Former South African star batsman AB De Villiers scored a blistering 82, as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Wednesday. Continue reading “Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab 24 April Match Report-2019”
Shane Watson returned to form by scoring a brilliant 96, as Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday.
Chennai included Harbhajan Singh for Shardul Thakur, while Hyderabad brought in Manish Pandey and Shakib Al Hasan in place of Shahbaz Nadeem and Kane Williamson. Continue reading “Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 23 April Match Report-2019”
Rishabh Pant’s blistering 78 overshadowed Ajinkya Rahane’s fine century as Delhi Capitals moved to the top of the table after beating Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Singh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday. Pant was omitted from the Indian World Cup squad in favour of Dinesh Karthik, but the youngster again showcased his fine hitting abilities by almost single-handedly taking Delhi home.
Rajasthan went in with an unchanged XI, while Delhi included Chris Morris in place of Sandeep Lamichhane.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s stunning knock of 84 went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings in a thriller at Bengaluru on Sunday. The one run win, secured thanks to a last ball run-out from Parthiv Patel, was RCB’s first over CSK since 2014.
The home side made two changes- Heinrich Klaassen dropped out as AB de Villiers returned from concussion, and Umesh Yadav came in for Mohammed Siraj. There were two changes for the visitors as well- MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo back in place of Karn Sharma and Sam Billings respectively.
Steve Smith lead from the front by scoring an unbeaten 59, as Rajasthan Royals defeated the Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Saturday. Continue reading “Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians 20 April Match Report-2019”
Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored a blistering 100, as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in an thrilling nail bitter at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday.
Bangalore included Henrich Klaasen and Dale Steyn in place of AB De Villiers and Umesh Yadav, while Kolkata went in with an unchanged line up.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the visitors lost Parthiv Patel cheaply in the powerplay to Sunil Narine.
Akshdeep Nath who was promoted at No 3 struggled to get going as he was dismissed by Andre Russell for 13. Moeen Ali along with skipper Virat Kohli were involved in an 90 run stand for the fourth wicket, with the 31 year old England left handed batsman going berserk by smashing 27 runs off Indian leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the 16th over.
Ali after scoring a brilliant 66 was dismissed in the 16th over. Kohli and Marcus Stoinis added a quickfire 64 runs for the fourth wicket, before the former was caught by Gill off Gurney for a magnificent century. His knock comprised off 9 fours and 4 sixes.
RCB in the last 6 overs scored 91 runs as Royal Challengers posted a massive score of 213/4 in their allotted 20 overs.
Chasing a target of 214, Kolkata Knight Riders were rocked early, as they lost Chris Lynn who was caught at mid off in the very first over to Dale Steyn for 1.
Sunil Narine after playing some lovely shots was dismissed by Navdeep Saini. The home side lost wickets of Shubman Gill and Robin Uthappa as KKR were reeling at 79/4.
Andre Russell and Nitish Rana bludgeoned the RCB bowlers by smashing them to all parts of ground with an 118 run stand for the fifth wicket. Needing 113 runs in six over, the duo almost got their team over the line, but Moeen Ali kept his cool and defended 24 runs in the final over, giving the Bangalore side their second win of the tournament.
The 35 year old South African fast bowler Dale Steyn was Bangalore’s best bowler as he claimed 2/40, while Saini and Stoinis bagged a wicket each.
Virat Kohli was declared the Man of the match.
The 36th match of the Indian Premier league will be a double header with Rajasthan Royals taking on Mumbai Indians at Jaipur, while Delhi Capitals will be squaring off against Kings XI Punjab at Delhi on 20 April 2019.
Mumbai Indians leapfrogged Delhi Daredevils into second place as they registered an emphatic 40 run victory over Ricky Ponting’s men at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday.
The Kotla is historically a poor ground for MI- it has the worst away win percentage for them amongst all IPL grounds, but the visitors stormed to victory here thanks to fine cameos with the bat from the Pandya brothers and a fantastic spell of bowling from spinner Rahul Chahar.
Mumbai included Ben Cutting and Jayant Yadav in place of Ishan Kishan and Jason Behrendorff, while Delhi went in with an unchanged XI.
Jonny Bairstow scored a quickfire 61, as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Chennai Super Kings comfortably by 6 wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Chennai included Karn Shama and Sam Billings in place of injured MS Dhoni and Mitchell Santner, while Hyderabad brought in Yusuf Pathan and Shahbaz Nadeem for Ricky Bhui and Abhishek Sharma. Continue reading “Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings 17 April Match Report- 2019”
Lokesh Rahul scored a wonderful half century, as Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 12 runs at the PCA Stadium, Mohali on Tuesday.
Rajasthan Royals included Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny and Ish Sodhi in place of Steve Smith, while Kings XI Punjab brought in Arshdeep Singh and David Miller in for Sarfaraz Khan and Andrew Tye.
After being sent into bat by RR skipper, KXIP pair of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul started cautiously, but picked up the score rate by putting on 38 runs for the opening wicket, before the latter was caught behind by Sanju Samson off Jofra Archer for 30.
Mayank Agarwal attacked the Rajasthan Royals bowlers right from the word go by scoring a quickfire 26, being being caught at long on by Archer off Sodhi.
The 26 year old Karnataka batsman along David Miller brought the innings back on track by adding a valuable 85 runs for the third wicket, before the former was dismissed in the 18th over for a well made 52.
The visitors lost a bit of momentum, as Jofra Archer bowled a brilliant penultimate over by picking up Nicolas Pooran and Mandeep Singh in quick succession.
Skipper Ravi Ashwin scored a handy 17, as Kings XI Punjab posted a competitive score of 182/6 in their allotted 20 overs.
The 24 year old Archer was Royals best bowler as he bagged 3/15, while Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat and Sodhi bagged a wicket each.
Chasing a target of 183, Rahul Tripathi and Jos Butler got their team off to a fantastic start by putting on 38 runs in 25 balls, before the debutant Arshdeep Singh got his maiden wicket by dismissing the in form Butler for 23.
The 28 year old Tripathi along with Sanju Samson added a valuable 59 runs for the second wicket, before the latter was bowled by Ashwin.
Punjab bowlers in the final stages bowled tightly by restricting the run flow as Rajasthan Royals failed to capitalize on the good start.
The 28 year old Maharashtra batsman after reaching his fifty was dismissed in the 16th over. Ashton Turner making his IPL debut was out for a first ball duck.
Stuart Binny gave the impetus to the innings by scoring an unbeaten 33, but failed to get support from the lower order batsman as Rajasthan Royals were restricted to 170/7 in 20 overs.
Ravi Ashwin was declared the Man of the Match.
The 33rd Match of the Indian Premier League will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings at Hyderabad on 17 April, Wednesday.
AB De Villiers’ fine 75 went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped to their seventh defeat in eight games at the Wankhede on Monday evening. RCB made 171/7 batting first, but their bowlers, as has been the case several times this year, failed to deliver as Mumbai won by five wickets.
With the Indian World Cup squad having been announced earlier in the day, this was essentially the country’s skipper squaring off against his vice-captain. With Dale Steyn still unvailable, RCB went in with an unchanged XI while MI brought in Lasith Malinga in place of injured West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph.
India have today (April 15, 2019) officially announced their 15 member squad for the 2019 World Cup in England. They are the third side to do so after New Zealand and reigning champions Australia. Let’s take a look at the talking points from the squad announcement.
Who are the big names to miss out on India’s CWC squad?
There are two that immediately come to mind- batsman Ambati Rayudu and wicket keeper Rishabh Pant. Rayudu has played at 4 for most of the last 12 months, but his poor form against quality bowling attacks seems to have gone against the 33 year old. Vijay Shankar wasn’t flashy but was most definitely efficient, and seemed to be more assured than Rayudu in India’s games Down Under. The Tamil Nadu star also offers the ability to bowl, which means Kohli has a greater variety to choose from for the fifth bowler’s role (essentially 10 overs between Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav). A left field option could be KL Rahul at 4, but he’s essentially touring as the reserve opener, and will probably not come into the XI unless Shankar or Jadhav have very poor tournaments with the bat.
Why did Rishabh Pant not got selected for the World Cup?
India’s selectors announced that Dinesh Karthik got the nod over Pant because of the former’s superior keeping skills. That’s an interesting statement given that Pant is the incumbent keeper in the test team. The 21 year old is also left handed- India have no southpaws in their middle order, and could’ve been an interesting option with his explosive hitting skills.
Karthik hasn’t been in the best of form in the IPL, but skipper Virat Kohli had said that IPL form would not count for the World Cup, and it appears the selectors have kept that in mind. Karthik’s superior finishing skills (the Nidahas Trophy final) also earned him the nod. However it’s unlikely he will get much playing time- he is effectively MS Dhoni’s backup at the tournament, and not a contender for a middle-order spot.
How many players from the 2015 World Cup squad have been selected in India’s 2019 WC squad?
Seven players from India’s CWC 2015 squad have made it to the 2019 edition- the trio of Kohli, Sharma and Dhawan, wicket-keeper Dhoni, the pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohd Shami and left arm spinner Ravi Jadeja. Continue reading “India Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad Announced- Talking Points & Analysis”
Suresh Raina scored a match winning half century, as Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday.
Kolkata included Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Harry Gurney in place of Carlos Braithwate, Joe Denly and Lockie Furguson, while Chennai went in with an unchanged line up. Continue reading “Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings 14 April Match Report-2019”
Kagiso Rabada produced a brilliant spell of fast bowling, as Delhi Capitals stunned the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Sunday.
The Sunrisers included Abhishek Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Khaleel Ahmed and regular skipper Kane Williamson in place of Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan Siddharth Kaul and Mohammed Nabi, while Capitals included Ami Mishra and Colin Munro in place of Rahul Tewatia and Colin Ingram. Continue reading “Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals 14 April Match Report-2019”
Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers scored brilliant half centuries, as Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their maiden win in IPL 2019, by defeating Kings XI Punjab at the PCA Stadium, Mohali on Saturday. Continue reading “Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 13 April Match Report-2019”
Jos Buttler scored a brilliant 89, as Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday. Continue reading “Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals 13 April Match Report-2019”
Shikhar Dhawan came back to form by scoring an unbeaten 97, as Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. Continue reading “Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals 12 April Match Report-2019”
Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a brilliant half century, as Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Thursday.
Chennai brought in Mitchell Santner and Shardul Thakur in place of Harbhajan Singh and Scott Kuggeleijn, while Rajasthan included debutant Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat and Sanju Samson. Continue reading “Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Match Report-11 April 2019”
Stand in skipper Kieron Pollard scored a belligerent 83, as Mumbai Indians defeated Kings XI Punjab by three wickets in a last ball thriller at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Wednesday. Continue reading “Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Match Report- 10 April 2019”
Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 43, as Chennai Super Kings defeated cruised to a seven wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday.
Both teams went in with an unchanged line up.
After being put into bat by Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders lost wickets of Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Nitish Rana with the score on 9.
Robin Uthappa looked good in his short stay, before perishing to a pull which landed in the safe hands of Kedar Jadhav at deep square leg off Deepak Chahar.
The visitors lost skipper Dinesh Karthik and youngster Shubman Gill, as KKR slumped at 47/6.
Andre Russell bailed KKR out of trouble to some extent by scoring a valuable fifty. His knock comprised of five fours and three sixes, as KKR finished at 108 for 9 in their allotted 20 overs.
Chahar was Super Kings best bowler as he claimed 3/20 in 4 overs, while Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir bagged 2 wickets each.
Chasing a target of 109, Shane Watson got off to a brisk start, by hitting two fours and one six, before being dismissed by Sunil Narine.
Suresh Raina failed cash in on the opportunity to make a big score as he fell to brilliant catch brilliant catch by Piyush Chawla for 14 runs.
Du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu batted cautiously as the duo added 46 runs for the third wicket, before the latter was caught by Nitish Rana off the 30 year old Chawla.
The 34 year old Proteas captain along with Kedar Jadhav added an unbeaten 30 run stand for the 4th wicket, as Chennai Super Kings reached the target of 109 runs comfortably with 16 balls to spare.
With this win, Chennai jumped to the top position in the IPL 2019, while Kolkata suffered their second loss.
Sunil Narine was Kolkata Knight Riders best bowler as he ended up with 2/24, while Piyush Chawla claimed a solitary wicket.
Deepak Chahar was declared the Man of the match for his brilliant spell.
The 24th Match of the Indian Premier League will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium Mumbai on 10 April Wednesday.
This is the new Australia CWC 2019 shirt, the uniform to be worn by the Australian cricket team at this summer’s World Cup in England. The Aussies are the reigning world champions and appear to be peaking at the right time in the 50 over format after impressive away series wins against India and Pakistan. They came from 2-0 down to beat Ravi Shastri’s men 3-2 in India, and followed it up with a stunning 5-0 whitewash of Pakistan in the UAE.
Made by Asics, the new Australia CWC kit was officially unveiled on April 9, 2019. The jersey’s predominantly yellow, with green featuring on the collar, shoulders and sides.
Australia have warm up games against England and Sri Lanka in Southampton before officially beginning the defence of their title against Afghanistan at Bristol on June 1.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell is here seen modelling the new Australian CWC uniform.
Australia have reached the finals in five of the last six World Cups. Continue reading “New Australia Cricket World Cup 2019 Jersey Released by Asics”
Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal scored fluent half centuries, as Kings XI Punjab defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in a nail bitting encounter at Mohali on Monday. Continue reading “Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Report- 8 April 2019”
Shreyas Iyer held his nerve by scoring a fine 67, as Delhi Capitals defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Sunday.
After being sent into bat by Delhi, Bangalore lost an early wicket of Parthiv Patel for just 9 runs. Continue reading “Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals Match Report- 7 April 2019”
Alzarri Joseph made an impressive debut in the Indian Premier League by claiming 6/12, as Mumbai Indians defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Saturday. Continue reading “Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians Match Report- 6 April 2019”
KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan’s fine fifties went in vain as Chennai Super Kings defeated the Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
The home brought Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh and Scott Kuggeleijn in place of Dwayne Bravo, Mohit Sharma and Shardul Thakur, while the visitors included Chris Gayle and Andrew Tye for Hardus Viljoen and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Chennai openers made a fantastic beginning as the duo of Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson added 56 runs for the opening stand, before Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed the former for 26. Continue reading “Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab Match Report- 6 April 2019”
Andre Russell pulled one out of the hat for the second time in this tournament as his late onslaught condemned Royal Challengers Bangalore to their fifth straight defeat in IPL 2019.
Few would’ve expected the Windies all-rounder to produce a repeat of his heroics against SRH earlier in the tournament, but that’s exactly what he did, slamming 48 from 13 balls to earn KKR an unlikely lookng victory.
Tim Southee made his first appearance for RCB this year, coming in for the out of form Shimron Hetmyer, while Umesh Yadav was axed for Pawan Negi. Kolkata made only one change, with Sunil Narine returning from injury in place of Nikhil Naik.
After being sent into bat by KKR, the RCB opening pair of Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli gave their side a solid start at the Chinnaswamy. The duo added 64 runs for the first wicket before Nitish Rana had Parthiv LBW for 25. Rana could’ve also had Kohli caught in the very same over, but Narine put down a sitter at mid wicket, and that drop was to prove very costly for KKR. Continue reading “Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Report- 5 April 2019”
Jonny Bairstow continued his magnificent form with the bat as Sunrisers Hyderabad comfortably defeated the Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets to register their third consecutive win and go top of the the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday.
The win also continued Mohammad Nabi’s incredible record in a SRH jersey- the franchise have never lost a game when the Afghan all-rounder has been in the XI.
Hyderabad opted for an unchanged starting lineup while Delhi, attempting to bounce back from their shock meltdown against Punjab, made three changes. In came Ishant Sharma, Rahul Tewatia and Axar Patel and out went Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan.
Chennai Super Kings suffered their first defeat of IPL 2019 as a stunning all-round performance from Hardik Pandya helped Mumbai Indians beat the visitors by 37 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. The win was Mumbai’s 100th in IPL history- the first franchise to achieve the landmark.
MI opted to give Jason Behrendorff his debut, with the Australian pacer replacing Mitchell McClenaghan in the XI. Another change saw Rahul Chahar, the first cousin of CSK pacer Deepak, come in for Mayank Markande. CSK chose to go with only three foreigners, with Kiwi Mitchell Santner making way for Mohit Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped to their fourth straight defeat in this year’s IPL as Rajasthan Royals opened their own account with a comfortable seven wicket win at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Tuesday. The Royals only won on the penultimate delivery of the innings, but were always in control of the chase as RCB’s struggles continued.
With Sanju Samson, scorer of the first century of this year’s IPL, out injured, the Royals brought in all rounder Stuart Binny. Jaydev Unadkat paid the price for his horror last over against Chennai as he was axed for India pacer Varun Aaron. There were three changes for Bangalore, with Australian star Marcus Stoinis making his first appearance of the tournament in place of Colin de Grandhomme and Akshdeep Nath and Navdeep Saini coming in for Shivam Dube and young Prayas Ray Barman respectively.
Sam Curran claimed a stunning hat-trick as Kings XI Punjab snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to register a dramatic 14 run triumph against the Delhi Capitals in Mohali.
The visitors were 144/3 at one stage, requiring just 23 runs in 21 balls, but a late meltdown saw them lose their last seven wickets for just 8 runs, leaving coach Ricky Pointing and skipper Shreyas Iyer shocked on the sidelines. It was a collapse of epic proportions on All Fools’ Day, and even the jubilant home supporters at the PCA Stadium couldn’t quite believe their eyes.
The home side, somewhat surprisingly, excluded Chris Gayle and Andrew Tye, with Sam Curran and Mujeeb Ur Rahman coming into the XI, while Delhi brought in pacer Avesh Khan at the expense of spinner Amit Mishra.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a breezy 75, as Chennai Super Kings defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 8 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday. Continue reading “12th Game of IPL 2019- Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match Report 31 March 2019”
Jonny Bairstow and David Warner scored sparkling centuries as Sunrisers Hyderabad thumped Royal Challengers Bangalore by 118 runs at Hyderabad on Sunday. Continue reading “Eleventh Game of IPL 2019- Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Report 31 March 2019”
Kagiso Rabada defended 11 runs and bagged a wicket in the first Super Over of the Indian Premier League 2019 as Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by three runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. Continue reading “Tenth Game of IPL 2019- Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Report 30 March 2019-“
KL Rahul finally got into the groove by scoring an unbeaten 71, as Kings XI Punjab defeated Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets in Mohali on Saturday Continue reading “Ninth Game of IPL 2019- Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians Match Report 30 March 2019”
Sanju Samson swashbuckling 102 went in vain, as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Friday. Continue reading “Eight Game of IPL 2019- Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Match Report 29 March 2019”
AB de Villiers blistering knock of 70 went in vain, as Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Thursday. Continue reading “Seventh Game of IPL 2019-Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Match Report 28 March 2019”
Andre Russell shinned with both bat and ball, as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs at Eden Gardens,on Wednesday. Continue reading “Sixth Game of IPL 2019- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Match Report 27 March 2019”
Shane Watson scored a rapid 44, as Chennai Super Kings registered their second win in IPL by defeating Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi on Tuesday. Continue reading “Fifth Game of IPL 2019-Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Match Report 26 March 2019”
Chris Gayle scored a scintillating 79, as Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday. Continue reading “Fourth Game of IPL 2019-Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals Match Report 25 March 2019”
Rishabh Pant scored a sensational 78, as Delhi Capitals started their IPL campaign with a 37 run victory over Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Continue reading “Third Game of IPL 2019- Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians 24 March Match Report-2019”
Andre Russell scored a sparkling 49, as Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a thrilling six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Continue reading “Second Game of IPL 2019- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Report 24 March 2019”
Chennai Super Kings’ spinners wove a web around Bangalore’s batsmen as the home side thumped the visitors by seven wickets in the opening match of the 2019 Indian Premier League at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday evening. The game was expected to be a blockbuster clash, but ended up being a one sided one as the troika of Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja proved too hot to handle for the poor RCB batsmen on a tough Chennai wicket.
RCB opted for AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmeyer, Moeen Ali and Colin de Grandhomme as their overseas options while Chennai, somewhat surprisingly, went with just three foreign players- the PSL winning Quetta duo of Shane Watson & Dwayne Bravo and South African spinner Tahir. Continue reading “First Game of IPL 2019- Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Report 23 March 2019”
Rajasthan Royals after making a come back last year, revealed their new jersey on Friday for the upcoming 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. Continue reading “New Rajasthan Royals Jersey – Rajasthan Royals IPL Kit 2019”
Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, have unveiled their new jersey for the upcoming 2019 season on Sunday Continue reading “New Kolkata Knight Riders Jersey – Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Kit 2019”
You can never write Australia off before a World Cup! Just months before the quadrennial event, the defending champions showed that they would not give up their crown without a fight by coming from 2-0 down to inflict a stunning 3-2 defeat on pre-WC favourites India. This was Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s first home series loss as captain. Australia’s last ODI series win came nearly two years ago, and with the likes of Steve Smith, David Warner, Mitch Starc and Josh Hazlewood all likely to be added to the squad, few will underestimate the Kangaroos at the World Cup.
Here’s how Australia’s players rated in the PayTM ODI series against India.
Aaron Finch (capt) 5/10
As a batsman, Finch had an ordinary series- only 157 runs in 5 matches at an average of 31.40 as his poor test form continued into the shorter formats. His 93 in Ranchi showed signs of him leaving his lean run behind, but on evidence of this series, his starting spot could be in serious jeopardy when Warner and Smith return.
He however led his team remarkably well, and has achieved something many visiting skippers have been unable to do- an ODI series win in India.
Usman Khawaja- 9.5/10
An absolutely fantastic series for Uzzy, with 383 runs in 5 matches at an average of 76.6. Was remarkably consistent as well- scored his maiden ton in Ranchi which set the tone for the visitors’ comeback, and followed it up with 91 and 100 in Chandigarh and Delhi respectively. Outscored Virat Kohli in a series where the latter scored two back to back centuries!
Rightly declared the Player of the Series.
29 runs in 3 matches at an average of 9.66
A horrendous series for SOS given his normally high standards in this format, and might have just kissed his World Cup hopes goodbye. Was axed for the decider in Delhi after being heralded as a potential saviour for the visitors’ batting on Indian pitches when he was brought into the squad- an indicator of how badly his stocks fell in this series. Continue reading “Australia’s Player Ratings vs India- ODI Series 2019”
Usman Khawaja continued his superb form with the bat by scoring yet another 100, as Australia defeated India by 35 runs in the fifth and final one day international at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi on Wednesday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Delhi Fifth ODI Match Report-2019”
After a stunning win in the fourth one day international at Mohali, Australia would be eyeing a shock series victory when they take on India in the fifth and final one day international at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday. The Aussies looked down and out after losses in the first two games at Hyderabad and Nagpur but fought back to win in Ranchi and Mohali to set up this winner takes all clash in the national capital.
The two teams have played each four times at this venue, with India prevailing on three occasions and Australia winning just once. The last such meeting was a decade ago, when India comfortably chased down 230 with six wickets to spare. Continue reading “India vs Australia Delhi Fifth ODI Match Preview-2019 March 13”
Ashton Turner cracked an unbeaten 84 as Australia stunned India by 4 wickets in the fourth one day international to level the series 2-2 at Chandigarh on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Mohali Fourth ODI Match Report-2019”
After suffering defeat in Ranchi, India would be aiming to bounce back and seal the ODI series when they take on Australia in the fourth one day international at Mohali on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Mohali Fourth ODI Match Preview-2019 March 10”
Virat Kohli’s blistering knock of 123 went in vain as India went down by 32 runs against Australia in the third one day international at Ranchi on Friday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Ranchi Third ODI Match Report-2019 March 8”
After a thrilling win in the second ODI in Nagpur , India will be looking to make it 3-0 and seal the series when they take on Australia in third one day international at Ranchi on Friday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Ranchi Third ODI Match Preview-2019”
Virat Kohli scored a masterful century, as India beat Australia in the second one day international at Nagpur on Tuesday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Nagpur Second ODI Match Report-2019”
After winning the first one day international in Hyderabad comfortably, India will be looking to make it 2-0 when they take on Australia in the central city of Nagpur on Tuesday. The two sides have squared off against each other in three previous ODI’s at the VCA Stadium, with the hosts emerging victorious in all of them. Continue reading “India vs Australia Nagpur Second ODI Match Preview-2019 March 5”
Kedar Jadhav scored a brilliant 81 as India beat Australia comfortably by 6 wickets in the first one day international at Hyderabad on Saturday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the visitors started disastrously as they lost out of form skipper Aaron Finch cheaply to Jasprit Bumrah.
Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis added 87 runs for the second wicket, albeit very slowly, before Jadhav broke through by claiming the wicket of Stoinis, who was caught by Indian skipper Virat Kohli for 37 off 53 balls.
Khawaja was dismissed after reaching his half century, with an excellent catch from Vijay Shankar sending the Australian opener back in the 24th over. Continue reading “India vs Australia Hyderabad First ODI Match Report-2019”
This is the new India cricket shirt 2019, the new Indian jersey for the 2019 Cricket World Cup and other games during the 19/20 season. The new India CWC top was officially unveiled by kit makers Nike on 1 March, 2019, just before the country’s ODI series against reigning WC champions Australia. It will be first worn by the national team in their clash against Justin Langer’s men on March 2, 2019.
From the Men’s team the likes of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw and former captain MS Dhoni were seen modelling the new uniform. Key women’s team players like Harmanpreet Kaur and teenager Jemimah Rodrigues were also present at the event.
The new Indian WC 2019 jersey features the date as well as the latitude and longitude of the venues of their three World Cup triumphs so far (1983 World Cup at Lords, 2007 T20 World Cup in Johannesburg and 2011 World Cup in Mumbai)
The shirt also has tri colour detailing (the colours of the Indian flag) inside the neck. It features a darker shade of blue on the front, with a lighter one on the sleeves, as can be seen in the pictures below.
Australia will be looking for their third straight win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium when they lock horns with India in the first game of the five match one day series in Hyderabad on Saturday. The visitors have won on both previous trips here and will be brimming with confidence after winning the two game T20 series 2-0- Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s first bilateral series defeat in any format at home. Continue reading “India vs Australia Hyderabad First ODI Match Preview-2019”
Glenn Maxwell scored a blistering hundred, as Australia thumped India by 7 wickets in the second T-20 international at Bangalore on Wednesday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Bangalore Second T-20 Match Report-2019”
India after a listless performance with the bat in the opening Twenty20 International at Vizag, would be hoping to turn things around, when they take on Australia in the second and final T-20 international at Bangalore on Wednesday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Bangalore Second T-20 Match Preview-2019”
Here are the list of Women’s players who are going to feature in the three T-20 international against England, starting on March 4. Continue reading “India Women’s Squad for Home T-20 vs England 2019-“
Mumbai Indians ahead of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, have unveiled their new jersey for the upcoming 2019 season on Sunday. Continue reading “New Mumbai Indians Jersey – Mumbai Indians IPL Kit 2019”
Smriti Mandhana scored a brilliant 63, as India women comfortably defeated England Women by seven wickets in the second one day international at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. Continue reading “India Women vs England Women Mumbai Second ODI Match Report-2019”
Glenn Maxwell scored a brilliant half century, as Australia defeated India by 3 wickets in the first T20 International to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Vizag First T-20 Match Report-2019”
Ahead of the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League, the Delhi Capitals have unveiled their new jersey. The franchise have changed the name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals, presumably from that fact that Delhi is the capital of India. Continue reading “New Delhi Capitals Jersey – Delhi IPL Kit 2019”
India after successfully defeating Australia in the latter’s own backyard, would be looking to continue their dominance at home, when they take on the visitors in the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals at Vizag on Sunday. In their tour Down Under, India had registered ODI and Test series wins in Australia, and drew the T20I series 1-1. Continue reading “India vs Australia Vizag First T-20 Match Preview-2019”
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Highest Attendance 30,281 on 10 January 2019
Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes Lowest Attendance 17,106 on 1 January 2019
Brisbane Heat- Average Attendance= 22343
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers 2018 26,932
Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes 2018 12,791
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers 2019 17,106
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades 2019 30,281
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder 2019 26,644
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers 2019 21,254
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars 2019 21,391
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Highest Attendance 40,816 on 17 February 2019
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorches Lowest Attendance 10,287 on 30 January 2019
Melbourne Renegades- Average Attendance 21703
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorches 2018 15,011
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers 2018 23,129
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers 2019 18,029
Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes 2019 18,584
Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat 2019 16,008
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars 2019 38,117
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder 2019 10,287
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars 2019 40,816
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers 2019 15,342
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Highest Attendances 17,882 on 2 January 2019
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Lowest Attendances 8,788 on 21 December 2018
Sydney Thunder- Average Attendance 12461
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars 2018 8,788
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers 2019 17,010
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades 2019 10,332
Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes 2019 11,557
Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers 2018 10,508
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers 2019 17,882
Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat 2019 11,147
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Highest Attendances 34,385 on 2 February 2019
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Lowest Attendances 8,083 on 29 January 2019
Sydney Sixers Average Attendance- 19213
Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers 2018 17,436
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars 2018 22,221
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades 2019 16,281
Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat 2019 14,921
Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes 2019 21,162
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers 2019 8,083
Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder 2019 34,385
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Highest Attendances 41,987 on 31 December 2018
Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Lowest Attendances 11,673 on 9 February 2019
Adelaide Strikers Average Attendance- 28095
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades 2018 34,214
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder 2018 41,987
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers 2019 31,810
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars 2019 30,392
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes 2019 27,514
Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat 2019 19,075
Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers 2019 11,673
Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers Highest Attendance 13,386 on 31 January 2019
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars Lowest Attendance 9,132 on 24 December 2018
Hobart Hurricanes Average Attendance-11,348
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars 2018 9,132
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder 2018 10,478
Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers 2018 12,455
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers 2019 12,920
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat 2019 11,320
Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers 2019 13,836
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades 2019 8,235
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars 2019 12,404
Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Highest Attendance 40,646 on 26 December 2018
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Lowest Attendance 16,660 on 3 February 2019
Perth Scorchers Average Attendance- 30133
Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers 2018 40,646
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat 2019 40,511
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers 2019 30,075
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder 2019 24,727
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades 2019 21,698
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars 2019 16,660
Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Highest Attendance 46,418 on 1 January 2019
Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Lowest Attendance 6,093 on 23 January 2019
Melbourne Stars Average Attendance- 21541
Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades 2019 46,418
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunders 2019 8,156
Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers 2019 25,342
Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes 2019 20,188
Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers 2019 6,093
Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat 2019 22,231
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers 2019 22,359
Here are the list of Indian players who are going to feature in the two T20Is and five ODIs against Australia at home starting February 24. The five ODI’s will be the last ones for the Men in Blue before the 2019 World Cup. Continue reading “India Squad for Home ODI’s and T20 vs Australia February March 2019- Indian Roster”
Here’s the list of the top ten highest scoring batsmen at the 2019 Momentum One Day Cup, a South African domestic ODI series for their six franchises- Titans, Lions, Dolphins, Cobras, Knights and Warriors. The tournament began on 8 February, 2019. Given the ODI World Cup to be held later this season, the MODC represents a chance for several players to break into the Proteas ODI setip.
Who is the top run scorer at MODC 2019?
As of Mar 31 2019, the highest run scorer is Aiden Markram (542) from the Titans.
This list of the best batsmen at the 2019 MODC will be updated as the season progresses. Last updated after Titans vs Dolphins game at Centurion on March 31 2019. Continue reading “List of Top 10 Momentum One Day Cup 2019 Highest Runs Scorers- Most Runs MODC 2019”
Colin Munro scored a brilliant 72 as New Zealand beat India by four runs in the third T20 International in Hamilton to win the three-match series 2-1 on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Hamilton Third T-20 Match Report-2019 February 10- NZ win 2-1”
After picking up their first ever T20 victory in New Zealand on Friday, India will be aiming to go one step further when they square off against the Black Caps in the series decider in Hamilton on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Hamilton Third T-20 Match Preview-2019 February 10”
Rohit Sharma scored a quickfire 50 and also became the leading scorer in T-20 International, as India comfortably defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the second T20I at Eden Park, Auckland to level the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Auckland Second T-20 Match Report-2019”
South Africa have called up all rounder Wiaan Mulder to their squad for the two test series against Sri Lanka at home later this month. The 20 year old is the only addition to the squad that convincingly beat Pakistan 3-0 at home.
Against Pakistan, South Africa fielded a 4 man attack in the form of Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier and Keshav Maharaj in the opener at Centurion. Olivier, who only got into the XI because of Vernon Philander’s injury, effectively made himself undroppable with a 11fer at SuperSport Park. When Philander returned, they chose to go with an all pace attack in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, with Maharaj having to make way.
In the third test at the Wanderers, the Proteas were without skipper Faf du Plessis, which allowed Zubayr Hamza to make his debut. The Cobras batsman gave a decent account of himself on debut, and it could well be a shoot out between him and Theunis de Bruyn as to whom makes way when the captain comes back. Continue reading “Wiaan Mulder called up to Proteas squad for 2019 Sri Lanka Tests”
After inflicting a record 80 run defeat on India, New Zealand will look to seal the series when the two sides meet in the second T20 in Auckland on Friday. Eden Park is expected to attract a crowd of over 40,000, the highest ever for a cricket game at the venue since the 2015 World Cup.
The Kiwis rode on the back of a fantastic 84 from wicket keeper batsman Tim Seifert to post a massive 219/6 in Wellington. Another similar performance from the Northern Districts star will do his World Cup chances no harm at all. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Auckland Second T-20 Match Preview 2019”
South Africa’s bowlers held their nerve at the death as Pakistan squandered a golden opportunity to level the three game T20 series in front of a 14,883 strong crowd at the Wanderers. Chasing 189, the visitors fell seven runs short and thus saw their 11 series winning streak in bilateral T20’s broken by the Proteas.
The Proteas gave debuts to Janneman Malan and Lutho Sipamla, while Pakistan brought back Shaheen Shah Afridi. David Miller, in his maiden game as SA captain, lost the toss, and his opposite number Shoaib Malik opted to ask the Proteas to take first guard. Continue reading “South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd T20 2019 Wanderers Attendance 14883 Match Report”
India’s much maligned middle order came to the fore at the Basin Reserve as the visitors defeated New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and final One Day International in Wellington. The Men in Blue were 18/4, but reached a competitive score thanks to a 90 from Ambati Rayudu and a ballistic 22 ball 45 from Hardik Pandya at the end. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Wellington Fifth ODI Match Report-2019 February 3”
After a horror show in Hamilton, India will be looking to bounce back in the fifth and final ODI at the Basin Reserve when they meet the Black Caps on Sunday. Having won the first three ODI’s comfortably, an Indian side sans skipper Virat Kohli and veteran keeper MS Dhoni suffered a jolt in swinging conditions as they went down to New Zealand at Seddon Park Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Wellington Fifth ODI Match Preview-2019 Wellington February 3”
A magical spell of swing bowling from Trent Boult saw New Zealand thrash India by 8 wickets in the fourth one day international on Thursday, thus helping the home side to register their first win of the series. Boult bowled his ten overs in one go upfront, and claimed 5/21 as he wrecked the Indian top and middle order in helpful conditions at Seddon Park. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Hamilton Fourth ODI Match Report-2019 Seddon Park 31 January”