New Rajasthan Royals Jersey – Pink RR IPL Kit 2019

Rajasthan Royals have revealed their new jersey on Friday for the upcoming 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. The Jaipur based franchise, who were briefly banned for two years, made their return last year, and will be looking to improve on their 2018 performance, when they finished fourth and reached the playoffs, only to lose to Kolkata. Continue reading “New Rajasthan Royals Jersey – Pink RR IPL Kit 2019”

New Kolkata Knight Riders Jersey – Kolkata Knight Riders 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”

Australia’s Player Ratings vs India- ODI Series 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.

Usman Khawaja

Shaun Marsh-1/10

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”

India vs Australia Delhi Fifth ODI Match Report-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”

India vs Australia Delhi Fifth ODI Match Preview-2019 March 13

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”

India vs Australia Mohali Fourth ODI Match Preview-2019 March 10

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”