India vs Australia Melbourne Third ODI Match Report-2019

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced another chasing masterclass with his third consecutive half century as the visitors defeated Australia by 7 wickets in the third and final One-day International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and registered their first ever bilateral series win Down Under.
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India vs Australia Melbourne Third ODI Match Preview January 18 2019 MCG

India will be eyeing their maiden bilateral one day series win on Australian soil when they take on the hosts in the third and final ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

The Men in Blue suffered a minor hiccup in the first ODI in Sydney but came back strongly to win the second one by 6 wickets in Adelaide, primarily thanks to fine contributions from skipper Virat Kohli, who notched up his 39th hundred, and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored his second consecutive 50+ score of the series. Continue reading “India vs Australia Melbourne Third ODI Match Preview January 18 2019 MCG”

India’s Pace attack for 2019 World Cup- A look at India’s options for CWC 2019

With just under six months left to go for the World Cup, Team India will be looking to get their bowling combinations in place ahead of their tournament opener against South Africa at the Rose Bowl.

To begin with, let’s take a look at the pacers India took to the last World Cup. Their pace attack then comprised of Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami as their primary pacers, with Stuart Binny and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also providing options in the 15 man squad. Yadav, Sharma and Shami were India’s first choice trio in all bar one game against the UAE, which saw Kumar play ahead of the Moradabad pacer. Continue reading “India’s Pace attack for 2019 World Cup- A look at India’s options for CWC 2019”

India vs Australia Adelaide Second ODI Match Report Adelaide January 15 2019

Virat Kohli scored a brilliant century, his 39th in ODI’s, as India defeated Australia by 6 wickets at Adelaide on Tuesday to set up a winner takes all clash in Melbourne later this week. Continue reading “India vs Australia Adelaide Second ODI Match Report Adelaide January 15 2019”

India vs Australia Adelaide Second ODI Match Preview-2019

India after winning the test series against Australia, suffered an early jolt as they went down by 34 runs despite Rohit Sharma’s magnificent century in the first one dayer at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Adelaide Second ODI Match Preview-2019”

India vs Australia Sydney First ODI Match Report January 12 2019

Rohit Sharma’s classy knock of 133 runs went in vain as Australia drew first blood in the ODI series by defeating India by 34 runs at Sydney on Saturday. The visitors had won only two of their previous 16 ODI’s at this venue against Australia and their poor record continued as Jhye Richardson inspired the hosts to victory in front of 38,000 odd fans at the SCG. Continue reading “India vs Australia Sydney First ODI Match Report January 12 2019”

India vs Australia First ODI Match Preview 2019- Hosts to play in retro kit

After a fine test series win, India will turn their attention to the 50 over format when they lock horns with Australia in the first one day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.

The two teams have played in 16 ODIs at the SCG, with Australia winning 13 of them and India two. Despite the visitors’ inferior record at the venue, it’s them, and not the hosts who will start favourites. India won the most recent ODI (in 2016) where they chased down a target of 331 runs with 2 balls to spare. Continue reading “India vs Australia First ODI Match Preview 2019- Hosts to play in retro kit”

India’s ODI Record at SCG against Australia- How many games have India won?

Here is Team India’s one day record against Australia at Sydney, where the two sides will square off against each other in the first of the three one day international to be played on 12 January.

India registered their first ever test series win over Australia earlier this week and will be looking to replicate their performance in the shorter format of the game. India have never won a bilateral ODI series in Australia (not counting a Tri Series win) in their history, and will certainly fancy their chances. Given the ODI form of both teams since the last World Cup, the visitors have a great chance at making another piece of history.

Out of the 16 games played so far between them in the New South Welsh capital, Australia have won 13, with one game producing no result and two going the way of the visitors. Continue reading “India’s ODI Record at SCG against Australia- How many games have India won?”

India roster for Australia ODI’s and NZ T20 series 2019- Shami back in ODI squad

India have today (December 24, 2018) named their ODI squad for the upcoming series in Australia and New Zealand as well as the T20 series against the Black Caps. The ODI squad features 16 players, and gives a pretty good idea of how their World Cup squad might be.

There is no place for test wicket keeper Rishabh Pant in both ODI squads, with veteran MS Dhoni set to return behind the stumps. Dinesh Karthik will provide wicket keeping cover in both squads. Left arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed gets another shot, while the ODI series also sees a return to the squad for Mohd Shami.

The differences between the ODI and T20 squads announced come in the form of two players- Pant and Krunal Pandya will play in the T20’s while Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja will only feature in the 50 over series.

The ODI squad named below is a 16 member one, while teams have to select a 15 man roster for the World Cup. Is it a toss up between Khaleel and Shami for the WC squad? Or will both go to England and Jadeja miss out?

The Indian selectors have also announced that youngster Pant will play for the A side against the England Lions after he returns from Australia. Continue reading “India roster for Australia ODI’s and NZ T20 series 2019- Shami back in ODI squad”

Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Report 2018 Hobart | Proteas win 2-1

Scintillating centuries from Faf Du Plessis and David Miller helped South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in the third one day international at Hobart on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to field, the home side appeared to have fully justified skipper Aaron Finch’s decision when they picked up South Africa’s top three with just 50 odd on board for the visitors.

The first to go was wicket keeper Quinton De Kock, caught by Alex Carey off Mitchell Starc for 4. His opening partner Reeza Hendricks was the next to follow, caught down the leg side by Carey off the bowling of Marcus Stoinis.

Aiden Markram looked very good in his innings of 32 hitting three beautiful sixes and a four before he fell in similar fashion to Hendricks Continue reading “Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Report 2018 Hobart | Proteas win 2-1”