South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd T20 2019 Wanderers Attendance 14883 Match Report

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 vs New Zealand Wellington First T20 Match Preview 2019

After convincingly winning the ODI series 4-1, India will turn their attention to the shortest format of the game when they face New Zealand in the first T20 International in Wellington on Wednesday.

With Virat Kohli having been given a break, Rohit Sharma will again be leading the side, as he did in the final two ODI’s, and the MI star will be hoping to guide the Men in Blue to their maiden T20 series win on Kiwi soil. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Wellington First T20 Match Preview 2019”

India Men’s and Women’s T-20 World Cup 2020 Fixtures

The ICC have today (January 29, 2018) announced the fixtures of the Men’s and the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 which is to be held in Australia on Tuesday- the first time the country will play host to the shortest format’s premier tournament. Continue reading “India Men’s and Women’s T-20 World Cup 2020 Fixtures”

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”

List of Players bought at IPL Auction-2019

Here are the list of KKR players bought during the IPL Auction 2019 at Jaipur.

Despite having hard hitting Andre Russell in the squad, KKR roped in yet another all rounder in the form of West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite who was bought for a whopping Rs 5 crore.

They also added New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson who was bought for Rs. 1.6 crore.

Maharashtra wicket keeper batsman Nikhil Naik and domestic cricketer Prithviraj Yaara were bought for 20 lakhs.

During the last round of the auction, Joe Denly was purchased at his base price of Rs. 1 crore

Another clever foreign buy was that of South African pacer Anrich Nortje (Rs 20 lakh), who really lit up the opening season of the Mzansi Super League for the Cape Town Blitz before his injury midway through the tournament. Continue reading “List of Players bought at IPL Auction-2019”

Tshwane Spartans vs Durban Heat December 12 Match Report- Last Group game of Mzansi Super League 2018

Albie Morkel scored a brilliant unbeaten 57 as Durban Heat came back from the dead to beat Tshwane Spartans by 2 wickets at Centurion on Wednesday. With Paarl Rocks having won with a bonus point earlier in the day, the Spartans v Heat clash in Centurion had nothing but pride on the line, and Morkel’s fiery innings ensured that the Heat finished the tournament on a winning note. Continue reading “Tshwane Spartans vs Durban Heat December 12 Match Report- Last Group game of Mzansi Super League 2018”

Performances of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur in Women’s Big Bash League-2018

Here are the performances of Smriti Mandhana and T-20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur in the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League 2018 Continue reading “Performances of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur in Women’s Big Bash League-2018”

Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz Match Report- Mzansi Super League December 4 2018

Reeza Hendricks continued his rich vein of form with the bat as he powered Jozi Stars to a comfortable 50 run bonus point victory over Cape Town Blitz on Tuesday.

The 29 year old’s introduction into the team has coincided with the Stars’ revival and after centuries in his previous two games, the Proteas star scored 79 (48) to collect his third consecutive Man of the Match award and condemn the Blitz to their first home loss of the tournament.

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List of Sydney Thunder Players WBBL T20- Sydney Thunder Squad Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19

Here are the players from Sydney Thunder who are going to feature in the the fourth edition of Women’s Big Bash League Continue reading “List of Sydney Thunder Players WBBL T20- Sydney Thunder Squad Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19”