India’s Squad for the first two tests vs Australia 2023- Suryakumar Yadav & Ishan Kishan receive maiden test call up

The selectors have announced the squad for the first two test matches against Australia starting next month.

The likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have received their maiden test call up. All rounder Ravindra Jadeja makes a come back to the squad after but his availability will be subject to fitness.

Star pacer Jasprit Bumrah who has been out of action to a back injury, doesn’t feature in the squad for the first two Tests.

The fast bowling attack comprises of Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Jaydev Unadkat. The first Test between India and Australia will be played on February 9 in Nagpur. Continue reading “India’s Squad for the first two tests vs Australia 2023- Suryakumar Yadav & Ishan Kishan receive maiden test call up”

Williamson hands over the reins to Southee- another Fab Four member steps down

Kane Williamson has opted to step down as New Zealand test captain and has handed over the reins to pacer Tim Southee after six years at the helm. Williamson has however chosen to stay on as white ball captain (ODI’s and T20’s) and will also continue to be a playing member of the test side. Continue reading “Williamson hands over the reins to Southee- another Fab Four member steps down”

Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test 2023 SCG Attendance 31,264 Day 1 Sydney Pink Test Official Crowd

Official crowd numbers by Day for Australia v South Africa SCG 2023 Test

Aus v SA SCG Day 1 official Attendance 4 January 2023: 31,264
Aus v SA SCG Day 2 official Attendance 5 Jan Thursday: 27,663
Aus v Proteas Day 3 Attendance SCG January 6 2023: 23,915 (No play due to rain)
Australia v SA Day 4 official Attendance Sydney 2023 Jan 7: 19,134
Aus v SA Final Day 5 SCG Crowd January 8 2023: 20,470

Total crowd over 5 days for SCG 2023 Test between Australia and South Africa: 122,476

A very good crowd of 31,264 was in attendance for Day 1 of the third and final test (Jan 4 2023, Wednesday) between Australia and South Africa at the MCG. The day was affected by rain and bad light, with Australia finishing on 147/2 after having chosen to bat first- only 47 overs of play were possible of the allotted 90.

The SCG third test Day 1 crowd was better than the 29,306 who turned up in Brisbane but less than half of the 64,876 strong crowd at the MCG in Melbourne on Boxing Day for the second test’s opening day.

Aus SA Third Test SCG 2023 Day 1

27,663 were present on Day 2 when Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith both struck hundreds as Australia moved to 475/4. No play was possible on Day 3, but still, the SCG had 23,915 fans arrive at the venue. Day 4 had only 59 overs of play possible and saw a crowd of 19,134 turn up in the NSW capital.

Day 5 at the SCG for Australia South Africa saw an official attendance of 20,470- the game ended in a draw.

Australia vs South Africa MCG Attendance 64,876 2022 Boxing Day 26 December 2nd Test first day Melbourne

Click here for Australia v South Africa SCG Third Test Day 1 Attendance Stats 2023

A very good crowd of 64,876 was officially declared at the MCG for the first day of the second test between Australia and South Africa on Boxing Day (December 26, 2022). There were 29,306 fans in attendance at the Gabba on the first day of the first test between the two sides earlier this month, which Australia won comfortably.

Day 1 MCG Attendance for Aus v SA- 64,876
Day 2 MCG Attendance for Aus v SA 2022 (December 27, 2022)- 42,614
Day 3 MCG Attendance for Australia vs South Africa Boxing Day- 34,318
Day 4 MCG Attendance for Aus RSA Boxing Day Test 2022- 13,906

Official total MCG attendance for Boxing Day Test 2022 (AUS v SA)- 155,714 (avg 38,929 crowd per day)

While not a 80,000+ crowd on the first day, this 64,876 attendance was higher than the attendance at the MCG for Aus v SA back in 2008 (63,263 back then on Boxing Day, against a significantly better South African side)

At the G, Australia again chose to bowl first after winning the toss. South Africa suffered two major collapses during the day- first going from 56/1 to 67/5 and then from 179/5 to 189 all out.

SA first innings score card v Aus Boxing Day 2022 test

SA First Innings Scorecard vs Australia 2nd Test Melbourne 2022

India vs Bangladesh Second Test Day 4 Mirpur Match Report 2022

Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer shared an unbeaten 71 run stand for the eight wicket as India pulled off a thrilling 3 wicket win over Bangladesh in the second test in Mirpur on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs Bangladesh Second Test Day 4 Mirpur Match Report 2022”

India vs Bangladesh Second Test Day 3 Mirpur Match Report 2022

Mehidy Hasan Miraz claimed figures of 3/12 as India slumped to 45/4 in their second innings at the end of Day 3 of the second test against Bangladesh in Mirpur on December 24, Saturday. Continue reading “India vs Bangladesh Second Test Day 3 Mirpur Match Report 2022”