First West Indies Bowler to take 10 wickets in a test against Sri Lanka- Shannon Gabriel

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel wrote his name in the record books by becoming the first West Indies bowler to claim 10 wickets in a Test against Sri Lanka at St Lucia. Continue reading “First West Indies Bowler to take 10 wickets in a test against Sri Lanka- Shannon Gabriel”

India vs Afghanistan Match Preview-2018

Team India will be squaring of with Afghanistan in an upcoming test series which is scheduled to begin in Bangalore from 14th to 18th June 2018.

Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the test squad in the absence of the regular skipper Virat Kohli.

Afghanistan were given the test status by the International Cricket Council in June 2017.

It is being termed a historic match which will be hosted in Bengaluru.

Team India will be seeing this series as preparation for upcoming England tour.

India will be wary of 19 year old spinner Rashid Khan who has been in an sensational form in the recently concluded IPL 2018.

The ace spinner bagged 12 wickets in the T-20 series against Bangladesh.

Pace Bowler Dawlat Zadran will be missing due to injury, and his place will be taken by Wafadar Momand.

Chadd Sayers First Test Wicket AB De Villiers 2018

Australia’s Chadd Sayers took his first Test wicket by removing South Africa’s star batsman AB de Villiers on the first day of the fourth test in Johannesburg on Friday.

Sayers, a replacement for the injured Mitchell Starc, joined the likes of John Hastings, Mohammad Irfan and Jasprit Bumrah as bowlers who got their maiden test scalp in the form of Proteas great De Villiers.

The South Australian paceman was the highest wicket taker in the Sheffield Shield in the 2016/17 season, picking up 62 scalps at an average of 19.

Sayers was criticised by Shane Warne on commentary, with the legendary spinner clearly unimpressed by the 30 year old’s speeds (consistently around the 120-130 kmph mark).

Chadd Sayers

He was however given the second new ball ahead of Pat Cummins by skipper Tim Paine and justified his selection by picking up both De Villiers and night watchman Kagiso Rabada in the same over. De Villiers edged a Sayers delivery to Paine and reviewed unsuccessfully after being given out while Rabada, too early into his shot, handed an easy catch to Matt Renshaw.