India vs New Zealand Mount Maunganui Third ODI Match Report-2019

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both scored half centuries as India cruised to victory by 7 wickets against New Zealand in the third one day international at Bay Oval on Monday. The result saw the visitors take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five game series, with the Black Caps now facing several pressing questions about the balance and composition of their team ahead of the World Cup later this year. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Mount Maunganui Third ODI Match Report-2019”

India vs New Zealand Mount Maunganui January 28 2019 Third ODI Match Preview

After comfortably winning the second ODI in Mount Maunganui, India will be looking to take a 3-0 lead in the third one day international against New Zealand when the two teams again clash at the Bay Oval on Monday. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Mount Maunganui January 28 2019 Third ODI Match Preview”

India vs New Zealand Mount Maunganui Second ODI Match Report-2019

India put in another dominant all round performance as they thumped New Zealand by 90 runs in the second one day international at the Bay Oval on Saturday. Like they had been in Napier, the visitors were too good for the Black Caps in Mount Maunganui, thereby registering their first ever Republic Day (January 26) victory- they had previously never won an ODI played on that date. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Mount Maunganui Second ODI Match Report-2019”

India vs New Zealand Mount Maunganui Second ODI Match Preview January 26 2019

After comfortably winning the first ODI in Napier, India will be looking to take a 2-0 lead in the five match series when they square off against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui. The fixture will be played on January 26 (India’s Republic Day), and the visitors have never won an ODI played on that date. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Mount Maunganui Second ODI Match Preview January 26 2019”

India vs New Zealand Napier First ODI Match Report-2019

Shikhar Dhawan notched up a brilliant unbeaten 75 as India defeated New Zealand comprehensively by 8 wickets in the first one day international in Napier on Wednesday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Black Caps started poorly as they lost the opening pair of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro early, both falling to Mohammed Shami. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Napier First ODI Match Report-2019”

India vs New Zealand Napier First ODI Match Preview January 23 2019

After securing a historic series win against Australia, India will turn their attention to New Zealand when they take on the Black Caps in the first of five one day internationals at McLean Park in Napier on Wednesday.

Withe just 6 months left for the mega event, the visitors are still in search of a perfect, balanced middle order combination. Ambati Rayudu looked completely out of sorts at No 4 spot in the first two games against the Aussies and was axed for the decider in Melbourne, where India appeared to field their best balanced squad, with Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar both playing vital roles in their win. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Napier First ODI Match Preview January 23 2019”

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”

Second Best Figures for Pakistan in Tests- Yasir Shah vs New Zealand

Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah claimed second best figures as they defeated New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs in the second Test at Dubai. Continue reading “Second Best Figures for Pakistan in Tests- Yasir Shah vs New Zealand”