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Top 3 Run-Getters and Wicket-Takers for India in Tests…

The Indian Cricket team has been phenomenal in 2019 finishing on the top of the ICC World Test championship points table. They are on 360 points from seven Test matches having won all of them. India whitewashed Bangladesh 2-0 in the recently concluded Test series to cap off what was a fabulous year for the Indian cricket team as a whole. Be it at home or abroad, their players achieved success in the format. Here's is a detailed write-up of the top 3

India vs West Indies T20I, ODI Series 2019 Schedule…

The India vs West Indies 2019 limited-overs series to be played in December will be Team India's final cricketing engagement this year. The BCCI announced the T20I and ODI squads for the upcoming limited-overs series starting December 6. The teams will play a three-match T20I series followed by a three-match ODI series. The T20I games will be played on December 6, 8 and 11. That will be followed by the three-match ODI with matches on December 15, 18 and 22.  Meanwhile, there are

Kohli, Dhawan Troll Rahane for Dreaming About Pink-Ball Test

India's maiden Pink-Ball Test against Bangladesh to be played in Kolkata from November 22 is the most awaited sporting event in India at the moment and the fans are waiting for it to start with bated breath. On November 18, Rahane posted a picture of himself dreaming about the pink-ball Test on his official Instagram handle. " Already dreaming about the historic pink ball test ūüėä" wrote Rahane as the caption along with the picture. Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and teammate Shikhar

IPL 2020: CSK, RCB Retain Core Squad After Initial…

Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have opposite histories in the IPL. While one team has won the title three times, the other team is still looking for their maiden IPL title. These two teams have rich history of playing against each other in the competition as well. IPL 2020 could be a season of either of these two teams depending on how well they fare in the upcoming auctions. While CSK has won 16 matches against their rivals, Kohli's team has emerged

India & Bangladesh All Set to Make Pink -Ball…

After winning the T20I series 2-1, Team India is all set to play their first-ever Pink Ball Test match against Bangladesh starting from November 22, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This will also be Bangladesh's first ever-pink ball Test as well.  India is unbeaten in their last 11 Test series at home and they would like to get their 12th win in this historic Test match. India confident from their T20I series win over their opponents looks ready and prepared for this

Virat Kohli led India end 71-year wait, seal historic…

Virat Kohli led India ended a 71-year wait for a test series triumph on Australian soil on Monday when they sealed their 2-1 series win after rain ensured that the fourth and final Test match of the series at the Sydney Cricket Ground ended in a draw. The series might have come to damp end but the visitors dominated from the word go to claim the honors Down Under, thus becoming the first Asian side to claim the feat. India won the first

Kane Williamson closes the gap on Virat Kohli in…

New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson breached the 900-points barrier for the first time in the updated ICC Test rankings. The dashing batsman had played a match-winning knock in the final Test against Pakistan in UAE which helped New Zealand clinch their first away series win against the nation in 49 years. This is also the first instance of any batsman from New Zealand going past 900 rankings points. Only the great Richard Hadlee had managed to break that barrier but it was his bowling that had earned him these many points. Williamson is currently placed second, he jumped in front of Australia’s Steve Smith (901 points) who is serving a year ban. Current table-topper Virat Kohli scored only 37 runs across two innings in the Adelaide Test. He lost 15 points due to the failure on

India vs Australia: Five Takeaways from the first Test

The first Test between Australia and India at Adelaide ended yesterday with Virat Kohli and his men drawing first blood and winning the thrilling game by 31 runs. There was a lot of action in this Test and here is a look at some of the significant takeaways from the match. Pujara’s career-defining moment https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1072000585560399872 India was staring down the barrel at 127-6 on the first day of the Test. Another couple of wickets and India would have ended in absolute disaster had

Virat Kohli says Ishant Sharma was pissed off after…

India paceman Ishant Sharma could have got two more wickets to his name if had he not bowled those two no-balls against Australia in the first Test in Adelaide. The visitors managed to beat the team from Down Under by 31 runs in the final day of the first Test match. After the match, Team India captain Virat Kohli said Ishant Sharma was disappointed with his own performance. Ishant Sharma could have got out Aaron Finch in the first over of Australia’s second

Australia and India announce their teams before the first…

All the hype built so far around the Test series between Australia and India will materialize at the Adelaide Oval as the Border-Gavaskar Series commences. Let alone India, no Asian team has yet won a Test series on the Australian soil. Virat Kohli and his men have a fantastic chance to alter the history and it all begins tomorrow. The Australian media has been abuzz about one person in all their leadups, and that man is Virat Kohli. Australia has been a happy hunting ground for him and especially the Adelaide Oval. It was here that he struck his maiden Test century and later scored twin hundreds in a Test. He will be itching to pocket this Test series and claim a captaincy milestone for

India v Australia: Interesting Stats and Numbers That Matter

The Border-Gavaskar trophy has assumed a lot of significance over the last couple of decades as India and Australia have been involved in some truly epic encounters in the recent past. The 4-match Test series between the two teams hence is being eagerly awaited. Before the highly anticipated series begins, here is a look at some interesting numbers from the India-Australia Test history. Highest team total India’s mammoth 705-7 declared at Sydney in the 4th Test of their 2003-04 is the highest team

Australia told how to get India’s Virat Kohli out…

Whenever Virat Kohli walks down to the pitch, there is always an expectation from the India captain to do well with the bat, and he tends to deliver on the majority of the occasions. Virat Kohli and his men have traveled to Australia and are preparing for the upcoming Test series, and the right-handed batsman will be one of the key players for the visitors during their trip Down Under. Former Australia bowlers Ryan Harris and Jason Gillespie have discussed the strategy on

Australia vs India: Why India can’t take this depleted…

Australia vs India series is the talk of the town. Much has been said about the depleted Australian Test side that is getting ready to host India for a 4-Test series. Many are of the view that this is the weakest Australian side in a long time and Team India will have a golden opportunity to register their first ever series win in Australian soil. But will it be a cakewalk for India? Beware of Australia’s bowling unit Yes, Australia are without two

Why India will rely on Virat Kohli in the…

Team India led by Virat Kohli will embark on one of its biggest challenges in recent times when they take on Australia for a 4-Test series. While Australia are without some of their big names, they are still a force to reckon with at home. India, meanwhile, have an abysmal record in Australia and have never won a Test series here. In recent times, India has been overly reliant on their star batsman and captain Virat Kohli, especially in Test cricket. In the

Why Krunal Pandya can be crucial for India’s limited…

In the third and final T20I between India and Australia at Sydney on Sunday, it was left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya‚Äôs spell of 4-36 ‚Äď the best figures by a spinner in T20Is in Australia ‚Äď that turned things around for India. Showing great maturity and skills, Krunal kept the Australia batsmen strangled in the middle overs and helped India restrict the home team to a modest total and eventually win the game. While he is just six games new in the international arena,

Australia vs India T20Is: Three reasons why India lost…

Australia pipped India in the first T20 International by four runs to take the lead and start the home series on a positive note. Both sides had their highs and lows throughout the flow of proceedings, but a total of 174 in 17 overs proved to be too much for the Men in Blue to chase down. As a result, the visitors fell just short in a game that went right down to the wire. Virat Kohli had won the toss and put

Australia vs India, first T20I: Preview

After whitewashing West Indies 3-0 in the recently-concluded T20I series in India, the Men in Blue have already traveled to Australia where they will begin their long tour with a three-match T20I series against the hosts starting at The Gabba in Brisbane on November 21. They will look to start the series on a high as it will give them a lot of confidence in the remaining T20I matches and the subsequent four-match Test series. Head to Head Aussies no match for India

India vs Australia: 5 Players To Watch Out For…

The much awaited India’s tour of Australia is all set to begin on the 21st of November with a 3-match T20I series. While Australia’s form has slipped dramatically in the past ten months, one can expect a cracker of a series as they are playing at home. There will be a lot of talent on display in this T20I series from both sides. Here is a look at five players who can make a difference in the series. Aaron Finch Having already scored

Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah grab the top-spots in…

The leaders of the Indian juggernaut in the One-Day International (ODI) cricket, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, established themselves firmly at the top of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI rankings which were released on Tuesday.  The Indian captain Virat Kohli bolstered his position as the best ODI batsman in the world with three consecutive centuries in the recently concluded series win over the Windies. He sits at the top with 899 ranking points while his deputy Rohit Sharma is hot in pursuit with 871 ranking points on his name. Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan has maintained his eighth spot in the ranking as well. The Asian giants made their presence felt in the bowling department as well by occupying three out of the top five positions. Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested from the initial few ODIs against Windies, did enough to hold onto his crown in ODI bowling with 844 points. Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav retained his third spot with 723 points while his spin partner Yuzvendra Chahal jumped three places to claim the fifth position. A