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England Hopeful Of A Good Start After Winning Toss In The Second Test With New Zealand In Hamilton

Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first in the second and final Test series of two matches with New Zealand. Joe Root also made two changes in his team – Ollie Pope and Zak Crawley are inducted into the team for the last Test.

Why is this Test important for England?

England has to win this Test, if it wants to save the series. It is to be noted that the English team has already lost the first Test by an innings and 65 runs. Joe and Co would want to strike hard tie up the series by winning the last Test. It has already made changes in the team to strike hard.

Winning of toss is seen as an opportunity to put those dispiriting days behind and hope for a win this time. Also, Joe Root can take advantage of the conditions that could be helpful in getting a good start.

What is the winning strategy of England?

The skipper Joe Root said that he would be happy if the series closes with 1-1. His performance in the last test was … Read the rest

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Pink Ball Injures Bangladesh Batsmen But Virat Kohli Makes 136

Virat Kohli became the first Indian batsman to make a hundred after hitting 136 in the first Pink Ball Test in Kolkata. Earlier Virat spoke at length about the challenge of facing pink ball but he was more comfortable on the ground.

Virat Kohli makes hundred with pink ball

Skipper Kohli maintained discipline while hitting the pink ball hard. Most of his shots were aimed at the “V” area where he found much room for his ball. The 136 runs he made include 18 boundaries that gave Bangladesh bowlers a chase to the boundary. Finally, the Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam sent Virat Kohli to pavilion.

With this century, Virat Kohli is now standing alongside top batsman with highest hundreds. He has crossed Steve Smith and moving ahead to join South Africa’s Graeme Smith and Australia’s Allan Border who also have 27 Test hundreds.

Indian bowlers relished bowling with pink ball

According to Cheteshwar Pujara, Indian pacers and spinners were quite excited to bowl before a jam-packed stadium where the audiences were shouting to encourage bowlers at every ball. The Bangladesh batsmen found it quite difficult … Read the rest

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James Pattinson Faces One-Time Suspension For Personal Abuse Of a Player

Cricket Australia found James Pattinson guilty of player abuse and bans the fast bowler from playing the first Test against Pakistan at Brisbane. The Test starts on Thursday.

Why as James Pattinson banned?

The governing body of Cricket Australia found James Pattinson guilty of violating code of conduct during Victoria’s Sheffield Shield game against Queensland last week. Statement released by the head of integrity and security Sean Carroll reads that James Pattinson was banned for personal abuse of a player while fielding.

The statement further read that it was his third breach in the past 18 months and for this reason he was handed only one-match suspension. The earlier incidents happened in March.

First Incident: Abuse of equipment in a match against NSW

Second Incident: Showing dissent during a Shield game in Adelaide just a week after the first incident

CA considered the first two incidents as minor and classified those incidents as Level One breaches. Also, CA denied any replacement for the Test squad.

Did James Pattinson accept the breaches?

The paceman admitted to doing faults in the three … Read the rest

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Mumbai Indians And Chennai Super Kings Release 12 And 5 Players Respectively

Mumbai Indians released 12 players from its squad but retained its core squad of 18 players that won a record fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title this year. The three traded-ins in form of New Zealand seamer Trent Boult, Sherfane Rutherford of West Indies and Dhawal Kulkarni from Rajasthan Royals are in the core squad.

List of retained players:

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya
JaspritBumrah
Krunal Pandya
Ishan Kishan
Surya Kumar Yadav
Rahul Chahar
Anmolpreet Singh
Jayant Yadav
Aditya Tare
Anukul Roy
Dhawal Kulkarni (Traded in)
Quinton de Kock
Kieron Pollard
Sherfane Rutherford (Traded in)
Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan
Trent Boult (Traded in)

List of released players:

Evin Lewis, Adam Milne
Jason Behrendorff
Beuran Hendricks
Ben Cutting
Yuvraj Singh
Mayank Markande (Traded out)
BarinderSran
Rasikh Salam
Pankaj Jaswal
Siddhesh Lad (Traded out)
Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai Indians looking for more players

The 2020 edition of IPL will be held in Kolkata in December. But Mumbai Indians is far from prepared for the tournament. It requires 5 domestic and 2 foreign players to complete its squad.

Chennai Super Kings rejigged its squad

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Bangladesh Struggling To Save Wickets In the First Day Of 1st Test In Indore

The first day of 1st Test between India and Bangladesh in Indore saw the guest team kneeling down before the Indian attack. Bangladesh lost its three top players including Mohammad Mithun in 26 overs and it accumulated only 63 runs.

Start of the match

Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat to give India a huge score to chase. Also, it put good resistance to Indian bowlers for 11 overs when Mohammed Shami got Mithun lbw on an out-swinging ball that Muthun tried to play across the line and caught unaware. The umpires didn’t even feel the need to ask for a review and gave the decision in the favor of India. The little resistance provided by Bangladesh batsmen seems to be failing before Indian attack.

Highlights of Bangladesh batting

• Imrul Kayes was the first wicket down in 6th over. He played 18 balls but could score only 6 runs.

• Skipper Mominul Haque joined the opening batsman Shadman Islam but Islam was also sent to pavilion in the 7th over.

• Mohammad Mithun joined the captain and gave some resistance to Indian … Read the rest

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Recent ICC Ranking for T20 Internationals: Deepak Chahar Stand up with 88 slots in latest T20 Rankings Post Hat-Trick

The fast Bowler of India set a world record of 6 for 7 against the country Bangladesh last Sunday, he stands up with 88 slots to 42 position in the latest T20 Ranking for players. In his whole career, it is its best series. After Match, he admits that he never thought this even in his dreams and he said his hard work making this happen. He also said this is a very big responsibility that all the team given to me to bowling the main overs but “I am so happy that team trust me fully and have faith in me to give this responsibility on this stage”.

The bowler’s list lead by all the slow bowlers. The eight of the top nine and top five I’m bowlers are spinners, with the second place where Mitchell Santner Reach. It is it’s best to top position ever after since January 2018 when he topped the match.

David Malan, Aaron Finch are also on the list of Batting

In per ICC release, the highest run maker’s batsman, Dawid Malan who makes 458 runs in all the first nine matches can proceed … Read the rest