India VS Australia: India Lost The First Match In 3-Match ODI To Australia By 10-Wickets

India lost the first ODI against Australia by 10-wickets at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. With this win, Australia now leads the three-match series by 1-0. It was the biggest defeat for India in the 50-over format in recent times.

India batted first

Aaron Finch won the toss and choose to field. On the Indian side, Virat Kohli pushed himself down to No. 4 in a bid to adjust Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and KL Rahul.

Rohit Sharma was the first to bowl out. He was on 10 when David Warner took his catch on the over of Mitchell Starc. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul accumulated 121 runs for the second wicket after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma. But KL Rahul was caught at 47 by Steve Smith off Ashton Agar in the 28th over. In the next over, Pat Cummins dismissed Shikhar Dhawan. Virat Kohli took a big stand at 4th wicket by hitting six at the first ball of 32nd over but he got bowled by the leg-spinner Adam Zampa on the next ball.

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Dean Jones See The Upcoming India VS Australia ODI Series As Rohit Sharma VS David Warner

Former Australian batsman Dean Jones is quite excited about the upcoming India-Australia three-match series starting January 14. He said that he wanted to see the contest between the two finest openers – Rohit Sharma and David Warner – of the world.

Dean Jones on India-Australia ODI series

He said that both Rohit Sharma and David Warner had a hue appetite for runs and that both are good on both sides of the ground. He said that if you shut one side of the ground, they would find ways to score runs from the other side. And that the contest between India and Australia would become more interesting because of these two players.

Dean Jones wants to see bowlers that bowl 140 plus

The former Australian batsman also showed excitement about the pacers that can sing balls at 140 plus. He said that if one made a mistake with the ball at such a high speed, he would be bowled out of LBW. He said teams hire pacers because it was very difficult to play fast bowlers.

India Australia ODI series

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IPL 2020 Begins On March 29 And Final On May 24 With No-Double Headers

The start date of IPL 2020 is fixed on March 29 and the final would be played on May 24. This time, IPL got an extended window for more entertainment. It would be 57 days of cricket with no double-headers this time.

IPL 2020 edition

Starting from March 24 to May 24, this season of the IPL is going to be lengthier by 12 days. Earlier IPL tournaments used to be up to 45 days but this time, the tournament is extended to 57 days.

IPL 2020 match timings

During previous seasons, it was noticed that matches started at 8 pm and went well past midnight. But this time, the games would start at 7:30 pm. The hosts felt that going back home a midnight was quite an issue for the audiences. But hosts have another issue with an early start. It is difficult for audiences living in metro cities to reach stadiums after leaving from office at 6 pm.

No-double headers in IPL 2020

Another important thing about IPL 2020 is that there would be no double-headers this time. The hosts received a lukewarm response today matches last season. … Read the rest

India VS Sri Lanka First T20I Live Telecast On 07:00 PM IST From Guwahati

Team India will play the first T20 International (T20I) of the New Year with Sri Lanka on January 5 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. It would be the first match of the three-match series.

Stars of Team India

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan were out of the cricket due to their injuries. Bumrah suffered a stress fracture while Dhawan was continuously dogged by injuries throughout 2019. But now they are fit and fine and ready to take on Sri Lanka in the first T20I on Sunday.

Rohit Sharma is back after taking complete rest for the series. Also, KL Rahul is ready to surprise the Sri Lankans with his batting skills. He had been a star player in India’s last T20I series against West Indies.

The team India would want to start the first match of the series with a happy note. The team wants to continue its winning streak in 2020.

About India vs Sri Lanka T20I

January 5, Sunday at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

The T20I begins at 07:00 PM IST

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Hardik Pandya Engaged To A Serbian Actress

Hardik Pandya took to Instagram to break the news of his engagement with Serbia actress Natasa Stankovic. He posted a picture of him and Natasa on his Instagram account and gave it the caption “Mai tera, Tu meri jaane, saara Hindustan. 01.01.2020 #engaged”.

Fans flooded the Instagram page of the 26-year old all-rounder as soon as the news of his engagement went public. His teammates were the first to send him best wishes for getting engaged with the beautiful model. Kuldeep Yadav was first to congratulate the cricketer for his engagement.

Cricket career of Hardik Pandya

Recuperating from a back injury, Hardik Pandya has to miss out on the T20I and ODI series against Bangladesh and West Indies. Also, he is kept out of the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka and Australia. But the Board of Control for Cricket is considering him for India A’s squad for the New Zealand tour.

Last international match Hardik Pandya played was a T20I against South Africa in September 2019. After the series, he went to London for a surgery to cure his lower back problem in October.

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Shoaib Akhtar Tactfully Supports Kaneria While Quoting Forer Pak Captain Wasim Akram

Shoaib Akhtar a.k.a. Rawalpindi Express in Pakistan cricket openly supported Danish Kaneria by quoting a leaked video of the former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.

Content of the leaked video

The video has Wasim Akram saying that the Pakistanis keep using old ways; that they had crushed the cricketers. Pakistan needed to change its thought and try new things. The video is in Hindi and it is about the state of affairs of Pakistan cricket.

Shoaib Akhtar shared this video through his Twitter handle to. He also wrote an interesting caption “we need a change” for the video.

Akhtar supporting Kaneria

The former Pakistani pacer alleged that many players didn’t want Kaneria in the team because of his religion. Also, he was never given due credit for his performance because he was Hindu. On the contrary, the teammates constantly humiliated Kaneria. Some teammates even refused to partake of food with him.

Danish Kaneria on Pakistani cricket and Shoaib Akhtar

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