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India Loses To Australia In Latest ICC Test Rankings

The latest ICC Test rankings have many surprises for cricket lovers. Released on Friday, the list has India dropped to third position due to some technical changes. The stupendous 2016-17 record of India was eliminated from the annual updates.

India dropped

It happened even after making a record of 12 Tests victories and just one defeat during 2016-17 ICC World Test Championship. The championship involves the top nine sides playing six-series each in the league. Indian cricket team did fairly well by winning all five series against Australia and England and lost only to South Africa. Matches played since May 2019 are taken at 100% and all the previous matches were considered at 50%.

Highlights of latest cricket rankings

• Australia emerged as the biggest gainer. It is on top of the Test rankings and at the No.1 spot on T20I list for the first time. Australia ranks on top with 116 points; New Zealand with 115 points is at the second position and India with 114 points stands third in the ranking.

• England continues to lead the men’s ODI rankings after the latest updates. It has 127 … Read the rest

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Cricket Fans Wish Happy Birthday To Rohit Sharma

Today is the 33rd birthday of the vice-captain of limited over cricket team and the opening batsman of India Rohit Sharma. He is one of the few crickets that have made an important place in Indian cricket team and left an indelible mark on the cricket.

Born on April 30, 1987 in Bansod in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Rohit Sharma is considered a first-class batsman in limited over matches. An excellent captain in limited over cricket, Rohit Sharma is still not confirmed in the Test team.

Achievements of Rohit Sharma

• Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to score more than 150+ runs eight times in the world. He also broke the records of Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner.

• He became the first batsman to hit 400 sixes in all the three formats of cricket.

• In 2019 World Cup, Rohit Sharma made 5 centuries in the entire tournament and became the first batsman to hold achievement.

• Rohit Sharma entered the elite club of cricketers that scored a century in all three formats of cricket. He is third Indian to enter the club with Suresh … Read the rest

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IPL 2020 Will Commence On April 15

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been postponed to April 15 from March 29 due to coronavirus scare. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) released a statement regarding postponement of IPL.

BCCI statement

The statement reads that the decision to postpone IPL is taken as a precautionary measure as COVID-19 is now become a pandemic. But the statement should be read with the announcement that the Delhi government make about coronavirus. It said that that the government won’t allow any sporting activity in the capital due to health crisis.

The statement further reads that the board is sensitive towards public health and all its stakeholder. Also, it will take all necessary steps to ensure that all people including cricketers and fans remain safe from the virus. The board will work with all concerned ministries and authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made announcement

Manish Sisodia said that the gatherings of over 200 people at sporting events or conferences won’t be allowed until further notice. The restrictions on large gatherings were put for the purpose of prevention of COVID-19 epidemic. India has … Read the rest

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No Spectators For India VS South Africa ODIs Says BCCI

On Thursday, the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) made an announcement regarding the second and third ODIs between India and South Africa. The BCCI said that both the matches would be played behind closed doors.

The BCCI’s decision on cricket in India

The first ODI between India and South Africa was abandoned on Thursday. It was to be played in Dharamshala. The second ODI will be in Lucknow and final match will be played on March 18 at Eden Gardens in Calcutta.

The BCCI said that it was working closely with the sports and health ministry and that it was making every effort to ensure safety of the players and fans. It said that the decision was taken after discussing things with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYAS) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW). It further said that the board would make every effort for compliance with the regulatory bodies.

The sports ministry issued advisory for organizations

After WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the sports ministry quickly issued an advisory to all national sports federations including the BCCI. It asked the federations to avoid making … Read the rest

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Maharashtra Health Minister Wants IPL To Be Postponed

The Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra banned the ticket sales for the first match of the 2020 Indian Premier League. The match is between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings and it is scheduled for March 29.

Maharashtra imposes ban on ticket sale of IPL match

It is to avoid gathering of a large number of people amid the spread of coronavirus in the country. The 13th season of IPL will start on March 29 and continue till May 24 in the country. But Mumbai went into high alert when its total count of COVID-19 patients reached 7. Recently two persons tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra.

Health Minister of Maharashtra on the ticket sale ban

Rajesh Tope, the Health Minister of Maharashtra, said that the government cold consider postponing the IPL because of the coronavirus threat that had already killed over 3,000 people worldwide. He said large gatherings pose a greater risk of coronavirus spread. He informed the media persons that discussions were held in the official circle whether to postpone the IPL. He further said that a decision regarding IPL would be made shortly.

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Australian Bowler Surrenders Before Indian Opening Pair

Megan Schutt, the top pacer of Australia, said she didn’t want to bowl to Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana ahead of the final showdown in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup against India.

Australian bowler quakes before Indian batswomen

Schutt remembers the very first over of the tri-series last month. She was knocked by a boundary on the first ball followed by a sixer by Mandhana. It was the most expensive over as the Indian pair made 16 runs in the opening over of the tournament. And in the words of Schutt, that six was the biggest one on her ball.

T20I career economy of Schutt

The Australian pacer has an impressive economy of 5.98 and the economy increases to 6.93 against India. Her wickets also cost more against India that others. Her career figure of wickets is 15.68 but when it comes to bowl to Women in Blue, this figure goes up to 24.66.

The 27-year-old pacer gave a stunning performance in the rain hit match against South Africa. She dispatched two SA batswomen for 17 runs and helped her team to reach final. But she is in denial … Read the rest