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India's 2019 World Cup Squad Announced
Thirty six years after India first won the World Cup it will try to win it again in England. BCCI has picked 4 fast bowlers to assist with the team preparation... not sure what that is about... since we are playing in England not South Africa... but guess it will keep the regular squad members fresh... and on their toes.
India Test Cricket Champions 3rd Year in a Row
India have retained the ICC Test Championship Mace and won the purse of $ 1 million for a third year running after finishing at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings on the cut-off date of 1 April, while New Zealand have ensured second place.
An All-Time India World Cup XI
India is one of three teams, the other being the West Indies and Australia, that has won the Cricket World Cup more than once. Here is my All Time Indian World Cup XI
BCCI Announces Men's and Women's Contracts for Next Season
These are retainers and the players get match fees on top of that... plus they earn from playing IPL or WBBL as well as sponsorship... The money earned by the women is quite less though compared to the men... which is a shame...
Squads for upcoming T20Is & ODIs versus Australia Announced
Virat Kohli is back as Captain for both T20Is and ODIs against the visiting Australians. Considering the recent workload, the selectors have decided to rest Kuldeep Yadav for the T20I series while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been rested for the T20 series and the first two ODIs. Selectors have persisted with Siddarth Kaul for T20Is and first 2 ODIs... as a like for like replacement for Kumar... They also picked uncapped Mayank Markande as stand in for Kuldeep Yadav in T20Is
Smriti Mandhana Reaches No. 1 Rank in Women's Cricket
Smriti Mandhana matched her idol Virat Kohli and reached the No. 1 sport in Women's cricket.
Ajinkya Rahane to Lead India A versus England Lions
Good to see BCCI investing in the future of Indian cricket, not just making oodles of money from it. Last year they sent 44 players to England, they also sent the A team to NZ ahead of the Australia tour, and now they are hosting the England A team, i.e. the England Lions. The importance given to domestic cricket by not picking players from teams in Ranji semi-finals... is also very heartening. The influence of Rahul Dravid can be sensed here. Indian cricket since he has taken charge of the India A and Under 19 teams seems to be brimming with talent. The talent, probably always existed, but now it has proper structure and guidance to flourish.
Australia Get Pantsed at SCG
Pantsing is where one pulls down the shorts or trousers of another, much to the victim’s embarrassment and to the general hilarity of all and sundry, and especially the puller. That is exactly what’s happening to Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground at the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and most of all the young superstar in the making the appropriately named Rishabh Pant. For India who have never won a Test series in Australia, to win one in this manner feels like payback for the umpteen times they were the ones being embarrassed by the hosts Down Under.
History Beckons at SCG
As the celebrations surrounding India’s retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the New Year’s fireworks over the picturesque Sydney Harbor fade, Virat Kohli and Team India have a tryst with destiny at the venerable Sydney Cricket Ground, where they will attempt to become the first Indian Test side to win a series in Australia going back to the very first Indian visit right after Independence in 1947-48.
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri got snookered by the Australians in the recently concluded Test in Perth, which India lost by a hefty 146 runs. Playing on the vanity of Virat Kohli, the Australian press pushed the narrative of an extremely spicy track at the new Optus Stadium, raising the specter of a pitch similar to the one at the New Wanderers in South Africa last January, which saw the umpires seriously consider calling the game off due to physical danger to the batsmen. Kohli and Shastri promptly picked a team with a quartet of quicks and without a genuine spinner to fight fire with fire.
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