India crushed England by 317 runs and level the series

India crushed England by 317 runs in the second Test to level the 4-match series 1-1 in Chennai on Tuesday courtesy Ravichandran Ashwin‘s Splendid performance with the bat and the ball.

While Chasing an improbable target of 482 on a vicious turner, England surrendered to the Indian spinners in the second session on Day 4, being all out for 164 in their second innings.

England were 3 down overnight and lost their last 7 wickets in 35.2 overs on Day 4.Ashwin Strikes early as Lawrence opens his leg for ball to be in the gloves of Pant for a stump.Then Ben stokes vs Ravi Ashwin thriller contest were entertain us and one again Ashwin got his man.

England team were struggling as Olie Pope and Ben Foakes departed quickly on one end while Root holds the other one but just after tea break Root was axed by Axar Patel.After this There was some IPL audition given by Moeen Ali as he smashed 43 in just 18 balls untill kuldeep hunt him down.

With this emphatic win, India also moved up to the second spot with 69.7 percentage points in the World Test Championship table, to bolster their chances of making it to the final in June. England, on the other hand, fell to fourth position. New Zealand have already qualified for the Lord’s final to be played from June 18.

In front of his home audience Ashwin surpasses Gary Sobers and Jacques Kallis as an best all rounder in a Test Cricket and behind Ian Botham in terms of exemplary performance with the bat and the ball in same match.Now Ashwin has three occasion when he scored a ton and taken five wickets in same match,Botham did it five times.

Ashwin(106) scored his fifth Test hundred in second inning and shut all voices that criticize the chennai pitch to bat on.After this Ashwin took three important wickets in last inning of the match and with this scintillating performance he emerges as the Man of the Match.

Do not forget Rohit Sharma‘s magnificent 161 runs in first inning when all other batsmen were struggling to bat on the mine like pitch.This inning change the context of the match.One more hero of this match would be Debutant Axar Patel who took 7 wickets in this match including a Five-fer in the last inning.Skipper Virat Kohli utilized him very well and Axar applied himself very gently on this pitch in a Debut match.

With the series level to 1-1 India and England will meet once again in New Stadium of Ahemdabad in a Pink ball Test match followed by a fourth and last Test of the series.

Future of Test Cricket

First Season of ICC world Test Championship is on the end phase and it shown that it will be it’s first and last season because no one shown any interest in this championship.

ICC’s New head Greg Barklay even oppose tha World Test Championship.Reason behind this is clear that is downwards performance of the team in the real form of test cricket.

Few people assume that the New Zealand cricket is going down but first Mcculum and now Kane Williamson rise the cricket level of their country but other Test playing nation like Pakistan and West Indies bad performance is curse to the test cricket.

Pakistan’s new Captain Babar Azam done great in Test Cricket but team has no world class Fast Bowlers and Spinner like they had earlier.While West indies team is constantly going downwards with their test cricket performance,Team that their fast bowlers was nightmare to any team in the world.

Both teams player prefer franchise cricket for money over the Test Cricket.This is the main reason behind their downfall in Test Cricket.

Other reason would be lack of First Class cricket and tournament that lead the small nation like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh towards limited over cricket.

There is only 4 team remaining that took Test Cricket seriously.Big Three England, India,Australia alongside with New Zealand.So with just four teams Test Cricket Championship is not going to entertain us any more.

Few days earlier we saw one of the great series in history of test cricket between Australia and India where bullied and bruised Indian team rattled Australia courtesy team character and performance.This series might change the context of Test Cricket in future but what other teams are doing for test cricket,Nothing.

In 2021 England and India has to play 11-11 Test matches while other nation is going to play only 4-5.What International Cricket Council is doing ? Why not any cricket boards come forward?

There is so many conversation over non cricketing issues but not on Test Cricket.ICC is busy in their politics.If this is continued then Test Cricket is going to End..

What you think about Test Cricket future and what improvements should have been done to the Real Format of this game?

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Re-rise of Fawad Alam

What would one do when someone is not in consideration of the cricketing board despite the great debut and top performer in first class cricket in last 11 years.

Most of the people lose hope to play for their country again or lose their form but everyone is not Fawad Alam here.

Yes Fawad Alam who were cornered by pakistan cricket board and Selection panel for almost 11 years despite the 168 on Test debut and the top scorer in first class cricket with record holding Average.

Fawad started his career back in July 2009 against Sri Lanka in Colombo when he score 168 out of team score of 320.Team included Younis khan,Mohammad yousuf,Misbah-ul-haq but this karachi born left hander took all appreciation in that game.

It wasnโ€™t enough to save Pakistan from a seven-wicket defeat, but the general consensus was that Pakistan had unearthed a gem, a gritty and determined batsman who would serve them very well and for many years to come.

With an unorthodox batting stance,Fawad was looking as a great top order batsman who provide flexibility to the team.Great player of spin and Efficient against pace make him Every Captain’s dream player.

But what happened to Fawad Alam is not a secret.Pakistan cricket team strange selections policies is still the big controversy and mystery that unresolved over the past few years.

Fawad got ignored for so many years by the national selection committee despite his solid performance in season after season.Legendary player and That time Cheif Selector Inzamam-ul haque once said that “We had a great player than Fawad so we don’t need him” shows the hypocrisy of the pakistan cricket.

Despite ignored by Selection Committee Fawad never stop scoring tons of runs and never criticized Board for not being picked.He just said when Almighty wants me to play for country it will happen.

After almost 11 years he called for National team on England tour on two matches series where he got one chance in Southampton scoring 0 and 21 in both innings.

After that he scored stunning 103 against New Zealand when his team was 3 down for 30 odd runs.He almost took his team to victory alongside with Rizwan but couldn’t finished.

Currently playing in his first Test in Pakistan, in his home city of Karachi, Fawad has once again defied his critics and made a century when his team needed it most. Coming into bat with the score at 27 for 4, Fawad compiled a typical gritty century, attacking when it was needed, displaying patience and excellent technique against the impressive South African pace-bowlers and their wily spinners.

35 years old Player make gritty 109 runs that put Pakistan team forward in the match against Proteas.In Press Conference he was asked by reporters that who would be the one that get blame for missing your last 10 years cricket but as always Fawad said I don’t want to blame anyoneand who I am to do that,May be it was my destiny and now I just want to focused on my Cricket.

The reasons for Fawad not being selected remain a mystery, but it is abundantly clear that the ongoing match against South Africa should not be only his eighth Test. There is a lesson to be learnt here for future Pakistani selection committees

Gabba Fortress breached as Indian team claims historic series win

What were you thought the result of Border- Gavaskar trophy after Indian team 36 all out and pathetic Adelaide defeat?Yes that Indian team without Kohli,Shami and Ishant will lose series with 4 – 0 margin.

Everybody thinks the same way but Indian team don’t .They created history by winning the border gavaskar trophy back to back in Australia.They were bullied,bruises but bounce back in the series and claims the biggest series win of the Indian test history.

Indian tem retain Border-Gavaskar trophy with a historic three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth and final Test here, successfully chasing a 328-run target to seal the four-match series 2-1.

Rishabh Pant (89 not out off 138 balls) channelled his inner ‘Mad Max’ to scare the daylights out of the Australians with his breathtaking strokeplay, ending the home team’s 32-year-old unbeaten run at the ‘Fortress Gabba’.

Shubham Gill (91 off 146 balls) announced his arrival on the global stage, Cheteshwar Pujara (56 off 211 balls) surpassed all the pain barriers en route his slowest Test fifty that held the game in balance for Pant to launch a final assault.

Before Pant the Credit goes to Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara,specially Pujara who hit the few bowls on his hands,ribs and head but stuck to the wicket and make way for Pant to start his destruction.Everybody was taunting and criticising Pujara for his slow batting but Pujara brings the Real Test Cricket in your team.

Also we should not forget the Debutant Washington Sundar and T Natarajan who were in the team as net bowlers and made a splendid debut for the team,especially Sundar with bat in first inning alongside with Shardul Thakur.That 123 runs partnership kept alive indian team in this match and help them to seal the historic win.

Mohammad Siraj who was just 2 match old in his Test Carrer and lead the Bowling attack was commendable.Siraj picks 13 wickets most by an Indian in this series with that crucial and fabulous 5-fer in second inning of Gabba Test.

There was no time in last few years that people celebrated draws more than victory buy this Indian team change this mindset too in Sydney Test.

The Australian team wouldn’t feel too good about not being able to win a Test match with an opposition that was finding it difficult to field a fit first XI a day prior to the Test match.

The series will be remembered for ages and the impact that Ajinkya Rahane‘s team had on the cricketing fraternity and the fans in general will be written in golden words when a fresh history of Test cricket after 2000 is written.

In terms of relevance, a series win without Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah not being available at various points, is zillion times more significant than the 2-1 win in 2018-19 when the opposition didn’t have Steve Smith and David Warner in its ranks.

All I can say that This series shows the passion,dedication and Character of the indian team that lead to a historic series win.

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India Outclass Australia with level the series to 1-1

How you made a Comeback? Just See Indian team Clinical performane against Australia here at MCG and you would get your answer.Indian team beat Australia by 8 wickets while chasing 70 runs target in Boxing Day Test match.Courtesy this win India Level the series to 1 -1.

At one moment it felt that India would defeat Host team by an inning on third day but Chris green and Pat Cummins delayed the inevitable loss.On Day Four Pat Cummins departed early but Chris Green tag prize on his wicket with support of Mitchel Starc and Josh Hazlewood.One again tail haunt Indian team once again but Couldn’t make it bigger than 69 runs lead.

While Chasing 70 runs target Mayank Agarwal and Pujara struggle once again but Debutant Shubman Gill and Captain Rahane make sure Indian Victory by 8 wickets.Ajinkya Rahane elect as Man of the match courtesy his solid Hundred(114) in first inning.

This would be the biggest win for Indian team on foreign soil.With No Virat Kohli,Ishant Sharma,Rohit Sharma,Mohammad Shami and unavailable Umesh in second inning Indian team played Magnificent in second match here at MCG.

Let’s talk about Both debutant Shubman Gill and Mohammad Siraj.Both Debutant player perform outstanding in Boxing day test.Siraj looks steady with his lime length and Reverse swing whereas Gill’s Solid batting amaze all legends.Siraj pick 5 wickets in this match while Gill made 45 and 35* in their Debut match.

Australian team was looking shattered especially their batting unit.It is very rare that Aussies batsmen played defensively in home conditions.Smith is not delivered of his caliber while Labuschagne couldn’t convert his start into big one.The Host would hope that the Duo will come back in form with Warner’s entry in the next match.

For India this would be a massive win but Indian team too had a big problems as Umesh is injured and Top Order looks Scratchy in first two match.With Rohit Sharma Comeback in next match Indian team management have headache of selection on top order.

Hopefully we would see a big contest between both team once again in Sydney test as both teams wants to lead the series.

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Pathetic Session causes Pathetic defeat to India,Australia 1-0 Ahead

Everybody was talking about Border Gavaskar Trophy that This time Batting would be the difference between Both teams to win the series and same happen here at Adelaide in pink ball Test as Australia 1- 0 Ahead in Border Gavaskar trophy.

Indian team who are in lead after first inning collapses at only 36 runs on Third day morning under just 12 Overs.While Chasing target of 90 Runs Australia easily manged to grab their 8th Pink ball Test win.

Before starting of day three game,Indian team was on 9 for 1 with 62 runs runs lead in their pocket but Wonderful bowling by Hazlewood and Pat Cummins never allowed Indian batsman to stretched their lead.Hazlewood pick 5 while Cummins picks 4 wicket before India collapse on their Lowest Test Score in History of this game.

Day started with Bumrah’s wicket and was ended by Shami’s Wrist injury that causes India a Bowler less team.After this Australia Chased down the 90 runs target without any hickups courtesy Joe Burns (53*) and Mathew wade(33).

This was the pathetic defeat that Indian team taste in last few years.Two years before Coach Ravi Shashtri said in an interview that This Indian team can rattle any other team in their home but something different was seen today at Adelaide.

Indian team manangment should looked to the players and their schedule.Mistakes that Indian team done on England tour like Less practice,skipping Practise match and here in Australia same happened as Pujara and Virat didn’t play the Pink ball practise match.This small mistakes was haunt you in England,South Africa,New Zealand and now in Australia.

36 for 9 will haunted India for so long as this is India’s Lowest Total in Test Cricket.Indian team will be without Virat Kohli on the Boxing day test wants to bounce back strongly in the series.Just hope that this defeat do not over mind Indian team and management.

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Match Preview : Australia vs India Pink Ball Test

After The ODI series and T20 series India and Australia will go up against in the real format of the game for Border- Gavaskar trophy.Indian team was the winner of this trophy in 2018-19 with 2 – 1.This could help the Indian team to be up on the Host team.

First Match of the Border Gavaskar trophy will be played by Pink ball in Adelaide.India will play their second Pink ball match whereas Australia will stand in their Eighth Pink ball game.Indian team is playing their first Pink ball Outside their home whereas Australia is unbeaten in their last seven pink ball Test.

Both Teams have problems in their opening slot as There is no Rohit Sharma on Australian tour for first two Test Whereas Australia team is lack of their front line openers for first test David Warner and Will Pucovski.

In last series between Both teams Cheteswar Pujara was the main reason behind that cause victory to Indian side.With 521 runs in last series “White Walker”made his team victorious on Australian soil.Virat Kohli in Only game with Pujara wants to Put Indian team on driver seat Tomorrow.

This Time Steven Smith is back in the Australian team and had in great form.Alongside with Marnus Labuschagne,Smith will be a great threat to Indian team.Steve Smith’s Wickets wil be the Ace for India to be in lead on Austarlian Soil once again.

Both side had great Bowlers in their line up.Indian team is going with Ravi Ashwin for the spin attack wile Aussies have Nathan Lyon.Ashwin in down under has worst stats in his whole carrer with average of 48.Already With Pink Ball It will be very difficult for Spinners to haunt Bastman.

Any Day – Night Test match features Grass on the pitch to protect the pink ball.With this there will be a slight Swing in first 40 – 50 minutes.After that game will go on Batsman side but when Twilight period comes the Dice will go again in Bowlers favour.

Indian team already announces their Playing XI for the first test in which they played with Prithvi Shaw,Saha in place of Gill and Rishabh pant.

Australia team will go with Mathew Wade to be paired with Joe Burns in abscence of David Warner.All Rounder Cameron Green might played on Wade’s Place to balance the team.

India is playing their just second Pink Ball match while Unbeaten Australia team is in their Eighth Pink Ball Match.This Could be a great Disadvantage for the Inexperienced Indian team.First session would going to be very tough for the batting team as there will be grass om Adelaide Pitch.

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IPL 2020 Playing XI

Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 final and become 5 time Champion of the toughest T20 league in the world.This season has been great and very competitive in last 13 years.Exeperinced player Led their team from front where some New Young one emerges as star from this season of the IPL.Lets have some look on the players who make into my IPL 2020 Fantasy XI.

1. KL Rahul ( Kings XI Punjab )

Match : 14 , Runs : 670 , SR : 129.34

Karnataka led KL Rahul holds captaincy for the first time in his IPL career and prove his leadership skill to everyone.Apart from the Leadership Skill he also performed magnificant with the Bat and grab Orange Cap of the IPL season.

2.Shikhar Dhawan ( Delhi Capitals)

Match : 17 , Runs : 618 , SR : 144.73

Gabbar Shikhar Dhawan showed his batting class in this season as Left hander made 4 half Century and 2 Centuries in this season.Strike Rate was the problem with Dhawan in past but this time Shikhar demolished that strike rate demon too.

3. Shreyas Iyer ( Delhi Capitals) (C)

Match : 17, Runs : 519, SR : 123.27

Shreyas Iyer would be the Captain of my Fantasy IPl 2020 team.He was spot on with the bat in crucial situation even in the Finals.Apart from his batting he emerges as the Sharp minded captain of this league and help their team to be in the Finale.Shreayas shows patienec,Resileient on the field while captaining team,that is why he is my team’s Skipper.

4.Ishan Kishan ( Mumbai Indians)

Match : 14 , Runs : 516 , SR : 145.76

Another boy from Ranchi,Ishan Kishan did not get Chances in the first few Matches of the IPL 2020 but when he got chance he back with a bang of 99 Runs inning against Kings XI.This short guy made 4 half century with the very good strike rate and clear the path for his team to defend their title.

5. AB DeVilliers ( RCB) ( WK)

Match : 15 , Runs : 454 , SR : 158.74

None other than ABD would be a finisher of my team.This Bangalore player made 5 half century with the best strike rate among top run getters.I need more experience behind the wicket that is why DeVilliers would be my team’s Wicketkeeper.

6. Marcus Stoinis ( DC )

Match : 17 , Runs : 352, Wickets : 13

My only all rounder would be Marcus Stoinis who has great season with bat and ball.Released by Bangalore in last IPL auction and then Delhi acquire this hard hitter who could bat on top order,can finish games and Bowl too.I would go with that type of all rounder who can give me 3- D performance.

7.Rashid Khan ( SRH )

Match : 16 , Wickets : 20 , Avg. 17.20

My first spinner and third Foreign player will be Rashid Khan who once again proved that he is best in the t20 format.Rashid had second lowest average in this IPL after Bumrah.No batsman gone after Rashid khan for runs in this season.Rashid can hit big shots in the end so he would be on number seven in my team.

8.Kagiso Rabada ( DC )

Match : 17 , Wickets : 30 , Avg.: 18.27

No doubt that Purple cap holder Kagiso Rabada will be my first choice in fast bowling unit.Rabada chocked All batsman with his tight line length and speed.Alongside with his Country mate Rabada was the deadliest in this IPL.

9.Yuzvendra Chahal ( RCB )

Match : 15, Wickets : 21 , Avg. : 19.29

Best Spinner in the this season of IPL in context of wickets was Yuzi Chahal.With his slower delivery Chahal makes batsman knee down.

10.Jasprit Bumrah ( MI )

Match : 15 , wickets : 27 , Avg. : 14.96

Jasprit Bumrah will led the Fast bowling pack alongside with Rabada.Bumrah has the Best average in this season.This mumbai Pacer has taken twice wicket In an over 7 times in this IPL 2020.

11. Mohammad Shami ( KXIP )

Match : 14 , wickets : 20 , SR : 23.00

With limit of 4 overseas player I would go with Mohammad Shami as my last fast bowler and player of first eleven instead of Trent Boult.Shami was lethal weapon for KL Rahul side in the first powerplay. Didn’t forget the Super Over by Shami against Mumbai Indians.

My 12th Man : Surya kumar Yadav

13th Man : Jofra Archer

14th Man : Trent Boult

15th Man : Rahul Tewatiya

16th Man : De Cock / David Warner

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Mumbai Indians wins IPL 2020,become 5 time Champion

Defending Champion Mumbai Indians become 5 time champion of the Indian Premiere League as they beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets while chasing easy target of 157 in IPL 2020 final here in Dubai.Trent Boult elected as Man of the match.

By winning the toss,Shreyas Iyer chooses to bat first in pressure game to put runs on the scoreboard but Trent Boult demolished their hope in starting overs as he dismissed Stoinis and Rahane quickly.Rohit bring Jayant Yadav as tactical move in place of Inform Rahul Chahar and he proves all right with grab Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket.

Then Skipper Iyer and Rishabh Pant streched the Delhi inning and going good for the big score.96 Runs huge partnership comes to an end when Rishabh pant got out after completed his half Century.After that Mumbai didn’t allow Delhi team to made big score on the board.With Skipper Shreyas Iyer’s 65* Delhi team managed to score 156-7 on scoreboard.

Mumbai Indians inning started with a bang as Both Openers goes hard on opponent’s best bowlers Rabada and Nortje.Rohit and De CoCk Gave good start to the team.Even after De CoCk’s departure Mumbai managed to score 61 in first powerplay.Here is the time where Delhi Capitals goes behind in the match.

Coming from an injury Rohit was not looking well in past two matches while batting but this time he shows why he is the best in the Big matches.Rohit made 68 in 51 balls.Suryakumar Yadav(19) and Ishan Kishan(33*) also supports the Skipper to win title 5th time.

Trent Boult elected as Man of the match courtesy his 3 splendid wickets of Stoinis,Rahane and Hetmyer.

Mumbai Indians played great cricket throughout the whole league and deserves to be the champions.Mumabi batting line was strengthen by performance of DeCoCk,Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav in the IPL 2020 while bowling unit was lead by Trent Bohot and Jasprit Bumrah.Mumbai Indians showed that why they are best T20 team of the world.They also break the zinks of winning title in every odd year and this time defends the title and become second team after CSK who defends their title.

Delhi Capitals also showed great Cricket throughout the season under Ricky Ponting’s Coaching and Young Skipper Shreays Iyer.Young Side Delhi Capitals be in the final of IPL first time all credits goes to the Coaches and the skipper.

KL Rahul with 670 runs in the league grabs Orange cap while Kagiso Rabada who Picks 30 wickets grabs Purple cap.Devdutt Paddikal of RCB chooses as Emerging Player of the IPL 2020.

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IPL 2020 : Week 7 Analysis

Week 7 has been finished of the 13th season of IPL but still we didn’t get our top four teams that are going to head to head in playoffs.This is the beauty and Class of Indian Premier league in which you had to give your hundred percent till last ball.

Everybody was sured that we will get our top four in this week but it couldn’t happened courtesy bottom teams great resilient on the field.

Week started with KKR and Kings XI punjab where In Form Punjab team defeated Eoin Morgan’s Knights.This win Give huge momentum to Punjab team to qualify for playoffs but there back to back losses up against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings break their dream to be in the Top Four.

First Team that out of playoffs was Chennai Super Kings but CSK drowned Kings XI punjab with them.MS Dhoni’s CSK won their both matches in the week up against KKR and Punjab and finished 7th on points table.

Many teams gives their strong performance in the later half of the IPL but Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals gone weak in the last phase of the League as both team losses their matches in the week and now head to head on Monday for playoffs spot.Defeted team from this match will depends on the Suneisers match against Mumbai Indians.

Like with Punjab,Rajasthan Royals couldn’t exaggerated their perfrmance against KKR in last game of the week.Before this Rajsthan beat Punjab and open the playoffs gate for themselves but KKR close that gate.RR finished 8th on points table.

Kolkata Knight Riders her again proces themseleves in the business end of the game and buldozed Rajsthan Royals by 60 Runs.Now Kolkata is acquire 4th spot on points table and waiting for Sunrisere vs Mumbai match result for Playoffs Spot.

Except Mumbai Indians,David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad has highest Run Rate and they have 12 points.They had to win the game against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday to be in the Playoffs.Now loser of DC vs RCB match and KKR is depend on SRH.

Best Batting performance :

Wriddhiman Saha : 87 (45 balls) vs DC

Best Bowling Performance :

4 – 7 – 3

Rashid Khan vs Delhi Capitals (DC)

This week we are going to have our new champion Of IPL 2020.What you think which team are going to lifted the IPL 2020 trophy.

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