Tomorrow at 4pm, India Vs NZ Day 3. India need some quick wickets in the first sessions, especially of BJ Watling who can stood there like a wall and keep scoring runs. First hour will be great for bowling, hopefully Bumrah and Shami will bowl at correct and accurate length.
"It's funny that perceptions changed after one innings. For two years, we have always taken 20 wickets, myself, Bumrah and Shami along with Ash or Jaddu (at home). How can people question on the basis of one innings Test?" - Ishant Sharma.
A No ball it finish the game, Sri Lanka win by 1 wicket!! Absolute drama in last few overs of the game. Century from Shai Hope went in vain, Windies did all right but couldn't take the wickets of tail.
South Africa have been fined 20% of their match fees for slow over-rate against Australia in 1st T20i. In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct Article 2.22 for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences.
Some latest reports suggests that Umar Akmal has admitted that he met a bookie and failed to report the Pakistan Cricket Board, Akmal was suspended for breaching Anti-Corruption code of Article 4.7.1. Umar Akmal is now banned from every cricket-related activity!
Australia's Hattrick hero Aston Agar's favourite player is Ravindra Jadeja, he said that he had wonderful chat with Jadeja after the India series last month and he advised him to keep trying to spin the ball and that pretty much inspired him.
The debate has been going on over Jadeja and Ashwin in playing XI, some even said both should play! Nope, 2 spinners aren't needed in New Zealand and talking Ashwin and Jadeja, if we look at bowling Ashwin is clear winner even if we count overseas he's better!!
Stumps on Day 2, New Zealand 216/5 with the lead of 51 runs. India needs BJ Watling as soon as possible tomorrow morning, he's the key wicket now! Ishant Sharma was magnificent with 3/31 with Shami and Ashwin picked 1 each wicket.
New Zealand 17/0 after lunch on Day 2, kiwis earlier restricted India to just 165 all thanks to Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson who picked 4 wickets each. Need to bowl really well here and try to restrict them below 300 for staying in the game, Shami will get fair deal of movement.
Exceptional over from Dale Steyn, just gave away 4 runs in the 17th over. Mixed and adjusted his pace against Carey, followed him well. He finished his spell with 2/31 with the wicket of Warner in the very first over and Matthew Wade!!
India will send 4 players for Asia XI Vs World XI matches:
1. Virat Kohli.
2. Mohammed Shami.
3. Shikhar Dhawan.
4. Kuldeep Yadav.
•The two T20i matches will be played on 18th and 21st March at Dhaka stadium from 6pm. The mentioned 4 might also miss the home ODI series Vs SA.
Amazing victory for India Women, they defeats Australia by 17 runs and starts their World Cup campaign with high! Poonam Yadav is Player of the match for her brilliant 4 wickets which changed the game.