After a successful ODI series, it’s now time for India to take on West Indies in the Tests, with the World Test Championship now at stake, both teams would want to get off to a good start to the year-long campaign. Here, we take a look at the five key battles that will define the match in Antigua.
While the IPL is known for big hitting and stellar bowling performances, there have been a set of players who’s performances have been far from what was expected of them . Expected to be mainstays for their side, many have even been dropped midway through the tournament owing to their dismal performances.
Both CSK and KXIP will have completely different motivations coming into this match at Mohali on Sunday. While KXIP are playing to ensure a good end to their IPL campaign, playing for pride, CSK will be playing to ensure they finish as high up in the table as possible before the playoffs begin.
It’s official. Top of the table Delhi Capitals are the new challenger’s to CSK’s IPL throne, as they sit above them in the IPL table. CSK are in second place, and while both teams have qualified for the playoffs, the match might have a vital say in what both teams’ final position will be, come the end of the group stages.
Mumbai Indians against Chennai Super Kings has grown into one of the most significant rivalries in the IPL. Both teams possess a litany of stars that have the potential to single-handedly alter the course of the game, which is why it’s never really over till it’s over whenever these two sides meet.
When Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals clash at the PCA stadium for the second time in this season’s IPL, their fixture earlier in the tournament and the ‘Mankad’ incident between Ashwin and Jos Buttler will still be fresh in memory. While Kings XI sit in fifth spot, Royals are seventh, and both teams will be hoping to climb up the table with a win.
Simon Katich, KKR assistant coach is of the view that it will be tough to bring in David Warner and Steve Smith into the Australian squad right before the World Cup since a lot of batsmen have done well in their absence. He goes on to say there will be a lot of jostling for a couple of spots in the team.
Former Australian batsman Simon Katich, who is in India these days as assistant coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has firmly backed the inclusion of David Warner and Steve Smith in the World Cup squad. Australia has won its last eight ODIs and suddenly appear to have a problem of plenty, with several candidates putting their hand up for World Cup selection. Captain Aaron Finch ended the five-match ODI series against Pakistan as the highest run-scorer with 451 runs and opener Usman Khawaja made 272 runs at an average of 54.40 in the series.
Kolkata Knight Riders' Prasidh Krishna spoke to Cricketnext about being chosen to bowl the decisive super over against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday. He also spoke about Kagiso Rabada, calling him world class and what his takeaways were from watching him execute his plans.
Pant rose to recognition in the last edition of the IPL, where he scored 684 runs at an average of 52.61. And he’s looking forward to the upcoming edition with enthusiasm, insisting that his sole aim is to make his team win.
Indian football team midfielder Pronay Halder has become essential to coach Stephen Constantine’s plans in recent times. The current ATK player controlled the midfield in the team’s last international friendly against China which was a scoreless draw.
Spanish striker Federico Gallego’s goal in the 82nd minute and Bartholomew Ogbeche’s late strike in the 90th minute gave North East United FC a win over Delhi Dynamos in their Indian Super League match in Delhi on Tuesday.
There were plenty of moments in Dwayne Bravo’s nearly decade and a half long international career that will stand out in memory. Now, as the 35-year old all-rounder walks into the sunset, let’s roll back the years to recount five of the most memorable ones.