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Sri Lankan ‘Lion’ bowling failed in front of Kangaroos, lost by 87 runs

Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019
          Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019

Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 87 runs in the ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday. Australia gave a huge target of 334 runs to Sri Lanka in the match played on The Kennington Oval ground. In reply, the Sri Lankan team made 247 runs in 45.5 overs. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne (97) scored the highest runs for Sri Lanka. He struck out nine fours in his 108-ball innings. Besides them, Kusal Perera (52) and Kusal Mendis (30) were the only batsmen to perform well. Sri Lankan ‘Lion’ Bowling Failed In Front Of Kangaroos.

Sri Lanka’s poor condition can be judged by the fact that its six batsmen could not even cross the tenth. For Australia, Mitchell Starc took four, Ken Richardson three, Pat Cummins two and Jason Behrendorf one wicket.

Australia’s team has reached the top of the points table with this win. His five matches have 8 points. Sri Lanka is fifth in the table with 4 points from five games. The previous two matches of Sri Lanka were canceled due to rain while in the previous two matches he won a match.

Sri Lanka decided to bowl after won the toss, but their bowlers did not prove effective in bowling against Australia. Australia batting first, losing 7 wickets in 50 overs scored 334 runs. Captain Aron Finch (153) scored the most runs for the Kangaroo team. He struck out 15 fours and five sixes in his 132-ball inning.

Finch and Steve Smith (73) made important partnerships of 173 for the third wicket. Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 46 to help Australia reach a big score. Apart from this David Warner 26, Usman Khawaja 10, Pat Cummins 0, Mitchell Starc (5 not out), Alex Carey 4, and Shaun Marsh Scored 3 runs. Isuru Udana and Dhananjaya de Silva got two wickets while Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga got one wicket. Two Australian batsmen returned to the pavilion after being run out.

Changes In Both Team

Sri Lanka made a change to their team for this match. In the place of Suranga Lakmal, Milinda Siriwardana is included. The Australian team also made a change. The Kangaroo team included Jason Behrendorff in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile. The Australian team looks good in comparison to Sri Lanka. Five-time world champion Kangaroos have defeated Afghanistan, West Indies, and Pakistan in the current World Cup, but in the meantime, it has to face defeat from India.

Australia all-rounder Marcus Stonis could not be available for this match. Australia will hope that they will be available for the match against Bangladesh. Mitchell Marsh has joined the team, but he can not play until Stoney’s is out of the tournament. Sri Lanka’s position is not strong at the same time. His last two matches were washed away in the rain while New Zealand suffered a major defeat in the first match. However, Sri Lanka has managed to win against Afghanistan.

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Chasing a victory target of 308 runs set by Australia Pakistan was bundled out for 266 runs

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On Wednesday, in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Australia and Pakistan clashed. In the match, the Australian team had to bat first. Despite David Warner ‘107’s brilliant century and Aron Finch’s (82) half-century and a partnership of 147 for the first wicket, the Aussies scored only 307 runs before the all-out in 49 overs. After that, Chasing a victory target of 308 runs set by Australia Pakistan was bundled out for 266 runs in 45.4 overs and Australia won by 41 runs. This is Australia’s third win in the tournament. This is Pakistan’s second defeat.

Chasing a victory target of 308 runs, Pakistan was bundled out for 308 runs. On the first ball of the third over of the innings, Cummins returned the pavilion without opening an account to Fakhar Zaman. He was caught in the hands of Kane Richardson and Pakistan lost the first wicket on a score of 2.

Another setback to Pakistan was Babar Azam. Nathan Coulter was trapped in the hands of Ferguson on Nile’s ball after making Babur’s 30 runs in the form. Mohammed Hafeez and Imam ul Haq then took over the Pakistani innings and crossed the 100 runs. Between the two, the half-century partnership for the third wicket in 48 balls was completed.

Imam Half-Century and Fall of Wickets

After this, Imam completed his half-century with 7 fours in 73 balls, after which he was caught by Alex Carey at the ball of Pat Cummins on the next ball. Imam played 53 off 75 balls. After Imam’s dismissal, his second partner Mohammad Hafeez was also caught in the hands of Starc at Finch’s Ball. He scored 46 runs.

Shoaib Malik, who came to bat after Hafeez, was caught in the hands of the wicketkeeper at the Cummins ball without opening the account. In the 30th over, Asif Ali (5 runs) also caught the wicket of wicketkeeper Alex Carey on the Richardson’s delivery and got the sixth blow to Australia.

Century Warner Returns to The Pavilion, Then A Slew Of Wickets

Starting the innings, Warner completed his 15th ODI career century in 102 balls and the second century in the World Cup. After completing the century, Warner was found a lifeline by drop a simple catch on the boundary by Asif. But after that, he could not move the innings, and this time Imam-ul Haq grabbed the catch of Warner at Shaheen Afridi’s ball. Warner played 107 off 111 balls. During this, he hit 11 fours and one six.

After Warner’s outing, Usman Khawaja returned to the pavilion after catching to Riaz at Amir’s ball. Khawaja played 18 runs in 13 balls. After Khwaja, Shaun Marsh also returned to the pavilion at Amir’s ball. After this Nile was also caught by Wahab Riaz’s ball at the hands of Sarfaraz behind the wicket. It was the seventh blow to the Kangaroo team.

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Know about World Cup 2019

Playing Squad: 5 match ODI series against Australia

Ahead of the World Cup 2019, there is a 5 match ODI series between India and Australia hosted by India from 2nd March 2018 in Hyderabad. Both the team are ready for the rehersal match before World Cup. Team India has recently won the ODI series against New Zealand.

The time is crucial and accounting for both the team. The countdown has begun. All the team are doing their best, choosing their best to perform the best in World Cup. The Virat Kohli led Team India is full of young players and their energy is also young.

The playing squad of India for the first 2 match ODI series against Australia are:-

  1. Virat Kohli (Captain)
  2. Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain)
  3. Shikhar Dhawan
  4. Ambati Rayudu
  5. Kedar Jadhav
  6. MS Dhoni (wk)
  7. Hardik Pandya
  8. Jasprit Bumrah
  9. Mohamed Shami
  10. Yuzvendra Chahal
  11. Kuldeep Yadav
  12. Vijay Shankar
  13. Rishabh Pant
  14. Siddharth Kaul
  15. KL Rahul

The playing squad of India for the last 3 match ODI series are:-

  1. Virat Kohli (Capt)
  2. Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain)
  3. Shikhar Dhawan
  4. Ambati Rayudu
  5. Kedar Jadhav
  6. MS Dhoni (wk)
  7. Hardik Pandya
  8. Jasprit Bumrah
  9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  10. Yuzvendra Chahal
  11. Kuldeep Yadav
  12. Mohammed Shami
  13. Vijay Shankar
  14. KL Rahul
  15. Rishabh Pant

Bhuwaneswar Kumar has been given rest in the first 2 ODI matches as he has to remain fit for the upcoming World Cup. Dinesh Karthik has been dropped from the ODI series. The eyes of selectors are more on young Rishabh Pant. Virat Kohli has the tough situation before World Cup. This series will indicate the performance of India and Australia. Both the team have excellent players.

Selectors have shown deep interest on KL Rahul after his incredible performance in the domestic cricket. Rahul was sent back from Australia tour due to an indisciplinary comment in the famous reality show “Coffee With Karan”. A great comeback from him. He knows the performance before world cup is demanding.

The team is a mixture of old cum new experience. Most of the things will depend upon Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Their elite form is expected before World Cup.

All the best Team India..!!!

Playing Squad : 2 match T20I against Australia

Playing Squad : 2 match T20I Series against Australia

After loss in the T20I series against New Zealand, its high time for India to win the two match T20I series against Australia starting from 24th February at Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli is back to lead Team India after taking rest in the T20 series in New Zealand.

The playing squad for the two match T20I series of India:-

  1. Virat Kohli (Captain)
  2. Rohit Sharma(Vice-Captain)
  3. KL Rahul
  4. Shikhar Dhawan
  5. Rishabh Pant
  6. Dinesh Karthik
  7. MS Dhoni (wk)
  8. Hardik Pandya
  9. Krunal Pandya
  10. Vijay Shankar
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal
  12. Jasprit Bumrah
  13. Umesh Yadav
  14. Sidharth Kaul
  15. Mayank MarkandePlaying Squad : 2 match T20I against Australia

 K L Rahul and Rishabh Pant have been included in the Team as their chances to play World Cup is also high. The selectors have shown interest in both these young players and they want to give more chance to play cricket before World Cup.

KL Rahul won the heart of selectors after scoring two half century for India A against England Lions in the two unofficial tests. The opener KL Rahul was called back from Australia after an unwanted comment on a women in the the famous reality show “Coffee With Karan”. He was asked to focus on domestic cricket and he did the same. As a result of which the selectors gave him a chance before World Cup.

Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are two alternative wicket-keepers for India. Now the performance will decide who will go for the World Cup. Rishabh Pant is likely to be selected for World Cup as per the arguments from selectors. He has done quite well in all the dynamics.

Mayank Markande will be a new face who has been recently rewarded after his 5 wicket haul leading India A to win against England Lions. Markande has also played IPL from Mumbai Indians. Let’s see what this spinner does in the upcoming big matches.

The last T20I series against Australia came up with a 1-1 tie during 2017-18. The opposition team is also expected to perform the best as it is a pre-test before World Cup.

Dinesh Karthik has been selected for T20I only. He will not play in the 5 match ODI Series.

All the best for Team India to perform well in the upcoming series…!!!

Jasprit Bumrah Becomes Second Indian to Take 50 Wickets in T20Is

Jaspreet Bumrah, who took 50 T20 wickets after his three wickets against Australia in 1st T20 in Visakhapatnam, became the second Indian bowler after Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday. India lost the first match by 3 wickets due to being the last-ball thriller, however, the Indian bowlers were terribly positive for the line-up because they compete for 126 runs against a robust Australian team.
Bumrah got 3 wickets with 16 runs in 4 overs because he gave the match to India on the brink of success when eliminating consecutive Peter Handscomb and Nathan Coulter-Nile in the nineteenth over.
Handscomb was not the only muster-out of Bumrah in the match. Right-handed bowler took 3 wickets, two of which came on consistent balls.
26-year-old bowler of India trapped Australian captain Aaron Finch on the first ball. After Handscomb was dismissed, Bumrah made Nathan Coulter-Nile clean-bowled with the threatening yorker. He finished the match with 3/16 of his four overs in the match.
Bumrah now gets second place with 51 wickets in T20I, while Ashwin has 52 wickets, and if Bumrah draws two more wickets in the second T20I, then he will overtake Ashwin to took the leading wicket-taker for India in T20I.
After the three-wicket defeat against Australia in the first T20I in Visakhapatnam, Indian captain Virat Kohli praised Bumrah’s superb effort and hailed for the half-century of KL Rahul, which he plays runs in the first innings.
Handscomb was not the only dismissal for Bumrah in the match. The right-armbowlerBumrahpicked up three wickets, two of which came in consecutive deliveries.
Bumrah is the world’s 26th bowler to cross the 50-wicket mark in the lowest format. Still, nobody has broken the 100-mark mark in the format. Shahid Afridi of Pakistan has currently made 98 wickets in his name.

Player              M            Overs          Wkts          BB          Avg          SR           Econ
R Ashwin      46           171                52               4/8        22.94      19.7         6.97
J Bumrah      41           149.1           51               3/11     19.58      17.5          6.69
Y Chahal       30            117.3          46               6/25      20.10     15.3          6.70
B Kumar       37             133.2         36               5/24      25.83      22.2         6.97
H Pandya     38             110.5         36               4/38      25.61     18.4          8.31
K Yadav        18              67.3           35               5/24      12.97      11.5         6.72
A Nehra        27              98               34               3/19      22.29      17.2         7.73
R Jadeja       40              135.1        31               3/48      31.70      26.1         7.27