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India’s Record win over Pakistan, seventh times victory since 1992

India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019
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‘Virat’s sepoys’ defeated Pakistan for the seventh time

India beat Pakistan by 89 runs in the ICC World Cup 2019. The decision was made on the basis of the Duckworth-Lewis rule. This is also the biggest victory of India over Pakistan in the World Cup. This is the seventh consecutive victory against Pakistan in India’s World Cup.  It is India’s Record win over Pakistan, seventh times victory since 1992.

In 1992, the two teams met each other for the first time battle and since then the Pakistani team has not won any match against India. India scored a mammoth 336 runs in the first innings at the Old Trafford ground in Manchester.

Pakistan’s Answer Against India’s Bowlers

In reply, the Pakistani team could have scored 212 runs in 6 overs in 40 overs between the rain disruption. After the third rain, Pakistan had the goal of making 302 runs in 40 overs.

Rain disrupted the match three times. First-time rain came in the 47th over during the Indian inning, followed by a brief hurdle just before the second Pakistani inning began. Pakistan got a revised target after the third rain.

Until the game was stopped for the third time, Pakistan scored 166 runs for six wickets in 35 overs. This win has brought the Indian team to third place in the final table. India has been seven points from four matches, while Pakistan has only three points from five matches and it has slipped to ninth place.

Fakhar Zaman scored the highest scorer (62) for Pakistan. He hit 7 fours and 1 sixes in his 75-ball inning. Pakistan’s start was poor and their first wicket fell quickly as Imam-ul-Haq (7). After that, Fakhar Zaman teamed up with Babar Azam (48) for 104 runs for the second wicket.

After the break in the 24th over of this partnership, the Pakistani team faltered and could not recover. Sarfaraz Ahmed (12), Shoaib Malik (0) and Mohammad Hafeez scored only nine runs. However, Imad Wasim (46 not out) and Shadab Khan (unbeaten 20) did a little fight in the end. Both of them shared an unbroken partnership of 47 runs for the seventh wicket. For India Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets each.

Earlier, India lost five wickets in the 50 overs in which they scored a score of 336 runs. Rohit Sharma (140) made the most runs for India. He hit 14 boundaries and three sixes in his 113-ball knock. Apart from Rohit, Virat Kohli (77), Lokesh Rahul (57), Hardik Pandya (26) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni contributed 1 run. Vijay Shankar 15 and Kedar Jadhav remained unbeaten on 9 runs. Mohammad Amir from Pakistan side got three wickets while Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz picked up one wicket each. Overall It is India’s Record win over Pakistan, seventh times victory since 1992.

India’s Strong Debut

After losing the toss, batting first, the Indian team made a strong start. Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who started the innings, started the partnership with 136 runs for the first wicket. Both batsmen left no shortage to beat Pakistani bowlers.

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M.S.Dhoni vs Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma : Dinesh Karthik explains the captaincy style of all

“Nothing in this world is bigger than experience.” This line is applied to Indian Cricket Team also. Team India is very lucky to have 3 most successful captains who are in the playing squad for World Cup and other limited over formats.

The wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik explains the captaincy style of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He has played under the captaincy of all these 3 legends. As per him, these 3 jewels of India have different perceptions, different ways of leadership, different ways of handling the situation. While MSD has been the most experienced captain of Indian Team, Virat Kohli is getting experienced day by day in all the three formats, Rohit Sharma whenever gets chance proves his leadership also.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is cool, sensitive, instictive leader. As a leader he has proved everything. Under his captaincy various big Indian players like Virendra Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh etc have played. The ways of taking decisions by Dhoni on the ground is very provoking. He is a very practical being. As per the situation he turns his decisions. Dhoni always motivates, inspires and guides other players on and off the ground. Karthik further adds that he has learnt various techniques of wicket-keeping from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

On the other hands, the present skipper Virat Kohli is a bit aggressive. He is self confident. The performance of team India under his leadership is quite well. Kohli has led India to win various trophies in all the three formats. He keeps on learning the captancy from Dhoni on the ground. He is a quick learner and very active captain on the grounds. He meets with bowlers in between and guides them properly.

Rohit Sharma has been magnificent as a captain. He is also the captain of Mumbai Indians. Under his leadership Mumbai has won several titles. Rohit Sharma gets inspiration from Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he calls him his guru. He talks to players and bowlers often and takes punctual decisions. As a captain Rohit Sharma plays his natural innings.

All the three captains are true leaders. All of them have different ways of captaincy but their vision is same. These three leaders will have great responsibility in the World Cup 2019. All of them have enough experience and they have won big titles. It will be great for the new players to learn from these trio captains. Dhoni-Kohli-Rohit counts to half of Team India.

Dinesh Karthik feels very enthusiastic to play for Team India under the captaincy of D-K-R. Hope India will do the best in coming times by using the experience of these trio.

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…!!!

ICC World Cup 2019

We are ready for World Cup 2019 – India

The craze of sports in India is getting increased day by day. With this craze, the energy of Team India is also getting doubled. What a nice moment of the upcoming World Cup 2019 is going to be. Every day we are seeing a lot of trolls on YouTube and Social Media about the World Cup. We are ready for the World Cup 2019– India

While one player performs very well everybody praises him all the best for the World Cup. If a new player comes in between he becomes a ray of hope for the Team. The current series of New Zealand has been quite interesting for India as it gave a booster for the upcoming games. The whole team is performing exceptionally well in the fields of bowling, batting, fielding. Starting from Rohit Sharma to the 11th player everybody is trying to give his 100%. Day by day we are seeing new kinds of shots, new kind of methods. It is quite interesting to see India playing in England and lifting the trophy. Under the able leadership of Captain Cool M.S. Dhoni India had won the 2011 ICC World Cup. Since then everybody is waiting for the World Cup Trophy. This time hopefully Virat and team will certainly do something outstanding as everybody will perform their best whose spark is being seen now.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Virat Kohli

If we talk about experience then team does not has too many experienced players like Virendra Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan but new players have also got enough learning from seniors and time. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan may hold a couple of runs in the top orders. After that Captain Virat Kohli will continue his run machine which is on fire now. He has been practicing too much because winning a world cup is not a nightmare. He has a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders in fact, the wishes of millions of Indians is onto him. No. 4 position seems to be doubtful now as still, the search is going on for this position. Either K .L. Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane or some other youngster is expected to hold this position.

M. S. Dhoni, the senior-most player so far is guiding and making strong relations between players because internal confidence is the biggest power to win any big game. A lot of pressure is there on every player. The comeback of Dhoni in his wonderful form is a matter of great pleasure for everyone. It may bring a lot of positiveness in the entire team.

Dhoni - Rohit Sharma
Dhoni – Rohit Sharma

The batting order is almost good from the Indian side. The bowling department is getting more stronger. Bhuwaneswar Kumar, Md. Shami, Chahal is performing very well. The china man Kuldeep Yadav is getting better day by day.

All the team is into full mode. We are expecting very good results in the coming World Cup 2019. We would love to enjoy sports with lots of fun and energy. All the best team India and World. Just enjoy World Cup 2019.

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