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Virat Kohli’s 30th Birthday Wishes

Virat Kohli known as Mr. Unstoppable had been performing hard for Team India. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. Recently in series against West Indies, Kohli reached many landmarks, in fact, he broke many records including Master Blaster’s record too.

Indian captain Virat Kohli on 5th November turned 30 years old. He celebrated his 30th birthday with his wife and Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma at Haridwar. They will stay in Haridwar till November 7.

Virat has been at rest from India’s ongoing T20I series against Windies. He will now make his presence felt on the Australia tour which will consist of three T20I, four Tests and five ODIs. The tour will start with its first T20I match on November 21 in Brisbane.

Earlier this year, Virat Kohli has quit non-vegetarian food. All-Rounder Ravindra Jadeja shared the birthday wish to say Virat to score lots of runs and asking him to start eating Roti, Rice, and sweets.

While the former captain and Virat’s very good friend MS Dhoni revealed that Virat Kohli is a big PUBG fan and asked him to come and teach Manish Pandey how to play a first-person shooting game.

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant jokingly said about Virat's FIFA skills. He told that when they meet again, they have to play FIFA where Virat will be losing so he Virat needs to improve his FIFA game too.

Indian Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said, "He is a changed man. When he came into the squad, he was like a Delhi boy, who would eat golgappas and all. Now he has totally changed. He has become very wise, he understands his body and he eats what his body needs. That is exactly what he is looking to do. And he has become vegetarian (vegan),".

Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Khaleel Ahmed, and Shahbaz Nadeem were a few who also wished their skipper on his 30th birthday.

Only Four Players have Scored Two Triple Centuries at Test Level


Hundred, Hundred and again Hundred, not an easy task and two times a triple century is not at all an easy task in test cricket. Until now, only four batsmen have been able to do so.

On 30 occasions in test cricket, 26 different batsmen from eight of the twelve Test-cricket playing nations have achieved a triple century. Till now no players from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, and Zimbabwe have achieved this landmark.

The first Test triple century was made by Andy Sandham of England against the West Indies in 1930. Reaching the 300 more than once is not an easy task. Only four players so far have been able to do it. West Indies Cricketer Brian Lara and Chris Gayle, Australian Cricketer Donald Bradman and Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag are the only batsmen to reach 300 more than once.

West Indies player Brian Lara on 16 April 1994 scored 375 against England and on 10 April 2004 scored 400 not out against England which is the is the highest score in Test cricket. One more player from West Indies Chris Gayle also achieved this feat. On 29 April 2005, he scored 317 against South Africa and on 15 November 2010 he scored 333 against Sri Lanka.

Australian Cricketer Donald Bradman on 11 July 1930 scored 334 against England and on 20 July 1934 scored 304 that too against England. Indian Cricketer Virendra Sehwag on 28 March 2004 scored 309 against Pakistan and on 26 March 2008 scored 319 against South Africa.

Donald Bradman also scored 299 not out against South Africa in 1932 as well as Virendra Sehwag also scored 293 off 254 balls in the third Test between Sri Lanka and India in December 2009. Both of them were very near to their triple century but unfortunately could not complete it.

Headingley in Leeds, England and the Antigua Recreation Ground in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda are the two cricket grounds where the most triple centuries are scored. Last on 16 December 2016, Indian Cricketer Karun Nair scored 303 not out against England completing his first triple century in test cricket at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Cricket Australia Update on India’s Tour of Australia

Australia’s tour against India will begin from November 21 and will consist of three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs. The series will end on January 21.

David Warner and Steve Smith are serving a one-year ban for ball-tampering during the team’s previous visit to South Africa. While Rookie Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.

Cricket Australia will not reconsider reducing the ban on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft in the ball-tampering case despite India vs Australia series next month.

Skipper Steve Smith and his Deputy David Warner were punished with a one-year international ban while rookie Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months by Cricket Australia in March 2018 for their role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

The scandal involved these three players conspiring to use sandpaper to illegally alter the shape of the ball in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) termed the punishment on the trio harsh and called for a reconsideration but CA chairman David Peever remained fixed and turned down the appeal.

David Peever told that sanctions were carried out and imposed by the board after a very full and thoughtful process. So the sanctions stand. He told that as chairman of the board of CA, he accepts responsibility for what happened in South Africa, but he is also very confident that they are positioned to move forward from here.

He further told that they have learned many lessons and of course there has been a lot going on since then. Both within the playing group and within the organization itself to move things forward.

The players union president Greg Dyer said that bans imposed on Warner, Smith, and Bancroft for their role in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal should be re-examined in light of systemic failings raised by the independent reviews into CA.

The bans on Smith and Warner will continue till April 2019, while Bancroft’s suspension ends in January. On the other hand, Team India has announced its Squad for T20I and Test.

India’s T20I squad as announced includes Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Khaleel Ahmed.

India’s Test Squad as announced includes Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to hit a century in ODIs at the CCI

In the current ongoing 5-match ODI series of India vs West Indies, Rohit Sharma performed amazingly in first and the fourth ODI. In the first ODI at Guwahati, the match was won by India by 8 wickets. Rohit Sharma remains unbeaten and scored 152 runs off 117 balls.

The Second One Day International against West Indies at Visakhapatnam ended in a thrilling tie. The Third One Day International against West Indies was held at Pune and India lost the match by 43 runs.

In the fourth One Day International, Rohit Sharma scored 162 runs against West Indies and India beat West Indies by 224 runs. Rohit Sharma was declared as the ‘Man of the Match’ and Team India took the lead by 2-1.

Rohit Sharma in first ODI as well in Fourth ODI broke many records. Rohit Sharma broke the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record too. The fourth ODI was held at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The venue and Rohit Sharma shares a special bond.

At the same Stadium, Rohit became the first Indian to score a T20 hundred in a domestic T20 game against Gujarat in 2007. In 2009, at the same venue, Rohit Sharma recorded his highest First Class score of unbeaten 309 in a Ranji Trophy game.

Rohit Sharma told that he has played a lot of cricket at CCI and he always enjoyed batting there. It is a good pitch and one can get value for his shots. He told that it has a fast outfield, so one doesn’t need to try and hit too hard. Batmen can find the gaps and that’s what he was looking at. When batsmen come to a ground where he had played enough cricket, he feels confident while going into a match.

He further told that he understands the nature of the pitch and what it does when the spinners are bowling, what helps the spinners when the bowl turns, those things are important. He had a lot of opportunities to play there and it was all about doing the same thing. He told that he don’t want to rate my knocks because all of them and all the runs he has scored for India are important to him.

After the end of fourth ODI, Rohit Sharma apart from scoring 150-plus a record seven times also became the first batsman to score a hundred in every format at CCI. The fifth ODI is scheduled on November 1 at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.

For Live Cricket Score and the match updates of the upcoming matches stay tuned with Cricadium.

Know about Rockstar Ravindra Jadeja: Early life, Career, Nickname, and Interesting Facts

Indian international cricketer Ravindra Jadeja is an all-rounder, who plays as a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.

 

Ravindra Jadeja was born in a humble family where his father was a security guard. His father wanted him to study in army school and his passion drove him towards cricket. His mother supported him in pursuing his passion but unfortunately, he lost his mother in an accident when he was a teen in 2005. He was almost about to surrender cricket but his sister supported him in achieving his dream.

 

Ravindra Jadeja was the vice-captain of the U-19 cricket team that won the U-19 World Cup 2008 in Malaysia under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. On 8 February 2009 Jadeja made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka and scored an unbeaten 60 off 77 balls in that match. On 13 December 2012, almost four years later, he made his Test debut against England at Nagpur.

 

In 2012, Jadeja became the eighth player and the first Indian player, to score three first-class triple centuries in his career.

 

In 2013, Jadeja was selected as ICC No.1 ODI bowler. In the same year, Sunil Gavaskar once said that Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara was a role model for youngsters. In February and March 2013, Jadeja's contributions in India's 4–0 test series win against Australia was praised and Gavaskar called him one of the architects of the win.

 

Jadeja played for the Rajasthan Royals for the first three seasons. Rajasthan Royals Captain Shane Warne referred to Jadeja as a "superstar in the making" and gave him a nickname "Rockstar". Later he represented Chennai Super Kings with brilliant performances for the team.

 

In an IPL match, there were 2 runs required off the last ball and CSK won it with one ball remaining when Jadeja was on a strike and the social media made this incident viral. In fact, MS Dhoni tweeted several humorous jokes on Jadeja calling him ‘sir’. Later Jadeja’s match-winning consistent performances given his nickname a worth.

 

Other interesting facts from the life of Jadeja are he has two horses Ganga and Kesar. Jadeja owns a restaurant in Rajkot called Jaddu’s Food Field. Jadeja feels that number 12 is fortunate for him. He wears No.12 on his jersey and ensured that his restaurant opens on December 12, 2012, as was born in December and selected into the national Test squad in December 2012.

Chris Gayle: The only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match

Christopher or Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He was West Indies Team Captain for Test from 2007 to 2010. Chris Gayle holds many records across all three formats of the game.

Chris Gayle is one of the greatest batsmen in limited-overs cricket and is regarded as the best T20 batsman. He is widely known as one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game, particularly in Twenty20.

Gayle became the first player to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. He is well known for hitting sixes. In the history of Test cricket, no cricketer has ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. He achieved this feat against Bangladesh in 2012 off debutant Sohag Gazi.

Chris is one of only four players who has scored two triple centuries at Test level. Chris Gayle scored 317 against South Africa in 2005 and 333 against Sri Lanka in 2010. Apart from him Brian Lara of the West Indies, Donald Bradman of Australia and Virender Sehwag of India are the only batsmen to reach 300 more than once in test cricket.

Gayle became the first batsman to score a double century in World Cup. He scored 200 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He finished on 215 runs, which again is the record for highest score in a World Cup but it was broken by Martin Guptill.

Chris Gayle is one of the six players to score a double century in ODIs. In March 2016, Gayle became only the second player after Brendon McCullum to hit two Twenty20 International hundreds.

Not only this, Chris represents the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Jamaican Cricketer Chris Gayle were the part of the Kings XI squad in the Indian Premier League 2018 after which their friendship off the field has increased.

Chris also plays in the Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League, the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, the Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League, and the Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League.

Virat Kohli is happy with Ambati Rayudu after the Fourth One Day International in Mumbai

After the remarkable victory of India in the 50-over cricket in the fourth One Day International. India beats West Indies by 224 runs and took the lead by 2-1. Hitman Rohit Sharma scored 162 runs off 137 balls and Ambati Rayudu who batted at No.4 scored 100 runs off 81 balls in the fourth ODI match against West Indies.

Captain Virat Kohli praised Ambati Rayudu for his amazing century. He said that Ambati Rayudu is a confident man and he has taken his chance with both hands. They need to back him till the 2019 World Cup. Rayudu reads the game well, so Virat is happy that someone intelligent is batting at number four.

Virat Kohli on the match told that it was a very clinical game in all three departments. Something that they are very proud of and happy with the fact that they got back into rhythm. Being put under pressure by Windies in the last game but they are known to bounce back and it was another example of that.

Skipper Virat told that Khaleel Ahmed was good with pitching it in the right areas, making the ball talk, and swinging it both ways.

Hitman and the man of the match Rohit Sharma told that it was very clinical right from the start. After losing two wickets, he had mentioned this earlier about having a big partnership and that was a game-changing partnership.

He further told that once you are set, you got to make it count and that is what he and Rayudu did in the middle. They carried for as long as they did. It was heartening to see the way they bowled as a bowling unit. It was a long time coming, this kind of performance from the bowlers.

West Indies Captain Jason Holder told that they didn’t play well enough. They allowed them to score too many runs. They never got going with the bat and the application definitely was not there. Lost wickets up front and didn’t get enough momentum.

Next and the last ODI match of the series is scheduled at Thiruvananthapuram on November 1 at Greenfield International Stadium.

Two big Indian Cricketers rested from the three-match T20I series against West Indies

India has secured the two-match Test series against West Indies by 2-0. Currently five-match ODI series is going on which will be followed by three-match T20I series. Windies Tour of India is quite special for Virat Kohli and so is for Team India as there are many records which are made by Skipper Virat Kohli.

In the first three ODIs, he is the one who hit successive hundreds and became the first Indian cricketer and first captain of any nation to hit three consecutive ODI centuries. Virat Kohli became the 5th Indian and 13th overall to score 10000 runs in ODI. He also became the fastest to 10000 ODI runs breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record.

After Virat’s amazing performances in tests and ODIs. Next in line is the three-match T20I series against West Indies starting from November 4 at Kolkata. The second T20I match is scheduled on November 6 at Lucknow and the last match is scheduled on November 11 at Chennai.

As announced by BCCI, India captain Virat Kohli will be at rest for the three-match T20I series against West Indies and in his absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the team.

Not only this former India captain MS Dhoni was also excluded from the squad. Apart from this, Spinner Shahbaz Nadeem is included in the squad.

For the ongoing ODI series, BCCI included all-rounder Kedar Jadhav for the fourth and the fifth ODI against Windies.

On Dhoni’s exclusion, the committee said that India now is looking to fill in the second wicketkeeper’s slot. But Prasad confirmed that Dhoni’s career in T20 is not yet over. He said that they wanted to try out other keepers for the second keeper's slot.

The India T20I Squad as announced includes Rohit Sharma as captain, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, and Shahbaz Nadeem.

Hardik Pandya’s Brother Krunal Pandya selected in India’s T20I squads against West Indies and Australia

 

 

In the Asia Cup 2018, India vs Pakistan match, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya got injured and is carried on the stretcher off the field. He is striving to restore his full fitness. As Hardik Pandya is on road to recovery, his brother Krunal Pandya has been named in the T20I squad for both Windies and Australia series.

Though Krunal Pandya has been picked in the Indian squad for the shortest formats earlier but now as Hardik is suffering from injury and is not recovered completely provided a chance to his brother to feature in the playing XI.

On Twitter, Hardik Pandya tweeted and congratulated his brother on being picked in the
national team. His tweet read as, “Congratulations on making it to the Indian team bro! Proud of you and love you, @krunalpandya24!”.

Krunal Pandya will act as the direct replacement of his brother Hardik Pandya in the team as Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will remain the initial spin-bowling options in the team.

Krunal Pandya made his first-class debut in the year 2016, playing for Baroda during the Ranji Trophy tournament 2016–17. In the same year, he became the leading run-getter and leading wicket-taker for Baroda.

In IPL auction 2016, Mumbai Indians purchased him for ₹2 crore. He made his IPL debut playing against Gujarat Lions at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. His performance was good in his IPL debut. Again in January 2018, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL auction. He had featured in 39 Indian Premier League matches so far.

Now his international career began as he was named in India’s Twenty20 International squads for their tours against the West Indies and Australia. Krunal is yet to earn a debut T20I cap for the Indian team.

In India vs Windies T20Is, he will be playing under the team captained by Rohit Sharma while in India vs Australia T20Is, the team will be lead by Captain Virat Kohli.

 


 

 







Virat Kohli became the First Indian Batsman to Score Three Successive ODI Hundreds

 

The first One Day International against West Indies out of the five-match ODI series was held at Guwahati. Virat and Rohit performed brightly. India won the match by 8 wickets. India took the lead by 1-0 and India chased the target of 323 runs against West Indies. Virat Kohli made 140 Runs off 107 balls and Rohit Sharma remains unbeaten and scored 152 runs off 117 balls.


The second One Day International against Windies was held at Visakhapatnam. India scored 321 runs at a loss of 6 wickets off 50 overs. Virat Kohli scored 157 runs from 129 balls for India. West Indies too scored 321 runs at a loss of 7 wickets. The match ended in a tie and India still leads the 5-match ODI series after the second game.

The third One Day International against West Indies was held at Pune. Unfortunately, India lost the match by 43 runs but the Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored 107 runs against the West Indies and became the first Indian cricketer as well as the first captain in the world to hit three consecutive ODI centuries. It was Virat Kohli’s sixth ODI century of 2018 till now.

Sunil Gavaskar on Chase Master Kohli said, “Most batsmen who score big when batting first when the flow is on and there is little pressure, fumble when batting second and the scoring rate is at the back of their mind every single delivery. This is where Kohli is special for it is in big chases that his full repertoire of shots is seen and the way he paces the innings,”

He further added that when rating batsmen it is how many runs they get in a big chase or in the knockout stages of a tournament that should be the main criteria. Kohli is on top there and leaves everybody behind in his shadow.

The ODI series is now tied by 1-1, with two ODI matches left. Fourth ODI will be played in Mumbai on 29th October followed by the fifth and last ODI in Thiruvananthapuram on November 1, 2018. For Live Cricket Score and updates on India vs West Indies, stay connected with

 Cricadium.

Ajinkya Rahane due to scoreboard error thought he had completed his century and starts celebrating

On 27th October 2018, Deodar Trophy final match between India B and India C was held at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi. The final match was won by India C by 29 runs. Openers Ajinkya Rahane and Ishan Kishan hit centuries.

BCCI posted a video of scoreboard error at the Feroz Shah Kotla that convinced Ajinkya Rahane to celebrate his century. He thought he had completed his century and raised his bat to acknowledge the support of the crowd. But in reality, there were still three runs to go. Even Delhi viewers too looked applauding Rahane on his century.

Suresh Raina who was watching the match from the dressing room quickly realized the scoreboard mistake and told Rahane to stop celebrating as he needs three more runs to reach the century.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video Twitter that read as "What happened there? @ajinkyarahane88 felt he got to a 100, @ImRaina was quick to rectify there were 3 more runs to go."

India C Skipper Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten and scored 144 runs off 156 balls and Ishan Kishan scored 114 runs off 87 balls and total India C scored 352 runs for seven in 50 overs match.

The opposite team India B responded by scoring 323 runs in 46.1 overs. India B Captain Shreyas Iyer hit eight sixes and scored 148 runs off 114 balls for India B but it went in vain as Ajinkya Rahane lifted the trophy for India C.

Ajinkya Rahane performs brilliantly as a limited-overs batsman. He is a good player overseas. He scored 106 against England in Birmingham in 2014 and also 79 against South Africa at Melbourne in the 2015 World Cup.

 

In upcoming India’s Tour to Australia starting from November 21, Rahane hold a place in India’s Test Squad. It will be interesting to watch how Rahane performs in the tests on this overseas tour.

Mahi is out from the Squad for India’s Tour to Australia

India’s Tour of Australia is one of the great competition in cricket. The tour will begin from November 21 in Brisbane with its first T20I and it will continue till January 18 with it’s last and third ODI in Melbourne.

India vs Australia Series will consist of 3 Twenty20 Internationals, 4 Test matches, and 3 One Day Internationals.

As we look at the Australia Team Squad, the team will be without the services of premier batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner who are serving a year-long suspension for their involvement in ball-tampering.

The Indian Squad for the Australia Tour 2018-19 includes a powerful 18-player squad for their Test series. The surprising news for MSD fans is that he won’t be seen during the Twenty20 series against the Aussies. Yes, the former Indian Captain MS Dhoni has been dropped from the squad announced for T20I and Test Series.

India’s T20I squad as announced includes Virat Kohli as Captain, Rohit Sharma as Vice Captain, Rishabh Pant , Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul , Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Khaleel Ahmed.

The first T20I will be played at The Gabba, Brisbane on 21st November 2018. The second T20I will be played on 23rd November in Melbourne and 3rd T20I on 25th November in Sydney.

India’s Test Squad as announced includes Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

The 4 Tests are scheduled as 1st Test from 6th to 10th December in Adelaide, 2nd Test from 14th to 18th December in Perth, 3rd Test from 26th to 30th December in Melbourne and 4th Test from 3rd to 7th January in Sydney.


Australia Team Squad has not been announced yet.

Eight Indian cricketers who will be the part of the T10 League Season 2

  • The T10 Sports Management launch and own T10 League. It is a professional ten-over cricket league. The T10 league is approved by the Emirates Cricket Board.

    The T10 League is the first ever internationally approved ten-over league. Cricket Matches are of 10-over-a-side and the duration of a match is 90 minutes. This tournament in a round robin followed by semifinals and the final. Recently in August 2018, the International Cricket Council officially sanctioned the league.

    In the upcoming season of T10 League that will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium from 23rd day of November to 2nd day December 2018. Total of eight Indian cricketers will be a part of the T10 League Season 2.

    This season the number of teams has increased from six to eight and the upcoming season will have 29 matches as compared to a four-day event in 2017.

    Teams include- Kerala Kings, Punjab Legends, Maratha Arabians, Bengal Tigers, The
    Karachians, Rajputs, Northern Warriors and Pakhtoons - have been drawn into two groups to fight it out for the title for T10 League Season 2.


    Former fast bowler Zaheer Khan leads the pack of Indian stars in the 12-day league. He has proven credentials in all forms of the game. He had taken over 600 international wickets.

    Praveen Kumar who recently announced his retirement has also confirmed his particpation. He can swing the ball both ways.He was an integral part of the limited-overs team in the late 2000s.

    Left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra too particpate in the T10 Season 2. He had played for India for over 18 years and he was also a key member of the 2011 World Cup winning team.

    The left arm fast bowler, RP Singh has also confirmed his participation. He was a part of the Indian team that won the inaugural World T20 in South Africa. He had emerged as the second highest wicket-taker in the competition.

    Other players who are part of the league are RS Sodhi and Subramaniam Badrinath. The India contingent will join the likes of West Indies batsman Chris Gayle and former Australia batsman Shane Watson.
  • Earlier, Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi were named the T10 Cricket League icon.

Here is what Sourav Ganguly has to say on Virat’s achievement

After the beautiful partnership of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the first One Day International against West Indies out of the five-match ODI series which was held at Guwahati, Virat-Rohit left everyone amazed.

In the second One Day International at Visakhapatnam, Virat scored the 37th ODI hundred of his career and the 5th ODI century of 2018.

Virat also completed his 10000 ODI Runs and became the 13th overall and fifth Indian batsmen to enter in the elite 10k Runs group. Virat also broke Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record and became the fastest to 10000 ODI runs. Virat took 205 Innings to reach this landmark while Sachin Tendulkar achieved this in 259 innings.

Though the match was ended in a tie as West Indies responded with 321/7 to India’s 321/6 but the match was very special for Captain Virat Kohli.

On this Sourav Ganguly said that he is at a loss of words to describe Virat Kohli's performance. He told that the wicket was different that day, conditions were different, but Virat changed the entire game. It was a fantastic knock. Sourav said that he doesn't have enough words.

Sourav Ganguly compared Kohli with Sachin and said that he has closely seen Sachin Tendulkar play and Sachin has scored 49 ODI hundreds and 100 tons overall but Kohli is no less than anybody. Ganguly told that Kohli has now scored 37 ODI hundreds and he is not too far behind Tendulkar's record. It is important to see that Kohli can play in all conditions and to change the game in all conditions. He carries the entire team on his shoulders.

Ganguly said, "We saw that in England too where he scored hundreds when all the other batsmen were failing to score runs. India was at a difficult position in Guwahati today but Kohli led the team out of troubled waters. He is an all-time great in Indian cricket and in world cricket. He is not even 30 and has a lot of time left in his career. Since that 2014 England tour, Kohli has completely changed himself as a batsman and has scored 39 international hundreds. This is just unbelievable. Kohli is an example for every cricketer," he said.

Sourav Ganguly concluded saying that Kohli is a master. There's no doubt now that Kohli is on par with Sachin Tendulkar in ODI cricket. He told that he will not compare Kohli with Tendulkar, both are very big players. However, Kohli has certainly taken this generation of cricket to a different level. His consistency and intensity are remarkable. There's no stopping him. Whenever he comes on to the field, it feels as if it's his first time.

Virat Kohli is optimistic about India vs Australia tour and thinks India can compete in challenging conditions too.

Do you know these facts about the three Indian international cricketer

 

 Indian international cricketers like Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, and Suresh Raina are the ones about whom their fans wish to know.

 

Yuvraj Singh plays in all formats of cricket. He is an all-rounder and bats left-handed in the middle order. He bowls slow left-arm orthodox. Yuvraj Singh gave his first autograph at the age of 17. He is the first player to pick 5 wickets and hit a half-century in the same match in World cup history.

 

Do you know that Yuvraj Singh ’s has an unbeaten partnership of 163 runs with Sachin Tendulkar against England at Chennai in 2008? Team India need to chase 387 which is the 5th highest test run chase overall and the highest in India.

 

Hardik Pandya is also an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium. He also plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

Hardik Pandya is fond of tattoos and has multiple tattoos on his arm and upper body. The all-rounder has been compared to former India Skipper Kapil Dev.

 

One of Hardik Pandya's most memorable innings was in the ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. He gave a memorable bowling performance in the ICC T20 World Cup against Bangladesh. Bangladesh was in need of 2 runs to win off 3 balls. India won that match with the last three balls resulting in 3 wickets via 2 catches and a run-out.

 

Suresh Raina is an aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler. Raina plays for Uttar Pradesh in all forms of domestic cricket. He is one of the best fielders in world cricket.

 

Do you know that Raina did not have an auspicious start as on debut he was dismissed for a first-ball duck against Sri Lanka? Though Duck out at first ball, he scored a century on Test debut. Raina was the first Indian to score a T20I century against South Africa at the 2010 World Twenty20 in West Indies.

 

Suresh Raina becomes the youngest captain for India in the T20I format. He scored a century in all 3 formats of the game. He is the highest run-getter in IPL history. One of the interesting fact about Raina was that he lent his voice to Bollywood track.





Senior Cricketers added in Tamil Nadu’s Ranji Trophy 2018 Squad

Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, and Dinesh Karthik have been named in Tamil Nadu's squad for Ranji Trophy 2018. The trio will be playing for their state team in team’s opening match of the season against Madhya Pradesh that starts on November 1.

The Tamil Nadu Cricket Team is led by Baba Indrajith and includes all-rounder Washington Sundar and Vijay Shankar. The new face in the Ranji Tamil Nadu Squad is Medium-pacer Abhishek Tanwar. He had a good outing for Madurai Panthers in the third edition of Tamil Nadu Premier League held recently.

The team will be without the services of left-arm paceman T Natarajan and right-arm medium-pacer K Vignesh because of their injury. The fast bowlers M Mohammed, Jagatheesan Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar, and Ramalingam Rohit will form the part of the team.

Ravichandran Ashwin will lead a spin department that also includes the experienced Rahil Shah and the young Ravi Srinivasan Sai Kishore and also Washington Sundar.

As per State selection panel chief S Sharath and captain Indrajith, the team is well-balanced which was capable of doing well. Indrajith said that it was well-balanced squad the selectors had picked, adding the presence of Test stars Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, and Dinesh Karthik provide a lot of experience.

Tamil Nadu begins its campaign against Madhya Pradesh at Dindigul on 1 November. The team includes Baba Indrajith (Captain), M Kaushik Gandhi, Abhinav Mukund, M Vijay, Vijay Shankar, B Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik, N Jagadeesan, MS Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, R Sai Kishore, Rahil S Shah, M Mohammed, J Kousik, R Rohit, S Abhishek Tanwar.

The Ranji Trophy will be an opportunity for Murali Vijay and Dinesh Karthik to perform well and earn a recall to the Test team. Both the players were a part of the team for the tour of England.

Dinesh Karthik was given a chance in the first two Tests but he failed to perform and lost his place in the 3rd Test to Rishabh Pant. Rishabh has almost made his place behind the stumps in the longer format and Dinesh Karthik has a tough task to make a comeback.