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Ind vs Eng 1st Test: Virat Kohli just a century away from becoming captain with most 100s in history of cricket

  • Feb 01, 2021
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India Test Series Against England - Virat Kohli on the cusp of biggest hitting record in history:After a successful tour of Australia, India will host England in a four-match IND VS ENG Test series, starting on February 5 with the captain of India on the cusp of one of the biggest records in cricket. Virat Kohli could become a leader with most horns under his belt. Just imagine, in the entire sport of cricket, no captain has accomplished what Virat was ready to achieve by scoring a hundred more throughout the series.Virat Kohli is on the cusp of a great record: Most centuries as a captain in international cricketVirat Kohli needs a hundred to outrun Ricky Ponting and become the captain with the most international centuries. Ponting and Virat Kohli are currently tied at the top of the list with 41 international hundreds each as a leader.Virat Kohli - 41 centuries (191 entries)Ricky Ponting - 41 centuries (376 entries)Virat Kohli on the cusp of a great record: a summary of Kohli's centuries as captain against EnglandFrom 41 centuries of Kohli as sponsors, 20 came from red cricket, while the remaining 21 came from ODIS.Virat Kohli won 5 centuries against England in tests, of which 4 became a patron. Let's do a quick summary(Visakhapatnam, 2016) - 167Virat Kohli scored his first test ton against the Three Lions in Vishakapatnam in 2016. The Indian captain scored 167 deft hits as the Men in Blue scored a massive win over 246 times.(Mumbai, 2016) - 235Virat Kohli continued to shine in the series, achieving a double century, and was one of India's leading architects, beating England 4-0 in the 5-match Test Series.(Birmingham, 2018) - 149The third tonne came from Kohli as captain against the Three Lions in Birmingham in 2018. Dynamo batting to 149 but to no avail as England triumphed by winning 31 times.(Nottingham, 2018) - 103After falling 2--0 in a five-match Test series, Virat Kohli played a captain's hit to divert India's fortunes. Kohli achieved an extravagant 103 in the second half to keep India alive in the series and scored a complete win in 203 rounds.Also Read: Virat Kohli Net Worth 2020 | Salary, Income, Cars, Bikes, Endorsements

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India vs England: BCCI green-signals 50 percent capacity in Stands for 2nd Test

  • Feb 02, 2021
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Chennai: The second test between India and England at MA Chidambaram, which will take place from 13-17 February, is ready for fans to enter the stadium and has filled 50% of the seating capacity. The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) received the green light from BCCI on Monday.The opening test will continue to be held behind closed doors, but players from India and England can expect fans to cheer them up on the field from the second Test onwards."The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry informed us that the fans can participate in the second round. We are awaiting official confirmation. The first round will be held behind closed doors. It is too late to make arrangements for the first round," said the TNCA secretary. RS Ramasaamy told on Monday.The Ministry of Sports decision to allow fans to enter stadiums for outdoor events and the Tamil Nadu state government amended guidelines to allow 50% of fans to enter the stadiums have opened the door to development after it was previously reported that fans would not be able to participate in the first two. the examsWith Kiosks I, J, and K licensed last year and open to the public again, the total capacity at Chepauk is around 38,000. According to Ramasaamy, between 12,000 and 15,000 tickets are expected to be put up for sale. Seating in the coveted wing and terrace enclosure will remain off-limits to the public due to their close proximity to the players' locker rooms. "We will not have pavilion seats and the balcony stands to ensure that no one approaches the players' area," said Ramasaamy.All players tested negativeMeanwhile, players from India and England have completed a six-day quarantine after having tested negative in three RT-PCR tests conducted during that period. All the Indian players were present at Chepauk Monday night and did some stretches and warm-ups. They'll hit the net on Tuesday morning for their first full training session.England will follow suit by training as a group for the first time on Tuesday afternoon. Ben Stokes, Joffra Archer, Rory Burns, who traveled to India a few days before the England team because they weren't part of the Sri Lanka streak, have been training MAC 'B' networks since Saturday.Also Read: VIRAT KOHLI JUST A CENTURY AWAY FROM BECOMING CAPTAIN WITH MOST 100’S IN HISTORY OF CRICKET

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Indias playing XI for 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal waiting for a chance, high time Rohit Sharma score big in 2nd Test

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Ind vs Eng Rohit Sharma vs Mayank Agarwal for Second Test: India team player Rohit Sharma again failed to perform during India's first Test against England in Chennai and has faced the wrath of cricket experts and fans in a losing streak since. Recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered during the 2020 IPL. On his return, Rohit just finished 147 passes in his last six Test rounds with a maximum score of 52, which is just fifty for him in his last eight test entries.Notably, Rohit was sent off with a score of 6 and 12 in the first Test against England and since his return to the Test team, Rohit has been accused of throwing his window in contrast to his inaugural partner Shopman Jill, who was recently in the face of Sublime. With a bat. Moreover, in the last three rounds, Rohit managed to score only 147 points with an average of 24.50.Ind vs Eng Test II: Rohit Sharma got a score at best, and Mayank Agarwal waited behind the scenes:India expects Rohit Sharma to get off to a good start in Round Two. If Rohit fails again, team leadership may include Mayank Agarwal in eleventh at some point in the series.Agarwal wasn't able to score much in Australia, but he's done well overall since his debut in 2018. The Karnataka right-hand player scored 1052 points, averaging 45.73 in 14 tests and spanning three centuries, including double a ton.Additionally, Agarwal boasts an exceptional average of 99.5 in the home. He played five home auditions and scored 597 rounds, including three pods. Its highest score is 243 points.Much will depend on Team India's opening matches in Test 2 if the hosts want to come back in force after facing a crushing defeat in Test 1. Also, with the crash of the WTC summit, India will reach out by firing HIT-MAN on the targets.India’s predicted playing XI for the second Test: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel /Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ishant Sharma.Also Read: India vs England: BCCI green-signals 50 percent capacity in Stands for 2nd Test

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INDIA vs ENGLAND 2nd Test: Ashwins solid century helps India set 482-run target for England

  • Feb 15, 2021
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IND vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 3 LIVE Scoring: Ravichandran Ashwin made an impressive century at his home, Chepauk, to help India score 286/10 in the second half of the second Test against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Previously, Virat Kohli had broken his 25th Test and with Ashwin saved India after England pressured the hosts with five early wickets from Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkiya Rahane, and Axar Patel that day. 3. While Pujara was on the first day of the day, Rohit faltered after a few moments. Also, Pant couldn't stay any longer in the fold, faltering at 26th as well. After a few jumps, Rahani is caught in a short leg. Meanwhile, Axar tried to support Virat Kohli from the other end, but he could not stay still as Moein Ali held him in front of the logs.However, Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin fixed the roles for India before Moeen Ali eliminated the first round and Kuldeep Yadav returns moments later.Meanwhile, England now needs 482 rounds to win as they lost just 134 in response to India's first total of 329 matches.India 2nd Innings 286/10 (85.5 ov)BatsmenRB4S6SSRRohit Sharmast BT Foakes b MJ Leach26702137.14Shubman Gilllbw b MJ Leach14280150.00Cheteshwar Pujararunout (BT Foakes / Ollie Pope)7231030.43Virat Kohli (C)lbw b MM Ali621497041.61Rishabh Pant (WK)st BT Foakes b MJ Leach8111072.73Ajinkya Rahanec Ollie Pope b MM Ali10142071.43Axar Patellbw b MM Ali7181038.89Ravichandran Ashwinb OP Stone10614814171.62Kuldeep Yadavlbw b MM Ali390033.33Ishant Sharmac OP Stone b MJ Leach7241029.17Mohammed SirajNot out16210276.19Extra20 (b 5, w 0, nb 0, lb 15)Total286/10 (85.5)Yet To BatBOWLINGOMRWECONOlly Stone6.512113.07Jack Leach33610043.03Moeen Ali3279843.06Joe Root401503.75Stuart Broad932502.78Dan Lawrence10707.00Fall Of WicketsFOWOverShubman Gill1-4211.2CA Pujara2-5518.6RG Sharma3-5521.1RR Pant4-6525.3AM Rahane5-8630.3Axar Patel6-10636.1Virat Kohli7-20265.4KL Yadav8-21067.6Ishant Sharma9-23776.4Ravichandran Ashwin10-28685.5India started the third day with 249 races against Rohit Sharma 25 * and Cheteshwar Pujara 7 * in the fold. The Ravichandran Ashwin's five-course tournament was the highlight of Day Two of Test Two, helping India finish the first half for England in 134 races before the hosts began to consolidate their lead over visitors at MA Chidambaram here on Sunday.On the second day, India's score was 54/1, with Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara on the field. The hosts are currently enjoying a 249-lead lead over England and will be looking to add many more games to get the best chance of winning the match. India had a good start in the second half, as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill set regular boundaries. Leach gave England the first achievement by taking Jill (12) 12th.Pujara then took to the field and played cautiously, along with Rohit, to ensure India did not lose a floor of the day.Earlier, England had the worst possible start when Rory Burns (0) got a leg before the delivery window by Ishant Sharma in the first round of innings. Soon after, Ashwin knocked out Sibley (16) and England dropped to 16/2 in eighth.Skipper Joe Root (6) failed to leave a mark when he defeated the ball sent by Axar Patel, as a result of which the left arm turnover scored his first test cricket lead. England continued the fight when Ashwin ousted Lawrence (9) and England entered the first half at 39/4.Ben Stokes and Ole Pop resumed the second session of 39/4 and had a short position 13 times for the fifth wicket. Ashwin ended the Stokes' 18th season and brought him back to the wing.Ben Fox joined Pop in the middle and tried to build a solid partnership for the sixth wicket. The duo played cautiously and added a partnership 35 times before pacemaker Mohamed Siraj joined the match and fired Bob (22).Foakes, along with Moein Ali, led the team to the 100th race mark. Aksar Patel broke the stands and tore Ali's scalp (6). In the final match before tea, Ashwin captured Stone (1) and took his fourth share of the match.Jack Leach also couldn't leave a mark when Essent fired him before Ashwin took the wide window at the '60s to finish his first tour of England.Earlier in the day, Rishabh Pant (58 *) led half a century of defeating India to 329 in the first innings. India lost fast terrain in the first session of day two and was only able to add 29 races to its overnight total.On the first day, Rohit Sharma played 161 knockouts while Ajinkya Rahane backed him with a 67 stroke to help the hosts advance in the match.

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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: 55,000 spectators to be allowed at Motera

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Test 3 against England at the renovated Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is expected to have a healthy crowd of spectators. The largest cricket stadium in the world holds 110,000 people, and the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) decided to allow 50% capacity during the third round.This means that there will be 55,000 tickets for sale and it will be the first sporting event to see such a strong crowd since the Covid-19 outbreak last March.The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) hopes to remove the spectator limit in the coming days. "GCA has decided 50 percent capacity. Not much of a rush yet, but sales are expected to pick up in the next 3-4 days. This will be the first international match at this refurbished stadium. Since the third test is about day and night. A lot of people are expected to come. Currently, GCA expects at least 30,000 viewers on the first day of testing. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told TOI on Tuesday, “We can have a job to celebrate the occasion.There is no decision on the pitch yetMotera has two types of courses ready for the next two exams. The playing field is a square of 11 fields, six of which are made of red ground and the rest are regular. Both options will be granted to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There are multiple throws of each type for testing. The Secretary of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is overseeing the preparations and a call will be made in the field as soon as the teams arrive in Ahmedabad, "the source said.Also Read: IPL 2021: KINGS XI PUNJAB CHANGES NAME NOW WILL BE KNOWN AS 'PUNJAB KINGS' 

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India vs England: Indias squad for 3rd and 4th Test vs England announced, Umesh Yadav may join team

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Ind vs Eng: The All India Supreme Select Committee met on Wednesday to select the team for the last two test matches to be played in Ahmedabad against England.India squad for 3rd and 4th Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj.Umesh Yadav will join the team in Ahmedabad and after assessing his fitness he will replace Chardul Thakur, who will be released in the Vijay Hazare Cup.The committee also selected five reticle shooters and two reserve players.Net Bowlers: Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh KumarStandby players: KS Bharat, Rahul Chahar.Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Priyank Panchal have been released for Vijay Hazare Trophy.Ind vs Eng schedule:England’s tour of India, 2020/21 – Test seriesS.No.DateMatchVenue124th – 28th Feb3rd Test (D/N)Ahmedabad24th – 8th March4th TestAhmedabadAlso Read: IND VS ENG 3RD TEST: 55,000 SPECTATORS TO BE ALLOWED AT MOTERA 

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Indias playing XI for 3rd Test: 1 place 4 contenders Siraj, Pandya, Kuldeep & Sundar?

  • Feb 23, 2021
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Heading into Test 3 against England, India has a lot to think about when it comes to picking the eleventh man in the eleventh game. The third round will be a day/night pink ball match at Ahmedabad Baker Stadium which opens up different possibilities as the conditions are not so simple. According to the sources, the team management has not yet decided whether to play 3 rotors or 3 pacemakers in the third test. For this reason: Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya, and Muhammad Siraj have been asked by the team management to remain ready for the match.India’s Playing XI for 3rd Test:Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R.Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah Fight for 11th Spot between – Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammed SirajIndia vs England 3rd Test – Why so much uncertainty over playing XI?Reason: In the second test in Chennai, where the wicket was a band controller, India came out with three spindles and two pacemakers. But the day/night test is a different game. Not only does the SG ball have a thick lacquer coating to prevent wear and tear, but the field is also expected to have some turf to hold it together for five days.All this points to a snacker's help, at least for the first day. But if the pitch is set up in such a way as to assist spinners like the first two tests in Chennai, it would be preferred to use the third rotor, which can provide the depth of hitting. There are three options: Kuldeep Yadav or Washington Sunder.For a simple and fourth option, India has to choose between Hardik Pandya or Muhammad Siraj, and Umesh Yadav has a choice in the eleventh.PINK Ball Test – 3rd Spinner or the 3rd Pacer in Indian XI?With Ravindra Jadeja absent due to injury, the selection of the Indian team was a nuisance. In his absence, the main question was about who would partner with Ravichandran Ashwin. Before the third test, it can be assumed that India will present Ashwin and Axar Patel, who passed the second test. But the option to place a third roulette game cannot be ruled out.Kuldeep Yadav: Kuldeep's contribution to India's victory in the second Test was very limited. He only threw 12.2 exaggerated and closed two windows. With the bat, he fell on the flop, scoring three runs. But it is only vertigo on the team, and it might come in handy in day/night conditions.Washington Sunder: One of the options India could go along with, the Washington Sunder is a player who can strike well to provide India with a depth that reaches into India. If Sayed Mushtaq Ali Cup matches were considered, Motera Stadium could be easy to turn, meaning that aside from Ashwin and Patel, Sander might be the other option.- Indian bowlers got 19 wickets per match and they all went with pacemakers.- Indian spinners Ashwin & Jadeja only fired 7 savers in 2 rounds with no success.Third pacer slot:Here the circumstances are at stake. Since the test is a day/night thing, dew can be a factor like the lawn on the court. Furthermore, the only day/night test in India in Eden Gardens against Bangladesh showed that the locksmiths rule the ball with the pink ball, returning 19 fields for the match.With Muhammad al-Shami injured, as well as Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, who will be playing their 100th Test, India can put in a third pacemaker as the hitting lineup is expected to remain the same unless they retire due to late injuries.Umesh Yadav: Umesh Yadav, one of the pacemakers featured on India's first day/night test at Eden Gardens, has an impressive record at home. In his last five home events, Yadav has won 33 wickets. But as he returns from the injury, it could be risky to press him too soon. However, it could still be the third-best pacemaker choice in India if the team management decided to opt for a specialized pacemaker and the players failed to make much progress.Hardik Pandya: Looking at bowlers who have limited hitting skills other than Ashwin, Pandya might be the perfect guy to enter the game XI. He can strike and he can be a pacemaker between half and he can play 10-15 games a day. But Pandya is also back from an injury and throwing 15 times a day could become a problem. If chosen, it will be after a long absence of more than two years.Also Read: INDIA vs ENGLAND 2nd Test: Ashwins solid century helps India set 482-run target for England