MELBOURNE, Dec. 31 (PTI) The Australian cricket company said Thursday that the Indian women's team has waited for the resumption of international cricket since the ongoing suspension of the coronavirus outbreak and their scheduled tour of Australia has been postponed for next season for Ind vs Aus.The Indian team, which last played the T20 World Cup Final in March, was scheduled to play three ODI(Ind vs Aus) matches on January 22 in Canberra, January 25 in Melbourne, and January 28 in Hobart.However, the governing body added that the tour(Ind vs Aus) will now be part of preparations for the 2022 World Cup, which have been postponed to March-April due to the pandemic, and will include three Ind vs Aus T20Is.Read What was said on Ind vs Aus Women:"We very much hope that an expanded schedule between the Australian and Indian teams will be presented for the next season, which will be a great result for fans in both countries," Nick Hockley, Acting Executive Director, said in a statement."We initially hoped to play against India this summer, but the impact of the global pandemic made it necessary to postpone it until next season. India lost to Australia by 85 shots in its last international match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground."It would be great to host the Indian women's team once again, which was center stage in the unforgettable T20 World Cup Final at the MCG International Cricket World Cup in March, and do so with a much more expanded schedule than was originally planned," Hockley said.The dates and locations of the postponed tour will be confirmed in due course.Also read: Big Bash 2020-21 Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers | Preview, probable XI, Much More
ICC World Test Championship – Draw in India vs England 4th Test will take India to WTC Finals: The fourth series of the test match between India and England begins on Thursday. Virat Kohli, India will only need a draw to win the 4-match Test Series. The fourth-round draw may also preserve India's place in the WTC Finals.New Zealand had already booked their place in the World Trade Championships finals, and India's resounding 10-point victory over England in the third round eliminated England from the WTC Finals race.However, England could still play the India fatal plan if India were defeated in the fourth test match. In such a scenario, India would be eliminated and Australia would qualify for the WTC Finals.ICC World Test Championship Scenarios in DetailNew Zealand already qualifiedNew Zealand is currently top of the WTC ranking with 70.0 percentage points. The Black Caps are the only ones to qualify for the World Cup Final so far.WTC final scenario for IndiaIndia only needs a draw or win in the fourth round to confirm its place in the WTC Finals. They lost the first test, but came back strong in the second and third tests, as they advanced 2--1. Now they will have to win the event chain 2-1 or 3-1 to get to Lords.WTC final scenario for EnglandEngland is now out of the race. But if they manage to win the next event, India will also be wiped out.WTC final scenario for AustraliaAustralia, meanwhile, has completed its WTC assignments and will closely monitor the two tests in Ahmedabad. If the Test Series between India and England ends in a 2-2 or 1-1 draw, Men Down Under will pass. Also, England's 2-1 victory would end in Australia's favor.Distribution of points in ICC World Test ChampionshipMatches in seriesPoints for a winPoints for a tiePoints for a drawPoints for a defeat2603020034020130430151005241280Also Read: Road Safety World Series 2021: Full list of matches(timetable), venues, ticket booking
Indian women's cricket team made history in the Asian Games 2023, clinching the gold medal in their first-ever participation at the quadrennial event.The Indian women's cricket team made history in the Asian Games 2023 on Monday as Harmapreet Kaur & Co. defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the final. In what was the Indian cricket team's first-ever participation in the Asian Games' cricketing events, the women's team claimed the top podium spot after producing a fine all-round effort. Though cricket has been a part of the Asian Games in 2010 and 2014, neither the men's nor the women's Indian team had participated in the event.Batting first, Harmanpreet's girls put 116 runs on the board for the loss of 7 wickets. With the ball, India put a stunning display on the 22-yard strip, restricting Sri Lanka to just 87/8. Titas Sadhu was the pick of the bowlers for India, bagging 3 wickets for just 6 runs in 4 overs.As for the match, the Indian team elected to bat first after winning the toss, that marked the return of Harmanpreet Kaur after 2-match suspension. After the early dismissal of Shafali Verma, opener Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues rebuilt the innings.Inoka Ranaweera gave SL the much-needed breakthrough, getting rid of Smriti for 46 off 45 balls with four boundaries and a six. India was 89/2 in 14.5 overs and the 73-run stand between Mandhana-Rodrigues was over.That wicket caused a collapse in the Indian innings as except for Rodrigues, who scored 42 in 40 balls with five fours, no other batter could stand tall against the Lankan side. India ended their innings at 116/7 in 20 overs.Kumari (2/30), Ranaweera (2/21) and Udeshika Prabodhani (2/16) were among the wickets for Sri Lanka.In the chase of 117 runs, Sri Lanka was troubled by medium-pacer Titas Sandhu, who dismissed the top order consisting of skipper Chamari Athapaththu (12), Anushka Sanjeewani (1) and Vishmi Gunaratne (0), reducing SL to 14/3 in 4.2 overs.Hasini Perera and Nilakshi de Silva had started to rebuild the Lankan innings, helping them cross the 50-run mark in 9.3 overs. But Rajeshwari Gayakwad turned the tide in India's favour by removing Hasini for 25 off 22 balls, with four boundaries and a six. SL was 50/4 in 9.5 overs.From then on, the road to gold got tougher for SL, as spinners Deepti Sharma and Devika Vaidya restricted the run flow. But Nilakshi and Oshadi Ranasinghe fought back with some boundaries, leaving SL with 43 to get in the final five overs.But Pooja Vastrakar, India's star in the semifinal with the ball, removed Nilakshi for 23 off 34 balls, ending a fighting 28-run partnership. SL was 78/5 in 16.1 overs.Deepti also removed Ranasinghe, who played a fighting knock of 19 in 26 balls. SL was 86/6 in 17.4 overs.