On the back of a stunning all-round performance in Rajkot, India levelled the three-match ODI series 1-1 with a thumping 36-run victory over Australia in the second ODI. Shikhar Dhawan scored 96 runs and Kohli and Rahul smashed vital fifties as India posted 340/6.
South African pacer Kagiso Rabada was found to be breaching Level 1 of ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the first day of the 3rd Test against England. Rabada has been fined 15% of his match fee.
BCCI have named KS Bharat as the back-up wicket-keeper batsman for second ODI against Australia in Rajkot. Bharat comes in as a replacement for Rishabh Pant who suffered a concussion in the first ODI after which he has been taken to the NCA for his rehabilitation.
In an astonishing development, veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni’s name was surprisingly missing from BCCI’s Annual Contracts list. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been included in the Grade A category.
Hosts New Zealand have announced a 14-member squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against India. 32-year-old fast bowler Hamish Bennett has been included in the team and some of the players will not be available for the whole of the five-match T20I series.
India’s young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will not be available for the second ODI against Australia in Rajkot on Friday due to concussion. Pant was hit on the helmet in the first ODI after which he did not kept wickets in the second innings.
India’s opener Rohit Sharma was named the ODI Player of the Year and Pat Cummins was adjudged as the Test Cricketer of the Year at the recent ICC awards. Ben Stokes took home the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Player of the Year.
Virat Kohli-led Indian team was shattered with a massive 10-wicket defeat by Australia in the first ODI in Mumbai. With both David Warner and Aaron Finch registering sensational centuries, India loss by a margin of 10 wickets for the first time after 2005.
With the talks of AB de Villiers possibly making a comeback for the 2020 T20 World Cup, South African assistant coach Enoch Nkwe has stated that the veteran will not straight away walk back into the side.
On the back of a dominant and all-round performance, Australia registered a massive 10-wicket victory over India in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. With both David Warner and Aaron Finch smashing centuries, Australia registered their biggest ODI win against India.