Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma Blew The Windies Away

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma Blew The Windies Away

India Thrash West Indies by 8 wickets and go 1-0 up in the 5 matches ODI series.

India had a comprehensive win over West Indies. Virat and his men start the series on a winning note.

Even though the hosts had a tough day with the ball but, tons from Skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma allowed India to chase the target of 323 runs easily.

India won the toss and opted to bowl first, Shami and Chahal gave India some early breakthroughs but Kieran Powell and Shinron Hetmyer played a gusty knock which helped West Indies to stay in the hunt.

Powell and Hetmyer took great control of the innings after the fall of debutant Hemraj and Marlon Samuels.

The rebuilding process was done nicely by the two set batsmen, Kieran Powell got to his fifty,
unfortunately, he couldn’t convert the start. Powell was out to Khaleel Ahmed after scoring 51 runs.

But Hetmyer carried his innings along and tried to hold the one end. He didn’t get the more support as he required from Jason Holder and Rovman Powell.

Despite that Shimron Hetmyer was unstoppable, he got to his 6th ODI hundred. But he couldn’t go all the way, his brilliant knock of 106 runs was ended by Ravindra Jadeja.

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West Indies needed some lusty blows towards the end of their innings, it was provided by Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach.

Bishoo and Roach added 44 runs for the ninth wicket and gave West Indies an excellent finish.

West Indies scored 322 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 50 overs. Devendra Bishoo was unbeaten on 22 runs and Kemar Roach was not out on 26 runs, which he scored from just 22 balls.

India missed Bhuvi and Bumrah towards in the end overs. Mohd Shami was expensive in his 10 overs.

He picked up 2 wickets but he gave away 81 runs after his 10 overs.

With Shami, Chahal picked up 3 wickets and Ravindra Jadeja took 2 wickets to his name.

The Indian innings didn’t get a good start.

Chasing 323 runs to win, Shikhar Dhawan was clean bowled by Oshane Thomas in the first over. Dhawan managed to score only 4 runs.

Then came the partnership that blew the Windies away. Skipper Virat Kohli and Vice Captain Rohit Sharma took the innings under their control.

Rohit and Kohli shared a match-winning partnership of 246 runs which turned the game on its head.

This partnership made sure that India is on the winning track.

Virat Kohli slammed his 36th One Day International ton and Rohit Sharma too got up to his 20th ODI century.

They both took India closer to the West Indies total.

The Windies needed something to break this huge partnership and finally, Virat Kohli was stumped by Shai Hope. Kohli’s magnificent knock was ended on 140 runs.

But Rohit Sharma continued his class at the other end. He scored his 6th 150 in ODI cricket and now the Hit Man has the most 150 plus scores in ODIs.

Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu finished off the game with no further hiccups.

Rayudu gave a finishing kick to the innings, he was not out on 22 runs with Rohit Sharma played another sensational knock.

Hit Man was unbeaten on 152 runs, which he scored from just 117 deliveries, this innings included 15 fours and 8 mighty sixes.

India chased down the target in just 42.1 overs.

Oshane Thomas and, Devendra Bishoo picked up 1 wicket each to their name.

India won the match by 8 wickets and take the lead 1-0 in the 5 ODI match series.

Virat Kohli was named the man of the match for his captain’s knock.

The 2nd ODI will be played on 24th October 2018 at Visakhapatnam.

India vs West Indies – ODI Series – 1st ODI | Preview

India vs West Indies - ODI Series - 1st ODI | Preview

After the Test Series, West Indies and India will battle for the victory in the 1st ODI.

Team India has dominated every series which they have played at home. Whether it is Australia, England, South Africa, or New Zealand, India’s domination continues to rise.

Their recent win over the Windies is the prime example of that. India won the test series 2-0 and both the test matches were won on the 3rd day.

This was India’s 10th win on the trot and West Indies haven’t won a single test match on the Indian soil since 2002.

Now West Indies needs to forget all that and try to win the ODI series.

The first One Day International match between India and West Indies will be played on October 21st, 2018 at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.

West Indies batting will be tested again, it has been a huge worry for them. In the test series, Roston Chase was the only player from the West Indian side to score a hundred. Skipper Jason Holder also got to his impressive fifty. But the rest of the team needs to bat well.

That won’t be that easy in front of the Indian bowlers, who are in their prime form. The Indian bowlers are coming from a very good win in the test series and before that, they also did well in the Asia Cup.

Batsmen like Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, and Marlon Samuels hold the key for the Windies in the ODI series.

They need runs from their 4 experienced players.

They will need to play out the new ball on its merit.

Even though India is playing without Bumrah and Bhuvi in the first 2 ODIs, but the other bowlers can’t be taken lightly. Umesh Yadav and Shami will operate the new ball. The West Indian openers need to be careful against them.

But the problems for the West Indies is over if they play the new ball well. Their batsmen should bat very carefully in the middle overs too.

India has picked up 3 spin bowling option for the 1st two ODI matches. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja are in good form. India also has Yuzvendra Chahal in their squad.

The visitors should be very careful while batting against these quality bowlers. The Windies batsmen should show some fighting spirit and they should bat with intent if they want to do well in the first ODI.

Their bowling will also be tested, West Indies have an inexperienced bowling line up. Their bowlers will face a stern test when they will ball to the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Amabti Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja.

Kemar Roach and Devendra Bishoo will be the key players for West Indies.

Both the players will have a decent experience which might help their team’s cause.

India, on the hand, will try to experiment for the number 4 spot.

Ambati Rayudu will be the player who will bat at this number, whether the search for the number 4 spot will be over, it will purely depend on Rayudu’s performance.

Umesh Yadav will be eyeing to cement his spot in the ODI side. He will replace Shardul Thakur, who is out due to injury in his debut test.

Mohd Shami too has not been a consistent member in the ODI side. That’s mainly because of his injuries. He would also like cement his place in the ODI squad. Rishabh Pant up may get his maiden ODI call-up. Pant will have to show his class in the ODI format. Pant has been included have to bat at number 6 and finish the games for India, just like MS Dhoni.

He is the cover for MS Dhoni, due to MSD’s poor run with the bat. Pant will do what Dhoni did in his heydays. He has given this opportunity due to his performance was good in test cricket. The form of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan have been good in ODI cricket.

They would be looking to get more runs under their belt before flying to Australia.

India’s Probable playing 11 – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohd Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

West Indies Probable Playing 11 – Jason Holder(c), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Fabian Allen, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Oshane Thomas and Kieran Powell.

Will India continue to their dominance over the Windies? Or will West Indies bounce back in the ODI series to win the 1st ODI? Find out the answers on Star Sports Network on 21st October 2018 at 1.30 PM IST. Live streaming will also be available on Hotstar.

ICC Official Said the Most Corrupt Bookies in International Cricket are Indians

A shocking statement has come from the ICC officials, they have said that the most Corrupt bookies in International Cricket are Indians. Read the full report here.

Cricket is considered a religion in India. But some activities like these bring disgrace to the entire country.

The International Cricket Council has been conducting an investigation in Sri Lanka. A week before Sri Lankan Legend Sanath Jayasuriya was suspended by the ICC officials.

The ICC has been deep into investigating this whole saga, Anti Corruption Unit Offical, Alex Marshall has revealed a shocking fact.

His reports said that most people who are in corruption activities are Indians.

Alex Marshall also told that people from Sri Lanka and India are involved more in the corruption activities.

But in the other parts of the world, the bookies are mostly Indians.

Pakistani Spinner Danish Kaneria finally admits to the crime and he has formally asked for an apology.

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Danish Kaneria said he was approached by an Indian bookie and he offered Kaneria the money.

Danish Kaneria was involved in the fixing scandal when he was playing for Essex.

The 37-year-old was sent to jail when he was caught in spot fixing scam. But Kaneria didn’t approve the charges for 6 years, recently he has said sorry for his wrong deeds. He asked for an apology from his team Essex and his teammate Mervyn Westfield.

Mervyn Westfield was also sent to jail after Danish Kaneria.

Even, when the news of match-fixing broke out in the 2000s, the most corrupt bookies who were with the players were said to be Indians.

Marshall said, when they briefed the Sri Lankan players and the England players about fixing and corruption, they also shared the pictures and the names of the bookies because they felt that would be better to keep the players informed.

Alex Marshall also said there are currently keeping a watch on 12 to 20 active corruptors. But there are 6 more from whom the players should be careful of.

The picture that was shown by the ICC officials included some women also.

AB de Villers will play competitive cricket after his retirement

AB de Villers will play competitive cricket after his retirement

AB de Villers is set to play Mzansi T20 League Tournament.

The post-retirement era of AB de Villers begins, he has opted to play a new T20 tournament started by Cricket South Africa.

Cricket South Africa has announced his name for their T20 tournament.

The glimpse of Mr. 360 will be seen once again.

Cricket South Africa has drafted AB de Villers’s name for their new T20 Tournament. This tournament is named as Mzansi Super League T20 Tournament.

Cricket South Africa has named 6 South African players earlier but an injury to Jean-Paul Duminy has forced him out of the tournament.

There are 6 overseas players for who will be playing this tournament.

In all, there will 6 teams which will participate in this mega event.

The names of those teams have been revealed. Those are Cape Town Blitz, Durban Heat, Jozi Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Paarl Rocks, and Tshwane Spartans.

This event in South Africa will start on 16th November 2018. This will go on for a month.

But the players will compete for their services in drafts at Johannesburg today.

The name of 5 South African players alongside AB de Villers is, Faf Du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir.

The 6 overseas players who will play in this new tournament are Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, Eoin Morgan, David Mallan, Jason Roy, and David Bravo.

ABD will play for Tshwane Spartans, Faf du Plessis will represent Paarl Rocks, Hashim Amla will play for Durban Heat, Kagiso Rabada is in for Jozi Stars and Imran Tahir will feature for the Port-Elizabeth based Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.

This league is named after a colloquial term for South Africa. The chief executive of Cricket South Africa, Thabang Moroe said that the international players want to be part of this tournament. He has received over 200 requests from the players who have expressed their desire to play the Mzansi T20 League Tournament.

The South African Cricket board had a huge loss of approximately 14 million dollars when they failed to host a T20 tournament last year.

Sri Lankan Great, Sanath Jayasuriya Charged with Corruption

Sri Lankan Great, Sanath Jayasuriya Charged with Corruption

Sri Lanka‘s greatest opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Shocking news has come from the Sri Lankan Cricket Board saying that their country’s greatest opening batsman has been handed the Corruption charges.

The greatest opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been found guilty for breaching its anti Corruption code.

The ICC has accused the legendary player with refusal to co-operate to any ongoing investigation conducted by the ICC for match-fixing in the country, and he was also found with concealing, tampering, and destroying documents with other information that may be relevant.
The investigation was done when Sanath Jayasuriya was the chairman of selectors for the second time.

From April 2016 to August 2017, there was suspicious over the 4th ODI between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka lost the 5 match ODI series 3-2 against minnows Zimbabwe, that’s what prompted the investigation.

ICC’s anti-corruption officer, Alex Marshall, and former British chief officer were in Sri Lanka last week to gather some evidence.

Their investigation reports said that there is a possibility of corruption in the country and the individual should be ready to face the charges in coming weeks.

These reports also relate to the current board members who were asked to fix matches in the country.

ICC’s anti-corruption unit had recently given a briefing to the Sri Lankan team and the England Team before the start of the ODI series, which England is ahead by 1-0 after the two games.

International Cricket Council said that Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged with Article 2.4.6. This was because of failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to co-operate with any investigation carried out. This report also said that Jayasuriya has also failed to give any accurate information and documents required to carry out such an investigation.

The 49-year-old has also charged with Article 2.4.7 for purposely delaying the investigation by tampering and destroying the evidence which were there to help the investigating officers.

Sanath Jayasuriya has not commented anything on this yet but he has 14 days to respond to these charges.

Sanath Jayasuriya should agree to cooperate and he should also hand over all his mobile phones and other electronic devices as a part of this year-long investigation process.

Sanath Jayasuriya is the national hero of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan public is obviously shocked by this whole saga.

Apart from working in cricket, Sanath Jayasuriya has also served his country when he was into politics.

From 2010 to 2015, Sanath Jayasuriya was the member of the parliament.

Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant raise in their Test Rankings

Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant raise in their Test Rankings

Prithvi Shaw and Indian Wicket Keeper Batsman Rishabh Pant got their rewards for a spectacular performance in the Test series against Windies.

Indian captain Virat Kohli has been the number one Test batsman in the ICC’s latest world ranking, while Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant have made a long jump in the rankings released after the series against West Indies.

Shaw had a memorable debut series. He has reached the 60th spot, up 13 places at the end of playing two innings of 70 and 33 not out in Hyderabad. Prithvi made a century in his debut match and entered the 73rd position in the ranking.

Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has jumped 23 places and he has reached number 62. 

Pant was at number 111 at the beginning of the series. He also scored 92 runs in the first match in Rajkot. Ajinkya Rahane has also moved up four places to be 18th on an innings of 80 runs.

Among the bowlers, Umesh Yadav has gained four places and he has reached in the 25th of the bowling rankings. Umesh was the only third bowler to take 10 wickets in the match at the Indian field, which has also improved his ranking.

Captain Jason Holder has made good progress in all the departments from the West Indies. By taking 5 wickets in 56 balls in India’s first innings, he has moved up four places to ninth position in the bowling rankings, which is his career’s best ranking. In batting, he has managed to reach 53rd ranking. Holder also a half-century to his name. In West Indies first innings at Hyderabad.

In the list of all-rounders, the Holder has moved to third place. That was in the place of Vernon Philander of South Africa.

Roston Chase, who scored a century in the first innings from the West Indies, went up by ten places to 31st, while the ink has reached five places in 35th position.

India won the test series 2 – 0 yesterday. Due to that West Indies lost one point. But there is no change in the team rankings.

Umesh Yadav Tops the Indian Pace Bowling ladder

Umesh Yadav was the hero for India in the 2nd Test Match played at Hyderabad yesterday. His 10 wicket haul in the match allowed Team India to win the last match of the series in just 3 days.

Umesh Yadav is bowling decently, but in Hyderabad, he destroyed the Windies with his 10 wicket haul in the match.

He has not been a regular member of this Indian squad, but now Umesh Yadav has certainly earned the trust of his captain ahead of the Australian tour.

This performance from Umesh Yadav has made him the go-to pacer at home. In the absence of Bumrah and Bhuvi, Umesh led the pace bowling attack very well.

Umesh Yadav was born in Nagpur on 25th October 1987. He played for Vidharba in 2008 and he becomes the first player to play for the country from that team.

Umesh Yadav made his ODI debut in 2010 against Zimbabwe and he played his 1st test match against West Indies in 2011.

He has played 40 test matches and scalped 117 with a bowling average of 32.85. He has picked up two 5 wicket hauls and 1 ten wicket haul so far.

In ODIs, the right arm pacer has played 73 matches and he has 105 wickets to his name with the bowling average of 32.60. But sadly he is yet to take a five-wicket haul in the 50 over format.

Umesh Yadav also plays T20Is. In that he has played only 5 games so far. He has picked up 8 wickets to his name. Umesh Yadav made his T20I debut against Sri Lanka in the year 2012.

He also plays the cash-rich IPL, in the 2018 season he played for RCB. He was brought for a whopping price of 4.5 crores.

Umesh Yadav had applied to join the police and the Indian army before playing cricket.

Umesh Yadav played with the tennis ball earlier. Then he went to Vidharba cricket academy. There he started to play with leather ball.

He made his first-class debut against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy.

In that match, he took 4 wickets but he didn’t bowl in the second innings.

In that season, he played 4 Ranji matches for his state and Umesh Yadav picked up 20 wickets with an average of 14.60. His best figures were 6 wickets for 105 runs.

He also represented Central Zone in Duleep Trophy in 2010, that was his first season
Umesh Yadav made his IPL debut in 2010. He was brought by Delhi Daredevils in the first season. He took 6 wickets in that year.

He was also the part of India’s winning run in champions trophy in 2013. At the time he was the leader of India’s pace attack.

But due to his poor performance in India Vs Australia ODI series, he was dropped from the ODI side.

Then, he was recalled for the ODI series against South Africa. But his performance was not good and he was dropped again. He was included in the test squad.

Now Umesh Yadav has a chance to seal the place in India’s ODI setup. With Shardul Thakur injured, there might be a possibility of Umesh Yadav making it to the One Day International squad.

Umesh Yadav can also be a trump card for India in the tour of Australia next month. He can be the pace bowler for India in the test series against Australia.

He has pace but he also needs to concentrate on the line and length. That can give him a bulk of wickets.

India sink West Indies in Hyderabad | 2nd Test Highlights

India sink West Indies in Hyderabad | 2nd Test Highlights

The Indian bowlers rattled West Indies for just 127 runs on the 3rd Day to win the 2nd Test Match. India won the 2nd test match and the series by 10 Wickets.

Umesh Yadav impressed everyone with his fast bowling. After his good show in the 1st Innings, Umesh Yadav bowled another good spell in the 2nd Innings. His 4 wickets ensured that India can chase down the low total on the 3rd day to win the match against West Indies.

At the start of the day’s play, one thought that India will pile big runs on the board.

As India’s two overnight batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Rishab Pant were eyeing to score their 1st hundred in this series. But that didn’t happen, India lost the crucial wicket of Rahane. Jason Holder was one who gave West Indies a vital wicket of Rahane. Ajinkya Rahane departed after scoring well made 80 runs.

Two balls later, Holder struck once more to haunt India. The West Indian skipper trapped Ravindra Jadeja plumb in front for a golden duck. Suddenly, India were under pressure. But the Windies kept their fight on as Rishab Pant was also dismissed after few overs.

Pant missed his century again, just like the first test he was out on 92 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin tried to bat out with the tail but he didn’t get the desired support from the tail-enders. Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav couldn’t give a good company to Ravichandran Ashwin. They were dismissed cheaply.

Ravichandran Ashwin tried his best but he too was out for 35 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin was the last man to be dismissed as the Indian innings was ended on 367 runs.

India had a lead of just 56 runs. The Windies bowled well, skipper Jason Holder was the star for them. He picked up 5 wickets and gave away only 56 runs after bowling 23 overs. With Holder, Gabriel picked up 3 wickets and Warican took 2 wickets to his name.

The bowlers had made a good match of it, but West Indian batsmen ruined it all. The Windies batsmen couldn’t face Umesh Yadav in the 2nd innings also. He ripped through the top order of the West Indies. Both the West Indies openers were out on a duck. Umesh Yadav picked up the first wicket on his 2nd delivery.

Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the wicket of K Powell. After this horrified start, Shai Hope provided some resistance with Hetmyer. But this resistance was over soon, Hetmyer was out to Kuldeep Yadav for 17 runs.

In the next over, Shai Hope was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja for 38 runs. West Indies were in all sorts of trouble, they were reeling at 45 for 4. The Windies needed Roston Chase to fire like did in the 1st innings. But that also didn’t happen for the visitors. Roston Chase was out for just 6 runs. He was clean bowled by Umesh Yadav.

Umesh Yadav struck again for India. He clean bowled Dowrich for 0. Only Sunil Ambris provided some resistance after Hope. But Holder, Warrican and Bishoo were undone by the Indian bowlers.

After Sunil Ambris was out on 38 runs, the West Indian innings was also over. In the 2nd West Indies managed only 127 runs. They had set a target of 72 runs for India to win the 2nd match and the series.

Umesh Yadav was the star again for India. He bagged 10 wickets in the innings. In the 1st innings he took 6 wickets and in the 2nd innings he picked up 4 wickets to his name.

He was equally well supported by Ravindra Jadeja, he picked up 3 wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin, he took 2 wickets and Kuldeep Yadav took 1 wicket to his name.

The chase of the modest score of 72 runs was easily done by India. They chased this target down on the day 3 itself. KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw took India to an easy win on day 3. India chased down the 73 runs without any loss of wickets. KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw were unbeaten on 33 runs each. 

The man of the match award was won by Umesh Yadav for his brilliant effort with the ball. The man of the series award was won by the 18-year-old debutant Prithvi Shaw for his amazing run.

Next Match is the first ODI Match on 21st October 2018.

Top 5 Test Innings of Virat Kohli against Australia

Top 5 Test Innings of Virat Kohli against Australia

Virat Kholi is Team India’s backbone for the Australian tour. Let’s see skipper Kohli’s top 5 innings against The Aussies.

India captain Virat Kohli has been in terrific form. The form in which is in, he will be the player to watch out for in the tour of Australia.

Against Australia, he has scored the bulk of runs in his test career. In 15 test matches and 27 innings, Kohli has scored 1322 runs at an average of 50.84 with six centuries and three half-centuries so far. His best score of 169 runs has come in 2014 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

In Australia, Virat Kohli has scored 992 runs from just 8 test matches. He has scored 5 hundred and 2 fifties to his name. In Australia, his highest score is 169 which came in 2014.

The 2014 tour to Australia was very good for Virat Kohli. That was his second test tour and he was also handed the captaincy for the very first time. That happened due to MS Dhoni’s injury. Kohli captained India in 2 matches. He was the highest run-getter for India in that test series. Even though India lost the 4 match test series 2-0 but that series will always be remembered for Kohli’s master class knocks. Kohli scored 4 test centuries on that tour. He scored 692 runs in 4 matches with an average of 86.50.

As the tour of Australia is coming up next month, let’s relive Virat Kohli’s top five knocks against the Aussies.

169 and 54 at Melbourne in 2014 – This is the top score of Kohli against Australia. This came in India’s last tour to Down Under in 2014. After Shikhar Dhawan and Chesteshwar Pujara went early, it was Virat Kohli’s 169, with Ajinkya Rahane and Murli Vijay’s timely knocks which helped India post a total of 465 in their 1st innings. In the 2nd innings too, Kohli’s 54 runs saved India the game. In the end, this test match resulted in a draw.

115 and 141 run at Adelaide in 2014 – In this Test, Virat Kohli captained India for the first time in Test. He broke many records when he scored two hundred in two consecutive innings as a Captain. He was under pressure right from the start of that tour. His 115 knock was in the 1st innings. Apart from Kohli’s 115, Pujara’s 73, Murli Vijay’s 53 and Ajinkya Rahane’s 62 were the only contributors for India which allowed them to score 444 in their 1st innings. Chasing the target of 364 in the 2nd innings India was on the course of a big win at Adelaide but the wicket of Murli Vijay turned the game towards Australia. Unfortunately, Indian batsmen couldn’t stuck around with Kohli to chase that total, Kohli’s 141-run knock went in vain. India lost the match by 48 runs in the end.

147 at Sydney in 2015 – Virat Kohli ended this tour with another magnificent hundred. His 147 run knock again came in under pressure situation. After Australia declared their 1st innings on 572 runs, India got off to another poor start. This time it was Murali Vijay who went to the pavilion without troubling the scorers. But Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma’s partnership helped India for the time being. But it was again Kohli’s brilliance that took pressure off them. His marathon knock of 147 helped India to come closer to Australia’s total. This Inning was his third consecutive hundred as a captain. His 147 helped India to pile up 475 in their 1st innings. In 2nd innings too, Kohli contributed 46 runs that helped India to draw this match.

116 at Adelaide in 2012 – His love affair with Adelaide started from here. This was Kohli’s first tour Down Under. His knock of 116 was the only highlight of that Indian Innings. But it wasn’t enough as India lost this match by a huge margin of 248 runs.

107 at Chennai 2013 – This is Kohli’s only hundred against Australia at home. His 107 runs at Chennai set the tone for the hosts in that series. It was a real treat for the Indian cricket fans to watch Kohli’s innings of 107 and master class knock of MS Dhoni. His 224 runs gave India the momentum to seal the match by eight wickets and series. It was the first time that India beat Australia 4-0 in a Test series.

West Tour Of India 2018 : 4th ODI shifts to Brabourne Stadium

India's ODI Squad and The Selection Issues

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shifts the 4th One Day International match to Brabourne Stadium (CCI).

The fourth One Day International match between West Indies and India is to be played on the 29th October 2018.

First, the venue for this match was the iconic Wankhede Stadium, but the BCCI officials announced that the 4th ODI match will be shifted to CCI, Brabourne stadium.

BCCI said that this decision was taken by the instructions given by the committee of administrators appointed by the honorable Supreme Court of India.

The need in the shift was due to the non-availability of the tenders of the 4th ODI.

Wankhede Stadium was not available because of the financial constraints.

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials met the BCCI members and told them their difficulties. The BCCI members told them to get ahead with the game.

But the committee of administrators appointed by the Supreme Court of India gave up their decision on 14th September.

Since then, there is no clear picture of who will operate the MCA account.

The Brabourne Stadium, CCI is just a few minutes away from Wankhede.

Besides hosting practice games for the visiting team’s, CCI has also hosted international matches at the venue.

BCCI also changed the venue of the 2nd ODI match of the series. Indore was to host this match but later it was changed to Visakhapatnam.

The first ODI will be played on the 21st October 2018 at Assam, Guwahati.

The One Day International Matches –

  • 1st ODI: 21st October in Guwahati
  • 2nd ODI: 24th October in Visakhapatnam
  • 3rd ODI: 27th October in Pune

4th ODI: 29th October in Mumbai CCI.

  • 5th ODI: 1st November Thiruvananthapuram.

The Twenty20 International Matches –

  • 1st T20I: 4th November in Kolkata
  • 2nd T20I: 6th November in Lucknow
  • 3rd T20I: 11th November in Chennai.