India posted a massive 10-wicket win in the third Test against England at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad inside two day. The win means that Virat Kohli’s side have now catapulted to the top of the World Test Championships (WTC) ranking with 490 points, well ahead of New Zealand in 420. The home side now just need to ensure that they don’t lose the final Test, which will also be played in Ahmedabad starting March 4, because a win or a draw against England will be enough to reach the WTC final later this year at Lord’s. The loss on Thursday (February 25) means that England are now out of the race to make the final but if they defeat India in the fourth and final Test, Australia will leapfrog India and make the final against New Zealand. Kohli and Co. have played six series in the WTC 2019-21 cycle in which they have won 11 Tests, lost four matches and played a single draw. India have a solid winning percentage of 71 and have accumulated 490 points so far after the … [Read more...] about World Test Championships: India zoom to top of table, find out what they need to reach final
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IMAGE: Fans celebrate ahead of start of Day 2 of the second Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi stadium in Motera on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters There was finally some joy among the gloom as fans thronged the Narendra Modi stadium in Motera for the second Test between India and England. The N M stadium took over from the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the world's biggest cricket stadium on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, and Team India made sure their fans left a happy lot even though the game didn't even last two days. Fans, who were deprived of live cricketing action this past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, made sure to flock to the stadium in large numbers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 55,000 fans were allowed to attend the match, but there was no shortage of passion as fans came in early through the gates to watch the cricketers in action. There was no shortage of entertainment on the field as … [Read more...] about Cricketing Carnival in Ahmedabad!
Indian team has all the markings of a great team as it can not only fight it out but win against the odds in all conditions, former Australia opener Matthew Hayden said. India had recently defeated Australia 2-1 Down Under in a four-Test series. Virat Kohli’s men then took an unassailable 2-1 lead over England following the 10-wicket win in the third Test at Ahmedabad on Thursday. “India have shown that they are a modern team who can not only fight it out but win against the odds in all conditions. This is a mark of all the great teams in history. The ability to win both at home and away,” Hayden told PTI in an e-mail interaction. The wickets in Chennai and Ahmedabad came in for sharp criticism during the second and third Test of the ongoing series. Asked if too much was being made about the pitches especially when they were spin-friendly, Hayden said: “Provided the wickets are not unfairly groomed, reducing the game to only one type of cricket, I don’t have a problem with it … [Read more...] about Indian can win against odds in all conditions, a mark of all great teams, says Hayden
INDIAN DOMESTIC SEASON 2020-21 by Vijay Tagore • Last updated on Share Tweet The Vijay Hazare Trophy final will be played on March 14 © BCCI Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) will host the business-end of the Vijay Hazare Trophy . The knockouts are slated to start on March 7. A DDCA official has revealed to Cricbuzz that the matches will be played at two venues - the Arun Jaitley Stadium and the Palam Ground. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to formally make the venue announcement. Delhi was not previously considered for any domestic games because of the Farmers' Agitation in the capital but the BCCI and the DDCA are confident that they will be able to pull the games off without any trouble. "We don't see any troubles, we are confident that the games will go on without any incident," the DDCA official said. The association is headed by Rohan Jaitley, a former president of the DDCA. Delhi … [Read more...] about Delhi to host VHT knockouts; Women’s domestic one-dayers from March 11