Sachin Tendulkar issued a cautious warning to India ahead of their challenging tie against defending champions Australia on Sunday at the Kennington Oval. Tendulkar added that Australia are determined to do well but backed Virat Kohli-led India to emerge victorious on the day. Sachin Tendulkar is a well-revered figure in Australia due to his impressive track record with the Indian team during his playing days. The Indian master blaster had an average 44.59 from 71 matches against the Aussies with a total tally of 3077 runs in the One-day format. Tendulkar, now 46, issued a warning to the Indian cricket team who are gearing up to face-off against the defending champions on Sunday at the Kennington Oval. “All the confidence you have gained from this game (vs South Africa), pack that in your kit back and get to your next game. Australians are going to be a tough team to handle because of the combination and confidence they have at the moment,” Sachin told India Today. The … [Read more...] about Sachin Tendulkar issues a huge warning to Indian cricket team
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Feature 01 Feb 2019, 21:02 IST SHARE After winning the Test and one-day series in Australia, the Indian cricketers arrived in New Zealand with their heads high and spirits sky-rocketing. It was the perfect setting for Virat Kohli to prove his dominance against New Zealand - which many consider as the third favorite after India and England to win the showpiece event of the year – the World Cup 2019.As the series took off, BCCI planned to rest Kohli for the last two ODIs and the three-match T20 series scheduled in the tour. Full marks to Kohli for leading his side to glory; he championed his team to victory inside the first three matches of the ODI series. Winning a series in New Zealand after 10 years also meant Kohli immediately backed up the top 5 awards he recently bagged at the ICC Awards 2018. And by resting star players like Jasprit Bumrah and Kohli against a team like New Zealand, BCCI managed to send a strong signal to some of the most threatening opponents … [Read more...] about New Zealand vs India 2019: Did India plan Shubham Gill’s debut at the wrong time?
Top 5 / Top 10 23 Jan 2019, 10:52 IST SHARE Every Indian fan waits for Virat Kohli to come to the crease as they did to the great Sachin Tendulkar. To fit into the shoes of such a great player wasn’t a joke and Kohli has justified this with brilliant performances across formats. The ‘Run Machine’ as he is called, is the best in business while chasing big totals in the ODIs. Out of 39 tons in the limited format, 24 of them have come while batting second at a jaw-dropping average of 68.75.Virat has been the prime force behind India’s success in the past five years. His attacking brand of cricket has been the best lubricant for his dominance against every side. After a historic Test and ODI series victory at Australia, India will travel to New Zealand for five ODIs and three T20Is.Virat’s numbers in ODIs against the Kiwis is an astounding 1154 runs in 19 matches at an average of 72.12, which includes five hundreds. The Black Caps have barely been able … [Read more...] about India vs New Zealand 2019: Top three Virat Kohli innings against the Kiwis
Top 5 / Top 10 38 // 22 Jan 2019, 16:38 IST SHARE Cricket is the only team sport where the role of the Captain is elaborate and all-absorbing. The glorious game has eleven players in one team but the collective responsibility of a nation’s win or loss is ultimately placed on the head and shoulders of the leader. He not only has to answer for his own failures but is held accountable for his teammates as well.The skipper has to be an astute observer to the proceedings and has to remain proactive. Thus, the traditional cricket captains are customarily the best batsmen of the team. Sir Don Bradman, Sir Len Hutton, Sir Gary Sobers, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, etc. all have taken the burden of being a captain. It is easier to demand the absolute best from your teammates when you yourself are setting up an example.In the modern era, we have four batsmen who shall definitely grace the hall of fame once they finish playing. England’s Joe Root, … [Read more...] about India vs New Zealand 2019, captains’ corner: Virat Kohli vs Kane Williamson- Who’s better?
Feature 120 // 04 Jan 2019, 02:10 IST SHARE Cheteshwar Pujara, one of the most vital cogs in the Indian batting wheel, notched up his 18th Test century at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) earlier today. As India stand on the cusp of creating history in Australia, Pujara's contribution becomes all the more paramount.Having played over 1200 deliveries in this series, Pujara has scored 458 runs, and he is still not finished. He has given a tough time to all the Aussie quicks with some gutsy, old-school Test match batting.When Usman Khawaja was batting in Adelaide, Rishabh Pant tried to needle him by saying: "Everyone here can't be Pujara!”. Even though it was a tongue-in-cheek statement by the Indian wicket-keeper, it has become a famous phrase as the series has progressed.Several former Australian greats are appreciating Pujara, who is scoring runs for fun this time Down Under. India's success in the series can be attributed to his … [Read more...] about Australia vs India 2018-19: Why everyone can’t be a Cheteshwar Pujara