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IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians Team , schedule, Fixtures, match time, venues



Mumbai indians ipl-2018

The current IPL champions, Mumbai Indians has remained a highly popular IPL franchise having a loyal fan base. Mumbai Indians have three titles to their name.

Mumbai Indians Owners- Reliance Industries

Crest and Color- The team logo is Sudarshan Chakra which is a type of razor. It is in golden color while the background is blue.

Captain- Rohit Sharma

Head Coach – Mahela Jayawardene

Assistant coach – Paras Mhambrey

Batting coach – Robin Singh

Bowling mentor – Lasith Malinga

Home Ground- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Notable players in Mumbai Indians

Sachin Tendulkar– Mumbai Indians’ icon player during the inaugural season Sachin Tendulkar added to MI’s fanbase and also scored valuable runs at the top. He was their skipper for few seasons and also their leading run-getter until the time he retired.

Rohit Sharma- Mumbai’s local hero and their present captain, Rohit Sharma is arguably IPL’s most successful captain as he won the tournament thrice in his five appearances as captain.

Lasith Malinga – Mumbai Indians’ leading wicket-taker, Malinga served Mumbai for almost decade and picked wickets whenever the team needed. He was emphatic with the new ball and even more lethal during death overs and his bowling was reason behind MI’s several victories.

Ambati Rayadu- For several seasons, Rayadu carried MI’s middle order with his crafty batting. The emergence of other stalwarts has however overshadowed his worth.

Jasprit Bumrah– The latest of MI’s rising stars, Bumrah’s sensational success story in international cricket began from Mumbai Indians and he has emerged as Rohit’s ace bowling weapon.

Other notable players- Sanath Jayasurya, Dwayne Smith, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Zaheer Khan.

Mumbai Indians IPL 2018 Current Squad-

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Evin Lewis, Akila Dhananjaya , Suryakumar Yadav, Tajinder Dhillon, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Behrendorff, Mohsin Khan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, , , Nidheesh M D Dinesan, Mayank Markande, Sharad Lumba, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad,

2019 Cricket World Cup

World Test Championship 2019 -21: All You Need to Know



World Test Championship 2019 -21

The ICC has finally announced the official commencement of the World Test Championship 2019-21 which has been something which every cricket fan was wishing for from a very long time. The matches for this multi-nation mega tournament has already began on August 1, 2019 with the first test match of The Ashes that is taking place at Edgbaston.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has tried to simplify the rules and regulations of the tournament as much as they could be but there could be still a sense of confusion in the minds of people. So, let’s clarify and try to answer all doubts and questions that are there in our cricket fans.

What exactly is the World Test Championship 2019-21?

We come across various multi-nation T20I and ODI tournaments that are played regularly after a particular period of time but nothing of that sort existed for Test cricket till date. This tournament is just there to fill-in the Gap and find the best five-day playing nation in the world

What is the necessity of having this Championship?

Test Cricket is believed to be the purest form of the game where it gets to know the real skills and technique of the players by testing them for a long five-day period. But there is a trend that was being inculcated that majorly all the home teams were winning the series and the visiting sides were getting sidelined.

So, in order to remove that fashion from test matches and bring in a sense of more contest amongst the teams, it has been launched. It will also help in bringing the long lost interest of the cricket fans back to the longest format.

How many teams are participating in this WTC?

A total of nine top test playing nations will be taking part in the World Test Championship 2019-21. These nine teams include India, England, Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Bangladesh. The other three test playing nations that include Zimbabwe, Ireland and Afghanistan will not be taking part in the inaugural season of WTC.

How will the matches be played at this Championship?

Each participating team will get to play a total of six series out which three of them will be played at home and three will be the away series. Each series will consist of 120 points and the division of the points is as given below:

What will be the schedule of India at this WTC?

India will begin their campaign for the World Test Championship on August 22 with the first Test match against the West Indies. Here is the full schedule of the Indian Team that will take place in the WTC:

West Indies vs India: August – September 2019 (Away, 2 Tests)

India vs South Africa: October 2019 (Home, 3 Tests)

India vs Bangladesh: November 2019 (Home, 2 Tests)

New Zealand vs India: February-March 2020 (Away, 2 Tests)

Australia vs India: November 2020-January 2021 (Away, 4 Tests)

India vs England: January – March 2021 (Home, 5 Tests)

How will the winner of the World Test Championship be decided?

The top two teams at the end of all the series will play the final match in June 2021. The tentative venue for the ultimate match is decided to be the Lord’s Cricket Ground, England for now but it is yet to be finalized.

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2019 Global T20 Canada: Full Schedule, Squads, Match Timings and Broadcasting Details



2019 Global T20 Canada

The 2019 edition of the Global T20 League Canada is currently taking place at the CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario which is a 20-over cricket tournament. This is the second second season of this Canadian League that will be taking place this year and is played at an even larger scale than last year.

A total of 22 matches will be played in the entire league out which 15 will be the league matches and the remaining will be a part of the playoffs. This time a new franchise called the Brampton Wolves will be participating in place of the Cricket West Indies B Team that took part in the previous edition.

Vancouver Knights under the captaincy of Chris Gayle will start as the defending champions this season. The final match of the 2019 edition of this league will be played on August 11 where the winner will be decided.

Here is all the necessary information about the 2019 edition of the Global T20 League Canada that you need to know:

Full Schedule

July 25, Thursday (22:00 IST): Toronto Nationals vs Vancouver Knights

July 27, Saturday (02:00 IST): Montreal Tigers vs Winnipeg Hawks

July 27, Saturday (22:00 IST): Toronto National vs Edmonton Royals

July 28, Sunday (02:00 IST): Montreal Tigers vs Brampton Wolves

July 28, Sunday (22:00 IST): Vancouver Knights vs Winnipeg Hawks

July 29, Monday (02:00 IST): Edmonton Royals vs Brampton Wolves

July 29, Monday (22:00 IST): Toronto Nationals vs Winnipeg Hawks

July 30, Tuesday (02:00 IST): Montreal Tigers vs Vancouver Knights

July 31, Wednesday (22:00 IST): Montreal Tigers vs Edmonton Royals

August 1, Thursday (22:00 IST): Winnipeg Hawks vs Brampton Wolves

August 2, Friday (22:00 IST): Vancouver Knights vs Edmonton Royals

August 3, Saturday(22:00 IST): Toronto Nationals vs Brampton Wolves

August 4, Sunday (02:00 IST): Winnipeg Hawks vs Edmonton Royals

August 4, Sunday (22:00 IST): Vancouver Knights vs Brampton Wolves

August 5, Monday (02:00 IST): Toronto Nationals vs Montreal Tigers

August 6, Tuesday (22:00 IST): 1st Place vs 6th Place

August 7, Wednesday (02:00 IST): 2nd Place vs 5th Place

August 7, Wednesday (22:00 IST): 3rd Place vs 4th Place

August 8, Thursday (22:00 IST): 1st Place vs 2nd Place (Qualifier 1)

August 9, Friday (02:00 IST): 3rd Place vs 4th Place (Eliminator)

August 10, Saturday (23:30 IST): Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator (Qualifier 2)

August 11, Sunday (23:30 IST): Finals

Full Squads

Before jumping to the squads of all the six teams, here are the rules that must be followed by each of the franchise before forming the teams:

  • Should have a total of 17 members.

  • Should have a maximum of 7 players from the ICC full member nations (including the three pre-assigned marquee players)

  • Should have 5 players from ICC Associate member nations (including one player from ICC Americas)

  • Should have 5 Canadian national players (3 players from Canada A and 2 players from Canada B)

Vancouver Knights 2019: Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Ali Khan, Chadwick Walton, Daniel Sams, Harsh Thaker, Hayden Walsh Jr, JJ Smit, Matthew Nandu, Michael Rippon, Rassie van der Dussen, Rayaan Pathan, Rizwan Cheema, Saad Zafar, Tim Southee and Tobias Visee

Toronto Nationals 2019: Yuvraj Singh, Brendon McCullum, Kieron Pollard, Callum MacLeod, Chirag Suri, Chris Green, Ghulam Shabbir, Heinrick Klaasen, Jasdeep Singh, Jeremy Gordon, Manpreet Gony, Mark Montford, Ravinderpal Singh, Rodrigo Thomas, Salman Nazar, Sandeep Lamichhane and Trent Boult

Winnipeg Hawks 2019: Chris Lynn, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Hamza Tariq,JP Duminy, Kaleem Sana-ur-Rehim, Najibullah Zadran, Paul van Meekeren, Rameez Shahzad, Rayad Emrit, Romesh Eranga, Shaiman Anwar, Sompal Kami, Sunny Sohal, Umair Ghani, Umar Akmal and Varun Sehdev

Montreal Tigers 2019: Thisara Perera, Sunil Narine, Arslan Khan, Bhupinder Singh, Dillon Heylinger, Fawad Ahmad, George Bailey, Isuru Udana, Keemo Paul, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross, Muhammed Naveed, Nikhil Dutta, Niroshan Dickwella, Nizakat Khan, Steven Taylor and Yax Patel

Brampton Wolves 2019: Shakib Al Hasan, Colin Munro, Abrash Khan, Andre Fletcher, Armaan Kapoor, Babar Hayat, Darren Sammy, Faisal Jamkhandi, George Munsey, Lendl Simmons, Nawab Singh, Nitish Kumar, Rohan Mustafa, Shahid Afridi, Timil Patel, Wahab Riaz and Zahoor Khan

Edmonton Royals 2019: Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Akash Gill, Anshuman Rath, Ben Cutting, Davy Jacobs, Ehsan Nawaz, James Neesham, Kyle Fitzroy Phill, Muhammad Nawaz, Navneet Dhaliwal, Richie Berrington, Safyaan Sharif, Satsimranjit Dhinsa, Shadab Khan, Shahzad Ahmadzai and Sherfane Rutherford

Broadcasting Details

  • Australia: Free Sports

  • Canada: CBN

  • India: Star Network (Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD and Hotstar)

  • Australia: Fox Sports

  • Pakistan: Geo Sports

  • Middle East: Orbit Showtime Network

  • Bangladesh: Gazi TV

  • Caribbean: Sportsmax

  • USA: Hotstar

MENA: OSN Sports Cricket HD

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2019 Cricket World Cup

Indian Team announced for the Windies Tour



Windies Tour

After a loss in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the semi-final match, the Indian Team will now begin with their International campaign with the West Indies that will begin from August 3 in the form of T20Is. The three 20-20 matches will be followed by the One Day Internationals and then the Test matches.

The Indian squad has been announced for all three formats after a Press Conference held by the Chief Selector MSK Prasad. Their were some interesting calls in the selection as there were a few surprising ins and outs. The biggest name that was not there in any of the squads was of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and this was quite obvious as well as the veteran had already mentioned his unavailability for this tour.

Other names that were not there in the limited overs side were of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik. It seems like maybe Karthik has played his game in the Indian jersey and selectors have started looking beyond him.

Some interesting inclusions has been made in the bowling department in the 20 overs formats which is definitely done after seeing good performance in this edition of the Indian Premier League. In this, Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini and Deepak Chahar. In batting department, Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have been added to the side to strengthen the middle order.

Here are the squads for all three formats that are announced for the upcoming tour:

India’s squad for 2 Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (Vice Captain), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav

India’s squad for 3 ODIs: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini

India’s squad for 3 T20Is: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini

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2019 Cricket World Cup

CWC 2019: Top 3 All-rounders




All-rounders are always considered to be one of the biggest assets for any cricket team and that turned out to be true in this year’s World Cup edition as well. England Team won the ICC CWC 2019 after defeating New Zealand in the finals and one of the major reasons behind their victory was the amount of all-rounders that they had in their side.

Everyone was aware about England’s deep batting as Jofra Archer who batted at number 10 for them has also won quite a few matches for T20 League teams all round the globe. Other teams also had some great all-rounders in their sides that impressed with both bat and ball. Some of them went a step ahead as they impressed with their athleticism in the field as well.

Here we will talk about three such multi-dimensional players who impressed not only their fans but cricketing experts as well.

1. Ben Stokes (England)

Ben Stokes (Image Courtesy: Reuters)

One name that cannot be missed out from this list is of Ben Stokes as the Englishman impressed all right from the very first match against South Africa where he lead his side in all three departments. He was also awarded with the ‘Man of the Match’ award in that game.

He continued with his tremendous form throughout the season as was the hero for his side in the night of finals as well where he kept on batting till the end and helped in tying the match which was eventually won by them on boundary count.

Matches: 11

Innings: 10

Runs: 465

Average: 66.43

Wickets: 7

2. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Shakib Al Hasan (Image Courtesy: AP)

Shakib Al Hasan (Image Courtesy: AP)

If we go as per the numbers, then Shakib’s name deserves to be at the top but here we will go according to the impact that the players laid on the overall performance of their respective sides. By this, Shakib definitely deserves to be at this position while preparing this list.

We saw a great fighting spirit from the Bangladesh Team in this tournament that they never fail to showcase in any multinational or bilateral series. One of the major reasons behind their such performance in this CWC was spectacular performance from Shakib Al Hasan who lead his side from the front.

Matches: 8

Innings: 8

Runs: 606

Average: 86.57

Wickets: 11

3. James Neesham (New Zealand)

James Neesham (Image Courtesy: AFP)

James Neesham (Image Courtesy: AFP)

One of the most underrated players of this season who performed well with both bat and ball should definitely be James Neesham of New Zealand. There were some other prospects like Hardik Pandya and Gulbadin Naib as well who could appear in this list but Neesham wins this race by quite some margin.

Neesham did not lose hopes and showed great composure in the important match of final where his team was chasing 16 runs in the Super Over and he almost took his side home and tied there as well.

Matches: 10

Innings: 8

Runs: 292

Average: 36.50

Wickets: 15

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2019 Cricket World Cup

CWC 2019: Top 3 Bowlers



CWC 2019: Top 3 Bowlers

It took around one and a half month and 48 matches to find the winner of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as it was expected, it was the hosting nation England that lifted the trophy. They clinched the title in the finals after they defeated New Zealand in an absolutely thriller and arguably one of the best matches in the history of One Day cricket.

Before the World Cup started, it was expected that there will be flat tracks all over and we will witness some mammoth totals all around the tournament. But that did not happen as not the pitch were made without favouring any department but we also got to witness some exemplary bowling performances throughout the tournament. On thing that was found to be common was that there was no assistance for the spin bowlers.

As a result, in the list of top three bowlers, all of them are fast bowlers who made it here with their continuous performance in this season.

1. Mitchell Starc (Australia)

Mitchell Starc (Image Courtesy: AFP)

The leading wicket taker in this edition of ICC Cricket World Cup was Mitchell Starc from Australian and that too by quite a big margin as the difference between him and the bowler at second place was of six wickets. The value of his performance increased by an extent as he was not fully fit before the start of the tournament and there were speculations that how he will perform in the tournament.

Nothing of that sort was seen in the entire season as he also matched the all-time record of Glenn McGrath’s 27 wickets in a single edition of the World Cup. His this performance was also a reason behind Australia’s great performance in CWC 2019.

Matches: 10

Overs: 92.2

Wickets: 27

Average: 18.59

Best Figures: 5/26 (vs New Zealand)

2. Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)

Lockie Ferguson (Image Courtesy: PhotoSport)

One bowler that has impressed all with his skills is Lockie Ferguson who surprised the batsmen with his raw pace and bounce. He finished at the second spot in the list of most wickets as he ended the tournament with 21 wickets to his name.

There were other ace bowlers like Trent Boult and Tim Southee in his side but he sidelined everyone to be the leader of Kiwi bowling lineup. He also featured in the official team announced by the ICC for this World Cup.

Matches: 9

Overs: 83.4

Wickets: 21

Average: 19.48

Best Figures: 4/37 (vs Afghanistan)

3. Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Jasprit Bumrah (Image Courtesy: AFP)

This tally could not have been completed without the name of Jasprit Bumrah in it as the ‘Yorker King’ was definitely one of the best bowlers in this entire World Cup and there was hardly any outing when he performed badly. At the moment, Bumrah is the best Indian bowler without any doubt and that too in across all three formats.

Bumrah’s name is at the fifth spot in the list of highest wicket takers but the impact that he laid was quite terrific. He bowled all the crucial overs for his side, took the wickets of opposition’s best batsmen and was the go-to bowler for his captain.

Matches: 9

Overs: 84

Wickets: 18

Average: 20.61

Best Figures: 4/55 (vs Bangladesh)

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