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Bangladesh pull of shock win over South Africa

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On June 2nd, Bangladesh made a massive start to their World Cup. In this match, Bangladesh scored its highest one-day international score. South Africa won the toss and choose to field.

And Registered a 21-run win over a beleaguered South Africa. Mashrafe Mortaza’s side posted 330 for6 wickets and Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75) laid the foundations of their impressive display at the match held at  Oval.but Bangladesh seamer Mustafizur Rahman took 3 wickets.

Bangladesh made 330 run target for South Africa.

South Africa scored 309 runs and lost 8 wickets in the match. With the World Cup, just four days old South Africa lost matches. Faf du Plessis scored 62 from 53 balls is the highest score from SA Team.

 

 

 

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Shastri reinstated as the Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team

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Ravi Shastri has been reinstated as the Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team. His appointment was confirmed by the tweet of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), “Cricket Advisory Committee member @therealkapildev says the decision to reappoint @RaviShastriOfc as #TeamIndia’s Head Coach was unanimous.”

Shahtri was among the five shortlisted candidates who were interviewed for the post of Team India’s Head Coach by Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC has now given two-year extension to Shastri. He will serve as the Head Coach till the World Cup T20 that will end in 2021. Shastri gave the interview on Skype from West Indies. Ravi Shastri was first named as the Head Coach of Team India on July 11, 2017. At that time, he was appointed to serve the post till ICC World Cup 2019.

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Hereafter NationalAnti-doping Agency will test Indian Cricketers

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Hereafter NationalAnti-doping Agency will test Indian Cricketers

The Board of control in India (BCCI) will now come under the ambit of the National Anti-doping Agency. Now Indian cricketers will be tested by NADA.

Up and coming India batsman Prithvi  Shaw was recently suspended till November 15 after his urine sample tested positive for the substance Terbutaline.

BCCI press release stated that Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance which can be commonly found in cough syrups.

But Shaw’s ban was backdated to March 16 even though he played for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League till May 8.

For long, BCCI has avoided using NADA to test its cricketers because the Indian cricket board is not very impressed with the efficiencies of the National Anti-Doping Agency.

BCCI anti-doping manager Abhijit Salvi  said that “If we would have been happy with NADA’s performance then BCCI would not have had an issue,”

“I am sure you have read reports as well about NADA’s inefficiencies.”

However, Sports Secretary RS Julaniya said the BCCI now does have the discretion to say no: “BCCI does not have the discretion to say no. All are same, everyone has to follow the same rules”

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India to begin T20 Series in Florida against west Indies

India vs West Indies 1st T20 to be played today India

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On Saturday , India to face WestIndies in T20 series , after another semi-final exit in the World Cup Team India will hit the pitch for the first time with West Indies in the first T20I in Lauderhill, Florida.

Virat Kohli will  led Indian team unit will take this opportunity to prepare best team up for the T20 event which will be played in Australia 2020.

Virat Kohli was expected to be rested but luckly he will lead a full-strength squad against Windies. , Jasprit Bumrah will join the side ahead of the Test series will begain from August 22, while all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been rested for the entire tour.

After recovering from a thumb injury sustained during the World Cup Dhawan will open the innings with Sharma. All eyes will also be on Rishabh Pant with the selectors backing him as the number one wicketkeeper in all formats amid little clarity over the future of Dhoni .

The explosive Kieron Pollard and spinner Sunil Narine are back in the side though Chris Gayle will only be seen in the ODIs.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja  , Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar,Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini .

West Indies: John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicolas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Keemo Paul, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Anthony Bramble, Andre Russell, Khary Pierre .

Being ranked as one of the most dangerous side in the shortest format, India will go into the match as favourites.

Match will start at 8:00 Pm

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