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Eden Garden, Kolkata: On Saturday, instant Indian death over specialist, Bhuvneshwar Kumar credited Indian Premier League (IPL) for big transformation as a death bowler for Indian’s International Team.

“The way I’m bowling at the death, it’s all thanks to the IPL. A lot of bowling in the death in the IPL has added to my experience and given me the mindset. Keeping that in mind, I thought whatever I’ve done there I will do it here. It has paid for me,” Bhumi said.

In the IPL, Bhuvneshwar rise as the leading wicket-taker for Sunrise in the 2016’s IPL match.

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“As soon as I was picked I was already playing for the country. They were heavily dependent on me to bowl in the death,” the Purple Cap holder of IPL 2016 said.

For Bhumi’s last spell in the 2nd ODI match, Bhumi said: “I knew I had five overs left. I knew it could swing either way. I had experience how to bowl thanks to IPL. There was pressure; dew was there. But the moment I bowled the first over (42nd), I got my confidence back.”

Also said about his 42nd over: “You need an over to get your confidence going. It was an over that boosted my confidence.”

Bhumi also admit that practicing with red bowl helps him to expertise well to become death over specialist

Bhumi also a great Yorker bowler like Bumrah, he can also bowl at the block hole.

“It’s most difficult to bowl with the wet ball. Before that match, we were practicing with the red ball.”

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Also, mention he will play in the 3rd ODI in IND vs. Eng without any pressure.

“Pressure is over. No pressure now, having won series but you want to win in each and every match. You will enjoy this more than the last two games, knowing that we have won the series,” Bhumi said.

“We now know that 350 is a normal… a par score in ODI cricket. That’s how we plan our practice. You know you’ve to bowl fast,” he added.

“It’s difficult as we’re coming from an era where 250-plus was a par score. But it’s not safe anymore. It’s not easy to bowl as a bowler particularly in the death overs.”

For his ODI comes back, Bhumi said: “It’s tough when you’re playing after a long time. There is nervousness, but it’s not because of lack of preparation. Preparation goes on even when you’re out of the team as you can do it anywhere. I was putting my best at the nets, as best as I can.”

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India Vs England 3rd ODI

India vs. England -3rd ODI: After winning the 2nd ODI against England present Indian captain, Kohli thinks to lead this series with 3-0.

The 28-year-old, Kohli knows that Indian’s death over bowling is strong enough than before. All the Indian cricket fan believes after performing well in the 2nd ODI match.

India will play their next and final ODI match on Sunday in Eden Garden. All the cricket fans were expecting that 3rd ODI will be a high scoring match like previous two matches.

India Vs England 3rd ODI

After winning the 2nd ODI match against England, the series has already in the Indian bag. But India’s present captain is not happy with this, he wants the same result from the 3rd ODI match on Sunday.

In the second ODI match India scores 381/6 against the strong England bowling line up. That particular score was expected because the pitch was flat and suitable for batting.

But, on the other side England batted well, but finally, due to some faulty cricketing shot, England faced on the losing side.

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The Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan might have a chance to drop due to his sudden injury and admitted in the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital.

“We cannot confirm the extent of his injury or whether it is just a routine check-up right now. But he was here,” a hospital official said.

Ajinkya Rahane might have a chance to replace with Dhawan.

England’s opener, Alex Hales have suffered an injury for his broken right hand. Johny Bairstow might have a chance to replace with his place.

“It will be hard and generate a good bounce,” a ground staff member said.

The seamer will have a chance to perform well due to grassy pitch.

“There will be something for both, batsmen as well as bowlers,” the groundsman said.

India Vs England 3rd ODI

    Team List:

India: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav and Amit Mishra.

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jose Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Jonny Bairstow, and Adil Rashid.

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Australian cricket team has continually prepared headlines for their on-pitch manner, mainly during the late 1990s and early 2000s. The idea of sledging was almost made famous by the Australian of that period.

Australian former cricketer Glenn McGrath who himself has been at the center of many such events, made unexpected surprises claiming India’s cricketer icon Sachin Tendulkar of sledging him.

When asked by newspapers The Hindu, McGrath said: “I have been sledged by Sachin Tendulkar.”

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He added “Every team in the world sledges. But when the Aussies do it, it makes news. When the other teams sledge against us, we keep quiet. The moment the Australians are at it, the others are quick to complain.”

“The Australian way is very upfront. We play our cricket with a lot of passion. We say a few things on the field but all is forgotten as we walk off it. It’s a part of Australian culture.”

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The fast bowler more credited that Steve Waugh is planning a new term for sledging. “He called it gamesmanship.”

When asked about the main sledger in the Australian team, McGrath said that “Matthew Hayden was probably the worst. But he was nicely hidden fielding at gully.”

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The 46-year-old Australian pace legend said about the leading intelligent cricketer he had Shane Warne ever, “It would be Shane Warne, the best Test captain Australia never had. Warnie read the game very well, was a showman and loved the big moments,” he said.

McGrath also gave the statement to make on the position of present day cricketing pitches. “In my days, the tracks in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide – they were all different. There was pace and bounce at Perth and Brisbane, while the spinners would come into play more at Melbourne and Sydney. Now, all that has changed. All the surfaces favour the batsmen, are similar in nature.”

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli defeats the match winning attempt of MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, saying the ‘greats’ showed why they were essential to the team’s development.

Yuvraj and Dhoni smashed uplifting hundreds to help India post 381 for six after being 25 for three in the fifth over. Both shared 256 run stands for the fourth wicket.

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What Kohli said after Defeats England by 15 runs?

The 28-years-old Indian skipper said after defeats England by 15 runs “We were wondering if we had a good start were we would have ended up…it wasn’t good batting early on. Two of the greats stood up, that is what the team management envisioned (the prospect of both Yuvraj and Dhoni in the playing eleven).”

“Getting 381 from 25 for 3 was outstanding. We knew we’d get wickets at some stage or the other but we bowled at the more difficult part of the day. The guys showed really good character. We pulled it back nicely in the end.”

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Kohli added “Having won the series, just before the Champions Trophy, the key will be for us to express ourselves and work out what is the best opening partnership. Two guys who had a really good Test series (Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin) stepped up and had we not picked up those wickets I don’t know where the game would have gone. I’d say we are only at 75 percent of our potential. We hope to play to our full potential in Kolkata.”

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“International Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh said about the performance in the domestic season “In the domestic season I’ve been hitting the ball well.”

“Me and MS understood the situation; we had to start again. I was trying to hit the ball down the ground and once we got going I thought we started to attack at the right time.”

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Singh added “We just wanted to get one partnership going then we were able to play a lot of shots. We were thinking 340-350. It’s probably by best innings. I started as a lower-order batsman, the higher you bat the more balls you get to play – 150 was a target for me.”

“I wanted to prove a point to myself. I knew it was coming. Diet has been the key, when you pass 30 you have to work harder at your fitness.”

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England could not win a single match on their tour of India. However, ODI team vice-captain Jos Buttler said on Thursday that the host country was the best place to play cricket.

Buttler is also a part of the England team who lost the five-match Test series 0-4 before ODI series. He said that his side was looking forward to winning the do-or-die second match on Friday 20 January.

The 26-years-old England Vice-captain said at the pre-match press conference that “There’s no place like India to come and play cricket. It is a fantastic experience for someone to cherish and really embrace. The atmosphere the other day in Pune (first ODI) was fantastic. The quieter it is, it’s better for us. It’s a fantastic challenge for us and a really enjoyable one.”buttler

Buttler added “We’ve lost the first match, so straightaway it’s a knock-out game for us tomorrow. Looking ahead, there’s a tournament coming up in the summer and it’s fantastic to be under the pressure.”

Buttler said that his side could make a turnaround as they trail 0-1 in the three-match ODI series after losing the first game by three wickets.

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“As a side, if we can come from 1-0 down and win the series 2-1… obviously we’ve got to progress one game at a time, but I think it is great that we can get that excitement, not just for myself but for the group that straightaway tomorrow is a knockout type of a game. I think that’s a real motivation.”

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He said that they have reached 350 runs without getting any century, “We reached 350 without anyone going on getting a 100. That’s the difference between the two sides, two guys standing up for the Indian team and going past three figures. Getting to 350 should give us confidence. Guys do go on and make telling contributions, 350 plus is achievable for us as a side.”

Buttler also said that he enjoyed his responsibility in the team, “That’s something I want to be as a player, someone who can win games of cricket for England. That’s the main driving force. The real motivation is to try and win games of cricket for England.”

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Australian Vs Pakistan 20171

Australian vs. Pakistan 3rd ODI match at Perth:  One of the strongest ODI team, Australia started playing their 3rd match in Pakistan in Perth.

There are many little numbers of touring team look forward to the WACA challenge as much as Asian Pakistani did on Thursday (19th January).

All the Pakistani player are very aggressive in this match. All the Pakistani wants to level their series and also trying hard to break the record 4-2, win loss ration against AUS at Perth.

From the prospective registry, Perth is a bouncy peach track, Pakistani bowler needs to bowl short and bouncy to beat batsman or get back into the pavilion.

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On the 3rd ODI, the Australian captain won the toss and invited the foreigner to bat at first. Maybe the reason that they perform well then they chase or batting at second innings.

Like other matches, Sharjeel will open for Pakistan. Fromm the previous record all we guess that the targeted will not be beyond the range.

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Australian pace bowler bowled as their previous line and length. On the other hand, Pakistani batsman will defeat the home pacer with their full strength.

Both the team has full of the good player; all the player just need to execute welly.

We all as a spectator will expect a real battle between these two team.

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Australian new coach Dav Whatmore has named Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the most valuable players in the world, said on Wednesday. He thinks that Australia will have their task cut out in the upcoming tour of India and named off-spinning all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin as talent.

Sri Lanka-born former Australian cricketer and current coach, who lead Sri Lanka to their World Cup victory in the year 1996, has been selected as director of ‘International Cricket Academy of Excellence’ chosen by Sriramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences, Chennai.

The 62-years-old current coach said to reporters in Chennai “For a start Australia have their best T20 team. Certainly it’s a huge test coming to India, particularly in the recent times when you got incredible levels of skill and self belief.”

“You got a wonderful Test match team. A new captain as well and everybody is supporting each other. Australia has their work cut out,” he added.

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Whatmore said about Ashwin “He is one of the most valuable players in the world. Not just with the ball but he can make a 100 at no. 6. He is a very smart boy. Comes from Tamil Nadu and is an engineer.”

“What an asset to have. Virat Kohli must be really happy to have him. (Muttiah) Muralitharan was absolutely world class (but) he didn’t bat as well as Ashwin could do.”

‘Dav Whatmore’ Stated About Upcoming Tour to India

About upcoming tour in next month, coach Whatmore said that he was not worried about the team picking four spinners rather than filling it with fast bowlers.

Whatmore, who had also coach of team Pakistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe said that “Not really because when you know even Shane Warne may not have got the number of wickets people expect; that’s a difficult area to measure when you have a leg-spinner in the team the confidence that it gives to everybody else they begin to measure that, but it does make the difference when you have good experienced players.”

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“They don’t have (Glenn) McGrath or Warne, who have 1000 wickets between them, now. And they now come to India. Batsmen play spin well in Australia. But playing spin here is a totally different kettle of fish,” he added.

Coach Whatmore said about the development of fast bowling made in India “Fast bowlers (earlier) would get the ball dirty and give it to the spinners. Now there are some really good pace bowlers and swing bowlers, especially Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and others.”

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“I know that there is real effort to support pace bowling over the years and now we have got neutral venues as well in first class cricket. So you can’t be making special surfaces for your team and that has its advantages too.”

When asked by media about how a player would be picked for the Centre of Excellence, he said “Well it’s a cross section. We hope to get a solid response, a response that we would need to vet carefully. It includes female cricketers also as that area is growing very fast and ICC has also recognised that.”

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India has started construction the world’s biggest cricket stadium with seating capacity of 110,000 and cost around $100 million.

The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) Vice President Parimal Nathwani, along with other office bearers on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the “world’s biggest cricket stadium,” in Motera area.

On the event, Nathwani said that the building of the new stadium, being built in place of the old Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium. The construction will complete within two years.

Nathwani claimed that “Upon completion, this new stadium at Motera will be the biggest cricket stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh, putting behind the Melbourne stadium (in Australia), which accommodates 90,000 spectators.”

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He said more that noted architect firm M/s. Populous has been a line in as the principle architect to design the stadium. Nathwani said this is the same company which had designed the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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The VP escorted by GCA joint secretary Jay Shah, who is the son of GCA and BJP chief Amit Shah. Many Office holders of GCA along with Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel present on occasion.

The old Stadium which has a seating capacity of 54,000 was destroyed by the GCA to construct a new stadium; Nathwani said “The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 700 crore. The stadium will have 76 corporate boxes, four dressing rooms, a club house and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Engineering firm L&T has awarded the work to build this stadium through tender process.”

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The 60-years-old Vice president said due to traffic congestion issues during matches; the new stadium will have three entry points instead of one. “In the new stadium, traffic will be segregated in three directions. Apart from the old Sabarmati to Motera Road, there is a planning to integrate Metro Rail, which will pass from here. Third option is to link the Sabarmati Riverfront road with the stadium,” said Nathwani.

The new stadium might have a new name, hinted Nathwani.

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