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Hameed finger injured

England tour of India rolls from terrible to worse with the news Haseeb Hameed could be imperative out of the final two Tests with an alleged broken finger.

Hameed finger injured

The England young Opener has made an affirmative start to his international career and he seems to have solved the trouble of finding a realistic opening partner for the captain Alastair Cook.

So far the 19 years old breakdown to take the field all through the third day of the Third Test that has risen the prospect of an 11th partner for captain Cook, at the top of the arrange when the fourth Test starts on Thursday week in Mumbai.

Now, England is probably to be 2-0 down in the series against India. The most recent fall down that saw England 4-78 on the third evening and till 56 runs behind that accusing them of beating the host team in Mohali.

Hameed will have a check to his left-hand injury; on day one here once England turns up in Mumbai on Tuesday. Actually, the injury sustained in the delivery of Umesh Yadav and he was directly hit.

Here, even though he may yet bat on day four of this fourth Test, his turning point will depend on the injury result of X-ray shortly. And any mark of a fracture- and this seem to happen, later than declared that Hameed was unable to play and now he will be on the first plane back to England.

This would leave England with a selection problem. But one option they would have is to recall Ben Duckett, who was also opener batsman when England tour of Bangladesh recently, but later then he was a move to no.4 then to replace him Hameed was the call-up batsman, in the meanwhile Hammed was dropped after two Test against India after his failure to effectively counter spin.

Now England is more like to call on one player for this coming match. Yet calling up a new batsman at this stage of the tour is difficult and ultimate preparation for the Squad who has undergone over the past two months.

parthiv patel

On Tuesday, The Board of Cricket for control in India (BCCI) announced that Parthiv Patel will replace Wriddhiman Saha as A wicketkeeper for the coming third Test against England at Mohali.

India’s first choice wicketkeeper-batsman, Saha came in the longest set-up of the game, developed injury in his left thigh the second test at Visakhapatnam. And due to the precautionary happened, Saha has been recommended to rest by the teammate and the medical team of India.

parthiv patel

As Parthiv Patel is a new player coming to replace Saha, Patel actually was one of the senior Cricket players who has also played for the Indian Team several, Patel last Test appearance for India was against Sri Lanka in 2008. Indeed, the left-handed batsman has not played for India since 2011 T20 which was played against England.

The last 20 Test, Patel has mounted up 683 runs at an average of 29.69. In the whole Test, he has four fifties to his tribute in whites.

In the meanwhile, Parthiv has made a superb start in Ranji Trophy 2016-17 against Gujarat. By scoring magnificent 415 runs so far with an average of 59.28, here he made three fifties and a century.

So, on Tuesday, the BBCI named out the squad with 16 players for the coming thirds Tests against the English, which will be played at Mohali on 26 November.

asia cup t20

In my previous post I have mentioned that the Asia Cup 2016 is going to be played in a shortest format of cricket which is T20. The format of the game is totally based on the upcoming world event of cricket, which is confirmed to be held in India. So, it is clear that every contestant team is considering the importance of Asia Cup as an extra momentum for world stage T20 cricket tournament.

India Vs Bangladesh Match 1

India Vs Bangladesh Match 1

The First match of Asia Cup T20 2016 between India and Bangladesh is right at the hottest place of news currently. The predictions and possibilities over winning team just got even more complicated, since the Indian skipper MS Dhoni is reported to be injured and unfit for the opening match against hosting country Bangladesh.

Date: Wednesday, 24 February

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka

Time: 7:30 P.M local/ 7:00 PM IST/ 1:30 PM GMT


Get the Overview

The captain of team Indian seemed to suffer from muscle spasm during the training session. The wicket-keeper cum batsman Parthiv Patel has been confirmed as back-up in by BCCI; and Virat Kohli will be commanding the team men in blue.


While India got the title of favorite with victories in last two T20 series against Sri Lanka and Australia; the host Bangladesh has been proving themselves as invincible at their home in limited-over cricket since the last year beating more than one top class teams such as India, South Africa, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

Some of you might take the injury and absence of captain cool MS Dhoni as an advantage for Bangladesh; on that case, I must say you are underestimating Vice-captain Virat Kohli. Kohli always led a team India with a good attitude in the absence of Dhoni. We certainly can see him as a sustained captain for future.

virat kohli

If we look back at last records of T20 matches played by India, India has won five matches out of six.

Additionally, men in blue are in a strong form, especially its bating line up considered as the best in the world; whereas Bangladesh strength is totally depends on their bowling attack. It sounds like India has its best against Bangladesh.

The pitch of Shere Bangla National stadium offers an extra advantage to the spinners while team India has its bowling line up with spinners like Ashwin and Jadeja.


Moreover, in the history of T20 between India and Bangladesh, the teams have faced each other twice till date; and India won the both matches. Bangladesh’s strength at their home ground covers only in 50 over’s ODI format so far. On that sense, team India possesses more strength than Bangladesh in T20 format.


Team Squads

India: MS Dhoni (Captain-Wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Parthiv Patel

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Abu Hider, Nurul Hasan


Live Stream TV Channels

Star Sports (India), Channel 9 (Bangladesh), MTV Sports (Sri Lanka), PTV Sports (Pakistan)

Weather Forecast says, the weather on Wednesday eve is expected to be interrupting for the match with heavy rainfall and thunderstorm. This may cause to wash away the fun of the match.

Related post: Asia Cup T20 2016 Venue, Teams, Details



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