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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.


“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.”


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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21 January 2017: Rafael Nadal rise with a high aggression to fight back to beat rising German player Alexander Zveren in the five-set thriller to enter in the fourth round at the Australian Open 2017 On Saturdays Match.

Alexander Zverev who is the highest-ranked teenager in the world, faced to Rafael Nadal, the 14-time Grand Slam champion on his umpteenth return from injury.

The 14th time Grand Slam champion Spanish professional tennis player, Nadal beats German professional tennis player, Zverev in the five-set thriller by 4-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 score in four hours match on Rod Arena.


Both the player shows their best effort in that match to enter in the fourth round.

Nadal was forced to dig his way out of trouble time and again, circling and waiting for his moment to pounce.

Patience and endurance proved the 30-year-old Spaniard’s greatest virtue.

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After that match, Spanish player said: “I think everybody knows how good Alexander now is, as I say, he is the future of our sport and the present as well. A very tough match for me.”

“I needed to fight for every point, forget about the (tiebreaker) result and that’s what I tried,” he added.

With that win Nadal complete 18th win in 26 five-set matches and enter into the 10th round of 16 at Melbourne Park in his 12th appearance.


Zverev was again failed to get the win against Nadal in their second meet.

Nadal was pretty happy after that win against Zverev.

Zverev was pushing, and the driven Nadal kept on the offensive, breaking the German’s serve a third time to lead in the match by 5-2 and serve out for the match.

After biting Zverev, Nadal eyes directly to the final of Australian Open 2017.

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Roger Federer admired Kei Nishikori further on his tough against him; Federer said that his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his classy groundstrokes.

He in question was Kei Nishikori, who will play against Federer in a fourth-round night match on Sunday at Rod Laver Arena.

The 35-year-old Swiss tennis player said that “I’m a big fan of his game. He’s got one of the best backhands out there. I love how he can crush it down the line or cross-court. He’s got wonderful second serve returns.”


“He’s fast on his legs. Strong in his mind. I know how tough he is as the match goes along. He finds his range and his rhythm; he’s tough to stop.”

Federer said that he needs another strong service game if he likely to give some trouble to Nishikori.

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“This one’s going to be completely different to Tomas … there’s going to be more rallies, even though the surface remains fast. I said it at the beginning of the week; it’s not easy to control the ball. Today again, when you serve well, it pays dividends. I hope I can keep that up against Kei,” he said.


When asked if Nishikori should be considered the favorite since No. 5 seeding, he said “Yeah, sure, he’s the favorite. Maybe. I don’t know.”

The 27-years-old Japanese tennis player Nishikori said he watched some of the Federer-Berdych matches “Roger, it’s a big challenge for me. I’m just happy to play him because I think we needed him on the tour. Happy to see him back 100 percent,” Nishikori said.

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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.

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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.”


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.”


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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There were instant in Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer’s third-round win over Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych returns, rallies, passing shots and subtle drops that stood out like monuments.

On one such point, early in the second set, the 35-year-old’s wrist dropped a touch, his racket strings stroked the ball, and it flows across the court and over the net, a sweet whisper of a drop shot that fell gently into the night.

The game’s numero uno, after who this bustling facility in named, applauded in the stands. Rod Laver’s face instantly broke into a smile. Appreciation perhaps, or was it recognition?


The 35-year-old Swizz tennis player Federer won 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in a 90-minute display of brutal beauty. Berdych put down 13 aces most of them over 200 kmph and Federer had eight, that was the only part of winning sign owned by Berdych on the night.

Federer, who has won four-time here, had 40 winners and 17 unforced errors, however importantly he won 95 percent of the points on his first serve and didn’t face a single breakpoint in Australian Open third-round clash.

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Berdych, the 31-year-old had beaten last against Federer four years ago in the semi-finals in Dubai, didn’t have significantly to show in their 23rd meeting.

Berdych said, “I was on the backfoot every single time, he showed how to play two-shot tennis.”


Czech player adding that he quite have been in ‘the stands watching him than playing against Roger’

Swiss, Federer said that he has no hopes coming in the match “I always felt that against better-ranked players you lift your game naturally, you feed off each other, today I did, he didn’t. I’ve worked very hard in practice, but I’m not the king of practice. I played tons of sets.”

“It was a great mental test to see if I could stay in the match, point for point, keep rolling. I was able to do that. That’s where I’m just really happy, that I was able to deliver from the baseline. I felt worlds better than in the first couple of rounds.”

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On Sunday, Swiss, who has won four-time in this Australian Open, is likely to play against Japan’s fifth-seed Kei Nishikori in the fourth round. Federer said “I’m a big fan of Kei. He has perhaps the best backhand in tennis, I love how he can crush it down the line or crosscourt. He’s got wonderful second serve returns. He’s fast on his legs, strong in his mind. I know how tough he is as the match goes along. He finds his range and his rhythm; he’s tough to stop.”

Federer said he hoped to display the form of Friday in the next round “I’ll be ready, there’s no turning back from here. He’s definitely played better and more tennis in recent months.”

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England vs India

India vs. England 2nd ODIs 2017: In the 2nd ODIs India beat England by 15 runs. In the First innings, India set 381 runs for England to chase. In reply, England does only 366.

Yuvraj and Dhoni’s ton helps India to lead in the ODIs 2017 series against England.

After stepping down, Dhoni played in the team as a keeper and batsman. There is no other keeper in India infect in world cricket who can keep as smartly as Dhoni do.

India vs England

So, Dhoni’s place is fixed in the team though Dhoni has no more as a captain.

On the other hand, Yuvi, the man of the Tournament of World cup 2011 has a shadow of a doubt for team selector and his fans – Is Yuvi played like before?

But after India vs. England 2nd ODI match, Yuvraj scores his career best 150 runs. Then all doubt is erased from his fans mind against Yuvi.

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With Dhoni and Yuvraj’s ton, India seal this series to cement Yuvi’s place in the team and also helps Kohli to build his captaincy with the win.

Before that match, Dhoni and Yuvi batted together in the Final Match of World Cup 2011.

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Yuvraj played 7 tests after 2011 World Cup Final with a very low average of 21 Run. And Yuvi left out of the side after 3rd test during England Tour, 2012.

After 2014 World T20, we all think that Yuvi’s career appeared to have ended for the poor performance. Though Yuvi’s performance was very poor during these match,runsYuvi was confident that he could do well.

After a long time, Yuvraj proves his attitude with the bat in the 2nd ODI match of India Vs England. India’s new captain, Kohli wants Yuvraj, he clears it during the team selection.

Kohli said when asked about Yuvi’s selection, “We can’t leave so much burden on MS [Dhoni] alone in the middle order,” “I am willing to take responsibility up the order, but there needs to one more with him down the order in case top order doesn’t fire. That’s why I said we brought in Yuvi, to have the best batting combination possible, and Yuvi had a very good first – class season. This just gives the team much more balance in the middle and lower- middle order with MS and Yuvi.”

Finally, Kohli’s guess was right, and Yuvi sets his place solid by his career-best 150 runs.

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MS Dhoni Enters Sachin Tendulkar’s elite club

MS Dhoni’s place in Sachin’s Elite Club: MS Dhoni, the India’s former captain complete his 4000 ODI runs during IND vs. England, 2nd ODIs match on 19th January 2017 and join Sachin’s elite club.

That is a huge milestone for MS Dhoni to join Sachin’s elite club. Actually, after the little master, Dhoni became only 2nd Indian batsman to passed this line bar keeping next place of Dravid and Ganguly.

During 2nd ODI match of Ind vs. Eng, the best finisher MS Dhoni completes his 4000* run with his massive century against England at Cuttack.

World best finisher shows his batting skill with his giant bat and selected for the valuable player for the 2nd ODIs against England.

Dhoni’s final hit against Liam Plunkett’s ball to reach 4000 runs milestone.

Dhoni joins Elite club

Before Dhoni, only Rahul Dravid achieved in that line bar with the total ODI run 10,768. MS Dhoni is the fifth highest run-getter for India in ODI is 9116.

Only four players have high run than Dhoni, Sachin: 18,426 runs, Sourav: 11221 runs, Dravid: 10768 and Mohammad: 9378.

Till date, Dhoni is the only successful captain to win all formats of Word Cup. Dhoni started his journey to win by t20 World Cup at 2007. After that, all world’s best team was defeated one by one continuously under Dhoni’s captaincy.

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After Dhoni’s had stepped down from captaincy, Virat became the new captain of Indian Team for ODI and T20.

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All the Kohli’s fans are expected that Virat will be next on that list. Recently Kohli’s bat goes like a rocket, so the days are not behind to reach this bar.

During that match, Ravi Shastri Congrats Dhoni to complete 4000 ODI run in India. All the time Dhoni played for his team, not for himself.  After Ind Vs Eng 2nd ODI, dhoni’s ton helps India to beat England with Yuvi’s attitude batting style.

On that topic, Twitter has a big blow for discussing. Especially, Kohli and Ravi Sastri congrats him personally.

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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...