Adding a feather in his cap, Team India captain Virat Kohli has set another captaincy record. Kohli became the first Indian skipper to lead the team to a series wins in all three formats in Australia. Similarly, Kohli set a unique feat of winning a T20I series in South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia (SENA nations). Moreover, team India remains unbeaten in the T-20 format since December 2019.
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In the opening T20I against Australia, BCCI has fielded Yuzvendra Chahal as a concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder has been hit on the helmet in a bouncer by Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc. However, Jadeja continued to bat. During the 19th over, he underwent a hamstring injury and was declared unfit by the BCCI medical team. Interestingly, Chahal is the first Indian to achieve the feat.
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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli's record-breaking career has set a new high after he became the fastest cricketer to reach the 12,000-run mark in ODI cricket. The 32-year-old conquered the feat in 242 innings, 58 innings less than the legendary former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's record of 300 innings. Kohli reached this milestone during the third ODI against Australia in Canberra.
To replace the injured David Warner, Marnus Labuchagne has expressed his desire to open the innings. Marnus said, "If I got asked to open the batting, absolutely it’s an opportunity that I would enjoy". However, Cricket Australia added D'Arcy Short as a replacement for Warner in the Australian squad. Earlier, Warner suffered a groin injury after a stellar performance against India. Moreover, his availability for rest of the games remains… read-more
Australian opener David Warner has suffered a groin injury during the second ODI match against India on November 29. He suffered the injury while fielding a shot from Shikhar Dhawan. Warner was taken off the field by his teammates and the physio after he struggled to get up after the injury. Owing to this, he is quite unlikely to be available for the limited-over series against India.
In the first ODI match played in Sydney, Indian Cricket team has been penalised with 20% of the match fees due to the slow over-rate against Australia. Indian team spent four hours and six minutes to complete 50 overs, over the 66-run loss. According to the release, team captain Virat Kholi pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
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Two protestors have barged into the pitch during the first ODI match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27. The protestors have been denouncing the controversial coal project by the Adani Group funded by State Bank of India in Australia. They wore T-shirts that read “#StopAdani” and held placards. Soon, the protestors were escorted off the ground by the security after their trespassing.
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Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) will live stream and broadcast India's Tour of Australia in India. Reportedly, SPSN will broadcast the matches in four languages - English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu - on its TV channels. Besides, the matches will also be telecasted on its OTT platform 'Sony LIV'. The commentary panel includes Harsha Bhogle, Sanjay Majrekar and Virendar Sehwag among others. The series will commence from November 27, 2020. … read-more
The BCCI, ahead of India's tour of Australia, announced Tamil Nadu pacer, Thangarasu Natarajan, as a replacement for spinner Varun Chakravarthy for the T20I Series. Interestingly, Natarajan bowled more than 60 yorkers in the ongoing IPL tournament. The replacement was announced after Chakkravarthy suffered a shoulder injury. As a big loss, skipper Virat Kohli will miss the last three tests as he will be back to India on paternity leave.
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Cricket Australia has announced that at least 50% of the spectators would be allowed for Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The first Test, a day-night match, will feature 50% of the total capacity of spectators at the Adelaide Oval i.e. up to 27,000. Similarly, the boxing-day Test at Melbourne and the fourth Test at Brisbane will host 25,000 and 30,000 spectators. The traditional Sydney pink Test will also host up to 23,000 viewers.