Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Watch India vs Afghanistan 2018 Test Match Live on HotStar

India vs Afghanistan 2018 Test Match Preview

If I have to say which is that one team that has emerged as a good one in no time, I would say Afghanistan. I have seen the likes of Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Bangladesh, etc making a mark in International cricket. But the progress of Afghanistan has been remarkable. They exhibit hope and determination which could be a lesson for many other emerging cricketing nations around the world.

Now its time for Afghanistan to show their desire to make a mark in a test match! Yes you heard it right. Afghanistan would feel privileged to play a test match against India in India. This match is scheduled to be played from 14th June in Bengaluru.

India vs Afghanistan 2018 Test Live Streaming on Hotstar


Live telecast of this test match will be available on Star Sports HD TV channels. If you wish to enjoy the live cricket streaming on the go, download HotStar and enjoy India vs Afghanistan test match live streaming online. The live action will be available in English and Hindi commentary.

Squads

India: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Navdeep Saini

Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai(c), Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Javed Ahmadi, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Amir Hamza, Sayed Shirzad, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Sports contains a feel where teams strive for supremacy through winning. But this time, here in Bengaluru; that would not really be the case for Afghanistan. Yes why would they not like to win? But they would play for pride. This would begin a new era for Afghanistan that would symbolise hope. A hope of new emerging test nation that would bring more competition to cricket. 

The visitors are rich with spin department and on the other hand Indians are experts in playing spin. So this is going to be a beautiful engagement of cricket where let's hope quality cricket wins! Tune into HotStar and Star Sports India network from 14th June 2018 for the live action.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

IPL 2018 Live T20 Streaming on HotStar

IPL 2018 Preview

It's the month of April and the T20 fest begins in India. This is the biggest T20 tournament around the world and the 11th edition brings us revamped teams. Two franchises CSK and RR return to the fray after serving two years ban. These two are amongst the most popular teams in the IPL history and it would be interesting to see how do they pan out in the end. Both these teams have lifted the trophy in the past. CSK along with Mumbai is one of the most successful teams in the IPL history. Mumbai Indians will defend the title this year.

IPL 2018 Live Streaming and Telecast HotStar and Star Sports

Star Sports HD network will bring to you live telecast of IPL 2018. A great group of commentators in English and Hindi to entertain you! IPL 2018 live streaming will be available on HotStar. 


IPL 2018 Schedule

Saturday, April 7, 2018:
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
Match 1, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sunday, April 8, 2018:
Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab
Match 2, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match 3, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Monday, April 9, 2018:
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals
Match 4, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Tuesday, April 10, 2018:
Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 5, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Wednesday, April 11, 2018:
Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils
Match 6, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Thursday, April 12, 2018:
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians
Match 7, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Friday, April 13, 2018:
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab
Match 8, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils
Match 9, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 10, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Sunday, April 15, 2018:
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals
Match 11, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings
Match 12, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

Monday, April 16, 2018:
Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils
Match 13, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Tuesday, April 17, 2018:
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match 14, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Wednesday, April 18, 2018:
Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 15, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Thursday, April 19, 2018:
Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 16, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

Friday, April 20, 2018:
Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
Match 17, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Saturday, 21st April, 2018:
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab
Match 18, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils
Match 19, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Sunday, April 22, 2018:
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings
Match 20, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians
Match 21, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Monday, April 23, 2018
Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils
Match 22, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

Tuesday, April 24, 2018:
Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 23, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Wednesday, April 25, 2018:
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings
Match 24, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Thursday, April 26, 2018:
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab
Match 25, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Friday, April 27, 2018:
Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 26, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Saturday, April 28, 2018:
Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
Match 27, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Sunday, April 29, 2018:
Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 28, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 29, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Monday, April 30, 2018:
Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
Match 30, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Tuesday, May 1, 2018:
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians
Match 31, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Wednesday, May 2, 2018:
Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals
Match 32, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Thursday, May 3, 2018:
Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings
Match 33, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Friday, May 4, 2018:
Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
Match 34, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Saturday, May 5, 2018:
Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match 35, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils
Match 36, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Sunday, May 6, 2018:
Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 37, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals
Match 38, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Monday, May 7, 2018:
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match 39, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab
Match 40, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Wednesday, May 9, 2018:
Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
Match 41, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Thursday, May 10, 2018:
Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 42, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Friday, May 11, 2018:
Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings
Match 43, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Saturday, May 12, 2018:
Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 44, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match 45, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi

Sunday, May 13, 2018:
Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 46, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals
Match 47, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Monday, May 14, 2018:
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match 48, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Tuesday, May 15, 2018:
Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
Match 49, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Wednesday, May 16, 2018:
Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab
Match 50, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Thursday, May 17, 2018:
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 51, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Friday, May 18, 2018:
Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings
Match 52, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Saturday, May 19, 2018:
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match 53, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 54, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Sunday, May 20, 2018:
Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
Match 55, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab
Match 56, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Tuesday, May 22, 2018:
TBC v TBC
Qualifier 1, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Wednesday, May 23, 2018:
TBC v TBC
Eliminator, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), TBC, TBC

Friday, May 25, 2018:
TBC v TBC
Qualifier 2, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), TBC, TBC

Sunday, May 27, 2018:
TBC v TBC
Final, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

You can refer to the official site of IPL 2018 for more information on teams, squads, venues, videos, photos, etc.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

India vs South Africa 2018 ODI and T20 Series - Time for the Shorter Formats

India vs South Africa 2018 ODI T20 Series

After facing losses in the first two test matches, India managed to turn tables on South Africa and snatch a win in the third test match. This rejuvenated Indian team would look to reverse poor bilateral record in South Africa by clinching ODI and T20 series. Although beating South Africa in South Africa, in any form of cricket is almost impossible; still the shorter formats of the game come with a lot of uncertainties. On one hand South Africa have a strong team and home support, India have equally good team with a lot of positive intent.

The bilateral series between India and South Africa will be live telecast on Sony Ten 1 and 3 HD channels in India. At the same time, cricket fans can enjoy live cricket streaming on the go using Sony Liv app.

India vs South Africa ODI and T20 Schedule

1st Feb - 1st ODI at Durban
4th Feb - 2nd ODI at Centurion
7th Feb - 3rd ODI at Cape Town
10th Feb - 4th ODI at Johannesburg 
13th Feb - 5th ODI at Port Elizabeth
16th Feb - 6th ODI at Centurion
18th Feb - 1st T20 at Johannesburg
21st Feb - 2nd T20 at Centurion
24th Feb - 3rd T20 at Cape Town

Head to Head

India have had a tough time facing South Africa in their own backyard. In 28 ODI matches played in South Africa, India could win just five. This poor run doesn't provide any encouragement to Kohli and his men who are trying to improve team's record overseas. But a series win especially in countries like South Africa or Australia have proven to be really fruitful for teams for their future performances. Such teams have seen a surge in confidence with a golden run to continue.

Squad

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

India vs South Africa 2018 Test Series - A Test of Champions

India vs South Africa 2018 Test Series Preview

Sony Pictures Sports Network has come up with a TV advertisement which portrays Indian fans heavily disappointed and yearning for revenge. This ad revolves around a fact that India has never won a test series against South Africa since their first tour in 1992. While the advertisement went little too extreme and hard to digest that Indian fans would never be this disappointed that they would break television sets or shave off their moustaches following a loss against South Africa. This could certainly be a possibility if the loss came against Pakistan. But again, it rightly portrays the fact of win-less streak in South Africa.

Away test series wins, especially if they come in South Africa, Australia or England are always great. India as well as the other sub-continent teams are still longing for a series win in Australia and South Africa. Cricket fans here in India do have a lot of expectations from the Kohli's XI. This team is full of positive intent and they play fearless cricket. Kohli's intentions were pretty clear right from the time he had to take over the captaincy from Dhoni mid of the Australian tour.

India vs South Africa 2018 Test Live Streaming

After losing IPL bid, Sony has strengthen it's positioning to broadcast International matches. Cricket fans in India would be able to watch live cricket streaming and telecast of India vs South Africa series on SonyLiv, Sony Ten 1 and Ten 3 HD channels. The live telecast would be available with English and Hindi commentary.

Test Series Schedule

1st Test Match at Durban from 5th January 2018
2nd Test Match at Centurion from 13th January 2018
3rd Test Match at Johannesburg from 24th January 2018

Squad Details

India - Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa - Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn

What should be India's game plan against South Africa?

After toppling all the teams on your way to the apex of ICC Test Rankings comes a lot of responsibilities. Teams could crumble under pressure to maintain the top spot. Virat Kohli and his men have seen many such situations where they have stood tall. Facing South Africa in their own backyard isn't easy. We all know how best of the teams have failed against their quickies and resolute batsmen.

Good part about the Indian batting line up, most of them are in good form. With Kookaburra ball, South Africa pacers would look dangerous especially in the first 20 odd overs. This means the opening pair needs to be mentally prepared to play out the first hour and half confidently. If they manage to stick to the crease for half of the first session, things would be relatively easier. Hence, Murali Vijay and the second opener (that can be Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul) will have to hang out there and at the same time keep scoring runs to put the likes of Dale Steyn, Philander and Rabada under pressure.

One down comes Pujara who would add a lot of strength to the batting line up. Just like Hashim Amla, he will hang on at one side scoring runs on loose balls. Having said so, his partner at the other end may have to be a bit aggressive to keep the scoreboard ticking. Since the late 90s we have seen how Australian team has changed the face of test cricket with aggressive batting. Post that, teams scoring at a rate of 3.5 plus have generally dominated the game. Virat Kohli and Ajikya Rahane would play a vital for in this aspect. The think tank may go ahead with Rohit Sharma (considering he is in a golden touch right now) instead of Hardik Pandya to strengthen the batting line up.

As far as including a spinner is concerned, the selection would revolve around the pitch predictions. If the pitch suggests, the team may go ahead with just one spinner and that could be R Ashwin considering he can extract more bounce from the wicket. His solid batting also is an add on to the team.

Talking about the pace attack from India, it looks full of variety. Umesh Yadav comes with pace and bounce, Shami's ball skids and can create uncertainty in the minds of batsmen, Ishant Sharma will maintain his bouncy line outside off whereas Bhuvaneshwar and Bumrah can create havoc with their swinging deliveries.

Having said so, with the history behind them and favourable home conditions; South Africa have an upper hand. It would take something really special from the Indian team to clinch a test series in South Africa. And trust me, if that happens; that would be one of the greatest series wins ever in the history of Indian test cricket.

Stay tuned with Sony Ten TV channels and SonyLiv for live cricket telecast and streaming of India's tour to South Africa.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Watch India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Live Streaming on HotStar

India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Cricket Series Preview

The long lasting cricket affair between these two nations continue. Sri Lanka takes on India in yet another bilateral series. This would include test matches, ODI and T20 Internationals. This series would further help Virat Kohli and his men to gain some more confidence before they face South Africa in South Africa. 

Well, although we are bit tired of bilateral series between India and Sri Lanka, let us all not forget Sri Lanka is playing a test series in India after 9 long years! Now that brings some excitement. And Sri Lanka would certainly not feel comfortable after seeing the likes of England, South Africa and Australia losing test series here in the recent past.

India vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming

Live streaming of India vs Sri Lanka 2017 test, ODI and T20 series will be available on HotStar. Enjoy live telecast on TV with live Hindi and English commentary.

Full Schedule

16 to 20 November 2017 - 1st Test at Kolkata
24 to 28 November 2017 - 2nd Test at Nagpur
2 to 6 December 2017 - 3rd Test at Delhi
10 December 2017 - 1st ODI at Dharamsala
13 December 2017 - 2nd ODI at Mohali
17 December 2017 - 3rd ODI at Vishakhapatnam
20 December 2017 - 1st T20 at Cuttack
22 December 2017 - 2nd T20 at Indore
24 December 2017 - 3rd T20 at Wankhede

Not so far in the past at home, Sri Lanka had to suffer a 3-0 loss against India. But they can take some inspiration from their efforts against Pakistan in UAE. While Sri Lanka still languishes and struggles to regain its lost glory, India under Virat Kohli is creating records one after the other.

India would try to continue its unbeaten streak against Sri Lanka at home. Kohli would also eye yet another test series victory at home before heading to South Africa with a more confident team. 

As far as the limited overs cricket is concerned, Sri Lanka may try their luck harder. Test series could be purely dominated by the hosts but ODI and T20 cricket still leaves a scope of uncertainties.

Let's see if this series turns out to be yet another one sided affair for India, or will Sri Lanka provide some resistance. Stay tuned with HotStar for live cricket match streaming and videos.