Monday, September 11, 2017

India vs Australia 2017 ODI and T20 Series Live Streaming

Preview - India vs Australia 2017 ODI and T20 Cricket Matches

Those who have been religiously following cricket since 90s, they would know how India vs Australia cricket ties shaped up with Border Gavaskar trophy, how India became final frontier for Steve Waugh, how Laxman-Dravid led India to an inspirational test win and how rivalry between India and Australian cricket team reached to its apex. If you are looking for a complete cricketing package with some heated words exchanged, beautiful cover drives, innovative shots that land the ball into the stands, exceptional fielding and outstanding bowling; then you need to watch India vs Australia cricket matches. Time for the same - Australia tours to India for five ODI and three T20 matches. Know everything about the series with this post.

Live Streaming of India vs Australia ODI and T20 matches
India vs Australia 2017 cricket series live streaming is available on HotStar and Star Sports HD channels. Live telecast will be available with Hindi and English commentary.


ODI and T20 schedule

Australian team will play a practice match against India's Board President's XI on 12th September. This will be followed by the ODI and T20 series. The schedule is mentioned below:

17 September 2017 - 1st ODI at Chennai
21 September 2017 - 2nd ODI at Kolkata
24 September 2017 - 3rd ODI at Indore
28 September 2017 - 4th ODI at Bengaluru
1st October 2017 - 5th ODI at Nagpur
7th October 2017 - 1st T20 at Ranchi
10th October 2017 - 2nd T20 at Guwahati
13th October 2017 - 3rd T20 at Hyderabad

Eager Fans

Fans are absolutely eager for this cricket series. Being played around the Indian festivals, fans love to watch cricketing crackers in the form of sixes and tumbling wickets. Who doesn't like to watch a tussle between two of the world's best batsmen Kohli and Smith. The series also brings the best out of the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Warner, Finch and many more to name. 

Smith's strategy

After a not so good tour to Bangladesh, we can expect cautious approach from the Australian side. They were defeated by Bangladesh in the first test followed by a win to level the series. Smith has clearly stated that they can taste success to a great extent if they can keep Kohli silent. But that isn't going to be easy, especially when Kohli's bat smiles against the Kangaroo bowlers. 

Kohli at the front foot

Kohli and men are high at confidence. They won nine straight matches against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka which is one of the best performances for any touring teams. Virat Kohli and the whole team would love to dominate over the Aussies right from the word go. If Indian bowlers can contain the Australian aggression in batting, that would be like half battle won. As far as Indian batting line up is concerned, its currently the best in the world.

In the end, whoever wins, fans would surely be served with some great quality cricket. So sit back and relax, India vs Australia cricket series.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

India vs Sri Lanka ODI T20 Series - 2019 World Cup Preparation Kicks Off!

India vs Sri Lanka 2017 ODI and T20 Series

After a thumping win over Sri Lanka in the test series, the team moves on to limited overs affair in the island. Kohli's team is highly confident with a whitewash victory in test matches over Sri Lanka. With things not looking so encouraging for the home team, Lanka needs to create something unimaginable to clinch the ODI and T20 series. Change in format could bring fortunes to them.

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India vs Sri Lanka ODI and T20 series live telecast streaming would be available on Sony Six and Sony Ten HD network. Enjoy some great commentary in Hindi and English on TV. Enjoy cricket videos and interviews on HotStar.

Schedule

20 Aug 2017 - 1st ODI at Dambulla
24 Aug 2017 - 2nd ODI at Pallekele
27 Aug 2017 - 3 ODI at Pallekele
31 Aug 2017 - 4th ODI at Colombo
3 Sep 2017 - 5th ODI at Colombo
6 Sep 2017- Only T20 at Colombo

Series and everything else after that

This isn't merely another series for Virat Kohi and team. It is all about gearing up for the next world cup which is just two years from now. Selectors have had a clear message to the likes of Dhoni that no one has a fixed place in the team. Virat has a similar stance for the team. Anyone and everyone has to prove the mettle and earn a berth in the team. With so much of young talent on bench, its a prosperous era of Indian cricket with no shortage of good cricketers ready to play for the nation.

Post this series, India plays the likes of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc. With a challenging schedule ahead, Indian team management is in no mood to take any series lightly. This team has a strong batting line up. Past few years, the team has struggled with the bowling but now this department too looks well settled. Fielding standards have gone way up for India in last decade.

Way the team has considered the inclusion of KL Rahul in the team or sending out a clear message to Dhoni to stay consistent; it seems the serious preparation for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup begins from now!

Coming back to this series, Sri Lankan squad doesn't really post a threat to the Indian team. But who knows? Limited overs cricket can swing anyway. A brave innings from a young Sri Lankan or an inspirational bowling spell from a Lankan bowler can not only clinch a match but the series too! That's the beauty of cricket.

Let's how easy or hard it gets for such a strong Indian batting line up. Leaving everything aside, won't it be fun to watch the likes of Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Dhoni, Hardik Pandya or Kuldeep Yadav wearing blue and providing some great performances? It's all available in this India vs Srilanka cricket series. Enjoy!

Friday, June 23, 2017

India's Tour To West Indies 2017 - Time to Capitalise for Both the Teams

India vs West Indies 2017 Cricket Series

Cricket moves on. From a colourful IPL to multi-team ICC Champions trophy, we now have bilateral series lined up. And this not only limits to the Indian cricket calendar but for all the teams. Just to update you guys, due to tight schedule of cricket teams involved in a lot of bilateral series, we won't be having 2018 T20 World Cup. The next big ICC event would be the 2019 ICC World Cup that would be held in England. Moving back to India's tour to West Indies, it's time for both the teams to capitalise and stabilise. West Indies haven't had too much of a good time against Afghanistan. India played well to reach the finals of Champions Trophy but they lost to Pakistan miserably in the finals. Time to revive!

Watch India vs West Indies 2017 Live Streaming

Cricket fans can watch India vs West Indies cricket series live streaming on Ten Sports HD network. The live telecast will be available in English and Hindi commentary.


Youngsters here to prove a point

This would certainly be a series for youngsters. Indian squad includes faces like Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant. At times when we feel tracks are too flat, likes of Jadeja and Ashwin could be ineffective. Here comes into picture someone like Kuldeep Yadav. One who can trouble the batsmen with some mystery deliveries. Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper batsmen has also proved his worth in the IPL.

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For West Indies, its a good opportunity to turn fortunes. After two series losses at home, they have to pull up their sleeves and come up with path breaking performances. Likes of Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, etc can make a mark in this series.

India favourites but can't take things lightly

Indian team start as favourites. It is a tussle between a third ranked ODI side against a ninth ranked side. Still the visitors will have to be on their toes. Cricket serves lot of uncertainties. The match can turn towards any team within a span of few minutes. Virat Kohli would love to nail a white wash in West Indies.

Schedule

23 June 2017 - 1st ODI
25 June 2017 - 2nd ODI
30 June 2017 - 3rd ODI
2 July 2017 - 4th ODI
6 July 2017 - 5th ODI
9 July 2017 - T20I

Squad Details

India - Virat Kohli(C), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav.

West Indies - Jason Holder (C), Kieran Powell, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Devendra Bishoo, Jason Mohammad, Ashley Nurse, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Streaming on HotStar

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 

The eight edition of the prestigious ICC Champions Trophy has kicked off in England. We have already seen some competitive cricket being played out there. Two groups with four teams each will play hard for the supremacy in the ODI cricket. India, the defending champions will play for pride and retain the trophy. Teams like Australia, England, Pakistan, New Zealand, Bangladesh, South Africa and Sri Lanka would love to clinch the trophy this time.

For all the cricket fans in India, live streaming and scores of the ICC Champions Trophy would be available on HotStar mobile app. Also enjoy live telecast of these matches on Star Sports HD TV network with Hindi and English commentary.

Groups for the Champions Trophy:

Group A - Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand and England
Group B - India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka

Schedule:

June 1: England v Bangladesh, London, 3:00 PM IST (Group A)
June 2: Australia v New Zealand, Birmingham, 3:00 PM IST (Group A)
June 3: Sri Lanka v South Africa, London, 3:00 PM IST (Group B)
June 4: India v Pakistan, Birmingham, 3:00 PM IST (Group B)
June 5: Australia v Bangladesh, London, 6:00 PM IST (Group A)
June 6: England v New Zealand, Cardiff, 3:00 PM IST (Group A)
June 7: Pakistan v South Africa, Birmingham, 6:00 PM IST (Group B)
June 8: India v Sri Lanka, London, 3:00 PM IST (Group B)
June 9: New Zealand v Bangladesh, Cardiff, 3:00 PM IST (Group A)
June 10: England v Australia, Birmingham, 3:00 PM IST (Group A)
June 11: India v South Africa, London, 3:00 PM IST (Group B)
June 12: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Cardiff, 3:00 PM IST (Group B)
June 14: First Semi-final, Cardiff, 3:00 PM IST
June 15: Second Semi-Final, Birmingham, 3:00 PM IST
June 18: FINAL, London, 3:00 PM IST

Just have a look at the encounter on 4th June! Mother of all games. India vs Pakistan! The match that probably attracts maximum eye balls in any form of game.

We also have some other interesting matches like England vs New Zealand, India vs South Africa, England vs Australia, etc.

Just a small walk down the memory lane - Champions Trophy was introduced in 1998 that included top teams from the world competing in a knock out format. During the days of Jagmohan Dalmiya, there were good attempts to take cricket to newer countries. The first edition in 1998 was played in Bangladesh which was won by South Africa under Hansie Cronje.

It was followed by six more successful editions. Last one was played in England in 2013. MS Dhoni and his men were comprehensive enough to beat all the teams they faced and win the trophy. Later ICC had plans to scrap this event forever but they decided to continue with the tournament. Hence we are now into the eight of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Let's see who clinches the title this time. Stay updated with live scores and streaming on HotStar and Star Sports.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Warm Up Matches Live Streaming

Champions Trophy is one of the favorite tournaments for cricket fans around the world. Probably not as popular as ODI world cup or a T20 world cup, but it still involves top eight cricket teams battling it out for the supremacy. We call it, a short and sweet tournament that doesn't stretch for too long.

ICC Champions trophy 2017 kicks off from 1st June and not to forget it includes India vs Pakistan match on 4th June. Before the actual tournament kicks off, teams would love to get their hands on to the cricketing conditions in England. Hence we have few warm up matches to be enjoyed. 

Watch ICC Champions Trophy Warm Up Matches Live Streaming
Warm Up game highlights, live action and videos from ICC Champions trophy 2017 will be available on HotStar. Star Sports will provide live telecast of ICC Champions trophy matches. Enjoy a team of best Hindi and English commentators from around the world adding flavour to the live telecast and streaming.

ICC Champions Trophy Warm Up Schedule

26th May 2017 - Australia vs Sri Lanka
27th May 2017 - Bangladesh vs Pakistan
28th May 2017 - India vs New Zealand
29th May 2017 - Australia vs Pakistan
30th May 2017 - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
30th May 2017 - India vs Bangladesh

These practice matches help teams strategies the batting line ups, playing XIs and a lot more for the actual matches that kick off from 1st June. A lot of pride is on line for the teams as they put their best to clinch the trophy. Just for your reference here is the list of ICC Champions Trophy winners so far.

1998 - South Africa
2000- New Zealand
2002 - Joint Winners Sri Lanka and India
2004 - West Indies
2006 - Australia
2009 - Australia
2013 - India

We will cover the preview of ICC Champions trophy once the warm up matches are concluded. Till then, enjoy the live updates on practice matches on HotStar and Star Sports.