Wednesday, December 7, 2016

India vs England 4th Test Live Streaming HotStar Information

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England team returns to the stage after a well deserved break. After lagging behind 2-0 hopefully they are ready with some strong plans for the fourth test match against India. Last time when they faced India at Wankhede stadium in 2012, they came out as winners. But then, they were lagging behind by just one test match and they emerged as series winners winning rest of two matches. This time the best they can do is win the next two matches and level the series. But this looks unlikely too. Way Indians are dominating the series, it seems rather hard. Virat Kohli and team are high on confidence and eager to win another test series.

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The pitches have been bat friendly and yet we have seen results. This time the critics haven't got a chance to say Indian pitches are just for spinners. Right from Broad to Jadeja, they all have enjoyed bowling in this series. 

Indian team has faced some injury issues. The good part is they have always found a worthy replacement. Saha was well replaced by Parthiv Patel. He was raw and confidence against the English bowlers. As far as Indian bowling is concerned, it still revolves around Ravichandran Ashwin. For a change we also saw the pacers doing a great job. Especially those quick bouncers from Shami. You would rarely see such bold bouncers from an Indian bowler. Jayant Yadav has emerged as a decent all rounder for the team. Ajinkya Rahane is out with injury for rest of the series.

Hameed who batted very well for England is out with injury. England has roped in Keaton Jennings in his place. England needs to bank on spinners on the Mumbai track. This could probably be the biggest turning track for both the teams in this series. The curator has hinted a lot of turn from day 3. So toss also plays a very vital role here.

Winning last two test would be a daunting task for England. If they could repeat their last visit's performance, they could managed to level the series. On the other hand, India has to just draw the two matches to nail the series. Path is easier for India but then nothing comes easier in test cricket. The name itself says it all - Test Cricket.

Friday, November 25, 2016

India vs England 3rd Test Live Streaming Score HotStar Star Sports

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The series moves to Mohali. One of our favourite cricket grounds. A track which is considered to be pacer friendly but somehow hasn't supported pacers in last few games, especially in the last test match between India and South Africa. With an uncertainty about the pitch behaviour we enter into the third test match between India and England. 
England comes with a strategy to level the series whereas India comes with a proposition to go one more level up in the series. And we could have had no better venue than Mohali for this competition.

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England have confirmed two changes. Stuart Broad will make way for Chris Woakes due to a foot injury. Jos Buttler gets in due to Ben Duckett's poor performance. Third change could be in the form of a spinner. It is interesting to see whom would Cook include - Gareth Batty or Zafar Ansari?

Some changes are necessary for the England team. But overall they should ideally be satisfied with some good performance. They had a slight upper hand in the first test match. Second test match was an almost comprehensive win for India. Haseeb Hameed, Cook, Root, Stokes, Moeen Ali and Bairstow have done a good job so far.

Virat Kohli did a splendid job in the second test. He along with some good performance from Ashwin and collectively from other team members took India home. Parthiv Patel replaces Saha as the wicketkeeper. Apart from this, Kohli making any other change in the playing XI seems unlikely.

Stats are in favour of India. India is yet to lose a test match at Mohali. England has lost two matches here. But we all know England has done a great job especially in test cricket. India has to stay on toes for England can bounce back hard. Not to forget, England lost the first test at Ahmedabad in 2012-13 series. And then they bounced back to nail the series.

England has not yet wilted under pressure for sure. At the same time, India has to stay strong and keep the lead up in the series. Let's see how it turns out at Mohali. An exciting match ahead!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

India vs England 2nd Test Live Streaming Score HotStar Star Sports


We got something that wasn't expected. India was expected to dominate the first test but somehow it was England who got the upper hand. The scorecard might show a picture of a boring flat track. But that wasn't the case. Spin got some support in patches and batsmen too relished the conditions. Extra 20 overs and the result could have been different. This makes the test series interesting. Watch India vs England 2nd test match live streaming on HotStar and Star Sports with live Hindi and English commentary. The venue for this match is Visakhapatnam.

The ACA-VDCA cricket stadium in Visakhapatnam would host a test match for the first time. This is a part of cricket board's initiative to bring test cricket to newer venues. Indore and Rajkot were also privileged to host a test match before this.

Indian spinners faced a tough time after a long time. Most of the sessions they were outplayed by the Englishmen. If Indian pacers would have provided some on-time breakthroughs, spinners could have applied more pressure on the visitors.

While the pitch at Rajkot proved to be a near nightmare for the spinners, the pitch here at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium seems to be dry and might crack in a day or two. This might provide some relief to spinners from both the teams.

Virat Kohli would have to decide on the team combination. Will he go ahead with the five bowlers strategy that might include Amit Mishra or will he strengthen the batting line after what he saw at Rajkot? Anil Kumble has indicated the return of KL Rahul to the team. This may result in the exclusion of Gautam Gambhir from the playing XI. Hope he gets some fair chances soon after this. Meanwhile KL Rahul who got injured during the New Zealand series has proven his worth with couple of good innings in the Ranji Trophy. We might not be surprised if he plays tomorrow at Visakhapatnam.

England bowling line up did a decent job. Will Cook bring back James Anderson in the playing XI or will he continue with the same XI that played at Rajkot? Anyway, Anderson is fit to play.

Four test matches to go. A win here for either of the teams would give them an upper hand in the series. Let's hope for some great cricket ahead.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

India vs England 1st Test Live Streaming Score HotStar Star Sports

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India as a test team has had great memories over the years at home. Talk about the Border Gavaskar trophies or any other test series played at home. India wins almost all of them in India. But one sour memory was when England toured to India last time. They handed over India a test series loss and that's a very rare thing that happened. Now it's Kohli's chance to make it square against Cook's XI. England tours to India for test matches, ODI and T20 International matches also. A long tour ahead. The first test kicks off from 9th November 2016 at Rajkot. Watch live streaming of all the matches on HotStar and Star Sports with fastest live scores online. Enjoy live telecast with Hindi and English commentary.

India is riding high on success in the test arena. They are comfortably sitting at the top of ICC Test rankings. They haven't lost a match at home since that series against England in 2012-13. They have defeated the likes of Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and West Indies on the home soil. Infact they also won series abroad against Sri Lanka and West Indies. Kohli as a captain has done a brilliant job so far.

England is one particular team that has tasted success in India in the recent few years. So it won't be easy for India to beat England. At the same time, England would also find it difficult to beat India this time. Even a lot of players that featured in the last series are no longer in the scene. Likes of Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Dhoni, Tendulkar, Pietersen, etc are not playing now.

The way Indian spinners have troubled the batsmen from South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand; England should be ready for an uphill task. England has a very high dependency on Cook and Root. They need to stick to the crease if England has to post big totals on the board. 

At times an aggressive approach in test cricket can be the best counter attack to Indian spinners. Stokes, Woakes and Bairstow can play that role for the England batting line up.

India boasts a strong batting line up with the likes of Kohli, Gambhir, Pujara, Rahane and many more to name. With couple of quickies, Kohli would bank more on the likes of Ashwin, Mishra, Jadeja, etc.

This certainly promises to be a great five test match series. There have been several test series this year that have definitely treated us with exciting moments - as good as what we witness in an ODI or a T20 match! Enjoy live cricket match streaming on HotStar, Star Sports and Doordarshan (DD National) in India.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

India vs New Zealand 2016 ODI Series Live Streaming HotStar

Indian team is brimming with confidence after a 3-0 test series win over New Zealand. Virat Kohi as a captain in test cricket has seen a lot of success so far. It's time now for him to hand over the captaincy to MS Dhoni for an ODI series against New Zealand. India has reached the apex of ICC Test rankings. Now its time to improve the rankings in ICC ODI rankings. Watch India vs New Zealand 2016 ODI series live streaming on HotStar and TV telecast on Star Sports with live Hindi and English commentary.

Here is the full schedule of the ODI series:
1st ODI at Dharmasala on 16 October 2016
2nd ODI at Delhi on 20 October 2016
3rd ODI at Mohali on 23 October 2016
4th ODI at Ranchi on 26 October 2016
5th ODI at Vishakhapatnam on 29 October 2016

Here are the details on the team squads:
Team India: MS Dhoni (C), Virat Kohli, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Mandeep Singh, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav.

Team New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Anton Devcich, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Matt Henry

Head to Head Stats:
The two teams have almost been neck to neck in the ODI head to head stats. Since 1975, the two teams have played 93 matches between each other. India has nailed 46 while New Zealand have won 41 ODI matches. 

Noteworthy, New Zealand has played four bilateral series in India and lost all of them. Infact in the 27 matches that they have played against India in India, they have won just five. Last time when New Zealand played a bilateral series in India (year 2010), India won the series 5-0.

Let us see what would be the result this time. Will New Zealand provide some good tussle or will it be Indian team that would emerge as clear winners? Wait and watch the action live on HotStar in India.