This time the cricket world will also get a new king in T20
Abu Dhabi to Dubai - 118 km away in two days, the cricket world saw the breathtaking victory of New Zealand and Australia, two countries on the shores of Tasman. The journey of the 2010 and 2009 World Champions has been halted by two neighboring countries.
As a result, the T20 World Cup title will be added to the cabinet of a new team on November 14 (Sunday) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. England won the ODI World Cup for the first time in 2019. This time a team waiting to win the title for the first time in T20.
There is no title for the shortest version of cricket in Australia's trophy cabinet, which has made the Australia ODI World Cup its own. The 2010 World Cup final is Ajit's highest achievement. Ajid had to be content with being runners-up after losing by 6 wickets against England.
Australia also played in the semi-finals of the 2012 edition. However, the dream of Australia to reach the final was shattered after losing to West Indies by 74 runs. The stories of 2014 and 2016 are one - Ajid's farewell from Super Ten.
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This time Australia came to the semi-finals of the 2021 World Cup and brought back the memories of 11 years ago. Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets for the second time to reach the final of the T20 World Cup. Opportunity in front of them to win the first title.
New Zealand has
reached the semi-final hurdle in the 2015 New Zealand ODI World Cup. Even if someone calls New Zealand a 'semifinal team', he is not at all wrong. Because the Kiwis could not reach the final of the previous six T20 World Cups.
New Zealand reached the semifinals in the first season of the Twenty20 World Cup in 2006. However, the Black Caps did not play the final after losing to Pakistan by 6 wickets. Then sometimes Sri Lanka, sometimes England stood in the way of New Zealand reaching the semi-finals.
After being bowled out for 80 in Chittagong in the 2014 edition, Sri Lanka became the 'thorn in the side' of the Kiwis once again. In 2016, after nine years, the Kiwis reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. With 16 balls to spare in Delhi, England's huge victory of 6 wickets stopped the Kiwis' World Cup journey in the semis again.
Five years later, Kane Williamson's side did not miss the opportunity to take 'Delhi's revenge' by getting England in the semi-final in Abu Dhabi. The Black Caps have confirmed the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time after losing to England by 5 wickets.
The cricket world saw a new champion in the ODI World Cup held in England in 2019. Two years later, cricket fans are going to see the crown of a new team in another edition.
Rohit is also at rest with Kohli, captain Rahane
Virat Kohli and Jaspreet Bumrah have already rested for the upcoming T20 series against New Zealand. This time Rohit Sharma also joined them in the Test series. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not included five players in the regular XI for the Test series against the Kiwis.
The BCCI did not elaborate on the reason for excluding the five stars in a statement issued on Friday afternoon. However, they are being rested due to the fatigue of playing. The five players are Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishav Pant, Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shami.
Regular captain Virat Kohli will join the team in the second of the two-match series. The other four will rest for the entire series. In Kohli's absence, Ajinkya Rahane will captain the first match. Experienced batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has been given as his deputy.
Lokesh Rahul could be seen starting the innings with Mayank Agarwal in this series as Rohit is not available. The first match of the two-match series will start on November 25 in Kanpur. The next one will be played on December 3 in Mumbai.
Kohli's place in the middle order is being considered by Shubman Gill and undefeated Shreyas Iyer. Reliable batting middle-order batsman Hanuma Bihari was not included in the squad for the tour of Australia. The BCCI did not explain the reason for his omission.
Meanwhile, Riddhiman Saha is on the verge of returning to the Test XI after December 2020 due to Pant's rest. KS India has been included in the squad as the backup wicketkeeper. Whose name is next to that first-class match, more than four thousand runs at an average of 36?
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Along with Shreyas Iyer, another incumbent in the squad is right-arm pacer Prasad Krishna. He is a partner of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammad Siraj in the pace bowling department. The spin department has Rabindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, and Ravichandran Ashwin.
India's Test squad against New Zealand
Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (co-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Aiya, KS India (wicket-keeper), Riddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rabindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Prasad Krishna.
Kohli will join the team in the second Test and will be captain.
Mushfiqur-Mahmudullah are returning from holiday on Saturday night
The Bangladesh cricket team returned to the country last Friday after a failed mission in the World Cup. However, the whole team did not return together. The 11 cricketers who were with the World Cup team have returned in two rounds. Injured Shakib Al Hasan has left for the United States.
The other four - Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyadh, Liton Das, and Taskin Ahmed - stayed in Dubai. Their families also joined them there. Liton and Taskin have already returned to their wives' country after a week-long vacation.
However, two experienced cricketers Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah are still in Dubai. The two will return to the country on Saturday night. Mushfiqur-Mahmudullah will probably land in the capital Dhaka at 11 pm. Wasim Khan, who was in charge of the reception at the Bangladesh Cricket Board airport, said this.
Before Mushfiqur-Mahmudullah, the Pakistan cricket team will come to Bangladesh. The plane carrying the Pakistan team will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital at 8 am Bangladesh time on Saturday to play a three-match T20 and two-match Test series.
Babur blames Catch Miss, Wade says differently
The biggest advertisement of the second semi-final match between Australia and Pakistan is definitely the 19th over of the second innings. Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade won the match by hitting three sixes off the last three balls.
Wade also survived a deep mid-wicket catch just before these three sixes. Hasan Ali could not palpate the catch even after running. At the end of the match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam called this catch a big turning point of the match.
However, according to the hero of the match, Matthew Wade, the turning point of the match was not this catch, but the innings of 40 runs off 31 balls of Marcus Stones, who played with one end, was the turning point. Wade praised Stones at the end of the match. Australia has scored 61 runs from 40 balls in the unbroken partnership of these two.
"If we could have caught that, it might have made a difference," said Pakistan captain Babar Azam. However, the way we played throughout the tournament, I am satisfied as a captain.
Wade, who won the Matchsera award by playing an innings of 41 off 16 balls, could not agree with Babar. "In my opinion, by the time the catch was missed, I was pretty confident we could have won the match anyway," he said.
However, Wade thinks that if the catch had been read earlier, it would have been different. Yet I was confident because Stones was on the wicket. So I will not say I won the match because I missed the catch. '
"Stones has played a great inning," he said. As a result of these innings, we went ahead to run fast. The way he played gave me freedom and in the end, I won the match. To be honest, Stoinis' batting was the turning point.