first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Adelaide Oval, the venue for the first Test between Australia and India on December 6, might provide an advantage to both teams. According to the curator, the wicket will have some grass and assistance for the bowlers. This is good news for both teams, who have a very good pace attack. Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have all shown their class in previous encounters while India has a very good line-up in the form of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. The curator, Damien Hough, believes this will provide an even contest between bat and ball.Read More |Virat Kohli’s India aim to avoid collapse syndrome in Australia Tests”We do the same preparation for red-ball cricket and pink-ball cricket at Shield level. The best way to get an even contest is to leave some grass on there and get that balance between bat and ball. Right now, we really feel that this is where it’s at for the pitch,” Hough told the Weekend Australian paper.Read More |Virat Kohli enjoys batting if someone has a go at him: Tim PaineHowever, unlike the last three years, the match between Australia and India will be a Day affair and not a Day-Night Test. According to the current ICC Playing Conditions, a home nation can only host a day-night Test match “with the agreement of the Visiting Board” and India confirmed in May 2018 that they want the match played with a traditional red ball. Hough said it made no difference to their preparation.Read More |Kohli focused only on cricket, not on confrontations vs Australia”We won’t do anything differently. The preparation will be the same. The only difference is we get the covers off earlier and we start earlier,” Hough addedIn 2015, Adelaide hosted the first-ever Pink Ball Day-Night Test between Australia and New Zealand. The match was a huge success with the crowd turning up in great numbers on each day. Australia won the game by three wickets and the match ended in three days. In 2016, they hosted South Africa while in 2017, they played the first-ever Pink Ball Ashes contest against England. All the games were won by Australia.The venue has been a lucky hunting ground for Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper. His first century was 116 against Australia in the 2011/12 tour but his crowning achievement was centuries in both innings (115,141) in the 2014 Test which almost gave India a famous win. In ODIs, he smashed a brilliant 107 in the 2015 World Cup to give India their sixth win over Pakistan. In Twenty20 Internationals, his highest score of 90 came at this venue against Australia in 2016. last_img read more


first_imgWasim Akram felt India grabbed the match by the scruff of the neck in the first five overs itself and then captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with some brilliant batting to help India thrash Pakistan by eight wickets in the Asia Cup 2018 on Wednesday.Akram felt that Pakistan had all the advantage but from here, India will have the confidence factor.”This is Pakistan’s home ground and the stage was set. They even won the toss and elected to bat but they could not perform.”India took the game away in the first five overs. Then, Rohit [Sharma] played some magnificent shots. His first six off Faheem, it was a top edge but he never looked back after that. He’s a match winner and a very very good player, Rohit Sharma,” Wasim Akram told India Today.India vs Pakistan: Report | Highlights | As it happened | PhotosAkram was sure that Pakistan can come back strong from here as well but felt that India will now have a lot of confidence, especially in the match when these two face each other again.”I am sure Pakistan will come back stronger but India are ahead now, they have confidence. Whether you win the toss or it’s a flat track, you have to perform and that is what Pakistan did not do.”They panicked a bit too early. The captain was also frustrated behind the stumps, not realising 163 was not enough on this track. If Pakistan lose another against this India on September 23, it will be physically and mentally very demoralising,” Akram stated.advertisementAkram felt Pakistan will now have a mindset where doubts will creep in the next time they face each other and he scrutinised Pakistan players for not staying away from social media ahead of a pressure game like this.Read – Pakistan crumbled under pressure vs India, says Harbhajan Singh”Now the way India dominated Pakistan, when they play next, Pakistan will have doubts in their mind, should they bat first or bowl and what they should do.”This is why I say that before such matches, these players should switch off their social media and news but these young boys won’t listen. It’s like they can’t breath without social media.”Akram said that Pakistan batsmen failed to negotiate the spin of Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav and instead of respecting the bowlers’ quality tried to go after them.”I have been saying this for the last three weeks: Kuldeep Yadav will be the main threat. They did not even see what Kedar Jadhav was trying to bowl.Also read – Asia Cup 2018: Sarfraz Ahmed admits Pakistan stumped by Kedar Jadhav”Sometimes, you have to respect a good bowler and see off his spell. But they had no plans and they were flabbergasted. When you are facing a good bowler and he is bowling well, you need to see him off and look to score off the other bowlers,” Akram told Aaj Tak.Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin felt Pakistan took too much pressure of the India vs Pakistan clash and that showed in their game.”It was a great win. By taking two early wickets, India put them under pressure. Pakistan looked like they felt a lot of pressure and that is when the momentum shifted.”Rohit’s captaincy was positive. He made important bowling changes and the bowlers did not disappoint him. When the team performs well, the captain’s performance is also good,” Azharuddin said in an exclusive chat with Aaj Tak.Azhar was extremely criticial of what he thought was negative approach by Pakistan and could not understand the logic behind not bowling with an attacking mindset and setting fields accordingly.”I did not understand that when Pakistan only had 163 to defend and they have such good bowlers, I did not see them attack. They should have had slips and should have bowled attacking.”Pakistan bowlers did not bowl bouncers till the end or even yorkers. They just weren’t attacking.Also read – Asia Cup 2018: We panicked and went away from our plans, says Mickey Arthur”Yesterday people were talking about India almost losing to Hong Kong but today, Pakistan’s approach was negative today and they looked under too much pressure,” Azhar felt.Gavaskar also felt that Pakistan batsmen played silly shots and gave away their wickets instead of being patient and playing out the overs.”The way India played was extremely good, good overall performance. Early on when Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah bowled so well it was tough but then Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik got a partnership going but Kuldeep’s ball that got Babar was excellent. After that it looked like Pakistan batsmen were in a hurry and that’s why they lost quick wickets and it was tough to come back from there.advertisement”Even when Amir was batting fine, Hasan played immaturely. There was no need, you had to stay till 50 overs and get a bit more runs for the bowlers to defend. It looked like Pakistan didn’t think before batting.”India even fielded well, Manish Pandey’s catch and even other catches which went high up. Zaman’s catch, Chahal had to run and take. India played like a team and all-round performance,” Gavaskar said at Aaj Tak.last_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It looks like today was Legends of Tomorrow’s turn — again — to host the four-way crossover of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends.Legends of Tomorrow’s Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) shared a photo of himself with The Flash’s Barry allen (Grant Gustin) and another with a P.O.T.U.S. podium inside. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img