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Dale Steyn creates history in the 1st Test against Sri Lanka, leaves Kapil Dev behind

South Africa is currently playing 2-match Test series against Sri Lanka. On the second day of the first test, South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has created history and left India's great all-rounder Kapil Dev behind in the case of most wickets in Test cricket by a fast bowler.

Dale Steyn achieved this feat with the dismissal of Oshada Fernando in the Durban Test against Sri Lanka. Steyn bowled 20 overs in the first innings and took 4 wickets for 48 runs which also includes 7 maidens.

Dale Steyn left Kapil Dev behind:

With this 4 wickets, Dale Steyn has overtaken legendary Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev had taken 434 wickets in 131 tests playing for India, While Dale Steyn has picked 437 in just 92 test matches so far. Apart from this Steyn has already become the leading wicket-taker for South Africa.

Most wickets by a fast bowler in Test cricket:

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England's James Anderson is leading this list with 575 wickets and Australia's Glenn McGrath is in second place with 563 wickets. Followed by West Indies Courtney Walsh (519) in third place, While Dale Steyn is in 4th place with 437 wickets.

Jonty Rhodes picks his 5 best fielders of modern cricket, No.1 is an Indian player

The game of cricket has never seen such an unbelievable fielder like Jonty Rhodes and probably we will never see anyone like him again. Known as Superman of cricket, represented South African team in the 90s and changed the dimensions of the fielding.

Let's us tell you that, Jonty Rhodes was the first player to win 'Man of the Match' for his spectacular fielding. However, now the legendary Jonty Rhodes has revealed his names of the Top 5 fielder of Modern Cricket. Jonty Rhodes selected, one fielder from Australia, one from England, one from India while 2 from his own country South Africa. What's more amazing is that, in the list of Top 5 fielder's, Rhodes feels this fielder is closest to him. Who is none other than Suresh Raina.

Jonty Rhodes Top-5 fielder of Modern cricket:

India's Suresh Raina is number one in the list. While AB De Villiers is in second place and Paul Collingwood at number three followed by Herschelle Gibbs on fourth and Andrew Symonds at number five.
Raina is also very happy with the status of number one in the list of Rhodes and has also expressed gratitude by tweeting for this. Raina tweeted, So glad to have retained my number on your list all these years, You are always encouraged.
Jonty Rhodes has also described Raina as number one fielder. He also made it clear that if there is a great fielder after the Rhodes in the last three decades of cricket history, then he is Suresh Raina.
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Indian team announced for the home series against Australia, Karthik-Jadeja dropped

Recently, Team India defeated the Kiwis in ODIs by 4-1 and lost the T20 Series by 2-1 loss. However, Now the Indian team is going to start its next campaign in the home series against Australia.
The Kangaroo team will play 2 T20 and 5 ODI matches with India. The tour will start with 2-match T20 Series in Visakhapatnam on February 24. For this series against Australia, the BCCI has announced the Indian team for the T20 and ODIs.
For the series against Australia, Dinesh Karthik and Khaleel Ahmed have been dropped from the Indian team. While Bhuvaneshwar has been rested for the first two ODIs. 


Apart from this, Shubhaman Gill, Jadeja and Siraj have been excluded from the series, while Lokesh Rahul and Pant have managed to get the place before in the team. Meanwhile, Mayank Markandey has been included in the T20 team for the first time.

Indian Team for T20 Series:

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuswendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, Mayank Markandey.

Indian team for the first two ODIs:

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (v), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Siddharth Kaul And KL Rahul

Indian team for the last 3 ODIs:

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Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant.

Harbhajan Singh selects Indian team for World cup, No place for Pant, See the squad

Meanwhile, when Indian team management is busy in selecting the 15-member squad for the upcoming mega-tournament ICC ODI World cup, it the same time legendary spin bowler Harbhajan Singh has revealed his 15-member squad for the world cup.

However, Most players in the team are the same, who have recently played the one-day series against Australia and New Zealand. While Harbhajan has also included Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja in his 15-member squad. Apart from them, Vijay Shankar has also been included, after his impressive performance in Australia and New Zealand. While Harbhajan believes that there will be a fight between Hardik and Shankar as both are All-rounders.
Bhajji further said, If the circumstances are the same as champions trophy 2017, then Jadeja can be included in the playing XI and he can bat at No.6 with Hardika Pandya. But surprisingly Harbhajan left out Rishabh Pant for the squad.

Harbhajan Singh's 15-member squad for World cup:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav, Vijay Shankar. Probable: Ravindra Jadeja.
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India can rest these 4 players for ODI series against Australia, No.2 is almost certain

After finishing long Australia and New Zealand tour, Team India will play home series against Australia. The Kangaroo team will play 2-match T20 series and 5-match one-day series. This will the last ODI series for India before the World cup.
With just a few months left for the World cup, Team India can rest some key players for one-day series against Australia. So today, let's see the four players who can be rested for the ODI series.

4. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar:


Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not only the strike bowler of the Indian team but also the most experienced bowler. In the upcoming World Cup, Bhuvneshwar Kumar can prove to be very beneficial for Team India by his swing bowling and keeping him fresh is very crucial for team management.

3. Kuldeep Yadav:


After performing continuously for last 2 years for India and Keeping in view of the World Cup and the IPL ahead of that, Indian team selector can consider giving Kuldeep some breathing space by resting him for the one-day series against Australia.

2. Mohammad Shami:


Mohammad Shami is almost certain to be rested for the ODI series against Australia. Head coach, Ravi Shastri has also confirmed, After winning the one-day against New Zealand, he said in his statement that Shami should be rested for the ODI against Australia.

1. Rohit Sharma:

Rohit Sharma can also be rested for the ODI series against Australia, has Rohit has been playing cricket for Team India for a long time and in such a scenario, the selection committee can think of giving him rest.
There is no doubt that without Rohit, the Indian team looks incomplete, but considering the two major tournaments like the World Cup and IPL, Rohit Sharma should be rested. Let us tell you that, the first one-day match against Australia will be played on 2nd March in Hyderabad and before the series of 5 ODIs, India and Australia will be playing two T20 matches starting from 23rd February.
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Pandya brothers created a shameful record in the T20 series, See the shocking stats

In the third and final T20 match which was played in Hamilton's Seddon park between India and New Zealand on Sunday. After batting first, New Zealand scored 212, and in reply, India fell short by just 4 runs and lost the series by 2-1.
During this period a very bad record has been registered in the name off Pandya brothers. While bowling, Hardik gave a total of 131 runs in 3 matches, which is worst performance by any Indian bowler in 3-match T20 series. While his brother Krunal Pandya is also in this list with 119 runs. In fact, both Pandya brothers are playing for the first in any International match and both struggled to contain the Kiwi batsmen throughout the series. Although the Krunal was better than Hardik and picked crucial wickets in 2nd T20.
Hardik gave 131 runs in 3 matches in this series and took 3 wickets. Khaleel Ahmed is in second place, he gave 122 runs in 3 matches and picked 4 wickets. While Krunal is in third place, he gave 119 runs in 3 matches and took 4 wickets.

Hardik Pandya this series:

1st T20I - 51 runs 2nd T20I - 36 runs 3rd T20I - 44 runs
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IND vs NZ: 4 Major reasons why Indian team lost the third T20

In the third and final T20 match played at Hamilton, the Indian team faced defeat by four runs. The New Zealand team batted first and scored a huge score of 212 for 4 wickets in 20 overs.
In reply, the Indian team fought very hard till the end and scored 208/6 in 20 overs. In this way, the Kiwi team won the series by 2-1.

So lets us know the 4 reasons why the Indian team faced the defeat in the third match:

4. Yuzvendra Chahal was dropped from the team:

Everyone knows that the pair of Kuldeep and Chahal have won many matches in the limited overs cricket for India. In such a situation where Kuldeep Yadav was bowled superbly from one end, Chahal would have prevented Kiwi from making quick runs in the middle overs.

3. Rohit Sharma's slow batting:

Indian team captain Rohit Sharma got out in the 14th over, but during this time he scored 38 runs off 32 balls with just three boundaries and after the powerplay did not try to play a big shot at all. If Rohit batted more freely in the middle then maybe Indian would have won the game.

2. Struggled to get wickets in the powerplay:

New Zealand made a great start and added 80 runs for the first wicket. Tim Seifert and Colin Munro batted aggressively, If India had picked both of these wickets in the first 6 overs, then the Kiwi team could have struggled to score.

1. Worst Fielding:


The main reason that India lost the match is of poor fielding. First Khaleel Ahmed dropped the catch of Colin Munro, After this, he scored a four and a six in the next two balls. Not only this, Shankar and pant also dropped the catches which are of all to Hardik Pandya's bowling. Good fielding is very important in close matches and this mistake cost India the game and series.
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IND vs NZ: Dhoni achieves yet another milestone in 3rd T20, becomes first Indian to achieve

MS Dhoni has registered his name in yet another milestone in the third T20 against New Zealand. Dhoni had played 299 T20 matches before the third T20 match. Indeed, with this match, he has become the first Indian cricketer to play 300 matches in this T20 format.
In the IPL, Dhoni has represented two teams- Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants. Dhoni has played 95 T20 International matches for Team India and remaining T20 matches are of IPL and domestic.

Dhoni becomes first Indian to player 300 T20 matches:

MS Dhoni has become the first Indian and 12th overall player to play 300 T20 games and joined the likes of Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik and Dwayne Bravo who have played 300 matches. Kieron Pollard is at the top of the list with by 446 matches. In the T20 series playing against New Zealand, Dhoni has scored 59 runs in two innings. In which he remained unbeaten for 20 runs off 17 balls in 2nd T20 and helped India to level the series 1-1.

Most T20 matches played by Indian players:
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  1. 300* matches - MS Dhoni
  2. 298* - Rohit Sharma
  3. 296 - Suresh Raina
  4. 260* - Dinesh Karthik

New Zealand beat India by 4 runs in 3rd T20, Lost series by 2-1, 7 big records broken

New Zealand defeated India by four runs in the third and final T20, which was played in Seddon Park in Hamilton and won the 3-match T20 series by 2-1. In reply to New Zealand's 212/4, the Indian team scored 208/6 and lost the match by 4 runs.
Colin Munro who scored 72 off 40 balls was given the Man of the match, While New Zealand's dangerous opening batsmen Tim Seifert was adjudged Man of the series for his 139 runs in 3 games.

A Total of 7 big records were created during the 3rd T20:

1. India's winning streak ended:

Indian team lost the first series after 10 T20 series. During this time India won 8 series and two series was drawn. Prior to this series, India's last defeat came against West Indies (1-0) in 2017.

2. Most defeat against a single team:

India's eighth defeat against New Zealand, India has not lost as many matches to any other team in T20Is.

3. Most sixes in a 3-match T20 series:

A total of 56 sixes have been hit in three matches by two sides India and New Zealand, which is a new world record for the most sixes in a 3-match T20 series. Earlier, this record was with Afghanistan-Ireland 55 sixes.

4. Most runs conceded by a Spinner:

Krunal Pandya gave 54 runs in his four overs, which is new Indian record for the most runs given in a match against New Zealand.

5. First, defeat for Indian team while chasing:

First defeat for the Indian team, when Chasing the target, when Dinesh Karthik (33*) remained not out in T20 Internationals

6. Most runs conceded by a bowler in a series for India:

Hardik Pandya conceded a total of 131 runs in the series and the highest by any Indian bowler in a series. Khaleel Ahmed (122 runs) and Krunal Pandya (119 runs) are in second and third positions respectively.

7. MS Dhoni becomes an Indian player to achieve this record:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his 300th T20 match today and became the first Indian player to do so.
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IND vs NZ: India can make one change for 3rd T20, this player can make his debut, See the Probable XI

The 'Men in Blue' made a great come back in the second T20 which was played in Auckland on Friday. With this victory, India has a made the 3-match T20 series more exciting. Apart from winning, India captain Rohit Sharma created history by becoming the leading run scorer by scoring a stormy half-century off 29 balls.
Now, Rohit will play an important role in the third T20 too. If he continues his form again then no one can stop India in winning the series. Its worth mentioning that, Everyone was surprised when India went with the unchanged team in the 2nd T20 even after losing the first T20 by huge 80 runs. The crucial match of the series will be played in Bay Oval, Hamilton on Sunday from 12:00 PM. If you remember, this is the same venue where India played the 4th ODI and in this match, India was collapsed for just 92 runs.

Team India can make one change for the third T20:

Now, the last and final match of New Zealand tour will be held in Bay Oval. To win the series by 2-1, Team India can give chance to Shubman Gill to make his T20 debut in place of Dinesh Karthik, However we can expect an unchanged side for the series decider.

India's Best Probable Playing XI for third T20:

Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, MS Dhoni, Vijay Shankar Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed.
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