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Ind vs Aus Practice Match Live
Here comes the big one! Irrespective of whether you are already 90 odd days away from the grand World Cup 2015, a tour to Australia always matters a lot. For Australia, a tour to India has always been a 'final frontier', similarly for most of the teams around the world - a tour to Australia matters a lot. A big win down under can change fortunes of the teams for atleast a year ahead. To begin with the tour, India will play Cricket Australia XI for a two day practice match at Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide. The match begins at 10:30 am local time and 5:30 am Indian Standard Time. Don't forget to catch live streaming HD action on Star Sports and live TV telecast too in India. Live telecast available in both Hindi and English.
India recently concluded couple of big series wins against West Indies and Sri Lanka at home. The series has brought one big change in the team's attitude and that is confidence in the youngsters. We will see a range of new comers this time playing for India in Australia. Likes of Karn Sharma are keen to give it a rip in Australia. Virat Kohli who led the team to a 5-0 win against Srilanka in ODI series has preached loads of positivity to the team. He would be the stand in captain for first test match against Australia in absence of injured MS Dhoni. He is firm to be aggressive in both the practice matches and four test series. He understands the fact that aggression would be a key down under.
Naman Ojha who smashed loads of runs playing for India A in unofficial test matches against Australia A, believes this could be the finest phase of his career. Let us see if selectors opt for him ahead of Saha in absence of wicketkeeper captain Dhoni. There are many more probables you all would love to watch down under that include Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Raina, etc.
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Although there is a world cup ahead of this test series, a highly difficult series win here in Australia would boost Indian team's confidence ten times! Generally the Indian team has been miserable in away test series since 2011 world cup win. They have a point to prove. With all the senior players like Laxman, Dravid, Tendulkar, etc retired; this young team can still be the best in Indian history by winning a test series down under. Let us wait and watch while India first gets accustomed to the Australian conditions through couple of warm up matches. Catch all the action on Star Sports.
Ind vs SL 5th ODI Live Streaming
India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI, which again is mere a formality to complete the series; will be played on 16th November 2014 at JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi. Star Sports website will bring live cricket streaming of this ODI whereas Star Sports TV network in India will provide live telecast with live Hindi and English commentary.
India has already clinched the ODI series with a lead of 4-0. One more match to go and we have another white wash likely! If we check India vs Srilanka bilateral ODI series history in last two decades, most of the series have ended with the figures of 2-1, 3-1, 5-1, etc in favour of India. So will Srilanka continue that trend of winning one out of the blues? Or will India turn tables on Srilanka this time and win all of them? We need to wait and watch.
The way all the matches have ended in a one-sided affair, it is highly unlikely that Srilanka can make it at Ranchi tomorrow. Above all after seeing India posting a 400 plus score in last match, we see pure dominance from the home team.
How can we forget to mention Rohit Sharma? Well he has been named as Hitman by few leading newspapers in India. He just smashed the Srilankan bowlers all over the park for 33 boundaries! Yes 33 boundaries and that wasn't a test match. Above all he became the first player on this planet to score two double hundreds in ODI cricket. A feat that almost looked impossible till the time Sachin scored first double century in ODI against South Africa at Gwalior. Following suit, Sehwag once smashed West Indies bowlers for 219 runs innings. After that Rohit Sharma managed to score a double ton against mighty Australians. And this was his second one. Not only that, he also became the batsman with highest individual score in ODI history - 264! That is mammoth isn't it? And whole Srilankan team couldn't manage to score 264, 404 was a bigger task!
Srilankan captain Angelo Mathews accepted the fact that this series and especially the last ODI has been highly embarassing for the team. At the same time he applauded Rohit Sharma's batting. It is not only the bowling but also the batting and fielding that has let Sri Lanka down. They need to see a revamp in the last ODI to win for some pride.
Meanwhile there is a news that MS Dhoni won't be playing in the first test match against Australia down under. He hasn't yet recovered from his injury. So another shot at the captaincy down under for Virat Kohli! Keep reading us for udpates on India vs Australia live streaming updates, news and previews.
Ind vs SL Live 4th ODI
India vs Sri Lanka series seems to be another one sided bilateral series. Watch the fourth ODI live streaming on Star Sports website in India. Don't forget to enjoy live HD telecast on Star Sports TV network in India with live Hindi and English commentary.
While in our last post that previewed the third ODI, we expected some resistance from the visitors. But it didn't happen at all. The third ODI brought another comprehensive victory for India. Batting first Srilanka scored 242 (bowled out in 49th over). It was only Dilshan and Jayawardene who rose to the occasion. Dilshan scored 53 from 80 balls and Jayawardene went on to score a biggie. He scored 118 runs from 124 balls. Umesh Yadav clinched four wickets while Akshar Patel clinched three!
It happened to be another comfortable win for the home team. India got a good start courtesy Rahane and Dhawan. First wicket fell at the score of 62, when Rahane was sent back to pavilion on 31. Dhawan continued his good form and went on to score 91 from 79 balls. Rayudu contributed 35, while Kohli smashed another 50!
India has already won the series and they are just one win away from reaching the top of ICC ODI rankings. As next two matches are dead rubbers, both teams can surely experiment with their squads keeping in mind the next Cricket World Cup.
Kedar Jadhav, Vinay Kumar, Karn Sharma, Robin Uthappa and Rohit Sharma have been picked for the final two ODIs. A great amount of talent still unused in the series, isn't it? On the other hand, Srilankan team has also made few changes to the squad. Sangakkara, Tharanga, Randiv and Dhammika Prasad have returned home. They are replaced by Chandimal, Thirimanne, Mendis and Eranga.
The last ODI will be held at Ranchi on 16th November. Stay tuned for more previews and reviews.