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KKR vs SRH Dream11 team – IPL 2019

The cricket crazy Kolkatans have been deprived of watching star studded cricketing action for over 4 months now. Last one (Nov 4 2018 India vs WI T20) being a lackluster where it was low score of 109 posted by Windies team.

KKR Vs SRH
KKR Vs SRH

Today they’ll break their fast with Match 2 of IPL 2019 see KKR take on last year runner up Sunrisers Hyderabad at Mecca of Indian cricket ‘The Eden Garden’

While KKR team will get huge cheer for their stars – Sunil Narine, Russel, Chris Lyn, Robin Uthappa and wicket keeper skipper Dinesh Karthik and Kuldeep Yadav and young gun Shubhman Gill,
Sunrisers will also hope to have applauds for local boy Wridhiman Saha and powerhouse performers like Warner, Williamson as captain, Magical Spinner Rashid, Bhuvi and Vijay Shankar

Spotlight: It will all be on David Warner for sure who is making a comeback to his successful franchise. Expect some high voltage performance from this southpaw.

Pitch: Eden always has good batting pitch with support to spinners. Being a day game, it will be a good contest to watch with both Bat and Ball having balance on match result.
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KKR possible XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubhman Gill, Dinesh Karthik(C&WK), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Brathwaithe/Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav and Prasidh.
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SRH possible XI: Warner, Saha(WK), Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar, S Kaul and Sandeep Sharma/Khaleel Ahmed.
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ShamsnWags Dream11 team
Warner, Williamson, Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan, S Narine,Vijay Shankar, Saha (wk), Rashid, Bhuvi, Kuldeep, Braithwaite/Lockie Ferguson
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Captain choice: From Warner, Narine, Kuldeep

Vice-Captain choice: From Rashid, Saha, Vijay Shankar

Toss Win prediction: Williamson captain SRH

Happy Playing..Keep Reading.

8th Consecutive T20 series victory for Team India

With Rohit Sharma scoring an undefeated century of 56 deliveries, punctuating with 11 boundaries and 5 sixes, India registered their eight consecutive T20 series victory. England were well 20-30 odd runs short of what could have been a winning score. England was pretty much on the money with the opening batsman giving them a fiery start. They were going strong till the 14th over where they lost Alex Hales. They managed to score 198 of 20 overs.

Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowler who broke the back of England innings by picking 4 wickets, despite for having got clobbered for 22 runs in his first over, came back strongly to give only 16 runs of the rest 3 overs. As ‘Shri Alan Wilkins’ was referring, the grass was puffy citing the example of how the hair would look if they are done in the opposite direction of the regular partition. The expert commentators thought that there would be extra swing, but there was hardly any movement. The straight boundary was short. The England team lost the trick in the quest to over attacking.

Team India- Winning T20 Series  against England 2-1
Team India- Winning T20 Series against England 2-1
On the other hand, India was going strong steadily. After the first 3-4 overs, there was not a single over when the asking run was crossing over 11. Hard luck for Dhawan and KL as they were brilliantly caught in the field. There was clean stroke play from both the English and Indian batsmen.

Even in the first match, England comfortably scored 50 runs of first 5 overs. Kuldeep Sharma cleaned them up in the first match with the ‘Fiver’. The second match would well have gone India’s way had it not been for Alex Hales’s brilliant onslaught throughout and especially in the last over of Bhuvi where he hit 6 of the first ball and 4 of the second ball where in 12 runs were required of the last over. In fact, the English batsman handled the spin very well, not allowing Kuldeep to settle in by hitting him across the park, resulting of him being dropped from the 3rd and the Final T20.

It was an extremely positive and confident move to send our Hardik Pandya at No. 4 position ahead of Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni. Rohit Sharma was hitting cleanly and was nearing the century. India needed someone who could attack from the other end to be at par of the asking rate and allow Rohit to get to his century. Hardik played to his potential and displayed why the captain and team management has high regards for him. Rohit Sharma was awarded as Man of the Match and Series.

With the series win, India will go on a positive note and will have an upper hand against England. All the Indian batsmen are looking in prime form. Just matter of time as they head towards the ODI series starting from 12th July.

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The Two N’s of T20 World Cup!

As they say evolvement is the name of the game and only thing remains that constant is change, cricket is no exception. In the quest to provide quick fire entertainment and the fact that the game gets over in few hours, T20 matches were introduced.

Cricket has always been a great entertaining sport, but different format provide different amount of entertainment.

Test match has its own charm, but being played for 5 days, it only adds entertainment towards the last day or in patches. Limited Overs International brings in more entertainment as it gets over in one day and lasts for 50 overs a side.

The first T20 match was played on 13th June 2003 between the English counties and since then it has taken a huge plunge. Its popularity has helped in extending it worldwide. The first International T20 match was played on 17th Feb 2005, in Eden Park, Auckland, between Australia and England.

The first edition of the International T20 Word Cup was played in 2007. Who would have imagined deadly finals between India and arch rivals Pakistan? And boy did India kept the tradition of not losing to their arch rivals in any of the world cup formats?  In Steve Waugh’s words, in case he were to comment on this, “Sreesanth caught the World Cup”

The T20 world cup is played once in 2 years .Talking about the teams, we have 2 teams who got their T20 status on 28th June 2014 .One is a football crazy nation, the other is our neighboring country.

Let’s welcome the two ‘N’s of the T20 Cricket, Netherlands and Nepal. It will be great to see how both the teams shape up and provide entertainment.