IPL practice match

Raina in Great Form, Hit 6 sixes in IPL practice match

The fascinating T-20 cricket championship is not far now with 4 and a half days to go on. Only 112 hours to go from now for the IPL 2019 to start. The state of high-temperature is on with the start of IPL practice match. Yes, the individual practice match has been started for different teams in their home ground. It is the day of Raina who hit a half-century assists with 6 sixes. He has given indication before the first match of IPL of CSK against RCB.

The highest run scorer of the IPL until the date and the Chennai Super Kings hard hitter batsman Suresh Raina is prepared for the first half of the season. For now, he is looking positive in the form. While playing the first IPL practice match, all the batsmen were in pretty good form. The match was played between the Chennai players only and performing the 2 sides namely Bowling Lions and Batting Lions. The aim of this practice match was to see and analyze how the team players are performing after the one week of session practice. So, bowlers were there to show their capability while batsmen were to depict their ways of playing.

Chennai Super Kings: IPL practice match

Six players were on each side. Bowling side consisting of Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma and Chaitanya Bishnoi.  Batting side includes Suresh Raina, Murli Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey, Rituraj Gaekwad and N Jagadeesan. As a fan what is good to see and to hear was that Raina has in him still a hard hitter. His performance shows his positivity towards the game.


IPL practice match

However, the best performance was given by Deepak Chahar and Harbhajan Singh. Chahar took 1 wicket conceding 27 runs in 4 overs while Bhajji yields 1 wicket giving away 23 runs in his maximum 4 overs. Moreover, Shardul took 2 wickets with the economy 11.1. In the IPL practice match, Raina scored 56 runs while Rayudu too scores a good knock of 40 in 23 balls. The 26-yr old Dhruv Shorey show classic work hitting 43 runs in 23 balls with 3 sixes. Finally, batsmen did well putting up the massive 199 runs on the board. It can be clearly seen as a win for batsmen of Batting Lions.

In this 12th edition of IPL, one time more CSK will be lead by MS Dhoni. It is the defending champions and also the prediction of this year’s champion is over Chennai. Moreover, their team has more experienced players in comparison to young players. For applauding its team, fans in large number are coming to see them regularly in the stadium. In practice match also, people were there in large number which shows respect for the team and it’s a big advantage for the team before entering into the first IPL game.

IPL 2019

Dhoni Arrived for IPL 2019 in Chennai

MS Dhoni, the Thalaivaa, has entered in his reign. Dhoni Fans be ready for this season’s banging performance as the Chennai Team has arrived in its home town. Whatever the reasons, for him Chennai is distinctive. Moreover, for many reasons he may remember as Master or demigod. With his captivating performance in the field or outside he has been in talks in some Tamil movies also. With the time passing, the CSK skipper, 37-yr old, has many marvels to show. Last year, after 2 years of returning in the IPL, he with his errorless decisions made the team triumph. 2018 was the 3rd win for Chennai Super Kings.

Dhoni can be seen as wearing the Orange cup arriving in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Right from the Airport and reaching the hotel, he was warmly welcomed by the fans. He is very interested to join the fans and the yellow army. The captain cool of CSK delighted seeing the practice of the fellow team members. This welcome video has been posted in the official account

CSK Team Practice for IPL 2019

While the head coach Stephen Fleming is giving the tips in their CSK Super Camp built for 2019. Raina, Murli Vijay, Karn Sharma are already the part of this super camp along with bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji. Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey and Kedar Jadhav also arrived beside Dhoni. They are the defending champions so responsibility already comes and the first match of IPL 2019 is opening with CSK vs RCB. Chennai is the first to play.

Its been a week that the Yellow team is practising hard for this year’s tournament. The fielding coach Rajiv Kumar has been assisting the boys for one week till now. He is dedicated to his job sincerely while the bowling consultant Eric Simons illuminating the bowlers from the other side. Eric is the former bowling all-rounder Cricketer from South Africa who had earlier coached Delhi Capitals. Also, he guided the Indian cricket team as bowling consultant for 2 years period from 2010 to 2012.

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As playing 50 per cent of the matches are to be played at home, so audiences at hometown is equally important. This is also for any other team of the IPL which has magnificent and devoted fans. Earlier to 2018, Chennai has won the championship in 2010 and 2011 while the 4-times runners up in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Also, it has 2 CLT20 trophies confer to its name. We have seen Dhoni in positive performance in the Australian tour and following India vs Australia 2019 series. This year, he will surpass his score of 186 sixes in IPL crossing 200. It will be more interesting if he does this in the first schedule of IPL 2019.

IPL Recall

IPL Recall: The Lowest team scores of the IPL


The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is on the way. This cricket season is a harbinger of happiness and enjoyment. It gives people the way for refreshment and also it is celebrated as a festival in the country. Through the old times, the IPL has gained more popularity than the other cricket leagues all around the world. Welcoming this new edition we will take a look back in IPL diary. Moreover, this article is for the lowest totals scored by the different IPL teams.

So far, 35 cases of low scores under 100 have been registered in the IPL. Out of which, season 4 in 2011 has a maximum of 6 cases of the lowest score while 2012 observed only single such case. In this department, team Delhi has been struck 9 times below the score of 100. While the minimum of one time scoring less than 100 has been registered for Deccan Chargers, Pune Warriors, Kochi Tuskers and Chennai Super Kings.

Below the lowest totals made by the team has all 10 wickets against their opponents. Glancing at the records for the lowest team’s total first comes the mighty run scorers Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Two highest totals have been in their name but 2 lowest team totals are also under their caption.

IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (49-10) vs Kolkata

RCB has been all-out 2 times under 100 first by RR in 2014 and then by KKR in 2017. But here we will talk about the disappointment felt in the 10th edition of 2017 IPL season. Here, the Bengaluru batsman arrived on the field one by one chasing a moderate target of 132-runs lend by KKR. But, Kolkata bowlers dispersed the Kohli’s company for a limited score of 49 in just 9.4 overs. That night of 23 April would be a worse nightmare for all RCB members and fans with the 82-run loss. Jadhav scores highest 9 runs from RCB while Coulter Nile, Grandhomme and Woakes yield 3 wickets each from KKR.

IPL 2009: Rajasthan Royals (58-10) vs Bengaluru

IPL Recall

This time match was at Capetown and Rajasthan was the victim. It was their lowest total in IPL history. Here, RR set to chase a target of 134 runs given by RCB. Rajasthan was defeated by 75 runs and this awesome performance by Bangalore team highly came from Anil Kumble who had taken 5 wickets conceding 5 runs in 3.5 overs. Because of 14th Lok Sabha elections, IPL was concluded in South Africain 2009. However, incidentally, Rajasthan’s 3 batsmen Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan and Tyron Henderson came to score 11 runs each.

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils (67-10) vs Kings XI Punjab

IPL Recall

Batting first, Delhi pulled up and scored 67 in 17.1 overs with Corey Anderson highest of 18 runs. Sandeep Sharma, Punjab’s hero disrobed the Delhi team acquiring 4 wickets. In return, Punjab covers the chase with 10 wickets remaining in 7.5 overs.

IPL 2008: Kolkata (67-10) vs Mumbai

IPL Recall

The skilled cricketers, Ganguly and Tendulkar, whose teams were going to fight on 16 May 2008 in Mumbai. Another skilled cricketer, Shaun Pollock from Sachin’s side knocked of KKR for 67 in 17.2 overs clinching 3 for 12. Ganguly and Agarkar reached 15 runs each while opener Salman Butt scored 13. Granting Mumbai an unspoiled victory of 10 wickets in 5.3 overs, Jayasuria banged 48(17).

IPL 2017: Delhi (66-10) vs Mumbai

IPL Recall

The new season of IPL 2019, Delhi changed as Delhi Capitals. But, back then in 2017 once again, they were hammered by their rivals Mumbai Indians in their Home Kotla. The difficult run chase of 213 runs leads them to wrap up as 67 all-out for 13.1 overs. 3-wickets each by Harbhajan and Karn Sharma led Mumbai won by 146 runs. Mumbai also convinces their place at playoffs with this victory. From Delhi, Karun Nair’s 21 was the highest, while Windians Simmons and Pollard have 66 and 63 respectively.

IPL 2019: Ritika Sajdeh act ‘weird’ on Yuvraj’s new IPL jersey

A great player in the world of cricket, a name whose performance shuts all mouths. Yes, this is Yuvraj Singh, a middle-order batsman who is missing the Indian team at present. There was a time when he was the best all-rounder in the world. But at present, in IPL, he is capable of doing an impossible job. Therefore, in this IPL 2019 season, Mumbai Indians have bought him to show his feasibility.

The eleventh season IPL is happening in coming next 2 weeks. All teams have started their practice session and are ready for everything in the field. With this, the players which have now come under their new team this season has been granted the new jersey. In this occasion, the jersey of Yuvraj Singh from his new team Mumbai Indians has been disclosed with the no. 12. Yuvraj will now play for Mumbai Indians. He was picked by the MI in Rs 1 crore. Former to this team, he has played with 5 other teams in the IPL.

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The photo with the MI jersey has been uploaded to the social media by the MI team authority. As of cricket fans, everybody liked the photoshoot of Yuvraj Singh. However, to this, there was another turning point to this news. The Second photo can be seen in the Instagram with Yuvraj sharing the MI captain Rohit Sharma’s jersey. He was wearing Rohit’s jersey no. 45. Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdev got stunned with this Photoshoot. So, replying to all this stance, Ritika writes on Mumbai Indian’s Instagram post that ” My brother wearing my husbands jersey is all kinds of weird”.


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Both the cricketers will be seen in the field playing together for the same side. For the first time, Yuvraj can be noticed playing for Mumbai Indian. Watch the IPL on Star Sports 1 starting 23 March. First match of Mumbai Indians is versus Delhi Capitals on March 24.

In these 10 years of his IPL career, Yuvraj never reduced his base fair. But, this year the base price has been slashed down by him. This can be because of his reducing cricket power.

India vs Australia 2nd ODI

India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Excellence of Vijay Shankar help India to seize second win

India vs Australia 2nd ODI

One more star in the mighty Indian team has aroused in the current ODI series. He is Vijay Shankar, a batting all-rounder who today showed his brilliance in the field against fierce Aussies. Took two wickets in the last over and played a handy knock of 46. Moreover, the add-on of captain Kohli’s another century of 116 runs strengthened the target.

Today’s India vs Australia 2nd ODI was a nail-biting event where all from players to the audiences were nervous. But, the result arrived at the last where India won by 8 runs. Now, the 5 match ODI series went up to 2-0. But, still, Australia has a chance to retaliate and could win the series.

India vs Australia 2nd ODI: The Scorecard

Australia (242-10 Stoinis 52, Handscomb 48 and Kuldeep 54-3, Bumrah 29-2) lost to India (250-8 Kohli 116 and Cummins 29-4, Zampa 62-2) by 8 runs.

Australia chose to bowl and kept India under 250. However, Kohli’s 40th ODI ton helped the team score to reach 250. Pat Cummins did a great job from the bowling side. In his 9 overs spell, he bowled 2 maidens and conceded only 29 runs, and blowing 4 crucial wickets. Also, the spinners Lyon and Maxwell handle the responsibility by controlling their economy to 4.5 and got 1-1 wicket each. From the fielding point of view, Aussies have done well.

Coming to their batting side, opening pairs Finch and Khwaja adds a partnership of 83 runs. After which the Australian captain got lbw by Kuldeep. Today, after a long time he geared up well with 37 runs. First down Shaun Marsh got out for 16 runs caught by Dhoni at the back in Jadeja’s over. Maxwell (4 runs) too showed hopelessness bowled by Kuldeep. Middle-order was good though with Peter Handscomb scoring 45 and Stoinis half-century of 56 runs. But, today was the day of Vijay Shankar who in the first ball of the last over got Stoinis out through lbw. Next, in the third ball, he bowled the stumps out of Zampa leading his team to win the match.

This was Vijay’s other best performance in ODI. Catch him in IPL 2019 with his team Sunrises Hyderabad. The first encounter for SRH will be against KKR on 24th March in Hyderabad.

IPL 2019 RCB Squad: List of all players in Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2019 RCB Squad: List of all players in Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2019 RCB Squad: Royal Challenger Bangalore is one of the best fascinating teams in the IPL 2019. Royal Challengers Bangalore made the first purchase in IPL 2019 auction. Shivam Dube smashed five successive sixes in an over in the Ranji game against Baroda just a day before the auction, was roped in for 5 cr by RCB.

Here we are looking at the players who the Royal Challenger Bangalore have decided to keep as part of their squad for next year’s season as they seek to defend their title. Few players dropped while many veterans of the squad remain and will continue to form part.

Royal Challenger Bangalore release only four further players like Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Chris Woaks and Sarfaraz Khan. RCB retain the experienced players included Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Y Chahal and Umesh Yadav.

List of Retained players IPL 2019:

Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

IPL 2019 RCB Squad: List of all players in Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli – ₹17 crore (US$ 2.4 million)

AB de Villiers – ₹11 crore (US$ 1.5 million)

Yuzvendra Chahal – ₹6 crore (US$ 834,876.00)

Umesh Yadav – ₹4.2 crore (US$ 584,413.20)

Washington Sundar – ₹3.2 crore (US$ 445,267.20)

Navdeep Saini – ₹3 crore (US$ 417,438.00)

Mohammed Siraj – ₹2.6 crore (US$ 361,779.60)

Colin de Grandhomme – ₹2.2 crore (US$ 306,121.20)

Nathan Coulter-Nile – ₹2.2 crore (US$ 306,121.20)

Moeen Ali – ₹1.7 crore (US$ 236,548.20)

Parthiv Patel – ₹1.7 crore (US$ 236,548.20)

Pawan Negi – ₹1 crore (US$139,146.00)

Tim Southee – ₹1 crore (US$ 139,146.00)

Kulwant Khejroliya – ₹85 lakh (US$118,274.10)

List of Released players IPL 2019:

Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Sarfraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson

List of added players IPL 2019:

Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman

Also Read: Check the information on new IPL Team and Players

IPL 2019 RCB Squad:

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: Where to watch, Pitch Report and Playing XI

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI

Today is the 2nd One-day International battle between India vs Australia. Both have won the last 2 World Cup, so no can judge them in any prospect. For the 2019 World Cup, either of them is ready.

On Australia’s tour of India, the Aussies set the fire in T-20 series and won both of the matches. Finally, concluding the series with 2-0 win. Second, comes 5 ODIs where they were beaten in the very first match by 6 wickets. However, today they have the chance of leveling the series. They knocked out India in T-20, but it is very big gap between a T-20 game and an ODI. Aussies have to build up their batting strength and skipper Finch has to play big role in it. He is suffering from very low scores in white-ball games. Their bowlers are steady no doubt in that and fielding is the best part. Shaun Marsh is playing the Indian spinners well with the add-on of Khwaja’s 50 runs is very good for Aussies.

India’s skipper is always in good form but the openers have to do their job in an efficient way. As arriving in home, their mid-order had automatically shown their diligence. Moreover, the world-class bowlers like Bumrah, Shami, Kuldeep are marvelous. Like the previous one, a tough competition will be ahead today in the day. Follow the below timings to watch very special Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI.

Pitch Report: This Nagpur Stadium is among the list of the stadium having longest boundaries in India. SO, it will help the spinners to move the ball freely. Another statement is singles and doubles will be taken easily. Here, 290 is the 1st innings score in last six matches played out of eight. So, who will play first will be in some advantage.

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: Where to Watch and Playing XI

Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, 5 March 2019, 13:30 IST

India Predict Playing XI: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia Predict Playing XI: Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff

Live Streaming on TV: For Hindi Star Sports 3/3HD, For English Star Sports 1/1HD

You can also watch on Hotstar website and Hotstar App. Jio customers can also watch on Jio TV app while Airtel users can enjoy the match on Airtel TV app.

After this 5-match series, IPL is on the way starting from 23rd March. The first match in IPL 2019 is CSK vs RCB a starting at sharp 8 pm.

Chahal TV

Checkout the new Gossip of Kedar Jadhav on Chahal TV

Chahal TV

Chahal in 3rd T-20I

Following the first One-day International between India and Australia, here goes the new transformation in the cricket world. This is the modification of cricket news trend into one more gossip entertainer which goes by the name Chahal TV. The channel is host by none other than Right-arm Leg-breaker Yusvender Chahal. After the match, he goes to the players and asks them about how their day went while playing.

Here is the event of yesterday’s program on  Chahal TV. After displaying the wonderful game, Chahal seeks for Kedhar Jadhav and went on to him asking about his game. Jadhav takes the camera for telling the goodness of MS Dhoni and how Dhoni helped him during the play. Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav also shares the screen with Jadhav. He took 2 crucial wickets in his innings. Jadhav received the Player of the Match Award for his not out innings of 81.

While bowling to the Aussies Jadhav bowled from the height of 4.5 feet in the first ODI while Kuldeep Yadav says dismissing Handscomb was his big moment. When Chahal asked Jadhav about Mahi and the important time spent in the crease. Jadhav replied Mahi as being big brother has good skills of explaining the things and his patience is amazing. He also adds that not all of us who are our openers are world class openers. We are probably doing well where we are playing. That’s why team management is feeding us at that place.

Watch the show here:

In IPL he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore while in Domestic Cricket he represents Haryana. As a teenager, Chahal was a young Chess entertainer. He had represented India in Asian Youth Chess Championship and then after he also performed in World Youth Championships. In his childhood days, he passes the National Chess  Championship to become the champion.

IPL 2019: Check the information on new IPL Team and Players

IPL 2019: Check the information on new IPL Team and Players

IPL Team and Players 2019: This year’s IPL will be worth watching as a total of 60 players have been auctioned. With the interference of 17th Lok Sabha elections, the IPL Team and Players 2019 edition is scheduled early than its usual time. So, no more waiting for the 11th season which starts on 23rd March. Talking of the auction which was held in Jaipur, a sum of Rs 106.80 cr were depleted. CSK has bid on least number of players i.e., 2.

As of 2018, this year’s auction also brings fortune for Jyadev Undakat. He was taken by Rajasthan Royals in Rs 8.4 cr while Varun Chakravarti set for Rs 8.4cr. He is another player who attains the highest bidding and was sold to KXIP.

Check below the full list of participating IPL team and players in IPL 2019:

Delhi Capitals

  • No. of Players: 25, 17 Indians; 8 Foreigners
  • Money spent on Bidding: Rs 17.80cr
  • Retain: Shreyas Ayyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Jayant Yadav, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichane, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada
  • Players In After Auction: Ishant Sharma, Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Nathu Singh, Axar Patel, Ankush Bains, Keemo Paul, Bandaru Ayappa, Jalaj Saxena

Rajasthan Royals

  • No. of Players: 25, 17 Indians; 8 Foreigners
  • Money Spent on Bidding: Rs 13.80cr
  • Retain: Jos Butler, Jofra Archer, Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Ish Sodhi, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Stokes, K Gautam, S Mithun, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Dhawal Kulkarni
  • Players In After Auction: Varun Aaron, Jayadev Unadkat, Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Manan Vohra, Shubham Ranjane, Ryan Prague

Chennai Super Kings

  • No. of Players: 25, 17 Indians; 8 Foreigners
  • Money Spent on Bidding: Rs 5.2cr
  • Retain: Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Watson, Mitchell Santner, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Murli Vijay, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Sam Billings, David Willey, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, KL Asif, Karn Sharma, Shradul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Monu Kumar, Dhruv Shore, N Jagadeesan
  • Players In After Auction: Rituraj Gayakwad, Mohit Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • No. of Players: 24, 16 Indians; 8 Foreigners
  • Money Spent on Bidding: Rs 16.35cr
  • Retain: Parthiv Patel, AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Mohammed Siraj, Marcus Stoinis, Umesh Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Players In After Auction: Akshdeep Nath, Shivam Dubey, Gurkeerat Mann, Milind Kumar, Prayas Burman, Himmat Singh, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klassen, Shimron Hetmyer

Mumbai Indians

  • No. of Players: 24, 16 Indians; 8 Foreigners
  • Money Spent on Bidding: Rs 7.60cr
  • Retain: Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Markande, Anukul Roy, Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Tare, Rahul Chahar, Kieron Pollard, Siddharth Loyd, Evin Lewis, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Quinton de Kock, Jason Behrendorff, Ben Cuttings
  • Players In After Auction: Lasith Malinga, Pankaj Jayaswal, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran

KingsXI Punjab

  • No. of Players: 23, 15 Indians; 8 Foreigners
  • Money Spent on Bidding: Rs 32.50cr
  • Retain: Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller
  • Players In After Auction: Moises Henriques, Mohammad Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • No. of Players: 23, 15 Indians; 8 Foreigners
  • Money Spent on Bidding: Rs 4.40cr
  • Retain: Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan
  • Players In After Auction: Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow

Kolkata Knight Riders

  • No. of Players: 21, 13 Indians; 8 Foreigners
  • Money Spent on Bidding: Rs 9.15cr
  • Retain: Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Yarra Prithviraj, Harry Gurney, Joe Denly
IND vs AUS 1st ODI

India vs Australia: Kohli applaud the marvels of Jadhav and Dhoni

A new beginning for the Men in Blue in the home after the loss of T-20 series as India beat Australia in 1st ODI. This was only done by the goodness of Jadhav and former skipper Dhoni. Moreover, the first impression concluded by the top rated Indian bowling army. Jadhav celebrates the win and says he gives the credit to his captain and Dhoni. He says yesterday Dhoni on the other end motivated me to play with determination and play it long.

Captain Kohli cherishes the team on its first ODI winning and credit this incredible win not only to the name of Jadhav and Dhoni but also our top-ranked bowlers. He always stands with his teammate while losing or winning a game which makes his character a unique one. Man of the Match Jadhav hit his 5th ODI-fifty and Dhoni cherish his 71st ODI-fifty. After the match stats, MS Dhoni is now one six ahead of Hitman Rohit Sharma that counts up to 216 in numbers. Kohli now admits his middle order players are taking the responsibility.

India vs Australia 1st ODI: The scorecard

India (240-4 Jadhav 81*, Zampa 2-49) beat Australia (236-7 Khawaja 50, Shami 2-44) by 6 wickets and 10 balls remaining.

Opting for batting first, Australia put 236 for 7 on the board. From the Indian side, Dhawan fell on his first ball then a well good partnership between opener Sharma and very own captain Kohli stabilize the team. But they both also leave the field at great desperation. From where the two-star batsmen caught up the journey and lead the team to win the very first ODI. Their journey at first was pressurized by the Australian bowlers since Aussies return in the game after cracking 4 wickets in nearly 24 overs. And the target was still very far for coming batsmen. But who knows it is the turn of MS Dhoni to assist the team win this time also for which he partnered with his IPL CSK-mate Kedar Jadhav. The all-rounder Jadhav scored 81* in 87 balls with 9 fours and 1 six. At last, Dhoni finished with his style gaining two consecutive 4s.

All the Best to the Indian team for the next battle. Watch India vs Australia our rival for this month at Vidarbha Stadium (VCA), Nagpur on 5th March. MS Dhoni is doing great and setting oneself up for coming World Cup. This was his 4th half century in 2019.