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Maxwell wants team to Create Doubt in Kohli’s technique

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All-rounder Glenn Maxwell on Wednesday suggested that the best way to tackle the onslaught from India skipper Virat Kohli during the four-match Test cricket rubber will be to “trigger a doubt” in the Delhi batsman’s technique.

The 28-year-old Kohli has hit a purple patch, becoming the only batsman in the game to score double tons in four consecutive series, giving sleepless nights to the Australians ahead of the first Test, starting February 23 in Pune.

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Maxwell feels that the India right-hander is on top of his game at the moment and the best way to get him is by shattering his confidence with a silly run-out or an unfortunate dismissal.

“I don’t think it’s anything particular as far as technique or anything like that, I just think he’s so on top of his game at the moment,” Maxwell was quoted. “Guys can go through a run of form like that where they just get on a roll and everything seems to click for them, and that’s happened for him at the moment.”

“The thing with that is it can take only one bit of bad luck or an unfortunate dismissal where he’s run out or something, and that can sometimes trigger a little bit of indecision or doubt.”

“So hopefully in the first couple of Tests we can create that doubt and get him wondering about his technique,” he added.

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Hailing Kohli’s level of consistency, Maxwell also said that “We’ve obviously been watching him play over the last few months and just admired the way that he’s gone about it.”

“He’s been extremely consistent and he’s gone on to score big hundreds, which is something he didn’t do very much in the early part of his career but now he’s making big double-hundreds and really winning the game for India,” he added.

Source:IANS

India vs Bangladesh 2017 : Vijay, Kohli Centruries Kept hosts ahead of Bangladesh

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Team India captain Virat Kohli makes a blistering ton in the test match against Bangladesh in Hyderabad. Opener Murali Vijay also made a century in his comeback match.The hosts had won the toss and elected to bat on the first day of the only Test match.

Having lost the wicket of Opener KL Rahul (2) in the very first over, the team India seems to be in trouble. But Murali Vijay and Chateswar Pujara came to the rescue of the team.

Bangladesh’s poor fielding efforts and lag of converting half chances made team India build their innings better.After the dismissal of Pujara on 83 by Mehdi Hussain, skipper Kohli joined Vijay in the middle. The duo had played brilliantly and kept India in the driving seat.

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Vijay was clean bowled on 108 off 160 balls in the bowling of Taijul Islam. Kohli at the other end keeps on batting in his own way. Rahane and Virat continued the partnership on to the completion of the day.

Kohli and Rahane were batting at the crease. Virat was not out on 111 and Rahane was on 45 not out. At the Stumps India made 356 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Team India has completely outperformed the hosts with their batting skills.

Score Card Stumps, Day 1:

India – 356/3 (90 Overs)

Virat Kohli :batting 111 of 141 balls

Ajinkya Rahane :batting 45 of 60 balls

Kohli Named Captain, Yuvraj back in the Squad Against England: Check the Full Indian Team

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The Indian Cricket has been in News since a week. The reasons for it to be on the hot topics is, the supreme court of India removes BCCI big guns and the sudden surprise of Dhoni’s stepping down from ODI,T20 Captaincy.

The Unexpected decision of Mahi, had took all the cricket fans by shock. Whatever the reason behind MS Dhoni’s step-down, it had paved path for Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli to emerge as the Full time Captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

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Indian Cricket Team Selectors had a meeting for selecting the squad for the upcoming One-day and T20 international Matches against England. Virat Kohli was named the captain replacing Dhoni and they are few changes made by the Selectors.

Team India All-rounder and veteran Cricketer Yuvraj Singh got a call from the selectors for both ODI and T20s.

The T20 Squad was a mixture of experience and Fresher’s. Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina was brought back to the T20 squad and young talent Rishabh Pant along with while Mandeep Singh and Yuzvender Chahal were included in the T20 squad.

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Ajinkya Rahane, Shikahr Dhawan secured his place in the ODI squad whereas they lost his spot in the T20I squad of India. Kedar Jadhav , Amit Mishra and Manish Pandey were also retained into the ODI squad. Injured Indian Opener Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the England Tour completely.Ms Dhoni is picked as the wicket keeper batsmen in both the formats.

Here’s the full squad of ODI and T20 Teams for Matches against England

ODI Team: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.

T20I team: Virat Kohli (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra

Salman Tops Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

Salman Tops Forbes India celebrity 100 List

Salman Khan has beaten Shah Rukh Khan in the India’s Forbes Celebrity 100 list for 2016. Shah Rukh Khan was the top contender in the earlier year and ‘Sultan Star’ Salman made it this year. Not just SRK alone, the ‘Sultan Star’ has also beaten the likes of Virat Kohli, Priyanka Chopra, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Deepika Padukone. His recent film Sultan made huge collections at the box office with an impressive amount Rs 300.45 crore. The film also bagged viewers raving apart from box office collections.

Forbes India magazine rank celebrities based on two parameters – entertainment related estimates of fame and earnings. The list was made considering the period from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. Surprisingly, Aamir Khan failed to manage to be in the top 10. As ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ did not have any release in the period, Forbes couldn’t put forward his name. Amir neither has been seen hosting small screen nor judging shows as well.

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On the other hand, Salman has two blockbusters during the period ‘Sultan’ and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ namely. Besides, Sallu bhai is also hosting the tenth season of the famous reality show ‘Bigg Boss.’ Salman’s earning marks 9.84 per cent of the Rs 2,745 crore, which the top 10 personalities alltogether make.

While King Khan has also got featured in Dilwale’ and ‘Fan’ films in the said period, both the movies aren’t successful. India’s star cricketer Virat Kohli surpassed Salman and SRK with his Rs 134.44 crore earning listed to the third spot.

‘Rustom’ Akshay Kumar on number 4, with earnings of Rs 203.03 crore, ranked 11 in terms of fame. Captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni located on number 5 with earnings of Rs 122.48 crore, ranked 4 on the fame scale. Deepika Padukone made sixth position and ‘Desi girl’ Priyanka Chopra ranked eighth with Rs 76 crore earnings.

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Rank Name Earnings (In Rs. crore) Fame Rank
1 Salman Khan 270.33 2
2 Shah Rukh Khan 221.75 3
3 Virat Kohli 134.44 1
4 Akshay Kumar 203.03 11
5 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 122.48 4
6 Deepika Padukone 69.75 8
7 Sachin Tendulkar 58 6
8 Priyanka Chopra 76 9
9 Amitabh Bachchan 32.62 5
10 Hrithik Roshan 90.25 12

ICC Awards 2016: Full List of Award Winners

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The prestigious awards of cricket ICC Awards 2016 list was released by the council just a few hours back and this time two Indian cricketers Ashwin and Virat Kohli got the best appreciation for their performance in Tests and ODIs.

All-rounder Ashwin won the ICC Cricketer of the year and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year in 2016 ICC Awards. He is the only Indian player who got a place in ICC’s Test Team of the year. Moreover, Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli named as Captain of the ICC ODI team of the year and apart from that another two best players Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma also highlighted in that team.

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Responding to his win, Spinner R. Ashwin said, “I am delighted to get a place in ICC Awards 2016. I felt proud, and it is a great honor to me. Earlier Sachin and Rahul Dravid won in ICC Cricketer of the year award, and now it seems great to follow the likes of those great players in being named as ICC Cricketer of the Year. I am euphoric to win two awards in 2016 ICC Awards and thanks to the whole team of the council to nominate him for these awards.

I would like to give this award to my family who encourages me a lot.  I would also thank ICC and especially my teammates who supported me. We had a great changeover ever since MS Dhoni became captain of the team. Dhoni has done a lot of hard work, and his good captaincy made us so bright and no we have a lot of good and talented players in the team.”

Ashwin won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy after becoming the cricketer of the year. Coming to the test cricket, Kohli did two double centuries this year but however Kohli being overlooked as skipper and finally, he won the award of the captain of the ICC ODI Team 2016.

Interestingly, England Captain Alastair Cook has been named the Skipper of the Test team. It is a big boost to him after a 4-0 loss in the Test Series in England.

Former Indian player Rahul Dravid, Former Srilanka Captain Kumar Sangakkara, and South Africa determined Gary Kirsten was on the panel that selected the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year.

ICC ODI Team of the Year: Virat Kohli©, David Warner, De Kock, Rohit Sharma, AB De Villiers, Jos Butler, Mitchell Marsh, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, Suni Narien and Imran Tahir.

ICC Test Team of the Year 2016

David Warner, Alastair Cook (C), Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Steve Smith, Adam Voges, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rangana Herath, Mitchell Starc, Dale Steyn.

2016 ICC Awards Winners List

  • ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) – Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
  • ICC Test Cricketer of the Year – Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
  • ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year – Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
  • ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  • ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  • ICC T20I Performance of the Year – Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies ) (34 not out, 10 balls, 1×4, 4×6, ICC WT20 India 2016 final v England, Kolkata)
  • ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year – Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
  • ICC Associate/Affiliate Cricketer of the Year – Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)
  • ICC Spirit of Cricket Award – Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
  • ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy) – Marais Erasmus