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Australia A slims India A on 230, Manish Pandey scores 77

Despite having a good opening partnership, India A was restricted by the Australia A bowlers on a mere total of 230 runs. The India A batsmen couldn’t even survive 90 overs as they were could just face 489 deliveries. The Indian openers Akhil Herwadkar and Faiz Fazal led a strong base and shared 74 runs for the first wicket before Herwadkar was caught by Peter Handscomb off DJ Worrall, who have recently being inducted into the Australian team for South Africa series. Fazal and Shreyas Iyer followed him to dressing room within a period 10 overs.

Manish Pandey along with his statemate Karun Nair stayed on the crease for a bit long but it was Pandey who was scoring runs and Nair’s bat was almost silent. In the 60 runs, a partnership between the two batsmen, Nair’s contribution was just 15 runs. He was playing quite slowly and consumed 63 balls for his 15 runs. No contribution from other end exerted pressure on Pandey and he was also dismissed on the score of 77 playing just 76 deliveries. Pandey’s wicket marked the start of an epic fall as India A lost last 6 wickets for just 42 runs.

There was a hope that captain Naman Ojha, who had a brilliant run on his last tour to Australia, will drive the ship safely but he disappointed scoring just 2 runs. The tailenders, however, made Australian bowlers wait for another 13 overs. India A scored 230 runs in 81.3 overs.

The Australia A openers Joe Burns and Cameron Bancroft had a tough task to survive last few moments of the day. Instead of facing any pressure, both of them played freely hitting regular boundaries of Indian bowlers. Handscomb opened his account with a boundary in the first over of the innings of Shardul Thakur, Joe Burns who played his first ball after completion of two overs also opened his account with a boundary followed by another of the same bowler.

Confused India A captain made an immediate change in the bowling line up handing over the ball to Hardik Pandya who conceded four runs in his over. In hope of a miracle, Ojha removed Varun Aaron and handed over the ball to Shahbaz Nadeem to ball the last over of the day. He was welcomed with a boundary by Bancroft.

The Australia A batsmen survived the last 6 overs of the day and put up 25 runs on the board. The Aussie batsmen will be looking to continue the good start and add as many runs as possible whereas the India A bowlers will be looking to take quick wickets like Australia A bowlers did.


5 India A players who could come into India senior team

India A won the quadrangular series played in Australia. There were some outstanding performances from individuals which will give selectors a headache to choose the Indian cricket team. With a busy home season ahead, if somebody gets injured or dropped these players could be selected on basis of the performances.

Here we look at 5 India A players who could come into India senior team soon.

  1. Manish Pandey

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Manish Pandey played an important role in India A victory. He was named as the captain of India A team after Naman Ojha was stripped off the captain role. Manish Pandey scored 359 runs in total with 2 centuries and 1 half century to his name. In the finals of the tournament he scored 61 runs which helped India to post a competitive total of 266. He is not a regular member of India senior team. For India senior team, he has played 4 One day internationals and also made his T20 debut on 17th July 2015. He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2015. In 2016 against Australia he scored a brilliant ton and helped India chase down a huge target. With a busy season coming up, Manish Pandey could be selected in One day international squad because of his power hitting capabilities.


Iyer and Jadhav rides India A to a superb win over NPS

The India A team led by batsman Manish Pandey cruised to a superb win over NPS in their second last group stage match. India A was chasing a total of 208, riding on the brilliant show of bowlers the visitors were able to stop the NPS batting line up on a total of 207 and chased the total with 12 overs still to go.

After winning the toss captain Manish Pandey decided to bowl first. The decision proved to be correct as the Indian speedster Varun Aaron claimed the first wicket on the first ball of the second over giving India A dream start. NPS recovered from that blow as MT Renshaw and SB Harper shared 76 runs for the second wicket. After Renshaw’s dismissal, Harper teamed up with MW Short and both put up 52 runs on the board.

This was the last half century partnership for NPS as soon after Harper’s dismissal, the team started losing consecutive wickets and the last 7 batsmen could just add 80 runs to the team’s total.

Varun Aaron topped the bowling chart with 3 wickets; other bowlers supported him well by controlling the flow of run at the other end as every regular bowler bowled under an economy rate of 4.00. Only the part-timer Shreyas Iyer who bowled 4 overs had an economy rate of 5.75.

The India A team had an easy target to chase, Mandeep Singh and Karun Nair opened the batting to chase an easy target but both of them were back in the changing room before completion of 10 overs on a personal score of 4 and 14 respectively. It looked like Indian team will face downfall as NPS as captain Manish Pandey too failed with the bat which increased concern in the Indian camp.

Shreyas Iyer and his senior Kedar Jadhav then took over the charge and shared a match-winning partnership of 135 runs between themselves. This partnership was the deciding factor of the match. Shreyas Iyer made some adjustments in his batting as per the demand of match. Jadhav too controlled himself but he was keeping up batting pace with regular singles and doubles. Iyer before getting out on a score of 62, ensured that team India is in a safe position.

Hardik Pandya joined Jadhav at the crease to complete the remaining task. Both of them celebrated India’s win when Jadhav took an off the second ball of 39 over from DJM Moody. Jadhav played a remarkable inning of 93 of just 83 balls which helped Indian team to register this win. He was awarded Man of the Match award for this miraculous innings.

India A will now face Australia A in their last group stage match.


Manish Pandey fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Indian batsman Manish Pandey has been charged 25 per cent of match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct in the ongoing Quadrangular series in Australia. Pandey expressed his discomfort over the decision by raising his right hand. Later, Pandey was found breaching Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct which is showing dissent over umpire’s decision. He committed a level 1 offence. As Pandey committed to the offence he was fined with 30 per cent of the match fees initially which was curtailed down to 25   per cent  afterwards by Match Referee Peter Marshall. Pandey was batting on 31 off 30 balls on Monday against National Performance Squad (NPS).

India A was performing well in the match as Pandey and Karun Nair had shared a 48 run partnership off 52 balls. Mitchell Swepson bowled the second ball of his over which struck on Pandey’s pads. Pandey could not judge the flipper as the ball struck him on pads. The ball went to Sam Heazlett at first slip who took a catch diving towards right.  Umpire’s finger went up straight away to which Pandey expressed his dissent. Pandey felt that the ball had not taken an inside edge and struck him right on the pads as the ball was going down the leg stump.

However, Pandey’s dismissal had no impact on the game’s outcome as India won convincingly against NPS  by 86 runs.

In this tournament Pandey so far ahs scored a hundred and a duck. India A have made a comeback in the series after a disappointing defeat at the hands of Australia A.

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Manish Pandey (Image Credit: Google)

Manish Pandey’s hundred help India A to beat South Africa A by 3 wicktes

India A notched up their first victory in the quadrangular series in Australia. The men in blue defeated South Africa A by three wickets. Manish Pandey’s hundred and Dhawal Kulkarni’s four-wicket haul led India A to beat South Africa at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville today.

Manish Pandey scored an unbeaten 100 runs off  105 balls to help India A to win the match. India in reply to South Africa’s 230 in 50 overs chased down the total in 48.4 overs.

India commencing the chase, lost the first wicket  in the 10th over of the match.  Karun Nair was the first Indian wicket to leave the crease. India also lost two quick wickets in Faiz Faizal and Mandeep Singh. However, Manish Pandey and Kedar  Jhadav built a  66 runs partnership that helped India to reached the halfway mark.

But Qaasim Adams picked the wicket of Yadav, as a result, India  again found themselves in a disturbing position.

Sanju Samson was dismissed for only 2 runs and Hardik Pandya scored a crucial 18 runs before being dismissed by Dane Paterson.

However, Manish Pandey from the other end kept the innings sailing. The other end was vulnerable to the South African bowlers. Jayant Yadav was dismissed for 1 run by Aaron Phangiso.

Dhawal Kulkarni defied the South African bowlers and scored unbeaten 18 runs and Pandey marched to score his hundred that helped India to reached the  required numbers to win the match by  three wickets.

Earlier, South Africans were restricted for 230 in 50 over . Dhawal Kulkarni took four wickets. David Miller scored  90, Qaasi Adams scored  52 and Theunis de Bruyn scored 40.

India in their first match of this series were bowled out for 55 and lost the match by eight wickets to Australia A team.


India A team bowled out for paltry 55 against Australia A

India A suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Australia A team in the second match of the Quadrangular A-Team  One Day Series at the Tony Ireland Stadium on Sunday.  The most disheartening thing for the Indians were that they were bowled out for a mere 55 runs after just 15. 4 overs. For visitors, allrounder Axar Patel was able to get into double figures, as he was the highest scorer with 15 runs.

With India A team being bowled out for only 55 it was a just a matter of time before Australia A reached the target.  Though they lost Marcus Stoinis (19) and Chris Lynn (0) early, the hosts surpassed the target in 17.1 overs. For India, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel grabbed a wicket each, returning figures of 1/17 and 1 for 8 respectively.

Kurtis Patterson and Marcus Stonis had commenced the chase for Australia. They got off to a steady start with the Indian bowlers failing to derail them. The first wicket stand  lasted for 37 runs and then Chahal got one to sneak through Stonis’ (19) defence in the 9th over Axar raised a few India hopes by getting rid of captain Lynn but Peter Handscomb (11) and Patterson (23) made sure Australia got to the target without further setbacks.

Earlier in the innings, fast bowler Chris Tremain wrecked havoc within the Indian batting order with pace and swing.  In the third over, he sent Karun Nair (7), Mandeep Singh (0) and Manish Pandey (0) packing with India struggling at 10 for 3.

After that, India couldn’t salvage their innings and Tremain was in no mood to let the visitors go off the hook too. In his next over, the seamer got rid of opener Faiz Fazal (3) and then castled youngster Sanju Samson (4).

After Tremain, it  was the turn of Daniel Worrall’s turn to grab wickets. The right arm pacer first sent back Kedar Jadhav (3) and then erased the tail enders. Worrall finished with figures of 5 for 25.

The only wicket that was left was Axar Patel who wicket was picked up by Michael Neser.

Indian A team currently at the bottom of the points table with one loss from a game and a run rate of -2.162.  Currently, Australia A is at the No.1 position while the National Performance Squad is at the second position and South Africa are at the third position. India A will meet South Africa A in the next match on August 17.


Video: A fabulous last over finish from the men in blue

2016 began on a rather somber note for the limited-overs outfit of team India. Embarking on a tour of Australia, India didn’t have an ideal time in the ODI leg, as they were drubbed 4-1 in the five-match ODI series. However, just the final result doesn’t paint the complete portrait as despite losing the series, the Indians were competitive in all the games and just lost out on the key plots which made an overall impact.

The MS Dhoni-led outfit headed into the fifth ODI at Sydney under immense pressure. India were 4-0 down and desperately needed a victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground to salvage some pride before the 3 match T20I series.

Needing a massive 331 to win the game, the Indians got off to an absolute flying start thanks to the elegance of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan right at the top. After the chase was steadied, rookie Manish Pandey was entrusted with the role in the middle order. Pandey set off from the word go with his productive stroke making and rotated the strike well.

After losing Rohit Sharma for 99, in walked skipper MS Dhoni, who seemed to be a tad out of form. Nevertheless, Dhoni was content playing second fiddle to the well set Pandey. Needing 13 to win the game off the last over, the Australians didn’t do themselves any favor as seamer Mitchell Marsh bowled a wide on the very first ball.

The next ball, a low full toss, was dispatched for a six by the ever calm and composed Dhoni and with 6 needed off 5; it was India’s game to lose. The tide once again turned as Dhoni was caught on the very next ball, trying to finish off the game. However, Dhoni played a masterstroke, moments before being caught, as when the ball was travelling towards the fielder, he asked Pandey to cross his end, so that the latter retained strike.

The move reaped rich rewards as Pandey hit a delicate boundary on the subsequent delivery to bring up his maiden ODI century and to get India closer. With just 2 needed off 3, Pandey took the aerial route to finish the game for India and seal off a memorable chase.

The last over the finish and eventual victory completely motivated the Indians; as they seemed unstoppable in the three-match T20I series which followed and went on to create history by becoming the first side ever to whitewash Australia in their own backyard.

Catch the video of that delightful last over finish below.


Is this the end of road for Suresh Raina?

Suresh Raina is arguably one of the best lower middle order batsman that India had over the past decade. However with youngsters making inroads to Team India via IPL, Suresh Raina’s place in the team is being questioned by many across the nation.

Raina who has played many match winning innings for India in the past has made his presence felt especially in the limited overs format but the player has seen a huge dip in form while representing India in 2016.

The southpaw played a match winning innings against Australia in the 3rd T20I as India won the series 3-0. Raina, however, has lost his touch after that as he managed to make only 130 runs in 10 outings which include Asia Cup, T20 World Cup and a home series against Sri Lanka.

Despite having a very good IPL, the place for Raina in current Indian team is not secure especially with KL Rahul playing at a whole new level in Zimbabwe series.

However, Raina remains confident to make a comeback and reclaim his spot in Indian national team.

“You may call whatever you want – whether I was rested or dropped (for the Zimbabwe trip). One-day, T20 or Test matches, I will strive to get back my place in the Indian teams,” Suresh Raina said on his selection for Zimbabwe tour.

The Indian middle order has failed miserably during the course of 2016 as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli scored the bulk of the runs with Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni playing handy knocks at times. With the middle order looking so penetrable, BCCI has looked for new players who have performed well in IPL and has given a chance to them.

KL Rahul has made the most of the opportunity to seize his place in Team India’s limited overs team as he piled up 197 runs in 3 ODIs after getting out only once in the process.

This means there is an in-form KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane and captain MS Dhoni for the three available middle order places in Team India with Ravindra Jadeja playing as an all-rounder at No.7. The path gets only tougher for Suresh Raina as the race will get tougher will lot of young talented youngsters looking to grab the place in Team India.

The likes of Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu, Karun Nair are already in contention for the place which would mean Suresh Raina need to play his skin out in the upcoming domestic season and hope some of the above-mentioned players fail to play to their potential which would lead to his comeback into Team India.

But with so many players fighting for the places in Team India, the future seems very bleak for the southpaw as a new domestic season set to start in about three months.

KL Rahul becomes 1st Indian to score century on ODI debut
KL Rahul becomes 1st Indian to score century on ODI debut

Top 10 Indian players with highest ODI debut score

Making debut for a big cricketing nation like India itself is an achievement for any cricketer. The amount of pressure that will be on the batsman when he walks out for the first time to bat for India is enormous. Here, we look at the top 10 brilliant knocks made by the players in their ODI debut for Team India.

10. Ravindra Jadeja – 60

Sir Jadeja has made an immediate impact for India as he played a lonely innings as India lost the match by 68 runs. Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni fired but Jadeja played with tail as India were all-out for 252. Despite the loss, India has found a reliable all-rounder in Jadeja as he made an impressive 60*(77) in which he hammered 5 boundaries.


India’s predicted line up for the first ODI against Zimbabwe

The international cricket will back again among the Indian cricket folks as  Indian novices under the experienced captain MS Dhoni will start their African campaign  against Zimbabwe tomorrow.  The first ODI of the three-match ODI and three matches T20 series will be played at  the Harare Cricket Club.

BCCI selectors have chosen a young team giving much-needed rest to key players like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rohit Sharma.

This is especially exposure tour for the youngsters. The vision of BCCI is clear  as the 2017 Champions Trophy is just a year away BCCI wants to keep a strong reserve bench .

So youngsters like  KL  Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu  will have a good opportunity to prove them as  good batsmen under pressure situation  while bowler like Barinder Sran, Rishi Dhawan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat have another opportunity to prove the worth of their selection.

They have given India’s most successful limited over captain MS Dhoni to lead them. Dhoni himself will  have to seat at home as India will take off for 49 days long West Indies tour under the captaincy of Virat Kohli  in July. The next time Dhoni will play for India in September when New Zealand will visit India to play three Test and five ODI matches.

The members of 15 men squad will have an opportunity to everybody keeping the core strength intact as  India can’t worth a loss to Zimbabwe.

However, one has to keep in mind that this Zimbabwe side will comparatively  better experience than India and   have the capability to register an upset victory over MS Dhoni’s India.

So Dhoni should choose his best XI in ODI in the first match  to understand the group of a new player as all of them coming directly from IPL.  They are all fresh from their IPL experience so they would like to show their caliber in front of captain Dhoni. An impressive performance in front of Dhoni may chance their cricket career.

Predicted XI:  MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicketkeeper), Lokesh Rahul,  Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Rishi Dhawan, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Dhawal Kulkarni, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Time: Local time 9 am, IST 12.30

Date: 12.06.2016

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