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ICC World Cup 2019: Australian All-rounder Marcus Stoinis Ruled Out of Sri Lanka Match

Australian all rounder Marcus Stoinis will miss the game against Sri Lanka due to side strain. The skipper Aaron Finch confirmed the news while speaking to media on Friday.

The talented all rounder already missed the match against Pakistan mid week. His absence was clearly felt on Wednesday, as Australia missed a fifth bowler in their team. Both Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch tried their arm but were not effective enough against Pakistan.

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Australia do not have another seam bowling all rounder in their team at the moment. So, they flown in Mitchell Marsh as a backup to Marcus Stoinis. However, captain Finch revealed that Stoinis’ recovery will be assessed after Sri Lanka game

“He won’t be available again for tomorrow. He hasn’t bowled yet in his recovery over the last couple of days,” Finch told on Friday. “So having four days between this game and the next game, I think that will be the ideal time to really test him out and assess him.

Marcus Stoinis has a very important role in Australian cricket team for this world cup.

Australia are set to face Sri Lanka in an important game at Kennington Oval on Friday. However, they will continue to rely on their part timers for this match. But with Mitchell Marsh in the mix, the team will definitely take a call on Marcus Stoinis’ injury before their next game after Sri Lanka.

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“But I think over the over the next five, six days, there will be a call made on that, just based on what he can and can’t do. We’ve seen him batting and running, no problem. Just he hasn’t tried to bowl yet. Just waiting for the injury to settle down a bit more.”

Australian cricket fans will be hopeful of Marcus Stoinis’ recovery. Although, he did not impress in the match against India, Stoinis brings the perfect balance to this Australian side. The defending champions will play against Bangladesh next week.

However, there are four days in between the two matches. The team management are doing their best to help Stoinis gain full fitness. He received throw downs from Ricky Ponting and  spin consultant Sridharan Sriram at the indoor nets on Friday.

Despite his incredible potential, Marcus Stoinis needs to play bigger knocks with his bat. He is a very important player and it is hard to believe that he did not cross 20 mark over his last 6 innings.

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ICC World Cup 2019: Marcus Stoinis Ruled Out Of Pakistan’s Clash, Mitchell Marsh Flying To England

Yet another key player in the ICC World Cup 2019 picks up an injury. The all-rounder of Australia Marcus Stoinis picked up a side strain, which will see him stay away from the upcoming clash against Pakistan cricket team. Meanwhile, the lanky all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was asked to travel to England as a precautionary measure.

The right-handed all-rounder has been their vital cog in the ODI format of the game. He already got a lot to deliver on his shoulder during the crunch moments of the game. But, unfortunately, he suffered a side strain when it mattered the most for Australia.

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Marcus Stoinis picked up side strain:

Meanwhile, the other all-rounder Mitchell Marsh gets the call-up to join the side. In a case of a serious strain to Marcus Stoinis, he will be drafted into the main squad. Perhaps, this would be the glorious chance for Mitchell Marsh to settle in the squad.

ICC rules state that a player ruled out of the World Cup can’t be added back to the squad. Marsh was supposed to be in England for the A tour later this month. But, his departure from Australia was fast-tracked to allow the option of a back-up allrounder

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In between, the Australian team would hope no such thing happens, as Marcus Stoinis has been their match-winner in the last couple of years.

The injury to Marcus Stoinis was caused when he was involved in the team against the Indian National Cricket Team. Though he leaked runs in his initial overs, he came back well in the death overs by picking the wickets of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the Indian Skipper Virat Kohli.

However, he didn’t have the best of the times with the bat. He was cleaned up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his 2nd delivery, which saw Alex Carey run out of partners in the end.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 17): Australia vs Pakistan – Stats Preview

The defending champions Australia will face Pakistan on Wednesday (12th June) in the match 17 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton).

Australia and Pakistan both have played three matches in this tournament. After winning their first two matches of this tournament (against Afghanistan and Windies), Australia suffered a defeat against India.

Meanwhile, after Pakistan suffered a big defeat against Windies, they beat the host England in their second match of this tournament. Their last match against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain washout.

Also Read : ICC World Cup 2019: Australia vs Pakistan, Taunton — Australia’s Predicted Playing XI

Ahead of Australia vs Pakistan, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall Australia Pakistan
Highest total 373/6 (50 overs) by India against Sri Lanka on 26th May 1999
Lowest completed total 172 (41.1 overs) by Afghanistan against New Zealand on 8th June 2019
Highest score 183 by Sourav Ganguly against Sri Lanka on 26th May 1999
Best bowling 5.31 by Robin Singh against Sri Lanka on 26th May 1999

 

Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting

Overall
Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 4 2 2
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 251.63 (5.37) 276.75 (5.50) 226.5 (5.21)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, only incomplete innings have been excluded. Included all the completed innings and target reached)

 Also Read : ICC World Cup 2019: Match 17, Pakistan vs Australia – Pakistan’s Predicted Playing XI

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
Australia -/-
Pakistan -/-

 

Australia vs Pakistan

Stats Total ODIs Australia Won Pakistan Won Tied/No Result
Overall 103 67 32 1/3
At neutral venues 36 24 11 0/1
In England 8 5 3 0/0
At  The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton) -/-
In the World Cup 9 5 4 0/0
In last 10 ODIs 10 9 1 0/0

 

Players’ stats

Australia cricketers’ stats

i) Marcus Stoinis (982 runs) needs to score 18 more runs to complete his 1,000 ODI runs. He has also taken 30 ODI wickets. Till the date, 18 Aussie cricketers have scored 1,000 runs and also taken at least 25 wickets in ODI career.

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Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: Getty Images)

ii) Opener David Warner (4,470 runs) is 30 runs away to complete his 4,500 ODI runs as an opener. He will be the fourth Australian opening batsman to score 4,500 ODI runs.

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iii) The right-arm pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile (49 wickets) is one wicket away to complete his 50 ODI wickets.

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Pakistan cricketers’ stats

i) Leg-spinner Shadab Khan (49 wickets) needs to take one more wicket to complete his 50 ODI wickets. He will become the 11th Pakistan spinner to take 50 or more ODI wickets.

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ii) Off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez (245 wickets) needs to take five more wickets to complete his 250 international wickets. As a right-handed batsman, he has also scored 12,021 runs in the international career. With five more wickets, Hafeez will be the fifth overall cricketer and first Pakistan cricketer to score 12,000 international runs as well as to take 250 international wickets.

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iii) Senior cricketer Shoaib Malik (96 catches) needs to take four more catches to complete his 100 ODI catches. Malik will be the fourth Pakistan non-wicketkeeper to take 100 or more ODI catches.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 14): India vs Australia – Stats Preview

On Sunday, India and Australia will face each other in the match 14 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at The Oval (London).

India will play their second game of this tournament as they won their first match of this tournament against South Africa by six wickets.

Meanwhile, the defending champions Australia won their first two matches of this tournament. After beating Afghanistan by seven wickets, Australia defeated Windies by 15 runs. The Sunday match will be Australia’s third match of this tournament.

Ahead of the India vs Australia match, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (The Oval, London)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall India Australia
Highest total 398/5 (50 overs) by New Zealand against England on 12th June 2015 321/6 (50 overs) against Sri Lanka on 8th June 2017 328/5 (60 overs) against Sri Lanka on 11th June 1975
Lowest completed total 103 (41 overs) by England against South Africa on 22nd May 1999 158 (30.3 overs) against Pakistan on 18th June 2017 192 (53.4 overs) against West Indies on 14th June 1975
Highest score 176* by Evin Lewis (West Indies) against England on 27th September 2017 125 by Shikhar Dhawan against Sri Lanka on 8th June 2017 125* by Greg Chappell against England on 6th June 1977
Best bowling 6/42 by Umar Gul (Pakistan) against England on 17th September 2010 5/36 by Ravindra Jadeja against West Indies on 11th June 2013 5/32 by Ryan Harris against England on 30th June 2010

 

Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting

Overall

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 68 28 40
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 235.69 (4.97) 251.60 (5.02) 219.31 (4.91)

In last 10 completed ODIs

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 10 4 6
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 266.65 (5.84) 290.90 (5.92) 242.40 (5.74)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, only incomplete innings have been excluded. Included all the completed innings and target reached)

 

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at The Oval (London)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
India 15 5 9 0/1
Australia 15 8 6 0/1

 

India vs Australia

Stats Total ODIs India Won Australia Won Tied/No Result
Overall 136 49 77 0/10
At Neutral Venues 24 9 12 0/3
In England 3 1 2 0/0
At The Oval (London) 1 0 1 0/0
In the World Cup 11 3 8 0/0
In last 10 ODIs 10 5 5 0/0

 

Players’ stats

Indian cricketers’ stats

i) Shikhar Dhawan (8,988 runs) is 12 runs away to complete his 9,000 runs in the international career. He will be the fourth left-handed Indian batsman and 15th overall Indian batsman to score 9,000 runs in the international career.

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ii) Ravindra Jadeja (397 wickets) is three wickets behind from the 400 international wickets. He will be the seventh Indian bowler and second Indian left-arm bowler to pick up 400 or more international wickets.

Also Read  : ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 14): India vs Australia – Stats Preview

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Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: Getty Images)

iii) All-rounder Hardik Pandya (97 wickets) is three wickets behind to complete his 100 international wickets.

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Australian cricketers’ stats

i) Marcus Stoinis (982 runs) is 18 runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs. He has also taken 28 ODI wickets. He will be the 19th Aussie cricketer to score 1,000 runs and also to take at least 25 wickets in ODI career.

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Marcus Stoinis

ii) Nathan Coulter-Nile (48 wickets) is two wickets away to complete his 50 ODI wickets.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 10): Australia vs Windies – Stats Preview

Australia and Windies will meet on Thursday (6th June) at Trent Bridge (Nottingham) during the match 10 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

During this match, Australia and Windies both will play their second match of this tournament. In their first game of this tournament, Australia beat Afghanistan by seven wickets. Meanwhile, Windies also claimed a seven-wicket victory against Pakistan in their tournament opener.

Before Australia vs Windies game, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (Trent Bridge, Nottingham)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall Australia Windies
Highest total 481/6 (50 overs) by England against Australia on 19th June 2018 320/9 (60 overs) against India on 13th June 1983 289/5 (50 overs) against England on 7th July 2007
Lowest completed total 83 (23 overs) by South Africa against England on 26th August 2008 197 (57.1 overs) against Pakistan on 13th June 1979 179 (48.3 overs) against England on 2nd June 1984
Highest score 171 by Alex Hales (England) against Pakistan on 30th August 2016 126 by Ricky Ponting against England on 15th September 2009 82* by Runako Morton and 82 by Chris Gayle both against England on 7th July 2007
Best bowling 6/25 by Kuldeep Yadav (India) against England on 12th July 2018 6/39 by Ken MacLeay against India on 13th June 1983 4/27 by Oshane Thomas against Pakistan on 31st May 2019

 

Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting

Overall

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 44 19 25
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 237.84 (4.97) 256.43 (5.09) 219.24 (4.84)

In last 10 completed ODIs

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 9 4 5
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 290.90 (6.55) 313.50 (6.64) 268.30 (6.44)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, only incomplete innings have been excluded. Included all the completed innings and target reached)

(Special Note: Overall – In addition, two more ODIs had the tie results at this venue; In last 10 completed ODIs – In addition, one had the tie result at this venue)

 

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at Trent Bridge (Nottingham)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
Australia 8 3 4 1/0
Windies 8 6 1 0/1

 

Australia vs Windies

Stats Total ODIs Australia Won Windies Won Tied/No Result
Overall 139 73 60 3/3
At neutral venues 14 7 7 0/0
In England 5 1 4 0/0
At Trent Bridge (Nottingham) -/-
In the World Cup 9 4 5 0/0
In last 10 ODIs 10 9 1 0/0

 

Players’ stats

Australia cricketers’ stats

i) The left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc (146 wickets) is four wickets away to complete his 150 ODI wickets. While he has played 76 ODIs, there is no bowler to take 150 ODI wickets in less than 78 ODIs (former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq achieved this feat in 78 ODIs).

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Mitchell Starc (Image Credit: Google)

ii) Marcus Stoinis (963 runs) is 37 runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs. Stoinis, who has picked up 28 ODI wickets too, will become the 19th Australian cricketer to score 1,000 ODI runs and also to take at least 25 ODI wickets.

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Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: BCCI)

iii) David Warner (49 catches) is one catch away to take 50 ODI catches.

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David Warner (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Windies cricketers’ stats

i) Chris Gayle (120 catches) is one catch away to become the most ODI catch-taker for Windies as a non-wicketkeeper. Gayle is currently the joint record holder along with Carl Hooper who also took 120 ODI catches.

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ii) Chris Gayle (994 runs) is six runs away to complete his 1,000 runs in Cricket World Cup. Gayle will be the third Caribbean cricketer to score 1,000 runs in Cricket World Cup for Windies. Brian Lara (1,225 runs) and Sir Viv Richards (1,013 runs) were the first two Caribbean cricketers to score 1,000 runs in CWC.

iii) Andre Russell (998 runs) needs to score two more runs to complete his 1,000 ODI runs. Russell will be the 11th Windies cricketer and 100th overall cricketer to score 1,000 ODI runs as well as to take 50 or more ODI wickets. He has taken 67 wickets in ODI career.

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Andre Russell

iv) Shimron Hetmyer (906 runs) is 94 runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs.

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v) The off-spinner Ashley Nurse (49 wickets) is one wicket away to complete his 50 ODI wickets. He will be the sixth Windies spinner to take 50 or more ODI wickets.

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Ashley Nurse

vi) Windies captain Jason Holder (95 wickets) is five wickets away to complete his 100 ODI wickets as captain. He will be the first Windies captain to take 100 ODI wickets.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 4): Afghanistan vs Australia – Stats Preview

On Saturday (1st June), Afghanistan and the defending champions Australia will start their campaign in 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup when they face each other at County Ground (Bristol) in the day/night encounter.

It will be the second Cricket World Cup experience for Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the defending champions Australia has won the record five Cricket World Cups.

Ahead of their tournament opener, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

  • In the Cricket World Cup history, it will be the first day/night encounter in England.

Venue stats (County Ground, Bristol)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall Afghanistan Australia
Highest total 369/9 (50 overs) by England against West Indies on 24th September 2017 272/5 (49.3 overs) against England on 10th June 2001
Lowest completed total 92 (24.5 overs) by Zimbabwe against England on 6th July 2003 252/9 (50 overs) against England on 19th June 2005
Highest score 151 by Imam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) against England on 14th May 2019 102 by Ricky Ponting against England on 10th June 2001
Best bowling 5/25 by Sir Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) against Sri Lanka on 13th June 1983 3/42 by Brad Hogg against England on 19th June 2005

 

Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting

Overall

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 16 7 9
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 234.58 (5.23) 244.53 (5.18) 224.00

In last 10 completed ODIs

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 10 4 6
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 226.65 (5.37) 234.10 (5.24) 219.20 (5.50)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, incomplete innings have been excluded)

 

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at County Ground (Bristol)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
Afghanistan -/-
Australia 2 1 1 0/0

 

Afghanistan vs Australia

Stats Total ODIs Afghanistan Won Australia Won Tied/No Result
Overall 2 0 2 0/0
At neutral venues 1 0 1 0/0
In England -/-
At

County Ground (Bristol)

In the World Cup 1 0 1 0/0

 

Players’ stats

Afghanistan cricketers’ stats

i) Samiullah Shinwari (45 wickets) is five wickets away to complete his 50 ODI wickets. While he has already scored 1,737 ODI runs, he will be the second Afghanistan cricketer to score 1,000+ runs and also to take 50 wickets in ODI career. Mohammad Nabi is the first Afghanistan cricketer to achieve this feat as he has scored 2,592 ODI runs and also has taken 118 ODI wickets.

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Samiullah Shinwari (Image Credit: Google)

 

Australia cricketers’ stats

i) Marcus Stoinis (963 runs) needs to score 37 more runs to complete his 1,000 ODI runs. Stoinis, who has picked up 26 ODI wickets too, will become the 19th Australian cricketer to score 1,000 ODI runs and also to take at least 25 wickets.

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Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: BCCI)

ii) The left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc (145 wickets) is five wickets away to complete 150 ODI wickets. He has played 75 ODIs till the date. No bowler has achieved this feat before 78 ODIs (former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq achieved this feat in 78 ODIs).

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Mitchell Starc
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Lasith Malinga Gives Marcus Stoinis a Lesson on Slower Delivery

The Sri Lankan seamer, Lasith Malinga taught Marcus Stoinis his special slow-ball delivery after the practice match between Australia and Sri Lanka. It was the final practice match of Sri Lanka before they head towards ICC Men’s World Cup 2019. Sri Lanka lost the game to Australia by five wickets.

The slow ball is a variation that the veteran pacer uses as his wicket-taking option in cricket. In the recently-concluded Indian Premier League, Malinga used this technique in the last over registering a one-run win in the final of the tournament against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He played for Rohit Sharma-led franchise, Mumbai Indians and scalped 16 wickets during the season.

The prodigious pair hung back together after the final warm-up match between the teams. Malinga shared his slow-ball trick with the Australian medium pacer, also the all-rounder. He showed the excellent sportsman spirit and taught Stoinis the slow-ball deliveries which he has been asking for since the IPL season 12.

Whoever Wants to Know, I’ll Help Them: Malinga

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Malinga has a habit of doing extra hard work and keeps practising on variations of bowling. This is how he can maintain his image as the canniest bowler even after losing his initial speed. He believes variety and practice are the two keys to keep taking wickets in the match. And since Stoinis wanted to practice with him to learn his slow-ball delivery, Malinga tried to teach him.

“Variations is very important in the short-format game. During IPL also he (Stoinis) had wanted to know how I bowl [it],” Malinga explained to presspersons after the match in Southampton on Monday, 28 May.

“I wanted to give him tips – that’s how cricket moves forward. Whoever wants to know, I will help them. I’ll share tricks on how to bowl slow balls, which situation you will use it, why you want to use the slow one,” added the hat-trick taker.

Telling about his ability to tag wickets at the crucial moment in a match, Malinga sends down at least “12 to 18 balls” and challenges himself to focus and be accurate even after getting tired following a practice session.

“Skill comes first, and then you have to analyse the game. That’s two things a bowler needs to [do well],” he said.

Sri Lanka had lost both of the warm-up matches. They lost the first one to South Africa by 87 runs. However, they are looking forward to learning their mistakes from the two games and avoid repeating them in the tournament. Sri Lanka will begin their World Cup 2019 campaign against New Zealand on June 1.

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ICC World Cup 2019: Top All-Rounders to Watch out For

With the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) in its final phase, the count down to the gala event of the One-day format in cricket has just begun. Teams have announced their squads, each representing their best and strongest for the event. And none of the teams could be mistaken for an underdog going for the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019.

Every team has strengthened their squads with decent batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders respectively. Whereas the all-rounder can be handy in batting and bowling and in between, the bowling all-rounders could prove goods with the bowl in death overs. There are also some genuine all-rounders who are seen as the match winners.

The all-rounder is a blessing for any team, especially in a big event like the World Cup. The world has seen some rare of the all-rounders in cricket and even rarest of those being all-time favourites listed in the history of cricket.

Here is the list of five of such all-rounders who’d make up a good impression in the World Cup.

Top Five All-Rounders To Watch Out For:

Hardik Pandya(India):

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Hardik Pandya lends stability in the team. Photo Credit: AFP.

Indian selectors have recently announced the name of the players for the World Cup 2019 and Hardik Pandya’s name in the list did not surprise fans. Pandya has been fabulous on the field. He has been picking all important wickets for his team.

After Kapil Dev retired from Indian cricket, Pandya has come forward as a bright prospect to emerge as the perfect all-rounder for the team. He scores quick, raising the runs-chart in his favour, at the most crucial point for his team. He is known for being evil to spinners and bouncing them off with his six-hitting spree.

Pandya’s consistency in the game makes him one of the most dreaded batsmen of the limited-overs cricket. And he will continue to make a stronger batting order for the Team India Whilst his experience in England makes him even more dangerous for the opponents.

Mitchell Santner(New Zealand):

Mitchell Santner

The Kiwis spinner is not only good with the ball, but also can display a good show with his bat. Last year, in their opening match of the first ODI against England, Santner’s unbeaten 27-ball 45 propelled the team to their first win with four balls to spare.

While hunting down a target, Mitchell is proven lower-order batsman for New Zealand. With tricks for bowling up his sleeves, he is more technical with his bat. With a strike rate of approximately 90, Santner had scored 826 runs in 59 matches, where 67 has been his highest score.

Santner has been economical with runs, conceding just 4.9 for 63 wickets in the overall ODI matches. Even in the 17 matches, he had played since last year, he had conceded only 5.4 runs per over in three of them.

Ben Stokes(England):

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Ben Stokes.. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Ben Stokes had emerged as one of the finest players of England over the years, changing the dynamics of English cricket. He is one of the deadliest all-rounders of England with infectious energy on the field.

While he is aggressive with his bat on the field, he has a knack of providing breakthroughs for his team when nothing seems to work.

Stokes had picked 63 wickets in 79 ODI matches of his career, conceding around six in an over, while 2088 are his total ODI scores. Even though he has not been consistent, his ruthlessness on the field makes him as one of the most potent contenders for the World Cup.

Marcus Stoinis (Australia):

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The right-handed batsman and a medium pacer, Marcus Stoinis had been remarked as the ‘biggest threat’ by Virat Kohli – one of the best batsmen in the world. The Aussie all-rounder is a limited overs specialist for the Australian team.

In his 33 ODI matches career, Stoinis had scored 963 runs at a strike rate of 93.5 and had collected about 26 wickets for the team. While over the past year he had been able to snatch 391 runs from his 18 ODIs.

Mohammad Nabi(Afghanistan):

Mohammad Nabi IPL 2018

The Afghan cricketer is currently in limelight for his performance with the ball in the ongoing IPL event His famous four-wicket haul for just 11 runs had torn apart the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Earlier, this year in February, the all-rounder Nabi combined his 49 runs off 40 balls with that of Najibullah Zadran – to register Afghanistan’s first win in the three-match T20I series. He ensured the team’s eighth consecutive win against Ireland.

When the team is under pressure and need an urgent wicket, Nabi comes up as a threat for an opponent team. He is a perfect player for any short format and is capable of batting or bowling at either order of the match.

In 111 ODI matches, Nabi had scored 2579 runs and plucked 118 wickets releasing just 4.25 runs in an over.

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IPL 2019: RCB’s Marcus Stoinis Feels Fortunate for Their Present Position

After the lengthy disastrous beginning, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has finally found their form in the ongoing IPL 2019. While they are still far away from the playoffs qualification, the all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has claimed that they are focusing match by match.

In the ongoing IPL season, RCB suffered their worst-ever IPL start. They lost their all the first six matches of this season before opening their points tally by winning their seventh game of this season.  At present, they are in a better situation after winning four out of their last five matches.

Though RCB is at the last position (eighth) in the points table with eight points, they are still in the contention for the playoffs.

However, they will also have to look out the other team results – to stay in the playoffs qualification process.

Marcus Stoinis revealed their present mindset

Meanwhile, Stoinis is not interested in thinking about their playoffs qualification. At the present moment, he wants to focus match by match.

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Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: IPL)

After their latest victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Stoinis said, “I hope we don’t change [the thinking]. We’re fortunate we are not in a position where we can think too far ahead anyways. I don’t know what the equations are but we can’t do much now apart from just win the games. We now go to Delhi, and if we win that we cross the next bridge. So you just go, express yourself, and have fun.”

RCB will play their next match against the host side Delhi Capitals (DC) at Delhi on 28th of April.

Talking about their present fearless attitude, Stoinis added, “When you lose a couple of games, you try and play not to lose rather than play to win. It takes certain individuals to turn that around and we’ve had a few guys stand up who’ve made runs and taken wickets in big situations. We’ve started winning some close games as well which has given everyone confidence.”

Marcus Stoinis about his last match partnership with AB de Villiers

Stoinis played a crucial role for RCB in their previous match against KXIP which they won by 17 runs. After losing the toss, the host side RCB managed to score 202/4 (20 overs) in the first innings. When Stoinis came to bat, RCB was struggling on 81/4. But then he and AB de Villiers provided an unbeaten 121-run partnership, for the fifth wicket that helped the side to cross the 200-run mark.

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AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: Twitter)

While the hero of the match AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 82 off 44 balls, Stoinis was not out on 46 runs off 34 balls. Stoinis took a little bit of time to settle down in that match as once he scored 26 runs off 30 balls. But in the last four balls of that innings, Stoinis scored 20 runs, and it was the turning point of the match.

Talking about that innings, Stoinis said, “The plan was to put the ego away a little bit. If you’ve got a plan and you are doing it for the team, you have to trust it. Fortunately AB was at the other end. We knew that once we were in and seen a few balls, we could capitalise.”

In reply, KXIP only managed to score 185/7 (20 overs), and RCB secured their third consecutive victory. Stoinis also took one wicket in the second innings of that match as his bowling figures were 2-0-13-1.

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RCB finished on the bottom of the IPL 2019 points table. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.
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IPL 2019, Match 42: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab – Statistical Highlights

On Wednesday (24th April) night, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) claimed their third consecutive victory after beating Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 17 runs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru). To talk about the RCB vs KXIP statistical highlights, we bring you a lot in the numbers game.

After the visiting side decided to field first, RCB managed to score 202 for four in 20 overs. In reply, the visiting team scored only 185 for seven in 20 overs.

Brief Scores:  RCB – 202/4 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 82*, Marcus Stoinis 46*; Ravichandran Ashwin 1/15)

KXIP – 185/7 in 20 overs (Nicholas Pooran 46, KL Rahul 42; Umesh Yadav 3/36)

The result – RCB won by 17 runs

Here are some of RCV vs KXIP statistical highlights of the match:

(Teams’ stats)

RCB

i) RCB scored 202/4 in 20 overs.

  • It is the fifth highest total for RCB against KXIP.
Total (Overs) Venue Date
226/3 (20) Bengaluru 6th May 2015
211/3 (15) Bengaluru 18th May 2016
205/6 (20) Bengaluru 6th May 2011
204/2 (18.5) Bengaluru 16th March 2010
202/4 (20) Bengaluru 24th April 2019

ii) RCB won this match by 17 runs.

  • It was the fourth consecutive victory for RCB against KXIP. Last time KXIP beat RCB on 5th May 2017.

KXIP

i) KXIP was restricted to 185/7 in 20 overs.

  • It is the third highest total for KXIP against RCB at M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru).
Total (Overs) Date
203/3 (20) 16th March 2010
198/8 (20) 9 May 2014
185/7 (20) 24 April 2019

(Players’ stats)

AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis

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AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) RCB batsmen AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis put an unbroken 121-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

  • It is the highest partnership for the fifth wicket for RCB. Their previous record was 95 runs partnership between Virat Kohli and Jacques Kallis against Deccan Chargers at Bengaluru on 8th April 2010.
  • It is the fourth highest partnership for the fifth wicket in IPL history.
Partners (Team) Partnership runs Opposition Venue Date
Shakib Al Hasan & Yusuf Pathan (Kolkata Knight Riders) 134* Gujarat Lions Kolkata 8th May 2016
Owais Shah & Angelo Mathews (Kolkata Knight Riders) 130* Deccan Chargers Mumbai 12th March 2010
David Miller & Rajagopal Sathish (Kings XI Punjab) 130* Royal Challengers Bangalore Mohali 6th May 2013
AB de Villiers & Marcus Stoinis (Royal Challengers Bangalore) 121* Kings XI Punjab Bengaluru 24th April 2019

KL Rahul

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KL Rahul (Image Credit: IPL)

i) Playing his 93rd T20 innings, KL Rahul completed his 3,000 T20 runs and has scored 3,029 T20 runs by the end of this match.

  • KL Rahul is the fastest Indian batsman (by the number of innings) to complete 3,000 T20 runs. The previous record holders were Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina as both completed their 3,000 runs in 107 T20 innings.
  • KL Rahul is the joint fifth fastest batsman (by the number of innings) to complete 3,000 T20 runs (Mike Hussey also completed his 3,000 T20 runs in 93 innings). Shaun Marsh (85 innings), Chris Gayle (87 innings), Aaron Finch (90 innings) and Babar Azam (92 innings) are ahead of KL Rahul in this list.

Umesh Yadav

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Umesh Yadav (Image Credit: IPL)

i) By the end of this match, Umesh Yadav has taken 29 T20 wickets against KXIP.

  • While Umesh Yadav has picked up all the 29 wickets against KXIP in IPL. He is the most wicket-taker in IPL history against one particular side. Dwayne Bravo is in the second position who has bagged 28 IPL wickets against Mumbai Indians.
  • Umesh is the most wicket-taking bowler against KXIP in T20 cricket history. During this match, the right-arm pacer surpassed Sunil Narine who has got 26 T20 wickets against KXIP.
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