David Warner expressed his love for India and how his daughters love the country in an Instagram post before the second India-Australia ODI.
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Kuldeep Yadav feels that the wrist-spin offers more options for taking wickets than conventional finger-spin.
The Eden Gardens pitch has changed its character after the whole centre square was re-laid in the lead-up to the World T20. On the surface, the pitch provides Australian seamers an opportunity to improve their record and level the ongoing series.
India’s outdoor practice session was cancelled at Kolkata and MS Dhoni decided to head out and hone his pistol shooting skills. India and Australia are set to play the second ODI on Thursday.
David Warner was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav provoked him to cut a ball and ended up edging it to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. He believes it is something that he can repeat. India lead the five-match ODI series 1-0 .
When it was raining, India made use of the dressing room lawn to play some football. Australia too had to cancel its outdoor training session even though the covers were removed for the first time in 48 hours.
India vs Australia in the second ODI has strong chances of showers with weather predicted to be cloudy throughout the day. India lead the series 1-0 after their 26 run win in the first ODI in Chennai.
Steve Smith said his most memorable ODI innings was century in the 2015 World Cup semi-final against India. Smith said, “I would probably say my most memorable innings is the century I scored against India at the SCG in the semifinals.”
Australia captain Steve Smith backed his teammates to deliver and said the visitors have enough talent at their disposal to challenge India in the remaining ODI games. Smith showered special praise on Dhoni for playing another finisher’s role to perfection.
The second ODI between India and Australia, to be played in Kolkata at the Eden Gardens, could well be hit by rain as well with dark clouds hovering above the city. The weather prediction for Thursday also has rain in the horizon in the evening.
Adam Zampa was candid enough to reveal the uncertainty factor for an Australian leggie on Indian grounds. It concerns relatively smaller fields and little margin for error for wrist spinners, length-wise.
Asked whether MS Dhoni would play in the coming 2019 World Cup, Michael Clarke said, “Don’t ask me whether he will play in the 2019 World Cup. He will play in 2023.”
Initially, the sale of tickets was to take place until tomorrow, but a large number of fans turned up at the Holkar stadium since last night, forcing MPCA to close the sale on Tuesday.
With a cloudy atmosphere surrounding Eden Gardens and covers on the ground, Australia’s opener David Warner decided to explore the city of joy, Kolkata, with his family.