Australia T20 squad for Sri Lanka

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has been recalled into the squad for the next month's two-match Twenty20 internationals series against Sri Lanka.

The 27-year-old was into a shock when the 15-man ODI squad was announced last month but now the Victorian has held his place for the T20 matches to be played next month.

However Usman Khawaja, Josh Hazlewood and Mitch Marsh are all three has been ruled out of the squad that played in the World T20 earlier this year.

First T20 – Pallekele Stadium, 6 September.
Second T20 – R. Premadasa Stadium, 9 September.

Australia T20 squad: David Warner (capt), Scott Boland, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.

Virat Kohli becomes 1st Indian captain to win two Tests in the Caribbean Island

India’s stunning performance in the fourth test against the West Indies at St. Lucia leads them a remarkable victory..

The proactive style of strokes from the Indian batsman with the likes of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane helped the Tourists to post a decent target for the hosts. 

Eventually, India have won its third consecutive Test series in the Caribbean Island. Indian tests skipper Virat Kohli has gone a step further as the 27-year-old became the first Indian captain ever to win two tests in the West Indies.

This is also India’s third back to back victory under Kohli’s captaincy, after a 2-1 win against Sri Lanka, followed by a 3-0 massacre of South Africa at home, and now, a surprising 2-0 lead over the West Indies in a four match tests series.

Here is the table showing the record of Indian captains in the West Indies.

MarginTestsYearCaptainWins at venue(s)
1-051971Ajit WadekarPort of Spain
1-042006Rahul DravidKingston
1-032011MS DhoniKingston
2-042016Virat KohliNorth Sound; Gros Islet

Twitter reacts to Saha's maiden Test ton

Indian batsman Wriddhiman Saha scored his first Test century on way to a 213-run 5th wicket partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin.

India to Host Bangladesh for Historic Test in Feb 2017

India will host their neighbour country Bangladesh for a one-off Test match in February next year, marking the Tigers’s first official Test trip since 2000.

India, who are currently 2nd in the ICC Test rankings have visited to Bangladesh, but the Tigers have never played with a red ball on Indian soil because of scheduling clashes.

"India will play Bangladesh in a historic one-off Test match from February 08-12, 2017 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. The Test match will mark Bangladesh's first official visit to India since attaining Test status in 2000," BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke said in a statement.

Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan said the one-off Test match would be a elated experience for players and fans of both countries.

"For the cricketers who will be representing Bangladesh and India, this will be a much anticipated game and given the competitive nature of their limited overs matches in the recent past, I believe the clash between these two cricket crazy nations will catch the imagination.

"The long wait for us to play a Test match on Indian soil is finally over and this is a time for celebration," he said.

There are eight Tests have been played between two team in which India have won six, while two have ended in draws.
04 August, 2016

England vs Pakistan: Ben Stokes ruled out of third Test

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of third Test against Pakistan after tearing a muscle in his calf.

The 25-year-old was forced to leave the ground on day four of England's 330-run triumph at Old Trafford on Monday after pulling up while bowling.

ECB has confirmed that an MRI scan detected the tear and the Durham player will be reviewed by the medical team next week.

Stokes has scored 1429 runs in 25 Tests at an average of 33.23.

The third Test will be played on Wednesday at Edgbaston.

England squad:
Alastair Cook (capt), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Jake Ball, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, James Vince, Chris Woakes

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