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BCCI to make major announcements!
- Captain for the New Zealand Tour
- T20I Captain for team India
India VS New Zealand Tour | Captain Announced!
Senior players to get rested!
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to allow spectators for the India-New Zealand series, which begins on November 17.
While the Board president Sourav Ganguly told Sportstar on Saturday that "hopefully, we will have full spectators", the state associations which will be hosting the T20 and Test series indicated that a 'certain amount' of crowd will be allowed in the stadiums, following the health protocols issued by the respective State governments.
The tour will begin on November 17 with a T20 series - Jaipur will host the first game, followed by Ranchi and Kolkata. The two-match Test series will be played in Kanpur and Kolkata between November 25 and December 7.
"We are in touch with the State government about the protocols and the rules. The safety of the fans will be of paramount importance and we will do everything to ensure that all protocols are followed," a state association official told this publication.
The Cricket Association of Bengal has already received a go-ahead from the West Bengal State government. "We have been told to allow 70 per cent crowd in the stadium for the T20. We will soon start issuing tickets for the game. It will also be available online," CAB secretary Snehasish Ganguly said. The other centres like Mumbai, Ranchi and Jaipur are likely to allow at least 50 per cent spectators for the matches.
In February, the Board had allowed limited number of spectators for the Test series against England. However, with the COVID-19 cases spiking, the limited-overs series was played in empty stadiums. Even the first leg of the Indian Premier League did not have any spectators.
However, with situation improving now, the BCCI is confident that it would, slowly, be able to allow fans into the stadiums, keeping all safety protocols in mind.
Interestingly, fans will return to the stadium for the series, but with an eye on the COVID-19 protocols. "Yes, we will have fans coming in, but it won't be full capacity. We will work closely with the local authorities and plan the way forward," a BCCI official said. Coming back to resting seniors for the T20I series, Jasprit Bumrah did throw light on the fatigue factor after the loss against the Kiwis on Sunday.
"Sometimes you need a break. You miss your family sometimes. You've been on the road for six months. So all of that sometimes play on the back of your mind. But when you're on the field, you don't think of all those things. You don't control a lot of things, how the scheduling goes on or what tournament is played when.
Kl Rahul to captain India in the New Zealand tour as senior players to get rested!
Rohit Sharma to captain India in T20Is after the New Zealand series!
The performance of the Indian cricket team in the T20 World Cup has been anything but satisfactory so far and keeping in mind the fatigue of the players due to the bubble life, some senior players will be rested for the T20I series against New Zealand. And it is likely that KL Rahul could don the captain's hat. Speaking to ANI, a source in the know confirmed that Rahul is the front runner for the job. "The seniors would need a breather and it is no secret that Rahul is an integral part of the team's T20 structure. He is almost certain to lead," the source said.
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Patterns talk: Teams batting first scattered by moderate methodology at the top!
In each huge T20 competition, one can spot patterns and examples on different aspects of the game. One such example in the continuous T20 World Cup is the manner in which a portion of the groups have handled playing XIs with a batting weighty methodology to the detriment of bowling. We have seen a few groups veering away from their bowler-substantial system (a bowling all-rounder at #7) during the development to the competition to a seriously batting-weighty methodology (a batting all-rounder at #7) in the World Cup.
The competition was at first expected to happen in Australia and later in India before at long last the UAE ended up being the setting. Presently that could be a vital explanation with respect to groups favoring an additional a bowler in the development to the competition, in the setting of the normal batting-accommodating conditions in Australia and India. In any case, with the conditions on offer differing endlessly in the UAE, and the second 50% of IPL 2021 giving a brief look at what could be coming up for the World Cup, it most likely constrained groups in accepting that they required additional batting profundity on these tracks which are more slow in nature and combined with large limits in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand have arranged one of their bowling all-rounders or an expert bowler and have gone in with an extra hitter/batting all-rounder. Ashton Agar was Australia's driving wicket-taker in T20Is over the most recent two years, yet they chose to forget about him and go in with both Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh in their two games hitherto. South Africa, in the mean time, have left out Lungi Ngidi, leaning toward all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius all things considered. New Zealand, for quite a while, utilized Mitchell Santner at #7 in their five-pronged assault, yet with Lockie Ferguson pulling out harmed without a second to spare, they supplanted him with Daryll Mitchell.
With their driving all-rounder(s) missing, both England (Ben Stokes and Sam Curran) and West Indies (Fabian Allen) have additionally settled on a batting-substantial methodology with the fifth bowler's quantity being shared by lesser bowlers. With groups picking batting substantial XIs, what has been surprising is the way that groups haven't been pretty much as assaulting as they presumably ought to have in the setting of the pad accessible as an additional a hitter in the event that they lose wickets forthright.
This has been especially obvious for groups batting first, with a batsman mooring and incapable to start in the demise overs. In the vast majority of the matches so far in the Super 12, we have seen a top request player attempting to bat through the innings rather safely and incapable to press the gas pedal in the passing overs, bringing about groups getting done with under standard aggregates. Should be obvious, in every one of the six occurrences recorded underneath, the pursuing side won. Another intriguing angle is the way that sides batting initially haven't frequently assaulted the fifth bowler to disturb the resistance commander's arrangements.
Glenn Maxwell bowled his four overs for 24 runs, getting a wicket against South Africa. Because of Maxwell's clean spell, Australia didn't need to utilize either Mitchell Marsh or Marcus Stoinis. West Indies let Aiden Markram and Pretorius bowl five overs between them with figures of 3/39 in their conflict against South Africa. Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone between them have bowled ten overs in England's initial two games, picking six wickets and surrendering at only five runs for every finished.