Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: On Saturday Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka in the opening match of Asia Cup 2022. Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the opening match. The match was held at the Dubai International Cricket stadium.
Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka. Both the teams are in Group B. Afghanistan side was led by Mohammad Nabi, while the Sri Lanka team was led by Dasun Shanaka.
On this day, Sri Lanka batted first and lost 10 wickets in 19.4 overs and made only 105 runs. Chasing a target of 106, Afghanistan reached the target with 59 balls to spare. Hazratullah Zazai hit an unbeaten 37 while Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored a quickfire 38 at the top of the order.
Earlier, Fazalhaq Farooqi starred with a spell of 3 for 11 as Afghanistan bowled out Sri Lanka for 105. After being put into bat, Sri Lanka tottered at five for three as Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq ran riot in the first two overs.
Farooqi struck twice in the first over to dismiss Kusal Perera and Charith Asalanka, before Naveen-ul-Haq got the better of Pathum Nissanka in the next over. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Danushka Gunthilaka added 44 runs for the fourth wicket before Mujeeb-ur-Rahman gave the latter his marching orders.
In the first T20I, India posted a strong total of 190 on the board thanks to contributions from Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik. In reply, the Caribbean lost by 68 runs as none of the batsmen could play a big innings. It remains to be seen whether the home team can return to parity in the series.
India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I
Location: Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Date Time: August 1st at 8:00 PM and 10:30 AM local time
Live broadcast: fancode
WI vs IND, 2nd T20I, Pitch Report
The pitch at this venue will initially be a bit slower and favor the spinners. The team chasing the score will have more chances to secure victory in this match. A total of 150 would be an even score on this surface.
Zimbabwe (ZIM) will take on the challenge of Bangladesh (BAN) in the second match of the T20 series at Harare Sports Club, Harare. In the first T20I, Zimbabwe posted a big score of 205 runs on the board thanks to contributions from Wesley Madhavere and Sikandar Raja. In reply Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Nurul Hasan tried well but Bangladesh fell behind by 17 runs.
ZIM vs. BAN Match Details:
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I
Location: Harare Sports Club
Date Time: 31st July 4:30 PM IST and 1:00 PM Local Time
Live broadcast: fancode
ZIM vs BAN, 2nd T20I, Pitch Report:
It is a surface belter in Harare, and there is no room for error for the pace bowlers, where they are sent to the cleaners. This venue will have a total score of 180 par.
This experienced campaigner is in great form in domestic cricket. In the last game, he scored 26 runs with two sixes.
Nazmul Hossain Shanto:
Shantan has shown great performance in the last few matches. In the 1st T20I, he scored 37 runs off 25 balls, with three boundaries and a single six.
Top Pick – All-rounder
Raja has been sensational with his performances in the international circuit. In the first game, he remained unbeaten on 65 off 26 balls, including seven fours and four sixes. He also picked up a wicket with the ball.
Madhavere scored 67 off 46 balls with nine fours in the first T20I to help Zimbabwe post a strong score on the board.
Top pick – Bowler
This skilled pacer was the best bowler of the Bangladesh team with two wickets in the first T20.
Jongwe finished with figures of 2/34 from four overs, a wicket that paved the way for Zimbabwe to win by a fair margin.
England will face South Africa in the third T20 series at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. In the previous T20, South Africa scored a huge score of 207 runs and won by 58 runs. Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler were outstanding performers for England. The most important contributors for South Africa were Riley Rossouw, Tabrez Shamsi and Reza Hendricks. It remains to be seen who will win this match and win the T20 series.
England v South Africa, 3rd T20I
Location: Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
Date Time: 31st July 7:00 PM IST and 2:30 PM Local Time
Live broadcast: Sony LIV
ENG vs SA, 3rd T20I, Pitch Report:
150 runs have been easily scored in the last few T20 matches played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The fast bowlers got help in picking up wickets in the powerplay overs.
IND vs ZIM 2022: The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has announced India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the Indian team in this series.
Many expected KL Rahul to lead the side in Zimbabwe ODIs, But he was not included in the squad for the upcoming Zimbabwe ODI series. Now he is expected to be brought back into the squad for the Asia Cup in UAE.
Also, KL Rahul has been forced to miss the ongoing T20I series against West Indies due to injury and the BCCI medical team advised him to rest for another week.
Indian cricket team won the first T20 match against West Indies. Windies batsmen could not stand under the power of Indian bowlers. They scored 122 runs losing 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. As a result, India won this match by 68 runs.
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma made a comeback after the break. In the first T20 match against the West Indies, he scored a half-century and took away the sleep of the opposition team. Rohit also set a big record in this innings. He is the owner of the most runs in international T20 cricket.
In the first match of this series against West Indies, Rohit Sharma gifted the Indian cricket team with a devastating innings of 64 runs off 44 balls. Rohit hit seven boundaries and a pair of sixes in this innings. Meanwhile, captain Rohit Sharma’s strike rate was close to 145. He continued his batting blast.
Most Runs in International T20 Cricket:
Rohit Sharma – 129 matches, 3,443 runs, 32.38 batting average Martin Guptill – 116 matches, 3,399 runs, 32.37 batting average Virat Kohli – 99 matches, 3,308 runs, 50.12 batting average
He snatched the record within 48 hours:
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma batted with a bang against West Indies and wrote a big record next to his name. Once again wrote his name as the highest run scorer in international T20 cricket.
Martin Guptill made this record in his name in T20 cricket organized recently against Scotland. But, Rohit left him behind once again. After that match, Martin Guptill scored 3,399 runs in 116 matches. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma had 3,379 runs in 128 matches. This time once again Rohit Sharma came to the number one position.
Zimbabwe (GIM) is set to host Bangladesh (BAN) in the first T20 match at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Zimbabwe qualified for the upcoming mega tournament by defeating Papua New Guinea in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup qualifiers. They also lost to the Netherlands in the final qualifying match in their last game.
Bangladesh entered the match with a 0-3 win over the West Indies in the ODI series but lost the T20I series 2-1. Bangladesh rested their star player Shakib Al Hasan and regular captain Mahmudullah in this tour. Wicket-keeper batsman Nurul Hasan has been appointed as the stand-in captain for the T20 series.
ZIM vs BAN Match Details:
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I:
Location: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date Time: 30th July local time 04:30 PM IST and 01:00 PM
Harare Sports Club pitch is perfectly balanced for both batsman and bowler in T20 game. The pace bowlers get some good help from the new ball and the batsmen can dominate the middle overs. The average first innings score here is around 155 runs and teams batting first have won more matches here.
As of now there is no injury news between the two teams and we will definitely update if there is any news later.
Probable Playing XI:
Regis Chakabva (wicketkeeper), Craig Irvine (c), Sean Williams, Wesley Madhavere, Sikandar Raja, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Tony Munyonga, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Nagarava.
The in-form opening batsman scored a fifty in his last ODI against West Indies and 49 in his last T20I.
The veteran skipper has scored two 30-plus knocks in the last five matches and was instrumental in Zimbabwe’s success in the T20 World Cup qualifiers.
Top Picks – All-rounder
The 36-year-old all-rounder has been in great form in T20 cricket. He scored 82 off just 40 balls and 87 off 40 balls against the USA and Singapore this month, and picked up four wickets in his last match against the Netherlands.
The in-form all-rounder has scored two fifties in his last five matches and has three wickets in his last three matches. He will be a good captain choice for your team.
Top picks – Bowler
The star Bangladeshi pacer’s performance against the West Indies was below average but he showed some improvement after taking two wickets in the last match.
The 27-year-old right-arm pacer has taken four wickets in his last five matches, including a six-run wicket against the Netherlands in the last match.
Top picks – Wicketkeeper
In the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, the new Bangladeshi captain can promote himself to number four. He has scored 50 runs in his last two matches and will be a key batsman for his team in this series.
Predicted Dream11 Team for Fantasy Cricket:
Team Number – 1:Liton Das, Regis Chakabva, Afif Hossain, Craig Irvine (VC)Anamul Haque, Sikandar Raja, Sean Williams, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman (C)Luke Jongwe, Nasoom Ahmed.
Team Number – 2:Liton Das (VC)Nurul Hasan, Regis Chakabva, Anamul Haque, Craig Ervin, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raja, Sean Williams (C)Mustafizur Rahman, Luke Jongwe, Shariful Islam.
ZIM vs. BAN Risky captaincy choices:
The 26-year-old all-rounder is struggling for consistency with just 48 runs and three wickets in his last five matches.
The youngster scored 29 off just 14 balls against Papua New Guinea to help his side qualify for the T20 World Cup but has not been a consistent performer of late.
How much Virat Kohli earns from one Instagram post? Virat Kohli fans often search this question on the internet. But you will be surprised to know that the amount is quite high
virat kohli, one of the modern-day superstars has gained immense popularity worldwide with his dedication to sports. he has already become an inspiration for many sports professionals. as a result, he has also gained a huge following on social media, making him one of the most followed people on social media.
He has created a new definition in terms of fitness on the cricket field. He has scored 70 international centuries in just 30 years of age, which is not everyone’s cup of tea. That’s why he is “King Kohli”.
Virat Kohli’s form on social media is on the upswing despite his poor form on the cricket field. He has the highest number of Instagram followers among cricket personalities.
Here’s how much Virat Kohli earns from one Instagram post:
Currently, Virat Kohli is the 14th highest paid celebrity on Instagram according to an agency. And he is the only Asian among the 25. With 209 million followers, Kohli charges $1,088,000 for each ad post on Instagram, which is around Rs 8.69 crore in Indian currency.
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is at the top of the list of the highest-earning celebrities on the photo-sharing platform. The Portugal superstar has 442,267,575 followers on Instagram, and he earns $2,397,000 per post.
Ronaldo is followed by American model Kylie Jenner who earns $1,835,000 per post on Instagram. Another football legend, Lionel Messi, is in the third position as he earns $1,777,000 per post on Instagram.
Along with Virat Kohli’s social media income, He is associated with several organization’s, and Virat does advertising campaigns on their behalf. Besides, he is the brand ambassador of many organization’s.
You might be surprised to know that Virat Kohli is currently in the A+ category as per BCCI contract so he gets Rs 7 Crores annually from the BCCI as his salary, but Virat Kohli earns Rs 8.69 Crores per Instagram post. This is quite funny.
Virat Kohli got to this stage with his hard work. It was not easy to go from a fat-looking Kohli to a slimmer-looking Kohli. From giving up favorite foods off the menu to hitting the gym, he has done it all.
Apart from advertising, he has invested in several startups and they have been successful. However, the amount of that investment is not known.
Besides, Virat Kohli’s organization helps many rising stars financially. A few days ago the Virat Kohli Foundation launched an ambulance service for the elderly. He himself went and started the ambulance service, whose job is to treat stray dogs. Besides, Virat has a company called One Eight.
IND vs WI 3rd ODI Highlights: The last time India whitewashed the Caribbean in ODIs was in West Indies in 1983. Kapil Dev was the captain of India at that time. Then 39 years passed in between. The water of the river has flowed far.
Shikhar Dhawan and Company finally repeated that history. Team India whitewashed the Caribbean once again in one-day cricket on West Indies soil. India won by 119 runs on the Duckworth-Louis method. They snatched the current one-day series by 3-0.
Led by Shikhar Dhawan, Team India won the first two matches and took a 2-0 lead. The third one day match was played on Wednesday. India scored 225 runs in 36 overs losing three wickets in this match.
After that, the game had to be stopped for a long time due to rain. Finally India’s innings is declared over. Then the target of 257 runs in 35 overs was given in front of the Windies in the Duckworth-Louis method. It is also said that maximum five Indian bowlers can bowl in 7 overs.
But the sad thing is that Shubman Gill remained unbeaten with 98 runs. And if only a few matches were played, he could have scored the first hundred in his one-day cricket career. Besides Shikhar Dhawan 58 and Shreyas Iyer gave a fast innings of 44 runs.
It was already feared that this target is going to be a mountain for West Indies. But, Mohammed Siraj set the tone of victory for India from the beginning.
The Indian cricket team picked up a pair of successes in the second over. Siraj bowled Kyle Myers on the first ball. A ball later Shamrah Brooks was also dismissed LBW and returned to the pavilion.
West Indies score 0 runs for two wickets in 1.3 overs. It was hoped that Shai Hope might show some glimmer of hope. But he also got stumped while going for the big shot in Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowl. At the end of 10 overs, Windies’ score stood at 48 runs for three wickets.
West Indies’ fourth wicket has fallen. Brendan King was bowled after scoring 42 runs. Akshar Patel took his wicket.
Then came the fifth blow to the West Indies cricket team when Keacy Carty was bowled by Shardul Thakur. Carty could only score 5 runs in 17 balls.
Windies score 114 runs at the end of 20 overs. India’s bowlers made the biggest breakthrough. Nicholas Pooran returned after being out. He returned with a catch in the hands of Shikhar Dhawan off Prasiddha Krishna. Puran scored 42 runs off 32 balls. He hit five boundaries and a six in his innings.
The rest could not stand infront of the power of the Indian bowlers. Finally, West Indies were all out for 137 runs in 26 overs.
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Tuesday appointed former cricketer Lakshmi Ratan Shukla as the head coach of the senior men’s team for the upcoming season. He will replace Arun Lal who resigned at the end of this season.
Meanwhile, former head coach of India women’s national side, WV Raman has been appointed as a batting consultant, and former cricketer Saurasish Lahiri has retained his post as an assistant coach.
Raman was earlier the head coach of Bengal in 2011-12. Under him, they beat Mumbai to win the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2012, a game in which Shukla scored a match-winning century.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said, “I am extremely happy to announce our very own Laxmi Ratan Shukla as the new senior Bengal team coach. I am very hopeful that under him Bengal cricket would reach greater heights as we all know his commitment to Bengal cricket. He can connect with the players very smoothly.”
He further added, “Sourashis Lahiri would be continuing his position as the assistant coach of the team considering his performance in the recent past. Veteran cricketer and former Bengal coach W V Raman have been appointed as the batting consultant.”
Laxmi Ratan Shukla named Bengal coach, Sourashis Lahiri to continue as assistant coach. WV Raman named batting consultant
Meanwhile, Lakshmi Ratan Shukla is very happy to be the head coach of Bengal. He said, “I have learned a lot from Sourav Ganguly during my playing days. He used to tell us to keep it simple. I have always tried to follow it. I think our players are as honest as the Cricket Association of Bengal. We will all try our best to take Bengal cricket forward.”
He further added “I like taking on new challenges. All the past coaches for Bengal did a superb job for the team. We have come close to winning trophies in the past but we’ll have to climb all the way again to reach the top in the new season.”
Lakshmi Ratan Shukla, who will take up the new role as head coach of Bengal’s senior men’s cricket team, has played three ODIs, 137 first-class games and 141 List A matches.