PODCAST: Virat Kohli will play his 100th Test against Sri Lanka, BCCI gave a ‘special discount’ for the match


Virat Kohli will play his 100th Test against Sri Lanka in Mohali and Rohit Sharma will be captaining regularly in Tests for the first time as the 35th Test captain. Meanwhile, new news is about the Indian team’s tour of Ireland. The venue has been selected in India for the home T20 series against South Africa in June. Finally, the talk of the third and final stage of the league stage of the 2021-22 season in the Ranji Trophy.


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The first Test against Sri Lanka has started in Mohali. After winning the ODI and T20 series, India is now eyeing the Test series. Virat Kohli is playing his 100th Test and Rohit Sharma is doing regular captaincy in Tests for the first time. Rohit has now become the 35th Test captain of India.

The special thing is that after a lot of uproar, BCCI has allowed 25 percent of the spectators to come to the stadium in this historic match of Virat. Virat is playing Test for the first time after leaving the captaincy. In such a situation, the question is whether Kohli will be able to make his 100th Test memorable by collecting hundreds in this Test.

Virat’s bat has not been able to play big scoring innings for a long time. Although Kohli did not play in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, but before that in his last T20 match against West Indies in Kolkata, Kohli scored a half-century. Kohli has become the 12th player from India and 71st in the world to play the 100th Test.

Kohli also has 8000 runs on target in this Test being played in Mohali. This is India’s first Test in almost ten years, which does not include Ajinkya Rahane or Cheteshwar Pujara.

Recently, due to Corona, there has been a situation of confusion about the spectators going to the ground. There was a ban on spectators in the T20 series against West Indies in Ahmedabad, the same trend continued in the first two matches of Kolkata. In the third match, a partial green signal was given.

There was no restriction on spectators even in Dharamsala T20 matches, while in the second Test to be held in Bangalore after Mohali, spectators are also allowed on the field. In such a situation, there was a question on the no entry of spectators in the Mohali Test, but fortunately only a limited number of people have got the right permission.

The last two series for the Indian cricket was very successful. Also T20 series unilaterally against Sri Lanka after the ODI and T20 against West Indies. India won all nine matches.

In these matches, India tried its bench strength completely and was successful. Despite the absence of Virat, Pant, Ishaan, Suryakumar Yadav and some key players, the reserve players did not let any heat come on the team. Shreyas scored half-centuries in all three matches against Sri Lanka and played a big role in the victory.

Ravindra Jadeja and Sanju Samson also raised hopes in the middle order. In the second match of the series, Ishan Kishan was injured and had to be taken to the hospital. Earlier, Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar were also injured during the West Indies series.

Meanwhile, there is news that the Indian team will tour Ireland. India has to play two T20 matches there on 26 and 28 June. Apart from this, Cuttack, Vizag, Delhi, Rajkot and Chennai have been selected as match venues for the home T20 series against South Africa in June.

Abhay Kuruvilla has been made GM Operations by BCCI. Similarly, the BCCI has also announced the central contract for the players. Like before, Kohli, Rohit and Bumrah will remain in Grade A+ but Hardik Pandya has been dropped from A to C.

Shikhar Dhawan has also been demoted from A to C while Rahane and Pujara have been kept from A to B. Wriddhiman Saha has been put in grade B to C. By the way, Ashwin, Jadeja, Lokesh Rahul, Shami and Pant will remain in Grade A.

The World Cup is like a ‘mission’ for the Indian women after their poor performance against the hosts in New Zealand. Last time the Indian team had lost even after reaching the final of the T20 World Cup. This time in the 50-over World Cup, India will have to show that the match against New Zealand was just ‘a misfortune’.

The World Cup has started today, New Zealand face West Indies in the first match. But the real war will be tomorrow when India and Pakistan will clash.

After losing the series, the Indian team took stock of their preparations by registering wins over South Africa and West Indies in two warm-up matches. Incidentally, Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma are returning to form on time. However, Smriti Mandhana was injured during the first practice match.

But, soon after recovering, he scored a half-century in the practice match. It between India and Pakistan, the first three of the match and the team won in all. After this, India also has to compete with New Zealand, West Indies, England, Australia, Bangladesh and South Africa.

While I have the World Cup league termination would have started from the same time IPL. IPL of the new season starting on March 26 will be part of the first 10 teams. For Mumbai teams have been selected five centers which will start practice on March 14 or 15.

Incidentally, this time there will also be spectators in IPL. But they have to be vaccinated. Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar are the three names who are less likely to play in the IPL due to injury.

Meanwhile, England’s Jason Roy has withdrawn his name from the IPL citing the fatigue of the bio bubble. It is only after playing the Pakistan Premier League that he has said that it will be difficult for him to stay in the bio bubble. Jason Rai was included in his team by Gujarat Titans. With his departure, now the churning has started again on the opener in the team.

Here Punjab Kings has now handed over the captaincy to Mayank Agarwal. There is doubt about who will be the captain of RCB.

This time IPL will be played in a different format. The 10 teams are divided into two groups. Similar to the 2011 season, teams from one group of this format will compete twice and then play four out of five teams from the other group. Group A of the fifteenth edition will consist of Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Supergiants, while Group B consists of Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans.

And now the Ranji Trophy at the end. Session third and final round of the league phase of 2021-22 has begun yesterday. Tamil Nadu’s Baba last day Inderjit reached his century. This is his third consecutive century. Captain of Hong Kong Anshuman Rath took his Ranji debut on behalf of the state. Devdutt Pdikkl scored a maiden century in first-class playing the part of Karnataka. Meanwhile Jmmu 5000th Ranji Trophy history between Kashmir and Kerala combat has begun.

Earlier in the second round, Tamil Nadu could not win against Chhattisgarh despite Indrajit Aparajit and his brother Baba Aparajit’s centuries. Whereas after losing the first match, Jharkhand defeated Delhi with the help of 10 wickets in Shahbaz Nadeem’s match.

On the other hand, Bihar had to be out after playing a draw in the second consecutive match. Skibul Bihar in this match Ghani scored 101 runs in 98 and second in the first inning. He is leading the way with 540 runs in three innings of the season. With this, Shakibul Ghani, who made a world record by scoring a triple century in the first match, made another world record by scoring 500 runs in the first three innings of the first class. He is the first cricketer in the world to do so. In this match, Sikkim’s captain Kranti Kumar scored a double century and is currently at number two in terms of runs.

Rohan Kunnummal’s century in both the innings contributed a lot to Kerala’s victory against Gujarat. Similarly, thanks to Shams Mulani’s 11 wickets, Mumbai won over Goa. Mulani is on top with 22 wickets. In another match, Karun Nair scored a century for Karnataka, while the famous Krishna won the team by taking 10 wickets. Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Kerala, Uttarakhand and Nagaland have won both their matches in the first two rounds so far.

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