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Upcoming Cricket Matches Probable to Take Entertainment Quotient Up

Upcoming Cricket Matches Probable to Take Entertainment Quotient Up

December 23
10:14 2015

upcoming cricket matchesNew Delhi, Wednesday, December 23 – Cricket is all about fun and entertainment. The way playing XI s perform right from the onset of the contest usually decides their fate in the last part. The more input they pour, the more experience they gain. Sportsmen can’t afford losing inspiration, which is the key to keep the fire burning within and boost them to do well in the slated competitions.

As a matter of fact, it is not easy for any country to defeat India on their soil. Thanks to knowledge about the mood of the pitch and familiarity with weather conditions, India stay on strong side.  In view of the fact that India will be hosting matches of the cricket carnival of limited over games scheduled to take place next year.

Before this mega contest, more than a few exciting games have been lined-up to take enthusiasm up. The 5-match ODI series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is to start from December 26.  Viewers anticipate interesting game between bat and ball as these two teams being the power houses. Unquestionably, batting orders of the host is solid as compared to the tourists and since they lately defeated Sri Lanka in the longest format by 2-0, confidence is up, without a oubt. It would certainly be crucial to notice what attempts are made by some young and experienced combination of the talent to put stress on the rivals in the ODI matches. Hagley Oval, Saxon Field and Bay Oval No2 in Mount Maunganui have been picked as the match venues.

Besides these two teams, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will also compete to stay ahead of each other in 5-match ODI series, Game 1 of which will be held on Friday, December 25 at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in Sharjah. Since both teams being in UAE, challenges are nearly going to be equal for both squads. In terms of experience, Zimabwe holds a rank above Afghanistan but nothing can be predicted sure in game of cricket which is full of uncertainty.

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will also be expecting awesome show from the ‘men in blue’ against Australia on the foreign land. Dynamic cricketer Virat Kohli needs to be outstanding to ensure good start for India. Bowling attack of India isn’t considered strong but what they did recently against South Africa in Test match series is something to remember for a long time. To be honest, bowlers did their job in a fine manner in first four ODIs but matches were lost thanks to not enough score on the board, especially when a team like South Africa is an opponent. However, all credit will be given to Proteas for logging a win of 214 runs on India at jam-packed Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The batsmen attacked bowler on both good and bad deliveries. It is understood that when a group becomes determined to pocket runs in speed, the bowlers of opposite squad automatically miss their line and length, resulting in much and deep damage. But a new start is expected on India’s tour of Australia. Brilliant performances by some players could improve India’s record on Australian pitches. The big question arises here is whether overdose of cricket make potential cricketers miss the edge or hone their skills that can be utilized further.

It is quite interesting to observe who among Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin,  Virat, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish, Ravindra  Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh, Rishi Dhawan and Barinder Sran are given the optimal chance to exhibit their natural play on the field and on whom Dhoni will show his confidence.  Beyond doubt, efforts will be made to arrive on the crease with an energetic ‘playing XI’ which can robustly face the Australian cricketers whether focus is on bowling, batting or fielding.

Fear factor will play spoilsport and Indian cricketers need to move on with positivity. Here is to mention that since only a few months remain for T20 Cricket World Cup to start, attention will be paid to prepare probable players for the big show. For this, cricketers chosen for both T20 and ODI contests need to use upcoming series as a platform to get a fix spot in mega show in March. The upcoming 4-match Test series between South Africa and England will help the two teams have self-belief and gain experience before the cricket carnival kicks off.

When all’s said and done, exciting angles & speculations are generating interest amongst the audiences especially when West Indies and Australia are set to play Game 2 of The Frank Worrell Trophy that is slated to take place on Saturday, December 26, at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.  None team would wish to dampen the spirit of sports through poor show on the pitch and this is the reason why possibility is high to see West Indies making strategies against the Aussies to win the match and take the psychological advantage before Game 3. There is no doubt that the Australian cricketers may whitewash West Indies but expecting no bounce back from the visiting squad wouldn’t be right.

Most of the teams that will participate in T20 World Cup in 2016 are much familiar with Indian pitches but it would be a mistake to keep aside the know-how of India on the same. Various top players of various squads have played in different cities during Indian Premier League and ODI matches in the recent past. Taking that point into consideration, it wouldn’t be ideal to assume the opponents weak at all. At the same time, who can forget India’s immaculate show in the WC finale more than four years ago against Sri Lanka? Unquestionably, the home team was slight ahead of the opponents but they were undeniably tough contenders. What preparations will Dhoni and selected teammates make for the approaching tournament are watched by cricket fans as they want nothing less than victory this time as well. Let us wait and watch what happens next.

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