The encounter takes place at the Etihad Stadium on November 28 (Saturday). Manchester City – who are coming into the game following a 1-0 win over Greek Super League side Olympiacos – will indeed take the field with a lot of confidence.
The Tuskers suffered a loss in the Super Over in their opening clash against Colombo Kings. Hence, they’ll like to register their first win on the board. On the other hand, Dambulla Viiking are playing their first game, and they’ll want to get off to a winning start.
Recently, Harry Kane expressed his desire to join Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) which is led by none other than Virat Kohli. Responding to Kane’s request, the talismanic cricketer lauded the England star’s batting capabilities and jokingly said that they might consider him next season.
New Zealand will meet West Indies in the second T20I of the three-match series on November 29 (Sunday). The encounter takes place at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui with stakes being too high. The Kiwis – who won the opening T20I by five wickets – have a chance to seal the series 2-0 while it’s a do-or-die encounter for Kieron Pollard’s men.
Needless to say it is a do or die situation for India, victory in this fixture will keep them alive in the series and a loss, apparently, would mean series defeat. The visitors were undone by some quality batting in the opening match with Aaron Finch and Steve Smith flaming century each.
After winning the opening clash by 66 runs, Australia will aim to series 2-0 against India in the second of the three-match series. At the same time, Virat Kohli's men would be raring to make a comeback in the do-or-die encounter. The match takes place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 29 (Sunday).
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Apart from great battle between the bat and the ball, the first ODI between India and Australia also witnessed sportsman spirit. During India’s batting, David Warner tied Hardik Pandya’s shoelaces, and his gesture was applauded by one and all. The scenes at SCG were indeed surprising as India vs Australia clashes are known to produce heated arguments and sledging.
After piling up a mountain of 374 runs, Australia put up a clinical show with the ball as India were restricted to 308-8. India managed to get off to a good start with Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan attacking bowlers from the outset. The likes of Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul also couldn’t make a mark as India were reduced to 101/4.
The encounter takes place at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota on November 27 (Friday). Both times are taking the field for the first time in the competition and will be raring to get off to a winning start. Thisara Perera’s Stallions have a well-balanced squad and will take the field with great confidence.