India vs Hong Kong Live Cricket Score Streaming, Asia Cup 2018 Live Score: India lose first wicket as skipper Rohit Sharma departs for 23

Asia Cup 2018 Live, India vs Hong Kong ODI Live Score and Updates: A formidable India will be aiming to make short work of minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup opener Tuesday before getting battle-ready for their much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on Wednesday. The match against Hong Kong will be an ‘appetiser’ before cricket junkies are treated to a lavish spread of main course which will be the Indo-Pak rivalry. Even without regular skipper Virat Kohli, the Indian side, led by Rohit Sharma, is an intimidating one in the…

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Asia Cup 2018 Live Streaming, India vs Hong Kong Live Cricket Score Streaming: When and where to watch Ind vs HK Live Telecast

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 18, 2018 11:15:02 am Asia Cup 2018 Live Cricket Streaming, India vs Hong Kong Live Cricket Score: India open their campaign in Asia Cup against Hong Kong. (Source: PTI) Asia Cup 2018 Live Cricket Streaming, India vs Hong Kong ODI Live Cricket Score Streaming: The fourth match of the Asia Cup and first involving India will see them facing Hong Kong in what is likely to be a walk in the park before facing Pakistan on Wednesday. Most of the players in the India squad…

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ICC academy ready to host India at the ‘Gabba’ in Dubai before Australia tour

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Dubai | Published: September 18, 2018 1:23:57 am India’s Australia tour starts in November. The ICC academy in Dubai has eight ‘Australian’ pitches. ICC The Indian cricket team need not go all the way to Australia to get a taste of its lively pitches before their winter tour begins down under. They could simply hop over to Dubai, instead. The ICC cricket academy in the UAE is ready to make “tailor-made” pitches to help India prepare for the two-month tour of Australia, comprising three ODIs,…

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A piece of Asia Cup jigsaw for India: Middle order

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Dubai | Published: September 18, 2018 1:13:12 am Ambati Rayudu is one of the batsmen who have an opportunity to seal a middle-order spot. (Source: Reuters) This is how the stats read for the Indian middle-order in the ODIs over the past one year. KL Rahul: Six matches, 37 runs, average 9.25. Manish Pandey: 10 matches, 171 runs, average 34.20. Kedar Jadhav: 17 matches, 243 runs, average 22.09. Jadhav missed the England tour due to injury. Dinesh Karthik: Nine matches, 204 runs, average 51.00. This…

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Could Hong Kong upset a potentially second-string India?

Big picture Historically, India have been clinical dismantlers of Associate opposition. Before Zimbabwe played their first Test match, India beat them five times in five ODI meetings. It was eight out of eight in Bangladesh’s case. And in 27 ODI meetings with all other Associate teams and pre-Test-status Ireland and Afghanistan, they have only lost twice – both times to Kenya. Could Hong Kong do a Kenya on Tuesday? Probably not. But as Kenya discovered in Gwalior over 20 years ago, 45-degree heat can cause strange things to happen. Dubai…

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Asia Cup 2018: We have to be at our best in all departments to beat India, says Sarfraz Ahmed

By: PTI | Published: September 17, 2018 12:59:14 am Captains of India Rohit Sharma and Pakistan Sarfraz Ahmed pose with the winners trophy after addressing a press conference at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. (Source: AP) Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Sunday said his team will have to produce its absolute best in all three departments to outwit India in the six-nation Asia Cup ODI tournament. Pakistan defeated Hong Kong by eighth wickets to make a positive start to their campaign but Sarfraz pointed out a few things which…

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Force India to reconsider team orders after ‘unacceptable’ Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon clash

Force India team principal Otmar Szafnauer has warned team orders may have to be reintroduced after seeing Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon collide on the opening lap of the Singapore Grand Prix. Ocon was forced to retire from the opening lap of the race after being punted into the wall by teammate Perez on the exit of Turn 3. Force India was forced to employ team orders mid-way through 2017 after the duo came to blows on several occasions throughout last season. Reflecting on the events of lap one, Szafnauer…

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Mithali Raj hits career-best knock but India lose 3rd ODI to Sri Lanka

By: PTI | Published: September 16, 2018 6:58:15 pm Mithali Raj scored a century against Sri Lanka on Sunday. (Source: AP) Skipper Mithali Raj’s career-best knock of 125 not out went in vain as Sri Lanka women shocked India women by three wickets in the inconsequential third and final One-day International, in Katunayake on Sunday. India had already sealed the series by winning the first two ODIs but in the 3rd match they could not defend the total of 253 for five, built around Raj’s unbeaten 125 and opener Smriti…

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India have to address batting inadequacies before facing Australia: Ian Chappell

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 16, 2018 6:37:23 pm India skipper Virat Kohli during the fifth Test against England. (Source: AP) India need to sort out their inadequacies in batting before standing up to an “extremely strong” bowling attack later this year Down Under, feels former Australia captain Ian Chappell. Virat Kohli’s India will hope for redemption in Australia after Test series reverses in South Africa and England. “India now have to look on rehabilitating their reputation in the highly anticipated series against Australia but the batting…

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Asia Cup India vs Pakistan Stats: Pakistan look to level record against India

By: Sports Desk | Published: September 15, 2018 3:45:45 pm Group A consists of India, Pakistan and the qualifier while Group B comprises Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. (Source: AP) India and Pakistan are set to renew their traditional rivalry as they face each other in the Asia Cup 2018 group stage match on Wednesday in UAE. The last time the two sides met was the final clash of Champions Trophy 2017 in England. Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma will lead the defending champions in the absence of Virat Kohli. Ahead…

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