Cricket Plays brings you the Weekly Cricket Buzz from December 2 to 8. Top Buzz this week- Virat Kohli | India vs Windies| DJ Bravo
Weekly Cricket Buzz, December 9
Dropped catches, Pooran and Simmons sink India vs Windies
Virat Kohli has rightly reasoned sloppy on-field effort as the cause for India’s eight-wicket defeat to the Windies in the second T20I. India batting first posted an average total of 170, which was comfortably chased down by the visitors’ thanks to Lendl Simmons’ half-century and Nicholas Pooran’s blitz.
Virat Kohli on the stunning catch he took
Weekly Cricket Buzz, December 10
Hardik Pandya to return soon
“I was managing the back, tried everything possible not to get into surgery or anything. After trying everything, we came to the conclusion that it wasn’t working. I noticed that I was not able to give my 100 per cent and that meant I was not doing justice to myself and the team.
I have noticed this after playing for 4-5 years that even if I don’t wish to get injured and take the necessary precautions, injuries is something which is a part and parcel of a sportsperson’s life. You cannot say I will not get injured and have to take it how it comes. So right now, I am trying to come back strong.
I want to win the World T20 and that is the plan. Have come close to it many times – the Champions Trophy in 2017 and sadly missed the 2019 World Cup. Our game might suit Australia. I wish to help the team get the trophy.”
Weekly Cricket Buzz, December 11
Records chasing ‘The Chase Master’ Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli was just six runs away from completing 1000 T20I runs at home and during the 3rd T20I vs Windies, he became the first Indian cricketer to achieve this feat. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (1430) and Colin Munro (1000) are the only two batsmen in the world to achieve this feat at this point.
Kohli has scored 2,563 runs in the shortest format , Sharma has registered 2,562 runs in the format.
Mayank Agarwal finally gets an oppurtunity to don Blue jersey
Mayank Agarwal, after an impressive performance in red-ball cricket, has been named as replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India’s squad for ODI series against West Indies.
“The BCCI Medical Team feels that while Dhawan’s stitches are off and his wound is healing gradually, he still needs some more time before he regains full match fitness,” the board said in a statement.
India will play three ODIs against West Indies in Chennai (December 15), Visakhapatnam (December 18) and Cuttack (December 22). After that, India will host Australia for a three-match ODI series in January next year.
Prithvi Shaw’s show, hits first Double Ton
After an eight-month suspension for failing a dope Test, Prithvi Shaw made a remarkable comeback in the domestic circuit. Prithvi Shaw, who had smashed 66 off 62 balls in the first innings, hit his 1st Double ton and the 9th overall first-class century. The Double came in mere 174 balls against Baroda in a Ranji Trophy match.
Weekly Cricket Buzz, December 12
Kohli’s India humiliatingly thrashed Windies in the Finale
Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma absolutely nailed the Windies bowling, that the Finale was over in the 1st innings itself.
The Six hitting carnage didn’t stop as Rohit got out, Kohli topped the 6s list in the finale as he hit humongous 7 6’s.
Shocker! Gulbadin Naib, the ex-Afghani Captain hints corruption in ACB
Gulbadin Naib who led Afghanistan during the recently concluded World Cup 2019, has took twitter to threaten the Afghanistan Cricket Board to sort out and punish the crooks involved in the dirty-deeds going on in the ACB and on the field as well.
Weekly Cricket Buzz, December 13
‘Champion’ DJ Bravo announces return from his retirement
DJ Bravo’s availability will assuredly excite many West Indies Cricket fans both in the Caribbean and around the world where they will wait to see if he can add to the 66 T20I appearances he made in his career. He has scored 1,142 runs and taken 52 wickets, since his first T20I match in 2006. His last game for the West Indies was against Pakistan in September 2016. [Read more]
Weekly Cricket Buzz, December 15
Australia gets an easy win over the Black-Caps
After the Aussies humiliated Pakis recently, it is now the turn of New-Zealand to face an embarrassing loss. It all started with a fabulous ton by none other than the rising Aussie Star, Marnus.
Then the Aussie bowlers led by Starc did the rest…
Scores in brief-
Australia won by 296 runs
AUS 416, 217/9 dec
NZ 166, 171
Hope shows his class again, Hetmyer shows the faith in him is paying off now
Windies outfoxed India by 8 wickets, that was some hammering the Indian bowlers took against the Windies The Windies innings was set with two contrasting tons, one Virat-esque by the Classy Shai Hope and the other a Lara-esque by the outstanding southpaw Shimron Hetmyer.Well, both were appaluded by the legend himself too…
The partnership between the duo hammered India with a thumping 8 wickets victory.
Injury led to major concers over the host as they are set to face-off again vs the buoyant Windies on 18th of December at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.