Latest Cricket News Updates https://cricwaves.appspot.com Latest news from cricwaves.appspot.com (c)cricwaves.appspot.com en-gb Sat 28 Nov 2020 Virat Kohli laments lack of sixth bowling option after Sydney defeat https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/7DMNGCx0IE_drh-sevawcirc/virat-kohli-laments-lack-of-sixth-bowling-option-after-sydney-defeat.html Australia trounced India by 66 runs in the first ODI at Sydney on Friday. Batting first after winning the toss, the Aussies posted a mammoth 374 for 6 on the board courtesy tons from skipper Aaron Finch and Steve Smith, and a scintillating cameo of 45 from 19 from Glenn Maxwell. New World Test Championship rating system confusing and difficult to understand: Virat Kohli https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/muHh6ketQU_drh-sevawcirc/new-world-test-championship-rating-system-confusing-and-difficult-to-understand-virat-kohli.html After leading the World Test Championship for most part, Team India now find themselves at the second position owing to ICC’s decision to modify the points system. As per the new system, sides will be ranked teams “in order of percentage of points earned” from the matches they have played. Virat Kohli accepts lack of clarity over Rohit Sharma injury not ideal https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/sYW3cQ0cNn_drh-sevawcirc/virat-kohli-accepts-lack-of-clarity-over-rohit-sharma-injury-not-ideal.html Team India skipper Virat Kohli has admitted that there has been a lot of uncertainty over the availability of Rohit Sharma for the Test series in Australia, which starts from December 17. Rohit and Ishant Sharma, both of whom were injured during the IPL, did not travel to Australia from the UAE. It is now emerging that they could miss either the first couple of Tests, or even the entire series. Australia v India 1st ODI Preview: Kohli's boys set to resume International Cricket as Aussies await redemption https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/RM7wA4A8rb_drh-sevawcirc/australia-v-india-1st-odi-preview-kohlis-boys-set-to-resume-international-cricket-as-aussies-await-redemption.html While Australia have already been part of six white-ball fixtures against England after the Covid-19 break, this will be the first international fixture for Team India since the entire world came to a screeching halt in March this year. India have quality replacements for Kohli, Sharma, asserts Steve Smith https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/eUksSSxUaW_drh-sevawcirc/india-have-quality-replacements-for-kohli-sharma-asserts-steve-smith.html Star Australian batsman Steve Smith feels the absence of skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma is not likely to hurt India much in the upcoming series as they have quality replacements available. While Rohit will miss the entire limited-overs series and at least two of the four Tests, Kohli will return to India after the first Test for the birth of his child. Kohli and Rahane are Iike chalk and cheese: Warner https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/fH5xn45Z5u_drh-sevawcirc/kohli-and-rahane-are-iike-chalk-and-cheese-warner.html Team India will miss the services of regular skipper Virat Kohli for three of the four Tests in Australia. Kohli will take part in the opening Test in Adelaide, India’s first Day/Night encounter Down Under. After the conclusion of the match, Kohli will head back to India to be with wife Anushka Sharma for the birth of their first child. Rohit, Ishant need to be on flight to Australia in next 4-5 days: Ravi Shastri https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/Y7jGWQv3g9_drh-sevawcirc/rohit-ishant-need-to-be-on-flight-to-australia-in-next-4-5-days-ravi-shastri.html The Indian cricket team is currently in Australia for a long tour Down Under, which will feature three ODIs as many T20Is and four Tests. However, head coach Ravi Shastri conceded that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma, both recovering from injuries, will need to reach Australia in the next few days. Rohit or Rahane : Who should lead in Kohli’s absence? https://cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/ILR7Z3UAGa_drh-sevawcirc/rohit-or-rahane-who-should-lead-in-kohlis-absence.html Indian skipper Virat Kohli has decided to leave the Australian tour after the first test in Adelaide, in order to be present with his wife, as the pair are expecting their first child. That has created a sense of anxiety in the Indian camp, as his absence has not only created a huge hole in the side’s batting, but it also means that someone else will be leading the Indian team in whites, something that hasn’t happened in more than three years.