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MS Dhoni Wife Name Age Wedding Pictures VS First Love dating: MS Dhoni was single man before wedding without any girlfriend relation. According to MS Dhoni Sakshi and Dhoni made for each other. Sakshi was also not dated with any person. Both were married in 2010 and in 2015 blessed with one daughter. Ziva. MS Dhoni was conferred with country's third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan, on Aoril 2, 2018. Personal Life & Legacy It was revealed in his biopic that M. S. Dhoni had been in a relationship with a girl named Priyanka Jha during 2002. Ex-girlfriends of MS Dhoni. We all know MS Dhoni as 'captain cool' of Indian cricket. Dhoni is a also cool person outside the cricket field. However, his love story with beautiful Sakshi Rawat is ... Yes, you read that right. The rumors were very strong that MS Dhoni was secretly dating the former creative director of Comedy Nights with Kapil. 3. Raai Laxmi: In the year 2009,the South Indian actress accepted that she was in a relationship with MS Dhoni and even called the relationship ‘a scar’ as it only lasted for a few months. Dhoni Marriage With Sakshi – The Beginnings. Sources initially reported that Dhoni and Sakshi first got acquainted with each other during their school days from DAV in Ranchi and that over the years, the two got close and were dating for at least two years before their engagement, in July 2010. Indian wicket-keeper also known as MS Dhoni who served as captain of India’s Test team from 2008-2014. He was also limited-overs captain from 2007-2016. He led Chennai to Indian Premier League titles in 2010 and 2011 and joined the Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016. Sakshi had met Dhoni through a common friend, i.e. Dhoni's previous manager, during her last day as an intern at the hotel. While the two started dating from thereon, the couple tied the knot in 2010 on July 04 in a private affair with minimal media coverage. When she received Dhoni’s text, Sakshi initially thought that someone was playing a prank on her. Their love blossomed and they started dating in March 2018. They tied the knot on July 4, 2010, after 3 years of courtship. The wedding had been planned for months. Sakshi and Dhoni became proud parents of a baby girl, Ziva, on February 6, 2015. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the popular cricketers of India and the demand of pics-videos of his personal life is very high. In the year 2016 biopic of MS Dhoni ‘The Untold Story’ has made a great hit on the box office. In the movie we all have seen Dhoni sister as a mentor role in his life. Every time whenever fans get any video related to Indian former it gets viral very easily. Former India captain MS Dhoni has announced his retirement. The 39-year-old led his national team in limited-overs cricket from 2007 to 2016 and in Tests from 2008 to 2014.

MS Dhoni and the art of timing

2020.08.17 09:44 topcrickets804 MS Dhoni and the art of timing

MS Dhoni and the art of timing

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Perhaps it is the only time in MS Dhoni's career that his timing didn't work out for the best, although naturally it was still the opposition who suffered. It's when Dhoni unintentionally made sure that a Pakistani player's potential date with an Indian fan wasn't to be. He couldn't be blamed for it though. And no, it's not what you think.
The story dates back to August 2004 when India A were on that now famous tour of Kenya where the first chapter of the Dhoni legend was written. The setting was the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi. Like he did in literally every game of the tri-series, Dhoni was toying with the Pakistan A bowlers, hitting boundaries for fun. Not that one member of the opposition, who had been positioned by the long-off fence, was complaining.
Not only had he caught the eye of the Indian woman in the stands, but he had managed to exchange a few sweet nothings with her in between overs - to the extent that she had agreed to meet for dinner that evening. It was then that the Pakistani fielder in question, who had been brought up to mid-off, saw Dhoni launch the ball with great force over his head and into the stands. What he recalls next is the sight of paramedics rushing towards that area of the ground before attending to his "date", who had been struck a painful blow on her leg, followed by him ordering room service and dining in solitude that night.
An unfortunate incident for sure, but as far as Dhoni was concerned he couldn't have timed it better - both the six and the knock. It was to be his first-ever century against an international team. Three days later, he'd produce an encore though no "dates" are known to have been disrupted. The man who the Pakistan A coaching staff had described as a "qawal (folk singer) who looked like he'd come to play the drum" had shown them, the Indian selectors and the world that he was made for the big league.
By sheer coincidence, it also happened to be one of those rare occasions in that era when an India A series was telecast live back home. Not to forget that the only reason Dhoni made it into the playing XI was due to first-choice wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik being called for national duty. His selection on the tour itself over fellow East Zone gloveman Deep Dasgupta was a punt taken by Kiran More & Co. It was just meant to be. Like with a majority of the Dhoni story, it just happened to be perfect timing.
Dhoni is considered by many to be Indian cricket's ultimate "destiny's child". It's for good reason. And he for one has never shied away from it. If anything, he's embraced it at every juncture of his career. So much so that he's always refused to extend his hand to a palmist or an astrologer. "Achha naseeb hai, chalne do (my destiny's good, let it stay that way)'," is how he would respond when asked for his reasons to be so dismissive of them.
It's this faith in his own destiny that has in many ways shaped the life and career of MS Dhoni the cricketer and the man. It also played a huge role, if not defined, his enigmatic aura. For while he might have left those around him scratching their heads over some of the decisions taken both on and off the field, the former Indian captain has always done so with the belief that whatever will be, will be. In essence, no other cricketer has epitomised the Que sera seraapproach to life to the extent Dhoni has, both as a player and a leader.
This belief also empowered him to take more challenging decisions than many in his position, especially when he was in charge of the Indian team. Or like Dhoni puts it routinely in his discourses to young jawans(soldiers) who he meets on his visits to army camps, "the more and more decisions you take, the more and more times you'll make a correct decision. So, the more decisions you take, the number of mistakes will come down."
It's a theory that he lived by during his time at the helm, of course laced with a lot of earthy logic and common sense, whether it was handing the last over of a World Cup final to a very inexperienced bowler, or nudging the senior players out when he felt his white-ball team needed more speed than miles under their legs, or even dramatically announcing his Test retirement in the middle of a series. But again, even if he didn't always come across as the right man at the right place, he was there more importantly at the right time. Think back to the English and Australian summers of 2011, when India had been cleaned up 4-0 on both tours. It just so happened to take place during a period when the one man who was determined to support him to eternity and back, N Srinivasan, had taken over as the BCCI head honcho.
The fact that Dhoni even landed up in Chennai and won Srinivasan's loyalty was a result of him believing in his destiny. He'd after all turned down approaches from three separate franchises to become their marquee player and instead decided to throw his name into the first-ever IPL auction. The supposed gamble landed him the costliest price-tag for that edition of the tournament, back when the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid were still at their peak. Not to forget his subsequent rise as a cricketing superstar in a cricket-mad city that had never had one they could call their own. And again, would he have wielded the kind of singular, unopposed power that he did during that inaugural World T20 if the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly hadn't decided that the shortest format of the game wasn't for them back then?
You could maybe even trace this sense of predestination to his unique fashion of designing run-chases. We might not all agree with it, but you couldn't deny that there was some method to his at times seemingly bizarre tactics while in the middle. It was based around never trying to force the issue, unless it was very necessary, and letting the match situation play out till it reached the cricketing equivalent of a penalty shootout or a Mexican standoff, or simply Dhoni hour. It was a risky strategy built around a belief that when that time came, it would more often than not be he who prevailed. An average of 102.71 in 75 successful run-chases is testament to that.
In a way it is apt that his last game in India colours was one where he stuck to his diktat till the very end but eventually failed to see it through. Many believed it was the perfect time for Dhoni to call it a day. That he'd done all he could with his ageing body to get India to within 18 runs of a spot in another World Cup final. That it was time to go. Many have since questioned his delay in hanging up his Indian jersey, and understandably so. But at the time of that semifinal in Manchester, a T20 World Cup was scheduled for a little more than a year later.
Maybe Dhoni believed there was one final lifeline still left on his palm to see his country through to another global title. Even if the coals that had kept his remarkable career lit for over 16 years had long burned out. Perhaps the tournament being pushed back by 12 months was the sign that the man who mastered his own destiny was waiting for. Either way, we'll never really know. After all, Dhoni will never show us his hand, literally.

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2020.07.21 22:36 loadedsoul1 Aditya Chopra and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's police statements differ

Bollywood bigwig filmakers Aditya Chopra and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have recorded contradictory statements with Mumbai Police, as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Bhansali reportedly told the police that he had approached Yash Raj Films (YRF) to allow Sushant to work in his directorial "Bajirao Mastani", which released in 2015. Sushant, at that point of time, was contract-bound with YRF. However, Bhansali recalled being told by YRF that Sushant's dates are unavailable because he was busy with their upcoming production, "Paani", reports indiatoday.in. The Shekhar Kapur directorial "Paani" eventually got shelved, reportedly due to creative differences between Kapur and Aditya Chopra.
YRF chairman Chopra, who recorded his statement at Versova Police Station on Saturday, on the other hand said in his statement that his production house was "not" approached by Bhansali for a permission to let Sushant to work in "Bajirao Mastani".Chopra has further said in his statement that YRF had allowed Sushant to sign the 2016 release, "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", which means they never stopped the late actor from working with filmmakers outside the production house. The Mumbai Police team investigating the actor's death is yet to ascertain which information is incorrect. Bhansali in his statement given to Mumbai Police earlier this months had also said that he had approached Sushant for four films including "Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela" (2013), "Bajirao Mastani" (2015) and "Padmaavat" (2018). The three films turned out to be blockbusters at the box office and won several popular awards. The filmmaker had reportedly offered a fourth film to Sushant but it did not work out.
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2020.07.07 19:54 misttyindia Indian Famous People’s Birthdays प्रसिद्ध लोगों का जन्मदिन 7-जुलाई

Indian Famous People’s Birthdays प्रसिद्ध लोगों का जन्मदिन 7-जुलाई
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MS Dhoni
Indian cricket player
Date of Birth: 07-Jul-1981
Place of Birth: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Profession: cricketer
Nationality: India
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Kailash Kher
Indian pop-rock singer
Date of Birth: 07-Jul-1973
Place of Birth: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Profession: composer, singer, lyricist, film actor
Nationality: India
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Indian film director
Date of Birth: 07-Jul-1963
Place of Birth: New Delhi, Delhi, India
Profession: screenwriter, film director, film producer
Nationality: India
Zodiac Sign: Cancer



Manjot Singh
Indian actor
Date of Birth: 07-Jul-1992
Place of Birth: Delhi, India
Profession: actor
Nationality: India
Zodiac Sign: Cancer


Shweta Pandit
Indian singer, songwriter, performing artist and actress
Date of Birth: 07-Jul-1986
Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Profession: actor, singer, songwriter
Nationality: India
Zodiac Sign: Cancer


Kedarnath Singh
Indian writer
Date of Birth: 07-Jul-1934
Place of Birth: Chakia, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date of Death: 19-Mar-2018
Profession: poet, critic, essayist
Nationality: India
Zodiac Sign: Cancer


Anil Biswas (composer)
Indian singer
Date of Birth: 07-Jul-1914
Place of Birth: Barisal, Barisal Division, Bangladesh
Date of Death: 31-May-2003
Profession: actor, composer
Nationality: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Jonnavittula Ramalingeswara Rao
Lyricist and playback singer
Date of Birth: 07-Jul-1959
Place of Birth: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Profession: screenwriter, songwriter, lyricist
Nationality: India
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
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2020.06.30 11:20 TeraHeroIdharNahiHai What will be the verdict of the films which will be released in the theatres?How will the promotions take place?

The release date of Sooryavanshi & 83 was announced today.The former film is being boycotted because it is being produced by Karan Johar & the later one is being boycotted because it stars Ranveer Singh who stole films from Sushant.We will also have Coolie No 1 releasing in the theatres which will obviously be boycotted kyunki it has two star kids.
In my opinion, Karan will use Sooryavanshi to play the victim card & talk fondly about Sushant.Ranveer & Deepika will remember how good he was as a cricketer in MS Dhoni & milk it for publicity.Varun will mumble a few kind words for him & Sara will cry because he was her first co star (I will give her a pass here) .Kuch bhi ho jaye lekin mujhe lagta hai ki these Bollywood celebs will use his name to promote their films.
Will the above mentioned films be impacted due to all the social media outrage?
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2020.06.14 11:20 BabaGyaanchod Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide at 34

Bollywood has lost yet another actor as reports suggest that Sushant Singh Rajput has decided to end his life and committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai. While the industry is still reeling with the passing away of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor in April, Bollywood has to now deal with yet another loss. Sushant was 34 years old, more details about are awaited.
His last release was 'Chhichhore', which hit the screens in 2019. He romanced Shraddha Kapoor in the film, which emerged as a massive blockbuster at the box office. The actor was rumoured to be in a relationship with Rhea Kapoor and the couple was often snapped by the paparazzi around the city. Sushant Singh Rajput earned massive fame with a TV show and made a successful transition to films. He marked his debut in Bollywood with 'Kai Po Che!' in 2012 and went on to deliver massive hits like 'PK' and 'Kedarnath'. His biggest hit till date remains 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story'. On the professional front, Sushant was to be seen in Mukesh Chhabra directed 'Dil Bechara' with Sanjana Sanghi. The film was an official remake of Hollywood hit 'The Fault in Our Stars'.
Sushant Singh Rajput's last Instagram post was for his mother. The actor had shared, "He shared a picture of his mother and wrote, "Blurred past evaporating from teardrops Unending dreams carving an arc of smile And a fleeting life, negotiating between the two... #माँ ❤️".

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2020.05.10 20:17 shamsimam Best ODI Batsmen based on Average ICC Ratings

Methodology:
ICC ratings takes opposition quality, e.g. bowlers strength, pitch conditions, etc., into account. These parameters are judged only from data available in a scorecard. A higher average value represents a batsman who performed better than a batsman with a lower average value over their entire career (to-date for current players).
Criteria:
Average ICC ratings of batsman over their entire career (to-date for current players): (a) minimum of 75 matches played and (b) ratings from first 20 matches dropped is reported. Dropping the first few matches avoids bias: (a) first few matches receive only partial points in the ratings and (b) players who have great or poor starts to their careers do not get advantage.
Bowlers chart is here.
Rank Name Matches Average Rating Maximum Rating
1 Viv Richards 187 890.44 935
2 Dean Jones 164 828.47 918
3 Michael Bevan 232 822.96 885
4 Virat Kohli 249 821.95 911
5 Allan Lamb 122 821.20 897
6 Hashim Amla 181 801.06 901
7 Gordon Greenidge 128 800.45 895
8 AB de Villiers 228 785.32 902
9 Desmond Haynes 238 784.46 900
10 Javed Miandad 233 762.15 910
11 David Gower 114 758.51 919
12 Brian Lara 299 756.76 908
13 Sachin Tendulkar 463 756.67 887
14 Mike Hussey 185 756.04 857
15 Geoff Marsh 117 753.01 819
16 Quinton de Kock 121 752.63 813
17 Graham Gooch 125 751.85 863
18 Mark Waugh 244 750.22 852
19 Hansie Cronje 188 745.24 833
20 MS Dhoni 350 742.53 836
21 Clive Lloyd 87 737.28 805
22 Shikhar Dhawan 137 736.15 813
23 Gary Kirsten 185 736.04 900
24 Ricky Ponting 375 735.33 829
25 Adam Gilchrist 287 733.27 820
26 Graeme Hick 120 730.93 815
27 George Bailey 90 730.37 867
28 David Boon 181 728.20 835
29 Joe Root 146 726.13 824
30 Jacques Kallis 328 718.40 817
31 Martin Crowe 143 718.27 818
32 Marcus Trescothick 123 716.76 797
33 Andrew Jones 87 715.45 812
34 Kane Williamson 150 710.88 799
35 Nick Knight 100 701.35 761
36 Saeed Anwar 247 698.05 808
37 Mohammad Yousuf 288 695.66 777
38 Mohammad Azharuddin 334 695.11 811
39 Sourav Ganguly 311 693.11 844
40 Matthew Hayden 161 692.91 850
41 Graeme Smith 197 691.63 784
42 David Warner 122 689.22 880
43 Allan Border 273 687.57 794
44 Kumar Sangakkara 404 685.08 861
45 Shai Hope 79 684.49 808
46 Michael Clarke 245 683.23 750
47 Kevin Pietersen 136 682.47 833
48 Inzamam-ul-Haq 378 681.51 801
49 Arjuna Ranatunga 269 681.37 789
50 Aravinda de Silva 308 679.60 862

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2020.04.14 01:25 CricSkipper [OC] Is the IPL Auctioneer's Gavel Really Necessary ?

[OC] Is the IPL Auctioneer's Gavel Really Necessary ?
One maybe thinking that that the open tender auction that happens a few months before the start of any auction is all drama, and no substance. But upon taking a closer look, one notices some astonishing facts. An entire team's brilliant success; namely, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK); was built on the back of master-strokes of auction-based decision-making when planning to form a team around the core individuals who should make it up. Nobody, at the beginning of 2008, could have asserted that Mahender Singh Dhoni was worth the INR 6 Crores he was paid for being the top pick of that season. And the naysayers stood almost vindicated by the end of the third year of IPL, that barring the aberrations of the Dhone-led IPL team reaching the semi-finals on a consistent basis, that nobody could be worth the largesse of the outbidding, and spending at auctions. However, they were disproved in back-to-back fashion, by Dhoni, and his able deputy, Suresh Raina. (who was also picked up at the 2008 auction) Now, one may say that these are just one or two freakish incidents, or flashes in the pan....but look at the staggering results of the three other major IPL auctions that came along the way. (2011, 2014, and 2017) Note: The IPL 2020 auction was not considered because the performance results won't be known for at least 2 or more years. ABD, Sunil Narine, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, etc., are all now polished diamonds that were unearthed by this form of open-tender Auction !
Is it any wonder that their respective Cricket Teams have performed well ? Back in January, 2018, there was some news, and a SportStar article, (Source: https://sportstar.thehindu.com/cricket/ipl/ipl-considering-doing-away-with-big-auctions/article22543969.ece), that the BCCI Governing Council had planned to do away with IPL auctions and was planning a Draft System. It was a good thing that this daft draft idea fizzled out, as the realization as to why "fix a thing that was not broken" dawned on these people.
Then, there were those whose worth on the Cricket field was skyrocketing (e. g. Dimitri Mascarenhas), and were bought out by other teams (KXIP from RR), only to be put out of circulation for what would have been their peak playing season, and made to cool their heals, as if in an open capitalist act of hoarding. Therefore we have to regulate this industry just well enough, so that such events don't occur. Talking about rules, below, are the criteria that this study has based itself on to see the worth of those that came under the auctioneer's gavel !
The main considerations for auction deals considered for the study are that:
1) The openly bid-and-sold player has to play with the team that he was sold to, for a minimum of 3 years before being considered for this study.
2) Showing up for an IPL season is half the battle. So, IPL players sold at an auction must make themselves available to appear in IPL Cricket matches in the 3 continuous years post-their auction purchase.
3) If the player appears for auction and is bought out by the same team he is already in, the original purchase date is considered as the reference point of the purchase.
First Big IPL Auction: 2008

Second Big IPL Auction: 2011

3rd Big IPL Auction: 2014

4th Big IPL Auction
So, with all the same rules for everyone in place, it was off to the races to see whether the open-tender IPL auction process was better than the closed-door bidding process or the Drafts system. (The Drafts system is a subjective selection of players by experts or scouts. The amateur drafted player is typically one - who does not have much experience in professional competitions.)
In retrospect, as these comparison charts clearly indicate, based on past IPL performance alone, overseas players such as Sunil Narine, David Warner, Andre Russell, Albie Morkel, & Indian players such as Amit Mishra, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Harbhajan Singh, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan, & Suresh Raina, are the most consistent workhorses, and are worth their weight in gold. The next best - and the rest - lag behind so badly, that you might as well re-visit former US President Barack Obama's 2009 "Cash for Clunkers" economic kick-start program idea. (in which emission-busting, and gas-guzzling old vehicles were traded in for new ones) As that moniker is already taken, would it be better to call the auctions for the rest of the players, the "Rupees for Rubbish ?" One might as well hold a "Dutch Auction" for the rest of the IPL player market, where the price of the player is bid down instead of up, and the bidders collude to share the spoils, once the item is discarded as non-saleable !!! That is how pathetic the performances of the other players has been in general, barring the odd spark of genius from an Andre Russell, or a Glenn Maxwell, or an ABD !
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2019.12.22 04:45 okaywhat22 Highest Averages of some players in ODIs

Here are the highest averages some of our favourite players have reached in their ODI Careers, along with their stats at that time
min. 50 matches played and 2000 runs scored at the time
Player Matches Runs Average 50s 100s Date achieved
Virat Kohli 239 11520 60.31 54 43 14th August 2019
AB de Villiers 200 8621 54.56 48 24 14th February 2016
Sachin Tendulkar 324 12878 45.34 66 36 18th January 2004
Rohit Sharma 214 8657 49.18 42 27 6th July 2019
Babar Azam 73 3328 54.55 15 11 30th September 2019
Ricky Ponting 288 10835 44.40 63 25 20th December 2007
Viv Richards 109 4600 57.50 34 8 31st March 1986
Mike Hussey 82 2019 57.68 12 2 24th February 2008
MS Dhoni 242 7999 53.32 54 9 28th January 2014
Hashim Amla 62 3216 59.55 19 10 5th September 2012
Michael Bevan 101 3405 63.05 24 3 18th April 1999
Kevin Pietersen 51 2026 56.27 14 5 21st April 2007
Kumar Sangakkara 404 14234 41.98 93 25 18th March 2015
Mahela Jayawardane 253 7112 33.86 41 10 10th June 2007
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2019.08.07 15:11 somisharma 13 Incredible ways to Boost Your ROI by Optimizing Facebook

13 Incredible ways to Boost Your ROI by Optimizing Facebook

Facebook marketers can see the constant change in Facebook marketing and ads creation.
Every week there seems like a constant change in the news feed of Facebook. There can be a time when the infamous news feed could no longer be seen.
According to the recently created BlockParty report, the stories which were pioneered by Snapchat are now taking over the feed-based sharing by 15 times faster.
So, the ultimate cheat of getting the most ROI for a brand from a Facebook page in present time is here now.
Follow the checklists below and get help in optimizing your page, increasing organic results and boosting Facebook exposure for any size budget.

Learn the Mastery of Letting Go Facebook Page Past

The first thing which we need to avoid is the thinking that Facebook owes us anything. Almost ten years have been passed so shrug off the entitlement issues.
Change the way you are thinking and look at the Facebook page of your brand as a microsite which is hosted by Facebook for free and there you would find some more opportunities
Thinking of Facebook as a search engine would help you in optimizing the contents similar to that of your website to get found on Google SERPs.
Similar to the changes in Google’s famous algorithm changes, Facebook too is constantly updating and adjusting its provided algorithms.

Branding & Visuals is the First Step to Begin

Profile Image
Important alert!
The profile image of your Facebook page should be identifiable in the news feed and should clearly represent your brand. The one thing which you should keep in mind is that avoiding the combination of horizontal company names and icons.
Don’t think much, keep logos simple clean and clear. Make sure you have provided professional headshot If your Facebook page is for the personal brand public figure.
What is looking good on your desktop might be not that appealing on a mobile. Avoid the use of multiple words trying to fit in an icon, company name or tagline should not be put in an image thumbprint all together.

Think of your Facebook Page as the publication house and your cover image to be the magazine cover.
Similar to the ways the magazine covers communicate to people why they need to buy it, your cover image should communicate someone to hit the follow button or simply pick or buy from your page.
Cover images should be changed at regular intervals like monthly or weekly for representing your brand’s current theme/story.
Taking advantage of the video feature and using this for sharing what customer feel about your products, bragging about the awards or media coverage you have received or showcasing your best demo.
You should always design your cover images keeping the mobile users in mind. If doubts come double check both your mobile and desktop to find out if it’s looking good.

Making the Page Official

Verify Your Page
You might have come across some pages on Facebook with a grey or blue verification check mark. According to the Facebook support grey, verification is provided to only certain types or category of pages.
To get the blue check on your page, you must fall into the celebrity type status, such as MS Dhoni, or big brands, like Reliance.
Check yourself if page verification is available by going to page settings under General and if it is there, verify it.
It matters as the official page gets better search results from Facebook.
The page verification makes you legit and favors your brands to show more in searches and the creditability of a verified Facebook page is much bigger than that of non-verified one.
Templates & Tabs
You could customize your page for your audience than why going with the default design.
Facebook provides users with the ways to customize their pages and its look and feel depending on the type of industry or business. There are many free templates for non-profits, politicians, restaurants venues, services, and more.
Similar to the navigation of a new website, Facebook provides pages with the option of prioritizing the order of Tabs, even turning a few tabs off and more defined Facebook Page tab navigation.
In case, you are not using any tab, you could easily get rid of it or your business depends more on videos, you could easily move that tab to the top.

Showcasing Your Engaging Story

Our Story
This section is similar to the About Us section of a website and in this section, you could tell your brand story along with a featured image.
Use of keywords and use of readable short sentences, subheads, and bullets are an essential part of Our story. Here you can find the options for H1, H2 tags and adding more images.
You could also add tagged links for attracting traffic back to your owned media and could watch on Google analytics to see the results.
Pinned Posts
This is the place from where you can choose a post to feature by pinning it to the top of your Facebook page’s feed. You should consider making posts your top tab so that the latest post is shown upfront and posts on the center when someone visits your Facebook page.
You should be aware of changing the older Pinned Posts. There are many times pinned posts get forgotten and it remains pinned to the top of the feed for weeks, months and sometimes even till years.
There could be the wrong impression on your audience if your brand is not active if your pinned post is dated. And this could happen even when you are updating your Facebook page regularly.
The pinned posts are the first thing which your visitors notice when landing on your Facebook Page so it advised to update it up once a week with your latest news or featured promotion.
Boosting Posts
Once boosting posts was considered as a taboo for ad experts of Facebook but now it has been clear that boosted posts provide more purpose and value and could help in growing up light public relations.
You could add even more popularity to your pinned post by boosting your post or making a Facebook ad of that post so that it could reach to more people and find more exposure than it is having currently.
The boosting of your posts is providing impressions to your new visitors about the activity and engagement of the post.
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You should always be on your toes so that you are aware of how your ad is performing and if it’s not performing well you should turn off your boosted post.

The secret about Facebook Boosting

It is recommended to boost only those posts which have a 5percent or higher engagement rate. But this engagement rate baseline varies for different pages so you will need to pay attention to your own stats to see what is normal.

Risks of Facebook Page Boosting

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Timing
This is an obvious thing but the best time for making a post on Facebook is when your audience is there on Facebook. You could look into your Facebook insights to see the trend of your Facebook page.
Try posting a few hours before your audience peak time as this will help you in maximum organic exposure.
Posts such as #motivationmonday should be started as early as possible in the day.

Keywords
In the digital marketing world or in search marketer’s world keywords are considered to be the best practice when it comes to SEO and targeting for PPC. It is also important for Keywords in Facebook posts, captions, titles, tags, categories, and video descriptions.
Even brands many times miss keywords in captions in Facebook messaging. Mentioning of brand name or keyword phrase in a caption will help you in triggering the post to come up in Facebook search.
Search for your brand name in the Facebook search bar and after that try searching for your competition in the same search bar.
Links
One of the biggest mistakes while optimizing a Facebook page is, we forget about links. In bringing quality traffic to websites or blog provide you more control to target while taking back power from Facebook.

Video
Facebook is the leading social networking site in terms of video watching and while the video is the next big thing in branding and with only 15 percent brands not indulge in any video it is still hot.
There has been the transition from the native video to live video to vertical video and now completely in the phase of watch party. The main thing with Facebook pages video content is that for successful Facebook content strategy survival is a must.
Stories
Stories are overtaking the social media world and using images, videos, stickers and filters in Facebook Stories in the last 24 hours are among the latest format for content creators.
There are nearly a billion users across WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat already turn to share stories.
Social media is changing from text-based platforms which were originally designed for desktop use to truly mobile-only networks that give freedom to users in capturing in the moment experiences and pivoting them on stories.
You should start slipping in Stories if not already.
Messenger
Lastly, we have Facebook Messenger on the list and according to the state of social 2019 report, this year more brands adopted messaging as part of their social media strategies.
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2019.06.30 19:36 EmbraceAllDeath Post Match Thread: Cricket World Cup 2019 38th Match England vs India at Edgbaston, Birmingham

England vs India in Birmingham, England Cricket World Cup 38th Match, 2019

England won by 31 runs

Man of the match: Jonny Bairstow
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Date: June 30th, 2019
Weather: 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Partly Cloudy
Pitch report: The pitch at Edgbaston is mostly bowling friendly. Moreover, if we look at the past, then the team batting second has always been at an advantage. So, the team winning the toss should for bowling first.Source

PLAYING XIs

England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Liam Plunkett, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood
India: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Kuldeep Yadav, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
England won the toss and elected to bat first

SCORECARD

England 337/7
BATSMAN R (B) OUT / NOT OUT SR
Jason Roy 66 (57) c sub (Jadeja) b Kuldeep Yadav 115.78
Jonny Bairstow 111 (109) c Pant b Mohammed Shami 101.83
Joe Root 44 (54) c Pandya b Mohammed Shami 81.48
Eoin Morgan 1 (9) c Jadhav b Mohammed Shami 11.11
Ben Stokes 79 (54) c sub (Jadeja) b Bumrah 146.29
Jos Buttler 20 (8) c & b Mohammed Shami 250.00
Chris Woakes 7 (5) c Sharma b Mohammed Shami 140.00
Liam Plunkett 1 (4) not out 25.000
Jofra Archer 0 (0) not out -
Did not bat: Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
FoW: 1-160 (Jason Roy, 22.1 ov), 2-205 (Jonny Bairstow, 31.4 ov), 3-207 (Eoin Morgan, 33.4 ov), 4-277 (Joe Root, 44.1 ov), 5-310 (Jos Buttler, 46.6 ov), 6-319 (Chris Woakes, 48.1 ov), 7-336 (Ben Stokes, 49.4 ov)
BOWLER O R W ECO
Mohammed Shami 10 69 5 6.90
Jasprit Bumrah 10 44 1 4.40
Yuzvendra Chahal 10 88 0 8.80
Hardik Pandya 10 60 0 6.00
Kuldeep Yadav 10 72 1 7.20
Extras (8): b 2, lb 2, w 4
India 306/5
BATSMAN R (B) OUT / NOT OUT SR
KL Rahul 0 (9) c & b Woakes 0.00
Rohit Sharma 102 (109) c Buttler b Woakes 93.57
Virat Kohli 66 (76) c sub (Vince) b Plunkett 86.84
Rishabh Pant 32 (39) c Woakes b Plunkett 110.34
Hardik Pandya 45 (33) c sub (Vince) b Plunkett 136.36
MS Dhoni 42 (31) not out 135.48
Kedar Jadhav 12 (13) not out 92.30
Did not bat: Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
FoW: 1-8 (KL Rahul, 2.3 ov), 2-146 (Virat Kohli, 28.2 ov), 3-198 (Rohit Sharma, 36.1 ov), 4-226 (Rishabh Pant, 39.1 ov), 5-267 (Hardik Pandya, 44.5 ov)
BOWLER O R W ECO
Chris Woakes 10 58 2 5.8
Jofra Archer 10 45 0 4.50
Liam Plunkett 10 55 3 5.50
Mark Wood 10 73 0 7.30
Adil Rashid 6 40 0 6.66
Ben Stokes 4 34 0 8.50
Extras (7): lb 1, w 6

Presentation:

Jonny Bairstow, Man of the Match: "It was important to set a platform and assess the conditions early after winning the toss. It's been frustrating for the guys as we've played well but the results have not gone in our favour. We can improve things going forward against New Zealand. I was reacting to each ball. VVS definitely helped me with his knowledge against spin (while playing for Sunrisers). They bowled well upfront as they got few edges but we capitalized later. We have three must win games in the next two weeks but we need to focus on the next game that we play against New Zealand."
Eoin Morgan, English skipper: "I thought we had a perfect start. Winning the toss and batting first wasn't an easy decision but it turned out to be the best decision. Partnersips throughout took us to a really formidable total. From 10-20 overs we got about 90-95 runs. It lays a huge platform and the two main spinners of India were taken on. Hoefully this is the brand of cricket that we want to play and it has taken off. The slower balls were gripping and were taking off the deck, so we weren't really worried. I was really happy with India's approach sitting back. But our bowlers were superb. Liam has been outstanding for us, especially in the middle overs. There is absolutely no easy game in this tournament, as Pakistan's game against Afghanistan showed yesterday."
Virat Kohli, Indian skipper: "If batsmen are able to reverse sweep for a six you can't do much as a spinner. They had to be more smart with their lines as it was difficult to contain runs with one short boundary. I thought they were going towards 360 at one stage, so we did well to pull things back. We were happy to restrict them to 330. If we were clinical with the bat, the result could have been different, I think. We had a decent chance when they (Pant and Pandya) were in there. We kept losing wickets and that doesn't help in a big chase, but credit goes to England in the end. It's up to discussions with the two guys who were in there. They bowled in good areas and the ball was stopping, hence it was difficult to bat towards the end."
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2019.03.27 12:44 MATCHPREDICTION123 Analysis of Indian Batting order for Cricket World Cup 2019

With the World Cup coming sharply into view, time is all but up for teams to make serious adjustments to their plans. We’re into a period of fine tuning. India, tournament favourites along with the hosts, England, have been putting the finishing touches to their preparations.
The dominant top three
This is the most dangerous aspect of India’s batting. Coming in first drop, captain Virat Kohli is the greatest ODI batsman of all time. In this cycle (since the end of the last World Cup), he has 3996 runs at an average of 79.92, including 17 centuries. No one comes close. Except, perhaps, Rohit Sharma and his 3,588 runs at 62.94 and 15 centuries. He may consistently and somewhat fail in Test cricket, but Sharma is a leading light in the ODI game. His opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan, undoubtedly
The middle order
This is where the picture becomes a little less clear. India haven’t found their ideal number four, although Ambati Rayudu is the man in possession and has enjoyed a reasonable time of things during India’s 4–1 series win in New Zealand, top scoring with 190 runs in the series. He averages 61 in this cycle, but from only 25 games. He has been a bit in and out of the side but has played in the last seven ODIs. Dinesh Karthik provides the competition.
It’s then on to a far more familiar face in the form of MS Dhoni. A man of his advancing years comes under severe scrutiny during any downturn in form, but he went someway to answering his critics with a couple of stellar performances in Australia in January. He’s India’s fourth top scorer in this cycle.
Positions six and seven are then a little unclear. Vijay Shankar batted six in Wellington, having made his debut in Australia, but this is, to date, his only innings with the bat. He bowls right-arm medium and India are clearly eyeing him up as a horses for courses selection in the all-rounder’s berth for a tournament in England.
Kedhar Jadhav appears likely to appear in some capacity in the lower middle order. He bowls some very handy off spin and has 982 runs at 44.64 in this cycle. He will likely bat ahead of the explosive batting of Hardik Pandya, who is more of a bowling all-rounder as things stand, but has the healthiest strike rate (116.58) of any Indian in this cycle to have played more than five games.
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2019.03.23 18:33 __Rudolph_Hitler__ [POST MATCH THREAD] Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 1st Match, Indian Premier League

Chennai Super Kings win by 7 wickets with 14 balls remaining, target 71 off 20 overs at a run rate of 3.55

Man of the match: Harbhajan Singh
1st match of the Indian Premier League, 2019
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Date: 23 March 2019 Weather: 29°C, Periodic Clouds, Humidity 75%
Pitch report (Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Doull): This pitch looks very dry and it might be helpful for the spinners. There is small covering of grass but that is there to hold the wicket together. Little bit of dew might come in late. Average score batting first here is 167 and today teams might need more than that.

PLAYING XIs

Chennai Super Kings: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
CSK won the toss and opted to bowl

SCORECARD

Royal Challengers Bangalore 70-10 (17.1 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Kohli (c) 6 (12) c Jadeja b Harbhajan 50
Parthiv (wk) 29 (35) c Jadhav b Bravo 82.86
Moeen 9 (8) c&b Harbhajan 112.5
de Villiers 9 (10) c Jadeja b Harbhajan 90
Hetmyer 0 (2) run out (Raina/Dhoni) 0
Dube 2 (5) c Watson b Tahir 40
de Grandhomme 4 (6) c Dhoni (wk) b Jadeja 66.67
Saini 2 (3) c Watson b Tahir 66.67
Chahal 4 (12) c Harbhajan b Tahir 33.33
Umesh 1 (10) b Jadeja 10
Siraj 0 (1) not out 0
FoW: Kohli 16-1 (3.3), Moeen 28-2 (5.2), de Villiers 38-3 (7.2), Hetmyer 39-4 (7.6), Dube 45-5 (9.2), de Grandhomme 50-6 (10.3), Saini 53-7 (11.1), Chahal 59-8 (13.4), Umesh 70-9 (16.5), Parthiv 70-10 (17.1)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Chahar 4 17 0 4.2
Harbhajan 4 20 3 5
Raina 1 6 0 6
Tahir 4 9 3 2.2
Jadeja 4 15 2 3.8
Bravo 0.1 0 1 0
Extras (4): b 0, lb 3, w 0, nb 1, p 0
Chennai Super Kings 71-3 (17.4 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Watson 0 (10) b Chahal 0
Rayudu 28 (42) b Siraj 66.67
Raina c Dube b Moeen 19 (21) 90.48
Jadhav 13 (19) not out 68.42
Jadeja 6 (15) not out 40
FoW: Watson 8-1 (2.1), Raina 40-2 (9.2), Rayudu 59-3 (14.2)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Chahal 4 6 1 1.5
Saini 4 24 0 6
Moeen 4 19 1 4.8
Umesh 3 13 0 4.3
Siraj 2 5 1 2.5
Dube 0.4 3 0 4.5
Extras (5): b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 1, p 1
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2019.03.08 16:42 __Rudolph_Hitler__ [POST MATCH THREAD] India vs Australia at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, 3rd ODI, Australia tour of India 2019

Australia win by 32 runs, target 314 from 50 overs at a run rate of 6.28, India lead the 5-ODI series 2-1

Man of the match: Usman Khawaja
3rd match of 5-ODI series, Australia tour of India 2019
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, Jharkhand Date: 5 March 2019 Weather: 27°C / 13°C, Sunny, Humidity 25%
Pitch report: Sunil Gavaskar says the pitch has dark tinge and is good for batting, but considering the dew in mind, it's a bowl first pitch.

PLAYING XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia: Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa
India won the toss and opted to bowl first

SCORECARD

Australia 313-5 (50.0 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Finch (c) 93 (99) lbw Kuldeep 93.94
Khawaja 104 (113) c Bumrah b Shami 92.04
Maxwell 47 (31) run out (Jadeja/Dhoni) 151.61
S Marsh 7 (12) c Shankar b Kuldeep 58.33
Stoinis 31 (26) not out 119.23
Handscomb 0 (2) lbw Kuldeep 0
Carey (wk) 21 (17) not out 123.53
FoW: Finch 193-1 (31.5), Khawaja 239-2 (38.3), Maxwell 258-3 (41.6), S Marsh 263-4 (43.2), Handscomb 263-5 (43.4)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Shami 10 52 1 5.2
Bumrah 10 53 0 5.3
Jadeja 10 64 0 6.4
Kuldeep 10 64 3 6.4
Shankar 8 44 0 5.5
Jadhav 2 32 0 16
Extras (10), b 0, lb 4, w 6, nb 0, p 0
India 281-10 (48.2 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Dhawan 1 (10) c Maxwell b Jhye 10
Rohit 14 (14) lbw Cummins 100
Kohli (c) 123 (95) b Zampa 129.57
Rayudu 2 (8) b Cummins 25
Dhoni (wk) 26 (42) b Zampa 61.9
Jadhav 26 (39) lbw Zampa 66.67
Shankar 32 (30) c Jhye b Lyon 106.67
Jadeja 24 (31) c Maxwell b Jhye 77.42
Kuldeep 10 (16) c Finch b Cummins 62.5
Shami 8 (4) c Cummins b Jhye 200
Bumrah 0 (1) not out 0
FoW: Dhawan 11-1 (3.3), Rohit 15-2 (4.3), Rayudu 27-3 (6.2), Dhoni 86-4 (19.1), 174-5 (31.4), Kohli 219-6 (37.3), Shankar 251-7 (42.6), Jadeja 273-8 (47.1), Shami 281-9 (47.5), Kuldeep 281-10 (48.2)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Cummins 8.2 37 3 4.4
Jhye 9 37 3 4.1
Stoinis 6 39 0 6.5
Lyon 10 57 1 5.7
Zampa 10 70 3 7
Maxwell 5 30 0 6
Extras (15): b 1, lb 10, w 4, nb 0, p 0
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2019.03.05 16:56 __Rudolph_Hitler__ [POST MATCH THREAD] India vs Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, 2nd ODI, Australia tour of India 2019

India win by 8 runs and lead the 5-match ODI series 2-0, target 251 from 50 overs at a run rate of 5.02

Man of the match: Virat Kohli
2nd match of 5-ODI series, Australia tour of India 2019
Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, Maharashtra Date: 5 March 2019 Weather: 33°C / 18°C, Sunny
Pitch report (Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Kartik): "This is a pitch made for the spinners, brown surface with a lot of cracks already visible. Team batting second might have a tougher time as the surface will crumble a bit more as the game progresses. Batting won't be easy and the boundaries are quite large here, so must not expect too many sixes. With the very dry and red soil, bowling first won't be an option today."

PLAYING XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia: Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa
Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first

SCORECARD

India 250-10 (48.2 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Rohit 0 (6) c Zampa b Cummins 0
Dhawan 21 (29) lbw Maxwell 72.41
Kohli 116 (120) c Stoinis b Cummins 96.67
Rayudu 18 (32) lbw Lyon 56.25
Shankar 46 (41) run out (Zampa) 112.2
Jadhav 11 (12) c Finch b Zampa 91.67
Dhoni (wk) 0 (1) c Khawaja b Zampa 0
Jadeja 21 (40) c Khawaja b Cummins 52.5
Kuldeep 3 (3) b Cummins 100
Shami 2 (4) not out 50
Bumrah 0 (3) b Coulter-Nile 0
FoW: Rohit 0-1 (0.6), Dhawan 38-2 (8.3), Rayudu 75-3 (16.6), Shankar 156-4 (28.5), Jadhav 171-5 (32.2), Dhoni 171-6 (32.3), Jadeja 238-7 (45.5), Kohli 248-8 (47.1), Kuldeep 249-9 (47.5), Bumrah 250-10 (48.2)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Cummins 9 29 4 3.2
Coulter-Nile 8.2 52 1 6.2
Maxwell 10 45 1 4.5
Zampa 10 62 2 6.2
Lyon 10 42 1 4.2
Stoinis 1 12 0 12
Extras (12): b 1, lb 7, w 4, nb 0, p 0
Australia 242-10 (50.3 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Finch 37 (53) lbw Kuldeep 69.81
Khawaja 38 (37) c Kohli b Jadhav 102.7
S Marsh 16 (27) c Dhoni (wk) b Jadeja 59.26
Handscomb 48 (59) run out (Jadeja) 81.36
Maxwell 4 (18) b Kuldeep 22.22
Stoinis 52 (65) lbw Shankar 80
Carey (wk) 22 (24) b Kuldeep 91.67
Coulter-Nile 4 (4) b Bumrah 100
Cummins 0 (2) c Dhoni (wk) b Bumrah 0
Lyon 6 (6) not out 100
Zampa 2 (2) b Shankar 100
FoW: Finch 83-1 (14.3), Khawaja (15.3), S Marsh 122-3 (23.5), Maxwell 132-4 (28.3), Handscomb 171-5 (37.3), Carey 218-6 (44.3), Coulter-Nile 223-7 (45.2), Cummins 223-8 (45.4), Stoinis 240-9 (49.1), 242-10 (49.3)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Shami 10 60 0 6
Bumrah 10 29 2 2.9
Jadeja 10 48 1 4.8
Shankar 1.3 15 2 10
Kuldeep 10 54 3 5.4
Jadhav 8 33 1 4.1
Extras (13): b 0, lb 3, w 10, nb 0, p 0
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2019.03.02 16:52 __Rudolph_Hitler__ [POST MATCH THREAD] India vs Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, 1st ODI, 2019

India win by 6 wickets with 10 balls remaining and lead the 5-ODI series 1-0, target 237 from 50 overs

Man of the match: Kedar Jadhav
1st match of the 5-ODI series, Australia tour of India 2019
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad Date: 2 March 2019 Weather: 33°C / 21°C, Partly Cloudy
Pitch report: The pitch is expected to assist the slower bowlers initially. But once the sun sets and the lights come on, it will ease out in the cool weather of the evening. Dew will come in as the game progresses, so the captain winning the toss will want to chase.

PLAYING XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
Australia won the toss and opted to bat

SCORECARD

Australia 236-7 (50.0 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Khawaja 50 (76) c Shankar b Kuldeep 65.79
Finch (c) 0 (3) c Dhoni (wk) b Bumrah 0
Stoinis 37 (53) c Kohli b Jadhav 69.81
Handscomb 19 (30) st Dhoni (wk) b Kuldeep 63.33
Maxwell 40 (51) b Shami 78.43
Turner 21 (23) b Shami 91.3
Carey (wk) 36 (37) not out 97.3
Coulter-Nile 28 (27) c Kohli b Bumrah 103.7
Cummins 0 (0) not out 0
FoW: Finch 0-1 (1.3), Stoinis 87-2 (20.1), Khawaja 97-3 (23.5), Hanscomb 133-4 (29.6), Turner 169-5 (37.5), Maxwell 173-6 (39.5), Coulter-Nile 235-7 (49.5)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Shami 10 44 2 4.4
Bumrah 10 60 3 6.0
Shankar 3 22 0 7.3
Kuldeep 10 46 2 4.6
Jadeja 10 33 0 3.3
Jadhav 7 31 1 4.4
Extras (5): b 0, lb 0, w 5, nb 0, p 0
India 240-4 (48.2 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Rohit 37 (66) c Finch b Coulter-Nile 56.06
Dhawan 0 (1) c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 0
Kohli (c) 44 (45) lbw Zampa 97.78
Rayudu 13 (19) c Carey (wk) b Zampa 68.42
Dhoni (wk) 59 (72) not out 81.94
Jadhav 81 (87) not out 93.1
FoW: Dhawan 4-1 (1.1), Kohli 80-2 (16.6), Rohit 95-3 (20.5), Rayudu 99-4 (23.3)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Behrendorff 10 46 0 4.6
Coulter-Nile 9 46 2 5.1
Cummins 10 46 0 4.6
Zampa 10 49 2 4.9
Stoinis 9.2 52 0 5.6
Extras (6): b 0, lb 1, w 6, nb 0, p 0
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2019.02.24 17:45 __Rudolph_Hitler__ [POST MATCH THREAD] India vs Australia at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, 1st T20I, 2019

Australia win by 3 wickets with 0 balls remaining and lead the 2-T20I series 1-0

Man of the match: Nathan Coulter-Nile
1st match of 2-T20I series, Australia tour of India 2019
Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam Date: 24 February 2019 Weather: 33°C / 22°C, Periodic Clouds
Pitch report (Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Karthik): There will be a little bit of turn on this pitch. And India would want to play at least 2 spinners on this deck. This pitch will be at its best with the new ball. Team batting first would want to get a total of around 160 on the board. The skipper winning the toss would like to bat first.

PLAYING XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Markande, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb (wk), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa
Australia won the toss and opted to field

SCORECARD

India 126-7 (20.0 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Rohit 5 (8) c Zampa b Behrendorff 62.5
Rahul 50 (36) c Finch b Coulter-Nile 138.89
Kohli (c) 24 (17) c Coulter-Nile b Zampa 141.18
Pant 3 (5) run out (Behrendorff/Handscomb) 60
Dhoni (wk) 29 (37) not out 76.38
Karthik 1 (3) b Coulter-Nile 33.33
Krunal 1 (6) c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 16.67
Umesh 2 (4) lbw Cummins 50
Chahal 0 (4) not out 0
FoW: Rohit 14-1 (2.3), Kohli 69-2 (8.4), Pant 80-3 (10.0), Rahul 92-4 (12.2), Karthik 94-5 (12.6), Krunal 100-6 (14.6), Umesh 109-7 (16.5)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Behrendorff 3 16 1 5.3
Richardson 4 31 0 7.8
Coulter-Nile 4 26 3 6.5
Zampa 3 22 1 7.3
Cummins 4 19 1 4.8
Short 2 10 0 5
Extras (11): b 0, lb 2, w 9, nb 0, p 0
Australia 127-7 (20.0 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Short 37 (37) run out (Krunal/Dhoni) 100
Stoinis 1 (5) run out (Umesh/Chahal) 20
Finch (c) 0 (1) lbw Bumrah 0
Maxwell 56 (43) c Rahul b Chahal 130.23
Handscomb (wk) 37 (49) c Dhoni (wk) c Bumrah 75.51
Turner 0 (5) b Krunal 0
Coulter-Nile 4 (8) b Bumrah 50
Cummins 7 (3) not out 233.33
Richardson 7 (3) not out 233.33
FoW: Stoinis 5-1 (2.0), Finch 5-2 (2.1), Maxwell 89-3 (13.3), Short 101-4 (15.2), Turner 102-5 (16.2), Handscomb 113-6 (18.5), Coulter-Nile 113-7 (18.6)

BOWLER O R W ECO
Bumrah 4 16 3 4
Chahal 4 28 1 7
Umesh 4 35 0 8.75
Krunal 4 17 1 4.2
Markande 4 31 0 7.8
Extras (2): b 0, lb 0, w 2, nb 0, p 0
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2019.02.03 10:34 __Rudolph_Hitler__ [POST MATCH THREAD] India vs New Zealand at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 5th ODI, 2019

India win by 35 runs and win the series 4-1, target 253 off 50 overs

Ambati Rayudu, Man of the Match: It was very tough against a quality bowling attack. Was thinking we should take the game to 30th over without losing another wicket. Our only plan was to play the full fifty overs. Especially for people batting at four, five and six, you get opportunities only when the situation is tough. Don't think setting totals has ever been an issue. That was a one-off game in Hamilton. Might face similar challenges in future. Great effort by our bowlers.
Man of the Series: Mohammed Shami
5th ODI of 5-ODI series, India tour of New Zealand 2019
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington Date: 3 February 2018 Weather: 23°C / 16°C, Mostly Sunny
Pitch report: Sunil Gavaskar and Scott Styris standing near the playing area inform that the boundaries on the sides are shorter than the straighter ones so the teams will probably bowl fuller than shorter. Scott mentions the grass on the pitch has been trimmed a little and he reckons that it looks a good one to bat on as there should be medium bounce on this surface. They end by saying there won't be a lot of swing here and hence, the wicket should suit the batters.

PLAYING XIs

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand: Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
India won the toss and elected to bat

SCORECARD

India 252-10 (49.5 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Rohit (c) 2 (16) b Henry 12.5
Dhawan 6 (13) c Henry b Boult 46.15
Gill 7 (11) c Santner b Henry 63.64
Rayudu 90 (113) c Munro b Henry 79.65
Dhoni (wk) 1 (6) b Boult 16.67
Shankar 45 (64) run out (Neesham/Munro) 70.31
Jadhav 34 (45) b Henry 75.56
Pandya 45 (22) c Boult b Neesham 204.55
Bhuvneshwar 6 (8) c Taylor b Boult 75
Shami 1 (1) run out (Boult) 100
Chahal 0 (1) not out 0
FoW: Rohit 4-1 (8.1), Dhawan 12-2 (5.5), Gill 17-3 (6.6), Dhoni 18-4 (9.3), Shankar 116-5 (31.5), Rayudu 190-6 (43.2), Jadhav 203-7 (45.2), Pandya 248-8 (48.6), Bhuvneshwar 252-9 (49.4), Shami 252-10 (49.5)
BOWLER O R W ECO
Henry 10 35 4 3.5
Boult 9.5 39 3 4
Neesham 5 33 1 6.6
de Grandhomme 7 33 0 4.7
Munro 10 47 0 4.7
Santner 3 18 0 6
Extras (15): b 5, lb 7, w 2, nb 1, p 0
New Zealand 217-10 (44.1 ov)
BATSMAN INNINGS MODE OF DISMISSAL SR
Munro 24 (19) b Shami 126.32
Nicholls 8 (15) c Jadhav b Shami 53.33
Williamson (c) 39 (73) c Dhawan b Jadhav 53.42
Taylor 1 (4) lbw Pandya 25
Latham (wk) 37 (49) lbw Chahal 75.51
Neesham 44 (32) run out (Dhoni) 137.5
de Grandhomme 11 (8) lbw Chahal 137.5
Santner 22 (37) c Shami b Pandya 59.46
Astle 10 (16) lbw Chahal 62.5
Henry 17 (9) not out 188.89
Boult 1 (3) c Shami b Bhuvneshwar 33.33
FoW: Nicholls 18-1 (3.3), Munro 37-2 (9.1), Taylor 38-3 (10.2), Williamson 105-4 (24.5), Latham 119-5 (28.3), de Grandhomme 135-6 (30.6), Neesham 176-7 (36.2), Astle 194-8 (40.5), Santner 204-9 (43.1), Boult 217-10 (44.1)
BOWLER O R W ECO
Bhuvneshwar 7.1 38 1 5.3
Shami 8 35 2 4.4
Pandya 8 50 2 6.2
Shankar 4 19 0 4.8
Chahal 10 41 3 4.1
Jadhav 7 34 1 4.9
Extras (3): b 0, lb 0, w 3, nb 0, p 0
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2019.01.02 10:32 kartikmanchanda IPL ALL TEAMS STRONGEST XI

IPL ALL TEAMS PREDICTED XI
  1. Mumbai Indians(Strongest XI)
Ahead of IPL 2019, Mumbai seems to have taken a cue out of the Chennai Super Kings booklet by bringing back experience to their squad. Lasith Malinga, after spending a year as a mentor returns to MI as a player and along with him, Yuvraj Singh will play for Mumbai Indians. In 2018, Mumbai Indians lost too many close encounters and could not change their form in time in order to qualify for the playoffs.
Let’s take a look at the strongest combinations of Mumbai Indians in the home and away conditions.
1. Batsmen
1.1 Top Order (Number 1, 2 and 3)-Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani revealed that Rohit Sharma will open the batting for Mumbai Indians.
To partner him, there are 2 world class options - Quinton De Kock and Evin Lewis.
Quinton De Kock gets the nod ahead of Lewis in South African conditions. He will look to find his IPL form back with Rohit at the other end.
Lewis, who hit 382 runs in 13 matches last season will keep De Kock in his tows and is a perfect replacement for him at the opener’s slot.
In India - With Lewis and De Kock likely to depart for WC 2019 preparations, Suryakumar Yadav comes in to open the batting with Rohit Sharma
The position of No. 3 - Ishan Kishan will come in at No. 3 for MI. He showed spark with some fearless hitting in 2018 and Mumbai Indians will give more responsibility to him this year and he makes it at NO. 3 in both the Indian and South African conditions.
2. Middle Order (Number 4, 5 and 6) - Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, and Krunal Pandya constitute the middle order for the Mumbai Indians at 4, 5 and 6 respectively.
Suryakumar Yadav was prolific with the bat in 2018 season, hitting 512 runs in 14 matches at an average of 36.57. At no. 4 he is the spearhead of the middle order.
Kieron Pollard looked out of sorts last year and could not match his previous seasons’ heroics. But the big lad is still one of the best hitters of the white ball. Mumbai Indians retaining him means that he will be given the nod to prove himself in the starting XI.
Krunal Pandya has proved to be a match winner in last 2 IPL seasons and thus comes in at No. 5. 12 wickets with the ball plus 228 runs, Krunal’s all-around performances automatically call for his selection into the strongest XI.
In the Indian leg, Yuvraj Singh comes in at No. 4. Suryakumar Yadav will move up the order and given the trust shown by the franchise in him. Yuvraj will be tried out in the middle order.
3. Lower Order (Number 7, 8 and 9) - Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, and Mayank Markande come in at NO. 7,8 and 9.
Apart from his batting, Hardik Pandya was probably the best pacer for Mumbai Indians in 2018 and picked up 18 wickets. South African conditions will suit his bowling and batting styles and he will come down the order to finish matches.
Ben Cutting had a disappointing 2018 IPL season. His fast bowling and clean hitting ability are enough to ensure a place in the Mumbai Indians Starting XI.
After his Ranji Trophy debut for Punjab in 2018, Mayank Markande had an excellent IPL season with Mumbai Indians. He always gave the team important wickets at crucial stages. With 15 wickets in his debut season, Mayank would like to repeat that in 2019.
For Indian leg - The lower order remains the same for the Indian leg too.
4. Bowlers (No. 10 and No. 11) - For the South African leg, MI’s first choice pacers will be Jason Behrendorff and Jasprit Bumrah.
Behrendorff is becoming one of the best bowlers in the shortest format. He missed out in 2018 due to injury. He is in good form and picked 4 wickets vs India in the 2nd T20I as Australia leveled the series.
Jasprit Bumrah will lead the Mumbai Indians to attack, being one of the best bowlers around currently. As BCCI will look to limit the participation of their premier bowlers, Barinder Sran will come in to replace him at the end of the campaign.
Lasith Malinga has rejuvenated his bowling career for Sri Lanka and has returned to the Mumbai team as a player after a year as the bowling mentor. He would replace Behrendorff in case the Aussie quick fails to impress with his performances.
Behrendorff has not played ODIs for Australia, but if he is selected for the World Cup, Mitchell McClenaghan will replace him in the team.
This concludes the Mumbai Indians team strongest XI.
Mumbai Indians BEST XI - SOUTH AFRICAN LEG
  1. Rohit Sharma(C)
  2. Quinton de Kock ✈️
  3. Ishan Kishan
  4. Suryakumar Yadav
  5. Kieron Pollard ✈️
  6. Krunal Pandya
  7. Hardik Pandya
  8. Ben Cutting ✈️
  9. Mayank Markande
  10. Jason Behrendorff ✈️
  11. Jasprit Bumrah
Mumbai Indians BEST XI - INDIAN LEG
  1. Rohit Sharma(C)
  2. Suryakumar Yadav
  3. Ishan Kishan
  4. Yuvraj Singh
  5. Kieron Pollard ✈️
  6. Krunal Pandya
  7. Hardik Pandya
  8. Ben Cutting ✈️
  9. Mayank Markande
  10. Jason Behrendorff ✈️
  11. Jasprit Bumrah
2. Rajasthan Royals (Strongest XI)
Rajasthan Royals finished in the 4th position last year under the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane. They released 10 players prior to the mini auction this year but have retained the successful core that they built. With Steve Smith returning to the side, this Rajasthan Royals side looks set to take up the challenge. Here we look at the strongest combinations of Rajasthan Royals in Indian and South African conditions.
1. Batsmen
1.1 Top Order (Number 1, 2 and 3)- RR’s first-choice opening combination will be Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane. Jos Buttler proved himself as one of the best T20 openers hitting 548 runs in 13 matches. Buttler will be a key player for Rajasthan at the top.
Ajinkya Rahane is a very versatile player who can bat anywhere at the top. His role will be to be the sheet anchor and for everyone around him to hit freely. He is expected to continue as the captain.
Jos Buttler will leave IPL midway, Rahul Tripathy comes in his place to replace him. In T20s, he has hit 863 runs in 43matches at a strike rate of 139.
The position of No. 3 -Steve Smith comes in as the first choice No. 3 batsman for Royals. Steve Smith missed last year due to ban but is very crucial to Rajasthan’s lineup. The 29-year-old scored 472 runs in IPL 2017 and averaged almost 40.
Manan Vohra replaces Smith in the Indian leg of the tournament.
2. Middle Order (Number 4, 5 and 6) - Rajasthan Royals’ middle order in South African conditions is Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathy, and Ben Stokes.
Sanju Samson walks right into the middle order with an impressive display in 2018, hitting 3 half centuries. He comes in at No. 4
Rahul Tripathy is very versatile and he comes in at No. 5 till Buttler is available.
Ben Stokes is one of the best pace allrounders in World cricket at the moment and with IPL in South Africa, his abilities with the bat and the ball make him an automatic selection in the squad at No. 6
In the Indian leg, Tripathy goes to open the batting, spin allrounder Ashton Turner comes in at No. 5. Krishnappa Gowtham moves up the order at No. 6 when Ben Stokes leaves.
3. Lower Order (Number 7, 8 and 9) - Krishnappa Gowtham was a star last season. Picking 11 wickets and finishing matches at a strike rate of 197, he is a definite starter at No. 7.
Shreyas Gopal comes in at No. 8. He has 18 wickets in 17 appearances. The leg-spinner can also bat and provides depth to the RR lineup.
Jofra Archer only played 10 matches in 2018 but returned with 15 wickets. His lethal yorkers are a weapon to trouble some of the best. He comes in at No. 9
Liam Livingstone replaces Krishnappa Gowtham in the Indian leg as Ben Stokes leaves the side and Gowtham moves up at No. 6
Backup for Archer - Windies pacer Oshane Thomas can replace Jofra Archer in case of an injury.
4. Bowlers (No. 10 and No. 11) - For the South African leg, RR have 2 domestic pacers in their attack in Dhawal Kulkarni and Jayadev Unadkat. Undakat was bought again by Rajasthan after an intense bidding war. The left arm pacer will look to repeat his 2017 performance this year.
Dhawal Kulkarni experience brings him at No. 11 ahead of Varun Aaron. He has 79 wickets in 80 matches in all seasons.
Backup Pacers - Varun Aaron had an impressive domestic season and will challenge Dhawal Kulkarni for a spot. He misses out from the first XI for last year’s dismal show.
Rajasthan Royals BEST XI - SOUTH AFRICAN LEG
  1. Jos Buttler ✈️
  2. Ajinkya Rahane
  3. Steve Smith ✈️
  4. Sanju Samson
  5. Rahul Tripathy
  6. Ben Stokes ✈️
  7. Krishnappa Gowtham
  8. Shreyas Gopal
  9. Jofra Archer ✈️
  10. Dhawal Kulkarni
  11. Jaydev Unadkat
Rajasthan Royals BEST XI - INDIAN LEG
  1. Rahul Tripathy
  2. Ajinkya Rahane
  3. Manan Vohra
  4. Sanju Samson(WK)
  5. Ashton Turner ✈️
  6. Krishnappa Gowtham
  7. Liam Livingstone ✈️
  8. Shreyas Gopal
  9. Jofra Archer ✈️
  10. Dhawal Kulkarni
  11. Jaydev Unadkat
3.Kolkata Knight Riders (Strongest XI)
Kolkata Knight Riders main concern last season was not having enough backup options for their first choice players and an inexperienced pace attack. They have filled the gaps this year and have brought in Joe Denly, Carlos Brathwaite, Anrich Nortje, Harry Gurney and Lockie Ferguson as their overseas purchases.
The biggest strength of KKR is having the best all-rounders in the IPL. With Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Carlos Braithwaite, KKR have the much-required flexibility to tweak their starting XIs
Let’s take a look at the strongest XIs of KKR in South Africa and Indian conditions.
1. Batsmen
1.1 Top Order (Number 1, 2 and 3)-KKR’s first-choice opening combination will be Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn. The explosive opening combination has been performing consistently for the KKR team and there is no need to tweak a winning formula.
If needed, KKR have brought in a backup option in Joe Denly. He has hit 898 runs as an opener in 2018 alone. Joe Denly will replace Chris Lynn for the Indian leg as the Australian is likely to go out for WC preparations.
Shubman Gill can also come in at the opening spot being a regular opener but that will happen only in the case of all the other 3 options not performing to their potential.
The position of No. 3 - Robin Uthappa will come in at No. 3 for KKR. He did not set the stage on fire in 2018 but still chipped in 351 runs to continue as a vital member in the KKR’s scheme of things. Bringing in a wealth of experience, he remains the No. 1 choice for at the crucial spot of number 3.
2. Middle Order (Number 4, 5 and 6) - Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, and skipper Dinesh Karthik constitute the middle order for the Kolkata Knight Riders at 4, 5 and 6 respectively.
Dinesh Karthik has always been unselfish as a batsman, catering to the need of the team and is one of the most versatile batsmen in the IPL. His ability to come in at any position makes this middle order a force.
For Shubman Gill, this will be a make or break year. Given his talents, he will try to come in and make the No. 4 position his own. He has been in excellent form in the domestic competitions and recently hit 272 for Punjab.
Nitish Rana has proved to be a match winner in last 2 IPL seasons and thus comes in at No. 5. Plus his part-time spin is lethal to break important partnerships. (ABD and Virat in the same over! remember?)
In the Indian leg, this combination remains the same.
Backup options - For middle order, KKR has brought in Nikhil Naik(backup keeper) and retained Rinku Singh from last year. Though lacking in depth and like to like replacements, they make decent options to bank on in the time of crisis.
3. Lower Order (Number 7, 8 and 9) - The All-Rounders - Probably the strongest lower order in the IPL,
Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, and Kuldeep Yadav come in at No. 7,8 and 9.
Andre Russell has been the most valuable player(MVP) for KKR on more than one occasion. At No. 7 he just comes in with a license to go for the kill. Match winning abilities with the bat and the ball catered to the T20 format make him an automatic selection. The only worrying part is how injury prone he has been in the recent seasons.
KKR bought Carlos Brathwaite in this year’s auction for 5 crores. He comes in at No. 8 to provide depth to a star-studded batting lineup. With Brathwaite at no. 8, it gives a cushion to the preceding batsmen to play all out attacking cricket. 38 wickets in 20 T20s make him the perfect option to break partnerships when needed
Spearheading the spin attack, Kuldeep Yadav comes in at No. 9 for KKR. Kuldeep is KKR’s best spinner and was a nightmare for batsmen in South African conditions.
His backup option in the team is Piyush Chawla. With Narine in the squad, only one out of Kuldeep and Chawla will play in South African conditions.
For Indian leg - The lower order remains the same as West Indies board has not given any deadline date to its players. But in the case Carlos Brathwaite leaves, Anrich Nortje replaces him at No. 8
4. Bowlers (No. 10 and No. 11) - For the South African leg, KKR’s pace attack will be led by domestic pacers in Prasidh Krishna and Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Krishna has an impressive record in T20s with 14 wickets in just 10 matches. Nagarkoti was injured for the 2018 season, but the U19 World Cup star makes it to the KKR team in South African leg
If any of these 2 fail to perform, KKR will turn to Shivam Mavi, who impressed last year but was expensive in many matches.
Indian Leg - Piyush Chawla comes in at the expense of Nagarkoti as a 3rd spinner. KKR’s allrounders will take up the pace responsibility in India. With 3 World class spinners in Chawala, Sunil Narine and Kuldeep, KKR will dictate the terms
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS BEST XI - SOUTH AFRICAN LEG
  1. Sunil Narine ✈️
  2. Chris Lynn ✈️
  3. Robin Uthappa
  4. Shubman Gill
  5. Nitish Rana
  6. Dinesh Karthik
  7. Andre Russell ✈️
  8. Carlos Braithwaite ✈️
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Prasidh Krishna
  11. Kamlesh Nagarkoti
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS BEST XI - INDIAN LEG
  1. Sunil Narine ✈️
  2. Joe Denly ✈️
  3. Robin Utthapa
  4. Shubman Gill
  5. Nitish Rana
  6. Dinesh Karthik
  7. Andre Russell ✈️
  8. Carlos Braithwaite ✈️
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Piyush Chawla
  11. Prasidh Krishna
4.Royal Challengers Bangalore (Strongest XI)
As IPL 2019 is to be played in 2 phases. We have to look at 2 team combinations for the probable XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Over the seasons RCB’s main problem has been finding the perfect players to support AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli.
1. Batsmen
1.1 Top Order (Number 1, 2 and 3)- RCB ’s first-choice opening combination will be Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli plays best in IPL when he is opening the innings and a left-right combination at the top will be ideal for RCB. Patel only played 6 matches in the last IPL and scored 153 runs at a strike rate of 140, this year might be his calling.
RCB does not have much backup for the opening spot. Devdutt Padikkal is the sole choice for the backup opener. The 18 year old smashed 72 against the Bengaluru Blasters and began to evoke memories of Yuvraj Singh in his earlier days. The exciting prospect was bought by the franchise for just 20 lakhs.
Moeen Ali will find it hard to break into the team and will be dependent on luck as a pace allrounder will be the preferred choice for an overseas spot in South Africa. And in the second half, English players will leave from the tournament.
The position of No. 3 - Shimron Hetmyer can be the perfect choice at No. 3 for RCB. The latest West Indies sensation rocked team India with his monstrous hits during the limited overs series. His ability to take on the wrist spinners makes him stand out from the rest. Boasting an average of 33, Hetmyer can be the perfect player who is the missing piece of the puzzle for the Royal Challengers.
2. Middle Order (Number 4, 5 and 6) - With AB De Villiers retiring from International cricket, he is available for the entire season and is an automatic selection at No. 4.
Shivam Dube comes in at No. 5. The 25-year-old all-rounder hit 5 consecutive sixes just days before the IPL Auction and caught RCB’s attention. He has been a key member of Mumbai’s Vijay Hazare winning team. With 10 wickets in 7 T20 matches, Dube is very handy with the ball too.
Marcus Stoinis makes up the rest of my middle order for RCB. One of the best T20 all-rounders, Stoinis can be a gamechanger in South Africa. Capable of hitting big at the end, No. 6 is the best position for Stoinis to come in and run riot.
In South African conditions, ABD, Shivam Dube and Marcus Stoinis make up my middle order in numbers 4,5 and 6 respectively.
Colin De Grandhomme will challenge Marcus Stoinis for the No. 6 position. Stoinis did not have a good IPL 2018 and will lose his spot to Grandhomme in case of a repeat show of that.
He replaces Marcus Stoinis for the Indian leg. Australian Marcus Stoinis will leave for the Australian team camp.
3. Lower Order (Number 7, 8 and 9) - RCB’s first choice lower order in South African conditions will be Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Tim Southee at no are 7, 8 and 9 respectively.
Washington Sundar comes in at No. 7 with his all-round capabilities. In 34 T20s he has picked up 34 wickets and is also capable of hitting lusty blows at the end.
Yuzvendra Chahal is a weapon for the RCB team both in the home and away conditions. He proved beyond any doubt with how lethal he can be in South African conditions earlier in 2018. Also, a wrist spinner’s place is certain if we look at the modern dynamics of the game.
Tim Southee is at No. 9 in my team. His late outswing is a lethal weapon in seaming conditions and the ability to hit lower down the order pushes him slightly up in the batting order.
His backup option in the team is Kulwant Khejroliya. Khejroliya is also a wicket-taking option but slightly expensive than Saini and thus loses the mini battle by a whisker.
4. Bowlers (No. 10 and No. 11) - For the South African leg, RCB have 2 world class domestic pacers in their attack in Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav. Umesh Yadav was the best bowler for RCB in 2018 with 20 wickets in 14 matches.
Mohammed Siraj looks a much-improved bowler from last year with commanding domestic performances.
The duo makes it to the XI in both the South African and Indian legs.
If any of these fail to perform, RCB has good pace backups in Navdeep Saini and Kulwant Khejroliya.
Important Notes -
1) Despite performing well last year, Moeen Ali finds him out of the best XI due to South African conditions and team balance
2) RCB have looked to have spent their money well this year by picking Shivam Dube and Shimron Hetmyer
RCB BEST XI - SOUTH AFRICAN LEG
  1. Parthiv Patel
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Shimon Hetmyer ✈️
  4. AB de Villiers ✈️
  5. Shivam Dube
  6. Marcus Stoinis ✈️
  7. Washington Sundar
  8. Yuzendra Chahal
  9. Tim Southee ✈️
  10. Mohammad Siraj
  11. Umesh Yadav
RCB BEST XI - INDIAN LEG
  1. Parthiv Patel
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Shimron Hetmyer ✈️
  4. AB de Villiers ✈️
  5. Shivam Dube
  6. Colin de Grandhomme ✈️
  7. Washington Sundar
  8. Yuzendra Chahal
  9. Tim Southee ✈️
  10. Mohammad Siraj
  11. Umesh Yadav
5.Sunrisers Hyderabad (Strongest XI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad has been the most consistent side in the IPL in last 3 years.
After this auction, they look like one of the most balanced squads around. Though they let go of their star opener Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner’s return boosts the squad that ended up in the finals. We look down at the strongest combination for the Sunrisers Hyderabad for South African and Indian leg.
1. Batsmen
1.1 Top Order (Number 1, 2 and 3)- SRHs first-choice opening combination will be David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha. After a ban in 2018, David Warner returns to Sunrisers Hyderabad. The attacking opener has been prolific in IPL with 4014 runs in 114 matches at a strike rate of 142. Warner will bear the responsibility to provide quick starts in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan.
Wriddhiman Saha is one of the best keepers in the current game. Coupled with his more than decent batting, Saha remains the best choice behind wickets despite Jonny Bairstow giving him tough competition. Nursing from an injury, Saha is expected to be fit by the time IPL begins.
David Warner will leave IPL by May 2, Martin Guptill comes in his place to replace him. In T20s, he has hit 779 runs in 24 matches at a strike rate of 139.
The position of No. 3 - Kane Williamson comes in as the first choice No. 3 batsman for Sunrisers. Kane Williamson perfectly replaced David Warner last year with him leading from the front. Hitting 735 runs in 17 matches, Williamson will continue to lead the side. Also, he will be available throughout the tournament.
Guptill replaces Warner in the Indian leg of the tournament.
2. Middle Order (Number 4, 5 and 6) - Sunrisers Hyderabad’s middle order in South African conditions is Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, and Deepak Huda. Manish Pandey had a horrid time in 2018. Still, SRH put their faith in Manish Pandey after retaining him. Pandey will be itching to repay the trust by putting a good show in 2019.
Shakib Al Hasan proved to be a perfect ally for Rashid Khan in 2018. In 11 T20s Shakib picked up 15 wickets in 2018 alone. The only concern is that he is only available till 15 April.
Mohammad Nabi will then replace him int the team.
SRH retained Deepak Huda, who also had a disappointing season in 2018. He will be given the responsibility to finish matches.
3. Lower Order (Number 7, 8 and 9) - Yusuf Pathan is at No. 7. Yusuf Pathan put in some crucial performances in 2018 and SRH would like him to build on them. He can be destructive on his day and makes it to the starting XI of our team.
Afghan spinner Rashid Khan comes in at No. 8. Rashid Khan has established himself at the top of T20 bowlers with 22 wickets in 8 matches in 2018 alone. Also, he has worked on his batting and is a hard-hitting lower order batsman.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar only played 12 matches in 2018 but is a crucial member of SRH. His ability with the new ball and the death makes him stand out from the rest.
If Yusuf Pathan does not hit his form, Vijay Shankar takes his place as he comes back to SRH this year after spending a year with Delhi. Shankar could be a good option on seaming pitches.
The backup for Bhuvneshwar Kumar the team is Sandeep Sharma. BCCI has indicated that the participation of Team India regular fast bowlers will be limited. Sandeep Sharma is the ideal choice to rest Bhuvi as he has already proved it in 2018.
Lower order remains same for both the legs
4. Bowlers (No. 10 and No. 11) - For the South African leg, SRH have 2 domestic pacers in their attack in Sidharth Kaul and Khaleel Ahmed. Kaul was so prolific with the ball, he earned himself a national team call-up. He picked 21 wickets in 17 matches last season and makes it into the side.
Khaleel Ahmed only played a single match last season but after debuting for India, he has come a long way and will be a starter in this season.
Backup Pacers - Billy Stanlake is an excellent T20 bowler but misses out just because of the 4 overseas players’ limit. For him to play, Shakib sits out and Vijay Shanka Abhishek Sharma will take up the place in the middle order.
Important Notes -
1) Jonny Bairstow misses out on a place as the best combination for overseas players is Warner, Williamson, Rashid, and Shakib.
2) SRH have all departments covered and have got good backup players for every situation
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD BEST XI - SOUTH AFRICAN LEG
  1. David Warner ✈️
  2. Wridhiman Saha
  3. Kane Williamson ✈️
  4. Manish Pandey
  5. Yusuf Pathan
  6. Deepak Hooda
  7. Shakib Al Hassan ✈️
  8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  9. Rashid Khan ✈️
  10. Siddarth Kaul
  11. Khaleel Ahmed
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD BEST XI - INDIAN LEG
  1. Martin Guptill ✈️
  2. Wridhiman Saha
  3. Kane Williamson ✈️
  4. Manish Pandey
  5. Yusuf Pathan
  6. Deepak Hooda
  7. Mohammad Nabi ✈️
  8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  9. Rashid Khan ✈️
  10. Siddarth Kaul
  11. Khaleel Ahmed
6.Chennai Superkings (Strongest XI)
After missing the IPL for 2 consecutive years, Chennai Super Kings made a fairytale comeback last year. Trolled for fielding old age players, Chenna ended up winning the title and proving everyone wrong. Rightly so, they retained most of their IPL squad from last year and added only Mohit Sharma and Rituraj Gaikwad.
Let’s take a look at the 2 strongest combinations of Chennai Super Kings in South African and Indian conditions
1. Batsmen
1.1 Top Order (Number 1, 2 and 3)- South Africa - Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina
India - Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina
Faf Du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu will open the innings for CSK in South African conditions. Dhoni’s decision to promote Ambati Rayudu to the top worked wonders as he hit 602 runs in 16 matches in IPL 2018.
Faf Du Plessis spent most of the last season on the bench but in home conditions, he will be a regular starter.
Shane Watson will keep Faf Du Plessis on his toes and challenge him regularly for the opening slot.
For the Indian leg, Faf will leave the tournament as he has a deadline and Shane Watson comes in to replace him.
The position of No. 3 - Suresh Raina has been named Mr. IPL as on more than 9 occasions, the left-hander has hit 350+ runs in the campaign. Chennai showed their trust in him for this year. All-time leading run scorer of IPL is a perfect choice at No. 3.
2. Middle Order (Number 4, 5 and 6) - CSK’s middle order in South African conditions is MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, and Dwayne Bravo. Dhoni promoted himself to No. 4 in 2018 and returned with 455 runs in 16 matches. He will continue at the same position this year
Kedar Jadhav played only 1 match last year and won it playing with a torn hamstring. He makes it to the starting XI
Dwayne Bravo is a proven matchwinner for the CSK in Indian and South African conditions. His death bowling and power hitting makes him the no. 1 choice for a necessary pace allrounder spot. In IPL 2018, he picked up 14 wickets in 16 matches.
When IPL returns to India, Mitchell Santner could replace Dwayne Bravo on spin tracks. The New Zealander was injured for the entire 2018 season.
Sam Billings will come in at No. 4 in India, pushing Dhoni, Jadeja and Bravo one step down.
In Indian Conditions (4,5,6) - Sam Billings, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav
3. Lower Order (Number 7, 8 and 9) - Ravindra Jadeja is at No. 7. A perfect T20 player. His all-round bowling, batting, and fielding get him to be picked in any world-class T20 side. Jadeja will be given the responsibility to finish matches off if the above batsmen collapse.
Deepak Chahar comes in at No. 8. CSK’s crucial weapon in 2018 was the new ball bowling by Deepak Chahar which got him 10 wickets in 12 matches. Dhoni utilized all his 4 overs with the new ball. He comes in at No. 8 with the batting he skills he showed last year.
Mohit Sharma joins the squad after a year with Kings XI Punjab. CSK bought him for 5 crores in the auction and he will bowl effectively in the death overs.
In Indian conditions, Harbhajan Singh joins the squad to send Mohit Sharma to No. 10
In Indian Conditions(7,8,9) - Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh
4. Bowlers (No. 10 and No. 11) - For the South African leg, CSK has got Lungi Ngidi and Imran Tahir.
In home conditions, Ngidi and Tahir are one step ahead of the other members in the squad. Tahir has a phenomenal 62 wickets in 37 T20Is and Ngidi will form a new ball partnership with Deepak Chahar.
In Indian Conditions(10,11) - Mohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar
Backup Pacers - Shardul Thakur is an excellent T20 bowler but misses out after being expensive last year. Monu Kumar comes in with 15 wickets in 13 T20s he has played. It will be interesting to see him get a place in the CSK squad.
Important Notes -
1) CSK have got a very balanced squad with players catering to every situation and opposition
2) Dhoni will come up with new combinations and strategies in this IPL because he is Dhoni and nobody could predict his decisions.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS BEST XI - SOUTH AFRICAN LEG
  1. Faf du Plessis ✈️
  2. Ambati Rayudu
  3. Suresh Raina
  4. MS Dhoni (C, WK)
  5. Kedhar Jadhav
  6. Dwayne Bravo ✈️
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Mohit Sharma
  9. Deepak Chahar
  10. Lungi Ngidi ✈️
  11. Imran Tahir ✈️
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS BEST XI - INDIAN LEG
  1. Shane Watson ✈️
  2. Ambati Rayudu
  3. Suresh Raina
  4. Sam Billings ✈️
  5. MS Dhoni (C, WK)
  6. Kedhar Jadhav
  7. Dwayne Bravo ✈️
  8. Ravindra Jadeja
  9. Harbhajan Singh
  10. Mohit Sharma
  11. Deepak Chahar
7. Kings XI Punjab Strongest XI
Kings XI Punjab won 5 out of the first 6 matches in IPL 2018 and then lost their way. Ending up on 7th position, the season ended on a low note for them.
Consequently, Punjab releases as many as 11 players from their squad and look to strengthen a new middle order and all-rounders which were their weak areas.
Let’s take a look at the strongest XIs of the Kings XI in the home and away conditions.
1. Batsmen
1.1 Top Order (Number 1, 2 and 3)- KXIP’s first-choice opening combination will be KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. KL Rahul had a breakthrough season with KXIP by hitting 659 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 158. Gayle was not the first choice but cemented his place by winning a couple of matches on his own.
Nicolas Pooran can also come in to open the batting or at No. 3 if these batsmen do not click. With 347 runs in 13 T20s, he is in fine form and is very handy behind the wicket.
The position of No. 3 - Mayank Agarwal comes in as the first choice No. 3 batsman for Kings XI. Mayank is riding high on confidence after the Team India call-up in Australia and Kings XI would like to fully utilize his skills at the top of the order.
Note - If Gayle doesn’t play, Mayank Agarwal and Nicolas Pooran can easily exchange places, with Pooran comfortable at the top
2. Middle Order (Number 4, 5 and 6) - Kings Xi Punjab’s middle order in South African conditions is Karun Nair, David Miller, and Mandeep Singh. Karun Nair did not have a good IPL 2018 but the franchise put their trust back in him. He will look to convert the starts he got into big scores and comes in at No. 4
David Miller at no. 5 comes into the starting XI in South African conditions. He has the domestic advantage and Kings XI Punjab should be smart to exploit that.
Moises Henriques will replace Miller at No. 5 as the South African has a deadline date set by the CSA to return to his national side.
Mandeep Singh comes in at No. 6. All-rounder was traded from RCB and has a wealth of experience in the IPL. With 84 matches played, he provides the much-needed balance to the middle order.
3. Lower Order (Number 7, 8 and 9) - Ravichandran Ashwin comes in at No. 7 for the Kings XI Punjab. He led from the front but the captaincy took a toll on his performance after half the season. He will look to turn things around this year with the ball and the bat.
Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes in at No. 8. Mujeeb picked 14 wickets in 11 matches with his variations hard to read for even the best T20 batsmen. With an ability to strike big as we are seeing in BBL, Mujeeb jumps up the batting order in our best XI from last year.
2018 purple cap holder Andrew Tye comes in at No. 9. Andrew Tye has the all-time best bowling strike rate in IPL for a bowler at 12.83. One of the best T20 bowlers, his selection in the side is a no-brainer.
The backup lower order option in the team is Sam Curran. The left arm pacer will play in the tournament at some stage. Sam Curran can also provide the much-needed depth to the Kings XI Punjab. For the Indian leg, he comes in the team as Tye leaves for World Cup.
4. Bowlers (No. 10 and No. 11) - For the South African leg, Kings XI Punjab has 2 domestic pacers in their attack in Mohammad Shami and Ankit Rajpoot. Shami has proved to be expensive in Indian conditions but in South Africa, he will lead the attack with the new ball.
Ankit Rajpoot’s has picked 19 wickets in 19 matches in IPL with 14 of them coming in 2018. With him at No. 11, the Kings XI Punjab team is complete.
Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy replaces Mohammad Shami for the Indian leg. The biggest buy of 2019 has 22 wickets in 9 T20s played.
Backup Pacers - Darshan Nalkande
Important Notes -
1) Varun Chakravarthy being an allrounder will come up the order in the Indian leg pushing Mujeeb Ur Rehman down to No. 10.
2) If Gayle doesn’t click, Mayank Agarwal is the best option to open the innings and Moises Henriques at No. 3.
KINGS XI PUNJAB BEST XI - SOUTH AFRICAN LEG
  1. Lokesh Rahul (WK)
  2. Chris Gayle ✈️
  3. Mayank Agrawal
  4. Karun Nair
  5. David Miller ✈️
  6. Mandeep Singh
  7. Ravichandran Ashwin (C)
  8. Mujeeb Ur Rahman ✈️
  9. Mohammad Shami
  10. Andrew Tye ✈️
  11. Ankit Rajpoot
KINGS XI PUNJAB BEST XI - INDIAN LEG
  1. Lokesh Rahul (WK)
  2. Chris Gayle ✈️
  3. Mayank Agrawal
  4. Karun Nair
  5. Moises Henriques ✈️
  6. Mandeep Singh
  7. Varun Chakaravarthy
  8. Ravichandran Ashwin
  9. Sam Curran ✈️
  10. Mujeeb Ur Rehman ✈️
  11. Ankit Rajpoot
8.Delhi Capitals Playing XI (Strongest)
IPL 12 will most likely be played in 2 phases, with the first half of the tournament to be played in South Africa due to general elections, and the second half to return to India.
As the team combination will be highly dependent on the venues and playing conditions, we have to come up with 2 strongest XIs for both halves. Many of the foreign players will leave for the 2nd half to prepare for Cricket World Cup 2019.
1. Batsmen
1.1 Top Order (Number 1, 2 and 3)- Delhi Daredevils first-choice opening combination will be Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Both the openers’ attacking and free-flowing style will go perfectly with the new team Delhi Capitals are looking to build. Shikhar and Prithvi also have the stats to back their claim. Shikhar’s 3285 runs at an average of 33 across 11 seasons speak for itself. Prithvi Shaw, who was explosive last season with a strike rate of 153.
Colin Munro has hit a purple patch in T20s as far as T20s are concerned. He has hit 500 runs at an average of 45.45 in 12 innings. But even after all this, he could still be limited to warm the bench.
His participation in the second half is not confirmed due to the World Cup. And in South Africa, Delhi will be forced to compromise with their fast bowlers in the likes of Rabada and Boult in seaming conditions.
Youngster Manjot Kalra will find it really hard to break into this team as it will be solely dependent on luck. He looked bright in the last Under 19 World Cup but hasn’t got luck in his favor to showcase his T20 skills in IPL.
The position of No. 3 - Shreyas Iyer will be my first choice at No. 3. As Iyer hit 411 runs in 14 matches in the last year, he proved very crucial at the top.
If Delhi is tempted to utilize Colin Munro’s form at the top, it will push Shreyas Iyer down to No. 4 or to play Colin Munro at No. 4, which is too big a gamble to take as Delhi has had successful players at that position.
2. Middle Order (Number 4, 5 and 6) - Rishabh Pant was the best batsman for Delhi Capitals in 2019. He hit 684 runs in 14 matches at an average of 52.61 and almost won matches on his own. At no. 4, the skills of Pant will be fully utilized.
South African Colin Ingram was the main buy of the Delhi Daredevils at 6.4 crores. Ingram has hit 1237 runs at an average of 41.23 at 2018 alone. At No. 5 he can be the ideal player to either provide stability or continue the momentum of the team.
Chris Morris makes up the rest of my middle order for Delhi Daredevils. Morris provides balance to the Delhi Daredevils as he is the best pace allrounder of the squad at the moment. An IPL career average of 37 in batting and 25 in bowling in 52 matches speaks volumes.
In South African conditions, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram and Chris Morrismake up my middle order in numbers 4,5 and 6 respectively.
Hanuma Vihari makes to the spot of the backup batsman in the middle order. Delhi Daredevils bought him for a reason as his technical abilities but his inclusion will be solely dependent on luck too. He is not known for his hitting abilities to automatically make the playing XI. But if Delhi face an injury problem or the first choice 3 don’t click, Vihari can come in to save the day.
Sherfane Rutherford will come in for Chris Morris in the Indian leg as Morris will leave for World Cup preparations.
3. Lower Order (Number 7, 8 and 9) - Delhi’s first choice lower order in South African conditions will be Rahul Tewatia, Axar Patel and Ishant Sharma at no are 7, 8 and 9 respectively.
Rahul Tewatia is an excellent allrounder and familiar with the Delhi Capital’s setup. In 18 T20 innings, he has hit 303 runs at an average of 25.25. Equally effective with the ball, Tewatia has 19 wickets at an economy under 7.
Axar Patel, who has been a star performer for the past few seasons. He has picked 61 wickets in IPL at a bowling average of 28.93. His hitting skills with the bat come quite handy at the end of the innings.
Ishant Sharma will be key to the Delhi’s team in South African conditions. Also, his valuable experience at the Ferozeshah Kotla helps him barge his way in the starting XI in the Indian leg of IPL.
For the Indian leg, Amit Mishra replaces Rahul Tewatia, as the spin maestro picked 12 wickets in 10 innings in IPL 2018. His experience is massive to handle any match situation he is thrown into.
4. Bowlers (No. 10 and No. 11) - For the South African leg, Delhi Daredevils have 2 world class pacers in their attack in Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult. Rabada has 24 wickets in 18 innings in T20s and being one of the fastest bowlers around, he will be the perfect partner to partner Boult, who picked up 18 wickets in 14 matches in last IPL.
For the Indian leg, Rabada will likely leave for the World Cup. Even if that does not happen, Indian conditions will warrant to include an extra spinner.
Sandip Lamichhane will come in as No. 11 for the Indian conditions.
Important Notes -
Delhi has a big selection issue in which 4 foreign players to pick to maintain the perfect balance of the squad.
1) Selection of Colin Munro means only one out of Rabada or Boult will be in the team
2) Kagiso Rabada will play a massive role in the South African conditions and can even trump Boult in the selection process
3) Hanuma Vihari is not an automatic choice for the Indian and the South African leg to maintain a perfect team balance
DELHI DAREDEVILS PROBABLE XI - SOUTH AFRICAN LEG
Shikhar Dhawan
Prithvi Shaw
Shreyas Iyer(C)
Rishabh Pant(WK)
Colin Ingram ✈️
Chris Morris ✈️
Rahul Tewatia
Axar Patel
Ishant Sharma
Trent Boult ✈️
Kagiso Rabada ✈️
DELHI DAREDEVILS PROBABLE XI - INDIAN LEG
Shikhar Dhawan
Prithvi Shaw
Shreyas Iyer(C)
Colin Ingram ✈️
Rishabh Pant(Wk)
Sherfane Rutherford ✈️
Axar Patel
Amit Mishra
Ishant Sharma
Trent Boult✈️
Sandeep Lamichhane ✈️
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2018.10.26 21:30 mksthelion IND vs WI Dream11 Prediction & Preview – Playing 11, Tips, Team News 3rd ODI


INDIA vs WEST INDIES 3RD ODI DREAM11 PREVIEW & PREDICTION

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Date: 27 Oct 2018

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune (India)

DREAM11 PREVIEW
This is the 3rd ODI match, out of 5 ODI match series between India vs West Indies and India lead by 1-0 after the tie of the last match. West Indies team doing well with the bat but not bowl. So here once again it could be a very exciting match, because of West Indies missed winning of both matches after scored 300 plus runs too.
The Pune pitch is fast and flat, so it could be high scoring match and support of batsmen and pace bowlers as well.

TIPS – “That Could Be Matter”

TEAM NEWS

INDIA

WEST INDIES

PROBABLE PLAYING 11

INDIA

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Shikhar Dhawan
  3. Virat Kohli (C)
  4. Ambati Rayudu
  5. MS Dhoni (wk)
  6. Rishabh Pant/Manish Pandey
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  9. Yuzvendra Chahal
  10. Kuldeep Yadav
  11. Jasprit Bumrah

WEST INDIES

  1. Kieran Powell
  2. Chandrapaul Hemraj
  3. Shimron Hetmyer
  4. Shai Hope
  5. Marlon Samuels
  6. Rovman Powell
  7. Jason Holder
  8. Ashley Nurse
  9. Devendra Bishoo/Keemo Paul
  10. Kemar Roach
  11. Oshane Thomas

DREAM11 TEAM PREDICTION

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2017.11.17 14:30 konoha_ka_ladka 2017–18 Indian Super League Guide

Full credits to u/EnglishHooligan [+116] for the effort behind making this post, posting on his behalf.
Welcome to my 2017—18 Indian Super League Guide! Here you'll find a brief overview of the Indian Super League, resources for following the league, and more!
For those who have even a marginal interest in Indian football will enjoy this. This guide comes just on time for the Indian Super League season which begins on 17 November and ends with the final on 17 March.
This is the second season preview/guide done on the Indian Super League. Like last season, let us start with some background on the league, which is now entering only its fourth season and its first season as a "proper league" which goes for five months. A lot of the information here will be copied and pasted from the previous guide to provide much needed context while some will be modified to fit what has happened in the last year.
(More information can be found at /IndianFootball)

Background

The Indian Super League is a franchised-football league in India which was founded in 2013 and which began its first season in October 2014. For the first three seasons, the league was not part of the official Indian football pyramid, meaning that the league champions were not eligible for Asian international competition (the AFC Champions League or the AFC Cup). This is because the official league of India was still the I-League. However, starting from this season, both the ISL and I-League share the distinction of being the top league of India with the I-League champion getting the AFC Champions League qualifying spot and the ISL champion getting the AFC Cup qualifier spot.
Currently the league runs from November to March and features ten franchises. The league has a round-robin regular season, followed by a finals series contested by the four top teams from the regular season. Each team plays each other twice, home-away, for a total of 14 games each before the finals. The semi-finals feature the 1st place team playing the 4th place team while 2nd takes on 3rd, both in two-legged fixtures while the final is one-leg and takes place at a neutral venue.
Roster wise, each team a "marquee" head coach (a coach who has coached at the highest levels before or who is a brand name). The league also features a salary cap (In 2016 it was 17.5 crore which is around $2,600,000 but no word on this season).
For the first three seasons, marquee players were a requirement in the ISL but from this season, they are no longer required but can be signed. Each team is also allowed at least 8 foreigners (a drop from 11 during the first three seasons) and at most, 18 Indian players, on each roster.
Foundation
As said above, the league was founded in 2013 by IMG-Reliance (a partnership between International Management Group and Reliance Industries), the marketing partners of the All India Football Federation, and STAR Sports. The goal of the league is to essentially help popularize football around India and increase the quality of the game in the country.
Franchises were purchased in March 2014 and saw lots of interest from Indian industrialists, as well as Bollywood and cricket stars. Bollywood actors such as Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, and Hrithik Roshan got involved while cricket players like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kholi bought teams.
First three seasons
The first two seasons have been looked at as being very successful for the ISL. The first season saw great marquee players join the league. Luis Garcia signed for Atletico de Kolkata, Robert Pires signed for Goa, David Trezeguet with Pune City, Nicolas Anelka with Mumbai City, Alessandro Del Piero with Delhi Dynamos, Elano with Chennaiyin, and David James with Kerala Blasters. Renowned coaches as well like Peter Reid, Antonio Habas, and Marco Materazzi also joined the league.
These marquee players and coaches eventually seemed to work as the first season of the ISL saw massive crowds come to the stadiums all around the league. By the end of the season, the average attendance was 24,357. That number was many times larger than that of the I-League, which averaged around 5,000. TV numbers were also very impressive. Eventually the league ended with the final at the DY Patil Stadium between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters. Atletico de Kolkata took the first title after a 1-0 victory through a Mohammed Rafique last minute header.
The second season was equally as successful, if not more. Roberto Carlos joined as a marquee player-coach for Delhi Dynamos while John Arne Riise and Florent Malouda also joined Delhi. Helder Postiga became the marquee for Atletico de Kolkata but got injured after 1 game (in which he scored a brace). Lucio also joined Goa.
Attendance rose in the ISL for season two. Average attendance ended up being 27,111, with Kerala Blasters being the highest attended team. Chennaiyin FC were the champions this edition, defeating FC Goa in the final 3-2, after entering the 90th minute down 2-1. Hero of the Season (awarded to the best player) was Steven Mendoza, who now plays for Bahia in Brazil's Brasileirão on loan from Corinthians.
The third season sort of came and went the same way season two went. New coaches such as Gianluca Zambrotta, Steve Coppell, Alexandre Guimaraes, and Nelo Vingada came into the league while marquee players included Aaron Hughes, Diego Forlan, Didier Zakora, Mohammed Sissoko. Postiga came back to Atletico de Kolkata while Arne Riise moved to Chennaiyin while Malouda became the marquee for Delhi Dynamos.
Attendance saw a decrease this season due to a couple teams switching stadiums and some teams lower their capacity as India prepared to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup (which occurred last month). For example, Atletico de Kolkata went from the 68,000 seater Salt Lake Stadium in 2015 to the 11,000 seater Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in 2016. Kerala Blasters were again the highest attended team, averaging 49,343 and attracting over 55,000 to the final.
In terms of on the field, Atletico de Kolkata came out as champions for the second time in three seasons. They defeated the Kerala Blasters in the final, once again, in Kerala. Unlike in 2014, this final was decided on penalties after the match ended 1-1 after 180 minutes. The top scorer was Marcelinho, with 10 goals. Malouda was the Hero of the Season.
Controversy
The league has come under a lot of controversy since its foundation with many Indian football fans questioning the intentions of the league when it comes to grassroots and actually developing the game. One of the biggest controversies about the league comes from how it cheapens the domestic league already going on in India, the I-League.
The I-League is the technical top division in India and runs like any football league in the world (pro/rel etc) but since being founded in 2007 has never seemed to work to help popularize the game nor make the game profitable. Critics have questioned how IMG-Reliance, as marketing partners, help the I-League when it seems like nothing is done to help the league. Also, when IMG signed their deal with the AIFF in 2010 to become marketing partners they also added a clause which allowed them to form their own franchise league if they wanted, and thus why the ISL exists today.
The ISL was also criticized for its short and IPL like schedule. For the first three seasons, the ISL ran for only 2-3 months, with the regular season lasting from October to the beginning of December and the final happening 2 weeks later. There would also be games every day with teams sometimes playing games with two full days of rest and sometimes after traveling across the country. This, however, is set to change this season and improve more for the 2018-19 season.
The Future
Growing pressure from FIFA and the AFC, as well as other Indian football critics and clubs, have forced the AIFF to move on fixing the league system in the country. In June 2016, a proposal was put to the table by the AIFF's marketing partners, IMG-Reliance, in which they would expand the ISL from 8 teams to 10-11 while also expanding the length of the league from 3 months to 5-7 months. The ISL would then become the top-tier league for India while the I-League would "dissolve". A new second division known as "League One" would be tier 2 while "League Two" would be tier 3.
Promotion/relegation would occur between League One and League Two but not the ISL. The ISL would remain a closed league for what the AIFF said would be at least 5 years while the league stabilizes and licensing agreements are fulfilled. This did not sit well with current I-League sides, mainly Sporting Goa and Salgaocar, who knew they would be pushed aside to the 2nd Division. This lead to the two Goan sides to withdraw from the I-League and complain to FIFA. Some I-League teams did support the proposal.
So the 2016 season came and went before finally, in June 2017, all stakeholders in Indian football, from IMG-Reliance, the AIFF, and the I-League clubs met with the AFC in Malaysia. The proposal from 2016 was put on the table again and once against rejected. Some I-League clubs meanwhile wanted a full merger between the I-League and ISL. Finally, in July 2017, it was confirmed that for one season, both the ISL and I-League would be first divisions with the I-League getting AFC Champions League and ISL getting AFC Cup (our Europa League). This is for one season only.
The league also expanded by two teams (from 8 to 10). Bengaluru FC, the two time champions of the I-League, moved from the I-League to Indian Super League. Tata Group, owners and operators of the Tata Football Academy, an academy that has developed so many players for the national team the last two decades, also one a team. The team will be known as Jamshedpur FC.
Highlights
For those who want to see some clips from the league, here are a few select videos and highlights:
2016 Final Highlights between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters
Shootout between Delhi Dynamos and Kerala Blasters in the semi-finals
The crowd at a Kerala Blasters game
Great goal by Delhi Dynamos and best ISL player Marcelinho
Malouda goal vs Atletico de Kolkata
Great goal from Milan Singh
Then 18-year old leftback Jerry Lalrinzuala's goal against Goa
An entire playlist from 2015 considering other highlights can't be found on youtube
Opening rounds
Now that the background is done, here are the opening two rounds for the upcoming season. All matches begin at 20:00 Indian Standard Time with some occurring at 19:30. Below this are mini club profiles with links to relevant pages. If there are any questions then I would be more than happy to answer them. Enjoy the league!!!
Date Home v Away
17/11 Kerala Blasters v ATK
18/11 NorthEast United v Jamshedpur FC (Logo not available)
19/11 Chennaiyin v Goa
19/11 Bengaluru v Mumbai City
22/11 Pune City v Delhi Dynamos
23/11 Chennaiyin v NorthEast United
24/11 Kerala Blasters v Jamshedpur FC
25/11 Mumbai City v Goa
26/11 ATK v Pune City
26/11 Bengaluru v Delhi Dynamos

Indian Super League Club Guide

Team: ATK
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: The Bengal Tigers
Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium
Head coach: Teddy Sheringham
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 4-8-2, 20
  • Position: 4th
  • Top goalscorer: Iain Hume (7 goals)
  • Average attendance: 11,703
  • Finals progress: CHAMPIONS
Key players:
Team: Bengaluru
Crest
Founded: 2013 (Entered league in 2017)
Nickname: The Blues
Stadium: Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Head coach: Albert Roca
2016-17 season (I-League):
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 8-6-4, 30
  • Position: 4th
  • Top goalscorer: Sunil Chhetri and CK Vineeth (7 goals)
  • Average attendance: 8,752
  • Finals progress: Ain't no finals in the I-League! They did win the Federation Cup, India's version of the FA Cup.
Key players:
Team: Chennaiyin
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: Super Machans
Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)
Head coach: John Gregory)
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 3-6-5, 15
  • Position: 7th
  • Top goalscorer: Dudu Omagbemi (4 goals)
  • Average attendance: 22,139
  • Finals progress: Did not qualify
Key players:
Team: Delhi Dynamos
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: The Lions
Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)
Head coach: Miguel Angel Portugal
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 5-6-3, 21
  • Position: 3rd
  • Top goalscorer: Marcelinho (10 goals)
  • Average attendance: 19,357
  • Finals progress: Eliminated in semi-finals to Kerala Blasters (2-2 aggregate, 3-0 on penalties)
Key players:
Team: Goa
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: The Gaurs
Stadium: Fatorda Stadium
Head coach: Sergio Lobera
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 4-2-8, 14
  • Position: 8th
  • Top goalscorer: Rafael Coelho (4 goals)
  • Average attendance: 17,661
  • Finals progress: Did not qualify
Key players:
Team: Jamshedpur
Crest
Founded: 2017
Nickname: Men of Steel
Stadium: JRD Tata Sports Complex
Head coach: Steve Coppell
2016 season:
  • Regular season: Did not exist
  • Position: How can they have a position?
  • Top goalscorer: Ain't got no players last season.
  • Average attendance: 0
  • Finals progress: They won!
Key players:
Team: Kerala Blasters
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: Manjappada
Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)
Head coach: Rene Meulensteen
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 6-4-4, 22
  • Position: 2nd
  • Top goalscorer: C.K. Vineeth (5 goals)
  • Average attendance: 49,343
  • Finals progress: Runners-up
Key players:
Team: Mumbai City
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: n/a
Stadium: Mumbai Football Arena
Head coach: Alexandre Guimarães
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 6-5-3, 23
  • Position: 1st
  • Top goalscorer: Diego Forlan (5 goals)
  • Average attendance: 7,396
  • Finals progress: Eliminated in semi-finals to Atletico de Kolkata (3-2 aggregate)
Key players:
Team: NorthEast United
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: The Highlanders
Stadium: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
Head coach: João de Deus
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 5-3-6, 18
  • Position: 5th
  • Top goalscorer: Emiliano Alfaro (5 goals)
  • Average attendance: 26,729
  • Finals progress: Did not qualify
Key players:
Team: Pune City
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: Stallions
Stadium: Balewadi Stadium
Head coach: Ranko Popović
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 4-4-6, 16
  • Position: 6th
  • Top goalscorer: Anibal Zurdo (5 goals)
  • Average attendance: 8,588
  • Finals progress: Did not qualify
Key players:
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2017.11.17 14:27 konoha_ka_ladka 2017–18 Indian Super League Guide

Full credits to u/EnglishHooligan [+116] for the effort behind making this post, posting on his behalf.
Welcome to my 2017—18 Indian Super League Guide! Here you'll find a brief overview of the Indian Super League, resources for following the league, and more!
For those who have even a marginal interest in Indian football will enjoy this. This guide comes just on time for the Indian Super League season which begins on 17 November and ends with the final on 17 March.
This is the second season preview/guide done on the Indian Super League. Like last season, let us start with some background on the league, which is now entering only its fourth season and its first season as a "proper league" which goes for five months. A lot of the information here will be copied and pasted from the previous guide to provide much needed context while some will be modified to fit what has happened in the last year.
(More information can be found at /IndianFootball)

Background

The Indian Super League is a franchised-football league in India which was founded in 2013 and which began its first season in October 2014. For the first three seasons, the league was not part of the official Indian football pyramid, meaning that the league champions were not eligible for Asian international competition (the AFC Champions League or the AFC Cup). This is because the official league of India was still the I-League. However, starting from this season, both the ISL and I-League share the distinction of being the top league of India with the I-League champion getting the AFC Champions League qualifying spot and the ISL champion getting the AFC Cup qualifier spot.
Currently the league runs from November to March and features ten franchises. The league has a round-robin regular season, followed by a finals series contested by the four top teams from the regular season. Each team plays each other twice, home-away, for a total of 14 games each before the finals. The semi-finals feature the 1st place team playing the 4th place team while 2nd takes on 3rd, both in two-legged fixtures while the final is one-leg and takes place at a neutral venue.
Roster wise, each team a "marquee" head coach (a coach who has coached at the highest levels before or who is a brand name). The league also features a salary cap (In 2016 it was 17.5 crore which is around $2,600,000 but no word on this season).
For the first three seasons, marquee players were a requirement in the ISL but from this season, they are no longer required but can be signed. Each team is also allowed at least 8 foreigners (a drop from 11 during the first three seasons) and at most, 18 Indian players, on each roster.
Foundation
As said above, the league was founded in 2013 by IMG-Reliance (a partnership between International Management Group and Reliance Industries), the marketing partners of the All India Football Federation, and STAR Sports. The goal of the league is to essentially help popularize football around India and increase the quality of the game in the country.
Franchises were purchased in March 2014 and saw lots of interest from Indian industrialists, as well as Bollywood and cricket stars. Bollywood actors such as Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, and Hrithik Roshan got involved while cricket players like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kholi bought teams.
First three seasons
The first two seasons have been looked at as being very successful for the ISL. The first season saw great marquee players join the league. Luis Garcia signed for Atletico de Kolkata, Robert Pires signed for Goa, David Trezeguet with Pune City, Nicolas Anelka with Mumbai City, Alessandro Del Piero with Delhi Dynamos, Elano with Chennaiyin, and David James with Kerala Blasters. Renowned coaches as well like Peter Reid, Antonio Habas, and Marco Materazzi also joined the league.
These marquee players and coaches eventually seemed to work as the first season of the ISL saw massive crowds come to the stadiums all around the league. By the end of the season, the average attendance was 24,357. That number was many times larger than that of the I-League, which averaged around 5,000. TV numbers were also very impressive. Eventually the league ended with the final at the DY Patil Stadium between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters. Atletico de Kolkata took the first title after a 1-0 victory through a Mohammed Rafique last minute header.
The second season was equally as successful, if not more. Roberto Carlos joined as a marquee player-coach for Delhi Dynamos while John Arne Riise and Florent Malouda also joined Delhi. Helder Postiga became the marquee for Atletico de Kolkata but got injured after 1 game (in which he scored a brace). Lucio also joined Goa.
Attendance rose in the ISL for season two. Average attendance ended up being 27,111, with Kerala Blasters being the highest attended team. Chennaiyin FC were the champions this edition, defeating FC Goa in the final 3-2, after entering the 90th minute down 2-1. Hero of the Season (awarded to the best player) was Steven Mendoza, who now plays for Bahia in Brazil's Brasileirão on loan from Corinthians.
The third season sort of came and went the same way season two went. New coaches such as Gianluca Zambrotta, Steve Coppell, Alexandre Guimaraes, and Nelo Vingada came into the league while marquee players included Aaron Hughes, Diego Forlan, Didier Zakora, Mohammed Sissoko. Postiga came back to Atletico de Kolkata while Arne Riise moved to Chennaiyin while Malouda became the marquee for Delhi Dynamos.
Attendance saw a decrease this season due to a couple teams switching stadiums and some teams lower their capacity as India prepared to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup (which occurred last month). For example, Atletico de Kolkata went from the 68,000 seater Salt Lake Stadium in 2015 to the 11,000 seater Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in 2016. Kerala Blasters were again the highest attended team, averaging 49,343 and attracting over 55,000 to the final.
In terms of on the field, Atletico de Kolkata came out as champions for the second time in three seasons. They defeated the Kerala Blasters in the final, once again, in Kerala. Unlike in 2014, this final was decided on penalties after the match ended 1-1 after 180 minutes. The top scorer was Marcelinho, with 10 goals. Malouda was the Hero of the Season.
Controversy
The league has come under a lot of controversy since its foundation with many Indian football fans questioning the intentions of the league when it comes to grassroots and actually developing the game. One of the biggest controversies about the league comes from how it cheapens the domestic league already going on in India, the I-League.
The I-League is the technical top division in India and runs like any football league in the world (pro/rel etc) but since being founded in 2007 has never seemed to work to help popularize the game nor make the game profitable. Critics have questioned how IMG-Reliance, as marketing partners, help the I-League when it seems like nothing is done to help the league. Also, when IMG signed their deal with the AIFF in 2010 to become marketing partners they also added a clause which allowed them to form their own franchise league if they wanted, and thus why the ISL exists today.
The ISL was also criticized for its short and IPL like schedule. For the first three seasons, the ISL ran for only 2-3 months, with the regular season lasting from October to the beginning of December and the final happening 2 weeks later. There would also be games every day with teams sometimes playing games with two full days of rest and sometimes after traveling across the country. This, however, is set to change this season and improve more for the 2018-19 season.
The Future
Growing pressure from FIFA and the AFC, as well as other Indian football critics and clubs, have forced the AIFF to move on fixing the league system in the country. In June 2016, a proposal was put to the table by the AIFF's marketing partners, IMG-Reliance, in which they would expand the ISL from 8 teams to 10-11 while also expanding the length of the league from 3 months to 5-7 months. The ISL would then become the top-tier league for India while the I-League would "dissolve". A new second division known as "League One" would be tier 2 while "League Two" would be tier 3.
Promotion/relegation would occur between League One and League Two but not the ISL. The ISL would remain a closed league for what the AIFF said would be at least 5 years while the league stabilizes and licensing agreements are fulfilled. This did not sit well with current I-League sides, mainly Sporting Goa and Salgaocar, who knew they would be pushed aside to the 2nd Division. This lead to the two Goan sides to withdraw from the I-League and complain to FIFA. Some I-League teams did support the proposal.
So the 2016 season came and went before finally, in June 2017, all stakeholders in Indian football, from IMG-Reliance, the AIFF, and the I-League clubs met with the AFC in Malaysia. The proposal from 2016 was put on the table again and once against rejected. Some I-League clubs meanwhile wanted a full merger between the I-League and ISL. Finally, in July 2017, it was confirmed that for one season, both the ISL and I-League would be first divisions with the I-League getting AFC Champions League and ISL getting AFC Cup (our Europa League). This is for one season only.
The league also expanded by two teams (from 8 to 10). Bengaluru FC, the two time champions of the I-League, moved from the I-League to Indian Super League. Tata Group, owners and operators of the Tata Football Academy, an academy that has developed so many players for the national team the last two decades, also one a team. The team will be known as Jamshedpur FC.
Highlights
For those who want to see some clips from the league, here are a few select videos and highlights:
2016 Final Highlights between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters
Shootout between Delhi Dynamos and Kerala Blasters in the semi-finals
The crowd at a Kerala Blasters game
Great goal by Delhi Dynamos and best ISL player Marcelinho
Malouda goal vs Atletico de Kolkata
Great goal from Milan Singh
Then 18-year old leftback Jerry Lalrinzuala's goal against Goa
An entire playlist from 2015 considering other highlights can't be found on youtube
Opening rounds
Now that the background is done, here are the opening two rounds for the upcoming season. All matches begin at 20:00 Indian Standard Time with some occurring at 19:30. Below this are mini club profiles with links to relevant pages. If there are any questions then I would be more than happy to answer them. Enjoy the league!!!
Date Home v Away
17/11 Kerala Blasters v ATK
18/11 NorthEast United v Jamshedpur FC (Logo not available)
19/11 Chennaiyin v Goa
19/11 Bengaluru v Mumbai City
22/11 Pune City v Delhi Dynamos
23/11 Chennaiyin v NorthEast United
24/11 Kerala Blasters v Jamshedpur FC
25/11 Mumbai City v Goa
26/11 ATK v Pune City
26/11 Bengaluru v Delhi Dynamos

Indian Super League Club Guide

Team: ATK
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: The Bengal Tigers
Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium
Head coach: Teddy Sheringham
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 4-8-2, 20
  • Position: 4th
  • Top goalscorer: Iain Hume (7 goals)
  • Average attendance: 11,703
  • Finals progress: CHAMPIONS
Key players:
Team: Bengaluru
Crest
Founded: 2013 (Entered league in 2017)
Nickname: The Blues
Stadium: Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Head coach: Albert Roca
2016-17 season (I-League):
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 8-6-4, 30
  • Position: 4th
  • Top goalscorer: Sunil Chhetri and CK Vineeth (7 goals)
  • Average attendance: 8,752
  • Finals progress: Ain't no finals in the I-League! They did win the Federation Cup, India's version of the FA Cup.
Key players:
Team: Chennaiyin
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: Super Machans
Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)
Head coach: John Gregory)
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 3-6-5, 15
  • Position: 7th
  • Top goalscorer: Dudu Omagbemi (4 goals)
  • Average attendance: 22,139
  • Finals progress: Did not qualify
Key players:
Team: Delhi Dynamos
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: The Lions
Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)
Head coach: Miguel Angel Portugal
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 5-6-3, 21
  • Position: 3rd
  • Top goalscorer: Marcelinho (10 goals)
  • Average attendance: 19,357
  • Finals progress: Eliminated in semi-finals to Kerala Blasters (2-2 aggregate, 3-0 on penalties)
Key players:
Team: Goa
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: The Gaurs
Stadium: Fatorda Stadium
Head coach: Sergio Lobera
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 4-2-8, 14
  • Position: 8th
  • Top goalscorer: Rafael Coelho (4 goals)
  • Average attendance: 17,661
  • Finals progress: Did not qualify
Key players:
Team: Jamshedpur
Crest
Founded: 2017
Nickname: Men of Steel
Stadium: JRD Tata Sports Complex
Head coach: Steve Coppell
2016 season:
  • Regular season: Did not exist
  • Position: How can they have a position?
  • Top goalscorer: Ain't got no players last season.
  • Average attendance: 0
  • Finals progress: They won!
Key players:
Team: Kerala Blasters
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: Manjappada
Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)
Head coach: Rene Meulensteen
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 6-4-4, 22
  • Position: 2nd
  • Top goalscorer: C.K. Vineeth (5 goals)
  • Average attendance: 49,343
  • Finals progress: Runners-up
Key players:
Team: Mumbai City
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: n/a
Stadium: Mumbai Football Arena
Head coach: Alexandre Guimarães
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 6-5-3, 23
  • Position: 1st
  • Top goalscorer: Diego Forlan (5 goals)
  • Average attendance: 7,396
  • Finals progress: Eliminated in semi-finals to Atletico de Kolkata (3-2 aggregate)
Key players:
Team: NorthEast United
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: The Highlanders
Stadium: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
Head coach: João de Deus
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 5-3-6, 18
  • Position: 5th
  • Top goalscorer: Emiliano Alfaro (5 goals)
  • Average attendance: 26,729
  • Finals progress: Did not qualify
Key players:
Team: Pune City
Crest
Founded: 2014
Nickname: Stallions
Stadium: Balewadi Stadium
Head coach: Ranko Popović
2016 season:
  • Regular season: (W-D-L, Pts) 4-4-6, 16
  • Position: 6th
  • Top goalscorer: Anibal Zurdo (5 goals)
  • Average attendance: 8,588
  • Finals progress: Did not qualify
Key players:
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