Colin Munro and Corey Anderson struck quickfire half-centuries as New Zealand registered a convincing 74-run victory against Sri Lanka in the warm up match of the World Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.
Zimbabwe bowled impressively to script a 11-run victory over Scotland to post their second consecutive win in the qualifying round of the World T20 cricket tournament here on Thursday.
The last-minute shifting of the India-Pakistan World T20 match to Kolkata may result in Pakistani fans having a tough time in procuring visa for the March 19 encounter.
Coming back from injury or after a surgery is traumatic for any sportsman. No matter how experienced or good Shami was, he still would need to test the waters with a series of matches before being mentally prepared for the harsh, uncompromising world of international cricket
Shami had not proved his fitness at the time of the announcement of the squad, on February 5, for the two tournaments.
Dhoni stressed on the importance of having a side that is ready for every eventualities.
All-rounder Kieron Pollard and off-spinner Sunil Narine withdrew from the West Indies World Twenty20 squad Friday but officials insisted the moves were not sparked by the current pay dispute engulfing the team.
“Experimenting is a word banned from Indian cricket, but yes we’re trying different things. Our top order has done well, so we’re trying to give everyone an opportunity whenever possible,” Dhoni said when asked about experimentation in the games before the World T20.
Himachal Pradesh hill resort, Dharamsala will provide the right weather to host the high-octane league stage match of the ICC World T20 championship between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on 19 March, 2016, said BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur at the launch of the mega event in Mumbai on Friday.
With the ICC World T20 taking place in India in 2016, many feel that the hosts will go in as favourites and try to repeat the heroics of 2011 World Cup in front of the home crowd but India Test captain Virat Kohli feels that India won't have such a big home advantage any more.