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2013 first day of cricket on Jan 3

Cricketing worlds will start the new year on Jan 3, 2013 with two interesting matches being played on the day. Sri Lanka will play third and the final test against Australia on Jan 3 and on the same day Indian will face Pakistan in the second one day international (ODI)  match of the three match series.

Both India and Sri Lanka are behind in their respective series. Sri Lanka already lost the series and all they can do now is to keep the defeat margin to 2-1, 2-0. Ausralia on the other hand wil try to go by their reputation and win the series by clean sweep i.e. 3-0.

Now if we analyze the India Pakistan series, the Pakistan team is looking strong here and its 90% likely that Pakistan will win the series as they need to win only one of the remaining two matches. India can only hope for a dramatic change in the fortunes that can lead them to win the remaining two matches.

Still there is one day left for all the teams to make the strategies for the matches. I'd like to wish all the cricket fans in this world a very happy new year. Hopefully we will see more interesting matches in 2013 and I am expecting a handful of players declaring retirements from International cricket.

India bat first in second T20 Match

Pakistan cricket team won an important toss today and asked Indian cricket team to bat first. I think the Pakistan skipper made an important decision as it'd be tough to bowl later in the night as dew can play an important role that time.

Indian team though had made a slow but steady start for their innings and so far they have scored more than 59 runs in 8 overs losing two wickets of G. Gambhir and A. Rahane. Both the batsmen were tricked by the deliveries of opposition teams fast bowler Umar Gul in two successive overs.

Currently T20 specialist Yuvraj Singh and  Virak Kohli are batting and if they continue to play til lthe 15th over I am sure India would be in a position to score a competitive total as they have more T20 specialist batsmen like Rain and Dhoni to follow.

However if Pakistan can get one or two quick wickets at this stage then they might trigger the collapse of famous Indian batting line as they did in the last match.

Good luck to both the teams, be logged in for more updates from the match and live score updates.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar makes impressive debut despite India loss

Though India lost the first T20 match of the two match it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who made a dream debut in twenty twenty format for the team India. In his spell of 4 overs he swung the ball both the ways and bowled like someone who have played lots of T20 matches for India and not the one who is playing his first international match.

It was very much interesting to see that he bowled with a plan like the way got the wicket of Umar Akmal. Four out swinging balls and then once coming in beating the batsmen and hitting the wickets. All the expert commentators from both Pakistan and India were full of praise for the new bowler and see a future for him in team India.

Who cost the match for team India
No doubt it is the batting dept. which is costing the matches for team India from some recent times and yesterday also  batsmen let the match go from the hand. Thanks to some superb bowling efforts else Pakistan should have easily won the match in 15 overs or less.

2nd T20 match between India and Pakistan
2nd T20 match between both the teams will be played at Ahmedabad on 28th December and Pakistan team has all the chances to beat  India and win the series. It'll definitely do some good for Pakistan cricket team which is still facing some hard times. On the other hand team India can only play to win the last T20 match and show their worth in the shorter version of the game at least. They are now nowhere a lethal team in tests be it playing at home or outside.

Lets wait and see how the T20 match series between India and Pakistan ends on 28th.

India Vs Pakistan T20 Match Today Live Score

First of all a very Merry Christmas to all the cricket fans across the world. For the last 48 hours topic of discussion among cricket fan was retirement of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar however from now onward it'll be the most exciting match in world. Yes I am talking about T20 between India and Pakistan that will be played from 7 pm on wards at Bangalore.

Today's T20 match will be followed by one T20 match and a 3 match ODI series. So lets be ready to watch cricket stadiums packed to their full capacity for all these matches. Such is the intensity of matches between two teams that no matter if its a bilateral series, tri series or major international cricket series being played in India, Pakistan or any other part of the world you'll see fully crowded cricket grounds. Pakistan team visited India last time during the 2011 world cup and both teams played against each other in the wold cup semi-final which India won.

Now lets discuss about the match to be played today, I think given the performance of the Indian cricket team Pakistan team looks little more capable of winning the T20 match today and the T20 series. Pakistan team have some very good T20 players and they have quality batting and bowling attack. If we take the performance of both the teams in recent T20 matches, both the teams have won 3 and lost 2 in the last 5 T20 matches they have played.

Indian bowling be it fast or spin is lacking the experience and the kill they have in the past. If we take a look at the bowling of the T20 series against England then Yuvraj Singh is the only successful bowler from Indian side. Batting for India is still solid as ever Raina, Kohli and Dhoni are in the T20 form and hopefully they can win the match for India. Lets wait and watch the live match from 7 pm on-wards today. My best wishes for both the teams.

Once again a Merry Christmas to all the cricket fans. 

India Vs England T20 Match Today

There are two T20 matches left for team India to end the disaster Series against England on a positive note. India have lost 4 test match series badly by 2-1 and now they have two twenty twenty matches left to give their fans something to cheer about. England team however would like to prove that they are good in the shorter versions of the cricket as well. England cricket team is already on a high,  winning a  test series India after a gap of 28 years.

The first T20 match between the two teams will be played today at Pune. Match will begin at 7 p.m. Indian time. Indian team might sound strong in the T20 format as hey have lots of young guns with great exposure to T20 format. Also the fact that only two England players ahve played in IPL so far will de helpful for team India.

However one must not forget that a great performance in India is the VISA to play the most lucrative domestic T20 tournament in the world known as IPL. For the visiting team players its a chance to get call from some of the IPL franchisee. So Indian team will once again may have to work hard to win the T20 tournament.

We are still not clear about the playing XI for both the teams, so you all are requested to catch all the live action of T20 match today from 7 pm onwards.

Pakistan visits India for ODI and T20 cricket

This Christmas would be special for the cricket fans not from India and Pakistan but other parts of the world as well. Reason being Pakistan cricket team visiting India after a long time for a series that will involve two T20 matches and three one day internationals.

Last match between the two teams played each other in India was the world cup semi-final in 2011 where India won the match. I am sure we'll see full crowded stadiums and lots of excitement on and off the field.

Lets wait for the Pakistan team to arrive and the series begun.

Here is the schedule for the series:

Tue Dec 25          
13:30 GMT
  T20 Match - India v Pakistan
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore



Fri Dec 28          
13:30 GMT
T20 Match - India v Pakistan
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Sun Dec 30          
03:30 GMT
ODI - India v Pakistan
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai



Thu Jan 3          
09:00 GMT
ODI - India v Pakistan
Eden Gardens, Kolkata



Sun Jan 6          
06:30 GMT
ODI - India v Pakistan
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi