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Can India win ICC Champions Trophy 2017?

Team India is favorites to win ICC Champions trophy for the second time. The whole team is in tremendous form having a immense experience from IPL 17.  They have loud their chances by defeating arch rivals Pakistan by huge margin. This would definitely boost their confidence.

Group B consist of India, South Africa, Srilanka and Pakistan. The most tough encounter for India will be against South Africa. But in ICC tournaments, under pressure situations South Africa’s usually crumble down . India has edge over them in this kind of situations. So India has bright chances to reach semi finals.

The four teams who would qualify for Semis would be:

England, South Africa, India and Australia.

Most probably India will take on Australia in semi final. And if everything  goes well India will fight against host England for the title. That would be the terrific clash because the current form of both teams is extraordinary. The home team has exceptionally capable players like skipper Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, Plunkett, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali. This is the perfect ODI team for England to win the title. But the team India has specially talented players like skipper Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrha and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, a perfect ODI combination. And India has huge experience in playing and wining big tournaments.

Let’s hope team India will do well and retain the title.

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Will India play football world cup in next 10 Years?

In India where cricket is a religion which unites all the country together, but picture is slowly changing now, football is becoming popular in Indian people. Largely played in Bengal, Northeast and some southern states. Arrival of modern leagues has increased the passion for the game in country.

European Football leagues are most popular leagues in India, these leagues enhanced football passion in our country. Clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid have huge fan following in nation. They are providing opportunity to our Indian children to train professionally by opening football schools and camps in different parts of the country. These camps has got immense success throughout country and running prosperously. Immature talent form various parts of the country are showing their skills in these camps and schools. This resulting in positive direction and now people see football as a bright sport option which has great scope in future.

Indian Premier league of cricket tasted sensational success  in India and now its a one of the biggest league in all over the world. By taking inspiration from IPL and English Premier league, idea of Indian Super League (ISL) has arrived. ISL attracted people to see skill of the stars coming from different countries. Club owners like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourabh Ganguly added more attraction to this league. After cricket, recently we can see jam packed football stadiums by fans, its a positive sign for this sport in country.

Hopefully Indian football will grow in future and we can cheer for our team playing in the World Cup.

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India vs New Zealand: India rise atop Test rankings with explicit win at Eden

Virat Kohli’s Indian team climb No 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings. Team have now won four Test series, are unbeaten in 12 Test matches. The climb to the top spot is thoroughly deserved.

Fast Bowler Mohammed Shami bounced Trent Boult resulted in top edge behind the slip cordon. M Vijay who was in the first slip ran backwards and took the catch comfortably. Traditional Bengali drummers presented on Eden Gaurdens, and the Indian players celebrated their rise to No 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings.

 

Fasters from both sides jointly shared 26 wickets between them in the Test. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the leading wicket taker for India in the first innings with 5/48 while Shami destroyed the opposition batting lineup in the second inning on the fourth day.

New Zealand lost their last seven wickets inside the 30 overs just for 62 runs, before tea break they were on 135/3 in 52 overs. Shami took three of them, while B Kumar did the remaining task. The two seamers attested that with a combined tally of 12 wickets in the match.

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1st Test: Vijay, Pujara Placed India in Commanding position Against NZ on Day 3

Kanpur: Indian Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin assisted India obtain control of the third Test against New Zealand. The home batsmen extended the second innings lead to 215 on the third day at Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium.

Team India, who is playing their 500th Test match, were 159 for one at stumps with openers going strong.  Murali Vijay is playing on 64 and Cheteshwar Pujara on 50, they both put together an unbeaten 107 run stand for the second wicket.

Jadeja and Aswhin, took nine wickets between them and helped India to restrict NZ for 262 in their first innings and securing a vital 56-run lead.

The Indian batsmen taken the advantage with Vijay putting on a 52-run opening stand with Lokesh Rahul who got out on 38.

Vijay struck seven fours and a six to mark his 13th half century.

Pujara also hit eight boundaries to record his eight Test fifty.

Prior Ashwin got overnight batsmen Tom Latham and Kane Williamson in the morning session, who started the day on 152 for one in response to India’s 318.

New Zealand lost five wickets for just seven runs as they declined from 255 for five to pack up in 95.5 overs.