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All You Need to Know About The Cricket World Cup of The Year 2019

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Wales and England will be playing host in 2019 for the Cricket world cup after they won the rights of the same around 10 years ago. The hosting rights to them were awarded for the years 2011, 2015, and the upcoming year of 2019 as well back in the year 2006 only.

The history of the world cup of cricket

The first cricket world cup was held in the year 1975 which is right after four years of the one-day cricket which took the world up by a storm and got people all excited about the sport. This phenomena of having a cricket world cup was making the fans go crazy about the spot and making them fall for the players even more than the authorities could have imagined.

The involvement of the players in the matches and the world cup theme made them continue with it till date.  England and Wales have hosted a lot of cricket matches world cup previously also including that of years of 1975, 1979, 1983, and even 1999. 

The qualification which is required for a country to be a part of the cricket world cup 2019 is:

Only ten teams can qualify for the cricket world cup tournament. This has been done after the decisions have been taken to shrink the size of the tournament in the world cup. In the years of 2015 and even 2011.

There were 14 teams in the tournament but from this year the ICC have decided that the size of the tournament will be reduced and the number of teams has been reduced to only ten teams now which will make the tournament get over sooner than usual.

They also had the thought that fewer teams will be a better way to enhance the competition and the condition will be much better if there are lesser teams to compete. England will automatically qualify for the tournament as they are hosting the tournament, so they are already in.

Also, all those nations which are on the top seven ranking list of the International nations of the one day by the ICC rankings which have been made even before the tournament according to the last six months of data and the matches the countries have played or won. Now, since

Now since eight spots have already been occupied, which makes only two spots left for the same, so the remaining test players have only two spots to make their place. these places have been assigned to Afghanistan and West Indies by the members of the ICC. This decision has been based on the tournament which was held in the year 2018 in the month of March in Bangladesh.

Teams which have qualified for the cricket world cup 2019

  1. England: automatic qualifiers

The top seven based on the ICC rankings

  1. Australia
  2. South Africa
  3. India
  4. New Zealand
  5. Sri Lanka
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Pakistan

Teams that won in March 2018 for the qualification

  1. Afghanistan
  2. West Indies

Team-wise matches schedule for Cricket World Cup 2019

Team-wise matches schedule for Cricket World Cup 2019

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The Top 5 Marathons in India: to Detox You

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The Top 5 Marathons in India: to Detox You

This is ideally the marathon season and being a fitness freak or say at least the one who completely supports travel expeditions with a good cause, cannot miss these marathons of the country. The view, air, surrounding, everything is simply majestic.

Thus pack your backpack with the essentials and head for the best marathon of your life and experience the calm, chaste and serene beauty of these places:

1. Ladakh Marathon

If you have high stamina and want to prove it then this is your place. The world’s highest marathon takes place here, at a height that is just beyond sea level. The breathlessness is common and charming.

There are four races here of which you can be a part off, 7km, half marathon, marathon, and the Khardungla challenge. The races are in and out of the city that you can see the cold desert in the most spectacular way.

2. Rishikesh half Marathon

To run 5km, 10km, and 21km, in Rishikesh, Uttar Pradesh. The run engages you with basic run-ups to the harder ones.

The half marathon is very popular as it covers the most scenic views of the bridge, beautiful river, horrid road and the bustling town, where the race ends and people cheer you up.

3. The Kaveri Trail Marathon

From the south, this Kaveri trail Marathon is worth trying. It has 10km, half marathon or marathon to lay your shoes at. The race is challenging and as you run along the Kaveri River, the muddy trails and the paddy fields of Srirangapatna.

The view is breathtakingly beautiful, and you could also go a bit of fishing while the water is calm.

4. Auroville Marathon

The race where there is no one as loser or winner but all are just racers who complete the race. The slogan here is ‘Run for the joy Running’.

This is what attracts me to this marathon, it is just like life you complete the race you do not win or lose. There are 5km, 10km half marathon and marathon. Run to check your endurance and achieve happiness.

5. Mount Abu Half Marathon

The most classic marathon where people from 18 to 60plus are running, and you just go on, on and on.

It starts at the baseline of Mt. Abu and the half marathon takes you all the way to the beautiful hill station where you can relax over the hot steaming cup milk.

Running is a way in which you can be true to yourself and this is one of the best statement ever. Run not to win or lose but run to complete the race.

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India vs Australia 1st Test Match: India Win Down Under in 10 Years and Beat Australia by 31 Runs

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India beat Australia in 1st Test Match

Well, it was a long wait almost of 10- year- wait for a Test win Down Under as Virat Kohli’s visiting team outplayed Australia by 31 runs in the first of the first of the ongoing four-match series in Adelaide.

The Asian giants had last won in Australia under Anil Kumble at Perth during their trip Down Under in 2007-08. They were blanked 4-0 under MS Dhoni in 2011-12 and then they had seen a defeat of 2-0 during 2014-15 tour in spite of Kohli having scored enormous runs.

The defeat could be attributed to the fact that we failed to get hold of the game-changing moments in the opening Tests during the two previous overseas tours of the year in South Africa and England, but the team of Kohli made sure that the third time will indeed be lucky for them. Having to defend a 323-run target was done successfully in spite of the stupendous efforts from Nathan Lyon, who did make the task quite difficult towards the end.

The win helped India to get a lead of 1-0 in Test series for the first time in Australia for almost after the long span of 70 years.

Astonishingly Kohli is the first Asian captain to win Tests in Australia, South Africa, and England. He won the Johannesburg Test against the Proteas in January this year and after this, he defeated England in the fourth Test of a five-match series at Southampton later in the August- September.

Highlights

>India defeated Australia by 31 runs to win the 1st Test in Adelaide.

>India had last won a Test in Australia in 2008 in Perth under Anil Kumble.

>Kohli has become the first Asian captain to win Tests in England, Australia and South Africa.

India also becomes the first team to win a Test match in England, Australia, and South Africa in the same calendar year.

Australia resumed the final day of the riveting Test match at 104 for four, faced a tough task as no team could ever successfully chase more than 315 at the Adelaide Oval. The bowlers from India made the task all more difficult for the host team as they were full of determination and patience and striking at regular intervals.

Shaun Marsh gave India looked solid in the morning session as he struck half-century but Jasprit Bumrah removed him and they reached Lunch break with relief and optimism. Earlier the day Ishant Sharma had the iconic star catch of the local favorite Travis Head for 14.

The historic victory was paved by Cheteshwar Pujara, whose first innings 123 provided India with a score that was strong enough to compensate for the bad batting performance by the top order.

The bowlers did a commendable job by striking at regular intervals to provide India a slender 15-run lead.

R Ashwin spun the web around the Australian batsmen, and Jasprit Bumrah rattled hosts with his pace. Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma took the key wickets to help India stay in the game.

The second innings saw a much better performance in India’s batting. KL Rahul scored a quick 44, Kohli patiently got 34 while Ajinkya Rahane scored 70 and shared a key 87-run stand with Pujara, who made 71 to go with his 123.

The lower order was not much in form but still managed to set Australia a 323 run-target. The fourth day was dynamic as Mohammed Shami and Ashwin got two wickets that made situation quite tough for Australia.

Aron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, and Peter Handscomb were dismissed before stumps on the day before the last day.

Australia could have hoped for a bit of fight from their overnight batsmen Marsh and Head but this did not happen. Captain Tim Paine was determined to change the game but when he got dismissed for 41 the game was over for Australia.

Lyon, performed well with the ball, and collected an unbeaten 38 off 47 balls and did this gave shivers to the Indian team. He managed to score 32-run stand with No. 11, Josh Hazelwood before Ashwin got the catch and got us the much awaited historic win.

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Do You Know These Facts About Rishabh Pant: The Future of Indian Cricket

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We all have witnessed how well Rishabh Pant plays for the Indian Cricket team. He is making headlines for his great performances, perfect timing while batting. He sure played well for the team Delhi Daredevil in Vivo IPL 2017, but we also know that this doesn’t stop at the IPLs. We are proud that this rising star could be a future of Indian Cricket team in a long run.

While you all must have seen him bat, there are certain facts about the sportsman that you all are probably oblivious of. So, let’s take a glimpse at the marvels of this rising cricket star.

His birth- Rishabh was born in Uttarakhand and was moved to Delhi with his parents to train under Tarak Sinha. Who also, happens to be the trainer of Shekhar Dhawan.

He was once rejected- Well, every success story starts from a failure. And he did, too. Rishabh was thrown out of the Rajasthan Cricket Academy.

 

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Amongst youngest ones- Rishabh Pant actually became the third youngest Indian and fourth overall for scoring a triple century.

 

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U-19 world cup- He played an outstandingly in U-19 World Cup last year. He scored fifty on just 18 balls.

 

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His inspiration – The reason why he is a wicketkeeper is that he is so much inspired by Adam Gilchrist.

 

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His Ranji record- Rishabh Pant has given 44 sixes in just five matches in the Ranji Trophy. His worth in IPL- He was bought for Rs. 1.9 crore in Indian Premier League.

 

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His Ranji score- Rishabh Pant scored 308 runs in the Ranji Trophy, which is the second highest individual score for Delhi in Ranji. He holds the record of being the second wicket-keeper to score a triple century in Ranji Trophy.

 

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