What’s Next in Cricket to Entertain Fans after Recent Conclusion of Australia & England Series?

September 16 01:13 2015

gamesNew Delhi, Wednesday, September 16 – Australia & England Series lately came to an end. T20, Test and One-Day International matches between the two countries which lasted for over a couple of months entertained cricket fans to a great extent. Despite the fact that Australians were taken by surprise on their tour of England as they lost in both longest and shortest formats, supporters enjoyed this sport thanks to the unpredictability of the game

Excitement in the last few overs goes up and viewers can easily be seen often folding their hands to pray for the success of team, which may win with terrific show in the last part and lose by making few mistakes while  fielding, batting and bowling. Bowlers are key to success in several matches, especially when a squad – of which the young men are part of – fails to put a challenging total on the scoreboard.

If they collapse the rivals, the job is done to a certain extent. Bangladesh bowling attack stunned India, Pakistan and South Africa a few months ago, logging wins whenever possible. Perhaps, they didn’t have anything to lose. Pressure was certainly on the powerhouses. This is the reason why the rising stars of cricket, the Tigers, made best use of the opportunity and gave jolts to the teams who have been playing this sport for more than several decades. Aussies sealed the ODI series after England batsmen failed to gain foothold when their skipper Eoin Morgan elected to bat first. Visitors eyed by a win to put out of their mind the unexpected defeats faced during only 20-20 over match and 5-match Test Series. With recent conclusion of Australia and England series, fans eye entertainment through upcoming tournaments among different teams. They expect to see amazing exhibition of performances from both experienced and inexperienced teams in different formats.

The Men in Blue and Proteas are to confront each other in 5-match One-Day International series, 4-match Test series and 3-match T20 series on Indian turf early next month. ODIs are to take place Green Park in Kanpur, Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. In view of the fact that both teams being strong in various formats, it is sure the audience is not going to get bored. Confidence of Bangladesh is not going to be any low as they face Australia in Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong and Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur in 2-match Test series which is slated to take place between Oct 9 and Oct 21. Besides them, English cricketers and Pakistan will contend in 3-match Test series to be held at United Arab Emirates.

Sri Lanka and West Indies are set to contest in 2 Test and 3 ODIs. The void created by Kumar Sangakkara’s retirement from cricket it is going to take some time to fill. He was not only the key player of his team but also a man who inspired many cricketers who dreamt of doing great in this field. It would be challenge for Sri Lanka to get someone find a spot at his place. challenges are no less for West Indies as well due to poor form in the recent past. Focus will be on to pick right combination of batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders are picked to put each other on the back foot. Sri Lanka are to impart their roles as a host. Climate conditions are usually hot in the country but that may or may not bother West Indies.

Australia and New Zealand, the finalists of 2015 cricket carnival during Feb-March period are to contend in Trans-Tasman trophy. Even through the  former beat the latter in the grand finale to lift the World Cup, Kiwis made sure they rise for better in future contests. Since interesting tournaments are to begin soon, arrangements are to be done to make the contests truly a grand affair. Playing XIs gear up to hone their skills, which are to make difference on the field no matter they set the target and defending the same or chase a big, small or challenging total. Viewers can’t afford missing the action by any means. So no wonder, if stadiums, where matches are to take place, get jam-packed. After all, cricket is a sport that brings several people under one roof.

In India, people eat, drink and sleep cricket. Overdose of cricket during World Cup this year was predicted to distract fans from Indian premier League but nothing happened as such.  Cricket fans love getting entertained and this is the reason why stadiums of the country are noisy as compared to other nations. Let us wait and watch what Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team got to display in the upcoming contests against South Africa.