India vs West Indies T20 Match Brings Gayle Back into the Action

India vs West Indies T20 International Match Preview

After a dull kind of ODI series between India and West Indies, T20 cricket should bring some excitement. We can't blame the ODI format but the way West Indies as a team has lost lustre. That was clearly evident through empty stands during the ODI series. Cricket moves on to the shortest format as these two teams battle it out in the only T20I match from this bilateral series.

Watch India vs West Indies T20 Live Streaming

Live streaming and telecast with Hindi and English commentary will be available on Ten Sports and Sony Six HD. 

Chris Gayle returns!

The boss of T20 cricket returns with this match. This would certainly draw a lot of spectators to the stadium. We all are familiar with his explosive batting in the T20 format. If he goes going, be ready for some towering sixes. That too at his home ground, the Sabina Park in Jamaica. He replaces Lendl Simmons who wasn't impressive enough in the series against Afghanistan.

He played his last match for West Indies in the 2016 T20 cricket world cup final against England. There were indications that he may never play for West Indies again. But his inclusion hints another run from the prolific batsman.

Florida Meeting!

Last time these two teams met each other for T20 matches in Florida. First match was won by West Indies by one run while the second was interrupted by rain. Time for India to square off the things this time.

Squad details

India squad: 
Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Yuvraj Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

West Indies squad:
Carlos Brathwaite (c), Samuel Badree, Rovman Powell, Ronsford Beaton, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton (wk), Kesrick Williams.

Head to head

West Indies have had an upper hand against India in this format. Out of the seven T20 matches played between these two teams, India could manage just two wins whereas West Indies won four. One ended without any result.

India vs Pakistan Final Live Streaming HotStar - ICC Champions Trophy 2017

India vs Pakistan Match Information

After a series of exciting matches, and of course few troubled by rain; we are about to witness the mother of all games! India vs Pakistan in the final. A rare scenario. These two teams haven't locked horns too often in the finals of the ICC events. The last and the only one happened in the inaugural T20 World Cup of 2007 where India emerged as winners. Watch the exciting match live from the Oval on HotStar. Star Sports HD channels will bring live telecast in India whereas live match streaming can be enjoyed on HotStar with Hindi and English commentary.

The campaign for these two teams started against each other in the 2017 Champions Trophy. India had registered an emphatic win over Pakistan and everyone wrote off Pakistan after that. What a bounce back. Pakistan proved the critics wrong and reached the semi finals. Not only that, they also registered a comprehensive win over the hosts England who started as favourites to nail the trophy.

Now when they are on a roll they face a daunting task to beat the defending champions India in the finals at the Oval. On paper, Pakistan looks a weaker team but then a 50 over match comes with lot of uncertainties. It's not test match where one gets a lot of time to turn tables or a t20 match where you don't get a breathing space. ODI matches have proved to be highly unpredictable.

India were the champions last time when they defeated host England in the 2013 Champions trophy final. Dhoni, the then captain is still a part of this Indian team and working as a great helping hand to captain Kohli. Indian openers are in great form and Pakistan bowlers would have their hawk eyes on their wickets. Early breakthroughs can give Pakistan an upper hand. Middle order of India looks solid with Yuvraj, Dhoni, Kedar. The line up goes deep with Pandya, Ashwin and Jadeja.

The whole cricketing fraternity enjoys the tussle between these two cricket neighbours. We are certain about three things - a great cricket match, house full stadium and maximum eye balls on TV and live streaming devices. Indian fans would be glued to their mobile screens on HotStar and on the TV screens with Star Sports HD channels.

India vs Pakistan match squad:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav.

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Ahmed Shahzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail.

India vs England 2016 Live Cricket Streaming on HotStar

Time for some exciting cricket live on HotStar and Star Sports HD network. An absolute treat for the test lovers. India takes on England in a five test match series at home. Christened as a revenge series for India after failing against England in last three test series, the excitement has really built up high. Virat Kohli and his men are seated at the top position of ICC Test Rankings after a series of successes. Meanwhile England have just concluded a hard fought series against Bangladesh. Enjoy live cricket streaming on HotStar with Hindi and English commentary.

The series will be followed by an ODI and T20 series. This would be the time MS Dhoni would be back in action. But this won't be happening soon as we have five exciting test matches before that. Following is the full schedule for all cricket fans.

India vs England Test Series:
1st Test - 9th November 2016 - Rajkot
2nd Test - 17th November 2016 - Visakhapatnam
3rd Test - 26th November 2016 - Mohali
4th Test - 8th December 2016 - Mumbai
5th Test - 16th December 2016 - Chennai

India vs England ODI series:
1st ODI - 15th January 2017 - Pune
2nd ODI - 19th January 2017 - Cuttack
3rd ODI - 22nd January 2017 - Kolkata

India vs England T20 International series:
1st T20 - 26th January 2017 - Kanpur
2nd T20 - 29th January 2017 - Nagpur
3rd T20 - 1st February 2017 - Bengaluru

Sans some injuries and out of the form candidates, the biggest threat for England's chances would be the spin trio from India. Banking on the spin friendly wickets, Virat Kohli would go ahead with three spinners without any hesitation. Ashwin, Jadeja and Mishra are good enough to make inroads in the England batting line up.

While England have some good batsmen like Root and Cook and a good amalgamation of aggressive batsmen like Woakes and Stokes. If they somehow manage to tackle the spin well, they would really post a threat to India's position as favourites in this series.

Indians too have a strong batting line up. Gambhir, Rahane, Pujara, Kohli, Saha and many more to name. Even Ashwin has played some magical innings in the recent past along with the likes of Ravindra Jadeja.

Overall this promises to be an exciting test series followed by some enthralling limited over cricket in January and February. Stay tuned for more updates. Till then, enjoy live cricket streaming on HotStar and Star Sports in India.

Watch India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Streaming HotStar Star Sports HD

India vs New Zealand Live Cricket Streaming Information

Finally the test cricket lovers in India get a big treat at home. India plays New Zealand in a three test series at home. Above all the first test match of this series marks the 500th test match for India. While the visiting team NZ will try to clinch their first ever test series win here, India will try to make the 500th test match memorable first and then clinch the series also. India vs New Zealand 2016 test series live cricket streaming will be available on HotStar and Star Sports website in India. Star Sports HD TV channels will bring live telecast with Hindi and English commentary.

The first test match will be held at Kanpur.

Team Squads:
India: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshvar Kumar, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Ross Taylor, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling.

Indian team is considered to be the favourites to win this series. Virat Kohli has had a great ride so far as the Indian test captain. A strong performance in Australia followed by test wins abroad (Sri Lanka and West Indies) along with a 3-0 test series win over South Africa at home - a lot to admire! He believes the 13 test match season will be career defining for the whole team.

KL Rahul is at the top of his form. He would be the first choice for Virat Kohli in the batting line up. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara can create wonders at home. Rohit Sharma can bank on the home conditions and score big. R Ashwin has already done a great job with the bat against West Indies. Virat Kohli is the front runner and the face of Indian batting line up.

Indian conditions and if we don't talk about spin, it would be an incomplete story. New Zealand batsmen would have a tough time facing the Indian spinners. And above all if the pitch is spin friendly, we might see the matches ending in three to four days. R Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Ravindra Jadeja would try their hands on to clinch as many wickets as possible.

New Zealand is led by Kane Williamson who has been a leader from the front. He is a renowned batsmen with good leadership skills. He would love to go home with first ever series win in India. This would require a lot of focus not only from him but his whole team. They didn't perform upto the mark against Mumbai in the practice match. Overall the match was dominated by Mumbai.

Let us hope we have an exciting test match on hand with clear weather too. Two more test matches to follow after this one. We will keep you updated with match previews and reviews.

Live Cricket Streaming T20 Match India vs West Indies on HotStar and Star Sports HD

HotStar and Star Sports HD network in India will provide live cricket streaming and telecast of 2nd T20 between India and West Indies. First T20 was a dream game for all cricket fans. West Indies scored a mammoth 245 and India seemed to be easily chasing it. Last ball and Bravo managed to get MS Dhoni to take home West Indies by just one run! India ended the innings on 244 and missed a chance to chase the biggest T20 total! Let us see how India bounces back in the 2nd T20 here at Florida.

MS Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bowl first. He has included Amit Mishra and excluded Binny who was very expensive in the first T20 match. 

Lauderhill stadium has been absolutely pleasure for cricket fans and cricketers too. Praised by Anil Kumble for the quick pitch and outfield, the stadium also provides all necessary facilities to the cricketers and spectators. Good to see the game earning popularity in the US where cricket is still a not so known game!

Looking at the forecast there is a 60% probability of thunderstorms in the afternoon. The match already begun 40 minutes late due to technical reasons. Let us hope rain God shows mercy and we don't have any unwanted breaks.

Rain or no rain, we would certainly see rains of sixes again. We saw almost 30 plus sixes yesterday and highest number of total runs scored in an International T20 game. The cricket fans would expect similar such treat today when India meet West Indies for the 2nd and final T20 match.

Stay tuned with us for more match previews and reviews. We will provide more information on live cricket streaming official websites and apps for various cricket matches being played around the world.

India vs Zimbabwe 2016 ODI and T20 Series Live!

Last two tours to Zimbabwe resulted in India's favour with a score line of 5-0 and 3-0. Will it be a similar score line this time? Seems yes, because it is not only the second string young guns but also MS Dhoni who would be travelling to Zimbabwe for cricket. After 11 long years, Dhoni will play a cricket series in Zimbabwe. Watch India vs Zimbabwe live streaming on Ten Sports official website and live telecast on Ten 2 HD channel.

India will play three ODI and three T20 matches as mentioned below:

1st ODI on 11th June, 2nd ODI on 13th June, 3rd ODI on 15th June
1st T20 on 18th June, 2nd T20 on 20th June and 3rd T20I on 22nd June

India is lined up with lot of youngsters who would be roaring to go out and showcase their skills. Sans Dhoni the team is relatively inexperienced but good enough to register big wins in Zimbabwe. Most of them have played well in the IPL season and now they would snatch this opportunity to play for India with both hands.

Sanjay Bangar will be the coach for this tour. He believes he has got a very good squad to experiment with. Infact the squad is full of talent, it would be had to pick the final XI for a particular match. He is pretty confident the team will outplay Zimbabwe in all the matches.

MS Dhoni hasn't tasted too much of success in recent past. Asia Cup was a big win and three T20 matches win in Australia were worth watching. But the team couldn't go beyond semi finals of ODI and T20 world cups. Even that should be considered a decent show, but there are a lot of expectations from MS Dhoni. He has won all possible trophies in his regime so fans expect a lot more from him.

Kohli is already the captain of test side and there has been pressure on Dhoni to handover limited over captaincy to him. Dhoni has left the decision on BCCI. He will play ODI and T20 matches whereas he would rest when India would be busy playing lot many test matches in 2016-17. Australia, England and New Zealand are scheduled to visit India and hopefully Kohli would clear this test and win those series.

Head to head India has dominated over Zimbabwe. So there is no logic looking at the stats. While India looks very strong on paper, fans would expect good amount of resistance from Zimbabwean team. This would result in some good tight matches. 

Stay tuned with Ten Sports for live cricket action!

Watch ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Live Streaming on HotStar

The ICC T20 World Cup 2016 has got a grand start with the opening match between India and New Zealand. There are some really big and exciting matches to follow throughout the T20 World Cup. Watch live match streaming and scores from ICC T20 World Cup 2016 on HotStar. Also enjoy live telecast on Star Sports HD network in India with live Hindi and English commentary.

Team India play the hosts and hence they have an upper hand. They didn't click well against New Zealand in the opening match and now they have a daunting task ahead. India is placed in a group that is considered comparatively difficult. The group includes other teams like New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

The other group includes South Africa, England, West Indies, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Although India is in a great form and considered as the top favourite side to lift the trophy, T20 cricket provides a lot of uncertainties. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are highly unpredicatble. They can also exploit the sub-continent conditions very well. Same goes with Bangladesh. They are at the top of their form. They defeated the likes of Pakistan and Sri Lanka to reach the Asia Cup finals.

New Zealand are a strong T20 outfit. The team is lead by Kane Williamson who looks pumped up in the field. Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill and other such players make the batting line up strong. They have a good bowling attack too.

Australia would always be the strongest, simply because they always hit the right combination. This time, probably spin would be a concern for them. Otherwise they have a relatively stronger team that can lift the T20 world cup for the first time ever.

South Africa too has a very strong team and could be considered as one of the top three favourites. They have powerful strikers of the ball and also a good pace battery.

West Indies squad suffered a lot of injury issues. A mix of experienced campaigners and some young guns make them underdogs. They give their best in the T20 format and have won the title in 2012. If someone like Chris Gayle gets going, he is literally unstoppable.

England led by Morgan looks a better outfit in the shortest version of the game. A good amalgamation of batsmen and bowlers make them a strong team in the winning contention.

Well, this is all about the teams. But as we keep saying, cricket can come up with surprises. While India have the better chances, other teams would equally fancy their chances in this T20 event. Enjoy the action live on HotStar.