Debut actresses Anket Maharana and Tuya Chakraborty are entering Tollywood with the movie ‘4 Letters’. R Radhuraj is directing the project. R Raghuraj is none other than the director who earlier directed Uday Kiaran’s successful romantic drama ‘Kalusukovalani’ in the year 2002.
Even though the lead actors are new, the movie has a strong experienced supporting cast of actors like Posani Krishna Murali, Suresh, and Krishna Bhagwan.The title posters and promos have managed to generate some interest in the movie. Tuya Chakraborthy is a Bengali stage actress and she already acted in a few Bengal movies.
This is her debut movie in Telugu cinema and she has delivered her glamorous best. Her drool-worthy photos in a swimsuit are going viral on the social media and we are sure it’s going to be a visual treat for the fans on the big screen. The movie is certain to be high on adult comedy and extensive glamour. Take a look at the swimsuit photos below,
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So, apparently, Meghan Markle is putting the Royal reputation at stake with her behaviour. Meghan Markle is “risking the Royal Family’s reputation” and making the “same mistakes” as her husband Prince Harry’s late mother, according to Princess Diana’s former private secretary.
Patrick Jephson made the explosive claim in a newspaper article following Meghan’s lavish New York baby shower this week. The shower was a lavish event that was attended by many of the Duchess of Sussex’s high-profile celebrity friends.
It is being reported that the stateside visit came at no additional cost to the taxpayer because it was a privately-funded affair, with Meghan flying on a private jet to get there.
But there are those who worry that this kind of behaviour will soon lead to bigger liberties. And one such person is former Royal aide Patrick Jephson who suggested that the Duchess’s recent Big Apple excursion could “open a Pandora’s box of unintended consequences.”
Having spent eight years as private secretary to Prince Harry’s mother, he claims to have “learned to recognise that the line between official and private travel is never just about the money.”
He went on to issue a warning to Meghan Markle, Mr Jephson said trips like Meghan’s baby shower sojourn risk the “credibility and dignity” of the “Royal free-riders.”
Writing for the Daily Mail, Mr Jephson said: “Rich people’s jets — in this case a Gulfstream reportedly paid for by George and Amal Clooney — always come with a bill attached, even if it’s not the kind you can pay with a Duchy of Cornwall credit card.”
He added: “From any angle, the look of Meghan’s Manhattan partying is pretty unedifying.”
Mohabbatein actress ‘Shamita Shetty’ got brutally trolled for misbehaving with a female fan who wanted to click selfie with her. Shamita’s video rudely swinging arm of her fan got viral on internet and the actress received severe criticism for her misbehaviour. Irritation was quite evident on Shamita’s face for fan who was struggling to click selfie in right lightening with her.
Besides female fan, Shamita appeared to be quite miffed with other people who approached her for a selfie. Social media users got shocked with behaviour of Mohabbatein actress and referred to her as proudy, arrogant and flop actress. A source close to Shamita explained the reason for strange behaviour of Shamita to Timesnownews.com.
A source close to the 40-year-old actress reported as mentioned in Timesnownews.com report: “Shamita is suffering from slip disc in her neck and was in excruciating pain when one of her fans approached her to click a photograph with her. In spite of being unwell, the actress happily obliged to her fan’s request but it came across as a little rude and was purely unintentional. Shamita loves her fans and respects their love and admiration and have always been very polite with them.”
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Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar are vacationing in Mexico.
Love is in the air for Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar, and the lovebirds are in no mood to hide it. Ever since the couple made their relationship official, they have been busy painting the town red. From social-media PDA to cute comments to , Farhan and Shibani are relationship goals.
Now, the lovebirds have taken off to an exotic location for a beach vacation. Shibani took to Instagram to give a sneak-peek into their romantic holiday.
From sharing videos of the beach to soaking up the sun with beau Farhan Akhtar, Shibani is giving a glimpse into her vacation.
Buzz has it that Shibani and Farhan might take their relationship to the next level soon.
When a newspaper asked she chose to neither confirm or deny the news. “I am not secretive, but I don’t feel the need to say things out loud,” was all she was willing to say.
“I don’t need to make an announcement about who I’m dating. It’s up to me to decide when and what I want to share about my personal life, and it is up to the audience to decide how they look at it. How much information I want to put out in the public domain is my prerogative,” she added.
On the work front, Farhan’s production Gully Boy has set the cash registers ringing. Within five days of its release, the film has crossed the Apart from this, Farhan was last seen on the big screen in Anand Surapur’s The Fakir Of Venice, which hit the screens earlier this month. Incidentally, the film was meant to mark his acting debut. However, its release was stalled for over a decade because of production issues.
Upon its release, The Fakir Of Venice was panned by critics and failed to impress the audience as well.
In this article we take a look at who the first ODI centurions are from each country
Over 1,700 ODI centuries have been scored since the first ever One Day International match was played between Australia and England at the MCG on January 5, 1971.
It was a 40 over match but each over consisted of 8 balls. In fact, initially, all ODIs were played with a red ball and in a white uniform.
The first World Cup – which was held in 1975 – had 60 six-ball overs matches. The format has changed since the years and now has 50 six-ball overs .
ODIs have slowly become the most loved form of the game, as they are highly competitive, not as long as the Tests, but also not too short like the T20s.
In this article, we will take a look at who were the first centurions from each country.
Note: We are including only the 12 Test-playing nations which also possess the full ODI status presently.
#1 Leslie Amiss (England)
Dennis Leslie Amiss plays a drive
Dennis Leslie Amiss was the first centurion for The Three Lions. The Birmingham-born player had an excellent playing record and He amassed 3,612 runs in the 50 Test matches he played at an average of 46.30. The right-hand batsman also hit 11 centuries and 11 half centuries in his Test career.
The classy batsman is known to have scored the first ever ODI century in the history of cricket, scoring the century in a match against Australia in Manchester on August 24, 1972. It was only the 2nd ODI ever to be played. The Aussies had posted a total of 222 runs after they chose to bat first. Amiss’ sublime 103 off 134 aided by a brilliant 60 off 76 by Keith Fletcher helped England to a successful run chase. The Three Lions eventually won the match by 6 wickets with 35 balls to spare.
Interestingly, it was also Amiss’ debut match and he holds another unique record of being the first batsman to score a century on both his first and last match.
Overall, the former English cricketer amassed 859 runs in 18 ODIs he played at an averae of 47.72 and a strike rate of 72.49.
#2 Roy Clifton Fredericks (West Indies)
Roy Clifton Fredericks play a shot
Roy Fredericks was amongst the few batsmen who would not be afraid to counter-attack the speedsters of his time. The Blairmont-born player played 59 Tests for the Windies and amassed 4,334 runs at an average of 42.49.
The southpaw only played 12 ODIs as they had just been introduced back then but he managed to score a century and a half century. Fredericks scored the ODI century in the 2nd match of the Windies Tour of England in September 1973. The Three Lions had posted a score of 189 in their 55 overs after choosing to bat first.
The aggressive opener Fredericks hit a sublime 105 off 122 deliveries and smashed 10 fours and a six in his knock. Teammate Kallicharran also made a 50 and the West Indies chased down the total in 42.2 overs. Fredericks won the Player of the Match award for his knock.
His century also became the 3rd in the history of ODIs as the first two were hit by Leslie Amiss.
Freddo, as he was popularly known, was also famous for representing Guyana in table tennis and squash.
He won a number of individual honours – the most notable of them being the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1974.
#3 Ken Wadsworth (New Zealand)
Ken Wadsworth (Wicketkeeper)
Kenneth John Wadsworth was the first choice wicketkeeper-batsman for New Zealand during his time and played some memorable innings for the Black Caps.
The Nelson-born player amassed 1,010 runs in 33 Test matches he played for the country and also amassed 334 runs in 13 ODIs at an average of 25.62 and strike rate of 77.24.
His solitary (and the first by a Kiwi player) ODI century came in the match against Australia at Christchurch, on March 31, 1974.
The Aussies had posted a handsome total of 265 with half-centuries from Ian Chappell, Woodcock, and Greg Chappell. Even though Wadsworth hit a brilliant knock of 104 from 98, it came too late as he batted down the order and eventually New Zealand fell short of 31 runs.
Wadsworth died when he was just 29 year old, due to invasive melanoma.
#4 Majid Khan (Pakistan)
Majid Khan in action during a match
Majid Jahangir Khan is the first Pakistani player to score an ODI century. Khan initially began his career as a fast bowler but a back injury made him change to spin bowling.
Majid amassed 3,931 runs in 63 Test matches for Pakistan at an average of 38.92. He also played 23 ODIs and accumulated 786 runs at an average of 37.42. Besides hitting seven fifties in ODIs, Majid hit the famed century in the match against England at Nottingham on August 31, 1974.
The English team had set up a total of 244 with an exquisite century from David Lloyd and cameos from skipper Mike Denness and Chris Old. Majid had clinched the wicket of Old and also bowled 3 overs in this particular match. The right-handed batsman and Sadiq Mohammad opened the inning for Pakistan and gave them a brilliant start.
Majid hit 109 off 93 deliveries and Sadiq hit 41 off 52 balls. His innings included 16 fours and a six. The upcoming batsmen – Zaheer Abbas, Asif Iqbal, and Mushtaq Mohammad – also chipped in with a few runs and Pakistan won the match by seven wickets, chasing down the total in 42.5 overs.
#5 Alan Turner (Australia)
Alan Turner had a decent first-class career but could never stick around at the highest level. The opening batsman played just 14 Tests and 6 ODIs for the national team. Nevertheless, Turner holds the record for scoring the first ODI century for Australia.
The century came in the match against Sri Lanka at the Prudential World Cup in London on June 11, 1975. The Aussies were put in to bat first in the 60-over game. Turner opened the innings along with Rick McCosker. The duo gave Australia a superb start as they established a partnership of 178 runs. McCosker played well for his 73 while Turner smashed 101 off 113 deliveries. In fact, this knock remains Turner’s only big feat in ODIs as he did not even score a half-century in the 6 ODIs he played.
Overall, Australia set up a total of 328 in the match. In response, Sri Lanka could only put together 276 runs and Australia won the match by 52 runs.
#6 Roy Dias (Sri Lanka)
There were many ODI centuries scored between the years 1974 and 1982 but they all came from either England, West Indies, Australian, Pakistani, or New Zealand batsmen.
Roy Dias finally broke this deadlock in 1982 when he scored a century against India. It was the 2nd ODI of the series and Sri Lanka were squaring off against India at Delhi on September 15, 1982. The Lions chose to bat first and the brilliant 102 from 114 deliveries from Dias as well as a well made 74 from Sidath Wettimuny helped Sri Lanka to a brilliant total of 277 in 50 overs.
However, the fearless Men in Blue were up to the task. Kris Srikkanth hit 95 off 66 balls and came close to scoring the first ever ODI century for India. Vengsarkar added 53 runs and Ashok Malhotra also made 44. Sandeep Patil also smacked 64 off 44 deliveries and eventually, India chased down the target comfortably in 40.5 Overs. With this win, India also claimed the three-match series.
However, the stylish Roy’s innings is always cherished. The elegant batsmen went on to become one of Sri Lanka’s finest batsmen. In fact, after his first century, Dias hit another century against India in the 3rd ODI of the tour. However, it was again in a losing cause.
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#7 Kapil Dev (India)
The talismanic all-rounder Kapil Dev is also India’s first-ever centurion in ODIs. The man who taught India how to play fearlessly scored the century against Zimbabwe on June 18, 1983. It came during the famous Prudential World Cup in 1983 which India would go on to win.
The Indians were in a fix in the group stage match against Zimbabwe. After electing to bat first, India’s two openers – Gavaskar and Srikkanth returned to the pavilion for a duck. Amarnath, Patil, and Yashpal Sharma could also not trouble the scoreboard much and at one stage, India were 17 for 5. It seemed difficult that they would even manage to surpass 100 runs. That is when the skipper Kapil Dev decided to take the matter into his own hands.
The Haryana Hurricane, as Dev was known, smacked the ball to all sides of the ground. He hit a thumping 175 runs off just 138 deliveries. His knock included 16 fours and 6 sixes and at the time it became the highest individual score in ODIs. The emphatic knock changed the entire context of the game and helped India put up a total of 266 runs on board in the 60-over game.
Zimbabwe fought hard but were bowled out for 235 runs in 57 overs. Later, Kapil Dev and his troops would upset West Indies in the final of the World Cup to lift the trophy. Kapil’s century remains one of the most historic knocks in Indian cricket.
Overall, Dev made 3,783 runs in 225 ODIs at a strike rate of 95.07. The Chandigarh-born player also clinched 253 wickets in those matches and had an economy rate of 3.71.
#8 David Houghton (Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwe used to be a competitive team back in the day and first player to score an ODI century for the team was David Laud Houghton.
The versatile batsman could play according to the situation and was also a brilliant player of spin. He hit the century against New Zealand during the 1987 World Cup.
It was the fourth match of the World Cup and Zimbabwe’s first match of the campaign. The Kiwis had batted first and put up 242 runs in their 50 overs.
Houghton batted extremely well and blasted 142 runs in 137 deliveries. His knock included 13 fours and 6 sixes and almost helped Zimbabwe to a surprise win. In the end, New Zealand won the match by 3 runs as they bowled Zimbabwe out for 239 in 49.4 overs. It remains one of the most exciting games of a World Cup.
Overall, Houghton played 22 Tests and 63 ODIs for Zimbabwe. The 61-year-old got into coaching and became a commentator after his retirement in 1997.
#9 Andrew Hudson (South Africa)
Andrew Hudson (batting)
Andrew Hudson had a notable career for South Africa with the right-handed batsman particularly known for scoring a Test century on debut.
He played 35 Tests and 89 ODIs for theProteas. His ODI average was 29.41 while his strike rate was 64.62.
The Natal-born player scored the famous century when India were on tour to South Africa in 1992. It was the 5th ODI of the 7 match series and India had posted a total of 207 in 50 overs. Hudson opened the inning along with captain Kepler Wessels.
The opener hit a well-timed 108 off 147 deliveries while the skipper departed after making 55 off 95. South Africa chased down the total in 47.2 overs and with the win, they clinched the 7-match series as well.
Hudson played his last ODI in 1997 while his last Test came against Pakistan in March 1998.
#10 Mehrab Hossain (Bangladesh)
Mehrab Hossain became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to hit a century in ODIs in a match against Zimbabwe on March 25, 1999. The Dhaka-born player hit 101 runs off 116 deliveries during the 6th match of the tri-nation tournament. Bangladesh put together a total of 257 runs in their 50 overs. However, Zimbabwe won the nail-biting encounter by 3 wickets as they chased down the total in 49.3 overs.
The right-hand batsman played 9 Tests and 18 ODIs for The Tigers.
Quite ironically, Mehrab’s uncle – Azhar Hossain – was the first Bangladeshi player to score an ODI half-century for the nation. He last represented Bangladesh in 2003 – when he was just 24 – and could not make much of a mark in International cricket despite holding this record. This is reflected in his stats as his Test average was 13.38 while ODI average was 24.49.
#11 Jeremy Bray (Ireland)
Jeremy Bray is the first player from Ireland to score a century in ODIs. The left-hand batsman achieved the feat in a match against Scotland on January 30, 2007.
Ireland batted first and Bray opened the innings. His 116 off 136 and Trent Johnston’s quickfire 45 off 19 helped the Irish set up a total of 280 runs on board. Scotland chased down the total in exactly 50 overs. Neil McCallum hit a century while captain Craig Wright smashed 23 off 11. Majid Haq also hit a fifty with Colin Smith chipping in with 49 runs.
The New South Wales-born Jeremy had a brief international career and played just 15 ODIs for Ireland. In total, he amassed 401 runs in the 15 matches at an average of 28.64 and strike rate of 67.50. Jeremy also hit two centuries. Like many players after retirement, he also took up coaching.
#12 Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)
Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan scored a brilliant 110 off 111 deliveries when Afghanistan were on the tour of Netherlands in 2009. It was the 2nd ODI of the two-match series after the hosts had won the first encounter.
The Netherlands posted a total of 231 after electing to bat first and Afghanistan chased down the total in 46.4 overs. Mohammad Shahzad hit a ton while Asghar Afghan and Samiullah Shinwari chipped in with 30 and 39 runs, respectively.
The aggressive batsman remains an integral part of the Afghani team. The 31-year-old has played 65 T20Is and 76 ODIs for the national team. Shahzad is known to be a hard hitter and has a strike rate of 134.81 in T20Is and 88.74 in ODIs. He has also amassed a total of 2,508 runs in ODIs – hit 5 centuries and 13 fifties – and is the run-getter for Afghanistan overall.
Ehsan Mani, chief of Pakistan Cricket Board, has expressed his disappointment over the way things have turned out in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnels. Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-E-Mohammed had claimed the responsibility of the attack and since then there has been outrage across the country against Pakistan. Unsurprisingly, it has affected the cricketing ties too.
There have been widespread calls to boycott Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup. The BCCI has now decided to write to the International Cricket Council and asking the “cricketing community to sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates”. However, Mani is disappointed that politics and cricket is being mixed together.
“It is unfortunate that politics and cricket are mixing. It is never good for any sport,” Ehsan Mani told Sportstar.
Ehsan Mani also quoted South African Nobel peace prize winner Nelson Mandela, saying:
“Let’s paraphrase what Mr Nelson Mandela had once said, ‘the voice [of sports] is far reaching than any politician’. Sports has its own role to play. Politics has its own issues. The two should not mix.”
Ehsan Mani (Credits: Getty)
When asked if Pakistan received any letter from BCCI or is expecting any letter, Mani replied: “Why should we receive a letter? Of course, we haven’t received any letter.”
Reports also suggest that the Committee of Administrators looking to get Pakistan ousted from the 2019 edition of the ICC Cricket World.
Reacting to the developments in Indian cricket, Mani said: “I will not comment anything on that. Let the BCCI or the ICC decide anything, then only we can discuss about our plan of action.”
“You have to talk to the ICC about that. I won’t comment on what Mr Rai has said. We will discuss our plan of action if we hear anything from the ICC. As of now, there has been no communication,” he added.
The bilateral ties between the two nations were already suspended. The arch-rivals have not played a full bilateral Test series since 2007 when Pakistan visited India for three Tests and five One-Day Internationals. They played a short series of three ODIs and two T20s in India in December 2012, but otherwise, both have faced each other only in the ICC organised events or the Asia Cup.
India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2012 (Credits: AFP)
The BCCI has also not kept Pakistan in its Future Tour Programmed for 2019-2023 cycles, snubbing the neighbouring country amongst its six proposed opponents for the World Test Championship beginning in 2019.
Republic TV’s anchor Arnab Goswami has landed in hot waters after his scathing attack at legendary Sachin Tendulkar for the latter’s comment on the Indian-Pakistan clash in the World Cup. In the wake of the Pulwama attack that was carried out by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-E-Mohammed and claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnels, the cricketing fraternity has been divided into two halves.
While the general public as well as some eminent personalities like Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh want India to boycott Pakistan in the World Cup as a mark of protest, there are few like Sunil Gavaskar and Aakash Chopra who want otherwise. Tendulkar also opined that India should go ahead and beat Pakistan in the World Cup.
“India has always come up trumps against Pakistan in the World Cup. Time to beat them once again. Would personally hate to give them two points and help them in the tournament. Having said that, for me India always comes first, so whatever my country decides, I will back that decision with all my heart,” Sachin had tweeted.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 22, 2019
However, Tendulkar’s statement did not go down too well with Arnab Goswami as he launched a scathing attack towards Tendulkar, who was conferred with the highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to the game. Goswami launched a hashtag #ShameOnAntiNationals and asked Sachin to ‘take his two points and put it in the dustbin.’
He even mocked the status of Sachin as ‘God of cricket’ among his fans and said:
“I don’t believe in any Gods. Sachin Tendulkar is 100 percent wrong. Sachin Tendulkar, if he has any sense, he should realise that he should be the first person to say that don’t play with Pakistan.”
Goswami’s comments, as expected, angered two panelists – political analyst Sudheendra Kulkarni and former AAP leader Ashutosh – as they stormed out of the show.
Kulkarni later took to Twitter to express his disgust on Goswami, writing:
“Tonight I walked out of @republic TV debate ‘cos #ArnabGoswami insinuated that people like me are anti-nationals. He insulted patriotic cricket legends like #SachinTendular & #SunilGavaskar. At a time when India needs to be united, he is practising “tukde tukde’line.”
Tonight I walked out of @republic TV debate ‘cos #ArnabGoswami insinuated that people like me are anti-nationals.
He insulted patriotic cricket legends like #SachinTendular & #SunilGavaskar.
At a time when India needs to be united, he is practising “tukde tukde” line.#Shamepic.twitter.com/yHvkcDv5Pu
— Sudheendra Kulkarni (@SudheenKulkarni) February 22, 2019
The fans, meanwhile, were quick to slam Goswami for his comment. Here are some of the reactions:
Everyone is anti-national ~ Arnab Goswami
— Bhavesh verma (@bhavesh_verma22) February 23, 2019
Arnab Goswami accused of going too far as angry fans slam controversial anchor for ‘insulting’ Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar – Janta Ka Reporter 2.0 https://t.co/TcaaSNmIHd
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) February 23, 2019
Who is Arnab Goswami? What has he done for the country that he dares to call The Great Sachin an anti-national?#ShameOnAntiNationals
— Prasan (@Prasan_IN) February 22, 2019
#arnabgoswami calling @sachin_rt an anti-national is itself an anti-national statement… You better stay away from INDIA’S PRIDE
— AYUSH (@ayush1027) February 23, 2019
Calling Sachin Anti National is itself Anti National thing.#ArnabGoswami
— Bunty (Chhatri wala) (@ssesarcasm) February 23, 2019
Who the hell is arnab goswami to call people anti nationals. He calls Sachin Tendulkar and gavaskar anti national. Whoa! An honorable senior walked outta his show today throwing the mic. Who is this dumbass arnab. What does he think of himself #arnabgoswami#republictv
Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has stated that this would be the last opportunity for India National Cricket Team to lock their World Cup squad. The upcoming ODI series against Australia is the last series for the Indian team before the World Cup. Subsequently, it would be the last chance for Virat Kohli and team management to test their bench strength.
India has covered almost all their bases and would like to give chances to the backup players. The likes of KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant have been included in the limited overs series and they will get their chances to throw their hat in the ring for the World Cup.
Dean Jones. (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
India has a potent side and the core of the side will remain the same. However, at the same time, it is imperative to have good bench strength in a big tournament like the World Cup.
On the other hand, Australia has 10 One Day Internationals before the quadrennial event. But, the injury woes of Steven Smith and David Warner has also hampered their return.
In his column for the Times of India, Jones wrote, “The big question is what do India and Australia want out of this T20 and ODI series? This is the last chance for India to finalize plans before the IPL and then there’s the World Cup. Australia, on the other hand, have 10 ODI matches before the World Cup, and sadly, Steve Smith and David Warner still have problems with their elbows and will not be able to play until about the fourth match against Pakistan next month.”
Meanwhile, Australia is not in the best of forms in the limited overs format. They have deeply missed the services of David Warner and Steven Smith. Australia will like to turn the tables in the upcoming series to get back their confidence. Jones believes there are still a lot of weak links in the Australian team.
Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
“Australia has more holes in this team at the moment than a fish net! What they need now are some calmness and stability. They’ve got to fix up the top end with the bat, particularly for the T20s. So that allows an opportunity for D’Arcy Short who has got to improve because he hasn’t played well in India before. Handscomb will get an opportunity to bat high along with Maxwell and Turner. Aaron Finch needs runs desperately,” Dean Jones added.
In fact, Jones believes Australia will not be able to win the series against India as the hosts are clearly the favourites. Furthermore, India will be playing in their own conditions. Meanwhile, Jones feels Australia need to get their reputation of world beaters back.
“Can Australia win this series? No, I don’t think they can. Like the Apollo 13, I’m trying to see how they can make it a successful mission. Australia need to get their reputation back of being world beaters, bring some fear back into the opposition. That’s what this tour is about for Australia!” Dean Jones concluded.
The first T20I between Australia and India will take place at Vizag on 24th February.