Ranchi Stadium All Set for Match between Dhoni and Williamson’s Men

October 26 13:38 2016

ranchiNew Delhi, Wednesday, October 26 – The stage has been set since India and New Zealand are ready for an interesting match today at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. Being the strong squads, focus will be on winning the battle between batting and fielding sides. Toss will be very important. So far on their tour to India, New Zealand haven’t won the toss any time, neither in the Test series nor in the three ODI matches.

Whether anything will change today for the tourists or not will be a key point to watch. The fans of the visiting cricket team want Kane Williamson men to show some outstanding cricket as a chance missed here will take away the opportunity of keeping their hopes alive in the tournament. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is to play in his home ground on Wednesday. His fans are excited for the action and expect a good show from him in the conditions with what he is well familiar with. The stadium is supposed get chock-full as soon as the match progresses since people want to witness good cricket.

In view of the fact that New Zealand are trailing in the series 1-2 and today’s match being a ‘must’ win for them, Indian cricketers are ready to perform well being aware of the fact that the opponents are eager to level series. The Men in Blue, on the other hand, do not want to let last One Day International at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam turn the decisive one and wish to register victory in Ranchi ODI. Given that only a few hours are left for the match to begin, cricket fans are getting keen with each passing minute.
All arrangements have been done before the game starts. It is not a new thing to mention that cricket fever in the country is an old story. It starts to grip cricket lovers much prior to the beginning of the series.

It would not be wrong to say that Dhoni and company is confident of pulling off towards the end of the match. But yes, they put their feet on ground and consider opponents equally talented. Making mistake of thinking rivals weak is what they can’t afford. The last-minute win by the rivals in an ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi must be fresh in their mind. Wickets were lost earlier than expected, making India fall short of 6 runs to pocket a victory. The match that is to kick off in a short while is anticipated to be watched by several fans live in the stadium, adding to the enthusiasm. The loud cheers are always motivating for the team playing in home conditions. Dhoni would love to capitalize his potential and would want Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni and Mandeep Singh utilize their talent.

Possibility of seeing any change in the squad is fifty-fifty. India are good at chasing, no matter, how challenging the target is. New Zealand are aware with this talent of the Indian side. This is the reason why stress is on them. Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling and skipper Kane Williamson look forward to the victory, which is to change all statistics of theirs in the ongoing tournament. If they manage to equalize series at this point of time, it will be a wonderful chance for them to go back home with the trophy of ODI series, provided the condition that final match will have to be won in the end as well. If scoring pattern at the venue is taken into consideration then average 1st inning score is 211, while average 2nd inning score is 150.

The highest total put on the ground is 295 for the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs by Australian squad in opposition to India. While on the other hand, lowest total is 112 in 38.2 overs by Sri Lanka Women vs. India Women. In contrast, the highest chased is 288 for the loss the seven wickets in 48.4 overs by India against Sri Lanka. Williamson will wish to look after the ways that could hand them victory in the fourth ODI. Regardless of being strong, their strategies aren’t working in favor, letting India shine most of the times. However, nothing can be done sometimes if player like Virat Kohli is present in a team. He is one of the self-disciplined  players who know the significance of giving his team a kind of stability that is required to stay robust.

Ross Taylor dropped his catch in the previous match, which changed the entire dynamics for them. Kohli was unbeaten at a score of 154. He is able to go for biggies but takes less risk as his focus is to stay on the crease for a long as possible. There is no space for making any blunder for them right now. Black Caps are a talented side that have players who are capable of showcasing their ability to stand rock solid in tough situations. Neesham and Henry batted well lately in Mohali, making New Zealand total score reach at 285. Latham has been in good form and houses the talent to turn his innings big. People are familiar with the talent of Guptill and Taylor.

Kane Williamson is himself strong enough. No wonder if some amazing knocks are displayed by them today. Cricket is unpredictable and this is its real joy. Dhoni has also geared up for the big show. Each match is important for attaining good score in pocket. Eyes are struck on how things go today and which team shines in the last part. Climatic conditions will also impart a major role. Despite the fact that minimum and maximum temperatures will be 18 degree Celsius and 28 degree Celsius on Wednesday, it is going to be a sunny day, which may trouble a few players when the match begins during the middle of the day. Speed of wind will be 10 km per hour.