India's Tour to West Indies 2017 - Walk in the park for India?

India vs West Indies 2017 Preview

India, a much stronger outfit on paper tours to West Indies to face a second string team. A team that struggled against Afghanistan. India were the runners-up in the recently concluded Champions trophy. Will West Indies as a cricket team be of any match to India is something we have to see. Ultimately cricket fans expect some competitive cricket. So let's expect Jason Holder and his men to put up some fight and make India's journey a bit difficult.

Watch India vs West Indies 2017 Live Streaming

One can watch India vs West Indies 2017 cricket series live streaming and telecast on Ten Sports. The telecast would be available in live English and Hindi commentary.

Schedule:
Team would lock horns in five ODI and a T20 International match. The fixtures are mentioned below:
June 23, Friday: West Indies vs India, 1st ODI, Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 6:30pm IST
June 25, Sunday: West Indies vs India, 2nd ODI, Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 6:30pm IST 
June 30, Friday: West Indies vs India, 3rd ODI, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua, 6:30 pm IST 
July 02, Sunday: West Indies vs India, 4th ODI, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua 6:30 pm IST
July 06, Thursday: West Indies vs India, 5th ODI, Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, 7:30 pm IST 
July 09, Sunday: West Indies vs India, Only T20I, Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica 9pm IST

Squads:
INDIA: Virat Kohli(C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav.

WEST INDIES (for the first two ODIs): Jason Holder (C), Devendra Bishoo, Jason Mohammad, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams.

This is an opportunity for youngsters in the Indian squad to prove their mettle. Also a chance for team India to register some comprehensive victories and dust off the memories of embarrassing loss in the Champions Trophy final. For West Indies, a lovely opportunity to create some upsets and climb up the ODI rankings.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Streaming on HotStar

One of the most anticipate cricket event is here. After ICC ODI World Cup and ICC T20 World Cup, this is certainly the most popular ICC event. Back in 1998, this tournament kicked off with a knock out format. South Africa, under Hansie Cronje emerged as winners in Bangladesh. Since then, the tournament has traveled alot and seen some fine cricket performances. The eight edition of this tournament begins in England from 1st June 2017. Eight teams will battle it out to clinch the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

HotStar has been one of the favourite destinations for cricket fans to check live scores and streaming videos. ICC Champions trophy 2017 live streaming will be available on HotStar. For those who wish to enjoy live action on TV, tune into Star Sports HD TV network with live Hindi and English commentary.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Groups

Group A - Australia, England, New Zealand, Bangladesh
Group B - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Schedule

June 1 - England v Bangladesh, London, 3 -00 PM IST (Group A)
June 2 - Australia v New Zealand, Birmingham, 3 -00 PM IST (Group A)
June 3 - Sri Lanka v South Africa, London, 3 -00 PM IST (Group B)
June 4 - India v Pakistan, Birmingham, 3 -00 PM IST (Group B)
June 5 - Australia v Bangladesh, London, 6 -00 PM IST (Group A)
June 6 - England v New Zealand, Cardiff, 3 -00 PM IST (Group A)
June 7 - Pakistan v South Africa, Birmingham, 6 -00 PM IST (Group B)
June 8 - India v Sri Lanka, London, 3 -00 PM IST (Group B)
June 9 - New Zealand v Bangladesh, Cardiff, 3 -00 PM IST (Group A)
June 10 - England v Australia, Birmingham, 3 -00 PM IST (Group A)
June 11 - India v South Africa, London, 3 -00 PM IST (Group B)
June 12 - Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Cardiff, 3 -00 PM IST (Group B)
June 14 - First Semi-final, Cardiff, 3 -00 PM IST
June 15 - Second Semi-Final, Birmingham, 3 -00 PM IST
June 18 - FINAL, London, 3 -00 PM IST

And for those who like a walk in the past, here is a list of Champions Trophy winners so far!

1998 - South Africa
2000 - New Zealand
2002 - India and Sri Lanka joint winners
2004 - West Indies
2006 - Australia
2009 - Australia
2013 - India

Indian cricket fans would have some special memories of this tournament. A loss in the finals of 2000 edition followed by rain affected finals in 2002. And then came a clear victory in 2013 against England in England. It happened under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and now it would be Virat Kohli who takes the charge for team India.

The main event for this tournament still happens to be India vs Pakistan match on 4th June at Birmingham. Tune into Star Sports and HotStar for all the action live!

IPL 2017 Live Streaming and Schedule

IPL 2017 Live Streaming and Schedule

After a long home season full of test cricket, T20 fans would be eagerly waiting for this. And here it comes. The biggest cricket extravaganza. Probably, bigger than World Cups in India! It's time for Indian Premier League 2017. Vivo IPL 2017 kicks off in style from 5th April. Nothing to wonder if cricket fans would be glued to the screens every single day starting from 5th April, watching cricket and just cricket. This time it should be bigger than ever. This is the tenth edition of IPL! The jingle on TV 'Yeh Dus Saal Aapke Naam' describes it well.

IPL 2017 Live Streaming HotStar

HotStar will bring live streaming of IPL 2017 to your mobile! It's certainly not possible for you to be on your desktop watching live streaming all the time. With two matches almost every day you need to make optimum use of your mobile to stay updated with IPL 2017 live scores, streaming and videos. HotStar live cricket match app comes in handy. Enjoy live streaming in Hindi and English commentary. Once you are home, you can tune into Sony Six and Sony Max HD channels for live telecast of IPL 2017 matches.

Here is the full schedule of IPL 2017:-

Total 60 matches to be played over a span of 57 days. Please check the IPL 2017 schedule below.

Match 1: SRH vs RCB, April 5 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 2: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians, April 6 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 3: Gujarat Lions vs KKR, April 7 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 4: Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiant, April 8 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 5: RCB vs Delhi Daredevils, April 8 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 6: SRH vs Gujarat Lions, April 9 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 7: Mumbai Indians vs KKR, April 9 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 8: Kings XI Punjab vs RCB, April 10 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 9: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Delhi Daredevils, April 11 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 10: Mumbai Indians vs SRH, April 12 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 11: KKR vs Kings XI Punjab, April 13 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 12: RCB vs Mumbai Indians, April 14 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 13: Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant, April 14 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 14: KKR vs SRH, April 15 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 15: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab, April 15 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 16: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions, April 16 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 17: RCB vs Rising Pune Supergiant, April 16 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 18: Delhi Daredevils vs KKR, April 17 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 19: SRH vs Kings XI Punjab, April 17 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 20: Gujarat Lions vs RCB, April 18 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 21: SRH vs Delhi Daredevils, April 19 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 22: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, April 20 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 23: KKR vs Gujarat Lions, April 21 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 24: Rising Pune Supergiant vs SRH, April 22 2017, 4:00 PM IST*
Match 25: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, April 22 2017, 8:00 PM IST*
Match 26: Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab, April 23 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 27: KKR vs RCB, April 23 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 28: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant, April 24 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 29: RCB vs SRH, April 25 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 30: Rising Pune Supergiant vs KKR, April 26 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 31: RCB vs Gujarat Lions, April 27 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 32: KKR vs Delhi Daredevils, April 28 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 33: Kings XI Punjab vs SRH, April 28 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 34: Rising Pune Supergiant vs RCB, April 29 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 35: Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, April 29 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 36: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils, April 30 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 37: SRH vs KKR, April 30 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 38: Mumbai Indians vs RCB, May 1 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 39: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Gujarat Lion, May 1 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 40: Delhi Daredevils vs SRH, May 2 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 41: KKR vs Rising Pune Supergiant, May 3 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 42: Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions, May 4 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 43: RCB vs Kings XI Punjab, May 5 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 44: SRH vs Rising Pune Supergiant, May 6 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 45: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, May 6 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 46: RCB vs KKR, May 7 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 47: Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions, May 7 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 48: SRH vs Mumbai Indians, May 8 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 49: Kings XI Punjab vs KKR, May 9 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 50: Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils, May 10 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 51: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, May 11 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 52: Delhi Daredevlis vs Rising Pune Super Giant, May 12 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 53: Gujarat Lions vs SRH, May 13 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 54: KKR vs Mumbai Indians, May 13 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Match 55: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kings XI Punjab, May 14 2017, 4:00 PM IST
Match 56: Delhi Daredevils vs RCB, May 15 2017, 8:00 PM IST
1st Qualifier: May 16 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Eliminator: May 17 2017, 8:00 PM IST
2nd Qualifier: May 19 2017, 8:00 PM IST
Final: May 21 2017, 8:00 PM IST

Yes, we know there has been several news about star players being injured or being late entrants into this IPL. But we shouldn't forget this gives a bright opportunity for youngsters to make a mark. And IPL has a great history of presenting a platform to new faces.

Where should I buy IPL 2017 tickets?
This is a certain question in the minds of several cricket fans. For your convenience, here is a full list of official sites for IPL tickets.

Sunrisers Hyderabad - eventsnow.com
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions - ticketgenie.in
Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Rising Pune Supergiant - bookmyshow.com

Some interesting stats from IPL history:
Cricket fans not only love to enjoy live cricket matches, but they love to check records and interesting stats. We have tried to list down some important ones below:

Highest runs - Virat Kohli with 4110 runs in 139 matches
Highest total - 263 runs for 5 by RCB against Pune Warriors at Bengaluru
Lowest total - 58 runs by Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Most sixes - 251 sixes by Chris Gayle in 92 matches
Most wickets - 143 wickets by Lasith Malinga 
Most sixes in an innings - Chris Gayle with 17 sixes against Pune Warriors
Best bowling figures in an innings - Sohail Tanvir six wickets giving away just 14 runs against CSK
Most matches - Suresh Raina 147 matches

Eight teams, once again; would battle it out for the T20 supremacy in this Indian Premier League. Catch every single action live on HotStar, Sony Six and Sony Max

India vs Australia 2017 Test Series Live Streaming on HotStar

India vs Australia 2017 Test Cricket Series Preview

Steve Smith and company has arrived and they are all pumped up to face the number one test team in the world - India. What a dream run this has been for India so far! The team has performed exceptionally well under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Not only the team is on a great winning streak, the captain himself is at the best of his forms. Similarly Australia's Smith is riding high on good form and would love to make a mark with his team in India.

India vs Australia Test Match Live Streaming HotStar

HotStar and Star Sports would provide live action from the Border Gavaskar Trophy, India vs Australia test series. Enjoy live cricket streaming on the go with HotStar app. Live telecast with Hindi and English commentary will be available on Star Sports HD channels.
Schedule:

Date
India vs Australia
Venue
17 to 19 Feb 2017
Warm Up Match
Mumbai
23 to 27 Feb 2017
1st Test
Pune
4 to 8 Mar 2017
2nd Test
Bengaluru
16 to 20 Mar 2017
3rd Test
Ranchi
25 to 29 Mar 2019
4th Test
Dharamsala
India A vs Australia warm up match will be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The first test begins from 23rd February. The last match will be played at Dharamsala from 25th March 2017.

Squads:
India - Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, Ishant Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya.

Australia - Steve Smith (Captain), David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Steve O'Keefe, Matthew Renshaw and Mitchell Swepson.

Head to Head:
Out of the 90 test matches played so far between these two teams, Australia have won 40 and lost 24 to India. 25 matches have ended in draw and one tied. 

Last 12 matches - India and Australia have both won six matches each and notably all were home wins. So this indicates tough changes for Australia.

Spin is a big challenge here in India and looking at the batting strength of India, Australia faces an uphill task of beating India. Nevertheless, Australia can anytime be termed as the toughest opponents in all forms of cricket. So even India doesn't have an easy path ahead.

An exciting series awaits us. Enjoy every second on HotStar and Star Sports.

India vs Bangladesh Test Match 2017 Live Streaming on HotStar

Preview - India vs Bangladesh 2017 Test Match

England's long tour to India concludes with all success to India. Cricket fans enjoyed limited overs matches and now its time for the original form of cricket. India plays a test match against Bangladesh at Hyderabad before they face Australia for another long test series. Riding high on success, India are certainly favourites against minnows Bangladesh. 

India vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Streaming on HotStar
Live cricket streaming of India vs Bangladesh test match will be available on HotStar. Star Sports will provide live telecast on TV with live English and Hindi commentary.

Team Squads:
Indian squad:-
Virat Kohli (capt), Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund and Hardik Pandya.

Bangladesh squad:-
Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Subashis Roy, Taijul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Liton Das (wk), Mominul Haque, Shafiul Islam and Mosaddek Hossain.

This is a battle of unequals where Bangladesh is still finding feet in test arena. Especially against India they have never won a test match. Out of the eight matches, they have lost seven. They managed to draw the last match they played against India.

The only thing that goes in their favour is their good performances back home in limited overs against various teams. Although test match is completely a different ball game, they can carry forward some confidence from limited version of the game to test cricket.

Rahane is set to return. Kohli and Kumble have taken a tough decision of resting Nair who scored a triple ton against England. They had to give Rahane an opportunity who was out due to injury. Bangladesh will face a daunting task of bowling out the strong Indian batting line up. At the same time they have an uphill task of countering Ashwin and Jadeja.

Don't forget, the India vs Bangladesh match live streaming begins from 9.30am IST. And a bigger series follows. India vs Australia live streaming will also be available on HotStar and Star Sports from 23rd February.