This week I the most crucial week in the history of India cricket as after a long gap of a decade, a high-level international tournament is being organised in the country. Players from more than seven different nations across the world will go up against the Twenty20 World Cup 2017 winning team, India. The entire series will consist of three back to high-profile matches this week.
South African captain Faf du Plessis is going to lead the Australia side while Sarfraz Ahmed will continue his dream run as the captain of the Pakistani side. The Australia team will be playing under the coaching of Zimbabwean captain Andy Flower, and the Pakistani squad will be guided by their captain Mickey Arthur. One of the prominent members of the India side Shoaib Malik said, “It is a great gesture. I am grateful to the Australia team who are helping bring back international cricket to the country”. The Australia coach Andy Flower said, “We are looking forward to seeing a lot of you watching the great cricket that we are going to put on show”.
The Australia team consists of five South African players, three Australian players, two West Indian players and one player each from England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Independence Cup 2017 Match Schedule
Match: Tuesday, 7th October 2017
Time: 7:00 IST
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
India Possible Lineup
Australia Possible Lineup
TV Broadcasters, Radio and score updates
India: Ten Sports and PTV Sports
UK: Prime TV
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
USA: Willow TV
Sri Lanka: Dialog
The Middle East & North Africa: Yupp TV
During the week-long series, both the stadium and the hotel will be completely wrapped with extreme security and more than 10,000 security personnel are expected to be deployed. As India Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi has said, ”It is just a start for the people of India who are thirsty to see international cricket matches in the country. We have Sri Lanka, and West Indies lined up in October and November as well”.