PSL 2018 Final set to take place at National Stadium Karachi

National Stadium in Karachi is set to host Pakistan Super League 2018 Final. 2 top teams from the playoffs round will face-off in the tournament finale on 25th March 2018. People of Karachi will witness the first match of PSL in the seaside city. It will be the first taste of T20 league match for the metropolitan city called as the “City of lights”. Atmosphere will be all different from UAE, once PSL showcases on the most populous city of Pakistan. PSL Season 3 is going on in full swing in United Arab Emirates.


Lahore has hosted PSL 2017 Final last year. Second most populous city of Pakistan is staging two matches of the playoff round. Pakistan Super League is one of the highly competitive T20 cricket tournaments in the world. Third edition of the PSL is no exception. PSL 2018 is all abuzz with startling debut by Multan Sultans, 6th franchise making first appearance in the league.

Mahmudullah leads Bangladesh as Shakib misses Nidahas Trophy

Bangladesh will be led by Mahmudullah in the Nidahas Trophy 2018. Shakib Al Hasan who is suffering from finger injury was originally announced as captain for the Twenty20 International series to be held in Sri Lanka. Bangladesh Cricket was hoping that Shakib will recover to play in one or two matches. His injury has not healed properly so Shakib is sidelined. India is the third team participating in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. All matches of the tri-nation T20I tri-series will be played at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Nidahas Trophy 2018 will celebrate 70th year of Sri Lankan independence.

Nidahas Trophy 2018 Tri-Series

Bangladesh Cricket had selected a 16 member squad for 2018 Nidahas Trophy last week. Mehidy Hasan Miraz was included as cover for Shakib Al Hasan. His healing till that point was not encouraging. Shakib also consulted two orthopedists in Bangkok to get further insight into his injury rehabilitation. It now looks like that his recovery will take longer than expected. Shakib injured the little finger on his left hand during final of the ODI tri-series. Injury sidelined Shakib from the Test and T20 series against Sri Lanka in February 2018. Shakib also missed the third edition of the Pakistan Super League. Mahmudullah Riyad will continue to skipper the Bangladesh T20 team in his absence. Mahmudullah had captained Bangladesh recently in the T20 series against Sri Lanka.

Liton Das has shown good form in the Bangladesh domestic List-A competition. He has made 386 runs in five innings, including two centuries. Liton hit 261 runs in 12 innings at a strike-rate of 124.88 in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) last year. Liton Das is the third wicket-keeper in the Bangladesh squad, apart from Mushfiqur Rahim and Nurul Hasan. Bangladesh will look to benefit from his batting form against good bowling attacks of Sri Lanka and India in the Nidahas Trophy 2018.

Bangladesh squad for 2018 Nidahas Trophy:
Mahmudullah (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das

Dinesh Chandimal to skipper Sri Lanka in 2018 Nidahas Trophy

Sri Lanka have announced the 15 member squad for Nidahas Trophy 2018. Dinesh Chandimal will lead islanders in 2018 Nidahas Trophy. Fast bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep are back after healing injuries. Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella is left out in favour of batsman Dhananjaya de Silva. India and Bangladesh are the other two teams participating in the tri-nation T20I series hosted by Sri Lanka. Nidahas Trophy 2018 will celebrate 70th year of Lankan independence. 2018 Nidahas Trophy will be played from 6th to 18th March 2018. Designated venue for all matches of Nidahas Trophy 2018 is R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Nidahas Trophy T20I

Sri Lanka have kept the majority of their batsmen from the recently won 2-0 Bangladesh T20I series. Kusal Mendis will likely again open the batting. Opener Kusal Perera is also back in the squad. There will be competition for the top spots in the Sri Lankan batting unit. Experienced batsman Upul Tharanga and rookie batter Danushka Gunathilaka will also eye places in the top order. Selection of Dhananjaya de Silva is surprising, given his mixed performances in past T20Is. He was in good form in the Test series against Bangladesh though. He has shown good touch in Sri Lanka’s club-based T20 tournament recently. Injury has sidelined regular Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews. Asela Gunaratne and Shehan Madushanka were also unavailable due to injury.

Return of Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep means that Sri Lanka will have a strong bowling attack in 2018 Nidahas Trophy. Lakmal and Pradeep will provide control and reliability. Dushmantha Chameera is a faster and more attacking option. Left-arm pacer Isuru Udana is also in the squad. Sri Lanka have named two specialist spinners Akila Dananjaya and Amila Aponso. Leg-spinning all-rounder Jeevan Mendis is also included in the squad. Leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay who played T20 series in Bangladesh is also left out.

Sri Lanka squad for 2018 Nidahas Trophy:
Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Dananjaya de Silva

Bangladesh name strong squad for Nidahas Trophy 2018

Bangladesh have selected a powerful squad for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. Mahmudullah is appointed captain for tri-nation twenty20 series organized by Sri Lanka. Nidahas Trophy 2018 will celebrate the 70th year of Sri Lankan independence. India will be the third team participating in the T20I tri-series set to take place from 6th to 18th March 2018. Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium will host all matches of Nidahas Trophy, the tri-nation T20I series. Shakib Al Hasan who is suffering from finger injury was originally designated skipper for the series. Bangladesh Cricket had hoped that if Shakib could recover fully then he may play in one or two matches. As his healing was slow so Mahmudullah is handed over the reigns of Bangladesh squad. Liton Das is announced as replacement for Shakib in 16 member squad.

2018 Nidahas Trophy

Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and off-spinner Mehidy Hasan have returned to the Bangladesh side for 2018 Nidahas Trophy. Imrul Kayes is roped in as third opener due to experience in Test cricket despite bad average in T20I career. Middle order batsman Sabbir Rahman is included regardless of recent bad run in international matches. Chief selector Minhajul Abedin expressed that Taskin is selected on Shakib’s call as he insisted on including an out-and-out fast bowler due to conditions at R Premadasa Stadium. Minhajul justified the inclusion of Imrul and Sabbir owing to experience.

Several changes are made to the squad that was defeated by Sri Lanka in February 2018. Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Mahedi Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin are left out. Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said the decision to try out youngsters was in line with preparing a strong group for the next World T20. Bangladesh selection committee wants to develop a strong pool of players for the 2020 T20 World Cup. It is giving youngsters a chance to identify and groom that core group.

Bangladesh squad for Nidahas Trophy 2018:
Mahmudullah (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das

Rohit Sharma led India squad tests fresh faces in 2018 Nidahas Trophy

India have named a new look 15 member squad led by Rohit Sharma for 2018 Nidahas Trophy. Shikhar Dhawan is appointed as vice captain for the upcoming T20 International tri series. Nidahas Trophy 2018 is set to be held in Sri Lanka from 6th to 18th March 2018. Bangladesh is the third participating team in the tri-nation Twenty20 series. Regular skipper Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and main bowlers are rested considering workload and upcoming schedule. 2018 Nidahas Trophy will celebrate the 70th year of the independence of Sri Lanka. Venue for all matches will be the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Nidahas Trophy 2018

India squad for Nidahas Trophy 2018 is announced by the All-India Senior Selection Committee by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 25th February 2018. New inclusions in the touring side include all-rounders Vijay Shankar and Washington Sundar. Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and batsman Deepak Hooda are also part of the squad. Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj is also rewarded with inclusion in team for his good bowling performance in domestic season.

Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad said: “We’ve kept in mind the workload and upcoming schedule while finalizing the team for Nidahas Trophy. The high-performance team has suggested that adequate rest should be given to our fast bowlers to help improve athletic performance, maximize rest and prevent injury. MS Dhoni was not available for selection as he had requested for rest.”

India have given rest to regular fast bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Continuously performing all-rounder Hardik Pandya is also given much needed break. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav is also rested to heal himself properly. Kuldeep did miss the three Twenty20 International matches against South Africa recently. Some rested players had heavy workload in South Africa, first tour of a long away Indian season. Hardik Pandya took part in every game on the tour. Regular skipper Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah both missed just one T20I each.

India Squad for 2018 Nidahas Trophy:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (Vice-Captain), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj, Rishabh Pant (wk)

Sri Lanka hosts India and Bangladesh for Nidahas Trophy 2018

Sri Lanka will host India and Bangladesh for 2018 Nidahas Trophy, a T20 International tri series. It is an upcoming cricket tournament set to take place in Sri Lanka from 6th to 18th March 2018. Nidahas Trophy 2018 is being contested by the three Cricket playing nations in South Asia to commemorate the 70th year of independence of Sri Lanka. Each team will face each other twice, with two top teams advancing to the final. All the matches will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.


Nidahas Trophy 2018 is a tri-nation series involving Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. Sri Lanka Cricket had announced the series in March 2017. Fixtures and venue for the series were revealed in November 2017. Sri Lanka Cricket had expressed in a new release that the matches would be played as Twenty20 International fixtures. All three teams will play four matches each. Two teams topping the points table will proceed to the final.

2018 Nidahas Trophy will start with a match between hosts Sri Lanka and India on 6th March 2018. Bangladesh will face India in second fixture on 8th March 2018. Sri Lanka will clash with Bangladesh in third match-up on 10th March 2018. India will challenge hosts Sri Lanka in fourth fixture on 12th March 2018. Bangladesh will take on mighty India in 5th match on 14th March 2018. Sri Lanka will fight with emerging Cricket nation Bangladesh in 6th fixture on 16th March 2018. Final of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 will be contested between two top teams on 18th March 2018.

2018 Nidahas Trophy

Dinesh Chandimal will be the captain of 15 member squad of hosts Sri Lanka in Nidahas Trophy 2018. The regular Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews is sidelined due to injury. India will be led by Rohit Sharma while Shikhar Dhawan will be his deputy. Selection Committee by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have chosen a relative new look Indian squad. Permanent captain Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and regular bowlers have been rested to tackle workload and upcoming schedule. Shakib Al Hasan will be the skipper of 16 man Bangladesh squad. His side may suffer as Shakib may miss some matches owing to finger injury. Mashrafe Mortaza has not shown any interest despite the request by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan to reconsider T20 retirement.

Serbia Football team is qualified for the World Cup and Hopeful for Success

Following the suspension of Serbia and Montenegro, Serbia has played as a sovereign nation since 2006.

Possibly the team’s greatest success could be defined as the 1–0 win over Germany at the 2010 World Cup, a fight which finally led to the team’s elimination in the group stage.

Iceland Football team is invigorated for their upcoming challenges in World Cup 2018

The team has relished success in the second half of the 2010. In the qualifying rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Iceland grasped the playoffs before down to Croatia.
Iceland got its first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016, after a qualification fight which included home and away wins over the Netherlands. In doing so, they became the least ever nation to qualify for a main tournament.

After proceeding to the knockout stages of Euro 2016, Iceland conquered England in the Round of 16, proceeding to the quarter-finals, where they lost to France 5–2.

Egypt Football team will perform astoundingly in World Cup 2018

Egypt is the most effective national team in Africa, having won the Africa Cup of Nations on a record seven instances: the initial edition in 1957 and on home soil in 1959, as well as the 1986 edition, Burkina Faso in 1998, 2006, Ghana in 2008 and Angola in 2010 edition.

In spite of their central record, Egypt has so far made only two entrances in the World Cup, waning to victory a game on both instances. The Egypt national team was the first African and Middle Eastern team to succeed for the World Cup.

Egypt has also been as high as ninth in the FIFA World Rankings, making the team one of only three African national teams to enter the world’s top ten.

Football fanatics can absorb thrilling matches of Poland Football team in Fifa 2018

Poland first capable for the UEFA European Championship in 2008. They also qualified inevitably for Euro 2012 by virtue of being joint hosts together with Ukraine.
They finished bottom of their group on both occasions. Their first victory in the Euros was on 12 June 2016 in a group stage match of Euro 2016 against Northern Ireland. Poland grasped the quarterfinals, the team’s best result.

Poland is presently ranked at 6th in the world, one position below their all-time high from August 2017.