A day of of Sunday, a must win game for India in probably the second biggest ODI tournament on the planet - and that too in our own country....
And if that's not all, It's India vs Australia. Can you tell me when was the last time Indian team beat Australia in an one day international? Well, that was almost three year ago - 18th January 2004 at Brisbane to be precise. Here's more.
I am sure consumption of electricity will be a little high on 29th of October, provided people have the right information. And that is why, I have found all the much needed information's for my fellow cricket lovers to enjoy this one dayer to it's extreme.
Agarkar and Yuvraj injured :
Yes. one suffered a fracture in his left elbow during India vs West Indies match and has been replaced by S Sreesanth. While Yuvraj Singh injured his knee during a practise session at Mohali and last decision will be taken only on Sunday. The chances of Yuvraj playing this last league match of ICC Champions trophy 2006 is very low but as Indian team has already got Dinesh Mongia and Mohammad Kaif in their squads - they are not asking for a replacement.
Catch India vs Australia live on :
Set Max, Sab Tv and Doordarshan if you are in India (read more), Directv and Echostar if you are in USA, Set Max if you are in Singapore or Malaysia and "Fox International" if you are in Middle East countries like UAE. And if that's not enough, leave you country for me and I'll tell you your the channel.
Aishwarya Rai in Extraaa Innings :
Hrithik Roshan has been there, so has Abhishek Bachchan and now on India vs Australia match, Extraaa innings (the pre match program on Channel Set Max) will be bringing you Aishwarya Rai - talking about her upcoming film Dhoom 2 and may be a little about cricket as well.
Second innings to start at 1830hrs ;
This timing for ICC champions trophy matches has been 1430hrs for the first innings and 1845hrs for the second innings, but due to "dew factor", its been decided that the lunch interval will be of just 30 mins and thus, second innings will be starting at 1830hrs IST.
More information here.
No sweets for Team India :
This came to be a pleasing surprise to me when I saw an exclusive report on Sportscenter on ESPN that Indian cricketers were not given any sweets on the day they lost to West Indies.
The orders from Indian management was that anything sweet or milk-shakes should be given to Indian cricketers only when they come back winning the match.....
So now the question remains - Will they taste the sweets on sunday?