More trouble added to the Indian camp after the loss in first ODI

The Indian team players have been fined with 20 percent of their match fees as they have found guilty of maintaining slow over rate during the first ODI against Australia which was played at Sydney Cricket Ground.

ICC released their statement regarding this. They announced that the Indian team has been fined with 20 percent of their match fees as punishment for not maintaining the over rate well. If the team hasn’t bowled a certain number of overs within a time frame, they are charged with slow over rate fines as a punishment.


Many cricketers have said about this even earlier. Everyone feels that there should be some strict action for maintaining slow over rate other than just charging them a fine. It affects the momentum of the game and also the concentration of the individual.

Adam Zampa, who took 4 wickets in the first ODI also commented on this saying that he feels something needs to be done about this. He added that he doesn’t know the exact rules but something can be done and needs to be done as well.

Steve Smith who scored a match winning 100 in just 62 deliveries, also said that this was the longest he had ever felt while playing an ODI.

The Indian team lost the match while chasing a huge total of 375 which was possible due to valuable contributions of David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell. The main reason for this huge total was poor fielding on both sides. Zampa dropped Virat Kohli’s catch when he was on a single digit score. Although Kohli didn’t do much damage after that drop, Zampa said that it was the worst feeling to drop any catch. He said that it is tough to come back after a 14 day quarantine. He added that they do the practice of catching before the matches but the pressure of International cricket is very different.

The second ODI will be played on 29th November.