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MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipper

MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipper

  • Dec 24, 2019
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While MS Dhoni has been named the captain of Cricket Australia's ODI team of the decade, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also find spots in the 11-man side.The World Cup-winning Indian star, MS Dhoni, has been appointed as the captain of the ODI team for the contract brought together by Cricket Australia. 3 Indians are part of a 11-man team, which includes some of the best players of the days in 2010.MS Dhoni, who led India to the glory of the World Cup in 2011, also handles wicketkeeping on the CA ODI team.In addition to MS Dhoni, Indian captain, Virat Kohli, and opener Rohit Sharma also find a place in the contract team. Rohit and Hashem will open in the CA's team, and Kohli, as usual, comes up at the third place.Journalist Martin Smith, who brought together this year's ODI team, told Cricket Australia that MS Dhoni was the dominant force in the "golden period" of cricket in limited-overs in India.“MS Dhoni’s contribution with the bat was reduced during the last part of the decade, but it was a dominant force in a golden period in the one-day aspect in India. Having secured his greatness by pushing his nation to the glory of the World Cup back home in 2011, he became Ultimate finisher with the bat, "Smith writes for cricket.com.au.Martin Smith also addresses Virat Kohli as "the best one-day batsman" of the decade.The ODI team of the decade compiled by Cricket AustraliaMS Dhoni (c & wk), Rohit Sharma, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shakib Al Hasan, Jos Buttler, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Lasith Malinga.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is the only Indian cricketer to have found a place on the Cricket Australia test team in the decade. Captain of India was also named as the skipper of the team."The once self-described brat has also evolved into one of the game's most respected figures, recently speaking out about mental health and ushering in a new standard of fitness within his country's cricket ranks," Adam Burnett who has compiled the Test team of the decade wrote for cricket.com.au.Interestingly, AB de Villiers has been appointed as the team's wicketkeeper of the team, and Virat Kohli's batting position is ranked No. 5 after Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, and Steve Smith.Cricket Australia's Test team of the decade: Virat Kohli (c), Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Ab de Villiers (wk), Ben Stokes, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, Nathan Lyon, James Anderson.HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli only Indian in CA's Test team of the decadeMS Dhoni named captain of CA's ODI team of the decadeRohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also part of CA's ODI team of the decadeRead More: IPL 2020 Auction: The five most expensive players

Australia tour of India, 2020 schedule, team player,live scores

Australia tour of India, 2020 schedule, team player,live scores

  • Jan 06, 2020
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Australia is going to play 3 ODIs with India starting from 14th January 2020. Aaron Finch will be leading the Australian squad against India in the Year 2020. The all-rounder D-Arcy Short will be replacing the fast bowler Sean Abbott because of his side strain he got during the Big Bash League match for the Sidney Sixers on Friday. Trevor Hohns, the Australian selector said in a statement, "It is unfortunate for Sean who is an important part of our white-ball squad plans leading into the ICC T20 World Cup and the (2023 50-over) World Cup."This year, Australia will be the host of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. It is for the first time in the tournament's history that Australia will host the T20. The Australia squad for India ODIs will include Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (vc), Pat Cummins (vc), Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Kane Richardson, D'Arcy Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, David Warner, and Adam Zampa. The 15 man squad will be led by Aaron Finch. On the other hand, the India squad will include Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, and Ravindra Jadeja. The squad will be led by Virat Kohli.The Australia Tour of India 2020 Schedule INDIA vs AUSTRALIAMatch: 1st ODILocation: Wankhede Stadium, MumbaiDate: Jan 14 2020, TuesdayTiming: 14:00 (IST) | 08:30 (GMT) INDIA vs AUSTRALIAMatch: 2nd ODILocation: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, RajkotDate: Jan 17 2020, FridayTiming: 14:00 (IST) | 08:30 (GMT INDIA vs AUSTRALIAMatch: 3rd ODILocation: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, BengaluruDate: Jan 19 2020, SundayTiming: 14:00 (IST) | 08:30 (GMT)Read More: Check out the list of the Top Sporting events happening all around the World in the year 2020

Australian Open 2020

Australian Open 2020: Australian Open Schedule, Score, Results

  • Jan 08, 2020
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The Australia Open is a tennis tournament held every year at the end of the month of January. It is held in Melbourne, Australia. It is the first event out of the four Grand Slam tennis events that are held annually. It precedes the French Open, Wimbledon, and even the US Open. The events held are featuring men's and women's singles; men's, women's, and mixed doubles; junior's championships; and wheelchair, legends, as well as the exhibition events.The 2020 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament. It will start from 20th January 2020 till 2nd February 2020. The 2020 Australian Open is going to be the 108th edition of the Australian Open. The main sponsor of the tennis tournament even in previous years is Kia.Before the year 1988, the players used to play tennis on the grass courts. After since the game was played on two different types of hard court surfaces that were being used at the Melbourne Park. A green-colored Rebound Ace was used up to the year 2007 and ever since Blue Plexicushion is used. Also, this tournament is going to be the first edition that will be using GreenSet. GreenSet is a type of hard surface used in the courts. The Australian Open is going to be played on the hard courts. It will be played across a series of 25 courts, and the main show courts including Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and the Margaret Court Arena. 1573 Arena that was earlier a "show court two" but has now been upgraded to the main show court.The Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event held in the Southern Hemisphere. In the year 2019, the grand slam event had been attended by more than 7 lakh people from all over the world. An interesting fact of the Tournament is that the names of the winners will be inscribed on the Trophy cups.The previous winners of the Tournament include the following:  Naomi Osaka: The winner of the Women's singles in 2019  Novac Djokovic: The winner of the Men's singles in 2019  Nicolas Mahut: Part of the Men's doubles team who won in the year 2019  Pierre-Hugues Herbert: Part of the Men's doubles team who won in the year 2019  Samantha Stosur: Part of the Women's doubles team who won in the year 2019  Zhang Shuai: Part of the Women's doubles team who won in the year 2019  Barbora Krejíková: Part of the mixed doubles team who won in the year 2019  Rajeev Ram: Part of the mixed doubles team that won in the year 2019.The Australian Open is held at the Melbourne Park. It is located in the campus of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct. As of now, the complex has three courts with a retractable roof, that makes it possible for the matches to continue during the conditions of rain or extreme heat. The Tennis tournaments can at times be completely unpredictable and unavoidable, hence the schedule may change accordingly.The Junior matches that will be held on the outside courts will start from Saturday 25 January. The Singles events quarterfinal matches are going to be scheduled on Tuesday 28 January and Wednesday 29 January 2020. Sony will be providing the live coverage of the Australian Open 2020 in both English and Hindi, with the OTT platform SonyLiv so as to live stream the action from all the 16 match courts in Melbourne, Australia where the tournament is taking place from 20th January till 2nd February 2020.The tickets of the 2020 Australian Open are available here: https://ausopen.com/ticketsRead More: Check the list of the Top Sporting events in the year 2020

Australia tour of India 2020 1st ODI IND vs AUS Match Prediction Who Will Win Today

Australia tour of India 2020 1st ODI IND vs AUS Match Prediction Who Will Win Today

  • Jan 14, 2020
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The first ODI of the Australian tour of India, 2020, will see the clash between India and Australia at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Read on to discover the Australia tour undertaken by India 2020 ODI IND vs AUS Match prediction.The fracture competition is as follows, as the game's heavy heaviness will collide in the 3-ODI series. This series may seem out of context since the focus these days is on the other two game formats due to the next World Championships and ICC World T20 tournaments. But because it is India versus Australia, there will not be any decrease in density. Prepare for three interesting battles in 3 well-known places to produce friendly pitches. Therefore, there are many races assigned to both teams.Both teams have enjoyed great success recently. India were the dominant home team in all three shapes after the World Cup. Australia, on the other hand, prevailed in home cricket. Modern history says these teams have won the ODI away from home against each other. While India beat Australia 2-1 last year, the Australians returned in their favor by winning 3-2 in India before the World Cup. The Australian team looks stronger now because of the return of David Warner and Steve Smith. India is also driven by the return of the Gaspet Pomeranian. It is difficult to say who has the advantage at the moment, but one thing is for sure: 3 great matches for equal teams will be. Find out who will win the match predictions in the first ODI today between IND and AUSHere is our IND vs AUS 1st ODI PredictionCase 1: If India bats firstFirst Innings score prediction: India will score 320-330Result prediction: Australia will win the match by 4 wicketsCase 2: If Australia bats firstFirst Innings score prediction: Australia will score 310-320Result prediction: India will win the match by 5 wicketsIND vs AUS 1st ODI Match Prediction: The Wankhede Stadium is a very tough ground to defend totals. So, the team that wins the toss, would prefer bowling first. Also, the dew factor might come into play which would make batting easier in the second half.IND vs AUS Predicted XIsIndia Predicted XI:Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (VC), K. L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed ShamiAustralia Predicted XI:David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Kane RichardsonIND vs AUS head to head in ODIsIND vs AUS Total Matches: 137India Won:50Australia Won: 77Tied: 0No Result: 0 Read More: Australia tour of India, 2020 schedule, team player,live scores

Australian Open: Sofia Kenin stuns World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty to reach final

Australian Open: Sofia Kenin stuns World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty to reach final

  • Jan 30, 2020
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MELBOURNE: The 14th American wrestler, Sophia Kenin, ranked first in the world and local hope Ashley Barty surprised her to reach her first grand slam final in the Australian Open on Thursday.Kenin will play either fourth seed in Romania, Simona Halep, or against Garbin Moguruza, who was not sown, in the final match on Saturday after his surprising victory 7-6 (6/8), 7-5."She is a very powerful player, she is really amazing. She realized that she really had to find a way to win," said Kenin, 21, who was born in Moscow and who sounded surprised soon after."I am unable to speak, and I honestly cannot believe this. I have dreamed of this moment since I was five years old.""I worked very hard to get here," added Kenin. "I really had to fight here. There is a reason why it is number one."Kenin, the last American to leave in Sweltering Melbourne, where the game was suspended on the outside court when temperatures reached 38 ° C (100.4 ° F), was the party popper once more.She had already finished the 15-year-old Coco Gauff novel race in the fourth round with an aggressive playing style that has become her trademark for the past two weeks.She was at it  again when temperatures soared in the yard at pro-Barty Rod Laver ArenaBoth players retreated in the shade on the court whenever possible.Kenin, who made a breakthrough in 2019 and won his first three ATP Championships titles, was playing the first semifinals of the Grand Slam tournament, and this was the first time that Barthy had been in the last four in Melbourne.But if the locals hoped Kenin to be cowed by the occasion, her best-rated opponent, the French Open champion, was wrong.Barty and Kennin, dressed in identical green tops and blue skirts, went in the first set for the serve , although Australian felt more comfortable doing this.Once again, there was little between them in the playoff, until Barty launched a delightful two-point playground.But Barty, who once left tennis to play professional cricket, wasted both and was tied 6-6.Kenin, a proud American with a racket of stars and stripes, climbed 7-6up  and ended the set in 59 minutes when Barty made an unintended mistake in the right-hand hit.Barty aiming to become the first Australian Open champion since Chris O'Neill in 1978, showed a strange flash of anger.The Australian collapsed early in the second set to fight the initiative, then kept service 3-1. Kenin's turned to show his frustration.But Barty wasted two more points and broke when she missed a routine forehand. Gasps and then a hush descended on Rod Laver Arena.After Barty stayed ahead in the championship from 5 to 6 years, she saved the first match point but folded under pressure when she planted a forehand long.Read More: Australian Open 2020: Australian Open Schedule, Score, Results

Yuvraj terms Australia bushfire tragic, calls for action against climate change

Yuvraj terms Australia bushfire tragic, calls for action against climate change

  • Feb 07, 2020
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Australia is facing one of its most devastating bushfire crisis which has already left at least 18 people dead and several injured.On Thursday, Yuvraj Singh, the World Cup winner in India and the World Cup winner, described the tragic forest fires in Australia as tragic and said it was time to act against the serious problem of climate change.Australia faces one of the most devastating forest fire crises that has already left at least 18 people dead.In the context of this critical situation, Australia will be presented to New Zealand in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), which begins on Friday.After Australian player David Warner, who shared a photo of a person with a dog watching devastating forest fires, and praised firefighters and volunteers, Yuvraj turned to Twitter to express his sympathy for those affected by the tragedy.“Australia has burned more than 12 million acres this season, it is not even in the middle of the peak season. The tragic news about #bushfiresAustralia has lost 480 million animals. This is the height of climate change, it is time to take some measures. Pray for all those affected,” Yuvraj wrote. On his Twitter account with a series of pictures of the tragedy.Upset bout this situation, cricketers from Australia and New Zealand decided to wear black bracelets on the opening day of the third test here on Friday as a sign of respect for firefighters trying to extinguish the flames.Cricket Australia has already announced that the next ODI series will be used in March against New Zealand to raise funds that will go to the Australian Red Cross relief and recovery fund for the rehabilitation of those affected.Read More: India vs New Zealand: Prithvi Shaw returns to Test squad; Mayank Agarwal replaces Rohit Sharma in ODIs

Novak Djokovic urges Davis and ATP Cups 2020 to merge or die

Novak Djokovic urges Davis and ATP Cups 2020 to merge or die

  • Feb 24, 2020
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Djokovic, who recently won his eighth Australian Open title and led Serbia to the ATP Cup trophy last month, made his plea prior to starting this week as top seed at the Aviation Club.Novak Djokovic asked ATP and Davis Cup rivals on Sunday to unite for survival while preparing for the Dubai championship.Djokovic, who recently won the eighth Australian Open title and led Serbia to the ATP Cup last month, made his statement before he started this week as the number one seed at the Aviation Club.And the world said number one in the two competitions that are held less than two months at the end of one season and at the beginning of the next season and they think they should become "in my opinion, they must merge." Super Cup "."This is necessary because personally, it will be very difficult to play both competitions every year, so I have to choose," said the 32-year-old chairman of the ATP players council."I don't think this is a (sustainable) model for our tennis." Djokovic ditched important evidence that the Davis Cup, which eliminated local coordination and the classic visitor in favor of a final of 18 teams during a week in Madrid, needed most of the repair work."What I don't like about the Davis Cup is that you can no longer play at home anymore," he said. "The AFC Cup was like playing on our home ground for us (Serbia) because we got a lot of support in Australia." But Djokovic also warned that the ATP Cup, which will remain in Australia for the foreseeable future, has its own drawbacks."They (will be celebrated) for 10 years in Australia. It is really difficult to name the World Cup for these competitions because there is no" world "if you keep them in one place for 10 years."For 99 percent of countries, they will not have the possibility of many years of organizing an equalizer at home."Read More: Tennis news atp nick kyrgios injury woes continue at delray beach open 2020

Cricket Australia wants to host 2021 T20 World Cup; ICC says no decision taken

Cricket Australia wants to host 2021 T20 World Cup; ICC says no decision taken

  • May 28, 2020
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MUMBAI: Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings wrote a letter to the International Cricket Council's Financial and Trade Affairs Committee (F&CA) requesting that Australia be allowed to host the 2021 World Cup T20, instead of 2020.By doing this, Eddings and CA have reiterated that they will not be in a position to organize the 2020 version of the tournament, scheduled for October 18 to November 15. Indeed, the Eddings letter specifically requests that Australia be allowed to host the 2021 version instead of 2022, given multiple commercials at stake.The email, which was sent by Eddings (TOI owns this message), was flagged only for members of the Financial & Commercial Affairs Commission (F&CA). The CA chair is also a member of the panel, while BCCI is not part of this committee. F&CA is chaired by the president of Pakistan Cricket Council, Ehsan Mani, who was promoted to the presidency after former BCCI president Shashank Manohar took over the board. TOI understands that CA sent this message more than a week ago.Boards say they are fascinated by the ICC statement given that the CA has made its position very clear: it does not expect the 2020 event to be organized.“Why does the ICC not acknowledge that they have a letter from the CA chief? These are things that give the administration a bad name. As they said (CPI),” the current president (Manohar) confirmed is not looking for an extension. About your state. "Is this the whole truth?" Say the sources that follow developments.Eddings' shared concern in the message is his stated view that "it would be harmful to cricket if the cancellation of the" Australian event "(this year's T20 World Cup) is replaced by the award of the T20 World Cup in October 2022".Eddings message says: “Fortunately, Australia has succeeded in“ Curve (Covid) ”, which means there is more certainty of being able to play in Australia in 2021 (which is essential to maintaining membership distribution). It will give India a year Another is to solve any of the issues related to Covid, "stressing that India should host the 2022 event.Cricket Australia says it has invested heavily in the last women's T20 to "make it a success" and has spent a lot of money marketing the event. Given the current financial burden, CA adds that there will be no guarantee for continued government support in 2022 that has agreed to pay $ 4.5 million to tourism partner rights.Will India agree to host the 2022 event?As long as BCCI hosts the IPL every year and its bilateral obligations are respected in the country, India will lose little. "The proceeds of the ICC event are not actually compared to the stakes that the T20 League Chamber of Commerce and all other international cockroaches have at home. So if India really wants to provide service to Australia, why not?" Say developments follow. Ultimately, it is bound to be a political rather than a commercial decision, given that financial stakeholders have little or no profit in the negotiations.What's in store on Thursday?With the ICC stressing that chairman Shashank Manohar will not seek to extend his term and documents drafted for nominations after understanding between members, the only other agenda item other than discussing the T20 World Cup is deciding the election date. Sources say, "Technically, the deadline for nominations will be about two weeks after ratification, which is Thursday. Therefore, elections can be held in late June or early July." From now until the next elections, he expected the T20 World Cup to continue and be a "political debate".Article Source: timesofindiaRead More: How to reschedule T20 World Cup? ICC committee debates in BCCI's absence

Shane Watson

Australian All-rounder announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • Nov 04, 2020
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Shane Watson, Australian Player, and Chennai Super King's Player announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket, thus ending his nearly two-decade career. The 2020 IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders on October 29 became his last professional match at the adult level.He finished his last season in IPL playing CSK with 299 points.Watson announced his retirement from international cricket in 2016 and from BBL last year.“It all started as a dream when I was a kid, and I would say to my mom while watching a test match when I was five years old:“ I want to play cricket for Australia. "When I officially announce my retirement from cricket," Watson said in a video clip on Tuesday, "I feel crazy lucky to have lived my dream, and more."“It really seems like the right time. Knowing that I played my last cricket match, for my beloved CSK, which has been incredibly good for me for the past three years. I think I am ending my playing days when I was 39 after all the setbacks caused by The injuries I've been through along the way, I feel very lucky. "Watson won two IPL titles: with Rajasthan Royals in 2008 and CSK in 2018.In 145 IPL games, he scored 2,029 points and also took 92 wickets. It was also distinguished by four centuries and twenty-one centuries. He is the only cricketer in IPL history to date to score more than 2000 points and take more than 50 wickets as well.The 39-year-old has played in several T20 tournaments around the world and is retiring with 8,821 rounds and 216 wickets from 343 games.

India-Australia Tour

India-Australia Tour 2020 | Full Squad | Schedule | Timings

  • Nov 16, 2020
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Team India, who were away from international cricket for over 8 months due to the pandemic, is on a two-month long tour to Australia where they will play three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Test matches.The full-fledged series will commence on November 27 and it will end on January 19. The tour will kick start with a limited-overs leg. Here’s everything you need to know about the India tour of Australia 2020-21.ScheduleLimited-over series scheduleThe 3 ODIs will be played on November 27, 29, and December 2, followed by the T20Is on December 4, 6, and 8.Test Series ScheduleThe first Test is set to be played under lights from December 17 to 21 at the Adelaide Oval. The second is the Boxing Day Test which will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from December 26 to 30. The third Test will be at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7 to 11 and the final Test at the Gabba from January 15 to 19.Venue and timings (IST)ODI seriesFirst ODI: November 27, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), 9:10 AM ISTSecond ODI: November 29, SCG, 9:10 AM ISTThird ODI: December 2, Manuka Oval, 9:10 AM ISTT20I seriesFirst T20: December 4, Manuka Oval, 1:40 PM ISTSecond T20: December 6, SCG, 1:40 PM ISTThird T20: December 8, SCG, 1:40 PM ISTTest seriesFirst Test: December 17-21, Adelaide Oval, 9:30 AM IST (day-night)Second Test: December 26-30, MCG, 5:00 AM ISTThird Test: January 7-11, SCG, 5:00 AM ISTFourth Test: January 15-19, Gabba, 5:30 AM IST Credits: https://www.insidesport.co/Schedule of Tour matchesAustralia A vs India A, 1st Practice match – Dec 6 at Drummoyne Oval, Sydney at 5:00 am ISTAustralia A vs India, 2nd Practice match (Day-night) – Dec 11 at Sydney Cricket Ground at 9:30 am IST Squads:India T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan.India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper).India Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj.Australia T20I and ODI squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa.Australia Test Squad: Tim Paine (capt), Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David WarnerAlso Read: Top 10 Fantasy Cricket Websites in India

India Jersey

India's Retro-inspired Jersey For Australia Tour

  • Nov 17, 2020
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The India team will fly directly from Dubai to Sydney and the tour will start with a limited over game, which will be played in Sydney. With all the details completed, there is always some speculation about the team's outfit throughout the series.According to a report in Outlook, it was reported that Team India will be wearing a new Limited Game jersey. The new shirt is designed with an old feel. The new kit will be in navy blue, a change from the usual sky blue the team has become accustomed to in recent years. The new navy blue shirts will also feature the patron of the new MPL Collection. MPL Sports, the new official sponsor of BCCI, has replaced Nike in a new three-year deal worth 120 million rupees and a share of the revenue.BCCI tweeted pictures of Team India in PPE suit of the same color scheme and captioned it as, "Let's embrace the new normal" with flexible biceps emoji.The Australian team will also be wearing an original shirt designed specifically for the T20 Series. The new shirt was designed to recognize and enhance the role of indigenous Australians in sport.The Team India Tour 2020-21 will kick off in Australia with the ODI Series of three matches, beginning November 27, while the Test phase will begin on December 17 in Adelaide.Also Read: India-Australia Tour 2020 | Full Squad | Schedule | Timings

India Vs Australia T20

India-Australia Tour 2020 | First T20 | Prediction | Much more

  • Dec 04, 2020
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Defeated in a three-match ODI series, the Indian team will now face Australia in a three-match T20 series that begins Friday, December 4. The visitors lost the first two ODI's during the chase and only won the third ODI after they chose to hit first. The teams that first hit posted a total of over 300 on all three occasions and the stalking squads did not exceed that total.Now Virat Kohli & Company. They will seek revenge when confronting the hosts in a shorter format.IND vs AUS 1st T20 Dream11 Team Prediction LIVE Match DetailsMatch: India vs Australia (IND vs AUS)Date: 4th Dec 2020Time: 1:40 PM IST Venue: Manuka Oval, CanberraDream11 IND vs AUS 1st T20 Probable XIDream11 India Probable XI – Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, and T NatarajanDream11 Australia XI –  D’Arcy Short/Matt Wade, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, and Sean AbbottIND vs AUS 1st T20 LIVE:SonyLIV to enjoy the Live Streaming of the IND vs AUS 1st T20IND vs AUS 1st T20 Dream11 Fantasy League PLAYING 11KL Rahul(C), Aaron Finch, Manish Pandey, Steve Smith(VC), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Jasprit Bumrah, and T NatarajanIND vs AUS T20 squadsIndia T20Is Full Squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-capt, wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T NatarajanAustralia T20 Squad: Aaron Finch (Captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa.Also Read: India-Australia Tour 2020 | Full Squad | Schedule | Timings  

IND VS AUS

India vs Australia 1st Test | IND vs AUS Probable XI | Fantasy Playing Tips | More

  • Dec 16, 2020
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India and Australia(IND VS AUS) will now face the Border-Gavaskar Cup in a four-round series beginning on December 17th. The first test will be a day and night game in Adelaide. It will be a great opportunity for India, led by Captain Virat Kohli, who will return to India after this test as they can dominate Australia and New Zealand in the ICC rankings to become # 1.In the meantime, Australia will be a club of concern given its performance in the training game. The Men of Down Under team, who will miss their hitting star David Warner in the first test, fought the percussion attack on Muhammad al-Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah. However, they will gain confidence from the fact that Steve Smith and Aaron Finch, among other big names, were out of the game.The second test will take place on December 26-30 in Melbourne. The third and fourth tests will be conducted in Sydney and Gaba.Match: India vs Australia (IND vs AUS)Ind vs Aus Date: 17 to 21 Dec 2020Ind vs Aus Time: 9:30 PM IST Ind vs Aus Venue: Manuka Oval, CanberraIND vs AUS 1st Test Probable XIIndia Probable XI – Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), R. Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed SirajAustralia XI –   Tim Paine (c), Marnus Labuschagne Steve Smith, Joe Burns, David Warner, James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell SwepsonIND vs AUS 1st Test LIVE:Cricket fans in the Indian Sub-Continent will have to subscribe to SonyLIV to enjoy the uninterrupted Live Streaming of the IND vs AUS 1st TestFor Live Score Click.IND vs AUS 1st Test Dream11 Fantasy League PLAYING 11Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Steve Smith, David Warner, KL Rahul, Tim Paine, R. Ashwin, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Jasprit BumrahIND vs AUS Test squadsIndia Tests Full Squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohammed SirajAustralia Test squad: Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David WarnerAlso Read: India-Australia Tour 2020 | First T20 | Prediction | Much more 

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Australian Open 2021 delayed,will be playing in Melbourne from February 8 to 21

  • Dec 28, 2020
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The ATP confirmed on Thursday the updated schedule for the start of the new tennis season, which includes the postponement of the Australian Open, which will now start 3 weeks later than planned. The ATP has published the first seven weeks' matches during which the annual ATP 250 event in Maharashtra will not be held as scheduled.The Australian Open was due to start on January 18, but a 3-week delay will allow players to arrive in Melbourne and self-quarantine and prepare for the ATP 250 and ATP Cup events in the lead up to the start scheduled for January 8. February.The ATP season 2021 will begin with the Delray Beach Open, ATP 250 event and another hard court event licensed for one year in Antalya, Turkey from January 5-13. The event will then move to Doha, where the Australian Open qualifiers will be held. It was held from January 10 to 13 before players headed to Melbourne for quarantine.“The Australian Open Men's Qualifiers will be held from January 10-13 in Doha, and specific dates from January 15 to 31 will allow travel and a 14-day quarantine period for all players and support personnel to travel to Melbourne as per the requirements of Australian immigration and public health authorities.The ATP said: “The controlled quarantine period will allow players to prepare before the 12-team ATP Cup in Melbourne, which is being played alongside the international moved Adelaide, as well as the additional ATP 250 tournament, which is all being held. In Melbourne." Also Read: World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at MatchesNovak Djokovic will start her title retention in Melbourne, while Sofia Kenin will also strive to defend her title. It's a big boost for Roger Federer, as the great Swiss expected a delay, considering he was racing against time to recover from knee problems.Australian Open authorities expect 25 to 30 percent of the usual crowds to attend the first major tournament of the season in Melbourne, but with the Covid-19 situation in the country under control, chances are it will be. Allow more viewers.Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that as many as 3 ATP 250 events did not occur in 2021 due to the pandemic. They include the ASB Classic (Auckland) and the New York Open, while the Tata Maharashtra Open (Pune) cannot be shown in its scheduled week in February.Updated ATP 2021 calendar - first 7 weeksDatesLocationTournament5-13 Jan.Delray BeachDelray Beach Open5-13 Jan.AntalyaAntalya Open10-13 Jan.DohaAustralian Open Qualifying31 Jan.- 6 FebMelbourneMelbourne 1 (Adelaide Relocation)31 Jan- 6 FebMelbourneMelbourne 21-5 Feb.MelbourneATP Cup8-21 Feb.MelbourneAustralian Open Also Read: Check out five significant types of swimming styles!

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ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Dec 30, 2020
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Hyderabad will face FC Goa in a thrilling showdown on Wednesday in the Indian Super League (ISL).Hyderabad manager Manolo Marquez faced a difficult task early in the season. Injuries to major foreign players such as Fran Sandaza, Louis Suster, and Joel Chianese put the system at a disadvantage. However, the team did very well, collecting nine points from seven matches.Young Indians grabbed everyone's attention, but the team still missed serving the foreigners. Two consecutive defeats put Hyderabad in eighth place. A victory over FC Goa will be decisive in their search for the top four.FC Goa is one of the strongest teams in this Indian Super League (ISL). As Marquez said before the match, Gaurs "is definitely one of the favorites to finish the season in the top four".FC Goa is currently sixth in the standings with 11 points from eight matches as per the ISL Fixtures. They come to this clash with a victory. The team has relied a lot on Igor Angolo this Indian Super League (ISL). They need other players to step up if they want to stay in the competition for first place in the Indian Super League (ISL).ISL Fixtures of Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa head to headHyderabad FC has a forgotten record against FC Goa at Indian Super League (ISL). Last Indian Super League (ISL) season, FC Goa completed the double on System. The last time these two teams met, Hyderabad FC lost 1-4 to FC Goa as per the ISL Fixtures.Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa ISL Fixtures team newsAfter facing Fran Sandaza against the Kerala Blasters, Manolo Marquez revealed that Luis Suster and Joel Chianese would also be returning to the team.With FC Goa with no notable exceptions from the end, the match promises to be exciting as per the ISL Fixtures.ISL Fixtures Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa Predicted XIsHyderabad FC (4-2-3-1): Subrata Pal, Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra, Joao Victor, Lluis Sastre, Liston Colaco, Joel Chianese, Halicharan Narzary, Aridane SantanaFC Goa (4-2-3-1): Mohammad Nawaz, Seriton Fernandes, James Donachie, Ivan Gonzalez, Saviour Gama, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Alexander Jesuraj, Igor AnguloPrediction of Hyderabad vs. FC GoaWith Hyderabad FC's attack boosting the return of the aliens, and FC Goa also playing, the match should be entertaining. We expect the scoreboard to be flat at the end of full time.Predictions: Hyderabad FC 2-2 FC GoaAlso Read: KL RAHUL: SUPERB LOOKING TATTOOS AND THEIR MEANING 

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Indian women's tour of Australia postponed to next season

  • Dec 31, 2020
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MELBOURNE, Dec. 31 (PTI) The Australian cricket company said Thursday that the Indian women's team has waited for the resumption of international cricket since the ongoing suspension of the coronavirus outbreak and their scheduled tour of Australia has been postponed for next season for Ind vs Aus.The Indian team, which last played the T20 World Cup Final in March, was scheduled to play three ODI(Ind vs Aus) matches on January 22 in Canberra, January 25 in Melbourne, and January 28 in Hobart.However, the governing body added that the tour(Ind vs Aus) will now be part of preparations for the 2022 World Cup, which have been postponed to March-April due to the pandemic, and will include three Ind vs Aus T20Is.Read What was said on Ind vs Aus Women:"We very much hope that an expanded schedule between the Australian and Indian teams will be presented for the next season, which will be a great result for fans in both countries," Nick Hockley, Acting Executive Director, said in a statement."We initially hoped to play against India this summer, but the impact of the global pandemic made it necessary to postpone it until next season. India lost to Australia by 85 shots in its last international match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground."It would be great to host the Indian women's team once again, which was center stage in the unforgettable T20 World Cup Final at the MCG International Cricket World Cup in March, and do so with a much more expanded schedule than was originally planned," Hockley said.The dates and locations of the postponed tour will be confirmed in due course.Also read: Big Bash 2020-21 Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers | Preview, probable XI, Much More

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Australia Open 2021 Champions to See a Drastic Change in Prize Money

  • Dec 31, 2020
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I'm not sure I can blame the Covid, but the Australia Open 2021 men's draw has been drastically cut this year.Australia Open 2021: Single champion to win $ 2,750,000 The men's singles champion's wallet is down 33% to $ 2,750,000 from $ 4,120,000 this year.The runner-up will come out next year with a cash prize check of $ 1,500,000, down 27% from 2,065,000 in 2020.Semi-finalists in Melbourne Park will receive a cash prize of $ 850,000, which is 18% less than the $ 1,040,000 guaranteed amount in this year's semifinals of Australia Open 2021.However, the prize money to reach the Australia Open 2021 quarter-finals remains the same this year at $ 525K.Australia Open 2021: Increase Payments to Reach Rounds 16, 32 and 64While the end of business payouts for this year's first Grand Slam tournament decreased, prize money to reach rounds 16, 32, and 64 increased by 7, 19%, and 17%, respectively.While those who qualify for the Round of 16 will receive $ 320,000 apiece, up from $ 300,000 this year, those who do not make it past the Round of 32 will receive $ 215,000 each, which is a marginal increase. $ 180,000 in 2020.Those who drop in the first round will also see an 11% salary increase, from $ 90K this year to $ 100,000.Australia Open 2021: Double Champions to take home $ 600,000The total of doubles business finale prizes also saw a decline, with tournament winners receiving $ 600,000, 21% less than $ 760,000 this year of Australia Open 2021.The second-place pair will get $ 340,000, down slightly from $ 380,000 in 2020.However, the prizes for the semi-finalists and quarter-finals are unchanged from this year, at $ 200,000 and $ 110,000, respectively.As with the men's singles draw, here too, the payouts of those who hit rounds 16, 32, and 64 saw a slight increase.Those who qualify for the fourth round will receive $ 65,000, up from 62,000 this year, while those who drop into the role of 32 will receive $ 45,000, a marginal increase from $ 38,000 this year.Australia Open 2021: The rating bag has been marginally raised from 2020Those who lose in the first round will also win higher bonuses of $ 30,000, up 20% on the $ 25,000 this year.The championship winner in the mixed doubles category will also receive a $ 150,000 cut from $ 190,000 this year. The runner-up will receive $ 85,000, down 15% from $ 100,000 this year of Australia Open 2021.However, the rating portfolio has increased marginally as of this year of Australia Open 2021.Also Read: Australian Open 2021 delayed, will be playing in Melbourne from February 8 to 21

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Australian Open 2021 organizers forced to cancel the quarantine stay plan for international players

  • Jan 05, 2021
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The Australian Open 2021 organizers have to find new accommodations in quarantine for international players after apartment owners at the completed hotel in Melbourne threatened legal action.The Australian Open 2021 has been postponed for three weeks while plans are in place for quarantine arrangements.Australian tennis and government authorities have arranged for the players a mandatory 14-day quarantine service in the Westin Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open 2021 on February 8-21.The international players are expected to arrive in Melbourne from mid-January and will be allowed to train a maximum of 5 hours per day in Melbourne Park during the quarantine period.Look what was said at Australian Open 2021On Tuesday, the plan was scrapped after Westin apartment owners complained that they had not been properly consulted and would seek a court order against them.“After consultation between Westin Melbourne's owners, current hotel residents, and COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria, the decision has been made to accommodate the players and their support teams arriving in Melbourne for the next ATP Championship at an alternate location. From the hotel,” Westin said. in SENTENCE.Victoria State Police Secretary Lisa Neville told reporters on Tuesday that an alternative quarantine hotel had been secured for the players, which "will be suspended today or tomorrow."Several of the world's best players plan to compete in tournaments in Melbourne Park a week before the Grand Slam season opens. The ATP Cup, two ATP events, and two WTA tournaments will be held in Melbourne a week before the Australian Open 2021Also Read: Australia Open 2021 Champions to See a Drastic Change in Prize Money

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Is the elimination of Line officials at the 2021 Australian Open a smart move?

  • Jan 06, 2021
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With the advent of technology, tennis is doing its part to incorporate it. But this has a price. It seems likely that the linemen will be eliminated from the sports day in and day out as the falcon's eye is gaining prominence. The Australian Open 2021 has taken the step to implement the Hawk's Eye as the lead legal brand sponsor judge. But was the decision a preview of the future, or was it a precaution due to COVID-19?Why were the strip men eliminated from the Australian Open 2021?It was recently announced that the Australian Open 2021 would wear Hawk's eye in place of stadium officials. Hawkeye calls or the electronic line will be used throughout the tournament, but not in the qualifying event.This decision can be seen in two ways. First, the COVID-19 model. With the emergence of the new strain of Coronavirus, Australia has taken vigorous measures to control it. There is a facility limit and players must be quarantined for a period of 14 days. So it stands to reason that there will be fewer people in the stadiums, and getting rid of the line guards is one way to do that.Novak Djokovic sees no reason to have line judges The second is the transition to technology. Over the years, Hawk-eye has become more accurate and faster. Hence, the call for the dismissal of line officials gained momentum. The main defender of this was world number one Novak Djokovic. The Serbian was firmly against the use of guards in tournaments. His statement coincided with an incident with the assistant referee at the 2020 US Open, but the player said his statement was not due to his exclusion.“The technology is so advanced right now, there is absolutely no reason why you should keep line umpires on the Court. That’s my opinion” Djokovic said.Rafael Nadal opposes the dismissal of the linesmenBut wearing a falcon's eye eliminates the human element in tennis. World number two Rafael Nadal opposed Djokovic's idea of a non-linear judge.“Personally, I prefer the line umpires to what we have here… If you ask me what I would like to see in the future… Well, I believe we have room for evolution as a sport as tennis has not changed a lot in the last fifty years, compared to other sports, that is a reality, but at the same time I do not believe that this is the way to improve the “show.” Nadal said.Why eliminating service lines causes problems in the Australian Open 2021?Nadal can get it here. The sport will evolve over time, but eliminating the referees is not the way. The correct way is to merge both of them together. As in football, there are referees and technology working simultaneously so that all decisions are correct. Likewise, tennis can have a line and technique experts to oversee legal signs.Excluding line, officials would mean the loss of livelihoods for thousands of people. Many people trust him, and that's hard and skillful work. Eliminating them will leave them without their main source of income.Also Read: Australia Open 2021 Champions to See a Drastic Change in Prize MoneyHow will we get the new referees' chair without assistants?Moreover, the tennis match culture will change with the elimination of the umpires. Tennis hasn't changed much in years and has had a specific way of playing. Moreover, another interesting argument is that the rulers of the See are no longer rulers. So, tennis would need a way to find new referees if the linemen were removed.“Another way to think about it is that tennis is an industry and [automation is] a significant change. How are we going to create a new generation of umpires? I started as a line judge; how will young umpires get their chance?” ATP umpire Ali Nili said.Currently, electronic line calls have been used in the US Open Finals and the 2020 ATP Finals. The Australian Open 2021 is also on the train. It is meant to be a precaution, given COVID-19, but what could be an uncertainty could become a habit in the future.Also Read: Australian Open 2021 organizers forced to cancel the quarantine stay plan for international players

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Australian Open 2021 to Issue Hefty Fine for Protocols Breach

  • Jan 08, 2021
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We are just a month away from the start of the Australian Open 2021. But while the excitement is at its peak, the situation surrounding the outbreak cannot be taken lightly. As a result, the championship decided to impose heavy fines on anyone who did not follow the protocols.It is an attempt to inculcate the importance of safety regulations in all Melbourne Park attendees. Therefore, not only will the actions be limited to the culprit, but they will also affect your team members equally.Organizers have already agreed to bring all players and team members via charter flights on January 15 and 16.Fines and fees at the Australian Open 2021If someone leaves without permission from a licensed Victorian government official, the person faces a tour fine of up to $ 20,000.However, a fine will not be the only way to resolve the issue. The Australian Open 2021 has listed the number of strict measures one could face in the event of a violation.Initially, to maintain tournament fitness, the perpetrator may face disqualification. Moreover, the loss of prize money is possible.Apart from that, prolonged quarantine and isolation in a hotel room ordered by the government are also listed as measures.In particular, the Australian Open 2021 is the first tournament to allow time out of hotel rooms during the quarantine. Accordingly, the organizers expect players to follow the rules if they want to enjoy the benefits.Finally, the guilty person may also face arrest and deportation from Australia. Players are also advised that a violation of their team members will be considered a violation by them.Given the circumstances, players hope that no restrictions will be taken lightly. When it comes to tennis, everyone works hard to win their first major tournament of the year.Hopefully, there isn't a single instance of default and Happy Slam will happily start.Also Read: Australian Open 2021 delayed,will be playing in Melbourne from February 8 to 21

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Novak Djokovic is rejuvenating with his family before the Australian Open 2021

  • Jan 11, 2021
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One of the most brutal players on this tour was world number 1, Novak Djokovic. Over the years, he has built a reputation for not matching his opponents like no other. The way the Serbian player covers the tennis courts makes it almost as if there are two players on his side of the court.The results obtained and the success of Novak Djokovic has been phenomenal in the last decade. It turns out that he is the only player in the modern era to have won four major tournaments in a row (Wimbledon 2015, US Open 2015, Australian Open 2016, French Open 2016).Novak Djokovic is spending quality time with his family in MarbellaAs the world enters the new year, the Grand Slam champion has traveled 17 times to Marbella, Spain. Serbs trained in the warmer climates rather than the snowy regions of Serbia.Since the much-needed break was fine after a somewhat erratic season, Djokovic decided to travel to the seaside location to relax. Even the world's No. 1 has bought properties in the area.After a disappointing season last year, the Serbian ace will surely look to bounce back next Australian Open season. He will also want to forget some of the episodes he played in the previous season, such as being disqualified for accidentally hitting a woman with the ball at the US Open.Also Read: Australia Open 2021 Champions to See a Drastic Change in Prize MoneyNovak Djokovic is the favorite at the Australian Open 2021It won't be long before the eight-time Australian Open champion leaves for Australia. Ahead of the Australian Open 2021, the Serbian will be leading the event in Adelaide. He will also lead Serbia in the ATP Cup, the defending champion.With the Serbian player having enjoyed one of the most successful periods of his career in Melbourne, he will definitely be the favorite at the Australian Open 2021.Also Read: Australian Open 2021 to Issue Hefty Fine for Protocols Breach

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Will Roger Federer play Australian Open 2021?

  • Jan 12, 2021
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Every fan is desperate for the Australian Open 2021 for one reason only. It is believed that the great Roger Federer will be back on the field after a year at Grand Slam. The excitement in the tennis world is at an all-time high and they want to welcome the Swiss master with open hands.Roger Federer suffered a knee injury at the Australian Open last year. The semi-final match against Novak Djokovic was the last professional tennis match he had ever played. Then he underwent two knee operations during the long period of rest due to the Coronavirus epidemic. The injury did not allow the legend to go out on the field all season.However, just a month after the Australian Open 2021, Roger Federer delivered some unfortunate news. The winner of the 20 Grand Slam decided to withdraw from the Grand Slam. It is definitely a heartbreaking moment for fans. However, they do realize Roger Federer may be back soon.Why is Roger Federer not playing the Australian Open 2021?Roger Federer's withdrawal from the Australian Open 2021 surprised fans. According to Craig Tilly, CEO of Tennis Australia, Roger Federer couldn't recover in time. The Swiss were definitely not feeling well and so he decided to retire. However, there were also some other claims.According to an Australian Open 2021 official, Roger Federer's decision was not to withdraw from the Grand Slam, but rather to the influence of his wife Mirka. The official further claimed that Roger Federer withdrew due to his family and quarantine issues, not due to injury.Roger Federer biographer Simon Graf described all of these claims as false and unfounded. It was believed Roger Federer would definitely have played in Grand Slam if he were completely fit.Whatever the reason, it is clear that world number five Roger Federer will not be playing in Melbourne now. It looks like the fans will have to wait a little longer to see the legend on the field again.When will Roger Federer return to the court?There is no official confirmation of Roger Federer's return at this time. However, Graf believes Roger Federer will definitely play the Dubai Tennis Championships in March 2021.Roger Federer certainly hasn't had an impressive record at the US Open or the French Open in the past decade. Since he's not playing in the Australian Open 2021 now, he's sure to be aiming for Wimbledon 2021 now.Also Read: Novak Djokovic is rejuvenating with his family before the Australian Open 2021

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ATP Cup 2021: When and Where Is It, Teams, Schedule, Format, Prize Money

  • Jan 14, 2021
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The ATP Cup 2021 will officially announce the start of the Australian tennis season. Most of the world's best players will compete in the ATP Cup, which starts a week before the Australian Open.When and Where Will It Be Played?The ATP Cup 2021 will be played entirely in Melbourne Park from February 1-5. The five-day tournament (Monday to Friday) will take place alongside two other ATP 250 events, occupying the fifth week of the ATP calendar.How does the tournament work?The tournament consists of 12 teams, divided into four groups of three for the group stage, and it is a free game for all. The winners from each team advance to the knockout stages, with the remaining four teams competing in the semi-finals.Which teams will compete?Here are the 12 teams competing in the 2021 ATP Cup. Each team consists of four players. Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios withdrew from this year's ATP Cup and decided to compete in the ATP 250 event instead.Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Dusan Lajovic, Filip Krajinovic, Nikola CacicSpain: Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Marcel Granollers, Pablo Carreno BustaAustria: Dominic Thiem, Dennis Novak, Philipp Oswald, Tristan-Samuel WeissbornRussia: Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Aslan Karatsev, Evgeny DonskoyGreece: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Michail Pervolarakis, Markos Kalovelonis, Petros TsitsipasGermany: Alexander Zverev, Jan-Lennard Struff, Kevin Krawietz, Andreas MiesArgentina: Diego Schwartzman, Guido Pella, Horacio Zeballos, Maximo GonzalezItaly: Matteo Berrettini, Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli, Andrea VavassoriJapan: Kei Nishikori, Yoshihito Nishioka, Ben McLachlan, Toshihide MatsuiFrance: Gael Monfils, Benoit Paire, Nicolas Mahut, Edouard Roger-VasselinCanada: Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic, Peter Polansky, Steven DiezAustralia: Alex de Minaur, John Millman, John Peers, Luke SavilleWhat is the format?Each tie consists of two singles matches and one doubling. The country that wins two matches will win a draw. Each country will play two qualifying matches in the group stage. The singles match will be the best of the three sets of tiebreakers, while the doubles match will feature an ad-free scoring and tiebreaker match instead of the third set.How Much Is the Prize Money?The ATP Cup 2021 prize is $ 7.5 million. The total prize money awarded to players consists of three components, including entrance fees, the prize money for individually won matches, and the prize money for relationships.Also read: Australian Open 2021 organizers forced to cancel the quarantine stay plan for international players

When and Where to Watch Australian Open 2021?

  • Jan 18, 2021
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We are only three weeks away from the Australian Open 2021 and his craze has reached its climax. Fans are eagerly waiting for their stars to return to the field as soon as possible, having had to give up tennis for most of 2020. The tournament will take place from February 8, 2021, to February 21, 2021, in Melbourne, Australia.Although Roger Federer has withdrawn from the tournament, there are several other major players who will capture the attention of the fans. Defending champion Novak Djokovic and world number two Rafael Nadal will start as the first and second seed. US Open 2020 winner Dominic Tim, Daniel Medvedev, and Stephanos Tsitsipas will be other players to watch at Grand Slam.When it comes to the WTA tournaments, world number one Ashley Barty will return to the Grand Slam tournament. Naomi Osaka and defending champion Sofia Kenin are other strong contenders for the title. Nevertheless, all eyes will be on the 2020 French Open winner Ija Soyatek and Arena Sabalenka, who record a colossal winning streak.As is often the case, one of the most anticipated questions is: Can Serena Williams lift her 24th Grand Slam title in Melbourne this year?Where can fans enjoy the live-action of the Australian Open 2021?Nine Network is the official broadcasting organization for Grand Slam in Australia after claiming the rights in 2020 for five years. Fans in Australia will be able to watch the action live on Nine Network.In Europe, Eurosport is the exclusive Grand Slam live announcer. Apart from that, SRG (Swiss Broadcasting Corporation) will broadcast the championship in Switzerland, NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting) in the Netherlands, and RTS (Radio Serbia TV) in Serbia.The tennis channel, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 will broadcast the matches live in the USA.In China, the national CCTV station together with Shanghai TV and Beijing TV will present the event live for the fans. In India, fans will receive live updates on the Sony SIX network, while in Japan, the Australian Open 2021 will be broadcast live on NHK and the pay-TV network WOWOW.Fans all over the world will be able to watch the competition of their favorite players live.Also Read: Australian Open 2021 to Issue Hefty Fine for Protocols Breach

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Australian Open 2021 on Verge of Being Canceled?

  • Jan 19, 2021
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Following the schedule, the Australian Open 2021 will begin on February 8, 2021. However, clouds of uncertainty still hang around the Grand Slam.The coronavirus epidemic is not over yet and it could become a major obstacle for the elderly. The effect is that the pandemic has the potential to cancel the Grand Slam.Two crew members tested positive before the Australian Open 2021Two crew members onboard tennis trips have recently tested positive for COVID-19. This is a major concern as there is a possibility that they may have infected other passengers.According to some reports, management required about 50 players to remain under strict quarantine until further orders. This is also very annoying for players as they will not be able to train outside until the following instructions arrive.In such a scenario, it's really hard for Tennis Australia to organize the event as scheduled. However, Craig Tiley, Tennis Australia's CEO, has more to say about it.Although two crew members have contracted the virus, Tilly said management will stick to the planned date without any delay or cancellation. He noted that it was unfortunate that two people had tested positive, but he also revealed that there were 643 other tests that came back negative.“Ticket sales have gone well, we have two weeks of great tennis and we definitely intend to continue with those appointments. So far, we have had 643 negative tests and two, unfortunately, they have been positive,” Tilly said.From Tiley's words, it looks absolutely certain that the Australian Open 2021 will take place in its regular schedule. However, there are still three weeks left before Grand Slam. Even though Tiley appears assertive in her position, she will have to change something in her plans if more positive situations arise in the future.As of now, the Australian Open 2021 is underway and will be held from February 8, 2021, to February 21, 2021. It will be the first major tournament of the year, so fans are very excited about it. . They definitely hope it won't be canceled so they can see their favorite stars live soon.Also Read: Novak Djokovic is rejuvenating with his family before the Australian Open 2021

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Rafael Nadal Raises Huge Injury Concerns Ahead of Australian Open 2021

  • Feb 04, 2021
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Rafael Nadal is currently preparing for the 2021 season by participating in the ATP Cup, and the Spaniard was expected to oversee the pitch in his first match against Australian Alex de Minor, but the 34-year-old withdrew from the match due to a back injury. There is more bad news in this regard.Rafael Nadal will not play his second game against Stefanos TsitsipasFans were very disappointed in Rafael Nadal's absence against Alex de Minor. We will have to wait another day to get close, but the Spanish team is now facing more negativity as the tournament progresses.Spain comfortably overtook Australia in their first match, but once again struggled with a squad shortage as they faced a promising Greek side led by Stefanos Tsitsipas. The main event in this confrontation was the showdown between Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal, but the match appears to be off the table.A back injury has been worrying Rafael Nadal for some time and preventing him from playing professional matches. It has been confirmed that Rafael Nadal will not play against Greece and that is a problem.Roberto Bautista Agut replaced Rafael Nadal against Australia, and it is expected that he will also face the challenge from Tsitsipas.While Spain has their support, tennis fans will be disappointed that the second-ranked player in the world is no longer in good shape ahead of the Australian Open 2021.“I'm not good enough to play tomorrow” - Rafael NadalThis is not the perfect start for Rafael Nadal until 2021. He had two good matches in the group stage of the ATP Cup 2021 but had to answer them from the bench.The Spaniard should not be disappointed with this back injury, it is just the beginning of a new season. There is still a lot to come, but the 34-year-old declared his inability to participate in the ATP Cup with a disappointing message. "I'm not good enough to play tomorrow," Rafael Nadal said.However, if Spain can defeat Greece, Rafael Nadal can return and help his country in the ATP Cup semi-finals. It all depends on how Spain plays against Greece in their next match.Also Read: Tennis in 2019 Rafael Nadal on top as new faces make mark in women's game

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Cricket Australia Announces Schedule For Mens And Womens Ashes Series For 2021-22

  • May 19, 2021
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Cricket Australia said they were hopeful of organizing an Ashes series before full groups later this year however they would follow government counsel when it came to conceding voyaging allies as the timetable for the England's men’s & women’s visits was delivered on Tuesday.The five-Test men's Ashes will begin in Brisbane on December 8 preceding a day/night match in Adelaide. The conventional Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground will at that point happen.Sydney, however, will be the scene for the fourth Test, instead of the arrangement finale as has been standard, with the fifth Test at Perth's Optus Stadium.Both those last two matches are planned for January.Australia lost 2-1 at home to India in a vital four-Test arrangement 2-1 played before decreased groups due to the Covid pandemic between November 2020 and January this year. Unnecessary travel to Australia from the UK isn't presently allowed because of Covid-19."The exercises gained from effectively conveying a protected summer in 20-21 gives us certainty on what we're ready to accomplish, and we're all expecting a mid year of full groups and an Ashes air we're completely familiar with," said Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia's break CEO.Women’s SeriesIn the mean time a multi-design arrangement between the England and Australian ladies will begin with an oddball Test in Canberra from January 27-30, trailed by three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals."2022 will be an astonishing year for ladies' cricket," said England and Wales Cricket Board CEO Tom Harrison."With an Ashes, a World Cup in New Zealand and a home Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, this could be a milestone year for our group."Australia hold the men's Ashes following a 2-2 attract England in 2019, when their ladies' side won the comparing arrangement by the decided edge of 12 focuses to four.Men's Ashes 2021/22Dec 8-12: 1st Test, Gabba, BrisbaneDec 16-20: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (day/night)Dec 26-30: 3rd Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground, MelbourneJan 5-9: 4th Test, Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyJan 14-18: 5th Test, Optus Stadium, PerthWomen's AshesJan 27-30: Test, Manuka Oval, CanberraFeb 4: 1st T20, North Sydney Oval, SydneyFeb 6: 2nd T20, North Sydney OvalFeb 10: 3rd T20, Adelaide OvalFeb 13: 1st ODI, Adelaide OvalFeb 16: 2nd ODI, Junction Oval, MelbourneFeb 19: 3rd ODI, Junction Oval, MelbourneAlso Read: IPL 2021: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly gives good news to IPL fans

Tokyo Olympics: Russian men end US mastery in 100m backstrokes, Australia's ladies sparkle again in the swimming

  • Jul 27, 2021
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Russian men swimmers finished America's strength in the 100m backstrokes while Kaylee McKeown gave Australia's ladies another Olympic gold to celebrate at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday. Tom Dean won gold and colleague Duncan Scott the silver in the 200 free-form as the two British swimmers left their adversaries afterwards, Brazil's Fernando Scheffer taking the bronze. "It's stunning. It's a little glimpse of heaven having gold around my neck ... I contracted COVID twice over the most recent a year ... sitting in my level in segregation, Olympic gold was 1,000,000 miles away," he said. Also Read: Shikhar Dhawan Finishes 10,000 Runs In International Cricket As OpenerIn the men's 100 backstrokes, an occasion won by US swimmers at the last six Games, Evgeny Rylov and Kliment Kolesnikov took best positions on the platform with Rio champion Ryan Murphy of the United States coming third. McKeown conveyed a staggering late fightback in the ladies' 100 backstrokes to pip Canada's Kylie Masse and add to Ariarne Titmus' gold in the 400m free on Monday just as the group gold in the 4x100 free-form hand-off. The 20-year-old McKeown's time was only two-hundredths of a second short of the world record she set in the Australian preliminaries in June. McKeown would more likely than not have had the option to contend at Tokyo if the Games had been hung on time last year with her dad battling with mental disease. He passed on in August. "It's not really what I have experienced, everybody has their own excursion. It just so happens I have made some intense memories," she said when gotten some information about her arrangements. In another race that went last possible minute - Lydia Jacoby of the United States won gold in the ladies' 100m breaststrokes, the 17-year-old Alaskan completing in 1:04.95, 0.27 seconds in front of Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa. Also Read: Tokyo Olympics Australia's Ariarne Titmus Shocks American Katie Ledecky

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Afghanistan cricket get green signal to play their 1st Test since Taliban's takeover, to face Australia in November

  • Sep 02, 2021
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The war-torn country's cricket board confirmed on Wednesday that the Afghan team has got approval from the Taliban to play a one-off test match against Australia in September. The game is scheduled for November 27 in Hobart.The test match will be Afghanistan's first match since the Taliban takeover earlier this month. The Australian cricket team also claimed the match was well underway."CA will continue to work with the Australian and Tasmanian governments ahead of the Afghan team's expected arrival later this year."The Taliban have said they will not interfere with the Afghan men's national cricket team, the country's biggest sporting success in recent years, although the fate of the more modest women's cricket programs remains unclear.Also Read- Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos BasirAustralian broadcaster SBS reported Tuesday that the Taliban would honour Afghanistan scheduled cricket matches, although a representative of the hardline Islamist movement indicated that tours may depend on relations with other countries."In the future, we want good relations with all countries," the broadcaster quoted Ahmadullah Wasiq, the deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission, as saying."When good relations are established, the Afghan players can go (to Australia) and they can come here."No country recognized the Taliban as the government of Afghanistan after they captured Kabul on August 14.Also Read- Afghan national team footballer Zaki Anwari dies in fall from US plane at Kabul airportAlso Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland

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Taliban set to ban womens sports in Afghanistan, claims report

  • Sep 09, 2021
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The Taliban said on Wednesday (September 8) that Afghan women cannot participate in sports, including cricket because sports activities "would expose their bodies." Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy director of the Taliban's cultural committee, told the media that sports activities were not necessary for women. Earlier this week, the Taliban decreed that only a woman teacher would teach female students but if that was not possible then ‘old men’ of good character could fill in. “I don't think women will be allowed to play cricket because it is not necessary that women should play cricket. In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered. Islam does not allow women to be seen like this. It is the media era, and there will be photos and videos, and then people watch it. Islam and the Islamic Emirate do not allow women to play cricket or play the kind of sports where they get exposed,” said Ahmadullah Wasiq, the deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission, in an interview. In November 2020, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) awarded contracts to 25 female cricketers. It also held a 21-day training camp for 40 female cricketers in Kabul. The International Cricket Council (ICC) requires its twelve members to have a women's national team and only full members of the ICC are permitted to play Test matches.Also Read- Afghan national team footballer Zaki Anwari dies in fall from US plane at Kabul airport When asked if no women’s cricket would mean ICC calling off the Hobart Test, Wasiq said the Taliban would not compromise. “Even for this, if we face challenges and problems, we have fought for our religion so that Islam is to be followed. We will not cross Islamic values even if it carries opposite reactions. We will not leave our Islamic rules.”Cricket Australia threaten to cancel Hobart Test against Afghanistan Meanwhile, Cricket Australia said it would not host Afghanistan for its first historic Test at Hobart if media reports about the women's team without the support of the Taliban are true. "Driving the growth of women's cricket is extremely important to Cricket Australia. Our vision for cricket is that it is a sport for all and we support the game unequivocally for women at every level," Cricket Australia statement on Thursday September 9. An update on the proposed Test match against Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/p2q5LOJMlw— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) September 9, 2021"If recent media reports that women's cricket will not be supported in Afghanistan are substantiated, Cricket Australia would have no alternative but to not host Afghanistan for the proposed Test match due to be played in Hobart," the statement added.Also Read- Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos Basir

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T20 World Cup: India look to fix batting order in final warm-up game against Australia

  • Oct 19, 2021
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Their preparations for the T20 World Cup off to a smooth start, and India will look to finalize their batting order for the tournament-proper when they face Australia in their second and final warm-up match on Wednesday. India will clash against Pakistan in their main event lung-opener on Sunday. The tournament will be Virat Kohli's last as skipper in the format besides being the swan-song for head coach Ravi Shastri. As Kohli pointed out before the preparation game against England on Monday, India's top three is already settled when KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opening the batting and the skipper coming in at the crucial no.3 position. Having made a stroke-filled 70 before retiring in the seven-wicket win over England, the young Ishan Kishan has also staked his claim for a place in the playing eleven. Rishabh Pant (29 not out) was promoted ahead of SuryaKumar Yadav and it remains to be seen where the latter bats on Wednesday. Rohit didn't bat against England and come Wednesday the right-hander is expected to get a go against the Australians. The talking point, however, remains all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who did not seem comfortable in his short stint against England. With Pandya not bowling, it remains to be seen whether the Indian think-tank will play him purely as a batter. India will also miss the sixth bowling option if one of the five strong attacks has an off day on the field. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had one against England on Monday, but Jasprit Bumrah was at his best. Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets, while Rahul Chahar was taken to task by the England batters. And come Wednesday, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy are expected to get a look in before the main business begins. On recent form, since losing the home series against Australia 2-0 before the 2019 ODI World Cup, India was unbeaten in eight series in a row. Since the 2016 T20 World Cup, India have played 72 T20 matches and won 45. Australia also began with winning start to their preparations with Josh Inglis hitting two fours in the final over to help his team beat New Zealand by three wickets a warm-up match in Abu Dhabi on Monday. There was mixed news for Australia in their first warm-up as David Warner's horror run continued after he was dismissed for a first-ball duck. Adam Zampa (2/17) and Kane Richardson (3/24) impressed with the ball, but a middle-order collapse meant the Australians needed late cameos from Ashton Agar (23 off 18 balls), Mitchell Starc (13 not out off 9) and Inglis (8 not out off 2) to secure the win. The Aussies have never exactly been a huge force in the shortest format and it remains to be seen whether they are able to finally get thngs going at the biggest stage. Teams (from): India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur. Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

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Australia pacer James Pattinson retires from international cricket

  • Oct 20, 2021
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Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has announced his decision to retire from international cricket after realizing he would not be in the reckoning for the Ashes Series due to fitness issues. The 31-year-old, who has played 21 test matches and 15 ODI matches, though will continue to play domestic cricket.Pattinson had recently suffered a knee injury during an intra-squad Victorian trial game"Leading into pre-season I really wanted to give the Ashes a crack but, in the end, I haven't had the preparation I would have liked heading into the coming season," Pattinson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au in a statement."If I was to be part of the Ashes, I would need to do myself and my teammates justice. I didn't want to be in a position of battling with my body when you need to be 100 per cent fit and ready to go at any time. That would not be fair to myself or the team.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal "It was then I felt that instead of trying to play at the very highest level, knowing I have only got three or four years of cricket left, I would focus more on Victoria, helping the young guys develop, perhaps some cricket in England and spending more time with my family." He claimed 81 Test wickets and 16 ODI scalps in his career after making his Test debut in December 2011 alongside Mitchell Starc and David Warner against New Zealand in Brisbane. His last Test was against New Zealand in Sydney in January 2020, while he last played an ODI back in September 2015 against England at Leeds.Also Read- England Captain Eoin Morgan Ready To Drop Himself In Bid For T20 World Cup Glory

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes added to Ashes squad

  • Oct 25, 2021
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Star all-rounder Ben Stokes, who had taken an indefinite break from all forms of cricket to focus on his mental health, was on Monday added to England’s Test squad for the Ashes series against Australia later this year. Stokes had taken a break from the game in July to focus on his mental health while also recovering from a finger injury he had suffered during the first leg of the IPL. “I had a break to prioritise my mental wellbeing and I got my finger sorted,” Stokes was quoted as saying by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). “I am looking forward to seeing my mates and being on the field with them. I’m ready for Australia,” he added. Stokes has been given the all-clear by his consultant and the ECB medical team to resume training following his second operation on a fractured left index finger, the ECB said in a statement. Managing director of England men’s cricket, Ashley Giles, said, “Following a very successful operation on his finger and several conversations over the last few weeks between Ben and I, our medical staff and his management team, Ben called me to say he was ready to return to cricket and was excited about the prospect of playing a significant role in the Ashes series.Also Read- Virat Kohli becomes first India captain in 29 years to lose World Cup match vs Pakistan “He will depart with the Test specialists and the Lions on November 4.” Stokes missed the home series against India and was not included in the T20 World Cup squad. However, earlier this month the 30-year-old posted a video on his social media about his return to training, which had given rise to speculation that he could appear in the five-Test series, which is due to begin in Brisbane. “Time and time again, benstokes has demonstrated how important he is to the England team and having him available for the Ashes series is excellent news for all of us and, in particular, Chris (Silverwood), Joe (Root) and the rest of the players,” Giles said. “Having not played for some time, we will move forward cautiously over the next few weeks to ensure he is fully prepared across all facets of his game. “Ahead of a very busy period of cricket, we continue to remain mindful of the stresses on all our personnel, and our primary focus continues to be the wellbeing of all of our players and support staff.”Also Read- T20 World Cup: Mohammed Shami faces vicious online abuse after India loss to Pakistan

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Warner tries to recreate Cristiano Ronaldo Coke bottle moment in PC

  • Oct 29, 2021
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Australian opener David Warner tried to recreate the ‘Cristiano Ronaldo Coke bottle moment’ in the post-match press conference after the match between Australia and Sri Lanka. Ronaldo had removed the Coke bottles from his table in the press conference earlier this year, and this resulted in a loss of $4 Billion for Coca Cola. Warner tried to do the same, but was asked to put the Coke bottles back on the table. In fact, Warner even asked whether he needs to put the Coke bottles back as well. The 35-year-old also cheekily stated ‘If it is good enough for Cristiano, it is good enough for me’..@davidwarner31 trying to be @Cristiano “if it’s good enough for Cristiano, it’s good enough for me” pic.twitter.com/Nyc7NfyKEs— Thakur (@hassam_sajjad) October 28, 2021David Warner’s superb half-century helps Australia trounce Sri LankaIn the encounter between Australia and Sri Lanka in t20 worldcup on October 28, 2021, Sri Lanka scored a decent total of 154/6 on the scoreboard. In reply, David Warner was in red hot form with the willow and scored a whirlwind 65 off 42 deliveries at the top of the order to help Australia breeze past the target with 7 wickets and 3 overs to spare. The left-handed batting dynamite struck 10 fours in his enterprising innings. Apart from Warner, Australian captain Aaron Finch and veteran hitter Steven Smith have also contributed useful runs. While Finch scored an impressive 23 balls 37, Smith stayed till the end and helped himself to a patient 28*. David Warner is one of the best hitters to ever play for the Australian team in the T20I format of the game. Warner is currently the second top scorer for the Australian team's in T20I cricket and has plundered 2344 runs in 83 innings at an average of 31.67 and a strike rate of close to 140. Warner has also scored 1 hundred and 19 fifties in T20I cricket as well. Warner will next take the field for the Australian side on 30th October 2021, when the kangaroos clash against their arch-rivals England at the Dubai International Cricket StadiumAlso Read- I believe that India can win the T20 World Cup: Virender Sehwag

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Pat Cummins appointed Australias new Test captain, Today Sports News

  • Nov 26, 2021
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Australia’s new Test captain | Today Sports NewsAustralian Defibrillator Pat Cummins is the new test captain of the Australian Cricket Team, officially announced Friday by the Australian Cricket Company. Former captain Steve Smith has also officially returned to the protagonist of Australian cricket as a backup for Pat Cummins.The last fastest player to lead Australia at the test level was Ray Lindwall during the 1956 game. Cummins is the Australian captain in the 47th round.Cummins' appointment leaves Australia as captain within three weeks of Ash's first testing of England following the dramatic resignation of former captain Tim Payne last week and the exposure of the 2017 sexting case. It will be done afterward."Australia’s new Test captain"In 2018, Smith was dismissed from the captain following a South African ball handling the scandal. In addition to losing the team's leadership, he was banished from the leadership position for two years."I am honored to accept the role that will be wonderful summer ashes," Cummins said in his statement. “We look forward to providing the same leadership that Tim (Pain) has given the group over the years.”The first of the five ash tests against the United Kingdom will begin on December 8th in Brisbane."He is an outstanding player and leader," said Nick Hockley, CEO of Cricket Australia. "He has received a lot of respect from his teammates and every corner of the game for his attitude and achievements both inside and outside the field."Official Tasmanian cricket authorities (CT) said on Friday a week later that Tim Paine, who was the focus of the entire episode, missed the Ashes v England series during his "leave of absence". The ticket gatekeeper has taken a step forward. He said. Australian Leaders Over the "Sexting" Scandal In a brief statement, government associations said Ben was scheduled to play in Tasmania for a day's home match in Hobart on Friday, but "for the time being". He said he couldn't.For live today sports news updates to visit here:- PITCHHIGH