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Mumbai T20I: India eye 8th successive series win over West Indies

Mumbai T20I: India eye 8th successive series win over West Indies

  • Dec 11, 2019
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India and West Indies will aim to come out with the final punch and outclass each other when they battle it out in the series decider at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.With the series closed in 1-1, the Indian hosts will face the West Indies two-times World Champion in the virtual final match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Hosts will search for eight wins in a row over the West Indies in all their forms after the second T20I loss.The West Indies recovered to put the series on par with a comfortable victory over India in the second T20I in Thiruvananthapuram after Virat Kohli helped the hosts dominate the opening of the series in Hyderabad. Visitors did well to keep the hosts to a manageable total of 170 after winning the toss and decided to bowl first. Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis achieved a healthy opening of 73 runs before both Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran led the West Indies to a convincing victory in the end.The Indian fielding was well below average at the first T20I. Dropping catches and many misfields led to say that if performance doesn't improve, the result won't be enough. The hosts are also good chasers, but they have to learn to defend goals.The vice-captain of India, Rohit Sharma, said the hosts did not trust the "very unpredictable" side of the West Indies which was well led by his fellow Indian team mate from Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard."They are unpredictable as a team. You never know what can happen on a particular day. Even in the first game, they played very well. It was Virat's brilliance that led us to the goal. With the West Indies, this always expected, said Rohit SharmaOn the other hand, the West Indies will imagine their chances of closing the series after their amazing return. For visitors, Wankhede brings good memories of the ICC 2016 World Cup semi-finals when Windies beat India and won the title.West Indies coach Phil Simmons said the team would rely heavily on Captain Kieron Pollard at the third T20 International Championship to decide the series against India, because his understanding of the field due to IPL exposure would be "invaluable" for bowlers."Kieron Pollard has played a lot at this place, while others haven't played much," Simmons said. "I think the experience they got from here is invaluable especially to Captain (Pollard), because he's been here for 10 years" at pre-match press conference.Here are the squads of both the teams:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Sanju Samson.West Indies: Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Denesh Ramdin, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Sherfane Rutherford, Shimron Hetmyer, Khary Pierre, Lendl Simmons, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr, Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams.HIGHLIGHTSWith the series locked at 1-1, hosts India take on two-time world champions West Indies in the virtual finalWest Indies bounced back to bring the series to parity with a comfortable victory over India in the second T20IIndia will be eyeing eight successive series win over West Indies across formatsRead More: India's squad for West Indies series: Rohit Sharma's workload, out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan in focus

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Live Cricket Streaming: When, where and how to watch IND vs SL?

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Live Cricket Streaming: When, where and how to watch IND vs SL?

  • Jan 07, 2020
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India vs Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) 2nd T20I Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: India expects to draw the first blood in the T20I series from three games in Indore on Tuesday against Sri Lanka after the first match in Guwahati was washed out.All eyes will be on  Jasprit Bumrah when he returns to international cricket. The 26-year-old, who is perhaps the best bowler in India, has been off the field for four months due to a back strain. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan faces the challenge of keeping his place in the team for the upcoming T20 World Cup.Meanwhile, the unit led by Virat Kohli will also seek to test how the likes of Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur interact with pressure situations in death overs alongside Bumrah in the absence of frontline runners Muhammed Shami (rest) and Deepak Chahar (stress fracture) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sports hernia).On the other hand, Sanju Samson is yet to play a game since he got selected in the T20I squad.When is India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I?India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I will be played on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.Where is India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I?India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I will be played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.What time is India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I?India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I will start at 7 PM IST. The toss will take place at 6:30 PM IST.Which TV channels will broadcast India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I?India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I will broadcast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Read: Australia tour of India, 2020 schedule, team player, live scoresWhere can I live stream India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I?The live streaming of India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I will be available on Hotstar. You can also follow live scores and updates of the match right here.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar.Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (C), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Kusal Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan and Kasun Rajitha.Read More: Australia tour of India, 2020 schedule, team player, live scores

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

India tour of New Zealand 2020

India tour of New Zealand, 2020 schedule, live scores and results

  • Jan 20, 2020
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The India Tour Of New Zealand 2020 is about, to begin with, the first match on 24th JanuaryThe Indian selectors have made the announcement for the T20I squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour. India will be playing a total of five T20 Internationals, three ODIs and two Test matches in New Zealand. The first match (T20I) between India and New Zealand will be held on 24th January 2020. However, the selection committee for the Indian team under the chairman MSK Prasad has kept the ODI and the Test squads on hold for now.The T20I Squad for the India tour of New Zealand 2020 includes the following members:Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mohammed Shami.The T20I Squad for the India tour of New Zealand 2020 includes the following members of the New Zealand team:Williamson (c), Hamish Bennett, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, and Tim Southee. The T20I team of India will be leaving for New Zealand on 20th January 2020, just one day after the final ODI between India and Australia held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on 19th January 2020.The broadcast of the complete New Zealand v India matches will be done on the following listed channels. Star Sports: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports SELECT 1, Star Sports SELECT 1 HD, Star Sports 1 TamilYou can even live stream the matches on the Hotstar app.Read More: Australian Open 2020: Australian Open Schedule, Score, ResultsThe Schedule of the India tour of New Zealand 2020 is listed as follows:1. New Zealand vs India     Date: 24th January 2020, Friday     Match: 1st T20I      Location: Eden Park, Auckland      Time: 12:30 IST / 07:00 GMT2.New Zealand vs India    Date: 26th January 2020, Sunday    Match: 2nd T20I    Location: Eden Park, Auckland    Time: 12:30 IST / 07:00 GMT3.New Zealand vs India     Date: 29th January 2020, Wednesday      Match: 3rd T20I      Location: Seddon Park, Hamilton     Time: 12:30 IST / 07:00 GMT4.New Zealand vs India    Date: 31st January 2020, Friday    Match: 4th T20I   Location: Westpac Stadium, Wellington   Time: 12:30 IST / 07:00 GMT5.New Zealand vs India    Date: 2nd February 2020, Sunday    Match: 5th T20I    Location: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui    Time: 12:30 IST / 07:00 GMT1.New Zealand vs India    Date: 5th February 2020, Wednesday   Match: 1st ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton   Time:07:30 IST / 02:00 GMT2.New Zealand vs India   Date: 8th February 2020, Saturday   Match: 2nd ODI   Location: Eden Park, Auckland  Time: 07:30 IST / 02:00 GMT3.New Zealand vs India    Date: 11th February 2020, Tuesday    Match: 3rd ODI    Location: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui    Time: 07:30 IST / 02:00 GMTNew Zealand vs India Date: 14th February 2020, FridayMatch: 3-day Practice MatchLocation: Seddon Park, HamiltonTime: 03:30 IST / 22:00 GMT1.New Zealand vs India    Date: 21st February 2020, Friday    Match: 1st Test    Location: Basin Reserve, Wellington     Time: 04:00 IST / 22:30 GMT2.New Zealand vs India    Date: 29th February 2020, Saturday    Match: 2nd Test    Location: Hagley Oval, Christchurch    Time: 04:00 IST / 22:30 GMTRead More: ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020 Full Schedule,Time table,Live scores,results,live streaming

India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I

India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: India eye maiden T20I series win in New Zealand

  • Jan 29, 2020
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HAMILTON: India is expected to achieve its first victory in the T20 International Series in New Zealand, and only a special return for hosts with difficulties in the third match here on Wednesday will delay what appears to be inevitable.India won the T20 Internationals in Auckland by six and seven texts margins, to beat 2-0.The third successive win in Seddon Park would give them their first victory of the T20I series on New Zealand soil, an achievement they had not achieved twice before. India lost 0-2 under Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2008-09, and last year, India lost 1-2.Overall, this Indian team has seen an increase in luck and has not been defeated in the five T20 series since the ODI 2019 World Cup, including the current team against Black Caps. The only competition they didn't win was against South Africa when the three-game series ended in a 1-1 draw after a match was canceled.However, their current win from T20I will not make any major change to the ICC ranking. Currently, India is ranked fifth in the T20I ranking and needs to win the remaining three games, this series 5-0, to advance to fourth from the current fifth.New Zealand is currently in sixth place. Pakistan, Australia, England and South Africa are ranked high on the leaderboard.The biggest concern at the moment is the progress towards the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year. However, in this context, the team's management is sure of the calm that several parts of the puzzle are starting to fit in, at the right time.This is mainly due to the performance of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer in recent months, especially on the tour so far.As such, no changes are expected in the Indian T20 team. On Tuesday, there was an optional training session with Captain Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, who were missing the action in the past games.The support team worked closely with these players who have not yet had a chance to play in the series. Ravi Shastri pays much attention to the Washington Sunder, while batting trainer Vikram Rathour was extremely busy with Rishabh Pant. Both are expected to rest again on Wednesday.There is a possibility of a change in the Indian composition. Kuldeep Yadav was out of the first two games in Auckland.Chahal provides more control and moves his spin away from most of the right-handed batsmen in the black caps team and, therefore, against the swing arch.Yadav is more adventurous on his journey, and the angle of his spin could have been easy fodder within the short borders of Eden Park.It remains to be seen if Kuldeep Yadav returns to competition in Seddon Park. In addition, there is little chance that Chahal, Yadav will play together, a move that India has avoided since the ODI World Cup.From New Zealand's point of view, this is the last chance for Colin de Grandhomme to make a good impression. The all-rounder on the team will be replaced in the last T20I by Tom Bruce.Grandhomme has played as a striker so far in the series, and he has 0 and 3 scores in the first two games.New Zealand is not very concerned about its bowling performance in this series, despite India's relative ease of chasing totals in the first two games. Its main concern is the rivalry with Indian bowling, especially Jasprit Bumrah, who has regained much of his pace.In both games, they could not take him, either at the beginning or during the death overs. For its part, India mixed well with things in the second T20, keeping Jasprit Bumrah until later in the power play.New Zealand performed poorly in Eden Park late, but it's record in Seddon Park is steady. They have won seven of the nine T20I games that they played here, and hope to prevent India from taking advantage of this game indisputably.Teams IND VS NZIndia: Virat Kohli (Capt.), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (Capt.), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.

India vs New Zealand

India vs New Zealand: Prithvi Shaw returns to Test squad; Mayank Agarwal replaces Rohit Sharma in ODIs

  • Feb 04, 2020
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Mayank Agarwal will replace injured Rohit Sharma in the ODI series from three games in New Zealand. Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw returns to tests when India's Board Cricket Control Commission (BCCI) announced alternatives and test teams on Tuesday.Along with Prithvi Shaw, Navdeep Saini is also included in the red ball cricket team.Ishant Sharma, who is currently recovering from an ankle injury, is also named on the 16-man test team, but his inclusion will be subject to a fitness license.Rohit Sharma was excluded from a calf injury in the fifth T20 International Championship against New Zealand last Sunday from the rest of the round.“Rohit had a muscle strain in his left calf during his fifth T20I against New Zealand in Tauranga on Sunday. He underwent an MRI in Hamilton on Monday. The opening mixture was excluded from the following ODI and Test series and will be referred to the BCCI statement,” The National Cricket Academy for Greater Management For your injuries. ""The High Selection Committee has appointed Mayank Agarwal in the ODI squad as an alternative to Rohit."On the other hand, Shaw, who has been suspended for 8 months for his abuse of doping, returned to the audition team after some excellent shows in the national season.Shaw played the last time in a Test series against the West Indies in 2018 at home, which was also his debut series.Shubman Gill, who recently scored a double ton against New Zealand A also finds a place on the test team.Pacer Navdeep Saini has also made his way to the test side after the impressive cricket performance of Limited Printing. Navdeep Saini had received its first beta test for a single test against Afghanistan in 2018, but had yet to start appearing. However, he continued to play three ODI and 10T20 for India.Pacer Jasprit Bumrah also returned to the audition team after being absent all season at home due to a break in tension.Kuldeep Yadav, who did not reach eleven in the five T20 against New Zealand, was removed from the testing team with their picks who chose two disk options specializing in Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.The 3-match ODI series begins in Hamilton on Wednesday.India's ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Kedar JadhavThe two-Test series begins in Wellington on February 21.India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant SharmaRead More: India tour of New Zealand, 2020 schedule, live scores and results

India lose hosting rights of 2021 men's world boxing championships

India lose hosting rights of 2021 men's world boxing championships

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Men's World Boxing ChampionshipsIndia lost the rights to host the 2021 Men's World Boxing Championships to Serbia on Tuesday after the International Boxing Association claimed that the national federation had not paid host fees, which claimed that AIBA "acted in haste".The Indian Boxing Association acknowledged the delay but blamed "procedural complications" arising out of AIBA's failure to solve "problems" regarding the account to which the funds would be transferred.An estimated $ 4 million was due to be made on December 2 last year.“After New Delhi failed to fulfill its obligations to pay the host fees as stated in the terms of the host city agreement, AIBA terminated the contract. Therefore, India will have to pay a cancellation fine of $ 500,000,” said in a statement.The elite competition, which would have happened for the first time in the country, will be held in the Serbian city of Belgrade."Serbia has everything to organize a major event for athletes, coaches, officials and, of course, for boxing fans," said Mohamed Moustahsane, AIBA President.BFI is chaired by Ajay Singh, who also owns Spicejet Airlines. AIBA has been suspended by the IOC due to poor financial management.“The AIBA account was frozen in Lausanne. AIBA was planning to make some previous payments through an account in Serbia. Since Serbia is on the gray list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF countries), Indian banks do not usually do so by sending money to Serbia. AIBA may not solve these problems, "read statement from BFI to PTI."We have reason to believe that the decision to relocate the WCH-2021 was taken quickly without proper consultation with the BFI ... the punishment is shocking and surprising."Both sides are working towards a friendly settlement. BFI is confident that the penalty will be suspended and that we will host the world championship in the future," he added.The National Authority held the Women's World Championship in 2018 and won the rights to host the Asian Championships later this year just a few weeks ago.AIBA said she was glad to have found a new host for the event, which will take place in the Olympic year now that the Tokyo Games have been postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic."It is a major step towards the new competition system and also the financial stability of our organization, which will depend less and less on Olympic funds," said Mustafa."Because of the rescheduling of the 2020 Olympics, the AIBA Executive Committee will discuss with the host country the possible dates to adjust," he added."We believe that we will maintain the planned schedule and will hold the world championship in 2021 after the Games if the pandemic situation is under control." The head of the Serbian Boxing Federation Nenad Borovcanin welcomed the Championship back to Belgrade after 43 years."After the 1978 historical championship in the capital, Yugoslavia, this is the second time that our nation has returned as a host. I firmly believe that the Serbian Boxing Federation will do a great job of organizing this tournament ..." he said.Read More: AIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

Shoaib Akhtar states he'd

Shoaib Akhtar states he'd `definitely` Like To Be The Bowling coach For Indian Cricket Team

  • May 05, 2020
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Shoaib Akhtar said he would produce "bowlers who are more aggressive, quick and talkative" if he had the opportunity to be the Indian bowling coach.Former Pakistani runner Shoaib Akhtar says he is interested in becoming the bowling coach for Indian Cricket team if there is an offer, saying that he is able to put in place "the most aggressive, fastest and most powerful pacers. " Akhtar expressed his desire for an interview on the social networking application "Helo". When asked if he would like to join the Indian bowling unit in the future, he replied in a positive manner. The current bowling alley in India is Bhatar Arun. "I will definitely do it," said Akhtar. "My job is to disseminate knowledge. What I have learned is knowledge and I will disseminate it."One of the fastest bowlers who played the game added, "I will produce bowlers who are more aggressive, faster and more talkative than the current bowlers who will pick up strikes in a way that they will like very much."He said he had always wanted to share his knowledge with emerging cricketers and was looking forward to producing more aggressive bowlers.He also added that he would like to "coach" the IPL Kolkata Knight Riders franchise, for which he played in the inaugural edition of the T20 League.The former player also spoke about his first interaction with the great Indian striker Sachin Tendulkar in the 1998 series."I saw him but I didn't know how big his name was in India. In Chennai, I came to know he was known as a god in India."Akhtar said, "He was my very close friend. In 1998, when I played as fast as possible, Indian fans celebrated with me. I have a huge fan following in India."Read More: 20 interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar

When I go to bat my heart rate is upraised, I feel the pressure - Dhoni

When I go to bat my heart rate is upraised, I feel the pressure - Dhoni

  • May 08, 2020
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The former Indian leader MS Dhoni has always been known for taking calculated risks and remain calm during crunch situations. But he's honest enough to admit that he feels hot when things get too complicated. By supporting MFORE, who was sacked by former Indian player S Badrinath alongside entrepreneur Saravana Kumar , Dhoni gave his opinion on the often overlooked mental health problem. "In India I think there is always a big problem with accepting a certain weakness with regard to the mental aspects, but we generally call it mental illness," Dhoni said in a session with coaches. From various major sporting disciplines before the nationwide lockdown."Nobody really says that when I go to bat, the first 5 to 10 deliveries my heart rate is elevated, I feel pressure, I'm a little scared because that's what everyone feels, how do you handle that? " Note the captain of the winning World Cup team. "It's a small problem, but we often hesitate to talk to a coach about it, so the relationship between a player and a coach is very important for any sport," said Dhoni, who did not participate in an international match. After the start of the semi-final of the Indian World Cup last July. Stressing the importance of the mental fitness trainer, Dhoni said: "The mental fitness trainer should not be the one who comes for 15 days, because when you come for 15 days, you only share the experience. If the mental fitness coach is still with the player, he can understand the areas that affect his sport. " Badrinath believed that MFORE's main objective was to eliminate mind-induced interference and allow the athlete to reach his true potential. "We have been working on this project for about 8-10 months. What we have is a group of 20-25 coaches and sports psychologists from around the world. Our idea is to make the athlete interact with them. We can then to propose specific programs, we have essentially created a platform which allows the athlete to regularly do his mental training. "Read More: Virat Kohli: Superb looking tattoos and their meaning

India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

  • May 22, 2020
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The BCCI  accepts the bilateral series in South Africa will also mean that it will have CSA's support if they want to regulate the IPL in the October-November window.India and South Africa may play three T20 Internationals at the end of August, provided the situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic improves substantially. Jacques Faul, Acting CEO of the CSA’s, said the accessories were currently scheduled for late August. Faul also spoke positively about the discussions that took place to play against India, but he added that much of this planning revolves around the closure and what the South African government will allow and what it does not allow."We had a good discussion with them (BCCI)," added the CSA  executive director.“We are engaging via SASCOC with the Minister (Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa). We are looking for a meeting with the Minister to obtain permission if necessary to play behind closed doors, and this relates to the possibility of touring India and other incoming tours."We are trying to be creative because it is an important tour to us."" Leading to that, Dr. Manjra, who heads the COVID-19 Steering Committee, is doing a great job. We are still guiding ourselves. A lot is being done regarding scenario planning."The fact that BCCI accepts this binary series will also mean that they will get CSA support if they want to organize IPL in the October-November window instead of the T20 World Cup.Given the rapid development of the situation, the CSA  confirmed that the chain will be subject to mandates from the highest authorities in India and South Africa.Fall said they have already started the process of applying for permission from the South African government. "We are seeking, through Sascoc, to meet with the Minister of Sports to obtain approval, if necessary, to play behind closed doors."This will specifically relate to the possibility of an upcoming Indian tour. "The CSA also confirmed that the India tour was not the only one they were working on. "We are dealing with the West Indies Cricket Council regarding the postponed tours and the FTP," he said."We are trying to find opportunities after his (West Indies) tour to England to see how we can fit this chain, whether on neutral ground or wherever we are allowed to play. We have to see where we sit. By August and what are the restrictions on cricket International. "Read More: How Indias fantasy sporting leagues grew during lockdown despite live sports going offline

The Balbir Singh impact: Story behind India’s 1975 World Cup win

The Balbir Singh impact: Story behind Indias 1975 World Cup win

  • May 26, 2020
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Remembering Balbir Singh Sr, who died on Monday at the age of 96, 1975 World Cup India hockey team Ajit Pal Singh spoke about the influence Balbir Singh had on the team as manager.It will be difficult to follow the impact of the three-time Olympic gold medal victory by Balbir Singh  Senior on the hockey legend against Indian hockey. Sometimes he did, even without raising a hockey stick. Balbir Singh was the director of the Indian hockey team that beat Pakistan 2-1 in an exciting competition to win the first World Cup in 1975. India's only success at the world championship remains to this day. Recalling the legend of hockey, who died on Monday at the age of 96, Indian hockey captain Ajit Pal Singh spoke of Balbir Singh's influence on the team.In an exclusive telephone interview with the Hindustan Times, Ajit Pal expressed his condolences for the disappearance of Balbir Singh and described him as an ideal man."It is really sad news that we lost an excellent Indian hockey column. Balbir  Singh was a great player, a great coach and a great coach. We were lucky because he was with us during the Cup from the world of 1975 and that he managed to win. He was perfect in all aspects of life: a balanced man. "In addition, he spoke of the dynamics he shared with the manager at the 1975 World Cup in Malaysia. "In 1975, our team got the perfect match, with everything in the right place. When the team (manager, players, coach, captain) clicks, it can only succeed. Winning the 1975 World Cup was a team effort. ""My relationship with Balbir was very friendly, off the pitch and on the pitch. He was an older player and was a father figure. We admire him for his advice." It was a perfect mix. "In the league, India suffered a terrible 2-1 loss in the group stage match against a weak Argentine team. The defeat forced India to beat West Germany in its next game to advance to the semifinals. Ajit Pal recalls how Balbir Singh motivated the whole team to break the fast."The Argentinian team was not good. They had a casual coincidence and they scored. We tried to get many chances, but we couldn't find a draw. It was disappointing for the players. The team was disappointed and frustrated. "The next morning, Albert Ji called us for a meeting. He said at the meeting, "Look, guys, whatever happened yesterday, forget it. Now, today and tomorrow, we have these two days to prepare for Germany. Today, we have to focus, we need to eat well, relax well, and chat. Ajith Pal said, "You can, God willing. Losing in Argentina doesn't mean you can't beat Germany. "India comfortably beat West Germany 3-1 to book a ticket to the semi-finals, while Malaysia beat 3-2 to reach the final match against Pakistan. "Being a great hockey player, his essence was how to motivate and discover the need of the hour, what are the kids talking about?" Ajit Pal said: "He was a very bright man, because he was a great player himself."The former Indian hockey superstar recovered from the last game against Pakistan, which was a very tense relationship. Pakistan got off to a good start, scoring an early goal. India rebounded strongly in the second period, then defeated its rivals 2-1 to lift the cup."The team was great and (Balbir Singh) seated at the side of the field, we were really motivated. Ajit Pal said:" I was very lucky because I am the team leader and we won the cup. "Balbir Singh Ji wanted the team to move forward together. It was a truly unforgettable experience in 1975, and we were very successful. We celebrated the World Cup victory across India, and it was a great time for hockey. "Article Source: hindustantimes.comRead More: India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

Virat Kohli Birthday

Happy Birthday Chase Master and Run machine

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Virat Kohli, Run machine, Chase Master, who is celebrating his 32nd birthday today, has received many nicknames for his insatiable desire to score goals. He is widely regarded as the best hitter to play the game ever, and few of his teammates rated him the best of all shapes. His ability to change the game depending on the look, without much confusion, is almost surreal. No wonder it is one of the biggest draws in international cricket. Let's take a look at the records kept by the captain of IndiaKohli holds the record for the most Test double-centuries by an Indian – 7 so far. He’s also the first Test captain to have recorded six doHe’s the fastest Indian to have scored 25 centuries in Test cricket.In 2019, he became the first hitter to score 20,000 points in a single contract.In 2016, it scored 973 points during the IPL, the most in a single edition in T20 League history.At the ODI World Cup 2019, he became the first captain to score five half-centuries in a row in the main event. In general, he is the second to do so after his Australian contemporary Steven Smith.He is the most successful test captain in Indian cricket history with 33 wins to his name.Kohli is the quickest ever to have scored 8,000 runs (175 innings), 9,000 runs (194 innings), 10,000 runs (205 innings), and 11,000 runs (222 innings) in ODI history.He’s the first batsman to have scored three straight centuries against two different opponents – against Sri Lanka and West Indies.He continues to be the only batsman to have scored over 300 runs in a bilateral series six times.He has scored 26 centuries in ODI chases which is the most ever in the format. Also Read: Virat Kohli : Superb looking tattoos and their meaning 

India-Australia Tour

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

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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

PUBG Unban

PUBG Unban in India | Latest News

  • Nov 17, 2020
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To help the PUBG Esport Indian gaming community, a dedicated version of PUBG Mobile will be available in late 2020. The developers have confirmed that the updated version of PUBG Mobile India will be different from the original global version of the game.Since the announcement of the Hindi version, players have wondered if they will regain their identity and if they can play other versions. Answers according to reports from multiple sources: Yes!Users will likely be able to get their skins and in-app purchases from the global version in its Indian version. In the game now, it is shown to the user that his character has moved to the Hindi version. Many, myself included, have been worried about their purchases and stats in their global version, which won't carry over, and have to start from scratch. Hope this is a positive sign.As we all know the servers are located in India and any game created by Krafton or its partners will be hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform. However, IDs that were sentenced to a 10-year ban will not be carried over to the India version.PUBG Mobile leaks indicate that the game starts at Level 1. However, it is so far disputed. Each migrated Indian Player ID will transfer Pubg Mobile India rewards, Achievements, Frames, UC, Reset Levels, Skins, 2-2 Name Change Cards, and many more."Basically, we don't see any real difference between what was and what is to come. It's the same game with some cosmetic changes to suit Indian sensitivities. The love for the genre and the gameplay is not forgotten. The game will return with the same enthusiasm for the core community," said Akshat Rathi, MD and co-founder of NODWIN Gaming for Indianexpress.com when asked about game changes.Also Read: Fortnite: Players complain about OP Marauders

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

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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  

Sports calendar

Sports Calendar 2021 - PitchHigh

  • Dec 16, 2020
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Sports Calendar 2021Here is a list of the most important sporting events for 2021. It is not possible to list all sporting events here, although we have tried to include all the major sporting events of the major sports, especially international competitions, known to date.Key events for this calendar year include the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, European Football Championship 2020, Rugby World Cup, Women's Rugby World Cup, World Urban Games, Invictus Games and World Fighting Games, in addition to the regular annual events.Check out the current calendar of major sporting events in the world.Date(s)SportEventLocationJan 14–31HandballWorld Championships (men)EgyptJan 21-31 (Postponed)Multi-sportsWinter UniversiadeLucerne, SwitzerlandJan 28-30Extreme SportsWinter X Games 25Aspen, Colorado, USAFeb 1-11Football (Soccer)FIFA Club World CupQatarFeb 6-12Multi-sportsSpecial Olympics World Winter GamesJämtland County, SwedenFeb 6 - Mar 20RugbySix NationsUK, Ireland, France & ItalyFeb 7Gridiron/FootballSuper BowlRaymond James Stadium, Tampa, FloridaFeb 8-21TennisAustralia OpenMelbourne, AustraliaFeb 9-21SkiingWorld Alpine Ski ChampionshipsCortina d'Ampezzo, ItalyFeb 23-Mar 7Skiing (Nordic)Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsOberstdorf, GermanyMar 9-23BaseballWorld Baseball ClassicJapan, Taiwan, USAMar 19-21AthleticsWorld Athletics Indoor ChampionshipNanjing, ChinaMar 23-28Multi-sportsWinter Military World GamesBerchtesgaden and Ruhpolding, GermanyApril 2-10 (postponed from 2020)Multi-sportsAsian Beach GamesSanya, ChinaApr 8-11GolfMastersAugusta, Georgia, USAApr 10Horse RacingGrand NationalAintree Racecourse in LiverpoolApr?Table TennisWorld ChampionshipHouston, United StatesApr 17 - May 3SnookerWorld Snooker ChampionshipCrucible Theatre in Sheffield, EnglandMay 1Horse RacingKentucky DerbyLouisville, Kentucky, USMay 3-9Multi-sportsWorld Combat GamesNur-Sultan, KazakhstanMay 14-22Multi-sportsArafura GamesDarwin, AustraliaMay 14-30Multi-sportsWorld Masters Games (Summer)Kansai, JapanMay 17-23GolfUS PGAKiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SCMay 21 - June 6Ice HockeyIIHF World Championshipco-hosted by Minsk, Belarus and Riga, LatviaMay 30Auto RacingIndianapolis 500Indianapolis, USAMay 15Football (Soccer)FA Cup finalWembley Stadium, LondonMay 23 - Jun 6 (TBC)TennisFrench OpenParis, FranceMay 29Football (Soccer)UEFA Champions League Final?May 29 - Jun 5 (postponed from 2020)Multi-sportsInvictus GamesThe Hague, The Netherlands Jun 11 - Jul 11 (postponed from 2020)Football (Soccer)Euro 2020the tournament played across Europe, the final in London UK.Jun 11 - Jul 11 (postponed from 2020)Football (Soccer)47th Copa AméricaArgentina, ColombiaJun 12-13Auto Racing89th 24 Hours of Le MansCircuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, FranceJunIce HockeyStanley Cup finalsJunBasketballNBA FinalsUSA/CanadaJun 17-20GolfUS OpenTorrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, CaliforniaJune?Football (Soccer)FIFA Club World CupChinaJune-JulyFootball (Soccer)African Cup of NationsCameroonJun 26 - Jul 18CyclingTour de FranceFranceJun 28 - July 11TennisWimbledonLondon, EnglandJul 15–18GolfBritish OpenRoyal St George's Golf Club Sandwich Kent EnglandJul?Extreme SportsSummer X GamesMinneapolis, Minnesota?Jul 23 - Aug 8Multi-sportsSummer OlympicsTokyo, JapanJul 30-Aug 8Multi-sportsWorld Police and Fire GamesRotterdam, South Holland, NetherlandsAug 8-19Multi-sportsSummer UniversiadeChengdu, ChinaAug?BoxingAIBA World Championships (men)New Delhi, IndiaAug 24 - Sep 5Multi-sportsParalympic GamesTokyo, JapanAug 30 - Sep 12 (TBC)TennisUS OpenNew York, USAAug 31-Sep 6GolfSolheim CupToledo, Ohio, USASep?RowingWorld Rowing Championships?Sep?Multi-sportsWorld Urban GamesBudapest, HungarySep?CyclingUCI Road World ChampionshipsBruges and Leuven, BelgiumSept 10-19Multi-sportsIslamic Solidarity GamesKonya, TurkeySep 18 – Oct 16RugbyWomen's World CupNew ZealandSept?AFLGrand FinalMelbourne, AustraliaSept?Rugby LeagueNRL Grand FinalSydney Cricket Ground, AustraliaOct?BaseballWorld Series?Oct 13-17CyclingWorld Track ChampionshipsAchgabat, TurkmenistanOct 18 - Nov 15CricketICC World T20 (men)IndiaOct 23 - Nov 27Rugby LeagueWorld CupEnglandNov 2Horse RacingMelbourne CupVictoria, Australia?Multi-sportsLusophony GamesLuanda, AngolaNov 21-Dec 2Multi-sportsSouth-East Asian GamesHanoi, VietnamDec 2-19HandballWorld Championships (women)Spain 

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 

Test Cricket

Top Opening Partnerships in Test Cricket

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In a five-day game in which both teams play twice, the rookies play an important role in laying the groundwork. For the first hit team, you want your players to get off to a great start so that the others can take advantage of that and put pressure on the opponent. One of the most important roles in converting a team's fortune to test cricket is the starting batsmen. No wonder why the teams with the best beginners at their disposal are so successful in the longer format.In Test Cricket, if a beginner falls early, it gets really hard on the mid-ranking to driveRecovery against the red ball. Beginners play against the opposing team's best shootersFace the toughest spells in Test Cricket. Test cricket has, over the years, witnessed many world-class beginners who become an inspiration for the younger generation.Gautam Gambhir and Virender SehwagGautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have been hailed as one of Test Cricket's Best Indian Opening Pairs. It was super fun to watch the two hit together, regardless of the format. The two share a great bond and played for Delhi Ranji Team. Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir participated in several surprising opening partnerships during the period 2004-2012, where they wrestled together at the starting position in 87 events and scored 4,412 points with an average of 52.52. They participated in 11 federations of a hundred races in Test Cricket.Marvan Atapattu and Sanath JayasuriyaMarvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya ended their careers with a lot of jobs under their belt. Both scored numerous rounds in all formats and shared excellent Test Cricket partnerships. Together, they scored 4,469 points in 118 rounds when they began for Sri Lanka in the test. They scored matches with an average of 40.26 healthy and participated in 9 100 entries in the longest-running form of the game.Alastair Cook and Andrew StraussFrom 2006 to 2012, England was blessed with strong starting partner Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook. Both were prolific run-scorers for England. Alastair Cook is, in fact, England's number one run-scorer on auditions. Cook and Strauss scored many kicks together as beginners and contributed significantly to England's Test victories.They are currently the third-best starting pair on Test Cricket, having scored 4,771 passes together with an average of 40.96. Additionally, they shared 14 race partnerships when they opened for England in the test.Matthew Hayden and Justin LangerDuring the period 2000 and 2007, Australia was considered invisible. They boasted strong leadership, including a world-class starting pair of Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer. Langer and Haynes had the ability to build a great partnership and tire opposing bowlers.Both leftists have enjoyed an excellent cricket career. They formed many associations that helped the team win matches. Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer are currently the second-best starter duo on Test Cricket. The duo fought together in 113 rounds, scoring 5,655 rounds with an average of 51.88.Gordon Greenidge and Desmond HaynesThe West Indies staring couple Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes are still the best starting duo in Test cricket. Greenidge and Haynes love to work together and have come together in numerous partnerships. Greenidge and Haynes played one of the biggest roles in making the West Indies a formidable test unit during the 1990s, starting together in 148 rounds, scoring 6,482 points with an average of 47.31. Sew up to 16 assemblies for hundreds of executions.Also Read: India vs Australia 1st Test | IND vs AUS Probable XI | Fantasy Playing Tips | More

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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

Highest Paid Cricketer

Jasprit Bumrah become highest paid Indian cricketer in 2020

  • Jan 06, 2021
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In the year the COVID-19 pandemic shortened the cricket calendar, fast-paced cricketer Jasprit Bumrah became the highest-paid Indian cricketer in 2020. The brand surpassed cricketer Captain Virat Kohli, who was awarded Rs. 1.29 crore and pocketable Rs. 1.38 million rupees during the year.Each Indian cricketer pays Rs. 15 Lakhs, Rs. 6 lakhs, and Rs. 3 lakhs for each test, ODI and T20I played respectively. Now, players holding A+ grade contract earn a salary of Rs. 7 million rupees every year except for the same. In this sense, given that both Bumrah and Kohli are A + players and the former has played most of the games in this calendar year, he is the one who made the most money.What if Virat Played?Had Virat Kohli played the 2020 Final, Boxing Day Test against Australia won by India, he would have emerged as India's best cricketer ahead of Jasprit Bumrah. But due to paternity leave, this was not possible.Ravindra Jadeja is the third-highest paid cricketer.Rohit Sharma is not in the top fiveIndian Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma has yet to find a place in India's top five income countries this calendar year. This was due to the fact that due to fitness issues, the white ball leg was completely missed from the Australia Tour, as well as the first two test matches. The Junior was only able to play 3 ODI matches and 2 Match Test this calendar year, thus earning only Rs. 30 lakhs.Third on the list is Ravindra Jadeja, who has earned Rs. 96 lakhs over the course of a calendar year. The off-roader could have won more, but the injury kept him out of the starting line-up during the last two-quarters of the World Cup against Australia, as well as the first round in Adelaide.Also Read: Rajeev Shukla set to become BCCI vice-president

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India vs England 2021 | England tour of India Full Schedule, venue, dates - All you need to know

  • Jan 12, 2021
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Cricket will return to India in February next year when India hosts England. India is set to play 4 Tests, 5 T20I, and 3 ODI against England, as BCCI announced on Thursday. It will be a good opportunity for both teams to get used to the conditions in India, especially with the T20 World Cup that will be held in India next year. Fans will be excited to see cricket returning to the country after nearly a year.Here is the full schedule of India vs England 2021.India vs England 2021, Test series Schedule1st Test: Chennai | 5th Feb-9th Feb2nd Test: Chennai | 13th Feb-17th Feb3rd Test: Ahmedabad | 24th Feb-28th Feb (D/N)4th Test: Ahmedabad | 4th-8th MarchIndia vs England 2021, T20I series Schedule1st T20I: Ahmedabad | 12th March2nd T20I: Ahmedabad | 14th March3rd T20I: Ahmedabad | 16th March4th T20I: Ahmedabad | 18th March5th T20I: Ahmedabad | 20th MarchIndia vs England 2021, ODI series schedule:1st ODI: Pune | 23rd March2nd ODI: Pune | 26th March3rd ODI: Pune | 28th MarchAlso Read: Jasprit Bumrah become highest paid Indian cricketer in 2020

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Ind vs Eng 1st Test: Virat Kohli just a century away from becoming captain with most 100s in history of cricket

  • Feb 01, 2021
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India Test Series Against England - Virat Kohli on the cusp of biggest hitting record in history:After a successful tour of Australia, India will host England in a four-match IND VS ENG Test series, starting on February 5 with the captain of India on the cusp of one of the biggest records in cricket. Virat Kohli could become a leader with most horns under his belt. Just imagine, in the entire sport of cricket, no captain has accomplished what Virat was ready to achieve by scoring a hundred more throughout the series.Virat Kohli is on the cusp of a great record: Most centuries as a captain in international cricketVirat Kohli needs a hundred to outrun Ricky Ponting and become the captain with the most international centuries. Ponting and Virat Kohli are currently tied at the top of the list with 41 international hundreds each as a leader.Virat Kohli - 41 centuries (191 entries)Ricky Ponting - 41 centuries (376 entries)Virat Kohli on the cusp of a great record: a summary of Kohli's centuries as captain against EnglandFrom 41 centuries of Kohli as sponsors, 20 came from red cricket, while the remaining 21 came from ODIS.Virat Kohli won 5 centuries against England in tests, of which 4 became a patron. Let's do a quick summary(Visakhapatnam, 2016) - 167Virat Kohli scored his first test ton against the Three Lions in Vishakapatnam in 2016. The Indian captain scored 167 deft hits as the Men in Blue scored a massive win over 246 times.(Mumbai, 2016) - 235Virat Kohli continued to shine in the series, achieving a double century, and was one of India's leading architects, beating England 4-0 in the 5-match Test Series.(Birmingham, 2018) - 149The third tonne came from Kohli as captain against the Three Lions in Birmingham in 2018. Dynamo batting to 149 but to no avail as England triumphed by winning 31 times.(Nottingham, 2018) - 103After falling 2--0 in a five-match Test series, Virat Kohli played a captain's hit to divert India's fortunes. Kohli achieved an extravagant 103 in the second half to keep India alive in the series and scored a complete win in 203 rounds.Also Read: Virat Kohli Net Worth 2020 | Salary, Income, Cars, Bikes, Endorsements

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India vs England: BCCI green-signals 50 percent capacity in Stands for 2nd Test

  • Feb 02, 2021
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Chennai: The second test between India and England at MA Chidambaram, which will take place from 13-17 February, is ready for fans to enter the stadium and has filled 50% of the seating capacity. The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) received the green light from BCCI on Monday.The opening test will continue to be held behind closed doors, but players from India and England can expect fans to cheer them up on the field from the second Test onwards."The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry informed us that the fans can participate in the second round. We are awaiting official confirmation. The first round will be held behind closed doors. It is too late to make arrangements for the first round," said the TNCA secretary. RS Ramasaamy told on Monday.The Ministry of Sports decision to allow fans to enter stadiums for outdoor events and the Tamil Nadu state government amended guidelines to allow 50% of fans to enter the stadiums have opened the door to development after it was previously reported that fans would not be able to participate in the first two. the examsWith Kiosks I, J, and K licensed last year and open to the public again, the total capacity at Chepauk is around 38,000. According to Ramasaamy, between 12,000 and 15,000 tickets are expected to be put up for sale. Seating in the coveted wing and terrace enclosure will remain off-limits to the public due to their close proximity to the players' locker rooms. "We will not have pavilion seats and the balcony stands to ensure that no one approaches the players' area," said Ramasaamy.All players tested negativeMeanwhile, players from India and England have completed a six-day quarantine after having tested negative in three RT-PCR tests conducted during that period. All the Indian players were present at Chepauk Monday night and did some stretches and warm-ups. They'll hit the net on Tuesday morning for their first full training session.England will follow suit by training as a group for the first time on Tuesday afternoon. Ben Stokes, Joffra Archer, Rory Burns, who traveled to India a few days before the England team because they weren't part of the Sri Lanka streak, have been training MAC 'B' networks since Saturday.Also Read: VIRAT KOHLI JUST A CENTURY AWAY FROM BECOMING CAPTAIN WITH MOST 100’S IN HISTORY OF CRICKET

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Indias playing XI for 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal waiting for a chance, high time Rohit Sharma score big in 2nd Test

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Ind vs Eng Rohit Sharma vs Mayank Agarwal for Second Test: India team player Rohit Sharma again failed to perform during India's first Test against England in Chennai and has faced the wrath of cricket experts and fans in a losing streak since. Recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered during the 2020 IPL. On his return, Rohit just finished 147 passes in his last six Test rounds with a maximum score of 52, which is just fifty for him in his last eight test entries.Notably, Rohit was sent off with a score of 6 and 12 in the first Test against England and since his return to the Test team, Rohit has been accused of throwing his window in contrast to his inaugural partner Shopman Jill, who was recently in the face of Sublime. With a bat. Moreover, in the last three rounds, Rohit managed to score only 147 points with an average of 24.50.Ind vs Eng Test II: Rohit Sharma got a score at best, and Mayank Agarwal waited behind the scenes:India expects Rohit Sharma to get off to a good start in Round Two. If Rohit fails again, team leadership may include Mayank Agarwal in eleventh at some point in the series.Agarwal wasn't able to score much in Australia, but he's done well overall since his debut in 2018. The Karnataka right-hand player scored 1052 points, averaging 45.73 in 14 tests and spanning three centuries, including double a ton.Additionally, Agarwal boasts an exceptional average of 99.5 in the home. He played five home auditions and scored 597 rounds, including three pods. Its highest score is 243 points.Much will depend on Team India's opening matches in Test 2 if the hosts want to come back in force after facing a crushing defeat in Test 1. Also, with the crash of the WTC summit, India will reach out by firing HIT-MAN on the targets.India’s predicted playing XI for the second Test: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel /Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ishant Sharma.Also Read: India vs England: BCCI green-signals 50 percent capacity in Stands for 2nd Test

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INDIA vs ENGLAND 2nd Test: Ashwins solid century helps India set 482-run target for England

  • Feb 15, 2021
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IND vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 3 LIVE Scoring: Ravichandran Ashwin made an impressive century at his home, Chepauk, to help India score 286/10 in the second half of the second Test against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Previously, Virat Kohli had broken his 25th Test and with Ashwin saved India after England pressured the hosts with five early wickets from Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkiya Rahane, and Axar Patel that day. 3. While Pujara was on the first day of the day, Rohit faltered after a few moments. Also, Pant couldn't stay any longer in the fold, faltering at 26th as well. After a few jumps, Rahani is caught in a short leg. Meanwhile, Axar tried to support Virat Kohli from the other end, but he could not stay still as Moein Ali held him in front of the logs.However, Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin fixed the roles for India before Moeen Ali eliminated the first round and Kuldeep Yadav returns moments later.Meanwhile, England now needs 482 rounds to win as they lost just 134 in response to India's first total of 329 matches.India 2nd Innings 286/10 (85.5 ov)BatsmenRB4S6SSRRohit Sharmast BT Foakes b MJ Leach26702137.14Shubman Gilllbw b MJ Leach14280150.00Cheteshwar Pujararunout (BT Foakes / Ollie Pope)7231030.43Virat Kohli (C)lbw b MM Ali621497041.61Rishabh Pant (WK)st BT Foakes b MJ Leach8111072.73Ajinkya Rahanec Ollie Pope b MM Ali10142071.43Axar Patellbw b MM Ali7181038.89Ravichandran Ashwinb OP Stone10614814171.62Kuldeep Yadavlbw b MM Ali390033.33Ishant Sharmac OP Stone b MJ Leach7241029.17Mohammed SirajNot out16210276.19Extra20 (b 5, w 0, nb 0, lb 15)Total286/10 (85.5)Yet To BatBOWLINGOMRWECONOlly Stone6.512113.07Jack Leach33610043.03Moeen Ali3279843.06Joe Root401503.75Stuart Broad932502.78Dan Lawrence10707.00Fall Of WicketsFOWOverShubman Gill1-4211.2CA Pujara2-5518.6RG Sharma3-5521.1RR Pant4-6525.3AM Rahane5-8630.3Axar Patel6-10636.1Virat Kohli7-20265.4KL Yadav8-21067.6Ishant Sharma9-23776.4Ravichandran Ashwin10-28685.5India started the third day with 249 races against Rohit Sharma 25 * and Cheteshwar Pujara 7 * in the fold. The Ravichandran Ashwin's five-course tournament was the highlight of Day Two of Test Two, helping India finish the first half for England in 134 races before the hosts began to consolidate their lead over visitors at MA Chidambaram here on Sunday.On the second day, India's score was 54/1, with Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara on the field. The hosts are currently enjoying a 249-lead lead over England and will be looking to add many more games to get the best chance of winning the match. India had a good start in the second half, as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill set regular boundaries. Leach gave England the first achievement by taking Jill (12) 12th.Pujara then took to the field and played cautiously, along with Rohit, to ensure India did not lose a floor of the day.Earlier, England had the worst possible start when Rory Burns (0) got a leg before the delivery window by Ishant Sharma in the first round of innings. Soon after, Ashwin knocked out Sibley (16) and England dropped to 16/2 in eighth.Skipper Joe Root (6) failed to leave a mark when he defeated the ball sent by Axar Patel, as a result of which the left arm turnover scored his first test cricket lead. England continued the fight when Ashwin ousted Lawrence (9) and England entered the first half at 39/4.Ben Stokes and Ole Pop resumed the second session of 39/4 and had a short position 13 times for the fifth wicket. Ashwin ended the Stokes' 18th season and brought him back to the wing.Ben Fox joined Pop in the middle and tried to build a solid partnership for the sixth wicket. The duo played cautiously and added a partnership 35 times before pacemaker Mohamed Siraj joined the match and fired Bob (22).Foakes, along with Moein Ali, led the team to the 100th race mark. Aksar Patel broke the stands and tore Ali's scalp (6). In the final match before tea, Ashwin captured Stone (1) and took his fourth share of the match.Jack Leach also couldn't leave a mark when Essent fired him before Ashwin took the wide window at the '60s to finish his first tour of England.Earlier in the day, Rishabh Pant (58 *) led half a century of defeating India to 329 in the first innings. India lost fast terrain in the first session of day two and was only able to add 29 races to its overnight total.On the first day, Rohit Sharma played 161 knockouts while Ajinkya Rahane backed him with a 67 stroke to help the hosts advance in the match.

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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: 55,000 spectators to be allowed at Motera

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Test 3 against England at the renovated Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is expected to have a healthy crowd of spectators. The largest cricket stadium in the world holds 110,000 people, and the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) decided to allow 50% capacity during the third round.This means that there will be 55,000 tickets for sale and it will be the first sporting event to see such a strong crowd since the Covid-19 outbreak last March.The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) hopes to remove the spectator limit in the coming days. "GCA has decided 50 percent capacity. Not much of a rush yet, but sales are expected to pick up in the next 3-4 days. This will be the first international match at this refurbished stadium. Since the third test is about day and night. A lot of people are expected to come. Currently, GCA expects at least 30,000 viewers on the first day of testing. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told TOI on Tuesday, “We can have a job to celebrate the occasion.There is no decision on the pitch yetMotera has two types of courses ready for the next two exams. The playing field is a square of 11 fields, six of which are made of red ground and the rest are regular. Both options will be granted to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There are multiple throws of each type for testing. The Secretary of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is overseeing the preparations and a call will be made in the field as soon as the teams arrive in Ahmedabad, "the source said.Also Read: IPL 2021: KINGS XI PUNJAB CHANGES NAME NOW WILL BE KNOWN AS 'PUNJAB KINGS' 

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India vs England: Indias squad for 3rd and 4th Test vs England announced, Umesh Yadav may join team

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Ind vs Eng: The All India Supreme Select Committee met on Wednesday to select the team for the last two test matches to be played in Ahmedabad against England.India squad for 3rd and 4th Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj.Umesh Yadav will join the team in Ahmedabad and after assessing his fitness he will replace Chardul Thakur, who will be released in the Vijay Hazare Cup.The committee also selected five reticle shooters and two reserve players.Net Bowlers: Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh KumarStandby players: KS Bharat, Rahul Chahar.Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Priyank Panchal have been released for Vijay Hazare Trophy.Ind vs Eng schedule:England’s tour of India, 2020/21 – Test seriesS.No.DateMatchVenue124th – 28th Feb3rd Test (D/N)Ahmedabad24th – 8th March4th TestAhmedabadAlso Read: IND VS ENG 3RD TEST: 55,000 SPECTATORS TO BE ALLOWED AT MOTERA 

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Indias playing XI for 3rd Test: 1 place 4 contenders Siraj, Pandya, Kuldeep & Sundar?

  • Feb 23, 2021
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Heading into Test 3 against England, India has a lot to think about when it comes to picking the eleventh man in the eleventh game. The third round will be a day/night pink ball match at Ahmedabad Baker Stadium which opens up different possibilities as the conditions are not so simple. According to the sources, the team management has not yet decided whether to play 3 rotors or 3 pacemakers in the third test. For this reason: Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya, and Muhammad Siraj have been asked by the team management to remain ready for the match.India’s Playing XI for 3rd Test:Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R.Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah Fight for 11th Spot between – Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammed SirajIndia vs England 3rd Test – Why so much uncertainty over playing XI?Reason: In the second test in Chennai, where the wicket was a band controller, India came out with three spindles and two pacemakers. But the day/night test is a different game. Not only does the SG ball have a thick lacquer coating to prevent wear and tear, but the field is also expected to have some turf to hold it together for five days.All this points to a snacker's help, at least for the first day. But if the pitch is set up in such a way as to assist spinners like the first two tests in Chennai, it would be preferred to use the third rotor, which can provide the depth of hitting. There are three options: Kuldeep Yadav or Washington Sunder.For a simple and fourth option, India has to choose between Hardik Pandya or Muhammad Siraj, and Umesh Yadav has a choice in the eleventh.PINK Ball Test – 3rd Spinner or the 3rd Pacer in Indian XI?With Ravindra Jadeja absent due to injury, the selection of the Indian team was a nuisance. In his absence, the main question was about who would partner with Ravichandran Ashwin. Before the third test, it can be assumed that India will present Ashwin and Axar Patel, who passed the second test. But the option to place a third roulette game cannot be ruled out.Kuldeep Yadav: Kuldeep's contribution to India's victory in the second Test was very limited. He only threw 12.2 exaggerated and closed two windows. With the bat, he fell on the flop, scoring three runs. But it is only vertigo on the team, and it might come in handy in day/night conditions.Washington Sunder: One of the options India could go along with, the Washington Sunder is a player who can strike well to provide India with a depth that reaches into India. If Sayed Mushtaq Ali Cup matches were considered, Motera Stadium could be easy to turn, meaning that aside from Ashwin and Patel, Sander might be the other option.- Indian bowlers got 19 wickets per match and they all went with pacemakers.- Indian spinners Ashwin & Jadeja only fired 7 savers in 2 rounds with no success.Third pacer slot:Here the circumstances are at stake. Since the test is a day/night thing, dew can be a factor like the lawn on the court. Furthermore, the only day/night test in India in Eden Gardens against Bangladesh showed that the locksmiths rule the ball with the pink ball, returning 19 fields for the match.With Muhammad al-Shami injured, as well as Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, who will be playing their 100th Test, India can put in a third pacemaker as the hitting lineup is expected to remain the same unless they retire due to late injuries.Umesh Yadav: Umesh Yadav, one of the pacemakers featured on India's first day/night test at Eden Gardens, has an impressive record at home. In his last five home events, Yadav has won 33 wickets. But as he returns from the injury, it could be risky to press him too soon. However, it could still be the third-best pacemaker choice in India if the team management decided to opt for a specialized pacemaker and the players failed to make much progress.Hardik Pandya: Looking at bowlers who have limited hitting skills other than Ashwin, Pandya might be the perfect guy to enter the game XI. He can strike and he can be a pacemaker between half and he can play 10-15 games a day. But Pandya is also back from an injury and throwing 15 times a day could become a problem. If chosen, it will be after a long absence of more than two years.Also Read: INDIA vs ENGLAND 2nd Test: Ashwins solid century helps India set 482-run target for England 

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SouL Mortal PUBG Mobile ID, stats, K/D ratio, setup and more

  • Feb 25, 2021
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PUBG Mobile's astronomical rise in recent years has facilitated the growth of its competitive landscape, and game-related content creation has grown at a rapid pace.Undoubtedly, Naman "Mortal" Mathur is one of India's most famous personalities in both esports and content creation. For anyone who has followed PUBG Mobile, it is impossible not to know SouL Mortal. In this article, we'll talk about Mortal's PUBG mobile ID, stats, and more.PUBG Mobile ID of MortalMortal's PUBG Mobile ID is 590211476 and his in-game nickname is SouL Mortal. He is also the leader of the SouL team.Here are his stats for PUBG Mobile Season 14.Mortal only played Squad Mode in Season 14. So far, he's played 26 games and has 4.46 K / D, which is pretty surprising.In the previous season, he played one "double" and 236 matches for the team. He had 4.72 K / D in Season 13.Mortal’s Professional CareerMortal is a player and owner of the popular PUBG Mobile "Team SouL". He won many awards for his name as a professional player.His team took 1st place in PUBG Mobile Club Open - Spring Split: India 2019 and PUBG Mobile India Series 2019.Team SouL also finished second in the PUBG Mobile Club Open - Fall Split: South Asia 2019.Read More: PUBG Unban in India | Latest NewsMortal’s YouTube channelMortal started creating content for YouTube in September 2016. He initially posted content related to another popular mobile game called "Mini Militia".Mortal then switched to PUBG Mobile after the game was released. It garnered over 5.5 million subscribers and has over 621 million views. He is currently using iPhone 11 Pro Max.His YouTube channel description reads:“Mobile/iPad Streamer and a professional player for Team SouL.”Also Read: PUBG Mobile India launch date, new features, countries where the game was unbanned 

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PUBG Mobile 2 Launch: PUBG 2 launching globally, India launch not possible

  • Feb 25, 2021
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PUBG Mobile 2 launch: The world of PUBG is celebrating, and waiting in the bait, as PUBG Mobile 2 is reported to be launching globally later this week. PUBG Mobile 2 can keep the basic layout of Battle Royale the same, but revise the entire game to come in a futuristic environment, specifically based on the year 2051.While the new version will be celebrated by the worldwide PUBG fraternity, the PUBG ecosystem in India is still on the sidelines and the game has been banned in India since September.The situation in India has not changed at all according to Insiders. According to the information on InsideSport.co, the government is not ready to give in to its previous position and India will in no way be a part of the launch of PUBG Mobile 2.What is the launch of PUBG Mobile 2, what will the game look like and what are the changes to GAME-PLAY?The game will be a clear sequel to the original PUBG Mobile game, which pioneered the Battle Royale mobile gaming format. According to information about the game on Twitter:The game will contain completely new maps,The game will contain futuristic combat weapons options and drones to aid in the game's battles.The game will also introduce some new "gadgets" as part of the main game and other similar futuristic elements that will be adapted for a 2051 fantasy projection.The game is also said to be eligible for release on both iOS and Android.According to information from various reports, the official announcement of the new version of PUBG Mobile will be made during the PUBG Global Invitational.S 2021 tournament, which is scheduled to begin on the weekends.Also Read: SouL Mortal PUBG Mobile ID, stats, K/D ratio, setup, and more

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ICC World Test Championship: Virat Kohlis team India need a draw in 4th test to seal the WTC final berth

  • Mar 02, 2021
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ICC World Test Championship – Draw in India vs England 4th Test will take India to WTC Finals: The fourth series of the test match between India and England begins on Thursday. Virat Kohli, India will only need a draw to win the 4-match Test Series. The fourth-round draw may also preserve India's place in the WTC Finals.New Zealand had already booked their place in the World Trade Championships finals, and India's resounding 10-point victory over England in the third round eliminated England from the WTC Finals race.However, England could still play the India fatal plan if India were defeated in the fourth test match. In such a scenario, India would be eliminated and Australia would qualify for the WTC Finals.ICC World Test Championship Scenarios in DetailNew Zealand already qualifiedNew Zealand is currently top of the WTC ranking with 70.0 percentage points. The Black Caps are the only ones to qualify for the World Cup Final so far.WTC final scenario for IndiaIndia only needs a draw or win in the fourth round to confirm its place in the WTC Finals. They lost the first test, but came back strong in the second and third tests, as they advanced 2--1. Now they will have to win the event chain 2-1 or 3-1 to get to Lords.WTC final scenario for EnglandEngland is now out of the race. But if they manage to win the next event, India will also be wiped out.WTC final scenario for AustraliaAustralia, meanwhile, has completed its WTC assignments and will closely monitor the two tests in Ahmedabad. If the Test Series between India and England ends in a 2-2 or 1-1 draw, Men Down Under will pass. Also, England's 2-1 victory would end in Australia's favor.Distribution of points in ICC World Test ChampionshipMatches in seriesPoints for a winPoints for a tiePoints for a drawPoints for a defeat2603020034020130430151005241280Also Read: Road Safety World Series 2021: Full list of matches(timetable), venues, ticket booking

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India Playing XI 1st T20 against England, big question mark over KL Rahuls place in XI

  • Mar 09, 2021
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Rohit Sharma has returned to the Indian T20 as well as the Rishabh Pant form. So where does this leave Kuala Lumpur Rahul's 11th India center? Rishabh Pant's phenomenal return will lead to many interesting developments at the top of the ranking.The Pant's inclusion means that KL Rahul, who until a few months ago was a goalkeeper's first choice, is unlikely to be wearing large gloves. Both Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were key players at the start of the match until recently, but Rahul's emergence as a strong white-ball specialist sparked the competition.Dhawan recently earned a score of 150 in the Vijay Hazare Cup for Delhi, and when it comes to Rohit, there's nothing to dispute.So where does team management fit in with Rahul, who was a successful player in the IPL? Will he be placed in the middle-ranking because Dhawan is not suitable for hitting less? These are two closely related questions and there will be a follow-up question in the answer.With Captain Kohli himself in third and two revolutionaries like Pant and multi-level player Hardik Pandya expected to play the big shots in fifth and sixth places, where would you best leave Rahul? The only place it can be assigned is number 4, but Shreyas Iyer and Suriyakumar Yadav are also fighting for a place.If one closely follows the XI player picking pattern, Surya, the emotional favorite, will have to wait for his turn because Shreyas has done nothing wrong.But when it comes to a three-way fight between Rahul, Shreyas, and Surya, the man from Karnataka defeats the boys from Mumbai with his combination of punches and the ability to shift gears.This means that among KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Surya, only one will make it to Indian Play XI.India Playing XI – Headache is a bowling combination too? Likewise, in the percussion section, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, once India's greatest white ball advocate, returns after a long break and will face a duo fight with Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur.For Bhuvneshwar, his experience and being a better Rami player in death compared to Shahar puts him in good shape, but he hasn't played much cricket except for some Mushtaq Ali matches.The same goes for Chahar, the tough bowler who excels at swinging but is more than just one trick with no contrast during the tenth stroke. Shardul is a cunning soccer player who can swing him at a fast pace and between the three of them, he can use the long handle to get the best spin.Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, and Axar Patel are the three expected winners in the eleventh game on the Slow Cliffs of Motera. In another three-way fight, Thangarasu Natarajan, with his variety of yorkers, has a better chance to start compared to Navdeep Saini.In total, there are far too many good players and too little space for them all with three safe choices: Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jaspreet Bumrah who are already resting or recovering from injury.Once they return, that will be a major concern of management, but they won't mind.India’s T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.Also Read: Kieron Pollard hits Six 6s in an over against Sri Lanka 

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Ind vs Eng 1st T20: Virat Kohli confirms, Rohit Sharma-KL Rahul to open against England

  • Mar 12, 2021
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With Rohit Sharma returning to the T20I, India captain Virat Kohli confirmed that his first partner would be KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan would be with the team as a third start.“We cannot accommodate all three openers in the playing XI. Out of Dhawan and Rahul, only one will find a place in the XI. KL (Rahul) and Rohit (Sharma) have been consistent performers. Those two will start,” Virat Kohli said at a hypothetical press conference ahead of India's first T20I match against England on Friday in Ahmedabad.India faced a dilemma in picking first place against England in the five-game T20I series, as Rohit's return to the team would mean Rahul or Dhawan are excluded. Dhawan was not, however, in bad shape, scoring half a century against Australia and following him by 153 in the Vijay Hazare Cup. But in Rahul, India, you get an exploding opener that can slow you down depending on the situation. Rahul's vector preservation abilities are an added bonus as well.“It’s quite simple, KL and Rohit have been performing at the top of the order for us and those two would start. If Rohit takes a rest or KL has a niggle or something Shikki (Shikhar Dhawan) obviously comes back as a third opener,” Kohli said.Virat Kohli's decision to go with Rahul in place of Dhawan was supported by former India batsman at VS Laxman and former coach MSK Prasad. Laxman said that given the T20 World Cup, Rahul would be a better pick despite Dwan's level.“It will be a tough question, as far as the selection of the second opener is concerned. There’s no doubt about that because Rohit Sharma is an automatic choice in white-ball cricket. I will still go with KL Rahul because over the last few months and years I think the Indian team management went with KL Rahul as an opening batsman and he has done really well in that position,” Laxman said on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected show.Ind vs Eng 1st T20: ‘Bhuvneshwar Kumar key to India’s plans’The other place already occupied in the starting line-up against England is Hovneshwar Kumar's pacemaker. Bovanishwar, returning from injury, will lead India's swift attack in the absence of Jaspert Bumrah and Muhammad Shami. Kohli said throwing the UP remains key to India's plans for the T20 World Cup to be held in India in October.“Bhuvneshwar is shaping up really well. He's back, he's in good shape. He has done very well to get back to his highs and looks like a smart worker, and we've seen him in the past. He continues to bring this experience to the field that will be vital to us.” Kohli said at the conference The journalist "has a clear understanding of what he wants to do in the future."Bhuvneshwar last played for India in the T20I series against the West Indies in December 2019 and was sidelined due to injury. But he returned to IPL and local cricket after his recovery.“He wants to contribute towards many more Indian wins in the coming months. Obviously in the T20 World Cup, we would need our most experienced T20 bowler and he is right up there with anyone else in the world in the start, in the middle, and in the death as well. He is a guy you can bank on and I am very glad to have him back. Hopefully, he can build strongly from here and be as ready as he is now for the World Cup,” Kohli said.Also Read: IPL 2021 DATES

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Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan score brilliant half centuries, India comfortably beat England by 7 wickets

  • Mar 15, 2021
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India beat world number 1 England by 7 wickets to draw the 5-match series 1-1. Virat Kohli and rookie Ishan Kishan made impressive shots in the Indian victory by chasing a goal that scored 165 times with two goals.Brilliant Kishan scored in his debut 56 (32 balls).On the other hand, Captain Virat Kohli was unbeaten in 73 out of 49 balls. Kohli completed his 26th place in the international T20 and in the process became the first player to score 3000 T20.In the center, Rishabh Pant played a small cameo with 12 balls out of 26 times.IND beat ENG in 2nd T20: Earlier, India started very poorly, with KL Rahul being returned to the wing without scoring any goals. But Virat Kohli with apprentice Ishan Kishan played brilliantly to lead India on the path to victory.They both added 94 seconds to wicket 60 balls. Ishan Kishan looks particularly good, scoring 56 with 4 Sixes and 5 Limit punches.Kishan's debut with Suryakumar Yadav begins today as Virat Kohli decided once again to put Rohit Sharma to rest.IND defeated ENG in 2nd T20 - Indian bowlers broke out in death to limit England to 164/6. In the last 5 hikes, Indian bowlers Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Hardik Pandya have only given 35 shots and have not allowed England to finish the boom.IND beat ENG by 7 WICKETS, wins 2nd T20 – Series Tied at 1-1Follow Live Updates – Indian Innings –Batsmen RB4S6SSRLokesh Rahulc Jos Buttler b SM Curran06000.00Ishan Kishanlbw b AU Rashid563254175.00Virat Kohli (C)Not out734953148.98Rishabh Pant (WK)c JM Bairstow b CJ Jordan261322200.00Shreyas IyerNot out8800100.00Extra3 (b 0, w 1, nb 1, lb 1)Total166/3 (17.5)Yet to BatSA Yadav, HH Pandya, Washington Sundar, SN Thakur, B Kumar, YS ChahalBOWLINGOMRWECONSam Curran412215.50Jofra Archer402406.00Chris Jordan2.5038113.41Tom Curran2026013.00Ben Stokes1017017.00Adil Rashid403819.50England Innings- 164/6 in 20 overs Batsmen RB4S6SSRJason Royc B Kumar b Washington Sundar463542131.43Jos Buttler (WK)lbw b B Kumar01000.00Dawid Malanlbw b YS Chahal242340104.35Jonny Bairstowc SA Yadav b Washington Sundar201511133.33Eoin Morgan (C)c RR Pant b SN Thakur282040140.00Ben Stokesc HH Pandya b SN Thakur242110114.29Sam CurranNot out6510120.00Chris JordanNot out00000.00Extra16 (b 1, w 5, nb 0, lb 10)Total164/6 (20)Yet To BatTK Curran, Jofra Archer, AU Rashid BOWLINGOMRWECONBhuvneshwar Kumar402817.00Washington Sundar402927.25Shardul Thakur402927.25Hardik Pandya403308.25Yuzvendra Chahal403418.50INDIA vs ENGLAND 2nd T20: Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are making debuts today. Rohit Sharma is again rested and so is Shikhar Dhawan. Both the Mumbai Indian players will be in playing XI today.England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil RashidIndia (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Read: IPL 2021 Dates

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Ind vs Eng 3rd T20: Ishan Kishan arrives, is it end of road for Shikhar Dhawans T20 World Cup dreams?

  • Mar 16, 2021
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The 50 slopes of Ishan Kishan at the 2nd International T20 Meeting between India and England made Shekhar Dhawan's way back in the Indian T20 chart of things very difficult. Ishan has been talked about as a talent since his age-group days, but there was a small crack in his armor. The young man had difficulty knowing when to attack and when to defend. But all of this appears to be fading after he led India to a 7 wicket win with 56 of 32 impressive balls.India captain Virat Kohli, who collaborated 94 of 54 balls with the lefty hitter, was among the first to give Ishan the credit for the win. "A special reference to Ishan, the way he's struck," Kohli said in the presentation. "It completely changed the game. We were one for nothing. I tried to do my best, but then I took the game completely away from the competitors. Follow his instincts. Hit the quality at the start."Ishan's rise has put Dhawan in a very difficult position. The Delhi-born was the winner of the India match at ICC events, but with a decline in the form of new names making their way into the squad, the team leader may have to make very tough decisions in the coming days.Ishan Kishan arrives, where Shikhar Dhawan in Indian XI stands Dhawan's biggest advantage to India is his attacking style at the top, as well as the advantage of being left-handed.In comparison, Ishan Kishan is more aggressive in his approach. With him, the combination of left and right on top is still intactDhawan breaks down the bowlers on top and his temperament is top-notch. Kishan is capable of destroying attacks, but his temper will only be measured when he faces more difficult situations than he faced on Sunday.Ishan Kishan's ability to 6 hits is a huge advantage over Dhawan. His 30 games in IPL & 4 vs Eng at 2nd T20 are great proof of that.Another feature Kishan brings is his skill as a dedicated wicketkeeper. He could be a huge endorsement of Rishabh Pant.Duane clearly has a tough competition now with the arrival of Ishan KishanRelying on a game he mastered under the strict supervision of four-time Indian Premier League Champions (IPL) Mumbai Indians (MI), Ishan was the biggest team between India and England. Show all the qualities of the "X factor" that Kohli talks about often.“When you play in the IPL with as dominant as him, against the high-end bowlers, we saw him hitting the international speed bowlers with six top players,” Kohli said."He's a daring character. You should continue to support your instincts. We had a conversation in the middle where he understood and analyzed the game very intelligently. He knew he was hitting the ball really well, so he kept using his chances. But it was counted. He was not reckless. That's what you want to see at Youth… The attendance, it looks great, is still retreating but with the realization of the game situation and I think today that the counter-roles for him and our partner [94 rounds of 54 balls] were something the team needed and presented. The team.”Ishan Kishan’s arrival can be bad news for Rahul too?Rahul now faces stiff competition from Ishan. Karnataka's hitter has not been able to utilize his potential in the series yet. In the two matches he played, Rahul was back on a golden duck.Rohit, who missed his first two matches against England, will definitely be with the Indian national team for the T20 World Cup in October. But outside Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, and Ishan Kishan - the team leader will have to rule out 1. In the current scheme of things, Kishan will have little advantage over his big counterparts.Also Read: VIRAT KOHLI, ISHAN KISHAN SCORE BRILLIANT HALF CENTURIES, INDIA COMFORTABLY BEAT ENGLAND BY 7 WICKETS

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India Playing XI for 4th T20: Will Virat Kohli persist with KL Rahul despite 3 failures?

  • Mar 18, 2021
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India team dropped 2--1 in the 5-match T20 series. One misstep, India will lose the series at home against England. This is why Indian captain Virat Kohli is in trouble. The decision to be made by Virat and the Indian Research Center has to do with KL Rahul's struggle.India v England: KL Rahul has had three failures: Virat Kohli now has to decide whether to continue with Rahul and remain involved in one of his most trusted lieutenants or move on to other options and save the series.While Virat Kohli and India coach Vikram Rathore supported Rahul on top, saying he had been the best hitter in T20 for the past 2-3 years, along with other players on the team, it would be tough to justify inclusion. In the eleventh play of the fourth T20."Those things change very quickly. For us, he's been a hero. If you look at their stats over the past two or three years, they are probably better than everyone else in world cricket in the T20s. One of our best hitters will still be with Rohit in the part." We have no worries there. T20 is a very instinctive game. We know that once you start playing positive and you get some shots, it's about five or six balls like this, and all of a sudden they return to that area, "Kohli said after the match.Rahul also had Rathore's endorsement. The Indian striking coach said Rahul was India's top hitter in T20 with an average of over 40 in the past year."Anyone can go through the lean phase. Last year, I think KL was our best hitter in the T20 format. He averages over 40 with a strike rate of 145. So three mistakes don't change that fact. He's probably the best hitter we have at this." He did well for us last year. I think this is the moment when we need his support as a team. I am absolutely sure that he will come out of this difficult phase that he is going through, "Rathore said at the post-match press conference.India Playing XI for 4th T20: Should KL Rahul continue?After the captain and coach's remarks, despite grades 1, 0, and 0, ITRC will likely continue with Rahul and Rohit Sharma in the lead. But if Rahul fails again and India loses, the same think-tank will have some tough questions to answer before the match.India Playing XI for 4th T20: Should Yuzvendra Chahal make way for Axar Patel?India vs England: While there has been a lot of talk about the inauguration of India, the performance of the Indian leader, Chahal, is now also subject to the scanner. Chahal was unable to simulate his performance in IPL for India. In his last 12 games by T20I, Chahal has averaged 43.6 and an economy of 9.27. In his third T20 against England, he came back with expensive numbers, conceding 41 points in 4 sums.This is not talking about Chahal being included in India's eleventh game for the fourth T20. Alternatively, with Washington Sundar performing well as a second-round, Axar Patel could lead the India cargo, especially after his rich exploits in the Test series against England. Although he played in 1st T20, he did not complete his quota, conceding 24 times in three runs without any wicket. But given Chahal's bad form on the show, Patel might wink in front of him.IND vs ENG: INDIA Likely Playing XI – 3rd T20Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel / Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur & Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read: Virat Kohli: Superb looking tattoos and their meaning 

England- India Test Series To Kick Off 2nd World Test Championship: Report

  • Jun 30, 2021
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Two months after the sad misfortune at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, Virat Kohli-drove Team India will start the procedures for the second pattern of the World Test Championship, playing the opener against England in a five-Test series beginning August. As indicated by ESPNCricinfo, the subsequent cycle will traverse August 2021 to June 2023. The timetable and scene for the last are up in the air by the ICC. The subsequent cycle will involve just two five-Test series - the Ashes in December being the other. The Border-Gavaskar series in India in 2022 will be the solitary four-Test series. Also Read: On This Day In 2007: Sachin Tendulkar Became First Batsman to Cross 15,000 ODI Runs MarkThe subsequent cycle also will include nine groups, with each playing six series: three home and three away - which were recently concluded in 2018 by every one of the individuals as a component of the 2019-23 Future Tours Program. India's home mission will start with the New Zealand series, which will likewise stamp the beginning of Blackcaps' title-safeguard campiagn. They will likewise confront Sri Lanka an Australia at home. South Africa and Bangladesh will be their other abroad series. Britain will play the most Test matches (21), trailed by India's 19. New Zealand, the champs of the debut title, will play just 13 Tests.

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India's cherished 'Captain Cool' turns 40

  • Jul 07, 2021
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Forty years of 'Captain Cool'. Previous India commander MS Dhoni praises his 40th birthday celebration on Wednesday. The Jharkhand-conceived cricketer, who might not have imagined turning into the player he did, was genuinely bound for significance. As a young man, he adored football yet years and years after the fact, he wound up as perhaps the best player from India to have graced the 22 yards of a cricket field. Such has been the life and seasons of MS Dhoni. With long bolts, unadulterated enthusiasm, and an irresistible grin, the Railways player entered the worldwide field in 2004. He confronted a couple of introductory hiccups toward the beginning of his disagreement the Indian group, his 148 against Pakistan in Vizag in 2005 showed the world the ability that he had. In any case, it was only the start of the tempest. Also Read: England- India Test Series To Kick Off 2nd World Test Championship: ReportHis enormous hitting capacities assisted him with fixing a spot in the Indian group across designs as he cut his own position in the games as 'the finisher'. Indeed, even before we understood, all of India ended up placing all their trust in the youthful shoulders of Dhoni, anticipating that he should rescue difficult situations. As a general rule, he conveyed as he changed into a senior player. Dhoni directed the 'Men dressed in Blue' to the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup title, helping in excess of a billion group recuperate from the 2007 ODI World Cup failure a couple of months back. He was uncommon. Continuously was. Then, at that point came the 2011 World Cup, when Dhoni 'polished it off in style' to hand his country the second they were sitting tight for as far back as 28 years. He, alongside his associate, gave batting incredible Sachin Tendulkar the ideal splitting blessing. In the event that that was adequately not, under his initiative, India secured the 2013 Champions Trophy on English soil. Sweet, correct? Lamentably, things didn't exactly continue as before since. His side went down to Australia in the 2015 World Cup elimination rounds followed that "that" Dhoni run-out finishing India's lingering any expectations of triumph against New Zealand during the 2019 CWC elimination rounds. Ultimately, on August 15, 2020, Dhoni reported his retirement from all types of cricket, cutting down the blinds on a distinguished lifetime.

Justin Langer on instructing Australia: I totally love my work, seeking to be an incredible mentor

  • Jul 09, 2021
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"On the off chance that the board and the CEO and superior chief trust I'm the opportune individual to continue to lead us forward. I love my work," Langer was cited as saying by The Sydney Morning Herald.Also Read: Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India's Cherished 'Captain Cool' Turns 40Langer opened up on the reports recommending players condemned his instructing style, saying he was "hurt" by how player input had been addressed. Langer is making an honest effort to be upbeat despite 'frightful' media reports."I didn't care for losing to India in the stunning series, nobody likes losing. I'm dedicated, I love my work, I love the Australian cricket crew, I love the players and I love Australian cricket. They're the things I esteem most in my life. Ideally, I've done a truly great job the most recent three years, that has been the input. Long may that proceed."Until my agreement comes up in a year or past I'll do what I generally do. I'll be striving to help Australian cricket become an incredible Australian cricket crew. That we continue to create saints since that is the thing that we've all had since we were young children and the Australian public loves what we're doing. That is the thing that we're about," Langer added."We're not an incredible group yet and that is the thing that we're all yearning for. Like I'm seeking to be an extraordinary mentor. I'm not an incredible mentor yet, I'm trying to be an extraordinary mentor. I'm running after it and I trust every one of the players are doing likewise. I was truly fair about that and it was an outrageously inspiring two days", Langer as cited by cricket.com.au.

Olympics: PM Narendra Modi Collaborates With Tokyo Bound Indian Competitors, Certain They Will Make The Nation Proud

  • Jul 14, 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interfaced with India's Tokyo Olympics-bound unforeseen and paid attention to competitors' motivating stories in front of the show-stopper. Modi requested that the competitors not be hindered by assumptions and do as well as they possibly can at the Games. Bowmen Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav, spear hurler Neeraj Chopra, runner Dutee Chand, veteran fighter MC Mary Kom, star shuttler PV Sindhu, tennis pro Sania Mirza and paddlers Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra were a portion of the competitors who included in the virtual collaboration. PM Modi stretched out all the best to them in front of the Games in Tokyo, starting from July 23. He likewise had a word with the competitors' folks throughout the communication. Modi told star toxophilite Deepika that the country is placing down its trust in her. You're world number 1 at this point. Your excursion is extremely unique," Modi said. "My excursion has been accepted all along, I began with a bamboo bow and afterwards moved to current bow step by step," Kumari said in answer. "...There are assumptions, yet one expects the most from oneself. Along these lines, I am zeroing in on my training and how I will perform," she added. Also Read: India To Send A 228 Strong Contingent To Tokyo Olympics With 119 Competitors In ItModi additionally asked boxing symbol Mary Kom to name her number one competitor. In answer, she named boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, as her motivation. Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh have been named India's banner carriers at the initial function of the Tokyo Olympics. Runner Dutee Chand said, "I have three sisters and one sibling and individuals used to explain to my mom why she was bringing forth such countless young ladies. We had little food to eat and my dad's pay was additionally extremely low. I was thinking on the off chance that I play well I can find a decent line of work in the public authority area." Spear hurler Neeraj Chopra said, "Sir, I have consistently been a major enthusiast of the Indian Army. I played for 5-6 years before I was approached to join the Army and I have been focussing on my game from that point forward. The Army and the Indian government is furnishing me with each office that I need and I'm giving it my everything." Modi, further, likewise addressed the guardians of PV Sindhu and commended them for support their girl during her excursion to progress. Modi likewise got some information about limitations in her eating routine and how mentor Gopichand removed her telephone and kept her from having frozen yoghurt during Rio Olympics. "I'm certain you will make progress this time as well," the Prime Minister told Sindhu. "I'm certain that you will make India pleased by scaling new statures," Modi further said to every one of the competitors. In the interim, IOA President Narinder Batra likewise affirmed that the Indian Olympic unexpected to be the 228-in number. "The all-out Indian unforeseen for Tokyo Olympics will be 228. There will be 67 male competitors and 52 female competitors. We are battling for 85 decoration occasions," Batra said in the virtual communication. Association sports and youth issues serve Anurag Thakur, pastor of state Nisith Pramanik and law serve Kiren Rijiju were likewise a piece of the cooperation. Also Read: What Daily Inside Tokyo Olympic Village Will ResembleRecently, PM Modi had surveyed arrangements for the help of India's unexpected at the Tokyo Olympics and talked about "the calculated subtleties, their immunization status, the multi-disciplinary help being given." The principal clump of the Indian unexpected will withdraw for Tokyo on July 17 through a contract flight. The unforeseen will highlight more than 120 competitors at the masterpiece. With rising worry over the pandemic in Japan, the Tokyo Olympics will be held under a highly sensitive situation in Japan without observers from July 23 to August 8.

India visit through England: Cricket need to live with Covid-19 for not so distant future, says ECB boss Tom Harrison

  • Jul 16, 2021
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England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), CEO, Tom Harrison, has safeguarded the board's choice to not force severe bio-bubble rules for the forthcoming five-match Test series against India, beginning from August 4 in Nottingham. We're in an alternate situation to a year prior or even a half year prior truly concerning how we adapt to Covid. We're sincerely attempting to figure out how we live with it and establish safe conditions for individuals instead of bio-secure conditions," Harrison was cited as saying by Cricbuzz. "There's an immense distinction between the two. Players are simply tired of bio-security and bubbles and that language we have gotten so used to utilizing. It's negatively affected psychological well-being for players, time away from families. We are simply not ready to work that sort of climate going ahead," he added. With concerns previously mounting about the practicality of the Test series among England and India, in the midst of the Covid-19 cases inside the India camp. India's wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and four additional individuals from the Indian unforeseen in England have been compelled to isolate for 10 days in London. One of the care staff as preparing partner/net bowler Dayanand Guarani tried Covid-19 positive on July 14. Aside from Guarani, those in isolate incorporate the bowling trainer Bharat Arun, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and hold opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, who was recognized as his nearby contacts. Also Read: ICC Announced New Points System For Next World Test Championship CycleA BCCI discharge on Thursday evening said that Pant has not been remaining at the group lodging, which recommends he is probably not going to have influenced some other India players, and that he is "headed to recuperation". Gasp will actually want to join the remainder of the India crew in the wake of returning two negative RT-PCR tests. A similar guideline applies for the four other people who are at present in isolation. The remainder of the Indian crew is headed to Durham, they will reach in the evening in the wake of reassembling in London following 20-dawn.Also Read: Olympics PM Narendra Modi Collaborates With Tokyo Bound Indian Competitors Certain They Will Make The Nation ProudGasp, Saha and Easwaran are set to miss the group's 3-day practice game against a County Championship XI beginning July 20. The match will be played away from plain view and 90 overs will be played every day. Durham Cricket will communicate the game on its Youtube channel.23-year-old Rishabh Pant has been in isolate for as far back as 8 days in the wake of testing positive on July 8. He got the infection in the wake of going to England's Euro 2020 round of 16 matches against Germany on June 30. The Indian cricket board affirmed that Pant is asymptomatic.

Shikhar Dhawan Finishes 10,000 Runs In International Cricket As Opener

  • Jul 19, 2021
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India's substitute white-ball chief Shikhar Dhawan has finished 10,000 runs as an opener in global cricket. The left-gave batsman accomplished the accomplishment against Sri Lanka in the principal ODI of the three-match series here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, and Rohit Sharma are the other four Indian batsmen to have scored more than 10,000 runs as an opener in worldwide cricket. In the main ODI against Sri Lanka, Dhawan likewise turned into the 10th Indian batsman to score 6000 runs in the 50-over design. Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Mohammed Azharuddin, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag are the other nine batsmen who have scored over 6000 runs in the ODI design. Shikhar Dhawan (86*) and Ishan Kishan (59) featured with the bat as India crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the main ODI here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. With this success, India has acquired a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second ODI will presently be played on Tuesday. Prior, India continued taking wickets at standard spans, yet Chamika Karunaratne's unbeaten 43-run thump helped Sri Lanka post 262/9. For India, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Deepak Chahar got back with two wickets each.Also Read: ICC Announced New Points System For Next World Test Championship Cycle

Sania Mirza 'Pleased' On Contending In 4th Olympics: Been Waiting For This Since Beginning

  • Jul 20, 2021
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India tennis star Sania Mirza said that she was amazingly glad to prepare for her fourth Olympic appearance at 34, adding that she could have just longed for this at the start of her profession. Sania brought up that playing at the Olympics is something that each competitor longs for and she was glad to be on the plane to Tokyo to contend in her fourth Olympics. Sania Mirza is good to go to turn into the primary Indian lady to highlight in four Olympic Games when she takes to the court in the ladies' occasion in Tokyo in the wake of meeting all requirements for the masterpiece occasion through her secured positioning. In the wake of bringing forth her first kid, Izhaan, in 2018, Sania Mirza made a triumphant rebound in January last year as she won the Hobart International WTA occasion. Also Read: Tokyo 2020: World No 1 Novak Djokovic Affirms He Will Contend At Olympics"Playing at the Olympics is something that any competitor just dreams of. To have the option to play four of them is something that I could have just longed for toward the start of my profession. So it involves incredible pride," Sania Mirza disclosed to India Today Consulting Editor, Sports, Boria Majumdar in a meeting while at the same time venturing out to Tokyo. Sania Mirza had missed out on her lady Olympic decoration just barely five years prior in the 2016 Rio Games when she slammed out of the blended duplicates bronze award match with Rohan Bopanna. "If someone had advised me at the last Olympics that I'll have one more shot at it, I would have dismissed it," Mirza further added. Sania Mirza will collaborate with Olympic debutant Ankita Raina in women's doubles.Also Read: India To Send A 228 Strong Contingent To Tokyo Olympics With 119 Competitors In It

Tokyo Olympics: I'm Certain Competitors Will 'Return With Magnificence', Says Narinder Batra

  • Jul 20, 2021
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Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra said that he likes to utilize Prime Minister Narendra Modi's way of thinking of not squeezing the competitors who are in Tokyo for the Olympics in light of which he will not uncover the number of awards he is anticipating that India should win this time. "On decorations I'll say what the Prime Minister said, don't put any pressing factor. Simply give your 100% and I am certain the competitors will return with brilliance," Batra revealed to India Today on the trip to Tokyo from India alongside tennis star Sania Mirza, who is participating in her fourth Olympics. "Coming to Sania it is a major honour to address the country in a fourth Olympics. Simply shows that you are so devoted to your nation and game," said Batra. Also Read: Sania Mirza Pleased On Contending In 4th Olympics Been Waiting For This Since BeginningBatra will be in Tokyo for the term of the Olympics and said he is expecting to guarantee that the competitors have an agreeable stay during the Games. "Our responsibility is to guarantee that competitors have an agreeable stay when they go there. That is the thing that I plan to do while I am in Tokyo," he said. The Olympics start on Friday and will go on till August 8.

Tokyo 2020: Indian Competitors Engaging Covid-19 Panic And Olympics Pressure At The Games Town

  • Jul 21, 2021
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The pandemic-deferred Tokyo 2020 Olympics is set to get in progress from Friday in what the top of the World Health Organization said was required as 'a festival of expectation'. Rising Covid-19 cases in having a city of Tokyo has projected a shadow over the world's biggest game, which is occurring generally without observers. Japan this month concluded that members would contend in void settings to limit wellbeing chances. Indian competitors in the Olympic town are battling a double conflict, and are feeling the squeeze. First is the pressing factor of moving toward games that start in two days and the second is that of Covid-19. Each competitor, including the shooting crew individuals, the tennis crew, and the hockey group are completely centred around remaining safe and are unbendingly following all bio-secure and cleanliness conventions encouraged to them. Also Read: Tokyo 2020: World No 1 Novak Djokovic Affirms He Will Contend At OlympicsNobody needs to hazard anything since five years of exertion will go to no end if something occurs. On the off chance that a solitary competitor gets contaminated, the whole group can be placed in disengagement and it has effectively occurred with the South African football crew, where numerous players are currently in disconnectOlympics and Japanese authorities have produced on with the games exhibition despite resistance in the country to facilitate more than 11,000 competitors and the staff and media that accompany them in the midst of rising Coronavirus contaminations. Highlighting the scaled back Games because of the pandemic, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will just meet with under 20 country pioneers uninvolved in the Olympics, down from upwards of 120 initially booked. Japanese homegrown media report that administration counsellor Shigeru Omi said Tokyo day by day Covid-19 diseases may spike to a record level of 3,000 in the primary seven day stretch of August. That would cause a very high danger of tension on the all-around extended clinical framework.Also Read: Shikhar Dhawan Finishes 10,000 Runs In International Cricket As Opener

ICC ODI Rankings: Shikhar Dhawan Bounces 2 Spots To Sixteenth, Virat Kohli Static At The Second Spot

  • Jul 22, 2021
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India opener Shikhar Dhawan bounced two spots to sixteenth after his unbeaten 50 years in the principal match against Sri Lanka while Virat Kohli stayed at the second spot in the most recent ICC ODI rankings gave on Wednesday. Dhawan's unbeaten 86 in the principal ground of the continuous three-ODI series in Colombo assisted him with collecting 712 rating focuses and acquire two openings, while Kohli has 848 focuses. Another senior India batsman Rohit Sharma is in the third situation with 817 focuses in the rundown headed by Pakistan's Babar Azam (873). Also, Read Tokyo Olympics: I Am Certain Competitors Will Return With Magnificence Says Narinder BatraThe rankings considered the three-match series among Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the third Ireland versus South Africa match and the initial two ODIs between Sri Lanka and India. Among the bowlers, India's Yuzvendra Chahal (up to four spots to twentieth), Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga (up 22 spots to 36th), South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi (up to eight spots to 39th), Ireland's Simi Singh (up to six spots to 51st) and Zimbabwe's Blessing Muzarabani (up 23 spots to 70th) were among the others to gain ground. In the ICC T20 rankings, Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan and England centre request batsman Liam Livingstone gained gigantic headway in the wake of completing as the main run-scorers for their groups in the three-game series dominated 2-1 by England. The 29-year-old had arrived at the main 10 without precedent for his profession after a Player of the Series exertion against Zimbabwe in April this year and has received rewards of his proceeded with great exertion. Also, Read: Shikhar Dhawan Finishes 10-000 Runs In International Cricket As OpenerLivingstone has jogged 144 spots to arrive at the 27th situation in the wake of playing only eight T20Is since his presentation against South Africa four years prior. The 27-year-old's total of 147 runs against Pakistan incorporated his lady worldwide century, a courageous 43-ball 103 in the primary match.

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu rages into pre-quarterfinals subsequent to Topping Group Stages

  • Jul 28, 2021
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There's no halting PV Sindhu at the Olympic Games. The Rio Olympic silver medalist broke no perspiration as she slid into the Round of 16 of Women's Singles badminton at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday, July 28. PV Sindhu, cultivated sixth at the Games, concocted a clinical exertion against lower-positioned Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in her last Group match. Sindhu required barely 30 minutes to beat Chueng 21-9, 21-16 at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Tokyo. Sindhu completes on top of three-lady Group J with 4 focuses from 2 matches. She has not dropped a game so far at the Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu started her mission with an agreeable straight-match dominant over Ksenia Polikarpova on Sunday. Also, Read: Shikhar Dhawan Finishes 10,000 Runs In International Cricket As OpenerThe match against Cheung Ngan Yi, a veteran on the visit was a precarious issue for Sindhu. Yet, the Indian shuttler began solid. She was looking sharp and hitting Victor freely. Sindhu was prevailing from the rear of the court just as at the net. A couple of misleading shots worked for the Hong Kong shuttler yet Sindhu scarcely at any point got off second stuff however fixed a straight-match dominate. Also Read: India In England Virat Kohli Drives A Middle Wicket Instructional Meeting In DurhamSindhu will next face Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark. The Indian shuttler has a 4-1 straight on record in 5 gatherings against the Denmark shuttler. In their last gathering - Swiss Open 2021, Sindhu pounded Mia in straight games. in the semi-last. In any case, at the Thailand Open recently, Sindhu lost to Mia in 3 games in the Round of 32. Sindhu is probably going to confront Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-last if she goes past Mia in the following round. Sindhu is the solitary Indian excess with a decoration chance in badminton at the Tokyo Olympics. India's copies matching of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty passed up quarters billet notwithstanding a solid show in the gathering stages.

Olympics: Rowers Arjun and Arvind finish eleventh in lightweight Double sculls in Tokyo

  • Jul 29, 2021
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Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finished their Tokyo Games crusade in the eleventh situation in the men's lightweight twofold sculls occasion, the best at any point result for the country in the Olympics here on Thursday. The Indian pair timed 6:29.66 to complete fifth in the Final B, which was not a decoration round, and end at eleventh by and large at the Sea Forest Waterway. Ireland, Germany and Italy won the gold, silver and bronze, separately, after the Final A race later in the day. Also Read: Archery: Atanu Das Overcomes Koreas Double Cross Olympic HeroOn Wednesday, Arjun and Arvind had neglected to meet all requirements for the decoration round in the wake of completing 6th and toward the end in the subsequent elimination round. They had timed 6:24.41 to complete toward the end in the six-group elimination round 2. The main three sets in every one of the two elimination rounds had equipped for the decoration around. Arjun and Arvind have, nonetheless, created the best-ever Olympic execution by Indian rowers by coming to the elimination rounds. Also Read: India In England Virat Kohli Drives A Middle Wicket Instructional Meeting In DurhamWhile Arjun expects the job of the arbour, Arvind is the group's stroker. The two had completed fifth in their warms on Saturday. The occasion remembers two rowers for a sculling boat utilizing two paddles each.

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Billion-dollar online gaming industry seeks clarity on valuation, taxation

  • Aug 12, 2021
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The online gaming industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22% to $ 2 billion by 2023, up from $ 906 million in 2019, according to a report by the All India Games Federation (AIGF) and EY India. Driven largely by a young tech-savvy population, wide internet coverage, better performing smartphones at affordable prices. India is now the fifth largest online gaming market in the world and is expected to grow even further after. of the digitization caused by Covid-19. virus. Online games are also the fourth largest sub-segment of the media and entertainment industry. The report stated that online game players are expected to grow from 360 million in 2020 to 510 million in 2022. While real money online game players are expected to grow from 80 million in 2020 to 150 million in 2023. The results revealed that by creating more than 11,000 jobs, the esports sector is estimated to generate around $ 100 billion in economic value for India between 2021 and 2025, including investments, in-app purchases and profits. Looking at the industry growth prospects, the report also looks at the effects of GST and obstacles that could affect the industry's business operations. He said that the tax rate should not exceed 20% as this could lead to gaming operators and consumers not joining the government licensing system and entering the gray market.  Online games operate on a "fee" model in which the gaming platform charges additional fees to facilitate play or "freemium" models where play is free, but additional features may require the user to purchase certain items from an immediate price. The report said that the rational imposition of a GST is important for the sustainability of the industry. The vast majority of countries tax the online gaming industry at or below standard GST / VAT rates. The most common mode of taxation is based on commissions (platform fees) earned by industry players in markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and EU countries (except France). In some countries (e g South Africa, Singapore and Australia), a credit model is followed in which the total value of bets is taxed at a discretionary discount allowed on payments (prizes) made to players. "Valuation disputes under the Goods and Services Tax Act (GST) have been daunting for the industry. Most importantly, regressive taxes for these emerging sectors can make companies unsustainable in India. Our recommendation is that tax authorities should align their policies with internationally accepted tax principles. In the industry, online games provide certainty to the industry. " The report highlighted the much-discussed issue of the legality of online gaming in India and stated that various higher courts across the country have held that Rummy, Poker, and Fantasy Sports are games of skill and do not amount to gambling. Electronic sports must also qualify as a game of skill by applying the principles established by the courts. EY partner Bipin Sapra said: "The government needs to state & clarify that games of skill like games of rummy, fantasy, poker, etc., which are different from games of chance like lottery, gambling, Random games are taxed at the GST rate. Normal services will be 18% and the taxable value is the platform fee or commission fee. Clarifying this meaning would give certainty to the industry and encourage more investment in this sector ". Also Read- Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona

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KL Rahul becomes 10th Indian to hit Test hundred at Lords

  • Aug 13, 2021
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Opener KL Rahul reinforced his 84 in the First test with a superb 100 to break India's seven-year-old centuries drought at Lords on Thursday. Rahul became the first Indian after Ajinkya Rahane and the 10th overall to earn a place on the cricket househonors tables.Rahul brought the second hundred of him against England in the 212-ball. Rahul had hit nine boundaries and one six when he reached the three digits.Rahul went head-to-head with England's pace attack and came out with a good hundred, helping his team dominate the game in the final session of opening day.Notably, Rahul also became the second batsman to reach one hundred in the 2021-23 cycle of the ICC World Test Championship. This is KL Rahul's sixth test hundred and his second against England.Rahul leaves all fourth stump delivery and didn't care much about the incoming deliveries and knew where his off stump was and covered the swing. As soon as Rohit left the scene, Rahul upped the ante and ended the opening day with a brilliant sixth hundred.Placed in the position of the Lords, the Indian inaugural pair of KL Rahul (55 hits from 143balls)and Rohitnegated cloudy conditions on a good batting surface during the away team's inaugural track in the first century since the 2007 Tour.After negotiating two deliveries that went away. Rohit was surprised with one that came in, much to Anderson's delight, who overcame a close quartet to retain his place on the team. Anderson struck again in the 50th over when Cheteshwar Pujara fell to nine after edging outswinger to Jonny Bairstow on the third slip to leave the visitors at 150-2. But Rahul raised the scoring rate after Rohit's departure and ignited his half century.England, without seamer Stuart Broad due to a torn right calf, called up Haseeb Hamid, Moen Ali, Mark Wood, Zach Crowley and Dan Lawrence.Also Read- Neeraj Chopra rises to second spot in world rankings after Olympic gold

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ENG vs IND | 'Virat probably my biggest wicket to date, it was a huge moment': Ollie Robinson

  • Aug 13, 2021
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England's Ole Robinson knocked out India's captain Virat Kohli at the end of the first day of second test, calling the precious wicket the greatest of his fledgling career.Fresh from his five-wicket haul in first opening test at Trent Bridge, Robinson cleared Kohli (42) who edged it to Joe Root on the first slip after taking the second fresh ball.Virat is probably mybiggest wicket so far, so I was happy with that. It was a great moment. The plan was always for him to bowl the fourth-fifth stump line, back of the length. Fortunately, the plan worked,said Robinson. After the stumps on Thursday.KL Rahul remained undefeated at 127wielding his bat from the first ball to the end, while his great opening partner Rohit Sharma played fluently before going out for 83, his best score in overseas test to lead India 276-3 on day one after Root opted to bowl. Robinson praised the efforts of opposing hitters for their efforts, but also felt his team was unlucky. "There were probably 10-15 hits and misses that he could count and another day we could have had it two or three earlier."  "We definitely looked at the circumstances and thought we could get some of them early here. I think on another day it (wickets) might have happened. "I felt we did a good performance," he said. "We worked hard against their batters and to be fair they played very well. Dense clouds in the morning delayed the start of the game, as Root was quick to choose a bowling game to take advantage of the conditions, which did not happen. When asked if the field was letting them down, he said: "We expected the field to be a little bit faster, a little bit smoother.’’ Obviously, it's a little bit slow. "The swing was a bit inconsistent; I don't know if it was the ball or the overhead. We decided to swing a bit, which we felt was a good plan, but the wicket was a bit slow on that and not as responsive as we think it might be. " Stuart Broad's absence (a torn calf) meant that Robinson shared the new ball with paceman James Anderson and said he was ready to take on the challenge. "It has been a privilege to share the new ball with Jimmy’’. I have shown in the last two games that I am ready to work when it arrives," he signed the exit.Also Read: Neeraj Chopra rises to second spot in world rankings after Olympic gold

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Virat Kohli, James Anderson involved in verbal battle: 'Chirp chirp chirp, this is what old age makes you do'

  • Aug 16, 2021
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Things exploded between India captain Virat Kohli and veteran England player James Anderson during the first session of day 4 of the second test at Lords. Kohli seemed to be angry about something Anderson had told him. "You swearing at me again are you? This isn’t your fu***ng backyard," Kohli could be heard saying over the stump mic to Anderson's during the 17th over of the day. Chirp chirp chirp. This is what old age makes you do," Kohli could be heard saying after Anderson bowled the fifth delivery of the over. Kohli was looking good during his short stay at the crease before Sam Curran dismissed him for 20. Kohli edged one straight to Jos Buttler India finally finished the session at 56/3 with a lead of just 29 times. India earlier lost its first wicket KL Rahul, who scored a century in the first innings, and Rohit Sharma in the first 12 overs of the day. In reacting to the incident, Stuart Broad, who was ruled from the ongoing test series, reminded fans of the Anderson five wicket hauls at Lords, saying that the honours board at the venue's suggests it his "actual backyard". "The Lord's honours board suggests it's as close to Jimmy's backyard as Jimmy's actual backyard. Love the fire but that language will have him in trouble," Broad tweeted.Also Read- Archery Youth World Championships: Komalika Bari wins successive world titles, record haul for India

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ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the dates of the T20 World Cup matches on Tuesday, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14. As 8 teams will participate in the qualifying round of which 4 will reach the Super 12 stage, which will start from October 23. The long-awaited India-Pakistan match, will kick off on October 24 in Dubai. Both India and Pakistan are entered in Group Two of the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup, which also includes Afghanistan and New Zealand as other two automatic qualifiers. India plays a total of 4 matches in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi. None of their Super 12 matches in Sharjah have been scheduled. Meanwhile, Super 12 of first group move begins with two heavyweight battles. South Africa and Australia kick off the Super 12 in Abu Dhabi, which will be followed by the repeat of 2016 T20 World Cup final between England and the West Indies in Dubai on 23 October.India's fixtures at T20 World CupIndia vs Pakistan - October 24 - 6 pm local time in Dubai India vs New Zealand - October 31 - 6 pm local time in Dubai India vs Afghanistan - November 3 - 6 pm local time in Abu Dhabi India vs B1 (qualifier) - November 5 - 6 pm local time in Dubai India vs A2 (qualifier) - November 8 - 6 pm local time in Dubai. Overview of teams for T20 World CupRound 1 (Top 2 teams from each group qualify for Super 12)Group A: Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Namibia Group B: Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland Bangladesh Super 12 (Top 4 teams qualify for semi-final) Group 1: Australia, South Africa, England, West Indies, A 1, B2 Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2, B1 The tournament will kick off with the Group B first round match between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea at 2:00 p.m. local time on October 17, with Scotland and Bangladesh, the other teams from Group B match start in evening 6pm. Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Namibia, which make up Group A, will play in Abu Dhabi the next day, with first-round matches continuing till October 22. The top two teams in each group will move to the Super12 stage of the tournament, starting on October 23. Top 4 teams from the Super 12 will make it to the semi-final. Reserve days for semi-finals and finalThe first semi-final will take place in Abu Dhabi on November 10 at 6pm local time. Dubai will host the second semi-final on November 11. Both semifinals have backup days. The finalThe final of the tournament will take place in Dubai at 6pm local time on November 14, Sunday, with Monday being the reservation day for the final.Also Read- KL Rahul becomes 10th Indian to hit Test hundred at Lords

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England vs India, 2nd Test: India Win Thriller At Lord's To Take 1-0 Series Lead vs England

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India's paceman shine with both bat and ball on Monday when Virat Kohli's team thrashed England by 151 runs in the Lord's second test. The victory gave India a 1-0 lead in a five-match series after their third win in 19 test matches at home of cricket after a match draw at Trent Bridge. England, who were to win 272 in least 60 overs on last day, were sent off to 120. They were in dire straits at 1-2 after Jaspreet Burmrah and Mohamed Shami knocked out openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley. without anything. His teammate Mohamed Siraj then continued the game with a score of 4-32, a comeback that saw him finish the game by bowling No11 James Anderson's. Previously, Shami, with 56 not out, and Bumrah (34 not out) had the highest scores in the tests and shared a standing position on ninth wicket with a score of 89, India their innings on 298-8. Then Bumrah had burns wicket with nothing when the lefthander was caught from a leading edge at wide mid-off. The struggling Sibley followed soon afterwards when he nicked a superb Shami leg-cutter to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. It was the first time in 141 years of test cricket in England that both home opener was played for a duck in the innings. Haseeb Hameed was dropped in the slips on four before his nine off 45 balls ended when lbw to an Ishant Sharma nip-backer, despite a review. England's 67-4 at tea became 67-5 three balls after that when England captain Joe Root, who had a superb 180 no-out in the first innings, fell for 33 when edged a Bumrah ball that angled in to opposing captain Kohli at first slip Jos Buttler was dropped on two in the slips by Kohli off Bumrah. But at the other end, Siraj hit twice on successive balls to leave England 67-5, with Moen Ali getting caught by a Kohli before Sam Curran completes pair edging to pant. New batsman Olly Robinson, on the England team without Ben Stokes, took a break from all cricket due to mental health issues and teammate Chris Wokes (heel injury), gamely resisted for 35 balls. But Robinson finally had the lbw on review for Bumrah, who finished with impressive numbers of 3-33 in 15 overs. His exit started collapse that saw England lost their last three wickets all on 120, with Buttler caught behind for 25 before Anderson fell. India resumed Monday on 181-6, a lead of 154. Robinson struck with the new ball so the danger Pant was caught behind for 22, with India now 194-7.With Shami and Bumrah consistently scoring, Root put spinner Mooen Ali back in to attack. Bumrah, however, was dropped on 22 by first slip Root off Mooen Ali. Shami passed his second 50 in 53 tests in driving successive Mooen Ali deliveries for four and six off to reach the landmark in just 57 balls. This innings recalls his 51 not out against England at Nottingham's Trent Bridge in 2014. Bumrah also topped his highest test score for the second time in the series after 28 at Nottingham.Also Read- Virat Kohli, James Anderson involved in verbal battle: 'Chirp chirp chirp, this is what old age makes you do'

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Odisha to continue to sponsor Indian hockey teams for 10 more years, says CM Naveen Patnaik

  • Aug 18, 2021
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveenn Patnaik announced his sponsorship of Indian hockey for another 10 years after the teams' impressive performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Each player has been awarded 10 lakh and each supporting staff 5 lakh by the state government. "You made us all so proud of your energetic fight in Tokyo. These are very emotional moments for India to witness the revival of Indian hockey. For nearly four decades, hockey fans have been eager to see India win a medal in the Olympic Games". Mr. Patnaik Congratulates to the hockey teams. "The way the whole country has been glued to the screens to watch team games, it's pretty clear that there is more to hockey than just sport. In this pandemic, it's remarkable that our teams have worked so hard despite all the challenges and come out victorious. " Noting that in these times of crisis, the teams have brought smiles on the faces of crores of Indian, Mr. Patnaik said: “We in Odisha are happy that our partnership with Hockey India has led to such a great achievement for the country. I believe Odisha and hockey are destined to become synonymous. Odisha will support hockey teams for another 10 years." After Sahara's sponsorship of Indian hockey ended, Odisha went through its public sector unit, Odisha Mining Corporation, to sponsor national teams (men / women, junior / old) in 2018. The sponsorship was 140 crore for a period of five years. Mr. Patnaik gave13 different awards. While Harmanpreet Singh won the player with the most goals scored, PR Sreejesh was awarded for saving the most goals. Each team presented a framed jersey signed by the players to CM. The government also awarded 50 lakh rupees to Hockey India. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Patnaik and the people of Odisha for showing their love and affection for the sport. With your continued support, Indian Hockey looks forward to building on the achievements of the Tokyo Olympics and continue this steady rise to take it back to the elite level where it belongs,” said Narinder Dhruv Batra, president of the Indian Olympic Association. Odisha Sports and Youth Services Minister Tusharkanti Behera, departmental Secretary R. Vineel Krishna and chairman of the Odisha Hockey promotion council Dilip Tirkey were present.Also Read- ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24

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India interested in hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach

  • Aug 25, 2021
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Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said that India is among a group of countries interested in hosting the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and beyond. The International Olympic Committee recently announced that Brisbane will host the 2032 Summer Games. Even after the Australia, Brisbane was chosen last month to host the 2032 Summer Games, the IOC has a waiting list of suitors to host the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and even beyond, Bach said in a report. Ambitious host countries include Indonesia, India, Germany and Qatar. "And this is just the ones which come to my mind". So, we really are in a very good position for the long term. Bach said according to the Wall Street Journal. Bach's comments came at a time when the multi-million-dollar costs of hosting the Games have sparked controversy. The recently held Tokyo Games also faced an outcry over the amount of money spent to host the Olympics. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajiv Mehta has confirmed to PTI that they have already shown interest in hosting the showpiece event. "In a meeting of the International Olympic Committee via video conference before Tokyo Olympics, the IOA expressed interest in hosting the Olympics in 2036 and beyond," Mehta said. Delhi's Chief Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia said in March this year that they would do their best and develop the infrastructure for a successfully bid to host the 2048 Games, to celebrate 100 years of independence. India has also shown interest in hosting the 2032 Olympics as part of a long-term hosting strategy that also includes the 2030 Asian Games and the 2026 Youth Olympics. Qatar and Riyadh awarded the Asian Games of 2030 and 2034 in December.Also Read- Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia to skip wrestling world championships in October

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India vs England: Wounds of 2014 hurt Virat Kohli again

  • Aug 26, 2021
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For a man who seemed unstoppable even two years ago, Virat Kohli's luck with the bat is completely incomprehensible. The world's number one batsman, who collected hundreds at will, has not scored one hundred in all three formats in 50 innings. India's captain Virat Kohli's fight continue as he was dismissed in the first hour of the first day of 3rd Test against England at Headingley in Leeds. James Anderson sent Kohli back to the pavilion for 7. Lean patches are part of a cricketer's journey. There are likely to be peaks and valleys in performance as the career runs. Every great in the game has had their share of dips and Kohli is undoubtedly facing headwinds after fixing the loopholes in 2014. But it looks like the old habit of dangling the bat outside the off-stump seems to be back and Kohli not for the first time in England, got out swishing at a ball a could have been left alone. This was the fourth time in the series that he had edged the ball behind the stumps. Most dismissals for Kohli against a bowler in TestsJames Anderson - 7 times in 23 matches Nathan Lyon - 7 times in 18 matches Stuart Broad - 5 times in 18 matches Moeen Ali - 5 times in 15 matches Ben Stokes - 5 times in 15 matches Kohli's lean patch began with the 2020 Tour in New Zealand, where he managed 218 runs in four T20Is, three ODI matches and two test matches. In the only Test he played in Australia late last year, his defiant 74 in the first innings was lost in the ruins of the disastrous second innings of the pink-ball Test where India were gobbled up for 36. It was an out of character show from the India captain who spent 244 minutes at the crease for his 180-ball effort. It was also his second slowest half-century. A similar kind of effort would have helped the India cause at Headingley had kohli played the waiting game. With KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara back in the shade. Kohli made the appropriate noises on the eve of the Test by saying "You have to keep your ego in your pocket while batting in England". In his pre & post match discourses , Kohli avoids talking about the individual players form. "Our focus is not thinking about where people are individually now. It's collectively about how much strength they bring to the team. As a batting unit, we look to perform in tough conditions, so we are in a winning positions and someone is going to put their hands in every game." Kohli has maintained when asked about the Pujara and Rahane's ordeals.Also Read- India interested in hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach

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Headingley Test: Joe Root surpasses Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar with 8th hundred in India vs England Tests

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In form captain Joe Root edged out players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Alastair Cook to become the batsman with the most hundreds in the India vs England Test after scoring the eighth century in the Test against Virat Kohli side during the second match of the series in Leeds on Thursday. Root tops the list of most number of hundred in India vs England Tests with 8 centuries in 41 innings, while Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Alastair Cook are the second seven-ton sets in bilateral series between the two countries. Root also became the first player to score hundreds in 3 consecutive tests twice in the same year. Root hit hundred in each of the last two tests in Nottingham and London. Root also became the player to score more than fifty plus as captain during England vs India in England. Root smashed six fifties while playing against India in England, he equalled MS Dhoni's record.Also Read- India vs England: Wounds of 2014 hurt Virat Kohli again Root scored 139-run in 189-ball with Malan (70 of 128) before the southpaw picked up edge while trying to flick Mohamed Siraj ball. Indian pacers, who wrote a memorable script for the Lords victory, bowled too many boundary balls and the English duo were quick to pick them. The pitch appears to have loosened considerably for the batsman after India collapsed to 78 on the first day. Indian bowlers have not been able to send Root back to the pavilion easily in the series and the skipper scored runs whenever he want to. He seems to be in form and reached his 51 fifty of 57 balls with a impressive back foot punch through the covers.Also Read- IPL 2021: Pandya brothers Kunal and Hardik join Mumbai Indian camp in Abu Dhabi

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Shooter Avani Lekhara First Indian Woman To Win Gold At Paralympics

  • Aug 30, 2021
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Avani Likhara created history on Monday at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. She became the first Indian shooter to win a Paralympic medal, she also became the first woman to win an individual gold medal in the country's history at the Paralympic. 19-year-old Avani Likhara made an impressive debut at Paralympic Games She created world record and setting a new Paralympic record with 249.6 in R2 women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 final. The teenager, who suffered spinal cord injuries in a car accident in 2012, began shooting in 2015. Initially, her father introduced her to archery and shooting, but Avani Likhara wanted to make her mark on archery after reading Abinav Bindra's autobiography. And it was a special moment for Avani Likhara on Monday, as her idol, shooter great Abinav Bindra was among the first to congratulate her on winning the historic gold medal. "Gold it is! Brilliant display by @AvaniLekhara to win India its first Paralympic gold medal in shooting. Immensely proud ! Many Congratulations on your shot at history," Bindra wrote in a social media post. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the Lekhara gold as a "really special moment for Indian sport." "Phenomenal performance @AvaniLekhara! Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold, made possible due to your industrious nature and passion towards shooting. This is truly a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes for your future endeavors," PM Modi said. Several sports stars joined the bandwagon to celebrate the Golden Girl of India from the Tokyo Paralympic Games.Gold it is! Brilliant display by @AvaniLekhara to win India its first Paralympic gold medal in shooting. Immensely proud ! Many Congratulations on your shot at history ! #Praise4Para #Tokyo2020— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 30, 2021Phenomenal performance @AvaniLekhara! Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold, made possible due to your industrious nature and passion towards shooting. This is truly a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes for your future endeavours.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021It's a Golden Day!! #GoldenGirl @AvaniLekhara wins India's First medal in @ShootingPara & it's a #GOLD!!! Avani has equalled the World Record to achieve this feat! This is unparalleled, first Indian Woman in @Olympics or @Paralympics ever to win GOLD.#Praise4Para #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/hxJoP1edCi— Paralympic India #Cheer4India #Praise4Para (@ParalympicIndia) August 30, 2021She has created history. The first ever woman from India to win a #Paralympics #Gold Wow #AvaniLekhara on the outstanding feat. Also equals the current WR to win the Women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 final! #Tokyo2020 #ShootingParaSport pic.twitter.com/saehkl2tJt— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 30, 2021Also Read- India vs England: Wounds of 2014 hurt Virat Kohli again

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Neeraj Chopra vs Sumit Antil: Can two gold medallists clash at Paris Olympics 2024?

  • Sep 01, 2021
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Sumit Antil, who has participated in able-bodied events including the Indian Grand Prix, said his goal is to qualify for both the Paralympic Games and the Olympics in 2024 and he will begin his training once he returns to India. Indian javelin thrower Sumit Antel now wants to compete against able-bodied athletes at the Paris Olympics three years from now. The 23-year-old from Sonipat shown his impressive performance on Monday when he broke his own world record not once but five times to take gold in the men's F64 javelin with a throw of 68.55 meters. Antel, who has participated in able-bodied events including the Indian Grand Prix, said his goal is to qualify for both the Paralympic Games and the Olympics in 2024 and will begin his training once he returns to the country. During my training, I have been touching the 70m-mark. And I dream of throwing between 75 to 80m and that should be enough to compete amongst the able-bodied athletes. “I wish to take part in both the Olympics and Paralympics. That’s my dream,” Antil, who lost his left leg below the knee after he was involved in a motorbike accident in 2015, said in a release issued by Paralympic Committee of India (PCI). “Once I return from Tokyo, I will be training for that for sure,” he added. If Sumit is allowed to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics, he will compete against countryman Neeraj Chopra, who recently won gold medal in men's javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics. Interestingly, as the son of a JWO officer in the Indian Army, Antel competed against Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra in the able-bodied 3rd series of the Indian Grand Prix on March 5 at Patiala, where he finished seventh with a best throw of 66.43 meters. On Tuesday, Antel broke the previous world record of 62.88 meters, which is also set by him, five times a day. His last throw was a foul. His series read 66.95, 68.08, 65.27, 66.71, 68.55 and foul.Also Read- Shooter Avani Lekhara First Indian Woman To Win Gold At Paralympics"At the 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships, I settled for silver. I always wanted to win the gold medal," said Antel, who was inspired by Neeraj Chopra medal show. "My coach told me to be aggressive at the Paralympic Games. I'm glad I was able to finally come out with a good performance and inspire the upcoming generation." It was very hot and humid that day in Tokyo, but Antil never looked bothered. "During the pandemic, I got special permission from the Sports Authority of India to train at home. I was prepared for all conditions - hot and humid. I trained late at night and this paid off well," said Antel, who hails from Sonepat. The Haryana athlete now hopes that Paralympic gold will give him a job once he returns to India. "Currently, I am unemployed and I am doing full-time training but I hope to get a job after this. Let's see what happens when I return to India," he signed off.Also Read- US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka kicks off title defence with straight sets win over Marie Bouzkova

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England vs India, 4th Test Day 1: Shardul Thakur breaks Ian Botham's record, hits fastest Test fifty in England

  • Sep 03, 2021
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Shardul Thakur came on the counterattack on Thursday as he helped India advance to a respectable first innings total on Day 1 of 4 Test against England at the Oval. Shardul hit 57 of just 36 balls while stitching up 63 runs on just 48 balls with tail-ender Umesh Yadav after the top Indian batsman failed to make runs. Shardul Thakur reached fifty with his 3rd six, pulling Chris Woakes to the mid-wicket stand. Shardul celebrated his second test with a lot of swagger as he waved his bat to the dressing room and players stood up to applaud his brave effort. 50 runs in 31 balls, Shardul Thakur broke Ian Botham's record for the fastest fifty in England. Botham had reached the historic milestone with 32 balls in 1986 at the Oval. Notably, this was also India's second fastest 50 in a test match. Kapil Dev holds the record for the fastest fifty by an Indian batsman. He had hit 30 balls 50 against Pakistan in Karachi in 1982.7 boundaries and 3 sixes! Shardul Thakur went after everyone after the tea break and was hitting them hard. He made England pacers feel unsure of their length, as he drove with ease and go on back foot to punish shorter deliveries. Thakur hit 7 boundaries and 3 sixes while attacking England pacemakers. He made fun of the midfielder because he constantly kept finding the boundaries after clearing the player into the ring. Joe Root cut a frustrated figure as Shardul and Umesh expand the total of the India's first innings.India are bowled out for 191.Chris Woakes finishes with a four-for.#WTC23 | #ENGvIND | https://t.co/zRhnFiKhzZ pic.twitter.com/T8eP4jp8EB— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2021Also Read- England vs India, 2nd Test: India Win Thriller At Lord's To Take 1-0 Series Lead vs England Also Read- Afghanistan cricket get green signal to play their 1st Test since Taliban's takeover, to face Australia in November

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Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 medals at single Games edition

  • Sep 03, 2021
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Avani Lekhara followed her women's 10m air rifle standing (SH1) gold with a bronze medal in women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 on Friday. Lekhara was the first Indian woman to win Paralympic gold and now she is the first Indian woman to win two medals in the same edition of the Games. The 19-year-old finished fourth when the field fell in the last four and finished third with a decisive shot of 10.5. She finished with a score of 445.9 while Ukraine's Iryna Schetnik, whose rifle finals world record Lekhara earlier equaled on the way to her gold in the event, finished fourth with 435.3. China's Cuiping Zhang won the gold medal with 457.9 points at the Paralympic Games, while Germany's Natasha Hiltrop scored 457.1 to win the silver medal. Lekhara ranked sixth in the final stage of the competition. She did well on the standing series during qualification and continued down the same path, gradually working her way up to the bronze medal challenge. He then swapped positions with Schetnik before taking third place in the final stages of the competition.Also Read- Shooter Avani Lekhara First Indian Woman To Win Gold At Paralympics She previously won the country's first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the women's 10-meter air rifle. She shot a total score of 249.6 in the final, which equaled the world record set by Shchetnik in December 2018. The 19-year-old recovered well after a slow start. The Tokyo Paralympic Games marked India's best performance in a single edition of the Games, easily surpassing the country's best previous performance of four at the 2016 Rio Games. Lekhara and javelin thrower Sumit Antel won gold, while high jumper Praveen Kumar won India sixth silver medal on Friday. Bhavina Patel, javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya, high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavellu and Nishad Kumar are the other Indian silver medalists.Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar, high jumper Sharad Kumar and thrower Singhraj won bronze medal..@AvaniLekhara, you beauty! #IND's ace shooter claims a second medal in R8 - Women's 50m Rifle 3P SH1, winning #Bronze with a score of 445.9! 12 medals for ! #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ShootingParaSport pic.twitter.com/sJ51rQpky1— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) September 3, 2021Meet The phenomenal young Legend!! With this #Bronze medal in 50M Rifle 3P SH1 just days after her Gold, @AvaniLekhara becomes the First Ever Indian woman to win 2 medals in the same Games @paralympics!!! #Praise4Para@shootingparasport #Paralympics #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/hzll4lftNp— Paralympic India #Cheer4India #Praise4Para (@ParalympicIndia) September 3, 2021Also Read- England vs India, 4th Test Day 1: Shardul Thakur breaks Ian Botham's record, hits fastest Test fifty in England

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England vs India: Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja script historic win for India over England

  • Sep 07, 2021
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Virat Kohli-led India stormed to a 157-run win over England on the final day of the fourth Test to register only their second Test win at the Oval and take a 2-1 unbeatable lead in the five-match series on Monday. Innings defeat in Leeds seems like a distant memory now, as Jasprit Bumrah inspired India to put on an energetic performance and reclaim the series lead with a convincing 157-run win over England on the final day of the Oval Test. England was bowled out for 210 in pursuit of a target of 368 on the final day, succumbing to the constant pressure built up by the Indian bowlers. The visitors recorded only their 2-test win at the Oval and the first after the historic victory in 1971 under Ajit Wadekar.Chasing a daunting victory target of 368, the hosts made a good start with a century opening partnership before India advanced and restricted England's scoring rate with some disciplined bowling. Shardul Thakur made India's first breakthrough by eliminating Rory Burns (50), a ball after hitting half a century and brought up 100-run partnership for the first wicketThe momentum of the match turned to India's way when Dawid Malan was run out for 5 with about 30 minutes before the morning session, trying to make a quick single with Haseeb Hamid. Hamid (63), who got a reprieve on 56 when Mohammed Siraj dropped catch, was the next batsman to go after Jadeja hit the rough patch as the ball spun past his bat to hit the off-stump.Also Read- England vs India, 2nd Test: India Win Thriller At Lord's To Take 1-0 Series Lead vs England Bumrah produced a sensational spell in the 2nd session Jasprit Bumrah removed Olli Pop (2) and Jonny Bairstow (0) in back-to-back overs to turn match in India's favor. Bumrah came up with inswinging delivery to breach Pop's defense and became the 23rd Indian bowler to reach 100 Test wicket landmark. In his next over, he produced a reverse-swinging Yorker at 142 kph that crashing into the base of Bairstow's. Jadeja dismissed Moeen Ali (0) as the ball pitched on the rough patch and took the edge of the bat for an easy catch at short-leg. Root-Woakes delay India's victory Joe Root and Chris Woakes, the last English batting player, played some shots during a 35-run seventh-wicket stand to delay India's victory before the England captain dragged a innocuous delivery of Thakur to his stumps to go for 36 and end his team's faint hopes of an unlikely win. THIS. IS. IT! Take a bow, #TeamIndia! What a fantastic come-from-behind victory this is at The Oval! We head to Manchester with a 2-1 lead! #ENGvIND Scorecard https://t.co/OOZebP60Bk pic.twitter.com/zhGtErWhbs— BCCI (@BCCI) September 6, 2021Umesh Yadav dismissed Woakes (18), Craig Overton (10) and James Anderson (2) to seal India's assured victory at the Kennington Oval. For India, Yadav got 3 for 60, while spinner Jadeja and seamer Bumrah and Thakur took 2 wickets apiece.Also Read- England vs India, 4th Test Day 1: Shardul Thakur breaks Ian Botham's record, hits fastest Test fifty in EnglandAlso Read- Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis resign as Pakistans head coach and bowling coach ahead of T20 World Cup

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Former Mr India contest winner Manoj Patil attempts suicide, blames actor Sahil Khan for harrassment

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Former Mr. India winner, Manoj Patil, a resident of Oshiwara in Mumbai, allegedly attempted suicide by consuming some pills. He was rushed to the Cooper Hospital, where his condition is said to be critical. His manager said the accident happened around 12:30 a.m. September 16.Few days ago, Manoj Patil had written a letter to the Oshiwara police demanding FIR against actor Sahil Khan. In the letter, Manoj alleged that he was defamed by actor and bodybuilder Sahil Khan.Instagram accounts of both parties contain videos that are supposed to be targeting at each other. While Manoj Patil seen in a video without naming Sahil Khan mocking a certain person and saying that there are many attempts to defame him. On the other hand, Sahil Khan also shared a video mocking a particular person.Sahil Khan, who has a verified Instagram account, captioned the video, “Manoj Steroid Wala Kaun hai? Any Idea! Believe it or not. For more watch my story.”View this post on InstagramA post shared by India’s Youth & Fitness ICN® (@sahilkhan)Pari Naz, Manoj Patil's manager, said Manoj took the extreme step after being harassed by Sahil Khan. “He was being harassed for over a year. His phone number had been made viral. And last night he was with his friends and on his way home he went to a chemist shop and bought the pills. His friends weren't aware what he took but when he reached home, he didn’t even have dinner and fell unconscious. We then rushed him to hospital.” she said.His condition is learnt to be critical.Manoj Patil’s mother said that her son was being mentally harassed by Sahil Khan. “My son told me that he was being mentally harassed by Sahil Khan. It came to a state where he said ‘I feel like ending my life’ and he tried to take his life.”Suraj Sonawane, the leader of local MNS, said that Manoj Patil had approached him for help and he promised to take him to Raj Thackeray as well. “He told me how he had been facing problems for months. Till the time it was restricted to professional rivalry it was ok but for some time Sahil Khan started targeting his personal life and commented about his wife and also threatened that his visa would be canceled which made him take this step.” he saidAlso Read- Lionel Messi Makes First PSG Start But Club Brugge Hold On For A Draw

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Virat Kohli to step down as India T20 captain after World Cup

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Virat Kohli confirmed on Thursday that he will step down as captain of India's T20I team after the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in October-November. The bat star said that he will continue to lead India in Tests and ODI cricket."I've decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October," Kohli said in a statement that he shared on his social media handles. pic.twitter.com/Ds7okjhj9J— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 16, 2021Virat Kohli has led India in 45 T20I internationals since taking over from MS Dhoni in 2017. He has a winning percentage of 64.44 with 29 victories and 14 defeats.Also Read- ICC mens T20I rankings: Indian captain Virat Kohli moves to No 4, KL Rahul retains sixth spotFor some time, there has been speculation about Kohli's future as white-ball captain especially in the backdrop of Rohit Sharma's brilliant track record of winning five IPL titles for Mumbai Indians.Discussed decision with Ravi Shastri, Rohit Sharma: Virat Kohli"Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all three formats and captaining regularly for last five to six years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead Indian team in Test and ODI cricket," Kohli said in a statement on his Twitter page."I have given my everything to the Team during my time as T20 captain and I will continue to do so for the T20 captain and will continue to do so for the T20 team as a batsman moving forward," he further added.The decision, Kohli said, was taken after consulting head coach Ravi Shastri, his heir apparent Rohit, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah."Of course, arriving at this decision took a lot of time. After a lot of contemplation and discussions with my close people, Ravi bhai and also Rohit, who have been an essential part of the leadership group...," Kohli stated."I have also spoken to the secretary Mr Jay Shah and president of BCCI Mr Sourav Ganguly along with the selectors about the same. I will continue to serve Indian cricket and Indian cricket team to the best of my ability," Kohli said.The T20 World Cup begins on October 17.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad

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Make KL Rahul vice-captain, groom him as future leader, says Sunil Gavaskar

  • Sep 17, 2021
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Legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to groom KL Rahul to be India's next captain.Gavaskar wants to appoint KL Rahul as T20 vice-captain for India, with Rohit Sharma appointed as captain after Virat Kohli decided to leave the captaincy after the T20 World Cup.“It's a good thing that the BCCI is looking ahead. It's important to think ahead,” said Sunil Gavaskar“If India are looking to groom a new captain, then KL Rahul can be looked at. He has performed well. Even now in England, his batting was very good. He has been performing well in IPL and 50-overs cricket as well at the international stage. He can be made vice-captain,” said Gavaskar.Gavaskar praised Karnataka's batsman for his quality of leadership shown in the IPL. Rahul is the captain of Punjab Kings in the IPL.Also Read- Virat Kohli to step down as India T20 captain after World Cup“He has shown very impressive leadership qualities in the IPL. He hasn’t let the burden of captaincy affect his batting. His name can be taken into consideration,” said Gavaskar.The 34-year-old Rohit is Kohli's deputy in the white ball formats and is likely to take the lead role when India meets New Zealand in a home series in November that will feature three T20 Internationals along with two Test matches.Current head coach Ravi Shastri and the tenure of the support staff are coming to an end with the T20 World Cup and as things stand, there are indications that they won't seek an extension.“There is a CAC that will make the decision. If you want to think about the new coach, then you can’t keep talking to the captain. Yes, there needs to be an understanding between the captain and the coach. But you can’t ask a student who his principal or professor can be,” said Gavaskar.Also Read- ICC mens T20I rankings: Indian captain Virat Kohli moves to No 4, KL Rahul retains sixth spot

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Shooter Aishwary Tomar smashes world record to win gold in Junior World Championships

  • Oct 05, 2021
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Young Indian shooter Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar smashed the world record in the final to win gold in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event at the ISSF junior world championships here.Tomar equaled the junior world record of 1,185 in qualifying to lead the field on Monday.The youngster then bettered the junior world record in the final with a score of 463.4, finishing nearly seven points ahead of second-placed Frenchman Lucas Kryzs, who won the silver with a score of 456.5.Gavin Barnick of USA won bronze with a score of 446.6.Among other Indians in the field, Sanskar Havelia was 11th with a score of 1160, Pankaj Mukheja 15th with 1157, Sartaj Tiwana 16th with 1157 and Gurman Singh finished 22nd with a score of 1153.Earlier in the day, India's 14-year-old shooter Naamya Kapoor fired her way to the gold medal ahead of celebrated compatriot Manu Bhaker in the women's 25m pistol event.Kapoor shot 36 in the final to take the top prize ahead of France's Camille Jedrzejewski (33) and 19-year-old Olympian Bhaker (31), who has already won three gold so far in the tournament.Bhaker settled for the bronze after the French markswoman prevailed in a shoot-off on Monday.Rhythm Sangwan, another Indian shooter in the women's final, finished fourth as the country dominated the event.Kapoor was sixth in the qualification with a total of 580 as Bhaker (587) and Sangwan (586) grabbed the top two spots.Delhi's Kapoor had shot the second-best score of 583 in qualification to finish fifth in the national shooting selection trials at the Dr Karni Singh Range in August.India leads the standings with eight gold, six silver and three bronze medals for a total of 17 medals.This is the first multi-discipline shooting event since the Tokyo Olympics, with as many as 32 nations and nearly 370 athletes participating in the championship.Also Read- England All Rounder Moeen Ali Retires From Test Cricket

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Harmanpreet Singh, Gurjit Kaur win best player awards as India sweep international hockey honours

  • Oct 06, 2021
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Indian hockey touched a new peak on Wednesday, making a virtual clean sweep of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) awards, with drag-flick sensation Harmanpreet Singh being crowned the 'FIH Player of the Year' in the men's category, PR Sreejesh winning the 'Goalkeeper of the Year' award and the men's hockey chief coach Graham Reid getting the 'FIH Coach of the Year' award. Former Indian women's hockey chief coach Sjoerd Marijne got the 'FIH Coach of the Year' award in the women's category. The voting-based annual awards had six Indian players and two coaches in men's and women's categories. This is the first time that all nominees from India have won the prestigious awards in their respective categories. Drag-flick sensation Harmanpreet Singh was the top scorer in India's bronze medal-winning performance at the Tokyo Olympic Games. He was nominated for the award along with Belgium's Arthur Van Doren and Alexander Hendrickx as well as Australia's Jake Whetton, Tim Brand and Aran Zalewski. Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur won the 'FIH Player of The Year' award in the women's category. She was nominated alongside Argentina's Agustina Gorzelany and Agustina Albertarrio. The other nominees for the award were Netherlands' Eva De Goede, Frederique Matla and Maria Verschoor. Sreejesh, who won the 'Goalkeeper of the Year' award, had come up with a career-best performance at the Olympic Games. The other nominees in this category were Belgium's Vincent Vanasch and Australia's Andrew Charter. Goalkeeper Savita won the award for the best goalkeeper in the female category. Savita, who was also the joint-vice captain of the women's team at the Olympics, was outstanding in guarding India's post and played an instrumental role in the team finishing fourth in Tokyo. The other nominees in this category were Great Britain's Maddie Hinch and Argentina's Belen Succi. 2020-21 FIH #HockeyStarsAwards results announced! Olympic Success Wave continues for India with @TheHockeyIndia winning big.A record number of almost 300’000 fans casted their votes for this year's Awards.CONGRATULATIONS to all winners and nominees!— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) October 6, 2021In the FIH 'Rising Star of the Year' category for men, Vivek Sagar Prasad won the award for the second consecutive time. He was nominated along with South Africa's Mustaphaa Cassiem and Australia's Sean Findlay. In the 'FIH Rising Star of the Year' category for women, Sharmila Devi won the award with maximum votes ahead of Great Britain's Fiona Crackles and Argentina's Valentina Raposo. Graham Reid got the 'FIH Coach of the Year' award. He was nominated along with Australia's Colin Batch and Belgium's Shane McLeod. Congratulating the award winners, Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam said, "This is a great moment for Indian hockey as all our Indian nominees for the FIH Stars Awards have been announced winners. After the historic performances in Tokyo by both the Indian men`s and women`s hockey teams, the support from Indian fans from across the globe has been overwhelming. We thank everyone who supported the nominees by voting for them. "This is a big moment for us and these awards will definitely inspire future generations to take up the sport professionally. On behalf of Hockey India, I congratulate all the award winners and wish them success in their future endeavours."Also Read- Sagar Rana murder case: Delhi court denies bail to Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar

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Anshu Malik becomes first Indian woman to reach wrestling World Championships final

  • Oct 07, 2021
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Anshu Malik created history on Wednesday by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to reach the World Championship final when she outclassed European champion Solomiia Vynnyk, even as Sarita Mor lost in the semifinal after surprising the world champion and will fight for a bronze here. The 19-year-old Anshu, the reigning Asian champion, controlled the semifinal from the beginning and won by technical superiority in the 57kg category to go into history books. Only four Indian women wrestlers have won medals at the World and all of them, Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) -- have clinched bronze. Anshu also became only the third Indian ever to make the Worlds gold medal match after Sushil Kumar (2010) and Bajrang Punia (2018). India has only one world Champion in Sushil till date and Anshu can create another history on Thursday. Anshu's win also ensured India's first medal from this edition of the event.Also Read- Sagar Rana murder case: Delhi court denies bail to Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar Anshu was clever with her moves. At least thrice, she affected take-down moves from the left of Vynnyk and finished the bout with an exposure move. The Nidani girl started competing in the senior circuit only from last year and has made a steady progress since then. She also had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Earlier, she was hardly troubled by Kazakhstan's Nilufar Raimova, whom she beat by technical superiority and later outwitted Mongolia's Davaachimeg Erkhembayar 5-1 in the quarterfinals.Sarita to fight for bronzeSeasoned Sarita Mor shocked defending champion Linda Morais 8-2 in her opening bout and beat Germany's Sandra Paruszewski 3-1 in the quarterfinals. Up against the reigning European champion from Bulgaria Bilyana Zhivkova Duodova, Sarita fought her heart out but lost 0-3. She will now fight for a bronze. The Asian champions had a tough opening match against the 2019 world champions from Canada, but they outscored them with an 8-2 tactical victory in the pre-quarterfinals. A quick take-down move, followed by an expose together with some superb defence put Sarita 7-0 ahead by the time the first period was over. The only scoring point she conceded was a take-down move in the second period. She did not let Linda play her game, keeping her in lock positions. Anshu MALIK speaks after becoming India’s first-ever WW finalist at senior World Championships #WrestleOslo pic.twitter.com/ZZvgfVGp3o— United World Wrestling (@wrestling) October 6, 2021Later, the quarterfinal against Paruszewski turned out to be a tougher bout, in which the two wrestlers were largely restricted to standing fight which took a lot out of them. There was only one point-scoring move, a take down effected by Sarita late in the match and that sealed the outcome. In the 72kg, Divya Kakran stunned Kseniia Burakova with a 'win by fall' but lost by technical superiority to Japan's Under-23 world champion Masako Furuich. The 2020 Asian champion Divya fought her heart out in both the bouts and wriggled out of difficult positions umpteen times but hurried moves and over-aggression cost her the quarterfinal against the Japanese. Meanwhile, Kiran (76 kg) won her repechage round against Aysgul Ozbegi of Turkey to reach the bronze playoff but pooja jatt (53 kg) lost her repechage by fall to Eucuador's Luisa Elizabeth Melendres. Kiran will face 2020 African champion Samar Amer Ibrahim Hamza.Also Read- Harmanpreet Singh, Gurjit Kaur win best player awards as India sweep international hockey honours

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PCB can collapse if India wants as ICC getting 90 per cent of its funds from there: Ramiz Raja

  • Oct 08, 2021
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has to reduce its dependence on funding from the International Cricket Council (ICC) as much of cricket's global governing body gets its funding from India, said the board's chairman Ramiz Raja. Ramiz said that this effectively means that cricket in Pakistan is at the mercy of Indian businesses and any political pressure in India to stop this funding can spell disaster for the sport in the country. "The ICC is a politicised body divided between the Asian and Western blocs and 90 per cent of its revenues are generated from India. It is frightening," the PCB Chief said appearing before the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial affairs on Thursday in Islamabad. "In a way India's business houses are running Pakistan cricket and if tomorrow the Indian PM decides he will not allow any funding to Pakistan, this cricket board can collapse," he added, but did not elaborate on the specifics.Also Read- ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24 The former Pakistan captain also said that the ICC has reduced into an "event management company" considering how New Zealand and England are pulling out of their tours of the country. New Zealand canceled their tour just minutes before the start of the first match citing a security threat and Ramiz said some good news could be in store regarding the series in a week's time. "What New Zealand did was unacceptable because till now they have not shared any information with us on what led them to abandon the series in Pakistan. But they are now trying to reschedule the series," said Ramiz. "The good thing is they are working on something which means they want to mend things with us," he said.Also Read- Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format

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BCCI unveils Team India new jersey ahead of T20 World Cup

  • Oct 13, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed the new jersey of the Indian cricket team for the men's T20 World Cup tournament to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman from October 17 to November 14.The new jersey is named 'Billion Cheers Jersey' and the patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans."Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey! The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted as the board shared the picture on social media.Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey! The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans. Get ready to #ShowYourGame @mpl_sport.Buy your jersey now on https://t.co/u3GYA2wIg1#MPLSports #BillionCheersJersey pic.twitter.com/XWbZhgjBd2— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2021The jersey was released by MPL Sports, the official kit sponsors of the Indian cricket team till December 2023. The new jersey will replace the navy-blue retro jersey with blue, green, white and red stripes, inspired by the 1992 World Cup kit which the team has been sporting since the tour of Australia in November last year.The Indian team will enter the field wearing the new jersey for the first time in their practice match against England on October 18 and then against Australia on October 20. The jersey will then be worn during India's opening match in the men’s T20 World Cup against Pakistan on October 24.India are bidding to end their 8-year-long wait for an ICC title when they take the field under Virat Kohli's captaincy at the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE. The Asian giants last won a major title in 2013 and their last T20 World Cup title in the inaugural edition of the tournament.India's squad for T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami. Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad

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Sunil Chhetri breaks Pele's record as India beat Maldives to enter SAFF Championships final

  • Oct 14, 2021
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India on Wednesday confirmed their place in the final match against Nepal after 3-1 victory over Maldives at the National Football Stadium in Male, Maldives. Manvir Singh’s opener was cancelled by Ali Ashfaq in the first half before Sunil Chhetri scored a brace in the second half to confirm the spot for the Blue Tigers. Sunil Chhetri broke legendary football player Pele's record during the match against the Maldives in the ongoing 2021 SAFF Championship Pele had scored 77 goals for Brazil and Chhetri went past the Brazilian superstar when he scored a goal in the 62nd minute in the match against the Maldives. Chhetri further bettered his tally as he scored another one to have 79 international goals under his belt. The Indian captain is now the third-highest active international goalscorer. Lionel Messi (80) and Cristiano Ronaldo (115) are the two footballers who are ahead of Chhetri in the list of active international goalscorers. The Indian captain has also become the joint sixth-highest goalscorer in the world.123 Internationals 79 Goals @chetrisunil11 becomes the joint 6th highest goalscorer in the world! #INDMDV #SAFFChampionship2021 #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/Tg4UCTPAAE— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 13, 2021Although his team is going through a long lean phase, Chhetri's scoring prowess remains as good as ever, which is a testament to his consistency and dedication.A Wonderful Gesture Skipper @chetrisunil11 handed over his Man of the Match award to @apuiaralte45 for his brilliant performance today! #INDMDV #SAFFChampionship2021 #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/povTme0mZI— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 13, 2021Throughout his glorious journey, the deadly poacher from Delhi has played alongside former stars such as Bhaichung Bhutia and Renedy Singh in the national team, besides well-known international players in the ISL and I-League. Notwithstanding the occasional chatter around his age and his longevity, the Indian captain had said that he wanted to keep playing in top-flight and has not given his future any thought. India is undefeated in this edition, having drawn with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and then beating Nepal. The side will now look for its eight SAFF Championship title when it takes on first-time finalist Nepal in the final.Also Read- BCCI unveils Team India's new jersey ahead of T20 World Cup

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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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T20 World Cup warm-up: Rahul, Kishan power India to seven wicket win over England

  • Oct 19, 2021
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India produced an energetic performance with the bat on Monday to beat England by 7-wickets in their first T20 World Cup warm-up match in Dubai. Chasing 189 for victory, the 2007 champions rode on destructive half-centuries from Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul to cross the finish line with 6 balls to spare. Kishan and Rahul opened the batting and added 82 for the first wicket to lay a solid foundation for the run chase before the latter got out against the run of play for 51 to Mark Wood. Virat Kohli, who dropped to No. 3 to accommodate Rahul at the top, suffered a rare failure with the bat, scoring just 11 off 13 balls. Kishan carried on attacking the England bowlers and top-scored with 70 not out of 46 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes before being replaced by Suryakumar Yadav, but this move did not work because he couldn't fire as according to expectations and got out for 8 with India needing 21 off 15 balls. Fortunately, the duo of Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya did what was needed and knocked off the required runs without much trouble. Pant finished the match with six and finished with 29 not out while Pandya scored 12 not out.Impressive batting performance Fine bowling display #TeamIndia beat England & win their first warm-up game. #INDvENG #T20WorldCup : Getty Images pic.twitter.com/jIBgYFqOjz— BCCI (@BCCI) October 18, 2021Earlier, Mohammed Shami snapped three wickets but Jonny Bairstow smashed a 36-ball 49 to help England post a challenging 188 for 5 after being asked to bat first by Virat Kohli. Besides Shami (3/40), fellow pacer Jasprit Bumrah (1/26) and spinner Rahul Chahar (1/43) were also among wickets at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. Bairstow hit one six and had four hits to the fence in his knock, while Liam Livingstone (30) also contributed with the bat. But it was Moeen Ali's whirlwind 20-ball 43 which powered England to a good score in the end. India will next face Australia in their second warm-up match at the same venue on Wednesday (October 20) while England will lock horns with New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. India will face Australia in their second warm-up match at the same venue on Wednesday (October 20) while England will face New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

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FIFA Rankings: India rise one spot to 106th, Belgium hold onto top position

  • Oct 22, 2021
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October 2021 was a busy month in international football, with qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, friendlies, and the final rounds of the UEFA Nations League all on the agenda. A total of 160 fixtures were played, the impact of which can be seen on the FIFA Rankings. Though their lead is now under threat, Belgium remains on top despite UEFA Nations League defeats to France (3rd, 1) and Italy (4th, 1). Among the top five, only Les Bleus and Gli Azzurri have improved their positions. India has also moved one spot ahead to the 106th position after the Sunil Chhetri-led side won the SAFF Championship. The Blue Tigers had defeated Nepal in the summit clash. Brazil remains in second place but are breathing down the neck of Belgium, just 12 points behind. England, meanwhile, dropped two places to fifth."A little further down, Spain's (7th, 1) progress at the expense of Portugal (8th, -1) is also noteworthy, as is that of Germany (12th, 2), who leapfrog USA (13th). Uruguay lost most ground among the top 20 by dropping three places to 15th," read an official FIFA statement. It is after that, however, where we find some of the most significant movers on this edition. Morocco (29th, 4), Russia (33rd, 4), Egypt (44th, 4), Saudi Arabia (49th, 7) and South Africa (66th, 7) all made strides on the back of two wins from two this month in Qatar 2022 qualifying. Two nations in the second half of the table fared even better, with New Zealand (111, 10) and Indonesia (165, 10) the joint-biggest movers this month, ahead of Central African Republic (115, 9) and Cambodia (170, 8).Also Read- IPL 2022: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone To Bid For Two New IPL Teams- Reports

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T20 World Cup 2021: A look at India vs Pakistan quick stats in T20Is

  • Oct 22, 2021
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The T20 World Cup 2021 has started and one of the mouth-watering contests between India-Pakistan is round the corner. Virat Kohli led India and Babar Azam guided Pakistan will cross swords at the Dubai International Stadium on October 24, Sunday. As the two teams gear up for the shortest format of the game scheduled to be played this weekend as a part of the T20 World Cup 2021, we look at the quick stats to rekindle the buzz ahead of the India-Pakistan contest.India vs Pakistan T20I statisticsHead to headTotal matches 8India won 6Pakistan won 1Tied 1Most runs/ Top run-getters India Player name Innings/ Runs Virat Kohli             6/ 254 Yuvraj Singh         8/ 155 Gautam Gambhir   5/ 139 PakistanPlayer name Innings/ Runs Shoaib Malik          8/164 Mohammad Hafeez 7/ 156 Umar Akmal          6/ 103Most wickets/ Top wicket takersIndiaPlayer name Innings/ RunsIrfan Pathan 3/6Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/5 Hardik Pandya 3/5 PakistanPlayer name Innings/ RunsUmar Gul 6/11 Mohammad Asif 2/ 5 Mohammad Amir 2/ 4 Most hundredsNo player from either side- India or Pakistan has ever scored a century whenever the two sides have played T20Is in the history.Most fiftiesIndia Player name Number of fiftiesVirat Kohli 2 Robin Uthappa 1 Gautam Gambhir 1 PakistanPlayer name Number of fiftiesMohammad Hafeez 2 Misbah-ul-Haq 1 Shoaib Malik 1 Most Man of the Matches AwardIndia Player name Number of matches Virat Kohli 3 Irfan Pathan 1 Yuvraj Singh 1 Pakistan Player name Number of matchesMohammad Asif 1 Mohammad Hafeez 1Also Read- IPL 2022: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone To Bid For Two New IPL Teams- Reports

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T20 World Cup: Mohammed Shami faces vicious online abuse after India loss to Pakistan

  • Oct 25, 2021
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A torrent of social media abuse was targeted at the only Muslim player in the Indian playing XI, Mohammed Shami, after his side were thrashed by arch rivals Pakistan at the T20 World Cup. Violence against Muslims in India was also reported after the emphatic 10-wicket win on Sunday, Pakistan first victory against India at any World Cup. Cricket clashes between India and Pakistan frequently heighten tensions between the neighbours, who have fought three wars since their independence in 1947. The 31-year-old Shami became the main target after the defeat in Dubai, even though India captain Virat Kohli admitted that his team had been "outplayed". Hundreds of messages were left on Shami's Instagram account saying he was a "traitor" and should be thrown out of the Indian team.Also Read- Virat Kohli becomes first India captain in 29 years to lose World Cup match vs Pakistan Former India batsman Virender Sehwag slammed online trolls for abusing fast bowler Mohammed Shami after India's defeat to Pakistan in the t20 WorldCup on Sunday. "The online attack on Mohammad Shami is shocking and we stand by him. He is a champion and Anyone who wears the India cap has India in their hearts far more than any online mob. With you Shami. Agle match mein dikado jalwa," said Sehwag in a tweet. The online attack on Mohammad Shami is shocking and we stand by him. He is a champion and Anyone who wears the India cap has India in their hearts far more than any online mob. With you Shami. Agle match mein dikado jalwa.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 25, 2021Sehwag's fellow former India opener said that the online trolls are the ones who earlier used to burn players' effigies after a defeat. Online trolls are the ones who earlier used to burn effigies and throw paint-stones at player’s houses…with an online profile without a face worthy of a profile pic. — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 25, 2021Former cricketer Irfan Pathan also spoke up in support of Shami. “Even I was part of #IndvsPak battles on the field where we have lost but never been told to go to Pakistan!” he tweeted.Even I was part of #IndvsPak battles on the field where we have lost but never been told to go to Pakistan! I’m talking about of few years back. THIS CRAP NEEDS TO STOP. #Shami— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 25, 2021Fans and politicians also urged support for him, calling on Indian players to reject the hate messages just as they had backed the Black Lives Matter movement by taking a knee. "Team India your BLM knee-taking counts for nothing if you can't stand up for your teammate who is being horribly abused and trolled on social media," Omar Abdullah, a former chief minister of Kashmir, said on Twitter. "Ignore the haters, most of India's grateful for your effort," said another supporter on Instagram. Gautam Gambhir, a former India Test cricketer who has become an MP for the Bharatiya Janata Party, said it was "shameful" that people were celebrating  Pakistan's win. India was defeated by Pakistan in their first match of 2021 T20 World Cup. Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan, taking the three crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. His efforts helped Pakistan restrict India to 151/7. Pakistan openers Mohammad Rizwan and captain Babar Azam made light work of the 152-run chase, getting to the target in the 18th over to break the World Cup jinx and register their first-ever 10-wicket win in a T20I match.Also Read- Manchester United owners show 'interest' in IPL franchise

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Virat Kohli becomes first India captain in 29 years to lose World Cup match vs Pakistan

  • Oct 25, 2021
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Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to lose a World Cup match against Pakistan in 29 years as his team went down by 10 wickets in their first opening game of the Super 12s in Group 2 in Dubai. Pakistan kicked off their T20 World Cup campaign with a resounding win over their arch-rivals, scoring 152 in 17.5 overs to register their first-ever 10-wicket win in the shortest format of international cricket. It was Pakistan's first-ever win by 10 wickets against any opposition in a T20, while India also confronted the ignominy of losing by such a margin for the first time. 152 is also Pakistan's highest opening stand against India in the format.This Pakistan team has a combined experience of 625 matches - making it the most experienced team ever to take the field in a T20 international. It is also one of the oldest Pakistani teams, with an average age of 30 + years. The match also saw Kohli get out for the first time in T20I against Pakistan after scoring 226 runs. Kohli's 57 team helped India reach 151 for 7 in 20 after being put in to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium. Virat Kohli scored 226 runs against Pakistan in the t20 WorldCup and was sent off just once. Kohli headed into the T20 World Cup having scored 169 runs in 3 innings without getting dismissed in the showpiece T20I events against their arch-rivals. It was another high-quality innings against one of his favorite opponents as the India captain led the way with the bat but the end result was not enough to stop Pakistan.Also Read- IPL 2022: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone To Bid For Two New IPL Teams- Reports

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T20 WC Ind vs Pak: Sania Mirza reacts hilariously after Team India fans call Shoaib Malik jeeja ji

  • Oct 26, 2021
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Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik is at the end of his career, but his fan following hasn’t taken a dip by any means. On Sunday, October 24, he played his first game for Pakistan after almost 14 months and fans cheered for him. The veteran was a part of the marquee clash between India and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the T20 World Cup 2021. He didn’t get a chance to bat as Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan led Pakistan to 10 wickets win. Virat Kohli team asked the Men in Green to chase down 152 after which Babar and Rizwan made a mockery of the run-chase. Apart from cheering for Malik, the fans also poked fun at him. Malik got married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on April 12, 2010.Fans cheer for Shoaib MalikFor over a decade, Shoaib and Sania have given young couples plenty of couple goals. They also have a son, named Izhaan Mirza Malik, who was born in 2018. When Malik was fielding near the boundary, a few fans called him ‘jeeja ji’, which means brother-in-law. The cheers for Malik were loud and clear. A fan uploaded the video on Twitter on Monday. Mirza, who has won six Grand Slam titles in his illustrious career, reacted to the fan video. The 34-year-old posted a couple of ‘laughing’ emoticons followed by two ‘heart’ emotions. https://t.co/NE46xoSKfu— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) October 25, 2021Prior to that, he also played a few matches for Central Punjab in the National T20 Cup. In 117 T20Is for Pakistan, Malik has churned out 2335 runs at an average of 31.13 and a strike rate of 124.20. He has also picked 28 wickets in the format since his debut back in 2006. Malik doesn’t play Test and ODI cricket anymore.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Mohammed Shami faces vicious online abuse after India loss to Pakistan

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India vs Pakistan: Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Amir engage in war of words on Twitter

  • Oct 27, 2021
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After India were made to eat humble pie on Sunday when they lost to Pakistan in the T20 World cup, former left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir took a dig at Harbhajan Singh on social media. Amir taunted Harbhajan after Pakistan's ten-wicket victory over cricket India on Sunday night, Amir took to Twitter on Monday and asked, “Harbhajan Paa ji ne TVto nai toda apna?” which loosely translates to “Did Harbhajan break his TV.” The comment was made over the taunts of Indians about Pakistani fans breaking their television sets after losing to India in the past editions of world cups.hello everyone woh pochna yeah tha @harbhajan_singh paa ji ne TV to ni tora apna koi ni hota hai end of the day its a game of cricket .— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) October 25, 2021To this, Singh replied on Twitter saying, “Ab Tum bi bologe @iamamirofficial. yeh 6 ki landing tumhare ghar k tv par to nahi hui thi ?? Koi nahi hota hai end of the day it’s a game of cricket as u rightly said” which loosely translates to “Now you will also say things? Did this six land on your TV at home?” With this tweet he attached a video of him hitting a last over six against Pakistan. Ab Tum bi bologe @iamamirofficial yeh 6 ki landing tumhare ghar k tv par to nahi hui thi ?? Koi nahi hota hai end of the day it’s a game of cricket as u rightly said https://t.co/XqSnWhg9t3 pic.twitter.com/4IuWpPOpF1— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 26, 2021It was Amir who stirred things up by sharing a clip from an old cricket match where former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi smashed Harbhajan for a few sixes. https://t.co/tZGLtwBKCa me busy tha @harbhajan_singh apki bowling dekh raha tha test jab LaLA ne apko 4 bowls pe 4 sixes mare thay but cricket hai lag sakte but test cricket me thora ziada ho gia tha— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) October 26, 2021To this particular tweet of Amir, Harbhajan shared a still from the Lord's 2010 Test between Pakistan and England where Amir was found guilty of spot-fixing. "Lords mai no ball kaise ho gya tha ?? Kitna liya kisne diya ? Test cricket hai no ball kaise ho sakta hai? Shame on u and ur other supporters for disgracing this beautiful game," tweeted Harbhajan. Lords mai no ball kaise ho gya tha ?? Kitna liya kisne diya ? Test cricket hai no ball kaise ho sakta hai ? Shame on u and ur other supporters for disgracing this beautiful game https://t.co/nbv6SWMvQl— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 26, 2021Replying to this tweet from Harbhajan, Amir stooped low and used derogatory language towards the legendary Indian spinner. However, the Turbanator did not relent in his opinion of Amir. Taking to Twitter, Harbhajan said: "For people like you @iamamirofficial only Paisa paisa paisa paisa .. na izzat na kuch aur sirf paisa..bataoge nahi apne desh walo ko aur supporters ko k kitna mila tha .. get lost I feel yuk talking to people like you for insulting this game and making people fool with ur acts." For people like you @iamamirofficial only Paisa paisa paisa paisa .. na izzat na kuch aur sirf paisa..bataoge nahi apne desh walo ko aur supporters ko k kitna mila tha .. get lost I feel yuk talking to people like you for insulting this game and making people fool with ur acts https://t.co/5aPmXtYKqm pic.twitter.com/PhveqewN6h— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 26, 2021In his last tweet, Harbhajan shared a video from an old match where he is seen smashing Amir for a six and he captioned the post as: "Fixer ko sixer.. out of the park @iamamirofficial chal daffa ho ja." Fixer ko sixer.. out of the park @iamamirofficial chal daffa ho ja pic.twitter.com/UiUp8cAc0g— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 26, 2021IND vs PAK t20 worldcup 2021 HighlightsHaving won the toss, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam sent India to bat and Pakistan dominated the match right from ball one. India got off to the worst possible start with openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul sent back to the pavilion by Shaheen Afridi within three overs with just six runs on the board. Shaheen Afridi had Rohit trapped in front of the wicket for a duck and then bowled Rahul through the gate. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant then joined forces to add 53 runs in quick time before the latter was caught out by leg-spinner Shadab Khan off his own bowling in the 13th over. Kohli was finally dismissed by Afridi after scoring a 49-ball 57. India was restricted to 151 in their 20 overs. Chasing 152 to win, Pakistan openers had no trouble in making light work of the target as Indian bowlers failed to get the breakthrough. Skipper Babar Azam stroked his way to unbeaten 68 runs while his opening partner, Mohammad Rizwan, smashed an unbeaten 79 runs to take the team past the finish line.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Mohammed Shami faces vicious online abuse after India loss to Pakistan

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T20 World Cup: Why India vs New Zealand could be a do or die clash for both team

  • Oct 27, 2021
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In the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE, Pakistan have emerged as the strongest team in Group 2. Out of the six teams which are in this group, India, Pakistan and New Zealand (ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively in the ICC T20I team rankings) are the three higher ranked teams, while Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia (ranked 8th, 14th and 19th respectively in the IC T20I team rankings) are the three lower ranked teams. Pakistan, in their first two matches have beaten the other two highest ranked teams in their group, India by 10 wickets and New Zealand by 5 wickets. This gave them a solid NRR of +0.738. They sit at the top of the group with 4 points from two games and are top of the group. Their remaining three matches will be against the lower ranked teams - Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia, which they are expected to win. Therefore, Pakistan looks in good shape to set a perfect record of 5 wins in the Super 12 stage and advance to the semi-finals. On the other hand, both India and New Zealand have yet to open their accounts. Both teams have played one match so far and both have lost, both of course to Pakistan. And this makes their clash against each other, which incidentally will be the next match for both these teams, a potential do or die affair.Assuming Pakistan, India and New Zealand defeat Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland, the team that wins the India-New Zealand match will be the team that joins Pakistan in the semi-finals. After Pakistan beat New Zealand on Tuesday, there are now only two scenarios possible as far as Group 2 is concerned - either India beat NZ or NZ beat India. In scenario 1 - If India beat NZ - then India will finish on 8 points (assuming they beat Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia) and NZ will finish on 6 points (assuming they beat Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia). In this scenario, Pakistan and India will be the two teams going into the semi-finals from this group. This of course is based on the hypothesis that Pakistan, India and NZ will all beat Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland. In scenario 2 - If New Zealand beat India - then India will end on 6 points (assuming they beat Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia) and NZ will finish with 8 points (assuming they beat Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia). And if this happens, then the Kiwis will be joining Pakistan as the second team from Group 2 to qualify for the knockouts. This of course is based on the hypothesis that Pakistan, India and NZ will all beat Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland. Of course, T20 is the most fickle format of the sport and an upset is not going to be surprising. The team which loses on Sunday could still make the semis, provided the other team is upset by a lower ranked team or teams and they themselves win their remaining matches. The Men in Blue play the Black Caps on Sunday, October 31. While India vs Pakistan was a keenly followed clash for obvious reasons, India vs New Zealand will be perhaps the most crucial encounter for both these teams. India is ranked higher than NZ in the team rankings in T20I cricket, but history favours New Zealand in their more recent encounters vs India in ICC tournaments. Incredibly, the last time India beat the Kiwis in an ICC tournament was way back in the 203 ICC ODI World Cup. In fact, in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in ICC tournaments, NZ have beaten India four times In T20 clashes overall as well it's the Black Caps who hold the edge. In 16 T20I meetings between the two teams, NZ have won 8, while India won 6 of these matches. Two matches were tied. The Men in Blue team is looking forward to their second t20 worldcup title. They will have to be at their best to keep those hopes real and good.Also Read- India vs Pakistan: Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Amir engage in war of words on Twitter

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Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain among 11 recommended for Khel Ratnas

  • Oct 28, 2021
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An unprecedented 11 sportspersons have been recommended for this year's rechristened Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna by the national sports award's selection committee headed by retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Mukundakum Sharma. This is the first time that many names have been recommended for a single edition of the Awards Ceremony. Last year, the government honored a total of 74 athletes with the National Sports and Adventure Awards in different segments. The awardees included five in the Khel Ratna category and 27 for Arjuna. This year, a total of 72 names have been recommended for the Khel Ratna, Arjuna (35), Dhyan Chand, Dronacharya (regular) and Dronacharya (lifetime). The list doesn't include names of athletes, corporates and sports promotion boards and top-performing universities recommended for the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP), Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) trophy and Tenzing Norgay award. Among those who have been recommended for the Khel Ratna - India's highest sporting honour - include tokyo olympics gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, silver-winning men's freestyle wrestler Ravi Dahiya, Tokyo olympics bronze medallist woman welterweight boxer Lovlina Borgohain and men's hockey team's goalkeeper P R Sreejesh. Five para-athletes, who created history by winning gold each at the Tokyo Paralympics, have also been nominated for the Khel Ratna. These include Pramod Bhagat (para-badminton), Sumit Antil (para-javelin), Avani Lekhara (para-shooting), Krishna Nagar (para-badminton) and Manish Narwal (para-shooting).KHEL RATNA: Neeraj Chopra (athletics), Ravi Dahiya (wrestling), PR Sreejesh (hockey), Lovlina Borgohain (boxing in olympics), Sunil Chhetri (football), Mithali Raj (cricket), Pramod Bhagat (parabadminton), Sumit Antil (para- javelin), Avani Lekhara (para-shooting), Krishna Nagar (para-badminton) and Manish Narwal (para-shooting).ARJUNA AWARD: Arpinder Singh (triple jump), Simranjit Kaur (boxing), Shikhar Dhawan (cricket), Bhavani Devi (fencing), Monika (hockey), Vandana Katariya (hockey), Sandeep Narwal (kabaddi), Himani Uttam Parab (mallakhamb) ), Abhishek Verma (shooting), Ankita Raina (tennis), Deepak Punia (wrestling), Dilpreet Singh (hockey), Harmanpreet Singh (hockey), Rupinder Pal Singh (hockey), Surendra Kumar (hockey), Amit Rohidas (hockey) , Birendra Lakra (hockey), Sumit (hockey), Nilakanta Sharma (hockey), Hardik Singh (hockey), Vivek Sagar Prasad (hockey), Gurjant Singh (hockey), Mandeep Singh (hockey), Shamsher Singh (hockey), Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (hockey), Varun Kumar (hockey), Simranjeet Singh (hockey), Yogesh Kathuniya (para-athletics), Nishad Kumar (para-athletics), Praveen Kumar (para-athletics), Suhash Yathiraj (para-badminton), Singhraj Adhana (parashooting), Bhavina Patel (paratable tennis), Harvinder Singh (para-archery) and Sharad Kumar (para-athletics).DHYANCHAND AWARD: OP Jaisha (athletics), Divya Singh (basketball), KC Lekha (boxing), Abhijeet Kunte (chess), Davinder Singh Garcha (hockey), Vikas Kumar (kabaddi), Nir Bahadur Gurung (para sports athletics), PS Abdul Rassak (volleyball) and Sajjan Singh (wrestling) DRONACHARYA (REGULAR): Jai Prakash Nautiyal (para-shooting), Mahaveer Prasad Saini (para-athletics), Pritam Siwach (hockey), Radhakrishnan Nair (athletics), Sandeep Sangwan (hockey) ), Sandhya Gurung (boxing), Sujeet Maan (wrestling) and Subramanian Raman (table tennis).DRONACHARYA (LIFETIME): Ashan Kuamr (kabaddi), Bhaskar Chandra Bhatt (hockey), CR Kumar (hockey), Jagrup Rathi (wrestling), S Muralidharan (badminton), Sarkar Talwar (sports cricket), Sarpal Singh (hockey), Tapan Kumar Panigrahi (swimming) and TP Ouseph (athletics).Also Read- Afghanistan Captain Mohammad Nabi before PC: 5 minute mei English Khatam Ho Jayegi

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I believe that India can win the T20 World Cup: Virender Sehwag

  • Oct 28, 2021
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The T20 World Cup 2021 has been an eventful affair so far. The fans have been all raring to watch the action unfold in the mega event. However, in the middle of the ongoing tournament, a fan asked former India cricketer Virender Sehwag who he thinks will clinch the title this year. Sehwag is always super active across his social media platforms. The former batter never shies away from expressing his opinions on the game. Thus, whilst answering the question of the fan, Sehwag was quick enough to back the Virat Kohli-led side in the marquee event. He pinned his hopes on team India to lift the trophy this year and also asked the people to support the team at times of defeat.India only have to play better cricket here onwards: Virender Sehwag“According to me, it’s Team India who will win this T20 World Cup. They’ll only have to play better cricket here onwards. We always cheer for our team when it wins but when it loses we have to support it even more. So, I believe that India can win the T20 World Cup,” Sehwag said in his latest episode of Virugiri Dot Com on Instagram. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag)Team India did not have a positive start to their t20 worldcup campaign. The team locked horns with Pakistan in their opening fixture. Although Men in Blue entered the competition as favorites to win considering their record against Pakistan in ICC events, the team faced defeat by ten wickets. The Babar Azam-led side exuded some great character to break India’s 12 matches winning streak and registered a thumping victory. Shaheen Shah Afridi was clinical with the ball as he sent back both the openers early on. Chasing down the target of 152, Pakistan’s openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played belligerent knocks to take the team past the victory. India's next mission is against New Zealand. Both sides have lost their previous encounters with Pakistan and will be keen on getting to winning ways. It will be a crucial match for both teams as a loss here will affect their chances of reaching the semi-finals.Also Read- Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain among 11 recommended for Khel Ratnas

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Attacking Someone Over Religion Is Most Pathetic: Kohli backs Shami

  • Oct 31, 2021
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Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hit out at the social media abuse that was aimed at pacer Mohammed Shami after the team loss to Pakistan in the ICC Men’s t20 worldcup. The 31-year-old Shami was abused on social media after the 10-wicket defeat in Dubai, even though Kohli acknowledged that his side had been outplayed as a team. In a virtual press interaction ahead of India’s October 31 clash with New Zealand, Kohli brushed aside the “spineless” trolls, suggesting that those on the inside do not care about the “outside voice”. “There’s a reason we are playing on the field and not those spineless people,” Kohli said. “It’s unfortunate and sad to see people getting entertained. That is why we are doing what we are and those spineless people are doing what they are.” “Many people hide their identity in social media then try to troll the players and it is the lowest point in their life – all dramas outside due to the lack of self-confidence of them, we know how to back the players, there is no value from the outside voice.” Regrettably, Shami, the only Muslim player in the playing XI against Pakistan, was targeted over his religious beliefs, whereas incidents of communal harmony being disrupted in a few parts of the nation were reported the same day. “To me attacking someone over their religion is the most pathetic thing a human being can do. Everyone has the right to voice their opinion but I personally have never even thought of discriminating someone over their religion,” Kohli said. “This is literally the lowest potential as a human being one can operate at.” “That [religious beliefs] is a very sacred and a personal thing to every human being and that should be left there. People take out their frustrations because they obviously have no understanding of what we do as individuals. They have no understanding of how much effort we put on the field. They have no understanding of the fact that someone like Mohammed Shami has won India a lot of matches in last few years and he’s been our primary bowler with Jasprit Bumrah when it comes to making an impact. “We are doing what we are doing on the field and none of these people [trolls] are even in the vicinity to even imagine doing something like that. They do not have the courage or the spine to do that. That is how I see things. “As a group, we understand how we need to stick together and how we need to back individuals and how need to focus on our strengths and whether people on the outside portray the fact that India cannot afford to lose a game of cricket is none of our business because we play sport and we understand how sport goes. So, how people think on the outside adds no value whatsoever. We never focussed on it and we will never focus on it going forward either.” “If people can overlook that and his passion for the country, honestly I don’t even want to waste one minute of my life to give any attention to the people, neither does Shami and neither does anyone else in the team. We stand by him fully. We are backing him 200% and all those who attacked him can come with more force if they want to. “Our brotherhood, our friendship within the team and nothing can be shaken. I can guarantee you as a captain of the team that we have built a culture where these things will not even be infiltered into this environment at all and that is a absolute guarantee from my side. A slew of former indian cricketer stood in solidarity with Shami. “The online attack on Mohammad Shami is shocking and we stand by him. He is a champion and anyone who wears the India cap has India in their hearts far more than any online mob. With you Shami. Agle match mein dikado jalwa,” tweeted former India opener Sehwag. Sachin Tendulkar, too, lauded Shami for his commitment, while he reckoned that like any other player, it was merely an off day for the pacer. “When we support #TeamIndia, we support every person who represents Team India. @MdShami11is a committed, world-class bowler. He had an off day like any other sportsperson can have. I stand behind Shami & Team India.”Also Read- I believe that India can win the T20 World Cup: Virender Sehwag

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T20 World Cup: How can India still hope to qualify for the semi final

  • Nov 01, 2021
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It's not the first-time cricket fans in the country have had to sit with calculators and figure out permutations and combinations in a cricket season. But for the first time in recent memory, fans of the Indian cricket team will be eagerly awaiting as Virat Kohli's men are on the brink of a shocking early exit in T20 World Cup 2021. Billed as one of the pre-tournament favourites, India have shocked quite a few with their listless performances so far at the T20 World Cup. India's body language, their mental strength has all come into question after two humbling defeats. India's campaign at the t20 worldCup got off to a terrible start as they lost to arch-rivals Pakistan by 10 points. It was Pakistan's first win over India in a World Cup match and they got it in style by chasing down a 152-run target without losing a wicket and with 13 balls to spare. A week-long break did India no good, it seems as they were hammered by 8 wickets by New Zealand, who restricted a listless indian cricketer batting line-up to just 110 in 20 overs during which they went without a boundary for 70 balls. New Zealand got past the finish line in 14.3 overs.  The two big defeats meant India's Net Run Rate has taken a massive beating. Only 2 teams will qualify from each of the two Super 12 groups and India's chances are looking bleak at the moment.What does the T20 World Cup 2021 points table look like?Did you see this coming? #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/fxK4E0eHW7— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 31, 2021Pakistan is on top of the 6-team table with 3 wins in as many matches. The 2009 champions are all but through to the semi-final, as their last two matches are against associates, Scotland and Namibia. Pakistan made a statement by beating India, New Zealand and Afghanistan in their first 3 matches. It is safe to say that 3 teams are still in the race for the second spot in Group 2 of the Super 12 - Afghanistan, New Zealand and India and pretty much in that order.T20 World Cup: How can India still hope to qualify for the semi-final? India's upcoming matchesVs Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on November 3 Vs Scotland in Dubai on November 5 Vs Namibia in Dubai on November 8New Zealand's upcoming matchesVs Scotland in Dubai on November 3 Vs Namibia in Sharjah on November 5 Vs Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on November 7 Afghanistan's upcoming matchesVs India on November 3 in Abu Dhabi Vs New Zealand on November 7 in Dubai India's only chance of reaching the semi-finals is hope for a 3-way (or 4-way tie) for the semi-final spots at 6 points. If Pakistan wins one of the next two matches, it will guarantee them a place in the semi-finals. While India can't reach 8 points from hereon, Afghanistan and New Zealand can get to 8 points. Provided the more fancied teams avoid shocks in Group 2 from here on, the November 7 match between Afghanistan and New Zealand will assume a lot of importance.What do India need to reach the semi-finals?It's simple. Win all their next 3 matches and win them by big margins to boost their Net Run Rate which is reeling at -1.609. Scenario 1 India will hope they can beat Afghanistan by a big margin on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi and Mohammad Nabi's men go on to beat New Zealand in their final Super 12 match. However, if India are tied on points with Afghanistan, it's less likely that they will be able to overtake Nabi's side on Net Run Rate. Scenario 2 India should beat Afghanistan by a big margin and hope New Zealand beat Afghanistan in their final Super 12 match -- meaning, Afghanistan don't get to 6 points from here. However, New Zealand should lose to one of Namibia or Scotland as it gives Virat Kohli's men an opportunity to overtake the Black Caps' NRR.Can Scotland and Namibia help India?Well, there are more ways that India can qualify for the semi-finals. There are two unexpected as India needs Scotland and Namibia to pull off a couple of big upsets. For example, if Pakistan loses its next two games to Scotland and Namibia and India wins its next three games by a big margin, there is a chance that India going through and their arch-rivals getting knocked out in the Super 12 stages. Well, doesn't it look unlikely? India can benefit from Scotland and Namibia's victory over New Zealand, with India winning the remaining matches by a wide margin. All said and done, India have failed to live up to their reputation so far at T20 World Cup 2021. As former cricketer Vinod Kambli wrote on social media, this has been one of India's worst-ever World Cup performances, if not the worst-ever, given the talent and potential the side has been able to develop over the years.Also Read- CSK reward Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra with Rs 1 crore

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Yuvraj Singh hints at comeback from retirement next year

  • Nov 02, 2021
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World Cup-winning former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has decided to come out of retirement in February next year “on public demand”, more than two years after he called it quits. In a surprise late-night post on Instagram on Monday, 39-year-old Yuvraj posted a clip of his final century for India when he smashed 150 against England in Cuttack in January 2017 and posted a message about his possible comeback. “God decides your destiny !!On public demand il be back on the pitch hopefully in February ! Ain’t nothing like this feeling! “Thank you for your love and wishes, mean a lot to me ! Keep supporting IND it’s our team and a true fan will show his or her support in tough times,” Yuvraj wrote. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Yuvraj Singh (@yuvisofficial)It is unclear whether he will be returning to be in contention for a place in the Indian team or in T20 leagues. The 2011 World Cup Player of the Tournament, the swashbuckling all-rounder had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in June 2019. There were also talks that he may come out of retirement to play domestic cricket for Punjab and was even included in the 30-man list of probables for the 2020-21 Syed Mushtaq Ali but did not play. After retiring from international cricket, the southpaw played in franchise cricket around the world. He also featured in the Road Safety World Series and Abu Dhabi T10 league earlier this year. Indian cricketer Yuvraj played 304 ODIs and 40 Tests, scoring 8701 and 1900 runs respectively after making his debut in October 2000. He also took 111 ODI wickets with his left-arm spin bowling.Also Read- Messi confirms he will 'return to Barcelona' after PSG stint

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Rohit Sharma named India T20I captain for New Zealand series

  • Nov 10, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a 16-member squad for the T20I series against New Zealand at home. Rohit Sharma has been named the captain of the T20I side while KL Rahul will be his deputy for the 3-match series, starting November 17. Virat Kohli, who stepped down as T20I captain after India's early exit from the T20 World Cup, has taken a break for the series and will be back for the Tests against New Zealand to be ready in time for the tour of South Africa later this year. Rohit Sharma will join hands with newly-appointed head coach Rahul Dravid, who will take over from the New Zealand Series. India is playing two tests after the T20I series but BCCI has yet to announce the Test team. India have not made complete changes to the squad in the T20I format despite their disappointing performance at the T20 World Cup in the UAE.Also Read- Virat Kohli T20I captaincy record: India Second most successful captain after DhoniWhile Hardik Pandya is not included in 16-man squad, the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and former captain Kohli have been rested. Pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami along with leg-spinner Rahul Chahar are the ones who are not part of the T20I squad.Yuzvendra Chahal, Muhammad Siraj and Shreyas Iyer ReturnMeanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal, whose exclusion from the T20 World Cup squad was widely debated, returns to the squad for the New Zealand series. He has been preferred over Rahul Chahar, who played only 1 match -- the dead rubber against Namibia at the World Cup. Off-spinner R Ashwin has been retained after his impressive performances on his return to the T20I side after a 4-year-gap at the T20 World Cup. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also retains his place in the side while pacer Mohammed Siraj returns to the T20I side for the first time since March 2018. Shreyas Iyer, who was part of the reserve unit at the T20 World Cup, finds his way back to the team after a good start for the Delhi Capitals in the second half of IPL 2021. Deepak Chahar, who was also not part of the India squad at the World Cup, finds his way back into the squad.IPL performances rewardedMeanwhile, the likes of Venkatesh Iyer and Harshal Patel have been handed maiden India call-ups after dream runs in the IPL. While Harshal won the Purple Cap with a record-equalling tally of 32 wickets in IPL 2021, Iyer shone at the top, hitting 370 runs in 10 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders. Avesh Khan who rattled opposition batsmen with pace for Delhi Capitals also got the India call-up as Rahul Dravid's side looks a good mix of youth and experience..@ImRo45 all set to lead #TeamIndia's T20I squad against New Zealand. How excited are you for the home series? #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/wGCe0gBbL2— BCCI (@BCCI) November 9, 2021India squad for T20I series vs New ZealandRohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel , Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj.Full Schedule of India vs New Zealand T20Is1st T20I in Jaipur on November 17 2nd T20I in Ranchi on November 19 3rd T20I in Kolkata on November 21Also Read- PTV sends Rs 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar

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India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I: India Look To Keep Winning Combination In Ranchi

  • Nov 19, 2021
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India Look To Keep Winning Combination In RanchiIndia concludes its recent disappointment at the 2021 T20 World Cup with a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the T20I series at Jaipur. The Indian team, led by Rohit Sharma, led Rahul Dravid to victory in his first match as a new senior coach. However, the think tank may not have thought much about his victory as it took time to correct the goals of the 165 races set by the visitors. For the second game, the team manager may consider joining the same group to win the series before making any changes to Game XI before the final.Kuala Lumpur Raffle: The newly appointed T20I Deputy Captain is looking forward to a modest lead in the first game, scoring only 15 times from 14 balls. Rahul looked good on the patch, but he couldn't move forward and turned his back in an attempt to catch Mitchell Santner.Rohit Sharma: The captain drove head-on, showed various shots and then dropped a single score of 48 points. Winning as captain gives Rohit new confidence in the rest of the match.Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar went out on the field with a positive intention and did nothing for the player in his amazing 62 game strike with a hit rate of over 150.Rishabh Pant: Wicket-keeper Pant showed a great application and played in a good position when Daryl Mitchell hit the out-of-bounds in the final round of the match and pushed the team to the goal line.Shreyas Iyer: Iyer's return to the team was unforgettable after being removed from the Indian team at the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Ayer looked weak during an eight-ball stint in the penalty area and missed the ball along the way. At that time, management expected him to drive the team home with his pants.Venkatesh Iyer: All-terrain rookie Venkatesh Iyer didn't have the opportunity to play the ball, but he started his football career with an international cricket with four great people. However, he would be disappointed not to end the game because he was the victim of the reverse sweep of Mitchell's delivery.Axar Patel: Axar tries to win more in the game at Ranchi without losing a small gate in the opening match. He allowed 31 runs with 4 overs and he faced only one ball while chasing India.Ravichandran Ashwin: Ashwin was late in the wicket line, but he certainly had an impact when he got two wickets with two decent numbers of 23. The two wickets helped reduce New Zealand's culling rate.Bovneshwar Kumar: The form of Bovneshwar in the first match was very positive for the Indian national team. He seemed to be in full control as he shook the ball in both directions to catch two wickets in a six economy.Deepak Shahar: Shahar wants to improve the economy by giving more than 40 points in the first match. He threw the ball into the right area, but often lost control of his streak and handed many poor deliveries to New Zealand batters.Mohamed Siraj: Siraj looked like someone who came from a break after the IPL. His improvements can only be expected in the next match of the series. He made a small cut with 4 overs giving 39 rounds.For read daily article and know about sports news to visit here - Pitchhigh

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Hockey diplomacy after 3 years: Pakistan junior team arrives for World Cup

  • Nov 22, 2021
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India and Pakistan have increased their personal involvement from the reopening of the Kartalpur Pass to the reopening of hockey diplomacy three years later.For the first time since 2018, the Pakistani Youth Hockey Team arrived in Delhi for the Youth Hockey World Cup on Saturday. The World Cup will be held in Bhubaneswar from November 24th to December 5th.The Pakistani hockey team last came to India for the Senior World Cup in 2018. Prior to that, he participated in the Champions Cup in 2014. This year was the year that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore it in contact with all SAARC leaders. , Includes all SAARC readers. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the oath ceremony.According to officials, Pakistani players did not get a visa for the 2016 Youth Hockey World Cup-Pattern Court Attacks (January 2016) and Uri (September 2016), followed by Surgical Strikes (September 2016) ).In 2019, the Pakistani shooting team was unable to compete in the World Cup final in Delhi for the same reason. The match in India remained largely isolated because no visa was issued. This happened in the light of a terrorist attack on Pulwama, where at least 40 guards were killed.However, after a harsh warning from the International Olympic Committee, the government has confirmed in writing that athletes from Pakistan will not stop coming to India.This time, Pakistan was invited to the competition because the Asian qualifying was not held due to the pandemic and visas were issued to athletes and officials, officials said.A senior diplomat from the Pakistan High Commission has welcomed members of the Pakistan Youth Hockey Team at IGI Airport in Delhi. Chargé d'Affaires Hassan Khan of the Embassy of Pakistan also hosted lunch on Saturday in honor of him.A Pakistani diplomat said, "They are completely ready, full of energy and ready to do their best during the tournament."Since February of this year, the backchannel between the two countries has been working overtime to keep the lines of control peaceful. However, in recent months, targeted killings in Kashmir have raised suspicions on the ground.India invited Pakistan's National Security Agency to the NSA's regional talks on Afghanistan, but Islamabad declined. However, both sides have agreed to move forward with the reopened Karuta Pool Corridor earlier this week.However, the relationship remains complicated as Islamabad has not yet allowed the Indian government to send wheat to Afghanistan over land via Pakistan. This was after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan last week assured the Taliban delegation that his government would "actively consider" the proposal in exceptional humanitarian situations.For more live updates to visit here : - PITCHHIGH

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KL Rahul Ruled Out Of Test Series vs New Zealand, Suryakumar Yadav Added To Squad

  • Nov 24, 2021
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KL Rahul sustained a muscle strain on his left thighKanpur: KL Rahul, India's first player on Tuesday, was disqualified from two rounds of testing against New Zealand due to strain in his left thigh. It was full of hope. The first test is due to start Thursday in Kanpur and Suryakumar is part of the Indian team.KL Rahul has been ruled out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand that begins in Kanpur from Thursday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday, in a media statement, said that the India opener had sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh. Suryakumar Yadav has been added to the squad as KL Rahul's replacement. Rahul's injury is a massive setback to the Indian team with the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli already missing. Kohli will return to lead the side in the second Test in Mumbai but Rohit has been rested from the entire series."Team India batsman Mr. KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the upcoming 2-match Paytm Test series against New Zealand. He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA in preparation for the series against South Africa scheduled next month. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mr. Suryakumar Yadav as KL Rahul's replacement," the BCCI said in a media statement.KL Rahul will now undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru in preparation for the upcoming tour of South Africa, scheduled next month.The 29-year-old Rahul has featured in 40 Tests, scoring 2321 runs at an average of 35.16. His highest score was 199 that came against England in Chennai in 2016.For live updates to visit here - PITCHHIGH

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Today Indian Cricket Team Players List | Today Sports News

  • Nov 25, 2021
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1st TEST MATCH | TODAY SPORTS NEWS As soon as BCCI announces the Today Sports News schedule for India, fans will start researching squad details. In particular, most cricket fans will start to search for “List of Players of Today's Indian Cricket Team”.Indeed, as a fan of Indian cricket, everyone started to anticipate their XI match until the BCCI officially announced it. BCCI announces a squad that can be made up of more than 20 players with the appropriate reserve players, which may vary from round to round.Shortly before match day, the board announces the 11th team to play against the opposing team on the field. A team of 11 players will be selected and the 11th will be selected in all domestic matches, not just international matches.It is a violation of ICC rules to provide details of XI's performance in a private setting or before the official announcement.ptchhigh | today sports newsToday Indian cricket team players listToday's information on Team India Playing 11 will be updated here shortly after the draw. Check out today's Indian cricket team.Shubman GillMayank AgarwalCheteshwar PujaraAjinkya Rahane (c)Shreyas IyerWriddhiman Saha (wk)Ravindra JadejaAxar PatelRavichandran AshwinIshant SharmaUmesh YadavIndia SquadShubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Jayant Yadav.New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, William SomervilleMatch DetailsTournamentNew Zealand tour of India 2021MatchIndia vs New Zealand, 1st TestVenueGreen Park, KanpurDate & TimeDate: November 25, 2021Time: 09:30 AM IST; 04:00 AM GMTToss DetailsIndia won the toss and opt to batWhere to WatchIndia – Star SportsUK – Sky Sports NetworkAustralia– Fox CricketSub-Saharan African countries – SuperSport Cricket.USA – Willow HDLive Online StreamingDisney+ HotstarFantasy LeagueNot only are you a cricket fan or the first to know the details of an XI player, but fans are also looking for an XI player to form a team in the fantasy league.Most cricket enthusiasts prove themselves by joining such a platform and choosing an XI player who can take the lead with the highest score.What are the Platforms to play Fantasy League?Fantasy Cricket is an online game where a virtual team of real cricketers is formed. Points are earned based on the performance of the selected player. If your team is well ranked in the competition, you will earn real money based on the selected competition.What is the Fantasy League platform?Once officially approved by the IPL Board of Directors, the Fantasy League has arrived. A lot of people can be confused as to how to play in the league and follow the tips and rules. For your convenience, our team has developed tips and rules for you to follow, as well as a way to play IPL Fantasy League.FOR DAILY MORE SPORTS NEWS TO VISIT HERE  PITHHIGHOutside of the IPL season, there are many platforms offering the same to participate in various international cricket matches. Some of the platforms are:ream 11Crix11Mobile Premier LeagueMy11Circle FantasyPlayerzPot FantasyMyTeam11 FantasyFanFight FantasyHalaplay Fantasy League

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BCCI Sets Sunday Deadline To Decide On India's Tour of South Africa

  • Dec 02, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked Cricket South Africa to consider delaying the start of the much-anticipated tour by a week as it seeks more time to discuss the threat of the latest version of COVID, Omicron, which has been discovered to have gone. Area. India has to face South Africa in 3 Tests, with an equal amount of ODI and 4 T20I between 17th December and 26th January.After completing the second Test against New Zealand, she was scheduled to leave India for South Africa on December 8 or 9. Today, however, India realizes that he is likely to leave the team only on December 15 or 16. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry will discuss the South Africa tour of India at its annual general meeting in Kolkata on Saturday and a call is expected on Sunday.BCCI and the players are leaning towards the South Africa tour, as long as the Covid situation does not deteriorate. BCCI wants to wait and see how the Omicron threat ends in the coming days. The Board is in constant contact with the Government of India and the CSA regarding the future of the South Africa Tour.Both BCCI and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are eager to press ahead with the tour despite growing concerns about the new version of COVID. In particular, the board did not mention to Team India A that they are currently playing 3 unofficial 4-day Test matches against the hosts in Bloemfontein.In light of concerns arising from Omicron's release, India has postponed its plans to resume international commercial passenger flights from December 15, as previously decided. The government has also implemented strict COVID-19 guidelines for international travelers at airports and updated its list of "at-risk" countries.BCCI CONCERNED ABOUT DEVELOPING SITUATION, QUARANTINE ON RETURNBCCI is also concerned about what will happen if players are required to undergo a strict quarantine upon their return from Rainbow Nation in January, given the tight domestic schedule after the South Africa tour.In particular, the 3-match ODI series between the Netherlands and South Africa was postponed last month due to the threat from Omicron.However, the South African government said it is looking forward to hosting Indian cricketers in the series and is ensuring the players' safety amid the Omicron threat."South Africa will take all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of the Indian teams. A comprehensive biological environment will be created around the South African and India 'A' teams, as well as the national teams," the ministry said. International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), the country's foreign ministry, said in a statement on Tuesday.For more latest news to visit now - PITCHHIGH 

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Mumbai Test: Jayant Yadav, R Ashwin help India hammer New Zealand, seal 14th successive series victory at home

  • Dec 06, 2021
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India needed less than an hour of play on Monday morning to beat New Zealand's last 5 wickets and finish Test 2. Jayant Yadav took 4 wickets and R Ashwin took the final as India beat New Zealand by 372 throws, their biggest run-in win in a game Experimental cricket.New Zealand, who were out by 62 points, scored 167 points in the second half as they lost their last 5 wickets for just 27 throws on the morning of the fourth day. He himself is in a difficult field in Mumbai, where the spinners ruled.Although Ijaz Patel scored 14 wickets, New Zealand recognized the series as the hitters failed to take action against a high-quality Indian attack. Ijaz became the third bowler in Test cricket history after Jim Lacker and Anil Kumble to take all 10 wickets in one round, but became the first elite bowler to lose.India continues its unbeaten streak at homeIt was the 14th consecutive victory of the Indian Test series at home, a streak that runs to the record. In addition, India has won each of the 11 Test series contested for it under Virat Kohli at home.India once again demonstrated its strength on the bench by clinching a winning streak over the World Test champions despite losing some of its regulars, including Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Jaspreet Pomrah and Muhammad Al Shami.India have not lost a streak at home to New Zealand in 14 matches over the years. This is India's fourth consecutive win in a Test series over the Black Cabs at home, with India's last win in a Test match in 1988.Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli started their partnership well, as India beat the World Test champions in a superb manner. In particular, Dravid began his stint as head coach, overseeing India's 3-0 sweep of New Zealand in the T20I series last month.Mission accomplished in 45 minutesNew Zealand started Monday's match with a score of 140 out of 5. Rashin Ravindra and Henry Nichols started a solid match until Jayant Yadav took the lead earlier in the day.Gayan then went on a mini tour where he had Kyle Jamison (0) and Tim Southey (0) in the same spot before returning to get Will Somerville.R Ashwin capped matters by taking a wicket from Nichols, who was the only player on the New Zealand team to hit 100 balls or more in the Mumbai Test.Ashwin was 66th in the India and New Zealand Test when he passed Richard Hadley's tally for most terrain in that competition. Ashwin also became the second Indian spinner after Anil Kumble to take home 300 wickets.Mayank raise your hand because big guns fail There was a lot of pressure on Mayank Agarwal as he was expected to be eliminated to replace Virat Kohli at XI as the captain missed the Kanpur test. However, Ajinkia Rahani's injury caused Mayank to hold onto his spot.He provided nearly half of India's first entry into the Mumbai field, which provided a lot of support to the spinners. This was his first century of testing in two years when the opener happily hit him out of the air after crossing the 3-digit mark on the second day of the second test.Mayank has dominated the New Zealand races, with the ability to leave the track and hit the big boys with ease. He joins the elite list of Indian hitters who scored over fifty starting points in a Test at Wankidi Stadium in Mumbai. He has imitated players like Chetan Chauhan (52, 84 in 1978), Sunil Gavaskar (205, 73 in 1978) and Chris Srikanth (71 in 1987, 65) after over fifty goals in the prestigious place.India will now face South Africa in the third round of the series. The much-anticipated tour has been postponed and will now begin on December 26.for more latest update to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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Ashes: Pat Cummins joins Imran Khan in elite list after 5-wicket haul on Test captaincy debut vs England

  • Dec 08, 2021
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Cummins couldn't have asked for a better start to his stint as Australian Test Leader, taking the pacemaker 5 wickets in the early rounds of Ash's first Test against England at Gabba. Cummins advanced 5/38 as England packed for 147 within two sessions of the series-opening.It was a baptism of fire for Pat Cummins, who took over as Australia Test captain from Tim Payne ahead of the much-anticipated Ashes series at home. However, Cummins showed no signs of having nerves while working to be Australia's bomber.Cummins threw 13.1 overs and took 5 wickets, including Ben Stokes and Haseeb Hamid. In fact, Cummins' first scalp as Australia's Test captain was Stokes, who hit one by one, jumping a bit higher and hitting the south ball.With 5 wickets taken, Pat Cummins became the second Australian captain after George Geffen in 1984 to take 5 wickets in the first Test as captain. Cummins also became the first captain since Bob Willis to take 5 wickets in the Ashes Test in 1982.Meanwhile, Cummins joins the list of elite captains who took 5 wickets on their first day at the summit. Notably, it was also Cummins' first 5-round in a Test against England.5-19 Charles Aubrey Smith - England v South Africa in Port Elizabeth, 18895-35 George Allen's England v India at Lord's Stadium 19367-52 Imran Khan - Pakistan vs England at Birmingham 19825-38 Pat Cummins - Australia vs England in Brisbane 2021Pat Cummins became the first Australian captain to take 5 wickets in the Ashes in 1962 and the first captain since Michael Clarke to take 5 wickets in a single round in 2012.Cummins gets a standing ovation from the Gabba crowdCummins knocked his team off the field by holding a Kookaburra ball overhead, enjoying a standing ovation from the Gabba crowd.His speed pitcher Josh Hazlewood ran from the depths to take a great low shot to boost his tally with the last wicket of Chris Woks (21) all the way to desperate action.Hazlewood did the same for Cameron Green, handing the first test wicket to the multi-tiered bowler, who was started at a brisk pace by Ole Pop (35).England got off to a disastrous start after Joe Root won the toss and chose to strike on grass, and Rory Burns became the first player in 85 years to be fired with the first Ashes Series ball around his feet. Mitchell Stark was released. Hazlewood's delivery of a drastic duck was by rising wicketkeeper Alex Carey as England fell to 59 for four at lunch.More latest sports news to visit here - PITCHHIGH

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The inside story on why Rohit replaced Kohli as Indias white-ball captain

  • Dec 09, 2021
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It was just a line at the end of the press release announcing the Test Team for the Tour of South Africa. On Wednesday, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry dismissed Virat Kohli from the leadership of the Indian ODI team and handed the full load of the white ball to Rohit Sharma. The test unlocks tool will now drive both sides of the T20I and ODI.A senior official in the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that this decision had been in the works for some time, but the final decision was made by the selectors. BCCI wanted complete clarity between the red ball and the white cricket ball. The BCCI wanted a complete separation (of command) between the longer and shorter format to avoid confusion. In the end, the decision was left to the selector. They have decided to appoint Rohit as the new captain of ODI,” a BCCI source told the Indian Express.In contrast to the change of leadership of the T20I, where Kohli made the announcement citing his workload, the change of leadership of ODI is seen as a BCCI decision. Three months ago, after resigning as T20I captain, Kohli expressed his desire to lead India in Tests and ODIs in the future. “Understanding the workload is very important, considering the huge workload I have been in playing all three formats over the past 8-9 years and captaining regularly for the last 5-6 years, I feel I have to be a part of the Indian team. You need to be in a position to fully prepare to drive. ODI Cricket and Test Team,” he wrote on Instagram on September 16.However, after India's expected exit from the T20 World Cup, it became clear that BCCI was not on the same page as Kohli. They will make it official at the first opportunity they are given. Announcement of the Test Team in which Kohli was the Captain and Sharma the Vice Captain: “The All India Supreme Selection Committee has also decided to appoint Mr. Rohit Sharma as the captain of the ODI and T20I teams.”Indian Express has also learned that Kohli was not informed of the decision in advance. Again, this was a departure from the past. While stepping down as T20I captain, Kohli recalled his talks with former India coach Ravi Shastri, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, and Board Secretary Jay Shah before making the decision. It was also his choice to leave leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League.The first indications of Kohli's volatile stance on the bench came when BCCI hired MS Dhoni as the team's mentor at the October-November T20 World Cup. Kohli's inability to win the ICC events was a concern of the Indian Board of Directors. Insiders say it was India's performance in the T20 World Cup that decided Kohli's future. However, in a move that surprised even BCCI officials, Kohli announced his decision to quit driving T20I even before the tournament started. His desire to continue as a test and ODI captain worried the stewards. With India hosting the 2023 World Cup for 50 years, Kohli did not want to let go of the ODI captain. In a way, it was Kohli who was abusing the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Remove me from the ODI Team Leader position, if you wish. BCCI did the same on Wednesday.Going back in timeThe captain's decisions in Indian cricket are never left to the players. Kapil Dev was fired a year after his 1983 World Cup win. Sunil Gavaskar resigned after winning the 1985 World Cricket Championship. Sourav Ganguly was revoked under bitter circumstances. Even Dhoni, who had three world titles in his bag, was hit in the shoulder by the selection committee at the time when it felt the need to change the white ball captain. Kohli probably couldn't read the room.In another interesting development, the selectors have promoted Sharma to auditioning for Vice Captain instead of Ajinkya Rahane, despite the latter being selected for the three-game series in South Africa. Sharma's growing standing on the team could give way to reading between the lines, which has begun to phase out Kohli's style.Kohli has been one of the most successful white ball captains in India. In the 95 ODI, he won 65, giving him a win percentage of over 70. In the 45 T20I, he led India to win 27 times. Sharma has always been Kohli's assistant in limited cricket, captaining the team in 10 ODI and 19 T20I before being given the full-time job during the last three-match streak against New Zealand. I started with a clean sweep. Five IPL titles led by the Mumbai Indians made him the successor to Kohli.Read more latest news to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India lose 3-5 to Japan in semis

  • Dec 22, 2021
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Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India lose 3-5 to Japan in semis, to play Pakistan in bronze medal clashDhaka: India, a defending champion and Olympic bronze medalist lost 3-5 to Japan in the second semi-final of the AFC Champions Cup men's hockey tournament on Tuesday.Japan was very different on Tuesday as they played Manpreet Singh's winger from the start.The Indians were nowhere near their final performance in the match against Japan, as their defense collapsed under relentless pressure from the lower-ranked opponent from the start of the match.This was in stark contrast to India's performance in their last game against Japan, where the Olympic medalists never recovered from their first goals.Japan led 2-0 in the first two minutes and it looks like the Indians took a hit and played hockey after that.Japan scored through Shota Yamada (first-minute penalty), Riki Fujishima (2), Yoshiki Kirishita (29), Kosei Kwabe (35), and Ryoma Oka (41).Hardik Singh (17, 58) and deputy captain Harmanpreet Singh (43) scored for India.India and Japan met 18 times, the host country won 16 matches, while Japan won once and ended in a draw.Japan will now face South Korea at the summit, while India will again face Pakistan in the bronze medal match on Wednesday.The tournament ended in a hostile climax for India after they topped the Round Robin stages with an undefeated record.In the second semifinal of the day, South Korea beat Pakistan 6-5 in a thrilling clash.The Indians were supposed to enter the game with confidence after their last quarterfinal game, but the scene was quite different on Tuesday.It was the Japanese who attacked from the beginning and took full control of the first quarter.Japan's dominance can be measured by the fact that it scored six penalties in the first six minutes, two of which were goals. He was awarded a penalty for the first time in the first minute, which resulted in a penalty and Yamada did not miss a penalty.The Asian Games gold medalists continued to pressure the Indian defense, scoring five more corner kicks in a minute and a half, one of which resulted in another goal from Raiki Fujishima.Japan completely dominated the first 15 minutes as they launched attack after attack at the Indian goal to surprise the Olympic bronze medalists.It was a completely disappointing performance from India as they failed to score a single goal in the first 15 minutes.Prepared by captain Manpreet Singh and Dilpreet Singh, losing by two goals, the Indians came out more objectively in the second quarter and reduced the gap in the 17th minute with a field goal from Hardik.India kept pushing and got their first penalty in the 19th minute, but Japanese goalkeeper Neelam Sanjeev Ziss saved.But Japan did not hold back and relied on their swift counterattacks, which trapped the Indian defense several times during the match.From one of these counterattacks, Japan got another penalty that was missed by India's teacher Krishna Bahadur Pathak and this time Kirishita got up and opened his breath to advance 3-1.After swapping ends, Japan again surprised India when Kwabe fired an impromptu shot at the open goal and the Indian defense stopped believing they were taking a penalty. But the referee seized the opportunity.Oka scored from close range in the 41st minute off some great left flank action by Kenta Tanaka.Two minutes later, Harmanpreet converted India's second penalty.After trailing 2-5, India was chasing goals and soon received two more penalties, but both missed.With just over a minute to go, India secured their fifth penalty, and this time Hardik scored his second goal of the day from another.The captain of India, Manpreet Singh, was very upset with the result.He said: "It is not the result we wanted. We were a bit lazy at the beginning, we lost two opening goals. The biggest lesson for us is that we cannot underestimate any team, we have to prepare for tomorrow's game. We need to stay."Also read -  Why are you, captain?' Ricky Ponting slams Joe Root comments

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Indias series in South Africa to be played without fans, say CSA

  • Dec 23, 2021
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CSA said that the decision of the tour South Africa to be played without fans from a Covid-risk perspective.South African cricket said Monday that the India South Africa Series, starting with Test Boxing Day at Centurion on December 26, will be played without spectators due to the COVID-19 situation in the country.South Africa last week reported a record number of daily Covid-19 cases in the fourth wave, which is believed to be the main cause of the Omicron variant.South Africa to be played without fans“Unfortunately, CSA would like to inform the most ardent cricket fans, as well as all sports fans, that due to the increase in COVID cases worldwide and the fourth wave locally, both cricket authorities have decided to announce the launch of A Making a joint decision for the sake of safety and the tour not to offer tickets to India against Proteas Prasad.He added, "This decision was taken to avoid any violations that could jeopardize the Tour from a COVID risk standpoint and also maintain a risk-free environment."The CSA is investigating several alternative public offerings. The series takes place amid a growing threat of COVID-19 cases after the Omicron case surfaced last month. The country has seen a sudden increase in the number of cases in recent weeks. The tour was already in great doubt due to the prevailing situation but the boards of directors of both countries agreed to move forward.On Sunday, the CSA postponed the remaining rounds of the four-day franchise series, the country's main national competition, as a precaution due to COVID-19 concerns.Visitors who arrived here on December 16 are staying at the Irene Lodge, a resort entirely dedicated to them by the CSA to ensure a strict biological bubble is maintained throughout the chain.The third round will be held in Cape Town starting January 11th. This series is part of the new ICC World Trials Championship."...are able to enjoy an environment, while still adhering to high-security measures and fulfilling their duty of care," the council said.The decision was made after much deliberation, Foletsi Moscicki“We are aware of the interest expressed by fans and other stakeholders in being able to return to the stadium and would like to assure all cricket fans that this decision was not made lightly, but in the best interests of the sport for the health and safety of all customers,” said Muteki., acting CEO of CSA, said.Also Read - IPL 2022 Retention: Quick Recap

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Team India's best chance to win in South Africa | PITCHIGH

  • Dec 24, 2021
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For a country with long memories of watching its fighters revolt at high speeds while playing outside, a photo of Alan Donald Scorcher defending Sachin Tendulkar in a Boxing Day Test in Kingsmead, Durban in 1996 after being battered. Two incisions on all fours through cap and tip still hurt.India was in awe of scoring 100 and 66 in the two rounds in three days. Venkatesh Prasad's brilliant 10-point tour was a footnote."Forget the rhino, save India," shouted a banner in Protea's hand at the booth.However, as Indian fans, we are good at finding the antidote to painful losses. In it, the two sections stand out as countermeasures to Donald's hegemony.Back to Kingsmead. Then, San Esteban Day Test. Second in the series 2010-2011. South Africa, chasing the 303 for victory, we're riding steady at 123-3 as Ashwell Prince and Jacques Kallis build a partnership. Enter S Sreesanth. The hobo and the wizard. He made a delivery that was mounted from the length and saw Kallis turning into a high jump to stop him. The ball came out of his gloves and headed towards Verinder Sehwag. The hosts collapsed and India tied the chain.2018 cut in Johannesburg, the third test between India and South Africa. The number of times members of the two teams traveled in the middle to check on the well-being of the batter was almost greater than in the stands.Michael Holding of the West Indies ranked the launch at number 2 out of 100 and one comment described it as "ridiculous." Holding demanded the referees cancel the match.India did not have any of these. Between Lord's 2014 and Wanderer's 2018, he only won Tests in Asia and the West Indies. They were thirsty for "blood". South Africa's Jaspreet Poumrah hit Dean Elgar (who scored 86 points in the second half) in the helmet. South was amazed. This version did the job of rocking the South African locker room. From 124/2, chasing 241, South Africa was eliminated for 177, with Mohamed Elshamy making a frenzy from 5 to 28 innings. The backbone of Team India, led by Kohli, has grown.In a way, the 2018 Johannesburg Test, which India won by 63 runs, was the benchmark for the way Kohli and Shastri played abroad. In that series, they were in good shape in Cape Town and Centurion to win, but faltered at crucial moments, as they did in England later in 2018.Instead of staying ahead and playing catchy cricket, he might have attacked too much and run dribbling.South Africa has always been a difficult place for Indians to visit. Speed and bounce like Australia. But unlike Australia, they don't attack all the time.They frustrate you with impunity, and after you score enough, they will kill.Many believe that the Indian team that is currently on tour in South Africa has the best chance of winning the Frontier Final. South Africa is a place where India has not won a series. They were close in 2010-11 when they drew 1-1 and were in the winning position in Cape Town in Test 3, but the unimaginable MS captain Dhoni let the hosts escape.No Indian leader has invested in speed and aggression quite as much as Kohli. From the Johannesburg test in 2018, the following individuals lost their names in South Africa: Hashem Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Vernon Philander, and Morne Morkel.India still has the core of the team that competed in 2018 and has an arsenal of bowling not only to offside, but also to frustrate and do well to catch up, despite the poor mid-level performance.When the ball stops swinging, Indian bowlers have the mentality of throwing the stem to the stump with two middle wickets, a square leg, only two slips, a circular field in the offside zone, waiting for the hack, and then forward. throat.Regardless of Omicron, South Africa was hit by racial scandals and an exodus of good cricketers who accepted Kolpak's deals in search of a better life in the UK or New Zealand.Cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Zuhair Khan, Dinesh Karthik, But South African captain Elgar fired the first warning shot. "I'd rather be in my locker room than in India knowing they have to face the bowlers." and Harbhajan Singh feels this is India's best chance to win in South Africa.Also Read -  Indias series in South Africa to be played without fans, say CSA

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Team India's likely 15-member squad for South Africa ODIs

  • Dec 27, 2021
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 ODIs India Squad vs SATeam India will square off against South Africa in a three-match ODI series following the Test matches. Rohit Sharma is likely to be fit for the series and is expected to kick off his full-time ODI captaincy stint in SA. Before the team announcement, here's a look at India's likely 15-member squad for the South Africa ODIsThe South African tour of India got off to a positive start for the visiting team, as they finished the first day with a score of 272/3. Aside from the Kuala Lumpur Rahul century, Ajinkya Rahane's return to form was one of the most significant highlights of the first day of Centurion's trial. Team India has to do a total of 3 Tests and most ODIs in the round.As the testing series continues, members of the ODI team will be arriving in Rainbow Country next week. The three ODI matches in the series will take place on January 19, 21, and 23. As BCCI prepares to announce the series' ODI team, here's a look at the potential 15-player Team India lineup:OpenersRohit Sharma is likely to open the operation in South Africa alongside his longtime colleague, Shekhar Dhawan. Dhawan has now lost his place in the T20I but did well in the ODI format in 2021. He also led India's team in six white-ball matches against Sri Lanka and is set to tour South Africa.Ruturaj Gaikwad is ready to be rewarded for his bravery in the 2021 FIFA World Cup and Vijay Hazari Cup. The right-hander won the Orange Cup in IPL 2021 with 635 points. He scored 603 runs in just 5 matches in the Vijay Hazar Cup. His novel included 4 centuries.Middle-orderFormer captain Virat Kohli has confirmed his readiness for the ODI series at Presser and will be put on top of Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer and is expected to hit both players. The Chosen Ones announced a squad of 15 men. KL Rahul is now reaching middle-ranking in the ODIs and will continue to hold the second position.All-roundersLike Ruturaj, Venkatesh Iyer has also submitted his IPL form in national cricket and is set to make his way to the ODI team. The 27-year-old scored 379 points in 6 matches and took 9 wickets for Madhya Pradesh in the Vijay Hazari Cup. It covers two and a half centuries.If fit, Axar Patel is a strong contender to be included in the team, while Shardul Thakur is now also a regular member of Team India.BowlersJaspreet Bumrah will lead a speed attack that is likely to include Bhoveneshwar Kumar and Muhammad Shami. Harshal Patel and Deepak Shahar can be included in the list of reserve players. Chahar is already on the waiting list for the ongoing series of auditions.R Ashwin, who has not played in an ODI since 2017, is said to be returning. According to Cricbuzz, Ashwin will likely be rewarded in the form of his own T20I. Yosvendra Chahal must retain her place in the team.Team India's likely 15-member team for South Africa ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav/Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra ChahalALSO READ -  Indias series in South Africa to be played without fans, say CSA

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SA Vs IND, 1st Test: India Beat South Africa To Create History

  • Dec 31, 2021
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In the end, there was no raucous celebration, no wild punches, and no moving screams as the Indian team crushed Fort Centurion on just 12 balls in Thursday's second session. It looks like the world's number one test team is now accustomed to wearing the look of excellence away from home.Instead, it was gratifying to see winning sprinter Jaspreet Bumrah run into Virat Kohli's style and pat him on the back. Kohli responded, as she usually does, with a dismissive smile, her way of showing hard-to-get pride.SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENEDProgress is measured by milestones, and Thursday's 113-race victory over South Africa in the first round is a huge step forward. India's first test win in this stronghold for the home team (South Africa has now the year began with a Raising Voices Revolution victory, another victory at Gabba in Brisbane, and a three-hole victory at Ft. India has the only other example of winning four events outside of Asia in a calendar year, as in 2018, after victories at Lord's, The Oval and now Centurion. "It's always a difficult place to play and we have to be precise," Kohli said.st, only three of the 27 Tests here, and have never lost to an Asian team before) is a sure sign that Virat Kohli-il's team are poor travelers. Keep traditional beliefsIt's a cycle that started off the shores of South Africa in 2018 and took the team's rapid battery development into a well-tuned lethal machine full circle. India has yearned for such amazing wealth for generations. They are clearly in a hurry now to make adjustments.Bhumrha, Mohamed El Shami (8/107 per match), and Mohamed Siraj are three unique examples of India's fast bowling art. Bumrah, Twisted, Apprentice, Whip, Biomechanics nightmare, can use folding and the ball will move at high speed. He can magically work as he did with India before the wicket lunch for Dean Elgar on the last day of a tough phase of the match, sending van der Dussen off the day before.Elgar (77 of 156 balls; 12 x 4) made a positive start and with South Africa advancing, there were moments of doubt. Was the second entry into India sufficient? Why did the court not act as it did on the fourth day? Enter the Bumrah and the infamous Centurion Rift. Bowling ball low and fast, and Elgar went too far and lost his sight. With this lbw, the South African resistance evaporated.Bhumrha was the first to successfully transfer his skills from short formats to the test arena and pave the way for the likes of Siraj. “We talked about it in the locker room. He didn’t throw Bumrah too much in the first rounds (he twisted his ankle), it allowed the SA to get 40 again. We had a lot of confidence in our bowlers to get the job done,” Kohli said. Indian Cricket Over the past 4-5 years, the bowling unit has played an important role. The way these people play together, our team is in difficult situations,” Kohli said.Then there is Shami, according to Kohli "among the top three bowlers in the world". It's impossible to judge Shami when she's at her climax. “For me, he is one of the top three fast shooters in the world right now,” Kohli said. "His strong wrists, his put-together, his ability to beat lengthwise consistently... He's totally world-class." Shammy, who had already kicked Elgar out of his bowling alley, fixed it by shooting Mulder and Jensen in a late stitching position.India can win easily despite being tired out all day, and that is something they will appreciate. In terms of game and surface nature, KL Rahul's first roles turned out to be the deciding factor, as Dean Elgar acknowledged. Here again, it was the difference between the two fast attacks that came to the fore. India's fast bowling has ensured that South Africa is eliminated under 200 for only the third time in each half since they entered international cricket. Meanwhile, Rabada, Ngidi, and Mulder were inconsistent that first morning and were guilty of not getting the hitters to play enough on a quiet surface.Also, Read -  Sports Calendar 2022 | World Sporting Event Calendar

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Virat Kohli Isnt Included In The Indian Playing XI For 2nd Test vs SA

  • Jan 04, 2022
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India Test captain Virat Kohli missed the second Test match of the three-match series against South Africa at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on January 3, 2022. Instead, Kuala Lumpur Rahul led the Indian team, who was appointed as their deputy. In the absence of Captain Rohit Sharma, who is absent from the series due to injury.Virat Kohli led the Indian team to a famous test win in the opening match at Supersport Park in Centurion, which India won by 113 runs to lead the series 1-0. Kohli's centuries streak and low scores continued in Test 1 as well, scoring just 35 and 18 points in the two rounds at Centurion.Commentators were curious how and why Virat Kohli wasn't ready for the launch and instead KL Rahul went on to launch with South African captain Dean Elgar in the middle. KL Rahul won the lottery and decided to hit first and the first question was asked about Virat Kohli and why he wasn't this brilliant captain and legendary hitter in match XI."Unfortunately, Virat has experienced a lower back contracture and is expected to recover for the next test," KL Rahul was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.The dream of every Indian player is to be the captain of his country. We are really honored and looking forward to this challenge. We've had some good victories here and hopefully, we can continue like this. Hanuma Vihari has replaced Virat. Only one change. All in all, it was a good test on Centurion. We did well as a team and we are very excited about this match.”Virat Kohli was due to play his 100th test match in Cape Town for the third match of the series and now, with Johannesburg out of the test match, his 100th test match will likely be played in front of a home crowd when hosts India Sri Lanka. Lanka for a series of tests in February and March.Meanwhile, Dean Elgar also revealed two changes to the South African squad, with Kyle Verne replacing Quinton de Kock, who retired from Tests after the Centurion match, and Duane Olivier to replace Vian Mulder in South Africa.Also Read -  IND VS SA, 2nd Test: New year, new hope for struggling Virat Kohli