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La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

  • Jun 03, 2020
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MADRID: The Spanish health ministry said on Tuesday that the Spanish Health Ministry is considering whether to allow fans to return to soccer fields when the season resumes later in June after a three-month pause due to the new Coronavirus pandemic. Health Emergency Coordinator, Fernando Simon said on Tuesday.Simon explained that the areas that have gone through the third phase of the de-escalation process could be allowed to hold matches with spectators, but added that it could be prevented from doing so for sporting fairness.The top flight will start again on June 11, with the Segunda Division resuming  a day later, and the LEGA organizer said that all matches should be played without follow-up to avoid a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks.Read More: Premier League to restart on June 17But second-tie Las Palmas began a discussion about the return of the fans after their boss, Miguel Angel Ramirez, said he hoped fans could attend his first match against Girona.Simon said the issue was discussed on Tuesday in an online meeting between Health Minister Salvador Illa and Sports Minister Irene Lozano and four La Liga players, including Gerard Pique from Barcelona and Coke from Atletico Madrid.He added that the players and the sports department do not want supporters at the matches until each club is allowed to take them back."The Sports Department agreed with this matter with the players," said Simon. "This decision was not made by the Ministry of Health because it is not something we take into account when assessing the risks.""We did not give a firm answer as it is clear that we are not yet in a position to do so, but it is true that the Minister of Health has promised to assess the risks. If the region is in the third stage (the fans who attend the matches) they will." It is evaluated. "Spain, one of the countries most affected by the virus in Europe, imposed a strict lockdown in March but eased restrictions according to the progress made in each region.Most of the provinces are expected to move to the third stage starting June 8, with the exception of the Madrid region, Barcelona province, and some of Castille Leon provinces.La Liga president  Javier Tebas said the organization plans to return the fans to the stadiums in the next season, which will start on September 12, as long as they receive the green light from the health authorities.Read More: Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in JulyArticle Source: newsbrig.com

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National Sports Awards: The Ministry increases the last date till 22nd June

  • Jun 04, 2020
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National Sports Awards: The Ministry of Sports has increased the last date for submitting applications for the National Sports Awards till 22 June, 2020 and permitted players to nominate themselves.(Source: PTI)The Ministry of Sports increased the last date for submitting applications for National Sports Awards till 22nd June, 2020, and permitted athletes to nominate themselves in wake of the "problems" they face in finding players amid the closure of COVID-19.Wednesday was the last day to complete the nomination process, but the period has been extended along with relaxation in the process due to the problems athletes face in "obtaining the recommendation of the authorities/persons prescribed due to the blockade across the country, there is a pandemic of COVID-19".A circular from the Ministry of Sports said, "It was decided to abolish the requirement to submit the recommendations of the authorities/people stipulated in the award scheme only.""The portion of the application form which needs the advocacy of the authorities/people can be left blank."The ministry has only invited email requests this year due to the epidemic.According to the stipulated rules, nominations for national awards can only be made in conjunction with the recommendation of the National Federation, Sports Council, and previous winners.Relaxation offers a window of opportunity for athletes who have not been shortlisted by their national sports federations and are not accredited by previous winners.Awards, including Rajiv Gandhi's horses, Ratna, are presented each year on August 29, the anniversary of the birth of hockey magician Dian Chand, who is also celebrated as National Sports Day.img source: the bridgeAlso Read: La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

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Novak Djokovic reveals the greatest motivation for continuing his career

  • Jun 12, 2020
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Serbian legend Novak Djokovic does not seem to hang tennis rackets any time soon. Also, his victories at Grand Slam stadiums do not seem to stop at the highest level in every game he plays.World number one Djokovic has denied former rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on numerous occasions to add more major titles to their name. He is also one of the reasons why NextGen Tennis has not achieved a breakthrough in the Grand Slam stages.The main champion for 17 times, Djokovic revealed his motivation for hitting the ball hard and harder with the passage of days. First of all, I must say that I am in a very special position and role. Novak told Wish & Go Podcast: “I have been a very successful person in popular sports around the world. It feels like I have a loudspeaker in my hand. There aren't many athletes in this privileged position. I won it with my success and I am grateful for that. It is one of the reasons I still play professional sports."He said: "The most important reason is that I love it, I love competition, and the second is that I feel that the terrain inside me causes a storm of emotions, which I cannot experience anywhere else in such a short time." He said.Novak Djokovic on his priorities besides tennisIn addition to tennis and its unparalleled competitiveness in the professional tennis circuit, Novak tends evenly towards the health sector. He participates extensively and uses his platform effectively to spread awareness of mental and physical health.In addition, Novak, 33, is passionately spreading the importance of education among children. His foundation works proactively to ensure that disadvantaged children receive a quality education. "For me, in addition to sports, the most important issues are health and education."Article source: essentially sportsImg source: allsportspkAlso Read: NFL Preseason: NFL discusses shortening preseason, according to report

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IPL during Covid: no fans, 4 tests in two weeks for players

  • Jul 30, 2020
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These are some of the major rules in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) prepared by the Indian Cricket board which will be sent to IPL franchise soon for the T20 Championship expected in the UAE from September to November.There will be no fans in the stadium, at least initially, commentators will be six feet apart, the least crowded shelters, no more than 15 players in the locker room, post-match prize shows for social distancing rules, and four COVID tests in two weeks for all players.These are some of the major rules in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) prepared by the Indian Cricket Board which will be sent to IPL franchise soon for the T20 Championship expected in the UAE from September to November.While awaiting government approval to transfer IPL-13 to the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates Cricket Council confirmed its interest in hosting the event after receiving a request from BCCI.Speaking to a news agency, an official at the BCCI said that not only players in the field, including their wives and friends (WAGs), and franchises, should follow the rules of "bio-bubble" would be determined."Once they enter the bio-bubble, no one can break it and join it again," the official said."The BCCI will not decide whether WAGs and family members can travel with the players, we leave it to franchises. The official said, but we have established a protocol in which not everyone, including the team's bus drivers, can leave the bio-bubble. The standard operating procedures for the franchises will be issued as soon as we meet." With the next week. If you have a complaint, you can return to the meeting and we will discuss it."SOP also states that each player will undergo four Covid tests within two weeks before the tournament starts. Two tests will be performed in India before departure and two during quarantine in the UAE.The SOP was prepared according to the rules laid down by the Cricket board of England and Wales for a series of tests against the West Indies.In the past, players representing India joined IPL teams separately, but this relaxation was not allowed this time. They will have to enter a bio-bubble with the rest of their team members.With most perks with teams of 20 or more players, along with a large number of support staff, some key SOP guidelines relate to housing. Teams will not be allowed to change hotels once they are appointed.BCCI has already asked concession holders to sort out the hotel's logistics and arrangements, although the council will help get discounts during reservations. It is known that only negative sellers enter hotels, changing rooms, and other designated areas.The BBCI will also provide standard operating procedures to broadcasters and officials.Given that the Covid curve is expected to crush the UAE by then, the official said there is a possibility that fans could watch the live event from the stands since September. But BCCI does not risk. "We don't want to take a risk. At least during the first part of the tournament, the matches will be played behind closed doors," the official said.According to Gulf News, the United Arab Emirates announced 375 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the number of state cases to 59,921, with 53,202 cases recovered.Also Read: BCCI shares detailed plan for IPL 2020 in UAE

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Australian All-rounder announces retirement from all forms of cricket

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

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Three Major Changes in Big Bash League

  • Nov 16, 2020
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The Annual Big Bash League has introduced three new terms of play that will be applicable starting with the upcoming 10th season beginning next month. Power Surge, X-Factor Player, and Bash Boost are the three new bases that Cricket Australia hopes to "exploit" the current situation of T20 cricket.Here are the three rules:Bash Boost: This is basically a bonus point that will be awarded to the team that is ahead of the race in the middle stage. For example, if team A scores 1/70 of a point 10 times past it and Team B scores 67/2 in the same stage, then the former will get a bonus point.X-Factor Player: In the first half, after the 10th player is thrown, the team may present a previous target player as the twelfth or thirteenth before kick-off. However, this X-Factor player can only replace someone who has yet to hit or has not offered more than one player.Power Surge: This will be a period of two where only players are allowed outside the inner field circuit. The hitting team may request her at any time after their last eleventh in turns. However, Powerplay's six overrun period has now been reduced to four.Aside from these major changes, winning teams will now receive three points instead of two, as was the practice in previous releases of BBL.CA advisor Trent Woodhill said such changes would improve the game.According to cricket.com.au, Woodhill said, "We need to innovate because people love change, but I think these (changes) will really improve the game itself." "I'm coming from a high-performance perspective, not just a gimmick, so I like these changes to pass the high-performance test on strategy and elite performance."Woodhill also feels this will make captains and coaches more accountable and accountable for their decisions."He'll pressure the leaders and coaches. Having played more than 300 T20 matches in the men's and women's games, the T20s have a pattern, and that will spoil that pattern away. It'll make the players think a little, and ... force you on match day to have a story where Fans and broadcasters alike will have to delve into the research and ask questions about decisions that have been or are not being made, "he said.Also Read: IPL 2020 Final Result: Mumbai Indians become the fifth time trophy winner

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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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Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona

  • Aug 11, 2021
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Lionel Messi finally signed his long-awaited contract with PSG on Tuesday night to complete the move and confirm the end of a long-term relationship with FC. Barcelona sends Paris Saint-Germain into a new era.Paris Saint-Germain said in a statement that the 34-year-old Argentine star had signed a two-year contract with the option for a third season. "I am excited to start a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain," said Messi. "Everything at the club matches my football ambitions. I know how talented the team and the coaching staff are here. I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I can't wait to stepping out onto the pitch at the parc des princes. Salary details were not disclosed, but a person familiar with the negotiations previously told The Associated Press that Messi will receive about 35 million euros ($ 41 million) from his net worth annually. The person said on condition of anonymity before signing the contract. "I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain and we are proud to welcome him and his family to Paris," said Nasser Al-Khelaifi president of Paris Saint-Germain. "He has made no secret of his desire to continue competing at the highest level and winning titles, and of course our ambition as a team is to do the same."Crowds of Paris Saint-Germain fans gathered at Paris Le Bourget airport to greet Messi, who wore a jersey with the slogan "Ici c'est Paris" ("This is Paris").The words are a longtime familiar refrain from a favored fan chant at Parc des Princes stadium, where Messi is to be presented to them before kickoff of Saturday night's game against Strasbourg. So excited was his arrival that police had to push him to prevent the airport's metal barriers from falling down as fans rushed forward to get a better view. He then traveled to Paris, escorted by a police escort, which included several officers on motorcycles, all dressed in black at the rear. When the disbelief of relegation to one of the greatest footballers of all time became a sensation, many gathered to catch a glimpse of Messi on the field. They got their wish when the smiling star briefly greeted them before undergoing a medical examination. Earlier, Messi's father and agent, Jorge, also confirmed that his son was moving to Paris Saint-Germain in a brief exchange with reporters at Josep Taradillas Barcelona's El Prat airport, before boarding his flight in afternoon.Messi arrived with his wife and his three children and boarded a private jet."With all that, towards a new adventure. All five together," said Antonella Roccuzzo on Instagram with a photo of her with her husband on the plane.PSG supporters have witnessed their club's transformation over the past decade since the arrival of sovereign investments from Qatar tied to the emir. Once Messi's contract with Barcelona expired and the Catalan club couldn't retain him, Paris Saint-Germain was one of the few clubs that was able to finance a deal to sign the world's best player six times.Messi's arrival gives Paris Saint-Germain massive attacking options, as he is linked with World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé and Brazilian forward Neymar.Neymar posted on Instagram a video of the two hugging and playing for Barcelona: "back together."While PSG had to pay 222 million euros (then $261 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona in 2017, there was no transfer fee for Messi. Messi has become the most desiered free agent in football history after his attempts to stay at Barcelona were rejected last week by the Spanish League because his salary did not meet financial regulations, with the Catalan club heavily in debt. 1.2 billion euros (1.4 million dollars)  And soon, Mauricio Pochettino, coach of Paris Saint-Germain, got in touch with his Argentine after Barcelona announced last Thursday that Messi would be leaving the club, he joined at age 13. Messi won every major title with Barcelona and was granted a emotional press conference on Sunday to mark the end of an era.Only Cristiano Ronaldo in the current era challenges Messi's status as the greatest of all time. Paris Saint-Germain is hoping not only that Messi will help the team regain the French title it lost to Lille last season, but that it will ultimately win the Champions League.If Pochettino used the 4-3-3 method, the three in front could see Messi on the right. What should be less demanding is Paris Saint-Germain's compliance with the UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules. Some flexibility in the rules has been provided due to the pandemic and the changes are due to the system that is designed to stop losses. Paris Saint-Germain President Al-Khelaifi,as President of the Association of European Clubs and a member of the UEFA Executive Committee, is involved in the process of discussing a broader update of the FFP that could once again allow a spending without control. Also Read- Olympics: Rowers Arjun and Arvind finish eleventh in lightweight Double sculls in Tokyo

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

  • Aug 17, 2021
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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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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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Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis resign as Pakistans head coach and bowling coach ahead of T20 World Cup

  • Sep 06, 2021
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Pakistan national team coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis resigned from their positions with the national team on Monday due to citing bio-bubble fatigue The decision helps to raise the eyebrows, since there is only one month left for T20 World Cup. Misbah and Waqar had one year left on their contracts after being appointed in September 2019. Notably, on Monday Pakistan announced their squad for the T20 World Cup and home series against New Zealand and England. Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis reported their decisions to the PCB on Monday.Meanwhile, Pakistan has appointed former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and former all-rounder Abdul Razzak as temporary coaches for New Zealand Series. The Black Caps team, currently in Bangladesh, will play 3 ODI and 5 T20I matches in September and October. The Pakistani team is scheduled to assemble for their training camp on September 8. The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that the support staff for the T20 World Cup will be appointed in the near future.'Don't think I am in the right frame of mind for upcoming challenges'Misbah-ul-Haq, who had to be quarantined in the West Indies for an extended period after testing positive for Covid-19, admitted that the timing of his decision was not right but he had to take the call to spend time with his family. "The quarantine in Jamaica post the West Indies series provided me with an opportunity to reflect on the past 24 months as well as the schedule for international cricket ahead. Considering that I would have had to continue to spend considerable time away from my family and that too in a bio-secure environment, I have decided to step down from the role," Misbah said, as quoted by a PCB statement. "I understand that the timing may not be ideal, but I don't think I'm in the right frame of mind for the upcoming challenges and it makes sense for someone new to step in and take the side forward."Also Read- ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24 Decided to step down together: Waqar YounisWaqar Younis said he decided to step down after Misbah communicated his decision to him. “After Misbah informed me of his decision and his future plans, it was easy for me to resign as we had walked into the roles together, we worked collectively as a pair and now also step down together. "Working with Pakistani bowlers, including young people, has been more satisfying because now they are started to show progress. Bio secure safe environments in the last 16 months have had their impact, something we have never seen during our playing days.". Misbah and Waqar step down from coaching rolesMore details https://t.co/PHRwRNazCH— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) September 6, 2021Pakistan announced its 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup on Monday. While Babar Azam named captain, Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf, and Sarfaraz Ahmed were notable omissions.Also 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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LaLiga will not be weakened by Lionel Messi's exit, says ex-Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes

  • Sep 08, 2021
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La Liga may be shorn of its biggest name in Lionel Messi who left FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain but former Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes feels the Spanish league would not be "weakened" by the exit of the Argentine maestro.Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain's club last month is not the only high-profile exit from La Liga. In the last five seasons, players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Sergio Ramos have left Real Madrid or Barcelona."La Liga throughout its history has lost players, just like any other league... It is nothing new. Cristiano left, Neymar left, Messi and Ramos have also left," Morientes, who is also the La Liga ambassador, said during a virtual media interaction."Footballers will eventually leave, but clubs will stay. La Liga doesn't sell itself through a single player. La Liga is never going to have a problem to sell itself as a competition"."La Liga has done a spectacular job attempting to attract the best players to make it as competitive as always been."Morientes said it's an opportunity for the Spanish clubs to prove themselves at the marquee Champions League.“I would like to see a Spanish final in fact, because there are many people who think that Messi's departure has weakened the league. We have to show that this is not the case.Also Read- Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona"In the last 10-15 years, La Liga teams have always been very competitive in all European competitions. And I'm convinced this coming season the Spanish teams will demonstrate their true potential in this competition," said the former Spanish center-forward.The 45-year-old said it was the responsibility of the clubs to change, adapt and sign great players."La Liga will continue to be a really attractive league that will bring in new players and I'm sure there are great players who will want to play here," said Morientes, who played 183 games for Real Madrid between 1997 and 2005."The Spanish league is strong enough to be attractive to everyone. I am convinced that you in India will continue to follow the league and continue to follow our teams as fans and not just as individual players."On the prospect of 'El Clasico' without Messi and Ronaldo, he said: "Real Madrid and Barcelona at the end of the day are much more than just two players. It's true that both Cristiano and Messi have made history in Spanish football."Obviously we would like to have players of this level. But we must remember that the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona goes back many years, and Messi and Ronaldo are not always at the club." Also Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland

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Taliban set to ban womens sports in Afghanistan, claims report

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

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Medvedev wins US Open to end Djokovic calendar Grand Slam bid

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A match from the end of his bid for what would have been the calendar's first Grand Slam tournament in men's tennis since 1969, Novak Djokovic covered his face with a towel, hiding his tears during the changeover.In 27 Grand Slam matches in 2021, on hard courts, clay courts and grass, Djokovic is unbeatable. Needing one more victory, in Sunday's US Open final against Daniil Medvedev, to complete a season sweep for major titles and claim his 21st career record, Djokovic couldn't pull it off.Outplayed by someone using a similar style to his own, Djokovic came up just short of those two historic milestones, losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to first-time major champion Medvedev at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Also Read- Novak Djokovic outlives Stefanos Tsitsipas at French Open to win nineteenth majorA simply stunning performance from @DaniilMedwed pic.twitter.com/0sF1r2CiNg— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 12, 2021No.1 ranked Djokovic had been sublime in the sport's top four tournaments, enduring the burdens of expectations and pressure for the past seven months and, in New York, the past two weeks. He beat Medvedev in the Australian Open final in February, then added titles at the French Open in June and Wimbledon in July.He made mistakes, 38 inadvertent mistakes in all. He couldn't convert the chance of a break until it was too small, too late, going just 1 for 6. He also showed frustration, destroying his racket by hitting it three times against the court after one point, drawing boos from the crowd of 25,703 and a code violation from chair umpire Damien Dumusois. List of players to defeat Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam in 2021:Daniil Medvedev-end of list-— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 12, 2021Much of Djokovic's troubles had to do with No. 2 ranked Medvedev, who used his 6-foot-6(1.98meter) frame to chase everything and respond with seemingly effortless groundstrokes, in the same way. that Djokovic wears down foes, and delivered pinpoint serving. Medvedev won 20 of his first 23 service points, forming a pattern. He finished with 16 aces and 38 winners in total, 11 wins more than Djokovic. After overcoming several double faults at match point, Medvedev finally finished the job, then toppled over to the court on his side. Djokovic reached the 31st Grand Slam final, equaling the record of six victories on the hard court at Flushing Meadows. But he couldn't get the last thing he needed. He remains tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 20 major titles. And the last man to complete a true Grand Slam going 4-4 at the majors in a single season remains Rod Laver, who did it twice, in 1962 and 1969, and was in the stands on Sunday. The last woman to achieve this feat was Steffi Graf in 1988. Instead, Djokovic joined Jack Crawford in 1933 and Lew Hoad in 1956 as men who won the first three Grand Slam tournaments over a year and reached the U.S. Open final before losing. Djokovic came out a bit cold Sunday, double faulted in each of his first two service games and mixed enough groundstroke fouls bowing his head or rolling his eyes after some that 12 minutes, Medvedev was a point from a second break and a 3-0 lead. Djokovic eventually used a couple of aces at 117 mph and 124 mph to hold there, but it was Medvedev who stole the show in the early going. It was the fifth consecutive match in which Djokovic lost the first set, and 11th in Grand Slam play this year, but unlike other cases, he was unable to win again. This moment though pic.twitter.com/dgvqLMpdBv— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 12, 2021Djokovic got to love-40 in Medvedev’s first service game of the second set but did not come through on any of those break points. On the third, Djokovic put a sliced backhand in the net, then pounded his racket against his left thigh — one, two, three, four times, perhaps as disappointed in his footwork as anything. Thousands of fans tried to reinforce him by chanting his nickname "No-Le! No-Le! No-Le!" After some of Medvedev's mistakes, some in the stands would applaud, considered poor form in tennis and repeatedly admonished with a “please” from Dumusois.Also Read- Taliban set to ban womens sports in Afghanistan, claims report

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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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Pakistan vs New Zealand: Entire tour called off due to security concerns minutes before 1st ODI

  • Sep 17, 2021
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New Zealand's tour of Pakistan has been completely canceled due to safety concerns, just minutes before the toss for the first one-day international was going to take place in Rawalpindi on Friday.The New Zealand cricket team is reported to have refused to enter in the field and remain inside their hotel rooms after New Zealand security advisers advised them to do so. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said New Zealand Cricket informed it that “they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series.Pakistan was scheduled to host New Zealand for a series of 3 internationals and 5 T20 internationals in Rawalpindi and Lahore from September 17 to October 3.According to an NZC release: "The side was to play Pakistan this evening in the first of three ODIs in Rawalpindi, before moving to Lahore for a five match T20 series.The BLACKCAPS are abandoning their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government security alert. Arrangements are now being made for the team’s departure. More information | https://t.co/Lkgg6mAsfu— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 17, 2021“However, following an escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan, and advice from NZC security advisors on the ground, it has been decided the BLACKCAPS will not continue with the tour. Arrangements are now being made for the team's departure."Remind you, the New Zealand cricket team arrived in Pakistan on September 11 for a limited over series representing the country's first international kiwi series since 2003.Also Read- Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis resign as Pakistans head coach and bowling coach ahead of T20 World CupPCB WILLING TO CONTINUEThe Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed the developments and expressed their disappointment but also said that they are ready to proceed with the scheduled matches."Earlier today, the New Zealand cricket board informed us that they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series. PCB and Govt of Pakistan made fool proof security arrangements for all visiting teams. We have assured the New Zealand cricket board of the same.“The Prime Minister spoke personally to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and informed her that we have one of the best Intelligence systems in the world and that no security threat of any kind exists for the visiting team. The security officials with the NZ team have been satisfied with security arrangements made by the Govt of Pakistan throughout their stay here.“PCB is willing to continue the scheduled matches. However, cricket lovers in Pakistan and world over will be disappointed by this last-minute withdrawal," the PCB statement said.Also Read- ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24

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England All Rounder Moeen Ali Retires From Test Cricket

  • Sep 27, 2021
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England all-rounder Moeen Ali announced his retirement from test cricket on Monday. The 34-year-old has played 64 test matches, taking 195 wickets including 5 wicket hauls. He also has five Test centuries to his name, scoring a total of 2914 runs in the longest format. "I just felt like I was done, especially during the India series," said Moeen on the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) website, referring to the recent five-match Test series that was played between India and England. The fifth match was called off and Moeen said that while he wanted to reach a few milestones, he was content with calling time on his career. "I was hoping to play the last one, there were a couple of milestones I wanted to try and get in this series. But once that game was called off I was happy and done. It's been a good journey," he further said.Moeen said that he wants to prolong his career and that the intensity of Test cricket does take a mental and emotional toll. "I'm 34 now and I want to play for as long as I can and I just want to enjoy my cricket. Test cricket is amazing, when you’re having a good day it’s better than any other format by far, it’s more rewarding and you feel like you’ve really earnt it," he said. "I will miss just walking out there with the lads, playing against best in the world with that feeling of nerves but also from a bowling point of view, knowing with my best ball I could get anyone out. I've enjoyed Test Cricket but that intensity can be too much sometimes and I feel like I’ve done enough of it and I’m happy and content with how I’ve done," he further said. Moeen made his Test debut in a match against Sri Lanka at Lord's on June 12, 2014. His first Test wicket was that of Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara, who was batting on 147 at the time. 64 Test matches195 wickets2914 runsCountless memories #ThankYouMo — England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 27, 2021'Hope I made it easier for someone to take up cricket' He said he hopes that his Test career will inspire and open the door for other British Muslims to play for England. He said he was inspired in a similar way by former South Africa batsman Hashim Amla. "It always takes somebody to inspire you or takes somebody to think if he can do it I can and I hope there are a few people out there who are thinking that. I know he wasn't English but someone like Hashim Amla, when I first saw him, I thought if he can do it I can do it, it does take that little spark," said Moeen. "I'd love one day in 8-10 years' time (someone) to say Moeen made it easier for me. There have been guys before me who made it easier, so you hope to open the door for someone else." Moeen took 27 wickets at the Home of Cricket, including 10 v South Africa in 2017. pic.twitter.com/Re7WkxF4NC— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) September 27, 2021Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 season

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RR vs MI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates

  • Oct 05, 2021
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Rajasthan Royals will go one-on-one against Mumbai Indians in the 51st match of the IPL 2021. It’s a must-win match for both teams and as they are aiming for the one remaining one playoff spot. Rajasthan Royals kept their qualifying hopes alive by defeating current table leaders Chennai Super Kings in their previous match by seven wickets with 15 balls remaining in the match. They made plenty of changes to their playing XI and they got the desired result. The tournament is still wide open and Rajasthan need to win their remaining 2 matches to make it to the playoffs.Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, did not perform well as a unit in the second phase of the IPL. Batters failed miserably and as a result managed to win only 1 of the last 5 matches. They are currently placed at the 7th spot in the standings with 10 points. They have been in this situation many times and know how to win matches under pressure.Match Details:Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, Match 51Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, SharjahDate & Time: October 5th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:It’s all depends on what kind of sur face will be provided on the match day. The wicket looks comparatively better to bat on as we witnessed in the previous match between RCB and PBKS. 164 is the highest recorded score in the last 6 matches played here. Anything over 150 is a defendable score on this wicketProbable Playing XIs RR vs MI:Rajasthan RoyalsEvin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi/Akash Tyagi, Mustafizur RahmanMumbai IndiansRohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar/Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit BumrahRR vs MI Top Picks for RR vs MI Dream11 Match:Top Picks ­– BattersYashasvi Jaiswal finally scored the maiden half-century of his IPL career in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. He achieved that feat in just 19 deliveries, with a six-over-long off bringing up his fifty. In 8 matches in this tournament, he has scored 237 runs at an average of 29.62.Suryakumar Yadav showed signs of returning to his usual form in the last game against the Delhi Capitals. He batted freely and scored a handy 33 runs from 26 deliveries. Mumbai Indians will be expecting big runs from him in this match.Top Picks ­– All-RoundersShivam Dube, who spent the early days on the bench in the second leg of the IPL, finally got his chance against Chennai Super Kings and proved his selection in an excellent manner. He took on the bowlers and smashed unbeaten 64 runs from 42 deliveries.Krunal Pandya has been a tad off-colour in this IPL. 134 runs with the bat and 5 wickets with the ball doesn’t justify his potential. However, he has got the backing from team management and we can expect him to do well in this match.Top Picks ­– BowlersChetan Sakariya is doing an exceptional job with the ball for the Royals. He hasn’t given away too many runs in this IPL so far. In 12 matches in this competition, he has picked up 12 wickets at an economy of 8.15.Jasprit Bumrah is the key bowler for Mumbai Indians over the years. He has scalped the most wickets for his side, with 17 scalps in 12 matches at an economy of 7.59.Top Picks ­– WicketkeepersSanju Samson is in the race for Orange Cap. The Rajasthan skipper has had an outstanding IPL 2021, where he has mustered 480 runs in 12 matches at an average of 48, which includes one century and 2 half-centuries.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Sanju Samson (c), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kieron Pollard, Shivam Dube, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chetan SakariyaSuggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Sanju Samson, Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis (vc), Glenn Phillips, Saurabh Tiwary, Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank MarkandeRR vs MI Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player Statistics Dream11 Points Yashasvi Jaiswal 237 runs 368 Sanju Samson 480 runs 789 Rohit Sharma 341 runs 486 Suryakumar Yadav 222 runs 376 Glenn Phillips 14 runs 29 RR vs MI Risky Captaincy Choices:Kieron Pollard has managed to score 232 runs in 12 matches in this IPL and has picked up 5 wickets as well. Considering his current form, he will be a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.Saurabh Tiwary is highly underrated, as he is doing his job quietly and consistently with the bat for Mumbai Indians. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:There is no doubt that Akash Singh is a talented bowler, but considering there are better options in the bowlers’ slot, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format

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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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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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England all-rounder Ben Stokes added to Ashes squad

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

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IPL 2022: RPSG Group bags Lucknow for Rs 7k crore, CVC gets Ahmedabad for Rs 5.6k crore

  • Oct 26, 2021
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The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) unveiled Ahmedabad and Lucknow as the two new teams for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after CVC Capitals Partners and Sanjiv Goenka's RPSG Group submitted a successful bid for the franchises in Dubai's Taj Hotel. The RPSG Group picked Lucknow as their home base with a winning bid of Rs 7090 crores while CVC Capital Partners have opted for Ahmedabad with a bid of Rs 5625 crores. The BCCI on September 21 announced that they have decided to extend the purchasing date for the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the right to own and operate one of two proposed new IPL team documents till October 20 from the original deadline of October 5. "The Governing Council of the IPL had issued an Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) to acquire the right to own and operate 2 (two) new franchises. Pursuant to the tender process, various interested parties submitted their bids for the new franchises. The bids were submitted by the authorised representatives of the interested parties at Dubai today. "BCCI is pleased to announce the following successful bidders (subject to definitive documentation and other formalities being completed): "1. RPSG Ventures Ltd. Lucknow (for INR 7090 crores) "2. Irelia Company Pte Ltd. (CVC Capital Partners) Ahmedabad (for INR 5625 crores) "The new franchises will participate in IPL from 2022 season onwards subject to the bidders completing the post-bid formalities as specified in the ITT document. The IPL 2022 season will comprise ten teams and will have 74 matches, wherein each team will play 7 home and 7 away matches," the Indian cricket board said in an official release. Before 2022, the 2010 edition of the cricket ipl also featured 10 teams, with Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers Kerala joining the tournament before both franchises were terminated. The BCCI will add two new teams after six years. In 2015, it added two teams - Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions - for the 2016 and 2017 editions as replacement for the then suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals teams. The BCCI was expecting a windfall in the range of Rs 10,000 crore but to their surprise, they earned Rs 12,690 crore from the two new teams that will participate in the 2022 IPL tournament. One of the major companies that lost out was Gautam Adani's Adani Group which bid around Rs 5000 crore while bids of Glazers from Manchester United and Torrent Group also fell short of the mark. It was also learned that Rhiti Sports, promoted by MS Dhoni's manager Arun Pandey, submitted a bid for Cuttack which was later rejected.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Mohammed Shami faces vicious online abuse after India loss to Pakistan

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Cristiano Ronaldo girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant with TWINS

  • Oct 29, 2021
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Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed on social media on Thursday that his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant with twins. The Manchester United winger took to Instagram to share the sports news for today with his fans and also posted pictures of their twins' ultrasounds. Ronaldo will become a father for the sixth time after the birth of twins. He already shared a three-year-old daughter Alana Martina with Argentine model Rodriguez. 36-year-old Ronaldo's first son, Cristiano Junior, was born in 2010 but the identity of the mother is unknown. A surrogate mother then gave birth to a pair of Ronaldo’s twins, daughter Eva and son Mateo, in 2017. "Delighted to announce we are expecting twins. Our hearts are full of love - we can’t wait to meet you," Ronaldo and Rodriguez wrote in similar posts on their Instagram accounts.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano)Notably, Ronaldo's oldest son Cristiano Jr is also aspiring to be a footballer like his superstar father and joined the Manchester United academy alongside Wayne Rooney's son Kai in September this year. Ronaldo had admitted in 2017 that he wanted seven children while Rodriguez last year said: "My desire for motherhood is stronger than anything. I hope to have more children." christian ronaldo and Rodriguez have been dating since 2016 after they met at a Gucci store in Madrid, where she used to work as a shop assistant for £10 an hour. The Portugal captain was playing for Real Madrid at the time.Also Read- Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain among 11 recommended for Khel Ratnas

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CSK reward Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra with Rs 1 crore

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have rewarded Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra with Rs 1 crore for his remarkable achievement- winning gold in the javelin throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings also presented a special jersey with the number 8758 (highlighting his medal-winning effort of 87.58m) as a mark of respect rewards declared for neeraj chopra, who joined Abhinav Bindra as only the second individual gold medalist in the sports olympics. "The entire nation is proud of Neeraj for his stupendous achievement. By becoming the first Indian to win a medal (gold) in the track and field, he has set a benchmark and is an inspiration for the next generation. 87.58 is a number that will forever be etched in Indian sporting history and it`s an honour for us to present this special jersey to Neeraj. We wish he brings more glory to the nation," CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said in an official statement.The one with the Golden boy @Neeraj_chopra1 ! Super happy to hand our to the arms that made us proud!Read : https://t.co/qiiw18aLH6#WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/rMpHwWD2F7— Chennai Super Kings - Mask Pdu Whistle Pdu! (@ChennaiIPL) October 31, 2021The 23-year-old athlete, after receiving the award and special jersey, mentioned that the past two months have been an opportunity for him to experience new things and also thanked the Super Kings management for the support. "Thank you so much for your support and for the prize. It feels good. The last two months have been hectic and an opportunity to experience new things. I never thought that I`ll get so much love after winning gold. It was completely unexpected and it feels good. Hopefully, I`ll work hard and get good results," Chopra said. Meanwhile, automaker Mahindra today handed over the keys of the limited-edition Mahindra XUV700 Javelin Gold Edition model to Neeraj Chopra, who won Gold at the Javelin competition at the Tokyo Olympic 2021. Neeraj Chopra shared the photograph of the SUV on his social media handles. Thank you @anandmahindra ji for the new set of wheels with some very special customisation! I'm looking forward to taking the car out for a spin very soon. pic.twitter.com/doNwgOPogp— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) October 30, 2021The automaker had previously handed over the keys of the same model to Sumit Antil, Gold medal winner for F64 Men's javelin throw at the recently concluded Paralympics 2021. Mahindra handed over the keys to the special edition XUV700 to mark the occasion of the commencement of the deliveries of the new SUV from October 30. The Mahindra XUV700 Gold Edition is designed by Pratap Bose, EVP and Chief Design Officer, M&M and is a custom-made version of the newly launched XUV700 that won the SUV of the Year and Car of the Year categories at the inaugural Zee Auto Awards 2021.Also Read- Attacking Someone Over Religion Is Most Pathetic: Kohli backs Shami

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PTV sends Rs 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar

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Pakistan Television (PTV) has slapped a Rs 100 million defamation notice on former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar for walking out of a show on air last month after a heated argument with the host Nauman Niaz. Shoaib Akhtar had walked out of a PTV programme and resigned from his job as a cricket analyst after being told to leave the set by the host of the show at the state-owned channel while analysing Pakistan's victory over New Zealand at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. PTV has now sent a defamation notice to the mercurial sports star as his on-air resignation violated the clause and also resulted in financial losses for the channel. "As per clause 22, both sides shall have right to terminate his agreement by serving three months' written notice or payment in lieu thereof. Whereas, Shoaib Akhtar resigned on air on October 26 which has resulted into huge financial losses to PTV," the notice read. "Shoaib Akhtar also left Dubai during T20 World Cup transmission without any prior information to PTVC management. Besides, appearance on an Indian TV show along with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, which also caused irreparable losses to PTV," the notice further added.Also Read- Babar Azam Becomes First Captain To Score 3 Fifties In T20 World CupAkhtar has been asked by the PTVC to pay an amount of Rs 100 million as damages along with an amount of Rs 33,33,000, equivalent to a three-month salary to the organisation, otherwise, PTC "reserves its rights to initiate legal proceedings" against Akhtar before the court of competent jurisdiction, said ARY News. "Utterly Disappointed. After miserably failing to safeguard my respect & repute while i was working for PTV, they have now sent me a Recovery Notice. I am a fighter & will not give up & fight this legal battle. My lawyer @SalmanKNiazi1 will take this forward according to law," Akhtar tweeted. Utterly Disappointed. After miserably failing to safeguard my respect & repute while i was working for PTV, they have now sent me a Recovery Notice. I am a fighter & will not give up & fight this legal battle. My lawyer @SalmanKNiazi1 will take this forward according to law.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 7, 2021On Tuesday, October 26 Akhtar had been treated badly and insulted on air by the host on the show. Discussing the match on PTV Sports' 'Game on Hai', Akhtar credited the Pakistan Super League's Lahore Qalandars team for discovering Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. Host Nauman Niaz took issue with Akhtar's comments and said: "You're being a little rude and I don't want to say this, but if you're being over smart, you can go. I am saying this on air." Akhtar, who was on the show alongside former players David Gower and Viv Richards, said he could not continue. "A lot of apologies guys, a lot of apologies," Akhtar said before storming off the set. "I am resigning from PTV. The way I have been treated on national TV, I don't think I should be sitting here right now.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh hints at comeback from retirement next year

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Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev for record 37th Masters title

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Novak Djokovic won a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title by avenging his U.S Open final defeat against Russian Daniil Medvedev with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory in Sunday's showpiece match. The Serbian, who is guaranteed to secure the year-end world number one spot for a record seventh time, needed time to adjust to break the world number two's sturdy defence but was unstoppable once he found his opening. Djokovic was looking to avoid ending a season without the Masters title for the first time since 2017 and kept his cool at all times to accomplish his mission against the holder. Medvedev was overwhelmed in the third set and bowed out of the contest on the first match point when Djokovic unleashed a superb forehand winner down the line. Make that 37 ATP Masters 1000 titles for @DjokerNole : @TennisTV | @DjokerNole | #RolexParisMasterspic.twitter.com/rq4GJ5ZEHJ— ATP Tour (@atptour) November 7, 2021Two months after Medvedev denied us open djokovic a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam men's singles titles when he beat the Serb at Flushing Meadows, the Russian hoped to lock his opponent into a backhand-to-backhand battle again. Medvedev broke in the opening game as Djokovic made a flurry of unforced errors with the lanky Russian keeping him on the back foot. The world number one drew 2-2 but Medvedev stole his serve again to advance 4-3 up with a splendid sliced backhand at the net. The Russian then held serve twice to pocket the first set when Djokovic back long. However, the Serbian turned the tables in the second set, leading 3-1 when Medvedev buried a backhand into the net. Djokovic served and volleyed to save a break point at 5-3 and saw off a second with a big serve. Medvedev set up a third with a spectacular block at the net but the top seed's first serve again came to the rescue. In the end, Djokovic led the match into a decider with an ace on his third set point. Serving for the match, Djokovic gave Medvedev plenty of space and the Russian pulled a break back but his tank was empty and he surrendered on his serve in the next game. Medvedev complained he had been bothered by a spectator making too much noise in the crowd. A well earned celebration #RolexParisMasters | @DjokerNole pic.twitter.com/jJyZtw107o— ROLEX PARIS MASTERS (@RolexPMasters) November 6, 2021"I got mad because crucial, crucial moment, 5-2 for him, double break, even if I manage to get the break back, we all know that against Novak it's tough to actually come back from this score," he told a news conference. "I got mad because it was not nice, and it was done on purpose. Some of the spectators, they were just into the match and you could feel it. You're getting ready for serve, they were like, Allez, Novak, or Allez, Daniil. But you could feel it was like they are just trying not to be in the game, and you wait. "This one was done, when I did the toss already, it was done by a Serbian spectator... I hope he doesn't watch tennis anymore."Also Read- Babar Azam Becomes First Captain To Score 3 Fifties In T20 World Cup

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Messi vs Ronaldo: All the stats, trophies, records and form in 2021

  • Nov 10, 2021
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Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have produced some unforgettable moments on the football pitch and surprisingly they have been doing that consistently for more than 15 years now. The duo have won a combined total of 11 Ballon d'Or's, which is an award of high prestige, while numerous star footballers have missed out on the prestigious award because of the domination from Messi and Ronaldo. Interestingly, year 2021 has proved out to be full of surprises for both the footballing greats. Lionel Messi has left FC Barcelona and now plays for Paris Saint-Germain due to Barcelona's financial problems. The 33-year-old Argentine is currently struggling in his new club with injuries coming into play and a change of role in terms of positioning. No one deserved the 2021 Ballon d'Or more than Lionel Messi pic.twitter.com/1ZGJGsbVg0— Ishan (@LionelFutbol) November 5, 2021However, 2021 is not that bad season for Lionel Messi as before joining PSG, the little magician won Copa America with Argentina and scored 30 goals in 35 matches in La Liga for his former club FC Barcelona. However, Messi is yet to score a league goal for PSG, but has scored 3 goals for the French club in the Champions League. Messi won 34 club career trophies with FC Barcelona, including 10 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League titles. In addition, he has won the Ballon d'Or for a record six times which is the most by any player ever to play football. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo once again impressed with his return to Manchester United new now, as the striker has time and again saved the Red Devils' blushes by scoring crucial goals. Cristiano Ronaldo ~ The Most Clutch Player this sport has ever witnessed pic.twitter.com/EYaSks49N4— Paarth (@paarthblanco) November 2, 2021Ronaldo took no time to get off the mark and after returning to England, the 36-year-old has so far scored 9 goals from the 11 matches he has played. In the process, he even became the top scorer in three different big leagues England, Spain and Italy, thus creating a new record. Christian Ronaldo scored 29 goals for Juventus in Serie A and also become Portugal's top scorer with 111 goals for his country in 2021. The rivalry between these two can define a whole era and decade of football. Who's better? It's an endless debate with too many opinions from too many people but one thing is for sure that Ronaldo and Messi will go down as two of the greatest footballers that the world has ever witnessed.Also Read- Rohit Sharma named India T20I captain for New Zealand series

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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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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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Pat Cummins appointed Australias new Test captain, Today Sports News

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

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IPL 2022 | Franchises face the retention conundrum

  • Nov 30, 2021
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The eight teams have to submit their list on TuesdayThe current eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises will present their player retention rosters for the upcoming release on Tuesday.They are allowed to keep a maximum of four, while the two new franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, can take three from the rest of the player pool ahead of the January auction.The total salary for the IPL auction has been set at Rs 90 crore per team and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made it clear that existing teams can select up to three Indian players, with or without limits. A maximum of two foreign players and two Indian players can be part of four reservations.Sportstar has spoken to various franchisees about what the potential queue will look like.Delhi Capitals: They are sure to retain current captain Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, and Aksar Patel. Among the foreign players, the franchise is expected to choose Enrique Norte over Cajeso Rabada.Mumbai Indians: The five-time winner of the title is expected to retain Captain Rohit Sharma and Jaspreet Bumrah. Among the foreign recruits, Kiron Pollard could be preferred, while there might be a toss between Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan. The Pandya brothers, Hardik and Kunal, will go to the auction collection until Imtiaz Ahmedabad franchise chooses one or both of them.Chennai Super Kings: MS. Dhoni remains the captain, while Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad must also remain. Moin Ali might just be your favorite off-roader out there.Punjab Kings: The team can keep Mayank Agarwal and Ravi Bishnoi. There may be a toss between the experienced Mohammed Al Shami and the young man Arshdeep Singh. NS. With Rahul ready to move to one of the new franchises, possibly Lucknow, the franchise is undecided about keeping it overseas.Kolkata Knight Riders: All eyes will be on Ewen Morgan. While there is talk that the Knight Riders may not eventually retain him, his success in IPL 2021 could force the team to change their minds. Among the Indians, the franchisee can choose Venkatesh Iyer, Shopman Gill, or Varun Chakravarthy. Sunil Naren will surely continue among the foreign players.Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samsun will continue as captain, while the franchisee can choose either Yashsvi Jaiswal or Chetan Sakarya. Joss Butler will likely remain one of the foreign teams. And the franchise could put Ben Stokes or Jofra Archer against an Indian player.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Yosvendra Chahal will remain. The fourth player could be Harshal Patel, who made his very good debut in India after the memorable IPL 2021.Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson will likely stay in place, while Rashid Khan will be the second choice. Abdul Samad may be the only Indian detained.know more for ipl-2022-mega-auction-details to visit here -  https://pitchhigh.com/ipl-2022-mega-auction-details-10-ipl-teams-new-rules-all-you-need-to-know/

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IPL 2022: Full list of retained players and purse remaining for 8 teams ahead of the mega auction

  • Dec 01, 2021
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All eight franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) announced on Friday the list of players chosen and released before the IPL auction. There were some surprises and some obvious choices as eight franchises confirmed the names of the players retained and released for the sixteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. November 30 was the last date to hand over the existing teams. A number of players were held before the mega auction.There were a few surprises, but most of the picks were in the expected ranges as all eight teams announced their retention. MS Dhoni was not the first choice of the Chennai super kings, while Punjab Kings did not stick with KL Rahul. Royal Challengers Bangalore retained Vrat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Muhammad Siraj. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad went to Kane Williamson but did not stay with David Warner or Rashid Khan.IPL 2022 Retention: Quick RecapEach of the eight franchises exercised the option to retain players with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Mumbai Indians (MI), each opting to retain four players. specific option.Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) were left with 3 players each, while Punjab Kings (PBKS) had 2 retained.Hence, PBKS has the highest salary portfolio available at Rs 72 crore, while Delhi Capital has a minimum of Rs 47.50 to use for the mega auction.IPL Retention 2022: HighlightsThe Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry has already confirmed the addition of two new teams. Ahmedabad, owned by CVC Capital, and Lucknow, owned by RPSG Group, are the new members of the IPL. There will be a big auction before IPL 2022 and there will be two new teams, one from Lucknow and Ahmedabad, making the new season a 10-team affair.The retained players had to pay an exorbitant cost for the franchise since if the team had used all four retention options, the total purse available to the four players was 42 million rupees. The first selected player got Rs 16 crore, the second got Rs 12 crore, the third got Rs 8 crore and the fourth got Rs 6 crore for their services.Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma - Rs 16 croreJasprit Bumrah - Rs 12 croreSuryakumar Yadav - Rs 8 croreKieron Pollard - Rs 6 croreDelhi CapitalsRishabh Pant - Rs 16 croreAxar Patel - Rs 9 crorePrithvi Shaw - Rs 7.5 croreAnrich Nortje - Rs 6.5 croreKolkata Knight RidersAndre Russell - Rs 12 croreVarun Chakravarthy - Rs 8 croreVenkatesh Iyer - Rs 8 croreSunil Narine - Rs 6 croreChennai Super KingsRavindra Jadeja - Rs 16 croreMS Dhoni - Rs 12 croreMoeen Ali - Rs 8 croreRuturaj Gaikwad - Rs 6 croreRajasthan RoyalsSanju Samson - Rs 14 croreJos Buttler - Rs 10 croreYashasvi Jaiswal. Rs 4 croreRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli - Rs 15 croreGlenn Maxwell - Rs 11 croreMohammed Siraj - Rs 7 croreSunRisers HyderabadKane Williamson - Rs 14 croreAbdul Samad - Rs 4 croreUmran Malik - Rs 4 crorePunjab KingsMayank Agarwal Rs 12 croreArshdeep Singh - Rs 4 crorePurse left for 8 IPL franchises after retentions on November 30Punjab Kings - Rs 72 croreSunRisers Hyderabad - Rs 68 croreRajasthan Royals - Rs 62 croreRoyal Challengers Bangalore - Rs 57 croreChennai Super Kings - Rs 48 croreKolkata Knight Riders - Rs 48 croreMumbai Indians - Rs 48 croreDelhi Capitals - Rs 47.5 croreFor more information to visit here:- PITCHHIGH 

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BCCI and CSA might have to reschedule India's tour of South Africa

  • Dec 01, 2021
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Mumbai: With time running out and India's various plans to travel to South Africa, BCCI now has no choice but to sit at a table with Cricket South Africa (CSA) and reschedule the series.BCCI is still trying to see if the three test matches can be reduced to two, giving the Indian team more time before flying. Any calls to this effect will likely be answered within the next 48 hours.The Indian cricketer remains unconvinced by the tour yet to play three Tests, three One-Day Internationals, and four T20Is. Arriving in Mumbai to play the second Test against New Zealand and knowing that the vital bubble is immediately expected to enter, players have many questions and no answers.Team members recently raised a series of questions as news began arriving over the past two weeks of a very rapid switch to a news release in countries such as South Africa and Botswana. However, both the BCCI and Cricket South Africa (CSA) said that while the chain could unfold within a very strict biosecurity bubble, minimal air travel would be required within South Africa to ensure the chain occurs, thus minimizing any outside influence. . Risk contact Ajay.The first two Tests are slated to take place in Johannesburg and Centurion at a distance from each other, while the third Test and white-ball matches are scheduled to take place in Cape Town and Paarl, again a short drive away.The Indian leadership was determined to bring the players back and answer the questions posed. TOI understands that BCCI has accepted the idea of answering these questions in the form of questions and answers, which has not yet happened.“Until the players get a response from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, there will be confusion because no one knows anything. But if you look at the statement from a ministerial department in the South African government, it emphasizes the security operation. Thanks to BCCI that the two countries share a deep bond. It's his way of saying, "Come on and we'll take care of it. The ball is in the court of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry now.”For the record, the South Australian Department of International Relations wrote to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry this week.Those in the know say the BCCI is confident in the tour and the fact that it can be done within a strict biological bubble, especially with the guarantees the South African government and the CSA have made in favor of the setup. However, the Indian Board of Directors has yet to consider the possible renegotiation and rescheduling as it is short on time.Despite the CSA's guarantee, BCCI will also have to make efforts to explain security protocols to players and this can only happen through conversations.“There is no sign of talks yet. Officials are busy preparing for the general assembly meeting in Kolkata on December 4. There is also a meeting of the IPL board of directors. Where is the time? Now they should be in an active mode now. It has been,” the sources said.From Wednesday, the Indian team will be busy with the second Test in Mumbai and again it takes time to sit at the table with the players and talk about it. In such a case, BCCI has no choice but to reschedule the series.In the meantime, it must be said that this tour from South Africa to India will be very important for the CSA and its finances, especially since the pandemic will have a significant impact on the gambling economy in their country. "If the tour doesn't take off, the CSA is going to take a big hit in the knee," say those who follow those events.visit here to check the latest today sports news - PITCHHIGH

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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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Bangladesh Cricket Board confirms six franchises for BPL

  • Dec 13, 2021
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The board of directors of the Bangladesh Premier League, Bangabandhu, has completed six franchises for the eighth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, BBA sources confirmed to Cricbuzz on Sunday (December 12).The Swiss Central Bank (BCB) had previously said it had received eight expressions of interest. Three new business houses are expected to participate in the tournament along with three previous branches. The new business houses are known to be Roopa & Marn Group (Dhaka Division), Progotty Group (Sylhet Division), and Mindtree (Khulna Division).The Fortune Group and Akhtar Group, which owned the Barisal and Chattogram division respectively in the previous version, acquired the rights to these two franchises. Meanwhile, two-time champion Comilla Victorians, owned by Lotus Group, will return to the BPL this season. He did not participate in the previous edition of the tournament.Incidentally, BCB has decided to offer the franchise a one-year contract only, as they are expected to sign a long-term contract after this season. As a result, big-name companies such as Dhaka Dynamites (Beximco), Rangpur Riders (Basundhara), and Khulna Titans (Gemcon Group) have decided not to participate in this season's tournament.Meanwhile, KM Rifatuzzaman, Managing Director of Chattogram Challengers, told reporters that three foreign players will be allowed to participate in Game XI, while four players were allowed in previous years. “Yes, you could say the board of directors confirmed our participation in the BPL. We came here to speak with BCB and they told us we would be representing our competitors from Chattogram.“In the previous version, four foreign players were scheduled to play, while in this version three players from each franchise will participate. The draft preparation is not finished yet and we will be more organized once it is done. You know that the draft for PSL players is happening today, and once it is completed We can get a clear picture of the availability of foreign players in the competition and let you know who we will confirm.”The BPL is expected to take place from January 20 to February 20. However, as it stands, he is struggling with the PSL, which is set to begin on January 27. Sheikh Sohail, a member of the BPL board of directors, said they are not worried about the championship collapsing. with pslHe said he was concerned about the constantly evolving situation of COVID-19. "We are not worried about the PSL and we are keen to host the draft players this month, but the only thing that worries us is the placement of the crown."To know more latest news to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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Virat Kohli To Opt Out Of South Africa ODIs, Rohit Sharma Will Recover In Time: Sources | Cricket News

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Virat Kohli would choose the One Day International (ODI) series in South Africa, but Rohit Sharma is expected to recover from the injury in time for all three ODIs. India's Cricket Oversight Board (BCCI) announced on Monday that Rohit Sharma will be disqualified from a three-game test series in South Africa due to a left hamstring injury during a training session in Mumbai. Sources have informed NDTV that Rohit has recovered in time and needs to return to lead the team. This will be his first mission as a full-time ODI captain.According to sources, it will take about a month after Rohit Sharma injured his hamstring. The three-game ODI series will begin on January 19th at Borland Park in Pearl. The second ODI match will take place on January 21st at the same venue, and the third and final match of the series will take place on January 23rd in Newlands, Cape Town.On Monday, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce announced that Rohit Sharma had dropped out of a test series with rookie Priyank Panchar, who took part in the Indian A Tour earlier this month.In a tweet from BCCI, "Priyank Panchar joined the Indian Test team in place of the injured Rohit Sharma. Rohit injured his left hamstring during training in Mumbai yesterday. He was with South Africa. He will participate in the next three games. The test series will be disqualified.Rohit was appointed Captain of India and was promoted to Deputy Captain in the test on 8 December.India needs to play 3 tests and many ODIs in South Africa. The tour will start with the first test on December 26th.Rohit rested in a two-game test series against New Zealand, where India won 1-0.For the latest news, updates to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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Virat Kohli change his plans and play ODIs in South Africa

  • Dec 15, 2021
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Mumbai: India's Cricket Oversight Board (BCCI) is considering all possible ways for Virat Kohli to play three international matches (ODI) a day after a test series in South Africa next January.It can be argued that Kori actually told the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce (BCCI) that he wanted to take a break during the ODI, but this happened before he took over as the captain of the ODI team, and the dispatch was for him. It's a big job. A clear message that "everything is going well within the Indian team"."Sometimes it's not just doing the right thing, it's also being considered doing the right thing," says people following these events.It's all up to Kori to prepare the team to talk to the media on Wednesday the night before leaving for South Africa. It is known that the former Whiteball captain "wanted the rest for personal reasons unrelated to the rumors that he was angry with the change of captain."For the record, Kori repeatedly warmly talked about Sharma as a teammate, and Sharma responded to that feeling again while talking on the official BCCI website on Monday. "For the five years he (KHolI) was leading the team, he always drove head-on. He had the unmistakable courage and determination to win every game. I'm his captain. I played a lot underneath and enjoyed every moment, and I still do. "BCCI certainly wants that friendship to be reflected in the field. This will not only bring a lot of positiveness to the setup of the new Team India but will also ease all unnecessary controversies.When a senior BCCI executive asks if Kori agrees to change his plans and lag behind ODI, he will see what can be done here from a team perspective.All cricket players can take a break from a busy schedule throughout the year, but BCCI also believes that Kori, who takes a break during this time, may not be able to "send the right message."President Sourav Ganguly of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce said in an official statement on Sunday that he "discussed personally with Kori" and "the elected chairman of the board did not ask him to resign as captain of the T20. ". , He said he had not resigned from Kori yet. But I didn't share my opinion. Request a break from ODIKohli’s views on the matter haven’t been heard yet except the social media post that he came out with on September 16, announcing that he was stepping down as T20 captain but will continue leading the team in Tests and the ODIs."The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce has always said that the split captain of cricket does not allow baseball, and it is clear from Gangley's statement that Kori is informed. He himself said this, People who follow development say.For More Latest News, Updates to Visit Now:- PITCHHIGH

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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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Ind vs SA test | Indias blueprint to conquer the Final Frontier

  • Jan 10, 2022
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Boils down to mental approach towards the decider if Kohli’s men are to succeed in uncharted territoryThe trick is in the mind. The decisive match here in Newlands will be one of the biggest matches for India in its test history.A victory here and they will achieve what no other Indian team has achieved. Win a series of tests in South Africa.Can India occupy the last frontier?The 1-1 streak will put a lot of pressure on the Indian team. This is an opportunity to tick a really big box.But then the Indians will have to do a good job of removing the Final Frontier element from their minds and handling the crucial element like any other Test match, starting on January 11th.So that they can play more freely in this sunny city and sea.However, India's obsession with long and fast bowlers, citing them as a reason why fast bowlers buy less pitch in the Wanderers' second trial, is little more than a clever disguise.If height was really a factor, how did Chardol Thakur, India's youngest fast shooter, with Mohamed Shami score seven first-half runs and work his way through the South African squad?And no Protea player, regardless of height, took seven stakes in the Test or cast a more devastating spell.Forget the height. These are the areas where you go bowling. If India's bowlers, regardless of their height, had consistently hit cracks, as Chardol did in the first innings in South Africa, India would have won.And when testing resumed on the fourth day, the ground was very dry. In any case, the ball was cleaned and dried with a towel before each shot.How do Indian fast-hitting shooters from South Africa hit the body so many times if the ball is really slippery? Can you do that with a slippery ball?Logic and common sense go out the window when looking for excuses from a win-win situation.Siraj's placeAnyway, the past is the past, and looking to the future, given the crucial event in Newlands, India needs to choose a replacement for Muhammad Siraj.A hamstring injury, especially for a fast bowler, can make a comeback, and India certainly shouldn't risk Sarraj in the crucial match.So it is all about choosing between Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.Ishant is slowing down, not dropping, and not at its best lately.However, when he finds his groove, he can still throw a nice bouncy streak.And following current Indian thinking, who yearns for higher runners, Ishant might get the nod.He said Umesh made a little mistake in the chances he had. He's a faster, more versatile player, has a nice slingshot, can return the ball, and he's definitely faster than Ishant.In fact, when he had a rare opportunity against England in the Oval League last year, Umesh, who played with fire and fired three strikes per turn, was instrumental in India's victory.He made his first test for India with Joe Root and David Malan.But after that, Umesh will likely be ruled out again.Also, read - Dravid Gives Update On Virat Kohli's Availability For Cape Town Test

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Hardik Pandya May Captain Ahmedabad Franchise in IPL upcoming matches

  • Jan 11, 2022
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According to a report, the new IPL franchise Ahmedabad is considering multi-talented Hardik Pandya to lead. Pandya was launched last year by the long-running Indian franchise of Mumbai, although it has been an integral part of its creation since its inception in 2015.The Mumbai Indians, five-time IPL winners, decided to retain captain Rohit Sharma, hitter Suryakumar Yadav, Jaspri Pomrah, Jasper Pomrah, and Kieron Pollard while releasing the rest of the team.Pandya represented the franchise in 92 games, scoring 1,476 points with an average of 27.33 and also collecting 42 wickets. He worked primarily as a terminator, often tearing up the system.Investment firm CVC Capital has won the tender for IPL's Ahmedabad franchise, while the Lucknow-based team will be owned by RPG Group. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reportedly given both teams until the end of January to sign three players of their choice ahead of the massive auction in February.According to a report in India Today, in addition to Pandya, Imtiaz Ahmedabad is also hoping to bring in Rashid Khan and beat Ishan Kishan.Rashid was released by the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise, who decided to keep Kane Williamson, Imran Malik and Abdul Samad. Kishan was liberated by Mumbai Indians.Pandya's stock has gone down since he had major back surgery, after which he couldn't hold back at full speed. As a result, he also lost his place in the Indian Test team.The last time he played for India was at the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE, where the team could not get past the group stage. He was not selected for the three-game T20I series against New Zealand after the main event and there were conflicting reports behind the decision.Initially, his physique was reported as the main reason why he didn't make up the team, but then TOI reported that the Selectors saw no advantage in playing Pandya only as a hitter.Get all IPL news and cricket scores here - PITCHHIGH

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Tough times made me stronger but needed calm and clarity, says Shikhar Dhawan

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Paral: Shekhar Dhawan believes that every weakness in his career made him "strong", but his serenity and calmness made him go through tough times.The oldest player in India's ODI, he was made much of Dhawan's poor level in domestic cricket, but as was the case with the 36-year-old, he is back with his favorite blue jersey. The maximum score of 79 passes on 84 balls resulted in the loss in his first international match against South Africa.Asked how to keep him away from negativity, Dhawan said, "I don't listen to the media, read newspapers, or watch the news, so I don't receive all that information."You didn't even hit him with a bad streak the first time and it won't be the last but you have to believe in his abilities."I have complete faith in myself, what's my game and I'm clear about it and I stay very calm. It's a part of life, life happens like this, everyone's life has its ups and downs, so if something new this is happening for the first time or in my career or another Once in my life, so it's okay, it just makes me stronger," Dhawan said.Dhawan entered the series after a poor showing in Hazare Trophy scores - 0, 12, 14, 18, 12 in five A-list matches.But if you look closely at Dhawan's career, when there are calls to leave, he always responds with great tackles, as he did in his first ODI, where he seemed to be the best batsman by his side."These things (quitting smoking) always happen and I get used to them and I just know how to do my best and always make sure my preparations are good enough and the process is good and then I go back to God." “...I know with my experience and confidence, that I will do well and I am glad I did so well today,” said the brilliant newbie joking.His effort is to stay fit and healthy until the last part of his race.Knowing full well that he is nearing the end of his career, he said, “In my experience, I will continue to score many kicks, and yes, as long as I play cricket, I will be healthy, happy, and score many kicks.” Hey. AndPlaying shots in the middle of suspended sums is not easy.NOT AN EASY WICKET TO PLAY SHOTS IN MIDDLE OVERS“We got off to a good start and I think the wicket was slow, and it was also taking a little turn. So when you're chasing (almost) 300 rounds, when the middle rank comes in the at-bat, it's not an easy thing to play.”. shooting.“Our pendulums fell into piles and it affected us like a beating unit,” Dhawan said.Dhawan also paid tribute to South African pair Temba Pavuma (110 out of 143) and Rasi van der Dousen (129 out of 96) for their remarkable horns, which paved the way for victory.When asked about the turning point in the match, he said, "I think my two South African rackets hit really well and took the turns very deeply."YOUNGER BATTERS NEED TO MOULD GAME AS PER DEMANDS Dhawan believes that dealing with different match situations comes with experience and the likes of Rishabh Pant, Iyers - Shreyas, and Venkatesh will understand better as they play more games.“It (the discussion) that we have to play according to the situation and what the situation requires, putting the team ahead and the individual's game is important.The left-hander was asked again how the middle-ranking problems could be fixed, and he replied: "Look at our thought process as a unit or a team we're building our team for the 2023 World Cup, so there are going to be some hiccups. Here and there, which is good and we as a team, we analyze How can we improve?ROHIT'S ABSENCE IS A FACTORDhawan believes the team will be stronger after the return of white-ball captain Rohit Sharma and the middle-ranking will also perform cricket better."And I think we all have good clarity now because we have this group of groups and they are going to be there and how they can be improved.“There is no Rohit (Sharma) now, as soon as he comes back an experienced player will come and the middle-ranking (Rahul goes down) will be strong. So the youngsters who have chances will benefit from this experience. We are looking at the big picture.”

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2nd ODI: Time for India's middle order to show some steel against SA

  • Jan 21, 2022
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How does luck change in the game in 20 days! On December 30, India kicked off their powerful South Africa Tour, recording a 113-round overall win over South Africa in their first Test at Centurion. His dream of securing his first Test series win in South Africa seemed closer than ever.Less than a month later, the India tour risks turning into a nightmare. After their dream of the "Test" was shattered by a 2-1 decision in favor of the owners of the land, their captain announced his resignation. The troubled tourists took another blow when they lost 31 times in their first ODI in Paarl.With questions emerging after each loss, India will be desperate to return to survive in the ODI series when they are even more impressive than South Africa in their second ODI at the same venue on Friday.Less than a month later, the India tour risks turning into a nightmare. After their dream of the "Test" was shattered by a 2-1 decision in favor of the owners of the land, their captain announced his resignation. The troubled tourists took another blow when they lost 31 times in their first ODI in Paarl.With questions emerging after each loss, India will be desperate to return to survive in the ODI series when they are even more impressive than South Africa in their second ODI at the same venue on Friday.In the absence of the brilliant batsman, the Indian was completely lost after the runner-up in the 92nd wicket between Shekhar Dhawan (79) and Virat Kohli (51), which saw them chasing 297. The year-old has been the subject of much controversy, and the logic of replacing him with Ayer is sure, who made his ODI debut, will cause controversy.India clearly lacks confidence in Ayer's ability to break out internationally, which has raised a serious question mark against the Madhya Pradesh cricketer being considered a multi-skilled player to replace Hardik Pandya. Although the Proteas' batsmen easily plundered the run, the captain did not contact Iyer once.Also Read - Tough times made me stronger but needed calm and clarity, says Shikhar Dhawan

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IPL 2022, GT vs SRH: 'Will do it one day', says pace sensation Umran Malik on hitting 155 kmph

  • Apr 28, 2022
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MUMBAI: Young pacemaker Imran Malik says he would like to cross the speed of 155 km/h someday, but his main focus is on bowling in the right areas as he claimed his first pentathlon in the IPL.The 22-year-old put Jammu Sunrisers Hyderabad on the brink of winning by numbers 5/25 before Rahul Tewatiya and Rashid Khan smashed four sixes in the final as the Gujarat Titans won the match by five. shutter.Although his efforts were in vain, Imran was declared Man of the Match by one of the best bowlers in IPL history.Umran Malik with a casual 153 km/h yorker to send Wriddhiman Saha packing. Unreal. #GTvsSRH pic.twitter.com/dDhRGeO8mc— Mike Stopforth (@mikestopforth) April 27, 2022Malik said after the match on Wednesday night, “The idea was to throw fast, maintain length, and plan wickets. I took out Hardik Bhai with a goalkeeper and mixed (Wridyman) Saha and took him out with Yorker.”"I tried to mix up my bowling and focus on the wicket because it's a small ground. Otherwise, our bowling would have been fine."Asked if he still wanted to touch 155 km/h, he said: "I just want to throw in the right areas and in good terrain and if I have to do it above 155 mph, God willing, I will one day."Malik has been consistently running at over 150 kilometers per hour throughout the season, taking 15 wickets in eight games for an average of 15.93.Malik went into attack late on the eighth day, delivering devastating fast delivers through the Gujarat Titans' top rankings, becoming the first IPL footballer to take the first five wickets of innings.He smashed Shubman Gill's torso on his first wicket, before sending out Hardik Pandya with a combination of speed and jump.Next, he produced a perfect speed of 153 km/h to break a wicket and Redman Saha, before David Miller and Abinav Manohar each signed five wickets.Also, Read - Who is the new God of cricket after Sachin Tendulkar?

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Kuldeep Yadav, Rovman Powell star as DC beat KKR by 4 wickets

  • Apr 29, 2022
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The story of Kuldeep Yadav's return is increasing day by day. He was only able to pick up five wickets in 14 games for the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019 and 2020 before setting off the bench for good in 2021. In the two games he's played against KKR this season, Kuldeep now has eight wickets in his bag alone. On Thursday night, he took 4/14 reserve 4/35 in the previous game.When he broke the KKR draw for the second time this season, he offered Team Delhi Capitals a comeback in the competition by restricting KKR to 146/9. His spell set up the game for a tense assortment of hits in the capitals to chase the target with six balls and four wickets to spare.The undefeated Ruffman Powell 16-ball 33 calmed nerves on the Capitals bench when David Warner knocked off 26-ball 42 and captain Rishabh Pant 2 for 84/5 on 12. The KKR's freefall under new captain Shreyas Iyer isn't over.Kuldeep publicly expressed the confidence Rishabh Pant put in him during the tournament. He delivered it back at Wankhede Stadium. After Mustafa Rahman, Chetan Sakarya, Aksar Patel, and Chardol Thakur choked each other out in a power game, Kuldeep claimed a share of IPL starters Baba Inderjit and Sunil Naren in the second and third balls. Spell to reduce KKR to 4/35.Kuldeep Yadav has picked up his fourth wicket and Andre Russell goes for a duck.Just as Iyer seemed to gain some momentum with his 42 for 37, Pant miraculously caught a shot from Kuldeep. The dangerous Kuldeep tricked Andre Russell three balls later and stopped him for a duck. The pitch looked double-paced and Coldip's bluff was too much for the KKR's hitting lineup, which was 83/6 on the 14th.Despite all the talk about Pant's faith in Kuldeep, he hasn't let Kuldeep complete his full quota of four sums. Perhaps the KKR had a window to break out, and Nitish Rana replaced Lalit Yadav with an 18 in 17 runs to add some momentum to the roles. Rana seemed to be the only stable thing in the chaotic KKR arena that cut and replaced their eleventh game in a big way. The team does not match the team that started within the tournament.With his calm head and clear vision, he threatened to inflict great damage on the people of the capital with 57 out of 34 balls. During his 34-ball 62 trade partnership with Rinku Singh on the seventh wicket, Rana was exposing the weak points of the capitals. Bowling of Death Mustafizur played his magic in the final, conceding just two runs and catching three wickets, finishing four overs at 3/18 numbers, and making sure KKR didn't get away with the game.Read More - Who is Richest Cricketers in the World | PITCHHIGH

South Africa hope their IPL stars will come good against India

  • Jun 06, 2022
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Just a week ago, the Gujarat Titans won the 2022 Indian Premier League in style. This was his first appearance in the tent tournament. Hardik Pandya led the team that contributed to the win with bat and ball. There were other notable actors such as Shopman Gill, Rashid Khan, Muhammad Shami, and Rahul Twatia who rose to the occasion again and again.But one name just popped up, and that's David Miller. The South African middle-ranked batsman won the most matches (6 total) and, during the chase, was often at the top of his game.Miller hit first place at number five and became the sixth top scorer in the tournament. He scored 481 points in 16 games with an average of 68.71 and a hit average of 143.Proteas captain Themba Bafuma is hoping Miller can continue his brilliance in the next five-match series between India and South Africa T20I, which will begin on June 9 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi."Obviously, it's very nice and gives us a lot of confidence to have David Miller fit and confident. Also, his IPL performance... and as a team, we're going to build that confidence and the knowledge that is to come." "He will bring," Bafoma said.For South Africa, Miller's bats were ranked sixth, but Pafuma indicated that the left-handed could advance.“The talk has always been about David upgrading the standings and letting him take on a lot of balls and be more devastating. He knows his place in our team and his role in the team. He has… played a little bit. OK. But if there is a chance to deliver more. From the shipments to David, I'm sure this will be something that will be looked at."Quinton de Kock is another South African who performed excellently in the IPL and will now appear in the upcoming T20I series. De Kock finished third on the IPL scoring list, scoring 508 points with an average of 36.28 and a strike rate of 148.97. His runs also included the tournament's highest score - an undefeated 140 that de Kock broke against the Kolkata Knight Riders.Another hitter from South Africa, Aidan Markram, also did well. Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad and hitting the ball for 139.05, Markram scored 381 points with an average of 47.62.Among the bowlers, Kajisu Rabada has done what he does in every intense league season and is ranked third in the list of best wicket-takers. Rabada picked up 23 wickets in just 13 games for an average of 17.65, with an economy average of 8.45. His best score came 4/33 against the Gujarat Titans' final champion."It's good to see some of our guys in great shape. KG (Kagiso Rabada) is on track to get faster than 100 wickets in the IPL (currently at 99). It's a matter of pride. Quente (Quinton de Kock) Bafuma talks about his team's prospects, he said.Also Read - Registered FIR Against MS Dhoni, 7 Others in Bihar's Begusarai

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Rishabh Pant to Lead India Against South Africa

  • Jun 13, 2022
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New Delhi: Rishabh Pant's journey in international cricket was as unexpected as his beating. He has always risen through the ranks while facing criticism for his extravagant play. Although doubts remain over his persistence, Bant became the youngest Indian captain in T20I as KL Rahul was disqualified from the T20I series against South Africa due to a back injury on Wednesday.Calm and relaxed man, Pant showed off an intense look during alternate training at Firuzach Kotla on Wednesday, the day before the first T20I against South Africa. Working with match officials and fielding drills in the scorching sun, Pant was preparing for his big day. As he walked off the field and headed to the pre-match press conference, he said, “I am very happy this happened in Kotla. I wish Mr. Tarak (his childhood coach who passed away last November) had had this. We were there to see the moment.”Pant's career really took off after the pandemic. They have spent most of the past two years riding the biosecurity bubble. When India's bubble ban was lifted, he took a leave of absence on Wednesday morning to visit his graduate Venkateswara College in south Delhi, where he had honed his skills in the sonnets club as a teenager. A few hours later he was informed that he would be the captain of the Indian team for the series."It feels great, even though it didn't come in good condition. The news came only an hour ago, so I'm addressing that too. I really want to thank the people who have been with me through thick and thin," Pant said, addressing the media. It is so."Although he replaced regular captain Rohit Sharma, Bant's rise comes at a time when Dinesh Karthik is forcing another revival. One might remember Pant losing to Karthik initially in the 2019 World Cup Finals. Set to be the T20 World Cup five months from now, Karthik pushes her to the same spot again.If Pant feels secure about his place on the T20 side, it's time. Head coach Rahul Dravid has focused on building a core team for the future. With Pant as captain and IPL-winning captain Hardik Pandya as backup, the message is that management is ready to continue investing in Pant.|This was evident as Dravid was seen spending a lot of time with Pant while discussing game plans during team training over the past two days.“It’s the best thing to have (Dravid) around. I worked with him during his under-19 days, with India and the IPL as well. So, there is a lot of experience there. There is a lot to learn from him, like how to act on the pitch, discipline, and game strategy.”Pant doesn't walk here like a rookie captain. He's had the best and worst response in the past two years as captain of the Delhi Capitals. He said, "Captain DC will help me a lot." I am the one who learns from mistakes. He said, "When you keep doing the same thing over time, you get better and keep learning from it, and I think this will help me. I'm going to lift my chin and do my best."You know it's full now. But he is aware of the team's big goals in the World Cup. The very cautious T20 hit has been banned in India for some time now. Pant promised that the change would be visible."As a team, we have thought about some of the goals that we want to achieve as a team. We are constantly working towards them. We are thinking about the World Cup. In the next few days, there will be a lot of changes." pant claimed.When his first pressure as India captain was over, he moved into the center draw and engaged in long sessions of relentless hard-hitting. Look at the next few days? Can.Also Read - Registered FIR Against MS Dhoni, 7 Others in Bihar's Begusarai

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AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: India qualify for Asian Cup

  • Jun 16, 2022
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The Indian men's soccer team qualified for the AFC Asian Cup final by defeating Palestine in the Group B match in Ulaanbaatar on Tuesday.The result means that the Palestinians qualified directly to the top 24 places in the final group, while the Philippines, ranked second with four points, occupied second place.Only the winners from the six qualifying groups will qualify for the tournament, with the top five teams finishing second to their groups.India, who finished second behind Hong Kong (six points) on goal difference, qualified before facing the last round in Group D.This is the first time that India has qualified for the Asian Cup in two consecutive editions, after being eliminated from the group stage in the 2019 edition.Overall, India qualified for the Continental Championship for the fifth time in 1964, 1984, 2011, 2019, and 2023.Also, Read - IPL Media Rights: Jay Shah Praises Drafting of Tender Document

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Dinesh Karthik jumps 108 places, Ishan Kishan breaks into top 10

  • Jun 22, 2022
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With his recent prowess against South Africa in the recently completed T20I series, Dinesh Karthik has jumped 108 places to 87th in ICC's latest T20 hitting rankings.Karthik came to the Indian team after a stellar season in the IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore, scoring 330 points in 16 matches with a strike rate of 183.33.The 37-year-old was a key factor in India's comeback in the five-game T20I series after losing their first two matches. The goalkeeper scored 55 of 27 balls and was the man of the match as India beat South Africa by 82 points.Ishaan Kishan, who was the series' top scorer with 206 runs and a touching field goal average of 150, moved up the rankings to take sixth place in the standings. This is the first time that the 23-year-old has entered the top ten in the FIFA World Cup rankings and he is the only Indian player to break into the top ten.Kishan finished the series against South Africa in half a century and was the leading running scorer with 206 runs with an average of 41. This form has propelled South up to a sixth-place finish in the most recent T20 batsman rankings. Pakistan captain Babar Azam retained the top spot in the T20 kicks rankings.Among the bowlers, Yuzvendra Chahal has been the most moving in the T20 rankings. The spinner jumped three places to finish 23rd after the six-wicket streak during the South African series.Josh Hazelwood retained his position as the best T20I shooter, while Afghan sprinters Rashid Khan (joint 3rd) and Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka (sixth) climbed one place into the top ten.Ravindra Jadeja is currently in the UK for India's one-time test against England at Edgbaston and has maintained the top spot in the overall Test list with 385 qualifying points. He is followed by Bangladesh captain Shakib Al-Hassan with 346 points.The other Indian in the top 10 in the Test rankings is former India captain Virat Kohli (742), who held the 10th spot in the batting chart, while veterans Ravichandran Ashwin (850) and Jasper Pomrah (830) are busy. Second and third place respectively in the bowling alley. Australian captain Pat Cummins tops the list of Test bowlers with a PIR of 901.Also, Read - AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: India qualify for Asian Cup

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IRE vs IND: Everything you need to know about the two-match T20I series

  • Jun 24, 2022
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India and Ireland are set to meet in the two-match T20I series at The Village in Dublin. The games will take place on Sunday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 28.Both teams have named their respective teams for their upcoming white-ball matches. Hardik Pandya will be managing the Indian squad for the first time after successfully leading the Gujarat Titans in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Rishabh Pant, who captained the Men in the Blue team in the five-game T20I series against South Africa, rested. Right batsman Rahul Tripathi also received his first call from India after performing exceptionally well with Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL 2022.Imran Malik and Archdeep Singh, who did not get the chance to play against the Proteas team, were included. Sanju Samson also has a place on the national team.Meanwhile, Ireland under Andrew Balberni dropped Shane Jetkett and Simi Singh from the squad. The hosts called up right batsman Stephen Doheny and defibrillator Conor Olfert for their upcoming matches.It should be noted that Ireland has not yet overtaken India in a shorter form. In 2018, India defeated Ireland 2-0 in the T20I series at the same venue.Head to HeadOverallMatches - 3, India - 3, Ireland - 0In IrelandMatches - 2, India - 2, Ireland - 0Dates and Timings of IRE vs INDDateMatch DetailsTimeSunday, June 26Ireland vs India, 1st T20I, The Village, Dublin9:00 PM ISTTuesday, June 28Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I, The Village, Dublin9:00 PM ISTSquads for IRE vs INDIndia SquadHardik Pandya (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi.Ireland SquadAndrew Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Stephen Doheny, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Craig Young.Also, Read - Meet the Top 10 Most Beautiful Indian Cricketer's Wives

Rohit Sharma can be relieved as captain from T20s

  • Jun 27, 2022
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Former India national team player Virender Siwaj feels current captain Rohit Sharma could be relieved of the duties of captain of the T20 team so that the 35-year-old can better manage his workload.Rohit has not been able to appear in all India matches since taking over as captain due to injuries and workload management. "If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as a leader in the T20 format, I think Rohit (Sharma) can be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration in the future," Sehwag told PTI in an interview.“One, it would allow Rohit to manage his workload and mental fatigue, given his age.“Secondly, once a new person is appointed as captain of the T20s, it will also allow Rohit to take breaks and rejuvenate to lead India in both Tests and ODIs,” he said in an interaction arranged by the Sony Sports announcer. Indian official. England series.However, Sehwag emphasized that if the team management maintains its current policy of having a single leader to lead India in all three formats, Sharma remains an ideal choice."If the Indian think tank still wants to continue with the same policy, which is to allow one man to lead India in all three forms, then I still think Rohit Sharma is the best man for that." While there have been plenty of permutations and combinations at the moment ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, the former Indian has claimed that his top three choices among batsmen for the tournament will be Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan, and KL. Rahul Star batsman Virat Kohli is the number three batsman in India at the moment.“India has a lot of options when it comes to hard-hitting in T20. However, I would like to personally assure Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan, and KL Rahul as the top three hitters of the World Cup in Australia. He added, “The combination of right and left-handed Rohit Sharma and Ishaan may be Kishan, or for that matter, Ishan and KL Rahul, is so much fun for World T20."Sehwag, who was notorious for taking several dreaded pacemakers to cleaners in the prime of his life, praised young defibrillator Imran Malik and believes the 22-year-old should appear in the World Cup alongside Mohamed Elshamy and Jaspreet. Bumrah is one of the mainstays of Indian bowling.“If there is one pacemaker that has impressed me a lot lately, it is Imran Malik. He should definitely be a part of India’s plans as a major bowler alongside the likes of Jaspreet Bumrah and Muhammad Shami.” "This IPL has given us many promising young bowlers, but Imran's skills and talent will definitely earn him a place in India in all three formats in the long run," he commented. Also, Read - AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: India qualify for Asian Cup

Rohit Sharma can be relieved as captain from T20s

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Former India national team player Virender Siwaj feels current captain Rohit Sharma could be relieved of the duties of captain of the T20 team so that the 35-year-old can better manage his workload.Rohit has not been able to appear in all India matches since taking over as captain due to injuries and workload management. "If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as a leader in the T20 format, I think Rohit (Sharma) can be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration in the future," Sehwag told PTI in an interview.“One, it would allow Rohit to manage his workload and mental fatigue, given his age.“Secondly, once a new person is appointed as captain of the T20s, it will also allow Rohit to take breaks and rejuvenate to lead India in both Tests and ODIs,” he said in an interaction arranged by the Sony Sports announcer. Indian official. England series.However, Sehwag emphasized that if the team management maintains its current policy of having a single leader to lead India in all three formats, Sharma remains an ideal choice."If the Indian think tank still wants to continue with the same policy, which is to allow one man to lead India in all three forms, then I still think Rohit Sharma is the best man for that." While there have been plenty of permutations and combinations at the moment ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, the former Indian has claimed that his top three choices among batsmen for the tournament will be Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan, and KL. Rahul Star batsman Virat Kohli is the number three batsman in India at the moment.“India has a lot of options when it comes to hard-hitting in T20. However, I would like to personally assure Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan, and KL Rahul as the top three hitters of the World Cup in Australia. He added, “The combination of right and left-handed Rohit Sharma and Ishaan may be Kishan, or for that matter, Ishan and KL Rahul, is so much fun for World T20."Sehwag, who was notorious for taking several dreaded pacemakers to cleaners in the prime of his life, praised young defibrillator Imran Malik and believes the 22-year-old should appear in the World Cup alongside Mohamed Elshamy and Jaspreet. Bumrah is one of the mainstays of Indian bowling.“If there is one pacemaker that has impressed me a lot lately, it is Imran Malik. He should definitely be a part of India’s plans as a major bowler alongside the likes of Jaspreet Bumrah and Muhammad Shami.” "This IPL has given us many promising young bowlers, but Imran's skills and talent will definitely earn him a place in India in all three formats in the long run," he commented. Also, Read - AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: India qualify for Asian Cup

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Rohit Sharma can be relieved from T20I captaincy: Virender Sehwag

  • Jun 29, 2022
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Former India national team player Virender Sehwag believes captain Rohit Sharma could be relieved of his leadership duties in the T20I formula, allowing him to better manage his workload.Rohit has not been able to appear in all India matches since taking over as captain due to injuries and workload management.In an interview with PTI-language, Sehwag said, “If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as a leader in the T20 format, I think Rohit (Sharma) can feel comfortable and the following things can be fixed in the future.”.“First, it would allow Rohit to deal with his workloads and mental fatigue given his age.The official Indian broadcaster, he said, “Secondly, once someone new has been appointed as captain in T20I, it is time for Rohit to take a break and lead India in both Tests as in ODI.” renews itself.” - England Series.However, Sehwag said that if the team's management sticks to its current policy of having a single leader to run India in all three formats, Sharma remains an ideal choice."If the Indian think tank still wants to go ahead with the same policy, which is to allow one person to run India in all three forms, I still think Rohit Sharma is the best person for that."Sehwag raised a point pertinent to divided leadership in an age when the ever-bustling international calendar focuses more on managing injuries and mental fatigue.The separate captain concept was first tested in June 1997 when England appointed Adam Holyoke as the ODI team captain and Alec Stewart was the test team captain at the time.Over the years, it has been used by other teams including Australia, West Indies, and South Africa.However, India's cricket ecosystem is slightly different from that of Australia or England, with multiple centers of power operating more seamlessly across all formats than in the Indian subcontinent.Many captains have not been tested in Indian cricket for a long time. India's World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev has publicly stated that divided leadership cannot work in Indian cricket as it is not part of our 'culture'.When Rohit was appointed as baseball captain last year, India could have divided the captain for a long time. However, Kohli soon abandoned the trial leader, promoting Rohit as the leader of all forms.Combinations for T20 World CupWhile there are plenty of permutations and combinations ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, the illustrious former India international said his top three picks among batsmen for the tournament would be Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan, and KL. Rahul.Star batsman Virat Kohli is currently the number three hitter in India.Sehwag said: "India has options when it comes to heavy-hitting in the T20. However, I will personally accept Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and KL Rahul as the top three hitters at the World Cup in Australia. Me." He added, "The right combination of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, or for that matter, Ishan and KL Rahul, could be very interesting for World T20."Sehwag, who was notorious for taking several intimidating bowlers to the cleaners in his heyday, has praised young fast-throwing player Imran Malik and believes the 22-year-old should be the better of Muhammad Shami and Jaspreet. cup of choice. Parah is a mainstay in Indian bowling.Sehwag said, “If there is one fast player who has impressed me the most, it is definitely Imran Malik. He has definitely followed India’s plans to have one of the top bowlers like Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohamed El Shami. He should be a part.”,"This IPL has given us many promising young bowlers, but Imran's skill and talent will definitely earn him a place in the Indian team in all three formats in the long run," he added.Also, Read - Who is the Father of Cricket | PITCHHIGH