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IPL 2020 Auction: Date, venue and auction purse available for all eight teams

IPL 2020 Auction: Date, venue and auction purse available for all eight teams

  • Dec 04, 2019
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IPL 2020 AuctionThe next edition of the IPL player auction is just around the corner. For the first time, the auction will be held in Kolkata.IPL PLAYER AUCTION MORE DETAILS:WHEN?The IPL 2020 auction will be held on December 19 (Thursday)WHERE?KolkataLIVE COVERAGE:The live coverage of the IPL auction will be available on All News Channels on December 1971 players were released through their franchises before the IPL 2020 auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19 this year. A total of 127 players were retained, including 35 foreigners.Kings XI Punjab entered the auction on December 19 with a bag worth Rs. 42.70 crore, the biggest of the eight teams after it dropped eight players, including South African David Miller, Englishman Sam Curran, and the mysterious Tamil Nadu Varun Chakravarthy, purchased for huge rupees 8.4 crores last year.The champions Mumbai Indian retained 18 players, including veteran Sri Lankan player Lasith Malinga, despite his fitness problems, while f releasing 12 players.Chennai Super Kings, three-time champions, is entering the auction with a small bag of Rs. 14.60 crore.Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, has around Rs. 28 crores to work at the auction.Here is the full list of the eight portfolios:Delhi Capitals launched nine players, including two South Africans, Morris and the powerful Colin Ingram. New Zealand's first-class batsman Colin Munro and Indian test specialist Hanuma Vihari were also released.Rajasthan Royals dropped 11 players, including pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who was bought for Rs 8.4 crore last year after paying Rs. 11.5 crore for him the previous season.Sunrisers Hyderabad released the smallest number of players, five, including Shakibul Al Hasan, who was banned by the ICC for failing to report illegal methods, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda, and Yusuf Pathan.Following is the list of players released by the teams:Chennai Super Kings: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings, Scott Kuggeleijn.Delhi Capitals: Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh.Kings XI Punjab: Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthy.Kolkata Knight Riders: Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Mundhe.Mumbai Indians: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singh.Rajasthan Royals: Aryaman Birla, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Oshane Thomas, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Sudhesan Midhun.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee.Sunrisers Hyderabad: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan.Read More

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

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

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

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ICC T20I rankings: Virat Kohli storms into top 10 after heroics vs West Indies

  • Dec 12, 2019
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Virat Kohli, who scored 183 runs from 3 matches in the T20I series against West Indies, has moved back into the top 10 of the ICC rankings for T20I batsmen.Virat Kohli has entered the ICC's top 10 rankings at T20 International after advancing from the lead in India's 2-1 series victory over West Indies.Virat Kohli, the joint T20Is top scorer with Rohit Sharma, managed 94 not out in Hyderabad before falling on 19 in Thiruvananthapuram. With the series on the line, Kohli came out with all the aggression to score 70 runs from just 29 balls.Not surprisingly, Virat Kohli was named the man-of-series for his amazing performance. In addition, Virat Kohli moved 5 places to number 10 in the ICC T20I batsmen rating.KL Rahul, who was named Man-of-the-Match in Mumbai T20I, moved three places to No. 6, while Rohit Sharma, whose only important match in the series was in Mumbai, slipped to ninth.It was another exciting year for Virat Kohli. He is already the best player in ODI and Test, is likely to end 2019 as the top scorer in international cricket for the fourth year in a row.HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli moved 5 places to No.10 in the ICC rankings for T20I batsmenVirat Kohli amassed 183 runs against West Indies in the T20I seriesVirat Kohli is the only batsman with averages in excess of 50 in all 3 international format

ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020

ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020 schedule, live scores and results

  • Jan 21, 2020
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ICC WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SCHEDULE 2020 The ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the international championship for the women's Twenty20 International cricket held every other year. The Cricket Championship is organized under the International Cricket Council (ICC) by the sport's governing body of India. The first edition of the ICC T20 Women's World Cup was held in the year 2009 in England.For the first three editions, a total of eight teams participated. Beginning from the year 2014, the number of participants was raised to ten. At each tournament held, a number of teams are automatically qualified and the remaining teams are found by the Qualifier of World Twenty20.Australia is the most successful team and has been the winner of the tournament four times. The 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the seventh edition. It is going to be held starting from 21st February 2020 till 8th March 2020 in Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The final has been decided to take place on the International Women's Day. There will be 10 teams that will participate in the tournament. It has been finalised that the ICC Women's T20 World Cup for the year 2022 will be hosted by South Africa. This year, the only team which will appear for the first time is Thailand.The Qualification of the teams is determined by the ICC Women's Twenty20 international rankings as well as an event for the qualification known as the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier.The Indian Cricket team of a total of 15 members will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur. She has the experience of playing in the Women's Big Bash League. This will be helpful for her in making a better plan for the Indian Women's Cricket team. On 12 January 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had made the announcement of the Indian squad that will include Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav and Radha Yadav.The Indian team has members who have good playing experience. We have Bengal's batswoman Richa Ghosh and the 15-year-old Haryana's Shafali Verma. They will be playing for the first global meet after showcasing a good performance at the international level in the first season.In the year 2018, the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, hosted by West Indies was won by Australia by 8 wickets. The player of the tournament was Alyssa Healy (225 runs).While in the year 2016, the tournament was hosted by India and the Team of West Indies won the tournament by 8 wickets. The player of the tournament was Stafanie Taylor (225 runs and 8 wickets).Australia is the defending champions that they are, will be playing against India in their Opening match of 2020 tournament. A total of six locations in four Australian cities have been selected for hosting the matches. Read More: ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020 Full Schedule,Time table,Live scores,results,live streamingThe Group Stage matches will be held at the following venues: Manuka Oval, Canberra Junction Oval, Melbourne WACA Ground, Perth Sydney Showground Stadium, SydneyThe Semi-Finals will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground and the final will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.The Tickets for the tournament were on sale since 21st February 2019. All the matches even the final has a ticket price starting at $20 for the adults. The tickets for children have been priced at $5. The Broadcasting of the entire ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 will be done by the Star Sports channel as it has been given the global broadcast rights for the tournament.The Schedule of the Group Stage matches of the tournament is given as follows:Date: 21st February 2020, FridayMatch: India vs Australia (GROUP A)Location: SydneyTime: 1:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMTDate: 22nd February 2020, Saturday Match: West Indies vs Thailand (GROUP B)Location: PerthTime: 11:30 AM IST / 06:00 AM GMTDate: 22nd February 2020, Saturday Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka (GROUP A)Location: PerthTime: 4:30 PM IST/ 11:00 AM GMTDate: 23rd February 2020, SundayMatch: England vs South Africa (GROUP B)Location: PerthTime: 4:30 PM IST/ 11:00 AM GMTDate: 24th February 2020, Monday Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka (GROUP A)Location: WindhoekTime: 11:30 AM IST/ 06:00 AM GMTDate: 24th February 2020, Monday Match: India vs Bangladesh (GROUP A)Location: PerthTime: 4:30 PM IST/ 11:00 AM GMTDate: 26th February 2020, Wednesday Match: England vs Thailand (GROUP B)Location: CanberraTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 26th February 2020, Wednesday Match: West Indies vs Pakistan (GROUP B)Location: CanberraTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 27th February 2020, Thursday Match: India vs New Zealand (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 27th February 2020, Thursday Match: Australia vs Bangladesh (GROUP A)Location: CanberraTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMT Date: 28th February 2020, FridayMatch: South Africa vs Thailand (GROUP B)Location: CanberraTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 28th February 2020, FridayMatch: England vs Pakistan (GROUP B)Location: CanberraTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 29th February 2020, Saturday Match: New Zealand vs Bangladesh (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 29th February 2020, SaturdayMatch: India vs Sri Lanka (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 1st March 2020, Sunday Match: South Africa vs Pakistan (GROUP B)Location: SydneyTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 1st March 2020, Sunday Match: England vs West Indies (GROUP B)Location: SydneyTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 2nd March 2020, Monday Match: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 2nd March 2020, Monday Match: Australia vs New Zealand (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 3rd March 2020, Tuesday Match: Pakistan vs Thailand (GROUP B)Location: SydneyTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 3rd March 2020, Tuesday Match: West Indies vs South Africa (GROUP B)Location: SydneyTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTSEMI-FINAL MATCHES: Semi-Final 1Date: 5th March 2020, ThursdayMatch: TBC vs TBC  (A1 v B2)Location: Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyTime: 08:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMT Semi-Final 2Date: 5th March 2020, ThursdayMatch: TBC vs TBC (B1 v A2)Location: Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTFINAL MATCH: ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020Date: 8th March 2020, SundayMatch: TBC vs TBCLocation: Melbourne Cricket Ground, MelbourneTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTRead More: India tour of New Zealand, 2020 schedule, live scores and results

ICC women's t20 world cup groups and streaming

ICC women's t20 world cup groups and streaming

  • Jan 22, 2020
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The 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the seventh edition of the T20 World Cup. It will be held from 21st February 2020 till 8th March 2020 in Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It has been decided that the final match will be held on International Women's Day.The teams that will qualify for the Women's T20 World Cup have been determined by the ICC world rankings. There will be ten teams participating in the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup. These include Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and West Indies.The tournament will happen with the teams being split into two groups. These are:Group A: Australia, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,Group B: England, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan, Thailand,You can buy the tickets for the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup Australia from the official website directly. The price of a ticket for entry to a group stage match will be ranging from $20 to $40 for adults. The entry ticket for children will cost $5. If you attend the semi-final match, the tickets will cost between $20 to $50 for adults. On the other hand, the final match ticket will cost between $20 to $50 for the adults.Star Sports will be broadcasting the live coverage of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in India and the Indian subcontinent (including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh) countries. You can live stream the matches on the Hotstar app or website as well. Star India and Star Middle East have the global rights for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. The information, scores and result will also be available in various websites including the official website of ICC, Cricbuzz and many others.Fox Sports holds the exclusive media rights for the World cup tournament and will be telecasting all the matches in Australia on Fox Sports. The viewers can also watch the matches online on Foxtel Sports digital platform according to their convenience.ICC has announced 19 broadcast partners for the World cup event. These include the following:Territory: IndiaTv Channels: Star Sports, DD Sports, DD National (DD1), HotstarTerritory: AustraliaTv Channels: Fox SportsTerritory: United KingdomTv Channels: Sky Sports CricketTerritory: United StatesTv Channels: Willow TVTerritory: South AfricaTv Channels: SuperSpothe rtTerritory: New ZealandTv Channels: Sky Sport NZTerritory: the Middle East & North AfricaTv Channels: OSN Sports Cricket HDTerritory: CanadaTv Channels: ATN (Asian Television Network)Territory: BangladeshTv Channels: Gazi TVTerritory: Sri LankaTv Channels: SLRC (Channel Eye)Territory: CaribbeanTv Channels: ESPN CaribbeanTerritory: AfghanistanTv Channels: Moby TVTerritory: PakistanTv Channels: Ten SportsTerritory: South East AsiaTv Channels: Fox Networks GroupTerritory: Pacific IslandsTv Channels: DigicelTerritory: ChinaTv Channels: Star Sports China

India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I

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

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

 The Road Safety World Series 2020

The Road Safety World Series 2020 | Cricket Tournament for road safety awareness

  • Feb 03, 2020
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The Road Safety World Series is a T20 tournament that has been organized to promote road safety. The first-ever season of the Road Safety league is going to be played this year starting from 2nd February 2020 till 16th February 2020. The league will be held in the cities of Mumbai and Pune.The league will feature some of the top cricket legends of the past who have made their respective countries proud. The tournament has been announced recently at a mega event held in Mumbai. This league aims to promote road safety all across the world. The tournament will have a total of 10 matches in which the teams will play against each other and there will be a final in the end.It has been announced that the proceeds from the tournament are going to be given to the Road Safety Cell so as to promote the cause. This is also aimed at highlighting India's high rank when it comes to deaths caused by road accidents. Cricket is the most popular sport in our country and the cricketers are followers as idols. This is the reason why this league will help create awareness about road safety in the country as well as change the mindset of people regarding behavior on the roads.Read More: Tendulkar Versus Lara In Road Safety World Series OpenerSome of the most popular names who will feature in the Road Safety World Series include Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes, and Virender Sehwag.The event has been organized by the Professional Management Group and the Road Safety Cell of the Maharashtra government. The league will be played between six teams including India Legends, Australia Legends, South Africa Legends, Sri Lanka Legends and West Indies Legends.The league has been launched in the city of Mumbai on Thursday, 30th January 2020 under the presence of the five-team captains including India's Tendulkar, West Indies great Brian Lara, Australian pacer Brett Lee, South Africa’s Jonty Rhodes, and Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan. Along with them, Virender Sehwag and Sunil Gavaskar will also be present there who will be the league’s commissioner.The Indian team will include players, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, and Ajit Agarkar. It has been expected that Jacques Kallis will be playing for the South African team and Muttiah Muralitharan may also become a part of this competition.Brett Lee has been designated as the captain of the Australian team. He said in a statement that he can easily guarantee is that this tournament is going to be very competitive even though the participants have given up playing international cricket. The final list of the participating players has been revealed and a total of 110 retired cricket players from these five countries are going to be taking part in this league.The Road Safety World Series 2020 will be streaming live on Viacom 18. It is the official broadcasting partner of the league. Colors Cineplex will broadcast all the matches of the league till 16th February. In addition to this, Voot and Jio are the digital partners of the league.Read More: Road Safety World Series 2020: Schedule, Teams & Players List, Timings, When and Where to Watch 'Cricket Legends' play

T20 Women’s World Cup 2020

T20 Womens World Cup: It could be Australia vs India at MCG on Womens Day

  • Feb 20, 2020
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T20 Women’s World Cup 2020Ten teams are participating in the event. India, Australia, England, New Zealand Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and West Indies have automatically qualified. Bangladesh and Thailand are there through the qualifying tournaments.One of the major events organized by the world body this year is the ICC 2020 Women's World Cup 2020. The T20 Men's World Cup will also be held in Australia later this year, in October / November. Here is everything you need to know about the women's event.When does the tournament start?The T20 Women's World Cup will be held in Australia from February 21 to March 8. The final will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on International Women's Day.How many teams are involved?10 teams are participating in this event. India, Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies are automatically ranked. Bangladesh and Thailand are through the qualifying tournament.Why has the name changed from World T20 to T20 World Cup?As of this year, the T20 world events for men and women have been renamed the T20 World Cup. The ICC did last November to add more importance to the championships.What is the tournament format?The teams are divided into two groups. The first group includes India, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The second group includes England, South Africa, Pakistan, the West Indies and Thailand. The top two teams in each group will advance to the semi-finals, followed by the final.Who are the champions of defense?Australia are the heroes defending their rights, defeating England by eight wins in the 2018 T20 World Cup Final held in the Caribbean. Since the last release, the T20 International Women's Event has become an independent competition.What is new this year?The latest version of the Women's World saw the t20 provided by DRS. This time, TV rulers will rule on the front foot without balls.Who gets the top billing in this year’s event?Australia is expected to be the best team in the ICC's women's ranking with a ranking of 291. India ranks 262 fourth.How will India fare?On paper, India boasts a strong side. When it comes to hitting, Smriti Mandhana is ranked fourth in the world, while Harmanpreet Kaur is ranked ninth. Regarding bowling, Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma are tied to number 4. Additionally, teenager Richa Ghosh, who can hit, play bowling and conserve lots, can be surprised. There is great hope for the start of rookie Chevalle Verma, 15, who has been grabbing headlines for his powerful beating game.But India has not won the championship yet. Since its inception in 2009, Australia has won it four times, while England and the West Indies are included once each. In their den, Australia starts again as a favorite, given the equipment they have. Meg Lanning and Ellis Berry are the stars. At first glance, the championship is losing to Australia, despite the unpredictability of Cricket T20.Why is MCG chosen as the venue for the final?The International Criminal Court says: " This event is about taking a major step towards equality: putting women's toys on the same footing as a man." This means that the women's semi-finals are in SCG and that both rivers receive the same role, and are held in MCG. "How has Thailand progressed?Thailand is actually one of the shape teams. They were given the women's T20 full position in April 2018 and the team celebrated it by defeating Sri Lanka by four wickets in the 2018 Asian Women's T20 Cup. This was his first victory over a full member. In February 2019, she won the ICC Asian Women's Qualifiers and advanced to the World T20 Women's World Cup Qualifiers 2019 and 2020. In August 2019, they completed their 17th consecutive victory in the Women's World Championship T20, beating the Australian record of 16 wins. Thailand qualified for the World Cup 2020 T20 after ranking first and second in the standings last year.Read More: ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 schedule, live scores and results

Women’s T20 World

Womens T20 World Cup semi-final abandoned, India advance to the final

  • Mar 05, 2020
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The match was canceled without throwing a ball. There was no reserved day devoted to the tie. There was a time limit of 4:51 PM (11:21 AM ET) to start a game of more than 10, which is the minimum number of sums required for a short game.The semi-finals between India and England in the Women's World Cup T20 to SCG faded on Thursday, leading India to qualify for the final on the grounds that it had won the points table in the league stage.In the group stage, India won its four matches and led Group B. England lost one of their matches against South Africa, thus qualifying for the semi-finals as the team ranked second in the first group.Rain threw SCG from Thursday morning and continued until the end of the afternoon, forcing him to leave the game for England to leave the World Cup based on his low record in the group stage.India will play in the final match against the winner of the second semi-finals, between South Africa and Australia, in Melbourne on Sunday.

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Hardik Pandya Batting | 158 Runs in 55 Balls | Second Hundred in DY Patil T20 Cup 2020

  • Mar 06, 2020
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DY Patil T20 Cup 2020The international Indian player, Hardik Pandya, once again confirmed his great skill at the DY Patil T20 Cricket Championship in Navi Mumbai on Friday when he scored 158 defeats in just 55 balls to help Reliance 1 reach the 238/4 it held semi-final against Bharat Petroleum Kumbahi Association comprising 106 races with Saurabh Tewari (41 of 34 balls), then she became furious in recent clashes against players like Shivam Dubb and Sandeep Sharma.Pandya's side hit the house for 104 runs. BPCL was all for 134 at 18.4 overs. The 26-year-old, who returned after his long injury after back surgery, reached 20 sixes and 6 fours after coming into the bat  at no 4 with his team reeling to 10/2.Pandya, who scored a century against the CAG team in the group stage, achieved a triple score in 39 balls with three consecutive balls in 17 off  Rahul Tripathi. At the time, he had reached 14 six and 2 fours.Read More: Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 schedule

Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

  • Mar 11, 2020
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Mumbai Indians IPL 2020Mumbai Indians (MI) is the defending champion of the Indian Premier League. The team is led by Rohit Sharma and it may potentially go after winning their fifth IPL title in the upcoming 13th season of the league.The Mumbai Indians is one of the franchise teams of the IPL based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The team will begin in the IPL 2020 with a match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the tournament opener at the Wankhede Stadium located in Mumbai on 29th March 2020.MI has made some changes to their squad for IPL 2020 squad as they bring in Australian Chris Lynn. As Hardik Pandya has been facing intermittent fitness problems, the Australian bowling all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile will be replacing him for Mumbai.The Mumbai Indians will be playing in the afternoon only with matches starting from 4 pm at home against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 5th April 2020.Mumbai Indians is one of the franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that represents the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra in India. Mumbai Indians team was found in the year 2008. The estimated brand value of Mumbai Indians is $113 million (Rs 780 crore).The logo of the Mumbai Indians team is the Sudarshan Chakra because initially the logo of the team was supposed to be "Mumbai Razors" before Sachin Tendulkar had made the suggestion to keep it Mumbai Indians only. The motto of the Mumbai Indians is Duniya Hila Denge Hum (We will rock the world) and the current theme song is "Ala re". Read More: Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venueMumbai Indians' IPL 2020 full schedule,  match timings, and venue details:29th March 2020, SundayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai1st April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad5th April 2020, SundayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Mumbai8th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali12th April 2020, SundayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata15th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai20th April 2020, MondayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai24th April 2020, FridayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai28th April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai1st May 2020, FridayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai6th May 2020, WednesdayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi9th May 2020, SaturdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai11th May 2020, MondayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur17th May 2020, SundayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: BengaluruMumbai Indians Squad for IPL 2020Mumbai Indians squad for IPL 2020 includes Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, and Trent Boult.Read More: Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing, venue

World cricket cannot afford cancellation of IPL: Sundar Raman

World cricket cannot afford cancellation of IPL: Sundar Raman

  • May 20, 2020
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MUMBAI: Unprecedented in our lifetime, the havoc caused by the Covid-19, brought about has left, the sports industry in absolute disarray.Given that India and cricket, from India's perspective, seem to be back to normal in the coming months, there is much to worry about as the gaming economy lies in a shamble. Few understand the global and local economy of sport from a bird's perspective such as Sundar Raman.The former chief executive officer of the Indian Premier League (IPL), who has worked on T20 ownership from the start and was one of the main practical work on the International Cricket Council (ICC), is closely monitoring how things have gone spiraling out. Raman is working on a white paper that analyzes the current cricket crisis, the stress of the coming months, and the potential treatments the industry can consider in the short and long term. Exclusively share these reviews with TOI.If there is a controversy between the World Cup T20 or IPL, it explains why the IPL should be where no sport can withstand the financial crisis today. From Raman's point of view, this is an annual property that generates about 40% of global cricket revenue versus a global property that has the ease of reprogramming for a later stage.He says that IPL alone guarantees US$100m in players' salaries annually (Rs 85 cr per franchise multiplied by 8). This accounts for broadcast revenue for at least three to four ICC membership councils together, confirming what is at stake for players financially on a global scale when it comes to the T20 in India.Raman has worked on two possible scenarios that may unfold in the coming months: Scenario 1: Sport returns to TV / digital platforms in July 2020 and fans stadiums in January 2021 Scenario 2: Sport returns to TV / digital platforms by December 2020 and fans stadiums by April 2021Raman says the focus of this document is to shine a light on the micro-economy of sport with a focus on the global cricket scene in the top three incomes of the sports economy, which are media/broadcast revenue, sponsorship revenue and Game Day (ticketing) revenue and the impact of COVID on the overall ecosystem.With a global cricket economy estimated US$1.9b and a heavy dependence on India (nearly two-thirds of revenue is generated by playing in India or with the participation of India), India realizes only 45% of its full potential, thus allowing other countries to cash.“This potential opportunity for India’s contribution to revenue (which India has not provided) is only $ US$ 1.2b over a 4-year cycle (2019-2022)," he says.A third of cricket revenue in 2019 came from IPL. With a fair market price structure, nearly 24% ($ 100 million) of transmission rights fees earned by IPL are spent as player salaries every year. In 2019, despite being a year in the Cricket World Cup, IPL revenue was estimated to be 30% higher than that of the World Cup (not including CWC ticket issuance revenue, such as the host retains). IPL 2020 revenue was expected to increase by 70% compared to ICC WT20 revenue in 2020. With the current uncertainty surrounding these two events, this remains a hypothetical scenario. Raman says, "Canceling these two events will have a serious impact on the cricket economy for this year."However, in the event of an ICC event, where contracts will last until 2023, postponement until 2022 may be possible without losing income. Not hosting an IPL or binary season for any country will result in an income loss, which is undesirable. In an ideal world, the ICC event to be held in 2021 in India can move to Australia as it is in the same October window, and India can host the event in 2022 by creating a suitable window. This will allow time for economic recovery and will not confuse the calendar. "Also, if the WT20 is made behind closed doors, the front door revenue for Australia will be zero. For IPL, even if conducted behind closed doors, the impact is less as it is extinguished by more than 8 stakeholder teams and the IPL economy still supports one season behind closed doors.“IPL remains the most important event for the global cricket economy. With a contribution of about a third of global cricket revenue annually, the importance of the global cricket economy IPL cannot be overstated. If IPL is considered the separate cricket agency and IPL revenue will be removed from Indian cricket board revenue, and IPL will appear as the largest Generator of global cricket revenue, which is even higher than the ICC and ACC revenue.Read More: Stadiums, sports complexes allowed to open, spectators barredTherefore, given the significant contribution and annual nature of IPL, event cancellation would be a severe revenue loss for the cricket economy, something that no sport can afford in the current economic environment. While the jury has not yet decided on the International Criminal Court WT20 this year, the postponement of (T20 Global) deserves serious consideration.The document also states: While India earns US$ 863m, the value attributable to revenue from the Indian share is estimated at US$ 1.2b. This delta in excess of US$ 300m+ annually can be seen as lost opportunities for India or in a more positive perspective as India's contribution to cricket outside India. For 4 years, this value was astonishing at US$ 1.2b. Broadcast and sponsorship deals for the ICC and ACC events are mainly driven by the large fan base in India and the large audience in India. Media reports put TV audiences into the 2019 ICC CWC Final between England and New Zealand in England with 15.4 million in Sky in England and 183 million in India.Additionally, out of a total of 706 million one-time broadcasts of the 2019 ICC ODI World Cup, 509 million were from India. This reliance on India is also evident from the relatively low value that global broadcasters obtain through licensing from all other markets despite organized events in some of those markets.“India’s importance to the global cricket economy cannot be overstated. Outside Australia and England, which have been doing big business in the domestic market, worth US$ 1b over 4 years, other cricket paintings and Raman say they depend on Indian tours as part of bilateral props to attract broadcasters’ attention Indians.For countries where transactions in the domestic market are not large, flights from countries like India, England, or Pakistan become important, because they open up large transportation rights abroad, and are much greater than national rights.Many cricket boards have provisions in their broadcast agreements for how many games to play against India during the agreement period. Failure to comply with this may adversely affect the realization of the value of transmission rights. Given that the majority of these boards without broadcasting and playing rights within an income range of US$ 35 to US$ 45m, were not taken into account in the document analyzing a global crisis, and therefore, the main players.Image Source- Times of IndiaRead More: IPL not happening anytime soon: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

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

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

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

How to reschedule T20 World Cup? ICC committee debates in BCCI's absence

How to reschedule T20 World Cup? ICC committee debates in BCCI's absence

  • May 25, 2020
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MUMBAI: Now that the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia this year between October and November, the question to be asked in the rounds is how and where this edition is modified between 2021 and 2023.A day after TOI reported that the postponement of the 2020 edition is a certainty, and an official announcement on the doorstep, the International Criminal Court's Financial and Trade Affairs Committee (FMCA) met in a teleconference with ICC CEO Manu Sawhney presiding over it.Among other things on the agenda, the main debate has revolved around how and where this year's T20 World Cup is being modified, one that will be lost in the epidemic that has caused global cricket, like any other sport around the world. . .“It was proposed for the first time to postpone this year’s edition (World Cup T20) to February and March of next year. This is no longer possible. Then it was suggested the other day to allow Australia to host the 2021 version and informed sources of events told TOI that India should do so in February and March 2022.However, it is understood that certain members of the FMCA, a committee chaired by the President of the Pakistan Cricket Council, Ehsan Mani, opposed the proposal.The logic behind the objection?If the T20 World Cup is organized in October / November next year, how can the T20 World Cup be organized in February / March? "Do we say that the team that wins the 2021 tournament will remain a champion for only five or six months? What's the point of that?" sources added.First, the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry did not exchange its views on the matter. Second, given BCCI revenue at stake, as they host the 2021 version, their views on this issue have not been researched yet. "If all countries are concerned about the epidemic affecting income cycles, then it is so for India. The other side is that India is being hit, which means everyone will be affected by it. The views of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry are very necessary," industry officials say.The FMCA, led by Mani,  as its independent director ICC Independent Director Indra Nooyi,President of Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chris Nenzani, President of the European Central Bank Colin Graves, President of Cricket Australia Earl Eddings, and Vice President of the International Criminal Court  Imran Khawaja. The ICC President Shashank Manohar and CEO Sawhney are also on the commission by holding other important positions in the governing body."Two years ago it was adequately confirmed that India would not have a single representative on this committee. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has raised this as a matter of principle in the past, but thanks to the administrative deadlock that leaked due to court issues, India has not been able to follow this vigorously, " add those in the know.Why should the Indian Cricket Council agree to host the tournament in 2022 in February-March and give up hosting rights in 2021?"To suit Cricket Australia?BCCI is already making sure Cricket Australia is not losing by making sure India makes tours there this year for the test series. If the International Criminal Court and Cricket Australia want India to compel it in 2021 by agreeing to host in 2022, the Chamber of Commerce will be fair in claiming sufficient reasons and seeking a fair share of the obligation in return, "says follow-up developments. Also, why would the station agree? Star India coincides with ICC news anchor, as well as the Indian Premier League (IPL), which takes place annually in April and May. "Why would they agree to accept successive T20 events? It is not recommended to play in a window from October to November because it does not clash with other features in the same format," the sources added.Read More: India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I SeriesArticle Source : Times of India 

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

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

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

Virat kohli and Gautam Gambhir ipl fight

IPL News: Rajat Bhatia talks about the ugly dispute in IPL between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli

  • Jun 30, 2020
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IPL News: The bad fight between Gautam Gambir and Virat Kohli occupied more headlines than the winning punches in the match. Fans and critics still remember how the Delhi boys went into a verbal battle in 2013 during the IPL match when the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hosted the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.However, the cause of this battle is still unknown. Gambir and Kohli both played down the accident on many occasions, but the man who separated the duo from the confrontation recently spoke on the same thing.Rajat Bhatia, who tried to stop Gambir and Kohli, did his best to calm things down, recently spoke to the Asianet Newsable, and said that he was just very competitive players who act very strangely in the midst of this moment."This is something that happened when two aggressive leaders played, and always wanted to do their best and win their teams." "Even if they had some kind of collision in that match, that was just part of the game," said Bhatia, who was part of the KKR team in that match."Later on, I didn't see them fighting (Gambir and Kohli). In the midst of the moment, many things happen. But, it shouldn't happen for the worst. The 40-year-old added," It wasn't like that on that day. "In that match, RCB won that match with eight wickets over KKR. After chasing 155 to win, the hosts rode Chris Gayle's sparkling punch 85 strokes to hit the target with 15 balls to spare.Young Kohli scored 35 before being caught by Ewen Morgan outside Lakshmipathi Balaji in the tenth final. It was his class that led to an unpleasant conflict during the celebration of KKR.article source: crickettimesAlso Read: India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

IPL 2020

IPL 2020 Seeks September-November Window After ICC T20 World Cup Is Postponed

  • Jul 21, 2020
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The stage for the IPL to take place this year has been decided after the postponement of the T20 World Cup. © TwitterHighlights• The postponement of the T20 World Cup opened a window for IPL 2020• The BCCI has considering two places: India and the United Arab Emirates• The International Cricket Council postponed the T20 World Cup on MondayThe International Cricket Council announced on 20 July, the postponement of the 2020 World Cup, paving the way for the establishment of a window for the Indian Premier League.The postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup has opened a window to this year's Indian Premier League. The rich league appears to be back after being postponed in April due to a Coronavirus pandemic. However, concerns remained over the place. BCCI has two places to consider: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Their favorite site is India, but as the incidence of coronavirus infection increases, they decide to get a backup site. The United Arab Emirates also hosted the first phase of IPL 2014.A proposal to organize the league will be sent to the government after the IPL Board meeting this weekend, with two windows proposed to organize 60 games.BCCI prefers the window between September 26 and November 7, while broadcasters want to host it between September 26 and November 14, to make the most of it during the Diwali weekend.However, the Indian team is traveling to Australia for a series of four tests, starting from December 3, the council will have to plan a clear quarantine window before starting the chain.For the time being, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will seek to provide plans for the biosafety site and process of bringing in players, ensuring their health and safety in the midst of an endemic epidemic.On Monday, the International Cricket Council revealed the revised dates for its next three global events in men's cricket, including the 2023 World Cup in India.The International Cricket Council said in a statement that Men's T20 World Cup 2021 will be held from October to November 2021 with the final on November 14, 2021.It added that the ICC T20 2022 World Cup will take place from October to November in 2022 with the final on November 13, 2022.The International Cricket Council did not mention the location of the T20 World Cup finals in 2021 and 2022.Also Read: IPL News: Rajat Bhatia talks about the ugly dispute in IPL between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli

 Dream 11 IPL 2020

Dream11 IPL 2020- Location, Sponsers, Logo, Squads, Prize Money- PitchHigh

  • Sep 17, 2020
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Indian Premier League (IPL) is a 20-20 professional cricket league in India that is contested during March or April and May every year by eight teams representing eight different cities in India. The league is established by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) in the year 2008. The Indian Premier League has an exclusive window for ICC Future Tours.The IPL is the busiest cricket league in the world, and in 2014 it was ranked sixth in terms of average attendance among all sporting leagues. In 2010, IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube. The brand value of IPL in 2019 was 475 billion (US $ 6.7 billion), according to Duff & Phelps.) According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed 11.5 billion (US $ 160 million) to the economy's Indian GDP.There have been twelve IPL Championship seasons. The current IPL holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the 2019 season. The 2020 season's venue has moved due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; The games will now take place in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 to November 10.Dream11 IPL 2020 LocationThe new 2020 IPL scheduling date has been published, and the 13th edition of the IPL Championship will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). IPL 2020 has been scheduled between 19 September 2020 to 10 November 2020. The opening match of IPL 2020 will be held between Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on September 19, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The 2020 IPL Final will be played on November 10, 2020.The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) got the final approval from the Government of India to transfer the IPL 2020 to the UAE. The ruling IPL team has also decided to start day's matches at 3.30pm UAE time (2:00 PM UAE time) and afternoon matches at 7.30 PM India time (6.00 PM UAE time). Dream11 won IPL Title 2020 sponsorship for Rs 222 crore. Please note that BCCI has been seeking a new title sponsor as part of VIVO Out of IPL this year 2020. BCCI has announced CRED as Official IPL Partner for 3 years from IPL 2020 to IPL 2022.LOGOThe Indian Premier League (IPL), Thursday, revealed its motto for the upcoming 2020 season with title sponsors Dream11. IPL shared the logo as a story on their Instagram account with the hashtag "# Dream11IPL".The Mumbai Indians Defenders Champions also shared the logo on their Instagram account. They said in legend: "Now we're guarding, # Dream11IPL."Dream11 emerged as the 2020 IPL highest bidder on Tuesday. Indeed, BCCI's partner, Dream11, stepped up on the Byju and Unacademy educational technology platforms to win the race.According to sources, Dream11 wanted to get a three-year agreement with IPL, but the board was not "interested". "BCCI said this would be a one-year contract, but Dream11 wanted to get it for three years. Dream11 offered 222 million rupees for this year, 240 million rupees for the next year and 240 million rupees for the third year." . The sources said.“But BCCI said that after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, they are expected to get a good amount next year, so they cannot commit to the future. The council also said that if Vivo retires again, then Dream11 will get first preference.SPONSERSThe Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces Dream11 as the main sponsor of IPL 2020The IPL Board of Directors has announced Dream11 as the new main sponsor of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. Dream11 (Sporta Technologies Pvt. Ltd) is an Indian company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.Dream11's association with the sport has grown over the years and currently participates in a total of 19 sporting federations along with 6 franchises from the Indian Premier League.IPL President Brigis Patel said: “We welcome the Dream11 program on board as the main sponsor of the 2020 edition of the IPL. Dream11 Upgrading your affiliation from official partner to major sponsors is a great testament to the IPL brand. Dream11 as a fictional sports brand is only going to increase IPL's engagement with its fans. "A discussion took place and this is the reason for the postponement of the official announcement. But now everything has been settled and both of them have agreed for one year only. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry could issue the statement soon," the source added.SCHEDULENew IPL 2020 Schedule, IPL 2020 Schedule in UAE, Fixtures, Team, Venue, Time Table, PDF download, Point Table, Ranking & Winning Prediction. Match NoMatch CenterDateDayTime India (IST)Time UAEVenuue1Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)19 September 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI2Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)20 September 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI3Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)21 September 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI4Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)22 September 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH5Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)23 September 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI6Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)24 September 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI7Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)25 September 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI8Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)26 September 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI9Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)27 September 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH10Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)28 September 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI11Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)29 September 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI12Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)30 September 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI13Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)01 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI14Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)02 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI15Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)03 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI16Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)03 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH17Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)04 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAESHARJAH18Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)04 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI19Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)05 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI20Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)06 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI21Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)07 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI22Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)08 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI23Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)09 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH24Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)10 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI25Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)10 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI26Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)11 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI27Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)11 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI28Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)12 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH29Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)13 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI30Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)14 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI31Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)15 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH32Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)16 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI33Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)17 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI34Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)17 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH35Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)18 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI36Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)18 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI37Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)19 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI38Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)20 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI39Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)21 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI40Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)22 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI41Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)23 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH42Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)24 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI43Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)24 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI44Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)24 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI45Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)25 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI46Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)26 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH47Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)27 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI48Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)28 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI49Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)29 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI50Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)30 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI51Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)31 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI52Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)31 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH53Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)01 November 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI54Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)01 November 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI55Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)02 November 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI56Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)03 November 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH57Qualifier-1TBDTBD7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD58EliminatorTBDTBD7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD59Qualifier-2TBDTBD7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD60FINAL10 November 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD SQUADSChennai Super Kings 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryMS Dhoni (C)IndiaSuresh RainaIndiaKedar JadhavIndiaRavindra JadejaIndiaDwayne BravoWest IndiesKarn SharmaIndiaShane WatsonAustraliaShardul ThakurIndiaAmbati RayuduIndiaHarbhajan SinghIndiaMurali VijayIndiaFaf du PlessisSouth AfricaImran TahirSouth AfricaDeepak ChaharIndiaLungisaniNgidiSouth AfricaMitchell SantnerNew ZealandKM AsifIndiaJagadeesan NarayanIndiaMonu SinghIndiaRuturaj GaikwadIndiaRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryVirat Kohli (C)IndiaAB de VilliersSouth AfricaYuzvendra ChahalIndiaShivam DubeIndiaUmesh YadavIndiaWashington SundarIndiaNavdeep SainiIndiaMohammed SirajIndiaMoeen AliEnglandParthiv PatelIndiaPawan NegiIndiaGurkeerat SinghIndiaDevduttPadikkalIndiaAnkit RajpootIndiaDelhi Capital 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryAjinkya RahaneIndiaRavichandran Ashwin (C)IndiaRishabh PantIndiaShreyas IyerIndiaShikhar DhawanIndiaAxar PatelIndiaKagiso RabadaSouth AfricaAmit MishraIndiaPrithvi ShawIndiaIshant SharmaIndiaAvesh KhanIndiaKeemo PaulWest IndiesHarshal PatelIndiaSandeep LamichhaneNepalMayank MarkandeIndiaMumabi Indians 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCompanyRohit Sharma (C)IndiaHardik PandyaIndiaKrunal PandyaIndiaJaspritBumrahIndiaIshan KishanIndiaKieron PollardWest IndiesSuryakumar YadavIndiaQuinton de KockSouth AfricaLasith MalingaSri LankaRahul ChaharIndiaMitchell McClenaghanNew ZealandAnmolpreet SinghIndiaJayant YadavIndiaAditya TareIndiaAnukul RoyIndiaSherfane RutherfordWest IndiesTrent BoultAustraliaDhawal KulkarniIndiaKolkata Knight Riders 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountrySunil NarineWest IndiesAndre RussellWest IndiesDinesh Karthik (C)IndiaKuldeep YadavIndiaNitish RanaIndiaKamlesh NagarkotiIndiaShivamMaviIndiaShubman GillIndiaLockie FergusonNew ZealandRinku SinghIndiaHarry GurneyEnglandPrasidh KrishnaIndiaSandeep Warrier[REP]IndiaSiddhesh LadIndiaRajasthan Royals 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryBen StokesEnglandSteve SmithAustraliaSanju SamsonIndiaJofra ArcherEnglandJos ButtlerEnglandVarun AaronIndiaShashank SinghIndiaMahipalLomrorIndiaManan VohraIndiaRiyan ParagIndiaShreyas GopalIndiaMayank MarkandeIndiaRahul TewatiaIndiaKings XI Punjab 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryKL RahulIndiaKarun NairIndiaMohammad ShamiIndiaNicholas PooranWest IndiesMujeeb ZadranAfghanistanChris GayleWest IndiesMandeep SinghIndiaMayank AgarwalIndiaHardus ViljoenSouth AfricaDarshan NalkandeIndiaSarfaraz KhanIndiaArshdeep SinghIndiaHarpreet BrarIndiaMurugan AshwinIndiaJagadeeshaSuchithIndiaKrishnappa GowthamIndiaSunrisers Hyderabad 2020 Team SquadDavid WarnerAustraliaManish PandeyIndiaRashid KhanAfghanistanBhuvneshwar KumarIndiaSiddarth KaulIndiaShahbaz NadeemIndiaVijay ShankarIndiaKane Williamson (C)New ZealandKhaleel AhmedIndiaSandeep SharmaIndiaJonny BairstowEnglandWriddhiman SahaIndiaMohammad NabiAfghanistanShreevats GoswamiIndiaBasil ThampiIndiaAbhishek SharmaIndiaBilly StanlakeAustraliaThangarasu NatarajanIndia PRIZE MONEY The Indian Premier League will see its prize money cut in half from the 2020 season onwards, and the economic slowdown has recently hit the country.According to The Times of India, BCCI has sent a circular to all IPL stakeholders, including eight franchises, stating that the Playoffs Permanent Fund has been reduced and that there will be no opening ceremony from this season.The board proposed a roughly 50% reduction in prize money for 2020, something the franchisees did not fully agree with. The winner will get 10 crores as prize, unlike last season when they got 20 crores. The second place winner will receive Rs 6.25 crore, and the third and fourth place teams will receive Rs 4,375 crore each.Additionally, the state associations will receive the same money per match as the perks, which is 1 cr per IPL match, according to TOI sources. Meanwhile, the report also indicated that starting from this season, foreign and international Indian players may be on loan.Also from IPL 2020 onwards, the car will be implemented without a ball. Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will introduce a new protocol for automatic front / rear football. Tested in 2019 and during recent Kolkata Pink Ball test.The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also set new travel policies for its employees. Previously, more than three hours of flight would have resulted in a business class ticket for senior staff. But now they will have to travel in economy class if the hours are less than eight hours. TOI sources said that except for two or three high-ranking employees, the rule would apply to everyone. 

RR VS SRH

IPL 2020, RR vs SRH in Dubai: Predicted Playing XIs, Pitch Report, Toss Timing, Squads.

  • Oct 22, 2020
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RR vs SRH Dream11 IPL 2020 Prediction, Playing 11In another high-effort Indian Premier League match on Great Thursday, Rajasthan Royals Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Match No. 40. The royals led by Steve Smith are sixth in the standings with eight points and still have little chance to advance to the next round. On the other hand, SRH is one point six points below it and thus has four points to memorize. RR failed to shoot Chennai Super Kings (CSK). His tactic of demoting Jos Butler to fifth, however, managed to finish the match unbeaten at 70 and lead the team to victory. Ben Stokes, Sanjo Samson and Robin Uthapa should provide a good start, while the responsibility for turning them falls to Butler and Smith. Samson has been in decline since the first two games of the season and will be looking to improve his performance.RR captain Guofra Archer (39 wickets from 31 matches) will once again lead the reins and seek support from Stokes, who has yet to make a difference. The other players, Tiwatia, Shrias Gopal, Ankit Rajput and Kartik Tiyagi were too cheap for the ball against CSK. On the other hand, SRH is on the verge of losing a tipping point, and winning alone is what keeps them optimistic. The 2016 champions are based largely on the top four: Johnny Burstow, Warner, Manish Bundy and Ken Williamson. They still couldn't find a finisher in their middle order. It was this factor, along with Williamson's injury, that drove Warner down the standings in his previous match against the Kolkata Knight Riders. He ended up pushing the match into super.RR vs SRH Pitch And Toss ReportWith first-round average scores of 174, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium saw its fair share of excitement in IPL 2020. The Bolins succeeded in this place, with enough movement available off the field on the roof to keep them interested. Despite the dimensions of the playing field in their hands, the teams preferred to see outside the inaugural stage as the pacemakers dominated the center with a bowling swing.RR vs SRH Fantasy TipsJonny Bairstow, Priyam Garg, David Warner (VC), Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Abdul Samad, Ben Stokes (C), Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan, Kartik Tyagi and T Natarajan.RR vs SRH Predicted Playing XIRajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (WK), Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot and Kartik Tyagi.Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jonny Bairstow (WK), David Warner (C), Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan and T NatarajanRR vs SRH Full Squads                                  Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, MahipalLomror, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Aniruddha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron.Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, ShreevatsGoswaRR, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, WriddhimanSaha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.Read More About- Match 39- KKR VS RCB

India Vs Australia T20

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

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

Test Cricket

Top Opening Partnerships in Test Cricket

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

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IPL Auction 2021: IPL Auction tentative, IPL teams All you need to know about IPL 2021 auction

  • Dec 29, 2020
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IPL Auction 2021: IPL Auction tentative Date, IPL Auction tentative Time, IPL Auction tentative mini auctions, IPL Auction tentative live streaming, IPL Auction tentative broadcast, IPL teams All you need to know about IPL Auction 2021: Fans are eagerly awaiting the IPL Auction 2021, but before that, all eyes are on the IPL Auction 2021. It was previously reported that there will be a full auction for Indian Premier League(IPL) 14, but it has now been confirmed that BCCI will hold a small auction only auctions, while Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022 will see auctions Huge, as two new teams will be added in the fifteenth season of Indian Premier League(IPL).About IPL Auction 2021:IPL Auction 2021 tentative DateThe IPL auction 2021 will likely take place in mid-February 2021.IPL Auction 2021 TimeThe IPL 2021 auction will be held in mid-February 2021 and is expected to start at 3.30 pm (IST).IPL Auction 2021 broadcastThe IPL 2021 auction will be broadcast on Star Sports Network.IPL Auction 2021 live streamingThe 2021 IPL Auction Live broadcast will be available on Disney + Hotstar. You can also see updates live on pitchhigh.com Hotstar has also reached an agreement with Reliance Jio to broadcast the 2021 IPL auction live. Jio customers can watch the 2021 IPL auction for free.About Mini AuctionsIt is final now that no mega-auction of IPL (IPL 2021) will take place. Instead, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry will hold small auctions. The full giants' auctions will now take place in Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022 once the two new teams join next year."A full auction will not be possible this time due to time constraints and other issues. Instead, we will hold mini auctions where franchisees can bid on some new players. The auction dates and other things have not been set yet." An official at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry said.Also Read: IPL 2020 Auction: Players who could be released by franchises CSK, RR, RCB, MI, and othersIPL 2021 Mini-Auctions will be conductedAccording to information from various BCCI officials, the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2021 mini-auction will be held sometime in February.The T20 Indian National Championship, Syed Mushtaq Ali, will be held from January 10 to January 31. The tournament will be a window for Indian Premier League(IPL) perks to measure the performance of national competitors and recruit new talent into their teams.IPL 2021 mini-auction Retaining PlayersIt should be noted that the franchises were only under contract until Indian Premier League(IPL) 2020 with the current pool of players. Prior to the mini-auction, BCCI and donors will complete contractual procedures with those players that teams wish to retain for the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2021 season.IPL 2021 Mini-Auction: where it will lead for Indian Premier League(IPL) teamsSome Indian Premier League(IPL) franchises with a well-established team like Mumbai Indians will be happy to hold small auctions. But at the same time, teams like the Chennai Super Kings, which we're looking to rebuild their squad after the 2020 IPL disaster, will be disappointed with this development.Once BCCI and the Indian Premier League(IPL) Board of Directors formally approved the history of mini auctions, the franchisee will begin the process of retaining players or freeing them from their teams.Some of the players who may not be retained by the Indian Premier League(IPL) franchises include the likes of Glenn Maxwell (KXIP), Imran Tahir (CSK), Kuldeep Yadav (KKR), Sheldon Cottrell (KXIP), Kedar Jadhav (CSK), Dinesh Karthik (KKR), Jaydev Unadkat (RR), and few others.Indian Premier League(IPL) fans should be prepared for the action-packed months of January and February, as the franchises will be busy with player strategies.Also Read: IPL 2020 FINAL RESULT: MUMBAI INDIANS BECOME THE FIFTH TIME TROPHY WINNER

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Indian women's tour of Australia postponed to next season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab changes name, now will be known as 'Punjab Kings'

  • Feb 16, 2021
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IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab New name: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has changed its name. The franchise captain KL Rahul and owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, and Preity Zinta will now be called Punjab Kings. KXIP is said to be attending IPL Auctions 2021 with a new brand identity.Official contacts have been made to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about the change, but written approvals are still pending. Punjab Kings will now attend IPL Auctions 2021 scheduled for February 18th under their new name."The team has been planning to change the name for a long time and I think it needs to be done before this IPL 2021. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told PTI on Monday that it is not a surprising decision."KXIP is one of the eight franchise teams that competed in the latest edition of the T20 League in the United Arab Emirates.In the tournament's 13-year history, they were runners-up once and finishing third again.The next IPL bid is scheduled to start in the second week of April, and the auction will take place on Thursday. The auction will see 292 players, including 164 Indians, come under the hammer with Rs 196.6 crores per transaction.Also Read: IPL 2021 Auction: Top 10 facts from the final player's list

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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India vs England: Michael Vaughan Makes Prediction for Series, Has no Hesitation in Picking Winners

  • Jun 01, 2021
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After the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, the Indian team will face England, in a series of five Tests, starting in July. While India won the series in 2007, they completely lost in their last three series abroad. Once again, former captain Michael Vaughan predicted a similar fate for the team led by Virat Kohli."England will win. It is in England ... I mean everyone should look at the trends of the last few years. Every time England goes to India, it gets defeated. Every time India comes to England, it gets defeated. That is the reality. I think." "England is a home team that is very difficult to beat with the Duke ball," Vaughan told CricTracker.In 2011, with MS Dhoni, India lost 0-4. After that, India lost 1-3 despite their early lead. Whereas in 2018, India crushed 1-4 under the leadership of Virat Kohli. On the other hand, former India captain Rahul Dravid feels India has a great chance of winning in England. "I really think India has a lot of possibilities this time around," Dravid said during a webinar earlier this month.“There is no doubt about England bowling. No matter what bowling attack England put in the garden, especially their bowling attack, that would be great. They have a lot of players to choose from and that would be great. But if you look at the top six or seven, you are You really think of a great hitter, a world-class hitter who is Joe Root.”Not only that, but former England player Monty Banesar also felt that India could be the winner this time, and could crush the opponent 5-0.Also Read: Asian Boxing Championships: Sanjeet Wins Gold; Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa Endure Close Defeats

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Men's World Cup To Have 14 Teams From 2027, 20-Team T20 WC From 2024: ICC

  • Jun 02, 2021
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the ICC event calendar for the period 2024-2031. Both the 50-year-old World Cup and the T20 World Cup will be expanded to include more teams. In addition, the Champions Cup tournament will be resumed.The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the 50+ World Cup will feature 14 teams and will feature 54 matches in the 2027 and 2031 editions. In addition, the T20 World Cup will feature 20 teams and a total of 55 matches in 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030.The Champions Cup will feature eight teams and will be held in 2025 and 2029. The International Karate Committee has also reported that more World Test Championship (WTC) finals will be held in 2025, 2027, 2029, and 2031. Between India and New Zealand in Southampton from June 18.There were mixed reactions after the International Criminal Court downgraded the 2019 World Cup in England to 10 teams. While Afghanistan and Bangladesh managed to qualify for the mega event, Ireland, which had been great in previous editions, failed to make that cut.The 2003 World Cup format will be back in the gameThe ICC reports that the 50-year World Cup finals in 2027 and 2031 will follow the format used at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. Teams will be divided into two groups of seven each. The top three teams in each group will qualify for the Super Six stage, which will be followed by the semi-finals and final.Regarding the T20 World Cup format for the years 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030, the teams will be divided into four groups of five each. The top two teams in each group will advance to the Super Eight stage, followed by the semi-finals and finals. The shape of the Champions Cup will be the same as the previous versions. There will be two groups of four, the semi-finals and the final.Quoted by ICC Acting Executive Director Jeff Allardyce on the official Cricket Board website:“Confirmation of the ICC event calendar to 2031 is an important step for cricket and will form the basis of our growth strategy for the next decade.”In a related development, the International Chamber of Commerce has given the BCCI until June 28 to respond to an invitation on whether to host the T20 World Cup in India. The event scheduled for later in the year is under serious threat due to the epidemiological situation in India, which has forced the BCCI to suspend the IPL 2021 temporarily.Also Read: India vs England: Michael Vaughan Makes Prediction for Series, Has no Hesitation in Picking Winners

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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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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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T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad

  • Sep 09, 2021
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There were many surprises come when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian team for the T20 World Cup, which kicks off on October 17 in Oman and the UAE. The biggest of them all was the addition of MS Dhoni to Ravi Shastri-led support staff as mentor of the team. MS Dhoni, who led India to victory in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, will take on the role of support staff role for the first time at the international level. India T20 World Cup Squad Big misses Shikhar Dhawan Yuzvendra Chahal Surprise inclusions R Ashwin Axar Patel India's 15-man squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami. Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.Also Read- ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24No place for Chahal and Dhawan Yuzvendra Chahal, who was India's No. 1 spinner in the limited-overs format from last couple of years, was left out along with his wrist-spin partner Kuldeep Yadav. India also ruled out opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who led the team India in Sri Lanka in July in the absence of Test regulars. Washington Sundar, who will miss out on the remainder of IPL 2021, was not picked even as he is recovering from an injury setback. R Ashwin is back after a 4-year hiatus India did not pick Chahal but went with two left-arm spinners in Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. The most important story to announce by the Indian team for the T20 World Cup was R Ashwin. The off-spinner returned to the limited-overs set-up for the first time since 2017.The former selection committee, headed by MSK Prasad and team management had looked towards grooming two wrist spinner Chahal and Kuldeep after a after a dismisal shown from Indias finger-spinners Ashwin and Jadeja at the Champions Trophy in 2017 when India lost to Pakistan in the final. R Ashwin last played for India in T20I format in July 2017, where he appeared against the West Indies in the West Indies. Ashwin has 52 wickets in 46 matches with an impressive economy rate of less than 7. Ashwin has been a consistent performer for Delhi Capitals in the IPL. The off-spinner has been grooming his ability to bowl inside the powerplay as well in the crunch middle overs. Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar named in stand-by group Shreyas Iyer, who recently recovered from a shoulder injury after surgery, has not found a place in the top 15 but he is part of the 3 stand-by group. Deepak Chahar, who has been a constant member of the limited-overs squad, is also part of the stand-by group. Meanwhile, Shardul Thakur, who played a crucial all-round role in India's victory over England in the Oval Test, is also part of the stand-by group. Krunal Pandya misses out Krunal Pandya, who was a regular player for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, had traveled to Sri Lanka in July for the Limited Series, but India have gone with Axar Patel as the team's second left-arm spinner in the squad. Axar last played T20I for India in March against England in Ahmedabad after making his record debut in the Test earlier this year.Also Read- Ayesha Mukherjee confirms divorce with Shikhar Dhawan after 8 years of marriage

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IPL 2022: Auction for new teams to take place on October 17

  • Sep 15, 2021
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The two new IPL teams will be auctioned on October 17. The league's ninth and tenth teams will be decided just two days after the IPL final in Dubai and the day the T20 World Cup begins.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced a tender for owning and operating two new Indian Premier League franchises.“The Governing Council of the IPL invites bids to acquire the right to own and operate 1 (one) of the 2 (two) new teams proposed to be introduced to take part in the Indian Premier League from the IPL 2022 season, through a tender process,” the BCCI said in a statement.Also Read- IPL 2021: RCB to wear blue jersey against KKR on September 20 to honour frontline workersThe deadline for the purchase of tender document is October 5.Among the venues where the teams could be based include Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Pune. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Ekana Stadium in Lucknow the larger-capacity could be an option for franchises. This effectively indicates that the IPL will be a 10-team tournament starting in the 2022 season.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad

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ICC mens T20I rankings: Indian captain Virat Kohli moves to No 4, KL Rahul retains sixth spot

  • Sep 15, 2021
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South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has advanced four places to reach a career-best eighth position in the ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings after some fine performances in the series against Sri Lanka, which his team won 3-0. The left-hander led the series total with 153 runs, including unbeaten 59 off from 46 deliveries in the final in Colombo that his team won by 10 wickets. This is the first time that he has been in the top ten of the T20I rankings, but he is ranked high in his career, third in the ODI and sixth in the Test. India captain Virat Kohli moved to fourth place while KL Rahul has held on to his sixth slot.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad Gains for Quinton de Kock Mustafizur Rahman rises up This week's @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings has some big movements Details https://t.co/rxcheDGCjM pic.twitter.com/83AUWRMqwf— ICC (@ICC) September 15, 2021Aiden Markram is another South African player on the rise, move to 11 positions from 12, while Bjorn Fortuin up from 103 places to 43 and Anrich Nortje up 29 places to 71 have made rapid progress in the bowlers list. Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera climbed 10 places to 38th after scoring 69 runs in two innings in the latest weekly update which also includes the last two games of the Bangladesh and New Zealand series. Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has moved up two places to eighth after finishing with eight wickets in the series while Nasum Ahmed (up 25 places to 15th) and Mehedi Hasan (up four places to 20th) have also made notable progress. However, Shakib Al Hasan has conceded the top spot for all-rounders to Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi. New Zealand's Tom Latham has advanced 22 places to 44th after his 50 not out in the final match and Finn Allen has moved up 23 places to 66th with 41 in the same match. In the ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings for batsman, Ireland William Porterfield advanced seven places to 66th, Craig Ervine of Zimbabwe moved up five places to 72 and Jaskaran Malhotra of the United States, who hit six sixes in an over from Papua New Guinea's Gaudi Toka in an ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League 2 match, has rocketed 169 places to 132nd. In the bowlers' list, the Ireland pair of Andy McBrine (up seven places to 27th) and Simi Singh (up 11 places to 38th), Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane (up 19 places to 91st) and Charles Amini of Papua New Guinea (up 11 places to 96th) are among those to advance.Also Read- IPL 2021: RCB to wear blue jersey against KKR on September 20 to honour frontline workers

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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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RCB vs CSK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11 and Much More

  • Sep 24, 2021
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Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, will face off each other in match 35 of IPL 2021 on Friday. Royal Challengers had a bad last game against KKR, where they were bundled out for just 92 runs. They need to get over from the defeat and will be playing at a completely different venue compared to their last game. They are still placed at the 3rd spot in the standings with 10 points. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings ruling this year's IPL. Despite losing 4 wickets in the power play for just 24 runs against Mumbai Indians, they did really well in the latter part of the innings to score 156 runs at the end of 20 overs. Sam Curran who missed the previous game due to quarantine is available for selection. With 6 wins and 2 losses, they placed themselves at 2nd spot in the standings with 12 points.Match Details: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 35Venue:Sharjah Cricket Stadium, SharjahDate &Time:September 24th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:It’s one of the best batting wickets in the World. The boundaries are way too short on either side of the ground. Even the score of 200 plus is hard to defend here. Bowling first is a good option.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 seasonProbable Playing XIs RCB vs CSK:Royal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra ChahalChennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran / Josh Hazlewood, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak ChaharRCB vs CSK Top Picks for RCB vs CSK Dream11 Match:Top Picks ­– BattersIt’s a well-made surface for Glenn Maxwell. He can fancy his chances of scoring big runs here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. So far in this IPL, he has accumulated 233 runs in 7 innings at an average of 33.28 with the highest score of 78. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a rescue act in the last game against Mumbai Indians. He showed a great amount of character and remained not out in the end on 88* runs from 58 balls.Top Picks ­– All-RoundersRavindra Jadeja has a fond memory against RCB. He smashed 62* runs from 28 balls in their previous meeting in the 1st leg and even picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 3.25. Moeen Ali got out for a no score in the last match against Mumbai Indians. England all-rounder has notched 206 runs in 7 matches in this year’s IPL at an average of 29.42 and even picked up 5 wickets at an economy of 6.Top Picks ­– Bowlers Harshal Patel is the purple cap holder in this ongoing IPL. In 8 matches so far, he has picked up 17 wickets at an economy of 9 with the best figures of 5 for 27 and has 47 runs to his name with the bat as well. Deepak Chahar has picked the most wickets for Chennai Super Kings in this year’s IPL. In 8 matches he has grabbed 10 wickets at an economy of 7.57 with the best figures of 4 for 13.Top Picks ­– WicketkeepersAB de Villiers will be desperately hungry for the runs. He got out for a first-ball duck in the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders. However, one innings can’t define him. He is still an excellent pick for your fantasy teams.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RCB vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell (c), Faf du Plessis (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Wanindu Hasaranga, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Kyle JamiesonSuggested Playing XI No.2 for RCB vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket: AB de Villiers (c), Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Glenn Maxwell, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Moeen Ali (vc), Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad SirajRCB vs CSK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player Statistics Dream11 Points Glenn Maxwell 233 runs 350 AB de Villiers 207 runs 391 Ruturaj Gaikwad 284 runs 430 Moeen Ali 206 runs and 5 wickets 483 Devdutt Padikkal 217 runs 336 RCB vs CSK Risky Captaincy Choices:Virat Kohli has scored over 200 runs in this year’s IPL at an average of 29. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper. Sam Curran is back, and his inclusion will further add more balance to the CSK unit. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:Suresh Raina is losing his charm as the year goes by, he averages 21.16 with the bat in this year’s IPL. It’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- Pakistan vs New Zealand: Entire tour called off due to security concerns minutes before 1st ODI

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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format

  • Sep 27, 2021
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Virat Kohli is back to breaking batting records at will. In a jaw-dropping stat that is a reflection of his greatness, RCB captain Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.Virat Kohli reached the historic milestone while opening the batting for RCB against Mumbai Indians in Match 39 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Kohli achieved the landmark in the over against Jasprit Bumrah where the skipper was taking his India teammate to the cleaners.Kohli hit Jasprit Bumrah for a four and followed with a excellent pull shot that flew over the boundary ropes.Kohli, who has represented India (T20Is), Delhi (domestic cricket) and RCB (IPL), needed 66 runs to get to the T20 milestone before the crucial encounter against CSK. Kohli has arguably been the most successful batsman in the Indian Premier League. Despite not being able to land a title with Royal Challengers Bangalore, the skipper of the popular franchise owns quite a few batting records in the T20 league.6 Pulled away for a maximum and Virat Kohli reaches 10000 runs in T20s. Mr. Milestone. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #RCB #IPL2021 #RCBvMI— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 26, 2021Kohli's former RCB teammate Chris Gayle tops the list of highest run-getters inT20 cricketers. 'Universe Boss' has amassed 14,261 runs in 446 matches at a strike rate of 36.94 with 22 centuries and 87 fifties.Gayle's national team captain Kieron Pollard is second on the list, having scored 11,159 runs in 561 matches with one century and 56 half centuries to his name. Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, with 10,088 runs and 66 fifties in 436 matches, ranks third in the list. David Warner rounds off the top 4 with 10,017 runs in 304 matches.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 season

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KKR vs DC Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11 Updates

  • Sep 28, 2021
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In the first match of the double header on Tuesday, Kolkata Knight Riders will face Delhi Capitals in Match 41 of the IPL 2021. The game completely slipped away from the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in the penultimate over of the match against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. From now the tournament will get more and more difficult for Knight Riders, as they will need to win four more matches to qualify for the next stage. Rahul Tripathi has been sensational with the bat in this IPL and he will the man to watch out for in this match. Delhi Capitals have almost confirmed their playoff spot, awaiting only official classification. Now, they will be aiming to finish in the top 2 places. They played as a strong unit right from the first leg and rarely have we spotted their mistakes. Shreyas Iyer has made a strong statement after returning from the injury. Delhi occupy the second spot in the standings with 16 points.Match Details:Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Match 41Venue:Sharjah Cricket Stadium, SharjahDate & Time: September 28th at 3:30 PM IST, and at 2:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:There has been a massive change in the behaviour of the surface, as we witnessed a low-scoring encounter in the last match between Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The oddball is keeping low and spinners are getting some turn as well. Having said all this, it will be interesting which surface will be used for this match.Probable Playing XIs for KKR vs DC: Kolkata Knight RidersShubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh KrishnaDelhi CapitalsPrithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav / Steve Smith, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh KhanTop Picks for KKR vs DC Dream11 Match:Top Picks ­– BattersRahul Tripathi is a much-improved cricketer in recent times, and the Indian selectors will be closely watching his progress. He is the leading run-scorer for Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL with 306 runs in 9 innings, at an average of 38.25. Shreyas Iyer is back to his usual form after recovering from an injury. He returned with scores of 47* and 43 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals respectively.Top Picks ­– All-RoundersSunil Narine did really well in the death overs against Chennai Super Kings. Despite going for runs, he managed to pick up 3 wickets. He is a good pick for your fantasy teams. Axar Patel didn’t get enough opportunities with the bat in this edition of the IPL. However, he is proving his worth with the ball, as he has scalped 9 wickets in 6 matches at an economy of 6.66.Top Picks ­– BowlersVarun Chakravarthy has hardly been expensive. Tamil Nadu’s mystery spinner is the go-to go bowler for skipper Eoin Morgan. He has scalped 11 wickets in 10 matches in this year’s IPL at an economy of 6.9. Anrich Nortje has fierce pace, that is troubling the batters immensely. In 2 matches in this year’s IPL, he has scalped 4 wickets at an economy of 3.75.Top Picks ­– WicketkeepersRishabh Pant is the first choice wicketkeeping option for your fantasy teams. Including 2 half-centuries in this IPL, he has scored 272 runs at an average of 38.85, with the highest score of 58*.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Venkatesh Iyer (vc), Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie FergusonSuggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Prithvi Shaw (c), Andre Russell (vc), Sunil Narine, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Kagiso RabadaKKR vs DC Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player Statistics Dream11 Points Vankatesh Iyer 112 runs 184 Rahul Tripathi 306 runs 477 Shikhar Dhawan 430 runs 666 Shreyas Iyer 90 runs 119 Rishabh Pant 272 runs 514 KKR vs DC Risky Captaincy Choices:Shubman Gill is yet to score a half-century in this IPL. He has amassed 202 runs in 10 matches so far at an average of 20.2. You can take a risk and pick as your fantasy team skipper. Shikhar Dhawan is still leading the runs-scorers’ chart with 430 runs in 10 matches so far in this IPL. It’s worth a risk and you can pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:Prasidh Krishna had a day to forget against CSK. Considering there are plenty of options available 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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SRH vs CSK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI

  • Sep 30, 2021
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Bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on table-toppers Chennai Super Kings in the 44th match of the IPL 2021. With some good shots from Jason Roy and a responsible from Captain Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad finally broke their losing streak with a convincing 7 wickets over Rajasthan Royals. Since they are already out of the tournament, they will be looking to spoil the party for the other teams. Chennai Super Kings is one of the most complete teams, with real winners in all positions. ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja brutal hitting in the penultimate over of the match against Knight Riders handed the Super Kings their eighth victory in this edition. The mastermind behind the stumps, MS Dhoni has led the team well and is likely to extend its winning streak.Match Details: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 44Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, SharjahDate &Time:September 30th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:We are witnessing a completely contrasting surface here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium to what is was before. The odd-ball is keeping low and the batters are struggling to score runs this year due to the slowness in the wicket.Probable Playing XIs for SRH vs CSK:Sunrisers HyderabadJason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth KaulChennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran / Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh HazlewoodTop Picks for SRH vs CSK Dream11 Match:Top Picks ­– BattersIn his debut game for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Jason Roy announced his arrival with a sensational half-century. The Englishman went after the Royals bowlers from the start and scored a 42-ball 60. Ruturaj Gaikwad is having a memorable IPL 2021. He has been pretty consistent in the second leg and has scored 166 runs in 3 matches at an average of 83.Top Picks ­– All-Rounders Jason Holder hasn’t given away runs easily. He might be short of pace, but uses his height quite well, which makes him hard to hit. Moreover, Holder can be very effective with the bat as well. So far in this IPL, he has picked up 6 wickets in 4 matches at an economy of 6.88 and has also scored 61 runs with the bat.Ravindra Jadeja is getting ready for the upcoming T20 World Cup by scoring runs freely in this IPL. He completely turned the game in a single over against Kolkata Knight Riders and won the game for Chennai. He scored 22 runs from 8 balls and even picked up a wicket as well.Top Picks ­– BowlersOne can’t keep Rashid Khan away from the game. He is the go-to-go bowler for skipper Kane Williamson, and he doesn’t disappoint when he gets the ball. Rashid is the leading wicket-taker for Sunrisers in this IPL with 13 scalps in 10 matches. Having been given a chance in the playing XI in the last match, Siddarth Kaul did not let the Sunrisers management down, as he picked up 2 wickets.Top Picks ­– WicketkeepersWriddhiman Saha should be the first-choice wicket-keeping option for your fantasy teams. In 5 matches in this IPL, he has accumulated 75 runs at an average of 15, with the highest score of 31.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SRH vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Jason Roy (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Jason Holder, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur, Rashid KhanSuggested Playing XI No.2 for SRH vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Wriddhiman Saha, Ambati Rayudu, Kane Williamson (c), Faf du Plessis (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan SRH vs CSK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player  Statistics Dream11 Points Jason Roy  60 runs 92 Kane Williamson 198 runs 293 Ruturaj Gaikwad 362 runs 542 Faf du Plessis 394 runs 622 Ravindra Jadeja 7 wickets and 179 runs 624 SRH vs CSK Risky Captaincy Choices:Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers from Chennai Super Kings in the last game against Knight Riders, where he removed well-set Venkatesh Iyer and Andre Russell. Overall, in this tournament, he has scalped 10 wickets at an economy of 9.11. Faf du Plessis is the leading run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings in this IPL. He has scored 394 runs in 10 matches at an average of 49.25. It’s worth a risk to pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:MS Dhoni averages 10.4 with the bat in this IPL. Considering his current form, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- Champions League: Messi stars in PSG win over Manchester City, Liverpool see off Porto, Sheriff shock Madrid

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CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11 Updates

  • Oct 07, 2021
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In the battle between kings, Chennai will face the Punjab in the 53rd match of the IPL 2021. It is a crucial match for both sides. Chennai will aim to finish in the top 2 spots, while on the other hand, Punjab must win this match to stay in the qualifying race. Chennai Super Kings are in a troubled position right now, since they lost their last two games to the Delhi Capitals and the Rajasthan Royals. Currently, they are in second place in the standings with 18 points. Punjab relies mainly on their top order batters and the lack of mid-order players has been one of its main concerns during this tournament. At one point they were cruising well against RCB, but ended up on the losing side by 6 runs. They need to have a close look at the results of KKR, MI, and RR for their qualification scenarios. Currently, they are in the 6th spot in the standings with 10 points.Match Details:Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, Match 53Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiDate &Time: October 7th at 3:30 PM IST, and at 2:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:The batters have struggled a lot to score runs in the last game between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. The wicket is more on the slower side when the score of 160 is defendable on this wicket.Probable Playing XIs for CSK vs PBKS:Chennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina / Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak ChaharPunjab KingsLokesh Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, Deepak Hooda/Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep SinghTop Picks for CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Match:Top Picks ­– BattersRuturaj Gaikwad is stealing the show with the bat for Chennai Super Kings. Currently, he is second in the list of leading run-scorers in this tournament, having scored 521 runs in 13 matches, including one century and 3 half-centuries. Mayank Agarwal is a bit under the shadow of Lokesh Rahul, but has done well in the second leg of the IPL, scoring 2 half-centuries in his last 4 matches.Top Picks ­– All-RoundersRavindra Jadeja is one of the premier all-rounders in the Chennai lineup. He has done a remarkable job with his all-round performances in this IPL. In 13 matches, Jadeja has scalped 10 wickets at an economy of 6.75 and has also scored 212 runs at an average of 70.66. Playing in his first game in the second leg of the IPL, Moises Henriques proved his worth by picking 3 wickets against RCB, and he also scored 12* runs with the bat.Top Picks ­– Bowlers'Lord’ Shardul Thakur is well known for giving breakthroughs whenever needed for his side. He is the leading wicket-taker for Chennai in this edition of the IPL, with 15 scalps in 13 matches at an economy of 8.52. Mohammed Shami has been phenomenal in the second leg of IPL. In the last 5 matches, he has already picked up 10 wickets, with the best figures of 3 for 21.Top Picks ­– WicketkeepersLokesh Rahul likes to take the game deep, though it has backfired for his side on some occasions. He has been a consistent performer over the last 4 years and has scored heaps of runs. In 12 matches in this edition, he has scored 528 runs at an average of 52.8 and a strike rate of 129.09.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Lokesh Rahul, Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moises Henriques, Moeen Ali (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Deepak ChaharSuggested Playing XI No.2 for CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:KL Rahul (vc), Shahrukh Khan, Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Josh HazlewoodCSK vs PBKS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Players Statistics Dream11 Points Ruturaj Gaikwad 521 runs 782 Faf du Plessis 470 runs 745 Ravindra Jadeja 221 runs 10 wickets 768 Lokesh Rahul 528 runs 799 Mayank Agarwal 429 runs 647  CSK vs PBKS Risky Captaincy Choices:Faf du Plessis is fifth in the list of leading run-scorers in this tournament, with 470 runs in 13 matches. It’s worth a risk and you can pick him as your fantasy team skipper. Shahrukh Khan is a genuine finisher for Punjab Kings. He has scored 16 and 22* in his last 2 matches. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team captain.Player you should avoid:MS Dhoni struggled a lot to score runs in this tournament. Considering his current form, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- Sagar Rana murder case: Delhi court denies bail to Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar

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T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, All Teams, Host, Time Table, Venue

  • Oct 11, 2021
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ICC T20 World Cup 2021, the seventh T20 Cricket World Cup, has been scheduled between October 17, 2021 and November 14, 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. Initially, the tournament was scheduled to take place in Australia from October 18 to November 15, 2020. However, in July 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the tournament would be postponed to 2021, due to the Covid pandemic. In August 2020, the ICC reaffirmed India's hosting of the 2021 tournament.ICC T20 World Cup 2021The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made the final decision on the host country for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and has clarified that BCCI will retain the hosting rights regardless of where the event takes place. Due to the COVID pandemic situation in India, IPL 2021 second leg is shifted to UAE. BCCI will host the T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE & Oman. A final decision on the T20 World Cup 2021 venue has been taken. The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the tournament will take place in the the UAE and Oman.Tournament T20 World Cup Year 2021 Match Type Twenty-20 Host Country UAE Organizer ICC Starting Date 17 Oct 2021 Last match date 14 Nov 2021  T20 World Cup 2021 Stage, Group and Team Details:Stage Group Teams Round 1 Group A Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands and Namibia Round 1 Group B Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman Super 12 Group 1 England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1 and B2 Super 12 Group 2 India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2 and B  Also Read- ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24  T20 World Cup 2021 ScheduleThere are 8 teams in round 1 playing matches into 2 groups. Group A has Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, Namibia and Group B has Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Oman. From each group, 2 teams will qualify. These 4 teams later will join already qualified 8 teams (India, West Indies, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan) in Super 12. Semi-finals to be played on 10 and 11 November. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Final is likely to be played on November, 14. T20 2020 World cup was postponed due to the Covid-19 until 2022 but T20 World Cup 2021 schedule should be the same as announced.All the match start times (hours) are given in India Standard Time (IST)Round 1 Fixture:Match No Date Match Centers Time Venue 1 17-Oct-21 Oman Vs Papua New Guinea 3:30 PM Muscat 2 17-Oct-21 Bangladesh Vs Scotland 7:30 PM Muscat 3 18-Oct-21 Ireland Vs Netherlands 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi  4 18-Oct-21 Sri Lanka  Vs Namibia 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi  5 19-Oct-21 Scotland Vs Papua New Guinea 3:30 PM Muscat 6 19-Oct-21 Oman Vs Bangladesh 7:30 PM Muscat 7 20-Oct-21 Namibia Vs Netherlands 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 8 20-Oct-21 Sri Lanka  Vs Ireland 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 9 21-Oct-21 Bangladesh Vs Papua New Guinea 3:30 PM Muscat 10 21-Oct-21 Oman Vs Scotland 7:30 PM Muscat 11 22-Oct-21 Namibia Vs Ireland 3:30 PM Sharjah 12 22-Oct-21 Sri Lanka  Vs Netherlands 7:30 PM Sharjah  Super 12 – Group 1 Fixture:Match No Date Match Centers Time Venue 1 23-Oct-21 Australia Vs South Africa 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 2 23-Oct-21 England Vs West Indies 7:30 PM Dubai 3 24-Oct-21 A1 Vs B2 3:30 PM Sharjah 4 26-Oct-21 South Africa Vs West Indies 3:30 PM Dubai 5 27-Oct-21 England Vs B2 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 6 28-Oct-21 Australia Vs A1 7:30 PM Dubai 7 29-Oct-21 West Indies Vs B2 3:30 PM Sharjah 8 30-Oct-21 South Africa Vs A1 3:30 PM Sharjah 9 30-Oct-21 England Vs Australia 7:30 PM Dubai 10 01-Nov-21 England Vs A1 7:30 PM Sharjah 11 02-Nov-21 South Africa Vs B2 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 12 04-Nov-21 Australia Vs B2 3:30 PM Dubai 13 04-Nov-21 West Indies Vs A1 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 14 06-Nov-21 Australia Vs West Indies 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 15 06-Nov-21 England Vs South Africa 7:30 PM Sharjah  Super 12 – Group 2 Fixture:Match No Date Match Centers Time Venue 1 24-Oct-21 India Vs Pakistan 7:30 PM Dubai 2 25-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs B1 7:30 PM Sharjah 3 26-Oct-21 Pakistan Vs New Zealand 7:30 PM Sharjah 4 27-Oct-21 B1 Vs A2 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 5 29-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs Pakistan 7:30 PM Dubai 6 31-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs A2 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 7 31-Oct-21 India Vs New Zealand 7:30 PM Dubai 8 02-Nov-21 Pakistan Vs A2 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 9 03-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs B1 3:30 PM Dubai 10 03-Nov-21 India Vs Afghanistan 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 11 05-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs A2 3:30 PM Sharjah 12 05-Nov-21 India Vs B1 7:30 PM Dubai 13 07-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs Afghanistan 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 14 07-Nov-21 Pakistan Vs B1 7:30 PM Sharjah 15 08-Nov-21 India Vs A2 7:30 PM Dubai  T20 World Cup 2021 Final & Semifinal Fixture:Date Teams Semi-Final | Final Time 10 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC 1st Semi-Final 7:30 PM 11 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC 2nd Semi-Final 7:30 PM 14 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC Final 7:30 PM Also Read- Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format

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BCCI unveils Team India new jersey ahead of T20 World Cup

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

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

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

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

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

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England Captain Eoin Morgan Ready To Drop Himself In Bid For T20 World Cup Glory

  • Oct 20, 2021
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England captain Eoin Morgan said Tuesday he would be prepared to drop himself at the T20 World Cup if he cannot turn around his poor form. The 35-year-old left-hander has scored a mere 82 runs in seven Twenty20 innings for England this year. And he only managed 133 runs at an average of 11.08 in the recently concluded IPL, although he did lead Kolkata Knight Riders to last week's final. At his best, Morgan is a dynamic ball-striker with the ability to up the scoring rate quickly as indicated by a strike-rate of 138.25 in 107 Twenty20 internationals. But asked if he might drop himself, the middle-order batsman told an online news conference: "It's always an option. I'm not going to stand in the way of a team winning the World Cup." Former Ireland international Morgan, who led England to 50-over World Cup glory two years ago, added: "I've been short of runs but my captaincy has been pretty good. "I've always managed to compartmentalize both and treat them as two different challenges. Not being a bowler and being a bit older and not contributing as much in the field, I've loved the role of captain. You get two bites at the cherry (in) impacting the game."'High-risk options'After sitting out England's warm-up defeat by India on Monday, Morgan is set to lead the team against New Zealand on Wednesday before the tournament opener against the West Indies in Dubai on Saturday. "As regards my batting, I wouldn't be standing here if I hadn't come out of every bad run of form that I'd ever had," he said. "The nature of T20 cricket and where I bat means I always have to take quite high-risk options and I've come to terms with that... so I'm going to continue taking those risks if the team dictates, they need them. If they don't, I won't." Morgan revealed Tuesday it had taken him "about six or seven months" to come to terms with what had happened, saying: "It was one of the most incredible sporting events in isolation that you'll ever watch. "It's not something that you can just let run off your back. For a guy to come in and hit four consecutive sixes to win the game for his team is just an incredible feat within itself, that's the way I've understood it." Morgan has spent most of the past two years operating under strict bio-bubble regulations designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Although buoyed by the presence of some players' families at the tournament in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, he queried how long the current restrictions could remain in place. "Yes, they are getting more lenient but it's coming up to a quite considerable period of time we have been adhering to all of these," he said. "I don't think they can last much longer because it's just not sustainable to ask human beings to do this and then go on and perform well at a high level."Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

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IPL 2022: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone To Bid For Two New IPL Teams- Reports

  • Oct 22, 2021
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If reports are to be believed Bollywood superstars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are set to bid for one of the two new IPL teams for the upcoming season. Manchester United, a popular Premier League club for whom Cristiano Ronaldo plays, has been a deemed a dark-horse ahead of the bidding process, scheduled to take place on October 25 in Dubai. Cricket IPL has already seen the presence of stars from the Indian film industry. Preity Zinta and Shah Rukh Khan are associated with the Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders since the inception of the IPL back in 2008. Deepika has a sports background with his father Prakash Padukone being a former All England badminton champion. On the other hand, Ranveer is the brand ambassador of the NBA, a popular basketball league. He has also been involved with EPL teams. Several companies around the world are said to be involved in the star-studded bidding process. Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, extended the deadline for bidders to Wednesday, October 20.Results to IPL bidding will be declared after India-Pakistan gameAs per reports, a corporate giant in India has backed the Manchester United, whose et debt increased to 455 million GBP during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “The BCCI is not keen to give the rights to an off-shore company and will prefer Indian buyers but power equations can change the script dramatically,” the source was quoted as saying, Outlook reported. The results of the tender will be announced a day after the T20 World Cup 2021 match between India and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. “Although it is a closed bid, we are expecting a fair and transparent process. The only hodgepodge could happen in the verification/elimination stage but it is unlikely BCCI will adopt unfair means to favour particular companies,” a bidder said on conditions of anonymity. It has also been learned that Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the frontrunners to become the two new IPL teams for the next seasons. Previously, the BCCI shortlisted six cities- Ranchi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Ranchi and Cuttack for the same. The 2021 IPL ended on October 15 and since then, the BCCI has been scratching its head for the next edition.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Afghanistan Captain Mohammad Nabi before PC: 5 minute mei English Khatam Ho Jayegi

  • Oct 27, 2021
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After Afghanistan beat Scotland in the opening Super 12 T20 World Cup match on Monday, the winning captain, who was in jolly mood but clearly out of place, wondered whether his English would last through the press conference that was about to start. In the video that has now gone viral, a nervous Nabi is seen looking here and there as he waits for the post-match press conference to start before saying out loud, “Sabse mushkil kaam hai bhai yeh. Kitne questions hain? 5 minutes mei meri English khatam ho jayegi bhai (This is the most difficult job to do. How many questions are there? My English will be over in 5 minute).”"5 mint main meri English Khatam hojye gi"#T20WorldCup2021 pic.twitter.com/ugbmHFLeL4— Abdul Wahab (@abdulwahabdr02) October 26, 2021Afghanistan team captain Mohammad Nabi came up with a self-deprecating remark before the start of a press conference on Monday. Nabi-led Afghanistan thrashed Scotland by 130 runs at the ICC T20 World Cup. Earlier, Nabi was in tears when Afghanistan lined up for the national anthem. Questions have been raised about the future of the team since the Taliban took control of the country on August 15 this year. Scotland piled up 27 runs in the first three overs before Mujeeb scalped Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer and Calum MacLoed off successive balls. Mujeeb didn’t get his hat-trick but two balls later he trapped Richie Berrington to reduce Scotland to 28 for three after four overs.Also Read- T20 WC Ind vs Pak: Sania Mirza reacts hilariously after Team India fans call Shoaib Malik jeeja ji

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

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

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Warner tries to recreate Cristiano Ronaldo Coke bottle moment in PC

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

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Attacking Someone Over Religion Is Most Pathetic: Kohli backs Shami

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

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

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

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Babar Azam Becomes First Captain To Score 3 Fifties In T20 World Cup

  • Nov 03, 2021
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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has now become the first-ever captain to notch up three half-centuries in a single T20 ICC World Cup.The prolific Pakistan captain is in red-hot form with the bat in the ongoing tournament. The right-handed batter scored a risk free 49-ball 70 against Namibia in Abu Dhabi. Unbeaten Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against Namibia. The pair of Babar and Mohammed Rizwan put on 113 runs for the opening wicket. Babar scored a brisk 68 not out in Pakistan’s 10-wicket victory over arch-rival India. This victory was Pakistan's first win against India in the t20 worldcup, which dates back to 2007 when India won the inaugural tournament by beating Pakistan in the final. Pakistan won the 2009 edition. Babar scored a feisty 51 against Afghanistan, before Asif Ali smashed four sixes in an over to help pakistan cricket register a five-wicket win. Interestingly, the duo of Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam also became the first pair ever to aggregate 1,000 runs in a calendar year in T20 Internationals. The duo have also put on 4 century stands in 2021, most in a calendar year, including three 150 plus stands. Pakistan continued their team unchanged for the fourth consecutive game after defeating arch-rival India, New Zealand and Afghanistan in the Super 12 by successfully chasing. Captain Babar Azam said at the toss he wanted to test his bowlers ahead of the knockout stage, but warned his team “not to get complacent” against Namibia, which defeated Scotland.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh hints at comeback from retirement next year

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T20 World Cup: India look to end campaign on winning note

  • Nov 08, 2021
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India will look to end their underwhelming T20 World Cup 2021 campaign on a high when they take on Namibia in the final league game on Monday. Coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli would also eye a winning end to a significant chapter in the history of Indian cricket, as Shastri and Kohli are stepping down as the head coach and T20I captain after this tournament. Against Namibia, they will surely like to win it big and skipper Kohli would do a world of good if he allows the likes of Rahul Chahar to get a game and gives Ishan Kishan another go. The senior players would gain precious little against the David Wiese's of the world save for beefing up their individual statistics. Very rarely has an Indian team played such an inconsequential game at an ICC event since its last league game in the 1992 World Cup against South Africa after already being out of the race for the semi-finals. It is not the first time that India is out of a global tournament before the last four stages, but it was not at all frustrating when one can clearly read the writing on the wall. The two losses to Pakistan and New Zealand -in which they got outplayed - had already put India on the exit path. From there, it was more of a battle pitching hope against hope and it eventually all came crashing with New Zealand's eight-wicket win over Afghanistan. And that is something that will hurt Shastri, a proud man, who has done his bit to make this a formidable all-condition Test team with a lethal fast bowling attack. Their fabulous term saw India achieve the pinnacle of Test cricket glory with back-to-back series wins in Australia, a near-win on the recent tour of England, three dominating seasons at home and a phenomenal run up to the semifinals of the 2019 ICC 50-over World Cup. This campaign also brings an end to the four-year stint of head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar, who have decided to move on. For Kohli, who is all set to even lose his ODI captaincy in the coming days, this wasn't how he would have liked to end his T20 captaincy stint with the national team having already quit IPL captaincy. It is also the first time since the 2013 Champions Trophy that an Indian men's team has failed to reach at least the semi-final stage of an ICC event. They were champions in the 50 over Champions Trophy in 2013, followed by runners-up finish in T20 World Cup in 2014. In the 2015 ODI World Cup, the team lost in the semifinals. The 2016 t20worldcup saw them reach the last four stage while they lost to Pakistan in the 2017 final of the 50-over Champions Trophy. In 2019, his ODI World Cup campaign ended in the semi-finals, and the two-year Test World Championship also ended in a final defeat. A combination of factors led to this debacle and if Kohli's poor captaincy and selection is one factor, the problems were certainly compounded by players like Hardik Pandya, who didnt reveal the full extent of their fitness status to the national selectors. However, these fatigue-levels notwithstanding, the team faltered on multiple fronts too. Shreyas Iyer and Yuzvendra Chahal's non-selection, uncertainty about who'll open, an unplanned middle-order and not having a game plan with an in-form Shardul Thakur in focus could've been aspects for the indian cricketer to look at. cricket india will take the flight back home and begin their journey to the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup under new head coach and a new captain on a fresh note. Namibia have managed to beat only Scotland so far in their Super 12 engagements after making the tournament-proper for the first time in the T20 format. Teams:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur Namibia: Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus (c), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock. Michau du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams and Pikky Ya France.Also Read- Babar Azam Becomes First Captain To Score 3 Fifties In T20 World Cup

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PTV sends Rs 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar

  • Nov 08, 2021
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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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Virat Kohli T20I captaincy record: India Second most successful captain after Dhoni

  • Nov 09, 2021
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Virat Kohli, on Monday, ended his tenure as the captain of the India’s T20 international team with 30 wins in five years with Namibia being the latest side to go down against the Men in Blue at the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai. Kohli was second most successful indian cricketer captain in his shortest format after Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who left the mantle in 2016 after stepping down as the white-ball captain. Kohli ends his T20I captaincy career with 30 wins and 16 losses from 50 games. He is also the second behind Australia's Aaron Finch on the list of most runs by captains in T20I cricket with 1570 runs from 47 innings at an average of 47.57 which includes 13 half-centuries. But regardless of all the batting and captaincy records, the fact that will hurt Virat Kohli the most would be the lack of ICC titles under his leadership. The T20 World Cup 2021 gave Kohli the last chance to win an ICC title in the format as captain but unfortunately, cricket india failed to make the knockouts of the tournament for the first time since the 2012 edition after crashing out in the Super 12s. The heavy defeats against Pakistan (10 wickets) and New Zealand (8 wickets) last month massively hurt indian cricketer the most in this tournament. Although Kohli managed to inspire his team to win in their next two games against Afghanistan and Scotland to keep the team's slim chances of reaching the semi-finals alive, it was not enough to keep them in the competition as New Zealand's victory over Afghanistan dashed all their hopes of advancing to the semi-final. Kohli however, will bow out on a high note as they beat the Namibians in their final match of this campaign by 9 wickets to finish third in Group 2. His deputy is the most-likely candidate to take over the reins from the home series against New Zealand next week while Kohli will switch his captaincy focus towards the one-day internationals and Tests, where he will still be eyeing his first major trophy.Also Read- PTV sends Rs 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar

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Rohit Sharma named India T20I captain for New Zealand series

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

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

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

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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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We had requested Virat Kohli not to step down as T20I captain: Sourav Ganguly

  • Dec 10, 2021
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Regardless of India's performance at the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli remained the captain of the White Ball unless he abandoned the leadership of the T20I team. When Kori resigned as captain in a short form, the selector decided to separate the red ball and lead the white ball completely to avoid confusion."We (BCCI) asked Virat not to resign as the T20I captain. We had no plans to change the captain, but he resigned as the T20I captain and the selector should not split his limited leadership. They chose a completely different captain, "ganguly told Indian Express.It is believed that the failure to win the ICC event could put pressure on Kori's limited surplus captains and affect the outcome of the T20 World Cup. However, it is understood that the limiter maintained Kori as a leader of all its forms.ganguly talked about the team's excellent performance in all formats led by Kori, but his failure to win the ICC event was the only missing part. In fact, to help Kori, BCCI has hired MS Dhoni as the mentor for the T20 World Cup team. This decision was "fully accepted" by a former Indian White Ball captain.India was removed from the T20 World Cup on the group stage, but this does not jeopardize Kori's position.However, the latter refused to continue as the captain of the T20I, so the limiter had to nominate Rohit Sharma for all-overs of Limited Cricket. "The bottom line is that you can't have two white ball captains," said a former Indian captain.Indian cricket is not accustomed to having different captains of different shapes, which are common in England and Australia. When asked if the split captain and the two powerhouses in the team could cause problems in the future, ganguly replied no. India had previously split the captain for two years, with Kori leading the test team and Doni leading the limited cricket.The BCCI chief told Kori about the changing leadership of ODI. "I spoke to him. The coach spoke to him," said the chairman.Three months ago, after resigning as T20I captain, Kholi expressed his desire to lead India in future testing and ODI."It's very important to understand the workload. Given the huge workload I've played in all three formats for the last 8-9 years and have been a regular captain for the last 5-6 years, I think I feel I have to be part of the Indian team .. You need to be fully ready to drive. ODI Cricket and Test Team ", he wrote on Instagram on September 16th. The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore has also left the IPL.Kholi is one of Whiteball's most successful captains. With 95 ODI he won 65. With 45T20I, he beat India 27 times. But his drop in level could be one of the reasons he doesn't want to continue to focus more on attacking him as the captain of the T20I. Over the last two years, he has scored 560 points in 12 ODIs in less than a century. The average for this period was 46.66, well below his career average of 59.07. In 20 T20Is over the same period, he scored 594 points at 49.50, but in 13 tests over the last two years, he scored 599 points on average 26.04.Rohit has long been Kori's assistant at Limited Cricket and has led the team with 10ODI and 19T20I in three consecutive victories against New Zealand recently. I started with a clean sweep. It made him the top 5 IPL title of Mumbai Indians following Kori.To know more latest news to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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Virat vs BCCI: We'll deal with it, says Ganguly

  • Dec 17, 2021
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New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly decided on Thursday not to add fuel to the fire after Virat Kohli refuted a claim by the head of the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry that he had asked him to remain as the pilot of the T20. "No statement, no press conference. We will take care of this matter and leave it to (Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)," Ganguly said.Meanwhile, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said he feels Kohli should have made his statement asking him to resign from the T20 captain in a different way and said he was "available" to drive in ODIs and tests. It will stay 'if the selectors want them.Kohli & Co land in SA for three-match Test seriesIndia's cricket team, led by captain Virat Kohli, arrived here on Thursday for the three-match Test series against South Africa starting on December 26 in Centurion. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry posted photos of team members, including test specialists Chishwar Pojhara, Chardol Thakur, and Shreyas Iyer on their official Twitter account, "Touchdown South Africa". The test team led by Kohli had left Mumbai for a tour that also included three ODIs in January.Due to the threat posed by the new Covid-19 alternative Omicron, T20 matches from the Tour have been postponed for the time being.No statements or presser; BCCI will deal with it: Ganguly declines to comment on Kohli's bombshell PCCalcutta: A day after India's test leader Virat Kohli publicly denied it, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief Saurav Ganguly declined to comment on the matter, saying the board would take care of the matter.Kohli, during his pre-departure press conference ahead of the South Africa tour, said he was never asked to remain as captain of the T20 when he announced his intention to resign.This was in contrast to Ganguly's statement a few days ago in which Kohli was asked not to resign."No statement, no press conference. We will take care of this matter and leave it to (Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)," Ganguly told local media on Thursday.There was talk that the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry asked Chairman Mukhtar Chetan Sharma to address the media after Kohli's explosive press conference, but the board ultimately declined to comment on that.Kohli's comments on Wednesday highlighted the underlying tension in his relationship with the directors.Kohli had explicitly referenced Ganguly's statement saying, "Whatever was said about the connection, what happened with the decision, it was wrong."He said: 'When I left the T20 captain, I first called the International Chamber of Commerce and informed them of my decision and made my point clear to them.He said, "I gave my reason for wanting to resign from T20 leadership and my approach was very well received. There were no offenses, no hesitation, and not once did I say 'You shouldn't resign the T20 captain.'" "Earlier, Ganguly said in an interview with PTI that he spoke to Kohli and told him that having two captains in key ball coordination is not something the selectors want because "there will be a lot of leadership".previews post - Virat Kohli change his plans and play ODIs in South Africa

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

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

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BCCI working towards organizing an IPL- like T20 league for women's

  • Dec 30, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is developing a T20 cricket league like the Indian Premier League (IPL). BCCI Secretary Jay Shah recently spoke about the plans of the Indian Cricket Board to host the T20 tournament for cricketers in India in the future.Many of the Indian female players trade in the T20 women's leagues around the world and receive accolades for their outstanding performance. Eight Indian female players were part of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia this year, with India's T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur winning the women's best player award in the series.Harmanpreet scored 399 points and took 15 wickets in the season to win the Player of the Tournament award. Smriti Mandana, Chavali Verma and Jemima Rodriguez also impressed the league with their bravery. As women's cricket continues to rise, Shah has reassured BCCI fans that the T20 league will soon start as a women's IPL.BCCI is already organizing the Women's T20 Challenge, which is a short tournament held during one season of the IPL. However, there are only two teams in the tournament and it still has to rise to the next level as more players and teams are introduced.“The women’s T20 challenge has generated a lot of interest from fans and it is an encouraging sign. We all want a league similar to the IWC, but it is not just about getting three or four teams together and announcing the women’s cricket league,” Shah said in an interview with Hindustan Times. Launch of the IPL Women's League.“Many factors come into play, such as a dedicated window, availability of international stars, bilateral commitments from member boards, to name a few. We are exploring all our options and hosting a similar league for our players. We are working towards the future.”Shah spoke about how Harmanpreet and Mandana have been very vocal about introducing a league like IPL to female cricketers in the country. He said such tournaments will help the Indian players to improve a lot as they will have the opportunity to walk side by side with some of the best cricketers in the world."Players like Smriti Mandana and Harmanpreet Kaur have expressed their views on helping India change the T20 league and the standard of play in India," he added.“Having a league like IPL will definitely benefit our cricketers as they will have the opportunity to play with global superstars. Apart from Smriti and Harmanpreet, other female cricketers of the Indian team have done well in leagues like The Hundred and WBBL. Deepti Sharma, Jemima Rodriguez, and Cavalli Verma, and Poonam Yadav are highly sought-after athletes and role models in India. Shah said his tenure would definitely help him gain confidence.Also Read - Sourav Ganguly admitted hospital after testing positive for COVID-19