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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

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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

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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.

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 

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Top Opening Partnerships in Test Cricket

  • Dec 17, 2020
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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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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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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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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