If somebody asks you to name the most interesting game, what will be your answer? Definitely, it will be none other than cricket. A cricket match live is regarded as the best time pass. As ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is about to knock at the door, all are getting in their nerves. It seems that it needs to commence now. 12th Series World Cup 2019 Yes, it is about to start soon. Daredevils will be proving themselves on the hot ground by defeating their opponent team. Officially, this World Cup of 2019 has been recognized to be the 12th series. It is expected to be hosted by Wales and England within May and July 2019. The first round of the match will be organized at The Oval. Once the final series arrives, it will take place at Lords. It is the fifth time when the Cricket World Cup will be held after: 1975197919831999 It is hoped that you are familiar to the entire format of the tournament that is held on a worldwide basis. This time, i.e., in 2019 there will be a small change with rest things remaining as they were before. Teams that will be participating will be ten in number. One will be playing with the remaining nine. World Cup with Zero Associate Member Among them, top four will be moving ahead towards the semi-final rounds with a single final round. With a catapulted in the whopping from ten to twelve in terms of test playing nations, this time the match is expected to be highly enthralling. Once Associate teams get eliminated at the qualifying round, it will be the first World Cup in the history that will feature zero Associate member. Tickets will be available online as well as vendors soon. It is good to make your bookings at the earliest to prevent rush. Enjoying the match from your bare eyes that too sitting at the stadium is really something enthralling! The more number of fans you assemble, more the enjoyable the deal will become. How World Cup Series Won Hearts of Viewers? At an initial stage, it is surprising to note that the World Cup series won hearts of few people only. Change is the nature of time! In a gradual manner, the series has mesmerized millions of hearts in a single chance. People now run miles to enjoy the exotic view of World Cup series for the tournament. Since the intervention of the World Cup series, Australia has been proved itself to be among toughest contenders. You will be surprised to learn that World Cup has numerous fascinating records. Arrangements are being made to welcome the team who will be burning fire of success in the world. Unveiled History about Fans If you get time to shuffle through pages of history book, you will come across numerous historical facts in association with cricket game. Fans have something more to unveil about this sport. It is possible to come across numerous interesting figures in association with World Cup history from additional sources. Exclusive sources are inclusive of websites that are completely dedicated to cricket. These websites will be providing complete information regarding the history in association with the tournament. Till date some of the well known cricketers that have proved themselves in this ground include the following: Imran KhanSachin TendulkarBrian LaraSteve Waugh Records that have been made by them are duly fascinating and highly appreciable. If you have missed some series, it is possible to reveal them by logging in to the World Wide Web. YouTube videos are highly popular. Countries Participating in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Now here is the jackpot! As it is starting from 30th May 2019, the series will take place round wise on a regular basis. Below is the detailed description regarding countries in association with ICC World Cup 2019 in detail for you all: England and South AfricaWest Indies and PakistanNew Zealand and Sri LankaAfghanistan and AustraliaBangladesh and South AfricaEngland and PakistanAfghanistan and Sri LankaIndia and South AfricaBangladesh and New ZealandAustralia and West IndiesPakistan and Sri LankaEngland and BangladeshAfghanistan and New ZealandAustralia and IndiaSouth Africa and West IndiesBangladesh and Sri LankaAustralia and PakistanIndia and New ZealandEngland and West IndiesAustralia and Sri LankaAfghanistan and South AfricaIndia and PakistanBangladesh and West IndiesAfghanistan and EnglandNew Zealand and South AfricaAustralia and BangladeshEngland and Sri LankaAfghanistan and IndiaNew Zealand and West IndiesPakistan and South AfricaAfghanistan and BangladeshEngland and AustraliaNew Zealand and PakistanIndia and West IndiesSouth Africa and Sri LankaAfghanistan and PakistanAustralia and New ZealandEngland and IndiaSri Lanka and West IndiesBangladesh and IndiaEngland and New ZealandAfghanistan and West IndiesBangladesh and PakistanIndia and Sri LankaAustralia and South Africa These are all about series that will take place initially. Now the semi-final rounds have not at all been declared. The list will be prepared on the basis of performance. Whatever be, it is expected that the entire series of the match will be an interesting one. It is time to get through details mentioned regarding each and every series that will be taking place. Series will be taking place in different venues on a daily basis. It is for sure that the forthcoming series of cricket match will definitely be something extraordinary. Watch ICC World Cup 2019 Online What happened if you are not able to book a seat in the cricket stadium? You will still be able to keep updates and watch entire series online. These series will be aired on televisions worldwide. Enjoy the glamour of watching cricket match at the comfort of your home. You will be able to access the same from your smartphone too. Are you getting ready to enjoy a gluing experience of watching cricket match of 2019? You will soon get more updates!
The FIFA Women's World Cup will start from 7th June and the final match will take place on 7th July 2019. The host nation will be France and the fans can cover live match on the radio, BBC TV and BBC application and website. There is a total of 24 teams which will participate in the tournament, and there are nine different venues where the football world cup will take place. If you are interested to know all about the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019, then here is the complete information available for you. Major Dates of FIFA tournament The FIFA World Cup 2019 competition will run for a total thirty days between 7th June to 7th July 2019. The first match will take place between South Korea and France in Paris. On 9th June, Scotland is going to make the first appearance in the World Cup against England. On 11th June, US will fight against Thailand, which is ranked as 29th in the world at present. The semi-final & final matches are going to held in Lyon from 2nd July 2019. The venue of the FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 There is a total of nine venues where the event will take place, and the opening match will be in Parc Des Princes, which is the home of Paris St Germain. The semi-final and final matches will be held at Parc Olympique Lyonnais/Groupama Stadium. It can hold around 59k fans and is known as one of the largest venues. Here are the total nine venues of FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Parc des Princes in ParisStade Oceane in Le HavreStade des Alpes in GrenobleRoazhon Park in RennesStade Auguste-Delaune in ReimsStade de la Mosson in MontpellierAllianz Riviera in NiceStade du Hainaut in ValenciennesParc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon So, these are the nine venues where world cup matches will take place, and the fans can get their tickets to watch the on-field match otherwise they can watch the live streaming on BBC sports channel on their television. Which is one of the best players to look out in this World cup? The World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony will take place on 7th June, and it will be grand as France hosts it. The strongest contenders of this tournament might be Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris, and Saki Kumara. Ballon d'Or winner named Ada Hegerberg hasnt been in Norway team for this World Cup. Steph Houghton can play a great contender for the England team, and Fran Kirby and Toni Duggan from Barcelona will be attacking Houghton during the match. The US team has the talent of fantastic players like Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan. It might be possible that this can be the last tournament of Carli Lloyd from Manchester. She was the FIFA world player of the year as a midfielder and has also won the title of the Golden ball at World Cup 2015. The strongest contenders of FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 US champions are ranked among the best champions of the world, but France has never been able to get ahead of the semi-finals. France only managed to reach till last eight teams during European Championship. Germany can be a threat to the teams as they reached till the semi-finals during World Cup 2015 and they are ranked on the 2nd number in the world women's football teams. In the year 2011, Japan won the world cup trophy, and they were the runner up in the year 2015, and there are chances that the team would look ahead to win this tournament. There are changes that the Netherlands who is the champion of the European tournament can also challenge the other teams to win the title of FIFA World Cup 2019. Any team can be the winner, and that only depends upon the hard work of the teams before the tournament and during the tournament period.
From May 30, 2019, to July 14, 2019, all eyes of cricket playing nations and fans from around the world would be on the Quadrennial ICC Cricket World Cup to be played in England and Wales. Fans from around the world would cheer for their favorite teams during the 2019 ICC Cricket World. In its 12th edition, the event returns home as fans in England and Wales would say after a gap of two decades. With ICC having brought down the number of participating teams to 10 from the highs of 14 and 16 this edition is expected to be the most competitive ever. Here I present a predictive analysis model for the 2019 mensCricket World Cup. I believe this predictive analysis strategy would be very useful for viewers, sponsors, and team strategists. This would also give insights to various cricket analysts and commentators about the features that play a crucial role in the statistical analysis.This model is developed based on the historical data collected for the 10 participating teams (Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and West Indies). In addition, we test our model on 2015 world cup data and measure the accuracy of predictions. This model is developed based on the players who were a part of their respective teams/squads in the recently 5 concluded tournaments. After the demolition of West Indies in Manchester India have one foot in the semi-final of the ICC cricket World Cup. Up next for Virat Kohli and Co. are the hosts and pre tournament favourites England at Edgbaston, coincidentally a venue where the both teams met in the 1999 and England were eliminated from the tournament. India go into the match unbeaten in the tournament so far, winning five matches, while the match against New Zealand was washed out. England on the other hand come into the tie at Edgbaston in poor form having lost their last two matches against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively. A loss for the hosts would make it very difficult for them to qualify for the semis and given their top billing before the World Cup would be a massive shock. India for their part would be looking to pile further misery on England and looking to send them packing at the earliest possible opportunity. We are now entering the final week of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup group stage and three semi-final spots have been confirmed by the likes of Australia, England and India. The fourth and final spot in the World Cup knockouts will be revealed on Friday after the game between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, ESPN Cricinfo observed that Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has been spot on with his predictions from May, correct to every single detail. More than a month ago, Tendulkar had predicted the teams who he thought would qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup. India, England, Australia should be in the semis. The fourth could be one of New Zealand or Pakistan, the batting maestro had said, when he was asked about his favourites to reach the final four. Earlier, the 46-year-old had also said he was sure of Team India qualifying to the semi-finals, as he believed that they had a well-balanced squad. We have a balanced team which can go out and do something special. The whole team has to chip in, there will be some performers (in different situations, who must say) this is my game; I am batting well or bowling well. Support is needed from the other end also, the Master Blaster had said, while speaking with Hindustan Times. As mentioned above, the fourth and final team who will qualify for the semi-finals will be revealed on Friday, based on the outcome of the Pakistan-Bangladesh game. If Pakistan win by a huge margin, they may reach the knockouts or else it will be the Kiwis who book their place in the final four. With less than a fortnight to go before the World Cup kicks start, predictions are coming thick and fast from veteran cricketers and pundits of the game. England, the host nation, emerge as the top favourites, followed by the Virat Kohli-led Indian side.
Gianni Infantino awarded the inaugural edition of the 24-team Club World Cup to China after a meeting in Shanghai at the FIFA Council. FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that FIFA had awarded the inaugural edition of the 24-team World Cup to China in what he called a "historic decision". The move underscores China's growing influence on football and could be a pioneer for the eventual World Cup hosts. Infantino made the remarks after meeting in Shanghai for the FIFA Board, the decision-making unit of the World Football Board. This means that many of the biggest football clubs, a variety of stars, will descend to China in two years. Infantino stressed that China is the only country discussed "It's a historic decision for football," he said. "It will be a competition that all people, all children and all who love football expect." The FIFA President said in June that the new Club World Cup could generate commercial revenues of up to $ 50 billion, although he did not say how many issues he would cover. A source told AFP the figure was "unbelievable". The current Club World Cup has seven teams, including Champions League holders. Qatar will host the competition this year and 2020. The two countries will use the tournaments as logistic tests for stadiums and infrastructure ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup , FIFA's leading international competition. Infantino said FIFA would also double the funds allocated to women's football to $ 1 billion over the next four years. "The Council decided to allocate 500 million in addition to the 500 million already included in the budget." The plan to renew 24 teams from the Club World Cup from June to July 2021 was approved at a FIFA Council meeting in Miami in March despite opposition from the UEFA and the strong European League Association. Infantino said on Thursday the tournament would include eight teams from Europe. The tournament is held every four years and replaces the Confederations Cup, an international competition that served as a test for the hosts of the World Cup. The next World Cup? China, the world's second-largest economy, became increasingly influential in football under President Xi Jinping, a well-known fan of the game. Xi and his communist government have made sport a national priority and his stated goal is to host the country of 1.4 billion people. Commitment to the 2030 World Cup has been discussed for a long time. Mark Dreyer, an industry expert in Beijing, said the country has a proven track record in organizing major sporting events and believes the World Cup is the ultimate goal. But Dreyer, founder of China Sports Insider, added: "I am concerned from the perspective of China if other competitive offers (by 2030) will use this (Club World Cup) against China and say they already have some who have rewarded FIFA for their financial support. , So give someone else a World Cup. " When asked about questions about China's human rights record as a result of the FIFA Club World Cup decision, Infantino went ahead. He was also asked whether the players coming to China should watch themselves, after the NBA. A Chinese reaction was influenced by comments from a Houston Rockets executive who expressed support for Hong Kong protesters who resist Chinese control. "Everyone can say what they want," he said. "As far as we are concerned, we are trying to use football as an incentive for positive, not negative." Read More: Graeme Smith elected MCC Honorary Life Member
The 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is an international limited-overs cricket tournament that has been scheduled to be held in South Africa starting from 17 January 2020 till 9 February 2020. This is going to be the thirteenth edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Also, it is going to be held in South Africa for the second time. A total of sixteen teams will be participating in the tournament. The teams will be divided into four groups of four teams. From each of these four groups, the top two teams will be qualified for the Super League and the bottom two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the Plate League. India is the defending champions.On 7th January 2020, the ICC authority had made the appointment of the officials for the cricket tournament. There will be sixteen umpires and along with them, Graeme Labrooy, Shaid Wadvalla and Phil Whitticase have been named as the match referees.The Four Groups are as follows:Group A includes India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and JapanGroup B includes Australia, England, West Indies, and NigeriaGroup C includes Pakistan, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and ScotlandGroup D includes South Africa, Afghanistan, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. (UAE)Read More: MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipperThe fixtures for the tournament have been finalised by the ICC on 24th October 2019DATE: 17TH JANUARY 2020, FRIDAYSouth Africa U19 vs Afghanistan U191st MatchGroup DLocation: Diamond Oval, KimberleyTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 18TH JANUARY 2020, SATURDAY Bangladesh U19 vs Zimbabwe U19 2nd Match Group C Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT New Zealand U19 vs Japan U19 3rd Match Group A Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT United Arab Emirates U19 vs Canada U19 4th Match Group D Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Australia U19 vs West Indies U19 5th Match Group B Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 19 JANUARY 2020, SUNDAY Pakistan U19 vs Scotland U19 6th Match Group C Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT India U19 vs Sri Lanka U19 7th Match Group A Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 20TH JANUARY 2020, MONDAY England U19 vs West Indies U19 8th Match Group B Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Australia U19 vs Nigeria U19 9th Match Group B Location: Country Club B Field, Kimberley Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 21ST JANUARY 2020, TUESDAY Bangladesh U19 vs Scotland U19 10th Match Group C Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT India U19 vs Japan U19 11th Match Group A Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 22ND JANUARY 2020, WEDNESDAY South Africa U19 vs Canada U19 12th Match Group D Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Afghanistan U19 vs United Arab Emirates U19 13th Match Group D Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Pakistan U19 vs Zimbabwe U19 14th Match Group C Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT New Zealand U19 vs Sri Lanka U19 15th Match Group A Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 23RD JANUARY 2020, THURSDAY Australia U19 vs England U19 16th Match Group B Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT West Indies U19 vs Nigeria U19 17th Match Group B Location: Country Club B Field, Kimberley Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTRead More: IPL 2020: Full list of all eight updated squads after auctionDATE: 24TH JANUARY 2020, FRIDAY Pakistan U19 vs Bangladesh U19 18th Match Group C Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Afghanistan U19 vs Canada U19 19th Match Group D Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT India U19 vs New Zealand U19 20th Match Group A Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 25TH JANUARY 2020, SATURDAY Sri Lanka U19 vs Japan U19 21st Match Group A Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Zimbabwe U19 vs Scotland U19 22nd Match Group C Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT South Africa U19 vs United Arab Emirates U19 23rd Match Group D Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT England U19 vs Nigeria U19 24th Match Group B Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 27TH JANUARY 2020, MONDAY TBC vs TBC Plate Quarter-Final 1 Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC Plate Quarter-Final 2 Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 28TH JANUARY 2020, TUESDAY TBC vs TBC Super League Quarter-Final 1 Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC Plate Quarter-Final 3 Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC Plate Quarter-Final 4 Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 29TH JANUARY 2020, WEDNESDAYTBC vs TBCSuper League Quarter-Final 2 Location: Willowmoore Park, BenoniTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 30TH JANUARY 2020, THURSDAY TBC vs TBC Super League Quarter-Final 3 Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC Plate Semi-Final Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC Plate Playoff Semi-Final 1 Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC Plate Playoff Semi-Final 2 Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 31ST JANUARY 2020, FRIDAY TBC vs TBC Super League Quarter-Final 4 Location: Willowmoore Park, Benoni Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC Plate Semi-Final 2 Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 1ST FEBRUARY 2020, SATURDAY TBC vs TBC 5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 1 Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC 15th Place Playoff Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC 13th Place Playoff Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 2ND FEBRUARY 2020, SUNDAY TBC vs TBC 5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 2 Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC 11th Place Playoff Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 3RD FEBRUARY 2020, MONDAYTBC vs TBC Plate Final Location: Willowmoore Park, BenoniTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 4TH FEBRUARY 2020, TUESDAYTBC vs TBC Super League Semi-Final 1 Location: Senwes Park, PotchefstroomTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 5TH FEBRUARY 2020, WEDNESDAYTBC vs TBC7th Place Playoff Location: Willowmoore Park, BenoniTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 6TH FEBRUARY 2020, THURSDAYTBC vs TBCSuper League Semi-Final 2 Location: Senwes Park, PotchefstroomTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 7TH FEBRUARY 2020, FRIDAYTBC vs TBC5th Place Playoff Location: Willowmoore Park, BenoniTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 8TH FEBRUARY 2020, SATURDAYTBC vs TBC3rd Place Playoff Location: Willowmoore Park, Benoni Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 9TH FEBRUARY 2020, SUNDAYTBC vs TBC FinalLocation: Senwes Park, PotchefstroomTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTRead More: IPL 2020: Full list of all eight team
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
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
Having retreated with the collapse of 6 of 26, Pakistan U19 cannot pose any challenge to the Indian U19 pair Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyaansh Saxena, who took part in an undefeated position of 176 to lead the defending champions by defeating the ten-wicket team, wins the semifinals the first of the Under-19 World Cup in Potchefstroom. India's victory led them to the third consecutive final and closer to the U-19 World Cup the winner from New Zealand and Bangladesh will play in the final on February 9. Jaiswal reached a hundred years in the championship with six goals to win India, while Saxena remained undefeated in 59. Pakistan, which chose to hit, seemed on course to reach a respectable sum when it placed its first game Haider Ali and Captain Rohail Nazir in half a century for the third wicket. The duo helped Pakistan recover from 34 to 2 at nine, but Haider fell shortly after he reached his 50s while trying to cut out Jaiswal in half the time. With 96 vs. 3 in 26, Hider’s share marked the progress of Pakistan significantly, as Nazir saw four more in front of him. Rapid India, Sushant Mishra, and Kartik Tyagi did most of the damage, exchanging five shares between them, while Ravi Bishnoi finished two out of 10 injuries. The collapse of Pakistan began on Day 35, with a score of 146 for 4, and Saxena made a great effort on the deep square leg to cause the slide. It seems that Mohamed Haris' pass from left-arm spinning raised by Ankolekar was destined for four rebounds, but Saxena ran a pigeon of his entire length to complete the acquisition a few centimeters from the ground. This effort prompted other Indian players to improve their game, and Tyagi made three yorker strikes later to defeat Irfan Khan. Just five balls later, Vishnu managed to arrest Abbas Afridi with a controversial decision when Pakistan fell to 163 versus 7. And foreboding was given to 62, three, and 44, and ended 172.India's persecution began with caution, as Saxena and Jaiswal scored less than four goals for more than 15 games. They played the new ball in cloudy conditions with strong crosswinds blowing on the ground, which did not provide any opportunity for Pakistan to return to the game through early wickets.After Jaiswal got fifty out of 66 balls in 22, he started using his feet against the spindles to hit long or pull the pacemakers off the field. Saxena hit the ball on the floor for most of her roles and left Jaiswal the assailant. Saxena reached her fifties in the 1930s when she was driving to cover 83 balls, and the demand rate has now been reduced to two halves each. Saxena scored six goals while Jaiswal scored eight, four and six players, of whom one took a hundred and India won. After stamping the chase, Jaiswal raised his arms in the air, looked up and accepted the chain around his neck.Nazeer praised the archers in India for their effort but said that Pakistani strikers cannot reach their potential.Hard, but cricket is about the game. Team wins, and today we don't play cricket well. India was better in this area with bowling. "They beat us," said Nazer at the post-match press conference. When I was hitting Haider, we were improving. But after Haider jokes, we do not build associations."That's why the hitting squad failed to get big runs. With the hit, our pick of opportunity was weak at the decisive moment. Three mid-order texts at a low price fell in deflation. Because there weren't enough races on board the plane, our players cannot penetrate either. "The game got the best attendance of all the matches in the tournament so far, with followers from Pakistan twice as many as from India. Cheers, friendly and unfriendly, rang through GB Marx Oval from both sides, Pakistani voices dwindled as the game progressed. India has now reached the level with Pakistan regarding the U-19 World Cup record face to face on both sides. Jaiswal tops the race record lists in this edition, after winning the fourth score of more than 50 in five games. India's victory was also the first victory for ten wins in the knockout history of the U-19 World Cup. Read More: India vs New Zealand: Prithvi Shaw returns to Test squad; Mayank Agarwal replaces Rohit Sharma in ODIs
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
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.
The U-17 Women's World Cup will be held in five Indian cities: Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai (host city).Under 17 women’s WC to be held from February 17-March 7 2021Under 20 women’s World Cup shifted to January 2021Futsal World Cup moved to September 2021 in LithuaniaThe FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup has a new date, thanks to the global pandemic that has stopped the sport. The tournament, which was scheduled to take place in India in November this year, will be held in February 2021. It will start on February 17 and end on March 7.The Football Association issued a statement in this regard, in which it also indicated the changes in the eligibility criteria as well as the dates. He stated that the player who was born on and after January 1, 2003 and before December 31, 2005, will be eligible to participate in the tournament.16 teams will participate, where the Indian hosts will be in the automatic qualifiers. India will make its debut in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.The decision to postpone the matches was taken by a FIFA-Confederations working group recently created by the FIFA Council Table to address the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.The masterpiece of the women's age group is planned for November 2-21. It has spread across the country in five different cities including Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai. The official schedule of the tournament was announced in February and Navi Mumbai hosted the final.Read More: Covid-19: New Zealand may restart professional sport in few daysArticle Source- indianexpress.com
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
Remembering Balbir Singh Sr, who died on Monday at the age of 96, 1975 World Cup India hockey team Ajit Pal Singh spoke about the influence Balbir Singh had on the team as manager.It will be difficult to follow the impact of the three-time Olympic gold medal victory by Balbir Singh Senior on the hockey legend against Indian hockey. Sometimes he did, even without raising a hockey stick. Balbir Singh was the director of the Indian hockey team that beat Pakistan 2-1 in an exciting competition to win the first World Cup in 1975. India's only success at the world championship remains to this day. Recalling the legend of hockey, who died on Monday at the age of 96, Indian hockey captain Ajit Pal Singh spoke of Balbir Singh's influence on the team.In an exclusive telephone interview with the Hindustan Times, Ajit Pal expressed his condolences for the disappearance of Balbir Singh and described him as an ideal man."It is really sad news that we lost an excellent Indian hockey column. Balbir Singh was a great player, a great coach and a great coach. We were lucky because he was with us during the Cup from the world of 1975 and that he managed to win. He was perfect in all aspects of life: a balanced man. "In addition, he spoke of the dynamics he shared with the manager at the 1975 World Cup in Malaysia. "In 1975, our team got the perfect match, with everything in the right place. When the team (manager, players, coach, captain) clicks, it can only succeed. Winning the 1975 World Cup was a team effort. ""My relationship with Balbir was very friendly, off the pitch and on the pitch. He was an older player and was a father figure. We admire him for his advice." It was a perfect mix. "In the league, India suffered a terrible 2-1 loss in the group stage match against a weak Argentine team. The defeat forced India to beat West Germany in its next game to advance to the semifinals. Ajit Pal recalls how Balbir Singh motivated the whole team to break the fast."The Argentinian team was not good. They had a casual coincidence and they scored. We tried to get many chances, but we couldn't find a draw. It was disappointing for the players. The team was disappointed and frustrated. "The next morning, Albert Ji called us for a meeting. He said at the meeting, "Look, guys, whatever happened yesterday, forget it. Now, today and tomorrow, we have these two days to prepare for Germany. Today, we have to focus, we need to eat well, relax well, and chat. Ajith Pal said, "You can, God willing. Losing in Argentina doesn't mean you can't beat Germany. "India comfortably beat West Germany 3-1 to book a ticket to the semi-finals, while Malaysia beat 3-2 to reach the final match against Pakistan. "Being a great hockey player, his essence was how to motivate and discover the need of the hour, what are the kids talking about?" Ajit Pal said: "He was a very bright man, because he was a great player himself."The former Indian hockey superstar recovered from the last game against Pakistan, which was a very tense relationship. Pakistan got off to a good start, scoring an early goal. India rebounded strongly in the second period, then defeated its rivals 2-1 to lift the cup."The team was great and (Balbir Singh) seated at the side of the field, we were really motivated. Ajit Pal said:" I was very lucky because I am the team leader and we won the cup. "Balbir Singh Ji wanted the team to move forward together. It was a truly unforgettable experience in 1975, and we were very successful. We celebrated the World Cup victory across India, and it was a great time for hockey. "Article Source: hindustantimes.comRead More: India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series
Teqball, a new simple, and brilliantly fun soccer game revolutionize the world of football. All soccer stars, major football clubs, and national teams have been infected with the teqball virus. Teqball's Jirjili Morani talks about the challenges associated with developing this new sport, and the role that intellectual property (IP) plays in enhancing the company's ambitions to promote and ultimately transform the sport globally. In an Olympic sport.What was the inspiration for Teqball?Teqball, the company, was founded by Gábor Borsányi, Gyuri Gattyán, and Viktor Huszár. Gabor, the creative force of the team, came up with this idea when he was a professional young soccer player. When he couldn't reach a soccer field, he and a friend were training to pass a soccer ball across one of the many table tennis tables outside apartment buildings in Budapest. Later on, he realized that by simply adding a curve to the top of the table, he could create a more fun game, which we call teqball.So what exactly is Teqball?Teqball is the company responsible for developing an innovative sports product for use in an emerging soccer-based sport, which can be played by both professionals and amateurs, including people with disabilities. The game combines the fast speed of table tennis with soccer skills and excitement. One of the great advantages of teqball is that you don't need a team of people to play, you just need a friend. We call it teqball because you need technology to play and you can play it with regular football.The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, where our R&D center is located. We employ around 130 people, compared to 38 last year, many of them under the age of 30. The main goal of the company is to create value through the power of sport. This is what drives us.So is teqball rules exclusive for soccer?When we started developing teqball, we were very focused on soccer, but in reality, you can play five different games at the Teqball table: teqball, teqis, teqpong, qatch and teqvoly. At the moment, teqball is the most advanced. For example, the various teqball cups we organize are focused on soccer. In the future, we plan to develop other games in individual sports majors and organize Teq games where athletes can compete in all Teq sports. That would be a great event.Tell us more about teqball rules.The Teqball table is roughly the size of a table tennis table but has a curved surface and a solid mesh for the ball to bounce if not hit properly. This means that players can only rely on their skills and abilities. There is no luck in the game. All you need is an opponent at the other end of the table to start the game. It is a great way for soccer fans to develop their technical skills, focus, and stamina.Teqball is the only training method in the world that gives players a high level of contact with the ball. That's why football players take them. There are a large number of international footballers who already play football in their spare time, with no incentive for us to improve their skills in handling the ball or just for fun. It is also very good for heating and cooling. We have created a series of training to ensure players get the most out of their soccer experience and can develop their soccer skills on the field with our equipment.Our intellectual property is our most valuable asset, and protecting it gives us the freedom to build new business relationships without fear of endangering our intellectual property assets.And your product range?We have Teqball ONE, which is extremely durable, sturdy, and floor standing. Municipalities use it in public parks and we use it in professional football competitions. We also have a small portable version called Teqball SMART, which is perfect for schools. And later this year, we will launch a more expensive version, which will sell for around 700 euros; It is much easier and allows us to greatly increase our production capacityWas creating a curved table a challenge?Developing a table with a flat surface is simple, but creating a curved table that is completely soft, lightweight, quiet, and easy to assemble and ship presents a number of difficult technical challenges.Finding the right materials and the best way to put everything together took a lot of research, experimentation, and patienceAlso Read: Pickleball RulesHow did you get people interested in teqball and about teqball rules?At first, it was hard to convince people to try the game, but once they did, they became addicted. We share it with all our knowledge of the football world. We knew we needed to get to a point where people would see their favorite soccer stars playing soccer and using our gear. Now many of the best soccer players and soccer clubs, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, and national teams are playing teqball. They started playing spontaneously, without any sales promotion from us, because they really enjoyed playing the game. This really helped boost teqball's popularity as a sport.Earlier this year, Teqball was officially recognized by the Asian Olympic Committee as a sport. This is a big step forward for us as it means teqball is now an official sport in 45 Asian countries. It also paves the way for teqball's inclusion in the upcoming Asian Games, the world's second-largest sporting event.How did you establish football as a professional sport?Once we decided to promote it as a professional sport, we realized the need to create an association to oversee teqball governance, and in 2017, FITEQ, Teqball's international federation, was created. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. We started this process shortly before the first Teqball World Cup kicked off in 2017 in Hungary. An indication of the rapid growth in popularity of the sport is that 20 countries participated in the Teqball World Cup 2017 in Hungary, and the Teqball World Cup 2018 in Reims, France, in which 42 countries participated.At what point did you realize the importance of intellectual property?When we came up with the idea of teqball, it was clear that we needed to protect it. Because of its simplicity, anyone can copy the idea. So we understood the importance of intellectual property from the start. We have ensured that all potential partners have signed well-regulated confidentiality agreements (NDAs) and have taken steps to protect the schedule design and other technical elements. To date, we have sought protection in about 50 different countries and made use of the various cost-effective filing and registration systems offered by WIPO, including the PCT and the Hague System for International Design Registration. Industrial, to do so.Our intellectual property is our most valuable asset, and protecting it gives us the freedom to build new business relationships without fear of endangering our intellectual property assets. Intellectual property rights are essential to our future business plans in terms of creating a global network for the manufacture and distribution of our tables to ensure that sports fans who want to play table tennis have access to our products at reasonable prices. In South America, for example, high import duties make our products very expensive. With a local Teqball table manufacturing and distribution partner, we can facilitate access to them at reasonable prices. We are already working with a partner in China for this. In Europe, our online store will be our main point of sale, as this will allow us to offer customers more flexible payment options (for example, down payment followed by monthly installments). We see this as an important way to make sport available and accessible to everyone. The real value to us is not the number of tables we sell, but the number of players we attract into the game. We sell sports and also bring fun to exercise. Intellectual property rights also play an important role in allowing us to promote and develop sport in the long term.How about the importance of care?In the medium term, we plan to develop brands for different teqball competitions, such as Teqball World Championship and Teqball World Series. Each of these competitions will need to be supported by an effective IP strategy to attract sponsors, the media, the best players, and, of course, the spectators. At the first Teqball Beach Games in Lupa Beach near Budapest in 2018, we have already signed sponsorship agreements with major companies like BMW and Hublot. Given the excitement surrounding the Teqball brand, our goal for the upcoming Teqball World Championship in 2019 and 2020 is to take Teqball sponsorship and teqball rules to a new level by expanding our sponsorship program to many first-class sponsors.Also Read: ISL ( Indian Super League ) 20-21 Updates
First-half goals from Arthur and Richarlison gave Brazil a 2--0 victory in Uruguay on Tuesday and maintained their 100% record in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.Brazil has missed a large number of players due to the Coronavirus and injuries, including incantation striker Neymar, but he was too strong for his opponent who had not defeated him since 2001.Arthur opened the scoring in the 34th minute when his shot hit from outside the box cruelly against Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana and then Richarlison scored from a short corner kick seconds before halftime.Uruguay is unluckyLuis Suarez missed after testing positive for COVID-19, Uruguay hit the wood twice in the first half, but his unfortunate night was confirmed when the assistant video referee convinced the referees to fire Edinson Cavani for inappropriate interference. Over Richarlison in the 71st minute.Uruguay continued to fight, and Martin Caceres saw his close shot hit the net a quarter of an hour before the match was over, before the Chilean referee canceled it.The win in Montevideo was Brazil's fourth successive victory in the qualifying round and ensures they are the only team in the South American group of 10 teams to win all of their first matches.Qualifiers will resume again in March 2021.The top four teams in the group automatically qualify for the 2022 Qatar Championship, and the fifth-placed team enters the tiebreak between the regions.Venezuela defeats ChileIn Caracas, Venezuela scored their first points thanks to the late winner Salomon Rondon against Chile.Guillermo Maripán put the hosts ahead in the eighth minute and although Arturo Vidal scored his third goal in two games moments later, Rondon's goal in the 81st minute gave Venezuela a much-needed win.Also Read: ISL ( Indian Super League ) 20-21 Updates
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
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
Handball governed by the International Handball Federation (IHF) is gaining popularity across continents and here it is with another tournament. Yes, it is the Men's Handball World Championship 2021. The tournament will be held in Egypt from January 13, 2021, to January 31, 2021. Before the event, here is the schedule of matches of the World Handball Championship for Men 2021, matches, groups, and ranked teams.World Men’s Handball Championship 20212021 Men’s Handball ChampionshipDetailsDate13th January 2021- 31st January 2021HostEgyptTeams32Venues5 venues across 5 citiesThe IHF 2021 World Handball Championship will be the 27th event organized by the International Handball Federation to be held in Egypt from January 13 to 31, 2021.It will be the first handball tournament that includes 32 teams instead of 24. This will be the third tournament organized in Africa, the second in Egypt and the first outside Europe since 2015. Denmark is the title holder.FormatThe 32 teams from the 2021 World Handball Championship for Men will be divided into 8 groups and the top three teams from each group will qualify for the following rounds. Then the remaining 24 teams will be divided into 4 groups of 6 teams each, and the two best teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals.Qualified TeamsCompetitionQualified TeamsHostEgypt2019 World ChampionshipDenmark2019 European ChampionshipCroatia Norway Spain2020 African ChampionshipAlgeria Angola Cape Verde DR Congo Morocco Tunisia2020 Asian ChampionshipBahrain Japan Qatar South Korea2020 South and Central American ChampionshipArgentina Brazil Uruguay2020 Nor.Ca.Championship (Cancelled)United States2020 South and Central American Last Chance Qualification Tournament (cancelled)ChileEuropean qualificationAustria Belarus Czech Republic France Germany Hungary Iceland Portugal Slovenia SwedenWild CardPoland RussiaWorld Men’s Handball Championship 2021 Schedule & GroupsGroup AGermanyHungaryUruguayCape Verde DateMatchTime (Egypt Time)Venue15th January 2021Germany vs Uruguay7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City15th January 2021Hungary vs Cape Verde9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City17th January 2021Cape Verde vs Germany7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City17th January 2021Hungary vs Uruguay9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City19th January 2021Uruguay vs Cape Verde7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City19th January 2021Germany vs Hungary9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City Group BSpainTunisiaBrazilPoland DateMatchTime (Egypt)Venue15th January 2021Spain vs Brazil7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital15th January 2021Tunisia vs Poland9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital17th January 2021Tunisia vs Brazil7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital17th January 2021Poland vs Spain9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital19th January 2021Spain vs Tunisia7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital19th January 2021Brazil vs Poland9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital Group CCroatiaQatarJapanAngola DateMatchTime (Egypt)Venue15th January 2021Qatar vs Angola4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab15th January 2021Croatia vs Japan7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab17th January 2021Qatar vs Japan4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab17th January 2021Angola vs Croatia7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab19th January 2021Japan vs Angola4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab19th January 2021Croatia vs Qatar7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab Group DDenmarkArgentinaBahrainDR Congo DateMatchTime (Egypt Time)Venue15th January 2021Argentina vs DR Congo7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo15th January 2021Denmark vs Bahrain9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo17th January 2021Argentina vs Bahrain7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo17th January 2021DR Congo vs Denmark9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo19th January 2021Bahrain vs DR Congo7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo19th January 2021Denmark vs Argentina9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo Group ENorwayAustriaFranceUnited States DateMatchTime (Egypt Time)Venue14th January 2021Austria vs United States7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City14th January 2021Norway vs France9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City16th January 2021Austria vs France7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City16th January 2021United States vs Norway9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City18th January 2021France vs United States7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City18th January 2021Norway vs Austria9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City Group FPortugalAlgeriaIcelandMorocco DateMatchTime (Egypt)Venue14th January 2021Algeria vs Morocco7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital14th January 2021Portugal vs Iceland9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital16th January 2021Morocco vs Portugal7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital16th January 2021Algeria vs Iceland9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital18th January 2021Portugal vs Algeria7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital18th January 2021Iceland vs Morocco9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital Group GSwedenEgyptCzech RepublicChile DateMatchTime (Egypt Time)Venue13th January 2021Egypt vs Chile7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo14th January 2021Sweden vs Czech Republic9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo16th January 2021Egypt vs Czech Republic7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo16th January 2021Chile vs Sweden9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo18th January 2021Cxech Republic vs Chile7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo18th January 2021Sweden vs Egypt9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo Group HSloveniaBelarusSouth KoreaRussia DateMatchTime (Egypt)Venue14th January 2021Belarus vs Russia4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab14th January 2021Slovenia vs South Korea7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab16th January 2021Belarus vs South Korea4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab16th January 2021Russia vs Slovenia7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab18th January 2021South Korea vs Russia4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab18th January 2021Slovenia vs Belarus7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El ArabNote: World Men’s Handball Championship 2021 Schedule, Fixtures and Timings are subject to change as per the International Handball Federation.Also Read: International Hockey Federation unveils new match-based world ranking system for 2020
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
The ATP Cup 2021 will officially announce the start of the Australian tennis season. Most of the world's best players will compete in the ATP Cup, which starts a week before the Australian Open.When and Where Will It Be Played?The ATP Cup 2021 will be played entirely in Melbourne Park from February 1-5. The five-day tournament (Monday to Friday) will take place alongside two other ATP 250 events, occupying the fifth week of the ATP calendar.How does the tournament work?The tournament consists of 12 teams, divided into four groups of three for the group stage, and it is a free game for all. The winners from each team advance to the knockout stages, with the remaining four teams competing in the semi-finals.Which teams will compete?Here are the 12 teams competing in the 2021 ATP Cup. Each team consists of four players. Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios withdrew from this year's ATP Cup and decided to compete in the ATP 250 event instead.Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Dusan Lajovic, Filip Krajinovic, Nikola CacicSpain: Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Marcel Granollers, Pablo Carreno BustaAustria: Dominic Thiem, Dennis Novak, Philipp Oswald, Tristan-Samuel WeissbornRussia: Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Aslan Karatsev, Evgeny DonskoyGreece: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Michail Pervolarakis, Markos Kalovelonis, Petros TsitsipasGermany: Alexander Zverev, Jan-Lennard Struff, Kevin Krawietz, Andreas MiesArgentina: Diego Schwartzman, Guido Pella, Horacio Zeballos, Maximo GonzalezItaly: Matteo Berrettini, Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli, Andrea VavassoriJapan: Kei Nishikori, Yoshihito Nishioka, Ben McLachlan, Toshihide MatsuiFrance: Gael Monfils, Benoit Paire, Nicolas Mahut, Edouard Roger-VasselinCanada: Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic, Peter Polansky, Steven DiezAustralia: Alex de Minaur, John Millman, John Peers, Luke SavilleWhat is the format?Each tie consists of two singles matches and one doubling. The country that wins two matches will win a draw. Each country will play two qualifying matches in the group stage. The singles match will be the best of the three sets of tiebreakers, while the doubles match will feature an ad-free scoring and tiebreaker match instead of the third set.How Much Is the Prize Money?The ATP Cup 2021 prize is $ 7.5 million. The total prize money awarded to players consists of three components, including entrance fees, the prize money for individually won matches, and the prize money for relationships.Also read: Australian Open 2021 organizers forced to cancel the quarantine stay plan for international players
The Indian women's hockey team left the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi for Argentina on Sunday. This will be the first round of the national team in almost a year. India Hockey Company also selected the 25-member Indian Hockey Team for the tour. The Indian team is scheduled to play two games against Argentina (Junior) on January 17 and 19, two games against Argentina B on January 22 and 24, and four matches against Argentina on January 26, 28, 30, and 31. Indian hockey and the host national league have created a biological bubble in Argentina for both the Argentina women's team and the Indian women's team. The Indian women hockey team will be staying in a hotel where separate team rooms have been provided for all meals, team meetings, sessions, etc.“It feels great to be on the road again. We have worked hard on our game for the past few months and it is time to put our skills to live in an international match. Playing in international matches will be a bit different at this point.” Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal said in at Statement: "We will be in a biological bubble, and the team is excited to return to the field in the best possible way at this time."The entire Indian group underwent a Covid-19 RT-PCR test 72 hours before leaving New Delhi. Although there are no quarantine requirements upon arrival in Argentina, the team will continue to comply with all health and safety measures recommended by the governments of India and Argentina, according to Hockey India in an official statement.The deputy captain and goalkeeper of the Indian women's hockey team, Savita, thanked Hockey India and SAI for organizing the tour of Argentina.We desperately need to return to a competitive situation where there is not much time left for the Olympics. We have been doing well in the training sessions, but the international match is always the real test for any athlete. Therefore, we would like to thank Savita: “India Hockey and SAI for their efforts. In organizing a tour for us. We are looking forward to a great game and we hope to start playing with all our energy from the first match. "The 25-member Indian Women's Hockey squad: Rani (Captain), Savita (Vice-Captain), Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Rashmita Minz, Manpreet Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Monika, Nikki Pradhan, Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Jyoti, Udita, Rajwinder Kaur, Salima Tete, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Namita Toppo, Lalremsiami, Sharmila Devi.Also Read: THE 47TH FIH STATUTORY CONGRESS WILL HAPPEN IN DELHI
The goal has the ultimate guide for the next edition of the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled for February 2021 with Bayern MunichThe 17th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will start in February 2021 after the tournament was postponed from its original start date in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Club World Cup champion will be won through a knockout tournament featuring world winners from continental club competitions.2019 winner Liverpool will not be able to defend their title as they failed to win the 2020 UEFA Champions League, with Bayern Munich as the representative of UEFA in this year's edition.What is the 2020 Club World Cup?The Club World Cup is a knockout tournament in which the winners from the six continental federations, as well as the host nation's league champions, participate to designate the Club World Champion.It is not considered a prestigious competition like the Champions League, but due to its global nature it remains a huge honor for the clubs.The tournament evolved over the years, from 1960 to 2004, UEFA and CONMEBOL played the Intercontinental Cup, with winners of the UEFA Champions League and Libertadores Cup competing in a unique final.Subsequently, FIFA introduced the Club World Cup in 2000, although several problems delayed their inaugural competition until 2005.This year, the Club World Cup will be held in Qatar, ahead of the host country for the 2022 World Cup.The FIFA Club World Cup 2020 will be the last version to be played in its current status after FIFA confirmed its plans to update it to the 2021 edition, with the aim of expanding the competition to include 24 teams.Which teams qualified for the 2020 Club World Cup?Bayern (UEFA) is participating in the competition after winning the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.TBC (CONMEBOL). The winner in South America, the winner of the 2020 Copa Libertadores, will be confirmed on January 20, 2021. Boca Juniors, River Plate, Palmeiras, and Santos are all in dispute.UANL (Concacaf) participates as CONCACAF Champions League 2020 winners.Auckland City (OCF) was ready to participate but withdrew due to complications from Covid-19.Al-Ahly (CAF) enters the 2019-20 CAF Champions League winner.Al Duhail (AFC) will participate as the host of the tournament.Also Read: Top 10 Fantasy Cricket Websites in IndiaWhich venues will be used for the 2020 Club World Cup?The matches will be held in three stadiums in Al Rayyan City: Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium and Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium.The three stadiums are set to host the 2022 World Cup matches.2020 Club World Cup fixtures & datesFirst-roundNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location1Feb 1Al-Duhail vs Auckland City (Withdrew)8:30pm / 5:30pmAhmed bin Ali StadiumSecond roundNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location2Feb 4UANL vs Ulsan Hyundai5pm / 2pmKhalifa / Education City Stadium3Feb 4Al-Duhail vs Al Ahly8:30pm / 5:30pmKhalifa / Education City StadiumSemi-finalsNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location5Feb 7CONMEBOL vs Match 2 Winner9pm / 6pmKhalifa International Stadium6Feb 8Match 3 Winner vs Bayern9pm / 6pmAhmed bin Ali StadiumFinalNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location7Feb 11Match 5 Winner vs Match 6 Winner9pm / 6pmEducation City StadiumThird-place play-offNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location8Feb 11Match 6 Loser vs Match 5 Loser6pm / 3pmEducation City StadiumFifth-place play-offNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location9Feb 7Match 2 Loser vs Match 3 Loser6pm / 3pmEducation City StadiumHow can I watch the 2020 Club World Cup?Full details on how to watch the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 will be available in due course.How to buy tickets to the 2020 Club World CupNo information has been provided on how tickets were purchased for the tournament, but it is possible that the matches will be held behind closed doors due to the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.Also Read: BRAZIL BEATS URUGUAY 2-0 TO STAY TOP OF QUALIFYING GROUP
At the last meeting of the FIS Council on May 25, 2020, the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) submitted a request to postpone the World Championships until the 2022 season due to the massive shock of the Covid-19 outbreak. The city of Cortina and the Italian region of Veneto were among the first and hardest hit, with unprecedented financial ramifications for the local and national business community and the general population.Since the request, the FIS family and Infront's commercial and media rights holders have gathered with the broadcasters, sponsors, and partners to support the Italian Winter Sports Federation, and have actively collaborated to find a solution so that del Mundo Cortina 2021 can be staged as originally scheduled."We are pleased that we were able to find a solution whereby the FIS Cortina 2021 Alpine Ski Championship will be held during the originally scheduled period in February 2021, to replace it as one of the most prominent events in the winter calendar in the FIS," the FIS said. President Gian Franco Casper. "The last month of efforts to find this solution demonstrates the strong collaborative spirit of the ski family and relevant stakeholders to enable this important decision to be made."“FISI has worked closely over the past five years with all stakeholders participating in the World Championships in Cortina,” said FISI President Flavio Roda. “After speaking with them in recent weeks, it was evident that there was a strong desire to implement the event in 2021 and put all available resources into ensuring that the World Championships are held at the highest level. Building on these comments and the clear commitment from all parties, FISI expressed to the FIS Board the importance of These world championships to be presented in 2021 as a positive sign for the entire country of Italy.The FIS Alpine Ski World Championships is a very important event for the International Skating Federation and its member national ski associations during the two-year cycle, as well as for its many stakeholders. This applies to sports promotion, athletes, financial aspects, visibility, and sponsorships of the National Skating Federation, as well as broadcast rights holders of tournaments, sponsors, and partners.Also Read: SUPER BOWL | WHEN, WHERE AND EVERYTHING
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
UEFA Euro 2020 Today Matches Schedule: The greatest group to accumulate in Italy for eighteen months will observer an Azzurri crew focusing on the title play a Turkey group intending to unveil a shock to Friday at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Rome is facilitating the initial round of the European Championship regardless of whether Euro 2020 is starting off in 2021. While the initial game is in Rome among Italy and Turkey on Friday, the setting with the most games is Wembley. The north London arena that is home to the England public group will arrange the elimination rounds and last after five prior games _ beginning on Sunday with England against Croatia. After embarrassingly neglecting to fit the bill for the 2018 World Cup, Italy won each of the 10 of its passing counterparts for Euro 2020 and enters on a 27-match unbeaten run. Turkey took four focuses off France in qualifying, including a 2-0 success over the World Cup advocate, and lost just one of its matches to complete second in its gathering. Italy has won its previous eight matches without surrendering an objective and has 20 clean sheets in 32 matches since Roberto Mancini took over as mentor. While unparalleled goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon resigned from worldwide soccer after the bombed World Cup capability, Italy stays strong at the situation with 22-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma now between the posts. Likewise, Bonucci and Italy chief Giorgio Chiellini structure a solid and experienced matching in focal safeguard. One of Turkey's fundamental qualities is likewise its robustness at the back. It permitted just three objectives in qualifying and figured out how to keep advances Memphis Depay and Erling Haaland scoreless in late World Cup qualifiers. The two sides are additionally solid at focus forward. Ciro Immobile won the European Golden Shoe grant when he coordinated with the Serie A record with a day and a half in 2019-20. Burak Yilmaz is Turkey's second most noteworthy scorer ever, with his 29 objectives putting him behind just the resigned Hakan Sukur (51 objectives).Also Read: Ind vs Eng 3rd T20: Ishan Kishan arrives, is it end of road for Shikhar Dhawans T20 World Cup dreams? When is the Euro 2020 opening match among Italy and Turkey? Euro 2020 opening match among Italy and Turkey is the evening of June 11 (June 12 for India). The competition will launch with a match among Italy and Turkey in Rome. What time is Euro 2020 opening match among Italy and Turkey? Euro 2020 opening match among Italy and Turkey will launch at 12.30 am IST following the initial function that will see Andrea Bocelli singing the Giacomo Puccini aria "Nessun Dorma". The service will likewise highlight a virtual presentation by U2 stars Bono and The Edge with the DJ Martin Garrix. Where will Euro 2020 opening match among Italy and Turkey be live transmission in India? Euro 2020 opening match among Italy and Turkey will be live transmission on Sony Sports Network Channels – Sony Six, Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 4, in India. Where can Euro 2020 opening match among Italy and Turkey be livestreamed in India? Euro 2020 opening match among Italy and Turkey will be livestreamed on Sony LIV in India.Also Read: Men's World Cup To Have 14 Teams From 2027, 20-Team T20 WC From 2024: ICCImage Credit: indianexpress.com
World Cup holders France are in Euro 2020 activity on Monday as they face Switzerland in Bucharest hoping to get a spot in the quarterfinals, while Luka Modric drives Croatia into fight against Spain. The pre-competition top choices, France have so far battled to track down their best structure in this opposition subsequent to following a thin opening win over Germany with draws against Hungary and Portugal. Kylian Mbappe has not yet tracked down the net and mentor Didier Deschamps has been hit by wounds to various periphery colleagues, Les Bleus are as yet expected to have a lot for their Swiss neighbors in the Romanian capital. "We have turned the page now on the gathering stage, which required a ton of exertion from us, and now we are continuing onward to another rivalry," France commander Hugo Lloris said on Sunday. "The methodology now should be totally extraordinary and we realize we have no edge for blunder." Also Read: Krafton Puts Resources in Indian Computer Game Streaming Startup LocoSwitzerland, who qualified for the last 16 as a standout amongst other third-put sides, have not won a knockout tie at a significant competition since the 1930s and it would be a huge stun in the event that they removed the safeguarding title holders. France played their last two gathering games in Budapest, which is the lone Euro 2020 scene without limitations on limit identified with Covid-19, and now neighborhood experts in Bucharest have expanded the quantity of fans permitted in to the game at the National Arena. Around 25,000 allies will be allowed in the stands, adding up to a large portion of the general limit as Covid limitations are loose. When the match starts off at 1900 GMT France and Switzerland will know the character of their potential quarter-last adversaries, with Croatia and Spain meeting in Monday's other game in Copenhagen. 'An extraordinary fight'The match sets the 2008 and 2012 European bosses in opposition to the 2018 World Cup other participants who are driven by Luka Modric. The 35-year-old midfielder is a notable figure in Spain having gone through the most recent nine years at Real Madrid and featured in the 3-1 win over Scotland that took Croatia through to the knockout stage. "Modric has done incredible things with Real Madrid, he has won the Ballon d'Or, he has done extraordinary things with Croatia, so it will be an incredible fight in midfield," said Spain's Atletico Madrid star Koke. Spain are straight from a 5-0 success over Slovakia that saw them advance to the last 16. They have not won a competition knockout tie since beating Italy in the last in Kiev in 2012. Also Read: Football (Soccer) Rules & Regulations - Pitch High While Modric will be there, Croatia will be without another central participant in Ivan Perisic, who scored twice during the gathering stage however is presently confining in the wake of testing positive for Covid-19. The champs of Monday's ties will advance to a keep going eight confrontation on Friday that is set to be played in Saint Petersburg notwithstanding worries about expanding Covid cases in Russia. Belgium remove holders Portugal On Sunday Belgium unloaded out the holders Portugal as Thorgan Hazard's strike got a 1-0 success for the world's highest level group in Seville. Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't break the untouched worldwide scoring record in the wake of equalling Ali Daei's sign of 109 during the gathering stage, and Portugal's expectations of safeguarding the title they won in 2016 are finished. "There are major parts in tears," said Portugal mentor Fernando Santos after the match. Belgium would now be able to anticipate a tie against Italy in Munich on Friday yet they have concerns encompassing the wellness of innovative stars Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.The two players are expected to have checks on Monday subsequent to falling off hurt in Seville. "We need 48 hours to discover the degree of the wounds," said Belgium mentor Roberto Martinez. The Czech Republic will confront Denmark in the quarter-finals in Baku one weekend from now in the wake of finishing the Netherlands' fantasies with a 2-0 triumph in Budapest. Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick scored second-half objectives for the Czechs after Matthijs de ligt was shipped off for the Dutch for a purposeful handball. The last-16 ties will forge ahead Tuesday with an immense confrontation among England and Germany in London and a conflict among Sweden and Ukraine in Glasgow.
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
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but nevertheless broke the men's international scoring record before scoring the second goal as Portugal's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Ireland on Wednesday. Ronaldo scored his 110th goal in the 89th minute to move ahead of former Iran striker Ali Daei. Six minutes into stoppage time, Ronaldo scored the 111th goal in 180 games to break the hearts of the Irish after defender John Egan gave his nation the lead in the 45th minute. "I'm very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had," Ronaldo said. "Two goals at the end of the game is so tough, but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end." But Ronaldo, who has rejoined Manchester United, is still 76 goals behind the most productive international scorer in the game. Christine Sinclair 38 years old, scored her 187th goal for Canada last month at the Tokyo Olympics. Ronaldo's night was frustrating until the late heroics. His 15th-minute spot kick was well saved by goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who was just two years old when Ronaldo scored his first goal for Portugal as a skinny winger at European championship in 2004. Ronaldo's only title came with Portugal at Euro 2016. Although he was the top scorer at this year's Euro Cup with five goals in four games, his team's title defense ended in the round of 16. On that note, here are the best Twitter reactions after Ronaldo's historic goalscoring feat. He's done it! @Cristiano (110) Ali Daei (109) A phenomenal run of 49 goals in his last 47 Portugal appearances makes the monster from Madeira the outright leading scorer in men's international history. Take a bow, legend pic.twitter.com/WFO7XbuKr8— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 1, 2021BREAKING: @cristiano scores twice for Portugal and becomes the greatest goalscorer in international football history. He is, indisputably, the pic.twitter.com/tLXXVHwApx— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 1, 2021Congratulations @Cristiano https://t.co/MYMvPPJiqO— Guinness World Records (@GWR) September 1, 2021Man Utd's @Cristiano Ronaldo makes history!He nets twice for Portugal to break the men's international goalscoring record pic.twitter.com/ZSqfptGXWJ— Premier League (@premierleague) September 1, 2021Also Read- Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos Basir
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
Jorginho missed a penalty when Italy draw 0-0 with Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday September 5, a result that meant Roberto Mancini's side equaled the world record for consecutive undefeated international matches in a row. Italy is now undefeated in 36 consecutive games, equaling Brazil's record set between 1993 and 1996. The result could have been more positive if Jorginho had converted from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute after a foul by Domenico Berardi, but the Chelsea midfielder was thwarted by goalkeeper Yan Sommer. Italy had other opportunities to snatch the victory from them, but had to settle for a draw, which means they remain top of qualification Group C on 11 points from five games, four ahead of the second-placed Swiss, who have two matches in hand on the Azzurri.Also Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland Mancini's team entered the game after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bulgaria on Thursday, in their first match becoming European champions two months ago. But the visiting team did much better in the first half in Basel and should have taken the lead through good chances for Berardi and Lorenzo Insigne, both of whom were denied by Sommer. The best chance of the night came seven minutes of the second half after Ricardo Rodriguez trying to atone for being caught in possession, lunged in on Berardi to award a penalty. Jorginho, who missed his spot kick in in Italy's penalty shootout victory over England in the Euro 2020 final, stepped up but put his effort far to close to Sommer, who made an easy save. European champions Italy set a new world record of 36 international matches unbeaten with their draw in Switzerland Congratulations @Azzurri_En pic.twitter.com/VxL9CERn8D— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 6, 2021Sommer proved impossible to breach as he denied Insigne again to leave Italy heading home having been frustrated for the second successive qualifier.Also Read- Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 medals at single Games edition
La Liga may be shorn of its biggest name in Lionel Messi who left FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain but former Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes feels the Spanish league would not be "weakened" by the exit of the Argentine maestro.Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain's club last month is not the only high-profile exit from La Liga. In the last five seasons, players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Sergio Ramos have left Real Madrid or Barcelona."La Liga throughout its history has lost players, just like any other league... It is nothing new. Cristiano left, Neymar left, Messi and Ramos have also left," Morientes, who is also the La Liga ambassador, said during a virtual media interaction."Footballers will eventually leave, but clubs will stay. La Liga doesn't sell itself through a single player. La Liga is never going to have a problem to sell itself as a competition"."La Liga has done a spectacular job attempting to attract the best players to make it as competitive as always been."Morientes said it's an opportunity for the Spanish clubs to prove themselves at the marquee Champions League.“I would like to see a Spanish final in fact, because there are many people who think that Messi's departure has weakened the league. We have to show that this is not the case.Also Read- Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona"In the last 10-15 years, La Liga teams have always been very competitive in all European competitions. And I'm convinced this coming season the Spanish teams will demonstrate their true potential in this competition," said the former Spanish center-forward.The 45-year-old said it was the responsibility of the clubs to change, adapt and sign great players."La Liga will continue to be a really attractive league that will bring in new players and I'm sure there are great players who will want to play here," said Morientes, who played 183 games for Real Madrid between 1997 and 2005."The Spanish league is strong enough to be attractive to everyone. I am convinced that you in India will continue to follow the league and continue to follow our teams as fans and not just as individual players."On the prospect of 'El Clasico' without Messi and Ronaldo, he said: "Real Madrid and Barcelona at the end of the day are much more than just two players. It's true that both Cristiano and Messi have made history in Spanish football."Obviously we would like to have players of this level. But we must remember that the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona goes back many years, and Messi and Ronaldo are not always at the club." Also Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland
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
Lionel Messi broke Brazil great Pele's South American goal scoring record with a hat-trick that helped Argentina beat Bolivia 3-0 in the World Cup qualifiers on Thursday. Messi became the best scorer in South American football history The 34-year-old scored 79 goals for Argentina, overtaking Pele's tally of 77. The Argentine captain opened the way for his team at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires in front of 20,000 lucky fans in the 14th minute. He moved the ball between the legs of a Bolivian defender and shot from outside the penalty area to the right of the goalkeeper Carlos Lampe. Once again he showed his technique to score the second in the 64th minute. Messi and forward Lautaro Martinez exchanged four quick passes to put the six-time Ballon D'Or winner in a magnificent position. He still had time to dribble past one defender before scoring. Messi completed his hat-trick in the 88th minute from close range after getting a rebound from Lampe. Also Read- LaLiga will not be weakened by Lionel Messi's exit, says ex-Real Madrid player Fernando MorientesArgentina now have 18 points in second place. Bolivia remains in ninth place with six. Brazil and Argentina will have one less competitive match after this international window since the Super Classic was suspended on Sunday. FIFA has yet to decide what will happen will the match, as it was stopped in a shocking way after Brazilian health officials tried to remove four Argentinian players for allegedly providing false information to authorities. The top four teams from the South American qualifiers earn direct spots in the World Cup finals in Qatar next year, and the fifth-place team will go into an intercontinental playoff. Previously, Uruguay beat Ecuador by 1-0 to move to third place in the table. Uruguay managed to get a last-minute home win against Ecuador, which was key to their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup. The header by Gaston Pereiro in stoppage time allowed Uruguay to add 15 points and take Ecuador third on the table. The Ecuadorians still with 13 points, are in fourth place and they are also well positioned to go to Qatar next year. Colombia also clinched an important 3-1 home win over Chile in a magnificent performance from forward Miguel Borja. He scored the first from the spot in the 19th minute and added another one minute later. Chile reduced the gap in the 56th minute with Jean Menezes, but Luis Diaz added Colombia's last goal in the 74th minute. Also on Thursday, Paraguay beat Venezuela 2-1. The hosts scored with David Martínez and Alejandro Romero in the 7th and 46th minutes. The visitors scored their only goal in the 90th minute with John Chancellor. He posted on social media after the game: "I dreamed a lot about this day and thank God it came. "I have no words to thank you for all the love received. What a beautiful night, I really enjoyed it. Unforgettable."View this post on InstagramA post shared by Leo Messi (@leomessi)Also Read- Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving BarcelonaAlso Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland
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
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
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
Lionel Messi failed to provide Paris St Germain with any sparkle as the Ligue 1 team's potent attacking trio lacked inspiration in a disappointing 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.In his debut with the French team, the Argentine forward managed to surpass him, but he was far from his brilliant best next to the disappointing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who set up Ander Herrera for PSG's first-half opener before being replaced injured after the break.Brugge, who levelled before halftime through Hans Vanaken, were more powerful and had the best chances against a PSG that lacks quality and defensive focus.The result left Paris Saint-Germain and Bruges two points behind Group A leaders Manchester City after the Premier League champions crushed RB Leipzig 6-3."We didn't play a fantastic game but to be fair we did enough to win, we deserved to win," said Herrera."Maybe they had opportunities at the beginning of the second half but I think we controlled the match, we had a lot of chances."Also Read- Lionel Messi surpasses Pele's goalscoring record, leads Argentina to win in World Cup qualifiersBrugge keeper Simon Mignolet disagreed."I didn't have a lot of work, I just pulled a couple of saves. We played as a compact side, it was the right approach," the Belgian said.With Messi, Neymar and Mbappe together on the pitch for the first time, PSG made a confident start but Brugge responded well.FULL-TIME: Club Brugge 1-1 @PSG_English The points are shared on Matchday 1 of the @ChampionsLeague. #UCL | #CLUPSG pic.twitter.com/P3EVbjqQxP— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 15, 2021Mbappe broke the left flank and his low cross was met by Herrera, and opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a low shot to score his fourth goal this season-his third goal in the last two games.Messi set up Mbappe, who went close in the 23rd minute with an angled shot that was deflected by Mignolet but PSG were lulled into a false sense of security.Also Read- LaLiga will not be weakened by Lionel Messi's exit, says ex-Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes
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
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
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
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
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
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
October 2021 was a busy month in international football, with qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, friendlies, and the final rounds of the UEFA Nations League all on the agenda. A total of 160 fixtures were played, the impact of which can be seen on the FIFA Rankings. Though their lead is now under threat, Belgium remains on top despite UEFA Nations League defeats to France (3rd, 1) and Italy (4th, 1). Among the top five, only Les Bleus and Gli Azzurri have improved their positions. India has also moved one spot ahead to the 106th position after the Sunil Chhetri-led side won the SAFF Championship. The Blue Tigers had defeated Nepal in the summit clash. Brazil remains in second place but are breathing down the neck of Belgium, just 12 points behind. England, meanwhile, dropped two places to fifth."A little further down, Spain's (7th, 1) progress at the expense of Portugal (8th, -1) is also noteworthy, as is that of Germany (12th, 2), who leapfrog USA (13th). Uruguay lost most ground among the top 20 by dropping three places to 15th," read an official FIFA statement. It is after that, however, where we find some of the most significant movers on this edition. Morocco (29th, 4), Russia (33rd, 4), Egypt (44th, 4), Saudi Arabia (49th, 7) and South Africa (66th, 7) all made strides on the back of two wins from two this month in Qatar 2022 qualifying. Two nations in the second half of the table fared even better, with New Zealand (111, 10) and Indonesia (165, 10) the joint-biggest movers this month, ahead of Central African Republic (115, 9) and Cambodia (170, 8).Also Read- IPL 2022: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone To Bid For Two New IPL Teams- Reports
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi has confirmed that he will return to Barcelona with his family once his spell at Paris Saint-Germain ends, and he wants to help the LaLiga club in the role of technical director. The star admitted that he "misses everything" about the Catalan capital where he spent more than two decades. Messi ended a two-decade stay at the cash-strapped Spanish club, where he is their record scorer with 672 goals, in the off-season and messi transfer to psg on a two-year deal. "I don't know if that'll happen when my PSG contract is up. What's almost confirmed and certain is that we'll return to Barcelona to live and our lives will be there," Messi told Spanish outlet SPORT. "That's what my wife and I want. I don't know what'll happen when my PSG contract ends, but we'll go back to live in Barcelona."I've always said I'd love to be able to help the club do well in any way that I can be useful. I'd love to be a technical director at some point. "I don't know if that'll be at Barcelona or if it might work out differently. "If the option is there, I'd love to contribute again in any way that I can because it's the club that I love and I'd love it to keep doing well, growing and remain one of the best in the world." Messi was injured in Paris St Germain's 2-1 win over champion Lille on Friday, but coach Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful he will be available for this week's psg in champions league game at RB Leipzig.Also Read- T20 World Cup: How can India still hope to qualify for the semi final
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
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
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
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
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
"There is strength in unity. When teamwork and collaboration are present, great things can be achieved." - Mate StepanekThe game not only helps to develop the spirit of competition among the players but also helps them absorb the spirit of discipline and fair play. Sportsmanship is not just about one game and not just about playing by the rules, but also about playing the game with your true feelings.It defines football competition, activity, and leadership as a game. Like any other game, it has a huge fan base, as viewers and fans of the game adored its players. In the modern era, the game has seen its share of those moments when things get tough on Pitch High. However, such moments come in the history of the game, when sports feelings are above all.The world is immersed in the spirit and festival of FIFA World Cup 2018, hosted by Russia, and starting from 14th June, spectators from all over the world travel to Russia to watch and are happy to see your favorite teams, right?We always believe in Pitch High that the team has the right to become the best for the team and give 100% on the field. The purpose of every game on the playground is to teach the meaning and value of the game so that our girls learn these lessons and gain skills and abilities while helping each other in their lives. The training provided in this field prepares you to develop a true spirit of the game while working for a team to emerge as a champion.While on the field, our girls work in complete reconciliation with each other and demonstrate fairness, honesty, integrity, and team spirit at their game. While playing, they learn to work together by pressure and cooperation. Seeing the girls on the court, seeing their sense of the game, working harmoniously toward winning the match.As a game, football has taught them to be more competitive by absorbing the spirit of the game. The game connects them together, which helps you understand another important element of the spirit of the game, which is team spirit. By playing together as a team, the girls learn the importance of mutual cooperation to win the match. Another important aspect of sportsmanship, and one of the most important lessons, is the ability to accept defeat with respect and grace. Staying on the field and playing both games for Inter and Escuela, they taught victory and defeat and learned how to be accepted with pride and a happy smile. In turn, this increases his respect and helps him complete his game.Symptoms like genuine honesty and compassion in football go a long way. The game celebrates sport and teamwork as its true form. Primarily, we are excited to see the team competing in the teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and we extend our compliments to all of them.Read more - FIFA Club World Cup 2020-21: Teams, fixtures, dates & where will it take place
Becoming the Best cricketer in the world in 2020 is a more difficult challenge than in the history of the game. Proving mastery of a title like this isn't enough, nor can core ball specialists claim enough.To be considered the best cricketer in the world, success in all three formats is a must.The cricket factor is important for betting on T20, 50 over and Tests and this was the main factor when creating this list.Top 10 Best Cricketers in the World:1-Kapil Dev - Best Cricketer in the WorldKapil Dev has played over 130 Tests for India and was considered the best cricketer in the world during his long career.Dev has a good record roster, including being the only player to score 4,000 test runs and take 400 test wickets.Along with Ian Botham, Ben Stokes, Richard Hadley, and Jack Callis, Dave is in solid talks as the second-best player in an overall test (after the Garfield Supers).A brilliant captain, talented batsman, and competent pitcher, Dev beat Gavaskar and Tendulkar for first place.2 - Sunil Gavaskar - Best Cricketer in the WorldNot only was Sunil Gavaskar a prolific running player and arguably the greatest player of all time, but he also set standards for Indian cricketers, taking the team to new levels of professionalism and introducing a work ethic never seen before.Gavaskar drove from the front in more ways than one. He was a handsome shooter when needed and his extensive defensive technique, combined with his steely mindset, made him a very difficult person to write off.3 - Sachin Tendulkar - Best Cricketer in the WorldSachin Tendulkar's net worth is believed to be over $100 million, making him the richest player in India. The teacher is seen in all audiences, loved more than anyone else in the country.Tendulkar was a technical perfection. Viv Richards hits the pillow and Ricky Ponting carefully draws his straight line.He has made many astonishing records in both Test and ODI. Tendulkar may have to be content with the third place in this list, but there is no doubt that he is number one in the eyes of the Indian public.4 - Virat Kohli - Best Cricketer in the WorldPlaying in the IPL era, the era of celebrity makes Virat Kohli's net worth an unimaginable figure for cricketers over the past few decades.Kohli is still at his peak but has already established himself as one of the best cricketers India has ever produced. Some say the quarter is generous, though Kohli's influence as a hitter and captain is enormous. India is by far the most powerful country.Historically prolific in all three forms, Kohli could end his career as the greatest hitter of the 21st century.5 - Anil Kumble - Best Cricketer in the WorldIt is only 619 proof wickets for Anil Kumble. Patience, determination, and clever variations propelled Kumble to pursue a career beyond his natural talent.The player who broke his leg was not just a football player, but changed his pace quite well, making most of his throws faster than regular bowling. The lateral movement was never great, but it did enough to engage the hitters.There are more talented Indian spinners than Kumble, but no one can match his demand. He has created magic on more than one occasion in front of the biggest cricket grounds in the world...6 - Raul Dravid - Best Cricketer in the WorldWhile Sehwag was explosive, Rahul Dravid was a traditional cricketer's dream come true. With high elbows, a straight face, and good leg speed, The Wall is the fourth-highest Test scorer of all time.Though considered a Test specialist, Dravid has developed his game throughout his career to become an effective ball hitter. He was the fifth Indian cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.7 - Varinder Sehwag - Best Cricketer in the WorldVirender Sehwag was not the editor of the textbook. His technique didn't come from a training manual, but he was as entertaining as any Test player and was arguably the most destructive player in the game.Sehwag made a triple horn in running with the ball and played two horns at the same pace. The bowling attack was wiped out an hour after Sehwag crashed: hitting him consistently to the limit was exciting and effective.8 - MS Dhoni - Best Cricketer in the WorldA World Cup winner and one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the game, MS Dhoni is the epitome of the modern game, a true 3D phenomenon.Dhoni is known for his white-ball sensation, and rightly so, with an ODI average of over 50 and countless heroic chases, but he was also an elite Test player. He was selected thrice in the ICC Test XI and has a career average of 38.Wicketkeeping skills should also not be overlooked. Donnie could whip Bell faster than he could have imagined. The guy who brought us the picture of the helicopter was locked in the top ten.|9 - Javagal Srinath - Best Cricketer in the WorldJavagal Srinath is one of the lowest-rated Indian cricketers. When spin was the name of the game in the 90s, Srinath, an aggressive fast-paced high-voltage shooter, used to charge on the wrong courts.If needed, Srinath could have released it in the mid-90s. Like many intercontinental pace bowlers, he can spin up, making him an effective player at any time.At the time of his retirement in 2002, only one fast Indian player (Kapil Dev) had more than 236 wickets in Srinath.10 - Bishan Bedi - Best Cricketer in the WorldOutspoken and often controversial, Bishan Bedi has had a tough time with Indian cricket. Gaining a foothold as a test country during the 1960s and 1970s, it is far from being a global power today.Pedi was the star of the time. He completed his Test run at the age of 29 with 266 wickets, his effective control of left-arm rotation leaving batsmen stuck at one end.Bedi is second in every ancient tour test, and though it is not just a spinning ball, its graceful versatility of flight throws batsmen out of balance.More Read - Who is the IPL God of 2020?
The World Cup will be staged in India for the first time in 12 years, and Dil Jashn Bole brilliantly captures the happiness, laughter, and excitement that the occasion promises to bring to all of us.Dil Jashn Bole, the forthcoming World Cup's official theme song, was presented by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday. This year's World Cup will be held in India.Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh plays the major part in the music video, which was created by Pritam as a celebration of cricket and India. A number of other well-known celebrities and content creators are also featured, including choreographer and Yuzvendra Chahal's wife Dhanashree Verma.The World Cup will be staged in India for the first time in 12 years, and Dil Jashn Bole brilliantly captures the happiness, laughter, and excitement that the occasion promises to bring to all of us. The song, which was composed by Shloke Lal and Saaveri Verma, was performed by a number of singers, including Nakash Aziz, Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Jonita Gandhi, AKASA, and Charan. The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 is expected to be the biggest Cricket World Cup ever, with hundreds of millions of fans around the world ready to be a part of it, according to Claire Furlong, the ICC General Manager, Marketing and Communications, in a Star Sports announcement on the release of the song.He remarked that we are eager for the world to hear the song since it so admirably captures India's fire and enthusiasm as well as that of the supporters who will make this event so memorable. He advised people to listen to the song right away and create their own hook-step after it was released since this World Cup will place fans in the middle of the action and the anthem would make them feel more involved in the game than before.In Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium, the 2019 World Cup final between England and New Zealand will be reenacted on October 5 and the World Cup final will occur on Sunday, November 19, also in the same venue.Also Read: Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya set to miss first 2 odis against Australia
As we look ahead to a momentous year of cricket, featuring marquee events like The Ashes and the Cricket World Cup, the question on everyone's mind is: Who are the best cricket players in the world right now? These tournaments will undoubtedly showcase the skills and prowess of some of the finest athletes on the planet. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate the performances of the best cricket players in the world, as they vie for glory and cement their names in the annals of cricketing history. It's a thrilling time for cricket fans, as we witness these exceptional athletes push the boundaries of their sport and vie for the title of the best cricket player on the global stage.Indeed, determining the best cricket players in the world is a complex task, given the diverse formats and demanding schedules they face. While the ICC rankings offer some insight, they don't provide the full picture. Creating such a list involves a delicate balance, considering T20 specialists alongside established Test legends and factoring in current form as well as historical performance.The debate also brings into question whether all-rounders enjoy a natural advantage in these rankings. Should multi-format stars be ranked differently than red-ball masters or short-form experts? These are crucial considerations when compiling a top 10 list of the best cricket players in the world. It's a comprehensive evaluation that recognizes the diverse skills and contributions of these athletes across the spectrum of cricket formats.For all the statistics at our disposal to analyse modern cricketers, this list is still subjective. All cricket fans will have their own view on who should be included and in which order.10. Shaheen Shah AfridiSince making his debut for Pakistan as a teenager, Shaheen Shah Afridi has wasted no time in establishing himself as one of the best cricket players in the world, especially in the bowling department. Standing tall at 6 feet 6 inches, Afridi boasts exceptional pace and has the ability to extract tricky bounce, even on the flattest of pitches in Pakistan and the UAE.What sets him apart is his versatility as a bowler across all three formats of the game. In Test matches, Afridi showcases remarkable control and swing, effectively constraining the scoring rate and keeping batsmen under constant pressure. Transitioning to the white-ball arena, his repertoire includes a deadly mix of yorkers and hostile short deliveries, making him a formidable force both with the new ball and during the crucial death overs. Afridi's prowess with the ball makes him a vital asset in the world of cricket and a player who consistently ranks among the best.9. Suryakumar YadavSuryakumar Yadav, an established T20 sensation, particularly with the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, presents an intriguing challenge when it comes to ranking the best cricket players in the world. Widely regarded as the finest T20 batsman on the planet, Yadav's limited exposure in just 20 ODIs and no Test matches complicates his ranking.Yadav's rise to the global stage occurred relatively late in his career, owing in part to being a late-bloomer and, to some extent, India's delayed call-up. However, what he has unequivocally demonstrated in the IPL and his brief stint in international cricket is his status as a genuine 360-degree hitter. Once he finds his rhythm, he becomes an unstoppable force and a nightmare for bowlers. Suryakumar Yadav's ability to consistently deliver exceptional performances in T20 cricket has solidified his reputation as one of the best cricket players in the world.8. Steve SmithSteve Smith's cricketing record unquestionably establishes him as one of the best cricket players in the world. With a Test batting average of over 60, his prowess in the longest format is truly remarkable. While his white-ball cricket contributions are relatively limited, he boasts an impressive record in ODIs.Notably, after averaging over 110 during the 2019 Ashes series, Smith's Test performances have seen a slight dip, but he remains firmly in the upper echelon of Test batters. What sets him apart is his ability to excel on all types of cricketing surfaces, making him a prominent figure in the world of cricket. When the time comes for his retirement, Steve Smith will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the greatest batters of the 21st century.7. Kagiso RabadaSimilar to Afridi, Kagiso Rabada burst onto the international cricket scene at a tender age and has since consistently proven himself to be among the best cricket players in the world. Rabada's exceptional skills transcend all three formats, characterized by his pace and bounce, which make him a potent force even on surfaces that offer limited assistance to fast bowlers.In the wake of a golden era for South African fast bowling spearheaded by legends like Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, Rabada has seamlessly assumed the role of the team's bowling leader. His performance statistics are nothing short of outstanding, with a historically remarkable Test match strike rate further solidifying his status as one of the premier cricketers in the world today.6. Babar AzamBabar Azam's cricketing journey began with a stellar performance for Pakistan in white-ball formats, but he has since evolved into one of the nation's all-time greatest batters. Azam boasts impressive statistics across Tests, ODIs, and T20s, often shouldering the burden of carrying a subpar Pakistan batting lineup.Drawing inevitable comparisons to the illustrious Fab Four, Babar Azam has, in recent years, eclipsed several members of that quartet. Remarkably, he won't even turn 30 until October 2024, setting the stage for what could be an all-time great career, placing him in the esteemed company of past Pakistani icons like Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Mohammad Yousuf. In the current cricketing landscape, Babar Azam undoubtedly stands as one of the best cricket players in the world, with a bright future ahead.5. Joe RootWhile Joe Root's batting averages may not shine as brightly as some of the other elite batters around the world, it's important to consider that a significant portion of his cricket career has unfolded on the challenging pitches of England. Despite this, Root has unquestionably established himself as one of the finest players of his generation, making a strong case as England's greatest ever batter.It's worth noting that his absence from England's white-ball teams could potentially be used against him in discussions about the best cricket player in the world. However, this is more a reflection of the depth and quality of England's batting options in shorter formats rather than a limitation of Root's talents. Root's remarkable cricketing skills and consistent performances in Test cricket have solidified his place among the cricketing elite.4. Jasprit BumrahWhen Jasprit Bumrah is in peak form and fitness, he undeniably stands as the most complete fast bowler in world cricket. His unique, jerky action, combined with a short run-up, poses a formidable challenge for batters, making it exceedingly difficult for them to read his deliveries. Bumrah's repertoire of skills allows him to torment batters in various ways.Whether it's swinging and seaming the red ball to create awkward angles or deploying a hostile bouncer with the white ball, Bumrah exhibits a remarkable range of variations and an uncanny ability to deliver pinpoint yorkers. His unorthodox approach is precisely what makes him the quintessential modern pace bowler, capable of adapting to different formats and conditions. In discussions about the best cricket player in the world, Jasprit Bumrah's diverse skillset and consistent performance rightfully earn him a prominent spot among the cricketing elite.3. Shakib Al HasanShakib Al Hasan's cricketing journey has often been overlooked, making him one of the most underrated players in the sport's history. Using a traditional and somewhat simplistic measure of an all-rounder, it's notable that Shakib boasts a higher batting average than his bowling average in Tests, ODIs, and T20s. Furthermore, he holds the coveted position of the number one all-rounder in both T20Is and ODIs, and he's ranked third in Tests according to the ICC rankings.Despite moments of controversy in his career, Shakib's true value may only be fully appreciated once he decides to retire from the game. He remains the standout performer for Bangladesh and has consistently delivered exceptional performances, making him not only one of the best cricket players in the world but also a symbol of inspiration for his nation.2. Rashid KhanRashid Khan, while not relying on significant spin, has masterfully wielded his leg-spinners to become one of the most lethal weapons in white-ball cricket. His red-ball career has also shown remarkable promise, particularly with Afghanistan's newfound Test status.Known for his pinpoint accuracy and a googly that is notoriously hard to read, Khan has excelled across various short-form leagues and boasts a stellar record in over 150 white-ball matches for Afghanistan. In addition to his bowling prowess, Rashid Khan has demonstrated his worth as a versatile all-rounder, often contributing valuable runs to the team when wielding the willow. His consistent performances have rightfully earned him recognition as one of the best cricket players in the world, particularly in the limited-overs formats.1. Ben StokesBen Stokes may not hold the title of the best batsman or the best bowler in the world, and he might not even top the statistical charts as the best all-rounder. However, when the pressure is at its peak, Stokes is undeniably the man you want with either bat or ball in hand. His career is punctuated by headlines such as two World Cup triumphs and the nearly unbelievable heroics at Headingley in 2019. Yet, beyond these historic moments, Stokes has consistently been the match-winner for his team on countless occasions.In 2022, when he took on the Test captaincy, the Christchurch-born all-rounder orchestrated a remarkable transformation, turning England from one of the world's weakest teams into an unstoppable force. In the process, he reinvented the way the world perceives the five-day game.Although Stokes's statistics may not always stand out, and he has recently retired from ODI cricket, he has remained a match-winner across all formats throughout his illustrious career. His leadership has proven transformative, making him a captain who can reshape a team's destiny. When assembling a lineup for a one-off match in any format, few cricketers can stake a claim to inclusion as firmly as Ben Stokes. He is, without a doubt, one of the best cricket players in the world.
Hardik Pandya, the talented Indian cricketer, has not only made a name for himself with his exceptional skills on the field, but has also accumulated significant wealth. The Baroda all-rounder is seen as the future India white-ball captain and continues to lead the T20I side in the absence of Rohit Sharma.As the star all-rounder grows in his career, let's delve into Hardik Pandya's net worth and explore how much he earns both from cricket and various brand endorsements.Hardik Pandya Cricket Contracts and Match FeesAs an integral part of the Indian national cricket team, Pandya receives a substantial income through his central contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He falls under the A category, which guarantees him an annual retainer fee of INR 5 crore (approximately USD 700,000). Additionally, he earns match fees for every game he plays for India.Hardik Pandya IPL Earnings Apart from representing his country at the international level, Hardik is also a key player in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He played for Mumbai Indians from 2015 until 2022, when he signed up for Gujarat Titans to lead them to the title. His performances have earned him lucrative contracts over the years. In IPL auctions, franchises have shown great interest in acquiring his services due to his explosive batting and effective bowling skills. Ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Pandya was drafted in by Gujarat Titans, a franchise that made its debut in the league that year, for a whopping Rs 15 Crore. According to Forbes, Hardik rakes in a substantial sum of Rs 24.87 crore in income annually. However, when it comes to his Instagram earnings, he brings home a whopping Rs 65,94,622.80 for each post, according to data shared by Mansworld India.Hardik Pandya Net Worth in Rupees The Baroda cricketer - who made his international debut in 2016 - has been a vital member of India's limited-overs side. By the end of the IPL 2023 season, in which he led Gujarat Titans to the final, Hardik had reportedly accumulated a net worth of Rs 91 crore ($11 million approximately).Hardik Pandya Brand Endorsements Hardik's popularity extends beyond just cricket grounds. With his charismatic personality and stylish image, he has become a sought-after brand ambassador. Several renowned companies have roped him in to endorse their products or services. Some prominent brands associated with him include Dream11, BoAt, and many more. These endorsements contribute significantly to his net worth.Investments and Assets of Hardik Pandya Like many other successful athletes, Hardik has made wise investment decisions to grow his wealth. He owns multiple properties in India, including a lavish house in his hometown Vadodara. Moreover, he possesses a collection of luxury cars that add to his overall assets.Hardik Pandya's Personal Life and Philanthropy Hardik's personal life also plays a role in shaping his net worth. He has been known for leading an extravagant lifestyle and often shares glimpses of it on social media platforms like Instagram. The cricketer also earns a good amount of money via paid promotions on social media. He commands 26.7 million followers on the image and video-sharing application Instagram and enjoys a massive 9.5 million followers on micro-blogging site X, formerly known as Twitter. Additionally, he actively participates in various charitable causes and donations. Hardik has accumulated substantial wealth through cricket contracts, match fees, IPL earnings, brand endorsements, investments, and assets. With each passing year and remarkable performance on the field, his net worth continues to soar higher. Alongside being an exceptional cricketer representing India globally, he has become a prominent figure in the world of sports business as well.FAQsQ. Who is Hardik Pandya? Hardik Pandya is a talented Indian cricketer.Q. How did Hardik Pandya accumulate significant wealth? Hardik Pandya accumulated significant wealth through his career in cricket and various brand endorsements.Q. What is Hardik Pandya's net worth? The exact net worth of Hardik Pandya is not mentioned in the article.Q. How much does Hardik Pandya earn from cricket and brand endorsements? The article explores how much he earns both from cricket and various brand endorsements.
Brendon McCullum, Adam Gilchrist and Ben Stokes are the only three batters to smash 100 or more sixes in Test cricket.England all-rounder and Test captain Ben Stokes has hit the most sixes in Tests. He recently overtook Brendon McCullum to take top spot for most sixes in Tests.Stokes, who is captaining England in Tests, is likely to extend his lead for sixes in Test cricket with a lot of red-ball cricket ahead of him.Stokes, in fact, went past McCullum's record with the New Zealander as the coach of the English Test team. England's aggressive style of Test cricket means that Stoke is likely to finish his career with a sizeable lead as far as sixes in Tests go.Meanwhile, after making his Test debut against South Africa in 2004, Brendon McCullum smashed 107 sixes in the 101 Tests that he played. Considered to be one of the most destructive batters in modern cricket history, the former New Zealand captain amassed 6,453 runs in 101 matches at an average of 38.64. His strike rate in Tests was a healthy 64.6.Interestingly, McCullum holds the record for the fastest Test century, having reached the milestone off just 54 balls against arch-rivals Australia in Christchurch in 2016. He was eventually dismissed for 145 off just 79 balls, which included 21 fours and six sixes. McCullum features fourth on the list of most sixes in international cricket, having smashed 398 sixes in 474 matches. Only West Indies’ Chris Gayle (553), Shahid Afridi of Pakistan (476) and India’s Rohit Sharma (464) have hit more sixes in international cricket.Former Australian wicket-keeper batter Adam Gilchrist has also hit 100 sixes in Tests. While Gilchrist clobbered 100 sixes in 96 Tests, Stokes has smashed the same number of sixes in just 82 Tests.Chris Gayle and former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis complete the top five list of most sixes in Tests. Gayle hit 98 sixes in the 103 Test matches that he played while Kallis smashed 97 sixes in 166 Tests.Virender Sehwag has hit the most sixes in Test match cricket for an Indian. The former opening batter hit 91 sixes in 104 Tests and features sixth on the list of most sixes in Tests. Sehwag managed 243 sixes in 374 matches in international cricket.Meanwhile, MS Dhoni features second on the list of most sixes by Indians in Tests. The former India captain smashed 78 sixes in the 90 Tests that he played between 2005 and 2014.Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is third on the list of most sixes by Indians in Tests. Having made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1989, Tendulkar hit 69 sixes in 200 Tests. The India cricket legend ended his illustrious career with 264 sixes in 664 matches.Rohit Sharma and Kapil Dev complete the top five list of most sixes by Indians in Tests. While Rohit has smashed 66 sixes in just 46 Test matches, Kapil Dev hit 61 sixes in 131 Tests. Most sixes in TestsPlayerMatchesRunsAverage SR6sBen Stokes (ENG)92571235.9258.83109Brendon McCullum (NZ)101645338.6464.60107Adam Gilchrist (AUS)96557047.6081.95100Chris Gayle (WI)103721442.1860.2698Jacques Kallis (SA)1661328955.3745.9797Virender Sehwag (IND)104858649.3482.2391Most sixes by Indians in TestsPlayerMatchesRunsAverage SR6sVirender Sehwag 104858649.3482.2391MS Dhoni90487638.0959.1178Sachin Tendulkar2001592153.7854.0469Rohit Sharma47332046.7656.0268Kapil Dev131524831.0579.3361Also Read: Rohit Sharma can be relieved as captain from T20s
Huge sixes in cricket have always thrilled fans and remained a topic of conversation for years to come. While some former cricketers and pundits argue that these colossal hits should receive extra recognition, the precision and reliability of technology, which is regularly scrutinized when measuring such distances, have not supported these claims. Nevertheless, it's always a delight to recall some of the most unforgettable moments in the game. So, let's revisit the longest sixes ever hit in the history of international cricket.1. Shahid Afridi || 153 meters vs. South AfricaMost people consider Afridi to be one of the most dangerous players in cricket. Afridi was an all-round player with a reputation for hard hitting and leg-spin bowling. With 37 deliveries, Afridi also held the world record for the fastest ODI century. The record, held for 17 years, was broken by Corey Anderson. It should come as no surprise that Shahid Afridi is the owner of the record for the longest six hits in international cricket as his name is frequently at the top of lists such to this one. This six that he hammered off Ryan McLaren is one of the most talked-about sixes in cricket history, given the distance it covered.2. Brett Lee || 130 meters vs. EnglandBrett Lee was a key member of the Australian squad that clinched the 2003 World Cup. His Test debut took place in 1999, and he bid farewell to international cricket on July 12, 2012. Lee's Test career came to a close with an impressive tally of 310 wickets, and he secured 380 wickets in One Day Internationals. From 2000 to 2009, only Muttiah Muralitharan outshone Lee in terms of ODI wickets, establishing him as one of the premier bowlers of his era. Among the numerous entries in the list of longest sixes, one that stands out is Brett Lee's monumental hit against West Indies, a shot that originated from an improbable source. In that particular game at the Gabba, Brett Lee contributed 47 runs for the home team, but it's his single six in that innings that remains etched in memory.One remarkable instance was the 2005 Ashes Test at Edgbaston, where Lee nearly steered Australia to a remarkable comeback in a gripping and thrilling match. Despite his aggressive demeanor on the field, Lee rarely allowed his emotions to overcome him. He relished competing against opponents and displayed sportsmanship, even in defeat, often sporting his signature smile. Lee was not only a formidable opponent but also a gentleman off the field, fostering good relationships with players from rival teams. He was one of the few Australian cricketers who was widely admired in India.3. Martin Guptill || 127 meters vs South AfricaGuptill is the first New Zealand cricketer and the sixth overall to make a double century in a One Day International match. His 237 not-out holds the highest individual score in Cricket World Cup matches and the second-best score in One Day Internationals. Guptill's left foot has only two toes. He lost three toes in a forklift accident when 13 years old. He is known as "Two Toes" within the New Zealand cricket team. Martin Guptill of New Zealand is an unsurprising name on this list, having dazzled cricket fans with his incredible power-hitting on numerous occasions. In a T20I match against South Africa in 2012, he smashed possibly the greatest six of his career against Lonwabo Tsotsobe.Martin Guptill's ODI average is 43.51, while his World Cup average is 57. The main disadvantage is that the opener has scored these runs against teams with a weak bowling attack. He's had to contend with teams like Australia, South Africa, and England. Guptill will face all of the teams in the World Cup at least once, so he must ensure that he gets runs against the weaker opponents and the heavyweights.4. Liam Livingstone || 122 meters vs. PakistanOn April 19, 2015, Livingstone grabbed the spotlight with an extraordinary cricket feat. He notched up a stunning 350 runs from just 138 balls while playing for his club team, Nantwich. This incredible performance was hailed as one of the highest individual scores in the history of one-day cricket.In the 2016 season, Livingstone marked his debut in first-class cricket while representing Lancashire. He further solidified his cricketing journey when he was awarded his county cap on April 24, 2017. This honor came after he led Lancashire to their first victory of the 2017 season, while serving as a stand-in captain.Liam Livingstone has established himself as one of England's most esteemed cricketers in shorter-format matches. He is known for his exceptional skills and performances. Notably, in a T20I game against Pakistan at Headingley last year, Livingstone smashed a colossal six that soared to an astounding distance of 122 meters, even leaving the stadium boundaries.5. Corey Anderson || 122 meters vs. IndiaGuptill is the first New Zealand cricketer and the sixth overall to make a double century in a One Day International match. His 237 not-out holds the highest individual score in Cricket World Cup matches and the second-best score in One Day Internationals. Guptill's left foot has only two toes. He lost three toes in a forklift accident when 13 years old. He is known as "Two Toes" within the New Zealand cricket team. Martin Guptill of New Zealand is an unsurprising name on this list, having dazzled cricket fans with his incredible power-hitting on numerous occasions. In a T20I match against South Africa in 2012, he smashed possibly the greatest six of his career against Lonwabo Tsotsobe.Martin Guptill's ODI average is 43.51, while his World Cup average is 57. The main disadvantage is that the opener has scored these runs against teams with a weak bowling attack. He's had to contend with teams like Australia, South Africa, and England. Guptill will face all of the teams in the World Cup at least once, so he must ensure that he gets runs against the weaker opponents and the heavyweights.6. Mark Waugh || 120 meters vs. New ZealandMark Waugh, often referred to as Junior due to being slightly younger than his twin brother Steve, comes from a cricketing family. His brother Dean Waugh also has a cricketing background, having represented New South Wales in both first-class and List A cricket. While Mark has often been in the shadow of his more renowned brother Steve, he remains one of the lesser-acknowledged cricketers in the exceptional Australian cricket team.Mark Waugh, however, has had his fair share of memorable moments on the cricket field. One such instance occurred during New Zealand's 1997 tour of Australia when he faced Daniel Vettori. Waugh showcased his remarkable strokeplay by striding down the track and smashing the ball an astonishing 120 meters down the ground at the WACA. His batting style has drawn comparisons to legendary cricketers such as Stan McCabe, Alan Kippax, Victor Trumper, Charlie Macartney, and Greg Chappell. His elegant and stylish approach to the game aligns him with these iconic names in cricket history.7. Yuvraj Singh || 119 meters vs. AustraliaYuvraj Singh's illustrious cricket career was marked by several accolades, including the prestigious Arjuna Award, India's second-highest sporting honor, which he received from the Indian government in 2012. Yuvraj's exceptional all-round abilities were on full display during the 2011 World Cup, where he etched his name in history by becoming the first player to achieve a remarkable feat - taking a 5-wicket haul and scoring 50 runs in the same World Cup match. His overall performance in the tournament was outstanding, with 15 wickets and 362 runs to his name, earning him the well-deserved title of the "Man of the Tournament." Yuvraj Singh's elegant and masterful strokeplay has earned him a place among cricket's greatest batsmen.Yuvraj's incredible six-hitting prowess was exemplified during the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. In a match against Australia, he showcased his legendary hitting with an astonishing shot, breaking the official record for the longest six ever struck by an Indian batsman. Facing a delivery from Brett Lee that clocked over 90 mph, the left-handed Yuvraj flicked it effortlessly over square leg, sending the ball soaring a remarkable 119 meters.In the subsequent years, Yuvraj Singh dedicated himself to improving his fitness and made a successful return to the cricketing arena in early 2017 after missing the 2015 World Cup and 2016 World T20. Recognizing his experience and skills, Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, saw Yuvraj as a valuable addition, particularly with the 2017 Champions Trophy approaching. Following his comeback, Yuvraj delivered several outstanding innings, including a scintillating performance against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy opener. However, after the Champions Trophy, Yuvraj, along with a few other senior players, was dropped from India's squad. His fielding, which had once been exceptional, notably declined during this phase, highlighting the challenges of maintaining top form over an extended career.8. Mahendra Singh Dhoni || 118 meters vs. New ZealandMahendra Singh Dhoni, fondly known as MS Dhoni, bid farewell to international cricket in all formats on August 15, 2020. His illustrious career was marked by remarkable leadership, guiding the Indian cricket team to several significant victories. Dhoni served as captain during India's triumphs in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Under his leadership, India also clinched the Asia Cup in 2010 and 2016.In the world of One Day International (ODI) cricket, MS Dhoni is renowned for his exceptional finishing abilities. He holds the record for the second-highest number of sixes by an Indian batsman. In a memorable moment during the third ODI of India's 2009 tour of New Zealand, Dhoni, the Indian captain, unleashed a colossal six that traveled an astounding 118 meters.Dhoni's association with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a remarkable tale. When the IPL gained prominence, cricket enthusiasts were eager to see which team would secure the services of the then-Indian skipper. The Chennai Super Kings, backed by an organization well-versed in managing sports, recognized the importance of strong leadership for building a successful franchise. They made a significant statement by signing Dhoni for a whopping 6 crores, making it the highest fee at the time. Dhoni's impact was profound, as he emerged as the third-highest run-scorer in the 2013 season, single-handedly leading CSK to the IPL final. Under his captaincy, CSK secured IPL titles in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021, cementing his legacy as one of the most successful and revered leaders in IPL history.9. Chris Gayle || 116 meters vs. IndiaChris Gayle is widely regarded as one of the greatest Twenty20 cricket batsmen in the history of the sport, and many even consider him the best. His contributions have been pivotal to the success of West Indies teams, which secured victories in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004, the ICC World Twenty20 in 2012, and the ICC World Twenty20 in 2016. Chris Gayle's impact transcends all three formats of the game, and he has set numerous records. His reputation as one of the most formidable and powerful batsmen in cricket history is well-deserved. As a former captain of the West Indies, he holds the world record for the most sixes hit in international cricket and is known for launching some of the longest sixes seen in the game. One such monumental six was his 116-meter strike off Yusuf Pathan during a group stage match in the ICC T20 World Cup against India.His prowess in Twenty20 cricket led to high expectations during the 2008 auction, especially after his remarkable century in the inaugural ICC World T20 in 2007. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) acquired his services with a substantial bid of 800,000 USD. Gayle's next three years were nothing short of spectacular, marked by a century on debut, ending the 2011 season with 608 runs and the Orange Cap, amassing 733 runs and another Orange Cap in 2012, and achieving the record for the highest individual T20 score of 175 not out against the Pune Warriors in 2013, a feat that included a remarkable 31-ball century.10. Ijaz Ahmed || 115 meters vs. IndiaHe smacked Virender Sehwag for a 115m six and crossed one of India's largest stadiums. The visitors were dominant throughout the game, creating havoc on the Indian bowlers and claiming a memorable victory important to Pakistan's Pepsi Cup hopes.
World Cup 2023: India have not beaten New Zealand in a knockout game in any ICC event. Rohit Sharma's men face a stiff test against the BlackCaps when the two sides meet in the first semi-finals on Wednesday in Mumbai.In ShortIndia have lost 9 matches out of 14 games to New Zealand in ICC white-ball eventsIndia have not beaten New Zealand in an ICC knockout match so farIndia will head into the semi-finals of the World Cup as firm favouritesIndia appears unbeatable in the home World Cup. Despite facing criticism leading up to the marquee event, the team has responded like champions, securing victories in all nine matches during the league stage. There's a strong possibility that India could emulate Australia's success in 2003 and 2007 by finishing the World Cup campaign undefeated.Everything seems to be clicking at the right time for India. Rohit Sharma has led from the front in a sensational campaign as captain, and more importantly, as a ruthless opening batter. Virat Kohli has piled up the runs, scoring 594 in 9 matches. The middle-order, unlike 2019, is looking strong with Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul among the runs. The absence of Hardik Pandya has not induced panic; instead, it has brought more clarity to the team regarding player roles. They have opted for a strategy of playing with five frontline bowlers, incorporating all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. India's bowling unit has performed exceptionally well, with Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj causing havoc for the opposition teams. The spin duo of Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav has further showcased their mastery in the art of spin bowling.However, India have to start afresh on Wednesday when they face New Zealand in the semi-finals at the Wankhede Stadium. Yes, Rohit Sharma's men have the advantage of playing in front of a packed crowd, but history doesn't favor the Men In Blue.India and New Zealand have played each other 13 times in ICC events in white-ball cricket, but they have managed just 4 victories. Yes, India defeated New Zealand in Dharamsala a couple of weeks ago but it was the BlackCaps that gave India their toughest test in their dominant run in the league stage.Not many would have forgotten the 2019 World Cup semi-finals. India headed into the semi-finals in Manchester after having topped the league stage. And New Zealand, much like 2023, sneaked through to the semi-finals at the 4th spot. However, Kane Williamson and his men battled past a Virat Kohli-led side into the final.New Zealand did not do anything extraordinary. Like always, they did the basics right. Reading the pitch wonderfully well, New Zealand posted 239 on the board after winning the toss and opted to bat. Despite the game slipping into the Reserve Day due to rain, New Zealand kept their nerves under check and perfectly executed their bowling plans against India.India's top-order was blown away as Matt Henry and Trent Boult ran riot in overcast conditions. India slipped to 5 for 3 after losing Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul for 1 each. Ravindra Jadeja battled hard with 77 and MS Dhoni nearly pulled it off with a 50 but the former captain's heartbreaking run-out sealed the deal - an 18-run win for New Zealand.In the other knockout match that India and New Zealand have played in an ICC tournament (white-ball), New Zealand successfully chased 265 against a Sourav Ganguly-led side in Nairobi.New Zealand, led by Stephen Fleming, won the toss and opted to field. India rode on a 117 from Sourav Ganguly and 69 from sachin Tendulkar to post 264. The total could have been much more but India collapsed from 202 for 1, losing their last 5 wickets for just 62 runs.India's bowling attack, led by Venkatesh Prasad, got the early wickets but a sensational 102 not out from all-rounder Chris Cairns helped New Zealand win the ICC Knockout trophy.IND vs NZ in ICC WHITE-BALL TOURNAMENTS1975 World Cup: India lost by 4 wickets in Manchester1979 World Cup: India lost by 8 wickets in Leeds1987 World Cup: India won by 16 runs in Bengaluru1987 World Cup: India won by 9 wickets in Nagpur1992 World Cup: India lost by 4 wickets in Dunedin1999 World Cup: India lost by 5 wickets in Nottingham2000 Champions Trophy: India lost by 4 wickets in Nairobi (Final)2003 World Cup: India won by 7 wickets in Centurion2007 T20 World Cup: India lost by 10 runs n Johannesburg2016 T20 World Cup: India lost by 47 runs in Nagpur2019 World Cup: No result2019 World Cup: Lost by 18 runs in Manchester (semi-final)2021 T20 World Cup: Lost by 8 wickets in Dubai2023 World Cup: Won by 4 wickets in DharamsalaIndia will certainly head into the semi-finals of the 2023 World Cup as favourites but count New Zealand out at your own peril. The BlackCaps have not had a dominant run in the World Cup as they lost 4 matches on the trot before beating Sri Lanka in a must-win game to qualify for the semi-finals. However, they will be prepared to hand India another tough challenge. Also Read: Top 10 longest crickter six