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T20 World Cup, India vs Afghanistan Highlights: All-round India demolish Afghanistan by 66 runs, stay in competition | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup, India vs Afghanistan Highlights: All-round India demolish Afghanistan by 66 runs, stay in competition | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: A formidable India led by their stylish openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul finally put up a near-flawless performance to annihilate a hapless Afghanistan by 66 runs to stay afloat in the ICC T20 World Cup on Wednesday. It could well be a case of joining the party two games too late but a solid batting show to first score 210 for 2 and then bowl the disciplined lines to restrict Afghanistan to 144 for 7 kept their billion plus fans interested. Scorecard | As it happened | Points TableWith their net run-rate finally entering the positive bracket (+0.073), India would now hope that Afghanistan can recover from this drubbing and upset New Zealand, giving Virat Kohli's men an outside chance to qualify for the semi-finals behind Pakistan who are set to top the group. On the day, Ind...
Kidambi Srikanth sails into HYLO Open second round | Badminton News – Times of India
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Kidambi Srikanth sails into HYLO Open second round | Badminton News – Times of India

SAARBRUCKEN (Germany): Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth sailed into the second round of men's singles with a comfortable straight game win over Japan's Koki Watanabe in the HYLO Open Super 500 tournament on Wednesday. Sixth seed Srikanth subdued Watanabe 21-15, 21-10 in 32 minutes. However, HS Prannoy made a first round exit while compatriot Sourabh Verma advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after receiving a walkover in the tournament that was formerly known as SaarLorLux Open. Prannoy went down 21-16, 17-21, 7-21 to lower ranked Irish shuttler Nhat Nguyen in the men's singles match that lasted 57 minutes. Verma, on the other hand, received a walkover in his first round match against Max Weisskirchen of Germany. The reason for the German's withdrawal was not known. Verma will face the...
BCCI appoints Rahul Dravid as head coach of Indian men’s senior cricket team | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI appoints Rahul Dravid as head coach of Indian men’s senior cricket team | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh on Wednesday unanimously appointed Rahul Dravid as the head coach of Indian men's senior cricket team. Dravid is a former India captain. Times of India had reported first that Dravid had agreed to take in the role of India's head coach after a conversation with Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah in the UAE. Dravid had officially applied for the post also recently, but that was seen as a mere formality. BCCI sent a press release which stated, that the former India captain will take charge from the upcoming home series against New Zealand. The BCCI had invited applications for the said position on October 26 to appoint Ravi Shastri’s successor, whose term gets over after the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. 🚨 NEWS 🚨: Mr ...
England’s Tymal Mills ruled out of T20 World Cup with thigh injury | Cricket News – Times of India
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England’s Tymal Mills ruled out of T20 World Cup with thigh injury | Cricket News – Times of India

England paceman Tymal Mills has been ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup due to a right thigh strain, with reserve Reece Topley set to replace him in the squad, the country's cricket board (ECB) said in a statement on Wednesday. Mills sustained the injury while bowling in England's 26-run Super 12 stage victory over Sri Lanka on Monday in Sharjah, with a scan on Tuesday revealing the full nature of the problem. The 29-year-old has picked up seven wickets from four games in the tournament and England are likely to miss his skills and experience in the final overs of matches. England are top of Group I with four wins from as many matches and take on South Africa on Saturday. Source link
T20 World Cup: We were tested by Scotland, need to learn from this, says Williamson | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: We were tested by Scotland, need to learn from this, says Williamson | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Eyeing a semifinal spot in the T20 World Cup, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Wednesday said his team was tested by a spirited Scotland side and will need to learn from the Super 12 clash against the minnows. Opener Martin Guptill blazed away to a 56-ball 93 to set up New Zealand's 16-run win over Scotland, who put up a fight after being set a stiff target of 173. "We were patchy with the ball but we need to move on. Credit to Scotland for the way they played and hit the ball out of the park. We were tested and we need to learn from this," Williamson said at the presentation ceremony. This was New Zealand's second win in the tournament, having recorded a eight-wicket victory over India in their previous outing. "We certainly knew coming into this tournament that there were...
All-round India demolish Afghanistan by 66 runs, stay in competition
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All-round India demolish Afghanistan by 66 runs, stay in competition

A formidable India led by their stylish openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul finally put up a near-flawless performance to annihilate a hapless Afghanistan by 66 runs to stay afloat in the ICC T20 World Cup here on Wednesday. It could well be a case of joining the party two games too late but a solid batting show to first score 210 for 2 and then bowl the disciplined lines to restrict Afghanistan to 144 for 7 kept their billion plus fans interested. With their net run-rate finally entering the positive bracket (+0.073), India would now hope that Afghanistan can recover from this drubbing and upset New Zealand, giving Virat Kohli’s men an outside chance to qualify for the semi-finals behind Pakistan who are set to top the group. India are off the mark ✅#T20WorldCup | #INDvAFG | https://t.c...
Decision making can go wrong when you are on road for long time: Rohit Sharma
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Decision making can go wrong when you are on road for long time: Rohit Sharma

India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma made no bones about the fact that some of the “decision making” during the first two games of the ongoing T20 World Cup against Pakistan and New Zealand was a result of fatigue that has set in after being on the road for a long time. Rohit earned the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his 74 in India’s 66-run victory over Afghanistan on Wednesday. “The approach was different. I wish it was in the first two games as well but it didn’t happen. But that can happen when you are on the road for a long time. Decision making sometimes can be a problem and that’s exactly what happened in the first two games,” Rohit said at the post-match press conference. He then elaborated how decision making can be affected if the mind is not fresh as people are expected to mak...
Varun Chakravarthy out with left-calf muscle injury: BCCI | Cricket News – Times of India
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Varun Chakravarthy out with left-calf muscle injury: BCCI | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Injury-prone mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy's fitness issues cropped up as he was ruled out of India's T20 World Cup game against Afghanistan on Wednesday. "Varun Chakravarthy has a left calf issue. He was not available for selection for this game," a BCCI media statement said. Chakravarthy failed to get a single wicket in the two games that he played and had the injury not cropped up, he was supposed to be benched as neither Pakistan nor New Zealand did have any problem in facing him. Ravichandran Ashwin, who last played an international game in June in the World Test Championship, finally got a game after nearly four and half months. In fact, Ashwin is playing a white-ball game after four years, having last donned the blue jersey in the West Indies back in 2017. Sou...
ICC T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Scotland, Highlights: Martin Guptill leads New Zealand to 16-run victory over Scotland | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Scotland, Highlights: Martin Guptill leads New Zealand to 16-run victory over Scotland | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Opener Martin Guptill's blistering 56-ball 93, which was built around monstrous sixes and authoritative batting, set up a 16-run win for New Zealand over a spirited Scotland in the T20 World Cup on Wednesday. SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENED | POINTS TABLEIn all, Guptill smashed seven sixes and six fours as New Zealand posted 172 for five in the Group 2 Super 12 match. Scotland replied with 156 for five in their allotted 20 overs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Michael Leask blazed away to an unbeaten 42 off 20 balls, but his effort was not enough for the Scots. Most of his big hits were directed towards the mid-wicket region and by the time he was done with his knock, Guptill was overcome with exhaustion in the extreme heat. A valiant effort from Scotland but New Zealand c...
England fan jailed for ‘vile’ Euro 2020 final racial abuse | Football News – Times of India
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England fan jailed for ‘vile’ Euro 2020 final racial abuse | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: A football fan who racially abused England's Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the Euro 2020 final has been sentenced to 10 weeks in jail. Jonathon Best, 52, posted an 18-second video on Facebook in which he made a "grossly offensive" rant about the players following England's penalty shootout loss to Italy in July's match at Wembley. He was sentenced at Willesden Magistrates' Court in London on Tuesday after previously pleading guilty to "sending by public communication network a grossly offensive or indecent or obscene or menacing message or matter". Rashford, Sancho and Saka, who are all black, received a torrent of online abuse after failing to score their penalties as England failed to win their first trophy since the 1966 World Cup. The judge, Denis Brenn...
Shahzad’s leisurely pace; Hamid Hassan returns unscathed and Janat trades in 6s
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Shahzad’s leisurely pace; Hamid Hassan returns unscathed and Janat trades in 6s

Karim Janat would know the pain of being struck for sixes. The other night, Pakistan’s Asif Ali had smeared four in an over of his. But Janat knows a bit about hitting sixes too. In a lost cause against India, he struck arguably the most ferocious of all sixes. Shardul Thakur had just strayed into his body on a fuller length and he just moved his front foot away and whipped the ball over the leg-side with a furious flick of his bottom hand wrists. A semi-helicopter shot that was struck so high that it almost vanished in the flood-lit sky. Like Asif, he comes with a six-hitting reputation striking one in every 10 balls he faces in T20 cricket. Maybe, one night, he will find his night of retribution too by hitting sixes and not getting hit with sixes. India are off the mark ✅#T20WorldCu...
Sri Lanka ‘shattered’ after 250 days in bubble, says Mickey Arthur | Cricket News – Times of India
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Sri Lanka ‘shattered’ after 250 days in bubble, says Mickey Arthur | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Sri Lanka bow out of the T20 World Cup on Thursday with coach Mickey Arthur claiming the team is "shattered" after 250 days in the last 11 months spent locked in a Covid-19 bubble. Sri Lanka, who were champions in 2014, tackle 2016 winners West Indies in their final group game having won just one of their four Super 12 matches. They also had to play three qualifying games in the first week of the tournament last month. "The guys are absolutely shattered. They've given their all for this campaign," said Arthur. Before arriving for the World Cup, Sri Lanka played T20 series in West Indies and England and hosted India and South Africa. "We've been on the road for a long time. In the last 11 months we've been in bubbles for about 250 days," added Arthur. "And these guys are shatt...
At interview, new coach Dravid backs Rohit as captain for shorter formats
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At interview, new coach Dravid backs Rohit as captain for shorter formats

Virat Kohli will be stepping down as T20 captain post the ongoing T20 World Cup and it is understood that BCCI wants a new captain for ODIs as well. Dravid gave an online Powerpoint presentation about the role of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in the future and how it should coordinate with the national team. It’s learnt that he also spoke about how to manage players’ workload and the importance of giving them ample rest, considering the busy calendar. Dravid also spoke about how to nurture the bench strength and how fringe players need to be monitored. It is learnt that the former India captain was the lone applicant for the job. The BCCI, in its press release, stated that its two member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sulakshana Naik and former India pacer RP Singh on...
sunil chhetri:  Sunil Chhetri, football’s first Khel Ratna awardee, says it has been a dream journey | Football News – Times of India
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sunil chhetri: Sunil Chhetri, football’s first Khel Ratna awardee, says it has been a dream journey | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The first footballer to be conferred with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, Indian maestro Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said the journey that he has been through in the last 16 years has been nothing short of a dream. Since his India debut on June 12, 2005 against Pakistan in Quetta, Chhetri has rewritten the country's football history many times and he has now added another feather in his cap by being named for the country's highest sporting award. "I am thrilled, I am really thankful and honoured. I have always said that it is a dream that I have gone through, and it would not have been possible without my family, teammates and coaches I have played under," Chhetri said. "It has been amazing to play for the National team, for so many years, for the number of matches, it...
Fans deserve a team with ‘will to fight’, says new Spurs boss Conte | Football News – Times of India
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Fans deserve a team with ‘will to fight’, says new Spurs boss Conte | Football News – Times of India

New Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has promised fans a team with the "will to fight" for the shirt as he sets about reversing a slump in fortunes for the London club. Former Juventus, Italy and Chelsea manager Conte was sought by Tottenham in the summer as a replacement for Jose Mourinho but for one reason and another a deal was not struck and Spurs hired Nuno Espirito Santo instead. That appointment ended abruptly on Monday when the Portuguese was sacked after only 10 Premier League games, the last of which was a 3-0 capitulation to Manchester United at home on Saturday. Conte, who left Inter Milan at the end of last season after leading them to the Serie A title, said he wants to bring stability to a club that has fallen away drastically since reaching the Champions League fi...
After grooming Colts, Rahul Dravid to coach thoroughbreds
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After grooming Colts, Rahul Dravid to coach thoroughbreds

Rahul Dravid has been appointed the new head coach of the senior national cricket team to succeed Ravi Shastri. His tenure will start with the upcoming home series against New Zealand. The development was on the cards ever since the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) managed to get the former skipper to come on board. He met senior BCCI officials in the UAE during the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dravid is the present Director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and head coach of the India Under-19 and A teams. In that capacity, he has been responsible for grooming several young players who have made the transition to the senior side over the last few years. “It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am reall...
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Always tried to make best use of powerplay, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Always tried to make best use of powerplay, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India

GUWAHATI (Assam): After a remarkable outing with the Indian Premier League franchise Punjab Kings, India opener Mayank Agarwal is all set to feature for Karnataka in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22 starting from November 4, 2021. The 30-year-old batter, who has been a vital part of the Punjab Kings setup since 2018, scored 441 runs in 12 IPL 2021 matches at a remarkable strike rate of 140.44 and an impressive average of 40.09. Reflecting on his performance, Mayank said in a release, "I am very happy with the performances I have put in for Punjab. Some big knocks against the top teams was a very satisfying feeling. There were a few learnings too, and that's something I have worked on post IPL." Being a seasoned campaigner in the T20 format, Agarwal has scored as many as 3834...
Rahul Dravid appointed head Coach of Indian men’s cricket team
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Rahul Dravid appointed head Coach of Indian men’s cricket team

Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men’s national cricket team. Dravid will take charge from the upcoming home series against New Zealand, starting November 17. The decision of Dravid’s appointment was unanimously taken by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sulakshana Naik, RP Singh on Wednesday. Reacting to his appointment, Dravid said: “It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new head coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role.” “Under Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward. Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-...
Mistakes being made since the time Indian team for T20 World Cup was selected: Maninder Singh | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mistakes being made since the time Indian team for T20 World Cup was selected: Maninder Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The defeat against New Zealand has stirred up a hornet's nest in the corridors of Indian cricket. The T20 World Cup isn't over by any means, but consecutive defeats against Pakistan and the Black Caps has brought India's campaign to the brink of elimination in the group stage itself. It's a funny game, and an upset by Scotland or Namibia against New Zealand in Group 2 can still bring the calculators out. But that is not a concession for the Indian team's uninspiring performance, especially against New Zealand, which was a virtual quarterfinal. The first hint of panic among the Indian camp was when Ishan Kishan came out to open the innings with KL Rahul in place of Rohit Sharma, after Virat Kohli lost the toss. It meant a demotion, albeit strategic, for both Rohit Sharma and V...
Honoured to be awarded Khel Ratna alongside some outstanding sportspersons: Neeraj Chopra
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Honoured to be awarded Khel Ratna alongside some outstanding sportspersons: Neeraj Chopra

Named for the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna after winning a historic gold in the Tokyo Olympics, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday said he would continue to work hard to bring more laurels for the country. The 23-year old Chopra, who became only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold in the Tokyo Games, is among the 12 sportspersons named for the country’s highest sporting award. “Very honoured to be awarded the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna alongside some outstanding sportspersons. Aap sabhi ke sahyog aur support ke liye tahe dil se dhanyavad (Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support from all of you),” he said in a tweet. “Koshish ye hi rahegi ki aise hi apne performances se desh ke liya aur success haasil kar paun! (I will continue to ...