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Sachin Tendulkar lauds Team India after victory over New Zealand in second Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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Sachin Tendulkar lauds Team India after victory over New Zealand in second Test | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar lauded Team India after the Men in Blue defeated New Zealand in the second Test match on Monday. India defeated New Zealand in the second Test by 372 runs to clinch the two-match series 1-0. "What a victory for #TeamIndia. Congratulations! A special Test match where wickets in all 4 innings were picked up by Indians!," tweeted Tendulkar. What a victory for #TeamIndia. Congratulations! 👏🏻A special Test match where wickets in all 4 innings were picked… https://t.co/YnxJwdZBcD— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1638767954000Coming to the match, resuming Day 4 at 140/5, overnight batters Rachin Ravindra (18) and Henry Nicholls managed to add just 22 more runs to the total before the former was scalped by Jayant Yadav and the visitors were staring...
3rd unofficial Test: Saini takes 3/42, South Africa A reach 249/7 against India A on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India
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3rd unofficial Test: Saini takes 3/42, South Africa A reach 249/7 against India A on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

BLOEMFONTEIN: India A fast bowler Navdeep Saini snapped three wickets but South Africa A still managed to score 249 for seven on the opening day of the third unofficial Test on Monday. Opting to bat, South Africa A rode on a fifty each from opener Sarel Erwee (75) and middle-order duo of Tony de Zorki (58) and Khaya Zondo (56). While Saini took three for 42, fellow pacer Deepak Chahar claimed one for 35 and left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar picked up two wickets. Saini, who has been impressive in the series with seven wickets so far, gave India A an early breakthrough, dismissing rival skipper Malan (0) in the sixth over, while Saurabh sent back Zubayr Hamza (16) cheaply to reduce the home side to 44 for 2. However, Erwee and Tony took South Africa A past the 150-mark before the latter was...
Asia Youth Para Games: Indian para shuttlers win 16 medals; Palak, Sanjana, Hardik clinch three each | Badminton News – Times of India
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Asia Youth Para Games: Indian para shuttlers win 16 medals; Palak, Sanjana, Hardik clinch three each | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tokyo Paralympian Palak Kohli, Sanjana Kumari and Hardik Makkar secured three medals each as the Indian badminton contingent finished its campaign with 16 medals at the Asia Youth Para Games in Bahrain on Monday. Indian para shuttlers won 4 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze at Riffa city. While Nithya Sre and Sanjana claimed the women's singles gold in SH6 and SL3 classification, Palak and Sanjana combined to win the yellow metal in women's doubles (SL3-SU5) and Nehal Gupta and Abhijeet Sakhuja secured the top position in men's doubles (SL3-SL4). 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐃 𝐌𝐎𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 🤩🇮🇳News coming in, our youth Para-Shuttlers showed top notch performance to win a rich haul of 15 me… https://t.co/Mrb0G7YPDr— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) 1638801796000The silver medallists were Nithya Sre and Aditya Kulkarni (mixe...
South Africa confirm India itinerary starting with Boxing Day Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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South Africa confirm India itinerary starting with Boxing Day Test | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: South Africa and India will start their three-match Test series later this month on Dec. 26 with a Boxing Day fixture in Pretoria, officials confirmed on Monday. The second Test will be staged in Johannesburg from Jan. 3-7, with the third in Cape Town from Jan. 11-15 in a revised itinerary after India requested to arrive a week later than originally planned for the tour. The teams will also contest a three-match One-Day International Series between Jan. 19-23, with the first two games played in Paarl and the third in Cape Town. UPDATED SCHEDULE 🚨The dates for the upcoming #SAvIND tour have been revised. The tour has been reduced to 3️⃣ Bet… https://t.co/3CYzbFuWXQ— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) 1638798215000The Test series will form part of the new cycle of the World Te...
Australia vs England, Ashes 2021-22: Schedule, Squads, Venues, Telecast, Live Streaming — All you need to know
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Australia vs England, Ashes 2021-22: Schedule, Squads, Venues, Telecast, Live Streaming — All you need to know

Australia vs England, Ashes 2021-22, Schedule, Squads, Live Streaming: Australia will be hosting England for the iconic Ashes Test series, starting December 8 and running till January 18. The historic series is played at least once every two years between these two powerhouses and dates back to a series played between them across 1882 and 1883. Since then, 71 Ashes series have taken place and the two nations remain pretty much equal; Australia has won 33, England has won 32 with six drawn series between them. The last series took place in 2019 and resulted in a 2-2 draw – the first since 1972. SCHEDULE Australia and England will face off each other in 5 Tests, starting December 8 and running till January 18. The opening Test will be played in Brisbane from December 8-12 whi...
High time Ashwin becomes a regular in Test playing XI: Mohammad Kaif | Cricket News – Times of India
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High time Ashwin becomes a regular in Test playing XI: Mohammad Kaif | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif feels seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin should be playing both home and away Test matches for the side. Ashwin wasn't included in the playing XI when India locked horns with England earlier this year in the Test series. But the right arm off-spinner performed brilliantly in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand. India defeated New Zealand by 372 runs in the second Test of the two-match series here at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. Ashwin was adjudged as the Player of the Series for his impeccable performance. Kaif said spinners need to be given confidence and Ashwin has done "enough" to deserve the faith. "Another Man of the Series for India's trusted match winner. High time Ashwin becomes a regular in Test playing X...
Ashwin gifts Ajaz Patel his Test jersey autographed by teammates | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashwin gifts Ajaz Patel his Test jersey autographed by teammates | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Cricket is a sport played tough on the field and when you perform the opposing team praises you and respects you. Something similar happened when Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin presented his Team India's Test jersey to Ajaz Patel signed by the entire Indian team on becoming the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to bag all 10 wickets in an innings here at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. "As a mark of respect and something that I enjoyed from the dressing room. I thought I will get my jersey signed by my teammates," said Ravichandran Ashwin while presenting him the jersey. Delighted for the man! Humbling boy next door kind of a story! @AjazP 🤩🤩👏 . Do watch it👌 https://t.co/NbBtOUKMo2— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) 1638782420000Ajaz Patel was thrilled to receive the j...
What’s common between Anil Kumble and Ajaz Patel? The Perfect 10 and cameraman Taqi Raza
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What’s common between Anil Kumble and Ajaz Patel? The Perfect 10 and cameraman Taqi Raza

When Ajaz Patel twirled around in nervous excitement as the ball started to descend towards Rachin Ravindra, Taqi Raza cleansed himself of emotions and watched from the Grand stand at Wankhede stadium. He would give millions watching the game on television a peep into the mysterious art of a spinner with his spin-cam, the mechanical eye that reveals the ripping release and the revolutions of the ball across the 22 yards in slow-motion. Now he held his breath and waited. Ravindra, who would later say how his peripheral vision had made him nervous as it had revealed his team-mates were already celebrating the historical moment, managed to safely pouch it. The crowd erupted, the commentators lost their heads, living rooms in New Zealand and even in India filled with joy but Ra...
India to host Denmark for next Davis Cup tie in March | Tennis News – Times of India
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India to host Denmark for next Davis Cup tie in March | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India have got their first home Davis Cup tie since February 2019 as they have been pitted against Denmark in World Group I contest, scheduled for March 4-5 next year. India travelled to Finland (2021), Croatia (2020) and Kazakhstan (2019, Pakistan tie) for their last three ties. India hosted Italy at home in February 2019 and lost 1-3 in Kolkata. Even though Denmark has a singles player in Holger Rune (103), who is higher-ranked than all the Indian players, it can still be considered a favourable draw for the hosts. It will be the first tie between the two nations since September 1984 when India won 3-2 at Aarhus. The two teams have not clashed much as the only other time they played was in 1927 when Denmark whitewashed India 5-0 in the quarterfinal in Copenhagen. "Thank God...
Virat Kohli is the best Test captain India have ever had: Irfan Pathan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli is the best Test captain India have ever had: Irfan Pathan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Following India's thumping win over New Zealand in Mumbai, former all-rounder Irfan Pathan lavished praise on Virat Kohli, saying he is "the best Test captain the country has ever had". Irfan made the comment on Twitter after the Kohli-led side thrashed the Black Caps by a huge margin, 372 runs, to seal the Test at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. "As I have said earlier and saying it again @imVkohli is the best Test Captain India have ever had! He's at the top with the win percentage of 59.09 per cent and the second spot is at 45 per cent," tweeted Irfan. As I have said earlier and saying it again @imVkohli is the best Test Captain India have ever had! He's at the top… https://t.co/vzLIAKj0eZ— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1638780966000The victory in Mumbai also meant that Indi...
ISL: Jamshedpur FC shock ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1
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ISL: Jamshedpur FC shock ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1

Jamshedpur FC continued their unbeaten run in the season as they handed ATK Mohun Bagan their second consecutive defeat with a 2-1 win in the Indian Super League (ISL) here on Monday. The win took Jamshedpur to second spot in the points table while ATK Mohun Bagan slumped to fifth spot. Seiminlen Doungel (37th) scored the opener for the Men of Steel with a sublime finish from the right flank. Alex Lima (84th) scored the second after coming on as a substitute late in the second half. Pritam Kotal (89th) pulled one back for ATKMB but it ended as too little too late to affect the final scoreline. Another day, another action-packed game in the #HeroISL! 😎@JamshedpurFC extend their unbeaten run while @atkmohunbaganfc pick up their second loss on the trot! Here’s a quick recap...
Saini takes 3/42, South Africa A reach 249-7 against India A on day 1
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Saini takes 3/42, South Africa A reach 249-7 against India A on day 1

India A fast bowler Navdeep Saini snapped three wickets but South Africa A still managed to score 249 for seven on the opening day of the third unofficial Test here on Monday. Opting to bat, South Africa A rode on a fifty each from opener Sarel Erwee (75) and middle-order duo of Tony de Zorki (58) and Khaya Zondo (56). While Saini took three for 42, fellow pacer Deepak Chahar claimed one for 35 and left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar picked up two wickets. Saini, who has been impressive in the series with seven wickets so far, gave India A an early breakthrough, dismissing rival skipper Malan (0) in the sixth over, while Saurabh sent back Zubayr Hamza (16) cheaply to reduce the home side to 44 for 2. #SAAvINDA Day 1 | Stumps Sarel Erwee top-scored with 75 as SA ‘A’ ended Day 1 ...
Technique won’t guarantee runs all the time, but will to fight is key: Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India
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Technique won’t guarantee runs all the time, but will to fight is key: Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: After playing a huge role in India's massive win over New Zealand in the second Test, opener Mayank Agarwal on Monday said that technique does not always guarantee runs but the determination to fight is key to good performance. Agarwal produced a 150-run knock in the first innings and followed that up with a 62-run innings to be adjudged player of the Match. "It feels good to be back among the runs and this knock is special for me. I didn't change anything from Kanpur, I just had the mental discipline and determination," Agarwal said after India's series-clinching win. "The technique isn't going to be the best all the time, it won't guarantee runs, but the will to fight is key." The 30-year-old batter said he was not really thinking of a century in each innings, but should have ...
First India-South Africa Test to be on batting-friendly Centurion
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First India-South Africa Test to be on batting-friendly Centurion

India’s Test series in South Africa will commence at the Centurion on Boxing Day, Cricket South Africa has confirmed. As per the revised itinerary, India will play three Tests and as many ODIs during their tour of South Africa, while the T20Is have been postponed following the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Johannesburg and Cape Town will host the second and third Test respectively, and the ODIs will be played at Paarl and Cape Town. “It is a pleasure for Cricket South Africa (CSA) to confirm the updated schedule for the India men’s tour to South Africa. As announced over the weekend, the tour has been reduced from three series to two: the Test and One-Day International series, taking place from 26 December to 23 January 2022 across four venues, following...
India return to top of ICC Test rankings | Cricket News – Times of India
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India return to top of ICC Test rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India on Monday reclaimed the top spot in the ICC rankings after winning the two-match series against New Zealand, the reigning World Test Champions. India beat New Zealand by 372 runs in the Mumbai Test on the fourth day after drawing the opening match in Kanpur. 🔝India are back to the No.1 spot in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings.#INDvNZ https://t.co/TjI5W7eWmq— ICC (@ICC) 1638775137000India had lost to New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in June. The Virat Kohli-led side now has 124 rating points and is followed by New Zealand (121), Australia (108), England (107), Pakistan (92), South Africa (88), Sri Lanka (83), West Indies (75), Bangladesh (49) and Zimbabwe (31). CHAMPIONS 👏👏This is #TeamIndia's 14th consecutive Test series win at home.#INDvNZ @Pa...
I can’t judge Ajinkya Rahane’s form, only he knows what he is going through: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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I can’t judge Ajinkya Rahane’s form, only he knows what he is going through: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Ajinkya Rahane's slump in form can't be "judged" by anyone, not even skipper Virat Kohli, who feels that his Test deputy needs an arm of assurance around his shoulders as he figures out what exactly is he "going through". The Indian captain, after the team's thumping 1-0 series win over New Zealand, answered some tricky questions, including his own form or the lack of it which, he said, couldn't be connected to any repetitive pattern of dismissals. He also said that some discussions about team combination will happen ahead of India's tour of South Africa later this month. "I can't judge his (Rahane's) form. No one can judge it. Only the individual knows what he's going through," Kohli said when asked about the Mumbaikar's poor patch which has resulted in an average of less than ...
India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: MCA felicitates Ajaz Patel for his rare feat | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: MCA felicitates Ajaz Patel for his rare feat | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai Cricket Association chief Vijay Patil on Monday felicitated New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel, who became only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings. The Mumbai-born Ajaz joined Jim Laker and Anil Kumble in the rare 10-wicket club after taking all 10 wickets of India's first innings in the second Test which the hosts won by 372 runs. India vs New Zealand Test Match 3rd - 7th December 2021 https://t.co/iEks1MIMsf— Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) (@MumbaiCricAssoc) 1638777175000"MCA President Vijay Patil felicitated Ajaz Patel with the score sheet and a momento," a senior MCA official told PTI. He also said that the Kiwi spinner did his bit for the upcoming MCA museum. "Ajaz Patel handed over ball and T-shirt for the museum," the official added. Patel had spen...
India v New Zealand, 2nd Test: It feels good to be back among the runs, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India
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India v New Zealand, 2nd Test: It feels good to be back among the runs, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India opener Mayank Agarwal said on Monday that he felt nice getting back to scoring ways. He added that his focus is now on the South Africa tour which will start from December 26. For top-scoring in both of India's innings with 150 and 62, Agarwal was adjudged 'Player of the match' as India won the second Test by 372 runs and claimed the two-match series 1-0. "It feels good to be back among the runs and this knock is special for me. I didn't really think about the second hundred in the match, but should have converted the sixty. We will relish the abroad challenge in South Africa, so we're looking forward to that too," said Agarwal in the post-match presentation ceremony. Agarwal further explained the mindset of his game in Mumbai after a not-so-memorable outing in Kanpur. "I ...
India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Mindset is same under new support staff, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Mindset is same under new support staff, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Virat Kohli-Rahul Dravid era began with a convincing Test series win against New Zealand at home and the India skipper on Monday said team is following the same "mindset" and objective under the new support staff which was being followed under previous dispensation. The legendary Dravid replaced Ravi Shastri as head coach while Paras Mhambrey and T Dilip became new bowling and fielding coaches respectively in place of Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar. "The mindset is the same to take Indian cricket forward, even with the new management. It's important to keep the standards of Indian cricket and make sure it's always growing," Kohli said after India hammered New Zealand by 372 runs in the second Test. Kohli and Shastri made a successful captain-coach combination, winning several T...