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Day: August 24, 2022

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From Gopalganj to Kolkata to India ‘A’: Pacer Mukesh Kumar’s cricketing journey

When he was a newbie in the Bengal team, fast bowler Mukesh Kumar got some pep-talk and advice rolled into one from senior fast bowler Ashok Dinda. “Do well on the field so the dressing room cheers for you but don’t do well just for one game.” Taking a cue from Dinda’s words, Mukesh Kumar took 5 wickets in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals against Madhya Pradesh and made a mark for himself. On Wednesday, the Bengal fast bowler was named in the India ‘A’ squad for the four-day games against New Zealand ‘A’ that will begin next month. New Zealand ‘A’ will be touring India for three four-day matches and three one-day games. On Wednesday, the Bengal fast bowler was named in the India ‘A’ squad. Originally from Kakarkund in the Gopalganj district of Bihar, Mukesh had to shift to Kolkata in 20...
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UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw: All you need to know, live streaming, time in IST

UEFA Champions League 2022 Group Stage Draw, Live Streaming Details, Teams, Format, Time in IST: Defending champions Real Madrid and the rest of Europe’s elite clubs will know their route to Champions League glory when the draw for this season’s group stage is made in Istanbul on Thursday. 😮 Most appearances, goals, fastest, youngest, oldest, most successful, biggest wins and more! 🗒️ Group stage records and statistics 👇#UCLdraw | #UCL — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 24, 2022 If there is to be any Champions League newcomer among the 32 group-stage teams this season, it can only be Bodø/Glimt of Norway. The final three qualifiers will be decided Wednesday when the second legs are played in three playoffs. Bodø/Glimt takes a 1-0 lead to Croatia to face Dinamo Zagreb and...
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Horoscope Today, 25 August 2022: Check astrological prediction for Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Leo and other signs – Times of India

The daily horoscope is determined by the position of the moon and sun. A person’s personality is determined by the traits and characteristics given in his horoscope. How would you feel if you come to know what’s going to happen throughout the whole day before starting your day in the morning? Horoscopes give us a hint about all the things that we are going to face for the entire day. Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today. Aries: Today, you may plan for a change in place, it is advised to postpone the decision related to migration. It is also advised to avoid investment in business. By the late evening, situation may be under control. With the help of good advice from one of the elders, you may control the messy situation. Taurus: Today, you m...
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Arjun’s journey: From struggle to find doubles partner to pulling off an upset at World Championships

Back at Ernakulam Rajiv Gandhi stadium, where the city’s best shuttlers assemble to worship the fine art of Badminton doubles, they solemnly attempt the ‘MR Arjun move.’ “The body swivels in a certain direction that makes opponents think I’ll hit straight. Even from the side, you’ll think I’m going down the line,” he chuckles and explains his signature move. But then the wrist and the rest of the body pull off a deceptive backhand shot that flies wildly cross. “It’s from my junior days. I used it today,” he gloated after the Indian No 35 pair of Dhruv Kapila and Arjun shocked 8th seeds Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen to move into Round 3 of World Championships. Arjun trained for two years under India’s former Thomas Cup regular, Sanave Thomas, and grew up to like doubles watching a ric...
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World Championships: After seven losses to Kento Momota, HS Prannoy gets his revenge

HS Prannoy breaks hearts for a living. On Wednesday at the Tokyo Gymnasium, those broken hearts belonged to the stoic, silently accepting Japanese spectators, who watched home contender Kento Momota reduced to helplessness in a 21-17, 21-16 loss, to being just a gravel patch that had come loose off the tarmac, around which the Indian smoothly glided before racing ahead. Causing the biggest upset of the World Championships pretty early, Prannoy ousted the beleaguered second seed, to earn himself a pre-quarters match against fellow Indian, Lakshya Sen. That Sen might prove trickier than Kento-san wasn’t particularly established prior to the match. The Japanese had been a World No.1 for more than 100 weeks – almost unbeatable at one point – and had defeated Prannoy seven times, and lost ne...
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Watch: Virat Kohli catches up with Babar Azam ahead of training session in UAE

India are all set to lock horns against Pakistan in the upcoming Asia Cup on August 28. The Men in Blue have reached UAE and went ahead for their first training session. Team India players greeted their counterparts at the Dubai stadium on Wednesday. Indian players were spotted interacting with Afghanistan players and Virat Kohli was also seen catching up with Rashid Khan.  The 33-year-old showed a heartwarming gesture when he shook hands with Babar Azam. Hello DUBAI 🇦🇪 Hugs, smiles and warm-ups as we begin prep for #AsiaCup2022 #AsiaCup | #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/bVo2TWa1sz — BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2022 The former Indian skipper has gone without an international hundred across formats for nearly three years now and all the eyes will be on him ahead of the high-voltage clash agai...
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Williamson, Boult in New Zealand squad for Chappell-Hadlee series | Cricket News – Times of India

Kane Williamson has returned from injury and will captain New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee one-day international series against Australia while fast bowler Trent Boult is also included, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Thursday. Williamson had missed the final two games against the West Indies last week due to a quad injury but is available for the Sept. 6-11 three-match series in Cairns. Boult, who was released from his central contract with NZC at his own request earlier this month so he could spend less time travelling and more time at home with his family, is also in the 15-man squad. "It's a great rivalry we have with Australia, it's always a huge occasion for the fans, and the team really look forward to it," Williamson said. "You grow up watching the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy ser...
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Wouldn’t have come this far in international cricket without ability to counter situations: Virat Kohli

Former India skipper Virat Kohli has gone without an international hundred across formats for nearly three years now but he feels that there isn't much scope for course correction Former India skipper Virat Kohli has gone without an international hundred across formats for nearly three years now but he feels that there isn't much scope for course correction He doesn't find any particular pattern to his prolonged slump in form unlike 2014, but then to succeed in international cricket for as long as Virat Kohli has, it could not have happened without his ability to counter adversities.The former India skipper has gone without an international hundred across formats for nearly three years now but he feels that there isn't much scope for course correction.The reason being that he isn't h...
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Pakistan sends bowling coach to assist Shaun Tait in Asia Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board has sent a bowling coach from its national high performance centre in Lahore to assist the team's head bowling coach, Shaun Tait of Australia in the Asia Cup, beginning in the UAE from Saturday. Umar Rasheed left on Wednesday to join the Pakistan team on the recommendation of head coach, Saqlain Mushtaq. "One is that since Mohammad Hasnain is in the squad Umar will keep on monitoring his bowling action as he worked on correcting his action when the fast bowler was first reported for an illegal bowling action early this year," a PCB source said. "The idea is that Umar will act as the bridge for proper communication between Shaun Tait and the players." Pakistan has lost its main bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi for the Asia Cup and the seven T20 Internationa...
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Daniel Ricciardo to leave McLaren at end of F1 season

Daniel Ricciardo’s underwhelming time at McLaren will end after the 2022 Formula One season and a year before the Australian’s contract had been due to expire, both parties said on Wednesday. Ricciardo joined from Renault at the end of 2020 but, despite winning last year’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza in a one-two finish, he has struggled to match British team mate Lando Norris’s performance. Sharing the news with his 7.3 million followers on Instagram ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix which ends the sport’s August break, Ricciardo said the development was “bittersweet”. “We put in a lot of effort on both sides but it just hasn’t worked the way we wanted, so the team’s decided to make a change for next year,” said the 33-year-old. pic.twitter.com/ZrPvJy7tB5 — Daniel Ricciardo (...
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What can help Virat Kohli turn back the clock? His life lessons

Virat Kohli has made an important statement. Returning after a month-and-a-half long break from competitive cricket, the ever-popular cricketer was again reminded about his run slump – his last international ton was more than three years back. Speaking to the Star Sports he didn’t dodge the issue. In the same breath that he acknowledged that he was facing the ups and down of professional career, Kohli said that he knew that he can be consistent again. The reason for his conviction was the life-lessons he had learnt. “I know there are ups and downs, and when I come out of this phase, I know how consistent I can be. My experiences are sacred to me. Whatever I have experienced in this phase or in the past, as well one thing that I can ‘So, this for me, is an easier phase to process’.But I ...
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Why is age a selection criteria, asks Sheldon Jackson

Saurashtra veteran disappointed after being excluded from India-A and West Zone squads Saurashtra veteran disappointed after being excluded from India-A and West Zone squads Having tallied almost 2,000 runs in the last three Ranji Trophy seasons, Sheldon Jackson was hoping to be picked for India-A. But the Saurashtra batter, who was last picked for Duleep Trophy in 2015-16 and India-A a season earlier, was not even picked in the West Zone squad for the Duleep Trophy. When Jackson, 35, tried to ask around, he was told he was too old to be picked for the zonal side. The stylish batter and articulate speaker opened up to The Hindu. On his disappointmentIf I am thinking of playing for the country and I am not even picked for the Duleep Trophy because someone feels I am too old, h...
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ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC share spoils in Durand Cup clash

Kolkata giants ATK Mohun Bagan’s wait for their maiden win in this year’s Durand Cup continued as they played out a 1-1 draw against rivals Mumbai City FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Wednesday. The first 20 minutes of the first half saw a spirited ATKMB trying to take an early lead, bolstered by the home support. Winger Liston Colaco made a couple of brilliant moves, first in the second minute and the other coming in the 12th minute. However, both the moves did not give the Mariners an early lead. ATKMB drew the first blood in the 40th minute when a strike by defender Ashish Rai was rebounded off Mumbai goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa, but it was Liston who scored on the rebound. Mumbai could have equalised four minutes later when Greg Stewart found Bipin Singh clear ...
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US Open readies for Serena Williams retirement party | Tennis News – Times of India

Serena Williams will take her final bow on tennis's biggest stage at Flushing Meadows but the US Open is unlikely to provide a fairytale finish for one of sport's most fascinating figures. Tennis has been preparing for this moment for a while, watching as Williams transitioned from champion, to mother, wife, entrepreneur and finally tennis part-timer but in some ways her decision seemed to catch everyone off guard. Even Williams herself. Williams signalled her intention to retire in a Vogue article in early August, saying she was "evolving away from tennis" but never confirming the U.S. Open as her final event. The tennis world, however, is preparing a massive retirement party at Flushing Meadows. Certainly there could be no more fitting place to bring the curtain down on one of tennis'...
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Duleep Trophy: Ajinkya Rahane to lead West Zone, Karan Sharma named Central captain | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A fit-again former India captain Ajinkya Rahane will lead a powerful West Zone side in the Duleep Trophy scheduled in Tamil Nadu from September 8-25. It was reported by PTI last Sunday that Rahane, who is recuperating from a groin injury, will make a comeback to competitive cricket with the Duleep Trophy. The members of Ranji finalist Mumbai team, including internationals like Prithvi Shaw and Shardul Thakur and rising stars like Yashashvi Jaiswal, Shams Mulani, Hardik Tamore and Tanush Kotian have all been picked. From Saurashtra, veteran Jaydev Unadkat has been picked while Rahul Tripathi, who recently made it to the national team, is also in the West Zone squad. The Central Zone also announced its squad and most of the stars of Madhya Pradesh's ranji Trophy winning squad a...
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India A vs New Zealand A: Priyank Panchal named captain; uncapped Tilak Varma, Mukesh Kumar included in squad | Cricket News – Times of India

Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal was on Wednesday named captain of the 16-member India 'A' squad for the three four-day games against New Zealand 'A', starting later this month. Apart from Panchal, the squad also includes the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kuldeep Yadav, and Prasidh Krishna.NEW DELHI: Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal was on Wednesday named captain of the 16-member India 'A' squad for the three four-day games against New Zealand 'A', starting later this month. Apart from Panchal, the squad also includes the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kuldeep Yadav, and Prasidh Krishna. Pace sensation Umran Malik, 22, has also been named in the squad. The selectors also took into consideration performances of those players who fared well in the domestic season and named the likes of Bengal's star b...
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Sarfaraz Khan, Umran Malik named in India A squad to face New Zealand A in September

Sarfaraz Khan and Umran Malik have been named in the 16-member India ‘A’  squad which will face New Zealand A in three unofficial Tests beginning on September 1. The team also includes a number of uncapped players, such as young batter Tilak Varma, medium pacer Mukesh Kumar and Yash Dayal. The experienced duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Prasidh Krishna are also a part of the team. Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal was named captain of the squad. Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy stadium will host the first and the third red-ball games, while the second match will take place at Hubli’s Rajnagar stadium. India A squad for 4-day matches against New Zealand A : Priyank Panchal (c), A Easwaran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Tilak Verma, KS Bharat (wk), Upendra Yadav (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Saura...
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Shubman Gill to play for Glamorgan for remainder of County season | Cricket News – Times of India

SWANSEA (UK): Talented Shubman Gill will be representing Glamorgan for the remainder of the English county season joining a host of Indian players led by Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been plying his trade in the United Kingdom. Gill, who has had two back-to-back Player of the Series awards in ODIs against the West Indies and Zimbabwe, has so far played 11 Tests and nine ODIs for India. He has been in tremendous form of late with one hundred and three fifties in his last six 50-over games. He is also an integral part of the Indian Test squad. According to ESPNCricinfo, Gill will be playing the remainder of the county season for Glamorgan subject to visa approval. Glamorgan plays in the Division 2 of English county. In the current season, Pujara (Sussex), Krunal Pandya (injured, Warwickshir...
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Ajinkya Rahane to lead West Zone in Duleep Trophy

Having missed the Ranji Trophy knockouts in June, Ajinkya Rahane will be looking forward to showcase his hunger for runs as he captains the West Zone squad for the Duleep Trophy Having missed the Ranji Trophy knockouts in June, Ajinkya Rahane will be looking forward to showcase his hunger for runs as he captains the West Zone squad for the Duleep Trophy Ajinkya Rahane is set to take the field in a competitive match after more than three months as the captain of the West Zone squad for the Duleep Trophy, to be played in Chennai next month.Ever since injuring his hamstring in May during the Indian Premier League, Rahane has been out of action. Having missed the Ranji Trophy knockouts in June, Rahane will be looking forward to showcase his hunger for runs.Rahane is one of the eight play...
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Asia Cup | V.V.S. Laxman takes charge as interim head coach of Team India in Dravid’s absence

V.V.S. Laxman has been appointed as interim head coach of the Indian cricket team for the Asia Cup as Rahul Dravid could not board the flight to UAE on Tuesday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 V.V.S. Laxman has been appointed as interim head coach of the Indian cricket team for the Asia Cup as Rahul Dravid could not board the flight to UAE on Tuesday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 V.V.S. Laxman joined India’s squad on Wednesday as the interim head coach for the Asia Cup, starting in the United Arab Emirates from August 27. Laxman has been appointed since Rahul Dravid, the head coach, could not board the flight to the Emirates on Tuesday after being diagnosed with COVID-19.“Laxman, who travelled with the Indian team that played the ODI series in Zimbabwe will oversee the team’s...