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Horoscope Today, February 11, 2024: Read your daily astrological predictions – Times of India

Read today's horoscope, February 11, 2024. Today we'll be taking a closer look at what the stars have in store for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Our astrologer has analyzed the movements of the planets and the alignment of the stars to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date horoscope predictions for the day ahead. Whether you're looking for guidance on love, career, or simply a heads up on what to expect, this has got you covered. Let's dive in to see what the cosmos have in store for you today.AriesToday you may be busy in kids issues, You may likely to go for short trips in terms of kid’s academics. You may be able to do difficult task in an easy way. You may spend on buying some artefacts or household stuff, which will improve your life style. You may also spend on your friends an...
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Weekly Horoscope, February 11-17, 2024: Astrological Predictions for All Zodiac Signs | – Times of India

Your weekly horoscope is here to provide you with the insight and guidance you need to navigate the ups and downs of life. Get ready to discover what the stars have in store.AriesIn the starting of the week, you may be under positive moon. Last week’s messy situations are going to be gone off now. you can be happy and confident, then, you can help the people around you, and this can raise your status in society. Children's health can be good. You may resolve several issues with the assistance of your way of speaking. You may also plan for some advance course to boost your skills, which can be useful for your career in near future. Love Birds can enjoy moments full of emotions. Students suggested to follow their intuition to require any call in terms of education.In the last few days of ...
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In U-19 cricketers’ journey to WC final, meet those who laid ground for them

The flight from Mumbai to South Africa for India’s Under-19 cricketers was long and tiring. The trek to the final, where they will meet Australia on Sunday in a repeat of the senior men’s World Cup final, was also tough. Their real journey, though, was several years in the making. Many of these young cricketers left the comforts of their hometown, and the warmth of their relatives and friends, so that they could realise their cricketing dreams. Uday Saharan, the captain, was only 12 when he shifted from his home in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district to Punjab’s Fazilka district, 80 km away, so that he could get better training facilities. Vice captain Saumy Pandey and his parents moved from Bharatpur in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district to a rented accommodation in Rewa, 40 km away, so t...
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Ranji Trophy | Looking forward to winning this game for the team: Hardik Raj

Hardik Raj of Karnataka celebrating after taking the wicket of Vimal Khumar of Tamil Nadu. | Photo Credit: VEDHAN M Hardik Raj, playing in his third First Class match, showed he belonged at this level with an all-round performance against Tamil Nadu on Saturday.The 17-year-old scored his maiden half-century and then delivered a tidy spell with his left-arm spin to take two crucial wickets and vindicated the faith shown by the Karnataka selectors. The youngster felt the half-century gave confidence when he came to bowl, saying, “Yeah, it is a positive thing, and inside the dressing room, there is a positive approach. So, it does help. I am just happy and looking forward to winning this game for the team.” Despite his inexperience, he showed great smarts when he tied down Vimal Khumar by...
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Ranji Trophy | Jalaj’s seven-for gives Kerala upper hand after Akshay’s ton

In seventh heaven: Jalaj’s spell had the Bengal batters in a spin. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Bengal’s worst fears came true after tea on the second day of the Ranji Trophy cricket match against Kerala at the St. Xavier’s College ground on Saturday.The pitch changed character from batter-friendly to spin-friendly in the first session. The Kerala innings ended at 363 with Akshay Chandran completing his century. The wicket had good bounce and turn and Jalaj Saxena, found his form and in a mesmerising spell (seven for 67) reduced Bengal to 172 for eight. Akshay acknowledges the applause on reaching his hundred. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Karan Lal (22 batting) — who was bowled off a Jalaj no ball — and Suraj Sindhu Jaiswal (nine batting) added 21 runs for the ninth wick...
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Ranji Trophy | Bowlers put Karnataka in the driver’s seat against Tamil Nadu

Karnataka’s bowlers, led by off-spinner K. Shashi Kumar (three for 41), produced a disciplined bowling effort and ran through the Tamil Nadu top-order to get their side into a commanding position on day two of the Ranji Trophy match here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. Resuming at 288 for five, the visitors were bowled out for 366, with overnight batter Hardik Raj completing his maiden half-century and wicketkeeper-batter S. Sharath chipping in with a vital 45. In reply, Tamil Nadu was tottering at 129 for seven at the end of day, losing seven wickets for 68 runs, with its batters showing poor application and technique. Only N. Jagadeesan (40) looked comfortable taking on the spinners. He got the side off to a good start with a 51-run stand with fellow-opener Vimal Khumar b...
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IND vs ENG Tests | It’s every cricketer’s dream to play for the country, says Akash Deep

Akash Deep has been included in India’s squad for the last three Tests against England. | Photo Credit: V RAJU Akash Deep was on the field playing against Kerala when news filtered through in the Bengal dressing room that the speedster has been selected to the Indian team for the remaining three Tests against England. Bengal coach Laxmi Rattan Shukla took a casual stroll along the boundary line and broke the news to Akash Deep who was fielding in the deep. The 27-year-old bowler was elated but wasn’t surprised at his selection. Akash Deep, was in the radar of the selectors, after his good performance for India-A in the ‘Test’ against England Lions. Among those who were impressed by the fast bowler’s performance was chief selector Ajith Agarkar. ALSO READ: Kohli unavailable; Jadeja, Rah...
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Nikhat Zareen makes light work of home favourite to reach Strandja Memorial final

In boxing, it is often tough to go up against athletes from home country, especially closer to the business end of an event. But when you are as skillful as Nikhat Zareen, it makes life easier. She conquered her Bulgarian opponent in a measured display of attacking boxing to reach the final at the 75th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia on Saturday, leading the way as five other Indians followed suit. The two-time world champion was taking her time at the start against Zlatislava Chukanova, with the home fans in good voice. But the Indian contingent, sat in a group behind the ring, made their voices heard too. The little things matter, and they cheered on every punch that Nikhat landed, letting the judges know she was in control. The opening round was tough, going 3-2 in favour of th...
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FIH Hockey Pro League: Harmanpreet Singh shines as India put on a skillful, controlled show in season-opener to beat Spain

The sly feints were the first hint that India were ‘in the mood’. The cute dinks over the stick were further evidence of it. The drag-flickers nutmegging goalies, defenders making stealing an artform and players putting their bodies in the line to stop the ball from flying into the net only affirmed that India, the repeat offenders in making low-energy starts, meant business.There were goals. Four of them, including a ridiculous no-look slap-hit by Lalit Upadhyay. But it’s the little tricks and flicks; a sneaky run here, a sharp save there that made the team a delight to watch in their FIH Pro League season-opener against Spain at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Spain may not inspire the same level of dread among the Indian players as some of the other teams. But they are no pushove...
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Interview: Mind guru Paddy Upton on why Test batting is proving difficult – ‘Decline in concentration due to intensity and volume of T20 games’

One of the trends so far in the ongoing Test series between India and England is a lot of batsmen have gotten off to starts but haven’t been able to build that into a long innings. In Hyderabad, Ollie Pope’s 196 was a class knock but only other player apart from him spent more than 100 minutes in the middle. In Vizag, while Yashasvi Jaiswal batted for more than a day on course to a double century, not a single other Indian batter spent more than 90 minutes in the middle.Paddy Upton, former Indian men’s cricket team mental conditioning coach, spoke to The Indian Express about what it takes to bat long in Test cricket and the importance of recharging the batteries. What does it take mentally to play long innings in Test matches? There is a difference between attention focus in T20 Cricket...
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India vs England: Once survived twin tragedies within six months, Akash Deep ‘ready to realise’ his dream | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Akash Deep had just finished his spell and was manning the boundary when he heard everyone in the Bengal dressing room clapping in unison and congratulating him.He had just received his maiden call-up to the Indian Test squad for the remaining three matches against England, a reward for his hard work in red ball cricket for Bengal and India A over the past season."I was hopeful that in near future I might get a Test call-up if I keep performing but I didn't expect that it would come by third match itself," Akash Deep's soft voice belied any sense of elation as he spoke to PTI from his hotel room at Thumba in Kerala.It has been a good seven-year journey for the 27-year-old from being the star tennis ball all-rounder in Durgapur to playing first division in Kolkata, followed by...
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IND vs ENG: Axar or Kuldeep? Iyer dropped, Bharat’s last chance, Bumrah-Siraj likely as puzzles fall in place for India

After a chaotic beginning, the pieces are beginning to fall in place for India. For a side that looked undercooked at Hyderabad and managed to get over England by riding on individual brilliance in Vizag, there is new found optimism as they head to Rajkot next week. For a team that will be without the services of Virat Kohli, the timely return of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja (fitness permitting) means they stand a good chance of keeping the momentum intact. The only big call, in Friday’s selection meeting, was to drop middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, who has been struggling for runs, and also, complained of back and groin pain. It is understood that the medical team didn’t raise any red flags to the selectors and Iyer has been dropped following a string of low scores. And having made ...
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Ranji Trophy | Pondicherry vs. J&K – Day two report

Jammu & Kashmir left-arm spinner Abid Mushtaq, right, with the bowling coach P. Krishnakumar at the Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) Siechem ground on Saturday, February 10, 2024. | Photo Credit: S. Prasanna Venkatesan Left-arm spinner Abid Mushtaq followed up his five for 64 in the first innings with another five-wicket haul (five for 17) to leave Pondicherry reeling at 35 for seven versus Jammu & Kashmir on day two of their elite Group-D match in the sixth round of the Ranji Trophy at the Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) Siechem ground here on Saturday.This is Abid’s first-ever 10-wicket match haul in First-Class cricket.Pondicherry had almost bungled the chase of 87 before the day’s play fortunately ended for it. “I thought the game was ours until the last se...
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‘I am begging everyone…’: AB de Villiers tenders apology to Virat Kohli’s family | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Having made a dramatic U-turn to his claim that Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were expecting a second child, the reason behind star India batter's absence from the first two Tests against England, South African legend AB de Villiers tendered a fresh apology to his family.De Villiers's move came after the BCCI confirmed that the former India skipper will remain unavailable for the remaining three Tests against England due to personal reasons."Virat Kohli will remain unavailable for selection for the remainder of the series due to personal reasons. The Board fully respects and supports Mr. Kohli’s decision," the BCCI said in a release.Addressing Kohli's absence during his YouTube show on Saturday, De Villiers apologised to Kohli and his family, acknowledging his "blunder" in a...
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U-19 World Cup final, key contests and tip-off XI: Aussie pacers vs Indian top batsmen, tweaker Saumy vs Oz southpaws

As India Colts take on Australian Juniors in the final of the World Cup in Benoni, South Africa, there are plenty of mouth watering clashes lined up. Australia’s fast bowling has been their trump card in this U19 World Cup campaign, with the trio Tom Straker, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler sharing 31 wickets between them. They will pose a great threat to the Indian top-order, who has struggled against the quality pace attack of South Africa in the semi-final. Indian openers Adarsh Singh and Arshin Kulkarni have not had a fifty-plus opening stand in the tournament so far. India’s top-order looked all at sea against Kwena Maphaka and Tristan Luus and in the final, they will face the music again. Australian pacers Vidler and Straker too are known for extra zip and pace on the ball. Arshin K...
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Ranji Trophy: Rishi Dhawan’s unbeaten 95 gives Himachal Pradesh first innings lead vs Delhi | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh found resilience in the unbeaten 95 from veteran all-rounder Rishi Dhawan and a composed 85 by opener Ravi Thakur, propelling their team to 311 for eight at stumps on the second day of their sixth-round Group D Ranji Trophy encounter against Delhi on Saturday.Having posted 264 on the first day, Delhi now trails by 47 runs with two wickets in hand.Himachal Pradesh aims to extend their lead further, aiming to place pressure on Delhi's fragile batting lineup, which has surpassed 275 only once this season.Starting their innings at 24 for 1, Himachal Pradesh faced adversity, slipping to 169 for five at one juncture. However, Dhawan's assertive innings, scoring at a run-a-ball rate, steadied the ship. His knock featured 16 boundaries and a six, the most notable bei...
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Ranji Trophy | Tanay’s seven-for helps Hyderabad enforce the follow-on against Nagaland

Left-arm spinner Tanay Thyagarajan returned career-best figures of seven for 63 as Hyderabad enforced follow-on against Nagaland on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Plate Group semifinal at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.Resuming at 385 for five, Hyderabad declared its innings at 462 for eight after 79 minutes in the morning session, scoring 79 runs and losing three wickets. When Nagaland batted first, it was jolted very early by pace-bowling all-rounder T. Ravi Teja, who swung the ball late to removed opener Yugandhar Singh, edging to wicketkeeper Pragnay Reddy, and then had Sedezhalie Rupero dismissed in similar fashion. An 84 run stand for the third wicket between the free-stroking Joshua Ozukum (50, 91b, 6x4, 1x6) and captain Rongsen Jonathan (41,50b, 6x4, 1x6) gave Nag...
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CRICKET | Kohli unavailable; Jadeja, Rahul return for the last three Tests pending fitness clearance

Akash Deep, the Bengal pacer, has been brought in place of Avesh Khan. | Photo Credit: V. RAJU Virat Kohli will remain on the sidelines due to personal reasons, thus missing a Test series for the first time since his debut, while Shreyas Iyer has been dropped for the last three games of India’s ongoing five-match series versus England. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and batter K.L. Rahul return to the squad pending a final fitness clearance. Pacer Akash Deep has received a maiden Test call-up in the 17-member squad. Jay Shah, the Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary, announced the squad on Saturday morning after the national selectors met on Friday evening in Chennai to finalise the squad. The Hindu understands that the selectors chose to wait as much as they could to have clar...
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Avengers Assemble: ‘Ahead of World Cup final, U19 captain Uday Saharan told whole team, ‘We can’t lose to Australia again’

When the WhatsApp group of the current India U-19 group was created, most of the talk was regarding India’s ODI World Cup final loss to Australia. The group was formed on November 24, five days after the Ahmedabad heartbreak. Sanjay Dhas, father of Sachin, who starred in the the semis with 96 against the best pace attack of the tournament, describes how the yellow brigade looms large on their legend. “Most talk was about how Australia have always dominated India in the big tournaments. We lost the World Test Championship (WTC) final and then the ODI World Cup final. I have watched the highlights of the 2003 World Cup final so many times with my son. He knows how important it is to beat Australia. I have told him there is no bigger pride than beating Australia in the final. Australians a...
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The story behind J&K spinner Vanshaj’s Ranji Trophy debut

Left-arm spinner Vanshaj Sharma (right) shone with the ball for Jammu & Kashmir on day one of the Group-D match versus Pondicherry. | Photo Credit: S. Prasanna Venkatesan It’s extraordinary for a bowler to claim his maiden five-for on his Ranji Trophy debut. That’s what left-arm spinner Vanshaj Sharma has done.He picked up five for 74 for Jammu & Kashmir versus Pondicherry on the first day of the elite Group-D match in the sixth round of the ongoing Ranji Trophy at the Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) Siechem ground here on Friday. But he didn’t know that he was to play the match. “I didn’t know (about his debut). I reached last night (Thursday night) only. So, they told me this morning that I was playing! “I was playing the C.K. Nayudu (Trophy) match with Baroda in Ja...