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The Hundred: Jemimah Rodrigues smashes unbeaten 92 off 43 balls to win it for Superchargers | Cricket News – Times of India
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The Hundred: Jemimah Rodrigues smashes unbeaten 92 off 43 balls to win it for Superchargers | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS: Star India batter Jemimah Rodrigues roared back to form with a superb unbeaten 92 off 43 balls to power Northern Superchargers to a six-wicket victory over Welsh Fire in the fourth match of 'The Hundred' here on Saturday. Rodrigues hit an astounding 17 boundaries and a six as Superchargers chased down a target of 131 in 85 balls after 'Fire' posted 131 for 8 in 100 balls at the Headingley. The innings gained more significance as Superchargers were reduced to 19 for 4 after 18 balls but Rodrigues' swift counter-attack changed the course of the match in a flash. Rodrigues had a lean patch through the home series against South Africa and the recently concluded limited overs matches in England as she was dropped from the playing XI during both series. On the day, she showed her attac...
Isolation rules frustrating, vaccine has to be trusted: Ravi Shastri after Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran return | Cricket News – Times of India
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Isolation rules frustrating, vaccine has to be trusted: Ravi Shastri after Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran return | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday expressed his disappointment at 10-day isolation rules for anyone who comes in contact of a COVID-19 positive person as it happened with bowling coach Bharath Arun, who has already completed his vaccination course. Arun, along with senior wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and stand bye opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, had to remain in isolation for 10 days as per UK Health protocols as they had been in contact with throwdown specialist-cum-masseur Dayanand Garani. Great to have you back gents 😊#TeamIndia bowling coach B.Arun, @Wriddhipops and Abhimanyu Easwaran have joined th… https://t.co/dth5bxQndr— BCCI (@BCCI) 1627118608000The trio were back in the team bubble on Saturday after completing their mandatory isolation period of one and half weeks. ...
Pakistan Super League to be held in January-February window next year | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pakistan Super League to be held in January-February window next year | Cricket News – Times of India

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held in January and February next year, the country's cricket board said on Saturday following a meeting with the Twenty20 tournament's franchises. The tournament is usually held during February and March every year but the PCB is expecting Australia to tour Pakistan during that window, according to the sport's global governing body International Cricket Council's future tours programme. The 2021 edition of the PSL started in February in Pakistan but was suspended the next month due to COVID-19 cases among staff and players. It was later completed in June in Abu Dhabi, with the Multan Sultans crowned champions. Source link
We will try out new guys but will experiment only after ensuring series win: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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We will try out new guys but will experiment only after ensuring series win: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: India captain Shikhar Dhawan said the team management will try out new faces but only if they fit into the best playing XI during the upcoming three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday. Like India blooded as many as five newcomers in the final ODI, Dhawan indicated on Saturday that he is not averse to experimenting with new men like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy and Devdutt Padikkal in the coming games, but series win will remain a priority. "New guys definitely have the opportunity to play. We have to win the series. In the last ODI, there was a good opportunity to give some youngsters a chance and give them a taste of international cricket, because we had already won the series," Dhawan told mediapersons ahead of the first game. "No...
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India women find Netherlands too hot to handle, lose 1-5 in Olympic hockey opener | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: The Indian women's hockey team fought valiantly in the first two quarters before losing steam to go down 1-5 against world number one Netherlands in their opening pool match at the Tokyo Olympics here on Saturday. Felice Albers (6th, 43rd) scored a brace for Netherlands, while Margot van Geffen (33rd minute), Frederique Matla (45th) and Caia Jacqueline van Maasakker (52nd) were the other goal getters for the three-time champions and reigning Olympic silver medallist. India's lone goal was scored by skipper Rani Rampal in the 10th minute. It was a closely-contested affair till the first two quarters with the brave Indian defence, led by goalkeeper Savita Punia, showing tenacity to thwart Netherlands' persistent raids. The Indians too showed spark in between and mostly relied on co...
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India women find Netherlands too hot to handle, lose 1-5 in Olympic hockey opener | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: The Indian women's hockey team fought valiantly in the first two quarters before losing steam to go down 1-5 against world number one Netherlands in their opening pool match at the Tokyo Olympics here on Saturday. Felice Albers (6th, 43rd) scored a brace for Netherlands, while Margot van Geffen (33rd minute), Frederique Matla (45th) and Caia Jacqueline van Maasakker (52nd) were the other goal getters for the three-time champions and reigning Olympic silver medallist. India's lone goal was scored by skipper Rani Rampal in the 10th minute. It was a closely-contested affair till the first two quarters with the brave Indian defence, led by goalkeeper Savita Punia, showing tenacity to thwart Netherlands' persistent raids. The Indians too showed spark in between and mostly relied on co...
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Mickey Arthur says Sri Lanka is getting better but need depth in batting | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur on Saturday said his team is improving fast but needs to have depth in batting as they gear up for the Twenty20 series against India. Sri Lanka lost the ODI series 1-2 to India but the win in the final ODI gave confidence to Arthur. "We are creating depths across all the departments now. We just have to get that little bit of consistency and that same depth into our batting," Arthur said at a virtual pre-match press conference ahead of the first T20. "For numerous reasons we never seem to put our best batting line up out there. It is being about creating depth for me, but also trying to be consistent. Giving guys clear roles but then allowing them to go out and playing with freedom. We saw a really good example of that in Charith (Asalanka) th...
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Mickey Arthur says Sri Lanka is getting better but need depth in batting | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur on Saturday said his team is improving fast but needs to have depth in batting as they gear up for the Twenty20 series against India. Sri Lanka lost the ODI series 1-2 to India but the win in the final ODI gave confidence to Arthur. "We are creating depths across all the departments now. We just have to get that little bit of consistency and that same depth into our batting," Arthur said at a virtual pre-match press conference ahead of the first T20. "For numerous reasons we never seem to put our best batting line up out there. It is being about creating depth for me, but also trying to be consistent. Giving guys clear roles but then allowing them to go out and playing with freedom. We saw a really good example of that in Charith (Asalanka) th...
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We will try out new guys but will experiment only after ensuring series win: Shikhar Dhawan

India captain Shikhar Dhawan said the team management will try out new faces but only if they fit into the best playing XI during the upcoming three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday. Like India blooded as many as five newcomers in the final ODI, Dhawan indicated on Saturday that he is not averse to experimenting with new men like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy and Devdutt Padikkal in the coming games, but series win will remain a priority. “New guys definitely have the opportunity to play. We have to win the series. In the last ODI, there was a good opportunity to give some youngsters a chance and give them a taste of international cricket, because we had already won the series,” Dhawan told mediapersons ahead of the first game....
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We will try out new guys but will experiment only after ensuring series win: Shikhar Dhawan

India captain Shikhar Dhawan said the team management will try out new faces but only if they fit into the best playing XI during the upcoming three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday. Like India blooded as many as five newcomers in the final ODI, Dhawan indicated on Saturday that he is not averse to experimenting with new men like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy and Devdutt Padikkal in the coming games, but series win will remain a priority. “New guys definitely have the opportunity to play. We have to win the series. In the last ODI, there was a good opportunity to give some youngsters a chance and give them a taste of international cricket, because we had already won the series,” Dhawan told mediapersons ahead of the first game....
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We will try out new guys but will experiment only after ensuring series win: Shikhar Dhawan

India captain Shikhar Dhawan said the team management will try out new faces but only if they fit into the best playing XI during the upcoming three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday. Like India blooded as many as five newcomers in the final ODI, Dhawan indicated on Saturday that he is not averse to experimenting with new men like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy and Devdutt Padikkal in the coming games, but series win will remain a priority. “New guys definitely have the opportunity to play. We have to win the series. In the last ODI, there was a good opportunity to give some youngsters a chance and give them a taste of international cricket, because we had already won the series,” Dhawan told mediapersons ahead of the first game....
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We will try out new guys but will experiment only after ensuring series win: Shikhar Dhawan

India captain Shikhar Dhawan said the team management will try out new faces but only if they fit into the best playing XI during the upcoming three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday. Like India blooded as many as five newcomers in the final ODI, Dhawan indicated on Saturday that he is not averse to experimenting with new men like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy and Devdutt Padikkal in the coming games, but series win will remain a priority. “New guys definitely have the opportunity to play. We have to win the series. In the last ODI, there was a good opportunity to give some youngsters a chance and give them a taste of international cricket, because we had already won the series,” Dhawan told mediapersons ahead of the first game....
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We will try out new guys but will experiment only after ensuring series win: Shikhar Dhawan

India captain Shikhar Dhawan said the team management will try out new faces but only if they fit into the best playing XI during the upcoming three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday. Like India blooded as many as five newcomers in the final ODI, Dhawan indicated on Saturday that he is not averse to experimenting with new men like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy and Devdutt Padikkal in the coming games, but series win will remain a priority. “New guys definitely have the opportunity to play. We have to win the series. In the last ODI, there was a good opportunity to give some youngsters a chance and give them a taste of international cricket, because we had already won the series,” Dhawan told mediapersons ahead of the first game....
Tokyo Olympics: Keeping calm and avoiding mistakes helped us, says Satwiksairaj Rankireddy | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: Keeping calm and avoiding mistakes helped us, says Satwiksairaj Rankireddy | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

The boys had done it again. Upsetting the world class pairs have always been the hallmark of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty. They made a stunning Olympic debut by upsetting third seeds Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin of Chinese Taipei 21-16, 16-21, 27-25 in their Group A first round encounter in Tokyo on Saturday. However, B Sai Praneeth suffered an unexpected 17-21, 15-21 loss against Misha Zilberman of Israel. Satwik said that keeping themselves calm and avoiding mistakes at crucial stages helped them. “We did not want to put pressure on ourselves. We had made some mistakes in the past few tournaments, especially at the closing stages. We wanted to stick to the basics, just serve and get ready, let them earn the point. We just wanted to come here and enjoy our first Olympics. It ...
I dedicate this medal to my country and thank the billion prayers of all Indians: Mirabai Chanu | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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I dedicate this medal to my country and thank the billion prayers of all Indians: Mirabai Chanu | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Five years ago, at the Rio Olympics, Mirabai Chanu could not record even a single valid lift in the clean and jerk round. She broke down, depression seeped in. But even in that state, she did one thing right. Mira didn't give up. She defeated depression, battled through injury and today, did what she couldn't in Rio -- winning an Olympic medal for the country, the first for India at Tokyo 2020. Mirabai ended the Snatch round with a best valid lift of 87kg. In the Clean and Jerk, she declared her first lift to be of 110kg. With a C&J world record of 119kg in her name, it was more likely that Mira would do it. But it still had to be done. She climbed up the stage, looking calm as ever, and got all three green lights, before loosening her grip on the iron bar. It virtually c...
1st T20I: Varun Chakravarthy set for debut as India start favourites versus Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st T20I: Varun Chakravarthy set for debut as India start favourites versus Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy could well be in line for an international debut as a formidable India, with a galaxy of powerhouse IPL performers, start as overwhelming favourites against Sri Lanka in the opening T20 International on Sunday. Having lost a game in the ODI series, Shikhar Dhawan's men would look to go one better against Sri Lanka with a team that is ahead in almost all departments. Coach Rahul Dravid will, however, want to check out Chakravarthy, who can bowl off-breaks, carrom ball and also take the deliveries away from right-handers, having proved his prowess in the Indian Premier League. Having missed out on an away series in Australia and home series versus England due to poor fitness and injury related issues, the 29-year-old Chakravarthy will like his f...
Mirabai Chanu Olympics: Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver in 49kg category in Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Mirabai Chanu Olympics: Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver in 49kg category in Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Mirabai Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics by clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category to open the country's account here on Saturday. The 26-year-old lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With this, she exorcised the ghosts of the 2016 Games where she had failed to log a single legitimate lift. The gold went to China's Hou Zhihui with an effort of 210kg (94kg+116kg) , while Aisah Windy Cantika of Indonesia took home the bronze with an effort of 194kg (84kg+110kg). Considered her weakness in the run up to the marquee event, Chanu attempted 84kg in her first snatch attempt. The Manipuri took her time and cleanly heaved the barbell. She lifted 87kg in her next attempt and r...
Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw going to England, Jayant Yadav not being sent as of now | Cricket News – Times of India
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Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw going to England, Jayant Yadav not being sent as of now | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Suryakumar Yadav has received his maiden Test team call-up and he along with opener Prithvi Shaw will be flying to England as replacements sought by the team management after three players were ruled out due to injury. Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan have been forced out from the ongoing tour. The Test series is due to start on August 4. While Shubman was ruled out due to shin splints suffered during the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, Avesh dislocated a thumb during the warm-up game against County XI. Washington aggravated his finger injury. Off-spinner Jayant Yadav was also supposed to go to UK as Washington's replacement but it has been learnt that as of now only Suryakumar and Prithvi are being sent. A senior BCCI office-bearer confirmed ...
B Sai Praneeth loses opening match on Olympic debut | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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B Sai Praneeth loses opening match on Olympic debut | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: India's B Sai Praneeth suffered a demoralising straight-game defeat against lower-ranked Misha Zilberman from Israel in Group D men's singles, making a disappointing start to his maiden Olympic campaign here on Saturday. Praneeth, a 2019 World Championship bronze medallist and now ranked 15th, was too erratic as he lost 17-21 15-21 to world number 47 Zilberman in a 41-minute match. The 13th seeded Indian will next face world number 29 Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands. In the opening game, Praneeth raced to a 8-4 lead early on but soon Zilberman reeled off five straight points to turn the table as the Indian committed a series of unforced errors. The Indian entered the break with a one-point advantage after Zilberman made an error. Praneeth lacked in his execution, which allowed Zi...