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Cavendish wants to continue racing for two more years | More sports News – Times of India

Britain's Mark Cavendish said on Thursday that he wants to continue racing for two more years, with another appearance at the Tour de France on his radar. Cavendish admitted at the end of 2020 that he was considering retirement, but enjoyed a remarkable return to form last year, sprinting to four stage wins at the Tour de France to equal the record of 34 set by Belgian great Eddy Merckx. The 36-year-old Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl racer, who ensured a winning return to the Giro d'Italia as he sprinted to victory on stage three in Hungary last week, feels fit enough to keep going. "I want to extend my career for at least another two years," Cavendish told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. "It's not just that I want to keep cycling, I feel I can be competitive for at least another two ye...
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PV Sindhu beats Sim Yu Jin to enter Thailand Open quarter-finals | Badminton News – Times of India

BANGKOK: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu remains the lone surviving Indian shuttler in the competition after she sailed into the women's singles quarter-finals of the Thailand Open on Thursday. The world no 7 Sindhu, seeded sixth, took just 37 minutes to get the better of Sim Yu Jin, who had played a pivotal role in Korea's Uber Cup win, 21-16 21-13 in a second round match. Sindhu, who had defeated world number 62, USA's Lauren Lam in the opening round, will next face second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. Yamaguchi beat Korea's Kim Ga Eun 21-23 21-15 21-16 in another second round match. However, Kidambi Srikanth, one of the main architects of India's historic Thomas Cup triumph, exited from the BWF World Tour Super 500 event after handing a walkover to his opponent in the men's sin...
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Asif Ali blessed with a baby girl

Pakistan middle-order batter Asif Ali on Thursday took to Twitter to reveal that he and his wife were blessed with a baby girl. “Mere Ghar Ayee Aik Nanhi Pari! Welcome to the World, Sweetheart!” his Twitter post read. Asif Ali has a gut-wrenching backstory where he had lost his first daughter to cancer. For the rest of his life he will carry the pain of losing his daughter. Cricket can never be an adequate solace. Mere Ghar Ayee Aik Nanhi Pari!💓 Welcome to the World, Sweetheart!#blessed #blessedwithababygirl pic.twitter.com/R2dTGQ3gyk — Asif Ali (@AasifAli45) May 19, 2022 Three years ago, ahead of the 50-over World Cup, Ali’s daughter Dua Fatima succumbed to stage 4 cancer. She was just 19 months old. A day after the funeral, Ali joined the Pakistan squad in England. Back then. Asif ...
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Sift-Surya win 50m rifle prone mixed silver, India finish on top in Suhl Junior World Cup | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sift Kaur Samra and Surya Pratap Singh on Thursday settled for a silver in the 50m rifle prone mixed team event as India finished on top at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. Sift and Surya lost 15-17 to the Polish pair of Maja Magdalena Gawenda and Wiktoro Sajdak in the final. However, Abhay Singh Sekhon and Areeba Khan bowed out in the qualification round of skeet mixed team competition, the final event of the day, finishing a lowly seventh with a combined effort of 134 out of 150. The second Indian pair in the competition, Bhavtegh Singh Gill and Darshna Rathore were no better as they finished further back in the 10th spot with a score of 132. Late on Wednesday, the Indian women's skeet team of Parinaaz Dhaliwal, Darshna R...
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As a captain, Ganguly built a team; not sure if Kohli did: Sehwag | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India batsman Virender Sehwag rates Sourav Ganguly's leadership higher than anyone else in Indian cricket. The former India opener said statistically, Virat Kohli as captain may remain among the best, still, he could not build a team as much as Ganguly did. "Sourav Ganguly built a new team, brought in new players, and backed them through their highs and lows," Sehwag said on Home of Heroes, Sports18's latest offering. "I doubt if Kohli did that in his tenure." The two-time World Cup winner said during Kohli's captaincy, for 2-3 years, there was a trend to change the team after almost every Test, whether they won or lost". "In my opinion, the no 1 captain is the one who builds a team and gives confidence to his players. He (Kohli) backed some players, some he did not," say...
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IPL 2022 RCB vs GT Live Score Updates: Bangalore lock horns with Gujarat in must-win game

IPL 2022, RCB vs GT Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the Squads: Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, B Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Varun Aaron, Yash Dayal. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudesai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Wille...
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BCCI allows full capacity in stadiums for India-SA T20I series: Sources | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In what has come as a great news for Indian fans is that the BCCI has allowed full capacity in stadiums for India versus South Africa five-match T20 international series starting on June 9. According to ANI sources in the board "BCCI to allow full capacity in stadiums for India versus South Africa T20 international series." BCCI had already announced a full capacity crowd for the IPL play-offs. The Covid protocols have eased off as the numbers in the country are not very high and as a result BCCI is now allowing a full capacity for the fans to come and enjoy the match from the stadiums. The Indian team will play a five-match T20I series against South Africa on five different venues which includes New Delhi, Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot and Bengaluru. The series will start on J...
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IPL 2022: Virat Kohli believes he is going through ‘phase of evolution’ | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In a declaration that is not commensurate with his current form, Virat Kohli says he is "actually" going through the "happiest phase" of his life, when he is not receptive to either success or failure. He is "not finding any self-worth or value" in what he is doing on the field now, a far cry from the man known for his intensity and passion, things that made him a cricket icon, besides his incredible range of shots with the bat in his pomp. Kohli has not scored a hundred in competitive cricket for nearly three years and the current edition of IPL happens to be his worst. "I'm actually in the happiest phase of my life. I am not finding any self-worth or value in what I do on the field. I'm way past that phase. This is a phase of evolution for me," Kohli told Star Sports. The form...
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Chandimal, Dickwella cling on as Sri Lanka draw Bangladesh Test | Cricket News – Times of India

CHITTAGONG (Bangladesh): Bangladesh and Sri Lanka drew the first Test in Chittagong on Thursday after Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella hung on for the visitors in a vital seventh-wicket stand. On the fifth and final day the two teams settled on a draw 45 minutes before the scheduled close of play with Sri Lanka on 260-6 in their second innings. Dickwella was unbeaten on 61 alongside Chandimal on 39 not out at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Hosts Bangladesh made 465 in their first innings in reply to Sri Lanka's 397 as Tamim Iqbal (133) and Mushfiqur Rahim (105) played starring roles. Angelo Mathews hit 199 to form the backbone of the Sri Lankan first innings and Nayeem Hasan claimed 6-105 for Bangladesh. On Thursday left-arm spin duo Taijul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan had given...
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Jofra Archer to miss Test match versus India after stress fracture rules him out of English summer

England pace spearhead Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the entire season due to a stress fracture on his lower back, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday, which means he will miss the Test against India in July. “After being diagnosed with a stress fracture to the lower back, England and Sussex seamer Jofra Archer has been ruled out for the rest of the season,” the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement. The worst part is that he is indefinitely out of competitive cricket as the ECB has not set any specific time-frame for his return. “No time-frame has been set for his return. A management plan will be determined following further specialist opinion over the coming days.” India are scheduled to play a Test match (carry over from previous series) along wit...
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IPL 2022 final to start at 8 pm | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The IPL 2022 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 29 will start from 8 pm, and not 7.30 pm, due to a grand closing ceremony preceding it. "The start of the IPL final will be slightly pushed back to 8 pm due to a 40-minute closing ceremony preceding it. Due to Covid, this is the first time since 2019 when the BCCI is organising a closing ceremony for the IPL, and it wants to celebrate the occasion in grand fashion," a source in the BCCI told TOI on Thursday. Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh and music maestro AR Rahman will perform in the closing ceremony. Reportedly, to celebrate 75 years of India's independence, the Board will also put on a show, chronicling the journey of Indian cricket over the last seven decades. A few weeks ago, the BCCI had invited tenders fr...
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IPL 2022: Umran Malik has potential to break Shoaib Akhtar’s fastest delivery’s record, says Parvez Rasool | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India cricketer Parvez Rasool showered praise on Umran Malik, saying that the pacer from Jammu and Kashmir has ability to break former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar's fastest delivery's record. Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran bowled the fastest delivery of IPL 2022 when he clocked 157 kmph during his team's match against Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium, on May 5. The 22-year-old achieved the feat on the fourth ball of the 20th over. Rasool said Umran deserves to be fast-tracked into the Indian team across all formats. "The way Umran is bowling in the IPL, I think he will break Akhtar's fastest delivery's record very soon. Umran is an amazing talent. He is performing well in the IPL and it's a great sign for Indian cricket that these kinds of talents are coming and ...
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Change in format will help Kane Williamson regain form, says NZ coach Stead

Batsman Kane Williamson had a poor season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but New Zealand coach Gary Stead said a change in format from Twenty20s to tests will help the 31-year-old rediscover form in next month’s three-match series in England. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Williamson has returned home from the IPL to attend the birth of his second child after managing 216 runs from 13 matches with a strike rate of 93.5, the worst among batsmen with a minimum of 100 runs.The New Zealand captain is set to return to test cricket after overcoming a nagging elbow injury in the opening match against England at Lord’s on June 2. “He’s a bit disappointed he hasn’t got the runs he wanted during the IPL,” Stead told reporters. “You don’t often see the great players often miss out perhaps as much...
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IPL 2022: A brand new champion this year? Yes, that’s very possible | Cricket News – Times of India

Over the 14 completed seasons of the IPL we have had a total of six teams (Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad) who have won the title. Since SRH won the title in 2016, as many as five titles have been shared between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings from 2017 to 2021. This season though, both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have already been eliminated from the playoffs race. After their narrow 2 run loss vs LSG on Wednesday, in what was one of the best matches of the season, KKR also found themselves officially out of the running. That makes it three former champions and the three most successful teams in the history of the tournament ruled out of contention for the title this year. And that ...
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KKR will invest in Rinku Singh in coming years: McCullum

Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum says young batter Rinku Singh has been their find of the ongoing IPL season and the franchise will invest in him in the coming years. Rinku, who nearly pulled off an epic win with his breathtaking batting against Lucknow Super Giants here on Wednesday, earned high praise from McCullum. “Absolutely he (Rinku) sure has (been the find of the season). Rinku is a player who KKR will invest in, no doubt, over the next few years and we will see him really progress and may even challenge for higher honours in time,” McCullum, who is set to take over as England’s next Test head coach, said at the post-match press conference. Rinku, who scored 40 off just 15 balls, almost took his team to victory in their last league game against LSG at the DY Pat...
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Rinku Singh: My father didn’t eat for 2-3 days when I was injured, recalls KKR’s Rinku Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Rinku Singh, Kolkata Knight Riders' sensational batter, is a remarkable story that has a huge dose of hardships, rejection, dejection and heart-break and eventually success. In between, his story also involves injury scares and a three-month suspension by the BCCI in 2019 for playing in a T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi. Rinku survived all those setbacks, scored a pile of runs for Uttar Pradesh at the domestic level and slowly and steadily achieved success. The left-hander said that the last five years of his career have been challenging, but he didn't lose self-belief during his injury times. The batter from Aligarh said that his father didn't eat for 2-3 days when he heard about his injury. "I wasn't happy staying away from cricket for so long. My father didn't eat for 2-3 days. I...
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Change in format will help Kane Williamson regain form, says New Zealand coach Gary Stead | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Batsman Kane Williamson had a poor season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but New Zealand coach Gary Stead said a change in format from Twenty20s to Tests will help the 31-year-old rediscover form in next month's three-match series in England. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Williamson has returned home from the IPL to attend the birth of his second child after managing 216 runs from 13 matches with a strike rate of 93.5, the worst among batsmen with a minimum of 100 runs. The New Zealand captain is set to return to Test cricket after overcoming a nagging elbow injury in the opening match against England at Lord's on June 2. "He's a bit disappointed he hasn't got the runs he wanted during the IPL," Stead told reporters. "You don't often see the great players often miss out perhap...
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IPL 2022: Quinton de Kock knew he would make it count the day he got going, says LSG assistant coach Vijay Dahiya | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: A bit of frustration came out in Quinton de Kock's uncharacteristic celebration after his blazing hundred against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here. At the post-match press conference on Wednesday, Lucknow Super Giants' (LSG) assistant coach Vijay Dahiya cited the possible reason behind the charged-up celebration by the South African opener. "I will speak about Quinton. Sometimes he got runs, sometimes he didn't (in the ongoing IPL). When we practiced, or when he was knocking or taking throw-downs, he was always saying he never felt so good and how come it happened that he wasn't able to score," Dahiya said. "He also said the day he got going, he would make it count and he did that today (Wednesday night). And the way they (De Kock and KL R...
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IPL 2022 RCB vs GT playing XI, match prediction, pitch report: How will RCB change their playing 11

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans (RCB vs GT) Players List: Gujarat Titans wil aim to continue their winning momentum ahead of the play-offs while Royal Challengers Bangalore need a big victory to keep their last-four stage hopes alive when the two teams face each other in their final IPL league match on Thursday. GT have 20 points from 13 games. RCB, on the other hand, have had a mixed bag this season, registering seven wins and six losses to occupy the fifth spot with 14 points from 13 matches. Scroll down for more details- RCB vs GT IPL 2022 Match Details: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans will take place on May 19, 2022, at 7:30 PM IST at the Wankhede, Mumbai. RCB vs GT match will be broadcast on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Hotstar. RCB vs GT IPL 2022  Pitch Report...
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IPL 2022, KKR vs LSG: Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul feels his team could have been on losing side against Kolkata Knight Riders | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul feels that his team could have ended on the losing side during the thrilling clash against Kolkata Knight Riders. A blistering century by Quinton de Kock and an attacking half-century by KL Rahul saw LSG defeat KKR in a nerve-wracking IPL 2022 match by 2 runs at the Dr DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday. "I should probably get paid more for games like this. We had missed games like this, in this season. Haven't been many games that have gone down to the last ball, maybe some which went to the last over. Happy to be on the other side. Could easily have been on the losing side and have gone back home thinking we lost due to some poor cricket. Good way to finish the last game of the league season. Credit to both teams to make such a brilliant g...