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IPL 2024: Tanush Kotian replaces Adam Zampa at Rajasthan Royals; BR Sharath joins Gujarat Titans | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Tanush Kotian, Mumbai's dependable figure renowned for his crisis management skills, played a pivotal part in their recent record-breaking 42nd Ranji Trophy victory. On Friday, Rajasthan Royals secured his services as a replacement for Australian player Adam Zampa.Kotian was acquired by Rajasthan Royals at his base price of Rs 20 lakh, as announced by the IPL.Despite Adam Zampa's retention under his Rs 1.5-crore contract after bagging eight wickets from six matches for the Royals in the previous season, the Australian leg-spinner opted out citing the heavy workload leading up to the T20I World Cup in June.Kotian, an off-spinner and a handy lower-order batter, was expecting an IPL contract in 2023 after playing a vital role in Mumbai's Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy triumph but...
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Rajasthan Royals’ spinner Adam Zampa withdraws from IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals were dealt a big blow on Thursday when leg-spinner Adam Zampa pulled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) citing personal reasons.Zampa, who was retained by Rajasthan Royals ahead of last year's auction for Rs 1.5 crore, has withdrawn his name following a busy season for Australia. Zampa's manager confirmed the development to ESPNCricinfo.The right-arm spinner was a part of Rajasthan's troika of spinners including India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal.He played six matches last season for the 2008 winners, claiming eight wickets at 23.50 including 3/22 in Rajasthan Royals' win against Chennai Super Kings.Zampa's withdrawal depletes Rajasthan's bowling attack further since they are already without fast bowler Prasidh Krishna, who un...
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New Zealand crumble as Australia win second T20 to clinch series | – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Australia dominated the second Twenty20 international in Auckland on Friday, securing a convincing 72-run victory against New Zealand to clinch the three-match series.Leg-spinner Adam Zampa played a pivotal role, taking 4-34 and dismantling the middle order as the hosts were bowled out for 102 in 17 overs at Eden Park.New Zealand faced early setbacks in their run chase and struggled to mount a significant challenge against the Australian bowlers.Glenn Phillips fought valiantly with a score of 42, but his dismissal in the 14th over, caught at long-on off Zampa, dealt a severe blow to New Zealand's hopes.Devon Conway's thumb injury, sustained while wicket-keeping, added to New Zealand's woes and ruled him out of batting. The extent of his injury raises doubts about his av...
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David Warner, Adam Zampa star as Australia beat West Indies by 11 runs in first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: David Warner showcased his batting prowess by smashing 70 runs off 36 balls in his 100th Twenty20 International, playing a crucial role in Australia's 11-run victory against the West Indies in the opening clash of their three-match series in Hobart on Friday.Australia, after being sent in to bat on a cold and windy evening, posted an imposing total of 213-7.Warner, who joined the exclusive club of players with 100 internationals in each format alongside Ross Taylor and Virat Kohli, led the charge with an explosive innings. His knock included 12 fours and a six, providing a solid anchor to the Australian innings.In response, the West Indies fought valiantly but fell short, managing 202-8 in their allotted overs. Adam Zampa played a pivotal role in Australia's bowling att...
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Why Steve Smith and Adam Zampa are not playing Guwahati T20 against India?

[ad_1] Six Australia cricketers, including Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis and Sean Abott are set set to leave the five-match T20I series against India mid-way and will fly home. Cricket.com.au has reported that Steve Smith and Adam Zampa had already flown home, while Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis and Sean Abbott are set to fly home on Wednesday after the third T20I. Travis Head, who won the player of the match in the semifinal and final is the sole player from Australia’s victorious World Cup squad to remain in India, along with Tanveer Sangha who travelled with the squad as a reserve. Josh Phillipe and Ben McDermott have flown to India and are available for tonight’s match in Guwahati, with Ben Dwarshuis and Chris Green to join the sq...
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From ‘Captain Fearless’ Rohit to ‘Special’ Shami: Top five performers of World Cup – Times of India

[ad_1] MUMBAI: The World Cup trophy was not meant to be his, but India's 'Captain Fearless' Rohit Sharma gave everything on the field and so did Mohammed Shami, who set the record for most fifers in the tournament's history.India's World Cup dream also had Virat Kohli creating history with his 765 runs and notching up the 50th century to finish as the Player of the Tournament, but there were remarkable performers from the other teams as well.South Africa once again crashed in the semifinal stage but looked formidable yet again, courtesy aggressive batters such as Quinton de Kock and Heinrich Klaasen and for New Zealand, the young Rachin Ravindra made it a tournament to remember.As the new cycle begins for the 2027 edition, here is a look at the top performers of the recently-concluded qu...
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IND vs AUS: Mohammed Shami and David Warner key to setting up World Cup final for their teams

[ad_1] The big match in Ahmedabad on Sunday will see India and Australia clash for the second time in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. While India have remained unbeaten in this edition so far, Australia are entering the final on the back of eight consecutive victories. In their encounter earlier in the tournament, India triumphed by six wickets at Chennai. Key match-ups according to statistics Shami against openers India’s bowling to Australia’s top order will be fascinating to watch and all eyes will be on Mohammed Shami, who has 23 wickets in just six outings at an incredible average of 9.1. His tournament figures against left-handers are even more staggering (Balls 52, Wkts 8, Avg 4, economy rate 3.7). David Warner and Travis Head are capable of providing a flying ...
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How Adam Zampa played a key role in turning Australia’s fortunes round at the World Cup

[ad_1] Bowling against India in Chennai at the start of the tournament, Adam Zampa looked like a bowler who was short on confidence. The legspinner conceded 53 runs from eight overs after the pacers did the job of picking up three early wickets defending a small total. He struggled to keep the pressure through the middle overs.For someone who had a decent record against India, he looked like a shadow of himself. However, things might be different this time in Ahmedabad as the leg-spinner has grown strength to strength as the tournament has gone on. When Ashton Agar was injured and the fitness of Travis Head was up in the air, Australia decided to stick with the latter and not try and replace Agar with another spinner in the squad. The decision meant that Adam Zampa would be the frontline...
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Gautam Gambhir calls this batter key for India in World Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has heaped praise on Shreyas Iyer, labelling him the "biggest game changer" in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Gambhir, speaking at Star Sports, highlighted Iyer's remarkable journey, from fighting for his place after injury to scoring a century in just 70 balls during the knockout stage."Shreyas Iyer is the biggest game changer for me in this World Cup.He was injured and had to fight for his place, and to score a century in 70 balls in the knockout is simply outstanding. He'll be the key for India in the final when Maxwell and Zampa bowl," remarked Gambhir.In Wednesday's semi-final against New Zealand, Shreyas etched his name in history by becoming the first middle-order batter to surpass 500 runs in a single edition of the ICC Cr...
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Adam Zampa’s control of length has made him almost unplayable: Daniel Vettori | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Adam Zampa's exceptional control over his length has been a key factor in his success, making him nearly unstoppable in the World Cup, according to Australia's spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori.Zampa currently leads the wicket-taker's list among spinners in the tournament, securing 20 wickets from eight games at an impressive average of 19.20. If Australia advance to the finals, Zampa could potentially become the highest wicket-taker in the ODI showpiece.Despite a slow start against India, the 31-year-old leg-spinner found his rhythm and delivered outstanding performances, taking four-wicket hauls against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and the Netherlands.Zampa's ability to maintain precise control over his length, coupled with his other cricketing skills, has made him a formidab...
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India, South Africa will be tough to beat, admits Steve Smith as Australia look to seal semis berth | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Steve Smith on Monday expressed optimism about Australia hitting their peak at the perfect moment, with a winning streak of five consecutive victories in the World Cup. They stand on the verge of becoming the third team — alongside India and South Africa — to secure a spot in the semifinals.India are poised to claim the top spot on the points table, while South Africa have already secured a place in the final four.Australia have the opportunity to join these two teams by securing a victory in their upcoming match against Afghanistan, scheduled to take place in Mumbai on Tuesday."You do want to be peaking at the right time in the end, but obviously you need to do enough to make the semifinals. I think that would be the beauty of it if we were able to get there," Smith to...
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ENG vs AUS: Australia knock defending champions England out of World Cup with 33-run win | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Adam Zampa delivered three crucial breakthroughs during the middle overs as Australia eliminated the defending champions England from the ODI World Cup with a 33-run triumph on Saturday, securing their fifth consecutive victory.Despite some missed opportunities to convert their starts, the Australian batsmen managed to post a total of 286 against their arch-rivals, with Marnus Labuschagne contributing his highest score of the tournament, 71 off 83 balls.AS IT HAPPENED: ENGLAND vs AUSTRALIAEngland, whose potent batting lineup had struggled throughout their title defense, had a chance to break their losing streak with four consecutive defeats.In the midst of heavy dew, Ben Stokes (64 off 90) fought valiantly while partnering with Dawid Malan (50 off 64) and Moeen Ali (42 ...
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‘Mate, let’s just have a f***ing go. Who cares if you do your back’: How Marcus Stoinis’ words revived Adam Zampa and Australia’s World Cup

[ad_1] Adam Zampa had conceded a total of 123 runs from 18 overs of bowling and nabbed just the one wicket from his first two outings at the 2023 ODI World Cup, This, being entrusted as the only full-time spinner at a subcontinent World Cup. His record in India prior to the marquee tournament had been mighty impressive. Infact, he’d helped Australia beat India in a three-match ODI series only earlier this year. The opening two World Cup games in October suggested anything but. A neck injury and shoulder issues from the recent past didn’t help. Infact, Zampa had to wrestle a back spasm before taking the field against Sri Lanka in Australia’s third match. The leggie has since turned the tide with 15 scalps. What changed? A dialogue with his best mate in the Australian team. You can try you...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 AUS vs NZ | With Warner and Zampa leading the way the Aussies are back to their best

[ad_1] Australian batter David Warner during a net practice session ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against New Zealand. | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV By registering the biggest victory in the World Cup, the Australians have sent a message to the other teams that they are back. The most important gain for them is the return to century-making form of David Warner. Two back-to-back hundreds means that the seasoned left-hander has returned to his best and is peaking at the right time. The other box that was ticked in the massive win against the Netherlands was the skipper Pat Cummins also bowling quick and sharp and thus adding edge to their bowling. Adam Zampa has now taken four wickets in a match three consecutive times which does, to a great extent, relieve the pressure of wh...
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Light show at World Cup ‘dumbest idea’, says Glenn Maxwell | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Australia's record-breaking batsman, Glenn Maxwell, expressed strong disapproval of mid-match, nightclub-style light shows at the World Cup, branding them as "the dumbest idea" and asserting that they cause "shocking headaches."Maxwell's sentiment arose during Australia's victory over the Netherlands, where he achieved the fastest World Cup century in just 40 balls, leading to a record-breaking 309-run win at Delhi's Arun Jaitley stadium.However, the blaring music and flashing lights during the Dutch response did not sit well with Maxwell, who covered his eyes with both hands during the nearly two-minute spectacle."Well, I had something like that light show happen at Perth Stadium during a Big Bash game," Maxwell said after his man-of-the-match knock of 106 off 44 balls...
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World Cup: Glenn Maxwell fires, Australia are title-contenders again

[ad_1] It takes one day. So goes the promotional campaign for the World Cup.However, on Wednesday, it took Glenn Maxwell just 42 balls to potentially change the course of Australia’s fortunes in this tournament, as the fastest hundred in the history of the World Cup set up a 309-run annihilation of the Dutch, the largest victory margin ever in the competition. With matches against India and South Africa out of the way already, they consolidated their hold over fourth spot and on current form, look a good bet for the semifinals. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, like the top scorer and the highest wicket-taker of the current edition, upcoming World Cup fixtures and the points table on the site. Two ...
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Australia vs Pakistan Highlights: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh star as Australia down Pakistan by 62 runs in World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Australia secured a commanding 62-run victory over Pakistan, thanks to a spectacular display of power-hitting from the openers, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh in their World Cup encounter in Bengaluru on Friday.Australia amassed a formidable total of 367-9, with Warner contributing a magnificent 163 and Marsh, celebrating his 32nd birthday, notching up an impressive 121.Pakistan's hopes were dashed by their poor bowling and fielding, notably when Warner was dropped at just 10 runs. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa played a pivotal role by capturing 4 wickets for 53 runs as Pakistan was bowled out for 305 in 45.3 overs. This result left both teams with two wins and two losses in the tournament.AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARDMohammad Rizwan (46) and Saud Shakeel (30) showed some resist...
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Watch: ‘Captain catches captain’ – Babar Azam left bemused after Pat Cummins takes a stunning catch – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam was left stunned after being caught by Australian skipper Pat Cummins at midwicket during the World Cup match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.Pakistan were cruising in their huge pursuit of 368 before Adam Zampa struck to dismiss Babar in the 27th over. Babar pulled the length ball at the stumps but the ball went low and Cummins came up with a spectacular effort to leave the Pakistan captain bewildered.Babar failed to make an impact with the bat so far in the tournament with just one fifty to his name in four matches. His scores read 5, 10, 50 and 18.Talking about the match, openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh both struck magnificent centuries to set up Australia's comfortable 62-run victory.In reply, Pakistan reached ...
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World Cup, Australia vs Pakistan: Steve Smith in search of missing touch | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Former Aussie skipper focuses on sorting out his leg-side game during Wednesday's optional netsBENGALURU: Problems have been plenty for the Australian team which resembles a daddy's army with an average age at a touch above 30. Aging legs and aching limbs have added to their woes, which included back-to-back heavy defeats against India and South Africa before they found form with a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka.Come Friday, they will look to maintain the winning momentum when they run into Pakistan at the M Chinnaswamy stadium here.Having arrived in the city on Tuesday, Australians opted for a training session under lights. But the focus in the Aussie camp was on workload and injury management. Adam Zampa, who played with a back spasm against Sri Lanka, skipped the session along ...