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Live Updates, 2nd ODI, South Africa vs England – The Times of India : 18.6 : England : 94/3

Keshav Maharaj to Ben Duckett, OUT! TAKEN! Duckett has given it away! THat was just not neede, he got himself in but has thrown it away! Steps out, does not get to the pitch of it but still goes ahead with the shot. Hits it straight down to long on where it is taken by Janneman Malan, the sub. South Africa continue to stay on top.!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents = function() { (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; ...
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Double delight for Pakistan skipper Babar Azam in ICC awards | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: It was double delight for Pakistan skipper Babar Azam as he was picked for both the 'ODI Cricketer of the Year' and the 'Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men's Cricketer of 2022' on Thursday.A year after he won the 'ODI Cricketer of the Year' in 2021, the charismatic batter continued to dominate world cricket and was the only player to breach the 2000-run mark in 2022 across all formats.Babar went past that milestone in style, amassing 2,598 runs at an imposing average of 54.12.The Pakistani cricketer's eight hundreds and 17 fifties during the calendar year was the best of his career so far.The 2021 ICC Men's ODI Player of the Year continued to rule in the 50-over format, scoring 679 runs in nine matches and it was no surprise to see the 28-year-old win the title for the se...
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It’s global cricketing issue to keep players inspired for all three formats: AB de Villiers | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South Africa great Ab de Villiers feels it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep players "inspired" for all three formats amid the punishing schedule, creating a pressing need for cricket boards and cricketers to have an honest communication over the latter's preferred choice of formats.The 38-year-old, who shocked the cricketing world with his international retirement in 2018, said his playing career too could have been managed better. Three years later, he retired from all forms of cricket.He left the game to spend more time with family, something which has become a luxury for an all-format modern cricketer. Considering the ever-crowded international calendar and mushrooming of T20 leagues around the world, playing all three formats has become impossible without taking...
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EXCLUSIVE: We want to make sure we peak at the right time ahead of the ODI World Cup; Ben Stokes is the best all-rounder in the world: Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England's dominant run in limited overs cricket in recent years is no secret. They are the defending ODI World champions as well as the defending World champions in the T20I format, after winning the last edition in Australia to become just the second team after the West Indies to win the T20 World Cup title twice. England will now aim to defend their ODI World Cup title when they travel to India in October this year for the showpiece event. Over the years, one standout player for the English team has been Joe Root. The former England Test captain has now set his sights on the upcoming tour to New Zealand starting February 16.Root, who is playing for the Dubai Capitals in the DP World ILT20 league being played in the UAE, spoke to TimesofIndia.com in an exclusive interview an...
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Door open for Ben Stokes to end ODI retirement and play World Cup: Matthew Mott | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The door is open for Test captain Ben Stokes to end his retirement from one-day internationals and join England's title defence at the 50-overs World Cup in India later this year, white-ball coach Matthew Mott said.Stokes was named Player of the Match in the 2019 World Cup final when England beat New Zealand at Lord's and was their top-scorer in the final of the T20 World Cup in Australia last year.He decided to quit one-day cricket last year citing his workload but Mott said he would be happy to discuss the situation if things changed ahead of the World Cup in October-November."The door is always open for a player of that quality but we are also very aware that his main focus is red-ball cricket as the captain," Mott told reporters ahead of the three-match ODI series in South A...
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Rishabh Pant only Indian in ICC Test team of 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant's return to competitive cricket is uncertain due to his serious car crash he suffered two days before the new year but the Indian wicketkeeper's stellar performances in Test cricket steered him into the ICC Men's Test Team of the Year 2022.The 25-year-old Pant is also the only Indian to be picked in the team.Pant saw enormous success with the bat in 2022, amassing 680 runs from 12 innings at an average of 61.81 and a strike rate of 90.90. He had two centuries and four fifties in the year.He smashed 21 sixes in Tests in 2022 and was decent with the gloves, producing six stumpings and taking 23 catches.The ICC Men's Test Team of the Year 2022 is out 👀 Find out which players make the XI 📝 #ICCAwards— ICC (@ICC) 1674550899000England skipper Ben Stokes, who transforme...
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Playing in T20 leagues will prepare me for ODI World Cup: Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: With an eye on the ODI World Cup in India this year, former England Test skipper Joe Root is hoping to further fine-tune his 50-over skills by playing in domestic T20 leagues such as the ILT20 in the UAE.While Root has played more than 150 ODIs, scoring 6,207 runs at an average of 50.05, he still feels leagues like the ILT20, beginning in Dubai on January 13, will give him the necessary versatility as England aim to retain the 50-over World Cup."I have a lot of experience in playing 50-over cricket now. I have got a good understanding of how to play in ODIs."I really want to develop my white-ball game further and if there is anything that I can add to my 50-over game, it will come from playing more T20 cricket and putting myself in situations I have not found myself frequently du...
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‘We have to play really well and re-teach the team how to play’: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on upcoming IPL season | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming is quite clear about the upcoming IPL season as he wants his players to play really well after last year's debacle in the cash-rich league.CSK finished ninth in the 10-team tournament in 2022 after clinching the title in 2021.Fleming is quite optimistic about this year's edition as it is set to be played on home-and-away basis after being held inside 'bio-bubbles' for two years but the former New Zealand skipper said players will have to adjust quickly to new ground conditions if they are to do well this season."We have to really play well, and we have to re-teach the team how to play (this season). We've had three or four years almost where we've been away, so our style of play has changed," Fleming was quoted as saying in CSK w...
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Ben Stokes hits out at ICC for not paying enough attention to scheduling | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England Test captain Ben Stokes has hit out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not paying enough attention to scheduling, adding that the rising popularity of domestic T20 leagues across the world is threatening the existence of the longest format of the game.Stokes, who led his side to a 3-0 Test whitewash of Pakistan recently, added that the way Test cricket was being handled and spoken about these days, especially in the backdrop of the growing popularity of league cricket, was hurting him."The scheduling doesn't get enough attention that it should. A great example is England's one-day series against Australia after the T20 World Cup. That was shoving three games in there. It made sense to someone to schedule a series which meant nothing," said Stokes in an intera...
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Will Ben Stokes take over CSK captaincy from MS Dhoni? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spent the third highest amount for a single player at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Friday when they bought England's high-profile all-rounder Ben Stokes for Rs 16.25 crore. And if expert opinion is to be believed, it's a move to pass on the baton of CSK captaincy from MS Dhoni to Stokes."I think so, I think he (Stokes) will be captain. We have seen MS Dhoni try and pass the (CSK) captaincy on; he has not been playing cricket regularly in between the IPL. It's just an opportunity for MS Dhoni to pass the baton. I think yes, they will do it straight away. Ben Stokes will be captain," Styris said during a post-auction show on Jio Cinema.Dhoni had relinquished CSK captaincy in the 2022 edition; but after Ravindra Jadeja failed miserably at ...
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IPL Auction: Best buy for Chennai, Mumbai look at future | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings management, known for its practicality and prudence, pulled off a coup by buying England Test captain and world's premier all-rounder Ben Stokes in what looks like a leadership succession plan as and when Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to hang his boots.Mumbai Indians, a team that has been in transition in the last two years and had some baffling buys at the mega auction last season, opted to invest in Stokes' skill-set heir apparent Cameron Green.Sunrisers Hyderabad have added Harry Brooks in their roster but what they needed more was an option that stabilises their bowling line-up.Here's a look at top picks of all 10 teamsChennai Super KingsBen Stokes (16.25 crore), Ajinkya Rahane (Rs 50 lakh)Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a simple mantra -- rely on tried and te...
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Most expensive! Top 5 buys in record-breaking IPL auction mania | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The 10 franchises went out on a shopping spree as the Indian Premier League 2023 auction turned out to be a record-breaking affair in Kochi on Friday.International players, the all-rounders in particular, laughed their way to the banks as the franchise owners shelled out millions, without any hesitation, catering to the demands and needs of their teams.It was a great time to be an Englishman as three of the top five biggest buys at the auction were from the birthplace of cricket. The mini-auction saw big names attracting big bucks as the auction process swiveled around all-rounders.Here's a look at 5 most expensive buys at the IPL 2023 auction:Sam Curran (England)England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of IPL auctions as he fetched a who...
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IPL 2023 mini auction | Curran, Green, Stokes, Pooran break expensive records

Intense bidding is expected to be the order of the day when 10 teams jostle to grab their preferred players from a limited pool of cricketers, including the likes of Ben Stokes, Sam Curran and Mayank Agarwal, in the mini IPL auction on December 23, 2022.The player pool for the auction has been pruned to 405 with a maximum of 87 slots, including 30 overseas, to be filled by the teams.Click here for live updatesFormer South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has been the biggest beneficiary of the mini IPL auction till date. In 2021, he became the most expensive player in auction history when Rajasthan Royals shelled out ₹16.25 crore for his services.Morris is now happily retired.Also read | Explained | The IPL business model and how it compares to sports leagues globally All-rounder Curran,...
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Sunrisers Hyderabad shell out Rs 13.25 crore for England’s Harry Brook, pick Mayank Agarwal for Rs 8.25 crore | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England batter Harry Brook kicked off the Indian Premier League 2023 auction with a fierce bidding war as the 23-year-old was sealed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 13.25 crore. Brook, who had a base price of Rs 1.5 crore saw a three-way bidding war with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals being the other two franchises alongside Sunrisers. The batter was snapped up for more than 8 times his base price.The Hyderabad-based franchise, who went into the auction with the biggest purse, out bid the RCB and RR to seal Brook.Mayank Agarwal, who led Punjab Kings last year but was released after the season was also picked up by SRH for Rs 8.25 crore. Mayank's base price was Rs 1 crore. Former SRH skipper Kane Williamson was the first player to go under the hammer at...
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IPL Auction: Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Cameron Green in spotlight as 405 cricketers go under the hammer | Cricket News – Times of India

KOCHI: It's time again for the 10 IPL franchises to shell out some serious money to bolster their squads ahead of the next season. The IPL mini-auctions are here and this time the venue is a non-IPL centre, Kochi.Unlike last year's mega auctions, this is a smaller affair with only 87 slots to be filled from a list of 405 cricketers. The 10 franchises are left with Rs 206.5 crore to fill up the vacant slots, which means a tightrope walk at the auction table.Kolkata Knight Riders have the lowest purse of Rs 7.05 crore but they have 11 slots to fill, including three overseas players. Sunrisers Hyderabad in all probability will be the biggest movers at this year's auction as they have the largest purse (available balance Rs 42.25 crore) and largest number of slots (14) to fill.The smaller p...
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Ben Stokes, Cameron Green set to be available for entire IPL 2023 | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In a good news for franchises and their fans in India, top English and Australian stars like Ben Stokes, Cameron Green and Sam Curran are set to be available for almost the entire duration of IPL 2023.As per a communication (TOI has a copy) sent by the BCCI to the 10 franchises on Thursday, just a day ahead of the IPL mini-auction on Friday in Kochi, the English and Australian cricket boards have confirmed that their players are available for the entire duration of the IPL.“Full availability. Players selected for ODI series against Afghanistan will be available from March 30. Players playing final of the Sheffield Shield to be available from March 28,” reads the communication regarding Cricket Australia. “Full availability,” reads the communication regarding England players’ par...
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IPL Auction 2023: When and where to watch, dates, time, live telecast, live streaming, venue | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The spotlight will be on world's premier all-rounders Ben Stokes of England and Australia's Cameron Green who will most likely enjoy a bidding frenzy in the Indian Premier League 2023 Auction, featuring 405 players, that will take place on Friday.The mini-auction, this time will be a one-day event and a maximum of 87 slots will be available in the 10-team auction. 30 of these slots are for overseas players.In the pool of 405 players, 273 are Indians and 132 are overseas players of which 4 are from associate nations.Among the Indians, the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma and Manish Pandey will hope to find a buyer.While Kolkata Knight Riders have the lowest purse available at Rs 7.2 crore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, with Rs 42.25 crore and 13 spots available will be on a shopp...
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Hopeful I’ll go somewhere in IPL auction: England all-rounder Sam Curran | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England all-rounder Sam Curran is hoping to get a good deal in the IPL auction on Friday, but said being in the same "bracket" as someone like Ben Stokes and a few others might affect his chances.The IPL auction will take place in Kochi with all-rounders like Stokes and Australia's Cameron Green, among others, are expected to make big bucks with several teams hoping to bid big on them.Curran, whose base price is Rs 2 crore, can multiply his earnings in the auction and the 24-year-old said he will be keenly following the the action on television."I've been in previous auctions (as well); you go in with your base price. I'll be watching (the auction) on TV. On Friday morning, I guess, when your name comes up, you just say 'keep the paddle up there'," Curran said in a video posted ...
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ICC CEO pitches for more Test-playing nations to tour Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Geoff Allardice is keen to see more Test cricket being played in Pakistan following the successful completion of the three-match series against the Ben Stokes-led England.The three matches, played in Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi, saw spectators give a huge thumbs up to Test cricket, even though the hosts lost the series 0-3.Australia also toured Pakistan earlier this year, with packed stadiums for the three-Test series indicating the fans' craze for the longest format of the game in the country."The fans in Pakistan are passionate about the game and passionate about their team, but most importantly they are welcoming of visitors," Allardice told Pakistan Cricket."I have always had great experiences when I have travelled to Pakistan and ...
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England’s tactical moves in Test series paid off in Pakistan, says Ben Stokes

England’s skipper Ben Stokes shakes hand with Pakistani players after winning the test cricket match against Pakistan, in Karachi. | Photo Credit: AP Captain Ben Stokes believes England adapted well to the conditions in Pakistan with its aggressive and bold tactical moves to register the country’s only second 3-0 test series sweep in the subcontinent. Stokes’ predecessor Joe Root led England to its only other sweep on the subcontinent when it beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in 2018. And England’s ‘Bazball’ approach to test cricket under new coach Brendon McCullum, a long-time star for New Zealand, was the determining factor in Pakistan losing a three-test home series 3-0 for the first time. England signed off on its first test tour to Pakistan in 17 years with an emphatic eight-wicket win on Tuesda...