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No coach can create an artist like Mohammed Shami, says bowling coach Paras Mhambrey

[ad_1] Mohammed Shami possesses a rare ability of landing the ball in an upright seam position every single time and no coach in the world can create such a fast bowling “artist”, gushed India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey. File | Photo Credit: PTI Mohammed Shami possesses a rare ability of landing the ball in an upright seam position every single time and no coach in the world can create such a fast bowling "artist", gushed India's bowling coach Paras Mhambrey.Shami, who finished on top of the bowling charts with 24 wickets from seven matches in the ODI World Cup, has been India's go-to bowler in ODIs and Tests. Mhambrey, one of the quietest back-room workers in the current Indian set-up, doesn't want to take any credit for Shami's success. Will India get another talent like Mohammed ...
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‘India played their best cricket in World Cup’: Brian Lara

[ad_1] West Indies cricket Legend Brian Lara. File | Photo Credit: VIVEK BENDRE Legendary cricketer Brian Lara showered praise on Rohit Sharma’s Team India saying that the ‘Men in Blue’ played their best cricket at the ODI World Cup 2023. While speaking to ANI, Lara said that Rohit Sharma’s side did not struggle at the recently concluded tournament.The Caribbean further added that if a team came up short on one occasion against a side like Australia, they would take advantage. The 54-year-old further added that it was a great final match between India and Australia. The former West Indies batter also revealed that he was supporting the ‘Men in Blue’ in the final game of the ODI World Cup 2023. While concluding, he hoped that next time India would get hold of the prestigious trophy. “I w...
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The hurting Indian team needs its 3 a.m. captain Rohit Sharma, and coach Rahul Dravid to continue

[ad_1] During the World Cup, a former India player-turned- broadcaster had bumped into Rohit Sharma on a rest day. What surprised him was not the calm that the Indian captain exuded, but the insight he had about each of his players. Rohit knew their game, mindset and all that was happening in their lives beyond cricket.Those who have played under Rohit talk about his ability to put everybody around him at ease. For someone who wears his authority lightly and is sensitive to the concerns of his teammates, Rohit is a classic 3 am captain. At this World Cup, for a dressing room full of men with fresh scars of physical injuries and mental trauma, Rohit was what the doctor, and the psychologist, ordered. It was this approach that went a long way in Team India’s troubled souls — Shreyas Iyer, ...
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Mohammed Shami ends tournament as leading wicket-taker

[ad_1] Mohammed Shami celebrates the wicket of Australia’s David Warner during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 final match between India and Australia, at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad. | Photo Credit: PTI Indian pacer Mohammed Shami ended the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. Shami, who had missed out on the first half of the tournament, made an entry in India's fifth league stage match against New Zealand and made an impact that a lot of bowlers have not made in their entire World Cup careers. In seven matches, Shami took 24 wickets at an average of 10.70 and a strike rate of 12.20, with the best figures of 7/57. Shami had three five-wicket hauls and a four-wicket haul in the tournament and also gained the best bowling fi...
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ICC World Cup finals | Key points: How Australia managed to dominate mighty Indian batting unit

[ad_1] Fans are seen during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 finals between India and Australia in Ahmedabad on November 19, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Australia's grizzly-haired veterans brought all their big-game experience to the fore, restricting a hitherto rollicking India to 240 all out in the World Cup final in Ahmedabad on November 19. Their dominance over the hosts had multiple focal points to it, while India made a couple of moments of their own through fifties by Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. Here's a closer look at important moments in the match.1. Rohit lives by sword From the beginning of the tournament, Rohit batted only in one gear, evidenced by his strike-rate of 126. On this day, the Mumbaikar made runs at 151. His strategy was clear, blunt the Aussie new ball bowlers and the...
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How Virat Kohli made 2023 ODI World Cup his own | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Besides the title-winning six from Mahendra Singh Dhoni's willow, Virat Kohli carrying batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on his shoulders remains a cherished memory for billions of Indian fans who have the scenes from the victorious 2011 World Cup celebrations at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai close to their hearts. A little over a decade since that day, Virat found himself on a near-similar pedestal as batting legend Tendulkar, minus the World Cup trophy in his hands, which would have completed the picture. Virat was 23 when India, led by Dhoni, lifted the World Cup at home 12 years ago. India waited 28 years since the maiden triumph under Kapil Dev in 1983 to win another ODI World Cup on that momentous night. But the same couldn't be achieved in Ahmedabad on Sun...
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ICC World Cup | Aussies reign a sixth time, riding on a Heady ton

[ad_1] An eerie silence descended at a packed venue with more than ninety thousand fans as Australia busted India’s dreams. The light dimmed on the Men in Blue as their searing run in the World Cup ground to a halt as Australia triumphed in the summit clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19 night. After restricting India to 240 on a sluggish pitch, Pat Cummins and his men survived some anxious moments before arriving at the winning post with opener Travis Head’s splendid 137 (120b, 15x4, 4x6) anchoring the chase. The visitors scored 241 for four in 43 overs and won by six wickets.Australia made a nervous start as David Warner edged a four through slips off Jasprit Bumrah before Head pounded two fours. Mohammed Shami then scalped Warner, winced when stuck for a six ...
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India vs Australia Live Score, World Cup 2023 Final: IND look for 3rd title as they face 5-time champions AUS

[ad_1] Yellow has not faded this World Cup, but just that a vibrant, bright Blue has put it to shade, shedding a blue light on the tournament. (Reuters) World Cup: Can India be cricket’s new Australia? Is Blue the new Yellow? To think of Australian cricket is to think of the hallowed green and golden yellow shirt. Of Shane Warne and Steve Waugh in the baggy outfits and large collars of 1999; of Ricky Ponting in bright yellow with a splash of green on the sides; of Adam Gilchrist in gold and bottle green union of 2007, and Mitchell Starc in the all-gold 2015. Of various other heroes who have rendered the hues of the jersey meanings and emotions deeper than the identity of a country’s sporting uniform. Green and golden yellow — yellow being the most resplendent hue — stands for power, bea...
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IND vs AUS | Cricket fans gather outside Narendra Modi Stadium ahead of World Cup 2023 Final

[ad_1] Cricket fans gather outside the Narendra Modi Stadium on the eve of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023’s final match between India and Australia, in Ahmedabad, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Indian supporters from across the country have gathered outside the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad ahead of the 2023 World Cup Final, set to take place on Sunday (November 19) between India and Australia.Fans are hopeful that India will win the historic tournament. Speaking to ANI, a supporter expressed that India would win the World Cup final match and repeat the historic feat of the 2011 World Cup."With the form, we are in I don't think Australia will be able to defeat us," said a cricket fan Arun from Ahmedabad.Editorial | Summit clash: On India, Australia and the world...
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Shami’s village prays for final flourish from its illustrious son ahead of World Cup final

[ad_1] Mohammed Shami poses for a picture with the ball after the team’s victory against New Zealand in their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 semifinal match, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. | Photo Credit: ANI “Maunh pe ko chadhe [it rises up the batsman’s face],” says a young Vinay Rai as he gleefully explains the threat the delivery of his hero poses to the best in the business; his hero, of course, is local — nay, international — icon Mohammed Shami. Hailing from a Dalit family, Vinay was among several youngsters from Sahaspur, and nearby villages, who had turned up on Saturday to play cricket on the ground that the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to turn into a mini stadium of around 10,000 square metres as a tribute to Mr. Shami’s exceptional performance in the ongoing Cricke...
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Sonia Gandhi sends good luck wishes to Indian team ahead of World Cup final

[ad_1] Congress leader Sonia Gandhi speaks during a video message wishing the Indian men’s cricket team good luck for their ICC World Cup 2023 final match against Australia. | Photo Credit: PTI Ahead of the cricket World Cup final between India and Australia on Sunday in Ahmedabad, Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi sent her best wishes to the Indian cricket team and lauded their performance so far.In a video released by the Congress on Saturday, Ms. Gandhi said the team has given enough for the people to be “collectively joyous and proud” and offered lessons on “unity, hard work and determination”.मेरी प्यारी टीम इंडिया के खिलाड़ियों,सबसे पहले इस वर्ल्ड कप के दौरान आपके खेल और टीम वर्क के लिए आपको बहुत सारी बधाई।आपने पूरे देश को लगातार खुशी और गौरव के पल दिए है...
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Sudarsan Pattnaik’s 56-foot-long sand art to wish Team India for World Cup final

[ad_1] Sudarsan Pattnaik makes sand art and wishes Team India for Cricket World Cup final which will happen on November 19, 2023. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement  With less than a day remaining before the pinnacle clash of the Cricket World Cup 2023, an avalanche of well-wishes from all corners inundates Team India. Joining the chorus, Sudarsan Pattnaik, the maestro of sand art known for crafting stunning arts for every grand occasion on both the Indian and global stage, produced a masterpiece.This time, he has created a colossal 56-foot-long World Cup Trophy at Puri beach, with a message ‘Good Luck Team India’. The final of ICC cricket World Cup will be played between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Sunday.Mr. Pattnaik came up with a sandy spectacle o...
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World Cup 2023 | Kohli’s highs, Shami’s menace and Rahul’s balance

[ad_1] Picture of poise: India will look to Rahul to emulate his own heroics against Australia in their first match of this World Cup. | Photo Credit: JOTHI RAMALINGAM B Long-drawn championships like the cricket World Cup, for instance, march to their own unique beat. Teams can gain or lose momentum, personnel can struggle or soar with form and fitness issues, and the two best units that have withstood these vagaries usually meet in the final. Obviously, the Men in Blue have kept that sporting cliche ‘law of averages’ at bay so far, registering 10 consecutive wins. Australia, meanwhile, lost to India and South Africa, and when pushed to the wall, roared back with grit and gumption to quell varied rivals. Pat Cummins and his men have now qualified for another tilt at a Cup that their pre...
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SA vs AUS | No real weaknesses in Indian team: Hazlewood after fiery powerplay spell against SA

[ad_1] Australia’s Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood celebrate the wicket of South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen during their semi-final match in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. | Photo Credit: ANI Bracing up for the World Cup final against India, a team he describes as one without "any real weaknesses", Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood says he saw a "few cracks" while rattling their top-order in their tournament opener.Australia, who lost that game in Chennai by six wickets after reducing India to 3/2 in the second over, set up a big-ticket title showdown against the formidable hosts with a nervy three-wicket win over South Africa here on Thursday.In the tournament build-up, the two teams were engaged in a three-match ODI series with India ...
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World Cup 2023 | Mohammed Shami — ‘Meticulous Maximus’ and ‘Annihilator Unabated’ 

[ad_1] Fast bowlers peddling gentle looseners before getting into their rhythm and batters offering the forward defensive shot until they get their eye in are all part of cricket’s quaint traditions. But the modern era, with its accent on the quick and the settled, instant noodles and hot tea bags, tends to tweak orthodox dogmas, marrying the classical with the contemporary.To see Mohammed Shami in full flight is to savour these complex realities. Often deemed an able foil to Jasprit Bumrah, a buddy to Mohammed Siraj and the ally to Umesh Yadav, Shami’s uniqueness is often overlooked at worst or tends to be taken for granted at best. Be it the first over or stepping in as first change, Shami steams in, gaining speed, not for him the eternal winnowing steps of Bumrah before the sudden exp...
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IND vs NZ | Nasser Hussain, Wasim Akram laud India’s ‘genuine hero’ Rohit Sharma

[ad_1] Captain Rohit Sharma bats during the 2023 Cricket World Cup semifinal match between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 15, 2023. | Photo Credit: Getty Images Former England skipper Nasser Hussain was left awe-struck by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma's performance against New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal at the Wankhede and called him a "genuine hero."Rohit's rollicking 47 off 29 balls ensured that India got off to a flying start, and his partnership with Shubman Gill laid the foundation for a massive score. India eventually went on to seal their place in the final and after the game, Hussain showered praises on the unsung hero of the Indian team for setting an example for everyone by playing his usual attacking game even when the stakes were hi...
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South Africa vs Australia Live Score, World Cup 2023 Semi-Final: Toss, team news and more coming up from Eden Gardens

[ad_1] Cricket World Cup: Glenn Maxwell isn’t Australia’s lone SOS man; Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa have rescued team from brink too SA vs AUS Semi-Final, World Cup 2023. Shane Warne, one of Australia’s greatest World Cuppers, had urged their floundering Ashes team of 2005 to bounce back with the epic quote: “Find a way to get back in to the game, find a way to build a partnership, find a way to get bowling partnerships, find a way to catch a ball, find a way to stop it.” Australia’s five World Cup campaigns in the past have mostly been about ‘finding a way out’ of trouble. And this World Cup offered a fair few samples of how the Batch of 2023 have gone about doing it, with Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins and that other gent, Glenn Maxwell showing how it’s done. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)...
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World Cup 2023 Semifinal SA vs AUS | Can South Africa overcome its knockout phobia and Australia?

[ad_1] South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj and Andile Phehlukwayo during a practice session ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 semifinal between Australia and South Africa. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR  As a semifinal clash with Australia approaches on Thursday, it is time for South Africa to confront the ghost of World Cups past. There are regrets galore, especially when it comes to knockout matches and Australia.The spirit reveals the most distressing vision of the 1999 World Cup semifinal, when Allan Donald and Lance Klusener sunk into brain fade mode to let the Aussies through to the final. Travel to 2007, where a shocking South African batting collapse made it an easy day out for Australia in another last-four game.Even going all the way back to 1992, South Africa exited the semi...
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World Cup 2023 IND vs NZ | Virat Kohli’s Mount 50, a record that should stand the test of time

[ad_1] Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring his 50th century during ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 semifinal 1 between India and New Zealand. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI Like always, he ran like the wind. Virat Kohli knows no other way. As Lockie Ferguson steamed in, Kohli shuffled across and redirected the delivery to backward square-leg. The single was taken at a breathless pace and then he turned around for his second, a run that ushered in his 50th ODI ton. One better than his idol Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 49 centuries.In the history of India’s batting riches, Kohli had carved a niche for himself many moons ago. And when the 50th hundred was registered at a heaving Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday evening, it had an air of inevitability. After skipper Rohit Sharma str...
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 India vs New Zealand Live Score, World Cup 2023 Semi-Final: Rohit and Co look to one up Kiwis in Mumbai in the replay of the 2019 semifinal

[ad_1] India vs New Zealand Semi-Final Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: In a much awaited first of the two semifinals of the 2023 ODI World Cup, India will take the stage against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. It is a replay of the first semifinal from the 2019 edition of the tournament where the Kane Williamson-led side had orchestrated a heartbreak for India in a game that stretched across two days.The Indian Express’ Sriram Veera and Devendra Pandey will be covering the game from the venue in Mumbai. Having finished at the top of the table, India won all nine of their league stage games including the meeting against New Zealand. The Kiwis on the other hand went on to lose four games in a row after having started the tournament on a winning note but ende...