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Aaron Finch calls for reduction of overs in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: According to former Australian captain Aaron Finch, the 50-over format is too slow and does not attract large crowds, hence the ODIs should be shortened to 40 overs each side.There has been much discussion on the future of One-Day Internationals (ODIs) despite the success of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. There aren't many ODIs planned for this year, especially considering the ICC T20 World Cup.Many international bilateral series, frequently featuring elite teams, get extremely mediocre to below average attendance that is not really commensurate with these teams' caliber.Speaking in a video by ESPNCricinfo, Finch said, "I think it goes to 40 overs, I would love to see that. In England, they used to have the pro-40 and that was a huge competition. I think the g...
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Michael Atherton slams cricket’s hectic scheduling; says sport is ‘devouring itself’

[ad_1] Former England cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Atherton has lamented the amount of cricket that is played now-a-days which he says is leading to fans feeling dazed at what series and tournament are important and which are not. After the Cricket World Cup, hosted by India ended last month, some teams are already playing in their second series. The Indian cricket team, which lost the final to Australia at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on November 19, played Australia in a short T20I series at home, which started less than 100 hours after the final. Many Australian players played a handful of matches before flying off home with an eye on the series against Pakistan that started today. India, on the other hand, flew to South Africa for a long series that includes three T20I...
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Jos Buttler acknowledges batting struggles: It’s been a little while since I have played well | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After England's four-wicket loss to West Indies in the first ODI, captain Jos Buttler candidly admitted that it has been a challenging period for him as a batter, emphasising the need to work hard and trust in his form eventually returning. Despite England posting a formidable total of 325, West Indies, led by Shai Hope's heroic century, secured a historic victory at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium."You always want to play well, and it's been a little while since I have played well. I just need to work hard and trust that it will come back," Buttler stated in the post-match interview, acknowledging his recent batting struggles.In the last 10 ODIs, Buttler has faced a lean patch, managing only 141 runs at an average of 14.10. His form during the recently concluded Cricket Wo...
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Mitchell Marsh defends picture of resting feet on World Cup trophy, says he would do it again

[ad_1] File picture of Australia cricketer Mitchell Marsh resting his feet on the ICC World Cup trophy after the side beat India in the final on November 19, 2023 | Photo Credit: Instagram/@patcummins30 Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who faced criticism from Indian fans for resting his feet on the World Cup trophy, on Friday insisted that the gesture was not disrespectful and he won't mind repeating the controversial act.Soon after Australia defeated hosts India by six wickets in the final to claim their record-extending sixth ODI World Cup, skipper Pat Cummins shared a picture of Marsh with his feet on the trophy on his Instagram account, creating a huge furore on social media. "There was obviously no disrespect meant in that photo at all," Marsh said on 'Sen Radio'. "I haven't...
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‘Rohit and Virat were crying,’ Ashwin recalls atmosphere in Indian dressing room following World Cup final loss | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin of India talked about the mood in the Indian dressing room following Men in Blue's defeat by Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup final in Ahmedabad. He also praised captain Rohit Sharma's leadership qualities during the competition.The Men in Blue's six-wicket loss to Australia in the Cricket World Cupfinal at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium on November 19 added yet another heartbreak to the list for Indian supporters.The Men in Blue have not won anICC trophy since 2013. Australia won their sixth World Cup title, setting a new record.In an interview with former Indian cricketer Subramaniam Badrinath on the latter's YouTube channel, Ashwin disclosed that veteran players Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were in tears after the match, a...
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Sachin Tendulkar on Virat Kohli: Still has lot of cricket and runs left in him | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar expressed joy over star batsman Virat Kohli surpassing his record for the most ODI centuries. Tendulkar remarked that Virat still has a substantial amount of cricket and runs left in his illustrious career.Despite India facing another heartbreaking defeat in the final of the ICC World Cup hosted at home, Virat's remarkable performances and consistency throughout the tournament left a lasting impact.He continually shattered batting records every time he stepped onto the field, culminating in him becoming the first-ever batsman to achieve 50 ODI centuries.Tendulkar conveyed his happiness that this milestone, established by an Indian, remains in Indian hands. The legendary cricketer remains optimistic about Kohli's future contributions to I...
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Mohammed Shami’s World Cup show ‘surprised’ Muttiah Muralitharan | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] The TOI Sports Desk excels in a myriad of roles that capture the essence of live sporting events and deliver compelling content to readers worldwide. From running live blogs for India and non-India cricket matches to global spectacles featuring Indian talents, like the Chess World Cup final featuring Praggnanandhaa and the Badminton World Championships semifinal featuring HS Prannoy, our live coverage extends to all mega sporting events. We extensively cover events like the Olympics, Asian Games, Cricket World Cups, FIFA World Cups, and more. The desk is also adept at writing comprehensive match reports and insightful post-match commentary, complemented by stats-based articles that provide an in-depth analysis of player performances and team dynamics. We track news wires for key s...
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‘I am hurt’: Mohammed Shami not happy with Mitchell Marsh’s celebration

[ad_1] India pacer Mohammed Shami has said he was hurt to see the way Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh celebrated with the World Cup trophy after the final. Australia defeated India by six wickets in the final and an image from the post-match celebration has gone viral, where Marsh can be seen resting his feet on the trophy with a beer in his hand. “I am hurt,” Shami told reporters at his home in Amroha. “The trophy for which all the teams in the world fight, the trophy which you want to lift over your head, keeping a foot on that trophy did not make me happy.” Shami ened the World Cup with 24 wickets, including three five-wicket hauls. Meanwhile, Marsh, who scored 441 runs at 49.00 during the World Cup, had downplayed his celebration when asked about the photo after he touched ...
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R Ashwin on how Pat Cummins’ brilliance and Australia’s understanding of Ahmedabad conditions left him in awe

[ad_1] When Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bowl first against India in the final of the 2023 ODI World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, there was some surprise in the cricketing fraternity. While there was expectation of dew to play its part in the second innings it still was a brave call against the host in front of thousands of fans who were all rooting for Rohit Sharma’s men. And Australia have often relied on the mantra of ‘bat first and put runs on the board in a big game.’ However, the decision paid off big time for the Aussies as they won their sixth World Cup beating India by six wickets. Indian off-spinner Ashwin Ravichandran on his YouTube video revealed his conversation with the Australian chief selector George Bailey during the innings break. “I...
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Pat Cummins | The atypical Aussie captain

[ad_1] Pat Cummins wears a broad smile as he stands awkwardly on the makeshift stage, the ODI World Cup trophy held low in his hands. He looks to one side and waits for his teammates to join him in the celebration. The Australian cricket team had only just ripped the script of India’s fairytale campaign and its captain was politely waiting for the dignitaries to leave the platform before the team could rush in and together lift Australia’s sixth World Cup trophy.Rewind to 2006, when an Australian side at the peak of its powers won a first Champions Trophy that had long eluded them. At the presentation ceremony after the final, Ricky Ponting, the chief architect of that golden generation, beckons the BCCI president to hand over the trophy and the rest of the team pushes the official off t...
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‘World Cup final result means that cricket won’: Ex-Pakistan cricketer Abdul Razzaq in India’s defeat to Australia

[ad_1] Former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Razzaq has implied that Australia’s victory over India in the World Cup final was a win for the sport of cricket, because of how lopsided the advantage was towards the Men in Blue, who were hosting the showpiece event. The all-rounder’s comments came just days after he had to apologise to making disparaging comments about an Indian actress on stage at an event. “Indians were over-confident (in the final),” Razzaq started as he analysed India’s performance in the World Cup final and what went wrong for the overwhelming favourites. Australia won the toss and against conventional wisdom, chose to field first. But Pat Cummins was proved right in the big decision as Australia, who were rare underdogs in a World Cup final, claimed their sixth trophy. ...
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‘Sudhar jao yaar’: Mohammed Shami slams ex-Pakistan players for creating controversies during World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After rattling batters in the just-concluded ODI World Cup, India's star pacer Mohammed Shami took on Pakistan's controversy-mongers in a recent interview and went on to slam those former Pakistan cricketers who wanted to grab attention with their controversial comments, which showed them in poor light. Shami ended the World Cup as the tournament's highest wicket-taker with 24 scalps despite not playing the entire tournament.Warming the bench for India's first four league matches, it was only Hardik Pandya's unfortunate ankle injury that brought Shami into picture, after which he didn't look back.Shami took three five-wicket hauls in seven matches and became the fastest to complete 50 wickets in ODI World Cups. However, he would be disappointed for not being able to con...
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‘Sudhar jao’: Mohammed Shami takes a dig at ex-Pakistan cricketers for their inexplicable conspiracy theories

[ad_1] Mohammed Shami has slammed former Pakistan cricketer for their inexplicable conspiracy theories on the Indian pacers using altered cricket balls in the 2023 World Cup to make a better impact. “I was not playing but I was hearing all those conspiracy theories. When I played my first match, i took five wickets, in the second I bag four, then again a fifer in my third game. Few Pakistani cricketers couldn’t digest this fact, how can i help with it,” Shami said in an interview with Puma. Mohammed Shami finished the 2023 World Cup as the leading wicket-taker with 24 scalps. “Few former Pakistan players think they are the best in the world, and can’t digest better player and India’s success. For me the real performer are those cricketers who works hard and perform for the team when i...
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‘Still buzzing’, but World Cup winners Australia return home to low-key welcome | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Australia captain Pat Cummins expressed that his team had established a unique legacy by securing the nation's record-extending sixth ODI World Cup title, but the victorious squad returned home from India on Wednesday to a low-key welcome after their six-wicket triumph over the hosts in the final in AhmedabadThis victory followed their success earlier this year in claiming the maiden World Test Championship against the same opponents.As Cummins and his teammates landed in Sydney, the captain continued to radiate pride and satisfaction about their remarkable achievement, even as there were just a handful of media persons present at the airport and no fans in sight. "Every half an hour or so, you kind of remember that we just won the World Cup and get excited all over again," Cummin...
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Team India’s backroom staff includes a former maths teacher, a mountaineer, a former bus driver, an IT engineer, and a civic police volunteer

[ad_1] The 51-year-old has been head coach Rahul Dravid’s trusted lieutenant since their India U-19 and India A team days. Having served as the head coach of Maharashtra, Bengal and Vidarbha he has also been with the National Cricket Academy. The pace pack loves the freedom he gives. Was originally brought into the fold to help with the transition phase the attack was going through in Tests and T20Is. Having implemented the workload management policy at the NCA, Dravid has been using this expertise in the lead-up to the World Cup. With a young crop of pacers – who he is familiar with thanks to his stint with U-19 and India A – Mhambrey is also putting the transition plan in place in red-ball cricket and T20Is. He doesn’t believe in spending too much time in team meetings, and instead lik...
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Between hope and hubris: Innocence, glumness, despair, gratitude

[ad_1] India players look dejected after losing the ICC Cricket World Cup final to Australia in Ahmedabad on November 19, 2023 | Photo Credit: Reuters The World Cup has gone from being an event in the future with its administrative confusions, to one in the past, full of might-have-beens. In between it showed the best the 50-over game has to offer, suggesting the format isn’t ready to roll over and die yet. Had India won, we could have said this with greater confidence, for what India thinks today others do tomorrow. The script was hammered out by everyone from the ruling party and the cricket board to the broadcasters and fans, some of whom were willing to pay up to five lakh for tickets, air fare and hotel rooms. There is an innocence in believing that the best team always wins and th...
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ICC introduces stop clock to monitor time between overs in men’s ODIs and T20Is, five-run penalty on third offence | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] MUMBAI: In an attempt to speed up play in white-ball cricket, the ICC has decided to introduce a 'stop clock' on a trial basis in men’s ODI and T20I cricket from December 2023 to April 2024.The decision was taken at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board meeting in Ahmedabad on Tuesday."The clock will be used to regulate the amount of time taken between overs.If the bowling team is not ready to bowl the next over within 60 seconds of the previous over being completed, a five-run penalty will be imposed the third time it happens in an innings," the ICC said in a release.In September 2022, the MCC World Cricket committee, which includes former India captain and ex-BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, besides several other top former cricketers, renewing its calls to introduce measu...
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Daily Quiz | On the Cricket World Cup

[ad_1] Daily Quiz | On the Cricket World Cup India’s Suryakumar Yadav in action during the final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, between India and AustraliaSTART THE QUIZ 1 / 7 | When India won the title for the first time in 1983, which team became the runners-up of the tournament? By how many runs did India win the match? 2 / 7 | What is the significance of the final concerning the total score set by India in 1983? Who was awarded the Man of the Series in the tournament? Answer :  It remains the lowest-ever total successfully defended in a World Cup final. There was no ‘Man of the Series’ award in 1983.  DID YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? YES NO SHOW ANSWER 3 / 7 |  2011 became the year of many firsts. Since the 1992 World Cup, this year’s final did not feature a prominent team. Which ...
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Record 1.25 million fans attended World Cup, says ICC

[ad_1] Fans cheering during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup India 2023 between India and Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on November 19, 2023. | Photo Credit: K. R. Deepak A record 1.25 million fans attended matches during the 13th edition of the World Cup, which concluded on Sunday with Australia beating hosts India for their sixth title, global body the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.A total of 1,250,307 fans watched the October 5-November 19 showpiece event from the stands, surpassing the previous mark of 1.016 million set at the 2015 edition in Australia and New Zealand.While the early matches not involving runners-up India had plenty of empty seats in venues, overall spectator figures had already surpassed the one million mark with six ...
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Cricket World Cup Final: Brett Lee says favourites India lost to Australia’s ‘never ever give up’ mentality

[ad_1] Former Australia pacer Brett Lee believes that the old Aussie “mentality” overpowered the “favourites” India in the World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. “If you look back on statistics and what has happened this campaign, India should have won,” Lee told foxsports.com.au. “India should have won the tournament with their men on paper, with their current form leading into the final. “India were definitely favourites, 100 per cent favourites, but it’s that old Aussie mentality to never ever give up and that goes a long way in big tournaments. “There was a lot of people that wrote the Aussies off saying they weren’t a chance, they did get off to a slow start. “But they proved once again last night that with that tenacity, dedication and self-belief amon...