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Former Pakistan great has his say on India in T20s without Kohli, Sharma

India in these T20Is against New Zealand, without Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, has ushered in a new era of the shortest format of the game where the national team continues to make forays into what life after the trio could look like. Kohli and Sharma are India’s highest run scorers in the format and earlier coach Rahul Dravid had spoken about how giving a rest to the duo was crucial considering the ODI World Cup was on its way. “There are certain priorities we need to give to certain white-ball tournaments. So the priority after last year’s T20 World Cup has been these six games (ODIs against Sri Lanka and New Zealand) and Virat has played all these six games and he will get a bit of a break along with Rohit,” Dravid had said. But the idea of India possibly wanting to move o...
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‘Birthday girl’ Shafali Verma in pursuit of World Cup title for India | Cricket News – Times of India

POTCHEFSTROOM: Batting sensation Shafali Verma will chase history when she leads India against England in the first-ever ICC U-19 Women's T20 World Cup final here on Sunday.For all their success at the international stage, the Indian women's cricket team has never won a World Cup at any level and the young batter, who has been part of two World Cup and one Commonwealth Games final with the senior team, will look to bring the elusive title home.The seniors have made the World Cup final on three occasions across formats only to have returned with bitter memories -- losing to Australia by 98 runs in 2005 and losing to England by 9 runs in 2017 in the ODIs, and in T20Is they went down in the 2020 final to the Aussies by 85 runs.The youngster from Rohtak has been part of two World Cups acros...
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WATCH: Sarfaraz Ahmed sings Bollywood special at Shan Masood’s wedding

Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been known as the ultimate team player in the Pakistan cricket circuit. A leader, who goes out of his way to make the players under him comfortable. So it wasn’t out of the blue that the 35-year-old sang a Bollywood song at the wedding ceremony of Shan Masood. In a recent video that has been doing rounds on social media, the 2017 Champions Trophy winning captain is singing the Akshay Kumar-Abhishek Bachchan starring wedding song, ‘Mubarak ho tumko ye shaadi tumhari’ for Masood. An act that invited cheers and applause from those present. In case you missed it – here is Sarfaraz Ahmed showing his brilliant singing skills pic.twitter.com/lz60SxsYxe — Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) January 26, 2023 Later last year, Sarfaraz marked his comeback into ...
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Women IPL Auction को लेकर Anjum Chopra ने NDTV से की खास बातचीत वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

मेंस आईपीएल की अपार सफलता के बाद अब साल 2023 के सीज़न से महिला आईपीएल की भी शुरुआत होने जा रही है. जिसके लिए वायकॉम 18 ने मीडिया राइट्स 950 करोड़ में खरीद लिए हैं. टूर्नामेंट में कुल 5 टीमें हिस्सा लेंगी. खिलाड़ियों को खरीदने के लिए टीमों के पर्स में कुल 12 करोड़ की राशि मौजूद होगी. लेकिन बड़ा सवाल ये है कि कौन से वो प्लेयर्स होंगे जिन पर सबसे बड़ी बोली लगेगी? Source link ...
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Nepal WK Aasif Sheikh named ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2022 recipient for not running out Andy McBrine

The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Nepal men’s national team wicketkeeper Aasif Sheikh was named as the 2022 Spirit of Cricket Award award recipient for his choice of not running out Andy McBrine after the latter tripped while attempting a run. It happened during the Nepal-Ireland match in the Quadrangular series in Oman on 14 February 2022. Having been put in to bat first, Ireland were 113/8 at the end of the 18 over mark and needed late boundaries to post a par total. Off the third ball of Kamal Singh Airee’s 19th over, Mark Adair tried to steal a leg bye but in the process non striker, McBrine collided with the bowler and fell down halfway up the pitch. A heart-warming #SpiritOfCricket moment from Nepal’s wicket-keeper Aasif Sheikh 👏 Follow the upcoming T20 World Cup Qual...
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Ben Stokes named ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year 2022

England captain Ben Stokes has been named as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year for 2022. The 31-year-old, who captained England to 9 wins off 10 Tests in the year, was pivotal to the team’s success with the bat as well as ball. He scored 870 runs at an average of 36.25, while also picking 26 wickets at an average of 31.19. Stokes took over as England captain after a dismal start to the year for the red ball side and under his captaincy and with Brendon McCullum as the Test coach, England took to a more aggressive and going for the win approach in Tests, coined after the latter as ‘Bazball’. Leading from the front 🌟 England’s inspirational captain is the recipient of the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year 2022 Award 🏅#ICCAwards — ICC (@ICC) Janua...
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‘Sholay 2 coming soon’: MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya turn ‘Jai-Veeru’ | Off the field News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya's camaraderie, both on and off the field, is no secret. On Thursday, Pandya, who credits Dhoni for instilling a sense of composure in him in tense finishes, shared a photo with the India legend on an old bike with a sidecar.Pandya took to Twitter, posted the photo, and captioned it "Sholay 2 coming soon".Sholay 2 coming soon 😉 https://t.co/WixkPuBHg0— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) 1674706698000The reference will be understood by every Indian cinema fan. A similar bike with a sidecar was made famous by the incredibly popular movie 'Sholay', one of the biggest blockbusters in Bollywood history. The song scene featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra on a motorbike with a sidecar is one of the most iconic scenes in Hindi movie history. Pandya will be...
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Cricket coach Gurcharan Singh awarded Padma Shri

Indian cricket coach Gurcharan Singh was awarded Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, for coaching Delhi and India cricketers. Among other sports individuals to be accorded Padma Awards were Kalarippayattu exponent S.R.D. Prasad Gurukkal and Thang Ta guru K Shanathoiba Sharma. Gurcharan, 87, whose playing career couldn’t transcend beyond first class cricket, is known for having produced 12 international cricketers and over a hundred domestic players — from Kirti Azad to Ajay Jadeja, Maninder Singh to the more recent Murali Karthik, he had shaped their careers and touched their lives. He was also the second cricket coach in the country to win the prestigious Dronacharya Award after Desh Prem Azad, having won the honor back in 1986. Such was his impact on players...
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‘Put your middle finger up to all those people who have devalued women’s sport’: Cricketers react to Women’s IPL record franchise bids

The Women’s Premier League is on. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the owners and bids that successfully acquired the five franchises for the tournament’s inaugural edition expected to be played in March. “Today is a historic day in cricket as the bidding for teams of inaugural #WPL broke the records of the inaugural Men’s IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we garnered Rs.4669.99 Cr in total bid,” tweeted BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.  The BCCI announced that the five franchises for the inaugural women’s IPL season were, “Adani 1289 Cr for Ahmedabad, MI 912 Cr (Mumbai), RCB 901 Cr (Bangalore), Capri Global 757 Cr (Lucknow), and JSW 810 Cr (Delhi).” 𝐁𝐂𝐂𝐈 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧’𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞. The combined bid valuation ...
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India’s Renuka Singh wins ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India's fast bowling star Renuka Singh clinched the ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year award with her magnificent displays of seam and swing bowling in 2022, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.Renuka Singh bagged 18 ODI wickets at 14.88, economy 4.62 while the pacer scalped 22 T20I wickets at 23.95, economy 6.50.Renuka beat Australia's Darcie Brown, England's Alice Capsey and compatriot Yastika Bhatia to become the recipient of ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year 2022.The 26-year-old has generated a lot of noise as a result of her meteoric rise during a hectic year for the India team.In just 29 matches across the two white-ball forms in 2022, the right-armer claimed 40 wickets for her nation, stepping into the shoes of the legendary Jhulan G...
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RCB introduce new franchise logo after acquiring Women’s Premier League team

The Royal Challengers Bangalore Sports Pvt. Ltd were among the five groups that acquired a franchise in the inaugural season of the much awaited Women’s Premier League. The group that already operated one of the initial eight men’s IPL franchises on Wednesday, took to their social media handles to announce the same by introducing a new franchise logo. “Breaking barriers, making history, and playing bold! Royal Challengers Bangalore are the proud owners of the Bengaluru Women’s Premier League Team,” the franchise wrote while attaching image of the new logo featuring pictogram of the female gender sign. Breaking barriers, making history, and playing bold! Royal Challengers Bangalore are the proud owners of the Bengaluru Women’s Premier League Team 🙌#PlayBold #ItsHerGameToo #WomensIPL pic...
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IND vs NZ, 3rd ODI: Boundaries galore as Shubman Gill-Rohit Sharma score centuries, add 200 runs for the first wicket

India openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill blasted a 212-run partnership off just 26.1 overs to get India off to a flying start in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday. Having been put in to bat first after the Black Caps won the toss, the duo scored a century each, utilising the short boundaries and batting friendly surface at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. India captain Rohit Sharma ended his 52 innings century drought as he reached a first triple figure score for India since becoming the all-format captain. Rohit got to his 100 off 83 deliveries, an innings packed with nine fours and six maximums. It was a 30th ODI hundred for the 35-year-old, joint third highest alongside former Australia captain Ricky Ponting. The last time Rohit had scored a hundred in the ODIs was b...
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Rohit Sharma to ‘Hitman’: A glorious decade | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: Rohit Sharma 2.0, or Rohit Sharma the ODI opener, celebrated his 10th birthday on Monday. Exactly 10 years earlier, Rohit opened for the first time in ODIs and scored 83 against England in Mohali, completely transforming his white-ball career. Till Jan 23, 2013, Rohit had struggled to bridge the divide between potential and performance. His ODI CV made for ordinary reading: two hundreds against Zimbabwe in one series and a few fifties here and there. That inconsistency saw him dropped from India’s 2011 ODI World Cup team. Eighteen months later, the then Indian captain MS Dhoni asked the Mumbaikar to take on the new ball in ODIs and Rohit found his true calling. His ODI profile now reads at par with all-time greats in this format: 240 matches, 9681 runs, average 48.65, highest sc...
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Cricketer KL Rahul, actor Athiya Shetty get married

Indian cricket player KL Rahul left and Bollywood actor Athiya Shetty pose for photographs after getting married in Khandala, Maharashtra state, India, Monday, Jan.23, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Bollywood actor Athiya Shetty and Indian cricketer KL Rahul on Monday tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.The duo got married in presence of close family members and friends, at Athiya’s actor father Suniel Shetty’s farmhouse in Khandala, which is about 82 kms from Mumbai.The newly married couple took to Instagram and shared pictures from the wedding ceremony.“In your light, I learn how to love…” Today, with our most loved ones, we got married in the home that’s given us immense joy and serenity. With a heart full of gratitude and love, we seek your blessings on this journey of togetherness,” ...
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Playing spin: The missing string in Virat Kohli’s bow now? | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: It was surprising to see Virat Kohli board the early morning flight from Raipur to this Madhya Pradesh town for the third and final ODI of the series against New Zealand at the MPCA Stadium here. Normally these days in India, both the teams are taken around the cities in a chartered flight. There was naturally a clamour in the plane for selfies with the cricket superstar, before the passengers were told by the flight attendants to avoid mobbing the former India captain. Having stroked three centuries in his last four ODIs coming into the ongoing series against New Zealand — his ODI century tally has now swelled to 46, just three short of equaling the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI tons — Kohli, having left his demons of poor form behind in 2022, must be enjoying s...
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Mohammed Shami: Can’t doubt this Indian team after results in last 4-6 years

India’s player of the match against New Zealand in the second ODI felt like the team’s performance in recent times hasn’t warranted the scepticism that has followed the team in a World Cup year. In the aftermath of a thumping eight-wicket win over the visitors on Saturday in Raipur, Mohammed Shami responded to being asked whether the Indian team is sure of its first choice XI for the upcoming World Cup. “If people still doubt the Indian team despite the results it has given in the last four to six years…,” Shami retorted. “The World Cup is still a long time away; we need to play a lot of games and need to try out more players before that.” Shami’s comments came following India’s seventh successive ODI series win at home, a run maintained since the 2-3 loss to Australia ahead of the 2019...
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R Ashwin urges ICC for ‘dew-free’ ODI World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With India set to host the ODI World Cup later this year, premier off-spinner R Ashwin has urged the ICC to take corrective steps for a 'dew-free' tournament. The quadrennial event is slated for October-November this year in India, at a time when dew becomes a major factor in the evening, favouring the batting side mostly.India will be staging the entire tournament for the first time across different venues and Ashwin feels that the current Indian team has the quality in their rank to adapt to the home conditions and will be a tough team to beat. "There's no point in heading in a direction and going loggerheads with conditions, because conditions cannot be challenged. You need to learn the conditions and adapt. India team has enough in their arsenal to be able to do that," As...
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Australia T20 veteran Dan Christian to retire after ongoing BBL | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia's most experienced T20 cricketer Dan Christian has announced that the ongoing Big Bash League will be his last tournament, calling it quits on a glittering career spanning 17 years."Yesterday (Friday) at training I told by Sydney Sixers teammates that I'll be retiring from playing at the end of the BBL season," the pace-bowling all-rounder, who will turn 40 in May this year, posted on Twitter on Saturday.Christian has amassed 5809 runs and bagged 280 wickets from 405 T20s for 18 different teams, including at international level and in seven separate competitions.He also has played 23 T20Is and 20 ODIs for Australia.Sixers have four more matches and are guaranteed two shots at reaching the BBL final, having finished in the top two of the regular season."Sydney Smash ton...
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Getting more opportunities to bat in last one year has helped my power game: Santner

New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner feels getting more opportunities to bat over the past 12 months has led to an improvement in his power game and helped him chip in with useful knocks. Santner smashed his third ODI fifty on Wednesday while supporting a rampaging Michael Bracewell in a whirlwind 162-run stand for the seventh wicket against India, taking New Zealand very close to the finishing line in Hyderebad. Batting at number eight, his game plan is simple – to hit sixes from ball one – and that was amply clear in the way he batted in the centre nets of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium on Friday. Like the rest of the New Zealand batters, he mostly faced the spinners and tried to hit most balls out of the park. “Being an all-rounder you need to chip in both the department...
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India vs Australia: Tearaway Aussie quick Lance Morris eyeing Test debut against India | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Uncapped Australia pacer Lance Morris, fresh from being the season's leading wicket-taker in the Sheffield Shield, believes he has the "best chance" to make his debut in the opening Test against India in Nagpur on February 9.The 24-year-old tearaway pacer, who has the ability to rack up deliveries at 150-plus kmph, has been included in Australia's 18-member squad for the first two Tests of the four-match marquee Border-Gavaskar series."I'm going to do everything I can to be as ready as possible," the West Australian was quoted saying by Fox Sports.With Australia's quickest bowler Mitchell Starc unavailable for the opening Test of the series, Morris has a strong chance to wear the Baggy Green.Morris has been Starc's understudy and was in Australia's Test squad during their rece...