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Dale Steyn calls Nepal vs South Africa game of the T20 World Cup: ‘Nepal deserved to win’

Former South Africa quick Dale Steyn believes Nepal’s one-run loss to South Africa on Saturday was the match of the ongoing T20 World Cup. “It would’ve been the talk of the tournament if Nepal would’ve gotten over the line. It would’ve been fantastic, and they deserved to win,” Steyn was quoted by the ICC. “(This was) the match of the tournament to be honest with you. The matches have gone down to the wire (in USA), we’ve moved down to the Caribbean thinking that scores are going to be back up to 160, maybe 170. But these nail-biting thrillers. I saw people crying in the stands, it shows how much it means to them, and that’s what cricket is all about,” he added. Nepal had come agonizingly close to chasing down the target of 116 in Kingstown but couldn’t see the game through. With two ru...
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Video | Rohit Sharma और Virendra Sehwag के Fan किसान-क्रिकेटर का तूफ़ानी शतक | NDTV India

  #WheelChairCricket #INDIAvsSriLanka हरियाणा में कैथल के एक किसान संदीप कुंडु को हाल ही में टीम इंडिया की जर्सी मिली है. सिर्फ़ 6-7 अंतर्राष्ट्रीय टी-20 मैच खेले हैं. वीरेंद्र सहवाग और रोहित शर्मा के पक्के फ़ैन हैं. और, इसका सबूत उन्होंने रोहित शर्मा के 35 गेंदों पर शतक से भी तेज़ लगाकर दिया. कहते हैं कि वो सहवाग को देखकर ही खेलना सीखे हैं और उनसे मिलने का ख़्वाब रखते हैं. Source link ...
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‘When you select players based on friendship…’: Ex-cricketer slams Babar Azam after Pakistan’s T20 World Cup debacle | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Before the start of the T20 World Cup 2024, not many would've imagined that Pakistan would not be able to get past a group that had teams such as Canada, the USA, India, and Ireland. However, with Pakistan's cricket team facing a premature and disappointing exit from the Twenty20 World Cup, widespread criticism from former stars and the media has followed, citing internal conflicts and questionable selection decisions as key factors.ALSO SEE: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableThe 2009 winners were eliminated in the first round, a historic low for the team, following an unexpected defeat to the USA and a loss to India, with their sole victory coming against Canada.Allegations of team discord and favouritism in player selection were prominent throughout the tournament. ...
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After T20 World Cup exit, Pakistan Cricket Board considers reviewing player contracts | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Following Pakistan's early departure from the T20 World Cup after defeats to the USA and India, there are hints that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may revise the central contracts of its cricketers, potentially leading to salary reductions.This development comes in the wake of the team's failure to progress beyond the initial stages of the tournament, not securing a position in the Super Eight. ALSO SEE: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableDiscussions within the PCB, as reported by PTI, suggest that the board's officials and some ex-players have recommended that PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi reevaluate the central contracts established under the tenure of his predecessor, Zaka Ashraf.Previously, Zaka Ashraf had implemented a notable increase in the players' earnings and ...
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman ruled out of T20 World Cup 2024; Afghanistan name replacement | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Touted as one of the most lethal spinners in the circuit, Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been forced to withdraw from the remainder of the ICC T20 World Cup due to a recurring finger injury that had previously sidelined him during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season.With Rahman failing to continue, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved the replacement of Mujeeb with opening batter Hazratullah Zazai, following Afghanistan's victory over Papua New Guinea on Friday.ALSO SEE: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableDespite featuring in Afghanistan's opening clash against Uganda, Mujeeb has been unable to participate further due to a sprain in the index finger of his bowling hand, according to a report from ESPNCricinfo. This decision was made by the event's technic...
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T20 World Cup: Rain may play spoilsport in India-Canada match | Cricket News – Times of India

Heavy rain may mar India's game against Canada today, offering Rohit Sharma's men a chance to put their feet up before the Super 8 begin in the CaribbeanMIAMI: The Fort Lauderdale beach near Miami beach looks beautiful from a few hundred feet above. But when the pilot gets a round of applause for landing the flight through strong winds and rain, you know immediately that the prospect of any cricket being played here over the next few days is bleak.T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLEThe rains haven't left Florida in the last 72 hours, although its intensity has been a bit up and down. And that's good enough for a washout of most of the matches at Broward Park, which includes India's game against Canada on Saturday.The sun, though, kept playing hide and seek throughout Friday as the cu...
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Pat Cummins denies claims that Australia might ‘manipulate’ Scotland result to eliminate England | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia will take on Scotland in their final group-stage match of the T20 World Cup at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Australian all-rounder Pat Cummins has refuted claims that his team would consider manipulating their final group match against Scotland to eliminate England from the T20 World Cup.Prior to Australia's statement, speculation arose after comments made by Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, who jokingly suggested the team might attempt to restrict Scotland's run rate.This strategy, if implemented, could have potentially knocked England out of the tournament despite their recent resurgence.SEE ALSO: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableEngland, initially struggling in the Super Eight race, dramatically improved their net run rate ...
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T20 World Cup: ‘Virat Kohli may hit hundreds in next three games to silence all’ | Cricket News – Times of India

Not many were expecting low scores from Virat Kohli, especially for three consecutive matches at the T20 World Cup, after his prolific run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) just before the ICC event. It has understandably led to debates around whether the decision to ask Kohli to open is right, but Kohli's teammate Shivam Dube feels it won't be long before the batting legend silences his critics once again.Kohli scored 741 runs while opening the batting for Royal Challengers Bengaluru in IPL 2024, which led to the Indian think-tank toying with the idea of asking Kohli to partner skipper Rohit Sharma at the top, which is where he has batted in India's three matches so far in the T20 World Cup.But the move hasn't worked until now; and while India have won all three matches, Kohli is yet ...
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‘Working from hotel after matches’: Saurabh Netravalkar’s sister reveals USA cricket star’s toil during T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Saurabh Netravalkar has captured the spotlight with his stellar performances in the ongoing T20 World Cup. The Mumbai-born pacer, now the bowling spearheard of the US cricket team besides being a software engineer, has impressed fans and critics alike by claiming four wickets in three matches, including those of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the match against India.SEE ALSO: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableIn USA's second match of the tournament, Netravalkar's heroics came in a nail-biting encounter against Pakistan, where he defended 18 runs in the 'Super Over' to stun the 2009 champions and earn widespread admiration.However, Netravalkar's journey is not solely defined by cricket. Balancing his dual roles as a cricketer and a software engineer at Oracle, Netrava...
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New Zealand head coach Gary Stead’s future in doubt after early T20 World Cup exit | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The T20 World Cup 2024, hosted by the United States and the West Indies, witnessed the premature elimination of the New Zealand team from the group stage. Gary Stead, the head coach of the Black Caps since 2018, has acknowledged that his future with the team seems uncertain and out of his control.SEE ALSO: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableWith a year remaining on his contract, Stead's position has come under scrutiny following the team's disappointing performance.Despite leading New Zealand to the 2021 final, the Black Caps failed to find their rhythm in the ongoing tournament. Back-to-back defeats against the West Indies and Afghanistan, a team they had never lost to before, left them at the bottom of their group, rendering them unable to progress to the knockout st...
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‘That is the beauty of playing franchise cricket’: Captain Rashid Khan on Afghanistan’s unbeaten run at T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan cricket team secured their place in the Super 8s of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 following a comprehensive seven-wicket victory against Papua New Guinea. The match itself saw Afghanistan opting to field first after winning the toss. Papua New Guinea struggled to build momentum, consistently losing wickets throughout their innings.SEE ALSO: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableFazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen ul Haq led Afghanistan's bowling attack, significantly restricting PNG's ability to score.Despite a resilient effort from Kiplin Doriga, PNG was limited to a total of 95 runs.Afghanistan faced an early setback, losing two openers and finding themselves at 22/2. However, a solid partnership between Gulbadin Naib and Azmatullah Omarzai, followed by another signifi...
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India’s practice session in flood-hit Florida cancelled ahead of T20 World Cup game against Canada: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma-led Indian side has been undefeated in the T20 World Cup 2024. However, their winning streak could face a massive setback this week, with clouds of uncertainty hovering over their upcoming group-stage fixture against Canada. According to a report from News18, the scheduled practice session for the Indian men's cricket team in Florida on June 14 has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. ALSO SEE: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableThis development comes ahead of their match against Canada, set to take place at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill on Saturday. The weather forecast predicts continued rain and thunderstorms throughout the week, affecting the schedule of matches involving India, Pakistan, Ireland, an...
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Former Indian head coach Anil Kumble to drop Mohammed Siraj if India field two regular pacers in T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian spinner Anil Kumble has voiced for the selection of Arshdeep Singh over Mohammed Siraj for the upcoming T20 World Cup matches if India are to field only two regular pacers.Kumble's recommendation is based on Arshdeep Singh's impressive performances in the ongoing T20 World Cup, particularly his career-best figures of 4/9 against the USA and his ability to bowl with precision in the death overs, as demonstrated in the match against Pakistan. ALSO SEE: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points Table"I think the way he bowled that last over against Pakistan, and also the way he can bowl in different areas in the T20 game, I think certainly puts him ahead of Mohamed Siraj. If at all India takes that option of going with just the two seamers and Hardik Pandya," the former...
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Pakistan’s fate at T20 World Cup could lie in hands of weather in Lauderhill, Florida

Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the Super 8 stage at the ongoing T20 World Cup were always going to be on tricky terrain after they were shocked by the host nation USA in their opening encounter. Their defeat to India in the second game — where they could have easily won after restricting India to 119 runs in the first innings — was particularly hard to take. But Pakistan managed to bounce back by defeating Canada. However, Pakistan still have a mountain to climb in the coming days. And it will tricky because of the weather conditions in Lauderhill, the Florida city which will host the most crucial games of Group A. The Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium, Lauderhill is to host the following games: USA vs Ireland: June 14 (Friday) India vs Canada: June 15 (Saturday)...
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Watch: Mohammed Siraj receives ‘Fielder of the Match’ medal from Yuvraj Singh after India’s T20 World Cup win vs USA | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj was recognized for his exceptional fielding performance in India's resounding 7-wicket victory over the USA in their ICC T20 World Cup Group A encounter on Wednesday. Following the match, held at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, Siraj received the 'Fielder of the Match' award from none other than Indian cricketing legend Yuvraj Singh, himself renowned for his exceptional fielding capabilities.ALSO SEE: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableSiraj's impact on the game was undeniable. He showcased his athleticism and agility by taking two brilliant catches to dismiss Aaron Jones and Nitish Kumar. Additionally, his presence of mind and quick reflexes led to the run-out of Jasdeep Singh on the final ball of the USA's innings. One par...
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New Zealand lose to West Indies, but can Black Caps still reach Super 8 at T20 World Cup? Yes, with lot of help

New Zealand lost to the West Indies by 13 runs in their group stage clash at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad in the ongoing T20 World Cup. It’s a result that seals the co-hosts’ entry into the Super 8s and leaves the Black Caps almost eliminated. Almost. Yes, despite the Black Caps suffering their second defeat in two games in the Group C, which leaves the team at the bottom of the five-team standings with zero points and a NRR of -2.425, New Zealand still have two games in hand against Uganda and Papua New Guinea. Mathematically, New Zealand are still not out of the contention for securing a spot in the Super 8 stage where only two teams from each group will progress. In Group C, co-hosts West Indies have already secured the top spot with three wins in three games. How N...
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T20 World Cup: West Indies into Super Eight, winless New Zealand face early exit | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: New Zealand's hopes of advancing to the Super Eight stage in the ongoing T20 World Cup were in jeopardy after a 13-run defeat against the West Indies in Trinidad on Thursday. The co-hosts, who have now won their first three matches, became the fourth team to qualify for the next round.The other three teams already qualified for the Super Eights are - India, Australia and South Africa. As it happened: West Indies vs New ZealandBatting first, the West Indies found themselves in a precarious position at 30 for five in the seventh over. However, Sherfane Rutherford's scintillating unbeaten 68 off just 39 deliveries, which included two fours and six sixes, propelled the home side to a respectable total of 149 for nine.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points TableIn response, the Black Cap...
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‘Just make Pakistan team deport!’ — Posters that catch eyes during USA vs India T20 World Cup 2024 game | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York was not just a battleground for cricketing action but also a vibrant canvas of creativity and passion during the T20 World Cup 2024 encounter between USA and India on Wednesday.Spectators, attending the game, brought an array of eye-catching posters, with each telling a unique story and adding to the electrifying atmosphere. ALSO SEE: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableFrom humorous quips to heartfelt messages, these posters captured the spirit of the game and the camaraderie between fans of both nations.One particularly striking poster featured a bold proclamation, "Indian at heart, American on Paper; Who to support? Don't care! Just make Pakistan team deport!" adorned with flags of both India and the USA, sy...
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West Indies 0/0 in 0.0 Overs | T20 World Cup WI vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand opt to bowl – The Times of India

New Zealand (Playing XI) - Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra (In for Mark Chapman), James Neesham (In for Michael Bracewell), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (In for Matt Henry), Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (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); }; if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded = !0; n.version = '2.0'; n.queue = []; t = b.createElement(e); t.async = !0; t.defer = ...
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WI vs NZ Highlights, T20 World Cup 2024: West Indies beat New Zealand 13 runs, advance to Super 8s – The Times of India

West Indies vs New Zealand T20 WC Live Score: Sherfane Rutherford rescued the West Indies with the bat and their bowlers contained New Zealand to complete a 13-run victory in a Group C match of the T20 World Cup in Trinidad on Wednesday. Rutherford's unbeaten 68 off 39 balls (two fours, six sixes) lifted the home side from the depths of 30 for five in the seventh over to a competitive 149 for nine after they were put in by Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson. Thrashed in their opening match by Afghanistan and therefore in a virtual must-win situation, the Black Caps never developed any momentum in the chase in being restricted to 136 for nine. Playing XIs: West Indies: Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (w), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell,...
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Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood hopes England’s T20 World Cup ends early | Cricket News – Times of India

Josh Hazlewood, the Australian fast bowler, has expressed his opinion that "it is in our best interest" if their long-time rivals and the current champions, England, were to be eliminated early from the T20 World Cup. He did not dismiss the possibility of exploiting the tournament's format to ensure this outcome.Australia have already progressed to the 'Super 8s' round, having won all three of their matches in Group B.England, on the other hand, have only managed to secure a single point from their two games and must win their remaining matches to have any hope of advancing alongside Australia.T20 WORLD CUP: Schedule | Points TableCurrently, Scotland hold the second position in the group with five points and are poised to claim the other 'Super 8s' spot. Australia and Scotland, who have...
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T20 World Cup scenarios: Despite complications, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, England, New Zealand can still qualify for Super 8s

T20 World Cup scenarios: Multiple heavyweights find themselves in a scramble to qualify for the Super 8s of the ongoing T20 World Cup at the moment. Some teams are under pressure due to washouts in group games while others suffered defeats that have put their chances in the balance. The situation for some teams is more dire than for others. In this explainer, we break down the qualification scenarios for the heavyweights like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, England and New Zealand: How can Sri Lanka still qualify for Super 8 at T20 World Cup? Sri Lanka’s situation: Three games played, one point accumulated with a NRR of -0.777 The washout of their game against Nepal on Wednesday morning surely hurt the Sri Lankan team. The irony of this situation is that they will be forced to pray to the weath...
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Sri Lanka vs Nepal T20 World Cup match called off due to rain in Florida | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Heavy rain and a waterlogged outfield led to the cancellation of the T20 World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Nepal on Wednesday in Florida.Rain had poured throughout the day, with flood warnings in the region. A break in the weather allowed ground staff to start drying the field.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points TableHowever, despite the efforts, officials called the game off after an hour of work, disappointing the large and lively Nepalese fans at the Central Broward Stadium.The teams were left to share the points.Sri Lanka, having lost their first two games to South Africa and Bangladesh, are now on the verge of mathematical elimination from the competition.Nepal also faced a setback, losing their opening game to the Netherlands.South Africa lead Group D with a perfect six...
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India vs USA: US cricket team closing in on major success at 2024 T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The United States national cricket team has already made a significant impact in the game's hierarchy by defeating Pakistan last week at the 2024 T20 World Cup, a remarkable feat considering the sport's relative obscurity in America compared to the fervor it generates in countries like England, where it originated. Cricket, with its unique terminology and gameplay, bears a passing resemblance to baseball, but the differences are stark, from the purposeful bouncing of the ball by the pitcher to the scoring of runs.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points TableThis year, the United States is witnessing the sport up close as the T20 World Cup unfolds across various venues in New York, Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean. The U.S. team, with a history dating back to at least 1844, is set to...
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EXCLUSIVE: 18 years later, USA all-rounder Nisarg Patel aims for reunion with Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: USA all-rounder Nisarg Patel was a mere 18 years old when he travelled to Sri Lanka for the Under-19 World Cup in 2006. The tournament had prominent players from various nations, including the likes of current Indian captain Rohit Sharma and star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.The USA team, placed in Group B with Australia, the West Indies, and South Africa, played three matches but unfortunately lost all of them, leading to an early exit from the tournament.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points TableDespite the disappointing outcome, Nisarg had the opportunity to meet the entire Indian squad, exchanging greetings with Rohit and Jadeja before returning to the United States.Now, 18 years later, Nisarg, who is part of the senior USA team, is eagerly anticipating a reunion with Rohit and...
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T20 World Cup: Caution hinting at their lack of confidence, Pakistan get over the line against Canada to keep Super 8 hopes alive

Desperate situations call for desperate measures, even if it means breaking up one of the most prolific opening partnerships for a team. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been almost a constant at the top of the order for Pakistan in their recent T20I history – not to great effect of late – but after two demoralising defeats to start their T20 World Cup campaign and the wave of criticism coming in their direction, the skipper made the radical decision to drop himself down the order. With net run rate also in the picture, conventional logic would suggest that the former champions would have try to get the 107-run target as quickly as possible, but the lack of confidence and vagaries of the unpredictable Nassau County pitch meant that even against a limited opposition like Canada, they ...