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Luke Wright named as new England cricket selector | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Luke Wright has retired from professional cricket to become the new selector for the England men's team, it was announced Tuesday. The 37-year-old batsman made 101 white-ball international appearances and was a member of the England squad that won the 2010 T20 World Cup in the Caribbean. Wright was playing for south coast club Sussex, for whom he made over 400 appearances in all formats, scoring over 16,000 runs, including 30 centuries, until the end of this year's county season. He has also featured in overseas T20 leagues including Australia's Big Bash League and the Indian Premier League. Introducing our new Men's Selector, @lukewright204 🤝— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1669136400000The post of national selector was abolished by former director of cricket Ashley Giles, w...
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Rishabh Pant be given the opportunity to open, can go gung-ho in the powerplay: Dinesh Karthik | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: 2022 has been a year where Rishabh Pant has been in and out of the T20I side, coinciding with the form being up and down too. In India's campaign at the Men's T20 World Cup, Pant was brought in for the last Super 12 game against Zimbabwe and semi-final against England, but didn't leave much impact. Now Dinesh Karthik, the veteran wicketkeeper-batter who was preferred by the Indian team ahead of Pant for the lone keeper's slot since the Asia Cup and till the T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh, feels that the young left-hander be given a chance to open the batting for the side in T20Is as he can be attacking from the word go. "We know one thing for sure, Rishabh Pant's ability to play shots. And when the field is up, he can go gung-ho in the powerplay so we can give him the...
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“Karma”: Mohammad Shami takes dig at Shoaib Akhtar after Pakistan’s T20 World Cup final loss | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Following Pakistan's five-wicket loss to England in the final of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami took a dig at legendary Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, terming the loss as "Karma". Top knocks from openers Alex Hales and Jos Buttler powered England to an emphatic 10-wicket win over India in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in Australia at Adelaide on Thursday. Akhtar had posted a heartbreak emoji after the loss on Twitter. Shami responded to the post by saying, "Sorry brother It's call karma." Sorry brother It’s call karma 💔💔💔 https://t.co/DpaIliRYkd— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) 1668340115000Notably, Akhtar had slammed India after their semifinal exit in the showpiece event. In a video posted on his official Youtube channel, the for...
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ICC Twenty20 World Cup final | Chasing 138, England loses two quick wickets

If the match starts but cannot be finished, it will resume on Monday from where it was halted. If the match starts but cannot be finished, it will resume on Monday from where it was halted. Sam Curran bagged three wickets for just 12 runs as England held Pakistan to 137-8 in the Twenty20 World Cup final at a heaving Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. With forecast rain staying away, England produced disciplined and economical bowling to stymie the 2009 champions who never really got going, with Shan Masood’s 38 the top score.Follow the live updates between England vs Pakistan in MelbourneAn exciting finale awaits at the MCG 🏟️ 👀Follow all the action from the #PAKvENG clash on our official #T20WorldCup app 📲Download now ➡️ https://t.co/0GfUU96a6qpic.twitter.com/nnFgtpyqOZ— T20 Wor...
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History favours Pakistan, form with England in 2022 T20 World Cup final

Just like everyone wants a slice of 1992 from Babar Azam’s Pakistan, the core of this current English team also has a date with history on Australian soil as the two sides face off in the 2022 T20 World Cup final Just like everyone wants a slice of 1992 from Babar Azam’s Pakistan, the core of this current English team also has a date with history on Australian soil as the two sides face off in the 2022 T20 World Cup final A determined Babar Azam will be aiming to secure his seat beside the great Imran Khan in Pakistan cricket’s Hall of Fame as his team takes on a formidable England in the T20 World Cup final here on Sunday.The passage of 2009 champions into the final could even beat a Hollywood thriller script as they were down and out after the first week of the tournament with mora...
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T20 World Cup 2022 | England thrashes India; to meet Pakistan in finals

England are playing Phil Salt and Chris Jordan in place of Dawid Malan and Mark Wood, while India has retained Rishabh Pant, picking him over Dinesh Karthik England are playing Phil Salt and Chris Jordan in place of Dawid Malan and Mark Wood, while India has retained Rishabh Pant, picking him over Dinesh Karthik A thoroughly professional England annihilated an out-of-sync India by 10 wickets to sail into the World Cup final as Alex Hales and Jos Buttler’s relentless hitting mortified Rohit Sharma’s clueless attack, in Adelaide on November 10, 2022. England seemed to have saved their best for the grand stage as they reduced the semifinal to a lop-sided affair, courtesy a splendid bowling effort which they complemented with some breathtaking stroke-making. It was Hardik Pandya (...
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Virat Kohli’s chief threat in semifinal against England: Not a pacer, but Mooen

Without revealing much, Mooen Ali has said that England have plans to stop Virat Kohli. It’s a nothing quote really, just that they will stifle the runs and hope the pressure brings about the wicket. But one wonders, whether deep inside, he does harbour hopes of taking down Kohli on his own. Because he has done it in the past. Moeen has clean-bowled Kohli in the past, even in Tests, with his big-turning loopy off-breaks. Kohli has tried the cover drive on his stretched front-foot and was bowled once in a Test in Chennai. And in May this year, since the ball had been turning decently on the Pune surface, Kohli tried to wrist it with the turn to the onside. But he missed it completely. It spun in sharply from outside off-stump to go through the bat-pad gap and disturb the furniture. Moeen...
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T20 World Cup: With access shots and innovation, Suryakumar Yadav becomes a threat, says Matthew Hayden | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australian batting great Matthew Hayden believes T20 cricket is not always about power and subcontinental players such as Suryakumar Yadav demonstrated that they can pose a threat with "access shots" and "innovation". The power-hitters from teams such as Australia, England and West Indies have dominated the shortest format but Hayden gave the example of the rampaging Suryakumar to drive his point that it is more about finding a tricky balance. "The power game in T20 cricket is still being explored because there is a mixture," the former Australian opener and current Pakistan team mentor said ahead of Wednesday's T20 World Cup semifinal against New Zealand. "I think the subcontinental players, when you look at the tournament so far, guys like Suryakumar Yadav who are playing beau...
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T20 World Cup, India vs England: England need more silverware to achieve greatness, says Moeen Ali | Cricket News – Times of India

England must win more silverware to be considered a truly great limited-overs team, all-rounder Moeen Ali said, as the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup champions prepare to face India on Thursday in the semi-finals of the latest edition. England, who also won the 50-overs version three years ago, have failed to hit top gear in Australia and reached the last-four with a scrappy win over Sri Lanka. "There's a lot of talk about us being a great white-ball side and the England team has been really good, but we've only won one tournament," Moeen told British media. "It's important we start winning more as a team and as a country. "Then we can call ourselves a top side." While England have not been firing on all cylinders at the World Cup, Mooen backed them to peak at the right time. "We wanted to get...
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T20 World Cup, India vs England: Dawid Malan doubtful for T20 WC semifinal clash against India | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: England batter Dawid Malan is a doubtful starter for his side's T20 World Cup semifinal against India on Thursday after picking up an injury during the team's final Super 12 game. Malan sustained a groin injury in England's four-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Saturday. The former world No. 1 T20I batter hobbled off the field during the Sri Lankan innings and did not return to bat in England's run chase. Vice-captain Moeen Ali said Malan's injury doesn't look good. "He is a big player and has been for a number of years," Ali told the 'BBC'. "He has been one of our best players. I don't know but it (Malan's injury) doesn't look great." England, who finished second in their Super 12 Group 1, will clash with Group 1 toppers India on Thursday. "It doesn't get bigger and better than p...
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Suryakumar Yadav: I mastered scoop shot while playing rubber-ball cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Suryakumar Yadav's outrageous scoop shot off Zimbabwe pacer Richard Ngarava became a talking point in the T20 World Cup and the attacking Indian batter says he achieved mastery over the unorthodox stroke after years of practice with rubber ball. Suryakumar mesemerised the 82,000-strong MCG crowd with his his stroke-making ability on Sunday. His unbeaten 61-run knock off just 25 balls powered India to an imposing 186 for 5. The 32-year-old struck four sixes and six boundaries during that breathtaking knock. One shot that stood out was from the last ball of the Zimbabwe innings. Going down on one knee, Suryakumar picked up a Richard Ngarava full toss from outside the off stump and scooped it on the right of fine leg for an unthinkable six. The audacious shot became instant hit ...
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T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Pakistan and India vs England: Road to the semi-finals | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: New Zealand play Pakistan in Sydney on Wednesday and India face England in Adelaide on Thursday in the semi-finals at the Twenty20 World Cup. AFP Sport looks at the teams and their journeys into the final four:The Black Caps had a resounding start to the tournament with an 89-run thrashing of defending champions and hosts Australia, setting the tone for their campaign so far. A washout against Afghanistan did not stop their momentum. They thrashed Sri Lanka with Glenn Phillips smashing the second century of this World Cup with his 64-ball 104. New Zealand faltered in their chase of 180 against England but regrouped to outplay minnows Ireland as skipper Kane Williamson struck form with a quickfire 61. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (AFP Photo)Last year's beaten finalists t...
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ICC T20 World Cup 2022 | Suryakumar Yadav’s late surge takes India to competitive total against Zimbabwe

India made one change, bringing in wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant in place of veteran Dinesh Karthik India made one change, bringing in wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant in place of veteran Dinesh Karthik Suryakumar Yadav reaffirmed his status as world’s number one T20 batter with another piece of gem to propel India to 186 for five in their final T20 World Cup group league game against Zimbabwe on November 6, 2022. Surya smashed an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes. The last five overs yielded as many as 79 runs and bulk of them were scored by the Mumbaikar. The casual ramp shot to guide left-armer Richard Ngarava’s full-toss behind third-man, the slog sweep behind square using the pace of the delivery or the imperious inside out loft over ex...
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T20 World Cup, Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Pakistan make it to semifinals with five-wicket win over Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Pakistan qualified for the semifinals of the T20 World Cup after defeating Bangladesh by five wickets here on Sunday. In their high-stake last Super 12 match, Pakistan rode on Shaheen Afridi's four for 22, his career-best T20I figures, to first restrict Bangladesh to 127 for eight and then chased down the target in 11 balls to spare. Opting to bat, Bangladesh opener Najmul Hossain Shanto made 54, while Afif Hossain remained unbeaten on 24. Pakistan keep their calm and are through to the #T20WorldCup semi-final 👏#PAKvBAN | 📝: https://t.co/vXUjRfB2l0 https://t.co/DaSmLEN6O8— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1667720360000Later, Pakistan chased down the target with consummate ease, reaching 128 for five in 18.1 overs. Mohammad Rizwan made a run-a-ball 32, while Mohammad Haris scored a...
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ICC T20 World Cup 2022 | Shaheen Afridi’s four-wicket burst help Pakistan restrict Bangladesh to 127/8

After the Netherlands eliminated South Africa, winner of Pakistan vs Bangladesh will advance to the semifinals After the Netherlands eliminated South Africa, winner of Pakistan vs Bangladesh will advance to the semifinals Shaheen Afridi picked up a career-best four-wicket haul to help Pakistan restrict Bangladesh to a paltry 127 for eight in their do-or-die T20 World Cup match here on Sunday.On a difficult pitch, left-handed opener Najmul Hossain Shanto slammed a counter-attacking 48-ball 54 but Bangladesh lacked the final flourish with Pakistani spinners triggering the collapse before Afridi seizing control in a superb haul of 4/22.Shanto was at his fluent best and pierced the field at ease en route to his second fifty of the tournament.After the early dismissal of Liton Das, Shanto ...
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ICC Twenty20 World Cup | Stokes can play a lot of roles, he affects the game in all three facets, says Buttler

England, who finished second in the Group 1, will play their semifinal in Adelaide against winners of the second group. England, who finished second in the Group 1, will play their semifinal in Adelaide against winners of the second group. England skipper Jos Buttler is delighted that Ben Stokes has found his form as the T20 World Cup approaches the business end, saying that the all-rounder can play a lot of roles in the side thanks to his talent. After an underwhelming tournament so far, Stokes held his nerve through a middle-order collapse to lead England into the semifinals with a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka here on Saturday. After a solid start by Buttler and Alex Hales, England batters lost the plot with half the side back in the dugout, largely due to mystery spinner Wanindu ...
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T20 World Cup, India vs Zimbabwe: A chance to pocket his wicket, says Craig Ervine on Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Zimbabwe captain Craig Ervine mentioned that the chance to play with good batters like Virat Kohli is rare for them and it presents an opportunity for their bowlers to scalp wickets of one of the stalwarts of the game ahead of the team's clash against India on Saturday. The Zimbabwean stated that the chance to play a top team like India on such a big stage and at an iconic venue like MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) is rare and the team would like to make the most of the opportunity. "Not every day you get an opportunity to bowl to the likes of Virat Kohli. It is a chance to pocket his wicket. How often do you get to pocket the wicket of Virat Kohli? I am sure our fast bowlers will be raring to go, come tomorrow. Great opportunity to bowl at some of the best guys in the world,"...
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ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Ind vs Zim | Skipper Rohit and team ready to fire on all cylinders

A win will put India in pole position of group 2 but a loss might pave the way for Pakistan, who will go through to the semifinals if they beat Bangladesh A win will put India in pole position of group 2 but a loss might pave the way for Pakistan, who will go through to the semifinals if they beat Bangladesh Skipper Rohit Sharma will look to feast on a Zimbabwe bowling attack in his bid to play an innings that is long overdue in a must-win game of the T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday.With Virat Kohli in imperious form and other top-order batters such as KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav also playing impactful knocks each, the Indian captain (74 runs in 4 games) is in line to play one of his little gems on a ground where he has scored multiple white ball hundreds.Rohit has been playing...
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T20 World Cup: Which team has used its squad the best so far? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia has now entered the business end of the Super 12 stage. And the exciting part of this intensely fought tournament is that all the four semi-final spots are still vacant with just one game each remaining for the teams. Four teams each are still in the reckoning for the knock-out stage in both the groups – New Zealand, England, Australia and Sri Lanka in Group 1, and India, South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh in Group 2. The final round of matches will determine not only the teams in the last four stages but also who plays whom in it. The teams entered the tournament with a set of 15-member squads, in some cases with few standbys, with an aim to extract the best from them and progress further in the tournament, and eventually to...
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T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Ireland: Kane Williamson, spinners set up New Zealand’s 35-run win over Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Kane Williamson got into the groove with a 35-ball 61 before the spinners foxed Ireland batters with their guile as New Zealand put one foot in the T20 World Cup semifinals with a 35-run win on Friday. New Zealand were on course for a 200 plus total before pacer Joshua Little picked up a memorable hat-trick to limit New Zealand to 185 for six. New Zealand spinners Ish Sodhi (2/26) and Mitchell Santer (2/29) stifled Ireland, who ended with 150 for nine. Pacer Lockie Ferguson picked up three wickets. New Zealand register a comfortable victory against Ireland at the Adelaide Oval 👏#T20WorldCup | #IREvNZ | 📝… https://t.co/ISeOGiBN8Y— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1667546848000New Zealand are set to top the group with seven points from five games and have a better run rate compared ...