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Exclusive – ‘Afghanistan should play semi-final of T20 World Cup because…’: Former captain Asghar Afghan’s bold prediction | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Despite falling short of advancing to the knockout stages of the ICC World Cup 2023, Afghanistan had a stellar run on Indian soil, having secured victories over former world champions England, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. With an aim to better their recent success, Ibrahim Zadran and his men have started sweating over their prowess ahead of the forthcoming T20 World Cup.Hosted by the USA and West Indies, the biggest cricketing extravaganza of the year is scheduled to take place over the month of June where the Afghans are seemingly considered a team to watch out for. Kickstarting their World Cup preparatory campaign on a positive note, Afghanistan recently overshadowed UAE 2-1 in a three-match T20 series.In an exclusive interview with TimesofIndia.com, former Afghanistan ca...
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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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‘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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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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World Cup Final: Pat Cummins reveals the reason behind his surprising decision to bowl first | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Australia captain Pat Cummins's decision to bowl first after winning the toss in the ODI World Cup final in Ahmedabad on Sunday surprised many, but the clinical fashion in which the Aussies won their sixth title against a team that looked unstoppable showed that Cummins & co had their plans in place. India batted first in most of their 10 wins en route to the final, and Rohit did say at the toss on Sunday that he would have batted first.So both the skippers got what they wanted, but Cummins had his reasons to bowl first, and the Australian bowling and fielding synched up nicely to back the skipper and dismiss India for a below-par 240."We were kind of umming and ahhing right up until the toss really, but I thought (there was) half a chance the wicket got better toni...
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Glenn Maxwell gets special gift from Virat Kohli after World Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Following Australia's triumph in the World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore teammates Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell shared a heartfelt moment even as the joyous Aussies celebrated with laughter and embraces, while the Indian players were left with shattered dreams and teary eyes.As the players from both teams exchanged handshakes, Kohli and Maxwell had a special exchange.The Indian icon, who played a crucial innings of 54, gifted his jersey to the explosive Australian all-rounder, strengthening the bond formed during their time together in the Indian Premier League.Despite Kohli's significant contribution to India's total of 240, he faced an unfortunate dismissal against skipper Pat Cummins. Attempting to defend the ball, an inside edge...
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‘We stand with you always’: PM Narendra Modi leads chin-up messages to Team India after defeat in World Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India's dream of winning a third ODI World Cup title came crashing down on Sunday, when Australia defeated the hosts in the final by six wickets to win their sixth trophy in the showpiece event of the 50-over format.Despite half-centuries by Virat Kohli (54) and KL Rahul (66), India could only put on 240 on the board after being asked to bat first by Australia skipper Pat Cummins, who won the toss. India's bowling, which had been the talk of the town in their 10 consecutive wins before losing in the final, had no answer to the skills of Australian opener Travis Head, who scored a 120-ball 137 to take his team to victory with seven overs to spare. Head added 192 runs with Marnus Labuschagne (58) after Australia's run-chase started on the wrong note, losing three wickets ...
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India vs Australia | I wasn’t invited for the final, says former captain Kapil Dev

[ad_1] Kapil Dev with the 1983 World Cup trophy. File | Photo Credit: Getty Images Former India captain Kapil Dev on November 19 claimed that he was not invited to the World Cup final between the hosts and Australia in Ahmedabad.Kapil, who led India to its maiden ODI World Cup title in 1983, said he wanted to travel for the game with the rest of his teammates. “I wasn’t invited there. They didn’t call me so I did not go. As simple as that. I wanted the whole ’83 team to be there with me but I guess due to the fact that it’s such a big event and people are so busy handling responsibilities, sometimes they forget,” Kapil told ABP News.Among other former India captains who were present at the Narendra Modi Stadium were Sourav Ganguly, who was invited in the capacity of a former BCCI presid...
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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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“If the ball is not swinging…”: Mohammed Shami reveals his success mantra | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India's star pacer Mohammed Shami, who is in exceptional form in the ICC ODI World Cup, emphasised on his strategy of maintaining a stump-to-stump length and targeting a specific delivery "zone" to secure wickets.Shami is the highest wicket-taker in the mega tournament with 23 scalps in six matches. His economy rate stands at 5.01, boasting a four-for and three five-wicket hauls.In the recent semifinal clash against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Shami rattled the Kiwis batting line with seven wickets.ICC World Cup 2023: Cricket fever takes on Ahmedabad, hotel room prices surge upto Rs 1.2 lakhShami missed the initial four matches of the World Cup, with all-rounder Hardik Pandya being the preferred pacer in the team before an ankle injury ruled him out f...
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CWC 2023 | Suryakumar Yadav awards ‘Fielder of the Match’ medal to Ravindra Jadeja after SFs win over NZ

[ad_1] India’s Ravindra Jadeja takes the catch of New Zealand’s Glenn Philip during their match in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 15, 2023. | Photo Credit: ANI India's star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja won the 'Fielder of the Match' medal for his excellence in the semifinal clash against New Zealand at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.Jadeja was presented the best fielder medal by batter Suryakumar Yadav in a dressing room ceremony following India's 70-run victory.Following the semi-final, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday posted a video on X featuring Jadeja taking home the best fielder medal. Fielding coach T. Dilip announced pacer Mohammed Siraj, wicketkeeper-batter K. L. Rahul, and Jadeja were three potential candid...
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IND vs NZ: KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill miss optional nets as India gear up for Kiwi challenge in semis | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] MUMBAI: A confident Team India arrived at the Wankhede on the eve of their World Cup semifinal against New Zealand on Wednesday to train under lights.As it was an optional net session, vice-captain and wicket-keeper KL Rahul, No.4 bat Shreyas Iyer, pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and opener Shubman Gill chose to give the nets a miss. It has been a practice that the team has followed to give the players the choice whether to train or not, especially when the team has had travel and a game closely bunched.India vs New Zealand World Cup semi-final: Who's better in head-on battles?Ishan Kishan, who has not featured in the playing XI since the victory over Afghanistan in New Delhi on October 11, took first strike and murdered the spin bowlers bowling at him.As coach Rahul Drav...
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Rohit Sharma cites role clarity, team environment behind Team India’s success in World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravi Bishnoi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Sen, Mukesh Kumar, and Tilak Varma. 12 players have made their ODI debut since Rohit Sharma was appointed full-time India captain across formats.None of them have featured in this World Cup.Among players who have played less than 50 ODIs, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, and Prasidh Krishna, all who debuted before Rohit took over, are in the 15-member squad.India vs New Zealand World Cup semi-final: Who's better in head-on battles?Covid, injuries, illness and two T20 World Cups within a year meant that teams had to spread their net far and wide in search of a good ODI squad for the 50-over World Cup. India as hosts of the event have had...
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“Time has come for…”: Rohit Sharma ahead of World Cup semifinal vs New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In recent weeks, Team India has undergone a remarkable evolution, becoming an indomitable force that triumphs over all adversaries on its journey to success. However, ahead of Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against New Zealand, India captain Rohit Sharma is also hoping for luck to be on their side.India have been the most dominant team in this World Cup having won all their nine league matches to finish at the top of the points table.India will face New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in the first semifinal."Time has come for luck to favour you and fortune favours the brave," Rohit said on the eve of the big-ticket game.Rohit said the hosts will not be required to make big changes in regards to their mindset and approach just because they are headed into the semifinal ...
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IND vs NZ semifinal | Will take a fresh approach because it does start again, says Williamson

[ad_1] New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is seen during a practice session ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 semifinal against India in Mumbai. | Photo Credit: Reuters The last time New Zealand featured in an ODI World Cup semifinal, in 2019, it came out victorious against a star-studded India. Four years later, as the two teams meet again in yet another semifinal — this time at the Wankhede Stadium — New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is comfortable with the ‘underdog’ tag attached to his side. “I think every game in this tournament is a tricky one. As we have seen throughout, any team can beat anybody on the day. That’s obviously the quality on both sides, but it’s also about the changing conditions and how that has an impact. So, for us, it’s great to have got to the final s...
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World Cup final beckons India

[ad_1] India, who finished the top of the standings in the round-robin stage and won all their nine matches, will face the Kiwis who ended up fourth on the points table and had lost the league match to India in Dharamsala by four wickets. [ad_2] Source link
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We need early wickets against New Zealand at Wankhede: Kuldeep

[ad_1] India’s Kuldeep Yadav celebrates the wicket of Netherlands’ Logan van Beek during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match between India and Netherlands at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Ahead of their World Cup semifinals against New Zealand, Indian left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav on Sunday said Wankhede remains a tough venue for bowlers, and the hosts would require early wickets to get on top of the Kiwis. India will face New Zealand in the last four match in Mumbai on Wednesday. “It is a difficult venue to bowl. The bounce is true and batsmen often dominate there. Unlike in T20, of course, the bowlers have plenty of time to come back into the game," said Kuldeep after India defeated the Netherlands by 160 runs to finish their league...
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ICC World Cup | Best wishes to Team India for semis: PM Modi

[ad_1] India’s Rohit Sharma celebrates after winning the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match over Netherlands, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian cricket team on Sunday on its win against the Netherlands in a World Cup match and extended best wishes to the players for the semifinals.K L Rahul's century and Shreyas Iyer's 128 lit up the Diwali day as India mowed down the Netherlands by 160 runs here on Sunday, registering its ninth consecutive victory in the showpiece event.It helped India finish the league engagements with 18 points and the players will now move to Mumbai for the high-stakes semifinal clash against New Zealand on Wednesday."Diwali becomes even more special thanks to our cr...
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India 15/0 in 2.0 Overs | Live Cricket Score, IND vs NED 2023: India bat first after winning the toss – The Times of India

[ad_1] LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Nov 12, 2023, 14:14:54 ISTNED vs IND World Cup 2023 Live Updates: As India continue their dominant run in the World Cup, attention turns to their final league game against the Netherlands, where Virat Kohli aims to achieve his landmark 50th ODI century. Although India have already secured a spot in the semifinals, every match in the World Cup holds significance, with both personal milestones and team goals in focus. Kohli, having equaled Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI centuries, is eagerly awaiting to reach the historic 50th ton. With 543 runs in the tournament so far, Kohli leads India's batting chart and is set to surpass the 600-run mark in a 50-over World Cup for the first time in his career. The former Indian captain, known for his focus and ...