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I get impression that India and Pakistan players want to play against each other regularly: Mohammad Rizwan | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan, who recently played alongside India's Cheteshwar Pujara for English county side Sussex, has got an impression that cricketers from both countries are keen on playing against each other regularly. Rizwan and Pujara also enjoyed some useful batting partnership and generally got along well. "Everyone wants to see Pakistan and India play bilateral series or other matches but the state level affairs are not in the hands of the players," Rizwan told reporters in Lahore. Rizwan said he had had some quality discussion with Pujara on perception of Indian players about being engaged in bilateral cricket with Pakistan. "I get the impression that players of both sides want to play regularly against each other but we can't do anything," he added. Rizwan ...
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India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022 Live Streaming: When and where to watch

India vs Pakistan (IND vs PAK), Asia Cup 2022, Live Streaming: The Indian men’s hockey team, led by Olympic bronze medallist Birendra Lakra, will kick off their campaign against Pakistan on Monday. From Melbourne 1956 to Athens 2004, 🇮🇳 🆚 🇵🇰 at the Olympics has always been a spicy affair! 🔥 The two sides renew their quest for glory at the Asia Cup 2022 later today! 🏑#HockeyAsiaCup2022 | @TheHockeyIndia | @PHFofficial | @FIH_Hockey — Olympic Khel (@OlympicKhel) May 23, 2022 India will be defending the Asia Cup title and will be up against Japan, Pakistan and hosts Indonesia in Pool A, while Malaysia, Korea, Oman and Bangladesh are grouped in Pool B. Here is all you need to know about tonight’s encounter. Where will India vs Pakistan Asia Cup match be held? India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 20...
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Young Indian team needs to handle pressure in Asia Cup hockey opener against Pakistan

A second-string Indian men’s hockey team will have to tactfully deal with the pressure when it opens its title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup here on Monday. While Pakistan has fielded quite a few new faces in the tournament, India will be represented by its ‘A’ team under the leadership of veteran Birendra Lakra, who came out of retirement after the Tokyo Olympics. For India, the Asia Cup provides a platform to test its bench strength ahead of a busy season, that includes the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the FIH World Cup next year for which the Tokyo Olympic medallists have already qualified as the host nation. Pakistan, on the other hand, is looking at the tournament to make the cut for the 2023 World Cup in Bhubaneswar. The top three teams in Asia will qua...
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‘The plan was to beat the Indian team psychologically’: Shoaib Akhtar recalls Indo-Pak tour in 2004

The Indian national cricket team toured Pakistan in the 2003–04 cricket season for a series comprising five ODIs and three Tests. India went on to win the ODI series 3-2 and the Test series 2-1. Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar recalled his memories from the tour and revealed how the green men had plans for their arch-rivals in the Test series in 2004. “The plan was to beat the Indian team psychologically in the Test series in 2004. We wanted to create pacy wickets for Indian batters and scare them with sheer pace, Akhtar said in an interaction with former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif, who was also part of that tour. Kaif also described the love and respect which Indian players got on their Pakistan tour in 2004. “We got a lot of love and respect in Pakistan during our tour. Not...
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In the danger zone of the drag-flick: Tirkey, Rasquinha recall fractures, close calls, Pakistan’s Sohail Abbas’s speed

Dilip Tirkey is scarred for life. Literally. Eighteen years ago, in October 2004 at Delhi’s National Stadium, Tirkey was manning the right goalpost when Pakistan legend Sohail Abbas unleashed his trademark ferocious drag-flick. On the left post was Viren Rasquinha. And they both watched in dread as goalkeeper Adrian D’Souza, in his inimitable style, charged out to block Abbas’ shot. For Rasquinha and Tirkey, D’Souza’s runs made the sighting the ball that much tougher. “If he wouldn’t be able to stop the ball, it would come through his legs or under his arms. And Sohail had a sling action, so you couldn’t judge where the ball was going,” Rasquinha says. “In that match against Pakistan, we had planned that Dilip would take the right post down and I’d take the left. Sohail flicked, Adrian ...
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‘India not our enemy’: Danish Kaneria hits back at Shahid Afridi over his ‘religious sentiments’ remarks

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has accused Shahid Afridi of instigating people in the name of religion. “India is not our enemy. Our enemies are those who instigate people in the name of religion. If you consider India as your enemy, then don’t ever go to any Indian media channel,” tweeted Kaneria on Monday. The spinner has bagged 261 wickets in 61 Test matches for Pakistan. “When I raised my voice against forced conversion, I was threatened that my career would be destroyed,” he added. It all started when Kaneria in one of his interviews revealed that Shahid Afridi forced him to convert to Islam. India is not our enemy. Our enemies are those who instigate people in the name of religion. If you consider India as your enemy, then don’t ever go to any Indian media channel. @S...
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India could have declared after Sachin Tendulkar got his 200: Yuvraj Singh on Multan declaration | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh feels that the side could have declared in the Multan Test against Pakistan after legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar had completed his double hundred. On March 29, 2004, during the second day of the Test, Virender Sehwag became the first Indian to score a triple-century in Test cricket with a blistering knock of 309. But what became a huge talking point was stand-in skipper and current India head coach Rahul Dravid opting to declare the first innings at 675/5 in 161.5 overs. The declaration meant that Tendulkar was stranded at 194, falling six runs short of his double century. The mention of the declaration while approaching a landmark was extensively written by Tendulkar in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way'. "We got a message in between ...
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Politics can be set aside… why should the fans not enjoy India-Pakistan games: PCB chairman Ramiz Raja

Handpicked by his captain and now Prime Minister Imran Khan to run Pakistan cricket about six months back, Ramiz Raja has had an eventful stint. A win against India in the T20 World Cup, New Zealand’s last- minute pull-out, the successful conduct of the PSL and the much-awaited Australia tour – there hasn’t been a dull moment for the PCB chairman. This week, Raja attempts his most ambitious pitch at the ICC board meeting – an annual four-nation T20 tournament involving Pakistan, India, Australia and England. With the BCCI not keen to support the PCB proposal, Raja faces a tough task but he isn’t worried. In his chat with Sandeep Dwivedi, the former Pakistan skipper talks about building cricket properties and being self-reliant. What a great series ! Pakistan would have learned what it ...
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Will take up four-nation proposal with Sourav Ganguly at ACC meeting: Ramiz Raja

Undeterred by India’s lack of interest, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja says he will discuss his proposal to launch a four-nation ODI tournament with BCCI counterpart Sourav Ganguly during the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in Dubai on March 19. Ramiz told reporters at the national stadium in Karachi that he has proposed the tournament, also featuring Australia and England, to ensure that players from India and Pakistan get to play each other more often and to increase revenue for other member countries in the International Cricket Council. “I will talk to Sourav Ganguly about it when we meet for the ACC meeting in Dubai. Both of us are former captains and players and for us cricket is not about politics,” he said. “Even if India does not go with us on this proposal,...
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Mandhana hails “inspirational” Pakistan captain Maroof for returning to action six months after child birth

Star India opening batter Smriti Mandhana has hailed “inspirational” Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof for setting an example for sportswomen across the world by returning to play six months after giving birth to a child. After they beat arch-rivals Pakistan by 107 runs in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, some Indian players were seen having a good time with Maroof’s daughter Fatima with pictures and videos of them playing with the six-month-old girl going viral. Vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Renuka Singh Thakur, Meghna Singh and Richa Ghosh were seen making playful gestures at the toddler cradled in Maroof’s arm. This video .. 🇮🇳🙌🏻🇵🇰#INDvPAK #INDvSL #PAKvIND #PAKvAUS#CWC22 #Peshawarblast pic.twitter.com/VuoCOGyzKW — DhrubaJyot Nath 🇮🇳 (@Dhrubayogi) March 6, 2022...
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The Pooja Vastrakar story: From playing with boys and dealing with a tragedy that threatened to destroy her to helping India beat Pakistan in the Women’s World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: 22-year-old Indian cricketer Pooja Vastrakar has played 2 Tests, 14 ODIs and 24 T20Is for the Indian women's cricket team since her international debut in 2018. On Sunday, though, in what was her 14th ODI in the blue jersey of the Indian team, Vastrakar played a knock which will go down as her best performance with the bat so far and that too at a time when the team desperately needed someone to stand tall and deliver in a high pressure World Cup game. In the high-octane clash against Pakistan, in what was India's opening match in the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup in New Zealand, Vastrakar was at her best with the bat. Coming in to bat at number 8, Vastrakar, who hails from Bilaspur in Madhya, Pradesh belted 67 off 59 deliveries and stitched a 122-run partnership with Sneh Ra...
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Aim was to rotate strike and accelerate after 45th over: Pooja Vastrakar, Sneha Rana | Cricket News – Times of India

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Taking charge after the Indian top order collapsed, all-rounders Pooja Vastrakar and Sneha Rana's aim was to rotate strike till the 45th over before going for the big shots in their Women's World Cup match against arch-rivals Pakistan here on Sunday. India thrashed Pakistan by 107 runs to begin their campaign with a win. Vastrakar (67) and Rana (53 not out) stitched a 122-run partnership to take India to a respectable 244 for 7. India then dismissed Pakistan for 137 in 43 overs. "Actually, our top order collapsed so we decided to take on the charge and we decided to change and rotate the strike. The pitch was slow, so our plan was to focus on singles and doubles at the start," Rana said at the post-match press conference. "We lost early wickets. We were the the last bat...
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Happy we won against Pakistan, but lot of things to work on, says Mithali Raj | Cricket News – Times of India

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Her team may have beaten Pakistan by 107 runs in their Women's World Cup opener but India skipper Mithali Raj on Sunday expressed concerns about the side's batting, especially the top-order. India posted 244 for seven and bowled out for 137 to record a convincing win at the Bay Oval. "I am happy we won the first game but a lot of things to work on. When you lose wickets in the middle order, it does put a lot of pressure. The top-order has to score runs in a big tournament like this," Raj said at the post-match presentation ceremony. "When you have all-rounders like Sneh (Rana), Deepti (Sharma) and Pooja (Vastrakar), we extend our batting line up. Hope Pooja would be fine before the next game." After opting to bat, India were reduced to 114/6 at one point, but Pooja Vast...
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India win World Cup opener but Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof’s daughter wins everyone’s hearts

India started their Women’s ODI World Cup campaign with a win on Sunday against Pakistan but the winners were bowled over by Bismah Maroof’s daughter after the match. Pakistan skipper’s baby daughter Fatima won hearts of the Indian cricketers and ICC posted a selfie of the women in blue with Bismah and her little one, pushing the rivalry aside. Little Fatima’s first lesson in the spirit of cricket from India and Pakistan 💙💚 #CWC22 📸 @TheRealPCB pic.twitter.com/ut2lCrGL1H — ICC (@ICC) March 6, 2022 A video of the Indian cricketers playing with Fatima also went viral on social media as Bismah carried atima in her arms at the stadium in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Bismah Maroof’s legacy will go far beyond her achievements on the field. In a society that often tells women to make choice...
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India vs Pakistan Live Score, Women’s World Cup 2022: Mithali Raj opts to bat against Pakistan – The Times of India

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Mar 06, 2022, 06:28:39 ISTIndia captain Mithali Raj wins toss, opts to bat against Pakistan at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. In each of their seven league matches, India will have to bring their 'A' game. For that to happen, they will have to fire as a cohesive unit, which is something they have failed to do in recent times. Get live cricket score updates of women's World Cup 2022 match between India vs Pakistan. Check live scorecard, ball by ball commentary, cricket score online on Times of IndiaRead Less!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,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.src=v;s=b.getElementsBy...
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Youngsters given ample game time, we now know where they fit in team ahead of Women’s ODI World Cup: Mithali Raj | Cricket News – Times of India

CHRISTCHURCH: Indian captain Mithali Raj feels youngsters like Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh have shown that they have the ability to compete at the highest level and the last few series have helped the team to figure out its composition ahead of women's ODI World Cup next month. India tried out some new talents in the series against South Africa, England, Australia and New Zealand ahead of the World Cup beginning on March 4 in New Zealand. "The talent that we've got in the last year, we've tried some young talent in the squad, and most of them have shown that they have the ability to play at this level like Richa (Ghosh), Shafali (Verma), we have Meghna Singh in the seamers, Pooja Vastrakar," Raj said on the second day of the captains' opening media conferences. "They all have been giv...
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T20 World Cup 2022: India-Pakistan match tickets sold out within five minutes of going on sale | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Excitement is building for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022, with general ticket allocations for two match-days sold out on the first day of going on sale to the public. General ticket allocations have all been sold for India vs Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23 and the double-header that features South Africa vs Bangladesh and India vs Group A runner-up at the Sydney Cricket Ground on October 27. This comes after 200,000 tickets were sold during the pre-sale period across the 45 matches being played in Australia from October 16 to November 13 later this year. Such was the demand to see one of world cricket's biggest rivalries, the allocations for the India vs Pakistan match were sold within five minutes of going on sale. Over 800,000 fans are expected to...
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T20 World Cup 2022: India-Pakistan match tickets sold out within minutes

Come October 23, India will lock horns with their arch-rival Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. India-Pakistan is the most predictable early-round fixture in ICC tournaments will be played in the T20 World Cup when India and Pakistan square off at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The two countries now play only in ICC events, with no bilateral series since 2013. One of the reasons is this match helps the world body with a big windfall in terms of gate money and eyeballs on television guaranteed. Such is the demand to see one of world cricket’s biggest rivalries, the allocations for the India vs Pakistan match to be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23 were sold within five minutes of going on sale. India and Pakistan clash on the opening weekend of the main round of t...
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Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: India to meet Pakistan at MCG on October 23 | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: The schedule for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 was announced on Friday, and India will lock horns with Pakistan in their opening match of the tournament on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). To be held in Australia between October 16 and November 13, the tournament will be played across seven venues -- Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Geelong, Hobart and Perth -- that will host a total of 45 matches. In the first round (qualification round), 2014 champions Sri Lanka and Namibia will play the opening match of the tournament at Kardinia Park, Geelong, on October 16. They will be joined by two qualifiers in Group A. Two-time champions West Indies will also start in the first round, joined in Group B by Scotland and two qualifiers in Hobart. In the 'Super ...
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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: A look at India and all teams schedule

T20 World Cup 2022: Just like the last edition, India will be launching their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 campaign against the arch-rival Pakistan on October 23 (Sunday) at Melbourne Cricket Ground. On Friday, the T20 World Cup schedule was revealed. India with teams like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Africa are placed in Group 2. The tournament is set to commence on October 16. The mega event will witness the participation of 12 teams in the finals of the tournament. This is the very first time that Australia have been given the opportunity to host a mega event. Group 1 is made up of teams like Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, England and two more teams will be joining from the qualifiers. Here are India’s fixtures in the 2022 T20 World Cup: Mark your 🗓️, set your ⏰ & get ...