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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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ED conducts raids at 19 locations in Mumbai, Pune for illegal betting on IPL and Lok Sabha polls

Representational image of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) logo | Photo Credit: PTI The Enforcement Directorate (ED), Mumbai Zonal Office, has conducted search operations on June 12, 2024, under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, at 19 locations in Mumbai and Pune. The search operations were conducted as part of the ongoing probe in the case of “Fairplay” (thefairplay.io) which was involved in illegal broadcasting of cricket matches, particularly IPL, and various online betting activities including results of Lok Sabha Elections 2024, an ED official in a statement said.During the course of search operations, movable assets in the form of cash, bank funds, demat account holdings and luxury watches to the tune of approximately ₹8 crore were seized and frozen along with vari...
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T20 World Cup: A Virat-sized problem for Team India | Cricket News – Times of India

The batting superstar's poor run as opener is the only jarring note; team heads to Miami next for final league engagementNEW YORK: Indian cricket fans got everything they wanted from the New York leg of the World Cup. In the makeshift Nassau County Ground, which will be dismantled over the next few days, the Men in Blue played three games which offered completely different flavours.While Ireland was a standard walk in the park, the Pakistan game had all the highs and lows that you can expect from a top-of-the-chart encounter. The match against USA, meanwhile, was a battle of attrition in which India triumphed after enduring a few difficult phases.T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLEAmid all this, there was one note that went just a little off-tune: the form of Virat Kohli. The thousan...
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‘The problem with Virat Kohli is…’: How Sanjay Manjrekar wants star India batter to play in T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar advised Virat Kohli to play a in slightly conservative approach on hard wickets in New York ahead of India's ICC T20 World Cup match against the USA.At the Nassau County International Stadium on Wednesday, the third Group A match of the T20 World Cup between India and the USA will take place. India had won a low-scoring thriller over Pakistan by six runs in their previous encounter.T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLEThe United States of America defeated Pakistan in the Super Over. With four points from two wins in two games, India lead the group. With the identical win-loss record, the USA is in second position, though their net run rate is inferior.With scores of just one and four runs against Ireland and Pakistan, Virat - the grea...
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‘Sometimes you don’t get…’: Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey praises Hardik Pandya’s ability ahead of USA vs India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian team management, including bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, expressed confidence in Hardik Pandya's ability to deliver for the team in the T20 World Cup, despite his underwhelming performance in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Pandya has been a vital contributor to the Indian bowling attack, claiming five wickets at an economy rate of 6.37 in the first two matches of the tournament.ALSO SEE: T20 WORLD CUP 2024 Schedule | Points TableWhile his batting performance has yet to make a significant impact, Mhambrey emphasized that the team was not concerned about Pandya's form.Mhambrey stated that Pandya's confidence in his abilities was never in doubt, and the team was aware that he would eventually regain his form. "Hardik's confidence in his abi...
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‘People booed him so much, and…’: Aakash Chopra praises Hardik Pandya for winning over fans in T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has commended Hardik Pandya for winning over previously hostile fans with his stellar performance in India's T20 World Cup victory against Pakistan in New York. Pandya faced significant criticism during the IPL 2024 season after assuming the captaincy of Mumbai Indians from Rohit Sharma, but he managed to turn the tide with his recent contributions on the international stage.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points TableIn the T20 World Cup match on Sunday, Pandya struggled with the bat, scoring only seven runs off 12 balls as India set Pakistan a target of 120 runs. However, he made a significant impact with the ball, delivering an impressive spell of 2 for 24 in four overs, which was crucial in India's narrow six-run victory.Chopra reflected on P...
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BCCI secretary Jay Shah visits NFL headquarters in New York – Watch | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, Jay Shah, visited the National Football League (NFL) headquarters in New York. This visit comes as the BCCI top brass are in the United States to support Team India’s ongoing T20 World Cup campaign.The NFL, a league with a rich history spanning over a century, is renowned globally, culminating in the highly anticipated Super Bowl.The IPL, though much younger at 16 years old, has rapidly ascended in terms of revenue and popularity, tapping into the vast Indian market with broader global prospects on the horizon.In a video shared by the BCCI on social media, Jay Shah presented a customized NFL helmet featuring the BCCI's logo and a Team India jersey to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. In return, Shah received a trademar...
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‘A year ago, the same people were saying…’: Jasprit Bumrah shuts down critics with match-winning performances | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah couldn't help but laugh at the drastic shift in narratives about his career over the past year. Once doubted for his ability to return to form following a lower back stress fracture, Bumrah has now firmly reestablished himself as one of the world's leading fast bowlers.In 2022, Bumrah underwent surgery for a lower back stress fracture, causing him to miss the T20 World Cup in Australia.Just before his comeback, he suffered a strain, leading to an absence of more than ten months. This led to widespread skepticism about his capacity to manage the workload of playing in three formats.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points TableHowever, Bumrah has silenced his critics with his performances in the last one year."See a year ago, the same people were s...
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‘It’s very hard to play for over a decade and…’: Australia’s David Warner opens up on final T20 World Cup outing | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australian cricketer David Warner recently opened up about various aspects of his life and career in a wide-ranging conversation on the Delhi Capitals Podcast. The veteran batsman discussed his journey with the Delhi franchise, his deep affection for India, his final World Cup appearance for Australia, and his future plans.ALSO SEE: T20 World Cup Schedule | T20 World Cup Points TableWarner, who became Australia's leading T20I run-scorer during the 2024 World Cup, acknowledged the natural progression of his career, stating, "I feel great.It's time now to keep playing as much IPL and franchise cricket as I can. It's very hard to play for over a decade and keep your spot. I think if we can get some young guys coming through, who have potential, Australian cricket's going to be i...
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T20 World Cup: Navjot Singh Sidhu explains why Virat Kohli is opening with Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Speaking about Sunday's exciting India-Pakistan Twenty20 World Cup match, veteran Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu said that although he would have chosen Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal to open the innings, he could understand Virat Kohli's pairing with the captain."...they have changed the combination because then Dube and Axar wouldn't have got the opportunity to play, so they have made this combination for a correct composition where Axar is batting at no.8, especially in this pitch where bowlers have an advantage," he said.T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE"If the tournament would have opened in West Indies, then we would have seen Rohit and Yashasvi opening the match, there you wouldn't have needed the sixth or the seventh bowler."You can't expect 200 runs in t...
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‘He can easily captain Australian team…’: Matthew Hayden explains MS Dhoni’s X-factor as leader | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden believes that MS Dhoni's remarkable leadership qualities and selfless attitude make him capable of captaining even the Australian cricket team. Hayden, who played under Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, highlighted Dhoni's humility and team-first approach as key attributes that set him apart."Dhoni is exactly what I was saying before.He can easily sit in an Australian dressing room and easily captain it because he believes that he is not bigger than anyone else. He'll collect bags, he'll throw cricket balls. He's just a very humble individual. And he works hard at the team and not on promoting MS Dhoni," Hayden said in a conversation with Sports Vikatan.Hayden, who was part of CSK's first IPL-winning team, emphasized Dhoni's ...