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Josh Little ‘delighted’ to be in Hardik Pandya camp as first Irishman in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defending champions Gujarat Titans shelled out Rs 4.40 crore to get Josh Little in their camp, making the fast bowler first Ireland player to bag an Indian Premier League (IPL) deal before the players' auction ahead of the 2023 season concluded on Friday. And he is 'delighted' to be a 'Titan'. "I'm delighted to have been signed by the defending champions, the Gujarat Titans, and look forward to playing under Hardik Pandya within such a high quality squad," said the 23-year-old Little in his statement released by Cricket Ireland."I am also looking forward to working with coach Ashish Nehra and would like to thank the management team at the Titans for believing in me," he added.The Hardik-led Gujarat Titans won the IPL trophy in their debut season earlier this year. "I have lov...
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T20 leagues: Ian Chappell warns of a breakdown of epic proportions | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that with T20 leagues "popping up faster than weeds in summer", international cricket's ambitious but "implausible" future programme is headed for a breakdown of epic proportions. In his column for 'ESPNcricinfo', Chappell wrote that hastening the process could be the absence of a healthy partnership between the game's administrators and international players. Another former Australia captain Steve Waugh had recently expressed about cricket's crammed schedule, saying the public "has almost overdosed" on the game and the interest levels are on the wane. "The whole cricket structure, especially the schedule, is in need of a thorough but positive inquisition with the game's future in view. There is also the glaring matter of the lack o...
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‘You can’t carry baggage of defeat’: Ben Stokes shares how eventual champs England moved on from Ireland loss | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: The shock loss to Ireland did hurt but the players moved on quickly from that 'little blip' to focus on the road ahead, said star England all-rounder Ben Stokes after scoring a match-winning 52 in the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan here on Sunday. Stokes showed his big match prowess once again with a gritty fifty under extreme pressure to help England to their second T20 World Cup title. He looked back on the team's memorable campaign. As it happened: England vs Pakistan"With that (defeat to Ireland) being so early in the competition we obviously had to address it, say what had to be said and then let it go," Stokes, who was also instrumental in England's 2019 World Cup triumph, said after the five-wicket win. "In tournaments like these you can't carry baggage with you,...
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T20 World Cup: It’s a hat-trick! Irish fast bowler Joshua Little joins elite list | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After UAE leg-spinner Karthik Meiyappan, Ireland fast bowler Joshua Little on Friday became the second bowler to take a hat-trick in the ongoing 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Little earned the feat in Ireland's Group 1 game against New Zealand in Adelaide, while Meiyappan had registered his hat-trick against Sri Lanka during Round 1 (qualification phase) of the tournament. After being put in to bat, New Zealand scored 185/6 at the Adelaide Oval and could have crossed the 200-run mark, but for Little's three consecutive strikes in the death overs. Josh Little, take a bow 👏#IREvNZ #T20WorldCup #BackingGreen ☘️🏏 https://t.co/m28PD9l9I6— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) 1667541041000The Irish pacer removed Kiwi captain and top-scorer Kane Williamson (61), followed by James Ne...
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T20 World Cup: Aaron Finch ’70-30′ to play in Australia’s crunch match against Afghanistan | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia captain Aaron Finch says he is more likely than not to play in Friday's crunch Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 match against Afghanistan, despite suffering a hamstring strain on Tuesday. The hosts and defending champions probably need to win the Group 1 clash at Adelaide Oval to stay in the tournament and Finch said he would not risk playing if he had any doubts about his fitness. "Very hopeful to (play), yeah. I'll have a good hit out this afternoon and give it a solid test out," Finch told reporters before training on Thursday. "(It's) maybe 70-30, but I'll test it out properly this afternoon to make sure that I'm not hindering the side at all ... because I think the worst possible scenario is that you leave the guys short out there with one player fewer." Tim David also...
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T20 World Cup: Injury concerns mount on Australia ahead of crucial match against Afghanistan | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Defending champions Australia are grappling with injury concerns to three key players, including captain Aaron Finch who is uncertain to lead the side in their crucial T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan on Friday. Finch, Tim David and Marcus Stoinis suffered hamstring injuries during Australia's 42-run win over Ireland at Brisbane on Monday. Finch batted for all but 19 balls of Australia's innings for his 63 and then took the field for the Irish innings, before coming off in discomfort after a sprint. While all-rounders David and Stoinis did not take the field during Ireland's innings. Finch underwent a fitness Test here on Wednesday, doing a series of run-throughs and stretches of his hamstring, watched by team fitness staff and selection chair George Bailey. Finch's inj...
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T20 World Cup: Finch under injury cloud after sustaining hamstring strain, to go for scan | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Australia skipper Aaron Finch suffered an injury scare when he sustained a hamstring strain en route to his scintillating fifty that set up the defending champion's 42-run win over Ireland in the T20 World Cup on Monday. Finch slammed a 44-ball 63 but looked to be struggling while running between the wickets in the later part of his sensational knock as Australia posted 179 for 5. The 35-year-old, who had suffered a hamstring injury in 2016 as well, left the field early during Ireland's chase, which ended at 137 all out in 18.1 overs. "Really a hammy twinge I think, I will get a scan tomorrow, I have a history of them. It doesn't look bad at the moment but let's see how it goes after the scan," said Finch during the post-match presentation. Singapore-born all-rounder Tim David...
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T20 World Cup: New Zealand wary of England firepower as they bid to seal semi-final berth | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: New Zealand can become the first team into the T20 World Cup semi-finals this week but first will need to contain England's powerful batting line-up, said pace bowler Lockie Ferguson on Monday. Ferguson told reporters that New Zealand would need him and fellow quicks Trent Boult and Tim Southee to be at their best to overcome England at the Gabba on Tuesday night. "What you always expect from England is that they come out very hot," said Ferguson. "They pride themselves probably on that aggressive nature and bat very deep." New Zealand sit top of Group 1 of the Super 12 stage after two wins and one washout and need one more victory from their last two games against England on Tuesday or Ireland on Friday to clinch a place in the final four. Boult has been superb in the tournam...
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T20 World Cup: Australia wary of giant-killer Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Aaron Finch said his team cannot afford to take Ireland lightly in Monday's T20 World Cup contest, specially after Andy Balbirnie's side pulled off a massive giant-killing act against England. Ireland stunned England in a rain-marred Super 12 contest on Wednesday and are joined by defending champions Australia as well as England on three points, two behind Group 1 leader New Zealand, from as many matches. "They've got some seriously talented players," Finch said of their opponents on the eve of the match in Brisbane. "They've got a lot of experience, especially at the top of the order, as well, so they're never a team that you can take lightly. "If the wicket has got anything in it, they've got very good bowlers to maximise that as well." Australia will want...
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T20 World Cup: We made a mistake, now we are under pressure, says Jos Buttler | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: England skipper Jos Buttler conceded that his side erred in the loss against Ireland, leaving the former champions under pressure to make the semifinals of the T20 World Cup. England lost by five runs to Ireland via Duckworth Lewis method in a rain-affected match here on Thursday. They had defeated Afghanistan in their tournament opener. With Ireland, Sri Lanka, England and Australia winning and losing a match each the top two spots are up for grabs in a tough group 1. "I thought we were poor in the first 10 overs and let them get away. We were not consistent enough, let them score on both sides of the wicket. The second ten overs were much better. "Ireland were excellent, they outplayed us. We know we have made a mistake here and have put more pressure on us, but certainly i...
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T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka coach Silverwood not giving up on semi-final spot | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: Sri Lanka head coach Chris Silverwood believes his team has wherewithal to not only challenge but also come out victorious and qualify for the knock-out round of the T20 World Cup from a tough Group 1. Sri Lanka had to go through the qualifiers to progress to the Super 12 stage of the ongoing ICC showpiece, where they are placed alongside defending champions Australia, England, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Ireland. Sri Lanka started their campaign in the Super 12 with a comfortable nine-wicket win over Ireland before going down by seven wickets to Australia here on Tuesday. But Silverwood believes their Asia Cup title win is a testament to their potential as a unit. "Yeah, I truly believe that we cannot only challenge in this group but come out victorious, as well. I think we've ...
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T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler rules out complacency against Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: England captain Jos Buttler said they have "great respect" for Ireland and there is no question of complacency creeping in during Wednesday's Super 12 match at the T20 World Cup. Ireland, who famously beat England in a 2011 ODI World Cup match in Bangalore, eliminated twice winners West Indies to make the second round for the first time since 2009. England began their quest for a second T20 World Cup crown with a clinical victory against Afghanistan and Buttler said they would not hold anything back against Ireland. "Anytime you take things for granted or you don't respect the opposition is when you can get hurt," the opener told a news conference on Tuesday. "I think in T20 cricket especially, there's the one format where it's as level a playing field as any. "We give them g...
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T20 World Cup: Mark Wood says he can still bowl faster after record spell | Cricket News – Times of India

England bowler Mark Wood said he can still bowl faster after clocking speeds of 154 km per hour in their five-wicket victory over Afghanistan at the Twenty20 World Cup. Wood bowled the fastest spell in T20 World Cup history against Afghanistan on Saturday, averaging 149kph as he dismissed opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz and captain Mohammad Nabi to end with figures of 2-23. Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar and Australians Shaun Tait and Brett Lee are the only bowlers to have surpassed the 100 miles per hour (160.9 kph) mark. "I don't think I'm in their bracket," Wood told reporters. "Though I've got more consistently high pace than them. I feel in a great place at the minute so hopefully I can keep that going," added Wood, who returned from an elbow injury in last month's series against Pakistan. "I ...
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T20 World Cup: Knew spin would play a major role, says Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka after win over Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

HOBART: Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka on Sunday credited the spinners for their dominating nine-wicket win over Ireland in a T20 World Cup match, saying keeping spin options for the death overs did the trick. It was the bowling unit, especially spin duo of Maheesh Theekshana (2/19) and Wanindu Hasaranga (2/25), who set up the win by restricting Ireland to 128 for 8. "Really happy with the way we've played the game, we set out to do some things and did well. We knew spin would play a major role, we knew they'd like pace, so we kept a lot of spin for the back-end," Shanaka said at the post-match presentation ceremony here. Kusal Mendis then complemented the bowlers with a 43-ball 68 as Sri Lanka registered an easy chase to overhaul the target with five overs to spare and make a winning ...
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Sri Lanka vs Ireland Live Streaming, T20 World Cup 2022: When and where to watch SL vs IRE

T20 World Cup 2022, Sri Lanka vs Ireland Super 12 Live Streaming Details: Sri Lanka are clear favourites against Ireland when the two teams lock horns on Sunday. Both teams have met each other twice in the World cup and the Islanders have come up victorious on both occasions -in 2009 and 2021. On Sunday, they clash at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart which is not large in size, and hence runs may be easy to come by. With the forecast of rain, the match may be curtailed. When is Sri Lanka vs Ireland ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Group 1 match? Sri Lanka vs Ireland ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Group 1 match will be played on Sunday, October 23. Where is Sri Lanka vs Ireland ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Group 1 match going to be played? Sri Lanka vs Ireland ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Group 1 match will be played at ...
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Old hand Paul Stirling delivers when it matters as Ireland knock out West Indies

It is a little-known fact that Ireland stalwart Paul Stirling, now in the 15th year of his international cricket career, is the fifth-highest runscorer in the history of T20 internationals. He is one of just six men to cross the 3,000-run mark in the format and is ahead of the likes of Aaron Finch and David Warner on the leaderboard. #BackingGreen pic.twitter.com/XLFf9qQxf0 — Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) October 21, 2022 Through his unbeaten 48-ball 66 against West Indies on Friday, he gave another reminder of his class, and fired Ireland to the Super 12 in what was the biggest upset of the T20 World Cup. West Indies, the two-time champions, exit the tournament with just one win in three games of the Group stage. That Paul Stirling is one of Irish cricket’s all-time greats is hard...
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Bangladesh, Ireland qualify for 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup

Bangladesh completed a 11-run win over Thailand and Ireland beat Zimbabwe by four runs in matches played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Friday to book their berths Bangladesh completed a 11-run win over Thailand and Ireland beat Zimbabwe by four runs in matches played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Friday to book their berths Bangladesh and Ireland have qualified for the 2023 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa after winning their respective semi-finals at the qualifying event in Abu Dhabi. Bangladesh completed a 11-run win over Thailand and Ireland beat Zimbabwe by four runs in matches played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Friday to book their berths, joining Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, who have already made it t...
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Wayne Parnell bowls South Africa to comfortable T20 win over Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISTOL (England): South Africa seamer Wayne Parnell claimed career-best figures of 5-30 as they cruised to a 44-run victory over Ireland and completed a clean sweep of their two-match Twenty20 International series in Bristol on Friday. South Africa were sent in to bat and recovered from a slow start to post 182 for six in their innings, before restricting Ireland to 138 all out in 18.5 overs. Left-armer Parnell had Ireland on the back foot in the second over of their chase as he bagged two wickets before returning to remove top scorer Harry Tector (34 from 31 balls), ending any hopes Ireland had of victory. South Africa found scoring difficult in the early part of their innings but finished with a flourish to post a challenging total. They scored 128 runs from their final 10 overs as H...
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Kagiso Rabada doubtful for England Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of two Twenty20 Internationals against Ireland this week and is also a doubt for the three-match Test series against England as he works his way back from a medial ligament injury in his ankle. Rabada is a key strike bowler for South Africa in the longer format and his absence would be a huge blow to the tourists' hopes of success in the England series, which starts at Lord's on August 17. Cricket South Africa said on Tuesday the 27-year-old would be closely monitored ahead of the Test series but offered no time frame on a potential return to action. He is definitely out of the T20 games against Ireland that will be played in Bristol on Wednesday and Friday. South Africa will look to cement their lead in the World Test Championsh...
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Not just players’ pool, it is also essential to build bench strength of coaches: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's rich bench strength of polished cricketers is the envy of the world but National Cricket Academy chief VVS Laxman feels it is equally important to develop a vast pool of world-class coaches and other support staff to take Indian cricket to the next level. The former India batter, who took charge of NCA in December, spoke about his vision for Indian cricket at the BCCI Apex Council meeting on Thursday. "It's still early days here at the NCA but my vision, which has found resonance with my wonderful team at the academy, revolves not just around the players. As much as it is imperative to build a strong bench that the various national teams can draw from as required, it is essential that we build a solid bench when it comes to coaches and other support personnel," he sai...