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‘Everything was perfect in India’: Afghanistan players turn chefs after halal missing from their hotel menu | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Afghanistan cricket team encountered an unexpected challenge during their stay in Bridgetown for the T20 World Cup Super Eights match against India. The absence of halal meat, a crucial component of their dietary requirements, at their hotel left them in a predicament.The team, accustomed to the abundant hospitality they experienced in India during the previous year's 50-over tournament, found themselves in a different situation.To address the issue, some team members took it upon themselves to temporarily assume the role of chefs.While halal meat is available in the Caribbean region, it is not guaranteed to be a standard offering at all hotels and restaurants.This lack of certainty posed a significant challenge for the Afghanistan team, who adhere to specific dietary gui...
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‘It’s better than New York’: Rohit Sharma praises Barbados’ 22-yard strip | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday gave thumbs up to the Kensington Oval pitch in Barbados after enduring some tough times in the Group stage of the T20 World Cup at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium track in New York.Rohit won the toss and opted to bat against Afghanistan in their opening Super 8 stage game. This is also the first time India chose to bat first in the tournament.While assessing the pitch, Rohit said it might get slower as the match progresses.“We are going to bat first. Looks alright at this moment, looks a good track. No grass on the pitch, I guess it will get slower. It's better than New York. We have to adapt to the conditions quickly," Rohit said after the toss.India have also changed their Playing XI, bringing in left-arm chinaman Kulde...
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T20 World Cup: Will weather have a say in India-Afghanistan Super Eights encounter? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India will begin their Super Eights campaign against Afghanistan on Thursday at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, after having a significant break following their last match against Canada, which was abandoned due to a wet outfield. The match will start at 10:30 am local time with a forecast of mostly cloudy and humid weather but with a low chance of rain, standing at only 3%.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points Table | StatsIndia's last game was more than a week ago on June 12, where they secured a seven-wicket victory against co-hosts USA. India remain undefeated in the group stage, advancing confidently into the Super Eights, which included two groups of four teams each.Weather forecast for the dayAccording to weather forecasts, Bridgetown is expected to remain mostl...
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T20 World Cup: Confident India eye winning Super 8 start against plucky Afghanistan | Cricket News – Times of India

BARBADOS: The Indian team is in a happy space. The players look relaxed, enjoying every bit of the trip, pulling each other's legs, breaking out into laughter once in a while, yet extremely intense when they get into the nets to bat or bowl.It has a lot to do with captain Rohit Sharma and his ways - frank, friendly, chatting with the media and telling his boys, "Go talk to the media yaar, dil khol ke baat karon, how long will the captain speak for you?"T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLEIt's this infectious energy and happy vibes of Rohit that have put an already good team completely at ease as they get ready to play Afghanistan on Thursday.India landed here a couple of days earlier and trained at the Kensington Oval nets. They struggled with the bat on a few occasions after a spot o...
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Indian cricket has come a long way, says Wes Hall | Cricket News – Times of India

BRIDGETOWN: "I have seen many great players bat, you’re right up there. I have been following your career, score a few more centuries," the legendary Wes Hall told Virat Kohli at the Kensington Oval on Tuesday.Hall had come to the ground to present his autobiography to Kohli and coach Rahul Dravid and it became quite an occasion for all those who were around, trying to record a beautiful moment.The legendary pacer of the 1950s and 60s had played only 48 Tests during his playing days over 16 years. "It amazes me how much more these boys play," the octogenarian said, trying to go back in time. When asked to compare his bowling days and whether he would have enjoyed the situation here, Hall thought for a minute. "I don’t like the fact that when batters can bat for 20 overs, why should ther...
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T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli sweats it out against Jasprit Bumrah & Co. | Cricket News – Times of India

Star batter looks for net gains at the Kensington Oval practice arena after meagre returns in the US leg of the tournamentBRIDGETOWN: There's a tip for the Virat Kohli fans. If you really love watching the man bat, try getting into one of India's net sessions. And if it's from 45 yards just behind the stumps under the shadow of a Garry Sobers statue at the Kensington Oval, you're a lucky guy.The comfort cushion of the 'exhibition leg' of the T20 World Cup, in the USA, is over. Now, under the sweltering sun of Barbados, India are preparing for their first Super 8 game against Afghanistan on Thursday.T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLEThe team reached the city of Sobers, the 3 Ws, Malcolm Marshall and many others on Sunday and hit the ground running first thing on Monday. Despite the f...
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T20 World Cup: USA done, Team India off to the Caribbean | Cricket News – Times of India

India to hit nets today in Barbados to prepare for Super 8 tie vs AfghansMIAMI: It's travel time. The American duty is over for India and now we're into what matters most --the Super-8 in the West Indies.There wasn't everything perfect about the US leg - bad pitches, poor outfield, washed out game - but India didn't find it too tough to cross the first hurdle of the month-long marathon.Now it's Afghanistan, Bangladesh (most likely) and Australia in Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia respectively. And with two teams going ahead from the group --Rohit Sharma's boys should be there in Guyana for the semifinal on June 27.T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLEWith their last league game against Canada at Fort Lauderdale getting washed out without a ball being bowled, Team India players got a bit...
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‘I didn’t even notice’: David Warner on ‘wrong dressing room’ blunder in T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia batter David Warner recounted a light-hearted incident during the 2024 T20 World Cup clash against Oman, where he mistakenly walked into the wrong dressing room. Warner, who scored a crucial fifty in the match, was dismissed in the penultimate over and inadvertently headed to the Oman dressing room before being corrected.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points Table | SquadsReflecting on the dressing room mix-up, Warner said, "I didn't even notice.I was exhausted. So, I did not even think about it. I don't even know what was happening. I thought someone was calling me back," he told reporters ahead of Australia's upcoming clash with England.Warner played a vital role as an anchor after Australia found themselves in a challenging position at 50/3 in the ninth over. His partn...
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Australia vs Oman Live Score, T20 World Cup 2024: Mitchell Marsh’s AUS look for winning start against OMA at Barbados

A week after 19-year-old Agar was pub-hopping with his Australia team-mates, he walked into his first Test with the team tottering at 117 for 9. Off the sixth ball he faced, he swivelled into a pull but the ball just about lobbed over the bowler. England seamers thought the short ball was the way to go. (ICC/X) How psychologists, pain-scientists patched back Australia’s T20 specialist Ashton Agar to feeling OK, while cricket anchored his life “What’s happening, mate? Am I the enemy now? I am just trying to help. You are always fighting me,” when Justin Langer, Western Australia’s coach, asked him one day in 2014, Ashton Agar broke down. “I don’t know. I have no idea. I don’t know.” A game against Tasmania in Hobart. Agar bowled two balls, two good deliveries, but a “deep sadness” well...
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England vs Scotland Highlights, T20 World Cup 2024: Match called off due to rain; ENG-SCO share a point each in Group B

England vs Scotland Highlights, T20 World Cup 2024 Match Today: England and Scotland shared a point each as excessive rain in Bridgetown, Barbados led to their Group B T20 World Cup game being called off.After rain cut down the T20 World Cup contest to 10 overs per side, Scotland posted 90/0 courtesy of openers George Munsey (41*) and Michael Jones (45*) going unbeaten. Earlier, defending champions England were put in to field first by Scotland after skipper Richie Berrington won the toss ahead of their T20 World Cup opener at Bridgetown, Barbados on Tuesday. Playing XI: Scotland: George Munsey, Michael Jones, Brandon McMullen, Richie Berrington(c), Matthew Cross(w), Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Christopher Sole, Brad Wheal, Bradley Currie; England: Jos Buttler(w/c), Philip ...