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Most expensive! Top 5 buys in record-breaking IPL auction mania | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The 10 franchises went out on a shopping spree as the Indian Premier League 2023 auction turned out to be a record-breaking affair in Kochi on Friday.International players, the all-rounders in particular, laughed their way to the banks as the franchise owners shelled out millions, without any hesitation, catering to the demands and needs of their teams.It was a great time to be an Englishman as three of the top five biggest buys at the auction were from the birthplace of cricket. The mini-auction saw big names attracting big bucks as the auction process swiveled around all-rounders.Here's a look at 5 most expensive buys at the IPL 2023 auction:Sam Curran (England)England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of IPL auctions as he fetched a who...
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Nicholas Pooran steps down as West Indies white-ball captain

November 22, 2022 10:09 am | Updated 10:09 am IST - St. John's (Antigua) Nicholas Pooran steps down as West Indies white-ball captain following stunning exit from the recent T20 World Cup in Australia. File | Photo Credit: AP Nicholas Pooran gave up the captaincy of West Indies' limited-overs teams following their stunning exit from the recent T20 World Cup in Australia.The two-time champion lost to Scotland and Ireland and beat only Zimbabwe. Cricket West Indies is undertaking a formal review of the team's failure to make the Super 12 stage.Mr. Pooran scored only 25 runs from 29 balls in three matches. That dropped the wicketkeeper's career average to 25.“This is not me giving up,” Mr. Pooran said in a statement."I remain ambitious and still view the captaincy of West Indies cricket ...
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West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran relinquishes white ball captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

West Indies' Nicholas Pooran is stepping down as the white ball captaincy following their disappointing T20 World Cup exit in Australia, Cricket West Indies said on Monday. The twice champions made their earliest exit since the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, failing to reach the Super 12 phase after insipid qualifying losses to Ireland and Scotland. "By stepping down now as the West Indies white ball captain, I believe it is in the best interests of the team and for me personally, as I need to concentrate on what I can deliver to the side as a player," Pooran said. Not easy to put this out as captaining @windiescricket has been an honour like no other, but rest assured my passio… https://t.co/9PvwQyCkLS— NickyP (@nicholas_47) 1669048321000"This is not me giving up. I remain ambitious ...
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Brian Lara on panel to review West Indies’ T20 World Cup flop | Cricket News – Times of India

West Indies great Brian Lara has been named on a three-person panel to review the Caribbeans' flop at the T20 World Cup in Australia. The twice champions made their earliest exit since the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, failing to reach the Super 12 phase after insipid qualifying losses to Ireland and Scotland. Former West Indies captain Lara is joined on the panel by experienced international coach Mickey Arthur and Justice Patrick Thompson Jr, a High Court judge at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court who will serve as the panel's chairman, Cricket West Indies (CWI) said in a statement. "Emotion-based and knee-jerk type decisions have failed CWI repeatedly in the past," said CWI President Ricky Skerritt. "I am confident that this independent World Cup review process will produce find...
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Dwayne Bravo, Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran released ahead of IPL auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: IPL giants Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday ended their hugely successful 11-year association with legendary all-rounder Dwayne Bravo while Sunrisers Hyderabad released star batter Kane Williamson ahead of the cash-rich league's mini auction. Tuesday was the last date to announce the full list of players retained and released by the teams ahead of the mini auction, scheduled to be held on December 23 in Kochi. The day started with Mumbai Indians' longstanding West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard announcing his retirement from the IPL, only to be drafted as the five-time champions' batting coach. Mumbai Indians have released as many as 13 players. In other big movements, Punjab Kings have released their last edition's captain Mayank Agarwal, while West Indies skipper Nicholas ...
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West Indies ‘didn’t turn up’ in Ireland drubbing: Coach Phil Simmons | Cricket News – Times of India

HOBART (Australia): Head coach Phil Simmons said his West Indies team "didn't turn up" and it was back to the drawing board after Ireland dumped the two-time champions out of the Twenty20 World Cup on Friday. The West Indies's World Cup ended in the first round at Hobart, a far cry from winning the title in 2012 and 2016 and the latest disappointment for the once-powerful Caribbean side. They similarly won only one match at last year's World Cup. "We just didn't turn up today," Simmons said after the West Indies were thrashed by nine wickets by Ireland in a match they had to win to progress to the Super 12 stage. Disciplined bowling restricted the West Indies to 146-5, with Gareth Delany taking a career-best 3-16, before the Irish romped to their target for the loss of just one wicket w...
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T20 World Cup | West Indies win against Zimbabwe to keep Super 12 hopes alive

West Indies kept alive their hopes of reaching the Super 12 of the ICC T20 World Cup with a comfortable 31-run win over Zimbabwe in Hobart on Wednesday. Described as a must-win game by skipper Nicholas Pooran after their shock defeat to Scotland, West Indies posted 153 for seven after opting to bat first at the Bellerive Oval. The total proved to be enough as the West Indies packed off Zimbabwe for 122 in 18.2 overs, with pacer Alzarri Joseph picking for four wickets for 16 runs in his full quota of four overs. The seasoned Jason Holder also shone with the ball, taking three wickets for 12 runs in 3.2 overs. Opener Johnson Charles top-scored for the West Indies with a knock of 45 in 36 balls. Charles came into the line-up in place of Brandon King, who is unwell. There were useful contri...
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Wake up: WI coach Phil Simmons tells batters

Gutted after their shock loss to Scotland, West Indies coach Phil Simmons on Monday urged his boys to wake up and pick up the pieces as they gear up for a must-win challenge against Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup. Only four of their batters reached double digits as it was an abject batting surrender by the Nicholas Pooran-led side who folded for 118 in 18.3 overs, chasing Scotland’s 161. “Our batting definitely was a bit unprofessional. We need to wake up and start being as professional as we can be when we are batting,” Simmons said in the post-match media conference here. “The bowlers seem to be working hard and putting us in good positions, but the batters continue to falter.” “It’s just too many soft dismissals. I think as batsmen you have to pay a lot more attention to your wicket. ...
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ICC T20 World Cup: Scotland stun two-time champions West Indies by 42 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

Twice winners West Indies crashed to a shocking 42-run defeat by Scotland in their T20 World Cup opener in Hobart on Monday, the second major upset inside two days at the global showpiece tournament. The Caribbean side, who won the event in 2012 and 2016, were bundled out for 118 chasing 161 to beat the Scots a day after former champions Sri Lanka lost their Group A opener to Namibia. Left-arm spinner Mark Watt, who took 3-12, and off-spinner Michael Leask, with figures of 2-15, sealed victory for the associate team, who earlier rode opener George Munsey's unbeaten 66 to post 160-5 in the Group B match. What a performance 🔥 Scotland get their campaign underway with a commanding victory against West Indies 💪… https://t.co/PurjYsB3Ct— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1665994863000Jason Holder...
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Tom Latham leads New Zealand to maiden ODI series win in West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

BRIDGETOWN: Stand-in captain Tom Latham top-scored with 69 to lead New Zealand to a series-clinching five-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final one-day international series in Barbados on Sunday. Kyle Mayers' second one-day century and a blistering 91 by captain Nicholas Pooran took the hosts to 301 for eight in their 50 overs. But the Black Caps made light of an imposing target as four of the first five in their batting order scored half-centuries to reach 307 for five off 47.1 overs and underline their status as the top-ranked nation in the 50-over format. New Zealand's come-from-behind 2-1 win over the three matches was their first ODI series success in the Caribbean. It followed their 2-1 Twenty20 series triumph the previous week in Jamaica. Thanks for having us...
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India vs West Indies 5th T20I Live Score Updates: India suffer Ishan Kishan blow after a strong start – The Times of India : 5.5 : India : 50/1

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Aug 07, 2022, 20:28:18 ISTT20 MATCH LIVE UPDATES IND vs WI 5th T20I Live Score: India's stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bat first against West Indies in the fifth and final T20I. India have made four changes with Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer and Kuldeep Yadav getting a game. India currently have an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series. Get live cricket score updates of the fifth T20I match between India vs West Indies. Check live scorecard, ball by ball commentary, cricket score online on Times of India.Read Less!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents = function() { (functi...
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India vs West Indies 4th T20I Live Score Updates: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda to fight for Asia Cup berth as India look for series win – The Times of India

In head coach Rahul Dravid's regime so far, no player has got a raw deal in terms of chances and are given long enough rope to succeed. However in case of Shreyas Iyer, his T20I game hasn't exactly yielded the results that one has seen him deliver in the ODI cricket. Even then, Dravid has given Iyer nine T20I games in last two and half months, out of which, one in Bengaluru was a wash-out and there hasn't been a single fifty-plus score even when he got chance to come out within first 10 overs. If Iyer gets a go in the last two games, he has no option but to put his best foot forward as the Asia Cup team, in all probability, will also be the likely team for the T20 World Cup. Even if Iyer makes the cut for Asia Cup or T20 World Cup, there is a miniscule chance of him getting a first XI l...
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Suryakumar Yadav moves up to second spot in ICC T20 rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India batter Suryakumar Yadav has moved three spots up to the second position in the latest T20 rankings for batters. Suryakumar, who scored a 44-ball 76 in the third T20 International against the West Indies on Tuesday, moved within two rating points of top-ranked batter Babar Azam. The knock against the West Indies won Suryakumar the player of the match award. Suryakumar, who now has 816 rating points, leads the batting chart with 111 runs from three matches in the five-match series, which India lead 2-1. Meanwhile, South Africa batter Reeza Hendricks, who notched half-centuries in all three matches against England, has moved up 16 slots to 15th position. West Indies batter Brandon King (up 29 places to 27th), England's Jonny Bairstow (up 13 places to 31st) and South Africa's R...
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Team looking to bounce back: WI captain Nicholas Pooran after loss to India in first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

PORT OF SPAIN: Following his side's 68-run loss to India in the first T20I, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran said that the team is looking to bounce back from the loss. Tight bowling by India, led by Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi's two-wicket haul respectively helped the Men in Blue to defeat West Indies by 68 runs in the first T20I of the five-match series against West Indies, here at Brian Lara Stadium on Friday. "Disappointed. The players are feeling hurt, it is the first game of the series and we are looking to bounce back. 18 overs it was 150 I guess and then they took the momentum away from us, we just have to work on our discipline. The spinners did well and we have to look at some of the combinations going ahead," said Pooran in a post-match presentation. A brilliant h...
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India vs West Indies ODIs: A man-to-man comparison | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India arrived in Trinidad on Tuesday for the white-ball series against West Indies starting July 22. In the absence of some key seniors and white-ball regulars, India's young guns will have to step up to the plate against the flamboyant Windies, who are all set to lock horns with the Indian team in their own backyard in three ODIs and 5 T20 internationals. While the likes of Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will be missing the entire tour, the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh karthik and R Ashwin will be back only for the shortest format. But even in the absence of high-profile players, Team India will be a force to reckon with. The bench strength it possesses has been tested in the past and more often than not the...
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Bangladesh gets 1st win on tour, beats WIndies in ODI opener

Bangladesh scored its first win on the tour of West Indies with a six-wicket victory in the first one-day international. Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bowl in a match reduced to 41 overs per innings because of a wet outfield. The West Indies struggled to get going and posted an unchallenging 149-9, with No. 3 Shamarh Brooks leading the scoring with a 66-ball 33. Tailenders Anderson Phillip (21 not out) and Jayden Seales (16 not out) refused to give up the final wicket, adding 39 runs. Phillip hit his team’s only six of the innings at Providence. Shoriful Islam took 4-34 and Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3-36 and were the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers.Bangladesh reached the target with 55 balls to spare, scoring 151-4 in 31.5 overs. Mahmudullah top scored with an unbeaten 41 off 69 deliver...
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West Indies win 3rd T20 and sweep series from Bangladesh

Captain Nicholas Pooran came down the pitch and smashed Bangladesh counterpart Mahmudullah over the fence to complete West Indies’ Twenty20 win and series sweep. Pooran’s career-best 74 not out off 39 balls finished off Bangladesh by five wickets with 10 balls remaining. West Indies scored 169-5 in reply to Bangladesh’s 163-5 in the third T20 to win the series 2-0. The first match in Dominica last weekend was washed out. Bangladesh chose to bat first, and a 20-run over plundered off Odean Smith by Liton Das and Afif Hossain gave the visitors a big boost. Their 57-run stand ended when Liton charged Hayden Walsh and edged to point. Liton made 49 off 41 balls. In the 19th over, Walsh trapped Mahmudullah on 22 and Afif was run out on 50 off 38 balls. He’d hit only two boundaries and two six...