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WATCH: Pakistan’s Yasir Shah rekindles memories of Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ with a similar dismissal | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Monday rekindled memories of Shane Warne's 'Ball of the Century' to dismiss Sri Lankan batter Kusal Mendis. Shah produced this peach of delivery during the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle. The delivery and the mode of dismissal were remarkably similar to the delivery Warne had produced to dismissing England's Mike Gatting in 1993. On Day three of the Test match during Sri Lanka's second innings, Shah delivered an absolutely unplayable delivery that pitched well outside the leg stump and hit the top of the right-hand batter's off stump after spinning unbelievably. Ball of the Century candidate❓Yasir Shah stunned Kusal Mendis with a stunning delivery which reminded the viewers… https://t.co/346z0ZaCLi— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) 165...
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Shane Warne’s cricket brain was ahead of his time: Arjuna Ranatunga

The duels of Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka’s legendary captain, with the late and great Australian spinner Shane Warne was of the fiercest ever witnessed on and off a  cricket field. Time and again, Ranatunga would taunt Warne with a flippant comment and relish it in the retelling as well. But inside all that nock-taunts lies a deep respect. On Sunday, on the third and final day of Sri Lanka’s Test against Australia, Ranatunga had participated in an official tribute to Warne, who died this March, organised by the Sri Lanka Cricket Association. Ranatunga pointed out Warne’s help when Sri Lanka were severely hit by Tsunami as the turning point in the Sri Lankans’ perception of the Australian legspinner. “Everybody knows about the run ins we had on the field but off the field we moved on wel...
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India vs England, 5th Test: Old rivalry, new look | Cricket News – Times of India

Both India & England have fresh management but the spotlight will also be on some familiar foes in the rescheduled fifth Test starting todayUnlike the India-Australia contests, the India versus England rivalry has been devoid of personality clashes like Shane Warne vs Sachin Tendulkar or Glenn McGrath vs Tendulkar. There were only brief episodes in the early 2000s when Nasser Hussain and Sourav Ganguly clashed with their unique captaincy styles. It was only after the 2014 series, when Jimmy Anderson had Virat Kohli for lunch, breakfast and dinner, and Kohli responded in style in 2016 at home and 2018 away, that a clash of personalities got top billing. This one-off Test starting at Edgbaston on Friday will perhaps be the last time that one will see the ageing warhorse go up against ...
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Cricket Australia expects packed stadiums for T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE (Sri Lanka): Ticket demand for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia later this year suggests there will be packed houses for the marquee event, the country's cricket board CEO Nick Hockley said Wednesday. Australia will host the eighth edition of the T20's showpiece tournament between October and November, with 16 teams to battle for the prize. The coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of the Australia edition in 2020 and India hosted the event in the United Arab Emirates last year. "We are really positive that players are going to have a fantastic experience," Hockley told reporters on the sidelines of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Galle. "Obviously it was due to be played in 2020, we are delighted that the borders have opened up. Fans will be able to tr...
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1st Test: Australia brace for trial by spin against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Australia can expect a trial by spin when Pat Cummins and his men lock horns with Sri Lanka in a two-Test series in Galle beginning on Wednesday. The picturesque stadium, fringed on two sides by the Indian Ocean and adjacent to a 16th century Dutch-built fort, is where Sri Lankan spin stalwarts Muttiah Muralitharan and Rangana Herath routinely beguiled the touring batsmen. Led by man-of-the-series Herath in 2016, Sri Lanka's spinners claimed 54 of the 58 wickets on their way to a 3-0 rout of Steve Smith's team when Australia last visited. Australia's triumph in Pakistan earlier this year suggests they know what it takes to succeed in Asia, but their vulnerability against left-arm spin means the world's top-ranked Test team cannot take anything for granted. Their batters ave...
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Sri Lanka Cricket to dedicate Galle Test against Australia in memory of Shane Warne | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO (Sri Lanka): Sri Lankans will stand to attention in a fitting salute to all-time cricketing great Australian spin wizard Shane Warne when the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia gets underway on June 29 at the Galle International Stadium. Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC's) noble gesture to dedicate the first Test to the memory of Warne, will indeed be a moving solemn occasion that will kindle stirring memories of Warne who died prematurely at the age of 53 of a heart attack on March 4 this year while holidaying in Thailand. "The Sri Lankan cricket establishment's gesture is one of recognising Warne as a true friend of Sri Lanka who came to the country's aid during the 2004 Tsunami devastation by personally flying over and visiting affected areas and making generous donations esp...
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‘Distasteful’: Broadcasters slammed for showing late Shane Warne’s advert during England vs New Zealand Test

Cricket fans on Friday slammed the ‘distasteful’ Shane Warne advertisement shown during the coverage of the third Test match between England and New Zealand. Shane Warne appeared in the Advanced Hair Studio video – which has now been pulled from Sky’s programming. When the ad came on during a break of Sky Sports’ coverage on Day 2 of the Third Test at Headingley, fans were understandably left feeling uncomfortable. Some described the incident as “quite shocking” while another said it “doesn’t sit right with me.” Hiya @SkyCricket not sure a bald denying ad featuring Shane Warne is in the best possible taste. — Sean Rostron (@seanrostron) June 24, 2022 “Hiya @SkyCricket not sure a bald denying ad featuring Shane Warne is in the best possible taste,” ine fan tweeted. Not sure you meant...
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Watch: Wasim Akram rolls back the years, cleans up Michael Atherton with a classic inswinging yorker

Wasim Akram can nail those inswinging yorker even in his 90s. The legendary cricket rolled back the years during a charity match organised in remembrance of the late Shane Warne. With Clive Llyod in umpiring duty and Brian Lara at the non-striker end, the fast-bowling great produced an absolute jaffa to dismiss former England captain Michael Atherton. The toe-crashing yorker hits the middle and leg stump, and Akram was off to his trademark celebration. A classic @wasimakramlive inswinging yorker is too good for Michael Atherton! 👌🔥 These legends are playing in the @WellbeingofWmen Celebrity Charity Match in remembrance of the great Shane Warne 🙌 pic.twitter.com/7GwcCL97kP — Cricket District 🏏 (@cricketdistrict) June 19, 2022 Atherton, who has faced Akram at his pomp, just smiled whil...
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James Anderson completes 650 wickets in Tests, becomes first pacer to reach the landmark | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON (UK): England pacer James Anderson has now taken 650 wickets in Test cricket, becoming the first fast bowler to do so. Anderson reached this landmark in the second Test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The pacer trapped opener Tom Latham with his pace. Latham attempted to leave the ball but it crashed between the middle and his off stump, sending him back to the pavilion for just 4. Another feather in his cap!#WTC23 | #ENGvNZ | https://t.co/2h7KnwbegI https://t.co/LuF21CziVu— ICC (@ICC) 1655120611000With this, he also becomes the first English pacer to reach the 650-mark. Notably, he is also the leading wicket-taker for his side in Tests. The perfect start and Test wicket number 6️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ for @jimmy9 🙌Scorecard & Videos: https://t.co/GJPwJC59J7… https://t.c...
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Shane Warne honoured posthumously, Ash Barty awarded in Queen’s birthday list

Shane Warne has received his first Australian state honour posthumously after being named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) along with former tennis player Ash Barty in the Queen’s Birthday list. The spin-bowling great, who died at the age of 52 of a suspected heart attack while on holiday in Thailand in March, was showered with awards in the sporting world but had never been formally honoured by his country. That was rectified late on Sunday when he received the award “for distinguished service to cricket as a player, role model and commentator, to the community through charitable initiatives, and for philanthropic contributions”. “Shane Warne was one of the most talented and charismatic cricketers the world has ever seen and we are reminded today of the indelible legacy he cr...
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IPL 2022: Shane Warne was the first ‘royal’; Jos Buttler is the ‘reigning royal’, says Sanjay Manjrekar | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes while the legendary Shane Warne was the first 'royal', Jos Buttler is the 'reigning royal' after the charismatic England cricketer smashed an unbeaten 106 off 60 balls to guide Rajasthan Royals to their second ever IPL final. Riding on a superb century by Buttler -- his first in a chase this season -- the Sanju Samson-led Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 2 by seven wickets on May 27 to set up a title clash with Gujarat Titans later on Sunday. Buttler's amazing form this season has seen him score 824 runs so far at an average of almost 59 and a strike rate of 151.47. He has also registered four centuries and an equal number of half-tons this season, making him the highest run-getter in IPL 2022. Buttler -...
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Australia bids farewell to Andrew Symonds after car crash tragedy | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Andrew Symonds was remembered as a supremely talented cricketer with "a pure heart" at a memorial service on Friday for the Australian former all-rounder who died aged 46. Symonds was killed in a single-vehicle accident in northern Queensland earlier this month, leaving Australian cricket reeling once more following the recent and unexpected deaths of greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh. Family, friends, fans and former teammates gathered to celebrate his life at a public memorial service at a stadium in the coastal city of Townsville, where he lived. Former cricketers Ricky Ponting, Allan Border, Adam Gilchrist, Darren Lehmann and Ian Healy turned out for the man affectionately known as 'Roy'. It followed a private funeral where a cricket bat, fishing rod, crab pot and a number of...
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The day I lose my passion for experimentation, I will be done with game: Ravichandran Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says he has "found a purpose in life", which is pushing the experimental boundaries without worrying much about the criticism that comes your way when you choose an uncharted terrain. Ashwin is relishing one his "happiest IPL seasons" even as his 11 wickets and 183 runs won't exactly describe the kind of impact he has made on Rajasthan Royals' campaign. Ashwin, the T20 batter has been as much a revelation as Ashwin, the bowler, who bamboozled the dangerous Andre Russell with a gem that can easily be counted as one of the best deliveries this season. In conversation with a cricketer-scientist-legend. 💗Now playing: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘢𝘷𝘪 𝘈𝘴𝘩𝘸𝘪𝘯 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 📹#RoyalsFamily |… https://t.co/OIaQDTfFQ8— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 1653366600000"This is on...
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Jos Buttler: Disappointed with last few games, taking confidence from earlier knocks ahead of play-offs, says Jos Buttler | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Star Rajasthan Royals batter Jos Buttler is "disappointed" with his form in the last few games but said he is taking a lot of confidence from the big knocks that he had played early in the tournament going into the IPL play-offs. The English wicketkeeper-batter has accumulated 629 runs at a strike rate of 147, including three hundreds and three fifties, this season but has slowed down in the business end of the tournament with single digit scores -- 2, 2, 7 -- in his last-three outings. "I've obviously been delighted with my form in the IPL, but a bit disappointed with the last few games," said the 31-year-old Buttler ahead of RR's first qualifier against Gujarat Titans at the Edens Gardens on Tuesday. "The first half (of the tournament) I was playing some of the best cricket I...
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Hindi film celebs pay tributes to ‘one of the cricket’s finest’ Andrew Symonds | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The sudden demise of Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has left sports lovers from across the globe shocked, including Bollywood film stars Sanjay Dutt, Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Rampal, who remembered the all-rounder for his passion for the game. Symonds, who was lovingly known as 'Roy', died at the age of 46 in a car accident on Saturday night in Queensland. The cricketer is survived by his wife and two children. Dutt said he was "deeply shocked" by the news of the sports star's untimely death. "Deeply shocked to hear about one of cricket's finest #AndrewSymonds. Thoughts and prayers with his family. May God bless his soul. RIP Legend!" he wrote on Twitter. Deeply shocked to hear about one of cricket's finest #AndrewSymonds. Thoughts and prayers with his family. May God… https...
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‘Utterly devastated’: Cricket world pays tribute to Andrew Symonds | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Andrew Symonds' sudden death triggered an outpouring of emotional tributes in the cricketing world with a host of past and present players, including his Australian teammates and international stars, expressing shock and disbelief at the tragic news. From former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist and pacer Jason Gillespie to India's Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar, tributes poured in for the flamboyant all-rounder, who died in a car accident on Saturday night in Queensland. Symonds, who was lovingly known as 'Roy', was 46 and is survived by his wife and two young children. "Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That's Roy," Gilchrist, who was part of the World Cup 2003 squad, wrote on his Twitter handle. "This really hurts." This...
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BCCI secretary Jay Shah meets Shane Warne’s younger brother | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary met legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne's younger brother Jason Warne and recalled Warnie's contribution to world cricket, specially IPL. Jason Warne called on Jay Shah at his residence. Shah said in a tweet that Warne had left a rich legacy behind. "It was lovely to meet and host Jason Warne, Shane Warne's younger brother at home. We reminisced Warnie's contribution towards world cricket, especially the @IPLand the rich legacy that he leaves behind. Thank you Jason for your visit and the historical memorabilia of Warnie," Shah said in a tweet. It was lovely to meet and host Jason Warne, Shane Warne's younger brother at home. We reminisced Warnie's contribut… https://t.co/NKPXWLTF9B— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 165157186200...
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IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals wear special ‘SW23’ jersey in memory of Shane Warne | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Players of Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals on Saturday wore special jerseys to celebrate the life of their first captain and late Australian hero Shane Warne. Royals, who won the inaugural IPL title under Warne, came out with 'SW23' Warne's shirt number on their collars in the match against Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil Stadium. The spin legend's death from a suspected heart attack aged 52 on March 4 shocked the cricketing world, with Royals saying he "made us believe". Players from both teams stood in line with the umpires at the start of the game for a minute's applause to celebrate the illustrious career of Warne - the "first Royal" as the team call him. In memory of the first Royal 🙌#RR are dedicating this match to their first Captain - Shane Warne #TATAIPL |… h...
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IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans remind me of Rajasthan Royals of 2008 under Shane Warne, says Kevin Pietersen | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen sees shades of the title-winning Rajasthan Royals side of 2008 in Gujarat Titans, who have consistently found ways to win matches in the ongoing IPL season. The former swashbuckling batter feels the new entrants, like the 2008 RR side under the late Shane Warne, aren't the best team on paper but have a "great mentality". The Titans, led by India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, have emerged as the "team to beat" in only their maiden season. They are perched on top of the points table, having lost just one game in eight outings. "At the moment, it looks like Gujarat Titans are going to be difficult to stop in the IPL. I didn't see them being at the top of the table when I first saw their squad, but they are on a roll," Pietersen wrote for Betway. ...
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IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans remind me of Rajasthan Royals of 2008 under Shane Warne, says Kevin Pietersen

Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen sees shades of the title-winning Rajasthan Royals side of 2008 in Gujarat Titans, who have consistently found ways to win matches in the ongoing IPL season. The former swashbuckling batter feels the new entrants, like the 2008 RR side under the late Shane Warne, aren’t the best team on paper but have a “great mentality”. The Titans, led by India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, have emerged as the “team to beat” in only their maiden season. They are perched on top of the points table, having lost just one game in eight outings. How does #PapaPandya hit the ball so effortlessly? #TitansFAM, you now have the best view possible 🤩 Full Video ▶️ exclusively on our website: https://t.co/M6muWPKFbt#SeasonOfFirsts #AavaDe pic.twitter.com/lmlggtYJyj — Gujarat Ti...