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Hockey World Cup: Spain’s tuk-tuk ride goes wrong, federation president Santiago injured in a fall | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Spain's adventure of riding an open-top tuk-tuk (auto rickshaw) went awfully wrong here on Wednesday, injuring their national federation president and former referee Santiago Deo.The Spanish team, which lost to Australia 4-3 in the quarterfinals of the Men's Hockey World Cup on Tuesday, perhaps were on their way to the Kalinga Stadium from hotel to watch the quarterfinals and some of them chose to hop onto an open-top vehicle for a little adventure.According to onlookers, the auto rickshaw, carrying a few of the Spanish players and officials, including Santiago, took a U-turn in front of gate number three of the Kalinga Stadium. Santiago fell while jumping off the vehicle and hurt his left knee in the process.The police officials on duty rushed towards Santiago and helped h...
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Hockey World Cup: When ‘PC king’ Rajinder Singh saw India fall at Kalinga | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Tucked quietly in the West Stand of the Kalinga Stadium, with no fancy tournament ribbon around his neck, a Sikh gentleman appeared no different than the many others from his hockey-loving turbaned community seated around him on Tuesday. Forty-one years ago, at the Wankhede Stadium in Bombay, now Mumbai, Rajinder Singh was doing what India couldn't do consistently in this Hockey World Cup. He scored 12 goals on penalty corners -- still a record for an Indian player in a World Cup.Arms crossed, the 1980 Olympics gold medallist Rajinder was watching the Belgians putting it across India's tormentor in the crossovers, New Zealand. It took his mind back to 1982 when, incidentally, India had beaten New Zealand 3-2 in the classification crossovers before finishing fifth in the tou...
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India’s Renuka Singh wins ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India's fast bowling star Renuka Singh clinched the ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year award with her magnificent displays of seam and swing bowling in 2022, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.Renuka Singh bagged 18 ODI wickets at 14.88, economy 4.62 while the pacer scalped 22 T20I wickets at 23.95, economy 6.50.Renuka beat Australia's Darcie Brown, England's Alice Capsey and compatriot Yastika Bhatia to become the recipient of ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year 2022.The 26-year-old has generated a lot of noise as a result of her meteoric rise during a hectic year for the India team.In just 29 matches across the two white-ball forms in 2022, the right-armer claimed 40 wickets for her nation, stepping into the shoes of the legendary Jhulan G...
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Mohammed Siraj becomes World No. 1 ODI bowler

India’s Mohammed Siraj in action against New Zealand in Raipur | Photo Credit: AP India pacer Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday became number one bowler in the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers, a testament to his rapid rise in international cricket. Siraj went past New Zealand's Trent Boult and Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood to become the top-ranked ODI bowler for the very first time.🚨 There's a new World No.1 in town 🚨India's pace sensation has climbed the summit of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's ODI Bowler Rankings 🔥More 👇— ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2023 Not only has Siraj's form over the last 12 months been imperious, but his effort in the ODI series at home earlier this month against Sri Lanka and New Zealand has shown just how much the right-armer has improved in recent times. India bowling coa...
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India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI Highlights: Rohit, Shubman tons blow away New Zealand as India grab top spot in ODI rankings with 3-0 sweep | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma were on a leather hunt as their breathtaking centuries powered India to a 90-run victory over New Zealand in the third and final ODI in Indore. With the clinical win, India swept the series 3-0 and are now the top ranked ODI team.Rohit and Shubman's carnage against an inexperienced Black Caps bowling attack in the dead rubber took India to an imposing 385 for 9 on a batting paradise at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. In reply, Devon Conway (138) slammed a century of his own but it wasn't quite enough as the visitors folded for 295 in the 42nd over. Batters from both sides lit up the dead rubber as a total of 680 runs were scored.Captain @ImRo45 collects the trophy as #TeamIndia clinch the #INDvNZ ODI series 3⃣-0️⃣ 👏🏻👏🏻Scorecard ▶️… http...
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Exclusive: It’s a process, not instant coffee, but someone should be accountable – Former India coach Harendra Singh on India’s Hockey World Cup fiasco | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: He is dutifully dedicated to his current role as the Chief Coach of the US senior men's team, but every time Team India gets on the hockey pitch, it's impossible to keep former India coach Harendra Singh away from the action. In fact, the World Cup in Odisha brought him back closer to the pitch where he anxiously paced up and down and shouted as India coach during the 2018 World Cup.The pain of not going past the quarterfinals in 2018 is still there inside Harendra, and it flared up when he witnessed India giving it away in the crossover match on January 22 this time and succumbing to the pressure exerted by New Zealand, who held their nerve better in the sudden death shootout to win 5-4 and push India out of title contention.Harendra, who lives in California currently, was...
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24 wins in 27 bilateral series: India’s incredible home record in ODIs since Nov 2009 | Cricket News – Times of India

If Team India win the third and final ODI vs New Zealand on Tuesday in Indore, they will record back to back ODI series clean sweeps at home. India had blanked Sri Lanka before the ongoing series against the Black Caps.Winning home bilateral ODI series has become more than just a habit for the Men in Blue. Incredibly, since 2009, in 27 home bilateral series that India have played, the team has won 24 and lost only 3.Ahead of the third ODI vs the Kiwis, TimesofIndia.com takes a look at some very interesting statistics and trivia on the Indian juggernaut that continues to steamroll opposition at home in the ODI format. It really makes for very pleasant reading if you also remember the fact that the next edition of the ICC ODI World Cup will be played in India later this year.Team India in...
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Nathan Lyon-Ashton Agar Australia’s best spin formula to win in India: Darren Lehmann | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar could be Australia's X-factor and should be considered as their "second spinner" in pursuit of the team's first Test win in India since 2017, feels former coach Darren Lehmann.Agar, who has only five Tests under his belt, returned wicket-less during Australia's last Test against South Africa in Sydney but, on Indian conditions, the finger spinner could be successful, the former coach thinks."Having been there, I'm probably more inclined to play finger spinners," Lehmann, who was the coach of their 2017 victory in Pune, said on Australian radio station SENQ.At that time, left-arm spinner Stephen O'Keefe played the match-winning role by bagging 12 wickets.Australia begin the marquee four-Test series against India at Nagpur from February 9. It was at th...
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3rd ODI: Middle order in focus as rampant India eye series sweep against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Oozing with confidence after a dominant eight-wicket win and an unassailable 2-0 lead, India will have a series sweep in sight when they take on New Zealand in the third and final one-dayer in Indore on Tuesday. A Shubman Gill masterclass in Hyderabad was followed by new-ball carnage from the seamers in Raipur as India clinched the series with a game to spare. India's middle order, which has been unimpressive in the last few games, will be eager to give a better account of themselves in the final match of the series. The team management will also be contemplating rotating its bowlers in the dead rubber.Watch: Indian cricket stars SKY, Kuldeep offer prayers at Mahakaleshwar temple for Pant's recoveryOpener Gill has been in excellent form, having scored a sensational double hun...
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Indian cricketers visit Ujjain’s Mahakaleswar temple, pray for Rishabh Pant’s speedy recovery | Cricket News – Times of India

UJJAIN: Ahead of the third and final One-Day International in Indore against New Zealand, the Indian cricket team as well as umpires and officials visited the renowned Mahakaleshwar Temple here on Monday morning and attended the 'Bhasma Aarti'.Among those who took part in the morning 'aarti' and offered 'jal' (water) to the deity were Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav and Surya Kumar Yadav, temple priest Ashish Guru told PTI.Ujjain Lok Sabha MP Anil Firozia felicitated them during the visit, he added."Later the team, comprising 25 persons, visited the residence of Mahanirvani Akhada's Mahant Shri Vineet Giriji Maharaj to seek blessings," Guru said.Star batter Suryakumar said that they prayed to Mahakal for the speedy recovery of their teammate Rishabh Pant. The wicketkeeper-batsman was i...
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You can rule the world: Mohammed Shami advises Umran Malik to work on line and length | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Umran Malik might be warming the bench in the ODI series against New Zealand as the team management has preferred all-rounder Shardul Thakur over him but the express pacer has been mighty impressive with his sheer pace in his short international career.Bowling at around 150 clicks consistently, the Jammu and Kashmir speedster has taken the Indian cricket by storm with his raw pace but has struggled with accuracy. Veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, who tormented the Kiwis with the new ball alongside Mohammed Siraj in the second one-dayer, is excited with the pace Umran has but advised him to work on his line and length.1/10Indian bowlers outclass New Zealand batters in 2nd ODIShow Captions<p>Indian bowlers fired in unison as they bundled out Black Caps for just 108 in ...
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Ind vs NZ 2nd ODI | India bundles out New Zealand for 108

Indian players celebrate after taking a wicket during the second ODI against New Zealand in Raipur on January 21, 2023. | Photo Credit: B. Jothi Ramalingam Indian bowlers rose to the occasion and bundled out New Zealand for 108 during the second ODI, in Raipur on January 21, 2023. Mohammed Shami led the attack from the front and took 3 for 18. Hardik Pandya (2 for 16) and Washington Sundar (2 for 7) were the other wreckers-in-chief. Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav took a wicket each. Glenn Phllips (36), Michael Bracewell (22) and Mitchell Santner (27) were the main New Zealand batsmen to give some respectability to the total.Earlier, India captain Rohit Sharma elected to bowl after winning the toss against New Zealand in the second ODI of the three-match series.Bot...
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Watch: Hardik Pandya’s one-handed screamer off his own bowling to dismiss Devon Conway | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Showing off his agility and athleticism, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya grabbed a blinder off his own bowling in the ongoing second ODI against New Zealand in Raipur. Hardik plucked a stunning one-handed catch out of nowhere to send Kiwi opener Devon Conway packing for 7.The incident took place in the 10th over when Conway pushed forward a length ball from Hardik. Conway's drive, which was slightly aerial went low and to the left of Hardik, who in his follow-through went for the ball. Luckily for Hardik the ball stuck in his hand as the all-rounder finished off the stunning effort landing smoothly on his shoulder and rolling over. 𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧. 𝗔. 𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛! 😎Talk about a stunning grab! 🙌 🙌@hardikpandya7 took a BEAUT of a catch on his own bowling 🔽… https://t.co/EQ4rBMmKel— BCCI (@BCCI)...
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R Ashwin urges ICC for ‘dew-free’ ODI World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With India set to host the ODI World Cup later this year, premier off-spinner R Ashwin has urged the ICC to take corrective steps for a 'dew-free' tournament. The quadrennial event is slated for October-November this year in India, at a time when dew becomes a major factor in the evening, favouring the batting side mostly.India will be staging the entire tournament for the first time across different venues and Ashwin feels that the current Indian team has the quality in their rank to adapt to the home conditions and will be a tough team to beat. "There's no point in heading in a direction and going loggerheads with conditions, because conditions cannot be challenged. You need to learn the conditions and adapt. India team has enough in their arsenal to be able to do that," As...
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Watch: When skipper Rohit Sharma had a brain fade moment after winning toss in second ODI | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A funny incident kicked off the second India vs New Zealand ODI in Raipur as skipper Rohit Sharma had a brain fade moment when he breifly forgot what to do after he won the toss. When asked by commentator Ravi Shastri what India will be doing after winning the toss, a puzzled Rohit could not decide whether he was going to bat or bowl. Eventually, after thinking for a good 15 seconds, Rohit told match referee Javagal Srinath and Shastri that India will be bowling first. Even Rohit's teammates -- the likes of Siraj and Washington Sundar -- in the background, looked surprised as the event unfolded. The funny incident was followed by laughs all around led by New Zealand skipper Tom Latham.🚨 Toss Update 🚨#TeamIndia win the toss and elect to field first in the second #INDvNZ ODI. F...
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Deeply concerned and disturbed by wrestling fiasco: IOA chief PT Usha | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president PT Usha on Thursday said she is "deeply concerned and disturbed" by the sexual harassment allegations by renowned wrestlers against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, saying the national Olympic body will do everything possible to safeguard the interest of the country's women athletes.Celebrated Indian wrestlers, including Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik besides Vinesh Phogat and others are staging a sit-in protest for the last two days at Jantar Mantar here against the WFI president, accusing him of sexual exploitation and intimidation and have demanded that the federation be disbanded."As a woman and former athlete and presently a sports administrator, I am deeply concerned and...
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Adam Zampa’s Test aspirations have probably passed him by after India snub: David Hussey | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former Australian cricketer David Hussey believes Adam Zampa's omission from the Border-Gavaskar series in India could have dealt a body blow to the off-spinner's Test aspirations.Hussey, 45, a white-ball specialist, felt strongly about Zampa's exclusion after being assured of a Test berth in the India tour."He (Zampa) played a red-ball Shield game for New South Wales against Victoria at the Junction Oval just prior to the Big Bash starting and he bowled particularly well," Hussey told SEN Radio on Thursday."I think all reports from (head coach Andrew) McDonald and (chairman of selectors) George Bailey (was that) he (Zampa) was going to be going to India."The former Australia cricketer added that had Zampa been selected, he would have been successful in India."Unfortunately f...
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Ind vs NZ 1st ODI | Intent was to put bowlers under pressure: Gill

India’s Shubman Gill celebrates his double century during the first ODI cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad, on January 18, 2023 | Photo Credit: PTI “It [the double century] means a lot to me,“ said a visibly pleased Shubman Gill, the India opener who cracked a brilliant, match-winning 208 against New Zealand in the first ODI here on Wednesday night.“This is what dreams are made of. It’s amazing,” Gill said about joining Kishan in the 200-club. “He’s one of my best mates in the team and it’s amazing to be able to spend time with him. I was there when he scored his double hundred and it felt amazing,” he said at the post-match briefing here..”“I think in the first ODI against Sri Lanka and in the third ODI, I was set ...
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Ind vs NZ 1st ODI | India opt to bat; Hardik, Shardul, Kishan back in playing XI

Indian batters Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill open the batting for India against New Zealand in the first ODI. File | Photo Credit: PTI India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in the first ODI here on Wednesday.India have made three changes from their previous match against Sri Lanka on Sunday with Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur and Ishan Kishan coming into the playing eleven.Captain @ImRo45 wins the toss and elects to bat first in the 1st ODI at Hyderabad.A look at our Playing XI for the game.Live - https://t.co/A8LXxHogCU#INDvNZpic.twitter.com/H8ruY6Efr6— BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2023The New Zealand series will feature three T20Is and three ODIs.TeamsIndia: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik P...
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Ishan Kishan to play in middle-order against New Zealand, confirms Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The non-inclusion of Ishan Kishan -- India's latest ODI double centurion -- in the playing XI against Sri Lanka stirred a debate and raised quite a few eyebrows but the dashing left-hander will get his chance in the New Zealand ODIs, confirmed skipper Rohit Sharma on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who scored the fastest double hundred in the ODI history, however will be playing in the middle-order in the 3-match series against the Kiwis starting Wednesday.With KL Rahul unavailable due to personal reasons and Shreyas Iyer ruled out with injury, a couple of slots opened up in the middle-order and the explosive left-hander will be filling one of them."Ishan Kishan will be batting in the middle order. I am glad that he is getting this run after that fine knock (double century) against...