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Kapil Dev interacts with Raj Angad Bawa, Harnoor Singh: ‘Rewards come later… a cricketer should be motivated to perform better and excel’

As the 1983 World Cup winning Indian cricket team captain and former Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev called both Raj Angad Bawa and Harnoor Singh, members of the Indian U-19 World Cup winning team, during the UTCA felicitation ceremony, Dev quizzed the youngsters about their road to success at the U-19 level. With Bawa, who was the man of the final in the U-19 World Cup final against England, and Singh, who scored a century in the U-19 World Cup, acting a bit shy, Dev motivated them to speak their mind and also gave them one important lesson. “Rewards come later for a cricketer. The biggest thing for a cricketer is the motivation to perform better and excel in the long run. One will get respect only till the performance keeps coming and that should be your goal. I have seen the likes of Sa...
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Perry Goyal: From keeping wicket to managing hotel chain

PART 4: For the past decade, Perry Goyal has been tackling a different challenge off the cricket field. The Patiala native — part of Virat Kohli’s 2008 champion side — has been managing his family real estate business, including a hotel chain started by his father Radhey Shyam Goyal. “As a cricketer, one lives a different life and often remains aloof to what is happening in the outside world. When I decided to leave cricket, it was a well thought out decision. I had always believed that the target shouldn’t be just to get into any team but to be able to play 50-100 matches, and when I could not achieve that, I took the decision to leave. “Initially, it took me some time to understand things such as approvals, construction process, sales network but with time, I learnt it,” sa...
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Gaurav Dhiman: Trying to revive the genie after two teen World Cups

The 35-year old Gaurav Dhiman can be forgiven if he thinks life has been like a half-hearted genie trying to materialise but giving up. When he was a teenager, it seemed that it would burst out to do all his wishes: two U-19 World Cups in 2004 and 2006, second-highest run getter in the latter as an attacking opener, happy memories of playing with Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ravindra Jadeja, spanking Kemar Roach for boundaries that still linger in his mind, IPL selections— before suddenly the genie went limp and folded inside. An injury went out of control with lack of proper guidance and so did his mind. The crack created by a personal heartbreak was filled by liquid spirits before the genie started to stir again to save his life. A chance meeting of his father in a metro train...
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U-19 World Cup: Left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal making heads turn

Vicky Ostwal’s ability to generate turn and bounce has made him an asset for India at the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup. Add to it his pinpoint accuracy and it’s no surprise that the left-arm spinner has troubled all the teams in the competition. The Indian team was affected by a Covid-19 outbreak but Ostwal is one of the few players to have played all the matches. The lanky youngster is third on the wicket-takers’ list with 12 scalps in five games, including a fifer against South Africa. Going back in time, his coach Mohan Jadhav, who has watched Ostwal from close quarters for the past 10 years, tells The Indian Express: “He hates going for a run. He is a spinner, but has the mentality of a fast bowler. He is six feet tall and because of his height, causes trouble for batsmen with his bou...
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ICC Under-19 World Cup: How Andhra cricket adopted humble Shaik Rasheed | Cricket News – Times of India

MSK Prasad, former India wicket-keeper and ex-chief national selector, was a very proud man for two reasons on Thursday. First, Shaik Rasheed, a native of his hometown Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, had played a crucial 94-run knock against Australia to help India reach the U-19 World Cup final. Second, Rasheed is a product of Andhra’s robust academy structure, which Prasad himself built as the state association’s director of cricket operations. The three academies with lodging facilities were meant to tap the talent in the heartland of the state. Rasheed is the face of the success of the structure, which is aimed at unearthing cricketing talent among less-privileged kids. “A lot of credit should go to his father Balisha. Rasheed came from a very humble background. I was told his father work...
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ICC Under-19 World Cup: Captain Yash Dhull learned to grab opportunities and embrace challenges at an early age | Cricket News – Times of India

Quite a few eyebrows were raised when India’s under-19 captain Yash Dhull opted to bat first against Australia at Coolidge in the U-19 World Cup semifinal on Wednesday. The surface at the venue had earned a reputation of being capricious in the two preceding matches. The bigger challenge, though, awaited Dhull when he strode out to the pitch with the scoreboard reading 37/2 in the 13th over. What followed was 33 overs of a precisely-paced ODI innings which yielded a run-a-ball 110 for Dhull. The knock set the foundation for a mam-moth victory and a place in Saturday’s final against England. Dhull’s cricket journey started with a curve ball thrown at him at the age of 11. He went to Bal Bhawan school, where he has been honed for the last eight years, for admission since the academy there...
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Pakistan and South Africa finish U19 World Cup on a high

Two-time champions Pakistan and South Africa both signed off their U-19 World Cup campaigns with contrasting victories. Pakistan eased past Sri Lanka in the fifth place playoff after the two sides’ chances of lifting the trophy ended at the quarterfinal stage last week. While elsewhere in Antigua, South Africa finish in seventh place after a closely fought two-wicket victory over Bangladesh. Skipper Akram shines for Pakistan Pakistan were in command from the off at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, with openers Muhammad Shehzad and Haseebullah Khan (136) dominating the Sri Lanka attack. The first player in #U19CWC history to score a century and take a five-wicket haul in the same match 👏 Re-live Qasim Akram’s record-breaking day: https://t.co/dP70V2iemZ 📺 pic.twitter.com/k93v9uRq...
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Under-19 World Cup: Asian rivals India and Bangladesh face off in all important quarterfinal

Covid-hit India will be bolstered by the return of key players when the record four-time champions meet holders Bangladesh in the third quarterfinal of the U-19 Cricket World Cup at Osbourn (Antigua) on Saturday. Most of the half a dozen India players, who were affected by the dreaded virus, have recovered and are set to feature in the crucial clash. Six players, including skipper Yash Dhull, had gone into isolation ahead of India’s second league fixture against Ireland, dealing a big blow to the record four time champions. Five of them tested positive in the RTPCR tests and also ended up missing the last league game against Uganda. However, the depth in the squad ensured India won both those games comfortably and qualified for the quarterfinals as group toppers. Nishant Sindhu led the ...
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Afghanistan defeat Sri Lanka, set up semifinal clash with England in U-19 WC

Afghanistan sneaked into the Under-19 World Cup semifinals after edging out Sri Lanka by four runs, courtesy a sensational fightback, here. The odds were heavily stacked against them when they posted just 134 on the board after Sri Lanka asked them to take first strike but Afghanistan produced a superb performance with the ball to bowl the island nation out for 130 in 46 overs. A composed stay at the crease from Sri Lanka skipper Dunith Wellalage (34 off 61) looked like would pull his team over the line, but it was not meant to be. Afghanistan will now face England in the first Super League semifinal on February 1. Put to bat, Afghanistan openers Nangeyalia Kharote and Bilal Sayedi looked solid for the opening 10 overs before Traveen Mathew struck with a wicked delivery that removed Say...
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ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup: UAE and Ireland enter Plate semifinals

United Arab Emirates and Ireland booked their places in the Plate semi-finals as the next stage of the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup got off to a thrilling start in Trinidad and Tobago. UAE survived a dramatic batting collapse to edge past Uganda by one wicket and set up a clash with either host nation West Indies or Papua New Guinea in the next round. Philippus le Roux was Ireland’s hero, digging in for a vital unbeaten 83 to help his side post a total which proved comfortably beyond Canada on Tuesday night. Ireland will now meet the winners of the clash between Zimbabwe and Scotland while Canada join Uganda in the Plate play-off semi-finals. Shetty stars as UAE survive scare Adhitya Shetty shone with the ball and held his nerve with the bat as UAE recovered from a collapse to o...
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U19 World Cup: England, Pakistan cruise to quarterfinals, Bangladesh bounce back with win

Skipper Tom Prest smashed an unbeaten 154 as former champions England cruised to the Super League quarterfinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup with a thumping 189-run win over the UAE here. Continuing his incredible run of form, Prest powered England to a mammoth 362 for six after electing to bat. The English bowlers, led by leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed (4/30), then put up a disciplined effort to bowl out UAE for 173 in 38.2 overs. Prest blasted 13 fours and four sixes in his scintillating 119-ball innings, while Jacob Bethell (62), William Luxton (47) and George Thomas (41) also chipped in as the 1998 edition winners England put up an imposing total. Bethell and Thomas gave England a blistering start, adding 69 runs in 11.5 overs. 💥 154* runs from 119 balls💥 13 fours and four sixes Sensational ...