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Shakib Al Hasan wins seat in Bangladesh Parliament after landslide win in general elections

[ad_1] Bangladesh men’s cricket team skipper Shakib Al Hasan on Sunday claimed a parliament seat following a landslide win in the country’s general elections. Contesting from his constituency of the western town of Magura, Shakib won by receiving 185,388 votes, as reported by the Dhaka Tribune. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won the Gopalganj-3 constituency in a landslide victory, her eighth term as a Member of Parliament. Hasina’s party – Awami League – secured victory in 223 seats to form the government in the election conducted on Sunday. Prior to the polls, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had told Shakib Al Hasan to “hit a six” in the 12th national election on January 7, Dhaka Tribune reported. “You do not need to give a speech. You can hit a six, and you can take wi...
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South Africa vs India: Arshdeep’s timely dismissal of Tony de Zorzi prompts a collapse and takes India to ODI series win

[ad_1] The moment Arshdeep Singh’s late-curving yorker slammed Tony de Zorzi’s pads, the left-armer began his celebrappeal. The umpire’s disagreement only added to the drama, as Arshdeep implored KL Rahul, the captain-wicketkeeper, to seek a review. Not someone to be swayed by the often-misplaced enthusiasm of bowlers, Rahul relented.The review vindicated Arshdeep’s convictions. Rahul, Arshdeep and the fielders screamed euphorically. That, then, was the moment they knew. And so it turned out to be, as India defeated South Africa by 78 runs to claim the series. Though South Africa bat deep, de Zorzi (81 off 87 balls) posed the biggest threat. More than even David Miller, the supreme finisher who mustered only 10 sticky runs. As long as de Zorzi was at the crease, South Africa nursed hopes...
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‘It was as quiet as a library’: Pat Cummins recalls Virat Kohli’s World Cup final dismissal that shushed the crowd | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: As a set Virat Kohli chopped-on a Pat Cummins delivery in the World Cup Final in Ahmedabad at a crucial juncture of the game, a near 1,00,000 fans at Narendra Modi Stadium went into pin-drop silence mode.Recalling the moment, the Aussie skipper Cummins said at that time, the world's largest cricket stadium gave him and his team the vibe of a quiet library. Australia went onto beat India by 6 wickets in the final to grab a record-equalling 6th World Cup title. "We're in a huddle after the wicket of Kohli in the final & (Steve) Smith says,'Boys, listen to the crowd." And we just took a moment of pause, and it was as quiet as a library, 100,000-plus Indians there & it was so quiet. I'll savour that moment for a long time," Cummins told 'The Age' during an interacti...
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Over 30 crore fans tuned in to watch 2023 ODI World Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Over 30 crore fans tuned in to watch the live broadcast on TV of the 2023 ODI World Cup final between India and Australia last Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, making it the highest viewed match ever, Disney Star, the official broadcaster of the tournament, stated in a release on Thursday.The release mentioned that the Peak concurrency on TV for the final match was at 13 crore, while Peak concurrency on Disney+ Hotstar was at 5.9 Crore for the finals, a global record for any live sport.Overall, 52 crore viewers tuned in to TV for the marquee tournament, consumption reached 422 billion minutes, making it the biggest World Cup ever, the broadcaster said.has not only etched itself into the chronicles of sporting history but has also become the most-watched ev...
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Team India’s backroom staff includes a former maths teacher, a mountaineer, a former bus driver, an IT engineer, and a civic police volunteer

[ad_1] The 51-year-old has been head coach Rahul Dravid’s trusted lieutenant since their India U-19 and India A team days. Having served as the head coach of Maharashtra, Bengal and Vidarbha he has also been with the National Cricket Academy. The pace pack loves the freedom he gives. Was originally brought into the fold to help with the transition phase the attack was going through in Tests and T20Is. Having implemented the workload management policy at the NCA, Dravid has been using this expertise in the lead-up to the World Cup. With a young crop of pacers – who he is familiar with thanks to his stint with U-19 and India A – Mhambrey is also putting the transition plan in place in red-ball cricket and T20Is. He doesn’t believe in spending too much time in team meetings, and instead lik...
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Not an epic choke, just a bad day in the office, say sports psychologists | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The murmurs around India's inability to land the knockout punch in a global event have grown since the ill-fated Sunday night but did the team, which looked invincible heading into the World Cup final, actually crack under pressure or was it just a bad day in the office?Fears of a billion plus came true as Australia stitched together a perfect game to deny a rampant India who had not put a foot wrong during their stormy march to the final.After 10 wins in a row, India's unstoppable run came to a crashing halt in yet another trophy clash. Since winning the Champions Trophy in 2013, India have lost five ICC finals and three semifinals.Considering India's dominance heading into the final, the dejected look on faces of skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli after the six-wick...
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World Cup final: Australia’s grunt work trumps India’s flair – Times of India

[ad_1] BENGALURU: In a grainy YouTube video, football legend Gerd Muller describes how Germany defeated a great Netherlands side in the 1974 World Cup final. The whole conversation is brutally simple."A German team is not easy to bring down. We fought more than ever in that final, our best came on the last day," Muller says in a feeble voice.Those words are eerily similar to Pat Cummins' "best for the last" comment after Australia plotted a marauding India's downfall in the title clash of the 2023 cricket World Cup.In fact, the champion sides think alike. Their disciplines might differ, but methods to success remain comparable.And Australia is an iron-willed champion side, more so in the knockout stages of a global event. A look back to their last two matches in the showpiece will reveal...
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PM Narendra Modi consoles Mohammed Shami in dressing room after World Cup final loss | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Pacer Mohammed Shami had a dream run in World Cup as he finished as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament but it was not enough as India were unable to cross the final hurdle and lost to Australia in the summit clash on Sunday.After an incredible run in the tournament with 10 straight wins, India suffered their one and only loss in the competition in the final. However, along with a billion of proud Indians, PM Narendra Modi also hailed the team for their stupendous performance. After the final loss, PM Modi visited the Indian dressing room to lift the spirits of the disheartened players. The Prime Minister was also seen hugging speedster Shami amid a wild sea of emotions in the dressing room.Sharing an image of himself with the PM, Shami said that the team will bo...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 Finals: Google Doodle celebrates the Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia

[ad_1] India vs Australia World Cup 2023 Final: On Sunday India will take on Australia in the 2023 ODI World Cup final, in a repeat of 2003 and to celebrate it Google’s Doodle has turned into 22 yards. It will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket venue with a seating capacity of 132,000. It was commissioned in 2015 and built with the purpose of hosting the tournament final eight years later. In the process it will likely set a world cricket attendance record. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUR LIVE BLOG FOR THE ODI WORLD CUP FINAL The two sides have a previous knockout history — they have met on two occasions. Australia beat India in the 2015 World Cup semifinal at Sydney, enroute to its fifth title. In 2011, Yuvraj Singh’s heroic half-century allowed the eventual champi...
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Wicket from India vs Pakistan was a lot drier: Rohit Sharma skeptical about Ahmedabad track for final | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: As India and Australia get set for the big-ticket World Cup final on Sunday in Ahmedabad, skipper Rohit Sharma pointed out that the track used during the India vs Pakistan game at the same venue was a lot drier. Unsure on how the pitch will play out during the final, Rohit expects it to be on the slower side. The skipper also asserted that toss won't be a major factor in the summit clash as dew might not come into play. “There was no grass on that wicket but this has a bit of grass on it. The wicket from India vs Pakistan was a lot drier. I still haven't looked at the wicket today. But from my understanding, it's going to be on a slower side. We'll see the pitch tomorrow and assess. The temperature has dropped a bit as well. I don't know how much of a factor the dew wil...
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Over 6,000 security personnel to guard World Cup final: Ahmedabad police | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] AHMEDABAD: More than 6,000 security personnel will be deployed in Ahmedabad city and the Narendra Modi stadium during the World Cup final between mighty India and five-time champions Australia on November 19, a senior police official said on Saturday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Deputy PM Richard Marles will be among the key personalities who are expected to attend the ICC Cricket World Cup grand finale in the Motera area of the city, said Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police GS Malik.Addressing a press conference here, Malik said elaborate security arrangements, with personnel from Gujarat police, Rapid Action Force (RAF), home guards and others, have been made keeping in mind the movement of over one lakh spectators and the presence of several dignitaries at the stadi...
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India: A powerhouse on two fronts – cricket and economy | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] In the heart of the subcontinent lies a nation that has seamlessly woven its destiny on the fields of cricket and the battlegrounds of economic growth. India, with its billion-plus population, stands tall as the future of both cricket and economic prosperity, drawing uncanny parallels between the two domains.The roar of the Indian cricket fans echoes through stadiums, transcending borders and reaching the farthest corners of the globe.The Indian cricket team, once considered an underdog, has transformed into a formidable force, dominating international competitions. This meteoric rise is not dissimilar to India's economic ascent on the global stage.Just as cricket is powered by the unwavering support of its fans, the Indian economy thrives on the energy of its young and dynamic po...
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India holds edge in bowling department, hope Rohit Sharma scores big in World Cup final: Gundappa Viswanath | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: With pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Momammed Siraj firing in unison and spinners providing them perfect support, batting great Gundappa Viswanath feels India holds edge over Australia in the bowling department ahead of the World Cup final in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Rohit Sharma too has been leading the way with the bat, giving the team rapid starts but Viswanath wants the skipper to score a big hundred in the summit clash. After 10 wins in as many games, Rohit-led side now has its eyes set on a third World Cup title."Sometimes when you are not getting a break, Shami comes and straightaway gets you a wicket. Just see how many times he got first-ball wickets. Unfortunately, Hardik (Pandya) got injured and he (Shami) came and grabbed the opportunity," Viswana...
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Wahab Riaz named Pakistan’s new chief selector – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday appointed former pacer Wahab Riaz as the new chief selector after Inzamam-ul-Haq stepped down from the post following allegations of a conflict of interests. Legendary batter and ex-captain Inzamam had resigned as the chairman of the national selection committee on October 30 in the middle of the World Cup. Inzamam's resignation came after the PCB initiated an inquiry to probe if his association with a company that manages a number of national team players amounted to conflict of interest.The 38-year-old Riaz's first assignment will be to select the squads for the Test tour of Australia and the T20I rubber in New Zealand.Pakistan will play their Test series in Australia from 14 December to 7 January and a five-match T20I away series ...
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‘Australia 450/2, India 65 all out’: Mitchell Marsh’s bold World Cup final prediction takes social media by storm | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: With India all set to take on Australia in what promises to be a thrilling World Cup final in Ahmedabad on Sunday, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh's prediction for the summit clash, which he made earlier this year during IPL has gone viral on social media.As the two-time champions India set their eyes on a third title and second on home soil, formidable Australia and the five-time champions stand in their way. In May, Marsh, in his franchise Delhi Capitals' podcast had made a bold prediction about the World Cup final. When asked about making an early World Cup prediction, Marsh had said," Australia undefeated. Defeating India. Australia 450 for 2 in the final, India all out 65."India previously faced Australia in a World Cup final in 2003 where the Ricky Ponting-led side won...
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Where the ODI World Cup final will be won and lost | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] AHMEDABAD: India face Australia in what promises to be a thrilling Cricket World Cup final in front of a capacity 130,000 crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.Tournament hosts India have won all 10 games as they bid for a third World Cup title and second on home soil.But if any side can stop the India juggernaut then Australia -- aiming for a record-extending sixth World Cup crown -- could be that team.Here's a look at where the showpiece match could be won and lost:India captain Rohit Sharma has instilled an aggressive attitude in his team, with the opener leading from the front.Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer took the batting plaudits with two fine hundreds in a 70-run semi-final win over New Zealand as India piled up a huge 397-4 in Mumbai.But it was Rohit who...
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‘Complete greed and overkill’: Michael Vaughan slams scheduling of India-Australia T20I series straight after World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: With India and Australia set to face in the World Cup final in Ahmedabad on Sunday and then lock horns in a five-match T20I series just 4 days after the mega tournament, former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Friday slammed the scheduling of the T20I series.After the World Cup Final on November 19, the T20I series commences from November 23 and Vaughan sided with the players, saying that they should be given rest and time to enjoy their success of the World Cup. "It doesn’t right with me that the 2 finalists 4 days later will start a T20 series against each other .. why can’t we allow players the chance to have a moments rest after a WC or whoever wins the chance to celebrate properly for a couple of weeks .. It’s complete greed and over kill," Vaughan wrote on X (fo...
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We knew this was going to be a grind: Travis Head | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: As five-time champions Australia pulled off a scrappy three-wicket win over a defiant South Africa in the second semi-final in Kolkata on Thursday, opener Travis Head said that the team knew that the 213 chase was going to be a hard grind.Man-of-the-match Travis, scored a solid 62 in Australia's rollicking start to the chase before a mid-innings wobble put them in a spot of bother.However, skipperPat Cummins and Mitchell Starc held their nerves to take their side home in the 48th over. With the win, Australia entered their 8th ODI World Cup final and will face India in the summit clash in Ahmadabad on Sunday. "Hard to unpack all of that. Tense finish, amazing game. Didn't move from the seat for the last part. We knew how it was going to play, we had three or four days h...
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Final frontier step too far for South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] South Africa lost their fifth Cricket World Cup semi-final on Thursday, going down by three wickets to five-time champions Australia in Kolkata.Here's a look at those five losses:1) South Africa, playing in their first World Cup following the end of the apartheid era, restricted England to 252-6 in 45 overs in their semi-final in Sydney before the rain washed away their dreams -- and there was nothing they could do about it.After a 12-minute rain delay, South Africa's target was adjusted from 22 runs off 13 balls to an impossible 22 off one."It was and still remains a bit of a con," said South Africa batsman Brian McMillan.2) Set a target of 214 to defeat Australia in the semi-final at Edgbaston, the Proteas needed nine runs off the last over.Lance Klusener smashed fours off the f...
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Australia scrape past valiant South Africa to set up World Cup final with India | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: South Africa put up a spirited fight but faltered yet again in a knock-out game, failing to shed their 'chokers' tag as a nervy Australia crawled to a three-wicket win in the second semi-final to set up the World Cup summit clash with unbeaten India in Ahmedabad on Sunday.After starting off superbly in a modest chase of 213, the Aussies nosedived but recovered well courtesy a superb fight from lower middle-order batters to get out of the jail at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.With the win, the five-time champions Australia entered their 8th final while for South Africa it was another heartbreaking fifth World Cup semi-final defeat.On a testing turner, David Miller absorbed extreme pressure on way to a rearguard 101 and take South Africa to a fighting 212 after losing their...