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A cricket nut, golfer Daniel Chopra won't miss a ball of Ind-Aus series
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Swedish professional golfer Daniel Samir Chopra, born to an Indian father, is a cricket nut of the top order and always watches India matches live from around the world. And he is not ready to miss a single delivery in India's upcoming matches in Australia, and will watch matches partly live and recorded, from his home in Orlando, Florida.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Golf
Rahul ready to step into Dhoni's shoes, guide spinners
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) For years, MS Dhoni donned three roles --- of a player, captain and a finisher with the bat. Additionally, he was a guide to the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav over the last few years, even chiding them for straying away from the line and plan.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
With a feeler at IPL, Rahul ready to don triple responsibility
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) Shouldered with triple responsibility -- of a wicketkeeper, premier batsman, and vice-captain of the Indian limited overs teams -- KL Rahul on Wednesday said that the recent experience in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has given him a feeler for the multiple roles and he is willing to bat at No.5 where he enjoyed in the last series he played for India.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bengal T20 Challenge: Kaif steals win for Town against Kalighat
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) An all-round show from Md. Kaif saw Town Club snatch a thrilling three-wicket win against Kalighat Club in the second match of the inaugural Bengal T20 Challenge.
2020-11-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Aus vs Ind: Ponting's arms 'falling off' while giving throwdowns to Smith
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who coached Delhi Capitals to the final of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) a fortnight ago, is busy giving throwdowns to Steve Smith as, unlike the Indian team, there is no throwdown specialist within the Australian team.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia team management to stick to Burns as opener for India Tests
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) Despite calls from various quarters and former players like Mark Taylor to draft in young Will Pucovski for the upcoming Test series against India as an opener ahead of experienced Joe Burns, Australia head coach Justin Langer on Wednesday hinted that the senior Queensland batsman remains first-choice to take on the new ball.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus vs Ind: Ishant, Rohit's absence in Tests no concern to us, says Langer
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer has said that the likely absence of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma from the first two Test of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy will have no bearing on the hosts' psyche and the frequent limited-overs match-ups between the two sides in recent times will eventually help them in facing the Indian challenge.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Star India acquires CSA media rights till 2024
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Star India has acquired media rights of Cricket South Africa (CSA) till the end of the 2023/24 cricket season, across Asia, Middle East and North Africa.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Aggressive & chatty on field as player, Langer the coach promises no abuses
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Australia coach Justin Langer has promised his side won't let up on intensity when the much-anticipated all-format series against India starts from Friday. He, however, has assured that there will be no room for abuses although there will be plenty of banter with a dash of humour.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NZ vs WI: Grandhomme ruled out of Tests; Santner to lead in final T20I
Auckland, Nov 25 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against West Indies due to bone bruising in his right-foot. He will be replaced by Daryl Mitchell in the squad.
2020-11-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand's Greg Barclay elected new ICC chairman
Dubai, Nov 25 (IANS) Greg Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer and director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012, has been elected as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
2020-11-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Tiwary's half-century helps Bagan beat Customs in Bengal T20 Challenge
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) Former India international Manoj Tiwary hit a swashbuckling 39-ball 61 as Mohun Bagan scripted a facile 17-run win over Customs in the inaugural match of the Bengal T20 Challenge played in bio secure environment at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.
2020-11-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
J&K Sports Council signs MoU with Suresh Raina Cricket Academy
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) The J&K Sports Council on Tuesday entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Suresh Raina Cricket Academy to develop budding cricketers of J&K for the national and international level with comprehensive training programme at a professional level.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Cricket
Consistency in lineup led to success for Mumbai Indians: Data
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Consistency in the team line-up led to a success for the Mumbai Indians as they retained their Indian Premier League (IPL) title with utmost ease this month.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
England to tour India for four Tests, two additional T20Is: Ganguly
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) England will play four Test matches instead of five, as was initially scheduled, on their 2021 tour of India, Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly said on Tuesday.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Man who provided Dhoni first turf pitch to play in Ranchi dead
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Deval Sahay, a mentor of cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni and credited with preparing the first turf pitches in Ranchi, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday in a hospital following multi-organ failure, mainly issues related to lungs.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Loss of last Test series to India drives a lot of Aus guys: Paine
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) Australian players who were involved in the previous home Test series defeat to India are motivated to make amends, says Test captain captain Tim Paine. Australia lost to India 2-1 in 2018-19 -- their first ever series defeat to an Asian side in the longest format of the game on home soil.
2020-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kohli, Ashwin nominated for Player of the Decade award
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and ace off-spinner R Ashwin were on Tuesday nominated for the International Cricket Councils (ICC) Mens Player of the Decade award.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
We have players' welfare in mind: Cricket Australia boss
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cricket Australia (CA), Nick Hockley has said that the cricket board is aware of the concerns expressed by players like David Warner and others about the problems faced while returning from foreign tours and entering quarantine and added that the board is taking every possible measure to ensure the players are looked after well.
2020-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus vs Ind: Ishant, Rohit ruled out of first two Tests, says report
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma have been reportedly ruled out of the first two Tests of the upcoming four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia slated to begin from December 17 in Adelaide.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tottenham's Dele Alli shows off cricketing skills with 'outrageous catch'
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) English footballer Dele Alli, who plays as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team, recently stunned everyone by pulling off an "outrageous catch" while playing cricket with his Premier League teammates.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Football
BBL: Melbourne Stars sign Hatcher, extend Larkin & Coleman deals
Melbourne, Nov 24 (IANS) Melbourne Stars have filled the final domestic spot on their roster for the upcoming Big Bash League with the signing of fast bowler Liam Hatcher.
2020-11-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sarah Aley announces retirement from WBBL
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) Australia women cricketer Sarah Aley has announced her retirement from Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) via Instagram.
2020-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ahead of India series, Australians get more batting time during quarantine
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) The quarantine ahead of the series against India may have caused concern to Australia players for not being able to meet their families but it has also helped the host's cause with the players getting get plenty of time for practice and warm-up as they have to come out in smaller groups.
2020-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
IPL has made players friendly & taken shine out of sledging, says Smith (Ld)
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) Australia top-order batsman Steve Smith has played down chances of verbal duels during the upcoming series against India, saying that playing regularly with each other has made sledging look awkward these days.
2020-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
IPL has made players friendly & taken sledging out of cricket: Smith
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) Australia top-order batsman Steve Smith has played down chances of verbal duels during the upcoming series against India, saying that playing regularly with each other has made sledging look awkward these days.
2020-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Dhoni's mentor passes away after prolonged illness in Ranchi
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Deval Sahay, mentor of cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni and who is credited with preparing first turf pitches in Ranchi, passed away due to multi-organ failure in the early hours of Tuesday in a hospital in the state capital.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Went against my nature during IPL, but have now found my rhythm back: Smith
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Australia batsman Steve Smith on Tuesday said he had changed his natural game at the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) edition, trying to do power-hitting instead of working out gaps, which affected his rhythm and form in the T20 tournament played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2020-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Indian bowlers not good as Wagner is with short balls, indicates Smith
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) If Jasprit Bumrah & Co plan to get rid of Steve Smith with short deliveries, they may have to target the area between Smith's shoulder and ribs for a significantly long period and vary the pace of the deliveries al la New Zealand pace bowler Neil Wagner who troubled the Australian batter last summer, dismissing him four out of five times in three Tests.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
KKR should make Gill the captain: Aakash Chopra
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) should release the likes of Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik while letting 21-year-old batsman Shubman Gill take over as the captain, former India batsman Aakash Chopra said on Monday.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Kohli not a bad captain, but Rohit is better: Gambhir
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has said that current captain Virat Kohli may be good in the role, but his vice-captain Rohit Sharma is better at it.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Cricket back at Eden Gardens after 8 months with Bengal T20 Challenge
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Competitive cricket returns to revered Eden Gardens here on Tuesday after more than eight months, due to Covid-induced lockdown, with a Mohun Bagan-Calcutta Customs Club encounter of the first Bengal T20 Challenge.
2020-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
2018-19 Aus experience holds key for spinners Ashwin, Yadav
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The current Indian Test team is a bit fortunate to tour Australia within two years of their previous tour. Earlier, the tours were separated by a few years and that would make things difficult for players, especially spinners. By the time, they would adjust to the conditions and pitches, the tour would be over.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Will be hard to leave family, tours, if quarantine continues: Warner
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Australia batsman David Warner has made it clear that it will be very difficult to tour abroad regularly if the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Aus vs Ind: Kohli & Rahane are like chalk and cheese, says Warner
Sydney, Nov 23 (IANS) Australia will be facing two different captains during their upcoming Test series against India at home and they may change their approach with respect to engaging with their opponents accordingly, according batsman David Warner.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Want to fulfill my father's dream of making India proud: Siraj
Sydney, Nov 23 (IANS) Despite losing his "biggest supporter", fast bowler Mohammed Siraj is now focussed to fulfill his late father's wish to represent Team India and perform well in the upcoming series against Australia.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
When Greg Chappell lost his leg-stump off a 'bouncer' (Magic Moments Ind-Aus)
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) There was an element of luck when India drew their first-ever series in Australia in 1981, with the surface playing a key role in helping the team defend 142 and winning the Melbourne Test.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Aus vs Ind: Have not set any personal goals, says Gill
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Young India batsman Shubman Gill is looking forward to the much-anticipated clash against Australia which begins this Friday with the three-match ODI series in Sydney. However, Gill has not set "any personal goals" for and wants to make the most of the opportunities he will get in what is his maiden trip Down Under.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Raina to adopt 34 schools to ensure health & hygiene for over 10K kids
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Former India cricketer Suresh Raina, who will turn 34 this Friday, has pledged to build sanitation and drinking water facilities at 34 government schools across Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and the National Capital Region (NCR) to ensure health and hygiene for over 10,000 children studying in these schools.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Australian wickets, age & fatherhood mellow down Warner the batsman
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Australia opening batsman David Warner said on Monday he will look to build the innings in the upcoming ODI series against India beginning Friday rather than going back to the aggressive way he batted during the initial days of his career -- an approach which he also adopted towards the back-end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
West Indies could play 2 Tests instead of 3 on Bangladesh tour, says CWI
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) West Indies' scheduled Test series in Bangladesh in January next year could be reduced to two-match rubber instead of three keeping in mind the challenges put forward by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Don't think he did anything wrong last summer: Warner backs Burns
Melbourne, Nov 23 (IANS) David Warner on Monday stated that Joe Burns hasn't done "anything wrong last summer" but the left-handed batsman insisted he'll embrace uncapped prodigy Will Pucovski if selected for the much-anticipated first Test against India to be played at the Adelaide Oval from December 17.
2020-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Suryakumar should've made cut in Indian team for Aus tour, feels Lara
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) West Indies legend Brian Lara has termed Suryakumar Yadav "a class player" and feels that the 30-year-old should have been a part of the India squad for the upcoming series against Australia, which begins this Friday.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
CA confirm full BBL 10 schedule; Perth, Melbourne awarded matches
Melbourne, Nov 23 (IANS) Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria have been confirmed host matches in the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) in January next year "subject to the public health situation and associated impacts including border restrictions", Cricket Australia announced on Monday.
2020-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman ruled out of New Zealand tour
Lahore, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of the upcoming New Zealand tour as he is suffering from fever and had not recovered in time for the national squad's departure for the tour.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
BBL: Carey to stay with Adelaide Strikers for another four years
Adelaide, Nov 23 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey has signed a fresh deal with Adelaide Strikers which will see him at the club for at least next four BBL seasons.
2020-11-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Mohun Bagan-East Bengal cricket derby on Saturday
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will clash in the cricket seasons first derby on Saturday in the Bengal T20 Challenge, which begins on Tuesday in a bio bubble.
2020-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Covid, players' illnesses hit Bengal T20 Challenge cricket
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Three of the six teams in the Bengal T20 Challenge have called in replacements in their squad after players have been forced out following positive results for Covid tests and on other medical grounds.
2020-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Rotating playersin Bengal T20 Challenge crucial, say coaches
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) In the Bengal T20 Challenge, starting on Tuesday in a bio-bubble at the Eden Gardens, rotating players will be important as each of the six teams will play at least 10 matches in the league phase, say coaches of the six competing teams. They also feel that it is an opportunity for players to showcase their talent and get noticed.
2020-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Kohli's absence an opportunity for young guys: Shastri
Sydney, Nov 22 (IANS) Captain Virat Kohli will be missed after India's first Test against Australia in their upcoming tour Down Under but it is also an opportunity for younger players in the team, according to head coach Ravi Shastri.
2020-11-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket