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'Still getting packed crowds & amazing viewership': Brett Lee on playing in leagues post-retirement
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Former Australian pacer Brett Lee feels it is exciting for a cricketer to continue playing cricket after retirement, and seeing the stands filled with crowds brings them immense happiness.
2024-07-24
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Jofra Archer eyes 2025-26 Ashes Test cricket return
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) England pacer Jofra Archer is setting his sights on the 2025-26 Ashes series in Australia as he is aiming for his return to Test cricket.
2024-07-24
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Jayasuriya disciplines SL cricketers ahead of T2OI series against India
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Ahead of the white-ball home series against India, newly appointed interim head coach Sanath Jayasuriya calls for discipline within the Sri Lankan team, including enforcing proper haircuts and the removal of piercings.
2024-07-24
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Interim coach Jayasuriya calls for discipline in Sri Lankan cricket team
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Ahead of the white-ball home series against India, newly appointed interim head coach Sanath Jayasuriya calls for discipline within the Sri Lankan team, including enforcing proper haircut and the removal of piercings.
2024-07-24
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Women's Asia Cup: 'I don't think I'd be anything without cricket', says Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur
Dambulla, July 23 (IANS) Indian women’s cricket team has had a flier of a start to the 2024 Women's Asia Cup having won their opening encounters against Pakistan and UAE with conviction and is set to face Nepal in their third group match.
2024-07-23
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Head coach Gambhir takes charge as Indian players hit the ground in Pallekele
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Newly-appointed head coach Gautam Gambhir has taken official charge of the Indian team as the players assembled in Pallekele on Tuesday for the first training session in Sri Lanka ahead of the limited-overs series. Suryakumar Yadav-led Indian team reached Pallekele on Monday for the upcoming three-match T20I series, followed by three ODIs. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of India's first practice session in Pallekele on their official X account.
2024-07-23
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Chennai Test against South Africa now a very memorable match for me, says Sneh Rana
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Sneh Rana breaks into laughter when told that it has been over ten years since she made her international cricket debut for India in January 2014, on the back of two impressive domestic seasons for Punjab. At 30, Sneh has played 27 ODIs and 23 T20Is but is now more of an integral figure for India in Test matches.
2024-07-22
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Fitness led to picking Surya over Hardik as captain: Agarkar (Ld)
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Fitness and availability for all matches was the reason why the national selectors opted for Suryakumar Yadav as captain of the Indian team for the T20I series against Sri Lanka instead of senior all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has led the side on many occasions so far and is more experienced compared to Surya.
2024-07-22
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Gambhir explains his coaching philosophy, promises to back players; hopes Rohit, Kohli will play till 2027 WC
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) In his first press conference after taking over as the new Chief Coach of the senior Indian men's cricket team, former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday faced questions on his approach and philosophy towards coaching.
2024-07-22
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Root is so special that he could eventually overtake Sachin: Vaughan
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former captain Michael Vaughan has lauded Joe Root for being a special batter and has predicted that he could overtake Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most runs by a batter in the history of men’s Test cricket.
2024-07-22
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Scotland's Charlie Cassell breaks Kagiso Rabada’s record with seven-for on ODI debut
Dundee (Scotland), July 22 (IANS) Scotland pacer Charlie Cassell broke South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada’s nine-year-old record for best bowling figures on debut in Men’s ODIs when he picked 7-21 in 5.4 overs against Oman in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 match here on Monday.
2024-07-22
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Women’s Asia Cup: Knew this morning about my international debut, says Tanuja Kanwer
Dambulla, July 21 (IANS) A day after being drafted into India’s squad for 2024 Women’s Asia Cup after Shreyanka Patil was ruled out due to fractured finger, Tanuja Kanwer made her international debut in the match against UAE. Later, the left-arm spinner said she got to know only on Sunday morning about her international debut.
2024-07-21
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Women’s Asia Cup: Knew this morning about my international debut, says Tanuja Kanwer
Dambulla, July 21 (IANS) A day after being drafted into India’s squad for 2024 Women’s Asia Cup after Shreyanka Patil was ruled out due to fractured finger, Tanuja Kanwer made her international debut in the match against UAE. Later, the left-arm spinner said she got to know only on Sunday morning about her international debut.
2024-07-21
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Joe Root goes equal with Williamson and Smith through 32nd Test century
Nottingham, July 21 (IANS) England batter Joe Root has gone on par with Steve Smith and Kane Williamson when he hit his 32nd Test century against West Indies on day four of the ongoing second Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday.
2024-07-21
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'Plans not always perfect': Woakes defends England's tactics against Windies tail
Nottingham, July 21 (IANS) England all-rounder Chris Woakes defended his team's approach against West Indies on the third day of the ongoing second Test at Trent Bridge and said they opened the field to trap No.11 Shamar Joseph as Joshua Da Silva was firing all his cylinders from the other end.
2024-07-21
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Women's Asia Cup: Tanuja handed international debut as UAE opt to bowl first vs India
Dambulla, July 21 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Tanuja Kanwer has been handed an international debut by India as UAE won the toss and elected to bowl first in a Group A match of Women’s Asia Cup at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
2024-07-21
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Women’s Asia Cup: Harmanpreet's 66, Richa's unbeaten 64 carry India to 201/5 against UAE
Dambulla, July 21 (IANS) Captain Harmanpreet Kaur hit her 12th T20I fifty, while wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh got her first half-century in the format to carry India to a massive 201/5 against UAE in their second 2024 Women’s Asia Cup match at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
2024-07-21
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Women’s Asia Cup: Harmanpreet and Richa fifties carry India to comfortable win over UAE (Ld)
Dambulla, July 21 (IANS) Captain Harmanpreet Kaur hit a fine 12th T20I fifty, while wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh got her first half-century in the format to set the base for India’s comfortable 78-run over UAE in their second 2024 Women’s Asia Cup match at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
2024-07-21
Category: Cricket/Sports,
LPL 2024: ‘Consistency’ is key, says Falcons' captain Hasaranga ahead of Qualifier 2 against Kings
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Kandy Falcons’ captain Wanindu Hasaranga has spoken about the friendly atmosphere within the team as his side prepares to take on Jaffna Kings in Qualifier 2 of the Lanka Premier League 2024. Last year, Kandy Falcons won three successive playoff games -- Eliminator, Qualifier 2, and Final -- to seal the LPL trophy. This year, they have made a winning start to the Playoffs again, beating Colombo Strikers in the Eliminator.
2024-07-20
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Women’s Asia Cup: India's Smriti Mandhana gifts phone to young cricket fan in wheelchair
Dambulla, July 20 (IANS) Following India’s seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in their first match of the 2024 Women’s Asia Cup, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana displayed a brilliant gesture towards a young cricket fan in a wheelchair. In the video shared by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on its ‘X’ handle, Smriti presented a mobile phone to a young fan named Adeesha Herath and clicked a picture with the young girl, who was accompanied by her mother.
2024-07-20
Category: Cricket/Accident/Sports,
'Her Story in the making': Jay Shah's best wishes for Women in Blue for Asia Cup
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) BCCI secretary Jay Shah penned an encouraging post for women in blue as they kick-start their title defense at the Asia Cup on Friday.
2024-07-19
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Bumrah was biggest factor; Rohit, Dravid picked a balanced team: Kaif on India's T20 WC triumph
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Former India batter Mohammad Kaif termed pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the "biggest factor" in Men in Blue's T20 World Cup triumph adding that captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid played a huge role in picking a balanced team for the tournament.
2024-07-19
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Hardik has done nothing wrong: Kaif backs all-rounder after T20I captaincy snub
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Following the appointment of Suryakumar Yadav as the T20I captain for the tour of Sri Lanka, former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif has expressed his support for all-rounder Hardik Pandya to assume the T20I captaincy. Notably, young batter Shubman Gill has been designated as the new T20I vice-captain ahead of Hardik, who served in that role during the 2024 T20 World Cup victory.
2024-07-19
Category: Cricket/Sports,
ENG vs WI: Mark Wood bowls fastest Test over by England pacer at home, clocks 156.26 kmph speed
Nottingham, July 19 (IANS) Mark Wood scripted history as he bowled the fastest recorded Test over by an England bowler at home during the ongoing day of the second Test against West Indies at Trent Bridge here on Friday.
2024-07-19
Category: Cricket/Sports,
ENG vs WI: Mark Wood bowls fastest Test over by England pacer at home, clocks 156.26 kmph speed
Nottingham, July 19 (IANS) Mark Wood scripted history as he bowled the fastest recorded Test over by an England bowler at home during the ongoing day of the second Test against West Indies at Trent Bridge here on Friday.
2024-07-19
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Playing in IPL helped me improve my game and gain confidence, says Shivam Dube
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India all-rounder Shivam Dube credited the Indian Premier League for improving his skills and gaining confidence as he made inroads in the Men in Blue side after the successful 2024 season.
2024-07-18
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Ishan Kishan seeks Sai Baba's blessings on his 26th birthday, visits Shirdi
Shirdi, July 18 (IANS) India's wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan celebrated his 26th birthday in a religious manner by visiting the Shree Samadhi Mandir in Shirdi, Maharashtra.
2024-07-18
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'It's essential to recognise their hard work', says Shivam Dube on honouring Harare ground staff
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India all-rounder Shivam Dube opened up on his gesture of giving his Player of the Match Award money to the ground staff of the Harare Sports Club in the fifth and final T2OI against Zimbabwe and said that 'it's essential to recognise and value their hard work.'
2024-07-18
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Rohit & Virat are 'irreplaceable' in Indian team in any format: Kapil Dev
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Former World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev has said veteran duo Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are "irreplaceable" in the Indian team across formats and called them "as same as Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni".
2024-07-17
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Women's Asia Cup: Having an off day has to be rare, says Anjum Chopra on India's inconsistent fielding
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Since taking over as India women’s head coach last year, Amol Muzumdar has stressed hugely on fitness and fielding being two non-negotiable aspects in on-field performances.
2024-07-17
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Eng vs WI: Trent Cricket Stadium to officially unveil ‘Stuart Broad End’ ahead of 2nd Test
Nottingham, July 17 (IANS) The ticketholders for Day One of the second Test match between England and West Indies here on Thursday will witness a special scene as the Trent Cricket Stadium will officially rename the Pavilion End in honour of Stuart Broad. Stuart Broad is Nottinghamshire's most successful bowler on the international stage. He will be joined by his father, club president, former Notts, and England opener Chris Broad on the occasion.
2024-07-17
Category: Cricket/Sports,
‘Manchester United need good players’: Ten Hag on Jadon Sancho’s return to club
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Jadon Sancho and Erik Ten Hag had previously gotten into a bit of a feud when the former was left out of the squad to face Arsenal in the 2023/24 season due to poor performances in training.
2024-07-16
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Du Plessis, Stoinis shine in Texas Super Kings' win over MI New York
Dallas (US), July 15 (IANS) Texas Super Kings (TSK) registered a 15-run win over MI New York (MINY) despite a spirited fightback from Rashid Khan and Monank Patel during their Major League Cricket fixture at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on Monday.
2024-07-15
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Rohit Sharma confirms playing ODI, Test formats 'at least for a while'
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India captain Rohit Sharma has confirmed that he will continue playing for the country in ODI and Test formats "at least for a while" after announcing his retirement from T20Is after lifting the T20 World Cup in Barbados.
2024-07-15
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Rohit Sharma confirms playing ODI, Test formats 'at least for a while'
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India captain Rohit Sharma has confirmed that he will continue playing for the country in ODI and Test formats "at least for a while" after announcing his retirement from T20Is after lifting the T20 World Cup in Barbados.
2024-07-15
Category: Cricket/Sports,
David Warner to be not considered for 2025 Champions Trophy: George Bailey
Melbourne, July 15 (IANS) Australia men's chief selector George Bailey has said veteran left-handed opener David Warner will not be considered for selection in the 2025 Champions Trophy.
2024-07-15
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Harbhajan Singh issues public apology for celebration video after Legends league final
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh issued a public apology after facing backlash from disability rights groups for a controversial video featuring himself and other members of the India Champions team which defeated Pakistan Champions on Saturday. The video, which went viral on Instagram, showed cricket icons Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, and Suresh Raina limping and holding their backs after their title-winning run against Pakistan Champions in the World Championship of Legends final.
2024-07-15
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'It was amazing experience with Shubman': Yashasvi on match-winning partnership with captain
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal hammered an unbeaten 93 off 53 balls in the fourth T20I against Zimbabwe to steer the side to an emphatic 10-wicket win in Harare on Saturday. The left-handed batter said he had an amazing experience with captain Shubman Gill during their match-winning 156-run unbeaten partnership.
2024-07-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Jay Shah instructs BCCI to release Rs 1 cr financial aid for ailing Anshuman Gaekwad
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) BCCI secretary Jay Shah has instructed the country's cricket board to release Rs 1 crore in financial assistance to former India cricketer and coach Anshuman Gaekwad, who has been battling blood cancer for over a year.
2024-07-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
England will miss Anderson, it's difficult to replace his rare skill: Ian Chappell
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes England are going to miss James Anderson in Test cricket, citing the difficulty to replace his rare skills of swinging the ball.
2024-07-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
5th T20I: Sanju Samson’s 58 & Shivam Dube’s cameo powers India to 167/6 against Zimbabwe
Harare, July 14 (IANS) Vice-captain Sanju Samson smashed his second T20I fifty, while Shivam Dube hit a quick cameo of 26 runs in 12 deliveries at the end to power India to a competitive 167/6 in the fifth and final T20I against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
2024-07-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
4th T20I: Tushar Deshpande handed international debut as India elect to bowl first against Zimbabwe
Harare, July 13 (IANS) Fast-bowler Tushar Deshpande has been handed his T20I debut as India captain Shubman Gill won the toss and elected to bowl first in the fourth game of the ongoing series against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday. India are currently leading the five-match series 2-1 and a win will get them an unassailable lead, while Zimbabwe would be itching to get the victory and make Sunday’s clash a winner-takes-it-all decider.
2024-07-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
4th T20I: Very happy to be here, says Tushar Deshpande on international cricket debut
Harare, July 13 (IANS) Ahead of his T20I debut for India in the fourth T20I against Zimbabwe, fast-bowler Tushar Deshpande said he was elated to be here and getting his chance to represent the country in international cricket. Deshpande is the 115th cricketer to play men’s T20Is for India and got his cap from bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule at the Harare Sports Club, in the presence of his wife Nabha.
2024-07-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
4th T20I: Khaleel Ahmed takes 2-32 as bowlers help India keep Zimbabwe to 152/7
Harare, July 13 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed took 2-32 in a collective bowling show as India kept Zimbabwe to 152/7 in the fourth T20I at the Harare Sports Club here on Saturday. Tushar Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Abhishek Sharma, and Shivam Dube provided decent support to Khaleel by taking a wicket each.
2024-07-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
4th T20I: Unbeaten fifties by Jaiswal, Gill lead India to 10-wicket rout of Zimbabwe, win series 3-1
Harare, July 13 (IANS) Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill resembled unstoppable Ferraris on a national highway as they resoundingly struck unbeaten fifties to help India thrash Zimbabwe by 10 wickets and take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. In the fourth T20I at the Harare Sports Club, India restricted Zimbabwe to 152/7 in 20 overs and then Jaiswal (93 not out) and Gill (58 not out) carried their bats through to hunt down 156 in just 15.2 overs and seal a massive win with 28 balls to spare.
2024-07-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Ricky Ponting steps down as Delhi Capitals head coach after seven seasons at the helm
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Ricky Ponting, Australia’s two-time ODI World Cup-winning captain, has stepped down as the head coach of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the franchise said in a statement on Saturday. The development brings to an end Ponting’s seven-year association with the franchise ahead of the mega auction in the run-up to the 2025 season of the tournament. Ponting was appointed as DC's head coach in 2018 when the side was called Delhi Daredevils.
2024-07-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
4th T20I: I was trying to play my shots and enjoy my game, says Jaiswal after an unbeaten 93 against Zimbabwe
Harare, July 13 (IANS) Under glorious sunshine at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday, India had tons to cheer about, more so in their chase of 153. It all came thanks to Yashasvi Jaiswal and captain Shubman Gill striking unbeaten fifties in resounding fashion as India thrashed Zimbabwe by ten wickets to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.
2024-07-13
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Gambhir approaches BCCI for Morkel's appointment as bowling coach: Report
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Former South Africa pacer Morne Morkel is believed to be in contention for India's bowling coach as head coach Gautam Gambhir approached BCCI for his inclusion in his support staff team, says a report.
2024-07-12
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'Very greedy to win every game': Harmanpreet Kaur ahead of Women's Asia Cup match against Pakistan
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India captain Harmanpreet Kaur remains resolute in their approach of going for a win in every game ahead of the Women's Asia Cup match against arch-rivals Pakistan.
2024-07-12
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Shaheen Afridi is likely to miss Bangladesh Tests due to birth of his first child
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi is likely to miss the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh due to the birth of his first child with his wife Ansha Afridi.
2024-07-12
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