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Dhruv Jurel hoping to meet MS Dhoni during Ranchi Test
Ranchi, Feb 21 (IANS) Ahead of the fourth Test between India and England at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi, starting on February 23, wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel said he hopes to get a chance to meet the legendary MS Dhoni during his time in the city for the match.
2024-02-21
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Vaughan feels Smith's T20 WC spot at risk without opening role
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that if veteran batter Steve Smith isn't utilised as an opener in the shorter format, his spot in the squad for the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and United States in June could be at risk.
2024-02-21
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'If India get their noses ahead...', Graeme Smith warns England about their chances in Test series
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has cautioned England regarding their prospects in the ongoing Test series against India, saying that if the hosts "get their noses ahead then they are tough to catch."
2024-02-20
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Warner, Head confirm as Aussies' T20I openers; Smith's role less clear ahead of T20 WC
Wellington, Feb 20 (IANS) David Warner and Travis Head seem to open the batting for Australia in the T20 World Cup after the duo was confirmed as the opening pair for the three-match series against New Zealand, beginning on Wednesday in Wellington.
2024-02-20
Category: Cricket/Sports,
You have to be a guru to be able to topple India, opines Matthew Hayden
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has lauded host India's indomitable spirit and formidable home record and sees Rohit Sharma and Co. as the favourites to clinch the five-match Test series against England.
2024-02-20
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'Yashasvi Jaiswal has not learnt from you': Naseer Hussain hits out at Ben Duckett for 'credit' remark
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former England captain Nasser Hussain has hit out at Ben Duckett for his remark suggesting that India's young batting sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal's aggressive approach in the Rajkot Test was influenced by England's Bazball strategy.
2024-02-20
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IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders name Dushmantha Chameera as replacement for Gus Atkinson
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have named Sri Lanka's Dushmantha Chameera as a replacement for England pacer Gus Atkinson for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.
2024-02-19
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WPL: 'Excited to see what we can produce this year', says Delhi Capitals skipper Meg Lanning
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Ahead of the Women's Premier League (WPL) season 2, Delhi Capitals skipper Meg Lanning said she is excited to see what her side can produce this year as they aim to improve upon their runners-up performance from the last season.
2024-02-19
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Yashasvi has class, Sarfaraz needs to be consistent, players on border line will have to fight for their place: Madan Lal
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former India all-rounder and 1983 World Cup-winning hero Madan Lal lavished praise on young batters Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan following their match-winning performances in the third Test against England in Rajkot.
2024-02-19
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Henry, Seifert ruled out of NZ’s T20Is against Australia; Sears, Young called in
Auckland, Feb 18 (IANS) Fast-bowler Matt Henry and wicketkeeper-batter Tim Seifert have been ruled out of New Zealand’s upcoming T20I series against Australia, with Ben Sears and Will Young called in as their replacements, said New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
2024-02-18
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Williamson, Southee set to play their 100th Tests as Mitchell, Kuggeleijn return for Australia series
Auckland, Feb 18 (IANS) Captain Tim Southee and premier batter Kane Williamson are set to play their 100th Test matches during the upcoming Test series against Australia starting at Wellington later this month.
2024-02-18
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Mustafizur Rahman taken to hospital after blow to head during training session
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Bangladesh Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has been rushed to the hospital in Chattogram after being hit on his head during a training session with Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Comilla Victorians at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
2024-02-18
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Marcus Stoinis ruled out from NZ T20I series, Aaron Hardie named replacement
Wellington, Feb 17 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of the three-match T20I series against New Zealand due to a nagging back issue with Aaron Hardie being called as a replacement for Stoinis.
2024-02-17
Category: Cricket/Sports,
3rd Test: India eye taking lead over England after taking three wickets, including of Duckett
Rajkot, Feb 17 (IANS) India eye taking lead over England in the third Test at the Niranjan Shah Stadium after taking three wickets, including of centurion Ben Duckett, in first session of day three’s play on Saturday. At lunch, England are 290/5 in 61 overs and trail India by 155 run.
2024-02-17
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Manoj Tiwary to bid adieu all formats of cricket after Ranji Trophy fixture against Bihar
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Indian and Bengal cricketer Manoj Tiwary has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the ongoing Ranji Trophy fixture against Bihar.
2024-02-17
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Ravi Ashwin can come anytime during this Test Match and bowl straightaway: Dinesh Karthik
Rajkot, Feb 17 (IANS) Former India cricketer turned commentator Dinesh Karthik has confirmed that Ravichandran Ashwin can join the India team anytime and can bowl as per the cricketing rules in the third Test match against England.
2024-02-17
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3rd Test: Rohit falls cheaply as India extend lead to 170 runs after bowling out England for 319
Rajkot, Feb 17 (IANS) Though captain Rohit Sharma fell cheaply, India were able to extend their lead to 170 runs after Mohammed Siraj’s four-fer bowled out England for 319 in second session of day three in the third Test at the Niranjan Shah Stadium on Saturday.
2024-02-17
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Kyle Jamieson ruled out for nearly a year due to back stress fracture diagnosis
Auckland, Feb 17 (IANS) New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has been ruled out for nearly a year due to being diagnosed with another stress fracture in the back. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said scans following the opening Test against South Africa showed a new injury in the same location as the one on which Jamieson was operated on last year.
2024-02-17
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Rashid, Boult, Pooran, De Kock among foreign players retention for MLC season 2
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Major League Cricket (MLC), America's professional T20 cricket league, will once again feature the world’s best T20 cricketers with Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Nicholas Pooran, and Quinton de Kock among the players retained by six teams following the conclusion of the international player retention window for the second season.
2024-02-16
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'Sarfaraz dominated English spinners and looked assured', says Anil Kumble on debutant’s innings
Rajkot, Feb 16 (IANS) Legendary India leg-spinner Anil Kumble was left impressed with debutant batter Sarfaraz Khan’s innings of 62 on day one of third Test against England, saying the right-hander dominated the visitors’ spinners and gave an assured look at the crease.
2024-02-16
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Best thing about Rohit's knock was control while playing the ball off the backfoot: Parthiv Patel
Rajkot, Feb 16 (IANS) After Rohit Sharma smashed his 11th Test century through a counter-attacking 131 against England on day one of the third Test at Rajkot, former wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel was left in awe of how the Indian captain was in control of himself while playing shots off the backfoot.
2024-02-16
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Absolutely buzzing about the run-out, Sarfaraz doesn’t know how unlucky he was: Mark Wood
Rajkot, Feb 16 (IANS) England fast-bowler Mark Wood said he was absolutely buzzing about inflicting the run-out of India’s debutant batter Sarfaraz Khan on day one of third Test against India, and added that the right-handed batter isn’t aware of how much unlucky he was to be at the receiving end of the run-out.
2024-02-16
Category: Cricket/Sports,
3rd Test: Ashwin, Jurel take India to 388/7 at lunch after losing Jadeja & Kuldeep
Rajkot, Feb 16 (IANS) Ravichandran Ashwin and debutant wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel take India 388/7 at lunch after losing overnight batters Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav in the first session of day two’s play in the third Test against England at the Niranjan Shah Stadium on Friday.
2024-02-16
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Williamson's ton powers NZ to first Test series victory over SA
Hamilton, Feb 16 (IANS) Riding on the back of Kane Williamson's fourth-inning century New Zealand secured their first Test series win on Day 4 of the second Test against South Africa, completing a 2-0 sweep with a record chase here at Seddon Park.
2024-02-16
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INDvENG: 'We don’t discuss the buzz around Bazball in dressing room', says Yashasvi Jaiswal
Rajkot, Feb 15 (IANS) India’s left-handed opener Yashasvi Jaiswal stated that the team doesn’t discuss buzz around England’s Bazball style of playing Test cricket in the dressing room during the ongoing five-game series.
2024-02-15
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INDvENG, 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma surpasses Dhoni's record for second most Test Sixes by an Indian
Rajkot, Feb 15 (IANS) India skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni's tally of the second most sixes by an Indian batter in Test cricket during the opening day of the third Test against England at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot on Thursday.
2024-02-15
Category: Cricket/Sports,
3rd Test: Sarfaraz Khan’s father becomes emotional, kisses his son’s Test cap as dream becomes reality
Rajkot, Feb 15 (IANS) Emotional scenes unfolded at Rajkot's Niranjan Shah Stadium before the start of the third Test between India vs England third Test when Right-handed batter Sarfaraz Khan received his Test cap legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble.
2024-02-15
Category: Cricket/Sports,
‘Pushpa ante flower anukuntiva…’: Irfan Pathan recites famous Telugu movies dialogues
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan recently shared his heartfelt appreciation for the rich culinary and cultural heritage of Hyderabad during a segment of the ‘IPL on Star’ program.
2024-02-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
‘Sarfaraz suddenly makes his case very strong’: Sanjay Manjrekar
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Former India cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has backed Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel to make their debut in the third Test against England scheduled to start on Thursday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
2024-02-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
‘We should just let it be, It's a broader loss for cricket’: Ben Stokes on Virat Kohli's absence
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) England captain Ben Stokes has chosen to tread carefully around Virat Kohli’s absence from the Test series, emphasizing the importance of respecting Kohli's privacy during this challenging time.
2024-02-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
SA20 has evolved cricket in South Africa: Graeme Smith
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Former South Africa cricketer and South Africa 20 League Commissioner Graeme Smith lauded the league's journey since its inception and how the SA20 has revived the sport in South Africa.
2024-02-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
‘Not my best series’: Wolvaardt seeks redemption as South Africa gears up for WACA Test
Perth, Feb 14 (IANS) South Africa Women’s Test captain Laura Wolvaardt attributed her struggles in the ODI series against Australia women as "small technical errors,” ahead of the one-off WACA Test against Australia women’s starting on Thursday.
2024-02-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
KS Bharat has kept brilliantly, but sticky one to decide between him and Dhruv Jurel, says Parthiv Patel
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In the run-up to the third Test between India and England, starting at Rajkot on Thursday, who between KS Bharat and Dhruv Jurel becomes the wicketkeeper for the hosts’ has emerged as a very puzzling question.
2024-02-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
‘He’ll go down as a great England captain’: Michael Atherton lauds Stokes ahead of his 100th Test
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Former skipper Michael Atherton while praising Ben Stokes made a bold statement calling him a “great England captain” ahead of his 100th Test in Rajkot.
2024-02-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Surrey sign Sean Abbott County Championship and Vitality Blast
Adelaide, Feb 14 (IANS) Australia pace bowler Sean Abbott will be back for his third stint at Surrey this summer, having enjoyed a terrific spell with the Three Feathers in 2023. The Australian will be available for four County Championship matches and eight Vitality Blast fixtures across May and June.
2024-02-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Jay Shah confirms Rohit Sharma to lead India in T2O WC 2024; reports
Rajkot, Feb 14 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah has revealed that Rohit Sharma will lead team India in the T20 World Cup, schedule in June, says a report.
2024-02-14
Category: Cricket/Sports,
ECB issues statement over Rehan Ahmed's visa issue, thanks local authorities
Rajkot, Feb 13 (IANS) England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday issued a statement on the visa issue with spinner Rehan Ahmed, who was stopped from exiting Hirasar Airport in Rajkot due to insufficient paperwork upon arrival from Abu Dhabi with the rest of the English team after a mid-series break, ahead of the third Test.
2024-02-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Labuschagne to make captaincy debut for Queensland in Marsh Cup
Adelaide, Feb 13 (IANS) Australian cricketer Marnus Labuschagne is set to take on the captaincy for Queensland Bulls in their final Marsh Cup fixture against South Australia on Wednesday at Karen Rolton Oval in the absence of regular skipper Usman Khawaja, who is rested ahead of New Zealand tour.
2024-02-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
I am pretty certain Cummins will lead SRH in IPL 2024: Gavaskar
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar backed Pat Cummins to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season 2024.
2024-02-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Smriti Mandhana jumps to No. 4 in latest ICC Women's ODI Rankings
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) Making a significant leap of two places, Smriti Mandhana has claimed the No.4 spot in the Women’s ODI batters in the latest ICC rankings. England’s Nat Sciver Brunt, Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu and Australia’s Beth Mooney are occupying the top three spots.
2024-02-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Tamim Iqbal left out of the BCB central contract list; Shanto, Shoriful bag all-format deals
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Bangladesh veteran Tamim Iqbal has been excluded from Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) central contract list amid uncertainties surrounding his international career.
2024-02-13
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IND v ENG: Dhruv Jurel, Sarfaraz Khan train hard, likely to make debut in third Test in Rajkot
Rajkot, Feb 13 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel and middle-order bat Sarfaraz Khan are likely to make their Test debut in the third Test against England at Rajkot. Dhruv Jurel was seen doing wicket-keeping drills in the first practice session ahead of the third Test along with Sarfaraz Khan in the first slip.
2024-02-13
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Legendary India batter Gundappa Viswanath, known for his elegant wristwork, turns 75
Bengaluru, Feb 12 (IANS) Legendary India batter Gundappa Viswanath, known for his elegant wristwork, turns 75 on Monday. Born on February 12, 1942 in Bhadravathi, an industrial city in the Shivamogga District of Karnataka, Viswanath rose to become one of the finest batters to play for the country.
2024-02-12
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WPL 2024: I hope Lanning comes back to Delhi Capitals in right mind-space, says Abhinav Mukund
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Former India men’s cricketer Abhinav Mukund said he is hoping that Meg Lanning would be back for the Delhi Capitals in the right mind-space ahead of 2024 Women’s Premier League (WPL), starting from February 23 in Bengaluru.
2024-02-12
Category: Cricket/Sports,
WPL 2024: Yastika Bhatia, Pooja Vastrakar, Humairaa Kaazi join Mumbai Indians’ preparatory camp
Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) The trio of wicketkeeper-batter Yastika Bhatia, fast-bowling all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar and off-spin all-rounder Humairaa Kaazi have joined the Mumbai Indians camp ahead of 2024 season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL).
2024-02-12
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Rahmanullah Gurbaz's batting is a slight copy of MS Dhoni: Gavaskar
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar advocated for the inclusion of Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) playing XI, highlighting that the Afghan wicketkeeper-batter's batting style is a "slight copy of MS Dhoni".
2024-02-12
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He needs to work on his defence: Manjrekar's words of wisdom to Iyer for survival in Test
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has offered valuable advice to Shreyas Iyer, urging the under-fire middle-order batsman to focus on honing his defensive skills to excel in Test cricket. Iyer has recently faced criticism for his struggles in the longest format of the game. In his last seven Tests, Iyer has managed just 187 runs in 12 innings at an average of 17.00, with the best score of just 35.
2024-02-12
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'Dhoni had quick hands but Foakes has quickest hands in the game', says Alec Stewart
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Former England wicketkeeper Alec Stewart believes though the legendary MS Dhoni had quick hands as a keeper, Ben Foakes possesses the quickest hands in the game currently.
2024-02-11
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Real show stealer is 'BoomBall': Ashwin heaps praises on Bumrah
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin lavished rich praise on fast-bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah for being the ‘real show stealer’ for his sensational match haul of nine wickets in the 106-run win over England in the second Test at Visakhapatnam.
2024-02-11
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Glenn Maxwell equals Rohit Sharma’s record for most centuries in men’s T20Is
Adelaide, Feb 11 (IANS) Australia’s big-hitting batter Glenn Maxwell equalled India skipper Rohit Sharma's record for most hundreds in men’s T20Is when he slammed an unbeaten 55-ball 120 in the second T20I against the West Indies at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
2024-02-11
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