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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
Category: Cricket/Sports,
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
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'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
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Zimbabwe name Craig Ervine as captain for first-ever Test match against Ireland
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Zimbabwe have named veteran left-handed batter Craig Ervine as the captain of its 15-member squad to play in their first-ever Test match against Ireland, set to happen from July 25-29 at Stormont in Belfast. Zimbabwe’s squad for the tour includes four uncapped players Brian Bennett and Johnathan Campbell, as well as wicketkeeper-batters Clive Madande, and Joylord Gumbie.
2024-07-12
Category: Cricket/Sports,
James Anderson bows out on a high as England thrash West Indies by an innings and 114 runs
London, July 12 (IANS) Veteran fast-bowler James Anderson bowed out of international cricket on a high as England thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 114 runs on Day 3 of the first Test at the iconic Lord’s here on Friday. In his 188th and last Test before retiring from international duties for England, Anderson ended his tally at 704 wickets, the most taken by any fast bowler, in the format’s history and four behind the late Shane Warne.
2024-07-12
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Gambhir wants Ryan ten Doeschate in Team India's coaching staff: Report
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The newly appointed India head coach Gautam Gambhir is reportedly pushing for the inclusion of former Dutch cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate into the team's coaching staff.
2024-07-11
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Gambhir has great cricket brain, he's going to be fantastic for India: Dale Steyn
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn lauded Gautam Gambhir's appointment as India's head coach and said his aggression and game awareness on the field will be beneficial for the Men in Blue.
2024-07-11
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Starc admits to being unhappy over being dropped for T20 WC match vs Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Australia’s left-arm fast-bowler Mitchell Starc said he was unhappy over being dropped for the Men’s T20 World Cup Super Eights match against Afghanistan last month, adding that fielding eventually led to the side’s surprise 21-run defeat at St Vincent.
2024-07-11
Category: Cricket/Accident/Sports,
Starc admits he was unhappy over being dropped for T20 WC match vs Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Australia’s left-arm fast-bowler Mitchell Starc said he was unhappy over being dropped for the Men’s T20 World Cup Super Eights match against Afghanistan last month, adding that fielding eventually led to the side’s surprise 21-run defeat at St Vincent.
2024-07-11
Category: Cricket/Accident/Sports,
Forging relationships and handling transitions among Gautam Gambhir’s challenges as India coach
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) With Gautam Gambhir assuming the role of head coach, he inherits a formidable India men’s team that recently secured victory in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and made notable runners-up appearances in the 2023 ODI World Cup and World Test Championship. As he embarks on his stint until 2027, Gambhir faces a multitude of challenges.
2024-07-11
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Jay Shah meets NBA Deputy Commissioner to share knowledge
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Amidst attempts by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to popularize the sport in India, the top officials of two of the biggest professional sports leagues met here on Thursday, giving rise to speculation of exchange of ideas and possible collaboration on some aspects.
2024-07-11
Category: Cricket/Sports,
‘Virat be like, ab ODI bhi rehne du?’ Funny jokes go viral as Gambhir named head coach
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Whatever the situation, netizens manage to inject a dose of humour into it -- through memes and jokes. Gautam Gambhir's appointment as the new head coach of the Indian men's cricket team is no exception.
2024-07-10
Category: Cricket/Sports,
India batter Ruturaj Gaikwad breaks into top ten of ICC Men’s T20I rankings
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India’s top-order batter Ruturaj Gaikwad has broken into top ten of the ICC Men’s T20I batting rankings, as per its latest update on Wednesday.
2024-07-10
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Dube, Jaiswal, Samson back; Khaleel comes in for rested Mukesh as India opt to bat first vs Zimbabwe
Harare, July 10 (IANS) Shivam Dube, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson have slotted back into India’s playing eleven, while Khaleel Ahmed comes in for a rested Mukesh Kumar as captain Shubman Gill won the toss and elected to bat first in the third T20I against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.
2024-07-10
Category: Cricket/Sports,
3rd T20I: Shubman Gill’s 66, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 49 carry India to 182/4 against Zimbabwe
Harare, July 10 (IANS) Captain Shubman Gill top-scored with a 49-ball 66, while Ruturaj Gaikwad hit a quick 28-ball 49 as the duo carried India to 182/4 in the third T20I against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club here on Wednesday.
2024-07-10
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Brett Lee hails Bumrah as best bowler of all three formats for exceptional T20 World Cup performance
Northampton (England), July 10 (IANS) One of the fiercest fast bowlers of his generation, Australia's Brett Lee has heaped praises on Indian star ace Jasprit Bumrah claiming he is the ‘best’ bowler in all three formats at the moment. “Their batting order, which includes players who can dominate at every position from top to bottom, speaks volumes. Their middle-order is loaded with power and they have hitters who can put runs on the board quickly. In my opinion, Jasprit Bumrah is simply exceptional," said Lee.
2024-07-10
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Warner keeps door open to play for Australia in Champions Trophy 'if selected'
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) David Warner said chapter of his playing career is closed but has left the door open to appear in next year's Champions Trophy to play in one last international tournament.
2024-07-09
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Du Plessis' ton in vain as Texas Super Kings vs Washington freedom match washed out
Morrisville (US), July 9 (IANS) In what could have been a high-scoring thriller, the fifth match of the 2024 Major League Cricket between Washington Freedom and Texas Super Kings was washed out due to rain, with both teams sharing a point each at Church Street Park in Morrisville.
2024-07-09
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Suryakumar visits Marigudi temple with wife Devisha after T20 World Cup triumph
Udupi (Karnataka), July 9 (IANS) Star cricketer Suryakumar Yadav has visited famous Sri Hosa Marigudi temple here on Tuesday after Team India's triumphant stint at the T20 World Cup.
2024-07-09
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'Rohit, Virat, Jadeja will be replaced as there's plenty of talent', opines Vaughan
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan opined that the void created by the T20I retirements of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja will be filled with "plenty of talent" in the Indian team.
2024-07-09
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Bumrah, Mandhana clinch ICC Player of the Month awards for June
Dubai, July 9 (IANS) India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and batter Smriti Mandhana have clinched the ICC Player of the Month honour in men's and women's category, respectively, for the month of June following their impressive recent performances, the International Council for Cricket announced on Tuesday.
2024-07-09
Category: Cricket/Sports,
India pacer Siraj felicitated by Telangana CM
Hyderabad, July 9 (IANS) India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, a member of the victorious T-20 World Cup team, met Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy on Tuesday.
2024-07-09
Category: Cricket/Politics/Sports/National,
'My confidant, my coach and my friend': Rohit pens special note for Dravid
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India skipper Rohit Sharma penned a special note for outgoing head coach Rahul Dravid, and said he is lucky to work with "absolute stalwart" of the game and happy to clinch the ICC trophy -- only thing missing from The Wall's arsenal -- under his guidance.
2024-07-09
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Suryakumar visits Marigudi temple with wife Devisha after T20 World Cup triumph
Udupi (Karnataka), July 9 (IANS) Star cricketer Suryakumar Yadav has visited famous Sri Hosa Marigudi temple here on Tuesday after Team India's triumphant stint at the T20 World Cup.
2024-07-09
Category: Cricket/Sports,
BCCI appoints Gautam Gambhir as head coach of senior men's team
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed former India star and World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir as the new Head Coach of the Indian senior men's team.
2024-07-09
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Have been living a dream, filled me with happiness and gratitude: Bumrah
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Ace fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah said he has been living a dream ever since India won 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup on June 29, adding that the aftermath of the triumph has filled him with gratitude and happiness.
2024-07-08
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'Just like Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma is a people's captain', says Sunil Gavaskar
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Legendary India batter Sunil Gavaskar lauded Rohit Sharma for leading the side to winning 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup, saying that the opener is a people’s captain, just like how MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev were.
2024-07-07
Category: Cricket/Sports,
BCCI, Jay Shah wish 'one and only MS Dhoni' on his 43rd birthday
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Legendary India cricketer and one of the nation's finest-ever captains across formats, MS Dhoni, on Sunday turned 43.
2024-07-07
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Specific windows for IPL as well as Tests will make players' decision making easier: Cummins
London, July 7 (IANS) Pat Cummins, Australia’s captain in men’s ODIs and Tests, has called for fixing the relentless cricketing schedule, adding that having specific windows to play the IPL as well as feature in the longest format will make the players’ decision making easier.
2024-07-07
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Now BCCI can give, what's stopping them: '83 WC-winner demands cash reward for Kapil-led side
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) After the BCCI awarded Rs 125 crore prize money for the T20 World Cup winning team, the former India player, who was part of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, asked the board to also announce a cash reward for the Kapil Dev-led side that brought laurels to the country.
2024-07-07
Category: Cricket/Sports,
B Sai Sudharsan makes T20I debut as India win toss, opt to bat first vs Zimbabwe
Harare, July 7 (IANS) Left-handed batter B Sai Sudharsan make his T20I debut as India captain Shubman Gill won the toss and elected to bat first against Zimbabwe in second T20I at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
2024-07-07
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Abhishek’s whirlwind century, Gaikwad’s 77 not out carry India to massive 234/4
Harare, July 7 (IANS) Abhishek Sharma overcame a sluggish start to slam a 47-ball hundred – his first century in international cricket, while Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed 77 not out and Rinku Singh hit an unbeaten 48 as the trio propelled India to a massive 234/2 in the second T20I against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
2024-07-07
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Jemimah Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey join Trinbago Knight Riders for 2024 Women’s CPL
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India players Jemimah Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey have signed up with the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) for 2024 Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL), to be held from August 21-29 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad.
2024-07-07
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Jemimah Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey join Trinbago Knight Riders for 2024 Women’s CPL
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India players Jemimah Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey have signed up with the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) for 2024 Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL), to be held from August 21-29 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad.
2024-07-07
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Will miss connections formed with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, says Rahul Dravid
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Rahul Dravid, the outgoing India men’s head coach, said he will miss the connections forged with veterans Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the national set-up. Dravid had said before the start of India’s T20 World Cup campaign that it would be his last tournament as the head coach.
2024-07-06
Category: Cricket/Sports,
1st T20I: Abhishek, Jurel, Parag handed debuts as India elect to field first against Zimbabwe
Harare, July 6 (IANS) Abhishek Sharma, Dhruv Jurel and Riyan Parag have been handed India T20I debuts as captain Shubman Gill won the toss and elected to field first against Zimbabwe in the series opener at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
2024-07-06
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Virat Kohli leaves for London after victory celebration in Mumbai
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Star batter Virat Kohli departed for London in the early hours of Friday from Mumbai to meet his wife and children after an exhausting day of T20 World Cup victory celebrations with a open-top bus victory parade followed by felicitation at Wankhede Stadium.
2024-07-05
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'Sweep, reverse-sweep and lap shots are still works in progress', says Smriti Mandhana
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) India women’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana has said she is working on expanding her repertoire of shots, which can come handy for her in future. In the ongoing multi-format series against South Africa, left-handed opener Smriti is enjoying a purple patch.
2024-07-05
Category: Cricket/Sports,
'It was Chahal & Kuldeep's idea': Rohit on unique walk at podium to receive trophy
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) During the interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India skipper Rohit Sharma revealed that spin duo Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav suggested the distinctive walk at the podium to receive the T20 World Cup trophy to make the moment memorable.
2024-07-05
Category: Cricket/T20 World Cup 2024/Sports,
Rishabh Pant reveals PM Modi’s call to mother after accident made him ‘relax mentally’
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Rishabh Pant’s comeback from his career-threatening accident to winning the T20 World Cup has been nothing short of miraculous. He was one of the star attractions when the World Champions went to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon landing in India on Thursday. PM Modi spoke to Pant and asked him about his road to recovery and what was going through his head in what was perhaps one of the toughest challenges the left-handed wicketkeeper had to face.
2024-07-05
Category: Cricket/T20 World Cup 2024/Sports,
Team accorded 'water salute' after plane lands, Mumbai buzzing with chants of ‘India ka Raja Rohit Sharma’ as champions return (Ld)
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) The anticipation is palpable as the clock ticks down to the grand felicitation ceremony for Team India at Mumbai's iconic Wankhede Stadium, celebrating their triumph in the T20 World Cup 2024 in Barbados. A water salute was accorded to the Indian men's cricket team as it landed in the City on Thursday evening.
2024-07-04
Category: Cricket/T20 World Cup 2024/Sports,
Shubman Gill-led Indian team touches down in Harare for T20Is against Zimbabwe
Harare, July 3 (IANS) A youthful Indian team, led by Shubman Gill and having VVS Laxman, the National Cricket Academy (NCA) head of cricket as the coach touched down at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport ahead of the five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe starting on July 6.
2024-07-03
Category: Cricket/Sports,
South Africa all-rounder Marizanne Kapp signs up with Melbourne Stars on three-year deal
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) South Africa women’s fast-bowling all-rounder Marizanne Kapp has signed up with the Melbourne Stars for the next three seasons of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
2024-07-03
Category: Cricket/Sports,
Graeme Smith lauds South Africa's performance at ICC T20 World Cup
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Former South Africa cricketer and SA20 league commissioner, Graeme Smith has praised the performance of the Proteas men’s team at the T20 World Cup and noted the increased positivity around South African cricket, both locally and internationally.
2024-07-03
Category: Cricket/Sports,