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Australian coach Darren Lehmann has called on former players to pass on their experience to help Australia succeed in the near future. He also hoped that he could clear some of the misconceptions surrounding workloads and availability.
When asked if she will be happy with the award in the near future, Deepa said that it might not possible as the next Paralympics in 2020 does not feature her event. In that case, the wait might be till 2024.
Indian skipper Mithali Raj spoke to the indianexpress.com and agreed to the fact that such an addition to the backroom staff will definitely help the team since the girls have become celebrities now.
Veda Krishnamurthy said that experiences such as India's close nine run defeat are disappointing but they teach an important life lesson. She also said that it has helped the side improve and is confident of going one step better the next time.
Jinder Mahal pulled off a masterstroke by bringing back the Great Khali and creating havoc inside the Punjabi Prison.
Jinder Mahal spoke about his relationship with The Great Khali and said that as Indians they stick together and he was the first person whom he contacted after announcing the Punjabi Prison Match against Randy Orton.
Jhulan Goswami's figures of 3/23 by are the fourth best bowling figures in a World Cup final.
Ravi Shastri's core team comprises of Sanjay Bangar, former batting coach, appointed assistant coach, Bharat Arun to be the bowling coach and R Sridhar to be fielding coach. Incidentally, all three were a part of the think-tank behind KXIP's successful 2014 IPL season.
The International Cricket Council ICC has a crucial role to play and they need to give Zimbabwe more opportunities against the top sides like Australia, India, and England and ensure the Future Tour Programme(FTP) does not lie vacant for most parts of the year.
A winner of the Arjuna and the Padma Shri award, Mithali Raj is also India's highest female run scorer in all three formats with a staggering 8399 runs.
India's abysmal efforts in the second innings began in the sixth over when Evin Lewis was dropped by Mohammad Shami.
Currently India, as a courtesy of some terrific performances, has a total of 15 medals in their kitty. This includes six gold medals, six bronze medals and three silvers medals.
11 wickets fell in the match between Sri Lanka and England Another 10 fell in the contest between West Indies and South Africa. While 19 fell in the blockbuster India-Pakistan clash and in the Trans-Tasman rivalry, between Australia and New Zealand 14 more wickets fell down.
Before the tournament began Ekta Bisht was heralded as the leader of the spin attack and with this performance, she has truly lived up to the reputation. With India most likely to progress to the knockout stage, skipper Mithali Raj will be particularly delighted as the timing could not have been better.
This was also Zimbabwe's second highest run-chase in ODI's with the highest being 329 against New Zealand. The primary reason behind this record was Soloman Mire who recorded his personal best of 112. His innings was the cornerstone of Zimbabwe's win.
Smriti Mandhana, who hails from Sangli, a town in Maharashtra also made history last year when she became the only Indian cricketer to be named in the first ever ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016.
In her last 15 innings, Mithali Raj has scored 833 runs at an average of 104.12. In the recent warm-up match, Raj once again hit a fluent 85. Going by the signs, things are definitely looking up for the captain and her side.
Towards the end of the innings, the Indian bowlers might have hoped for some reverse swing to keep the batsmen in check but that too was nullified because the wicket at the Oval is a new one and the outfield too is lush green.
Sunil Chhetri reiterated the fact that India's dream to qualify for the Asian Cup is alive and kicking and from hereon the team simply cannot afford to show any sings of complacency.
In a span of a couple of overs, the entire complexion of the match changed as the Sri Lankan fielders dropped as many as two catches off the bowling of Lasith Malinga. The culprits were Thisara Perera and Seekkuge Prasanna.
India's thumping win over Pakistan set the ball rolling for the men in blue and from thereon they were expected to get into the semi-finals riding high on confidence. However, Sri Lanka recorded an extraordinary win to bring the blues back to reality.
As grey clouds continue to loom over the future of the Champions Trophy - already two warm-up matches and one between Australia and Bangladesh (which saw only one side bat the full quota of 50 overs) have been marred by rain. This has left spectators at the stadium and those at home visibly irked.
The Indian pace attack will be led by Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, young Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav.
In total, the four of them have picked a total of 240 wickets among them and noticeably have an economy rate below six runs per over, signifying how hard it is to get them away for runs.
While Australia looks supremely confident, New Zealand had a mixed outing in the warm-up matches. They suffered a hammering at the hands of India but against Sri Lanka Martin Guptill smashed a brilliant hundred to take the Kiwis to a much-needed win.
In Cardiff, where important matches such as -England vs New Zealand and the first semi-final, will be held chances of rain continue to remain above 70 percent throughout the next two weeks.
It is in the middle order that MS Dhoni has carved out his own niche. So far, in 104 innings he has hit 4701 runs at an average of 58.76 and also brought up 7 centuries.
With all four seamers in the rhythm, Virat Kohli will have to make some tough calls in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Making a return to this tournament after eleven years, Bangladesh will need to prove their mettle in condition away from home.
Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, skipper Kane Williamson make New Zealand's batting look strong.
Australia possess one of the strongest batting line-ups in the world and have the capability to plunder any bowling attack.
England have an experienced side and can be a threat to Australia and New Zealand as the tournament gets underway.
South Africa are one of the most balanced sides coming into the Champions Trophy and can win it as well.
Pakistan will once again don the hat of being the unpredictable and will be the ones to watch out for.
Sri Lanka have a mix of youth and experience which can take them deep into the tournament but can also hurt them.
India boost with a squad which has the capability to defend their Champions Trophy title this year.