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Episode 540 June 23, 2022

Expresso National and International Cricket News Update at 1:30 pm on 23rd June 2022

You are listening to the Expresso Sports Update. Here is the latest news from the world of Indian and International Cricket brought to you by The Indian Express.
“We begin with some news from the Ranji Trophy final.

From a position of 120 for 1, a four-man Madhya Pradesh attack reduced Mumbai to 228 for 5 on the first day. Having lost the toss, MP would have probably taken a stumps score of 248 for 5 at the start of the day. The couple of frontline MP pacers and spinners persevered throughout a somewhat tricky day for batting, making it tougher to score for Mumbai.

Well into the third session, the skies remained heavily overcast, the old ball moved around a bit even after 60 overs. The spinners also found some turn and bounce on what appears to be essentially a dry surface, with rough areas already starting to develop.”
“Yashasvi Jaiswal showed maturity beyond his years as he anchored Mumbai’s faltering innings.

Madhya Pradesh had tried to surprise the Mumbai openers on day one of the Ranji Trophy final by opening the bowling with the left-arm spinner but Jaiswal wasn’t getting flustered.

Under a heavy cloud cover, with the MP seamers making the ball jag around, Jaiswal yet again provided solidity to the Mumbai batting. Following scores of 35 and 101 in the quarter-finals, and 100 and 181 in the semi-finals, Jaiswal has now added a 78 in the final. No other Mumbai batsman made a half-century despite all getting starts. It showed that a batsman was never really settled on this surface, and also drove home the quality of Jaiswal’s knock.”
“Meanwhile,

Cheteshwar Pujara didn’t have a decent run in the Ranji Trophy. He managed to score only 191 runs in five innings, while playing for Saurashtra. He then played for Sussex in the County and scored a couple of double tons and two hundred – 170*, 203, 109, 201* – in seven inning games at an average of 143.

Speaking to BCCI.tv Pujara said “I was preparing for this tour back home. Even when I joined the Sussex team. I played 3 Ranji Trophy games for Saurashtra. I found my rhythm in that series.. When I hit my first 100 in my first game with Sussex, I knew everything was back to normal”””
“The Indian team is packed with a number of top-order batters and the new all-format captain Harmanpreet Kaur says all will get a chance to show their worth in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, starting Thursday.

Elegant left-hander Smriti Mandhana, explosive Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana and Yastika Bhatia are all top-order batters in India’s 15-player squad.

In the absence of Smriti, it was Shafali and Yastika, who opened the batting against New Zealand in February.

The new captain said on the eve of the series, “We do have many top order batters, including three to four of them, who can play as openers. But, when it comes to this team, everyone will have opportunity to showcase their skills,””
“In other news,

Thanks to his performances as a finisher against South Africa in the recently concluded T20I series, Dinesh Karthik made a massive leap of 108 spots to the 87th spot on the latest ICC T20 batting rankings.

Karthik walked into the Indian team on the back of a brilliant IPL season with the Royal Challengers Bangalore where he scored 330 runs in 16 games at a strike rate of 183.33.

The 37-year old was a prime reason for India’s comeback into the five-match T20I series having lost the first two matches. The keeper batter scored 55 off 27 balls and was the player of the match as India beat South Africa by 82 runs.


“In some news on the Pakistan cricket team,

Yasir Shah will return to Test cricket following almost a year’s absence after Pakistan named the leg-spinner in an 18-strong squad for next month’s two-match series in Sri Lanka.

Shah has struggled with his fitness since featuring against the West Indies last year. He played a key role in Pakistan’s 2-1 victory in Sri Lanka seven years ago, bagging 24 wickets.

Chief selector Mohammad Wasim said on Wednesday, “Our spin department is boosted with the return of Yasir Shah, who proved himself a match-winner in Sri Lanka on our last tour,”

Shah has replaced off-spinner Sajid Khan, who played in the last home Test series against Australia which Pakistan lost 1-0.”
“We end this bulletin with some unfortunate news.

Pakistani batting great Zaheer Abbas has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital in London. According to Geo News, Abbas, 74, was moved to the ICU three days after getting admission in Saint Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where he was put on oxygen support.

One of the most elegant batters of his time, Abbas had contracted COVID-19 while travelling from Dubai to London. He had complained of pain and was diagnosed with pneumonia after arriving in the British capital.

A source has informed Geo News, ”He is currently on dialysis and the doctors have advised him to refrain from meeting people,” ”

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Expresso National and International Cricket News Update at 1:30 pm on 23rd June 2022You are listening to the Expresso Sports Update. Here is the latest news from the world of Indian and International Cricket brought to you by The Indian Express. "We begin with some news from the Ranji Trophy final. From a position of 120 for 1, a four-man Madhya Pradesh attack reduced Mumbai to 228 for 5 on the first day. Having lost the toss, MP would have probably taken a stumps score of 248 for 5 at the start of the day. The couple of frontline MP pacers and spinners persevered throughout a somewhat tricky day for batting, making it tougher to score for Mumbai. Well into the third session, the skies remained heavily overcast, the old ball moved around a bit even after 60 overs. The spinners also found some turn and bounce on what appears to be essentially a dry surface, with rough areas already starting to develop." "Yashasvi Jaiswal showed maturity beyond his years as he anchored Mumbai's faltering innings. Madhya Pradesh had tried to surprise the Mumbai openers on day one of the Ranji Trophy final by opening the bowling with the left-arm spinner but Jaiswal wasn’t getting flustered. Under a heavy cloud cover, with the MP seamers making the ball jag around, Jaiswal yet again provided solidity to the Mumbai batting. Following scores of 35 and 101 in the quarter-finals, and 100 and 181 in the semi-finals, Jaiswal has now added a 78 in the final. No other Mumbai batsman made a half-century despite all getting starts. It showed that a batsman was never really settled on this surface, and also drove home the quality of Jaiswal’s knock." "Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara didn’t have a decent run in the Ranji Trophy. He managed to score only 191 runs in five innings, while playing for Saurashtra. He then played for Sussex in the County and scored a couple of double tons and two hundred – 170*, 203, 109, 201* – in seven inning games at an average of 143. Speaking to BCCI.tv Pujara said “I was preparing for this tour back home. Even when I joined the Sussex team. I played 3 Ranji Trophy games for Saurashtra. I found my rhythm in that series.. When I hit my first 100 in my first game with Sussex, I knew everything was back to normal""" "The Indian team is packed with a number of top-order batters and the new all-format captain Harmanpreet Kaur says all will get a chance to show their worth in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, starting Thursday. Elegant left-hander Smriti Mandhana, explosive Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana and Yastika Bhatia are all top-order batters in India’s 15-player squad. In the absence of Smriti, it was Shafali and Yastika, who opened the batting against New Zealand in February. The new captain said on the eve of the series, “We do have many top order batters, including three to four of them, who can play as openers. But, when it comes to this team, everyone will have opportunity to showcase their skills,”" "In other news, Thanks to his performances as a finisher against South Africa in the recently concluded T20I series, Dinesh Karthik made a massive leap of 108 spots to the 87th spot on the latest ICC T20 batting rankings. Karthik walked into the Indian team on the back of a brilliant IPL season with the Royal Challengers Bangalore where he scored 330 runs in 16 games at a strike rate of 183.33. The 37-year old was a prime reason for India’s comeback into the five-match T20I series having lost the first two matches. The keeper batter scored 55 off 27 balls and was the player of the match as India beat South Africa by 82 runs. " "In some news on the Pakistan cricket team, Yasir Shah will return to Test cricket following almost a year’s absence after Pakistan named the leg-spinner in an 18-strong squad for next month’s two-match series in Sri Lanka. Shah has struggled with his fitness since featuring against the West Indies last year. He played a key role in Pakistan’s 2-1 victory in Sri Lanka seven years ago, bagging 24 wickets. Chief selector Mohammad Wasim said on Wednesday, “Our spin department is boosted with the return of Yasir Shah, who proved himself a match-winner in Sri Lanka on our last tour,” Shah has replaced off-spinner Sajid Khan, who played in the last home Test series against Australia which Pakistan lost 1-0." "We end this bulletin with some unfortunate news. Pakistani batting great Zaheer Abbas has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital in London. According to Geo News, Abbas, 74, was moved to the ICU three days after getting admission in Saint Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where he was put on oxygen support. One of the most elegant batters of his time, Abbas had contracted COVID-19 while travelling from Dubai to London. He had complained of pain and was diagnosed with pneumonia after arriving in the British capital. A source has informed Geo News, ”He is currently on dialysis and the doctors have advised him to refrain from meeting people,” " "You were listening to the Expresso Sports Update by The Indian Express. Ask your digital assistant device to play the latest sports news from the Indian Express to stay up to date with the most accurate and reliable updates in the world of Sports."
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