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Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Jos Buttler, shot story

Buttler’s scoop: A delightful treat with a unique twist, when he gets it right

October 20, 2021 9:45:11 am

The Englishman gives his own twist to his strokes. His ramp is more like a drag-flick in hockey, while his scoop is vastly different from those of both AB de Villiers and Tillakaratne Dilshan.

T20 WC: Scrappy Bangladesh stay alive with 26-run win over Oman

October 20, 2021 12:31:01 am

Both Oman and Bangladesh now have one win each, and will be vying for the only remaining spot to qualify for the Super 12 stage.

Haider Ali , Pakistan cricket team, t20WC

Haider Ali: Pakistan’s Rohit Sharma, and a courageous adventure-seeker

October 20, 2021 8:59:58 am

Young Haider Ali comes from a place known for daredevil tent-peggers, and is expected to bring the same jazbaa & dileri to the T20 World Cup

Sports, politics shouldn’t be mixed, India-Pak World T20 game should go ahead: Padukone

October 20, 2021 9:14:49 am

The match has become a point of contention after politicians from BJP and AAP called for the game to be cancelled in the wake of the recent killings of civilians by terrorists in Kashmir.

England’s Liam Livingstone overcomes finger injury before T20 World Cup

October 19, 2021 8:39:04 pm

Livingstone left the field with the little finger on his left hand swollen after he dropped a catch at deep midwicket during England's seven-wicket defeat by India on Monday.

T20 WC: Berrington, Davey guide Scotland to 17-run win over PNG

October 19, 2021 7:53:52 pm

Scotland grabbed the top position in Group B with two wins having shocked Bangladesh in their opening game.

Love having Dhoni in dressing room as he brings sense of calm: KL Rahul

October 19, 2021 6:53:51 pm

Rahul, who is all set to open with Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup where India will start against Pakistan on Sunday, said that there couldn't have been a better "mentor" than Dhoni in what promises to be a tough journey.

Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath awarded MCC life membership

October 19, 2021 5:44:19 pm

"Eight of the 12 Test-playing nations are represented within this year's list, which includes some of the most recognisable names in the modern game," said the MCC in a statement.

Never wanted this version of Bangladesh: Mashrafe calls cricket and communal unrest the ‘two defeats’

October 19, 2021 2:34:21 pm

"Seen two defeats yesterday," Mashrafe said pointing to the Bangladesh team’s defeat to Scotland in the T20 World Cup, and the incident of fire in Rangpur’s Pirganj.

New Jersey, Team India

India looks to fix batting order in final T20 WC warm-up game Australia

October 19, 2021 2:15:04 pm

India will clash against Pakistan in their main event lung-opener on Sunday. The tournament will be Virat Kohli's last as skipper in the format besides being the swan-song for head coach Ravi Shastri.

Fred Goodall, Umpire Fred Goodall,

Fred Goodall, umpire in stormy West Indies series, dead at 83

October 19, 2021 1:31:19 pm

Fred Goodall is best remembered in cricket for his part in the contentious second test at Lancaster Park, Christchurch in February 1980, when he was barged by West Indies fast bowler Colin Croft. While the incident appeared deliberate, Croft has always maintained it was accidental.

Jatinder Singh cricketer, Oman cricketer Jatinder Singh

My family now has two countries to cheer for, says Ludhiana-born Oman cricketer

October 19, 2021 2:30:25 pm

Jatinder Singh celebrated his fourth half-century in T20Is in style imitating the famous thigh patting celebration of Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan.

T20 WC

T20 World Cup: Predicting the next bunch of breakout cricket stars

October 19, 2021 2:30:16 pm

There are a lot of upcoming talents who will make their mark in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup.

India’s warm-up game report card: KL Rahul, Ishan shine, Kohli out of touch

October 19, 2021 2:30:14 pm

The first of India’s two warm-up games in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup, ended in the Men in Blue chasing down England’s 188/5 with six balls to spare

T20 WC: Sri Lanka trump spirited Namibia by seven wickets to make winning start

October 19, 2021 7:57:39 am

The Sri Lankan bowlers dominated the inexperienced Namibian line-up to bundle them out for a paltry 96 after inviting them to bat and then overhauled the target with 6.3 overs to spare

Wriddhiman in Bengal squad for Mushtaq T20s, senior player Goswami surprisingly ignored

October 18, 2021 10:41:23 pm

However, selectors overlooked seasoned Shreevats Goswami for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 group league games in Guwahati starting October 27

Babar Azam

You have grown old: Watch Babar Azam troll Shadab Khan on-field during PAK vs WI warm-up

October 19, 2021 8:00:46 am

Skipper Babar Azam stroked a composed 50(41) at the top of the order, but it was Fakhar Zaman who produced the fireworks as Pakistan beat West Indies.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja’s improvised swat: Not a knee-jerk reaction

October 19, 2021 2:30:06 pm

It’s one thing to crouch on a bent knee and swat the ball over square-leg for a six, but Ravindra Jadeja went one step further in a recent Indian Premier League game

Glenn Maxwell

Reverse-hitting internal demons: How Maxwell dealt with depression but turned the corner in IPL

October 19, 2021 2:30:19 pm

In many ways, Maxwell has a boy’s view of what it is to be a batsman. He bats like someone raised on gaming platforms, and is perhaps the true representative of this generation.

No CSK without Dhoni, no Dhoni without CSK: N Srinivasan

October 19, 2021 8:00:48 am

Under Dhoni's leadership, CSK won their fourth IPL title recently to complete an incredible comeback after their forgettable outing last year.

Lot of work needs to be done to reach comfortable level with BCCI: Ramiz Raja

October 19, 2021 11:50:06 am

The 2023 Asia Cup in Pakistan will be a 50-over event, said PCB chairman Ramiz Raja on Monday.

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KL Rahul will open with Rohit Sharma, I will bat at No. 3: Virat Kohli

October 18, 2021 8:28:45 pm

The Indian skipper kept it open-ended when asked about the team's top-six batters going into the opening match of the tournament against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24.

Karthik out with injury, Vijay Shankar to lead TN in Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament

October 18, 2021 7:56:25 pm

"Dinesh Karthik is said to be suffering from a knee injury," Tamil Nadu selection committee chief S Vasudevan told PTI.

Watch: Ireland’s Campher takes 4 wickets in 4 balls in T20 World Cup

October 19, 2021 7:57:36 am

Johannesburg-born seamer Curtis Campher became only the third bowler to claim four wickets in four balls in T20Is.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Rahane to lead Mumbai, Shaw vice-captain

October 18, 2021 6:02:17 pm

The tournament is scheduled to start on 4 November with the final taking place on 22 November.