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Sunday, October 17, 2021



T20 World Cup: Australia wants nothing less than title, says Mitchell Starc

October 17, 2021 4:11:19 pm

Australia have just six wins from their last 21 games in T20 cricket and have lost five consecutive series -- against England, India, New Zealand, the West Indies and Bangladesh.


BCCI invites job applications for team India and NCA

October 17, 2021 3:49:43 pm

The deadline for the application for Head Coach position is set at 5 PM on October 26, 2021.

Pre World T20 warning: Franchise loyalties dividing Team India fans

October 17, 2021 9:00:15 am

The antipathies that run deep between followers of one franchise, frothing at the success of an Indian player playing in another team, have crossed the thin line of civility in this bitter season.

Ashwin rewarded for reviving white-ball skills: Kohli

October 17, 2021 9:04:03 am

Ashwin last played for India in T20Is in July, 2017. The selectors sprang a surprise by recalling the 35-year-old offie for the showpiece event.

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Dhoni’s presence, eye for intricate details will increase our confidence: Virat Kohli

October 16, 2021 6:38:19 pm

Absolutely delighted to have M S Dhoni as mentor for T20 World Cup, his presence will boost morale: India skipper Virat Kohli.

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Behind KKR’s IPL final run, a touch of Brendon McCullum

October 16, 2021 5:54:04 pm

There’s a little Hillary in Brendon McCullum. And there was a lot of McCullum in KKR’s run to the final.

Indian team needs to show maturity to win T20 WC: Sourav Ganguly

October 16, 2021 5:14:28 pm

India will open their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24.

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Rahul Dravid agrees to come on board as India head coach after Ravi Shastri

October 17, 2021 8:15:37 am

Dravid, who is Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, was in Dubai where he gave a presentation to the BCCI office-bearers on the appointment of new coaches at the NCA.

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Saurashtra cricketer Avi Barot dies of cardiac arrest while watching IPL final

October 17, 2021 8:32:55 am

Avi Barot dies just five days after he smashed 72 off 43 balls in the final of Reliance G-1 T20 tournament and helped Saurashtra team claim the title in Rajkot on Sunday.

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“I still haven’t left”: Dhoni’s cheeky response on his future after CSK lift IPL crown

October 16, 2021 2:11:05 pm

MS Dhoni, who is also renowned for his sharp wittedness, also had a cheeky response after the game to Harsha Bhogle's quip that will fill hope in all the CSK fans.

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IPL 2021 Final: MS Dhoni becomes first player to captain 300 T20 matches

October 16, 2021 7:34:51 am

MS Dhoni has become the first captain to lead 300 matches in the T20 format.

Ambrose is as much an achiever as Gayle and entitled to his opinion: Sir Viv Richards

October 15, 2021 6:55:17 pm

Ambrose, a known critic of the 'Universe Boss', had told a radio channel in the Caribbean that Gayle shouldn't be "an automatic choice" in the West Indies playing eleven for the T20 World Cup.

T20 WC: Familiar conditions in UAE will help Pakistan, feels former women’s captain Sana Mir

October 15, 2021 6:43:10 pm

The T20 World Cup is set to begin here on Sunday with Pakistan playing their opening fixture against India on October 24.

T20 WC: ICC joins hands with UNICEF to raise awareness on mental health of children

October 15, 2021 3:39:01 pm

The partnership will amplify UNICEF's global campaign #OnYourMind which calls for commitment, communication and action to promote good mental health for every child.

It’s a tough job, will try my best: Mohammad Nabi on leading Afghans in T20 WC

October 15, 2021 1:13:18 pm

The team has made it to the World Cup despite the Taliban takeover of the country after the US forces withdrew amid large-scale upheaval and violence.

Punam Raut talks about why she walked, says it is ‘sport not war’

October 15, 2021 11:37:21 am

The pink-ball Women's Test in Australia didn't use DRS but the 32-year-old batter says she is clear about what is 'fair and unfair' and wants to do things correctly

Shafali Varma makes quiet WBBL debut, her team Sydney Sixers opens with win

October 14, 2021 6:51:17 pm

Chasing 100 runs to win in 11 overs in the rain-hit match, the 17-year-old right-handed opener fell for 8 (10 balls, 1 four) in the fourth over.

Pakistan will have to be fearless against India in T20 WC opener: Miandad

October 14, 2021 5:39:58 pm

He said that Pakistan can't just rely on an in-form Babar Azam to steer them ahead.

It’s a minor one, progressing fine, says Williamson on hamstring injury

October 14, 2021 5:22:55 pm

A day after New Zealand coach Gary Stead expressed confidence about his availability, Williamson also struck a note of optimism ahead of the match in Sharjah. The tournament begins on October 17.

Aus captain Finch to be available for T20 WC warm-up game against India

October 14, 2021 8:40:50 pm

Finch underwent a surgery in August to repair cartilage in his right knee and there were initial doubts regarding his availability for Australia's two warm-up games against New Zealand (October 18) and India (October 20).

This year was my favourite contest with Virat, says Anderson

October 14, 2021 8:41:39 pm

While Anderson dominated proceedings in 2014, Virat kept the speedster at bay during India's 2018 tour of England. This year, Anderson was able to dismiss the Indian skipper twice in a span of 4 Tests

Archer hopes teams will ‘lose sleep’ over England at T20 World Cup

October 14, 2021 4:38:18 pm

Archer ruled himself out of the World Cup in August after a recurrence of a stress fracture in his right elbow

Jasprit Bumrah pays visit to Manchester United’s home ground Old Trafford

October 14, 2021 4:30:50 pm

Bumrah recently competed in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League in UAE where his franchise Mumbai Indians were eliminated after the group stages by a narrow margin.

Watson says Hazlewood hard bowler to face due to his “control over ball”, compares him with McGrath

October 14, 2021 4:03:41 pm

The 30-year-old Hazlewood was the pick of the CSK bowlers in their four-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the IPL Qualifier 1 on Sunday though he is exactly not on fire in the tournament.

T20 WC: India should build around Rahul, it will ease pressure off Kohli, says Lee

October 14, 2021 3:34:51 pm

Lee believes the Men in Blue, who won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, are strong contenders to win the tournament that starts on Sunday. India will open their campaign on October 24 against Pakistan.