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Mithali Raj: Shafali Verma is definitely in the radar for ODIs
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Mithali Raj: Shafali Verma is definitely in the radar for ODIs

Mithali Raj will return to the 50-over format after 487 days when India takes on South Africa in the first game of the five-match ODI series in Lucknow on Sunday. Tell her this, and there's a smile on her face. The 38-year-old hopes to channel some of the rhythm she had in her last series vs West Indies in November 2019 when she takes the field again this weekend."I am training the same way I do before any international series. But I am Looking forward to getting more runs. I was in rhythm in the last series in 2019. Hope to do the same here," the ODI captain said.India won that three-match series 2-1 and reached the T20 World Cup final - where it lost to Australia - in March 2020 before women's cricket came to a screeching halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. India has been the slowe...
Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout: Delhi eyes quarterfinal spot
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Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout: Delhi eyes quarterfinal spot

After an impressive show in the league stage, Delhi will eye a place in the quarterfinal of the Vijay Hazare (50-over) trophy when it takes on Uttarakhand at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here on Sunday.After finishing second in Group ‘D’ behind Mumbai, with four wins from five matches, Delhi booked a clash with Plate Group topper Uttarakhand for a place in the last-eight. Should Delhi win, it will play Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday in the third quarterfinal. IND vs ENG: Axar Patel equals more than 40-year-old record with another five-wicket haul!  The line-up of other quarterfinals - Gujarat v Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka v Kerala (both on Monday) and Mumbai v Saurashtra (on Tuesday). The other venue for the competition is the Air Force ground, Palam, in the Capital.Delhi will miss the servic...
IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant’s hundred puts India in control of fourth Test
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IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant’s hundred puts India in control of fourth Test

James Anderson and Ben Stokes bowled their hearts out to push India on to the back foot, but Rishabh Pant’s methodical madness and a classy Washington Sundar changed the complexion of the game as the home team finished the second day of the fourth and final Test against England with a lead of 89 runs.Thanks to the 113-run seventh-wicket partnership between centurion Pant and Sundar, India breezed past England’s first innings total of 205. With Axar Patel lending support to Sundar after Pant’s dismissal, India reached 294 for seven at stumps at Motera.India was tottering at 149/6 when Sundar walked out to join Pant 25 minutes before tea, but they relied on their defence and rotated the strike till almost an hour into the final session. IND vs ENG, 4th Test, Day 2 Highlights: Pant 101, ...
Cricket: Bavuma, Elgar named South Africa’s new limited-overs & Test captains
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Cricket: Bavuma, Elgar named South Africa’s new limited-overs & Test captains

Cricket South Africa on Thursday appointed Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar as the national team captains for limited overs and Tests respectively.In a CSA statement published, Director of Cricket Graeme Smith thanked Quinton de Kock for leading the side in what are tumultuous times for South African cricket."We are grateful to Quinton for the work he has put in as captain of the team in the limited overs formats and are indebted to him for stepping up while the National Selection Panel continued its search for the Test captain. We expect him to still play an integral role in the team's leadership group," said the former South Africa captain.ALSO READ | IND vs ENG: Ashwin, Axar put India in front on day oneBavuma will lead the Proteas in the 2021 and 2022 T20 World Cups as well as the World...
India vs England: WTC qualification, H2H numbers and other stats that matter ahead of 4th Test
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India vs England: WTC qualification, H2H numbers and other stats that matter ahead of 4th Test

The stakes, as always, are high for a contest in whites! The fourth Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad would see Joe Root and his men try and get the basics right to stay in the game and stun the host with another fight-back to obstruct its way to the World Test Championship (WTC) final.While India would want to win the series 3-1, a draw against England will be enough for Virat Kohli's men to qualify for the inaugural five-day final.As for the visitor, it will have the backing of arch-rival Australia for quelling India, for that could see Tim Paine and Co. qualifying for July's WTC final.Here are some numbers you need to know before the final Test of the series gets underway on Thursday:India will seal its place in the WTC final at Lord’s against ...
India vs South Africa women’s series: Spectators unlikely for first few ODIs
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India vs South Africa women’s series: Spectators unlikely for first few ODIs

Fans are unlikely to be allowed for the first few matches of the ODI series between India women’s team and South Africa at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, starting on Sunday.While the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) had initially thought of allowing at least 25 per cent fans for the series, after a series of meetings with the local administration, it has been decided that a call on allowing the spectators will be decided after the second ODI.The media, however, will be allowed and the series will have live telecast.RELATED | Women's ODI Rankings: Mandhana slips to sixth, Goswami retains fifth spot “It all depends on how the COVID-19 situation remains in the city. For us, the safety of the players and all the stakeholders is of prime importance,” a senior BCCI official, who is ...
Sanath Jayasuriya keen on taking up newer roles in cricket
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Sanath Jayasuriya keen on taking up newer roles in cricket

The last couple of years have been challenging for Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya. In 2019, the International Cricket Council Council (ICC) had banned the former captain from all forms of cricket for failing to cooperate with an Anti-Corruption Unit investigation.However, the suspension was lifted by the world body in November last year. And now, Jayasuriya wants to be again associated with the game he loves. After retiring from international cricket, he was part of the Sri Lankan cricket set-up and was the chairman of the selection committee at one point, and after staying away from the game for nearly two years, he is looking forward to newer roles.“It (the whole episode) was a bit unfortunate; not for anything else, but it was for the delay in handing my phone (to the investiga...
Punjab CM urges BCCI to include Mohali Cricket stadium for IPL 2021
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Punjab CM urges BCCI to include Mohali Cricket stadium for IPL 2021

Expressing surprise over the exclusion of Mohali from the list of venues short-listed for the upcoming IPL, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday appealed to the BCCI to reconsider the decision.The CM also assured that his government would make all necessary arrangements for the safety of players amid the COVID-19 pandemic. I am surprised at the exclusion of Mohali Cricket Stadium for the upcoming IPL season. I urge and appeal to @BCCI & @IPL to reconsider their decision. There is no reason why Mohali can't host IPL and our Government will make all necessary arrangements for safety against #Covid19.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 2, 2021  The Punjab Cricket Stadium (PCA) at Mohali has been the home base of Punjab Kings franchise.Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkat...
Weekly Digest (Feb 22-28): From India’s 10-wicket win to Man City’s 20th straight victory
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Weekly Digest (Feb 22-28): From India’s 10-wicket win to Man City’s 20th straight victory

From India beating England by 10 wickets in the shortest Test since the second World War to Manchester City extending its winning run to 20 matches, here's a wrap-up of all the major sports news and updates from the week that passed.Here's a wrap-up of all the major sports news and updates from the week (February 22 to 28) that passed:CRICKET Axar Patel removed Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow for ducks in the first over of England's second innings.   -  Sportzpics  India won by 10 wickets late on the second day of the third Test to take a 2-1 series lead and move a step closer to a berth in the World Test Championship final. (REPORT)Jasprit Bumrah has been released from India's squad for the fourth and final Test against England in Ahmedabad, starting March 4, because of "personal r...
Rohit Sharma growing into his role as India’s Test opener
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Rohit Sharma growing into his role as India’s Test opener

Despite making his India debut more than 13 years ago, Rohit Sharma is still not perceived as a reliable Test batsman. Thanks to the huge gap between his batting average at home (81.05) and overseas (27), he is loosely referred to as a flat-track bully in Test cricket.In the last two months, however, the Mumbai maverick has evolved into a reliable opening batsman in challenging conditions. While he gave India a start in three of the four innings he played in Australia last month, February has seen Rohit consistently making a mockery of the England bowlers on spin-friendly tracks. ICC Rankings: Rohit reaches career-best eighth rank; Ashwin No. 3 among bowlers   ECB reprimands Rory Burns after Twitter spat with Alex Hartley  His 161 in Chennai in the second Test and 66 in the first i...