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Young seamer Titas Sadhu ready for England, Australia Tests
Indian cricket board, BCCI, does not conduct any domestic red-ball tournament for women, despite hosting two women's Tests against top sides England and Australia. This lack of preparation with the red ball could leave Indian bowlers underprepared. However, Titas Sadhu, who has been selected for the T20 series against England and the Tests against England and Australia, believes she is fully prepared for the challenge. She has been playing with the red ball in Bengal's domestic tournaments and also participated in a four-day game at the National Cricket Academy. Sadhu, a 19-year-old pacer, is eager to give her best and looks up to India pace legend Jhulan Goswami.
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Heavyweights Mumbai lose to Tripura, Delhi beat Chandigarh
In a rain-affected match, minnows Tripura defeated heavyweights Mumbai by 53 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Batting first, Tripura scored 288 for 5 in 50 overs, with opener Bikramkumar Das, Sudip Chatterjee, and Ganesh Sathish all scoring half-centuries. In reply, Mumbai's revised target was 265 in 43 overs, but they were bowled out for 211 in 40.3 overs. Tripura's Manisankar Murasingh took 4 wickets for 23 runs. Despite the loss, Mumbai are still on top of the group and well-placed to reach the quarter-finals. In another match, Delhi beat Chandigarh by 69 runs, with Himmat Singh scoring an unbeaten 132 off 100 balls.
'Not hoping for good end...': Shaheen Afridi takes no prisoners against Australia's retirement-bound David Warner
Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has said that he is looking to spoil David Warner's farewell series when Pakistan faces Australia in the upcoming Test matches. Warner, who was the leading run-getter for Australia in the recent ODI World Cup, was named in the Test squad for the series opener. However, he is only named for the first Test match and his place for the remaining matches will depend on his performance in the first game. Afridi expressed his desire to not see Warner have a good end to his Test career against Pakistan.
'Most ridiculous series': England great follows Mitchell Marsh's 'outrageous' remark over scheduling of IND vs AUS T20Is
The scheduling of the five-match T20I series between India and Australia has been heavily criticized, with players and former cricketers calling it "outrageous" and "ridiculous." The series began just four days after the two teams faced each other in the ODI World Cup final. Several Australian players, including Mitchell Marsh and David Warner, pulled out of the T20I series, while others were sent back home after a few matches. The criticism highlights the need for players to have a break after a grueling World Cup campaign and questions the decision to schedule such a series immediately after a major tournament.
Suryakumar reveals reason behind Deepak Chahar's non-selection for IND vs AUS 5th T20I, names Arshdeep as replacement
Pacer Deepak Chahar was absent from the Indian cricket team's lineup for the fifth and final T20I against Australia due to a medical emergency. The change was confirmed by captain Suryakumar Yadav at the coin toss. In the previous match, Rinku Singh's quick innings and Axar Patel's bowling performance helped India secure a series win against Australia. Australia captain Matthew Wade announced a single change to their lineup, with Ellis replacing Green. The match took place at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Issy Wong shines as England Women's A beat India by two wickets to take T20 series 2-1
England Women's A defeated India Women's A by two wickets in the third T20 match of the series. India won the toss and elected to bat, but struggled to score runs and were bowled out for 101 in 19.2 overs. In response, England finished at 104/8 in 19.1 overs. Issy Wong played a crucial role for England, taking two wickets earlier and then scoring an unbeaten 28 to help her team secure victory. This win gave England a 2-1 series victory after India had won the first match.
'The way he carries himself, his body language...': GT star makes stunning prediction on Shubman Gill's IPL captaincy
Gujarat Titans have made some big moves ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. They have sold Hardik Pandya to the Mumbai Indians and named Shubman Gill as their new captain. This will be the Titans' third season in the IPL, after finishing as runners-up in their previous campaign and winning the title before that. Gill has been a key player for the team since their debut and has been in great form. He scored 483 runs in IPL 2022 and followed it up with 890 runs in IPL 2023, becoming the second-highest run-scorer ever in a single season. Gill's teammate, Sai Sudharsan, believes that Gill will be a great captain and praises his leadership qualities.
'Rinku Singh contender for Team India’s T20 World Cup squad but...': Ashish Nehra's word of caution for KKR star
Indian middle-order batter Rinku Singh is being considered as a contender for a spot in India's T20 World Cup squad, according to former India pacer Ashish Nehra. Despite missing key players, India will be hoping to perform better in the final T20I against Australia. Rinku Singh has impressed with his batting in the Australia T20Is and was the top scorer for India in the penultimate match of the series. Nehra believes Rinku's performances have caught everyone's attention, but he will face tough competition for a spot in the T20 World Cup squad. The South Africa series and the upcoming IPL will also play a role in the selection process.
Pant set to be Dhoni's replacement at CSK? Ex-India cricketer's 'don't be surprised' warning on likely IPL transfer
Former cricketer Deep Dasgupta has suggested that Rishabh Pant could replace MS Dhoni as the wicketkeeper-batsman for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dasgupta believes that there could be a transfer between CSK and the Delhi Capitals next season, as Pant and Dhoni have a close relationship and similar playing styles. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether Pant will be part of the Delhi Capitals for the 2024 IPL season. Pant is currently recovering from a car accident and did not participate in a recent training camp conducted by the Delhi Capitals.
Kohli has to show he's better in T20I than youngsters, Rohit's competition with Hardik: Ex-IND opener on T20WC selection
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma should not make their return to T20I cricket close to the 2024 T20 World Cup. Manjrekar suggests that the selection process should be simplified, with the team being picked based on form closer to the tournament. India has not won an ICC trophy since the 2013 Champions Trophy, and Manjrekar feels that the team needs to approach the World Cup differently in order to improve their chances. He also states that while Kohli will have to prove himself against the younger players, Rohit will be in competition with Hardik Pandya for a spot in the team.
Explained: What propelled Australia pace legend Mitchell Johnson to launch explosive 'sandpaper' tirade at David Warner?
Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has criticized the decision to include David Warner in the squad for the first Test against Pakistan, questioning his recent cricket performance and his accountability in the ball-tampering scandal in 2018. Warner's involvement in the scandal, known as 'Sandpaper-Gate,' led to severe sanctions, including a year-long ban from international and domestic cricket. Since his return, Warner has faced significant scrutiny and hostility from crowds. Despite his contributions to the team's success, Johnson questions why a struggling opener gets to choose his own retirement date and why a player involved in a major scandal deserves a hero's send-off.
Shaheen Afridi opens up on viral picture of Pakistan cricketers loading luggage by themselves at Sydney airport
The Pakistan cricket team arrived in Australia for a crucial Test series, aiming to put their disappointing ODI World Cup campaign behind them. They will be looking to retain their top position in the World Test Championship cycle. Ahead of the series, a picture of the Pakistan players loading their own luggage onto a container truck at Sydney airport went viral on social media. Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi explained that they were helping each other out to save time as they only had 30 minutes to catch their next flight. Pakistan have never won a Test series in Australia and have lost 14 matches in a row.
'You are going to South Africa...': Nehra explains why India should've picked Bhuvneshwar Kumar for white-ball leg
Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra believes that Bhuvneshwar Kumar should have been considered for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Nehra believes that Kumar's experience and skill with the new ball would be beneficial for the team. Kumar has lost his place in the Indian white-ball setup due to inconsistent performances and the emergence of young pacers. However, Nehra believes that Kumar's inclusion would have strengthened the team's bowling attack. Kumar's last appearance for India was in November 2022, and he is currently participating in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Legends League Cricket: It's the after party for retired giants, all about keeping the spirit of cricket alive
The Legends League Cricket (LLC) is providing retired cricketers with a second chance to relive their glory days. The tournament, which aims to be a pioneer in the world of cricket, offers a competitive level of play and an exciting atmosphere for players who have retired from international cricket. It not only gives them an opportunity to continue playing the game they love, but also provides them with a sense of purpose and financial security. The LLC has expanded from four teams with 82 players in its inaugural season to six teams with 120 players in the current season.
'Disrespect to our country. They will run out of sandpaper': Johnson's freakishly vicious attack at 'arrogant' Warner
David Warner has been included in Australia's squad for the first Test against Pakistan, giving him the chance for a potential farewell at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Warner's recent form in Test matches has been inconsistent, with an average of 28 since the summer of 2019. Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has criticized Warner's inclusion in the squad, questioning his integrity over the sandpaper-gate scandal and stating that it is disrespectful to the country to give him a farewell despite his poor form. Johnson also criticized coach Andrew McDonald's squad selection strategy.
'Logon ka bhi toh dukan chalna chahiye': Was 'sweet mangoes' post directed at Kohli? Naveen makes sassy revelation
Afghanistan cricketer Naveen-ul-Haq has revealed the story behind his controversial "sweet mangoes" Instagram post, which was thought to be aimed at Indian cricketer Virat Kohli. Naveen explained that he had simply expressed his desire to eat mangoes to the team logistics manager, who then brought him some. While watching a match on TV, Naveen posted the picture of the mangoes with the caption "sweet mangoes." There was no mention of Kohli in the post, but the timing of it being shared after Kohli's dismissal led to speculation that it was directed at him.
With series already sealed, will Suryakumar and co. test bench strength? India predicted XI vs Australia 5th T20I
David Warner included in settled Australia squad for first Pakistan test
Australian opener David Warner has been named in the 14-man squad for the opening test match against Pakistan, indicating that he may get the farewell he desires. Warner had previously expressed his intention to retire from the longest format of the game after the third test against Pakistan in Sydney next year. Despite a lack of recent test runs, Warner's contribution to Australia's World Cup victory seems to have secured his place in the squad. The only surprise inclusion in the squad is Western Australian bowler Lance Morris, who could make his test debut in familiar conditions at Perth Stadium.
'MS Dhoni loves it when...': Ashwin namedrops forgotten India star as CSK's main target to take Ambati Rayudu's spot
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) may consider Karun Nair as a replacement for retired player Ambati Rayudu in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, according to former CSK player Ravichandran Ashwin. While Shahrukh Khan is not a direct replacement for Rayudu, Ashwin believes CSK may invest in Nair, who has the ability to play spin well and has a triple century to his name. Nair has struggled to secure a place in the national side since 2017 but has performed well in County cricket and the Karnataka Premier League. CSK may face competition from Sunrisers Hyderabad for Nair's services.
'Look at Azharuddin, Jadeja...': Wahab Riaz reacts as PCB fires Butt as selection consultant day after appointment
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) faced backlash after announcing that Salman Butt would serve as a consultant to the newly-appointed chief selector, Wahab Riaz. Riaz was forced to call a press conference and remove Butt from his role due to the criticism. Riaz defended the decision, citing examples of Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja, who were involved in match-fixing scandals but are now involved in cricket. Butt was banned for 10 years by the ICC for his involvement in a spot-fixing saga in 2010. The uproar was due to his appointment, as he had not been involved in PCB since his ban.
Rohit Sharma over Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar for India's greatest ever: Veteran Pakistan pacer's blunt take
Junaid Khan, a veteran Pakistan fast bowler, believes that Rohit Sharma is India's greatest ever batter, surpassing the likes of Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. Junaid praised Rohit's batting style, stating that he has all kinds of shots in his repertoire and has scored a number of double centuries in ODIs. Rohit holds the record for the most sixes by an Indian player in international cricket and is the only player to have scored three double centuries in men's ODIs. Junaid's comments come after India's loss to Australia in the final of the 2023 World Cup, where both Rohit and Kohli performed exceptionally well.
Wait ends as spinner Shreyanka gets maiden India call-up for England T20s
Spin-bowling all-rounder Shreyanka Patil has been called up to the India T20 cricket team for the first time. The 21-year-old earned her place after a strong performance in the Women's Caribbean League, where she emerged as the highest wicket-taker of the season. Patil took nine wickets from five matches with an economy rate of 5.83. She will have the chance to make her debut against England in a three-match series starting on 6 December. Patil's coach Arjun Dev believes her call-up is timely and hopes she will perform well to earn further selection.