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India's Virat Kohli celebrates.(AP)

India lead WTC table with 14 points

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PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2021 12:20 PM IST
The rain-forced draw in the opening Test gave India four points and the outright win at Lord's 12 points. However, the team has 14 points in total, instead of 16, as it was docked two points for slow over rate.
'Cannot see another team cracking the code': Hogg terms India as 'favourites' to win WTC, says they are the 'real deal'(Agencies/HT Collage)
'Cannot see another team cracking the code': Hogg terms India as 'favourites' to win WTC, says they are the 'real deal'(Agencies/HT Collage)

Can't see another team cracking the code- Hogg terms India as WTC 'favourites'

UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2021 03:42 PM IST
  • Following India's memorable win against England in the second Test match at Lord's, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg explained why he believes India are the "favourites" to win the second cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC).
India's captain Virat Kohli, second right, congratulates New Zealand's Ross Taylor and captain Kane Williamson, right, on their win on the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, second right, congratulates New Zealand's Ross Taylor and captain Kane Williamson, right, on their win on the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India(AP)

India vs New Zealand final most watched across all WTC series: ICC

PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 01:05 PM IST
  • India contributed most of the audience with Star Sports and national broadcaster Doordarshan accounting for a whopping 94.6% consumption of the intensely contested match that saw New Zealand complete an eight-wicket win on the Reserve Day.
Shubman Gill: File photo(Getty Images)
Shubman Gill: File photo(Getty Images)

Shubman Gill’s latest Instagram story suggests he’s back home

PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Gill did not have a great outing in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand as he recorded scores of just 28 and 8 runs.
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson(Getty Images)

Kohli, Williamson, Root react after ICC confirms WTC 2 fixture, point system

UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 08:15 PM IST
  • India, New Zealand and England captains Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Joe Root reacted to ICC's announcement about the second edition of WTC.
Devon Conway, Sophie Ecclestone win ICC Player of the Month Award for June 2021(HT Collage)
Devon Conway, Sophie Ecclestone win ICC Player of the Month Award for June 2021(HT Collage)

Devon Conway, Sophie Ecclestone win ICC Player of the Month Award for June 2021

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2021 12:47 PM IST
  • Devon Conway edged out his teammate Kyle Jamieson and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock to bag the award. Ecclestone, on the other hand, won ahead of India's teen batting sensation Shafali Verma and all-rounder Sneh Rana.
Dinesh Karthik revealed he received plenty of abuses from fans during his duties as 'weatherman'. (Dinesh Karthik/Instagram)
Dinesh Karthik revealed he received plenty of abuses from fans during his duties as 'weatherman'. (Dinesh Karthik/Instagram)

'Can't wake up every day at 6 to give weather report': DK reveals getting abused

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 10:50 AM IST
  • After initially receiving plaudits for his effort as 'weatherman' during the WTC final between India and England, Dinesh Karthik revealed how those praises turned into abuses in a matter of days.
Australia captain Tim Paine says missing out on the WTC final due to a slow-over rate penalty was a bitter pill to swallow.(Getty Images)
Australia captain Tim Paine says missing out on the WTC final due to a slow-over rate penalty was a bitter pill to swallow.(Getty Images)

'Bitter pill': Paine disappointed about Australia missing out on WTC Final

PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 06:05 PM IST
  • Australia captain Tim Paine says missing out on the WTC final due to a slow-over rate penalty was a bitter pill to swallow.
Aakash Chopra on Jasprit Bumrah's performance in WTC final.(BCCI/AP)
Aakash Chopra on Jasprit Bumrah's performance in WTC final.(BCCI/AP)

Aakash Chopra highlights reason behind Bumrah's patchy Test form

UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 08:08 PM IST
  • Jasprit Bumrah drew a lot of flak for his performance in the final where he failed to pick even a single wicket. Bumrah did not look at his best during the match as the Kiwi batsmen managed to negate his threat.
Irfan Pathan explained why India's bowlers appeared slightly tired. (Getty Images)
Irfan Pathan explained why India's bowlers appeared slightly tired. (Getty Images)

'I feel this will improve eventually': Pathan on why Indian 'bowlers were tired'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 08:03 AM IST
  • Former all-rounder Irfan Pathan analysed India's performance, explaining how the squad did not get enough practice for the crunch World Test Championship final.
Kane Williamson straightaway had to be involved in 'daddy duties' after New Zealand's WTC win. (Getty Images)
Kane Williamson straightaway had to be involved in 'daddy duties' after New Zealand's WTC win. (Getty Images)

'Drove to Somerset, started changing nappies': Williamson's 'unique' celebration

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 07:35 AM IST
  • Describing it as a 'slightly unique' way of celebrating, Williamson said he immediately got engaged in 'daddy duties' which included 'changing the nappies' of his six-month-old daughter.
Sunil Gavaskar came to India and Virat Kohli's defence. (Getty Images)
Sunil Gavaskar came to India and Virat Kohli's defence. (Getty Images)

'We should remember that before pointing fingers': Gavaskar defends India

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 07:35 AM IST
  • Are India not good at ICC knockout matches? That question has been answered by the one and only Sunil Gavaskar.
Nirav Modi is currently held at Wandsworth prison in South London.(Mint)
Nirav Modi is currently held at Wandsworth prison in South London.(Mint)

News updates from HT: Nirav Modi’s sister Purvi Mehta remits over 17 crore

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin(AP)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin(AP)

'I was numb after the game, wondering what had happened': Ashwin

UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 09:52 PM IST
In the latest video on his YouTube channel, the Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that things didn’t go India’s way despite giving their best shot.
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra(Twitter)

Aakash Chopra gives an interesting 'suggestion' for next WTC final venue

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 10:06 PM IST
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra said the team that tops the points table should have the privilege to host the summit clash, only if it’s a one-off encounter.
Alastair Cook(REUTERS)
Alastair Cook(REUTERS)

'India were hard done by that way': Cook on factor that determined WTC final

PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 03:22 PM IST
  • India were playing a Test match after a gap of more than three months. The only red-ball practice they had was the intra-squad simulation they played ahead of the WTC final, which Cook said doesn’t have the same intensity of a Test match.
India is marking 'GST Day' on Thursday, i.e. July 1 to mark the completion of four years since the rollout of the historic tax reform.
India is marking 'GST Day' on Thursday, i.e. July 1 to mark the completion of four years since the rollout of the historic tax reform.

News updates from HT: Sitharaman dubs enhanced tax collection 'new normal'

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 12:51 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and Cheteshwar Pujara(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and Cheteshwar Pujara(AP)

'It showed lack of commitment': Pathan slams Indian batsmen for WTC failure

PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 12:41 PM IST
  • Irfan Pathan said Indian batsmen attempting pull shots to the bouncers bowled at them by the New Zealand seamers instead of gutsing it out in the middle was a sign of their ‘lack of commitment.’
New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates(Action Images via Reuters)
New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates(Action Images via Reuters)

Dropping Pant's catch was like dropping WTC title, reveals NZ's Southee

PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • Tim Southee said there were demons in his head after dropping Rishabh Pant’s catch in India's second innings in WTC final but he had to bury them quickly before bowling the next over.
Inzamam Ul Haq is not impressed with the pitch that was used for the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Inzamam Ul Haq is not impressed with the pitch that was used for the WTC final. (Getty Images)

'Bowlers were visible, batsmen invisible': Inzamam questions WTC final pitch

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 10:42 AM IST
  • Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq appeared perplexed with the kind of pitch used for the WTC final and expressed surprise over it.
Kane Williamson resting his head on Virat Kohli's shoulder after winning the WTC title
Kane Williamson resting his head on Virat Kohli's shoulder after winning the WTC title

Williamson reveals why he rested his head on Kohli's shoulder after winning WTC

UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 12:36 PM IST
  • A week after the WTC final, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson talked about hugging India skipper Virat Kohli moments after their win in Southampton.
Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson are teammates at RCB. (RCB/Twitter)
Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson are teammates at RCB. (RCB/Twitter)

Did Kohli ask Jamieson to bowl with Dukes ball in RCB nets? All-rounder answers

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 09:14 AM IST
  • New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson clears the air as to whether Virat Kohli really had asked the all-rounder to bowl to him with the Dukes ball at RCB nets earlier this year.
Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane could not cross 50 in the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane could not cross 50 in the WTC final. (Getty Images)

'In real test, the famed batting faltered': Ex-WK on India's 'big question mark'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 09:05 PM IST
  • "Unfortunately, when there came a real Test in extreme conditions, the famed batting line-up faltered," said former wicketkeeper Saba Karim after India's loss in the World Test Championship final.
Sunil Gavaskar believes India could have shown more patience while batting on Day 6. (Getty Images)
Sunil Gavaskar believes India could have shown more patience while batting on Day 6. (Getty Images)

'The sun was out, even the grass didn't exist': Gavaskar dissects Ind's batting

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 04:48 PM IST
  • On the best day to bat, India folded like a pack of cards and the same was highlighted by former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who feels that had the Indian team shown a bit of steadiness in their batting, the outcome of the match could have been something entirely different.
India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and teammates celebrate(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and teammates celebrate(AP)

India to play NZ, SL, Aus, Eng & SA in WTC 2, equal points for each Test: Report

PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • The upcoming India-England series and the Ashes later this year are the only five-match Test series in the second cycle of WTC which is otherwise dominated by two-match Test series.
BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly. (Getty Images)
BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly. (Getty Images)

Ganguly picks 'highlight' of India's WTC run, gives his take on best-of-3 finals

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 01:15 PM IST
  • Impressed with what India achieved in their inaugural WTC cycle, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had great things to say about the team.
The Indian cricket team trains ahead of the WTC final. (Getty Images)
The Indian cricket team trains ahead of the WTC final. (Getty Images)

Ex-spinner acknowledges India's struggle over past 1 year, calls WTC final close

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 10:16 AM IST
  • Former India all-rounder S Sriram, who has been Australia's bowling coach for five years now, said it was a close game, while acknowledging India's rigorous toil over the last 12 months.
India captain Virat Kohli watches on. (Getty Images)
India captain Virat Kohli watches on. (Getty Images)

'Tend to fail on a consistent basis': Ambrose on India's mistake in ICC events

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 07:20 AM IST
  • West Indies legendary fast bowler Curtly Ambrose on Tuesday pondered the reasons behind India's struggles in the ICC events.
Rohan Gavaskar: File photo
Rohan Gavaskar: File photo

Rohan Gavaskar hails Team India’s ‘top-quality’ fast bowlers

PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Former Indian cricketer Rohan Gavaskar spoke of India producing quality seamers in the present era. He said the current Indian team has around half a dozen fast bowlers to look up to.
Indian pacers Ishant Sharma (L) and Jasprit Bumrah (R)(HT Collage)
Indian pacers Ishant Sharma (L) and Jasprit Bumrah (R)(HT Collage)

'Even after playing 100 Tests, Ishant looked like a newcomer'

UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2021 04:49 PM IST
Former pacer Balwinder Singh Sandhu, a 1983 World Cup winner, expressed his disappointment over India's bowling line-up and stated that the pacers needed to make the batsmen play off the front foot.
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