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20-over WC to have 20 teams: Chopra says ICC feeling pressure of 'T20 leagues'

  • The new format of the ICC T20 World Cup will consist of four groups of five, with the top two from each group going through to a Super Eights stage, followed by the knockout stages of semi-finals and a final.
Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)
Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 03, 2021 01:48 PM IST
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SL vs Ban: Three-match ODI series to be played in Dhaka

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday confirmed that the three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be played in Dhaka.
Bangladeshi batsman Mushfiqur Rahim plays a shot during the fourth day of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.(AP)
Bangladeshi batsman Mushfiqur Rahim plays a shot during the fourth day of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.(AP)
Published on May 05, 2021 08:10 PM IST
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Virat Kohli named ICC Men’s ODI cricketer of the Decade

Such has been Virat Kohli’s consistency in one-day internationals that he is primed to break the records of his idol Sachin Tendulkar, whose feats were once considered untouchable.
Virat Kohli, who was named ICC Men’s ODI cricket of the decade, scored a century against Bangladesh in his debut ICC World Cup match in 2011 in Dhaka.(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli, who was named ICC Men’s ODI cricket of the decade, scored a century against Bangladesh in his debut ICC World Cup match in 2011 in Dhaka.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 02:51 PM IST
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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Team India need to win 3rd ODI in Canberra to avoid host of unwanted records

In case of a loss, it would be the fourth time that India would have lost more than 5 matches on the trot in ODI cricket. India’s worst string of losses came in 1981 when they lost 8 matches on the trot.
India's Virat Kohli, right, is congratulated by teammates after taking a catch to dismiss Australia's Aaron Finch during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.(AP)
India's Virat Kohli, right, is congratulated by teammates after taking a catch to dismiss Australia's Aaron Finch during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 06:56 AM IST
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Virender Sehwag reveals ‘favourite song’ that he would often sing while batting

While everyone knew about Sehwag’s slam-bang batting style, no one really knew about how he get himself upbeat while playing several of those big knocks in international cricket. After his retirement from the game Sehwag did reveal that he would often sing Hindi film songs while batting.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag.
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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England vs Australia: Analysis of Mitchell Starc’s poor ODI form in 2020 and why he needs to buck the trend in England

Eng vs Aus: This will also be the first time England will host Australia at home as champions of the 50-over format, a favour they would have long wanted to return to the Aussies who have won the title five times. But the Aussies are a handful on a cricket field, whether champions or not.
itchell Starc of Australia bowls during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Australia at Lords.(Getty Images)
itchell Starc of Australia bowls during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Australia at Lords.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 07:26 PM IST
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Indian Premier League in UAE - ‘He is an asset to any team’: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Sunrisers Hyderabad trump card

IPL 2020: Bhuvneshwar was the Purple Cap winner, given to the highest wicket-taker in an IPL season, in 2016 and 2017 and is the only bowler to have achieved the feat in back to back seasons.
Sunrisers Hyderabad cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (R) celebrates with his teammate Rashid Khan.(AFP)
Sunrisers Hyderabad cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (R) celebrates with his teammate Rashid Khan.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 02:38 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes heartfelt letter of appreciation to MS Dhoni - Read full text of letter

In a warm letter of appreciation, PM Modi lauded the former captain for his efforts on the field and also for setting a great example for those coming from smaller towns in the country.
File photo of former India captain MS Dhoni (left) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right).(Agencies)
File photo of former India captain MS Dhoni (left) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right).(Agencies)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 04:56 PM IST
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MS Dhoni might get permanent seat at Wankhede Stadium in honour of World Cup-winning six - Report

Dhoni retires: Now that Dhoni has called time on his glorious international career, a report in The Indian Express states that a member of the Mumbai Cricket Association Apex Council has written a letter to the MCA proposing that it might dedicate a seat, permanently, where the ball landed (when Dhoni hit the winning six) to celebrate the former captain’s achievements.
File photo of former India captain MS Dhoni.(AP)
File photo of former India captain MS Dhoni.(AP)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 02:23 PM IST
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MS Dhoni second only to Virat Kohli, and ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, in elite ODI list

But for someone like MS Dhoni, batting in ODIs was all about a bit of brain and a lot of brawn. Dhoni’s batting mirrored his streetsmart personality. Always ready with a fix for the most complex of situations.
MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket. File image.(AP)
MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket. File image.(AP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 09:55 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: MS Dhoni retires from international cricket; leaves behind an unmatched legacy and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
In this file photo taken on July 8, 2019, India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks on after a session in the nets as he takes part in a training session at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on July 8, 2019, India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks on after a session in the nets as he takes part in a training session at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England.(AFP)
Published on Aug 15, 2020 08:57 PM IST
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MS Dhoni retires from international cricket; leaves behind an unmatched legacy

Dhoni made his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh in December 2004 and played his maiden Test match almost a year later against Sri Lanka in Chennai. He was part of the team that played India’s first ever T20 international against South Africa in December 2006.
File photo of MS Dhoni.(Getty Images)
File photo of MS Dhoni.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 07:23 AM IST
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Kumar Sangakkara names former India star among bowlers he found difficult to face

Sangakkara, who is now the president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, hosted a Q&A session with fans recently and he was asked about the bowlers he found most difficult to face.
File image of Zaheer Khan.(File)
File image of Zaheer Khan.(File)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 08:17 AM IST
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India to host T20 World Cup in 2021: ICC

The International Cricket Council on Friday confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 that was postponed due to Covid-19 will be held in Australia in 2022. India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as planned.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: The ICC T20 World Cup Trophy is seen during the ICC World T20 media opportunity at on January 30, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: The ICC T20 World Cup Trophy is seen during the ICC World T20 media opportunity at on January 30, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 08:28 PM IST
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Tough performing instantly after four-five months: Poonam Yadav

Poonam has not seen a proper cricketing facility since turning up at the iconic MCG for the T20 World Cup final in March and with the only scheduled series before next year’s ODI World Cup cancelled, she may not get to play an international game for the rest of the year.
India cricketer Poonam Yadav completes a catch.(Getty Images)
India cricketer Poonam Yadav completes a catch.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 06:43 PM IST
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Three members of South African women squad test positive for COVID-19

“We can confirm that three people have tested positive. The players and support staff that have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of 10 days and will take no part in the training camp,” CSA said in a release.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 10:46 AM IST
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Aakash Chopra picks Ben Stokes as best all-rounder across formats, names next two in his list

Chopra went on to pick Bangladesh’s Shakib-al-Hasan and India’s Ravindra Jadeja as the next two all-rounders after Stokes.
England's Ben Stokes celebrates his century, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Michael Steele/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
England's Ben Stokes celebrates his century, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Michael Steele/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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Du Plessis donates bat and pink ODI jersey for auction to raise funds to combat Covid-19

Du Plessis had recently taken to social media to express his support towards the Black Lives Matter movement.
Faf Du Plessis has donated his bat and jersey for auction to raise funds to feed children in times of Covid-19.(Instagram/Faf du Plessis)
Faf Du Plessis has donated his bat and jersey for auction to raise funds to feed children in times of Covid-19.(Instagram/Faf du Plessis)
Published on Jul 18, 2020 04:25 PM IST
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Kirsten reveals how Dhoni cancelled a team trip as coach wasn’t allowed entry

Speaking about Dhoni in a recent interview Kirsten pointed out that Dhoni’s loyalty made him one of the most impressive people the South African had ever met.
Gary Kirsten and Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the ICC Champions Trophy press conference on September 19 in Johannesburg, South Africa.(Getty Images)
Gary Kirsten and Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the ICC Champions Trophy press conference on September 19 in Johannesburg, South Africa.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 07:05 AM IST
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‘It’s all a bit numb’: New Zealand coach on 2019 ICC World Cup final loss on boundary count

Tuesday will mark one year of the epic World Cup final at the Lord’s where New Zealand had lost to hosts England on boundary count-back rule after scores were tied even after the super over.
New Zealand's Kane Williamson and head coach Gary Stead during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)
New Zealand's Kane Williamson and head coach Gary Stead during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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Tom Moody reveals how India ‘sabotaged their hopes’ of winning 2019 ICC World Cup

In the 2019 ICC World Cup when Virat Kohli’s team were the outright favourites, India failed to get past the semi-final hurdle.
India lost to New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal 2019.(AP)
India lost to New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal 2019.(AP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 08:05 AM IST
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Yuvraj Singh shares throwback pic to wish birthday wishes to MS Dhoni

The duo played in tandem to take India home in several scintillating chases as a new Indian team shed its tag of chockers while chasing and became one of the best in the business in ODIs.
File photo of Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni.(Twitter/Yuvraj Singh)
File photo of Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni.(Twitter/Yuvraj Singh)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 10:10 PM IST
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‘The heights he has achieved’: Waqar Younis lauds Dhoni on 39th birthday

Waqar Younis said MS Dhoni continued the good work started by Sourav Ganguly, as captain, and got great results for the team.
MS Dhoni carves one through the off side.(Getty Images)
MS Dhoni carves one through the off side.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 06:04 AM IST
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‘Not writing him off, no question whatsoever’: Michael Hussey on MS Dhoni’s comeback

Dhoni, who has been on a self imposed break from cricket since playing in the ICC World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, was supposed to lead Chennai Super Kings in the season opener on March 29.
File photo of MS Dhoni and Michael Hussey playing for Chennai Super Kings.(HT Photo)
File photo of MS Dhoni and Michael Hussey playing for Chennai Super Kings.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 10:13 PM IST
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What is impressive is his consistency across all formats: Aussie ODI captain praises Virat Kohli

Finch has seen Indian captain Virat Kohli grow as a batsman from very close quarters over the past decade. He has played against him in the international circuit as well as in the Indian Premier League.
Virat Kohli of India shakes hands with Aaron Finch of Australia at the end of the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and Australia at The Oval on June 9, 2019 in London, England.(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli of India shakes hands with Aaron Finch of Australia at the end of the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and Australia at The Oval on June 9, 2019 in London, England.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 02:35 PM IST
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Former India cricketer Robin Singh’s car seized for lockdown violation: Report

The report states the incident happened on Saturday when the former cricketer was coming from East Coast Road and he did not carry any e-pass. Singh also didn’t have any emergency to travel as well, according to the report.
File photo of Robin Singh.(AFP/Getty Images)
File photo of Robin Singh.(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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‘Difficult challenge for Sarfaraz to sit on the bench’: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif

Ahmed lost his captaincy after Pakistan failed to make it to the knock-out stages of the ICC World Cup in England last year and was also dropped from the team.
File photo of Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed.(Action Images via Reuters)
File photo of Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed.(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 22, 2020 05:48 PM IST
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Video of Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali dancing on street to live music goes viral on social media

Reports last month had stated that Hasan Ali has been suffering from a back problem after playing in the Pakistan Super League earlier this year. The forced break due to the coronavirus pandemic has given him time to recuperate.
Screengrab of video of Hasan Ali dancing.(Instagram/Asif Ali)
Screengrab of video of Hasan Ali dancing.(Instagram/Asif Ali)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Harbhajan puts 2011 World Cup win at par with home Test series triumph against Australia in 2001

Apart from the fact that Harbhajan is India’s second highest wicket taker in international cricket, across all formats, the tweaker was also part of some of Indian cricket’s biggest victories.
15 Mar 2001: Harbhajan Singh of India celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Ricky Ponting of Australia, during day five of the 2nd Test between India and Australia played at Eden Gardens, Calcutta, India.(Getty Images)
15 Mar 2001: Harbhajan Singh of India celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Ricky Ponting of Australia, during day five of the 2nd Test between India and Australia played at Eden Gardens, Calcutta, India.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 12:19 PM IST
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He played as if result did not matter to him: Rahul Dravid on MS Dhoni

Dravid has seen Dhoni play some phenomenal knocks from very close quarters and he feels Dhoni’s ability to dissociate himself from the result of a match is something that has helped him.
File image of MS Dhoni.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of MS Dhoni.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 03:12 PM IST
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