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'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).
ICC announced new point system of WTC 2(HT_PRINT)
ICC announced new point system of WTC 2(HT_PRINT)

ICC announces new point system and fixtures of WTC 2

PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 12:20 PM IST
  • Each match of the upcoming WTC will now be contested for the same number of points – 12 for a win, four for a draw and six for a tie, moving away from the previous system where the same number of points were allocated to each series, divided across the number of matches played.
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.
New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates(Action Images via Reuters)
New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates(Action Images via Reuters)

Tim Southee auctions WTC final shirt for 8-year-old's cancer treatment

PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 03:06 PM IST
  • Southee who was New Zealand’s top wicket-taker in India’s second innings of the WTC final, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that proceeds from the shirt auction will be given to the Beattie family.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held over 40 meetings in Varanasi and other eastern Uttar Pradesh districts in the last 50 days (PTI)
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held over 40 meetings in Varanasi and other eastern Uttar Pradesh districts in the last 50 days (PTI)

News updates from HT: Electoral activity begins in eastern UP ahead of polls

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 04:54 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
WTC final: India's captain Virat Kohli in Indian jersey during World Test Championship.(ANI Photo)
WTC final: India's captain Virat Kohli in Indian jersey during World Test Championship.(ANI Photo)

Virat Kohli hugs Kane Williamson after WTC final loss, pic goes viral

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson's image is now being shared by many on different social media sites, especially Twitter, with sweet captions.
The image of the Indian fan shared by ICC on Instagram.(Instagram/@icc)
The image of the Indian fan shared by ICC on Instagram.(Instagram/@icc)

Fan’s rapid change in reaction after Ajinkya Rahane’s dismissal goes viral

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 01:54 PM IST
“Just watch this one till the end,” ICC wrote while sharing the video.
Yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging multiple first information reports (FIRs) against him for his comments on efficacy of allopathy in treatment of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(REUTERS)
Yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging multiple first information reports (FIRs) against him for his comments on efficacy of allopathy in treatment of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Ramdev moves SC over FIRs against him for remarks

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 04:57 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Mohammed Shami fields with a towel wrapped over jersey.(Screenshot)
Mohammed Shami fields with a towel wrapped over jersey.(Screenshot)

Mohammed Shami fields with a towel wrapped over jersey, pic prompts funny memes

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Mohammed Shami's picture prompted many to share meme from Shah Rukh Khan and Kajor starrer film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
India's Mohammed Shami, right, celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's BJ Watling, left, during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.(AP)
India's Mohammed Shami, right, celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's BJ Watling, left, during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.(AP)

WTC Final: 'Length did the trick' - Bangar on Indian pacers' success on day 5

PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 08:04 PM IST
  • WTC Final: Shami then did more damage as he bowled a peach of a delivery to rattle the stumps of BJ Watling.
WTC final: New Zealand nudge ahead on Day 2

WTC final: New Zealand nudge ahead on Day 2

PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 08:57 AM IST
Anushka Sharma is cheering for husband Virat Kohli with some samosas by her side.
Anushka Sharma is cheering for husband Virat Kohli with some samosas by her side.

Anushka binges on hot samosas while watching team India play against NZ at WTC

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:23 PM IST
  • Anushka Sharma took to Instagram Stories on Saturday to share a picture of the cricket field as India geared up for the WTC finals against New Zealand.
Anushka Sharma’s millennial look in Balenciaga shirt is worth London flight ticket(Instagram/anushkasharma)
Anushka Sharma’s millennial look in Balenciaga shirt is worth London flight ticket(Instagram/anushkasharma)

Anushka Sharma’s millennial look in Balenciaga shirt, worth London flight ticket

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 04:42 PM IST
  • Anushka Sharma’s chic, effortless and fun look in monochrome pictures from England's Southampton, donning Balenciaga’s striped oversized shirt with tied-up collar and baggy mom jeans, have taken the Internet by storm and here’s their whopping cost
India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 18, 2021 People hold umbrella's in the rain before the start of play Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley(Action Images via Reuters)
India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 18, 2021 People hold umbrella's in the rain before the start of play Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley(Action Images via Reuters)

Fans lash out at ICC after rain washes out first session of WTC final

PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 03:09 PM IST
  • The moment BCCI tweeted that the first session of the WTC final was washed out due to rain in Southampton, the fans took to Twitter to take their frustration out on the scheduling by ICC. Here is how the fans reacted on Twitter.
Image shared by Virat Kohli ahead of WTC final between India and New Zealand.(Instagram/@virat.kohli)
Image shared by Virat Kohli ahead of WTC final between India and New Zealand.(Instagram/@virat.kohli)

Virat Kohli posts pics of team India ahead of WTC final, they're going viral

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Virat Kohli's post ahead of WTC final between India and New Zealand has gone all kinds of viral.
Rishabh Pant hits a six in India's intra-six practice match in Southampton(BCCI/screenshot)
Rishabh Pant hits a six in India's intra-six practice match in Southampton(BCCI/screenshot)

Pant hits superb straight six in India's intra-squad practice match - WATCH

UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 12:37 PM IST
  • In a video shared by BCCI, Rishabh Pant was seen charging down the track to hit a straight six. The video ended with Pant walking back while raising his bat.
MPL unveils limited-edition fan jersey
MPL unveils limited-edition fan jersey

MPL unveils limited-edition fan jerseys to celebrate India's WTC journey

PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 02:25 PM IST
  • To craft this jersey, MPL Sports worked with SIX5SIX, a sports and streetwear company, and reimagined the traditional Test jersey.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai.(REUTERS)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai.(REUTERS)

10 legends from five eras to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame in WTC final

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 01:30 PM IST
As many as 10 legends of the game who have made a significant contribution to the history of Test cricket will be inducted to join the 93 players, who are already in the illustrious list, taking the total to 103.
Indian players celebrate a wicket against England during the home series. (BCCI)
Indian players celebrate a wicket against England during the home series. (BCCI)

'If he performs as he did in his country, India will be in strong position'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 01:14 PM IST
  • With both teams are evenly matched-up, Panesar pointed out the two players who could be the key to their team's chances in the WTC final.
Are we looking at four of India's best Test pacers? (Getty Images)
Are we looking at four of India's best Test pacers? (Getty Images)

'Best bowling line-up to travel to all conditions': McCullum hails Ind's bowling

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 08:54 AM IST
  • India boast a strong pace battery, which, according to former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, makes them one of the strongest Test teams.
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are two of the best. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are two of the best. (Getty Images)

'2 of the greatest batsmen in the world': Gower's praise for Kohli, Williamson

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 07:40 AM IST
David Gower reserved high praise for Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, terming them as ‘two of the greatest batsmen in the world at the moment.'
Athiya Shetty shared a new picture, leaving fans wondering if she's with KL Rahul in England.
Athiya Shetty shared a new picture, leaving fans wondering if she's with KL Rahul in England.

Athiya Shetty's latest pic makes fans wonder if she's with KL Rahul. See here

UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2021 05:56 PM IST
  • KL Rahul is currently in England, with the Indian cricket team for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. Fans are convinced that his rumoured girlfriend Athiya Shetty has accompanied him.
File photo of Indian cricketers(Getty Images)
File photo of Indian cricketers(Getty Images)

Kohli and boys to get 20-day respite from bio-bubble after WTC final: Report

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 11:50 AM IST
Sources in the know of developments in the team management said it will be a welcome break as the team has to not only spend time in the bubble for the Test series against England, but will also straightaway move to the IPL bubble in the UAE post the Test series.
Can Virat Kohli lead India to a Test series win in England after 14 years? (Getty Images)
Can Virat Kohli lead India to a Test series win in England after 14 years? (Getty Images)

'Man to man, India looks the better team': Vengsarkar

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 07:09 PM IST
  • Former India batsman Dilip Vengsarkar reckons Virat Kohli's India hold the advantage over New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championships.
Is the current Indian team under Virat Kohli the best Indian team in history? (Getty Images)
Is the current Indian team under Virat Kohli the best Indian team in history? (Getty Images)

'No weakness at all': Sunil Gavaskar calls current Indian team the 'best ever'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 05:54 PM IST
  • The legendary Sunil Gavaskar has come up with a massive praise for the Indian cricket team, saying that the current unit led by Virat Kohli is the best ever produced in the history of Indian cricket.
Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal in action during the England series at home.
Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal in action during the England series at home.

Chahal asked to describe Kohli in three words, leggie gives heartwarming answer

UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 03:40 PM IST
  • It is a well-known fact that Team India skipper Virat Kohli and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal share a great rapport both on and off the field.
File Photo: Former Indian cricket team player VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)
File Photo: Former Indian cricket team player VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)

VVS Laxman has an interesting suggestion regarding the coin toss in Test cricket

PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 02:57 PM IST
  • VVS Laxman gave a rather interesting suggestion regarding the toss, while maintaining that Tests do not need to undergo any major changes.
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli during the 2020 Test series. (Getty Images)
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli during the 2020 Test series. (Getty Images)

'Need an outright winner': Hogg suggests WTC final should be a 'Timeless Test'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 03:01 PM IST
  • Brad Hogg feels a Test match as big as the WTC final deserves a better finish, which is why he has has come up with an interesting idea.
Team India's R Ashwin poses with his daughters. (Instagram/R Ashwin)
Team India's R Ashwin poses with his daughters. (Instagram/R Ashwin)

Ashwin shares adorable picture with daughters from quarantine ahead of WTC final

UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 02:17 PM IST
  • Team India off-spinner R Ashwin shared an adorable photo with his daughters inside the hotel room ahead of the WTC final against Kane Williamson's New Zealand.
Virat Kohli shared a picture of the Ageas Bowl from his hotel room in Southampton. (Screengrab/Virat Kohli's Instagram)
Virat Kohli shared a picture of the Ageas Bowl from his hotel room in Southampton. (Screengrab/Virat Kohli's Instagram)

Kohli shares scenic picture of the Ageas Bowl ahead of WTC final against NZ

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 09:24 AM IST
  • Team India captain Virat Kohli took to Instagram to share a scenic view of the Ageas Bowl in Southampton ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Kane Williamson's New Zealand.
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