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Ben Stokes likely to receive knighthood for World Cup final heroic
England's all-rounder Ben Stokes is likely to receive knighthood after showcasing a match-winning performance against New Zealand in the finals of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. Stokes played an unbeaten knock of 84 runs and after his performance, UK Prime Minister candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt said they would go to the maximum to give Stokes "knighthood".   It may be noted that Johnson or Hunt will replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May later th....
ICC CWC 19 Mohd Azharuddin wants Ravindra Jadeja in Indias semi final line-up
Former skipper Mohammad Azharuddin wants to see all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja included in India's semi-final line-up to add muscle to the team's faltering middle-order batting. Virat Kohli's India have already booked their spot in the final four ahead of their last league game against Sri Lanka on Saturday.   But the team's batsmen have been criticised for losing momentum after the fall of their powerful top-order, which includes in-form opener, Rohit Sharma and Kohli....
ICC CWC19 Picture of MS Dhoni spitting out blood goes viral
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has received a lot of criticism due to his slow batting approach in ICC World Cup 2019. Fans and former cricket players have censured Dhoni as he has struggled to score runs at a brisk pace lately. Many people have even questioned Dhoni's current batting intent and capabilities to collect runs quickly like he used to do in his initial years.   Recently, the 37-year-old grabbed headlines after he playing a slow knock against England in the ICC Worl....
Sehwag sympathises with Rayudu says World Cup snub must have been painful
Former India opener Virender Sehwag Wednesday said the World Cup snub must have been painful for middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu, who retired from all forms of cricket. Snubbed twice over for the ongoing World Cup, Rayudu retired from all forms of cricket without specifying his reasons for calling it quits.   "Must definitely be very painful at being ignored for the World Cup for #AmbatiRayudu but I wish him all the very best in life after retirement," Sehwag said on h....
This cows football skills leaves Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo behind
A cow in Goa has been lauded for showing its football skills after a video originated while it was playing with the ball. The video went viral so quickly that the video has been watched thousand times all over the social media and WhatsApp. After seeing the video, the netizens reacted to the funny video as the cow chased the ball and took possession of it. Reportedly, it has been said that the video was shot in Mardol, Goa. The video displays a group of young boys playing football in a field ....
ICC CWC 19 India to keep Pant at four to exploit left right advantage
India will persist with Rishabh Pant at number four in the batting order to avail the left-right advantage in the middle overs, assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said ahead of Tuesday’s Cricket World Cup group match against Bangladesh. The twice champions were left without a left-hander in the top half of their batting order after a fractured finger ended opened Shikhar Dhawan’s World Cup.   Pant was flown in as Dhawan’s replacement and the 21-year-old finally made hi....
Neymar calls on Pele
Ailing three-time World Cup winner returns home after spending six days in hospital Neymar paid a visit to legend Pele, who had been hospitalised in the French capital since April 3, before the three-time World Cup winner was discharged late on Monday and returned to Brazil on Tuesday. The Paris Saint-Germain forward posted a photo on his Instagram account on Monday of himself alongside a smiling Pele in his hospital bed with the two holding hands. Pele left the Sao Paulo-Guarulhos airp....
The Sydney 167 was a turning point Laxman
Says Australian teams of his era were a cut above the rest Before V.V.S. Laxman cemented his place in cricket history with his epic 281 at Kolkata, there was a time when he was in danger of losing his spot in the Indian team. Coming into the second essay of the Sydney Test of the 1999-2000 India-Australia series, Laxman had recorded just 249 runs in his previous 15 innings. Laxman resurrected his career with a brilliant attacking 167 at Sydney — the first of his 17 Test hundreds. ....
Aus vs Ind fourth Test: Gilt-edged chance to script epoch-making series win
Ashwin, who seems to have made a good recovery, is likely to play; Rahul set to return as opener. Making history is never easy. India first toured Australia in 1947-48. And a Test series triumph down under has proved elusive.  Now, Virat Kohli and his men, with a 2-1 lead entering the fourth Test at the SCG, have a gilt-edged opportunity to accomplish an epoch-making series victory with either a draw or a win. Turn it on Staring at such a monumental achievement, India has to sho....
Confusion over Ashwin’s selection ahead of fourth Test against Australia
While the team management has picked Ashwin in the 13-man squad, Virat Kohli said he “has not recovered in time.” The status of Ravichandran Ashwin’s injury caused some confusion on Wednesday, with the team management naming the off-spinner in the final 13 for the fourth Test against Australia minutes after skipper Virat Kohli said that the senior player “has not recovered in time”. Over the past year, the Indian team’s communication has time and again c....
Aus vs Ind fourth Test Injured Ashwin Ishant to miss out as India chases history
A final decision on Ashwin’s fitness and availability for the match will be taken at toss-time. India’s unwavering pursuit of history hit a minor glitch in 11th hour injury concerns but Virat Kohli’s men will still walk in as overwhelming favourites against a faltering Australia in the fourth and final Test starting on Thursday. Leading 2-1 in the four-match series, India remain firm favourites to make it 3-1 at the Sydney Cricket Ground despite the injury-forced omission....
Ind vs Aus: Australia not getting priorities right
Scheduling the Big Bash during a Test series hurting the side’s preparation The Australians do not seem to be getting their priorities right. In other words, is enough importance being given to Test-match preparation? Or, are commercial interests hurting Australia’s cricket at its very core? Just consider this: Peter Handscomb was dropped from the team for the third Test at the MCG since the team-management felt all-rounder Mitchell Marsh’s seam bowling could take some lo....
Federer emerges victorious in historic mixed doubles clash with Serena
The team of Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Williams and Frances Tiafoe 4-2 4-3(3) to clinch the tie to top the group Roger Federer emerged triumphant from a historic first meeting with Serena Williams in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday, but tennis was the true winner as two of the game's greats treated fans worldwide to an unforgettable evening. Defending champions Switzerland sealed a 2-1 victory over six-times winners United States that left them bottom of Group B but the result mattered ....
Pujara the man for all reasons and seasons
India’s batting mainstay played a defining role in India’s victories in Adelaide and Melbourne He has steel in his bones. Does not get flustered by situations or the opposition. And scores with substance over style. Cheteshwar Pujara’s composure and solidity have been massive factors in India retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Virat Kohli and his men now eye a historic series triumph in the fourth Test at the SCG. The skipper will be seeking another influential perf....
Sri Lanka cricket rated most corrupt by ICC says Minister
The ICC anti-corruption unit has regularly investigated cases in the island nation. Sri Lanka has been rated as the most corrupt cricket nation by the world governing body, the country's Sports Minister said on Monday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) feels “Sri Lanka's cricket administration is corrupt from top to bottom”, Harin Fernando said, adding that he had been shown a confidential report on the matter at a Dubai meeting. A host of scandals have ro....
ICC Test ranking Virat Kohli, Kagiso Rabada end 2018 in top spots
New Zealand fast bowlers have a lot to cheer about following their record 423-run win over Sri Lanka in Christchurch. It turned out to be a glorious 2018 for India captain Virat Kohli and South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada as both maintained their respective pole positions in the year-end ICC Test Player Rankings. Kohli dropped three points despite a first innings score of 82 in the third Test against Australia in Melbourne, but still enjoys a 34-point lead over nearest rival....
Bumrah the best in the world says India skipper Virat Kohli
“I mean if there was a pitch like Perth, I wouldn’t want to face Jasprit Bumrah to be honest because if he gets on a roll, he can really crank it up.” India captain Virat Kohli was pleased about his side retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He said, “Now we will seek to win the Test series.” He lauded Jasprit Bumrah’s match-winning bowling. “Jasprit is the best paceman in the world according to me. He is a match-winner. His mindset is totally diff....
PBL Rajiv show trumps Smash Masters
Chennai’s icon player Sung Ji Hyun continued the momentum to put her team on the path of a commanding win. Rajiv Ouseph struck a solid blow for Chennai Smashers by stealing a Trump Match from Ahmedabad Smash Masters in men’s singles.  He won a three-game thriller whose outcome was determined by errors in the closing phase by Viktor Axelsen, anxious to prove worth as reigning men’s World No. 6.  Building on a cushion of two wins earlier, Ouseph’s win pus....
Aus vs Ind third Test India eyeing victory at Melbourne as Australia totters at 258 for 8
Australia need another 141 runs for an improbable win, while India are two wickets away from a 2-1 series lead. India came within sniffing distance of a defining victory before a stoic resistance by Australia’s tail delayed the inevitable in the third Test in Melbourne on Saturday. Pat Cummins scored a heroic half-century as Australia finished at 258 for eight at stumps on day four after being reduced to 176 for seven after tea. At end of play, he had scored an unbeaten 61 runs, f....
Bumrah’s unconventional action is hard to pick makes him a potent bowler says Arun
Arun said that the coaching staff needed to work on Bumrah to keep him strong as his bowling action puts a lot of strain on his body. India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun on Saturday said that Jasprit Bumrah’s unconventional bowling action has made him one of the most lethal pacers in world cricket as his deliveries are difficult to be picked by opposition batsmen. Bumrah, who has so far taken eight wickets in the third Test against Australia in Melbourne, has 47 Test wickets to h....
Melbourne Test Bumrah takes six India on top despite second innings collapse
India take a massive 292 runs innings lead over Australia, decide to bat on Pacer Jasprit Bumrah had Australia’s batsmen tied up in knots with his immaculate line and length, giving India the decisive advantage that withstood a second innings batting collapse in the third Test here on Friday. Called a “genius” on air by Australia’s former captain Michael Clarke, Bumrah’s career-best figures of 6 for 33 in 15.5 overs also made him the first bowler from the subc....
Steve Smith David Warners form in T20 leagues key to World Cup selection says Cricket Australia
Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts on Friday said that Steve Smith and David Warner’s performances in the upcoming T20 leagues around the world will play a vital role in deciding the banned duo’s selection for next year’s World Cup Both Smith and Warner will be competing in the Bangladesh Premier League followed by the Indian Premier League in the coming year. Roberts said CA will keep a close eye on their forms in the T20 events. “We’ll obviously take t....
Euro league Hazard hits Chelsea hundred
Inter beats Napoli amidst racist chanting against Koulibaly Eden Hazard scored his 100th and 101st Chelsea goals as Maurizio Sarri’s men moved back into the Premier League top four by grinding out a 2-1 win at Watford on Boxing Day. Two of the three goals came in first-half stoppage time as the Belgian’s opener was quickly cancelled out by Roberto Pereyra’s spectacular strike. However, Hazard made sure he was the match-winner as he was brought down by Ben Foster and th....
Another feather in Pujaras cap Kohli dares Aussies
Rohit and Pant chip in; Bumrah gives hosts a taste of things to come India’s go-slow approach on the first two days at the MCG has been rooted in the strong belief that this pitch will deteriorate. Virat Kohli’s team’s mantra is to bat long and deep, build the innings, and wait for things to unfold. Two dismissals on the second day of the third Test here on Thursday cost the side wickets but, looking at the bigger picture, must have gladdened Indian hearts. Cheteshw....
Christchurch Test: Southee rescues NZ with bat and ball after Lakmal’s five-wicket haul
New Zealand were bowled out for 178 before Sri Lanka responded with 88 for 4 on day 1 Tim Southee rescued New Zealand with the bat, then dragged his side back into the match with the ball after Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal's career-best figures had threatened to dominate the first day of the second Test in Christchurch on Wednesday. Southee partnered with wicketkeeper BJ Watling to blast 68 from 65 balls and bring his side from the depths of despair on 64 for 6 after Lakmal had demol....