Author: Kashish Chadha

Kashish Chadha is a cricket analyst and writer by heart and profession. You can find his works featured on such websites as CricXtasy, Circle of Cricket, and Cricfit.

As the world took note and nodded in approval of Scotland’s newly-designed jersey for the T20 World Cup 2021 in Oman and the UAE, they were all in for a massive shock when it emerged that the person behind the popular gear is a schoolgirl. Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer and his men are battling it out against the best teams of the world while wearing a design created by a teen named Rebecca Downie. She was is the one who created the new design of the shirts worn by the Scots for their country’s fourth T20 World Cup appearance. Credit: Getty Images Rebecca…

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After pulling off a memorable win over Bangladesh in the T20WC opener, Scotland defeated Papua New Guinea in Group B by 17 runs after a decent all-round performance against their Oceanic rivals. PNG did put the Scots under pressure at certain stages but they were largely the second-best side on show. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Scotland got off to a shaky start, losing both their openers George Munsey (15) and skipper Kyle Coetzer (6) inside the first four overs of the powerplay. Jolted by a couple of quick blows at that stage, they got back on their feet via a…

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David Warner may be going through a torrid time as a player, but his Australian teammate Glenn Maxwell is backing the experienced left-hander to revive his career via the T20 World Cup 2021 in the Middle East. Warner is entering the seventh edition of the tournament after facing an extended rough time for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League 2021. The 34-year-old made only 195 runs from his eight innings at an average of 24.37 and a strike-rate of just 107.73. In a controversial move, the Sunrisers removed Warner from captaincy near the end of the Indian leg of the competition and twice dropped him from their playing…

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India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will be captaining Mumbai 20-man strong squad during the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, which will kick-off the senior men’s 2021-22 Indian domestic season this winter (November 4-22).  https://twitter.com/DelhiCapitals/status/1450454351495921664 Young gun Prithvi Shaw has been appointed Rahane’s deputy in the absence of Suryakumar Yadav. The latter is currently part of India’s T20 World Cup in the United Arabic Emirates and is expected to be selected for the home T20I series against New Zealand in mid-November.  https://twitter.com/man4_cricket/status/1450077909314465796 The squad also features talented Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan. While the former is expected to shoulder the top-order responsibilities with Shaw, the latter will be batting in the middle-order.…

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Former South Africa all-rounder David Wiese talked about his “deep” historic connection with Namibia as he enters his second successive T20 World Cup but for the neighbouring African country. Wiese, who was part of Proteas’ squad at the 2016 T20 World Cup, is representing Namibia in the tournament’s latest iteration in the United Arabic Emirates.  https://twitter.com/ESPNcricinfo/status/1450116184490319873 On Monday, the middle-order batter and right-arm seam bowler made a debut appearance in a World Cup for his adopted country against the Sri Lankans in Abu Dhabi. For people outside, Wiese may seem one of many South African cricketers who have left their national side in recent years to search for…

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In the end, T20 World Cup opener did prove to be a cakewalk for Sri Lanka, who failed to put up a contest against Namibia in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The Namibians were bundled out for just 96 in a poor seven-wicket defeat. As was expected, Sri Lanka’s incisive spinners helped them cover up for their batting flaws against an inexperienced opposition in Group A. Mystery spinners Maheesh Theekshana (3/25), Wanindu Hasaranga (2/24) were the chief destroyers as Namibia never really got going and lost a flurry of wickets.  https://twitter.com/sachinpeiris98/status/1450108684697227280 Pacer Lahiru Kumara also nailed the hard lengths and picked up 2/9 off his three overs.…

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India had a poor outing with the ball, but their batters made up for it in a fantastic display and helped their team come out on top in their first warm-up game against England at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai.  The Indians conceded a score of 188/5 in the first half but managed to achieve the 189-run target with an over to spare. Openers KL Rahul (51) and Ishan Kishan (70 retd) batted magnificently at the top before Rishabh Pant (29*) and Hardik Pandya (12*) helped put an end to the proceedings.  https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1450138469720748032 It would worry England that at no stage did they look like keeping…

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Co-hosts of the tournament made a fantastic start to their run in the preliminary round Group B, defeating Papua New Guinea in a dominating fashion this Sunday in Muscat. The leading Asian associate pulverised their opponent in Al Amerat, restricting them down to just 129/9 in the first half before reaching the 130-mark with all their ten wickets intact and more than six overs left in the game. Initially, the bowlers, led by skipper Zeeshan Maqsood, made a short feast of the Papua New Guinea batting on a surface, offering a nice pace and bounce. Then, Oman openers Aqib Ilyas and Jatinder Singh helped…

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In a shocking turn of events, the Haryana Police arrested former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh in a case related to an allegation on Yuvraj for making casteist remarks during an Instagram chat last year against Yuzvendra Chahal. However, the police confirmed that Singh was soon released on bail after being arrested in compliance with the order from the High Court following the accusation of making inappropriate comments for a fellow cricketer. “We only made a formal arrest and he was released on bail in compliance of the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court,”  PTI quoted Nitika Gahlaut, the SP…

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Australian legend Adam Gilchrist believes CSK pacer Josh Hazlewood has made it tough for the selectors to finalise a playing XI during the T20 World Cup. Playing on UAE’s dry, spin-friendly tracks, Hazlewood used his height and pace to decent effect, taking 11 wickets from 9 innings at an economy rate of 8.37. The fast-bowler’s tournament tally included an impressive spell of 2/29 in the final on Friday against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai. https://twitter.com/ACA_Players/status/1449137986528899074 Thus, while Hazlewood is considered below prominent pacers Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in the Australian pecking order for T20Is in Asian conditions, Gilchrist reckons he has done his chances…

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