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Shankar Basu, the former India strength and conditioning coach, told blogger Ranveer Allahbadia how he was highly impressed by the gymnastic skills of an 18-year-old Rishabh Pant during the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka four years ago. With his dynamic batting and highly efficient glovework, Pant has become an integral part of the Indian setup across formats, having already starred in numerous historic wins. Be it the unconventional hoicks or the reverse-scoops or the antiques behind the stumps, he keeps his teammates and the viewers engaged with a box-office display through and through. Credit: ICC However, a key aspect of…

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Suzie Bates scored a sparkling unbeaten 91, while skipper Sophie Devine put on an all-round show to help New Zealand women secure a 13-run win over South Africa in their first match at the ongoing Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 on July 30. Chloe Tryon and skipper Sune Luus kept South Africa in hunt in their run-chase of 168, but New Zealand bowlers managed to stem the run-flow at the back end to register a 13-run win in the first Group B fixture at Edgbaston. Tyron struck 39 off 17 with three fours and as many sixes, before being run-out in the 16th over,…

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India skipper Rohit Sharma was highly pleased with his team’s performance after a 68-run win against the West Indies in the first T20I on July 30. The Men in Blue outplayed their opponents in every area in the opener of the five-match series at the Brian Lara Stadium. Sharma (64 off 44) and Dinesh Karthik (41* off 19) starred with the bat, before an all-round bowling show helped India restrict the West Indies to 122/8 in their run-chase of 191. The hosts found it progressively tough on a spin-friendly surface, with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi bagging two wickets each. Ravindra Jadeja returned 1/26 from his four overs,…

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India skipper Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik starred with the bat, before spinners weaved a web to help India secure a comfortable 68-run victory in the first of five T20Is against the West Indies at he Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad on July 29. The platform was laid first up by Rohit, who, in a rather surprising move, opened alongside Suryakumar Yadav after the opposition opted to bowl. The pair put on 44 in 4.4 overs, with SKY playing the aggressor striking three fours and a six, before falling to left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein for a 16-ball 24. hreyas Iyer, who was preferred over…

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Ashleigh Gardner and Grace Harris starred revived Australia from 49/5, helping them gun down a 155-run target against India in the cricket opener at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 on July 29. Australia – the top-ranked team across formats and the current women’s ODI and T20 World Cup holders – lived up to their reputation in the first cricket encounter at the Commonwealth Games 2022 at Edgbaston, staging a brilliant turnaround to stun India. Chasing 155, the Australia top-order was undone by Renuka Singh’s brilliance that had them reduced to 34/4 in 4.1 overs. https://twitter.com/the_bridge_in/status/1552991657494482950 The right-arm quick dismissed Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney and…

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Around ten cricketers each from West Indies and Sri Lanka, and about 12 from England have reportedly been signed up for a South Africa-based T20 tournament, which will get underway in January 2023. The league, introduced by Cricket South Africa, features six teams, with its owners linked to those of six of the existing Inndian Premier League franchises. “This new league promises to make a significant investment into both professional cricket and development in South Africa, along with a positive socio-economic and tourism injection into the country,”CSA’s chief executive officer Pholetsi Moseki was quoted as saying by the Times of India. The CSA…

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The first-ever Women’s Cricket Future Tours Programme is set to be released soon, as confirmed by ICC CEO Geoff Allardice. The cycle, as worked out by the member nations, would span between 2022 and 2025. “The women’s FTP is going to be published. It’s the first time we have had a long-term plan around women’s series that can give broadcasters and fans a certainty about who is playing who and what time of the year.”It is structured around the ICC Women’s Championships through from 2022-25 with a lead up to the next World Cup which will be staged in India,”Allardice…

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The 2022 edition of the Asia Cup will be held in the UAE, instead of Sri Lanka as had been planned earlier, the Asian Cricket Council announced on July 27. The decision comes as a result of the ongoing political turmoil in Sri Lanka. Notably, the island nation retains the hosting rights for the T20I competition to be played between August 27 and September 11. “Every effort was made to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and the decision to shift the venue to the UAE was taken after much deliberation. The UAE will be the new venue while…

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Former India boss Ravi Shastri is in agreement with ex-Pakistan international Shahid Afridi, who recently suggested that ODI cricket should be reduced from 50 to 40 overs per side. With the increasing popularity of the T20 format and Test cricket maintaining its charm, the ODI version has somewhat taken a hit, with questions being raised over its future. Ben Stokes’ surprise retirement call from ODIs recently has added to the concerns, with the England Test captain stating that it had become “unsustainable” for him to play across all three formats. Переглянути цей допис в Instagram Допис, поширений Wasim Akram (@wasimakramliveofficial) Ex-Pakistan captain…

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Former India Women captain Mithali Raj lavished praise on young opener Shafali Verma, who she feels possesses the ability to win games single-handedly for her team. Still just 18, Verma has been one of India women’s premier match-winners ever since her international debut three years ago. The swashbuckling opener is known for her fluent stroke-play at the top, and has formed a formidable pair with Smriti Mandhana across formats. Credit: ICC Shafali recently scored 155 runs at 77.50 in India’s 3-0 ODI series win in Sri Lanka, and will be a key player at the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Raj, one of Women’s game…

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