Author: Sandip Pawar

Sandip Pawar is someone who lives and breathes sports, cricket in particular. He is a regular viewer of the sport, a keen observer, and loves learning its nuances.

Trailing by 2-1, England will take on the West Indies in the fourth T20 International of the series at Kensington Oval on January 29. England’s white ball tour of the West Indies hasn’t gone to plan so far, with the team trailing a five-match T20I series by 2-1 with two matches to go. Playing without their skipper Eoin Morgan, who is sidelined due to an injury, they will be looking to stay alive in the series when they take on the hosts on Saturday in the fourth T20I at Kensington Oval. The third match of the series saw the Windies come…

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George Bailey stated that the Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket Australia are working through details for the tour, and the squad will be announced once formal approval comes.  Australia have not toured away from home since the Ashes 2019, cancelling several assignments during this time due to various reasons. But their tour of Pakistan looks on track as the boards work towards final approval, and no player has yet expressed their unwillingness to travel. Australia are scheduled to play three ODIs, one T20I and a three-match Test series in Pakistan starting from early March. This will also be their first tour…

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India’s superstar batter Smriti Mandhana was honoured with the prestigious Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy for being the ICC’s Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2021. After Australia’s Ellyse Perry, Mandhana became only the second player to be conferred with the highest individual award in women’s overall category more than once. Mandhana edged Tammy Beaumont of England, Lizelle Lee from South Africa and Gaby Lewis of Ireland to clinch the honour. Previously, Mandhana had won ICC women’s Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year back in 2018. Jhulan Goswami, who had won ICC women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2007, is the only other Indian women’s player…

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England and West Indies, two of the most entertaining T20 teams in the world, have leveled the five-match series after two games. West Indies defeated the visitors in the first match by nine wickets while England bounced back with a close 1-run victory in the second. The two teams will meet in the third T20 international at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on January 27. The second T20I saw some outstanding performances from both sides as England edged past the visitors narrowly. Jason Roy was impressive with his 45 off 31, while Moeen Ali added 31 off 24. Tom Banton and Chris Jordan also made important contributions as England reached 171/8 in 20 overs. In…

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Having won the first two matches of the series, the Proteas will look to clean sweep India in the third ODI at Newlands, Cape Town, on January 23. India have been thoroughly outplayed on the tour of South Africa in both the Test and fifty-over format. SA claimed the first two ODIs at Boland Park to take an unassailable lead of 2-0. The two teams will now take on each other in the third ODI at Newlands, Cape Town on Sunday to conclude the tour. Also read 👉 Proteas crush India yet again to take unassailable 2-0 lead The second One-Day international…

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Australia Women chased down 170 in 17 overs, courtesy of Tahlia McGrath’s *91 in the first T20I of the Women’s Ashes on Thursday. After the men’s team suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss in the Ashes, England had more hopes from their women. And for the best part, it looked like they might have a win down under but Meg Lanning’s Australia was just too good in the end. McGrath was the star for Australia with both bat and ball as the hosts defeated England by nine wickets in the first T20I at Adelaide Oval. She claimed three for 26 and blasted an unbeaten 91 off 49 in her ‘Player of…

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New reports suggest that it was Graham Thorpe’s indoor cigar smoking that led to police intervention at post-Ashes party. The Three Lions’ unimpressive Ashes tour down under ended with an even more bizarre incident on Monday morning where their Ashes after-party was crashed by police. The England and Wales Cricket Board has launched an investigation into the incident, and their assistant coach seems to be at risk of losing his job for his involvement. Following the conclusion of the fifth Test at Hobart, England and Australia players had an all-night drinking session at Crowne Plaza hotel. The party was broken up shortly after 6…

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Aussies women’s cricket team will host the Lionesses in the first T20I of the multi-format Women’s Ashes series at Adelaide Oval on January 20. After the men’s Ashes ended in a rather one-sided affair, the Women’s Ashes is here with a better promise. The multi-format series will comprise three T20Is, one Test and three ODIs. The Australia and England women will kickstart the Ashes with the first T20 international taking place at Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Led by Meg Lanning, Australia are unarguably the best all-format team in women’s cricket. They recently defeated India in a multi-format series by a points margin…

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The Pakistan Cricket Board high-performance director said that the age fraud to participate in U13, U16 tournaments has plagued the national cricket circuit. On Monday, Pakistan cricket’s governing body took a decision to suspend the Under-13 and Under-16 national tournaments due to the menacing age fraud. The board will be carrying out fresh bone tests for age verification. These tournaments act as pathways for the players in the Pakistan cricket system. The board has decided to take the third round of bone tests, after which the teams could be revised and then both the tournaments will start again next week…

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The Proteas will host the Men in Blue in the first of the three-match ODI series at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday, January 19. After an action-packed, highly intense Test series that ended with South Africa emerging victorious by 2-1, the caravan now moves to Paarl for the three-match ODI series. India will take on the hosts at Boland Park in the first One-Day International on Wednesday. South Africa haven’t won an ODI series in their last three bilateral assignments. In April 2021, they lost to Pakistan by 1-2 at home. After that they toured Ireland, where they managed a 1-1 draw after…

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