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.

Jofra Archer, who was eyeing a return to cricket action in the upcoming Vitality T20 Blast, has been ruled out of action with stress fracture to his lower back. England fast bowler Jofra Archer’s torrid time with injuries doesn’t seem to end anytime soon as he suffers another setback on his comeback hopes. Archer’s international career could be in jeopardy as he is set to miss another English summer with a stress fracture to his lower back. Archer, who last played for England in March last year, was expected to make his long awaited comeback from elbow injury for Sussex…

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Former India head coach Ravi Shastri feels that Umran Malik, who has sizzled in the ongoing IPl 2022 with his searing pace, can be an asset for India in Test cricket. Malik has been one of the finds of the IPL. Having already grabbed headlines during the three outings he played during his maiden stint last year, he has gone even better in 2022, bamboozling the best of batters with his raw pace. The 22-year-old has already clocked the fastest ball of the season at 157 kmph, and has been crossing the 150-plus mark consistently. He’s been rewarded with success…

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Matthew Mott, who was the Australian women’s coach for seven years, pipped Paul Collingwood for the role of England men’s white-ball coach, the ECB confirmed in a statement released on May 18. The 48-year-old has overseen the Australian women’s cricket team since 2015 and has achieved incredible heights and dominance, winning two T20 World Cups, four Ashes campaigns and an ODI World Cup. He has signed a four-year contract and will take charge of the team when England faces Netherlands next month.  https://twitter.com/ESPNcricinfo/status/1526859058602512386 The interview panel comprising managing director Rob Key, strategic adviser Andrew Strauss, the board’s outgoing CEO Tom Harrison and performance director Mo Bobat, were…

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Matthew Mott, who guided Australia’s women’s side to the ODI World Cup trophy in April, is expected to pip Paul Collingwood for the coaching job of England men’s limited overs side. As per ESPNcricinfo, an official announcement could be made later this week. According to ESPNcricinfo, the Australian is likely to be preferred ahead of the former England cricketer Paul Collingwood as the ECB look to finalize the head coach position. Collingwood was the top contender, having overseen the recent tour of the Caribbean.  Credit: Twitter / ICC After appointing Rob Key as the managing director, the board opted to split up the coaching…

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Andrew Symonds, who played 26 Tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is for Australia, and was one of the greatest players, died in a car accident on Saturday night (May 14). The Australian and World cricket community suffered another tragic loss as the former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds passed away on May 14. He was one of the greatest cricketers in the world and was a massive part of Australia’s invincibility in the 2000s.  Symonds was involved in a car accident on Saturday night outside Townsville in Queensland, where he lived. A statement released the Queensland Police stated: “Police are investigating…

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Shoaib Akhtar, who has the record for the fastest delivery registered in cricket history, believes India’s Umran Malik can break the barrier but advised the pacer to manage workload. Malik, the new pace bowling sensation from India, has earned himself admirers from all over the world. It only would’ve been a surprise if he didn’t impress the epitome of fast bowling, Shoaib Akhtar. The former Pakistan bowler said he would be happy if the 22-year-old breaks his record of the fastest delivery.  The pacer from Jammu and Kashmir has been one of the emerging players in the Indian Premier League…

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Andrew Strauss, a strategic advisor of the England and Wales Cricket Board, was blown away by the clarity Brendon McCullum showed in the interview for England’s Test coach job and has backed the former Kolkata Knight Riders head coach to lead the side on the right path. McCullum was appointed as the head coach of England men’s Test team on May 10 after two days of interviews at Lord’s. Strauss, who was a part of the interview panel along with CEO Tom Harrison, managing director Rob Key and performance director Mo Bobat, revealed that the panel was highly impressed with the clarity the former New…

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Kamran Akmal believes if Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik was a Pakistani, he would have already played international cricket. The 40-year-old also said the Indian selectors will have a headache trying to pick a squad with so many talented pacers in contention.  Malik was one of the retained players of SRH ahead of the 2022 mega auction and has been bowling thunderbolts throughout the season in Indian Premier League 2022. He has snared 15 wickets in 11 matches, albeit at a high economy rate.  Also read 👉 The rise and rise of Umran Malik, the quickest Indian quick “If he was in Pakistan, maybe…

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The 63rd match of the Indian Premier League 2022 will have RR take on LSG with the playoff spots on the line. The two teams will go head to head at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in the evening fixture on May 15. The Super Giants are placed second on the table with 16 points from 12 matches, having won eight matches, with a net run-rate of 0.385. They are almost through to the playoffs, but a victory here would confirm their berth. Their four-match winning streak came to an end in the last game, where they were hammered by 62 runs against Gujarat Titans. On a tricky…

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The Knight Riders Group has expanded its brand by buying another T20 franchise. They have bagged the rights to own and operate the Abu Dhabi-based franchise in the upcoming UAE T20 League. The franchise has been named as Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, which will be a part of the six-team tournament. This will be the fourth team in T20 franchise cricket owned by the Knight Riders Group, which is owned by Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla along with her husband Jay Mehta. They bagged the rights for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in 2008. After KKR grew into a brand with…

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