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Injured Virat Kohli receives throwdowns from Rahul Dravid
Johannesburg, Jan 5 (IANS) India's Test captain Virat Kohli, who missed the second Test in Johannesburg due to an upper back spasm, took some time out to train with the team ahead of the third day's play on Wednesday.
2022-01-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Netizens react to Kohli's absence in second Test against South Africa
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Test skipper Virat Kohli was ruled out of the second Test against South Africa due to an upper-back spasm with KL Rahul taking the charge. The decision to make Rahul captain attracted mixed reactions from cricketers and fans. While some rued the absence of Kohli in the crucial Test, others lauded the Indian management for their bold decision.
2022-01-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sourav Ganguly tested positive for Delta Plus variant
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, who was on Friday discharged from a hospital here after testing negative for the Omicron variant of Covid-19, was found positive for the Delta Plus variant.
2022-01-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Health/Medicine,Cricket
Things are absolutely fine between Kohli and Rohit: Chetan Sharma
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Chetan Sharma, India's chief selector, on Friday quashed the rumours of a rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, saying that things are absolutely fine between the two stars of Indian cricket.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Selectors, BCCI officials urged Kohli to continue as T20I captain for sake of Indian cricket: Chetan Sharma
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Contradicting Virat Kohli's statement, Chetan Sharma, India's chief selector on Friday said that everyone present at the meeting -- selectors as well as BCCI officials -- had requested the star batter to reconsider his decision to quit the T20I captaincy.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rahul named captain for South Africa ODIs, Rohit ruled out; Ashwin returns (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The BCCI on Friday announced the India squad for three-match ODI series against South Africa, naming KL Rahul as the skipper of the 18-member side, with newly-appointed skipper Rohit Sharma still unavailable due to injury.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
2021 one of India's best years in Test cricket: Duminy
Centurion, Dec 31 (IANS) Former South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy stated that one has to acknowledge that 2021 will be known as one of the years for India, especially in Test cricket. He also credited KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal for setting up India's 113-run win at SuperSport Park on Thursday with the first-innings opening partnership of 117.
2021-12-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
'Fabulous': Former cricketers laud Team India's historic win at Centurion
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Former Indian cricketers including legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday showered praise on the Virat Kohli-led side for their historic win at the Centurion, saying the team has capability to pick 20 wickets in a Test match anywhere in the world.
2021-12-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Kohli and Pujara take India's lead to 209 at lunch
Centurion, Dec 29 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara took India's lead to 209 on day four of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
2021-12-29
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly tests COVID-positive, admitted to hospital
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) Former India skipper and the current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to a Kolkata hospital.
2021-12-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
KL Rahul may lead in ODI series against Proteas if Rohit fails to recover in time: Report
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Stylish opener KL Rahul is likely to captain Team India in the upcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa if the newly appointed skipper, Rohit Sharma fails to recover in time.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pay more attention to red-ball cricket: Moeen Ali after England's Ashes debacle
London, Dec 28 (IANS) England all-rounder Moeen Ali wants the country's cricket board to pay more attention to red-ball cricket in the aftermath of the Ashes series debacle, and cited the limited-overs revolution which led to the team winning the 2019 World Cup.
2021-12-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ind vs SA: Rahane being relieved as a vice-captain has lessen the burden for him, feels Sanjay Bangar
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has lavished praise on Ajinkya Rahane, saying the veteran batter came out all guns blazing -- on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa in Centurion -- after being relieved of vice-captaincy.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Early lunch taken after persistent rain delays start of day two
Centurion, Dec 27 (IANS) Early lunch was taken on day two of first Test between South Africa and India at SuperSport Park after persistent rain delayed the start of play, eventually causing no cricketing action in the first session. Umpires called in for lunch from 3pm IST to 3:40pm IST so that the second session could have an early start.
2021-12-27
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
I think it's the right way to go: Ravi Shastri on split captaincy
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that split captaincy between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is the right way to go. He added that the arrangement could be a blessing in disguise for both Kohli and Sharma as one captain handling all three formats of the game will not be easy in a pandemic-dictated world.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Cricket South Africa mourns the passing away of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Sunday mourned the passing away of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu, a world-renowned anti-apartheid activist, passed away at the age of 90 in Cape Town on Sunday morning.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ashes: I have a slight tear in the rib muscles, says Hazlewood
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood is "still a little bit away" from regaining full fitness after he suffered a side strain in the ribs cage during the opening Test at Brisbane, which ruled him out for the second and third Ashes Tests.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Atherton unhappy with Burns, Pope being axed; says wholesale changes not good
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Atherton says he would have stuck with under-fire opener Joe Burns and middle-order batter Ollie Pope for the third Ashes Test, which began at the MCG on Sunday, adding that he was unhappy with the changes made by skipper Joe Root.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak tour will go ahead; allegations against a former player unsubstantiated: Hockley
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley has said that his team is committed to touring Pakistan in March next year and the series won't be cancelled despite fresh concerns emerging over the new Omicron strain of COVID-19.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia reduce England to 128/6 at tea on Day 1
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Continuing their dominance with the ball, Australia reduced England to 128/6 at tea on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Root surpasses Graeme Smith's record of Test runs in a calendar year
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Adding another feather to his cap, England's Joe Root surpassed former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith's record of scoring most Test runs as captain in a calendar year, during Day 1 of the ongoing third Ashes Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Australia chief Hockley keeps Langer guessing on contract extension
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley refused to get into the issue of whether chief coach Justin Langer will get a contract extension once it expires after the month-long series against Pakistan in March-April next year, though he added that the former player will serve out his term.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia bundle out England for 185 in 1st innings
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Showing their dominance with the ball, Australia bowled out England for 185 in their first innings on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ex-Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar's mother passes away, Bhajji pays condolences
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar announced the demise of his mother on social media late on Saturday, drawing condolences from the cricketing fraternity including former India spinner Harbhajan Singh who retired from all forms of cricket recently.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: India win toss, elect to bat
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat first against South Africa in the first Test at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday. The Boxing Day Test marks the start of the three-match Test series between the two teams.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia 61/1 at stumps, trail England by 124 runs on Day 1
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Australia were 61/1 at stumps, trailing by 124 runs against England on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: South Africa wear black armbands in memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) In the first Test against India at SuperSport Park, the South Africa players were seen wearing black armbands in memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who passed away at the age of 90 in Cape Town on Sunday morning.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia dominate England on Day 1 with all-round show (Ld)
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Australia showed their dominance with both bat and ball and were in a commanding position against England at the end of the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul and Agarwal justify Kohli's bat-first decision with solid opening stand
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) India openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal justified captain Virat Kohli's decision to bat first with a careful yet solid opening stand as India reached 83/0 in 28 overs at lunch on day one of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Only thing England have done right on Ashes tour is turn up on time: Vaughan
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) On a day when England's batting was flattened again by the Australian bowlers in the Boxing Day Test at MCG, former captain Michael Vaughan was scathing in his attack of Joe Root's side, saying, "the only thing they've done right is turn up on time".
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Former India pacer Sreesanth set to play Ranji Trophy for Kerala, again
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Former India fast bowler S Sreesanth has been included in the 24-member preliminary squad of Kerala for the upcoming Ranji season. The 38-year-old is making a return to red-ball cricket after a gap of nearly nine years. Sreesanth last played a first-class match in 2013 when he was featured in the Irani Cup for the Rest of India against Mumbai.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes: Toss played crucial role in England's batting collapse, feels Bairstow
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) England batter Jonny Bairstow feels the toss played a crucial role in England's batting collapse against Australia on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday, saying that his side would have bowled as well considering the helpful conditions and tinge of green on the pitch.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Herath joins Bangladesh team after finishing quarantine
Tauranga, Dec 26 (IANS) Bangladesh spin bowling consultant Rangana Herath has completed his 14-day quarantine and has been allowed to join the team ahead of the two-Test series against New Zealand.
2021-12-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Himachal beat Tamil Nadu by 11 runs to win maiden title
Jaipur, Dec 26 (IANS) Riding on Shubham Arora's unbeaten century, Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu by 11 runs (VJD Method) in the final to win their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy title, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul, Kohli take India to safety at tea despite Ngidi's double strikes
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) KL Rahul and Virat Kohli kept India ticking despite double strikes by Lungi Ngidi as the tourists reached 157/2 at tea on day one of the Boxing Day Test at SuperSport Park. South Africa improved on their performance in the wicketless first session but Rahul and Mayank Agarwal crossed a century stand for the opening wicket while reaching their respective half-centuries. With Rahul and Kohli still at the crease, India are in a very good position in the match.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
ICC expresses sadness at the passing away of Ray Illingworth
Dubai, Dec 26 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday has expressed grief at the passing of former England captain Ray Illingworth at the age of 89. Illingworth, who had been undergoing radiotherapy for esophageal cancer, died on Saturday, leaving the cricket community in mourning.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul's sublime ton helps India rule day one of Boxing Day Test
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) A sublime century from KL Rahul helped India dominate day one of the Boxing Day Test at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday. At stumps, India are 272/3 in 90 overs with Rahul (batting 122) and Ajinkya Rahane (batting 40) at the crease on a day that totally belonged to the tourists'.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul century, Agarwal fifty help India dominate day one
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) A sublime century by KL Rahul, his fifth Test hundred outside Asia, along with a half-century from Mayank Agarwal helped India dominate day one of Boxing Day Test at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: I think the highlight for us as a team is Rahul getting a big hundred, says Agarwal
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) India opener Mayank Agarwal said that fellow opener and vice-captain KL Rahul getting a hundred on day one of the first Test at the SuperSport Park was the highlight for the team. He also hoped that Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane put up a big partnership on day two. India ended day one on 272/3 with Rahul carrying his bat through the day to stay unbeaten on 122 while Rahane was unconquered on 40.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
NFT Auction: Bat signed by 2011 World Cup winning team fetches USD 25,000
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) A bat signed by the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team was sold for USD 25,000 (Rs 18,76,000), while Australia batter David Warner's 2016 IPL-winning signed SunRisers Hyderabad jersey fetched the highest bid of USD 30,000 (Rs 22,51,200) in a non-fungible token (NFT) auction in Dubai.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: Very clear on the playing XI we want for Boxing Day Test, says Dravid (ld)
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) India head coach Rahul Dravid said that the members of the team are very clear about the composition of the playing eleven ahead of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion. But Dravid refused to reveal the playing eleven, saying that the world will get to know about it on the morning of the match. India begin their three-match Test series on Sunday.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Yuvraj Singh's bat becomes first minted NFT ever to be sent in orbit
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh's iconic bat has become the first minted NFT ever to be sent in orbit.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID UPDATE: Umpire tests positive, opening ODI between USA and Ireland cancelled
Lauderhill, Dec 25 (IANS) The opening One-day International between Ireland and the USA men's team on December 26 has been cancelled due to a positive COVID case in the umpiring team for the matches.
2021-12-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
England bench Burns, Broad as Crawley and Bairstow included for 3rd Ashes Test
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) The struggling England team made four changes for the Boxing Day Test from the side that lost the second Ashes Test by 275 runs, bringing in Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow as the tourists try to stage a comeback at the MCG after being 0-2 down.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pace bowler Scott Boland to debut at MCG; Cummins returns to lead
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) Victorian right-arm pace bowler Scott Boland is set to make his home Test debut after he was selected in the Playing XI for the Ashes game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground beginning on Boxing Day.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan joins Sydney Sixers in BBL
Sydney, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistani leg-spinner Shadab Khan has joined two-time defending champions Sydney Sixers for the remainder of the Big Bash League- 11 season.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cricketer Abid Ali begins rehabilitation after undergoing angioplasty
Karachi, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan Test cricketer Abid Ali has begun rehabilitation after undergoing an angioplasty procedure following complaint of chest pain during a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fixture recently.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Ashes: England hope to land a punch in Boxing Day Test
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) England Test captain Joe Root would be hoping that the four changes he has effected in the playing XI on the eve of the Boxing Day Test help his side claw back and make a fresh bid to regain the urn, which looks as good as lost after the humiliation in the first two Ashes games.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID UPDATE: Luck saved two more Aussie Test cricketers from being isolated
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) The Australian cricket team could have stared at a much bigger COVID crisis, and it's sheer luck that saved two more members of the Ashes squad from being isolated ahead of the second Test at the Adelaide Oval, captain Pat Cummins has revealed.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: India out to crack the South Africa code as tour begins with Boxing Day Test
Centurion, Dec 25 (IANS) After notching up scintillating wins in Australia (twice) and England, India will be out to crack the all-elusive South Africa code when the three-match Test series begins with Boxing Day game at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday.
2021-12-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket