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Ravindra Jadeja reveals team India’s retro jersey for WTC final

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday shared a glimpse of Indian cricket team’s ‘Rewind to 90s’ look for their upcoming final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand, set to take place in Southamptom from June 18-22, 2021. Sharing a picture of himself in the team jersey on the social media platforms, Jadeja wrote, “Rewind…

On this day in 2013: MS Dhoni-led India won the

NEW DELHI: It was on this day, eight years ago, when MS Dhoni-led India defeated England in the final to win the Champions Trophy. The match was slated to be a 50-over contest, but rain curtailed the affair to 20-overs per side. England won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Dhoni-led side was…

Jemimah Rodrigues to play for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred

Young India batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues will play for Northern Superchargers in the inaugural edition of The Hundred in the UK starting on July 21. The 20-year-old joins her T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, opener Shafali Verma and all-rounder Deepti Sharma in the 100-ball tournament involving eight men’s and women’s teams. “I am really…

WTC Final: Kohli congratulates Watling on his last day in

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): As New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling stepped out to the field in international cricket for the final time on Wednesday, India skipper Virat Kohli was quick to congratulate him on a phenomenal career. Kohli congratulated Watling as both India and New Zealand stepped out to the field on the Reserve Day of the…

Australia lacks a finisher going into the T20 WC, says

Former captain Ricky Ponting feels Australia lacks a ‘finisher’ in the mould of former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni or all-rounder Hardik Pandya despite the abundance of experienced players ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup. Ponting also feels that unearthing a reliable middle or lower-order batsman who can keep wickets could kill two birds…

Watling returns to keep in farewell Test despite dislocated ring

SOUTHAMPTON: New Zealand wicketkeeper B J Watling returned to the field despite dislocating his right ring finger during the morning session of the World Test Championship Final against India, displaying the grit and courage he is known for in his farewell game. Watling had fittingly led the New Zealand team into the ground on the…

Start winning games rather than complaining: Aravinda de Silva to

Former Sri Lanka captain and legendary batsman Aravinda de Silva has asked the national team cricketers to “start winning games rather than complaining” as he defended the proposed annual players’ contracts prepared by the committee under him. De Silva said the players’ rejection of the central contracts was “unfair”, because the Board is offering more…

India vs New Zealand WTC Final: Looking at it as

India have taken the bold step of going in with five specialist batsmen, two frontline spinners in Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin and the veteran pacer Ishant Sharma over young Mohammed Siraj for the WTC Final. Usually, India tend to play a sixth specialist batsman in overseas Tests. With threat of rain looming over the…

Those one-and-a-half years were filled with sleepless nights… thought how

Ravindra Jadeja is set to travel to England where his fortunes dramatically changed for good in 2018. From being out of the team in Tests and ODIs, Jadeja is now one of the key all-format players of this team that wants to win the World Test Championship. In a chat with The Indian Express, Jadeja…

She was trained to play aggressively: Shafali's dad on her

NEW DELHI: Sanjeev Verma, father of India opener Shafali Verma, who scored 96 against England on Thursday, the highest for an Indian debutant in women’s Test cricket, was not surprised with the way his daughter went about the task for he says he had prepared her to play the aggressive way. “I am happy with…