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New Zealand in great place to create history: Trent Boult

The qualification process for the World Test Championship final is still a bit of enigma for Trent Boult but the New Zealand pace spearhead is confident that his team is capable of creating history when it clashes with India for the inaugural title. The WTC final is scheduled to be held in Southampton from June…

England vs New Zealand: After NZ loss, Alastair Cook fears

BIRMINGHAM: England great Alastair Cook delivered a stinging rebuke to the current team’s batsmen by saying they “can’t handle” the pressure of Test cricket as they suffered a humiliating series loss to New Zealand at Edgbaston on Sunday. New Zealand won a two-match contest 1-0, taking just 11 overs and 52 minutes’ playing time on…

India players’ families to be allowed for UK trip; no

The families of players and support staff of both the Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams will be allowed to accompany them during their lengthy tour of England this month, a senior BCCI source revealed on Tuesday. The BCCI had put in a request that the players be allowed the company of their loved ones…

Southampton curator aims for 'pace, bounce and carry' in WTC

SOUTHAMPTON: Head groundsman at Southampton Simon Lee is aiming to produce a pacy and bouncy pitch for the World Test Championship final with some assistance for spinners later on in the game. The final will be played between India and New Zealand from June 18. “Pitch preparation for this Test is a little simpler as…

PSL 2021 Schedule, Squads, Fixtures, Live Streaming: All you need

PSL 2021 Schedule, Teams, Fixtures, Squad, Start Date: The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set to resume from Wednesday in Abu Dhabi after a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The UAE’s Abu Dhabi will host all the remaining 20 matches of PSL 2021 under strict precautionary measures. Earlier…

WTC Final: Rohit Sharma would want to prove himself against

NEW DELHI: Who should open for India against New Zealand in the World Test Championships final? The answer seems to be quite straightforward. Though there are multiple opener options that the team management can pick from, most experts would say that Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are the prime picks for the two opening slots…

ICC WT20 Rankings: India’s Shafali Verma maintains top spot

Indian teen sensation Shafali Verma maintained her pole position among T20 batters while Kathryn Bryce became the first woman from Scotland to make it into the top-10 in the latest ICC rankings published on Tuesday. Shafali is holding onto her top rank with 776 ranking points well ahead of Australians Beth Mooney (744) and Meg…

Krunal Pandya: There are a lot of battles we fight

Just how difficult is it to be an athlete in these unprecedented times? The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world in multiple ways and one of the things athletes have to adjust to now is life inside very strict bio-bubbles. As a travelling athlete, life was already tough. Staying away from family, sometimes for months…

Batting stalwart Amol Muzumdar appointed Mumbai cricket team coach

Former cricketer Amol Muzumdar has been named as coach of the Mumbai cricket team for the upcoming 2021-22 domestic season. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA)’s Cricket Improvement Committee consisting of Jatin Paranjape (Chairman), Nilesh Kulkarni and Vinod Kambli appointed Muzumdar as the coach. The 46-year-old Muzumdar’s name was finalized after the CIC interviewed eight other…

India have got enough time to prepare, how quickly they

NEW DELHI: Former pacer Venkatesh Prasad feels that a high-on-resources India has got all bases covered to get past a high-on-confidence New Zealand in the World Test Championship final beginning June 18 at Southampton. Unlike his playing days, Prasad feels India now have a third or a fourth seamer who can maintain pressure built by…