Ravindra Jadeja and Vinay Kumar became the latest IPL millionaires.
Ravindra Jadeja and Vinay Kumar became the latest IPL millionaires.
New Delhi, Sep 23 (CRICKETNMORE): Former India star Virender Sehwag has asserted that newcomers like Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have made people "forget" bowlers like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. "It is a nice thing that we do not feel the pinch of not having two experienced spinners on our side, because our newcomers are performing very well," Sehwag told India TV. Kuldeep Yadav had clinched a hat-trick in the second One-Day International (ODI) against Australia in Kolkata on Thursday. Sehwag praised Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick, but added: "He must bowl according to his field placings, because in the second ODI, he gave away too many runs during his spell." The former explosive batsman also praised Yuzvendra Chahal, pointing out that he is often the go-to-man for India skipper Virat Kohli. "Chahal has the advantage of bowling on wickets like Bengaluru during the IPL matches. Chahal plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore, which is captained by Virat Kohli," he said. "So whenever there is a crisis, Kohli hands over the ball to Chahal." Sehwag felt that overall the Indian team appears to be strong, but the middle-order seems to be the "weak link". "The middle-order did not perform well in the first two ODIs, and captain Kohli needs to change the batting order. Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav should take advantage of the chances given to them, otherwise both have been flops till now," he said. "Team India presently seems to be as strong as Steve Waugh's or Ricky Ponting's Australian teams. The present Australian team lacks strength. I am confident Team India will win the series 5-0," the former opener added. Asserting that bowling is the weak link for the visitors, the 'Sultan of Multan' opined that the Indians will have to be wary of Australian batsmen Steve Smith, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell. "The Australian team does not have good bowlers except Nathan Coulter-Nile. In the batting order, we would have to remove Steve Smith, Warner and Maxwell at the earliest," Sehwag said. "Smith, in particular, because he always makes runs against India." Nathan Coulter-Nile had taken three wickets each in the first two ODIs against India. Sehwag, famous for his whacky comments on Twitter, heaped praise on Kohli. "Hothon Par Hansi, Dil Me Gam Hai, Australiawale Kohli se Tang Hain (With smiles on their faces, but sad at heart, the Aussies find Kohli intimidating)," he said. "Kohli as captain does not speak much, but his bat speaks for him. Kohli knows how to bring a game under his control, and that is why, India is on its winning streak," he added. "Dhoni, too, knew how to bring the game under his control." It was at Holkar Stadium in Indore, where the third ODI will be played on Sunday, that Sehwag had hit a double century (219 runs off 149 balls) against West Indies on December 8, 2011. In the same innings, he had crossed the 8,000-run mark in ODI cricket.
New Delhi, Sep 22 - An online betting racket was busted in Delhi and seven bookies arrested from north Delhi during the India-Australia cricket match a day earlier in Kolkata, police said on Friday. Sumit Malhotra, 30, Ashprit Singh, 25, Anubhav Anand, 22, Sumit Singh Sachdeva, 22, Satnam Singh, 38, Sachin Sehgal, 36, and Gagandeep, 31 -- all residents of Delhi -- were arrested from a flat in the Model Town area on Thursday night as the One Day International between India and Australia was on at the Eden Gardens, Deputy Commissioner of Police Milind Mahadeo Dumbere said. The accused were accepting bets online as well as through mobile phones. The bookies had downloaded a "betting assistance software" which shows rates, timings and preference of persons, the officer said. Police seized 12 mobile phones, three laptops and a notebook containing bets accepted during the match, among other things. The accused had accepted bets totalling Rs 1.95 lakh and won about Rs 27,570 in bet money, police said. The racket was on in the area for four weeks. IANS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and has asked the Indian cricket team to do realise Mahatma Gandhi's dream of Swachh India.
West Indies aim to bounce back and level terms, as they take on England in the third of the five-match ODI series at Bristol.
It's been 10 years since MS Dhoni and his group of young men created history by winning the inaugural edition of the World T20 in South Africa. The tournament was a life-changer for many, including skipper Dhoni, who showcased his nerves of steel to the world for the first time during the nail-biting final against Pakistan, which India won by five runs. Senior members of the team, including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly, had opted against featuring in the shortest format of the game.
After a frustrating close season transfer window, Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is making the best of his lot, with his personable approach reaping rewards. Despite finishing top of the Championship last season, Benitez was keen to significantly bolster his squad before the beginning of the new Premier League campaign. "I had a meeting with Mike and his advisers (in May)," the Spaniard told Sky Sports.
Despite all the limelight that his son is attracting, Hardik’s father Himanshu Pandya is confident that his son will never be distracted from his one true love – cricket.
Representatives of three firms — D D Mudra, Reliance IMG and Baseline Ventures Pvt. Ltd. — have given presentation to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for the naming rights of the iconic Wankhede Stadium in South Mumbai
London, Sept 22, 2017 (AFP) - England seamer Toby Roland-Jones is in danger of missing out on the Ashes tour of Australia, after his county Middlesex announced Friday a stress fracture of the back will rule him out of the rest of the domestic season.
The Sri Lankan players have called for an immediate inquiry into the match-fixing allegations made by former player Pramodaya Wickremesinghe against the current national team.
(Reuters) - Spaniard Dani Pedrosa lapped fastest for Honda on home soil on Friday but Valentino Rossi, returning three weeks after breaking his leg, was the centre of attention in a wet Aragon MotoGP practice. "The leg, after two practice sessions, is in a good condition, I don't feel a lot of pain," added the nine-times world champion. "For sure on the wet it's a bit easier, because it's less demanding to ride the bike, but I hope we will have better weather conditions tomorrow and on Sunday, in order to try to understand my level on the dry and also so we can work on the setting and the tyres." Rossi made a tentative start to the opening session on rain tyres, before completing 13 laps in the second stint to end up 20th on the combined timesheets.
Benoni, South Africa, Sept 22, 2017 (AFP) - The Bangladesh bowlers conceded a small first-innings lead against a South African Invitation XI on the second day of their three-day match at Willowmoore Park on Friday.
Johannesburg, Sep 22 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday named uncapped opening batsman Aiden Markram and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo for the first game of the two-Test series against Bangladesh, to be played at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom from September 28 to October 2. Both Aiden and Andile were part of the recent tour to England but did not feature in any of the Test matches. All-rounder Wayne Parnell has also been recalled to the 13-man squad with Vernon Philander, Chris Morris and Dale Steyn all ruled out through injury. Wiaan Mulder has been invited to join the squad as cover for Parnell, who will have to undergo a fitness test next week. "Aiden has been knocking on the door for some time now," National Selection Panel convener Linda Zondi said in a CSA statement. "He gained valuable insight into the Proteas team culture during the tour of England and he has shown maturity beyond his years, having captained South Africa to victory in the under-19 World Cup and as captain of the South Africa A four-day side. "The inclusion of Andile and Wayne provides the necessary all-rounders to give options as concerns the balance of the starting XI," he added. South Africa squad for first Test: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (WK), Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada. IANS
Tiger Woods is not hitting full shots and has no timetable for his return to competitive golf after undergoing his fourth back surgery in April, the former world number one said on Friday. In a wide-ranging post on his website that included thoughts about those affected by recent hurricanes and the earthquake in Mexico City as well as congratulations to outgoing U.S. Masters Tournament chairman Billy Payne, Woods said he is sleeping better and no longer has nerve pain going down his leg.
London, Sept 22, 2017 (AFP) - Irish boyband Boyzone indirectly caused a rain-lashed four-day English county championship cricket match to be abandoned without a ball being bowled on Friday.
We cannot ignore the possibility that some underhand deal was going on: the name of this missing batsman — Felix Calvert Ladbroke — tickles thoughts further in that direction.
Bijapur Bulls have ensured a date with Belagavi Panthers in the final of Karnataka Premier League 2017 with a four-wicket win over a spirited Namma Shivamogga side at the KSCA Rajnagar Stadium on Friday, September 22. Abhimanyu Mithun's late brilliant unbeaten 12-ball 32 – after he was dropped on nought by Liyan – provided the surge Bijapur needed to cross the line after Shivamogga, after being put in, went about defending their 157 for 5 with gusto. Having done well with the bat, Shivamogga had a right go at Biapur, picking wickets at regular intervals, pinning them back with spirited fielding.
A day after he rocked Middlesex with an eight-wicket haul, pacer Steven Finn was backed by his county captain Adam Voges to be part of England's Ashes squad, to be played later this year in Australia.
Michael Bevan enjoyed a decade long ODI career with Australia and established himself as one of the greatest to grace the format.
Sept.23 (CRICKETNMORE) - Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has been appointed as the head coach of Pakistan Super Leagues (PSL) new franchise Multan Sultan. The announcement was made by the franchise director of cricket, Wasim Akram during the launch of the teams kit and logo in Karachi. Addressing to ceremony, Wasim said, “Tom has great experience of coaching, especially for franchise-based cricket. His presence will lead Multan to new heights.” Moody represented Australia in 8 Test and 76 ODIs and was coach of Sri Lankas national cricket team from 2005 to 2007. He was also the coach of IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad and BPL team Rangpur Riders. The 51-year-old Moody said he was excited to be part of the franchise and was looking forward to working with Wasim Akram for making Multan Sultans a great team. “I am looking forward to being involved with Multan Sultans next year for the PSL and partnering-up with my old mate Wasim Akram,” Moody said in a video message. Australia pacer Cummins to skip T20I series against India With Inputs from Agency
Sept.23 (CRICKETNMORE) - Dhaka Dynamites represents the capital of Bangladesh in the league. Shakib al Hasan will be leading the side in the fifth edition of the league. Former Sri Lanka's legendary batsman Kumar Sangakkara will continue to remain with the side. Kevon Cooper, who had recently led his Trinbago Knight Riders to a win in the CPL, T20 Specialist bowler - Sunil Narine, all-rounder and T20 specialist Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson and Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir are all a part of the squad. Check the complete squad below: Dhaka Dynamites Squad in BPL 2017 Shakib Al Hasan (Icon), Kumar Sangakkara (wk) (Sri Lanka), Cameron Delport (South Africa), Shane Watson (Australia), Evin Lewis, Kevon Cooper, Rovman Powell, Ronsford Beaton, Sunil Narine (Windies), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Graeme Cremer (Zimbabwe), Mohammed Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan), Mehedi Maruf, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Hider, Mohammad Shahid, Jahurul Islam, Nadif Chowdhury, Saqlain Sajib, Joe Denly (England), Akeal Hosein, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam, Noor Hossain Saddam Sahir