Team India skipper Rohit Sharma lamented the lack of runs after the team’s one-wicket loss in the first one-dayer against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday, December. He, however, also conceded that the bowlers could have done a better job in the last 10 overs of the match.
Arthur Morris, the man, and legend behind Bradman's unstoppable squad of the 1940s, was once asked why he left cricket. His response was a simple comment: “Poverty.” Any celebrated cricketer today, 80 years later, would give a dramatically different response to the same question.
These days, it is not even unusual to see numerous cricketers dabbling in new enterprises in order to make sure that they will have a good wage even after hanging up their gloves.
Cricket was invented more than 300 years ago and has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. The sport is popular in many parts of the world, but India is a country that is absolutely crazy about cricket. In fact, IPL and cricket are the most popular forms of entertainment across India with hundreds of millions of devoted fans.
Both New Zealand and Indian captains, Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan, admitted that rain was a major disappointment in the entire series comprising three T20Is and ODIs. The series, somewhat fittingly, ended with an abandoned game in Christchurch on Wednesday, November 30.
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh reckons that too much cricket is being played currently. Referring to the recently-concluded one-day series between the Aussies and T20 world champions England, he lamented that Australia "has almost overdosed" on the game, as a result of which there was hardly any interest in the series between the two sides.
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has claimed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the best thing to have happened to Indian cricket. He also stated that it was unfair to blame the league for the national team’s poor performance, adding that only the players must be held accountable.
Young Team India batter Shubman Gill has stated that he not thinking of the possibility of being a regular member of the ODI outfit as of now. He asserted that his aim presently is to make the most of his opportunities and leave an impact.
New Zealand came up with an excellent effort to beat India by seven wickets in the first one-dayer in Auckland on Friday, November 25 and go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Sent into bat after losing the toss, the Men in Blue put up 306/7 as Shreyas Iyer (80), Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50) struck half-centuries, while Washington Sundar (37* off 16) played a nice cameo. However, in the chase, Tom Latham struck a brilliant 145* off 104 balls as the hosts cruised to victory in 47.1 overs. Latham and Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson (94* off 98) added an unbroken 221 runs for the fourth wicket.
Veteran Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan has asserted that he has matured as a leader and does not hesitate in taking decisions, putting team goals over an individual. With Rohit Sharma being rested for the New Zealand series, the 36-year-old left-hander will lead the Men in Blue in the three-match one-day series that starts in Auckland on Friday, November 25.
Fast bowler Kuldeep Sen and all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed have been named as replacements for Yash Dayal and Ravindra Jadeja in India’s squad for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh, which will be played in December. An official BCCI release on Wednesday, November 23 confirmed the changes.
India's stand-in captain Hardik Pandya opened up on the decision to bench Sanju Samson and Umran Malik during the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. While admitting that those missing out are bound to feel bad, he backed the management’s tactics, pointing out that it was only a three-match series. He also assured that players will get enough chances in the future.
November 21, 2022 is a day N Jagadeesan is unlikely to forget for the rest of his life. And why not? It was day when the Tamil Nadu keeper-batter and opener smashed a number of List A records in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 match against Arunachal Pradesh.
In-form Team India batter Suryakumar Yadav scored a spectacular 111 off 51 balls as the Men in Blue beat New Zealand by 65 runs in the second T20I of the three-match series in Mount Maunganui on Sunday, November 20.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has asserted that there is no harm in the team identifying a new captain for the T20I format. He stated very clearly that if that name is all-rounder Hardik Pandya, then so be it.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain reckons that Team India captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid tried to alter the Men in Blue’s style of play after their exit from the T20 World Cup last year. He admitted that while the players were able to implement the changes in bilateral series’, they fell back into the defensive trap in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Based on the BCCI deadline, all 10 Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have announced their list of released and retained players ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction, which will be held in Kochi on December 23. Ahead of the retention announcement, some trades took place as well.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels that it is imperative for India to groom one more player as leader and not just look at Hardik Pandya alone as future captaincy option. Pathan made the statement keeping the T20 World Cup in 2024. According to him, India must ideally look to create a pool of leaders
England beat Pakistan by five wickets in the T20 World Cup 2022 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13 to clinch the coveted trophy. Sam Curran (3/12) and Ben Stokes (52 not out of 49) made the chief contributions in England’s win at the MCG. With the triumph, the England Men’s team now hold both the 50-over and 20-over white-ball crowns.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has stated that he has tried to motivate the Pakistan cricket team ahead of their T20 World Cup 2022 final against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13. Raja revealed that he tried to give the same message to the team that Imran Khan gave when the country won the 1992 World Cup at the same venue 30 years ago.
Openers Alex Hales (86* off 47) and Jos Buttler (80* off 49) added a record 170 runs for the opening wicket as England walloped India by 10 wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. The Hales-Buttler stand is now the highest ever partnership in T20 World Cup history, going past the 168 added by Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw earlier in this same edition.
Pakistan came up with a terrific all-round show to defeat New Zealand by seven wickets in the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday, November 9. Batting first after winning the toss, the Kiwis put up 152/4 in their 20 overs. Pakistan chased down the target in 19.1 overs.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has stated that it is hard to know whether playing their third match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday, November 9, will be an advantage or a disadvantage. The Kiwis began their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign in Sydney with a terrific triumph over Australia by 89 runs. They posted 200 on the board and their bowlers then held the defending champions to 111 all out.
Suryakumar Yadav continued his great form with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls as India beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs in match number 42 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 6. India had qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup after South Africa went down to Netherlands by 13 runs in the first match of the triple-header. Still, India had a lot of play for against Zimbabwe. A win would have seen them top Group 2, which they did.
Left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi claimed four wickets for 22 runs, his career-best T20I performance, as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match on Sunday, November 6 in Adelaide. The win saw them book a place in the semi-final from Group 2 after South Africa were knocked out following their 13-run loss to Netherlands. India also progressed by virtue of the Proteas failing to finish in the top two.
Netherlands upset South Africa by 13 runs in match number 40 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide on Sunday, November 6. The Super 12 game had massive repercussions on Group 2. The Proteas got knocked out of the competition, while India booked their place in the semi-final. Irrespective of what happens against Zimbabwe later in the day, they will finish in the top two. Also, the winner of the Pakistan-Bangladesh clash will make it to the semis from Group 2.
England beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in match number 39 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday, November 5. The win was a far from convincing one as England went from 75 for no loss to 111 for 5 in their chase of 142. However, getting over the finish line was what mattered the most. They got home in 19.4 overs to clinch a berth in the semi-finals from Group 1 and knock out defending champions and hosts Australia.
Australia survived a blazing innings from Rashid Khan (48 not out off 23 balls) to beat Afghanistan by four runs in match number 38 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, November 4. With the win, the Aussies kept their semi-final qualification hopes alive. If Sri Lanka defeat England on Saturday, Australia will finish in the top two and progress to the next round from Group 1 with New Zealand, who have already qualified.
The ICC World T20 is the flagship tournament for the men's T20 format, and it usually takes place every two years. The most recent edition of this prestigious event is being held in Australia between 16th October and 13th November. As the eighth instalment of the tournament, fans will watch 16 teams go head to head in 45 matches. If you're new to cricket or you just want to know more about the ICC men's T20 World Cup, keep reading for more information.
New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs in match number 37 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, November 4. Later in the day, they became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament.
India beat Bangladesh by 5 runs (D/L method) in match number 35 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2. Sent into bat after losing the toss, India put up an impressive 184/6 on the board. Virat Kohli top-scored yet again with an unbeaten 64 off 44 balls, while KL Rahul scored exactly fifty. In Bangladesh’s revised chase of 151 in 16 overs, Litton Das slammed a superb 60 off 27 balls. However, the chasing side lost their way after his dismissal and ended up on 145/6.
Netherlands beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in match number 34 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2. While the Group 2 clash in the Super 12 round will not have any bearing on the semi-final qualification scenario, the Dutch did put up a commendable effort.
England beat New Zealand by 20 runs in match number 33 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, November 1. Batting first after winning the toss in the key Group 1 Super 12 match, England put up an impressive 179 for 6 on the board. English skipper Jos Buttler led from the front with 73 off 47 balls. For New Zealand, Glenn Phillips continued his great form, scoring 62 off 36 balls. However, his effort did not result in a Kiwi win as the chasing side were held to 159 for 6.
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by six wickets in a Super 12 match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at The Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, November 1. Batting first after winning the toss in the Group 1 game, Afghanistan put up a disappointing 144 for 8 as Wanindu Hasaranga picked up 3 for 13, while Lahiru Kumara claimed 2 for 30. In response, Dhananjaya de Silva scored an unbeaten 66 off 42 as Sri Lanka crossed the target in 18.3 overs. The win kept Sri Lanka in contention for the semi-finals, while Afghanistan were knocked out.
Australia beat Ireland by 42 runs in match number 31 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba in Brisbane on Monday, October 31. Batting first after losing the toss in the Group 1 Super 12 game, the Aussies posted an impressive 179 for 5 on the board in their 20 overs. Aaron Finch led from the front with 63 off 44 balls, while Marcus Stoinis contributed 35 in 25 balls. In response, Ireland were held to 137 all out in 18.1 overs.
South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi claimed 4 for 29, while Wayne Parnell picked up 3 for 15 as the Proteas defeated India in five wickets in match number 30 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the pacy Perth stadium on Sunday, October 30. With the win, South Africa went to the top of the table in Group 2, with five points.
Pakistan beat Netherlands by six wickets in match number 29 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Perth on Sunday, October 30. Pakistan had to win this Group 2 Super 12 game to stay in contention for a place in the semi-final of the ICC event.
Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by three runs in match number 28 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the The Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday, October 30. Bangladesh batted first after winning the toss and posted 150 for 7. Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto top-scored with 71 off 55 balls. However, they were also aided by a poor fielding effort by Zimbabwe. In response, Zimbabwe were held to 147 for 8 despite Sean Williams’ 64 off 42 balls.
Glenn Phillips (104 off 64) and Trent Boult (4 for 13) came up with impressive performances as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs in match number 27 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, October 29. Batting first after winning the toss, the Kiwis scored 167 for 7 in their 20 overs. Their bowlers then held Sri Lanka to 102 in 19.2 overs.
Zimbabwe caused yet another upset in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Thursday, October 27 in Perth, defeating Pakistan by 1 run in a low-scoring contest. Batting first after winning the toss, Zimbabwe were held to 130 for 8 in their 20 overs. However, Pakistan failed to get over the line and were restricted to 129 for 8 in response.
Team India came up with a methodical performance to beat Netherlands by 56 runs in match number 23 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday, October 27. Batting first after winning the toss in the Group 2 clash, the Men in Blue posted an impressive 179 for 2 on the board.
South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 104 runs in match number 22 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday, October 27. In the Group 2 Super 12 match, the Proteas posted 205 for 5 after winning the toss and batting first. Rilee Rossouw top-scored with 109 off 56 balls, while Quinton de Kock contributed 63 off 38.
Ireland stunned England by five runs via the D/L method in match number 20 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Wednesday, October 26. Bowling first after winning the toss in the Group 1 Super 12 clash, England held Ireland to 157 all out. However, their batting disappointed again. They were 105 for 5 after 14.3 overs when rain forced the game to an end. Ireland were declared winners, being ahead on the DLS score.
Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (59 not out off 18 balls) came up with an incredible display of big-hitting as the hosts got the better of Sri Lanka by seven wickets in match number 19 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Tuesday, October 25. Chasing 158 for victory in the Group 1 match in Perth, Stoinis recorded the fastest T20I half-century by an Australian, which came off only 17 balls.
Zimbabwe narrowly survived defeat against South Africa in match number 18 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 24. In a rain-marred encounter, South Africa needed 13 runs to win from four overs. However, rain played spoilsport again and no further overs were possible. South Africa finished on 51 for no loss in 3 overs in a chase of 64 in seven overs. Both teams shared points as the match was called off.
Taskin Ahmed registered excellent figures of 4 for 25 as Bangladesh beat Netherlands by nine runs in match number 17 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 24. Batting first after losing the toss, Bangladesh managed a disappointing 144 for 8. However, their bowlers - Taskin and Hasan Mahmud 2 for 15 - ensured that their team did not suffer an upset at the hands of the Dutch outfit.
Virat Kohli scored a sensational 82 not out in 53 balls as India beat Pakistan by four wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, October 23. Chasing 160 for victory, India lost four wickets for 31 runs. However, Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40 off 37) added 113 for the fifth wicket to give India some hope. Some incredible six-hitting from Kohli at the end took India past the finish line.
Sri Lanka defeated Ireland by nine wickets in Match number 15 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Sunday, October 23. Ireland batted first after winning the toss, but only managed to put up 128/8 on the board. Sri Lanka then got home in the chase in 15 overs.
Sam Curran claimed 5 for 10 as England beat Afghanistan by five wickets in a Super 12 match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Perth on Saturday, October 22. England bowled first after winning the toss and Curran’s brilliance restricted the opposition to 112 in 19.4 overs. Mark Wood struck early for England, sending back Rahmanullah Gurbaz for 10. At the other end, Ben Stokes sent back a struggling Hazratullah Zazai for 7 off 17 deliveries.
In yet another unexpected result in the T20 World Cup 2022, New Zealand got the better of Australia by 89 runs in the first Super 12 match of the ICC event at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday, October 22. This was New Zealand’s first win over Australia in Australia in over a decade.
Namibia’s T20 World Cup 2022 campaign began with a historic win against Sri Lanka in the tournament opener. However, it ended in heartbreak as they went down to UAE on Thursday, October 20 in Geelong and failed to qualify for the Super 12. UAE, on the other hand, created history, registering their first-ever win in the T20 World Cup.
Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka have confirmed their presence in the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup 2022. The island nation defeat Netherlands by 16 runs match number nine of the ICC event at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Thursday, October 20.
Pacers Alzarri Joseph (4/16) and Jason Holder (3/12) came up with excellent bowling performances as West Indies defeated Zimbabwe by 31 runs in match number eight of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday, October 19.
Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets in the match number seven of the T20 World 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday, October 19. Curtis Campher came up with a brilliant all-round effort to guide Ireland to an important winning following their defeat against Zimbabwe.
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The mood has been set and all eyes now are on October 23 high voltage match when arch-rivals India and Pakistan will clash in the first Super 12 Group B game of the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament. The cricket world will surely stand still when the rivals will collide at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Sri Lanka beat United Arab Emirates by 79 runs in match number six of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Tuesday, October 18. The big win in Group A means that Sri Lanka are still in contention for a place in the Super 12.
Netherlands got the better of Namibia by five wickets in a Group A match of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Tuesday (October 18). With this win, the Dutch went to the top of the table in Group A, registering their second triumph in as many games.
Sikandar Raza smashed 82 off only 48 balls as Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 31 runs in a Group B encounter of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 17. Zimbabwe were sent into bat by Ireland after they lost the toss. They got off to a poor start, losing four wickets for 79 by the halfway stage. Regis Chakabva (0), Craig Ervine (9), Wesley Madhevere (22) and Sean Williams (12) were all back in the hut.
After Namibia got the better of Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the T20 World Cup 2022, Scotland caused another major upset, defeating West Indies by 42 runs at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 17.
Netherlands defeated United Arab Emirates by three wickets in match number two of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Sunday, October 16. Batting first after winning the toss, UAE came up with a disappointing performance and were held to 111 for 8.
Namibia caused a massive upset in the first match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, defeating Sri Lanka by 55 runs at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Sunday (October 16). Sent into bat first after losing the toss, Namibia recovered from 93 for 6 to post a decent 163 for 7.
Finally, the much-awaited announcement has been made by the BCCI with respect to replacement of Jasprit Bumrah, who has been ruled out from the ICC Men's T20 World Cup scheduled to be played from October 16 to November 13 in Australia. Mohammad Shami has been officially named. He has reached the host country and is learned have been linked up with the Team India squad in Brisbane ahead of the first warm-up match against Australia on October 17.
The current Team India squad assembled at the T20 World Cup in Australia is the best ever team, stated former India coach Ravi Shastri. He was in charge of the 2021 T20 World Cup and the boys didn't qualify for the knockout phase then.
Leaders are not born in a day and fame like Narendra Modi, Ambani and Sachin Tendulkar requires time, states Sourav Ganguly, whose tenure as president of BCCI has not been renewed. Roger Binny is believed to take the chair next.
Former India captain and white ball batting great MS Dhoni has named Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar as his cricketing role model. He admitted that that he wanted to play like the Master Blaster, but realized that he couldn’t do so.
Mohamed Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur will be flying to Australia to join the Indian contingent for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be played from October 16 to November 13. It is yet to be officially learned which of these players will be joining the main squad.
India bowled out all the ten wickets of South Africa in 27.1 overs and restricted the guest team for a paltry 99 runs in the third and final match of the bilateral ODI series. Wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav grabbed four wickets in 4.1 overs and spared just 18 runs. He was announced Player of the Match. Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj and Shahbaz Ahmed shared 2 wickets each.
Thailand scripts history, but thanks to the bad weather. The women's cricket team has advanced to the semi-finals of the Asia Cup, for the first time since 2012 when it debuted in the event. It is ranked fourth in the points table. The top in the list is India with 10 points and 3.141 NRR followed by Pakistan with 10 points and 1.806 NRR. Sri Lanka is placed third with 8 points. Bangladesh, UAE and Malaysia have been eliminated in the league phase.
Legendary former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram reckons that veteran Team India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar might struggle in Australia due to his lack of pace. Bhuvneshwar had a tremendous white ball tour of England, where he made life difficult for the hosts, extracting a lot of movement out of the helpful surfaces. However, he has been pedestrian in the last few T20I games.
The most anticipated cricketing event of the year, the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 kicks off on the October 16th 2022 with Sri Lanka locking horns against Namibia. Australia are the defending champions, and they have home ground advantage for this year’s tournament, but they will up against the best of South Africa, India, England, Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, who will all be looking to wrest the Trophy away from the hosts.
Suryakumar is in best form and arguably being considered as the finest Twenty20 batter in Team India. Playing Monday against the Western Australia XI he was witnessed smashing astonishing 3 sixes and 3 fours, pocketing 52 runs in 35 balls at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground in Perth, Australia.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has defended the team’s bowlers, who went for plenty of runs in recent T20I matches. The Men in Blue beat Australia as well as South Africa at home in consecutive series by 2-1 margins. However, India’s bowlers were very expensive not just at home, but even in the preceding Asia Cup in the UAE.
India beat South Africa by seven wickets in the second one-dayer of the three-match series at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Sunday, October 9. Bowling first after losing the toss, the Men in Blue restricted the Proteas to 278 for 7.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held from October 16 to November 13 across multiple venues in Australia. Rohit Sharma will be leading Team India and KL Rahul is appointed as vice-captain. Below are the important people who are equally responsible to claim the title once again after 15 years:
Chasing a target of 138, the Indian women team fell short of 13 runs at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium to win against Pakistan in the 13th match of the 2022 Women's T20 Asia Cup. The highest scorer was Richa Ghosh with 26 runs in 13 balls that include 3 sixes and one 4s.