India’s T20 machine is purring again. All the talk coming from within the team – from the coach to the captain to the players – is that they haven’t done much different. But it is fairly clear that the early exit from last year’s T20 World Cup has led to some sort of a revolution.
Month: July 2022
India Women 102 for 2 (Mandhana 63*) beat Pakistan Women 99 (Muneeba 32, Rana 2-15, Radha 2-18) by eight wickets India strengthened their dominance over Pakistan in women’s cricket, inflicting a tenth defeat over their neighbours in twelve T20 internationals with an eight-wicket win during their Commonwealth Games clash at Edgbaston on Sunday. In a
Toss England chose to bowl vs South Africa Jos Buttler opted to chase in the deciding T20I against South Africa as his men seek a first white-ball trophy at home this summer. England have managed at least one limited-overs series win at home since 2013, and this match is their last opportunity to get their
Bangladesh 136 for 3 (Litton 56, Afif 30*) beat Zimbabwe 135 for 8 (Raza 62, Mosaddek 5-20) by seven wickets Mosaddek Hossain‘s stunning opening spell set up Bangladesh’s series-levelling win against Zimbabwe in Harare. The part-time offspinner completed his maiden five-wicket haul in just the seventh over of the innings, and became only the fourth
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Rohit Sharma’s buoyant India will look to continue the winning run and extend their domination over the West Indies when they clash in the second T20 International on Monday. The visitors are coming off a comprehensive victory in the opener of the five-match series. What separated the two teams in the first match was not
New Zealand 167 for 2 (Bates 91*, Devine 48, Mlaba 1-33) beat South Africa 154 for 7 (Tryon 39, Devine 3-37) by 13 runs Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine showcased all their experience and class as they led New Zealand to victory over South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday. Bates led
Deepak Chahar has made a comeback to the Indian team after a gap of nearly six months, during which he was being treated for a back injury, for the ODI series in Zimbabwe in August. Rahul Tripathi has received a maiden ODI call-up as well, while Washington Sundar and Kuldeep Yadav have been included in
Big picture And just like that, England’s home white-ball summer is at its end. Twelve matches in 24 days may have been a treat for the fans but it proved tough on players and brought about one major casualty. Ben Stokes retired from ODIs after the first match against South Africa and was rested for
Zimbabwe 205 for 3 (Madhevere 67, Raza 65*, Mustafizur 2-50) beat Bangladesh 188 for 6 (Nurul 42*, Shanto 37, Jongwe 2-34) by 17 runs A late flourish by Bangladesh captain Nurul Hasan could not defy Zimbabwe, who kept their nerves to clinch a 17-run win in the first T20I and take a 1-0 lead in
New Hurricanes recruit Sandeep Lamichhane made quite an impact in his two seasons at the Melbourne Stars, with the Nepalese spinner taking 26 wickets in green.
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Barbados Women 144 for 4 (Kycia 62*, Matthews 51, Sana 2-41) beat Pakistan Women 129 for 6 (Dar 50*) by 15 runs Half-centuries from Hayley Matthews and Kycia Knight helped Barbados open their Commonwealth Games campaign against Pakistan with a 15-run win in Birmingham on Friday. Having been asked to bat, Barbados scored 144 for
India are ready to embrace the “odd failure” in their quest to ramp up the run rate across phases of a match, in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup, their captain Rohit Sharma has said after winning the first T20I against West Indies. “We want to try certain things when we bat in the
Out-of-favour Pakistan batter Ahmed Shehzad is eyeing a comeback in the national team. Shehzad, who last played for Pakistan in 2019, was dropped from the team after a lean patch with the bat, which was followed by a long-term injury that kept him out of the game. However, the 30-year-old has openly criticized the management
New Zealand 254 for 5 (Chapman 83, Bracewell 61*, Main 2-44) beat Scotland 152 for 9 (Greaves 37, Neesham 2-9, Rippon 2-37) by 102 runs The world-famous Johnnie Walker highball forms the focal point of the award-winning whisky tour on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. It is described by the Scotch blender’s own website as a “balanced
Rahul, India’s first-choice opener in the shortest format, has been on the sidelines, recovering from surgery for a sports hernia, since the end of the IPL in May 2022. He was expected to be back in action for the T20Is against West Indies, but caught the virus and was advised a further period of rest.
Australia Women 157 for 7 (Gardner 52*, Harris 37, Renuka 4-18) beat India Women 154 for 8 (Harmanpreet 52, Shafali 48, Jonassen 4-22) by three wickets Women’s cricket got off to a spectacular start in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, with Australia giving India a reminder that you can never write them off, even in
Though dates have not been finalised, the league is likely to start on January 11 next year with the final on February 12. That schedule could change slightly, but it still means South Africa’s T20 league will run almost concurrently with the UAE-based International League T20 (ILT20), which is due to take place between January
Heather Knight will miss England’s opening match of the Commonwealth Games, against Sri Lanka on Saturday, with a hip injury. Knight, the England captain, suffered the injury during the first T20I against South Africa on July 21 and subsequently missed the remaining two matches of that series, which her side won in her absence. Knight
Big picture There will be an air of expectation and anticipation at Harare Sports Club when Zimbabwe take on Bangladesh in three T20Is starting Saturday. Less than two weeks ago, Zimbabwe topped the T20 World Cup qualification tournament, signing off with a rousing show in the final when they beat Netherlands by 37 runs. Bangladesh
Toss West Indies chose to bowl vs India West Indies opted to bowl in the first T20I of the five-match series against India, at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba. Alzarri Joseph, who picked up two wickets in each of the two games he played in the preceding ODI series, was handed his T20I debut.
But Langer’s move will likely cause some intrigue as he comments on the team that he departed from in messy circumstances earlier this year. Langer had wanted to continue coaching Australia’s men’s team long-term, but was only offered a six-month contract extension in February after relationships with players and staff had become strained over the
Chris Gayle has signed up for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots for the inaugural 6IXTY, a T10 tournament that will run from August 24 to 28 in St Kitts, ahead of the Caribbean Premier League. West Indies openers Evin Lewis and Andre Fletcher as well as South African Dewald Brevis will be turning up for
Lizelle Lee has admitted that she did not meet CSA’s fitness requirements, and that is what led to her abrupt retirement from international cricket. In an interview with the BBC’s Stumped podcast, Lee revealed that after she failed to complete aspects of the fitness test, she was on the verge of being withdrawn from South
Eoin Morgan believes that the advent of the Hundred will help preserve the viability of English cricket, because it will give more prominence to home-grown players, and prevent a mass exodus of non-England internationals to lucrative overseas leagues. Speaking in the lead-up to this year’s Hundred, in which he will once again captain London Spirit
India haven’t won a T20 World Cup since their success in the inaugural edition in 2007. In the last edition, they couldn’t qualify for the knockouts despite being one of the favourites. But, according to Rohit Sharma, that is not evidence of the team’s “conservative” approach in the format. However, he said that the team
Sridharan Sriram will end his six-year tenure as an assistant coach with Australia’s men’s national team in order to focus on his coaching role with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. “After being on the road for six years it’s with a heavy heart I have decided to move on from my current role as
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