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Cricket News Daily, Saturday: Steve Smith May Lead in 4th Test Too, Dottin Reacts After Being Ruled Out of WPL 2023

Cricket Updates, Saturday: Follow to stay updated with all the latest developments from the world of cricket today including but not limited to the Border Gavaskar Trophy, England tour of Bangladesh, WPL 2023, PSL and more

By: Cricketnext Staff


Last Updated: March 04, 2023, 23:15 IST

New Delhi, India

Daily News Update, Saturday
Daily News Update, Saturday

Cricket News Daily, Saturday: March 4, 2023, will be remembered as a new chapter in Indian cricket history as the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League gets underway. On Saturday, the Gujarat Giants face Mumbai Indians women at the DY Patil stadium in Mumbai in the tournament opener.

The league will be a big opportunity for the domestic Indian players, who have till date lived in oblivion just like their male counterparts till 2008 when IPL started.

Harmanpreet, who herself hails from Punjab’s Moga recollected his initial days in Indian team and how her erstwhile seniors had helped her break Read More

Mar 04, 2023 23:15 IST

WPL 2023: MI Thrash GG

Harmanpreet Kaur scored a fifty as Saika Ishaque picked up four wickets to help Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Giants by 143 runs in the Women’s Premier League


Mar 04, 2023 22:39 IST

PCB Name Squads for Women's T20 League Exhibition Matches

Pakistan Cricket Board announced that Bismah Maroof and Dida Dar will captain the Amazons and Super Women respectively for the three Women’s T20 League exhibition matches.


Mar 04, 2023 21:36 IST

WPL 2023: MI Post 207/5 vs GG

Mumbai Indians post 207/5 from their 20 overs against Gujarat Giants in the first match of the Women’s Premier League.

Harmanpreet Kaur smashed a stunning half-century as the inaugural WPL got underway in front of a packed house in Mumbai.

WPL 2023: GG v MI – LIVE

Mar 04, 2023 20:37 IST

Irani Cup: Yashasvi Hundred Pips ROI Ahead

Yashasvi Jaiswal mauled a hapless Madhya Pradesh attack into submission with another near-flawless hundred as the Rest of India remained favourites to retain the Irani Cup.


Mar 04, 2023 19:57 IST

WPL 2023: Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians - Follow Live

Gujarat Giants won the toss and chose to bowl against Mumbai Indians.

WPL 2023: GG v MI – LIVE

Gujarat Giants XI: Beth Mooney(C/WK), Sabbhineni Meghana, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Dayalan Hemalatha, Georgia Wareham, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwar, Monica Patel, Mansi Joshi.

Mumbai Indians XI: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Yastika Bhatia (WK), Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Hayley Mathews, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Humaira Kaazi, Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque.

Mar 04, 2023 18:50 IST

'Has Been Goal of Ours For Quite a While Now': Steve Smith After Australia Qualify for WTC Final

Australia’s stand-in skipper Steve Smith was all praise for his players and support staff after the side qualified for the ICC World Test Championship 2023 final.

Australia’s convincing nine-wicket triumph over India in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Indore on Friday helped them book a place at this year’s ICC World Test Championship Final. (Read Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 17:54 IST

Steve Smith May Lead in 4th Test Too as Pat Cummins Stays Home

Steve Smith has no ambition to be Australia’s full-time captain again but the 33-year-old may continue to lead them in the fourth and final test against India as regular captain Pat Cummins stays put in Sydney.

Cummins returned home after the second test in Delhi to be with his ailing mother after Australia had dropped 2-0 behind in the four-test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Read Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 17:18 IST

Deandra Dottin Reacts After Being Ruled Out of WPL 2023

Ace West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin reacted on Twitter after getting ruled out of inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League. Dottin, who was signed by Gujarat Giants for INR 60 Lakh, was replaced by Australian pace bowler Kim Garth. (Read Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 16:44 IST

‘MI Look Stronger on Paper’: Ex-India Captain Anjum Chopra

Better late than never – a phrase that perfectly fits when we speak about the Women’s Premier League (WPL). For the past 15 years, Indian summers have mostly been about men’s franchise cricket but now, the dosage of entertainment will be doubled. The women cricketers from all across the world, divided into five teams, will lighten up the city of Mumbai as the WPL begins on Saturday with the mouth-watering clash between Beth Mooney’s Gujarat Giants and Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians Women at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. (Read Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 16:44 IST

Mohammed Shami Set to Return in Playing XI for 4th Test

India’s senior-most speedster Mohammed Shami is expected to feature in the playing XI for the final Test against Australia in Ahmedabad, starting March 9 after being rested for workload management during the Indore game.

The Indian team management, in consultation with medical staff, has decided to space out the pace bowlers, who are also going to play IPL regularly and are part of the ODI World Cup plan. (Read Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 16:43 IST

'You Might be Tendulkar, Kallis, Lara or Kohli, Even An Unknown Bowler Will Dismiss You on Indore Pitch'

Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh has joined the bandwagon of former players to slam the Indore Pitch where Australia beat the hosts by 9 wickets within three days. The Holkar Cricket Stadium pitch got a poor rating from the International Cricket Council as match referee Chris Broad stated in his report that it was favouring spinners right from the start of game and didn’t provide fair competition between bat and the ball. (Read Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 14:51 IST

WPL 2023: Tournament Opener Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians Rescheduled - Check Out New Timings

The face-off between Gujarat Ginats and Mumbai Indians women will now start at 8 pm IST at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai, with the toss set to take place at 7.30 pm. The opening ceremony, to be held before the tournament opener, will begin at 6:25 pm. (Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 11:42 IST

Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians Women WPL 2023 Match 1 Live Streaming: When and Where to Live Streaming on TV & Online

Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians Women, WPL 2023 Match 1: Know when and where to watch the live streaming online of the Women’s Premier League match between Gujarat Giants Women and Mumbai Indians Women. (Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 10:29 IST

'How Many Demerit Points Did Gabba Pitch Get When Match Ended in 2 Days': Sunil Gavaskar Slams ICC

Match referee Chris Broad stated that the Holkar Cricket Stadium pitch was favouring spinners from the start and didn’t provide fair competition between bat and the ball. (Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 09:43 IST

WPL 2023: Beginning of New Dawn for India's Gen-Next

The WPL will not just be about the creme-de-la-creme of world cricket with huge pay packets and reputations to play for but also for someone like Sneha Deepthi, who would like to prove that motherhood hasn’t robbed her of the passion to play elite sport. (Full Story)

Mar 04, 2023 09:43 IST

'Every Time we Play in India, Focus is Only on the Pitch': Rohit Sharma Slams Critics After Defeat in Indore Test

The Australian cricket fraternity took multiple shots at the pitch that saw 14 wickets falling on Day 1 and 16 on the second day. Moreover, neither side managed more than 200 runs in an innings. The talks began right from the opening day of the Indore Test when India suffered a horrendous collapse. However, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, silenced the critics, saying that none of those former cricketers ever played on pitches like this. (Full Story)


Viacom18, the broadcasters of the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL), announced on Friday that Anjum Chopra, Veda Krishnamurthy, Zaheer Khan and Aakash Chopra will be among the prominent names in their coverage of the tournament taking place from March 4-26.

Other members of the expert panel for the WPL include Punam Raut, Reema Malhotra, Natalie Germanos, Kate Cross, Mel Jones, Venkatesh Prasad, Parthiv Patel, Saba Karim, Pragyan Ojha, and Abhinav Mukund.

Updates from the BGT 2023

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that the pitch for the third Test of the ICC World Test Championship series between India and Australia at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore has been rated as “poor” under its Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process.

ICC Match Referee Chris Broad submitted his report to the ICC expressing the concerns of the match officials and after consulting with captains of both teams. Following the assessment, the venue has received three demerit points.

Following the assessment, the venue has received three demerit points. The report has been forwarded to the BCCI, who now have 14 days if they wish to appeal against the sanction.

Earlier on Friday, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne slammed unbeaten 49 and 28 respectively to take Australia to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over India in the third Test at Holkar Stadium.

Day three’s play began with Australia needing 76 runs to win on a minefield of a pitch. Despite losing Usman Khawaja early for a two-ball duck, Head and Labuschagne were able to make short work of the target and got the job done in 18.5 overs to make the four-game scoreline 2-1.

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