Last Updated: February 07, 2023, 00:22 IST
New Delhi, India
It’s the Border-Gavaskar Trophy week folks. Four days from now, the Indian and Australian men’s cricket teams will be donning their white flannels, all geared up to start writing the latest chapter of their fierce rivalry in Nagpur. And not just that, we are also inching closer to the inaugural WPL auction as well which is expected to be held on February 13 in Mumbai. But a couple of days before that, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will get underway in South Africa. So an action-packed week is ahead of us. And we will be bringing out the latest updates of the all the cricketing action from across the globe. Keep a tab Read More
IPL Chairman Arun Kumar Dhumal on Monday confirmed that the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League will be played in Mumbai from March 4 to 26. (Full Story)
“I want the ball to turn from Day one! If you lose the toss, so be it. You want to see the ball turning a bit. Or something there for the bowlers on offer from Day one. It’s your strength. You’re playing at home. Capitalise on it,” he said in a press conference organised by Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Full Story)
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri thinks if ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin gets going with both bat and ball, he could well decide the outcome of the series. (Full Story)
While the team gears up for its first Test at home this year, the management is likely to face a selection conundrum ahead of the Nagpur encounter. Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has suggested that the hosts must go with the pair of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma as openers. Speaking in his latest YouTube video, Harbhajan explained why the team should prefer Gill ahead of KL Rahul as Rohit’s partner (Full Story)
Ahead of the auction, we take a look at the prominent India women stars who have played in overseas T20 leagues and how each fared. (Full Story)
I didn’t know, of course, that I was on speaker phone, that Ravi was listening in. I was fairly new to international cricket, and Ravi and I didn’t really know each other all that well. Apparently, he wasn’t very amused by what he heard. ‘Baadi,’ he thundered, referring to Arun by his nickname, ‘I told you these young coaches have no idea what I am doing. I had told you at the very beginning not to recommend such novice coaches. I was rattled. I knew there was merit in what I had told Arun, but I was unnerved by Ravi’s reaction and didn’t sleep very well that night. (Full Story)
Dinesh Karthik is all set to make his home debut as a commentator during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, scheduled to start on February 9. And ahead of this assignment, Karthik made another special announcement on Monday. Read More Here.
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“If the Aussies can bat first a couple of times early in the series, at venues which are expected to take a fair bit of spin, and get good first-innings totals on the board that will put a bit of pressure back onto India. Batting on a crumbling pitch in the fourth innings does not present the same threat to the home team as it does to the tourists,” wrote Johnson in his column. Read More Here.
The latest edition of the women’s T20 World Cup will be held in South Africa with 10 teams taking part. Read More Here.
Wherever you travel across the cricketing world, the only topic of discussion right now is women’s cricket.
India’s recent women’s Under-19 World Cup win, the upcoming women’s World Cup and finally the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) – a tournament with potential that was long talked about and is finally here.
So, speaking of potential, wonder what does the WPL have in store for the game? There are so many questions and while we look for the right answers, we have with us Mr K Shriniwas Rao – the Group Sports Editor at Network18 – to throw some light on these topics.
Cricketnext presents The Business of Sports – With @KShriniwasRao.
The FIRST episode is OUT NOW. We talk about the Women's Premier League in the very first episode of our series.
— News18 CricketNext (@cricketnext) February 6, 2023
Usman Khawaja said Australia are working overtime to tackle the Ravichandran Ashwin threat with a team full of left-handers.
When legendary South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes was asked about Australia not playing practice matches in India ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he said it was a “very smart decision”.
With the pitches in India expected to assist spinners more, Australia will be pondering upon their spin combination with as many as four specialist tweakers in their squad.
But will offspinner Todd Murphy get his debut?
Chasing MI Emirates’ 164 for 7, Dasun Shanaka and Sikandar Raza scored unbeaten knocks of 58 and 56 runs respectively off 36 deliveries each. Read More Here.
“Rehab, training and stuff, are things that you have to do regularly and you do start wondering if you will ever be fully fit. I was watching the World Cup on television and was thinking, ‘Arey yaar, I wish I was there’,” says Ravindra Jadeja as he awaits his international comeback. Read More Here
When I said that I wanted to bat, the physio told me 10 times that my career might be at risk if I am hit on the hand again while batting. Read More Here
Meanwhile, the India-Australia Test series will also be the comeback of allrounder Ravindra Jadeja who has been recovering from a knee injury for the past four-five months. He recently made his competitive return via Ranji Trophy where he put up an impressive show for his domestic team Saurashtra and will be eager to continue to good work in the Test whites as well.
The first Test between Zimbabwe and West Indies continues to be hit by rain as for the second day in a row. Both Windies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul have struck centuries having taken the total to 221/0. However, across the two days of the contest, just 89 overs of play has been possible so far at the Queen Sports Club in Bulawayo.
From the world of franchise cricket, Faf du Plessis is in blazing form in the inaugural SA20 as his scintillating innings of 92 has propelled Joburg Super Kings into the semifinals. In UAE’s ILT20, Dubai Capitals produced a superb display as they defeated MI Emirates by seven wickets thanks half-centuries from Dasun Shanaka and Sikandar Raza.
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