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Cricket News February 6 Round-up: IPL Chairman Confirms WPL Dates & Venues; A Look at India's First Training Session in Nagpur

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Last Updated: February 07, 2023, 00:22 IST

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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

Feb 06, 2023 21:26 IST

WPL 2023 to be Held in Mumbai From March 4 to March 26: IPL Chairman Arun Dhumal

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)

Feb 06, 2023 20:12 IST

'Want the Ball to Turn From Day 1': Ex-India Head Coach Ravi Shastri Ahead of Nagpur Test

“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)

Feb 06, 2023 19:22 IST

'He can be Lethal in Indian Conditions': Shastri Names IND Player Whose Form Could 'Decide the Series'

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)

Feb 06, 2023 18:13 IST

'If India Want to Win, Then He Should Open with Rohit': Harbhajan Picks India's 2nd Opener for Australia Tests

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)

Feb 06, 2023 17:18 IST

WPL Auction: Indian Women Cricketers in Overseas Leagues And How They've Fared

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)

Feb 06, 2023 16:47 IST

How Ravi Shastri's Wrath Left Ex-fielding Coach 'Rattled'

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)

Feb 06, 2023 16:04 IST

The Weatherman is Back

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.

Feb 06, 2023 15:36 IST

A Legendary Picture

Feb 06, 2023 15:35 IST

Johnson's Guru Mantra to Australia

“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.

Feb 06, 2023 14:57 IST

T20 World Cup: All You Should Know

The latest edition of the women’s T20 World Cup will be held in South Africa with 10 teams taking part. Read More Here.

Feb 06, 2023 13:25 IST

Will Women's Premier League be Able to Sustain Financially? - Business of Sports With KSR

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.

Feb 06, 2023 13:03 IST

Ashwin is a Gun: Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja said Australia are working overtime to tackle the Ravichandran Ashwin threat with a team full of left-handers.

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Feb 06, 2023 12:21 IST

Australia Took Very Smart Decision: Jonty Rhodes

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”.

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Feb 06, 2023 11:18 IST

Australia to Hand Test Debut to Todd Murphy?

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?

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Feb 06, 2023 10:16 IST

Dasun Shanaka And Sikandar Raza Hit Fifties

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.

Feb 06, 2023 09:13 IST

Jadeja on His Rehabilitation

“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

Feb 06, 2023 08:23 IST

Hanuma Vihari Batted Despite Knowing The Risk

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

Feb 06, 2023 08:21 IST

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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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