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Cricket News Daily Wrap: WPL Auction to Take Place in Mumbai on February 13; Border-Gavaskar Trophy History

Live Cricket Updates, Tuesday: Follow us to keep up to date with the latest developments from the world of cricket today including but not limited to the Border Gavaskar Trophy, WPL 2023, WPL, Zimbabwe vs West Indies 2023 and more

By: Cricketnext Staff


Last Updated: February 08, 2023, 00:07 IST

New Delhi, India

India and Australia have yet not booked a place in the World Test Championship final
India and Australia have yet not booked a place in the World Test Championship final (AFP Image)

India and Australia continue their preparations for the series opening Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur. Plenty of chatter around how the presence/absence of player(s) improves/diminishes the chances of a certain team, plenty of chatter around the nature of the pitch with media reports claiming the curators might be churning out rank turners. Whatever the challenge the pitches of the series throw up, it will be equally if not more daunting to India and Australia.

Meanwhile, the day started with Australia’s limited-overs star Aaron Finch announcing he’s retiring from international cricket. Finch captained Read More

Feb 07, 2023 23:49 IST

Kamran Akmal Announces Retirement From All Forms of Cricketer

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after being named on the national selection committee.

Kamran told the media on Tuesday that he had taken retirement with immediate since he had also taken up coaching as a profession. (Read Full Story Here)

Feb 07, 2023 23:21 IST

Rohit Sharma and Co Look All Charged Up in Photoshoot Ahead of Nagpur Test

Team India players looked all charged up during the photoshoot session ahead of the series opener against Australia in Nagpur. The two cricketing powerhouses are all set to clash against each other to get their hands on the coveted Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India have won the last three Test series against Australia out of which two came Down Under as Pat Cummins and Co. will look to take revenge for the past few humiliations. (Read Full Story Here)

Feb 07, 2023 22:14 IST

Iceland Cricket’s Tweet on SRK’s Pathaan Ahead of India vs Australia Test Series

India’s love for cinema and cricket is an open secret. From boisterously waving flags in the stadium to whistling in the cinema halls, most Indian fans feel a plethora of emotions running strongly through their veins. As Team India prepares to face Australia, the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathaan seems to have become the central point of attraction among the global cricket fraternity. The movie has already collected over Rs 400 crore in India in just two weeks, making it one of the fastest Hindi films to do so. The Pathaan fever seems to have spread overseas as well.  (Read Full Story Here)

Feb 07, 2023 21:29 IST

India vs Australia, 1st Test: Spin on Everybody’s Mind at Jamtha

India and Australia have four frontline spinners each in their respective squad for the first two Tests along with a healthy dose of six net bowlers who are spinners for India and an equal amount for the Aussies as well, including a Ravichandran Ashwin lookalike. Add to that a dry pitch at the Jamtha which is in dire need of some gardening. And what you get is a cauldron, a piping hot cauldron ready to serve you the series opener of a potentially riveting Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2022-23. (Read Full Report Here)

Feb 07, 2023 20:37 IST

'I Touched Ashwin's Feet And Sought His Blessings, Kohli Wished me Luck': Mahesh Pithiya

Young Baroda spinner Mahesh Pithiya is in the limelight after being called up as a net bowler in the Australian camp for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar trophy. Australia flew in the young off-spinner whose bowling action is quite similar to that of Ravichandran Ashwin as he is expected to cause trouble for the visitors in the four-match Test series. (Read Full Story)

Feb 07, 2023 19:50 IST

A Recap of What Happened During the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The last time India and Australia locked horns for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, they created magic. How else do you describe the stunning comeback of a side from a historic low, loss of several key players to various injuries, alleged racism to breaching what was erstwhile referred to as Australia’s Fortress Gabba and returning home with the trophy?

Such was the impact that a poll conducted by the International Cricket Council resulted in the 2020-21 Border Gavaskar Trophy being crowned as the ‘Ultimate Test Series’. (Read Full Story Here)

Feb 07, 2023 19:22 IST

WPL Auction to Take Place in Mumbai on February 13

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that the auction of the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League will take place at the  Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai on February 13th, 2023. The cricket governing body has taken a big step towards the development of women’s cricket as the five-team franchise league is all set to take centerstage in March. (Read Full Story)

Feb 07, 2023 18:09 IST

Mohammed Siraj, Shubman Gill Contenders For ICC Men's Player of the Month Award

India pacer Mohammed Siraj and opener Shubman Gill were on Tuesday nominated for the ICC Player of the Month Award for their stellar show in January. New Zealand opener Devon Conway, who has had a fine start to the year with three hundreds and two fifties across formats, is the third contender for the award. (Read Full Story Here)

Feb 07, 2023 17:37 IST

'Don't Think He's Even Faced Fast-bowling Yet'

Premier Australia batter Steve Smith has provided an update on Cameron Green’s availability for the first Test match against India in Nagpur. Green sustained a finger injury during Boxing Day Test against South Africa last year. The upcoming four-match Test series is crucial for both teams in the context of the World Test Championship final. Australia head coach Andrew McDonald, earlier, hinted that Green might play as a pure batter in the series opener. (Read Full Story Here)

Feb 07, 2023 16:48 IST

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: A Brief History Of India vs Australia Epic Test Rivalry

Rivalry is something which adds intensity and excitement to the game as fans dip into their emotions while backing their favourite athlete/team to succeed. India vs Australia is one rivalry that has grown into something bigger in the past decade or so. The two cricketing powerhouses faced each other in late 1947 a few months after India’s independence from the British Raj.

The rivalry ignited when the trophy of India vs Australia Test series was named after two of the greats of their respective teams – Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar, and from 1996, the two opponents began playing for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Read Full Story Here)

Feb 07, 2023 16:32 IST

How Border-Gavaskar Trophy Results Can Shape Final of World Test Championship

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is all set to take centerstage as the two cricketing powerhouses will clash against each other to prove their supremacy over each other. Both are under contrasting pressure as Australia have to break the losing streak as they lost the last three series to India, while Rohit Sharma and Co have to extend their domination. However, the one thing which is common for both teams regarding the series is the race to enter the final of the World Test Championship. (Read Full Story)

Feb 07, 2023 15:27 IST

ICC Women's T20 World Cup : What is India's Full Schedule?

Ten teams will be battling it out for the illustrious trophy, with the tournament less than a week away. The Indian side came excruciatingly close to winning the tournament in the last edition but lost out to Australia in the final match. The Women in Blue will be hoping to get one better and go all the way this time. India’s Full Schedule Here.

Feb 07, 2023 13:57 IST

Gilchrist Thinks Australia Will Play Green as Batter in Nagpur

“Such is the way of this psyche of the selectors and this team, I think they’ll start with Green at six, assuming he’s fully fit and not hindered by that finger injury at all,” Adam Gilchrist told Sen Radio. Read More Here.

Feb 07, 2023 13:15 IST

'Shades of Kapil Dev in SKY'

A former Mumbai coach who saw Suryakumar Yadav when he was in his initial days of domestic career has thinks the India batter’s style reminded him of how Kapil Dev used to play. Read More Here.

Feb 07, 2023 12:18 IST

Australia Have No Chance vs India

Former India cricketer has made a bold prediction claiming Australia will not win a single Test during their upcoming four-match series


Feb 07, 2023 11:00 IST

Ashwin Thinks Pakistan Will Travel to India For WC Despite Boycott Threat

“When we say that we won’t go to their place, they will that they will also not come to our place. Similarly, Pakistan has said that they will also not come to the World Cup. But however, I think it is not possible,” India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin says. Read More Here.

Feb 07, 2023 10:06 IST

Dodda Ganesh Backs India

Feb 07, 2023 09:17 IST

On This Day: Kumble Claims 10-fer

On February7, 1999, Anil Kumble became the second bowler after England’s Jim Laker (1956) to claim a perfect 10 wickets in a single Test inning. Read More Here.

Feb 07, 2023 08:13 IST

Finch Says Goodbye to International Cricket

Aaron Finch says he’s retiring from international cricket. “Realising that I won’t be playing on until the next T20 World Cup in 2024, now is the right moment to step down and give the team time to plan and build towards that event,” Finch said on Tuesday. Read More Here.

Feb 07, 2023 08:12 IST

Trial by Spin for Ishan; Toss up between SKY And Gill For Nagpur Test

Our man Vineet Ramakrishnan is in Nagpur and reports that Ishan Kishan, who is hoping for a Test debut, was subject to a trial by spin during a training session under the watchful gaze of batting coach Vikram Rathour. He watched India’s entire training session and has gleaned some interesting observations for you. Read More Here.

the Aussies to their maiden T20 World Cup triumph in 2021. He though will continue playing domestic T20 cricket.

In Zimbabwe, a certain Chanderpaul has started making some noise. Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of legendary West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has scored a maiden Test ton and converted it into a double-century in the first Test against Zimbabwe. Tagenarine scored 207 before being dismissed.

IPL chairman Arun Dhumal has confirmed the dates for the inaugural Women’s Premier League – March 4-26. All the matches are to be played in Mumbai.

Should there be a rank turner, what should be India’s spin combination then?

Given Ravichandran Ashwin is a sure starter and will have the fit-again Ravindra Jadeja for company then should India go with another specialist spinner? Who makes the cut – Axar Patel who can bat a bit or Kuldeep Yadav?

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri though backs “Kuldeep playing, straightaway.”


He explains, “You have got Ravindra Jadeja, Axar and him are pretty similar while Kuldeep is different. Also, if you lose the toss and want the ball to spin then. if there is anyone who can spin the ball on day one it will be Kuldeep.”

Another interesting selection call facing the Indian team management will be who gets to be the wicketkeeper? Will the more experienced KS Bharat get the nod? Or will they punt on the young Ishan Kishan?

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