By: Cricketnext Staff
Last Updated: January 20, 2023, 22:38 IST
New Delhi, India
Batting great Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the BCCI selectors for ignoring Sarfaraz Khan repeatedly in the Test side. Sarfaraz has been scoring consistently well in domestic cricket for the last couple of years but has not been able to get a Test call-up. The Mumbaikar has slammed 12 centuries including one triple and two double-hundreds since 2020. In the last three domestic seasons, he has amassed 2441 runs but the selectors have not picked him once in the side.
Gavaskar lashed out at the selection policy and said that the if the selectors want anyone slim they should pick models from a fashion show. Read More
The game of cricket has officially failed to make it to the Olympics 2028, scheduled to be held in Los Angeles, USA. The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has conveyed the same to the International Council and now, the global cricketing body has to make a fresh pitch for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.
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PCB chief Najam Sethi took to his official Twitter account, asking his ‘friends’ not to ask for PSL match passes, adding that the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly has warned the board to avoid such practices.
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Bengal pacer Akash Deep returned with a career-best 10-wicket match haul as Bengal stormed into the quarterfinals with a thumping innings and 50-run victory over Haryana in their Group A Ranji Trophy match here on Friday
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“Overall, they played great and had a lot of learnings for us. We were in a tough situation in the first innings and got a partnership but we lost wickets that made the difference. We could have scored around 350. But again, they bowled in great areas and kept the pressure throughout on our batting unit,” Rahane said.
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Delhi registered their first outright win in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022-23, defeating Mumbai by 8 wickets on Friday. It was Delhi’s first outright win over heavyweights Mumbai since the 1979-80 Ranji Trophy final when Bishan Singh Bedi’s side got the better of Sunil Gavaskar’s team by 240 runs.
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DC head coach Ricky Ponting wants Rishabh to be with him in the dugout during the tournament even if the wicketkeeper-batter isn’t fit to play. Pant is expected to remain away from the action for several months as he is recovering from injuries suffered during a gruesome car accident.
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Team India has been fined 60 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the first ODI in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
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“Look from our perspective, one thing we really wanted to build was vibrant, young, up and coming competitive league, so someone like MS will surely add a lot of value. He has been able to perform for a very long time and he is an extreme professional.”
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There was hardly ever any doubt over Joe Root’s style of batting but if there was a chink in his armour it was certainly his performance in T20 cricket. Well, the former England skipper has now addressed the criticism in a convincing fashion. Root exhibited a blistering performance during an International League T20 (ILT20) fixture on Thursday. Root played some exquisite shots all over the park at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Root, while playing for Dubai Capitals, smashed three boundaries against Gulf Giants. However, Root’s quickfire knock came to a premature end after he was dismissed for 20. His power-packed batting ultimately went in vain as Dubai Capitals had to concede a crushing 101-run defeat.
After a thrilling victory in the first ODI against New Zealand, Team India arrived in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur for the second encounter. The team was received with much enthusiasm by fans. However, it was a welcome special poster of Virat Kohli that caught everyone’s attention. In the photo, shared on Twitter, fans have painted an entire wall with an image of the star India batter.
Ahead of the intriguing contest, Team India arrived in Raipur on Thursday. Rohit Sharma and Co were given a warm welcome at the Raipur airport as well as at their team hotel. While hundreds of die-hard fans cheered them at the airport, the entire contingent was treated to a traditional dance performance at the hotel. BCCI has even tweeted a short video of Team India’s heartwarming welcome in Raipur.
Although, it’s hard to ascertain what Rohit meant but it seems he was just letting Gill know that he has a bright future ahead of him. As of now, Gill is considered the Prince of Indian cricket and the heir apparent to Virat Kohli who remained the icon of Indian cricket for the last ten years.
A tweet dating back to 2020, has resurfaced on the internet where Gill had congratulated Sharma on his 33rd birthday. On the other hand, Rohit played a perfect fortune teller as he replied back to the tweet saying: “Thanks future.” Back in 2020, Gill had just made his debut against New Zealand, the youngster was a virtual nobody. But it seems, Rohit knew that the boy from Punjab can be a future star for India in the coming decade.
Gulf Giants recorded a gigantic 101-run victory over Dubai Capitals in the eighth match of the DP World International League T20 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday night.
Anvay Dravid will lead state’s under-14 side where he will also double up as wicket-keeper. Anvay is the second son of India head coach Rahul Dravid. His father was also a wicket-keeper and later on went onto become the captain of India.
The Sunrisers Eastern Cape banked on their spin bowlers to become the first team in the SA20 to achieve a hat-trick of wins when they overcame the Paarl Royals by five wickets at Boland Park.
After a slow start to the competition, the Eastern Cape side has gathered momentum to move into second position on the table.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview we did with ILT20’s emerging star Chirag Suri.
You admired Robin Uthappa a lot and he will be a part of the squad with you. What’s the feeling?
I have been watching him for years now and the consistency he has had for all these years, it’s amazing to be around him. It’s a great exposure that we are getting. Moreover, you get to learn a lot by just watching them in the nets and the practice sessions. It’s a great opportunity for us. He is very humble and welcoming and open to questions. He says, “seekhna hai to pucho na. Kyun nahi puchre (Ask questions if you wanna learn)”. That’s the kind of nature which is very inspiring. I would love to replicate this. If you can help someone in a small manner, that’s simply great.
Batting great Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the BCCI selectors for ignoring Sarfaraz Khan repeatedly in the Test side. Sarfaraz has been scoring consistently well in domestic cricket for the last couple of years but has not been able to get a Test call-up.
“He is not staying off the field when he is scoring hundreds, he is back on the field again. All that tells you that the man is fit for cricket. If you are looking for only slim and trim guys, then you might as well go to a fashion show and pick some models and then give them a bat and ball in their hand and then include them. You have cricketers in all shapes and sizes. Don’t go by the size, but go by the runs and the wickets,” Gavaskar added.
Former Australian cricketer David Hussey believes Adam Zampa’s omission from the Border-Gavaskar series in India could have dealt a body blow to the off-spinner’s Test aspirations.
Hussey, 45, a white-ball specialist, felt strongly about Zampa’s exclusion after being assured of a Test berth in the India tour.
“He (Zampa) played a red-ball Shield game for New South Wales against Victoria at the Junction Oval just prior to the Big Bash starting and he bowled particularly well,” Hussey told SEN Radio on Thursday.
“I think all reports from (head coach Andrew) McDonald and (chairman of selectors) George Bailey (was that) he (Zampa) was going to be going to India.” The former Australia cricketer added that had Zampa been selected, he would have been successful in India.
India beat South Africa by 27 runs in the Tri-Series opener on Thursday in East London. South Africa had won the toss and opted to bowl first, and the decision proved right as the visitors were reduced to 69/5. Only Yastika Bhatia managed to score 35. Nevertheless, Deepti Sharma (33 off 23) and Amanjot Kaur (41 off 30) shared a 76 run stand for the sixth wicket to bail India out as they managed to post a total of 147/6. In reply, the Proteas women lost their openers early as they were reduced to 27/2. They managed to dig themselves out of hole but only to lose timely wickets, eventually ending up falling short by 27 runs.
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