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Early Setbacks Made Him Mentally Tough, Says Cheteshwar Pujara's Father

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara's mental toughness comes from the setbacks he got early in his life and the fact that he understood that only big, long knocks will matter if he has to make an impression from a small centre, says father Arvind Pujara. The 32-year-old Pujara played a key role in helping India draw the third Test at Sydney and in Australia's defeat in the fourth and final Test at the Gabba, Brisbane. He faced 928 deliveries in all on this tour with 211 of those coming on th

21 Jan 2021 11:12 pm
WATCH: 5,000 People Receive Bowling Hero T Natarajan, Take Him On Chariot

Around 5,000 people turned up to receive one of India's latest bowling sensation, T. Natarajan, and took him in a horse-drawn tastefully-decorated chariot for two kilometres in his native village Chinnappampatti in Salem district on Thursday. Left-arm pacer Natarajan made his India debut in all three formats during the recent tour of Australia, and played a role in India's three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test in Brisbane on his debut. Natarajan, who picked three wickets for 78 r

21 Jan 2021 10:32 pm
Robin Uthappa traded by Rajasthan Royals to Chennai Super Kings

Batsman Robin Uthappa has been traded to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an all cash deal, the latter announced on Thursday. Uthappa was picked by the RR at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 2020 season and played 12 games for the franchise, contributing across various positions in the batting line-up. The right-handed batsman made 196 in 12 matches at an average of 16.33 and failed to get a half-century in any match. Uthappa has scored 4607 runs in 189 IPL ma

21 Jan 2021 10:22 pm
I Want To Carry Forward Confidence Gained In Australia: Speedster Mohammed Siraj

Fresh from his impressive performance during his debut Test series in Australia, fast bowler Mohammed Siraj on Thursday said he wants to carry forward the confidence he gained Down Under and maintain consistency. On his return from Australia after the team's historic 2-1 Test series win -- the second consecutive Test series triumph in Australia -- the 26-year-old bowler said he had no time to relax and would like to focus on the game without thinking too much. India's next series is agai

21 Jan 2021 9:47 pm
Jofra Archer,Ben Stokes Return To England Squad For First 2 Tests Vs India

England on Thursday announced its squad for the first and second Tests of their upcoming five-match series in India. Fast bowler Jofra Archer and all-rounder Ben Stokes, who were rested for England's tour of Sri Lanka, have both been included in the squad. Opener Rory Burns, who had missed the Sri Lanka series for the birth of his first child, also returns to the squad. Batsman Ollie Pope is recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in September during a Test series against Pakistan, will

21 Jan 2021 9:43 pm
'Aala Re Aala Ajinkya Aala': Rahane Receives Grand Welcome On Reaching Mumbai

Ajinkya Rahane, who captained India to a memorable Test series win in Australia, received a red-carpet welcome when he arrived at his Matunga residence here on Thursday. He held his little daughter Aarya as walked slowly on the long carpet laid out by the members of the society where he lives while a lifesize poster of the master batsman was pasted on one of the pillars, along with words Congrats to Our Persistent Pillar written on top of it. A large number of his society members gathered near R

21 Jan 2021 5:28 pm
BBL10: Adelaide Strikers Beats Brisbane Heat By 82 Runs

Adelaide Strikers bowled out Brisbane Heat for 115 runs and won the 46th match of Big Bash League(BBL) by 82 runs on Thursday. Chasing a huge total of 198 runs, the Heat started off well scoring 33 runs in the powerplay despite losing Chris Lynn in the powerplay. Marnus Labuschagne scored 28 runs off 25 balls in his first match of the BBL 10. He got out when the team score read 66/2 in eight overs and Brisbane was looking in a good position to take on the chase. Labuschagne's wicket triggere

21 Jan 2021 5:11 pm
Root Confirms Stokes, Archer Return To England Squad Against India

Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will return to the England side for their India Tests starting next month, with captain Joe Root saying Thursday the players will give the team a major boost. Stokes and Archer missed England's current matches in Sri Lanka as the squad was rotated to allow players to rest during the coronavirus pandemic. England leads the two-match series 1-0 and the final match starts Friday in Galle. England then go on to India -- who have been boosted by their historic Test win

21 Jan 2021 4:12 pm
BBL 10: Alex Carey Smashes 101 As Adelaide Strikers Score 197/5 Against Brisbane Heat

Captain Alex Carey's 101 powers Adelaide Strikers to 197/5 against Brisbane Heat in the 46th match of the Big Bash League(BBL). Strikers opted to bat first and got off to a brilliant start scoring 43 runs in the powerplay without losing any wicket. Opener Jake Weatherald scored 36 off 18 with the help of five fours and a six. He got out when the scorecard read 66 in 6 overs. Travis Head and Philip Salt gave good company to an unstoppable Alex Carey. Carey smacked the bowlers all around the g

21 Jan 2021 3:33 pm
Bangladesh vs West Indies, 2nd ODI Fantasy Cricket XI Tips, Prediction & Probable XI

Bangladesh defeated West Indies in the first ODI and lead the three-match series 1-0. 2nd ODI, Bangladesh vs West Indies: Match Details Date 22 January 2021 Time 11:00 AM IST Venue Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Bangladesh vs West Indies Match Preview: Bangladesh was unmatched against an inexperienced West Indies side in the first game of the series. The batsman didn't have too much to do as they chased down the 122 run target with ease. Captain Tamim Iqbal got a good start but woul

21 Jan 2021 11:05 am
Is Rahane Captaincy In Test A Danger For Virat Kohli? Here Are Some views Of Formers On It

Ajinkya Rahane's ability to lead a weak Indian team, with many second string or young players to a Test series victory over Australia, has put pressure on regular skipper Virat Kohli to prove himself as a captain all over again. Kohli, who returned home to attend the birth of his first child after the first Test debacle in Adelaide, will lead India against England in the first two Tests next month, and unless he wins those matches, calls for Rahane to replace him at the helm will get louder.

20 Jan 2021 11:48 pm
Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021: Schedule, Squads, Indian Players & Format Details

The fourth edition of the shortest format of cricket,Abu Dhabi T-10 League 2021 will begin at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium from 28th January 2021. eight teams will compete for the title to be played over 8 days between 28th Jan - 6th Feb. The first season of the T10 league was played in 2017, which was won by Kerala Kings. Only six teams participated in that edition. The 4th season of the T10 league will feature popular cricketers likeShahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Chris

20 Jan 2021 11:39 pm
BAN vs WI: Veteran Shakib Al Hasan Helped Bangladesh To Clinch a 6 Wicket Victory Over West Indies

Shakib Al Hasan took four wickets and conceded eight runs in 7.2 overs on his return to international cricket as he helped Bangladesh beat the West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI on Wednesday. See Full Scorecard Shakib's 4/8 helped Bangladesh dismiss West Indies for a paltry 122 in 32.2 overs. Bangladesh chased down the target in 33.4 overs, ending with a total of 125/4. West Indies, led by Jason Mohammed and devoid of many big names in the series including captain Kieron Pollard, ve

20 Jan 2021 11:29 pm
IPL 2021: Full List Of Retained And Released Players Of All 8 Teams

Fifty-seven players have been released by eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises ahead of the 2021 auction, to be held next month. They include Mumbai Indians' fast bowling great Lasith Malinga, former Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, and Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Glenn Maxwell. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have released the most number of players, 10, though it is noteworthy that among them are wicketkeeper-batsman Par

20 Jan 2021 10:40 pm
BBL 10: Melbourne Renegades Seals A Thriller Win Against Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Renegades sealed a thrilling five-wicket win over Melbourne Stars in the 45th game of the Big Bash League(BBL) on Wednesday. Renegades chased a 159 run target with two balls to spare. The reds were struggling when they needed 63 runs off the final five overs. However, Mackenzie Harvey and Beau Webster combined to turn things around as they started to smack Stars' bowlers. Mackenzie remained unbeaten on 47 off 21 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes while Webster hit 9-bal

20 Jan 2021 5:33 pm
'Forever Grateful': Cricket Australia Addresses BCCI In An Open Letter

Cricket Australia (CA), in an open letter addressed to the Indian cricket board on Wednesday, thanked its counterpart and the Indian team after the conclusion of a successful series between the two teams. Australian cricket will forever be grateful to the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) for their friendship, trust and commitment in helping to deliver a series that has brought joy to many millions of people around the world at a time they needed it most. The unique challenges of inte

20 Jan 2021 4:38 pm
England Look To Sweep Sri Lanka As India Await

Joe Root's England will look to sweep Sri Lanka in the second and final Test, starting Friday, as they prepare to face an India side buoyed by their sensational victory in Australia. England, who resumed a tour that was halted in March by the coronavirus pandemic, won the first Test in Galle by seven wickets and start a four-Test series in India on February 5. India are riding high after Tuesday's stunning win in Brisbane, which snapped Australia's 32-year unbeaten streak at the Gabb

20 Jan 2021 4:05 pm
BBL 10: Nick Larkin Takes Melbourne Stars To 158/6 Against Melbourne Renegades

A fighting half-century by Nick Larkin made sure Melbourne Stars reach 158/6 against Melbourne Renegades in the 45th match of the Big Bash League(BBL). Opting to bat first, Stars lost the opener, Andre Fletcher, early and managed to score only 27 runs in the powerplay. Marcus Stoinis looked in good touch as he scored 37 off 27 balls with the help of six fours. Nick Larkin stood firm from one end as Stars lost wickets at regular intervals. Nathan Coulter-Nile was surprisingly sent at number 4 but

20 Jan 2021 3:45 pm
'For The Ages': Aussie Media Hails India After Series Win At Brisbane

The Australian media on Wednesday hailed Team India's historic Test win at the Gabba, terming the Border-Gavaskar series win as one for the ages. A depleted Indian team, under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane, beat Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test, a month after the Adelaide debacle where the visitors were bundled out for their lowest Test total of 36. The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) posted a big image of Mohammed Siraj hugging Rishabh Pant from behind after the w

20 Jan 2021 1:30 pm
From Dusty Fields In Salem To Gabba High - The Story Of T Natarajan

Pace bowler T Natarajan had all odds stacked against him growing up. His family, led by his father who toiled for daily wages, and mother who ran a roadside shack, had little money and his house had no TV on which he could watch cricket and pick his initial lessons. But there was one thing he had managed to pick in the dusty village fields around Salem in Tamil Nadu while playing tennis ball cricket -- the ability to bowl fast. I wouldn't even call it humble background. He comes from poverty

20 Jan 2021 1:13 pm
New South African Captain For T20I Series Against Pakistan

Right-handed batsman Heinrich Klaasen will captain South Africa in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan beginning February 11 in Lahore. He will lead the national team for the first time. Klaasen has so far played one Test, 17 ODIs, and 13 T20Is for the Proteas. The strategy forms part of the measures put in place by CSA to ensure that the Test squad, captained by Quinton de Kock, can return to South Africa and satisfy the overseas travel Covid-19 quarantine protocol ahead of th

20 Jan 2021 11:09 am
Pietersen Congratulates Indian Team With A Special Message Written In Hindi

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has congratulated the Indian team on their historic and remarkable Test series win over Australia. On Tuesday, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side defeated Australia by three wickets in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba, thereby winning the four-match Border-Gavaskar series 2-1. The Indian team, despite the absence of their regular captain Virat Kohli and other key players, created history by becoming the first team to beat Australia in Brisbane in over 32 y

20 Jan 2021 10:58 am
Looked Good As Captain Because Everyone Contributed: 'Emotional' Rahane After Series Win

On the day he led India to a 2-1 Test series win at the Gabba as captain, Ajinkya Rahane was named Virat Kohli's deputy for the first two Tests against England in the home series next month. Rahane, however, said that he does not want to even think of the England series, let alone leadership. There had been talks and speculation that Rahane, after helping India win two of the last three Tests in Australia, could replace Kohli as skipper. Rahane, however, was modest after helping his team bea

20 Jan 2021 10:45 am
'Whole World Will Stand Up & Salute You': Shastri To Team India After Brisbane Win

India coach Ravi Shastri paid tribute to the self-belief that his players showed in a speech to the team after their historic win over Australia at the Gabba in the fourth Test on Tuesday. India beat Australia by three wickets to complete their third-highest chase of all time in Tests and thus sealed a 2-1 series win. It is their second consecutive series victory in Tests over Australia Down Under and it came despite the fact that India lost as many as six players to injury over the course of th

20 Jan 2021 10:28 am
Know The Man Behind Shubman Gill- The Young Sensation Of Team India

Well over a decade back when former India pace bowler Karsan Ghavri took charge of the BCCI pace bowlers academy at the PCA Stadium in Mohali to groom future India fast bowlers, he struggled to find young batsmen for his trainee bowlers to practice against. For the first four-five days, I would do drills, train them but there were no batsmen for bowlers to bowl at in the nets. We used to teach them the bowling drills but for actual practice, we needed batsmen. I was tasked to produce future pace

19 Jan 2021 10:38 pm
Profile Of Washington Sundar -The Rising Star Of Team India

How quickly fortune changes is evident in the dramatic manner in which Washington Sundar, originally selected only for the T20 series in Australia, was asked to stay back for the Tests, made his debut in the fourth Test in Brisbane after the mainline bowlers got injured, and became a toast of the nation with his gutsy performance in the win at the Gabba -- and with it the series -- on Tuesday. Injuries to India's spin stalwarts Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja during the third Test me

19 Jan 2021 8:24 pm
AUS vs IND: 'This Is The Toughest Tour Ever', Ravi Shastri After Historic Win Over Kangaroos

India coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday claimed this was the toughest ever tour an Indian team had undertaken and credited regular skipper Virat Kohli for the self-belief and character that saw the Indians win their second successive series in Australia. Kohli had returned home after India suffered a humiliating loss in the first Test at Adelaide to attend the birth of his first child. He had led India to their first-ever series win in Australia, back in 2018-19. This is the toughest tour ever. We a

19 Jan 2021 8:15 pm
India vs Australia 4th Test: Records Made At The Gabba

India defeated Australia to win the final test of the four-match test series and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 2-1. The final victory came at the fortress of Gabba where Australia was undefeated for the last 32 years. Here are the top records made during India vs Australia 4th Test match at Brisbane. 1) Mohammed Siraj dismissed David Warner in the first over of the Brisbane Test. This was the first instance of Australia losing a wicket in the very first over of a Test match at the Gabba

19 Jan 2021 5:14 pm
India Move To Top Spot In World Test Championship Points Table

India on Tuesday moved to the top of the ICC World Test Championship standings following their remarkable 2-1 series win over Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Shubman Gill (91), Rishabh Pant (89*), and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) all played brilliant innings as India chased down the mammoth 328-run target on the final day of the fourth and final Test at The Gabba. Australia had won the first Test of the series in Adelaide while bowling out India with the pink ball for their lowest Test total

19 Jan 2021 4:19 pm
Defiant Paine Wants To Lead Australia To South Africa

Australian captain Tim Paine insists he is the right man to lead his team to South Africa and to the possible Test championship final at Lords despite a sub-par performance in the Test series against India. India beat Australia by three wickets at the Gabba on Tuesday, the first time since 1988 the Australians have lost a Test in Brisbane. The win ensured the tourists claimed the series 2-1 and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy they won in Australia in 2018-19. Paine conceded he was below par

19 Jan 2021 4:09 pm
'Overjoyed' PM Modi Congratulates India On Series Win Against Australia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded Team India's historic Test series win in Australia, saying the entire nation is overjoyed at the success of the Ajinkya Rahane-led side who showed remarkable energy and passion throughout the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India won the four-match series 2-1 after they registered a thumping three-wicket win in the final Test in Brisbane. Shubman Gill (91), Rishabh Pant (89*), and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) all played brilliant innings as India chased down

19 Jan 2021 3:31 pm
'Don't Know How To Describe This': Proud Rahane After India Beats Australia At Brisbane

Extremely jubilant with the team's emphatic win in Brisbane, stand-in India skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday heaped praise on the individuals within the team for the character that they showed during the course of the four-match series against Australia. India registered a historic three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba, thereby clinching the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1. Shubman Gill (91), Rishabh Pant (89*), and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) all played brillia

19 Jan 2021 3:16 pm
'Biggest Thing In My Life': Rishabh Pant After Winning The Brisbane Test For India

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, whose dismissal for 97 through the rush of blood on the fifth day of the last Test in Sydney denied India a possible victory, on Tuesday stayed till the end on the fifth day of the Gabba Test to ensure he saw India off to a historic win at the venue considered to be a fortress for Australia. The highest target chased at The Gabba before India surpassed 328 with three wickets in hand on Tuesday was 236, way back in 1951 by hosts Australia against West Indies. Ov

19 Jan 2021 3:03 pm
'Greatest Test Victory': India's Win At Brisbane Light Up Social Media

Social media was abuzz Tuesday after India secured a historic fourth Test and series win over Australia by three wickets after a thrilling final day at the Gabba, Brisbane. Here's what the cricket world is saying after India's record fourth-innings 329-7 saw Australia lose at their fortress Gabba ground for the first time since 1988: EVERY SESSION WE DISCOVERED A NEW HERO. Every time we got hit, we stayed put & stood taller. We pushed boundaries of belief to play fearless but not careles

19 Jan 2021 2:49 pm
India Beat Australia In The Brisbane Test, Clinch Series 2-1 (Match Report)

India pulled off a record run-chase in a thrilling final session to hand Australia their first defeat at Brisbane's Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 on Tuesday. Brief scores: India 336 and 329/7 (Shubman Gill 91, Rishabh Pant 89*; Cheteshwar Pujara 56; Pat Cummins 4/55) beat Australia 369 and 294 by three wickets. Brisbane Test: India vs Australia 4th Test, Match Report India started the morning on four for no loss after bowling Australia out for 294 just before ra

19 Jan 2021 2:33 pm
'Rip His Helmet Off': Warne On Commentary As Pujara Troubles Aussie Bowlers

India's Cheteshwar Pujara has been solid as usual on the final day of the last test match against Australia at the Gabba. The match has gone into the last session with all results possible as India still needs more than 100 runs with seven wickets remaining, while writing. Pujara is nearing his half-century, but his stay at the crease hasn't been a walk in the park. He has suffered more than seven body blows so far in this innings. However, the India number 3 has remained resilient and d

19 Jan 2021 11:11 am
Pujara, Pant At Crease As India Need 145 To Win In Final Session Of Brisbane Test

Batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara on Tuesday continued to bat like his usual self, despite coping numerous blows on his hands and helmet, as he helped India reach 183/3 at Tea on the last day of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba. At the end of the second session in which 100 runs were scored in 25 overs, the match was nicely placed as India need 145 more to register what would be an incredible win while the hosts need seven wickets to seal the four-match series. Earlier,

19 Jan 2021 10:32 am
Brisbane Test: Shubman Gill Rolls On, Cheteshwar Pujara Takes Blows As India Go To Lunch At 83/1

Shubman Gill (batting 64 off 117) scored his second half-century of the series while Cheteshwar Pujara (batting 8 off 90) survived a barrage of short deliveries from Pat Cummins-led Australia attack as India went to lunch at 83 for one on the fifth and final day of the fourth and final Test. India, who are looking to draw the Test to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 1-1 scoreline in the series, need to see off another 62 overs in the remaining two sessions. They have nine wickets in hand

19 Jan 2021 8:13 am
AUS vs IND: Dad Backed Mohammed Siraj, Even When He'd Miss Exams, Says Brother

Mohammed Siraj and his elder brother Ismail are grateful to their late father because he wouldn't erupt in anger when exam results would reveal that the pace bowler was skipping them to play cricket matches. He would instead encourage him to play good cricket. Siraj used to skip exams to play cricket. We never knew about it. When results would come, there used to be absent marks against his name. Then only we would find out that he had skipped exams and gone to play cricket. In fact, every

18 Jan 2021 11:03 pm
BS Chandrasekhar Stable, To Be Shifted Out Of ICU

Former India leg-spinner BS Chandrasekhar, who was admitted to hospital on Monday after complaining of fatigue and slurred speech, is stable. He is stable and likely to be shifted from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to ward shortly, said a spokesperson of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). The former leg-spinner was admitted to a private hospital. Earlier, his wife had said that he was recovering. Chandra is recovering very well, and he will be back home in two days , his wife Sandhya Cha

18 Jan 2021 10:58 pm
AUS vs IND: Thunderstorms Expected On Final Day At The Gabba

The final day of the fourth and final Test match between India and Australia promises to be a humdinger unless thunderstorms, that are expected on Tuesday, play spoilsport. Weather website describes Tuesday in Brisbane as 'humid with times of clouds and sun; a thunderstorm in the afternoon'. The match has been interrupted on the second and fourth days by rain. The final session on the second day on Saturday was lost due to rain whereas Monday's game also saw a los

18 Jan 2021 10:52 pm
UAE vs IRE: Simi Singh On Song As Ireland Crush UAE To Square Series

All-rounder Simi Singh produced an exceptional career-best one-day international performance with bat and ball to steer Ireland to a crushing 112-run win over the United Arab Emirates on Monday which leveled the series at 1-1. Coming in with Ireland struggling at 99-5, Singh made 54 not out from 57 balls and shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 91 with Curtis Campher who made 56. Ireland reached 228-6 from their 50 overs and then bowled out UAE for just 116 in 36 overs with off-spinner Singh t

18 Jan 2021 10:42 pm
SL vs ENG: Joe Root Thanks England's Lone Fan For Devoted Support

A lone England cricket fan who waited 10 months in Sri Lanka to watch his team play had an unexpected phone call Monday from team captain Joe Root after they beat the hosts in the first Test. After winning by seven wickets, Root telephoned Rob Lewis, who had been cheering from Galle fort overlooking the cricket stadium. The 37-year-old stayed in Sri Lanka after England quit the tour in March without playing a test because of the coronavirus pandemic. With spectators and media banned, Lewis was k

18 Jan 2021 10:30 pm
PAK vs SA: South Africa Impressed With Pakistan Security, Says Skipper Quinton De Kock

South African skipper Quinton de Kock says top-notch security surrounding the squad since their arrival in Pakistan at the weekend has allowed them to concentrate fully on cricket. De Kock is leading a 21-strong squad on South Africa's first tour to Pakistan in 14 years, where they will play two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals. The first Test starts in Karachi on January 26. When we were coming here, obviously, security was a concern -if not the biggest concern , the 28-year-old tol

18 Jan 2021 10:19 pm
AUS vs IND: Shardul Thakur Finds Gold After Hard Dig In Domestic Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar, and Zaheer Khan were still part of the Mumbai squad when pace bowler Shardul Thakur made his debut in Ranji Trophy first-class cricket in Jaipur over eight years ago. The three India international stars did not travel for the games against Rajasthan to Jaipur that season after having played Mumbai's first match at the Wankhede Stadium against Railways. Tendulkar and Zaheer had to join the India squad that was to play England in the home Test series. Thakur cou

18 Jan 2021 10:07 pm
'Will Be Available To Play' For Pak Once Misbah And Co. Leave: Mohammad Amir

Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has made it clear that he would be available to play for Pakistan again only once the current support staff led by head coach Misbah-ul-Haq leaves . Having already retired from Tests, Amir had last month bid adieu to international cricket alleging that he had been mentally tortured and that he didn't want to continue playing under the current Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management. I would like to clarify that yes I will be available for Pakistan only once t

18 Jan 2021 5:14 pm
AUS vs IND: India's Mohammed Siraj Says Mum's Pep Talk Made Him 'Mentally Strong'

India bowler Mohammed Siraj revealed how a phone call with his mother and the memory of his late father spurred him on to a five-wicket haul in the final Test against Australia on Monday. Siraj, playing only his third Test, ably deputized for the injured Jasprit Bumrah in Brisbane, where India needs a draw to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with the series locked at 1-1. It has been an emotional series for the 26-year-old, who lost his father in November and welled up with tears during the nat

18 Jan 2021 4:31 pm
'Boy Has Become A Man': Siraj's Maiden Fifer Impresses Legendary Indian Cricketers

Former Indian cricketers, including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, on Monday, lavished rich praise on Mohammed Siraj after the right-arm fast bowler picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket. On Monday, Siraj returned with figures of 5/73 in just his third Test as India bundled out Australia for 294 in their second innings in the fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Along with Siraj, Shardul Thakur also picked four wickets in Australia's second

18 Jan 2021 4:15 pm
Siraj 'Speechless' After His Maiden Five-Wicket Haul At Brisbane Test

Right-arm pacer Mohammed Siraj, who on Monday picked five wickets for 73 to become only the fifth Indian bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in a Test at The Gabba, has shown a remarkable level of fitness throughout the four-match rubber against Australia. Siraj has bowled 134.1 overs, the most by an Indian bowler in the current series which saw the entire frontline attack get benched due to injuries before the fourth and final Test even began. He has ended up being India's highest wicket-take

18 Jan 2021 4:00 pm
BBL 10: Sam Billings Powers Sydney Thunder To 177/5 Against Hobart Hurricanes

Sam Billings' 34-ball 50 helps Sydney Thunder score 177/5 against Hobart Hurricanes in the 43rd match of the Big Bash League(BBL). Thunders, after being put in to bat, started well scoring 40 in the first four overs of the powerplay. Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales had a solid partnership of 64 in 7.1 overs before Scott Boland took three wickets in the eighth over. He removed both the set openers and Oliver Davies in the space of five balls. Well that three-wicket over from Scott Boland has COM

18 Jan 2021 3:41 pm