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Yorkshire granted women's Tier 1 team from 2026, one year ahead of schedule

ECB change plans after outcry about omission of largest county from initial competition

Espn CricInfo 22 May 2024 12:16 am

Cummins: SRH have earned the right to have such days and still win tournaments

The Sunrisers captain isn't worried about his side's heavy defeat to KKR in Qualifier 1

Espn CricInfo 22 May 2024 12:01 am

Starc shows the way as KKR blow away Sunrisers to march into IPL final

Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer made sure the job was done, in quick time, with the bat

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 11:49 pm

IPL 2024: Starc, Shreyas, Venkatesh Steer KKR Into Final After Eight-wicket Win Over SRH

Kolkata Knight Riders: Unbeaten half-centuries by captain Shreyas Iyer (58*) and Venkatesh Iyer (51*) guided Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a crushing eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Qualifier 1 and place in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at Narendra Modi Stadium here on Tuesday. Hyderabad will have another chance to face KKR in the final as they will next take on the winner of the Eliminator match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chennai on Friday. Chasing 160, openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Sunil Narine gave KKR an electric start in the Powerplay overs as the due scored runs at a run rate of over 10 runs per over. The first-wicket partnership lasted for 44 runs in 20 balls before T. Natrajan made inroads in the fourth over. The pacer removed Gurbaz at the score of 23 to bring the side back in the game after the thundering start in the chase. Venkatesh Iyer joined Narine in the middle and kept the momentum going as they added 23 runs before Pat Cummins got Narine (21) in his first over into the attack just after the powerplay. Shreyas Iyer walked out to bat at No. 4 and built the match-winning partnership for the side that allowed them to chase the total with 38 balls to spare. Shreyas (58*) and Venkatesh (51*) accumulated an unbeaten 97-run partnership for the third wicket and also smashed their individual fifties during the successful run-chase. Both players hit four sixes and five fours each as they went berserk to take their side to the final. Earlier, KKR restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 159 all out in 19.3 overs after the latter decided to bat first. Hyderabad did not get the ideal start of the match as they lost attacking opener Travis Head again for a duck. Things got worse well inside the Powerplay as they lost three more wickets in the first six overs. Pacer Mitchell Starc was on a roll as he got three of the four wickets in the powerplay. Abhishek Sharma (3), Nitish Reddy (9). and Shahbaz Ahmed (0) were picked cheaply as Hyderabad's batters faltered in the high-pressure game. SRH were 45/4 after six overs. However, Rahul Tripathi and Heinrich Klaasen's presence in the middle gave some respite for the franchise as they played their shots freely despite being under pressure. The duo stitched a quickfire 62-run partnership off 37 balls as Tripathi struck a 29-ball fifty before Varun Chakaravarthy broke the partnership in the 11th over. Klaasen departed after playing a knock of 32 runs. Abdul Samad joined Tripathi to further boost the score but a mix-up in the middle of the pitch ended the latter's innings on 55. His knock included seven fours and a six. In the late middle overs, SRH failed to recover from the situation and kept on losing wickets as Sunil Narine and Harshit Rana also joined the party for KKR. In the end, captain Pat Cummins played a cameo knock of 30 runs off 24 balls to take his side past the 150-run mark. His late effort was put to an end by Andre Russell in the final over of the innings. For KKR, Starc was the pick of the bowlers, returning with figures of 3-34 while Chakaravarthy snapped two scalps. Brief scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 159 all out in 19.3 overs (Rahul Tripathi 55, Heinrich Klaasen 32; Mitchell Starc 3/34, Varun Chakaravarthy 2-26) lost to Kolkata Knight Riders 164/2 in 13.4 overs (Shreyas Iyer 58*, Venkatesh Iyer 51*; T. Natarajan 1-22) by eight wickets.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 11:36 pm

Pathirana returns to Colombo Strikers with LPL record US$120,000 price tag

Kusal Perera was the most high-profile local player to not attract a bid

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 11:15 pm

IPL Qualifier 1 PIX: KKR down SRH to storm into final

IMAGES from the IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 played between SunRisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad, on Tuesday.

Rediff 21 May 2024 11:01 pm

KKR enter fourth IPL final with thumping win over SRH

AHMEDABAD: Kolkata Knight Riders entered their fourth IPL final with a thumping eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 here on Tuesday. Mitchell Starc stuck thrice in the powerplay as KKR bowled out Sunrisers Hyderabad for 159. Rahul Tripathi top-scored for SRH with 55 off 35 balls while Heinrich Klaasen smashed 32 off 21 balls. The 62-run stand between Tripathi and Klaasen was the lone positive in an otherwise underwhelming batting effort. KKR then gunned down the target in 13.4 overs, thanks to breezy knocks by Venkatesh Iyer (51 not out) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (58 not out). SRH will get one more opportunity to make the final when they face the winner of the Eliminator in Chennai on Friday. Brief scores: SRH 159 all out in 19.3 overs (Rahul Tripathi 55; Mitchel Starc 3/34). KKR 164 for 2 in 13.4 overs (Venkatesh Iyer 51 not out, Shreyas Iyer 58 out out; T Natarajan 1/22).

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 10:56 pm

England over IPL: Buttler, Curran back ECB

England players returned home even before the completion of the IPL's league stage on Sunday.

Rediff 21 May 2024 10:52 pm

Priority Is To Play For England: Jos Buttler On His Decision Of Recalling Players Early From IPL

T20 World Cup: England T20I captain Jos Buttler feels that his decision to bring back English players early from the Indian Premier League (IPL) will help them prepare better for next month's T20 World Cup in the USA and the Caribbean. Buttler along with eight England players returned home after leaving their respective franchises last week. IPL's league stage concluded on Sunday and knockout matches started on Tuesday. Buttler, Will Jacks, Reece Topley, and Phil Salt were scheduled to play in the playoffs if they had stayed in India. Buttler said playing for England remains his priority as the reigning T20 champions will take on Pakistan in the five-match home T20I series, starting on Wednesday. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Rob Key had said that Buttler wanted to bring players home from India to get along before heading to the West Indies and the USA for the T20 extravaganza. I said, 'Look, as an England captain, my main priority is to be playing for England. It's my personal opinion that there shouldn't be any international cricket that clashes with the IPL. I think that these games have been on the calendar for a long time. Of course, leading into a World Cup, your No. 1 priority is playing for England and performing for England. I feel like this is the best preparation, ESPNcricinfo quoted Buttler as saying on Tuesday. The move has not received any reaction from the teams apart from Indian media. However, England all-rounder and Punjab Kings stand-in captain Sam Curran backed his captain and said it would allow the group to bond with each other well. It was a decision that was made, that it was probably the right thing for us all to come back. It was only fair for all franchises to lose a player each or soit would have been quite harsh if some franchises got to keep a couple of players and then some didn't, Curran said. I think Jos, Motty [Matthew Mott], and Keysy wanted us all back together for this series. It makes great sense because obviously, we want to be playing as a team and get used to our roles. It's quite hard when you go tournament to tournament, and then straight into a big tournament like [the World Cup] where you haven't really played together, he added.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 10:48 pm

Ellyse Perry to captain Birmingham Phoenix in Women's Hundred

Australian allrounder returns to Edgbaston after missing 2023 tournament through injury

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 10:16 pm

'I might keep that one in the back pocket' - Starc wins bragging rights vs Head

That's why you pay big money to big-game players, Tom Moody says of Starc's second-ball wicket of Travis Head

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 10:12 pm

IPL 2024: Starc's Three-wicket Haul Restricts Hyderabad To 159 Against KKR In Qualifier 1

Kolkata Knight Riders: A spirited Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 159 all out in 19.3 overs in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at Narendra Modi Stadium here on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, Hyderabad did not get the ideal start of the match as they lost attacking opener Travis Head again for a duck. Things got worse well inside the powerplay as they lost three more wickets in the first six overs. Pacer Mitchell Starc was on a roll as he got three of the four wickets in the powerplay. Abhishek Sharma (3), Nitish Reddy (9), and Shahbaz Ahmed (0) were picked cheaply as Hyderabad's batter faltered in the high-pressure game. SRH were 45/4 after six overs. However, Rahul Tripathi and Heinrich Klaasen's presence in the middle gave some respite for the franchise as they played their shots freely despite being under pressure. The duo stitched a quickfire 62-run partnership off 37 balls as Tripathi struck a 29-ball fifty before Varun Chakaravarthy broke the partnership in the 11th over. Klaasen departed after playing a knock of 32 runs. Abdul Samad joined Tripathi to take the score further but a mix-up in the middle of the pitch wrapped the latter's innings on 55. His knock included seven fours and a six. In the late middle overs, SRH failed to recover from the situation and kept on losing wickets as Sunil Narine and Harshit Rana also joined the party for KKR. In the end, captain Pat Cummins played a cameo knock of 30 runs off 24 balls to take his side past the 150-run mark. His late effort was put to an end by Andre Russell in the final over of the innings. For KKR, Starc was the pick of the bowlers after returning with figures of 3-34 while Chakaravarthy snapped two scalps. Brief scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 159 all out in 19.3 overs (Rahul Tripathi 55, Heinrich Klaasen 32; Mitchell Starc 3-34, Varun Chakaravarthy 2-26) against Kolkata Knight Riders.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 10:08 pm

Qualifier 1 PIX: Starc stars as KKR restrict SRH to159

IMAGES from the IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 played between SunRisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad, on Tuesday.

Rediff 21 May 2024 10:06 pm

IPL-17: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to continue to its fearless approach: Karthik

With six consecutive wins heading into the Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals, Karthik feels the momentum his side has built could prove handy on May 22.

The Hindu 21 May 2024 9:36 pm

T20 World Cup: New York To Host India's Only Warm-up Match Against Bangladesh On June 1

Nassau County International Cricket Stadium: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday revealed that New York's Nassau County International Cricket Stadium will host India's sole warm-up clash against Bangladesh on June 1 ahead of the T20 World Cup, which is incidentally starting on the same day. The ICC had released the official schedule of the warm-up matches last week but the decision on India's preparatory match venue was left to be decided later. The warm-up matches are scheduled to be played from May 27 to June 1 across the USA and at two venues in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies. The venues to host the 16 warm-up matches are the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas: Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida and Queens Park Oval and Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago. The venue for India's match will open doors for spectators and the tickets can be purchased online and offline via ICC's official ticketing platforms. Early access to tickets will be made available to Nassau County residents, existing World Cup ticketholders, and fans who have registered for access to the pre-sale on Wednesday at 10:00 am EST. A full public release of remaining tickets will be available on Thursday at 10:00 am EST, the ICC said in a statement. For the general public, tickets will be available at tickets.t20worldcup.com and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, it added. Brett Jones, CEO, T20 USA, said, Were pleased to be able to open this warm-up match to the public, and especially glad to be able to provide another opportunity for local residents to see first-hand whats happening in their backyard. Importantly, tickets and/or hospitality remain available for every match at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, and wed encourage fans to get them while they can to ensure we have a full venue while hosting these incredible athletes from all over the world. India are scheduled to play Ireland in their opening match of the T20 World Cup at the same venue on June 5.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 9:10 pm

After 382 days on the sidelines, Jofra Archer is set to return for England

Fast bowler has 'big smile on his face', says captain Buttler, as he seeks to play down expectations

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 8:52 pm

Dhoni Will Inform...: CSK CEO Breaks Silence On Thala's Retirement

Now CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has opened up on MS Dhoni's retirement decision

NDTV 21 May 2024 8:49 pm

USA bowl in first men's T20I against Bangladesh

Bangladesh made two changes to the XI that played the last T20I against Zimbabwe last week

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 8:38 pm

T20 World Cup: Litton Das Hopeful Of Returning To Form With 'careless Attitude'

T20 World Cup: Despite struggling to score runs in the white-ball format for Bangladesh, wicketkeeper-batter Litton Das remains hopeful that his 'careless attitude' will bring respite for him in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA next month. Litton was dropped for the final two T20Is against Zimbabwe after scoring just 1, 23, and 12 in the first three games of the five-match series. He has been off-colour for quite some time in the limited-overs. Although, he has been part of the 15-member squad for the showpiece event is eager to come out of the lean patch in the ICC tournament. I don't think there is nothing to overthink during bad times because you are going through a bad patch the more you overthink it will only be bad for you. The only option left to you is how hard you are working and how much importance you are giving in practice. I think during bad times you need to be cool and calm without thinking too much and just focus on your cricket, Litton was quoted as saying on BCB's official Facebook page on Tuesday. A lot of people motivate me all the time and I speak with a lot of coaches with whom I talk, and they motivate me, and I think it is important to get that encouragement at this time and my wife always motivates me and you don't need anything else, he said. It is important to carry the performance in good time because you are playing well in one match and lot of things can be going around your head like I am doing well and you start having a careless attitude and I think during good times the man who is working hard on continuous basis and having a clear mind like for example I can say about Towhid Hridoy as he is playing well in the last couple of matches and he is carrying the momentum and that is a big thing, he added. While acknowledging that he did not perform as well as he could have in the recent ICC events, Litton stated that the Bangladeshi team has improved since the last T20 World Cup. From the 2022 World Cup our T20 side is quite balanced as we won a lot of series and we are playing good T20 cricket and it is not like we are just winning because we won by playing good cricket so certainly there would be some other pressure in the World Cup and every team will have that but if we can play fearless cricket by remaining calm and cool without thinking about the outcome I think we have a good chance, said Litton. As a team, we could not do what we expected in 2021 and in fact, I would say in both 2021 and 2022 as a team we were not. As far as 2022 is concerned we were indifferent and though we failed to win against any big teams, we didn't do too badly. If I have to talk about myself in that case, it was not up to the mark considering the performances that I should have delivered. If I haven't scored 100 runs in the last two World Cups and this time score 101 runs in that case, I have done better. What I could not achieve I will try to do better than that, he said. The 2019 World Cup will be memorable for me, and it could have been memorable if I could have won the game against India in 2022, he added.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 8:26 pm

World Cup finalists reunited as prep for 2024 edition begins

Leeds the scene Jofra Archer, Haris Rauf comebacks - so long as the weather plays ball

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 8:25 pm

Jos Buttler: England want to give better account of ourselves at T20 World Cup

England surrendered their ODI crown with a whimper in India last year, losing six of their nine group matches. The post Jos Buttler: England want to give better account of ourselves at T20 World Cup appeared first on Cricket365 .

Cricket365 21 May 2024 7:45 pm

IPL 2024: SRH Opt To Bat First Against Kolkata In Qualifier 1, Gurbaz Replaces Salt

Indian Premier League: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Tuesday. The winner of the encounter will directly qualify for the title clash while the loser will get another chance to play the final. SRH are playing with the same team in the high-pressure game. We gonna have a bat, looks like a good wicket, and expect a high-scoring game. The batting group has been amazing for us and hopefully more of the same tonight. We are playing pretty much the same eleven as the last game, Cummins said at the toss. On the other hand, KKR have replaced Phil Salt with Rahmanullah Gurbaz. KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer said, I would have loved to bowl. I had a chat with the curator, and he said it's a mixed soil, let's see how it plays, hoping for a good game. Important that we keep the momentum going and stay in the present. Great achievement (finishing at the top of the table) and everyone is proud of it, we are taking one match at a time, and we need to be positive about what's going to happen here. We are going with the same team. Playing XIs: Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy. Impact Substitutes: Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, KS Bharat, Sherfaine Rutherford. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, T. Natarajan. Impact Substitutes: Sanvir Singh, Umran Malik, Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 7:26 pm

IPL 2024: Buttler-less RR in spot of bother ahead of Eliminator

AHMEDABAD: It's a do-or-die clash for them and they want to be at full strength to negotiate any challenges. Unfortunately, they cannot. Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru are bound to miss their top English batters, especially knowing a loss on Wednesday can end their campaign in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Not that the third team in the playoffs - Kolkata Knight Riders - will not miss the services of its opener - Phil Salt. The explosive opener was pivotal in providing explosive starts to the team almost every time this season with West Indian Sunil Narine to his company. They, however, can have yet another go at a place in the final even if they lose Qualifier 1 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who fortunately don't have an English player in their ranks. Among the two teams slated to feature in the Eliminator on Wednesday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Rajasthan will be hit the most. Their opener, Jos Buttler, will be missed badly when they take the field against RCB, who seem to be on the roll. The England captain might not have taken the tournament by storm given his tall standards but he was irreplaceable in the RR scheme of things. His twin unbeaten centuries against Kolkata and Bengaluru powered the team to commendable victories. In fact, the inaugural champions were formidable at the start winning eight of the first nine matches only losing the fifth contest against Gujarat Titans. The rampaging show meant they were at top of the table for weeks. But they slided from the numero uno position as they went on to lose next four games and with their last match against Kolkata ending in no result, they ended the league stage at third position on the points table. New mentor, general election and Kolkata's quest for third IPL trophy Buttler's absence was not the reason for change in fortunes. He was there in the team in the first three losses only to leave before an encounter against Punjab Kings, which RR lost. His compatriot Tom Kohler-Cadmore replaced him at the top in the match and scored 18 off 23 balls before being named in the playing XI for the washed out KKR tie. Like Rajasthan, Faf du Plessis-led RCB too will miss the services of English all-rounder Will Jacks but his absence is likely to have a lesser impact. It was Jacks, who slammed an unbeaten hundred as RCB chased down a 201-run target against Gujarat. He was the key against KKR as well scoring 32-ball 55 even as the team fell short by the barest of margin while chasing 223 for a win. The Bengaluru outfit, however, managed to make up with his absence scripting an epic comeback to stay in contention for the elusive IPL title. To begin with, they won just one of their first eight matches but registered six straight victories to make it to the playoffs edging past the five-time champions Chennai Super Kings. Pacer Reece Topley, who has taken four wickets from as many matches, is another English player in the RCB squad but he was not a regular part of the team. Former players including Sunil Gavaskar, Wasim Akram and Irfan Pathan minced no words in slamming England Cricket Board's decision of withdrawing their players from the IPL. Gavaskar, in his column on an English daily, even suggested financial penalties on the contracted players and the ECB. The franchises should not only be allowed to deduct a substantial amount from the fee that the player was bought for, but also not give the board, to which the player belongs, the stated 10 per cent commission of the fee that each player gets, he has emphasised in his column. Either be available for full season or don't come, former India all-rounder Pathan said on his X handle. While it's not known if the England players had listen 'any periods of unavailability on their auction applications', the England Cricket Board, according to ESPNCricinfo, had informed the league in December itself that 'its players will be available for the whole season subject to fitness and international duty and any periods of unavailability that players submitted on their auction applications'. The report also mentioned that if any players need any specific management 'in the build-up to the World Cup', Rob Key, the body's managing director, would deal directly with the players and franchise in question. England are scheduled to play four-match T20I series against visiting Pakistan with the first contest scheduled for Wednesday in Leeds in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies. The pull out by the English players has once again reignited the country vs club debate. Sanju Samson and Co have already bore its brunt and the same will again come to the fore when they play RCB in their bid to keep their title hopes alive. IPL 2024: Relentless training, net sessions in and out of country with Yuvraj behind Abhishek's explosive form

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 7:23 pm

IPL-17 Qualifier 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad win toss; elect to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders

Both the teams are playing with the same playing XI.

The Hindu 21 May 2024 7:13 pm

Australia name Fraser-McGurk among T20 WC reserves

Australian chair of selectors George Bailey said Fraser-McGurk and Short made compelling cases for selection, and provide better than adequate cover should squad members go down during the tournament.

Rediff 21 May 2024 7:05 pm

IPL 2024: Yash Dayal's Heroics Against CSK Will Overshadow Bad Memories Of Past, Says Father

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: The meteoric rise of Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) pacer Yash Dayal in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has made him one of the biggest comeback stories of the tournament. The left-arm speedster led his side to the playoffs after bowling the crucial last over against defending champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a must-win game. Defending the target of 17 runs for the playoffs spot, Yash conceded only seven runs in the over, despite being hit for a 110m six on the first ball by M.S Dhoni. He picked Dhoni on the next ball and bowled four dot balls in the over to victory and make it six wins on a trot for the franchise. The pacer's father Chandarpal Dayal lauded his son's effort in RCB's vital match and said his last-over heroics will wash off the negative impression of being hit for five consecutive sixes by Rinku Singh in the last edition of the tournament. Everyone witnessed what he did for RCB on that day against the world's best finishers - Dhoni and Jadeja. After Dhoni hit him for the longest six of the season on the first ball, the bad memories of last year (being hit for five consecutive sixes by Rinku Singh in an over) haunted us but he kept his calm and made a comeback by taking Dhoni's wicket. He just conceded one run in the last four balls, Chandarpal Dayal told IANS on Tuesday. It was a proud moment for us and it gave us a huge relief as we were carrying the burden of last year's incident. All the pressure was released from us after the win. I've huge confidence in my son's ability as he has worked hard on his bowling, especially on slower ones, he added. The pacer's father revealed that his son controlled his emotions and backed his skills in the crunch situation. Yash told his mother that the after-match party lasted till 5 AM (after beating CSK). He was so happy. Also, he said that when he got hit for a six in the first ball by Dhoni, he controlled himself to just focus on bowling, not thinking about who was there on the crease, whether it was Dhoni or Jadeja, he said. Asked about the psychological impact of Rinku Singh's six-assault, Chandarpal revealed that he told Yash to put in more hard work and not get upset by that incident. I never gave him advice about cricket despite being a former club-level pacer. We just supported him mentally and encouraged him to do more hard work after that incident. I told him that, 'you're not the only bowler (to be hit for five straight sixes) and you won't be last either, so keep honing your skills'. Yash, who made his IPL debut in 2022 with Gujarat Titans, is having the best season of his career. This season, he is the highest wicket-taker for RCB with 15 wickets in 13 matches. Ahead of the season, RCB picked the pacer for Rs five crore and gave him consistent chances throughout the season. Apart from the constant support from the coaching staff, India star Virat Kohli also played a guiding role in his resurgence in IPL. Yash tells me that there is strong franchise support from RCB. When he joined the side, they gave him very strong support. He was told that 'you're an important part of the franchise and will have to play every game of the season'. Kohli also supported him on and off the field, Chandarpal said. He remains hopeful that Yash will bag his India cap by the end of this year. Yash was among the five bowlers who were granted fast bowling contracts by the BCCI earlier this year. On RCB's chances of winning the IPL trophy, Chandarpal said, RCB is the most followed franchise but they were unlucky not to lift the title so far. This time, the scenario is different as they made a comeback after a bad start and went on to win six consecutive games to qualify for the playoffs. I hope that they continue to win the next three games to become champions. I extend my best wishes to the franchise. RCB will take on Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 7:04 pm

In professional sport, nobody gives you a discount for age, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

You cannot command or demand respect. You need to earn it. I may have a position in an institution, and yes, that position needs to be respected. But me as an individual sitting on the chair, I need to earn that respect.

The Hindu 21 May 2024 6:50 pm

Bravo boosts Afghanistan's bowling attack for T20WC

Dwayne Bravo appointed Afghanistan bowling consultant for T20 World Cup

Rediff 21 May 2024 6:32 pm

PCB Likely To Rope In Vivian Richards As Pakistan Team Mentor For T20 WC

With the T20 World Cup on the brink of commencement, Pakistan are eying to secure the services of West Indies icon Viv Richards as team mentor for the marquee event.

NDTV 21 May 2024 6:29 pm

World Para-Athletics: Sumit Antil wins gold; Thangavelu becomes men's high jump champion

In the last edition of the World Championships, Antil came up with an effort of 70.83m, the then world record mark, to clinch a gold. Months later, he smashed his own record when he hurled the javelin to 73.29m at the Hangzhou Asian Para Games.

IBTimes 21 May 2024 6:16 pm

Form vs funk in RCB vs RR winner-takes-all rumble

After completely opposite runs to the playoffs, the momentum is very much on RCB's side as they take on an out-of-sorts Royals

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 6:14 pm

BCCI To Involve Dhoni In Hunt For Dravid's No. 1 Replacement: Report

The BCCI has reportedly zeroed-in on Rahul Dravid's replacement as Team India's head coach, but MS Dhoni has a big role to play in persuading the No. 1 target.

NDTV 21 May 2024 6:08 pm

Afghanistan name Dwayne Bravo as bowling consultant for T20 World Cup

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The News Mill 21 May 2024 6:03 pm

Not Done Match Fixing: Gambhir' Blunt Remark On Spirit Of Cricket Query

According to a report, Gautam Gambhir has been approached to be the new coach of the Indian cricket team

NDTV 21 May 2024 5:46 pm

Hampshire sign Ottniel Baartman for six Vitality T20 Blast games

South Africa seamer replaces Naveen-ul-Haq for second half of group stage

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 5:32 pm

Afghanistan appoint Bravo as bowling consultant for T20 World Cup

He will join the team during their ten-day preparatory camp in St Kitts and Nevis

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 5:29 pm

Viv Richards to mentor Pakistan at T20 WC?

Richards could mentor the team in the World Cup a role fulfilled by former Australian opener, Matthew Hayden in the last two T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 where Pakistan reached the semi-final and final.

Rediff 21 May 2024 5:24 pm

Nothing Good Has Happened Over Twitter: Dhoni Blasts Micro-Blogging Site

MS Dhoni, despite being a hugely popular cricketer, is not someone who spends a lot of time on social media.

NDTV 21 May 2024 5:10 pm

Mark Nicholas steps down from Southern Brave board ahead of MCC executive role

Former Hampshire captain is in favour of Lord's taking central role in London Spirit

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 4:57 pm

IPL Qualifier 1 Live: Tough Battle On Cards As KKR, SRH Eye Finale Berth

KKR vs SRH LIVE Scorecard, IPL 2024 Qualifier 1: Kolkata Knight Riders will be taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Qualifier 1 match of IPL 2024 on Tuesday in Ahmedabad.

NDTV 21 May 2024 4:50 pm

Not Gambhir Or Laxman: Ex-India Star Hints At Applying For Head Coach Job

Hinting at the possibility of taking a coaching role for Team India in future, Harbhajan Singh said that he would love to give back to the sport which gave him such an illustrious career.

NDTV 21 May 2024 4:16 pm

Will Virat Kohli Be The Next MVP?

Sometimes the MVPI table throws up intriguing situations: Four out of the top five in the table are left-handed batters. Do left-handers truly enjoy an advantage in the IPL? Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present Rediff.com's Most Valuable Player Index of IPL 2024 after the league stage.

Rediff 21 May 2024 4:14 pm

Rohit Sharma lashes out at sports channel over 'breach of privacy' after video leak; network responds

Rohit Sharma has lashed out at a sports channel over video leak and has alleged 'breach of privacy'. The sports channel has also reacted to the claims of the cricketer.

IBTimes 21 May 2024 3:55 pm

Struggling Royals face tough task vs resurgent RCB

Rajasthan Royals will face a stern test of character as they look to arrest a shocking slide in a do-or-die IPL Eliminator against an in-form RCB.

Rediff 21 May 2024 3:45 pm

ENG vs PAK: Dream11 Prediction 1st T20 Match, Pakistan tour of England 2024

England vs PakistanDream11 Prediction 1st T20I : After winning the three-match T20I series against Ireland, Pakistan will now face world champion England in a four-match T20 series. The first match of the series will be held on Wednesday at Headingley, Leeds. Both teams will compete in this series to find out the right combination. The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is all set to start on June 1. So this will be an important series for both teams. These two teams met last time in the final of the T20 World Cup 2022. So, fans are expecting a great game here. ENG vs PAK Match Details Date : 22 May 2024 (Wednesday) Time : 11:00 pm I.S.T. Venue :Headingley, Leeds ENG vs PAK: Live Streaming Details You can watch the live telecast of the first game between England and Pakistan on Sony Sports Networks in India. Adding to that, Indian fans can catch the live stream on the Sony LIV app or website. ENG vs PAK: Head-to-Head Total Matches Played : 29 England : 19 Pakistan : 9 No Result : 1 ENG vs PAK: Pitch Report The weather condition on Wednesday in Leeds is expected to be cloudy, so it will help the fast bowlers. There will be swing and seam, and the batting will not be easy initially. Hence, whoever wins the toss should bat second. England vs Pakistan Predicted Teams England : Jos Buttler (C & Wk), Philip Salt, Jonny Bairstow, Will Jacks, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid Pakistan : Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir ENG vs PAK: Dream11 Team Wicket-keepers : Phil Salt (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Jonny Bairstow Batters: Babar Azam, Will Jacks (Vice Captain), Fakhar Zaman All-rounders : Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Imad Wasim Bowler : Shaheen Afridi, Chris Jordan Dream11 Prediction : England will be playing at home, and their record against Pakistan is very good in this format. That is why we predict England to win the first game on Wednesday. England vs Pakistan Fantasy Tips, ENG vs PAK: Dream11 Team, England vs Pakistan: Predicted XIs, ENG vs PAK: Pitch Report, ENG vs PAK: Live Streaming Details, ENG vs PAK: Head-to-Head, ENG vs PAK: Dream11 Prediction 1st T20I Also Read: T20WC 2024 Schedule & Squads Disclaimer : The fantasy team is purely based on the understanding and research of the writer. So kindly make sure to consider the points above while making your Dream11 team.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 3:36 pm

Duty Of Seniors To Keep Players United: Harbhajan On MI Captaincy Row

Harbhajan Singh said that the decision backfired and led to a lack of unity in the team. He also felt that this decision could have been taken a year later.

NDTV 21 May 2024 3:12 pm

Gambhir: 'Creating hype' around young India players after two-three games will 'backfire'

Gambhir told senior India player R Ashwin that India's T20I squad selection should be based on IPL performances

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 2:44 pm

CA Announces Nine-team National Women's T20 Competition Ahead Of WBBL 10

Big Bash League: Cricket Australia on Tuesday announced a new nine-team national women's T20 competition scheduled to take place before Womens Big Bash League (WBBL) 10. Following criticism from Victoria and New South Wales regarding the proposed format, the eight WBBL clubs and an Australian Capital Territory (ACT) team will now be the foundation of new women's domestic T20 tournament, replacing the state teams. Originally planned to be state-based, the tournament was meant to make up for the WBBL's shortened regular season, which consists of 40 games. However, Victoria and New South Wales, who each have two teams in the WBBL, were not pleased with this model and worried that some of their fringe players might not get the chance to play. The new nine-team competition is scheduled to take place before the WBBL season with each team playing four matches before the top four play off in the semi-finals and final. CA chief executive Nick Hockley said the competition would take women's domestic cricket a step further toward full-time professionalism. A new domestic T20 competition that will create more opportunities for elite female domestic players, while also complementing the optimised Weber WBBL schedule. Elite domestic cricket is the backbone of Australian crickets ongoing success, and this competition will allow more domestic players the opportunity to gain top level experience and showcase their talents, said Hockley. There was a strong push to ensure that there was not an overall reduction in matches for state cricketers as the WBBL was trimmed to match the BBL in an attempt to manage the increasing workloads of the game's leading players, ensure overseas names still want to join, encourage growth in crowds, and cut out non-primetime matches. Due to the tournament's scheduling, which coincides with the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, Australia's players will not be participating, which inevitably frees up spaces in teams while foreign stars are unlikely to play a major role. The fact that ACT has several players under contract with WBBL teams, notably key hitter Katie Mack of the Adelaide Strikers, may present a challenge. That would likely leave four clubs missing multiple players for the new tournament this summer Adelaide Strikers (Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt and Darcie Brown), Melbourne Renegades (Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck), Melbourne Stars (Kim Garth and Annabel Sutherland) and Sydney Sixers (Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry). Perth Scorchers could also be without two Aussie stars Alana King and Beth Mooney however they are yet to re-sign Mooney for WBBL 10. However, the Strikers have confirmed Mack will play for them in the new competition. Each Big Bash team will now play 10 WBBL regular season matches rather than 14, with the reduced season set to lighten to load of whats an increasingly busy calendar for Australia's top women's cricketers.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 2:38 pm

Cricket Australia Reveals Sale Dates For India And Pakistan Fan Zones For Season 24/25

Melbourne Cricket Ground: The presale of tickets for the fan zones for the eagerly anticipated five-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy series and six-match ODI and T20 series against Pakistan are set for release from June 4. Fans from across the world will have another chance to secure their ticket on general sale commencing from 14 June. The Pakistan mens cricket team will feature in three matches each an ODI and a T20I series, commencing from November 4 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). CA has announced that a specific seating area will be designated for Pakistani fans across all six venues, situated near prayer areas and offering a halal food selection. Complete details regarding the Pakistan fan zone will be unveiled in due course. Meanwhile, the Indian men's cricket team is set to grace Australian soil for a gripping five-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy showdown later this year. The NRMA men's Test series will commence on November 22, igniting passion among cricket fans worldwide. Dedicated seating zones will be available for sale across all five venues. Enthusiastic fans are encouraged to don the iconic blue attire and bring traditionalDholfor a family-friendly atmosphere. Full particulars of the Indian Fan Zone will be shared soon. Tickets for the dedicated fan zones during the India and Pakistan series will be available for 30 to 70 AUD on ticket while tickets for matches scheduled in Perth will be available exclusively through Ticket Master. As part of the multicultural action plan, Cricket Australia is committed to providing great experiences for multicultural cricket fans from diverse backgrounds and fostering inclusivity.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 2:24 pm

KKR vs SRH, IPL 2024, Qualifier 1: Records At Narendra Modi Stadium

KKR and SRH will face each other for the first time at this venue.

NDTV 21 May 2024 2:04 pm

IPL 2024: New Rules for Qualifier, Eliminator, and Final Matches

Today, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face off in the first qualifier (Q1) at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. Both teams have been at the forefront of IPL's entertainment, showcasing numerous fours and sixes and setting new records in T20 cricket. KKR topped the season with nine wins, three losses, and two no results, totaling 20 points. They also achieved a record net run rate of +1.428, the highest in IPL history. SRH secured the second spot with eight wins, five losses, and one no result, earning 16 points. In the eliminator match on Wednesday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will meet Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Ahmedabad. The loser of KKR vs. SRH will play against the winner of RCB vs. RR in Chennai on May 24 for the second qualifier (Q2). The final match will take place in Chennai between the winners of Q1 and Q2. Special Rules for IPL 2024 Playoffs Extra Time: For IPL regular season matches, up to 60 minutes of extra time is allowed for delays or suspensions. For playoff matches (both qualifiers, the eliminator, and the final), up to 120 minutes of extra time is permitted. During extra time, the sequence of usage is: first the allotted extra time (60 or 120 minutes), then the time allocated for time-outs, and finally, if necessary, a reduction in the innings change interval. It's important to note that the changeover period (maximum of 10 minutes) for a Super Over after the main match is not included in the extra time. Reserve Day Rules: For playoff matches, in addition to the specified extra time, reserve days may be scheduled to complete any unfinished matches. Tie Procedures: If any playoff match (including the Final, Eliminator, Qualifier 1, or Qualifier 2) ends in a tie or has no result, the following procedures will be followed: The teams will compete in a Super Over. If necessary, additional Super Overs will be played to determine the winner. If Super Overs cannot be played due to time constraints, the team that finished higher in the league table at the end of the regular season will be declared the winner of the playoff match. These new rules aim to enhance the excitement and ensure fair outcomes in IPL 2024 playoff matches. Team India's New Head Coach Hunt Post T20 World Cup Ravi Shastri and Ravichandran Ashwin Stand by IPL's Impact Player Rule USA Set to Host India-Pakistan Clash: T20 World Cup Stadium Almost Ready

News Track 21 May 2024 2:01 pm

KKR vs SRH, IPL 2024 Qualifier 1: Players To Watch Out For

Travis Head is the top run-getter for SRH with 533 runs while Sunil Narine leads the list for KKR with 461 runs

NDTV 21 May 2024 1:51 pm

Country Hasn't Seen Your Potential: Gambhir Tells 281-Game India Star

Gautam Gambhir feels that the one thing that India missed out on was putting the India star up in the order and allowing him to show his potential with the bat.

NDTV 21 May 2024 1:16 pm

IPL | Professional cricket not easy, nobody gives you discount for age: Dhoni opens up on playing competitive cricket post retirement

As of now uncertainty still revolves around the future of Dhoni and only he can tell if he would feature in the next edition of the Indian Premier League

The Hindu 21 May 2024 12:51 pm

'My Life Changed After The 5 Sixes'

'I started getting ads. People started to recognise me. Now I cannot go out alone.' 'It feels good when hoardings of my name are there, when people scream my name.' 'I feel that I have done something in my life.'

Rediff 21 May 2024 12:50 pm

Ex CSK Star Pinpoints 'Only Condition' That Could See Dhoni Return To IPL

The five-time defending champions needed 17 in the final over to qualify for the playoffs on better net run rate, but bowler Yash Dayal, after being hit for monstrous six by Dhoni, held his nerves to help RCB prevail.

NDTV 21 May 2024 12:29 pm

Nobody gives you a discount for age: Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, 42, said is it is tough to maintain his fitness as his only tournament in the year is the IPL.

Rediff 21 May 2024 12:04 pm

Something Different: Aus Coach On Including McGurk, Short As Reserves

Jake Fraser-McGurk, 22, in only his debut IPL season, gave an excellent display of explosive batsmanship for Delhi Capitals

NDTV 21 May 2024 11:58 am

What If KKR vs SRH Qualifier 1 Is Washed Out? Is Reserve Day In Place?

The IPL 2024 season will see the option of Reserve Day being kept even for Qualifier 1, Qualifier 2 and Eliminator.

NDTV 21 May 2024 11:53 am

McDonald Reveals Fraser-McGurk's Did 'turn Heads' In T20 WC Squad Selection Talk

T20 World Cup: Australia head coach Andrew McDonald acknowledged Fraser-McGurk's IPL impact, admitting that the youngster did turn selectors heads in a discussion of finalising a T20 World squad. Fraser-McGurk, who blasted 330 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 234.04, including two 15-ball half-centuries for Delhi Capitals, has been named as one of Australia's two traveling reserves for the World Cup, alongside allrounder Matthew Short. There's no doubt that he did turn our heads and he was a huge discussion when it come to the final 15, head coach Andrew McDonald told SEN radio. He was running hot and there's no doubt he will run hot into the future. There's no doubt what he did in the IPL, he lit it up, he's an extraordinary talent and he's going to give fans much delight across the journey. In discussing the 15-man squad, we needed to cover all bases in the way we wanted to play and there was a lot of building that went into that over a period of time. Despite a stellar home summer that included an ODI debut against the West Indies, Fraser-McGurk was initially considered an outside chance for the World Cup squad. However, his explosive IPL stint propelled him into serious contention. His remarkable batting performances caught the attention of selectors, but the decision was made not to disrupt Australias established top three of David Warner, Travis Head, and captain Mitchell Marsh. Fraser-McGurk himself remains philosophical about not making the final squad, expressing contentment with his role as a traveling reserve. Speaking on the Willow Talk podcast, he said, If I do somehow get a travelling reserve (spot) then great, I can get a good experience there. It didn't really bother me a hell of a lot because I wasn't in this position to sort of feel like I've earned that yet. McDonald also suggested Fraser-McGurk as a likely candidate to partner Travis Head at the top of the order in the post-David Warner era. Think that would be a good indication, think that's where we would head. It may be somewhere in that top three and we're not dismissing the fact that he may be able to play a role in the middle order as well, he said. While Fraser-McGurk has been the headline-grabber, Matthew Shorts domestic performances also promise a competitive future for Australias white-ball sides. McDonald noted: Matthew Short will be vying for that as well and think in the Jake Fraser-McGurk conversation we are probably dismissing what Matthew Short has been able to do domestically as well. So, we feel we have a couple of young talented players who are ready to go when we need them. As for Warner, his T20 World Cup preparations have been marred by a hand injury sustained during the IPL, but McDonald assured that Warner is fully fit and ready. We believe he's fully fit, everything he says he's fully fitwe have no fears that he won't be fit and fully available, the head coach said.

CNMSports 21 May 2024 11:48 am

From leaving Baroda to IPL via TNPL, Swapnils comeback story

CHENNAI: At this point, Royal Challengers Bengalurus turnaround story is well documented. The intense discussions they had at the halfway mark while lingering at the bottom of the table, and how the spin group went to the coaching staff and spoke about the need for more opportunities, the rise of Will Jacks, Rajat Patidars form, it all went hand in hand. Amidst all this, there is one other individual who, since coming into the playing XI, is yet to lose a match for Bengaluru Swapnil Singh. When Swapnil was first brought in for the game against Hyderabad, it was perhaps the first time RCB played two primary spinners this season. From thereon, there has been no looking back as Swapnil has six wickets to show at 19 average and 8.76 economy including a quiet 0/13 in two overs against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. Now, despite not getting a chance early in the season, Swapnil put his head down and continued with his process during the practice games. That is when head coach Andy Flower came up to him and said he was ready. We had a couple of practice games and I did well in that. I also had a word with the head coach, and one fine day he came up to me and said you are ready for the game, keep doing what I am doing. It helped me stay in the zone that whatever I am doing is actually right on target, Swapnil told this daily. Swapnil, originally from Baroda, left the state during the pandemic after not getting enough chances. A regular in the TNCA First-Division league for Nelson Sports Club in Chennai, Swapnil has represented Uttarakhand as an outstation player since 2021-22. In 2023, he was signed by Madurai Panthers in the Tamil Nadu Premier League auction for `12 lakhs. He played all eight games, finished with 150 runs and five wickets to show for the team. While striking at 131.57 with the bat, the 33-year-old was a quiet operator, giving away only 6.79 runs per over. That resulted in his retention in the 2024 TNPL auction. Since I have left Baroda, my home state, I have started playing for Uttarakhand. I am a local in Tamil Nadu. TNPL has really helped. After IPL, domestically it is the best (T20) league India have. The crowd feel is there, the franchises are there, and the teams are very good. So, yeah, it has helped a lot, he said. With six wins on the trot, Swapnil and RCB are on a roll. But perhaps their biggest challenge lies ahead. Whether they can continue the momentum into the next three games will determine the climax of this fairytale story.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2024 11:32 am

India erred by picking 4 spinners for T20 World Cup?

Former spinner Harbhajan Singh believes India made a mistake by picking four spinners for the T20 World Cup.

Rediff 21 May 2024 11:04 am

Victoria, NSW pressure brings changes to new T20 competition

The tournament, to played early in the season, will now feature the eight WBBL sides plus a team from ACT

Espn CricInfo 21 May 2024 10:48 am

Australia Name Fraser-McGurk, Matt Short As Reserves In T20 WC Squad

T20 World Cup: Australia have announced Fraser-McGurk and Short as the reserves for their T20 World Cup squad, travelling to the Caribbean and USA as they finalised their 15-man team and travelling reserves. Fraser-McGurk has exploded onto the scene and made a name for himself, showcasing his raw ability to strike the ball. In nine games for Delhi Capitals, McGurk has scored four half-centuries, accumulating 330 runs at a blistering strike rate of 234.04, including 32 boundaries and 28 sixes. You look at Jake's form in the IPL he took that by storm and he was a serious consideration for the final 15, coach Andrew McDonald told cricket.com.au. And so was Matthew Short. His BBL form has been outstanding over a long period of time and he's shown glimpses at the international level as well, albeit at times he's had to play a different role, he said. When you're on the fringes potentially you're going to have to play different roles at different times and he's really embraced some middle-order opportunities. We know that he's best suited at the top of the order and it's probably similar for Jake as well hence why they haven't been picked in the in the initial 15. But should anything move, we feel as though both of them could have the flexibility to line up anywhere in that batting order, McDonald added. When the 2021 T20 World Cup champions unveiled their squad for the 20-over showcase earlier this month, the absence of Fraser-McGurk was among the biggest surprises. Fraser-McGurk's barnstorming IPL campaign was close to winning him a berth in the 15-man squad, which was on Tuesday confirmed by Cricket Australia ahead of the ICC's May 25 deadline, but the strength of the David Warner-Travis Head-Mitch Marsh top order saw him miss out. Cricket Australia said the players and staff will arrive in the West Indies in stages, with those competing in the Indian Premier League given time at home before joining the group. Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Mitchell Starc, and Cameron Green and Glenn Maxwell will instead link up with the group in Barbados ahead of Australia's tournament opener against Oman on June 5. The Australian squad will fly to the Caribbean on Thursday for a training camp in Trinidad, which includes two practice matches against Namibia and West Indies on May 28 and 30, respectively. Australia open their T20 World Cup campaign against Oman in Barbados on June 5, before Group B fixtures against England, Namibia and Scotland. Australia squad: Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa Travelling Reserves: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matt Short

CNMSports 21 May 2024 10:40 am

Asked Why He Doesn't Smile By Ashwin, Gambhir Gives A Fiery Response

Gautam Gambhir said fans don't come to the stadium to see him smile but rather to watch their team win.

NDTV 21 May 2024 10:28 am

4 Spinner Too Much: Harbhajan's Swipe At India's T20 WC Team Selection

former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh said that the team will miss middle-order batter Rinku Singh and including four spinners in the squad is a little too much.

NDTV 21 May 2024 10:06 am

KKR V SRH Overall Head-to-head, When And Where To Watch

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will lock horns in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2024 on Tuesday for a place in the final. A win will guarantee a direct place in the final while a losing team will play in Qualifier 2 with the winner of the eliminator for a place in the final. This is only the fourth meeting between the two teams in the IPL Playoffs with SRH winning two in the previous three encounters. However, in the overall head-to-head, KKR hold an advantage over SRH. KKR v SRH head-to-head 26- Kolkata Knight Riders: 16 Sunrisers Hyderabad: 9 Tied: 1 KKR v SRH match time: The match starts at 7:30 PM IST (2:00 PM GMT) with the toss taking place half an hour before the match i.e., 7:00 PM (1:30 PM GMT) KKR v SRH match venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad KKR v SRH Live broadcast on television in India: The KKR v SRH match will be broadcast live via Star Sports Network. Live stream in India: The live streaming of KKR v SRH is available on JioCinema Squads: Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Srikar Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Dushmantha Chameera, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Sakib Hussain, Suyash Sharma, Allah Ghazanfar, Chetan Sakariya Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Abdul Samad, Sanvir Singh, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Anmolpreet Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Markande, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Marco Jansen, Akash Maharaj Singh

CNMSports 21 May 2024 9:34 am

MS Dhoni 'Devastated' By CSK's Loss. Report Reveals What He Did Next Day

The mind of most IPL fans though is focused on one question - Is this the end of MS Dhoni?

NDTV 21 May 2024 9:29 am

Like Strict Father: Gambhir's Ex-Teammate On He's Not Fit For India Role

Current coach Rahul Dravid will be at the helm till the 2024 T20 World Cup, which runs till June-end. The tenure of the next coach will start from July and will run till December 31, 2027.

NDTV 21 May 2024 8:54 am

Australia Finalise T20 WC Squad, Delhi Capitals Star Included In Reserves

Australia open their T20 World Cup campaign against Oman in Barbados on June 5, before Group B fixtures against England, Namibia and Scotland.

NDTV 21 May 2024 8:22 am

Viral Video: MS Dhoni Out On Bike Ride In Ranchi Days After IPL Heartbreak

There has been a lot of speculation over MS Dhoni's future in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after Chennai Super Kings crashed out of IPL 2024.

NDTV 21 May 2024 7:43 am

RCB Star Fires Back At Critics Who Questioned Team's IPL Playoffs Chances

Royal Challengers Bengaluru produced a dramatic turnaround in their IPL 2024 journey, confirming their playoffs progression with a thrilling victory against Chennai Super Kings.

NDTV 21 May 2024 7:21 am

Was Dhoni At Fault For RCB Handshake Fiasco? New Video Adds Fresh Twist

Amid the MS Dhoni-RCB players handshake row, a fresh video has surfaced on social media, giving the story a new twist.

NDTV 21 May 2024 7:14 am

11 Best Spells of IPL 2024

A look at the XI Best Spells of the league stages of IPL 2024.

Rediff 21 May 2024 7:12 am

To Rohit, Hardik...: Nita Ambani's Message After MI's Poor IPL Show

Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani shared an inspiring message for Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and other members of the team after a disappointing IPL 2024 campaign.

NDTV 21 May 2024 7:09 am

'Didn't Touch Selector's Feet, So Got Rejected': Gambhir's Mega Reveal

Gautam Gambhir has now revealed how he had to struggle in age-group tournaments.

NDTV 21 May 2024 7:07 am

Somerset and Essex win to keep in touch with County Championship leaders Surrey

Somerset and Essex are at the head of the chasing pack in Division One. The post Somerset and Essex win to keep in touch with County Championship leaders Surrey appeared first on Cricket365 .

Cricket365 21 May 2024 12:45 am

When We Were Losing...: RCB Star Opens Up About Emotional Journey

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) all-rounder Swapnil Singh, who entered the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the second half and made an immediate impact, opened up on his emotional cricketing journey.

NDTV 20 May 2024 11:47 pm

Did Dhoni's 110m Six End Up Costing CSK A Spot In IPL Playoffs - Explained

While it was ecstasy for RCB, the legion of fans of MS Dhoni sank into despair as it could potentially be the last time they witnessed their 'Thala' perform on a cricket field.

NDTV 20 May 2024 11:15 pm

Leicestershire dig deep to secure draw and thwart Gloucestershire

Four half-centuries led by Handscomb's 81 ensure survival with seven wickets down

Espn CricInfo 20 May 2024 11:10 pm

Dal, Chappell dig in to salvage draw for Derbyshire

Northants thwarted despite having home side seven down at tea

Espn CricInfo 20 May 2024 11:07 pm

Tom Helm, Jack Davies seal two-wicket thriller despite Mason Crane's five

Stoneman top-scores with 63 in low-scoring final-day nerve-shredder in Cardiff

Espn CricInfo 20 May 2024 11:00 pm

Renshaw, Umeed wrap up points for Somerset as Denly defiance in vain

Unbroken stand of 134 secures eight-wicket win as Kent rearguard goes in vain

Espn CricInfo 20 May 2024 10:38 pm

Numbers game: What makes the KKR-SRH showdown special

A look at statistics and aspects which have made SRH's 2024 season such a memorable one:

Rediff 20 May 2024 10:16 pm

Jofra Archer Has Got That Extra Pace And Fear Factor To Bring To Opposition, Says Sam Curran

T20 World Cup: Left-arm seam-bowling all-rounder Sam Curran said Jofra Archers return to the England squad ahead of the upcoming T20I series against Pakistan enables the side to use his extra pace and fear factor in outclassing the opposition teams. Archer has been out of international cricket since March 2023 after suffering the recurrence of a long-standing right elbow injury while playing for Mumbai Indians in the 2023 IPL. Before that, Archer dealt with elbow and back injuries for nearly two years. After recently returning to action for Sussex, Archer is now poised to play Englands first of four T20Is against Pakistan at Headingley on Wednesday. It's incredibly exciting. I'm sure any England fans or players will be buzzed to have him back. He's such an addition that no side can turn down. He's got that extra pace and that fear factor he can bring to the opposition as well. It's hugely exciting, we all hope his injuries are behind him, and it will be hugely special going to play in Barbados (during the T20 World Cup) and stuff like that. I think he's excited, and hopefully he'll start well. Jof's had a really tough couple of years, so we're all hoping he can bring his A-game back which we know he's got, and everyone is just incredibly excited to have a player of his quality back, said Curran to reporters. Curran, the Player of the Tournament in Englands 2022 Mens T20 World Cup triumph in Australia and took 3-12 in the final against Pakistan at MCG, is one of eight England squad members who returned early from IPL 2024 to play in the sides last bilateral series before flying to the Caribbean for their title defence. It's probably my proudest career highlight. Everyone asks about that day and it's kind of like a blur. You find you're in your bubble and you're doing your best for the team, and that was an incredible day against Pakistan in Melbourne. The messaging from (captain) Jos (Buttler) and the coaching staff was they wanted to get the group back together and we probably didn't have that last time. We've been apart for a while, so these games are going to be really crucial. We want to be playing as a team and get used to our roles. There's a lot of buzz around the group, it seems like we're back to our energy and it seems like the boys are really fizzed about this trophy hopefully coming back. It felt like we played them a lot during the lead into that World Cup and we're doing it again now. Hopefully, it's a similar type of way it goes, but it makes for a hugely exciting period, he concluded.

CNMSports 20 May 2024 10:16 pm

Bengal'll Be Divided For 2nd Time: Gambhir Recalls Facing Ganguly At Eden

Gautam Gambhir recalled a special occasion where the steadfast support he received from the Kolkata fans while facing Bengal's son Sourav Ganguly, who was leading Pune Warriors.

NDTV 20 May 2024 10:15 pm

People dont think commentators can be good cricketers, but Ive done what I have done, says Dinesh Karthik

The veteran wicketkeeper-batter who has had his most explosive IPL season with the bat says he wanted to finish on a good note; adds that the commentary stint has helped him become a better cricketer and a better person

The Hindu 20 May 2024 9:57 pm

'I am obsessed with winning'

'I hope IPL is not shortcut to play for India'

Rediff 20 May 2024 9:46 pm