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POR vs DEN Dream11 Team Prediction For T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier 2022: Check Captain, Vice-Captain And Probable XIs, July 04, 7:30 PM IST

Check here POR vs DEN Dream11 Team Predictions and hints for the T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier C match between Portugal and Denmark. Also, check the schedule of the Portugal vs Denmark match

News18 4 Jul 2022 4:30 pm

BEL vs SPA Dream11 Team Prediction For T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier 2022: Check Captain, Vice-Captain And Probable Playing XIs, July 4, 2:30 PM IST

Check here BEL vs SPA Dream11 Team Predictions and hints for the T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier C match between Belgium and Spain. Also, check the schedule of the Belgium vs Spain match

News18 4 Jul 2022 1:15 pm

The Drawn Test Against England Women's Team Was A 'Great Learning Experience', Says Laura Wolvaardt

Charismatic South Africa batter Laura Wolvaardt has said the drawn one-off Test against England Women recently was a great learning experience and she would utilise the learnings from the game when the white-ball series against the hosts begins on July 11 with an ODI. The 23-year-old made her Test debut against England but was unlucky to be dismissed by England pacer Issy Wong cheaply in both innings even as Marizanne Kapp scored 150 and an unbeaten 43 in the two innings to save the day for the Proteas in a rain-marred match. Wolvaardt was one of nine South Africa players that earned a first Test cap during the four-day clash in Taunton last month, with the right-hander contributing scores of 16 in both innings. And while Wolvaardt would have loved to have scored more with the bat, she said it was still a superb experience to be able to represent her country in a red-ball cricket against a tough England side. It was an incredible week, Wolvaardt was quoted as saying by ICC on Monday. Test cricket is something that I have always wanted to play since I was a little girl, so to be able to do that and debut with a whole bunch of the team was a great experience. It was really tough, from a cricket point of view. The red ball was very tough to face and I had some challenging innings up front. Overall, it was a great learning experience, I will learn a lot from it going forward and hopefully, it is the first of many. Wolvaardt's focus is now firmly on white-ball cricket, with the tourists scheduled to take on England in three ODIs and three T20Is. The matches will play an important build-up towards the ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa next year, with the two teams likely to be among the favourites to claim the trophy. Wolvaardt is looking to use the recent Test match as a learning experience and return to scoring ways in the limited-overs games. For me, the Test was all about just making sure my technique is right and try and get into strong positions. The basics will stay the same for the ODIs, so it will actually be good because I have done a bit of technical work now leading up to the ODI series, so hopefully, I will be able to time the ball well going into it, she said. Overall, just (getting the chance of) facing their bowlers in tough conditions, all of that will help with the ODI series. Hopefully, it will be a bit easier now with the white ball; so fingers crossed. We are very excited going into the ODI series. We had a bit of a mixed bag of results against them this year; we won the first game (at the World Cup) and then very disappointingly lost the semifinal, so very exciting to get going against them. Also Read: Scorecard We have a very exciting ODI team and it is a format that our team enjoys and is very good at, so hopefully we can give them a bit of a run for their money.

CNMSports 4 Jul 2022 10:27 am

Ireland Announces Squad For Tri-Series Against Australia & Pakistan, Laura Delany To Lead The Side

Ireland Women on Sunday announced a 14-player squad for the home tri-series against Australia and Pakistan, with captain Laura Delany returning to lead the side again. Laura had missed their previous series against South Africa after failing to recover from an injury. Along with her, opening bowler Orla Prendergast and Rebecca Stokell, both were injured as well and have now made it back to the team. Ava Canning and Amy Hunter, who missed the previous series due to exam commitments, also return. We were pleased to see numerous strong performances during the recent South Africa series and, combined with the return of several players to the player pool after exams or injury, it has certainly made for several tough decisions on selection, said Carrie Archer, Chair of National Women's Selectors. However, these selection challenges only serve to underscore the positive fact that we are on the right track in the development of an increased talent pool to choose from in Ireland. Indeed, several players who missed out on this squad can consider themselves unfortunate, but certainly not out of contention for further opportunities, particularly in the lead up to T20 World Cup Qualifier in September.We have a lot to play for and a lot of players to see, especially with so many Super Series games ahead, as well as further internationals ahead of the tournament, she added. The T20I tri-series will be played in Bready from July 16 to 24, with Ireland facing Australia in their first match on the 17. Also Read: Scorecard Squad: Laura Delany (c), Ava Canning, Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Rebecca Stokell

CNMSports 4 Jul 2022 10:15 am

The players who scored the most runs in one over of T20, ODI, and Test have a special relationship with Mumbai Indians. Click here to know-how!

International cricket is played in three formats: ODI, T20, and Test. In all three formats of cricket, the players whose names are recorded for scoring the most runs in an over, have a special relationship with Mumbai Indians somewhere. This is a strange coincidence. Let us tell you that the cricketer who has scored the most runs in an over in ODI, T20, and Test has played for Mumbai Indians in IPL. The record for the most runs in an over in ODIs is held by Herschelle Gibbs, who scored 36 runs in an over against the Netherlands in the 2007 World Cup by hitting 6 sixes in 6 balls. Yuvraj Singh holds the record for the highest score of 36 runs in an over in T20 cricket. Yuvraj did this feat in an over of England bowler Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup. He hit 6 sixes in a row. Kieran Pollard has also scored 36 runs in 1 over in T20. He did this feat in Dhananjay de Silva's over and he also plays in IPL for Mumbai Indians. Talking about Test cricket, the record of scoring the most runs in an over has been registered in the name of Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah scored 29 runs in Stuart Broad's over and also got 6 extra runs. He plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL.

Kalam Times 4 Jul 2022 9:59 am

Dravid best choice to succeed me, says Shastri

Birmingham, July 3: Former India head coach Ravi Shastri hailed his successor and former batter Rahul Dravid, saying that he is the best person to take over from him as the head coach of the national side. After Shastris reign as the head coach ended after Mens T20 World Cup last year, Dravid succeeded him [] The post Dravid best choice to succeed me, says Shastri appeared first on The Shillong Times .

The Shillong Times 4 Jul 2022 2:50 am

Ravi Shastri Presents Feedback For Successor Indian Head Coach Rahul Dravid

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri hailed his successor and former batter Rahul Dravid, saying that he is the best person to take over from him as the head coach of the national side. After Shastri's reign as the head coach ended after Men's T20 World Cup last year, Dravid succeeded him for the job in November 2021 and is currently with the side in the ongoing Edgbaston Test. No better person to take over after me than Rahul. I got that job (of head coach) by mistake which I told Rahul. I was in the commentary box; I was asked to go there and I did my bit. But Rahul is a guy who has come through the system, he has done the hard yards. He has been the coach of the U-19 team and he has taken over this Indian team and I think he will enjoy it once the team starts responding to what he says, said Shastri in a conversation with Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton on Sky Sports. Under Shastri's reign, India stepped up its overseas record in Test cricket, winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy twice in Australia in 2018/19 and 2020/21 apart from leading 2-1 in the series against England, taking the side to new highs in Test cricket, holding the top spot in the rankings as well. I think it was very rewarding, it can be a thankless job because you are judged everyday of your life by 1.4 billion (people) only. There is no hiding away from it, there is nothing to hide behind. You face the bullet, performances matter day in and day out. You got to win. The expectations are big, but the way the boys responded, when I look back at my tenure, those seven years when I was there, I am proud that I had a team that responded in the fashion they did. When I did take over, they were not playing the best of cricket as those rankings will show but towards the end of it, they were right up there in all formats of the game, beamed Shastri. While India peaked in its growth in Test cricket, the same wasn't repeated in white-ball cricket, unable to register an ICC trophy against their name, with the best being a runners-up position in the inaugural World Test Championship final in 2021. If anything, they did not win the World Cup in that tenure of mine but otherwise some amazing performances around the globe in different countries in red-ball cricket and white-ball cricket. But nothing beats those two back-to-back series wins in Australia. That is the icing on the cake then of course, leading in the series in England last year. The team took pride in playing red-ball cricket, Virat (Kohli) must be complimented for that. He led from the front, he wanted to play in that fashion, the fast-bowlers responded. You could see players evolving in that period of time, the Jadejas, Rishabh Pants, Shubman Gills came through the ranks; class players and plenty of them still there, stated Shastri. Shastri further explained how the Indian team began to transform itself into winning overseas Tests consistently. I started at 18. By the time I was 21, I was playing for India and the skin was as thick as anything. Nothing fazed me and that helped when I was coach of India because nothing bothered you. The last thing I was worried about was media. If the boys performed, media will react the way they want. If you don't do well, they have a right to smash you and if you do well, you will get the accolades. Our job was very simple, what the media did not like about Indian cricket. The fact was that we were bullies at home and we didn't play great cricket when we were overseas. So the job for me with the team was to prove them wrong. So, how are you going to do it? You sit with the team; you sit with Virat and say that we are going to take 20 wickets. As simple as that, take the pitch out of the equation. Also Read: Scorecard Both teams play on the same surface. You make your 250-275, then look to take 20 sticks. That's the way you are going to win the game. Now what is the combination needed? You need fast bowlers as you can't live on a spin diet and expect to win overseas; you can't get pitches for that. So, horses for courses, get 20 wickets with fast bowlers in, find the right combination and have the stomach for a fight, concluded the former India all-rounder.

CNMSports 3 Jul 2022 3:46 pm

Australian Speedster Starc Confirms Unavailability In BBL's Upcoming Season

Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said he will not be a part of the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL), becoming the first home star cricketer to confirm his unavailability for the lucrative T20 tournament. The 32-year-old Starc last played the competition in 2014/15. While Starc said he enjoyed BBL, he added that his approach to all franchise-based cricket remains the same and that he wants to concentrate on playing for the country. I have always enjoyed the BBL when I have played it ... but my approach with all franchise cricket hasn't changed over the last seven years, Starc told thewest.co.au on Sunday. My approach to the IPL, BBL, I have looked at the Australian schedule and wanting to be as fit and well-performed for that as I can. And franchise cricket has taken a back seat. Starc played for the Sydney Sixers in 2014/15, and since then he has rejected several potential offers from franchise leagues across the world. Australia have an extremely busy schedule this season as, following the conclusion of the month-long series against Sri Lanka, they have limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, New Zealand, India, England and West Indies as well as a ICC T20 World Cup at home in October-November this year. They will also play Tests against the West Indies and South Africa before the BBL window, with a tour of India, away Ashes and the 50-over World Cup in India highlighting next year's calendar. Also Read: Scorecard The schedule in the next 18 months is ridiculous. I will always keep Australian cricket front of mind, and then franchise cricket (second). I also like spending time at home and seeing my wife (cricketer Alyssa Healy), Starc said.

CNMSports 3 Jul 2022 2:32 pm

PNG Skipper Assad Vala Confident To Take His Team Into Maiden ICC T20 WC

Papua New Guinea captain Assad Vala is determined to ensure his country's maiden ICC Men's T20 World Cup appearance last year does not represent a one-off as they look to seal their place in October's mega event in Australia. Vala's side is preparing for ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier B, with two qualification spots up for grabs, and will begin by taking on the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Uganda in Group B later this month. The PNG skipper remembers all too well the jubilation that followed his side's success at this stage three years ago and believes they have the tools at their disposal to stage a repeat performance as they look to capitalise on growing cricketing interest back home. We know from experience how special it is to qualify for a World Cup. It was a dream come true. Having played for so many years and tried to get to a World Cup, to make it playing good cricket as we did was fantastic, said Vala. We enjoyed the experience of playing in the big stadiums and we want to experience that atmosphere again. There was a lot of interest when the World Cup was on, not just in the cricket fraternity -- everyone in Papua New Guinea was behind us. We know it will be tough -- everyone is going out there with the same goal and from the first ball against the Netherlands, we have to be ready, he added. The Barramundis were beaten in all three of their Group B games in the UAE last October, letting a good position slip in the opener against Oman before going down against Scotland and Bangladesh. Vala believes his side learned plenty from the experience. However, he is backing some new and returning players to make an impact in Zimbabwe. We are feeling pretty confident. We know we have to play our best cricket to qualify but if we do that, we'll have a good chance. We played our first T20s since the World Cup in Nepal in April and we have just finished our domestic T20 competition, he said. We have a young wicketkeeper, Hila Vare, who has been scoring runs in that competition, so he is going to make his debut in the coming games. Hopefully, he can carry that form into this tournament and produce the goods on the international stage, he added. Also heading to Zimbabwe in form is Tony Ura, the 32-year-old who came to the fore in Nepal. He peaked against Malaysia, blasting 10 sixes in his unbeaten 86 from 34 balls, and his captain hopes he can continue his momentum. Tony Ura has been exceptional over the last couple of months. He finished the Nepal series really strongly and has been in good form domestically. He's been scoring consistently and striking the ball really well -- he's been difficult to bowl at in the nets. He's a match-winner for us, said the PNG skipper. Seamer Damien Ravu returns having missed the trip to Nepal to bolster an attack who have had the guidance of former Australia international Chadd Sayers in recent months. Some familiar foes lie in wait in the group stage and Vala cannot wait to get going. We've played a lot against Hong Kong. I haven't seen their squad yet but we have a really good rivalry with them, said Vala. Also Read: Scorecard I always want to do my best for the country and for this group of boys -- it would be a huge achievement to qualify. Hopefully, I can lead from the front and help us get to another World Cup, he added.

CNMSports 2 Jul 2022 10:58 pm

Captain Assad Vala Determined to Show PNG Belongs to Men's T20 World Cup

Vala's side is preparing for ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier B, with two qualification spots up for grabs, and will begin by taking on the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Uganda in Group B later this month.

News18 2 Jul 2022 8:47 pm

Jasprit Bumrah, Yuvraj Singh and Jaskaran Malhotra: India-born players hold record for most runs in an over in all 3 formats

Broad's expression and his treatment in that over took everyone into a flashback when Yuvraj Singh slammed the same bowler for 36 runs in an over, all 6s, back in 2007 at the first T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Zee News 2 Jul 2022 7:20 pm

IND vs ENG 5th Test: Jasprit Bumrah does a Yuvraj Singh, Stuart Broad smashed for 35 in an over as meme fest begins

Jasprit Bumrah played a captain's knock in his debut Test as skipper of Team India as his 31 off 16 balls took India to 416 all-out in the first innings of the fifth and last Test at Edgbaston on Saturday (July 2). Bumrah had fun batting vs England pacer Stuart Broad and did a Yuvraj Singh on him. Stuart Broad got hit for 35 runs off the 84th over of the innings. Not to forget, back in 2007, former Indian batter Yuvraj Singh had smashed Stuart for 6 sixes, 36 runs, in an over at the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa. From then, Stuart has come a long way, to pick over 500 Test wickets. But on Saturday, Bumrah landed one more unwanted record in his bag as Stuary leaked 35 in one over.

Zee News 2 Jul 2022 4:30 pm

This mighty batsman got the reward for his excellent performance in IPL 2022, and became the captain of his team!

In IPL 2022, England's dashing batsman Jos Buttler made a lot of noise and made a lot of headlines with his performance. Now Jos Buttler has been rewarded for his best performance and has been handed over the captaincy of England's ODI and T20 team. Recently, former England captain Eoin Morgan stepped down from the captaincy, after which England and Wales Cricket Board took this decision. Jos Buttler was the vice-captain of the team. Jos Buttler will take the field against India for the first time as a captain. The first three T20 matches will be played between the two teams from 7 to 10 July. After this, there will be three ODI matches between the two teams from 12 to 19 July. Jos Buttler will also captain the England team in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year and this tournament is going to be very difficult for him. There will be a lot of pressure on Jos Buttler as captain, as he does not have much time left to prepare. Jos Buttler has played 88 T20 and 151 ODI matches for his team. He made his international debut in 2011. He has captained his team in 9 ODIs, out of which he won 6 matches. Whereas as captain in T20, he managed to win three out of five matches.

Kalam Times 2 Jul 2022 1:10 pm

Jos Buttler Currently Focusing On White-Ball Cricket, Returning To Test Not In Mind

England's new limited-overs skipper Jos Buttler has said he is currently focused on white-ball cricket, adding that returning to the Test setup was not on his mind. Buttler was recently made captain of the England white-ball side after long-serving skipper Eoin Morgan quit international cricket. Several former cricketers have been rally for Buttler to be included as Test opener in the Ben Stokes-led side even as he continues to lead in limited-overs cricket. But Buttler, whose performance in the IPL 2022 season for Rajasthan Royals and the ODI series against the Netherlands has been simply outstanding, has told Daily Mail that Stokes' men don't need him as they are playing fantastically well. I'm very focused on the white-ball stuff and really excited for the challenge that lies ahead. I think it's going to be a really big challenge and one that needs my full-time, Buttler was quoted as saying in the report. England's two big limited-overs assignments will come in the form of the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia this year and the 50-over World Cup in India next year. England, under Eoin Morgan, had defeated New Zealand in 2019 to lift the 50-over trophy at home. Buttler also spoke about his axing following the Ashes debacle where he was not considered for the three-Test away series in the Caribbean under then Test captain Joe Root. Rightfully so. I had a poor Ashes series, I'm not part of the team at the moment, and the team is playing fantastically well, so it doesn't look like a team that needs people from outside, said Buttler, adding he had made white-ball cricket his top priority right now. Certainly, being captain of the white-ball team is my number one priority. Talking about the Test stuff might be a question that never has to be answered unless someone wants to pick me for the team -- which hasn't been the case. Buttler also said it was a huge honour to be leading the side which had set new benchmarks under Morgan. Also Read: Scorecard They're (Morgan) big shoes to fill, aren't they? But the team is in a great place isn't it, and I see the game in a very similar way to Eoin. I want us to play in exactly the same way. One big thing that we always talk about as a group is not setting boundaries, not having limitations, always being keen to improve, always pushing the bar higher and that's the thing to try and work on. Where are those areas that we can improve? What can we keep doing? But I hope that the style of play remains exactly the same.

CNMSports 2 Jul 2022 1:04 pm

India's Bowling Arsenal Has The Caliber To Demolish England's Belief

The successful completion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the selling of the media rights for it is the news that Indian cricket is celebrating. The most important aspect of any venture is the financials, and the BCCI, one feels, is comfortable with it. The Indian domestic season ended with the completion of the Ranji Trophy. Madhya Pradesh winning it with not a single International player in its midst is a remarkable story. One has to give kudos to each of the playing members of the side, especially, in the way they showcased teamwork and togetherness. One has to admire the coaching skills of Chandrakant Pandit, who has with this win etched himself as the best-ever cricket performance coach in India. Indian cricket may look like it is sailing through calm waters as a cricket establishment. However, one gets the feeling that cricket on the field is in a maze. There seems to be plenty of uncertainty as regards to the players and now with the captain as well. India will be playing an important Test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham today. With a 2-1 lead in the series, India may be in the driver's seat with nothing major to lose. However, a victory against England for all Indians is always a special occasion. Completing a pending series eight and a half months since the last Test match of that series is in itself an amusing story. India and England in the meantime have both changed their captains and their coaches. The momentum that India had gained and established mentally as a superior unit may no longer hold. A one-Test encounter in a foreign land is never a right approach and India have suffered from this in the past. The inaugural World Test Championship, when India played New Zealand, the latter having played a few matches before, was a prime example of a team not acclimatised for the big occasion. The Indian Test team seems to be in the same predicament at present. They have landed after playing two months of T20 cricket into playing the true traditional and conventional form of the game. Test cricket requires one to be patient and draws one into a mental state that is far different from the glamorous hit-or-miss variety of the T20. India are also in a flap as regards captaincy. Jasprit Bumrah has been named captain because of the unavailability of Rohit Sharma. The ideal solution would have been to request Virat Kohli to lead. Bumrah is the leading force for India as a bowler. However, captaincy could become a burdensome issue for him. Furthermore, he has not even captained a First-class side before and, therefore, putting this additional responsibility on his shoulder would not be fair to him. God and lady luck need to shine on India, as without KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and the lack of confidence in their batters in Cheteshwar Pujara , Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, the blessings of the almighty is all what Indian fans must be praying for. The England side looks confident and cocky having won the series 3-0 against New Zealand. Their new aggressive approach has been a revelation in the way in which they bat. One admires it when it all comes out right but cricket history has shown that it could come to bite you as well. India has the bowling arsenal to demolish England's belief. Rahul Dravid has a major issue and that is to select the ideal and best eleven for the Test match. Apart from Virat Kohli, not a single spot in the batting order is in order. India possesses both pace and good spin-bowling options. The English weather tempts one to go in with an extra pacer but for India to leave out R. Ashwin would be a folly. However, the most concerning part would be Bumrah as a captain and as to how he marshals the side. India, on the other hand have their eyes focused on the T20 World Cup at the end of this year. Australia is the venue and identifying the players for it would be a challenge. The reason being that the IPL throws out players who have performed well in it and they seem to be favoured in the selection of the national side as well. This has led to a huge pool of players, all showcasing similar skills amongst them. Along with the regular established players, identifying the best from the rest is going to be a difficult task. One feels India is over-extending itself by playing two series at one time. An Indian cap has become an everyday affair. A good performance in the IPL and one is a part of one of the Indian side, if not in the senior side, then at least in one of the limited-overs one. None of the other countries send two teams to play two different series. One wonders whether the Indian players will be fresh enough to play the T20 World Cup, given the schedule of matches that they will be playing before it. Giving a cricketer a well-deserved break is not the answer. A team needs to have continuity and camaraderie to understand one another. This comes from playing as many matches together and spending quality time with one another, away from the ground. The Indian team needs to confine itself to a camp where strategies and plans are discussed and decided. Also Read: Scorecard This is where India has failed earlier and has, therefore, not won an ICC Trophy since 2014. One hopes Dravid changes it or else we will once again ask WHY.

CNMSports 1 Jul 2022 9:58 am

Dhawan to miss T20 WC Gavaskar expects

New Delhi, June 21 Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan is unlikely to work his way back into contention and feature at this years ICC Mens T20 World Cup in Australia.Dhawan has already played at two T20 World Cups for India in 2014 and 2016.Some good form at this years IPL []

Kashmir Media Watch 21 Jun 2022 2:42 pm

Will Umran Malik Get A Chance In Team India?

Umran' s friend Abdul Samad and Jammu Kashmir cricket team mentor Irfan Pathan played in vital role in shaping his cricket career. Now, former players have started batting in his favour. Even the great Sunil Gavaskar has said that Malik should be given a chance in the Indian cricket team. Harbhajan Singh is also expecting that the fast bowler will get a chance for T20 world cup. Players like Daniel Vettori, Chris Lynn have praised him.

NDTV 17 May 2022 7:59 pm

Decoding Jasprit Bumrah With Saba Karim

Why Jasprit Bumrah's return to form is good news for Mumbai Indians and Team India in the year of the T20 World Cup.

NDTV 10 May 2022 7:21 pm

Indian cricket needs an edge on bowling speed

Selectors for the T20 World Cup mustnt miss the promise of IPL pacer Umran Malik, whose delivery speeds have got audiences on the edge of their seats. To sharpen our spear, start now

Livemint 3 May 2022 9:40 pm