I have no sponsors and that is why I am struggling to improve myself: Lili Das

I have no sponsors and that is why I am struggling to improve myself: Lili Das

Sunday, 30 June 2024 | PTI | Panchkula (Haryana)

Middle-distance runner Lili Das was seen as a big hope for Indian athletics when she burst onto the scene in 2016. But things panned out differently from there and eight years later, she is still seeking her first senior international medal. The absence of sponsors has prevented Lili from realising her...

T20 World Cup on course to become most important ICC event, reveals player survey

Sunday, 30 June 2024 | PTI | Bridgetown (Barbados)

A player survey has revealed that the T20 World Cup is closing the gap in the race to become the "most important" ICC event to players around the world, marking a shift from the dominance of the ODI World Cup. According to a survey conducted by the World Cricketers Association (WCA),...

Last Tango: Possibly final time Rohit and Virat will play for India in T20I format

Last Tango: Possibly final time Rohit and Virat will play for India in T20I format

Saturday, 29 June 2024 | PTI | New Delhi

This Saturday afternoon in Barbados, no Indian fan would want Rohit Sharma to drag his jaded body towards the dug-out trying to hide a tear welling up at the corner of his eye. No Indian fan would want to revisit Virat Kohli’s blank stare towards the podium where the coveted ODI...

Shafali Verma becomes fastest woman double-centurion in Test cricket

Saturday, 29 June 2024 | PTI | Chennai

Dashing India opener Shafali Verma smashed the fastest double-century in the history of women’s Test cricket, eclipsing Annabel Sutherland of Australia during the one-off Test against South Africa here on Friday. Shafali, 20, scored her double ton off just 194 balls, bettering Sutherland’s feat, which came off 248 balls against South...

Plan was to make it difficult for England without doing anything extraordinary: Axar

Saturday, 29 June 2024 | PTI | Georgetown (Guyana)

His exploits in the powerplay set up India’s massive win over England and left-arm spinner Axar Patel said keeping things simple was the key as it helped him make life difficult for rival batters “without doing anything extraordinary”. Coming in to bowl in the fourth over, Axar (3/23) removed England skipper...

Buttler admits tactical mistake of not bowling Moeen Ali on turning Providence track

Saturday, 29 June 2024 | PTI | Georgetown (Guyana)

Admitting that they were completely outplayed by India in the T20 World Cup semifinal, England skipper Jos Buttler said in hindsight it was a tactical mistake on his part to not bowl Moeen Ali on a turning Providence pitch here. Indian spin twin of Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav claimed three...

Proteas will succumb to unplayable Axar, Kuldeep in final: Sarandeep

Saturday, 29 June 2024 | PTI | New Delhi

Former India cricketer Sarandeep Singh feels the “unplayable” spin combination of Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel will be too much for the South Africans to handle during the T20 World Cup final in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday. Wrist spinner Kuldeep has taken 10 wickets in four games with a best of...

Penalty shootouts set to take center stage as psychology and new tactics come into play

Saturday, 29 June 2024 | AP | Dortmund

Here's a quiz question: What do the 2022 World Cup final, the 2021 African Cup of Nations final, the 2020 European Championship final and the 2016 Copa America final have in common? Answer: They were all settled by a penalty shootout. Like it or not, the shootout - that tense battle of...

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