India vs Australia: Kohli returns to take charge, Rahul included in both teams as Karthik is dropped from ODIs

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Indian squads for T20I and ODI series against Australia respectively on Friday. Skipper Virat Kohli returns after being rested for the final two ODIs and T20I series against New Zealand. Lokesh Rahul has also found a place in the respective squads after missing out on the New Zealand tour due to off-field infractions. Rahul fought his way back after a couple of good innings for India A against England Lions in the two unofficial Tests, which concluded hours…

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India vs Australia: 3 World Cup certainties who could be rested for the ODI series

After the historic triumph in Australia and New Zealand, the Indian selectors would now want to try out few new faces in a bid to the test the bench-strength leading up to the World Cup. Hence, in the upcoming ODI series against Australia, they could rest few frontline players and give opportunities to other players. Here we take a look at three players who could be rested after the rather tight schedule in Australia and New Zealand. With the IPL coming up, the selectors will also be keen to monitor…

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Guptill hits century as New Zealand outclasses Bangladesh by 8 wickets

Earlier, Trent Boult and Matt Henry cut through the Bangladesh top order, taking advantage as the ball swung and seamed early to leave the tourists 42-4, then 94-6.

Martin Guptill carried his bat for 117 as New Zealand eased to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh on Wednesday in the first of three one-day internationals. Bangladesh was bowled out for 232 in 48.5 overs after batting first on winning the toss. New Zealand surpassed that total at 233-2 with 33 balls to spare. Guptill locked in his place in the New Zealand squad for the World Cup in England later this year with a confident, match-winning century from 116 balls which included eight boundaries and four sixes. While his…

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India Fall Just Short in Big Chase as New Zealand Clinch Series.

India lost the final Twenty20 International of the three-match series against New Zealand on Sunday (February 10) by 4 runs, ending the tour with a 1-2 series loss. Chasing 213 to win, India could only muster 208 as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. A 63-run partnership between Dinesh Karthik (33*) and Krunal Pandya (26*) almost did the job for the visitors but it wasn’t enough in the end. Needing 16 to win in the final over of the match, Karthik started with a double before playing out two…

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India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma on verge of creating world record in T20Is

 Rohit Sharma on verge of creating world record in T20Is

Rohit Sharma scripted history by becoming the top run-getter in T20Is with a brilliant half century earlier in the series and the India stand-in skipper has a chance to add more accolades to his name when he takes the field during the final T20I encounter against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday. Rohit Sharma (102) needs two sixes to surpass New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and West Indies batsman Chris Gayle (both with 103 sixes) to become the batsman with the most number of sixes in T20Is. During the ODI series against…

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Krunal, Rohit power visitors to series-levelling win in Auckland

Mahendra Singh Dhoni watched from the 22 yards distance as his heir apparent Rishabh Pant showed spunk in a tricky situation, guiding India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory against New Zealand in the second T20 International here Friday. The chase was set up by skipper Rohit Sharma (50 off 29 balls) in company of Shikhar Dhawan (30, 31 balls) with a 79-run stand after Krunal Pandya got three wickets to restrict the hosts to 158/8. With whirlwind fifty, Rohit also became the top run-getter in the format, surpassing Martin Guptill.…

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Argentine Footballer Emiliano Sala’s Body Identified in Wreckage of Plane Crash in the English Channel

Argentine Footballer Emiliano Sala's Body Identified in Wreckage of Plane Crash in the English Channel

Portland: A body recovered by British investigators from the submerged wreckage of a plane that went down in the Channel has been identified as that of footballer Emiliano Sala, police said on Thursday. The Argentine striker’s body was first spotted by rescuers with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on Sunday close to where the plane went missing near the British island of Guernsey. It was recovered on Wednesday and brought to the Isle of Portland in southern England on board the Geo Ocean III offshore supply ship on Thursday for…

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Real Kashmir Beat Gokulam Kerala; Move to Top of I-League Table

Real Kashmir Beat Gokulam Kerala; Move to Top of I-League Table

Srinagar: The fairy tale run of Real Kashmir Football Club in the I-League continued as the club from the Valley defeated Gokulam Kerala FC by a solitary goal to go to the top of points table here on Wednesday. The match between the Snow Leopards and Gokulam was played at the TRC Ground in chilling weather conditions amid a mix of rain and snowfall with none of the teams willing to yield the ground. Ivorian striker Gnohere Krizo scored the all-important goal in the 51st minute to hand Real Kashmir…

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Rohit Sharma & Co slump to 80-run loss in first T20I

A below-par India slumped to their worst ever defeat in T20 Internationals as New Zealand outclassed the visitors in all departments to win the first match of the series by a comprehensive 80-run margin on Wednesday. Batting first, unheralded keeper-batsman Tim Seifert took the Indian bowling apart blasting 84 off 43 balls as New Zealand posted a commanding 219 for six. With the crack opening pair of skipper Rohit Sharma (1) and Shikhar Dhawan (29) departing within the Powerplay overs, the chase became a difficult one and India were all…

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‘Don’t send me to Bahrain’: Refugee footballer pleads in Bangkok

A refugee footballer fighting an extradition request pleaded for his freedom Monday, saying “please don’t send me to Bahrain” as he arrived in shackles at a Bangkok court, which extended his detention by another two months. Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee and Australian resident, fears torture and even death if he is returned to his homeland. Araibi, who has been held in Thai custody since November following Bahrain’s extradition request, arrived in court in chains and pleaded with reporters and football officials to help secure his freedom. “Please don’t send…

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