2nd ODI: Indian batting needs fresh approach to save series

2nd ODI: Indian batting needs fresh approach to save series

India would expect a better approach from skipper Shikhar Dhawan and young Shubman Gill in the Powerplay overs when the team clashes with New Zealand in the do-or-die second One-Day International. The Seddon Park is a three-way open ground but is known for being one of the batting friendliest tracks in New Zealand where willow … Read more

Red Bull agree terms with FIA over cost cap breach

Red Bull called a news conference for Friday at the Mexican Grand Prix amid media reports the new Formula One champions had agreed a settlement with the governing FIA on spending more than allowed last season. Red Bull said the news conference would “address the 2021 Cost Cap” but they would not comment on an … Read more

PSV Eindhoven away fans banned for next European game

PSV Eindhoven have been ordered to play their next European competition game without their away fans after crowd trouble marred their Europa League defeat at Arsenal last week, UEFA said on Thursday. Fans of PSV ripped up seats and lit flares, throwing one towards Arsenal supporters during the game at the Emirates Stadium in London, … Read more

Rohit Sharma’s coach wants him to shed high-risk game

Rohit Sharma’s coach Dinesh Lad is not impressed with the way the Indian captain has been getting out of late, saying he must resort to playing the anchor’s role instead of a “high-risk” game. Lad wants his ward to spend more time on the wicket. The Indian skipper got out for four runs against Pakistan … Read more

New Zealand-Afghanistan match abandoned at T20 World Cup

New Zealand’s Super 12 match against Afghanistan at the T20 World Cup was abandoned on Wednesday without a ball bowled due to rain, leaving both teams to share the points. Rain plays spoilsport at the MCG Afghanistan and New Zealand share points after the match is called off!#T20WorldCup | #NZvAFG pic.twitter.com/6NrtUpBbLd — T20 World Cup … Read more

King Kohli storms into top-10 T20I batter’s list

Star India batter Virat Kohli stormed his way back into the top 10 T20I batting chart, climbing up five spots to ninth position in the latest rankings issued on Wednesday. Kohli has been rewarded for his heroics against Pakistan in India’s T20 World Cup opener against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last Sunday. … Read more

Carlo Ancelotti unhappy with Real Madrid’s defending at set pieces

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said they must improve their defending at set pieces after conceding twice at corner kicks in Tuesday’s 3-2 Champions League defeat by RB Leipzig. Josko Gvardiol and Christopher Nkunku put Leipzig 2-0 up after 18 minutes in Germany after Madrid failed to deal with corners, as the Spaniards suffered their … Read more

Emotional Hardik Pandya recalls late father’s sacrifices

Flamboyant India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday turned emotional, recalling how his late father moved cities to fulfil a young boy’s cricketing dreams. If Virat Kohli (82 not out) stole the limelight with his incredible knock in India’s four-wicket win over Pakistan in their T20 World Cup opener, star all-rounder Hardik (40) was the perfect … Read more

Marcus Stoinis says Australia must embrace pressure after defeat

Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis said the Twenty20 world champions were hurting after an 89-run humbling by New Zealand in their Super 12 stage clash on Saturday, but he backed the hosts to feed off the pressure and reach the semi-finals. The result at Sydney Cricket Ground hammered Australia’s net run rate, which will be used … Read more

Acrobatic England outclass Afghanistan in five-wicket victory

England kicked off their Twenty20 World Cup campaign with a five-wicket win over Afghanistan thanks to seamer Sam Curran’s haul of 5-10 and a sublime effort in the field. Afghanistan crumbled to 112 all out in 19.4 overs after being sent in to bat. Ibrahim Zadran (32) and Usman Ghani (30) provided the only resistance … Read more