Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar, who got India its first Test series win in England, dies at 77

Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar, who got India its first Test series win in England, dies at 77

Former India Test captain Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to its first Test series win in England in 1971 passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He breathed his last at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital. Wadekar made his debut in 1966 against the West Indies and went on to represent India in 37 Tests and two one-day internationals.

Imran decides against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to swearing in ceremony

Imran decides against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to swearing in ceremony

Pakistan’s Prime Ministet-to-be,  Imran Khan, has decided against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to his oath taking ceremony on August 11 as Pakistan’s new prime minister as he wants to keep the event very simple, Dawn reported.
His party had initially planned to invite several foreign leaders and personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Indian cricketers like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavasker and Navjot Singh Sidhu to the event.
However, in an apparent change of heart today, Khan has opted against a fancy ceremony.

England breaks its own world record for the highest team total in one-day cricket.

England breaks its own world record for the highest team total in one-day cricket.

Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales hailed “another very special day” at Trent Bridge, after capitalizing on the pristine batting conditions at their favorite ground for ODI cricket and smashing England’s own record for the highest team total in one-day cricket. After being asked to bat first in the third ODI – on the grounds that Tim Paine, Australia’s captain, didn’t know what would constitute enough runs on what was self-evidently a belter of a pitch – England rampaged to a massive total of 481 for 6, beating by 37 runs the previous record of 444 for 3 that they made here against Pakistan in 2016, reports espncricinfo.

The irresistible rise of Afghanistan’s cricket team

The irresistible rise of Afghanistan’s cricket team

On Thursday, Afghanistan’s national cricket team played India in a Test match, a form of the game — taking place over five seven-hour days — reserved for a select group of nations. In cricket’s near 150-year history of international fixtures, only 11 countries have competed at that level; Afghanistan becomes the 12 th. The achievement marks another high point in a remarkable ascent: Emerging from refugee camps in Pakistan and only officially formed in 1995, Afghanistan’s cricket team has surmounted obstacles unknown to most athletes — terrorism, displacement, war — and with flair and panache that have won admirers the world over,writes Sidharth Monga in New York Times.

Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win

Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu Following Dinesh Karthik’s heroics against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final, we look at other instances of thrilling international matches that ended with a six off the final ball Javed Miandad, Pakistan vs India, Sharjah, 1986 The shot that broke over a million hearts. In the Australiasia Cup final in Sharjah, […]

The truth about Aussie cricket culture

The truth about Aussie cricket culture

By Mickey Arthur/www.playersvoice.com.au Unfortunately, it was always going to end like this. Despite generational change, independent reviews and too many behavioural spotfires to list, Cricket Australia and the national team had demonstrated no real willingness or desire to improve the culture within their organisation from season to season. That could lead to only one conclusion. […]

This is another wake up call for cricketers

This is another wake up call for cricketers

By Mark Nicholas/Cricinfo It was remarkable that on the front page of yesterday’s Cape Times, beneath a picture of a quelled township riot, the headline printed in large bold font announced: “Disgraced Aussies kicked out. ” The Cape Argus was barely less coruscating: “Guilty trio on first flight home.” The words might as well have had an exclamation […]

Pakistani High Commission in Colombo felicitates visiting women’s cricket team

Pakistani High Commission in Colombo felicitates visiting women’s cricket team

Colombo, March 28 (newsin.asia): The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Janbaz Khan on Tuesday felicitated the visiting Pakistani Women’s Cricket team. The team is currently in Sri Lanka to play the qualifier round of the ICC Women’s Championship against Sri Lanka. There were three one day internationals. Apart from the ODIs, the […]

Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma kept his promise to visit a Lankan fan’s home .

Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma kept his promise to visit a Lankan fan’s home  .

Colombo, March 16: (IHC): Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma kept his promise to visit the home of one of Sri Lankan fans when he was in Colombo last for the Nidahas Trophy. Rohit made not only made this heart warming gesture to  Mohamed Nilam, but had financially assisted him to travel to see his ailing […]

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