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'Ashwin's return is a good thing but will he be in the XI?'
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Ravichandran Ashwin may have been included in the 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, but former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar is doubtful over the veteran off-spinner getting a chance to feature in the mega event.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Like Messi, but three goals don't make Nkunku, Leipzig happy
Berlin, Sep 16 (IANS) It seemed a difficult decision for Christopher Nkunku. After a game of open doors containing nine entertaining goals, the 23-year-old couldn't make up his mind whether to cry or laugh.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
IPL is a 'good lead-in' for T20 World Cup, says Maxwell
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) Australian Glenn Maxwell, who will represent Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, has said that the lucrative T20 league will be good preparation for the T20 World Cup that immediately follows it.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
AB is a freak, the only one who can take on Bumrah: Gambhir
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir believes there is only one person who can take on someone like Jasprit Bumrah, and "it was AB de Villiers". The ex-Kolkata Knight Riders captain further said that Virat Kohlis Royal Challengers Bangalore has several good players who can dominate the opposition.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Patriots beat Kings to lift maiden CPL title
Basseterre, Sep 16 (IANS) St Kitts and Nevis Patriots claimed their first-ever Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title as they defeated the Saint Lucia Kings by three wickets in a closely contested encounter at Warner Park here.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Saint Kitts And Nevis,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2021: Happy with the way I bowled, says RCB spinner Chahal
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) "The old Yuzi is back," said a confident looking Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal after finishing nets in Dubai and added that he is really "pumped up" for the resumption of the second leg of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) in UAE.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand's Blundell ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan
Lahore, Sep 16 (IANS) New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Blundell has been ruled out of the ODI series against Pakistan due to a left-quad strain.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand lose Blundell ahead of series opener in Pakistan
Lahore, Sep 16 (IANS) New Zealand have suffered a setback ahead of Friday's ODI series opener in Pakistan with wicket-keeper batsman Tom Blundell ruled out of the series because of an injury suffered during the preceding T20I series against Bangladesh.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Champions League: Real Madrid make winning start against Inter
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Real Madrid, the most successful team in UEFA Champions League history, started their latest campaign with a morale-boosting 1-0 win against Italian side Inter Milan at the San Siro, Milan. Italy.
2021-09-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Champions League: Messi, Neymar fail; Mbappe injured as PSG held to draw
Brugge (Belgium), Sep 16 (IANS) Lionel Messi's first UEFA Champions League match for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) did not produce the desired result as the star-studded French club were held 1-1 by modest Belgium Champions Club Brugge in a Group A clash.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Michael Holding announces retirement from cricket commentary; reports
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) West Indies great Michael Holding has announced his retirement as a cricket commentator, reported ESPNcricinfo. Holding has been one of the most influential and widely recognised voices in cricket.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'2017 final was a good time': Hasan says Pakistan will try to stun India again
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali on Wednesday said that his team will try and replicate the Champions Trophy 2017 final against India when the two sides meet in their respective ICC T20 World Cup openers on October 24 in Dubai.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals' Rabada, Nortje, Dwarshuis reach Dubai
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Delhi Capitals' Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Ben Dwarshuis have reached the team hotel in Dubai on Wednesday ahead of the resumption of the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2021: Kulwant replaces injured Siddharth in DC squad
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Delhi Capitals have suffered a blow ahead of the start of the second phase of IPL 2021 as their left-arm orthodox bowler Manimaran Siddharth has been ruled out of the tournament.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Really miss those guys, says Sangakkara on Stokes, Archer, Buttler pull-outs
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) England cricketers Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler will be missing in action for the Rajasthan Royals in the second phase of IPL 2021. The franchise has already named replacements but how the new signings would turn out, in UAE conditions, will be interesting to see.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hanuma Vihari parts ways with Andhra, returns to Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) India's Test cricketer Hanuma Vihari has decided to part ways with Andhra Cricket Association and returned to Hyderabad where he made his debut back in 2010. He will now represent Hyderabad Cricket Association in the upcoming 2021/22 season of domestic cricket.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Golfer Lakhmehar takes lead as fancied names struggle in first round of 9th leg of WPGT
Noida, Sep 15 (IANS) On a day when none of the golfers broke par, Lakhmehar Pardesi led by two shots at the end of the first round of the ninth leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour here on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Boxing Nationals: Haryana's Sumit, Delhi's Neeraj among others make winning start
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Olympian Sumit Sangwan and Neeraj Swami were among the other boxers to register victories on the opening day of the 5th men's national boxing championships at the Inspire Institute of Sports in Bellary, Karnataka on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Adam Gilchrist backs Cummins to succeed Paine as Oz Test captain
Perth, Sep 15 (IANS) Former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has backed Pat Cummins to become Australia's next Test captain. He feels that Cummins is the front-runner to take over the captaincy from Tim Paine whenever the 36-year-old batsman decides to step down from the role.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bayern preparing for crunch time in Champions League knockout stage
Berlin, Sep 15 (IANS) "It's too early to talk about favourites," former Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said after the Bavarians demonstrated power by crushing a wavering Barcelona 3-0 in their group opener of the Champions League.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
IPL 2021: De Villiers hits ton in RCB's first practice match
Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS) : Three-time IPL runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore had their first practice match in The Sevens Stadium in Dubai to acclimatise to playing a full game in the hot and sultry conditions in UAE. The intra-squad practice match turned into an edge-of-the-seat thriller with fantastic performances from both teams, RCB-A and RCB-B, led by Harshal Patel and Devdutt Padikkal respectively.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Every point in multi-format series is important: Smriti Mandhana
Mackay (Australia), Sep 15 (IANS) India women's team cricketer Smriti Mandhana said on Wednesday that the multi-format series was the way to go as it provided players with the opportunity to play in all formats of the game and also made every match extremely competitive.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2021: Top catches from the first half of the tournament
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) In the first half of IPL 2021, there were batting performances which wowed the audience while many bowlers came out on top with great spells. But there were some stunning catches taken which earned the fielders many accolades. We take a look at instances of extraordinary catches from the first half of IPL 2021:
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2021 set to welcome fans back to stadiums, limited seating available
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will witness the return of fans inside the stadiums in UAE, confirmed the IPL in a statement on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Intriguing posters of Leander-Mahesh web series 'Break Point' released
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) The posters of web series 'Break Point' have been released by its host OTT platform. The series which talks about the famous partnership of tennis champs Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi is directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tewari.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Ashes will be one of my last cracks: Pattinson
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Australian pace bowler James Pattinson, whose career was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic just as he had seemed to have recovered from spinal injury, has termed the forthcoming Ashes as a make-or-break series for him.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
SA's Quinton de Kock breaks into top-10 of T20I rankings for batsmen
Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS) South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock's showing in the recently-concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka saw him gain four places to the eighth spot in the latest Men's T20I Rankings for batsmen, said the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Chris Gayle has to open the batting: Gautam Gambhir
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir believes West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has to open for his IPL team Punjab Kings during the second leg of IPL 2021. He also said it makes no sense to have the big-hitting Jamaican batting at three.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Credit to RCB for allowing Maxwell to play the way he wants to: Parthiv
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel said credit needs to be given to the management of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for allowing Australia's Glenn Maxwell to play the way he wants to. He added that Maxwell is more likely to flourish when allowed to play freely.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Jamshedpur FC to aim for top-four finish in ISL this season: New signing Stewart
Jamshedpur, Sep 15 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC's new signing, Greg Stewart is eyeing nothing less than a top-four finish in the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL). Last season, the club finished sixth on the points table, four points off four-placed FC Goa, and the Scot believes the club under Owen Coyle is determined to improve on that performance in a big way by reaching the semifinals in 2021/22, admitting at the same time that there would be pressure on them on account of expectations.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Players becoming white-ball specialists going to happen more and more: Taylor
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Former Australia captain Mark Taylor has said young cricketers opting to play white-ball cricket will happen more and more in near future. He added that the governing bodies must make Test cricket more financially attractive to ensure players remain focused on the longest format of the game.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
We focus on our preparation and we take one match at a time: Samson
Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said the team needs to focus on its preparation and take one match at a time. In a video shared by the franchise on their social media handles, Samson was seen giving a motivational talk to all team members in the huddle before commencing their practice session.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Thoroughly enjoying the New York experience post US Open triumph: Raducanu
New York, Sep 15 (IANS) US Open women's champion, Emma Raducanu of Great Britain, said on Wednesday that last 72 hours after winning the title at Flushing Meadows had been extremely hectic, but despite the busy schedule post the triumph, she had been thoroughly enjoying the New York experience.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Shastri, Kohli great promoters of Test cricket in recent times: Taylor
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Former Australia captain Mark Taylor has said that India captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri have been great supporters and promoters of Test cricket in recent times. He also said that Kohli has been excellent in his desire to play Test cricket.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Opening match against SRH to set tone for table-toppers Delhi Capitals: Kaif
Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS) Delhi Capitals' assistant coach Mohammad Kaif said on Wednesday that the first IPL match of the Delhi franchise against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22 will set the tone for the rest of the tournament in Dubai.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Brendan Taylor's retirement adds to Zimbabwe's woes
Edinburgh, Sep 15 (IANS) While Zimbabwe will aim to put a disappointing tour of Ireland behind them, Scotland will view the three-match T20I series beginning later on Wednesday as a great opportunity to scale up preparations ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman in October-November.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Staying in the present helped us overcome early losses: Hockey defender Udita
Bengaluru, Sep 15 (IANS) Staying in the present moment was the biggest reason why India could bounce back after facing three losses in the opening matches at the Tokyo Olympic Games, said young women's hockey team defender Udita on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Despite recent losses, Aussie team very good for T20 World Cup: Maxwell
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell has said that despite his team's lacklustre T20 International showing in a couple of recent series, the side is "very good" and looking forward to the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pele leaves intensive care post-surgery
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 15 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Pele has been moved out of intensive care, 10 days after undergoing surgery to remove a tumour from his colon, the hospital treating him said on Wednesday (IST).
2021-09-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Patriots to clash with Kings in CPL 2021 final
Basseterre (St Kitts & Nevis), Sep 15 (IANS) St Kitts and Nevis Patriots defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by seven wickets to enter the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final where they will meet Saint Lucia Kings who beat defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders by 21 runs in the other semi-final.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Saint Kitts And Nevis,Sports,Cricket
Carlos Alcaraz qualifies for Next Gen ATP Finals for first time
New York, Sep 15 (IANS) Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz is among the first four players to qualify for the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan after his historic run to the US Open quarterfinals last week. Alcaraz has qualified for the innovative 21-and-under tournament, to be played from November 9-13, along with Jannik Sinner of Italy, Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada and Sebastian Korda of the US.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
India's unpredictability makes it dangerous: Aussie batter Alyssa Healy
Mackay (Australia), Sep 15 (IANS) Australian women's cricket team player Alyssa Healy has said that she looks at someone like India's Rohit Sharma "who is one of the most devastating white-ball batters" to mould her game across all the formats of the game.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
From NYSE to Met Gala, Emma Raducanu enjoying her celebrity status
New York, Sep 15 (IANS) From being on the prime show of Good Morning America to wearing a Chanel attire for her first ever 'Met Gala' to being welcomed to the New York Stock Exchange with rounds of applause, teenage tennis ace Emma Raducanu of Great Britain is thoroughly enjoying her celebrity status while in New York after clinching the US Open women's singles title on Sunday.
2021-09-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Cricketing world looks back at Malinga's illustrious career
Colombo, Sep 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga's retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday prompted the cricketing world to look back to his wonderful career, with his former captain and teammate, Kumar Sangakkara, leading the tributes to celebrate the 38-year-old's illustrious career.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Online Chess Olympiad: India lose to USA in semis
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) India's defense of its FIDE Online Chess Olympiad gold medal came to a disappointing end at the semi-final stage when the team led by Viswanathan Anand lost to the United States in a tiebreak on Tuesday.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Dortmund eying silverware as Haaland starts farewell tour
Berlin, Sep 14 (IANS) Most fans of Borussia Dortmund claim they can already feel the forthcoming parting pain.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets, win series 3-0
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) Rezza Hendricks, and Quinton de Kock struck unbeaten half-centuries as South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the third T20I at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Tuesday, completing a 3-0 sweep in the three-match series.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
RCB to wear blue jerseys to support frontline Covid warriors on Sept 20
Dubai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be sporting special blue coloured jerseys in their match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on September 20, honouring the efforts of the frontline warriors during the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
India's Hemanth Kommu qualifies for Esports World Championship Finals
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) The reigning national champion Hemanth Kommu has qualified for the Finals of 13th Esports World Championship after a brilliant performance in the Regional Qualifiers. The Finals take place offline in Eilat, Israel, from November 14-19.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Pakistan to tour Bangladesh in November for Tests, T20Is
Lahore, Sep 14 (IANS) Pakistan men's cricket team will tour Bangladesh for the first time in five years to play three T20Is and two Test matches, starting November 19.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket