SCOTLAND April 20: Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange, who was battling brain tumour since long, died on Friday morning, confirmed the tweet put up by Cricket Scotland. He was 38. “It is with great sadness that Cricket Scotland shares the news that Con de Lange passed away on Thursday. Continue reading “Scotland Cricketer Aged 38, Dies Of Brain Tumour”
MUMBAI April 17: BCCI Ombudsman Justice (Retd) DK Jain has summoned Sourav Ganguly for a hearing on April 20 over an alleged conflict of interest situation arising out of his dual role as Cricket Association of Bengal president and Delhi Capitals advisor. Coincidentally, Delhi Capitals are scheduled to play Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla on April 20. Continue reading “Ombudsman summons Sourav Ganguly over dual role: BCCI says allow him only on full disclosure”
MUMBAI April 16: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the main cricket governing body in India has announced the squad for the upcoming World Cup 2019.
Rishabh Pant and Ambati rayudu have not managed to make it to the 15-member squad. Vijay Shankar has been named as the second all-rounder in the squad along with Hardik Pandeya. Seven players who were there in the 2015 world cup squad have managed to make it to the 2019 team.
Prithvi Shaw has also missed the spot despite promising performance in the home season earlier this year. India has included only three full-time fast bowlers in the squad. Two-full time spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been included in the playing 11.
The BCCI in its press conference said that they have picket up the most balanced team for the upcoming world cup.
The decision to select the 15-member squad is made following a BCCI meeting led by MSK Prasad, chief coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli.
The decision has been made public in a press conference by BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary in Mumbai.
The Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales from May 30-July 14.
Australia won the Cricket World Cup 2015 against New Zealand by 7 wickets.
Here’s the Indian cricket team for the ICC World Cup 2019:
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MSD (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Shami
Rishabh Pant has been left out of the squad and Dinesh Kartik has been included as the second wicket keeper. The selectors said that wicket keeping is an important component and in an extreme case where either Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Kartik are to be included in the playing 11 in absence of MS Dhoni, we would like Dinesh Kartik to play.
India will begin its campaign on 5 June 2019 against South Africa. It will play Australia on 9 June followed by New Zealand on 13 June and Pakistan on 16 June.
LONDON April 8: Ben Stokes’ life underwent a sudden change after his brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017. Opening up on how the incident changed his life, the English all-rounder, who is a part of Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, said, he has stopped going out in his own country rather choosing to stay in the comforts of his hotel with his teammates. Continue reading “Ben Stokes says his life changed after brawl in Bristol”
PUNJAB April 3: Sam Curran produced a magical spell of death bowling as Kings XI Punjab pulled off a shock 14-run win over Delhi Capitals at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Monday. Continue reading “English cricketer Sam Curran Shows Off Bhangra Moves With Preity Zinta (VIDEO)”
BANGALORE March 29: An umpiring howler off the last deliver cost Royal Challengers Bangalore dearly as Mumbai Indians pipped the hosts by six runs largely due to Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliant spell at the death in an IPL 2019 encounter on Thursday. Continue reading “Umpiring Controversy Erupts As Mumbai Indians Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore”
MUMBAI March 28: Sreesanth has been subjected to a lot of controversies after he was accused in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal. However, he had been given a clean chit from the Kerala High Court long back, but it was on March 2019, when Supreme Court directed BCCI to lift the lifetime ban imposed on him. Continue reading “Sreesanth shares practice video with daughter (VIDEO)”
Jaipur, March 26: Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler on Monday became the first victim of ‘Mankading’ in the history of the Indian Premier League when a desperate Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed the batsman in the controversial manner during their IPL match here. Continue reading “IPL 2019: Ashwin ‘Mankads’ Jos Buttler to stoke the fire”
DUBAI March 23: England cricketer Will Jacks was far from being a household name in his own country let alone to the rest of the world, however, the 20-year-old changed all that on Thursday in Dubai when he blasted six sixes in an over en route to his 25-ball century. Continue reading “England youngster smashes 25-ball century, six Sixes in an over”
MUMBAI March 21: Ravi Shastri remains favourite to continue as the Indian cricket team’s head coach after the World Cup but the BCCI will be forced to restart the process as the former India all-rounder’s service contract doesn’t have an extension or renewal clause. Continue reading “Ravi Shastri’s Contract Doesn’t Have Extension Clause: BCCI Official”