4 Cricketers Who Won The World Cup Without Playing A Single Game
Cricket is a quintessential team sport. Teams draw energy from their players. A sign of a good team is when its bench strength is equally good. There have been a lot of quality players who have warmed the bench for their national team for a lengthy period. Teams have the insurance knowing there is quality […]
WTC Finals: Day 1 Abandoned After Rain Forces Wet Outfield At Southampton - Hopes For Day 2
The much-anticipated ICC World Test Championship final got off to the worst possible start on Day 1 with rain. A big portion of the game washed out at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl, and cricket fans across the world are hoping for better weather in the following days. After all, India and New Zealand are competing in […]
WTC Final: Twitter Shuts Michael Vaughan For His Tweet ‘India Have Been Saved By The Weather’
Rain has reduced the excitement among fans and analysts for the World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand. The rain gods have not relaxed in Southampton since the morning, and the covers are still firmly in place despite the fact that the opening session of the first day has been washed out. […]
Sourav Ganguly's Choice For Indian Team Upon Winning The Toss In The WTC Final
The highly anticipated final of the first World Test Championship (WTC) between India and New Zealand is just around the horizon. If Indian captain Virat Kohli wins the toss and chooses to bat or bowl in the WTC Final, one of the most difficult decisions for the Indian side would be deciding between batting and […]
Top 5 Opening Pairs Of All Time In Cricket
Gambhir-Sehwag, Hayden-Gilchrist, Rohit-Shikhar, Atapattu-Jayasuriya are some of the most celebrated opening pairs in the world of cricket. The opening pair of any playing XI is one of the most crucial parts of the team. They are trusted to stamp the cornerstone in any innings on which the rest of the batsmen can thrive upon. There […]
Reasons Around Why New Zealand Haven’t Announced Their 'Playing XI' Yet: Gary Stead
During the World Test Championship (WTC) Final, India will face New Zealand in an all-important clash. Moving on to the main event, India named their Playing XI, which included an expected group of players. However, there has been a lot of doubt as to why New Zealand has not to name their Playing XI. In […]
'Win Or Lose This Match, Cricket Does Not Stop For Us': Virat Kohli Aspects Ahead of WTC Final
The ICC promotes the first world test final as the “Ultimate Test,” but Indian captain Virat Kohli said that it would not have been a decision on the “best” team format that resulted from the one-off match against New Zealand. Kohli said his team was to treat the final as part of the “quest for […]
‘We’re Playing The Best Team In The World’ – Kane Williamson Prior To The WTC Final
Kane Williamson wants to utilise the largest platform for New Zealand to show the world how far they have come in the preparations to take his team towards the first-ever ICC World Test Championship Final. As per the 2013, ICC test rankings the black caps were in eighth place, since then they were been on […]
In the ongoing Test series between India Women and England Women, the young 20 years Sophia Dunkley has scored a brilliant 74 on her test debut. She has expressed her emotions and said - "To get fifty was very, very special and nice to have mum in the crowd. It's definitely been a crazy day today, getting a half-century on debut is definitely very special for me, and then going into the fielding innings".
Ireland star all-rounder Kevin O Brein has announced his retirement from ODI cricket. In an interview, he said - "After 15 years playing for Ireland, I feel now is the right time to step away and retire from ODI cricket, It has been an honour and a privilege to represent my country 153 times and the memories I take from them will last a lifetime. This has not been an easy decision, but after ongoing consideration, I don't feel I can contribute to the ODI team as much as I have in the past."
Earlier Kagiso Rabada was a part of the Hundred 2021 and he was associated with the Manchester Originals team. But due to his national team commitments, he is set to miss the inaugural season. In his absence New Zealand all-rounder Lockie Furguson has been signed as his replacement. And the inaugural match of The Hundred will take place on July 12th, 2021 at the Kia Oval stadium in London.
In a recent press conference Indian skipper, Virat Kohli said - "One game over five days. It's not going to reflect anything and those who understand the game know and also what has gone over the period of last four to five years if we win, cricket will not stop and if we lose also, cricket won't stop. We are playing in quest of excellence and understand who we are as a team".
Former South African skipper Faf du Plessis, has been ruled out of the remaining PSL due to a severe neck injury. This incident happened during a game against Peshawar Zalmi, where Faf has suffered a concussion with his teammate Hasnain while trying to save a boundary.
It's going to be a historic day in England Cricket - Sophia Dunkley Becomes the first black woman to play Test for England national team. She has expressed her joy after the selection and said - "Obviously playing Test cricket is a very rare occurrence in the women’s game so I think it’s exciting that people want to see women’s Test cricket. It’s a really exciting direction. I know quite a lot of the girls have not played a lot of Test cricket, but to have the opportunity to play the historic game of cricket, it’s very, very exciting".
Recently, Indian batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara has been named in the 15-man squad for the upcoming WTC Finals. And in a press interaction he said - “I think Test cricket needs to survive and with this WTC Final, it will definitely help,” “If we win, more young players in India will want to play Test cricket. And overall, even across the world, Test cricket needs to survive and this is a very good way to do it, having this WTC
In a recent Virtual Interview, New Zealand player Ross Taylor Said - "It was disappointing to have lost that match at Lord's a couple of years ago. I guess, when you lose, you feel that it might be the last time you are playing a World Cup final, so it is nice for me to be here. If we did win that game, I might have retired after that. I am glad I did not, and I am here today,"
Faf du Plessis is currently playing for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League 2021 was involved in a terrible collision with teammate Mohammed Hasnain. This incident happened during the 7th over, where Faf was trying to stop a boundary near the rope and Hasnain came in rushing from the opposite side, he couldn't stop his run and his knee banged on the side of Faf's neck - He was immediately rushed to the hospital. Still, there is no official update on his health condition.
England all-rounder Chris Woakes has finally made his return to the T20I side after a very long gap. He was announced in the 16-man T20I squad for the upcoming series with Sri Lanka. Have a look at the T20I squad of England vs Sri Lanka - Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.