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On this day, 25 years ago former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has scored his first test century. He has scored his first-ever test ton against England on Day 3 of the 2nd Test at Lords. Ganguly came down to bat at No.3 and made 131 runs in 301 runs which include 20 boundaries. He has scored 18,575 runs across all the international formats of his career and in 2019 he became the president of BCCI.
In a recent interview former England, captain Nasser Hussain praised New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson and said – “Kyle Jamieson’s impact on international cricket and his consistency are huge. He has played eight test matches and has already got five fifers. To have such an immediate impact is huge, Jamieson came here, and he learned to bowl fuller. The way he has changed his angles during the match, it seems he is a quick learner”
On the Day 3 of the WTC final against New Zealand, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has completed a decade in Test Cricket. It was exactly 10 years ago when the young 22-year-old Virat has stepped into the longest format for his national side. He had a remarkable decade by scoring 7534 runs in 92 Tests at an average of 52.31. In this period Virat scored more than 27 centuries. Virat was also named as captain of the ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade, and in 2020 was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade.
England bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes is aiming for a spot in the upcoming T20 world cup. In a recent interview, he has expressed his desire to be a part of England’s T20 World Cup Spot and said – “I haven’t been in this squad for a while and I look at this as an opportunity. I also realise there are a few injuries knocking around but that doesn’t take anything away from me being part of this England team and putting my hand up to be part of this World Cup – with two World Cups around the corner,”
In a recent interview, Ashwin said – “The beauty about Test cricket is you are always aspiring to be perfect but you can settle for excellence, so that’s pretty much I think I do. I think whatever I have achieved so far in my career is because of that attitude, did not settle for anything, constantly looking to improve. I maintained that if I don’t like doing different things and if I lose the patience to do something new or get satisfied then I might not play the sport anymore”
Sneh Rana has now become the first Indian woman to have both a 50+ score and a 4+ wicket haul on Test debut. She has achieved this huge feat in the ongoing test series against England. After the test game, her bowling figures were 4/131, and scored a half-century in the 2nd innings of the game and remained unbeaten on 80.
England star all-rounder Ben Stokes was injured during IPL 2021 and after a long recovery period, he is all set to make his comeback to competitive cricket. He is ready to represent Durham in the ongoing 19th season of T20 Blast. He has recently joined the training camp and looks pretty sharp on the field.
England cricket board has announced the 16-man squad for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka. Sussex fast bowler George Garton is named to the squad for the first time. Here is the complete England ODI squad against Sri Lanka: Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
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.”