CSK toast 'very special innings' as faith in Ruturaj Gaikwad pays off

News “Obviously one of my top innings till now because of the pressure we were in; the senior batters returned to the pavilion so I had to grind it.” One of the things IPL teams take pride in is giving opportunities to the next big player. Ruturaj Gaikwad was that next big player last year for Chennai Super Kings. Then everything went wrong for them. Gaikwad himself came down with…

September 20, 2021
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Elusive Sheffield Shield title the focus for Western Australia

News Need to find a way to take 20 wickets more regularly to complement a strong batting unit Captain Mitchell MarshCoach Adam Voges FixturesSeptember 22: South Australia (Marsh Cup), Karen Rolton OvalSeptember 24-27: South Australia (Sheffield Shield), Karen Rolton Oval Winter movesThe bulk of the squad is unchanged from last year with only changes to the rookie contracts. Left-handed batter Jake Carder, who did play two matches at the end…

September 20, 2021
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The only way is up for South Australia amid reality of tough rebuild

News Winless across both competitions last season, the Redbacks need to find answers Captain Travis HeadCoach Jason Gillespie FixturesSeptember 22: Western Australia (Marsh Cup), Karen Rolton OvalSeptember 24-27: Western Australia (Sheffield Shield), Karen Rolton Oval Winter movesBrendan Doggett‘s arrival from Queensland, after a 2020-21 title-winning campaign where he took 22 wickets at 26.81, has been one of the most significant off-season switches as South Australia look to bring some firepower…

September 20, 2021
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Danni Wyatt sets about finding new niche in style

In her 200th game for England, Danni Wyatt set about finding her new niche with a middle-order performance that sealed Player of the Match honours and an unlikely victory for her team. Wyatt’s aggressive style makes her a natural T20 opener but, having struggled to get an ODI game this summer, she came in to No. 7 to replace the resting Katherine Brunt with devastating effect in the second of…

September 19, 2021
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Chennai Super Kings go from 7 for 3 to victory courtesy Ruturaj Gaikwad

Report Deepak Chahar hurts Mumbai Indians early in pursuit of 157 to help seal the deal Chennai Super Kings 156 for 6 (Gaikwad 88*, Milne 2-21) beat Mumbai Indians 136 for 8 (Tiwary 50*, D Chahar 2-19) by 20 runs The match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians is often dubbed as the El Clásico of the IPL and once again it lived up to its billing. Batting first,…

September 19, 2021
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Darren Stevens' promise to Kent: 'Get us to Finals Day and I'll win you the comp'

September 19, 2021

Darren Stevens points up to his late father Bob as Kent seal their Blast title © Getty Images Five minutes before the toss in Kent’s T20 Blast quarter-final against Birmingham Bears in late August, Matt Walker and Sam Billings, their head coach and captain, pulled Darren Stevens aside for a chat. The topic was not one he had been expecting to address. At the ripe old age of 45, Stevens…

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Virat Kohli to step down as RCB captain after IPL 2021

September 19, 2021

Virat Kohli has represented RCB since the first season of the IPL, in 2008 © AFP Royal Challengers Bangalore will have a new captain from the 2022 season of the IPL, with Virat Kohli announcing his decision to step down from the position at the end of the ongoing season of the tournament. The news was made public on Sunday evening, while the Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians game…

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'We certainly believe they should be coming' – PCB CEO Wasim Khan on England's tours of Pakistan

News The ECB is expected to meet today to take a decision on their men’s and women’s teams’ tours of Pakistan Wasim Khan: “There was no security breach [with the New Zealand tour]; the tour was abandoned because of a perceived threat”   Wasim Khan, the PCB chief executive, has claimed a “clean bill of health from a security perspective”, adding that he expects England – the men, for two…

September 19, 2021
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Well-drilled Royal Challengers Bangalore look to reprise first leg's form

Preview Kohli’s men won five of their seven games in India while KKR lost five of their seven matches Big picture IPL 2021 was the first time that the Royal Challengers Bangalore won more than two games in a row at the start of a season. In fact, they won their first four matches. In a tournament in which they have promised much but not delivered a title, it seemed…

September 19, 2021
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New Zealand win toss, bowl as Danni Wyatt, Tash Farrant replace Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies

Report NZ unchanged as Wyatt makes 200th England appearance with Brunt managing workload New Zealand win toss, bowl vs England New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first in the second of five ODIs against England in Worcester. England took a 1-0 series lead by winning the opening match at Bristol on Thursday, which was a little closer than the hosts might have wanted, thanks to Amy Satterthwaite‘s…

September 19, 2021
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