India Women registered a sensational 17-run victory over defending champions Australia Women to kick off their campign in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in a brilliant manner. India posted 132/4 courtesy Deepti Sharma’s 49 not out. Poonam Yadav took 4 for 19.
India’s veteran left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has called time on his cricketing career with immediate effect. Since making his international debut for India in 2008, Ojha has went on to scalp 113 wickets in 24 Tests. He has also played 18 ODIs and 6 T20Is.
On the back of pacer Kyle Jamieson’s fabulous performance in debut, New Zealand dominated the first day of 1st Test against India. Jamieson dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Hanuma Vihari that left India reeling at 122/5 on stumps before heavy rains ruined play.
As confirmed by IPL GC chairman Brijesh Patel, the much-awaited IPL All-Star match has been postponed to the end of the tournament. The teams will now be decided on the basis of the performance of the players in the tournament.
Dispersing off the previous reports, a senior official clarified the big development that the US President Donald Trump was never scheduled to inaugurate the newly reconstructed largest cricket stadium in Motera.
In a huge development, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended Umar Akmal under the Anti-Corruption Code. Akmal cannot take part in any cricket-related activity till the investigation is in progress. Due to the same, Quetta Gladiators will miss his services in the upcoming PSL edition.
Ahead of their opening game in the ICC Women’s World T20 against India, Australia’s premier fast bowler Tayla Vlaeminck has been ruled out of the entire tournament with a foot injury. Australia have opted for off-spinner Molly Strano as replacement.
Ahead of the first Test against New Zealand, India’s captain Virat Kohli revealed that he has no plans to retire from any of the three formats atleast in the next three years. Kohli talked about his workload and also hinted on the playing XI.
South Africa’s recently promoted opener, Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the first T20I against Australia in Johannesburg on February 21. Bavuma suffered a hamstring strain during the final T20I match against England.
Hosts New Zealand have suffered a huge blow as premier pacer Neil Wagner is awaiting the birth of his first child and therefore, he is very likely to miss the first Test against India. Matt Henry has been called up as cover.