Author: Kashish Chadha

Kashish Chadha is a cricket analyst and writer by heart and profession. You can find his works featured on such websites as CricXtasy, Circle of Cricket, and Cricfit.

The team coming out triumphant at the forthcoming T20 World Cup in Australia will receive a whopping sum of US dollars 1.6 million, the ICC confirmed on September 30. The amount is the same that was awarded to the winner of the tournament’s previous iteration in UAE last year. The ICC has carried forward the prize money pool of USD 5.6 million for the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup, with runners-up collecting $800,000 and losing semifinalists getting $400,000. The T20 World Cup remains a 16-team tournament for this year’s edition, played in two different rounds – preliminary and…

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is not yet ruling out the possibility of Jasprit Bumrah leading India’s pace attack at the forthcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. He spoke in the midst of fears around Bumrah’s participation after the recurrence of a back injury and said the pacer could still turn up for the Indian side. Bumrah had been rushed to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore on September 26 from Thiruvananthapuram for fresh scans on his back issue. The pacer was ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against South Africa, with Mohammed Siraj brought in as his replacement. “Bumrah is not out…

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Pakistan seamer Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the remainder of the T20I series against England after testing positive for the coronavirus. His positive test came to light on Thursday, which sidelines him from the final two matches in the Lahore leg of the historic seven-match T20I series. The news of Naseem contacting Covid came a day after it emerged that he had gone down with pneumonia and had been admitted to a nearby hospital in the city on September 28. The 19-year-old was, however, discharged from the hospital as the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed the seamer is “feeling…

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India could suffer an irrevocable blow to their chances of reclaiming the T20 World Cup trophy in Australia amidst dark clouds hovering large on Jasprit Bumrah’s participation in the tournament. The ace quick is down with a back injury, which could effectively end his hopes of making the trip Down Under. Bumrah went to Bangalore on September 28 for fresh scans on his back and results are being awaited, which will ascertain when the pacer will be able to make his international comeback. Till a definite result of these scans in the coming few days, ESPNcricinfo reported, the BCCI medical…

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The Tuesday night of the CPL 2022 witnessed two keenly followed playoffs stage encounters, with Barbados Royals and Jamaica Tallawahs coming out triumphant in their respective games versus Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Kings. In the Qualifier 1, Royals dominated the Warriors in Guyana, clinching a win by a heavy margin of 87 runs to secure a place in the CPL 2022 final on Friday. David Miller’s men blasted their way to a gigantic score of 195/5 batting first, thanks to an excellent knock at the top by their allrounder Rakheem Cornwall and middle-order aggressor Azam Khan’s attacking half-century. https://twitter.com/CPL/status/1574786779953053696 Cornwall pulverized the opposition attack…

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India will enter the final leg of their T20 World Cup preparations against South Africa without the services of experienced seamer Mohammad Shami and their middle-order player Deepak Hooda. The two cricketers have been ruled out of the three-match series, starting September 28. While Shami stays sidelined because of the positive coronavirus test he gave ahead of the T20Is versus Australia, Hooda has been ruled out of the South African clash with back spasms. Shami needs more time to recover from his bout with the contagious virus, with the selectors in no mood to take a risk on one of their…

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The Men in Blue had a torrid start and equally horrible end with the ball, but their middle-order came to the side’s rescue, allowing them to coast home in the T20I series decider against Australia on September 25. The hosts chased down the tourists’ massive 186/7 off the penultimate ball, with their premier allrounder Hardik Pandya coming up with another death-overs act.  But before he came up with a scratchy but eventually good enough 25 not out off 16 balls in the end, India controlled their run-chase via an excellent partnership between Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. The duo came together when India…

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The Men in Green ended the Karachi leg of their historic seven-match T20I series against England with a thrilling 3-run heist on September 25. The hosts successfully defended a modest score of 166/4 on another flat pitch at the National Stadium, thanks to a game-changing 19th over by their first-choice seamer Haris Rauf.  https://twitter.com/ArfaSays_/status/1574108354510786563 Needing 9 runs off the last two overs with three wickets in hand, England lost their way against Rauf’s terrific exhibition at the death, losing two wickets, including the dangerous Liam Dawson, and managing only five runs. In the 20th, a horrible mix-up between Reece Topley and Adil Rashid completed Pakistan’s highly…

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Indian fast-bowling legend Jhulan Goswami said not winning a World Cup for the country is her only regret from an otherwise rich playing career at the highest level of the game. The 39-year-old will close in on her illustrious stint as India player on September 24 at Lord’s, with the third and final ODI against England. Already retired from Tests and T20Is, she is set for her farewell encounter in the 50-over version as well. The great right-arm quick, who boasts of most wickets in women’s ODI cricket, said her only regret is not being able to clinch a major ICC…

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Torrential rains across the country led to a wet outfield in Nagpur despite some overskies respite for Friday afternoon, which resulted in an eight-overs per side encounter between India and Australia in the second T20I, with the hosts coming out triumphant. With the playing conditions permitting two overs max for four bowlers, teams made an adjustment to their line-ups from the first T20I. India brought in Rishabh Pant as their extra batter in place of seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar while drafting ace quick Jasprit Bumrah back for the struggling Umesh Yadav. That helped India approach the six-hitting madness with all the gusto and intent, enabling a successful run-chase of…

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