Author: Sandip Pawar

Sandip Pawar is someone who lives and breathes sports, cricket in particular. He is a regular viewer of the sport, a keen observer, and loves learning its nuances.

Jamaica Tallawahs clinched their third title in the CPL after defeating Barbados Royals by eight wickets in the final at Providence Stadium on Friday. Tallawahs’ triumph is particularly impressive as they had to come from Eliminator, winning three knockout matches in a row to lift the trophy. Barbados Royals had a blistering start after choosing to bat first. Rahkeem Cornwall smashed 36 off 21 while Kyle Mayers blasted 29 off 19, adding 63 runs on the board in the powerplay. Fabian Allen then landed the first blow for Tallawahs, having Cornwall caught at backward point. In his next over, he cleaned up the other opener, Mayers. …

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England white-ball coach Matthew Mott informed that they will not take any risks with Jos Buttler in the fifth T20I of the ongoing Pakistan tour. The regular skipper continues his recovery from a calf injury sustained during the Hundred. England are rightly hesitant to take unnecessary risks with regard to Buttler’s return to cricket action so close to the T20 World Cup. The player was never going to play in the Karachi leg of the tour, comprising the first four T20Is, but was expected to join the action for the Lahore leg. With the series leveled at 2-2, he will not be…

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The third ODI between India and England women was an unforgettable affair for many reasons. Not only was it the final match of Jhulan Goswami’s international career or the first ever instance of India whitewashing England in an ODI series but it will also be remembered for the run-out at non-striker’s end. The incident that has the entire social media split into two sides happened on the fourth ball of the 44th over. England’s last pair Freya Davies and Charlie Dean was at the crease, having added 35 runs for the last wicket and needing 17 more to chase down 170. Deepti Sharma – into her bowling stride…

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Bangladesh women and Ireland women came out with flying colours in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifiers as they sealed the remaining two slots in the 2023 T20 World Cup in South Africa. The two teams won their respective semi-final clashes in Abu Dhabi on Friday and will take each other on in the final on Sunday. Ireland had a close shave with Zimbabwe, managing to win by four runs. Orla Prendergast was the top scorer for them with 28 off 25, batting at number three, while captain Laura Delany scored 22 runs. Rebecca Stokell was the real star with the bat as she blasted 26…

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The 32-year-old Shan Masood, who scored 547 runs in the Vitality T20 Blast 2022, averaging 45.58 at a strike-rate of 140, was named in the 15-member Pakistan squad that will travel to Australia for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The left-hand batter has credited Mickey Arthur and his time in the T20 Blast for his evolution in the format and the national call-up that followed.  https://twitter.com/ESPNcricinfo/status/1570383216292564995 The player could be in line for the T20I debut in the upcoming seven-match series against England, starting from September 20. Masood, who pipped Fakhar Zaman in the squad, talked about the factors that could have helped…

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The hosts came out triumphant in the T20I series by 2-1 after England Women defeated India in the series deciding third T20 international by seven wickets. The focus now moves to the three-match fifty-over series as they’re set to lock horns in the first ODI at Hove on September 18. The white-ball tour began with England hammering the visitors by nine wickets in the first T20I at Chester le Street. Sarah Glenn bagged career-best 4 for 23 as England restricted India to 132/7. Sophia Dunkley then scored 61* off 44 along with Alice Capsey, who smashed 20-ball 32*, to complete the chase in just 13…

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England are slated to play a seven-match T20I series against Pakistan, starting from September 20 in Karachi. England men’s cricket team landed in Karachi for their first tour to Pakistan in 17 years. They have been granted VVIP status throughout the tour. England players were escorted off the Emirates flight from Dubai straight into bulletproof buses to take them to the team hotel. England’s arrival in Pakistan marks a huge moment for the country and for the three-match Test series in December. England will play the T20I series in two legs, with four matches in Karachi followed by three in…

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Cricket West Indies announced their squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia and have made some surprise calls. Evin Lewis will return to the top of the order for the West Indies for the upcoming T20 World Cup, with the selectors leaving out Andre Russell and Fabian Allen. Lewis was overlooked for selection during this phase on fitness grounds. The CWI chief selector Desmond Haynes and director of cricket Jimmy Adams have been critical of the players for failing to meet fitness standards. Haynes, however, has welcomed Lewis back with open arms. https://twitter.com/windiescricket/status/1570080025168191490 CWI announced the squad on Wednesday during the innings…

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India women defeated England in the second T20I by eight wickets at Derby to level the series 1-1. Sneh Rana picked 3 for 24 while Smriti Mandhana smashed an unbeaten 79 off 53. The 17-year-old Freya Kemp put on a mighty show to dig England out of the hole in the second T20 international versus India, but Smriti Mandhana was in no mood to stop whatsoever as she powered India to a dominant victory. With this win, India leveled the series, with a match to go. As it happened, England’s stand-in skipper Amy Jones won the toss and chose to bat first. But things…

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Mark Boucher informed the South African team about his decision at the end of the third Test against England on Monday. He told the Cricket South Africa that he is looking to pursue other interests and reportedly is in talks with one of the SA20 franchises. The board were caught by surprise and revealed that Boucher wants to explore other interests. It is understood that one of the opportunities Boucher has received is with MI Cape Town as the head coach in the new SA20 league. Enoch Nkwe, CSA’s director of cricket, will start the process of appointing a new head coach in…

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