Author: Soorya G

A fervent sports enthusiast who is obsessed with what other people would call 'pointless'.

Lancashire batsman Phil Salt’s scintillating display of attacking batting blew away a hapless Pakistan as visitors England drew level in the series. Salt, who scored a brilliant 88* in a highly impactful performance, will be delighted that his return to form comes at such a crucial juncture, with the T20 World Cup barely two weeks away. His innings ensured that England shattered the 170-run target in just about 14 overs, as an exciting decider was set up, with the series locked at 3-3. Nevertheless, the hosts will take solace from the fact that they fielded a relatively inexperienced bowling attack…

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Clubs of the second tier of Indian football have informed FIFA representatives in the country that they intend to pursue legal action against the football governing body if their plans at expanding the league are not ratified. The league has announced plans to introduce a second division, and by extension, bringing in the concept of relegation and promotion. This is the first step towards Indian football’s potential expansion as they aim to emulate the European system, which has become so widely regarded over the years. The decision making members of Indian club football are understood to have met with the…

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Pakistani fast bowler Haris Rauf has expressed his delight over the Melbourne Cricket Ground at which the India-Pakistan game will be held in the upcoming T20 World Cup. The two arch-rivals will lock horns on October 23 at the vanue that also happens to be the home ground of the Melbourne Stars, Rauf’s team in the Big Bash League. The 28-year-old is counting on his experience at the MCG in order to fox the Indian batsmen. In the absence of senior pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, the onus has fallen on Rauf to deliver the goods when asked of him, something he…

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Six-time County Championship winners Nottinghamshire celebrated their promotion to Division One of the County Championships after bringing up a dominant victory over Durham as they were confirmed as Division Two Champions. An incredible batting display in the first innings, in which four batsmen scored hundreds, followed by some brilliant bowling, meant that the Notts confirmed their promotion to the first division. Elsewhere, disappointment took over Yorkshire, who were relegated to the second division, as they suffered a thrilling loss to Gloucestershire. Yorkshire faltered in a low-scoring encounter, falling 18 runs short, chasing a target of 241. Credit: Gloucestershire Cricket Nottinghamshire had a…

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Explosive Indian middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been in brilliant touch ever since making his debut for the national side back in 2021. The right-hander has scored in excess of 1,000 runs in his brief T20 career, at an exhilarating strike rate of 175. On the back of his fantastic performances, the player has now cemented his place in the Indian white ball squad, becoming one of the first names on the team sheet. Yadav had been knocking on the doors of the Indian selectors for a while, with consistent performances for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, and also…

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Indian limited overs vice-captain and opening batsman KL Rahul has shared fellow match-winner Suryakumar Yadav’s approach towards the chase, as the two experienced batsmen prevented a complete collapse of the Indian batting order and guided the side to a comfortable eight-wicket victory. The two players scored important half-centuries after the dismissals of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as India chased down a small total against the Proteas to take the first of three games in Thiruvananthapuram. Yadav walked in at a particularly perilous time for the Indians, as Rohit’s duck was followed by Virat also falling to Anrich Nortje, leaving the Indians in a spot…

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Hosts Pakistan edged England by six runs, going 3-2 up in the seven-game series. Mohammed Rizwan fought a lone battle, scoring yet another half-century to take his side to a total of 145. In response, a wonderful effort from the English skipper Moeen Ali was not enough to take the honours. Nevertheless, both sides will be worried about the performance of their top-order batsmen after both sides had a forgettable day with the bat. Ali won the toss at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore and put the hosts into bat on a surface that looked like it would offer some…

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The South African limited-overs side has seemingly been caught in a far from ideal position, as the team management and head coach Mark Boucher have some important decisions to make, ahead of the white-ball series against India, which commences on Wednesday. The Proteas are scheduled to play three T20Is followed by three ODI games against the Men in Blue, just before the T20 World Cup, which begins on October 16.  https://twitter.com/ProteasMenCSA/status/1573999030878740480 The dilemma currently plaguing the South African side is one of prioritisation, as they must decide whether to emphasise on their preparation for the upcoming marquee event, or on…

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Stalwart Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami, who recently called time on her 20-year international career, has hung up her boots while being ranked fifth in the world. Although the 39-year-old was not at her frightening best in her last series against England, she put in characteristically tidy performances with the ball, finishing as the most economical bowler in the three-match affair. Goswami conceded just three runs an over while bowling 27 overs in the series, as India clean swept the opposition. India beat the English women in their own backyard for the first time since 1999 and also won a…

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Taniya Bhatia, the wicketkeeper for the India women’s cricket team, has said that she was robbed while staying in the London team hotel recently for the three-match ODI bilateral series against England. The hotel chain promised to resolve the issue after Bhatia took to social media to express her disappointment. With a 3-0 series victory over the hosts, the visitors ended the tour triumphantly. However, the final ODI at Lord’s sparked a great deal of controversy when Charlotte Dean was run out by Deepti Sharma at the non-striker’s end after she had been backing up excessively. The incident created a huge controversy across the…

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