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Junior World Cup: Joy for Anish Bhanwala

Reigns supreme in 25-metre rapid fire pistol Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anish Bhanwala overwhelmed Egor Ismakov of Russia 29-23 to clinch the gold in 25-metre rapid fire pistol in the Junior World Cup on Wednesday. Bhanwala had earlier topped qualification with 584. However, the Indian team could not clinch a medal, as the third member […]

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Jason Roy set to make England Test debut against Ireland

Opening batsman Jason Roy has been named in England’s test squad for the first time for the one-off match against Ireland starting at Lord’s next Wednesday. Roy racked up 443 runs in England’s triumphant 50-overs World Cup campaign, but is not a regular top-order batsman for Surrey in red-ball cricket. The 28-year-old is expected to […]

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World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s eight-year project

England’s World Cup triumph was hailed as the fruition of a four-year project under skipper Eoin Morgan, born from the wreckage of the 2015 edition. India’s semi-final heartbreak against New Zealand that doused the hopes of a third title, though, didn’t do justice to another project, also a roaring success: Rohit Sharma’s eight-year long programme to […]

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ICC reacts after overthrow controversy in World Cup final

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally spoken out regarding the overthrow controversy that took place during the recently-concluded World Cup final between England and New Zealand at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on Sunday. The international cricket body said it is not part of their policy to make comments regarding the decisions […]

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Where Left was Right: Left-arm seamers on a roll in World Cup 2019

Left-arm fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Mohammed Amir, Mustafizur Rahman, Shaheen Afridi, dominated the tournament. Starc and Rahman ended up as joint top wicket-takers with 27 and 20 wickets respectively. Creative, surprising, original, and never dull. Left-arm seamers have made every edition of the World Cup since 1999 truly spectacular. In line with a […]

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Indian boxing looking up: Amir

Credits India’s system for its achievements; backs Gaurav Bhidhuri to win a medal at the 2020 Olympics Former Olympic medallist and professional star, Amir Khan feels India has a robust system in place to keep producing good boxers for the world stage and singled out 2017 World Championship bronze-winner Gaurav Bidhuri for Olympic glory at […]

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Smriti Mandhana wants to add more power

Says she remains a work in progress India opener and No. 1 ODI batswoman Smriti Mandhana is in no mood to take it easy after a memorable season and is busy tweaking her all-round game in the lead up to the Women’s T20 World Cup early next year. The season that went by saw the […]