Hussain on ‘what we didn’t focus on’ in Kohli’s stellar 2023 | Cricket

[ad_1] Virat Kohli was back to his prolific best, particulary in ODI cricket, in 2023. After breaking a nearly three-year run of poor form in 2022, which was characterised by a lack of international centuries in any format, Kohli enjoyed one of the most productive years of his career in 2023. He scored 2048 runs … Read more

Team India’s backroom staff includes a former maths teacher, a mountaineer, a former bus driver, an IT engineer, and a civic police volunteer | Cricket News

[ad_1] The 51-year-old has been head coach Rahul Dravid’s trusted lieutenant since their India U-19 and India A team days. Having served as the head coach of Maharashtra, Bengal and Vidarbha he has also been with the National Cricket Academy. The pace pack loves the freedom he gives. Was originally brought into the fold to … Read more

ICC to introduce stop clock in ODIs and T20Is to regulate time taken between overs | Cricket News

[ad_1] The Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) reached a major decision to regulate time taken between overs by introducing a stop clock in white ball cricket following their meeting in Ahmedabad following the 2023 ODI World Cup final. Per a statement released by cricket’s world governing body on Tuesday, “CEC … Read more

Chennai scare against Australia saw Team India opt of sluggish track for World Cup final | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] The scare that India got in their first World Cup game against Australia at Chennai prompted the Indian team management to opt for a sluggish pitch for the final in Ahmedabad. However, this would prove to be the home team’s folly as Australia was able to break India’s unbeaten 10-win streak. In India’s opening … Read more

India vs Australia: Suryakumar Yadav to lead Indian team in T20I series at home vs World Cup champions | Cricket News

[ad_1] Suryakumar Yadav will lead the Indian cricket team against the Australians in the five-match T20I series which starts just four days after the Aussies claimed their sixth World Cup title by defeating India by six wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Ruturaj Gaikwad will be Surya’s deputy for the first three games, … Read more

After an unprecedented Cricket World Cup, India’s Virat Kohli ends up as tragic-hero | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] In the midst of the silence that engulfed the arena stood Virat Kohli, his vacant stare wandering into the skies, with the forlorn look of someone betrayed. He puffed his cheeks out in anguish and ruffled his hair, in unusual disorder, with long cold fingers, as he waited impatiently for the torture of collecting … Read more

Marnus Labuschagne’s coach writes: When Marnus told me ‘Mate, that World Cup Final was designed for me!’ | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] The night before the World Cup final I had told Marnus Labuschagne: “Miracles happen. You would have dreamed of playing for Australia in this match and finishing it. This is the stage, this is the day you have lived for. Miracles do happen.” And Marnus replied, “Amen!” It’s been some journey for him. Every … Read more

Australianism: Keeping best for last, a team resolved to win — and won | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] The 92,453-strong crowd had begun to file out of the massive stands. The predominant colour of the day, blue, gradually faded out, baring the empty fluorescent orange seats. A brooding silence descended on the largest cricket stadium in the world. The only sound was that of breaking hearts and the applause from Australia’s dug-out … Read more

India’s pitch ploy backfires in World Cup final as prepared Australia bowlers execute their plans to a T | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] FOR 40 nights since their first win against Australia in Chennai, India strode like the invincibles, but would stumble on the 41st night to a tame defeat. The defeat could be put down to Australianism that always prevails on big moments or just bad luck. There will be a billion post-mortems of the loss, … Read more

Travis Head, with unique technique and side-on stance, leaps into Australian folklore with World Cup final ton | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] Pads on, a sheepish smile spread over his content face. Travis Head serenaded onto the pitch when Glenn Maxwell thumped the winning runs to secure Australia’s sixth ODI World Cup title. He sank onto the ground, kissed the grass and then walked as though he was in a state of intoxication, embracing anyone who … Read more