India all out for 170, NZ need 139 to win WTC title

India set New Zealand a tricky 139-run target to win the World Test Championship final after scoring 170 in their second innings on the sixth and final day here on Wednesday. India resumed the day at 64 for two but none of the batsmen could play a long innings. Rishabh Pant was top-scorer for India … Read more

World Test Championship is the ‘big daddy’ of all World Cups: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): Team India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday labelled the World Test Championship (WTC) as the ‘big daddy’ of all World Cups. He also said that the longest format is a real challenge for a player. Shastri’s comments came ahead of the start of the WTC final against New Zealand. “It’s the ‘big … Read more

IND vs NZ WTC Final: First day’s play washed out, reserve day to come in force | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: The eagerly-awaited opening day of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand was rained out here on Friday, which is set to bring the reserve day into the equation. As per ICC playing conditions guidelines for the WTC final, if required the reserve sixth day can now come into effect with … Read more

How Ravindra Jadeja takes care of his mental health

From dealing with criticism to battling injuries, Ravindra Jadeja talks about everything cricket and how he keeps mental health in check A year-and-a-half leading up to the England tour of 2018 was hard on Ravindra Jadeja. It had been over eight years since he made his international debut. His potential as an all-rounder was still … Read more

WTC Final: Kohli eyes legacy, Williamson prize for consistency in battle of equals

Virat Kohli carries the expectations of a billion while cricket romantics will pin their hopes on Kane when India and New Zealand engage in a battle to create a lasting legacy in pristine whites in the inaugural World Test Championship final starting here on Friday. For the connoisseurs of the glorious game, Test cricket is … Read more

Play both spinners in WTC final, Laxman tells India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India should play both their spinners in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and pick Ishant Sharma as their third seamer, former Test batsman VVS Laxman has said. The inaugural edition of the WTC culminates with the final in Southampton from Friday and India are weighing their options for the … Read more

WTC Final: Southampton is boiling hot, expecting both Ashwin and Jadeja to play, says Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar believes that India will go in with both Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final as Southampton’s “boiling hot” weather is going to ensure that the pitch dries up progressively and assists spinners. Gavaskar is part of the match’s commentary panel and … Read more

Southampton is boiling hot, expecting both Ashwin and Jadeja to play: Gavaskar

Legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar believes that India will go in with both Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final as Southampton’s “boiling hot” weather is going to ensure that the pitch dries up progressively and assists spinners. Gavaskar is part of the match’s commentary panel and is currently … Read more

Ian Bishop Says India Must Play Both R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in XI

Former West Indies pace bowler Ian Bishop feels India should go into the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand with two spinners — Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin — as they both are dependable batsmen as well. The WTC final starts on June 18 in Southampton. India Announce 15-Member Squad for WTC Final: … Read more

Feels great to witness our women’s team competing in Tests after seven years: Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday said that it would be a great moment when the women’s team steps out on the field to play a Test after a gap of seven years. India and England women will be locking horns in the one-off Test, beginning Wednesday at Bristol. “Playing Test cricket for … Read more