Training with Haryana men’s team helped Shafali improve back-foot game | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Shafali Verma, India women’s team opening batter, has said she improved her back-foot game after attending Haryana men’s team camp ahead of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s this year. The 17-year-old added that she has been practicing with wet synthetic balls to simulate overseas conditions. “I feel I benefitted a great deal from that … Read more

AB de Villiers still potent force in T20 cricket but he has his reasons for not making a comeback: Mark Boucher | Cricket News – Times of India

Cricket South Africa on Tuesday announced that De Villiers has decided not to come out of international retirement, saying that his mind won’t change “once and for all”. (Getty Images) JOHANNESBURG: South Africa head coach Mark Boucher believes AB de Villiers‘ has his reasons to decide against coming out of international retirement and represent the … Read more

Virat Kohli’s message made me realise I can perform at RCB: Harshal Patel | Cricket News – Times of India

Harshal Patel (BCCI/ANI Photo) NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli’s message to Harshal Patel when he was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made him realise that this is a team where he can finally showcase his skills, the fast bowler said. Patel, who was traded to RCB by the Delhi Capitals before the 2021 Indian Premier … Read more

IPL 2021: Not comfortable in Delhi, Williamson and Co. fly out to Maldives | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kane Williamson and three other New Zealanders on Friday flew to Maldives in a departure from their original plan, as they were not feeling comfortable staying in COVID-19 hotspot Delhi. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Williamson, Chennai Super Kings’ Mitchell Santner and Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s Kyle Jamison and CSK physio Tommy Simsek took a commercial … Read more

BCCI yet to discuss IPL offer from English counties | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will explore all options to try to complete this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) but is yet to discuss offers from English counties to host the remaining matches, a senior official told Reuters on Friday. The eight-team league was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday after several personnel tested positive … Read more

View: The right thing for the right reason

So, IPL has tested positive. Which means BCCI has done the right thing by putting the whirligig in quarantine. But what’s especially good is that the tournament has been suspended ‘for now’ for the right reasons. This is important, because it could well have been put on ice for the wrong reasons. And that does … Read more

Covid hits IPL 2021: RCB players were reluctant to go ahead with KKR game | Cricket News – Times of India

Covid-19 has breached the Indian Premier League (IPL) bubble. On Monday, Kolkata Knight Riders‘ (KKR) players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive, forcing the day’s tie against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Ahmedabad to be rescheduled. FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEMeanwhile, Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner … Read more

COVID strikes IPL: CSK-RR clash to be rescheduled due to Balaji’s positive report

The BCCI will reschedule Wednesday’s IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals here as CSK has been forced into hard quarantine after bowling coach L Balaji tested positive for COVID-19. As per the Board’s Standard Operating Procedure, anyone who has come in contact with an infected person has to undergo six days of … Read more

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals contingent isolating after two Kolkata Knight Riders players test Covid positive | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier testing positive for Covid-19, it has now come to light that the entire Delhi Capitals contingent is also self-isolating in their rooms. Delhi Capitals and KKR had locked horns against each other last Thursday April 29 and both these sides are slated … Read more

IPL 2021 | COVID-19: Chennai Super Kings affected as well

At least two members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent, including bowling coach L. Balaji, have been diagnosed with COVID-19. It means that CSK’s next match, against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday, will in all likelihood be deferred since Balaji and his “close contacts” will have to be isolated for six days. It was revealed on … Read more