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Hardik Pandya’s first meeting with In-laws

Hardik Pandya's first meeting with In-laws

India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has paired with many people in 22 yards of the field. But personal life, has been officially paired with Natasha Stankovic for almost a couple of years. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya and Natasha’s house has been blessed with a son.

But surprisingly, Hardik has not met any of his in-laws these two years. Until now, Hardik’s communication with his in-laws and other household members was limited to phone or video calls only. Cricketing engagement does not give Hardik a break.

Hardik did not go to his in-laws because of his busy schedule. The busy schedule of the national team, in that gap again, the busyness of mega events like the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Gujarat Titans skipper’s 22-yard responsibilities are also increasing with age. Natasha’s parents were not able to reach the son-in-law in any way.

But now the wait is over. Hardik met his father-in-law’s family before playing in the upcoming World Cup. Hardik himself released a video of the meeting with everyone on social media. One by one, Hardik was embraced by everyone. Natasha’s entire family has gathered with her son-in-law.

It should be noted that Hardik is now resting after winning the T20 series against Australia. Not playing in the series against South Africa. He used that leisure. He met the people of his in-laws. Hardik said he was happy to feel his in-laws for the first time. It was a great moment to meet everyone at Natasha’s house.

India will leave the country for Australia to play the World Cup on October 6. This time Hardik can be India’s trump card in the World Cup. One of the cricket stars of the time is entering the field refreshed after resting in this mega event.

Daughter is playing for Pakistan in Asia Cup, mother is umpiring

Daughter is playing for Pakistan in Asia Cup, mother is umpiring

The Women’s Asia Cup 2022 started in Sylhet on October 1. However, after the start of the tournament, this year’s Asia Cup is in the news on a different matter. This is the first time in cricket history that mother and daughter met on the field.

Although the responsibilities of both are different, they represent Pakistan. Kainat Imtiaz is an all-rounder for the Pakistan women’s team. The other is her mother Salima Imtiaz. Mother-daughter is now in discussion in the cricket world.

Women umpires officiate the entire Asia Cup for the first time in history. Where Salima made his umpiring debut. She performed duty in Pakistan’s match against Sri Lanka. Although she did not play in that match, daughter Kainat did not forget to congratulate her mother on such success.

Kainat wrote on Facebook, ”Very happy and proud to see my mother as an umpire for the 2022 Women’s Asia Cup. I am happy about her success. My mother is very inspiring. It was always her dream to represent Pakistan. I have also moved forward with that dream. Finally, today her dream came true. We represent Pakistan together. Very excited Alhamdulillah. ”

Kainat has played 15 ODIs and 20 T20 matches in Pakistan’s jersey. She has taken 16 wickets along with 265 runs. Meanwhile, Kainat thanked her father for this achievement of her mother. This Pakistani woman cricketer also claimed that he had supported both of them.

The success of mother and daughter has become a hot topic of discussion in cricket. Many congratulated the two. Such incidents are rare in the history of cricket. Netizens are also hailing the mother and daughter by sharing their pictures.

India announce Dhawan led ODI team

India announce Dhawan led ODI team

After the failure of the Asia Cup, Team India played at home in a great rhythm. After winning the T20 series against Australia in India, Rohit Sharma won the T20 series against South Africa. Team India won the series by winning two consecutive matches in the 3-match series.

Meanwhile, the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series at home against South Africa. The players in the team for the forthcoming T20 World Cup have been rested from this ODI series. As a result, left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead India in this series.

Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Ravi Bismay, who are on the list of reserve players for the T20 World Cup, will play in the ODIs against South Africa. Besides, Rajat Patidar and Mukesh Kumar have been called into the team for the first time. Shahbaz Khan has returned to the team. The rhythm batsman Shubman Gill is also in the group.

Abesh Khan, the young pacer who shone in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is also in this ODI series. This bilateral series will start from October 6. It will end on October 11. Meanwhile, India’s World Cup team will leave the country for Australia on October 6. That is why none of the World Cup team is playing in this ODI series.

Mohammad Shami has already started training with the team after being tested negative for Corona. But this pacer is not in this team. He has to return to the team after passing the fitness test. Shami is preparing himself that way. On the other hand, Jadeja is waiting to return to the team after recovering from an injury.

India’s ODI squad against South Africa:

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer (vice-captain), Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar.

Nafees Iqbal claimed that there was no trouble with anyone

Nafees Iqbal claimed that there was no trouble with anyone

Former national cricketer Nafees Iqbal has been axed ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup and the tri-nation series in New Zealand before that. Rabid Imam has been given the responsibility of team manager in his place. There are rumours he has been removed from duty due to allegations against him. However, Nafees dismissed this allegation as baseless.

A director of BCB claimed, “Several cricketers of the team complained that they were not treated well by Nafees. And those cricketers gave this complaint to Khaled Mahmud Sujan. And after that, BCB decided to change the manager”.

But through his verified Facebook page, Nafees denied the allegation. He wrote, “The best way to respond to the false allegation is SMILE. Keeping faith in Almighty.”

Claiming that there was no problem with anyone while in charge, Nafees also said, “I have been in charge for the past one year; I have never had a problem with any player or team management. Our performance has been up and down during this time, but the atmosphere was perfect.”

In their personal life, he is the brother of Team Bangladesh ODI team captain Tamim Iqbal and nephew of Akram Khan. However, Tamim or Akram have not yet opened up on this issue of Nafees.

Nafees also said about the incident, “Sometimes there are much baseless news, if it has to be done, then let it be done with proper evidence. Let us know who said the thing, then we will know everything”.

Claiming that he already knew about the removal of responsibility, Nafees also said, “I was the deputy manager of cricket operations earlier, and I am still the same. There is no fixed team manager in the team, it is a rotation policy. I respect the BCB’s decision. “

In total, Nafees handled this responsibility for about 1 year. Nafees claimed he was informed about his removal from duty before the UAE series. Along with this, the one-time opener of the national team also said that the whole process was completed with respect.

Note that in 2003, Nafees made his debut in Bangladesh. He scored 516 runs in 11 Tests and 309 runs in 16 ODIs. He did not play in the national team after 2006.

Dravid is satisfied with India’s World Cup team

Dravid is satisfied with India's World Cup team

The upcoming T20 World Cup is going to start in Australia in October. The Indian team will play in this tournament under the head coach Rahul Dravid. The Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) also announced the team for the World Cup a few days ago.

After that, the discussion is going on. Can this team bring the title to India? Although late, Team India coach Rahul Dravid has opened up about the matter. He said that he is satisfied with the World Cup team. Along with that, Dravid also expressed his hopes for the team members.

India, led by Virat Kohli, showed extreme disappointment even though they were on the list of favourites in the last edition of the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. After that, there was a change in the coaching and captaincy of the team. Dravid replaces Ravi Shastri. Instead of Kohli, the leadership of India fell on the shoulders of Rohit Sharma.

Despite the tough challenge on Australian soil, Dravid is proceeding with careful planning in this World Cup mission. He said, “I won’t reveal everything. But I think we have always been clear about this. The biggest thing is that we can take everything according to our needs in the World Cup. ”

Satisfied with his team in the World Cup, Dravid also said, ”We were very clear about the kind of coordination we want. I had a clear idea about which eleven I wanted to play. Besides, we also knew what skill players we wanted. What kind of squad we will take to the World Cup is very important.”

However, there is also news of concern in the Indian team. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will not be able to play in the World Cup due to injury. There is also uncertainty about Jasprit Bumrah, the important pacer of the team. But without thinking about that, Dravid said, ”Everything will not be perfect due to injuries or other problems. If everyone remains fit, we can say from the team’s ability that we are at ease with the team.”

India started this year’s Asia Cup as the favourite. But in the end, Rohit Sharma’s team had to return home from the Super Four phase. Death over bowling has plagued India. Let’s see how successful Rohit-Kohli become by correcting mistakes.

Cricket Highlights, 02 Oct: PAK vs ENG (7th T20I)

PAK vs ENG (7th T20I) – Highlights

It was unfortunate that the series finale was in such little danger, given that it featured some of the best international T20 cricket. This was caused by England’s overall solid team performance, starting with their score of 209 for 3, which forced Pakistan to launch a world-record chase at the Gaddafi Stadium. They eventually finished on 142 for 8 from their 20 overs, with no moment in which they even remotely threatened to make it. With a victory by 67 runs fourth-largest Pakistan margin in the format, adroit bowling clinched a 4-3 series triumph for England.

England won by 67 runs in Lahore because of solid performances from Dawid Malan and Chris Woakes. With the victory, the guests won the series 4-3 over the course of the previous two weeks.

While batting first, England made a good start with Alex Hales and Phil Salt, but they could not turn it into a significant total. Near the end of the powerplay, Dawid Malan entered the game and immediately appeared to be in excellent form as he effortlessly filled the gaps. England kept the scoreboard updated with the help of Ben Duckett.

When Duckett was run out after scoring 30 runs off just 19 balls, a 54-run stand with Malan ended. Harry Brook launched a brilliant assault on them just as it looked like Pakistan had found a gap.

In the series-deciding game, the left-right combination of Brook and Malan set up a century stand that brought England above 200 runs. Malan made it to the series’ first fifty and eventually reached an unbeatable 78. Harry Brook also set a 210-target for Pakistan by remaining unbeaten on 46 off just 31 balls.

Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam were dismissed in the first two overs of the chase, putting Pakistan under early pressure. Iftikhar Ahmed did not stay for very long either, as the hosts quickly dropped to 33/3.

Shan Masood and Khushdil Shah kept the scoreboard moving, but the latter eventually tried to go for a big smash and lost his wicket because to the increasing run rate. As Pakistan continued to descend into an abyss, figures like Asif Ali and Mohammad Nawaz also shied away from contributing.

Masood, meanwhile, cemented his reputation as a middle-order batsman by scoring yet another fifty-plus in a futile effort. In response, the hosts could only muster 142/8, giving England a 67-run victory. Thus, the visitors won the seven-match series 4-3.

The lack of effort to reach the opportunity and the bowler’s lack of protest indicated that the game was over long before it ended. However, the overarching impression following these seven games was how long Pakistani tours by English teams have been overdue. That is the most noteworthy benefit of this series, especially in light of the World Cup.

PAK vs ENG Scoreboard

Pakistan – 142/8 (20.0)

England 209/3 (20.0)

Result – England won by 67 runs

Player of the match – Dawid Malan

Player of the Series – Harry Brook

PAK vs ENG (7th T20I) – Highlights

PAK vs ENG Playing XIs

PAK Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain
ENG Philip Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali (c), Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Cricket Highlights, 30 Sep: PAK vs ENG (6th T20I)

PAK vs ENG (6th T20I) – Highlights

England returned to parity in the series by defeating Pakistan with the help of Philip Salt’s rampage. Babar Azam’s stormy innings of 87 runs was wasted by the brilliance of the English wicketkeeper. Salt’s devastating innings of 88 runs returned the English to a 3-3 tie in the seven-match T20I series.

England defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets in the sixth T20I in Lahore on Friday night. Chasing a target of 170 runs, the English crossed it with 33 balls in hand. As a result, the last match of the exciting series has now turned into an undeclared final.

After winning the toss, England captain Moeen Ali sent Pakistan to bat. Pakistan entered the field without pacer Haris Rauf and wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who suffered back problems in the previous match. After the anointed Mohammad Haris opened the account of runs with a six, Adil Rashid caught him and returned to the dressing room for just 7 runs. Shan Masood returned with zero runs after coming down to bat at number three.

Babar and Haider Ali played well for the team that lost 2 wickets for 15 runs. For the third wicket, the two made a partnership of 47 runs off 32 balls. Haider scored 18 runs off 14 balls with a four and a six each. Then Iftikhar Ahmed accelerated the pace of runs. He scored 31 runs off 21 balls with 2 fours and a six.

Babar went ahead with a 41-ball fifty. He is now sitting next to Virat Kohli in the record for fastest 3000 runs in T20I after smashing Richard Gleeson for a six. Pakistan got 20 runs in Reece Topley’s last over. Babar hit a four and a six in the first two balls. Mohammad Nawaz got out in the last ball after hitting a six off the fifth ball. In the end, Babar remained not out with 87 runs off 59 balls hitting 7 fours and 3 sixes.

As a result, Pakistan scored 169 runs for 6 wickets. Sam Curran and David Willey scalped two wickets each for England. Besides, Reece Topley and Richard Gleeson took 1 wicket each.

Chasing a challenging target of 170 runs, England got off to a flying start with the bats of Alex Hales and Salt. Salt came to the opening and was raging on the Pakistani bowlers in the power play. He picked up a 19-ball half-century, and England scored 82 runs in the power play.

Salt started with a four off the first ball of Nawaz’s innings, same happened one ball later. In the next over, Shahnawaz Dahani was taken on. Both the openers hit a four and a six each. 22 runs come in this over. Hales hit Mohammad Wasim for three fours in a row on the next over.

England’s total reached fifty in three overs. Hales departed in the next over scoring 27 off 12 balls. Salt smashed Nawaz for three fours and a six in the fifth over. England scored 82 for 1 after playing 6 overs of the power play.

He made a partnership of 73 runs in just 34 balls with Dawid Malan for the second wicket. Malan scored 26 off 18 balls with 5 fours and got out with an lbw by Shadab Khan.

After that, Salt brought the team to the port of victory with an unbroken partnership of 42 runs with Ben Duckett. Duckett remained unbeaten on 26 off 16 balls with four boundaries. Salt remained unbeaten on 88 runs off 41 balls. This right-handed batsman hit 3 sixes with 13 boundaries in his innings.

For Pakistan, Shadab Khan took two wickets with 34 runs in 4 overs. England’s Philip Salt was named the player of the match after playing a devastating innings. These two teams will face each other in the unannounced final on Sunday (02 October).

PAK vs ENG Scoreboard

Pakistan – 169/6 (20.0)

England170/2 (14.3)

Result – England won by 8 wickets

Player of the match – Philip Salt


PAK vs ENG Playing XIs

PAK Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Aamer Jamal, and Shahnawaz Dahani.
ENG Moeen Ali (c), Philip Salt (wk), Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, David Willey, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson, and Reece Topley.

Cricket Highlights, 1 October: CPL 2022 (Final) – Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs

Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Final) – Highlights

In the battle for the title, Barbados Royals and Jamaica Tallawahs clashed in the final match of CPL 2022 at Providence Stadium, Guyana early today, Bangladesh time. Batting first, Barbados Royals set a good target in the allotted 20 overs for the opposition. But chasing that target, Jamaica Tallawahs reached the target very easily before the allotted 20 overs were over. As a result, they won the tournament. Along with this, Fabian Allen won the Player of the Match title and Brandon King won the Man of the Series award for Jamaica Tallawahs.

They somehow made it to the playoffs, as the number four team. Jamaica Tallawahs played brilliantly and won the two knockout matches of the playoffs. Coming to the finals, they blew up the top team in the points list, Barbados Royals.

Rovman Powell’s Jamaica defeated Kyle Myers’ Barbados by 8 wickets in the final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Saturday. Barbados Royals have been blown away by a Brandon King’s storm. Shamarh Brooks gave him worthy support in the run chase. As a result, Jamaica passed the challenging target of 162 runs with 23 balls in hand.

Barbados Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first and sent off the Jamaica Tallawahs to bowl. Batting first, the two openers Rahkeem Cornwall and Kyle Myers did not make a bad start. Rahkeem scored 36 off 21 balls with the help of 2 fours and 4 sixes. And Myers returned to the pavilion with 29 runs off 19 balls with the help of 6 fours.

However, Azam Khan’s 51 from 40 balls gave Barbados big oxygen. His innings had 4 fours and 3 sixes. Besides, Jason Holder scored 17 off 19 balls. However, none of the rest could reach double digits. Najibullah Zadran scored 6 from 12 balls, Corbin Bosch scored 7 from 5 balls, Devon Thomas scored 7 from 3 balls, Mujeeb ur Rahman scored 1 run from 1 ball. In the end, they set a target of 162 runs with 7 runs extra.

For Jamaica Tallawahs, Fabian Allen took 3 wickets for 24 runs in 4 overs and Nicholson Gordon took 3 wickets for 33 runs in 4 overs. Besides, Imad Wasim took 1 wicket.

Jamaica Tallawahs got hit early in the run chase. They lost the wicket of Kennar Lewis in the first over. When the team’s run was only 1. Kennar Lewis returned to the pavilion with a golden duck.

However, Brandon King took the lead of the team. She is ably accompanied by Shamarh Brooks. Brandon King played the stormy innings of 83 runs off 50 balls. He had 13 fours and 2 sixes in this innings.

Shamarh Brooks was dismissed for 47 off 33 balls. His innings were decorated with 2 sixes and 6 fours. It is this pair that puts Jamaica on a solid foundation. After that, Rovman Powell came to the crease when Brooks was out. He remained unbeaten on 14 off 13 balls with a six.

Jamaica Tallawahs scored 162 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 16.1 overs to take the match away. This is their third CPL title. Kyle Myers and Jason Holder took one wicket each for Barbados.

Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs Scoreboard

Barbados Royals 161/7 (20.0)

Jamaica Tallawahs162/2 (16.1) 

Result – Jamaica Tallawahs won by 8 wickets  

Player of the match – Fabian Allen   

Player of the series – Brandon King

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Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs Playing XIs 

Barbados Royals Kyle Mayers (c), Devon Thomas (wk), Azam Khan, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jason Holder, Najibullah Zadran, Obed McCoy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ramon Simmonds, Corbin Bosch, Joshua Bishop
Jamaica Tallawahs Rovman Powell (c), Kennar Lewis (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Mohammad Nabi, Raymon Reifer, Imad Wasim, Fabian Allen, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Nicholson Gordon

South Africa’s shameful record in T20 again

South Africa has come to play a series against India before the T20 World Cup. Where Temba Bavuma’s team was supposed to shine with bat and ball, they had to fall into shame. They even set the record of losing the first five wickets for the least number of runs in T20.

However, this record was held by the Proteas even before entering the field in the first T20 against India. On December 16, 2007, South Africa lost 5 wickets for just 10 runs against the West Indies. He lost five wickets against India earlier. They lost five wickets after scoring only 9 runs.

South Africa played only 2.3 overs to get these 9 runs after losing five wickets. Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, the visitors cannot stand in front of the cannon. Renowned batsmen like Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Riley Russo, David Miller and Tristar Stubbs have returned to the dressing room, becoming failures.

But even after the last Indian Premier League (IPL), South Africa played impeccable cricket on Indian soil. Millers have also won the T20 series by playing brilliant cricket with bat and ball. But after a few months, the Proteas came back to visit India. But there is still a chance to turn around and show their best game in the remaining matches of the series.

Skipper Bavuma, however, said that “India’s tour is going to be tough”. Meanwhile, after winning the series with Australia, Rohit Sharma’s team India is in a very cheerful mood after winning the first match against South Africa. Rohit-Kohli is preparing for the World Cup by correcting the mistakes of the Asia Cup. However, Jadeja and Bumrah have been ruled out due to injury, and there is a concern in the Indian camp.

Rizwan is Pakistan’s run machine

Rizwan is Pakistan's run machine

Pakistan’s batting lineup and batsmen’s failures have recently been the subject of criticism. The poor condition of the middle order day after day, however, deserves criticism. But there is always one exception, Mohammad Rizwan of the top order. He is a threat to the opponent with the bat in almost every match.

Rizwan’s bat has also laughed in this year’s Asia Cup. This wicket-keeper batsman has provided service to the team from the beginning to the tournament’s final. Apart from being the tournament’s top run-scorer, Rizwan topped the ICC T20 rankings for the first time. After that, he is even more irresistible.

Rizwan’s bat has been incredible in the ongoing seven-match T20I series against England at home. Where he played 5 matches and scored half-centuries in 4. He made 68 runs off 46 balls in the first match. In the second match, this batsman also left the field after scoring an unbeaten half-century (88* from 51 balls).

There was a chance to score half-centuries in three consecutive matches. But in the third match of the series, when he returned to the dressing room with just 8 runs off 14 balls, it didn’t happen. But in the fourth innings, he returned to his familiar form. He played an innings of 88 runs off 67 balls. Pakistan won the fifth series match on Wednesday with the bat of Rizwan (63 off 46 balls).

Meanwhile, the form of the Pakistani opener, while an added worry for the opponents in the World Cup, is undoubtedly good news for Pakistan. But there is also criticism about his batting style. As Shoaib Akhtar has raised questions about his batting style in T20. However, the ICC T20 ranking says that he is the best batsman.

Pakistan is desperate to win the upcoming T20 World Cup. In that case, Rizwan can be Pakistan’s trump card.