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Scotland are on top of Group B points table with two victories in two matches in T20 World Cup Round 1. Oman are second with a win and a defeat. Bangladesh are third, having an inferior net run-rate. PNG, who are making their T20 World Cup debut, are last. Notably, top two teams will advance to Super 12 stage.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:54 am on 20 Oct
Scotland's middle-order batsman Richie Berrington has smashed the biggest six in T20 World Cup 2021 so far. The 34-year-old advanced down the pitch and smashed PNG part-time bowler Lega Siaka for a 97-metre six on the fourth delivery of the seventh over in their Round 1 Group B match. Berrington scored 70 runs off 49 deliveries.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:49 pm on 19 Oct
The MCC have awarded Honorary Life Membership (HLM) of the Club to 18 former cricketers. Eight of the 12 Test-playing nations are represented within this year’s list. The list includes Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Marcus Trescothick, Sarah Taylor, Hashim Amla, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis and Morne Morkel, among others.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:20 pm on 19 Oct
A video of Australia's Steve Smith and Ashton Agar's tag catch to dismiss New Zealand's Mitchell Santner in their T20 World Cup 2021 warm-up match went viral. Smith initially took the catch at boundary and after realising he was going to cross the boundary rope, he lobbed the ball inside and Agar completed the catch. Santner got out for 2(6).
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:53 pm on 19 Oct
World number one men's tennis player Novak Djokovic said that he doesn't know if he'll play the next Australian Open. He added, "I don't know what my schedule will be." Victorian government on Tuesday said unvaccinated players were unlikely to be allowed at Australian Open. "I will not reveal my status whether I have been vaccinated or not," Djokovic said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:46 pm on 19 Oct
Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan has said that England are the favourites to win the T20 World Cup 2021. He added, "I don’t know how India get the 'favourites' tag in T20 cricket. I just think they’ve been a long way off in the last few tournaments." He further said, "West Indies and Pakistan will be threats."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:52 am on 20 Oct
Ahead of hosting its first Formula 1 event in December, Saudi Arabia has released dress code for male and female participants, support staff and personnel. The women cannot wear clothes that rest above their knee and should have decent neckline. Meanwhile, men cannot wear shorts, tank tops or remain shirtless.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:49 pm on 19 Oct
Scotland defeat PNG to go on top of Group B in Round 1 of T20 WC 2021
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Oct 2021,Tuesday
Scotland defeated PNG by 17 runs to register their second straight victory in Round 1 Group B at the T20 World Cup 2021. Scotland are now on top of the points table with four points. The match witnessed Richie Berrington smash the first-ever fifty by a Scotland player in T20 World Cup history. Berrington scored 70 runs off 49 balls.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:08 pm on 19 Oct
Cricket Scotland took to Twitter to reveal that a 12-year-old girl named Rebecca Downie from Haddington designed their T20 World Cup 2021 jersey. Cricket Scotland shared a picture of Rebecca and wrote, "She was following our first game on TV, proudly sporting the shirt she designed herself...Thank you again Rebecca!"
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:46 pm on 19 Oct
Of the 16 players in Oman's T20 World Cup 2021 squad, 15 were born in India or Pakistan. Opener Jatinder Singh, who top-scored for Oman in their first two T20 World Cup 2021 matches, was born in Ludhiana. Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood was born in Pakistani's Chichawatni. Kashyap Harishbhai Prajapati, youngest player in the squad, was born in Gujarat's Kheda.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:51 am on 20 Oct
Bill and Melinda Gates' eldest daughter Jennifer Gates married her longtime 30-year-old boyfriend Nayel Nassar recently. Nassar, an Egyptian, is an equestrian (horseback rider) by profession and met Jennifer on a show-jumping circuit. Although he was born in the US, he grew up in Kuwait, graduated from Stanford University in Economics in 2013 and also competed in the Tokyo Olympics.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:29 pm on 19 Oct
Bangladesh defeated Oman by 26 runs in a Group B match in Round 1 of T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday. It is Bangladesh's first victory in T20 World Cup 2021. Bangladesh are currently third on the points table. Mohammad Naim top-scored for Bangladesh with 64(50). Mustafizur Rahman took four wickets, while Shakib Al Hasan picked up three wickets.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:36 pm on 19 Oct
They will struggle in Sharjah: Aakash on South Africa in T20 WC
short by Anant Kaur / on 19 Oct 2021,Tuesday
Commentator Aakash Chopra has said South Africa will struggle in Sharjah in the T20 World Cup. "The team doesn't have good batters who can play well against quality spinners. The lack of stroke makers in the side will be a massive problem for the Proteas," he added. "I don't think they can make it to the semifinal," he further said.
short by Anant Kaur / 05:03 pm on 19 Oct
Theekshana has lot more to offer: Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka
short by Amartya Sharma / on 19 Oct 2021,Tuesday
Sri Lanka's captain Dasun Shanaka said that their spinner Maheesh Theekshana has "a lot more to offer". Theekshana scalped three wickets and conceded 25 runs in his spell against Namibia. "Back home he's (Theekshana) been training with Ajantha Mendis," he said. Sri Lanka defeated Namibia by seven wickets in the Group A match of the T20 World Cup.
short by Amartya Sharma / 03:40 pm on 19 Oct
If you ever doubt Warner, it's an absolute no-no: Maxwell
short by Anant Kaur / on 19 Oct 2021,Tuesday
Following Australia opener David Warner's first-ball duck in T20 World Cup warm-up match, teammate Glenn Maxwell said, "If you ever doubt Davey [Warner], it's an absolute no-no." He added, "He's a superstar of all three formats." Notably, Warner was dropped by SRH during second leg of IPL 2021 after scores of 0 and 2 when the tournament resumed in UAE.
short by Anant Kaur / 07:45 pm on 19 Oct
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri said the dew factor will decide whether the team will go with an extra seamer or spinner in T20 World Cup. India will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on Sunday. He added that the warm-up matches will help the side to get some rhythm and energy before heading into the tournament.
short by Anant Kaur / 08:47 pm on 19 Oct
Ahead of India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match, ex-India pacer Ajit Agarkar picked Shardul Thakur as the third pacer instead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar if all-rounder Hardik Pandya is not fit to bowl. Bhuvneshwar registered bowling figures of 4-0-54-0 against England in warm-up match on Monday. Hardik didn't bowl in the match. India will face Pakistan on Sunday in Dubai.
short by Anant Kaur / 08:53 pm on 19 Oct
Babar and Rizwan should increase their strike rate: Inzamam-ul-Haq
short by Anant Kaur / on 19 Oct 2021,Tuesday
Ex-Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has said captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan should increase their strike rate following Pakistan's seven-wicket win against West Indies in T20 World Cup warm-up match. Rizwan and Babar scored 17-ball 13 and 41-ball 50 respectively. "Babar and Rizwan need to take advantage of the first six overs, especially...against good teams," he added.
short by Anant Kaur / 09:37 pm on 19 Oct
Ex-India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad said pacer Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in terms of economy rate. "But it's not just about pace. It's about variations...reading situations," he added. Bumrah has economy rates of 2.65 in Tests, 4.65 in ODIs and 6.66 in T20Is so far. Bumrah took one wicket in first T20 World Cup warm-up match.
short by Anant Kaur / 10:29 pm on 19 Oct
Indian men's football team head coach Igor Stimac said captain Sunil Chhetri, who ended as highest goal scorer in his side's SAFF Championship 2021 title win, is a role model. "Chhetri is the most passionate player in the dressing room. At this age [37 years], it's quite unbelievable," he added. Chhetri scored five goals in the tournament.
short by Anant Kaur / 07:43 pm on 19 Oct
Former badminton player Prakash Padukone said that sports and politics should not be mixed together and added the upcoming India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match should proceed as planned. Earlier, several politicians urged BCCI and the government to reconsider India's match against Pakistan over targeted killings of civilians by militants in Jammu and Kashmir. The match will be played on Sunday.
short by Anant Kaur / 08:30 pm on 19 Oct
Questioning West Indies' batting approach in their warm-up match against Pakistan, commentator Aakash Chopra said the Kieron Pollard-led side wasn't even trying to hit the ball. "Did nobody tell them that it was a T20 encounter and not a Test match," said Aakash. WI scored 130/7 in 20 overs and Pakistan chased down the target with 27 deliveries to spare.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:51 pm on 19 Oct
Misbah-ul-Haq, who recently resigned as head coach of Pakistan, stated that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) look for scapegoats to save face whenever the team loses a match or series. "In Pakistan, we only focus on one thing and that's the result. We don't go beyond that and focus on things like our players and their skill development," he added.
short by Anant Kaur / 10:53 pm on 19 Oct
India batter KL Rahul said that having MS Dhoni as a mentor for T20 World Cup gives a sense of calmness to the team. "I've enjoyed spending time with Dhoni in the first two to three days and it has been a lot of fun. Looking forward to chewing his brain about cricket, captaincy and all things cricket," he added.
short by Anant Kaur / 06:32 pm on 19 Oct
World champion PV Sindhu should aim at winning the All England Open Badminton Championships, said ex-badminton player Prakash Padukone. He added that Sindhu should prioritise winning the title. "You know the date March, to reach there, Sindhu needs to discuss with her coach, say...'I want to win this tournament,' so what tournaments do you play, work backwards," Padukone added.
short by Anant Kaur / 11:03 pm on 19 Oct
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