Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Kidambi Srikanth following Australian Open Superseries win Sachin Tendulkar © IANSNew Delhi: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday congratulated Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for his Australian Open Superseries men’s title victory. “Heartiest congratulations to @srikidambi on winning 2nd successive superseries title. Proud of you champion! #AustralianSS,” Tendulkar wrote on his twitter account. Srikanth displayed a committed gameplay in his dominating run to outclass Olympic champion Cheng Long of China 22-20, 21-16 in the final in Sydney. The Australian Open Superseries saw a change in odds for the Indian after he had lost five times in a row earlier to Long. The 24-year-old player won the second superseries title in a matter of one week after a victory in the Indonesian Open. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Kidambi Srikanth following Australian Open Superseries win appeared first on Janta Shakti.
LIVE Cricket Score, England vs South Africa 2017, 3rd T20I at Cardiff: Morris falls for 8 South Africa held their nerves tight as they bounced back to win the second T20I by just three runs to level terms © Getty ImagesGood Evening/Afternoon, Goeie Middag! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) between hosts England and visitors South Africa, at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Sunday. I am Ayush Gupta, and I will be bringing to you the live updates from this tie. England had a glorious day out in the opening T20I when they drubbes South Africa comfortably by nine wickets. However, the Proteas held their nerves tight as they bounced back to win the second T20I by just three runs to level terms, therefore setting up today’s decider, which promises to be a thriller. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: England vs South Africa 2017, 3rd T20I at Cardiff Considering the result of the second T20I, fielding first, England bowlers did a fair job with the ball in the initial over. However, the South African batsmen were strong enough to bounce back and post a match-winning total of 174, courtesy opener JJ Smut’s 45 and skipper AB de Villiers’ 46, while debutant Tom Curran for England was the start of the bowling attack claiming 3 for 33. In reply, opener Jason Roy was involved in a stellar knock of 67. However, his dismissal for obstructing the field did a major damage, while Man of the Match from 1st T20I, Jonny Bairstow, too played an stunning knock of 47. However, none of them were enough as Chris Morris’s healthy spell of 2 for 18 did the damage. With the game being held at Cardiff, the pitch is likely to remain on the batting side. With the three T20Is being held at this venue, teams chasing have managed to win two matches, while the other match saw a bowling side winning it. All the three winners have been England nevertheless, South Africa could script history as they could well become the first overseas team to register a T20I win at this venue. ENG vs SA 2017, 3rd T20I at Cardiff, preview and likely XI Squads: England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Craig Overton, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Mark Wood. South Africa: AB de Villiers (c), Farhaan Behardien, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, JJ Smuts, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Dwaine Pretorius, Morne Morkel, JJ Smuts. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: England vs South Africa 2017, 3rd T20I at Cardiff Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More LIVE Cricket Score, England vs South Africa 2017, 3rd T20I at Cardiff: Morris falls for 8 appeared first on Janta Shakti.
England vs South Africa 3rd T20I, Free Live Cricket Streaming Links: Watch ENG vs SA online streaming on Hotstar Tom Curran in his debut game for England picked 3-wickets © Getty ImagesWith all to play for South Africa and England, both teams will clash in the third and final T20I of the 3-match series, which is currently tied 1-1. The live cricket streaming of the third T20I match will be available in India on Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. In United Kingdom (UK), the live streaming will be available on Sky Sports Watch, along with the live telecast on Sky Sports 2. In South Africa, the live streaming will be available on SuperSport Live Video, along with the live telecast on SuperSport. Full cricket scorecard: England vs South Africa, 3rd T20I The third T20I will be played at Sophia Gardens that saw England lose out on an ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final spot to Pakistan over a week ago. South Africa made quite a comeback in the 2nd T20I at Taunton to level the series after trailing 1-0. It saw a spirited South African side under AB de Villiers rise to the occasion, while England uncharacteristically choked out. For South Africa it was Chris Morris and Dane Paterson who rose to the occasion restricting England to 171 in 20 overs. England would have felt gutted after being from 125 for 2 in 14 overs to 171 for 6 in 20. The first T20I was won by England by 9 wickets courtesy Jonny Bairstow’s explosive 60. Post the T20I, both sides will meet in a 4-Test series starting from July 6 at Lord’s. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More England vs South Africa 3rd T20I, Free Live Cricket Streaming Links: Watch ENG vs SA online streaming on Hotstar appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Tom Curran expresses his desire and need for speed Tom Curran surprised several South Africa batsman with his speed © Getty ImagesBy Julian Guyer Taunton: England newcomer Tom Curran believes he can bowl even quicker after taking three wickets on his international debut. Although he appears slightly-built the Surrey paceman surprised several South Africa batsman with his speed on the way to figures of three for 33 in his maximum allowed four overs in the second Twenty20 international at Taunton on Friday. And even if his haul could not prevent South Africa winning by three runs to square the three-match series at 1-1 heading into Sunday’s finale at Cardiff, the lively Curran’s return could yet prove to be of greater significance to England than this result. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: England vs South Africa 2017 – 3rd T20I at Cardiff It took Curran just two balls to strike, removing Proteas opener Reeza Hendricks. He also accounted for Chris Morris before a excellent yorker bowled Andile Phehlukwayo for a golden duck. England captain Eoin Morgan reckoned Curran had got quicker to face and the bowler himself said he was reaping the rewards of some hard work in the off-season. “Coming out of school I’ve had my first couple of summers with Surrey,” he said. “I’ve bowled a lot of overs and that limited how my pace was. But I worked hard in the gym this winter and gathered a yard. So that’s positive. You get stronger, you get to know your action a bit more and you’re just developing. I’m still only 22 and hopefully as I get older I can put on a couple more yards.” Curran, the son of the late Zimbabwe all-rounder Kevin, was born in Cape Town, where he played representative schools cricket. But it was there too that he was ‘spotted’ by former Surrey captain Ian Greig. The ex-England International’s intervention led to the then 17-year-old Curran playing Second XI cricket for Surrey in 2012 and the following year he made his first-team debut for the London-based club. ENG vs SA 2017, 3rd T20I at Cardiff, preview and likely XI: Stage set for a thrilling decider Brotherly ambition In time, he was joined by younger brother Sam, currently involved with the second-string England Lions. Many successful Surrey sides have featured sets of brothers, be it the Bedser twins, Alec and Eric, who starred in the club’s run of seven consecutive County Championship titles in the 1950s or the Bicknells, Darren and Martin, who featured in the team that won three Championships at the turn of the century. But Tom’s hope is that he and Sam will following in the footsteps of Adam and the late Ben Hollioake, team-mates of the Bicknells, by playing in the same England team. “We’re both taking small steps at a time and hopefully this is the start of a long career with England for myself,” Tom said. “The dream is to play for England with my brother and I guess you could stay this is the start,” added Curran, whose grandfather also played first-class cricket, for Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe] when the country took part in South Africa’s domestic competition before it gained independent international status. JJ Smuts credits AB de Villiers’ captaincy for 3-run win in 2nd T20I Tom Curran was called up halfway across the world to England’s senior squad in the Caribbean as cover for the injured Jake Ball in March after impressing in the Lions’ unofficial ‘Tests’ in Sri Lanka. “I was obviously disappointed not to play in the Caribbean, but it was a great experience for me to be around that environment for the first time,” said Curran. He added: “I was backing my skills and I knew when I got my chance I would be ready. But I don’t think anything can prepare you for when you actually get out there — the nerves, the adrenaline. Being critical there’s a few things I would improve on, but if you’d offered me those figures at the start of the day I would have bitten your arm off.” Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Tom Curran expresses his desire and need for speed appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Damien Martyn indulges in Twitter battle with Australian Rules footballer Allan Donald of South Africa captures Damien Martyn the incident that Clayton Oliver referred to in his tweet © Getty ImagesFormer Australian cricketer Damien Martyn and Australian Rules footballer Clayton Oliver have gotten into an ugly-spat over Twitter following the former’s tweet. In his tweet Martyn, compared Australian Rules football to soccer over a certain diving incident of Oliver, between Melbourne Demons, the team he supports, and West Coast Eagles. Martin, an ardent Demons fan, question Oliver’s intention after a collision with Will Schofield. Diving off late has always been a bone of contention in the game of soccer since its time of inception. Oliver was quick to reply and point out Martyn’s poor shot selection against South Africa in 1994, SCG Test. In Oliver’s defence he mentioned that Schofield clipped him, and that rocked him a little bit that saw him fall down. Oliver who is now just 19-years old, was referring to a 22-year old Martyn back then that saw Australia suffer a horrible collapse. Needing 117 to win, Australian batting tottered to 75 for 8 before Martyn and Craig McDermott saw them 7 runs away from a win. Martyn who struck a valuable 59 in the first innings, in a moment brain-fade decided to drive on the up against Allan Donald that proved costly for him and his team. Australia went on to lose the game by 5 runs. Am I watching soccer??? — Damien Martyn (@damienmartyn) June 25, 2017 Hey Damien, you should just worry about that shot in 1994. Link if you can’t remember – https://t.co/6EyZ1jezft #amiwatchingachoker — Clayton Oliver (@ClaytonOliver16) June 25, 2017 Australia following that Test dropped Martyn and he did not feature in their scheme of things for the next six years. Speaking on the same incident in 2013, Martyn said that he was being made a scapegoat by the media back and had to take the fallout, which was really hard for him. Martyn eventually did return to Test cricket for Australia in 2000, before becoming a household name after his splendid show in The Ashes 2001. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Damien Martyn indulges in Twitter battle with Australian Rules footballer appeared first on Janta Shakti.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final: Azhar Mahmood bursting with pride post Pakistan win Azhar Mahmood said that their turnaround was not new and that it was also present during their last ODIs and Test series against West Indies © Getty ImagesKarachi: A week after Pakistan clinched their maiden Champions Trophy title with a crushing win over their arch-rivals India, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood is bursting with pride after seeing his side’s phenomenal improvement in all departments of the game. Following a 124-run defeat against India in the opening Group B clash, Pakistan had bounced back strongly in the tournament as they hammered South Africa, Sri Lanka in the group stage before defeating favourites England in the semi-final to once again set up a clash against the Virat Kohli-led side. Subsequently, Pakistan delivered an all-round performance against India, winning the finals by massive 180 runs at the Kennington Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. ICC WWC 2017: Sana Mir hopeful of riding on wave of success set by Pakistan men’s team Reflecting on the same, Mahmood said that their turnaround was not new and that it was also present during their last ODIs and Test series against West Indies. “Our improvement in all departments was phenomenal and whether it was batting, bowling or fielding we seemed to click at the right time to win the trophy. The improvement we saw was not only there in the way we turned around our fortunes during the Champions Trophy, but this was also there beforehand with our performances in the West Indies series where we showed great energy not only in ODIs but also in the Test matches as well,” Pakpassion.net quoted Mahmood as saying. “There is no better feeling than knowing that we have won the ICC Champions Trophy or any major tournament for that matter. One can only praise the Almighty for His reward for our hard work before and during this tournament not only in our bowling but in the overall sense,” he added. Insisting that they were written-off from the tournament following India’s defeat in the opening round, the former all-rounder said that he felt quite disappointed to see that no one credited his side for the hard work they had put in during the tournament. Pakistan PM announces cash reward of 10m each for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 winners “As a coach involved with the winning side, this is the best feeling one can have, but it gets better if we consider the fact that we won the final against our arch-rival India and lifted the Champions Trophy. We did so, at a time when no one gave us any chance of success. No one gave us any credit for the hard-work we put in as we prepared for this tournament and we were written-off after our defeat to India in the tournament opener,” he added. Mahmood also heaped praise on his side’s overall performance, saying that both young as well as senior players responded really well to their objective of playing good brand of cricket. “It was a team effort at the Champions Trophy and especially pleasing if we consider the fact that this is a young team which helped us win. The lads represent the future for Pakistan but it was also great to see the seniors responding well. So, players like Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez responded really well to our objective of playing the brand of cricket which we now want to play,” he said. Shahid Afridi: Pakistan needs to be consistent and continue the winning ways The victory also saw Pakistan leapfrog Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to surge to the sixth spot and move closer to direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, for which host England and the next seven highest-ranked sides as on September 30 will get straight entries. The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side gained four points to move to 95 points as its wins over higher ranked opponents in the tournament included the one in the final against India and an eight-wicket semi-final victory over England. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final: Azhar Mahmood bursting with pride post Pakistan win appeared first on Janta Shakti.
India vs West Indies 2017, Free Live Cricket Streaming Links: Watch IND vs WI, 2nd ODI online streaming on Sony LIV 2nd ODI will also be played under threat of rain © AFPAfter a damp squib in the first ODI between India and West Indies, both teams are set to clash in the second ODI amidst rain fear. The 5-ODI series spread across 3 cities will witness Port of Spain host its second game. The live cricket streaming of the second ODI will be available in India on Sony LIV, along with the live telecast on Ten HD 1 and Ten 3, SONY SIX and SONY SIX HD. For all Hindi-loving fans, Ten 3 will air Hindi commentary, while TEN HD 1 and SONY SIX channels will air English commentary. Live cricket scorecard: India vs West Indies, 2 ODI Speaking of the second ODI, the weather for today’s game does not look good. It is expected that rain could yet again make this affair a damper with thunderstorm warning all across the day followed by mild showers at night. India played 39.2 overs in the first ODI. Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahana slammed fifties en route their 142-run stand. While skipper Virat Kohli looked in good nick, the form of Yuvraj Singh continued to be a worrying factor. India may as well play Rishabh Pant in place of Yuvraj. West Indies, on the other hand, looked uninspiring in the middle with almost all the bowlers getting hit for plenty. Miguel Cummins had fire in his belly but that too faded away. Both Devendra Bishoo and Ashley Nurse, who will play a key role for West Indies, were economical but were devoid of much success. The second and third ODIs will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, on June 30 and July 2. The fifth and final ODI will be played at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More India vs West Indies 2017, Free Live Cricket Streaming Links: Watch IND vs WI, 2nd ODI online streaming on Sony LIV appeared first on Janta Shakti.
N Srinivasan attends BCCI SGM N Srinivasan did not speak to the waiting media © IANSMumbai: Ousted BCCI President N Srinivasan on Sunday attended the meeting of various state associations with the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). Srinivasan, who represented Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), walked into the BCCI headquarters here this morning at around 10.45 am and came out of the meeting by 12.30 pm. However, he did not speak to the waiting media. Former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah also attended the meeting along with Srinivasan. Former India skipper and Cricket Association of Bengal Sourav Ganguly came for the meeting in the afternoon. BCCI should come clean about Kohli-Kumble spat, says Anurag On Saturday, CoA head Vinod Rai had clarified that it was not their mandate to decided the eligibility or ineligibility of the people attending the meeting. TNCA’s Executive Committee nominated Srinivasan to be the association’s representative at the meet. Meanwhile, Anil Kumble’s resignation as chief coach may come up for discussion at the BCCI’s Special General Meeting tomorrow where the primary agenda will be ‘One State One Vote’ and the reinstatement of a five-member selection committee. The Kumble issue is not on the agenda for the SGM but it is likely to be raised by members. ”The members may ask acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and CEO Rahul Johri as to what was the situation that led to Anil Kumble stepping down from the chief coach’s post,” a state unit official told PTI. Kumble’s resignation, ‘One State One Vote’ set to take centre stage in upcoming BCCI SGM The state units on Sunday met the COA in two batches. The issues pertaining to the Lodha Committee reforms was once again discussed. It is learnt that all state units are on the same page on the ‘One State One Vote’ issue. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More N Srinivasan attends BCCI SGM appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Legendary commentator Henry Blofeld announces retirement Ex England captain’s Michael Vaughan (l) Alec Stewart look with Commentator Henry Blofeld © Getty Images (file photo)BBC’s veteran Henry Blofeld has put curtains on his 45-year-old commentary career. He will retire from his role with Test Match Special (TMS) this summer. The 77-year-old’s final assignment will be the third Test between England and West Indies at Lord’s. ‘Blowers’ as he is fondly called, wrote on his website, “All good things come to an end. After nearly fifty years in the Test Match Special commentary box, I have decided the time has come for the last of the old farts to hang up his microphone.” FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: England vs South Africa 2017, 2nd T20I at Taunton Deteriorating eyesight is a reason and he wanted to quit in own terms. BBC further quoted, “Although I am still rather keener than mustard, I find it harder work than I once did. I leave supremely confident TMS is in the safest of hands, led by the ageless Aggers [Jonathan Agnew]. I think he will come to be seen as the best.” “Listeners will now be relieved to know that their chances of being told the right name of the fielders at third man and fine leg have greatly increased. I hope some will be sad that they will now hear less about the lifestyles of pigeons, seagulls and helicopters, although I fear the general feeling will be one of huge relief.” Blofeld became a household name because of his distinct voice and for his use of the phrase “my dear old thing.” He was a fine First-Class cricketer with Cambridge University in the 1950s. His dreams of pursuing professional cricket came to an end at 17 because of an accident, where a bus knocked off his bicycle and he spent close to month in coma. After stints with print journalism in the 1960s and banking, he made his debut for TMS in 1972. In a 45-year-old career, the greatest memory that he picks up is from ‘Botham’s Ashes’. Blofeld adds: “My greatest memory? Headingley 1981, that amazing Test against Australia. Botham 149 not out, Willis eight for 43. Always good to beat Australia isn’t it?” Former English skipper Michael Vaughan tweeted, “Please please change your mind… we need ‘my dear old thing’ for a few more years.” Blofeld added, “Commentary has become much more conversational since I started. It has changed enormously. I don’t know if it’s better, I think it probably is. One of the important things about TMS is that it is company. That’s a wonderful definition. A lot of our audience are people doing housework wanting a comfortable voice. “I talk about seagulls policemen and the girl in the red dress in the grandstand, it’s all that I think which attracts people along with the cricket. I’ve been so wildly privileged to be part of TMS for so long. I shall miss it enormously and I will always feel the TMS box is my home.” He will commentate next month on the 2 Tests against South Africa and his farewell will be at Lord’s. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Legendary commentator Henry Blofeld announces retirement appeared first on Janta Shakti.
BCCI extend application deadline for head coach role till July 9 The process now has extended by 16 days © PTINew Delhi: The BCCI extended the deadline to apply for the post of Head Coach till July 9, ensuring that a broader pool is available to choose from after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post of ‘Head Coach’ for India Men’s Cricket Team. The candidates who have applied earlier need not re-apply and will be included in the final list of applicants. The last date for submission of applications is hence extended to the 9th of July, 2017,” the release stated. The release states that applicants should be available for interview in person or via video conferencing by next week which means that the coach will be appointed before the Sri Lanka series starting last week of July. BCCI to have final say on bilaterals, ICC’s Strategic Working Group The process has been now extended by 16 days, which effectively gives former Team Director Ravi Shastri a chance to throw his hat in the ring. As of now, Shastri has not made his intentions clear but sources say he will only apply if he is assured of appointment. However with former India captain Sourav Ganguly being a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), it might not be a smooth sail for Shastri. Ganguly and Shastri had an infamous fall-out during last year’s interview process when the former Team Director accused the former skipper of not being present during his interview via video conference. A livid Ganguly had then said that if Shastri was so serious about the job, he should have appeared in person rather than appearing via video conference while holidaying in Bangkok. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More BCCI extend application deadline for head coach role till July 9 appeared first on Janta Shakti.