India T20 Squad for Zimbabwe Series Announced- Abhishek Sharma, Nitish Reddy, Riyan Parag and Tushar Deshpande receive maiden T20 call up

India have announced a 15 member squad for the upcoming T20 internationals against Zimbabwe starting July 6.

The team will be captained by Shubman Gill. The likes of Abhishek Sharma, Nitish Reddy, Riyan Parag and Tushar Deshpande receive maiden T20 call up following their impressive performance in the recently concluded IPL Continue reading “India T20 Squad for Zimbabwe Series Announced- Abhishek Sharma, Nitish Reddy, Riyan Parag and Tushar Deshpande receive maiden T20 call up”

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Super 8 Group 1 Kingstown Match Report 2024

Litton Das solid innings of 54 went in vain as Afghanistan reached their maiden semi final of the T20 World Cup by beating Bangladesh by 8 runs in the rain affected game on Tuesday.

After choosing to bat first, Afghanistan openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran got their side off to a steady start. The pair added 59 runs for the opening stand before the latter perished to Rishad Hossain for 18.

Mustafizur Rahman then dismissed Azmatullah Omarzai for 10. The rest of the Afghanistan batters failed to get any momentum as they finished at 115/5 in their 20 overs.

Chasing 116, Fazalhaq Farooqi trapped Tanzid Hasan for a duck.

Das struck an unbeaten 54 , but wickets fell regularly as Bangladesh were reduced to 80/7. Naveen-ul-Haq then took wickets of Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman off consecutive deliveries in the penultimate over, to guide Afghan to a thrilling 8 run win. With this victory, Australia have been eliminated from the World Cup.

Afghanistan will now square off against South Africa in the first semi-final in Trinidad on Thursday, while India will be facing England in the second one.

India vs Australia Super 8 Group 1 St Lucia Match Report 2024

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma scored a magnificent 92 as India booked their spot in the semifinals by beating Australia by 24 runs in the Super 8 fixture at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia on Monday.

After being asked to bat first, Virat Kohli’s lean run with the bat continued as he perished to Josh Hazlewood for a duck.

Rohit Sharma took on the Australian bowlers by smashing them to all parts of the group. He smashed a 41 ball-92 before perishing to Mitchell Starc.

Some useful contributions down the order from Suryakumar Yadav (31), Shivam Dube (28), and Hardik Pandya (27 ) helped The Men in Blue reached a mammoth score of 205/5 in their 20 overs.

Chasing 206, Australia started shakily by losing David Warner (6) early to Arshdeep Singh. The pair of Travs Head and Mitchell Marsh stitched together a 81 run stand for the second wicket before the latter fell to a stupendous one handed catch by Axar Patel off Kuldeep Yadav for 37.

Kuldeep then claimed his second wicket of the game by claiming Maxwell for 20. However regular wickets halted Australia’s momentum as the ended up with 181/7, thereby falling 24 run short of the target.

Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/27, while Kuldeep bagged 2 wickets.

India 205 for 5 (Rohit 92, Hazlewood 1-14) beat Australia 181 for 7 (Head 76, Arshdeep 3-37, Kuldeep 2-24) by 24 runs

West Indies vs South Africa Group 2 Super 8 Antigua Match Report 2024

Tabraiz Shamsi bagged figures of 3/27 as South Africa booked their spot in their semi finals by knocking over West Indies by 3 wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua on Monday. Continue reading “West Indies vs South Africa Group 2 Super 8 Antigua Match Report 2024”

Australia vs Afghanistan Group 1 Super 8 Kingstown June 23 Match Report 2024

Gulbadin Naib claimed figures of 4/20 as Afghanistan stunned Australia by 21 runs in the Super 8 fixture at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown, St Vincent on Sunday. Continue reading “Australia vs Afghanistan Group 1 Super 8 Kingstown June 23 Match Report 2024”