Indian women's hockey team's ACT campaign ends due to COVID case in squad
The Indian women's hockey team was on Thursday forced out of the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy after one of its players tested positive for COVID-19, joining Malaysia which was also compelled to withdraw after being hit by the dreaded virus here.
We couldn't have had two white-ball captains: Sourav Ganguly
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said that once Virat Kohli refused to continue as India's T20 captain, the selectors made up their mind to hand the ODI reins to Rohit Sharma as the national team couldn't afford "too much leadership" with two separate captains in the limited-overs format.
Quality that Virat has as batter and leader is required in our team: Rohit Sharma
A batter of Virat Kohli's calibre and the qualities that he brings along with his leadership skills are very much required in the team, said India's new white ball captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit, who was already appointed T20 International captain, has also replaced Kohli as ODI captain.
Mandhana ideal choice as Mithali Raj's successor: Rangaswamy
Smriti Mandhana is the ideal candidate to lead India after ODI and Test skipper Mithali Raj retires following the conclusion of the Women's World Cup in New Zealand next year, said former captain Shantha Rangaswamy. Harmanpreet Kaur has been the T20 captain since 2016 but her inconsistent run as a batter doesn't make her an automatic choice to replace Mithali in the longer formats.
2017 WC drastically changed things for women cricket in India: Raut
The 2017 ICC Women's World Cup held in England changed things drastically for women's cricket in India, says veteran batter Punam Raut, who played a crucial knock of 85 runs in the final match of that tournament.
Australia's ton-up Head quickly rewards selectors' faith
Under pressure to justify his spot in Australia's middle order, Travis Head wasted no time repaying selectors' faith as he stormed to the third-fastest century in Ashes history to put the hosts in command of the first Test on Thursday.
'Pinching myself': Head century puts Aus in command of 1st Test
Travis Head blasted the third-fastest century in Ashes history to crush England hopes on the second day of the opening Test at the Gabba on Thursday. At the close of play, a dominant Australia were 343-7, a lead of 196 on England's dismal first-innings total of 147.
Pele will be home from hospital before Christmas, says daughter
Pele was hospitalised for a scheduled procedure as part of his treatment for a colon tumor and the Brazilian football great will be home in time to spend Christmas with his family, his daughter Kely Nascimento said.
Ashes: Rapid-fire Head ton puts Australia in firm command
Travis Head blasted a rapid-fire century to crush England hopes on the second day of the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba on Thursday. At the close of play Australia were 343-7, a lead of 196 on England's dismal first-innings total of 147.