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Wimbledon: Tunisia's Ons Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to enter a Grand Slam singles semis
London, July 6 (IANS) Tunisia's world No.2 tennis player Ons Jabeur rallied from a set down to defeat Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 at Wimbledon to become the first Arab or North African woman to reach a Grand Slam singles semifinal.
2022-07-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Nasser Hussain gives credit for England's resurgence to important decisions taken by Rob Key
London, July 6 (IANS) Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has attributed the resurgence of the country's Test side to the new managing director of cricket Rob Key, saying that the major decisions taken by him with regards to the appointment of New Zealander Brendon McCullum as head coach and Ben Stokes as captain are the reason behind the team's run of four successive victories.
2022-07-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Worcestershire make it official Moeen will leave club at end of this summer
London, July 6 (IANS) England all-rounder Moeen Ali will depart Worcestershire county when his contract expires at the end of this summer, the club confirmed on Wednesday.
2022-07-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gary Ballance returns to playing for Yorkshire after Azeem Rafiq racism allegations last year
London, July 5 (IANS) England batter Gary Ballance has returned to playing cricket for Yorkshire's Second XI for the first time since he acknowledged racially insulting his former county teammate Azeem Rafiq.
2022-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
David Warner's wife fumes over life-time ban on husband from taking up leadership role in Australia
Melbourne, July 5 (IANS) Australia batting stalwart David Warner's wife, Candice, has come down heavily on Cricket Australia (CA) for the "injustice" meted out to her husband in the wake of the ball tampering scandal, also called 'sandpaper-gate' in the Cape Town Test in 2018, saying the ban on his leadership role should be lifted as quickly as possible.
2022-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: Root, Bairstow are 'scarily good', says Anderson
Birmingham, July 5 (IANS) Veteran England pacer James Anderson hailed the overnight batting duo of Joe Root and James Anderson in the ongoing Edgbaston Test against India, calling them "scarily good".
2022-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: Root, Bairstow slam unbeaten centuries in England's clinical seven-wicket win
Birmingham, July 5 (IANS) Joe Root slammed his 11th Test century since 2021 while Jonny Bairstow hit his second of the rescheduled Edgbaston Test as England defeated India by seven wickets on day five of the match.
2022-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Starc declares his unavailability for this season's BBL; says want's to prioritise playing for country
Melbourne, July 3 (IANS) Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said he will not be a part of the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL), becoming the first home star cricketer to confirm his unavailability for the lucrative T20 tournament.
2022-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: No better person to take over after me than Rahul, says Ravi Shastri
Birmingham, July 3 (IANS) Former India head coach Ravi Shastri hailed his successor and former batter Rahul Dravid, saying that he is the best person to take over from him as the head coach of the national side.
2022-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: I was telling myself, don't throw bat outside off-stump; play closer to the body, says Jadeja
Birmingham, July 3 (IANS) India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja revealed that while making 104 during the first innings of the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, he was telling himself to not throw his bat outside the off-stump and play with the bat closer to the body.
2022-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pacer Matthew Potts can serve England cricket for years to come, says Hussain
Birmingham, July 2 (IANS) Former England skipper Nasser Hussain believes pace bowler Matthew Potts is an exciting Test prospect for the country and if he is carefully nurtured by stalwarts Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad, he could serve the national team for years to come.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
After losing a clutch of wickets, the only way forward was to focus on the process: Pant
Birmingham, July 2 (IANS) India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has revealed that at the time India lost wickets in a heap, it was natural for the team to come under pressure, but added that he decided to "focus on the process" and not bother too much about what the opposition was thinking.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Focused on white-ball cricket; Test return not on mind: Jos Buttler
London, July 2 (IANS) England's new limited-overs skipper Jos Buttler has said he is currently focused on white-ball cricket, adding that returning to the Test setup was not on his mind.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: Edgbaston to turn 'Blue For Bob' in fight against prostate cancer
Birmingham, July 2 (IANS) The Edgbaston Stadium on Saturday will be turning 'Blue for Bob' to raise funds and support the Bob Willis Fund in its fight against prostate cancer on day two of the rescheduled fifth Test between England and India.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: I just try to put the ball in the good area, says Potts on dismissing Kohli
Birmingham, July 2 (IANS) England's young pacer Matthew Potts on Saturday said that he always aims to put the ball in good areas on the pitch, which was one of the reasons in him fetching the prized scalp of senior India batter Virat Kohli on day one of rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Moeen reiterates desire to play Tests, says series win vs New Zealand had re-ignited his passion
London, July 1 (IANS) England all-rounder Moeen Ali has reiterated his desire to play Test cricket under new coach Brendon McCullum, saying he is motivate enough to once again be a part of the longest format of the game after watching the Ben Stokes-led side thrash New Zealand 3-0 in the recently concluded series.
2022-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
James Anderson in praise of England's calm outlook ahead of Edgbaston Test against India
Birmingham, June 30 (IANS) Veteran England pacer James Anderson was in full praise of his side's calm outlook since Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes took charge of coaching and captaining the Test side respectively.
2022-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Took some time to comprehen because it was so unexpected: Archer on Morgan's retirement
London, June 30 (IANS) England fast bowler Jofra Archer on Thursday opened up about Eoin Morgan's retirement from international cricket earlier this week, saying that it took some time for him to comprehend the "unexpected" announcement.
2022-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
If I deliver with a good performance, then it creates an impact in the match: Shardul Thakur
Birmingham, June 30 (IANS) Ahead of India's much-anticipated rescheduled fifth Test against England starting in Edgbaston from Friday, pace all-rounder Shardul Thakur spoke about his role in the set-up for the longest format of the game, saying that if he bowls well when the main bowlers are given a break, then it gives him a chance to create an impact in the match.
2022-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
England would have sent a warning to opponents around the world with their Test showing: McCullum
Leeds, June 29 (IANS) New England head coach Brendon McCullum has claimed following his team whitewashing New Zealand in the three-Test series that his boys have set "alarm bells" ringing around the world as to the kind of aggressive cricket they are going to play in future.
2022-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
No drastic changes following series loss against England, says NZC boss David White
Leeds, June 28 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White has said there will be no knee-jerk reaction following to his Test team's 0-3 drubbing at the hands of England, adding that he will take a "methodical way" to ensure that lessons are learnt from the debacle.
2022-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Buttler should be white-ball skipper and Test opener, says Vaughan
Leeds, June 28 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Jos Buttler, who has been in smashing form of late both for his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals and his country's white-ball side, should be made the limited-overs skipper and should also open in Test matches.
2022-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Practice match: India lead Leicestershire by 366 runs at stumps on Day 3
Leicester, June 26 (IANS) India were 364/7 in their second innings at stumps on Day 3, taking a lead of 366 runs against Leicestershire County Club in their practice match, here on Saturday.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: England restrict New Zealand progress with four late wickets
Leeds, June 26 (IANS) Four wickets after tea helped England restrict New Zealand's progress on the third day of the third and final Test, reducing the visitors to 168/5 in their second innings and a lead of 137 runs.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Azeem Rafiq visits Headingley for first time after explosive allegations of racism against Yorkshire
Headingley, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan-origin cricketer Azeem Rafiq, who made explosive accusations of racism against county side Yorkshire which forced them to make far-reaching changes in their club structure, was on Saturday invited to witness Day 3 of the Test action between England and New Zealand here, and the 31-year-old seemed to be enjoying his visit.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
We have a great chance of making a clean sweep of Test series vs Kiwis: Overton
Headingley, June 26 (IANS) England cricketer Jamie Overton believes the last session on Day 3 had put his side in the 'box seat' to make a clean sweep of the three-Test series against New Zealand here.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Timing of rescheduled fifth India-England Test advanced to suit subcontinent viewers
London, June 26 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has advanced the time for the rescheduled fifth Test between the hosts and India at Edgbaston from 11:00am to 10:30am in order to accommodate the subcontinent viewers.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Foakes out of Leeds Test due to Covid-19; Billings named as replacement
Leeds, June 26 (IANS) England wicketkeeper-batter Ben Foakes on Sunday has been ruled out of the ongoing third Test against New Zealand at Headingley after testing positive for Covid-19. Foakes, who was out for a duck in the first innings, did not keep wickets on day three's play on Saturday because of a stiff back, with Jonny Bairstow taking up keeping duties.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: Bairstow, Overton rescue England after Boult fireworks
Leeds, June 25 (IANS) Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton shared a scintillating unbeaten 209-run partnership to rescue England from a precarious 55/6 on the second day of the third and final Test here on Friday.
2022-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Practice match, Day 2: India lead by 82 runs at stumps, Pant shines for Leicestershire
Leicester, June 25 (IANS) India were 80-1 in their second innings at stumps on Day 2, taking a lead of 82 runs against Leicestershire County Club in their practice match, here on Friday.
2022-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Billie Eilish slams U.S. ruling at Glastonbury: 'Really, really dark day for women'
London, June 25 (IANS) Billie Eilish, who became the youngest singer ever to headline at the 50-year-old Glastonbury Festival in England, used her set to protest the US Supreme Court's decision to end the constitutional right to abortion, reports BBC News.
2022-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stokes has good body language as a leader: Nasser Hussain
London, June 24 (IANS) Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said that while it is early days in Ben Stokes' captaincy, but given the fact that the all-rounder did not have any real experience of red-ball captaincy, the 31-year old had really "impressed" in the Test series against New Zealand.
2022-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pujara credits first-class stint for return to form, looking forward to Test against England
Leicester, June 23 (IANS) India's top Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is happy with his return to form and is looking forward to doing well in the rescheduled fifth Test against England in a few days.
2022-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rohit Sharma thanks fans on completing 15 years in international cricket
Leicester, June 23 (IANS) India skipper Rohit Sharma has thanked all the people who have helped him become the player that he is today as the Mumbai batter remembered the day he made his international debut 15 years ago.
2022-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Zak Crawley has two Tests to show substance on top of his style: Nasser Hussain
Leeds, June 23 (IANS) Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels that opener Zak Crawley, who hasn't been at his scoring best in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand, has now got two matches in the next two weeks to show substance with the bat along with style.
2022-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kohli 'practicing well' ahead of rescheduled fifth Test against England
Leicester, June 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Virat Kohli is leaving no stone unturned to prepare for the upcoming rescheduled fifth Test against England at Old Trafford starting on July 1.
2022-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Hussain wants Leach to be given a few more opportunities; wants spinner to also add variations
London, June 21 (IANS) Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has said that despite the 30-year-old left-arm spinner Jack Leach going through a lean patch, he should be given a few more opportunities before new Test coach Brendon McCullum looks at alternatives like Moeen Ali.
2022-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Young pacers Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell in England squad for one-off Test vs South Africa
London, June 21 (IANS) Right-arm medium pacer Emily Arlott and young quick Lauren Bell have earned maiden Test call-ups in England's 13-member squad for the one-off red-ball clash against South Africa, starting June 27.
2022-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
High-risk strategy in England Test cricket is going to stay, indicates Stuart Broad
London, June 19 (IANS) England pace-bowling stalwart Stuart Broad believes new coach Brendon McCullum's high-risk Test strategy will earn the team more wins than losses, adding that the approach is still more inspiring than blocking out for a draw or "never having a scent of victory".
2022-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
With ever-expanding T20 leagues, players could exit national setup, concedes Aussie coach McDonald
Melbourne, June 19 (IANS) Australia team head coach Andrew McDonald has conceded that with the ever-expanding T20 cricket landscape, there will be some players who will exit the national setup and move towards franchise cricket over the next few years.
2022-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Nasser Hussain ranks Root ahead of Graham Gooch, Alastair Cook
London, June 18 (IANS) Former England captain Nasser Hussain has ranked charismatic cricketer Joe Root ahead of legends like Graham Gooch, Alastair Cook, David Gower and Kevin Pietersen, saying that the 31-year-old takes the game to "exceptional levels in difficult circumstances".
2022-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
MacGill reveals emotional trauma a year after being kidnapped by armed bandits
Melbourne, June 18 (IANS) Former Australia cricketer Stuart MacGill has revealed his life has been left "paused" by a harrowing kidnapping incident by masked bandits in April 2021, which saw him being beaten and dumped.
2022-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
England spinner Leach needs to follow Andy Murray's example, says Panesar
London, June 17 (IANS) Former England spinner Monty Panesar feels skipper Ben Stokes will give left-arm tweaker Jack Leach a few more opportunities to prove himself, and if the 30-year-old is still not able to deliver, the team management could look at Matt Parkinson to take up the veteran's place this summer.
2022-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kevin Spacey makes 1st UK court appearance for sexual assault
London, June 17 (IANS) The 'House of Cards' star Kevin Spacey has made his first appearance in a UK criminal court on charges of sexual assault.
2022-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Jonny Bairstow showed control, harnessed power in Trent Bridge knock: Boycott
London, June 16 (IANS) Former England opener Geoffrey Boycott was appreciative of middle-order batter Jonny Bairstow's brutal 92-ball 136 which powered the hosts in their chase of 299 on day five at Trent Bridge against New Zealand, saying that the right-hander showed control and harnessed his power behind the shots in the match.
2022-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
McCullum, Stokes have taken the fear of failure away from England: Hussain
Nottingham (England), June 15 (IANS) Former England captain Nasser Hussain on Wednesday hailed the captain-coach combination of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum in the side winning the second Test at Trent Bridge by five wickets, saying that McCullum and Stokes have taken the fear of failure away from the team in their new era in the longest format of the game.
2022-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Joe Root used to practice batting on one leg during pandemic phase, reveals father Matt
Nottingham, June 14 (IANS) England batting stalwart Joe Root's father, Matt, gave a rare insight into his son's dedication to become the best batter in the world, saying that during the difficult pandemic phase the 31-year-old used to "practice for an hour batting on one leg for balance", adding that as a kid he was ever ready to play with bat in hand.
2022-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Injured Jamieson available to bat for New Zealand 'if required' on Day 5 of Nottingham Test
Nottingham, June 14 (IANS) Tall New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson will be available to bat if required on the fifth and final day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge, after the 27-year-old was ruled out of Day 4 action on Monday due to lower-back injury suffered on Sunday.
2022-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trent Bridge's unique gift to Test cricket; no entry fee for final day of Eng-NZ game
Nottingham, June 14 (IANS) Trent Bridge on Tuesday set a great precedent to enhance the popularity of Test cricket by making entry free for the final day of the second Test between England and New Zealand on Tuesday.
2022-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kiwis bowled just two overs of spin in two innings; pacers took all the workload
Nottingham, June 13 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan has unearthed perhaps one of the best stat of the ongoing three-Test series between England and New Zealand, with the cricketer-turned-commentator pointing out that the tourists have bowled just two overs of spin in the last two innings -- the second innings at Lord's and the first innings at Nottingham.
2022-06-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket