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IND vs AFG, Asia Cup 2022: After conceding 19 runs off the last over, which was bowled by Dinesh Karthik, Team India registered a 101-run victory over Afghanistan, in their last Asia Cup Super 4 match on Thursday, at Dubai International Stadium. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a five-wicket haul, while Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, and Arshdeep Singh took one wicket each to bundle Afghanistan at 111/8. Earlier, Virat Kohli brought up his first century after 2019 and smashed 122* runs off 61 balls while Rishabh Pant scored 20* off 16, to take India’s score to 212/2. Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi won the…

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Former batter Ross Taylor says he experienced racism during his career in New Zealand cricket. Taylor, 38, who has Samoan heritage and retired in April, has outlined his experiences in a new book. The former Black Caps captain said teammates had to “put up” with comments about their ethnicity often passed off as “dressing-room banter.” New Zealand Cricket said it was “deeply concerned he’s been exposed to this type of behavior”. Taylor’s claims come after a number of racism scandals in English and Scottish cricket. Last year former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq told MPs that English cricket was “institutionally” racist, while last month an independent…

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Australian cricketer Chris Lynn has officially turned his back on the Big Bash League, signing on for the inaugural International League T20 in the United Arab Emirates. On Monday, Emirates Cricket announced that 54 international cricketers had agreed to participate in the newly-developed T20 league, which makes its debut in January 2023. Lynn, one of the sport’s most destructive short-format batters, was the only Australian featured on a list headlined by Ashes winner Moeen Ali and West Indies veteran Andre Russell. The 2023 ILT20 will have 34 matches, with all the teams playing each other twice before four playoffs fixtures…

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Mumbai: The owners of Mumbai Indians, Reliance Industries Limited on Wednesday unveiled the name and brand identity of its franchises for the UAE’s International League T20 and Cricket South Africa T20 League. The two franchises will be known as the MI Emirates and MI Cape Town, the corporate house said in a press release. While MI Emirates will be a part of the UAE’s International League T20, MI Cape Town will feature in the Cricket South Africa T20 League. Nita M. Ambani, Director of Reliance Industries, said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome ‘MI Emirates’ & ‘MI Cape Town’,…

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With the cricketing schedule getting more hectic by the day, players have to spend long stints away from family, especially in the age of COVID-19 and bio-bubbles. Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kumar Kartikeya Singh on Wednesday shared a picture with his mother and wrote a moving caption. “Met my family and Mumma after 9 years 3 months. Unable to express my feelings,” Kartikeya wrote as the caption on Twitter. Kartikeya Singh played for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022. In four matches, he scored 3 runs and took 5 wickets. The spinner was also a part of Madhya Pradesh’s Ranji Trophy-winning team this season. In…

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The Asia Cup 2022 will commence on 27 August in UAE with the final set to be played on September 11. The schedule for the 15th edition of the Asia Cup has been announced with the tournament set to begin on August 27, with the hosts Sri Lanka taking on Afghanistan in the tournament opener. India and Pakistan will renew their rivalry a day later in Dubai.  Schedule: All matches will start at 6 PM Gulf Standard Time Group A: India v Pakistan: 28 August, DubaiIndia v Qualifier:  31 August, DubaiPakistan v Qulaifier: 2 September, Sharjah Group B: Sri Lanka…

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IND vs WI 3rd T20 highlights: Rohit Sharma gave India a quick start but then retired hurt in the second over after seemingly pulling a muscle in his waist or side. However that, and Shreyas Iyer’s struggles didn’t matter at all as Suryakumar Yadav came out swinging. He smashed 76 runs off 44 balls and almost single-handedly took the match away from the West Indies. India now leads the five-match series 2-1 after three games.

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IND vs WI, 2nd T20I Highlights: Chasing a target of 139, West Indies almost faltered, but eventually held their nerves to register a 5-wicket win over India. With the win, the 5-match series is now level at 1-1. Brandon King hit a 52-ball 68 to set up West Indies’ chase, while Devon Thomas remained unbeaten on 31 off 19 balls. With West Indies needing 10 off the last over, Thomas hit a six off a free hit and followed it up with a boundary to wrap things up for the hosts in a match that was delayed due to logistical issues.…

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Australia Test captain Pat Cummins has tied the knot with his fiancee Becky Boston. Cummins posted a photo on Instagram and captioned the post as: “Just Married.” As soon as Cummins posted the photo on Instagram, teammate David Warner was the first to congratulate, saying: “Congrats mate.” Cummins’ IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders also congratulated the newlywed couple. The couple, also have a nine-month-old kid named Albie together. Cummins was last seen in action in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, which ended on level terms (1-1). In the series, the Australia skipper took two wickets and scored 47 runs. Previously, in the…

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Former Australian men’s coach Justin Langer will reportedly join Channel 7’s commentary team for the upcoming home summer of cricket. The 51-year-old stood down as national coach in February after Cricket Australia offered the former Test batter a pitiful six-month contract extension. Langer’s contract was slated to expire in June, but the writing was on the wall following a breakdown in his relationship with senior players, who had become worn down by his overbearing style and intense attitude. Watch South Africa’s Tour of England. Every ODI & T20 Live & On-Demand on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >…

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