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Left Arm Spinner Shahbaz Nadeem Called Up To India’s Test Squad For Test Match Against South Africa

Shahbaz Nadeem would made his test debut in the final test against South Africa in Ranchi. He was handed his debut on Saturday. He was called to join India’s Test squad on the eve of third and final test match with South Africa.

Who is Shahbaz Nadeem?

He’s a 30-year old left arm spinner and a consistent performer in the domestic cricket as well as India A tours. But he has been on the periphery of a call-up for the for the past few seasons despite being a performer.

Shahbaz Nadeem plays domestic cricket for Jharkhand and the good thing is that he’ll make his test debut in JSCA Stadium that is his home ground. His name was doing rounds for selection in Indian team since 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season.

Achievements of Shahbaz Nadeem

  • He picked up 51 wickets in 2015-16 Ranji Trophy
  • He was part of the India A team for West Indies tour
  • He topped the list of wicket-takers during West Indies tour
  • He took 15 scalps including 10 in the first game

In addition to the above-mentioned achievements Shahbaz Nadeem took 8-wickets … Read the rest

BCCI To Elect Sourav Ganguly President In Mumbai AGM On October 23

Sourav Ganguly is set to become BCCI president after the Committee of Administrators ends its 33-month rule post Lodha Committee reforms. His name cropped up in an informal meeting of all the affiliated units of the BCCI. The officials met to finalized names of their new-office bearers.

Bio-Data of Sourav Ganguly

  • Senior cricket player
  • Successful captain of Indian cricket team
  • Coach-mentor of the team
  • Media personality
  • Chairman of the BCCI technical committee

The BCCI officials are of the opinion that Sourav Ganguly would bring vast cricket experience he has. Also, the team would be benefitted from his experience as a coach and mentor. Presently Ganguly is the front runner for the post of president.

Who are the other officials of BCCI?

Consensus was made on making Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah new secretary; Arun Dhumal, the younger brother of MoS Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur the treasure. Monday is the last day to file nomination for new BCCI committee.

When would BCCI hold AGM?

The BCCI officials want to end the 33-month rule of Committee of Administrators by having the … Read the rest

Joshua King Shatters Spain’s Dream Of Qualifying For 2020 With His Penalty Kick

Spain missed the opportunity to qualify for Euro 2020 when it couldn’t save a crucial match with Norway. It was 1-1 draw in Oslo. The three-time champions Spain was relying much on this match because it was the only hope for qualifying for Euro 2020.

Highlights of the match

  • Joshua King’s 94th minute penalty equaled the match with 1-1
  • Spain’s aggressive football was visible in the first half of the match
  • The home goalkeeper Rune Jarstein kept Mikel Oyarzabal’s ball out

Factors that affect Spain’s opportunities for Euro 2020

1. Romania failed to beat the Faroe Islands but it lost the match with 3-0 score. If it could, Spain would have qualified for Euro 2020.

2. In another match, Sweden thrashed Malta 4-0. If it would have otherwise, Spain would have benefitted from the match.

What’s next for Spain?

Spain has to defeat Sweden in Solna on Tuesday. It is very crucial match for Spain because losing the game would akin to losing the opportunity to qualify for Euro 2020. Spain has two matches in spare in addition to the Tuesday match.

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Mary Kom With 8th Medal Becomes The Most Successful Boxer At The Worlds

MC Mary Kom had a great day at the ongoing Women’s Worlds in Ulan Ude, Russia, when she became the most successful boxer in the history of the World Championships – both men and women.

Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kon wins 8th medal at the Worlds

The 36-year old Mary Kom won her 8th WC medal by defeating the Rio Olympics bronze medalist, Columbia’s Valencia Victoria. She won in a 51kg category quarterfinal bout by a unanimous 5-0 verdict and became the only boxer to secure eight medals at the Worlds

Mary Kom’s medal tally at the Words

The heavyweight legend has six gold medals and a silver at the Worlds. The only boxer matching her standard is Cuba’s Felix Savon. The second most successful boxer at women’s Worlds is Ireland’s Katie Taylor. She has six medals – five gold and one bronze.

For record, May Kom’s earlier won medals in pinweight (46kg) and light-flyweight (48kg) category. The 51kg heavyweight is the new introduced division and for this reason the first medal of Mary Kom. Here it is necessary to mention that 51kg heavyweight … Read the rest

Mayank Agarwal And Cheteshwar Pujara Polled In 100-Runs After Early Dismissal Of Rohit Sharma In 2nd Test Day 1 Match

The opening-day of 2nd Test between India and South Africa saw early dismissal of Rohit Sharma but Mayank Agarwal and CheteshwarPujara put India in a dominant position by putting in 100-runs together. South Africa also made a change in bowling order. It brought spinners at both the ends.

Highlights of the match

  • Playing at 37, CheteshwarPujara went ahead for a big one into the mid-wicket stands. He took a lose ball by SenuranMuthuswany to hit a six.
  • Captain Faf du Plessis brought Anrich Nortje to test the strength of Mayank Agarwal in facing bouncers. But Mayank hit back-to-back boundaries and put Indian score over 100-runs.
  • Anrich Nortje and Keshav Maharaj brought South Africa back to game with a couple of tight overs but this success was short-lived as soon as Pujara pick up a boundary and took India past the 90-run mark.
  • Anrich Nortje tried hard to break the 2nd wicket partnership of Indian batsmen. He wanted to take advantage of Mayank’s weakness against short-pitched balls.
  • Mayank Agarwal made his 4th half-century in Test Cricket. This Karnataka batsman proved cricket after taking lead from Rohit Sharma. Early dismissal of Rohit
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India vs South Africa Women ODI Cricket: Mithali Raj Says High Score Necessary To Popularize Women Cricket In India

Indian cricket team of women suffered a blow just before the first One Day International (ODI) against South Africa. A key player of the team was retired hurt and ruled out of the series. But the good thing is that the Indian skipper is in high spirits to popularize women’s cricket in India.

Press briefing of Indian skipper Mithali Raj

Captain of Indian women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj, predicted that the ODI series with South Africa would be “very competitive.” She further stressed her point that the women’s cricket matches had to be high scoring in order to popularize women’s cricket. She was addressing the press ahead of the first ODI in Vadodara.

Smriti Mandhana retired hurt

A fracture in her right toe made Smriti Mandhana unfit for playing the series. She was ruled out of the entire series but a final call on her ouster would be taken only after an assessment by physios in NCA. She needs an MRI but that is possible only after the swelling is controlled.

Head coach Woorkeri Raman speak for Smriti Mandhana

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