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ENG v IND, 5th Test: Bumrah a very thoughtful individual; understands the game very well, says Dravid

India head coach Rahul Dravid has heaped praise on newly-appointed Test skipper Jasprit Bumrah, saying that the pacer is a very thoughtful individual who understands the game very well. On the eve of the rescheduled fifth Test, Bumrah was named as India's skipper after regular captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out due to Covid-19.

Every single quarter will be crucial in Hockey Women's World Cup: Forward Vandana Katariya

Veteran India forward Vandana Katariya has emphasised the need to be vigilant in "every single quarter" of a game when her side begins its campaign in the Hockey Women's World Cup Spain and Netherlands 2022 against England in Pool B on July 3.

All-rounder Krunal Pandya signs up with Warwickshire for Royal London One-Day Cup

County club Warwickshire on Friday announced that they have signed India all-rounder Krunal Pandya for the upcoming season of Royal London One-Day Cup.

Missed 90m mark, but happy I came up with my best throw ever: Neeraj Chopra

India's ace javelin thrower and 2020 Olympic Games gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has revealed that while he missed the 90-metre mark in the Stockholm Diamond League 2022 in Sweden on Thursday, the fact that it was his best throw ever gave him a really nice feeling.

Bumrah can be a long-term captaincy option provided he can manage the pressures: Jayawardene

Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene feels Jasprit Bumrah can be looked at as a long-term option for India captaincy, provided he is able to manage the pressures on and off the field and "prioritise things that you need to do in a year".

Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews tests Covid-positive; Fernando comes in as replacement

Sri Lanka star cricketer Angelo Mathews has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the third day's play of the opening Test against Australia at the Galle International Stadium here on Friday.

Trend is changing to see bowlers as potential captains, says Sri Lanka great Jayawardene

Sri Lanka cricket stalwart Mahela Jayawardene feels that of late the trend is changing to see bowlers as potential captains of their sides, especially after fast bowler Pat Cummins was named skipper of the Australia Test side ahead of the Ashes series.

Nadal makes it past Berankis to secure place in third round at Wimbledon

Spanish stalwart and two-time champion Rafael Nadal made it to the third round defeating Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 after three hours and two minutes in a late evening Wimbledon match.

Stand collapses in heavy rain at Galle Stadium

The roof on a makeshift grandstand at Galle International Stadium has collapsed due to heavy rain, delaying the start of second day's play between Sri Lanka and Australia.

AIFF suspends individual after India U-17 women's football team alleges misconduct charges

An event of misconduct has been reported with the U-17 women's football team currently on an exposure tour to Europe, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement on Thursday.

Two players and three members of support staff of Indian men's hockey team test positive for Covid-19

Two players and three members of the support staff of the Indian men's hockey team, currently preparing for the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Bengaluru have tested positive for Covid-19, Hockey India confirmed in a statement on Thursday.

Wimbledon 2022: Andy Murray crashes out in second-round, loses to USA's John Isner

Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray crashed out of the Wimbledon 2022 after losing 4-6, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-3), 4-6 to USA's No.20 seed John Isner in the second-round here on Wednesday.

KL Rahul 'healing and recovering well' following a successful surgery

India opener KL Rahul on Wednesday informed that he underwent successful surgery and is now "headling and recovering well".

Babar Azam overtakes Kohli for most number of days as No. 1 in ICC T20I rankings

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is now officially the top-ranked T20 batter in the world for the longest period of time, surpassing Virat Kohli's tenure, after he maintained his spot at the head of proceedings in the latest ICC T20 batting rankings released on Wednesday.

With Umran's pace, it's difficult for people to hit: Hardik on giving him final over

With Ireland needing 17 runs off the final over against India to chase down 226, young speedster Umran Malik was handed the responsibility to get the visitors over the finish line. Despite conceding a no ball and two back-to-back boundaries, Malik held his nerve by conceding two singles and a bye to give India a narrow four-run victory and win the series 2-0.

Chennaiyin FC rope in Iranian defender Hakhamaneshi

Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday signed tall Iranian defender Vafa Hakhamaneshi for the upcoming season.

Live in the present, play the situation better: Hooda on mindset while making 104

All-rounder Deepak Hooda, who smacked a 57-ball 104 in India's narrow four-run win over Ireland at Malahide, revealed that living in the present and playing the situation better was his mindset on the way to becoming just the fourth batter from the country to score a century in men's T20I cricket.

Emotional moment, says hockey stalwart Sushila Chanu as she gears up for maiden World Cup match

Hockey stalwart Sushila Chanu is happy that she will finally make her maiden World Cup appearance on July 3 when India take on England in their first Pool B match here.

Tendulkar, Buttler lead tributes to Morgan on his international retirement

Cricketers past and present took to social media to pay glowing tributes to former England white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan who announced his international retirement on Tuesday, with Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulating the World Cup-winning captain on a wonderful career.

Hockey Olympian Varinder Singh passes away

Hockey Olympian Varinder Singh passed away at Jalandhar in the early hours on Tuesday morning.

Virat, Pant or Bumrah: With question mark over Rohit's availability, India stare at captaincy puzzle

With a question mark hanging over skipper Rohit Sharma's availability for the rescheduled fifth Test against England starting at Edgbaston on July 1 as the charismatic batter continues his recovery from Covid-19, India have a captaincy puzzle to contend with ahead of high-stakes contest.

West Indies complete formalities; whitewash Bangladesh in two-Test series

West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite and opener John Campbell completed the formalities, scoring the required 13 runs for victory on the fourth day of the match to make a clean sweep of the two-Test series against Bangladesh at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium here.

F1 continues to push 'net-zero carbon' by 2030

Formula 1 has announced an ambitious plan to have a 'net-zero carbon' footprint by 2030.

Just to play for India is itself a very big thing for Umran Malik: Hardik Pandya

Before the start of India's first T20I against Ireland in Malahide, there was great buzz and excitement on social media over tearaway Jammu pacer Umran Malik receiving his international cap from senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Ruturaj had a calf niggle; a player's health is more important: Hardik Pandya

When India came out on the field to chase 109 in the first T20I against Ireland at Malahide, Ruturaj Gaikwad didn't come out to open the innings. Instead, eyebrows were raised when Deepak Hooda opened alongside Ishan Kishan. 

India hockey team set to fine-tune skills for CWG at month-long camp in Bengaluru

India hockey stalwarts such as goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, Krishan Pathak, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar and Amit Rohidas are among 31 players included in the Commonwealth Games camp, which began on Monday and will conclude on July 23 when the team leaves for Birmingham for the quadrennial showpiece.

Mayank Agarwal all set to join Indian team ahead of Edgbaston Test

Opening batter Mayank Agarwal on Monday is all set to join the Indian team ahead of the upcoming Edgbaston Test against England, scheduled to start from July 1.

DCBA to stage Delhi Zonal Badminton Championship from July 2-4

The Delhi Capital Badminton Association (DCBA) will organise Delhi Zonal Badminton Championship 2022 across eleven zones of the city from July 2 to July 4.

India U-17 women's football team goes down to Mexico in Torneo tournament

The India U-17 women's team suffered a 0-2 defeat against Mexico U-17 in their last match of the sixth Torneo Female Football Tournament in Vilesse, Italy.

Great to start the series with a win: Hardik Pandya

India captain for the limited-overs series against Ireland Hardik Pandya has said that holding back tearaway bowler Umran Malik and giving him just one over in the opening T20I here was discussed with the pacer, and hoped the 22-year-old gets an opportunity to bowl more in the series.

SL spinner Vandersay rewarded with Test spot after exploits in ODI series vs Australia

Following his impressive performance in the One-day International series, 32-year-old leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay has been named in Sri Lanka's 18-member squad for the two-Test series against Australia beginning in Galle on June 29.

Ranji Trophy Final: Patidar makes 122 as MP move to 529/9; extend lead to 155 runs against Mumbai

Rajat Patidar continued his fine run in 2021/22 Ranji Trophy with a fantastic 122 as Madhya Pradesh stretched its first-innings lead over Mumbai to 155 and be at 529/9 in 176 overs before rain forced tea to be taken early on day four of the final at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.

India U-17 girls go down to Chile 1-3

The India U-17 women's team suffered a 1-3 loss to Chile U-17 in a friendly game at the Aquileia, Italy.

Ranji Trophy Final: Patidar cracks unbeaten 120 as MP take first-innings lead against Mumbai

Rajat Patidar on Saturday continued from where he had left on day three, slamming the third century of Madhya Pradesh's first innings in the Ranji Trophy final against Mumbai at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Zimbabwe set to host last leg of T20 World Cup qualifiers

Zimbabwe is all set to host the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier B between July 11 and 17, which will see eight teams in the race for the final two ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 berths in Australia later this year.

India all-rounder Washington Sundar signs up with county side Lancashire

County side Lancashire on Wednesday announced that they have signed up India all-rounder Washington Sundar as their overseas player. Washington, who has been missing in action due to hand injury sustained while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022, is set to join the team after his rehab at National Cricket Academy (NCA) gets over.

Ranji Trophy Final: MP fight back in second session with three wickets as Mumbai make 201/4

After the first session of the opening day of Ranji Trophy final went to Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh bounced back in the second session by picking three wickets to reduce the 41-time champions to 201/4 in 64 overs at tea. For Mumbai, Yashasvi Jaiswal made a fine 78 before falling to Anubhav Agarwal.

India all-rounder Rumeli Dhar announces retirement from all formats of the game

India's pace all-rounder Rumeli Dhar on Wednesday announced her retirement from all formats of the game, ending a career where she starred with crucial match-winning contributions for the national side, including being their captain, for 15 years since her debut against England in 2003.

High Jumper Tejaswin Shankar moves Delhi HC against CWG squad exclusion

Tejaswin Shankar, India's high jump national record holder, has approached the Delhi High Court following his exclusion from the 2022 Commonwealth Games squad.

American tennis player Sebastian Korda pulls out of Wimbledon

American tennis player Sebastian Korda has pulled out of Wimbledon, scheduled to commence on June 27, as he is dealing with "terrible shin splints" and "beaten up feet".

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