Buttler's scintillating knock of 124 off 64 balls and captain Sanju Samson's 48, powered Royals to a mammoth 220/3 in 20 overs. Buttler - whose bat had been mostly silent in the tournament so far - played one of his finest knocks in the shortest format. The explosive right-handed batsman pummelled 11 fours and eight sixes in his knock. Along with Samson, he strung a record partnership of 150 runs for the second wicket and the duo played some exquisite shots during their stay into the middle. Buttler, initially, batted with caution as he notched up his fifty off 39 deliveries. But the swashbuckler unleashed his beast mode later on and took every bowler on remand and scored at his will. It was Buttler's incredible hittings that helped the Royals post their highest total of the season. IPL 2021, RR vs SRH Match Report: Centurion Buttler powers Royals to 55-run victory over Sunrisers In response, Sunrisers - who are now being led by Kane Williamson - had a solid start as … [Read more...] about IPL 2021, RR vs SRH: Full List of Award Winners, Man of The Match, Post Match Presentation Highlights
Days before NASCAR celebrates its past, the sport looked to its future. Amid smoke and lights, the Next Gen cars for Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota roared into the public’s view for the first time , a few days before the Cup Series convenes at Darlington Raceway for its throwback weekend . A sport with roots to moonshiners racing the law, seeks to show that innovative spirit more than 70 years later. And do it with a car unlike any other in NASCAR’s history. “Simply put, this car will make our sport healthier and stronger,” NASCAR President Steve Phelps said as he stood before each of the three models Wednesday. But it won’t just be a car that impacts NASCAR’s future. It will be a mindset. The sport needs to be aggressive in how it positions itself, following a trend it has taken in the last year that included banning the Confederate flag , shaking up the schedule and pointing toward a future with a hybrid engine. The car plays a role. It provides a … [Read more...] about Friday 5: NASCAR’s future rides on more than Next Gen car
For a dozen laps near the end of last Sunday’s race in Kansas, it appeared Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ross Chastain , hovering around the top five, would create a new best moment for his 2021 season. It’d perhaps surpass his most memorable moment to date — an attempt at viral marketing that didn’t occur on the racing surface — but swept away in a bevy of cautions and restarts, a highlight result failed to materialize. He finished 14th. To casual observers, Chastain’s been invisible for the majority of his first full season in playoff-caliber Cup Series equipment, but that might not be an indictment on his driving ability. Similarly, Kurt Busch fell below the playoff cutoff following a nondescript 15th-place Kansas finish with no stage points, piloting equipment from the same source. The current Ganassi lineup consists of an aging former champion (Busch) and an unproven Cup driver who came at a relative pittance (Chastain). How they were built around for the 2021 season suggests … [Read more...] about Analysis: Strengths present, not always utilized by Ganassi teams
STANDBY FOR TEST SQUAD by Kritika Naidu • Last updated on Share Tweet The 2019-20 season of the Ranji Trophy is when Arzan Nagwaswalla came into his own, validating all the hype around him, with 41 wickets © Cricbuzz Arzan Rohinton Nagwaswalla was already a hero in Nargol, a small village located in the Indian state of Gujarat, just around the Maharashtra border. Having represented Gujarat at the Under-16s, Under-19s and Under-23 level, he is the pride of Valsad district. On Friday (May 7), Valsad and the Nagswaswalla family added another feather to their cap after Arzan was picked as one of the four standby players for the upcoming WTC final against New Zealand and the Tests in England. The Surat-born left-arm pacer's climb to prominence has come on the back of his brilliance across formats in the last two years. "I was his district coach when he played Under-19 and Under 23," Santosh Desai, the Gujarat selector and now … [Read more...] about Who is Arzan Nagwaswalla?
Nagaswalla is a left-arm pacer who plays for Gujarat and has represented the state on U-16, U-19 and U-22 sides. The 23-year-old has so far played 16 first-class matches so far and picked up 62 wickets and averaged a healthy 22.53. In 20 List A matches, the medium-pacer has picked up 39 wickets and averaged 21.76. He has also played 15 T20s for Gujarat and scalped 21 wickets. Apparently, he is the only Parsi cricketer currently playing at the first-class level in India. He's the first Parsi to make it to the Indian Men's team since 1975 after Farokh Engineer. While the former Indian women's team captain Diana Edulji - who played her last game in 1993 - was the last Parsi to play for India. India squad for WTC final and England tour announced He made his first-class debut against Baroda in 2018 and got just a wicket. While his List A debut was against Rajasthan, in the same year, in which he picked up a couple of wickets. He, however, made his T20 debut in 2019 in the … [Read more...] about Arzan Nagaswalla: All you need to know about Gujarat pacer picked as standby bowler in India Test squad