Three members of England’s World Cup-winning women’s cricket team have been named among the five Wisden cricketers of the year, with only two women ever having made the list before. Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole and Nat Sciver all starred in England’s triumphant World Cup on home soil last night. Shrubsole has also become the first women on the cover of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack which had previously only named England’s Charlie Taylor in 2009 and Charlotte Edwards in 2014 in its five cricketers of the year. Essex seam bowler Jamie Porter, who helped his county to a first Championship in 25 years, and West Indies’ scorer of twin hundreds at Headingley Shai Hope make up the top five. India batsman Virat Kohli was named leading cricketer in the world for a second straight year, becoming just the second player to do so after Virender Sehwag in 2008 and 2009. Mithali Raj, captain of India’s women’s team, took the leading women’s … [Read more...] about England women dominate Wisden’s cricketers of the year list while India’s Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj scoop top prizes
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Ravi Shastri has revealed that there is a lot of mutual respect between former skipper MS Dhoni and present leader Virat Kohli when the duo play together for the national team. Shastri has also added that he has seen a lot of himself in the young Kohli as they’re both pretty aggressive. Everyone knew that it was only a matter of time till U -19 World Cup winning captain Virat Kohli would step into the shoes of MS Dhoni, the 2011 ICC World Cup winning leader. The transition has been effortless for Kohli as he led the team to some impressive ODI and Test series wins against the likes of Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh over the last year. Dhoni has withdrawn to a role somewhat similar to that of an advisor, at least in the limited-overs version - to someone that Kohli can look up to in tough circumstances. India’s chief coach Ravi Shastri claimed this was the secret to the duo’s successful chemistry. After Shastri received the 'Maharashtracha Abhiman' … [Read more...] about Ravi Shastri : There is a lot of mutual respect between Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni
MUMBAI: India's chief coach Ravi Shastri feels that Virat Kohli 's aggressive approach is a something he can relate to as he too had a similar mindset during his playing days. "I do (see a lot of myself in Virat). Our mindsets are pretty similar, we are pretty aggressive, and we like to compete. And when someone has a mindset and the work ethic like Virat's, it is bound to rub off on the other players of the team, and that's is why India is having a great run at the moment," Shastri said after receiving the 'Maharashtracha Abhiman' award during the 'Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards 2018' here. Shastri also spoke about what makes Mahendra Singh Dhoni the legend that he is. "MS is a legend and he can remain unfazed in any situation. Whether he gets out for zero or scores a hundred, whether he wins the World Cup with a six, he is the same. There is a lot of mutual respect that Virat and Dhoni share. Their relation is fantastic and whatever you read in the media might not be … [Read more...] about I see a lot of me in Virat Kohli: Ravi Shastri
KOLKATA: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly hailed Virat Kohli’s captaincy and batting prowess and said that he had no doubt in his mind that the Indian team do well in Test series in England and Australia later this year. “Virat struggled in England (in 2014) and in less than six months’ time he scored four hundreds in four Tests in Australia. I’ve not seen any Indian batsman play so well in Australia,” said Ganguly, who along with Virat, launched a book — ‘Eleven Gods & A Billion Indians’ — by cricket historian Boria Majumdar at a city hotel on Saturday. “Sachin (Tendulkar), Rahul (Dravid), VVS (Laxman) and I — we all got hundreds in Australia, have but what Virat did in those four Tests was something I’ve not seen for a long time. That actually, transformed him,” Ganguly added. Lauding Virat for ability to balance the captaincy and batting responsibilities, Ganguly said: “There is a … [Read more...] about Haven’t seen any Indian play better than Virat Kohli in Australia: Sourav Ganguly
A statistical comparison between Babar Azam and Virat Kohli to determine who the better T20 batsman is. Feature 03 Apr 2018, 20:56 IST The India vs Pakistan angleThere is no bigger sporting rivalry in the world than the intense competition between Pakistan and India in cricket. Both sets of fans are very passionate about the game of cricket and always love a debate.Fans were recently locked in a heated argument over which T20 league was better, the Pakistan Super League or the Indian Premier League. However, it is very hard to compare the leagues themselves, since they are so different.Yet, when it comes to comparing individual players, this can easily be done by providing reasonable arguments supported by concrete statistics and insightful analysis.A new debateThe current battleground between Pakistan and India fans has come over who the better T20 player is: Babar Azam or Virat Kohli. Both players have obtained cult status in their respective countries and have … [Read more...] about Is Babar Azam really a better T20 batsman than Virat Kohli?