Mar 19, 2022

Cup Dreams

India can win the women’s World Cup. We have a good batting line­up and our bowlers should stick to bowling stump­to­stump, not giving the batters opportunities, says former India captain and head coach Sudha Shah.

Briefing

Food For Thought

Dark chocolate, a good addition for athletes

If you are an athlete, forget the bitter taste of dark chocolate and start eating it for the various health benefits it will give you.

Last Word

It’s not always about winning

When sport is not fun, it loses something essential, something that makes it unique, something that is not just business or politics or indeed medal-winning.

Gennext

Gen Next: A defeat that spurred Payas Jain

A naturally attacking player, Payas Jain’s strengths are his power-packed strokes on both flanks.

On The Write Line

Using IPL money for benefit of domestic players

The BCCI could have got a huge amount for the first-class players from the IPL mega auction that concluded recently. All they had to do was to put a limit of, say, ₹1 crore for every uncapped player and anything that the franchises bid over and above that would go to the BCCI, which could then disburse it to the domestic men and women players.

Archives

ISL Round-up: Hyderabad FC makes semifinal; Jhingan's sexist jibe; fans return for final

From the historic run of the Nizams to the welcome of fans in the stadium for the final, here are the top 10 talking points from the last fortnight in the Indian Super League.

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Marnus Labuschagne — Scaling new heights

Labuschagne talks us through how he prepares for a big contest, how he deconstructs bowling strategies ahead of and during a series, his battles with Ravichandran Ashwin, and more.

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Bartholomew Ogbeche — Four different teams, same consistent scoring

Ogbeche is currently playing for Hyderabad FC — his fourth club in as many seasons. The 37-year-old has been central to Hyderabad’s fortunes in attack and has 17 goals from as many games.

Women's Cricket

Sudha Shah: India can bring the cup home, befitting gift for Jhulan-Mithali

Women’s cricket has come a long way from its formative years and India is now a team to reckon with. The cricketing world now acknowledges India as a champion side but the Cup has eluded us, writes Sudha Shah.

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World of Cricket: Richa Ghosh shows promise, Harmanpreet finds form

Indian women’s cricket team avoided a whitewash against New Zealand by winning fifth and final ODI in Queenstown. And among the gains from the series was Richa Ghosh and Harmanpreet Kaur’s form.

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Few old men, many new stars in a Dabang season

Dabang Delhi beat Patna Pirates in a thriller to win its maiden Pro Kabaddi League title. Many superstars failed to shine but the season also saw the emergence of a new crop of superstars.

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Women’s World Cup: Stars to watch out for

Sportstar takes a look at top-10 players who could create a buzz in this year’s tournament

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European Leagues roundup: Bielsa sacked after Tottenham thrashing; Man City restores six-point lead

The image of Ukraine international Oleksandr Zinchenko bursting into tears after being visibly moved by the support from Manchester City and Everton fans at Goodison Park is the most powerful takeaway from this gameweek.

Statsman

Statsman: Rohit Sharma tops against Windies

Rohit Sharma tops the chart for scoring most number of runs against the West Indies in T20I cricket

Athletics

Nisar Ahmad, once hailed as India’s Usain Bolt, ready to sparkle again after setbacks

Sprinter Nisar Ahmad is training with vigour at the Chhatrasal Stadium in north Delhi and is eager to scorch the tracks as he once did.