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Mission Twenty20

India may not have the squad that ticks all the boxes but history has shown that the team can spring surprises, be it in 1983 or in 2007. A lot will depend on men on the wrong side of the 30s — Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and R. Ashwin — and about how they want to shape their individual legacies while blending it with the team’s cause.


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T20 World Cup, Group 2: All eyes on fast bowlers as India, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh brace up for pacy, bouncy Australia

All four teams in Group B have packed their squad with fast bowlers for the T20 World Cup in Australia. Death bowling remains India’s achilles heel, w
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T20 World Cup, Group 1: Australia the team to beat at home

Australia has had an excellent run in T20Is this year, and will be the team to beat at home. Bigger outfields and pacier pitches will make life a tad
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T20 World Cup: Can India spring a surprise to end title drought?

India may not be a squad that ticks all the boxes but history has shown that the side can spring surprises.
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T20 World Cup: Trivia, records, stats, unique feats, and more

Who scored the first century in T20 cricket? And who has served as captain the most times in T20 World Cups? Here are some numbers from the shortest f
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T20 World Cup: How match-ups and smart tactics make the difference between victory and defeat

Strategic punts on each ball can have a decisive impact on the course of a T20 game. Captains and teams that master the art can win tournaments.
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T20 World Cup: A brief look at first-round venues - Kardinia Park, Geelong, and Bellerive Oval, Hobart

The first round of the T20 World Cup begins on Sunday, October 16. A brief look at Kardinia Park, Geelong, and Bellerive Oval, Hobart - the two venues

Fitnesswise: Strength training in swimming pool full of benefits

Workouts in the swimming pool can revolutionise fitness sessions, helping athletes build their athleticism to reach peak levels of fitness.

Sunil Gavaskar column: Hospitality, transport, food, merchandise, and more - how cricket drives the economy

Whenever there is a game of cricket in the country, one can see numerous employment opportunities opening up.

World of cricket: Shafali Verma youngest to 1,000 T20I runs; Babar, Rizwan on song in New Zealand

In the Asia Cup game against Bangladesh, Shafali Verma became the youngest batter in women’s cricket - at 18 years, 253 days - to complete 1,000 T20I
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Nick Hornby, fandom, and sporting obsessions

Nick Hornby followed Arsenal with the sort of passion, indeed obsession that passionate obsessives understand but those outside the charmed circle of

Analysis: Verstappen clinches F1 title amid confusion, joins elite club

After his 12th win of the season, Max Verstappen had an unassailable 113-point lead over his nearest rival Sergio Perez and 114 over Charles Leclerc a

European Leagues: Ronaldo scores his 700th goal, Arsenal regains top spot in Premier League

It was an exciting week of football across Europe’s top-five leagues. From Cristiano Ronaldo’s landmark 700th club goal to Borussia Dortmund’s late eq
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PKL 2022-23 preview: Revamped teams, new young players, and battle-hardened veterans to spice up new season

Rejigged teams with fresh strategies will provide a new flavour to the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League. The endurance of the league’s ageing wa
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ISL 2022-23: Five youngsters to watch out for

The ninth season of the Indian Super League begins on October 7. Here are five young players to watch out for.