Indian cricket team
Team India dogged by top-order worries, absence of Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah
We take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Indian team ahead of a marquee Test series: Strengths :Experienced bowlers: When one matches the bowling attacks of Australia and India, then the hosts' bowling attack having an upper hand over the visitors' can be felt, especially when it comes to playing at home.
Virat Kohli can try and be a little more aggressive against spinners: Irfan Pathan
Though Kohli has returned to form in white-ball cricket, he still hasn't got his mojo back in Test cricket, with his shortcomings against the spinners seen during the series against Bangladesh in December 2022 as well as in the home series against Sri Lanka earlier in the year.
Good form augurs well for India ahead of World Cup, but have to be careful against fatigue
In ODIs against Sri Lanka and New Zealand, India were able to register identical 3-0 sweeps, despite some situations where it felt like the match was out of their grasp, they maintained their stronghold on visiting teams in their own backyard. The batters, including captain Rohit Sharma, have been able to get big runs, while the bowlers, led by Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav, were amongst the wickets and bowled decisive spells.
Mohammed Siraj becomes the new number one bowler in ICC Men's ODI Rankings
It's a remarkable rise for Siraj, who only returned to India's ODI setup in February last year following a three-year hiatus from the format and was even named in Men's ODI Team of the Year for 2022 on Tuesday. Siraj's rise to the top is more astonishing considering that he conceded 76 runs on his ODI debut against Australia in Adelaide in January 2019.
India batter Suryakumar Yadav wins ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Year 2022 award
"If I had to pick one knock which was very special to me, was the first hundred for my country (against England in the third T20I at Nottingham) because the first hundred is always special. Hopefully, many more knocks to come," Suryakumar Yadav said on receiving the award.
3rd ODI: Gill, Rohit and bowlers power India to thumping 3-0 series win over New Zealand
With this convincing win, India rose to the top of the ICC Men's ODI Team Rankings. England, who had gained the top spot merely three days back following New Zealand's loss to India in the second ODI, are now in second position, with New Zealand slipping to the fourth spot.
Shreyas, Siraj included in the ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year
Other names in the Men's ODI team of the Year 2022 are- Travis Head (Australia), Shai Hope (West Indies), Tom Latham (New Zealand), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh), Alzarri Joseph (West Indies), Trent Boult (New Zealand), Adam Zampa (Australia).
3rd ODI: Gill, Rohit centuries; Hardik fifty power India to 385/9 against New Zealand
Gill and Rohit put on an excellent exhibition of batting by hitting sixes and boundaries all around the park, stitching a stand of 212 runs for the opening wicket. The likes of Virat Kohli (36), Ishan Kishan (17) and Suryakumar Yadav (14) got starts but couldn't convert them to big scores, otherwise, India could have scored even more.
Harmanpreet named captain of the ICC Women's ODI Team of the Year
Other players in the ICC Women's T20I team of the year 2022 are - Alyssa Healy (Australia), Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa), Nat Sciver (England), Beth Mooney (Australia), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Ayabonga Khaka (South Africa), Shabnim Ismail (South Africa).
Mohammed Shami ordered to pay monthly alimony to estranged wife
Out of the Rs 1.30 lakh, Rs 50,000 will be the personal alimony to Hasin Jahan and the remaining Rs 80,000 will be the cost of maintenance of their daughter who is staying with her. In 2018, Hasin Jahan filed a suit in the court demanding a Hasan monthly alimony of Rs 10 lakh, out of which Rs 7,00,000 will be her personal alimony and the remaining Rs 3,00,000 will be on account of the maintenance cost of their daughter.