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IPL 2021: Pravin Amre returns to Delhi Capitals as assistant coach – cricket

Former India batsman Pravin Amre is making a comeback to the Delhi Capitals dug out and he will be the team’s assistant coach for the upcoming two seasons, the franchise said in an official statement. Amre earlier served as the Head Talent Scout of the franchise between 2014-2019. Amre’s appointment adds more heft to a coaching staff that is led ...

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Australia coach says Warner ‘very likely’ for third test – cricket

Australia coach Justin Langer has all but confirmed David Warner will return for the third test against India and said uncapped opener Will Pucovski is available for selection after clearing concussion protocols. Regular opener Warner has been racing to be fit for the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) test starting Thursday after missing the first two matches in Adelaide and Melbourne ...

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‘Rahane took blows on the body to prepare for Australia Tests’: Coach Pravin Amre – cricket

Ajinkya Rahane, the man who has a decent track record of scoring runs in overseas Tests, is yet again under the spotlight but this time, he is getting praised for his leadership skills as well. The Mumbai batsman took over the captaincy duties after Virat Kohli headed back home on paternity leave. He had an extra burden to pull out ...

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‘Test cricket is not easy, not many of his slower balls and yorkers will be effective’: T Natarajan’s coach cautions left-arm quick ahead of third Test against Australia – cricket

The current tour of Australia has been nothing short of a dream for T Natarajan. Drafted in as a net bowler, the left-arm pacer could return to India with debuts in all three formats of the game if the management decides to field him in the XI for the third Test at Sydney in place of the injured Umesh Yadav. ...

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India vs Australia: ‘Wouldn’t be too quick to judge Steve Smith,’ Australia’s assistant coach expects former captain and Marnus Labuschagne to find form soon – cricket

Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have failed to perform to the level they are expected to so far and Australia team’s inability to hold the ground during this rough patch has further hit them. Smith has not crossed single-digit scores in four innings, getting out for 1, 0 and 8 and remaining on 1*. Labuschagne, on the other side, hasn’t ...

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‘Pucovski has pretty good track record after returning from concussions’, says assistant coach McDonald – cricket

As uncapped batsman Will Puckovski returns to the Australian squad for the remainder of the Test series against India, assistant coach Andrew McDonald is confident about youngster’s good performance if given a chance in top of the order. Puckovski was in contention to make debut as an opener for Australia in Adelaide. Unfortunately, he suffered a blow on his helmet ...

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Sri Lanka coach Arthur wants ICC to consider injury substitutions – cricket

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur wants the International Cricket Council (ICC) to introduce injury substitutions in tests as his side have been left with only six fit players for the remainder of the five-day clash with South Africa. The tourists trail South Africa by 160 runs in their second innings and although they have lost only two wickets, in reality ...

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What if you were in Ravi Shastri’s shoes? ‘None of my business’, replies Australia head coach Justin Langer – cricket

It’s none of Australia head coach Justin Langer’s business to think what India head coach Ravi Shastri must be saying to motivate his players after India recorded their lowest total ever in Test cricket a few days ago in Adelaide. The former Australia opener does ‘empathise’ with his opponents for getting bundled out for 36 in the second innings of ...

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Sri Lanka coach Arthur relishing Boucher battle in South Africa series – cricket

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur is looking forward to slugging it out with his South African counterpart Mark Boucher when the teams start a two-Test series in Pretoria on Boxing Day, hailing the former wicketkeeper for his aggressive style on the pitch. Boucher was one of Arthur’s most trusted senior players when the latter coached the Proteas between 2005 and ...

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Raj Kumar Sharma, Virat Kohli’s childhood cricket mentor, appointed Delhi coach – cricket

The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Sunday appointed Raj Kumar Sharma, Virat Kohli’s childhood coach, as the head coach of the Delhi state senior team for the upcoming 2020-21 domestic season starting with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20. Sharma is a former first-class player and will be assisted by Gursharan Singh, who has played one Test and one ...

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