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Asia Cup 2022: BCCI announces Indian squad, Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel not available due to injuries

This edition of Asia Cup is being played in the 20-over format and only two venues have been finalized for the 16 days tournament.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Indian Squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. Skipper Rohit Sharma will be leading team India while Vice Captain KL Rahul will mark his comeback with this mega commencing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from August 27 onwards.

Team India will begin its campaign at the Asia Cup 2022 in with a heavyweight clash against their arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28. While Pakistan thrashed Indian batters and bowlers when they last played against each other in the ICC T20 World Cup, this time Men in Blue would look forward to avenge the defeat. With ICC T20 World Cup 2022 approaching, both the teams would want to stamp their authority.  

However, Indian fans also have a reason to be upset. The Indian star bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of this tournament due to his back injury. The Indian pacer has been sent to rehab at the NCA camp Bengaluru.

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But the good news is that not only vice-captain KL Rahul will make a comeback but also former skipper Virat Kohli will also comeback for the Asia Cup 2022. However, Harshal Patel is also ruled out due to his injuries.

Indian Squad for Asia Cup 2022: 

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (Wicket keeper), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan.

Indian Backups for Asia Cup 2022:

Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel.

Indian Schedule for Asia Cup 2022:

The Men in Blue will begin its Asia Cup campaign on August 28 against Pakistan. Then they will next play the Qualifying team match on August 31. The 5 teams qualifying for this tournament are India, Bangladesh, Sir Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

For the unversed, the 6th team will be decided after the qualifier which will be played between UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The Super4 stage matches will be played from September 3 and the Asia Cup 2022 final will be played on September 11.

Venue of Asia Cup 2022:

This edition of Asia Cup is being played in the 20-over format and only two venues have been finalized for the 16 days tournament. The initial matches will be played at Sharjah and qualifiers and final will be played in Dubai. For those who don’t know, India is the most successful team of this tournament with most titles (7), followed by Sri Lanka with 5 wins.

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Premier League: Week 9 saw two big derbies as Gabriel Jesus and Erling Haaland continue their scoring spell, Liverpool still struggle

Manchester City dominated the game and saw the two, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, the prodigal son of Pep Guardiola, score a hattrick each.

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Matchday 9 of the Premier League was a riveting experience for the fans as the fixture saw 2 deciding derby matches between the English League giants. The week 9 fixture saw a derby clash between Arteta’s Arsenal and Conte’s Tottenham hotspurs, Jurgen Klaup’s Liverpool lock horns with Brighton, Marco Silva ‘s Fulham clash against Newcastle, Ward-Prowse and company fight against Frank Lampard’s Everton.

Viera’s Crystal Palace also clashed with Graham Potter’s Chelsea, Scott Parker’s Bournemouth vs Brentford, David Moyes’s West ham vs Bruno Lage’s Wolves. Week 9 also saw the clash of the giants in the derby between Pep’s Manchester City and Ten-Hag’s Manchester United. Leeds United also went head to head with Steven Gerrard Aston Villa.

The first derby of the week between league leaders Arsenal and Tottenham started the match week off on a captivating note as Arsenal went on to swift past Tottenham with a 3-1 victory as Arsenal’s Thomas Partey drew first blood at the 20th minute which was followed by New signee, Gabriel Jesus’s 49th-minute goal, and Swiss Granit Xhaka registering themselves in the scoresheet in the 49th and 67th minutes respectively.

Captain Harry Kane was able to come back with an answer to Arsenal’s first goal, however, the dream of a comeback came to an end after Emerson Royal received a red card in the 62nd minute. Whereas, Liverpool struggled to contain Brighton’s Leandro Trossard as they ended up tying 3-3 tie against Brighton. Newcastle was able to swiftly drift past Fulham in their clash as the game resulted in a 4-1 win for the Magpies.

Frank Lampard’s Everton was able to come up as winners in their clash with Southampton as Connor Coady and Dwight McNeil announced themselves on the scoresheet after Southampton drew first blood with Joe Aribo. Crystal Palace faced the blue giants Chelsea and struggled to contain blues as Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang balanced the playing fields as Conor Gallhagar came up with a 90th-minute winner. Bournemouth and Brentford came to an inconclusive end as they both tied nil-nil.

David Moyes’s West Ham was able to dominate in their fixture against Wolves as the Hammers scored two with the help of Gianluca Scamacca and Jarrod Bowen and seize a 2-0 victory against Wolves. Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa and Jesse Marsch’s Leads United had a stale ending as the game concluded with a 0-0 tie.

The most anticipated fixture of week 9 of the Premier League was the derby clash between Manchester City and Manchester United. As expected by many, Manchester City dominated the game and saw the two, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, the prodigal son of Pep Guardiola, score a hattrick each. Manchester tried to fight back but could get 3 consolation goals by their new Signee, Antony, and old Anthony Martial resulting in 6-3 wind for Man City. Leicester City will be locking horns with Nottingham Forest tomorrow at the home of Leicester.

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Virat Kohli, batting on 49 off 28, asks Dinesh Karthik to keep strike for last 2 balls, Tweeple praise former skipper’s selfless act | WATCH

Despite David Miller’s thrilling century and Quinton De Kock’s half-century, South Africa fell short of 16 runs and was left behind to level the three-match T20I series.

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There was a standout moment during the second T20I between India and South Africa on Sunday at the Barsapara Stadium when former team India skipper Virat Kohli decided to keep the team interest above his personal milestone.

With this, Kohli once again proved that he is a team man and keeps the national interest above his personal milestones.

During the last over of India’s innings, Kohli was just one-run short of his half-century and fans were eagerly awaiting to celebrate the moment but he put the team first and told Dinesh Karthik to finish the job.

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After 16-runs win over South Africa in a high-scoring game, the BCCI shared the video of the moment on Twitter, leaving fans in awe. Kohli’s gesture earned him a lot of praise as he missed a record-extending half-century.

In the video tweeted by BCCI, Dinesh Karthik, team India’s designated finisher, can be seen asking Virat Kohli if he wanted to strike to complete another half-century but the former skipper was quick to turn him away, asking him to perform the designated finisher’s role.

Karthik was on strike in the final of the first inning while Kohli was at the non-striker’s end with 49 off 28.

Taking strike, Karthik missed the first ball of the final over but found the boundary off the next delivery. Followed by a dot and a wide, he hit a six.

After hitting six on the 4th ball of the final over, he walked over to Kohli and asked him to play the last two deliveries as he needed just one run for his century.

Karthik went on to hit a stylish six over extra cover and then the two ran one bye as India made 237/3.

Despite some poor bowling effort from the bowlers, Team India was able to register 16 run win over South Africa in a run-fest T20I in Guwahati. Apart from Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul, skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also contributed with the bat.

Despite David Miller’s thrilling century and Quinton De Kock’s half-century, South Africa fell short of 16 runs and was left behind to level the three-match T20I series.

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Garba with Chris Gayle: Universe Boss’ Garba moves in Gujarat Giants’ Navratri celebrations goes viral

Besides, Gayle and Sehwag, Parthiv Patel, Kevin O’Brien, Graeme Swann, Richard Levi and Ajantha Mendis are also part of Gujarat Giants squad in the ongoing Legends League Cricket.

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The cricketers, who are generally seen in cricketing gears on the field, are being seen performing Garba in the traditional outfit during Navratri celebrations in Gujarat.

Legendary West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle celebrated Navratri with Gujarat Giants teammates in Jodhpur, where their team, Gujarat Giants, will play the eliminator match of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) at the Barkatullah Khan Stadium on Monday.

A video of his Garba moves with lady dancers in traditional Gujarati outfits is doing rounds on social media.

In the video, the Universe Boss, dressed in a traditional outfit, can be seen performing Garba dance with lady Garba dancers on Gujarati music beat in Jodhpur.

Gujarat Giants head coach Venkatesh Pradesh, captain Virendra Sehwag and Universe Boss Chris Gayle among the others celebrated Navratri in Jodhpur.

Besides, Gayle and Sehwag, Parthiv Patel, Kevin O’Brien, Graeme Swann, Richard Levi and Ajantha Mendis are also part of Gujarat Giants squad in the ongoing Legends League Cricket. The team is in Gujarat’s Jodhpur district now.

The Sehwag-led side has qualified for the playoffs and looking for another win in the eliminator match on Monday.

While playing for Gujarat Giants against Irfan Pathan’s Bhilwara Kings, Gayle has scored 15 and 68 respectively.

Only the top three teams qualify for the playoffs. In the Qualifier on Sunday, the Capitals will lock horns against Bhilwara Kings for a place in the final.

While on Monday, the loser of the Qualifier will play against the Giants in the Eliminator contest. Both the matches will be played in Jodhpur.

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