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Asian Games 2023: Men’s 10m Air Rifle team breaks world record to win first gold medal for India

Aishwary registered 631.6 points. Diyyansh scored 629.6 points for the team. Rudrankksh finished in the third spot in qualification 631.6 points for India. All the three shooters also qualified for the top eight in the 10m Air Rifle event.

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Asian Games 2023: Men’s 10m Air Rifle team breaks world record to win first gold medal for India

India’s Men’s 10m Air Rifle team has broken the World Record to win the first gold medal for India in the Asian Games 2023. The team consists of Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil shattered the world record and clinched India’s first gold medal of the games.

In the individual qualification round the three of them shot a total of 1893.7 points. They broke the world record set by China earlier that year at the Baku World championship. South Korea finished in the second spot with 1890.1 points. China came in third with a total score of 1888.2.

Aishwary registered 631.6 points. Diyyansh scored 629.6 points for the team. Rudrankksh finished in the third spot in qualification 631.6 points for India. All the three shooters also qualified for the top eight in the 10m Air Rifle event. India finished at the top position winning a gold medal in the team event.

According to the Asian Games rules only two participants from each nation can qualify for the final. This is the main reason Aishwary and Rudrankksh went to the finals and Divyansh missed out. The first series saw a slip up from the Indian shooters with Divyansh and Rudrankksh reaching 104.8 points each, while Aishwary scored 104.1. But they quickly regained their position.

They improved their sores in the following series. By the sixth series the team had broken the world record. They scored a total of 1893.7 points. This victory is very important for India as it is India’s first gold medal at the Asian Games 2023. It has set the standard for India’s performance at the games.

India has wrapped up the first day with a total of five medals. India’s medal tally includes two bronze medals and three silver medals. The 10m air rifle team featuring Ramita Jindal, Meghuli Ghosh and Ashi Chouksey won India’s first medal at Hangzhou 2023, a silver medal in shooting.  

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Mohammed Shami nominated for ICC player of month for November

With 24 wickets from just seven innings, he emerged as the 2023 Cricket World Cup’s top wicket-taker overall.

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Along with Australia’s batting prodigy Travis Head and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, India’s Mohammed Shami, who finished the recently concluded ICC World Cup as the tournament’s top wicket-taker, has been nominated for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award for November 2023.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) released a statement saying, two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 champions and an Indian fast-bowling veteran have made the shortlist for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award for November 2023.

November saw Shami continuing on his incredible World Cup performance. At an economy rate of 5.68 and an average of 12.06, he claimed 15 wickets. With 24 wickets from just seven innings, he emerged as the 2023 Cricket World Cup’s top wicket-taker overall. One of his best performances this month was a breathtaking 5/18 at Wankhede versus Sri Lanka. When Shami came at the conclusion of the first Powerplay, Sri Lanka was already struggling in a 358-run chase. He batted through their middle and lower order in his five overs.

At Eden Gardens, a concentrated 2/18 led to South Africa’s destruction. But against New Zealand in the semi-final, the quick bowler was outstanding.

After an extended injury absence from work, Australia’s batting sensation Head made his comeback to the team at the end of October with a magnificent century against New Zealand. He carried on his strong form into November.

He amassed 220 runs at an incredible average of 44 in five One-Day Internationals in November, including a half-century and a century. His performances in the semi-final and final of the Cricket World Cup were noteworthy; he was voted Player of the Match and was instrumental in Australia’s sixth title.

In contrast, in his three ODI matches last month, Australia’s top all-around player Maxwell amassed 204 runs at an average of 204 and a strike rate of 152.23. He also claimed two wickets. During the series against India, he scored a remarkable 116 runs with an astounding strike rate of 207.14 in two Twenty20 Internationals.

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Watch: Indian cricketers arrive in Durban for upcoming multi format series against South Africa

A three match T20 International series will be played between the two teams which is starting on Sunday. The One Day international series will start from December 17. The two match test series is going to begin on December 26. The first test match will be held at Centurion and the second test match will be held at Cape Town on January 3.

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The Indian team received a warm welcome as they arrived in Durban for the upcoming multi format series against South Africa. The first T20I between the two teams will be played on Sunday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India took to X(formerly Twitter) and shared a video of the Indian team . In the video the Indian players are seen being greeted by the hotel employees when they arrived at the Durban airport.

The video features the Indian team including Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikawad, Suryakumar Yadav, head coach Rahul Dravid and Mohammad Siraj. A three match T20 International series will be played between the two teams which is starting on Sunday. The One Day international series will start from December 17. The two match test series is going to begin on December 26. The first test match will be held at Centurion and the second test match will be held at Cape Town on January 3.

The Indian team has not won a test series in South Africa, as a result the Indian fans will be anticipating this red ball leg of the series.  Indian team for Test matches: Rohit Sharma(C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin,Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna.

Indian team for T20I:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar.

Indian team for ODIs:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharshan, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C and wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar.  

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ICC unveils new logo for upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in West Indies/USA

The emblem combines a bat, ball and energy to represent the fundamental aspects of T20 cricket creatively. The T20 lettering has gone dynamic changes, forming a swinging bat enclosed within a lively ball. The visual depiction emphasizes the intensity in each ball bowled which shows how a single bat swing can impact a game.

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The International Cricket Council has unveiled a new logo for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup on Thursday. The logo’s distinctive pattern pays tribute to the palm trees of the West Indies and the stripes of the USA for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 where 20 teams will compete against each other in over 55 matches in June 2024.

The ICC issued a statement on thursday that the pinnacle of international T20 cricket just got a vibrant makeover as the new visual identity for the ICC T20 World Cup was unvieled. This global sporting event known for its fast paced action and electrifying moments will now be represented by a dynamic brand identity that captures the essence of the game’s relentless energy.

The emblem combines a bat, ball and energy to represent the fundamental aspects of T20 cricket creatively. The T20 lettering has gone dynamic changes, forming a swinging bat enclosed within a lively ball. The visual depiction emphasizes the intensity in each ball bowled which shows how a single bat swing can impact a game.

The strike graphic within the ball reflects the distinctive atmosphere and vibrant energy of International T20 World Cup matches, featuring a zig- zag pattern which suggests increasing excitement and heart pounding moments, similar to a lightning strike. The logo is created from three things that define T20 cricket – bat, ball and energy!

The brand identity will incorporate textures and patterns inspired by the host country for each World Cup edition. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is going to take place next year from September to October in Bangladesh. ICC General Manager – Marketing and Communications, Claire Furlong said the ICC men’s T20 World Cup promises to deliver an electrifying and edge of your seat experience to cricket fans all over the world. He said the ICC hoped the new visual identity reflects that vision and energy.

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