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Asian Games 2023: India wins silver in women’s 10m air Rifle, Ramita bags individual bronze

All three Indian women shooters were in the zone on Sunday, despite coming in second place to China in the team category.

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As Indian shooters made a great start to their Asian Games campaign on Sunday, the seasoned trio of Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal, and Ashi Chouksey’s won the women’s team silver and Ramita also won an individual bronze in the 10m air rifle event. The Indian trio placed second with a cumulative score of 1,886.0, trailing only the hosts China, who broke the Asian record with a score of 1,896.6. Ramita, the junior world champion, shot 230.1 in the final eight shooters to take the individual bronze in her event.

With a score of 252.7, Huang Yuting broke the Games record and helped China win both the gold and silver medals in the competition. With 251.3 points, Han Jiayu came in second place.

Before she fell behind due to a dismal 9.9 on the 13th stroke, Ramita, 19, was vying for a silver medal. With a score of 208.43, Mehuli, the other Indian to go to the eight-shooter final, came in fourth.

All three Indian women shooters were in the zone on Sunday, despite coming in second place to China in the team category.

Mehuli placed fourth with a score of 630.8 points, while Ramita came in second with a qualifying score of 631.9. The third Indian, Ashi, managed to finish 28th in the qualification round with a little off-target score of 623.3.

However, the trio’s combined performance was strong enough to earn them silver and boost the spirits of the Indian team, which is expecting to improve on their medal total from the last Games in Jakarta and Palembang, where they won nine medals.

The cumulative scores of a nation’s shooters during the qualification round determine the team medals in shooting.

Han Jiayu, Huang Yuting, and Wang Zhilin, China’s three shooters, all performed flawlessly to win the team gold and break the previous Games record.

In third place with a total score of 1880.0 was Mongolia.

All three Indian competitors performed admirably in the qualification round, with Ramita posting steady marks of 104.3, 106.7, 105.2, 104.3, 105.4, and 106.0 in the six series to earn a score of 631.9, placing her second to Han Jiyan of China, who shattered the 10m air rifle Games qualification record and Asian record with an astounding 634.1.

Mehuli had good luck as well, qualifying for the individual final with a score of 630.8 and earning scores of 104.6, 105.7, 104.6, 105.1, 104.9, and 105.9. She came in fifth place and advanced to the finals.

The third Indian shooter, Ashi, came in 28th place with a qualifying round score of 623.3, however, she was unable to advance to the final.

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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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