Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained his top spot among batsmen while the injured bowler Jasprit Bumrah slipped a rung to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Monday. Kohli (928 points) is 17 points clear of Australia’s Steve Smith who scored 43 and 16 in the first Test against New Zealand which Australia won by 296 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara (791) and Ajinkya Rahane (759) held on to their fourth and sixth spots respectively. Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne continued his surge, entering the top five in the list of batsmen after scores of 143 and 50 in the Perth Test. Labuschagne, who narrowly missed joining Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas and Mudassar Nazar in scoring at least 150 in three successive Test innings, has gained three slots to occupy fifth place. He has overtaken compatriot David Warner and is the second-highest ranked Australia batsman after Steve Smith. Pakistan batsman Babar Azam reached the top 10 for the first time, moving from 13th to ninth position … [Read more...] about Kohli retains top spot among batsmen, Bumrah 6th among bowlers in ICC Test rankings
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Legendary cricketer Ricky Ponting feels it will be difficult for New Zealand to win even a single game in Australia if they continue to play in similar fashion to what they did in Perth. Australia recorded one of their biggest wins over their Trans-Tasman rivals on the fourth day of the first Test in Perth. The Kiwis were dismissed for 171 in their second innings and were beaten by 296 runs. It was just one run shy of their biggest losing margin to Australia — in terms of runs — in a match where both teams batted twice.Also Read: ‘Embrace it’ - Nathan Lyon unfazed by Kiwi Bodyline-like bouncer barrageFollowing their defeat, former Australia captain Ponting stated team’s bowling is too good for the visitors and the likes of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have the capability to ‘knock them over’.“Australia have set the tone for the series,” Ponting was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “I … [Read more...] about Australia vs New Zealand: ‘Can’t see them winning a game’ – Ricky Ponting after Kiwis’ heavy defeat in Perth
When we sat down for a chat with Aishwarya Rajesh and director Arunraja Kamaraj, Aishwarya played the role of a host, opening the session by praising her Kanaa director. “I am the host. Question ketkamaleye answer pannuven,” said Aishwarya, as she started talking about the movie. Excerpts from this fun interview: Arun, this is your debut film as a director. What made you choose a sports film, while most debutants pick up lighter subjects for their debut? Arunraja: Kanaa, too, is a light-hearted subject. When I began writing scripts, I wanted to do something that hasn’t been dealt with before. We have seen films on cricket and there are even biopics on cricketers. But when I sat down to make a film on women’s cricket, I couldn’t really find a single story that revolved around them. And that intrigued me. I discussed the idea with Sivakarthikeyan, and he jokingly asked me if I would be able to pull it off (laughs). But he encouraged me to finish the … [Read more...] about I have mass scenes in Kanaa: Aishwarya
The weekend is here but Bollywood is still in the work mode. From the biggest movie stars to popular television actors, everyone was busy promoting their work or attending important events around the city. Deepika Padukone attended the IAA World Congress 2019 in Kochi on Friday. She was dressed in olive green plaid suit as she attended the session. There, she talked about her husband and actor Ranveer Singh. “The beauty of our relationship is that we’re so different from each other but we’re very similar in our family values,” she said.Also read: Total Dhamaal movie review: Yet another Ajay Devgn atrocity. 1 starActors Kartik Aryan and Kriti Sanon were spotted in Mumbai as they promoted their film Luka Chuppi. Kartik was even spotted peeping inside a cop’s phone. Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan and her friend Amrita Arora were seen outside their gym. Kareena sported some large sunglasses and a white hoodie. Actors Anushka Sharma, … [Read more...] about Have you seen these latest pictures of Deepika Padukone, Kartik Aryan and other Bollywood stars?
Stream the Australia v New Zealand Domain Test Series Live & Ad-Break Free During Play with KAYO SPORTS. Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly> Register for SuperCoach BBL now! So, with the Big Bash League season about to get underway, here’s my side for the SuperCoach season...subject to change! BATTING USMAN KHAWAJA | SYDNEY THUNDER | 59.0 avg. in BBL|08 | $198,500 in BBL|09 Out of favour with the national selectors, but he’s destined to be in favour with SuperCoach players – especially because the Thunder play twice in Round 1. You’ve gotta have him if you want to take SuperCoach BBL seriously this season. SuperCoach BBL: Shane Warne's Top Guns Warnie knows which players he's breaking the bank for, how about you SuperCoaches? CHRIS LYNN | BRISBANE HEAT | 43.6 avg. | $173,000 A bit down on numbers last year compared to the previous years, Lynn is determined to push himself into national selection consideration … [Read more...] about SuperCoach BBL: Mike Hussey’s magic men for this BBL season ahead