NEW DELHI: The Renault Kiger is out on the roads and it not only faces massive competition in the segment but also from Triber , which has retailed close to 67,000 units since its launch in 2019. The Kiger has become the buzz of the town, especially because of its price point, but it will have to prove worthy of all the hype going around. The trend of a 5-seater extending into a 7-seater is lately very common. Hector to Hector Plus, Harrier to Safari, Creta to upcoming Alcazar and a few more in the pipeline will support that. Triber-Kiger phenomenon, on the other hand, is unique largely due to their price point of under-Rs 10 lakh and under-4-metre dimensions. TOI Auto closely looks at all the aspects that set the Kiger and the Triber apart and also what is common between them to help you decide which one suits you best. This comparison gives you a gist of which one actually offers the ‘value for money’ quotient more. Price and variants India is a highly ... » Learn More about Kiger vs Triber: Renault downscales to jump into new segment
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Melbourne: Star Australia spinner Nathan Lyon is baffled by all the hullabaloo over the Motera pitch, saying "everyone seems to start crying" when the ball starts spinning but no one speaks out when teams are bundled out for low scores on seaming tracks. The Motera track received a lot of flak from some quarters, including former skippers Michael Vaughan , Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook , after England were bowled out for 112 and 81 during their 10-wicket loss in the third Test against India on Thursday. However, Lyon gave a thumbs up to the curator. IND vs ENG | Motera likely to escape ICC 'Red Eye' as final Test pitch promises to be batting beauty "We play on seaming wickets around the world and get bowled out for 47, 60. Nobody ever says a thing (about the pitch). But as soon as it starts spinning, everyone in the world seems to start crying about it," Lyon was quoted as saying by ' The West Australian '. "I don't get it. I'm all for it, it was ... » Learn More about IND vs ENG: Nathan Lyon slams critics for ‘crying’ over Motera pitch
The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) board on Monday (March 1) announced that the final T20 international of the five-match series between New Zealand and Australia has been shifted to Wellington from Bay Oval in Auckland and it will now be going ahead behind closed doors. The final T20 international of the three-match series between New Zealand women (White Ferns) and England women will also be played in Wellington behind closed doors. “The final Black Caps v Australia and White Ferns v England T20 double-header, scheduled for the Bay Oval on Sunday March 7, will now be played on the same date and time at Sky Stadium in Wellington. The change has been forced on NZC because of logistical complications arising from the transfer of this Friday’s second double-header from Auckland to Wellington,” the NZC said in an official statement. “The current Alert Level 2 protocols in Wellington mean all three double-headers – on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, will be played behind closed ... » Learn More about NZ vs Australia: Final T20 shifted to Wellington due to COVID-19 lockdown, to be played behind closed doors
Rory Burns has been reprimanded by the England team management over his response to female cricketer Alex Hartley on Twitter. Shortly after the conclusion of the pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad, which wrapped up inside two days, Hartley joked about the men's team dismal show. However, her joke didn't go well with Burns as he sent out a tweet expressing his disappointment, but deleted it later. The England opener in his tweet wrote: "Very disappointing attitude considering all the ‘boys’ do to support the women’s game.” As per a report in ESPNCricinfo , the team management had a word with Burns and reprimanded him for the response. Hartley had also responded back to Burns and clarified that she didn't mean to offend anyone and expressed her love towards the traditional format of the game. Apart from Burns, Samit Patel, who has featured for England in six Tests, and Ben Duckett also voiced similar opinions and lashed out at Hartley for her sarcastic reaction. On a ... » Learn More about IND vs ENG: Rory Burns reprimanded for his response to female cricketer Alex Hartley after pink-ball Test defeat
New Delhi: The Motera track may have received a lot of flak after the pink ball Test ended inside two days but it is unlikely to attract any severe sanctions from the game's governing body ICC with the pitch for the final game set to be a batting beauty. With India 2-1 up in the four-Test series and needing a draw to qualify for the World Test Championship final at Lord's from June 18-22, another turner is currently out of question as the home team will be aiming to take minimal risks as far as the track is concerned. "Expect a good hard surface which will be firm and even bounce. It will be a batting beauty and since its a traditional red ball match, one can expect a very high scoring contest here from March 4-8," a senior BCCI official privy to the developments told PTI on conditions of anonymity. Also the BCCI bigwigs along with the team management understands the fact that another dust bowl won't augur well for the new venue which is expected to host a lot of important ... » Learn More about IND vs ENG: Motera likely to escape ICC ‘Red Eye’ as final Test pitch promises to be batting beauty
After losing in under two days, England captain Joe Root felt that had his team done better in the first innings after a good start, the outcome could have been different. “We are bitterly disappointed, I feel we have missed an opportunity, more so in the first innings,” said Root. “The position we found ourselves in, at 74 for two, in hindsight, if we would have got 200, that would have been a very good score on that wicket and the game would have looked completely different. We have got to get better and we are going to keep looking to find a way of scoring runs on surfaces like this.” The English skipper also cited the struggles of India’s batsmen — who are used to such conditions — to buttress his point on the difficulty of run-making. When put on the spot about whether the pitch was fit for Test cricket, Root deflected the question, saying, “I think that this surface, it’s a very challenging one, is a very difficult one to play on. It is not for players to decide whether ... » Learn More about India vs England | Bitterly disappointed: Root
After completing a comprehensive 10-wicket win over England in the pink-ball Test, which completed inside two days, India skipper Virat Kohli defended the pitch and asserted that it was below par batting from both the sides, which led to the contest getting over in such a short time. "To be honest, I don't think the quality of batting was up to standards. We were 100 for 3 and bowled out for less than 150. It was just that the odd ball turning, and it was a good wicket to bat in the first innings," Kohli said during the post-match ceremony of the third Test. READ | Female cricketer Alexandra Hartley trolls England after pink-ball Test defeat, Rory Burns hits back However, Kohli's comments didn't go well former England skipper Alastair Cook as he took potshots at it. Questioning Kohli's assessment, the former England cricketer in an interaction with Channel 4 said, "Virat Kohli came out and defended the wicket almost as if it's a BCCI thing -- it cannot possibly be the ... » Learn More about ‘As if it’s a BCCI thing’: Alastair Cook questions Virat Kohli’s assessment of Motera pitch
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Sanjay Kumar Singh suggests key factors investors need to keep an eye on while choosing the direct investment route. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Rediff.com Retail participation in direct equities rose at a rapid pace last year. This is evident from the rise in the number of new demat accounts that were opened -- a record 6.8 million between April and October 2020. Non-institutional participation in the cash segment of the market, which serves as a proxy for retail participation, also went up between March and November 2020, from an average of around Rs 22,500 crore (Rs 225 billion) to Rs 35,000 crore (Rs 350 billion). Those choosing the direct investment route, however, need to bear in mind that beating professional fund managers or even the leading benchmark indices over the long term, is not an easy feat to pull off. Key factors investors need to keep an eye on Earnings revival: After a gap of many years, corporate earnings estimates for the next ... » Learn More about Planning to invest directly in equities? Read this!
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