Two teenage cricketers dead in Bangladesh lightning strike

Two promising teenage cricketers were killed by lightning in Bangladesh Thursday, officials said, as the death toll during the annual monsoon season rose to at least 350. The boys, named by officials as Mohammad Nadim and Mizanur Rahman, were playing football after rain halted their cricket training at a stadium in Gazipur outside the capital Dhaka when they were hit by lightning.

Joe Root underrated in white ball game, says Eoin Morgan

Joe Root will return to England’s ODI team for the opening clash of the three-match series against Australia at Old Trafford on Friday with a ringing endorsement from his skipper Eoin Morgan. Test captain Root was left out of the T20 series which England won 2-1, but will be back in his familiar number three slot for the 50-over world champions.

Virat Kohli best ODI batsman currently: Steve Smith

Australian run-machine Steve Smith has rated his great Indian rival Virat Kohli as the best ODI batsman in world cricket currently. When a fan asked the 31-year-old Australian to name the best ODI batsman during an Instagram session, Smith had no hesitation in taking Kohli’s name.

JSCA to create bio bubble for hosting T20 league

The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) is all set to create a bio bubble for the Jharkhand T20 league, slated to start from September 15 at the JSCA International Stadium. A first of its kind in the country, the league will consist of six teams from the four zones in the state.

Hanuma Vihari trains for Australia series with coach Sridhar for company

At a time when his India teammates are gearing up for the glitzy IPL more than 2500 miles away from Hyderabad, Hanuma Vihari has his eyes trained on something more challenging — the marquee tour of Australia. With the COVID-19 related restrictions preventing full-fledged training, Vihari is doing his own net sessions with the help of none other than Indian team’s fielding coach, R Sridhar.