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Lockdown could affect rhythm despite gaining strength physically – Mohammed Shami

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MOHAMMED SHAMI INDIAN CRICKETER:-

Indian Pacer Mohammed Shami said that The COVID-19 lockdown is a dual effect on players though it helped the players to gain strength and heal the body however it also ruined the rhythm of the players due to lockdown break.

In an interview with PTI the Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami said that he enjoys an “advantage” over other Indian players who are living in big cities, he said that he constantly trained inside his sprawling ancestral home in Sahaspur, which is having a mini-cricket ground with all kind of facility for net practice.

Shami added “There are two different ways to look at it. The Indian team always has a packed schedule and it was a good break because of the pandemic which allowed a tired body to heal,”

Indian pacer added”While on one side, you gain physically and keep your body in good shape, become fitter and stronger with a lot of training but not playing the sport means that at the same time the rhythm is not there. Obviously, it’s something where you will find the difference. So there are pros and cons and its about managing your body,”

Shami said when BCCI starts a camp, he will have an advantage over the other players.

obviously I will have an advantage as I have been training quite regularly. This is different from an injury-induced break. I have been in good rhythm, and luckily, I don’t feel any stiffness while bowling full tilt.

“This is a phase when you always know that you are there and it’s a matter of time to get that rhythm back. It bolsters your confidence.”

“Did you try with an old ball at the nets? “No, I haven’t,” said the Indian fast sensation.

He further added”If you don’t get proper conditions, you can’t try bowling with the old ball. I will tell you why…,”

He further explained”In the nets, the old ball that you use is the one that’s kept in a box for a few days, it will behave differently from a ball that’s getting old after continuous use in a match situation. Because a ball that gets old in a match situation is maintained throughout the course of the innings,”

shami added “It has got a lot to do with the condition of the leather”

“The old ball that you suddenly bring out for practice will have a softer feel of the leather and that creates a difference. So, if you are looking at answers, you will only get it in match simulation.

“So my next target during training is to start with a new ball and try to maintain it without saliva and then figure out how it behaves when it gets old.

“I will have to bowl with it and after maybe 20 overs when the batsman has faced it, then you get an idea how the ball behaves,”

“Yes, its a conditioned reflex, so obviously I am forgetting at times but luckily stopping before I apply it on the ball,”

he added”So it’s a good thing that whenever I am training, I become very conscious and say, ‘no, I can’t use saliva’. The discipline is slowly coming,”

“People are asking me this question, but honestly, I have no answer. Because it’s a habit and a theory we have all believed and practiced since our starting years. So, once we start trying, we will know better.”

While workload management is an important aspect, after a six-month break, no player would be thinking about anything else but game time.

“I prefer game time but, at the same time, one should have the knowledge as to how one’s body is reacting to various types of workload.

“Our team’s workload management has been great. I believe after such a long break, I don’t think that we need to think about workload and stuff. Because, right now, all I want is to be in a camp, think about my practice and start preparing for matches.”

Shami added about his problems and suicidal thoughts which was going through after personal issues which he faced earlier, he said “You should always talk to people around you, who care for you. You shouldn’t run away from situations. If there is a problem which you aren’t able to handle alone, please never shy away from seeking help and discuss with someone you can trust and confide in. But please talk,”

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ECB confirms, England could tour Pakistan in 2021

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England cricket board confirms England could tour Pakistan in 2021. This would be the first tour of England in over a decade. ECB officials confirmed that they had received an invitation to visit Pakistan at the beginning of the year in 2021 for a “short white-ball series”.

world cup champions England have not played any international matches in Pakistan since 2005/06.

The incident took place in 2009 when some armed militants attacked Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore which ultimately terminated major cricket tours for a decade.

Though the big teams like Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, West Indies, and Bangladesh have all visited Pakistan earlier for cricket series.

England Cricket Board issued a statement stated, “After discussions with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), we can confirm the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has received an invitation in respect of a short white-ball tour to Pakistan during the early part of 2021.

“We welcome the fact that international cricket is returning to Pakistan and are committed to doing what we can to help this develop further.”

“The safety and welfare of our players and staff are paramount”, with security issues and the development of COVID-19 secure ‘bubbles’ of the kind pioneered in England this year among the ECB’s key concerns.

ECB added, “We will be liaising with the PCB, and as well as other partners over the coming weeks to work through these considerations before a final decision will be taken in due course.”

ECB did not define any confirmed dates, though the chief executive of the PCB, Wasim Khan said: “We have sent them a window of January 13-20, so we will do our best to make this tour happen.

“They (ECB) will consider it (invitation) and have a security assessment.

He further added “It will be a very important tour and help improve our credibility as a host.”

‘You owe Pakistan’

Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram said in August, “You (England) boys owe Pakistan cricket, and the country, a lot, with the boys coming over here.”

Later ahead Joe Root also said: “I’d love to go and visit Pakistan.”

England had a tour to South Africa next month but there are doubts that the campaign could still go ahead after the country’s government indicated it was about to interrupt in the South Africa chaotic cricket administration.

England later had a schedule in Sri Lanka in January 2021 which was originally halted in March because of Coronavirus pandemic.

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Afghanistan has talent and skills to win T20 World Cup says, Rashid Khan

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Rashid khan said the Afghanistan Cricket team has the talent and skills to win T20 World Cup.

One of the best cricketers for Afganistan Rashid Khan said he believes Afghanistan has the talent and skills to win the T20 World Cup. Rashid admitted that we didn’t know what we were doing in our maiden Test, against India which was ended in just two days.

Afghanistan played their first test match against India in 2018 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. India dominated the game being one of the top test teams and defeated Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs in Bengaluru.

Rashid Khan said “I think the biggest accomplishment for Afghanistan Cricket should be, to understand what the team is looking for, what the country is expecting is, to win the T20 World Cup,”

while talking with Ravichandran Ashwin on his show DRS with Ash, Khan further added, “We have all the skills, talent, and we just have to believe in ourselves that we can do it,”

“Talent-wise we have everything, we have the spinners, we have the fast bowlers, we have the batting skills as well.

“But I think what goes wrong against India was our experience against big teams because we didn’t play enough cricket with them.”

Afghanistan played almost a decade of international cricket but it was on 22 June 2017, at an ICC meeting in London, Afghanistan was granted the full ICC Membership. Afghanistan becomes the twelve nation to play test cricket.

Afghanistan produced some magical moments in limited-overs cricket and won two out of the four-Test matches. Though they have lost against India and West Indies their win against Bangladesh and Ireland shows their fighting spirit.

Khan added, “The biggest dream of the whole country was to be called a Full Member team and to play a Test game.

“When we were playing against you guys in our first Test game, we didn’t know what we were doing.

“Everyone was just counting – I’m going to be the first one to hit a four, the first one to hit a six, the first one to take a single.

“It wasn’t the best game for us, but there were so many things to learned from that match.”

Rashid said that the country needs to play more cricket against the best teams which could help our team to become better.

“The moment when we started playing more series with them, we can become a better team.

“We are very famous for T20 players, but inshallah, that is a dream of mine and a dream of the country that one day if we keep improving we will win the T20 title and that will be the most prominent accomplishment for Afghanistan cricket and for us as well,”

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VIVO IPL 2020 Schedule, Venue, Time, Date, Team Squad, and everything you need to know

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Check out the Vivo IPL 2020 Schedule with the venue, time, date, team squad, and all details that you need to know right now.

IPL 2020 Schedule date is live now. The grandest cricket league IPL 2020 is all set to be played in UAE(United Arab Emirates).  

Due to the global Pandemic around the world, IPL 2020 edition had been postponed earlier. However, after much effort and the cancellation of the T20 world cup helped the BCCI to set up the tournament in UAE.BCCI announced that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will begin from the 19th of September, with the final match of the tournament to be held on the 10th of November 2020.

The opening match of the IPL 2020 will be played between the two most dominating teams of IPL i.e Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings. The match will be held on 19 September 2020 in UAE.

There will be a total of 60 T20 matches in IPL 2020. Check out the full new updated schedule of IPL 2020.

  • IPL 2020 Full Schedule With Venue
Match NoDateMatch CenterVenueTime
match 119th SepMumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 220th SepDelhi Capitals vs Kings XI PunjabDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 321th SepSunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers BangaloreDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 422th SepRajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 523th SepKolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai IndiansSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 624th SepKings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers BangaloreDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 725th SepChennai Super Kings vs Delhi CapitalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 826th SepKolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers HyderabadSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 927th SepRajasthan Royals vs Kings XI PunjabSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 1028th SepRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 1129th SepDelhi Capitals vs Sunrisers HyderabadSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 1230th SepRajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight RidersDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 1301st OctKings XI Punjab vs Mumbai IndiansSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 1402nd OctChennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers HyderabadDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 1503rd OctRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 1603rd OctDelhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight RidersSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 1704th OctMumbai Indians vs Sunrisers HyderabadSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 1804th OctKings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super KingsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 1905th OctRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi CapitalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 2006th OctMumbai Indians vs Rajasthan RoyalsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 2107th OctKolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super KingsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 2208th OctSunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI PunjabDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 2309th OctRajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 2410th OctKings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight RidersSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 2510th Octhennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers BangaloreDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 2611th OctSunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan RoyalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 2711th OctMumbai Indians vs Delhi CapitalsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 2812th OctRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight RidersSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 2913th OctSunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super KingsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 3014th OctDelhi Capitals vs Rajasthan RoyalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 3115th OctRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI PunjabSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 3216th OctMumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight RidersSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 3317th OctRajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 3417th OctDelhi Capitals vs Chennai Super KingsSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 3518th OctSunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight RidersSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 3618th OctMumbai Indians vs Kings XI PunjabDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 3719th OctChennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 3820th OctKings XI Punjab vs Delhi CapitalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 3921st OctKolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 4022nd OctRajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers HyderabadDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 4123rd OctChennai Super Kings vs Mumbai IndiansSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 4224th OctKolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi CapitalsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 4324th OctKings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers HyderabadDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 4425th OctRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super KingsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 4525th OctRajasthan Royals vs Mumbai IndiansSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 4626th OctKolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI PunjabSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 4727th OctSunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi CapitalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 4828th OctMumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 4929th OctChennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 5030th OctKings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan RoyalsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 5131st OctDelhi Capitals vs Mumbai IndiansDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 5231st OctRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers HyderabadSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 5301st NovChennai Super Kings vs Kings XI PunjabSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi03:30 PM(10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL
match 5401st NovKolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 5502nd NovDelhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL
match 5603rd NovSunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai IndiansSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM(14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

IPL 2020 SQUAD FOR DIFFERENT TEAMS:-

ichennai super king team in yellow jersey

MS Dhoni(c), Narayan Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati RayuduRuturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Kedar Jadhav, Imran Tahir Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Sai Kishore.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders- IPL 2020 Full Squad
ipl 2020 schedule with squad-kolkata knight rider in purple jersey

Dinesh Karthik(c), Nitish Rana, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Siddesh Lad, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat CumminsEoin Morgan, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, M Siddharth, Praveen TambeHarry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe.

  • Mumbai Indians- IPL 2020 Full Squad
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Rohit Sharma(c), Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare.

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore- IPL 2020 Full Squad
ipl 2020 schedule with squad-royal challenger bangalore in red and black jersey

Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande Parthiv Patel, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad.

  • Rajasthan Royals- IPL 2020 Full Squad
ipl 2020 schedule with squad-rajasthan royal team in pink jersey

Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash SinghAnuj Rawat, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, David MillerMayank Markande, Jofra Archer.

  • SunRisers Hyderabad- IPL 2020 Full Squad
ipl 2020 schedule with squad-sunriser hyderabad team in orange jersey

Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Bavanaka Sandeep, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Basil Thampi Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Shreevats Goswami, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake

  • Delhi Capitals – IPL 2020 Full Squad
delhi capitals in blue black jersey

Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra

  • Kings XI Punjab- IPL 2020 Full Squad
king X1 punjab in red and grey jersey

Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Simran Singh (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Darshan Bishnoi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed ShamiKL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Jagadeesha SuchithMayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Tajinder Singh, Harpreet Brar, Hardus Viljoen, Sheldon Cottrell

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