VVS Laxman to coach India u-19 for world cup

VVS Laxman to be part of India’s U-19 World Cup contingent

Former India batter VVS Laxman will be taking over as NCA chief on December 13 along with the other coaches, after the appointments were ratified by the general body at the BCCI AGM in Kolkata on Saturday. Troy Cooley who has been roped in as bowling coach is one of the high-profile appointment for developing India’s new generation bowlers.
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“Laxman’s contract has been signed already. His last media assignment is the second Test between New Zealand and India. He will be joining in Bengaluru from December 13,” said a senior BCCI office bearer.

Rain forces early stumps after Babar, Azhar fifties

The skipper, Babar Azam hit a half-century to rescue Pakistan from early trouble and build a score of 161 for 2 on the board against Bangladesh on the opening day of the second Test, which was stopped several times due to bad light and rain on Saturday. Bangladesh’s Left-arm spinner, Taijul Islam (2-49) bowled brilliantly in the morning session to put the hosts on the driving seat, by dismissing the openers of the Pakistan team, Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique on 39 and 25 respectively. It was day one, and it remained as it is on day 2, almost.

6.2 overs were bowled on day two of the second match between Bangladesh and Pakistan. These 32 balls were enough for Azhar Ali to reach his 34th International test fifty. Pakistan moved ahead by 27 runs in these overs, without any further damages since the first morning.

Brief Scores :

Pakistan: First Innings: 188/2 (Babar Azam 71*, Azhar Ali 52*; Taijul Islam 2/49)

India’s dominance continues as New Zealand 5-wickets down at 140, while chasing 540

New Zealand’s top and middle-order collapsed while chasing a humongous 540-run target at 140 with the loss of five at stumps on day three of the second Test against India. India is expected to wrap up the test with a win on Day4.

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India go up in appeal for the wicket of Tom Latham, India v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Mumbai, 3rd day, December 5, 2021
India go up in appeal for the wicket of Tom Latham, India v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Mumbai, 3rd day, December 5, 2021

Earlier on the day, India declared their second innings at 276 with the loss of seven in the second session. First innings centurion Mayank Agarwal top-scored again with a 62, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill made 47 each. Axar Patel’s 26-ball 41 balls which included four sixes and three fours helped India take a lead of 539 runs.

New Zealand’s left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel after his historic 10-wicket haul in the first innings, got four more wickets in the second innings making him the most successful bowler for the visitors in the second test.

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Brief Scores:

India: First Innings: 325 (Mayank Agarwal 150; Ajaz Patel 10-119) Second Innings: 276/7 (Mayank Agarwal 62; Ajaz Patel 4/106) lead New Zealand: First Innings 62 (Kyle Jamieson 17; Ravichandran Ashwin 4-8)  Second Innings: 140/5 (Daryl Mitchell 60; Ravichandran Ashwin 3/27) by 400 runs

Bangladesh pick Shakib Al Hasan, amidst uncertainty of his availability for the New Zealand Tour

Bangladesh is scheduled to leave on December 9 for the two-match Test series which will be the part of 2021-2023 cycle of the ICC World Test Championship. The first Test is set to be played in Mount Maunganui from January 1 to 5, and the second in Christchurch from January 9 to 13.

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All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was on Saturday included in Bangladesh’s 18-member squad for the two-match Test series in New Zealand, despite the uncertainty around his availability for the tour.

“He hasn’t informed us officially. He told us unofficially. We told him to inform us officially. He has to give a reason,” said the BCB President Nazmul Hassan.

Bangladesh Squad : Mominul Haque (capt), Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Shohidul Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mohammad Naim

Australia announce their Playing XI for first test vs England

The Newly-appointed Australia captain Pat Cummins confirmed their playing XI for the first Ashes Test, starting December 8 against England at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Australia Playing XI : Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins (captain), MitchELL Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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