Injured Jadeja, Axar out as India name squad for SA Test series; Rohit Sharma appointed vice-captain

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 8 (ANI): The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Wednesday picked an 18-member squad for the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa starting from December 26.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 19:40 IST

Team India's batting unit need to fire if want to win against South Africa: VVS Laxman

New Delhi [India], December 8 (ANI): Former India batter VVS Laxman said that the batting unit of the Men in Blue need to work hard in order to win against South Africa.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 19:37 IST

Rohit Sharma named India's new ODI skipper

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 8 (ANI): Opening batter Rohit Sharma was on Wednesday named India's new ODI skipper and the star player will take over from Virat Kohli starting the South Africa series in January next year.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 19:30 IST

Ash Barty, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal among top names in Australian Open

Melbourne [Australia], December 8 (ANI): Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic headline stellar player fields that are set to compete at Melbourne Park for Australian Open 2022 in the entry list released on Wednesday.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 19:29 IST

Lakhmehar takes two-shot lead in 14th Leg of Women's Pro Golf Tour

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], December 8 (ANI): Lakhmehar Pardesi, who scored her maiden win on the Women's Pro Golf Tour earlier this year, was at the top of the leader board at the end of the first round of the 14th Leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tour at the Tollygunge Club.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 19:19 IST

Afghanistan to host Netherlands for 3 ODIs in January

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 8 (ANI): Afghanistan will host the Netherlands for a three-match ODI series in Qatar which gets underway from January 21, 2022.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 18:59 IST

Jurgen Klopp lauds 'exceptional' Liverpool after their record CL win in Milan

Milan [Italy], December 8 (ANI): Liverpool FC head coach Jurgen Klopp lauded his team's 'exceptional' performance as they came from a goal down to beat AC Milan 2-1 at San Siro on Tuesday night.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 18:49 IST

PCB chairman hails Pakistan's 'great win' over Bangladesh

Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 8 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja was impressed by Babar Azam's side adaptability in the longest format following the Test series win over Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 18:22 IST

Asian Youth Para Games: Indian contingent return home with 41 medals

New Delhi [India], December 8 (ANI): Indian contingent on Wednesday returned home from Bahrain after successfully competing at the Asian Youth Para Games.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 18:12 IST

Sajid Khan's spell gave Pakistan momentum and confidence to win the game, says Babar

Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 8 (ANI): Pakistan skipper Babar Azam feels spinner Sajid Khan's spell gave the visitors the momentum and confidence to win the second Test against Bangladesh.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 17:53 IST

Sajid Khan's heroics help Pakistan sweep Test series against Bangladesh

Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 8(ANI): Off-break bowler Sajid Khan bagged 12 wickets in the entire match as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by an innings and 8 runs at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka to help visitors clean sweep 2-match Test series 2-0.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 17:42 IST

Aruna Tanwar aims for gold as Team India leaves for World Para-Taekwondo C'ship

Istanbul [Turkey], December 8 (ANI): The India Taekwondo Team leaves on Wednesday to participate in the 2021 9th World Para-Taekwondo Championship (G14) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from December 8-13, 2021.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 17:28 IST

World no 2 shuttler Kento Momota withdraws from World C'ships

Madrid [Spain], December 8 (ANI): Japan shuttler Kento Momota has pulled out of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships 2021 which gets underway from Sunday in Huelva, Spain.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 16:50 IST

Senior Women's NFC: Manipur look to defend crown against Railways

Kozhikode (Kerala) [India], December 8 (ANI): Defending champions Manipur will lock horns against Railways in the final of the 125th Senior Women's National Football Championship at the EMS Stadium in Kozhikode on Thursday.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 16:45 IST

Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open following advice from medical team

Melbourne [Australia], December 8 (ANI): Former World number one Serena Williams will not contest the Australian Open 2022 following advice from her medical team on Wednesday.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 16:33 IST

Ashes, 1st Test: Mark Waugh 'shocked' as England leave out Broad, Anderson

Brisbane [Australia], December 8 (ANI): Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh was "shocked" that England had left out star pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad for the first Ashes Test on Wednesday.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 16:07 IST

Matrix Fight Night 7: India's biggest MMA showdown to be held in Hyderabad

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 8 (ANI): With the success of the last three editions in the UAE, Matrix Fight Night is set to return to India, with the main fight night of MFN 7 set to take place at the iconic Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad on December 10.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 15:28 IST

ICC Test Rankings: Agarwal rises to 11th, Ashwin consolidates position at 2nd spot

Dubai [UAE], December 8 (ANI): India opener Mayank Agarwal and New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel have made huge progress in the ICC Men's Test Player Rankings after outstanding performances in the second Test of their ICC World Test Championship series in Mumbai.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 14:17 IST

SAFF U-19 Women's C'ship: Team India leave for Bangladesh

Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 8 (ANI): The India U-19 women's team has left for Dhaka, Bangladesh, where they are set to participate in the upcoming SAFF U-19 Women's Championship later this month.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 14:10 IST

Indian women's hockey team member tested COVID positive

Donghae [South Korea], December 8 (ANI): The coronavirus has once again come back to haunt Indian hockey as a member of the women's team has been tested COVID positive at the ongoing Women's Asian Champions Trophy 2021 in Donghae.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021 14:05 IST