WPL 2024 : Beth Mooney returns as captain of Gujarat Giants; Sneh Rana named her deputy

As the second season of WPL approaches, Gujarat Giants, owned by Adani Sportsline, has exciting news. Beth Mooney from Australia will lead the team as captain, with Sneh Rana from India as her deputy. They’ll be supported by head coach Michael Klinger, mentor Mithali Raj, and assistant coach Nooshin Al Khadeer.

Mooney was Gujarat Giants’ captain in the first season but got injured after the first game.

Mooney is known for her great batting in international T20 cricket. She’s been part of winning teams in the T20 World Cup and the ODI World Cup. Rana, an off-break bowler and right-handed batter, is a top Indian cricketer who performed well in the first WPL season.

Mooney is happy to be back and trusts her team. Rana supports her and believes in the team’s balance.

Sanjay Adesara from Adani Sportsline is proud of Mooney and Rana leading the team. He thinks WPL is important for cricket and is sure the team will do well.

Gujarat Giants will play against Mumbai Indians on 25 February at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Karachi Kings hit by player availability issues ahead of PSL 2024 season

Karachi Kings have been dealt a double blow ahead of their opening fixture of PSL 2024, learning that two of their overseas players have limited availability. Tabraiz Shamsi, the South Africa wristspinner, will miss the second half of the tournament, while English allrounder Jamie Overton has been withdrawn from the entire season.

ESPNcricinfo has confirmed that CSA has only issued NOCs to players for a limited period because they need to be back home for the domestic T20 which starts on March 8. Shamsi, who is a crucial part of South Africa’s limited-overs squads, is required by the board to return home to participate in the domestic T20 competition and will depart the PSL on March 6.

For Karachi Kings, Shamsi’s partial unavailability leaves them scrambling for a late replacement; Kings had, until now, believed the player would be available for the whole tournament.

Shamsi is expected to feature for Kings in their first six games of the season, starting with their fixture against Multan Sultans on Sunday, but will be unavailable for the business end of the tournament. It is a significant blow for the Kings, who are looking at a partial replacement for Shamsi to bolster their spin rank – which also include Mohammad Nawaz, Arafat Minhas and Shoaib Malik.

South Africa’s requirement to have centrally contracted players available for the domestic season will also affect Rassie van der Dussen at Lahore Qalandars. Van der Dussen, like Shamsi, must also return home on March 6, missing the best part of the second half of the season.

Overton has been pulled out of the PSL by his county, Surrey, who have withdrawn his NOC to ensure he is fit and fresh for the start of the County Championship season on April 5. He has spent the winter playing T20 cricket for Adelaide Strikers in the BBL and Gulf Giants in the ILT20, and suffered a minor shoulder injury at the ILT20.

Surrey’s decision means Overton will miss out on another opportunity to push his credentials for inclusion in England’s T20 World Cup squad after an impressive recent run in short-form cricket, which included being named MVP in the men’s Hundred last summer. He is uncapped in limited-overs internationals and won his only Test cap to date in June 2022.

These latest withdrawals have further weakened an underwhelming pool of overseas players at this year’s PSL. Last month, Lahore Qalandars’ Rashid Khan pulled out as he recovers from a back surgery in an attempt to ensure he is fit for the IPL in April.

On Sunday, Reece Topley also had his NOC revoked by England out of an abundance of caution after picking up a niggle in the SA20. South Africa’s insistence on centrally-contracted players participating in the domestic league, as well as a clash with a number of bilateral series, has also meant a smaller pool to pick from.

The PSL starts on February 17 in Lahore, with the final in Karachi on March 18.

Yuvraj Singh joins New York Strikers as captain for Legends Cricket Trophy season 2.

Yuvraj Singh, a former cricket star from India, will lead the New York team in the Legends Cricket Trophy Season 2. Yuvraj has a lot of experience, skills, and leadership skills to lead the team, making them stronger for the upcoming tournament.

Yuvraj Singh’s leadership role has made fans and cricket lovers around the world very excited about New York Superstar Strikers’ participation in the Legends Cricket Trophy Season 2. This has given the team a great chance to perform well with Yuvraj leading them.

The New York Strikers team includes players like Babar Azam, Rashid Khan, Keiron Pollard, Imam Ul Haq, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asif Ali, and Mohammad Amir. With such a talented group, New York Strikers are not just competitive but also show they are committed to getting better and winning.

Sagar Khanna, the team owner, is very happy about Yuvraj joining. He says, “We are very excited to have Yuvraj Singh as our captain and icon player. He is incredibly talented, and his leadership will help our team do better.”

He adds, “Our goal with New York Superstar Strikers is to become the best team ever, both in how we play and in skill. With Yuvraj Singh leading us and the talented players we have, we are ready to make this happen.”

The Legends Cricket Trophy Season 2 has some new rules. Teams like New York Superstar Strikers have to adjust to the LCT90BALLS format. They have to follow rules like having 5 bowlers, each bowling 3 overs. There’s another rule where the bowling captain can choose one bowler to bowl 4 overs by the 60th ball. New York Strikers are ready to show their skills and tactics on the field with these new rules.

Women’s Premier League 2024, Live Streaming: All You Need To Know

The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is all set for its second edition, kicking off on February 23, 2024, with a match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. Last year’s finalists will battle it out at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This time around, the league will have two main venues: the first leg will run from February 23 to March 4 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, while the second leg will be held from March 5 to March 17 at New Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium (formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium).

Mumbai Indian Women, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, are aiming to defend their championship title and secure another victory this season. In the recent player auction, Kashvee Gautam, an Indian uncapped player, received the highest bid of 2 Crore and was signed by Gujarat Giants. Australian player Anabel Sutherland also fetched the same amount.

Vrinda Dinesh, another uncapped Indian player, attracted attention with a hefty sum of 1.30 Crores and was acquired by UP Warriorz. The Royal Challenger Bangalore team will be captained by the talented Smriti Mandhana. However, some notable players like Chamari Athapaththu, Amy Jones, Tammy Beaumont, and Deandra Dottin will not participate in this year’s tournament as they went unsold in the auction.

Here are the complete squads for the WPL 2024 teams:

Gujarat Giants – Full Squad:

-Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt, Shabnam Shakil, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwer, Phoebe Litchfield, Meghna Singh, Trisha Poojitha, Kashvee Gautam, Priya Mishra, Lauren Cheatle, Kathryn Bryce, Mannat Kashyap, Veda Krishnamurthy, Tarannum Pathan

Royal Challengers Bangalore – Full Squad:

 Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Georgia Wareham, Kate Cross, Ekta Bisht, Shubha Satheesh, Sabbineni Meghana, Simran Bahadur, Sophie Molineux

UP Warriorz – Full Squad:

Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, S. Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia Mcgrath, Dani Wyatt, Vrinda Dinesh, Poonam Khemnar, Saima Thakor, Gouher Sultana

Delhi Capitals – Full Squad:

Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Harris, Meg Lanning, Shafali Varma, Sneha Deepthi, Alice Capsey, Arundhati Reddy, Jess Jonassen, Marizanne Kapp, Minni Mani, Shikha Pandey Radha Yadav, Taniyaa Bhatia, Titas Sadhu, Poonam Yadav, Annabel Sutherland, Aparna Mondal, Ashwani Kumari

Mumbai Indians Team – Full Squad:

Harmanpreet Kaur, Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Chloe Tryon, Hayley Matthews, Humairaa Kaazi, Isabelle Wong, Jintimani Kalita, Natalie Sciver, Pooja Vastrakar, Priyanka Bala, Yastika Bhatia, Saika Ishaque, Shabnim Ismail, S Sajana, Amandeep Kaur, Fatima Jaffer, Keerthana Balakrishnan

For those eager to catch the action live, here are some details:

Live Streaming Details of Women’s Premier League 2024:

Start Date: February 23, 2024

Opening Match: Mumbai Indians Women vs. Delhi Capitals Women

Venues: M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru and Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi

Match Start Time: Toss at 7 pm IST, Match at 7:30 pm IST

Broadcast: Sports 18 HD/SD

Livestream: Jio Cinema (available in multiple languages in India)

BCCI To Make Playing 3-4 Ranji Trophy Games Mandatory For IPL Participation After Ishan Kishan Fiasco.

Ishan Kishan, the wicketkeeper and batter from Jharkhand, might have to play more traditional cricket matches, not just the IPL. This is because the people in charge of Indian cricket might make a rule that says players have to play a certain number of Ranji Trophy games if they want to be in the IPL.

They’ve told Kishan to play in Jharkhand’s last game against Rajasthan. This is because he didn’t play in many games before, saying he was tired from traveling. This made some important people in Indian cricket upset.

Kishan is practicing for the IPL with his Mumbai Indians teammate Hardik Pandya, instead of playing for Jharkhand. This has made people think that young players care more about the IPL than other cricket.

The Indian Cricket Board is not happy with young players skipping the traditional cricket season. They might make a rule that says players have to play some Ranji Trophy games before they can play in the IPL.

Some players don’t want to play traditional cricket if they’re not in the Indian team. They might only play T20 games and skip the rest. The board might make a rule to stop this.

Even the people in charge of the Indian team are upset with players who don’t want to play traditional cricket. They understand if someone like Hardik Pandya can’t play because of his body, but they don’t like it when players always have an excuse.

We’ll see if Kishan goes back to play for Jharkhand. There’s no talk yet about taking away his contract with the cricket board.

IPL 2024: Katrina Kaif joins MS Dhoni’s CSK as brand ambassador.

With just a month left before the 17th Indian Premier League (IPL) starts, cricket fans all across the globe are getting super excited for the new season. The dates for the matches have yet to be officially announced by the BCCI, but most folks expect it to start on March 22.

But this year’s IPL dates might clash with general elections. This year, t hey plan to have 70 league matches and four playoff matches, including two qualifiers, an eliminator, and the grand finale. Teams like KKR, CSK, and RCB are really pumping up their fans.

This season, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have endorsed `Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, famously known as ‘Chikni Chameli’, as their brand ambassador for the 2024 IPL season. This is a big deal for CSK, a team that’s won the IPL five times, signaling a new era in their journey.

Under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, CSK has been super successful in the IPL. Now, with Katrina on board, CSK hopes to become even more popular. Katrina’s charm and huge fan following are expected to make CSK even cooler.

But wait, there’s more to this partnership than just having a famous face on board. CSK wants to grow its fan base globally and make its brand stronger. They’ve also unveiled a brand-new logo for the upcoming season.

Besides MS Dhoni, CSK has some fantastic players like Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, and many other international players.

We use cookies.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.
Read cookies policies.