KPL 2022 Official Anthem Song Khelo Aazadi Se

KPL 2022 Official Anthem Song Khelo Aazadi Se

KPL 2022 Official Anthem Song Khelo Aazadi Se

The Kashmir Premier League – KPL has launched the official anthem Khelo Aazadi Se for KPL 2nd season which is scheduled to start from August 11; KPL 2022 theme song Khelo Aazadi Se, features national vocalists Sahir Ali Bagga and Aima Baig.

To grab the attention of the audience, the cheerful anthem features notable Pakistani athletes such as Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Sharjeel Khan, and Azam Khan; the music video features Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Aamir Yamin, and Kamran Akmal.

A large number of foreign players from all over the world are interested in playing in the Kashmir Premier League – KPL and are captivated by Kashmir’s natural beauty. In addition to promoting Kashmiri music in the development of the hymn, KPL management included stunning images of the natural beauty of the valley.

Rawalakot Hawks will retain their title, followed by Mirpur Royals and Jammu Janbaaz, two new teams. Additional teams include Kotli Lions, Bagh Stallions, Overseas Warriors, and Muzaffarabad Tigers. August 11 marks the beginning of the second season of the KPL at the Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium. The event’s final will be place at the same site on August 25.

 


 

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Gustav McKeon Scores Two Consecutive T20 International Century

Gustav McKeon Scores Two Consecutive T20 International Century

Gustav McKeon Scores Two Consecutive T20 International Century

A day earlier, French batsman Gustave McEwan had become the youngest T20 International century holder. This time this batter has made another record; Gustav McKeon is the only batsman in T20 International who has scored a century in two consecutive matches.

On Wednesday, 18-year-old Gustav McKeon played his third Twenty20 match against Norway (July 27). In this match, he scored 101 runs by hitting eight sixes and five fours.

This is the reason why Gustav McKeon broke the century mark in two straight Twenty20 Internationals. Previously, in the second T20I of his career against Switzerland, he scored 109 runs.

So far, no other batsman has hit centuries in consecutive T20 International matches. Gustav McKeon is the first and only batter on this list.

In addition to the century record, he also set the record for the most runs scored in his first three T20Is. At the conclusion of his first three T20s, McCone has amassed 286 runs! Previously, this record was held by Azhar Andani of Portugal, who scored 227 runs.

France is competing in the sub-regional qualifying for the 2024 USA T20 World Cup in Europe. There, the “infamous” Gustav McKeon is breaking every new record.

ACC Confirmed UAE to Host Asia Cup 2022

ACC Confirmed UAE to Host Asia Cup 2022

ACC Confirmed UAE to Host Asia Cup 2022

The Asia Cricket Council ACC stated that the 2022 Asia Cup will be hosted in the UAE – United Arab Emirates, however Sri Lanka will serve as the host nation. President of the ACC Joy Shah stated that all efforts were made to organize Sri Lanka. The tournament’s organization had to be relocated to the United Arab Emirates.

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has previously communicated that it is not viable for their country to host the Asia Cup 2022 owing to political and economic circumstances. However, there were a number of ongoing debates regarding where it will be hosted in the future. Finally, this is also known. Sri Lanka Cricket will host the Asia Cup-2022 in the United Arab Emirates since it cannot do it in Sri Lanka.

Shammi Silva, the president of the Sri Lankan cricket board, stated that Sri Lanka has spared no effort in hosting this international competition. However, given the circumstances, it has been deleted. The United Arab Emirates will host the Asia Cup for the second time in five years. Prior to this, the country hosted the final Asia Cup tournament in 2018.

Before the main tournament, the Asia Cup qualifications were set to take place from August 20 to 26. However, the ACC has not yet finalized the venue for this portion of the tournament. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan will compete in the Asia Cup’s main phase. Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates will participate in the qualifying matches. One of these four teams will compete in the championship round.

 

Shoaib Akhtar Announced His Biopic Rawalpindi Express

Shoaib Akhtar Announced His Biopic Rawalpindi Express

Shoaib Akhtar Announced His Biopic Rawalpindi Express

Rawalpindi Express is the name of an upcoming Shoaib Akhtar biopic that will feature untold anecdotes from his personal life, on and off the field. The biopic of Shoaib Akhtar will be released on November 16, 2023.

On Instagram, Shoaib Akhtar revealed the development and release date of the biopic. He has also included a little teaser for the biopic. In the 24-second clip, Shoaib can be seen racing down a railroad track. Furthermore, the camera is pursuing him from behind. This Pakistani fast bowler was always in the spotlight.

Under the video, Shoaib Akhtar said, “Starting a very lovely new chapter.” Announcing the release of a film based on my life.” Rawalpindi Express-Running against the odds, the second paragraph of the same piece stated. If you believe you know a great deal, you are mistaken.

Muhammad Faraz Qaiser is creating a film on Shoaib Akhtar’s life. On his Instagram profile, he stated that he first considered making Shoaib Akhtar’s biography in 2016. After six years, he feels as though he’s ready to realise his ambition by beginning this job.

Shoaib Akhtar has donned the white jersey of Pakistan 46 times. Where his name has 178 wickets next to it. Shoaib, on the other hand, has 246 wickets in 163 ODIs. In addition, he played 15 T20 matches for Pakistan. In the meanwhile, he now has 19 wickets to his name.

 


 

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ODI Cricket is at a Tipping Point Due to IPL Says Michael Atherton

ODI Cricket is at a Tipping Point Due to IPL Says Michael Atherton

ODI Cricket is at a Tipping Point Due to IPL Says Michael Atherton

Former and active cricketers have expressed concern over the future of the ODI cricket format for a number of days. According to several sources, the ODI format will be eliminated very soon. Someone else contends that the ICC should eliminate one-day cricket.

Michael Atherton, a former English batsman, has expressed concern about the future of both ODI and cricket. According to Michael Atherton, ODI Cricket has reached a tipping point, and the Indian Premier League IPL is to blame. Atherton argues that the IPL has already marked the death of cricket.

“The game is on the verge of ending,” Atherton added. The IPL represents the beginning of the demise of cricket.”

South Africa has scrapped the three-match ODI series against Australia to ensure the smooth running of its franchise competition. According to Atherton, this demonstrates how perilous international cricket is.

“South Africa has declared that it will not face Australia in a one-day series next year. This decision has been made so that the cricketers may participate in their franchise competitions at that time. This clarifies the situation,” he continued.

Africa has made this choice despite the uncertainty of its World Cup participation. This demonstrated how much more influence franchise cricket has than international cricket.

Atherton said, “That’s why they’re compromising their World Cup hopes! Consequently, it is clear where the power balance between international cricket and franchise cricket has shifted.”

Historically, a number of players have participated in IPL outside of the country’s series. Shakib Al Hasan, a Bangladeshi all-rounder, was also spotted taking leave from the national team to play in the IPL. Additionally, he has been ridiculed inside the cricket circles of his nation.

In spite of this, the South African wicket-keeper batsman is not concerned about the future of ODI cricket. He believes that ODI cricket is thriving.

 


 

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France Gustav McKeon Becomes Youngest Batter to Score Century in T20 Cricket

France Gustav McKeon Youngest Batter to Score Century in T20

France Gustav McKeon Becomes Youngest Batter to Score Century in T20 Cricket

Gustav McKeon became the youngest batsman to hit a T20 century in international T20 cricket at the age of 18 years and 280 days. He is also the first centurion in the history of French cricket.

France faced Switzerland on Monday (15 July) in Tikkurila, Finland, in a 2024 T20 World Cup European sub-regional qualifying tournament match. Gustav McKeon played only his second international Twenty20 cricket match against the Swiss and entered the record books.

When you think about France, you may consider Kylian Mbappe and Zinedine Zidane. Many individuals might be unaware that France also plays cricket. Nonetheless, France has been an associate member of the ICC since 1998. This time, French batsman Gustave McKeon’s name is connected with a new cricket record.

France scored 157 runs against Switzerland in 20 overs. Where Gustav contributed 109 runs with his bat. He reached this tumultuous century in only 61 balls, hitting 9 sixes and 5 fours. Previously, Gustav was aggressive with the bat against the Czech Republic in his first match. Abhishek Rangano In the second match, Gustav set a world record by scoring 76 runs off 54 balls, a mark that still stands.

Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai previously held the record for the youngest century in Twenty20. The Afghan opener struck a century against Ireland in a Twenty20 competition in 2019 at the tender age of 20 years and 337 days. Three years later, Gustav, a French pitcher, shattered the record.

On the day when Gustav established a record, however, team results were not favourable. The French were defeated by the Swiss by one wicket. France’s loss was confirmed at the very end of the contest. The Swiss required four runs off the last ball to win. Ali Nair, a Swiss hitter, was let down by the French with only four hits.

 


 

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Mark Wood Ruled Out of Rest of the Summer Due to Elbow Injury

Mark Wood Ruled Out of Rest of the Summer Due to Elbow Injury

Mark Wood Ruled Out of Rest of the Summer Due to Elbow Injury

England pacer Mark Wood suffered an elbow injury during the Test against the West Indies in May 2022. Mark Wood Ruled Out of Rest of the Summer Due to Elbow Injury. He had to go to the operating table because of that injury. Before recovering from that injury, he had to go to the operating table again for the same reason.

Mark Wood, who was ruled out of the West Indies tour due to injury, could not play in the IPL. He missed the New Zealand and India series for the same reason. After returning to the field after recovering from that injury, he has to go out of the field again. This pacer confirmed the matter himself.

Mark Wood returned to club cricket after recovering from injury. Back there, Wood expressed his discomfort. In this regard, he said, “To tell the truth, I was in a difficult situation. I need one more operation.”

The 32-year-old pacer also said, “I returned to club cricket. It was mainly to see if my fitness was okay. The ECB wanted to see how I was playing.”

After going to the surgery table for the second time, he is not returning to the field immediately. This pacer will definitely not be able to play in T20 World Cup. Apart from Mark Wood, pacers like Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Shakib Mahmood are out due to injuries. Wood has played 26 Tests, 57 ODIs and 19 T20Is for England so far. His total haul during this period was 177 wickets.

 


 

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Cheteshwar Pujara Scores Third Double Century in County Cricket 2022

Cheteshwar Pujara Scores Third Double Century in County Cricket 2022

Cheteshwar Pujara Scores Third Double Century in County Cricket 2022

Cheteshwar Pujara, who was left out of the national team due to off form at the beginning of the year, has become a run machine. Cheteshwar Pujara scored his third double century in the tournament in the seventh match in county cricket 2022 for the club. He broke several records in this bicentennial.

Suffering from a run drought before the current county championship, the batsman seems to have chosen Sussex as a platform to find himself.  Sussex play against Middlesex at Lord’s, the cricketing shrine. Pujara’s 231 runs in this match ended Sussex’s innings at 523 runs. Pujara’s innings not only put Sussex in a good position in the match, but also created a few new records.

After 118 years in county cricket, a Sussex batsman bowled in a season. Earlier in 1904 CB Fry scored three double centuries. Earlier in 1901, CB Fry and KS Ranjit Singh scored three double centuries each. KS Ranjit Singh had achieved this feat the previous year.

Not only that, Cheteshwar Pujara hit the first double century even though many Indian cricketers have tasted centuries at Lord’s. Lord’s is used as Middlesex’s home ground in county cricket. Earlier, Virender Sehwag had scored 130 runs, the highest among Indian cricketers against the team. He made this record for Leicestershire in 2003.

Also, Cheteshwar Pujara now owns the fifth highest double century in first-class cricket. Above him are Sir Don Bradman (37), Walter Hammond (36), Percy Hendren (22) and Herbert Satcliffe and Mark Ramprakash (16).

Cheteshwar Pujara was on the field for 533 minutes playing 403 balls to play this innings of 231 runs in this match against Middlesex. 21 fours and 3 sixes came from his bat during this period.

 


 

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Mitchell Bracewell Takes Hat-Trick in His First T20I Over

Mitchell Bracewell Takes Hat-Trick in His First T20I Over

Mitchell Bracewell Takes Hat-Trick in His First T20I Over

Mitchell Bracewell, playing his second T20I of his career, took the ball for the first time against Ireland. Mitchell Bracewell picked up a hat-trick in his first over of T20I career. Mitchell Bracewell is the first and only bowler to take a hat-trick in the first over of his career.

New Zealand won by 88 runs in the second T20I of the three-match series. Mitchell Bracewell played a big role in winning the team with a hat trick. His hat-trick not only won New Zealand the match but also changed the record book.

Jacob Oram (2010) and Tim Southee (2012) had tasted hat-tricks for the Kiwis before Bracewell. These two were the second and third T20 hat-tricks respectively. Bracewell’s 35th hat-trick in T20 Internationals. So far, two bowlers have tasted the hat-trick by bowling their first over in the match. Ashton Agar tasted a hat-trick in his first over against South Africa in 2020. This time, Bracewell has written his name on that list.

Out of 35 hat-tricks in T20 cricket, four were double hat-tricks. Four bowlers have tasted double hat-tricks. They are Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Curtis Campher (Ireland) and Jason Holder (West Indies).

New Zealand won the second T20 against Ireland with a record win. The 88-run win over the Irish was the Kiwis’ biggest win away from home. Next up are the 83-run win over Ireland in 2009 and the 80-run win over Zimbabwe in 2015.

 


 

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KPL 2022 Players Draft

Kashmir Premier League – KPL 2022 Players Draft

The second edition of Kashmir Premier League – KPL is scheduled to start on 11 August 2022. KPL 2022 players draft is announced and here below are the retained and released players list. A new team is added into the tournament named as Jammu Janbaz.

The following is a list of players retained in KPL 2022:

  • Rawalakot Hawks: Ahmed Shehzad (Platinum), Hussain Talat (Platinum), Asif Afridi (Diamond), Zaman Khan (Diamond).
  • Overseas Warriors: Azam Khan (Platinum), Kamran Ghulam (Platinum), Sohail Khan (Diamond).
  • Muzaffarabad Tigers: Anwar Ali (Diamond), Zeeshan Ashraf (Gold), Arshad Iqbal (Gold) Iftikhar Ahmed was swapped with Sohaib Maqsood in the Platinum category.
  • Bagh Stallions: Amir Yamin, Mohammad Imran Jnr. Sohaib Maqsood was recently swapped in by the franchise.
  • Kotli Lions: Ahsan Ali, Khurram Shahzad, Irfanullah Shah, Khalid Usman.
  • Mirpur Royals: Salman Irshad, Mohammad Akhlaq, Abrar Ahmed.
  • Jammu Janbaz: No retentions, the new franchise did enlist Sharjeel Khan as their icon player.

The daft for the second season of the Kashmir Premier League will take place on July 21, 2022. The drafting will occur in two parts. In the initial phase, teams from all over the world will bid for the opportunity to play in the KPL. In the second stage, teams will be chosen based on their bids and previous season’s performance.

The team that finishes worst in the inaugural season of the Korean Premier League will receive the first pick in this year’s draught. With seven teams playing in the KPL this season, it is likely that several notable players may be signed by new clubs.

 


 

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