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Sharad Deep is a versatile sports journalist, who loves writing on cricket and Olympic sport. He has played cricket at the university level and has been writing for Hindustan Times since 1997.

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Kuldeep Yadav, batters take Delhi Capitals to much-needed win against LSG

Kuldeep Yadav claimed 3/20 with a brilliant performance to take his team to victory against LSG.

Delhi Capitals' Kuldeep Yadav, left, celebrates with captain Rishabh Pant(AP)
Published on Apr 13, 2024 12:09 AM IST

After Mayank, Thakur adds pace to LSG’s campaign

The 25-year-old Vidarbha pacer grabbed this IPL’s first five-wicket to bowl team to victory over Gujarat Titans in Lucknow

Yash Thakur claimed a fifer against Gujarat Titans.(AFP)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 12:03 AM IST

Yash Thakur fifer after Stoinis fifty gives LSG win over Titans

Stoinis hit a 43-ball 58 and Yash Thakur grabbed 5/30 after tearaway Mayank Yadav went off with a niggle in the 33-run win in Lucknow.

Yash Thakur was the standout bowler for Lucknow Super Giants with a fifer.(AFP)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 12:14 AM IST

Mayank Yadav the focus as LSG face Gujarat Titans

The 21-year-old tearaway has rocked batters in his first two IPL games and was the focus of discussion in the build-up for Sunday’s tie

Mayank Yadav during a practice session ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 T20 cricket match between Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans(PTI)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 10:49 PM IST

Always a pressure game for top-order batters: Quinton de Kock

Teams are scoring faster than ever in the powerplay and making a good start to the game is vital, feels Quinton de Kock.

Lucknow Super Giants' Quinton de Kock plays a shot(PTI)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 08:50 PM IST

Rapid Mayank announces his arrival in style

The 21-year-old tearaway took three wickets on IPL debut against Punjab Kings.

Mayank Yadav troubled the Punjab Kings batters with his rapid pace.(PTI)
Published on Mar 31, 2024 09:11 PM IST

Young tearaway Mayank nails it as LSG ease to victory

The 21-year-old rattled Punjab Kings with pace and bounce, snapping up three wickets as Lucknow win by 21 runs

Lucknow Super Giants' Mayank Yadav, right, celebrates the dismissal of Punjab Kings' Jitesh Sharma during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings(AP)
Published on Mar 31, 2024 12:13 AM IST

IPL 2024: LSG face PBKS, eye first win of season at home

Ahead of KL Rahul and Co’s first home game, LSG chief coach Langer and PBKS's spin bowling coach Sunil Joshi unveiled their plans to tackle the issue at hand.

LSG Captain K.L Rahul Inspection the pitch during practice session a day before the IPL match between PBKS vs LSG at Atal Bihari Bajpayee Ekana Cricket stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India on Friday, March 29, 2024(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 11:08 PM IST
By, Lucnow

Klaasen setting new standards in the game with fearless batting: Klusener

The big-hitting South African has been in a league of his own in the T20 format for a while now.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Heinrich Klaasen plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians(AFP)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 08:51 PM IST
By, Lucknow

IPL 2024: Jaques Kallis as idol, young Arshin Kulkarni hopes to make it big

The all-rounder, who hails from Solapur in Maharashtra, excelled by scoring a century in the Under-19 World Cup this January

Arshin Kulkarni poses for HT in Lucknow on Friday.
(HT Photo )
Published on Mar 22, 2024 08:24 PM IST
By, Lucknow

'KL Rahul and Ravi Bishnoi will be in India's T20 World Cup squad if…': Langer

After being eliminated in the playoffs in their first two seasons, Lucknow will hope new coach Justin Langer can guide them to go all the way

Lucknow Super Giants batter KL Rahul(PTI)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 08:26 PM IST

From Rinku Singh to Dhruv Jurel, players from the heartland are on the UP

Cricketers from Uttar Pradesh are showing the skill and hunger to succeed at the highest level.

India's Dhruv Jurel plays a shot(AP)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 06:43 AM IST

A ‘sports-centric’ budget—50 int’l coaches for hostels, 12 cr injury centre

With a 67% uptick in allocations, the government proposes to spend ₹195 crore to develop sports infra

The government also allocated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 crore towards an award scheme for winners at national and international competitions. (File)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:38 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Call of faith, avenues of livelihood converge for Ayodhya’s youngsters

The ‘Pran Pratistha’ at Ram Mandir on January 22 is a special occasion for which youngsters can’t resist coming back home

The mood in Ayodhya in the run-up to the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on Jan 22, 2024 04:49 AM IST

I want to make my presence felt at the Paris Olympics: Parul Chaudhary

After a good 2023, the Asian Games medallist needs to find a higher level this year.

India's Parul Chaudhary poses for photos (PTI)
Published on Jan 18, 2024 08:11 PM IST

In the ring of faith: Ayodhya’s spiritual warriors gear up for consecration

“I was just 17, when I came to this place to become a wrestler and to serve as priest at the Hanuman Garhi. I have seen the bad and good days, including the demolition of disputed structure and its aftermath,” said Gangadas.

Ayodhya’s love for Ram and Wrestling. (Sourced)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 05:44 AM IST
By, Ayodhya

A switch in time takes Dhruv Jurel into the India Test squad

Adding wicketkeeping skills has helped the Uttar Pradesh player to catch the eye of the national selectors and be included in the squad for the England Tests

Dhruv Jurel during IPL 2023 match for Rajasthan Royals(PTI)
Published on Jan 13, 2024 08:48 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Ranji Trophy: Bhuvneshwar captures 8/41 for UP against Bengal

The seamer took three wickets on Day 2 to complete his haul in the Elite Group B match on a green pitch at Kanpur

Bhuvneshwar Kumar during his time with the Indian team(ANI)
Published on Jan 13, 2024 06:56 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Bhuvi’s five-for keeps UP in hunt against Bengal in Ranji Trophy

While playing for Uttar Pradesh in a first-class match almost after seven years, Meerut’s bowler showed his class against Bengal on Day One

Bhuvanesh Kumar took 5/25 against Bengal on Friday. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Green Park set to host its 50th Ranji match

Uttar Pradesh will be playing their fourth match against Bengal from Friday ever since the inception of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association in 1928.

Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium happens to be one of the oldest Test centers on BCCI’s list. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2024 08:00 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Yash Dayal charts his way back to the top

His confidence was shattered after being hit for five consecutive sixes in the last IPL season but he has finally managed to put that behind him.

Yash Dayal of Gujarat Titans during the Indian Premier League 2022 (IPL season 15) match against Rajasthan Royals(PTI)
Published on Dec 21, 2023 11:38 PM IST

Pacer Naman Tiwari hopes to shine at U-19 World Cup

The 18-year-old has been a star performer for the team and he will hope to keep the form going in South Africa next month.

Fireworks on display during an ICC event | Image for representation (ANI )
Published on Dec 20, 2023 09:58 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UP big-hitter Rizvi lands IPL bonanza with Chennai Super Kings

The Meerut player's power-hitting skills came into wider focus at the UP T20 League and he was rewarded with a ₹8.4 crore contract from CSK at the IPL auction

Sameer Rizvi of Kanpur Superstars during the Uttar Pradesh T20 league 2023, in Kanpur. Chennai Super Kings grabbed Rizvi for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8.4 crore at the IPL 2024 auction on Tuesday(PTI)
Published on Dec 19, 2023 09:04 PM IST

Three national level lifters of SAI, Lucknow caught for doping

The three, including a woman lifter, were caught after a test done by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), the head of the centre said

The lifters were already being monitored by officials of the SAI centre since admission a few months ago(AFP)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 09:33 PM IST

Syed Modi: Chi, Okuhara win singles, Tanisha-Ashwini lose

The Indian pair fought to push the women’s doubles final into the decider but could not then match their Japanese rivals.

India's Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto pose for photos after winning the silver medal in the women's doubles event at the Syed Modi International 2023 badminton tournament(PTI)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 11:10 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Syed Modi badminton: Priyanshu loses in semis, Tanisha-Ashwini in women’s double

Men’s second seed Kenta Nishimoto and seasoned Nozomi Okuhara are in line to win the men’s and women’s titles and hand Japan a double in singles

Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the final of the BWF World Super 300 event(Twitter/India_AllSports)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 12:25 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Syed Modi International Badminton: Priyanshu, Ashwini-Tanisha enter semi-finals

Syed Modi International Badminton: Priyanshu Rajawat will next face either Chinese Taipei's Chi Yu Jen or Chia Hao Lee in his semi-final match.

Young badminton star Priyanshu Rajawat in action.(Instagram @Priyanshu Rajawat )
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 08:48 PM IST

Syed Modi badminton: Srikanth, Sai Praneeth lose in the first round

Twice former champion Sameer Verma and defending women’s champion Malvika Bansod too lost in the BWF Super 300 badminton event in Lucknow

Kidambi Srikanth has not crossed the third round this year, but it has mostly been first round losses.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 10:38 PM IST

Prannoy, Lakshya late pullouts from Syed Modi badminton

The men’s field will also miss the Chinese players. Former world No.1, Kidambi Srikanth, is India’s top player.

India's H.S. Prannoy hits a return to Japan's Kodai Naraoka(AFP)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 08:03 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Syed Modi badminton: Prannoy leads men’s challenge, Sindhu absent

Players will also be seeking to earn vital BWF points in their quest to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics at the Lucknow tournament

Despite his quarterfinal loss in the China Masters Super 750 tournament last week, 31-year-old Prannoy, given top billing, eyes a strong finish in Lucknow(AFP)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 08:49 PM IST
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