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Rohit, Suryakumar and Rahul named skippers for SA series

At the helm: Rahul, the ODI captain and Suryakumar, the T20I skipper. File | Photo Credit: Sportzpics/BCCI The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday named three skippers for their eight-match multi-format tour of South Africa next month, with Rohit Sharma leading the Tests side and Suryakumar Yadav and K.L. Rahul helming the T20I and ODI sides respectively.The tour, which opens on December 10 with a T20I in Durban and is set to run until January 7, includes three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests, BCCI said in a press release.The board said Rohit and Virat Kohli had asked for a break from the white-ball leg of the tour. Mohd. Shami is undergoing medical treatment and his availability was subject to fitness. The squads: Tests: Rohit Sharma (capt.), Shubman Gill, Yashasv...
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India vs Australia 4th T20 Live Streaming: Advantage rests with India with Glenn Maxwell out and Shreyas Iyer likely coming in

India vs Australia Live Streaming, 4th T20: With the first three T20Is of the India versus Australia series having turned into run fests, the Indian bowlers will be heaving a sigh of relief upon seeing that tormentor-in-chief Glenn Maxwell will not be around for the fourth game at Raipur. India were looking good to seal the series with a 3-0 margin in the previous game, thanks to an unbeaten century from Ruturaj Gaikwad, which helped them post a total of 222. The hosts then reduced the depleted Australian side to 68 for 3. Then Maxwell intervened, scoring a century in less than 50 balls. Australia chased down the total off the last ball of the innings, thereby keeping the series alive. For the fourth game, there are expected to be changes to both teams. For India, Shreyas Iyer, who is...
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India’s tour of South Africa: The door shuts on Cheteshwar Pujara & Ajinkya Rahane

In search of a new beginning, India’s selectors have discarded the flailing old-guard of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane from the tour of South Africa. Both are 35, both have been enduring a dry spell of runs, and the selectors deemed it was the ripest time to reward young batsmen knocking on their doors. Experience, of a combined tally of 188 Tests and 12,272 runs, would have been the sole factor the selectors would have weighed in, but the promise of youth surpassed it. There was a sense of inevitability about the decision. Time has been running out for Pujara for some time. He ended a two-year century drought in Bangladesh at the end of 2022, but big scores continued to elude him in subsequent outings. Since the unbeaten 102 in Chittagong, all he mustered was 211 runs in 10 out...
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India vs Australia tip-off XI: Shreyas Iyer to make a mark, Mukesh Kumar back in action and watch out for Chris Green

Glenn Maxwell’s heroics on Tuesday helped Australia to keep the series alive by clinching the nail-biter and make the five-match T20I series 2-1. The visitors will now look to make it all square in Raipur. The pitches provided in this series thus far have been a paradise for the batters. However, that’s the intriguing part about this venue as there have not been too many international or IPL games played at this ground. One international match played here was an ODI when India faced New Zealand and the latter were bundled out for 108 in the first innings which the hosts chased with ease. The pitch was green on that day and the bowlers in this series can use a bit of help. Indian death bowling has been below par in the series in addition to spell with the new ball. It has been only Ravi...
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Will India play Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the T20 world cup?

With six months to go for the next T20 World Cup, India are sending out mixed signals. As the selectors named a 17-member squad to be led by Suryakumar Yadav for the upcoming T20Is in South Africa, the core group seems to have been identified. Yet, there is no clear cut signal as to what the future holds for Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in T20Is.More than the names that made it to the squad — which includes Ravindra Jadeja finding a spot ahead of Axar Patel — it is the note at the end of the press release that generates interest. The first of the three notes refers to Rohit and Kohli requesting for a break from the white-ball leg of the South Africa tour that precedes the two-match Test series. This means, if the two had made themselves available, there is a strong chance tha...
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I haven’t given up on Tests: Glenn Maxwell | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell on Thursday said that he hasn't 'given up' on Test cricket yet after putting up a spectacular show at the recently concluded ODI World Cup.Maxwell, who fired double century against Afghanistan in World Cup and recently cracked a T20I ton against India, remains resolute about his aspirations to play the longest format."I haven't given up on Tests," Maxwell was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald upon his arrival here after being released from the T20I squad."I think I've just got to be realistic about the timings of the way I've been playing my white-ball cricket."Having made his Test debut against India in Hyderabad in 2013, the white-ball specialist has only played seven matches in his career and his last appearance was in ...
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Najmul Shanto to lead Bangladesh in New Zealand ODIs, T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday named Najmul Hossain Shanto as the captain for their upcoming ODI and T20I series in New Zealand next month. The tour scheduled between December 17 and December 31 comprises three ODIs and three T20Is. Najmul, already leading Bangladesh's Test side against New Zealand in the ongoing home series, has been entrusted with the responsibilities in the absence of the regular white-ball captain Shakib Al Hasan.Shakib is unavailable for the series as he has recently moved into politics to contest the upcoming general election on January 7 as a candidate of the ruling Awami League.All-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been named as Najmul's deputy for the white-ball tour of New Zealand.Batsman Liton Das returns to the squad for the New Zealand ODI...
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Watch: Did Glenn Phillips apply saliva on ball during 1st Test against Bangladesh? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In an rare incident, all-rounder Glenn Phillips was purportedly seen applying saliva on the ball on the third day of the ongoing first Bangladesh-New Zealand Test in Sylhet. Despite the saliva ban, Phillips appeared to apply saliva on the ball twice. The incident took place during the 34th over when Phillips allegedly put saliva on the ball after bowling the first delivery of the over.On-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Paul Reiffel didn't intervene or react when the incident took place.Asked about the incident, an ICC spokesperson told ESPNcricinfo that it was up to match officials to "deal with on-field incidents, and we don't give statements".Law 41.3 of the game, updated and put into effect on October 1, 2022, states, "When cricket resumed following the onset of Covid-19, pla...
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Zodiac signs that are great siblings – Times of India

There are as many types of sibling relationships as there are stars in the sky. When it comes to horoscope signs, some pairs seem to be together. Astrology says that the most powerful cosmic connections are made between active pairs. These siblings, whose zodiac signs are the same, each bring their own special traits that work well together. In this article, let us explore the interesting relationships between Aries and Sagittarius, Virgo and Gemini, Libra and Capricorn, Scorpio and Leo, Cancer and Pisces, and Taurus and Aquarius.1. Aries and Sagittarius:They are full of energy and they love to explore. The two signs of Aries and Sagittarius get along great. They love going on spontaneous trips with each other, which is a lot of fun and energy. Their differences make them stronger, but ...
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Shreyas Iyer’s inclusion will make a big impact: Ravi Bishnoi | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Young Indian leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi expressed confidence in Shreyas Iyer's substantial reputation as a T20 batter, anticipating a significant impact in the remaining two games of the five-match series.The designated vice-captain Iyer, who was rested for the first three matches, is set to return to action as India aim to secure the series with a 2-1 lead."It will make a big impact in our batting lineup," Bishnoi told reporters during the pre-match press conference.Iyer accumulated a total of 530 runs in 11 matches during the recent ODI World Cup."He brings a lot of reputation in T20 cricket and has been in good form in the World Cup. As a senior player his experience will also help us."The 23-year-old leg-spinner has emerged as the standout bowler in the series, securing 6 w...
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India Squad for South Africa 2023: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli rested for white-ball series in South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a development which could signal the course of India's white-ball cricket, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have asked the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to not consider them for the white-leg tour of South Africa. This has meant that the selection committee, led by Ajit Agarkar, had to name three different captains for three formats for the month-long tour.While Suryakumar Yadav continues to lead the T20I team in the absence of Rohit and Hardik Pandya, KL Rahulhas been handed the ODI captaincy and Rohit will be back to captain in the two Tests.Jasprit Bumrah has been named the vice-captain for the Test matches.Mohammed Shami has been included in the Test team subject to fitness since he is going medical treatment. While the BCCI didn't specify the nature of injury, sources said ...
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Delhi didn’t keep promise to retain me: AB de Villiers recalls 2010 snub | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: AB de Villiers, regarded as one of the finest modern-era batters, disclosed that he faced rejection from the then Delhi Daredevils after three seasons with the IPL franchise.Before achieving prominence with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the South African batting maestro experienced three relatively subdued seasons with the Delhi franchise, now recognised as Delhi Capitals.However, during a team meeting, attended by the dynamic Australian opener David Warner, de Villiers was informed of his "retention," only for the franchise to release him before the 2011 auction.Recalling the incident in his YouTube channel, 'AB de Villiers 360', the former South African skipper said: "When I played in the 2010 season, I got called into the office and was told 'you are going to get retain...
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Numerology: Numbers that are extrovert and introvert – Times of India

Whether someone is more open and extroverted or shy and introverted in their nature can help you understand them better. Extroverts like being around other people and getting all the attention, while introverts might be quieter and would rather be by themselves. Numerologyis a unique way of looking at people's personalities by connecting them to numbers. It says that different numbers have either introverted or outgoing features.People think of odd numbers like 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 as shy, while they think of even numbers like 2, 4, 6, and 8 as outgoing. Read on to know more:Odd Numbers: The shy peoplePeople with odd numbers are usually self-driven and focused on their own goals. Even though they might seem brave on the outside, people with odd numbers may spend a lot of time alone when th...
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Rahul Dravid says, ‘Haven’t yet signed a contract… had discussions on tenure with BCCI’

Rahul Dravid has revealed that he is yet to sign a contract extension which will allow him to continue as the coach of the Indian cricket team. Dravid had helped the Indian team to the final at the recently-concluded ODI World Cup, where India had suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Australia in the decider. The had been imperious in the group stage, shrugging off an illness to Shubman Gill and a tournament-ending injury to Hardik Pandya to march into the final with 10 victories in 10 matches, including the semis. After India’s defeat went down to Australia in the 50-over World Cup final, Dravid had said at a press conference that he hadn’t thought about his future as India coach, as his tenure had come to an end. “I haven’t yet signed a contract with the BCCI but had discussions on te...
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‘I haven’t signed anything yet’: Head coach Rahul Dravid on contract duration with Team India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Head coach Rahul Dravid on Thursday clarified that he has not yet formalised any paperwork regarding the duration of his contract extension with Team India.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced on Wednesday the prolonged contracts for Rahul Dravid and the support staff of Team India."The BCCI engaged in productive discussions with Rahul Dravid after the term of his contract ended following the recently concluded ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 and unanimously agreed to further the tenure," BCCI said in an official statement.However, the official announcement from BCCI did not disclose the specific duration of Dravid's contract, along with that of the rest of the staff.When asked about the length of his contract, Dravid commented, "It's announced offi...
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How the day you were born can shape your character and destiny – Times of India

Numerology has long been regarded as a tool for understanding the profound influences that numbers can have on our lives. This fascinating practice delves into the vibrational energies associated with numbers, revealing insights into personality traits, life paths, and destinies.In this article, Sidhharrth S Kumaar- Astro Numerologist & Founder, NumroVani, explores how the day you were born can shape your character and destiny.Read on to know more:1. Sunday: The Sun's DayIndividuals who were born on Sunday are blessed with the vivacious vitality that the Sun possesses. These individuals have a tendency to be natural leaders, exuding charisma and self-assurance. As a result of the Sun's influence, they are endowed with a powerful sense of purpose, and they frequently aspire to achiev...
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‘Rohit does not have much ego’: Ashwin on if Mumbai Indians make Hardik captain | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin believes that if all-rounder Hardik Pandya assumes the role of Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit Sharma will manage the situation with grace. According to Ashwin, the Team India captain Rohit Sharma lacks ego and would handle the transition smoothly.Pandya recently rejoined Mumbai Indians through an all-cash deal after a trade-off with Gujarat Titans, the IPL team he captained for two years.Pandya, who began his IPL journey with Mumbai Indians in 2015 and secured four titles, moved to Gujarat Titans in 2022. There, he led the team to victory in the same season and guided them to the runners-up position in IPL 2023.The decision to bring Pandya back to the Mumbai Indians raised eyebrows, particularly regarding the team's captaincy, which is curr...
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Shreyas Iyer back in Test squad, no place for Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara

Shreyas Iyer has made a return to the Indian Test side as the senior selection committee picked a strong team for the upcoming two-match Test series against South Africa. From the team that featured in two Tests against West Indies in July, the only major name missing out is Ajinkya Rahane, who has been dropped from the side that will be led by Rohit Sharma. Post the limited-overs leg, which includes three T20Is and as many ODIs, India and South Africa are set to play two Tests at Centurion and Johannesburg on December 26 and January 3. And even though the selectors have made changes to the make-up of the limited-overs team, they have gone in with the experienced men for the Tests as India aim to win their maiden Test series win in the Rainbow Nation. And for the first time since the 20...
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IND vs SA: Sanju Samson named in India’s ODI team for South Africa series

Sanju Samson made a return to the international set-up after being named in the One-Day International squad for India’s tour to South Africa, The Indian Express understands. India are heading to South Africa for a full-fledged series this month, starting with three T20Is, followed by three ODIs and then ending with two Test matches that will be part of the ongoing World Test Championship cycle. Samson has been in and out of the Indian set up, and last played an ODI in August this year in West Indies. He then featured in the T20Is in Ireland. But the wicketkeeper batter eventually missed out on a place in the World Cup squad. The 29-year-old made his ODI debut in July 2021 and has played 13 matches in this format, scoring 390 runs at an average of 55.71 and a strike rate of 104.00. Raja...
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IND vs SA: Suryakumar Yadav to lead India in T20Is in South Africa; KL Rahul to captain ODI side

Rohit Sharma will lead Team India in the Test series in the upcoming tour of South Africa while KL Rahul will take over the captaincy reins during the ODI leg of the tour and Suryakumar Yadav will lead the T20I side. The selectors were keen on handing Rohit the reins of the T20I team as well for the South Africa series. But, Rohit, who was joining the meeting on a video call from England, said that he was keen on taking a break from the shorter formats. (An earlier version of this article had mentioned that Rohit was to lead the team in the T20Is). Rohit’s decision is understandable, considering he led the team to the final of the recently-concluded World Cup at home. He will be leading the Indian Test team. With Hardik Pandya not available due to injury, the selection committee, head...