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‘I am enjoying my batting but I am not swinging…’: Rohit Sharma on his form in the World Cup – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma is savouring his own graceful stroke-making in the ongoing World Cup, but the Indian captain emphasises that he is not wielding his bat thoughtlessly.When Rohit confronts the bowlers upfront, his most audacious-looking shots seem to be executed with exceptional ease, in line with his unhurried batting style.While he has delivered some captivating performances in this tournament, such as his remarkable 87-run innings against England on a challenging Lucknow pitch and his dominance against the Afghanistan attack in New Delhi, the Indian opener is keen to remind everyone that he is not merely swinging his arms at random. He emphasises that he always considers the team's requirements and the match situation before making his shots."I am enjoying my batting but ...
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‘What stands out for Mohammed Siraj is his…’: AB de Villiers – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Ever since Mohammed Siraj claimed a six-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final, accolades for the Indian pacer continue to pour in with AB de Villiers also lavishing praise on the top-ranked ODI bowler.Former South African captain de Villiers emphasised that Siraj's attitude makes him stands apart and it is one thing that can really uplift you."He's still young even though we've been seeing him for ages. We are very familiar with that face and that bowling action. What stands out for him is his attitude, we've spoken about this before on this series. Attitude can really uplift you. If you never give up, if you make your attitude catch up with your teammates, the fans want you. That's where you start doing special things in the park," de Villiers said on his...
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Asia Cup 2023 Final | Siraj says practised a lot to generate outswingers from wide of the crease

[ad_1] Mohammed Siraj celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya de Silva during the Asia Cup final cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 17, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Hours of net sessions perfecting the art of getting the ball to dart in the air and then deviate away after pitching paid dividends while bamboozling Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka, India's man of the moment Mohammed Siraj, said after his magical spell of 6/21 in the Asia Cup final.Siraj dismissed Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samaraiwickrama, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya De Silva in his second over before returning to clean up Lankan skipper Dasun Shanka with a peach of a delivery."I had practised a lot on generating out-swing deliveries from wide of the crease in West Indies. M...
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Gautam Gambhir praises Dhoni: ‘MS Dhoni sacrificed his international runs so that team can win trophies’

[ad_1] For a while now, it’s been perceived in the social media that Gautam Gambhir has some gripe against MS Dhoni. It pops up every time Gambhir says something about the 2011 world cup – how all the attention has gone on one man (read MS Dhoni), and the contributions of the likes of Yuvraj Singh has gone unnoticed. He would also say in the past how the captain is as good as the team of players. Despite the fact that he has reiterated it many times even during his successful reign as captain for KKR in the IPL, the interpretation has been that he is having a go at MS Dhoni. Now, Gambhir has come out with a comment naming Dhoni and how it was a “blessing” to have Dhoni in the team. “MS (Dhoni) was the first wicketkeeper of India who could change the game with his batting. Earlier, they w...
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Axar out of first two one-dayers against Aus; Ashwin still in the mix, says Rohit Sharma

[ad_1] India captain Rohit Sharma revealed on Sunday that Axar Patel, who picked up a left quadriceps strain during the match against Bangladesh is unlikely to be available for the first two ODIs against Australia starting on Friday. It is understood that Axar will head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for his rehabilitation as the Indian team for the Australia series could see a few changes. On Saturday, while ruling him out of the Asia Cup final, the BCCI stated that Axar has a strain. However, the scan results seem to have revealed a tear. “Axar had a small tear. It looks like maybe a week or ten days (to heal), I don’t know. We have to see how that injury progresses. Some guys recover quickly, and I hope that’s the case with him. I am not sure whether he will be able to p...
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‘Spicy’: Sachin Tendulkar hails Mohammed Siraj’s fiery spell | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Asia Cup summit clash witnessed an extraordinary performance from Indian paceman Mohammed Siraj, who ran through the Sri Lankan top-order in a dazzling display of fast bowling prowess. Sri Lanka were bowled out for a mere 50 runs in just 15.2 overs, primarily due to Siraj's outstanding performance, where he claimed six wickets in seven overs.It took a little more than two hours for India to secure their historic eighth Asia Cup title in style. After Sri Lanka's batting collapse, the opening duo of Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan played a crucial role in India's triumph. Their fifty-run partnership was instrumental in India's comprehensive victory in the final, held at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.The Asia Cup win was met with widespread acclaim from cr...
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‘A kick to the rear end…’: Sri Lanka coach disappointed with Asia Cup final loss | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood on Sunday expressed disappointment over his team's lackluster performance in the Asia Cup final. However, he viewed the defeat as a valuable wake-up call for his side, coming just before the ODI World Cup next month.In a dismal display, Sri Lanka was shot out for a mere 50 runs, courtesy an outstanding bowling performance of India pacer Mohammed Siraj, who took six for 21.Consequently, India secured an emphatic 10-wicket victory for an 8thAsia Cup title.“We played very good cricket to get to the final. I think we have to regroup and put some confidence into the players.“You know sometimes a bit of a kick to the rear end is not the worst thing before going into a big tournament,” said Silverwood during the post-match press meet.Silverwood...
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This tournament wouldn’t have been possible without…’: Mohammed Siraj after Asia Cup victory | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Star Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj, who was named player-of-the-match for his sensational bowling in the Asia Cup final, on Sunday gave full credit to Lankan groundsmen for making this tournament a huge success.In a nice gesture, Siraj donated his player-of-the-match cash award of $5,000 to the ground staff who worked tirelessly through the rain-hit Asia Cup."This cash prize goes to the groundsmen. They deserve it fully, this tournament wouldn't have been possible without them," Siraj said at the post-match presentation in Colombo after India's crushing 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the final.Siraj delivered a devastating bowling spell in the final match, where he managed to capture four wickets in the fourth over. This remarkable performance contributed significantly t...
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‘Miyan Magic’: Mohammed Siraj’s devastating spell against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup final explained | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India pacer Mohammed Siraj, who is known as Miyan Magic among his peers, produced one of the most devastating bowling spells in an ODI final on Sunday as he helped his team bundled out hosts Sri Lanka for just 50 at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. India then chased down the target in just 6.1 overs to register an emphatic 10-wicket victory to lift the Asia Cup trophy.Siraj was simply outstanding, utilising the overcast conditions to his advantage effectively. He got huge movement off the pitch and was unplayable for the Lankans batters. He used the crease effectively to make the ball swing and seam to his tune and left the Sri Lankan batters with no answers. Siraj deservedly stole the limelight with his stunning opening spell, when he took four wickets in one over and l...
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‘You get what’s in your destiny’: Mohammad Siraj on his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Star Indian pacer Mohammad Siraj ripped apart Sri Lanka batting line-up, grabbing his maiden five-wicket haul in one-day internationals (ODI) during the Asia Cup 2023 final in Colombo on Sunday.Siraj's career-best figures of 6/21 brought Sri Lanka down to their knees in just the first six overs of the match by picking up a fifer. With this, Siraj equalled the feat of former Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas for the fastest ODI five-wicket haul, achieving this remarkable feat in a mere 16 deliveries.Siraj reached a significant milestone by taking his 50th ODI wicket in his 29th ODI appearance. This achievement is a testament to his skill and consistency as a bowler. Notably, he now shares the fourth position in the list of the fastest Indian bowlers to achieve this milestone."F...
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‘Injuries so close to the WC could really cost you’: Rahul Dravid before Asia Cup final

[ad_1] The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled to begin on October 5, 2023, and several key players from different teams are currently nursing injuries. However, this could have a significant impact on the tournament, as teams will be looking to field their strongest possible sides. For India, Shreyas Iyer is currently sidelined with back spasms, while Axar Patel has been struggling with multiple niggles. Highlighting this aspect, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid raised concerns and said, “All teams are in a similar position, injuries so close to the WC could really cost you.” “We just need to keep our fingers crossed, trust our processes. We are in a tricky situation where some guys need to be rested, while some guys need some cricket. It is a tricky balance to achieve,” Dravid told S...
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Mohammed Siraj’s six wickets enables India to bundle out Sri Lanka for 50; lowest total in Asia Cup

[ad_1] Mohammed Siraj celebrates a wicket during the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka in Colombo on September 17, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP After electing to bat first, Sri Lanka wobbled under some fiery bowling from the Indian bowlers as they were bowled out for 50 during the Asia Cup 2023 final in Colombo on September 17.To be precise, this is the lowest total in the Asia Cup. The previous record was held by Bangladesh against Pakistan in 2000. They were bundled out for 87 in that match.Jasprit Bumrah removed Kusal Perera in the first over and then it was Mohammed Siraj’s show all the way. He bowled splendidly to trouble the Sri Lankan top order batsmen and took 6 for 21. Hardik Pandya also joined the wicket-taking spree to take 3 for 3. Kusal Mendis was the top scorer for Sri Lan...
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Sri Lanka 1/0 in 0.1 Overs | Live Cricket Score of IND vs SL Final: Sri Lanka ask India to bowl first in Asia Cup final – The Times of India

[ad_1] India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (In for Tilak Varma), KL Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (In for Suryakumar Yadav), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar (In for Axar Patel), Jasprit Bumrah (In for Mohammad Shami), Kuldeep Yadav (In for Shardul Thakur), Mohammed Siraj (In for Prasidh Krishna).!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded = !0; n.version = '2.0'; n.queue = []; ...
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IND vs SL Live Score: India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Final Updates

[ad_1] While India will be strengthened by the return of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj, an elbow, wrist, and hamstring injury to Axar Patel has forced the team management to send an SOS to off-spinning allrounder Washington Sundar!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded = !0; n.version = '2.0'; n.queue = []; t = b.createElement(e); t.async = !0; t.defe...
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Asia Cup 2023 Final, India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo Weather Forecast, September 17: Rain threat remains but reserve day in place | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] The weather in Colombo has remained cloudy and rainy throughout the 'Super 4' stage of the Asia Cup, and the forecast is not any different for the final between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be played on Sunday at the R Premadasa Stadium.As per the latest weather updates for Sunday, there is a possibility of thunderstorms with scattered showers through the afternoon and evening.However, like the India vs Pakistan match in the 'Super 4' stage, the final also has a reserve day in case rain plays spoil sport on Sunday.India and Sri Lanka finished the 'Super 4' stage with four points each to qualify for the final, but India finished on top of the table with a better net run rate. Bangladesh and Pakistan, who finished third and fourth respectively, were eliminated. The final is sche...
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India vs Sri Lanka playing XI tip-off, Asia Cup 2023 final: Kohli, Bumrah and Pandya to return, Shardul to keep his place

[ad_1] India will take on Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 on Sunday in Colombo. Rohit Sharma’s men have looked like a near-perfect team while batting first and defending the totals posted at the ongoing tournament. On Friday, however, the men in blue’s chasing finesse was put to test by Bangladesh – who won their first Asia Cup ODI against India since 2012.Sri Lanka on the other hand, are coming on the back of a stunning last-ball win against Pakistan that allowed them to pip Babar Azam and Co in the race to qualify for the final.The Indian Express looks at the changes both the teams are likely to make for the summit clash in the Sri Lankan capital. Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka is embraced by Dunith Wellalage and Matheesha Pathirana as they celebrate their two wickets win in...
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‘Virat Kohli’s form augurs well for India’: Coach Rajkumar Sharma ahead of Asia Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: As Team India prepares to take on Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final on Sunday, Virat Kohli's childhood coach, Rajkumar Sharma, has expressed optimism about the former India skipper's recent form and emphasised that Kohli's ability to consistently contribute, even without centuries, signifies his prowess.Kohli has once again showcased his cricketing mettle by achieving the milestone of becoming the fastest batter to score 13,000 runs in the ODI format during an exceptional innings against Pakistan in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup.With this feat, Kohli joined an elite group of five players to reach this landmark in men's ODIs."Kohli is already in great form in the year 2023. There was a phase when he was not scoring big runs. It was not like he was out of form. He was s...
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Injured Axar Patel ruled out of Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: All-rounder Axar Patel will not feature in the India-Sri Lanka Asia Cup final on Sunday due to a quadriceps strain, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed. Axar sustained the injury during India's Super Four match against Bangladesh on Friday.Earlier, all-rounder Washington Sundar, who is part of India's Asian Games squad was called up as a cover for the injured Axar.Along with the thigh injury, Axar also sustained injuries to his arms during India's six-run loss to Bangladesh."Axar Patel has been ruled out of the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka due to a left quadriceps strain sustained during India's Super Four match against Bangladesh on Friday. The Men’s Selection Committee has named Washington Sundar as a replacement. The all-rounder arrived...
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Asia Cup Final: Matthew Hayden highlights Shubman Gill’s crucial role in Team India – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Ahead of the highly-anticipated Asia Cup final between India and Sri Lanka, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has emphasised the pivotal role young Indian batsman Shubman Gill is set to play in the match. Hayden believes that Gill's class, timing, and current form will be decisive factors for the Rohit Sharma-led Indian side.In a recent match against Bangladesh, Gill's brilliance shone through as he scored a remarkable 121 off 133 balls on a challenging pitch at the R.Premadasa Stadium. His performance was a testament to his ability to handle pressure and adapt to difficult conditions, where few of his teammates managed to excel with the bat. Gill's innings included eight boundaries and five sixes, although it ultimately went in vain as India narrowly lost by six ...
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India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023 Final: India hope to end five-year wait for a title triumph | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Rohit Sharma's Indian team enters the Asia Cup final on Sunday as strong contenders to break their five-year trophy drought in multi-nation events, despite lingering uncertainties. While Axar Patel's recurrent injuries remain a concern for the Indian team, Sri Lanka face a more significant setback with the absence of their premier spinner, Maheesh Theekshana, due to a right hamstring injury.A glimpse into India's trophy cabinet painfully highlights their inability to secure titles over the past half a decade. Sunday offers an excellent opportunity for them to end this frustrating streak. A victory ahead of the upcoming World Cup would provide the perfect morale boost for a team that hasn't yet checked all the boxes but has displayed considerably more stability than anticipated a f...