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Record-breaking Chamari denies India clean sweep as SL win final T20I

Skipper Chamari Athapaththu struck a counter-attacking 48-ball 80 as Sri Lanka outplayed India by seven wickets in the third and final T20I to avoid a whitewash here on Monday. The 32-year-old Chamari smashed 14 boundaries and one six and in the process became the only cricketer from the island nation to get to the 2000-run mark in T20Is. Tillakaratne Dilshan (1889) is the highest run-scorer among the male cricketers from Sri Lanka. Chasing a modest 139 to avoid a clean sweep by the Indians, Sri Lankan batting finally came good as the hosts hunt down the target with three overs to spare to claim a consolation win. The three-match T20I series thus ended 2-1 in favour of India, who stuttered after opting to bat before skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s resilient 39 not out (33b; 3×4, 1×6) propped...
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Rohit Sharma can be relieved as captain from T20s: Virender Sehwag

Former India opener Virender Sehwag feels current skipper Rohit Sharma could be relieved from captaincy duties from T20s so that the 35-year-old can manage his workload better. Rohit has not been able to feature in all of India’s matches since taking over as captain due to injuries and workload management. “If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as captain in the T20 format, then I think, Rohit (Sharma) could be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration going forward,” Sehwag told PTI in an interview. “One, that would allow Rohit to manage his workload and mental fatigue, given his age. Rohit Sharma is down with Covid-19 infection these days. (FILE) “Two, once someone new is appointed as captain in T20s, it would also allow Rohit to take breaks and reju...
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Virat Kohli hits 67; Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja also score fifties in warm-up game | Cricket News – Times of India

LEICESTER: Virat Kohli showed his class, hitting an impressive 67 off 98 balls while Shreyas Iyer (62) and Ravindra Jadeja (56 not out) also got ample batting practice as India finished their second innings on 364 for 7 against Leicestershire on day three of their four-day warm-up match here on Saturday. Kohli, who has been enduring a prolonged lean patch, decorated his innings with five boundaries and two sixes. He was ably supported by Iyer, who scored his runs off 89 balls with the help of 11 boundaries, and Jadeja who struck 10 fours during his unbeaten knock. ☕️ 𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐒@BCCI reach the close on day two 364/9, leading by 366. Jadeja is unbeaten on 56. Kohli top scored with… https://t.co/D5SN0IQLW8— Leicestershire Foxes 🏏 (@leicsccc) 1656174879000But Chesteshwar Pujara could only manag...
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BCCI ties up with Australian S&C Association to create pool of trainers | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: In its bid to create uniformity in training system across ranks, the BCCI has joined hands with Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) to create a pool of world class trainers (S&C coaches) in the country. Recently, the BCCI has formed its Sports Science section at the National Cricket Academy, which is being headed by former national team head physio Dr Nitin Patel. They have now come up with the concept of creating a programme that will "increase the knowledge base of fitness trainers across all levels in BCCI." The concept note that the BCCI shared with state unit trainers, which is in possession of PTI, it is understood that the idea is to ensure that from U-19 (men and women) to senior state teams and subsequently national teams, the same training ...
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Bowlers did a good job: Smriti Mandhana | Cricket News – Times of India

(Photo credit: @BCCIWomen Twitter)DAMBULLA: Star India opener Smriti Mandhana hailed her side's bowling unit for getting the job done as they clinched the three-match Women's T20 International series against Sri Lanka with a five-wicket win in the second match here on Saturday. India dished out an impressive bowling display in both spin and pace departments, choking Sri Lanka to a paltry 125/7 after the home side were 87 for no loss inside 14 overs. In reply, India overcame some early hiccups to secure the series-clinching win and take an unassailable 2-0 lead. "They (bowlers) did a really good job today and also in the last match to defend 139," Mandhana said at the post-match press conference. The Indian bowlers struggled to get a breakthrough early on as the Sri Lankan opening duo of...
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Harmanpreet leads India to series sealing win over Sri Lanka

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur contributed with both bat and ball to steer the Indian women’s cricket team to a series sealing five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second T20 here on Saturday. Vice captain Smriti Mandhana’s (39 off 34 balls) experience complemented by the exuberance of both Shefali Verma (17 off 10 balls) and Sabbhineni Meghana (17 off 10 balls) helped India chase down the 126-run target in 19.1 overs. India stuttered in what should have been a comfortable run chase before Harmanpreet took India home with an unbeaten 31 of 32 balls. Sri Lanka squandered a fine start to post a below par 125 for seven. The third and final T20 will be played here on Monday. Captain @ImHarmanpreet bags the Player of the Match award for her superb all-round performance. 👌👌#TeamIndia win the 2nd ...
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PCB to challenge IPL’s proposed extended window at ICC meet

Feeling “short-changed”, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to challenge the proposed two-and-a-half month expanded window for the Indian Premier League. PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said that the issue will be raised at the next ICC conference. “There has been no announcement or decision as yet on the IPL window being increased. I will give my views on this issue at the ICC conference,” Raja said during a media conference on Friday. “My point is clear: if there is any development in world cricket that means we are being short-changed, we will challenge it in a very forceful manner and put our point across strongly in the ICC,” he said. The PCB’s decision to officially challenge the decision comes weeks after BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, in an exclusive interview to PTI said that the ...
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India eye improved top-order show in 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka

Eyeing a series-clinching victory, the Indian women’s cricket team would expect a better showing from its top-order when it takes on Sri Lanka in the second T20 International, here on Saturday.The Indians made a positive start to the limited-overs tour of the Island nation with a 34-run win in the series-opener on Thursday. The team would not only aim to secure the three-match series but also address the grey areas and continue the winning momentum ahead of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, where women’s cricket will make its debut in the T20 format. A vital knock 👍Last-over blitz 💥Sensational catch 🙌 Post-match conversations with @JemiRodrigues and @Deepti_Sharma06 as they discuss it all after #TeamIndia's win in the first #SLvIND T20I. 👏 🎥 pic.twitter.com/7SW9t6JJOs — BCCI Women (@B...
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R Ashwin recovers from COVID-19, joins Indian squad ahead of Edgbaston Test | Cricket News – Times of India

(Photo credit: BCCI Twitter)LEICESTER: Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin joined the Indian squad in Leicester ahead of the fifth, rescheduled Test match against England after recovering from COVID-19 and completing all necessary protocols. He was seen with the team before the start of their practice game against Leicestershire. Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin could not board the flight to England after being tested positive for COVID-19. The off-spinner had come to Mumbai to travel with the Test team on June 16 but had to follow the quarantine. He is not part of India's squad for the warm-up game against Leicestershire, which started on Thursday. India will lock horns with England for the rescheduled fifth Test at Old Trafford starting on July 1. But before that, it is playing a four-d...
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Clinical India choke Sri Lanka, take 1-0 lead in T20I series

The Indian bowlers choked the Sri Lankan women’s team after Jemimah Rodrigues’s vital knock on return to secure a convincing 34-run victory in the first T20 International on Thursday. Defending a modest 139, left-arm spinner Radha Yadav (2/22) made her presence felt right after the powerplay by dismissing the dangerous-looking Sri Lankan captain Chamari Athapaththu (16) and Harsihtha Madavi (10) in three balls. Reduced to 27 for three inside seven overs, Sri Lanka never managed to get going in the run chase, which was further derailed by some tight bowling by seamer Deepti Pooja Vastrakar in the middle overs en route to a tidy spell of 4-1-13-1. Deepti Sharma gave India a flying start, dismissing opener Vishmi Gunaratne (0) in the second over. The senior off-spinner was at her miserly b...
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BCCI has no money for DRS in Ranji Trophy final! | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The absence of a Decision Review System (DRS) in the ongoing Ranji Trophy final between Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium has left many intrigued. It perhaps gave in-form Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan a 'life' when he survived a close lbw appeal off MP seamer Gaurav Yadav. Over the next four days, it could have a greater impact on the fate of the final. The BCCI had experimented with 'limited DRS' during the Ranji Trophy semifinals and final in the 2019-20 season. This restricted version of DRS did not comprise Hawk-Eye and UltraEdge -- key elements of the system in international cricket. The decision came about after Test star Cheteshwar Pujara got reprieved twice (caught behind) while playing in the Ranji Trophy semifinal for Saurashtra against Karnataka i...
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We have not made any offer to Wriddhiman Saha, say GCA and BCA | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Wriddhiman Saha, who wants to move out of Bengal to ply his trade as a professional, hasn't received any significant offer from any of the top states, contrary to what he had claimed. Gujarat and Baroda, which were being linked with Saha's likely inter-state transfer, have denied making any offers to the 40-Test veteran. Saha had claimed that he had offers "from quite a few state associations but I have not given my go-ahead to either of them." "I can confirm that Gujarat Cricket Association has made no such offer to Wriddhiman Saha. We have a young keeper named Het Patel, who is doing very well for us. Why in the world would we try to spoil his career," senior GCA official Anil Patel told PTI. When Baroda CA secretary Ajit Lele, who is currently in the United States, was con...
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Washington Sundar likely to make county debut, to play for Lancashire

India all-rounder Washington Sundar could make his debut in English county cricket this season, for Lancashire.Sundar’s move, however, will be subject to fitness, according to ESPNcricinfo. Sundar could become the second Indian to feature in the country season after Cheteshwar Pujara, who has already played for Sussex in division two. The 22-year-old Chennai player, who has nearly recovered from his hand injury, and and is currently doing his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), could play in three County Championship games from July, and the entire 50-over Royal London Cup. Sundar will be making his comeback in red-ball cricket since sustaining a finger injury in July last year.The injury sidelined him from India’s tour of England last year and also the second leg of t...
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Shahid Afridi says ‘Whatever they say will happen’ on BCCI’s plan to have longer IPL

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi said that India has the biggest cricket market and “whatever they say will happen.” Speaking on SAMAA TV’s show Game Set Match, the swashbuckling opener said, “It all comes down to the market and the economy. The biggest [cricket] market is India. Whatever they will say will happen.” Afridi was talking about BCCI’s decision to host a longer IPL which could potentially affect Pakistan’s international fixtures. Recently, the IPL media rights were sold for a staggering amount of Rs 48,390 crore. Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, announced soon after that IPL is going to have a bigger window from 2024. “India has seen a digital revolution & the sector has endless potential. The digital landscape has changed the way cricket is watched. It has been a bi...
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Deepak Chahar will take another five weeks to get fit, Washington Sundar to play for Lancashire | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: India's T20 specialist Deepak Chahar will take four to five more weeks to completely recover from the hamstring injury, which had kept him out of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Pacer Chahar and another centrally-contracted cricketer Washington Sundar, recovering from a hand injury, are currently doing their rehabilitation at NCA along with the likes of T Natarajan. In another significant development, spin all-rounder Washington is set to fly to England to play for leading county side Lancashire. "Washington is nearing full fitness and he needs a lot of game time, which he will get only in red ball cricket. He is going to play for Lancashire and this exposure will do him a world of good," a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. WI tour or Asia Cup could be Chahar'...
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Rahul Dravid joins Team India in Leicester ahead of fifth Test against England | Cricket News – Times of India

LEICESTER (England): Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has joined the Test squad in Leicester, where they will take on Leicestershire in a four-day warm-up game match ahead of their fifth and final Test against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham which will start from July 1. "Look who's here! Head Coach Rahul Dravid has joined the Test squad in Leicester. #TeamIndia," tweeted the BCCI. Look who's here! Head Coach Rahul Dravid has joined the Test squad in Leicester. 💪💪 #TeamIndia https://t.co/O6UJVSgxQd— BCCI (@BCCI) 1655804274000Ahead of the rescheduled fifth Test against England, Team India on Friday began training for the match after arriving in London for the tour. India will lock horns with England for the rescheduled fifth Test at Old Trafford starting on July 1. But before that,...
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R Ashwin missed plane to England after testing positive for COVID-19: BCCI source | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has not travelled to the United Kingdom along with his team mates for the one-off 'fifth Test' after testing positive for COVID-19, a BCCI source told PTI on Monday. Ashwin is currently in quarantine and will only join the squad after meeting all protocols requirements. The Indian team had left for UK on June 16. "Ashwin hasn't travelled with the squad to UK as he has tested positive for Covid 19 before departure. But we are hopeful that he will recover well in time before the Test match starts on July 1," a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "However he might miss the practice game against Leicestershire," the source added. The rest of the squad is already in Leicester and started training under supervision of bowling coac...
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar was special through the series: Mark Boucher

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher termed India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s performance in the series as “special” while ruing the absence of Aiden Markram, who he feels could have made a lot of difference for the Proteas over the course of the five T20Is. Bhuvneshwar, who now only plays white-ball cricket, got six wickets in four completed games and gave away only 85 runs in 14 overs at an economy rate which was just a shade above six runs per over. “Bhuvi was special in this whole series as we came up against some quality bowling. He put us under pressure in Powerplays and barring one game (Delhi), where we got off to a good start, they have dominated us with both ball and bat in Powerplays,” Boucher said after the series ended in 2-2 despite Proteas going 2-0 up at the onset. Howev...
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Ireland-bound Indian squad to get three-day break to rejuvenate | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The BCCI has decided to give the Ireland-bound Indian T20 squad, led by Hardik Pandya, a three-day break before it leaves for the two-match series in Malahide. While Rahul Dravid, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will be taking an early morning flight on Monday for London, the BCCI wants its T20 specialists to take a short break. "All the players selected for the Ireland T20s are going home for a three-day break. Although there is no bio-bubble they didn't have families with them for the series and some are playing non-stop since IPL. "It's only fair that they spend some time at home," a senior BCCI source told PTI on Sunday. It is understood that all the members of the Ireland-bound squad will assemble in Mumbai on June 23 along with NCA head VVS Laxman and his team of support ...