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ICC T20I Rankings: Kohli, Rahul maintain their top-10 positions; Bhuvneshwar, Chahal move up | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC T20I Rankings: Kohli, Rahul maintain their top-10 positions; Bhuvneshwar, Chahal move up | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India captain Virat Kohli and senior batsman KL Rahul stayed put at fifth and sixth position respectively in the latest ICC rankings for the T20 International batsmen issued on Wednesday. However, both Rahul and Kohli are not part of the Indian team that is playing a T20 series in Sri Lanka, the dividends of which were reaped by pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who moved up to 16th position in the bowlers' list after his 4/22 in the first game last Sunday. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who was economical in the first game, has gained 10 places to be 21st on that list where Sri Lankan Wanindu Hasaranga with a stellar performance is placed second. In the T20I batsmen's list, Rohit Sharma has dropped to 14th without playing while Shikhar Dhawan after his 38-ball-46 is now 29th. In the ODI l...
1st T20I: Suryakumar, Bhuvneshwar star in easy India victory over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st T20I: Suryakumar, Bhuvneshwar star in easy India victory over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Suryakumar Yadav's golden run with the bat was beautifully complemented by the Indian bowling unit led by Bhuvneshar Kumar as the visitors outclassed Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the first T20 International on Sunday. If Surya's second T20 International half-century -- an attractive 50 off 34 balls -- ensured a decent total of 164 for 5, Yuzvendra Chahal (1/19 in 4 overs) oozed class while Deepak Chahar (2/24 in 3 overs) and Bhuvneshwar (4/22 in 3.3 overs) picked up wickets when it mattered most, bowling the hosts out for 126 in 18.3 overs. Scorecard | As it happenedIn fact, from 111/4 in the 16th over, Sri Lanka lost their last six wickets for only 15 runs. In what will be the final international audition before T20 World Cup, Chahal gave his all in presence of IPL star and debutan...
2nd ODI: Deepak Chahar scripts India’s series-sealing win over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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2nd ODI: Deepak Chahar scripts India’s series-sealing win over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Tail-ender Deepak Chahar brought India back from the dead with a steely 69 off 82 balls and script the visiting team's series-sealing victory in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Chasing 276, India were down and out at 193 for seven before Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 not out off 28) forged an unbeaten 84-run stand to seal a memorable win for the visitors who extended their record of not losing an ODI on Sri Lanka soil since 2012. Scorecard | As it happenedA struggling Sri Lankan outfit badly needed a morale-boosting win but has only itself to blame for not finishing the job from a commanding position. Chahar, whose highest score before this game was 12, showed remarkable resolve and composure under pressure to take his team over the line with five balls to spare...
Shastri and Dravid have different styles of motivating players, says Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shastri and Dravid have different styles of motivating players, says Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO [Sri Lanka]: Shikhar Dhawan, India white-ball captain for the Sri Lanka tour, on Saturday said that Ravi Shastri and Rahul Dravid have their own qualities and both the greats have different styles of motivating players. India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in three ODIs and three T20Is, beginning Sunday. First, the ODI leg will be played and after that, the T20Is will get underway. Dhawan will lead the side, while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will act as his deputy. "I have interacted with all the younger colleagues, I have seen their nature and their skills in the nets. We guys have a great vibe in the team, it has been one month here. We are looking forward to tomorrow's game," Dhawan said during a virtual press conference. "This series is important, any series we play for India is ...
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not averse to wearing Test whites again | Cricket News – Times of India
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar not averse to wearing Test whites again | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Bhuvneshwar Kumar wasn’t picked for the England tour — but he was one player whose absence was constantly spoken about as one of the reasons India lost the World Test Championship (WTC) final to New Zealand at Southampton, where the conditions were ideal for seam and swing bowling. Former England captains Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain, and ex-India off-spinner and selector Sarandeep Singh all felt that ‘Bhuvi,’ still one of the best natural swing bowlers around, should’ve been an automatic choice for England. The 31-year-old instead found himself with the Indian team in Sri Lanka for a white-ball series, being named as the vice-captain of the side. To be fair to the selectors, Bhuvneshwar played the last of his 21 Tests in January 2018. In comparison, he has played 117 ODI...
No particular format is priority and l am not looking too far ahead: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Test future | Cricket News – Times of India
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No particular format is priority and l am not looking too far ahead: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Test future | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Bhuvneshwar Kumar doesn't want to prioritise any of the three formats but is not averse to the idea of once again wearing the India whites in Test cricket in future. The absence of Indian white ball team's "temporary" vice-captain in England was felt during the World Test Championship final and he set the record straight with regards recent talks on whether he himself doesn't want to play the traditional format. So what's his take on playing Test cricket in the next 12-18 month cycle? "To be honest, there is no priority for me whether it's red ball or white ball, if I am selected in red ball and I am part of any team, I will definitely try to contribute. "I am not looking to prioritise white or red ball cricket. So working on preparing for all formats," Bhuvneshwar said ahead o...
T20 World Cup contest against Pakistan will be high intensity: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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T20 World Cup contest against Pakistan will be high intensity: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

A clash between India and Pakistan is always a “high intensity” game but the team is not currently thinking about the T20 World Cup as there is a lot of cricket left before the marquee event, said experienced seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Arch-rivals India and Pakistan were on Friday placed in the same group for the T20 World Cup as the ICC announced the pools for its flagship event, set to be played in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14. “Look, it is always exciting to play against Pakistan and it is always a pressure match, so of course it is going to be, you know, a high intensity match,” Bhuvneshwar, who is currently in Sri Lanka for the limited over series, said at a virtual press conference. “But to be honest we haven’t really thought about it, how it is goin...
Youngsters will carry their IPL confidence into SL series, feels Bhuvneshwar Kumar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Youngsters will carry their IPL confidence into SL series, feels Bhuvneshwar Kumar | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Six uncapped players in the squad might make it seem that India have come with an inexperienced group for the white-ball series against Sri Lanka but tour vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar says it is not the case as the entire lot has the requisite confidence thanks to IPL. With major stars like skipper Virat Kohli and his limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma in England for an upcoming Test series, the Indian team for series against Sri Lanka is being led by opener Shikhar Dhawan and features half a dozen uncapped players. Many of them impressed in the suspended Indian Premier League and have been rewarded with their maiden India call-up. They include Devdutt Padikkal, pacer Chetan Sakaria, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Varun Chakravarthy. "We have good players...
Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian squad gets into the ‘groove’ for Sri Lanka series | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian squad gets into the ‘groove’ for Sri Lanka series | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team is leaving no stone unturned to prepare for the upcoming Sri Lanka series, which gets underway from July 18. The tour comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is will start from July 18 after the series was rescheduled last week. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday shared a glimpse of how the players are training ahead of the series. In the video, batsmen can be seen middling the ball while some others can be seen honing their skills on the field. "Prep & More Prep Right, Batting, Bowling Fielding. #TeamIndia in the groove for the Sri Lanka series," BCCI tweeted. Prep & More Prep 🤜🤛Batting 🔥Bowling 💪Fielding ⚡️#TeamIndia in the groove for the Sri Lanka series 👌 👍 #SLvIND https://t.co/JBoyrlx8l1— BCCI (@BCCI) 162606420000...
Youngsters will carry their IPL confidence into Sri Lanka series, feels Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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Youngsters will carry their IPL confidence into Sri Lanka series, feels Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Six uncapped players in the squad might make it seem that India have come with an inexperienced group for the white-ball series against Sri Lanka but tour vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar says it is not the case as the entire lot has the requisite confidence thanks to IPL. With major stars like skipper Virat Kohli and his limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma in England for an upcoming Test series, the Indian team for series against Sri Lanka is being led by opener Shikhar Dhawan and features half a dozen uncapped players. Many of them impressed in the suspended Indian Premier League and have been rewarded with their maiden India call-up. They include Devdutt Padikkal, pacer Chetan Sakaria, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Varun Chakravarthy. “We have good pla...
Good for the boys to come out of quarantine and get moving: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India
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Good for the boys to come out of quarantine and get moving: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Rahul Dravid, Team India head coach for the Sri Lanka tour has said that it is great that his side is able to come out of quarantine in Sri Lanka and finally start training ahead of the limited-overs series. The Indian contingent first spent 14 days in quarantine in Mumbai and upon landing in Sri Lanka, the touring party spent a further three days in hard quarantine. "It has been nearly 17-18 days that we have been in some sort of quarantine. Really good for the boys to get out and just get moving a little bit. A nice little area in front of the lawn before we practice tomorrow, we have an open space," said Dravid in a video posted on the website of BCCI. Out of quarantine 👍Fun activities 😎#TeamIndia made the most out of their day off post quarantine before they he… https://t.c...
Not taking Bhuvneshwar Kumar to England huge mistake, Shardul Thakur should have been part of WTC squad: Sarandeep Singh | Cricket News – Times of India
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Not taking Bhuvneshwar Kumar to England huge mistake, Shardul Thakur should have been part of WTC squad: Sarandeep Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Not taking "your best swing bowler" Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the tour of England is a huge mistake and Shardul Thakur should have been a part of the 15-man squad for the World Test Championship (WTC) final that India lost, feels former selector Sarandeep Singh. Since Thakur was not a part of the 15-man squad, he could not be drafted into the playing eleven as the fast-bowling all-rounder, after rain in Southampton made conditions more favourable for the pace bowlers. And not picking Bhuvneshwar for the WTC final and the five Tests against England starting August 4 is baffling, said Sarandeep whose tenure ended with the triumph in Australia earlier this year. "The playing eleven picked two days ago before the game was perfect with two spinners in it. But it should have been change...
Not taking Bhuvneshwar to UK huge mistake, Shardul should have been part of WTC squad: Sarandeep
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Not taking Bhuvneshwar to UK huge mistake, Shardul should have been part of WTC squad: Sarandeep

Not taking “your best swing bowler” Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the tour of England is a huge mistake and Shardul Thakur should have been a part of the 15-man squad for the World Test Championship final that India lost, feels former selector Sarandeep Singh. Since Thakur was not a part of the 15-man squad, he could not be drafted into the playing eleven as the fast bowling all-rounder after rain in Southampton made conditions more favourable for the pace bowlers. And not picking Bhuvneshwar for the WTC final and the five Tests against England starting August 4 is baffling, said Sarandeep whose tenure ended with the triumph in Australia earlier this year. “The playing eleven picked two days ago before the game was perfect with two spinners in it. But it should have been changed as ...
Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

New Delhi: Handed responsibility to lead the Indian team on the Sri Lanka tour, opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday said he feels humbled after being appointed captain of the national side. India will play three ODIs and as many T20s in Colombo starting July 13. The selectors picked a bunch of fresh faces for the Sri Lanka series on Thursday as the main team is in the UK for the World Test Championship final and five Tests against England. "Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country. Thank you for all your wishes," tweeted Dhawan. Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country 🇮🇳 Thank you for all your wishes 🙏 https://t.co/SbywALBTwZ— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1623400677000The 35-year-old has played 34 Tests, 145 ODIs and 65 T20s. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named Dhawan's deputy. Five ...
IND Vs SL: Dhawan Captain, Bhuvi Vice-Captain & Dravid Coach For ODI & T20 Series | Check Full Squad
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IND Vs SL: Dhawan Captain, Bhuvi Vice-Captain & Dravid Coach For ODI & T20 Series | Check Full Squad

New Delhi: BCCI has announced India's squad for the 3-match ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan is India's captain for the series while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named vice-captain. The team is completely different from the team that has travelled to England to play the World Test Championship Final. This announcement has cemented the speculations about BCCI's two-team approach. i.e, two different teams for two different formats. Check Out India's Full Squad Below: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakrav...
‘Can’t go from being Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shoaib Akhtar’: Irfan Pathan on swing bowling
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‘Can’t go from being Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shoaib Akhtar’: Irfan Pathan on swing bowling

Citing examples of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shoaib Akhtar, former India seamer Irfan Pathan underlined the difference between swing and pace and stated that batsmen always find it more difficult to handle the moving ball. In his column for The Playfield Magazine, Pathan said that while both have their own share of advantages, swing bowlers can’t become fast bowlers as it would result in losing their swing and not having extra pace. “The desperation to belong to the fast bowler category will leave you with nothing; you cannot go from being Bhuvneshwar to Shoaib Akhtar, it’s impossible. You will lose your swing, and yet not be quick enough to hustle the batsman,” “My one suggestion to bowlers is to not sacrifice swing just to add an extra 4-5 clicks. It will leave you stranded. ...
I didn’t realise importance of adding pace to my bowling early on: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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I didn’t realise importance of adding pace to my bowling early on: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says he never realised the importance of adding pace to his bowling in his formative years but once he did, it helped him “maintain that swing” which keeps batsmen guessing. “To be honest, first couple of years I didn’t realise pace is something that needs to be added,” he said in a video posted by his IPL team SunRisers Hyderabad on its twitter handle. “As I kept playing, I realised with swing I need to improve my pace because bowling in late 120kph or just 130kph, batsmen were adjusting to the swing. So, I wanted to increase the pace, but I didn’t know how to do it… The 31-year-old has so far taken 63 wickets in 21 Tests, 138 and 45 scalps in 117 ODIs and 48 T20Is. “Fortunately, I was able to improve the pace and that really helped me in th...
Bhuvneshwar Kumar loses father to cancer | Off the field News – Times of India
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar loses father to cancer | Off the field News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father, Kiran Pal Singh, passed away in Meerut on Thursday (May 20) due to liver cancer. He was 63. Kiran Pal Singh had worked with the Uttar Pradesh police before taking voluntary retirement. He had been suffering from the illness since September 2020. His condition deteriorated in the last few weeks. He underwent chemotherapy in Delhi and Noida. However, his condition became worse again two weeks ago and was admitted to a hospital in Ganganagar. Kiran Pal Singh is survived by Indresh Devi, his wife and Bhuvneshwar and Rekha, his children. Bhuvneshwar is not a part of the India Test side for the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the five-Test series against England. He’s expected to be picked for the Indian limited-overs s...
Cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s Father Passes Away Due To Cancer; Raina Offers Condolences
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Cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s Father Passes Away Due To Cancer; Raina Offers Condolences

New Delhi: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's father, Kiran Pal Singh, passed away at his Meerut residence on Thursday afternoon after battling liver infection since last eight months.Singh is now survived by his wife Indresh Devi and son and daughter Bhuvneshwar and Rekha.The news about cricketer's father's demise was shared by former batsman Suresh Raina on Twitter. “Very sorry to hear about your Father @BhuviOfficial! May his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to you & your family..Om Shanti,” Raina tweeted.The 63-year-old, who was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer and also had liver ailments. According to reports, Singh was undergoing medical treatment at the All Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi post a check-up with doctors in the UK. S...
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father passes away due to cancer in Meerut
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father passes away due to cancer in Meerut

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father Kiran Pal Singh passed away at his Meerut residence on Thursday. The 63-year-old was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer and also had liver ailments but his condition deteriorated two weeks ago. The former Uttar Pradesh police employee had opted for voluntary retirement from the role of sub-inspector. He was diagnosed with liver cancer in September 2020, when Bhuvneshwar was playing in the UAE for last year’s IPL. Singh was undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy, at the All Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi after consulting doctors in the UK. His father’s condition deteriorated a couple of weeks ago following which he was admitted to a hospital in Ganga Nagar in Meerut. Two days after he was discharged from the hospital, K...