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‘Still raw’: Has Umran Malik been fast-tracked into the Indian team too soon? | Cricket News – Times of India

Umran Malik became a household name after the fast bowler from Jammu and Kashmir tormented batters in IPL 2022, sending down 150kmph plus thunderbolts on a regular basis. Incredibly he walked away with all 14 fastest delivery of the match awards in the 14 IPL games he played last season. His ability to conjure raw pace made many say that he needs to be fast-tracked into the Indian senior team. Others however were sceptical about rushing this process. Former India wicket-keeper batter and National selector Saba Karim was a guest on Times of India's sports podcast Sportscast some time back and had advocated for Umran to be fast-tracked into the Indian senior team. "Umran Malik has that rare quality of pace. You can add more variety, more control, more discipline to his bowling - which wil...
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Wasim Jaffer opines that Rishabh Pant should open for India in T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer feels that Rishabh Pant should be allowed to open in the T20I format for India. "Indian think tank should think about opening with Rishabh Pant in T20Is. I think that's the spot where he can blossom. #ENGvIND," tweeted Jaffer. Indian think tank should think about opening with Rishabh Pant in T20Is. I think that's the spot where he can blossom. #ENGvIND— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) 1657089001000Rishabh Pant has been performing well for India in Test cricket. In his 31 Tests for India so far, he has managed 2,123 runs at an average of 43.32. He has scored five centuries and ten half-centuries. His best individual score is 159*. Pant has hundreds in overseas countries like Australia, England and South Africa as well. He is currently placed at a c...
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Rishabh Pant an ‘exceptionally dangerous’ batter; should be an integral part of India’s T20 World Cup campaign: Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that Rishabh Pant should be an integral part of India's ICC T20 World Cup campaign in Australia later this year, adding that the wicketkeeper-batter will be "exceptionally dangerous for India" given the flat and bouncy pitches Down Under. While Pant may have scored the second-lowest score (340 runs) in the seven seasons he has played in the IPL, and a captaincy blunder in the crucial match may have cost his side a playoffs berth, but Delhi Capitals head coach Ponting believes that Pant is "an outstanding young man who has the world at his feet". "He's (Pant) a wonderful player. He is just an outstanding young man who has got the world at his feet and he'll be exceptionally dangerous for India, especially on the wickets we'll provid...
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Ricky Ponting returns to Big Bash in off-field role | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australian cricket great and current Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting on Thursday signed a three-year deal as head of strategy for the Tasmanian Hurricanes in Australia's Big Bash League. The Hurricanes have never won the domestic T20 competition in their 11-year history and Tasmanian-born Ponting said that he was keen to change that. "With a few tweaks in a couple of key areas, I believe the Hurricanes have the foundations to win our first BBL trophy," said the 47-year-old, who played for the side in the first two years of the tournament. "The competition and the game itself have changed enormously from when I played for the Hurricanes back in BBL 01 and BBL 02, and I now know so much more about the nuances of the T20 game now than I did then. "I'm passionate about the progre...
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Rishabh Pant to lead India against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

Rahul injures groin on eve of T20I seriesNEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant's journey in international cricket has been as unpredictable as his batting. He has zoomed through the ranks forever copping criticism for his flamboyant game. Even as doubts over his consistency continue, Pant became India's second youngest T20I captain as KL Rahul was ruled out of the T20I series against South Africa due to a groin injury on Wednesday. A carefree and happy-go-lucky man on the face of it, Pant wore an intense look during the optional training at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Wednesday, a day before the first T20I against South Africa. Juggling duties with match officials and his wicket-keeping drills under the scorching sun, Pant was getting ready for his big day. As he walked off the ground and headed for the ...
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Shame that Delhi Capitals couldn’t make it to IPL final: Mitchell Marsh | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Delhi Capitals all-rounder Mitchell Marsh feels that it's a "shame" that his team couldn't make it to the IPL final after losing the final league encounter to wooden spooners Mumbai Indians. DC's five-wicket defeat enabled Royal Challengers Bangalore to make it despite an inferior net run-rate throughout the tournament. "It was a shame we couldn't get into the (IPL) finals," the 30-year-old said here ahead of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, beginning on June 7. Australia will meet Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series. Marsh overcame a bout of Covid-19 in the first-half of the tournament and formed the backbone of Delhi top-order with his Australian teammate David Warner. Coach Ricky Ponting entrusted him with batting at No 3 as he scored 251 runs at a strike-rate...
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Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh feels he was ‘cursed’ in India | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh said that he was cursed in India because he got injured during the start of IPL 2022 while playing for the Delhi capitals team. After the shaky start to the tournament, Marsh did well by scoring 251 runs at a strike rate of 132.80. He opened the innings with David Warner and did well. "After my first couple of weeks there, I thought that I was cursed in India," cricket.com.au quoted Marsh as saying. Marsh, who is currently in Colombo for the three-match T20I series, said that despite his tumultuous start to IPL 2022, he put up a great show. "I got through my initial injury - which was very minor - but then to play one game and get COVID, it was a bit of a shaky start. But once I got going, it was nice to put a few consistent performances on...
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prithvi shaw: Prithvi Shaw to lead Mumbai in Ranji knockouts | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Opener Prithvi Shaw will lead Mumbai in the knock-out rounds of the Ranji Trophy, beginning from June 6 in Bengaluru. Mumbai are set to play Uttarakhand in the quarterfinals and the Salil Ankola-led senior selection committee on Monday picked the 21-member squad, which was announced late night. The selectors have reposed their faith in batter Sarfaraz Khan, who had a decent IPL for Delhi Capitals. Other young batters, including Armann Jaffer and Yashasvi Jaiswal have also been named in the squad along with veteran wicket-keeper batter Aditya Tare. The bowling attack is led by experienced pacer Dhawal Kulkarni and has all-rounder Shams Mulani and pacer Tushar Deshpande. Shreyas Iyer will be on national duty for the T20 series against South Africa. Squad: Prithvi Shaw (Captain), Y...
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IPL 2022: Rohit Sharma’s poor show left Mumbai Indians high and dry | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: His final innings in IPL 2022 summed up Rohit Sharma's worst season in the T20 league, both as a batsman and captain, in a nutshell. Needing 160 against the Delhi Capitals on Saturday night to salvage some pride in their last game of this edition, Mumbai Indians needed their captain, missing with the bat through the campaign, to come to the party, for once. However, all one saw was an out-of-form class batsman struggling to put bat to ball in his 13-ball two. The 35-year-old's misery ended when he chipped Anrich Nortje to Shardul Thakur at mid-on. Never before has the Mumbaikar -- easily amongst the top three white-ball batsmen in world cricket -- looked so ungainly, out-of-sorts and searching for answers. This is the first time that he finished an IPL without a single fifty - i...
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IPL 2022: Golden boy Virat Kohli gets a shot at first IPL title | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Faltering superstar Virat Kohli and his IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore have a shot at winning their first title after a late blitz and a bit of luck secured them a playoff spot. Bangalore, led by Faf du Plessis after Kohli stepped down, sneaked in as the fourth side to make the final four after Delhi Capitals went down to wooden-spooners Mumbai Indians on Saturday. With eight wins in 14 league matches, Bangalore entered the play-offs for the third time in a row in the Indian Premier League, and will play Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator on Wednesday. Kohli, who bounced back from three golden ducks this season with a match-winning 73 in his team's last league game, tweeted "Kolkata" -- venue of the eliminator -- after Mumbai's victory. ✈️ Kolkata @mipaltan 🤝 @RCBTw...
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IPL 2022, MI vs DC: ‘Worked really hard on my shape’, reveals Mumbai Indians’ Tim David after win over Delhi Capitals | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians batter Tim David, whose crucial knock helped his team in defeating Delhi Capitals, revealed that he worked really hard on his shape after facing some issues earlier in the season. Clinical knocks by MI batters on Saturday helped five-time champions in finishing their IPL 2022 campaign on a high as they defeated DC by 5 wickets here at Wankhede Stadium. "Ishan (Kishan) told me the wicket was getting flatter, it was holding a bit with the slower balls, but I just had to hold my shape and back my game, keep it simple. I got lucky with a couple of baby sixes, it is all about repetition and holding your shape," said Tim David in a post-match presentation. "Early in the season I was leaning back on the ball a bit, so I've worked really hard on my shape, happy with the r...
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IPL 2022, MI vs DC: Rohit Sharma not losing sleep over disappointing season, says one minor adjustment away from finding form | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma admitted that a lot of things didn't go his way with the bat but he is not losing sleep over his "disappointing" season as he is just one "minor adjustment" away from finding form again. Rohit endured his worst IPL season, failing to score a single half-century for the first time since his debut in the inaugural edition in 2008. The swashbuckling opener managed to score just 248 runs at an average of 19.14 and a strike rate of 120.17 in 14 outings. "A lot of things that I wanted to do didn't happen. I am very disappointed with me season. But this has happened with me earlier as well, so it's not something I am going through for the first time," Rohit said after MI's last match of the season on Saturday. "I know cricket doesn't end here; there ...
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IPL 2022, MI vs DC: I felt Tim David nicked but others weren’t convinced so didn’t take review, says Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: A disappointed Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant on Saturday said he felt that Tim David had nicked the first delivery he faced, but didn't go for the review as most of his teammates inside the circle were not convinced, a decision which cost them a place in the IPL play-offs. Pant's decision to not review that turned out to be a blunder as David slammed 34 runs off just 11 balls with the help of two boundaries and four sixes to take the game out of DC's grasp. "I thought there was something but everyone standing in the circle was not convinced enough. So I was asking should we go up. At the end, I didn't take the review," Pant said after DC lost by five wickets to Mumbai Indians in their must-win final league game to exit the IPL. ❤️💙#YehHaiNayiDilli https://t.co/fEWT7Ublek— ...
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IPL 2022, MI vs DC: RCB clinch final playoff berth as Delhi Capitals stumble against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

Bumrah, Tim David star as MI prevent Delhi from taking final playoff spot; RCB through insteadMUMBAI: Tim David must be the most popular man in Bangalore at the moment. Cheered on by a packed crowd which included many Mumbai Indians fans and supporters of screaming RCB fans, David blasted a match-winning 11-ball 34, which included four huge sixes and two fours, to pull off a thrilling five-wicket win for MI over the Delhi Capitals. The win sent RCB into the IPL playoffs at Delhi's expense. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEPant misses crucial reviewDC, who needed a win to go through, were left heart-broken and rueing a massive missed opportunity to get Singaporean David off the first ball he faced, when their captain Rishabh Pant refused to review a nick behind the stumps off Sha...
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IPL: MI knockout DC to give RCB playoff berth

Rishabh Pant would like to forget this game. First, he dropped a sitter of a skier off Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling to give Dewald Brevis a reprieve on 25. Shardul Thakur spared his captain’s blushes by removing the batsman a couple of overs later. Then, he had Tim David caught behind for a golden duck. The on-field umpire didn’t hear the nick and Pant decided against taking the review. Ultra-showed a spike and to rub salt into the wound, David went on to score an 11-ball 34 to slam the playoffs door shut on Delhi Capitals. Ricky Ponting sat motionless in the dug-out. Pant had a noticeable lump in his throat. Chasing 160 for victory, Mumbai Indians won by five wickets with five balls to spare. About 17 kilometres away, in their hotel at Bandra, Royal Challengers Bangalore players and staff m...
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IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Highlights: RCB seal last playoff berth after MI beat DC by five wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore sneaked into the play-offs after Mumbai Indians broke Delhi Capitals' heart with a five-wicket win in their last IPL match here on Saturday. Already out of contention, MI played party poppers as they first restricted DC to 159 for 7 with Jasprit Bumrah snapping three wickets and then returned to overhaul the target in 19.1 overs to knock the 2020 finalists out of the tournament. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableWhile Ishan Kishan (48) and Dewald Brevis (37) kept MI in the hunt, it was Tim David's 11-ball 34-run cameo that brought the five-time champions back into the chase. Tilak Varma also chipped in with a crucial 17-ball 21. With MI at 95 for 3 in 14.3 overs, DC skipper Rishabh Pant made a strategic blunder as he refused to go for DRS after...
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IPL: Mumbai eliminate Delhi, RCB make it to playoffs

IPL 2022, MI vs DC Highlights: Here are the two squads. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, SuryakumarYadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills, Kartikeya Singh, Daniel Sams, Dewald Brevis, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal and Ishan Kishan. Delhi Capitals: Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (C), Ashwin Hebbar, David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Prithvi Shaw,Rovman Powell, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti,Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Pravin Dubey, Ripal Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhul...
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IPL 2022, RCB vs GT: This was for the team, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

His hard work at the nets has paid off: Mike HessonIt wasn't the vintage Virat Kohli on show on Thursday night at the Wankhede stadium, but the signature focus, intent and hunger to see his team through was on display. After a prolonged dry run with the willow, the former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper shrugged off the rustiness with an assured 54-ball 73 (8x4, 2x6), an innings which helped RCB get past Gujarat Titans by eight wickets to stay alive in the competition. With the win Faf du Plessis' men occupy the fourth place on the points table and will need Mumbai Indians to beat Delhi Capitals on Saturday to advance to the playoffs. While the team management would be relieved to see Kohli back among runs, the opener wore his heart on his sleeve as he ticked a few boxes. Speaking a...
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IPL 2022, MI vs DC: Will Rohit Sharma do Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis a favour? | Cricket News – Times of India

RCB need Mumbai Indians to beat Delhi Capitals today to qualify for the playoffsMUMBAI: Keep an eye on the stands at Wankhede. A Virat Kohli or a Faf du Plessis or even the entire Royal Challengers Bangalore squad might be found sitting there on Saturday evening, cheering for Mumbai Indians. Kohli and du Plessis themselves joked about this on Thursday evening, after their comprehensive win over the Gujarat Titans to inch closer to the play-offs. But the joke is getting serious. RCB's entry into the playoffs depends on the result of the match between Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians. Should Delhi lose the game, RCB go in as Delhi will end with 14 points. A simple win for Delhi should take them through as their net run rate (+0. 255) is far superior to RCB's -0. 253. So, Delhi must w...
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IPL 2022: Experienced players will have to step up against Mumbai Indians, says Delhi Capitals coach Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels his team is peaking at the right time but wants his big guns to deliver in what will be a virtual IPL quarter-final for them against Mumbai Indians here on Saturday. A win against MI will take DC into the playoffs. Speaking about their next game, Ponting said, "I have got full confidence in the players that they will have a really good game on Saturday. We strung back-to-back wins together for the first time (after Delhi Capitals' previous match against Punjab Kings) in the season. "It's been an up and down season for us, but we've played some good cricket. I always talk about playing our best cricket at the business end of the tournament and peaking at the right time. I've got a feeling that the boys are about to do that." The Capit...