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Ind vs SL | Siraj’s form a great sign going into World Cup, feel Kohli and Rohit

Mohammed Siraj bowls during the third ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram on January 15, 2023 | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar Senior players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma feel pacer Mohammed Siraj's outstanding run of form in 50-over cricket augers well for the Indian team heading into the ODI World Cup later this year. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, who has been on the sidelines due to a lower back stress fracture, Siraj has emerged as India's most successful bowler in ODIs in the past year. "(Mohammed) Shami has always been there for us but the way Siraj has come in and done with the new ball has been has been outstanding," Kohli said at the post-match presentation after India's 317-run win over Sri Lanka in the the third and final ODI here.Another one bites the ...
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‘Rohit was maybe not able to use his resources or he’s kind of stuck’: Zaheer Khan on Rohit Sharma’s captaincy

India lost a close encounter against South Africa to suffer their 1st defeat of the 2022 T20 World Cup. While dissecting Rohit Sharma’s captaincy performance, Zaheer Khan said on a Cricbuzz show, “You got the game to that level from where you got to just finish it. So I’m disappointed with that. Rest of the things (are) fine. You know what you did? Leading up to that didn’t matter, you made the game out of it. And from there, you let South Africa come into play and they went on to win the match.” Zaheer further said, “10 overs and 94 to get. You created panic in the South African side as they were relying on Miller and Markram’s partnership. That mark where you have got South Africa thinking that okay, everything has to go your way. Fielding, catching, everything has to go your way alon...
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Why did Suryakumar Yadav succeed when Rohit and Kohli failed at the bouncy Perth?

There was one crucial difference to his way from his team-mates. They tried to get on top of the bounce, which was a losing cause against the steep tennis-ball bounce that Perth threw up. Suryakumar got under the ball, and side of it, at unique angles, to tap the bouncing ball further along. The weight on the back foot. Sometimes tapping it up and over. It needed special skills, eyes, hands, wrists, and a big heart to do it his way. It was also very smart.He doesn’t ride the bounce in a conventional way, trying to get the bat and hands over the ball; instead he is like a beach swimmer, using tall waves to float away. Exhibit A: Rohit Sharma’ dismissal Sometimes, it’s best to appreciate a method through failures of other methods. In his brief stay, that included a hooked six, Rohi...
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T20 World Cup, India vs South Africa: One of my best T20 performances, Virat Kohli’s wicket was special, says Lungi Ngidi | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: Lungi Ngidi was pleased as punch to have Virat Kohli among his four scalps in "one of his best T20 performances" after South Africa won a crucial T20 World Cup match against India by five wickets on Sunday. Ngidi, who replaced Tabraiz Shamsi in the playing XI, got 4 for 29 which included the wickets of rival captain Rohit Sharma, opener KL Rahul, Kohli, and Hardik Pandya. "Virat had hit me for two boundaries, so he was trying to attack me a bit. Bowling that (short) ball, I probably knew he would go for it. Could have gone anywhere, for six or in hand, and luckily, it went by my side," Ngidi told reporters in the mixed zone when asked about his favourite dismissal. In fact, he rated this performance better than his 5/39 against England. #TeamIndia fought hard but it was South Afr...
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“Suryakumar Yadav is the best middle-order batsman in T20 cricket” Misbah-ul-Haq says he hasn’t seen a knock like this

Suryakumar Yadav’s 68 off 40 balls on a pacy Perth track against South Africa when the next highest Indian score was 15 has caught the eye of the world. Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq would hail him as the best middle-order batsman in the world in T20. “He is the best middle-order batsman in T20 cricket. At 170 strike rate, in this match situation, against this bowling, on this pitch, it’s amazing. I haven’t seen an innings like that. To play a dominating innings like that on this pitch …it seemed as if he knew where the ball would land and where he can hit it.” Misbah told A Sports. His co-panellist Shoaib Malik would offer his reasons for Surya’s success. “The reason for his success and consistency is that he doesn’t change his game. Even when he gets out in 2 innings, the ...
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T20 World Cup: How India’s loss to South Africa has further dented Pakistan’s hopes of reaching the semifinals

After two narrow losses, they opened their account with a routine win over the Netherlands on Sunday. Pakistan was in the unusual position of cheering on arch-rivals India in the next match. But South Africa defeating Rohit Sharma & Co has drastically reduced their semifinal chances. Now they not only have to beat both the Proteas and Bangladesh, but also hope that Temba Bavuma’s men lose to the Dutch, or India lose at least one of their two remaining matches. Pakistan have a net run rate close to India’s, as of now, but need to put points on the board to make it count. Winning their two games by big margins is their only hope. South Africa seems uncatchable for them, even if Pakistan beat them, as the Proteas have an extra point due to their abandoned match against Zimbabwe. India...
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Surya keeps raising bar, Perth knock is his new T20 high

It’s Suryakumar Yadav’s eyes that tell the story. They don’t light up when he sees a bad ball as the commentators are prone to say. There’s no frantic scanning and surveying of the field. They remain calm, and they alone should hold off a tempest, like the one at Perth on Sunday. The captain had perished, the hero had drowned. His 40- ball 68 against South Africa was on a fast and bouncy track against a frightening quartet of hard-length perpetrators. Surya is just 35 international T20 innings old. Yet, in this briefest of periods, he has remade T20 batting in his own image. Every time he makes the world believe that he has compiled his greatest knock, he makes them rethink. Within days, he raises the bar, comes up with a new greatest knock. This was a night when all there was to do was...
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‘Those two wickets got us into the match’: Bhuvneshwar Kumar credits Arshdeep Singh after India-South Africa match

Despite a five-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was all praise for Arshdeep Singh for his bowling figures of 2/25 in Perth for the Super 12 fixture. “It was really a good spell,” Bhuvneshwar said in the post-match press conference. “Those two wickets got us into the match. Because of his wickets. The way he has bowled so far in the tournament has been really good from the team’s point of view.” Defending 134, against the Proteas, India got off to spectacular start after Arshdeep Singh picked up two wickets in his first over. The left-armer took his tally at this T20 World Cup to 7 scalps in three games. The 23-year-old dismissed Quinton de Kock with an outswinger to the left hander, who was caught at the first slip by KL Rahul. He followed it up with a leg b...
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We were not good enough, conditions are not an excuse: Rohit

Conditions in Perth were very difficult for batting but India captain Rohit Sharma said that cannot be an excuse for the team’s five-wicket loss to South Africa in the T20 World Cup. Suryakumar Yadav (68 off 40 balls) played the best knock of his short international career but South Africa exposed India’s inadequacies against extreme pace and bounce to win a low-scoring thriller. Chasing 134, South Africa completed the chase in 19.4 overs with Aiden Markram and David Miller making 52 and 59 runs respectively, the latter remaining not out. A thrilling win for South Africa and it takes them to the top of the table in Group 2 💪#INDvSA | #T20WorldCup | 📝: https://t.co/rUCaVyQgNE pic.twitter.com/k8n6WuzjXP — T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) October 30, 2022 “We expected the pitch to have someth...
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‘I have seen what happens in the last over with the spinners: Rohit Sharma explains why he used Ashwin in the 18th over of the chase against SA

Would Rohit Sharma do a Babar Azam and have the spinner R Ashwin for the last over? Or would he bring him on for the third-last over? He went for the latter. No luck. David Miller swung two massive sixes to long-off boundary to turn the tide further. Already, the game had two massive turning points when Virat Kohli dropped Aiden Markram and Rohit Sharma missed out a run out of Markram. At the end of the game, Rohit Sharma would explain his decision to use Ashwin in the 18th. “I have seen what happens with the last over with the spinners., I wanted to go the other way. If I can finish Ash and not keep him for the last over. I wanted the seamers to bowl the right overs. Given the new batter came, it was perfect time for him to bowl. But Miller …. These things happen,” Rohit said. After ...
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‘Surya’s knock best T20 innings ever by an Indian,’ says Gautam Gambhir

Surya Kumar Yadav’s 68 off 40 balls on bouncy Perth track against South Africa has wowed Gautam Gambhir into terming it as the “best T20 innings by an Indian”. Ravi Shastri would add that “without Suryakumar’s innings, India would have been bowled out under 100 runs.” “I have not seen a better T20 innings than this,” Gambhir said. “This is probably the best T20 innings by an Indian. The wickets had fallen, and on this pitch to do this is something,” Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports. Before joining Mumbai Indians in 2018, Suryakumar Yadav spent four seasons with Kolkata Knight Riders under Gautam Gambhir. Couple of months back, Gambhir had made the case for Surya batting at No.3. “See, I have a reason behind it. The reason is that you don’t fiddle with someone’s form, just becaus...
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IND vs SA: The New Zulu: Lungi Ngidi from panic stricken to glorious attacker

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi once had a very scary Indian experience. Back in 2015, he was in India for a Universities World Cup. The games were in Dehradun and that saw the teams taking the busy narrow hilly roads on most days. On one such trip, on the foothills of the Himalayas, the young “Gentle Giant” had a panic attack. On a visit to University of Pretoria (UP) during India’s tour to South Africa, one had heard that story. Blanche Conradie of UP’s sports department had shared Ngidi’s unnerving experience. “It was a rare day, when the team’s tallest and broadest member, who loves to sleep, wanted to leave his room and go out. “We were in this bus on the hills with lots of hooting and honking around on the sinuous route with traffic jams. Lungi thought he was going to die and had ...
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India vs South Africa Live Cricket Score Updates: Tough test at Perth

India vs South Africa Live Score Updates: Rohit Sharma-led Team India all set to take on Proteas at Perth in Australia. This is the track which is known for steep bounce. So it will be interesting to watch India’s top-order vs top-notch South African bowling side in today’s game. The contest in all likelihood will decide the Group 2 topper and India’s probable semi-final venue. IND vs SA Squads: India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda South Africa: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rilee Rossouw, Tristan Stubbs, Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parne...
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India vs South Africa tip-off XI: Deepak Hooda to replace Axar Patel, Lungi Ngidi to add fuel in Proteas pace attack, Reeza Hendricks for Temba Bavuma

Sunday’s T20 World Cup Super 12 match between India and South Africa is expected to be played on a lively track in Perth. On a seamer-friendly surface at the Perth Stadium, South Africa would be tempted to unleash a four-pronged pace attack harnessing Lungi Ngidi with Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Wayne Parnell. On the other hand, India would be tempted to strengthen their batting line-up by adding Deepak Hooda in place of Axar Patel. Indian Express also argues for the inclusion of Reeza Hendricks in place of the struggling South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma. Hooda for Patel With four left-handed batters in South Africa’s top seven, it is highly unlikely that India will play Axar Patel against South Africa. Axar Patel has bowled well against the Netherlands but the Indian team manage...
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‘Kuldeep Yadav is one of the best wrist spinners … amazing quality to hit repetitive lengths,’ R Ashwin raves

Kuldeep Yadav’s gradual return to white ball cricket took a turn for the better as the wrist spinner returned with figures of four for 18 in his match-winning performance against South Africa in India’s third-ODI win in New Delhi. Yadav, who is returning from a knee injury followed by a hand injury, said that the key to his successful return to white ball cricket would be based on how well he could garner his rhythm back. For his terrific 4-wicket haul, @imkuldeep18 bags the Player of the Match award in the #INDvSA decider 👏👏#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/L8Oa6EI0Mf — BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2022 “I have worked on my rhythm since returning back from my injury. That is why I could get the pace which I was earlier generating from my hand. So right now, I am not compromising on spin. I am ge...
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South Africa left with questions to answer ahead of T20 World Cup after India drubbing

Most of the players who demolished South Africa in Tuesday’s series-decider will not feature in the upcoming T20 World Cup, but everyone seemed to be in a rush to impress if any of the chosen 15 becomes unavailable. South Africa didn’t know what hit them in Delhi, be it Mohammed Siraj with the short stuff, or the spinners whom the Proteas couldn’t make head or tail of, falling for a paltry 99 in 27.1 overs – their lowest ODI total against India and only the fourth time they had failed to reach three figures in the format. The home team didn’t break much sweat in securing a seven-wicket win and a 2-1 series triumph, with the match lasting much less than one 50-over inning. Washington Sundar has emerged as a kind of powerplay specialist and set the tone early by getting Quinton de Kock. D...
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India vs South Africa 3rd ODI Live Updates: India to bowl, David Miller debuts as South Africa’s captain

India vs South Africa Live Scorecard, 3rd ODI: India win the toss and will bowl first against South Africa in the third ODI. David Miller leads South Africa. The series is stands at 1-1 and both teams would be looking to take the series home. Not a lot to separate these two teams. Let’s head to this ODI and find out what happens in this blockbuster. Playing XIs India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi Follow IND vs SA Live Score and Updates below !function(f,b,e,v,...
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Watch: Mohammed Siraj argues with umpire after conceding four overthrows in Ranchi ODI

Mohammed Siraj took 3-38 in his 10 overs to restrict South Africa to 278 for 7 after it won the toss and chose to bat. Siraj, who was exceptional in the second ODI and also broke the 129-run partnership for the third wicket between Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram. Siraj removed Hendricks and thereafter, South Africa lost the momentum. During the 48th over of the match, there was an incident when Siraj was seen arguing with the umpire after he conceded four runs as overthrows. Keshav Maharaj failed to get bat on the ball, and wicketkeeper Sanju Samson tossed the ball towards Siraj, who threw the ball towards the non-striker’s end, in an attempt to run-out David Miller, who was standing outside of the crease. waah bhai #siraj pic.twitter.com/3uZQ95XjM3 — Cricket fan (@Cricket58214082) ...
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Watch: Ishan Kishan hands Shardul Thakur his fan’s special note after 2nd ODI in Ranchi

Apart from that, the flamboyant batter also delivered a special fan note to Shardul Thakur after the match. Fan interactions with local lad @ishankishan51 👏👏 P.S. – Also, Ishan delivers a special fan note to @imShard ☺️👌 #TeamIndia | #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/6DWYVmNohh — BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 2022 In a video posted by the BCCI, Ishan can be seen interacting with the local fans in Ranchi, the place which is also technically his home. “Aisa nahi hai Ranchi mey bus mujhe pyar milta hai sab ke liye pyar hai idhar (Fans in Ranchi not only love me, but there is also love for others as well). Shardul Thakur 54 and there is a heart, so good,” Ishan narrates the story to the camera. “Jis shiddat se usne bola na please de dijiyega Shardul bhai ko, maine bola lao yaar de doonga aur bol doonga S...
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Shahbaz Ahmed’s strict father still can’t believe the Team India debutant dropped out of engineering to play cricket

When one goes to Hathin and asks for Shahbaz Ahmed’s house to any of the town folk, the reply comes, “wo RCB ka cricketer na, dusra tallat bahut mast ban raha, aapko duur se hi nazar aa jaayega (That RCB cricketer no, his house’s second floor is quite amazing, you’ll notice it from a distance).” There is nothing fancy about the house but the kids playing on the streets take inspiration from Shahbaz’s house. Because it gives them inspiration that if Shahbaz, who learned the basics of his cricket on these streets and went on to play for India, one day they can also do it. Shabaz has given hope to the youth of Palwal, one of the more under-developed regions of Haryana, second most after Mewat. Ahmed’s residence has every possible modern amenity in it. And his father, Ahmed Jan, like any pr...