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K.L. Rahul’s form | A worrying drought with no monsoon winds in sight

Not his best year: K.L. Rahul left a feeble imprint on the international game in 2022, averaging less than 20 in Tests and in the mid-20s in limited overs. Team sport can often gift a bittersweet flavour to the cogs within the unit. An athlete in the squad could either relish personal success or slump with a poor yield while the larger contingent may experience a contrasting outcome — a loss or a soaring triumph. A hundred in a losing cause and a single-digit score in a glittering win are both part of cricket’s ‘glorious uncertainties’.K. Srikkanth led India to a gritty draw in a Test series, however once the dust settled on that 1989 tour of Pakistan, the skipper’s poor form was held against him and he was stripped of the captaincy. Cut to the present, another opener, not exactly a ma...
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Ravichandran Ashwin hails Jaydev Unadkat comeback

Jaydev Unadkat’s dream comeback in India’s recent Test series triumph against Bangladesh has shown that performance at domestic level should not be overlooked, said ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Left-arm pacer Unadkat played his first and only Test when now head coach Rahul Dravid was his teammate way back in 2010 and since then he went out of selectors’ radar. The 31-year-old, however, made a comeback after 12 years when he played in the second Test against Bangladesh, producing a fine performance in India’s three-wicket win in the Mirpur Test. “He posed with the trophy and I told him you could lift this trophy because of the other trophy (Ranji trophy) that you lifted. You completely deserve for all what you have done for Saurashtra cricket,” Ashwin said on his Tamil YouTube Ch...
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R Ashwin hails Jaydev Unadkat comeback | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jaydev Unadkat's dream comeback in India's recent Test series triumph against Bangladesh has shown that performance at domestic level should not be overlooked, said ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.Left-arm pacer Unadkat played his first and only Test when now head coach Rahul Dravid was his teammate way back in 2010 and since then he went out of selectors' radar.The 31-year-old, however, made a comeback after 12 years when he played in the second Test against Bangladesh, producing a fine performance in India's three-wicket win in the Mirpur Test."He posed with the trophy and I told him you could lift this trophy because of the other trophy (Ranji trophy) that you lifted. You completely deserve for all what you have done for Saurashtra cricket," Ashwin said on his Tamil Yo...
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ICC Test Rankings: Ravichandran Ashwin moves up to joint fourth, Shreyas Iyer jumps 10 spots to be 16th | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer on Wednesday made significant gains in the ICC rankings after helping India win the second Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur.Ashwin has moved up one slot and is joint-fourth among bowlers along with teammate Jasprit Bumrah after finishing with six wickets in the match.He has also inched up three places to 84th among batters following a crucial unbeaten knock of 42 in the second innings that enabled a three-wicket victory and won India crucial WTC points.Ashwin, who has been the No. 1 bowler and all-rounder in the past, has also earned seven rating points in the all-rounders' rankings, which are led by his compatriot Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja is currently on 369 rating points while Ashwin is on 343.Iyer, who partnered Ashwin in an unbroken 71-run...
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After long-awaited second chance, Jaydev Unadkat should be part of India’s plans for Tests against Australia: Karsan Ghavri | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: "Chase your dreams, they do come true". Jaydev Unadkat is literally living these words that batting legend Sachin Tendulkar spoke after he bid adieu to international cricket. After a wait of 12 years and 2 days, Saurashtra fast bowler Unadkat got to wear India's Test whites again; and former India all-rounder Karsan Ghavri has no doubt that he will make the most of his long-awaited second chance. Unadkat was 19 when he was included in the MS Dhoni-led Test side on the tour of South Africa in 2010. India played a three-match Test series and Unadkat was handed a debut. But the debut didn't go the way Unadkat expected. He bowled 26 overs and went wicketless, conceding 101 runs. India lost the match by an innings and 25 runs, and the left-arm pacer was dropped from the remaining ...
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Overthinking is a perception that has followed me since my debut: Ashwin

Good hand: Ashwin shone with the bat in trying circumstances. Ravichandran Ashwin has taken a slight dig at people who perceive him as an “overthinker” of the game following his match-winning performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in Mirpur. | Photo Credit: AP Ravichandran Ashwin has taken a slight dig at people who perceive him as an "overthinker" of the game following his match-winning performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in Mirpur. Batting alongside Shreyas Iyer, Ashwin played one of the best Test innings of his career to steer India to a famous three-wicket win from an improbable situation. His 42 not out came after a match haul of six wickets, making him the player of the match. "Overthinking is a perception that has followed me ever since I wore the India...
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Lessons for Team India from Bangladesh tour | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The narrow victory on Christmas morning notwithstanding, the Indian team had a rather forgettable Bangladesh series. The 2-0 Test series win, courtesy a dropped catch by Mominul Haque and some courageous counter-attack by Shreyas Iyer and R Ashwin, glossed over the deficiencies that were evident over the last three weeks. And just in case we have forgotten, India lost the ODI series 1-2.India will head into a couple of limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in January before facing Australia in a four-Test series. It’s make-or-break time because the team has to win at least three of those four Tests to assure themselves of a place in the World Test Championship Final.India’s go-to tactic at home has been to dish out dry pitches on which the ball turns from the f...
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KL Rahul’s average as Test opener is not acceptable, says Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has questioned KL Rahul’s below-par average in Test cricket and said the opener must not get more than two matches to prove his worth. Rahul, who led India to 2-0 Test win in Bangladesh is tipped to be the next India captain but his average in the game’s longest format is concerning. The opener is averaging only 34.26 in 45 Tests. 𝙒𝙄𝙉𝙉𝙀𝙍𝙎 👏👏#TeamIndia | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/NFte0lKgbg — BCCI (@BCCI) December 25, 2022 India will play Australia in the four-match Test series, starting February 3 onwards. Karthik feels that should be the do-or-die series for Rahul and if fails to score big hundreds in the contest, he must pave for the other openers. “I would give KL those couple of Test matches, but if things don’t go KL Rahul’s way… The one thing that does go against hi...
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Rate my defence strongly, have worked on my backlift, power-hitting: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ravichandran Ashwin once again showed his batting prowess to help India eke out a narrow three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Sunday.Reeling at 74/7 in their small pursuit of 145, Ashwin led a remarkable fightback and put on an unbeaten 71-run stand with Shreyas Iyer to guide India to 2-0 series sweep.Ashwin said that he has worked a lot on aspects of his batting, like his backlift, power-hitting and rates his defence as strong."I rate my defence strongly. Test cricket is played around defence as a batter. Modern cricket asks you to take the aerial route. I do not think it is right when two bowlers are making pressure on you. You cannot get away with it every time. It looks great when it comes off, but Tests under ...
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Abroad, Ashwin is Team India’s hero and saviour again | Cricket News – Times of India

The Mirpur Test looked lost. On a tricky pitch, where the ball was often staying low and behaving mean, India had lost seven wickets for 74. The big boys were back in the hut. The target, 145, looked depressingly distant; improbable, if not impossible. That's when Ravichandran Ashwin joined Shreyas Iyer in the middle. They were the last batters standing. Only tailenders Umesh Yadav and Mohd Siraj remained as insurance.Ashwin, a 36-year-old all-rounder from Chennai, has scored five centuries in an illustrious 88 Test career. But his masterpieces in batting are not tons, or even half-centuries. Like the unbeaten 42 he produced on Sunday, they are lessons in how to deal with exacting situations that life sometimes throws at you, occasions when an individual's temperament and mettle are tru...
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India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test: Don’t regret Kuldeep decision, would have loved to have him as Impact Player, says KL Rahul | Cricket News – Times of India

MIRPUR: Stand-in skipper KL Rahul on Sunday admitted that India missed the services of left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the second innings but said he has "no regret" about leaving him out of the final Test against Bangladesh.Fresh from his match-winning show in India's 188-run win in the Chattogram Test, Kuldeep was benched for an extra seamer in Jaydev Unadkat, a decision which was slammed by the likes of Sunil Gavaskar."I don't regret the decision. It was a right decision. If you look at the wickets, our fast bowlers too have taken many wickets and they had a lot of assistance. There was a lot of inconsistent bounce," Rahul said defending his decision at the post-match media interaction.Struggling at 74 for 7 while chasing a tricky 145 on a difficult fourth-day track, India su...
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Why isn’t R Ashwin the vice captain in Tests?

Why isn’t R Ashwin the allrounder raved as much as he should be? Why isn’t he the vice-captain of the Indian Test team? The first question’s failure is on us, the watchers. The second reflects the conservative vision of the current Indian think tank where they hedge on the known – and fail. You never appreciate what you have until it is gone…. That thought might have played in the minds of numerous Indian fans as Ashwin scored the winning runs in the Mirpur Test on Sunday. Down at 74 for 7, Ashwin cradled India to another Test series win, walking away with the Man of the Match Trophy. There are only two cricketers who have scored over 3,000 runs and taken 400-plus wickets in Test matches for India. One is Kapil Dev, the greatest star allrounder Indian cricket has ever seen, and the oth...
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India consolidate position at No 2, remain in hunt for WTC final

India’s 2-0 series sweep over Bangladesh in Mirpur on Sunday consolidated their position at the number two spot behind leaders Australia in the ICC World Test Championship standings. The series win brightened India’s hope for a back-to-back WTC final appearance. Chasing 145, India were in real trouble at 74 for 7 but Ravichandran Ashwin (42 not out ) and Shreyas Iyer (29 not out) held fort and stitched unbeaten 71 runs for the eighth-wicket to pull off a three-wicket win on the fourth day of the second and final Test. This helped India consolidate their position behind Australia with 58.92 per cent of possible points with a crucial home series against Australia (four Tests) due in February-March next year. India need to produce some good results during their series against pacesetters A...
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India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test: India claw back with R Ashwin, Shreyas Iyer to complete series sweep | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India came back in heroic fashion on Friday to overcome a batting collapse and deny Bangladesh a historic win as Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin forged a decisive partnership to help the visitors to a three-wicket win in the second Test on Day 4 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. India swept the two-match series 2-0.Chasing 145 for victory on a turning track, India reached the target in the first session on the penultimate day, thanks to an unbeaten and fighting 71-run partnership between Ashwin and Iyer from a precarious 74 for 7.AP PhotoIndia started the day at 45/4, but lost Jaydev Unadkat (13), Rishabh Pant (9), and Axar Patel (34) in quick succession early in the session.But Ashwin and Iyer showed great intent and counter-punched Bangladesh's spin attack...
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IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 4 Live Score Updates: India resume under pressure

Meek top-order leaves India vulnerable against Bangladesh Since the series defeat to England at home ten years ago, India have been so dominant in subcontinental conditions that they have lost a mere three and won 40 out of the 50 Tests they have played in the region. And as they reduced Bangladesh to effectively 26 for 6 in their second innings in Dhaka, yet another straightforward series win appeared to be around the corner. But Litton Das, along with the plucky Nurul Hasan and Taskin Ahmed, refused to be rolled over. The trio hit out against the old ball and a spread-out field to set India 145 to win. And in a remarkably timid display, not unlike the manner of their top-order choke in the T20 World Cup semi-finals, India were reduced to 37 for 4 looking to defend their way throughout...
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Watch: Virat Kohli gets angry as Bangladesh players go berserk after his dismissal | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli witnessed a bad day at the office during the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh on Saturday. Firstly, the Indian batter dropped Litton Das twice in the slip cordon and then failed miserably with the bat as he fell cheaply that left India in deep trouble.Kohli got into the verbal duel with Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan after being dismissed for 1. The former skipper Kohli endured a horrible time in the middle and had a tough time negotiating with Bangladesh spinners.They gonna regret it #INDvBAN #CricketTwitter #ViratKohli https://t.co/0iNF3eFLxU— SAKSHAM (@SakshamTweetss) 1671888444000Kohli looked to defend Mehidy Hasan's delivery towards cover but took the edge and Mominul Haque took a sharp catch at the short leg. Bangladesh players went berser...
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India need just one set batter to win second Test, says confident Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pacer Mohammed Siraj is confident about India winning the second Test against Bangladesh and said on Saturday that there is nothing to worry about as one set batter can take the visitors to victory.Visitors India found themselves in a spot of bother after they were reduced to 45 for four at stumps on Day 3 in a tricky chase of 145. As many as 14 wickets fell on an engaging third day's play in Mirpur. "I feel we shouldn't think too much now because we have lost just four wickets. We need around 80 (100) or so. We need just one batter to get set, Axar is showing the right intent," Siraj said during the press conference.At stumps, Axar Patel (26) and Jaydev Unadkat (3) were at the crease with India still needing another 100 runs."Yes, we lost two extra wickets but Axar is set, h...
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IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 highlights: India rocked at the top in chase of 145 against Bangladesh in Mirpur | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India stuttered and lost four batters by stumps on Day 3 while chasing 145 to win the second Test against Bangladesh on a turning track at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.The visitors were tottering at 45/4 at close of play on Friday, with Axar Patel (26*) and Jaydev Unadkat (3*) unbeaten at the crease.India, who are leading the two-match series 1-0, lost out-of-form KL Rahul for 2 runs.After Shakib Al Hasan got an early breakthrough in the form of Rahul, Mehidy Hasan Miraz struck thrice to send Cheteshwar Pujara (2), Shubman Gill (7), and Virat Kohli (1) packing.Earlier, Bangladesh posted 231 in their second innings largely because of Litton Das' sparkling 73 before being all out in the final session.Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Najmul Hossain in the second over ...
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India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer put India in command | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer missed out on respective centuries as India were all out for 314 on Day 2 of the second Test against Bangladesh, but the duo's partnership earned the visitors a decent first-innings lead of 87 runs at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.In reply, Bangladesh were 7 for no loss in their second innings at stumps on Friday, with Najmul Hossain Shanto (5) and Zakir Hasan (2) unbeaten at the crease.Pant (93 off 104 balls) and Shreyas Iyer (87 off 105 balls) shared 159 runs for the fifth wicket before Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan (4/79) and Taijul Islam (4/74) produced impressive spells to bowl out India for 314 runs.India lost six wickets after tea -- for the addition of 90 runs -- out of which Shakib took four.India added 295 runs on the ...
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IND vs BAN Live Score Updates: India look to post significant total against Bangladesh on Day 2

Why dropping Kuldeep Yadav is insensible, insensitive, and lacks vision Kuldeep Yadav after taking a five wicket haul against Bangladesh in Chattogram. (AP) Spin, flight, turn, bounce, as well as accuracy – all the qualities one associates with a top-class spinner were on display when Kuldeep Yadav made his comeback to Test cricket in Chattogram last week. So what do Indian team management do? Drop him for the second Test in a decision that has had Sunil Gavaskar almost reaching out for a cuss word. It’s not a decision that’s likely to affect the Test match result probably, but the issue here was how a bowler who desperately needs confidence and backing has been dumped yet again. Wrist-spinners generally need a sympathetic captain. More so Kuldeep. This is a bowler who broke down on t...