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Not just in Centurion: Five recent Indian batting collapses in Tests from Adelaide, Indore, Christchurch, Lord’s, and Galle

As India endured another collapse with the bat in the Centurion Test, it reopened a few old wounds. The Indian Express takes a look at those… 36 vs Australia at Adelaide, 2020 This was an innings that made your jaws drop in disbelief. When Day 3 began, India had 62-run lead with nine wickets in hand. Given the attack they had, all that was needed was for India to set Australia a target of 240-260, which would have been challenging with the pink ball. Instead, in a blink-and-miss-play phase, where 15/2 became 16/6 in the space of 14 deliveries as Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins ransacked India. Not a single batsman touched double figures as India were dismissed for 36 with the last man Mohammed Shami retired out because of an injury. 109 all out vs Australia at Indore, 2023 Already 2-0 u...
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India to tour Sri Lanka for white-ball series after 2024 T20 World Cup

Sri Lankan cricket has announced their fixtures for 2024 and they will host the Indian team for a bilateral series in July. The series will see The Men in Blue and Island Nation compete in three ODI’s and T20Is. The white-ball series is scheduled to play right after the 2024 T20 World Cup in June in the West Indies and the USA. Team India last toured Sri Lanka in 2021 for a bilateral series where the Shikhar Dhawan-led side won the ODI leg 2-1 and lost the T20I leg with the same margin. Sri Lanka Men’s 2024 Future Tours Program Announced! 📢 The Sri Lanka National Team will commence its 2024 international cricket calendar with a home series against Zimbabwe in January, which will consist of three ODIs and three T20i series. It would be followed by a series… pic.twitter.com/6BRRUCNhCs ...
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Sri Lankan board calls for ‘urgent and comprehensive explanation’ following 302-run loss to India

India’s Mohammed Shami, left, celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews, center, during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai, on November 2, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Following India's lopsided 302-run win over Sri Lanka in the the ODI World Cup 2023 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) asked for 'an urgent and comprehensive explanation from the entire coaching staff and selectors', according to ESPNcricinfo. In a statement made by the Sri Lankan cricket board, they said that the recent defeats were shocking and raised questions about the team's preparation, strategies and performance. SLC further wrote that they believe in transparency and the importance of addressing subject concerns promptly. "The rece...
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Asia Cup decimation by India could be behind Sri Lanka’s huge World Cup loss to Rohit’s side: Coach Nawaz

Sri Lanka's decimation by India in the Asia Cup final in September could potentially have dented the confidence of the players, which led to another crushing defeat in their World Cup match against Rohit Sharma's side here on Thursday, conceded their batting coach Naveed Nawaz.Sri Lanka could only make 50 runs in the Asia Cup final in Colombo and India overhauled the target in just the seventh over, inflicting a crushing 10-wicket defeat on the hosts.In the World Cup match here on Thursday, India thrashed the Islanders by 302 runs after notching 357/8 and then bundling out Kusal Mendis's side for 55 runs, Sri Lanka's lowest-ever total in the tournament."I thought we (had) flushed (the Asia Cup loss out of our minds) and ended it. We talked about it with those guys as a playgroup, we com...
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Sachin Tendulkar or Steve Smith? Legend’s statue at Wankhede stadium becomes big talking point on social media | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The intention behind immortalising the legendary Sachin Tendulkar through a statue at the Wankhede stadium turned into a big talking point on social media due to its uncanny resemblance to Australian cricketer Steve Smith.The statue portrays Tendulkar executing a graceful lofted straight drive and was placed near the stand dedicated to him on Thursday.Observant netizens quickly noticed the resemblance between the statue and Smith, sparking a wave of memes and humorous content circulating across social media platforms."It is the Smith era and his impact. That's why it looks like Smith's sculpture. Maybe they made Steve instead of Sachin but it is the power of Smith," a fan wrote on 'X', mocking the resemblance.Another fan wrote: "To compensate this, Cricket Australia will inst...
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Watch: Shreyas Iyer clinches ‘Fielder of the Match’ award as India dominate Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India clinched a resounding 302-run victory against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. The victory propelled India into the semi-final of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup. As a testament to a remarkable fielding display during the match, Shreyas Iyer was awarded the 'Fielder of the Match.'Announcing the accolade, 'Men in Blue' fielding coach T Dilip praised the extraordinary fielding performance by the team.He singled outRavindra Jadeja, affectionately calling him the 'silent sniper' due to his prowess in throwing and catching. Despite his unassuming demeanour on the field, Jadeja's contributions were undeniable.Dilip acknowledged the intensity maintained by the players and credited KL Rahul for outstanding field placement. He also commended India's best fi...
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‘Avoiding deliveries is impossible, and when there is swing…’: What makes Shami and Siraj lethal with new ball? Former PAK players explain

Team India’s fiery fast bowling, courtesy – of Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj, helped the hosts thrash Sri Lanka by a thumping margin of 302 runs victory on Thursday. You can try your hand at solving our Cricket World Cup crossword As a result, India maintained their unbeaten run and became the first side to book a semi-final spot. It was India’s seventh win in as many matches. Chasing a mammoth target of 358, Sri Lanka’s chase got off to an awful start, with Jasprit Bumrah striking first before Siraj picked up the next three wickets. Coming into the attack next, Shami bagged a five-wicket haul and finished with 5-18 while Siraj took 3-16 as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 55, their lowest total in a 50-over World Cup. The Indian pace trio’s performance gathered massive praise from fo...
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‘Never seen him out of form…’: Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik praise ‘extraordinary’ Jasprit Bumrah | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Another big win and another terrific performance from India's pace attack in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup. The pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Moahmmed Shami and Mohammed Siraj blew away the Sri Lankan batting line-up at Wankhede stadium on Thursday, dismissing them for mere 55 runs in 19.4 overs.This after the India batters fired in unison to post a massive 357 for 8 in Mumbai.Mohammed Shami (5/18 in 5 overs) took away all the accolades for his second five-wicket haul in three games, but the other two India pacers also played their parts with aplomb. Pace spearhead Bumrah (1/8 in 5 overs) started the innings with an 'unplayable' delivery to dismiss Sri Lanka opener Pathum Nissanka for a golden duck off the very first ball of the run chase.Praising the impact of Bumrah in the I...
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‘India is becoming a ruthless side, their onslaught could become impossible to stop’: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar hails IND pace battery

India became the first team to secure a semifinal spot at the ICC Cricket World Cup after the pace trio of Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant spell to help the hosts dismantle Sri Lanka and register a 302-run win on Thursday. You can try your hand at solving our Cricket World Cup crossword Siraj took three wickets for nought in the first seven balls as Sri Lanka lost its first four wickets for just three runs within 19 deliveries. Mohammed Shami then took four wickets in three overs in his opening spell, as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 55 runs in 19.4 overs. Shami finished with 5-18 in five overs, his second five-wicket haul in this tournament. Siraj finished with 3-16 in seven overs. Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar was mighty impressed with the...
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After getting among runs, Shreyas Iyer shows anger at questions about his prowess against the short ball

Shreyas Iyer has had enough of people questioning his prowess against the short ball. So on the day he got back among the runs on his home ground and played some good pull shots, he didn’t take too kindly to questions on how he will deal with the South African pacemen in the next World Cup game. ‘How much are you prepared for the next match against South Africa because we know how good they are with the short balls,’ he was asked. Iyer was quick to retort: “When you say it is a problem for me, what do you mean?” He was asked again, not a problem exactly but it has troubled you? “Troubled me? Have you seen how many pull shots I’ve played? Ye sab mahaul aap logo ne banaya hua hai (This perception has been created by you). In my mind, I have no problem against the short ball. If you’re try...
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India vs Sri Lanka | Ruthless Men in Blue demolish listless Islanders

Wrecker in chief: The Sri Lankan batters found Mohammed Shami too hot to handle and fell like nine pins. | Photo Credit: Emmanuel Yogini Like biting into a bun-maska dunked in Irani tea in those old Parsi restaurants in this teeming metropolis, India revealed a similar ease as it tucked into a hapless Sri Lanka here on Thursday. The Men in Blue’s seventh triumph in this World Cup was mounted upon muscular batting and relentless fast bowling and the fans at the Wankhede Stadium relished every second of a lop-sided contest that sealed the host’s semifinal berth. Huge margin Having posted 357 for eight, Rohit Sharma’s men bundled out Sri Lanka for 55 in 19.4 overs and won by 302 runs. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj dismissed Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne respectively when the b...
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‘He was just toying around with Lankans’: Legendary Wasim Akram hails ‘exceptional’ Mohammed Shami – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Five star Mohammed Shami wreaked havoc on a hapless Sri Lanka as hosts India powered to their seventh straight win at the ODI World Cup and became the first team to qualify for the semis on Thursday.Shami led the bowlers' rampage with an incredible burst of 5-1-18-5 as India shot down a clueless Lanka for a lowly 55 in 19.4 overs in their chase of an improbable 358.Playing only his third match of the tournament, Shami now has 14 wickets as he surpassed Zaheer Khan (44) to become India's highest wicket-taker ever at the cricketing extravaganza.Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram was mighty impressed with the bowling performance of the 33-year-old, highlighting that the length at which Shami bowls makes him a dangerous bowler.World Cup 2023: India crush Sri Lanka, become first...
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Records Galore! India pile up milestones in huge win against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India became the first team to secure a spot in the ODI World Cup semifinals, thanks to a stellar opening spell by Mohammed Siraj that contributed to the hosts' resounding 302-run victory over Sri Lanka on Thursday.Siraj made an incredible impact by taking three wickets without conceding a run in the first seven balls. Sri Lanka found themselves in dire straits, losing their first four wickets for just three runs in the span of 19 deliveries.Mohammed Shami then took four wickets in a mere three overs during his opening spell, leading to Sri Lanka being bowled out for a mere 55 runs in 19.4 overs. This followed an impressive performance by India, with Shubman Gill scoring 92 and Shreyas Iyer contributing a rapid 82 off 56 balls, propelling the team to a total of 357-8.Virat Ko...
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Happy to achieve our first goal of reaching the World Cup semifinals: Rohit Sharma – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An all-round batting display was followed by a a dream spell from Mohammed Shami as India hammered Sri Lanka by a mammoth 302 runs to become the first team to qualify for the ODI World Cup semis. In a horrendous outing with the bat in chase of an improbable 358, the Islanders folded for 55 -- their lowest ODI World Cup score ever -- as Shami (5/18) ran through the Lankan batting order after a superb opening burst from pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj. After a seventh straight win, skipper Rohit Sharma was delighted with the performance from the team and termed their progression in the tournament as clinical.World Cup 2023: India crush Sri Lanka, become first team to qualify for semifinals“I am very happy that we have officially qualified now (for the semis). When we s...
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Mohammed Shami’s ball on head gesture takes social media by storm | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As Mohammed Shami claimed a fifer against Sri Lanka to become India's most successful bowler ever at the ODI World Cup, the pacer's ball on head gesture towards the dressing room after claiming his fifth wicket went viral on social media.Shami-led pacers wreaked havoc as India registered their seventh win on the trot to qualify for the semis.The 33-year-old pacer led from the front, registering his best ever ODI bowling figures of 5 for 18, helping India fold the Islanders for a lowly 55 in chase of 358.Amid the Shami storm that hit the Wankhede, his unique celebration and gesture with ball on head also hogged the limelight.Teammate Shubman Gill after the match revealed that the Shami's gesture was for bowling coach Paras Mhambrey as he doesn't have any hair on his head.Team ...
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‘Still not regained full muscle mass and weight’: Shubman Gill on his fitness level | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: First there were concerns about his fitness, after catching dengue fever before the opening match against Australia, then there were concerns about his form, after scoring just one fifty in four innings. But on Thursday, young India opener Shubman Gill ended all the concerns by scoring a run-a-ball 92 against Sri Lanka in their ICC ODI World Cup match at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.Gill, who missed a well-deserved hundred, though disclosed that he is yet to attain full fitness from the fever, even though he has been part of the playing eleven for the last five consecutive games since missing the first two matches in the tournament."Haven't attained full fitness yet. I am four kilos down from dengue, in terms of muscle mass and weight," Gill said after the match, while speaking...
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Speed, seam, swing, swag… the elements that make India’s trio of Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah the most devastating pace-bowling firm in the WC

“This Indian team is scary”. Bangladesh’s Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurasinghe had said before their game a couple of weeks back. It is probably a term that was never used as an adjective for an Indian cricket team. West Indies in the 70’s & early 80’s and Australia in different phases of their history; but not India, and that too in a World Cup. But Hathurasinghe is right. Intimidation is certainly in the Indian air this tournament. The swagger is unmistakable. They don’t need to depend on marketing personnel to cook up hype, they don’t need to dig up imagined rivalries to whip up frenzy, they don’t need to cheapen themselves with mauka-mauka sort of tripe. They can just announce They can just announce “come watch India bowl” or even just “The Indian team is playing here”. The f...
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Mohammed Shami becomes highest wicket-taker for India in ODI World Cup history | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Having been benched for the first four matches to become the main weapon of India's armoury, Mohammed Shami probably relishes the form of his life as he continues to wreak havoc with his lethal pace bowling in the ODI World Cup.Shami was brought into the team for the New Zealand match and went on to grab the opportunity with both hands.The right-arm pacer accounted for 14 wickets in just three matches to become the highest wicket taker (45) for India in the history of the World Cup.He surpassedJavagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan's joint record, both of who have 44 wickets to their names.Shami achieved the milestone in just 14 matches while Zaheer and Srinath took 23 and 34 matches respectively. He has taken 14 wickets so far in just three matches in this edition.Shami's carnage b...
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7 in a row! How unstoppable India demolished hapless Sri Lanka to march into ODI World Cup semis | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A power-packed batting effort was followed by a demolition job by the pacers as Team India's dream run at the ongoing ODI World Cup continued with an incredible 302-run hammering of Sri Lanka at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.With the victory, India pulled off their seventh win in a row and became the first team to officially book their place in the semi-finals of the cricketing extravaganza.The win also helped India regain the top spot in the standings as Rohit Sharma and co. continued to remain the only undefeated team in the competition.The pace trio of Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami produced a superb burst of new-ball bowling as the Lankans were completely floored -- succumbing to their lowest-ever ODI World Cup total of 55 all out in...
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World Cup: Virat Kohli shatters romantics’ heart, but India keep vaulting into greatness

Such has been India’s imperious march in this World Cup that pretty early in the piece, once Sri Lanka’s briefly-sparkling start with the ball was negated, the game had turned into a waiting for Virat Kohli’s 49th hundred. Every romantic cliche was waiting to be ticked off. Sachin Tendulkar in the stands, watching. tick. Tendulkar’s huge statue unveiled just a day before, tick. A long partnership with Shubman Gill, the man he would be passing on the batting baton that he acquired from Tendulkar, tick. In 2016, after his game-saving 50 against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup at Eden Gardens, he bowed to Tendulkar who was in the stands; now it seemed another bow was just moments away. Then reality gatecrashed. It took a fine slower cutter from Dilshan Madhushanka, the young pacer, who has h...