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Rahul Dravid will be the coach for Sri Lanka tour: Sourav Ganguly
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Rahul Dravid will be the coach for Sri Lanka tour: Sourav Ganguly

Rahul Dravid will coach the Indian cricket team for the short Sri Lanka series, confirmed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly. “Rahul Dravid will be the coach for the India tour to Sri Lanka,” Ganguly told The Indian Express. The Indian squad for the Sri Lanka tour on Monday started their 14-days institutional quarantine in Mumbai. Dravid has been coaching the India under-19 and India A teams for the past few years and developing India’s bench strength. Though it seems almost certain that UAE will host the IPL in September, Ganguly said the board has written to Indian government for tax exemption and that the decision on whether to host it in India or UAE will be taken subsequently. “We have written to Indian government on tax exemption. We...
India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Sri Lanka games | Cricket News – Times of India
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India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Sri Lanka games | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's white ball squad, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will quarantine in Mumbai from June 14 to 28 and undergo six RT-PCR tests on alternate days before flying off to Colombo for the six-match series against Sri Lanka, starting on July 13. It is understood that all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be followed by the Lanka-bound squad will be the same as those of the first team currently in the United Kingdom for the World Test Championship final and five-match series against England. "All the rules will be the same like we followed in England. The outstation players will come by charter flight and some fly business class of commercial airline," a BCCI source privy to development told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "They will do seven days of room quarantine and ...
India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Lanka games
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India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Lanka games

India’s white ball squad, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will quarantine in Mumbai from June 14 to 28 and undergo six RT-PCR tests on alternate days before flying off to Colombo for the six-match series against Sri Lanka, starting on July 13. It is understood that all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be followed by the Lanka-bound squad will be same as those of the first team currently in the United Kingdom for the World Test Championship final and five-match series against England. “All the rules will be same like we followed in England. The outstation players will come by charter flight and some fly business class of commercial airline,” a BCCI source privy to development told PTI on conditions of anonymity. “They will do seven days of room quarantine and then c...
Team for Sri Lanka compensates for lack of ‘A’ tours | Cricket News – Times of India
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Team for Sri Lanka compensates for lack of ‘A’ tours | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: When the Indian cricket board (BCCI) announced a team of 20 players and five net bowlers for the white-ball series in Sri Lanka next month, it triggered a debate over some veteran domestic performers missing out. When the tour was announced, it was believed that the series was intended to keep India’s white-ball specialists in touch with the game and prepare for the T20 World Cup in October-November. However, while the series could serve as an audition for some players, TOI understands that the board is looking beyond the T20 World Cup. National Cricket Academy (NCA) director Rahul Dravid and bowling coach Paras Mhambrey will resume their coaching duties in Sri Lanka after a gap of 18 months. The squad is likely to leave for Sri Lanka on June 28 after completing quarantine in...
When you train with best, you only get better: R Sai Kishore
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When you train with best, you only get better: R Sai Kishore

Ravisrinivas Sai Kishore’s transition has been gradual — from being the chief architect of Tamil Nadu’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy victory, followed by an IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings and now a chance to be a reserve bowler for India’s tour of Sri Lanka. The wiry framed left arm orthodox spinner’s rise through the ranks has been possible because of his hunger to learn and soak in as much knowledge as possible like he did during his month long stint at the CSK before IPL was suspended due to COVID-19. “…Being with CSK has been a big plus, my game has got better. If I have to say correctly, when you practise with the best of the best, you will automatically get better,” Sai Kishore told PTI after his maiden national call-up albeit as a net bowler. “The exposure has been...
‘Carrom ball’ in armoury, Krishnappa Gowtham ready to soar under Dravid’s wings
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‘Carrom ball’ in armoury, Krishnappa Gowtham ready to soar under Dravid’s wings

Krishnappa Gowtham was nicknamed “Bhajji” by his teammates during his early years and he has adored Ravichandran Ashwin’s cricketing philosophy but the all-rounder’s skill-sets, including the “carrom ball”, is his own customised version. Gowtham is among the six uncapped players picked for India’s white-ball tour of Sri Lanka, comprising three ODIs and three T-20 matches between July 13 and July 25. “You live a dream for years and now it has come true and you can’t be more happier,” was Gowtham’s first reaction when PTI caught up with him. A consistent performer for a formidable Karnataka side, Gowtham hit the headlines when Chennai Super Kings broke the bank to win his services after an intense bidding war and now at 32, the lanky all-rounder has got his maiden India call-...
Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan
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Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan

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. The 35-year-old has played 34 Tests, 145 ODIs and 65 T20s. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named Dhawan’s deputy. Five players have received their maiden India call up for the series including K Gowtham, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Ruturaj Gaekwad and Chetan Sa...
Ruturaj Gaikwad banks on core strength of adaptability to impress in maiden India outing
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Ruturaj Gaikwad banks on core strength of adaptability to impress in maiden India outing

Overwhelmed by emotion after getting his maiden India call-up, batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad of Friday said he would be banking on his ability to adapt quickly when he tries to make an impression during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. The 24-year-old from Maharashtra is one of the six uncapped players named in the 20-member squad for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka next month. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side will play three ODIs and three T-20 matches between July 13 and July 25. “I am just happy. Right from the moment I got to know about it, you know a journey comes in front of your eyes that from where you started and where you wanted to reach…it’s a pretty emotional feeling,” Gaikwad told PTI after his net practice session near here. “You get the thought of people who h...
As ‘A’ team coach, made sure every player on tour got a game: Rahul Dravid
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As ‘A’ team coach, made sure every player on tour got a game: Rahul Dravid

Widely credited for creating India’s talent pool at the under-19 and A level, former captain and NCA Director Rahul Dravid says during his stint as coach with these teams, he made sure that every cricketer who toured got a game unlike his playing days. Dravid will be head coach of a Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team that will tour Sri Lanka for a white-ball series next month. He doesn’t travel with the A and U-19 squads any more but it was he who made sure all the squad members played on tours. “I tell them upfront, if you come on an A tour with me, you will not leave here without playing a game. I’ve had that personal experience myself as a kid: going on an A tour and not getting an opportunity to play is terrible,” Dravid ESPNcricinfo’s ‘The Cricket Monthly’. “You’ve done we...
‘I wish my father had been here to see this’: Chetan Sakariya on India call up
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‘I wish my father had been here to see this’: Chetan Sakariya on India call up

The 20-member India squad for the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka in July has five new faces. For the first time, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, K Gowtham and Chetan Sakariya have been picked to play for India, ostensibly with an eye to the T20 World Cup to be played in October-November. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his deputy for three ODIs and as many T20Is. It is learnt that Rahul Dravid will be the team’s coach. Among the three new faces, Sakariya is the most captivating story. Over the last one year, his life has been on a roller-coaster. From losing his younger brother to earning a Rs 1.2 crore contract with Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and then the pain of his father’s death – the 23-year-old left-arm seamer from S...
Shikhar Dhawan to lead India on Sri Lanka tour, six uncapped players named in 20-man squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shikhar Dhawan to lead India on Sri Lanka tour, six uncapped players named in 20-man squad | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Opener Shikhar Dhawan was on Thursday named as captain of the Indian team that will travel to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs tour next month as the BCCI announced a 20-man squad, packed with youngsters, including six uncapped players. With the country's top cricketers already in England for the World Test Championship final and the subsequent England series, the selection of a number of youngsters in the squad is on expected lines. Many of them impressed in the suspended IPL and have been rewarded with their maiden India call-up. They included Devdutt Padikkal, pacer Chetan Sakaria, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Varun Chakravarthy. Prithvi Shaw and Manish Pandey have made a comeback but Shreyas Iyer missing out on selection means he has not yet recovered...
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...
India squad for tour of Sri Lanka: Dhawan to lead with Bhuvneshwar as his deputy
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India squad for tour of Sri Lanka: Dhawan to lead with Bhuvneshwar as his deputy

The BCCI’s senior selection committee on Thursday announced a 20-member limited-overs India squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in the month of July. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. The Men in Blue will play three ODIs and three T20Is against the hosts at the R Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo. The ODIs will take place on July 13, 16 and 18 while the T20Is will be played on July 21, 23 and 25. A total of six new players have been added to the squad — Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy, and Nitish Rana. A total of five net bowlers have also been added — Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simranjeeet Singh. India Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Pr...
Deepak Chahar:  EXCLUSIVE: Shikhar Dhawan will be a good choice for captain for the tour of Sri Lanka, says Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Deepak Chahar: EXCLUSIVE: Shikhar Dhawan will be a good choice for captain for the tour of Sri Lanka, says Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: While the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will be busy preparing for a 5 Test series in England (starting August 4), a second-string Indian team is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series in July. The formal schedule for the same and the squad have not been announced yet. But it is likely to be a three ODI and three T20 series. National Cricket Academy chief and former India cricketer Rahul Dravid is set to travel with the team as head coach, in the absence of Ravi Shastri, who will be in England at that time with the Test team. COUNTDOWN TO SRI LANKA TOUR Though it is being called a second string side, there are multiple established names who are going to be part of the squad. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Ch...
Rahul Dravid set to coach India during Sri Lanka tour, claims report
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Rahul Dravid set to coach India during Sri Lanka tour, claims report

Rahul Dravid, the former India captain and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) head, is set to be the head coach of Team India during the six-match limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in July. India will be playing three T20Is and as many ODIs in Sri Lanka during the second half of July when the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be in England for a five-match Test series. “The coaching staff will be in the UK and it is best that the young team is guided by Dravid as he has already worked with almost all of India ‘A’ boys. The comfort the youngsters share with him will be an added advantage,” a BCCI official told ANI. The tour of Sri Lanka will prove to be Dravid’s second stint with India after working as a batting consultant during the England tour in 2014. B...
Tour of Sri Lanka: Two-way fight for India captaincy between Hardik and Shikhar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Tour of Sri Lanka: Two-way fight for India captaincy between Hardik and Shikhar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and flamboyant allrounder- turned specialist batsman Hardik Pandya will be locked in a two-way fight for India captaincy if Shreyas Iyer doesn't get fit in time for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July. India's limited overs specialists will be playing three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs in the island nation during the second half of July, when big guns like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be in England for a marquee five-match Test series. "It is still not clear if Shreyas will recover fully and will be match-fit in time for the tour of Sri Lanka. Normally, a surgery of this scale along with rest, extensive rehab and training to get back in shape takes around four months," a senior BCCI source privy to selection matters told PTI on c...
India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan in line for captaincy
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India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan in line for captaincy

Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and flamboyant allrounder- turned specialist batsman Hardik Pandya will be locked in a two-way fight for India captaincy if Shreyas Iyer doesn’t get fit in time for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July. India’s limited-overs specialists will be playing three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs in the island nation during the second half of July, when big guns like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be in England for a marquee five-match Test series. “It is still not clear if Shreyas will recover fully and will be match-fit in time for tour of Sri Lanka. Normally, a surgery of this scale along with rest, extensive rehab and training to get back in shape takes around four months,” a senior BCCI source privy to selection matters told PTI on con...
India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited-overs series: Sourav Ganguly
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India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited-overs series: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said that the Indian team, sans the top players, will tour Sri Lanka in July for a limited overs bilateral series. Big names such as skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma will not be part of the tour as they will be engaged in a marquee five-match Test series in England. “We have planned a white ball series for the senior men’s team during the month of July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka,” Ganguly told PTI in an interaction. Asked how will India segregate the two teams, Ganguly said that it will be a different side, which won’t have anyone from the outfit that will be in the United Kingdom at that time. “Yes, it will be a team of white ball specialists. It will be a different team,” the forme...
Sourav Ganguly Confirms Sri Lanka Tour In July, No IPL Any Time Soon
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Sourav Ganguly Confirms Sri Lanka Tour In July, No IPL Any Time Soon

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, in an interview, confirmed that India will play three ODIs and five T20Is against Sri Lanka in July. The India vs Sri Lanka tour which is supposed to be held in July 2021 has confirmed that there are no signs of IPL being hosted any time soon. India has the final of the World Test Championship scheduled in June. Virat Kohli's men will play the WTC final against New Zealand from June 18 2021 at Southampton. (Earlier, the scheduled venue for the final was Lords) After the WTC final, India has a 5-match away Test series against England that will begin from August 5. So, speculations were made that IPL may be held between the available window of June 22, 2021, and August 5, 2021. But Sourav...
On this day: Sri Lanka score 952/6 vs India as Jayasuriya- Mahanama stitch record-breaking partnership
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On this day: Sri Lanka score 952/6 vs India as Jayasuriya- Mahanama stitch record-breaking partnership

By: Sports Desk | Published: August 6, 2020 6:47:34 pm Led by Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama, Sri Lanka scored 952/6 in response to India’s first-innings total of 537/8. (Source: Twitter/CricIndeed) On this day in 1997, Sri Lanka broke the record for the highest single innings score in the history of Test cricket. Led by Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama, the Islander scored a mammoth 952/6 in response to India’s first-innings total of 537/8. The previous best of 903 was scored by England at The Oval in 1938. The two-match series eventually ended in a 0-0 draw, but cricket lovers still remember the first encounter for its run-fest. What happened in th...