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Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer face contract axe over Ranji Trophy absence | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Not playing in the ongoing Ranji Trophy may cost Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer heavily. Both Kishan and Iyer are likely to lose their central contracts when the BCCI announces the list, which is likely to be soon, TOI has learnt."The selectors, led by Ajit Agarkar, has almost finalised the list of centrally contracted players for the 2023-24 season too, which the BCCI will announce soon.Kishan and Iyer are likely to be excluded from that list, as both haven't been playing domestic cricket despite the BCCI's diktat to do so," a source told TOI.Kishan has been on an extended break "due to personal reasons" since coming back from the India tour of South Africa in December-January. He has been practicing with his Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya at Baroda, but has not turned out...
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Shreyas Iyer’s Absence from Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy Match Raises Concerns | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The absence of Shreyas Iyer from Mumbai's crucial Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Baroda has raised eyebrows and concerns within the cricketing fraternity, echoing the recent case of Ishan Kishan's non-participation in domestic cricket. Despite repeated reminders from key figures like head coach Rahul Dravid and BCCI secretary Jay Shah regarding the importance of playing domestic matches, Iyer's decision to opt out due to a purported back injury has drawn scrutiny.In a report by The Indian Express, it was revealed that Iyer cited a back injury as the reason for his unavailability for the knockout fixture. However, an email from Nitin Patel, the head of sports science and medicine at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), contradicted this claim, stating that there were ...
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‘Would like to ask MS Dhoni why I was dropped’, says Manoj Tiwary after announcing retirement | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bengal cricket star Manoj Tiwary, a day after announcing his retirement from cricket, expressed concerns about the prevalent IPL-centric approach among young cricketers. He emphasised the need for a greater focus on the Ranji Trophy, advocating for a balanced approach to nurture and develop cricketing talent.Tiwary, who scored 287 runs from 12 ODIs, including a memorable unbeaten knock of 104 against the West Indies in Chennai in 2011, raised questions about the selection process. Despite his notable performances, he faced a challenging period, being dropped for the next 14 matches under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Tiwary also featured in three T20Is."I would like to ask Dhoni why I was dropped from the playing XI in 2011 after scoring a century? I had the potential to be a he...
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‘A cause for concern…’: BCCI warns players not to put IPL over domestic cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Not anticipating some players' prioritization of Indian Premier League over domestic cricket, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has asked centrally-contracted players to prove themselves in first-class cricket if they want to be considered for selection in the national side. Shah also warned players that 'severe implications' will follow if they ignore domestic cricket.The secretary pointed out that the board is happy with the IPL's success over the years but asserted on the significance of domestic cricket, saying it has been the 'foundation upon which Indian cricket stands'."However, there is a trend that has started to emerge and is a cause for concern. Some players have begun prioritising the IPL over domestic cricket, a shift that was not anticipated. Domestic cricket has always b...
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EXCLUSIVE: In letter to top cricketers, BCCI secretary Jay Shah warns ‘skipping domestic red-ball games will have severe implications’

BOARD OF Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah on Friday wrote to top cricketers — centrally contracted as well as India A — warning them that domestic cricket remains a “critical yardstick for selection” to the national team and non-participation in it will have “severe implications”. The reason for the communication, according to the letter, was “the concerning trend of players prioritising the IPL over domestic red-ball cricket”. “There is a recent trend that has started to emerge and is a cause for concern. Some players have begun prioritising the IPL over domestic cricket, a shift that was not anticipated. Domestic cricket has always been the foundation upon which Indian cricket stands, and it has never been undervalued in our vision for the sport,” Shah said in th...
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Ishan Kishan risks BCCI ire as his Ranji Trophy absence continues | Cricket News – Times of India

Ishan Kishan's continued absence from the Ranji Trophy has drawn criticism as the wicketkeeper-batsman, who plays for Jharkhand in domestic cricket, opted out of the final round of matches starting on Friday.Kishan's prioritization of the IPL over first-class cricket has prompted the BCCI to enforce a minimum requirement of Ranji Trophy games for players to be eligible for the IPL auction pool.Joining Kishan in missing action are Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer. Despite specific instructions for the trio to participate in first-class cricket for their state teams, they remaini missing. However, Iyer's absence is attributed to concerns with his lower back and groin.In Kishan's absence, Kumar Kushagra has taken up wicket-keeping duties for Jharkhand, who are facing Rajasthan in their final...
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AB de Villiers on Ishan Kishan’s absence: Importance of Clear Communication in Managing Career Challenges | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former South African batting legend AB de Villiers has weighed in on the absence of Indian wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan from international cricket, emphasizing the need for clear communication between players and team management during such challenging situations.Kishan, who last played a T20I match against Australia in November, requested a break from the Test squad during the South Africa series due to personal reasons. Despite being in the T20I squad for the South Africa tour, he did not feature in any matches and has been absent from the ongoing Ranji Trophy as well.Reflecting on this situation, de Villiers, speaking on a YouTube channel, shared his own experiences with managing career challenges, particularly towards the end of his playing days. He highlighted the co...
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Ishan Kishan fiasco: BCCI might make playing 3-4 Ranji games mandatory for IPL participation | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ishan Kishan's continued reluctance to play first-class matches and being found training in Baroda with his new Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League seems to have not gone down well with the BCCI as the Indian cricket board is mulling to make minimum number of first-class games mandatory to be eligible to feature in the cash-rich league's auction pool. The Jharkhand keeper-batter had earlier pulled out of the South Africa tour midway, citing 'travel fatigue'. Since then Ishan hasn't featured in any of Ranji matches for his state team, who is near bottom of group A table.The BCCI has already instructed Kishan to play Jharkhand's last group league game against Rajasthan in Jamshedpur.There is a general consensus that a s...
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Team India wants wicketkeepers who can pass the ‘Test’ | Cricket News – Times of India

In January 2022, a 37-year-old Wriddhiman Saha was told by head coach Rahul Dravid that the team management wanted to groom a younger wicketkeeper as Rishabh Pant’s backup in the Test team. At that time, it seemed Indian cricket was well insured when it came to wicketkeeper-batter options. KS Bharat, in particular, had emerged as oneof the main alternatives. However, within 24 months, and just days before the third Test against England begins in Rajkot, Dravid and the selectors may well be revisiting the call. Bharat’s wicketkeeping has been by and large satisfying but his meagre returns with the bat have been a worry in a closely-contested series. With Rishabh Pant still recovering from his accident, what are the options?A few years earlier, MS Dhoni’s undisputed place behind the stump...
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Former India opener urges Ishan Kishan to make himself available | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has stressed the importance of left-handed batter Ishan Kishan actively participating in cricket to enhance his chances of selection for the national team. Chopra's remarks come amidst speculation regarding Kishan's absence from recent squads despite his talent.Speaking on his YouTube channel, Chopra echoed India head coach Rahul Dravid's sentiments, emphasizing the need for Kishan to make himself available for selection. "What Rahul has said is absolutely correct. Rahul Dravid has said that he should make himself available first and secondly, he needs to play some cricket," stated Chopra.Highlighting the ongoing Ranji Trophy as an ideal platform for Kishan to exhibit his availability by engaging in first-class cricket, Chopra underlined the...
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Ishan Kishan training in Baroda amidst speculation over absence from cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amid mounting speculation surrounding his prolonged absence from competitive cricket, wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has been sighted diligently honing his skills at the Reliance Stadium in Baroda.According to a report in Cricbuzz, Kishan has been stationed in Baroda for the past few weeks and has been actively participating in training sessions at the Kiran More Academy.He has been training alongside renowned cricketers such as the Pandya brothers, Hardik and Krunal.Hardik Pandya, who is set to captain the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, shares professional ties with Kishan, as they both represent the franchise.Confirming Kishan's presence at the academy, Kiran More revealed to Cricbuzz that the 25-year-old cricketer has indeed been trai...
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‘We’re not forcing him to do anything’: India coach Rahul Dravid on Ishan Kishan’s comeback

After India defeated England by 108 runs in the second Test to level the five-Test series 1-1, head coach Rahul Dravid was once again asked about the way back into the Indian team for Ishan Kishan. The wicketkeeper has not played for India since November and had requested the team management for a break in the middle of the South Africa tour in December citing personal reasons. He has since not featured for Jharkhand as well in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. But with Rishabh Pant out of action due to his long term injury and KS Bharat struggling with the bat, the focus has understandably turned back on Ishan. “There is way back for anyone and everyone. I don’t want to go on labouring about the Ishan Kishan point. Have tried to explain this as best as I can, the point was he had requested a...
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‘We are not forcing him to…’: Rahul Dravid on Ishan Kishan’s absence | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Addressing concerns about Ishan Kishan's extended absence from both international and domestic cricket, head coach Rahul Dravid on Monday emphasised that Kishan needs to determine when he will resume playing "some form of cricket" before being considered for national selection.Despite being a regular member of the Indian team across formats not too long ago, Kishan has been on a break since requesting time off during the South Africa tour in December due to personal reasons.Dravid clarified the situation following the series-leveling win over England."There is a way back for anyone and everyone. I don't want to go on labouring about the Ishan Kishan point. Have tried to explain this as best as I can, the point was he had requested a break, we were happy to give him the break,...
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‘Good to have your name on the top of the list’: Tanmay Agarwal rewrites record books with fastest first-class triple ton | Cricket News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: A decade after making his Ranji Trophy debut against Goa with a century (135 off 330 balls), 28-year-old Tanmay Agarwal rewrote several first-class records on way to an unbeaten triple century against Arunachal Pradesh in their Ranji Trophy Plate encounter on Friday. Even as the nation was celebrating its 75th Republic Day, Tanmay made the occasion sweeter with his willow putting the hapless rival attack to the sword.The left-handed opener was at his belligerent best as he struck the fastest first-class triple century. He took just 147 balls to reach 300 and smashed 31 fours and 20 sixes on way to erase South African Marco Marais’ record, who hit 300 off 191 balls for Border against East Province in 2017. Since his under-16 days, Tanmay has had a penchant for setting records....
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Race for Indian Wicketkeeper’s Slot Heats Up for T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

Ishan, Jitesh, Sanju, Rahul or Pant? Who will be behind the stumps in the T20 World Cup?BENGALURU: Since MS Dhoni’s retirement in 2019, the Indian wicketkeeper’s slot has been a game of musical chairs. Since Jan last year, India have primarily tried three men behind the stumps – Jitesh Sharma, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan in T20Is. With the T20 World Cup scheduled in June, the race for the wicketkeeper’s slot is gathering momentum.In the last 12 months, Ishan Kishan has figured in the most T20Is — 11 matches — while both Samson (9) and Jitesh (9) have been given opportunities to showcase their skills with the bat and behind the stumps. However, since Nov, the team management has shown more faith in Jitesh, who has also been India’s first choice in the last two series against South Afri...
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India vs England: KL Rahul relieved from Test wicketkeeping duties | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: KL Rahul’s role as a wicketkeeper in Test cricket has lasted just one series against South Africa. TOI has learnt that the 31-year-old, who cracked a brilliant 101 against in the first Test against South Africa in Centurion, will play as a specialist batter in the five match home Test series against England, which begins with the first Test in Hyderabad on January 25. When the Indian cricket board (BCCI) announced the team for the first two Tests against England at 10.40 pm on Friday night, a lot of people were surprised to find the names of three wicketkeeper batters in the 16-man squad — Rahul, KS Bharat and Dhruv Jurel, who received his maiden India call-up. Clearing the air on Rahul’s role, a reliable source in the BCCI said, “Rahul will play as a specialist batter from now ...
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Handling of Ishan Kishan situation, persisting with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli shows up Indian cricket as crusty, conservative and outdated

After warming the bench for most of last year, Ishan Kishan asked for a break in December, during the South Africa tour. He is said to have told the team management that he was mentally fatigued and missing home. In the days to follow, he would be seen on Kaun Banega Crorepati talking about his tattoo, cracking jokes and regaling the crowd with Team India stories. Later, pictures of him in Dubai would emerge. These were usual frames that the young put out to tell the world that they were having a good time. One had him on the balcony of a skyscraper with a bay full of yachts below, another had him at a fine dining restaurant. So far so good.But this didn’t go down well with the righteous decision-makers of Indian cricket. The 25-year-old wicketkeeper from Jharkhand, scorer of two half-c...
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Watch: Ishan Kishan back at training after Rahul Dravid’s ‘domestic cricket’ message | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The last few days have been challenging for wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan after not being selected for Afghanistan T20Is, with reports surfacing about his conduct during a break and apparently leaving the Indian team management and selectors dissatisfied.However, chief coach Rahul Dravid made it clear, rubbishing the media reports, during the pre-match presser of the India-Afghanistan first T20 in Mohali, stating Ishan requested a break due to mental fatigue, which the team management approved.Dravid further informed that Ishan has not made himself available for selection since then and will return to domestic cricket when he feels ready."No, absolutely not (disciplinary issue). Ishan Kishan was not available for selection. Ishan requested a break, which we agreed on in So...
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Ishan Kishan shares video of himself meditating and training as non selection saga rumbles on

As the controversy surrounding Ishan Kishan and his non inclusion in the Indian cricket team for the Afghanistan series continues to simmer, the batter posted a small video on X and Instagram, where he shared a glimpse of his day. In the video, the Mumbai Indians batter was seen meditating to start his day and then went to the ground and took part in various exercises like running and hurdles. A few days ago, this newspaper had reported that Kishan was in Vadodara, training alongside his new captain at Mumbai Indians – Hardik Pandya. The 25-year-old had demanded for a break because of mental fatigue during the South Africa tour and it was granted. However, it was learnt that the wicketkeeper first wanted to sit out of the T20 series against Australia that was played within days of t...
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Ishan Kishan Saga: The Mess that could have been avoided | Cricket News – Times of India

GQEBERHA (South Africa): Ishan Kishan will be tad too naïve not to understand that he currently stands on the lowest pedal in the ladder of players who are in contention for a slot in India's squad for the T20 World Cup.The dashing wicketkeeper batsman's chances of entering the team also hit the cold point once batting maestro Virat Kohli expressed his intentions of playing the marquee event in June.To add to his dilemma, head coach Rahul Dravid on Wednesday had made a loaded statement that Kishan has to play domestic cricket to make his return to India fold.It means that having not played any cricket for seven weeks, the left-hander can't be selected for England Tests later this month, where Kona Bharat is seen as the first keeper.When PTI contacted Jharkhand State Cricket Association ...