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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...
Want to bowl in T20 World Cup: Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India
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Want to bowl in T20 World Cup: Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The T20 World Cup is fast approaching and Hardik Pandya knows he's got a job to do. It's not just the scoring of runs. Hardik the bowler too will have to pick his strides and be at his best when India make another attempt at an ICC trophy later this year. In and out of bio-bubbles during this pandemic, Pandya has been training hard on this front. “For me, I want to make sure, and I will be able to, that I bowl in all the games of the (T20) World Cup. I am just trying to be smart and make sure that I don't miss that. My full focus is on the World Cup,” Hardik told the TOI’s brand new podcast ‘TOI Sportcast’. The Pandya brothers on the TOI Sportscast podcastWhen the time arrives, Hardik realises he’ll have to be at his fittest best to make his four overs count. In fact, when he’ll...
India vs Sri Lanka: Krishnappa Gowtham keen to make opportunities count | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs Sri Lanka: Krishnappa Gowtham keen to make opportunities count | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The Indian team for the limited overs tour of Sri Lanka has six spinners in the line-up. In the bevy of tweakers, Krishnappa Gowtham is the lone new face. The others are Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy. Having earned his maiden national call-up, the Karnataka off-spinner is not unduly worried about the competition in the team. Instead, he is looking forward to soaking in the experience of being part of a national squad. “I’m not thinking about the number of spinners in the team. We all know the nature of Sri Lankan wickets. My focus is on the opportunities I’ll get and how I make them count,” Gowtham, 32, told TOI on Friday. The all-rounder’s call-up has been in the pipeline for a couple of years now, but when it finally cam...
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...
Pandya brothers send new batch of oxygen concentrators to Covid centres
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Pandya brothers send new batch of oxygen concentrators to Covid centres

Indian cricket’s Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal — are once again doing their bit to help those suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, dispatching oxygen concentrators to the centres dealing with the crisis. Elder brother Krunal, who has played ODIs and T20s for India, took to Twitter on Monday to share the information. “This new batch of Oxygen Concentrators are being dispatched to Covid centres with prayers in our hearts for everyones speedy recovery,” tweeted Krunal, who also plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, along with a picture. Hardik also took to social media and said that the battle against the pandemic can be won by working together. “We’re in the middle of a tough battle that we can win by working together,” said Hardik. We’re in the middl...
Hardik, Krunal Pandya to donate 200 oxygen concentrators in rural areas
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Hardik, Krunal Pandya to donate 200 oxygen concentrators in rural areas

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Saturday announced that his entire family, including brother Krunal, will donate 200 oxygen concentrators to help the rural areas of the country fight the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Talking ahead of his team’s match against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, Hardik said his family had been looking for ways to help those in need. “Gratitude to all the medical staff, frontline workers and all the individuals who have come out and held their hands at such times to fight out the battle,” Hardik said. “Krunal, myself and my mother — basically our entire family, we were finding ways at trying to help out. We decided to donate 200 oxygen concentrators to the rural parts of India where I feel the medical infrastructure needs...
Rohit Sharma: We badly needed this win after two losses, says Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rohit Sharma: We badly needed this win after two losses, says Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

Rohit Sharma. (BCCI/IPL Photo)NEW DELHI: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday said the defending champions "badly needed" the win over Rajasthan Royals after a couple of reverses in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Opener Quinton de Kock struck form with a blistering 50-ball 70 as Mumbai Indians got the better of Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the day's first match here. Krunal Pandya blazed away to 39 off 26 balls. "We needed that win badly after a couple of losses. We did everything right today, right from ball one, and very clinical towards the end as well. Individuals took the responsibilities that were given to them, it was a collective effort," Rohit said at the presentation ceremony. "Guys were positive as they got to know we were going to Delhi, because it was...
Shah Rukh Khan apologises to fans after KKR’s ‘disappointing performance’ against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shah Rukh Khan apologises to fans after KKR’s ‘disappointing performance’ against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor and KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan apologised to fans after the team's "disappointing performance" against defending champions Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. Mumbai Indians defeated KKR by 10 runs thanks to an all-rounder bowling performance from the Rohit Sharma-led side. Andre Russell's five-wicket haul had bundled Mumbai Indians out for 152 after batsman Suryakumar Yadav's (56) quickfire knock. In response, KKR was restricted to 142/7. KKR were right on the track for an easy win but Chahar spun a web and removed the top four batsmen before Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult's fiery spell handed Mumbai Indians the match. Taking to Twitter Shah Rukh wrote, "Disappointing performance. to say the least @KKRiders apologies to all the fans!" Di...
IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians stun Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians stun Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Kolkata Knight Riders managed to lose its bearings in an astonishing manner as Mumbai Indians spinners Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya fashioned an improbable 10-run victory in an IPL encounter here on Tuesday. Chasing a target of 153, KKR were on course reaching 122 for 4 in the 15th over before the last five fetched only 20 runs as they stunningly fell short giving defending champions their first win. Krunal (1/13 in 4 overs) and Chahar (4/27 in 4 overs) were brilliant in checking the run-flow after a 72 run opening stand between Nitish Rana (57 off 47 balls) and Shubman Gill (33 off 24 balls). Match highlights | ScorecardBut it was Jasprit Bumrah (0/28) and Trent Boult (2/27), who were magnificent at the death keeping Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik under checks in a game th...
KKR vs MI Preview, IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders face tough test against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India
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KKR vs MI Preview, IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders face tough test against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

Mumbai Indians are the most successful IPL side, having won the title five times. But they are also the slowest starters and Kolkata Knight Riders will try to take advantage of that when they meet them in Chennai on Tuesday. MI once again were off to a losing start in this edition, while KKR recorded a convincing victory against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. They will look to keep that momentum going. That should give the Kolkata side an opportunity to improve the overall, rather lopsided, 6-21 head-to-head record with their rivals. What should be pleasing for the KKR team management is that Sunday's victory happened without much contributions from their big guns. With skipper Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell failing with the bat, it was Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi who prepared the...
IPL: Harshal Patel becomes first bowler to take fifer against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL: Harshal Patel becomes first bowler to take fifer against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) Harshal Patel on Friday became the first-ever bowler to take a five-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Harshal achieved the feat in the opening match of this year's cash-rich league at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. The 30-year-old bowler picked three wickets in the final over of the Mumbai Indians' innings to restrict the side to 159/9 in the allotted 20 overs. Harshal dismissed Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, and Kieron Pollard in the final over after sending Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya back to the pavilion in the 18th and 16th over respectively. Just ONE run off the last over. Fifer and an economy of 6️⃣.8️⃣. You’re a 🌟, Harshal! 👏🏻 👏🏻 #PlayBold… https://t.co/ddLGKtCnSn— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@...
Watch: Kyle Jamieson’s yorker breaks Krunal Pandya’s bat into two
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Watch: Kyle Jamieson’s yorker breaks Krunal Pandya’s bat into two

It was a smashing start to the Indian Premier League 2021 season, quite literally, as defending champions Mumbai Indians took on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener. During the 19th over of the match, RCB all-rounder Kyle Jamieson’s yorker delivery broke Krunal Pandya’s bat into two pieces. Jamieson delivered a yorker on middle stump which Krunal managed to negotiate but the ball hit the toe-end of the bat resulting in it breaking into two pieces. The bat’s handle remained in Krunal’s hands, but the rest of the willow broke and fell to the ground. What a bowling by Jamieson and broke the Krunal Bat !!! #IPL2021 #MIvRCB #IPL #RCB #MI pic.twitter.com/z4QqJx5kTu — Ramims Vlogs (@RamimsVlogs) April 9, 2021 Krunal departed after scoring just 7 runs in...
IPL 2021: Can five-time champions Mumbai Indians do an encore? | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Can five-time champions Mumbai Indians do an encore? | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians have it them to do an encore in the upcoming IPL. A batting line-up dotted with big power-hitters along with the best death bowlers make record five-time winners MI a formidable unit. However, the absence of quality spinners could hurt them from registering a hat-trick of title triumphs. STRENGTHS:After lifting the trophy in 2019, Mumbai once again won in 2020 when the lucrative league was shifted to UAE due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The win was built on the team's strength -- their core has remained the same over the years and this is one of the biggest reasons for the side's dominant run. MI's batting is their biggest strength and they possess a solid opening duo in the form of skipper Rohit Sharma and South African Quinton De Kock,...
Fading confidence in Team India’s lead white-ball spinners | Cricket News – Times of India
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Fading confidence in Team India’s lead white-ball spinners | Cricket News – Times of India

India's XI for the deciding ODI on Sunday is, in essence, a commentary on the receding trust in the pool of frontline spinners in white-ball cricket. India went in with four regular seamers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Prasidh Krishna and Shardul Thakur. Hardik Pandya declared in the innings break that he would be bowling to complement his off-colour spinner brother Krunal Pandya who was the lone spinner in the XI. Not long ago, India flaunted a lethal spin attack in 50-over cricket. Wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav were in the forefront of a revolution of sorts and Ravindra Jadeja added scary depth to the lineup. Irrespective of the conditions and pitches they played on, the Indian team management was prepared to barter extra runs for a few wickets. Now we have b...
Krunal Pandya doesn’t look like a 10-over bowler: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India
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Krunal Pandya doesn’t look like a 10-over bowler: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India

Making his debut during the first one-day international (ODI) against England, Krunal Pandya scored a blistering 58 not out off 31 balls and then bowled 10 overs, conceding 59 runs with one wicket in his kitty. In the second ODI, Krunal, who scored an unbeaten 12 off 9 balls, bowled 6 overs but proved expensive, leaking 72 runs. Former India cricketer VVS Laxman is not happy the way Krunal, elder brother of India allrounder Hardik Pandya, has been bowling in the series. "Could India have done anything different? I understand workload management is crucial, but if India can’t get even 3-4 overs out of Hardik, then they have to relook at their combination because I am not convinced Krunal Pandya is a regular 10-over bowler, especially on a flat pitch. Virat perhaps would have been better ...
India missing Hardik Pandya the bowler | Cricket News – Times of India
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India missing Hardik Pandya the bowler | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: India missed Hardik Pandya the bowler in the second ODI as their fourth and fifth bowlers -- spinners Krunal Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav -- proved expensive on Friday. While Krunal leaked 72 runs in six overs, Yadav conceded 84 in 10 overs. As India picked just five specialist bowlers, the onus was on Hardik to chip in and take the burden off the fourth and fifth bowlers. He, however, didn't bowl. The Indian team management has been very conscious about managing his workload. While the all-rounder bowled 17.2 overs in the T20 International series -- picking three wickets and conceding 6.94 runs an over -- and bowled in each and every game, he has not bowled even a single over in the first two ODIs. India captain Virat Kohli was asked why Pandya is not being bowled. "We need to manage...
India vs England, 3rd ODI: Strategic shift could be on cards for India in series decider | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England, 3rd ODI: Strategic shift could be on cards for India in series decider | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Indian cricket team may like to revisit its 50-over template while picking up pieces from the Friday carnage with an aim to complete a hat-trick of series wins against England in the third and final ODI here on Sunday. On batting belters that's been on offer at the Gahunje Stadium, England hit an astounding 20 sixes in a 337-run chase which became a cakewalk, thanks to inept bowling from spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya. Never before has captain Virat Kohli missed Ravindra Jadeja as much as he would have on Friday when Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes took the mickey out of India's left-arm wrist and orthodox spinners. In the bowling department, Kuldeep scripted an unwanted record when he conceded 8 sixes, most by an Indian bowler. He leaked 84 runs in the second game after g...
Good on India to back KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India
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Good on India to back KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India batsman VVS Laxman expressed his pleasure on India winning the ODI series opener by 66 runs against England on Tuesday. In his column for the Times of India, Laxman wrote, "To their great relief, I am sure, India managed to win the first game of a series for the first time since last November. They are now well placed to complete a series win across all formats against England, who will wonder long and hard how they let the first ODI get away." Opener Shikhar Dhawan top scored for India with a 98-run knock and KL Rahul (62*) put up an unbeaten 112-run stand with debutant Krunal Pandya. "I must compliment the team management for having kept faith with Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. With so many options available, it could have been tempting to leave at least one, bu...
India vs England 2nd ODI: KL Rahul cool about donning different roles | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England 2nd ODI: KL Rahul cool about donning different roles | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: KL Rahul remains unperturbed about his role in the Indian team constantly changing across formats. The Karnataka lad played as a batsman in T20 series with Rishabh Pant donning the gloves. However, in the first ODI, Rahul stood behind the wickets again. He could again find himself manning the boundaries if the team management decides to bring back Pant in place of Shreyas Iyer, who has been injured and ruled out for at least four months. Rahul said he was prepared for the challenge that came from having a healthy competition for each slot in the team. "When you are a part of this Indian team, you know that the competition is going to be really, really high and you can never sit back and feel comfortable like you own a position. You will always be challenged and that's how it is," ...
Ind vs Eng 2nd ODI: Suryakumar Yadav may debut as India eye series victory against England | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ind vs Eng 2nd ODI: Suryakumar Yadav may debut as India eye series victory against England | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: The immensely talented Suryakumar Yadav is likely to get a chance to showcase his '360 degree' hitting skills when a rampaging Indian team takes on a rather clueless England, aiming to seal off another series victory in the second ODI here on Friday. Shreyas Iyer's dislocated shoulder has once again brought Yadav in focus and his ODI debut, after a blockbuster T20 first outing, looks imminent after an all-round show by the hosts ensured an easy victory in the first game. Iyer has been one of India's most prolific 50-over batsman before the COVID-19 enforced lockdown but such is the team's strength that a debutant looks more formidable for a world champion opposition, who are no less menacing but seem utterly confused at this point. Being spoilt for choices is always a good headach...