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India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane back in training session, chances of playing 1st Test increases | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane back in training session, chances of playing 1st Test increases | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: There is some good news in store for India's Test team, currently training in Durham as vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is showing signs of recovery from the hamstring niggle and has started practising ahead of the first Test against England starting in Nottingham from August 4. Rahane didn't play India's first-class game against Select County XI because of a "mild swelling around his left upper hamstring." He was administered an injection to reduce the swelling and the pain associated with the injury. It was learnt that Rahane has returned to practice on the day and apart from fielding and physical training sessions, he also had a proper net session at the Riverside Ground of Durham County. While Suryakumar Yadav is being flown in alongside Prithvi Shaw as a middle-order cover but ...
Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja among runs on final day of warm-up game | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja among runs on final day of warm-up game | Cricket News – Times of India

CHESTER-LE-STREET (DURHAM): Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari spent some valuable time in the middle while Ravindra Jadeja scored his second fifty of the game on the final day of India's warm-up match against County XI here on Thursday. After bowling out County XI for 220 on day two, Agarwal (47 off 81) and Cheteshwar Pujara (38 off 58), opened India's second innings on day three. The duo shared an 87-run stand which ended when Agarwal charged down the wicket to off-spinner Jack Carson only to be caught at mid-on by fellow India teammate Washington Sundar. Washington and pacer Avesh Khan, who are both set to fly back home due to injury, played for the County XI in India's only warm up game ahead of the first Test beginning August 4. Like Agarwal, Pujara too had the opportunity to make a ...
Practice Match: KL Rahul ‘warms up’ with fine hundred but top-order fails to utilise game time | Cricket News – Times of India
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Practice Match: KL Rahul ‘warms up’ with fine hundred but top-order fails to utilise game time | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: KL Rahul gave a timely reminder to the Indian team management with a sublime first-class hundred against County Select XI on the opening day of the warm-up game on Tuesday. The Indian team, without its regular skipper Virat Kohli (back niggle) and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (hamstring injury), ended the day at 306 for 9 despite early hiccups, thanks to Rahul's 101 off 150 balls following which he was "retired out". His innings had 11 fours and a six. Ravindra Jadeja (75 off 146 balls) also played his part to perfection during the 127-run fifth wicket stand with Rahul after the top-order failed to make optimal use of proper game time. CENTURY @klrahul11 💯A brilliant innings 👏🇮🇳Live Stream ➡️ https://t.co/ZsCqJdCEX1#CountyXIvIndia @BCCI https://t.co/4Ffzd5wnEP— Durham Cricket (@Dur...
Rishabh Pant still in isolation as all eyes on ‘opener’ Mayank Agarwal against County Select XI | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rishabh Pant still in isolation as all eyes on ‘opener’ Mayank Agarwal against County Select XI | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: Mayank Agarwal's fight to reclaim his place in Indian Test eleven starts on Tuesday when he walks out to open in a three-day game against 'County Select XI', starting on Tuesday as best friend KL Rahul gears up to keep wickets in Rishabh Pant's absence. The match has been accorded first-class status, a first for India in many years since Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over captaincy. The Jharkhand dasher believed that an "official match" robbed all players from getting some game time. However, the team management wanted a proper first-class game to get into the groove before the start of the Test series next month. According to BCCI sources, Pant, who had tested positive for Covid-19, has completed his stipulated 10-day isolation in an acquaintance's place in London and is "recoverin...
India vs England: No replacement for Shubman Gill, BCCI tells team | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: No replacement for Shubman Gill, BCCI tells team | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The BCCI will not be sending a replacement for the injured Shubman Gill to England and Team India will have to make do with the 23 available players for the series starting next month. BCCI sources confirmed the development and said that “When Prithvi Shaw was not considered in the pool of 24 players who travelled, why should it be any different now? As for Devdutt Padikkal, well, he’s a great talent but doesn’t deserve to be pushed to the wall like this. His time will come”. Meanwhile, it is learnt that the entire confusion caused in the backdrop of the email sent by the Indian team manager —asking for replacements in the squad — is for the chief national selector to answer. Chetan Sharma, who is believed to have received the letter on June 28, did not communicate with the BCCI...
India vs England Test: BCCI, team and selectors not in sync over replacement opener for England tour | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England Test: BCCI, team and selectors not in sync over replacement opener for England tour | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With the Indian team management waiting for a replacement opener to be flown to England following Shubman Gill's injury, it has emerged that there has been breakdown in communication between the team management, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) and the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee. The board, it is understood, is seeking clarity over the team management's plans since the squad still has 23 players in England. The team management has formally asked for a cover for Gill to be sent to England. The selectors and the board are not sure why the team management is insisting on having more players to be flown over when KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are already with the team. Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran is also with the team as a reserve opener. However, indications are tha...
Choice should be between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul: Deep Dasgupta | Cricket News – Times of India
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Choice should be between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul: Deep Dasgupta | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta has said that if the situation arises where the team has to look at a replacement for the injured opener Shubman Gill ahead of the five-Test series against England, the choice should be between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. While the Indian cricket team in England is fretting over the fitness of Gill who is doubtful for the first Test that begins in Nottingham on August 4 and speculation is building on whether India will send a back-up, the Indian cricket board is yet to come out with an official statement on the status of the batsman's injury. As of now, the only information available is that Gill has a leg injury. There is no information on what the injury is and in which leg. Dasgupta, cricketer-turned commentator, said that Agarwal should...
Team India wants Prithvi Shaw as opener in England | Cricket News – Times of India
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Team India wants Prithvi Shaw as opener in England | Cricket News – Times of India

Shubman Gill out for six to eight weeks due to shin splintsMUMBAI: Opener Shubman Gill will be taking a flight home, boarding with two shin splints - medial tibial stress syndrome - that are a result of stress-related workload. Gill did not get injured during any training session and TOI understands that the splint is merely a result of his off-field training workload, which can be very common among professional athletes. The nature of the splint continues to be under diagnosis but what is clear already is that Gill will have to stay out of cricket for at least six to eight weeks. That has opened a debate on who should replace him in England. Mayank Agarwal, who had a prolific run as an opener between 2018 and 2019, is part of the 24-member squad that travelled to England. Also availabl...
India vs England: India’s opening likely to be the weak link in England | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: India’s opening likely to be the weak link in England | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's opening batting lineup, thin on form and experience, includes an out-of-form Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, who hasn't played a Test since two years, and Abhimanyu Easwaran, whose inclusion as a standby opener has already raised eyebrows. Either Agarwal or Rahul will get to open with Rohit Sharma after Shubman Gill's availability for the first Test against England on August 4 became uncertain due to a leg injury. Sharma himself had failed to go beyond 30 runs in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. There were already questions on the depth of the bench when the squad was announced last month. And Gill's injury has made things worse. The right-handed Easwaran wasn't even among the top five run-getters for Bengal in Ranji Trophy in 2019-20, the last t...
WTC Final: Onus on Indian batsmen to make it count against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC Final: Onus on Indian batsmen to make it count against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

The bowlers and the lower order delivered India's epochal series win in Australia. But in the WTC final vs New Zealand, India's underperforming batsmen must rise to the occasionPre-pandemic, if you were fortunate to have witnessed a Team India practice session, you would have seen a member of the support staff tirelessly feed balls into the bowling machine and adjust the speed just enough to simulate the pace of the bowlers in the rival team. The drill has made most batsmen adept at playing speed merchants on true pitches, thanks to quicker reflexes. Pace now does not trouble Indians. Can one say the same about seam and swing? The two will be loyal companions for bowlers in England, where the team will play the World Test Championship Final vs New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl in Southampto...
WTC Final: Rohit Sharma would want to prove himself against the moving ball in England, it will be a big test for him, says Monty Panesar | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC Final: Rohit Sharma would want to prove himself against the moving ball in England, it will be a big test for him, says Monty Panesar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Who should open for India against New Zealand in the World Test Championships final? The answer seems to be quite straightforward. Though there are multiple opener options that the team management can pick from, most experts would say that Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are the prime picks for the two opening slots in a match that is being compared to a World Cup final and one where the two best Test teams in the world currently, going by ICC team ranking, will clash. The likes of Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance) are also part of the Indian squad, but Rohit and Shubman should get the nod to open. Former England cricketer Monty Panesar echoed that sentiment, saying that captain Virat Kohli should opt for this as India's opening combination against the ...
WTC Final: Preparations are going strong, excitement is building up, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC Final: Preparations are going strong, excitement is building up, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India opener Mayank Agarwal is extensively preparing for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton and is pretty much excited for the summit clash. Mayank on Thursday shared a picture in Team India's new training jersey. The right-handed batsman can be seen smiling as he poses for the picture. "Preparations are going strong and the excitement is building up," Mayank captioned the post on his Instagram story. India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja shared pictures of his quarantine routine and also posted a picture in the new training kit. Mayank and Jadeja are gearing up for the WTC final and are quarantined as Team India prepares to leave for the UK tour. After completing the two-week quarantine in Mumbai, the team will undergo another 10-day quaranti...
Ravindra Jadeja joins Team India’s bio-bubble ahead of WTC final | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ravindra Jadeja joins Team India’s bio-bubble ahead of WTC final | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Monday began his quarantine period in Mumbai ahead of the team's departure to the UK for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. Jadeja shared a picture on Instagram and captioned the post as "Journey started. #quarantine #mumbai." Last week, Mithali Raj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Mayank Agarwal, and Washington Sundar reached the destination through a charter flight. The BCCI's official handle had tweeted pictures of these players flying to Mumbai and they captioned the post as: "First stop, Mumbai. #TeamIndia.” First stop, Mumbai 📍#TeamIndia https://t.co/Dieotl3GrF— BCCI (@BCCI) 1621429370000The men's team will leave for the UK for the upcoming WTC final against New Zealand and then the five-match Test series against England. On...
UK tour: KS Bharat roped in as cover for Wriddhiman Saha | Cricket News – Times of India
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UK tour: KS Bharat roped in as cover for Wriddhiman Saha | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat will be travelling to the UK with the India men's squad for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and five-match Test series against England. The wicket-keeper is cover for Wriddhiman Saha who has just recovered from Covid-19. Although Saha has recovered in time to enter the bio-bubble in Mumbai before leaving for the UK on June 2, the selection committee did not take any chances and they decided to add Bharat to the group with an eye on the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said it was a precautionary step with an eye on Saha's recovery from COVID-19. "He was added as cover for Saha considering he was still recovering from the virus and wicket-keeping is a spec...
UK tour: Mithali, Ashwin, Siraj reach Mumbai in charter flight | Cricket News – Times of India
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UK tour: Mithali, Ashwin, Siraj reach Mumbai in charter flight | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The UK-bound cricketers have started assembling in Mumbai, and the likes of Mithali Raj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Mayank Agarwal, and Washington Sundar reached the destination through a charter flight. The BCCI's official handle tweeted pictures of these players flying to Mumbai and they captioned the post as: "First stop, Mumbai. #TeamIndia. First stop, Mumbai 📍#TeamIndia https://t.co/Dieotl3GrF— BCCI (@BCCI) 1621429370000The men's team will leave for the UK for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and then the five-match Test series against England. On the other hand, the women's team will lock horns against England in a one-off Test, three T20Is, and three ODIs. The BCCI had made a foolproof plan for the national team before they...
I’m not competing with anybody: Abhimanyu Easwaran | Cricket News – Times of India
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I’m not competing with anybody: Abhimanyu Easwaran | Cricket News – Times of India

Abhimanyu Easwaran (Getty Images)KOLKATA: Abhimanyu Easwaran's days start quite early nowadays. After finishing his regular drills, the opener hits the nets at his father's academy in Dehradun around 7am. "I am just trying to stimulate the conditions that I expect to get in England," Easwaran, who has been selected as a standby with the Indian squad for the upcoming England series, told TOI. "There is always some moisture in England and when you bat, the new ball actually does a lot more than in India. I am starting early just to prepare for that and putting in six to seven hours of practice each day," he informed. Easwaran was a standby earlier this year too during the home Test series against England. But this time he will get an opportunity to be with the side for three-and-half-mont...
BCCI’s WTC plan: 3 Covid-19 tests at home before players assemble in Mumbai on May 19 | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI’s WTC plan: 3 Covid-19 tests at home before players assemble in Mumbai on May 19 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made a foolproof plan for the national team before they depart for the UK to play the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five-match Test series against England. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of the roadmap drawn said arrangements have been made for all the players to undergo three RT-PCR tests before assembling in Mumbai on May 19. "The players will be undergoing three RT-PCR tests at their homes, and once they return negative tests, they will be assembling in Mumbai on May 19. Everyone in the contingent will be undergoing 14-day quarantine in India before they leave for the UK on June 2," said the source. Almost all the members of the Indian contingent set to depart for the UK have taken...
Devdutt Padikkal will have to wait for his Test debut: MSK Prasad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Devdutt Padikkal will have to wait for his Test debut: MSK Prasad | Cricket News – Times of India

Devdutt Padikkal (PTI Photo)MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) former chief selector MSK Prasad feels that young top-order batsman Devdutt Padikkal is an interesting prospect for the future and that "there is still some time for him to enter into the Test setup". The Kerala-born player has shown tremendous promise for his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), scoring a stunning century against Rajasthan Royals (RR) this season. Padikkal smashed 101 runs off 52 deliveries at a strike rate of 194.23, a knock that included 11 boundaries and six maximums. "Padikkal would need another good year in the domestic circuit to make his case strong for entering the Indian Test unit," felt Prasad. "He's definitely the guy for the future; there ar...
Hardik Pandya out of ‘full-strength’ India Test squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Hardik Pandya out of ‘full-strength’ India Test squad | Cricket News – Times of India

Selectors ignore allrounder for WTC final, Test series in England; Kuldeep, Saini droppedNEW DELHI: For the first time in over a year, the Indian Test team will be at full strength when they travel for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand — followed by the five-Test series in England — next month. However, allrounder Hardik Pandya missed the bus due to his inability to consistently bowl. On Friday, the selectors picked a squad of 20 players and four standbys for the three-month tour. Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are all back in the squad. Kuldeep Yadav has been left out of an entire tour for the first time in four years, putting a big question mark over his future with the Indian team. Navdeep Saini too has been overlooked. Avesh Khan, Prasidh Kr...
Jumbo India squad expected for England trip; Prithvi Shaw set for comeback, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan in mix | Cricket News – Times of India
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Jumbo India squad expected for England trip; Prithvi Shaw set for comeback, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan in mix | Cricket News – Times of India

<p>Prithvi Shaw is expected to back after getting his form back in IPL. He played only one Test in Australia last year and was dropped for lack of form. (Getty Images)<br></p>NEW DELHI: The India A regulars like Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal will be in contention along with rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal when the selectors on Friday pick a 30-strong India squad for the four-month trip to United Kingdom. The Indian team is scheduled to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton from June 18-22 before taking on England in a five-Test series. The series will begin at Nottingham (Aug 4-8) and will be followed by matches at Lord's (August 12-16), Leeds (Aug 25-29), Oval (Sep 2-6) and Manchester (Sep 10-14). A 14-day hard quarantine...