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Ranji Trophy: Top guns disappoint on Day 1

For Punjab’s Shubman Gill, it was a golden chance to get some runs against the red ball before the Edgbaston Test against England starting July 1. But he failed to capitalise on the opportunity, managing only 9 against Madhya Pradesh on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals. Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw, both of whom will be nursing hopes of a return to the top of the Indian batting order, had torrid outings too. Agarwal scored 10 off 41 balls, while Shaw managed a flashy 21. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Gill in search of his off-stumpBest of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium In December 2019, the venue was Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala. On the eve of the match, Mohammed Siraj was talking to...
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Virat Kohli wishes former head coach Ravi Shastri on his birthday | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Star Indian batter Virat Kohli on Friday extended his birthday wishes to Ravi Shastri, the former head coach who turned 60 on Friday. Kohli took to Instagram to extend his wishes to Shastri, with who he shared a great partnership as a captain-coach duo before Shastri stepped down as head coach in November 2021. "Happy Birthday Ravi bhai. Have a good one," said the star batter's Instagram story. Indian opener Mayank Agarwal also took to Twitter to extend his wishes to Shastri, tweeting, "A very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai! Wishing you a year of good health, happiness and success." A very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai! Wishing you a year of good health, happiness and success.— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) 1653628031000Middle-order batter Cheteshwar Pujara also wis...
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IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal wants to “forget” this match, Rishabh Pant happy to buck ‘win-loss’ trend

Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant was happy that his team could finally buck the trend of winning one and losing the next game in the IPL while a dejected Punjab Kings leader Mayank Agarwal wanted to forget his team’s inept batting show in a hurry. Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 17 runs to move to fourth place in the points table with a superior net run-rate compared to Royal Challengers Bangalore, who also have 14 points, while Punjab remained in the IPL play-offs hunt only in theory. “Playing throughout the tournament, we have been losing one game and winning one game. That’s something we wanted to change as a team and we got it,” Pant said after the match. His opposite number Agarwal was grim and was trying hard to control his anger which was writ large on his face. “We need t...
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IPL 2022, PBKS vs DC: Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals in a battle of survival | Cricket News – Times of India

Battling with inconsistency throughout the IPL season, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals both finally have a chance to register back-to-back victories and keep their chances of qualifying for the playoffs alive on Monday. The heartbreak of a 9-wicket thrashing at the hands of a Covid-affected Delhi in the away fixture last month still on their minds, seventh-ranked Punjab will have more than one reason to go all out against the fifth-placed opponents at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Fresh from resounding wins against their respective opponents, both teams have 12 points from a dozen games so far, with Delhi enjoying a better net run rate of +0. 210 in comparison to Punjab's +0.023. Irrespective of the mathematics, the bottom line is both teams can't afford to lose their remaining t...
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RCB vs PBKS 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Punjab Kings as the race to playoffs intensifies | Cricket News – Times of India

Just like it takes a whole orchestra to play a symphony, the success of a team is driven by team effort. In their previous two outings, RCB have managed to come together as a unit to push their case for a playoffs berth. With two matches in hand and 14 points from 12 outings, any slip-up now could prove detrimental to the Faf du Plessis-led side. They take on a struggling Punjab Kings on Friday and face Gujarat Titans, who have already sealed their last-four berth, in their final league engagement on May 19. RCB will have to win the remaining matches not just to ensure a safe passage but also have a shot at qualifying among the top two, which gives them an extra cushion of another chance to make the final. On the batting front, Virat Kohli continues to be a worrying factor while others ...
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IPL 2022: Punjab Kings’ skipper Mayank Agarwal lauds Arshdeep Singh, calls him team leader | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Punjab Kings (PBKS) went down against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday, but the PBKS skipper Mayank Agarwal praised pacer Arshdeep Singh for the way he stood out with his performance. A fiery half-century by Yashasvi Jaiswal (68 off 41 balls) and a three-wicket haul by Yuzvendra Chahal (3/28) gave RR a six-wicket win here at the Wankhede Stadium. For Punjab, Arshdeep (2/29) scalped two wickets, dismissing Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal (31). "Arshdeep has been nothing short of brilliant," said Mayank Agarwal at the post-match presentation. "He puts his hand up when the team needs it. He has been a leader in the team, and it has been fantastic for us. Batting first, a half-century from Jonny Bairstow (56*), followed by Jitesh Sharma (38*) and Lia...
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IPL 2022, PBKS vs RR: Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals look to stay in playoffs race | Cricket News – Times of India

On a high after the morale-boosting win over table-toppers Gujarat Titans, Mayank Agarwal-led PBKS will be eager to carry on the momentum when they take on a struggling Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday in the IPL. Languishing at the bottom half of the points table, the 7th ranked Punjab side has once again been plagued by habitual inconsistency and as a result have managed to win only five of their 10 outings so far. Already into the business end of the tournament, Punjab sorely needed a comprehensive win to resurrect their wayward campaign, and the eight-wicket win over the Titans came at the right juncture. Steered by Kagiso Rabada's four-wicket burst and Shikhar Dhawan's elegant half-century, the win over Gujarat with four overs to spare also pushed Punjab's net r...
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IPL 2022: Would like to string a few wins at this stage, says Mayank Agarwal after Punjab Kings’ eight-wicket win over Gujarat Titans | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: After a convincing eight-wicket win over Gujarat Titans (GT), Punjab Kings' (PBKS) skipper Mayank Agarwal said that his team would like to string a few wins at this stage of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.. Kagiso Rabada's four-wicket haul (4/33) and Shikhar Dhawan's half-century (62 not out off 53) led Punjab to a convincing eight-wicket win over Gujarat at the Dr. D.Y Patil Stadium on Tuesday. With this win, Punjab jumped to the fifth spot in the table with 10 points, while it was only the second loss for table-toppers Gujarat in their debut season. "We would like to string a few (wins), no better time than getting a few wins back-to-back," said Agarwal at the post-match presentation. When asked about trying the new opening combination, the Punjab captain ...
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IPL 2022, GT vs PBKS: Punjab Kings need a victory against Gujarat Titans as playoff battle heats up | Cricket News – Times of India

Gujarat Titans' ability to wriggle out of improbable situations, march to convincing last-over victories or defend below-par totals has been a highlight of this IPL season. Consider this: Two of their five chases this season culminated on the last ball while the rest were decided in the last over. While doing well in parts and recording a triumph augurs well for the squad's belief, what has not been on display is an all-round performance. That is something the Titans would like to change on Tuesday against the Punjab Kings at Pune's DY Patil Stadium. On the other hand, having triumphed in three out of their first five clashes, Punjab Kings have now won just one of their last four games and can least afford to put a foot wrong as the race for the playoffs heats up. The onus will be on ca...
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IPL 2022: ‘We just kept losing wickets’ – Skipper Mayank Agarwal laments after Punjab Kings lost to Lucknow | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: After their 20-run defeat against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday, Punjab Kings' skipper Mayank Agarwal expressed disappointed with the team's batting and said that there were too many soft dismissals during their run-chase. Mohsin Khan bagged three wickets while Dushmantha Chameera and Krunal Pandya took two each for LSG as they restricted Punjab to 133/8 here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, after putting up 153/8 on the board. None of the Punjab batters could really manage to score big for the team. Agarwal (25) was caught by LSG skipper KL Rahul off Chameera after getting his eye in. Shikhar Dhawan (5) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (9) too got out cheaply. "I think we just kept losing wickets. We had batsmen who were set and we ke...
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PBKS vs LSG: Sharma scripts LSG slide & Bishnoi smiles and winces

The name of the franchise may change, and so can the skipper, coaching staff and teammates, but Sandeep Sharma seems to be a permanent feature of the Punjab franchise. His role also seldom changes – bowling most of his overs upfront when his predominantly inswing offerings are often difficult to negotiate. But when the ball loses its shine, his lack of express pace makes him vulnerable against the long handle. Friday was also going to script. Sharma bowled the second, fourth and seventh overs as KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda found him tough to line up, the ball beating the edge on several occasions. The three overs went for just eight runs, but Sharma has often seen initial good work spoilt in the later overs. When he was brought back in the 13th over, something similar wa...
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IPL 2022: Bowlers the Super Giants for Lucknow

At 92/5, it fell on ginger-haired Bradford boy Jonny Bairstow to take his team, Punjab Kings, over the line. Lucknow Super Giants had scored 153/8, but the pitch was a bit tacky and their bowlers, especially Krunal Pandya and Dushmantha Chameera, stood up to be counted. Both teams dished out pretty average batting performances, refusing to grab the game by the lapels. Bairstow was Punjab’s last hope but he flattered to deceive, as his team limped to 133/8 to lose by 20 runs. As their captain Mayank Agarwal said, “too many soft dismissals” derailed their chase. Krunal stars Liam Livingstone’s wicket was the turning point of the game. Lucknow had employed the spin-choke, through Ravi Bishnoi and Krunal, but Livingstone took the attack to the former and broke the shackles with an 18-run ov...
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IPL 2022, LSG vs PBKS: Childhood buddies KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal clash in Lucknow Super Giants-Punjab Kings tie | Cricket News – Times of India

Setting aside their tales of bromance, childhood buddies Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will look to outsmart each other when Punjab Kings take the field against Lucknow Super Giants in their first ever Indian Premier League (IPL) meeting in Pune on Friday. Over the past couple of seasons, the duo have formed a formidable opening combo for the Punjab franchise before Rahul was signed by Lucknow Super Giants ahead of the 2022 IPL mega auction, leaving his best friend to lead the red and gold brigade under the guidance of another Karnataka superstar Anil Kumble. Having played eight matches each, Punjab find themselves at the seventh spot with four wins while Lucknow are at fourth with five wins. Both teams walk into the game on the back of thrilling wins in their previous outings. The sub pl...
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PBKS vs CSK: We are not getting good starts in first 6 overs, says Ravindra Jadeja

Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja on Monday blamed his inept batting line-up for their poor result this IPL season, saying the inability to score runs in the first six overs was hurting the team. CSK slumped to their sixth loss in eight games after going down by 11 runs to Punjab Kings in an IPL thriller here. Chasing 188, CSK had a woeful start as they slipped to 40 for 3 in seven overs. “We are not getting good starts in the first six overs, that’s where we are lacking and hopefully we will come back stronger,” Jadeja said after the match. 💔#PBKSvCSK #WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/Dfa57nlDxN — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 25, 2022 Ambati Rayudu’s 39-ball 78 kept them in the hunt before they could manage 176 for 6 in 20 overs. “He (Rayudu) was batting br...
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IPL 2022: Punjab Kings’ Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada lauded for death-overs show against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Punjab Kings' (PBKS) skipper Mayank Agarwal and senior South African pacer Kagiso Rabada praised young Arshdeep Singh for his untiring work in the death overs as Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 11 runs in the IPL here on Monday. After PBKS posted 187/4 in 20 overs, thanks mainly to a majestic unbeaten 88 by Shikhar Dhawan and his 110-run partnership with Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42), Ambati Rayudu (78) propelled CSK to a position from where they could have gone for victory. From 40/3, Rayudu helped Chennai reach 153/5 with vital partnerships with Ruturaj Gaikwad (30) and Ravindra Jadeja (21 not out), needing 47 runs off 24 balls to win the match. But Arshdeep and Rabada bowled two good overs, giving away runs in single digits, and the equation came down to 27 off the last...
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IPL 2022: Aye, aye, captain! How the 10 skippers have fared so far this season | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: They say a captain is only as good as his or her team. But as the leader, it's up to the skipper to lead from the front. So how have the 10 captains of the 10 IPL teams been doing in season 15 so far in terms of their individual performances? Remember we have quite a few first time captains. While some of the captains of the 10 franchises have been outperforming on individual levels, and that has reflected in their teams' overall performances as well, there are a few skippers who have not lived up to their reputations and that has in turn played a role in the downfall of their sides, at least in the first half of the tournament. With the inclusion of two new franchises, the IPL this year has become more competitive than ever before and with each passing match, the race for a ...
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IPL 2022: ‘A day to forget for us’ – Punjab Kings’ skipper Mayank Agarwal after loss to Delhi Capitals | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: After facing a crushing defeat against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday, Punjab Kings' (PBKS) skipper Mayank Agarwal expressed disappointment and said that he wants his team to forget the day and move on. Bowlers played a key role for Delhi as they bundled out Punjab for 115. The DC batters too responded strongly, chasing down the target inside 11 overs at the Brabourne Stadium here for a nine-wicket win. "It's a tough one, a day to forget for us. Best to move on and not think too much into the game. We didn't bat and bowl well, we just need to move on from today. We have been losing too many wickets too early, that's a concern," said Agarwal at the post-match presentation. "Don't want to delve too much. If we do so, a lot of negatives will com...
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Mayank Agarwal doing better, ready to be back: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Punjab Kings skipper Mayank Agarwal, who missed their IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Sunday with a toe injury, is doing better and should be back soon, the team's opener Shikhar Dhawan said. Agarwal injured his toe in training and in his absence, Dhawan led the side against SRH, which they lost by seven wickets. "Mayank is better and he should be ready to be back," Dhawan told the host broadcasters in the post-match ceremony. Liam Livingstone struck a brisk fifty after an early collapse but Sunrisers Hyderabad lost four wickets in the final over to be bundled out for a below-par 151. "We were 30-40 runs short and lost too many early wickets which put us behind the game. The early wickets meant we had to hold wickets and that's where we had to mould our game. ...
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Mayank Agarwal is backing me a 100 percent: Odean Smith

West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith (4/30) redeemed himself after his horror outing (he was hit for sixes in the last two balls) against Gujarat Titans as he got three wickets in the final over to help Punjab defend 198 total against MI. Smith attributed his success to the backing that he received from skipper Mayank Agarwal, the coach, and the team management. “They have been very motivating. They have helped me mentally to be able to come into this game and put in the performance today. They have been a major help for me. I would like to thank the coach.” “Captain Mayank has been amazing. He has always come to me and told me that he is backing me 100 percent, no matter what happens. It’s just for me to believe that I can do it because I have the belief of the entire team behind me.” D...
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IPL 2022: Odean Smith lauds PBKS skipper Mayank Agarwal for backing him | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE (MAHARASHTRA): Punjab Kings' Odean Smith praised skipper Mayank Agarwal for motivating him after the pacer was unable to defend 19 runs in the last over against Gujarat Titans. Odean's statement came after Punjab Kings won against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, where he defended 22 runs in the final over. "They have been very motivating. They have helped me mentally to be able to come into this game and put in the performance today. They have been a major help for me. I would like to thank the coach," said Odean Smith in a post-match press conference. "Captain Mayank has been amazing. He has always come to me and told me that he is backing me 100 per cent, no matter what happens. It's just for me to believe that I can do it because I have the belief of the entire team behind me," he ...