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India vs England, 5th Test: Ravichandran Ashwin a victim of circumstances or conditions? | Cricket News – Times of India

Ashwin finds himself out in the cold againThey say the more things change, the more they stay the same. One can apply that theory to the way Ravichandran Ashwin's spot becomes so dispensable every time India play in an away Test in SENA countries. Like the previous four Tests in the series against England in the UK, contested last year, he was left out again as India chose a four-pronged seam attack and the lone spinner's spot went to left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja. Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted his disgust in one sentence: "No @ashwinravi99!!!Ridiculous." No @ashwinravi99 !!!! Ridiculous .. #ENGvIND— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 1656671320000Former England off-spinner and allrounder Moeen Ali had told TOI last week about how the conditions in Edgbaston would be ...
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Moeen Ali open to England Test comeback for Pakistan tour | Cricket News – Times of India

NOTTINGHAM (United Kingdom): Moeen Ali has revealed he would be willing to end his retirement from Test cricket if England ask him to tour Pakistan later this year. Moeen ended his 64-cap Test career last September after admitting he found it hard to stay motivated for the five-day form of the sport. But the 34-year-old all-rounder has been impressed by new England coach Brendon McCullum's impact during the current Test series against New Zealand. During a commentary stint on BBC's Test Match Special on Saturday, Moeen confirmed he would be ready to tour Pakistan this winter. "When, or if, (England head coach) Baz McCullum wants me, I'll definitely play in Pakistan," he said. "I have played Pakistan Super League out there a few years ago but it's not the same, to travel with an England ...
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Moeen Ali’s OBE about more than ‘runs and wickets’ | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England all-rounder Moeen Ali has insisted his recognition in the Queen's Birthday Honours List is about far more than "runs and wickets". When sportsmen or women are named in one of the British and Commonwealth honours lists presided over by Queen Elizabeth II, who is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this week, it is usually largely in recognition of a successful on-field career. And while the 34-year-old Moeen, who on Wednesday was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), has made 225 appearances for England in all formats during a 16-year professional career, the dashing Worcestershire batsman and off-spinner has also been a trailblazer for the Asian community in Britain. A Birmingham-born cricketer of Pakistani heritage, Moeen has rarely been shy of proclai...
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IPL 2022, RR vs CSK: Ashwin’s all-round show seals top-two finish for Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

Ashwin's unbeaten 23-ball 40 takes Royals home, ensures top-two finishRajasthan Royals entered the game against Chennai Super Kings with clear intent to snatch away the second berth from Lucknow Super Giants. But CSK made it tough from them, almost choking them before Ravichandran Ashwin's experience and calm nerves ensured Royals a five-wicket win at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEChasing 151, Royals began in a chancy fashion and lost Jos Buttler early, but opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 off 43 balls) played the perfect anchor before Ashwin struck a fluent, unbeaten 40 off 23 balls to take the team home. Again, it was collective potential and zeal that proved too strong for CSK. Sanju Samson's Royals will now face Gujarat Titans in Qual...
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IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Ashwin stars with bat as RR beat CSK to finish second in standings | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Ravichandran Ashwin, once again, proved his utility with the bat when his team needed it the most as Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets to finish the IPL league phase in Top-2 here on Friday. Ashwin remained unbeaten on 40 off 23 balls as RR completed the chase of 151 with two balls to go, grabbing the second place to set up a blockbuster clash with Gujarat Titans in the first play-off next Tuesday. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableMoeen Ali top-scored for CSK with a 57-ball 93 before RR staged a remarkable comeback to restrict the yellow brigade to 150 for six in the allotted 20 overs. Young Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 off 44 balls) got RR off to a brisk start with back-to-back boundaries off Mukesh Choudhary in the innings' first over. In fact, by t...
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IPL 2022: Delhi Capitals lost to Chennai Super Kings by 91 runs, playoff chances take a hit

David Warner glared at Nitin Menon as he walked past him, livid that the umpire’s call didn’t go his way. Maheesh Theekshana’s leg-before appeal was very confident and the DRS showed that Menon was right. Delhi Capitals desperately needed two points from this game to keep their playoffs hopes alive and against Chennai Super Kings’ 208/6, Warner was the team’s best bet. The batsman’s anger captured the frustration of a failed reverse sweep attempt. In the end, DC folded up for 117 to lose by 91 runs, a serious blow for them with just three group matches remaining. For CSK, they will take this win and hope against hope. Connoisseur’s cricket Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway batting in a partnership is connoisseur’s cricket. CSK missed a trick by not allowing the partnership to bed in duri...
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IPL 2022: Concerned that different types of bowlers are getting Virat Kohli out, says Ian Bishop | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli has not been able to score fluently in the IPL this season and it is a matter of concern that he is getting out to different types of bowlers, observed former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop. Kohli has managed just 175 runs with a top score of 58 at a strike rate of just 111.09, which is the third lowest among batters with at least 150 runs this season. On Wednesday, Kohli was cleaned up by Mooen Ali after a laboured 30 off 33 balls and Bishop said he is concerned about Kohli's struggles against spin, especially off-spin. "For a while, for 10 or 15 runs, he wasn't even going at a run-a-ball, or he was just going at a run-a-ball," Bishop said on ESPNcricinfo's 'T20 Time Out'. "He didn't get ahead, and there wasn't much intent. He hit one (six) over extra-cover off the...
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IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: RCB push CSK to brink of elimination with 13-run win | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Harshal Patel and Glenn Maxwell led a clinical bowling performance to help Royal Challengers Bangalore register a 13-run win over Chennai Super Kings, pushing the defending champions to the brink of elimination in the IPL on Wednesday. The quartet of Mahipal Lomror, who smashed a 27-ball 42, skipper Faf du Plessis (38 off 22), Virat Kohli (30 off 33) and Dinesh Karthik (26 not out off 17) did well to lift RCB to 173 for 8. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableRCB bowlers then restricted the defending champions to 160 for 8, despite a fifty by opener Devon Conway (56). While Maxwell ended with excellent figures of 2 for 22 off his four overs, Harshal was right on the money, snapping three wickets while giving away 35 runs. Shabaz Ahmed (1/27), Wanindu Hasaranga (1/31) and Josh ...
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IPL 2022: How Moeen Ali has Virat Kohli’s number

Moeen Ali has clean bowled Virat Kohli in the past, even in Tests with his big-turning loopy off breaks. Kohli has tried to cover drive on stretched front foot and has been bowled once in a Test in Chennai. This time around, since the ball had been turning decently on the Pune surface, Kohli tried to wrist it with the turn to the on side. But he missed it completely. It spun in sharp from outside off stump to go through the bat-pad-gap and disturb the furniture. Moeen pumped his fist and Kohli had one of those rueful looks at the pitch as he walked away. He had tried to cut a delivery outside off that had gone on straight and was beaten. Then one spun sharply past his pads for a wide. The pitch was helping turn and as soon as Moeen got his line right by starting it from outside off stum...
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Stephen Fleming is hopeful of Moeen Ali’s recovery from an ankle injury in a week’s time

The under-pressure Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are set to miss their senior pro-Moeen Ali for a few more upcoming games due to an ankle injury but head coach Stephen Fleming is hopeful the England all-rounder can make a quick recovery in a week’s time. The England all-rounder had picked up the injury during a training session on Saturday. He missed Monday’s game against Punjab Kings, which CSK lost by 11 runs. He last featured in CSK’s three-wicket loss to Gujarat Titans on April 17. “He rolled his ankle, X-rays revealed there was no fracture but there is always a recovery period maybe seven days. We are hopeful the recovery will be quick given that there is no fracture,” Fleming said at the post-match press conference on Monday. Ali, who was one of the key members of the CSK side that wo...
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IPL 2022: CSK’s injury list adds to coach Stephen Fleming’s woes in a dismal season so far | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The under-pressure Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are set to miss their senior pro Moeen Ali for a few more upcoming games due to an ankle injury, but head coach Stephen Fleming is hopeful the England all-rounder can make a quick recovery in a week's time. The England all-rounder had picked up the injury during a training session on Saturday. He missed Monday's game against Punjab Kings, which CSK lost by 11 runs. He last featured in CSK's three-wicket loss to Gujarat Titans on April 17. "He rolled his ankle. X-Rays revealed there was no fracture but there is always a recovery period, maybe seven days. We are hopeful the recovery will be quick given that there is no fracture," Fleming said at the post-match press conference on Monday. Ali, who was one of he key members in the CSK sid...
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IPL 2022, Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights: Abhishek Sharma guides SRH to easy victory over CSK with maiden fifty | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Indian Premier League's sentimental favourites Chennai Super Kings slumped to their fourth successive defeat with young Abhishek Sharma's 50-ball-75 guiding Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden eight-wicket win in this edition of the tournament. The 21-year-old Sharma took the attack to the opposition with a blistering first IPL half-century which was studded with five fours and three sixes, to help Sunrisers easily chased down the target of 155 with 14 balls to spare. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableCSK now has to win at least eight out of their remaining 10 games in order to reach the magic figure of 16 points which during the past few years is the cut-off for play-off qualifications. The left-hander from Punjab, who was bought for Rs 6.5 crore by the Sunrisers in...
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Didn’t realise how good Moeen Ali was until he joined CSK: Mike Hussey | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey is blown away by Moeen Ali's batting talent and he only realised the Englishman's prowess when he joined the CSK squad last year. While speaking about Moeen Ali's batting on Star Sports, Hussey said, "Moeen Ali, honestly, is an unbelievable player. I only watched him closely for the first time when he joined the CSK squad in the last season. "So, I didn't realise how good a player he actually is. He's a beautiful batsman, a graceful player. Just the way he times the cricket ball is fantastic." When asked why doesn't CSK team display any semblance of panic despite defeats in back-to-back games, Hussey said, "It's been one of the traits of CSK over the years. Obviously, MS Dhoni who's captained the team for a long time and Stephen F...
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IPL 2022: Didn’t realise how good Moeen Ali was until he joined CSK, says Mike Hussey | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey is blown away by Moeen Ali's batting talent and he only realised the Englishman's prowess when he joined the CSK squad last year. While speaking about Moeen Ali's batting on Star Sports, Hussey said, "Moeen Ali, honestly, is an unbelievable player. I only watched him closely for the first time when he joined the CSK squad in the last season. "So, I didn't realise how good a player he actually is. He's a beautiful batsman, a graceful player. Just the way he times the cricket ball is fantastic." When asked why doesn't CSK team display any semblance of panic despite defeats in back-to-back games, Hussey said, "It's been one of the traits of CSK over the years. Obviously, MS Dhoni who's captained the team for a long time and Stephen F...
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CSK’s Moeen Ali gets visa, will be available from second game

Chennai Super Kings’ star all-rounder Moeen Ali has secured his India visa and will be available for selection from the second game of the upcoming IPL, the franchise’s CEO Kasi Viswanathan said on Thursday. Though the England player is arriving in Mumbai on Thursday, the defending champions will miss the services of Moeen for Saturday’s IPL-15 opener against Kolkata Knight Riders, as he will have to complete a three-day quarantine before joining the team. “Moeen has got his visa and is landing in Mumbai in the afternoon. He will be available for the second game after completing a three-day quarantine,” Viswanathan told PTI. There was a delay in procuring the visa as a set procedure is followed for players of Pakistan descent. Moeen’s grandfather migrated to England fro...
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ICC T20 rankings: KL Rahul moves a place up to 4th | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Opener KL Rahul moved a place up to fourth while Virat Kohli and India's new white ball skipper Rohit Sharma remained static on 10th and 11th positions, respectively, in ICC T20 rankings for batters issued on Wednesday. In the bowling chart, seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the best-placed Indian at 20th position, having dropped a run while pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah feel two places to 26th. No Indian featured in the all-rounder's list. India, though, did not feature in T20 Internationals in recent times. PIC Credit: @ICC Twitter handleLeft-arm spinner Akeal Hosein and fast bowler Jason Holder have achieved career-best rankings in bowling after helping the West Indies to a series-deciding 17-run victory in the fifth match against England in Bridgetown. In the latest weekly update ...
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Moeen Ali leads England to 34-run win over West Indies in 4th T20

Stand-in captain Moeen Ali smashed seven sixes and took two wickets as England beat West Indies by 34 runs in their fourth Twenty20 game to level the series at 2-2 with one match left. Ali, who was again leading England with Eoin Morgan out of the series with a quad injury, hit 63 off 28 balls on Saturday as the tourists added 59 in the last three overs to post 193-6. Opener Jason Roy contributed 52 off 42 deliveries at the Kensington Oval. Spinner Ali went on to take 2-28 from four overs as West Indies was held to 159-5. Opener Kyle Mayers top-scored with 40 off 23 and Jason Holder smashed 36 off 24 with two fours and three sixes. The fifth and final game is on Sunday in Bridgetown. It was an explosive finish to England’s innings, with Holder (3-44) clubbed for four successive sixes by...
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England skipper Eoin Morgan ruled out of remainder of T20 series against West Indies due to injury | Cricket News – Times of India

BRIDGETOWN (Barbados): England skipper Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of the final two Twenty20 matches against the West Indies due to a quadriceps injury. The skipper had also missed the third T20, which the West Indies won by 20 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Moeen Ali had captained the side in the absence of Morgan. "England Men's captain Eoin Morgan will miss the final two matches of the international Twenty20 series against West Indies with a low-grade quadriceps injury," an England and Waled Cricket Board (ECB) statement said. Speedy recovery, Morgs 🤞Our captain will miss the remaining two #WIvENG fixtures— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1643304469000"Morgan sat out the third T20 in Barbados on Wednesday night after he felt pain in his right quad during the w...
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IPL Auction 2022: MS Dhoni arrives in Chennai weeks ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, who was retained by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 12 crore, arrived here to join their preparation for the Indian Premier League mega auction, scheduled for February 12 and 13. The franchisee shared a pic of Dhoni on Twitter. "Yes, he has arrived in Chennai today. He will be here for the auction discussions. He is likely to be present for the auction. But it is Mahi's call and a call will be made close to the auction," sources told InsideSport. The 💛 goes 😁, every single time! #ThalaDharisanam #WhistlePodu 🦁 https://t.co/IihZJsuDVQ— Chennai Super Kings - Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) 1643296333000CSK have retained four players, including their captain Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali. Jadeja was retained for Rs 16 crore,...
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Ben Stokes opts out of IPL auctions to stay fresh for English home summer: Reports | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: World's premier all-rounder Ben Stokes has opted out of this year's Indian Premier League in order to manage his workload and remain mentally fresh for England's next home season, according to reports in British media. Stokes had an underwhelming Ashes, having scored only 236 runs and picking only four wickets in England's 0-4 thrashing at the hands of Australia. With lot of England stalwarts including former skipper David Gower already starting their annual criticism of the cash-rich T20 league, it is understood that Stokes, who could have again fetched bug bucks, has decided to stay away. "Stokes will sit out this year's tournament, which will feature 10 teams for the first time and be preceded by a mega-auction in which there are plenty of spaces to fill," London's Evening St...