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India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Young guns have chance to fire and shine | Cricket News – Times of India

Twenty20 series vs Kiwis begins todayRANCHI: A three-match T20 International series ahead of Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the big-ticket ICC event, the 50-over World Cup later in the year, feels much like a shy person going to a rave party – without much to look forward to.However, there are many fringe or second-choice players who demand longer ropes and are knocking at the door to come into the first team on a more regular basis.For these players, the absence of the king-size regulars — like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel — is probably the biggest opportunity for the fringe players to grab the selectors' as well as team management's notice.So, when India take on the Kiwis in the series opener hereon Friday, it will be one of the last t...
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Shubman Gill will start the NZ T20 series as Prithvi Shaw will have to wait: Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India skipper Hardik Pandya minced no words on Thursday as he made it clear that Prithvi Shaw, who has made a comeback to the national team, will have to wait and the in-form opener Shubman Gill will start the T20 series against New Zealand starting in Ranchi on Friday.India won the ODI series 3-0 and it is being followed by three T20Is in Ranchi, Lucknow and Ahmedabad respectively.Gill has smashed three hundreds including a double ton in his last four innings and considering his sensational run in ODIs, Hardik said his selection was a no-brainer."Shubman has done well and will start the series. The way he is batting and was already in the team," said Hardik ahead of the first T20I.Ishan Kishan is expected to open alongside Gill.Hardik bowled with the new ball in the T20Is ag...
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Mohammed Siraj becomes world number one ODI bowler | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India pacer Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday became number one in the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers, a testament to his rapid rise in international cricket.Siraj went past New Zealand's Trent Boult and Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood to become the top-ranked ODI bowler for the very first time.Not only has Siraj's form over the last 12 months been imperious, but his effort in the ODI series at home earlier this month against Sri Lanka and New Zealand has shown just how much the right-armer has improved in recent times.India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey challenged Siraj to work on certain aspects of his game last year and the extra training the energetic quick has put in has paid off.Siraj took nine wickets against Sri Lanka to be the leading wicket-taker for the three-game series and ba...
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Shami — playing the role of senior pro to perfection

Mohammed Shami believes it’s his duty to help out younger mates and keep them motivated. | Photo Credit: ANI If Mohammed Shami is the Ustad (master) of the full ball and seam-up pace bowling in India, Mohammed Siraj is his shagird (protege).While the protege has stolen the limelight in the four ODIs in 2023 so far, the master was at his artistic best on Saturday, with Siraj playing the support role to perfection. The duo’s lethal opening spell, dominated by Shami’s literally unplayable deliveries, spelt doom to the New Zealand top-order. Riding on his effective, economical and rewarding spell, India bundled the Kiwis out for a meagre 108 to make Raipur’s maiden international game truly memorable. Game-time is priority Despite being the seniormost pacer in India’s unit, Sham...
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You can rule the world: Mohammed Shami advises Umran Malik to work on line and length | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Umran Malik might be warming the bench in the ODI series against New Zealand as the team management has preferred all-rounder Shardul Thakur over him but the express pacer has been mighty impressive with his sheer pace in his short international career.Bowling at around 150 clicks consistently, the Jammu and Kashmir speedster has taken the Indian cricket by storm with his raw pace but has struggled with accuracy. Veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, who tormented the Kiwis with the new ball alongside Mohammed Siraj in the second one-dayer, is excited with the pace Umran has but advised him to work on his line and length.1/10Indian bowlers outclass New Zealand batters in 2nd ODIShow Captions<p>Indian bowlers fired in unison as they bundled out Black Caps for just 108 in ...
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India vs New Zealand: Prefer playing matches over practice, says Mohammed Shami | Cricket News – Times of India

RAIPUR: At a time when Jasprit Bumrah has been unavailable, the reassuring presence of Mohammed Shami is extremely vital in India’s ODI set-up. On Saturday, Shami proved his worth yet again, destroying the opposition’s top-order. Swinging the ball like a banana while slipping in the odd bouncer, he could have added to his tally, and perhaps bagged a fifer too, but the Kiwis folded up way too early. There was some help for the Indian seamers on a pitch which was still a bit damp, but Shami and Co. still deserve credit for bowling a nagging line and length. “The conditions were not as good as it seemed. They got out early, but conditions were not overtly bowler friendly. We dismissed them cheaply by bowling a testing length,” Shami said. On being quizzed about his role in the team now, Sh...
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India clinches ODI series with runaway win as pace pack demolishes New Zealand batting line-up

Captain’s delight: Mohammad Shami is congratulated by skipper Rohit Sharma on dismissing Daryl Mitchell. | Photo Credit: B. Jothi Ramalingam On winning the toss, India captain Rohit Sharma paused in thought, trying to remember whether the think-tank had decided to bat or bowl. But his pace quartet had no such problems when it came to its plans against the New Zealand batters. Celebrations Not only did Mohammed Shami & Co. remember the plans but also executed them to perfection on Saturday afternoon to ensure Chhattisgarhiyas celebrated the arrival of international cricket with an India win.On a dampish pitch that was offering assistance in plenty, India’s pacers rattled the Black Caps in the PowerPlay. From 15 for five, there was no way back for the Kiwis. Another mini-colla...
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Hope the main players stay in a good zone: Mohammed Shami on workload management ahead of ODI World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior India pacer Mohammed Shami produced a match-winning spell to help India register an emphatic eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second ODI in Raipur on Saturday. Shami returned figures of 3 for 18 in six overs to rattle New Zealand top order with his seam movement. The visitors were bowled out for 108 and India chased down the target in 20.1 overs.To keep important players safe and sound ahead of the ODI World Cup at home, the workload management plays an important role but Shami reckons playing regular matches is the only way to maintain optimum fitness."I always prefer playing matches over practice. It is always better to play maximum number of games to get ready for a big event. Load is being managed and it is being managed properly."I just hope the main playe...
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India better ODI bilateral series winning streak at home | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Having registered a narrow 12-run win in the high-scoring first ODI, Team India produced an all-round effort to outplay New Zealand and clinched a lop-sided eight-wicket win in the second match of the series. With this crushing win, India sealed the three-match series with one match to go and went on to with their 7th ODI bilateral series at home, bettering their six ODI bilateral series win record at home between 2016-2018 and 2009-2011.Indian pacers ran riot with their incisive bowling spells to bundle out the Kiwis for meagre 108 in 34.3 overs. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers with an impressive figures of 3/18 in 6 overs..@ShubmanGill finishes things off in style! #TeamIndia complete a comprehensive 8️⃣-wicket victory in Raipur and… https://t.co/T16UHxjFK9— BCCI...
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India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI highlights: India crush New Zealand by 8 wickets to seal the series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: All-round India produced a clinical performance with both bat and ball to register a crushing eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second one-day international (ODI) on Saturday in Raipur. With the victory, India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. After bowlers knocked out the Kiwis for a meagre 108, India batters chased down the small target in just 20.1 overs for a commanding win. As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODIThe 109-run target was too small for the famed India batting line-up from the start, and their openers made sure that there were no early hiccups by stitching a solid fifty-run partnership. Rohit Sharma (51 off 50) and Shubman Gill (40* off 53) added 72 runs for the opening wicket in 14.2 overs to set the platform for an easy c...
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Destiny’s Child: Siraj’s phenomenal rise from Maidan cricket to being Team India’s bowling spearhead | Cricket News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: From being a gully ‘Maidan’ cricketer of First Lancer, which is nestled on the edge of the posh Banjara Hills, to becoming the mainstay of the Indian cricket team, Mohammed Siraj’s career has seen phenomenal growth. With Jasprit Bumrah out with injuries and Mohammed Shami not being consistent, Siraj has grown out of the shadows in the last one year to become the go-to man for the Indian team. His ability to get the early breakthroughs for the team is a major reason for India’s domination.In many ways Siraj is Destiny’s Child but he has had a couple of ‘farishtay’ to help him achieve his dream of playing for India. Though passionate about cricket, Siraj bowled with a proper cricket ball only in 2015. Till that time, he had played with a tennis ball. Given a break by Mohd Mahbo...
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Venkatesh Prasad gives befitting reply to Mark Waugh on ‘Mankading’ comment | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad on Monday gave a befitting reply to former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh over his views on using 'Mankading' as a strategy to get a wicket."The worst thing is it seems that teams are using it as a deliberate planned way to get a wicket," Waugh said while commenting on a video on Twitter of Pakistan pacer Zaib-un-Nisa running out a Rwanda batter during the ongoing U-19 Women's T20 World Cup.@piersmorgan The worst thing is it seems that teams are using it as a deliberate planned way to get a wicket.👎— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) 1673843210000To which Prasad replied "Yes right , Bowlers planning to get a player out by legal means is the worst thing. Batsman wanting to take unfair advantage by not staying back in the crease is the best thin...
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KL Rahul will play a big role for India in the 2023 ODI World Cup: Sheldon Cottrell | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It was the year 2013 when West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell was handed a Test debut against India during the first match of the two-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.After West Indies were bowled out for 234, thanks to a four-wicket burst by Mohammed Shami, India plundered 453 on the board and were in the driver's seat.Cottrell had a tough time with the ball as he claimed just one wicket in the match but became fans' favourite at the Eden Garnes for his military-style salute celebration. India went on to win the match by an innings and 51 runs.After claiming his only wicket in the match by dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara, as his maiden Test wicket, Cottrell was seen marching and saluting to celebrate the success. "It's a military-style salute. I'm a soldier by profess...
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Ashwin backs Shami, asks why so many taboos for Mankading | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said it's surprising to see so many "taboos" regarding the 'Mankad' form of dismissal and asked why bowlers are always subjected to different "treatments".Veteran India pacer Mohammed Shami had tried to run out Dasun Shanaka at non-striker's end when the batter left the crease while backing up during the opening ODI in Guwahati on January 10.However, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma intervened and withdrew the appeal by Shami as Shanaka, then on 98, went on to complete his century.Ashwin, who is a vocal supporter of the form of dismissal, on Saturday backed Shami, saying it's the umpire duty to declare the batter out."Of course, Shami's run out... When Shanaka was on 98, Shami ran him out in the non-striker's end, and he appealed too. Roh...
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‘I doff my cap to you’: Rohit Sharma hailed for his sportsmanship | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's 67-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Guwahati on Tuesday will not only be remembered for the stupendous batting performances by the hosts, but it is skipper Rohit Sharma's sportsmanship that earned praise from all quarters.Rohit exhibited one of the best examples of sportsmanship in the game of cricket in the recent past. The incident happened in the last over of the match when pacer Mohammed Shami 'Mankaded' rival skipper Dasun Shanaka, who was unbeaten on 98, at the non-striker's end.But to everyone's disbelief, Rohit decided to withdraw the appeal that paved the way for Shanaka to complete his second ODI ton."I had no idea Shami did that (run-out), he (Shanaka) was batting on 98. The way he batted was brilliant, we cannot get him out like that. Not som...
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TOI POLL: Fans vote for the inclusion of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan in India playing XI | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India started their preparations for the World Cup at home with a resounding 67-run victory over Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday.Riding on Virat Kohli's magnificent 87-ball 113 - his 45th ODI hundred - and quickfire knocks by captain Rohit Sharma (83) and opener Shubman Gill (70), India racked up a mammoth 373/7 in their 50 overs on a superb batting pitch.Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka led the run chase with an unbeaten 108, helped by India's decision to withdraw their appeal when he was run out by Mohammed Shami when on 98 in the last over, and opener Pathum Nissanka's 72-run knock.Umran Malik was the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking 3/57 from his 8 overs.But one of the talking points of the match was the Indian team manage...
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Did not want to run him out like that: Rohit Sharma on Dasun Shanaka | Cricket News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: India captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said he did not want Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka 'Mankaded' after the batter had backed up too far on way to a gallant hundred in the first ODI here on Tuesday.Riding on Virat Kohli's 73rd international hundred and half-centuries from Rohit and Shubman Gill, India posted an imposing 373 for seven after being asked to bat first.Sri Lanka were never in the hunt after losing half their side for 161, but Shanaka (108 not out off 88 balls) stood tall amid the ruins with his fighting knock.However, he wouldn't have reached the landmark had it not been for Rohit's intervention. He withdrew an appeal for run out at the non-striker's end by Mohammed Shami after the batter had backed up too far, giving Shanaka an opportunity to complete his cent...
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India vs Sri Lanka: India withdrew appeal after Mohammed Shami ‘mankaded’ Dasun Shanaka | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With the result a foregone conclusion at the half-way mark of the run chase, the first one-day international between India and Sri Lanka in Guwahati on Tuesday ended on a lighter note in the final over with smiles all around. Showing a goodwill gesture, India decided to withdraw their run-out appeal at the non striker's end against the visiting skipper Dasun Shanaka, who was batting on 98.With India sure of a victory after setting a massive 374-run target, Sri Lanka were looking to end the match on a positive note with a fine hundred from Shanaka. But it almost did not happen in the final over when India pacer Mohammed Shami ‘mankaded’ the Sri Lanka captain at the non striker's end with just three balls left in the game.Captain @ImRo45 explains why he withdrew the run-out app...
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India look for fresh start in World Cup year as ODIs against Sri Lanka begin | Cricket News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: A lot has changed in Indian cricket over the past one year, with the captain-coach combo changing across formats as Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma took over from Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli. What remained constant was the Men in Blue's fortunes in ICC tournaments.A semifinal exit in the T20 World Cup Down Under and an unsuccessful attempt to defend the Asia Cup highlighted the year. Team India will be eager to start their journey in the New Year on a winning note, given that the ODI World Cup is scheduled at home later this year.So the ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting from Tuesday at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, offers the perfect opportunity.Nets ✅Fan meet-ups 😃 ✅#TeamIndia skipper @ImRo45 is all geared-up for #INDvSL ODI series opener 💪🏻… https://t.co/5XnyH1UbEf— BCC...
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Everything In A Name: Abhimanyu Easwaran set to play first-class game in stadium named after him | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: How far can you go to satiate your passion for cricket?Ask Ranganathan Parameswaran Easwaran, who bought a huge piece of land in Dehradun back in 2005, spent an astronomical amount from his pocket to build a first-class cricket stadium.Come January 3, when Bengal take on hosts Uttarakhand in a Ranji Trophy Group B encounter, Easwaran can't be faulted for being a tad nostalgic when son Abhimanyu, an opener knocking on national team door, will be playing a first-class match at the 'Abhimanyu Cricket Academy Stadium'."It is a proud moment for me to play a Ranji game at a ground where I have learnt all my cricket as a young boy. This is a result of his (father) love and hardwork and it is always a great feeling to come home but once you are on the field, the focus is on winning t...