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Virat Kohli’s advice to Mohammed Siraj works wonders as pacer returns with double-wicket maiden

Virat Kohli might be struggling with the willow but his valuable inputs on the field are still working wonders for Team India. This was visible during the third ODI between England and India in Manchester when former Indian skipper was seen passing on advice to fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, who replaced Jasprit Bumrah and picked up two wickets in his first over. Siraj first removed Bairstow, who miscued it to Shreyas Iyer at mid-off. With his tail up, Siraj struck again in the same over, removing Joe Root for a duck with the one that moved away, and the outside edge was taken by skipper Rohit Sharma at second slip. This wicket came courtesy of some planning done by Virat Kohli, who was caught on camera saying something to Siraj on his way back to the bowling mark . https://t.co/AfzhNBDJr...
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India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of 3rd ODI due to back spasm | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was on Sunday ruled out of the series-deciding third ODI against England due to a back spasm. The 28-year-old fast bowler was replaced by Mohammed Siraj in the playing XI. The team management didn't consider young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh as he is yet to regain his full fitness following an abdominal strain. "Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of this game owing to back spasms. Arshdeep was not considered for selection as he is yet to fully recover from right abdominal strain," the BCCI said in a statement. Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of this game owing to back spasms. Arshdeep Singh was not considered for selection as… https://t.co/R2X8gosKIb— BCCI (@BCCI) 1658050433000Bumrah had claimed a career-best six for 19 to power India to a 10-wicket...
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India vs England: It will be memorable if we win this series, says Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

EDGBASTON: "It was a memorable series in Australia (in 2020-21). This will also be memorable (if we win)," Mohammed Siraj told media after the third day's play in the fifth and final Test against England. The Hyderabad fast bowler took four wickets for 66 in the home side's first innings to emerge as India's most successful bowler. India is leading 2-1 in the series. A victory in the current match will ensure a series triumph. Revealing India's thinking while bowling, he said: "We had to be patient given (Jonny) Bairstow's form." He added it was an advantage that India had "140 km plus bowlers". Referring to the second day when it rained frequently to cause stoppages in play, he admitted: "Rain gives rest to the bowlers. This is very good for fast bowlers." In Siraj's opinion there was ...
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IND vs ENG 5th Test: When Indian bowlers counterpunched the counterpunchers

The numbers would lie, as they often do. The raw digits convey that India’s bowlers let England fightback from 83 for 5 and then 149 for 6 to post 284 runs. A classic England stung-by-the-lower-order tour story. Just change the names and dates. A once-typical losing the steam at the end narrative. Except that it was not. Instead, it was one of India’s finest bowling recoveries in recent times. They did let England off the hook, but they regathered to pull the hook back. Bazball-indoctrinated Jonny Bairstow could have blown them away, but they clutched at the straws, hung onto the swaying pole and then whipped up a furious storm of their own post lunch, counterpunching the counterpunch. The Bairstow carnage wracked them in the second hour of the first session. After a rip-roaring first...
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EXCLUSIVE: India vs England – India will clinch series by winning fifth Test, not drawing it, says Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mohammed Siraj had put his heart and soul into his bowling in Australia when the Indian team was there last in 2020-21. He lost his father while he was in Australia, ahead of the 4 Test series, but stayed on to play. He made his Test debut in the second Test in Melbourne and had match figures of 5-77. As India stood on the cusp of a win in the fourth and final Test in Brisbane, Siraj found himself standing behind the boundary rope. And when Rishabh Pant smashed Josh Hazlewood for the match-winning boundary in the Gabba Test to win the series he ran towards the two Indian batsmen at the crease - Pant and Navdeep Saini - to hug them and then took out one stump as a souvenir. He then waved his hands at the crowd. His eyes were moist, a big smile on his face. He looked up to the ...
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Would like to see Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur as third and fourth pacers for England Test: Ajit Agarkar | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar said he would prefer Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur as the team's third and the fourth pacers respectively when India take on England in the rescheduled fifth and final Test beginning in Edgbaston on Friday. With Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami a certainty in the playing XI, India has other pace options in Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav to choose from. "Siraj had a really good series last year when India played those four Tests (against England) and he is one of most improved bowlers around at the moment. So I don't see any reason why Siraj would miss out," Agarkar said during an interaction, organised by Sony Sports, the official broadcaster of the rescheduled test match. Agarkar felt that Shardul's ability with the ...
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Immediately apologized to Kohli after running him out in Adelaide Test, reveals Rahane | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: While he will always cherish leading India to a famous Test series triumph over Australia during the tour Down Under in the 2020-21 season, there's one memory that troubled Ajinkya Rahane a lot at the beginning of the series. In the first pink/ball Test at Adelaide in December 2020, Rahane was involved in a bad mix-up with Virat Kohli, which resulted in the Indian captain being run out when he was batting well, for 74. Kohli left the tour after that game for the birth of his child. At that point, Kohli and Rahane, who was the vice-captain, were putting together a fine partnership. Kohli, especially, was going great guns and almost making the Australians believe that India was going to take the match away from them. Rahane, who was the batsman facing the attack with Kohli on the ...
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Ashwin bats for more conversation on racism, Rahane recalls Siraj incident at SCG | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Premier Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has endorsed the idea of having more conversation on racism whether it's in the sports field or in the world in general and also feels that better parenting and awareness about the subject can bring the change. There have been several instances in the past where cricket, which is called a gentleman's game, has been rocked by racist slurs and comments that have brought the sport to disrepute. Many have been punished for their offences as well but it keeps taking place from time to time. "I think we should all have the conversation as a world, it's not just cricket or any other sports. I don't think it has anything to do with a particular section of people in any particular country. Everywhere people do believe that they belong to ...
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This IPL was bit of downer for me but I am going to make strong comeback in England: Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: With white Kookaburra, Mohammed Siraj had a nightmare of an IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore but one of India's rising fast bowling stars is hopeful of making amends with the red Dukes during the series-deciding fifth Test against England. In the recently concluded IPL, Siraj had an economy rate of 10.07 with only nine wickets from 15 games but even bigger ignominy was being hit for a whopping 31 sixes, highest by any bowler in history of the tournament. "This season the IPL was a bit down. The last two seasons my graph was up and this time it has come down. But then I see what I have done in the past two years and take that along," Siraj told PTI during trailer launch of web-series 'Bandon Mein Tha Dum' to be streamed on 'Voot Select', based on India's 2020-21 Test series tr...
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IPL 2022: RCB’s Mohammed Siraj registers record of conceding most sixes in a single IPL season | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Mohammed Siraj registered the infamous record of conceding most sixes in a single Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Siraj reached this unwanted mark during the Qualifier 2 clash against Rajasthan Royals, here at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday, where he got smashed for three sixes in two overs and ended his wicketless spell with 31 runs. In his entire IPL 2022 campaign, Siraj has conceded a total of 31 sixes, which is the highest by any player in a single IPL season. Earlier, this record was held by Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, with 29 sixes in IPL 2018. Meanwhile, RCB star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is also not far behind Siraj as he has also whacked for 30 sixes this season. But Hasaranga has impressed everyon...
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IPL 2022 Eliminator, LSG vs RCB: Moment of reckoning for Lucknow Super Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Mumbai Indians played a major part in helping RCB clinch a last-four berth in this IPL, but the Faf du Plessis-led side will be on their own, with no second chance on offer, when they face Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. The posts that went viral on social media highlighting RCB's celebrations shows how keen the side is about making it count this time. After all, they perhaps remain the biggest under-achievers in IPL history. Making the playoffs for the first time since 2016, RCB will be hungry to get their hands on the coveted trophy for the first time after having finished runners-up thrice. They have placed third and fourth twice. They might be up against IPL first-timers in Lucknow, but LSG, on their part, have looked well-balanced. ...
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IPL 2022: Genuine pace of Umran Malik will be hard to ignore, says Ian Chappell | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: India's cricketing establishment has over the years shown patience in grooming a pack of world-class bowlers but in near future, the genuine pace of Umran Malik will be hard to ignore, feels former Australia captain Ian Chappell. Chappell, one of the most respected voices in world cricket, says that the advent of IPL has acted as a catalyst for India's "enormous depth in pace bowling" and it is not showing any signs of abating. "India's pace-bowling revolution shows no sign of abating, and the name on IPL watchers' lips is currently that of the pacy Umran Malik. In the past India has displayed patience in developing its fast-bowling group but the genuine pace of Malik will be hard to ignore," Chappell wrote in his column for 'ESPNcricinfo'. "In a world where fast bowling is a va...
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IPL 2022, RR vs RCB: Rajasthan Royals ride on Parag pyrotechnics to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore | Cricket News – Times of India

Bowlers too star in Royals' 29-run victory over RCBIn T20 cricket, 144 runs are generally not a comfort cushion for bowlers. But, it could be when you have a quality bowling attack and a batting side willing to gift wickets. Riyan Parag, with an unbeaten 31-b 56 (3x4; 4x6), played a defining innings for Rajasthan Royals and returned to exhibit brilliance with his catching on Tuesday. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEHis efforts were complemented by the bowlers, led by young Kuldeep Sen (4/20) and seasoned spinner R Ashwin (3/17), who tightened the screws on an erring Royal Challengers Bangalore. At the MCA stadium in Pune, Sanju Samson's men handed RCB their second consecutive loss, this time by a 29-run margin. Chasing 145 for victory, RCB fell woefully short and were bowled ou...
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IPL 2022, CSK vs RCB: Dube-Robin show helps Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore, snap losing streak | Cricket News – Times of India

With backs against the wall, Chennai Super Kings needed heroes. They found two on Tuesday against RCB, but they weren't the usual suspects. Shivam Dube and Robin Uthappa are not the big-ticket superstars of this CSK team, but they showed that they can turn it on when required. In 12.1 overs, they put up 165 runs, which helped CSK blaze away to 216/4 and notch up their first win of the season after four straight losses. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEWith 36/2 in the seventh over, the stage seemed set for another CSK struggle. The RCB bowlers had stifled the top-order and the two stars - Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali - were back in the hut. That's when Uthappa (88 off 50 balls) and Dube (95 off 46 balls) took over. Dube has played a lot of his cricket at the DY Patil Stadium an...
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IPL 2022, MI vs RCB: Mumbai Indians face Royal Challengers Bangalore with season at stake | Cricket News – Times of India

Struggling five-time champions take on RCB who have winning momentumIt is a season of change for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Change of guard with Faf du Plessis taking over as skipper, fresh talent, a new-look bowling attack and a middle-order that looks stable, courtesy the seasoned Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed. The changes notwithstanding, RCB have had some teething issues, which saw them lose a high-scoring opener against Punjab Kings before they found their touch and pulled off back-to-back victories. They will take heart and confidence from the twin wins when they face a struggling Mumbai Indians in their fourth match of the season. In sharp contrast, former champions Mumbai have looked a pale shadow of the competitive unit they have been. They have struggled in all department...
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I’d scan my brain if I wake up as Cristiano Ronaldo, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: A huge fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, star India batter Virat Kohli says he would do a scan of his brain if he wakes up one day as the Portuguese football icon. A big fan of Ronaldo's work ethics and fitness regime, Kohli expressed his admiration for the star footballer during a photoshoot for his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. Asked about his favourite athlete and what he would do if he woke up like him one day, Kohli said: "Cristiano Ronaldo!" "I would do a scan of my brain (if I woke up as Ronaldo) and see where all that mental strength comes from," Kohli said in the 'Behind The Scenes' series by RCB. We asked @imVkohli, @mdsirajofficial and @faf1307 about their favourite athlete, what they would do on a deserted i… https://t.co/CxJTUOxxSi— Royal Challengers Bangalore ...
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India’s pace revolution: The fast bowlers have joined the home party now | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: "Lions at home and lambs abroad." This was the term used to describe the Indian Test cricket team for a long time. Team India was almost invincible at home but hardly won anything abroad. "To win a Test match you need to take 20 wickets" - that is something we have heard multiple times over the years, with the likes of Steve Waugh making it a point to stress that it's the bowlers who win a team Test matches. It's not that India didn't have great fast bowlers earlier, but cricket is a team game and individual brilliance can make you win battles (small passages of play), but not the whole war. Things started changing for the better towards the turn of the century when India started winning abroad regularly and also maintained their stranglehold at home. Indian spinners made tou...
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India vs Sri Lanka, Day/Night Test: Will Jayant get another chance or one among Siraj or Axar feature in the playing XI? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma are firm believers in continuity but it will be interesting to see their plans for the playing XI when the team takes on Sri Lanka in the Day/Night game starting Saturday in Bengaluru. The weakest link in the playing XI is Haryana off-spinner Jayant Yadav but it didn't matter much as India won in a canter by an innings and 222 runs. Jayant bowled a total of 17 wicket-less overs across two innings while Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin shared 15 of the 20 wickets among themselves. But the dynamics of the team combination change with the pink SG Test ball coming into the picture and how it will behave under lights on a Chinnaswamy track that will not have any grass covering. India cannot afford to lose even one amo...
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Watch: Siraj, Kuldeep imitate Umpire before he gives out

Not part of the playing XI, India cricketers Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav were seen having fun with umpire J.R Madanagopal during the second T20I against Sri Lanka on Saturday in Dharamsala. If you haven’t already, click here to subscribe and get Sandeep Dwivedi’s newsletter straight in your inbox During the match, the on-field umpire looked to signal the third umpire’s decision to the players as Charith Asalanka went for the review after Yuzvendra Chahal trapped him in front. The replays showed there was no bat involved and the ball-tracking showed three red lights forcing the umpire to stay with his decision. Waiting for the decision, Siraj and Kuldeep raised fingers from behind the umpire even before he could adjudge the batsman out. In the video, Kuldeep also collided with the u...