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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Bengal back to winning ways | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Anustup Majumdar hit an unbeaten century after the bowlers struck to their task as Bengal returned to winning ways recording a comfortable eight-wicket win over Pondicherry in a Group ‘E’ Vijay Hazare Trophy match at the Mecon Stadium in Ranchi on Thursday. The Bengal bowlers did not allow the Pondicherry batters to settle down with Mukesh Kumar dismissing skipper R Raghupathy in the very first over after they won the toss and elected to field. While Mukesh ended up with two for 40, left-arm pacer Geet Puri was the most successful bowler returning with three for 24. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed also came good, claiming three for 25. Run-machine Paras Dogra, who had hit two centuries so far in the tournament, once again looked dangerous before he was trapped in front by spinne...
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India vs South Africa: ‘Wish my father was alive today’: Mukesh Kumar dedicates maiden India call-up to late father | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bengal pacer Mukesh Kumar was in his room after day's play in the recently-concluded Irani Trophy between Saurashtra and Rest of India. He had a good day at the office, bagging 4 wickets to help Rest of India bundle out Saurashtra for a paltry 98 in their first innings. His teammates applauded his performance in Rajkot. But he didn't know something even more special was waiting for him. He got a message on his mobile phone. It read 'you have been added to the group’ (WhatsApp group). The message was from the Indian team's official WhatsApp group. He then received a congratulatory message informing him that he had been picked for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa. "I can't tell you how I felt. I was so delighted and surprised at the same time. I didn't expect this t...
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Dinesh Karthik bats for Sarfaraz Khan and Baba Indrajith’s selection in India Test squad

Team India’s wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik wants the BCCI selectors to take notice of the in-form duo of Sarfaraz Khan and Baba Indrajith and ‘get them into the Test scheme of things.’ So happy to see Rajat patidar there , so deserves this selection ❤️ Well done to Mukesh Kumar too 👍 Now Sarfaraz Khan and Indrajith baba into the test scheme of things . Can't ignore such brilliant performers and performances.Theyve just been phenomenal TALENT APLENTY 🙏🥂 https://t.co/2vpcoeMdBn — DK (@DineshKarthik) October 3, 2022 “So happy to see Rajat Patidar there, so deserves this selection! Well done to Mukesh Kumar too,” wrote Dinesh Karthik on Twitter. “Now Sarfaraz Khan and Indrajith baba into the test scheme of things . Can’t ignore such brilliant performers and performances.They’ve just ...
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Mukesh Kumar: Army dreams, father who hated cricket, struggles, cricketing trials….triumph

In 2008-09, a trial ‘Pratibha ki Khoj‘ was organised in the Gopalganj district of Bihar, which started Mukesh Kumar’s tryst with cricket. In the 25-over per side match, Kumar bagged 34 wickets in seven games. A year later, he represented Bihar U-19 in the Associate & Affiliate Tournament hosted by the BCCI. Amit Singh, former captain of the Gopalganj district cricket team in Hayman Trophy (Inter-district cricket tournament in Bihar), who first spotted Kumar’s talent, recalls how Mukesh used to cycle 30 kms everyday, to-and-fro to play cricket at the academy. “His village (Kakarkund) was 15km from the town (Gopalganj). I used to be amazed at how he does that everyday. I told him so many times to take bus, his reply will be ‘Bhaiya leg muscles strong kar rahe, sena mey bharti hona hai...
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Journeyman Mukesh Kumar proud to have earned maiden India call-up for South Africa ODIs

Mukesh Kumar has earned his maiden India call-up for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa. Mukesh Kumar has earned his maiden India call-up for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa. When Mukesh Kumar was in the Rest of India’s team bus on the way back to the hotel after the second day’s play of the Irani Cup, he got a notification on his phone: he was added to the Indian team’s WhatsApp group for the South Africa ODI series.Within minutes, he started getting congratulatory messages on social media and messaging apps from his fans, supporters and well-wishers. The first thing he did was to call “my mother and inform her”. That was followed with calls to those who had stood by him through thick and thin, including his coaches “Joy sir (Joydeep Mukherjee, former Bengal ba...
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India vs South Africa ODIs | Maiden India call-up for Patidar and Mukesh

Shreyas Iyer named Vice-captain for the three-match series starting October 6. Shreyas Iyer named Vice-captain for the three-match series starting October 6. Rajat Patidar, the Madhya Pradesh batter, and Bengal speedster Mukesh Kumar have earned maiden India call-up for the three-match ODI series versus South Africa.With the T20 World Cup-bound cricketers set to leave for Australia even before the ODI series is to begin, only Mohammed Siraj and Shreyas Iyer - who are set to join the squad as back-up after the series, were selected from the Australia-bound players.As a result, Shikhar Dhawan will continue to lead in ODIs, with Shreyas as his deputy. Patidar has had a phenomenal domestic season across formats and the Indian Premier League while Mukesh has been a revelation for the last ...
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If father would have been alive, he would be happiest: Mukesh Kumar on India call up | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mukesh Kumar didn't know about his national selection till he was added to the Indian team's official whatsapp group. That's when the penny dropped that he has been selected for the one day series against South Africa, starting October 6 in Lucknow. "I got very emotional. It was all blur. I could only remember my father late Kashi Nath Singh's face. My father till I played Ranji Trophy for Bengal didn't think I am good enough to do well professionally. Unko Shaq thaa ki main kaabil hoon bhi ya nahi," Mukesh told PTI from Rajkot where he is playing for Rest of India. He lost his father to a brain stroke and it was before the Ranji finals. He would train in the morning and then spent time beside his father's hospital bed. "Today my mom had tears in her eyes. She was so emotiona...
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India vs South Africa: Mukesh Kumar, Rajat Patidar earn maiden India call-ups for SA ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Uncapped Bengal seamer Mukesh Kumar and prolific domestic performer Rajat Patidar on Sunday earned their maiden India call-up for the upcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa, starting October 6 in Lucknow. Mukesh, a prolific red ball bowler for Bengal had performed just at the right time, emerging as top wicket taker in first class games against New Zealand 'A' and followed that up with another stupendous show in Irani Cup. Patidar, a stylish hitter, has scored centuries in IPL play-offs, in the Ranji Trophy final and in "Tests" against New Zealand in the last three months. The team would be led by ODI specialist Shikhar Dhawan while Shreyas Iyer will be his deputy. Shreyas and Deepak Chahar will link up with the T20 World Cup squad in Brisbane after the ODI seri...
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Irani Trophy: Mukesh swings, Sarfaraz sizzles as Rest of India take control | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Medium pacer Mukesh Kumar (4/23) rattled Saurashtra with some high quality swing bowling before Sarfaraz Khan continued his dream run with an attractive hundred to put Rest of India in the driver's seat on the opening day of Irani Trophy match on Saturday. At stumps, Sarfaraz's unbeaten 125 off 126 balls took Rest of India to 205 for 3 after Mukesh's swing and scorching pace from young guns Kuldeep Sen (3/41) and Umran Malik (3/25) demolished the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy Champions for a meagre 98 in 24.5 overs. In the presence of chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma and his colleague Sunil Joshi, Sarfaraz gave an exhibition of his wide array of strokes that included 19 boundaries and three sixes. Coming in when the Rest were tottering at 18 for 3, in the post lunch session, Sarfaraz ...
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India A vs New Zealand A: Mukesh Kumar’s triple strike rattles kiwis | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: On Thursday morning, when bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule handed pacer Mukesh Kumar his maiden India-A cap, it was a defining moment in the 28-year-old’s career. It was a reward for his consistency, which saw him pick up 52 wickets over two Ranji Trophy seasons for Bengal, and the hardships he had to endure to keep his cricket dream alive. Mukesh, a late bloomer who took up competitive cricket less than a decade ago, made the debut count on the rain-truncated opening day of the first four-day game against New Zealand ‘A’ at the M Chinnaswamy stadium here, picking up 3/34. Only 61 overs were bowled on the day as it began raining eight overs into the final session. A cautious New Zealand ended the day at 156/5 with Joe Carter unbeaten on 73. The visiting batsmen struggled against...
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India A vs New Zealand A: Mukesh Kumar impresses with three wickets as New Zealand A score 156/5 on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Bengal seamer Mukesh Kumar bowled to a probing channel in all his spells as India A stifled New Zealand A to 156 for five before bad light stopped play on the opening day of the first 'Unofficial' Test. Playing for a representative national side (India U-19, India U-23, India A or Senior India) for the first time, the right-arm fast-medium bowler got the ball to move both ways and finished with figures of 13-4-34-3, with a wicket in each of his three spells. In fact, Mukesh got wickets with the new (4.3 overs), semi-new (35.3 overs) and old ball (57.4 overs), as only 61 overs of play was possible out of the maximum 90. While two left-arm pacers Yash Dayal (13-2-35-1) and Arzan Nagwaswalla (13-2-34-1) also got a wicket apiece, Mukesh was the best bowler on the day by a fair di...
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From Gopalganj to Kolkata to India ‘A’: Pacer Mukesh Kumar’s cricketing journey

When he was a newbie in the Bengal team, fast bowler Mukesh Kumar got some pep-talk and advice rolled into one from senior fast bowler Ashok Dinda. “Do well on the field so the dressing room cheers for you but don’t do well just for one game.” Taking a cue from Dinda’s words, Mukesh Kumar took 5 wickets in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals against Madhya Pradesh and made a mark for himself. On Wednesday, the Bengal fast bowler was named in the India ‘A’ squad for the four-day games against New Zealand ‘A’ that will begin next month. New Zealand ‘A’ will be touring India for three four-day matches and three one-day games. On Wednesday, the Bengal fast bowler was named in the India ‘A’ squad. Originally from Kakarkund in the Gopalganj district of Bihar, Mukesh had to shift to Kolkata in 20...
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India A vs New Zealand A: Priyank Panchal named captain; uncapped Tilak Varma, Mukesh Kumar included in squad | Cricket News – Times of India

Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal was on Wednesday named captain of the 16-member India 'A' squad for the three four-day games against New Zealand 'A', starting later this month. Apart from Panchal, the squad also includes the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kuldeep Yadav, and Prasidh Krishna.NEW DELHI: Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal was on Wednesday named captain of the 16-member India 'A' squad for the three four-day games against New Zealand 'A', starting later this month. Apart from Panchal, the squad also includes the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kuldeep Yadav, and Prasidh Krishna. Pace sensation Umran Malik, 22, has also been named in the squad. The selectors also took into consideration performances of those players who fared well in the domestic season and named the likes of Bengal's star b...