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2nd T20I: Sri Lanka beat depleted India by 4 wickets to keep series alive | Cricket News – Times of India
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2nd T20I: Sri Lanka beat depleted India by 4 wickets to keep series alive | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: A depleted Indian team, playing with only five batsmen, could not defend a modest target of 133 despite a valiant effort from its players as Sri Lanka kept the three-match series alive with a four-wicket victory in the second T20 International on Wednesday. With nine players unavailable after Krunal Pandya tested positive, India had no option but to play with six specialist bowlers, including one pacer Navdeep Saini, who wasn't even given a single over. Scorecard | As it happenedDhananjaya de Silva (40 not out) anchored a tricky Lankan chase after India scored 132 for five. The hosts won with two balls to spare. Vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/21 in 4 overs) was economical till Chamika Karunaratne launched his full-toss for a six. The 12 runs from that over brought the equati...
No particular format is priority and l am not looking too far ahead: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Test future | Cricket News – Times of India
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No particular format is priority and l am not looking too far ahead: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Test future | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Bhuvneshwar Kumar doesn't want to prioritise any of the three formats but is not averse to the idea of once again wearing the India whites in Test cricket in future. The absence of Indian white ball team's "temporary" vice-captain in England was felt during the World Test Championship final and he set the record straight with regards recent talks on whether he himself doesn't want to play the traditional format. So what's his take on playing Test cricket in the next 12-18 month cycle? "To be honest, there is no priority for me whether it's red ball or white ball, if I am selected in red ball and I am part of any team, I will definitely try to contribute. "I am not looking to prioritise white or red ball cricket. So working on preparing for all formats," Bhuvneshwar said ahead o...
Watch: Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad practice reverse-sweeps in intra-squad match in Sri Lanka
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Watch: Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad practice reverse-sweeps in intra-squad match in Sri Lanka

The Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka played a T20 intra-squad match at SSC grounds in Colombo. The limited-overs bilateral series will kick off on July 13 as Shikhar Dhawan-led India will go up against the hosts in the first ODI of the series. India have sent a second-string squad for the Sri Lanka tour as the Test side led by Virat Kohli is in England after the World Test Championship final. In the video posted on Sri Lanka Cricket YouTube channel, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Manish Pandey and Hardik Pandya are the four batsmen that feature in the intra-squad game. Gaikwad can be seen playing the reverse sweep shot against left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya. Pandey seemed to be pacing his innings. Rana was trying to sweep the spinners whereas Hardik was at his usual self pla...
Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

New Delhi: Handed responsibility to lead the Indian team on the Sri Lanka tour, opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday said he feels humbled after being appointed captain of the national side. India will play three ODIs and as many T20s in Colombo starting July 13. The selectors picked a bunch of fresh faces for the Sri Lanka series on Thursday as the main team is in the UK for the World Test Championship final and five Tests against England. "Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country. Thank you for all your wishes," tweeted Dhawan. Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country 🇮🇳 Thank you for all your wishes 🙏 https://t.co/SbywALBTwZ— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1623400677000The 35-year-old has played 34 Tests, 145 ODIs and 65 T20s. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named Dhawan's deputy. Five ...
Ready for international cricket, Nitish Rana awaits ‘that one call’
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Ready for international cricket, Nitish Rana awaits ‘that one call’

After creating a space for himself in both the domestic circuit and the IPL, Delhi and Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana feels ready for international arena, hoping to get his “reward” when the Indian team is picked for July’s tour of Sri Lanka. India, sans stars such Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, will be touring Sri Lanka for a white-ball series in July. “It is there at the back of my mind that my name should come (in the squad) and I am prepared for that because I feel my name would come,” Nitish told PTI in an interview when asked whether he is hoping for a call-up. “If you pick and see my record for the last three years in white-ball, be it domestic or the IPL, I have performed well and I feel that I will get the reward for it today or tomorrow. “And I feel I am...