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Warm-up match, Day 2: Rishabh Pant rises in west with his signature attacking batting | Cricket News – Times of India

(Photo credit: @leicsccc Twitter)LEICESTER: Rishabh Pant decided to rise in the west after his woes in the sub-continent, batting in his signature attacking manner to hog the limelight on the second day of the warm-up match between India and Leicestershire here. One among four India players to turn out for the English county side in the practice match meant to help the visitors acclimatise with the conditions, Pant knocked his way to an entertaining 76 off 87 balls at Grace Road. During his 154-minute stay in the middle, Pant entertained the crowd with 14 boundaries and a six. Responding to India's 246 for eight declared after a day of multiple rain interruptions, Leicestershire were primed to take a sizable lead over the tourists when Pant was in his element. But the possibility died d...
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Want to have focus and concentration levels of Cheteshwar Pujara: Mohammad Rizwan | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan wishes to have focus and concentration levels of his County teammate Cheteshwar Pujara as he looks to improve as a red-ball cricketer. Pujara has made a strong case for a Test comeback with two hundreds and as many double hundreds in his campaign for Sussex in County Championship Division 2. The Indo-Pak pairing had shared a 154-run stand against Durham earlier this month and they playing for the same team has also attracted a lot of positive attention on social media. Rizwan, who was named the ICC Player of the Year for 2021, rates Pakistan's Younis Khan and Fawad Alam very highly when it comes to batting with unwavering concentration but he has now added Pujara to the list. "...As far as myself and Pujara are concerned, I didn't fee...
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Cheteshwar Pujara scores second double ton for Sussex in County Championship | Cricket News – Times of India

HOVE (UK): He left for the UK in search of some runs and open the door for an India comeback. But Cheteshwar Pujara has already done more than that, scoring his second double century for Sussex in the County Championship Division Two on Saturday. Pujara made 203 and faced 334 balls, in which he hit 24 fours. The senior India player was batting overnight on 107, which helped his side take a substantial lead against Durham, who were all out for 223 in their first innings. ANOTHER double century. 👏@cheteshwar1 💯💯 https://t.co/UDNsrDDkfX— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) 1651326679000Thanks to Pujara's effort, Sussex extended their dominance on the third day of the match, their innings ending at 538 for a massive lead of 315 runs. With Sussex enforcing follow-on, Durham were 38 for no loss in th...
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Cheteshwar Pujara to play for Sussex during English summer | Cricket News – Times of India

HOVE (England): Out-of-favour India batter Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Sussex in the upcoming English county season replacing Australia international Travis Head, the club announced on Thursday. Pujara, who has been dropped from the Indian Test team after having played 95 games for the country, will compete in both first-class and List A games for Sussex. He has previously played for Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire in the English County Championship. "Following a request by Travis to be released from his contract due to increased international commitments along with the news that he and his partner are expecting their first child, the club have agreed to this and replaced him with Cheteshwar Pujara for the majority of the 2022 season," the club released a statement. We are delig...
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Ranji Trophy: Karun Nair slams unbeaten 152 as Karnataka makes 268 for 8 vs J&K on day 1

India Test discard Karun Nair came up with a fighting unbeaten 152 as Karnataka scored 268 for 8 against Jammu & Kashmir on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group C match here on Thursday. Opener Devdutt Padikkal (8) fall early to Mujtaba Yousuf (2 for 44) after Karnataka won the toss and elected to bat. Nair (267 balls, 21 fours, 1 six) and the other opening batter Ravikumar Samarth (45, 5 fours) then added 98 runs for the second wicket to steady the innings. K V Siddharth, who hit a century in the opening match against Railways, helped Nair add 56 runs for the third wicket. Karun Nair brings up his 150. This innings could have come at a better time… Karnataka 267/7 #ranjitrophy2022 #KarvJK pic.twitter.com/mbRGGkxc6Z — Manuja (@manujaveerappa) February 24, 2022 Nair grew ...
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Ranji Trophy: Pujara dismissed for duck as Mumbai enforce follow-on on Saurashtra | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Cheteshwar Pujara endured a horror Saturday after first being dismissed without troubling the scorers and then getting the news of being axed from the Indian Test team as defending champions Saurashtra were made to follow-on in a group D Ranji Trophy match by 44-time champions Mumbai. Having declared their first innings at 544 for 7 riding on Sarfaraz Khan's 275, Mumbai then dismissed Saurashtra for 220 on the third day with little-known pacer Mohit Avasthi (4/56) and left-arm spinner Shams Mulani (4/55) being wreckers-in-chief. After being enforced follow-on, Saurashtra gave a better account of themselves in the second innings reaching 105 for no loss at stumps, with openers Snell Patel (64 no) and Harvik Desai (39 batting) at the crease. However it was Avasthi, who had a da...
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Rahul Dravid faces tricky task to rebuild team | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In January 2021, Indian cricket looked in a healthy state. The famous Gabba heist followed by the home Tests against England showcased Indian cricket's vast pool of resources. A year on, however, there is underlying unease and the team faces the prospect of a tricky transition. The ship has been rocked. The unsavoury saga around Virat Kohli abdicating his authority as captain across formats has now left head coach Rahul Dravid, who is credited for building an enviable talent pool as National Cricket Academy director with a huge rebuilding job. The 'transition talk' has largely revolved around the form of Pujara, Rahane and Ishant. The call seems to be an obvious one: move on to the next generation. But there's a catch. Unlike a couple of years ago, India's well-oiled supply l...
India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: India seek Wanderers wonder | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: India seek Wanderers wonder | Cricket News – Times of India

Victory at favoured venue could help team win series, break South Africa jinxUnchartered territory is an expression that is fast losing its relevance when it comes to Indian cricket. For years, areas which were virtually no-go zones, have been turned into free-access rides by Virat Kohli and his band of fearless warriors. Fort Australia has fallen, a win in England is no longer a once-in-25-years experience, and now it's about conquering South Africa. Centurion, a bastion of the Proteas since their readmission into international cricket in the early 1990s, has been smashed and the juggernaut moves to Wanderers for the second Test, a venue where India have never lost a Test match. Kohli couldn't have asked for a better setting to realize a dream that germinated when he won a dead rubber ...
How Kohli, Rahane, and Pujara contrived to get out again
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How Kohli, Rahane, and Pujara contrived to get out again

India’s experienced middle-order trio of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, and Ajinkya Rahane hasn’t scored big runs for a couple of years now and ended 2021 with a top score of 48 across their six knocks in the Centurion Test. Their dismissals in the second innings on Wednesday were a mix of the disappointingly familiar and the shockingly uncharacteristic. Ten in ten The India Test captain has sharpened the cover drive into a weapon of remorseless accumulation over the years. He also likes to reach out and feel deliveries in the channel, an area where convention dictates letting them pass. There have been calls for him to avoid the drive, but it is also the stroke that has brought him so many runs through his career, and runs are what he dearly needs at the moment. In any ca...
India vs South Africa, 1st Test: KL Rahul hits century as India grab upper hand on Day 1 at Centurion | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa, 1st Test: KL Rahul hits century as India grab upper hand on Day 1 at Centurion | Cricket News – Times of India

The demons of cricketing lore that reside in the Centurion pitch decided to largely sleep through Boxing Day. There had been too much rain coming into the first day of the first Test. Until late in the second session, there wasn't enough sunshine to dry up the moisture, quicken up the wicket or rouse the baddies in the wicket to give the SA bowlers a serious nudge. Often the demons would wake, momentarily, only to cock a snook at the South African pace attack and disappear. It was easier to enjoy the Indian batting instead as the visitors put up a rousing performance led by KL Rahul's composed century (batting 122; 17x4, 1x6), his seventh in Tests and sixth away from home. SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENEDIt was Virat Kohli's brave call to bat first that saw India dominate Day 1, putting up 27...
Seamers to give India hope of first Test series win in South Africa, says Cheteshwar Pujara | Cricket News – Times of India
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Seamers to give India hope of first Test series win in South Africa, says Cheteshwar Pujara | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says they are confident of claiming a historic first Test series win in South Africa, led by their potent fast bowling attack on the lively Highveld wickets where the first two of three Tests will be played. India are fresh from home success against New Zealand, while South Africa have not played red ball cricket since June ahead of the first Test that starts in Pretoria on December 26. "We have played a couple of Tests in India, so most of the guys are in touch," Pujara told the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday. "There is enough time for us to prepare and the guys are really looking forward to these Tests. It is the best chance for us to finally win a series in South Africa." #TeamIndia begin preparations for the first Test in...
Ravi Shastri: An attempt was made to ensure I don’t get the job | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ravi Shastri: An attempt was made to ensure I don’t get the job | Cricket News – Times of India

Ravi Shastri looks back on his coaching stint with Team India, from The Oval 2014 to UAE 2021Ravi Shastri played 80 Tests and 150 ODIs for India and won the Champions of Champions title in the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985. Shastri hit six sixes off an over by Tilak Raj in a Ranji Trophy game in January 1985. Shastri led India in only one Test against West Indies at Madras in 1987-88, which India won by 255 runs as debutant Narendra Hirwani took 8/75. Shastri was appointed as Head Coach of the Indian cricket team in 2017 by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. Shastri's reign as head coach saw India achieve No.1 ranking in Tests and multiple overseas Test series victories in Australia, as well as wins in E...
I can’t judge Ajinkya Rahane’s form, only he knows what he is going through: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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I can’t judge Ajinkya Rahane’s form, only he knows what he is going through: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Ajinkya Rahane's slump in form can't be "judged" by anyone, not even skipper Virat Kohli, who feels that his Test deputy needs an arm of assurance around his shoulders as he figures out what exactly is he "going through". The Indian captain, after the team's thumping 1-0 series win over New Zealand, answered some tricky questions, including his own form or the lack of it which, he said, couldn't be connected to any repetitive pattern of dismissals. He also said that some discussions about team combination will happen ahead of India's tour of South Africa later this month. "I can't judge his (Rahane's) form. No one can judge it. Only the individual knows what he's going through," Kohli said when asked about the Mumbaikar's poor patch which has resulted in an average of less than ...