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India vs New Zealand: ‘It was just one-off game’, says Washington Sundar | Cricket News – Times of India

RANCHI: India allrounder Washington Sundar termed their defeat to New Zealand in the first T20I as a "one-off" defeat. Sundar also backed the Men in Blue to bounce back in the series. The second T20I will be played at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, in Lucknow, on Sunday. Chasing an competitive 177, India's top-three, including in-form Shubman Gill (7) were dismissed for just 15 runs inside 19 balls, making the task difficult for the remaining batters with the home team settling for 155 for 9, handing New Zealand a 21-run win, their first victory of the tour on Friday night.New Zealand were swept 0-3 in the preceding ODI series by India before the new-look home side under Hardik Pandya took over for the T20 leg."I think it was just a one-off game," said Was...
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Shubman Gill’s keenness to take slip catches gave Rahul Dravid an important clue

In the last six ODIs, Shubman Gill has scored three centuries, including a double hundred but it was his slip catching that has caught Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid’s attention Coach Dravid, who played 509 matches for India and took a total of 406 catches while mostly standing in the slip cordon, said, “The way you have been coming to us to take more and more slip catches. To field the way you have fielded and the way you’ve taken those catches, it tells me that something is clicking and you are looking to get the best out of yourself and I think for me that’s been a remarkable change in your over the last six to eight months.” Motivation from father, joy of batting with captain @ImRo45 & @imVkohli and special bond with Head Coach ☺️ 👍 Man of the moment, @ShubmanGill, shares...
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Not that I’m aware of: Rahul Dravid on India adopting split captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The talk of split captaincy is doing the rounds in Indian cricket after the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have not been a part of the team since India's unceremonious semifinal exit from the T20 World Cup last year.And Hardik Pandya, in the absence of Rohit, has instilled a fire into the team with his leadership skills in the shortest format. The all-rounder is also seen as the front-runner to lead the team in the 2024 T20 World Cup.But India head coach Rahul Dravid has a different take altogether on the issue and denied that his team has adopted split captaincy."Not that I am aware of (India adopting split captaincy). That's a question you need to ask the selectors but as of now, I don't think so," Dravid said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the ...
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Rahul Dravid: ‘The workload of key players will be monitored during this year’s IPL’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After questions were raised about the senior Indian players' availability in the upcoming IPL considering the ODI World Cup scheduled to be held later this year in India, head coach Rahul Dravid made it clear that they will compete in the tournament unless there are injury concerns.The workload management is something that turns out to be one of the key factors in Indian cricket and it was seen in the recent past that the workload of seniors like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is being managed by giving them rest in T20Is.According to BCCI's new policy, the workload of key players will be monitored during this year's IPL by the NCA and the franchisees considering the 50-over World Cup at home in October-November."Workload management is something that is a part and parcel of the...
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Preparatory camp ahead of Australia Test series, says Rahul Dravid

The Indian team will undergo a preparatory camp before the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, but no player in the squad will be released to play Ranji Trophy ahead of the contest against the visiting Australians. It has been quite some time since the team had a camp before a series, owing to the packed cricketing calendar over the past few years. The Test players won’t be having any red-ball match practice before the first Test against Australia in Nagpur starting February 9, head coach Rahul Dravid informed on the eve of the third One-Day International against New Zealand at Indore’s Holkar Stadium. Dravid was asked whether there was any thought of releasing some players for the Ranji Trophy as the series against the Kiwis had already been secured. The Ranji quarter-finals are schedule...
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Shahnawaz Dahani shares heartwarming meeting with Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It is needless to say that Rahul Dravid is one of the most loved cricketers around and on the occasion of his 50th birthday on Wednesday, the Indian coach found another admirer in young Pakistan pacer Shahnawaz Dahani.Dahani took to Twitter to extend his birthday greetings to Dravid and also shared a heartwarming meeting with him at a restaurant in Brisbane during the T20 World Cup last year.Sharing a photo of a meeting with Dravid, Dahani revealed that he was having dinner with friends at a restaurant in Brisbane where the former Indian player also made his entry. To Dahani's surprise, Dravid went on to meet him even before finding a seat for himself."Happy Birthday to the most humble Person, Sir #RahulDravid. Here is Story behind this picture. I was in restaurant having din...
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Inconsistent KL Rahul under pressure as Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson wait in the wings | Cricket News – Times of India

In Pant's absence, 'keeper's slot is wide openKOLKATA: Rishabh Pant's unfortunate accident has thrown open some new possibilities for Team India heading into the 50-over World Cup later this year. While the Delhi wicketkeeper-batter is expected to make a comeback ahead of the mega event, the India team management will be keeping options open.While skipper Rohit Sharma preferred to give Shubman Gill "a fair run" in the ODIs, many questioned the logic behind dropping an in-form Ishan Kishan, who hit a double hundred against Bangladesh last month. Although Gill grabbed his opportunity with both hands by hitting a classy 70 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, the youngster cannot take his place for granted with Kishan waiting in the wings.But the fight between the two youngsters ...
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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Highlights: Virat Kohli stars with 45th ton as India register 67-run win, take 1-0 lead | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batting maestro Virat Kohli slammed his 45th one-day international ton -- his 73rd across formats -- as India registered a comfortable 67-run win over Sri Lanka in the series opener in Guwahati. Asked to bat first, Kohli headlined with a masterful hundred (87-ball 113) alongside fifties from openers Rohit Sharma (83) and Shubman Gill (70) as India raked up a massive 373 for seven on a batting-friendly surface.In reply, the Sri Lankans were never in the hunt and ended at 306 for eight in 50 overs to hand India a comprehensive win.That's that from the 1st ODI.#TeamIndia win by 67 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series.Scorecard -… https://t.co/3pS2cfep9W— BCCI (@BCCI) 1673366348000After opener Pathum Nissanka fell for 72, visiting captain Dasun Shanaka waged a lone battle and p...
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India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma completes 9,500 runs in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India skipper Rohit Sharma started the new year with a classy half-century against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series in Guwahati on Tuesday. Enroute his 83 off 67 balls, Rohit completed 9,500 runs in ODI cricket -- the sixth Indian batter to reach the landmark.Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Virat Kohli (12,584*), Sourav Ganguly (11,221), Rahul Dravid (10,768) and MS Dhoni (10,599) were the first five batters to reach the landmark for India, with all of them scoring over 10,000 ODI runs. Rohit at 9537 is just 63 shy of joining the exclusive 10K club in ODIs.The India captain smashed three sixes and nine fours during his quick-fire innings and added an impressive 143 runs for the opening wicket with Shubman Gill (70 off 60) in just 19.4 ov...
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Delayed debut made me hungrier: Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Suryakumar Yadav was 30 when he made his international debut against England in March 2021. The wait was quite long, but he kept scoring runs in domestic cricket and didn't stop knocking at the selectors' door.Popularly known as SKY among his teammates and fans, Surya says the wait made him even hungrier to succeed, as he showed with his third T20I century in less than a year during India's 91-run win over Sri Lanka in the third T20I on Saturday in Rajkot. Surya smashed a blistering 51-ball 112 not out in India's dominating win that also clinched the hosts the three-match T20I series 2-1. "It does make me even more hungrier (sic) now," Surya told Team India head coach Rahul Dravid, during an interaction organised by BCCI.tv, when asked if the long wait has taught him to value...
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‘Playing blinders after blinders’: Hardik Pandya on ton-up Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As a ton-up Suryakumar Yadav fired India to a series-clinching victory with his sizzling unbeaten 51-ball 112 knock, skipper Hardik Pandya was all praise for the swashbuckling batter. Suryakumar's third T20I ton helped India thrash Sri Lanka by 91 runs in Rajkot on Saturday as Hardik and co. clinched the series 2-1. Lauding Surya's heroic knock, the skipper said that the 32-year-old makes look batting so easy."I think he (SKY) has been surprising everyone every innings that he is batting. He is just telling us that batting is so easy. He has played blinders after blinders. If I were bowling to him, I'd be disheartened on seeing his batting, Hardik said in the post-match presentation.During his maiden T20I century on home soil, Surya smashed unbeaten 112 as his knock came at a...
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Our stocks are now pretty good in spin all-rounder’s department: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Head coach Rahul Dravid is happy with the way the Indian spin-bowling all-rounder's department is shaping up, saying "our stocks are pretty good at the moment."Dravid also indicated that Ravindra Jadeja could be in the mix very soon, which will put the India in happy space vis-à-vis the spin all-rounder's department."I think in our spin bowling all-rounder's slot our stocks are pretty good at the moment," Dravid said at the post-match press conference after India's 16-run loss in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Thursday."Shahbaz (Ahmed) was also part of the squad and considering that Washington (Sundar) is there and then Jadeja as well so we are happy with that," he added.With Axar Patel playing his role to perfection on Thursday, taking two wickets in an economical spel...
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Rahul Dravid happy with India’s spin all-rounder’s department

Indian Players along with coach Rahul Dravid during a practice session. | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini Head coach Rahul Dravid is happy with the way the Indian spin-bowling all-rounder's department is shaping up, saying "our stocks are pretty good at the moment." Dravid also indicated that Ravindra Jadeja could be in the mix very soon, which will put India in happy space vis-a-vis the spin all-rounder's department. "I think in our spin bowling all-rounder's slot our stocks are pretty good at the moment," Dravid said at the post-match press conference after India's 16-run loss in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Thursday. "Shahbaz (Ahmed) was also part of the squad and considering that Washington (Sundar) is there and then Jadeja as well so we are happy with that," he added. W...
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No threat to Rohit Sharma’s captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: There is no imminent threat to Rohit Sharma's ODI and Test captaincy as the BCCI brass hasn't found anything unsatisfactory about his leadership in the traditional formats, according to sources in the board.Skipper Rohit, along with head coach Rahul Dravid, attended the review meeting in Mumbai. The meeting was conducted by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.Along with last selection committee's chairman Chetan Sharma, NCA head VVS Laxman, president Roger Binny also attended the review meeting.Since the focus is the World Test Championships (WTC), where India have a good chance of making it to the finals, and the 2023 ODI World Cup, new T20 captain Hardik Pandya wasn't a part of the meeting.Hardik is in Mumbai for the T20 international series against Sri Lanka, which starts on Tuesday."...
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BCCI shortlists 20 players for 2023 ODI World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Stung by the team's 10-wicket thrashing at the hands of England in the T20 World Cup semi-final in Australia last year, the BCCI's top brass, with an eye on the World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup in India this year, has swung into action right away.On Sunday, January 1, the first day of 2023, Board secretary Jay Shah met India head coach Rahul Dravid, National Cricket Academy chairman VVS Laxman, Indian captain Rohit Sharma, outgoing chief selector Chetan Sharma for a 'review-cum roadmap' meeting at a five-star hotel here. BCCI president Roger Binny, who is currently holidaying in Australia, attended the meeting virtually.As per a reliable source who attended the meeting, the BCCI has shortlisted 20 players who will be part of the 2023 World Cup. At the review meeting...
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BCCI to review T20 World Cup performance in new year | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI brass will review India's underwhelming performance in the T20 World Cup with skipper Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid on January 1, according to BCCI sources.NCA chief VVS Laxman, who has been with the Indian team in Dravid's absence, is also expected to be part of the meeting.The meeting in Mumbai is scheduled ahead of limited overs against Sri Lanka beginning on January 3.England had hammered India by 10 wickets in the World Cup semi-finals, extending their barren run in ICC events since 2013 when they won the Champions Trophy under M S Dhoni's leadership. The last world title came at home in 2011."Head coach Rahul Dravid and NCA head VVS Laxman are expected to analyse India's performance with BCCI bosses. The roadmap going into 2023 World Cup is also expected ...
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There should be good communication between selectors and senior players about their place in the team: Gautam Gambhir | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir called for clarity in team selection from BCCI and said on Thursday that there should be good communication between the selectors and the senior players if they are looking for players beyond them going forward.The BCCI announced squads for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday but has not clarified if the senior trio of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul along with Rishabh Pant has been rested or dropped for white-ball series starting January 3."There should be clarity. There should be good communication between the selectors and these players. If the selectors have decided to look beyond these guys, so be it. I think a lot of countries have done that," Gambhir told ESPNcricinfo.Gambhir wants more clarity when...
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Experiences from mistakes done will be handy: K.L. Rahul

India’s captain K.L Rahul, right, Virat Kohli, center, and team coach Rahul Dravid talk after wining second cricket test match against Bangladesh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. | Photo Credit: AP India may have swept the two-match Test series but the result will not cover all cracks. Two of India’s biggest batters Virat Kohli and K.L. Rahul failed to get going, a major worry ahead of the four-match Test series against Australia in February-March.In the 36 innings since his last Test century against Bangladesh in Nov. 2019 in Kolkata, Kohli averages 26.20 with just six fifties. Rahul, the stand-in skipper, hasn’t gone past 25 in seven straight innings. But is it prudent for out-of-form batters to try and find their form in high-stakes Test matches?“We obviously don’t go ...
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Lessons for Team India from Bangladesh tour | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The narrow victory on Christmas morning notwithstanding, the Indian team had a rather forgettable Bangladesh series. The 2-0 Test series win, courtesy a dropped catch by Mominul Haque and some courageous counter-attack by Shreyas Iyer and R Ashwin, glossed over the deficiencies that were evident over the last three weeks. And just in case we have forgotten, India lost the ODI series 1-2.India will head into a couple of limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in January before facing Australia in a four-Test series. It’s make-or-break time because the team has to win at least three of those four Tests to assure themselves of a place in the World Test Championship Final.India’s go-to tactic at home has been to dish out dry pitches on which the ball turns from the f...
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2nd Test: India to go for the kill against Bangladesh as WTC battle heats up | Cricket News – Times of India

MIRPUR: Stand-in skipper KL Rahul would be eager to overcome his lean patch as India are expected go for the kill in the second Test against Bangladesh, beginning here on Thursday, to strengthen their position in the World Test Championship.The race for the top-two spots in the WTC standings has become more interesting with India (55.77 PCT) moving up to the second position following South Africa's (54.55 PCT) heavy loss to Australia (76.92 PCT) in two-day Gabba Test.The upcoming home series against Australia will be decisive in India's bid for a second straight WTC final but they also can't afford any slip-ups against Bangladesh, who showed plenty of fight in the first Test after a poor first innings with the bat.With regular skipper Rohit Sharma yet to recover from his thumb injury, n...