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Sri Lanka series gives players opportunity to reflect that not all wickets will be flat: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India
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Sri Lanka series gives players opportunity to reflect that not all wickets will be flat: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Rahul Dravid believes that the new crop of Indian batsmen will learn with experience that "not all wickets will be flat" and they need to develop the art of scrapping it out on low-scoring tracks like the ones on offer during the last two T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka. India lost the three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka 1-2 on Thursday, playing without nine of their first team players due to COVID-19 related isolation. Rookies Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana along with Sanju Samson literally struggled against a quality spin bowling attack led by leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga. Asked if he was disappointed in the manner the younger players were found wanting against Hasaranga and company, Dravid replied in the negative. "I am not disappoint...
India vs Sri Lanka: No pressure on Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, says Paras Mhambrey | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs Sri Lanka: No pressure on Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, says Paras Mhambrey | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey has backed Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devdutt Padikkal to come good in the next match, saying there is no pressure on them and the team management will give the batting duo a free hand. Gaikwad and Padikkal weren't able to convert their starts on their India debut during the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday. While Ruturaj perished after making an 18-ball 21, Padikkal, who walked in at number three, departed after making a quick-fire 29 off 23 balls as India lost the match by four wickets. Asked what the team management would tell the duo, Mhambrey said, "When you are going to make your debut for your country, it is always going to be nerves and we know that. The discussion is always to give them a free hand, there is no pressure on the...
Krunal Pandya out of series with 7-day isolation, every contingent member in room quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India
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Krunal Pandya out of series with 7-day isolation, every contingent member in room quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO/NEW DELHI: The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka here on Tuesday was postponed by a day after visiting all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him out of the series with seven days of isolation. As per Sri Lanka's health safety protocols, Krunal will not be able to travel back to India with other members of the contingent on July 30 as he will now have to undergo mandatory isolation and obtain a negative RT-PCR report. The third and final T20 is scheduled to be held on Thursday. For now the three-match series is on as even if there are a couple of more cases, the Indian team has enough players with negative RT-PCR reports to field a team. Krunal, who tested positive on Tuesday morning, has been quarantined and the entire contingent's RT...
Krunal Pandya out of series with 7-day isolation, every contingent member in room quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India
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Krunal Pandya out of series with 7-day isolation, every contingent member in room quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo on Tuesday was postponed by a day after the visiting all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him out of the series with seven days of isolation. However, all his eight close contacts, who were isolated, have tested "negative" in the RT-PCR tests and will be available for the postponed game which is being held tomorrow. As per Sri Lanka's health safety protocols, Krunal will not be able to travel back to India with other members of the contingent on July 30 as he will now have to undergo mandatory isolation and obtain a negative RT-PCR report. The third and final T20 is scheduled to be held on Thursday. "Krunal is symptomatic with cough and throat pain. He is obviously out of the series...
India vs Sri Lanka: VVS Laxman calls for more ‘constancy’ in India’s bowling department | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs Sri Lanka: VVS Laxman calls for more ‘constancy’ in India’s bowling department | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: "We have got six changes, and five debutants." That's what India skipper Shikhar Dhawan informed at the toss for the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. India's limited-over squad is in Sri Lanka for a series of three ODIs and as many T20Is. The visitors won the first two ODIs to clinch the three-match series, but lost the third one, where India made a wholesale changes. It surprised former India batsman VVS Laxman. India's Test squad led by Virat Kohli is currently touring England. "I am not saying this with the benefit of hindsight or because of the result (India lost the third ODI), but I was a little surprised by the number of changes made to the Indian XI for the final ODI," Laxman wrote in his column for The Times of India on Sunday. "Agreed, there is loads of talen...
We will try out new guys but will experiment only after ensuring series win: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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We will try out new guys but will experiment only after ensuring series win: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: India captain Shikhar Dhawan said the team management will try out new faces but only if they fit into the best playing XI during the upcoming three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday. Like India blooded as many as five newcomers in the final ODI, Dhawan indicated on Saturday that he is not averse to experimenting with new men like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun Chakravarthy and Devdutt Padikkal in the coming games, but series win will remain a priority. "New guys definitely have the opportunity to play. We have to win the series. In the last ODI, there was a good opportunity to give some youngsters a chance and give them a taste of international cricket, because we had already won the series," Dhawan told mediapersons ahead of the first game. "No...
India vs England: BCCI flying in replacements to England | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: BCCI flying in replacements to England | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The BCCI is getting ready to send replacements to England in the wake of three injuries. All-rounder Washington Sundar and standby pacer Avesh Khan suffered finger injuries during the course of India’s warm-up game against a Combined County XI this week and have been ruled out of the entire series. Sundar and Khan follow opener Shubhman Gill in the list of injuries that the Indian team has been inflicted with, reducing the squad of 24 to just 21. Given the task at hand – a five-Test series, involving 25 days of cricket in a 40-day window – the cricket board now finds it necessary to pack in the replacements. TOI understands that the national selectors are getting into a huddle to figure out these replacements. “It’s a conscious decision on part of the BCCI. Earlier, when it was ...
3rd ODI: With series in bag, India may field reserves against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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3rd ODI: With series in bag, India may field reserves against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

Before they departed for the Sri Lanka tour, Rahul Dravid had emphasized that as the India A coach, he believed in giving a chance to play to all the members of the squad. The batting legend has maintained the same theory as the India Under-19 coach too. However, he had also stressed that as the India coach for this tour, he would focus on winning first, rather than giving chances to more players. In his new role as the India coach for this trip, Dravid now faces a tricky question: Riding on tailender Deepak Chahar's heroic, unbeaten 69, India clinched the ODI series on Tuesday night - their ninth consecutive bilateral series win in Lanka. Going into the final ODI of the series on Friday, they now have the opportunity to experiment a bit with their line-up. However, they must also keep ...
There’s a formidable look to Shikhar Dhawan-led India in Sri Lanka: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India
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There’s a formidable look to Shikhar Dhawan-led India in Sri Lanka: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: While India prepares for the bigger 'Test' in the English conditions, back near home, another India squad is in Sri Lanka and will begin the six-match limited-overs tour with the first ODI on Saturday. Touted as an audition for the vacant T20 World Cup spots, the tour also offers an in-depth look into India's bench-strength, which is what interests former India batsman VVS Laxman the most. "Over the last several months, much talk has centered around the depth in Indian cricket, and the immense bench-strength the country is able to summon. Further reiteration of the surfeit of quality comes in the shape of the white-ball contests in Sri Lanka even as 24 players are away in England for a Test series," Laxman wrote in his column for The Times of India. The squad in Sri Lanka is ...
If Virat or Ravi bhai has a player in mind for T20 World Cup, we will check them out: Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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If Virat or Ravi bhai has a player in mind for T20 World Cup, we will check them out: Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: India's temporary white-ball captain Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday said that his team management would certainly check out if skipper Virat Kohli or coach Ravi Shastri has any specific player in mind going into the big-ticket ICC T20 World Cup. Dhawan will lead a young squad with six uncapped players in a six-match limited overs series against Sri Lanka, which is the last opportunity to check out a few players for the available slots for the marquee event in the UAE, starting October 17. "I haven't had any specific discussion with Virat or Ravi bhai. But I am sure they must have had some sort of discussion with Rahul bhai and selectors and I am sure we would be conveyed that message," Dhawan told media persons ahead of the first ODI on Sunday. "Whoever is playing this series, is l...
Shastri and Dravid have different styles of motivating players, says Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shastri and Dravid have different styles of motivating players, says Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO [Sri Lanka]: Shikhar Dhawan, India white-ball captain for the Sri Lanka tour, on Saturday said that Ravi Shastri and Rahul Dravid have their own qualities and both the greats have different styles of motivating players. India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in three ODIs and three T20Is, beginning Sunday. First, the ODI leg will be played and after that, the T20Is will get underway. Dhawan will lead the side, while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will act as his deputy. "I have interacted with all the younger colleagues, I have seen their nature and their skills in the nets. We guys have a great vibe in the team, it has been one month here. We are looking forward to tomorrow's game," Dhawan said during a virtual press conference. "This series is important, any series we play for India is ...
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...
krishnappa gowtham:  India vs Sri Lanka: Rahul Dravid is always just one call away when we need help, says Krishnappa Gowtham | Cricket News – Times of India
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krishnappa gowtham: India vs Sri Lanka: Rahul Dravid is always just one call away when we need help, says Krishnappa Gowtham | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: While one Indian cricket team is in England, preparing for the 5 Test vs the English, another Indian cricket team will take on Sri Lanka from July 18 in a 3 ODI and 3 T20I limited overs series. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side has a mix of young and experienced players who will be kicking off the series under 'coach' Rahul Dravid. India all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham, who is one of the six uncapped players in the team, is excited about his reunion with Dravid. Gowtham has already played under Dravid's tutelage in the India A team and has picked the legendary batsman's brain during camps at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. "Rahul sir (Dravid) was my India A coach. I am excited to play under him again. During my India A days, whenever I was in doubt, I used to walk u...
MS Dhoni birthday: A look at his journey from young marauder to cool finisher | Cricket News – Times of India
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MS Dhoni birthday: A look at his journey from young marauder to cool finisher | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India skipper MS Dhoni will always be remembered for finishing tight matches with a smile and sending a billion people into a frenzy. He might have called time on his international career in August 2020, but Dhoni still holds a special place in the hearts of the fans and just one glimpse of him is enough to send social media into a frenzy. For over a decade, Dhoni's unorthodox batting style, especially the famed helicopter shot, gave international bowlers a headache. As the wicketkeeper-batsman celebrates his 40th birthday today, let's relive his first century in international cricket. It was on April 5, 2005, when Dhoni made his first international ton. The former skipper registered the feat against Pakistan in the second ODI of the six-match series. The match was pla...
There’s no reason to remove Ravi Shastri if he is doing well: Kapil Dev | Cricket News – Times of India
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There’s no reason to remove Ravi Shastri if he is doing well: Kapil Dev | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: There is no reason to remove Ravi Shastri from Indian cricket team's head coach's position if he continues to produce results, feels legendary former captain Kapil Dev. The 59-year-old Shastri's contract comes to an end after the completion of T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in October-November and it will also depend on whether the former India all-rounder is in a mood to re-apply. Speculations have been rife that BCCI may elevate current NCA head Rahul Dravid as coach for the limited over series in Sri Lanka but as of now it looks highly improbable. "I don't think there is any need to speak about it. Let this Sri Lanka series get over. We'll get to know the kind of performance our team has dished out," Kapil told 'ABP News'. "If you're trying to groom a new coach,...
Opportunity for Rahul Dravid to create future champions: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India
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Opportunity for Rahul Dravid to create future champions: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman is of the opinion that Rahul Dravid's appointment as head coach of the Indian team for the Sri Lanka tour is an opportunity for him to create future champions. "I don't think that there is any pressure (on Dravid). It is an opportunity for him to create future champions of Indian cricket. It is not necessary that everyone will get an opportunity to play in this series. But just spending time with Rahul and sharing his experiences, which is already done with a lot of players in the squad will just enhance their future," said Laxman on Star Sports. Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan said that Dravid is easily understood by youngsters as he brings clarity to the table. "What Rahul brings in is clear communication. Even when he was the leader of ...
Good for the boys to come out of quarantine and get moving: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India
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Good for the boys to come out of quarantine and get moving: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Rahul Dravid, Team India head coach for the Sri Lanka tour has said that it is great that his side is able to come out of quarantine in Sri Lanka and finally start training ahead of the limited-overs series. The Indian contingent first spent 14 days in quarantine in Mumbai and upon landing in Sri Lanka, the touring party spent a further three days in hard quarantine. "It has been nearly 17-18 days that we have been in some sort of quarantine. Really good for the boys to get out and just get moving a little bit. A nice little area in front of the lawn before we practice tomorrow, we have an open space," said Dravid in a video posted on the website of BCCI. Out of quarantine 👍Fun activities 😎#TeamIndia made the most out of their day off post quarantine before they he… https://t.c...
Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team starts training in Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team starts training in Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: The Indian cricket team on Friday underwent its first training session ahead of the limited series against hosts Sri Lanka from July 13. India, who have picked a second-string squad for the series with the Test team currently in the UK, had arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday following which they the players quarantined in their room for three days. The side is being led by senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan and coached by NCA head Rahul Dravid. The series is India's last before the T20 World Cup in October-November. The squad has as many as six uncapped players including Chetan Sakariya, K Gowtham, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, Varun Chakaravarth and Ruturaj Gaekwad. 📸📸 Snapshots from #TeamIndia's first training session in Sri Lanka 💪💪#SLvIND https://t.co/hzBx8DNye2— BCCI (@BCCI) 16252...
Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team starts training in Sri Lanka
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Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team starts training in Sri Lanka

The Indian cricket team on Friday underwent its first training session ahead of the limited series against hosts Sri Lanka from July 13. India, who have picked a second-string squad for the series with the Test team currently in the UK, had arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday following which they the players quarantined in their room for three days. 📸📸 Snapshots from #TeamIndia‘s first training session in Sri Lanka 💪💪#SLvIND pic.twitter.com/hzBx8DNye2 — BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2021 The side is being led by senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan and coached by NCA head Rahul Dravid. The series is India’s last before the T20 World Cup in October-November. The squad has as many as six uncapped players including Chetan Sakariya, K Gowtham, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, Varun Chakaravarth and ...
Indian team arrives in Sri Lanka for limited overs series | Cricket News – Times of India
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Indian team arrives in Sri Lanka for limited overs series | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: The India white-ball team led by Shikhar Dhawan, featuring as many as six uncapped players, arrived here from Mumbai for their four-week tour which will feature six limited overs games against Sri Lanka, starting July 13. Senior all-rounder Hardik Pandya shared an Instagra story captioned: "Touchdown, Sri Lanka, Colombo." The Dhawan-led team will play three ODIs and three T20 Internationals in the island nation. With regular skipper Virat Kohli and the red ball side, currently touring England, Dhawan will have pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar as his deputy. The BCCI had named a 20-member squad for the Sri Lanka tour that has all-rounder Hardik Pandya and the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal from the senior lot. Young guns like Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw, Nitish Rana, R...