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Ranji Trophy final: Yashasvi Jaiswal makes the hard yards count | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: It is not easy to find one's feet straightaway while staging a comeback, but Yashasvi Jaiswal has now done it twice this season. First for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 15 and in the Ranji Trophy knockouts. On the opening day of the national championship final against Madhya Pradesh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here, Jaiswal top-scored for Mumbai with 78 off 163 balls, as his team finished at 248 for five. Though he missed out on scoring his fourth consecutive First-Class hundred, he continued his dream run which has seen him notch up scores of 35 & 103 in the quarterfinals against Uttarakhand, and 100 & 181 in the semifinals against Uttar Pradesh. "I think I'm blessed. I have really worked hard. I trust my skills in every way. I was waiting for the opportunity, that ...
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Gujarat Titans take out victory parade on open-top bus, meet state CM | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Thousands of fans on Monday flooded the city's streets as Gujarat Titans took out a victory parade on an open-top bus to celebrate their title triumph in a memorable maiden season in the IPL. On the same day, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel hosted the state's newly-crowned Indian Premier League champions and felicitated them. "Got a chance to interact with players of IPL 2022 winners Gujarat Titans. They presented me a bat with signatures of all squad members. The proceeds from it will be used in the education of the daughters of the state. Congratulations to all the players," the chief minister wrote on his Twitter handle. IPL-2022 માં વિજેતા ‘ગુજરાત ટાઇટન્સ’ના ખેલાડીઓને મળી તેમની સાથે વાર્તાલાપનો અવસર ખૂબ મજાનો બની રહ્યો. ટીમના બધા જ… https://t.co/x7T9mIvpOM— Bhu...
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Sunil Gavaskar feels Hardik Pandya has emerged as a contender for India captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Impressed by Hardik Pandya's "leadership qualities" in IPL 15, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels the star all-rounder has emerged as a strong contender to lead the Indian team in near future. Making a comeback after a subdued outing in the T20 World Cup last year, Hardik captained Gujarat Titans to a memorable title triumph in a dream maiden IPL season, forcing those who gave the first-timers no chance before the tournament to eat humble pie. "Yes definitely. Not just my estimation, but everybody's estimation (Hardik's reputation as a leader has gone up). This was an aspect of his game which nobody had too much information about," Gavaskar told Star Sports. "When you have leadership qualities, it automatically opens the door for honours at the national level to be able to c...
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Debutants impressed, powerhouses struggled in expanded IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As fireworks lit up the Ahmedabad night sky and confetti rained on Hardik Pandya and his triumphant Gujarat Titans team mates, another edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) came to a glitzy end on Sunday after two months of breakneck action. More than 100,000 fans thronged the Narendra Modi Stadium where Gujarat capped a fairytale first season by outplaying 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals in a low-scoring final. "This has been a truly memorable season with our fans back in the stadium, celebrating every moment," tweeted Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah. India's struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the organisers to hold the entire 2020 edition of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, which also hosted the second half o...
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Sangakkara: Ashwin needs to think of improvement and bowl more off-spinners | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Ravichandran Ashwin is a legend in his own right but he still needs to think about improvement and bowl the conventional off-break deliveries more frequently, feels Rajasthan Royals Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara. The 36-year-old veteran off-spinner, India's second highest Test wicket taker (442), is known to experiment a lot with his bowling. He often bowls the conventional off-breaks lesser compared to the carrom balls that goes away from the right handers. "Ash (Ashwin) has done a great job for us," Sangakkara said at the post-match press conference after RR lost to Gujarat Titans by seven wickets in the IPL final on Sunday. "Even for Ash, being a legend in terms of what he has achieved on the cricketing pitch, there will be a lot of improvements and thinking to do, ...
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IPL Final 2022, GT vs RR: Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson ‘proud’ of his team despite losing title to Gujarat Titans | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Despite losing the title of Indian Premier League 2022 to Gujarat Titans by seven wickets on Sunday, Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson was proud of his team for putting up powerful performances throughout this season and offering fans moments of happiness. RR finished second in the league table with nine wins out of the 14 matches and successfully qualified, and then went on to play GT in the summit clash for the title. Samson said that this was a special season for Rajasthan Royals, who finished as runners-up in the IPL 2022. "This season is really special for us. We have been able to play good cricket and give fans some happy moments. All the youngsters and seniors played well as a team, I am proud of my team," Samson said in the post-match presentation. He added that t...
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IPL Final 2022, GT vs RR: Winning IPL after winning Under-19 World Cup is big, means a lot, says Shubman Gill | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Shubman Gill's six off Obed McCoy's bowling sealed the deal for debutants Gujarat Titans as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the final to win the IPL title here at the Narendra Modi stadium on Sunday. Gill scored an unbeaten 45 off 43 balls to ensure his team chased down 131-run target in 18.1 overs. "It means a lot. After winning the under-19 World Cup, winning the IPL is just as big, " said Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill after the IPL final. The 22-year old batter played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous three seasons and this year was retained by Gujarat Titans team for Rs 7 crores and the youngster played a crucial role in giving his side steady starts throughout the season and in the final he was the highest run-scorer for his side. 1/14In P...
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Hardik’s high: Captain guides Gujarat Titans to IPL triumph in maiden season | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: In the end, with their captain Hardik Pandya leading the charge with both the bat and ball, nothing was going to stop Gujarat Titans from holding the IPL trophy this year. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARDWith more than one lakh fand cheering them vociferously, and their anthem ‘Aava De’ (bring it on!) blaring at full volume at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday night, Shubhman Gill, who cracked an unbeaten 45 (43b, 3x4, 1x6) finished off the proceedings in style for the Titans, pulling Obed McCoy for a six to seal a seven-wicket triumph in the final over a heartbroken Rajasthan Royals. While Gill played the anchor’s role in the chase to perfection, the Titans owed their win in the summit clash to Pandya, who produced a top-class act with the ball, taking three for 17 to restrict t...
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Debutants to champions: Pandya leads Gujarat Titans to 2022 IPL title

Having begun the Indian Premier League 2022 under an injury cloud and as a raw captain, Hardik Pandya delivered the title for Gujarat Titans in their maiden season in their first match at their home ground, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, with a spell of 4-0-17-3 and a pressure-easing 34 off 30 in the small chase of 131. Pandya seals it with the ball Against one of the top two bowling sides in the powerplay this IPL – the second being themselves – RR had come through the field restrictions for the loss of only Yashasvi Jaiswal. They were 60 at the start of the ninth over, the first one from Hardik Pandya. It wasn’t a runaway score, but on a used surface they had played on two nights ago in the Qualifier 2, with the ball gripping and holding up, it wasn’t a bad platform at all. 🚨...
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IPL 2022: RR’s Jos Buttler bags Orange Cap with 863 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Rajasthan Royals opening batter Jos Buttler held the Orange Cap in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Englishman registered a whopping total of 863 runs in 17 matches, at an average of 57.53 and a strike rate of 149.05. Second in the tally was Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul with 616 runs, Buttler surpassed Delhi Capitals batter, David Warner's tally of 848 runs to become the second-highest scorer of all time in an IPL season. He also smashed four centuries and four half-centuries in IPL 2022. Coming to the summit clash, Hardik Pandya's all-round performance of 34 runs with the bat and a three-wicket haul with ball powered debutants Gujarat Titans to a seven-wicket win over inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on S...
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IPL 2022: RR’s Yuzvendra Chahal wins Purple Cap with 27 wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Rajasthan Royals spinner Yuzvendra Chahal held the Purple Cap in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chahal scalped a total of 27 wickets, at an average of 19.51 and an economy of 7.75 in 17 matches of IPL 2022. He was followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner Wanindu Hasaranga with 26 wickets. Coming to the summit clash, Hardik Pandya's all-round performance of 34 runs with the bat and a three-wicket haul with ball powered debutants Gujarat Titans to a seven-wicket win over inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Apart from Hardik, it was Shubman Gill who smashed 45 runs and helped his side chase down the modest target of 131 in 18.1 overs. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = ...
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IPL 2022 Final, Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights: Gujarat Titans complete dream debut with IPL title | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Nobody gave them a chance but Gujarat Titans, bucking all pre-tournament predictions, surprised everyone by lifting the Indian Premier League title in a dream maiden season after a seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in the final on Sunday. Gujarat's highly-rated bowling attack, led by skipper Hardik Pandya (3/17) himself, limited a formidable Rajasthan Royals batting unit to 130 for nine after losing the toss. As it happened | ScorecardShubman Gill and David Miller remained unbeaten on 45 and 32, respectively, to complete an emphatic win for their team. It should have been a comfortable chase but Rajasthan bowled their hearts out to make it an interesting final. As they showed all season, Gujarat remained calm in tough situations to finish the chase in 18.1 overs. Not...
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Watch: Lockie Ferguson bowls fastest delivery of IPL 2022, beats Umran Malik | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Titans pacer Lockie Ferguson on Sunday surpassed Sunrisers Hyderabad's Umran Malik's record for the fastest delivery of IPL 2022. Ferguson achieved this feat during the summit clash of IPL 2022 against Rajasthan Royals, at the Narendra Modi Stadium, where he bowled at the pace of 157.3 kmph. Delivered: The fastest ball of the #TATAIPL 2022 ⚡️⚡️Presenting the Lockie Ferguson thunderbolt 👌 👌 #GTvRR |… https://t.co/MJuc8XeOha— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1653839012000Earlier, this record was held by Umran Malik, who had bowled at the pace of 157kmph. He had also won the 'fastest delivery of the match' award 14 consecutive times. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; ...
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IPL final watched by crowd of 104,859: Organisers | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The Indian Premier League final between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad set a new record attendance for a cricket match, attracting a crowd of 104,859, organisers said on Sunday. The 132,000-seater Narendra Modi Stadium -- the biggest cricket ground in the world -- was nearly full for the season finale of the popular Twenty20 tournament. The largest crowd in one-day matches was previously listed as 100,000 in Kolkata in the 1990s and early 2000 but the highest official figure for a limited-overs match was the 87,812 people at the 1992 50-over World Cup final between Pakistan and England in Melbourne. The Ahmedabad stadium has been working empty or at half capacity during the coronavirus pandemic after it opened in 2020 to a packed mega rally of former US pres...
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Watch: IPL creates Guinness World Record with largest cricket jersey | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Amid the high voltage final clash of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals, the tournament created the Guinness World Record for the world's largest cricket jersey. IPL achieved this feat during the summit clash of the 15th edition at Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. A 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱 to start #TATAIPL 2022 Final Proceedings. 🔝 #GTvRR Presenting the 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱'𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲… https://t.co/ljGyZMTFjz— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1653831111000The certificate was presented to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah, and IPL chairman Brijesh Patel. Coming to the summit clash, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat against Gujarat Titans. The Titans could have a significant psych...
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Umran Malik ‘breath of fresh’ air for pace bowling: Dav Whatmore | Cricket News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Former Australian cricketer and World Cup-winning coach Dav Whatmore on Sunday said Umran Malik was a breath of fresh air in the world of pace bowling and expressed hope that the 22-year-old goes from strength to strength. Whatmore, who arrived in Srinagar as part of a camp at a private school here, said many youngsters from JK would like to emulate the pace sensation. "Umran Malik is a breath of fresh air for the speed and pace bowling. He has been wonderful to the point that he was retained by his (IPL) franchise which is a big thing. I am sure there are a lot of youngsters in this state that would like to emulate Malik," the cricketer, who has in past coached Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh among other teams, told reporters. He congratulated Malik for being selected in ...
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IPL 2022: It’s ruthless business for me on the field; Ashish Nehra gets the best out of me, says Hardik Pandya – Times of India

Some might call the game of cricket a bat-and-ball game. While the definition may have worked back in the 16th century when it was first played in South-East England, it may receive unfavourable support now. We are now living in the 21 st century, and as things have undergone changes, evolution so to speak, the gentleman’s game too has evolved into becoming something bigger. Though initially stated to be a children’s game by historians, the game has only gone on to become sophisticated and technical, and hence no longer just a game of bat-and-ball. In order to celebrate what we have currently, we ought to honour the past as well. And to take a little walk down the line in regard to the game of cricket, we go to England in the old days. Although cricket now attracts money from all corne...
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IPL Final: Rajasthan Royals invite Class of ’08, to felicitate them during the final | Cricket News – Times of India

The Class of '08 of the Rajasthan Royals team will have one nostalgic congregation in Ahmedabad on Sunday (May 29). The management of the Jaipur franchise has invited the players of the 2008 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was won by them against all odds, for this year's final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad. Among those invited are Munaf Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Swapnil Asnodkar, Dinesh Salunkhe, Siddharth Trivedi and Ravindra Jadeja. All, part of the title-winning squad, are expected to be there just as a few foreign players. The foreign players like Shane Watson, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Kamran Akmal, Darren Lehmann and Sohail Tanvir will not be able to attend the get-together for different reasons but Graeme Smith, who was a prolific scorer for the team ...
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‘You make cricket special’: Virat Kohli’s heartfelt note for RCB fans after team’s loss in Qualifier 2 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Saturday penned a heartfelt note for fans after the franchise lost Qualifier 2 against Rajasthan Royals to get knocked out of the IPL 2022. Prasidh Krishna (3/22) and Obed McCoy's (3/23) sensational bowling followed by Jos Buttler's special knock (106 not out off 60) led Rajasthan Royals to IPL 2022 final with a convincing seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday. The 33-year-old Kohli, who didn't have a great IPL season, in his social media post said that learning never stops. "Sometimes you win, and sometimes you don't, but the 12th Man Army, you have been fantastic, always backing us throughout our campaign. You make cricket special. The learning never s...