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Isolation rules frustrating, vaccine has to be trusted: Ravi Shastri after Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran return | Cricket News – Times of India
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Isolation rules frustrating, vaccine has to be trusted: Ravi Shastri after Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran return | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday expressed his disappointment at 10-day isolation rules for anyone who comes in contact of a COVID-19 positive person as it happened with bowling coach Bharath Arun, who has already completed his vaccination course. Arun, along with senior wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and stand bye opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, had to remain in isolation for 10 days as per UK Health protocols as they had been in contact with throwdown specialist-cum-masseur Dayanand Garani. Great to have you back gents 😊#TeamIndia bowling coach B.Arun, @Wriddhipops and Abhimanyu Easwaran have joined th… https://t.co/dth5bxQndr— BCCI (@BCCI) 1627118608000The trio were back in the team bubble on Saturday after completing their mandatory isolation period of one and half weeks. ...
Garlanded Rishabh Pant thanks Ravi Shastri for grand welcome | Cricket News – Times of India
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Garlanded Rishabh Pant thanks Ravi Shastri for grand welcome | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM (UK): India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant received a grand welcome as he joined the team on Thursday after recovering from COVID-19. The Indian team is currently playing a warm-up game against County Select XI in Durham. Taking to Twitter, Pant shared a picture of himself in a garland and wrote: "After every loss is a win and every winner is called champion (english translation)..Thrilled to be back. Thank you @RaviShastriOfc for this grand welcome." हार 🌺 के बाद ही जीत है और जितने वाले को कहते है बाज़ीगर😎🤣Thrilled to be back. Thank you @RaviShastriOfc for this g… https://t.co/tws69IzCxn— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1626960465000Down with the virus, Pant underwent COVID-19 and cardiac tests on Monday having completed his isolation period of 10 days as per the UK guidelines. Pant t...
Watch: Virat Kohli and co. cheer from Durham as India win thriller against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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Watch: Virat Kohli and co. cheer from Durham as India win thriller against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Virat Kohli and co., who are currently in Durham, cheered for Shikhar Dhawan-led team India as they defeated Sri Lanka in the thrilling second ODI to clinch the series. In the video posted by BCCI on Twitter, team India in Durham could be seen watching the match and cheering for the team in Sri Lanka. BCCI put a caption: "When #TeamIndia in Durham cheered for #TeamIndia in Colombo. From dressing room, dining room and on the bus, not a moment of this memorable win was missed. #SLvIND." When #TeamIndia in Durham cheered for #TeamIndia in Colombo. From dressing room, dining room and on the bus, not… https://t.co/VGEx4KQXzi— BCCI (@BCCI) 1626807326000Chahar (69*) smashed a gusty fifty and stitched an unbeaten 84-run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19*) to take India home after the vi...
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 ...
Ahead of T20 World Cup, Team India lags behind in preparation as a unit | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ahead of T20 World Cup, Team India lags behind in preparation as a unit | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Even as other cricketing nations are learning to gel as a team ahead of the T20 World Cup in October-November by playing multiple limited-overs games, especially T20 Internationals, the Indians are banking on a hastily-arranged tour of Sri Lanka and the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to get into rhythm. Australia are preparing by playing eight white-ball games, including five T20s, in West Indies and are scheduled to visit Bangladesh for more matches. England, on the other hand, have been busy at home against Sri Lanka and Pakistan and are scheduled visit Pakistan and Bangladesh in October. West Indies, one of the top contenders of T20 World Cup and defending champions, will have played three five T20I series besides many ODI games. For India, though, the t...
That’s selectors’ call: Sourav Ganguly on no replacement for injured Shubman Gill in England | Cricket News – Times of India
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That’s selectors’ call: Sourav Ganguly on no replacement for injured Shubman Gill in England | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday tried to steer clear of the controversy surrounding the national selectors' decision to not send a replacement for injured opener Shubman Gill in England, saying it was a matter for the selection committee to consider. The Indian team management on June 28, through administrative manager Girish Dongre, had requested for two openers as replacement, preferably Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal. But chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma, till a couple of days back, hadn't sent any formal reply to that mail as four openers are already in the UK. When asked about the contentious issue, Ganguly, while addressing reporters on his 49th birthday on Thursday, said: "That's selectors' call." Both Shaw and Padikkal are currently in Sri Lanka with Ind...
History of controversial selections: Abhimanyu Easwaran selection again pits alpha male captain against selectors | Cricket News – Times of India
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History of controversial selections: Abhimanyu Easwaran selection again pits alpha male captain against selectors | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The breakdown in communication between national selectors, led by chairman Chetan Sharma, and the team management comprising skipper Virat Kohli over Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran's contentious selection, is not the first such instance. And it is certainly not going to be the last in Indian cricket which is replete with incidents when alpha male captains have locked horns with the wise men of "authoritarian reputation". It's not a bad time to revisit a few selection conundrums that had gained legendary status over the years. In the late 1960s till early 70s, Bengal had a wicketkeeper of Parsi origin named Rusi Jeejebhoy, a handsome man born and brought up in Kolkata. He played 46 first-class games and ended with a "horrifying" batting average of 10.46. Even if one consider...
Hardik Pandya bowling in intra-squad game is good sign, feels Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India
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Hardik Pandya bowling in intra-squad game is good sign, feels Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Hardik Pandya bowling during an intra-squad game is a "good sign", feels dashing India batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who believes that the bowler and the team management would take a call on his workload during the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka from July 13. Pandya's bowling has been an issue since he underwent a back surgery in 2019 and since then has bowled sporadically, which has led to his non-selection in Test format. Yadav also said that not only in intra-squad game but the colourful Baroda all-rounder is also bowling in the nets. "He (Hardik) did bowl in the England series. During the IPL, he did not bowl. He bowled in the intra-squad game and he bowled in the nets. So, it is his and the team management's call on how they want to go about it, but yes, he is...
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,...
Choice should be between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul: Deep Dasgupta | Cricket News – Times of India
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Choice should be between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul: Deep Dasgupta | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta has said that if the situation arises where the team has to look at a replacement for the injured opener Shubman Gill ahead of the five-Test series against England, the choice should be between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. While the Indian cricket team in England is fretting over the fitness of Gill who is doubtful for the first Test that begins in Nottingham on August 4 and speculation is building on whether India will send a back-up, the Indian cricket board is yet to come out with an official statement on the status of the batsman's injury. As of now, the only information available is that Gill has a leg injury. There is no information on what the injury is and in which leg. Dasgupta, cricketer-turned commentator, said that Agarwal should...
Better team won in the conditions: Shastri on New Zealand’s WTC triumph | Cricket News – Times of India
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Better team won in the conditions: Shastri on New Zealand’s WTC triumph | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: Big things don't come easy, said India coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday as he acknowledged that New Zealand were the better team in the World Test Championship final that his side lost after an especially poor batting performance. New Zealand won the game by eight wickets to deny another major title to Virat Kohli's team. India are yet to win an ICC title under Kohli. India were bowled out for 217 and 170 during the WTC final, a decidedly below-par performance by the much-vaunted line-up. "Better team won in the conditions. Deserved winners after the longest wait for a World Title. Classic example of Big things don't come easy. Well played, New Zealand. Respect," wrote Shastri on Twitter a day after the final. Better team won in the conditions. Deserved winners after the long...
WTC final, Day 3: Kyle Jamieson’s five-for, Devon Conway’s fifty help New Zealand take control | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC final, Day 3: Kyle Jamieson’s five-for, Devon Conway’s fifty help New Zealand take control | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: India's batting superstars struggled to decode the "big riddle" called Kyle Jamieson while the bowlers found new batting sensation Devon Conway a difficult customer as New Zealand finished the third day of the World Test Championship final in a strong position. Jamieson's second five-wicket haul against India in three Tests had Virat Kohli's men all out for 217 in overcast conditions. In reply, New Zealand were 101 for two at stumps as Conway (54 off 152 balls) scored his third successive Test half-century before flicking one off Ishant Sharma to Mohammed Shami before the close of play. Jamieson decimated India with marvellous figures of 22-12-31-5 with generous help from the relentless Neil Wagner (15-5-40-2) and the crafty duo of Tim Southee (22-6-64-1) and Trent Boult (2...
WTC Final, Day 2: Fickle weather, steady India
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WTC Final, Day 2: Fickle weather, steady India

What’s the impact of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri on this Indian team? Their fans throw up the intangibles of attitude and ambition, even the neutrals would point out fitness, but interestingly the World Championship final threw up an interesting batting template: Like Kohli who did it on the advice of Shastri in 2018, nearly everyone stood well outside the crease, even moving further down the track, and tackled a good-quality New Zealand attack in helpful conditions impressively. In the past, especially before that epic series against Australia where the infamous 36 all-out forced them, some of the others have been understandably tentative to overhaul their batting approaches. Things have changed, since. It wasn’t just the 62 runs they added but the assuredness of Rohit Sh...
Format of WTC final can be changed in future: Southee | Cricket News – Times of India
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Format of WTC final can be changed in future: Southee | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: New Zealand pacer Tim Southee on Wednesday said changes can be made to the format of the World Test Championship final going ahead, instead of it being a one-off match. Earlier this month, India head coach Ravi Shastri said that the WTC final should be decided in a best-of-three match series, which he feels would have been a fitting finale after two and a half years of cricket. "At the start of the two-year cycle, we knew that it was going to be a one-off final. Maybe it's something they can look at going forward and then potentially make changes," Southee said during a virtual press conference. "It was made clear two years ago at the start of the cycle, what was required to win the championship. "It's been great to put context around the Test game, to have the two-year cyc...
Best-of-three WTC final not realistic, says ICC | Cricket News – Times of India
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Best-of-three WTC final not realistic, says ICC | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Deciding the World Test Championship (WTC) in a best-of-three final is not a realistic idea in a crowded calendar, the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. India and New Zealand will contest a one-off match in Southampton on Friday for test cricket's biggest honour, along with the Test Championship Mace and a winners' cheque of $1.6 million. India coach Ravi Shastri has said a best-of-three final would be an ideal way to determine the winner at the end of the WTC's two-year cycle. ICC acting CEO Geoff Allardice said that would be possible only "in a perfect world". "The reality of the international cricket schedule is that we're not going to have that month or so, blocking out a month or so for all the teams in the tournament for a final...," Allardic...
‘These quicks are dominating’: Kohli on Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj ahead of WTC Final | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘These quicks are dominating’: Kohli on Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj ahead of WTC Final | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): India skipper Virat Kohli has hailed the dominating performance of Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj in the nets and in the intra-squad game as the team gears up for the final of the World Test Championships at the Ageas Bowl. "These quicks are dominating every day," tweeted Kohli alongside a picture with Siraj and Ishant. These quicks are dominating everyday 👍🇮🇳 @mdsirajofficial @ImIshant https://t.co/anUrYhgaRu— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1623670940000The Indian side is currently playing an intra-squad game in Southampton. The Indian cricket team had landed in Southampton on June 3 and after that, every member of the touring contingent underwent three days of mandatory hard quarantine. At the Hampshire Bowl, the players were tested again before commencing a period of man...
Players audition for WTC final as Team India play intra-squad match in Southampton | Cricket News – Times of India
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Players audition for WTC final as Team India play intra-squad match in Southampton | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: With just seven days to go for the World Test Championship (WTC) final, Team India is leaving no stone unturned to gear up for the summit clash against New Zealand. India and New Zealand will lock horns in the final of the WTC at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18. As a part of their preparation, Team India is currently playing an intra-squad match to get into the groove ahead of the WTC final. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday shared pictures from the set-up in which players were seen toiling hard while playing the match. "Snapshots from the first session of our intra-squad match simulation here in Southampton," BCCI tweeted. 📸📸 Snapshots from the first session of our intra-squad match simulation here in Southampton.#TeamIndia https://t.co/...
‘Sun brings out smiles’: Virat Kohli after resuming training in Southampton | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Sun brings out smiles’: Virat Kohli after resuming training in Southampton | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: The Indian men's cricket team has hit the ground running ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, and skipper Virat Kohli is ecstatic with the sun being out at the Ageas Bowl. On Wednesday, Kohli shared a picture with teammates Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill and he captioned the post on Twitter as: "The sun brings out smiles." The sun brings out smiles 😃🌞 @RealShubmanGill @cheteshwar1 https://t.co/lD7u5oXvf2— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1623242338000The Indian cricket team had landed in Southampton on June 3 and after that, every member of the touring contingent underwent a three-day mandatory hard quarantine. At the Hampshire Bowl, the players were tested again before commencing a period of managed isolation. Regular tests will be conducted dur...
‘We didn’t want to see each other’: MSK Prasad recalls heated discussions with Kohli, Shastri
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‘We didn’t want to see each other’: MSK Prasad recalls heated discussions with Kohli, Shastri

India’s former chief selector MSK Prasad in a recent interaction revealed that he used to have arguments with skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri. Prasad has often been criticised for the decisions he took during his tenure which includes picking Vijay Shankar over Ambati Rayudu in World Cup 2019 squad to Yuvraj Singh’s ouster after Champions Trophy 2017. In an interaction with cricket.com, Prasad was asked, “There was a perception that you were too humble in front of someone like Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli. People can’t imagine how you could win arguments against such aggressive professionals?” Prasad did not reveal the details of the arguments but said that in the end the two sides acknowledged the points each other made. “You ask them what kind of arguments...