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Ashwin returns to snap two wickets, Gill hits 62 on final day of warm-up match | Cricket News – Times of India

LEICESTER: Opener Shubman Gill struck a sublime fifty while Ravichandran Ashwin snapped two wickets after making his first appearance in the game following his recovery from a COVID-19 infection as India's warm-up match against Leicestershire ended in a draw on Sunday. As many as five Indians turned up for both the teams during the four-day practice match as the visitors looked to put final touch to their preparation for the rescheduled fifth Test against England starting in Birmingham on July 1. It was a much-needed outing for Ashwin, who had travelled to England late after testing positive for the virus. He looked in good touch as he bowled 11 overs and took two wickets, conceding 31 runs. 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐧 🤝Both sides shake hands to end a fantastic four days of cricket here at Uptonsteel C...
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Covid could hit India’s preparations for England Test | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: India's preparations for the rescheduled Test against England at Birmingham from July 1-5 have been hit as some of their players have been struck by Covid. While senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has not travelled to the United Kingdom along with his teammates after testing positive for the virus, TOI has learnt that former India captain Virat Kohli too was struck by Covid-19 after the team landed in London last week. "Yes, Virat too was hit by Covid after returning from holidaying in Maldives, but he's recovered now," a source told this paper. A few enthusiastic fans have put their selfies with Kohli in Leicester on Monday. "This now means that India's tour game against Leicestershire from June 24 won't be as intense as coach Rahul Dravid wanted it to be, since the medi...
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Ashwin missed plane to England after testing positive for COVID-19: BCCI source

Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has not travelled to the United Kingdom along with his team mates for the one-off ‘fifth Test’ after testing positive for COVID-19, a BCCI source told PTI on Monday. Ashwin is currently in quarantine and will only join the squad after meeting all protocols requirements. The Indian team had left for UK on June 16. “Ashwin hasn’t travelled with the squad to UK as he has tested positive for Covid 19 before departure. But we are hopeful that he will recover well in time before the Test match starts on July 1,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. “However he might miss the practice game against Leicestershire,” the source added. The rest of the squad is already in Leicester and started training under supervision of bowling coach Paras Mha...
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ICC Rankings: Ishan Kishan enters top-10, jumps 68 spots to be placed seventh

India opener Ishan Kishan climbed up 68 places to grab the seventh spot among batters, while the bowling duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal also made gains in the latest ICC T20 rankings released on Wednesday. Kishan,who has been one of India’s consistent performers in the ongoing T20I home series against South Africa, aggregating 164 runs in three matches including two half-centuries, has made a massive jump to enter the top 10 among T20 batters. The 23-year-old is the lone Indian batter in the top 10 with KL Rahul occupying the 14 spot.Skipper Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer have dropped a place each to 16th and 17th spots respectively, while Virat Kohli has slid two places to 21st. Among bowlers, Bhuvneshwar is up seven places to 11th while leg-spinner Chahal has climbed up ...
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Purpose of playing club cricket was to shift from T20 to red-ball mode: R Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: R Ashwin turned up for his club team days after a gruelling IPL season and the star India spinner says he did that to get into the red ball cricket mode ahead of the rescheduled fifth Test in England beginning July 1. The Indian Test team is likely to depart for England on June 15. It will play a warm up game Leicestershire before the Test at Edgbaston. Ashwin chose to turn out for his club side MRC 'A' in the TNCA First Division semifinal and final just days after being part of the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL final. "The purpose of playing these games (First Division) is to shift from 20 overs to this (red-ball) format...All these things are workload management. As you grow older, you play more and play smarter. "I am trying to do that. I am enjoying my game. I just want to go...
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Ashwin bats for more conversation on racism, Rahane recalls Siraj incident at SCG | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Premier Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has endorsed the idea of having more conversation on racism whether it's in the sports field or in the world in general and also feels that better parenting and awareness about the subject can bring the change. There have been several instances in the past where cricket, which is called a gentleman's game, has been rocked by racist slurs and comments that have brought the sport to disrepute. Many have been punished for their offences as well but it keeps taking place from time to time. "I think we should all have the conversation as a world, it's not just cricket or any other sports. I don't think it has anything to do with a particular section of people in any particular country. Everywhere people do believe that they belong to ...
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I am past the phase of assessing my performance after every game: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ravichandran Ashwin, one of the sharpest thinkers in world cricket, feels that he has reached a stage in his career where he is not bothered about assessment of his own performance after every game. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on a lot of people, the wily off-spinner feels, that the last two years have been kind to him with continued success in Tests at home and a productive tour of Australia, where India made history by winning back to back series. The 35-year-old, who has taken 442 wickets in 86 Tests, also made a white-ball comeback after four years and featured in last year's T20 World Cup in the UAE. However, he has been rested from the T20 home series against South Africa later this month and will link up with the squad in the UK for the 'fifth' Test of th...
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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 2022 Qualifier 2, RCB vs RR: Key Players | Cricket News – Times of India

A look at the key players ahead of the Qualifier 2 match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore: RAJASTHAN ROYALSJos Buttler: His form had gone on vacation but arrived just back in time in Qualifier 1 vs Titans, although in a losing cause. How he negotiates the Powerplay and guides his sometimes-impetuous opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal will go a long way in dictating the pattern of play. Yuzvendra Chahal: A chance to knock out the franchise for which he did a lot and yet was not retained? Expect the Purple Cap holder to have more fizz in his deliveries come Friday. He has a great match-up against the feared Glenn Maxwell and the Royals will once again rely on their middle-overs banker to keep things quiet. Devdutt Padikkal: The demotion to No. 4 has worked well for t...
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IPL 2022: You’ve got to swallow your ego sometimes and hang in there, says Jos Buttler on jittery start against Gujarat Titans | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler had no qualms in admitting that he struggled to get going initially against Gujarat Titans in the first qualifier, saying sometimes you have to "swallow your ego" and hang in there without panicking. This season's Orange Cap holder Buttler, who now has 718 runs in 15 games, initially failed to time the ball and was 39 off his first 38 balls. But the opener shifted gears in style and smacked another 50 off his next 18 deliveries faced to lift RR's total to a challenging 188/6. "I was determined to hang in there. It was a big game for us and we wanted to make sure to put a big score," Buttler said at the post-match press conference after RR's seven-wicket loss to GT on Tuesday. "Sometimes you got to swallow your ego, if you are finding it hard,...
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GT vs RR: Miller launches Gujarat to final, Saha falls for Eden temptation & Sublime Samson hits “ramani” shot

It’s a story that his father Andrew has often told about David Miller. How he knew when David was just two years old that he would one day play for South Africa. Andrew had bought a golf set and rolled a plastic ball towards his kid. The kid whacked it back. The father rolled it again. Whack again. Andrew turns to his wife and proclaims David would one day play for the country. When South Africa didn’t pick him for the 2011 world cup, a dejected Miller would be revived by the trust IPL franchises showed on him. First it was Kings XI Punjab, and these days its Gujarat Lions. This season he has been explosive, and in the play off, needing 16 runs in the last over, he smashed Prasidh Krishna for 3 consecutive sixes off the first three balls to seal the deal. An emotional captain Hardik Pa...
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The day I lose my passion for experimentation, I will be done with game: Ravichandran Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says he has "found a purpose in life", which is pushing the experimental boundaries without worrying much about the criticism that comes your way when you choose an uncharted terrain. Ashwin is relishing one his "happiest IPL seasons" even as his 11 wickets and 183 runs won't exactly describe the kind of impact he has made on Rajasthan Royals' campaign. Ashwin, the T20 batter has been as much a revelation as Ashwin, the bowler, who bamboozled the dangerous Andre Russell with a gem that can easily be counted as one of the best deliveries this season. In conversation with a cricketer-scientist-legend. 💗Now playing: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘢𝘷𝘪 𝘈𝘴𝘩𝘸𝘪𝘯 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 📹#RoyalsFamily |… https://t.co/OIaQDTfFQ8— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 1653366600000"This is on...
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IPL 2022: Ashwin finds relief at ‘plateaued’ Rajasthan Royals in one of his ‘happiest’ seasons | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Rajasthan Royals' (RR) Ravichandran Ashwin opens up about the pressures and the constant sword hanging over the heads of non-performers in the Indian Premier League (IPL), while adding that the "very plateaued inner atmosphere" inside his team's dressing room has helped him take his game to a different level this season. The India cricketer -- who has played for several IPL franchises, with his longest stint being with the Chennai Super Kings and shorter ones with the Rising Pune Supergiants, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals -- was bought by RR in the mega auction, and along with Yuzvendra Chahal, forged a potent spin combination, taking the 2008 IPL champions into the playoffs. Ashwin's team, which finished second after the league stage, will take on newcomers Gujarat Titans...
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IPL 2022 Qualifier 1, Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals: Key Players | Cricket News – Times of India

A look at the key players for the IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals: Gujarat TitansMohammed Shami: Gets big wickets in the powerplay. 11 of his 18 wickets have come in the first six overs. Rashid Khan: After a quiet start, the Afghan leggie, has hit peak form, stifling batsmen and striking. His 18 wickets at an economy rate of 6.94 makes him the most economical spinner in this year's league so far. Hardik Pandya: Top run-scorer for his team with 413 runs at 41.30. He has been both an enforcer and an accumulator apart from being an inspirational leader. Rajasthan RoyalsYuzvendra Chahal: 26 wickets at an economy of 7.67. Can bowl in the middle, can strike in the death overs (has picked 14 wickets from overs 16-20). Jos Buttler: His form may have desert...
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Disappointed with last few games, taking confidence from earlier knocks ahead of play-offs: Buttler

Star Rajasthan Royals batter Jos Buttler is “disappointed” with his form in the last few games but said he is taking a lot of confidence from the big knocks that he had played early in the tournament going into the IPL play-offs. The English wicketkeeper-batter has accumulated 629 runs at a strike rate of 147, including three hundreds and three fifties, this season but has slowed down in the business end of the tournament with single digit scores — 2, 2, 7 — in his last-three outings. “I’ve obviously been delighted with my form in the IPL, but a bit disappointed with the last few games,” said the 31-year-old Buttler ahead of RR’s first qualifier against Gujarat Titans at the Edens Gardens on Tuesday. “The first half (of the tournament) I was playing some of the best cricket I’ve ever pl...
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Jos Buttler: Disappointed with last few games, taking confidence from earlier knocks ahead of play-offs, says Jos Buttler | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Star Rajasthan Royals batter Jos Buttler is "disappointed" with his form in the last few games but said he is taking a lot of confidence from the big knocks that he had played early in the tournament going into the IPL play-offs. The English wicketkeeper-batter has accumulated 629 runs at a strike rate of 147, including three hundreds and three fifties, this season but has slowed down in the business end of the tournament with single digit scores -- 2, 2, 7 -- in his last-three outings. "I've obviously been delighted with my form in the IPL, but a bit disappointed with the last few games," said the 31-year-old Buttler ahead of RR's first qualifier against Gujarat Titans at the Edens Gardens on Tuesday. "The first half (of the tournament) I was playing some of the best cricket I...
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In-form Cheteshwar Pujara back in India squad for England Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara's red-hot form for Sussex earned him a place in the India squad on Sunday for the one-off Test against England in July. India were 2-1 ahead when the final Test at Old Trafford in September was cancelled following Covid-19 cases in their camp. Edgbaston will host the match from July 1. Pujara, dropped after India's tour of South Africa this year, was picked in the 17-member squad after his four 100-plus scores, including two double hundreds, in five county championship division two matches. 🚨 NEWS 🚨: India’s squad for @Paytm T20I series against South Africa and squad for 5th Test against England announce… https://t.co/9zPOeeeUTQ— BCCI (@BCCI) 1653222611000All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the final Indian Premier League matches with a rib injur...
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IPL 2022: ‘Feels like a million dollars’ – Ashwin after taking Rajasthan Royals to playoffs | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Having helped Rajasthan Royals (RR) to a five-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday with superb all-round performance, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was elated to get the chance to bat and make a 'double' contribution in the team's victory. Ashwin claimed 1/28 with the ball as he helped RR claw their way back into the game after CSK had blasted 75/1 in powerplay, thanks mainly to Moeen Ali, who smashed a 19-ball half-century. Ashwin then came back to contribute with the bat as well, scoring crucial unbeaten 40 runs off 23 balls as Rajasthan successfully chased 151 to secure a place in the playoffs. "Feels like a million dollars. It was a special day for us. Finishing with a win and getting two bites of the cherry was importan...
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IPL 2022, RR vs CSK: Ashwin’s all-round show seals top-two finish for Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

Ashwin's unbeaten 23-ball 40 takes Royals home, ensures top-two finishRajasthan Royals entered the game against Chennai Super Kings with clear intent to snatch away the second berth from Lucknow Super Giants. But CSK made it tough from them, almost choking them before Ravichandran Ashwin's experience and calm nerves ensured Royals a five-wicket win at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEChasing 151, Royals began in a chancy fashion and lost Jos Buttler early, but opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 off 43 balls) played the perfect anchor before Ashwin struck a fluent, unbeaten 40 off 23 balls to take the team home. Again, it was collective potential and zeal that proved too strong for CSK. Sanju Samson's Royals will now face Gujarat Titans in Qual...
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IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Ashwin stars with bat as RR beat CSK to finish second in standings | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Ravichandran Ashwin, once again, proved his utility with the bat when his team needed it the most as Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets to finish the IPL league phase in Top-2 here on Friday. Ashwin remained unbeaten on 40 off 23 balls as RR completed the chase of 151 with two balls to go, grabbing the second place to set up a blockbuster clash with Gujarat Titans in the first play-off next Tuesday. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableMoeen Ali top-scored for CSK with a 57-ball 93 before RR staged a remarkable comeback to restrict the yellow brigade to 150 for six in the allotted 20 overs. Young Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 off 44 balls) got RR off to a brisk start with back-to-back boundaries off Mukesh Choudhary in the innings' first over. In fact, by t...