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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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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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MS Dhoni News: MS Dhoni confirms he will play IPL next year to bid farewell to CSK fans | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Iconic two-time World Cup winning India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said he will "definitely" play in the IPL next year as not doing so would be "unfair" to the city after which the Chennai Super Kings is named and which treats him like its own. With this, the 40-year-old Dhoni put to rest speculations around his participation in the lucrative league next season. "Definitely, I will play next year. It would be unfair not to say thank you to Chennai, to not play in Chennai. It won't be nice to the CSK fans," Dhoni said at the toss for CSK's final match of the ongoing season, against Rajasthan Royals. Y. E. S! 👏 👏𝗠𝗦 𝗗𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗶 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗕𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸! 💛 💛 Follow the match ▶️ https://t.co/ExR7mrzvFI#TATAIPL | #RRvCSK |… https://t.co/A0YP5VEZ3J— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1653054336000"W...
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IPL gives India more finishing options in Dinesh Karthik and Rahul Tewatia | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: IPL form can't be the sole criteria for a national call-up but Dinesh Karthik and Rahul Tewatia with their stellar shows as finishers for their respective franchises have certainly made a strong case for themselves in the coming months leading up to the T20 World Cup. The ICC event in Australia is still more than four months away but the selectors and team management will soon have to decide on their core group of players, starting with the five match home series against South Africa next month. The finisher's job is only gaining significance in the power-packed modern game and the Indian team is definitely in need of players who can go ballistic from ball one. In the absence of Hardik Pandya due to fitness issues, the Indian team management tried out Deepak Hooda and Venkate...
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IPL 2022: Chennai Super Kings unfollow Ravindra Jadeja on Instagram amid rumours of rift | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings for almost 10 years, was unfollowed by the franchise on their Instagram handle. Jadeja has also been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the IPL due to a bruised rib, which he suffered during the clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 4. "Ravindra Jadeja reported a bruised rib and was unavailable for Chennai Super Kings' game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. He was under observation and based on medical advice he has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season," said an official statement from CSK. The all-rounder's sudden departure and being unfollowed sparked rumours of a rift with the franchise. This has led to speculations on social media that Jadeja left the season abruptly becaus...
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IPL 2022, CSK vs MI: With Jadeja out, Mumbai Indians look to pack off Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

On the face of it, there's nothing much to this prestige fixture of the IPL. But Mumbai Indians, who are in the middle of their worst season in IPL, have one strong motivation - sending arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings packing. CSK, with four wins from 11 games, will be eliminated as it is if both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers (now on 14) reach 16 points. But given the nature of T20 cricket, there's no guarantee that both the teams will reach that mark and there is still a sense of hope among CSK fans that one team may make it to Play-offs with seven wins. CSK's predicament should give Rohit Sharma's boys the determination to give their best in this IPL Clasico and extinguish that flicker of hope of their bitter rivals. The fact that CSK will be without Ravindra Jadeja, who is n...
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Rift rumours culled, CSK CEO says Ravindra Jadeja released ‘on medical advice’

Chennai Super Kings have released Ravindra Jadeja, with the all-rounder heading back home. The franchise CEO Kasi Viswanathan told The Indian Express that this was done purely “on medical advice” after a rib injury ruled Jadeja out of the rest of the IPL. CSK, on eight points, still have three group league matches remaining in the tournament. On Wednesday, CSK’s Instagram handle reportedly unfollowed Jadeja, sparking rumours of a rift, that all is not well between the player and the franchise. Jadeja relinquished CSK captaincy mid-season after his team made a poor start to the tournament. Viswanathan, however, insisted that there was no fallout. “Social media, I absolutely do not follow anything. I have no knowledge of what is going on there. What I can tell you is that from the managem...
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Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of remainder of IPL 2022, goes home with rib injury | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior India and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Wednesday ruled out of the remainder of the IPL due to a rib injury, days after quitting the leadership role. "Ravindra Jadeja won't be playing CSK's next two games as he has suffered a rib cage injury. He has already gone home," CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told PTI. Jadeja apparently didn't play the match against Delhi Capitals due to an upper body injury, sustained during an earlier match against the RCB. Jadeja, who captained CSK in the first eight games, had a forgettable season as all he could manage was just 116 runs at an average of 20 in 10 games and only five wickets at an economy rate of 7.51. While the official reason being given for Jadeja's unavailability is injury, sources tracking developments...
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IPL 2022: Dinesh Karthik dares to dream, but will selectors oblige? | Cricket News – Times of India

Finisher's astounding form for RCB has led to calls for his inclusion in Team India's T20 World Cup squad for Australia later this yearJust a few months ago when India were playing a Test series in England, Dinesh Karthik was commentating for the official broadcasters. Following his success at the com box, when TOI asked him whether he would follow it up next season as well, Karthik said: "I will, if it doesn't interfere with my cricket. My dream is to still play for India." At that point, that dream seemed a little far-fetched. But following his exploits with the bat in this IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore, a spot in the T20 World Cup squad in Australia in October-November doesn't look like a distant dream anymore. Karthik has been in outstanding form in this IPL, batting at a stri...
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‘I’m not concerned’: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Ravindra Jadeja’s poor form | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is not too concerned about the form of Ravindra Jadeja but said going forward, the team will evaluate which position in the batting order best suits the star all-rounder. In the 10 matches this season, Jadeja has scored just 116 runs at an average of 19.33 in 10 games, while taking five wickets at an economy rate of 7.52. On Wednesday, Jadeja was dismissed for three as CSK went down by 13 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore, their seventh loss overall. "No, I am not concerned. The T20 game can be tough and when you are batting at No 5 or 6, you do not get a lot of time to get your rhythm or tempo," Fleming said during a virtual press conference. "We will look at it now and work out what the best order would be going forward. But, no I...
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MS Dhoni becomes first player to play 200 IPL matches for CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: When MS Dhoni walked out for the toss against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 match on Wednesday, he became the first cricketer to play 200 Indian Premier League matches for Chennai Super Kings. Overall, this is Dhoni's 230th match in the IPL as he played 30 games for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016 and 2017 when CSK were given two-year suspension due to betting scandal. Besides MS Dhoni, only Virat Kohli has featured in more than 200 matches for the same franchise. He has played 218 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore so far since the inception of the league in 2008. A special one for @msdhoni as he is all set to don the yellow jersey for the 200th time.#TATAIPL #RCBvCSK https://t.co/9Zmt77fm4w— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1651671940000MS Dhoni holds the record...
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IPL 2022: From Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma to MS Dhoni, how the retained players have performed so far

Team India had a forgettable ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign in UAE. The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) performances will play a pivotal role in who will be on the plane to have another crack at the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Australia. Many players who missed out on squad selection last year have put their hand up for Australia 2022. With the 15th edition of the IPL has come to its second leg, let’s take a look at how the retained players have fared for their respective teams in the ongoing season. Gujarat Titans Hardik Pandya of Gujarat Titans plays a shot. (IPL/ PTI) The Gujarat franchise picked three players – Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill before the IPL mega auction. Titan’s skipper Hardik Pandya has led with an example as he has mustered ...
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IPL 2022: Spoon-feeding doesn’t really help captain, says MS Dhoni after taking over captaincy from Ravindra Jadeja

MS Dhoni started his second stint as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper with a 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday. That's that from Match 46 of #TATAIPL.@ChennaiIPL win by 13 runs against #SRH. Scorecard – https://t.co/8IteJVPMqJ #SRHvCSK #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/TuCa1F2mKs — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 2022 A day before the match, Ravindra Jadeja has relinquished Chennai Super Kings captaincy, handing it back to MS Dhoni. Dhoni had given up the CSK captaincy before the start of this year’s IPL, with an eye to the future. “Spoon-feeding doesn’t really help captain, on the field you have to take those crucial decisions and you have to take responsibility for those decisions,” MS Dhoni said at the at the post-match presentation following the win over SRH. “Once yo...
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IPL 2022: Captaincy pressure was affecting Ravindra Jadeja’s game, says CSK skipper MS Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the pressure and demand of captaincy took a toll on Ravindra Jadeja and affected the all-rounder's mind, resulting in his below-par outing in Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) colours in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Jadeja was anointed as CSK skipper for the ongoing season after Dhoni decided to step aside, but the all-rounder failed to cope with the pressure and eventually gave up the job, forcing the franchise to fall back on their most trusted lieutenant. Back at the helm of affairs, Dhoni produced instant results as CSK notched up a 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad to keep themselves afloat in the tournament. "I think Jadeja knew last season he'd be captaining this year. For the first two games, I oversaw his work and let him be la...
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IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja quits CSK captaincy after dip in form; MS Dhoni back at helm | Cricket News – Times of India

Ravindra Jadeja’s dismal stint as Chennai Super Kings captain came to a halt a day before the team’s ninth game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The allrounder, who took over as CSK skipper, stepped down after discussions with MS Dhoni, coach Stephen Fleming and the management. CSK informed in a statement that Jadeja has relinquished his post and Dhoni will take over as the captain. One understands that Jadeja’s dip in form was a cause of concern for the management and it was decided that the allrounder should continue as a player. This season, Jadeja has managed only 112 runs so far at an average of 22.40, which is his lowest in the last few years. Even with the ball, he has only got five wickets so far and an economy-rate of 8.19 is way higher than his career IPL career IPL economy rate o...
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IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals wear special ‘SW23’ jersey in memory of Shane Warne | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Players of Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals on Saturday wore special jerseys to celebrate the life of their first captain and late Australian hero Shane Warne. Royals, who won the inaugural IPL title under Warne, came out with 'SW23' Warne's shirt number on their collars in the match against Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil Stadium. The spin legend's death from a suspected heart attack aged 52 on March 4 shocked the cricketing world, with Royals saying he "made us believe". Players from both teams stood in line with the umpires at the start of the game for a minute's applause to celebrate the illustrious career of Warne - the "first Royal" as the team call him. In memory of the first Royal 🙌#RR are dedicating this match to their first Captain - Shane Warne #TATAIPL |… h...
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MS Dhoni: Dhoni back as Chennai Super Kings skipper after Ravindra Jadeja relinquishes captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a surprising move, Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja has decided to relinquish captaincy and hand it over to MS Dhoni on Saturday. CSK lost six out of its eight matches so far in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. "Jadeja took this decision to focus and concentrate more on his game & has requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK," the IPL franchise said in a statement. 📢 Official announcement! Read More: 👇#WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 @msdhoni @imjadeja— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) 1651326086000"Dhoni has accepted to lead CSK in the larger interest & to allow Jadeja to focus on his game," the statement further read. Jadeja's game has also suffered due to the pressure that comes with leadership responsibility as he has scored only 112 runs and taken f...
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Dhoni took captaincy responsibility in the larger interest of CSK: Team official

Ravindra Jadeja has relinquished Chennai Super Kings captaincy, handing it back to MS Dhoni, the franchise has confirmed in a statement. According to a team official, the decision was taken after CSK’s last game in this IPL, against Punjab Kings, which the team lost by 11 runs. The four-time champions are languishing at eighth in the table, with just two wins from eight matches. CSK chief executive Kasi Viswanathan confirmed that this has been purely a cricketing decision, taken at a meeting attended by Jadeja, Dhoni and the team management (head coach Stephen Fleming). “This is a decision taken by the team management and Jaddu, a decision which we have now published in the press. Team officials didn’t have a say in this, only the team management. Jaddu expressed his desire to relinquis...
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PBKS vs CSK: We are not getting good starts in first 6 overs, says Ravindra Jadeja

Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja on Monday blamed his inept batting line-up for their poor result this IPL season, saying the inability to score runs in the first six overs was hurting the team. CSK slumped to their sixth loss in eight games after going down by 11 runs to Punjab Kings in an IPL thriller here. Chasing 188, CSK had a woeful start as they slipped to 40 for 3 in seven overs. “We are not getting good starts in the first six overs, that’s where we are lacking and hopefully we will come back stronger,” Jadeja said after the match. 💔#PBKSvCSK #WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/Dfa57nlDxN — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 25, 2022 Ambati Rayudu’s 39-ball 78 kept them in the hunt before they could manage 176 for 6 in 20 overs. “He (Rayudu) was batting br...
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IPL 2022: Aye, aye, captain! How the 10 skippers have fared so far this season | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: They say a captain is only as good as his or her team. But as the leader, it's up to the skipper to lead from the front. So how have the 10 captains of the 10 IPL teams been doing in season 15 so far in terms of their individual performances? Remember we have quite a few first time captains. While some of the captains of the 10 franchises have been outperforming on individual levels, and that has reflected in their teams' overall performances as well, there are a few skippers who have not lived up to their reputations and that has in turn played a role in the downfall of their sides, at least in the first half of the tournament. With the inclusion of two new franchises, the IPL this year has become more competitive than ever before and with each passing match, the race for a ...