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4th T20I: India eye series win against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

FORT LAUDERHILL: Shreyas Iyer's performance will be under intense scrutiny as India gear up for the back-to-back T20I games against West Indies, starting here on Saturday, with the twin objective of winning the series and also firming up squad for T20 World Cup. India are currently leading the five-match series 2-1 and nothing would be more satisfying than a couple of thumping wins in front of the USA's Indian diaspora, which is anticipating an enjoyable weekend cricket carnival. However in this current India set-up, if there is one man whose performance will be monitored more than anyone else, it has got to be Iyer. Deepak Hooda, who has used most of the opportunities handed to him, looks good to outwit Iyer at the moment as far as the big ticket T20 World Cup berth is concerned. With ...
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Suryakumar Yadav moves up to second spot in ICC T20 rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India batter Suryakumar Yadav has moved three spots up to the second position in the latest T20 rankings for batters. Suryakumar, who scored a 44-ball 76 in the third T20 International against the West Indies on Tuesday, moved within two rating points of top-ranked batter Babar Azam. The knock against the West Indies won Suryakumar the player of the match award. Suryakumar, who now has 816 rating points, leads the batting chart with 111 runs from three matches in the five-match series, which India lead 2-1. Meanwhile, South Africa batter Reeza Hendricks, who notched half-centuries in all three matches against England, has moved up 16 slots to 15th position. West Indies batter Brandon King (up 29 places to 27th), England's Jonny Bairstow (up 13 places to 31st) and South Africa's R...
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Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid ensured increased security and freedom for players: Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

BASSETERRE: India skipper Rohit Sharma wants the team to step away from what it had been doing for the past five-six years and has given the players security and freedom to express themselves, said star all-rounder Hardik Pandya. "Ro (Rohit Sharma) gives you a lot of flexibility and freedom which is his strength throughout his captaincy stint whenever I have played with him," Pandya said after India's seven-wicket win in the third T20I. "A lot of credit goes to him and Rahul Dravid the way they have got the team together and making sure a lot of positive mindset comes in and players are feeling secure; they are not looking over their shoulder; making sure they are getting ample chances; they are getting told as well if they are not playing, and that is something which is commendable." I...
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India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I Highlights: Suryakumar Yadav smashes 76 as India beat West Indies by 7 wickets to take 2-1 series lead | Cricket News – Times of India

BASSETERRE (ST KITTS & NEVIS): Suryakumar Yadav gave an exhibition of his incredible hitting skills with a superb 76 as India cantered to a seven-wicket win against the West Indies in the third T20 International here on Tuesday. India now lead the five-match series 2-1 with the cricket caravan moving to USA's Florida for the last two games of the series. Suryakumar Yadav's half-century helps India win the third T20I and take a 2-1 lead in the series 🙌🏻#WIvIND Scorec… https://t.co/GD6rPqK2UC— ICC (@ICC) 1659468870000While more than 147 had never been chased in a T20I at the Warner Park ground, Suryakumar decided to alter that script in a 44-ball knock as India made a short work of the 165-run target in 19 overs. As It HappenedShreyas Iyer (24 off 26 balls) was an ideal partner at the...
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Virat Kohli will remain in his original No.3 place in the team: Wasim Jaffer | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer feels that one could not write off a guy like talismanic batter Virat Kohli, who possesses an incredible strike rate and average in T20 cricket. Jaffer also believes that when Virat returns to his form, it will be even greater than what it was before he experienced the current dip. Kohli has been in a prolonged lean patch and hasn't scored an international century since November 2019. In the tour of England, Kohli couldn't score a half-century and is not a part of the ongoing white-ball trip to the Caribbean as well as for the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe. "Virat will remain in his original No. 3 place in the team. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma should open, and other players like Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, and Ishan Kishan can contribute ...
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2nd T20I: Buoyant India look to continue winning run against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

BASSETERRE: Rohit Sharma's buoyant India will look to continue the winning run and extend their domination over the West Indies when they clash in the second T20 International here on Monday. The visitors are coming off a comprehensive victory in the opener of the five-match series. What separated the two teams in the first match was not only its all-round performance but also smart captaincy by Rohit who fielded his three spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi. Another victory would only boost India's confidence further as they look to gain momentum ahead of the marquee T20 World Cup later this year. If it was Rishabh Pant who walked out an opener in the T20Is against England with Rohit, the first game against the West Indies saw Suryakumar Yadav filling that ro...
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India vs Zimbabwe: KL Rahul injured again, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar make comeback to ODI fold | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior opener KL Rahul has been left out of the India squad which will travel to Zimbabwe for an ODI series next month after aggravating his hamstring injury, a development which could potentially jeopardise his T20 World Cup chances. India will play 3 ODIs in Zimbabwe on August 18, 20 and 22. Off-spinner Washington Sundar, who has made a stellar start to his English county career with Lancashire is back in the squad along with seamer Deepak Chahar after successful completion of his rehabilitation following hamstring and back injuries. Chahar has not played competitive cricket for five months now and also missed the 2022 IPL season. "KL Rahul has recovered from COVID-19 but his hamstring injury seems to have resurfaced. He was supposed to be picked for Zimbabwe but now one ca...
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Why would Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Yuzevendra Chahal want the world to see their leg-pulling session?

Who would invite the world to a savage leg-pulling session with friends? Of all people, India’s top cricketers. The other day, those perpetually shielded by dark glasses, handlers, agents and equipped to the teeth to avert any attempt to invade their privacy opened the doors of their rooms to fans, and even others. They allowed anyone with an internet connection to be the fly on the wall when they dropped guard and spoke about anything and everything. On a non-match day, probably to ward off the boredom of a long tour, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Rohit Sharma connected on Insta Live. Having shared rooms, meals and experiences for years now, they took liberties, didn’t take offence and winked when cracking inside jokes. They were a riot. Pant and Surya would fo...
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India vs West Indies ODIs: A man-to-man comparison | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India arrived in Trinidad on Tuesday for the white-ball series against West Indies starting July 22. In the absence of some key seniors and white-ball regulars, India's young guns will have to step up to the plate against the flamboyant Windies, who are all set to lock horns with the Indian team in their own backyard in three ODIs and 5 T20 internationals. While the likes of Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will be missing the entire tour, the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh karthik and R Ashwin will be back only for the shortest format. But even in the absence of high-profile players, Team India will be a force to reckon with. The bench strength it possesses has been tested in the past and more often than not the...
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Jasprit Bumrah drops to 2nd in ICC ODI rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah dropped to second among bowlers while Hardik Pandya rose a whopping 13 places to eighth in the all-rounders' list after his strong show against England in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Wednesday. While India clinched a narrow 2-1 triumph in what was a thrilling ODI series, star pacer Bumrah was forced to miss the final match owing to back spasms, which cost him his top spot. New Zealand quick Trent Boult reclaimed the top spot with 704 rating points as against Bumrah's 703. A new No.1!A busy week in ODI cricket has led to a number of changes in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's Player Rankings.Details 👇— ICC (@ICC) 1658305857000Among other Indians, Yuzvendra Chahal, who picked seven wickets during the ODI series against England, jumped four s...
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Rishabh Pant turns Munna Bhaiya of web series ‘Mirzapur’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After smashing a match-winning ton in the third and final ODI against England, India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant showcased a completely different side of himself. Taking to Twitter, Pant posted a picture of himself, donning a dapper look with a gold chain, standing beside a chair and captioned it with a famous dialogue from the web series, Mirzapur. "Aur hum ek naya niyam add kar rahe hain, Mirzapur ki gaddi pe baithne wala kabhi bhi niyam badal sakta hai - Munna Bhaiya," tweeted Rishabh Pant. Aur hum ek naya niyam add kar rahe hain, Mirzapur ki gaddi pe baithne wala kabhi bhi niyam badal sakta hai – Munna… https://t.co/OEVmrRZ4dj— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1658227427000The tweet by Pant took the internet by storm as many fans got totally amazed after seeing such a q...
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If I had about 20 minutes with Virat Kohli, it might help: Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels he can help the out-of-form Virat Kohli regain touch by sorting his batting woes, especially his weakness outside off stump. Kohli is enduring a wretched run with the bat and has failed to score a century since November 2019. He could manage just 76 runs from six innings across formats on the England soil, which included the rescheduled fifth Test, two ODIs and as many T20s. "If I had about 20 minutes with him, I would be able to tell him the things he might have to do. It might help him, I am not saying it will help him but it could, particularly with regards to that off-stump line," Gavaskar told 'India Today'. "Having been an opening batter, having been troubled by that line, there are certain things that you try and do." Kohli's lean pat...
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Hardik Pandya’s journey: Reckless to priceless | Cricket News – Times of India

Improved fitness has helped Pandya bowl at sharp pace and new-found ability to mentor a precocious talent like Pant during a tricky chase adds to his CVThroughout the first few years of his international career, Hardik Pandya was unfairly compared to legendary allrounder Kapil Dev. However, even India's World Cup-winning captain would be proud of what Pandya achieved with the bat and ball to play a massive role in the magnificent five-wicket win over World Champions England in the final ODI at Old Trafford on Sunday. Realizing that he needed to step up as the fourth medium-pacer/fifth bowler after India lost their No 1 pacer Jasprit Bumrah to back spasms, Pandya, exploiting the bounce on the rock-hard surface, made the short ball his 'WMD', returning career-best figures of 7-3-24-4, wit...
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Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya heroics mask India’s batting frailties

With the gift of timing, Sourav Ganguly was quick to congratulate the Indian team after their 2-1 ODI series win against England. “Super performance in england ..not easy in their country ..2-2 test .win in T20 and one days..well done dravid ,rohit sharma,ravi shastri,virat kohli @bcci ..pant just special..so is pandu ..,” tweeted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president. About 10 days back, after the tourists had lost at Edgbaston and squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to win the Test series in England, a member of the erstwhile support staff responded with a folded hands emoji on WhatsApp to the observation that India probably would have won the fifth Test under Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri, after dominating the game for the first three days. As England bounced back...
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Bharat Army reshares an old Rishabh Pant chant video after his maiden ton

The 3rd ODI between England and India will forever be etched in the mind of Rishabh Pant after he scored his maiden ODI ton in Manchester. The left-hander, who scored an unbeaten 125, smashed five back to back boundaries in the 42nd over of the match, bowled by David Willey and finished the match off with another four in the next over. India ended up winning the match by 5 wickets and sealed the series 2-1. Bharat Army, who call themselves “Team India’s No.1 Global Supporter Group” shared an old video from 2019 of Pant ripping apart Australia with an unbeaten 159 in the Sydney Test while a chant was going on for the Indian batter. WE'VE GOT RISHABHHHHHH PAAAAAAANT 😍@RishabhPant17 #ENGvIND #BharatArmypic.twitter.com/ZiXaPW9f4M — The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) July 17, 2022 “I just do...
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India consolidate third spot in ICC ODI Rankings after winning series in England | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India have consolidated their third spot in the latest ICC ODI Team Rankings after the away series victory over England. Rishabh Pant's maiden ODI century and Hardik Pandya's all-round heroics fired India to an emphatic five-wicket win over England in the third ODI, helping the visitors seal the series 2-1. With a rating of 109 points, India are three rating points clear of Pakistan (106) in the list. New Zealand continue to reign supreme at the top of the table with 128 rating points, while England are second with 121. However, there may be a change in the charts in the coming weeks as sixth-placed South Africa, currently only seven rating points behind Pakistan, could rise to fourth if they can sweep their upcoming three-match series against England. India could stretch the...
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“Match toh finish kar, then enjoy” (Finish the game first!),” Hardik Pandya reveals what he told Rishabh Pant

Hardik Pandya was jabbering through the partnership. So was Rishabh Pant. At times, they would gesture at each other too. What were the two most exciting middle-order batsmen in world cricket talking about after India had lost four wickets in the chase? “I was just repeating the same thing and even told him that I am repeating it too much!” Hardik Pandya would tell at the end of a fabulous partnership that helped India seal the ODI series against England. What was it though? “Let’s have a partnership, take the match as close as possible, and finish the match.If you then want to enjoy (Pandya smiles), enjoy (“phir tujhe enjoy karna hai to kar le”). Match toh close kar! (Finish the match first!),” Pandya revealed. “And then he opened up (later on in the innings). Everyone knows when Ri...
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India vs England 2022: ‘Fearless, brilliant, fantastic’ – Jos Buttler in awe of Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Following his side's crushing five-wicket defeat against India in the third ODI, England's white-ball captain Jos Buttler was in awe of Rishabh Pant for his explosive century against the hosts, calling the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman 'fearless' and great to watch in all formats. A blistering 125 not out off 113 balls by Pant, followed by Hardik Pandya's 55-ball 71 while chasing 260 to win guided the visitors to a five-wicket victory in the series-deciding third ODI in Manchester on Sunday. "Rishabh is a fantastic player. What sets him apart from other players, I think, is his mentality. Rishabh is a fearless cricketer and a fantastic talent," said Buttler in the post-match press conference. "He's brilliant across all formats and great to watch. I think he gets great backing ...
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Watch: Rishabh Pant gifts champagne bottle to former coach Ravi Shastri

Rishabh Pant, who was named the Man-of-the-Match for his sublime 113-ball 125, gifted his champagne bottle to former India coach Ravi Shastri. In a video shared by a fan, it can be seen that Pant, after his post-match presentation, walked toward Shastri; the duo hugged and later, the Indian wicketkeeper-batter gifted his champagne bottle to India’s former coach. Hardik Pandya’s all-round brilliance and Rishabh Pant’s 125 not out off 113 balls carried India to a five-wicket win in the ODI series decider against England on Sunday. India won the series 2-1. India won the first ODI at the Oval by 10 wickets before England responded with a 100-run victory at Lord’s in the second match. A special innings from Pant. Congratulations to India on winning the series 👏 Scorecard/clips: https://t....
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India vs England 2022: Hardik Pandya proud to fill Jasprit Bumrah’s shoes as India win ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Hardik Pandya was glad to help fill the "very big shoes" of Jasprit Bumrah after starring with both bat and ball during India's series-clinching win over England. Back spasms meant strike bowler Bumrah was ruled out of Sunday's third and deciding one-day international at Old Trafford. But after replacement Mohammed Siraj rocked England with a double-wicket maiden in his first over, medium-pacer Hardik took an ODI best 4-24 as the hosts were dismissed for 259. Hardik, 28, followed up with a fine 71 and shared a decisive partnership of 133 in 19 overs with Rishabh Pant after India had collapsed to 72-4 in the face of another fine new-ball spell by Reece Topley. Victory, completed with more than seven overs to spare, gave India a 2-1 series success after they won the preceding ...