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Rishabh Pant only Indian in ICC Test team of 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant's return to competitive cricket is uncertain due to his serious car crash he suffered two days before the new year but the Indian wicketkeeper's stellar performances in Test cricket steered him into the ICC Men's Test Team of the Year 2022.The 25-year-old Pant is also the only Indian to be picked in the team.Pant saw enormous success with the bat in 2022, amassing 680 runs from 12 innings at an average of 61.81 and a strike rate of 90.90. He had two centuries and four fifties in the year.He smashed 21 sixes in Tests in 2022 and was decent with the gloves, producing six stumpings and taking 23 catches.The ICC Men's Test Team of the Year 2022 is out 👀 Find out which players make the XI 📝 #ICCAwards— ICC (@ICC) 1674550899000England skipper Ben Stokes, who transforme...
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Ravindra Jadeja: ‘Once I am 100 per cent fit, I will work more on my skills’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ravindra Jadeja has been out of the action for close to six months and now the star India all-rounder gears up to make his return to competitive cricket when he leads Saurashtra in their final Ranji Trophy Group B league match against Tamil Nadu beginning in Chennai on Tuesday.The challenge lies ahead of Jadeja is to prove his match fitness that makes him eligible to play against Australia. He has been selected in the India squad for the first two Tests against Australia subject to fitness."I am feeling good to be back on the field. Very excited. Hopefully it will come good as a team and as an individual also," Jadeja told reporters."...See my first priority is to get on the field and be fit...100 per cent fit. Once I am 100 per cent fit, I will work more on my skills, whethe...
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Indian cricketers visit Ujjain’s Mahakaleswar temple, pray for Rishabh Pant’s speedy recovery | Cricket News – Times of India

UJJAIN: Ahead of the third and final One-Day International in Indore against New Zealand, the Indian cricket team as well as umpires and officials visited the renowned Mahakaleshwar Temple here on Monday morning and attended the 'Bhasma Aarti'.Among those who took part in the morning 'aarti' and offered 'jal' (water) to the deity were Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav and Surya Kumar Yadav, temple priest Ashish Guru told PTI.Ujjain Lok Sabha MP Anil Firozia felicitated them during the visit, he added."Later the team, comprising 25 persons, visited the residence of Mahanirvani Akhada's Mahant Shri Vineet Giriji Maharaj to seek blessings," Guru said.Star batter Suryakumar said that they prayed to Mahakal for the speedy recovery of their teammate Rishabh Pant. The wicketkeeper-batsman was i...
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‘We’d still love to have him around during IPL’: Ricky Ponting on Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has spoken his heart out on India batter Rishabh Pant, who met with a life-threatening accident in December last year, saying that they would want to have him around in the DC dugout in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) starting in March-April.Speaking on The ICC Review, Ponting said that he has been in touch with Pant during the 25-year-old's recovery.India wicket-keeper batter Pant was involved in a car crash on December 30 and suffered multiple serious injuries, however, he is making steady progress and is expected to make a return to the field eventually.The timeframe on Pant's return to cricket remains unclear, with his participation in this season's IPL not yet completely ruled out."If he's actually not physically fit enoug...
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Rishabh Pant likely to be discharged in two weeks, rehabilitation to start in two months | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ten days after the surgery on his knee, cricketer Rishabh Pant has been kept under observation by doctors to assess if the ligaments are healing naturally. TOI has learnt that Pant has had a major surgery on the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and minor repair on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while the doctors are hoping the rest of his injured ligaments will heal naturally."All the ligaments were injured. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a cause of concern. The doctors said that MCL surgery was absolutely necessary. Now, his PCL will be assessed in two weeks. Hopefully, it will not need any further surgery. As of now, he essentially has undergone just one major surgery," a BCCI source said.According to sources, Pant is likely to be discharged after two weeks. The...
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Grateful for support, good wishes, says Rishabh Pant as he recovers

Star Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant. File | Photo Credit: PTI Star Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant on Monday thanked all his fans and well-wishers for their support and good wishes as he continues to receive treatment after meeting with a car accident last year. Pant said that his surgery was a success and his "road to recovery" has begun. He also thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and government authorities for their "incredible support". "I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI, @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support," tweeted Pant. I am humbled ...
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KS Bharat is a tough cricketer, he should get a chance in the Test series against Australia: MSK Prasad | Cricket News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: It was in November 2019 that Andhra wicketkeeper Kona Srikar Bharat was first drafted into the India Test squad as a cover for Wriddhiman Saha for the second game against Bangladesh. In November 2021, Bharat took the field in the first Test against New Zealand as a replacement for the injured Saha and managed to take two catches and stumped Tom Latham (95) off Axar Patel.Three years since the first call, the Andhra batter is still looking to make his India debut. It is not that he fell out of the radar but a couple of factors, namely a phenomenon called Rishabh Pant, kept Bharat stranded on the bench during this period.Any other player could have lost his confidence after warming the bench for so long, but Bharat is made of sterner stuff. He just kept working on his game and ...
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‘My surgery was a success, ready for the challenges ahead’, tweets Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who suffered a horrific car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway on December 30, has released a statement about his well being and extended his gratitude to all who supported him during these testing times."I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI, @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support," Pant wrote on Twitter.From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors and the physios for your ki… https://t.co/Sh7IC3Y1KX— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1673875627000"From the bottom of my heart, I also would li...
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KL Rahul will play a big role for India in the 2023 ODI World Cup: Sheldon Cottrell | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It was the year 2013 when West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell was handed a Test debut against India during the first match of the two-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.After West Indies were bowled out for 234, thanks to a four-wicket burst by Mohammed Shami, India plundered 453 on the board and were in the driver's seat.Cottrell had a tough time with the ball as he claimed just one wicket in the match but became fans' favourite at the Eden Garnes for his military-style salute celebration. India went on to win the match by an innings and 51 runs.After claiming his only wicket in the match by dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara, as his maiden Test wicket, Cottrell was seen marching and saluting to celebrate the success. "It's a military-style salute. I'm a soldier by profess...
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Ishan Kishan is strong contender for Test spot in Rishabh Pant’s absence: Mohammad Azharuddin | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin believes Ishan Kishan would be a strong option as a wicket-keeper batter in the absence of Rishabh Pant for next month's four-match Test series against Australia.Ishan was handed a maiden call-up in India's Test squad for the Border-Gavaskar trophy beginning at Nagpur on February 9.Azhar, who is doing commentary in the International League T20 in UAE, said what happened to Pant is very unfortunate but Ishan's aggressive style of batting makes him a strong contender for the wicketkeeper-batter's slot.Pant was severely injured in a car accident in the last week of December while he was travelling from Delhi to Roorkee. He will be sidelined for most of the 2023 season as he recovers from multiple injuries."Ishan Kishan has been selected i...
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Ravindra Jadeja set to play Ranji game to prove fitness ahead of Australia series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: To prove his fitness for the upcoming Australia series, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is set to make his comeback to competitive cricket in a Ranji Trophy game for Saurashtra against Tamil Nadu, starting from January 24.Jadeja has been out of action since September last year, when he withdrew from the Asia Cup to undergo a knee surgery. He is currently doing rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).The 34-year-old has been picked in a 17-member squad for the first two Tests of the four-match series against Australia slated to begin in Nagpur from February 9. His selection to the national squad is subject to his fitness."It will be good if he plays for Saurashtra. Probably he will, but I don't have any further details," Saurashtra Cricket Association president Jaydev Sh...
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I like Ishan Kishan’s innovation and aggression: Andy Flower | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Who will keep wickets for India against mighty Australia in the coming Test series in the absence of regular gloveman Rishabh Pant? The BCCI on Friday came up with two options - KS Bharat and the young Ishan Kishan - when they announced the India squad for the first two Tests of the four-match Test series, beginning February 9. KS Bharat was an automatic choice in the absence of Pant who escaped a horrific high-speed car accident on December 30 last year. Ishan, who has been a tremendous limited-overs cricketer, got a nod from the selection committee and was handed a maiden call-up in the longest format of the game.The 24-year-old Ishan has played 10 ODIs and 24 T20Is for India so far. He recently became the seventh batsman in ODI history to hit a double century (vs Bangladesh) w...
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Ranji Trophy: Ignored Shorey shines again as Delhi grab lead against Andhra | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Dhruv Shorey is an anomaly in Delhi cricket. He has already amassed 787 runs in five Ranji Trophy matches this season even as the team is reeling at the bottom of the table. Batting with fever on Friday, his 185 runs, along with Himmat Singh's 104, helped Delhi overhaul Andhra's first-innings score of 459/9 and bag three points at the Ferozeshah Kotla. This is the first time in the season that Delhi have managed to take a first-innings lead.Shorey is an interesting case study. He averages 56 over eight seasons of Ranji Trophy. Perhaps one of the most aesthetically correct batters in the country, Shorey has played defining knocks time and again, including hundreds in Ranji semis and final. Yet, he has never been considered even for India ‘A'. He is the only heavy-scoring batte...
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‘Team India will miss Rishabh Pant in Test series vs Australia’ | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India's star wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant miraculously escaped a horrific high-speed car accident, that happened on December 30 last year, and his absence from competitive cricket could be a prolonged one. Pant, who was driving from Delhi to Roorkee to surprise his family members in the wee hours of December 30 and suffered multiple injuries after his car hit the divider and caught fire, is likely to remain out of action for at least six months. During this period, India will play against New Zealand and Australia. India are scheduled to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is against New Zealand and 4 Tests and 3 ODIs against Australia. Pant, who represents Delhi Capitals in the IPL, will miss the 2023 edition as well. Former Australia batsman Tom Moody, who is the Director of Cricket of th...
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Always considered myself as 100 percent keeper, who can open batting if need be, says KS Bharat | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In line to make his Test debut against Australia next month, wicketkeeper batter KS Bharat is ready to fill in the shoes of the injured Rishabh Pant and be a marauder like him too if the situation demands.Pant has been a proven match-winner in Tests, who has changed the complexion of games from a hopeless situation. Most recently, his counter attacking efforts served India well in Bangladesh.India will surely miss the x-factor of Pant in the four Tests against Australia but the southpaw suffering an unfortunate accident last month has thrown an opportunity for Bharat, who has had to sit on the sidelines since being part of the national set-up.The modern game demands the keeper to be an able batter and Bharat backs himself to excel in both the departments."I have always consid...
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Inconsistent KL Rahul under pressure as Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson wait in the wings | Cricket News – Times of India

In Pant's absence, 'keeper's slot is wide openKOLKATA: Rishabh Pant's unfortunate accident has thrown open some new possibilities for Team India heading into the 50-over World Cup later this year. While the Delhi wicketkeeper-batter is expected to make a comeback ahead of the mega event, the India team management will be keeping options open.While skipper Rohit Sharma preferred to give Shubman Gill "a fair run" in the ODIs, many questioned the logic behind dropping an in-form Ishan Kishan, who hit a double hundred against Bangladesh last month. Although Gill grabbed his opportunity with both hands by hitting a classy 70 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, the youngster cannot take his place for granted with Kishan waiting in the wings.But the fight between the two youngsters ...
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Rishabh Pant to miss IPL after car crash: Sourav Ganguly

Rishabh Pant to miss IPL after car crash. File | Photo Credit: PTI India's Rishabh Pant will miss the cash-rich Indian Premier League because of his injuries in a road accident last month, former national cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly has confirmed.The India star suffered multiple injuries when he crashed his Mercedes SUV north of New Delhi before dawn on December 30. The car burst into flames and he was rescued by a bus driver and conductor.Pant is captain of the Delhi Capitals side in the annual two-month tournament, which is due to begin in late March or April with some of the biggest international stars of the game."Rishabh Pant will not be available for the IPL," Ganguly, who is due to join Delhi Capitals as director of cricket, was quoted as saying by broadcaster Sports Toda...
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Rishabh Pant undergoes knee surgery | Cricket News – Times of India

ACL, MCL tears operated on; ODI World Cup is new return target for ’keeperNEW DELHI: India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant underwent surgery on his knee on Friday evening, a week after surviving a car accident on a highway in Uttarakhand. TOI has learnt that the 25-year-old suffered two tears on his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL). The ACL crosses in the middle of the knee and connects the thighbone to the shinbone and helps stabilize the knee joint. The MCL runs from the inside surface of the upper shin bone to the inner surface of the bottom thigh bone. Pant was operated on by Indian cricket board’s (BCCI) Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. His progress and rehab will be monitored by Pardiwala. While airlifting hi...
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Rishabh Pant undergoes successful knee surgery for a ligament tear | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's star wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has successfully undergone knee surgery at a Mumbai hospital for the ligament injury he suffered a high-speed car accident on December 30.Pant survived the horrific crash with multiple injuries and was air-lifted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute from Dehradun's Max Hospital earlier this week. "Rishabh Pant has successfully undergone a knee ligament surgery on Friday. He will be under observation. Further course of action and rehabilitation will be advised by Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala and followed by the BCCI sports science and medicine team," a BCCI source told PTI.Rishabh Pant airlifted to Mumbai, set to undergo surgery, says BCCIPant, who has played 33 Tests, 30 ODIs, and 66 T20Is for Ind...
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Pant undergoes knee surgery for ligament tear

An ambulance with cricketer Rishabh Pant leaves the airport for a hospital after he was shifted from Dehradun for treatment, in Mumbai on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. File | Photo Credit: PTI Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who miraculously escaped a horrific car accident last week, has successfully undergone a knee surgery at a Mumbai hospital, according to the BCCI sources. "Rishabh Pant has successfully undergone a knee ligament surgery on Friday. He will be under observation. Further course of action and rehabilitation will be advised by Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala and followed by the BCCI sports science and medicine team," a BCCI source told PTI. The surgery took place at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Andheri West under the supervision of Dr. Pardiwala, the head of...