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India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane back in training session, chances of playing 1st Test increases | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane back in training session, chances of playing 1st Test increases | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: There is some good news in store for India's Test team, currently training in Durham as vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is showing signs of recovery from the hamstring niggle and has started practising ahead of the first Test against England starting in Nottingham from August 4. Rahane didn't play India's first-class game against Select County XI because of a "mild swelling around his left upper hamstring." He was administered an injection to reduce the swelling and the pain associated with the injury. It was learnt that Rahane has returned to practice on the day and apart from fielding and physical training sessions, he also had a proper net session at the Riverside Ground of Durham County. While Suryakumar Yadav is being flown in alongside Prithvi Shaw as a middle-order cover but ...
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...
Practice Match: KL Rahul ‘warms up’ with fine hundred but top-order fails to utilise game time | Cricket News – Times of India
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Practice Match: KL Rahul ‘warms up’ with fine hundred but top-order fails to utilise game time | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: KL Rahul gave a timely reminder to the Indian team management with a sublime first-class hundred against County Select XI on the opening day of the warm-up game on Tuesday. The Indian team, without its regular skipper Virat Kohli (back niggle) and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (hamstring injury), ended the day at 306 for 9 despite early hiccups, thanks to Rahul's 101 off 150 balls following which he was "retired out". His innings had 11 fours and a six. Ravindra Jadeja (75 off 146 balls) also played his part to perfection during the 127-run fifth wicket stand with Rahul after the top-order failed to make optimal use of proper game time. CENTURY @klrahul11 💯A brilliant innings 👏🇮🇳Live Stream ➡️ https://t.co/ZsCqJdCEX1#CountyXIvIndia @BCCI https://t.co/4Ffzd5wnEP— Durham Cricket (@Dur...
County Select XI vs Indians: Rohit and boys wear black armbands in Yashpal Sharma’s honour | Cricket News – Times of India
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County Select XI vs Indians: Rohit and boys wear black armbands in Yashpal Sharma’s honour | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM (UK): The Indian players wore black armbands on the opening day of their three-day warm-up game against Select County XI on Tuesday as a mark of respect for former India batsman and selector Yashpal Sharma, who passed away on July 13 after cardiac arrest. Taking to Twitter, BCCI wrote: "#TeamIndia are sporting black armbands to mourn the sad demise of former India cricketer Yashpal Sharma ji, who sadly passed away on 13th July after a cardiac arrest. Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc was his teammate in the 1983 World Cup winning squad." #TeamIndia are sporting black armbands to mourn the sad demise of former India cricketer Yashpal Sharma ji, who sad… https://t.co/5Yqd3K6FVN— BCCI (@BCCI) 1626775515000Indians won the toss and opted to bat against County XI in the three-day warm-up game...
Rishabh Pant still in isolation as all eyes on ‘opener’ Mayank Agarwal against County Select XI | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rishabh Pant still in isolation as all eyes on ‘opener’ Mayank Agarwal against County Select XI | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: Mayank Agarwal's fight to reclaim his place in Indian Test eleven starts on Tuesday when he walks out to open in a three-day game against 'County Select XI', starting on Tuesday as best friend KL Rahul gears up to keep wickets in Rishabh Pant's absence. The match has been accorded first-class status, a first for India in many years since Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over captaincy. The Jharkhand dasher believed that an "official match" robbed all players from getting some game time. However, the team management wanted a proper first-class game to get into the groove before the start of the Test series next month. According to BCCI sources, Pant, who had tested positive for Covid-19, has completed his stipulated 10-day isolation in an acquaintance's place in London and is "recoverin...
From Mumbai Indians blue to India blue for Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India
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From Mumbai Indians blue to India blue for Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

Mumbai Indians' relentless domination in the IPL - which has seen them clinch the championship five times -is now helping more players from their stable to break into the Indian team in different formats. On Sunday, the dynamic MI duo of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan made their ODI debut together in the first game of India's limited overs series against Sri Lanka, underlining their rise in the white-ball format. Of course, Covid restrictions forcing India to field two different teams in England and Sri Lanka also played a part in it. Ironically, just around four months back, both had made their T20 International debut together too, in the home series against England. Both had kicked off their international careers in style, smashing match-winning half-centuries. Having been made to ...
India vs England: Virat Kohli and boys get into the groove ahead of Test series | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: Virat Kohli and boys get into the groove ahead of Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM (UK): Ahead of the five-match Test series against England, Virat Kohli-led India is leaving no stone unturned to be prepared to the best of their ability for the high-voltage series. The official Twitter handle of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared snapshots from the training session on Saturday and it captioned the post as: "Snapshots from #TeamIndia's nets session here at the Durham County Cricket Club." Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul were seen having a hit in the nets while Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami had a session with the ball. Team India arrived in Durham on July 14 for the practice match which will be played behind closed doors. Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes will lead a 14-man squad wh...
Team India begins training in Durham for warm-up match against County Select XI | Cricket News – Times of India
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Team India begins training in Durham for warm-up match against County Select XI | Cricket News – Times of India

CHESTER-LE-STREET: Virat Kohli-led Indian team on Friday trained ahead of their three-day warm-up match against County Championship XI to prepare for the upcoming Test series against England in August. Team India arrived in Durham for the practice match which will be played behind closed doors. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday shared a picture from the team's warm-up session. 🇮🇳#TeamIndia https://t.co/8dOk8uYM7W— BCCI (@BCCI) 1626431599000Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes will lead a 14-man squad which also includes recent Test debutant James Bracey and Nottinghamshire opener Haseeb Hameed, who made his Test debut against India in 2016. "The squad was selected after consulting with the first-class counties on player availability and to provide some of the high-p...
WTC 2021-2023: India to host Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia; tour England, South Africa, Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC 2021-2023: India to host Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia; tour England, South Africa, Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India will once again not play Pakistan in the second cycle of World Test Championship with three away tours lined up in the next two years, starting with the England series next month. As per rule, each of the nine nations in the World Test Championship calendar play against six nations of their choice and in the 2021-2023 cycle, India will play Sri Lanka instead of West Indies, whom they played in 2017 during the inaugural edition. While the August 4 start of the five-Test series against England kicks off India's WTC campaign, they will also tour South Africa between December 2021 to January 2022 and an away series against Bangladesh in November 2022. The biggest series apart from England away Tests will be the marquee four Tests against Australia at home between September and ...
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...
Shreyas Iyer named for Mumbai’s fitness camp; Arjun Tendulkar also in | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shreyas Iyer named for Mumbai’s fitness camp; Arjun Tendulkar also in | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India batsman Shreyas Iyer, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, has been included in the list of 45 players announced by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for its fitness camp. The 26-year-old Iyer had sustained a shoulder injury during the ODI series against England in March earlier this year and was subsequently ruled out of the IPL, which was eventually suspended midway following multiple COVID-19 cases. The stylish right-handed top-order batsman had undergone a shoulder injury in April and has been recovering since then at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. Apart from Iyer, the Mumbai selectors led by former India speedster Salil Ankola have included India regulars like Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw for th...
Tokyo Olympics: India cricketers rally behind Olympic-bound athletes | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo Olympics: India cricketers rally behind Olympic-bound athletes | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The members of the Indian cricket team (both men and women) have gotten behind the country's Olympic-bound contingent and have urged the citizens to keep the morale of the athletes high. The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video on Saturday in which the likes of Mithali Raj, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jemimah Rodrigues, Ajinkya Rahane, Harleen Deol were seen saying "Cheer 4 India." The Indian cricket board captioned the post as: "The BCCI proudly joins the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri @narendramodi in extending our wholehearted support to the Team India Athletes @Tokyo2020. They have trained hard and are raring to go. Let us get together and #Cheer4India." The BCCI proudly joins the Honourable Prime Minister of I...
On this day in 2019: Dhoni donned Indian jersey for the last time | Cricket News – Times of India
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On this day in 2019: Dhoni donned Indian jersey for the last time | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It was on this day, two years ago, that New Zealand ended India's campaign in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup as they defeated the Men in Blue by 18 runs in the first semi-final at Old Trafford. Chasing a below-par target of 240 runs, India got off to a horrendous start as New Zealand rattled the top-order. Matt Henry had Rohit Sharma (1) caught behind while Virat Kohli (1) was trapped leg-before off Trent Boult's delivery. Henry returned and dismissed KL Rahul (1), who was also caught behind. Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik tried to settle in and played cautiously. However, New Zealand piled on the misery as Jimmy Neesham picked a brilliant catch in the gully to see Karthik (6) back to the pavilion. Pant found support in Hardik Pandya and the duo added 47 runs for the fifth ...
India vs England: No replacement for Shubman Gill, BCCI tells team | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: No replacement for Shubman Gill, BCCI tells team | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The BCCI will not be sending a replacement for the injured Shubman Gill to England and Team India will have to make do with the 23 available players for the series starting next month. BCCI sources confirmed the development and said that “When Prithvi Shaw was not considered in the pool of 24 players who travelled, why should it be any different now? As for Devdutt Padikkal, well, he’s a great talent but doesn’t deserve to be pushed to the wall like this. His time will come”. Meanwhile, it is learnt that the entire confusion caused in the backdrop of the email sent by the Indian team manager —asking for replacements in the squad — is for the chief national selector to answer. Chetan Sharma, who is believed to have received the letter on June 28, did not communicate with the BCCI...
Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal to continue playing in Lanka series | Cricket News – Times of India
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Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal to continue playing in Lanka series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI as of now is not sending either Prithvi Shaw or Devdutt Padikkal to England as a replacement for injured Shubman Gill, who is out of the tour with shin splints. The Indian team management on June 28 through its administrative manager Girish Dongre had requisitioned for two openers as replacement. However, chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma till a couple of days back didn't send any formal reply to that mail but the selection committee wasn't in a mood to send any replacements with four openers already in the UK. "Prithvi will be staying in Sri Lanka and complete the six match series till July 26. He has been selected and he should complete the commitments," a senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "Once the Sri Lanka series is over, possibilities co...
Virat Kohli retains 5th spot, KL Rahul climbs to 6th in ICC T20I rankings
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Virat Kohli retains 5th spot, KL Rahul climbs to 6th in ICC T20I rankings

Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained his fifth position while wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul gained one spot to be in sixth place in the latest ICC T20I rankings. With 762 points, Kohli is behind England’s David Malan (888 points), Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch (830), Pakistan captain Babar Azam (828) and New Zealand opener Devon Conway (774). Rahul, who has 743 points, and Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell have climbed a rung each to be placed sixth and seventh respectively. Rahul and Kohli are the only two Indians to feature in the top-10 among batsmen. No Indian features in the top-10 among bowlers and all-rounders in the latest T20I rankings. In the ODI rankings, Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma remained in the top five, occupying the second and third spot...
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...
Shikhar Dhawan needs to secure his T20 World Cup spot: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shikhar Dhawan needs to secure his T20 World Cup spot: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: He might have been appointed captain for the upcoming white ball series in Sri Lanka but senior opener Shikhar Dhawan, just like other rookies will also be auditioning for reserve opener's slot in the Indian T20 World Cup side, feels former Test legend VVS Laxman. While Dhawan has been a certainty in the 50-over format, he hasn't really been a regular feature in the T20 national sides but back-to-back IPL performances has brought him back in the reckoning to get a slot alongside KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. "Shikhar Dhawan will be very clear that he has to use this opportunity – especially keeping in mind the T20 World Cup, there is so much stiff competition," Laxman said on Star Sports show 'Game Plan'. "So, while he is excited being the captain of the Indian team - and anyone wi...
Team India wants Prithvi Shaw as opener in England | Cricket News – Times of India
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Team India wants Prithvi Shaw as opener in England | Cricket News – Times of India

Shubman Gill out for six to eight weeks due to shin splintsMUMBAI: Opener Shubman Gill will be taking a flight home, boarding with two shin splints - medial tibial stress syndrome - that are a result of stress-related workload. Gill did not get injured during any training session and TOI understands that the splint is merely a result of his off-field training workload, which can be very common among professional athletes. The nature of the splint continues to be under diagnosis but what is clear already is that Gill will have to stay out of cricket for at least six to eight weeks. That has opened a debate on who should replace him in England. Mayank Agarwal, who had a prolific run as an opener between 2018 and 2019, is part of the 24-member squad that travelled to England. Also availabl...
India vs England: India’s opening likely to be the weak link in England | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: India’s opening likely to be the weak link in England | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's opening batting lineup, thin on form and experience, includes an out-of-form Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, who hasn't played a Test since two years, and Abhimanyu Easwaran, whose inclusion as a standby opener has already raised eyebrows. Either Agarwal or Rahul will get to open with Rohit Sharma after Shubman Gill's availability for the first Test against England on August 4 became uncertain due to a leg injury. Sharma himself had failed to go beyond 30 runs in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. There were already questions on the depth of the bench when the squad was announced last month. And Gill's injury has made things worse. The right-handed Easwaran wasn't even among the top five run-getters for Bengal in Ranji Trophy in 2019-20, the last t...