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Watch: Washington Sundar’s one-handed blinder in his follow through | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The first T20I between India and New Zealand witnessed a sensational effort from bowler Washington Sundar that left the crowds and players stunned in Ranchi on Friday.New Zealand got off to a rollicking start courtesy Finn Allen and Devon Conway's quick-fire 43-run stand. The right-arm off spinner Sundar stepped up when chips were down for India as he struck twice in his second over.WHAT. A. CATCH 🔥🔥@Sundarwashi5 dives to his right and takes a stunning catch off his own bowling 😎#TeamIndia |… https://t.co/SzhJeexd9A— BCCI (@BCCI) 1674828606000Sundar first dismissed Allen for 35 and then what followed next surprised everyone on the field. Sundar plucked a one-handed stunner to send Mark Chapman back to the pavilion for a duck.Chapman seemed to have taken aback with a slower on...
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Coaches wrongfully taking credit for success of players is bad practice: Gurcharan Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Padma Shri awardee Gurcharan Singh has said many coaches taking credit for the success of athletes only because they trained at their academies is a wrong practice.The 87-year-old veteran cricket coach, who has produced more than a dozen internationally-acclaimed players including Kirti Azad, Ajay Jadeja and Maninder Singh among others, added that Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are "once in a generation" players.The octogenarian was conferred the Padma Shri this year for his contribution to Indian cricket and became only the second cricket coach after Desh Prem Azad to have received the prestigious award."In cricket coaching, a coach needs to keep his fundamentals right. If athletes just attend the training and simple practice sessions, various...
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India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Young guns have chance to fire and shine | Cricket News – Times of India

Twenty20 series vs Kiwis begins todayRANCHI: A three-match T20 International series ahead of Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the big-ticket ICC event, the 50-over World Cup later in the year, feels much like a shy person going to a rave party – without much to look forward to.However, there are many fringe or second-choice players who demand longer ropes and are knocking at the door to come into the first team on a more regular basis.For these players, the absence of the king-size regulars — like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel — is probably the biggest opportunity for the fringe players to grab the selectors' as well as team management's notice.So, when India take on the Kiwis in the series opener hereon Friday, it will be one of the last t...
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Finn Allen experiment is failing; look at the way Rohit Sharma plays: Former Kiwi opener Cumming | Cricket News – Times of India

AUCKLAND: Former New Zealand cricketer Craig Cumming is unhappy with head coach Gary Stead's persistence with opener Finn Allen, who failed with the bat in the recently-concluded three-match ODI series against India.The hosts whitewashed the Kiwis 3-0 with Allen, 23, scoring two consecutive ducks and a 40, raising doubts about his selection in the New Zealand side with the ODI World Cup in India less than nine months away.The cricketer had made his 50-over debut last year with a few impressive scores against Ireland and the West Indies but has quickly gone into a downward spiral."I'm concerned about the style of cricketers we're trying to produce. I want to produce Devon Conways, I want to produce Kane Williamsons; the guys that have got craft and can bat and they've got more than one (...
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India brace for T20 appetiser against New Zealand ahead of marquee Australia Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

RANCHI: India are set for a T20 appetiser ahead of their marquee Test series against Australia when they face the touring New Zealand in a three-match series beginning here on Friday.With less than two weeks left for the Border Gavaskar Trophy matches against Australia that will determine India's World Test Championship Final fate, a T20 series in the midst of a packed ODI calendar ahead of the 50-over World Cup may seem purposeless.As a result, Hardik Pandya, who led a 2-1 series win over Sri Lanka earlier this month, is back leading the T20 side with some regulars and fringe players in the squad.Hello Ranchi 👋We are here for the #INDvNZ T20I series opener 👏 👏#TeamIndia | @mastercardindia https://t.co/iJ4uSi8Syv— BCCI (@BCCI) 1674657494000While skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rah...
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Mohammed Siraj becomes world number one ODI bowler | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India pacer Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday became number one in the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers, a testament to his rapid rise in international cricket.Siraj went past New Zealand's Trent Boult and Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood to become the top-ranked ODI bowler for the very first time.Not only has Siraj's form over the last 12 months been imperious, but his effort in the ODI series at home earlier this month against Sri Lanka and New Zealand has shown just how much the right-armer has improved in recent times.India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey challenged Siraj to work on certain aspects of his game last year and the extra training the energetic quick has put in has paid off.Siraj took nine wickets against Sri Lanka to be the leading wicket-taker for the three-game series and ba...
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Devon Conway happy to have developed spin game ahead of ODI World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: Opener Devon Conway is delighted to have added the sweep and reverse sweep to his repertoire on New Zealand's ongoing tour of the sub-continent with the ODI World Cup scheduled in India later this year.New Zealand are having a bittersweet tour of the sub-continent. Having won the ODI series in Pakistan, the Black Caps slumped to a 0-3 loss in the 50-over fixtures in India.Conway scored two Test centuries in the drawn series against Pakistan, followed by a 138 in the third ODI against India as he successfully negotiated spinners of both countries."I'm certainly pretty happy with how things have gone, personally, over the last month-and-a-half," Conway said at the post-match press conference."There's been a lot of learning for me, how to attack spin in the subcontinent. I've had t...
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‘Mature’ Shubman Gill understands his batting, says Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's new ODI opener Shubman Gill has impressed skipper Rohit Sharma by his understanding of batting in one-day cricket. Young Gill has grabbed the opportunity to open with his skipper with both hands and almost nailed down his slot for the upcoming ODI World Cup later in the year. Gill scored a record 360 runs at an impressive average of 180 in the just concluded three-match ODI series against New Zealand, which included two centuries."He understands his batting, he paces his innings well. That is what you want in one-day cricket. You want to go big, you want to go deep in your innings. He has shown that. He has got big hundreds," Rohit told reporters after their 90-run victory in the third ODI in Indore.1/9Top 5 - The Best of Rohit Sharma & Shubman Gill's opening stan...
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Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill: India revel in new opening pair | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: The only complaint that you can have with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, who represent the bright present and future of Indian cricket, after the third ODI against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium on Tuesday is that they couldn't carry on after their sparkling centuries.However, the duo again enhanced their growing reputation as perhaps the most formidable opening combination in ODIs at the moment, something which augurs well for India as they build up towards the ODI World Cup on Indian soil later this year.1/9Top 5 - The Best of Rohit Sharma & Shubman Gill's opening standsShow CaptionsHands down the best opening partnership between the veteran Rohit Sharma and youngster Shubman Gill. <br /><br />The duo attacked the Kiwi bowlers in the 3rd ODI from the word go...
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India vs New Zealand: Magician’ Shardul turns match India’s way with two quick wickets

Shardul Thakur is often called a ‘Magician’. When wickets aren’t falling, or a partnership needs to be broken, skipper Rohit Sharma just throws the ball to Thakur. If the team needs some runs, Thakur will deliver with the bat too. Social media has termed him ‘Lord Shardul’ as the Mumbai player has delivered in both departments. Thakur was dropped from the home series against Sri Lanka but the selectors picked him for the three ODIs against New Zealand. His performance prompted the panel to add him as the 21st member of the core group of probables to be rotated ahead of the 50-over World Cup to be played at home. Sharma said Thakur has a knack of taking wickets at crucial times. New Zealand were sailing at one stage in the pursuit of 386 on Tuesday. At one stage, they were 184/2 in 25 o...
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Ahead of World Cup, Rohit Sharma adopting new avatar to give India quicker starts

Rohit Sharma’s 85-ball 101 during India’s 90-run victory over New Zealand on Tuesday ended a long-awaited drought of centuries, going back three years. In that time, though, his stats suggest he has made a key change to his approach at the top of the innings. With the 2023 World Cup on the horizon, the Indian captain is trying to transform himself into an aggressive opener and give India the kind of quick-fire starts that Virender Sehwag gave during the 2011 World Cup. The former opener scored 380 runs from seven games at an average of 47.50 and a blistering strike rate of 122.50 in the tournament. Prior to Tuesday, since his last 100, Rohit had been averaging 39.61 from 15 innings at a strike rate of 103.62, giving his side quick starts with the bat, going after the bowlers right from ...
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‘First ODI ton in 3 years’: Rohit Sharma takes aim at broadcaster | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: Rohit Sharma wasn’t too pleased with BCCI's official broadcaster Star Sports showing his 85-ball 101 in the third ODI against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium on Tuesday was the Indian captain’s first in this format in three years.Replying to a question about the three-year gap between his 29th and 30th ODI century-his last ton in this format came in January 2020 against Australia, a visibly irritated Rohit said: “Regarding the first hundred in three years, I’ve played only 12 ODIs in three years, so three years sounds a lot..”When the journalist told him that it wasn’t a critical observation of him, Rohit shot back: “You guys should know what’s happening. I know that it was shown on the broadcast, sometimes, you (the broadcasters) need to show the right things also. The last e...
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Rohit Sharma says Australia Test series won’t be easy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Team India stamped his supremacy by completing back-to-back ODI series whitewash against Sri Lanka and New Zealand but captain Rohit Sharma reckoned that there is no place for complacency as the upcoming Test series against Australia will pose a different challenge."Honestly, we don't talk too much about rankings. It's about winning games and it won't be different when we play the Tests against Australia. It won't be an easy challenge but we're up for it," Rohit said at the presentation ceremony.Captain @ImRo45 collects the trophy as #TeamIndia clinch the #INDvNZ ODI series 3⃣-0️⃣ 👏🏻👏🏻Scorecard ▶️… https://t.co/TBppsbzWTr— BCCI (@BCCI) 1674576981000"In the last six games we've done most things right in ODIs. We're consistent in our approach with the bat and ball."India rested...
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India become No.1 ODI team with series sweep over New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A new season. A new beginning. And India start the dawn of a new era in ODI cricket. Team India dished out a comprehensive performance to inflict a 3-0 whitewash on New Zealand and go top of the ICC ODI rankings on Tuesday.India recorded back to back ODI series clean sweeps at home. India had blanked Sri Lanka before registering 3-0 sweep against the Black Caps.The new No.1 team in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's ODI Team Rankings 🤩More 👉 https://t.co/sye7IF4Y6f https://t.co/hZq89ZPO31— ICC (@ICC) 1674574569000India dislodged England, who became the number one ranked-team merely three days back following New Zealand's loss to India in the second ODI, to become the numero uno team in the ODIs.Winning home bilateral ODI series has become more than just a habit for the Men in Blue. ...
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Rohit Sharma becomes third highest six-hitter in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma finally ended his three-year century drought on Tuesday as he also became the third-highest six-hitter in the history of ODIs.The 35-year-old Rohit slammed his first ODI century since January 2020 during the third and final ODI against New Zealand at Holkar Stadium in Indore.1⃣0⃣1⃣ Runs8⃣5⃣ Balls9⃣ Fours6⃣ SixesLeading from the front - the @ImRo45 way 👏 👏 #TeamIndia | #INDvNZ |… https://t.co/drURV6JL9v— BCCI (@BCCI) 1674557394000Rohit smashed 101 in 85 balls in a knock which consisted of nine fours and six sixes. He scored at a strike rate of 118.82.His six sixes in the match took his tally of maximums to 273, which is the third-highest sixes in the 50-over format. Rohit surpassed Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya, who has 270 sixes in the format...
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Sublime Shubman Gill hits blistering century against New Zealand, equals Babar Azam’s most runs record in a bilateral 3-match ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Shubman Gill is in the form of his life as the star Indian player once again stamped his authority as an opening batter with a blistering ODI century against New Zealand in the third ODI at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday.The opening duo of skipper Rohit Sharma, who brought up his 30th ODI century, and Gill also brought up their fourth straight fifty-plus opening wicket stand in ODIs and their third in as many matches in the series vs New Zealand.Centurion Shubman (360) also equalled Babar Azam's most runs record in a bilateral 3-match ODI series made against West Indies in 2016.Shubman, who notched up his 4th ODI ton, hit 5 sixes and 13 fours in his 78-ball 112 runs knock in Indore. Shubman's century came on the back of his roaring double ton against the visi...
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Rohit Sharma equals Ricky Ponting’s record of ODI hundreds | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The century was long awaited for Rohit Sharma but the Indian skipper doesn't seem to be perturbed as he predicted the 'big one is just around the corner' ahead of the third ODI against New Zealand.Rohit on Tuesday walked the talk by ending century drought in the one-day internationals with his scintillating hundred against the Kiwis in Indore. The 35-year-old Rohit slammed 83-ball hundred which is his first in ODIs since January 2020 and second against New Zealand as well.Rohit's 30th ODI ton in his 241st match also pits him alongside former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who also has the same number of centuries in 375 games.𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗬! 🔥Talk about leading from the front! 🙌🏻A magnificent century from #TeamIndia captain @ImRo45 💯Follow… https://t.co/SSt7PnanyR— BCCI (@BCCI) 1...
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India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Carnage in Indore – Rohit & Shubman put the Kiwis to the sword | Cricket News – Times of India

The Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill opening partnership is reaping rich dividends for Team India. On Tuesday, the duo brought up their fourth straight fifty-plus opening wicket stand in ODIs and their third in as many matches in the ongoing series vs New Zealand. Rohit and Shubman are both in good touch and really took the attack to the New Zealand bowlers, after the Kiwis decided to bowl first after Tom Latham won the toss in the 3rd ODI in Indore. Both batters brought up their centuries in style against a hapless Kiwi bowling attack in what is a very high scoring venue.Rohit brought up his 30th ODI century, while Shubman notched up his 4th ODI ton.Rohit, in his 85-ball 101 runs knock smashed 6 sixes and 9 fours. Overall Rohit has 273 ODI sixes in his career so far and 896 fours. Shubman...
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Rohit Sharma to ‘Hitman’: A glorious decade | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: Rohit Sharma 2.0, or Rohit Sharma the ODI opener, celebrated his 10th birthday on Monday. Exactly 10 years earlier, Rohit opened for the first time in ODIs and scored 83 against England in Mohali, completely transforming his white-ball career. Till Jan 23, 2013, Rohit had struggled to bridge the divide between potential and performance. His ODI CV made for ordinary reading: two hundreds against Zimbabwe in one series and a few fifties here and there. That inconsistency saw him dropped from India’s 2011 ODI World Cup team. Eighteen months later, the then Indian captain MS Dhoni asked the Mumbaikar to take on the new ball in ODIs and Rohit found his true calling. His ODI profile now reads at par with all-time greats in this format: 240 matches, 9681 runs, average 48.65, highest sc...
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Not that I’m aware of: Rahul Dravid on India adopting split captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The talk of split captaincy is doing the rounds in Indian cricket after the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have not been a part of the team since India's unceremonious semifinal exit from the T20 World Cup last year.And Hardik Pandya, in the absence of Rohit, has instilled a fire into the team with his leadership skills in the shortest format. The all-rounder is also seen as the front-runner to lead the team in the 2024 T20 World Cup.But India head coach Rahul Dravid has a different take altogether on the issue and denied that his team has adopted split captaincy."Not that I am aware of (India adopting split captaincy). That's a question you need to ask the selectors but as of now, I don't think so," Dravid said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the ...