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Rohit Sharma out of isolation after testing negative

Indian captain Rohit Sharma is finally out of isolation after having tested negative for COVID-19 and will now be available for the white-ball series against England beginning with the first T20I in Southampton on July 7. The 35-year-old all-format captain missed out on playing the rescheduled fifth Test against England as he tested positive on the second day of the four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire. “Yes, Rohit has tested negative and as per medical protocols is now out of quarantine. However, he is not playing today’s T20 warm-up game against Northamptonshire as he will need some recovery time and training ahead of first T20I,” a senior BCCI official told PTI. As per medical protocol, any player, who is out of quarantine, needs to undergo mandatory cardiovascular tests to c...
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Rohit Sharma out of isolation after testing negative | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Indian captain Rohit Sharma is finally out of isolation after having tested negative for COVID-19 and will now be available for the opening game of the white-ball series against England in Southampton on July 7. The 35-year-old all-format captain missed out on playing the rescheduled fifth Test against England as he tested positive on the second day of the four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire. "Yes, Rohit has tested negative and as per medical protocols is now out of quarantine. However, he is not playing today's T20 warm-up game against Northamptonshire as he will need some recovery time and training ahead of first T20I," a senior BCCI official told PTI. As per medical protocol, any player, who is out of quarantine, needs to undergo mandatory cardiovascular tests to...
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Rishabh Pant fires fastest century by an Indian wicketkeeper in Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored a scintillating 89-ball century against England on Day 1 of the rescheduled fifth Test against England in Birmingham. The quickfire ton from Rishabh is now the fastest by an Indian wicketkeeper in Test cricket. 📸📸💯 @RishabhPant17 #ENGvIND https://t.co/FCEjm2yseq— BCCI (@BCCI) 1656693977000The 24-year-old broke MS Dhoni's record of a 93-ball century that came against Pakistan back in 2006. India were in all sorts of troubles and were struggling at 64 for three in 23rd over in the morning session when Rishabh came into bat in at No.5. India then lost Virat Kohli (11) in the 25th over (India were 71 for 4 at that stage) as the team's downslide continued. Rishabh then played a counter-attacking knock, taking on the England p...
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Stokes to skip England’s T20 series vs India, returns for ODIs

England test captain Ben Stokes will skip the Twenty20 series against India but will return for the one-day internationals, England’s cricket board (ECB) said on Friday.Jos Buttler takes over as white-ball captain after Eoin Morgan announced his retirement this week. England host India in three T20s from July 7 followed by three ODIs. The teams are currently playing the fifth test of the series – which India lead 2-1 — that was postponed last year due to COVID-19 cases in the tourists’ camp. England spinner Adil Rashid will not be involved in the one-day series after he was given permission by the ECB to miss them to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. ENGLAND T20 SQUAD: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Richard Gleeson, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Mala...
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Rohit Sharma returns to lead India in white-ball series against England, Arshdeep Singh gets his maiden ODI call-up | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India on Thursday announced squads for the three-match T20I and ODI series against England, set to be played after the rescheduled fifth Test, with Rohit Sharma returning to lead both white-ball sides. Rohit, who has been ruled out of the Edgbaston Test, starting on Friday, after testing Covid-19 positive, is expected to recover and be fit for the white ball series, beginning on July 7 in Southampton. So he has been named as the skipper for both T20I and ODI series. Keeping in mind the short time gap between the last day of the fifth Test and the start of the T20I series, the All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked two different squads for the three 20-over matches. The squad for the first T20I have all players, who took part in the recently concluded two-match series ag...
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India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah drawing inspiration from MS Dhoni ahead of captaincy debut | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Accidental India captain Jasprit Bumrah feels leading the Indian team is the biggest achievement of his career and he would go into the rescheduled fifth Test remembering the wise words of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had no captaincy experience but went on to achieve phenomenal success as leader. Bumrah only got to know that he will be captaining the Indian team on Thursday morning after Rohit Sharma returned another positive test for Covid-19, ruling him out of the game. Taking on an in-form England side will be a big challenge but Bumrah is up for it. NEWS 🚨 - @Jaspritbumrah93 to lead #TeamIndia in the fifth Test Match against England.@RishabhPant17 will be the v… https://t.co/wOErUMASyN— BCCI (@BCCI) 1656593316000"The taste of success feels good when there is pressure. I am...
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EXCLUSIVE: India vs England – India will clinch series by winning fifth Test, not drawing it, says Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mohammed Siraj had put his heart and soul into his bowling in Australia when the Indian team was there last in 2020-21. He lost his father while he was in Australia, ahead of the 4 Test series, but stayed on to play. He made his Test debut in the second Test in Melbourne and had match figures of 5-77. As India stood on the cusp of a win in the fourth and final Test in Brisbane, Siraj found himself standing behind the boundary rope. And when Rishabh Pant smashed Josh Hazlewood for the match-winning boundary in the Gabba Test to win the series he ran towards the two Indian batsmen at the crease - Pant and Navdeep Saini - to hug them and then took out one stump as a souvenir. He then waved his hands at the crowd. His eyes were moist, a big smile on his face. He looked up to the ...
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I want match-winning contributions from Virat Kohli even if it’s not three figure mark: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Virat Kohli has set an altogether different bench-mark with his 70 international hundreds but Rahul Dravid, from a coach's perspective, wants his best batter to make "match-winning contributions" even if it is not a three-figure one like it has happened over the years. Kohli has not scored an international hundred since November 2019 but Dravid dismissed notions that the owner of 27 Test hundreds is "lacking in motivation". "As players, you go through these phases and I don't think you need motivation to be very honest with you and I think in Virat's case it is nothing to do with lack of motivation or desire," Dravid said ahead of India's rescheduled fifth Test against England starting here on Friday. "It's not always focussing on those three figures like even a 70-odd (79) ...
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Rohit’s fitness? Ashwin or Jadeja? Extra batsman or bowler? Dravid says wait and watch

Heat is on and Rahul Dravid has started the mind games. Two days before the commencement of the fifth Test at Edgbaston, the Indian team head coach chose to give away nothing, ostensibly to keep the opponents on tenterhooks. The buzz before Dravid’s press conference on Wednesday was Jasprit Bumrah’s elevation as stop-gap captain, in Covid-affected Rohit Sharma’s absence. The head coach was asked about the update on Rohit and whether Bumrah would be leading the side against England. “Update on Rohit is that he is monitored by our medical team and we still got 36 hours to go. He is not yet ruled out. He will have a test tonight and in the morning to see if he is available. Of course, he will have to return negative to play the Test,” Dravid said. As regards to Bumrah leading the side, he ...
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India vs England, 5th Test: India to take late call on Rohit Sharma’s inclusion after positive Covid test | Cricket News – Times of India

India's captain Rohit Sharma may miss their Test match against England starting on Friday after he tested positive for Covid-19, but the team will take a late call on his inclusion after his next Covid test, head coach Rahul Dravid said on Wednesday. Sharma tested positive during a warm-up match in Leicester last week and the question of who leads the side in his absence has been left hanging, with vice-captain KL Rahul not in the squad due to an injury. India were 2-1 ahead in the series last September when the final Test at Old Trafford was cancelled due to Covid-19 cases in their camp. The fifth Test will be played in Edgbaston from Friday. "We'll keep monitoring him (Sharma). We've got close to 36 hours to go. He'll have a test later tonight and one tomorrow as well. It's up to th...
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England’s James Anderson hopes to recover for India Test | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England pace bowler James Anderson hopes to prove his fitness in time for Friday's Test against India after missing the conclusion of the clean sweep of New Zealand. Anderson was sidelined for the third Test victory at Headingley due to concerns over his left ankle. The 39-year-old, England's all-time record Test wicket taker, stayed with Ben Stokes' squad to watch their third successive win against New Zealand and could feature in the rearranged Test against India at Edgbaston. Anderson has enjoyed England's renaissance under Stokes and new coach Brendon McCullum, with their winning run giving him extra incentive to return to the field. "I hate missing games. After that game at Headingley the feeling around the group is so good you want to be around it as much as possible," And...
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India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah named captain after Rohit Sharma tests Covid positive for second time

Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the fifth Test against England in Edgbaston after testing positive for COVID-19 for the second time and Jasprit Bumrah has been named captain of the team. For the first time in three and a half decades, a fast bowler will lead India in a Test match. Bumrah is set to follow in Kapil Dev’s footsteps. Earlier this year, Bumrah had been promoted as the vice-captain of the Indian team for the three-match ODI series in South Africa. With Rohit Sharma likely to be out of the one-off Test match against England, due to Covid, a place has opened up at the top of India’s Test-match batting line-up. India might have to go with stand-in opener Hanuma Vihari, who’s done it before or there might be an outside chance for Srikar Bharat. Hanuma Vihari has opened before,...
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England will come out with same mindset against India: Ben Stokes

Relentless in their 3-0 sweep of New Zealand, England captain Ben Stokes said there will be no let-up in intensity against India in the upcoming rescheduled fifth Test. Under the leadership of Stokes and new coach Brendon McCullum, England recorded a phenomenal 3-0 win in the Test series against reigning WTC champions New Zealand, capping it off with a seven-wicket victory in the third and final match at Headingley. The one-off Test against India, a part of last year’s five-match series, which was abandoned due to a COVID-19 outbreak, will begin at Edgbaston on Friday. “Trust me when I say this. We’ll be coming out with exactly the same (aggressive) mindset, even though it’s a different opposition,” Stokes said on Monday. “Obviously, it’s going to be a completely different… different op...
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Sam Billings added to England Test squad for series decider against India | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Kent wicket-keeper Sam Billings has been added to the England Men's Test squad for the rearranged fifth Test versus India starting on Friday at Edgbaston. Billings has stepped into the team as a COVID substitute for Ben Foakes, whose place is in doubt while he undergoes five days of isolation. One probable change for the India Test will be the return of James Anderson to lead the attack, having missed the Headingley match with an ankle niggle. One addition for the fifth Test against @BCCI as @sambillings joins the squad! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏏#ENGvIND— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1656346805000The rescheduled match is a part of last year's five-match Test series that had to be delayed after the fourth Test due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. The announcement by England and Wal...
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England slight favourites against India, feels Graeme Swann | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: England will be playing India on the back of the three-Test series against New Zealand and former off-spinner Graeme Swann believes it would make the hosts slight favourites going into the rescheduled fifth Test starting in Birmingham on Friday. England on Monday completed a 3-0 series whitewash against New Zealand after wining the third and final Test by seven wickets. "England are in a very good position and I would say they are slight favourites because of that series (against New Zealand)," Swann said in a virtual interaction, facilitated by Sony Sports, official broadcasters of India-England series. "And the fact that India just had one (warm-up) game in England, so they are coming in cold (for) the Test match, which is a bit of disadvantage. They (England) have got the thr...
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Rohit Sharma can be relieved as captain from T20s: Virender Sehwag

Former India opener Virender Sehwag feels current skipper Rohit Sharma could be relieved from captaincy duties from T20s so that the 35-year-old can manage his workload better. Rohit has not been able to feature in all of India’s matches since taking over as captain due to injuries and workload management. “If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as captain in the T20 format, then I think, Rohit (Sharma) could be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration going forward,” Sehwag told PTI in an interview. “One, that would allow Rohit to manage his workload and mental fatigue, given his age. Rohit Sharma is down with Covid-19 infection these days. (FILE) “Two, once someone new is appointed as captain in T20s, it would also allow Rohit to take breaks and reju...
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Rohit Sharma can be relieved from T20I captaincy: Virender Sehwag | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Virender Sehwag reckons that skipper Rohit Sharma could be relieved from captaincy duties in the T20I format which would allow him to manage his workload better. Rohit has not been able to feature in all of India's matches since taking over as captain due to injuries and workload management. "If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as captain in the T20 format, then I think, Rohit (Sharma) could be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration going forward," Sehwag told PTI in an interview. "One, that would allow Rohit to manage his workload and mental fatigue, given his age. "Two, once someone new is appointed as captain in T20s, it would also allow Rohit to take breaks and rejuvenate himself to lead India in both Tests and OD...
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Ashwin returns to snap two wickets, Gill hits 62 on final day of warm-up match | Cricket News – Times of India

LEICESTER: Opener Shubman Gill struck a sublime fifty while Ravichandran Ashwin snapped two wickets after making his first appearance in the game following his recovery from a COVID-19 infection as India's warm-up match against Leicestershire ended in a draw on Sunday. As many as five Indians turned up for both the teams during the four-day practice match as the visitors looked to put final touch to their preparation for the rescheduled fifth Test against England starting in Birmingham on July 1. It was a much-needed outing for Ashwin, who had travelled to England late after testing positive for the virus. He looked in good touch as he bowled 11 overs and took two wickets, conceding 31 runs. 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐧 🤝Both sides shake hands to end a fantastic four days of cricket here at Uptonsteel C...
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View Review: Why India will face a braver England in the 5th Test at Edgbaston

That was the only time when Jamie Overton looked nervy, after moving into the 90s in his debut Test. Eventually he fell for 97, got a bear hug from Jonny Bairstow and left to a standing ovation from the Headingley crowd. The newcomer was allowed to be nervous as he approached the moment of his cricketing life. Ninety-seven per cent of his innings, though, oozed boldness that ‘Bazball’ demands. To paraphrase The Beatles, Brendon ‘Baz’ McCullum took a sad song and made it better very quickly. Exhibit 1: A year ago at Lord’s, New Zealand had declared their second innings and set England a target of 273 in 75 overs on the final day. Joe Root and Chris Silverwood’s team opted to play out for a boring draw instead. About 10 days ago at Trent Bridge, England’s fourth innings target against New...
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Rohit Sharma tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of India’s rescheduled fifth Test in England | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday in England. Rohit, who was playing in India's ongoing four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire ahead of the rescheduled fifth Test against England, has gone into quarantine. "#TeamIndia Captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted. UPDATE - #TeamIndia Captain Mr Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) c… https://t.co/EL92io1WDA— BCCI (@BCCI) 1656192836000Rohit's availability for the Test beginning ...