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Mitchell Starc eyes return to IPL in 2024 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc is setting his sights on a comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the 2024 season, marking his return to the lucrative Twenty20 tournament after an absence of eight years.Left-arm pacer Starc had last represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2015 IPL edition. In recent years, he had opted to skip the IPL to manage his workload and concentrate on his responsibilities with the national team.Starc expressed that participating in the IPL would serve as valuable preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is set to take place in the United States and the West Indies."Look it's been eight years. I’m definitely going back in (next) year," the 33-year-old told the 'Willow Talk' podcast."Amongst other things, it’s a great lead-u...
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IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad show Brian Lara the door, Daniel Vettori is new head coach | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League (IPL) side Sunrisers Hyderabad replaced West Indies batting great Brian Lara with former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori as head coach.SRH made the announcement on their social media handles.Vettori has been the assistant coach of the Australia men's team and also previously coached Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.Lara worked as SRH batting coach before taking over as the head coach last year. Under Lara, the 2016 champions finished last in the 10-team league after four wins in 14 matches."As our 2 year association with Brian Lara comes to an end, we bid adieu to him," the team said on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter."Thank you for the contributions to the Sunrisers. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours." V...
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Watch – ‘I worked on my process and I got my results’: Tilak Varma after making India T20I debut | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Young Indian batter Tilak Varma, who made his T20I debut during the first T20I against West Indies, has a clear mindset as he worked on his process and got the results.Tilak is determined to excel and give his utmost effort, concentrating on his fundamentals and capitalising on his strengths during his inaugural international series against Windies.In his debut T20I, Tilak showcased his potential by scoring an impressive 39 runs off 22 balls. With this early success, he aims to build on his performance and make a significant impact in the upcoming matches.In a video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) featuring Ishan Kishan, his Mumbai Indians (MI) teammate in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Tilak said, "West Indies is a good side in T20Is. I want to f...
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AB de Villers compares Virat Kohli to Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

AB de Villers has never shied away from showing his appreciation for his former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate Virat Kohli. Even after his retirement the bond between both the stars seems to be intact. Kohli scored 100 in his 500th international game and appreciating the knock De Villers heaped praises on former India captain and compared him to Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Speaking on his YouTube channel De Villers said, “One thing stands out I see a similar thing in the greatest sportsmen worldwide. I have seen Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic, the list goes on. You mention anyone all of them have one thing in common which is desire hunger and a fighting spirit. The desire to never give up they want to win the medals they w...
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Vidwath Kaverappa, Vyshak Vijaykumar and V Koushik – Three aces in Karnataka’s pace pack | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: R Vinay Kumar, Sreenath Arvind and Abhimanyu Mithun are the names which come up when one talks of a potent Karnataka pace bowling attack of recent times. The trio was a proven package of skill, swing and pace. Their exit from the state set-up left big shoes to fill. It won’t be out of place to say that the former Ranji Trophy champions have finally unearthed another pace pack which is a force to reckon with.The emergence of Vidwath Kaverappa and Vyshak Vijaykumar in the 2021-22 season and the resurrection of V Koushik’s career last year augurs well for Karnataka cricket. Last season, they held fort, especially in the absence of the team’s bowling mainstay, Prasidh Krishna.In the Duleep Trophy, which concluded on Sunday, the trio formed the fulcrum of the pace attack for champ...
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‘There was no phone call, no communication’: Yuzvendra Chahal opens up about RCB snub | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has spoken out about his disappointment after Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) failed to retain him ahead of the 2022 IPL mega auction, saying he felt terrible because there was no phone call or communication from management despite playing for the franchise for eight years.Chahal had been a key member of the RCB since the 2014 season, appearing in 114 matches for the team. He established his name with strong performances at one of the most difficult stadiums for bowlers in the IPL, the M Chinnaswamy, where smaller boundaries make it more difficult for the bowling side to restrict the hitters.RCB, on the other hand, released their star spinner ahead of the 2022 IPL big auction and did not purchase him."Definitely, I felt very sad. My journe...
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KL Rahul: ‘Starting to feel like me again’: KL Rahul hints at comeback with cryptic social media post | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star Indian batter KL Rahul, who suffered a thigh injury while playing for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League 2023, on Tuesday hinted his return through a cryptic social media post where he can be seen relaxing after a rigorous training session.Rahul, who had a successful surgery on May 9 in England, reported to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru to begin his post rehabilitation.Taking to his Instagram, Rahul posted a picture with a caption: “Starting to feel like me again.”The opening batter's post gave a pleasant hint to his supporters that he is getting close to attain full fitness and ready for a comeback to the Team India set up.The LSG captain sustained an injury while chasing a ball in the outfield against Royal Challengers Bangalo...
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‘He is first one to turn up for training and leaves last’: Josh Hazlewood praises Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood has expressed his deep admiration for his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate and India's star batsman Virat Kohli ahead of the World Test Championship final at The Oval, beginning on June 7. Despite grappling with multiple injuries over the past six months, Hazlewood had to curtail his participation in the IPL due to a side issue. Nevertheless, he maintains confidence in his ability to bowl at full strength as Australia prepares for the highly-anticipated final.When discussing Kohli, whom Hazlewood has his sights set on dismissing at The Oval, the Australian cricketer emphasised the Indian superstar's unwavering work ethic as the defining factor behind his exceptional skills and success on the field."I think it's probably how hard he works (th...
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Virat Kohli after RCB’s exit from IPL 2023: We aim to be back stronger | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday said that Royal Challengers Bangalore will aim to make a strong comeback in the next season after a disappointing exit from IPL 2023.The former India skipper, who has seven IPL hundreds to his name, asked RCB to hold their heads high."A season which had it's moments but unfortunately we fell short of the goal. Disappointed, but we must hold our heads high. To our loyal supporters, grateful for backing us every step of the way. A big thank you to the coaches, management and my teammates. We aim to be back stronger," tweeted Kohli along with pictures.Young sensation Shubman Gill scored a magnificent 104 not out off 52 to power Gujarat Titans to a thrilling win. With GT's win, RCB were knocked out of the tournament and Mumbai Indians became th...
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We weren’t one of the best teams, didn’t deserve to be in semis: RCB skipper Faf du Plessis

Gujarat Titans batters Shubman Gill greet Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis after winning the IPL 2023 cricket match against RCB at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on May 21, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis made a critical assessment of his side's performance in the IPL this season, saying it "wasn't one of the best teams in the competition" and "didn't deserve to be in semifinal".RCB's campaign in the IPL ended prematurely yet again with Shubman Gill's blazing century helping Gujarat Titans to a six-wicket victory in Bengaluru on Sunday.RCB have never won an IPL trophy and it would have rankled Faf all the more as, despite leading the run-getters' chart, his efforts went in vain."I am so disappointed that our season end...
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Time for Virat Kohli to move to Delhi Capitals: Kevin Pietersen – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has suggested a potential move for Virat Kohli to the Delhi Capitals, following Royal Challengers Bangalore's early exit from this year's IPL.Despite Kohli's dazzling century in RCB's crucial last league stage match, they failed to secure victory as the Gujarat Titans, who led by Shubman Gill's unbeaten ton, clinched a six-wicket win, effectively concluding RCB's campaign."Time for VIRAT to make the move to the capital city…!" Pietersen tweeted.Former India captain Kohli has been with the RCB since the inaugural edition of the league in 2008 and has led them for a major part of his stay in the franchise, relinquishing the role after the 2021 edition.While RCB were eliminated here on Sunday, Gujarat topped the league with 20 points and wi...
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Faf du Plessis admits RCB weren’t one of best teams, didn’t deserve to be in semis | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After another premature exit, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis expressed disappointment with his team's performance, acknowledging that they were not one of the strongest teams in the competition and did not deserve to reach the semifinals.A crushing six-wicket defeat against the Gujarat Titans on Sunday led to RCB's abrupt campaign end once again. The failure to secure an IPL trophy has been a recurring theme for the team for 16 seasons now.Despite Faf's exceptional individual performances -- the leading the run-getter in the tournament - RCB's overall performance fell short. The skipper's efforts, unfortunately, did not translate into the team's success.Du Plessis' candid assessment reflected the team's realization that they have areas to improve upon in o...
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IPL 2023: RCB’s Dinesh Karthik ends season with unwanted batting records to his name | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bangalore's wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik registered an unwanted record to his name in the IPL 2023 match against Gujarat Titans on Sunday. He came at No. 6 and departed without troubling the scores (duck. He became the batsman with the most ducks in IPL. He has a total of 17 ducks in his IPL career.Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is second in the list with 16 ducks to his name. He has represented Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in his IPL career.01:48IPL: RCB's campaign ends after loss to GT, MI throughMandeep Singh is next on the list with 15 ducks. The right-hand batsman has played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals.Mystery spinner and hard-hitting batter Sunil Narine has 15 ducks in IPL. ...
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People think my T20 game is declining, but I am at my best again: Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli in a match against Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League 2023, at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru on May 21, 2023. Photo: Twitter/@IPL via ANI Pumped up after an unprecedented seventh IPL hundred, Virat Kohli took a dig at his critics who felt that he was all but over as a T20 batter, saying he is playing some of his best cricket in the shortest format.Post the T20 World Cup semi-final exit last year, there have been indications that India’s T20 team would undergo a revamp and although the official line has been “workload management” of senior players, the likes of captain Rohit Sharma and Kohli himself haven’t played for India in the shortest format.“I felt great. Lot of people think that my T20 cricket is declining, I don’t feel li...
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‘When he plays such shots, it’s a different Shubman Gill’: Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya praises centurion

Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya was full of praise for his star batter Shubman Gill, who cracked a century to lead the team to a six-wicket victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final group stage game of the 2023 Indian Premier League on Sunday. While Gujarat had already sealed their top spot in the table, the defeat means RCB will not make the cut for the playoffs, with Mumbai Indians joining Gujarat, Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants. Gujarat needed a blitzkrieg from Gill after Virat Kohli scored his seventh IPL century to lead RCB to 197 for five in their 20 overs batting first. Gill though slammed a 52-ball 104, while Vijay Shankar scored 53 in 35 in the rain-delayed match to seal victory. Speaking on the player of the match, Gujarat captain Pandya sai...
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IPL 2023: Protégé Shubman Gill dethrones idol Virat Kohli

Synopsis: In a battle between the present and future of Indian cricket, Shubman Gill again showed he is ready to take the baton forward from Virat Kohli. “There’s potential and then there’s Gill. Go on and lead the next generation. God bless you,” This is what Virat Kohli wrote on his Instagram story when Shubman Gill notched up his maiden IPL hundred. Gill had also admitted to the broadcasters that he has grown up watching Virat Kohli and called him his “idol.” Right from the time Gill emerged as the breakout star from the 2018 U-19 World Cup, he has been seen as someone who will take the baton forward from Kohli. There is an uncanny similarity in the way Gill and Kohli play their shots. They can hit the ball pitched just outside off through extra cover and mid-wicket like a mirror ima...
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Shubman Gill scores his second IPL century as GT eliminate RCB from tournament, MI clinch last play-off spot

Taking a leaf out of Virat Kohli’s books, Gujarat Titans’ Shubman Gill also scored his second straight 100 in this season’s Indian Premier League against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. He got to the milestone with 5 fours and 8 sixes as GT eliminated RCB from the competition with Mumbai Indians clinching the last play off spot. Another similarity he shared with Kohli is that the RCB batter’s last century was also against SRH while Gill too scored his ton against them last Monday. Earlier, Kohli scored a record seventh Indian Premier League (IPL) century on Sunday but was unable to help Royal Challengers Bangalore claim the final playoff berth on offer as they slipped to a six-wicket defeat by Gujarat Titans. Shubman Gill seals off the chase with a MAXIMUM 👏🏻👏🏻@gujarat_titan...
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Last year, we did a big favour to RCB, hope we get result we are looking for: Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma looked pretty confident after his team demolished bottom-placed team Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede on Sunday. With Mumbai’s win, they move to 16 points on the Indian Premier League table but their fate still hangs in the balance. In order for Mumbai to qualify, Royal Challengers Bangalore need to lose against defending champions Gujarat Titans. Last year, it was the other way around when Mumbai’s result had a bearing on RCB’s qualification. A 5-wicket win for MI against DC ultimately would help Virat Kohli and Co go through to the next round as the 4th placed team. Reminding them of that, Rohit cheekily said, “Last year, we did a big favour to RCB, I hope we get the result what we are looking for.” We wanted to win and not worry about what happ...