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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad have played a huge role in my cricketing journey: Pacer Mukesh Choudhary | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Chennai Super Kings left-arm pace bowler Mukesh Choudhary has revealed that the Chennai franchise skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad have had a big impact on his cricketing career since the time he became a part of the side in IPL 2022. The 26-year-old Choudhary, the leading wicket-taker for Maharashtra in the 2021/22 edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy, was bought by CSK for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Since then, it has been great going for the pacer, though his side finished ninth this season. The quick ended up playing 13 matches in IPL 2022, taking 16 wickets with a best of 4/46 and a strike rate of 17. Despite doing well in the domestic season, Choudhary conceded he did not expect to be picked by CSK and then being g...
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India vs West Indies ODIs: A man-to-man comparison | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India arrived in Trinidad on Tuesday for the white-ball series against West Indies starting July 22. In the absence of some key seniors and white-ball regulars, India's young guns will have to step up to the plate against the flamboyant Windies, who are all set to lock horns with the Indian team in their own backyard in three ODIs and 5 T20 internationals. While the likes of Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will be missing the entire tour, the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh karthik and R Ashwin will be back only for the shortest format. But even in the absence of high-profile players, Team India will be a force to reckon with. The bench strength it possesses has been tested in the past and more often than not the...
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Time for experimentation over, India to start identifying best XI for T20 World Cup

Experimentation will go out of the window as India will get down to finalising their best eleven for the World Cup during the three-match T20 series against an ultra-aggressive England, beginning here on Thursday. Skipper Rohit Sharma, who missed the fifth Test in Birmingham after contracting COVID-19, will be travelling to the port city on Wednesday and is expected to feature in the series-opener. Test players including Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will join the T20 squad from the second game onwards. Their absence would give fringe players like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sanju Samson one more game to make a statement though they seem to have fallen in the pecking order in India’s list of probables for the World Cup in Australia. A niggle meant G...
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Hardik Pandya: Didn’t want to risk playing Ruturaj Gaikwad as he had a calf niggle, says Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

MALAHIDE: India skipper Hardik Pandya revealed that he didn't want to risk sending out Ruturaj Gaikwad to open the innings in the first T20 against Ireland as he picked up a calf niggle in the first half of the game. India chased down a 109-run target with relative ease in the rain-curtailed T20 against hosts Ireland on Sunday night. But at the halfway stage instead of regular opener Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda walked out to open the innings alongside Ishan Kishan. "Rutu had a niggle in his calf," Pandya said at the post-match press conference. "We had the choice of taking a risk and sending him in (to open), but I was not okay with it. A player's well-being is more important, and (I thought) we'll be able to manage what happens in the match." Hooda, who was playing his fourth T20I for India,...
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Sunil Gavaskar expects Shikhar Dhawan to miss T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan is unlikely to work his way back into contention and feature at this year's ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Dhawan has already played at two T20 World Cups for India in 2014 and 2016 and some good form at this year's IPL tournament had seen his name thrust back into the selection spotlight. But the left-hander was overlooked for the recent five-game series against South Africa, with selectors instead opting for relative newcomers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan with regulars Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul sidelined. Dhawan also missed out on selection for the upcoming white-ball tour of the United Kingdom, which commences with two matches against Ireland later this month. While there are lingering concerns ov...
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India vs South Africa: Hits and misses for Team India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With the next edition of the T20 World Cup around the corner, the five-match T20I series between India and South Africa was seen as a preparatory series for the mega event. Team India coach Rahul Dravid has gone on record to say that he wants to identify his core team for the tournament as soon as possible and by the end of the England T20Is in July, wants to have a fair idea about the 18 to 20-odd players he would be looking at ahead of the World Cup in Australia. Some of the regular players were rested for the series against South Africa. Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah were all rested. Surykumar Yadav was nursing an injury. KL Rahul was initially named the captain of the series before he got injured and Rishabh Pant was asked to lead for the first time. T...
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India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant keen to contribute more with bat in upcoming Test against England | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: After the fifth and final T20I against South Africa got abandoned due to rain, India skipper Rishabh Pant said that he will be looking forward to contributing more with the bat in the upcoming Test match against England. With the match getting abandoned, the series stays level at 2-2 and will be shared by both sides. "There are a lot of positives. The way the team showed character from 0-2 down was a huge positive. We are in a nice spot as we are finding different ways to win the game. I can only think about giving my 100 per cent as a player and captain. It is for you guys to decide on how I am doing as a player and captain, I can only focus on giving my 100 per cent every time I go on the field and keep improving," said Pant after the match got abandoned. "This is the first...
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5th T20I: Hosts India look to clinch series against South Africa after superb comeback | Cricket News – Times of India

But rain may play spoilsport in deciderBENGALURU: To make a comeback, one of the most essential requirements is a setback. For proof, you don't have to look beyond Dinesh Karthik. In a T20 international career in its 17th year, the 37-year-old has played 36 matches. Before the ongoing series against South Africa, the wicketkeeper-batsman had last featured for India in the format in the 2018-19 season. After making a comeback on the back of his exploits in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Karthik is not just achieving personal milestones, but has also turned out to be an inspiration for a young Indian team. Having piloted India's charge with a 27-ball 55 in Rajkot on Friday night, Karthik will look to play his part at 'home' in the series decider at the M ...
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India vs South Africa, 4th T20I: Resurgent India look to draw level and keep series alive against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

Pressure on Pant to deliver in must-win game for IndiaRAJKOT: With their mood lifted after a convincing 48-run win over South Africa in the third T20I at Visakhapatnam, a resurgent India will look to sustain the momentum at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. A win at the Khanderi venue for them will square the scores 2-2 in the five-match series and set up a mouth-watering decider in Bengaluru on Sunday. The traditional featherbed of a pitch here promises an exciting battle. It has rained sporadically for the past few days, with the sun playing hide and seek, but the good news is: as per the weather forecast for Friday, rain will stay away. Rishabh Pant and Rahul Dravid during a training session at SCA Stadium in Rajkot. (PTI Photo)Diving into this series against...
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IND vs SA 4th T20I Preview: India in need of Pant’s pyrotechnics in another must-win game against SA

IND vs SA: Under pressure India skipper Rishabh Pant will be hoping to tide over his struggles with the bat and help the hosts improve their middle overs play when they take on South Africa in the fourth T20 International on Friday. Save Pant’s problems, India were able to plug the gaps in Vizag to open their account in the series with a comprehensive win. They will need another near perfect game to take the five-match series into the decider. Such has been the brilliance of Pant that every time he has been written off across formats, he has found a way to bounce back. The stage is set for him in another must-win game for India. The southpaw has been caught in the deep multiple times in the series trying to reach for the ball when it is not there in his hitting zone. Pant prefers to hit...
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India vs South Africa, 4th T20I: India in need of Rishabh Pant’s pyrotechnics in another must-win game | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Under pressure India skipper Rishabh Pant will be hoping to tide over his struggles with the bat and help the hosts improve their middle overs play when they take on South Africa in the fourth T20 International here on Friday. Save Pant's problems, India were able to plug the gaps in Vizag to open their account in the series with a comprehensive win. They will need another near perfect game to take the five-match series into the decider. Such has been the brilliance of Pant that every time he has been written off across formats, he has found a way to bounce back. The stage is set for him in another must-win game for India. The southpaw has been caught in the deep multiple times in the series trying to reach for the ball when it is not there in his hitting zone. Pant prefers to h...
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Hardik Pandya to lead India in Ireland as Rahul Tripathi gets maiden call-up; Sanju Samson makes comeback | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League winning captain Hardik Pandya was deservingly named skipper of the Indian team for the two-match T20 International series against Ireland in Dublin on June 26 and 28. The only new face in the side is Maharashtra right-hand batter Rahul Tripathi, who was rewarded for his stellar batting during this edition of IPL where he scored more than 400 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Sportzpics for IPL/PTI Photo)Pandya, who is Rishabh Pant's deputy in the current T20I series against South Africa, was elevated to the leadership role and will join the Test squad in England after the completion of the T20I series vs Ireland in Dublin. India SquadHardik Pandya (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yada… https://t.co/McDtR1M...
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You’ll have really bad days in T20, got to continue aggressive mindset, says Ruturaj Gaikwad

After setbacks in the first two matches of the South Africa T20I series, Ruturaj Gaikwad scored his maiden international fifty in the third game in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. Gaikwad went after the express pace of Anrich Nortje in the fifth over of the India innings, hammering four fours on way to making 57 off 35 deliveries. After setting up India’s 48-run win, Gaikwad said that one was bound to have “really bad days” in T20, but he had tried to remain mentally consistent after an unremarkable Indian Premier League season. “I had a really good last year. So obviously a lot of people come with a lot of expectations when you have such a great year, in IPL and in domestic cricket,” Gaikwad said. “In this IPL, the wickets were slightly bowler-friendly, there were not many flat wickets, the...
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India vs South Africa: IPL stars yet to fire for India | Cricket News – Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Cricket has grown by leap and bounds in the country especially since the advent of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is ecstatic not only about the phenomenal reach of the IPL but also the amount of money it is generating. Speaking about the cash cow tournament, Sourav, at the India Leadership Council Event last week, said: "I've seen the game evolve, where players like me earned a few hundreds and now have the potential of earning crores. This game is run by the fans, by the people of this country, and by the BCCI, which was formed by cricket fans. This sport is strong and will continue to evolve. The IPL generates more revenue than the English Premier League. It makes me feel happy and proud that the sport I love has evolved to becom...
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India look to plug the gaps in the third T20I against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: The selectors must have thought that resting a couple of key players wouldn’t make much of a difference to the prospects of the Indian team as the bench strength is quite good. Taking on the fourth ranked South Africa squad which lacks ‘star power’ was supposed to be a cake walk especially since most of the Indian players had a good outing in the recent IPL. India lost captain KL Rahul and spinner Kuldeep Yadav on the eve of the first game, but it still didn’t warrant a rethink. The selectors promptly elevated wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and made Gujarat Titans’ successful skipper Hardik Pandya his deputy. At the Kotla, it looked like things were going according to script as the Indians put up a mammoth 212 on the board and had the South Africans in a spot of bother...
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India vs South Africa: India’s new-look top-order shows intent but pace still issue for Kishans and Gaikwads | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Scoreboard often reveals what is suggestive and conceals what is vital. One can safely bet his last shirt that Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad will not open for India when they take on Pakistan in their opening T20 World Cup game at the MCG in the last week of October. Yet, this series will be the first of its kind indicator of how life without Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli will look as and when the situation arises. If the first evening is any indicator, the Ruturaj Gaikwads and the Ishan Kishans are ready to shed the archaic style of safety first approach that became India's undoing during the last global edition. They showed intent and threw their bats around with Kishan getting a fifty but both looked in some sort of discomfort when Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nort...
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Batting first was not a good idea: MS Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that opting to bat first in their IPL match against table toppers Gujarat Titans was not a good idea as his side lost by seven wickets on Sunday. Already out of contention for a play-off berth, CSK suffered their ninth loss of the season to remain rooted in ninth place in the standings. "Batting first wasn't a very good idea. It was tough to hit the faster bowlers in the first half, spinners-wise it was similar," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation. CSK posted 133 for 5 with opener Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scoring with a 49-ball 53. GT chased down the target with five balls to spare. "Sai bowled well. We could have pushed Shivam up but would have beaten the purpose of having Jaggi in the side. Had it been earlier in the ...
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IPL 2022, CSK vs GT: Gujarat Titans tame Chennai Super Kings to secure top-two finish | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Wriddhiman Saha's solid 67 not out after a top-class bowling performance set up Gujarat Titans' seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the IPL on Sunday, securing a top-two finish in the team standings. Gujarat bowlers put up a clinical show to restrict CSK to a below-par 133/5 despite a fine half-century by Ruturaj Gaikwad. Saha, who struck eight boundaries and a six in his 57-ball knock, anchored the chase nicely to get Gujarat home in 19.1 overs. 1⃣0⃣th win of the #TATAIPL 2022 for @gujarat_titans! 👏 👏The @hardikpandya7-led unit beat #CSK by 7 wickets to poc… https://t.co/MgNTnU8NYA— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1652623259000While CSK were already out of the play-off race, the win for Gujarat guarantees them a top-two finish on the points table in their debut season, prov...
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IPL 2022, CSK vs MI: With Jadeja out, Mumbai Indians look to pack off Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

On the face of it, there's nothing much to this prestige fixture of the IPL. But Mumbai Indians, who are in the middle of their worst season in IPL, have one strong motivation - sending arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings packing. CSK, with four wins from 11 games, will be eliminated as it is if both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers (now on 14) reach 16 points. But given the nature of T20 cricket, there's no guarantee that both the teams will reach that mark and there is still a sense of hope among CSK fans that one team may make it to Play-offs with seven wins. CSK's predicament should give Rohit Sharma's boys the determination to give their best in this IPL Clasico and extinguish that flicker of hope of their bitter rivals. The fact that CSK will be without Ravindra Jadeja, who is n...
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IPL 2022, CSK vs DC: Devon leads the way for Chennai Super Kings against Delhi Capitals | Cricket News – Times of India

Opener hits 87 as team coasts to win over CapitalsDelhi Capitals were in disarray leading up to their game against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday with a Covid outbreak in their camp. James Hopes, a member of the team management, said in an interview with the broadcasters they didn't even have a team meeting going into the game, and it showed. AS IT HAPPENEDRishabh Pant's boys lacked the planning and the execution to deal with the guile of CSK, who are hoping for a miracle to make the Playoffs. While CSK didn't put a foot wrong, DC were absolutely awful both with the bat and ball and following the 91-run loss, will need to win the last three games to stay in hunt. The fact that their Net Run Rate too, took a severe hit, will make things even more difficult going forward. The win may not f...