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Inconsistent KL Rahul under pressure as Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson wait in the wings | Cricket News – Times of India

In Pant's absence, 'keeper's slot is wide openKOLKATA: Rishabh Pant's unfortunate accident has thrown open some new possibilities for Team India heading into the 50-over World Cup later this year. While the Delhi wicketkeeper-batter is expected to make a comeback ahead of the mega event, the India team management will be keeping options open.While skipper Rohit Sharma preferred to give Shubman Gill "a fair run" in the ODIs, many questioned the logic behind dropping an in-form Ishan Kishan, who hit a double hundred against Bangladesh last month. Although Gill grabbed his opportunity with both hands by hitting a classy 70 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, the youngster cannot take his place for granted with Kishan waiting in the wings.But the fight between the two youngsters ...
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Ind vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I | India wins toss, opts to bowl

Hardik Pandya in action during the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka at the MCA Stadium in Pune on January 5, 2023. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI India captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in the second T20 International of the three-match series here on Thursday. India made two changes, bringing in Rahul Tripathi and Arshdeep Singh for Sanju Samson and Harshal Patel. Sri Lanka are unchanged.Playing XIs: India: Hardik Pandya (capt), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep Singh.Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (capt), Pathun Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Hasaranga de Silva, Chamika Karun...
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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Sanju Samson out, Ruturaj Gaikwad or Rahul Tripathi may get in | Cricket News – Times of India

Jitesh Sharma to join squad as Sanju's replacementPUNE: In a series of debuts, another player could get India cap at the MCA Stadium in Gahunje on Thursday.Middle-order batter Rahul Tripathi would be keen to finally shed his passenger's tag at his home ground as Sanju Samson is ruled out of the series after getting injured in the first match in Mumbai.Samson had hurt his knee while fielding in the opening match at Wankhede. It was learnt that the Kerala batter has not travelled to Pune with the team and has got scans done in Mumbai on Wednesday.Vidarbha wicketkeeper-batter Jitesh Sharma has been called as Samson's replacement and will join the team in Pune, but as far as the second T20I is concerned, Tripathi, who has been travelling with the team and has been part of the T20 and ODI se...
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Vidarbha’s Jitesh Sharma gets his maiden Team India call-up

Vidarbha cricketer Jitesh Sharma has been called up for the national team to replace Sanju Samson in the T20 series against Sri Lanka | Photo Credit: Instagram/jiteshsharma_ In June 2014, I received a video clip on WhatsApp from a friend who was passionate about domestic cricket. The clip, though intended to expose the sub-standard umpiring in domestic cricket, was not startling in itself.It was an era before domestic cricket games were streamed on OTT platforms. It was cut through the BCCI’s own six-camera setup, primarily created to monitor umpires’ performance.After fact-checking it with the bowler involved, it was confirmed that it was from a Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Uttar Pradesh and Vidarbha, played at the K.L. Saini Ground in Jaipur in March 2014.The bowler — U.P. capta...
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Sanju Samson ruled out of T20I series against Sri Lanka

Sanju Samson has been ruled out of the remainder of the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka after hurting his left knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during the 1st T20I at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Samson was taken for scans on Wednesday afternoon and based on a specialist’ opinion he has been advised rest and rehabilitation. Vidarbha wicketkeeper-batter Jitesh Sharma has been added to India’s squad as Samson’s replacement. He will be a cover for Ishan Kishan for the next two games. India lead the three-match series 1-0 following their narrow two-run win in the opener. India’s updated squad for Sri Lanka T20Is: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma ...
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Ind vs SL 2nd T20I | India frets over Samson and Arshdeep’s availability

Sanju Samson. | Photo Credit: AFP After escaping a late charge by the Sri Lankan all-rounders at Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday night, Hardik Pandya and Co. — along with their islander counterparts — took a bus ride on Wednesday afternoon to the home of Maharashtra cricket.While neither team bus halted at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium towards the end of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Indian team management has been fretting over fitness of two of its key members in its bid to seal the series.Doubtful starterSanju Samson will be a doubtful starter, after hurting his knee in the series opener. In the 13th over of Sri Lanka’s chase, Samson jammed his knee while fielding at long-on, thanks to a rugged Wankhede outfield.While the team travelled to Pune, Samson stayed back in Mum...
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India vs Sri Lanka: Sanju Samson ruled out of remainder of T20I series, Jitesh Sharma named as replacement | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: India batter Sanju Samson has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka due to a knee injury.Samson hurt his left knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during the first T20I in Mumbai on Tuesday."Samson was taken for scans and a specialist opinion this afternoon in Mumbai by the BCCI Medical Team and has been advised rest and rehabilitation," a BCCI media release read. The selection committee on Wednesday named Jitesh Sharma as replacement for Samson.India lead the three-match series 1-0 following their narrow two-run win in the opener. The second T20I will be played in Pune on Thursday.The injury to Samson might provide an opportunity for Rahul Tripathi to make his debut. Consistent IPL performer Tripathi has travelled wi...
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India vs Sri Lanka: Sanju Samson ruled out of remainder of T20I series, Jitesh Sharma named as replacement | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: India batter Sanju Samson has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka due to a knee injury.Samson hurt his left knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during the first T20I in Mumbai on Tuesday."Samson was taken for scans and a specialist opinion this afternoon in Mumbai by the BCCI Medical Team and has been advised rest and rehabilitation," a BCCI media release read. The selection committee on Wednesday named Jitesh Sharma as replacement for Samson.India lead the three-match series 1-0 following their narrow two-run win in the opener. The second T20I will be played in Pune on Thursday.The injury to Samson might provide an opportunity for Rahul Tripathi to make his debut. Consistent IPL performer Tripathi has travelled wi...
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2nd T20I: India aim to clinch series against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Shubman Gill will be aiming to up the ante in the Powerplay overs to keep his nearest competitor Ruturaj Gaikwad at bay as a buoyant India team aims to come all guns blazing against Sri Lanka in its bid to clinch the series in the second T20I here on Thursday.India won a last-ball thriller by two runs in the opener at Wankhede while defending a below-par score and skipper Hardik Pandya spoke about the benefits of overcoming difficult situations as the team moves forward.While T20Is aren't of highest priority in an ODI World Cup year, Gill will not like to repeat the mistakes of his predecessors while aiming to cement his place in the T20I side after making a reputation for himself in the longer versions.Gill's career strike-rate after playing 96 T20 games (mostly IPL and Syed Mush...
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IND vs SL T20 Live Score Updates: Hardik’s India take on Sri Lanka at Wankhede – The Times of India

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Jan 03, 2023, 17:17:37 ISTT20 MATCH LIVE UPDATES Hardik Pandya will be expected to begin his full-time T20 captaincy tenure on a bold note as the Indian T20 team prepares to start its life beyond Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul with the three match series against Sri Lanka, beginning today.Read Less!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents = function() { (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; ...
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There should be good communication between selectors and senior players about their place in the team: Gautam Gambhir | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir called for clarity in team selection from BCCI and said on Thursday that there should be good communication between the selectors and the senior players if they are looking for players beyond them going forward.The BCCI announced squads for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday but has not clarified if the senior trio of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul along with Rishabh Pant has been rested or dropped for white-ball series starting January 3."There should be clarity. There should be good communication between the selectors and these players. If the selectors have decided to look beyond these guys, so be it. I think a lot of countries have done that," Gambhir told ESPNcricinfo.Gambhir wants more clarity when...
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‘The one thing he shouldn’t do is…’: Kumar Sangakkara has a word of caution for Sanju Samson

Rajasthan Royals (RR) head coach and Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara believes that Sanju Samson, who has been added to the India team for the T20I series against Sri Lanka needs to remain calm and not be “desperate.” Sangakkara also said that Samson needs to do justice to his talent when the series begins on January 3. Talking to Star Sports on their show ‘A Chat with Champions’ Sangakara said, “He’s got to keep things simple, just concentrate on batting. The IPL is one thing, playing for India is another. What you got to concentrate on, as Sanju Samson in the Indian side, is understanding what your job is. When you go out, make sure you’re relaxed, you have the clarity about how you’re going to play your role,” said Sangakkara. Talking about his Samson’s batting position, Sangaka...
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Ranji Trophy | Sanju Samson back on familiar turf, but in a different role

Sanju Samson. | Photo Credit: M. VEDHAN It is a different homecoming for Sanju Samson. Jaipur may have been his second home as the Rajasthan Royals captain, but this time it is with the Kerala team that he has reached the Pink City to take on Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament.Sanju and his men are in good spirits too, after scoring a splendid victory against Jharkhand in the opening fixture at Ranchi, where just about everything had gone right for them.After declaring on the final day, Kerala was able to bowl out the home side in under 62 overs (out of the maximum 67). The spinners — Kerala played four of them — had played the key role. But against Rajasthan, Kerala may drop one of them to accommodate a seamer. So M.D. Nidheesh or N.P. Basil could come in. There is cause...
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India’s wicket-keeper conundrum – Sanju Samson needs to be given a regular and consistent run, says Hemang Badani | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sanju Samson was just 21 when he wore the Indian jersey for the first time in a T20I match against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2015. He was then handed an ODI cap in 2021, almost 6 years after his debut in the shortest format of the game. Sanju, who is 28 now, has played 11 ODIs and 16 T20Is between 2015 and 2022, a career spanning 7 years and 5 months. Many believe that Samson has been continuously overlooked by the team management and sometimes the selectors too. He has been warming the benches in almost every series he has been named in the squad for, coming onto the field only to deliver drinks and replacement bats. (Getty Images)It's no secret that Rishabh Pant is usually India's first choice keeper. With the departure of Wriddhiman Saha, that's pretty much true across all thr...
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2nd ODI: Big guns face heat as India take on Bangladesh in must-win match | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's decorated top-order will be desperate to change the narrative and give a better account of itself against slow bowling in the do-or-die second ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Wednesday. Bowlers could not deliver when India needed one wicket to win the first ODI but there is no denying the fact that a star-studded batting line-up needs to show more responsibility. The last time India played a bilateral series in Bangladesh was back in 2015 when under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the team lost the three-match series 1-2 and the only win came in the dead third rubber. History could repeat itself at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium if spinners Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraj can once again keep the Indian batters under wraps between overs 11-40. That was the real period of s...
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Watch: Sanju Samson lands helping hand to ground staff in Hamilton | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sanju Samson was not the part of the second ODI between India and New Zealand which was washed out due to incessant rain in Hamilton on Sunday still the wicketkeeper batsman managed to win the hearts with his noble gesture. There were a number of stoppages in the match due to rain and the ground staff was seen having difficulties in dealing with the covers amid breezy wind. But Samson, who was on the ground that time, decided to land the helping hand to the staff. Sanju Samson. 💗https://t.co/QxtQMz4188— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 1669528797000Questions were also raised on Samson's exclusion from the match despite playing a decent 36-run knock in the first ODI. India made two changes to their playing eleven as Deepak Hooda and Deepak Chahar replaced Samson and Shardul...
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Ind vs NZ 2nd ODI | Rain plays spoilsport, match abandoned after two interruptions

Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill during the second one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park in Hamilton on November 27, 2022. | Photo Credit: AFP The second One-day International between India and New Zealand was abandoned due to persistent rain here on Sunday.New Zealand inserted India to bat after winning the toss but only 12.5 overs could be possible as twice the game had to be stopped due to rain.The game could not resume after the second rain-forced break when India were 89 for one in 12.5 overs.India lost Shikhar Dhawan (3) before Shubman Gill (45) and Suryakumar Yadav (34) added 66 runs for the second wicket.Rain first stopped play when India were 22 for no loss.New Zealand are leading the series 1-0, having won the Auckland ODI by seven wi...
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1st ODI India vs New Zealand: In 5 Points – The game that India dominated but blown away by Latham-Williamson show | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's inadequacy with the bowl again came to the fore in the first ODI against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. Having reduced the Kiwis to 88/3 in the 20th over, Tom Latham and Kane Williamson made a sensational comeback and cruised to a 307-run chase with 17 balls remaining. Latham smashed a career-best 145 not out and forged a marathon unbeaten 221-run stand with skipper Williamson (94*), to help New Zealand register their 13th consecutive ODI win at home, their longest winning run in ODIs at home. This was only the second time New Zealand successfully chased down a 300+ target against India in ODIs. Their highest was 348 in Hamilton, 2020. Here's a look at the five key moments of the first ODI:Top three clicked for India: The opening stand in any form of ...
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India vs NZ first ODI | Williamson wins toss, opts to bowl; Arshdeep, Umran make debuts

Umran Malik made his debut for India after missing out playing in the T20s. File | Photo Credit: Getty Images New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first One-Day International, here on Friday. India have handed debuts to Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik and are fielding both Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson. The visitors are playing with three specialist fast bowlers while the hosts are going in with four of them. Williamson had missed the final match of the T20I series due to a medical appointment but is back to lead the side. India had won the three-match T20 series 1-0. Teams India: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, 4 Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Sin...