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Injury-hit India chase vital Test points against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

CHITTAGONG: India face Bangladesh in the first of two Tests from Wednesday hoping to bulldoze the hosts for some much-needed ICC Championship points and preserve their unbeaten record against them. The visitors however have injury woes with captain Rohit Sharma out for at least the first match in Chittagong and fast bowler Mohammed Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja playing no part in the series. Bangladesh will also be buoyed after winning the one-day series 2-1 in a further demonstration of India's white-ball frailties ahead of hosting next year's 50-over World Cup. The Two Captains - @klrahul & Shakib Al Hasan pose with the silverware ahead of the two-match Test series.#BANvIND https://t.co/IlcH39MncZ— BCCI (@BCCI) 1670832961000The five-day games form part of the ICC World Tes...
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Jaydev Unadkat to replace Mohammed Shami for Bangladesh Tests | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: A year can be a long, long time in the life of a cricketer. Ask Jaydev Unadkat. On January 4, 2022, soon after the BCCI postponed the 2021-22 season of the Ranji Trophy indefinitely due to rising Covid-19 cases, the 31-year-old posted a picture of the red cricket ball, and urged for it to give him "one more chance." "Dear red ball, please give me one more chance.. I'll make you proud, promise!" wrote the Saurashtra captain. Well, the red ball HAS given him a chance. Dear red ball, please give me one more chance.. I’ll make you proud, promise! https://t.co/ThPUOpRlyR— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) 1641314519000On Saturday, TOI learnt that the experienced left-arm seamer was recalled into the Indian team when he was picked as a replacement for the injured Mohammed Shami for the upcom...
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2nd unofficial Test: Saurabh Kumar grabs six as India ‘A’ crush Bangladesh ‘A’ by an innings and 123 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

SYLHET: Left-arm orthodox spinner Saurabh Kumar ran through Bangladesh 'A' batting line-up as India 'A' clinched the two 'Test' series with a commanding innings and 123-run victory in the second and final game here on Friday. With his performance, Saurabh has staked a strong claim to replace an injured Ravindra Jadeja in the Indian Test squad for the upcoming series against Bangladesh, starting December 14. Having conceded a mammoth 310-run first innings lead, Bangladesh 'A' performed even worse in their second innings, being shot out for a paltry 187 in 79.5 overs. In the first innings, Bangladesh were a shade better, scoring 252 and India replied with a massive 562, riding on skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran's superb 157. Saurabh, who also had a five-wicket haul in the second innings of the...
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India vs Bangladesh Tests: Rohit Sharma likely to be replaced by Abhimanyu Easwaran | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Team India captain Rohit Sharma, who dislocated his left hand thumb while fielding in the second ODI on Wednesday, is likely to be replaced by India A skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran for the two Test series against Bangladesh. "Abhimanyu Easwaran has scored back to back hundreds in ongoing A Test series and is an opener. In all likelihood, he will join the squad in Chattogram after finishing his second A Test in Sylhet," a senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. With Rohit missing due to injury, stand-in skipper KL Rahul and Shubman Gill would be opening the innings for India in Chattogram and Dhaka, even though Easwaran might come in as Rohit's cover. 🗣️ 🗣️ Head Coach Rahul Dravid takes us through the injury status of captain Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar & Kuld...
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Saurabh Kumar registers match-haul of 9 but Bangladesh A hold onto draw against India A | Cricket News – Times of India

COX BAZAR (Bangladesh): Left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar staked a strong claim as Ravindra Jadeja's replacement for the upcoming Test series with a match-haul of nine wickets as Bangladesh A's tail wagged vigorously to prevent India A from winning the first unofficial Test match on Friday. Having conceded a huge first innings lead of 353 runs, Bangladesh A were hanging by the thread at 343 for 9 after battling for 151 overs in the second innings before the match ended in a draw. Having got four wickets in the first innings, Saurabh was brilliant in the second innings as he had figures of 5/63 in 43 overs but off-spinner Jayant Yadav's lack of penetration (1/134 in 47 overs) from the other end became the difference between a defeat and a draw. Saurabh's match figures had an impressive look...
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Saurabh Kumar set to replace unfit Ravindra Jadeja for Test series in Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who is undergoing rehab after suffering a knee injury during the Asia Cup in September, is set to be ruled out of the Test series in Bangladesh as well, with left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar likely to replace him in the squad, TOI has learnt. The UP bowler is currently with the India A side in Bangladesh, and was a part of the squad in the home Tests against Sri Lanka earlier this year. A formal announcement will be made in this regard by the BCCI soon. Left-arm spinning allrounder Shahbaz Ahmed had replaced Jadeja for the ODIs. In 52 First-Class games for Services and UP, the 29-yearold Saurabh Kumar has taken 222 wickets @24.57. The Tests will be held from December 14-18 at Chattogram, and December 22-26 at Mirpur. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { ...
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Saurabh Kumar set to replace unfit Ravindra Jadeja for Test series in Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who is undergoing rehab after suffering a knee injury during the Asia Cup in September, is set to be ruled out of the Test series in Bangladesh as well, with left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar likely to replace him in the squad, TOI has learnt. The UP bowler is currently with the India A side in Bangladesh, and was a part of the squad in the home Tests against Sri Lanka earlier this year. A formal announcement will be made in this regard by the BCCI soon. Left-arm spinning allrounder Shahbaz Ahmed had replaced Jadeja for the ODIs. In 52 First-Class games for Services and UP, the 29-yearold Saurabh Kumar has taken 222 wickets @24.57. The Tests will be held from December 14-18 at Chattogram, and December 22-26 at Mirpur. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { ...
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Irani Trophy: Saurashtra delay inevitable vs Rest of India with spirited batting show | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Saurashtra's middle and lower-order showed a lot of stomach for fight, adding 281 runs by No. 6 to 8 batters, but Rest of India remained firm favourites to win the Irani Cup match here on Monday. At stumps on third day, Saurashtra reached to 368/8, riding on half-centuries from the quartet comprising Sheldon Jackson (71), Arpit Vasavada (55), Prerak Mankad (72) and skipper Jaydev Unadkat (78 batting). The overall lead is 92 runs now and Saurashtra would like to stretch it to at least 175 in order to set the cat among the pigeons. With 276 runs in arrears, Saurashtra were literally staring at a humiliating innings defeat after being reduced to 87 for 5 before lunch. However, Jackson and Vasavada, who have bailed Saurashtra out many-a-times in the past, added 117 runs for the sixt...
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Saurabh Kumar’s all-round show puts ROI in firm control in Irani Cup

All-rounder Saurabh Kumar hit a strokeful fifty before returning to snap two wickets as Rest of India tightened the noose around Saurashtra on day 2 of the Irani Cup match here on Sunday. Saurabh smashed 10 boundaries in his 78-ball 55 and added 71 with Jayant Yadav (37) for the seventh wicket to take ROI close to the 350-mark after Sarfaraz Khan dominated the opening day with a century. It was Saurabh’s innings which helped ROI grab a solid 276-run first-innings lead over Saurashtra. Chetan Sakariya starred with a fifer but Saurashtra lost two wickets in the final session of Day 2, trailing Rest of India by 227 runs. Here’s how the action unfolded 🎥 🔽https://t.co/vQwD9L697T#IraniCup | #SAUvROI | @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/oZUPsy9KAu — BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) October 2, 202...
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Irani Trophy: Saurabh Kumar’s all-round show puts ROI in firm control | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: All-rounder Saurabh Kumar hit a strokeful fifty before returning to snap two wickets as Rest of India tightened the noose around Saurashtra on day 2 of the Irani Trophy match on Sunday. Saurabh smashed 10 boundaries in his 78-ball 55 and added 71 with Jayant Yadav (37) for the seventh wicket to take ROI close to the 350-mark after Sarfaraz Khan dominated the opening day with a century. It was Saurabh's innings which helped ROI grab a solid 276-run first-innings lead over Saurashtra. The 29-year-old from Uttar Pradesh then returned to dismiss both the Saurashtra openers -- Harvik Desai (20) and Snell Patel (16) -- as ROI gained further ascendency in the match. At stumps, Chirag Jani (3 batting) and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (8 batting) were at the crease with Saurashtra, the 2019-20 ...
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Irani Cup: Pujara and ‘five openers’ in focus as Saurashtra take on ROI | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Veteran Cheteshwar Pujara would strive to stay relevant in the national team's scheme of things with a purposeful knock when Saurashtra clashes with Rest of India, a side that is packed with five specialist openers, in the Irani Cup clash starting here Saturday. While Madhya Pradesh are the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy champions, Saurashtra will be playing the Irani Trophy by virtue of being the 2019-20 champions as the one-off match wasn't held for successive seasons due to COVID-19. Gone are those days when the Rest of India versus Ranji champions' encounter used to be a virtual national team trial game where a good performance was a sure shot ticket towards an entry into the national dressing room. An Irani Cup in 2022 is more about being in the scheme of things as far as reserve ben...