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Suryakumar Yadav moves up to second spot in ICC T20 rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India batter Suryakumar Yadav has moved three spots up to the second position in the latest T20 rankings for batters. Suryakumar, who scored a 44-ball 76 in the third T20 International against the West Indies on Tuesday, moved within two rating points of top-ranked batter Babar Azam. The knock against the West Indies won Suryakumar the player of the match award. Suryakumar, who now has 816 rating points, leads the batting chart with 111 runs from three matches in the five-match series, which India lead 2-1. Meanwhile, South Africa batter Reeza Hendricks, who notched half-centuries in all three matches against England, has moved up 16 slots to 15th position. West Indies batter Brandon King (up 29 places to 27th), England's Jonny Bairstow (up 13 places to 31st) and South Africa's R...
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India vs Zimbabwe: KL Rahul injured again, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar make comeback to ODI fold | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior opener KL Rahul has been left out of the India squad which will travel to Zimbabwe for an ODI series next month after aggravating his hamstring injury, a development which could potentially jeopardise his T20 World Cup chances. India will play 3 ODIs in Zimbabwe on August 18, 20 and 22. Off-spinner Washington Sundar, who has made a stellar start to his English county career with Lancashire is back in the squad along with seamer Deepak Chahar after successful completion of his rehabilitation following hamstring and back injuries. Chahar has not played competitive cricket for five months now and also missed the 2022 IPL season. "KL Rahul has recovered from COVID-19 but his hamstring injury seems to have resurfaced. He was supposed to be picked for Zimbabwe but now one ca...
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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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England one of my favorite places to play cricket: Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur has earned the title of Lord from his teammates and the cricket fans. A name he believes he is referred to more for his performances vs England. ‘It shows how much people and my teammates love me’, he said in a recent video posted by bcci.tv. It is only poetically apt that Thakur loves to play cricket in England. ‘England is bowler’s paradise they say,” the 30-year old said. “The ball swings here and at a time you can get a lot of wickets, in one spell. So yeah, England is one of my favorite places to play cricket.” From fond memories of playing in England to the funniest nicknames given to him by his teammates. 👍👍 @imShard shares it all as #TeamIndia gear up for the rescheduled #ENGvIND Test at Edgbaston. 👌 👌 – By @RajalArora Full interview 🎥⬇️https://t.co/kewiZpuSmp pi...
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Would like to see Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur as third and fourth pacers for England Test: Ajit Agarkar | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar said he would prefer Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur as the team's third and the fourth pacers respectively when India take on England in the rescheduled fifth and final Test beginning in Edgbaston on Friday. With Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami a certainty in the playing XI, India has other pace options in Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav to choose from. "Siraj had a really good series last year when India played those four Tests (against England) and he is one of most improved bowlers around at the moment. So I don't see any reason why Siraj would miss out," Agarkar said during an interaction, organised by Sony Sports, the official broadcaster of the rescheduled test match. Agarkar felt that Shardul's ability with the ...
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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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IPL 2022: How players with Rs 10 Crore or more price tags did this season | Cricket News – Times of India

Do hefty price tags guarantee good performances by players in an IPL season? History has told us that that is not the case. Ahead of the ongoing 15th edition of the IPL two new teams joined the bandwagon, taking the total number of teams up to 10. That meant that these two teams were given the chance to sign players before the mega auction. It wasn't surprising to see that a few of the players who were signed were big names who commanded large price tags. In the mega auction itself there were multiple cricketers who were sold for Rs 10 Crore or more. TimesofIndia.com here takes a quick look at the statistics of all players (pre-signed or auction bought) who were bought for Rs 10 Crore or more and how they did in the league stage this time:(all statistics are till the end of the league s...
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IPL 2022: Rohit Sharma’s poor show left Mumbai Indians high and dry | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: His final innings in IPL 2022 summed up Rohit Sharma's worst season in the T20 league, both as a batsman and captain, in a nutshell. Needing 160 against the Delhi Capitals on Saturday night to salvage some pride in their last game of this edition, Mumbai Indians needed their captain, missing with the bat through the campaign, to come to the party, for once. However, all one saw was an out-of-form class batsman struggling to put bat to ball in his 13-ball two. The 35-year-old's misery ended when he chipped Anrich Nortje to Shardul Thakur at mid-on. Never before has the Mumbaikar -- easily amongst the top three white-ball batsmen in world cricket -- looked so ungainly, out-of-sorts and searching for answers. This is the first time that he finished an IPL without a single fifty - i...
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IPL 2022, MI vs DC: RCB clinch final playoff berth as Delhi Capitals stumble against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

Bumrah, Tim David star as MI prevent Delhi from taking final playoff spot; RCB through insteadMUMBAI: Tim David must be the most popular man in Bangalore at the moment. Cheered on by a packed crowd which included many Mumbai Indians fans and supporters of screaming RCB fans, David blasted a match-winning 11-ball 34, which included four huge sixes and two fours, to pull off a thrilling five-wicket win for MI over the Delhi Capitals. The win sent RCB into the IPL playoffs at Delhi's expense. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEPant misses crucial reviewDC, who needed a win to go through, were left heart-broken and rueing a massive missed opportunity to get Singaporean David off the first ball he faced, when their captain Rishabh Pant refused to review a nick behind the stumps off Sha...
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IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Highlights: RCB seal last playoff berth after MI beat DC by five wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore sneaked into the play-offs after Mumbai Indians broke Delhi Capitals' heart with a five-wicket win in their last IPL match here on Saturday. Already out of contention, MI played party poppers as they first restricted DC to 159 for 7 with Jasprit Bumrah snapping three wickets and then returned to overhaul the target in 19.1 overs to knock the 2020 finalists out of the tournament. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableWhile Ishan Kishan (48) and Dewald Brevis (37) kept MI in the hunt, it was Tim David's 11-ball 34-run cameo that brought the five-time champions back into the chase. Tilak Varma also chipped in with a crucial 17-ball 21. With MI at 95 for 3 in 14.3 overs, DC skipper Rishabh Pant made a strategic blunder as he refused to go for DRS after...
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IPL 2022: Mixing up deliveries paid off against Punjab Kings, says Shardul Thakur

Pacer Shardul Thakur credited his success against Punjab Kings to his decision to mix up deliveries, which paid rich dividends during the “big win” that kept Delhi Capitals in the IPL play-off race. Spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav were inspirational in the middle overs even as Shardul complemented the duo with career-best IPL figures as DC beat Punjab by 17 runs to climb to the fourth spot in the points table. Invited to bat, DC posted 159 for 7 courtesy Mitchell Marsh’s 48-ball 63 and then restricted Punjab to 142 for 9. Thakur (4/36), Axar (2/14) and Kuldeep (2/14) shared eight wickets among them while Anrich Nortje got the important wicket of Jonny Bairstow. “There was difference in both the side boundaries, but there was dew and it was humid, so I felt they could hit a six on ...
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IPL 2022: Delhi Capitals late charge takes them to Top four

Shardul Thakur’s four strikes first brought Delhi Capitals back into the game and then cut short a late fightback by Punjab Kings to deliver a crucial 17-run win that took his team to fourth position on the table, with 14 points and the fourth-best net run-rate so far. Marsh carries DC again In DC’s previous match at the same ground four nights ago against Rajasthan Royals, Mitchell Marsh had powered seven sixes in a match-winning 89 off 62. That knock, though, had come in the chase with the ball coming on better than it had in the first innings. Against PK, Marsh had to come in the second ball of the match after David Warner’s golden duck. With a 6-3 field set to protect the shorter boundary, Marsh still took on the longer side when the bowling became too predictable, seeking to force ...
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IPL 2022, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Highlights: DC beat PBKS by 17 runs, inch closer to play-off berth | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav were inspirational in the middle overs even as Shardul Thakur complemented the duo with career-best IPL figures as Delhi Capitals inched closer towards play-off qualifications beating Punjab Kings by 17 runs in an IPL match on Monday. Invited to bat, DC posted 159 for 7 courtesy Mitchell Marsh's 48-ball 63 and then restricted Punjab to 142 for 9. Thakur (4/36), Axar (2/14) and Kuldeep (2/14) shared eight wickets among them while Anrich Nortje got the important wicket of Jonny Bairstow. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableIt is between overs 6-14 where Delhi won the game as Kuldeep and Axar cumulatively gave away only 28 runs in seven overs with four wickets between them. With this win, DC jumped a place to fourth with 14 points fro...
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IPL 2022: Genuine pace of Umran Malik will be hard to ignore, says Ian Chappell | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: India's cricketing establishment has over the years shown patience in grooming a pack of world-class bowlers but in near future, the genuine pace of Umran Malik will be hard to ignore, feels former Australia captain Ian Chappell. Chappell, one of the most respected voices in world cricket, says that the advent of IPL has acted as a catalyst for India's "enormous depth in pace bowling" and it is not showing any signs of abating. "India's pace-bowling revolution shows no sign of abating, and the name on IPL watchers' lips is currently that of the pacy Umran Malik. In the past India has displayed patience in developing its fast-bowling group but the genuine pace of Malik will be hard to ignore," Chappell wrote in his column for 'ESPNcricinfo'. "In a world where fast bowling is a va...
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Makhaya Ntini’s son Thando in Dinesh Lad’s tutelage this summer | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Cricket has no boundaries. Dinesh Lad, the childhood coach of the likes of India captain Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Shardul Thakur, is currently coaching South African pacer Makhaya Ntini’s son Thando at the Swami Vivekanand School ground at Gorai Extension, Borivali. It’s the same ground on which Rohit and Shardul learnt their cricket from Lad. “Thando has been training under me for the past two days. He is here till June 2,” Lad tells TOI. While Ntini took 390 Test wickets in an epic career, the 21-year-old Thando is finding his feet in the game. A left-hand batsman and a right-arm seamer, he was a member of South Africa’s 2018 Under-19 World Cup team and has played for Western Province and Kwa-Zulu Natal (Dolphins) in South Africa’s domestic cricket. In 14 first-class games...
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IPL 2022, Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants Highlights: LSG take a step towards play-offs as Mohsin, Rahul star in six-run win over DC | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Unheralded Uttar Pradesh left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan put up an exceptional bowling performance as Lucknow Super Giants beat Delhi Capitals by six runs on Sunday, thereby taking a giant stride towards qualifying for the IPL play-offs. It was skipper KL Rahul's 77 off 51 balls and newly promoted Deepak Hooda's 52 off 34 balls that propelled LSG to an imposing 195 for 3 despite stuttering towards the end of the innings. In reply, Mohsin (4/16 in 4 overs) got breakthroughs exactly when things seemed to spiral out of control as Delhi Capitals finally managed 189 for 7 in the end. Scorecard | As it happened | Points TableLSG now have 14 points from 10 games and another win out of the remaining four games would seal a play-off spot for them considering 16 being the magic number in most ...
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IPL 2022, DC vs RCB: Stung by Covid, anxious Delhi Capitals look to find their groove | Cricket News – Times of India

Physio positive, Delhi players confined to rooms before RCB tieTwo wins from four matches don't make for a bad report card, but Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant and coach Ricky Ponting will know they are far from an ideal start. Now they have other troubles too. Just as the team was looking to get into the groove ahead of Saturday's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, each member was confined to their rooms on Friday after physio Patrick Farhart tested positive for Covid-19. Ponting and Pant will be keeping their fingers crossed and hope nobody else returns positive on Saturday. It will be a few anxious hours for the team, which is still seeking its perfect combination. Three weeks into the tournament, this is where teams pull away from the rest or lag behind. The points table...
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IPL 2022: More all-rounders you have, better it is for any team in T20s, says Shardul Thakur | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: When it comes to all-rounders, more the merrier, feels Delhi Capitals' Shardul Thakur, who feels that multi-skilled cricketers become key when specialists fail in one department. The Capitals have all-rounders in abundance including the likes of Mitchell Marsh, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Mandeep Singh and Thakur himself. "We have great depth in our batting. The more all-rounders are there, the better it is for any team in T20s. "If we lose quick wickets at the top, then the role of the players batting at 6,7 & 8 becomes important," Thakur was quoted as saying in a DC media release. Thakur, who has made vital contributions with ball and bat in the ongoing IPL so far, said he aims to make an impact in every match. "The environment within the team is quite good. There are a lot o...
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals highlights: DC return to winning ways by out-batting KKR as Kuldeep exacts sweet revenge | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Openers Prithvi Shaw and David Warner's fearless batting laid the foundation as Delhi Capitals out-batted Kolkata Knight Riders by 44 runs to notch up their second win in the IPL here on Sunday. On a batting belter, KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer's decision to put Delhi Capitals in backfired as they piled up 215 for five riding on half-centuries from Shaw (51 off 29 balls) and Warner (61 off 45 balls). In reply, KKR were all-out for 171 in 19.4 overs and it was left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav's evening at the Brabourne Stadium as he exacted sweet revenge against a franchise that didn't treat him too well during his stint as his career came to a halt. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableThe scoreboard pressure was always telling and Kuldeep's (4/35 in 4 overs), who is proving to be...
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IPL 2022, GT vs DC: Explosive captains take centre stage in Gujarat Titans-Delhi Capitals clash | Cricket News – Times of India

Buoyed by their respective back-to-the-walls victories against Lucknow Supergiants and Mumbai Indians, two of India's most explosive batters - Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant - will lead Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals respectively, hoping to get the better of each other at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday. While left-arm spinner Axar Patel and all-rounder Lalit Verma rescued the Capitals from a precarious position to chase 179 with 10 balls remaining in their opening game, the Titans were grateful to the lower-order hitting from David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Abhinav Manohar to scrape past Supergiants in their debut clash. Travel thrills and training drills - a Thursday well spent. 🙌#AavaDe #SeasonOfFirsts https://t.co/tRxAm7yNn5— Gujarat Titans (@gujar...