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Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill: India revel in new opening pair | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: The only complaint that you can have with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, who represent the bright present and future of Indian cricket, after the third ODI against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium on Tuesday is that they couldn't carry on after their sparkling centuries.However, the duo again enhanced their growing reputation as perhaps the most formidable opening combination in ODIs at the moment, something which augurs well for India as they build up towards the ODI World Cup on Indian soil later this year.1/9Top 5 - The Best of Rohit Sharma & Shubman Gill's opening standsShow CaptionsHands down the best opening partnership between the veteran Rohit Sharma and youngster Shubman Gill. <br /><br />The duo attacked the Kiwi bowlers in the 3rd ODI from the word go...
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Sublime Shubman Gill hits blistering century against New Zealand, equals Babar Azam’s most runs record in a bilateral 3-match ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Shubman Gill is in the form of his life as the star Indian player once again stamped his authority as an opening batter with a blistering ODI century against New Zealand in the third ODI at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday.The opening duo of skipper Rohit Sharma, who brought up his 30th ODI century, and Gill also brought up their fourth straight fifty-plus opening wicket stand in ODIs and their third in as many matches in the series vs New Zealand.Centurion Shubman (360) also equalled Babar Azam's most runs record in a bilateral 3-match ODI series made against West Indies in 2016.Shubman, who notched up his 4th ODI ton, hit 5 sixes and 13 fours in his 78-ball 112 runs knock in Indore. Shubman's century came on the back of his roaring double ton against the visi...
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Sublime Shubman Gill hits maiden ODI double century, becomes youngest to attain the feat | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Talented Shubman Gill is on top of the world at the moment as the Indian opening batter showed his masterclass with a roaring maiden ODI double century against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.Gill (23 years 132 days) also became the youngest player to attain the feat as he surpassed teammate Ishan Kishan (24 years 145 days), who recently struck the fastest-ever double hundred in men’s ODI cricket in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.Batting on 182, Gill reached the landmark in style as he hit Kiwi paceman Lockie Ferguson for three back-to-back humongous sixes to complete his 200.A SIX to bring up his Double Hundred 🫡🫡Watch that moment here, ICYMI 👇👇#INDvNZ #TeamIndia @S...
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Shubman Gill surpasses Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, becomes fastest Indian to score 1000 ODI runs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Talented opening batter Shubman Gill rewrote record books on Wednesday as he became the fastest Indian to score 1000 ODI runs during the first ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.Gill, who slammed his second successive hundred inside four days, took only 19 innings to attain the milestone, surpassing Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan's record of 24 innings.Milestone 🚨 - Shubman Gill becomes the fastest Indian to score 1000 ODI runs in terms of innings (19) 👏👏Live -… https://t.co/DSDTonbZXr— BCCI (@BCCI) 1674037411000Overall, Gill is also the second best along with Imam-ul-Haq after Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman who took 18 innings to score 1000 ODI runs.Gill, whose previous century came against Sri Lanka on Sunday, s...
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IPL 2023: Sunil Joshi appointed Punjab Kings’ spin bowling coach | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: To bolster their spin bowling department, Punjab Kings roped in former India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi as spin bowling coach ahead of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL)."We are excited to announce that former Indian left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed as Punjab Kings' spin bowling coach," said the franchise on its Twitter account.We are excited to announce that former Indian left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed as Punjab Kings Spin… https://t.co/4fDDkM7AjR— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) 1673865261000Joshi was more recently a member of the India senior men's selection committee, where he was initially the chairman in March 2020, before Chetan Sharma replaced him in the five-member panel. He was on the committee till a new panel was ap...
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Not possible to play all formats in World Cup year: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

Haven't decided to give up T20s yet, says RohitGUWAHATI: India captain Rohit Sharma on Monday dismissed speculation that Hardik Pandya was set to be the full-time T20I captain and that he would take a backseat in the shortest format."Firstly, it is not possible to play back-to-back matches. You need to give them enough break. I definitely fall in that as well. We have three T20Is against New Zealand. We will see what happens after IPL. I have not decided to give up the format," Rohit said."It was made clear in the past that it's a World Cup year for us, the 50-over World Cup, and for some of the guys, it's not possible to play all formats. If you look at the schedule, the matches are back-to-back. So, we decided to look at players' workload. We give them enough break and manage them," R...
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Becoming most expensive T20 bowler was a harsh lesson: Kasun Rajitha | Cricket News – Times of India

Sri Lanka pacer Kasun Rajitha says mental strength is key in T20sPUNE: The last time Kasun Rajitha played at the Gahunje Stadium, in 2016, he came in as a debutant and went back as player of the match.The pacer took the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane in his first over and Shikhar Dhawan in his third in Sri Lanka's five-wicket win over India in their first T20 at the venue.Rajitha has come back to Pune for another T20, and in the past eight years, despite getting off to a dream start, he has realized that T20 cricket is never an easy format for the bowlers."You need to be mentall y very strong when you play T20s," he said on Thursday.The realization for Kasun, 29, happened in 2019 when he became the most expensive bowler in the history of the format. Kasun was hit for 75 runs...
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For Team India, some highs in a year of lows | Cricket News – Times of India

Indian cricket may have failed to meet its usual high expectations in a World Cup year but there were reasons to cheer too. TOI takes a look at the brighter side...This wasn’t the best year for India on the cricket pitch. It started with a series loss against South Africa. India were then unable to hold on to a lead against England, being blown away by their ‘Bazball’ approach at a crucial juncture. That was followed by an early exit from the Asia Cup, a humiliating defeat in the T20 World Cup semifinal and an ODI series loss in Bangladesh. Still, there were moments that made the Indian fan believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. TOI charts out the high points for India in a difficult year...WINNING THE MATCH OF THE YEAR AGAINST PAKISTANWhile 2022 was marked by disappointm...
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A call on Shikhar Dhawan’s future expected after Ishan Kishan emerges strong contender | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan's ODI future is likely to be discussed by the new selection committee, which is expected to be formed soon, and a tough call will not be a surprise after Ishan Kishan emerged as a strong option with his scintillating double hundred. Dhawan has struggled badly in eight out of his last nine ODIs. Also, the left-hander batted with a dated approach, which is proving to be detrimental for the team during the Powerplay overs. It is not always about intent but also the inability to force the pace with a limited range of strokes to choose from. Shubman Gill or a Kishan are more innovative in this day and age of T20s. While no date has been given, the BCCI will hold a review meeting of the team's performance and discuss the roadmap with head coach Dravid ...
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We know how to bounce back: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh pipped India by one wicket in a low-scoring opening one-dayer in Dhaka on Sunday. And one of the main reasons of India's loss was the failure of the top-order batters. The experienced trio of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli had a torrid outing that resulted visitors putting up a lowly total against the hosts. As India gear up for the must-win game on Wednesday, opener Dhawan is confident of team making a strong comeback in the three-match series. "This is not the first time we have lost the first game in a series. This is quite normal, we know how to bounce back from these situations. We're very, very confident," said Dhawan on the eve of the match. "We have analysed where we need to improve. Surely, we will create more impact in the coming games. We a...
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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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Shikhar Dhawan among Delhi probables for Ranji Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who last played a red-ball game three years ago, has been named among Delhi's 39 probables for the Ranji Trophy beginning December 13. Dhawan plays only the 50-over format for India besides the IPL. The 37-year-old did play a few games in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy and the recent 50-over Vijay Hazare tournament. To the disappointment of some in the Delhi camp, the final squad will be announced on December 8 or 9 ahead of their opener against hosts Maharashtra in Pune, giving them hardly any time to prepare. "Shikhar's experience will come in handy for the team. We are hoping that he is able to play a few games, if not all," said a DDCA source. As per the probables list released by DDCA, the 39 members were supposed to report at Roshanara Grou...
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India vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI: KL Rahul’s costly drop and Mehidy Hasan’s sensational fightback | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mehidy Hasan Miraz probably played an innings of his life to help Bangladesh snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the first ODI against India in Mirpur on Sunday. Miraz produced a sensational 39-ball 38-run cameo as Bangladesh chased down 187 in 46 overs and pulled off a sensational one wicket victory to give the hosts 1-0 lead in the three-match series. While India produced yet another poor batting show which saw them get all-out for 186 in 41.2 overs, the bowlers did a splendid job to reduce Bangladesh to 136 for 9 in the 40th over. But KL Rahul's drop of Mehidy, when Bangladesh still needed 32 runs, turned out to be costly for India. Here's look at the key moments of the match:Top order fails again: Bangladesh bowlers justified their skipper Litton Das' decision of bo...
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India vs Bangladesh 1st ODI | Top-order composition in focus as Dhawan, Rahul jostle for opening spot

A consistent Shikhar Dhawan and a supremely talented K. L. Rahul will battle it out for the opener's slot even as a top-heavy Indian batting line-up will aim for transformation and show more intent against a gutsy Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series, starting Sunday. Throw a fabulously consistent young turk Shubman Gill (rested for this series) into the mix, and coach Rahul Dravid will struggle to fit in all the boxes of this jigsaw puzzle called Indian top-order. The focus for the next one year will primarily be on ODIs and just like the T20Is, India's approach in the 50-over format needs a sea change. Sometimes having a plethora of options isn't actually a good headache to have as it creates more confusion among the rank and file of the team. When there are similar skill set opt...
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Shikhar Dhawan says Bangladesh ODI series will be a more practical journey towards World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday made it clear that, with senior players back in the mix, for the upcoming Bangladesh ODI series will set the tone for Team India for the next year's World Cup. "In Bangladesh, all senior players will be back. That will be a more practical journey towards the World Cup," Dhawan said after the third ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch. “More Asian wickets is a practical journey to the World Cup for us, " added Dhawan. India lost the three-match ODI series 0-1 after rain washed out the third and final game. The visitors could have lost the series by a bigger margin as chasing 220, New Zealand were cruising at 104/1 in 18 overs, 50 runs ahead of the Duckworth-Lewis par score, when rain interrupted the game yet again in the white-ba...
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Ind vs NZ 3rd ODI | Rain washes out third ODI, India loses series against New Zealand 0-1

India’s Washington Sundar reacts as New Zealand’s Devon Conway runs between wickets during the third and final one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on November 30, 2022. | Photo Credit: AFP India lost the three-match ODI series against New Zealand 0-1 after the third game was called off due to rain in Christchurch on November 30.Sent in to bat, India were all out for 219 in 47.3 overs with Washington Sundar (51) and Shreyas Iyer (49) doing the bulk of the scoring.In reply, New Zealand were comfortably placed at 104 for one in 18 overs when the heavens opened up. Shreyas Iyer bats during the ODI between India and New Zealand at Hagley Oval, in Christchurch, New Zealand on November 30, 2022. | Photo Credit: AP With rain showing...
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IND vs NZ 3rd ODI: Rain washes out Christchurch ODI; New Zealand win series 1-0 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Relentless rain washed out the third and final one-day international between India and New Zealand at the Hagley Oval, in Christchurch, on Wednesday as the hosts won the three-match series 1-0. New Zealand won the opening ODI at Eden Park, in Auckland, by seven wickets. The remaining two ODIs - in Hamilton and Christchurch - were washed out due to rain. Eyeing a 2-0 sweep, New Zealand were 50 runs ahead on the Duckworth-Lewis method but at least 20 overs of play were needed for the match to be complete. The third & final #NZvIND ODI is called off due to rain 🌧️New Zealand win the series 1-0.Scorecard 👉… https://t.co/p2oar0jyQo— BCCI (@BCCI) 1669799258000With rain showing no signs of relenting, the umpires decided to call off the contest. Devon Conway (38 not out) and skip...
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Ind vs NZ 3rd ODI | New Zealand bowls out India for 219

Shreyas Iyer bats during the ODI between India and New Zealand at Hagley Oval, in Christchurch, New Zealand on November 30, 2022 | Photo Credit: AP Indian batters struggled to get going against a spirited New Zealand bowling attack to be dismissed for a paltry 219 in the third and final ODI here on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.Washington Sundar top-scored with a 64-ball 51, while Shreyas Iyer made 49 in an otherwise batting flop show by India as they were bowled out in 47.3 overs.For New Zealand, Adam Milne (3/57) and Daryl Mitchell (3/25) were the pick of the bowlers, while Tim Southee returned with figures of 2 for 36. Brief Scores: India: 219 all out in 47.3 overs (Washington Sundar 51, Shreyas Iyer 49; Adam Milne 3/57, Daryl Mitchell 3/25). New Zealand opts to bowl Earlier, New Zea...
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Ind vs NZ 3nd ODI | New Zealand opts to bowl

New Zealand’s coach Gary Stead (C) talks with Kane Williamson (R) ahead of the third and final one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on November 30, 2022. | Photo Credit: AFP New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson opted to bowl after winning the toss in the third and final ODI against India here on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.India retained the same playing XI that played the abandoned second ODI, while New Zealand brought in Adam Milne in place of Michael Bracewell. The toss was delayed briefly due to a drizzle but no overs were lost. The second ODI was washed out in Hamilton on Sunday following two rain interruptions. Hosts New Zealand lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the opening ODI by seven wickets in Hamilton on...
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India vs New Zealand Live Scorecard: All eyes on the sky as IND lock horns with NZ in 3rd and final ODI

India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI tip-off XI: Sanju Samson unlikely to play, Kuldeep for Yuzvendra Chahal Sanju Samson (BCCI/Twitter) Ahead of the series, stand-in coach VVS Laxman said multi-dimensional players are the need of the hour in T20 cricket. “We need bowlers who can bat and batters who can bowl.” But again, the lack of a sixth bowling option has become an achillies heel for Team India. The non-inclusion of Sanju Samson in the T20Is against New Zealand have raised eyebrows. While Samson’s omission invited plenty of criticism, but he was again ommited from the second ODI because India can’t afford to drop to Rishabh Pant and lack of bowling options among the specialist batters also effectively mean that Sanju Samson has to once again sit out, like the last game where Deepak Hooda,...