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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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I don’t see him ending in the mix (for T20 World Cup): Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain, Sunil Gavaskar has expressed his doubts over Shikhar Dhawan’s return in the T20 squad ahead of the World Cup in Australia this year. The India great believes the southpaw is unlikely to work his way back into contention and feature at this year’s Men’s T20 world tournament. “No. I don’t see his name popping up,” Gavaskar said on air during the recently concluded India-South Africa T20I series. “If it had to pop up, it would have been in this squad (to play Ireland). A lot of guys have gone to England and he could have been in this squad. If he is not in this squad, I don’t see him ending in the mix (for T20 World Cup).” Dhawan last played a T20I for India back in July 2021, when he led a young side in the three T20Is in Sri Lanka. The 36-year old has only feature...
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Fast track: 22-year-old Umran Malik from J&K rockets into Team India | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Tearaway pacer Umran Malik, who's rocked the Indian Premier League with his thunderbolts, has earned a much-anticipated call-up to the Indian team for the five-match T20I series against South Africa, which will kick off on June 9 in Delhi. Malik, 22, son of a fruit seller in Jammu, has been generating fearsome pace above 150kmph on a regular basis. His hostile spells for Sunrisers Hyderabad have had batsman hopping, fans cheering and pundits calling for his inclusion in Team India. All-time great Dale Steyn, who's mentoring Malik at SRH, hailed him as a superstar in the making. Batting for J&K's express fast bowler Umran Malik, former Team India coach Ravi Shastri recently said he should be given a central contract by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) right away and carefully ...
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IPL 2022, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Highlights: Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets to finish sixth | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Punjab Kings ended their campaign on a winning note, crushing an already demoralised Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in an inconsequential final IPL league match here on Sunday. Batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed only 157 for 8 on a good batting track. But it was never going to be enough as Liam Livingstone made mincemeat of a hapless SRH attack, scoring 49 not out off 22 balls, and also hitting the coveted 1000th six of the tournament. That's that from Match 70 as @PunjabKingsIPL end their campaign on a winning note. Win by 5 wickets in 15.1 overs.… https://t.co/UEH54ahXk8— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1653240984000Shikhar Dhawan (39 off 32 balls) and Jitesh Sharma (19 off 7 balls) also contributed handsomely to the team's cause as the chase was completed in just 15.1...
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On selection radar for South Africa series: Umran Malik, Mohsin Khan, Dinesh Karthik | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Emerging stars like Umran Malik and Mohsin Khan could be rewarded for their IPL performances while old-horses Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik are likely to return to the T20 set up when the India squad is picked for the home series against South Africa on Sunday. All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has not played for India since the T20 World Cup last year, has shown form and fitness in the IPL and is set to be included in the squad for the five-game series beginning June 9. He is finally back to bowling regularly, which was critical in his national comeback bid. After a two-month long IPL and with the Test team due to depart for England on June 15, some of the all-format players including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah could be rested for the home serie...
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Shikhar Dhawan sees himself playing top-flight cricket for at least next three years, still have a lot to contribute in T20s | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India opener Shikhar Dhawan remains an integral part of the ODI set-up but feels he still has a lot to contribute in the T20 format as he looks to play at the highest level for at least another three years. The 36-year-old from Delhi has had another consistent run in the IPL, scoring 421 runs for Punjab Kings with one game remaining. The last time the stylish opener scored less than 300 runs in the competition was back in 2015, highlighting his consistency. However, despite being among the runs and leading India on tour of Sri Lanka last year, Dhawan did not find a place in the last T20 World Cup squad. The competition for spots is only getting intense in the Indian team but Dhawan is expected to make a T20 comeback with the home series against South Africa beginning June 9. ...
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Rohit, Pant, Rahul, Bumrah to be rested for SA series; Dhawan and Pandya in line for captaincy

Many seniors including captain Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are all set to be rested for the upcoming five-match T20 series against South Africa, with an eye on the marquee tour of England in July. Besides, the national selection committee is also set to excuse Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant from the engagements against the Proteas. It is understood that veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has impressed one and all with his captaincy for Gujarat Titans in IPL-15, are in reckoning for the leadership role for both South Africa and the short two-match T20I series against Ireland. The T20 rubber against the Proteas will start in the national capital on June 9 with the remaining matches being held at Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot and Bengaluru respectively. The sq...
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IPL 2022, PBKS vs RR: Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals look to stay in playoffs race | Cricket News – Times of India

On a high after the morale-boosting win over table-toppers Gujarat Titans, Mayank Agarwal-led PBKS will be eager to carry on the momentum when they take on a struggling Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday in the IPL. Languishing at the bottom half of the points table, the 7th ranked Punjab side has once again been plagued by habitual inconsistency and as a result have managed to win only five of their 10 outings so far. Already into the business end of the tournament, Punjab sorely needed a comprehensive win to resurrect their wayward campaign, and the eight-wicket win over the Titans came at the right juncture. Steered by Kagiso Rabada's four-wicket burst and Shikhar Dhawan's elegant half-century, the win over Gujarat with four overs to spare also pushed Punjab's net r...
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GT vs PBKS: Fed to the Gills, Liam ‘Filler-a-Miller’ Livingstone & Bowler, the boulder

Shubman Gill wasn’t happy, but it felt like not owning up his mistake. Gill misjudged the single, after pushing a Sandeep Sharma delivery towards extra cover. To start with, he timed the ball a little too well and it travelled quickly to Rishi Dhawan. Gill set off as soon as he hit the ball and maybe, he was confident to take on Dhawan’s arm. The batsman had to get around Sharma who was completing his follow-through. Dhawan broke the stumps with a direct hit and Gill was well short. It didn’t even need the third umpire. But Gill thought that Sharma got in the way and seemingly took umbrage. Not a fair call that. The bowler wasn’t guilty and Gill searching for an excuse attested frustration. WICKET! Shubman Gill is run out for 9 runs.#GT lose their first. Live – https://t.co/LcfJL3lO5i...
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IPL 2022: Batting first doesn’t pay for GT

Gujarat Titans suffered only their second loss of the season as their batsmen failed when their captain asked them to set a target instead of their preferred chasing mode. Sai Sudharsan’s 65 carried them only as far as 143/8 after Kagiso Rabada’s four strikes, and Shikhar Dhawan anchored a straightforward Punjab Kings chase which ended early with some fireworks from Liam Livingstone. GT’s DY woes The table-toppers have been tested the most at DY Patil Stadium this season. Their only loss heading into Tuesday night’s match had come here – against Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets. They’ve either chosen to bat first or been asked to set a target in all their four matches at the ground. But they have clearly preferred chasing, as evidenced by a season’s death-overs run rate of 13.04 bat...
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IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings Highlights: Punjab put together perfect game to end Titans’ winning run | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Shikhar Dhawan struck a fine half-century as error-prone Punjab Kings finally produced a clinical performance to beat Gujarat Titans by eight wickets and end the IPL table leaders' five-match winning streak on Tuesday. Pacer Kagiso Rabada snared four wickets as Punjab Kings restricted formidable Gujarat Titans to a below-par 143 for eight after Hardik Pandya opted to bat first. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TablePunjab, who made a mess of what should have been a straightforward chase in their last game, learned from their mistakes to pace the innings much better and overcome the target in 16 overs. Dhawan (62 not out off 53 balls) scored his third half-century of the season and got good support from Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksa (40 off 28), who entertained with five f...
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IPL 2022, GT vs PBKS: Punjab Kings need a victory against Gujarat Titans as playoff battle heats up | Cricket News – Times of India

Gujarat Titans' ability to wriggle out of improbable situations, march to convincing last-over victories or defend below-par totals has been a highlight of this IPL season. Consider this: Two of their five chases this season culminated on the last ball while the rest were decided in the last over. While doing well in parts and recording a triumph augurs well for the squad's belief, what has not been on display is an all-round performance. That is something the Titans would like to change on Tuesday against the Punjab Kings at Pune's DY Patil Stadium. On the other hand, having triumphed in three out of their first five clashes, Punjab Kings have now won just one of their last four games and can least afford to put a foot wrong as the race for the playoffs heats up. The onus will be on ca...
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IPL 2022: Shikhar Dhawan deserves all the accolades he’s getting, says Ravi Shastri | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that Punjab Kings' senior opener Shikhar Dhawan deserves all the accolades which have been coming for him. Shastri added that while Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have received a lot of attention with their batting, Dhawan has been a serious player sandwiched between the two talismanic batters. Dhawan has been in rollicking form for Punjab in IPL 2022, amassing 302 runs in eight matches at an average of 43.14 and strike-rate of 132.45. In Punjab's 11-run win over Chennai Super Kings, Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 88 off 59 balls and carried his bat throughout the innings in a changed batting approach from his side to post a challenging 187/6. "I call him a gun player because in this country most of the accolades have gone to Rohit and Virat...
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IPL 2022, LSG vs PBKS: Childhood buddies KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal clash in Lucknow Super Giants-Punjab Kings tie | Cricket News – Times of India

Setting aside their tales of bromance, childhood buddies Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will look to outsmart each other when Punjab Kings take the field against Lucknow Super Giants in their first ever Indian Premier League (IPL) meeting in Pune on Friday. Over the past couple of seasons, the duo have formed a formidable opening combo for the Punjab franchise before Rahul was signed by Lucknow Super Giants ahead of the 2022 IPL mega auction, leaving his best friend to lead the red and gold brigade under the guidance of another Karnataka superstar Anil Kumble. Having played eight matches each, Punjab find themselves at the seventh spot with four wins while Lucknow are at fourth with five wins. Both teams walk into the game on the back of thrilling wins in their previous outings. The sub pl...
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IPL 2022: Result will take care of itself, believes Shikhar Dhawan who trusts the ‘process’ | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Punjab Kings (PBKS) bounced back in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 with an 11-run victory against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Monday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In his 200th IPL game, Shikhar Dhawan blazed with the bat and scored an unbeaten 88*(59) before PBKS clinched an 11-run victory in yet another last-over finish. At the post-match presentation, Player-of-the-Match Dhawan said: "The process, I always talk about it, I focus on it. About my fitness, my approach, I keep working on those skills. Result will take care of itself." Talking about the pitch, Dhawan said: "The wicket was stopping a bit, I tried to go for the big shots, but I couldn't connect. But I kept my calm. Once I get set, I can get those boundaries. That's what I bank on. While batting first it's...
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IPL 2022, PBKS vs CSK: Punjab Kings hold nerve against Chennai Super Kings to prevail by 11 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

Maybe because of the 'used pitch' at the Wankhede Stadium, Punjab Kings went in with a more calculated batting approach led by the dependable Shikhar Dhawan, whose ninth half-century against Chennai Super Kings helped his side romp home by 11 runs, overcoming Ambati Rayudu's single-handed effort. Tottering at 40/3, Chennai needed the experience of Rayudu, whose 78 off 39 balls, comprising seven fours and six massive sixes, seemed to get the chase of 188 back on track. But it was the disciplined effort of the Punjab bowlers, especially Kagiso Rabada and comeback man Rishi Dhawan, that pulled the red and gold brigade back into the match. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLERayudu's arrival with a slight limp raised Chennai's hopes of a turnaround. With the asking rate mounting to an ...
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IPL 2022, Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Dhawan trumps Rayudu as PBKS beat CSK by 11 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Flamboyant opener Shikhar Dhawan struck a magnificent 88 not out to trump Ambati Rayudu in the battle of batting heroics as Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs in an IPL thriller on Monday. Dhawan hit nine fours and two sixes in his 59-ball superlative unbeaten knock to power Punjab to 187 for 4 after being asked to bat. Punjab then restricted CSK to 176 for 6 despite a stunning 39-ball 78 from Rayudu, studded with seven fours and six sixes. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableDhawan also became only the second batter after Virat Kohli to complete 6,000 runs in IPL history. Rayudu hit three consecutive sixes and a four to take 23 runs from the 16th over bowled by Sandeep Sharma (1/40) after CSK needed 70 runs from the last five overs. But Arshdeep Singh concede...
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Shikhar Dhawan completes 6000 runs in IPL, becomes 2nd player after Virat Kohli to achieve the milestone | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Punjab Kings opener Shikhar Dhawan achieved a big milestone on Monday as he became the second player to complete 6000 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the match against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Dhawan, who needed just 2 runs to get to the landmark, joined Virat Kohli in the elite list, who was the only player to have attained the feat. Milestone 🚨 - 6000 IPL runs and counting for @SDhawan25 👏👏He is only the second player to achieve this feat in IP… https://t.co/zrqlTeUmPE— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1650895636000Dhawan, who also played his 200th match in IPL, reached the 6000-run mark with a single off Maheesh Theekshana on the first ball of the second over of the Punjab innings. Congratulations to @SDhawan25 who is a...
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IPL 2022: When you win, everything seems positive even if you commit mistakes, says Lalit Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: All-rounder Lalit Yadav, one of the blue-eyed boys of Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting, feels that a victory always creates a positive vibe despite the mistakes committed on the job. The COVID-hit DC crushed Punjab Kings by nine wickets with 57 balls to spare. Lalit with figures of 2/11, which included the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan, contributed to the victory. "It was a different vibe altogether. You know, when we win, everything seems to look positive, no matter how many mistakes we commit," Lalit said ahead of Capitals' next match against Rajasthan Royals on Friday. "That's a really great thing for the team, especially when the next match is in two days. The momentum we've gained is really important, and we will go into the next game with confidence." With six positive COVID-...
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IPL 2022: Delhi find reason to rejoice

Once Punjab Kings folded up for 115, Delhi Capitals’ challenge was to up their net run rate. They romped to the victory target in 10.3 overs, winning by nine wickets, getting to six points from as many games and improving their net run rate to +0.942. Such a resounding win amid the Covid scare would bring some joy in the camp. Punjab bowlers had virtually nothing to bowl with. Still, their captain Mayank Agarwal missed a trick by not bringing Rahul Chahar early into the attack, on a surface where three DC spinners – Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Lalit Yadav – accounted for six scalps, conceding 45 runs. Chahar was brought on in the seventh over, when Prithvi Shaw and David Warner had already sealed the deal. The leg-spinner dismissed Shaw in his first over, but by then the batsman had r...