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India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Sri Lanka games | Cricket News – Times of India
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India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Sri Lanka games | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's white ball squad, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will quarantine in Mumbai from June 14 to 28 and undergo six RT-PCR tests on alternate days before flying off to Colombo for the six-match series against Sri Lanka, starting on July 13. It is understood that all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be followed by the Lanka-bound squad will be the same as those of the first team currently in the United Kingdom for the World Test Championship final and five-match series against England. "All the rules will be the same like we followed in England. The outstation players will come by charter flight and some fly business class of commercial airline," a BCCI source privy to development told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "They will do seven days of room quarantine and ...
India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Lanka games
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India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Lanka games

India’s white ball squad, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will quarantine in Mumbai from June 14 to 28 and undergo six RT-PCR tests on alternate days before flying off to Colombo for the six-match series against Sri Lanka, starting on July 13. It is understood that all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be followed by the Lanka-bound squad will be same as those of the first team currently in the United Kingdom for the World Test Championship final and five-match series against England. “All the rules will be same like we followed in England. The outstation players will come by charter flight and some fly business class of commercial airline,” a BCCI source privy to development told PTI on conditions of anonymity. “They will do seven days of room quarantine and then c...
Team for Sri Lanka compensates for lack of ‘A’ tours | Cricket News – Times of India
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Team for Sri Lanka compensates for lack of ‘A’ tours | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: When the Indian cricket board (BCCI) announced a team of 20 players and five net bowlers for the white-ball series in Sri Lanka next month, it triggered a debate over some veteran domestic performers missing out. When the tour was announced, it was believed that the series was intended to keep India’s white-ball specialists in touch with the game and prepare for the T20 World Cup in October-November. However, while the series could serve as an audition for some players, TOI understands that the board is looking beyond the T20 World Cup. National Cricket Academy (NCA) director Rahul Dravid and bowling coach Paras Mhambrey will resume their coaching duties in Sri Lanka after a gap of 18 months. The squad is likely to leave for Sri Lanka on June 28 after completing quarantine in...
Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

New Delhi: Handed responsibility to lead the Indian team on the Sri Lanka tour, opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday said he feels humbled after being appointed captain of the national side. India will play three ODIs and as many T20s in Colombo starting July 13. The selectors picked a bunch of fresh faces for the Sri Lanka series on Thursday as the main team is in the UK for the World Test Championship final and five Tests against England. "Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country. Thank you for all your wishes," tweeted Dhawan. Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country 🇮🇳 Thank you for all your wishes 🙏 https://t.co/SbywALBTwZ— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1623400677000The 35-year-old has played 34 Tests, 145 ODIs and 65 T20s. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named Dhawan's deputy. Five ...
Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan
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Humbled to lead my country: Shikhar Dhawan

Handed responsibility to lead the Indian team on the Sri Lanka tour, opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday said he feels humbled after being appointed captain of the national side. India will play three ODIs and as many T20s in Colombo starting July 13. The selectors picked a bunch of fresh faces for the Sri Lanka series on Thursday as the main team is in the UK for the World Test Championship final and five Tests against England. “Humbled by the opportunity to lead my country. Thank you for all your wishes,” tweeted Dhawan. The 35-year-old has played 34 Tests, 145 ODIs and 65 T20s. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named Dhawan’s deputy. Five players have received their maiden India call up for the series including K Gowtham, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Ruturaj Gaekwad and Chetan Sa...
Ruturaj Gaikwad banks on core strength of adaptability to impress in maiden India outing
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Ruturaj Gaikwad banks on core strength of adaptability to impress in maiden India outing

Overwhelmed by emotion after getting his maiden India call-up, batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad of Friday said he would be banking on his ability to adapt quickly when he tries to make an impression during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. The 24-year-old from Maharashtra is one of the six uncapped players named in the 20-member squad for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka next month. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side will play three ODIs and three T-20 matches between July 13 and July 25. “I am just happy. Right from the moment I got to know about it, you know a journey comes in front of your eyes that from where you started and where you wanted to reach…it’s a pretty emotional feeling,” Gaikwad told PTI after his net practice session near here. “You get the thought of people who h...
Shikhar Dhawan to lead India on Sri Lanka tour, six uncapped players named in 20-man squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shikhar Dhawan to lead India on Sri Lanka tour, six uncapped players named in 20-man squad | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Opener Shikhar Dhawan was on Thursday named as captain of the Indian team that will travel to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs tour next month as the BCCI announced a 20-man squad, packed with youngsters, including six uncapped players. With the country's top cricketers already in England for the World Test Championship final and the subsequent England series, the selection of a number of youngsters in the squad is on expected lines. Many of them impressed in the suspended IPL and have been rewarded with their maiden India call-up. They included Devdutt Padikkal, pacer Chetan Sakaria, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Varun Chakravarthy. Prithvi Shaw and Manish Pandey have made a comeback but Shreyas Iyer missing out on selection means he has not yet recovered...
IND Vs SL: Dhawan Captain, Bhuvi Vice-Captain & Dravid Coach For ODI & T20 Series | Check Full Squad
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IND Vs SL: Dhawan Captain, Bhuvi Vice-Captain & Dravid Coach For ODI & T20 Series | Check Full Squad

New Delhi: BCCI has announced India's squad for the 3-match ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan is India's captain for the series while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named vice-captain. The team is completely different from the team that has travelled to England to play the World Test Championship Final. This announcement has cemented the speculations about BCCI's two-team approach. i.e, two different teams for two different formats. Check Out India's Full Squad Below: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakrav...
All matches of India-Sri Lanka series to be played in Colombo | Cricket News – Times of India
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All matches of India-Sri Lanka series to be played in Colombo | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: All the six games of India's limited overs tour to Sri Lanka in July will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo. On Monday, broadcaster Sony announced that India will play three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals in Sri Lanka between July 13 to 25. The selectors are expected to pick a 24-member team, filled with plenty of fringe players, for the tour with Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya or a fit-again Shreyas Iyer tipped to lead the side. The ODIs will take place on July 13, 16 and 18 while the T20Is will be played on July 21, 23 and 25. In a rare case, India will be fielding different squads in different countries at the same time. In mid-July, the Virat Kohli-led Test team will be preparing for the five-match Test series against England, while Indi...
Deepak Chahar:  EXCLUSIVE: Shikhar Dhawan will be a good choice for captain for the tour of Sri Lanka, says Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Deepak Chahar: EXCLUSIVE: Shikhar Dhawan will be a good choice for captain for the tour of Sri Lanka, says Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: While the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will be busy preparing for a 5 Test series in England (starting August 4), a second-string Indian team is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series in July. The formal schedule for the same and the squad have not been announced yet. But it is likely to be a three ODI and three T20 series. National Cricket Academy chief and former India cricketer Rahul Dravid is set to travel with the team as head coach, in the absence of Ravi Shastri, who will be in England at that time with the Test team. COUNTDOWN TO SRI LANKA TOUR Though it is being called a second string side, there are multiple established names who are going to be part of the squad. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Ch...
Tour of Sri Lanka: Two-way fight for India captaincy between Hardik and Shikhar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Tour of Sri Lanka: Two-way fight for India captaincy between Hardik and Shikhar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and flamboyant allrounder- turned specialist batsman Hardik Pandya will be locked in a two-way fight for India captaincy if Shreyas Iyer doesn't get fit in time for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July. India's limited overs specialists will be playing three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs in the island nation during the second half of July, when big guns like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be in England for a marquee five-match Test series. "It is still not clear if Shreyas will recover fully and will be match-fit in time for the tour of Sri Lanka. Normally, a surgery of this scale along with rest, extensive rehab and training to get back in shape takes around four months," a senior BCCI source privy to selection matters told PTI on c...
India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan in line for captaincy
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India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan in line for captaincy

Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and flamboyant allrounder- turned specialist batsman Hardik Pandya will be locked in a two-way fight for India captaincy if Shreyas Iyer doesn’t get fit in time for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July. India’s limited-overs specialists will be playing three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs in the island nation during the second half of July, when big guns like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be in England for a marquee five-match Test series. “It is still not clear if Shreyas will recover fully and will be match-fit in time for tour of Sri Lanka. Normally, a surgery of this scale along with rest, extensive rehab and training to get back in shape takes around four months,” a senior BCCI source privy to selection matters told PTI on con...
India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited overs series: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India
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India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited overs series: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

Big names such as skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma will not be part of the tour as they will be engaged in a marquee five-match Test series in England. (Getty Images)KOLKATA: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said that the Indian team, sans the top players, will tour Sri Lanka in July for a limited overs bilateral series. Big names such as skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma will not be part of the tour as they will be engaged in a marquee five-match Test series in England. "We have planned a white ball series for the senior men's team during the month of July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka," Ganguly told PTI in an interaction. Asked how will India segregate the two teams, Ganguly said that it will be a different side, ...
Shikhar Dhawan receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine | Off the field News – Times of India
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Shikhar Dhawan receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine | Off the field News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket team's senior opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said he has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The 35-year-old batsman was part of the Delhi Capitals squad in the Indian Premier League that was indefinitely suspended on Tuesday due to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble. "Vaccinated. Can't thank all our frontline warriors enough for their sacrifices and dedication. Please do not hesitate and get yourself vaccinated as soon as possible. It'll help us all defeat this virus," Dhawan tweeted. Vaccinated ✅ Can’t thank all our frontline warriors enough for their sacrifices and dedication. Please do not hesit… https://t.co/nodZOIRH3p— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1620294267000Head coach Ravi Shastri was the first from the Indian cricket team to rece...
Shikhar Dhawan receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
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Shikhar Dhawan receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Indian cricket team’s senior opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said he has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The 35-year-old batsman was part of the Delhi Capitals squad in the Indian Premier League that was indefinitely suspended on Tuesday due to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble. Vaccinated ✅ Can’t thank all our frontline warriors enough for their sacrifices and dedication. Please do not hesitate and get yourself vaccinated as soon as possible. It’ll help us all defeat this virus. pic.twitter.com/0bqBnsaWRh — Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 6, 2021 “Vaccinated. Can’t thank all our frontline warriors enough for their sacrifices and dedication. Please do not hesitate and get yourself vaccinated as soon as possible. It’ll help us all defeat this viru...
IPL 2021: Runs, strike-rate are important, approach depends on pitch, says Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Runs, strike-rate are important, approach depends on pitch, says Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan has said that runs and strike rate are of equal importance and his approach is directly dependent on the sort of pitch he is playing on. Dhawan played a knock of 69 runs as Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by seven wickets here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Along with Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw also played a quickfire knock of 39 runs. For Punjab Kings, Chris Jordon, Harpreet Brar, and Riley Meredith returned with one wicket each. "Really happy with the way we chased the score down. Prithvi and I were able to get a great start. Smith chipped in nicely and I knew I had to go till the end. Perfectly crafted innings, I enjoyed it. Once we knew that we can close the game, we wanted to finish the game early around 19 overs, but Hetmyer...
IPL 2021, PBKS vs DC: Shikhar Dhawan stars in Delhi Capitals’ dominant win over Punjab Kings | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021, PBKS vs DC: Shikhar Dhawan stars in Delhi Capitals’ dominant win over Punjab Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Shikhar Dhawan's delightful 69 dwarfed Mayank Agarwal's unbeaten 99 as Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by seven wickets in the IPL here on Sunday to go atop the points table. Agarwal, leading the side in the absence of regular skipper K L Rahul, used the straight bat effectively in his lone hand to take Punjab Kings to 166 for six. Delhi Capitals hardly broke a sweat in the run chase, cantering to victory in 17.4 overs overs, their sixth win in eight matches. Match highlights | ScorecardFor Punjab Kings, it was their fifth loss in eight games, summing up their inconsistent run so far. The destructive opening duo of Prithvi Shaw (39 off 22) and Dhawan (69 not out off 47) gave another flying start to Delhi who raced to 63 for no loss in six overs. Both struck delightful dr...
Shaw-Shikhar continue to sizzle as Capitals subdue Kings and move to top of the table
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Shaw-Shikhar continue to sizzle as Capitals subdue Kings and move to top of the table

Stand-in-captain Mayank Agarwal’s unbeaten 99 gave Punjab Kings some hope at the halfway stage. However, his seventh half-century for the franchise went in vain after yet another excellent knock from Shikhar Dhawan — a sparkling 47-ball 69 — that helped Delhi ace the 167-run chase with 14 deliveries to spare and climb to the top of the points table. Dhawan anchors Delhi’s chase After a thunderous match-winning essay — a 49-ball 92 — against Punjab Kings a fortnight ago, Dhawan had provided a peek into his mindset and the changes he has brought about in his game. “It was a conscious effort from my side to improve my strike rate. Started taking more risks. Not afraid of changes, always open towards it. Not scared of getting out as well. Have worked on a few shots. My slog sho...
Delhi Capitals performing well as a team this season, not dependent on any one individual: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Delhi Capitals performing well as a team this season, not dependent on any one individual: Shikhar Dhawan | Cricket News – Times of India

(Photo credit: BCCI/IPL)AHMEDABAD: Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan feels Delhi Capitals are enjoying a successful IPL campaign because the team is functioning as a well-oiled unit and is not dependent on any one individual. Rishabh Pant and his men have won five of their seven matches and are sitting second on the points table behind league leaders Chennai Super Kings. "We are performing very well as a team this season. We have won five out of seven matches, so we are in a pretty good position at the moment," Dhawan was quoted as saying in a DC media release. "The good thing is that the entire team is doing well, and we are not depending on any one individual. There has always been someone who has taken the responsibility to win matches for us. "We have a strong side, and I am glad that we...
DC performing well as a team, not reliant on any one individual: Shikhar Dhawan
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DC performing well as a team, not reliant on any one individual: Shikhar Dhawan

Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan feels Delhi Capitals are enjoying a successful IPL campaign because the team is functioning as a well-oiled unit and is not dependent on any one individual. Rishabh Pant and his men have won five of their seven matches and are sitting second on the points table behind league leaders Chennai Super Kings. “We are performing very well as a team this season. We have won five out of seven matches, so we are in a pretty good position at the moment,” Dhawan was quoted as saying in a DC media release. “The good thing is that the entire team is doing well, and we are not depending on any one individual. There has always been someone who has taken the responsibility to win matches for us. “We have a strong side, and I am glad that we are in this position ...