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We’ve ticked all boxes: Dravid satisfied with India’s preparation for one-off Test

India ticked all the required boxes during the four-day practice match against Leicestershire and will look to hit the ground running when they face England in the rescheduled one-off Test beginning Friday, said head coach Rahul Dravid. Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja — all struck fifties during the drawn warm-up game. “I think whatever we needed to achieve and whatever boxes we needed to tick in terms of our preparation leading into the Test match on Friday, I think we are very satisfied and happy, we have been able to do that this week,” Dravid said in a video posted by Leicestershire Foxes on Twitter. 🗣 | “𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤.”@BCCI Head Coach 𝐑𝐚𝐡𝐮𝐥 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝 was full of praise for the week the side spent at Leicestershire, crediting the facili...
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Ashwin returns to snap two wickets, Gill hits 62 on final day of warm-up match | Cricket News – Times of India

LEICESTER: Opener Shubman Gill struck a sublime fifty while Ravichandran Ashwin snapped two wickets after making his first appearance in the game following his recovery from a COVID-19 infection as India's warm-up match against Leicestershire ended in a draw on Sunday. As many as five Indians turned up for both the teams during the four-day practice match as the visitors looked to put final touch to their preparation for the rescheduled fifth Test against England starting in Birmingham on July 1. It was a much-needed outing for Ashwin, who had travelled to England late after testing positive for the virus. He looked in good touch as he bowled 11 overs and took two wickets, conceding 31 runs. 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐧 🤝Both sides shake hands to end a fantastic four days of cricket here at Uptonsteel C...
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Virat Kohli hits 67; Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja also score fifties in warm-up game | Cricket News – Times of India

LEICESTER: Virat Kohli showed his class, hitting an impressive 67 off 98 balls while Shreyas Iyer (62) and Ravindra Jadeja (56 not out) also got ample batting practice as India finished their second innings on 364 for 7 against Leicestershire on day three of their four-day warm-up match here on Saturday. Kohli, who has been enduring a prolonged lean patch, decorated his innings with five boundaries and two sixes. He was ably supported by Iyer, who scored his runs off 89 balls with the help of 11 boundaries, and Jadeja who struck 10 fours during his unbeaten knock. ☕️ 𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐒@BCCI reach the close on day two 364/9, leading by 366. Jadeja is unbeaten on 56. Kohli top scored with… https://t.co/D5SN0IQLW8— Leicestershire Foxes 🏏 (@leicsccc) 1656174879000But Chesteshwar Pujara could only manag...
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India vs South Africa: Bhuvneshwar Kumar looking forward to getting back stronger after T20I series against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that he will be looking forward to getting back stronger physically and with my bowling, after the fifth and the final T20I against South Africa got abandoned. The fifth and final T20I between India and South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru was abandoned due to rain. With this, the series stays level at 2-2 and will be shared by both sides. "Really proud. Body feels good, but I don't want to talk much about it. Just want to focus on getting back stronger physically and with my bowling. Most of the times I bowl two at the top and two at the end," said Bhuvneshwar after the match got abandoned. "Being a senior, I also think about how to help the youngsters. I have been lucky that the captain gave me the free hand to do whatever I w...
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South Africa captain Keshav Maharaj ‘disappointed’ with 5th T20I against India getting abandoned | Cricket News – Times of India

Keshav Maharaj (AP Photo)BENGALURU: South Africa stand-in skipper Keshav Maharaj expressed disappointment after the fifth T20I against India got abandoned due to rain. The fifth and final T20I between India and South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru was abandoned due to rain. With this, the series stays level at 2-2 and will be shared by both sides. "Very disappointed we didn't get a full game for the end of an exciting tour. We started pretty well, pity we could not see the outcome. We can't control the weather. We tried a few combinations. Still a work in progress for Australia. You may still see changes," said Maharaj after the match got abandoned. "I am sure the future series against India will be interesting like this one. We were disappointed with our performance in the ...
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India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant keen to contribute more with bat in upcoming Test against England | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: After the fifth and final T20I against South Africa got abandoned due to rain, India skipper Rishabh Pant said that he will be looking forward to contributing more with the bat in the upcoming Test match against England. With the match getting abandoned, the series stays level at 2-2 and will be shared by both sides. "There are a lot of positives. The way the team showed character from 0-2 down was a huge positive. We are in a nice spot as we are finding different ways to win the game. I can only think about giving my 100 per cent as a player and captain. It is for you guys to decide on how I am doing as a player and captain, I can only focus on giving my 100 per cent every time I go on the field and keep improving," said Pant after the match got abandoned. "This is the first...
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Ireland-bound Indian squad to get three-day break to rejuvenate | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The BCCI has decided to give the Ireland-bound Indian T20 squad, led by Hardik Pandya, a three-day break before it leaves for the two-match series in Malahide. While Rahul Dravid, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will be taking an early morning flight on Monday for London, the BCCI wants its T20 specialists to take a short break. "All the players selected for the Ireland T20s are going home for a three-day break. Although there is no bio-bubble they didn't have families with them for the series and some are playing non-stop since IPL. "It's only fair that they spend some time at home," a senior BCCI source told PTI on Sunday. It is understood that all the members of the Ireland-bound squad will assemble in Mumbai on June 23 along with NCA head VVS Laxman and his team of support ...
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5th T20I: Hosts India look to clinch series against South Africa after superb comeback | Cricket News – Times of India

But rain may play spoilsport in deciderBENGALURU: To make a comeback, one of the most essential requirements is a setback. For proof, you don't have to look beyond Dinesh Karthik. In a T20 international career in its 17th year, the 37-year-old has played 36 matches. Before the ongoing series against South Africa, the wicketkeeper-batsman had last featured for India in the format in the 2018-19 season. After making a comeback on the back of his exploits in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Karthik is not just achieving personal milestones, but has also turned out to be an inspiration for a young Indian team. Having piloted India's charge with a 27-ball 55 in Rajkot on Friday night, Karthik will look to play his part at 'home' in the series decider at the M ...
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India vs South Africa, 4th T20I: India in need of Rishabh Pant’s pyrotechnics in another must-win game | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Under pressure India skipper Rishabh Pant will be hoping to tide over his struggles with the bat and help the hosts improve their middle overs play when they take on South Africa in the fourth T20 International here on Friday. Save Pant's problems, India were able to plug the gaps in Vizag to open their account in the series with a comprehensive win. They will need another near perfect game to take the five-match series into the decider. Such has been the brilliance of Pant that every time he has been written off across formats, he has found a way to bounce back. The stage is set for him in another must-win game for India. The southpaw has been caught in the deep multiple times in the series trying to reach for the ball when it is not there in his hitting zone. Pant prefers to h...
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India vs South Africa: IPL stars yet to fire for India | Cricket News – Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Cricket has grown by leap and bounds in the country especially since the advent of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is ecstatic not only about the phenomenal reach of the IPL but also the amount of money it is generating. Speaking about the cash cow tournament, Sourav, at the India Leadership Council Event last week, said: "I've seen the game evolve, where players like me earned a few hundreds and now have the potential of earning crores. This game is run by the fans, by the people of this country, and by the BCCI, which was formed by cricket fans. This sport is strong and will continue to evolve. The IPL generates more revenue than the English Premier League. It makes me feel happy and proud that the sport I love has evolved to becom...
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IND vs SA: Shreyas Iyer explains why India held Dinesh Karthik back

After the game, Shreyas Iyer said that India would continue to preserve Karthik for the death overs, although the decision came in for criticism from former South Africa captain Graeme Smith in the post-match broadcast analysis. “It’s definitely something we have strategised earlier as well. We had seven overs left and Axar Patel is someone who can take singles, who can keep rotating the strike,” Iyer explained in the post-match press conference. Shreyas Iyer of Indian play a shot during the 2nd T20I between India and South Africa held at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on the 12th June 2022. (Sportzpics for BCCI) “And we didn’t require someone to come in and start hitting from ball one at that point of time. Even DK can do that obviously but DK has been a really good asset for us after...
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India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Test of Rishabh Pant’s captaincy as India plot comeback versus South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

CUTTACK: Accidental captain Rishabh Pant will expect an improved showing from the India bowlers as he plots a comeback against a marauding South Africa in the second T20I of the five-match series on Sunday. Leading India for the first time ever, Pant had to swallow a bitter pill when David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen shot down an imposing 212 with utmost nonchalance to go up 1-0 in the series. The southpaw also had a forgettable Indian Premier League where he failed to lead Delhi Capitals to the playoffs. Seen as a future white-ball captain, Pant's stakes have suddenly come down post-IPL and that has coincided with the resurgence of Hardik Pandya. Returning to full fitness, the pace bowling all-rounder took the IPL by storm not only by his form but by pulling off a coup as he led G...
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Success of Indian captains in IPL augurs well for national team: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Success of Indian players as captains in a tournament like IPL will eventually benefit the national team since the leadership role helps in accelerating the growth of cricketers, head coach Rahul Dravid said on Tuesday. Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans to title in its maiden season while KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Sanju Samson too did a commendable job while leading their respective franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rahul led new entrants Lucknow Super Giants to the playoffs in their maiden season and Samson impressed with his captaincy as he took Rajasthan Royals to a runners-up finish this season. "It is great that we have a lot of Indian captains doing well. Hardik was one of them. Brilliant. KL did a good job at LSG and Sanju in RR. Shreyas in KKR," Dravid s...
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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, KKR vs LSG: One of the best games of cricket I have played, says Shreyas Iyer | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: The two-run loss against Lucknow Super Giants knocked Kolkata Knight Riders out of the IPL but that did not stop losing captain Shreyas Iyer to describe it as "one of the best games" that he has ever been part of. After being down and out chasing 211, KKR brought the equation down to five off three balls with the help of Rinku Singh. However, LSG somehow managed to eke out a thrilling last ball win to qualify for play-offs and dash KKR hopes at the same time. "𝘠𝘦 𝘬𝘩𝘦𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘪 𝘥𝘪𝘭 𝘬𝘢,𝘐𝘴𝘴𝘦 𝘬𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘢 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘯𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘭 𝘴𝘦,𝘈𝘢𝘱 𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘩𝘪 𝘬𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘪𝘯 𝘳𝘢𝘬𝘩 𝘬𝘦..."Thank you to our entire team that… https://t.co/5i4PaytYQj— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 1652927400000"I am not feeling sad at all. That was one of the best games of cricket I have played. The way we should our character and attitude was si...
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IPL 2022: Rahul, de Kock help Lucknow seal playoff spot, show Kolkata the door

Lucknow Super Giants had racked up the records. Highest opening stand ever in the IPL, between Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul. Third-highest individual score ever in the IPL, from de Kock. The first time in the league’s history that a team batting first hadn’t lost a single wicket in the full 20 overs. But Kolkata Knight Riders stunned LSG with a brave chase. They kept swinging fours and sixes regardless of the wickets they were constantly losing. And Rinku Singh seemed to have landed the knockout blow – with 21 needed off the last over, he had clubbed a four and two sixes off the first three balls from Marcus Stoinis. Another two runs were scrambled off the fourth and KKR needed a mere three off the last two deliveries. Evin Lewis had played his last match on April 7, six weeks ago. He ...
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IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Highlights: LSG pull off a last-ball thriller to qualify for playoffs after Quinton de Kock’s sensational hundred | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Quinton de Kock struck a sensational hundred and shared a record opening stand with skipper KL Rahul as Lucknow Super Giants pipped Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in a last-ball IPL thriller to seal their play-off spot on Wednesday. De Kock gave a batting masterclass enroute to an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls as he and Rahul (68 not out off 51) fired LSG to 210 for no loss, the highest opening stand in IPL history. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableIt was a steep chase but KKR stayed in the game through Nitish Rana (42) and captain Shreyas Iyer (50) but it was too big a task for the lower-order. Their innings ended 208 for eight in 20 overs. Just when it looked KKR were down and out, Sunil Narine (21 not out off 7) and Rinku Singh (40 off 15) started smashing the LSG...
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IPL 2022: Desperate measures for both Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants | Cricket News – Times of India

A win is what both Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants will be desperately looking at when they play their last league match of this IPL at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. LSG, with 16 points, have one foot in the playoffs and a win will guarantee them a berth. Knowing that four teams (Rajasthan Royals, LSG, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore) can end up at 16 points, the IPL debutants would not like to take any chances and get into a complicated net-runrate equation to qualify. A big win on Wednesday can see them qualify as the second-best side after Gujarat Titans. For KKR, a win will see them finish on 14 points and can only guarantee them a waiting-list ticket, the confirmation of which will depend on how some of the other teams fare in this last ...
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IPL 2022: Our mindset was outstanding, says Shreyas Iyer after KKR beat Sunrisers Hyderabad | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) skipper Shreyas Iyer was all praise for his team's "outstanding mindset" during its 54-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad as the players had nothing to lose at this stage of the tournament. KKR remained in playoff contention, albeit with a slim chance but what Iyer liked was that his team was able to bring their 'A' game to the fore. "The mindset we came up in this game, it was outstanding. All the boys did the right things, played fearless cricket. Everything panned out really well," Iyer said after the match. "We have nothing to lose now. We haven't played our A-game yet, that's what I spoke today before the game," Iyer said. On the gameplan front, Iyer said that at the back-end, they wanted Andre Rusell (49 no and 3/22) to take as much strike as pos...