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Watch: Banter between Tilak Varma and Mukesh Kumar ahead of Mumbai Indians-Delhi Capitals match | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Tilak Varma and Mukesh Kumar made their T20I debuts together - against West Indies in Trinidad in August last year. Mukesh had gone wicketless off his 3 overs before Tilak scored 39 runs, as India had lost the match by 4 runs.Cut to 2024, both are playing in the Indian Premier League - Tilak Varma for Mumbai Indians and Mukesh Kumar for Delhi Capitals.Ahead of the Mumbai Indians-Delhi Capitals match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, DC shared a video of a light-hearted banter between the two titled: "Making T20I Debut together.Exchanging Banters together."In the video, Mukesh can be seen taking one of Tilak's bats and trying to bat and then Tilak shows him a couple of batting stances.Both teams are languishing at the bottom-end of the table with Delhi Capital...
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Most sixes, most runs: Records tumble as Sunrisers Hyderabad out bat Mumbai Indians to seal their first win

[ad_1] Synopsis: It was a six-fest as both teams combined to score the highest number of sixes (38) and most number of runs (523) in a single game but it was Sunrisers Hyderabad who sealed the game with smart death bowling. Mumbai’s stubbornness of not using more of Jasprit Bumrah in the first 10 of the bowling innings also played a part. The cracking sound the bat made when Travis Head clobbered Maphaka for six and followed up with a pulled six would have given a nostalgic feeling to the crowd who have seen David Warner rule the arena like a boss in the past. If Head reached his half-century in 18 balls and broke the record to become the fastest to reach the mark for SRH, Abhishek Sharma would soon break the record in 16 balls. Head played a few cheeky shots through the third-man region...
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‘We could have tried…’: Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya after losing second successive match in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: It was not the best of starts for star all-rounder Hardik Pandya as Mumbai Indians (MI) captain after his team lost the second successive match in the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.Playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), MI lost the plot in the first innings itself after SRH posted a record 277 for three, the highest total in IPL history, after being invited to bat first.This extraordinary batting performance by the home team surpassed the previous highest total of 263 for five, achieved by the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) back in 2013, setting a new milestone in IPL history.Pandya, who was quite happy with the effort of his batters while chasing a mammoth total, accepted the fact that it was tough out in the middle."The wicket was...
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‘Not an issue, 13 games to go’: Hardik Pandya supports Tilak Varma’s decision despite the narrow defeat | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya has voiced his support for batter Tilak Varma's crucial decision after the narrow six-run defeat against the Gujarat Titans (GT) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 campaign opener. Pandya's comments shed light on the strategic choices made by the team, reflecting on the dynamics that unfolded in the intense encounter."Obviously we backed ourselves to chase those runs but it was one of those days when we see the score quite less compared to what it could have been in five overs, I think we lost a little bit of momentum there," remarked Pandya, addressing the team's approach towards the chase. He emphasized the significance of maintaining momentum throughout the innings, hinting at a critical juncture where the team may have fal...
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IND vs SA: Virat Kohli flew out of South Africa for ‘personal emergency’ in family; Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out

[ad_1] Indian cricket team talisman Virat Kohli had flown out from South Africa in the middle of the series against the Proteas due to some personal emergency in family, it has been learnt. While the nature of the emergency was not clear, the prolific batter, however, will be back in time for India’s first Test match against South Africa in Centurion, which starts from December 26. News from South Africa is that Kohli had asked for a break of two days from the Indian team management. He missed the three-day intra-squad game currently underway in Pretoria’s Tuks Oval. Kohli has an excellent record against South Africa, scoring 1236 runs in 24 innings at an average of 56.18. He has three hundreds and four 50s against the Proteas. One of his most memorable Test knocks came against South ...
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India vs South Africa: Last 3-4 months were mentally challenging, says Sanju Samson | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The last three to four months have been mentally taxing for India wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson, but he has persevered by improving himself and recovered to score his first-ever ODI century.Despite Samson's stellar performance with an average of 55.7 at a strike rate of 104 in 13 ODI innings, selectors chose to go with players like Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav for the ODI World Cup in India."The last three, four months were challenging for me mentally," Sanju said after the 78-run win on Thursday."So going through all that and coming here I think doing what I did today, I think I feel really happy and grateful."Samson's lack of selection for the Asian Games further illustrates how low on the selectors' priority list he is.But on Thursday, he took matters into ...
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South Africa vs India: When door was closing on him, Sanju Samson kicks it open with maiden ODI ton in series decider

[ad_1] Sanju Samson could almost see the end of the road; he could see youngsters sprinting towards him from the rearview mirror, he could see the hatches battering down on his international 50-over career; he could see his name drifting into a dark corner in the head of selectors. But when everything raged against him, Sanju knuckled down, took destiny in his own dexterous hands and produced a knock that neither he nor the audience would forget, one in which his resolve under duress shone as brightly as his stroke-play. His future in this format hanging by slender, swaying thread, the series into its decider, Sanju asserted that he is more than just eye-pleasing strokes, that he has heart and steel too. During the innings break, he told the broadcasters that this was an “emotional momen...
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‘Happy to see the results go my way now’: Sanju Samson after maiden ODI ton | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Indian batsman Sanju Samson delivered a spectacular century in the third ODI against South Africa in Paarl. Expressing joy over his maiden ODI century, Samson mentioned that it feels emotional to see the results align with his hard work.A historic first ODI century by wicketkeeper-batsman Samson, coupled with a half-century from Tilak Varma, propelled India to a competitive total of 296/8 in the third ODI against South Africa in Paarl on Thursday."I feel really emotional, going through the emotions now. I am very happy to achieve this. I have been putting in a lot of work, both physically and mentally, and I am happy to see the results go my way now. They bowled really well with the new ball, and the older ball was getting slower and more difficult to bat. So after KL g...
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‘Gazebo’, ‘Gaboora’: Indian players struggle to pronounce Gqeberha, host city of 2nd ODI vs South Africa

[ad_1] The Indian ODI team will be taking on South Africa for the second 50-over match in the three match series on Tuesday and the city which hosts the match has a pretty unorthodox name in Gqeberha, previously named Port Elizabeth. As Team India landed in the city, they were asked to spell or pronounce Gqeberha which stumped a lot of them, including skipper KL Rahul. “What is it called? I do not know how to pronounce it,” Rahul said in a video shared by the BCCI. Other stars like Tilak Varma as well as Yuzvendra Chahal also couldn’t get it right with the former terming it “Gazebo” while the latter said “Gaboora.” Tomorrow India will play the second ODI in 𝐆𝐪𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐚. We ask #TeamIndia members to spell/pronounce the city’s name. Did they get it right?😀😎 #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/roxHxvuLUP...
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India vs South Africa: Rinku Singh to debut in the ODI series that will be an audition for T20 world cup spots

[ad_1] One-Day Internationals are back to the third spot in the priority lists of cricket boards, team managements and players after curtains came down on the 50-over World Cup. The Indian squad for the three ODIs in South Africa features just three members of the team that finished second-best to Australia in Ahmedabad less than a month ago. What’s more, even the coaching staff is second-choice, with those assigned to the India A squad there to assist the ODI squad.With the next 50-over World Cup only in 2027 and the ICC Champions Trophy scheduled for February 2025, the focus is more on the T20 World Cup less than six months away. The ODI series could also be just part of the audition process for that tournament. And with World Test Championship points on the line in every game, the 50-...
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South Africa’s $68 million opportunity to rebuild team, India’s chance to forget World Cup heartbreak

[ad_1] India and South Africa are at a curiously similar place as they start a month-long tour with a three-game T20 series from Sunday. Both teams will view the ODI World Cup with a bittersweetness. Both teams had issues before the big event but South Africa dazzled against Australia in a home series as did India at the Asia Cup. And they forced the world to gape at them later during the ICC event. Now both teams look at fresher faces in the T20 series to take them forward.Off the field too, both nations are casting their nets in similarly diverse places for unearthing talent. For a while now, South Africa have been social-engineering their teams with black quotas to reflect the larger populace of the country but have been facing criticism for it. One of the less-convincing condemnation...
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‘En route South Africa’: Rinku Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Tilak Varma set for South Africa challenge | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After securing victory in the T20I series, Team India is gearing up for an extensive tour of South Africa. The itinerary includes three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests.Rinku Singh, India's formidable batting talent, showcased his prowess in the T20I series against Australia, amassing 105 runs across 5 matches with an impressive average of 52.50 and a striking rate of 175.00. Taking to Instagram, he posted a photo alongside Arshdeep Singh, Tilak Varma, and Kuldeep Yadav."En route South Africa," Rinku wrote.The tour will begin with the three-match T20I affair on December 10 at the Kingsmead Stadium. The second T20I will be played on December 12 at the St George's Oval. The third and final T20I will be played on December 14 at the Wanderers Stadium.The ODI series will kic...
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Shreyas Iyer trains hard ahead of 4th T20I against Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Designated vice-captain Shreyas Iyer will be back in action after being rested for the first three matches as India will have another shot to seal the series from being 2-1 up against Australia in Raipur on Friday.Iyer, in the squad for the last two T20Is, is expected to slot right in the playing XI.Coming off a highly successful World Cup, where he scored 530 runs in 11 games@66.25, Iyer is likely to replace Tilak Varma, who has managed to log just 50 runs in three games.The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) shared a video on their social media handle of Iyer training hard ahead of the 4th T20I against Australia:!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (fu...
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India vs Australia 4th T20: Will run glut continue in Raipur? | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] With Maxwell and Stoinis gone, hosts look to seal series as another run fest loomsRAIPUR: Brought to life by Glenn Maxwell’s brilliance, which has kept Australia alive, this most illtimed series will move into its fourth T20I contest at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here on Friday night. The hosts, sitting on a 2-1 lead, will aim to wrap it up here itself.The series, days after an emotionally draining World Cup final, has struggled for context and fan interest. To make it worse, with the winter setting in, dew has become a big enemy for the bowlers, while making the toss a decisive factor. Teams have found defending totals next to impossible. In what has been a nightmarish series for the bowlers so far, five of the six innings have seen 200- plus scores, wit...
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3rd T20I: Glenn Maxwell mayhem keeps Australia alive against India | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Maxwell's 48-ball 104* fashions victory for Australia to keep T20I series aliveGUWAHATI: Marriage is in the air in this auspicious month of November in many parts of the country. Alas, if there was a marriage between the efforts of Team India batters and bowlers in the ongoing T20I series, the hosts would have been well served. After winning the first two games despite the bowlers’ below-par performance, India suffered their first loss of the series as they went down to Australia by five wickets after scoring 222 for three on being asked to bat first at Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.Ruturaj Gaikwad’s maiden international ton went in vain as Glenn Maxwell turned on his ‘Mad Max’ mode with able support from skipper Matthew Wade as Australia clinched a last-ball thriller to ke...
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IND vs AUS, 3rd T20I: When and where to watch, live telecast, live streaming, predicted playing XIs, venue – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a bid to secure an unassailable lead in the third T20 International against Australia, the Indian cricket team is gearing up for a crucial clash in Guwahati on Tuesday. The spotlight is on the stylish Tilak Varma, who may face an exit from the playing eleven, making way for the rested Shreyas Iyer.After a well-deserved week of rest post the World Cup final, Shreyas Iyer is set to join the squad and take on vice-captaincy duties from Ruturaj Gaikwad.While Iyer's return is anticipated to strengthen the team, it also raises the possibility of him replacing Tilak Varma, a decision seemingly influenced by team combination rather than form.The new-look Indian team, coming off near-flawless batting performances in the previous games, is eager to maintain its momentum on the...
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Suryakumar Yadav’s leadership gets a thumbs-up from teammates | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Hardik Pandya may be India’s designated T20 captain but injury to the star allrounder has meant that Suryakumar Yadav has been leading India in the five-match T20I series against Australia. Happily for India, Surya’s leadership skills in the first two matches have won him admirers. Surya has shown that he is brave enough to bowl his spinners in the Powerplay and there has been a method to his bowling changes and field placements.After southpaw Tilak Varma praised Surya’s captaincy the other day, it was the turn of seamer Prasidh Krishna to follow suit. “I think it shows in the way he (Surya) bats. Very similar in the way in captaincy as well. He trusts his players and backs us to do what we want to do. And he is there right behind us, supporting us if anything ...
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India vs Australia: Four reasons why India have 5 left-handed batsmen in the top 7

[ad_1] Why are India packing their T20 batting line-up with left-handed batsmen? Since the tour of Ireland in mid-August, India’s top seven consists of at least five left-handers. The Indian Express understands that after the last edition of the IPL, the selection committee dwelled extensively on the winning formula adopted by recent winners and also on successful T20 teams worldwide.Two coaches Bharat Arun and Sridharan Sriram, who have mentored bowling units of India and Australia, point out the reasons for this leftward tilt. Some key personnel including the likes of Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya have been missing in the ranks, but there is more to why the likes of Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Rajat Patidar have been overlooked for Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Ishan ...
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India vs Australia, 3rd T20I Preview: Team India targets an unassailable lead against Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Stylish India batter Tilak Varma is eager for some quality time with the bat in the third T20 International against Australia on Tuesday, recognizing that this match could be his last chance in the playing eleven. The Indian team, riding on near-flawless batting performances in the previous two games, is determined to secure an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series series.Why is Tilak eager?The return of Shreyas Iyer, who enjoyed a week's rest after the World Cup final, sets the stage for a potential change in the playing XI. Iyer is expected to resume vice-captaincy duties from Ruturaj Gaikwad, and this could lead to Tilak Varma making way for Iyer. However, the decision is more likely influenced by team combination rather than form.The spotlight will be on Ti...