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‘Still raw’: Has Umran Malik been fast-tracked into the Indian team too soon? | Cricket News – Times of India

Umran Malik became a household name after the fast bowler from Jammu and Kashmir tormented batters in IPL 2022, sending down 150kmph plus thunderbolts on a regular basis. Incredibly he walked away with all 14 fastest delivery of the match awards in the 14 IPL games he played last season. His ability to conjure raw pace made many say that he needs to be fast-tracked into the Indian senior team. Others however were sceptical about rushing this process. Former India wicket-keeper batter and National selector Saba Karim was a guest on Times of India's sports podcast Sportscast some time back and had advocated for Umran to be fast-tracked into the Indian senior team. "Umran Malik has that rare quality of pace. You can add more variety, more control, more discipline to his bowling - which wil...
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India vs England 2022, 3rd T20I: We wanted to try out bowlers and see if they can deliver four overs, says Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NOTTINGHAM: India captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday said the purpose of playing a second-string bowling attack in the third T20 International against England was to see "if they can bowl four overs". Having already sealed the series, India had made three changes to their bowling attack, bringing in Umran Malik, Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi in place of the senior bowlers who were rested. India lost the match by 17 runs but clinched the series 2-1, having won the first two matches. Malik was the most expensive bowler with 56 runs in four overs as England posted 215 for seven. Bishnoi was the most successful bowler with two wickets for 30 runs in four overs. "We were clear in trying out guys if they can bowl 4 overs. We have things to work on as a group...So far things are pretty good. We don'...
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Time for experimentation over, India to start identifying best XI for T20 World Cup

Experimentation will go out of the window as India will get down to finalising their best eleven for the World Cup during the three-match T20 series against an ultra-aggressive England, beginning here on Thursday. Skipper Rohit Sharma, who missed the fifth Test in Birmingham after contracting COVID-19, will be travelling to the port city on Wednesday and is expected to feature in the series-opener. Test players including Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will join the T20 squad from the second game onwards. Their absence would give fringe players like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sanju Samson one more game to make a statement though they seem to have fallen in the pecking order in India’s list of probables for the World Cup in Australia. A niggle meant G...
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In-form Hooda slams 59, India win easy against Derbyshire in T20 warm-up

Deepak Hooda continued his fine touch in the ongoing tour as he struck a scintillating half century to help India beat Derbyshire county side by seven wickets in a T20 warm-up match here. Hooda, who had smashed his maiden T20I ton in India’s second match against Ireland, made 59 off 37 balls and shared 78 runs for the third wicket with Suryakumar Yadav (36 not out) as India chased down 151 with 20 balls to spare.Hooda’s knock was decorated with five fours and two sixes while Yadav, returning from injury, struck four boundaries and one six during his unbeaten innings on Friday. India have defeated Derbyshire by 7 wickets. Deepak Hooda scores a 59 in the run chase, Sanju Samson 38 and Suryakumar Yadav 36. — Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 1, 2022 Opener Sanju Samson also chipped i...
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Deepak Hooda leads India’s T20 warm-up win over Derbyshire | Cricket News – Times of India

DERBY: Deepak Hooda continued his fine touch in India's ongoing tour of England as he struck a scintillating half century to help India beat Derbyshire county side by seven wickets in a T20 warm-up match here. Hooda, who had smashed his maiden T20I ton in India's second match against Ireland, made 59 off 37 balls and shared 78 runs for the third wicket with Suryakumar Yadav (36 not out) as India chased down 151 with 20 balls to spare. Hooda's knock was decorated with five fours and two sixes while Yadav, returning from injury, struck four boundaries and one six during his unbeaten innings on Friday. 𝙁𝙖𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙫 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖 🇮🇳@BCCI, Its been a pleasure.#ThisIsDerbyshire#Falcons #India #DERvIND https://t.co/tIxSZuxRNr— Derbyshire CCC (@DerbyshireCCC) 1656712140000Opener Sanju Samson also chipped ...
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Rohit Sharma returns to lead India in white-ball series against England, Arshdeep Singh gets his maiden ODI call-up | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India on Thursday announced squads for the three-match T20I and ODI series against England, set to be played after the rescheduled fifth Test, with Rohit Sharma returning to lead both white-ball sides. Rohit, who has been ruled out of the Edgbaston Test, starting on Friday, after testing Covid-19 positive, is expected to recover and be fit for the white ball series, beginning on July 7 in Southampton. So he has been named as the skipper for both T20I and ODI series. Keeping in mind the short time gap between the last day of the fifth Test and the start of the T20I series, the All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked two different squads for the three 20-over matches. The squad for the first T20I have all players, who took part in the recently concluded two-match series ag...
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‘With his pace, it’s difficult to hit runs’: Hardik Pandya reveals his decision to hand Umran Malik last crucial over of the match | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBLIN: Hardik Pandya-led Indian cricket team on Tuesday won a nail-biting match by four runs against Ireland despite putting a mammoth total of 225 runs on the board in the second T20I here at The Village in Dublin. Ireland batters were scoring boundaries and almost came close to chasing down the total, needing 17 runs from the final over to pull off a huge upset. India captain Hardik Pandya explained the reason for giving young speedster Umran Malik the responsibility of bowling the last crucial over of the match. "I was trying to keep all the pressure out of my equation. I wanted to be in the present and I backed Umran. He has pace, with his pace it's always going to be tough to get 18 runs. They played some amazing shots, they batted very well, credit to them and credit to our bowle...
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India vs Ireland, 2nd T20I: Deepak Hooda’s maiden century helps India beat Ireland by 4 runs to pocket series 2-0 | Cricket News – Times of India

MALAHIDE (Ireland): Deepak Hooda hit a master-class maiden century as India survived a mighty scare before defeating Ireland by four runs in a nail-biting high-scoring second T20 International to sweep the two-match series on Tuesday. Hooda scored 104 off 57 balls to become only the fourth Indian to hit a T20 International ton, while Sanju Samson contributed 77 off 42 balls to power India to a mammoth 225 for seven after opting to bat. As it happened | ScorecardIreland took the chase to the last over with skipper Andy Balbirnie (60 off 37), Paul Stirling (40 off 18), Harry Tector (39 off 28) and George Dockrell (34 not out off 16) shining bright but they eventually fell short as rookie India pacer Umran Malik defended 17 runs in the final over. Opting to bat, Hooda showed he belonged to...
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Rohit Sharma can be relieved from T20I captaincy: Virender Sehwag | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Virender Sehwag reckons that skipper Rohit Sharma could be relieved from captaincy duties in the T20I format which would allow him to manage his workload better. Rohit has not been able to feature in all of India's matches since taking over as captain due to injuries and workload management. "If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as captain in the T20 format, then I think, Rohit (Sharma) could be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration going forward," Sehwag told PTI in an interview. "One, that would allow Rohit to manage his workload and mental fatigue, given his age. "Two, once someone new is appointed as captain in T20s, it would also allow Rohit to take breaks and rejuvenate himself to lead India in both Tests and OD...
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Hardik Pandya: Didn’t want to risk playing Ruturaj Gaikwad as he had a calf niggle, says Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

MALAHIDE: India skipper Hardik Pandya revealed that he didn't want to risk sending out Ruturaj Gaikwad to open the innings in the first T20 against Ireland as he picked up a calf niggle in the first half of the game. India chased down a 109-run target with relative ease in the rain-curtailed T20 against hosts Ireland on Sunday night. But at the halfway stage instead of regular opener Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda walked out to open the innings alongside Ishan Kishan. "Rutu had a niggle in his calf," Pandya said at the post-match press conference. "We had the choice of taking a risk and sending him in (to open), but I was not okay with it. A player's well-being is more important, and (I thought) we'll be able to manage what happens in the match." Hooda, who was playing his fourth T20I for India,...
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India vs Ireland 1st T20I 2022 Live Score: Match start delayed due to rain after India opt to bowl – The Times of India : Good news and bad news!

As we wait for the action to unfold here in Dublin, an Indian team in whites has completed its warm-up game against Leicestershire just some 430 km away from this Irish city. It seems that India had a decent outing with almost everyone spending some valuable time in the middle, especially in the second innings. In the batting department, Kohli, Jadeja and Gill scored the fifties while Pant and Srikar Bharat, the two Indian wicketkeepers, also had good outings with the bat. In the bowling department, the most heartening part for the Indian fans would be to see Ashwin bowling in the second innings and getting two wickets as well after he arrived late. However, the bad news coming out from the Indian camp is that the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma who batted in the first innings has been rep...
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Umran Malik should be in T20 World Cup team, feels Vengsarkar

Impressed by his raw pace, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar feels rookie pacer Umran Malik should board the flight to Australia for this year’s T20 World Cup. “I hope so because he (Umran) is a very exciting talent. He did well in the IPL and he deserves a chance as he looked the best bowler in the format. I hope he is in the plane and I am sure he will do well if given an opportunity,” Vengsarkar told reporters here on Saturday. The T20 World Cup is set to be played in Australia in October-November later this year. “He (Umran) is young and raring to go. You must give an opportunity to someone who is in form. He is young, keen to play and hungry for success,” added the former national chairman of selectors. Umran had picked up 22 wickets in 14 games for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the I...
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Umran Malik should be in T20 World Cup team, feels Dilip Vengsarkar | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Impressed by his raw pace, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar feels rookie pacer Umran Malik should board the flight to Australia for this year's T20 World Cup. "I hope so because he (Umran) is a very exciting talent. He did well in the IPL and he deserves a chance as he looked the best bowler in the format. I hope he is in the plane and I am sure he will do well if given an opportunity," Vengsarkar told reporters here on Saturday. The T20 World Cup is set to be played in Australia in October-November later this year. "He (Umran) is young and raring to go. You must give an opportunity to someone who is in form. He is young, keen to play and hungry for success," added the former national chairman of selectors. Umran had picked up 22 wickets in 14 games for Sunrisers Hyderabad ...
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Since I can’t bowl at express pace, I have to keep developing my skills: Harshal Patel

As he doesn’t possess the pace of Umran Mailk, India medium pacer Harshal Patel feels he has to keep upping his ‘variations’ game to extend his nascent international career. Harshal had made his India debut after the T20 World Cup last November and more than six months into international cricket, the 31-year-old has 17 wickets in 11 games at an average of 19.52. Slower pitches suit his style of bowling more and that was evident in the last two games after the hammering he got on a true Kotla surface in the series opener. Being a shrewd operator, Harshal very well knows how to remain effective under extreme pressure despite his limitations.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “To be honest, people have been trying to anticipate what I am bowling for the last two years (in ...
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Since I can’t bowl at express pace, I have to keep developing my skills: Harshal Patel | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: As he doesn't possess the pace of Umran Mailk, India medium pacer Harshal Patel feels he has to keep upping his ‘variations' game to extend his nascent international career. Harshal had made his India debut after the T20 World Cup last November and more than six months into international cricket, the 31-year-old has 17 wickets in 11 games at an average of 19.52. Slower pitches suit his style of bowling more and that was evident in the last two games after the hammering he got on a true Kotla surface in the series opener. Being a shrewd operator, Harshal very well knows how to remain effective under extreme pressure despite his limitations. "To be honest, people have been trying to anticipate what I am bowling for the last two years (in IPL). With every bowler the longer they pla...
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Dilip Vengsarkar feels Umran Malik is ready to play international cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

CUTTACK: Former India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar feels that tearaway pacer Umran Malik is ready to play international cricket. Malik, the Jammu-based pacer, who made heads turn by clocking speeds above 150kmph consistently in IPL 2022, is a member of India's ongoing T20I series against South Africa. But Malik didn't get a chance to play in India's seven-wicket loss to South Africa in Delhi on June 9. In the run-up to the series opener, India head coach Rahul Dravid was excited by the prospect of having Malik in the squad but didn't drop much hints on whether the right-arm speedster would get game time in the series against South Africa. Vengsarkar, though, has no such doubts. "Everybody has a different outlook on the game. But I feel he deserves to play after showing that kind of speed ...
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Umran Malik might have to wait for his debut, hints Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India head coach Rahul Dravid has always maintained that he likes continuity and gave clear hints on Tuesday that pace sensation Umran Malik might have to wait for his turn. Dravid was speaking ahead of the first of five-match T20 International series between India and South Africa here on Thursday. "We just have to see how much playing time we will be able to give him. We have a big squad, not possible to have everyone in the playing XI," Dravid was categorical when asked about the 'Jammu Express'. "I am someone who likes consistency and give people time to settle in. Arshdeep has also done well, who is also an exciting player, who bowls well. "We have a little bit of experienced guys in Harshal, Buvi and Avesh, who played in the last series. It is exciting to have the young...
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India vs South Africa: Umran Malik is centre of attention at Team India nets | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Umran Malik's demeanour is of a happy-go-lucky person who, at present, will give you the vibes of a kid at a candy store. He is simply enjoying all the spotlight. He doesn't seem to be overawed even while rubbing shoulders with the big boys of Indian cricket. He just wants to bowl fast. Even if it is a standard practice session, Umran loves bowling fast, loves bowling bouncers at the batsman, loves giving chills to the men wielding the willow. He follows the straightforward mantra "pace to pace hai yaar". Pacer Umran Malik trains in Delhi ahead of the T20 series vs South Africa. (TOI Photo)When the Indian team gathered at the Kotla on Monday for its first practice session before the five-match T20I series against South Africa, Umran was the centre of attention. Everyone was c...
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Arshdeep Singh hones yorker skills, looks better than Umran Malik at nets | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Umran Malik got an extended spell during India's first training session, but it was his colleague Arshdeep Singh who looked way more impressive at the nets, which included honing of his yorker skills. However, both the juniors might have to wait for their turn with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan ahead in the pack. If push comes to shove, Arshdeep looks a better bet than Umran. Back in Blue - Prep mode 🔛#TeamIndia begin training in Delhi ahead of the 1st T20I against South Africa.@Paytm… https://t.co/5PteU20hjk— BCCI (@BCCI) 1654521058000The Indian team's evening session under Rahul Dravid and Paras Mhambrey was as intense as it could get. While Umran, the toast of the nation for his express pace, bowled as quick as he can, Rishabh Pant didn't leave any opportuni...
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My mother would say, ‘khel, tod’: Umran Malik on breaking glass windows growing up

Thousands cheered for Umran Malik when he uprooted a stump or two in the recently concluded IPL season. But growing up, when a young Umran would break glass windows, he had one fan supporting him. His mother. “I loved fast bowling from the beginning,” says the 22-year-old at the Indian Express Idea Exchange. “When I was young, I would play with a plastic ball at home and would get scolded for breaking glass windows. But even then, my mother would not stop me from playing and would say, ‘khel, tod’ (Play, break).”Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Malik, who picked 22 wickets in 14 games this IPL season, was all praise for his mother and her cooking skills. ‘It’s very delicious, come whenever you can and taste it,’ he said when asked about the kheer she cooks. The p...