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Mumbai vs Mumbai: Rival coaches Pandit and Mujumdar get ready for battle of wits | Cricket News – Times of India

Groomed in an unforgiving 'gharana' where there is virtually no place for the second best, Chandrakant Pandit and Amol Muzumdar are both as tough as nails mentally.BENGALURU: Groomed in an unforgiving 'gharana' where there is virtually no place for the second best, Chandrakant Pandit and Amol Muzumdar are both as tough as nails mentally. In spirit, they are 'guru bhais', having learnt their lessons under the iconic Ramakant Achrekar. Both know how it feels to lay hands on the silverware. When the final of the Ranji Trophy starts at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday morning, one can be forgiven for thinking that it is being played between two Mumbai sides. Pandit's Madhya Pradesh is basically a 'Mumbai Lite' or 'Mumbai Ultra' in terms of work ethic, vision and plans to accomplish the ...
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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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IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights: KKR remain in competition with big win over MI | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Kolkata Knight Riders finally found the team balance they were looking for to outclass Mumbai Indians by 52 runs on Monday and keep their slim IPL play-off hopes alive. Lead Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in IPL history to restrict KKR to 165 for nine after fine knocks from Venkatesh Iyer (43 off 24) and Nitish Rana (43 off 26). As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableBarring a 43-ball 51 from Ishan Kishan, Mumbai batters struggled to get going in the chase as their innings ended at 113 all out in 17.3 overs. KKR finally played Tim Southee (1/10) and Pat Cummins (3/22) together and the move worked with the seasoned pacers sharing four wickets. Andre Russell too chipped in with a couple of wickets. Another big positive was the retu...
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kkr: IPL 2022, KKR vs RR: Kolkata Knight Riders look to stem the rot | Cricket News – Times of India

Reaching the business end of the IPL, alarm bells have started ringing for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Languishing at the bottom half of the points table, the least the Shreyas Iyer-led side has to do now is to win the last five matches to stay in contention for a playoff berth. But it will take no less than a Herculean effort on their part to rise and deliver after suffering five straight losses. Their job will be particularly more difficult against Rajasthan Royals who are operating as a well-oiled unit. KKR, however, can take heart from the fact that an out-of-form Mumbai Indians managed to beat RR on Saturday. They themselves got close before falling short by just seven runs in the earlier encounter this season against the same rivals. Round 2️⃣ with the Royals! 👊#KKRHaiTaiyaar #KKRv...
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IPL 2022: Finch jumped in excitement after getting a call from KKR as Hales’ replacement | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Upset after not finding any takers in the IPL mega auction, Australia white-ball captain Aaron Finch "jumped" in excitement on getting a call from Kolkata Knight Riders to join the side as a replacement for Alex Hales. Hales pulled out of the tournament citing bubble fatigue, opening the gate for Finch, who joined KKR at his base price of Rs 1.5 crore. "It's just a great competition to be a part of and I think when you're not here you really miss it. To have the chance to train and play with the best players in the world consistently I think makes everyone better," Finch told KKR website, on the eve of their match against Gujarat Titans. "Yeah, of course. Yeah (I was disappointed). But then to get the call from Baz (head coach Brendon McCullum) to come and join KKR, I was v...
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IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Highlights: Pat Cummins equals record for fastest IPL fifty as KKR beat MI by 5 wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Premier pacer Pat Cummins shone with the bat like never before, equalling the record for the fastest fifty in the IPL, including amassing 35 runs in an over, as Kolkata Knight Riders crushed Mumbai Indians by five wickets on Wednesday. Cummins blazed away to his fifty in just 14 balls, joining KL Rahul on the top of the leaderboard, while opener Venkatesh Iyer batted through the innings for his unbeaten 41-ball 50, as KKR completed a chase of 162 with as many as four overs to spare. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableIt was unbelievable stuff from Cummins as KKR, needing 35 from 30 balls, got them all in just six deliveries with the Australian Test captain hitting six sixes and four boundaries in his 15-ball 56. Daniel Sams bore the brunt of Cummins' onslaught the most, conc...
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Pat Cummins hits joint-fastest IPL fifty off just 14 balls, equals KL Rahul’s record | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Pat Cummins was an unlikely star with the bat as he smashed a joint fastest 14-ball IPL fifty to power Kolkata Knight Riders to a stunning victory over Mumbai Indians on Wednesday. The Australian Test skipper joined Venkatesh Iyer with Kolkata on 101-5 while chasing 162 and tore into the Mumbai attack with his 56 off 15 balls as the two-time champions reached their target with four overs and five wickets to spare. Pat Cummins finishes things off in style!Also brings up the joint fastest half-century in #TATAIPL off 14 deliver… https://t.co/cdIeNOwnom— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1649266904000Iyer, a left-hand batsman, had the best seat in the house as Cummins hit six sixes including the winning hit over the fence in a 35-run Daniel Sams over. Pat came. Pat saw. Pat conquered. 🙌@p...
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Stupid clause: Ravi Shastri on not being able to do commentary during India coaching job | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday termed the BCCI's conflict of interest clause, which prevented him from doing IPL commentary while he was with the national team, "stupid". However, having relinquished the national team coaching job, Shastri is returning commentary in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after a long gap. "This is the 15th edition of the IPL, I did the first 11 years and then thanks to some stupid conflict of interest clause that exists in some stupid constitution that binds us, you could not do the last few seasons," said Shastri in a press conference organised by Star Sports, the official broadcaster of IPL 2022. The 59-year-old Shastri has made a name for himself behind the mike after his career as an India player, and fans will once again get to hear...
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IND vs SL 2nd Test 2022 Day 3 Highlights: India win by 238 runs, complete series sweep

Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with teammates after taking his fifth wicket of Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella during the second day of the second Test in Bengaluru on Sunday. (AP/Aijaz Rahi) India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts turn the screw to assume total control Beyond a point, it seemed depressingly pointless. As if India’s only motivation to bat on was prolonging Sri Lanka’s agony. It was still the second day of the Test and India could have batted on for at least a couple more days had they wanted to, but were so far ahead in the match that batting on seemed meaningless in the context of the result. By the time India’s lead had crossed 350, at the stroke of the dinner break, propelled by Rishabh Pant’s 50, the visitors were already dead horses being flogged. Half an hour into the session, India...
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IND vs SL 2nd Test 2022 Day 2 Live Score Updates: Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden fifer at home floor Sri Lanka

On squarest of square turners, Shreyas Iyer defangs Sri Lankan spinners on Day One of Pink-ball Test To the immeasurable silence of the stadium strode in Shreyas Iyer. The crowd favourite, Virat Kohli, had just perished to a shockingly low ball that had both him and the audience praying for his 71st hundred equally shocked. So silent that if you tuned your ears sharply, you could even hear the thud of Shreyas’s studs on the grass. But after 134 minutes of dazzling batting, after crunching 92 runs off 98 balls on a day no other batsman touched 40 on a bedevilled surface that spun, spat and shot and skidded, Shreyas returned to the pavilion to the deafening applause and light from swaying smartphones flickering like glow-worms. (READ MORE) !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.f...
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IND vs SL 1st Test Day 1 Live Score Updates: India elected to bat

Virat Kohli’s 100th Test: Milestone match marks a new phase for the former India captain Virat Kohli during Indian teams practice session at PCA Stadium in Mohali ahead of Test match against Srilanka. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh) Sample these few deliveries from Mohammed Siraj to Virat Kohli in the Mohali nets on Wednesday afternoon. One zipped from short of a length past Kohli’s outside edge. Moments later, a slightly fuller one zipped through again and sent off stump for a walk. It seemed to take an eternity for the stumps to be put in place. Finally Siraj bustled in once more and bowled a perfectly acceptable good length ball. Kohli’s front foot sprung into action and the cover drive slammed into the side of the net. How many times have we seen that response in Test cricket f...
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IND vs SL 3rd T20I 2022 Highlights: Iyer guides IND to 6-wicket win against SL

Indian players celebrate the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Kamil Mishara during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka, in Dharmsala, India, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia) India steamroll Sri Lanka to seal series Sri Lanka won moments, India won the match. The hosts clinched it by seven wickets with 17 balls remaining to annex the T20I series. The victory in the end came in a canter, Ravindra Jadeja blazing to 45 not out off 18 balls and Shreyas Iyer anchoring the chase with an unbeaten 74 in 44 deliveries. Against a daunting 183/5 posted by Sri Lanka, India’s quality and depth eventually shone through. The tourists will rue poor captaincy from Dasun Shanaka, his 19-ball 47 not out notwithstanding, that allowed Iyer to grow into the g...
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IND vs SL 2nd T20I Predicted Playing XI: Ravi Bishnoi likely to replace Yuzvendra Chahal?

India vs Sri Lanka T20I Predicted Playing XI: It is still early days but the Rohit Sharma-led side has already figured out the core group of players that will travel to Australia for the World Cup Down Under later this year. Young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi might get a look in place of senior pro Yuzvendra Chahal, while Avesh Khan is likely to find a spot in the playing eleven. Young opener Ishan Kishan got a massive dose of confidence in the series opener on Thursday after his struggles against the West Indies. Shreyas Iyer made merry at number three in the absence of the rested Virat Kohli and would be aiming to repeat that for the rest of the series. When a full-strength India take the field next, he might not find a place in the playing eleven and therefore, he needs to make the m...
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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Sri Lanka T20I series Team India’s chance to give more game time to claimants | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: With the number of claimants increasing heading into T20 World Cup, there will be no let-up in India's willingness to experiment or their intensity in the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka, beginning here on Thursday. Coming off a 3-0 whitewash of the West Indies, the in-form Indians will look to do an encore against the visiting Sri Lankans, and the Rohit Sharma-led squad has a realistic chance of achieving that. But the endeavour to complete another clean sweep will not mean a climb-down from their keenness to give enough game time to as many players as possible in the lead-up to the World Cup, which will be held in Australia in October-November. The absence of the team's established players, such as Virat Kohli and Rishbah Pant as well as KL Rahul, in the upcoming thr...
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India vs West Indies: Just wanted to replicate what I did in first game, says Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA (West Bengal): India batter Suryakumar Yadav expressed happiness after his brilliant knock help his side to defeat West Indies on Sunday. Suryakumar's 65-run knock was backed up by a spirited bowling performance as India defeated West Indies by runs in the third and final T20I here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Harshal Patel returned with three wickets while Venkatesh Iyer also got two wickets. CHAMPIONS 🎉#TeamIndia https://t.co/9CRlRacaff— BCCI (@BCCI) 1645380198000"Just wanted to replicate what I did in the first game. Needed someone to stay there after Rohit got out and get the team to a defendable total. We had a long chat in the team meeting as to how we are going to react under immense pressure and it came out very well," Suryakumar said. "I just try to keep things simple...
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India vs West Indies 3rd T20I: Suryakumar, Venkatesh shine as India seal 3-0 sweep | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Indian seamers fired in unison after Suryakumar Yadav's belligerent fifty as the hosts coasted to a series-sweeping 17-run win over the West Indies in the third and final T20I here on Sunday. After Deepak Chahar limped off the field after failing to complete the third over due to a hamstring injury, Harshal Patel (3/22), Venkatesh Iyer (2/23 from 2.1 overs) and Shardul Thakur (2/33) performed their tasks impressively to defend India's 184/5. Wicket-keeper batter Nicholas Pooran continued his fine form slamming a third successive fifty (61 off 47 balls; 8x4, 1x6) but it was not enough as West Indies managed just 167 for nine. That's that from the final T20I as #TeamIndia win by 17 runs to complete a 3-0 clean sweep in the series.Scorecar… https://t.co/O0cLjTYiqK— BCCI (@BCCI) 16...
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IND vs WI 3rd T20I Playing XI: Shreyas, Ruturaj and Avesh in fray for today’s match?

India vs West Indies T20 Playing XI: With the series already in their bag, India will have the liberty to experiment in the third and final T20I against the West Indies in Kolkata on Sunday. With Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant given a 10-day break, the home team is set to finally include the gifted Shreyas Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the playing XI. In the absence of KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan has failed to impress at the top of the order and his place could be given to the talented Gaikwad, who has been warming the bench until now. In the middle-order, Shreyas will replace Kohli, who has been given a much-needed break ahead of his landmark 100th Test. Shreyas, who was the third biggest buy at the IPL auction but could not fit into India’s T20 combination for the first two matche...
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I was happy with my intent while playing shots: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Virat Kohli gave glimpses of his vintage form with a fine half-century and the former Indian captain was happy with his intent while playing shots during India's challenging total of 186 in the second T20I against West Indies on Friday. Kohli's 52 off 41 balls had seven fours and a six and a welcome return to form after a dry spell of four games. "I had decided to stay positive but then we lost a few (Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav) wickets. I still wanted to keep going but unfortunately I got out ," Kohli told Star Sports. 🗣️🗣️Important to back yourself & trust your abilities @imVkohli talks about his mindset after his half-century.… https://t.co/rjippVyBQm— BCCI (@BCCI) 1645198146000"I was happy with my intent that I wanted to play my shots. Sometimes when you play with ...
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IND vs WI 2nd T20 Probable Playing XI: Will Ruturaj Gaikwad be in India’s Playing XI today?

India vs West Indies 2nd T20 Probable Playing XI: India will be locking horns against West Indies in the 2nd T20I of the 3-match series. India currently lead the series 1-0 after crushing the Caribbean side in the previous match. India had sealed the ODI series 3-0. But key players like Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant failed to perform. Skipper Rohit Sharma, who smashed 40 off 19 balls and helped India win the game, will be looking to continue his momentum in the second T20 also. The Indian team will now expect that Virat Kohli also repossesses his form when they take on the West Indies in the second T20 International in Kolkata on Friday. India might take a call in the form of Ishan Kishan, who struggled in the first match. Rohit also has options in Maharashtra run machine Ru...