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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Axar Patel emerges out of the shadows | Cricket News – Times of India

Always believed in his batting potential, says coach RathourTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For long, Axar Patel has lived under the shadow of Ravindra Jadeja. The two have similar attributes with the bat and ball but Jadeja holds the edge, especially when it comes to fielding. Seen as a like-for-like replacement, Axar has always stepped in to fill the void left by Jadeja.With Jadeja going through a lengthy injury lay-off, the Gujarat left-arm spin-bowling allrounder has had an extended run with the Indian team and has proved that he is a more than able replacement. In fact, his numbers have vastly improved in the last year, especially in ODIs. Axar claimed 10 wickets at an impressive strike rate of 25. 70 in 8 ODIs and smashed 168 runs at an average of 42. 00 last year. And he has started the new ...
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We always believed in Axar’s batting potential: Vikram Rathour

Axar Patel’s batting has given the team management extra options in the all-rounder department. | Photo Credit: PTI Axar Patel’s batting in recent times has been a revelation. Everyone knew his ability as a bowler but it was his lower-order batting that has caught the eye and has, to some extent, made up for Ravindra Jadeja’s absence in white-ball cricket.India batting coach Vikram Rathour said the team management had always believed Axar Patel had potential with the bat and that it gave the team an extra option.“He is really batting well at the moment. We always believed that he had a lot of potential with the bat. He has worked on it The kind of all-rounders we have, three guys can bat really well. Washington Sundar, Axar Patel and I am sure Ravindra Jadeja will back soon. As a team ...
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Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are not forced to sit out, says batting coach Vikram Rathour | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's batting coach Vikram Rathour has cleared the air over raging controversy as why Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are not getting chances in the ODI set up despite their exploits in T20Is in recent times. According to Rathour both the in-form batters have not been forced to sit out as the other players are also doing good as well and they need to wait for their chances.Both Ishan Surya were not considered for the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka in the ongoing three-match series, leaving the fans and few former players surprised."They are not forced (to sit out), I mean, the others are doing good as well. As players they do understand that, and they need to wait for their opportunity, and they are preparing for that, they train hard and whenever that opportunity comes...
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Good preparation for Indian batters ahead of Australia series at home: Vikram Rathour | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batting coach Vikram Rathour reckons the ongoing Test series against Bangladesh provides the Indian batters the perfect preparation for the high-profile Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia at home. India thrashed Bangladesh by 188 runs in the first Test on a rank turner in Chattogram to lead the two-match series 1-0 and the Indian pitches are also expected to provide support to spinners.India's next assignment in Test cricket will be against World Test Championships topper Australia. The four-match series to begin in Nagpur on February 9. "You expect wickets to turn in the sub-continent, and after this we will be playing an important series against Australia where wickets are expected to turn," Rathour said on the eve of the second and final Test here."So it's good pract...
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KL Rahul suffers hand injury ahead of 2nd Bangladesh Test; doesn’t look serious, says batting coach Vikram Rathour | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Team India dealt a major blow after stand-in skipper KL Rahul suffered an injury to his hand during practice session ahead of the second and final Test against Bangladesh beginning in Dhaka on Thursday.However, the visiting side is quite hopeful that the opener will play the match.India, who won the opening Test in Chittagong by 188 runs and are pushing for a 2-0 sweep, already playing in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma who missed the series with an injured thumb."It doesn't (look serious)," India batting coach Vikram Rathour told reporters during the media conference on Wednesday."He seems to be fine. Hopefully he'll be okay. The doctors are looking at it, but hopefully he'll be okay."Should Rahul miss the match in Mirpur, vice captain Cheteshwar Pujara is likely...
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Rathour not too worried about Rahul’s form

After a few Indian players turned up for the optional training session at the Optus Stadium here on Saturday, batting coach Vikram Rathour walked into the press-conference hall located at the venue’s basement. Ahead of India’s Sunday night ICC T20 World Cup game against South Africa, questions centred on pace, the surface and the playing eleven.Rathour offered a straight bat while also offering some quick counters. One such was centred around K.L. Rahul’s meagre returns and whether that might create a berth for Rishabh Pant, and immediately Rathour said: “We are not really thinking about that. Two games, I don’t think that’s a good enough sample size. He has been batting really well and he has batted well in the practice games, so we are not looking at any such thing at the moment.” ...
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T20 World Cup: ‘Nothing fancy’ in South Africa’s plans to restrict India, says Anrich Nortje | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: South Africa's pace attack will not attempt anything "fancy" against India's star-studded batting order in Sunday's T20 World Cup Super 12 match on what is expected to be a lively track in Perth, speedster Anrich Nortje said. On a seamer-friendly surface at the Perth Stadium, South Africa would be tempted to unleash a four-pronged pace attack harnessing Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen with Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. Nortje said they would need to identify the ideal line and length early to contain the India batsmen in the Super 12 contest. "I think what we've seen the last few games, it's been a really good wicket, lots of pace and bounce," the 28-year-old told a news conference. "We're just going to ... identify what is a good length and a good line on the day and try and stick ...
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T20 World Cup: We have got what we wanted from practice sessions in Australia, says India’s support staff | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: The decision to arrive early in Australia was all about acclimatising to weather and playing conditions and the Indian team management is pleased with the way the players are adjusting to the bounce and pace of the tracks ahead of the T20 World Cup. Fourteen members of the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team reached Australia almost 20 days prior to its T20 World Cup opener against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23 and has been busy preparing for the tournament at the WACA ground here. The Indian players have been going through intense training, which includes sessions on endurance, batting and bowling at the nets and fielding practice. The sessions have been held under the watchful eyes of head coach Rahul Dravid, batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Paras Mhambrey and fielding...
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India’s Non-Playing 16 at the T20 world cup

The Wall of his time, Dravid’s path to taking charge of India was inevitable. Appointed Head Coach post Ravi Shastri’s end of tenure, Dravid is tasked with finding the right squad and perfect balance in Australia in his first big ICC challenge. Unlike the whirlwind Shastri, Dravid’s stylesheet is plenty of pep talk and long meetings. 🔴Vikram Rathour (Batting coach)The former India opener has been on the selection committee earlier, and later appointed batting coach. Rathour has gained trust of not only Dravid, but players too who open up to him easily. The former opener plans batting schedules in practice sessions and corrects flaws with help of the video analyst. 🔴Paras Mhambrey (Bowling coach) A former Mumbai and India pacer, Mhambrey has been in Dravid’s team since India under 19 co...
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Failed to defend targets in Asia Cup 2022 because of dew: India batting coach Vikram Rathour

Defending targets in T20 Internationals has been a grey area for the Indian team but batting coach Vikram Rathour surprisingly cited “dew” being a factor which was not the case when the team played in the recently concluded Asia Cup. Since the Super 4s of the Asia Cup, India have played six T20Is and won three of them while losing three. However, all the three defeats — against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia — have come while defending targets. Contrary to Rathour’s claims, none of the Indian team members, who spoke to the media after the defeats against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai, blamed it on the dew factor making defending difficult. “We are working on that area of getting better at defending targets. But to be fair to our bowlers, toss plays a vital role and every time we ha...