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Indian cricket teams touch base in Southampton | Cricket News – Times of India
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Indian cricket teams touch base in Southampton | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: After landing in the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday, both the Indian men's and women's teams set base at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. After landing in Southampton, the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Wriddhiman Saha posted pictures of themselves at the Hilton Hotel, which is present in the premises of the Ageas Bowl. Bumrah posted a picture on Twitter and he captioned the post as: "Hello Southampton." Hello Southampton! 🏏 https://t.co/qSATFLZ3b0— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) 1622719020000Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians posted a picture of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant chilling on their balcony at the Hilton Hotel. Touchdown ➡️ The Rose Bowl, Southampton 🏟️Mission WTC loading 🔜🏆#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #ICCWTCFinal @ImRo45… https://t.co/lfvkNH0Emo— Mumba...
I don’t need to change just because people criticise my batting: Wriddhiman Saha | Cricket News – Times of India
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I don’t need to change just because people criticise my batting: Wriddhiman Saha | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: It's a circle of life that has put Wriddhiman Saha in the same position that he was a decade back when he came to England in 2011 as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's understudy. The script was repeated in 2014 with Saha seen dutifully carrying the bats, towels and drinks for his teammates and in 2021, he is again expected to watch Rishabh Pant's pyrotechnics from the dressing room, something that has solely missed from his style of batsmanship despite being decent at his craft. "Obviously, there will be criticism when you don't do well. I always try to deliver the way I've learnt over the years," Saha told PTI in an interview, ahead of joining the team's bio-bubble in Mumbai on Monday. Despite being steady with the bat, somehow Saha's willow wielding hasn't exactly inspired the h...
Wriddhiman Saha subtly questions IPL bubble tightness, says UAE would have been better venue | Cricket News – Times of India
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Wriddhiman Saha subtly questions IPL bubble tightness, says UAE would have been better venue | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has indicated that the bio-bubble for IPL 14 was not as foolproof as the one in UAE last year, becoming the first India player to publicly question, even if subtly, the tightness of the controlled environment. The 36-year-old Saha was among the players who contracted the dreaded virus before the IPL stumbled to an abrupt halt midway into its 14th season after multiple COVID-19 cases were reported in its bio-bubble. During an interview with PTI, Saha spoke about the bio-bubble breach in India and said it would have been better if the IPL was held in UAE, like last year. "It's the job of the stakeholders to assess it, but the only thing I would say is that there was not a single individual during our training in UAE (last year), not e...
Rishabh Pant should be India’s first-choice wicketkeeper in WTC final: Wriddhiman Saha | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rishabh Pant should be India’s first-choice wicketkeeper in WTC final: Wriddhiman Saha | Cricket News – Times of India

Rishabh Pant (Getty Images)NEW DELHI: Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has said that Rishabh Pant should be India's first-choice wicketkeeper in their upcoming Test matches in England, including the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. Saha was India's first-choice wicket-keeper since 2014 after MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket until the emergence of Pant. Both players have been included in the squad that will travel to England for the WTC final and the subsequent five-match Test series. "Rishabh Pant played the last few matches of the World Test Championship, he's done well and he should be our first-choice keeper in England. I would just wait, and if any opportunity arises, I will give my best. I will keep practising for that one chance," Saha told Sportskeeda. "I tr...
Whether I am underrated is for others to decide: Wriddhiman Saha
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Whether I am underrated is for others to decide: Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha has been going through probably the longest quarantine in cricket. It started ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year and is unlikely to end before mid-September, with the final Test between England and India scheduled to finish on September 14. The stumper contracted Covid during this year’s IPL, which kept him in isolation even after the tournament was suspended. He is out of the woods now and will reach Mumbai on May 24 to join the Indian team. Saha wouldn’t have been on board the flight to England for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final, followed by a five-Test series against the hosts, if he had accepted the offer to contest in the Bengal Assembly polls. The 36-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman opened his heart in an interview wi...
‘Pant Should Be Our First-Choice Wicket-Keeper’: Wriddhiman Saha
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‘Pant Should Be Our First-Choice Wicket-Keeper’: Wriddhiman Saha

Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has reiterated that Rishabh Pant should be the first choice wicket-keeper in the Indian team for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) Final. There has been a strong tussle for the place of wicket-keeper in the Indian team since MS Dhoni called it off in international cricket.Dinesh Karthik, Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant were the front runners in this race. Saha was seen as a regular in the Indian Test team until the series down-under. Rishabh Pant had a great series and played an important role in making India win that series 2-1. Pant's good form continued in the series against England as well. With the statement, Saha has put full-stop to any discussions or debates about the wicket-keeper in Indian team. “Rishabh Pant p...
Rishabh Pant should be India’s first-choice wicketkeeper in England: Wriddhiman Saha
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Rishabh Pant should be India’s first-choice wicketkeeper in England: Wriddhiman Saha

Rishabh Pant has earned the right to be India’s first-choice wicketkeeper for the tour of England, said Wriddhiman Saha, the other keeper picked in India’s 20-man squad. Saha, who has been India’s second-choice keeper since the Adelaide Test in December last year, said Pant’s run of form this year makes him an automatic choice in the playing XI over himself. “Rishabh Pant played the last few matches of the World Test Championship, he’s done well and he should be our first-choice keeper in England. I would just wait, and if any opportunity arises, I will give my best. I will keep practising for that one chance,” Saha told Sportskeeda on Friday. Saha is the second wicketkeeper in India’s Test squad as they travel to UK for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand...
UK tour: KS Bharat roped in as cover for Wriddhiman Saha | Cricket News – Times of India
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UK tour: KS Bharat roped in as cover for Wriddhiman Saha | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat will be travelling to the UK with the India men's squad for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and five-match Test series against England. The wicket-keeper is cover for Wriddhiman Saha who has just recovered from Covid-19. Although Saha has recovered in time to enter the bio-bubble in Mumbai before leaving for the UK on June 2, the selection committee did not take any chances and they decided to add Bharat to the group with an eye on the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said it was a precautionary step with an eye on Saha's recovery from COVID-19. "He was added as cover for Saha considering he was still recovering from the virus and wicket-keeping is a spec...
Wriddhiman Saha recovers from COVID, to be available for tour of England
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Wriddhiman Saha recovers from COVID, to be available for tour of England

Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has recovered from COVID-19 and will be available for India’s tour of England next month. Saha has reached his home in Kolkata after completing over a fortnight-long quarantine at a Delhi hotel. He was picked for the England-bound squad subject to fitness. The 36-year-old was among the players who contracted the dreaded virus in the currently-suspended Indian Premier league while playing for SunRisers Hyderabad. “Wriddhiman is back home yesterday after two and half weeks of hotel quarantine in Delhi,” a source close to the player told PTI. Saha will have to return another negative RT-PCR test before joining the pre-departure bio-bubble in Mumbai, where the squad will undergo hard quarantine before boarding the flight to England. India ar...
BCCI’s WTC plan: 3 Covid-19 tests at home before players assemble in Mumbai on May 19 | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI’s WTC plan: 3 Covid-19 tests at home before players assemble in Mumbai on May 19 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made a foolproof plan for the national team before they depart for the UK to play the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five-match Test series against England. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of the roadmap drawn said arrangements have been made for all the players to undergo three RT-PCR tests before assembling in Mumbai on May 19. "The players will be undergoing three RT-PCR tests at their homes, and once they return negative tests, they will be assembling in Mumbai on May 19. Everyone in the contingent will be undergoing 14-day quarantine in India before they leave for the UK on June 2," said the source. Almost all the members of the Indian contingent set to depart for the UK have taken...
IPL 2021: Mike Hussey tests negative, Wriddhiman Saha positive again | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Mike Hussey tests negative, Wriddhiman Saha positive again | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey has recovered from COVID-19, paving the way for his return to Australia on Sunday but Sunrisers Hyderabad's Wriddhiman Saha has received conflicting results in two coronavirus tests, prolonging his isolation. Saha, who has been named in India's squad for the World Test Championship final and the subsequent Test series against England, is hoping to join the squad's bio-bubble in Mumbai on May 25. His inclusion is subject to fitness. Both Hussey and Saha had first tested positive during the now suspended IPL. "Hussey has returned with negative RT-PCR results and has recovered well. We haven't yet decided when he is going to fly back and which route he will take -- Maldives or Australia," CSK CEO Kashi Viswanathan told PTI on Frid...
‘Request not to spread misleading information’: Wriddhiman Saha clarifies on Covid test
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‘Request not to spread misleading information’: Wriddhiman Saha clarifies on Covid test

Wriddhiman Saha, who is still in quarantine after having contracted the Covid-19 virus during the IPL 2021 season, clarified on Twitter that he has tested positive and negative for the virus once each. “Request everyone not to spread misleading stories/information without the whole context,” Saha wrote on Friday. This clarification came after there were reports on Friday morning that Saha had tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time. “My quarantine period is still not over. As part of the routine check-up two tests were done, out of which one was negative and the other was positive. Otherwise I am doing much better,” the statement also said. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3FHgxGJpGT — Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) May 14, 2021 Saha had earlier spoken about how he felt after havi...
Hardik Pandya out of ‘full-strength’ India Test squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Hardik Pandya out of ‘full-strength’ India Test squad | Cricket News – Times of India

Selectors ignore allrounder for WTC final, Test series in England; Kuldeep, Saini droppedNEW DELHI: For the first time in over a year, the Indian Test team will be at full strength when they travel for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand — followed by the five-Test series in England — next month. However, allrounder Hardik Pandya missed the bus due to his inability to consistently bowl. On Friday, the selectors picked a squad of 20 players and four standbys for the three-month tour. Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are all back in the squad. Kuldeep Yadav has been left out of an entire tour for the first time in four years, putting a big question mark over his future with the Indian team. Navdeep Saini too has been overlooked. Avesh Khan, Prasidh Kr...
Hosting IPL 14 in India was the right call, situation deteriorated quickly: Ness Wadia | Cricket News – Times of India
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Hosting IPL 14 in India was the right call, situation deteriorated quickly: Ness Wadia | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia on Tuesday backed the BCCI's decision to host IPL 14 in India amid the COVID-19 threat, saying that was the "right call" before the situation deteriorated quickly. The Indian Premier League was on Tuesday suspended indefinitely after multiple COVID-19 cases were reported in its bio-bubble, ending a month-long relatively smooth run for cricket's most glamorous event in the middle of a raging pandemic. Wadia welcomed the decision to suspend the league for the time being. "Best decision has been taken given the circumstances. Lot of people are suffering in India," Wadia told PTI. As far as hosting the event was concerned at the first place, he said, "Due diligence was done before the IPL but no one is perfect. The right call was taken to hold it ...
Franchises, stakeholders unite in COVID fight, hail IPL suspension | Cricket News – Times of India
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Franchises, stakeholders unite in COVID fight, hail IPL suspension | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Franchises and stakeholders of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday hailed the BCCI's decision to suspend the tournament indefinitely, insisting that cricket can wait while the country fights an unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. The BCCI was forced to suspend the lucrative T20 tournament indefinitely midway into the season after multiple cases of the dreaded virus were reported inside the bio-bubble. "We're all in this together. The safety and security of everyone in VIVO IPL 2021 is of paramount importance and we support the decision of BCCI to postpone the tournament," Royal Challengers Bangalore said in a statement. "Royal Challengers Bangalore will work in consultation with the BCCI to ensure that everyone has a safe passage back home," it added. Official Statement from RCB Ma...
India shouldn’t have hosted IPL 2021, the UAE should have been the first option: Karsan Ghavri | Cricket News – Times of India
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India shouldn’t have hosted IPL 2021, the UAE should have been the first option: Karsan Ghavri | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been called off for now. The IPL Governing Council (IPL GC) and BCCI have unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 with immediate effect. The big announcement came after a series of COVID-19 cases were reported in multiple franchise bio-bubbles. Former India left-arm pacer Karsan Ghavri feels the safety of the players is the most important thing and that IPL 2021 should have happened in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE hosted the IPL 2020 due to COVID-19 and the tournament was conducted smoothly. Ghavri feels the UAE would have been the best option once again this year due to the rise in coronavirus cases in India. "It has been more than a year now that COVID-19 is there. I would say IPL should have been played in the UAE or any oth...
MI vs SRH Preview: Slow starters Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad face off on sluggish pitch | Cricket News – Times of India
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MI vs SRH Preview: Slow starters Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad face off on sluggish pitch | Cricket News – Times of India

Manish Pandey in firing line, Saha's role too under scannerHaving just lost his BCCI central contract, Manish Pandey will be firmly be under the scanner when Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have lost both their matches so far, take on the Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday night. So far, the 31-year-old has found runs this season. He has a rather Bradmanesque average of 99 but the pace at which he has got them, a strike rate of 119.27, has just not been good enough for his team. The problem is that while he has managed to dig himself in while chasing a target, he has either struggled to accelerate and been unable to finish off the game, or got out at the wrong time. Both has invited criticism. In the first game against KKR, Pandey slammed 61* off 44 balls but couldn't hel...
IPL 2021, RCB vs SRH: Shahbaz Ahmed stars as Sunrisers Hyderabad choke against Royal Challengers Bangalore | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021, RCB vs SRH: Shahbaz Ahmed stars as Sunrisers Hyderabad choke against Royal Challengers Bangalore | Cricket News – Times of India

Shahbaz turns it RCB's way as Warner's men falter in low-scoring thrillerIt's seldom that Sunrisers Hyderabad get their mix wrong, especially in their bowling line-up. The bowlers, as expected, again ticked most boxes against Royal Challengers Bangalore, only to see their batsmen falter as the team suffered its second defeat of the tournament, this time by six runs. Considering the fact that the opposition had some of the biggest guns in the batting business, Sunrisers had to bring their 'A' game to the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, where there was generous help on offer for the spinners. SCORECARD | MATCH HIGHLIGHTSRashid Khan doesn't need a second invitation to revel and his 2/18 along with back-in-the-fold Jason Holder's 3/30 restricted RCB to 149/8. That in the main was due to ...
Rishabh Pant:  Can the talented Rishabh Pant continue to deliver as both batsman and keeper? | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rishabh Pant: Can the talented Rishabh Pant continue to deliver as both batsman and keeper? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is back in the limited overs scheme of things. He was dropped for the limited overs legs on India's tour of Australia, but has been included in the squad for the five match T20 series vs England, which begins on March 12. Pant played a stellar role in India's Border-Gavaskar series triumph in Australia and then continued his sublime form in the ongoing home Test series against England. The 23-year-old, who scored a brilliant 97 in the Sydney Test and then an unbeaten 89 in Brisbane in India's unforgettable series win on Australian soil, has already smashed two half-centuries in the first two Tests against England. With the bat, Pant in fact was India's highest run-getter in the recent Test series in Australia. He scored 274 runs...
Hard work paying off for Rishabh Pant: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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Hard work paying off for Rishabh Pant: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli has every reason to feel vindicated for sticking with Rishabh Pant after his impressive glovework on a challenging track in the second Test against England removed any doubts about his wicket keeping ability. Kohli has opted for the explosive batting and match-winning ability of Pant ahead of the assured keeping of veteran Wriddhiman Saha for the Test side, with the skipper optimistic Pant's skills behind the wicket would improve with time. In Chennai, Pant plucked a pair of one-handed catches out of the air in England's first innings and delivered two acrobatic stumpings in the second despite the pitch offering significant spin and bounce. "He has really worked hard, ... when he moves with the gloves you can see that difference in his reactions and ...