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Ind vs NZ, 3rd ODI | New Zealand win toss, opt to bowl

New Zealand skipper Tom Latham and India captain Rohit Sharma during toss in the third ODI between the two sides in Indore on January 24, 2023. Videograb: Twitter/@BCCI New Zealand skipper Tom Latham won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the third ODI here on Tuesday. India made two changes, bringing in Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj.🚨 Toss Update 🚨New Zealand win the toss and elect to field first in the third #INDvNZ ODI.Follow the match ▶️ https://t.co/ojTz5RqWZf…#TeamIndia | @mastercardindiapic.twitter.com/S1V3NmNnmp— BCCI (@BCCI) January 24, 2023 For New Zealand, Doug Bracewell replaced Henry Shipley in the playing XI.Playing XIs: India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya...
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IND vs NZ 3rd ODI: The Chahal conundrum

“Aaj Chahal TV pe koi player nahi aayenge, aaj hum aapko survey karwayenge dressing room ka” Like an energetic vlogger, Indian leg spinner Yuzvedra Chahal holds a mic and makes a touring video of the Indian dressing room at Raipur. From being the first-choice leg-spinner in the limited-overs set up, he has been warming the bench of late. And the question on everyone’s lips is why is the team management utilising his services more with the mic than with the ball lately. Chahal flew to the T20 World Cup hoping that bigger grounds in Australia will favour suit his bowling only for the team management not field the leg-spinner in any of the games. Even as other teams preferred wrist-spinners, Chahal warmed the bench the entire tournament. He played in New Zealand, and in the three T20Is and...
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India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI tip-off XI: Shahbaz replaces Hardik, Umran comes in for Siraj, Chahal in place of Kuldeep

IND vs NZ 3rd ODI Predicted XI: With the series already won, India would love to test their bench strength in the third and final ODI against New Zealand in Indore on Tuesday. It is highly likely that India will rest vice-captain Hardik Pandya, pacer Mohammed Siraj, and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav. Pandya will lead India in the T20Is and both Siraj and Kuldeep are expected to play a big role in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar series, starting from Fabruary 9. Shahbaz for Pandya With the T20 fixtures scheduled later this week, the team management may also be tempted to rest Hardik Pandya and give Shahbaz Ahmed a go in the final ODI. The 28-year-old Bengal all-rounder has so far featured in three ODIs and has done reasonably well with the ball. Shahbaz is yet to prove his mettle with the bat, b...
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India vs New Zealand: Shreyas Iyer ruled out of ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Team India batsman Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand due to a back injury and will be heading to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for further assessment and management."Team India batter Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match ODI series against New Zealand due to a back injury," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement. Rajat Patidar, who plays for Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, has been named as Iyer's replacement for the rubber against the visiting Kiwis. Patidar has earlier been part of ODI team for past few series.While he was one of India's steady batsmen in ODIs in 2022, Shreyas Iyer failed to convert his starts in three games as scores...
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India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: When and where to watch, Head to Head, Full squads, talking points and venue details | Cricket News – Times of India

Barely three days after wrapping up the bilateral series vs Sri Lanka at home, Team India will be back in action again in a home series. This time they will face New Zealand in a 3 ODI and 3 T20I series, once again at home.The last time these two teams clashed in an ODI series was recently in November last year, when a severely rain affected series saw the Kiwis take a 1-0 series win. The current India vs New Zealand series begins with the ODIs and the first match is scheduled to be played on Wednesday, January 18.Ahead of the first game, here are all the big match details that you need to know:What: India vs New Zealand, 1st ODIWhere: HyderabadWhen: January 18 (Wednesday) - 1:30 PM ISTICC Team Rankings: India: 4th; New Zealand: 1stBig Talking Points:- There is no KL Rahul or Axar Patel...
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1st ODI: India face plucky New Zealand in series opener | Cricket News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Having stirred a debate after being left out despite his world record double hundred, Ishan Kishan is expected be back in the playing eleven, albeit in a different batting position, when India face a stern test against New Zealand in the three-match ODI series, beginning here Wednesday.Kishan had to sit out of the Sri Lanka series despite scoring the fastest double hundred in the history of ODIs, against Bangladesh in the preceding series.Shubman Gill, who was rewarded for his consistency and picked ahead of Ishan to open alongside skipper Rohit Sharma, made the most of the opportunities with scores of 70, 21 and 116 in the Sri Lanka series.No changes are expected to the opening combination against the Black Caps but KL Rahul's unavailability due to personal reasons opens up ...
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2nd ODI: India eyeing another big with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli in full flow | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Buoyed by the form of its top three batters, a clinical India will look to take an unassailable 2-0 lead when they face Sri Lanka in the second ODI here on Thursday.Having ended his century drought for nearly three years in a T20I against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup in September, Virat Kohli has not looked back since then especially in the white ball format and brought up his 73rd International century in their 67-run win in Guwahati on Tuesday.He looked in supreme control in the first ODI in Guwahati on Tuesday and made Sri Lanka pay the price for two dropped chances to slam a back-to-back ODI hundreds that formed the backbone of India's massive 373 for seven. It was like the Kohli of the old as he looked uncluttered and no Sri Lankan bowler troubled him.Returning from an inju...
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India look for fresh start in World Cup year as ODIs against Sri Lanka begin | Cricket News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: A lot has changed in Indian cricket over the past one year, with the captain-coach combo changing across formats as Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma took over from Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli. What remained constant was the Men in Blue's fortunes in ICC tournaments.A semifinal exit in the T20 World Cup Down Under and an unsuccessful attempt to defend the Asia Cup highlighted the year. Team India will be eager to start their journey in the New Year on a winning note, given that the ODI World Cup is scheduled at home later this year.So the ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting from Tuesday at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, offers the perfect opportunity.Nets ✅Fan meet-ups 😃 ✅#TeamIndia skipper @ImRo45 is all geared-up for #INDvSL ODI series opener 💪🏻… https://t.co/5XnyH1UbEf— BCC...
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India equal England’s T20I record with big win over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India dished out an all-round performance to outclass Sri Lanka in all aspects of the game to seal a massive 91-run win in the third and the last T20I in Rajkot on Saturday. With this win India clinched the three-match series 2-1 and kept their record of winning every bilateral T20I series against Sri Lanka intact. India also extended their bilateral T20I series winning streak at home to 12. India last lost a bilateral T20I series at home against Australia in 2019.Arshdeep Singh picks up the final wicket of the innings as #TeamIndia win by 91 runs and clinch the series 2-1.Th… https://t.co/1JSx0NS8xb— BCCI (@BCCI) 1673110349000The victory against Sri Lanka also helped India draw level with England in the list of most wins against a single opponent in T20Is. India recorded the...
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3rd T20I: Pacers, top order in focus as India look to win series against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: The young pace bowling unit will look to pick up pieces from the hammering of previous night even as the Indian top-order itches to put in a meaningful performance against Sri Lanka in the decider of the three-match T20I series here on Saturday.After eking out a narrow last-ball win in the opener, India fell short by 16-run defeat as Sri Lanka levelled the three-match series 1-1.The inconsistency of a young attack was one of the reasons for the defeat but going forward Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi will know that it was great learning experience for them.They erred in their lines and didn't always bowl the fuller length, making the Sri Lankan batters job easy to guide the pace of the short pitched stuff.The Indian bowling unit bled runs with left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, who retu...
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2nd T20I: India aim to clinch series against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Shubman Gill will be aiming to up the ante in the Powerplay overs to keep his nearest competitor Ruturaj Gaikwad at bay as a buoyant India team aims to come all guns blazing against Sri Lanka in its bid to clinch the series in the second T20I here on Thursday.India won a last-ball thriller by two runs in the opener at Wankhede while defending a below-par score and skipper Hardik Pandya spoke about the benefits of overcoming difficult situations as the team moves forward.While T20Is aren't of highest priority in an ODI World Cup year, Gill will not like to repeat the mistakes of his predecessors while aiming to cement his place in the T20I side after making a reputation for himself in the longer versions.Gill's career strike-rate after playing 96 T20 games (mostly IPL and Syed Mush...
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India vs Sri Lanka Highlights, 1st T20I: Shivam Mavi shines on debut as India register a thrilling 2-run win over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Debutant Shivam Mavi made a dream debut on Tuesday, but India were in a spot of bother before eking out a narrow two-run victory against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede stadium. The thrilling last-ball win in the opener gave India a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. Sent in to bat, India recovered from a top-order collapse to post a competitive 162 for five riding on the unbeaten 68-run stand for the sixth wicket between Deepak Hooda (41 not out off 23 balls) and Axar Patel (31* off 20).As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20IIn reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 160 in 20 overs with young Mavi taking four wickets. Mavi returned figures of 4 for 22 and was well supported by his fellow pacers Umran Malik (2 for 27) and Harshal Patel (2 for 41).Hooda was adjudged Man-of-...
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India vs Sri Lanka: Indian T20 team under Hardik Pandya prepares for life without ‘big three’ | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Hardik Pandya will be expected to begin his full-time T20 captaincy tenure on a bold note as the Indian T20 team prepares to start its life beyond Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul with the three match series against Sri Lanka, beginning here on Tuesday.The followers of Indian cricket got more than glimpse of Hardik's vision for the team when led the team to victory in the rain-hit T20 series in New Zealand.In an ODI World Cup year, the shortest format is not priority for the Indian team but the series will allow Hardik to start planning for the future, specifically the 2024 T20 World Cup.India's famed top three -- Rohit, Kohli and Rahul -- are not part of the squad and irrespective of their T20 future , the team must prepare for life without them.The problem with the curre...
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India need to show trust in skills of Kuldeep and Chahal in ODIs: Sivaramakrishnan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have time and again proved their worth with their match-winning performances yet they have been in and out of the team. And interestingly both the spinners are not part of the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh starting Sunday. But former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan bats for the spinners to be included in the team. He cited an example from his playing days, where he tried to highlight how India need to show trust in the skills of Kuldeep and Chahal in ODIs to get wickets in middle overs. "When I played the World Championship of Cricket in 1985, Sunil Gavaskar gave me the license and said, 'go bowl ten overs, even if you give 50-55 runs'. That was very expensive at that point in time and he said, 'I ...
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India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Head to Head, playing XI prediction, pitch conditions, weather forecast and more | Cricket News – Times of India

After winning the T20I series 1-0, Team India are gearing up to take on New Zealand in a 3 match ODI series. Shikhar Dhawan is the India captain for the series, with Rishabh Pant as his deputy. The two teams will be playing three matches in the space of five days and Kiwi captain Kane Williamson has spoken about the volume of cricket being played, saying - "we must ensure there is a lot more context as possible in games, especially the bilateral series." Incredibly, India's tour of New Zealand began with the first of three T20Is just 4 days after the T20 World Cup wrapped up in Australia on November 13. Ahead of the first ODI in Auckland on Friday, here is everything you need to know about the clash:What: India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI (D/N match) When: Friday, November 25 Where: Eden Pa...
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Ind vs NZ: Indian Cricket Team starts 50 Over auditions for 2023 ODI World Cup under Shikhar Dhawan Captaincy | The Times of India | Cricket News – Times of India

AUCKLAND: Copping a lot of flak for its archaic approach in T20Is, the Indian cricket team is expected to turn a new leaf in a different format as it takes on New Zealand in a three-match ODI series, which will mark the start of preparations for next year's World Cup. India had endured a nightmare back in 2020 in New Zealand when Virat Kohli's side was blanked 0-3 in one of the most lopsided series where the bowling effort was below par. Exactly 11 months are left for the marquee event in India and the series starting on Friday will give the team an initial idea about some of the middle-order slots and also the bowling arsenal in India's armoury. With five seniors -- skipper Rohit Sharma, the talismanic Virat Kohli, team management's favourite KL Rahul, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and...
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India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: Will Umran Malik and Sanju Samson get a chance? | Cricket News – Times of India

NAPIER: A drastic change in approach is need of the hour for India but question remains if the likes of Umran Malik and Sanju Samson will be tested in third and final T20 against New Zealand here on Tuesday. India were expected to try out a bunch of players after another World Cup debacle but if the team combination for the second T20 was any indication, they seemed reluctant to start with a clean slate. From receiving appreciation from the likes of @sachin_rt & @imVkohli to answering the question of one lucky fan 🙌🏻… https://t.co/k57wNFsEmc— BCCI (@BCCI) 1669003550000Take out the individual brilliance of Suryakumar Yadav, the team would have struggled to post 160 on Sunday, a grim reminder of its travails in the World Cup Down Under. India's powerplay approach has been a major conc...
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India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: After running in circles, Team India to make another ‘fresh’ start | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: Having not learned from their mistakes, India will aim to shed their archaic playing style for good with the help of a "young and fearless" bunch in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, beginning here on Friday. After the World Cup debacle in the UAE last year, India did adopt an aggressive batting approach but by the time the next edition came knocking, the top-order was found wanting and failed to take the attack to the opposition. India found themselves running in circles as the wait for their first ICC trophy in nine years got longer. With the next T20 global event two years away, India have enough time to identify and groom the players for an attack-at-all costs approach displayed by England. Hardik Pandya, who could lead the team in the next T20 showpiece, ...
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Indian openers were timid in T20 World Cup: Shane Watson | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Opening timidly, benching leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and setting a modest target on a belter of a pitch were key reasons behind India's resounding defeat, said former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Friday. He also said that England holds a slight advantage over Pakistan on Sunday because the Joss Buttler-led team has several players who have played in a World Cup final before. Watson said, "The Indian openers were timid. In the end, it boils down to fear of failure. Which is never the right mindset when you are facing the best opposition, especially in T20 cricket where you have to take the game on. It was a really good batting surface. But both Rohit and Rahul went into a hole. England has been dominating the short formats in recent years because it is playing tota...
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T20 World Cup: India’s debacle decoded – Stubbornness in selections, archaic approach from top order | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Old habits die hard, and the adage was truly reflected in the Indian team's outdated approach in the T20 World Cup. A dated batting approach in powerplay by the biggest stars, failure to zero in on one of the two wicket-keepers, and head coach Rahul Dravid's aversion to taking risks contributed to India's failure to go all the way in the showpiece in Australia. Their campaign ended with a 10-wicket surrender against England in the semi-finals in Adelaide on Thursday. At the end of it all, Dravid's one-year report card doesn't paint a rosy picture and a meticulous planner like him will sit back and think hard about the tough calls he might need to take before the ODI World Cup in a year's time. If skipper Rohit Sharma and Dravid put hands on their chests, they would know that ...