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Virat Kohli First Indian Captain To Record 10-Wicket Loss vs Australia In ODIs

Virat Kohli First Indian Captain To Record 10-Wicket Loss vs Australia In ODIs

  • Jan 15, 2020
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Virat Kohli registered an unwanted record as a captain after India suffered a humiliating 10-wicket loss to Australia in the first One-Day International (ODI).Virat Kohli registered an unwanted record as a captain after India suffered a humiliating 10-wicket loss to Australia in the first One-Day International (ODI) on Tuesday. Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to record 10-wicket loss against Australia in ODIs. In ODIs, India had previously suffered a 10-wicket defeat to New Zealand (1981), West Indies (1997), South Africa (2000) and South Africa (2005). With the loss, India also conceded a 0-1 lead to Australia in the three-match series. However, the hosts will have a chance to bounce back in second ODI in Rajkot.In the series opener, Australia captain Aaron Finch and David Warner hit brilliant centuries to forge the highest Australian partnership against India as they chased down 256 runs with 12.2 overs to spare.Asked to bat, India made a slow start to their innings and lost Rohit Sharma early. Virat Kohli's idea to step down the order also did not pay off as he was dismissed for 16 runs by Adam Zampa. At a moment, India did not look like crossing the 250-run mark, but some resilience on top of the order by Shikhar Dhawan (74) and important cameos by Rishabh Pant (28) and Ravindra Jadeja (25), saw them put up 255 runs on board.In the second ODI, Virat Kohli might alter the playing XI, in search of a series-saving victory.Read More: Australia tour of India, 2020 schedule, team player,live scores

Ranveer Singh 83 will not be released on OTT platform, Team will wait for theatrical launch

Ranveer Singh 83 will not be released on OTT platform, Team will wait for theatrical launch

  • Apr 27, 2020
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Actor Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film 83 is among the numerous Bollywood projects postponed by the coronavirus lockdown. it was supposed to release in April but has been placed on hold indefinitely.Recent rumors suggested that the film could release straight to a streaming platform soon. However, the film’s producers have refuted it. talking to PTI, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibashish Sarkar said they are not looking in this direction for the next six months.“There isn't any truth about this. As producers and even the director, we all are on the same page that we wish to attend for theatrical release. we are going to first complete the film then we are going to wait. If six or nine months down the road. If things become much worse we are going to take a call later. there's no hurry.“Everybody has shown interest in this project but we are not going to engage in any discussion for a straight to digital release currently. we are going to watch for the next four to 6 months before taking a call,” he said.He added that the VFX and post-production work of 83 remains pending. The film, directed by Kabir Khan, was set to be released in April. There are reports a few big OTT platforms are offering Rs 143 crore to the producers of 83.The film talks about India’s first World Cup win under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983. It also stars Hardy Sandhu, Deepika Padukone, Jiva, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Pankaj Tripathi among others.Read More: 20 interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar

When I go to bat my heart rate is upraised, I feel the pressure - Dhoni

When I go to bat my heart rate is upraised, I feel the pressure - Dhoni

  • May 08, 2020
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The former Indian leader MS Dhoni has always been known for taking calculated risks and remain calm during crunch situations. But he's honest enough to admit that he feels hot when things get too complicated. By supporting MFORE, who was sacked by former Indian player S Badrinath alongside entrepreneur Saravana Kumar , Dhoni gave his opinion on the often overlooked mental health problem. "In India I think there is always a big problem with accepting a certain weakness with regard to the mental aspects, but we generally call it mental illness," Dhoni said in a session with coaches. From various major sporting disciplines before the nationwide lockdown."Nobody really says that when I go to bat, the first 5 to 10 deliveries my heart rate is elevated, I feel pressure, I'm a little scared because that's what everyone feels, how do you handle that? " Note the captain of the winning World Cup team. "It's a small problem, but we often hesitate to talk to a coach about it, so the relationship between a player and a coach is very important for any sport," said Dhoni, who did not participate in an international match. After the start of the semi-final of the Indian World Cup last July. Stressing the importance of the mental fitness trainer, Dhoni said: "The mental fitness trainer should not be the one who comes for 15 days, because when you come for 15 days, you only share the experience. If the mental fitness coach is still with the player, he can understand the areas that affect his sport. " Badrinath believed that MFORE's main objective was to eliminate mind-induced interference and allow the athlete to reach his true potential. "We have been working on this project for about 8-10 months. What we have is a group of 20-25 coaches and sports psychologists from around the world. Our idea is to make the athlete interact with them. We can then to propose specific programs, we have essentially created a platform which allows the athlete to regularly do his mental training. "Read More: Virat Kohli: Superb looking tattoos and their meaning

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Top Opening Partnerships in Test Cricket

  • Dec 17, 2020
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In a five-day game in which both teams play twice, the rookies play an important role in laying the groundwork. For the first hit team, you want your players to get off to a great start so that the others can take advantage of that and put pressure on the opponent. One of the most important roles in converting a team's fortune to test cricket is the starting batsmen. No wonder why the teams with the best beginners at their disposal are so successful in the longer format.In Test Cricket, if a beginner falls early, it gets really hard on the mid-ranking to driveRecovery against the red ball. Beginners play against the opposing team's best shootersFace the toughest spells in Test Cricket. Test cricket has, over the years, witnessed many world-class beginners who become an inspiration for the younger generation.Gautam Gambhir and Virender SehwagGautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have been hailed as one of Test Cricket's Best Indian Opening Pairs. It was super fun to watch the two hit together, regardless of the format. The two share a great bond and played for Delhi Ranji Team. Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir participated in several surprising opening partnerships during the period 2004-2012, where they wrestled together at the starting position in 87 events and scored 4,412 points with an average of 52.52. They participated in 11 federations of a hundred races in Test Cricket.Marvan Atapattu and Sanath JayasuriyaMarvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya ended their careers with a lot of jobs under their belt. Both scored numerous rounds in all formats and shared excellent Test Cricket partnerships. Together, they scored 4,469 points in 118 rounds when they began for Sri Lanka in the test. They scored matches with an average of 40.26 healthy and participated in 9 100 entries in the longest-running form of the game.Alastair Cook and Andrew StraussFrom 2006 to 2012, England was blessed with strong starting partner Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook. Both were prolific run-scorers for England. Alastair Cook is, in fact, England's number one run-scorer on auditions. Cook and Strauss scored many kicks together as beginners and contributed significantly to England's Test victories.They are currently the third-best starting pair on Test Cricket, having scored 4,771 passes together with an average of 40.96. Additionally, they shared 14 race partnerships when they opened for England in the test.Matthew Hayden and Justin LangerDuring the period 2000 and 2007, Australia was considered invisible. They boasted strong leadership, including a world-class starting pair of Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer. Langer and Haynes had the ability to build a great partnership and tire opposing bowlers.Both leftists have enjoyed an excellent cricket career. They formed many associations that helped the team win matches. Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer are currently the second-best starter duo on Test Cricket. The duo fought together in 113 rounds, scoring 5,655 rounds with an average of 51.88.Gordon Greenidge and Desmond HaynesThe West Indies staring couple Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes are still the best starting duo in Test cricket. Greenidge and Haynes love to work together and have come together in numerous partnerships. Greenidge and Haynes played one of the biggest roles in making the West Indies a formidable test unit during the 1990s, starting together in 148 rounds, scoring 6,482 points with an average of 47.31. Sew up to 16 assemblies for hundreds of executions.Also Read: India vs Australia 1st Test | IND vs AUS Probable XI | Fantasy Playing Tips | More

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Big Bash 2020-21 Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers | Preview, probable XI, Much More

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Adelaide Strikers will face the Perth Scorchers in Match #21 of the Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.Adelaide Strikers will be looking to extend their Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) winning streak in two matches as it enters the field on New Year's Eve. Alex Carey's men have been doing well at Big Bash 2020-21(BBL), and the bowling team has been particularly impressive.The forwards are third in the points table with 13 points from five matches.Peter Seidel is the land grab leader in Big Bash 2020-21(BBL), with ten plots. He's been nicely supported by West Agar (nine-wicket) and Daniel Worrall (seven-wicket). The attackers will be keen to beat Perth Scorchers, especially after winning 71 rounds over the same team a few days earlier.Rashid Khan was the star of the show in that game, scoring 29 racy spirits and taking two wickets to throw Birth Scorers for a gaunt 94.Meanwhile, Perth Scorers Ashton Turner is the only team to date to win the Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) game and sits at the bottom of the points table with two points from four matches.Their hitting was a major concern as they had yet to surpass 160 points. Turner is the team's top scorer this season, with only 88 times in four matches. Despite the likes of Jason Roy and Colin Monroe, the Scorchers have struggled to make an imprint in the Big Bash 2020-21(BBL).Getting to Earth has been an issue for them at Big Bash 2020-21(BBL), and the team hopes to return once again and bypass Adelaide Strikers.Big Bash 2020-21(BBL): Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Match detailsDate: December 31, 2020 (Thursday)Time: 1:45 pm India time / 6:45 pm local timeLocation: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) Weather Report Adelaide Strikers vs Perth ScorchersThere is little chance of rain during the Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) game, with clear skies forecast. The average temperature will be around 25 ° C.Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorers match reportThe average score for the field is 149 runs, with something for both bowlers and hitters. However, only one Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) match was held on the field, and Adelaide Strikers won it after she scored the first time.Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Predicted-XIAdelaide Strikers: Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (C&WK), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Peter Seidel, Wes AgarPerth Scores: Josh Inglis (The Week), Jason Roy, Liam Livingston, Colin Monroe, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (center), Aaron Hardy, J. Richardson, Andrew Tay, Jason Behrendorf, Fouad Ahmed.Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers prediction matchAdelaide Strikers beat the same opponent, Perth Scorchers, at this place a few days ago, which should also be useful in this Big Bash 2020-21(BBL).Big Bash 2020-21(BBL) Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers TV and Live Streaming detailsTelevision: Sony Sports NetworkLive Broadcasting: SonyLIV.Also Read: Three Major Changes in Big Bash League

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Big Bash 2020-21 Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes | Preview, probable XI, Much More

  • Jan 12, 2021
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Perth Scorchers will take on Hobart Hurricanes in the League Match of Big Bash 2020-21, aka Big Bash 2020-21 League which, will be played at The Optus Stadium in Perth.Perth Scorchers have won their last few games, and they are looking in brilliant form. Colin Munro is in excellent form, whereas he has the support of other batsmen. Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye have been taking wickets, whereas Behrendorff is also bowling some top opening spells. Mitchell Marsh has been the great all-rounder and captain. This team is hard to defeat.Hobart Hurricanes have won five of their nine games in the Big Bash 2020-21 tournament so far. Ben McDermott has been batting well, whereas Short, Malan, and Ingram are struggling a little. Meredith & Ellis are their best bowlers, whereas the experience of Boland is also a big asset. They would want to get a win after two consecutive defeats.Pitch Report – This pitch has been great for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score in Big Bash 2020-21 at this ground is 180 runs.Total BBL 10 Games Played: 4 Bat 1st Won: 4; Bat 2nd Won: 0.Match Details :Time:- 1.45 PM, Live on Sony Sports NetworkBig Bash 2020-21 Probable XI for both sides:-Perth Scorchers – Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy, Joe Clarke, Josh Inglis, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Fawad Ahmed, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson.Hobart Hurricanes – Ben McDermott, D’arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland.5 Must-Have Players in the SquadBen McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, D’arcy Short, Dawid Malan, and Jhye Richardson.SCO vs HUR Team Wicket-KeeperBen McDermott (Price 9.5) and Josh Inglis (Price 8.5) will be our goalkeepers. McDermott has scored 299 points this  Big Bash 2020-21 season, while his average is 49.83. Inglis has scored 156 points in his last four matches. They both like to play an aggressive type of cricket.SCO vs HUR Team BatsmenJason Roy (Price 10) and Joe Clarke (Price 8.5) will be our hitters for Perth Scorchers. Roy is not in great shape, but he's a prodigy of the white ball, while also scoring four pods. Clark is a great first-class hitter, with a strike rate of 149.77 for T20 cricket.Dawid Malan (Price 9.5) will be a batsmen Hobart Hurricane. Malan is the number one-hitter in the T20I rankings, while he's scored 175 points in five matches here at Big Bash 2020-21. He's a brilliant player, but he's not in great shapeSCO vs HUR Team All-RoundersMitchell Marsh (Price 9.5) will be all our Perth Scorchers. Marsh resumed bowling, began with four wickets in the tournament and scored 187 club throws.D’arcy Short (Price 10) will have the overall Hobart Hurricanes. El Shorta isn't in great shape, but he's a machine in the Big Bash League. He scored 357 points last season, while he scored 141 this season. Short also tore down six plots of land in his bowling alley.SCO vs HUR Team BowlersJhye Richardson (Price 9) and Andre Tye (Price 8.5) will be the archers of Perth Scorchers. Richardson started Seventeen Wickets this season, while Tai started ten. They are both in great shape.Riley Meredith (Price 8.5) and Nathan Ellis (Price 8.5) will be our archers from Hobart Hurricanes. Meredith started Ten Wickets last season, while Ellis chose twelve. They both took twelve plots of land each this season.Match Prediction: Perth Scorchers have chances to win this game.Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-Mitchell Marsh and D’arcy ShortTop Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-Both the captain’s pick + Dawid Malan and Ben McDermottFantasy Team DisclaimerAll our picks are based on an in-depth and accurate analysis of the players participating in the match, the field report, and reading other reasoning. Incorporate a number of factors as you craft your side using this article which serves as a guide to the game and players.Also Read: BIG BASH 2020-21 ADELAIDE STRIKERS VS PERTH SCORCHERS

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Indian Women's Hockey Team Leaves For Argentina Tour

  • Jan 14, 2021
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The Indian women's hockey team left the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi for Argentina on Sunday. This will be the first round of the national team in almost a year. India Hockey Company also selected the 25-member Indian Hockey Team for the tour. The Indian team is scheduled to play two games against Argentina (Junior) on January 17 and 19, two games against Argentina B on January 22 and 24, and four matches against Argentina on January 26, 28, 30, and 31. Indian hockey and the host national league have created a biological bubble in Argentina for both the Argentina women's team and the Indian women's team. The Indian women hockey team will be staying in a hotel where separate team rooms have been provided for all meals, team meetings, sessions, etc.“It feels great to be on the road again. We have worked hard on our game for the past few months and it is time to put our skills to live in an international match. Playing in international matches will be a bit different at this point.” Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal said in at Statement: "We will be in a biological bubble, and the team is excited to return to the field in the best possible way at this time."The entire Indian group underwent a Covid-19 RT-PCR test 72 hours before leaving New Delhi. Although there are no quarantine requirements upon arrival in Argentina, the team will continue to comply with all health and safety measures recommended by the governments of India and Argentina, according to Hockey India in an official statement.The deputy captain and goalkeeper of the Indian women's hockey team, Savita, thanked Hockey India and SAI for organizing the tour of Argentina.We desperately need to return to a competitive situation where there is not much time left for the Olympics. We have been doing well in the training sessions, but the international match is always the real test for any athlete. Therefore, we would like to thank Savita: “India Hockey and SAI for their efforts. In organizing a tour for us. We are looking forward to a great game and we hope to start playing with all our energy from the first match. "The 25-member Indian Women's Hockey squad: Rani (Captain), Savita (Vice-Captain), Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Rashmita Minz, Manpreet Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Monika, Nikki Pradhan, Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Jyoti, Udita, Rajwinder Kaur, Salima Tete, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Namita Toppo, Lalremsiami, Sharmila Devi.Also Read: THE 47TH FIH STATUTORY CONGRESS WILL HAPPEN IN DELHI 

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India Women's Team To Play Maiden Day-Night Test In Australia, Says BCCI Secretary Jay Shah

  • May 20, 2021
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The Indian womens' cricket crew will contend in its lady day-night Test when it visits Australia not long from now, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said on Thursday. Shah made the declaration on his Twitter handle, expressing that the move was important for the BCCI's obligation to advancing the ladies down. "Taking forward our responsibility towards ladies' cricket, I am very satisfied to declare that Team India @BCCIwomen will play in their first-since forever pink ball day-night Test in the not so distant future in Australia," Shah tweeted.The Indian womens' group, which will play its first Test in quite a while from June 16 in England, will contend in another during the visit through Australia.The group will likewise play ODI and T20 International matches Down Under.While the dates of the visit are yet to be declared, it is probably going to be in mid-September. India last played a Test against Australia in 2006.The pink ball Test between India and Australia will be just the second such match to be held throughout the entire existence of women's cricket.The lone day-night womens' downplayed so far was among Australia and England in Sydney in November 2017. The match finished in a draw.Read More: Cricket Australia Announces Schedule For Men's & Women's Ashes Series For 2020-21

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Men's World Cup To Have 14 Teams From 2027, 20-Team T20 WC From 2024: ICC

  • Jun 02, 2021
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the ICC event calendar for the period 2024-2031. Both the 50-year-old World Cup and the T20 World Cup will be expanded to include more teams. In addition, the Champions Cup tournament will be resumed.The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the 50+ World Cup will feature 14 teams and will feature 54 matches in the 2027 and 2031 editions. In addition, the T20 World Cup will feature 20 teams and a total of 55 matches in 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030.The Champions Cup will feature eight teams and will be held in 2025 and 2029. The International Karate Committee has also reported that more World Test Championship (WTC) finals will be held in 2025, 2027, 2029, and 2031. Between India and New Zealand in Southampton from June 18.There were mixed reactions after the International Criminal Court downgraded the 2019 World Cup in England to 10 teams. While Afghanistan and Bangladesh managed to qualify for the mega event, Ireland, which had been great in previous editions, failed to make that cut.The 2003 World Cup format will be back in the gameThe ICC reports that the 50-year World Cup finals in 2027 and 2031 will follow the format used at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. Teams will be divided into two groups of seven each. The top three teams in each group will qualify for the Super Six stage, which will be followed by the semi-finals and final.Regarding the T20 World Cup format for the years 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030, the teams will be divided into four groups of five each. The top two teams in each group will advance to the Super Eight stage, followed by the semi-finals and finals. The shape of the Champions Cup will be the same as the previous versions. There will be two groups of four, the semi-finals and the final.Quoted by ICC Acting Executive Director Jeff Allardyce on the official Cricket Board website:“Confirmation of the ICC event calendar to 2031 is an important step for cricket and will form the basis of our growth strategy for the next decade.”In a related development, the International Chamber of Commerce has given the BCCI until June 28 to respond to an invitation on whether to host the T20 World Cup in India. The event scheduled for later in the year is under serious threat due to the epidemiological situation in India, which has forced the BCCI to suspend the IPL 2021 temporarily.Also Read: India vs England: Michael Vaughan Makes Prediction for Series, Has no Hesitation in Picking Winners

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Top 5 Ranked Free Fire Characters in June 2021

  • Jun 04, 2021
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Free Fire has a rating system where players must play ranked games to climb the ranks. They can use any character in the game to play ranked mode. However, choosing the best helps players to perform more effectively.This article lists some of the best Free Fire characters for Ranked Mode in June 2021.Best Free Fire characters for the Ranked mode:1. DJ AlokDJ Alok's Drop the Beat, an active ability, creates a 5-meter aura that improves allies' movement speed by 10 percent and restores 5 HP/sec for up to 5 seconds at the base level.Alok's active ability improves as he progresses through levels.2. SkylerSkyler's active ability, Riptide Rhythm, produces a sound wave that destroys five glow-walls within 50 meters of its base level. When gloo wall is deployed, HP recovery increases by 4 points initially. This ability has a cooldown of 60 seconds.Skyler's skill improves as she progresses through the levels. Riptide Rhythm is useful for aggressive players in both ranking modes.3. K (Captain Booyah)K, a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, possesses the active skill called Master of All, which grants 50 EP to players. Allies within a 6-meter radius benefit from a 500% increase in EP conversion rate in jiu-jitsu mode.The character can recover 2 EP every 3 seconds, up to 100 EP when in Psychic mode. After the mode transitions, there is a 3-second cool-down period.K's skill increases as he progresses through the levels. It is useful for both aggressive and passive players, especially in ranked team mode battles.4. WukongWukong's active ability is camouflage, which turns the player into a bush for 10 seconds at its default level. There is a 300-second cooldown period.The transition stops when players engage in combat. When the opponent is defeated, the cooldown is also reset.Wukong's skill improves as he advances in levels, making him an excellent choice for close-range combat.5. A124A124, a modern robot, has an active ability called Thrill of Battle. At its base level (level 1), this ability converts 20 health points into 4 seconds. The cooldown lasts 10 seconds.With each level increase, the A124's capability improves.Disclaimer: The choice of character is a personal choice, and the choice depends entirely on the player's playing style.Also Read: Top 10 Online Games In 2021- Pitch High

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India's cherished 'Captain Cool' turns 40

  • Jul 07, 2021
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Forty years of 'Captain Cool'. Previous India commander MS Dhoni praises his 40th birthday celebration on Wednesday. The Jharkhand-conceived cricketer, who might not have imagined turning into the player he did, was genuinely bound for significance. As a young man, he adored football yet years and years after the fact, he wound up as perhaps the best player from India to have graced the 22 yards of a cricket field. Such has been the life and seasons of MS Dhoni. With long bolts, unadulterated enthusiasm, and an irresistible grin, the Railways player entered the worldwide field in 2004. He confronted a couple of introductory hiccups toward the beginning of his disagreement the Indian group, his 148 against Pakistan in Vizag in 2005 showed the world the ability that he had. In any case, it was only the start of the tempest. Also Read: England- India Test Series To Kick Off 2nd World Test Championship: ReportHis enormous hitting capacities assisted him with fixing a spot in the Indian group across designs as he cut his own position in the games as 'the finisher'. Indeed, even before we understood, all of India ended up placing all their trust in the youthful shoulders of Dhoni, anticipating that he should rescue difficult situations. As a general rule, he conveyed as he changed into a senior player. Dhoni directed the 'Men dressed in Blue' to the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup title, helping in excess of a billion group recuperate from the 2007 ODI World Cup failure a couple of months back. He was uncommon. Continuously was. Then, at that point came the 2011 World Cup, when Dhoni 'polished it off in style' to hand his country the second they were sitting tight for as far back as 28 years. He, alongside his associate, gave batting incredible Sachin Tendulkar the ideal splitting blessing. In the event that that was adequately not, under his initiative, India secured the 2013 Champions Trophy on English soil. Sweet, correct? Lamentably, things didn't exactly continue as before since. His side went down to Australia in the 2015 World Cup elimination rounds followed that "that" Dhoni run-out finishing India's lingering any expectations of triumph against New Zealand during the 2019 CWC elimination rounds. Ultimately, on August 15, 2020, Dhoni reported his retirement from all types of cricket, cutting down the blinds on a distinguished lifetime.

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Virat Kohli to step down as India T20 captain after World Cup

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Virat Kohli confirmed on Thursday that he will step down as captain of India's T20I team after the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in October-November. The bat star said that he will continue to lead India in Tests and ODI cricket."I've decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October," Kohli said in a statement that he shared on his social media handles. pic.twitter.com/Ds7okjhj9J— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 16, 2021Virat Kohli has led India in 45 T20I internationals since taking over from MS Dhoni in 2017. He has a winning percentage of 64.44 with 29 victories and 14 defeats.Also Read- ICC mens T20I rankings: Indian captain Virat Kohli moves to No 4, KL Rahul retains sixth spotFor some time, there has been speculation about Kohli's future as white-ball captain especially in the backdrop of Rohit Sharma's brilliant track record of winning five IPL titles for Mumbai Indians.Discussed decision with Ravi Shastri, Rohit Sharma: Virat Kohli"Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all three formats and captaining regularly for last five to six years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead Indian team in Test and ODI cricket," Kohli said in a statement on his Twitter page."I have given my everything to the Team during my time as T20 captain and I will continue to do so for the T20 captain and will continue to do so for the T20 team as a batsman moving forward," he further added.The decision, Kohli said, was taken after consulting head coach Ravi Shastri, his heir apparent Rohit, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah."Of course, arriving at this decision took a lot of time. After a lot of contemplation and discussions with my close people, Ravi bhai and also Rohit, who have been an essential part of the leadership group...," Kohli stated."I have also spoken to the secretary Mr Jay Shah and president of BCCI Mr Sourav Ganguly along with the selectors about the same. I will continue to serve Indian cricket and Indian cricket team to the best of my ability," Kohli said.The T20 World Cup begins on October 17.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad

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Make KL Rahul vice-captain, groom him as future leader, says Sunil Gavaskar

  • Sep 17, 2021
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Legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to groom KL Rahul to be India's next captain.Gavaskar wants to appoint KL Rahul as T20 vice-captain for India, with Rohit Sharma appointed as captain after Virat Kohli decided to leave the captaincy after the T20 World Cup.“It's a good thing that the BCCI is looking ahead. It's important to think ahead,” said Sunil Gavaskar“If India are looking to groom a new captain, then KL Rahul can be looked at. He has performed well. Even now in England, his batting was very good. He has been performing well in IPL and 50-overs cricket as well at the international stage. He can be made vice-captain,” said Gavaskar.Gavaskar praised Karnataka's batsman for his quality of leadership shown in the IPL. Rahul is the captain of Punjab Kings in the IPL.Also Read- Virat Kohli to step down as India T20 captain after World Cup“He has shown very impressive leadership qualities in the IPL. He hasn’t let the burden of captaincy affect his batting. His name can be taken into consideration,” said Gavaskar.The 34-year-old Rohit is Kohli's deputy in the white ball formats and is likely to take the lead role when India meets New Zealand in a home series in November that will feature three T20 Internationals along with two Test matches.Current head coach Ravi Shastri and the tenure of the support staff are coming to an end with the T20 World Cup and as things stand, there are indications that they won't seek an extension.“There is a CAC that will make the decision. If you want to think about the new coach, then you can’t keep talking to the captain. Yes, there needs to be an understanding between the captain and the coach. But you can’t ask a student who his principal or professor can be,” said Gavaskar.Also Read- ICC mens T20I rankings: Indian captain Virat Kohli moves to No 4, KL Rahul retains sixth spot

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Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 season

  • Sep 20, 2021
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When one talks about the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, the first name that comes to mind is Virat Kohli. The legendary batsman has been associated with the franchise since the inception of the league's in 2008 and has become a formidable figure in its history. Kohli has been the face and captain of RCB since he took over as captain in the middle of the 2012 season. He has been an ambassador for the franchise in T20 cricket. But despite his impressive performances on the field with the bat, Kohli has not managed to lift the IPL trophy ever, either as a player or captain.He came within touching distance in 2016, when he re-wrote the record books by scoring 973 runs in the tournament as he single-handedly took his team to the final. But it was not to be as his team lost to SunRisers Hyderabad.The 2021 season will be Kohli's last chance to win the coveted league as the RCB captain.Virat Kohli on Sunday made it clear that he will continue playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore but won't be captaining the team beyond the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season.Also Read- Virat Kohli to step down as India T20 captain after World CupKohli dropped his second bombshell this week as he confirmed the news in a video posted by RCB on social media. The 32-year-old also gave up the captaincy of India's T20 team to manage his immense workload, saying he would not continue in the role after this year's World Cup in the UAE.Virat Kohli to step down from RCB captaincy after #IPL2021“This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me.”: Virat Kohli#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/QSIdCT8QQM— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 19, 2021Here's what Kohli said in an emotional video, which was shared on social media by RCB:“This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me,” the RCB skipper said in a statement."It wasn't an easy decision but one that has been well thought of and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise."The RCB family remains close to my heart as we continue to strive to achieve excellence. As I have mentioned previously in many occasions, I will only play for RCB until my retirement from the game of cricket.Kohli, who took over as RCB skipper full time from Daniel Vettori in 2013, has yet to lead the side to an IPL title."I spoke to the management this evening. This was something that was on my mind... I needed the space to refresh, regroup and be absolutely clear in how to move forward," Kohli said.RCB currently ranks third in the IPL 2021 points table with 5 wins from 7 matches. They will resume their campaign against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai on September 19.Also Read- Make KL Rahul vice-captain, groom him as future leader, says Sunil Gavaskar

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Harshal Patel equals Bravo's all-time record of 32 wickets in an IPL season

  • Oct 12, 2021
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Royal Challengers Bangalore champion fast bowler Harshal Patel came close to breaking a long-standing Indian Premier League (IPL) but fell 1 wicket short as his team crashed out of the 2021 season after a 4-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator on Monday. Harshal picked up 2 for 19 from his 4 overs to finish his IPL 2021 campaign with 32 wickets and equal Dwayne Bravo's record for the most scalps in a single season. The Chennai Super Kings all-rounder had achieved the amazing feat in the 2013 season. The right-arm pacer had the chance to better Bravo's record in his final over when Sunil Narine top-edged his slower delivery towards mid-on but Devdutt Padikkal dropped the catch. Harshal is the only player to pick a hat-trick this season, against the Mumbai Indians in Dubai last month. He is also one of three to pick a five-wicket haul (5 for 27) this season alongside Punjab Kings' Arshdeep Singh (5 for 32) and KKR's Andre Russell (5 for 15) Harshal's performance meanwhile, went in vain as KKR chase down 139 against RCB with 4 wickets in hand and 2 balls to spare to set up Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals on October 13.Most wickets in an IPL season: Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 32 wickets in IPL 2021 Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings) – 32 wickets in IPL 2013 Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals) – 30 wickets in IPL 2020 Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) – 28 wickets in IPL 2011 James Faulkner (Rajasthan Royals) – 28 wickets in IPL 2013The match turned out to be the final match for Virat Kohli as captain of the RCB. Kohli, who took over as RCB's full-time captain in 2013 from Daniel Vettori, had said midway during the season that he would give up captaincy after completing of IPL 2021.It was a disappointing end to one of the most talked about captaincy tenures in the IPL as Kohli finished without a trophy despite leading the franchise for 8 seasons.“I have given my best. I don’t know how the response has been, but I have given 120% to this franchise every time, which is something I will now do as a player. It is a great time to regroup and restructure for the next three years with people who will take this ahead,” the outgoing skipper said."I have tried my best to create a culture where youngsters could come in & play with freedom & belief.I have given 120% to RCB every time, which is something I will now do as a player.”You have been an inspiration, role model and the torchbearer of RCB. #ThankYouCaptainKohli pic.twitter.com/tlC0uMH2iW— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 11, 2021“I don’t see myself playing anywhere else. Loyalty matters more to me than worldly pleasures. I would be in the RCB till the last day I play in the IPL.”We fought till the end and never gave up but it just wasn’t our night. Thank you, 12th Man Army for all your support this season. We will be back next year with the same Challenger Spirit. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/55qcDByZnu— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 11, 2021Also Read- T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, All Teams, Host, Time Table, Venue

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Virat Kohli T20I captaincy record: India Second most successful captain after Dhoni

  • Nov 09, 2021
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Virat Kohli, on Monday, ended his tenure as the captain of the India’s T20 international team with 30 wins in five years with Namibia being the latest side to go down against the Men in Blue at the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai. Kohli was second most successful indian cricketer captain in his shortest format after Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who left the mantle in 2016 after stepping down as the white-ball captain. Kohli ends his T20I captaincy career with 30 wins and 16 losses from 50 games. He is also the second behind Australia's Aaron Finch on the list of most runs by captains in T20I cricket with 1570 runs from 47 innings at an average of 47.57 which includes 13 half-centuries. But regardless of all the batting and captaincy records, the fact that will hurt Virat Kohli the most would be the lack of ICC titles under his leadership. The T20 World Cup 2021 gave Kohli the last chance to win an ICC title in the format as captain but unfortunately, cricket india failed to make the knockouts of the tournament for the first time since the 2012 edition after crashing out in the Super 12s. The heavy defeats against Pakistan (10 wickets) and New Zealand (8 wickets) last month massively hurt indian cricketer the most in this tournament. Although Kohli managed to inspire his team to win in their next two games against Afghanistan and Scotland to keep the team's slim chances of reaching the semi-finals alive, it was not enough to keep them in the competition as New Zealand's victory over Afghanistan dashed all their hopes of advancing to the semi-final. Kohli however, will bow out on a high note as they beat the Namibians in their final match of this campaign by 9 wickets to finish third in Group 2. His deputy is the most-likely candidate to take over the reins from the home series against New Zealand next week while Kohli will switch his captaincy focus towards the one-day internationals and Tests, where he will still be eyeing his first major trophy.Also Read- PTV sends Rs 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar

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Rohit Sharma named India T20I captain for New Zealand series

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a 16-member squad for the T20I series against New Zealand at home. Rohit Sharma has been named the captain of the T20I side while KL Rahul will be his deputy for the 3-match series, starting November 17. Virat Kohli, who stepped down as T20I captain after India's early exit from the T20 World Cup, has taken a break for the series and will be back for the Tests against New Zealand to be ready in time for the tour of South Africa later this year. Rohit Sharma will join hands with newly-appointed head coach Rahul Dravid, who will take over from the New Zealand Series. India is playing two tests after the T20I series but BCCI has yet to announce the Test team. India have not made complete changes to the squad in the T20I format despite their disappointing performance at the T20 World Cup in the UAE.Also Read- Virat Kohli T20I captaincy record: India Second most successful captain after DhoniWhile Hardik Pandya is not included in 16-man squad, the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and former captain Kohli have been rested. Pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami along with leg-spinner Rahul Chahar are the ones who are not part of the T20I squad.Yuzvendra Chahal, Muhammad Siraj and Shreyas Iyer ReturnMeanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal, whose exclusion from the T20 World Cup squad was widely debated, returns to the squad for the New Zealand series. He has been preferred over Rahul Chahar, who played only 1 match -- the dead rubber against Namibia at the World Cup. Off-spinner R Ashwin has been retained after his impressive performances on his return to the T20I side after a 4-year-gap at the T20 World Cup. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also retains his place in the side while pacer Mohammed Siraj returns to the T20I side for the first time since March 2018. Shreyas Iyer, who was part of the reserve unit at the T20 World Cup, finds his way back to the team after a good start for the Delhi Capitals in the second half of IPL 2021. Deepak Chahar, who was also not part of the India squad at the World Cup, finds his way back into the squad.IPL performances rewardedMeanwhile, the likes of Venkatesh Iyer and Harshal Patel have been handed maiden India call-ups after dream runs in the IPL. While Harshal won the Purple Cap with a record-equalling tally of 32 wickets in IPL 2021, Iyer shone at the top, hitting 370 runs in 10 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders. Avesh Khan who rattled opposition batsmen with pace for Delhi Capitals also got the India call-up as Rahul Dravid's side looks a good mix of youth and experience..@ImRo45 all set to lead #TeamIndia's T20I squad against New Zealand. How excited are you for the home series? #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/wGCe0gBbL2— BCCI (@BCCI) November 9, 2021India squad for T20I series vs New ZealandRohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel , Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj.Full Schedule of India vs New Zealand T20Is1st T20I in Jaipur on November 17 2nd T20I in Ranchi on November 19 3rd T20I in Kolkata on November 21Also Read- PTV sends Rs 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar

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Pat Cummins appointed Australias new Test captain, Today Sports News

  • Nov 26, 2021
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Australia’s new Test captain | Today Sports NewsAustralian Defibrillator Pat Cummins is the new test captain of the Australian Cricket Team, officially announced Friday by the Australian Cricket Company. Former captain Steve Smith has also officially returned to the protagonist of Australian cricket as a backup for Pat Cummins.The last fastest player to lead Australia at the test level was Ray Lindwall during the 1956 game. Cummins is the Australian captain in the 47th round.Cummins' appointment leaves Australia as captain within three weeks of Ash's first testing of England following the dramatic resignation of former captain Tim Payne last week and the exposure of the 2017 sexting case. It will be done afterward."Australia’s new Test captain"In 2018, Smith was dismissed from the captain following a South African ball handling the scandal. In addition to losing the team's leadership, he was banished from the leadership position for two years."I am honored to accept the role that will be wonderful summer ashes," Cummins said in his statement. “We look forward to providing the same leadership that Tim (Pain) has given the group over the years.”The first of the five ash tests against the United Kingdom will begin on December 8th in Brisbane."He is an outstanding player and leader," said Nick Hockley, CEO of Cricket Australia. "He has received a lot of respect from his teammates and every corner of the game for his attitude and achievements both inside and outside the field."Official Tasmanian cricket authorities (CT) said on Friday a week later that Tim Paine, who was the focus of the entire episode, missed the Ashes v England series during his "leave of absence". The ticket gatekeeper has taken a step forward. He said. Australian Leaders Over the "Sexting" Scandal In a brief statement, government associations said Ben was scheduled to play in Tasmania for a day's home match in Hobart on Friday, but "for the time being". He said he couldn't.For live today sports news updates to visit here:- PITCHHIGH

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The inside story on why Rohit replaced Kohli as Indias white-ball captain

  • Dec 09, 2021
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It was just a line at the end of the press release announcing the Test Team for the Tour of South Africa. On Wednesday, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry dismissed Virat Kohli from the leadership of the Indian ODI team and handed the full load of the white ball to Rohit Sharma. The test unlocks tool will now drive both sides of the T20I and ODI.A senior official in the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that this decision had been in the works for some time, but the final decision was made by the selectors. BCCI wanted complete clarity between the red ball and the white cricket ball. The BCCI wanted a complete separation (of command) between the longer and shorter format to avoid confusion. In the end, the decision was left to the selector. They have decided to appoint Rohit as the new captain of ODI,” a BCCI source told the Indian Express.In contrast to the change of leadership of the T20I, where Kohli made the announcement citing his workload, the change of leadership of ODI is seen as a BCCI decision. Three months ago, after resigning as T20I captain, Kohli expressed his desire to lead India in Tests and ODIs in the future. “Understanding the workload is very important, considering the huge workload I have been in playing all three formats over the past 8-9 years and captaining regularly for the last 5-6 years, I feel I have to be a part of the Indian team. You need to be in a position to fully prepare to drive. ODI Cricket and Test Team,” he wrote on Instagram on September 16.However, after India's expected exit from the T20 World Cup, it became clear that BCCI was not on the same page as Kohli. They will make it official at the first opportunity they are given. Announcement of the Test Team in which Kohli was the Captain and Sharma the Vice Captain: “The All India Supreme Selection Committee has also decided to appoint Mr. Rohit Sharma as the captain of the ODI and T20I teams.”Indian Express has also learned that Kohli was not informed of the decision in advance. Again, this was a departure from the past. While stepping down as T20I captain, Kohli recalled his talks with former India coach Ravi Shastri, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, and Board Secretary Jay Shah before making the decision. It was also his choice to leave leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League.The first indications of Kohli's volatile stance on the bench came when BCCI hired MS Dhoni as the team's mentor at the October-November T20 World Cup. Kohli's inability to win the ICC events was a concern of the Indian Board of Directors. Insiders say it was India's performance in the T20 World Cup that decided Kohli's future. However, in a move that surprised even BCCI officials, Kohli announced his decision to quit driving T20I even before the tournament started. His desire to continue as a test and ODI captain worried the stewards. With India hosting the 2023 World Cup for 50 years, Kohli did not want to let go of the ODI captain. In a way, it was Kohli who was abusing the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Remove me from the ODI Team Leader position, if you wish. BCCI did the same on Wednesday.Going back in timeThe captain's decisions in Indian cricket are never left to the players. Kapil Dev was fired a year after his 1983 World Cup win. Sunil Gavaskar resigned after winning the 1985 World Cricket Championship. Sourav Ganguly was revoked under bitter circumstances. Even Dhoni, who had three world titles in his bag, was hit in the shoulder by the selection committee at the time when it felt the need to change the white ball captain. Kohli probably couldn't read the room.In another interesting development, the selectors have promoted Sharma to auditioning for Vice Captain instead of Ajinkya Rahane, despite the latter being selected for the three-game series in South Africa. Sharma's growing standing on the team could give way to reading between the lines, which has begun to phase out Kohli's style.Kohli has been one of the most successful white ball captains in India. In the 95 ODI, he won 65, giving him a win percentage of over 70. In the 45 T20I, he led India to win 27 times. Sharma has always been Kohli's assistant in limited cricket, captaining the team in 10 ODI and 19 T20I before being given the full-time job during the last three-match streak against New Zealand. I started with a clean sweep. Five IPL titles led by the Mumbai Indians made him the successor to Kohli.Read more latest news to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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We had requested Virat Kohli not to step down as T20I captain: Sourav Ganguly

  • Dec 10, 2021
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Regardless of India's performance at the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli remained the captain of the White Ball unless he abandoned the leadership of the T20I team. When Kori resigned as captain in a short form, the selector decided to separate the red ball and lead the white ball completely to avoid confusion."We (BCCI) asked Virat not to resign as the T20I captain. We had no plans to change the captain, but he resigned as the T20I captain and the selector should not split his limited leadership. They chose a completely different captain, "ganguly told Indian Express.It is believed that the failure to win the ICC event could put pressure on Kori's limited surplus captains and affect the outcome of the T20 World Cup. However, it is understood that the limiter maintained Kori as a leader of all its forms.ganguly talked about the team's excellent performance in all formats led by Kori, but his failure to win the ICC event was the only missing part. In fact, to help Kori, BCCI has hired MS Dhoni as the mentor for the T20 World Cup team. This decision was "fully accepted" by a former Indian White Ball captain.India was removed from the T20 World Cup on the group stage, but this does not jeopardize Kori's position.However, the latter refused to continue as the captain of the T20I, so the limiter had to nominate Rohit Sharma for all-overs of Limited Cricket. "The bottom line is that you can't have two white ball captains," said a former Indian captain.Indian cricket is not accustomed to having different captains of different shapes, which are common in England and Australia. When asked if the split captain and the two powerhouses in the team could cause problems in the future, ganguly replied no. India had previously split the captain for two years, with Kori leading the test team and Doni leading the limited cricket.The BCCI chief told Kori about the changing leadership of ODI. "I spoke to him. The coach spoke to him," said the chairman.Three months ago, after resigning as T20I captain, Kholi expressed his desire to lead India in future testing and ODI."It's very important to understand the workload. Given the huge workload I've played in all three formats for the last 8-9 years and have been a regular captain for the last 5-6 years, I think I feel I have to be part of the Indian team .. You need to be fully ready to drive. ODI Cricket and Test Team ", he wrote on Instagram on September 16th. The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore has also left the IPL.Kholi is one of Whiteball's most successful captains. With 95 ODI he won 65. With 45T20I, he beat India 27 times. But his drop in level could be one of the reasons he doesn't want to continue to focus more on attacking him as the captain of the T20I. Over the last two years, he has scored 560 points in 12 ODIs in less than a century. The average for this period was 46.66, well below his career average of 59.07. In 20 T20Is over the same period, he scored 594 points at 49.50, but in 13 tests over the last two years, he scored 599 points on average 26.04.Rohit has long been Kori's assistant at Limited Cricket and has led the team with 10ODI and 19T20I in three consecutive victories against New Zealand recently. I started with a clean sweep. It made him the top 5 IPL title of Mumbai Indians following Kori.To know more latest news to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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Virat Kohli change his plans and play ODIs in South Africa

  • Dec 15, 2021
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Mumbai: India's Cricket Oversight Board (BCCI) is considering all possible ways for Virat Kohli to play three international matches (ODI) a day after a test series in South Africa next January.It can be argued that Kori actually told the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce (BCCI) that he wanted to take a break during the ODI, but this happened before he took over as the captain of the ODI team, and the dispatch was for him. It's a big job. A clear message that "everything is going well within the Indian team"."Sometimes it's not just doing the right thing, it's also being considered doing the right thing," says people following these events.It's all up to Kori to prepare the team to talk to the media on Wednesday the night before leaving for South Africa. It is known that the former Whiteball captain "wanted the rest for personal reasons unrelated to the rumors that he was angry with the change of captain."For the record, Kori repeatedly warmly talked about Sharma as a teammate, and Sharma responded to that feeling again while talking on the official BCCI website on Monday. "For the five years he (KHolI) was leading the team, he always drove head-on. He had the unmistakable courage and determination to win every game. I'm his captain. I played a lot underneath and enjoyed every moment, and I still do. "BCCI certainly wants that friendship to be reflected in the field. This will not only bring a lot of positiveness to the setup of the new Team India but will also ease all unnecessary controversies.When a senior BCCI executive asks if Kori agrees to change his plans and lag behind ODI, he will see what can be done here from a team perspective.All cricket players can take a break from a busy schedule throughout the year, but BCCI also believes that Kori, who takes a break during this time, may not be able to "send the right message."President Sourav Ganguly of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce said in an official statement on Sunday that he "discussed personally with Kori" and "the elected chairman of the board did not ask him to resign as captain of the T20. ". , He said he had not resigned from Kori yet. But I didn't share my opinion. Request a break from ODIKohli’s views on the matter haven’t been heard yet except the social media post that he came out with on September 16, announcing that he was stepping down as T20 captain but will continue leading the team in Tests and the ODIs."The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce has always said that the split captain of cricket does not allow baseball, and it is clear from Gangley's statement that Kori is informed. He himself said this, People who follow development say.For More Latest News, Updates to Visit Now:- PITCHHIGH

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Virat vs BCCI: We'll deal with it, says Ganguly

  • Dec 17, 2021
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New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly decided on Thursday not to add fuel to the fire after Virat Kohli refuted a claim by the head of the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry that he had asked him to remain as the pilot of the T20. "No statement, no press conference. We will take care of this matter and leave it to (Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)," Ganguly said.Meanwhile, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said he feels Kohli should have made his statement asking him to resign from the T20 captain in a different way and said he was "available" to drive in ODIs and tests. It will stay 'if the selectors want them.Kohli & Co land in SA for three-match Test seriesIndia's cricket team, led by captain Virat Kohli, arrived here on Thursday for the three-match Test series against South Africa starting on December 26 in Centurion. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry posted photos of team members, including test specialists Chishwar Pojhara, Chardol Thakur, and Shreyas Iyer on their official Twitter account, "Touchdown South Africa". The test team led by Kohli had left Mumbai for a tour that also included three ODIs in January.Due to the threat posed by the new Covid-19 alternative Omicron, T20 matches from the Tour have been postponed for the time being.No statements or presser; BCCI will deal with it: Ganguly declines to comment on Kohli's bombshell PCCalcutta: A day after India's test leader Virat Kohli publicly denied it, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief Saurav Ganguly declined to comment on the matter, saying the board would take care of the matter.Kohli, during his pre-departure press conference ahead of the South Africa tour, said he was never asked to remain as captain of the T20 when he announced his intention to resign.This was in contrast to Ganguly's statement a few days ago in which Kohli was asked not to resign."No statement, no press conference. We will take care of this matter and leave it to (Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)," Ganguly told local media on Thursday.There was talk that the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry asked Chairman Mukhtar Chetan Sharma to address the media after Kohli's explosive press conference, but the board ultimately declined to comment on that.Kohli's comments on Wednesday highlighted the underlying tension in his relationship with the directors.Kohli had explicitly referenced Ganguly's statement saying, "Whatever was said about the connection, what happened with the decision, it was wrong."He said: 'When I left the T20 captain, I first called the International Chamber of Commerce and informed them of my decision and made my point clear to them.He said, "I gave my reason for wanting to resign from T20 leadership and my approach was very well received. There were no offenses, no hesitation, and not once did I say 'You shouldn't resign the T20 captain.'" "Earlier, Ganguly said in an interview with PTI that he spoke to Kohli and told him that having two captains in key ball coordination is not something the selectors want because "there will be a lot of leadership".previews post - Virat Kohli change his plans and play ODIs in South Africa

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Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India lose 3-5 to Japan in semis

  • Dec 22, 2021
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Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India lose 3-5 to Japan in semis, to play Pakistan in bronze medal clashDhaka: India, a defending champion and Olympic bronze medalist lost 3-5 to Japan in the second semi-final of the AFC Champions Cup men's hockey tournament on Tuesday.Japan was very different on Tuesday as they played Manpreet Singh's winger from the start.The Indians were nowhere near their final performance in the match against Japan, as their defense collapsed under relentless pressure from the lower-ranked opponent from the start of the match.This was in stark contrast to India's performance in their last game against Japan, where the Olympic medalists never recovered from their first goals.Japan led 2-0 in the first two minutes and it looks like the Indians took a hit and played hockey after that.Japan scored through Shota Yamada (first-minute penalty), Riki Fujishima (2), Yoshiki Kirishita (29), Kosei Kwabe (35), and Ryoma Oka (41).Hardik Singh (17, 58) and deputy captain Harmanpreet Singh (43) scored for India.India and Japan met 18 times, the host country won 16 matches, while Japan won once and ended in a draw.Japan will now face South Korea at the summit, while India will again face Pakistan in the bronze medal match on Wednesday.The tournament ended in a hostile climax for India after they topped the Round Robin stages with an undefeated record.In the second semifinal of the day, South Korea beat Pakistan 6-5 in a thrilling clash.The Indians were supposed to enter the game with confidence after their last quarterfinal game, but the scene was quite different on Tuesday.It was the Japanese who attacked from the beginning and took full control of the first quarter.Japan's dominance can be measured by the fact that it scored six penalties in the first six minutes, two of which were goals. He was awarded a penalty for the first time in the first minute, which resulted in a penalty and Yamada did not miss a penalty.The Asian Games gold medalists continued to pressure the Indian defense, scoring five more corner kicks in a minute and a half, one of which resulted in another goal from Raiki Fujishima.Japan completely dominated the first 15 minutes as they launched attack after attack at the Indian goal to surprise the Olympic bronze medalists.It was a completely disappointing performance from India as they failed to score a single goal in the first 15 minutes.Prepared by captain Manpreet Singh and Dilpreet Singh, losing by two goals, the Indians came out more objectively in the second quarter and reduced the gap in the 17th minute with a field goal from Hardik.India kept pushing and got their first penalty in the 19th minute, but Japanese goalkeeper Neelam Sanjeev Ziss saved.But Japan did not hold back and relied on their swift counterattacks, which trapped the Indian defense several times during the match.From one of these counterattacks, Japan got another penalty that was missed by India's teacher Krishna Bahadur Pathak and this time Kirishita got up and opened his breath to advance 3-1.After swapping ends, Japan again surprised India when Kwabe fired an impromptu shot at the open goal and the Indian defense stopped believing they were taking a penalty. But the referee seized the opportunity.Oka scored from close range in the 41st minute off some great left flank action by Kenta Tanaka.Two minutes later, Harmanpreet converted India's second penalty.After trailing 2-5, India was chasing goals and soon received two more penalties, but both missed.With just over a minute to go, India secured their fifth penalty, and this time Hardik scored his second goal of the day from another.The captain of India, Manpreet Singh, was very upset with the result.He said: "It is not the result we wanted. We were a bit lazy at the beginning, we lost two opening goals. The biggest lesson for us is that we cannot underestimate any team, we have to prepare for tomorrow's game. We need to stay."Also read -  Why are you, captain?' Ricky Ponting slams Joe Root comments

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Virat Kohli Isnt Included In The Indian Playing XI For 2nd Test vs SA

  • Jan 04, 2022
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India Test captain Virat Kohli missed the second Test match of the three-match series against South Africa at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on January 3, 2022. Instead, Kuala Lumpur Rahul led the Indian team, who was appointed as their deputy. In the absence of Captain Rohit Sharma, who is absent from the series due to injury.Virat Kohli led the Indian team to a famous test win in the opening match at Supersport Park in Centurion, which India won by 113 runs to lead the series 1-0. Kohli's centuries streak and low scores continued in Test 1 as well, scoring just 35 and 18 points in the two rounds at Centurion.Commentators were curious how and why Virat Kohli wasn't ready for the launch and instead KL Rahul went on to launch with South African captain Dean Elgar in the middle. KL Rahul won the lottery and decided to hit first and the first question was asked about Virat Kohli and why he wasn't this brilliant captain and legendary hitter in match XI."Unfortunately, Virat has experienced a lower back contracture and is expected to recover for the next test," KL Rahul was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.The dream of every Indian player is to be the captain of his country. We are really honored and looking forward to this challenge. We've had some good victories here and hopefully, we can continue like this. Hanuma Vihari has replaced Virat. Only one change. All in all, it was a good test on Centurion. We did well as a team and we are very excited about this match.”Virat Kohli was due to play his 100th test match in Cape Town for the third match of the series and now, with Johannesburg out of the test match, his 100th test match will likely be played in front of a home crowd when hosts India Sri Lanka. Lanka for a series of tests in February and March.Meanwhile, Dean Elgar also revealed two changes to the South African squad, with Kyle Verne replacing Quinton de Kock, who retired from Tests after the Centurion match, and Duane Olivier to replace Vian Mulder in South Africa.Also Read -  IND VS SA, 2nd Test: New year, new hope for struggling Virat Kohli

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Hardik Pandya May Captain Ahmedabad Franchise in IPL upcoming matches

  • Jan 11, 2022
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According to a report, the new IPL franchise Ahmedabad is considering multi-talented Hardik Pandya to lead. Pandya was launched last year by the long-running Indian franchise of Mumbai, although it has been an integral part of its creation since its inception in 2015.The Mumbai Indians, five-time IPL winners, decided to retain captain Rohit Sharma, hitter Suryakumar Yadav, Jaspri Pomrah, Jasper Pomrah, and Kieron Pollard while releasing the rest of the team.Pandya represented the franchise in 92 games, scoring 1,476 points with an average of 27.33 and also collecting 42 wickets. He worked primarily as a terminator, often tearing up the system.Investment firm CVC Capital has won the tender for IPL's Ahmedabad franchise, while the Lucknow-based team will be owned by RPG Group. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reportedly given both teams until the end of January to sign three players of their choice ahead of the massive auction in February.According to a report in India Today, in addition to Pandya, Imtiaz Ahmedabad is also hoping to bring in Rashid Khan and beat Ishan Kishan.Rashid was released by the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise, who decided to keep Kane Williamson, Imran Malik and Abdul Samad. Kishan was liberated by Mumbai Indians.Pandya's stock has gone down since he had major back surgery, after which he couldn't hold back at full speed. As a result, he also lost his place in the Indian Test team.The last time he played for India was at the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE, where the team could not get past the group stage. He was not selected for the three-game T20I series against New Zealand after the main event and there were conflicting reports behind the decision.Initially, his physique was reported as the main reason why he didn't make up the team, but then TOI reported that the Selectors saw no advantage in playing Pandya only as a hitter.Get all IPL news and cricket scores here - PITCHHIGH