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ICC T20I rankings: Virat Kohli storms into top 10 after heroics vs West Indies

  • Dec 12, 2019
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Virat Kohli, who scored 183 runs from 3 matches in the T20I series against West Indies, has moved back into the top 10 of the ICC rankings for T20I batsmen.Virat Kohli has entered the ICC's top 10 rankings at T20 International after advancing from the lead in India's 2-1 series victory over West Indies.Virat Kohli, the joint T20Is top scorer with Rohit Sharma, managed 94 not out in Hyderabad before falling on 19 in Thiruvananthapuram. With the series on the line, Kohli came out with all the aggression to score 70 runs from just 29 balls.Not surprisingly, Virat Kohli was named the man-of-series for his amazing performance. In addition, Virat Kohli moved 5 places to number 10 in the ICC T20I batsmen rating.KL Rahul, who was named Man-of-the-Match in Mumbai T20I, moved three places to No. 6, while Rohit Sharma, whose only important match in the series was in Mumbai, slipped to ninth.It was another exciting year for Virat Kohli. He is already the best player in ODI and Test, is likely to end 2019 as the top scorer in international cricket for the fourth year in a row.HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli moved 5 places to No.10 in the ICC rankings for T20I batsmenVirat Kohli amassed 183 runs against West Indies in the T20I seriesVirat Kohli is the only batsman with averages in excess of 50 in all 3 international format

MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipper

MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipper

  • Dec 24, 2019
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While MS Dhoni has been named the captain of Cricket Australia's ODI team of the decade, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also find spots in the 11-man side.The World Cup-winning Indian star, MS Dhoni, has been appointed as the captain of the ODI team for the contract brought together by Cricket Australia. 3 Indians are part of a 11-man team, which includes some of the best players of the days in 2010.MS Dhoni, who led India to the glory of the World Cup in 2011, also handles wicketkeeping on the CA ODI team.In addition to MS Dhoni, Indian captain, Virat Kohli, and opener Rohit Sharma also find a place in the contract team. Rohit and Hashem will open in the CA's team, and Kohli, as usual, comes up at the third place.Journalist Martin Smith, who brought together this year's ODI team, told Cricket Australia that MS Dhoni was the dominant force in the "golden period" of cricket in limited-overs in India.“MS Dhoni’s contribution with the bat was reduced during the last part of the decade, but it was a dominant force in a golden period in the one-day aspect in India. Having secured his greatness by pushing his nation to the glory of the World Cup back home in 2011, he became Ultimate finisher with the bat, "Smith writes for cricket.com.au.Martin Smith also addresses Virat Kohli as "the best one-day batsman" of the decade.The ODI team of the decade compiled by Cricket AustraliaMS Dhoni (c & wk), Rohit Sharma, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shakib Al Hasan, Jos Buttler, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Lasith Malinga.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is the only Indian cricketer to have found a place on the Cricket Australia test team in the decade. Captain of India was also named as the skipper of the team."The once self-described brat has also evolved into one of the game's most respected figures, recently speaking out about mental health and ushering in a new standard of fitness within his country's cricket ranks," Adam Burnett who has compiled the Test team of the decade wrote for cricket.com.au.Interestingly, AB de Villiers has been appointed as the team's wicketkeeper of the team, and Virat Kohli's batting position is ranked No. 5 after Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, and Steve Smith.Cricket Australia's Test team of the decade: Virat Kohli (c), Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Ab de Villiers (wk), Ben Stokes, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, Nathan Lyon, James Anderson.HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli only Indian in CA's Test team of the decadeMS Dhoni named captain of CA's ODI team of the decadeRohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also part of CA's ODI team of the decadeRead More: IPL 2020 Auction: The five most expensive players

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

Virat Kohli remains India's most valuable celebrity for 3rd straight year

Virat Kohli remains India's most valuable celebrity for 3rd straight year

  • Feb 06, 2020
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Virat Kohli was ahead of Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shah Rukh Khan in the valuation list.The captain of the Indian team, Virat Kohli, is the modern idol of many young people. He has countless records in cricket and his popularity can also be judged by endorsing his brand, which is currently the highest among celebrities in India.According to a study by global consulting firm Duff and Phelps, Kohli topped the brand valuation list for the third year in a row, increasing its value by 39 percent to $ 237.5 million in 2019.In the study entitled 2019 Celebrity Brand Assessment: “New is Gold”. Offering a group of the most influential celebrities in India based on the values of brands derived from their sponsorship contracts, the 31-year-old Indian Shepherd was ahead of many Bollywood stars, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shah Rukh KhanAkshay Kumar ranks second on the list when it comes to brand support with $ 104.5 million, a growth of 55.3 percent.Bollywood's leading couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika, won third place with $ 93.5 million each. Deepika retained her position as the most expensive celebrity for the second year in a row, while Ranveer occupied one place, and now occupies the same position as his wife.The other athletes on the list are cricket players with MS. Dhoni finished ninth with a value of $ 41.2 million, Sachin Tendulkar finished 15th and Rohit Sharma finished 20th.Kohli is currently leading the Indian team in New Zealand in the ODI Triple Games series. India has won a total of 5 games 5-0 T20I and will now seek to return to the ODI series after losing their first game on Wednesday.Read More:15 Interesting Facts about Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli's superb looking tattoos and the their meaning

Virat Kohli : Superb looking tattoos and their meaning

  • Apr 09, 2020
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Virat Kohli is a famous Indian Cricket player. He is popularly known in the country for his aggressive batting style. Virat Kohli has been the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. Another thing people love about him is his looks, physique and definitely his tattoos. Here we have given a description of each of his 11 tattoos. Each of his tattoos has a story and tells us about a turning point in the life of this cricketer.1.GOD’S EYE TattooThis first tattoo is made on his left shoulder. It is 'God's Eye.' Kohli explains this tattoo saying “I call it God’s eye. It is the all-seeing eye. Everything that is happening all around us is being watched and someone is there always keeping a count of everything you are doing. So this makes you feel connected in a way and makes you understand the essence of life. What we should be doing as a human being and what our goals in life are."2. Japanese Samurai TattooThere is a tattoo of a Japanese Samurai warrior with a raised sword on his upper left arm. One of his favorite tattoos, Kohli finds his strength from this sword and has studied the values of self-discipline and self-constraint from the Samurai. The Samurais have been depicted as the warriors of earlier times Japan who believed in living their lives with loyalty to their master, self-discipline and ethical behavior. 3.‘175’ TattooThere is a tattoo on his left arm of his ODI cap number "175".4.‘269’ TattooThere is another such tattoo on his upper left hand of his Test Cap number '269'. We know that this tattoo is also important to Virat Kohli when he said, “These numbers will always remain with me cuz looking back 200 years from now, my name will be right there in front of these numbers. These numbers are special to me so I decided to get them inked.”5.His Mother's Name There is another tattoo of his mother's name on his upper left arm, ‘Saroj’.Read More: Virat Kohli remains India's most valuable celebrity for 3rd straight year6.His Father's Name Apart from his mother's name, Kohli got his father’s name inscribed on his left hand. Both his father and mother supported him all throughout his life. He respects his parents and has a special place for them in his heart. 7.Lord Shiva TattooHe got the tattoo of Lord Shiva on his left forearm. Virat Kohli worships Lord Shiva. So, he got a tattoo of Lord Shiva with the picture of him meditating on the mount Kailash near Lake Mansarovar.8.Monastery TattooHe has a Monastery inscribed on his left shoulder. This tattoo is the symbol of a place of complete peace and power.9.Scorpio TattooHe even has a Scorpio Tattoo on his upper right arm. Scorpio is his zodiac sign that he got inked on his right bicep. 10.OM Tattoo on ShoulderHe also got an OM tattoo (the religious letter in Hinduism,  ) near the God’s Eye tattoo on his shoulder. The Om tattoo is a symbol of spiritualism. The symbol is the universal sound, which is the most consistent thing in the whole universe. Kohli says, “I have started to understand this now… So, I now realize is that I’m meant to be where I am and this is not something random,” 11.Tribal TattooGot a Tribal Tattoo on his right forearm. This tattoo is a symbol of aggression so Kohli got this tattoo.Read More: 15 Interesting Facts about Virat Kohli

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IPL News: Rajat Bhatia talks about the ugly dispute in IPL between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli

  • Jun 30, 2020
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IPL News: The bad fight between Gautam Gambir and Virat Kohli occupied more headlines than the winning punches in the match. Fans and critics still remember how the Delhi boys went into a verbal battle in 2013 during the IPL match when the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hosted the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.However, the cause of this battle is still unknown. Gambir and Kohli both played down the accident on many occasions, but the man who separated the duo from the confrontation recently spoke on the same thing.Rajat Bhatia, who tried to stop Gambir and Kohli, did his best to calm things down, recently spoke to the Asianet Newsable, and said that he was just very competitive players who act very strangely in the midst of this moment."This is something that happened when two aggressive leaders played, and always wanted to do their best and win their teams." "Even if they had some kind of collision in that match, that was just part of the game," said Bhatia, who was part of the KKR team in that match."Later on, I didn't see them fighting (Gambir and Kohli). In the midst of the moment, many things happen. But, it shouldn't happen for the worst. The 40-year-old added," It wasn't like that on that day. "In that match, RCB won that match with eight wickets over KKR. After chasing 155 to win, the hosts rode Chris Gayle's sparkling punch 85 strokes to hit the target with 15 balls to spare.Young Kohli scored 35 before being caught by Ewen Morgan outside Lakshmipathi Balaji in the tenth final. It was his class that led to an unpleasant conflict during the celebration of KKR.article source: crickettimesAlso Read: India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

IPL 2020

IPL 2020 Seeks September-November Window After ICC T20 World Cup Is Postponed

  • Jul 21, 2020
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The stage for the IPL to take place this year has been decided after the postponement of the T20 World Cup. © TwitterHighlights• The postponement of the T20 World Cup opened a window for IPL 2020• The BCCI has considering two places: India and the United Arab Emirates• The International Cricket Council postponed the T20 World Cup on MondayThe International Cricket Council announced on 20 July, the postponement of the 2020 World Cup, paving the way for the establishment of a window for the Indian Premier League.The postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup has opened a window to this year's Indian Premier League. The rich league appears to be back after being postponed in April due to a Coronavirus pandemic. However, concerns remained over the place. BCCI has two places to consider: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Their favorite site is India, but as the incidence of coronavirus infection increases, they decide to get a backup site. The United Arab Emirates also hosted the first phase of IPL 2014.A proposal to organize the league will be sent to the government after the IPL Board meeting this weekend, with two windows proposed to organize 60 games.BCCI prefers the window between September 26 and November 7, while broadcasters want to host it between September 26 and November 14, to make the most of it during the Diwali weekend.However, the Indian team is traveling to Australia for a series of four tests, starting from December 3, the council will have to plan a clear quarantine window before starting the chain.For the time being, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will seek to provide plans for the biosafety site and process of bringing in players, ensuring their health and safety in the midst of an endemic epidemic.On Monday, the International Cricket Council revealed the revised dates for its next three global events in men's cricket, including the 2023 World Cup in India.The International Cricket Council said in a statement that Men's T20 World Cup 2021 will be held from October to November 2021 with the final on November 14, 2021.It added that the ICC T20 2022 World Cup will take place from October to November in 2022 with the final on November 13, 2022.The International Cricket Council did not mention the location of the T20 World Cup finals in 2021 and 2022.Also Read: IPL News: Rajat Bhatia talks about the ugly dispute in IPL between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli

KKR VS RCB

IPL 2020 KKR vs RCB in Abu Dhabi Predicted Playing XIs Pitch Report, Toss Timing, Squads, Weather Forecast For Match 39

  • Oct 21, 2020
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Likely 11Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Aaron Finch, DevduttPadikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, IsuruUdana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra ChahalKolkata Knight Riders – Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun ChakravarthyKKR vs RCB 2020, IPL Live Streaming DetailsTV Broadcast Star Sports Network.Online Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIPKKR vs RCB Head-to-HeadKKR and RCB have met each other on 26 occasions. The win-loss record for KKR is 15-11.KKR vs RCB Pitch Report And TossThe playing field in Abu Dhabi will be on the slower side and the first hitting team could have an advantage because the throw would become considerably slow as the match progressed and the second hitter could suffer. The leader who wins the toss will be the first in all likelihood to hit.WEATHER FORECASTIt would be hot and dry. The temperature would be around 30-35 degrees Celcius and it would make it uncomfortable for the players in the middle.FANTASY TIPSDevduttPadikkal (RCB), Virat Kohli (RCB), Rahul Tripathi (KKR), Eoin Morgan (KKR), AB de Villiers (RCB), Wahington Sundar (RCB), Chris Morris (RCB), Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB), IsuruUdana (RCB), Pat Cummins (KKR), Lockie Ferguson (KKR)FULL SQUADSRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) SquadVirat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), DevduttPadikkal, Aaron Finch, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, IsuruUdana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz AhmedKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) SquadDinesh Karthik (C), Shivam Mavi, Tom Banton, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitesh Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Chris Green, Rahul Tripathi.Read More: Cricket betting tips of Chennai Super Kings Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad of last match   

DC VS RCB

IPL 2020, DC VS RCB PREDICTED PLAYING XI, FANTASY TIPS AND MUCH MORE

  • Nov 02, 2020
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DC VS RCB PredictionIt would be a possible knockout once the 2 sides – Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals – face-off on Monday in Abu Dhabi. Either side has had different seasons so far. whereas Capitals started the tournament well, they need light off recently. On the opposite hand, Bangalore has vied smart consistent cricket with many blips on the means.Both sides are matched and hence a cracker is on the cards. The Capitals excluding the 2 consecutive tons haven't lived up to the expectations like they'd have likable too. RCB are smart at the highest, because of young Devdutt Padikkal. The stakes are going to be high once the 2 sides meet.Toss: The Indian Premier League match toss between Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place at 7 PM IST – November 2.Time: 7.30 PM ISTDC VS RCB Dream11 Team AB de Villiers, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, and Navdeep Saini Captain – Virat Kohli Vice-captain – Shreyas IyerSquadsDelhi CapitalsShreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer and Tushar DeshpandeRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Adam ZampaAlso Read: KL Rahul Superb Tattoes 

Virat Kohli Birthday

Happy Birthday Chase Master and Run machine

  • Nov 05, 2020
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Virat Kohli, Run machine, Chase Master, who is celebrating his 32nd birthday today, has received many nicknames for his insatiable desire to score goals. He is widely regarded as the best hitter to play the game ever, and few of his teammates rated him the best of all shapes. His ability to change the game depending on the look, without much confusion, is almost surreal. No wonder it is one of the biggest draws in international cricket. Let's take a look at the records kept by the captain of IndiaKohli holds the record for the most Test double-centuries by an Indian – 7 so far. He’s also the first Test captain to have recorded six doHe’s the fastest Indian to have scored 25 centuries in Test cricket.In 2019, he became the first hitter to score 20,000 points in a single contract.In 2016, it scored 973 points during the IPL, the most in a single edition in T20 League history.At the ODI World Cup 2019, he became the first captain to score five half-centuries in a row in the main event. In general, he is the second to do so after his Australian contemporary Steven Smith.He is the most successful test captain in Indian cricket history with 33 wins to his name.Kohli is the quickest ever to have scored 8,000 runs (175 innings), 9,000 runs (194 innings), 10,000 runs (205 innings), and 11,000 runs (222 innings) in ODI history.He’s the first batsman to have scored three straight centuries against two different opponents – against Sri Lanka and West Indies.He continues to be the only batsman to have scored over 300 runs in a bilateral series six times.He has scored 26 centuries in ODI chases which is the most ever in the format. Also Read: Virat Kohli : Superb looking tattoos and their meaning 

SRH VS RCB Eliminator

IPL 2020 RCB VS SRH Eliminator Prediction, Fantasy team, and more.

  • Nov 06, 2020
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RCB VS SRH PredictionThey will face Hyderabad and Bangalore in a draw on Friday in Abu Dhabi and it will be a great match. Both teams played well and consistently cricket for a meeting in the second half of the tournament. Now both sides want to go one step further with their victory on Friday. While Hyderabad won its last match, Bangalore lost its last group stage match to Delhi. It's tough to pick a team, but from the way Hyderabad beat the defending champions in their last game, they will carry that momentum into the draw.Toss: The Indian Premier League match toss between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place at 7 PM IST – November 6.Time: 7.30 PM ISTRCB VS SRH Dream11 Team Wicketkeeper –Wriddhiman Saha Batters –David Warner, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, AB de Villiers, Devdutt PadikkalAll-Rounders –Jason Holder Bowlers –Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma Captain – David Warner Vice-captain – Devdutt PadikkalRCB vs SRH squads:Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson, David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Virat Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Abhishek Sharma, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Mitchell Marsh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabian Allen, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav, Rashid Khan.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pavan Deshpande, Pawan Negi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal. Also Read : Virat Kohli Tattoes

IPL Auction,IPL Auction 2021,IPL Auction Timing,IPL Auction Date

IPL Auction 2021: IPL Auction tentative, IPL teams All you need to know about IPL 2021 auction

  • Dec 29, 2020
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IPL Auction 2021: IPL Auction tentative Date, IPL Auction tentative Time, IPL Auction tentative mini auctions, IPL Auction tentative live streaming, IPL Auction tentative broadcast, IPL teams All you need to know about IPL Auction 2021: Fans are eagerly awaiting the IPL Auction 2021, but before that, all eyes are on the IPL Auction 2021. It was previously reported that there will be a full auction for Indian Premier League(IPL) 14, but it has now been confirmed that BCCI will hold a small auction only auctions, while Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022 will see auctions Huge, as two new teams will be added in the fifteenth season of Indian Premier League(IPL).About IPL Auction 2021:IPL Auction 2021 tentative DateThe IPL auction 2021 will likely take place in mid-February 2021.IPL Auction 2021 TimeThe IPL 2021 auction will be held in mid-February 2021 and is expected to start at 3.30 pm (IST).IPL Auction 2021 broadcastThe IPL 2021 auction will be broadcast on Star Sports Network.IPL Auction 2021 live streamingThe 2021 IPL Auction Live broadcast will be available on Disney + Hotstar. You can also see updates live on pitchhigh.com Hotstar has also reached an agreement with Reliance Jio to broadcast the 2021 IPL auction live. Jio customers can watch the 2021 IPL auction for free.About Mini AuctionsIt is final now that no mega-auction of IPL (IPL 2021) will take place. Instead, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry will hold small auctions. The full giants' auctions will now take place in Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022 once the two new teams join next year."A full auction will not be possible this time due to time constraints and other issues. Instead, we will hold mini auctions where franchisees can bid on some new players. The auction dates and other things have not been set yet." An official at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry said.Also Read: IPL 2020 Auction: Players who could be released by franchises CSK, RR, RCB, MI, and othersIPL 2021 Mini-Auctions will be conductedAccording to information from various BCCI officials, the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2021 mini-auction will be held sometime in February.The T20 Indian National Championship, Syed Mushtaq Ali, will be held from January 10 to January 31. The tournament will be a window for Indian Premier League(IPL) perks to measure the performance of national competitors and recruit new talent into their teams.IPL 2021 mini-auction Retaining PlayersIt should be noted that the franchises were only under contract until Indian Premier League(IPL) 2020 with the current pool of players. Prior to the mini-auction, BCCI and donors will complete contractual procedures with those players that teams wish to retain for the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2021 season.IPL 2021 Mini-Auction: where it will lead for Indian Premier League(IPL) teamsSome Indian Premier League(IPL) franchises with a well-established team like Mumbai Indians will be happy to hold small auctions. But at the same time, teams like the Chennai Super Kings, which we're looking to rebuild their squad after the 2020 IPL disaster, will be disappointed with this development.Once BCCI and the Indian Premier League(IPL) Board of Directors formally approved the history of mini auctions, the franchisee will begin the process of retaining players or freeing them from their teams.Some of the players who may not be retained by the Indian Premier League(IPL) franchises include the likes of Glenn Maxwell (KXIP), Imran Tahir (CSK), Kuldeep Yadav (KKR), Sheldon Cottrell (KXIP), Kedar Jadhav (CSK), Dinesh Karthik (KKR), Jaydev Unadkat (RR), and few others.Indian Premier League(IPL) fans should be prepared for the action-packed months of January and February, as the franchises will be busy with player strategies.Also Read: IPL 2020 FINAL RESULT: MUMBAI INDIANS BECOME THE FIFTH TIME TROPHY WINNER

Highest Paid Cricketer

Jasprit Bumrah become highest paid Indian cricketer in 2020

  • Jan 06, 2021
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In the year the COVID-19 pandemic shortened the cricket calendar, fast-paced cricketer Jasprit Bumrah became the highest-paid Indian cricketer in 2020. The brand surpassed cricketer Captain Virat Kohli, who was awarded Rs. 1.29 crore and pocketable Rs. 1.38 million rupees during the year.Each Indian cricketer pays Rs. 15 Lakhs, Rs. 6 lakhs, and Rs. 3 lakhs for each test, ODI and T20I played respectively. Now, players holding A+ grade contract earn a salary of Rs. 7 million rupees every year except for the same. In this sense, given that both Bumrah and Kohli are A + players and the former has played most of the games in this calendar year, he is the one who made the most money.What if Virat Played?Had Virat Kohli played the 2020 Final, Boxing Day Test against Australia won by India, he would have emerged as India's best cricketer ahead of Jasprit Bumrah. But due to paternity leave, this was not possible.Ravindra Jadeja is the third-highest paid cricketer.Rohit Sharma is not in the top fiveIndian Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma has yet to find a place in India's top five income countries this calendar year. This was due to the fact that due to fitness issues, the white ball leg was completely missed from the Australia Tour, as well as the first two test matches. The Junior was only able to play 3 ODI matches and 2 Match Test this calendar year, thus earning only Rs. 30 lakhs.Third on the list is Ravindra Jadeja, who has earned Rs. 96 lakhs over the course of a calendar year. The off-roader could have won more, but the injury kept him out of the starting line-up during the last two-quarters of the World Cup against Australia, as well as the first round in Adelaide.Also Read: Rajeev Shukla set to become BCCI vice-president

Virat kohli net worth

Virat Kohli Net Worth 2020 | Salary, Income, Cars, Bikes, Endorsements

  • Jan 08, 2021
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The Indian team captain Virat Kohli is currently estimated to be Rs 918 crore. The batsman who responds with his bat and freaks the bowlers has made his mark on the history of cricket. Virat Kohli is the most preferred person in India today who has 80 million followers on Instagram. After Dhoni retired from testing cricket in 2014, this batsman was awarded the captaincy in Test cricket. From there till now, this batsman has won matches with his skills with the Indian cricket team and has won millionsFrom a poor family to owning many luxury cars and homes, it has seen many ups and downs. To get to the Indian Cricket Team he put his best efforts and then secured a place in the Indian team. It is easy to be selected on the Indian cricket team, but it is a bit difficult to stay on the team for a long time. But this player never bothered the team. From Gully Cricket to Indian Premier League(IPL), this player won. Now let's find out more interesting things about Virat Kohli.Virat Kohli has become the most followed person in Asia and has over 80 million followers on Instagram. With his appearance, Virat drove many girls in the country crazy. Virat Kohli has a car collection worth 15 million rupees that you will be surprised to see. Virat Current is said to be the best hitter in the world, and it is also true. After MS Dhoni retired, Virat became full-time captain of the Indian cricket team. You are not advertising one or two companies but more than 20 companies. In this post, you'll learn about Virat Kohli net worth and lifetime income.Virat Kohli Net WorthVirat Kohli is currently the best hitter in the world and is today called the king of cricket. Virat Kohli claimed the captaincy of India during the India Vs Australia 2014 Test Series. Since then, Virat Kohli net worth has achieved a massive boom. Virat is the only Indian player to find his entry at Forbes. He is also considered among the most handsome men in India.Virat Kohli net worth is estimated to be 918 crores of Indian rupees as of 2021. This is not just because of his cricket salary. Virat Kohli is the brand ambassador for several companies. According to one report, Virat charges 25 lakh rupees to post a paid post on Instagram. You might be wondering what 25 rupees mean to someone.According to Forbes India, one of the exceptional cricket players in the world, Virat Kohli net worth $ 125 Million (approximately 918 crore Indian Rupees). He is making a whopping profit of 10 million rupees every year through various brand endorsements. Virat is currently the most followed person in Asia on Instagram and gets paid up to 25K rupees for brand endorsement. In the past two years, his net worth has seen a massive boom, as his net worth, last year reached 110 million (808 crore Indian rupees).Virat Kohli Net Worth 2021NameVirat KohliFull NameVirat Prem KohliProfessionCricketerNet Worth (2021)$ 125 MillionIndian Rupees918 Crore RupeesMonthly Income5 CroreAnnual Income60 CroreFactorsBCCI, IPL, BrandsLast Update2021Virat Kohli SalaryBCCIBCCI also holds a large share of Virat Kohli net worth. Virat receives a whopping salary of 1 million dollars annually and around 7 million rupees in Indian currency. In 2021, Virat becomes a top-tier player, earning millions for playing each game. BCCI has developed several payment rules. According to BCCI, Indian cricket team players are classified into 3 classes, based on their annual salary.GradeSalaryA+$ 1 Million (7 Crore)A$ 0.68 Million (5 Crore)B$ 0.41 Million (3 Crore)C$ 0.14 Million (1 Crore)Players in A+ CategoryVirat KohliRohit SharmaJasprit BumrahIPLVirat Kohli played his entire career in IPL for RCB. It ranks among the top IPL players every season. RCB awards Virat Kohli a salary of 18 million rupees each season. Rs 18 crores means you can buy 3 Lamborghini. Also, he earns millions through various ads during the Indian Premier League(IPL). For Jio, Virat paid up to Rs 30 lakh for the ad.Also Read: KL RAHUL: SUPERB LOOKING TATTOOS AND THEIR MEANINGVirat Kohli DebutODI – vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Aug 18, 2008T-20 – vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Feb 10, 2009TEST MATCH – vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Jun 20, 2011IPL – vs Kolkata Knight Riders at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 18, 2008Virat Kohli EarningsBrand EndorsementsVirat Kohli earns a lot more than BCCI and IPL. According to Forbes, Virat Kohli's brand value is 110 million rupees, which is more than the famous footballer Leon Messi. It has more than 18 brands. Virat Kohli also uses many brands like Audi, Philips, Puma Shoes, Manyavar, Wrogn, etc. Virat Kohli is reportedly being paid 3 million rupees per year to put the MRF logo on his racket. There are several such brands that are paying Virat a great deal of money and these companies are also making a profit of Rs 1 million.AdvertisementIf you watch IPL, you'll know you'll see many new ads during matches, which are only set up for IPL. For these ads, the companies pay big money to cricketers like Virat Kohli. If we're just talking about Virat Kohli, it charges 30 to 40 lakhs to make an ad. Virat is advertised for many companies like Audi, Puma, Wrogn, etc.Virat Kohli Net Worth Growth In Last 5 YearsNet Worth in 2021$ 125 MillionNet Worth in 2020$ 110 MillionNet Worth in 2019$ 95 MillionNet Worth in 2018$ 82 MillionNet Worth in 2017$ 65 MillionVirat Kohli Cars CollectionAudi R8 V10 Plus Audi R8 is the car that millions of people dream of because of its looks and power. This is a two-seat car that can run at a speed of 320 km / h. Virat Kohli bought this car in 2018. It can reach 0-100 km in 3 seconds. This is Ferrat's favorite car. Its price is around 3 million rupees. Virat Kohli drove this car at 250 km / h.Audi R8 LMX This car is also the second R8 model. It has 562 horsepower and generates a lot of power. It takes 3.3 seconds to go from 0 to 100. Virat Kohli is the proud owner of this car. This is a two-seater car. This car appears to rival Ferrari Lomboyne.Audi RS5 This is a 4 seater car. But its power is no less than that of a supercar, it takes less than 4 seconds to reach 0-100 km / h. Virat Kohli was spotted multiple times in this vehicle, and he has also posted several times on Instagram. Virat Kohli bought an Audi rs5 in 2019.Bentley Continental GT Bentley is a legendary car. You have to order this car, then the company has it ready. Its top speed can reach 340 kilometers per hour. Virat bought this car some time ago as he was spotted in it with his wife Anushka Sharma. This is a 4-seater car and produces over 500 hp. You can compare Bentley with Rolls-Royce. The price of this car is over 8 million rupees.Lamborghini GallardoThis car is also a sports car as fit as the r8, which is one of the favorite cars of the Ferrat. This car can run at a speed of 325 km +. Its price in India is said to be around 5 million rupees. This tax is very small in height, so it can only be carried out on the roads. Virat bought this car 3 years ago, that is, in 2017.Audi Q8 The Audi Q8 is the new car that has just entered the market, a decent SUV that can reach 270 km in length. People really love their looks. It only takes 5 seconds for this car to go from 0 to 100 km. The ground clearance is very good so it can also be done off-road.Land Rover Range Rover Vogue This vehicle offered by Range Rover is the SUV class that can reach speeds of 260 km / h with ease. It cost around 2 million rupees. Virat bought this car last year i.e. in 2019. You can also enjoy off-road driving with a Range Rover. This car is able to work in any condition.Audi S6 This car is also provided by Audi. This car is a 4-seat sedan. Many new features have been added to it, giving it a new look. Thought to be worth 70 rupees lakhs. They are also kept in Virat Kohli's garage.Toyota Fortuner 4X4 The Fortuner is a popular vehicle that is little seen in India. But the price of this car is around 50 lakh rupees. Virat Kohli uses this all-terrain vehicle. The Toyota Fortuner can run at speeds of up to 200 km / h.Audi Q7 It is a best-selling Audi SUV starting at INR 7.5 crore. It can run at a speed of 250 km / h. 7 people can easily sit in the Audi Q7. This is Virat's favorite SUVVirat Kohli’s HouseVirat Kohli, the unstoppable captain, has bought many luxurious homes in India. The house his main home was Mumbai, valued at Rs 35 million. The house has more than 6 bedrooms, several kitchens, a swimming pool, and two balconies. Apart from this, Virat Kohli's houses, one in Gurgaon and the other in Delhi, which is also worth millions of rupees. Virat Kohli is currently living in Mumbai with his lovely wife Anushka Sharma, where he will also become a father in January 2021. Virat Kohli, the unstoppable captain, has bought many luxurious homes in India. The house his main home was Mumbai, valued at Rs 35 million. The house has more than 6 bedrooms, several kitchens, a swimming pool, and two balconies. Apart from this, Virat Kohli has two other houses, one in Gurgaon and the other in Delhi, which is also worth millions of rupees. Virat Kohli is currently living in Mumbai with his lovely wife Anushka Sharma, who will also become a father in January 2021.Address:Meera Bagh, Pashchim Vihar, Delhi metro Green Line35Th Floor of the Omkar, 1973 In Worli, MumbaiDLF City, Phase-1, Block-C, GurgaonVirat Kohli Favourite ThingsFavourite ActorAkshay Kumar, Shahrukh KhanFavourite ActressAnushka SharmaFavourite Singer (Male)Arijit SinghFavourite Singer (female)Neha KakkarFavourite AppInstagramFavourite GamePUBG MOBILE, Fall GuysFavourite FoodGujrati FoodFavourite SongDon't KnowFavourite SportsmanMS DhoniFavourite PUBG PlayerMortalFavourite MovieBaahubali 2Favourite CricketerSachin TendulkarFavourite FootballerMessyFavourite CartoonDoremonFavourite TV ShowThe Kapil Sharma ShowHobbiesComedy, Traveling, Life Enjoying, GamingVirat Kohli Wealth DependencyVirat Kohli isn't just a cricketer, he's become a brand. Man is no longer afraid of anything, be it the land of cricket or the outside world.Most of Virat Kohli's profits are made through brand endorsement, which will continue. Aside from this, Virat Kohli will be playing no less than 10 more years of cricket. All this indicates that Virat Kohli Net Worth will surpass many movie stars in the coming times.Also Read: Virat Kohli : Superb looking tattoos and their meaning

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Ind vs Eng 1st Test: Virat Kohli just a century away from becoming captain with most 100s in history of cricket

  • Feb 01, 2021
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India Test Series Against England - Virat Kohli on the cusp of biggest hitting record in history:After a successful tour of Australia, India will host England in a four-match IND VS ENG Test series, starting on February 5 with the captain of India on the cusp of one of the biggest records in cricket. Virat Kohli could become a leader with most horns under his belt. Just imagine, in the entire sport of cricket, no captain has accomplished what Virat was ready to achieve by scoring a hundred more throughout the series.Virat Kohli is on the cusp of a great record: Most centuries as a captain in international cricketVirat Kohli needs a hundred to outrun Ricky Ponting and become the captain with the most international centuries. Ponting and Virat Kohli are currently tied at the top of the list with 41 international hundreds each as a leader.Virat Kohli - 41 centuries (191 entries)Ricky Ponting - 41 centuries (376 entries)Virat Kohli on the cusp of a great record: a summary of Kohli's centuries as captain against EnglandFrom 41 centuries of Kohli as sponsors, 20 came from red cricket, while the remaining 21 came from ODIS.Virat Kohli won 5 centuries against England in tests, of which 4 became a patron. Let's do a quick summary(Visakhapatnam, 2016) - 167Virat Kohli scored his first test ton against the Three Lions in Vishakapatnam in 2016. The Indian captain scored 167 deft hits as the Men in Blue scored a massive win over 246 times.(Mumbai, 2016) - 235Virat Kohli continued to shine in the series, achieving a double century, and was one of India's leading architects, beating England 4-0 in the 5-match Test Series.(Birmingham, 2018) - 149The third tonne came from Kohli as captain against the Three Lions in Birmingham in 2018. Dynamo batting to 149 but to no avail as England triumphed by winning 31 times.(Nottingham, 2018) - 103After falling 2--0 in a five-match Test series, Virat Kohli played a captain's hit to divert India's fortunes. Kohli achieved an extravagant 103 in the second half to keep India alive in the series and scored a complete win in 203 rounds.Also Read: Virat Kohli Net Worth 2020 | Salary, Income, Cars, Bikes, Endorsements

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India vs England: BCCI green-signals 50 percent capacity in Stands for 2nd Test

  • Feb 02, 2021
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Chennai: The second test between India and England at MA Chidambaram, which will take place from 13-17 February, is ready for fans to enter the stadium and has filled 50% of the seating capacity. The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) received the green light from BCCI on Monday.The opening test will continue to be held behind closed doors, but players from India and England can expect fans to cheer them up on the field from the second Test onwards."The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry informed us that the fans can participate in the second round. We are awaiting official confirmation. The first round will be held behind closed doors. It is too late to make arrangements for the first round," said the TNCA secretary. RS Ramasaamy told on Monday.The Ministry of Sports decision to allow fans to enter stadiums for outdoor events and the Tamil Nadu state government amended guidelines to allow 50% of fans to enter the stadiums have opened the door to development after it was previously reported that fans would not be able to participate in the first two. the examsWith Kiosks I, J, and K licensed last year and open to the public again, the total capacity at Chepauk is around 38,000. According to Ramasaamy, between 12,000 and 15,000 tickets are expected to be put up for sale. Seating in the coveted wing and terrace enclosure will remain off-limits to the public due to their close proximity to the players' locker rooms. "We will not have pavilion seats and the balcony stands to ensure that no one approaches the players' area," said Ramasaamy.All players tested negativeMeanwhile, players from India and England have completed a six-day quarantine after having tested negative in three RT-PCR tests conducted during that period. All the Indian players were present at Chepauk Monday night and did some stretches and warm-ups. They'll hit the net on Tuesday morning for their first full training session.England will follow suit by training as a group for the first time on Tuesday afternoon. Ben Stokes, Joffra Archer, Rory Burns, who traveled to India a few days before the England team because they weren't part of the Sri Lanka streak, have been training MAC 'B' networks since Saturday.Also Read: VIRAT KOHLI JUST A CENTURY AWAY FROM BECOMING CAPTAIN WITH MOST 100’S IN HISTORY OF CRICKET

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Indias playing XI for 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal waiting for a chance, high time Rohit Sharma score big in 2nd Test

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Ind vs Eng Rohit Sharma vs Mayank Agarwal for Second Test: India team player Rohit Sharma again failed to perform during India's first Test against England in Chennai and has faced the wrath of cricket experts and fans in a losing streak since. Recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered during the 2020 IPL. On his return, Rohit just finished 147 passes in his last six Test rounds with a maximum score of 52, which is just fifty for him in his last eight test entries.Notably, Rohit was sent off with a score of 6 and 12 in the first Test against England and since his return to the Test team, Rohit has been accused of throwing his window in contrast to his inaugural partner Shopman Jill, who was recently in the face of Sublime. With a bat. Moreover, in the last three rounds, Rohit managed to score only 147 points with an average of 24.50.Ind vs Eng Test II: Rohit Sharma got a score at best, and Mayank Agarwal waited behind the scenes:India expects Rohit Sharma to get off to a good start in Round Two. If Rohit fails again, team leadership may include Mayank Agarwal in eleventh at some point in the series.Agarwal wasn't able to score much in Australia, but he's done well overall since his debut in 2018. The Karnataka right-hand player scored 1052 points, averaging 45.73 in 14 tests and spanning three centuries, including double a ton.Additionally, Agarwal boasts an exceptional average of 99.5 in the home. He played five home auditions and scored 597 rounds, including three pods. Its highest score is 243 points.Much will depend on Team India's opening matches in Test 2 if the hosts want to come back in force after facing a crushing defeat in Test 1. Also, with the crash of the WTC summit, India will reach out by firing HIT-MAN on the targets.India’s predicted playing XI for the second Test: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel /Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ishant Sharma.Also Read: India vs England: BCCI green-signals 50 percent capacity in Stands for 2nd Test

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INDIA vs ENGLAND 2nd Test: Ashwins solid century helps India set 482-run target for England

  • Feb 15, 2021
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IND vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 3 LIVE Scoring: Ravichandran Ashwin made an impressive century at his home, Chepauk, to help India score 286/10 in the second half of the second Test against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Previously, Virat Kohli had broken his 25th Test and with Ashwin saved India after England pressured the hosts with five early wickets from Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkiya Rahane, and Axar Patel that day. 3. While Pujara was on the first day of the day, Rohit faltered after a few moments. Also, Pant couldn't stay any longer in the fold, faltering at 26th as well. After a few jumps, Rahani is caught in a short leg. Meanwhile, Axar tried to support Virat Kohli from the other end, but he could not stay still as Moein Ali held him in front of the logs.However, Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin fixed the roles for India before Moeen Ali eliminated the first round and Kuldeep Yadav returns moments later.Meanwhile, England now needs 482 rounds to win as they lost just 134 in response to India's first total of 329 matches.India 2nd Innings 286/10 (85.5 ov)BatsmenRB4S6SSRRohit Sharmast BT Foakes b MJ Leach26702137.14Shubman Gilllbw b MJ Leach14280150.00Cheteshwar Pujararunout (BT Foakes / Ollie Pope)7231030.43Virat Kohli (C)lbw b MM Ali621497041.61Rishabh Pant (WK)st BT Foakes b MJ Leach8111072.73Ajinkya Rahanec Ollie Pope b MM Ali10142071.43Axar Patellbw b MM Ali7181038.89Ravichandran Ashwinb OP Stone10614814171.62Kuldeep Yadavlbw b MM Ali390033.33Ishant Sharmac OP Stone b MJ Leach7241029.17Mohammed SirajNot out16210276.19Extra20 (b 5, w 0, nb 0, lb 15)Total286/10 (85.5)Yet To BatBOWLINGOMRWECONOlly Stone6.512113.07Jack Leach33610043.03Moeen Ali3279843.06Joe Root401503.75Stuart Broad932502.78Dan Lawrence10707.00Fall Of WicketsFOWOverShubman Gill1-4211.2CA Pujara2-5518.6RG Sharma3-5521.1RR Pant4-6525.3AM Rahane5-8630.3Axar Patel6-10636.1Virat Kohli7-20265.4KL Yadav8-21067.6Ishant Sharma9-23776.4Ravichandran Ashwin10-28685.5India started the third day with 249 races against Rohit Sharma 25 * and Cheteshwar Pujara 7 * in the fold. The Ravichandran Ashwin's five-course tournament was the highlight of Day Two of Test Two, helping India finish the first half for England in 134 races before the hosts began to consolidate their lead over visitors at MA Chidambaram here on Sunday.On the second day, India's score was 54/1, with Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara on the field. The hosts are currently enjoying a 249-lead lead over England and will be looking to add many more games to get the best chance of winning the match. India had a good start in the second half, as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill set regular boundaries. Leach gave England the first achievement by taking Jill (12) 12th.Pujara then took to the field and played cautiously, along with Rohit, to ensure India did not lose a floor of the day.Earlier, England had the worst possible start when Rory Burns (0) got a leg before the delivery window by Ishant Sharma in the first round of innings. Soon after, Ashwin knocked out Sibley (16) and England dropped to 16/2 in eighth.Skipper Joe Root (6) failed to leave a mark when he defeated the ball sent by Axar Patel, as a result of which the left arm turnover scored his first test cricket lead. England continued the fight when Ashwin ousted Lawrence (9) and England entered the first half at 39/4.Ben Stokes and Ole Pop resumed the second session of 39/4 and had a short position 13 times for the fifth wicket. Ashwin ended the Stokes' 18th season and brought him back to the wing.Ben Fox joined Pop in the middle and tried to build a solid partnership for the sixth wicket. The duo played cautiously and added a partnership 35 times before pacemaker Mohamed Siraj joined the match and fired Bob (22).Foakes, along with Moein Ali, led the team to the 100th race mark. Aksar Patel broke the stands and tore Ali's scalp (6). In the final match before tea, Ashwin captured Stone (1) and took his fourth share of the match.Jack Leach also couldn't leave a mark when Essent fired him before Ashwin took the wide window at the '60s to finish his first tour of England.Earlier in the day, Rishabh Pant (58 *) led half a century of defeating India to 329 in the first innings. India lost fast terrain in the first session of day two and was only able to add 29 races to its overnight total.On the first day, Rohit Sharma played 161 knockouts while Ajinkya Rahane backed him with a 67 stroke to help the hosts advance in the match.

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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: 55,000 spectators to be allowed at Motera

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Test 3 against England at the renovated Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is expected to have a healthy crowd of spectators. The largest cricket stadium in the world holds 110,000 people, and the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) decided to allow 50% capacity during the third round.This means that there will be 55,000 tickets for sale and it will be the first sporting event to see such a strong crowd since the Covid-19 outbreak last March.The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) hopes to remove the spectator limit in the coming days. "GCA has decided 50 percent capacity. Not much of a rush yet, but sales are expected to pick up in the next 3-4 days. This will be the first international match at this refurbished stadium. Since the third test is about day and night. A lot of people are expected to come. Currently, GCA expects at least 30,000 viewers on the first day of testing. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told TOI on Tuesday, “We can have a job to celebrate the occasion.There is no decision on the pitch yetMotera has two types of courses ready for the next two exams. The playing field is a square of 11 fields, six of which are made of red ground and the rest are regular. Both options will be granted to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There are multiple throws of each type for testing. The Secretary of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is overseeing the preparations and a call will be made in the field as soon as the teams arrive in Ahmedabad, "the source said.Also Read: IPL 2021: KINGS XI PUNJAB CHANGES NAME NOW WILL BE KNOWN AS 'PUNJAB KINGS' 

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India vs England: Indias squad for 3rd and 4th Test vs England announced, Umesh Yadav may join team

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Ind vs Eng: The All India Supreme Select Committee met on Wednesday to select the team for the last two test matches to be played in Ahmedabad against England.India squad for 3rd and 4th Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj.Umesh Yadav will join the team in Ahmedabad and after assessing his fitness he will replace Chardul Thakur, who will be released in the Vijay Hazare Cup.The committee also selected five reticle shooters and two reserve players.Net Bowlers: Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh KumarStandby players: KS Bharat, Rahul Chahar.Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Priyank Panchal have been released for Vijay Hazare Trophy.Ind vs Eng schedule:England’s tour of India, 2020/21 – Test seriesS.No.DateMatchVenue124th – 28th Feb3rd Test (D/N)Ahmedabad24th – 8th March4th TestAhmedabadAlso Read: IND VS ENG 3RD TEST: 55,000 SPECTATORS TO BE ALLOWED AT MOTERA 

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Indias playing XI for 3rd Test: 1 place 4 contenders Siraj, Pandya, Kuldeep & Sundar?

  • Feb 23, 2021
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Heading into Test 3 against England, India has a lot to think about when it comes to picking the eleventh man in the eleventh game. The third round will be a day/night pink ball match at Ahmedabad Baker Stadium which opens up different possibilities as the conditions are not so simple. According to the sources, the team management has not yet decided whether to play 3 rotors or 3 pacemakers in the third test. For this reason: Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya, and Muhammad Siraj have been asked by the team management to remain ready for the match.India’s Playing XI for 3rd Test:Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R.Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah Fight for 11th Spot between – Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammed SirajIndia vs England 3rd Test – Why so much uncertainty over playing XI?Reason: In the second test in Chennai, where the wicket was a band controller, India came out with three spindles and two pacemakers. But the day/night test is a different game. Not only does the SG ball have a thick lacquer coating to prevent wear and tear, but the field is also expected to have some turf to hold it together for five days.All this points to a snacker's help, at least for the first day. But if the pitch is set up in such a way as to assist spinners like the first two tests in Chennai, it would be preferred to use the third rotor, which can provide the depth of hitting. There are three options: Kuldeep Yadav or Washington Sunder.For a simple and fourth option, India has to choose between Hardik Pandya or Muhammad Siraj, and Umesh Yadav has a choice in the eleventh.PINK Ball Test – 3rd Spinner or the 3rd Pacer in Indian XI?With Ravindra Jadeja absent due to injury, the selection of the Indian team was a nuisance. In his absence, the main question was about who would partner with Ravichandran Ashwin. Before the third test, it can be assumed that India will present Ashwin and Axar Patel, who passed the second test. But the option to place a third roulette game cannot be ruled out.Kuldeep Yadav: Kuldeep's contribution to India's victory in the second Test was very limited. He only threw 12.2 exaggerated and closed two windows. With the bat, he fell on the flop, scoring three runs. But it is only vertigo on the team, and it might come in handy in day/night conditions.Washington Sunder: One of the options India could go along with, the Washington Sunder is a player who can strike well to provide India with a depth that reaches into India. If Sayed Mushtaq Ali Cup matches were considered, Motera Stadium could be easy to turn, meaning that aside from Ashwin and Patel, Sander might be the other option.- Indian bowlers got 19 wickets per match and they all went with pacemakers.- Indian spinners Ashwin & Jadeja only fired 7 savers in 2 rounds with no success.Third pacer slot:Here the circumstances are at stake. Since the test is a day/night thing, dew can be a factor like the lawn on the court. Furthermore, the only day/night test in India in Eden Gardens against Bangladesh showed that the locksmiths rule the ball with the pink ball, returning 19 fields for the match.With Muhammad al-Shami injured, as well as Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, who will be playing their 100th Test, India can put in a third pacemaker as the hitting lineup is expected to remain the same unless they retire due to late injuries.Umesh Yadav: Umesh Yadav, one of the pacemakers featured on India's first day/night test at Eden Gardens, has an impressive record at home. In his last five home events, Yadav has won 33 wickets. But as he returns from the injury, it could be risky to press him too soon. However, it could still be the third-best pacemaker choice in India if the team management decided to opt for a specialized pacemaker and the players failed to make much progress.Hardik Pandya: Looking at bowlers who have limited hitting skills other than Ashwin, Pandya might be the perfect guy to enter the game XI. He can strike and he can be a pacemaker between half and he can play 10-15 games a day. But Pandya is also back from an injury and throwing 15 times a day could become a problem. If chosen, it will be after a long absence of more than two years.Also Read: INDIA vs ENGLAND 2nd Test: Ashwins solid century helps India set 482-run target for England 

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Virat Kohli becomes first cricketer to hit 100 million followers on Instagram

  • Mar 02, 2021
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The India captain joined Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Argentine Lionel Messi, former Hollywood actor and wrestler Dwayne " The Rock '' Johnson, American singer-songwriter Beyonce, and Ariana Grande in the 100 million clubs.Indian captain Virat Kohli added another feather to his shining hat by becoming the first cricketer to reach 100 million followers on the social media platform to share photos and Instagram videos on Monday.The India captain joined Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Argentine Lionel Messi, former Hollywood actor, and wrestler Dwayne " The Rock '' Johnson, American singer-songwriter Beyonce, and Ariana Grande in the 100 million clubs.Virat Kohli is also the fourth most followed athlete on Instagram. Ronaldo tops the list (athlete) with 266 million followers, while Messi ranks second on the list with 187 million followers on the Facebook-owned platform.Virat Kohli, who ranks first in the ICC's ODI Ranking, debuted in the format in August 2008. India's Leader scored 12,040 points in the 251 ODI with an average of 59.31.Virat Kohli represented India in 90 events, scoring 7,490 points with a high of 254*. In T20I cricket, he played 85 matches, winning 2,928 rounds with a hit rate of 138.43.The Indian captain is currently preparing for the fourth and final test against England, which starts on Thursday. The hosts are sparing no effort to prepare for the next match at Narendra Modi.Cricket Board India (BCCI) shared a video on Twitter on Monday to look at players sweating online. In the video, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane can be seen hitting the net, while Rohit Sharma can be seen talking to coach Ravi Shastri.Players have also worked on their field skills, ensuring the team is well prepared in all divisions when they face the English side in the last game of the series.In the ongoing series, Rohit, Axar Patel, and Ravichandran Ashwin were featured artists and now, on the fourth audition, Raban Kohli will seek to attend the party and end the century's drought.The last time Virat Kohli scored a century ago was in 2019 for a day and night event against Bangladesh in Eden Gardens.If India manages to win or take the final test against England, the team will qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC) Final and the team will face New Zealand in the summit match.Also Read: Road Safety World Series 2021: Full list of matches(timetable), venues, ticket booking

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India Playing XI 1st T20 against England, big question mark over KL Rahuls place in XI

  • Mar 09, 2021
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Rohit Sharma has returned to the Indian T20 as well as the Rishabh Pant form. So where does this leave Kuala Lumpur Rahul's 11th India center? Rishabh Pant's phenomenal return will lead to many interesting developments at the top of the ranking.The Pant's inclusion means that KL Rahul, who until a few months ago was a goalkeeper's first choice, is unlikely to be wearing large gloves. Both Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were key players at the start of the match until recently, but Rahul's emergence as a strong white-ball specialist sparked the competition.Dhawan recently earned a score of 150 in the Vijay Hazare Cup for Delhi, and when it comes to Rohit, there's nothing to dispute.So where does team management fit in with Rahul, who was a successful player in the IPL? Will he be placed in the middle-ranking because Dhawan is not suitable for hitting less? These are two closely related questions and there will be a follow-up question in the answer.With Captain Kohli himself in third and two revolutionaries like Pant and multi-level player Hardik Pandya expected to play the big shots in fifth and sixth places, where would you best leave Rahul? The only place it can be assigned is number 4, but Shreyas Iyer and Suriyakumar Yadav are also fighting for a place.If one closely follows the XI player picking pattern, Surya, the emotional favorite, will have to wait for his turn because Shreyas has done nothing wrong.But when it comes to a three-way fight between Rahul, Shreyas, and Surya, the man from Karnataka defeats the boys from Mumbai with his combination of punches and the ability to shift gears.This means that among KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Surya, only one will make it to Indian Play XI.India Playing XI – Headache is a bowling combination too? Likewise, in the percussion section, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, once India's greatest white ball advocate, returns after a long break and will face a duo fight with Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur.For Bhuvneshwar, his experience and being a better Rami player in death compared to Shahar puts him in good shape, but he hasn't played much cricket except for some Mushtaq Ali matches.The same goes for Chahar, the tough bowler who excels at swinging but is more than just one trick with no contrast during the tenth stroke. Shardul is a cunning soccer player who can swing him at a fast pace and between the three of them, he can use the long handle to get the best spin.Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, and Axar Patel are the three expected winners in the eleventh game on the Slow Cliffs of Motera. In another three-way fight, Thangarasu Natarajan, with his variety of yorkers, has a better chance to start compared to Navdeep Saini.In total, there are far too many good players and too little space for them all with three safe choices: Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jaspreet Bumrah who are already resting or recovering from injury.Once they return, that will be a major concern of management, but they won't mind.India’s T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.Also Read: Kieron Pollard hits Six 6s in an over against Sri Lanka 

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Ind vs Eng 1st T20: Virat Kohli confirms, Rohit Sharma-KL Rahul to open against England

  • Mar 12, 2021
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With Rohit Sharma returning to the T20I, India captain Virat Kohli confirmed that his first partner would be KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan would be with the team as a third start.“We cannot accommodate all three openers in the playing XI. Out of Dhawan and Rahul, only one will find a place in the XI. KL (Rahul) and Rohit (Sharma) have been consistent performers. Those two will start,” Virat Kohli said at a hypothetical press conference ahead of India's first T20I match against England on Friday in Ahmedabad.India faced a dilemma in picking first place against England in the five-game T20I series, as Rohit's return to the team would mean Rahul or Dhawan are excluded. Dhawan was not, however, in bad shape, scoring half a century against Australia and following him by 153 in the Vijay Hazare Cup. But in Rahul, India, you get an exploding opener that can slow you down depending on the situation. Rahul's vector preservation abilities are an added bonus as well.“It’s quite simple, KL and Rohit have been performing at the top of the order for us and those two would start. If Rohit takes a rest or KL has a niggle or something Shikki (Shikhar Dhawan) obviously comes back as a third opener,” Kohli said.Virat Kohli's decision to go with Rahul in place of Dhawan was supported by former India batsman at VS Laxman and former coach MSK Prasad. Laxman said that given the T20 World Cup, Rahul would be a better pick despite Dwan's level.“It will be a tough question, as far as the selection of the second opener is concerned. There’s no doubt about that because Rohit Sharma is an automatic choice in white-ball cricket. I will still go with KL Rahul because over the last few months and years I think the Indian team management went with KL Rahul as an opening batsman and he has done really well in that position,” Laxman said on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected show.Ind vs Eng 1st T20: ‘Bhuvneshwar Kumar key to India’s plans’The other place already occupied in the starting line-up against England is Hovneshwar Kumar's pacemaker. Bovanishwar, returning from injury, will lead India's swift attack in the absence of Jaspert Bumrah and Muhammad Shami. Kohli said throwing the UP remains key to India's plans for the T20 World Cup to be held in India in October.“Bhuvneshwar is shaping up really well. He's back, he's in good shape. He has done very well to get back to his highs and looks like a smart worker, and we've seen him in the past. He continues to bring this experience to the field that will be vital to us.” Kohli said at the conference The journalist "has a clear understanding of what he wants to do in the future."Bhuvneshwar last played for India in the T20I series against the West Indies in December 2019 and was sidelined due to injury. But he returned to IPL and local cricket after his recovery.“He wants to contribute towards many more Indian wins in the coming months. Obviously in the T20 World Cup, we would need our most experienced T20 bowler and he is right up there with anyone else in the world in the start, in the middle, and in the death as well. He is a guy you can bank on and I am very glad to have him back. Hopefully, he can build strongly from here and be as ready as he is now for the World Cup,” Kohli said.Also Read: IPL 2021 DATES

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Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan score brilliant half centuries, India comfortably beat England by 7 wickets

  • Mar 15, 2021
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India beat world number 1 England by 7 wickets to draw the 5-match series 1-1. Virat Kohli and rookie Ishan Kishan made impressive shots in the Indian victory by chasing a goal that scored 165 times with two goals.Brilliant Kishan scored in his debut 56 (32 balls).On the other hand, Captain Virat Kohli was unbeaten in 73 out of 49 balls. Kohli completed his 26th place in the international T20 and in the process became the first player to score 3000 T20.In the center, Rishabh Pant played a small cameo with 12 balls out of 26 times.IND beat ENG in 2nd T20: Earlier, India started very poorly, with KL Rahul being returned to the wing without scoring any goals. But Virat Kohli with apprentice Ishan Kishan played brilliantly to lead India on the path to victory.They both added 94 seconds to wicket 60 balls. Ishan Kishan looks particularly good, scoring 56 with 4 Sixes and 5 Limit punches.Kishan's debut with Suryakumar Yadav begins today as Virat Kohli decided once again to put Rohit Sharma to rest.IND defeated ENG in 2nd T20 - Indian bowlers broke out in death to limit England to 164/6. In the last 5 hikes, Indian bowlers Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Hardik Pandya have only given 35 shots and have not allowed England to finish the boom.IND beat ENG by 7 WICKETS, wins 2nd T20 – Series Tied at 1-1Follow Live Updates – Indian Innings –Batsmen RB4S6SSRLokesh Rahulc Jos Buttler b SM Curran06000.00Ishan Kishanlbw b AU Rashid563254175.00Virat Kohli (C)Not out734953148.98Rishabh Pant (WK)c JM Bairstow b CJ Jordan261322200.00Shreyas IyerNot out8800100.00Extra3 (b 0, w 1, nb 1, lb 1)Total166/3 (17.5)Yet to BatSA Yadav, HH Pandya, Washington Sundar, SN Thakur, B Kumar, YS ChahalBOWLINGOMRWECONSam Curran412215.50Jofra Archer402406.00Chris Jordan2.5038113.41Tom Curran2026013.00Ben Stokes1017017.00Adil Rashid403819.50England Innings- 164/6 in 20 overs Batsmen RB4S6SSRJason Royc B Kumar b Washington Sundar463542131.43Jos Buttler (WK)lbw b B Kumar01000.00Dawid Malanlbw b YS Chahal242340104.35Jonny Bairstowc SA Yadav b Washington Sundar201511133.33Eoin Morgan (C)c RR Pant b SN Thakur282040140.00Ben Stokesc HH Pandya b SN Thakur242110114.29Sam CurranNot out6510120.00Chris JordanNot out00000.00Extra16 (b 1, w 5, nb 0, lb 10)Total164/6 (20)Yet To BatTK Curran, Jofra Archer, AU Rashid BOWLINGOMRWECONBhuvneshwar Kumar402817.00Washington Sundar402927.25Shardul Thakur402927.25Hardik Pandya403308.25Yuzvendra Chahal403418.50INDIA vs ENGLAND 2nd T20: Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are making debuts today. Rohit Sharma is again rested and so is Shikhar Dhawan. Both the Mumbai Indian players will be in playing XI today.England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil RashidIndia (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Read: IPL 2021 Dates

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Ind vs Eng 3rd T20: Ishan Kishan arrives, is it end of road for Shikhar Dhawans T20 World Cup dreams?

  • Mar 16, 2021
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The 50 slopes of Ishan Kishan at the 2nd International T20 Meeting between India and England made Shekhar Dhawan's way back in the Indian T20 chart of things very difficult. Ishan has been talked about as a talent since his age-group days, but there was a small crack in his armor. The young man had difficulty knowing when to attack and when to defend. But all of this appears to be fading after he led India to a 7 wicket win with 56 of 32 impressive balls.India captain Virat Kohli, who collaborated 94 of 54 balls with the lefty hitter, was among the first to give Ishan the credit for the win. "A special reference to Ishan, the way he's struck," Kohli said in the presentation. "It completely changed the game. We were one for nothing. I tried to do my best, but then I took the game completely away from the competitors. Follow his instincts. Hit the quality at the start."Ishan's rise has put Dhawan in a very difficult position. The Delhi-born was the winner of the India match at ICC events, but with a decline in the form of new names making their way into the squad, the team leader may have to make very tough decisions in the coming days.Ishan Kishan arrives, where Shikhar Dhawan in Indian XI stands Dhawan's biggest advantage to India is his attacking style at the top, as well as the advantage of being left-handed.In comparison, Ishan Kishan is more aggressive in his approach. With him, the combination of left and right on top is still intactDhawan breaks down the bowlers on top and his temperament is top-notch. Kishan is capable of destroying attacks, but his temper will only be measured when he faces more difficult situations than he faced on Sunday.Ishan Kishan's ability to 6 hits is a huge advantage over Dhawan. His 30 games in IPL & 4 vs Eng at 2nd T20 are great proof of that.Another feature Kishan brings is his skill as a dedicated wicketkeeper. He could be a huge endorsement of Rishabh Pant.Duane clearly has a tough competition now with the arrival of Ishan KishanRelying on a game he mastered under the strict supervision of four-time Indian Premier League Champions (IPL) Mumbai Indians (MI), Ishan was the biggest team between India and England. Show all the qualities of the "X factor" that Kohli talks about often.“When you play in the IPL with as dominant as him, against the high-end bowlers, we saw him hitting the international speed bowlers with six top players,” Kohli said."He's a daring character. You should continue to support your instincts. We had a conversation in the middle where he understood and analyzed the game very intelligently. He knew he was hitting the ball really well, so he kept using his chances. But it was counted. He was not reckless. That's what you want to see at Youth… The attendance, it looks great, is still retreating but with the realization of the game situation and I think today that the counter-roles for him and our partner [94 rounds of 54 balls] were something the team needed and presented. The team.”Ishan Kishan’s arrival can be bad news for Rahul too?Rahul now faces stiff competition from Ishan. Karnataka's hitter has not been able to utilize his potential in the series yet. In the two matches he played, Rahul was back on a golden duck.Rohit, who missed his first two matches against England, will definitely be with the Indian national team for the T20 World Cup in October. But outside Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, and Ishan Kishan - the team leader will have to rule out 1. In the current scheme of things, Kishan will have little advantage over his big counterparts.Also Read: VIRAT KOHLI, ISHAN KISHAN SCORE BRILLIANT HALF CENTURIES, INDIA COMFORTABLY BEAT ENGLAND BY 7 WICKETS

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India Playing XI for 4th T20: Will Virat Kohli persist with KL Rahul despite 3 failures?

  • Mar 18, 2021
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India team dropped 2--1 in the 5-match T20 series. One misstep, India will lose the series at home against England. This is why Indian captain Virat Kohli is in trouble. The decision to be made by Virat and the Indian Research Center has to do with KL Rahul's struggle.India v England: KL Rahul has had three failures: Virat Kohli now has to decide whether to continue with Rahul and remain involved in one of his most trusted lieutenants or move on to other options and save the series.While Virat Kohli and India coach Vikram Rathore supported Rahul on top, saying he had been the best hitter in T20 for the past 2-3 years, along with other players on the team, it would be tough to justify inclusion. In the eleventh play of the fourth T20."Those things change very quickly. For us, he's been a hero. If you look at their stats over the past two or three years, they are probably better than everyone else in world cricket in the T20s. One of our best hitters will still be with Rohit in the part." We have no worries there. T20 is a very instinctive game. We know that once you start playing positive and you get some shots, it's about five or six balls like this, and all of a sudden they return to that area, "Kohli said after the match.Rahul also had Rathore's endorsement. The Indian striking coach said Rahul was India's top hitter in T20 with an average of over 40 in the past year."Anyone can go through the lean phase. Last year, I think KL was our best hitter in the T20 format. He averages over 40 with a strike rate of 145. So three mistakes don't change that fact. He's probably the best hitter we have at this." He did well for us last year. I think this is the moment when we need his support as a team. I am absolutely sure that he will come out of this difficult phase that he is going through, "Rathore said at the post-match press conference.India Playing XI for 4th T20: Should KL Rahul continue?After the captain and coach's remarks, despite grades 1, 0, and 0, ITRC will likely continue with Rahul and Rohit Sharma in the lead. But if Rahul fails again and India loses, the same think-tank will have some tough questions to answer before the match.India Playing XI for 4th T20: Should Yuzvendra Chahal make way for Axar Patel?India vs England: While there has been a lot of talk about the inauguration of India, the performance of the Indian leader, Chahal, is now also subject to the scanner. Chahal was unable to simulate his performance in IPL for India. In his last 12 games by T20I, Chahal has averaged 43.6 and an economy of 9.27. In his third T20 against England, he came back with expensive numbers, conceding 41 points in 4 sums.This is not talking about Chahal being included in India's eleventh game for the fourth T20. Alternatively, with Washington Sundar performing well as a second-round, Axar Patel could lead the India cargo, especially after his rich exploits in the Test series against England. Although he played in 1st T20, he did not complete his quota, conceding 24 times in three runs without any wicket. But given Chahal's bad form on the show, Patel might wink in front of him.IND vs ENG: INDIA Likely Playing XI – 3rd T20Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel / Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur & Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read: Virat Kohli: Superb looking tattoos and their meaning 

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World Test Championship Will Be Played On "Equal Terms": Virat Kohli

  • Jun 03, 2021
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Virat Kohli said on Wednesday that India and New Zealand are "on a par" when it comes to Southampton's conditions for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The teams will play the final starting June 18 at the Hampshire Bowl and leave India for their tour of the UK, which also includes a five-round series against England starting August 4, Wednesday. “The conditions (in England) are as strong for us as New Zealand... We will get on board thinking we are on a level playing field and the team is doing well in every session, hour by hour, I will win that tournament,” Kohli said in a virtual press conference before departure.New Zealand is already in England, playing a series of two Tests against the hosts which started with the first Test at Lords on Wednesday. They are scheduled to finish their second round in Edgbaston on June 14, just four days before the World Test Championships final.However, Kohli said New Zealand had no advantage over the Indians even after they spent a significant amount of time playing in England before the final."It's not the first time we've played in England," Kohli said. "(With) the hunger and the desire to be there... We have no problem having only four training sessions before the final."Indian cricketers Ajinkia Rahane, Umesh Yadav, and Ishant Sharma described the World Test Championship final as a draw for the World Cup final, and both Kohli and India coach Ravi Shastri agreed that what was in the making."For all of us, this is an accumulation of all the hard work of the past five or six years," Kohli said.Regardless of the size of the final match, teams will move from one biosecurity bubble to the next, and Kohli has spoken extensively about the impact of bubble cricket on the mental health of players."With the current structure (going from one vital bubble to the next), it's very difficult for players to stay motivated," Kohli said.“...Being confined to one area (it would be difficult)."Mental health (for players) will enter the picture. There is no space where you can disconnect from the game."The World Test Championship final will follow a series against England, who beat India 4-1 in the final round of 2018. With India winning the Test series in Australia in two back-to-back rounds on the road, could England be a definitive end?Not quite, said Kohli. "(The England series) is not a definitive end for us. We want to stay at the top for the next few years. We worked hard for the final, for us it's just about keeping it high," he said.Also Read: Men's World Cup To Have 14 Teams From 2027, 20-Team T20 WC From 2024: ICC

ICC ODI Rankings: Shikhar Dhawan Bounces 2 Spots To Sixteenth, Virat Kohli Static At The Second Spot

  • Jul 22, 2021
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India opener Shikhar Dhawan bounced two spots to sixteenth after his unbeaten 50 years in the principal match against Sri Lanka while Virat Kohli stayed at the second spot in the most recent ICC ODI rankings gave on Wednesday. Dhawan's unbeaten 86 in the principal ground of the continuous three-ODI series in Colombo assisted him with collecting 712 rating focuses and acquire two openings, while Kohli has 848 focuses. Another senior India batsman Rohit Sharma is in the third situation with 817 focuses in the rundown headed by Pakistan's Babar Azam (873). Also, Read Tokyo Olympics: I Am Certain Competitors Will Return With Magnificence Says Narinder BatraThe rankings considered the three-match series among Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the third Ireland versus South Africa match and the initial two ODIs between Sri Lanka and India. Among the bowlers, India's Yuzvendra Chahal (up to four spots to twentieth), Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga (up 22 spots to 36th), South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi (up to eight spots to 39th), Ireland's Simi Singh (up to six spots to 51st) and Zimbabwe's Blessing Muzarabani (up 23 spots to 70th) were among the others to gain ground. In the ICC T20 rankings, Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan and England centre request batsman Liam Livingstone gained gigantic headway in the wake of completing as the main run-scorers for their groups in the three-game series dominated 2-1 by England. The 29-year-old had arrived at the main 10 without precedent for his profession after a Player of the Series exertion against Zimbabwe in April this year and has received rewards of his proceeded with great exertion. Also, Read: Shikhar Dhawan Finishes 10-000 Runs In International Cricket As OpenerLivingstone has jogged 144 spots to arrive at the 27th situation in the wake of playing only eight T20Is since his presentation against South Africa four years prior. The 27-year-old's total of 147 runs against Pakistan incorporated his lady worldwide century, a courageous 43-ball 103 in the primary match.

India in England: Virat Kohli Drives A Middle Wicket Instructional Meeting In Durham In Front of 5-Test Series

  • Jul 28, 2021
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The Indian cricket crew in England set it all up as they had their first place wicket instructional course at the Durham Cricket Club on Tuesday. India's top-request batsmen Captain Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane had a hit on the middle wicket alongside Rishabh Pant, who recuperated from Covid-19 and joined the Test crew in Durham last week. India and England will play a progression of 5 Tests in Nottingham, London, Leeds and Manchester from August 4 to September 14. The India-England confrontation will stamp the start of the second pattern of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). The guests played a three-day practice match against County Select XI at this scene recently and will next play an intra-crew game from July 29 preceding taking on England in the Test series. Also Read: Tokyo Olympics Russian Men End Us Mastery In 100m Backstrokes Australia's Ladies Sparkle Again In The Swimming Gasp, who contracted Covid on July 8 during the group's break in London, joined India's profile bubble in Durham on July 22. Prominently, the Indian restricted overs side in Sri Lanka has managed a gigantic blow on Tuesday after the BCCI affirmed that Krunal Pandya tried positive for Covid-19 which prompted the delay of the second T20I in Colombo. The match was booked to begin from 8 pm IST this evening however has been moved back by a day to July 28. 8 players recognized as 'close contacts have been placed in detachment and the whole Indian unexpected will presently go through RT-PCR tests today to determine any further episode in the crew. Quite, Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav should join the Indian Test side in England from Sri Lanka yet they may need to defer their takeoff now in case they are essential for the 8-part list secluding in Colombo. Also Read: Tokyo Olympics: Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt Floods Past YoungstersIndia had won the ODI series 2-1 and was driving 1-0 in the T20I series. The beginning of the ODI series was likewise deferred after the batting mentor and the video investigator of the Sri Lankan group had tried positive for Covid-19.

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KL Rahul becomes 10th Indian to hit Test hundred at Lords

  • Aug 13, 2021
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Opener KL Rahul reinforced his 84 in the First test with a superb 100 to break India's seven-year-old centuries drought at Lords on Thursday. Rahul became the first Indian after Ajinkya Rahane and the 10th overall to earn a place on the cricket househonors tables.Rahul brought the second hundred of him against England in the 212-ball. Rahul had hit nine boundaries and one six when he reached the three digits.Rahul went head-to-head with England's pace attack and came out with a good hundred, helping his team dominate the game in the final session of opening day.Notably, Rahul also became the second batsman to reach one hundred in the 2021-23 cycle of the ICC World Test Championship. This is KL Rahul's sixth test hundred and his second against England.Rahul leaves all fourth stump delivery and didn't care much about the incoming deliveries and knew where his off stump was and covered the swing. As soon as Rohit left the scene, Rahul upped the ante and ended the opening day with a brilliant sixth hundred.Placed in the position of the Lords, the Indian inaugural pair of KL Rahul (55 hits from 143balls)and Rohitnegated cloudy conditions on a good batting surface during the away team's inaugural track in the first century since the 2007 Tour.After negotiating two deliveries that went away. Rohit was surprised with one that came in, much to Anderson's delight, who overcame a close quartet to retain his place on the team. Anderson struck again in the 50th over when Cheteshwar Pujara fell to nine after edging outswinger to Jonny Bairstow on the third slip to leave the visitors at 150-2. But Rahul raised the scoring rate after Rohit's departure and ignited his half century.England, without seamer Stuart Broad due to a torn right calf, called up Haseeb Hamid, Moen Ali, Mark Wood, Zach Crowley and Dan Lawrence.Also Read- Neeraj Chopra rises to second spot in world rankings after Olympic gold

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ENG vs IND | 'Virat probably my biggest wicket to date, it was a huge moment': Ollie Robinson

  • Aug 13, 2021
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England's Ole Robinson knocked out India's captain Virat Kohli at the end of the first day of second test, calling the precious wicket the greatest of his fledgling career.Fresh from his five-wicket haul in first opening test at Trent Bridge, Robinson cleared Kohli (42) who edged it to Joe Root on the first slip after taking the second fresh ball.Virat is probably mybiggest wicket so far, so I was happy with that. It was a great moment. The plan was always for him to bowl the fourth-fifth stump line, back of the length. Fortunately, the plan worked,said Robinson. After the stumps on Thursday.KL Rahul remained undefeated at 127wielding his bat from the first ball to the end, while his great opening partner Rohit Sharma played fluently before going out for 83, his best score in overseas test to lead India 276-3 on day one after Root opted to bowl. Robinson praised the efforts of opposing hitters for their efforts, but also felt his team was unlucky. "There were probably 10-15 hits and misses that he could count and another day we could have had it two or three earlier."  "We definitely looked at the circumstances and thought we could get some of them early here. I think on another day it (wickets) might have happened. "I felt we did a good performance," he said. "We worked hard against their batters and to be fair they played very well. Dense clouds in the morning delayed the start of the game, as Root was quick to choose a bowling game to take advantage of the conditions, which did not happen. When asked if the field was letting them down, he said: "We expected the field to be a little bit faster, a little bit smoother.’’ Obviously, it's a little bit slow. "The swing was a bit inconsistent; I don't know if it was the ball or the overhead. We decided to swing a bit, which we felt was a good plan, but the wicket was a bit slow on that and not as responsive as we think it might be. " Stuart Broad's absence (a torn calf) meant that Robinson shared the new ball with paceman James Anderson and said he was ready to take on the challenge. "It has been a privilege to share the new ball with Jimmy’’. I have shown in the last two games that I am ready to work when it arrives," he signed the exit.Also Read: Neeraj Chopra rises to second spot in world rankings after Olympic gold

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Virat Kohli, James Anderson involved in verbal battle: 'Chirp chirp chirp, this is what old age makes you do'

  • Aug 16, 2021
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Things exploded between India captain Virat Kohli and veteran England player James Anderson during the first session of day 4 of the second test at Lords. Kohli seemed to be angry about something Anderson had told him. "You swearing at me again are you? This isn’t your fu***ng backyard," Kohli could be heard saying over the stump mic to Anderson's during the 17th over of the day. Chirp chirp chirp. This is what old age makes you do," Kohli could be heard saying after Anderson bowled the fifth delivery of the over. Kohli was looking good during his short stay at the crease before Sam Curran dismissed him for 20. Kohli edged one straight to Jos Buttler India finally finished the session at 56/3 with a lead of just 29 times. India earlier lost its first wicket KL Rahul, who scored a century in the first innings, and Rohit Sharma in the first 12 overs of the day. In reacting to the incident, Stuart Broad, who was ruled from the ongoing test series, reminded fans of the Anderson five wicket hauls at Lords, saying that the honours board at the venue's suggests it his "actual backyard". "The Lord's honours board suggests it's as close to Jimmy's backyard as Jimmy's actual backyard. Love the fire but that language will have him in trouble," Broad tweeted.Also Read- Archery Youth World Championships: Komalika Bari wins successive world titles, record haul for India

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India vs England: Wounds of 2014 hurt Virat Kohli again

  • Aug 26, 2021
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For a man who seemed unstoppable even two years ago, Virat Kohli's luck with the bat is completely incomprehensible. The world's number one batsman, who collected hundreds at will, has not scored one hundred in all three formats in 50 innings. India's captain Virat Kohli's fight continue as he was dismissed in the first hour of the first day of 3rd Test against England at Headingley in Leeds. James Anderson sent Kohli back to the pavilion for 7. Lean patches are part of a cricketer's journey. There are likely to be peaks and valleys in performance as the career runs. Every great in the game has had their share of dips and Kohli is undoubtedly facing headwinds after fixing the loopholes in 2014. But it looks like the old habit of dangling the bat outside the off-stump seems to be back and Kohli not for the first time in England, got out swishing at a ball a could have been left alone. This was the fourth time in the series that he had edged the ball behind the stumps. Most dismissals for Kohli against a bowler in TestsJames Anderson - 7 times in 23 matches Nathan Lyon - 7 times in 18 matches Stuart Broad - 5 times in 18 matches Moeen Ali - 5 times in 15 matches Ben Stokes - 5 times in 15 matches Kohli's lean patch began with the 2020 Tour in New Zealand, where he managed 218 runs in four T20Is, three ODI matches and two test matches. In the only Test he played in Australia late last year, his defiant 74 in the first innings was lost in the ruins of the disastrous second innings of the pink-ball Test where India were gobbled up for 36. It was an out of character show from the India captain who spent 244 minutes at the crease for his 180-ball effort. It was also his second slowest half-century. A similar kind of effort would have helped the India cause at Headingley had kohli played the waiting game. With KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara back in the shade. Kohli made the appropriate noises on the eve of the Test by saying "You have to keep your ego in your pocket while batting in England". In his pre & post match discourses , Kohli avoids talking about the individual players form. "Our focus is not thinking about where people are individually now. It's collectively about how much strength they bring to the team. As a batting unit, we look to perform in tough conditions, so we are in a winning positions and someone is going to put their hands in every game." Kohli has maintained when asked about the Pujara and Rahane's ordeals.Also Read- India interested in hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach

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England vs India: Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja script historic win for India over England

  • Sep 07, 2021
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Virat Kohli-led India stormed to a 157-run win over England on the final day of the fourth Test to register only their second Test win at the Oval and take a 2-1 unbeatable lead in the five-match series on Monday. Innings defeat in Leeds seems like a distant memory now, as Jasprit Bumrah inspired India to put on an energetic performance and reclaim the series lead with a convincing 157-run win over England on the final day of the Oval Test. England was bowled out for 210 in pursuit of a target of 368 on the final day, succumbing to the constant pressure built up by the Indian bowlers. The visitors recorded only their 2-test win at the Oval and the first after the historic victory in 1971 under Ajit Wadekar.Chasing a daunting victory target of 368, the hosts made a good start with a century opening partnership before India advanced and restricted England's scoring rate with some disciplined bowling. Shardul Thakur made India's first breakthrough by eliminating Rory Burns (50), a ball after hitting half a century and brought up 100-run partnership for the first wicketThe momentum of the match turned to India's way when Dawid Malan was run out for 5 with about 30 minutes before the morning session, trying to make a quick single with Haseeb Hamid. Hamid (63), who got a reprieve on 56 when Mohammed Siraj dropped catch, was the next batsman to go after Jadeja hit the rough patch as the ball spun past his bat to hit the off-stump.Also Read- England vs India, 2nd Test: India Win Thriller At Lord's To Take 1-0 Series Lead vs England Bumrah produced a sensational spell in the 2nd session Jasprit Bumrah removed Olli Pop (2) and Jonny Bairstow (0) in back-to-back overs to turn match in India's favor. Bumrah came up with inswinging delivery to breach Pop's defense and became the 23rd Indian bowler to reach 100 Test wicket landmark. In his next over, he produced a reverse-swinging Yorker at 142 kph that crashing into the base of Bairstow's. Jadeja dismissed Moeen Ali (0) as the ball pitched on the rough patch and took the edge of the bat for an easy catch at short-leg. Root-Woakes delay India's victory Joe Root and Chris Woakes, the last English batting player, played some shots during a 35-run seventh-wicket stand to delay India's victory before the England captain dragged a innocuous delivery of Thakur to his stumps to go for 36 and end his team's faint hopes of an unlikely win. THIS. IS. IT! Take a bow, #TeamIndia! What a fantastic come-from-behind victory this is at The Oval! We head to Manchester with a 2-1 lead! #ENGvIND Scorecard https://t.co/OOZebP60Bk pic.twitter.com/zhGtErWhbs— BCCI (@BCCI) September 6, 2021Umesh Yadav dismissed Woakes (18), Craig Overton (10) and James Anderson (2) to seal India's assured victory at the Kennington Oval. For India, Yadav got 3 for 60, while spinner Jadeja and seamer Bumrah and Thakur took 2 wickets apiece.Also Read- England vs India, 4th Test Day 1: Shardul Thakur breaks Ian Botham's record, hits fastest Test fifty in EnglandAlso Read- Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis resign as Pakistans head coach and bowling coach ahead of T20 World Cup

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IPL 2021: RCB to wear blue jersey against KKR on September 20 to honour frontline workers

  • Sep 14, 2021
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will resume their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign on September 20 by wearing a blue jersey against the Kolkata Knights Riders in Abu Dhabi.RCB had announced in May that they would be sporting blue jerseys to honour the frontline workers fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic in India. However, before their next fixture, the IPL was suspended due to positive Covid-19 cases in the bio-bubbles of franchises in Delhi and Ahmedabad.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shifted IPL out of India and said that the remaining season will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19 to October 15."RCB to wear Blue Jersey v KKR on 20th. We at RCB are honoured to sport the Blue kit, which resembles the colour of the PPE kits of the frontline warriors, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic," RCB said in a statement.RCB to wear Blue Jersey v KKR on 20thWe at RCB are honoured to sport the Blue kit, that resembles the colour of the PPE kits of the frontline warriors, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic.#PlayBold #1Team1Fight pic.twitter.com/r0NPBdybAS— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 14, 2021Instead of the flagship "Go Green" campaign jersey, RCB will wear a blue this year. The blue jerseys will also have important health messages engraved on it.Virat Kohli and Mohamed Siraj arrived in the UAE on a chartered flight from Manchester were India played a test series against England. The fifth and last test of the aforementioned series has been canceled after the Covid-19 scare in the Indian camp.The likes of AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell also arrived in the UAE earlier this month to prepare for the rest of the season.Mike Hesson, who has doubled as coach after Simon Katich's withdrawal, has been overseeing the training with the available RCB players in the UAE.RCB will be looking to reach the play-offs for the second successive IPL season. Virat Kohli's men are currently in third place with 5 wins from 7 matches, tied on 10 points with the Chennai Super Kings, who are in second place. Delhi Capitals leads the points table with 12 points from 8 games.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad

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ICC mens T20I rankings: Indian captain Virat Kohli moves to No 4, KL Rahul retains sixth spot

  • Sep 15, 2021
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South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has advanced four places to reach a career-best eighth position in the ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings after some fine performances in the series against Sri Lanka, which his team won 3-0. The left-hander led the series total with 153 runs, including unbeaten 59 off from 46 deliveries in the final in Colombo that his team won by 10 wickets. This is the first time that he has been in the top ten of the T20I rankings, but he is ranked high in his career, third in the ODI and sixth in the Test. India captain Virat Kohli moved to fourth place while KL Rahul has held on to his sixth slot.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad Gains for Quinton de Kock Mustafizur Rahman rises up This week's @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings has some big movements Details https://t.co/rxcheDGCjM pic.twitter.com/83AUWRMqwf— ICC (@ICC) September 15, 2021Aiden Markram is another South African player on the rise, move to 11 positions from 12, while Bjorn Fortuin up from 103 places to 43 and Anrich Nortje up 29 places to 71 have made rapid progress in the bowlers list. Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera climbed 10 places to 38th after scoring 69 runs in two innings in the latest weekly update which also includes the last two games of the Bangladesh and New Zealand series. Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has moved up two places to eighth after finishing with eight wickets in the series while Nasum Ahmed (up 25 places to 15th) and Mehedi Hasan (up four places to 20th) have also made notable progress. However, Shakib Al Hasan has conceded the top spot for all-rounders to Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi. New Zealand's Tom Latham has advanced 22 places to 44th after his 50 not out in the final match and Finn Allen has moved up 23 places to 66th with 41 in the same match. In the ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings for batsman, Ireland William Porterfield advanced seven places to 66th, Craig Ervine of Zimbabwe moved up five places to 72 and Jaskaran Malhotra of the United States, who hit six sixes in an over from Papua New Guinea's Gaudi Toka in an ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League 2 match, has rocketed 169 places to 132nd. In the bowlers' list, the Ireland pair of Andy McBrine (up seven places to 27th) and Simi Singh (up 11 places to 38th), Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane (up 19 places to 91st) and Charles Amini of Papua New Guinea (up 11 places to 96th) are among those to advance.Also Read- IPL 2021: RCB to wear blue jersey against KKR on September 20 to honour frontline workers

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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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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format

  • Sep 27, 2021
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Virat Kohli is back to breaking batting records at will. In a jaw-dropping stat that is a reflection of his greatness, RCB captain Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.Virat Kohli reached the historic milestone while opening the batting for RCB against Mumbai Indians in Match 39 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Kohli achieved the landmark in the over against Jasprit Bumrah where the skipper was taking his India teammate to the cleaners.Kohli hit Jasprit Bumrah for a four and followed with a excellent pull shot that flew over the boundary ropes.Kohli, who has represented India (T20Is), Delhi (domestic cricket) and RCB (IPL), needed 66 runs to get to the T20 milestone before the crucial encounter against CSK. Kohli has arguably been the most successful batsman in the Indian Premier League. Despite not being able to land a title with Royal Challengers Bangalore, the skipper of the popular franchise owns quite a few batting records in the T20 league.6 Pulled away for a maximum and Virat Kohli reaches 10000 runs in T20s. Mr. Milestone. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #RCB #IPL2021 #RCBvMI— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 26, 2021Kohli's former RCB teammate Chris Gayle tops the list of highest run-getters inT20 cricketers. 'Universe Boss' has amassed 14,261 runs in 446 matches at a strike rate of 36.94 with 22 centuries and 87 fifties.Gayle's national team captain Kieron Pollard is second on the list, having scored 11,159 runs in 561 matches with one century and 56 half centuries to his name. Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, with 10,088 runs and 66 fifties in 436 matches, ranks third in the list. David Warner rounds off the top 4 with 10,017 runs in 304 matches.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 season

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RR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Rajasthan Royals horrible run of form continues as they were outplayed by the bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous match on Monday. The unavailability of English players was a big problem for Rajasthan. Sanju Samson is doing his best in every match and now its time for the other players to step it. Royal Challengers Bangalore finally returned to their usual pace with a huge victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians by 54 runs on Sunday. Glenn Maxwell's overall show gave them their sixth win in this IPL. They beat the Rajasthan Royals in their last 3 meetings, which can boost their confidence. The boys in red currently hold the third spot in the standings with 12 points.Match Details:Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 43Venue:Dubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiDate & Time: September 29th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:The batters will get the complete reward for their shots if they hit through the line. The batters can also target the shorter boundaries on one side of the ground. The bowlers should effectively use the variations at the late end of the innings. Batting first is a good option here.Probable Playing XIs for RR vs RCB:Rajasthan RoyalsEvin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Liam Livingstone/David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag/Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur RahmanRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Kona Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra ChahalTop Picks for RR vs RCB Dream11 Match:Top Picks ­– BattersYashasvi Jaiswal has scores of 36, 5, and 49 in the last three matches. He has really worked on his hitting abilities and just needs to back his instincts to better his numbers. Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli completed 10,000 runs in the T20 format in the last match against Mumbai Indians. He provided a solid start rto his side by scoring 51 runs. Overall in this edition, he has accumulated 307 runs at an average of 34.11.Top Picks ­– All-RoundersGlenn Maxwell was the player of the match against the Mumbai Indians for his complete all-round display. He used his switch hits quite well against the spinners, which turned out to be a masterstroke for him. So far in this IPL, he has scored 300 runs and has picked 3 wickets as well.Top Picks ­– BowlersMustafizur Rahman will be up against world-class batters like Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and AB de Villiers, but he can cause problems with his variations. He has scalped 11 wickets in this year’s IPL at an economy of 7.84. Picking wickets has become a habit for Harshal Patel in this IPL. He is leading the highest wicket-takers’ list by a long distance, with 23 scalps in 10 matches.Top Picks ­– WicketkeepersSanju Samson is doing his job well with the bat and behind stumps as well. He has scored two consecutive half-centuries in the last 2 matches.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Sanju Samson (c), Kona Srikar Bharat, Virat Kohli (vc), Evin Lewis, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan SakariyaSuggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Evin Lewis (vc), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell (c), Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Chetan SakariyaRR vs RCB Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player  Statistics Dream11 Points Sanju Samson 433 runs 702 Yashasvi Jaiswal 156 runs 240 Virat Kohli 307 runs 494 Glenn Maxwell 300 runs and 3 wickets 546 AB de Villiers 230 runs 435 RR vs RCB Risky Captaincy Choices:Since top-order batters are doing a good job for RCB, AB de Villiers is coming in a finisher at the late end of the innings. Considering this he is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams. Chris Morris is yet to pick a wicket in the second leg of the IPL, but he is a real match-winner in this format and had a great first phase, especially with the ball. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:Kyle Jamieson is struggling to find his rhythm, he went wicketless in the last 2 matches. Considering his present form, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- England All Rounder Moeen Ali Retires From Test Cricket

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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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BCCI unveils Team India's new jersey ahead of T20 World Cup

  • Oct 13, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed the new jersey of the Indian cricket team for the men's T20 World Cup tournament to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman from October 17 to November 14.The new jersey is named 'Billion Cheers Jersey' and the patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans."Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey! The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted as the board shared the picture on social media.Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey! The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans. Get ready to #ShowYourGame @mpl_sport.Buy your jersey now on https://t.co/u3GYA2wIg1#MPLSports #BillionCheersJersey pic.twitter.com/XWbZhgjBd2— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2021The jersey was released by MPL Sports, the official kit sponsors of the Indian cricket team till December 2023. The new jersey will replace the navy-blue retro jersey with blue, green, white and red stripes, inspired by the 1992 World Cup kit which the team has been sporting since the tour of Australia in November last year.The Indian team will enter the field wearing the new jersey for the first time in their practice match against England on October 18 and then against Australia on October 20. The jersey will then be worn during India's opening match in the men’s T20 World Cup against Pakistan on October 24.India are bidding to end their 8-year-long wait for an ICC title when they take the field under Virat Kohli's captaincy at the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE. The Asian giants last won a major title in 2013 and their last T20 World Cup title in the inaugural edition of the tournament.India's squad for T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami. Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad

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T20 World Cup: India look to fix batting order in final warm-up game against Australia

  • Oct 19, 2021
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Their preparations for the T20 World Cup off to a smooth start, and India will look to finalize their batting order for the tournament-proper when they face Australia in their second and final warm-up match on Wednesday. India will clash against Pakistan in their main event lung-opener on Sunday. The tournament will be Virat Kohli's last as skipper in the format besides being the swan-song for head coach Ravi Shastri. As Kohli pointed out before the preparation game against England on Monday, India's top three is already settled when KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opening the batting and the skipper coming in at the crucial no.3 position. Having made a stroke-filled 70 before retiring in the seven-wicket win over England, the young Ishan Kishan has also staked his claim for a place in the playing eleven. Rishabh Pant (29 not out) was promoted ahead of SuryaKumar Yadav and it remains to be seen where the latter bats on Wednesday. Rohit didn't bat against England and come Wednesday the right-hander is expected to get a go against the Australians. The talking point, however, remains all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who did not seem comfortable in his short stint against England. With Pandya not bowling, it remains to be seen whether the Indian think-tank will play him purely as a batter. India will also miss the sixth bowling option if one of the five strong attacks has an off day on the field. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had one against England on Monday, but Jasprit Bumrah was at his best. Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets, while Rahul Chahar was taken to task by the England batters. And come Wednesday, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy are expected to get a look in before the main business begins. On recent form, since losing the home series against Australia 2-0 before the 2019 ODI World Cup, India was unbeaten in eight series in a row. Since the 2016 T20 World Cup, India have played 72 T20 matches and won 45. Australia also began with winning start to their preparations with Josh Inglis hitting two fours in the final over to help his team beat New Zealand by three wickets a warm-up match in Abu Dhabi on Monday. There was mixed news for Australia in their first warm-up as David Warner's horror run continued after he was dismissed for a first-ball duck. Adam Zampa (2/17) and Kane Richardson (3/24) impressed with the ball, but a middle-order collapse meant the Australians needed late cameos from Ashton Agar (23 off 18 balls), Mitchell Starc (13 not out off 9) and Inglis (8 not out off 2) to secure the win. The Aussies have never exactly been a huge force in the shortest format and it remains to be seen whether they are able to finally get thngs going at the biggest stage. Teams (from): India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur. Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

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T20 World Cup warm-up: Rahul, Kishan power India to seven wicket win over England

  • Oct 19, 2021
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India produced an energetic performance with the bat on Monday to beat England by 7-wickets in their first T20 World Cup warm-up match in Dubai. Chasing 189 for victory, the 2007 champions rode on destructive half-centuries from Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul to cross the finish line with 6 balls to spare. Kishan and Rahul opened the batting and added 82 for the first wicket to lay a solid foundation for the run chase before the latter got out against the run of play for 51 to Mark Wood. Virat Kohli, who dropped to No. 3 to accommodate Rahul at the top, suffered a rare failure with the bat, scoring just 11 off 13 balls. Kishan carried on attacking the England bowlers and top-scored with 70 not out of 46 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes before being replaced by Suryakumar Yadav, but this move did not work because he couldn't fire as according to expectations and got out for 8 with India needing 21 off 15 balls. Fortunately, the duo of Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya did what was needed and knocked off the required runs without much trouble. Pant finished the match with six and finished with 29 not out while Pandya scored 12 not out.Impressive batting performance Fine bowling display #TeamIndia beat England & win their first warm-up game. #INDvENG #T20WorldCup : Getty Images pic.twitter.com/jIBgYFqOjz— BCCI (@BCCI) October 18, 2021Earlier, Mohammed Shami snapped three wickets but Jonny Bairstow smashed a 36-ball 49 to help England post a challenging 188 for 5 after being asked to bat first by Virat Kohli. Besides Shami (3/40), fellow pacer Jasprit Bumrah (1/26) and spinner Rahul Chahar (1/43) were also among wickets at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. Bairstow hit one six and had four hits to the fence in his knock, while Liam Livingstone (30) also contributed with the bat. But it was Moeen Ali's whirlwind 20-ball 43 which powered England to a good score in the end. India will next face Australia in their second warm-up match at the same venue on Wednesday (October 20) while England will lock horns with New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. India will face Australia in their second warm-up match at the same venue on Wednesday (October 20) while England will face New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

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Virat Kohli becomes first India captain in 29 years to lose World Cup match vs Pakistan

  • Oct 25, 2021
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Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to lose a World Cup match against Pakistan in 29 years as his team went down by 10 wickets in their first opening game of the Super 12s in Group 2 in Dubai. Pakistan kicked off their T20 World Cup campaign with a resounding win over their arch-rivals, scoring 152 in 17.5 overs to register their first-ever 10-wicket win in the shortest format of international cricket. It was Pakistan's first-ever win by 10 wickets against any opposition in a T20, while India also confronted the ignominy of losing by such a margin for the first time. 152 is also Pakistan's highest opening stand against India in the format.This Pakistan team has a combined experience of 625 matches - making it the most experienced team ever to take the field in a T20 international. It is also one of the oldest Pakistani teams, with an average age of 30 + years. The match also saw Kohli get out for the first time in T20I against Pakistan after scoring 226 runs. Kohli's 57 team helped India reach 151 for 7 in 20 after being put in to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium. Virat Kohli scored 226 runs against Pakistan in the t20 WorldCup and was sent off just once. Kohli headed into the T20 World Cup having scored 169 runs in 3 innings without getting dismissed in the showpiece T20I events against their arch-rivals. It was another high-quality innings against one of his favorite opponents as the India captain led the way with the bat but the end result was not enough to stop Pakistan.Also Read- IPL 2022: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone To Bid For Two New IPL Teams- Reports