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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 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, 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

Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma

Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma: India's 'Hitman' turns 33

  • Apr 30, 2020
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As the ace cricketer Rohit Sharma turns 33 on Thursday, let's go on a memory path and revive the three tons that the right-handed batsman scored in ODI format.Rohit, popularly known as "Hitman", made his ODI debut on June 23, 2007.209 v. Australia, Bangalore, 2013Batting First, Rohit was slow and took some time to build innings. However, as soon as he got a scheme of things, Rohit started chasing the bowlers and before passing the 100 Play mark. After reaching his century, he changed gears and continued raising his first double century in ODI. Then he went to play a knock of 209 with only 158 balls. These innings helped India score 383 runs on the board, and this effort helped the team win the match with 57 runs.264 Against Sri Lanka, Calcutta, 2014Rohit scored 264 runs in only 173 balls against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and this knock remains the highest score of any batsman in 50 over format to date. The 32-year-old took a break when he was only scoring 4 runs, and the batsman got the most out of him while scoring an additional 260 runs to make Sri Lankan bowlers toil on the field.208 Against Sri Lanka, Mohali, 2017First batting, Rohit Sharma continued to play a knock of 208 off only 153 balls bringing the men's in the blue score to 392/4. Right-handed batsman innings was studded with 13 four and 12 sixes. This effort helped India win the match by 141 runs.At the Cricket World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer after scoring 648 runs from just nine matches at an average of 81.00.During the tournament, he also became the first batsman who scored five centuries in one single edition of the World Cup.Rohit, who is now vice-caption of the ODI Team, has played 224 ODIs, 108 T20Is, and 32 tests so far.Read More: 20 interesting facts about Sachin TendulkarLatest Sports News, Top Sports News


IPL 2020 SRH VS MI Prediction, Probable XI's, and more.

  • Nov 03, 2020
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SRH VS MI PredictionPlaced fifth within the eight-team standings with twelve points, SunRisers Hyderabad ar simply a win far away from securing a competition berth and that they can get to dish out one thing special after they face a rampaging urban center Indians within the last league match of the Indian Premier League in Sharjah on Tuesday. With eighteen points, defensive champions urban center have ticked all the boxes to this point, and stopping their juggernaut will certainly be a herculean task for David Warner’s team. Hyderabad should have drawn confidence from their consecutive 2 wins against Old Delhi and the city. However, the challenge on Tuesday might probably be a special one.Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, and Kane Williamson, SRH boast a solid top-order, and that they have a power-hitter within the middle-order within the variety of all arounder Jason Holder, United Nations agency has been pretty good in each department of the sport — batting and bowling. In bowling, pacers Sandeep Sharma and T Natarajan have conjointly regained their confidence whereas ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan continues to be their go-to man.On the opposite hand, urban centers have the foremost balanced facet within the league. Batting mainstay Ishan Kishan and all-rounder Keiron Pollard have crammed the void within the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who is injured. Whereas Kishan, the Jharkhand stumper-batsman, has provided flying starts at the highest, Pollard has crystal rectifier the team quite well in Rohit’s absence. Opener Quinton De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav are the opposite in-form batters whereas Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Pollard kinda solid lower middle-order. Speedsters Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult can all over again look to bother the SRH batters with their deadly pace whereas Rahul Chahar, Krunal, and Pollard would be keen to supply further support to them.Toss:  7:00 PM IST in SharjahTime:  7:30 PM ISTSRH VS MI Dream11 Team Ishan Kishan, Wriddhiman Saha, David Warner, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Manish Pandey, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Rashid Khan (VC).Predicted XI'sSunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, and T Natarajan.Mumbai Indians: Chris Lynn, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh/Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard (C) Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell McClenaghan, and Jasprit Bumrah/Dhawal Kulkarni.Squads:Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Yarra Prithviraj, Billy Stanlake, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Sandeep Bavanaka, Sanjay Yadav, Virat Singh.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Saurabh Tiwary, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Prince Balwant Rai, Sherfane Rutherford, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh and Mohsin Khan.

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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

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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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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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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 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.— 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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IPL 2021, MI vs KKR: It's Rohit Sharma vs Varun Chakravarthy as Mumbai Indians eye win

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Bolstered by the return of Captain Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians (MI), still agonizing from their defeat against the Chennai Super Kings will look to return against the Varun Chakravarthy (KKR) inspired Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Sheikh Zayed Abu Dhabi Stadium on Thursday night.The Tamil Nadu tweaker won handsome praise from India and RCB skipper Virat Kohli, who said he’s going to be “a key factor when he plays for India” after taking 3/13 in four overs. The 30-year-old’s magical spell included as many as 15 dot balls and Glenn Maxwell was one of his three scalps.When the teams met in Chennai during the first stage of the IPL, Rohit hit 43 off 32 balls and Chakravarthy took 1-27 in four overs, as MI won by 10 runs. Their 10-wicket victory over RCB allowed KKR to climb a little further to sixth spot on the table with six points from eight games.In order to keep their playoff hopes alive, they need to keep winning from here.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 seasonMissing the services of their talismanic captain and India allrounder Hardik Pandya, MI went down by 20 runs to CSK on Sunday night. Both the players were rested as a precautionary measure, allowing them to recover from their niggles.While there’s still doubt over Pandya’s availability, head coach Mahela Jayawardene had said that Rohit should be returning for the KKR match.In a pre-match presser on Wednesday, MI’s left-arm pacer Trent Boult said: “They (Rohit and Hardik) are both recovering very well. In terms of their selection for the next game, I’m not too sure what’s going on there. But day by day, they are improving. It was probably more of precaution that they had that extra bit of rest the other night against Chennai. But they are obviously two vital players in the XI for Mumbai. And we’re desperate to get them back. So, fingers crossed that they’ll be pretty good to go over the next couple of games.”Lying at the fourth spot with eight games in eight matches, MI desperately need their key players for the business end of the tournament.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Mumbai Indians (@mumbaiindians)He (Rohit) was sorely missed. He is right up there in terms of experience and runs achieved in this format. So, it was a big hole but it was a good decision to make sure (that) he’s 100% with the amount of cricket coming up. If he comes to the eleven, it will be brilliant, but we want to make sure he is 100% fit,” said Boult.Whether Pandya plays on Thursday or not, he will also be seen by the Indian selectors, who chose him ahead of players like Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar for the T20 World Cup, which follows directly from the IPL in the United Arab Emirates.“If Hardik is fully fit, he can contribute with both bat and ball. He’s a very good player for any side. He’s working hard to get himself fit and we’re desperate to have him back,” said Boult.They would blame themselves for allowing CSK to get out of jail in the last game. Having reduced them to 24 for four in six overs, MI’s stand-in captain Kieron Pollard perhaps allowed their opponents to get off the hook when he chose to take off pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Boult and bring on his spinners.Also Read- Former Mr India contest winner Manoj Patil attempts suicide, blames actor Sahil Khan for harrassment

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

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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— 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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Rohit Sharma named India T20I captain for New Zealand series

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

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

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

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Virat Kohli To Opt Out Of South Africa ODIs, Rohit Sharma Will Recover In Time: Sources | Cricket News

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Virat Kohli would choose the One Day International (ODI) series in South Africa, but Rohit Sharma is expected to recover from the injury in time for all three ODIs. India's Cricket Oversight Board (BCCI) announced on Monday that Rohit Sharma will be disqualified from a three-game test series in South Africa due to a left hamstring injury during a training session in Mumbai. Sources have informed NDTV that Rohit has recovered in time and needs to return to lead the team. This will be his first mission as a full-time ODI captain.According to sources, it will take about a month after Rohit Sharma injured his hamstring. The three-game ODI series will begin on January 19th at Borland Park in Pearl. The second ODI match will take place on January 21st at the same venue, and the third and final match of the series will take place on January 23rd in Newlands, Cape Town.On Monday, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce announced that Rohit Sharma had dropped out of a test series with rookie Priyank Panchar, who took part in the Indian A Tour earlier this month.In a tweet from BCCI, "Priyank Panchar joined the Indian Test team in place of the injured Rohit Sharma. Rohit injured his left hamstring during training in Mumbai yesterday. He was with South Africa. He will participate in the next three games. The test series will be disqualified.Rohit was appointed Captain of India and was promoted to Deputy Captain in the test on 8 December.India needs to play 3 tests and many ODIs in South Africa. The tour will start with the first test on December 26th.Rohit rested in a two-game test series against New Zealand, where India won 1-0.For the latest news, updates to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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Rohit Sharma Returns From Injury, To Lead India In West Indies Series

  • Jan 27, 2022
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Rohit Sharma is back from an injury break and will lead the Indian team in the next series at home against the West Indies. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced an 18-player squad for the three-match International One-Day Series and three-match T20I series against the West Indies at home. Indian white-ball captain Rohit will lead the team in ODI for the first time as a full-time captain after missing the South Africa tour due to a hamstring injury. Rohit's return will be a huge boost to a team that has gotten smarter with their shock 0-3 elimination at the hands of South Africa.Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav has returned to the team as part of the ODI team. Ravichandran Ashwin, who performed poorly in the ODI series against South Africa, has been disqualified from the team. Young Ravi Bishnoi, who rotates his legs, was called up for the national team for the first time.Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami have been rested from the series.KL Rahul will be available from 2nd ODI onwards.R Jadeja is undergoing his final stage of recovery post his knee injury and will not be available for the ODIs and T20Is.Axar Patel will be available for the T20Is.— BCCI (@BCCI) January 26, 2022The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry said both Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammed Al-Shami have taken a break from the series, while Kuala Lumpur Rahul will be available for the second ODI.He added that Ravindra Jadeja will continue to recover from her knee injury and will not be available for the series, while Axar Patel will be available for T20I.Rohit's return will mean he's back to the top of the ODI ranking along with Shikhar Dhawan in shape and could see Vice-Captain KL Rahul rise to fourth.Three ODI matches will be held in Ahmedabad, while three T20 matches will be held in Kolkata.ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh KhanEquipo T20I: Rohit Sharma (capitán), KL Rahul (vice-capitán), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (sem), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.Read More News - Ravi Shastri's Stunning Comment On Whether Virat Kohli

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KKR faces struggling MI in a crunch contest in Pune on WednesdayMumbai Indians are yet to open their account in the new seasonKKR have won 2 out of their first 3 matchesAll eyes will be on Andre Russell when he faces the Kolkata Knight Riders of Mumbai in the 14th match of the IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The five-time winner MI will be looking for his first championship win when he faces last season's runner-up KKR, who is on good terms with two wins out of three.The Mumbai Indians would like to get back on the winning track after a poor start to their IPL campaign. Rohit Sharma and Mahela Jayawardene played down concerns saying it was still early days for the tournament but IM needed to move on.Today Match Kolkata Knight RidersThe Kolkata Knight Riders started the tournament by defeating the Chennai Super Kings, who are still looking for their first win in the tournament. They scored a 6-wicket win over CSK as they managed to chase a goal 131 times with 9 balls to spare.IPL 2022: Full Coverage | Points TableKKR lost their second match to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai where they failed to defend their 128th goal. Sherfane Rutherford and Shahbaz Ahmed were in the shield for last season's final. However, Shreyas Iyer's team came back with a comfortable six-wicket victory over the Punjab Kings in a comfortable chase of 137 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.The Mumbai Indians did not take off at the start they expected as they lost to the Delhi Capitals in their first match and then to Rajasthan Royals in their second match. Unable to salvage their 170-point lead against Delhi, then they could not chase Rajasthan's 193-point lead. The problem with Rohit Sharma's men is that they are unable to stop the opposing batsmen during their beatings.KEY PLAYERSAndre Russell, KKRAndre Russell was a savior for the Kolkata Knight Riders who played a key role in their victory over the Punjab Kings as he scored 31 points from 70 of the 2 and 8 sixes to help his team chase down 137 with ease. Help make it. He also took over from PBKS player Arshdeep Singh.Ishan Kishan, MIIshan Kishan scored 81 assists on 48 assists with 11 quads and sixties against Delhi Capitals and then 54 assists on 43 balls against Rajasthan Royals, which included 5 runs and one six. The opening chat has played a major tournament role so far for the franchise in the batting division.PREDICTED PLAYING XIsKolkata Knight Riders: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings ((wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.Also, read - Who will win todays IPL match RR vs RCB?

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Whose Player Hits Most Sixes in International & Test Cricket

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Cricket has evolved over the years and so is batting. Only Test cricket existed before the 70’s when batters were required to show reliance and stay at the crease for long. However, the introduction of limited-overs cricket enhanced the significance of the run rate. With a certain limit in the number of deliveries, batters started focusing on scoring runs at a brisk pace alongside keeping their wickets safe.The need to run fast also motivated hitters to play big shots and hit sixes in international cricket. Hitting the ball on the strings is definitely not bread and butter, because hitting the ball with a six takes strength and timing. In the old days, players didn't really insist on taking the regional path. However, modern cricket is fast approaching and the sixth play is becoming mainstream.It wouldn't be wrong to say that the introduction of the T20 format made six hits popular. However, there were players who did not mind sending the ball over the ropes even in the longest form. In particular, the red ball speaks more than the white ball. However, in the midst of any challenge, a certain breed of hitter would support his impressive hitting skills. As of now, former New Zealand captain Brendon McCollum (107) and former Australian goalkeeper Adam Gilchrist (100) are the only two players to hit the 100 Six in Test format.Most sixes in Test matches:NameTeamSixesMatchesRunsBrendon McCullumNew Zealand1071016453Adam GilchristAustralia100965570Chris GayleWest Indies981037214Jacques KallisSouth Africa9716613289Virender SehwagIndia911048586Big hits and smashing sixes have definitely become an important aspect of batting in today's cricket. However, one must not forget that the international bowlers' confrontation with the cleaners requires batting. Therefore, taking six races out of one go requires some skill and skill. However, current players like Rohit Sharma, David Warner, and Ben Stokes have tasted success in all forms with their aggressive approach.Most sixes in international cricket:NameTeamSixesMatchesRunsChris GayleWest Indies55047819548Shahid AfridiPakistan47652411196Rohit SharmaIndia43837914900Brendon McCullumNew Zealand39843214676MS DhoniIndia35953817266Speaking of the most sixes in international cricket, universe chief Chris Gayle tops the list with 550 six across all three formats. Notably, this West Indies player is still an active cricketer and has all the potential to increase his numbers. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (476) and Indian opener Rohit Sharma (436) are the only other two players to hit the 400+ sixes in international cricket.Also, Read - Who are The Best Cricketers in the World | Pitch High

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Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya set to miss first 2 ODIs against Australia

  • Sep 19, 2023
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India dropped four regular members for the first two matches against AustraliaIndia now looks ahead to their last and final practice for the ODI World Cup at home as they take on five-time champions Australia in a three-match series beginning September 22 after their perfectly timed Asia Cup title haul in Colombo on Sunday, where they defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. The selection committee made up to four changes, when most people would have anticipated India to remain the same save for that one injury issue involving Axar Patel.Ajit Agarkar, the chief selector for the BCCI, read out the roster for the three-match home series against Pat Cummins' team virtually the day after India's Asia Cup victory. India selected a 15-member team for the opening two games and a 17-member team for the championship match.India lost four regular players for the first two games in Baroda on September 27, while the selectors only recruited two additional players to their 15-member World Cup team for the final match. The squad was without Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma for the first two games.Responding to a question from the press, Agarkar revealed: "Few of the players have been given a breather. Rohit has taken a break.""Luckily we got a fair amount of cricket at the Asia Cup," Agarkar added. "If not, we would've looked at it some other way. More than physical, sometimes guys need a mental break, which isn't a bad thing leading into a tournament like the World Cup."For the third game, everyone will be available. We will play our World Cup squad. This [squad for the first two ODIs] gives us a chance to give guys sitting outside a chance. It's still a strong squad. Like I said, if we hadn't got a lot of cricket at the Asia Cup, who knows, we may have thought differently."Rohit and Kohli had both been rested for the West Indies ODI series and had only returned to the set-up in the Asia Cup. In a bid to test India's bench strength, both had relinquished their original batting spot in the first ODI match against West Indies before being rested for the second and third game. They had later missed the T20I contest and the tour of Ireland as well.In fact, Hardik led India in place of Rohit in the last two ODIs. Hardik has participated in every ODI match against the West Indies. While both were resting for the Ireland tour, Kuldeep also participated in the competition.In the first two games against Australia, KL Rahul will serve as the captain and Ravindra Jadeja as his backup. Tilak Varma and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been chosen for the first two games, and they will both be heading the Indian team at the Asian Games later this month.Also Read: Top 10 fantasy cricket websites in india

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Hardik Pandya Net Worth: How much does star India cricketer earn through BCCI, IPL salary, brand endorsements

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Hardik Pandya, the talented Indian cricketer, has not only made a name for himself with his exceptional skills on the field, but has also accumulated significant wealth. The Baroda all-rounder is seen as the future India white-ball captain and continues to lead the T20I side in the absence of Rohit Sharma.As the star all-rounder grows in his career, let's delve into Hardik Pandya's net worth and explore how much he earns both from cricket and various brand endorsements.Hardik Pandya Cricket Contracts and Match FeesAs an integral part of the Indian national cricket team, Pandya receives a substantial income through his central contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He falls under the A category, which guarantees him an annual retainer fee of INR 5 crore (approximately USD 700,000). Additionally, he earns match fees for every game he plays for India.Hardik Pandya IPL Earnings Apart from representing his country at the international level, Hardik is also a key player in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He played for Mumbai Indians from 2015 until 2022, when he signed up for Gujarat Titans to lead them to the title. His performances have earned him lucrative contracts over the years. In IPL auctions, franchises have shown great interest in acquiring his services due to his explosive batting and effective bowling skills. Ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Pandya was drafted in by Gujarat Titans, a franchise that made its debut in the league that year, for a whopping Rs 15 Crore. According to Forbes, Hardik rakes in a substantial sum of Rs 24.87 crore in income annually. However, when it comes to his Instagram earnings, he brings home a whopping Rs 65,94,622.80 for each post, according to data shared by Mansworld India.Hardik Pandya Net Worth in Rupees The Baroda cricketer - who made his international debut in 2016 - has been a vital member of India's limited-overs side. By the end of the IPL 2023 season, in which he led Gujarat Titans to the final, Hardik had reportedly accumulated a net worth of Rs 91 crore ($11 million approximately).Hardik Pandya Brand Endorsements Hardik's popularity extends beyond just cricket grounds. With his charismatic personality and stylish image, he has become a sought-after brand ambassador. Several renowned companies have roped him in to endorse their products or services. Some prominent brands associated with him include Dream11, BoAt, and many more. These endorsements contribute significantly to his net worth.Investments and Assets of Hardik Pandya Like many other successful athletes, Hardik has made wise investment decisions to grow his wealth. He owns multiple properties in India, including a lavish house in his hometown Vadodara. Moreover, he possesses a collection of luxury cars that add to his overall assets.Hardik Pandya's Personal Life and Philanthropy Hardik's personal life also plays a role in shaping his net worth. He has been known for leading an extravagant lifestyle and often shares glimpses of it on social media platforms like Instagram. The cricketer also earns a good amount of money via paid promotions on social media. He commands 26.7 million followers on the image and video-sharing application Instagram and enjoys a massive 9.5 million followers on micro-blogging site X, formerly known as Twitter. Additionally, he actively participates in various charitable causes and donations. Hardik has accumulated substantial wealth through cricket contracts, match fees, IPL earnings, brand endorsements, investments, and assets. With each passing year and remarkable performance on the field, his net worth continues to soar higher. Alongside being an exceptional cricketer representing India globally, he has become a prominent figure in the world of sports business as well.FAQsQ. Who is Hardik Pandya? Hardik Pandya is a talented Indian cricketer.Q. How did Hardik Pandya accumulate significant wealth? Hardik Pandya accumulated significant wealth through his career in cricket and various brand endorsements.Q. What is Hardik Pandya's net worth? The exact net worth of Hardik Pandya is not mentioned in the article.Q. How much does Hardik Pandya earn from cricket and brand endorsements? The article explores how much he earns both from cricket and various brand endorsements.

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On Suryakumar Yadav Captaining In T20Is, Ex-India Star's Brutal 'Third Choice' Verdict

  • Dec 05, 2023
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Suryakumar Yadav will be leading the Indian cricket team in the upcoming T20I series against South Africa.Suryakumar Yadav will be leading the Indian cricket team in the upcoming T20I series against South Africa with Rohit Sharma opting out and Hardik Pandya missing from action due to injury. Suryakumar was also the captain of the side that won the recently-concluded T20I series against Australia. As a result, there have been discussions regarding the explosive batter being one of the captaincy options for India for the T20 World Cup 2024. However, former India opener Aakash Chopra did not agree with the conversation and said that he believes that Suryakumar does not feature in the list of possible captains."I am just looking ahead. Suryakumar Yadav is currently the Indian team's captain in T20Is, but is he in your list of captains? He is probably the third captaincy choice even for the Mumbai Indians currently. Things have changed. He was the second choice until last year," he said on Jio Cinema.Chopra further pointed out that with the arrival of Hardik at Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar is now the third-choice for captaincy behind the all-rounder and Rohit."He might have become the third choice of his franchise. He will be the Indian captain in South Africa for sure, will captain whenever Rohit doesn't play and might be the captain against Afghanistan, but World Cup 2024, I don't see Surya as a captain," he added.The ex-India cricketer did praise Suryakumar for his captaincy in the series against Australia and specifically mentioned the way that he managed his bowlers in the absence of a genuine sixth bowling option.The ex-India cricketer did praise Suryakumar for his captaincy in the series against Australia and specifically mentioned the way that he managed his bowlers in the absence of a genuine sixth bowling option. Also Read: From the Pitch to the Stratosphere: Top 10 Longest Cricket Sixes

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'Rohit Sharma Is A Question Mark...': Ex-India Star's Stunning Claim Amid MI Captaincy Row

  • Dec 21, 2023
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Mumbai Indians (MI) made a shocking decision ahead of the upcoming season, naming Hardik Pandya as the captain of the franchise. The franchise roped in Hardik from Gujarat Titans as part of an all cash trade deal ahead of the auction. Just a few days before the auction, the five-time champions announced that Hardik will replace the long-serving Rohit Sharma as the captain of the franchise. The decision came as a shock to many, but not former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar, who felt that this is the right time for a change.Now, Manjrekar has questioned Rohit's role as a batter in the shortest format of the game."Rohit Sharma, for me, as a batter, is a question mark in T20 cricket. has shown promise, the way he played in the fifty-over World Cups. But that's a completely different format, when you know you have fifty overs. They bat in that fashion. Bowlers just bowl differently in 50 overs as well," Manjrekar said on-air during the second ODI between India and South Africa.The cricketer-turned-commentator also pointed out that Suryakumar Yadav is the only reliable batter in Mr's line-up."Ishan Kishan, from couple of seasons before MI paid the big bucks... he is in the same kind of form. Tim David is still trying to fill the shoes of Kieron Pollard. On form, one player that you can maybe depend on, the player who you can expect to come good, is Suryakumar Yadav," he added.On the decision to name Hardik as captain, Mahela Jayawardene, Mumbai Indians' Global Head of Cricket, admitted that it was a tough decision."The legacy is something we want to build on and make sure we keep fighting for those wins, those trophies. That's the focus going ahead. Probably, everyone in their eyes will think it is too soon, but it is a decision we had to make at some point," Jayawardene told Jio Cinema.Notably, Rohit has also been missing from India's T201 setup, along with fellow batter Virat Kohli. Both Rohit and Virat last played a T20I in 2022.Both players also opted out of the white-ball leg of the ongoing tour of South Africa. They will return to the team for the two-match Test series, starting with the first game from December 26 in Centurion.Also Read: IPL Auction 2024: Shock and excitement, Mitchell Starc reacts on record 24.75-crore deal with KKR

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Explained: What Led To Mumbai Indians' Captain Change From Rohit Sharma To Hardik Pandya?

  • Dec 29, 2023
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After leading Mumbai Indians for 10 seasons, Rohit Sharma was replaced by Hardik Pandya as the captain of the franchise ahead of IPL 2024 season.Five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 champions Mumbai Indians dropped a bomb on the entire cricketing universe as they announced the decision to replace skipper Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya. The all-rounder arrived from Gujarat Titans as part of a trade after MI decided to send Cameron Green to Royal Challengers Bangalore. But, little did fans know that the trade from GT wasn't in the capacity of a player but also a 'captain'. But, what led to this change in the leadership role?Rohit Sharma, a man who led Mumbai Indians to 5 IPL titles in 10 years, was replaced by Hardik Pandya, a player who led Gujarat Titans to two consecutive IPL finals, winning one of them. The move hints a big change in Rohit's situation, considering his role as India's captain in white-ball teams is also under question since the conclusion of Cricket World Cup 2023.We take a look at the factors that might have prompted Mumbai Indians to make the change:Rohit Sharma's Form:While Rohit had an impressive Cricket World Cup, his form for MI over the last couple of years wasn't the best. In IPL 2022 season, he scored 268 runs in 14 games at an average of 19.14 while in the 2023 season saw him scoring 332 runs in 16 matches at an average of 20.75.While it can't be said that captaincy was taking a toll on Rohit's performance, MI did not to make a big change if they are to challenge for the title again, while also paving the way for the future.IPL 2025 Mega Auction:With just one season to go before the IPL 2025 mega auction gets underway, Mumbai Indians had to lay out plans for the future. Before the last mega auction, the BCCI allowed franchises to retain a maximum of three Indian and 2 overseas players. The complex situation saw them release Hardik but the franchise doesn't want to repeat the same mistakes this time.In all likeliness, MI's Indian retentions would be Suryakumar Yadav (World No. T20I batter), Jasprit Bumrah (arguably the best T20 bowler in the world) and skipper Hardik Pandya. While the exact rules for the IPL 2025 auction aren't known yet, Rohit looks like a big candidate to be released if only three Indians are allowed to be retained.Smooth Transition:With Rohit Sharma 36 and still a capable batter, Mumbai Indians want to make the captaincy change at a time where the Hitman can oversee the transition and help Hardik become an even better leader. By making a captaincy change early, MI are reducing the risk of finding late solutions to the problem in a scenario where Rohit might no longer be with the team. Also Read: Hockey: How Manpreet Singh bounced back from World Cup 2023

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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Return To T20Is: 3 Reason Why BCCI Had To Pick Them

  • Jan 10, 2024
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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma marked their T20I return after a hiatus of more than a year. But, what made the BCCI hand them call-ups for the Afghanistan series?The Indian cricket spectrum jumped with joy as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma marked their return to the national team in the T20I format as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced squad for the Afghanistan series. Kohli and Rohit hadn't played a T20 international since the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2022 but are back in the reckoning, especially as the Afghanistan series remains Team India's last before next year's T20 World Cup.Though Kohli and Rohit remain two of the most sought-after batters of their generation, their contributions in the shortest format haven't been as welcoming in the last couple of years as the critics would've liked. In fact, the delay the BCCI selection committee had in announcing the squad for the Afghanistan series also seems to have had something to do with the selection of Kohli and Rohit.But, what made the BCCI select the veteran duo for the series? We take a look at potential reasons:1. Rohit Sharma's Aggression, Virat Kohli's FormIn the ODI World Cup 2023, Rohit's aggression at the top of the order was one of the biggest positives for the team. Rohit's fiery cameos gave the team flying starts and a similar impact can be expected from him in the T20 World Cup next year. Such intent made it hard for the selectors to ignore him.As for Kohli, arguably the finest batter of his generation, he has been in sublime form in the ODI format, playing the role of an anchor effortlessly. He also went past Sachin Tendulkar's record of most ODI centuries during the World Cup. Going by Kohli's form and impact on the field, it is hard for the BCCI to not consider him for the shortest format.2. Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav's absenceWith the duo of Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav absent due to injury concerns, two big spots open up in the Indian squad. With Hardik and Surya out, the selectors can't find a better leader to guide the team than Rohit.Though Rohit and Kohli's playing styles could be different in comparison to Surya and Hardik, the fear they instill in the minds of opponent team's bowlers isn't inferior by any means.3. Virat's Adaptability, Rohit's LeadershipWhen it comes to subcontinent conditions, the Indian team has many options to consider in the T20I format but things change a little when planning for the T20 World Cup in South Africa. Virat Kohli's ability to adapt himself to challenging conditions and deliver remains unparalleled.He rose the highest as India went to South Africa for the Test series, scoring the most number of runs in challenging conditions. Hence, to leave him out of the picture entirely for the T20 World Cup in the Rainbow Nation is a mistake the BCCI might want to avoid.As for Rohit, he remains the No. 1 contender for the captaincy spot because of Hardik Pandya's injury record. Hardik couldn't prove his fitness for the Afghanistan series and remains a doubt for the start of IPL 2024 too. To bank on him for the T20 World Cup is a risk the selectors might not be willing to take.Also Read: The best video game consoles for 2024

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BCCI's Strong Message As Virat Kohli Withdraws From First Two England Tests

  • Jan 23, 2024
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday that star batter Virat Kohli has opted out of the first two Test matches against England citing 'personal reasons'. In an official statement, BCCI said that Kohli had conversations with skipper Rohit Sharma and the team management regarding his absence and extended their support to the cricketer. "Virat Kohli has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be withdrawn from the first two Tests of the upcoming Test series against England, citing personal reasons," BCCI said in their official statement."Virat has spoken to Captain Rohit Sharma, the team management and the selectors and has emphasized that while representing the country has always been his top priority, certain personal situations demand his presence and undivided attention," the statement further read.Kohli missed the first T20I match against Afghanistan due to 'personal reasons' and earlier, he also missed an intra-squad match in South Africa as he had to fly to London.The BCCI statement also asked the media to refrain from 'speculating on the nature of his personal reasons' and said that Kohli's replacement will be announced in the coming days."The BCCI respects his decision and the Board and team management has extended its support to the star batter and is confident in the abilities of the remaining squad members to step up and deliver commendable performances in the Test series.""The BCCI requests the media and fans to respect Virat Kohli's privacy during this time and refrain from speculating on the nature of his personal reasons. The focus should remain on supporting the Indian cricket team as they embark on the upcoming challenges in the Test series," the statement concluded.Also Read: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Return To T20Is: 3 Reason Why BCCI Had To Pick Them

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Everything you need to know about the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

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The ninth edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup will be jointly hosted by the USA and West Indies, with all key details being highlighted.Format:The ninth edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup will feature a record-breaking 20 teams. The tournament will be co-hosted by the USA and West Indies from June 1 to 29.In the first stage, the 20 teams are divided into four groups of five, with each team playing a minimum of four matches against their group members.The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super 8s stage, while the bottom three teams from each group will be eliminated.The eight advancing teams will then be split into two groups for the Super 8s phase. Each team will play three matches against their new group rivals to determine the semi-finalists.The semi-finals will feature the top two teams from each Super 8s group, and the winners will move on to the final in Barbados on June 29.Venues:Three venues in the USA and six in the Caribbean will host the tournament, including 16 contests in Lauderhill, Dallas, and New York, as well as the highly anticipated India-Pakistan match in the new Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in Long Island on 9 June.41 games are scheduled to take place in the Caribbean, spanning six islands, featuring semi-finals in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, and concluding with the title match in Barbados on June 29th.Groups:Group A: India, Pakistan, USA, Ireland, CanadaGroup B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, OmanGroup C: West Indies, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Uganda, Papua New GuineaGroup D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Squads:Most teams have announced initial squads for the T20 World Cup, with the option to modify their 15-player squads as much as they wish until 25 May.Approval from the ICC's Event Technical Committee will be needed for any changes made after that date.Fixtures:Sat, 1 June 2024 - USA v CANADA, Dallas, 07:30 PM LOCALSun, 2 June 2024 - WEST INDIES v PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Guyana, 10:30 AM LOCALSun, 2 June 2024 - NAMIBIA v OMAN, Barbados, 08:30 PM LOCALMon, 3 June 2024 - SL v SOUTH AFRICA, New York, 09:30 AM LOCALMon, 3 June 2024 - AFGHANISTAN v UGANDA, Guyana, 08:30 PM LOCALTue, 4 June 2024 - ENGLAND v SCOTLAND, Barbados, 10:30 AM LOCALTue, 4 June 2024 - NETHERLANDS v NEPAL, Dallas, 10:30 AM LOCALWed, 5 June 2024 - INDIA v IRELAND, New York, 09:30 AM LOCALWed, 5 June 2024 - PAPUA NEW GUINEA v UGANDA, Guyana, 07:30 PM LOCALWed, 5 June 2024 - AUSTRALIA v OMAN, Barbados, 08:30 PM LOCALThur, 6 June 2024 - USA v PAKISTAN, Dallas, 10:30 AM LOCALThur, 6 June 2024 - NAMIBIA v SCOTLAND, Barbados, 03:00 PM LOCALFri, 7 June 2024 - CANADA v IRELAND, New York, 09:30 AM LOCALFri, 7 June 2024 - NEW ZEALAND v AFGHANISTAN, Guyana, 07:30 PM LOCALFri, 7 June 2024 - SRI LANKA v BANGLADESH, Dallas, 07:30 PM LOCALSat, 8 June 2024 - NETHERLANDS v SOUTH AFRICA, New York, 09:30 AM LOCALSat, 8 June 2024 - AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND, Barbados, 01:00 PM LOCALSat, 8 June 2024 - WEST INDIES v UGANDA, Guyana, 08:30 PM LOCALSun, 9 June 2024 - INDIA v PAKISTAN, New York, 09:30 AM LOCALSun, 9 June 2024 - OMAN v SCOTLAND, Antigua, 01:00 PM LOCALMon, 10 June 2024 - SOUTH AFRICA v BANGLADESH, New York, 09:30 AM LOCALTue, 11 June 2024 - PAKISTAN v CANADA, New York, 09:30 AM LOCALTue, 11 June 2024 - SRI LANKA v NEPAL, Florida, 07:30 PM LOCALTue, 11 June 2024 - AUSTRALIA v NAMIBIA, Antigua, 08:30 PM LOCALWed, 12 June 2024 - USA v INDIA, New York, 09:30 AM LOCALWed, 12 June 2024 - WEST INDIES v NEW ZEALAND, Trinidad, 08:30 PM LOCALThur, 13 June 2024 - ENGLAND v OMAN, Antigua, 03:00 PM LOCALThur, 13 June 2024 - BANGLADESH v NETHERLANDS, St. Vincent, 10:30 AM LOCALThur, 13 June 2024 - AFGHANISTAN v PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Trinidad, 08:30 PM LOCALFri, 14 June 2024 - USA v IRELAND, Florida, 10:30 AM LOCALFri, 14 June 2024 - SOUTH AFRICA v NEPAL, St. Vincent, 07:30 PM LOCALFri, 14 June 2024 - NEW ZEALAND v UGANDA, Trinidad, 08:30 PM LOCALSat, 15 June 2024 - INDIA v CANADA, Florida, 10:30 AM LOCALSat, 15 June 2024 - NAMIBIA v ENGLAND, Antigua, 01:00 PM LOCALSat, 15 June 2024 - AUSTRALIA v SCOTLAND, St. Lucia, 08:30 PM LOCALSun, 16 June 2024 - PAKISTAN v IRELAND, Florida, 10:30 AM LOCALSun, 16 June 2024 - BANGLADESH v NEPAL, St. Vincent, 07:30 PM LOCALSun, 16 June 2024 - SRI LANKA v NETHERLANDS, St. Lucia, 08:30 PM LOCALMon, 17 June 2024 - NEW ZEALAND v PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Trinidad, 10:30 AM LOCALMon, 17 June 2024 - WEST INDIES v AFGHANISTAN, St. Lucia, 08:30 PM LOCALWed, 19 June 2024 - A2 v D1, Antigua, 10:30 AM LOCALWed, 19 June 2024 - B1 v C2, St. Lucia, 08:30 PM LOCALThur, 20 June 2024 - C1 v A1, Barbados, 10:30 AM LOCALThur, 20 June 2024 - B2 v D2, Antigua, 08:30 PM LOCALFri, 21 June 2024 - B1 v D1, St. Lucia, 10:30 AM LOCALFri, 21 June 2024 - A2 v C2, Barbados, 08:30 PM LOCALSat, 22 June 2024 - A1 v D2, Antigua, 10:30 AM LOCALSat, 22 June 2024 - C1 v B2, St. Vincent, 08:30 PM LOCALSun, 23 June 2024 - A2 v B1, Barbados, 10:30 AM LOCALSun, 23 June 2024 - C2 v D1, Antigua, 08:30 PM LOCALMon, 24 June 2024 - B2 v A1, St. Lucia, 10:30 AM LOCALMon, 24 June 2024 - C1 v D2, St. Vincent, 08:30 PM LOCALWed, 26 June 2024 - Semi 1, Trinidad and Tobago (reserve day 27 June), 10:30 AM LOCALThur, 27 June 2024 - Semi 2, Guyana, 08:30 PM LOCALSat, 29 June 2024 - Final, Barbados, 10:00 AM LOCALSpecific conditions for T20 World CupIf a game ends in a draw, a Super Over will be held, and if the Super Over also ends in a draw, additional Super Overs will be played until a winner is determined.Extra time is also provided to guarantee that all knockout matches are finished during the semi-final and final rounds of the competition.A combined total of 250 minutes of extra time is allocated for the two semi-finals, with the first semi-final set to have 60 minutes at the end of play on June 26 and an additional 190 minutes on June 27.On June 27, the second semi-final has an extra 250 minutes allocated for the scheduled day, and the final on June 29 has a backup day scheduled for June 30.Prizemoney:The prizemoney for the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup is still yet to be finalised.Warm-up fixtures:A total of 17 teams will participate in warm-up fixtures between May 27 and June 1, with South Africa scheduled to play an intra-club match between their own squad in Florida on May 29.These warm-up fixtures will be 20 overs per side and will not have T20I status, allowing teams to field all members of their 15-player squad.Monday 27 MayCanada v Nepal, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 10h30Oman v Papua New Guinea, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 15h00Namibia v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 19h00Tuesday 28 MaySri Lanka v Netherlands, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida 10h30Bangladesh v USA, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 10h30Australia v Namibia, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 19h00Wednesday 29 MaySouth Africa intra-squad, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida 10h30Afghanistan v Oman, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 13h00Thursday 30 MayNepal v USA, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 10h30Scotland v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 10h30Netherlands v Canada, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 15h00Namibia v Papua New Guinea, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 15h00West Indies v Australia, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 19h00Friday 31 MayIreland v Sri Lanka, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida 10h30Scotland v Afghanistan, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 10h30Saturday 1 JuneBangladesh v India, Venue TBC USAAlso Read: Warm-up fixtures announced for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

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Indian Cricket Birthday List

  • May 21, 2024
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Indian cricketers are celebrated figures in the country, and their birthdays are often marked by fans and media alike. These occasions provide an opportunity for fans to reflect on the players' contributions to the game and to Indian cricket, and to wish them well in their future endeavors. Birthdays are a special time for fans and followers to show their love and support for their favorite players.Here is a list of Indian cricket players' birthdays.PlayerBirthdaySachin Tendulkar24 April 1973Virat Kohli5 November 1988MS Dhoni7 July 1981Rohit Sharma30 April 1987Yuvraj Singh12 December 1981Virender Sehwag20 October 1978Sourav Ganguly8 July 1972Rahul Dravid11 January 1973Anil Kumble17 October 1970Harbhajan Singh3 July 1980Ravichandran Ashwin17 September 1986Rishabh Pant4 October 1997Jasprit Bumrah6 December 1993Shikhar Dhawan5 December 1985Hardik Pandya11 October 1993KL Rahul18 April 1992Mohammed Shami3 September 1990Bhuvneshwar Kumar5 February 1990Dinesh Karthik1 June 1985Ravindra Jadeja6 December 1988Kuldeep Yadav14 December 1994Yuzvendra Chahal23 July 1990Mohammed Siraj2 February 1993Navdeep Saini23 February 1992Prithvi Shaw9 November 1999Shubman Gill8 September 1999Ishan Kishan18 July 1998Suryakumar Yadav14 September 1989Washington Sundar5 October 1999T Natarajan27 May 1991Shardul Thakur16 October 1991Deepak Chahar7 August 1992Axar Patel20 January 1994Krunal Pandya24 March 1991Rahul Tewatia11 September 1991Varun Chakravarthy14 November 1991Nitish Rana14 February 1993Sanju Samson11 November 1994Hanuma Vihari3 October 1991Kedar Jadhav26 March 1985Umesh Yadav25 October 1987Wriddhiman Saha24 October 1984Cheteshwar Pujara25 January 1988Ajinkya Rahane6 June 1988Mayank Agarwal16 February 1991Shreyas Iyer6 December 1994Manish Pandey10 September 1989Shivam Dube20 May 1990Also Read: Everything you need to know about the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024FAQ:Q. Who is the No 1 player in Indian cricket?A. Sachin Tendulkar. He is one of the greatest cricketers in history. His nickname is "Master Blaster".Q. What is cap no in cricket?A. The cap is numbered according to how many players have represented that side before them. For example, Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the 187th player to represent India at Test level, and was awarded cap number 187. It is also sometimes used to refer to the number of times a player has played.Q. Who is India's no. 1 test batsman?A. Sachin Tendulkar, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, still holds several records.Q. Who is the father of India cricket?A. Know your College Admission Chances Based on your Rank/Percentile, Category and Home State. Maharaja Ranjit Sinhji is referred to as the Father of Indian Cricket.

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T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma's Post-Match Virat Kohli Remark Proves Why He's India Captain

  • Jun 28, 2024
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Virat Kohli is going through a lean patch in the ongoing T20 World Cup. He has scored only 75 runs across 7 innings in this edition of the mega event.Virat Kohli is going through a lean patch in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. He has scored only 75 runs across 7 innings in this edition of the mega event. Kohli's poor form has also seen him registering two ducks. Thursday's semi-final against England was no exception for Kohli as he failed with a run-a-ball 9, losing his wicket to Reece Topley in the third over of India's innings. After the match, captain Rohit Sharma, however, continued to back the star batter, saying that form is not a matter of concern for him."He (Kohli) is a quality player. Any player can go through that. We understand his class and his importance. Form is never a problem. The intent is there. Absolutely (backing Kohli for the final)," said Rohit after the game.Team India advanced to the final of the T20 World Cup after 10 years. The Rohit Sharma-led side registered a commanding 68-run win over England in the second semi-final match at Providence Stadium, Guyana on Thursday. The 2007 champions thus set up a summit clash with South Africa, who outplayed Afghanistan by 9 wickets in the first semi-final.In Guyana, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav played crucial knocks as India posted a total of 171 for 7 in 20 overs after being invited to bat. India were 40 for 2 in 5.2 overs before Rohit and Suryakumar stitched a solid 73-run stand to bail the side out of trouble. Rohit fell for 57 off 39 while Suryakumar hit 47 off 36.In the second innings, Axar Patel then dented England's chase with figures of 3 for 23 while Kuldeep Yadav also picked 3 for 19."We have been very calm as a team. We understand the occasion (final). Staying composed helps you make good decisions. That'll help us making the game through. You got to play good cricket. That's what we want to do in the final," said Rohit.Also Read: Behind Afghanistan's Rise In World Cricket, BCCI, India's 'Hidden Role'

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As Kohli tears up, SKY soaks it in as Rohit Sharma-led Team India get a Mumbai Salaam

  • Jul 05, 2024
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The world at their feet, lakhs queuing on the streets of Mumbai for them and thousands more packing the stands of Wankhede Stadium -- the site of their 2011 World Cup triumph and where the 2007 T20 World Cup winning side held a similar celebration.What must it feel like to be Rohit Sharma tonight? To hear his name reverberating at the Wankhede Stadium in the same rhythm as “Sachin, Sachin!”. To receive a standing ovation from his own T20 World Cup-winning teammates.Or to be Virat Kohli. On the ground where he carried Sachin Tendulkar on his shoulders 13 years ago, the chants of fans were enough for Kohli to tear up.Or even Hardik Pandya. Booed relentlessly in Mumbai Indians’ hues of blue just three months ago. Tonight, they couldn’t stop singing his name. Pandya smiled and waved back; almost like the two parties putting the chapter behind them. Everything was forgiven and forgotten.Put simply, what would it feel like to be one of the Men in Blue. The world at their feet, lakhs queuing on the streets of Mumbai for them and thousands more packing the stands of Wankhede Stadium — the site of their 2011 World Cup triumph and where the 2007 T20 World Cup winning side held a similar celebration.“This title is for the country,” Rohit said, his words sending the crowd into a tizzy. Turning to them, he added: “Mumbai never disappoints.”Kohli concurred: “Bringing the trophy back to Wankhede is a very special feeling.”It nearly rained on India’s victory parade. But when the moment came, even the heavens, which intermittently opened up, played ball.The 1.7-km drive from the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) to Wankhede Stadium, on a normal day, takes not more than seven minutes. Thursday’s procession took almost two hours, with the open-top bus carrying Team India snaking through the deluge of crowd that had gathered on the streets of South Mumbai.When they finally arrived at Wankhede, at around 8.30 pm, it sent the fans who had been waiting impatiently for almost five hours into a delirium.Also Read: Worlds Biggest Stadium, Know the Names of Top 10On a night of nostalgia, emotions and endless intimate celebrations, there were stories steeped in symbolism wherever you looked.The party began with “King” Kohli leading “Mumbaicha Raja” Rohit to a dance to dhol beats. It ended with a poignant moment, with the two walking side-by-side with the trophy in their hands.A little while ago, Kohli had walked past his teammates to the back of the bus, where Rohit sat by himself, savouring every moment. Grabbing him by the arm, Kohli urged Rohit to join him in the front. Once there, the duo — whose careers have been the subject of many dressing-room intrigues — high-fived, laughed and hoisted the trophy together.For the heroes retiring from the T20 format, there could not have been a grander farewell.This was also a moment of sweet redemption for Rohit. It isn’t a secret how much it hurt him not to be a part of the 2011 World Cup side that lifted the trophy on this ground. Indeed, he was a part of a similar parade in 2007 which also, like Thursday, culminated at Wankhede.Rohit was only a cub back then. Like Shivam Dube is now. Back in 2007, a 14-year-old Shivam Dube saw Rohit on the open-top bus; a moment that kept the fire within him burning to make it big. In the final last Saturday, his 27-run knock was similar in nature — and importance — to Rohit’s 30 seventeen years ago.For long stretches, Dube shadowed another Mumbaikar, Surya Kumar Yadav, whose catch will go down as one of the iconic moments in Indian sport.In his interview to The Indian Express, Yadav laughed about the “sannatta” (silence) that greeted them in Barbados the morning after the win. “Once we reach India, kya maahaul hoga, we will feel only there,” he said.SKY would maybe crave some sannata now. For, their celebrations had gone from 0 to 100 in no time.The chartered Air India flight that ferried the players from Barbados reached the New Delhi airport in the early hours of Thursday. Those hours on the long flight were their last few moments of peace before the madness began.From the airport, where they were mobbed, they were whisked to a central Delhi hotel, where another mob awaited them. Greeted and garlanded at the hotel, they were asked to cut cakes, before changing into their India blues for breakfast with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Back to the airport from there, their delayed flight to Mumbai was welcomed with a water cannon salute on the runway. It was a full 13 hours after they touched down in Delhi that the victory parade got underway.All this while, the crowd had started to trickle in at the Wankhede. The conditions at the stadium weren’t ideal for fans. Then again, India’s most romanticised stadium isn’t really among the most fan-friendly venues.On Thursday, they had been waiting for the world champions since 3.30 pm, endured sunshine, humidity and rain, and braved a stampede-like situation to get into the stands, where they sat on dusty seats without water for large parts, and access to limited toilets.Yet, the energy levels never dropped. Filled to capacity, the fans waved the national flag, chanted the names of their favourite players, sang and danced. The wait for this trophy was as excruciating for these all-weather Team India supporters as the players themselves.Quite fittingly, the symbolic night ended with a touching gesture from the captain — a salute and a bow to the fans.Also Read: Indian Cricket Birthday List