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Dravid Gives Update On Virat Kohli's Availability For Cape Town Test

  • Jan 07, 2022
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India coach Rahul Dravid has said he expects Virat Kohli to return for the third and final Test against South Africa to be played in Cape Town from January 11-15. Dravid's comments came after India lost the second Test to South Africa by seven in the Wanderers, Johannesburg. Virat Kohli missed Test 2 due to a back spasm and was replaced by KL Rahul to lead the team."Virat Kohli should be fine by all accounts, he should be fine. He has a chance to run a little, he has a chance to test him a little. I hope, with some network sessions in Cape Town, he has to go," Dravid said during a virtual press conference, whatever. It was what I was listening to and reacting to, it should be ready in four days.When asked about India's batsman performance so far in the series, Dravid said: "The terrain has been tough for both teams, South Africa's fourth inning was probably the best with the bats. Yes, as a hitting unit. We can see. To grab some crucial moments and when we have them. Partnerships, we can try to extend it. It was a challenge in the first rounds, but we could have scored another 55-60, which is a lot. It could have made a huge difference.”“We would definitely like to do a little better. Maybe the players who start can turn them into 100. That was the difference in the first game, we scored a century for Rahul and ended up winning. Dean Elgar scored 96 points in this event and South Africa went on to win.Dean Elgar played captain with 96 unbeaten as he tied in a 3-match series against India in a 1-1 draw to help the hosts win seven wickets.After the rain broke, play finally resumed on the final day of the test match, with South Africa resuming the day with a score of 118/2. South Africa's Elgar and Pafuma came home in utter comfort with their victory as the hosts tied the 3-match Test series 1-1.""Hanuma Vihari played very well in both rounds. He hit really well in the second half, Shreyas Iyer has done really well for us in the past. People have to cheer that they are doing well when the opportunity arises." It happens, it's the nature of the game and we can trust the way Harry played in this match.""I wouldn't say we feel good in this match, we were in this match. We thought it wouldn't be easy to defend 240 in the final rounds, but hopefully, we'll have a better chance. It's kind of like an area we can strive to improve, but I wouldn't let it feel complacent.”Also, Read -  Australia bars Novak Djokovic cancels entry visa

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Tough times made me stronger but needed calm and clarity, says Shikhar Dhawan

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Paral: Shekhar Dhawan believes that every weakness in his career made him "strong", but his serenity and calmness made him go through tough times.The oldest player in India's ODI, he was made much of Dhawan's poor level in domestic cricket, but as was the case with the 36-year-old, he is back with his favorite blue jersey. The maximum score of 79 passes on 84 balls resulted in the loss in his first international match against South Africa.Asked how to keep him away from negativity, Dhawan said, "I don't listen to the media, read newspapers, or watch the news, so I don't receive all that information."You didn't even hit him with a bad streak the first time and it won't be the last but you have to believe in his abilities."I have complete faith in myself, what's my game and I'm clear about it and I stay very calm. It's a part of life, life happens like this, everyone's life has its ups and downs, so if something new this is happening for the first time or in my career or another Once in my life, so it's okay, it just makes me stronger," Dhawan said.Dhawan entered the series after a poor showing in Hazare Trophy scores - 0, 12, 14, 18, 12 in five A-list matches.But if you look closely at Dhawan's career, when there are calls to leave, he always responds with great tackles, as he did in his first ODI, where he seemed to be the best batsman by his side."These things (quitting smoking) always happen and I get used to them and I just know how to do my best and always make sure my preparations are good enough and the process is good and then I go back to God." “...I know with my experience and confidence, that I will do well and I am glad I did so well today,” said the brilliant newbie joking.His effort is to stay fit and healthy until the last part of his race.Knowing full well that he is nearing the end of his career, he said, “In my experience, I will continue to score many kicks, and yes, as long as I play cricket, I will be healthy, happy, and score many kicks.” Hey. AndPlaying shots in the middle of suspended sums is not easy.NOT AN EASY WICKET TO PLAY SHOTS IN MIDDLE OVERS“We got off to a good start and I think the wicket was slow, and it was also taking a little turn. So when you're chasing (almost) 300 rounds, when the middle rank comes in the at-bat, it's not an easy thing to play.”. shooting.“Our pendulums fell into piles and it affected us like a beating unit,” Dhawan said.Dhawan also paid tribute to South African pair Temba Pavuma (110 out of 143) and Rasi van der Dousen (129 out of 96) for their remarkable horns, which paved the way for victory.When asked about the turning point in the match, he said, "I think my two South African rackets hit really well and took the turns very deeply."YOUNGER BATTERS NEED TO MOULD GAME AS PER DEMANDS Dhawan believes that dealing with different match situations comes with experience and the likes of Rishabh Pant, Iyers - Shreyas, and Venkatesh will understand better as they play more games.“It (the discussion) that we have to play according to the situation and what the situation requires, putting the team ahead and the individual's game is important.The left-hander was asked again how the middle-ranking problems could be fixed, and he replied: "Look at our thought process as a unit or a team we're building our team for the 2023 World Cup, so there are going to be some hiccups. Here and there, which is good and we as a team, we analyze How can we improve?ROHIT'S ABSENCE IS A FACTORDhawan believes the team will be stronger after the return of white-ball captain Rohit Sharma and the middle-ranking will also perform cricket better."And I think we all have good clarity now because we have this group of groups and they are going to be there and how they can be improved.“There is no Rohit (Sharma) now, as soon as he comes back an experienced player will come and the middle-ranking (Rahul goes down) will be strong. So the youngsters who have chances will benefit from this experience. We are looking at the big picture.”

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IPL 2022, RCB vs CSK: RCB ack in top 4 after beating Chennai Super Kings

  • May 05, 2022
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The form of former Bangalore royal captain Virat Kohli has been the subject of debate this season. Against theGujarat Titans last week, he looked like he had rediscovered his form with 53 balls from 58. But his struggle, especially against impacts, came to light again on Wednesday against Chennai Super Kings. Kohli took 33 balls to collect 30 times and then played a part in Glenn Maxwell's race to stop RCB innings.However, on this day, Kohli didn't have to worry about all the fuss about his form as RCB got back on the winning track with an impressive bowling performance. RCB's Mahipal Lomror also demonstrated refinement and self-control while playing 27 Ball 42 (3v4; 2v6).How did the scorecard happen | brand paperLomror and Karthik took the RCB to 173/8 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. On a field with good spin and good rebound, pacemakers Josh Hazelwood (1/19), Maxwell (2/22), and Harshal Patel (3/35) prepared the material to break the team's three-game losing streak. RCB won 13 races.CSK beginners Ruturaj Gaikwad (28) and Devon Conway (56) tried to recreate the magic of their previous encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad, sharing 182 points. While Shahbaz Ahmed halted the Gaikwad line, Maxwell tipped the scales in RCB's favor by bringing back the quick successors Robin Uthappa and Ambati Rayudu.Moin Ali followed up his value on the ball with 27 34 balls, but after being sent off by Marshall on the 18th, the striker began to fall apart with hasty exits from Ravindra Jadeja, Doni, and Dwayne Pretorius.Earlier, the racket's RCB team was invited, along with Captain Faf du Plessis (38) and Kohli, uniting their half-century partnership at five venues for the best start to the season. But the spinning start in Episode VI - dropped by Mahesh Thekshana (3/27) - left RCB behind.The man who turned the moment in favor of CSK was veteran Ali (2/28). Returning to the team after a five-game gap in the season with no small gate, he took the spinner only twice to prove he's back in action.Ali breaks the opening podium when du Plessis mistimed Loeb's delivery, which Jadeja took deep in the middle of the wicket. The miscommunication with Kohli and his reluctance to exercise Maxwell continued. Ali returned to the top ranking in the RCB when Kohli hit a flat delivery, crashing between the bat and the bag to crash into logs.While Rajat Patidar, 21, was brought back with an excellent throw from Pretorius along with Mukesh Chaudhary, Lomor decided to crush him. The 22-year-old left-footed batsman showed his potential by making a slow drop to Thikshana with a deep square leg and a six to Pretorius. Dinesh Karthik came back between the sets and played the 26-17 game unbeaten.Also Read, -  Who is the Best Yorker King? | PITCHHIGH