India captain Rohit Sharma on Friday said that biggest positive for India from the ODI series against West Indies was the performance of the bowling unit. Defending a total of 265 in the third and final ODI, India bowled out West Indies for 169. Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj claimed three wickets each while Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Yadav also claimed a couple of wickets apiece.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma hailed Prasidh Krishna for his match-winning spell against West Indies in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Krishna stunned the Windies with figures of 4 for 12 as India defended a total of 237 and clinched the three-match series 2-0 with a 44-run triumph.
India’s white-ball captain Rohit Sharma has urged his players to be innovative and challenge themselves. He asserted that the players don’t need to change a lot of things but must lift themselves under pressure. The 34-year-old was speaking after India’s six-wicket victory in the 1st ODI of the three-match series against West Indies in Ahmedabad.
Team India skipper Rohit Sharma has confirmed that Ishan Kishan will open the innings in the 1st ODI against West Indies in Ahmedabad on Sunday, February 6. The opening one-dayer of the series will be a historic one as India will become the 1st team to feature in a 1000 ODIs. However, India’s preparations have been hit with Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad among seven members of the Indian contingent testing positive.
Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar described the Men in Blue being on the verge of playing 1000 ODIs as a huge milestone. The Indians will become the 1st international side to feature in 1000 one-dayers when they take on West Indies in the 1st ODI of a three-match series at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 6.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has urged the struggling Test duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to go back to Ranji Trophy and try and score plenty of runs to get their form and confidence back. Both the veteran batters have been going through a wretched run of form lately. While Rahane has not scored a century since the famous Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2020, Pujara’s last Test hundred was registered in Sydney in January 2019.
The BCCI has released the full list of players who will be up for grabs during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction, which will take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. From the initial long list of 1214 players, the BCCI reduced the list to 590 players following the wish-list received by franchises.
Three Indian players Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and batter Shreyas Iyer have tested positive along with a few members of the support staff on Wednesday, days ahead of the white-ball series against West Indies. The Indian contingent arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday for the series and were undergoing their three-day isolation period
Australian legend Ricky Ponting has revealed that he was rather surprised with Virat Kohli’s decision to quit Test captaincy. Ponting stated that he had a chat with Kohli during IPL 2021 and while he had discussed stepping down from white-ball formats, he was quite keen about carrying on as Test leader. Kohli quit as Test captain following India’s 1-2 loss to the Proteas in South Africa.