Indian captain Rohit Sharma stated that there was a specific reason behind promoting all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the batting order in the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday. Jadeja made a comeback from injury to the Indian team on Thursday. He was sent into bat at number four after Ishan Kishan was dismissed for 89. Jadeja faced four balls in which he scored three runs.
Former India wicketkeeper and a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad, Syed Kirmani has come out support of Wriddhiman Saha, who was recently told that he would not be considered for India. The 37-year-old also received a threatening message from a journalist over his refusal to give an interview. Kirmani compared Saha’s situation to his and claimed that he too was a victim of injustice.
India wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha has clarified that he will not reveal the identity of the journalist who sent him a threatening message. Many from the Indian cricket fraternity asked Saha to name and shame the scribe after he shared the screenshot of the bullying message sent to him on social media.
India captain Rohit Sharma stated that he is happy with what the side managed to achieve in the white-ball series against West Indies at home. According to Rohit, the hosts pretty much got what they wanted from the games. On Sunday, India clinched the three-match T20I series 3-0 by winning the final match by 17 runs. Before that, they had hammered the Windies by the same margin in the one-day series.
National selection committee chairman Chetan Sharma termed Rohit Sharma the 'No.1 cricketer' in the country. He made the statement after naming Rohit the Test captain while announcing the squads for the home series against Sri Lanka. With this, the 34-year-old is now the all-format leader of the Indian team.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra has opined that ex-skipper Virat Kohli is playing risky cricket, which is one of the reasons why he has not been able to overcome his poor form. After failing to register a decent score in any of the three ODI matches against West Indies, Kohli was dismissed for 17 in the 1st T20I as well on Wednesday.
India’s white-ball captain Rohit Sharma termed young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi as a special talent and something different after the latter’s impressive T20I debut. Bishnoi claimed 2 for 17, picking up two wickets in one over in the 1st T20I against West Indies in Kolkata. Thanks to his efforts, India restricted the opponents to 157 for 7 and won the match by six wickets to take the 1-0 lead in the three-game series.
Team India’s white-ball captain Rohit Sharma has backed his predecessor Virat Kohli to the hilt over the latter’s dry run in the one-day series against West Indies. Ahead of the T20I series, which begins on Wednesday, Rohit was asked about Kohli’s struggles with the willow.
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.