India gained a significant 257-run lead by stumps on Day 3 of the Edgbaston Test against England in Birmingham on Sunday (July 3). After bowling out England for 284 in response to their first innings score of 416, India reached 125 for 3 at the end of the third day’s play. Cheteshwar Pujara was unbeaten on 50 off 139 balls while Rishabh Pant was batting on 30 off 46 balls. The duo had added exactly 50 runs when the day’s play ended on Sunday.
Jasprit Bumrah has termed being named India’s captain for the rescheduled Test against England as the biggest achievement of his career so far. On Thursday, the BCCI confirmed the fast bowler as leader for the Birmingham Test while picking keeper-batter Rishabh Pant as the vice-captain. Regular skipper Rohit Sharma was ruled out due to COVID-19.
Deepak Hooda became only the fourth Indian batter to smash a T20I ton after Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul on Tuesday (June 28). The big-hitter smashed 104 off 57 balls in the second T20I of the two-match series against Ireland at The Village in Dublin. Hooda and Sanju Samson (77 off 42) added 176 runs for the second wicket, the highest-ever partnership for India in T20Is. India put up a mammoth 225 for 7 batting first. However, Ireland gave them a close run, in the end falling just short.
India got the better of Ireland by seven wickets in the first T20I of the two-match series at The Village in Dublin on Sunday. In a game that was reduced to 12 overs per team, India sent Ireland into bat after winning the toss. Ireland did well to post 108 for 4 after losing three wickets for 22. Harry Tector stood out for the hosts with an unbeaten 64 off 33 balls. He hit six fours and three sixes in his excellent innings.
Indian batter Jemimah Rodrigues has revealed that she had a chat with Indian men’s stars Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant while she was going through a tough phase in her career. 21-year-old Rodrigues was the Player of the Match in India Women’s win over Sri Lanka Women in the 1st T20I in Dambulla on Thursday (June 23).
Team India’s stand-in captain Rishabh Pant has admitted that he is keen to make a significant contribution with the bat during the upcoming tour of England. The 24-year-old had a poor T20I series against South Africa at home, which ended on Sunday following the abandonment of the final T20I in Bengaluru due to rain.
Indian fast bowler Avesh Khan has hailed head coach Rahul Dravid after his fine four-wicket haul in the Rajkot T20I against South Africa. There were a few critics who felt that Avesh should have been replaced after he went wicketless in the first three matches of the series. However, the Indian think tank stuck to him and the 25-year-old delivered with figures of 4 for 18.
Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been named captain of the Indian team for the two-match T20I series against Ireland, which will be played in Dublin on June 26 and 28. Pandya has been rewarded for a magnificent IPL 2022 season during which he led debutant franchise Gujarat Titans (GT) to title triumph. The 28-year-old led from the front, scoring 487 runs and claiming eight wickets.
Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has stated that he tried to bowl quick leg breaks, but with a different seam position during the third T20I against South Africa on Tuesday. Having lost the first two matches, India were in a must-win position in Vizag. Defending a total of 179, Chahal claimed 3 for 20 as the hosts bowled out the visitors for 131 and registered a crucial 48-run victory.