Indian captain Rohit Sharma has backed Ravichandran Ashwin's suggestion to start the World Cup games early to lessen the impact of the dew factor. He, however, added that he is unsure if the timings could be changed, since the same are decided by the broadcasters.
India beat Sri Lanka by a mammoth 317 runs in the third one-day in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, January 15 to create a new record for the largest margin of victory by runs in men’s ODIs. Batting first after winning the toss, the Men in Blue posted a gigantic 390/5 on the board in their 50 overs.
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s case is a unique one in Indian cricket. He might come up with exceptional performances, but might still get dropped for the next match. This has already happened on a couple of occasions, none more prominently than in Bangladesh, where he picked up eight wickets and scored a crucial 40 in the first Test. He was named Player of the Match in what was his Test comeback, but was not picked in the playing XI for the second Test of the series.
Senior Team India batter Virat Kohli has stated that he realizes he cannot play on for ever and wants to enjoy his playing time. He asserted that he is in a happy space and is approaching every game as if it is his last
After Team India skipper Rohit Sharma was not picked in the T20I squad for the series against Sri Lanka, speculations were rife about his future in the format. Hardik Pandya was named captain of the T20I squad and led the team to a 2-1 triumph. Rohit had struggled in the T20 World Cup with the willow, and his captaincy also did not impress too many experts.
Suryakumar Yadav smashed his third T20I century as India beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the third T20I at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Saturday, January 7. India batted first after winning the toss and put up a massive 228 for 5 on the board. Suryakumar was unbeaten on 112 off only 51 balls, smacking seven fours and nine sixes.
India T20I skipper Hardik Pandya did not blame young left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh for the team’s 16-run loss in the second T20I against Sri Lanka in Pune on Thursday, January 5. He, however, did say that bowling no balls is a crime, referring to Arshdeep overstepping five times in the match on Thursday.
Team India wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson has been ruled out of the remaining two T20Is of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka. The 28-year-old cricketer hurt his knee while attempting to field a ball near the boundary ropes during the first T20I at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3.