newscricket16 hours ago

Rohit Sharma calls Ajinkya Rahane a back-up opener in limited-overs cricket

After not picking Ajinkya Rahane in the team for the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has stated that he doesn’t want to change Rahane’s position and sees him as a back-up opener in the side. He has also credited the Lankan bowlers for making the full use of the conditions.
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newscricket16 hours ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Records and numbers from the first ODI in Dharamsala

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy debut turned out to be a huge debacle as Sri Lanka ended their losing streak of 12 consecutive ODIs, dating back to July 2017, after beating India by seven wickets. Although Sharma would want to forget the match as soon as possible, the game was a statistician’s delight.
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newscricketa day ago

Rohit Sharma asks his team to come out good in next two matches

After a sub-par performance in the first ODI in Dharamsala today, Rohit Sharma rued the lack of runs as the main reason for the loss and asked his team to pull up their socks for the rest of the series. He also explained that he was not surprised by the way MS Dhoni batted with the tail-enders.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts as Sri Lanka humble India in the 1st ODI in Dharamsala

Though MS Dhoni's 61-run knock helped India reach a respectable target that Sri Lanka reached comfortably, Rohit Sharma's debut game as captain will be remembered for its epic failure. However, from Bumrah's no-ball to Dhoni's hawkeye view, the quick ODI had everything to keep the Twitterati busy.
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featurecricketa day ago

India vs Sri Lanka | How and where India lost first ODI in Dharamshala

Suranga Lakmal had the field day in Dharamsala as he single-handedly dismantled the Indian batting order to end Sri Lanka's 12-match ODI losing streak. The game raised questions on India's batting ability against the moving ball, and also came as a warning sign ahead of the South Africa tour.
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newscricketa day ago

WATCH | Bumrah does another Bumrah; gets another wicket on a NO ball

While bowling a no-ball is a common sight, it was all the more frustrating for any team when they were denied a wicket because of the illegitimate delivery. For Jasprit Bumrah, this happened for the second time this year, as Upul Tharanga survived despite gifting a catch to Dinesh Karthik at gully.
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newscricket2 days ago

Rohit Sharma demands respect and support for newcomers from the management

Rohit Sharma has batted for the newcomers and stated that they need respect and support from the Indian team management which will be helpful for the players to adjust with the team. He also believes that youngsters also need a fair amount of international matches to prove themselves.
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newscricket2 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | India’s Probable XI for 1st ODI

India play an ODI for the first time in the absence of Virat Kohli this year when they take on Sri Lanka in Dharamsala on Sunday. Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma will be confident of a win with a host of talent like Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Yuzvendra Chahal returning to crease after a break.
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newscricket4 days ago

Yuzvendra Chahal eager to play under Rohit Sharma's captaincy

Yuzvendra Chahal has backed Rohit Sharma to do well as the captain of the Indian team in the upcoming limited overs series against Sri Lanka. Chahal has also accepted that India have to be mentally strong for the South Africa tour but first need to focus on the Sri Lanka series.
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newscricket5 days ago

Virat Kohli says its perfect time for him to take a break

Virat Kohli has stated that his break has come at the perfect time, as playing continuously for the last few years has taken a toll on his body. Commending India’s batting and bowling, Kohli expressed his disappointment with the poor fielding that could have seen last game’s result differently.
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