Indian cricket team
Would have picked Shubman Gill over me, if I was a selector: Shikhar Dhawan
With Ishan Kishan smashing the fastest ODI double-century against Bangladesh in December last year, and Gill making 624 runs in nine matches, including an ODI double-hundred against New Zealand, so far in 2023, Dhawan wasn't included in India's recent series against Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia at home.
Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth meet Rishabh Pant, pen heartwarming notes on social media
"Rishab Pant I love you, my brother, for who ur -- keep believing and keep inspiring, You and I are children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of the one supreme being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all. #togetherness #family #brotherhood #live #family #love #phoeinx #brother #cricket #india #bcci brotherhood is everything...one life one world," wrote Sreesanth, the former fast bowler on Instagram.
Bumrah's recovery process kept secret, only NCA head Laxman allowed to talk to him and physios: Report
According to an Indian Express report, the BCCI have assigned Laxman as the sole representative to get regular updates from Bumrah. Even the selectors don't have a clear idea about the extent of injury and the surgery that followed. "Not many in the BCCI are aware of his injury. Only VVS Laxman (NCA director) has been assigned to speak to him and the physios."
Innings against New Zealand is surely one very close to my heart: Suryakumar Yadav
"The innings against New Zealand at Bay Oval is surely one very close to my heart, most importantly because we won the match. 2022 has been nothing short of a dream run and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you guys for always showing immense love and support. Looking forward to this year, especially the ODI World Cup at home and hoping to win it for the country," SKY said after winning the ESPNCricinfo Men's T20i Batting Performance of the Year.
He is learning the 50-over game: Dravid shrugs off concerns about Suryakumar's poor form
"Obviously, it's unfortunate for Shreyas to get injured -- he's one of those guys we think will bat for us at No.4 and he has been given a lot of time in that position. Not really concerned so much about Suryakumar. You have got two first-ballers against two pretty good balls," Dravid said in the pre-match presser of the series decider.
3rd ODI: We've narrowed it down to 17-18 players for 2023 ODI World Cup: Dravid
In the first three months of 2023, India have played nine ODI matches besides six T20Is and four Tests. But the focus was always on the ODIs. The ongoing series against Australia will be India's last engagement at home over the next few months. The side will not get many other opportunities to play home ODIs except three more matches at home against Australia in September before the World Cup.
Suryakumar Yadav in ODIs is a non-negotiable, can be tried at number six: Dinesh Karthik
In both the ODIs between India and Australia, Suryakumar was trapped lbw by inswingers from left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc on the very first ball he faced in Mumbai and Visakhapatnam. In his last nine innings in ODIs, Suryakumar has made only 110 runs, with doubts being raised on whether he can replicate his T20I blitzkriegs in a 50-over format.
Ireland to host India for three men's T20Is in August; play three ODIs vs Bangladesh in May
Earlier in the summer, Ireland's men's team will face Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series which is crucial for the hosts from the 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup qualification point of view. The matches, to be played at the Cloud County Ground in Chelmsford, in early May are both sides' final ICC Cricket World Cup Super League fixtures.
This champion is going to rise again: Yuvraj Singh on meeting Rishabh Pant
Alongside a picture of him with Rishabh, Yuvraj tweeted, "On to baby steps!!! This champion is going to rise again (soon). Was good catching up and having a laugh. What a guy positive and funny always!! More power to you." On Wednesday, Pant shared a video on his social media accounts, where he was seen making slow walking steps in a swimming pool with the help of a walking stick in his left hand as a part of his recovery process.
IND v AUS: Ishan, Shubman to be opening pair; wicket to give equal opportunities to both teams, says Hardik Pandya
With Rohit Sharma unavailable for the ODI series opener due to personal reasons, a vacancy at the top will be filled by Kishan, with the left-handed batter set to join forces with the right-handed Gill. While Gill hit a double hundred and a century in India's last ODI assignment against New Zealand earlier in the year, Kishan had an underwhelming run ever since he hit a rollicking 210 against Bangladesh last year.