Team India head coach Rahul Dravid hailed skipper Rohit Sharma for going out to bat in the second ODI against Bangladesh despite a thumb injury. The Indian captain hurt his hand very early in the match while trying to take a catch in the slip. He had to be taken to the hospital for scans.
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh believes that young Shubman Gill is a strong contender to open the batting for the team during the 2023 ODI World Cup, which will be played in India. Yuvraj described Gill as a hardworking person, who is doing all the right things.
Team India skipper Rohit Sharma lamented the lack of runs after the team’s one-wicket loss in the first one-dayer against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday, December. He, however, also conceded that the bowlers could have done a better job in the last 10 overs of the match.
Both New Zealand and Indian captains, Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan, admitted that rain was a major disappointment in the entire series comprising three T20Is and ODIs. The series, somewhat fittingly, ended with an abandoned game in Christchurch on Wednesday, November 30.
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has claimed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the best thing to have happened to Indian cricket. He also stated that it was unfair to blame the league for the national team’s poor performance, adding that only the players must be held accountable.
Young Team India batter Shubman Gill has stated that he not thinking of the possibility of being a regular member of the ODI outfit as of now. He asserted that his aim presently is to make the most of his opportunities and leave an impact.
New Zealand came up with an excellent effort to beat India by seven wickets in the first one-dayer in Auckland on Friday, November 25 and go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Sent into bat after losing the toss, the Men in Blue put up 306/7 as Shreyas Iyer (80), Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50) struck half-centuries, while Washington Sundar (37* off 16) played a nice cameo. However, in the chase, Tom Latham struck a brilliant 145* off 104 balls as the hosts cruised to victory in 47.1 overs. Latham and Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson (94* off 98) added an unbroken 221 runs for the fourth wicket.
Veteran Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan has asserted that he has matured as a leader and does not hesitate in taking decisions, putting team goals over an individual. With Rohit Sharma being rested for the New Zealand series, the 36-year-old left-hander will lead the Men in Blue in the three-match one-day series that starts in Auckland on Friday, November 25.
Fast bowler Kuldeep Sen and all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed have been named as replacements for Yash Dayal and Ravindra Jadeja in India’s squad for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh, which will be played in December. An official BCCI release on Wednesday, November 23 confirmed the changes.