"It's definitely a case where we have debated at length and all of us in unison felt that either Rishabh Pant or DK [Karthik] will only come into the playing XI if Mahi [Dhoni] is injured. If it is a crucial match, like a quarter-final or a semi-final or like an important game, wicketkeeping also matters. So that's the only reason that we went ahead with Dinesh Karthik. Otherwise Rishabh Pant was almost there." … [Read more...] about Rahul and Karthik in, Pant and Rayudu out of India’s World Cup squad
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Kiran More: It is just his first year in international cricket. I remember everyone criticising [MS] Dhoni also during his first two years as a wicketkeeper. The same thing is happening now with Rishabh. There are a few technical areas that Rishabh needs to improve in, but that will happen with more match experience and he will definitely get better. But there is something special about his cricketing mind, undoubtedly. … [Read more...] about The Rishabh Pant question: In or out of India’s World Cup squad?
Agarwal's selection could also mean the Indian team management wanted a back-up opener after KL Rahul - who moved to the top after Dhawan went out - missed a large part of the England innings after hurting his hip while attempting a catch on the boundary. In the statement, the BCCI said that the team management had asked the selectors for a "suitable top-order batsman" as Vijay's replacement. Rahul did come out to bat in the chase against England, but made a nine-ball duck. Bangar indicated that Rahul was fit, but having a third opener in Agarwal might be a precautionary measure. … [Read more...] about Vijay Shankar out of World Cup with toe injury
It means that Warner and Smith, who also return to the CA central contract list for 2019-2020, could play their first international since the Cape Town Test on June 1 against Afghanistan in Bristol when Australia start the defence of their World Cup campaign. Before that, there is a training camp in Brisbane with three one-day games against New Zealand - not full internationals - followed by warm-up matches in England. … [Read more...] about Smith and Warner make World Cup return; Handscomb and Hazlewood out
FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintShikhar Dhawan is likely to miss India's next two matches, against New Zealand and Pakistan, after picking up a hairline fracture on his left thumb. ESPNcricinfo understands that Dhawan - who scored a century in the last match, against Australia - had travelled to Leeds to undergo scans and returned to Nottingham, where the team is stationed, later in the day. In a late afternoon update, a BCCI spokesperson said that Dhawan would stay on in the UK under observation, "and his progress will be monitored". … [Read more...] about Hairline fracture puts cloud over Shikhar Dhawan’s World Cup