Shikhar Dhawan

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Covid hits India team ahead of Windies series; Dhawan, others test positive

Covid hits India team ahead of Windies series; Dhawan,…

A COVID-19 outbreak hit the Indian cricket team on Wednesday as three main players -- senior opener Shikhar Dhawan, reserve opener Ruturaj Gaikwad and middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer -- tested positive for the virus during their mandatory isolation period before the start of West Indies series. Four other persons, including net bowler Navdeep Saini, have also tested positive for COVID-19. Saini is also on standby list. The remaining three who tested positive for the virus are non-playing members -- fielding coach T Dilip,
Shikhar Dhawan To Lead New-Look India Squad In Sri Lanka ODI, T20I Series

Shikhar Dhawan To Lead New-Look India Squad In Sri…

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India Men's squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan will lead in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who are on the tour of England with the Test team. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named vice-captain. The squad has several new faces in middle-order batsman Nitish Rana, all-rounder K Gowtham, opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad and fast bowler Chetan Sakariya among
DC vs MI: Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra Shine In Delhi Capitals' Win Over Mumbai Indians

DC vs MI: Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra Shine In…

Delhi Capitals' (DC) Amit Mishra (4/24) spun his web around the Mumbai Indians (MI) batsmen to restrict them to sub-par 137 for 9 after the defending champions decided to bat. Opener Shikhar Dhawan then top-scored with a 45 off 42 balls as DC held their nerves in the final overs to chase down the target with five balls to spare. It was their first win over MI in last five meetings, having lost four times last season in UAE. Chasing 138 to win,

U19 World Cup: Journey of Previous Indian Cricketers

Bangladesh won their maiden U19 World Cup by beating India in the U19 World Cup 2020 final which was held this time in South Africa. This was the first ICC title won by the country in their entire cricket history. Meanwhile, for the Indian players, this is a stepping stone in finding a long career in the sport. The likes of Yashsvi Jaiswal, Priyam Garg, Ravi Bishnoi also managed to bag IPL contracts which is a great sign for their future as well. 

New Zealand vs India 2020, 1st T20I: T20Is Kick…

India play New Zealand in a full-fledged tour comprising of five T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests with the T20Is kicking off the series from January 24 at Eden Park, Auckland. This is the first time India is playing in a five-match T20I series. Also, this is the first time both the teams are meeting since their last in the 2019 World Cup semi-final where India lost to New Zealand to exit the tournament. India comes into the series after being unbeaten at

Prithvi Shaw: Decoding the Youngster’s Comeback in International Cricket

Prithvi Shaw earned his maiden ODI call-up after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the New Zealand series owing to his shoulder injury. Dhawan injured his shoulder in the third and final ODI in Bengaluru against Australia which saw him leave the field, never to come back again. Meanwhile, Sanju Samson has been named the replacement for the T20I series while Prithvi Shaw will take Dhawan's place in the ODI squad. Shaw's journey in international cricket has been a topsy-turvy one so far,

IPL 2020: Five DC Players to Watch Out For…

The Delhi Capitals played with a new-found aggression in the IPL 2019 and making it to the playoffs of the tournament for the first time since 2012. A young group of players led by a young captain in Shreyas Iyer played with a head-on approach which took other teams by surprise. Sourav Ganguly joined the franchise as an advisor and along with Ricky Ponting the coach turned the fortunes of the team around. With another new season approaching the management are now busy

India vs Sri Lanka 2020, 2nd T20I Preview: Teams…

India did not have the best of starts to their Mission 2020 campaign as the first T20I against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain. Despite the best efforts of the ground staff, the playing conditions were not conducive enough to let the game happen. This meant that the India vs Sri Lanka 2020 series hasn't yet started. Though the outfield was ready on time, the pitch had too many patches of water soaked into it and the ground staff failed to get

India vs Sri Lanka 2020, 1st T20I Preview: Full-Strength…

The Indian cricket team starts their Mission 2020 by hosting Sri Lanka for a three-match T20I series to start the year. Virat Kohli and Lasith Malinga will resume their rivalry as both of them lead their respective teams in the series. The first of the three T20Is in the India vs Sri Lanka 2020 series will be played will be played at the Baspara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The second and the third T20Is will be played at Indore and Pune respectively on

IPL 2020: Predicted Line-Up Of DC This Season

Though Mumbai Indians won the IPL title in 2019, it was the season of the Delhi Capitals as they made it to the knockouts for the first time since 2012. Their youngsters rose to the occasion under skipper Shreyas Iyer and had an IPL campaign to remember. They added as many as eight players and traded Ajinkya Rahane from the Rajasthan Royals. Also in the process, they have made their bench-strength stronger and have added options in their squad as well. The predicted

Kohli, Dhawan Troll Rahane for Dreaming About Pink-Ball Test

India's maiden Pink-Ball Test against Bangladesh to be played in Kolkata from November 22 is the most awaited sporting event in India at the moment and the fans are waiting for it to start with bated breath. On November 18, Rahane posted a picture of himself dreaming about the pink-ball Test on his official Instagram handle. " Already dreaming about the historic pink ball test 😊" wrote Rahane as the caption along with the picture. Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and teammate Shikhar

Aus vs Ind : Key takeaways from the T20I…

The three-match T20I series between Australia and India ended yesterday at Sydney with India winning the game by six wickets and leveling the series 1-1. In the course of three matches, there were quite a few interesting highlights. Here is a look at some important takeaways from the T20I series. Rahul and Pant’s lack of form a big concern for India Together, Lokesh Rahul and Rishabh Pant had a total of 47 runs in this T20 series. While Rahul looked horribly out of

5 interesting approaching milestones and records in international cricket

The international cricket season in full bloom right now. England and Sri Lanka, India and Australia, Bangladesh and the West Indies and Pakistan and New Zealand are all engaged in battles in different formats of the game. By the end of the year, more important tours and matches would have commenced. As so many teams battle it out, there will be a lot of records and landmarks achieved. Here is a look at five interesting approaching milestones in international cricket. Shikhar Dhawan approaching

Australia vs India, first T20I: Preview

After whitewashing West Indies 3-0 in the recently-concluded T20I series in India, the Men in Blue have already traveled to Australia where they will begin their long tour with a three-match T20I series against the hosts starting at The Gabba in Brisbane on November 21. They will look to start the series on a high as it will give them a lot of confidence in the remaining T20I matches and the subsequent four-match Test series. Head to Head Aussies no match for India

India v WI: Five takeaways from the T20I series

The 3-match India-West Indies T20 series ended last night in Chennai, with India comfortably clinching the series 3-0. It was another comprehensive performance by the Men in Blue at home and the West Indies have a lot of soul searching to do. For now, here is a look at the five takeaways from the T20 series. Rohit excels as a captain, again As he had done in the Indian Premiere League (IPL) for the Mumbai Indians a number of times, Rohit Sharma led