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Kohli says Patel has ended Bangalore's death-overs woes

Kohli says Patel has ended Bangalore’s death-overs woes

CHENNAI, India - Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli believes Harshal Patel has solved the team’s death-overs woes in the Indian Premier League (IPL) following the seamer’s bowling masterclass in Friday’s victory against champions Mumbai Indians. Patel claimed three wickets in four balls in the dramatic 20th over and conceded only one run to help restrict a star-studded Mumbai to a modest 159-9. His 5-27 was also the first five-wicket haul any bowler has managed against five-time champions Mumbai, the most successful team

IPL 2021: Punjab Kings bowler Ishan Porel calls Virat…

Punjab Kings bowler Ishan Porel feels that Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli is the best batsman in all three formats. India’s Under-19 World Cup 2018-winner Ishan Porel is yet to make his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut. However, ahead of the 14th season of IPL, the youngster is hopeful of making his debut and has Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on his dream wicket list. Roped in by Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) for a base price of Rs 20 lakh

Kohli to reinvent himself as T20 opener with World…

It was only the eighth time in 84 innings that Kohli opened batting Virat Kohli plans to reinvent himself as a Twenty20 opener with an eye on the 20-overs World Cup at home later this year, the India captain said after the team's series victory against England. Kohli joined deputy Rohit Sharma at the top in Saturday's decider. Their 94-run opening stand helped India amass 224-2, their highest total against England. It was only the eighth time in 84 innings that Kohli opened
Yadav's controversial dismissal sparks 'soft signal' debate

Yadav’s controversial dismissal sparks ‘soft signal’ debate

AHMEDABAD, India - India captain Virat Kohli has called for changes to the ‘soft-signal’ rule for outfield catches after team mate Suryakumar Yadav was controversially dismissed in Thursday’s Twenty20 International against England. Yadav smashed 57 before his pull shot sailed to deep square leg where Dawid Malan took a tumbling low catch. As England celebrated, on-field umpire K N Ananthapadmanabhan gave the soft signal of ‘out’ before sending the decision to TV umpire Virender Sharma. On-field umpires give a ‘soft signal’ based on

‘This is exactly what Tendulkar used to do’: Sehwag…

A regular feature of Kohli's batting in his career has been the number of times he has remained unbeaten. In fact, in 81 T20I innings, the India captain has remained not out 22 times, which proves just how good he is. After a long time, Virat Kohli, the master of the chase was on display, batting in full throttle and guiding India home in the second T20I against England on Sunday. Kohli did what he does best – shepherd a chase in a

IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli’s team India no match…

Ind vs Eng: England Wins 1st T20: The World No. 1 England team has registered easy 8 wicket victory over India. Chasing India’s 125 runs target, England won with more than 27 balls to spare. For England Jason Roy scored 49, while Jos Butler contributed 28 runs. Virat Kohli’s team India was no match for the England team in all departments of the game. Especially while batting India’s top order KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli failed miserably as India could only score 124

England are favourites to win T20 World Cup, says…

Virat Kohli on Thursday said that England are favourites to win the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by India later in the year. England, who are the reigning champions in the 50-over World Cup, are regarded as one of the best white-ball teams in the world as Kohli said everyone knows what they bring to the field.  When asked whether India would be favourites to lift the ICC T20 World Cup on their home soil, Kohli said, in the pre-match press conference: “No, I think
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Virat Kohli says ‘bizarre’ batting, not pitch, to blame…

India skipper says focus should be on the batting skills of both sides rather than the pitch or the ball in Ahmedabad ahead of fourth and final Test; hosts lead the series 2-1 and are aiming to secure a spot in the World Test Championship final India captain Virat Kohli has blamed England's two-day defeat in the third Test solely on "a bizarre display of batting". Kohli has overseen two successive victories on big-spinning surfaces since England won the series opener in Chennai.

India vs England, 2nd Test: Moeen Ali Becomes First…

India vs England, 2nd Test: Moeen Ali on Saturday bowled Virat Kohli for nought in the first session and became the first spinner to dismiss Kohli for a duck in Tests. Moeen Ali on Saturday became the first spinner to dismiss India skipper Virat Kohli for a duck in Test cricket. Moeen Ali bowled a stunning delivery and it turned to rattle the stumps of Virat Kohli (0) in the first session on Day One of the ongoing second Test between India and

India vs England 2nd Test: Virat Kohli’s India seek…

A desperate India have decided to go for the jugular by opting for a spicy turner against a well-prepared England side in the second Test starting Saturday, well aware that it can boomerang and cost them a spot in the World Test Championship final. The honeymoon of the Australian series is over after a sobering 227 run defeat in the first Test which must have shaken a complacent team out of its stupor ahead of three high stake Test matches. But it is

ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli steady at 4th, Cheteshwar…

DUBAI: Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth position even as Cheteshwar Pujara rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Saturday. Apart from Kohli (862) and Pujara (760), Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (748) is the other Indian batsman in the top-10, hanging on to the eighth spot. Pujara moved up one place to sixth, while wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and star opener Rohit Sharma remained static on the 13th and 18th spots respectively.

Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI Live Score: All hopes…

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. The visitors made four changes in the team by bringing Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur. India vs Australia 3rd ODI: Live score & commentary  |  Photo Credit: Times Now Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the third ODI between India and Australia from the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Australia have been near-flawless in the series so far, especially with the bat but are without the services of David Warner

India vs Australia: ‘Impulsive captain’ Virat Kohli changing bowlers frequently…

The 2nd ODI between India and Australia saw Virat Kohli’s bowling line-up struggling again on a dry surface that had little on offer for the bowlers. But one of the unexpected features of the match was how frequently Virat Kohli kept changing his bowlers. While it was Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah who started the attack for India, the former was replaced by Navdeep Saini after just two overs. While it looked Kohli wanted Shami to change the end from where he was

IPL 2020: Ranking all 8 captains by their win…

T20 cricket is a fast and funny format. A lot of games go till the last ball, the teams have to be on their toes throughout the match and there are various strategic or instant decision making involved during those 40 overs. Thus, the role of a captain is very important in the T20 format. He is the guy with the steering in this fast-moving car and his composure at the driving seat is a significant factor in the team’s victory. Indian Premier

RCB schedule IPL 2020: Virat Kohli & Co. kick…

Despite being led by one of the most prolific cricketers in world cricket, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are still searching for their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) title. While they have always boasted of a very strong batting line up, it’s the bowling department which has let them down on numerous occasions. At the IPL 2020 auction, RCB tried to strengthen their pace attack by roping in two quality seamers in Kane Richardson and Chris Morris. Richardson later pulled out of the

‘He’s a Normal Batsman’ – How Junaid Khan Dominated…

Dismissing Virat Kohli is a dream for many bowlers, but one bowler who had the upper hand on the Indian captain was Pakistan left-arm pacer Junaid Khan. Junaid has bowled 24 balls to Kohli conceding just 3 runs, bagging 3 wickets. All their clashes came in the 2012 Pakistan tour of India, where the visitors beat the hosts 2-1 in a three-match ODI series. "The first ball I bowled to him was a wide but the next ball when I beat him, I

‘2008-2020’: Virat Kohli shares 12-years journey in international cricket

12 years!!! It does not seem so long, but Virat Kohli has spent these years giving fans memories to cherish since his international debut on August 18, 2008.  The former U-19 World Cup-winning captain walked out to open against Sri Lanka in Dambulla marking the beginning of the glorious chapters of Indian cricket. As the Indian skipper nears the completion of 12 years in international cricket, Kohli took to social media to share an interesting photo in which it had a Kohli from

David Warner explains similarity between him and Virat Kohli

Australian opening batsman David Warner loves a duel, both cricketing as well as verbal at times. Warner likes to have a go at the opponent and pulls his punches when the opposition is after him as well. According to him, Indian captain Virat Kohli is similar and he feels it is better not to go after Kohli as that could be very costly for the opposition team. “I thrive on the crowd, I thrive on people sort of going at me in the

“Simply Phenomenal”: Steve Smith Reveals What He Admires The…

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are undoubtedly two of the best batsmen going around in world cricket and on numerous occasions they have been pitted against each other by fans and pundits. The debate has raged on as to who is better and while that might take some time to be settled, one thing there is no debating about is that the duo have immense respect for each other. Virat Kohli has spoken about his admiration for Steve Smith, even gesturing to fans

Winning Dhoni’s trust key to getting India captaincy: Kohli

Kohli, 31, replaced Dhoni as Test captain in 2014-15 and took over the limited-overs reins in early 2017, becoming India’s all-format leader as well the team’s batting mainstay. Fielding in the slips, Kohli had easy access to wicket-keeper Dhoni and he felt their chats in between deliveries earned him the trust of the former skipper. “You start talking to the captain regularly,” Kohli told team-mate Ravichandran Ashwin in a chat on YouTube. “I was always in MS’s ear, standing next to him and