Shikhar Dhawan to Ravindra Jadeja – Four key players in India’s Champions Trophy triumph in 2013

Shikhar Dhavan to ravindra jadeja

They won the T20 World Cup in 2007, and the ODI World Cup in 2011. And within two years, MS Dhoni-led India got their hands on the 3rd ICC trophy, the Champions Trophy.

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In that team led by MS Dhoni, there was a fantastic blend of youth and experienced who performed in fantastic fashion to emerge victorious in tough English conditions. There were newcomers who shone, experienced players who took onus and performed, and a captain cool who guided his team towards glory.

India didn’t have some major names like Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh – who all were part of India’s ODI World Cup triumph two years before that. But the CT 2013 win ensured the Indian cricket was in safe hands as Dhoni was ready to lead the next generation of Indian cricket.

India won all of their five matches in their journey to win the Champions Trophy in 2013. They beat South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan in the group stage fixtures, and then beat Sri Lanka and England in the semifinal and final respectively.

Today we shall talk about four key performers from that Champions League 2013 squad who played a major part in India’s joyous and victorious campaign-

Shikhar Dhawan

The name that comes on top of the mind is Shikhar Dhawan. The southpaw wreaked havoc in that tournament and thus embarked his fantastic ICC trophy records.

Dhawan scored 363 runs in five matches with a humongous batting average of 90.75, consisting of two centuries in those. He scored hundreds against South Africa and West Indies in the group stage, and then also played a beautiful 68-run knock in the semifinal against Sri Lanka.

Shikhar Dhawan

The batter scored 31 off 24 runs in the final against England an ended up as the highest scorer in the tournament. He was also the solitary player to score multiple centuries in that edition of CT.

Ravindra Jadeja

A 23-year-old Ravindra Jadeja made his ODI debut in 2009, but cemented his place in the national team in 2013 with a stellar performance.

Jadeja picked up 12 wickets in five matches and finished as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He also scored 33 crucial runs in the final and picked up 2 wickets with the ball, which earned him the Player of the Match award.

Ravindra Jadeja CT 2013

The left-arm spinner was the only player in the tournament to have a five-fer, when he picked 5/36 against West Indies.

Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma is remembered for a spell of four balls in the entire tournament. With England needing 20 off 16 balls in the Final, the pacer got the wickets of set batters Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara in consecutive deliveries and changed the complexion of the whole match.

But even without it, the lanky bowler did well for the team. Sharma spearheaded the Indian pace attack extremely well and picked up 10 wickets in the tournament.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli managed 176 runs in the tournament. Although his numbers were not as prolific as Kohli’s standards, he made a crucial impact though.

Kohli scored an unbeaten 22 to get India home against Pakistan, and then backed it up with another crucial unbeaten 58 as Indian saw Sri Lanka off in the semifinal.

His major impact came in the Final when the batter scored 43 runs in a rain-curtailed match. With wickets tumbling around him, Kohli stitched a crucial 47-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja and helped India to amass a respectable total, which proved to be enough.

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WTC 2023-25 cycle India matches: Away Tests in Australia, South Africa and West Indies

WTC 2023-25

WTC 2023-25

Each WTC series in the cycle will include two to five Tests, with the nine competing teams each playing six series – three at home, and three away. The top two teams in the WTC 2023-25 standings will then qualify for the Final at Lord’s in England.

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England will feature in the greatest number of Test matches during the WTC 2023-25 cycle. They will play 21 matches, while Australia and India will play 19 matches each.

Each Test part of the WTC has 12 points available for a win, with four awarded to each team for a draw, and six to each team for a tie. No points are earned from a loss, and teams can lose points for slow over rates.

India start their campaign with the 2-Test series against West Indies which kicks start with the first match from July 12, 2023.

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ICC Test Rankings: Ashwin remains No.1 Test bowler, Australia fill top three slots in Test batting rankings

ICC Test Rankings

ICC Test Rankings In the latest weekly update from the International Cricket Council, Marnus Labuschagne retains the top spot with team-mates Steve Smith and Travis Head moving up to second and third respectively.

ICC Test Rankings

Scoring 163 across the first two days of the WTC Final at The Oval, Head jumped three places from the sixth spot to secure the third rank. He has joined Labuschagne (1st) and Steve Smith (2nd) in the top three with a rating of 884. With 777 rating points, Usman Khawaja (9th) makes it four Australians in the top 10.

It was the first instance since 1984 when three batters from the same side occupied the top three positions in the Test rankings. West Indies batting troika of Gordon Greenidge (810), Clive Lloyd (787), and Larry Gomes (773) formed the top trio in December 1984.

Joe Root is the highest England batter in sixth. Alex Carey’s exploits (48 and 66*) were also rewarded with a jump of 11 spots, moving to 36th with 592 ranking points. India skipper Rohit Sharma (729) and his predecessor Virat Kohli (700) sit in 12th and 13th respectively after the match.

Ashwin continues to be No.1 Test Bowler

Despite missing the WTC Final, where Team India decided to play with four pacers and just one spinner in Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin remained No.1 with 860 rating points.

The most noteworthy move in bowlers’ rankings came from Australia’s Nathan Lyon. The off-spinner moved up two places in a tie for sixth with England quick Ollie Robinson (777).

Lyon was given little opportunity to bowl in the first innings final after his quick-bowling teammates seized control, though claimed one wicket to help his side to a healthy first-innings lead.

The spinner came into his own in India’s second innings, taking 4/41, including the last scalp of Umesh Yadav, for Australia to lift the mace.

Lower down the rankings Scott Boland’s stocks continue to rise, moving up six places to 36th (534), four places ahead of Mohammed Siraj, who claimed 4/108 and 1/80 in the defeat. His captain Pat Cummins remains third, with England’s James Anderson second.

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Neeraj Chopra is expected to be fit by the end of June; Hima Das is to miss Asian Games

Neeraj Chopra

“He (Neeraj) started his training last week and should be in good health by the end of this month,” said the Athletics Federation of India coach.

Neeraj Chopra, along with steeplechaser Avinash Sable, has been granted exemption from the Inter-State Athletics Championships.

The rest of the athletes have been asked to compete in the event in order to qualify for the Asian Games.

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Sprinter Hima Das, who hasn’t competed in any event this season, has skipped the five-day event as well. Coach Radhakrishnan said that Hima is reeling from a long-term hamstring injury and will miss the Asian Games in September-October as well.

Hima had won a 400m individual silver at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. She was also a part of the gold and silver winning women’s 4x400m and mixed 4x400m relay quartet in Jakarta.

However, the runner has switched to 100m and 200m dash due to a mysterious injury.

“It is unfortunate she (Hima) was injured a day before the Indian Grand Prix IV in Bengaluru (on April 15). She pulled a hamstring and also had a back problem. Now, the medical investigation is going on and planning for treatment.

I believe that she will not be able to participate in the Asian Games as per the policy of the AFI,” Nair said.

Nair also said that officials from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) will also carry out ‘In Competition’ (IC) testing at the Kalinga Stadium.

“I am 100 percent sure that NADA officials are coming. They could be from Kolkata or some from Delhi also. During the Federation Cup in Ranchi (last month), there was a team of 7-8 officials.

“Now, NADA is very strict, they are appointing so many officials, so they would be coming here also,” Nair said during a rare pre-championship press conference.

Nair said the AFI plans to send a big contingent of at least 60 athletes to compete at the July 12 to 16 Asian Athletics Championship scheduled to be held in Bangkok, Thailand.

The team will be declared after a selection review meeting on June 20.

“We have done a preliminary selection and there were athletes who could not participate in the Federation Cup (last month) as they were training abroad.

They have to confirm their performance in the Inter-State. We will have a selection review meeting on June 20 and then we will declare the team,” he said.

“For example, Tejaswin Shankar has done one decathlon event and he must qualify for Asian Championships with the qualifying mark of 7500 aggregate points in the Inter-State.”

Chopra and Sable will also not participate in the Asian Championship as their main focus is on the World Championship in Hungary (August 19-27).

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Rahul Dravid safe, Vikram Rathour and Paras Mhambrey under BCCI scrutiny after WTC Final 2023 debacle: Reports

Rahul Dravid

If reports are to be believed the BCCI is keeping in mind the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023 and are in no mood to create panic within the camp with a knee-jerk reaction.

However, a discussion with Rathour and Mhambrey will be done to assess the situation.


भारतीय टीम को लगा बड़ा झटका, मैच फिनिसर हार्दिक पंड्या दूसरे खिलाड़ी भी हुए टीम से बाहर

“It’s not that simple. We can’t say they have not been up to the mark. We won in India. Reaching the final of the World Test Championship is not a joke.

But the performance overseas has not been satisfactory. At the same time, we have to consider the fact that we have a World Cup in four months and we cannot have a knee-jerk reaction.

But there will be internal discussions for sure,” a senior BCCI official has told InsideSport.

Further, head coach Rahul Dravid’s position is intact as of now but things can turn south if the results are not favorable in the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023.

Dravid’s contract also ends post the World Cup in October-November.

“We have not had any discussion with Rahul. Of course, he will be the head coach till World Cup. Whether he stays on depends on him and the World Cup result.

For now, there is no question about him,” the official added.

Notably, India has now lost the Asia Cup, T20 World Cup 2022 and the World Test Championship final (WTC final) under Dravid.

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Fact Check: Does CSK video really signal that MS Dhoni has retired from IPL?

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The video showed MS Dhoni going back to the pavilion by climbing the stairs before his pictures from IPL 2023 campaign start to overlap it. The emotive background score playing and the caption of ‘Oh Captain, My Captain!’, followed by pleading face emoji made a few fans believe that the video was a subtle hint towards Dhoni’s impending retirement.

“Considering the way he retired from ODI and Test cricket we can safely assume that he has retired from playing IPL. He never announces his retirement early but just fades away and we will realise only when don’t see him again in the team,” wrote one of the users.

“If this is a prelude to his retirement, we should respectfully accept his decision and celebrate his all time illustrious career!” another fan wrote.

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No. It’s very unlikely that Dhoni will make a call on his IPL future Just a couple of weeks after the completion of IPL 2023. One should recalled that, the 41-year-old had expressed his desire to retire only after playing at Chepauk and in front of the fans.

Covid-19 pandemic denied fans the opportunity to watch the game from the stadium for three years, however, an ageing Dhoni waited and put on a show for his fan despite nursing a knee injury. He thanked fans throughout the country as he put on a spectacle wherever he played.

Presenters tried their best to an answer from Dhoni on his future but the Ranchi-born cricketer kept downplaying the question until he won the trophy for the record fifth time.

After leading his troops to the title triumph, Dhoni opened up finally and admitted that the jubilant moment was just perfect to announce his retirement before adding that he would love to reciprocate the love from the fans and play ‘AT LEAST’ one more season.

Dhoni went on to add that there was no rush and that has ample to think over the next six to seven months. Before heading back to Ranchi, Dhoni went straight to Mumbai to get his knee operated and is now set to start his rehabilitation.

“Looking for an answer? Circumstantially if you see, this is the best time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love and affection I have been shown wherever I have been this year, the easy thing would be for me to say “Thank you very much”, but the tough thing for me is to work hard for another 9 months and come back and play at least 1 more season of IPL.

“A lot depends on the body, I have 6-7 months to decide. It will be more like a gift from my side, it’s not easy for me but that’s a gift. The way they’ve shown their love and affection, I think that’s something I need to do for them,” he said.

While fans are speculating his retirement, their ‘Thala’ is already gearing up to put on one final show for the – ‘The last dance’. His physical fitness holds the key and Dhoni might opt to retire before the IPL 2023 but him taking a decision so soon is very unlikely. Moreover, the new Impact Player rule, is very well going to extend Dhoni’s IPL career by a year.

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Sourav Ganguly backs Virat Kohli; wants to see this star play Test cricket: ‘ I hope he is listening’

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The senior batters of the team are under fire for failing to deliver time and again in knockout matches. India were bundled out for 296 in reply to Australia’s 469 in the first innings. In the second innings, the side got all out for 234.

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Virat Kohli and Pujara both got stars in the second innings but failed to convert them into big scores. However, Ganguly is of the view that it’s not yet the time to look beyond the two batting mainstays.

“Let’s not jump to conclusions due to just one loss, India will always have talent. And I don’t think it is time to look beyond Virat (Kohli) or (Cheteshwar) Pujara. Virat is just 34,” said Ganguly on India Today.

‘Hope Hardik Pandya is listening, want to see him play Test cricket’

Further, Ganguly said he doesn’t consider IPL performances an apt criteria for selection in Test squad. The former India reckoned that there are many players in the domestic cricket who are raring to showcase their talent in front of the world, adding that India will never have dearth of quality players.

He took a few names including Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad who will keep Indian cricket in good stead. Ganguly had a special mention for Hardik Pandya who has sidelined himself from Test cricket since incurring a career-threatening back injury in 2018.

Ganguly has urged Hardik Pandya to play Test cricket for India especially in overseas conditions.

“India has enormous reserves. When you look at some of the performances. I don’t consider IPL performances if we are sticking to Test cricket. In domestic cricket there are some fantastic players and you will only find out when you give them opportunities.

“Whether it be Jaiswal or Patidar, Abhimanyu Easwaran from Bengal scores a lot of runs. Shubman Gill is young, Ruturaj Gaikwad and I hope Hardik Pandya is listening. I want to see him play Test cricket, especially in these conditions,” said Ganguly.

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Fans tear apart Shubman Gill after images with Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill had a dismal outing with the bat in the WTC Final against Australia. The opener was underwhelming in both innings and failed to score important runs for Team India as they were beaten by a mammoth 209 runs.

Unlike Team India, English Premier League club Manchester City had a different outing when the Champions League final beckoned. Man City beat Italian club Inter Milan 1-0 to win the UCL title, thus completing a treble-winning season having won the Premier League and FA Cup already.

On Tuesday (June 13), Gill posted his photo with Man City stars Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne and congratulated them on winning the three titles.

“@ManCity congratulations on the Treble,” Gill wrote in the Twitter post with the pictures.

And seeing that, Indian fans became disgruntled. Although it was a normal post and the images also seemed taken after City’s FA Cup triumph, the fans took apart the young batter with some vicious reactions.

Some told the batter to concentrate on his batting, whereas another user sarcastically advised Gill to show some kind of remorse after the damaging defeat. A frustrated fan also asked when the Indian fans will be able to congratulate the players!

Here are some of the Twitter reactions to Gill’s post-

This user had strong words to say to Shubman Gill.

“Sorry but you guys are terrible. Went to England for fun and shopping. Played like a zero. Only meant for IPL now. Pretty sad. Oh one more thing heartiest congratulations on bringing laurels to the country and winning international games,” he wrote.

A fan then trolled Gill saying both Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland don’t know who he is! And we guess they may not be that wrong.

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Asia Cup: श्रीलंका ने ACC बैठक से कुछ दिन पहले मेजबानी में दिलचस्पी दिखाईAsia Cup: Sri Lanka shows interest to host days ahead of ACC meeting

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SLC शॉर्ट नोटिस पर एशिया कप की मेजबानी के लिए तैयार है। फैसला अब ACC पर निर्भर है,” SLC के एक शीर्ष अधिकारी ने सोमवार को Cricbuzz को बताया। श्रीलंका का दावा BCI सचिव जय शाह द्वारा रविवार को अहमदाबाद में एसीसी सदस्यों को कथित तौर पर बताया गया कि भारतीय बोर्ड पाकिस्तान द्वारा सुझाए गए हाइब्रिड मॉडल का समर्थन नहीं कर रहा है।

Asia up

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पाकिस्तान क्रिकेट बोर्ड (पीसीबी) के प्रमुख नजम सेठी का हाइब्रिड मॉडल पाकिस्तान और संयुक्त UAE में एशिया कप की सह-मेजबानी का सुझाव देता है, जिसमें बाद में भारत के सभी मैचों की मेजबानी की जाती है। हालांकि, बीसीसीआई ने मॉडल की तार्किक असुविधा की ओर इशारा किया और इसके बजाय श्रीलंका में टूर्नामेंट की मेजबानी करने पर अड़ा रहा।

पाकिस्तान, जिसे आधिकारिक तौर पर एशिया कप 2023 के लिए मेजबान घोषित किया गया है, को फिलहाल कोई खरीदार नहीं मिल रहा है क्योंकि बांग्लादेश, श्रीलंका और अफगानिस्तान क्रिकेट बोर्ड, जो पहले पाकिस्तान में खेलने के लिए सहमत थे, रविवार की बैठक के बाद अब बीसीसीआई का पक्ष ले रहे हैं।

इसका मतलब यह हो सकता है कि पाकिस्तान एशिया कप और विश्व कप (इस साल के अंत में भारत में) से बाहर हो सकता है क्योंकि सेठी ने पहले कहा था कि अगर एशिया कप के लिए मेजबानी के अधिकार छीन लिए जाते हैं तो उन्हें दोनों प्रमुख टूर्नामेंटों का बहिष्कार करना होगा।

ICC के वरिष्ठ अधिकारी पाकिस्तान के दौरे पर हैं

जबकि पीसीबी अब ACC में एक अलग-थलग व्यक्ति बन गया है, बोर्ड का पासा का आखिरी रोल अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (आईसीसी) के शीर्ष अधिकारियों की पाकिस्तान की दो दिवसीय यात्रा हो सकती है।

ICC के अध्यक्ष ग्रेग बार्कले और इसके सीईओ ज्योफ एलार्डिस एकदिवसीय विश्व कप के आयोजन स्थलों पर चर्चा करने के लिए मंगलवार को लाहौर पहुंचेंगे। विश्व टेस्ट चैंपियनशिप फाइनल के दौरान अंतिम स्थलों की घोषणा होने की उम्मीद है।

पहले यह बताया गया था कि अहमदाबाद का नरेंद्र मोदी स्टेडियम एक बहुप्रतीक्षित भारत बनाम पाकिस्तान मैच की मेजबानी करेगा। हालांकि, पीसीबी ने आयोजन स्थल पर खेलने के लिए अपनी अनिच्छा दिखाई है।

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टीम मीटिंग के दौरान हार्दिक पंड्या ने मॅनॅग्मेंट के साथ बात करके ये Playing 11 खिलाड़िओ का सुझाव दिया हे तो मान के चले तो ये सभी खिलाडी अभी फॉर्म में चल रहे हे. Rashid Khan अभी पिछले सीरीज में बहुत अच्छा प्रदशन करके आ रहे हे तो वो CSK के खिलाडी पे भारी पड़ सकते हे

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