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Sunil Gavaskar backs Dinesh Karthik to make India comeback, says don’t look at his age, just look at what he is producing

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Team India batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has backed Dinesh Karthik as a finisher in team India squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held in Australia. He can be a part of India’s squad in the upcoming T20 World Cup. He can play the finisher’s role with perfection in team India, Gavaskar said.

Speaking with Star Sports, the official broadcaster of IPL 2022, Gavaskar said that said he wants to be a part of the Indian Team for the T20 World Cup. So don’t look at his age, just look at what he’s producing, team India’s legendary batter said.

Karthik is just changing the complexion of the game with his performance and is doing it for his team. However, he is doing the job that the management can expect him to do at number 6 or 7 at the T20 World Cup which was held in Dubai in October-November last year, Gavaskar said.

Dinesh Karthik’s back-to-back knocks for his new franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore has forced Gavaskar to rethink about him as a finisher in team India.

Karthik has been impressive with the bat in the ongoing IPL 2022, and the 36-year-old wishes to play for his country to help the team win the World Cup this year.

Karthik has reinvented himself as a finisher, as it was the job that was given to him by the RCB management after AB de Villiers called time on his playing career. He has been in excellent form for RCB, scoring 197 runs at a strike rate of 209.57 with one half-century and an average of 197.00.

Having played six games so far, he has managed to remain unbeaten on five occasions and his strike rate accounts for 209.57 as his scores this season read 32(14), 14(7), 44(23), 7(2), 34(14), 66*(34).

And ahead of today’s encounter between the RCB and Lucknow Super Giants at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Gavaskar opined that Karthik will be the player to watch out for.

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AUS vs WI Test: Ricky Ponting rushed to Perth hospital around lunch time, former Aussie skipper was doing commentary on Day 3

The news has also scared the cricket fraternity, as you know that former Australian cricketer Shane Warne also died due to a sudden heart attack.

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AUS vs WI Test: Ricky Ponting rushed to Perth hospital around lunch time, former Aussie skipper was doing commentary on Day 3

Australia’s former skipper Ricky Ponting has been rushed to hospital after he complained of uneasiness on Day three of AUS vs WI Test match. The 47-year-old was doing commentary and felt fine in the morning, but around lunch time the former Aussie batter was rushed to a Perth Hospital.

For the unversed, West Indies and host Australia are playing the first Test match of the series at the Optus Stadium in Perth. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting joined the series as a commentator. According to several reports, on Friday, he suddenly felt pain in his heart and was taken to the hospital in a hurry.

He is currently admitted in a Perth hospital. However, the local website has reportedly confirmed that is Ricky Ponting is feeling fine and had gone to the hospital as a precaution as he was feeling unwell.

On the first day of the first Test match, Ricky Ponting shared a photo on social media, in which fellow cricketers included in the commentary panel, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer were standing next to him.

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Ricky Ponting’s Fans are praying for his well being on social media. The news has also scared the cricket fraternity, as you know that former Australian cricketer Shane Warne also died due to a sudden heart attack. Prayers have been pouring in from all corners of the world for the former Australian skipper.

On the game front, on the the third day of the Australia vs West Indies Test match Australia stands in a very strong position. Coming to bat first after winning the toss, Australia scored 598 runs on the loss of 4 wickets.

Marenas Labushnaya (204) and Steve Smith (200) scored double centuries. West Indies’ first innings was very poor, the team was all out for 283 runs. Currently, Australia is playing its second innings.

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IPL 2023: Dwayne Bravo announces retirement from IPL, will serve as bowling coach of CSK

Bravo joined Chennai Super Kings in 2011 and since then he has been an integral part of the franchise.

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West Indies legendary all-rounder and Indian Premiere League’s leading wicket taker. Dwayne Bravo has called time on his playing career in the league. But the cricketer will stay associated with the league as CSK’s bowling coach.

Bravo joined Chennai Super Kings in 2011 and since then he has been an integral part of the franchise. But now the team will have to perform without their most dependable bowler. However, Bravo made the announcement and said that he will work in different capacity but will stay with CSK only.

Bravo said that he looking forward to this new journey because it’s something he sees himself doing after his playing days are fully over. Bravo said that he enjoyed working with bowlers and it’s a role that he’s the most excited about. Bravo thinks that from player to coach, he will not have to adjust much because while playing, he has worked with bowlers and has tried to come up with plans and ideas on how to have that one step ahead of the batsmen. The only difference is that he will no longer be standing at mid-on or mid-off, said Dwayne Bravo.

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For the unversed, DJ Bravo is the highest-ever wicket-taker in the history of IPL. He had 183 wickets from 161 matches to his name. The West Indies origin all-rounder has also scored 1560 runs at a strike rate of around 130.

Not everyone knows that he played for Mumbai Indians for the fist three editions of Indian Premiere League and since 2011 he was the integral part of Chennai Super Kings’ IPL victories. The Yellow Army lifted the trophy in 2011, 2018, and 2021 and the Champions League T20 victory in 2014. Dwayne Bravo was also the first player to win the Purple Cap for most wickets in an IPL season twice in 2013 and later in 2015.

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IND vs BAN: Men In Blue train in Dhaka ahead of the 50 overs battle, Indian players from New Zealand tour will join seniors today

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IND vs BAN: Men In Blue train in Dhaka ahead of the 50 overs battle, Indian players from New Zealand tour will join seniors today

While the Indian superstars had resumed training back home, they will be hitting the nets on Friday to assess the conditions.

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IND vs BAN: Men In Blue train in Dhaka ahead of the 50 overs battle, Indian players from New Zealand tour will join seniors today

With only few months left for the ODI World Cup 2023, Team India is tuning into the ODI mode. Men In Blue have reached Bangladesh for the 3-match ODI series and have started the prep in Dhaka. After their T20 World Cup debacle, Rohit Sharma and co are back for their last bilateral series of 2022. The first IND vs BAN encounter from the three-match series will take place on Sunday.

Team India along with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma had reached Dhaka on Thursday. After a very short journey, the Men in Blue have start their preparations from today. Players like Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and others will reach Dhaka by today evening as their New Zealand tour got over. Meanwhile, for the first time since July, India will have their full ODI squad.

While the Indian superstars had resumed training back home, they will be hitting the nets on Friday to assess the conditions. Rahul Dravid’s team has been dominating in the subcontinent. Therefore, they are expected to catch on to the surface quickly. The onus will be on Rohit, Rahul and Pant to score some runs in the series as they failed to do so in T20 World Cup 2022.

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On the other hand, Virat Kohli also scored runs in the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup. However, he will be eyeing to break the drought of ODI centuries. Dhawan’s strike rate remains a topic of discussion. While Shreyas Iyer, Rahul and Suryakumar are all suitable for a secluded spot. Also, the bowling has no straightforward solution and neither can add to the puzzlement of Rohit. Hence, the training sessions have been scheduled to provide clarity to the team management as well.

IND vs BAN Squads

Bangladesh ODI squad: Yasir Ali, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (C and wk), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraj, Liton Das, Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmood, Ebadat Hossain and Nasum Ahmed.

India ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen.

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