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Virat Kohli lavishes praise on Rajat Patidar after his heroic ton against LSG in IPL 2022 Eliminator, says what he did was very very special

In a game where legend RCB batters like Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell failed to deliver, Patidar stood tall and slammed an unbeaten 112 off just 54 balls to help the RCB to beat Lucknow by 14 runs.

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Former RCB skipper Virat Kohli has showered praise on Rajat Patidar after the his sensational match-winning century against Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022 Eliminator on Wednesday at Kolkata’s Eden Garden.

Following the game, Kohli interviewed Patidar and lavished praise on his match-winning knock. He has seen many impact innings and many innings under pressure over so many years but have not seen many better than how Rajat played today, he said.

Under pressure, big game, first uncapped player, Kohli said.

Lavishing praise on his teammate, Kohli said What Patidar did was very very special, he don’t think that anyone should take that for granted. Everyone should understand the excellence of the innings and appreciate as a cricketer to watch an innings like that, he said.

In a game where legend RCB batters like Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell failed to deliver, Patidar stood tall and slammed an unbeaten 112 off just 54 balls to help the RCB to beat Lucknow by 14 runs. The batter raced away to his fifty off 28 balls and scored his next fifty off just 21 balls to reach his century in 49 deliveries.

Read Also: IPL 2022: RCB breaks the elimination jinx, defeats Lucknow Super Giants with 14 runs

The RCB’s replacement player Rajat Patidar hit an unbeaten 112 to become the first uncapped player in the history of IPL to score a century in the play-offs.

With the help of his stunning knock, RCB recovered from 86 for 3 and posted a massive total of 207 for 4.

After this win, RCB is two win away from their first ever IPL title and the franchise will face Rajasthan Rooyals on Friday in the Qualifier 2 at Gujarat’s Narendra Modi Stadium. However, the winners will take on Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 final after two days at the same venue.

The Rajasthan Royals have not made it to the final of the IPL since 2008 while RCB last played in the final in 2016. The Royals have won the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008.

Royals had lost to Gujarat Titans in the Qualifier 1 and will have another chance to play IPL 2022 final after winning Qualifier 2.

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India Vs Australia 2023 Schedule updates: Check Team India full fixtures and match venues for ODI series

All rounder Washinton Sundar and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also been picked for the three match one day international series. All rounder Axar Patel who had a hamstring injury will be available for the third match in the series.

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India Vs Australia 2023 Schedule updates: Check Team India full fixtures and match venues for ODI series

Expectations are high as India take on Australia in the three match one day international series. Two teams have been announced by India for the crucial ODI series against the mighty Australian side. Captain Rohit Sharma, vice captain Hardik Pandya, batting superstar Virat Kohli and in form spinner Kuldeep Yadav will be unavailable in the first two matches of the ODI series against Australia.

All rounder Washinton Sundar and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also been picked for the three match one day international series. All rounder Axar Patel who had a hamstring injury will be available for the third match in the series.

Match                                    Date                                            Venue

India Vs Australia, 1st ODI    22nd September (Friday)             Mohali

India Vs Australia, 2nd ODI   24th September (Sunday)           Indore

India Vs Australia, 3rd ODI     27th September (Wednesday)     Rajkot

All three matches of the India Vs Australia Series can be seen on live stream in India on Jio Cinema. The matches will start at 1:30pm onwards.

After making a remarkable comeback to international cricket in the Asia Cup Wicket Keeper- Batsman KL Rahul will captain the Indian team in the first two games of the ODI series against Australia. Indian Middle order batsman Shreyas Iyer will play the whole series. Iyer missed crucial matches in the Asia Cup due to back spasms. SuryaKumar who did not get a chance to play in the Asia Cup will make a comeback in the series against Australia.

Indian Team for first two matches:

KL Rahul(c), Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Suya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Prasidh Krishna and Tilak Verma

Indian Team for final ODI:

Rohit Sharma (c),KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, SuryaKumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Axar Patel,Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli,Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur

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Watch: India’s jersey for ICC World Cup 2023 unvieled

Adidas India’s kit partners also released an anthem of their own for the Indian Cricket Team. The anthem is 2 minute 21 second long. The anthem is called Impossible Nahi Yeh Sapna, 3 Ka Dream hai Apna.

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Watch: India’s jersey for ICC World Cup 2023 unvieled

There is a major change to the jersey that India wore in the the recent Asia Cup 2023. The white stripes have been replaced by India’s tri colour. The jerseys worn by Kohli, Rohit and others in the video has orange, white and green stripes on the shoulder. Social media users hailed the change from Adidas. Netizens said it is a master stroke and the tri colours has taken India’s World Cup jersey to a whole new level.

There will be no Dream 11 logo during the World Cup as according to ICC norms only the team’s name should be visible in the centre of the jersey. India has not won an ICC title since the Champion’s trophy in 2013. India is seen as one of the favourites to win the World Cup.

ICC launched the anthem of the ICC World cup 2023 on Wednesday. The anthem has Dil Jashn Bole has got mixed reviews on social media. Adidas India’s kit partners also released an anthem of their own for the Indian Cricket Team. The anthem is 2 minute 21 second long. The anthem is called Impossible Nahi Yeh Sapna, 3 Ka Dream hai Apna.

The Adidas Anthem has India Captain Rohit Sharma, Superstar Virat Kohli, vice-captain Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, pacers Shardul Thakur, Spinner Kuldeep Yadav and all rounder Ravindra Jadeja. The videos has a catchy rap which gives the message to put an end to India’s long wait to win an ICC trophy. The video also gives a sneak peak into India’s World Cup jersey

The main reason due to the favourable home conditions, recent form and a strong team. India has warmed up nicely by becoming the Asia Cup Champions eighth time in a row. India will start their World Cup journey against Australia on October 8 in Chennai. The first match of the World Cup will start with England Vs New Zealand in Ahmedabad.

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Delhi Police praises Mohammed Siraj’s excellent performance in Asia Cup Finals on social media

Siraj performance with the ball was top notch as he dismantled the Sri Lankan batting lineup. He took six wickets in the match bringing the Indian team in a dominant position.

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Delhi Police praises Mohammed Siraj’s excellent performance in Asia Cup Finals on social media

Indian pace bowler Mohammed Siraj’s exceptional bowling performance against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final not only recieved praise from fans all over the world but the Delhi Police social media team as well. They tweeted there would be no speed challans for Siraj today. This implied his fast paced bowling was not only permissible but highly appreciated as well.

Siraj performance with the ball was top notch as he dismantled the Sri Lankan batting lineup. He took six wickets in the match bringing the Indian team in a dominant position. Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah supported Siraj by taking three wickets and one wicket respectively. The Indian bowlers bowled out the Sri Lankan team for 50 runs only. This set the stage for the victory of the Indian team in the Asia Cup.

The highlight of the match was Siraj’s outstanding performance with the ball. He took his first five wickets in just 16 balls. This is the fastest five wicket haul by a bowler in one day international history. He took the wickets of Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samaraiwickrama and Pathum NIssanka and demolished the Sri Lankan batting lineup.

The match did not start on a smooth note rain caused weather delay in the match. The Sri Lankan Captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and chose to bat first against India. The match turned out to be memorable for Mohammed Siraj. He became the fourth bowler in ODI history to take four wickets in an over.

Anand Mahindra appreciated Mohammed Siraj in a post on X as the Indian cricketer decided to donate the player of the match cash prize to Colombo Ground staff. Anand Mahindra wrote on X he had just one word for Mohammed Siraj Class which comes from within. After he received the player of the match award, he decided to give away the cash to ground staff in Colombo.

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