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Rahul Dravid Birthday: From Sachin Tendulkar to Mithali Raj, wishes pour in as team India head coach turns 49

On Rahul Dravid’s 49th birthday, from Sachin Tendulkar to Mithali Raj, the cricket fraternity poured wishes on Twitter to celebrate the Wall’s birthday. Have a look at some of the best tweets.

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Former Indian cricket team captain and current head coach of the national team, Rahul Dravid is celebrating his 49th birthday on January 11, 2022. From being an extraordinary batsman for the Indian team to become the head coach of team India, his journey in cricket has been quite exemplary.

Dravid in his cricketing career has played 164 Tests, 344 ODIs, and one T20I for team India. He has scored 24,208 international runs in 509 matches he played for the Men in Blue. He also has 48 international centuries on his name.

Known for his temperament in Test cricket, Rahul Dravid’s record in ODI cricket is also impressive. With an average of 39.15 in 340 ODI matches, he has scored 10,768 runs in the 50-over format of the game.

On his 49th birthday, from Sachin Tendulkar to Mithali Raj, the cricket fraternity poured wishes on Twitter to celebrate the Wall’s birthday. Have a look at some of the best tweets.

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Dravid is currently in South Africa, where team India is playing a Test series and an ODI series. On his birthday i.e., January 11, team India will be facing South Africa in the third and last Test match of the series against South Africa in Cape Town. After winning the first Test match in Centurion, team India lost the Johannesburg Test. The Cape Town Test match will be the decider for the series.

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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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