KKR skipper Eoin Morgan too praised Narine’s batting effort, saying, “When it comes off (with our batting order), it looks quite deep. Narine is a cool customer and is very level-headed.”
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The 21-year-old from Jammu has got everyone excited with his raw pace and clocked 152.95 kph during the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Wednesday. Kohli was paying attention and was quite excited by what he saw.
The Virat Kohli-led RCB are currently at third spot with 12 points from 10 matches and a win over RR will virtually put them in the play-offs.
RCB, who have never won an IPL title, had earlier lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets in the opening match of the second leg of the tournament here where they could only score a dismal 92 runs.
Steyn also hinted that Kohli could have taken the decision on captaincy to pre-empt criticism if he doesn’t perform in the IPL.
Kohli has taken the decision to manage his workload, which has been quite high in the last 5-6 years as he has led India in all three formats.
With dressing room drifting away, Kohli quits T20 captaincy but it might not safeguard 50-over leadership
While Kohli has maintained that he would remain captain in the other two formats, one can’t say with absolute certainty that he will be India’s 50-over skipper going into the 2023 World Cup at home.
Through his official Twitter account, Kohli has thanked everyone who have supported him in his journey as the captain of the Indian team in all formats.
With Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams, Finn Allen, Kane Richardson and Washington Sundar unavailable for the second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE due to various reasons, RCB have roped in Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Tim David, George Garton and Akash Deep as their replacements.
While Kohli has been very successful in Test cricket, the onus of leading the side in limited-overs cricket could fall on Sharma because of the former’s failure to guide the side to victory in ICC events despite having some of the best bowlers and batters in the game.
After the first Test ended in a draw, India won the second at Lord’s to script a memorable. In the next match, however, England thrashed India by an innings and 76 runs to draw level.
Rohit’s scores of 19 and 59 in the third Test lifted him one place to a career-best fifth position, seven rating points more than Kohli for an aggregate of 773.
Kohli’s last international hundred came in November 2019 and though he has scored a couple of 40s in the series so far, the expectations are always sky high from the skipper.
Snapped by RCB for a whopping 15 crores in the auction, Jamieson has scalped nine wickets and made 56 runs with the bat in seven matches of IPL 2021.
The Test win at Lord’s has certainly released a lot of pressure off Kohli but he is well aware that his captaincy future hinges on the team’s performance in UAE where they start against arch-rivals Pakistan.
The pace quartet of Bumrah, Shami, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj then destroyed the England batting, bowling out the hosts for a paltry 120 with 8.1 overs remaining.
Ishant Sharma replaces an injured Shardul Thakur in the lone change in the Indian playing eleven.
India went from 97 for no loss to 112/4 as the Indian batsmen fell to swing from James Anderson as well as a run out [of Rahane].
While Azharuddin had led India in 221 matches, Dhoni led India in 332 matches. Dhoni retired from Test cricket in December 2014 after which Kohli became India’s captain in the longest format of the game.
Sam Curran was handed the man-of-the match award for his heroic 83-ball 95 not out in a lost cause as India won the third ODI by seven runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1.
Kohli, who slammed an unbeaten 80 off 52 balls coming in as an opener in the series against England, is now the highest ranked from India ahead of K L Rahul.
‘I am going to open in the IPL’, says Virat Kohli and talks about his future as opener for Team India
“The fact that Rishabh and Shreyas didn’t even come to bat and we still got to 224 is a testimony to the batting depth,” said skipper Virat Kohli after the 36-run win that gave India the series 3-2.
Virat Kohli first Indian cricketer to mark 100 millions followers on Instagram; Joins elites like Messi and Beyonce
Kohli, who attains the top spot in ICC’s ODI batting rankings, made his debut in the format in August 2008. The Indian skipper has scored 12,040 runs in 251 ODIs at an average of 59.31.
Sharma and Kohli, both 32, first met on the sets of a commercial and dated for four years before getting married in a private ceremony in Italy on December 11, 2017.
Ever since he arrived from Australia after leading India in the first Test defeat at the Adelaide Oval, the world’ No. 2 Test batsman in ICC rankings has been following India’s progress and tweeting about it.