I was all ready, padded up, had taken injection as well: Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday said he was mentally prepared to bat for 10-15 overs despite a fractured thumb, having taken a painkiller injection during the drawn third Test against Australia at Sydney. Jadeja had sustained a thumb injury while batting in the first innings of the Sydney Test and was … Read more I was all ready, padded up, had taken injection as well: Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

Despite injury, Jadeja says he was prepared to bat at Sydney Test

“I was all ready, padded up. Had taken the injection as well.,” the injured all-rounder said. India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday said he was mentally prepared to bat for 10-15 overs despite a fractured thumb, having taken a painkiller injection during the drawn third Test against Australia at Sydney. Jadeja had sustained a … Read more Despite injury, Jadeja says he was prepared to bat at Sydney Test

Jadeja’s rise as an all-rounder is a huge bonus for India: Bharat Arun | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: He might have hogged the limelight for his four wickets in the third Test or for his electric fielding effort that saw him brilliantly run out Steve Smith. But bowling coach Bharat Arun feels the rise of Ravindra Jadeja as an all-rounder is a huge bonus for India. Before being ruled out of … Read more Jadeja’s rise as an all-rounder is a huge bonus for India: Bharat Arun | Cricket News – Times of India

Life beyond Kohli and other takeaways from India-Aus series – Times of India

We live in an era of instant gratification, of extreme hyperbole and recency bias, so it is with pleasure one can say that India’s series win in Australia was their greatest achievement in the history of playing the great game. Not often does history reveal itself even as it is unfolding, but the manner in … Read more Life beyond Kohli and other takeaways from India-Aus series – Times of India

Pant is a match-winner, that’s why we prefer to play him abroad, says India coach Shastri

BRISBANE: His glove-work has often attracted criticism but the Indian team firmly backs Rishabh Pant since he is a “match-winner” and an impact player on foreign soil, India head coach Ravi Shastri eulogised the young wicket-keeper after he shaped side’s phenomenal win in the Brisbane Test. Pant (89 not out off 138 balls) held his … Read more Pant is a match-winner, that’s why we prefer to play him abroad, says India coach Shastri

Breakdown of Indian bowlers raises questions on physios’ workload and injury management role

NEW DELHI: Navdeep Saini’s breakdown after bowling only 7.5 overs due to a groin injury on the first day of the fourth Test has raised some serious questions about the work done by national team’s trainers and physios. As the Australian tour hits its business end, the Indian team’s list of injuries will make it … Read more Breakdown of Indian bowlers raises questions on physios’ workload and injury management role

Virat Kohli is best batsman in white-ball cricket, says Sri Lankan pacer Isuru Udana

ABU DHABI: India skipper Virat Kohli is the best white-ball batsman in the game right now, according to his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Sri Lankan pacer Isuru Udana, who also named Ravindra Jadeja as the top all-rounder in this format. Speaking about the best players in white ball cricket, Udana picked Australian pace ace Mitchell … Read more Virat Kohli is best batsman in white-ball cricket, says Sri Lankan pacer Isuru Udana

India vs Australia: Washington Sundar to Replace Ravindra Jadeja in XI? Hints from the Nets

India’s weakness in the lower middle-order batting as well as bowling could present an opportunity to all-rounder Washington Sundar in the fourth and final Test that begins at the Gabba here on Friday. India vs Australia: Ricky Ponting Says Sending Rishabh Pant Up the Order in Sydney a ‘Masterstroke’ The right arm off-break bowler and … Read more India vs Australia: Washington Sundar to Replace Ravindra Jadeja in XI? Hints from the Nets

Brisbane Test: It’s still not advantage Australia, believes Nathan Lyon | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: It’s still not advantage Australia, believes the country’s leading spinner Nathan Lyon, despite playing the series-deciding fourth Test against an injury-ravaged Indian team at a venue where the home team’s record is second to none. The seasoned campaigner refused to overlook the grit and gumption showed by the Indians in the drawn third Test … Read more Brisbane Test: It’s still not advantage Australia, believes Nathan Lyon | Cricket News – Times of India

India vs Australia: Justin Langer suggests IPL to blame for injury-wracked Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Australia coach Justin Langer suggested Wednesday the delayed Indian Premier League was to blame for so many injuries marring Australia’s blockbuster series’ with India. The short-form extravaganza normally begins in March, but along with other major international sporting events was postponed as countries went into coronavirus lockdowns. It was then moved to the United … Read more India vs Australia: Justin Langer suggests IPL to blame for injury-wracked Test series | Cricket News – Times of India