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Cricket: Finally, India have a No. 4

Team India’s middle-order muddle is only well known, and perhaps reached a crescendo in 2019 when it became a key factor in their ODI World Cup semi-final exit. Nearly 12 different batsmen had been trialled at number four during the two-year experimentation phase before that tournament — all of it had come to nought with an inexperienced Rishabh Pant handed a job he couldn’t execute.

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  • India will play five T20 Internationals, three One Day Internationals and two Test matches with Kane Williamson-led Kiwis between January 24 and March 4. “We are delighted to be among the sponsors for the New Zealand-India series,” said Robin Raina, chairman and CEO, Ebix. As per Raina, the tie-up with New Zealand is a reflection of their commitment for sports.

    Indian captain Virat Kohli won the 'Spirit of Cricket' award for stopping fans from booing Australia's Steve Smith during their World Cup match at the Oval, the ICC said in a statement.

    Making Rahul move up and down the order so regularly is not beneficial for him, or the team. At a time when India are tinkering with more than one position in the middle order, Rahul’s success should be used to plug at least one gap. If the team doesn’t think he is a long-term option as an opener, then the most elegant solution would be to nail him down at No. 4.

    The moment, titled 'Carried On the Shoulders Of A Nation', refers to the Indian team's celebration of the 2011 World Cup triumph.

    Taufel admits that the trauma inflicted by the incident still lurks in his subconscious.

    The left-hander's strike rate in the shortest format has been an issue for a while and that is one thing he must address in the remaining two matches against Sri Lanka. The fact that Dhawan is coming back from an injury, one of the many he suffered in 2019, makes his task all the more challenging.

    Kalra, whose age as per BCCI records is 20 years 351 days, last week played for Delhi U-23 against Bengal and scored 80. He was in line to replace senior opener Shikhar Dhawan in the Ranji squad but as it now stands, he will not play any further.

    The lack of a BCCI central contract for the two-time former World Cup winning captain has sparked fresh rumours of his retirement in the last few days but Srinivasan, who is the vice-president and managing director of Indian Cements, owners of CSK, made it clear that Dhoni will continue to play for his franchise.

    At a time when bilateral ODI series are fast losing relevance, the three-match rubber between two top teams could give a fresh lease of life to the format. The high-voltage rivalries that fans enjoy will be back as Rohit Sharma's elegance will be pitted against enforcer David Warner while the Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith duel will resume in earnest.

    Dale Steyn, who retired from Test cricket last year, has been battling to keep his career alive in the other two formats despite being hampered by a recurring shoulder injury. The 36-year-old is currently playing in the BBL. He picked the career-threatening shoulder injury in 2016 and appeared in just eight Tests, nine ODIs and two T20 Internationals since.

    India were in for quite a bit of pain when New Zealand knocked them out in the World Cup semifinals.

    From an Indian standpoint, stakes for cricket and Olympic sports are equally high this year. From Tokyo Olympics to the ongoing World Test Championship to the T20 World Cup in Australia, 2020 is a massive year. In February, we have the women’s T20 world cup which promises much for the women’s game in India.

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