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How India can reclaim No 1 spot in ODI rankings
IMAGE: India can pip South Africa to top of ODI rankings with Sri Lanka 'Whitewash'. Photograph: ICC/Twitter India go into their One-day International series against Sri Lanka starting Sunday with the aim of winning 3-0 and overtaking South Africa to take top position in the International Cricket Council ODI Team Rankings. India, who are top-ranked in Test cricket, are on 120 points in the ODI rankings, only one point behind South Africa and will go ahead if they win the first match in ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago
India can pip South Africa to top of ODI rankings with Sri Lanka 'whitewash'
India, who are top-ranked in Test cricket, are on 120 points in the ODI rankings, only one point behind South Africa and will go ahead if they win the first match in Dharamsala on Sunday. Courtesy: PTI Dubai: India go into their One Day International series ...
 Zee News4 days ago
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India v/s Sri Lanka: Hosts can pip South Africa to top ICC ODI rankings with a whitewash
Can Rohit Sharma lead Team India to the top of the ICC ODI rankings with a 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka?
 DNA4 days ago
India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts need a whitewash to dethrone South Africa at top of ICC ODI rankings
India, who are top-ranked in Test cricket, are on 120 points in the ODI rankings, only one point behind South Africa and will go ahead if they win the first match in Dharamsala on Sunday. The post India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts need a whitewash to dethrone South ...
 First Post.com4 days ago
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Kerala's Basil Thampi in Indian team; T20, Test team announced
New Delhi: The Indian team for the T20 series against Sri Lanka and the Test matches against South Africa was announced here today. Keralite Basil Thampi has found a place in the Indian team against Sri Lanka. The selectors also named a 15-member squad for ...
 Mathrubhumi1 week ago
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Ind vs SL | Pollution is a problem: Mohammed Shami
Shami, however, was forthright in calling last two Test match wickets as not ideal for South Africa preparation
 DNA1 week ago
DNA
Team India squad for South Africa tour, Sri Lanka T20 series to be announced today
The selectors will meet in New Delhi on Monday and name the teams after the end of third day's play in Delhi Test.
 DNA1 week ago
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India squad for South Africa Tests & Lanka T20Is - Complete List
The BCCI on Monday evening announced the Indian squad for the Paytm Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka, starting December 20 . Skipper Virat Kohli, who was rested for the One Day Internationals was not recalled into the squad. So, Rohit Sharma will ...
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Selectors to name India squad for South Africa tour tonight
The national selectors will announce the squad for the upcoming tour to South Africa in a few hours from now. The selectors will also name the T20I squad against Sri Lanka tonight. The three-member selection panel led by MSK Prasad met captain Virat Kohli at ...
 Sify1 week ago
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Preparing for South Africa tour on flat tracks? Dinesh Chandimal takes brutal dig at Virat Kohli & Co
The Sri Lankan captain makes a valid point ahead of the third Test in New Delhi.
 DNA1 week ago
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Chandimal dig: India preparing for South Africa on flat tracks
Virat Kohli raised several issues with the way pitches were made for the India Vs Sri Lanka series Press Trust of India | New Delhi Last Updated at December 1, 2017 20:43 IST India Cricket team captain Virat Kohli during a practice session in New Delhi on ...
 Business Standard1 week ago
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Surprises galore as Indian squads for South Africa tour and Sri Lanka T20s announced
The All-India Senior Selection Committee met in New Delhi on Monday to pick the team for the upcoming South Africa tour as well as the T20I series against Sri Lanka. A 17-member squad has been named for the three Tests to be played at Cape Town, Centurion and ...
 DNA1 week ago
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Sri Lankan captain takes sarcastic dig at Team India
‘I am surprised they are saying they are preparing for South Africa but they are giving these pitches’ IMAGE: Sri Lanka cricket team captain Dinesh Chandimal during a practice session in New Delhi on Friday. Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI "I am not sure they are preparing for South Africa," said Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal as he took a dig at the Indian team's claims of asking for bouncy tracks in the ongoing Test series to be ready for the tough assignment against the Proteas ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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Ind vs SL: Team India's dress rehearsal on not-so-green track
As India face Sri Lanka at Kohli's home ground today, team will look to iron out creases before big-ticket tour of South Africa
 DNA1 week ago
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As SA tour beckons, Ishant's resurgence a blessing for India
In Nagpur, he extracted good bounce and movement from a batting-friendly track, which could prove crucial in South Africa with India set to face wickets that are expected to aid the faster bowlers. IMAGE: Ishant Sharma successfully appeals for the wicket of Dimuth Karunaratne on Day 1 of the 2nd Test in Nagpur. Photograph: BCCI India's batsmen plundered runs and spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin got among the wickets against Sri Lanka but it was the resurgence of paceman Ishant Sharma that ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Virat Kohli rested for South Africa ODIs, Rohit to lead
Captain Virat Kohli has been rested for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka with Rohit Sharma replacing him as the skipper."Current India captain Mr. Virat Kohli has been rested for the ODI series," BCCI said in a media release on Monday.Shreyas Iyer and Siddarth Kaul are the two new additions in the ODI team.India squad for the third Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
Bumrah, third spinner on selectors' agenda for South Africa
Whom would you want to see in India's Test squad for South Africa? See the players in contention below and swipe: The India squad for the three Tests in South Africa, originally meant to be announced last week, will finally be picked on Monday evening. The ...
 ESPN Cricinfo2 weeks ago
National Cricket Selectors to pick squad for S Africa Test series tomorrow
26 Nov 2017 The National Cricket Selectors will pick the squad for South Africa Test series in Nagpur on Monday at the end of the fourth day's play of the ongoing second Test match between India and Sri Lanka. In all, the selection committee will announce ...
 News on Air2 weeks ago
Indian Test squad for South Africa tour to be announced on Monday
In case Kohli also decides to opt out of third Test against Sri Lanka in New Delhi, starting December 2, then Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the side. Courtesy: PTI Nagpur: Virat Kohli will get much-needed rest for the second half of the Sri Lanka series ...
 Zee News2 weeks ago
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Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs, Rohit to lead
New Delhi: Days after India skipper Virat Kohli hit out at the cramped schedule of the team ahead of the crucial South Africa tour next month, the BCCI selection committee on Monday rested the 29-year-old batsman for the upcoming three-match ODI series ...
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India vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Virat Kohli might be rested for ODI series; Jasprit Bumrah in line for South Africa Tests
Virat Kohli, who has been playing non-stop cricket since Indian Premier League, will be given a month's break to recharge his batteries. The post India vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Virat Kohli might be rested for ODI series; Jasprit Bumrah in line for South Africa ...
 First Post.com2 weeks ago
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Everyone starts judging players when results come: Virat Kohli aghast at poor scheduling of South Africa
On the eve of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur, skipper Kohli expresses displeasure at the fact that Team India has no time to prepare for the South Africa tour.
 DNA2 weeks ago
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to play Nidahas Trophy trophy in March
India's 51-day tour of South Africa will come to an end on February 24, two weeks before the start of Independence Cup. New Delhi: Soon after Team India's two-month tour of South Africa gets over, Virat Kohli & Co will play a T20I tri-series for the Nidahas ...
 Zee News3 weeks ago
India vs Sri Lanka: Eden wicket good preparation for South Africa tour, says Ashish Nehra
Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the green top at the Eden Gardens here for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka will help Virat Kohli and the team to prepare for the coming South Africa tour starting January 2018. India opener KL Rahul was ...
 Zee News3 weeks ago
Eden wicket good preparation for South Africa tour: Nehra
Friday, 17 November 2017|http://www.nerve.in/news:2535003969451|channel:India " --IANS" Kolkata, Nov 17 - Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the green top at the Eden Gardens here for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka will help Virat Kohli ...
 Nerve3 weeks ago
Eden wicket is good preparation for India’s tour of South Africa: Ashish Nehra
Nehra also earmarked Mohammad Shami to come good on the South African tour.
 Zee News3 weeks ago
India look to extend dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs
India will aim to extend their dominance sans regular skipper Virat Kohli when they face Sri Lanka in the opener of the three-match One-day International rubber at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday.Kohli had asked for a break ahead of the challenging tour to ...
 Prokerala4 days ago
India can pip SA to top of ODI rankings with Lanka 'Whitewash'
India go into their One Day International series against Sri Lanka starting Sunday with the aim of winning 3-0 and overtaking South Africa to take top position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings.India, who are top-ranked in Test cricket, are on 120 points in the ...
 Business Standard4 days ago
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India v/s Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Preview: Ajinkya Rahane's form a worry as hosts aim another clean sweep
Having won five straight bilateral series apart from reaching Champions Trophy final, a 3-0 win will put India on top of ICC ODI rankings, overtaking South Africa.
 DNA4 days ago
India look to extend domination over Lanka
It is turning out to be just the year for Rohit Sharma. The talented batsman gained recognition for his leadership ability in the Indian Premier League and followed it with a much-awaited Test century in the just-concluded Delhi Test against Sri Lanka. In the ...
 Deccan Herald4 days ago
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Ajinkya Rahane's form a worry as Men in Blue aim another clean sweep
Having won five straight bilateral series apart from reaching Champions Trophy final, a 3-0 win will put India on top of ICC ODI rankings, overtaking South Africa. Courtesy: IANS Dharamsala: A horribly out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane will be aiming to get his mojo ...
 Zee News4 days ago
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Stats: After Kohli, India's other consistent performer is...
Statistical highlights of the fourth day's play of the third cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi on Tuesday IMAGE: Rohit Sharma bats during his innings of 50 n.o. Photograph: BCCI # Rohit Sharma has been a consistent performer in recent Tests. For the first time in Tests, he has recorded five successive innings of 50-plus - 82 & 51 not out vs New Zealand, followed by 102 not out, 65 & 50 not out vs Sri Lanka in the present series.   # For the first time, Rohit ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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Virat Kohli rested for T20 matches against Sri Lanka
The BCCI has announced the team for the upcoming T20 matches against Sri Lanka. Skipper Virat Kohli will be rested for the T20 matches. The team will comprise of: Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed  Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat.The BCCI also announced the squad for the Test match against South Africa. It will comprise ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
Job satisfaction is most in Test cricket: Kohli
For a man with an insatiable hunger for runs, Virat Kohli says he derives utmost job satisfaction when he shines in Test cricket, a format he has mastered "watching" teammate Cheteshwar Pujara bat for long hours.Only 29, Kohli has already established himself ...
 Business Standard1 week ago
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Record breaking Kohli, solid Vijay punish Sri Lanka
IMAGE: Virat Kohli celebrates with opener Murali Vijay. Photograph: BCCI Captain Virat Kohli and opener Murali Vijay made a mockery of sub-par Sri Lankan attack with effortless centuries as India cruised to 371 for four on the first day of the third and final cricket Test.   Skipper Kohli (156 batting), who is on a record-breaking spree, smashed his 20th hundred in company of Vijay (155) as they added 283 runs for the third wicket. PHOTOS: Kohli, Vijay hit centuries as India dominate Day ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal questions India's green-track claim
India`s team management says they have laid out fast-paced pitches to prepare for their next challenge -- a tough away Test series against South Africa in January and February. Courtesy: IANS New Delhi: Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal Friday mocked India`s ...
 Zee News1 week ago
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Chandimal plays down India's dismissive tone
India's tone about Sri Lanka in the ongoing series has been quite dismissive but touring captain Dinesh Chandimal chose to overlook it on Friday on the eve of the third and final test at the Feroz Shah Kotla. As the captain of the world’s top-ranked test ...
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Is Team India being disrespectful by looking ahead at SA tour? Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal reacts
Indian captain Virat Kohli has termed the ongoing series against Sri Lanka as preparation for the team's more challenging tour of South Africa later this month.
 DNA1 week ago
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Kotla pitch similar to Nagpur wicket: Chandimal
New Delhi: Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal on Friday expressed doubts over the Ferozeshah Kotla pitch aiding the faster bowlers at a time when India wanted to use the ongoing three-match Test rubber against the islanders to prepare for the challenging South ...
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Vijay practises with tennis balls ahead of Kotla Test
New Delhi: On the eve of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, prolific India opener Murali Vijay was seen practising with tennis balls during the team's practice session at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Friday. On being probed during the pre-match press ...
 Sify1 week ago
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Perera named new Sri Lanka limited overs skipper
New Delhi:All-rounder Thisara Perera was on Wednesday named Sri Lankas limited overs skipper, making him the seventh player to lead the islanders across different formats in 2017. Perera, who had led the depleted T20I side against Pakistan in Lahore last ...
 Mathrubhumi2 weeks ago
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Virat Kohli undecided on Sri Lanka T20s
After being rested for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, India skipper Virat Kohli might as well miss the three match T20I series against the Island nation, starting December 20. In Kohli's absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the team in ODIs. Although nothing ...
 Sify2 weeks ago
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Kohli unavailable for T20s vs Sri Lanka?
IMAGE: Virat Kohli during a press conference. Photograph: ICC/Twitter Rested from the one-dayers against Sri Lanka, India captain Virat Kohli is uncertain to play the Twenty20 series as well, and will decide on his participation after consulting the team management and the selection committee later this week.   "Virat has told the selectors that he needs some time to take a call on whether he will be playing the T20s or not. That's reason why they have not announced the T20 squad," a BCCI ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
Will skipper Kohli be rested?
Will Virat Kohli be rested for the last Test in Delhi and the limited-overs leg of the series against Sri Lanka? Will pacer Jasprit Bumrah board the flight to South Africa for the three-Test series, starting January 5 next year or chinaman Kuldeep Yadav will ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
Business Standard
India continue to dominate Sri Lanka with Kohli's 19th Test ton
India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday set another milestone as he scored 19th Test century of his cricket career while batting Sri Lanka out of the Nagpur Test, here at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.The captain fantastic's recent century also brings ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago
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Pujara, Vijay hit centuries; India end day two at 312-2
Nagpur: Opener Murali Vijay added to the selection conundrum with a patient 128 and was ably complemented by Run Machine Cheteshwar Pujaras unbeaten 121 as India grinded a mediocre Sri Lankan attack on the second day of the second cricket Test, here. Pujara ...
 Mathrubhumi2 weeks ago
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Want to contribute whenever I get opportunity: Vijay
Scorecard: 2nd Test | IND vs SL - Schedule | Full Coverage Nagpur: India opener Murali Vijay on Saturday admitted that it is not easy to be ignored despite batting well but said as a professional he has accepted that and wants to contribute whenever given a ...
 Sify2 weeks ago
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Want to contribute whenever I get a chance: Vijay
IMAGE: Maurali Vijay hits out. Photograph: BCCI His surprise omission from the Playing XI on EdenGardens green top in the first Test against Sri Lanka may have raised eyebrows but opener Murali Vijay has accepted the "difficult situation" of fighting for his spot with multiple contenders and said he is "used to it by now". India's most technically accomplished opener at the moment, Vijay was out of the team due to wrist fracture and made a comeback during the home series against Sri Lanka ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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India v/s Sri Lanka | 2nd Test, Day 1: Virat Kohli springs surprise by picking Rohit Sharma over 5th bowler
The only logic in giving Rohit a game here is to give him game time ahead of the tour of South Africa for whose conditions captain Virat Kohli had said on Thursday that there was hardly any time to prepare
 DNA2 weeks ago
India look to seize the initiative
Number 50 seems to be the flavour of the series between India and Sri Lanka. No sooner had Virat Kohli brought up his 50th international hundred on the final day in the first Test in Kolkata than Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed his 50th Test wicket, dismissing ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2: Cheteshwar Pujara notches up 14th hundred, becomes first Indian to hit thousand runs in 2017
Two other players to have achieved the feat are Dean Elgar of South Africa (1097 in 11 Tests) and Lankan Dimuth Karunaratne (1000 in 12 Tests). Courtesy: PTI New Delhi: Imperious Cheteshwar Pujara notched up his 14th hundred during second day's play of Nagpur ...
 Zee News2 weeks ago
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'Lively greentops' likely for Nagpur and Delhi Tests
IND vs SL - Revised Schedule | Full Coverage After India overcame their opening-day blues against Sri Lanka to end the Eden Classic on top , there may be more 'green tops' on offer in the next two Tests as well. If media reports are to be believed, India are ...
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Test humdingers that rival the India-Sri Lanka Eden Gardens finish
What is it about close finishes? The gripping Test between India and Sri Lanka was a nail biter that had most die-hard fans and even neutrals on the edge of their seats. Did India deserve to win? Should they have bowled their overs faster? Could they have ...
 Sify3 weeks ago
Green pitches likely in Nagpur and Delhi too
India are likely to play the final two Tests of the Sri Lanka series on pitches helpful for fast bowlers as preparation for the forthcoming South Africa tour, which starts on January 5 in Cape Town. The second Test of the Sri Lanka series will be played from ...
 ESPN Cricinfo3 weeks ago
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Cheteshwar Pujara achieves rare feat
Scorecard: Eden Test | IND vs SL - Schedule | Full Coverage Kolkata: India's Test ace Cheteshwar Pujara achieved a rare feat on Monday when he came out to bat with Lokesh Rahul on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The in-form Saurashtra man ...
 Sify3 weeks ago
DNA
India v/s Sri Lanka: Eden Gardens wicket is good preparation for SA tour, says Ashish Nehra
Nehra feels the Indian batsmen might be struggling in overcast conditions on a green top in Kolkata, but it provides them with the perfect opportunity to prepare for the gruelling overseas tour of South Africa.
 DNA3 weeks ago
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Overdose of cricket against same opposition needs to be analysed: Kohli
Kolkata: The overdose of India playing the same opposition in Sri Lanka twice in three months, which might drive the cricket fans away, needs to be analysed, skipper Virat Kohli said on Wednesday. India played the Sri Lankans in their own lair in July-August ...
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Sri Lanka unlikely to break Test duck in India
IND vs SL - Schedule | Full Coverage Mumbai: Sri Lanka have never won a Test in India and with Virat Kohli’s men on a run of near-flawless home form, the visitors are unlikely to break their duck in a three-match series starting in Kolkata on Thursday. In a ...
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'Ashwin has more variations than Jadeja, Kuldeep'
IND vs SL - Schedule | Full Coverage Ahead of his side's three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Monday revealed the toughest Indian bowlers whom he kept to. Saha insisted that keeping to the likes of seamers Ishant ...
 Sify4 weeks ago
Eden wicket is a good preparation for SA tour, says Nehra
Just-retired pacer Ashish Nehra today rated Indian bowling attack as one of the best and said the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka on a "green" Eden wicket is an ideal preparation for the hosts ahead of their gruelling tour of South Africa. India will ...
 Deccan Herald3 weeks ago
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Eden wicket good preparation for South Africa tour: Nehra
Kolkata: Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the green top at the Eden Gardens here for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka will help Virat Kohli and the team to prepare for the upcoming South Africa tour starting January 2018. "The Eden wicket ...
 Sify3 weeks ago
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Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs, Rohit to lead India
IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli. Photograph: BCCI India captain Virat Kohli was on Monday rested for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka but will play the third and final Test, starting in Delhi on Saturday. Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja continued to be ignored in the 50-over format, a clear indication that they are not in the immediate scheme of things in this format. Rohit Sharma takes over as the skipper for the three-match ODI series against the Lankans.   ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

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