With only practice game before three back-to-back Tests in Galle, Colombo and Pallekele, openers Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and the returning KL Rahul were seen practising in full swing.
It is the first tour that India undertake with Ravi Shastri as their head coach and also Virat Kohli’s second away series as India’s full-time captain apart from the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. India play Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle on July 26.
With the win against RPS in IPL 10 final, MI became the first team in IPL history to lift the trophy three times. Chasing 130 to win in Hyderabad, RPS faltered in the task with Mumbai scripting a dramatic turnaround to win the match and the title.
Rohit Sharma, who was rested for India’s tour to West Indies, has been selected in the Test squad for Sri Lanka in place of Karun Nair. The Sri Lanka tour will begin on 26 July which will include three Tests, five ODIs and a T20.
On this day in 2007, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma made his debut in ODI format against Ireland at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast. The right-hander didn’t get a chance to bat as India chased down a revised target of 171 runs in 34.5 overs to win the match by 9 wickets.
Chasing a target of 339, team India was off to a shaky start as they lost opener Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli early. Mohammad Amir struck thrice to push India on the backfoot.
Rohit Sharma said his focus in terms of batting technique over the last few years has been incessantly based on ‘balance’. He revealed how his promotion in the order during Champions Trophy 2013 had allowed him to do so, and also subsequently transformed his career.
Shikhar Dhawan posted an image on his Instagram in which he is having lunch with teammates Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma and the families of the players. India play Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma has stepped up for India and smashed a blistering 123-run knock against Bangladesh, becoming the second highest scorer in the tournament with 304 runs, just 13 runs short of Shikhar Dhawan. But, he’s been rested for India’s upcoming tour of West Indies.
Rohit Sharma has been omitted from India’s tour to the West Indies alongside Jasprit Bumrah while Rishabh Pant and Kuldeep Yadav have come in as replacements. India play five ODIs and a solitary T20 in the Caribbean immediately following the Champions Trophy.
Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 123 against Bangladesh in the second semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 guided India to a comprehensive win by 9 wickets and helped them marched into the finals to set up a title clash with arch rivals Pakistan.
It was basically men against boys. After days of chatter, claims and counter-claims, Bangladesh came woefully short on the field. A target of 265 was never going to be enough, with the lowest total successfully defended in this Champions Trophy has been 299.
Rishabh Pant and Kuldeep Yadav have been selected for India’s limited-overs tour to the West Indies, which commences right after the ongoing Champions Trophy. Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for the tour.
Imperious India to meet arch-rivals Pakistan again, this time in the Champions Trophy final, after their comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli put up a brilliant show with the bat for the defending champions.
India made light work of the target of 265 set by Bangladesh. Led by a century from Rohit Sharma and a 96 from captain Virat Kohli, India chased down the target with just under 10 overs to spare. India will now face Pakistan in the final on Sunday.