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Cricket News Daily Wrap, January 24: India Thrash New Zealand to Claim Top Spot in ICC ODI Rankings

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By: Cricketnext Staff


Last Updated: January 25, 2023, 00:07 IST

New Delhi, India

Shubman Gill celebrates his century against New Zealand.
Shubman Gill celebrates his century against New Zealand.

Hello everyone and welcome to our coverage of the events from the world of cricket today. Stick with us through your Tuesday for the latest updates. On Monday, India head coach Rahul Dravid on Monday denied that his team has adopted split captaincy.

Since India’s unceremonious semifinal exit from the T20 World Cup last year, there is speculation over the future of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the shortest format.

The three have not featured in any T20 game since the World Cup semifinal against England in November, missing the series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka. They will also miss the three games Read More

Jan 25, 2023 00:06 IST

Ravindra Jadeja Remains Wicket-less on Returns

Returning to competitive cricket after close to six months, India’s premier all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja went wicket-less in his 17 overs on a slow Chepauk pitch, as Tamil Nadu made 183/4 against Saurashtra in their Ranji Trophy match on Tuesday. In the presence of national selector Sridharan Sharath, who was seen talking to Jadeja after the first day’s play, the star left-arm spinner’s fitness was put to test ahead of the Australia Test series. (Read Full Story)

Jan 24, 2023 23:12 IST

'People Call Him Magician in The Squad': Rohit Sharma

Team India captain Rohit Sharma reserved big praises for his Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav who pulled India back in the game with wickets in the middle over to outclass New Zealand in the third ODI match at Holkar Stadium, Indore. Thakur and Kuldeep shared three-wicket each to pin the Kiwis down as India emerged victorious by 90 runs to complete a 3-0 whitewash. (Read Full Story Here)

Jan 24, 2023 22:12 IST

India Move to Number 1 Spot in ODI Rankings

With a dominant show in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand, India have moved to the top spot of ICC ODI Rankings. Rohit Sharma and Co. have won last seven ODIs on a trot as the winning streak started with a victory in the third ODI versus Bangladesh and the Men in Blue followed it up with a back-to-back 3-0 series win over Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Jan 24, 2023 21:12 IST

India Complete 3-0 Whitewash Over New Zealand

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill continued their explosive run as new opening pair as India crushed New Zealand in the third ODI to complete a 3-0 whitewash. It was another dominant show from India as they outclassed Tom Latham and Co. and registered a massive 90-run victory at Holkar Stadium, Indore. The openers set the platform for the hosts as both of them smashed sensational centuries to put New Zealand on the back early in the game. (Read Full Story Here)

Jan 24, 2023 20:44 IST

Aaron Phangiso Suspended From Bowling in SA20

Joburg Super Kings’ left-arm spinner, Aaron Phangiso, has been suspended from bowling in the Betway SA20 after the Independent Bowling Action Panel confirmed his bowling action does not conform to the regulations of a legal bowling action as defined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). (Read Full Story)

Jan 24, 2023 20:25 IST

'Mohammad Amir Can Play International Cricket': PCB Chief

PCB chairman Najam Sethi said that the doors are still open for pacer Mohammad Amir if he takes his retirement back. Amir, who last played in Pakistan jersey in August 2020, announced his international cricket in the same year after citing unjust treatment by the Pakistan team management. He openly criticised the then-coaching duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis. However, last year he stated that he might make a comeback to the Pakistan team after Ramiz Raja’s tenure. (Read Full Story)

Jan 24, 2023 19:03 IST

Mercedes Benz's Experts Visit Rishabh Pant's Accident Spot in Roorkee to Inspect Vehicle

Team India wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant was involved in a horrific road accident last month while travelling to his home from Delhi. The accident took place on December 30 morning when his car collided with the divider. The accident took place around the Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal as Pant suffered several injuries. In the latest development on the matter, experts from Mercedes Benz visited the accident spot in Narsan in Roorkee & inspected the vehicle which caught fire after the accident. (Read Full Story)

Jan 24, 2023 17:56 IST

Centurions Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma Propel India to 385/9 Against New Zealand

Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI century in three years while Shubman Gill continued his explosive run to power India to 385 for nine in the third and final game against New Zealand here on Tuesday. The two put up a belligerent 212-run opening stand as Rohit (101 off 85 balls) got to the three-figure mark for the first time since January 2020. Gill (112 off 78) got his fourth ODI hundred. (Read Full Report)

Jan 24, 2023 17:53 IST

ICC Test Team of the Year: Rishabh Pant Only Indian in Playing XI

Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who is recovering from the injuries he sustained in a serious car crash two days before the new year, is the only Indian to be picked in the ICC Men’s Test team of 2022. The 25-year-old had a glorious year with the bat, amassing 680 runs from 12 innings at an average of 61.81 and a strike rate of 90.90. He had two centuries and four fifties in the year.

Jan 24, 2023 16:59 IST

Harmanpreet, Deepti Climb up the ICC Women's T20I Rankings

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur jumped three places to reach the 11th position in the latest ICC women’s T20I player rankings amid her stellar run in the ongoing tri-series in South Africa. While Kaur’s 35-ball 56 not out against the West Indies saw her knocking on the doors of world’s top 10, all-rounder Deepti Sharma’s knock of 33 in the preceding win against South Africa has taken her to a career-best 25th position. Deepti has also moved up one place to second among all-rounders in the latest weekly update. (Read Full Story Here)

Jan 24, 2023 16:37 IST

Three Indians in ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year

Three Indian cricketers — Smriti Mandhana, captain Harmanpreet Kaur and pace bowler Renuka Singh Thakur — figure in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year announced on Tuesday. (Read Full Story Here)

Jan 24, 2023 16:15 IST

India favourites for ODI World 2023: Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan making some early predictions after India’s blockbuster start against New Zealand in the third ODI. Vaughan picked India as ‘red hot favourites’ for the ODI World Cup.

Hopefully India can go on and clinch the World Cup at home!

Jan 24, 2023 15:53 IST

India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli appreciates Rohit Sharma

BCCI shares a picture of Virat Kohli appreciating Rohit Sharma for his century. The Indian skipper notched his ODI ton after a long-break and it was thoroughly deserved. Rohit came close on a couple of occasions, but finally ended his wait for an ODI ton during the 3rd ODI against New Zealand.

Apart from Rohit, Shubman Gill also continued his rich vein of form and notched his century.

Jan 24, 2023 15:21 IST

IND vs NZ 3rd ODI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill notch respective centuries

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill both scored their respective centuries in the third ODI against New Zealand. Rohit’s ODI ton came after a long gap, while Shubman had only recently smashed a century, as well as a double ton too!

Jan 24, 2023 14:53 IST

Rishabh Pant only Indian player in ICC Test Team of the Year 2022

Rishabh Pant is the only Indian to make the cut in ICC’s Test team of the year 2022. Pant has been in sublime form in the longer format and was rewarded for his spectacular displays. The wicketkeeper-batsman recently underwent surgery after her accident, and is currently recuperating from the injuries sustained.


Hopefully fans will be able to see Pant back in action very soon.

Jan 24, 2023 14:49 IST

IND vs NZ 3rd ODI, India cross 150-mark, Shubman and Rohit eye respective centuries

Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma have put India in the driving seat as the team’s total crossed the 150-run mark. Both the Indian openers are looking to notch their respective centuries and propel India to a massive total.

Jan 24, 2023 14:20 IST

FIFTY Up for Shubman Gill against New Zealand

Shubman Gill has scored a fifty in the third ODI between India and New Zealand. Gill needed just 33 balls to notch his fifty, and he’s looked impressive today. Eight boundaries and two sixes.

Jan 24, 2023 14:17 IST

India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill's incredible hitting

Having won the toss, New Zealand skipper Tom Latham decided to bowl first but the Indian openers look in complete groove. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have recorded 90 runs in just 11 overs, including a majority of those from boundaries.

Jan 24, 2023 14:03 IST

IND vs NZ 3rd ODI: Rohit Sharma switching through the gears in Indore's Holkar Stadium

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have gotten India off to a good start, the Indian skipper playing some sublime cricket, making full use of the shorter boundaries.

Already a 50-run partnership, India eye a big total.

Jan 24, 2023 13:47 IST

ICC Women's ODI team of the year: Harmanpreet captain, Mandhana and Renuka included

Harmanpreet Kaur has been selected in the ICC Women’s ODI team of the year for 2022, and she has been chosen as the captain. Apart from her, Smriti Mandhana and Renuka Thakur has also been included in the side.

Mandhana meanwhile the Indian in across men’s and women’s teams to find a place in both ODI and T20I teams named by ICC.

against the Black Caps starting this week.

In Rohit’s absence, Hardik Pandya has led the Indian T20 side and is also seen as the front-runner to captain the team in the 2024 T20 World Cup.

“Not that I am aware of (India adopting split captaincy). That’s a question you need to ask the selectors but as of now, I don’t think so,” Dravid said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand.

Earlier this month, Dravid himself had called for patience as the Indian T20 team goes through a rebuilding phase hinting that it could be the end of the road for the likes of Kohli, Rohit and Rahul.

However, Rohit maintains that he hasn’t taken a call on his T20 future.

“We have three T20Is against New Zealand. We will see what happens after IPL. I have not decided to give up the format,” Rohit had said earlier this month.

Preparatory camp ahead of Border Gavaskar Trophy


With the build-up to the all-important four-match Test series against Australia clashing with the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals, no squad member will be released to play in the domestic marquee tournament.

The Indian Test players are slated to join a preparatory camp starting February 2 while the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals are slated for January 31.

“We would really like that the boys are able to play but it is a tough one for us. I think the quarters are on 31st or 1st and the build-up to Border Gavaskar is at exactly the same time,” Dravid said.

But the coach added that there may be scope to release players during the semifinals and final depending upon the situation.

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