In today’s cricket sports news, learn more about Dinesh Karthik and Ravichandran Ashwin who will likely make their final appearances in the format at the ongoing T20 World Cup cricket games in Australia. The Chetan Sharma-led selection committee has begun the transition phase in the shortest version of the game with the 2024 edition in the West Indies and the United States in mind. Meanwhile, Just a few short months after smashing Shikhar Dhawan’s under-19 World Cup record for most runs in a competition, Dewald Brevis has made another statement that has caught the interest of some of the game’s greatest, including AB de Villiers. Lastly, after a stranger seemed to have recorded inside his hotel room in Perth, India’s superstar batsman Virat Kohli said he was “paranoid about his privacy” on Monday.
Dinesh Karthik, Ashwin Out as India’s T20 Transition Begins
The current T20 World Cup in Australia will likely be Dinesh Karthik and Ravichandran Ashwin’s last in the format. The Chetan Sharma-led selection committee began the transition phase with the 2024 edition in the West Indies and USA in mind.
Hardik Pandya was selected T20I skipper for a three-match series starting November 18 in New Zealand (four days after the T20WC final).
The team shows Gen Next is ready to take over after the T20 World Cup.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul may have been given breaks for personal reasons. India may play the shortest format, but a shift in stance can’t be overlooked.
Karthik, who played 27 T20Is in 2022 until South Africa, has been disregarded for the three against New Zealand.
Nor does Ashwin, who Rohit Sharma invited back after four years at his urging. “In a few days, the World Cup will end, therefore we must determine who to rest. He’s performed and is available to us. After the World Cup, we decided to try a new set of players “Chairman of selectors Sharma said in a virtual engagement after releasing four squads for two away series.
Sharma refused to explain Karthik’s condition or why he needed workload management after only 27 T20s in the last four months.
“The medical staff is treating him, so it’s not wise to say more. He is part of the World Cup and doing well.”
But Indian cricket is ready to move past Karthik. In 2019, World Cup terminated his 50 over career and 2022 may be his T20 swan song.
With Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, and Hardik already in the roster, they will be named finishers.
Shubman Gill’s entrance could suggest that Rahul, not the finest T20 opener, could be taken out in the near future.
New approach requires fresh faces without baggage.
What’s with Kohli and Rohit?
With a year till the 50-over World Cup in India, Rohit and Kohli will focus on ODIs and Tests. But they won’t quit T20Is. It’s not what they’ve said.
“The selection committee began this transition phase as T20Is are not a priority in 2023. ODIs are so players in various slots might be tested to see if they fit. World T20 year 2024 brings back the importance of T20Is “BCCI claimed.
Prithvi Shaw, one of India’s brightest talents, is repeatedly disregarded.
“Prithvi and I talk often. He is doing well and will soon have his turn “- Sharma
Shaw scored 285 runs in seven games with a strike rate of 191+ in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament but missed the trip.
Ravi Bishnoi would feel hard done by to have missed the bus since three wrist spinners can’t play in the same set up.
Chetan Sharma’s committee’s last selection meeting?
Never before have selectors chosen four squads for two tours in one day, as Sharma did for New Zealand and Bangladesh.
If asked if this was his committee’s last meeting, he was evasive: “I don’t know.”
Sharma’s committee, which also includes Debasish Mohanty (East), Harvinder Singh (Central), and Sunil Joshi (South), has often been criticized for inconsistent picks, and there is a strong buzz that some of them may be altered once the new Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) takes over.
Teenager Scores Third-highest T20 Score in South Africa, Wowing Greats
Cricket bowlers are on notice.
Mere months after smashing Shikhar Dhawan’s under-19 World Cup record for most runs, Dewald Brevis has made another statement that has caught the interest of some of the game’s greatest, including AB de Villiers.
Brevis, 19, struck 162 runs off 57 deliveries, including 13 sixes and 12 boundaries. He had hit 506 runs at 84.33 in the u-19s World Cup. His 100 took 35 balls.
Only Chris Gayle (175 off 66) and Aaron Finch (172 off 76) have scored more in T20. Both Gayle and Finch scored hundreds in international cricket.
The opener is part of the new breed of international talent, having grown up on T20 cricket and studying the game through analyzing de Villiers on social media.
“When I was young – and even now – I watched Instagram videos of AB and other players’ shots,” Brevis told Supersport.
And I like AB’s bat swing. In your head, you see how the ball and bat move. I try to watch as much as possible and be myself.
De Villiers was one of many South African greats to react on his innings, heading to Twitter to name him.
Albie Morkel: “Watching Dewald Brevis’ masterclass. The next 15+ years will be tough for bowlers.
Brevis’s side won 3-271, with the opener out with three balls left.
Right-hander was solid on the ground and over cow-corner.
“I’ve always wanted to hit the ball far,” Brevis remarked.
“And for me, it’s always been about being positive and brave. You shouldn’t be reckless, but play ball by ball, keep positive, and be present. I kept my focus.
I’m always pushing limits. I think a strong position is key to playing confidently and aggressively. If it’s there, you take it. If you wait long enough, if the ball isn’t there, waiting for the next one happens automatically. So you look to it in straight, and if it’s a bit back of a length going up, you wait. And if it’s a good ball, you hit the bat, then it’s one.”
Kohli Furious at ‘appalling’ Breach; Hotel Apologises
India cricket player Virat Kohli said he was “paranoid about his privacy” when a stranger videotaped in his hotel room in Perth.
Kohli, 33, resorted to social media to criticize the invader, who filmed the batsman’s things at the Crown Perth as India prepared for the T20 World Cup in Australia this month.
“I understand that fans are happy to see their favorite athletes and excited to meet them,” Kohli posted on Instagram.
But this video is horrible and has made me anxious about my privacy. The hotel stated it was investigating and a contractor was “stood down.”
“If I can’t get privacy in my hotel room, where can I get it?” – Kohli
I’m not happy with this fanaticism and invasion of privacy. Respect people’s privacy and don’t use them as entertainment.
Crown Resorts apologized and claimed action was taken.
A Crown Resorts representative told AFP about an incident involving a contractor and a guest’s privacy.
“We sincerely apologize to the guest and will make sure this is an isolated incidence.”
“We have zero tolerance for this behavior, which is below our standards for team members and contractors.”
“Crown took swift action to fix the issue, including conducting an inquiry and suspending those implicated.
“The initial video was quickly deleted from social media. We apologized to the Indian Cricket Team and the International Cricket Council and will continue to engage with them while we investigate. International Cricket Council: “The ICC is deeply unhappy by the terrible breach of privacy endured by a member of the Indian traveling party at the Crown Perth during their team’s pre-event preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.”
We’re working with event hotels and security suppliers to ensure this is an isolated incident and player privacy is maintained.
After India’s loss to South Africa in Perth on Sunday night, Kohli posted the video.
Aiden Markram hit 52 and Kohli missed a straightforward chance to remove him.
Summary of today’s Cricket/Sports News
Overall, since the Chetan Sharma–led selection committee has already begun the transition phase in the shortest version of the game with the 2024 edition in the West Indies and the USA in mind, the current T20 World Cup in Australia is likely to be the last time that Dinesh Karthik and Ravichandran Ashwin play in the format. For the three-game Twenty20 International series against New Zealand beginning on November 18, Hardik Pandya was selected captain on Monday (four days after the T20WC final). Although Karthik played 27 T20Is in 2022 up until the South Africa game, he was left off the roster for all three games against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, a few short months after breaking Shikhar Dhawan’s under-19 World Cup record for the most runs scored in a competition, Dewald Brevis has made another statement that has attracted the attention of some of the game’s top players, including AB de Villiers. Brevis, 19, who earlier in the year scored 506 runs at an average of 84.33 in the under-19 World Cup, hammered 162 runs off 57 deliveries with 13 sixes and 12 fours. His century took 35 balls to achieve. Only Chris Gayle (175 off 66 balls) and Aaron Finch (172 off 76 balls) have scored greater T20 scores in the history of professional cricket. However, both Gayle and Finch scored centuries in international cricket.
Finally, Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli said on Monday that he was “paranoid about his privacy” after a mystery person recorded inside his hotel room in Perth. India’s star batsman, 33-year-old Virat Kohli, lashed out on Twitter and Instagram at the intruder who filmed him while rummaging through his luggage at the Crown Perth as he and his team prepared for the T20 World Cup in Australia. Crown Resorts has expressed regret for the infringement and stated that prompt measures would be taken.