Rohit Sharma told BCCI officials and selectors, 'If you want to pick me for T20 World Cup, tell me now': Report


Top BCCI officials recently had a marathon meeting with India captain Rohit Sharma, head coach Rahul Dravid and the selection committee to discuss various things about Indian cricket. Among the top agendas was the review of India's ODI World Cup campaign. They ended up as the runners-up after losing the final to Australia. BCCI secretary Jay Shah, vice president Rajeev Shukla, and treasurer Ashish Shelar also wanted to know the roadmap of Indian cricket going ahead, especially considering the fact the T20 World Cup is just six months away. The ODI, T20I and Test squads for the South Africa tour were also picked during the meeting.


Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar make their cases heard as bowlers have last laugh in high-scoring IND vs AUS series


Arshdeep Singh put 3 forgettable overs behind him and delivered a masterclass of a 20th over while Mukesh Kumar finally got the wickets to show for his efforts.

For any frontline fast bowler, starting their team's defence of a target of 161 in a T20 match, at a venue almost notorious for being a batting paradise, by conceding a hat-trick of fours might just seal the fact that they have had a bad day. But not if the bowler is Arshdeep Singh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.


5th T20I: Shreyas Iyer, Mukesh Kumar Shine As India Beat Australia To Claim Series 4-1


Shreyas Iyer's half-century followed by a three-wicket haul from Mukesh Kumar, guided India to a thrilling six-run victory over Australia in the fifth T20I on Sunday. With this win, India have claimed the five-match series with 4-1 scoreline. Chasing 161, Australia managed 154/8 in 20 overs with Kumar returning 4-0-32-3 and leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi producing a fine 4-0-29-2. Axar Patel also produced an all-round show, taking 1/14 from his four overs after making a vital 31 with the bat. For Australia, Ben McDermott hit 54 off 36 balls and Travis Head made 28 in just 15 balls. Earlier, Shreyas Iyer's half-century helped India post 160/8 in 20 overs.  


Dominica Withdraw From Hosting ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024


Dominica will not host any games of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in 2024. Dominica's administration made the decision due to the country's incapacity to finish work on practice and match grounds before the event began.

"The Ministry of Culture, Youth, Sports, and Community Development in Dominica confirmed that, despite the country's eagerness to host matches and tangible efforts to date, they have evaluated proposed timelines after consultation with their contractors. After careful consideration, it was determined that there will not be adequate time to fulfil all the obligations outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding between CWI and the Government of Dominica," a statement from Cricket West Indies read.


4 Players Dropped, Gill & Jadeja IN: Complete List Of Changes In India's T20I Squad For South Africa Series


After the conclusion of the ongoing five-match T20I series at home against Australia, India will travel to South Africa to take on the Temba Bavuma-led side in a three-match T20I series. The shortest format overseas series will start on December 10 in Durban, and the next two matches are scheduled to take place on December 12 in Gqeberha and December 14 in Johannesburg. The BCCI on Thursday (November 30) announced India’s squad for the T20I series and sprung quite a few surprises. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and batting superstar Virat Kohli were the notable absentees, along with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and KL Rahul. All of them were on fire in the ODI World Cup 2023.