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Cricket News Live Updates, January 27: Washington Sundar Grabs Stunner, Fans Compare Prithvi Shaw to Sanju Samson

Latest Cricket News From January 27, 2023: Stick with us for all the latest developments, match results and other updates from the world of cricket as they happen.

By: Cricketnext Staff

Last Updated: January 27, 2023, 19:51 IST

New Delhi, India

Washington Sundar takes stunning catch during IND vs NZ 1st T20I
Washington Sundar takes stunning catch during IND vs NZ 1st T20I (Source: Twitter)

Cricket News Live Score, January 27: Hello everyone and welcome to our coverage of the?events from the world of cricket today. India are set for a T20 appetiser ahead of their marquee Test series against Australia when they face the touring New Zealand in a three-match series beginning here on Friday.

With less than two weeks left for the Border Gavaskar Trophy matches against Australia that will determine India’s World Test Championship Final fate, a T20 series in the midst of a packed ODI calendar ahead of the 50-over World Cup may seem purposeless. Read More

Jan 27, 2023 19:51 IST

Washington Sundar takes stunning catch during IND vs NZ 1st T20I in Ranchi

Washington Sundar showed excellent athleticism as he took a stunner during the first T20I between India and New Zealand. The visitors were cruising along nicely when Sundar turned the game on its head. He got the wicket of Allen, followed by a stunning catch to dismiss Mark Chapman.

Jan 27, 2023 19:35 IST

Wishes galore for Indian U-19 women's side after they reach World Cup final

Former Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami led the wishes as Indian women’s U-19 side reached the final of the U-19 World Cup after beating New Zealand earlier in the day.

Check how the cricketing fraternity wished the young girls:

‘May You Become World Champions’: Jhulan, Jay Shah Congratulate Shafali & Co for Making it to U-19 T20 WC Final

Jan 27, 2023 19:14 IST

Safaraz Khan 'on the radar', Indian selector hints at bright future

Sarfaraz Khan’s exclusion from India’s squad against Australia has been a major talking point of late.

Here’s what Indian selector?Sridharan Sharath feels about the Mumbai-batter’s chances in the future.

Read more:?‘He Is Certainly On Our Radar’: India Selector Explains Sarfaraz Khan’s Omission From Australia Tests

Jan 27, 2023 18:48 IST

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Live: Hardik Pandya wins toss, opts to bowl

Team India skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss against New Zealand in the first T20I, and he’s chosen to bowl first considering the dew factor.

India’s playing XI: Ishan Kishan(w), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh

Jan 27, 2023 18:14 IST

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Live

Hardik Pandya led Team India are set to take on New Zealand for the T20I series after claiming the ODIs 3-0. The bigwigs like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli have been rested and it’s an opportunity for the young guns to shine. Follow the live coverage of India vs New Zealand 1st T20I live here:

Live Cricket Score IND vs NZ 1st T20I Latest Updates: Hardik Pandya And Co Look to Start Series on High Note

Jan 27, 2023 17:42 IST

KL Rahul shares pictures with Athiya Shetty from Haldi ceremony

Newly wed Indian cricketer KL Rahul shared pictures with his wife Athiya Shetty from their Haldi ceremony on his Instagram handle.


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KL Rahul and Athiya had been dating for a long time and got married in a lavish affair in Khandala at Suniel Shetty’s farmhouse.

Jan 27, 2023 17:15 IST

Wasim Jaffer full of praise for Kuldeep Yadav

Wasim Jaffer talked highly of left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav recently. He backed the spinner to get a place in the upcoming Test series against Australia.

“He wasn’t given the chance earlier. Since Axar Patel isn’t there, the management has given him a consistent run. He plays a match, gets dropped, returns, performs, and gets axed again. So, it’s not easy for any player,” Jaffer said.

Read more:?‘Not Easy For Any Player, But He Has Shown Remarkable Consistency’: Wasim Jaffer Lauds Kuldeep Yadav

Jan 27, 2023 16:44 IST

Prithvi Shaw reveals his reaction after getting recalled into Indian team

BCCI shared a fun interaction with Prithvi Shaw, who opened up about his comeback journey. Shaw revealed his emotions after getting the recall for Team India.


Shaw has been in sublime form of late in domestic cricket and hopefully, he can continue that with the Indian team as well.

Jan 27, 2023 16:40 IST

U-19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023: Shafali Verma's Team India into the Final

Shafali Verma-led Team?India?has stormed into the finals of the inaugural U-19 Women’s T20?World?Cup after defeating New Zealand by 8 wickets in Potchefstroom on Friday. (Full Story)

Jan 27, 2023 16:19 IST

Saba Karim backs Rahul Tripathi for Ranchi T20I against New Zealand

Former India selector Saba Karim has backed Rahul Tripathi’s inclusion in the Indian team for the upcoming T20I match against New Zealand in Ranchi.

“I want to see Rahul Tripathi get more opportunities at No. 3 because he did well in his second game. He batted at a decent strike rate. When you have such a good batter, there is no need to make too many changes,” Karim told India News.

Read more:?‘You’ve Such a Good Batter, No Need to Make Too Many Changes’: Ex-Selector Backs Tripathi’s Selection for Ranchi T20I

Jan 27, 2023 16:06 IST

Ricky Ponting's massive praise for Suryakumar Yadav

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting recently hailed Suryakumar Yadav?in the latest episode of The ICC Review.

“He’s probably doing it better than anyone’s ever done it right now. We talk about players that can score 360 degrees … some of the shots he’s hitting back behind the wicket-keeper and over fine leg are just remarkable,” said Ponting.

Read more:?‘Innovation-wise, I Haven’t Seen a Better Player in The Game’: Ricky Ponting Hails Suryakumar Yadav

Jan 27, 2023 15:49 IST

Axar Patel's viral wedding pictures with wife Meha

Team India all-rounder Axar Patel recently got married to wife Meha in a dreamy wedding affair in Vadodara. While Axar and Meha haven’t shared the pictures themselves, social media has been flooded with their wedding pictures courtesy of their fanpages.

Read More:?Axar Patel Marries Fiance Meha Patel, Dreamy Wedding Pictures Go Viral

Jan 27, 2023 15:17 IST

Mithali Raj Set to Join Gujarat Giants As Mentor for Women’s Premier League

Former India captain Mithali Raj is set to join new Women’s Premier League franchise Gujarat Giants as mentor for the upcoming season.

“Mithali Raj was keen to play but there was lack of interest from the teams. She will now be turning up for the Gujarat team as the mentor,” a source close to the developments told News18 Cricketnext.

Read More:?Mithali Raj Set to Join Gujarat Giants As Mentor for Women’s Premier League

Jan 27, 2023 14:37 IST

Know all about Team India all-rounder Axar Patel's wife Meha

Team India all-rounder Axar Patel recently got married to his fiance Meha, in a dreamy wedding affair. Here’s all you need to know about Axar’s wife Meha.

Read more:?Know All About Axar Patel’s Wife Meha

Jan 27, 2023 14:22 IST

Virat Kohli meets Gayan Senanayake

Sri Lankan superfan?Gayan Senanayake was recently spotted in a viral image alongside Virat Kohli.?Gayan is a renowned name in cricket circles for his love for the Sri Lankan team.

Read more:?Virat Kohli Meets Special Fan From Sri Lanka; See Heartwarming Pictures

Jan 27, 2023 13:35 IST

Take a sneak peak at the first production of MS Dhoni Entertainment - Let's Get Married

MS Dhoni is all set to foray into the world of entertainment, the first project of Dhoni’s production house Dhoni Entertainment – Let’s Get Married is all set to premier soon.

Hopefully, it’s going to be entertaining, just like when Dhonu used to play!

Jan 27, 2023 13:15 IST

Virat Kohli Plans His Dream Home In Alibaug That Will Have Wellness Spa, Community At Large | WATCH

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Jan 27, 2023 13:04 IST

Virat Kohli Plans His Dream Home In Alibaug That Will Have Wellness Spa, Community At Large | WATCH

It seems Virat Kohli is all set to build his dream home in Alibaug. One of his Instagram reels titled ‘caught in the act’ indicates the same where he can be seen explaining his requirements to the proposed builder in what could be a promotional video.

“Had a great time discussing the aesthetics of my new home with Aditya who is building a truly incredible residential community, Avas Living in Alibaugh. With an amazing pool deck, calming interiors and expansive rooms, this villa is everything I want it to be and cannot wait to spend time there with my family!”

Jan 27, 2023 12:20 IST

India vs New Zealand 2023: Prithvi Shaw's Wait to Get Longer

Prithvi Shaw had to wait for this opportunity—for India comeback. However, with Pandya hinting at Gill as the first choice opener, it seems Shaw’s wait just got longer. Read Story Here

Jan 27, 2023 11:35 IST

Babar Azam 'Got a Little Bit Flustered' Against India At MCG, Says Ricky Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels that Pakistan skipper Babar Azam got carried away in the heat of the moment against India in the T20 World Cup clash in Melbourne.

As Virat Kohli played the knock of his life (82 off 53 balls), the equation came down to 16 runs off the last six balls. That was when Babar handed the ball to Mohammed Nawaz who almost got through the over before overstepping. The no ball was launched for a maximum by Kohli. At this point, Pakistan skipper lost his cool and rushed to the umpire to express his displeasure.

He also celebrated aggressively when they managed to dismiss Dinesh Karthik off the penultimate ball. However, with just one required off the final ball, the spinner sent down a wide to which Ravi Ashwin shouldered his arms. India won the match to exact a sweet revenge to what happened in 2021 T20 World Cup.

“I must admit he looked like he got a little bit flustered at times at the T20 World Cup, certainly the game against India when things got really tight at the end. You could see a few of the senior players, Shadab Khan in particular, going over to him and trying to settle him down and just make him think a little bit clearer,” former Australia captain said.

As a result, Hardik Pandya, who led a 2-1 series win over Sri Lanka earlier this month, is back leading the T20 side with some regulars and fringe players in the squad.

While skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami are being rested, the likes of Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Kuldeep Yadav will get an extended run before they assemble for Test series camp at Nagpur from February 2.

There is also the welcome addition of attacking Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw, who returns to the team on the back of a series of superlative performances in the domestic cricket including a record-breaking 379 against Assam in the Ranji Trophy. It’s been over a year since the 23-year-old last played for India in July 2021 — and it remains to be seen if Pandya is tempted to fiddle his set opening combination of Gill and wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan.

Gill has been in the form of his life, especially in the ODIs where he has scored his career-best 208 to go alongside two centuries in last four innings.

When it comes to the T20 format, the elegant Punjab batter may look a bit iffy but he has showed that he has all the shots in his armoury to cement the opening slot.

In such a scenario, it remains to be see how Pandya slots in the spirited Shaw as he may have to wait for his chance.

Suryakumar also had a quiet ODI series against New Zealand but when it comes to T20 format the 360-degree batter becomes a dangerous entity as he would look relish the challenge and come back into groove ahead of the Test series.

While the batting looks sorted, it’s the bowling department that may demand some attention.

Left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, who returned from injury, was in the eye of storm in the series against Sri Lanka. He leaked 37 runs in two overs as India lost the T20I in Pune, their only reverse in the 2-1 series win. He would look to come up with a tidy show.

But there was also a bright spot in the bowling department with Shivam Mavi capping an impressive debut with 4/22.

Mavi bowled with pace and the way he cleaned up Pathum Nissanka is still fresh in the mind. The speedster would look to form a potent combination with Umran Malik.

In the last ODI, India had got a chance to witness ‘Kul-Cha’ in action after a long time but come the T20s, India may have to fret over the inclusion of either Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal.

Chahal has been the preferred option in the format and in the absence of Axar Patel it remains to be seen if the leg-spinner is persisted.


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