National T20 Cup hero Iftikhar Ahmed has also joined the Gladiators after being part of Islamabad United for the 2021 season. He has swapped teams with wicketkeeper/batsman Azam Khan, who has moved to Islamabad United from Quetta Gladiators, the PSL statement said.
The BCCI had waited for the 33-year-old to leave voluntarily as ODI captain, but when he failed to, losing the position was "simply fait accompli," it said. Kohli was not informed about his "sacking" beforehand, the Indian Express said.
The South African fast bowler removed opener Mayank Agarwal for 60 and then Cheteshwar Pujara first ball to revive the home team after lunch, and after India made a solid start at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra said, "India's white-ball cricket template needs a makeover... this could very well be the beginning of the new approach."
Fast bowler Naseem Shah, the only Pakistan change from the second drawn Test at Karachi, picked up 2-36 to lead a fightback in the last session after Australia won the toss and opted to bat on another slow and low-bouncy wicket.
Sajid picked up both his wickets in the most productive session for Pakistan with left-arm spinner Nauman Ali (1-91) also clean bowling Cameroon Green (28) in the last over before the break to get his first wicket.
Bumrah claimed 5-24 as Sri Lanka was bowled out for only 109 in its first innings — after resuming Day 2 on 86-6 — conceding a 143-run lead to India's first-innings 252.
The Australian squad is understrength after Test captain Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood as well as opening batter David Warner are being rested after Australia’s 1-0 victory in the Test series in Pakistan. Glenn Maxwell will miss out after getting married last week...
Ahead of the Indian team's departure for South Africa, Virat claimed that no one from the board had asked him to reconsider his decision to give up captaincy in the T20 cricket, contradicting Ganguly, who had said that he personally requested the star batter to not leave the leadership role.