featurecricket43 minutes ago

Australia's recent struggles against spin is more than just a traditional problem

Mark Taylor’s team was annihilated, Steve Waugh claimed that winning in India would be his last Frontier, and Ricky Ponting made 3 visits to India. But none of them could achieve what they desired as India always turned into a difficult proposition for the Aussies of the lore and the millennials.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket3 hours ago

Reports : Sanju Samson, Mohammed Shami, and Ambati Rayudu informed of Yo-yo test only after selection

According to reports, Indian players Sanju Samson, Mohammed Shami and Ambati Rayudu, who were been selected in the team on May 8, were informed of the Yo-yo test results only after their selections. The act has been attributed to the lack of communication between BCCI and the Indian team management.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Uttarakhand all set to play Ranji Trophy after 18-year wait

The nine-member 'consensus committee’ has finally cleared Uttarakhand to be a part of this year’s Ranji Trophy league after a wait of almost 18 years. The five states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, Nagaland, and Meghalaya have also asked the SC to allow them to participate in the tournament.
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newscricket6 hours ago

One should be given second attempt to prove in case of Yo-yo test failure, says Sandip Patil

Former Indian batsman Sandeep Patil has stated that the players flunking in the Yo-yo test at the first chance should be given another attempt to recover from their mistakes. The subject has been the source of debate lately after Ambati Rayudu's exclusion from the tour despite his IPL heroics.
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newscricket7 hours ago

Rahul Dravid asked us to concentrate on mental side of game in England, reveals Prithvi Shaw

New Indian prodigy Prithvi Shaw has stated that former Indian captain and current India A coach, Rahul Dravid has asked the team to focus more on developing the mental side of their game in England. India A has already claimed a victory against ECB XI in a warm-up match ahead of the series.
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newscricketa day ago

India vs England | Chris Woakes likely to miss India T20s

Chris Woakes, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against Australia, is less likely to play against India in the 20-overs format of the game. Although Ben Stokes has also been ruled out of the Australia series, he may take part in the first leg of the series against India.
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newscricketa day ago

Sunil Gavaskar slams Ireland and Scotland for demanding World Cup expansion

Sunil Gavaskar, in a very harsh tone, criticised both Ireland and Scotland for continually protesting the 10-team World Cup and asked them to improve their level first. The legendary Indian opener also added that small teams impact the quality of major tournaments and dilute the World Cup.
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featurecricketa day ago

Will BCCI’s over-reliance on Yo-yo test bid well for Indian cricket’s future

BCCI’s decision to replace an in-form Ambati Rayudu on the back of a failed yo-yo test after his brilliant 2018 IPL season would force one to ask whether the board has been giving way more important to fitness than skill. Being a hotbed of cricketing talent, BCCI might have got its focus all wrong.
Subhayan Dutta
newscricketa day ago

India hold on to second spot in ODI rankings as Australia hit 34-year low

The Indian cricket team held on to the second spot in the recent update of the ODI rankings with England and South Africa above and below them respectively. However, Australia have now hit 34-year rankings low as they dropped to sixth in the rankings table dropping behind Pakistan.
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newscricketa day ago

BCCI to ratify decision on player contracts during SGM in Delhi on Friday

The BCCI authorities will meet at the scheduled Special General Meeting on Friday in Delhi and confirm the CoA’s decision to ratify player contracts for the 2017-18 season as was announced in March. The BCCI introduced the new A+ grade which will hand players contracts worth Rs. 7 crores.
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