newscricket10 days ago

Jasprit Bumrah should play county cricket to become better bowler, claims Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has advised Jasprit Bumrah, who has had an impressive start to his Test career, to play a month of county cricket every year to become a “better bowler”. While calling Bhuvneshwar Kumar India’s best bowler, he also suggested Mohammed Shami to change his run up to become more consistent.
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newscricket22 days ago

Twitter reacts as India defeat South Africa in Johannesburg Test

In a match that was marred by a "dangerous" pitch, India fought all the way to secure their first victory of the tour and keep their record of being unbeaten at the Wanderers. The Twitterati, unsurprisingly, went berserk after the Indian team capped off a memorable overseas test victory.
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newscricketa month ago

Allan Donald impressed by variety in Indian bowling department

Former South Africa pacer Allan Donald feels that the current Indian bowling unit has the variety needed to pick 20 wickets and win on foreign soil in the near future. Donald further added that he would have liked the opportunity to face 'highly-aggressive' batsman like Virat Kohli in his heydays.
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reportcricketa month ago

India vs South Africa | Lungi Ngidi smashes India’s proud nine-series winning streak for a six

South Africa have secured the Freedom series with a match to spare after their 135-run victory in the second Test at Supersport Park in Centurion. Lungi Ngidi (6/39) was the man of the moment for the hosts as he picked up wickets of Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, and M Shami on the final day of the match.
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newscricketa month ago

WATCH | India miss THREE catches in TWO balls to give Rabada extra lives

Dropping catches have become almost a fashion for the Indian cricket team and India’s 14th over on Day 2 summed up the things perfectly. After Virat Kohli dropped a simple catch at slip, Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami both had chances on the very next ball but they failed to grasp the ball.
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featurecricketa month ago

South Africa vs India | Probable XI for the Centurion Test

India have come under massive criticism concerning the team selection following their 72-run defeat against South Africa in the Newlands Test. However, on a positive note, the side now has good knowledge about their strengths and weaknesses and could line-up accordingly in the next match.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ravi Shastri believes SA tour will boil down to India’s good batting

Despite the widespread belief that India’s pace attack will be a huge differentiator in their South African tour, Ravi Shastri believes that it will eventually boil down to India’ batting. Discussing Ajinkya Rahane’s current dilemma, he stated that little fine-tuning would get Rahane back on track.
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newscricket2 months ago

Shami, Saha and Umesh Yadav could play in Ranji Trophy knockouts

BCCI have been approached by state boards to see if Mohammed Shami, Wriddhiman Saha, and Umesh Yadav could be added to their teams for the Ranji Trophy semi-finals that are scheduled to start on December 17. The trio have been included in the squad that will travel to South Africa later this month.
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reportcricket2 months ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Visitors grind out draw on the last day of 3rd Test

Sri Lanka churned out an unlikely draw in the third Test in Delhi as Roshen Silva (74*) and Niroshan Dickwella (44*) capitalized on Dhananjaya Silva’s hard-fought ton to see off the Indian bowlers. With 36 more minutes to go, skipper Virat Kohli eventually offered a draw that the visitors accepted.
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newscricket3 months ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels pacers got “carried away” when they should have been more patient

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has claimed that the pitch at the Eden Gardens had changed drastically when the Indian pacers got the ball in their hands. Bhuvneshwar admitted that the pacers were excited to bowl in the wicket and got “carried away” after the first innings when they should have been more patient.
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