newscricket2 hours ago

Ian Chappell unsupportive of people pointing fingers at Tim Paine’s captaincy

With 4-0 down in the series, Tim Paine is under lots of scrutiny and fingers have been pointed at his leadership, but Ian Chappell reckons that he needs some time to establish it. Paine was appointed as the captain of the team after Steve Smith was banned in the ball-tampering scandal.
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newscricket3 days ago

Rohit Sharma hits out at critics after clearing Yo-Yo test

Putting an end to speculation about his fitness, Rohit Sharma has cleared the mandatory YoYo test today and then lashed out at his critics, who questioned his exemption from the June 15 test. He had taken permission to be exempted from the fitness test as he had a sponsor commitment in Russia.
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featurecricket8 days ago

Winners and Losers from India’s thumping win over Afghanistan

Though a one-off Test match against Afghanistan wasn’t the best possible warm-up game for India ahead of their England tour, the match did throw some idea about how players could pan in of the overseas series. Here are the winners and losers from the match and what does it mean going forward.
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newscricket8 days ago

India vs Afghanistan | A lesson to learn for the Test debutants

The Afghanistan cricket team have a lot to ponder upon after their Test debut ended in an emphatic loss to a thoroughly superior Indian team. The Indians decimated Afghanistan at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore yesterday as Ajinkya Rahane & Co. won by an innings and 262 runs.
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newscricket8 days ago

Ajinkya Rahane insists Team India was determined to be ruthless

Ajinkya Rahane, who was the stand-in skipper for India in the one-off Test against Afghanistan, insisted that his side were determined to be "ruthless" in their approach against the debutants in Tests. India demolished Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs inside two days of the match in Bengaluru.
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newscricket9 days ago

Twitter reacts to Afghanistan's apocalyptic collapse in historic Test

Afghanistan's Test debut met a pretty underwhelming end as they were bowled out not once but twice in a single day as India wrapped up the match in two days. Twitterati, however, had a gala time as they had a lot to ponder over from Mohammad Shahzad's run-out to Hardik Pandya's superhuman throw.
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newscricket10 days ago

Only time will tell how Afghanistan perform in the Test format, says Lalchand Rajput

Former Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput has revealed that Rashid Khan & Co. will need some time to get used to the Test format and their progress would be a long-term affair. He added that the young Afghanistan bowlers need to have some patience and get used to bowling long spells in Test cricket.
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newscricket10 days ago

Sourav Ganguly asks Ajinkya Rahane to question his role in Test team

Sourav Ganguly believes India's one-off Test against Afghanistan will be a test of character for stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane who has been omitted from limited overs team. Ganguly also added that Afghanistan should treat the match as an opportunity rather than being pressurized by the mega event.
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newscricket11 days ago

Ajinkya Rahane to talk to selectors about his future after Afghanistan Test

India’s stand-in skipper for the upcoming Test match against Afghanistan, Ajinkya Rahane, reckons that he will sit and have a word with national selectors about his short-term future in the Indian team. Rahane has been dropped from the limited-overs squad that will travel to England next month.
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newscricket12 days ago

It's a privilege to be part of Afghanistan's first Test match, says Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has stated that it would be his privilege to be a part of the historic one-off Test between India and Afghanistan. Afghanistan received full Test status from being associate nation last year and captain Asghar Stanikzai sees it as a great opportunity for players to prove their mettle.
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