newscricket5 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka - India's predicted XI for first Test in Kolkata

India have successfully managed to beat Sri Lanka on their own patch in a dominating way as they registered 9-0 win which over all three formats. Now, it's Sri Lanka's turn to tour India with the first Test starting tomorrow and both the teams will want to start the series on a winning note.
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newscricket6 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Focus on remaining No. 1 in Tests, says Ajinkya Rahane

Ahead of the India-Sri Lanka series Ajinkya Rahane has claimed that they will remain focused on maintaining the No. 1 spot in Tests rankings. India’s Test team vice-captain also added that they will focus on their strengths rather than worrying about Sri Lanka’s combination and strategies.
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newscricket9 days ago

R Sridhar credits IPL for Indian players' improved ground fielding

R Sridhar has seemed happy as the perception about fielding has been changing lately and claimed that the Indian Premier League is the major contributor to players' fielding improvement. He has also stated that the Indian team is one of the best in the world when it comes to ground fielding.
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newscricket22 days ago

Ranji Trophy: Ajinkya Rahane named in Mumbai squad, KL Rahul to miss fixture against Maharashtra

Ajinkya Rahane has been given a spot in Mumbai’s squad for the fixture against Odisha in the Ranji Trophy while KL Rahul will be missing Karnataka’s fixture against Maharashtra in order to join the Indian team. Irfan Pathan has also been dropped by Baroda for the upcoming match against Tripura.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | Virat Kohli to skip one Test and limited overs series against Sri Lanka

Reports have suggested that Virat Kohli has asked for a break citing 'personal reasons' and that he will be missing the December leg of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. If his request for the break is approved, India will end up playing one Test along with an entire ODI and T20I series without him.
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newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli wants India to find right bowling combination for World Cup

Virat Kohli has defended India's decision to rest Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin stating that the squad needs to share the workload of the bowlers and create a strong pool ahead of the 2019 World Cup. Kohli also praised Ajinkya Rahane's versatility while batting in different positions for the team.
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newscricketa month ago

Rohit Sharma: Every series I play, I feel it’s the first game of my career

Opener Rohit Sharma considers every series as if it is the first game of his career in order to start afresh without the pressure of past games, which allows him to perform better. Rohit is thrilled to play the first match in Mumbai and stated that the strategies won't change much.
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newscricketa month ago

Ranji Trophy | Mumbai selectors left "disappointed" as Ajinkya Rahane misses Ranji opener

Ajinkya Rahane left Mumbai selectors fuming with his decision to give the team's Ranji Trophy opener a miss as he currently holidays in Seychelles after his heroics in the India-Australia ODI series. Things look bleak for the Mumbai side now, who are currently missing many first-team players.
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newscricketa month ago

Sunil Gavaskar questions reason behind BCCI's Rahane T20 snub

Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at the national team selectors for dropping Ajinkya Rahane, who scored four consecutive half-centuries against Australia in the ODIs, for the upcoming T20I series. Rahane though was adamant that constant competition in the team would help Indian cricket in the long run.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sunil Gavaskar names Ajinkya Rahane as the solution for India's No 4 problem

Sunil Gavaskar has suggested giving the No.4 spot to Virat Kohli and replacing him with Ajinkya Rahane at No. 3, leaving Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma free to open. Following Rahane's brilliant display against Australia, Gavaskar thinks shuffling the positions will help India accommodate him.
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