newscricket3 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Brian Lara, Anil Kumble question Nottingham’s rain preparedness

The expert panel at Star Sports have questioned why extra covers were not used to cover the entire ground at Trent Bridge even as it drizzled continuously on Thursday. Now, India and New Zealand are likely to share points in Nottingham as persistent showers have done damage to the ground.
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newscricket16 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Anil Kumble, Kevin Pietersen pick West Indies for semi-finals

Anil Kumble and Kevin Pietersen believe that West Indies will be the fourth semi-finalist in this year’s World Cup in England and Wales. West Indies had to play the World Cup Qualifiers in order to find a place at the ten-nation tournament but have gone ahead with a full-strength squad this time.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Bangladesh will be a different team under Mashrafe Mortaza, says Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble talks up the effect that skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has had on the entire Bangladesh squad as they gear up for a tough outing in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 from May 30 onwards. Bangladesh recently ended up as winners in the tri-series saga which involved West Indies and Ireland.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Afghanistan will certainly give a scare to certain teams, says Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble has said that Afghanistan will pose a massive threat to some teams in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales, starting May 30. Afghanistan finished at the top of the World Cup qualifiers and have been a force to be reckoned since getting their ODI status back in 2009.
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newscricketa month ago

MS Dhoni’s fine ensured none was late for practice and meetings, says Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton has stated that MS Dhoni had implemented a fine of Rs.10,000 for every team member if any of the players was late for practice or meetings. Upton was the Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership Coach of the Indian team from 2008 to 2011, the same time when Dhoni was the ODI skipper.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2019 | It’s all about pacers in Hyderabad, says Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble has stated that pacers will call the shots in the 12th IPL final in Hyderabad thanks to the wicket’s propensity towards the pace bowlers. However, Brendon McCullum disagreed with the same and stated that CSK spinners are too good to handle any surface and holds CSK as favourites.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2019 | Anil Kumble picks MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya among others in his dream team for the IPL

Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble has named his dream team from the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. The 12th edition of the cash-rich extravaganza has seen some mind-boggling performances and many young guns making an immediate impact with their skills and temperament.
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newscricket2 months ago

Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid's fight for revenue share with BCCI is benefitting current cricketers, says Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag has stated that had the senior players like Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, and Sachin Tendulkar not fought with the BCCI for revenue shares, Indian cricketers wouldn’t have enjoyed the privilege they are getting now. He has further added that a paralleled Kabaddi League will help India.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | India coaching staff led by Ravi Shastri to be given contract extension till November

Recent reports have suggested that India coach, Ravi Shastri, along with the rest of the coaching staff are likely to be handed a contract extension till November 2020. The contracts of Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar will expire in July.
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newscricket3 months ago

Virat Kohli depends on MS Dhoni for field placements in ODIs, believes Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is of the opinion that Virat Kohli relies on MS Dhoni for field placements during ODIs and the former didn’t get that help in the last two ODIs against the Aussies. The former India coach has also opined that Dhoni reads the game better than any other international cricketer.
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