newscricket2 hours ago

BCCI to send Test specialists early for England Tour to avoid South Africa debacle

BCCI is keen on sending Test specialists like Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay to England ahead of their teammates to get accustomed to the conditions to avoid another debacle like South Africa. The BCCI is also planning to send other team players to play either County or in the India A games.
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newscricket3 days ago

Ishant Sharma to join Sussex for two months this county season

Indian seamer Ishant Sharma will join the Sussex for a period of two months after he went unsold at last month's IPL mega-auction and is expected to report to the club by April 4. He is expected to provide cover for Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer who will be playing in the Indian Premier League.
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newscricket19 days ago

Cheteshwar Pujara to play for Yorkshire alongside Joe Root and Kane Williamson

Cheteshwar Pujara has signed a contract with Yorkshire for the 2018 England domestic season, Yorkshire County Cricket Club confirmed on Tuesday. The Indian batsmen will be a part of a squad who already include the likes of England’s skipper Joe Root and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
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reportcricket22 days ago

India vs South Africa | India finish three-match Test series with consolation victory

Team India managed to avoid the whitewash and win the last Test of the series by 63 runs, despite Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar’s fighting partnership, thanks to an exceptional bowling performance from their pace bowlers. Mohammed Shami took five wickets to make the series 2-1.
Divya Sahu
newscricket23 days ago

India vs South Africa | Should the match have been abandoned in the third innings?

After all the criticism faced by the "poor spinning Indian wickets", SA has produced a terrible wicket for the 3rd Test of the series. On Day 3, the cracks started to widen up, bounce became more inconsistent and it was evident from the sheer number of body blows suffered by the Indian batsmen.
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newscricket23 days ago

WATCH | Stupefied Rahane and Kohli scream at each other to return to crease

Despite practising running between wickets, it has always been a tough art to master completely. India saw two of their best runners almost messing it up today, as Rahane, standing at the midway point of the pitch, pointed out to Kohli that he was out of his crease at the non-striker's end.
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newscricket25 days ago

Ganguly lashes out at Wanderers pitch, says Test cricket on this surface is “unfair”

Sourav Ganguly has expressed his disappointment over the Wanderers track, the venue for the third Test between India and South Africa, and on Twitter, stating that it is unfair to play Test cricket on this type of wicket. The former Indian skipper has also appealed the ICC to look into the matter.
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newscricket25 days ago

This is one of the toughest pitches I've played on, says Cheteshwar Pujara on Wanderers track

After scoring a fighting half century, Cheteshwar Pujara has called the Wanderers pitch as one of the toughest pitches he has played on in his career. Calling India's score of 187 as "fine", he hoped that Indian bowlers would perform well on Day 2 and restrict South Africa to below 150 runs.
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newscricket25 days ago

Restricting Team India to 180-odd is really good, believes Andile Phehlukwayo

Andile Phehlukwayo has expressed his happiness over wrapping up the Indian cricket team on a low score in their first innings as he stated that restricting them to 180-odd is really good. He has praised his team-mate Vernon Philander saying that he gets goosebumps when watching him bowl.
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featurecricket25 days ago

India vs South Africa | Talking points from Day 1 of Johannesburg Test

South Africa took the honours on the opening day of the Johannesburg Test, bundling India out for a paltry 187 despite Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara hitting half-centuries. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Aiden Markram for 2 as the hosts ended the day with scorecard reading 6/1.
Bastab K Parida