featurecricket3 days ago

India vs Afghanistan | Three Talking points from second day of Bengaluru Test

India wrapped up a domineering performance against Afghanistan to secure a win by a margin of an innings and 262 runs, thanks to some brilliant bowling displays on the second day of the Bengaluru Test. For India, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma ticked all the boxes ahead of the England tour.
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newscricket14 days ago

Injured Ishant Sharma in doubt for Afghanistan Test

Ishant Sharma has suffered an injury during his last match for his county side Sussex, which has raised concerns over his participation in the one-off Test match against Afghanistan. The announcement was made by county side itself, however, the nature and extent of the injury are still unknown.
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newscricket14 days ago

Glenn McGrath suggests India should not be dependent only on Virat Kohli

Glenn McGrath suggested that India should not be dependent only on Virat Kohli in England and insisted that there are other quality players in the team as well. McGrath warned Kohli of James Anderson threat and was confident that Bhuvneswar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah would do well in England.
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newscricketa month ago

R Ashwin to return to county championship with Worcestershire

Ravichandran Ashwin, who enjoyed a successful campaign with Worcestershire in 2017, is expected to feature in the final two Championship matches for Worcestershire this season. No deal has been signed yet and everything will depend on BCCI’s clearance to let Ashwin participate in the league.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs Afghanistan | Ajinkya Rahane may lead India in absence of Virat Kohli

Ajinkya Rahane is likely to lead India in the one-off Test against Afghanistan in the absence of Virat Kohli, who would be heading to Surrey in June to play county cricket. Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya are also going to be rewarded for their consistent performances with India ‘A’ call-up.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | Many top Indian players to miss maiden Test against Afghanistan

India's historic Test against Afghanistan, to be played this June, can see many new faces in the Indian squad as BCCI plans to send top Indian players to England for getting acclimatized to the conditions. This comes after Virat Kohli had decided to skip the Test for a county stint with Surrey.
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newscricket2 months ago

No question of stopping players to play county cricket, says CoA chief Vinod Rai

Committee of Administrators head Vinod Rai has insisted that doing well in England is India's top priority and COA wouldn't stop players to play county cricket to prepare for the tour. Rai also confirmed that no player would be called from UK to participate in the one-off Test against Afghanistan.
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newscricket2 months ago

Axar Patel pens deal with English County club Durham in the second division

Axar Patel signs up for second division English County club Durham in a six-match contract that will see him debut against Glamorgan in August. Patel followed in the footsteps of Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in penning deals with County clubs.
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newscricket3 months ago

Bob Willis calls Surrey’s decision of allowing Virat Kohli to play County as “Nonsense”

Former England pacer Bob Willis has lashed out at Surrey county club and termed their move of including Virat Kohli in their squad as “nonsense” stating that it will help the latter adjust to English conditions. Willis has also claimed that allowing the foreign players will cost the local talents.
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newscricket3 months ago

Virat Kohli prioritizes county stint over Afghanistan Test to prepare for England tour

Virat Kohli will not lead the Indian team in the historic Test match against debutants Afghanistan, which is going to take place in June. The Indian skipper has instead decided to play county cricket for Surrey, as he eyes to acclimatize the English conditions ahead of India's tough tour.
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