newscricket2 days ago

We need a batsman like Ajinkya Rahane at no.4, says Sanjay Jagdale

Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale believes India need a batsman like Ajinkya Rahane at no.4, because of his good record in overseas conditions. Jagdale noted that neither Rishabh Pant, nor Rahane, who had done well in England and Australia in Tests, were not included in the ODIs.
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newscricket6 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sending Hardik Pandya ahead of MS Dhoni was a tactical blunder, claims VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman has questioned India's decision to send MS Dhoni in at no.7, calling it a "tactical blunder". Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were also among the legends who questioned India's decision making, which resulted in them crashing out of the ongoing Cricket World Cup in England.
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featurecricket7 days ago

India’s team combination for the semi-final is baffling, really baffling

Prior to the start of the semi-final, seven out of ten people would have backed Mohammed Shami or Kuldeep Yadav to make the cut. But many eyebrows were raised when Virat Kohli revealed his playing XI at the toss as both the players were axed from the playing XI, in favour of Bhuvi and Jadeja.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket8 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India’s Predicted XI for semi final clash against New Zealand

India face New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 and it promises to be a cracker of an encounter. While New Zealand will have a lot of cracks to fill, India, a well-oiled machine at that, will hope that the minor blips will find a way to hide before the Lord’s date.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket11 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | You need to play the conditions first and then the bowler, says Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik revealed that as a batsman, who essentially comes to the pitch in the death overs, it is important to first play the pitch conditions and then play the bowler. India gear up to play their final group match against Sri Lanka having already secured a spot in the semis at the World Cup.
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featurecricket11 days ago

Ambati Rayudu leaves with “what could have been” regrets but who to blame for it all?

After the failure and shame in the 1999 World Cup, the '02 English summer gave a chance for redemption for the Indians and coincidentally, it was not only the senior team which was under the scanner. As many as three teams were in action at the same time, with a lot of promise for the golden future.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket14 days ago

Ambati Rayudu calls it a day from all forms of cricket

Ambati Rayudu has announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday, which is incidentally after he was ignored for the World Cup for the second time. He was in the stand-by list when the 15-member squad was announced but even after two injuries for India, he hasn't been called up.
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newscricketa month ago

10 things you missed | From Dinesh Karthik getting trolled by the fans to Sarfaraz Ahmed yawning during keeping

What? You are saying that you haven't missed a single minute of the high-intensity World Cup match between India and Pakistan? I am here to say that you have actually missed a lot of things during this match! Take a look at the 10 things that you missed during the match and decide for yourself.
Srijith Gopal
newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Pakistan are always under pressure against India in the World Cup, asserts Subroto Banerjee

Former Indian pacer Subroto Banerjee has called India outright favourites to win the marquee encounter against Pakistan in Manchester and added that Pakistan are always under pressure against India in the World Cup. Banerjee has also heaped praise on the Indian pace bowling unit’s diverse skill set.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India's predicted XI for game against New Zealand

In a battle between the only two unbeaten sides in the tournament, India have a chance to show what they are truly made of. While the absence of Shikhar Dhawan adds an extra twist to the game, the winner will put themselves in prime position to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup.
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