newscricket6 days ago

Back to being good friends with Hardik Pandya post talk show controversy, says KL Rahul

Indian opener KL Rahul has come forward and stated that he is back to being good friends again with Hardik Pandya after the duo's controversial suspension months ahead of the World Cup. Rahul also expressed his disappointment over India's top-order collapse in the semi-final against the Kiwis.
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newscricket25 days ago

Legends and pundits react as BCCI bans Prithvi Shaw for doping violation

BCCI suspended Prithvi Shaw for 'inadvertently' taking banned substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency code after the National dope testing laboratory detected Terbutaline in his urine sample. The young and talented, however, found sympathy and encouragement from the cricketing fraternity.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs West Indies | Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey return to ODI set-up as Jasprit Bumrah rested

After impressive performances on the A tour, Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have returned to the Indian ODI side for the series against West Indies. On the other hand, the selectors have decided to rest Jasprit Bumrah to manage the workload ahead of the Test series and the upcoming home season.
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newscricketa month ago

Team India squad selection for West Indies tour postponed

The selection of Indian team for the tour of West Indies, starting in Florida on August 3, has been postponed, primarily because the fitness reports of players will only be available on Saturday. The BCCI selection committee, headed by MSK Prasad, will now meet on July 20 or 21, in Mumbai.
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newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma raring to go ahead of next month's tour of West Indies

Despite rumors of fatigue in the media, senior India team members like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others have given the nod for next month's Tour of West Indies. However, the status of injured duo - Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar - who departed the WC squad earlier this month is still unknown.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Decision to send in MS Dhoni at number seven was baffling, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar went on a rant after India’s semi final loss against New Zealand, demanding reasons for not sending Dhoni in at five or six. Gavaskar, alongside other former cricketers, said they were ‘baffled’ by the decision to send in Dhoni with India 71 for five, and nearly out of the game.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sending MS Dhoni to bat at no.7 was team decision, states Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has stated that the decision to send Dhoni to bat at no.7 was a unanimous one with everybody agreeing with it. Shastri also admitted that India needed a solid batsman in the middle-order to stabilize things when the chips were down which ultimately led to their defeat.
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newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Had to ask a lot of questions against that world class batting lineup, says Matt Henry

Matt Henry admitted that the Kiwi bowlers had to ask a lot of questions with probing deliveries to knock out the world-class batting lineup of India. Henry, who nicked off both the Indian openers, earned the Man of the Match award for his performance that led his team to the final at Lord’s.
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newscricketa month ago

Legends react as New Zealand edge past India in World Cup semi-finals

Big upset for Indian cricket fans as Team India crashed out of the World Cup after losing by 18 runs to New Zealand. A half-century by Ravindra Jadeja was not enough to recover from top order collapse. The entire cricket fraternity was in shock with this unexpected result and reacted on the same.
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