newscricket19 days ago

India vs Australia | I’m trying hard to get fit for the ODI series in January, reveals Hardik Pandya

Currently undergoing rehabilitation, Hardik Pandya reckons he should be at peak fitness in time for the ODI series against Australia which is scheduled to start on January 12. Pandya had suffered a back injury during India’s Asia Cup campaign which forced him to withdraw from the tournament.
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newscricket21 days ago

Cricketing fitness more important than yo-yo test results, asserts Kapil Dev

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has stated that cricketing fitness should be the prime factor when considering players for the selection into the team. The Indian management now uses the yo-yo test as the gold standard to assess the players for their match fitness on which he made the comment.
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newscricket24 days ago

India vs Australia | Visitors have a good chance Down Under, feels Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey is been of the opinion that India has a very good team with some fine pace bowlers, who would give the side a good chance to do well in the Test series in Australia. He asserted that the absence of Hardik Pandya would hurt India as his style would have suited Australian conditions.
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newscricketa month ago

Hardik Pandya represents modern, fearless, Indian cricketer, says Daren Ganga

Former Windies star Darren Ganga has claimed the emergence of Baroda all-rounder Hardik Pandya has not surprised him as the latter represents the modern and fearless crop of Indian cricketers. Ganga credited the IPL for helping selectors scout for talent and nurture youngsters at a tender age.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs Windies | Was really surprised when I found out I was selected, reveals Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya, who received a call-up to the Indian team for the upcoming T20I series against Windies and Australia, has revealed that he did not see his selection to the Indian team coming. Pandya is in line to make his India debut in the first T20I, which will be played in Kolkata on Sunday.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs Windies | MS Dhoni continues to be integral part of ODI team, asserts Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has stated that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still an integral part of the Indian ODI team in spite of being dropped from the T20 internationals to be played against Windies and Australia. He further mentioned that Dhoni himself decided to make way for young Rishabh Pant in the T20I squad.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs Windies | Difficult to find balance without Hardik Pandya, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has rued the absence of all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav in the Indian team following India’s 43-run loss to Windies in the third ODI that has now levelled the series 1-1. After posting a target of 284, India could manage only 240 runs batting second despite Kohli’s ton.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs Australia | Rohit Sharma and Prithvi Shaw get nod for Test series; Hardik Pandya dropped

Rohit Sharma and Murali Vijay have made a comeback to the Test squad for the Australia tour while Hardik Pandya have been left out due to injury concerns, the BCCI announced today. Dinesh Karthik has also found himself out of the team with the selectors choosing Parthiv Patel as the reserve keeper.
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newscricket2 months ago

Nothing can come between me and my cricket, asserts Hardik Pandya

Despite all the criticism directed towards him for his flamboyant attitude, Hardik Pandya insists that no external factors will ever come between him and his cricket. Pandya has been recovering from a lower back injury that he suffered during India’s Asia Cup encounter against Pakistan last month.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah retain top spots in latest ODI rankings update

Virat Kohli (884 pts) and Rohit Sharma (842 pts) have retained the top two spots amongst the batsman in the recent update of the ICC ODI rankings list. Death-over specialist - Jasprit Bumrah (797 pts) held onto the top spot while wrist spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, was ranked third on the list.
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