newscricket2 days ago

Michael Holding surprised by Bhuvneshwar Kumar's drop for Centurion Test

Michael Holding can’t find the logic as to why Virat Kohli chose to ignore the likes of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Ajinkya Rahane from the playing XI. Holding also has credited SA coach Ottis Gibson for instilling a positive mindset in the team and compliments his ‘aggressive’ team selection.
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newscricket3 days ago

We have not seen such slow and low bounce wickets, claims Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami has expressed his views over the Centurion pitch and claimed that the Indians were surprised after watching a low and slow nature pitch in overseas conditions. He has talked about their game plan for the fourth day and said the team was looking to give away as few runs as possible.
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newscricket5 days ago

Kohli-Pandya partnership important for us, says Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma has stated the next partnership between Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya will be important as it could take the game away from South Africa. The fast bowler also revealed that he was on course to start in the first Test in Newlands before an illness forced him to sit out in Cape Town.
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featurecricket6 days ago

India vs South Africa | Talking points from Day 2 of Centurion Test

After bundling out South Africa for 335, India batted cautiously, but the lack of a calculative approach meant that the team lost five wickets while scoring 183 by the end of the day. While Virat Kohli was steady at one side, scoring 85*, he got ample support from Hardik Pandya in the last session.
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newscricket6 days ago

WATCH: Virat Kohli pulls off MS Dhoni to help set up Faf du Plessis’s wicket

MS Dhoni is known for his astute cricketing brain and he successfully hand-holds spinners to deceive batsmen. Today, Virat Kohli did the same as he asked Ishant Sharma to pitch the ball little fuller which resulted in South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis being castled for 63 on the very next ball.
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newscricket6 days ago

County stint with Worcester helped me to bowl in SA, says Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, who was India’s most effective bowler on Day 1 in Centurian, has stated that his county stint with Worcester has helped him to bowl on foreign pitches. The spinner also revealed India’s initial plan to go with an all-seam attack before the pitch made them change their mind.
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newscricket6 days ago

Virender Sehwag lashes out at Virat Kohli for Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s exclusion

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s omission in the second Test hasn’t gone down well with Virender Sehwag, who has suggested Virat Kohli should drop himself if he fails to win in Centurion. With India not having a good start on the first day of the second Test, their record of consecutive series wins is at stake.
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newscricket7 days ago

Twitter Reacts as India fail to get job done in Centurion on Day 1

From criticizing India’s decision to drop Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Wriddhiman Saha to questioning Virat Kohli's unequivocal love for Rohit Sharma, to expressing disappointment at India’s poor start, the Twitteratis were at it again as India eyed a comeback in the Test series against South Africa.
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newscricket7 days ago

Sunil Gavaskar dumbfounded by India's decision to replace Bhuvneshwar with Ishant

Sunil Gavaskar is not clearly a fan of India’s decision to leave out Bhuvneshwar Kumar to accommodate Ishant Sharma in the Playing XI for the Centurion Test. He also termed Shikhar Dhawan as the team’s scapegoat and said that one bad innings is enough for him to be ousted from the team.
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newscricket7 days ago

Ishant Sharma is too erratic as a bowler, feels Raju Kulkarni`

Former Indian pacer Raju Kulkarni has opined that Ishant Sharma always comes with new techniques and strategies which makes him erratic as a bowler. Kulkarni has praised the current Indian team who is in South Africa for a long series but claimed that fitness issue can break down their continuity.
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