featurecricket2 days ago

India vs Australia | India’s Predicted XI for the second Test in Perth

After a convincing win in the first innings, a high-flying India will take on Australia who will try to rejig the depleted line-up to level the series. For India, a win on the Test debut of Optus means, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be with them as the chances of the series loss would be Zero.
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featurecricket9 days ago

A Cheteshwar Pujara lesson of patience for headless India

The sun is shining brightly in Adelaide. It is, in fact, 39-degree Celsius. Certainly, the pink ball has not been in the operation like it was the case in the last four years, but then, who cares? It is India-Australia after all. One of Cricket's most glorious rivalries spread over 70 years.
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newscricket11 days ago

VIDEO | KL Rahul timely ducks to escape Virat Kohli’s fierce bouncer

With Sanjay Bangar stating that KL Rahul is finding new ways to get out, the huge concern with him is pretty evident in the India camp. However, the extremity of it couldn’t be fathomed until skipper Virat Kohli was himself seen throwing down bouncers at him at the nets and he failed to face them.
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newscricket19 days ago

India vs Australia | I think Murali Vijay and Prithvi Shaw should start, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has revealed that he would prefer the pair of Murali Vijay and Prithvi Shaw to open the innings for the Indian team in the first Test match against Australia which will be played from December 6. Gavaskar added that the youngster resembles former Indian batsman - Virender Sehwag.
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newscricketa month ago

I never went to play county to get back into the Indian team, reveals Murali Vijay

After a disappointing Test series against England, Indian opener Murali Vijay has now revealed that he did not play county cricket in order to work his way back into the Indian national setup. Vijay added that the preparation for the Australia tour is on track and hoped the team emerges victorious.
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newscricket2 months ago

MSK Prasad explains MS Dhoni snub and Rohit Sharma comeback

Chief selector of the Indian Cricket Team, MSK Prasad, has explained the inclusions and exclusions in the squads announced on Friday night. The selectors picked the teams for T20I series against Windies and Australia and the Test series against the latter and certain selections raised questions.
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newscricket2 months ago

CoA, BCCI officials, and team management to meet to discuss "lack of communication" among other issues

The communication issue occurred between players and team selectors prior to the Windies series will be the top agenda in the meeting scheduled with CoA along with chief coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will also be a part of the deliberation.
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newscricket2 months ago

The selectors and players are matured enough to handle selection issues, say Vinod Rai

The Committee of Administrators Chairman Vinod Rai has stated that the selectors and Indian players are not children and they will resolve the issue of non-communication themselves. After the squad of Windies was announced Murali Vijay voiced his angst about not being communicated by the selectors.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports: Indian selectors didn’t bother informing players about their exclusion from Test squad

Despite the stories floating in media over the last week concerning the Test squad selection of the ongoing Windies series, reports now confirm that BCCI didn’t think it necessary to inform the players about their exclusion. Murali Vijay and Karun Nair had questioned BCCI’s communication policy.
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newscricket2 months ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Elite Group C: Jharkhand beat Gujarat emphatically as rain curtails all matches in Chennai

Jharkhand chased down a paltry target of 108 runs to win against a depleted Gujarat side that seemed to lose its strings. In other matches, Tamil Nadu lost to J&K in a thriller as they chased down the target of 169 runs set by Tamil Nadu batsmen and Bengal won against Rajasthan in their encounter.
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