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BCCI to send Test specialists early for England Tour to avoid South Africa debacle

BCCI is keen on sending Test specialists like Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay to England ahead of their teammates to get accustomed to the conditions to avoid another debacle like South Africa. The BCCI is also planning to send other team players to play either County or in the India A games.
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newscricket21 days ago

Faf du Plessis asserts Wanderers track was not dangerous

Faf du Plessis has rubbished claims that the Wanderers pitch was dangerous for play even after his side lost the third Test match to India in the three-match series. He also argued that his side has never been welcomed with a green track whenever they have toured India for a series in the past.
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newscricket23 days ago

Match should have been called off when Vijay got hit, says Michael Holding

Michael Holding has lashed out at the ‘dangerous’ Wanderers pitch stating that the game should have been called off when Murali Vijay first got hit in the morning session. Sunil Gavaskar has also acknowledged the uncertainty of the pitch but believes that the match shouldn’t be abandoned now.
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newscricket23 days ago

No one talked about pitch when Hashim Amla made 60, says Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has pointed out that no one criticized the pitch when Hashim Amla made 60, which was instead met with praise of his knock in those difficult conditions. The Indian batsman has also stated that the prospect of the new ball on the Wanderers pitch was challenging but not dangerous.
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newscricket23 days ago

WATCH | Stupefied Rahane and Kohli scream at each other to return to crease

Despite practising running between wickets, it has always been a tough art to master completely. India saw two of their best runners almost messing it up today, as Rahane, standing at the midway point of the pitch, pointed out to Kohli that he was out of his crease at the non-striker's end.
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newscricketa month ago

Indian batsmen lacked stomach for battle in second Test, believes Kris Srikkanth

Kris Srikkanth has lashed out at the Indian batting order following their recent failure against South Africa as he criticized them for lacking a stomach for battle. The former Indian skipper, however, praised Virat Kohli’s effort stating that he deserved support from his top-order batsmen.
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newscricketa month ago

Sunil Gavaskar praises Virat Kohli’s steely determination

Sunil Gavaskar has heaped praise on Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who ended the day unbeaten at 85, for his gritty show in Centurion while other batsmen were just passengers. The former Indian batsman was also delighted in the manner with which R Ashwin used his stock balls as his main weapon.
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featurecricketa month ago

South Africa vs India | Probable XI for the Centurion Test

India have come under massive criticism concerning the team selection following their 72-run defeat against South Africa in the Newlands Test. However, on a positive note, the side now has good knowledge about their strengths and weaknesses and could line-up accordingly in the next match.
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newscricketa month ago

Virender Sehwag believes India have 30% chance of comeback in series

Virender Sehwag thinks that India have a 30% chance of making a comeback in the ongoing Test series against South Africa after getting convincingly beaten in the Newlands game. The former opener also thinks that Ajinkya Rahane would be the proper option for the extra batsman that India need.
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newscricketa month ago

Kohli, Pujara slip in ICC Test rankings as Bhuvi eyes top 20.

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have slipped down in the ICC Test rankings following their poor display against South Africa in Cape Town. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar could now be eyeing a chance to break into the top 20 for the first time in his career, after bagging six wickets in the match.
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