newscricket20 hours ago

Bishan Singh Bedi hails Ravindra Jadeja's contributions as 'remarkable'

Bishan Singh Bedi has praised Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round development, saying the Saurashtra cricketer was closing in on Ravichandran Ashwin as a match-winning bowler, although the spin great said there was no comparison between the two. Jadeja is currently the top-ranked Test bowler.
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newscricket21 hours ago

David Warner not concerned by his loss of form

A lot was expected of David Warner in the lead-up to Australia's Test tour of India, and although he has failed so far, the opener believes that if he keeps putting in the work, good results cannot be far away. The 4-match series is tied at 1-1 with the decider starting in Dharamsala on March 25.
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newscricket2 days ago

ICC Rankings | Jadeja replaces Ashwin as the best Test bowler, while Pujara overtakes Kohli

Ravindra Jadeja has overtaken his spin bowling partner Ravichandran Ashwin to go top of the ICC Test bowlers' rankings. After his exceptional performance in the Ranchi Test. Cheteshwar Pujara, too, made inroads as he climbed to a career-best No.2, following his fabulous knock of 202 runs in Ranchi.
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newscricket2 days ago

Sourav Ganguly : Starc's absence restricted Ashwin and Lyon

Sourav Ganguly has said the absence of Mitchell Starc was a reason for the ineffectiveness of off-spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Lyon in the third Test in Ranchi. Starc had to cut his tour short after he suffered a stress fracture on his right foot in the second Test in Bengaluru.
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newscricket5 days ago

Matthew Hayden supports Steve Smith in the DRS incident

As a player, Matthew Hayden was an intimidating batsman whose records in the sub-continent speaks volumes of his calibre. In the wake of DRS-gate, Hayden has come out in support of Steve Smith stating that 15 seconds is not enough time to get a 'message across and back from the dressing room'.
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newscricket7 days ago

Watch: India finally get the review right in the Australia series

For a change, Virat Kohli was spot-on with his DRS call as Ravichandran Ashwin managed to extract an edge of Shaun Marsh's blade and Cheteshwar Pujara gobbled up the catch at forward short-leg. The successful review has put a pause to India’s travails with the review system in the series thus far.
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newscricket8 days ago

Ahead of crucial third Test, Virat Kohli urges everyone to move past the DRS incident

Virat Kohli has called for the game's stakeholders to move on from the DRS row that took place in the second Test, as top-ranked India and Australia prepare to square off in the crucial third Test in Ranchi starting on Thursday with the high-profile four-match series level 1-1.
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newscricket10 days ago

Kohli drops to No.4 in Test rankings

Virat Kohli’s poor run of form has cost him in the latest ICC Test rankings. Kohli has dropped down to No.4 in the list with Kane Williamson leapfrogging him and Englishman Joe Root to the 2nd spot. Williamson's rise is the result of his brilliant ton in the 1st Test against South Africa.
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newscricket10 days ago

Ashwin is always happy when Warner walks in to bat: Pujara

Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed David Warner thrice in four innings in the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar series, Cheteshwar Pujara has revealed how he likes to rub it in when the Aussie opener walks in to bat. Pujara said that he “wanted to make sure their batsmen are thinking about it”.
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newscricket12 days ago

Never mind the risk, I have to respond to Ashwin, says David Warner

David Warner and Ravichandran Ashwin have been involved in a contest of their own during the ongoing Test series and Warner has lost his wicket to Ashwin thrice already. The opener, however, says he won’t stop playing his shots against the off-spinner and will continue to fancy his chances.
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