newscricket2 days ago

India Vs England | Virat Kohli loses top spot to banned Aussie skipper Steven Smith

A below-par performance from Virat Kohli in the second Test at Lord’s meant that banned Australian skipper Steven Smith will return to the top spot in the ICC Test rankings. The Indian captain recorded scores of 23 and 17 as India slumped to an embarrassing loss by an innings and 159 runs.
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newscricket2 days ago

Reports : BCCI to question Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli after dismal performance in England

BCCI authorities will reportedly question Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri after India’s poor performance in the ongoing Test series against England so far, which they currently trail by 2-0. It has also been revealed that Indian batting and fielding coach, Sanjay Bangar and Sridhar will be evaluated.
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newscricket3 days ago

India vs England | India missed third seamer at Lord's, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir believes that one of the major reasons behind India's poor performance at Lords was the absence of a third seamer on the pitch while adding that Umesh Yadav could’ve made a difference. He also mentioned that the spinners weren't able to perform well which worked in England's favour.
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reportcricket5 days ago

India vs England | James Anderson magic leaves India reeling

The second day of the Lord's Test between India and England was also severely affected by rain, but James Anderson came back stronger to restrict India to 107 in the first innings. Ravichandran Ashwin showed some stomach for the fight by scoring 29 runs before Stuart Broad trapped him LBW.
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featurecricket6 days ago

India vs England | Predicted XI for the second Test at Lord’s

The last time England beat an Asian team at the home of cricket was India in 2011 and since then they have lost three and drawn two Tests with Asian teams at Lord's. India’s last Test at the venue holds special memories and the team will try to bank on the same to repeat the miracle once again.
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newscricket10 days ago

Worcestershire stint helped in getting used to English conditions, believes R Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin has stated that his County stint last year with Worcestershire has helped him understand and get used to the English conditions much better. Ashwin, who claimed five wickets in the first innings, asserted that playing for Worcestershire taught him how to bowl with a Duke ball.
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featurecricket10 days ago

India vs England | Winners and losers ft. Chris Woakes, Ravindra Jadeja and British media

Sam Curran's brilliance eventually proved to be the difference as England went 1-0 up in the series against India at Edgbaston yesterday. However, it was also Virat Kohli’s turn to silent British media, who thought the Indian skipper would not be successful in the English country ever in his career.
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newscricket10 days ago

India vs England | If we play at 85% of our potential then the series will be competitive, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli reckons that although the team’s batting performance was below par in the first Test, there were still some positives to take from the loss and the visitors need to play to their full potential. R Ashwin backed Kohli as he said there were a lot of things to be proud of despite the loss.
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newscricket11 days ago

Joe Root heaps praise on both bowling attacks after England pull off a thrilling win

Joe Root was ecstatic as he expressed the bowling department of both teams after his side managed to pull off an entertaining 31-run victory at Edgbaston. Root further added that Ben Stokes, who ended with figures 4/40, will be missed in the second Test due to his upcoming trial in Bristol.
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featurecricket12 days ago

India vs England | Takeaways : Kohli’s innovative captaincy, and Ashwin’s use of variation

Virat Kohli put up another fighting performance out in the middle to complement the bowlers’ effort and led India close to a 1-0 series lead. However, it was his attacking captaincy and the incredible bowling performance by Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin that made for a fascinating viewing.
Bastab K Parida