newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts as India beat England to win first ODI series of Kohli era

Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni rescued India after a poor start with a 256-run partnership for the fourth wicket and helped the hosts to a mammoth total of 381 runs in the second ODI at Cuttack. Despite a couple of cracking knocks from Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan, England fell short by 15 runs in the end.
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newscricket16 days ago

Mohammad Kaif speaks about reservation in sports, Kohli's consistency, India's current best fielder

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has replied brilliantly to many of the questions regarding Indian cricket while also addressing the issue of whether casteism should be included in sports. Kaif also invoked the nostalgia of the early 2000s when he played under Sourav Ganguly's captaincy.
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featurecricket16 days ago

SportsCafe Readers’ XI: Results for Test team of the year

As 2016 came to an end, we asked our readers to pick their best cricket team of the year in the SportsCafe Readers' XI for Tests. The results are out and the readers have picked who according to them should be in their team of the year and like always there are some surprising picks in the side.
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featurecricket16 days ago

SportsCafe Readers’ XI: Results for ODI/T20 team of the year

As 2016 came to an end, we asked our readers to pick their best cricket team of the year in the SportsCafe Readers' XI for ODIs and T20s. The results are finally out with the fans opting for their best eleven, and there are a few surprising inclusions in the limited overs side of the year.
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newscricket21 days ago

Prasanna praises Ashwin-Jadeja combination; questions Jayant's abilities

Former Indian spinner Erapalli Prasanna has heaped praise on Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra calling the Tamil Nadu offie as “the world's best spinner”. Prasanna did, however, question the abilities of Jayant Yadav stating that the 26-year-old Delhi-lad was not cut out for Test cricket.
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newscricket25 days ago

Theroar.com.au: Australia will face an ugly 4-0 defeat in India

Ronan O'Connell predicts in the blog that the Australian Test team will be soundly beaten by the Virat Kohli-led Indian team when they tour the sub-continent early in February owing to the home team's splendid form. He also feels that India has the perfect balance of youth and experience.
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newscricket25 days ago

Ashwin, Jadeja likely to be rested for England limited-over series

India’s spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav are likely to be rested for the upcoming limited-over series against England so as to get some time out ahead of the one-off Test against Bangladesh followed by the high-profile four-Test series against resurgent Australia.
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featurecricketa month ago

England tour of unconquerable India 2016

Though England entered this series hurt with the scars inflicted by Bangladesh, it wasn’t fair to rule them out as a team solely because of that. But India stands out among all Test playing nations because it has proved its calibre and stood by the notion of ‘Team above personal milestones’.
Samreen Razzaqui
featurecricketa month ago

Virat Kohli, not the only difference between India and England

Over the past year we have seen India go on an unbeaten streak in Test cricket and through this process a number of players have taken giant strides, some well-known players along with some fresh faces. The most recent stint being against the English where the Europeans were thrashed 4-0.
Preethi Nandyala
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Ashwin winning the ICC Cricketer of the Year and Kohli being left out of Test team

ICC announced the annual cricketing awards this morning, and everyone was in for a shock - Kohli was surprisingly left out of the ICC Test team and not awarded the ICC Player of the Year. Inspite of being happy for Ashwin, the Twitterati were disappointed at Kohli not making the cut.
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