featurecricket5 days ago

What Mumbai Indians need to do at the 2017 IPL auction

One of the most successful teams in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians, in this edition, must be looking forward to shrugging off their disappointing campaign of last year. So, whom should the Rohit Sharma-led franchise target in this year’s auction?
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket15 days ago

The selection dilemma: Rahane or Karun Nair?

The return of a fit Ajinkya Rahane means that Virat Kohli now has his trusted lieutenant back in the middle order. Indications from the team management suggest that he will make the playing XI in the Test against Bangladesh, but that would mean keeping out Karun Nair, last match's triple centurion.
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newscricket18 days ago

Rohit Sharma eyes return during Australia series

Rohit Sharma is hopeful of a quick return to the international game after recovering from a thigh injury sustained during the final ODI against New Zealand in October that forced the 29-year-old to miss both the Test and ODI series against England. The Mumbaikar is eyeing the Australia Test series.
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newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli : We were about 30-35 runs short

Virat Kohli, who suffered his first T20 defeat as a captain against England yesterday, has said that the Indian team fell short of a good score by around 30-35 runs. Kohli also added that he was happy to fill in as an opener for the injured Rohit Sharma as it provided better balance to the team.
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newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli hints at opening for India against England

Virat Kohli has claimed that he could open for the Men in Blue in the upcoming T20 series against England if the situation demands that he do so. Kohli also praised Amit Mishra and Parvez Rasool who have been called up for the series stating that the duo have been "pretty smart with their bowling."
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featurecricketa month ago

Indian openers should step up now to bring home the Champions Trophy glory

The talent of the Indian openers is never in doubt, but the preparation and application need to be in sync if Kohli wants to win his first silverware sooner than later.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Top 5 highest ODI scores posted by Indian cricket team

India have a batting order that most teams from any era in cricket would be envious of and when it comes to making big scores there is hardly anyone who can match the Indians. In the second ODI against England, India lost their maverick captain pretty early but still posted a mammoth score of 381/6.
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newscricketa month ago

Rohit Sharma explains how Dhoni's decision changed his life

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has revealed how MS Dhoni's decision to promote him to the opening position has helped him reinvent his career. Rohit also said that he was never disappointed at losing his Test place to Karun Nair, who scored a triple-century in the final Test against England.
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newscricket2 months ago

Rohit Sharma thanks MS Dhoni for influencing his career

Rohit Sharma has hailed MS Dhoni as a true leader and thanked him for making him open the batting in the 2013 Champions Trophy alongside Shikhar Dhawan. The 29-year-old has played most of his limited-overs international cricket under Dhoni, and said he will miss him at the helm.
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featurecricket2 months 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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