newscricket2 days ago

Twitter reacts as Rahul wastes a good start again and Pujara's "Half-marathon"

K.L.Rahul scored his 5th half-century of the series but yet again failed to convert it into a big score. Cheteshwar Pujara was en-route to another marathon innings before he was dismissed by Nathan Lyon for 57. The Twitterati had fun at Pujara's expense for his slow strike rate in Dharamsala.
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newscricket4 days ago

Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav ruled out of Deodhar Trophy

Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav will miss the DB Deodhar Trophy 50-over tournament that starts in Vizag on Saturday. Rohit has sustained a knee injury while Jadhav is suffering from a stomach ailment, the BCCI announced. They have been replaced by Ruturaj Gaikwad and CV Milind.
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newscricket5 days ago

BCCI Contracts: Jadeja and Pujara rewarded for their performances with Grade A contracts

Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara have been upgraded to Grade ‘A in the BCCI contracts, whereas Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina have been excluded from the list, the BCCI announced yesterday. It has also been declared that the amount of money for all three grades have been doubled.
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newscricket23 days ago

Rohit Sharma: If team wants me to open in Tests, I'll think about it

Rohit Sharma has said he is open to the idea of batting at the top of the order in Test cricket as well and has left the decision to the team management. Sharma made a return to competitive cricket in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy after being sidelined with a thigh injury sustained in November,
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as India lose a Test match at home after 5 years

It was a day to forget for the Indians as Virat Kohli & co under-performed in every department - from missing catches to taking meaningless reviews, to lose their first match in 20 Tests, in forgettable fashion. Steven O'Keefe picked it up from where he left in the 1st innings and picked 6 wickets.
Srijith Gopal
featurecricketa month 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
featurecricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months 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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