newscricket3 hours ago

Suresh Raina’s promotion was to boost his confidence, believes Sunil Gavaskar

After Suresh Raina's promotion ahead of Virat Kohli in the batting line-up raised eyebrows, Sunil Gavaskar has opined that the decision was taken to get more overs under Raina’s belt. Gavaskar also shed light on Unadkat’s importance in balancing the left-right combination in the pace department.
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newscricket7 hours ago

Suresh Raina credits Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri for supporting him in bad times

India’s comeback hero Suresh Raina has revealed that head coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli always kept encouraging him during bad times. The southpaw also stated the during his one-year absence from international cricket, he always remained positive about returning to national colours.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar believes India’s struggles with short ball in overseas are over

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has confidently claimed, after India’s blazing start at the Wanderers on Sunday, that the side had successfully overcome their poor reputation of playing short balls overseas. The pacer also revealed an optimal use of workload management has brought the best out of him on the tour.
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featurecricket21 hours ago

India vs South Africa | Indian players rated and slated from their 28-run win in Johannesburg

After Shikhar Dhawan's 39-ball 72 helped India put up a massive 203, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's five-wicket haul ensured South Africa would eventually fall short of it by 28 runs. Reeza Hendricks's commendable effort couldn’t save the hosts' blushes as they continued their terrible run in coloured clothes.
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featurecricketa day ago

India vs South Africa |  Predicted XI for 1st T20I in Johannesburg

After a thumping win in the ODI series that has probably compensated for the Test series loss prior to that, Virat Kohli will be hoping to keep the run going in the limited-overs format as the T20I series starts. However, India will definitely try tweaking the squad with some new names coming in.
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newscricket3 days ago

Suresh Raina reveals he was hurt on being dropped despite performing well

Suresh Raina has stated that despite performing well in the domestics competitions, he was devastated after being overlooked for the national side. The left-hand batsman has also expressed his confidence in doing well during the upcoming three-match T20I series against South Africa.
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newscricket7 days ago

IPL 2018 | Thought of playing under 'great' MS Dhoni excites me, claims Shane Watson

Shane Watson has asserted that he is excited by the thought of playing under MS Dhoni in the 2018 Indian Premier League after he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for a meager 4 crores. He also said that donning the CSK jersey will be strange due to their rivalry with Rajasthan Royals.
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newscricket19 days ago

Happy, blessed and honored to be retained by CSK, says Dwayne Bravo

Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has expressed his delight after Chennai Super Kings decided to retain him at the mega-auction last week. Bravo has also added that an IPL without the two-time champions was just not the same and with the return of CSK, the league will be back to their past glory.
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newscricket22 days ago

South Africa vs India | Suresh Raina returns to T20I squad as Shreyas Iyer misses out

Suresh Raina saw a surprise return to the T20I squad against South Arica after the southpaw had finally managed to clear the Yo-Yo test back in December last year. The list also saw the return of bowler Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur as Shreyas Iyer misses out after his failure against New Zealand.
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newscricketa month ago

Suresh Raina : I became a real player in Chennai

IPL’s record run-scorer Suresh Raina has asserted that his eight-year stint with CSK helped him develop into a “real player”. Raina also went on to talk about the love that he received from the CSK fans and voiced his excitement in getting the old band together for the upcoming edition again.
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