newscricket14 hours ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels pacers got “carried away” when they should have been more patient

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has claimed that the pitch at the Eden Gardens had changed drastically when the Indian pacers got the ball in their hands. Bhuvneshwar admitted that the pacers were excited to bowl in the wicket and got “carried away” after the first innings when they should have been more patient.
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featurecricket2 days ago

Talking points from Day 3 of India-Sri Lanka Test Match

Sri Lanka have dominated proceedings in the Test so far and the trend continued on Day 3 as well, with the home side restricted to just 172 in the first innings. In reply, riding on a 99-run partnership between Angelo Mathews (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (51), they have closed the gap to just 7 runs.
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newscricket5 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka - India's predicted XI for first Test in Kolkata

India have successfully managed to beat Sri Lanka on their own patch in a dominating way as they registered 9-0 win which over all three formats. Now, it's Sri Lanka's turn to tour India with the first Test starting tomorrow and both the teams will want to start the series on a winning note.
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newscricket6 days ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be key bowler against Sri Lanka, feels Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has pinpointed Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the key bowler against Sri Lanka citing the pacer's ability to swing the ball both ways. He also opined that for the Eden Gardens Test, which will start tomorrow, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, based on the pitch, should be included in the team.
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newscricket9 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Dimuth Karunaratne ready to tackle Ashwin-Jadeja challenge

Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has stated that he is ready to tackle the duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the upcoming series and admitted that he will have to think out of the box for the same. He also said that they are practicing on dusty wickets to counter the Indian spinners.
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newscricket9 days ago

R Sridhar credits IPL for Indian players' improved ground fielding

R Sridhar has seemed happy as the perception about fielding has been changing lately and claimed that the Indian Premier League is the major contributor to players' fielding improvement. He has also stated that the Indian team is one of the best in the world when it comes to ground fielding.
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featurecricket14 days ago

Does BCCI’s current rotation policy risk procreating legends down the line?

BCCI has been successful in bringing specialist teams for different formats of late, which has seen India excelling in all the rankings. However, the continuous squad rotation will be detrimental for aspiring players, who eye greatness by outplaying their predecessors’ records in national colours.
Subhayan Dutta
newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli issues burn-out warning to BCCI owing to "hectic" schedule

Skipper Virat Kohli has finally addressed the issue of team India’s hectic playing schedule stating that the players need to be rotated occasionally to prevent burn out in the overseas tours. India have played a Test series, 15 ODIs and four T20Is in the last four months with hardly any break.
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newscricket2 months ago

For Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya was the biggest gain from Australia series

Virat Kohli has termed Hardik Pandya as the “biggest asset” to emerge for the team in the recently-concluded ODI series against Australia. After leading the team to their sixth consecutive bilateral ODI series victory, the Indian skipper has also praised India's all-round performance.
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newscricket2 months ago

Mohammed Shami and I must take more responsibility in ODIs, says Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav believes that he along with Mohammed Shami should take more responsibility of bowling and perform better in ODIs. The Vidarbha pacer has also opined that new policy of rotation in the Indian cricket team has helped the pacers more as it gives time to manage the workload.
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