newscricket8 days ago

Virat Kohli indicates Ashwin will play against Bangladesh

Heading into India's semi-final against Bangladesh today, Virat Kohli has indicated that India will go into the game with the same side that comprehensively beat South Africa in their last game. This means that Ravichandran Ashwin will play his second consecutive game ahead of Umesh Yadav.
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newscricket12 days ago

Champions Trophy 2017 | Kohli opts for red ball throwdowns to counter swing

Indian skipper Virat Kohli opted to face throwdowns with a red ball in a bid to counter swing bowling ahead of India's do or die encounter with South Africa today. The 28-year old has been facing problems in dealing with outswingers having been dismissed for a duck against Sri Lanka.
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newscricket14 days ago

Glenn McGrath: Wonderful to see fast bowlers come from India

Former Australian paceman Glenn Mcgrath has expressed happiness on seeing India's emerging fast bowlers which has been quite rare owing to the pitches in India which have been conducive for spin bowlers. Moreover, Mcgrath also suggested using Jasprit Bumrah in the longest format of the game.
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newscricket15 days ago

Virat Kohli: Ravichandran Ashwin understands the reason behind his omission

Virat Kohli praised R Ashwin's professionalism for putting the team's interests ahead of his own after the latter's omission from the playing XI against Pakistan. Kohli also added that the positive atmosphere and team spirit in the dressing room had made his job as a captain very easy.
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newscricket18 days ago

Twitter reacts as Pakistan lose to India yet again in an ICC event

India posted a strong total, thanks to their top order and Pakistan's horrendous fielding display. But the Pakistani batsmen couldn't handle the Indian bowling as their batting order collapsed under pressure. The Twitterati did not spare them for their unimpressive performance in the major match.
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newscricket22 days ago

Azhar Ali: India have a very good bowling side but we’re prepared for them

On Sunday Pakistan takes on India in their Champions Trophy opening clash, before the match Pakistani player Azhar Ali praised the Indian bowling attack but he also clarified that his team is well equipped to handle any challenge. Azhar also played down the fixture as 'just another game'.
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reportcricket24 days ago

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 |  Bangladesh bow down to India’s fast bowling prowess

India produced an all-round performance to secure an impressive 240-run victory over Bangladesh at the Oval today. Dinesh Karthik (94 rt) played the starring role with the bat before Umesh Yadav (3/16) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s (3/13) virtuoso performance restricted Bangladesh to a mere 84/10.
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newscricket24 days ago

ICC Champions Trophy | Indian pacers can help India retain Champions Trophy, says Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara has praised the Indian pace bowling attack for the Champions Trophy backing them to help India retain the crown they acquired in 2013. Sangakkara believes that India have "real firepower in their fast bowling" which makes them a better-balanced unit.
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newscricketa month ago

Nathan Coulter-Nile: You can't be playing cricket at 2 am

KKR pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile has called for a relook at the scheduling of the IPL games after Kolkata’s eliminator encounter against Hyderabad ended at 1.30 am last night. After an extended rain delay, Kolkata were set a revised target of 48 from 6 overs and KKR won with 7 wickets to spare.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2017 | Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Player Ratings

KKR took the Pune side by storm on their home turf when they made an 182-run chase look like a walk in the park. The Kolkata side achieved the winning feat riding on brilliant performances by skipper Gambhir and wicketkeeper Uthappa stealing the spotlight away from Steve Smith’s brilliant innings.
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