featurecricketa month ago

Virat Kohli : a shrewd strategist or a lucky successor

When Lahiru Kumara was bowled out off a Ravichandran Ashwin delivery, the second Sri Lankan innings came to an end and with it, India registered yet another comprehensive win and clean-swept the series 3-0 for the first time ever on foreign soil. The win marked India's eighth consecutive series win.
Rohan Chawla
newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli acknowledges India's squad depth is their biggest strength

Virat Kohli has admitted that India’s squad depth has been their biggest strength in the last two years as it has allowed them to field players to suit the playing conditions. However, the 28-year-old also added that India’s 3-0 series win was not a true reflection of how strong they are.
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newscricketa month ago

Manish Pandey, KL Rahul make a return to ODI squad; Yuvraj, Ashwin, Jadeja left out

The selection committee announced India's 15-man squad for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka and Manish Pandey and KL Rahul made a return to the team. Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Shami have been rested for the white-ball format.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Predicted 15 man squad for India's ODI series against Sri Lanka

The selection committee is scheduled to meet on Sunday to decide on the team for the five-match ODI series and one-off T20I against Sri Lanka commencing from August 20th. Reports have suggested that the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Aswin, and Mohammed Shami will be rested for the series.
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newscricketa month ago

The Indian team has finally started to rely on fast bowlers, says Kapil Dev

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev is pleased with how the fast bowlers have started to spearhead India's bowling lineup. Dev also stated that Ravi Shastri claiming the current team to be the best ever is his own thought process and backed younger teams to perform better on any given day.
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newscricketa month ago

To move the leather ball at will was a difficult task, reveals Umesh Yadav

Indian pace star Umesh Yadav revealed that the control he exercises over the leather ball now was a mammoth task that he accomplished after years of training. The 29-year old also recounted how difficult it was for him to get into the Indian team.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ravindra Jadeja becomes the No. 1 all-rounder in Tests

Ravindra Jadeja, the Player of the Match in the second Test against Sri Lanka, has toppled Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to take the top position among all-rounders for the first time in the latest ICC Test Rankings. Currently, Jadeja is also the No.1 bowler in the ICC Test rankings.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Not compromising on pace no matter what: How Umesh Yadav braved all odds

Former Australian pace bowler Glenn McGrath has applauded Indian bowler Umesh Yadav for his consistency and understanding of the workload management needed to sustain a fast bowling career. The boy from Deori endured a lot before making path-breaking progress in the international circuit.
Subhayan Dutta
reportcricket2 months ago

Sri Lanka Vs. India | India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs

India sealed the first Test in their favour by 304 runs on day 4 as Virat Kohli’s 17th test century ensured Sri Lanka were set a target of 550 in the fourth innings. But the home side were bundled out for 245 as Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin ensured India took a 1-0 lead in the series.
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newscricket2 months ago

WATCH | Third umpire laughs off Dimuth Karunaratne’s ‘bad’ review

Although there have been a few bad reviews ever since the Decision Review System has come into play, Dimuth Karunaratne has just raised the bar to a whole new level. During Sri Lanka's first innings, the opener opted to take a review which the third umpire himself labelled as a 'bad' one.
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