newscricket5 hours ago

India is probably the toughest place in the world to be a fast bowler, says Glenn Mcgrath

Glenn McGrath believes that India is the toughest place for a pacer to be - on top of the stressful demands that they already face. The Australian also commended India’s pace spearhead Umesh Yadav on his maturity, stating how his experience helps him maintain consistency and avoid injuries.
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newscricket7 days ago

Umesh Yadav credits Bharat Arun for his performance

Umesh Yadav has praised the contributions of Bharat Arun, who was recently appointed as the Indian bowling coach, for his stellar performance in the domestic Test season last year. The Indian pacer has also revealed his preparation with the Kookaburra ball for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
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newscricket8 days ago

Umesh Yadav appointed assistant manager at RBI's Nagpur office

Umesh Yadav has been appointed as the assistant manager at Reserve Bank of India’s Nagpur office. Having been in talks with the RBI authorities even before the Champions Trophy started in June, the 29-year-old finally completed the formalities on Monday, a day before he left for the Sri Lanka tour.
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newscricket12 days ago

India's pace attack can be lethal in all conditions, says Ravi Shastri

The newly appointed Indian coach suggested that India's pace battery has the capability to dismantle any batting lineup in any given conditions, which hand India an edge over their competitors in the longest format. Shastri also feels that Virat Kohli is yet to reach the peak of his career.
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newscricket19 days ago

Virat Kohli now only behind Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar on the list of most ODI centuries

Virat Kohli’s century in the final ODI against West Indies yesterday saw him break Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 17 for most ODI centuries while chasing. More importantly, the Indian skipper is now behind only Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting on the list of most ODI centuries.
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newscricket20 days ago

Zaheer Khan's "learn quickly from mistakes" advice helped me, says Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav has revealed that he implemented Zaheer Khan's advice of quickly learning from mistakes by analysing his performances at the end of a game and that has helped him become a better bowler. The Indian paceman also admitted that he is still trying to balance swing and line with pace.
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newscricket23 days ago

Losing crucial wickets at crucial stages cost us the match, says Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli suggested that the loss of crucial wickets at crucial stages during the game cost India the fourth ODI against West Indies, which the Men in Blue lost by a margin of 11 runs. Kohli added that the poor shot selection from the Indian batsmen did not help their cause either.
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reportcricket24 days ago

India vs West Indies | Windies bowlers pull off stunning 11-run victory to stay alive in the series

The West Indian bowlers restricted the Indian side to 178 runs resulting in an 11-run victory to keep their hopes of a series draw alive. Earlier, the Windies batting collapsed once again in front of a fierce Indian bowling and could muster only 189, but that eventually proved to be sufficient.
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newscricketa month 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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newscricket2 months 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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