newscricket11 hours ago

Ravi Shastri insists Yo-Yo test is not something to be compromised

Ravi Shastri has adamantly defended the Yo-Yo test stating that it is here to stay and it is not something that any players or board members should compromise. Virat Kohli pointed out that the test has been a proof of stamina and endurance and has made a massive difference in the player's fitness.
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newscricketa day ago

Virat Kohli joins Sachin Tendulkar in condemning two new ball usage in ODI cricket

Virat Kohli has joined Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis to state that the usage of two new balls in ODIs has made the game batsman-friendly. After England’s one dominating performance after another, Tendulkar tweeted that two new balls have reduced the importance of reverse-swing in 50-over game.
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newscricketa day ago

There were phases in my career where I questioned myself, says Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel has revealed that there were times during his 16-year long career where he questioned his own abilities as a cricketer in the Indian team. The 33-year-old wicket-keeper has also spoken about his admiration for World-Cup winning captain MS Dhoni, whom the former labeled a ‘Legend’.
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newscricketa day ago

Supreme Court asked me to do a job and I'm doing that at the total behest of the SC, says Vinod Rai

CoA chairman Vinod Rai insisted that he has been doing the job because Supreme Court had asked him to do the job and would resign anytime SC wants him to resign. Rai stated that CoA has been wrongly accused of not doing their job properly and insisted that they just have been following orders of SC.
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newscricketa day ago

Anil Kumble reckons India have enough depth in bowling and batting line-ups to edge past England

Anil Kumble has insisted that Indian team have enough experience in both bowling and batting departments to outwit England in the upcoming series. Kumble revealed that his company along with Microsoft would be unveiling a new technology during the Tamil Nadu Premier League to analyze batting.
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newscricket2 days ago

Sheffield Shield to exclude pink ball fixtures after India opt against Day-Night Test

Cricket Australia has released its domestic schedule where they revealed there would be no pink-ball cricket in the Sheffield Shield this season as India opted against playing Day-Night Test. The Cricket Australia XI faced the axe from One Day tournament and will only play India in a three-day game.
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newscricket2 days ago

Rohit Sharma hits out at critics after clearing Yo-Yo test

Putting an end to speculation about his fitness, Rohit Sharma has cleared the mandatory YoYo test today and then lashed out at his critics, who questioned his exemption from the June 15 test. He had taken permission to be exempted from the fitness test as he had a sponsor commitment in Russia.
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newscricket2 days ago

Reports : BCCI’s Yo-Yo test benchmark lowest among all nations

According to reports, the 16.1 score prescribed by the BCCI for the mandatory Yo-Yo test is the lowest among the top teams of world cricket. England and New Zealand have set the cut-off at 19, South African has set it at 18.5, Sri Lankans have it at 17.4 while Pakistan too has it at 17.4.
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newscricket3 days ago

India to play West Indies in their opening series of World Test Championship in 2019

India are set to play West Indies in their opening series of the World Test Championship in the Caribbean which will start in July next year as per ICC’s updated schedule. Australia will also take on Afghanistan in a one-off Test match prior to India’s four-Test tour in the summer of 2020-21.
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newscricket3 days ago

Rohit Sharma passes BCCI-mandated yo-yo test, will feature in Ireland T20Is

Rohit Sharma has slashed all rumours over his fitness as he cleared the BCCI-made compulsory yo-yo fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. The right-handed batsman will now travel with the Indian team to Ireland to play two T20Is on June 27 and 29 at Malahide respectively.
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