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Suresh Raina’s promotion was to boost his confidence, believes Sunil Gavaskar

After Suresh Raina's promotion ahead of Virat Kohli in the batting line-up raised eyebrows, Sunil Gavaskar has opined that the decision was taken to get more overs under Raina’s belt. Gavaskar also shed light on Unadkat’s importance in balancing the left-right combination in the pace department.
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newscricket6 hours ago

India’s blistering 78/2 in powerplay made difference, says Reeza Hendricks

Reeza Hendricks asserted that India’s blistering start where they ended up with a score of 78/2 in the powerplay overs made the difference in the first T20I against South Africa. He also praised the Indian bowling contingent for not allowing the Proteas batsmen to score freely in their run chase.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Suresh Raina credits Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri for supporting him in bad times

India’s comeback hero Suresh Raina has revealed that head coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli always kept encouraging him during bad times. The southpaw also stated the during his one-year absence from international cricket, he always remained positive about returning to national colours.
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newscricket11 hours ago

Senior batters have to take responsibility, says JP Duminy

South Africa’s T20I skipper, JP Duminy, has blamed the senior batters in the side for failing to take the responsibility while chasing the big total on Sunday. The all-rounder, however, defended his bowlers after their horrible start stating that they remained bold and aggressive in their approach.
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newscricket11 hours ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar believes India’s struggles with short ball in overseas are over

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has confidently claimed, after India’s blazing start at the Wanderers on Sunday, that the side had successfully overcome their poor reputation of playing short balls overseas. The pacer also revealed an optimal use of workload management has brought the best out of him on the tour.
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newscricketa day ago

VIDEO | “Hard of Hearing” South Africans find a new way to lose against India

While fans can use any negative adjective to describe SA’s performance in the limited overs series, they can certainly add “hard of hearing” to the list as well. The Proteas failed to hear a nick off Shikhar Dhawan’s glove which resulted in him scoring 62 extra runs in India’s 203-run innings.
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newscricketa day ago

BCCI to send Test specialists early for England Tour to avoid South Africa debacle

BCCI is keen on sending Test specialists like Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay to England ahead of their teammates to get accustomed to the conditions to avoid another debacle like South Africa. The BCCI is also planning to send other team players to play either County or in the India A games.
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newscricketa day ago

VIDEO | Jasprit Bumrah’s incredible boundary-line effort goes in vain due to ICC rule change

Jasprit Bumrah’s name never comes up while discussing the best fielders in India, but he has come to his own as a fielder lately. He showcased a valiant effort to save the ball from going for a six by stretching every muscle of his body but it was eventually adjudged a six as per the new ICC rules.
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newscricketa day ago

Syed Kirmani hails Ravichandran Ashwin’s dedication towards the game

While presenting the “Icon of Chennai” to Ravichandran Ashwin, former India wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani has praised the star off-spinner for his achievements and dedication to the game. Kirmani has also heaped praise on the World No.5 Test bowler for always conducting himself with grace and dignity.
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newscricketa day ago

Virender Sehwag bats for MS Dhoni to take up No.4 role

Virender Sehwag believes that even though Virat Kohli wants MS Dhoni to play in the finishing role, the Indian skipper should give his predecessor an extended run at the No. 4 role. For the vacant role of the finisher, Sehwag suggested the names of Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, and Kedar Jadhav.
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