newscricketan hour ago

Nic Pothas singles out Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball as turning point

Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas has stated that the toss and Jasprit Bumrah’s no-ball that gave Upul Tharanga a life turned the game in Sri Lanka’s favour. Pothas has also paid rich tribute to Suranga Lakmal, who had India’s batsmen dancing to his tunes, and called him a “class performer”.
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newscricket2 hours ago

India to have more T20I matches under new FTP

The new Future Tour Programme (FTP) for the Indian cricket team will have more T20 matches as compared to the previous one. Although there won't be too many changes in the number of Tests and ODIs, India may play three times more T20Is between 2019 and 2023 as compared to the earlier FTP.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Rohit Sharma calls Ajinkya Rahane a back-up opener in limited-overs cricket

After not picking Ajinkya Rahane in the team for the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has stated that he doesn’t want to change Rahane’s position and sees him as a back-up opener in the side. He has also credited the Lankan bowlers for making the full use of the conditions.
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newscricket3 hours ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Records and numbers from the first ODI in Dharamsala

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy debut turned out to be a huge debacle as Sri Lanka ended their losing streak of 12 consecutive ODIs, dating back to July 2017, after beating India by seven wickets. Although Sharma would want to forget the match as soon as possible, the game was a statistician’s delight.
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newscricket17 hours ago

Rohit Sharma asks his team to come out good in next two matches

After a sub-par performance in the first ODI in Dharamsala today, Rohit Sharma rued the lack of runs as the main reason for the loss and asked his team to pull up their socks for the rest of the series. He also explained that he was not surprised by the way MS Dhoni batted with the tail-enders.
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newscricket19 hours ago

Twitter reacts as Sri Lanka humble India in the 1st ODI in Dharamsala

Though MS Dhoni's 61-run knock helped India reach a respectable target that Sri Lanka reached comfortably, Rohit Sharma's debut game as captain will be remembered for its epic failure. However, from Bumrah's no-ball to Dhoni's hawkeye view, the quick ODI had everything to keep the Twitterati busy.
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newscricket20 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Jasprit Bumrah finding new ways to bowl no-balls

It seems like Jasprit Bumrah is slowly becoming a master of bowling no-balls and he is also finding new ways to bowl no-balls as well. Today, while bowling, the Gujarat pacer knocked the bails in the delivery stride and Twitterati, instantly, went berserk to mock Bumrah’s ability to bowl no-balls.
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newscricket21 hours ago

WATCH | Bumrah does another Bumrah; gets another wicket on a NO ball

While bowling a no-ball is a common sight, it was all the more frustrating for any team when they were denied a wicket because of the illegitimate delivery. For Jasprit Bumrah, this happened for the second time this year, as Upul Tharanga survived despite gifting a catch to Dinesh Karthik at gully.
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newscricketa day ago

Reports : No bilateral cricket to be played during IPL season

It is expected that from 2020, the countries won’t play any bilateral series in April and May to allow their players play in the Indian Premier League. The BCCI has suggested this idea in the ICC’s two-day meeting in Singapore and quite sure to get the approval at the next meeting as well.
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newscricketa day ago

“Dhoni Review System” overturns on-field umpire’s decision to give Jasprit Bumrah a life

There is hardly any doubt about MS Dhoni’s amazing game-reading ability and today, in the match between India and Sri Lanka, it was on display yet again. Despite the on-field umpire ruling Jasprit Bumrah out, Dhoni, from the non-striker’s end, asked for the review and instantly got it overturned.
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