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Harshit Anand

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Always wanted to get paid for watching cricket, here I am blabbering my thoughts on the game we all love dearly.

featurecricket2 months ago

From Rahane's 3/10 to Pujara's 9/10: Rating Indian players' performance at Headingley 

After India's remarkable win at Lord's, Virat Kohli's men faced the wrath of a depleted yet top-notch English attack in Leeds with the game finishing well inside four days. After a shambolic opening day, India were always playing the catch-up game and ended up losing by an innings and 76 runs.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 5 Talking Points - England’s poor tactics, India's wagging tail and the relentless fast-bowling intensity

A gripping final day at Lord's started with England in the driver's seat, but some poor tactics from the hosts and India's wagging tail changed the course of the game. With England's top-order crumbling yet again, the visitors seized the advantage, registering an emphatic 151-run win.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 4 Talking Points - Fiery Wood, Kohli's off-stump woes and the Pujara-Rahane rearguard

Mark Wood's fast-bowling brilliance was followed by a resilient rearguard from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane on the fourth day of the Lord's Test, setting it up for an exciting final-day finish. The visitors were 181/6 at stumps, 154 ahead of England with Rishabh Pant unbeaten on 14.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Kohli's dwindling form magnifies India's growing middle-order struggles

When I step onto the field, I have to believe I am the best. I am not going to allow anyone to think I'm a pushover on the field. It's not to disrespect anyone, it's belief in my own abilities - Virat Kohli.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 2 Talking Points - Pant's crucial hand, Wood and Curran's ineffectiveness and Sibley's dry run

The second day of the Lord's Test saw India lose two early wickets, before Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant guided them to a first-innings total of 364. In reply, England were soon reduced to 23-2 before Joe Root and Rory Burns staged a fightback. The visitors were 119/3 at stumps.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 1 Talking Points: Solid Indian opening, Rohit's brilliance and Pujara's struggles

Put in to bat on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test at Lord’s, India’s openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul laid a fine foundation for the visitors with the latter completing his sixth Test century. Cheteshwar Pujara however, failed to regain his form, falling to James Anderson yet again.
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featurecricket2 months ago

With one of their best displays on English soil, India's four-man pace battery vindicate Kohli's tactical masterstroke  

Even when millions of Indians were more concerned about women's hockey than cricket for a change, which was historic itself, Virat Kohli's decision to drop Ravichandran Ashwin didn't go under the radar. It shocked one and all when Jadeja and Shardul got the nod ahead of the ace spinner.
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featurecricket2 months ago

The Gameplan | How Indian bowlers can trouble English batsmen and set the tone for the series

While the series between India and England isn't hyped as much due to the craze of the Olympics, it doesn't take away the fact that a series win in England would mean the world to the Indian team. On the last tour, India had won their solitary Test at Trent Bridge, where they start the series.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Rating every Indian player who featured in the T20I series against Sri Lanka 

So, finally, it has ended. It was a bizarre series between India and Sri Lanka. There were COVID outbreaks in both the camps and the series was no less than a masala movie, with all the ups and downs. It eventually ended with India losing the T20I series after they started with a win.
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featurecricket3 months ago

SL vs IND | 1st T20I: Today I Learnt - Samson fails to deliver, Chahal roars back and Chameera's X-factor

After India looked set to post 180 on the board, thanks to brilliant knocks by Shikhar Dhawan and Suryakumar Yadav, the hosts fought back valiantly to restrict the Men in Blue to 164. With Yuzvendra Chahal returning to his best, the Lankans failed to deliver, though Asalanka waged a lone battle.
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