newscricket2 hours ago

It’s a dream come true to be part of the national team, says Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar is delighted with the national Test team call-up and has stated that it was a dream come true for him and he is eagerly looking forward to it. Shankar was named a replacement of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the upcoming two Tests against Sri Lanka, who had to leave for personal reasons.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Reports : No final decision on retention policy among IPL franchise

As per the reports, a unanimous view over the retention policy hasn't prevailed in the IPL GC meeting between the team owners and the Committee of Administrators. While teams like Mumbai Indians have favoured the idea of retaining top five players, sides like Rajasthan Royals have raised questions.
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newscricket15 hours ago

Nic Pothas credits both India and Sri Lanka for putting up a great fight

Sri Lankan coach Nic Pothas has appreciated the efforts of both India and Sri Lanka to make the Kolkata Test competitive despite the match being interrupted by rain. Pothas also explained how playing against India in back to back series had helped his team play a better brand of cricket.
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newscricket18 hours ago

WATCH | Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli discuss declaration while being 100 meters apart

In cricket, the relationship between a coach and captain is important in deciding how well the team performs. On Day 5 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka, the camera captured Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri effectively communicating while being at least a 100 meters away from each other.
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newscricket20 hours ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli climbs up to fifth spot; Ravindra Jadeja slips to third

Virat Kohli’s recent performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka has helped him improve his position on the latest ICC rankings where he has risen to fifth place. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, too, gained eight places moving to a career-high 29th place while Ravindra Jadeja slipped to the third position.
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newscricket20 hours ago

Mohammed Amir : Virat Kohli doesn’t give you a second chance if you drop his catch

Mohammed Amir has revealed that he felt his heart sink when Azhar Ali dropped Virat Kohli's catch in the Champions Trophy final because Kohli doesn’t give second chances to anyone. The Pakistan pacer has also added that picking Kohli’s wicket meant that Pakistan were halfway to securing the title.
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newscricketa day ago

Reports : India likely to get pacer-friendly wickets in Nagpur and Delhi

Indian coach Ravi Shastri has reportedly spoken to the BCCI requesting to prepare pacer-friendly wickets for all three Sri Lanka Tests which will act as a preparation for the South Africa tour. According to reports, the Nagpur pitch is covered evenly with grass and will be hard and bouncy.
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newscricketa day ago

Dinesh Chandimal : India is one of the best fast bowling attacks that I have faced

Dinesh Chandimal has rated the Indian fast-bowling attack as one of the best in the contemporary cricket and praised the Indian bowlers' variations. The Sri Lankan captain has also lamented not dismissing Virat Kohli early, whose 50th century, took the game away from their clutches.
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newscricketa day ago

Sourav Ganguly : Virat Kohli right up there with Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar

After watching Virat Kohli’s 50th century, Sourav Ganguly couldn’t resist himself from praising the Indian skipper stating that he is at par with the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. Ganguly has also warned the Lankans to pull up their socks in order to come close to beating India.
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newscricketa day ago

KL Rahul takes "challenging" Eden wicket as preparation for upcoming away sojourns

After a thrilling draw against Sri Lanka on a green wicket, KL Rahul conceded that the team was preparing for the challenges that lay ahead on foreign soil in the next two years. Rahul has also downplayed Sri Lanka's time-wasting tactics in the final session, stating that it was fair on their part.
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