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Success of Indian cricket down to IPL, believes Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi has credited the success of Indian cricket to the IPL, saying the league has helped the country's budding cricketers to cope better with the rigours of international cricket. Afridi also believes that PSL will also change the dynamics of Pakistan cricket at the international level.
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newscricket5 hours ago

Twitter reacts to infuriated batsman standing ground as umpire does 'Mbappe celebration' after wrong decision

The game of cricket never ceases to amaze and today, the match between Goa and Gujarat gave us a ‘one of a kind’ incident for the ages. The umpire incredibly pulled off an ‘Mbappe celebration’ after incorrectly ruling the batsman out, which infuriated the latter, who refused to leave the ground.
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newscricket6 hours ago

IND vs NZ | My role in the game was to bowl against the wind, reveals Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, who conceded 99 runs for his three wickets, has revealed that his role was to bowl against the wind for the entirety of the game, even though it was really difficult. Ashwin has further praised Mayank Agarwal and suggested him not to move away from his set template.
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newscricket6 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Still far away from setting a target on fourth day, feels Ravichandran Ashwin

At the end of Day three’s play, Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that the team is still far away from setting a target for the hosts' second innings. Ashwin has also added that New Zealand used the conditions to the fullest - tailenders with the bat and the bowlers putting India under pressure.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Ishant’s fifer helped India to stay in this contest, attests Simon Doull

Former New Zealand international Simon Doull was all praises for Ishant Sharma’s impressive spell of swing bowling where he picked up 5 wickets to keep India on the prowl for a win. Doull pointed out that Sharma being economical while picking up wickets worked miracles for his side.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Virat Kohli’s tactical blunder could cost India the match, feels VVS Laxman

Virat Kohli’s decisions on the field on Sunday have not gone too well with VVS Laxman, who criticized the way the Indian skipper shuffled around the bowlers with the new ball. New Zealand added 52 runs for the last two wickets and Laxman feels that Kohli’s captaincy enabled them to do so.
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newscricket8 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Mayank showed his teammates how to bat in New Zealand, feels Scott Styris

Former New Zealand international Scott Styris was all praises for Mayank Agarwal’s valiant half century to put things straight for an Indian resurgence. Some quick fire runs from the Kiwi tailenders piled up a lead of 183 as Rahane and Vihari grind their way through after some quick wickets.
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featurecricket8 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Basin Reserve Day 3 Talking Points - Short deliveries, tail-enders and New Zealand put India in trouble

On Day 3, India’s familiar weaknesses came back haunting in away conditions - nagging tail, short deliveries and the ability to get a huge lead after conceding one in the first innings. For New Zealand, all boxes ticked - lower-order batting, short-ball plans and their tricks to get India reeling.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli struggling to find his feet yet again in New Zealand

Virat Kohli once again failed to deliver his best in the second innings today in Wellington as he was dismissed by a Trent Boult delivery. The Indian skipper has failed to score a century in the last 20 innings and Twitterati went berserk by trolling the Indian skipper left, right and centre.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Playing domestic is tough, almost same as playing international, feels Venugopal Rao

Venugopal Rao believes that the domestic set up of the country is no less challenging than international cricket given its standard and duration. While Rao refused to comment on his time under Greg Chappell he pointed out that its thought to coach a side like India, with millions looking up to you.
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