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featurecricket6 days ago

Hanuma Vihari rides his own destiny and legacy on a tightrope - rather successfully

Walking on a tightrope is not everyone’s cup of tea and neither is sealing a place comfortably in the Indian team, Hanuma Vihari’s cup of tea. Coming into the Test in Sydney, one of the so-called flattest pitches in the country, the pressure was always going to be on Vihari.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ishan Kishan a ‘hot contender’ for the wicket-keeper spot in ODIs and T20Is, believes MSK Prasad

Former national chief selector MSK Prasad believes that the versatility of young Ishan Kishan, who struck 516 runs in IPL 2020, makes him a hot contender for the wicket-keeper’s spot in limited-overs cricket. Prasad feels Kishan will be a ‘welcome addition’ if he could bat the way he did in the IPL.
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newscricket3 months ago

AUS vs IND | Mohammed Siraj has done well with red-ball; could be handy in Australia, opines MSK Prasad

Ahead of the much-awaited series Down Under, MSK Prasad has opined that Siraj has done well with the red-ball, which could be handy in Australia as the fifth-place option. Alongside that, reports have added that Axar Patel too is in contention for a spot in the squad alongside Shardul Thakur.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2020| Rayudu might not be '3D' player but efficient at one dimension, insists Aakash Chopra

Former Indian Test opener turned cricket analyst Aakash Chopra reckons Ambati Rayudu might not be a three-dimensional player but he is very good in batting, which is the only dimension he has. Ahead of the 2019 World Cup, MSK Prasad had dropped Rayudu for Vijay Shankar's 'three-dimension' skills.
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newscricket5 months ago

Sanju Samson is there in wicket-keepers’ mix as third choice, feels MSK Prasad

Former Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad feels that Sanju Samson, who warmed the bench for most parts of the Sri Lanka and New Zealand series earlier this year, is still only third choice as a keeper, behind Rahul and Pant. Prasad also feels that Pant might now be able to express himself freely.
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newscricket6 months ago

India sending 26-man squad to Australia a good idea, states MSK Prasad

Former BCCI selection committee chief MSK Prasad has stated that India should send a 26-man squad when they tour Australia, starting October. The two teams will play a three-match Test series, starting October 11, followed by which they are scheduled to play four Tests, starting December 3.
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newscricket8 months ago

Wicketkeepers should strike the right balance between runs and keeping ability, remarks Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel has stated that modern-day wicketkeepers must focus to strike the right balance between scoring runs and improving their keeping ability in order to survive. He was also critical of former selector MSK Prasad for not giving keepers enough chances to showcase their talent.
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newscricket8 months ago

Disappointed with BCCI selection committee’s lack of communication, states Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has expressed his disappointment regarding the lack of communication from the BCCI selection committee, previously led by MSK Prasad, while he clarified that he has nothing against the players. Raina has admitted that he received selection transparency from all his Indian captains. 
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newscricket8 months ago

Instead of playing as a finisher, MS Dhoni should bat at three or four, confesses MSK Prasad

MSK Prasad has suggested that instead of playing MS Dhoni as a finisher, the management should try the former skipper at top of the middle-order, preferably at three or four. He also reckoned that it would be a tough task for the 38-year-old to make a comeback given his age and fitness.
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newscricket8 months ago

Suresh Raina didn’t make a case for himself in domestic cricket, feels MSK Prasad

Former Chief selector MSK Prasad has stated that Suresh Raina never really scored a lot of runs in domestic cricket to make a case for himself for a sustained domestic cricket comeback. Prasad has further added that Raina’s accusation that selectors didn’t clarify the cause was not true at all.
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