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newscricket16 days ago

IND vs ENG | Umesh to be added in the Test squad for Ahmedabad leg after fitness assessment; Shami still out

On Wednesday, BCCI announced the squad for the last two tests - the pink-ball encounter in Ahmedabad and the fourth Test at the same venue, with Umesh Yadav to be added to the squad post a fitness assessment. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami isn't yet cleared to be part of the Test setup for the series.
Press Release
newscricketa month ago

Reports | Mohammed Shami eyeing return to the Indian squad for third Test

After injuring himself in the first Test against Australia, Mohammed Shami has resumed practice with a view of making his return to the Indian setup for the pink-ball Test against England. The pacer was ruled out of the first two Tests in Chennai, with him still recovering from the injury.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Didn’t let the abuses affect my game; it only made me stronger, voices Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj has voiced out that he didn’t let the racial abuses in Australia affect his game, returning with 13 wickets in the Test series. In fact, he has stated that it only made him stronger before revealing that the umpires gave them an option to walk off the Sydney Test on Day four.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | India were thoroughly outplayed by Australia on Day three of Sydney Test, states Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel has stated that India were thoroughly outplayed by the hosts from all fronts on Day 3 of the ongoing Sydney Test as the visitors conceded a 94 run lead after the first innings. He also reinstated that not just physically, the short-ball injuries will impact the team psychologically.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS A | Day 1 Talking Points: Kohli-less India, Classy Shubman Gill and Marcus Harris’ litmus test

In what was going to be a real Test for the Australian batsman against the tough pace attack of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, it was India who collapsed to a first innings total of 194. However, in the second innings, the Indian duo really put on a show, dismantling the Australian top order.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | Virat Kohli could have managed the bowlers a little better, reckons Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has reckoned that Indian skipper could have managed his bowlers a little better after their loss against Australia in the second ODI. Alongside that, Harbhajan also insisted that the duo of Shami-Bumrah must find ways to swing the new ball and make it count in Australia.
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featurecricket3 months ago

India’s wrecking-ball strike-bowlers have prompted sixth-bowler debate

Interestingly, India’s series with Australia often glaringly shows them the holes in the playing XI, which usually goes under the radar in other cases. This tour is no different, with India’s depth being questioned, both with the bat and the ball, on the back of two indifferent shows.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to desperate Virat Kohli's eagle-eyed review landing India unlikely breakthrough

The duo of David Warner and Aaron Finch played out of their skins to frustrate the Indian team, with an opening partnership of 156 runs. When wickets seemed an unlikely proposition, Mohammed Shami extracted a nick from Warner, which would’ve gone unnoticed if not for Kohli’s precision.
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newscricket3 months ago

AUS vs IND | Definitely discussed giving opportunities to younger players, reveals Virat Kohli

Ahead of the white-ball series against Australia, Virat Kohli has revealed that the management definitely discussed giving opportunities to the youngsters in Australia, in front of crowds. He also stated that it is a no-brainer that they would have to give rest to Shami and Bumrah during the tour.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Down but not out: Chance at redemption for Shardul Thakur and his bag of tricks

Shardul Thakur has to go down as one of the most confusing personas in the current Indian setup – having come under fire for donning the iconic jersey. Since then his career has been always about unfulfilled promises and trolls but right now, there is an opportunity for him to turn it around.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam