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newscricket13 hours ago

ENG vs IND | Mohammed Shami will win India the Test series against England, predicts Brad Hogg 

Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has predicted that Indian pacer Mohammed Shami will be the biggest threat for England and will help India win the series in the UK. He also added that India have been in England for over two months, and if they lose, there will be no excuse to defend the defeat.
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featurecricket14 hours 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.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

Will keep eye on India-England series for Ashes preparations, affirms Sridharan Sriram

Former Indian player Sridharan Sriram has said that he will keep an eye on the India-England Test series to analyse their opponents’ performance ahead of the Ashes. Sriram also hailed Tim Paine's leadership and recalled on how he regrouped the Australian players and won fans' support back.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Aakash Chopra rates Indian players; gives Shami 7/10, Pujara 2/10

Aakash Chopra has rated Indian players based on their performances in the WTC final and gave Shami the highest score while handing over Pujara the worst score. He also stated that Rohit Sharma did a decent job and warned people from underestimating his contribution, opening the innings.
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newscricketa month ago

Would have liked for the game to be extended till a result is achieved, expresses Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed that he, personally, would have wanted the WTC Final rules to be such that the match will only come to a conclusion when one of the two sides manage to achieve an outright result. As per the rules, however, IND and NZ will share the trophy in case of a draw.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to ‘flying’ Shubman Gill emulating Kohli with an acrobatic effort

While India started the day on the ascendancy, the wickets never came as the two Kiwi batsmen - Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson - ensured safety in the first hour. However, Shubman Gill’s flying acrobatic catch emulating Kohli sent back the in-form batsman Taylor, come the second hour.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Indian pacers are not genuine swing bowlers, claims Simon Doull

Simon Doull is of the opinion that Indian pacers are not genuine swing bowlers, and believes that attributed to them struggling with the ball on Day 3. Doull said India had enough time to prepare but admitted that match practice is something that provides better preparation for the players.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Drop Mohammed Shami at your peril, India

The familiar tale of the 2018 series against England, everything good and bad is associated with it, especially after India’s promise throughout the series with no real result. It wasn’t just India who fell into that category but also Mohammed Shami, the Renaissance man, in the same space.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Exciting challenge as a group to face India in the final, admits Henry Nicholls

Ahead of the World Test Championship final, New Zealand’s Henry Nicholls has admitted that it is an exciting challenge as a group to face India in the final of the competition. Alongside that, he also stated that he would want to bat as long as he can in the final, having been in great form lately.
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newscricket3 months ago

India have played some extraordinary cricket in the past; the confidence level is high, expresses Mohammed Shami

Ahead of the long England tour, Mohammed Shami has expressed that the confidence level in the Indian camp is high and stated that India have played some extraordinary cricket in the recent past. He also revealed that IPL helped him recover from the long lay-off, adding that he is ready.
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