newscricket9 days ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Elite Group C - Tamil Nadu, Services register dominant wins yet again

TN held on to the top spot in the group and kept their streak going with an emphatic 187-run win over Tripura. While Railways and Rajasthan played out a fascinating, low-scoring tie, Services cruised to an easy victory against Jammy and Kashmir thanks to Gahlaut Rahul Singh’s unbeaten ton.
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reportcricket11 days ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Elite Group C - Tripura, Services register wins, Tamil Nadu make it five in a row

Tripura and Services took their tally of wins in the 2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy to three by triumphing over Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh respectively on Friday. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu continued their stunning start to the season, making it 5/5 wins by thrashing Jammu and Kashmir.
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newscricket23 days ago

IND vs SA | Batted first to test ourselves in tough situations ahead of the World Cup, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has defended his decision to bat first, stating that he took the decision to help his team prepare for tougher challenges in the future keeping the WT20 in mind. Kohli became the first captain to bat first in a T20I in Bengaluru, subsequently losing the match by nine wickets.
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featurecricket25 days ago

IND v SA | India’s predicted XI for the 3rd T20I in Bengaluru

With India guaranteed an unassailable lead in the series, the third T20I provides an opportunity for Virat Kohli to tinker with the combination. However, whether the Men in Blue are willing to risk losing a series-win for the bigger picture of next year’s World Cup is to be seen.
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newscricketa month ago

IND v SA | Maybe selectors felt some changes were required, I respect that, says Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav has stated that he respects the selectors' decision to leave him out of two successive T20I series either as a break for him or because they felt some changes were required. Currently, Kuldeep is in a three-man race against Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for a place in the Test XI.
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newscricketa month ago

IND v SA | Not wise for India to look at the World T20 next year, says Sourav Ganguly

Contrary to popular opinion, Sourav Ganguly believes that it is important that the Indian team does not focus all their attention towards the T20 World Cup next year. Instead, Ganguly hopes that the team management offers youngsters as many chances as possible to prove themselves.
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featurecricketa month ago

IND v SA | India’s predicted XI for the 2nd T20I in Mohali

Team India go into the second of three T20Is hoping to finally kick-off their preparations for the T20 World Cup, to be held in Australia next year. With the first T20I being washed out, Virat Kohli and Co. will look to maximise the high-scoring flat tracks at the PCA stadium in Mohali.
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newscricketa month ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Mahipal Lomror to lead Rajasthan, Deepak Chahar named vice-captain

19-year-old all-rounder Mahipal Lomror has been named as the skipper of Rajasthan for the upcoming edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, while Deepak Chahar has been named as the vice-captain. Other notable inclusions in the squad are Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Aniket Choudhary and Ashok Menaria.
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featurecricketa month ago

Linde and Fortuin's dream debut and Pandya brothers' scintillating show - The 1st T20I that never happened

The Indian cricket season started off with a bang as the hosts marginally edged out South Africa in a nerve-wracking match which saw a last-over finish. India shrugged off Bjorn Fortuin’s heroics with the ball as India’s "Brothers of Destruction" took Proteas bowlers apart with immaculate hitting.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs SA | Going forward one step at a time, says Rahul Chahar

After a considerably long wait for the Chahar brothers, Rahul and Deepak, they got to be a part of the same playing XI when India toured West Indies in August. In the opening T20I game of the three-match series, India included Deepak as well and also handed Rahul his debut cap.
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