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newscricket12 days ago

Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Bharat Arun rejoin India squad after isolation

Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Bharat Arun, who had to go into isolation after being identified as close contacts of a Covid-infected staff member, have rejoined the Indian squad 10 days ahead of the first Test. Saha and Easwaran missed the warm-up game against County XI due to isolation.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket20 days ago

Sri Lanka tour is Prithvi Shaw’s opportunity to break into India's World T20 squad, opines Santosh Pingulkar

Prithvi Shaw's childhood coach Santosh Pingulkar has stated that the upcoming white-ball tour of Sri Lanka would be a blueprint for his ward's selection in the Indian team for the World T20. He also talked about the opener's chances of making a Test comeback after the display in Australia.
Viransh Shah
newscricket21 days ago

Reports | Saha and Easwaran forced into isolation as support staff tests positive for COVID-19

Two more Indian cricketers, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Wriddhiman Saha have been reportedly forced into isolation owing to throwdown expert Dayanand Garani testing positive for COVID-19. The development means that Saha and Easwaran, along with Pant, will not feature in the warm-up match.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Reports | Team management's lack of trust in Easwaran creating issues with selectors

If TOI reports are to be believed, the Indian team management isn't overly impressed with the reserve opener Abhimanyu Easwaran and that has divided the selectors and the management. The management had earlier demanded the inclusion of Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal as backup openers.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

Evaluating India’s opening options for England Tests in the absence of Shubman Gill

With incumbent Shubman Gill set to miss a chunk of the five-match series against England, team India have been left with a decision to make on the opening front. SportsCafe looks at the six possible candidates in the squad, and evaluates the pros and cons of every individual in contention.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Reports | Shubman Gill could miss entirety of England series due to serious leg injury

Young Indian opener Shubman Gill could reportedly miss the whole tour of England after sustaining a mysterious leg injury that is believed to be pretty serious. The leg-injury is believed to be long-standing, and the opener is said to have aggravated the problem in the weeks gone by.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Had a horrendous 2019/20 season but I’m batting really well now, insists Abhimanyu Easwaran

Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, who on Friday was picked by India as a reserve batsman for the England tour, admitted that he had a wretched 2019/20 season, but asserted that he is in a much better place now. Easwaran said that he further expected to be called up as a reserve batsman.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

SMAT 2020-21 | Don’t think captaincy duties would affect Abhimanyu Easwaran’s performance, reckons VVS Laxman

Ahead of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, VVS Laxman has reckoned that captaincy duties won’t come in as too disturbing a factor for Abhimanyu Easwaran’s performance for Bengal. However, Laxman also vehemently refuted the idea of split captaincy as he believes it would affect the consistency.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

Shikhar Dhawan’s Test career - is it 'really' done and dusted

It has been exactly 636 days since Shikhar Dhawan last wore the Indian whites, in the series against England, batting alongside KL Rahul. However, since then, his future has more or less looked cold, with the southpaw establishing himself as more of a white-ball specialist.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | The underwhelming XI of the tournament

Nothing divides opinion like stringing together a ‘Flop XI’ for a tournament. Arguments with colleagues can even make you pull your hair out in frustration. Thus after exchanging several verbal blows, we, here at SportsCafe, have collated together the underwhelming XI of the 2019/20 Ranji season.
Anirudh Suresh