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newscricket5 months ago

Will fight the fight to ensure spin bowling comes into big picture in New Zealand cricket, says Ajaz Patel

Ajaz Patel has said that he will "fight the fight" to make spin bowling relevant in New Zealand after being omitted from the squad for the Test series against Bangladesh. Ajaz recently became only the third cricketer to take all 10 wickets in a Test innings, against India in Mumbai.
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newscricket5 months ago

Mayank Agarwal has given lot of importance to self belief, says VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman lauded Mayank Agarwal, after the opener scored match-winning 150 and 62 in the decider of the two-match Test series against New Zealand in Mumbai last week. Laxman was highly impressed with the right-hander’s “outstanding” strokeplay against Blackcaps spinners, especially Ajaz Patel.
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newscricket5 months ago

ICC Test Rankings | R Ashwin rises to No. 2 in all-rounder list, Mayank Agarwal jumps to 11th in batting charts

Indian spinner, R Ashwin has moved a place up in the latest ICC Test rankings to attain the No.2 spot among the all-rounders in red-ball cricket. Mayank Agarwal, who notched up a hundred and a fifty in the second Test match against New Zealand in Mumbai, has gained 30 spots to reach 11th position.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | Enjoyed watching Ajaz Patel bowl, it was destiny, says Ravichandran Ashwin on former’s historic 10-fer

Ravichandran Ashwin said that he enjoyed watching Ajaz Patel bowl, as the New Zealand spinner achieved a historic feat in Mumbai by picking all 10 wickets in a Test innings, becoming only the third bowler ever to do so. Ashwin was awarded the Player of the Series award for his all-round show.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | Still don’t know how to put the 10-for into words, it’s overwhelming, says Ajaz Patel

New Zealand might have gone down by 372 runs in the second Test against India in Mumbai – their biggest ever Test defeat in terms of runs – but Ajaz Patel’s historic 10-fer was a feat worth cherishing. The left-arm spinner is still trying to absorb his emotions after the landmark achievement.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | Virat Kohli has to wait patiently for a international hundred, feels VVS Laxman

Former India cricketer VVS Laxman has opined that Virat Kohli should wait patiently to end his century drought as he doesn't have any technical deficiency stopping him to score a hundred. Kohli’s last international hundred was against Bangladesh in November 2019 in a day-night Test in Kolkata.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | Ajaz Patel's perfect 10 will open doors for more Asian players in New Zealand, feels Dipak Patel

Former New Zealand cricketer Dipak Patel has said that the 10 wicket haul from Ajaz Patel against India in the Mumbai Test will open the doors for more Asian players in New Zealand. He also added that Ajaz’s historic performance will encourage Indian kids to say there is nothing to stop them.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | Cheteshwar Pujara’s long wait for Test hundred definitely a worry, says VVS Laxman

Former India cricketer VVS Laxman has stated that Cheteshwar Pujara’s century drought is an issue of concern for the team, after he was dismissed for 47 on Day 3 of the ongoing Mumbai Test against New Zealand. Laxman added that people talking about Pujara’s form could add to his frustrations.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | ‘To be in great company of Laker and Kumble is very special’ – Sir Richard Hadlee congratulates Ajaz Patel on 10-wicket haul

Sir Richard Hadlee congratulated Ajaz Patel for his 10-wicket haul in an innings against India in the ongoing Mumbai Test, saying that to be in the great company of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble is very special. Laker and Kumble are the only other two bowlers to bag 10 wickets in a Test innings.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | Twitter reacts as spider cam interrupts play, prompts early tea on Day 3 of Mumbai Test

In a rather bizarre incident, the spider camera was seen stuck in the playing area at a head height, causing a hold-up in play and an early tea break on Day 3 of the Mumbai Test. New Zealand were 13/1 at the time in their 540-run chase, after India had declared at 276/7 in their second innings. 
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