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newscricket10 days ago

Kohli and Rahane rested from warm-up game against County XI as precaution, reveals BCCI

The BCCI, in a release, revealed that India's skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane were ruled out of the practice game against County XI due to fitness concerns. The BCCI also revealed that India had to lend two players to the County XI side upon the host's request.
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newscricket17 days ago

Shreyas Iyer named in Mumbai fitness camp alongside a bunch of stars 

Indian middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer has been named in the list of 45 players picked by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for an upcoming fitness camp. It also includes a bunch of stars such as Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, and Prithvi Shaw.
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featurecricket19 days ago

How different was Cricket the last time India toured Sri Lanka? Well, quite different

There was a time not too long ago that India toured Sri Lanka - and vice versa - so often that a bilateral series between the two sides made fans cry.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Hanuma Vihari has been a good investment for India, admits Sanjay Bangar

Ahead of the England tour, Sanjay Bangar has admitted that Hanuma Vihari has been a good investment for the Indian team due to his contributions away from home. While backing Ajinkya Rahane to come good, Bangar insisted that Karun Nair could be in the queue for a place in the middle-order.
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featurecricketa month ago

India's problem isn't lack of intent but adaptability 

'The positive approach that we wanted was there. We played the kind of cricket we wanted to play. Wins and losses are part of this game. We didn't play for a draw. We played for a win. We lost,' stated Virat Kohli post a heart-wrenching loss in Adelaide in 2014.
Harshit Anand
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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featurecricketa month ago

As reality starts to kick in, it’s time for India to confront some harsh truths

Cue the overreactions; when there’s a defeat of this magnitude, they are inevitable.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

WTC Final | Rose Bowl Day 6 Talking Points: Two ends of the spectrum - Jamieson-Bumrah; India-New Zealand

While everyone were staring at a draw when the day started, New Zealand's pacer bowlers, spearheaded by Jamieson turned the fortune around, bowling India out for 170. Needing 139, the BlackCaps openers were dismissed by Ashwin before Taylor-Williamson steered them home to win the WTC final.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Kohli's dismissal today reminiscent of his struggles against Anderson in 2014, opines Nasser Hussain

England commentator Nasser Hussain has compared the bowling line of Kyle Jamieson, who dismissed Indian skipper Virat Kohli twice in the WTC final, to that of James Anderson in the infamous 2014 tour. Poking at one wide of off stump, Kohli threw his hands to perish to the lanky seamer.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter slams repeat-offender Ajinkya Rahane for throwing his wicket away in the WTC Final

It wasn’t the first time in the WTC final, it was definitely not the first time when Ajinkya Rahane has been strangled down the leg-side by a pacer. Twitter was mightily disappointed with the Indian vice-captain for throwing his wicket away against New Zealand for the second time in the final.
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