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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs NZ | We still need a final look before picking final XI, reveals Ajinkya Rahane

India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has admitted that the management alongside Virat Kohli will have a final look before deciding whether to go with an all-pace attack or to go with a spinner. He further added that the batsmen will have show more intent and move around the crease to put bowlers off.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs NZ | Don’t have any doubt about Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, insists Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has thrown his weight behind Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, saying the team has full trust on what the duo has to offer and he backed them to come back stronger at the Hagley Oval. He has also added that playing the first session of the first day is the key to a good performance.
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newscricket5 days ago

Legends and pundits react to India's first loss in World Test Championship

After a thumping T20I whitewash against New Zealand, India kept on disappointing every Indian fan with their shambolic performance in three-match ODI and first Test match. Cricketing fraternity took to Twitter to express their perception on Team India's drastic failure over Kiwis.
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newscricket5 days ago

Twitter reacts to Daryl Mitchell’s ‘blinder’ to send Jasprit Bumrah packing

India’s bad day with the bat and New Zealand’s brilliant day on the field continued when the substitute fielder Daryl Mitchell pulled off a blinder in the second slip to dismiss Jasprit Bumrah. The Indian pacer turned around only to see Mitchell pull off the catch inches away from the ground.
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newscricket6 days ago

IND vs NZ | Mayank showed his teammates how to bat in New Zealand, feels Scott Styris

Former New Zealand international Scott Styris was all praises for Mayank Agarwal’s valiant half century to put things straight for an Indian resurgence. Some quick fire runs from the Kiwi tailenders piled up a lead of 183 as Rahane and Vihari grind their way through after some quick wickets.
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newscricket6 days ago

Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli struggling to find his feet yet again in New Zealand

Virat Kohli once again failed to deliver his best in the second innings today in Wellington as he was dismissed by a Trent Boult delivery. The Indian skipper has failed to score a century in the last 20 innings and Twitterati went berserk by trolling the Indian skipper left, right and centre.
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featurecricket6 days ago

Technique the difference between masterclass and a disaster-class in New Zealand

New Zealand and India are two of the toughest places to play, where the technique is a determining factor between a master-class and a disaster class. Even the greatest of batsmen- Sir Alastair Cook, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar have struggled in comparison to the numbers they put elsewhere.
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newscricket6 days ago

Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli convincing 'walking' Mayank Agarwal to take DRS for faint nick

Mayank Agarwal, after edging one down the leg-side to Tim Southee, was readily walking off the ground and was not entirely interested in taking the DRS. However, Virat Kohli convinced him with two seconds remaining on the counter but in the end, the ultra edge found a mini spike on the screen.
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newscricket6 days ago

Twitter reacts to Rishabh Pant’s ‘long plead’ to convince umpire to give de Grandhomme out

Rishabh Pant looked like a wicket-keeper on a mission on Day 3 with his chirpy attitude behind the wicket and his long plead to convince the umpire to give the New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme out stood out. However, Grandhomme was quick enough to walk off after gloving it to the keeper.
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featurecricket7 days ago

IND vs NZ | Basin Reserve Day 2 Talking Points - Ishant Sharma shines in an otherwise lacklustre Indian performance

On Day 2, New Zealand after a shaky start put the brakes on the lower Indian batting order to take the game away from the reach of the visitors, with India getting 165 in the first innings. The hosts put on a good start and steadily built partnerships which took the game away from Kohli and co.
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