newscricketa day ago

MS Dhoni has got to get in a position where he keeps hitting, says Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has echoed the popular opinion that MS Dhoni is struggling to stay afloat in the Indian squad and needs to fight for the right spot in the batting line-up. He also added that the Indian selectors need to take proper care of KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane in order for them to perform.
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newscricket3 days ago

Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane set to play for India A against England Lions

Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane are set to play for India ‘A’ against England Lions in their last First-class assignment at County Ground in Worcester to prepare for the upcoming England Test series. Both the players are not a part of the ODI squad but are likely to make it to the Test squad.
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newscricket25 days ago

Ian Chappell unsupportive of people pointing fingers at Tim Paine’s captaincy

With 4-0 down in the series, Tim Paine is under lots of scrutiny and fingers have been pointed at his leadership, but Ian Chappell reckons that he needs some time to establish it. Paine was appointed as the captain of the team after Steve Smith was banned in the ball-tampering scandal.
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newscricketa month ago

Rohit Sharma hits out at critics after clearing Yo-Yo test

Putting an end to speculation about his fitness, Rohit Sharma has cleared the mandatory YoYo test today and then lashed out at his critics, who questioned his exemption from the June 15 test. He had taken permission to be exempted from the fitness test as he had a sponsor commitment in Russia.
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featurecricketa month ago

Winners and Losers from India’s thumping win over Afghanistan

Though a one-off Test match against Afghanistan wasn’t the best possible warm-up game for India ahead of their England tour, the match did throw some idea about how players could pan in of the overseas series. Here are the winners and losers from the match and what does it mean going forward.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs Afghanistan | A lesson to learn for the Test debutants

The Afghanistan cricket team have a lot to ponder upon after their Test debut ended in an emphatic loss to a thoroughly superior Indian team. The Indians decimated Afghanistan at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore yesterday as Ajinkya Rahane & Co. won by an innings and 262 runs.
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newscricketa month ago

Ajinkya Rahane insists Team India was determined to be ruthless

Ajinkya Rahane, who was the stand-in skipper for India in the one-off Test against Afghanistan, insisted that his side were determined to be "ruthless" in their approach against the debutants in Tests. India demolished Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs inside two days of the match in Bengaluru.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Afghanistan's apocalyptic collapse in historic Test

Afghanistan's Test debut met a pretty underwhelming end as they were bowled out not once but twice in a single day as India wrapped up the match in two days. Twitterati, however, had a gala time as they had a lot to ponder over from Mohammad Shahzad's run-out to Hardik Pandya's superhuman throw.
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newscricketa month ago

Only time will tell how Afghanistan perform in the Test format, says Lalchand Rajput

Former Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput has revealed that Rashid Khan & Co. will need some time to get used to the Test format and their progress would be a long-term affair. He added that the young Afghanistan bowlers need to have some patience and get used to bowling long spells in Test cricket.
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newscricketa month ago

Sourav Ganguly asks Ajinkya Rahane to question his role in Test team

Sourav Ganguly believes India's one-off Test against Afghanistan will be a test of character for stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane who has been omitted from limited overs team. Ganguly also added that Afghanistan should treat the match as an opportunity rather than being pressurized by the mega event.
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