newscricket12 hours ago

Ravi Shastri admits lack of acclimatisation cost India in South Africa

While stating that his team would not complain about the kind of wickets that his team have been offered in South Africa, Ravi Shastri acknowledged the lack of practice in SA conditions cost his team. Shastri, however, credited his bowlers for their performance in three-match Test series.
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newscricketa day ago

Virat Kohli & co did not gain anything playing Sri Lanka, says Harbhajan Singh

After a hectic 2017, which saw the Indian team play the likes of Australia, England, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Harbhajan Singh feels that the home series versus Sri Lanka could have been avoided. Singh also said that he preferred Bhuvaneshwar over Sharma as the former is more of a 'match-winner'.
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newscricketa day ago

Reports : Injured KL Rahul might out miss third Test against South Africa

KL Rahul has reportedly injured himself during the practice session and might not take part in the final Test of the series in Johannesburg starting on January 24. Rahul was injured while batting in the nets and after he was hit by a delivery, he was seen rubbing an ice-pack on his knee.
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newscricket3 days ago

Star All-rounders galore as IPL announce final list for mega-auction

Ahead of IPL’s mega-auction on January 27-28, the IPL has announced the final list of 578 players who would go under the hammer next week. Before the IPL registration closed in January 12, as many as 1122 players had thrown in their hat that had 778 Indians, which is now reduced to 360.
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newscricket3 days ago

There is long way for India to become a good fast bowling nation, believes Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has applauded the performance of the Indian pacers in South Africa but added that they have to work a lot before considering themselves as a good fast bowling nation. He also added that despite Rohit Sharma failing to deliver so far but he sees shades of Inzamam-ul-Haq in the Indian.
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newscricket11 days ago

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli coys on team selection, emphasizes on perfect team balance

Virat Kohli didn't give out any clue as to what team India would field in Centurion amidst numerous speculations after their dismal batting display in the first Test. The skipper also insisted that the team is not packing after trailing 1-0 in the series and has asked fans to believe in the side.
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featurecricket11 days ago

South Africa vs India | Probable XI for the Centurion Test

India have come under massive criticism concerning the team selection following their 72-run defeat against South Africa in the Newlands Test. However, on a positive note, the side now has good knowledge about their strengths and weaknesses and could line-up accordingly in the next match.
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newscricket11 days ago

Sourav Ganguly : India’s team combination should not be tinkered with

Sourav Ganguly has asserted that Team India should not to tinker with its team combination as they face South Africa at Centurion, tomorrow. The former skipper also predicted that the remaining matches of the series was bear results as well and as such India should stick to the same set of players.
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newscricket11 days ago

Kepler Wessels calls Virat Kohli best batsmen in the world and Smith "phenomenal"

Kepler Wessels has named Virat Kohli as the best batsmen in the world right now but saved some praise for Steve Smith as well calling his style of putting up runs as phenomenal. The former Australia and South Africa player has opined that India have now become a dominant team on cricket circuit.
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newscricket12 days ago

India vs South Africa | Allan Donald picks Ajinkya Rahane to steady ship for visitors

SA pace legend Allan Donald thinks that dropping Ajinkya Rahane from the starting XI was the decision that backfired for India in their disappointing defeat. Donald, however, praised India's pace bowling department after their brilliant display in the first Test, especially debutant Jasprit Bumrah.
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