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featurecricket4 days ago

From a teenage wolf to the leader of a pack - Ishant Sharma’s steadfast rise to 100 Tests caps

Ishant Sharma’s Indian career resembles the stock market more than in one way, the spectacular highs of leading the Indian pace unit and the despicable lows of being hailed as a ‘villain’ after a disastrous white-ball performance. But his success came relatively early, at the age of 18.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket10 days ago

IND vs ENG | R Ashwin has got all the qualities of being the No.1 all-rounder, opines Monty Panesar 

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has heaped praised on India's spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and stated that he has it in him to become the no.1 all-rounder in the world. He also added that the ace off-spinner is in the same league as the greats of the game Warne, Kumble and Murali.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | KXIP's plan was to retain the core of the squad, reveals Anil Kumble 

KXIP head coach Anil Kumble has asserted that they are trying to build up a solid team and that was the reason behind retaining the core of the squad. He also added that the franchise will look forward to fill up the gaps in the upcoming mini-auction and will try to perform well in 2021 IPL.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | India need someone to ‘do a Pujara’ to replicate 2018 triumph, feels Rahul Dravid

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid believes that India have the potency with the ball to take 20 wickets, but feels they need one batsman to go and do a Pujara and score 500 runs to replicate the 2018/19 heroics. Anil Kumble, meanwhile, emphasized the need for India to start the series with a win.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Ganguly and Kumble’s leadership made me a better person on and off the field, reckons Parthiv Patel

After calling it a day from cricket, Parthiv Patel has reckoned that it was Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble’s leadership that made him a better person on and off the field. While admitting that the retirement timing was right, he recalled the 2002 Headingley and 2003 Adelaide as his favourite Tests.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | Don't see any issue with Chahal as concussion replacement, asserts Anil Kumble 

Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble has backed India's decision to replace Ravindra Jadeja with Yuzvendra Chahal after he was concussed during the first T20I. He also added that with Jadeja already done with batting, he needed to be replaced with a spinner, which India duly did.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Learnt to never give up and have self-belief from Anil Kumble, reveals Ravi Bishnoi 

Ravi Bishnoi who graduated from U-19 cricket rather fast and made smooth transition to the big stage revealed that Anil Kumble taught him to have self-belief and never give up. The leg-spinner was one of the most impressive youngsters from the recently concluded IPL 2020 that Mumbai won. 
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featurecricket4 months ago

BCCI spot on when it comes to developing U19 players through IPL, claims Monty Panesar

For the longest time in Indian cricket, the pathway system had been on a singular plane where one impressive performance in the U19 World Cup would line you up for a senior debut. However, with the addition of the Indian Premier League, the pathway system has undergone a massive metamorphosis.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 months ago

Satire Saturday | Heartbroken KL Rahul realizes winning the orange cap doesn’t equate to winning the IPL

KXIP skipper KL Rahul, in the aftermath of his side’s defeat versus SRH, was left disappointed after learning that the team that holds the Orange Cap will not be declared as the winners of the IPL. Rahul was initially of the thought that KXIP will be declared champions if he wins the orange cap.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 months ago

It's time Punjab allow KL Rahul be the best batsman he can be

Frail and uninspiring - KL Rahul was a broken man after the loss to Chennai. You see him coming for the post-match interview with the host broadcaster and thus emerges a figure, mind in a distant place and no idea about what is haunting him internally. It is a state of mind difficult to decipher.
Bastab K Parida