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Dropped Ashwin and Jadeja can play for Australia, jokes Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke showed his funny side while commenting on R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja's absence from the Indian ODI team stating that Australia would be happy to sponsor the duo to play for them. He added that tackling spin would be not a major concern for the Australians on flat Indian pitches.
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newscricketa month ago

Michael Clarke believes it will be tough for Australia to beat India at home

Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke believes that it will be difficult for Australia to beat India in the upcoming series as the hosts are full of confidence and have been playing well. India are set to welcome the Aussies for five ODI’s and three T20I’s in September and October this year.
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newscricketa month ago

MS Dhoni opens up about the importance of a good captain-coach relationship

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni spoke about the importance of a good captain-coach relationship for the first time since the Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble saga. The 36-year-old wicketkeeper batsman returns to the squad as India kick-off their five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
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newscricketa month ago

Ravi Shastri : I’ve returned to the side that I’d put in place the last time

Ravi Shastri believes his return to the helm has been smooth as the set-up remained unchanged from what he had put in place in his previous stint as team manager. Following their brilliant win in the Test series against Sri Lanka, the coach discussed the side’s mentality and preparations ahead.
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newscricketa month ago

BCCI should be the body to appoint the Indian coach, says Mohammad Azharuddin

Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has suggested that the BCCI should be the sole body to appoint the Indian head coach with no interference from the captain of the team. The 54-year old has also expressed his disappointment at how Anil Kumble was treated during his tenure as the coach.
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newscricket2 months ago

Anil Kumble gets around 1 crore as BCCI pays off dues

Former Indian cricket coach Anil Kumble received a sum of Rs. 1 crore as BCCI paid off his dues bringing a closure to his controversial episode with the side. The board also announced payments for Ishant Sharma, India’s Women team and a one-time payment for former cricketers.
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newscricket2 months ago

Gambhir blasts BCCI for not handling Kohli-Kumble saga properly

Gautam Gambhir has criticized the way the BCCI managed the entire Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli saga that ended with Kumble resigning from his post. Gambhir also claimed that the incident resulted in a lot of top coaches staying away from applying for the post of India Team coach.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ravichandran Ashwin hails Anil Kumble for the ideas he implemented during his tenure

Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed how overawed he was with Anil Kumble's range of ideas during his tenure as the head coach and praised him for sharing some awesome ideas. The 30-year old also suggested that he bears striking resemblance to the former leg-spinner in terms of preparing for a game.
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newscricket2 months ago

Wriddhiman Saha : I never felt that the dressing room atmosphere was tense under Anil Kumble

Wriddhiman Saha has asserted that rumors of dressing room discord under former team India head coach Anil Kumble were unfounded and that the dressing room atmosphere was never tense under him. He also cleared that India will not take Sri Lanka team lightly despite their present situation.
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newscricket2 months ago

Anil Kumble paid Rs 48 lakhs as fees for April 2017, reveals BCCI release

Former team Indian coach Anil Kumble was paid Rs 48 lakhs for his services in April 2017 while Rohit Sharma received Rs 1.12 crores and Ravichandran Ashwin earned Rs 1.01 crores according to their contracts. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane was paid over Rs 1.10 crores as per to his central contract.
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