newscricket2 days ago

Ravi Shastri is the right choice but he needs to justify it, believes Sourav Ganguly

While asserting that Ravi Shastri was the right man for the India head coach job, Sourav Ganguly added that the coach needs to justify it with some silverware. The former skipper also went on to say that the team, which is filled with stars, needs to figure out a way to win knockout games.
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newscricket4 days ago

Anil Kumble perfect candidate for chairman of selectors post, claims Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag has tipped Anil Kumble to be the perfect person to fill in the vacant post as chairman of selectors. The former India opener also revealed that he had no intention of applying for the position of head coach of the Indian team after missing out on the post to Ravi Shastri in 2017.
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newscricket16 days ago

Every profession has conflicts, says Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble has jumped to the defence of former India teammate Rahul Dravid who is under the spanner of BCCI ombudsman Justice DK Jain. The U-19 India coach has been issued a notice by the BCCI official citing 'conflict of interest' as he is NCA head and also holds a position at India cements.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC defends Kumar Dharmasena's decision to grant six runs for overthrow in World Cup Final

The ICC have publicly defended the controversial overthrow call made in the World Cup final, stating that the Umpires followed protocol while making the decision. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena had incorrectly signaled six overthrow runs in the final, which has since sparked debate and controversy.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | ICC lacks clarity about technical director Anil Kumble’s role in Euro T20 Slam

What has come as a great embarrassment for the ICC, the governing body of the sport has zero clarity about ICC Technical committee director Anil Kumble’s “advisor” role in Euro T20 Slam. Meanwhile, few BCCI officials have also claimed to have no idea whatsoever about the league, let alone Kumble.
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newscricketa month ago

BCCI needs to give NOC to youngsters to participate in T20 Leagues, says Anil Kumble

Indian legend Anil Kumble has stated that the BCCI will need to provide NOC to youngsters in the future to encourage them to participate in T20 leagues around the world. With Yuvraj Singh set to play in the Global T20 in Canada, Kumble feels that more youngsters might follow his path in the future.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India need to play both Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal against New Zealand, states Anil Kumble

Having just fielded one wrist-spinner in their games against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Anil Kumble believes that India should go with both Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the semi-final. Kumble also added that India should only play Bhuvneshwar Kumar in case of the pitch being a slow one.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Ambati Rayudu leaves with “what could have been” regrets but who to blame for it all?

After the failure and shame in the 1999 World Cup, the '02 English summer gave a chance for redemption for the Indians and coincidentally, it was not only the senior team which was under the scanner. As many as three teams were in action at the same time, with a lot of promise for the golden future.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Brian Lara, Anil Kumble question Nottingham’s rain preparedness

The expert panel at Star Sports have questioned why extra covers were not used to cover the entire ground at Trent Bridge even as it drizzled continuously on Thursday. Now, India and New Zealand are likely to share points in Nottingham as persistent showers have done damage to the ground.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Anil Kumble, Kevin Pietersen pick West Indies for semi-finals

Anil Kumble and Kevin Pietersen believe that West Indies will be the fourth semi-finalist in this year’s World Cup in England and Wales. West Indies had to play the World Cup Qualifiers in order to find a place at the ten-nation tournament but have gone ahead with a full-strength squad this time.
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