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Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin and Axar Patel feature in Cricket.com.au's Test team of the year

Cricket.com.au on Friday, December 31 picked their Test Team of the year, and India's Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin and Axar Patel were included in the list. Pakistan cricketers, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Fawad Alam were also elected to the Cricket.com.au Test team of the year.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs SA | Reports: Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shubhman Gill and Ishant Sharma doubtful for South Africa series

According to a report by the Indian Express, four players, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shubhman Gill and Ishant Sharma, are doubtful for the South Africa series as they are not completely fit. India will be touring South Africa for three Tests and three ODIs from December 26.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Having lot of options is a good situation to be in, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid has said that having a lot of options for the team selection is a good headache to have, after India defeated New Zealand by 327 runs in the second Test in Mumbai to take the series 1-0. Dravid added that it was good to see players being tested on a challenging Wankhede pitch.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Mayank Agarwal showed resilience and character, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli praised opener Mayank Agarwal, saying that he showed resilience and character while scoring 150 runs and 62 runs in the first and second innings respectively in the second Test against New Zealand. Agarwal finished as the highest run-scorer in the series with 242 runs from four innings.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ| Team management has faith in my batting abilities, says Axar Patel

Axar Patel has revealed that the batting coach Vikram Rathour and the team management have faith in his batting abilities and has given him immense support after the end of the third day’s play of the Mumbai Test. Axar further added that this has been a dream year for him with his performances.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Twitter reacts as Ashwin, Siraj help India bundle out New Zealand for 62

After Ajaz Patel bagged a record 10-wicket haul in India’s first innings effort of 325 in the ongoing second India-New Zealand Test in Mumbai, the hosts bundled out Blackcaps for a paltry 62 to take a massive 263-run lead. It was the lowest ever Test innings total for any team against India.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Axar Patel is in the shadows of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin, says Craig McMillan

Former New Zealand cricketer, Craig McMillan has stated that since India does not play three spinners in overseas conditions, Axar Patel is in the shadows of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin. McMillan further added that the left-arm spinner’s record in the longest format of the game is phenomenal.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Not sure whether to credit New Zealand or call India unlucky, says Inzamam-ul-Haq on drawn Kanpur Test

Inzamam-ul-Haq wondered whether to credit New Zealand or call India unlucky, after the first India-New Zealand Test in Kanpur ended in a draw on Monday. The former Pakistan captain added that it was a disappointing result for India, as their bowlers allowed the visitors to bat through the final day.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Reports: Rahul Dravid gives Rs 35,000 to Kanpur groundsmen for preparing sporting pitch

As per a PTI report, India head coach Rahul Dravid gave away Rs 35,000 to Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium ground staff for preparing a sporting pitch for the first India-New Zealand Test. The game went right into the final session of the final day, with India falling one wicket short of a win.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Twitter reacts as Axar Patel bags fifth five-for in fourth Test to trigger New Zealand’s collapse

Axar Patel extended a glorious start to his Test career, registering a five-for against New Zealand in the first innings of the Kanpur Test on Saturday, which was his fifth in just his fourth Test. The visitors collapsed from 197/1 to 296 all-out, handing India a first-innings lead of 49.
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