newscricket12 hours ago

All India needs is one bowling superstar, believes Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has praised the new trend of emerging bowlers as game-changers for India but also underlined the need of a "bowling superstar" who can inspire the young generation. He has also added that the hype around batting heroes has resulted in youngsters being more obsessed with batting.
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newscricketa day ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Virat Kohli not worried by the absence of Bhuvneshwar and Dhawan

Virat Kohli has claimed that he is not bothered by the absence of the Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan for the second Test against Sri Lanka, which starts tomorrow in Nagpur. He has also stated praised Vijay Shankar as a 'balance cricketer', who comes in the absence of Bhuveneshwar.
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newscricket3 days ago

It’s a dream come true to be part of the national team, says Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar is delighted with the national Test team call-up and has stated that it was a dream come true for him and he is eagerly looking forward to it. Shankar was named a replacement of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the upcoming two Tests against Sri Lanka, who had to leave for personal reasons.
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newscricket3 days ago

Nic Pothas credits both India and Sri Lanka for putting up a great fight

Sri Lankan coach Nic Pothas has appreciated the efforts of both India and Sri Lanka to make the Kolkata Test competitive despite the match being interrupted by rain. Pothas also explained how playing against India in back to back series had helped his team play a better brand of cricket.
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newscricket3 days ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli climbs up to fifth spot; Ravindra Jadeja slips to third

Virat Kohli’s recent performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka has helped him improve his position on the latest ICC rankings where he has risen to fifth place. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, too, gained eight places moving to a career-high 29th place while Ravindra Jadeja slipped to the third position.
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newscricket4 days ago

Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out from India Test squad due to personal reasons

Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will not be a part of the second Test in Nagpur as they have been released from the squad following requests from the duo owing to personal reasons. Vijay Shankar has been named as the replacement for Bhuvneshwar while no replacement has been named for Dhawan.
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newscricket4 days ago

Bhuvi will be a key player in South Africa, feels Simon Doull

Former New Zealand player Simon Doull believes that Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has all the qualities that can help him during India’s tour of South Africa next year. He has also praised the 'outstanding' Mohammad Shami and claimed that India have two world-class Test bowlers in the form of them.
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newscricket4 days ago

Twitter reacts as Sri Lanka escapes by the skin of their teeth on the final day

India produced a nail-biting finish on the final day of the rain-affected Test match as Sri Lanka somehow managed a narrow escape against India's lethal fast bowling. However, the visitors couldn't escape the wrath of the Twitterattis, who took them on a trolling ride for successfully wasting time.
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newscricket4 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | First Test ends with a dramatic draw

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami gave Sri Lanka a very late scare on Day 5 as they were reduced to 75/7 in 26.3 overs before bad light came to the visitors’ rescue with the game losing 10 overs at the end. Earlier India had given a target of 231, thanks to Virat Kohli’s 18th Test century.
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newscricket4 days ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels pacers got “carried away” when they should have been more patient

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has claimed that the pitch at the Eden Gardens had changed drastically when the Indian pacers got the ball in their hands. Bhuvneshwar admitted that the pacers were excited to bowl in the wicket and got “carried away” after the first innings when they should have been more patient.
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