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featurecricketa day ago

X-factor Rishabh Pant and the temptation of a specialist batsman 

This is Rishabh Pant's world. He's falling down on the ground pulling a pacer. He's beaten with flight, turn and bounce, yet soon he dispatches the ball against the spin into the stands. Sprinting in the final moments of the game. Trying to finish the match with chutzpah and daredevilry of his own.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Put my body on the line to avoid gloving the ball to Cummins, reveals Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara, whose warrior-like showing in Brisbane helped India to a historic win, revealed that he decided to cop multiple blows on his body to avoid getting dismissed to Pat Cummins, who was hitting and exploiting the Gabba cracks. At Gabba, Pujara scored the slowest fifty of his career.
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newscricket2 days ago

ICC Test Rankings | Kohli slips to 4th position; Pant becomes best ranked wicket-keeper batsman

Virat Kohli has dropped down a place in the ICC Test rankings as Australia's Marnus Labuschagne swapped places with him after a great India series. Joe Root, who made a brilliant double-hundred, also entered the top five yet again while Rishabh Pant is now the best ranked wicket-keeper batsman.
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featurecricket2 days ago

It shouldn’t have been possible…….

It shouldn’t have been possible for India to win the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after getting bowled out for 36.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 5 Talking Points: Summer of Pat Cummins, Orchestrator Shubman Gill and History made

328 runs as a target - on Day 5 of the Gabba Test, the rain gods weren’t favouring a result, the odds were stacked against the visitors yet it was Australia under the pump. Their home record, their aggression and everything in between were broken by the Indian attack and the resilience.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

A poker-faced Washington Sundar triumphs on a day of Australian Chess

Chess and poker are oddly different sports yet staggeringly similar - both require the best of minds to crack. However, the only thing that makes them different are the stakes on offer and in Gabba, the stakes were high, possibly higher than what a round of poker could offer in Las Vegas.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 days ago

A battle for ages - Cheteshwar Pujara gets the best of Australian bowlers

Cristiano Ronaldo’s rivalry with Lionel Messi is a known one, with fans holding one’s stature over the other but the reality remains that one pushes the other to compete at the top. Put in the context of Test cricket, the trio of Williamson, Kohli and Smith get the best out of each other.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket5 days ago

IND vs AUS | Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar batted beautifully, expresses Josh Hazlewood 

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was full of praise for Shardul and Sundar and felt they batted beautifully on day three. He also added that the big partnership also showed that the wicket is very good to bat on and also expressed his happiness at getting rid of Cheteshwar Pujara.
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newscricket10 days ago

Gautam Gambhir bats for stricter rules in regards to racial abuse in South Africa and Australia

Following the series of incidents that prevailed at the SCG, Gautam Gambhir has stated that there should be stricter rules to eliminate racial abuses in South Africa and Australia. He also credited Rishabh Pant’s attacking approach as the only thing that kept India in the game on Day 5.
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newscricket11 days ago

IND vs AUS | Cummins was bowling in a different league altogether; dressing room is electric, states R Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, following the draw, stated that the atmosphere in the dressing room was electric and exciting but stressed that Cummins was bowling in a different league altogether. Ashwin also equalled Vihari’s knock equal to scoring a hundred with the duo saving the Test for India.
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