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newscricket10 days ago

IPL 2021 | Don't see Cheteshwar Pujara in Chennai Super Kings' first XI, opines Pragyan Ojha 

Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha feels that India's Test no.3 Cheteshwar Pujara will not be starting in the Chennai Super Kings's first-choice XI in the upcoming IPL. However, he also termed Pujara a brilliant all-format batsman and labelled the latter's IPL selection an inspiring story.
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newscricket14 days ago

IPL 2021 | Pujara wants to emulate the likes of Kohli, Rohit and Williamson; says 'open' to technical tweaks

Cheteshwar Pujara, who will be playing the IPL after 7 years, has revealed that he wants to follow in the footsteps of non-power-hitters, like Kohli, Smith and Williamson, who have succeeded in their own way. He added that earlier he was wary of changing his technique but now he's open to changes.
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newscricket17 days ago

Would have become a better ODI batsman had I been given more chances, claims Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara, who represented India in ODI cricket just 5 times, expressed disappointment over not getting a longer rope in 50-over cricket and said that he’d have become a better ODI batsman had he been given an extended run. Pujara’s last ODI appearance came in 2014 against Bangladesh.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Pant, Rohit joint 7th among batsmen; R Ashwin rises to second spot among bowlers

Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma have found themselves at the seventh spot of the ICC Test batsman rankings following the incredible success as batsmen in the recent India-England series. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin has leapfrogged New Zealand’s Neil Wagner to the second position among bowlers.
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featurecricketa month ago

From Rohit Sharma’s A+ to Shubman Gill’s E: Grading every Indian player who played in the Test series

India confirmed a spot in the World Test Championship final by beating England 3-1 in the Anthony de Mello Trophy thanks to a combined team effort and the brilliance of the spinner. We, at SportsCafe, have decided to make things easier for you and Grade every Indian player’s performance.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | Test Cricket is always a priority for India; have no worries over my form, states Virat Kohli

Ahead of the fourth Test, Virat Kohli has stated that Test cricket will always be a priority for the Indian team and WTC won’t come as an incentive. While stating that he has no worries about his form, he reaffirmed that Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are vital cogs of the batting unit.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and the learnings from Will McAvoy

Jeff Daniels, in Aaron Sorkin’s political series The Newsroom, had a beautiful insight when the panelists asked him to explain why America was the greatest country in the world. Daniels, playing Will McAvoy in the show, shut them up with an explosive monologue before ending with a legendary line.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Despite IPL, there’ll be enough time for me to play County Cricket, asserts Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara, who on Thursday landed a 50 lakh IPL deal, asserted that the IPL stint will not interfere with his County plans and claimed that, even post the IPL, there will be a big window for him to play in England. Pujara further said that the Motera pitch is currently difficult to judge.
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featurecricket2 months ago

By deciding for Pujara, we are doing a disservice to his own ambitions

Make no mistake - Cheteshwar Pujara is a decent limited-overs cricketer, has a century in domestic T20s with the 2018 season seeing him breaking the shackle audaciously. It would be too premature to suggest anything otherwise but CSK's Pujara purchase has divided opinions.
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newscricket2 months ago

Legends and pundits react to IPL 2021 auction throwing wild surprises

Well, the IPL Auction certainly got a new kick-in, with some players going for crazy cash, including the usual suspects in the form of Maxwell and Morris. But when it came to the new players, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith and Kyle Jamieson came out as the Richie Rich-es in the auction.
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