newscricket17 days ago

Axar Patel pens deal with English County club Durham in the second division

Axar Patel signs up for second division English County club Durham in a six-match contract that will see him debut against Glamorgan in August. Patel followed in the footsteps of Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in penning deals with County clubs.
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newscricketa month ago

Bob Willis calls Surrey’s decision of allowing Virat Kohli to play County as “Nonsense”

Former England pacer Bob Willis has lashed out at Surrey county club and termed their move of including Virat Kohli in their squad as “nonsense” stating that it will help the latter adjust to English conditions. Willis has also claimed that allowing the foreign players will cost the local talents.
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newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli prioritizes county stint over Afghanistan Test to prepare for England tour

Virat Kohli will not lead the Indian team in the historic Test match against debutants Afghanistan, which is going to take place in June. The Indian skipper has instead decided to play county cricket for Surrey, as he eyes to acclimatize the English conditions ahead of India's tough tour.
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newscricketa month ago

Sourav Ganguly : Cheteshwar Pujara is as important to Test team as Virat Kohli

Sourav Ganguly has heaped praise on Cheteshwar Pujara as he emphasized the importance of Pujara’s role and stated that he is as important to the current Test team as Virat Kohli. Sharing the same stage with Ganguly, Pujara has also admitted that he still prefers to bat in the old-school fashion.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Ravichandran Ashwin moves up two spots; Kagiso Rabada rises to top

Kagiso Rabada regained the top spot and Ravichandran Ashwin moved up two spots in the newly released ICC Test rankings. Australia, England and New Zealand are in contention of winning the riches for a third or fourth spot finish as India and South Africa are guaranteed the top two spots.
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newscricket2 months ago

Decision to increase players’ contract may affect IPL revenues or state bodies’ share

With Virat Kohli and four other players getting an A+ contract (7 crores) under the new contract structure, CoA head Vinod Rai reckons that either IPL revenues or the revenue the state associations used to generate may take a hit. He also explained why the new structure was brought in place.
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newscricket2 months ago

Kapil Dev urges Virat Kohli to play county cricket before the England Tour

Former India captain Kapil Dev believes that a stint in the County Championship before this year’s England Tour will help Virat Kohli. The legendary all-rounder said that to be termed as the best player in the world, one has to get runs all around the world.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC Test rankings: Kohli, Pujara hold their ground while Ashwin drops to sixth

Virat Kohli and Test-specialist Cheteshwar Pujara held on to their second and sixth positions respectively on the batsmen's list, as off-spinner R Ashwin slipped to sixth in the bowler's rankings. Australian pacer Mitchell Starc climbed to a career-best ranking of five after his display versus SA.
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newscricket2 months ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy : Mayank Agrawal’s 90 help Karnataka win trophy for third time

Mayank Agarwal's 90-run knock in the final against Saurashtra helped Karnataka in lifting their third Vijay Hazare Trophy title in the last five years. Though Cheteshwar Pujara put up a fighting knock of 94 runs in the second innings, Saurashtra eventually fell short by 41 runs.
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newscricket2 months ago

Cheteshwar Pujara feels people tend to overlook MS Dhoni’s contribution as Test captain

Cheteshwar Pujara has claimed that MS Dhoni’s contribution in India's success in Test format has been immense but people often forget it and don't credit him enough. The Test specialist has emphasized on the effect of the County cricket and claimed that it has helped him in improving as a player.
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