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newscricket4 days ago

KL Rahul joked he’d jump off balcony if I scored a century, reveals Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma revealed that teammate KL Rahul had told him that he’d jump off a balcony if the former scored a century in the Test against Windies in Jamaica last year. Ishant, in that Test, ended up posting his highest Test score, scoring an immaculate 57 batting alongside newcomer Hanuma Vihari.
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newscricket13 days ago

Australia will be ready to face India’s challenge in summer, states Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins has stated that Australia, with the return of Smith and Warner and the addition of Marnus Labuschagne, will be better equipped to face India’s challenge in the Border-Gavaskar trophy later this year. The pacer has also insisted on the importance of dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara early.
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featurecricket14 days ago

Winners of the ICC Emerging Player of the Year award - how did their careers pan out?

Hype, fame and recognition at a young age can be daunting for sportspersons and, much in contrast to the fairytale script, in many cases, it turns out detrimental to their careers. Today, we look at the winners of the ‘ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year’ award and see how their career panned out.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

How the Indian team would look if they fielded three different sides simultaneously

Could it actually happen? Will we actually see countries field two (or) three different sides simultaneously to make up for the lost time? Only time will tell but today, we, here at SportsCafe, have decided to explore a hypothetical scenario that could very well come to fruition in six months' time.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Life is easier bowling in tandem with Yuzvendra Chahal, admits Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav, one half of the deadly ‘Kulcha’ combo that ruled ODI cricket between 2018 and 2019, has revealed that he loves bowling in tandem with Chahal as it makes life easier for him. The wrist-spinner further labelled Cheteshwar Pujara as the toughest batsman to bowl to in the nets.
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newscricketa month ago

Australia’s ‘overconfident’ sledging cost them Bengaluru Test in 2017, feels Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara feels that Australia’s smug attitude in the Bengaluru Test in 2017 - even before having won the game - is what cost them the Test and subsequently the series. Having taken a 87-run first innings lead, the Aussies slumped to a 75-run defeat, failing to chase 187 on Day 4.
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newscricketa month ago

Cheteshwar Pujara the hardest batsman to dismiss in Test cricket, feels Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins has revealed that Cheteshwar Pujara, who was the major architect of India's historic series win in Australia, was a pain in the back for Aussies in the 2018-19 series. The Aussie pace spearhead further labelled the Indian as the hardest to dismiss among all the players he has bowled to.
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newscricket2 months ago

County experience was a good learning curve for Cheteshwar Pujara, admits Jason Gillespie

Former Yorkshire head-coach Jason Gillespie has revealed that the county experience was a good learning curve and experience for Cheteshwar Pujara at Yorkshire. He has also added that it was crucial for them to get Pujara to battle the tough conditions with great temperament against good bowling.
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newscricket2 months ago

Cheteshwar Pujara the new wall of India, states Nathan Lyon

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has labelled India’s Cheteshwar Pujara, who tormented the Aussies during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2018/19, as the ‘New Wall’ of the Indian side. Pujara scored 521 runs in the series as India claimed their first-ever series win on Australian soil.
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newscricket2 months ago

Cheteshwar Pujara's short-term Gloucestershire deal comes to premature end

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Gloucestershire county club have now confirmed that their short-term deal with Cheteshwar Pujara has been cancelled. The county were all set to play first-division cricket for the first time in 15 years, with them also having signed Pujara for six fixtures.
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