newscricketa day ago

BCCI to restructure player contracts

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) plans to restructure player contracts on the basis of Test and limited-overs internationals. The idea behind implementing these changes is to set Test cricket as the benchmark for the evaluation of a player's contribution through a season.
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newscricket10 days ago

KL Rahul targets Sri Lanka series for return from injury

KL Rahul, who sustained a shoulder injury during the Test series against Australia earlier this year, is targeting the series against Sri Lanka in August for his possible return after the 25-year-old opener was ruled out of the ongoing IPL and the upcoming Champions Trophy in England.
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newscricket21 days ago

Cheteshwar Pujara signed up by Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire has signed up Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara as cover for Australia pacer James Pattinson who has been called up for the ICC Champions Trophy in June. Pujara will be available for four County matches - two against Gloucestershire, as well as games against Glamorgan and Derbyshire.
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newscricket24 days ago

BCCI put forth Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur for Arjuna honours

The BCCI have put forth the names of Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur for this year's Arjuna award honours. Test specialist Pujara was in breathtaking form in the last season while Kaur was sensational with the willow in the Asia Cup and in the T20I series against the Australians.
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newscricketa month ago

Cheteshwar Pujara: I don't watch IPL on TV

Cheteshwar Pujara said that he doesn’t watch IPL on TV and prefers to switch off from cricket to spend quality time with his family. The Test specialist has also admitted that he threw away his wicket many times in the home Test series and is looking forward to converting his starts to big ones.
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newscricket2 months ago

Azharuddin wants Cheteshwar Pujara to play County cricket

Md Azharuddin wants Cheteshwar Pujara to play English County cricket. Pujara is not a part of any IPL franchise this season, and former India skipper Azharuddin believes that a stint in England now would help the in-form top-order batsman to prepare himself for the overseas challenges in 2018-19.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sachin Tendulkar describes Cheteshwar Pujara as "silent warrior"

Sachin Tendulkar has described Cheteshwar Pujara as a "silent warrior” for the Saurashtra batsman's unassuming manner, his strength of character that comes through in his batting and his ability to play long innings. Tendulkar was also impressed by pacer Umesh Yadav’s discipline and commitment.
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newscricket2 months ago

Dav Whatmore: Virat Kohli would choose Champions Trophy over IPL

Virat Kohli appears certain to miss RCB's initial matches in the IPL that kicks off on April 5 as a result of his shoulder injury, but Dav Whatmore believes that the Indian captain wouldn’t want to risk it by playing the whole length of the IPL with the Champions Trophy coming up in England in June.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virender Sehwag hands out the hilarious "Viru Gharelu Awards" on Twitter

After retiring from cricket Virender Sehwag has taken up the role of a commentator and Twitter celebrity. His talents as the latter were on full display after India beat Australia in Dharamsala when he started the "Viru Gharelu Awards" comparing cricketers to everyday objects.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts as India win against Australia and reclaim Border-Gavaskar trophy

Twitter had an absolute field day as a Virat Kohli-less India ended their long home season by reclaiming the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in the final Test match in Dharamsala. Chasing 87 runs on Day 4, India dropped two wickets but eventually ended up winning the game comfortably by eight wickets
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