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newscricket5 months ago

Umesh Yadav's hustle prior to 2009 Duleep Trophy showed his determination, recalls Faiz Fazal

Faiz Fazal has recalled an incident from 2009 when Umesh Yadav and he were picked to play for Central Zone, when the pacer had reached the airport on his brother’s bike. The Vidarbha captain also remembered that Yadav was carrying a suitcase in one hand and his cricket kit on the other.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Why selectors are not to be blamed for overlooking individuals from winning sides

As a cricket fan in India, every year, certain episodes repeat itself. So much so that it becomes an annual ritual of sorts. You have players from the class of ‘11 dissing Dhoni for absolutely no reason and then you have the likes of Manoj Tiwary getting agitated over going unsold in IPL auction.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket7 months ago

Chandrakant Pandit - The hard task-master on a mission to democratize his 'unique' philosophy

If you ever have witnessed a Chandrakant Pandit net session carefully, you might fail to understand his process at first - one moment, he seems like a best friend to his wards and a moment later, a hard task-master. A coach of varied philosophy, you might say.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket8 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Gujarat sets up clash against Goa with easy win

Gujarat set up a quarter-final clash against Plate Group table-toppers Goa by defeating Andhra, who also qualified, by eight wickets in the final round of league matches. Among the other matches, Rajasthan and Hyderabad handed Delhi and Vidarbha frustrating draws in their respective clashes.
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newscricket9 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Bengal headline Group A with win over Punjab to qualify for quarter-finals

Bengal qualified to the quarter-finals of the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season with a 48-run win over Punjab at Patiala. Elsewhere, Gujarat and Vidarbha inched closer to comfortable wins over Andhra and Hyderabad respectively, while Delhi enforced the follow-on against Rajasthan going into Day 4.
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newscricket9 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Bengal beat Punjab to qualify for quarter-finals

Bengal kept their hopes of qualifying to the knockout stages of the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season with a 48-run win over Punjab at Patiala. Elsewhere, Gujarat and Vidarbha inched closer to comfortable wins over Andhra and Hyderabad respectively, while Delhi enforced the follow-on against Rajasthan.
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newscricket9 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Punjab-Bengal clash heading for thrilling finale

The final round league match between Punjab and Bengal at the Dhruve Pandove Stadium in Patiala is heading for a thrilling finale with Bengal’s second-innings lead inching close to 200. Elsewhere, Delhi posted a mammoth total of 623 in their first bout and have Rajasthan struggling at 115 for four.
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newscricket9 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Andhra crush Kerala, Rajasthan coast home against Hyderabad

Andhra crushed Kerala by seven wickets to clinch their fourth win of the season, while Rajasthan coasted home to a nine-wicket win against Hyderabad. Elsewhere, Gujarat need another 105 runs to beat Vidarbha with six wickets in hand, while the Delhi-Bengal clash looks destined for a draw.
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reportcricket10 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group A - Vidarbha, Punjab dominate on opening day

Vidarbha skipper Faiz Fazal scored a brilliant century to give Vidarbha an early advantage while spinners Mayank Markande and Gurkeerat Singh dominate to provide Punjab with an early impetus. Elsewhere, Sanju Samson scored a brilliant century for Kerala while Andhra and Delhi share even honours.
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featurecricketa year ago

The Faiz you know but the Fazal you don’t - understanding the man behind calm disposition

When things are put up in a carton box, it is only memories that the objects leave behind. Be it a letter from your ex-girlfriend or that pencil your best friend left behind before moving to a new city, memories are everything we cherish for life. For Faiz Fazal, it has been the ultimate thing.
Bastab K Parida