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featurecricket4 months ago

Redemption, Resilience and Reward - how Ollie Robinson broke into the Three Lions setup

County Championship is unrelenting - one bad season and you are left on your own to the wolves but for Ollie Robinson, the Championship was the last ray of hope, having been ousted by Yorkshire in 2014. He had one List A appearance with Hampshire but when he landed in Sussex, he had a big lifeline.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket9 months ago

IND vs AUS | Ajinkya Rahane is enjoying being the Indian skipper, reckons Glenn McGrath

Following the second day of play, Glenn McGrath has lavishly praised Ajinkya Rahane, stating that the Mumbaikar is enjoying leading the side from front with his batting display. Ajit Agarkar also credited Rahane for his partnership with Vihari and Pant, which has put India in a really good position.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gill didn't seem overawed in ODIs, can be a potential change at the top, opines Glenn McGrath

Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath seemed impressed with Shubman Gill as he suggested his name for a spot at the top after his lone ODI appearance on the tour. He added that the youngster didn't seem bogged down by the big stage and looked really positive with the bat in the only ODI he played.
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featurecricket9 months ago

Consistency before Charisma - Australia's ‘pacy’ way to success

Two bowling attacks that have garnered and required the attention of the entire cricketing world - the Australian pace attack and the Indian pace attack. While India showed what they were capable of on Day 2 of the Test, the Australians walked away right on the ‘pink’ side of things.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket10 months ago

IND vs AUS | I enjoy that Virat Kohli plays hard and has a bit of chat, reveals Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath has stated that sledging is a wrong term to use as a bit of ‘banter’ speaks of someone’s mental strength and how they are going to tackle a certain situation. McGrath, a master of line and length, has also added that he hates to see bowlers with raw pace slowing down to get control.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs AUS | Rohit is a quality batter who hasn't achieved much at Test level, feels Glenn McGrath

In absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma will be burdened with a lot of expectations and Glenn McGrath feels that he might step up as he hasn't done justice to his talent in Tests so far. He has also added that Jasprit Bumrah is a class bowler and he likes his mindset, and mental strength.
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featurecricketa year ago

The Rise and Fall of ICL

International cricket in India was already a bestseller in the early 21st century but, mind you, not the domestic form of it. Here’s a look back on India’s first step to producing something as big as the Indian Premier League when Zee Telefilms conceptualised the Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2007.
Sritama Panda
newscricketa year ago

Wasim Jaffer names MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli in all-time ODI XI

Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer, on Saturday, picked his all-time ODI XI and included four Indians, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli, in his team. Jaffer named MS Dhoni as the side’s skipper, while he also included AB de Villiers, Ben Stokes, and Viv Richards.
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newscricket2 years ago

Sachin Tendulkar was slightly easier to bowl to than Brian Lara, reveals Glenn McGrath

Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath says that Brian Lara was slightly harder to bowl to than Sachin Tendulkar. The recently turned 50 cricketer was of the opinion that Lara was more difficult to bowl than Tendulkar even though he got out Lara 15 times and Sachin 13 times overall.
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newscricket2 years ago

AUS vs IND | Different ball-game when Smith and Warner are playing well, reveals Glenn McGrath

Pace great Glenn McGrath believes that India are in for a tough time during their tour in Australia with the explosive duo of David Warner and Steve Smith back in the Australian team. The Australian team that Kohli and Co. defeated earlier didn't feature Smith and Warner, ahead of a ban.
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