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newscricket5 days ago

WTC Final | India announce 15-man squad for final; Umesh and Vihari make the cut

On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 15-man squad for the World Test Championship final, against New Zealand, with Umesh Yadav and Hanuma Vihari making the cut. Meanwhile, Shardul, Rahul, Washington, Axar, Mayank miss out on the last cut for the final.
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newscricket17 days ago

Kookaburra gets soft but Dukes ball does something all day, reveals Hanuma Vihari 

With India about to play in England soon, middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari stated that the Dukes always does something unlike the Kookaburra which gets soft with time. He also added that unlike in India, where you can get away with many shots, one needs to be certain of shot-selection in England.
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newscricketa month ago

Trying to prepare in the best way possible for WTC Final, asserts Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari, who is the only Indian to play in the County championship this season, admitted that conditions in England will be tricky, but asserted that he is trying to ‘prepare in the best way possible’ for the WTC Final. Vihari stated that India will fancy their chances in the WTC Final.
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featurecricketa month ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 5

Much to no one’s surprise, rain marred Round 5 of the 2021 County Championship as 4 games ended in a draw, but there was, nevertheless, enough time for individuals to leave their mark in the competition. We look at how every major individual fared in a round that had many interesting sub-plots.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Hanuma Vihari signs up with Warwickshire for forthcoming County season

Warwickshire County Cricket Club have confirmed the signing of Indian middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari and have revealed that the right-hander will feature for the club from matchday 2. Vihari, who missed the England series owing to injury, captained Andhra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Hanuma Vihari set to play for Warwickshire in forthcoming County season

Indian middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari, who went unsold in the 2021 Indian Premier League auction, is all set to represent Warwickshire in the forthcoming County season, with an official announcement imminent. Vihari is expected to play at least three games for the County this season.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND vs AUS | Felt really satisfied saving Sydney Test after the first-class grind, expresses Hanuma Vihari

In what was a once-in-a-lifetime series, Hanuma Vihari has expressed that it felt highly satisfying drawing the Sydney Test after the years of grind on the first-class scene. He also stated that at no point in the series did the team management and the physios panic in Australia.
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featurecricket5 months ago

X-factor Rishabh Pant and the temptation of a specialist batsman 

This is Rishabh Pant's world. He's falling down on the ground pulling a pacer. He's beaten with flight, turn and bounce, yet soon he dispatches the ball against the spin into the stands. Sprinting in the final moments of the game. Trying to finish the match with chutzpah and daredevilry of his own.
Harshit Anand
newscricket5 months ago

This is the greatest ever series win for India, declares Hanuma Vihari 

India's SCG hero Hanuma Vihari, who batted with extreme pain in the third Test against Australia to salvage a draw, feels India's series win versus AUS is their greatest ever. He also added that the Adelaide loss proved to be a blessing in disguise as it brought the players very close to each other.
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featurecricket5 months ago

The Game Plan’nt | How India can(t) beat Australia and breach the Gabba fortress

No visiting side has breached ‘Fortress Gabba’ in 32 years, which means that it’s destined that the second string India ‘A’ team will walk away with the BG Trophy in precisely five days’ time. How they can win is something that’s been widely discussed, so we’ve thrown in a few ideas that could work.
Anirudh Suresh