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newscricket2 days ago

Hanuma Vihari parts ways with Andhra, rejoins Hyderabad ahead of 2021-22 domestic season

Hanuma Vihari will part ways with Andhra and will rejoin Hyderabad for the upcoming domestic season. Vihari, who had started his domestic career with Hyderabad from 2010-11 season, played for them till 2015-16, before switching to Andhra, where he captained the side when available.
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newscricket9 days ago

ENG vs Ind | Ajinkya Rahane likely to be picked for fifth Test despite poor form, reckons Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan believes that Ajinkya Rahane is most likely to be included in India's playing XI for the fifth-Test against England at Old Trafford, despite the latter’s inconsistent run in recent times. Khan stated how swapping Rahane from the squad could make all the difference for the India team.
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featurecricket19 days ago

End of roads for Ajinkya Rahane?

A lot is expected from Ajinkya Rahane whenever he walks in the middle but the calm-headed batsman has found it difficult to show consistency, a trait which is expected from a middle-order batsman, and a Test specialist who has played 77 Test matches in his 8-year-career in the longest format.
Utkarsh Kumar
newscricket20 days ago

ENG vs IND | India should play Suryakumar Yadav, six batsmen, suggests Dilip Vengsarkar

After India lost the third Test by an innings and 76 runs, former India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar has reckoned that India should play Suryakumar Yadav ahead of Hanuma Vihari and should drop a bowler to play 6 batsmen in the playing XI. Vengsarkar also talked about off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
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newscricketa month ago

Sanjay Manjrekar picks his Indian XI for Lord's Test, leaves out Ravindra Jadeja 

Renowned cricket expert Sanjay Manjrekar revealed his Indian playing XI for the second Test against England at Lord's and picked Ravichandran Ashwin over all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. He also left out Shardul Thakur from his XI and picked specialist batsman Hanuma Vihari to bat at No.6.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Takeaways for India from County XI game ft. The KL Rahul show, Pujara-Agarwal conundrum and Jadeja > Vihari

Playing a tour game ahead of any Test series was the norm before, with the world in the right order. But ever since the pandemic, most of the teams have been forced to prepare for any series with intra-squad games instead, something that India were also subject to, ahead of the WTC finale.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

Hanuma Vihari has been a good investment for India, admits Sanjay Bangar

Ahead of the England tour, Sanjay Bangar has admitted that Hanuma Vihari has been a good investment for the Indian team due to his contributions away from home. While backing Ajinkya Rahane to come good, Bangar insisted that Karun Nair could be in the queue for a place in the middle-order.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Evaluating India’s opening options for England Tests in the absence of Shubman Gill

With incumbent Shubman Gill set to miss a chunk of the five-match series against England, team India have been left with a decision to make on the opening front. SportsCafe looks at the six possible candidates in the squad, and evaluates the pros and cons of every individual in contention.
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newscricket3 months 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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newscricket3 months 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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