newscricket9 days ago

True cricket followers will understand, says Jadeja on Hardik Pandya run-out

Ravindra Jadeja has slammed critics, who blamed him for Hardik Pandya’s run-out during the CT final, stating that it was a part and parcel of the game. He also welcomed Zaheer Khan's appointment as Team India's bowling coach stating that the pacer’s presence will be invaluable in overseas tours.
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newscricket10 days ago

Virat Kohli maintains top position in ODIs rankings, Dhoni also up the ranks

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has managed to hold on to the no.1 position in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, followed by Australia’s David Warner and South Africa’s AB de Villiers. Former India captain and wicket-keeper MS Dhoni also rose three positions to 12th.
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newscricket12 days ago

Last minute injury rules Hardik Pandya out of T20I against Windies

Hardik Pandya has been forced to sit out of the one-off T20I between India and West Indies as he picked up an injury just before the toss. However, Kuldeep Yadav will make his debut in the shortest format of the game for India, today, while Rishabh Pant will get his first game of the tour.
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newscricket12 days ago

Windies series a missed opportunity to try newcomers, says Aakash Chopra

Former India opener Akash Chopra termed India's recently concluded ODI series against West Indies as a missed opportunity to try youngsters in a bid to analyse options for the 2019 World Cup. However, Chopra termed Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav's performances as a major boost for the Indian team.
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newscricket17 days ago

I'm going to make sure that I finish the games, says Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has guaranteed that he is prepared to take on the responsibility of playing the finisher role for the Indian team, whilst acknowledging that he is still learning the job. The 23-year-old also revealed the strategy he had discussed with MS Dhoni during the last ODI against West Indies.
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featurecricket17 days ago

Is MS Dhoni the finisher a spent force now?

When Mohammed Shami became Jason Holder's fifth victim in the 4th ODI, the camera turned towards a certain MS Dhoni. Sitting in the dressing room with eyes hollow, face blank, his mind at a distant place, it was a far cry from the unemotional exterior that has defined his aura as a cricketer.
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newscricket19 days ago

Losing crucial wickets at crucial stages cost us the match, says Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli suggested that the loss of crucial wickets at crucial stages during the game cost India the fourth ODI against West Indies, which the Men in Blue lost by a margin of 11 runs. Kohli added that the poor shot selection from the Indian batsmen did not help their cause either.
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newscricket25 days ago

Champions Trophy experience will help India in the 2019 World Cup, says Virat Kohli

Though India is now touring the West Indies, Virat Kohli has stated that the preparations for the 2019 World Cup are already underway. Recently, India failed to defend their Champions Trophy title and the 28-year-old stressed that the experience of the tournament will benefit the team going forward.
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newscricketa month ago

Rashid Latif looks to end fight with Virender Sehwag over YouTube video

Ex-Pakistan player Rashid Latif has attempted to end his tiff with Virender Sehwag through a YouTube video after the duo were caught in a war of words all through the Champions Trophy. The wicketkeeper congratulated Pakistan on their victory but also had kind words for India over their performance.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Champions Trophy | Kohli singles out "early wickets" for loss

Indian captain Virat Kohli has praised the Pakistan for their all-round performance and also admitted that his team failed to meet the heavy expectations on them. Kohli also had words of praise for Hardik Pandya who provided a glimmer of hope with his big-hitting after the batsmen had failed.
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