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newscricket8 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Selection meeting for ODIs and Tests postponed until clarity on Hardik Pandya's fitness

The BCCI senior selection conmmitte has postponed the meeting for the ODI and Test series against New Zealand until they get a status report on Hardik Pandya's fitness. The all-rounder had earlier been selected in the A-tour which he pulled out from to take some more time to work on his fitness.
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newscricketa day ago

Reports | KL Rahul may make it back into Test squad for New Zealand tour

According to a PTI report, KL Rahul’s stupendous form in the white-ball version of the game makes him a firm favourite to retain his place back in the red-ball team for the tour of New Zealand. India is set to play five T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests against the Kiwis, starting from January 24.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Kuldeep told me my 'keeping was good' , reveals KL Rahul

KL Rahul, who was adjudged Man of the Match for his swashbuckling 50-ball 80 in Rajkot, has stated that he is enjoying his wicket-keeping responsibilities too, having being complimented by Kuldeep Yadav. Rahul has also added that he is happy being given different roles and by the team management.
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newscricket3 days ago

BCCI exclude MS Dhoni from annually contracted players list for 2019-20 season

The BCCI have excluded MS Dhoni from the list of annually contracted players from the period from October 2019 to September 2020. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are the only three players to have been awarded A+ contracts, which, in turn, has a salary cap of Rs 7 cr.
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newscricket6 days ago

Reports | Hardik Pandya’s personal dissatisfaction with bowling test reason behind A tour pulling out

According to a report, Hardik Pandya is hundred percent fit and yet sitting out of India A side touring New Zealand since the cricketer is not satisfied with his own bowling test performance. After Pandya was ruled out of the India A side, it was believed that the cricketer failed his fitness test.
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newscricket6 days ago

IND vs AUS | India's lower order not an issue, claims Vikram Rathour

India's batting coach Vikram Rathour believed that there were enough options in India's lower order and that scoring quick runs was not an issue for them. Hardik Pandya's absence has been dearly missed by the team and with the ODI series against Australia upon them, the lower order needs to fire.
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newscricket7 days ago

Virat Kohli completely transformed Indian cricket, feels Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has stated that Virat Kohli is the reason behind Indian cricket taking fitness seriously which he feels, transformed Indian cricket for good. Pandya also talked about the advice he got from MS Dhoni when the latter told him not to be worried about his own score on the scoreboard.
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newscricket7 days ago

Hardik Pandya is 100% fit, no doubt, affirms trainer

Hardik Pandya’s trainer S Rajnikanth has admitted that the all-rounder is 100% fit and there is no doubt about it despite multiple reports suggesting that Pandya failed the fitness test. Further, he said that it is too early for the 26-year-old to be exposed to workload in international matches.
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newscricket10 days ago

I’ll never be able to fill MS Dhoni’s shoes, admits Hardik Pandya

All-rounder Hardik Pandya has brushed aside the comparisons between him and MS Dhoni — in the No.7 role for India — saying that he will never be able to fill the veteran’s shoes. Pandya further clarified his controversial comments on women in the TV show “Koffee with Karan” last year.
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newscricket12 days ago

NZ v IND | Hardik Pandya comeback likely, Shivam Dube makes way against New Zealand

Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is likely to make a comeback from injury in the limited-overs series against New Zealand, starting on January 24. Pandya has not played for India since September last year, having been ruled out with a back injury after the T20I series against South Africa. 
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