newscricket3 days ago

Back injury hard to return from for Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, reckons Mohinder Amarnath

Former Indian all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath expressed his concern over the back injuries that Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah faced recently by saying that it will not be easy for them to recover quickly. Hardik and Bumrah are a crucial part of India's core and their services are dearly missed.
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newscricket5 days ago

IND vs WI | Not here to replace Hardik Pandya, claims Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube has insisted that he getting a place in the T20Is is not an opportunity to replace Hardik Pandya but he has to make the most of the chances given. Pandya is recovering from a back injury that required surgery and Dube was his like-for-like replacement in the Indian team.
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featurecricket8 days ago

Floating middle order only solution for Team India in T20s

India’s struggle with the No.4 position in limited-overs format is well-known with the selectors struggling to finalise a particular player. However, is it the fault of the players or the fault of the system that is not getting the most out of the players who have shown their capability in the IPL.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket13 days ago

Being an all-rounder I need to stay a lot fitter, admits Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube, the latest to have donned the India jersey, has admitted that being an all-rounder he needs to work harder on his fitness. Against Bangladesh in the recently concluded T20 series, Dube played a crucial role in the series-decider by picking three wickets with his medium-pace. 
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newscricket21 days ago

Injuries and need for bowling reinforcements reasons behind Mumbai Indians trades, reveals Zaheer Khan

Mumbai Indians’ (MI) Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan revealed that injury concerns to key players and a need to deepen the strength of their bowling unit were the reasons for their trading choices. The defending champions MI retained 18 players from their 2019 squad while releasing 12.
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newscricket24 days ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians release Yuvraj Singh, Evin Lewis; retain Quinton de Kock

Mumbai Indians decided to part ways with veteran Yuvraj Singh, West Indian Evin Lewis, and five others for the upcoming IPL season. The defending champions have, meanwhile, retained the likes of Quinton de Kock, Mitchell McCleneghan and most of their squad ahead of the auction in Kolkata.
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featurecricketa month ago

Cruel reality check to India’s archaic T20 plans but will they learn

It was always coming. First, it was Australia, then South Africa, and now, Bangladesh. India, that boasts of some of the finest cricketers of the era, has faltered in T20Is at home conditions - a complete contrast to the way they dominate the other two formats of the game. It's a story worth noting.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

India should shun conventional wisdom in T20s to create their own dynasty

“Someone comes and says, I am in the team, I am not in the team, kuch farak nahi padhta (It doesn’t matter much).” These were Shreyas Iyer's exact words when he was asked about his India selection despite piling on the numbers that are rare in Indian domestic cricket and hence hard to be ignored.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs SA | Mohammed Shami taking five wickets in second innings big positive for us, says Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has heaped praise on Mohammed Shami's bowling in the second innings of the Vizag Test, where he reversed the ball well to help India win the match. Shastri has also admitted that Jasprit Bumrah might need surgery in order to recover from the ailing back affected by stress fracture.
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newscricket2 months ago

Hardik Pandya set to be sidelined for several months after undergoing back surgery

India's charismatic all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be ruled out of action for a considerable while after successfully undergoing a back surgery in London on Friday. After missing the West Indies tour, Pandya made a comeback in the T20Is against South Africa but was left out of the Test squad.
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