newscricket3 days ago

Michael Clarke : Without T20 cricket, we might not have seen David Warner or Hardik Pandya

Michael Clarke disagrees with the fact that shortest format of the game has adversely affected Test cricket stating that players like David Warner and Hardik Pandya have emerged as a result of T20 cricket. Clarke, moreover, is still optimistic about Australia's chances of winning the series.
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newscricket3 days ago

I don’t think Dhoni’s role as a finisher has changed, believes Steve Smith

While praising the 188-run partnership between MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya in the first ODI, Steve Smith has claimed that Dhoni's role of finishing games for India is still the same. Smith also voiced his confidence in his team's capability of competing against India in the remaining matches.
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newscricket4 days ago

VVS Laxman calls for Kuldeep and Chahal to play all games against Australia

VVS Laxman has backed the inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the playing XI in all the matches against Australia as it would help them to enhance their game ahead of the 2019 World Cup. Laxman also praised Hardik Pandya adding that he had found the perfect mentor in MS Dhoni.
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newscricket4 days ago

WATCH | Virat Kohli mocks Steve Smith after horrible review

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy, earlier this year, saw incidents like DRS-gate and mock-gate grabbing headlines. In the first ODI at Chepauk, Steve Smith combined both with a horrendous review and was comically mocked by Virat Kohli who raised his finger after the review was deemed unsuccessful.
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newscricket4 days ago

Virat Kohli is key factor behind MS Dhoni’s recent performance, believes Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly believes that Virat Kohli's confidence in MS Dhoni is the main reason behind the latter’s impressive form. Ganguly also praised Hardik Pandya’s recent knock against Australia, that set the base for the team winning the Chennai ODI, calling the all-rounder an integral part of the team.
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newscricket5 days ago

India vs Australia | Records and numbers from the first ODI in Chennai

The first ODI match of the India-Australia series was played in Chennai yesterday and India registered the 26-run victory in the rain-affected encounter. The first ODI itself resulted in multiple records being created with the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli leading the list.
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newscricket6 days ago

India vs Australia | Virat Kohli praises middle and lower order for showing resilience

Virat Kohli has showered praise on the lower and middle order batsmen, especially MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya, for a strong fightback that helped India score a competitive 281/7 despite languishing at 11/3 at one point. Kohli also termed Hardik Pandya as the “game-changer” for the hosts.
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reportcricket6 days ago

India vs Australia | Dhoni-Pandya special help India win rain-marred game

A combined bowling unit effort, coupled with the fantastic half-centuries by Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni helped India beat Australia by 26 runs in the first match of the ODI series. Chasing a revised 164-run target in 21 overs, Australia failed to pose any challenge and ended up with 137/9.
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newscricket6 days ago

India vs Australia | Twitter reacts to India's batting collapse and Dhoni-Pandya show

A combined bowling unit effort, coupled with the fantastic half-centuries by Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni helped India beat Australia by 26 runs in the first match of the ODI series. Twitterati showered their praise on the duo while also trolling India's unusual top-order collapse.
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newscricket6 days ago

WATCH : Hardik Pandya smashes three consecutive sixes off Adam Zampa

In his short international career so far, Hardik Pandya has made a name for himself for his ability to send any bowler to hiding through his disdainful batting. Today, he again brought that to the fore as he hit 24 runs off an Adam Zampa over that included a hat-trick of sixes and a boundary.
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