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newscricket6 days ago

IPL 2021 | UAE conditions will suit Mumbai Indians pacers, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has said that the UAE leg of the IPL 2021 will benefit the Mumbai Indians squad as there will be upfront swing for pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. The former KKR captain added that Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya will also relish batting on the true-paced wickets.
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newscricket10 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Ravichandran Ashwin’s IPL performance has got him a place in the T20 WC squad, asserts Chetan Sharma

India Chief Selector Chetan Sharma has stated that Ravichandran Ashwin’s recent performances in the IPL have fetched him a spot in India's T20 World Cup squad. Sharma further stated that mystery-spinner Varun Chakravarthy will benefit the team in the slower wickets in UAE, given his variations.
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newscricket11 days ago

Let's hope it happens soon, says Krunal Pandya on dream of playing World Cup with brother Hardik

With three back-to-back World Cups (T20 World Cup 2021 and 2022 and World Cup 2023) approaching, Krunal Pandya hopes that both he and his brother Hardik Pandya will feature in the marquee events together. Notably, India's squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 is expected to be announced on Wednesday.
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newscricket24 days ago

IPL 2021 | Hardik, Krunal Pandya join Mumbai Indians camp in Abu Dhabi

Mumbai Indians star all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya have joined their team's camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of the second phase of IPL 2021. With four wins and three losses from seven matches played in India, the five-time IPL champions are currently placed fourth on the IPL 2021 table.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Rating every Indian player who featured in the T20I series against Sri Lanka 

So, finally, it has ended. It was a bizarre series between India and Sri Lanka. There were COVID outbreaks in both the camps and the series was no less than a masala movie, with all the ups and downs. It eventually ended with India losing the T20I series after they started with a win.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

India have backup options for all-rounders but they only look at Hardik Pandya, feels Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has expressed that players like Bhuvneshwar haven't been given enough opportunities by the Indian management to transform into complete all-rounders. Gavaskar feels that Hardik Pandya is the only player being given more attention as the prime all-rounder, over the last few years.
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newscricket2 months ago

SL vs IND | Feel Hardik Pandya couldn’t make an impact because of the injury, opines Muttiah Muralitharan

Shutting down criticism for the all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Muttiah Muralitharan opined that he feels Hardik Pandya couldn’t make an impact because of his concerns with injury. While stating that, Muralitharan also insisted that Hardik should continue playing in his own aggressive manner.
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newscricket2 months ago

SL vs IND | Manish Pandey was the most disappointing, might not play an ODI again, opines Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag has termed India's middle-order batsman Manish Pandey as the most disappointing batsman in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, while he wasn't impressed with Hardik Pandya's displays too. He also defended Prithvi Shaw's aggressive approach in the series.
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featurecricket2 months ago

SL vs IND | 3rd ODI Takeaways - India’s chaotic approach against spin and the Hardik problem

Phew, after Shikhar Dhawan’s first win at the toss, many expected the Indian team to whitewash the Sri Lankan side, away from home. But as it turned out, Sri Lanka wrapped India up for 225 before the partnership between Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped the hosts to a 'famous' win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

India can pick two more teams and still win any competition in the world, states Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has spoken highly of India’s remarkable bench strength across formats and believes that the team can end up winning any competition in the world even if they pick ‘C’ or ‘D' string sides. India, on Tuesday, sealed a series win over Sri Lanka despite fielding a second-string team.
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