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IND vs AUS | India's best Test side will need Hardik Pandya for his all-round skills, reckons Ian Chappell 

Australia's cricket expert Ian Chappell has asserted that all-rounder Hardik Panyda's inclusion will complete the Indian Test side. He also added that India's poor catching needs to improve as they can't be putting down the chances created by a strong Indian bowling attack all the time.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

India should experiment with Hardik Pandya at No.4 in T20s, suggests Kapil Dev

Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev believes that India, in the era of IPL, should experiment more with the T20 side and has called for Kohli to try batting Hardik Pandya at No.4 to add more bite to the middle order. Dev also called for the Indian management to put more faith on youngsters like Samson.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | T Natarajan has a long journey ahead of him, states Ravi Shastri

Team India head coach Ravi Shastri heaped praise on breakout star T Natarajan for grasping a golden opportunity, and believes that the left-armer has a long journey ahead of him in the years to come. Shastri further heaped praise on Hardik Pandya, whose game awareness he feels is second to none.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Reports | Indian selectors were not convinced of sending Hardik Pandya to Australia

A source close to Times of India has revealed that the Indian selection committee, led by Sunil Joshi, were not convinced of sending Hardik Pandya because he was not bowling. The source has also added that right now Hardik has made himself indispensable.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

From T Natarajan’s A+ to Sanju Samson’s F: Grading every Indian player who played the T20Is against Australia

And just like that, the limited-overs leg is over and India have secured the T20I series 2-1 to exact revenge for the loss in the ODIs. Now, before we could shift all our attention to the Test series that is coming up, we, at SportsCafe, have come up with our own grades for every Indian player.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Test cricket is a different challenge and we need Hardik to bowl, clears Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has made it clear that for Test selection, Hardik Pandya must bowl as it's a different challenge altogether. Pandya emerged as India's best batsman in the white-ball leg of the ongoing tour prompting experts to call for his inclusion in the Test side as well
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Hardik Pandya gives his Man of the Series award to 'deserving' T Natarajan

In what comes as a brilliant gesture from Hardik Pandya, he gave his Man of the Series award to T Natarajan and stated that he deserved the Man of the Series award. Pandya and Natarajan were the stars of India's T20I series win, which they clinched 2-1 despite losing the final T20I in Sydney.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Wouldn't mind getting the Man of the Series award but it was team effort, feels Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya emerged as the star for India in the limited-overs series and asserted after the third T20I that it was a team effort that helped them win the series 2-1. Hardik Pandya had played a match-winning hand in the second T20I when he hammered 42* off 22 to seal the T20I series.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Middle over phase during our batting cost us the game, feels Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has stated that India failing to capitalize after the powerplay cost India dearly as the visitors lost the third T20I in Sydney by 12 runs. The Indian skipper has also asked the team to take the competitive nature into the Test series and perform as a unit.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

2+1 is a good step BBL, but you need more quality International stars to make it a tournament

Australia is one of the first countries to venture into the ‘Big Brother’ concept, which now has taken the world by storm, especially Indian households have their eyes turned to their television sets to see their favourite stars tear each other up. You know what else is similar? IPL and the BBL!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam