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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs ENG | Can’t imagine an Indian side across formats without Rishabh Pant, opines Ian Bell

Ian Bell, post India’s 2-1 series win over England, has opined that he can’t imagine an Indian side across formats without featuring Rishabh Pant and hailed him as a rare-match-winning talent. He also added that in the last two months, Pant’s stature grown massively and become more mature.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs ENG | No point batting Hardik Pandya at No.7; India are one bowler short, states Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has stated that there is no point in India batting all-rounder Hardik Pandya at No.7, instead, he added that India should play another bowling all-rounder, which solves the issue. Gambhir also showed his support for opener KL Rahul, adding that dropping him isn’t a solution.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs ENG | KL Rahul looks affected by his dismissals a lot, best to clear his mind, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

After low scores of 1 and 0, Sanjay Manjrekar has reckoned that KL Rahul looks affected by his dismissals a lot and insisted that the opener should clear his mind and hit the ball freely. Manjrekar also stated that England might make a change, bringing in Moeen Ali to counter Indian lefties.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs ENG | England guilty of thinking too far ahead for the Ashes, feels Ian Bell

Former England batsman Ian Bell reckoned that England are guilty of thinking too ahead for the Ashes even when the ongoing series is as bigger or at par with the Ashes. He also added that he feels it's a bit wrong to rest and rotate players during such a big series against India. 
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs ENG | Rahane’s troubles at home might be due to his batting position, reckons Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra tried to make sense of Ajinkya Rahane’s flummoxing returns at home and reckoned it could very well be down to the fact that he bats at No.5, by which time the ball gets softened. Chopra described Rahane as an anomaly but asserted that the vice-captain needs to start firing.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs ENG | Rishabh Pant is amazing to watch as a neutral, insists Ian Bell

Ian Bell, ahead of the fifth day’s play, insisted that Rishabh Pant is amazing to watch as a neutral before crediting his clear game plan a reason behind his success. While he praised him for his calculative batting, he stated that if India gets a good foundation, Pant could be the difference-maker.
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newscricketa year ago

Ian Bell to call it a day from professional cricket following 2020 season

One of England’s modern-day greats Ian Bell has announced his retirement from professional cricket, thus concluding a glorious chapter in their cricket history. Interestingly the decision came after the Warwickshire legend signed a year's extension with his club for the 2021 season.
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featurecricketa year ago

Ollie Pope certainly has a ‘Bell’ to him but he’s much more than just that

An uncanny comparison with Ian Bell, Ollie Pope’s career has been largely England’s biggest promise since the turn of this decade, even bigger than the moving Ben Stokes from New Zealand. He walked in when England were in shambles and walked him and them out through the limelight.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

Winners of the ICC Emerging Player of the Year award - how did their careers pan out?

Hype, fame and recognition at a young age can be daunting for sportspersons and, much in contrast to the fairytale script, in many cases, it turns out detrimental to their careers. Today, we look at the winners of the ‘ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year’ award and see how their career panned out.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

The myth surrounding the Gentleman’s game

Cricket has been around long since any of us were born and since with the history of the game, comes the legends and the myths too. Over hundreds of years these myths have been conveniently romanticized and turned into something that would favour the reputation of the Gentleman’s game.
Sritama Panda