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Reports | Ishant Sharma set to miss second Test; Umesh Yadav likely to replace him

Following his heroic performance in the opening Test, the pacer Ishant Sharma is set to be sidelined for the second Test with a recurrence of pain in the same ankle that he injured last month. The reports added that Umesh Yadav is in line to replace him for the second Test, starting Saturday.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs NZ | Expect strong comeback from Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, says Harsha Bhogle

Prominent commentator and cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle believes that Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will come back strongly in the second Test against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The duo, rated highly in world cricket, fared poorly in India’s 10-wicket loss in Wellington.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs NZ | We still need a final look before picking final XI, reveals Ajinkya Rahane

India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has admitted that the management alongside Virat Kohli will have a final look before deciding whether to go with an all-pace attack or to go with a spinner. He further added that the batsmen will have show more intent and move around the crease to put bowlers off.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs NZ | Impressed with Ishant Sharma’s reinvention, says Glenn McGrath

Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath has stated that he has been impressed with Ishant Sharma’s reinvention of his own game in the last few years at the international level. McGrath has lauded Sharma’s lone efforts at the Basin Reserve in Wellington where India suffered a 10-wicket loss.
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newscricket3 days ago

IND vs NZ | India's lack of pure swing bowlers difference between sides, says Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar reckons that India’s lack of pure swing bowlers in its attack was the difference between the two sides in the first Test at Wellington. Barring Ishant Sharma, the Indian seamers looked out of sorts in windy conditions at the Basin Reserve. 
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newscricket5 days ago

Legends and pundits react to India's first loss in World Test Championship

After a thumping T20I whitewash against New Zealand, India kept on disappointing every Indian fan with their shambolic performance in three-match ODI and first Test match. Cricketing fraternity took to Twitter to express their perception on Team India's drastic failure over Kiwis.
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newscricket5 days ago

Twitter reacts to Daryl Mitchell’s ‘blinder’ to send Jasprit Bumrah packing

India’s bad day with the bat and New Zealand’s brilliant day on the field continued when the substitute fielder Daryl Mitchell pulled off a blinder in the second slip to dismiss Jasprit Bumrah. The Indian pacer turned around only to see Mitchell pull off the catch inches away from the ground.
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newscricket6 days ago

IND vs NZ | Ishant’s fifer helped India to stay in this contest, attests Simon Doull

Former New Zealand international Simon Doull was all praises for Ishant Sharma’s impressive spell of swing bowling where he picked up 5 wickets to keep India on the prowl for a win. Doull pointed out that Sharma being economical while picking up wickets worked miracles for his side.
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featurecricket6 days ago

Ishant Sharma - the binder and leader of Indian bowling attack

When Ishant Sharma made his stunning debut against Australia, the future for Indian bowling looked bright - before his career faded in International cricket. After the stint under the Australian Jason Gillespie, he returned back roaring in International cricket to become India’s bowling binder.
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newscricket6 days ago

IND vs NZ | Ishant Sharma doesn’t get the respect he deserves, feels Scott Styris

Cricketer-turned-analyst Scott Styris is of the opinion that Ishant Sharma doesn't get the respect he richly deserves as a cricketer even though he has put up terrific numbers. Styris has further added that Ishant was right on the face of the batsmen and the rewards are slowly bearing fruit.
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