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newscricketa month ago

It’s a joy to be led by an inspirational leader like Virat Kohli, says Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, who was an integral part in India’s historic triumphs in Australia and England recently, revelled in the joy of playing under an 'inspirational' Virat Kohli. The 27-year-old admitted that he wished to be a part of the T20 World Cup squad, but added that greater goals lie ahead.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur find place in XI for 4th Test, Ashwin ignored again

Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur have been included in India's playing XI for the fourth Test at The Oval on Thursday. At toss, Virat Kohli revealed that Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami had niggles ahead of the match. Furthermore, Ravichandran Ashwin again failed to find a place in the eleven.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG VS IND | Ravichandran Ashwin must play at The Oval, asserts Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain has asserted that Ravichandran Ashwin should have played the third Test at Headingley, which India lost by an innings margin, and added that the all-rounder should certainly play at The Oval. Ashwin, the second-ranked Test bowler, didn't feature in any of the first three Tests.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | There are no doubts about Ishant Sharma’s fitness, asserts Mohammed Shami

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has stated that there are no fitness concerns around seasoned pacer Ishant Sharma after he bowled a sub-par spell during the second day of the third Test. He also added that it depends on the captain as to how many overs does a bowler gets to deliver in a day.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Virat Kohli will have to answer for his tactics at Headingley, reckons Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan slammed Virat Kohli for his poor tactics on Day 2 of the third Test as he chose Ishant Sharma to open the bowling against England. The former England skipper added that Team India lacks adaptability and they are not willing to change their technique according to the conditions.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 3 Talking Points - Imperious Root, Ishant’s redemption and Kohli’s mixed DRS fortunes

The third day of the Lord’s Test was a moving one in every sense, with Joe Root registering his second hundred of the series, before Ishant Sharma’s timely strikes brought India back into the game. The hosts were dismissed for 391 at the close of play, 27 ahead of India in their first innings.
Roshan Gede
newscricket2 months ago

ENG v IND | Shardul Thakur ruled out of Lord’s Test with hamstring injury

Shardul Thakur has been ruled out of the second India-England Test at Lord’s, having sustained a hamstring injury, Virat Kohli confirmed in a press conference on Wednesday, August 11. Shardul had just bowled 13 of the 85.5 overs bowled in England’s second innings of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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featurecricket2 months ago

The Gameplan | How Indian bowlers can trouble English batsmen and set the tone for the series

While the series between India and England isn't hyped as much due to the craze of the Olympics, it doesn't take away the fact that a series win in England would mean the world to the Indian team. On the last tour, India had won their solitary Test at Trent Bridge, where they start the series.
Harshit Anand
newscricket4 months ago

WTC Final | Rose Bowl Day 5 Talking Points: ‘Unlucky’ Shami turns MVP and Williamson’s unfamiliar innings

On day five, certainly not the last day, New Zealand were on the back foot, thanks to India’s pacer Mohammed Shami, who bagged a crucial four-fer, bowling the English length. However, at the other end, there was something unfamiliar, a Kane Williamson innings of 49 having faced 177 deliveries.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket4 months ago

WTC Final | Indian pacers are not genuine swing bowlers, claims Simon Doull

Simon Doull is of the opinion that Indian pacers are not genuine swing bowlers, and believes that attributed to them struggling with the ball on Day 3. Doull said India had enough time to prepare but admitted that match practice is something that provides better preparation for the players.
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