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newscricket5 days ago

Virat Kohli back for first two England Tests; Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel receive call-ups

The BCCI have announced the squad for the first two Tests against England, starting February 5, and have confirmed that the side will be led by the returning Virat Kohli, who is back from paternity leave. While there are no big omissions, Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya return to the side.
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featurecricketa month ago

Ajinkya Rahane - Calm, Astute, and Fantastic

Virat Kohli walks the tight-rope, Ajinkya Rahane is calm. Kohli is the ‘representation of New India’ but Rahane is still the guy who believes in old virtues. From the exterior, they are as different human beings as you will ever find but on the field, yet they both create a sublime synergy.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Quiet and confident, Ajinkya Rahane is a bowler’s captain, feels Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma, who is missing the India vs Australia Test series owing to injury, has asserted that Ajinkya Rahane won’t be bereft of ideas in the absence of Virat Kohli while adding that he listens to the bowlers. Ishant has further added that Rahane spreads calm energy in a pressure situation.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | India will miss Ishant but have the bowling attack to take 20 wickets, asserts Ajinkya Rahane

India’s vice captain Ajinkya Rahane admitted that losing Ishant Sharma was a significant blow to the side, but asserted that the pacers they have at their disposal are more than capable of bowling the side to victories. Rahane also revealed that a final call on team selection will be made tomorrow.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | In Virat's absence, Shastri will have a huge responsibility on his shoulders, feels Farokh Engineer

Former India batsman Farokh Engineer has stated that both Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli plan a Test series well and in the latter’s absence, the coach will have a big role. Engineer further stated that Jasprit Bumrah will have a lot to do in the absence of Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Ishant Sharma ruled out of Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The BCCI have confirmed that pacer Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the forthcoming Test series versus Australia, despite fully recovering from the side strain he sustained during the IPL. The board also clarified that Rohit Sharma had gone back to India to attend to his ailing father.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virat Kohli slams BCCI’s lack of clarity in Rohit-Ishant fiasco; says he has no idea why duo didn’t travel to Australia

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has broken his silence on the Rohit and Ishant fiasco and has expressed bewilderment as to why the duo did not board the flight to Australia in the first place. Kohli further has claimed that there was zero clarity from the BCCI on the situation surrounding Rohit.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | India will feel the absence of Rohit and Ishant Sharma, reckons Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis, after the news of Rohit and Ishant Sharma’s injury, has reckoned that the visitors will feel the absence of the duo in Australia. On the other hand, Waqar stated that Australia’s strong bowling attack along with the return of Warner and Smith will make for a cracking contest.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma to miss Australia series in entirety

According to reports from Mumbai Mirror, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma will miss the entire India vs Australia Test series with NCA reports stating that their injuries are serious. The National Cricket Academy have already reported the same to the BCCI informally with a formal report expected soon.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Rohit Sharma was never going to play white-ball series, reveals Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has revealed that India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma was never going to play white-ball series against Australia, with the Test series around the corner. He also added that Ishant Sharma and Rohit will have to arrive in four-five days if they are to feature in the Test series Down Under.
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