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newscricketa month 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
newscricketa month 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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featurecricketa month ago

Kyle Jamieson and the ‘masterful’ art of setting up Indian batsmen

In the last two years, New Zealand’s bowling attack hasn’t been just restricted to the three old-guards of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner with the emergence of the lanky pacer, in the form of Kyle Jamieson. Against India in Southampton in the big WTC Final, he put on a masterclass.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

Drop Mohammed Shami at your peril, India

The familiar tale of the 2018 series against England, everything good and bad is associated with it, especially after India’s promise throughout the series with no real result. It wasn’t just India who fell into that category but also Mohammed Shami, the Renaissance man, in the same space.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Expect a very well-planned and well-knit New Zealand team to come at us, admits Ravichandran Ashwin

Ahead of the World Test Championship final in Southampton, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has admitted that he expects a well-planned and well-knit Kiwi side to come at the Indian team. He also suggested that the ICC could perhaps even host bilateral series at neutral venues.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Mohammed Siraj is a better choice than Ishant Sharma in the final, reckons Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has picked Mohammed Siraj ahead of senior pacer Ishant Sharma as his third-choice fast bowler in India’s XI that will play New Zealand in the World Test Championship final. Harbhajan also stated that Siraj’s form, confidence and pace would make it tougher for New Zealand batsmen.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ishant Sharma, Ashwin and Shami among the Top 5 bowlers in Test cricket, says Ian Chappell

Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell picked his Top 5 bowlers in the Test format and interestingly named the Indian trio of R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, while overlooking James Anderson. Chappell picked Australia’s Pat Cummins as the number one bowler in the longest format.
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newscricket2 months ago

India might field four seamers in WTC final if pitch is green, feels Ajit Agarkar

Former Indian speedster Ajit Agarkar thinks India might deploy a fourth pace bowler in the World Test Championship finals against New Zealand should the pitch at Ageas Bowl, Southampton, turn out to be green. Agarkar has picked Ishant , Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah as the sure-shot starters.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Redemption, Resilience and Reward - how Ollie Robinson broke into the Three Lions setup

County Championship is unrelenting - one bad season and you are left on your own to the wolves but for Ollie Robinson, the Championship was the last ray of hope, having been ousted by Yorkshire in 2014. He had one List A appearance with Hampshire but when he landed in Sussex, he had a big lifeline.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: PBKS vs DC - Delhi King openers trounce sorry Punjab Princes

When KL Rahul didn’t walk out at the toss, it was evident that Mayank Agarwal had to pull off everything for Punjab and he tried to, with a 99 to take them to 166. But in the end, 166 looked under-par, with Delhi openers showing teams how to bat on these wickets by securing a seven-wicket win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam