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IND vs AUS | Adjusting to the length is the toughest part in Australia, reckons Manoj Prabhakar 

Manoj Prabhakar has reckoned that adjusting length is the toughest part of bowling in Australia and the length on Australian pitches is different from that of Indian pitches. He added that bowlers coming from injuries are fearful of reinjuring themselves, which he feels is the case with Bumrah.
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newscricket8 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Virat Kohli could have managed the bowlers a little better, reckons Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has reckoned that Indian skipper could have managed his bowlers a little better after their loss against Australia in the second ODI. Alongside that, Harbhajan also insisted that the duo of Shami-Bumrah must find ways to swing the new ball and make it count in Australia.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | No captain in the world would have given Bumrah just two overs upfront, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has slammed Virat Kohli for underusing Jasprit Bumrah in the powerplay and has stated that the Indian skipper made a ‘tactical blunder’ that no other captain in the world would have committed. Gambhir further warned that Smith’s form could spell bad news for the Indian bowlers.
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featurecricketa day ago

India’s wrecking-ball strike-bowlers have prompted sixth-bowler debate

Interestingly, India’s series with Australia often glaringly shows them the holes in the playing XI, which usually goes under the radar in other cases. This tour is no different, with India’s depth being questioned, both with the bat and the ball, on the back of two indifferent shows.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Would be nice if David Warner is injured for a long time, jokes KL Rahul

KL Rahul, commenting on David Warner’s injury, remarked sarcastically that India would benefit if the opener is injured for a long time, but stressed that he wouldn’t wish an injury upon anyone. Rahul further spoke of the struggles the Indian bowlers underwent for a second consecutive game.
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featurecricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | 2nd ODI Takeaways: Steven Smith's Sunday special and India's toothless powerplay bowling

Australia's top five mauled Indian bowling to every nook and corner of the ground as they hammered a humongous total of 389 runs following Steven Smith's century. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul fought valiantly for India in the chase but it was too little and too late as Australia sealed the ODI series.
Harshit Anand
newscricket3 days ago

Players and fans pay clapping tribute to Phil Hughes at 4:08 AEDT on latter's death anniversary

On this day in 2014, Phil Hughes lost his life after getting hit by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game. Hughes was not-out on 63 when the ill-fated incident took place. Team India and Australia players paid clapping tributes to the late cricketer. Cricket fans on Twitter reacted on the same.
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featurecricket4 days ago

From Bumrah’s wicketless venture to Kohli and Smith’s run-out involvements: Funky predictions for the ODIs

The Men in Blue might be returning to the cricket field after eight long months, but back with a bang post an even bigger hiatus is SportsCafe’s very own Funky Predictions. Ahead of the ODIs, starting Friday, we make 11 Funky Predictions that we are certain is going to become reality.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 days ago

AUS vs IND | Definitely discussed giving opportunities to younger players, reveals Virat Kohli

Ahead of the white-ball series against Australia, Virat Kohli has revealed that the management definitely discussed giving opportunities to the youngsters in Australia, in front of crowds. He also stated that it is a no-brainer that they would have to give rest to Shami and Bumrah during the tour.
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newscricket4 days ago

IND vs AUS | Mayank is impressive but would like to see Rahul open with Dhawan, says Kiran More

Former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More has weighed in on the opener’s debate for the Australia series and has vouched for KL Rahul to partner Shikhar Dhawan, despite Mayank Agarwal impressing in the IPL. More further wishes to see India rest Bumrah and Shami alternately ahead of the Tests.
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