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newscricket7 days ago

Reports | Jasprit Bumrah likely to miss out on the England ODI series due to personal reasons

According to reports from Cricbuzz, Jasprit Bumrah is likely to miss the three-match ODI series against England in Pune due to personal reasons, after missing the fourth Test. The same reports also added that BCCI confirmed spinner Varun Chakravarthy has failed the required fitness test.
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newscricket9 days ago

ICC Test Rankings | Rohit Sharma storms into top 10 batsmen rankings; Ashwin claims third spot in bowlers

Indian Test opener Rohit Sharma has now entered the top 10 in the ICC Test batsmen rankings after top-scoring in the recently-concluded Ahmedabad Test. Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also stormed into the top three of the ICC bowlers rankings after the pink-ball Test against England.
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newscricket9 days ago

Reports | Pitch for the final Test in Ahmedabad to be a batting beauty 

The pitch for the fourth and the final Test between India and England is set to be a batting beauty if reports are to be believed. Also, it has been revealed that the English team hasn't lodged a complaint about the third Test pitch yet but the BCCI understands that such pitches can backfire.
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newscricket10 days ago

IND vs ENG | Jasprit Bumrah released from India’s squad for personal reasons

Jasprit Bumrah has made a request to the BCCI to be released from India’s squad ahead of the fourth Test owing to personal reasons. Accordingly, the fast bowler has been released and he will not be available for selection for the fourth Test, but the board haven't named any replacement.
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featurecricket14 days ago

From a teenage wolf to the leader of a pack - Ishant Sharma’s steadfast rise to 100 Tests caps

Ishant Sharma’s Indian career resembles the stock market more than in one way, the spectacular highs of leading the Indian pace unit and the despicable lows of being hailed as a ‘villain’ after a disastrous white-ball performance. But his success came relatively early, at the age of 18.
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newscricket15 days ago

IND vs ENG | Bumrah will lead the Indian bowling attack for a long time, claims Ishant Sharma 

Veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has suggested that Jasprit Bumrah can spearhead the Indian bowling attack for a long time and reckoned that after him, Bumrah is the one who can play a lot of Tests for India. He also added that under lights, the ball will swing like the Bangladesh Test.
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newscricket17 days ago

Reports | Umesh Yadav's fitness Test to be conducted soon; India expecting another turner

Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav who has been named in Indian squad for the last two Tests against England, will undergo a fitness test in two days that will decide his fate for the third Test. It has also been reported that the Indian team are expecting a turner for the day-night Test.
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newscricket24 days ago

IND vs ENG | Good decision from team management to rest Jasprit Bumrah, reckons Gautam Gambhir 

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has taken a liking to India's decision to rest pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah for the second Test that started today in Chennai. He also added that India would love to have Bumrah for the pink-ball Test and also the last game, so it was much needed. 
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newscricket24 days ago

India require firepower in terms of finishers for T20 World Cup, opines VVS Laxman 

Former Indian Test batsman VVS Laxman has asserted that India will need to add up strength in terms of finishers which is an area of concern for the T20 World Cup to be played later this year. He also added that Men in Blue's death bowling is also concerning and that they need to address it.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli slips to No 5 as Joe Root takes the third spot

After a man of the match performance in Chennai, Joe Root has overcome Virat Kohli in the Test rankings to secure the third position on the list. However, despite his valiant 72 in the second innings of the first Test, the Indian skipper has slipped further to be at the fifth position.
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