newscricket6 days ago

It would be an honour to serve the country's national cricket team, reveals Manoj Prabhakar

Manoj Prabhakar has confirmed that he applied for the women's national team coach's job and revealed that it would be an honour for him to serve the nation’s cricket team in some form. Prabhakar asserts that he has the experience to coach the likes of Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur amongst others.
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featurecricket16 days ago

India-Australia all-time combined XI

Another India-Australia Test series is upon us and one will wish the series is remembered for some good cricket. While that is subjective now, it also gave me an opportunity to dig out the statistics and form an all-time combined XI, which is enough to instill fear of gods on any World XI even.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa month ago

Cricketing fitness more important than yo-yo test results, asserts Kapil Dev

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has stated that cricketing fitness should be the prime factor when considering players for the selection into the team. The Indian management now uses the yo-yo test as the gold standard to assess the players for their match fitness on which he made the comment.
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newscricketa month ago

Certain people are special and Virat Kohli is one of them, says Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev has stated that India skipper Virat Kohli's talent and discipline not only makes him a special player but a special person as well. The former India captain has also mentioned that if the Indian women’s team play together as a unit then they can clinch the ICC Women’s World T20 trophy.
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newscricket2 months ago

Aakash Chopra picks Kapil Dev ahead of MS Dhoni as skipper for his All-time Indian ODI XI

Kapil Dev has been selected by Aakash Chopra in place of MS Dhoni as the skipper of the latter’s all-time India ODI XI. While the former India opener picked Sachin Tendulkar as his first-choice opener, he has picked Rohit Sharma ahead of Virender Sehwag to partner the Master Blaster.
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newscricket3 months ago

Asian Games | Kapil Dev pays homage to diversity of successful Indian athletes in Jakarta

Kapil Dev has mentioned that the background of players, who represented India at the Asian Games, doesn’t matter after India struck gold, by achieving their highest ever tally, in Jakarta. He explained that by saying that a lot of players from poor and non-sporting backgrounds had performed well.
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newscricket4 months ago

Hardik Pandya doesn’t want to be compared with Kapil Dev

After bowling a magnificent spell on the second day of the third Test at Trent Bridge, Hardik Pandya wants people to stay away from comparing him with legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev. Pandya has also credited Ishant Sharma for his tips that helped him scalp five wickets on day 2.
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newscricket4 months ago

Once-in-a-century player, Kapil Dev should not be compared with Hardik Pandya : Sunil Gavaskar

Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has called Kapil Dev as a once-in-a-century player and asserted that he should not be compared with the 24-year-old Hardik Pandya. He has rubbished such a comparison stating that Dev is in the league of greats comprising Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.
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newscricket6 months ago

Kapil Dev feels yo-yo test should not be exclusive criteria for selecting players

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has had his say on the ongoing the yo-yo test issue stating that it should not be employed as an exclusive criterion for player selection. According to him, match fitness is something that needs to be taken into consideration along with overall fitness.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Why Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev deserve the same stature in Indian cricket

As someone, who has always been fascinated by the deep intrigues of Indian Cricket and the rich legacy of the finest in the business, it was only natural that I hold Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar in extremely high regard.
Bastab K Parida