newscricket17 days ago

ICC ODI Rankings | Rohit Sharma moves to up to 5th; Axar Patel attains career-best seventh position

Following his exceptional performance in the ODI series against Australia, Rohit Sharma has climbed to the fifth position in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings. Axar Patel, on the other hand, who played only two matches in the series, jumped three places to a career-best seventh in the bowlers’ rankings.
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newscricket20 days ago

Consistency and replicating home success is the key of winning on foreign soil, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has said that the current team can only be termed as a successful one if the young team can replicate their home form in up upcoming overseas series as well. Kohli's statement was in reference to Sunil Gavaskar's claim that the current team could become the India's greatest ODI side.
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newscricket20 days ago

Virat Kohli : Long way to go to become one of India's greatest captains

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has responded to Sunil Gavaskar’s compliment by stating that the road to becoming one of India’s greatest captains is a long one. Kohli has also hailed the partnership between Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav, in the fourth ODI, despite their failure to finish off the game.
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newscricket23 days ago

Manish Pandey wary of losing his place in Indian side

Manish Pandey has admitted that he feels the pressure as his place in the Indian team is not confirmed owing to the quality of players on the fringe. The 28-year-old also refuted Harbhajan Singh's claim that the current Australian side is a shadow of the Aussie teams of yesteryear.
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featurecricket24 days ago

India’s majestic form has kept a huge concern hidden so far - the No.4 conundrum

Despite the invincible run of the Indian side that has led many to believe that the squad is flawless and perfectly balanced, the dilemma of number 4 spot still prevails. With multiple options available, India should aim to nurture one before the 2019 World Cup rather than experiment recklessly.
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newscricketa month ago

WATCH | Virat Kohli loses his temper after Kedhar Jadhav declines a run

Virat Kohli is known for his aggressive approach to the game and he has never failed to show his emotions during the match. During the second ODI against Australia at the Eden Gardens, Kedar Jadhav was at the end of a Kohli tirade when the former declined an easy run in India's innings.
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featurecricketa month ago

India vs Sri Lanka | India’s probable XI for Colombo T20I

India humiliated Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Test series, followed it up with a 5-0 whitewash in the ODIs, and will now want to wrap up the tour with a T20I victory in Colombo. India have played a ruthless brand of cricket and will want to repeat the same in the 20-over match to finish the tour on a high.
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reportcricket2 months ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Virat Kohli century leads India to another series whitewash

Virat Kohli’s yet another century in a run chase and a patient half-century by Kedar Jadhav helped India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets and thus whitewashing the hosts 5-0. Earlier, a five-wicket haul by Bhuvneshwar Kumar restricted the Lankans for a paltry 238, which eventually proved to be short.
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newscricket2 months ago

Bench players to fight out for middle slots ahead of 4th ODI

India team could hand out chances to their bench players in the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka, who have arrived at the back of some impressive performances in South Africa. With the ODI series already secured, it would be the perfect time to the board to experiment new combinations in the squad.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sri Lanka management rules out singing National Anthems in the rest of the series

The Indian and Sri Lankan teams will not be singing their respective national anthems in the remaining ODI matches of the ongoing limited-overs series as Sri Lankan management has restricted playing the anthems. Today, India are taking on the hosts at Pallekelle in a bid to take a 2-0 lead.
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