newscricket2 hours 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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newscricket4 days ago

Constant shift in the batting order is not healthy for Rahane, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has stated that continuous shifting of Ajinkya Rahane in the batting order is not healthy for him. Keeping an eye in the 2019 World Cup, the Indian skipper has also emphasized on keeping up the momentum and executive out of the box ideas that will help India bringing home the trophy.
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newscricket6 days ago

MS Dhoni opens up about the importance of a good captain-coach relationship

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni spoke about the importance of a good captain-coach relationship for the first time since the Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble saga. The 36-year-old wicketkeeper batsman returns to the squad as India kick-off their five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
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newscricket13 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Predicted 15 man squad for India's ODI series against Sri Lanka

The selection committee is scheduled to meet on Sunday to decide on the team for the five-match ODI series and one-off T20I against Sri Lanka commencing from August 20th. Reports have suggested that the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Aswin, and Mohammed Shami will be rested for the series.
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newscricketa month ago

Rohit Sharma highlights similarity between Kedhar Jadhav and Lasith Malinga's bowling

Rohit Sharma was at his humorous best when he compared Indian part-time spinner Kedar Jadhav's round arm action to Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga's slinging bowling style via an Instagram post. The Mumbi batsman has made a return to the Test team for the Sri Lanka tour after a gap of 9 months.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Is MS Dhoni the finisher a spent force now?

When Mohammed Shami became Jason Holder's fifth victim in the 4th ODI, the camera turned towards a certain MS Dhoni. Sitting in the dressing room with eyes hollow, face blank, his mind at a distant place, it was a far cry from the unemotional exterior that has defined his aura as a cricketer.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sanjay Bangar: The batsmen let the team down

India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar has suggested that it was the batsmen who were to be blamed for India's 11-run loss at the hands of Windies in the 4th ODI. The 44-year old also added that these situations were tailor made to test India's strong middle order under pressure.
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newscricket2 months ago

MS Dhoni : I get better with age like wine

MS Dhoni believes he is getting better with age like vintage wines do after his exceptional 78-run knock against West Indies in the third ODI. The former Indian skipper also termed his innings special owing to the slowish nature of the pitch and the variable bounce that came along with it.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virat Kohli : MS Dhoni stepped up when we needed runs

Virat Kohli has praised MS Dhoni for his scintillating 79-ball 78 that helped India post a competitive total of 251 on a slowish pitch against West Indies in the 3rd ODI. The visitors won the contest by a margin of 93 runs after the Indian bowlers restricted the home side to a paltry score of 158.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ravichandran Ashwin becomes second fastest Indian spinner to scalp 150 ODI wickets

Ravichandran Ashwin became the second fastest Indian spinner to reach the 150-wicket mark in ODIs after Anil Kumble yesterday when he scalped the wicket of Miguel Cummins in the 38th over. India thrashed West Indies to register their second win in the series and take an unassailable 2-0 lead.
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