newscricket4 days ago

Dinesh Karthik replaces KL Rahul for New Zealand ODIs

Dinesh Karthik has made a comeback to the One-Day International side for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand, the BCCI announced on Saturday (October 14). Shardul Thakur and Shikhar Dhawan were also included in the squad, while KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav were left out.
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newscricket8 days ago

ICC Test Rankings: Kagiso Rabada surpasses Ravichandran Ashwin, Rangana Herath

South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has gained two slots to reach a career-best third position in the latest ICC Test rankings, which confirmed today. Rabada’s promotion meant Ravichandran Ashwin slipped one spot to fourth, while Rangana Herath moved to the fifth position in the rankings.
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newscricket14 days ago

Sunil Gavaskar questions reason behind BCCI's Rahane T20 snub

Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at the national team selectors for dropping Ajinkya Rahane, who scored four consecutive half-centuries against Australia in the ODIs, for the upcoming T20I series. Rahane though was adamant that constant competition in the team would help Indian cricket in the long run.
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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

Virat Kohli: I don't play for tons and that's why I cross it more

Virat Kohli has revealed that not thinking about the three-figure mark much has been the mantra of his success and that’s why he crosses the milestone more often. The Indian skipper also confirmed that Ajinkya Rahane is set to open with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will bat at the No.4 position.
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newscricketa month ago

KL Rahul and Manish Pandey to play KPL 2017

KL Rahul and Manish Pandey will be a part of the ongoing Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2017 season, with the latter representing Belagavi Panthers and the former Bellary Tuskers. The news comes after some star players had to leave the ongoing KPL after they were selected for the Duleep Trophy.
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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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newscricket2 months ago

Sunil Gavaskar on Rahane’s exclusion : Hairstyle and Body art preferred over form

Sunil Gavaskar seemed unhappy with the exclusion of Ajinkya Rahane as he stated that hairstyle and body arts are getting more preference over form. Rahane, who was the highest scorer in the last ODI series against West Indies, hasn't played a single match in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka.
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newscricket2 months ago

With MS Dhoni, you are always on your toes, says Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey, who scored a half century in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka, has praised MS Dhoni, who played his 300th ODI on Thursday, by calling him "inspiration". Pandey, who is trying to reinforce his spot in the playing XI, backed KL Rahul after the latter's failure to score in the game.
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