newscricket3 hours ago

Virat and I are very similar characters and want to win every game, says Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has stated that his mindset matches Virat Kohli's and the duo are only interested in winning cricket games and don’t go into the field to "do time-pass". Shastri has also backed the opening duo of Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan to do well in the testing conditions of South Africa.
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newscricketa day ago

South Africa series is important for Team India, says Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay has known the importance of the upcoming South Africa tour and believed that it will help in setting the tone for the future.The right-hand player said that the current Indian team is well equipped to do well overseas, but for that, they have to adjust to the new conditions very fast.
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newscricket5 days ago

Sourav Ganguly bats for more game time for Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul

Sourav Ganguly feels that KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane should be given more matches in the middle order for India so as to build a team for the 2019 World Cup. The CAB President has also stated that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have to play out the initial phase in Mohali for India to succeed.
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newscricket16 days ago

Shuffling the opening slot will unsettle the players, feels Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay has stated that shuffling the opening slot often will only unsettle the regulars as it makes none of the three players permanent. However, the right-hander insisted that he remains unfazed by it as the three share a good rapport outside the field, which has helped them to perform well.
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newscricketa month ago

KL Rahul takes "challenging" Eden wicket as preparation for upcoming away sojourns

After a thrilling draw against Sri Lanka on a green wicket, KL Rahul conceded that the team was preparing for the challenges that lay ahead on foreign soil in the next two years. Rahul has also downplayed Sri Lanka's time-wasting tactics in the final session, stating that it was fair on their part.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to India's fightback after Herath's half century

India finally showed some of the batting that fans are accustomed to seeing against the Sri Lankans in Kolkata as KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan led the charge for the hosts. The Twitterati were quick to appreciate the effort of the Indian openers and Rangana Herath, who scored a brilliant fifty.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Chandimal's "fake fielding"

Twitteratis were not silent as the umpires forgot to award India 5 runs for Chandimal's "fake fielding" during India's innings. Virat Kohli was also left fuming after the completely ignored Chandimal's antics on the field. India still ended up scoring 172, thanks to Mohammed Shami's cameo.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to rain, bad light, and Lakmal spoiling fun for Indian fans

The Twitterati were left fuming as the first Test against Sri Lanka was marred by rain and bad light. On top of that, the Indian top order crumbled in front of Suranga Lakmal's, who picked 3 wickets without giving away a run, brilliant bowling. India ended the day with the scoreboard reading 17/3.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs Sri Lanka - India's predicted XI for first Test in Kolkata

India have successfully managed to beat Sri Lanka on their own patch in a dominating way as they registered 9-0 win which over all three formats. Now, it's Sri Lanka's turn to tour India with the first Test starting tomorrow and both the teams will want to start the series on a winning note.
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newscricketa month ago

“Legend” Kohli still as grounded as ever, says KL Rahul

KL Rahul has asserted that Virat Kohli has stayed as humble as ever despite the success of the Indian team under his leadership that has seen him become a legend. While hailing the fitness of the current team, Rahul also voiced his excitement about travelling to play a series in South Africa.
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