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featurecricket2 months ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who KXIP should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

After the fraternity unanimously agreed that Kings XI, last year, had emerged as the undisputed winner in the auction, it took the Lions all of 7 matches to go back to their we’re-just-here-to-fill-the-numbers self. For the 13th season running, they won hearts, and not cricket matches.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Now that the controversy is past us, where does Rohit Sharma feature in this Test line up

There isn’t a bigger name in Indian cricket apart from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - the eyeball that they get is unparalleled to the other cricketers in the world. While Kohli has shown his brilliance across formats, Rohit has left a lot to be desired in the longest format but can he?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | KL Rahul ruled out of Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a wrist sprain

Ahead of the Sydney Test, the BCCI has confirmed that Karnataka batsman KL Rahul has been ruled out of the remainder of the series after straining his left wrist in the nets. He will now travel back to India and spend his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy before England series.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: what to expect from from the world of cricket this year

So now that we have got 2020 out of our system and swooped right into the new year, what’s really going to happen in the world of cricket? A lot of things. For starters, we are going to witness 12 months of non-stop Indian cricket action, but apart from that, what other things to expect?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

Reports | T Natarajan likely to debut in the SCG Test, KL Rahul also in contention 

As per reports, India's left-arm seamer T Natarajan is likely to make his Test debut in the third Test against Australia while KL Rahul may also feature in the Test. India's regular Test opener Rohit Sharma is all set to return to the side too for the SCG Test as he will be available to play.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Shami is a very skillful bowler and will be sorely missed, insists Andy Flower

KXIP's assistant coach Andy Flower reckons that Mohammed Shami will be greatly missed in the Test series as he finds him a very skilful fast bowler. He also added that India have the capability of bouncing back in the Test series despite losing the Adelaide Test, though it will be tough to do so.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Whether you open with Gill or Rahul, sword will be hanging over their head, feels Aakash Chopra 

Former Indian player Aakash Chopra reckons that whoever will play in place of Shaw will be in a tough spot as they need to perform well given Rohit Sharma returns back for the third Test. He also feels that Shaw isn't going to play the MCG Test as he's low on confidence and runs.
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featurecricket2 months ago

From Boxing Day 2014 debut to potential Boxing Day 2020 recall: A timeline of KL Rahul’s Test career

Six years post his debut at the Mighty G, KL Rahul’s Test career, which has remained an unsolved mystery, looks set to come full circle, with him set to be recalled for the second Test, starting December 26. We look at the complete timeline of his 36-Test career and dissect the drama that unfolded.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | No two ways about Shubman Gill replacing Prithvi Shaw, states Gundappa Viswanath

Gundappa Viswanath has stated that there are no two ways about the Indian management replacing out-of-form Prithvi Shaw with Shubman Gill. He also insisted that the team should leave the loss behind and pull up their socks while adding that a lot of application would be essential for winning.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gill didn't seem overawed in ODIs, can be a potential change at the top, opines Glenn McGrath

Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath seemed impressed with Shubman Gill as he suggested his name for a spot at the top after his lone ODI appearance on the tour. He added that the youngster didn't seem bogged down by the big stage and looked really positive with the bat in the only ODI he played.
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