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newscricket2 days ago

Players and fans pay clapping tribute to Phil Hughes at 4:08 AEDT on latter's death anniversary

On this day in 2014, Phil Hughes lost his life after getting hit by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game. Hughes was not-out on 63 when the ill-fated incident took place. Team India and Australia players paid clapping tributes to the late cricketer. Cricket fans on Twitter reacted on the same.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | Sanjay Manjrekar names his India XI for first game, leaves out Pandya and Jadeja

Renowned cricket expert Sanjay Manjrekar took to Twitter to reveal his Indian XI for the first ODI to be played on Friday and decided to drop Hardik Pandya and Jadeja. He stated that he picked his preferred XI based on the principle of playing specialists as he took Manish Pandey as his No.6.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | Mayank is impressive but would like to see Rahul open with Dhawan, says Kiran More

Former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More has weighed in on the opener’s debate for the Australia series and has vouched for KL Rahul to partner Shikhar Dhawan, despite Mayank Agarwal impressing in the IPL. More further wishes to see India rest Bumrah and Shami alternately ahead of the Tests.
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newscricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | I’m no Dhoni but will try my best to advice spinners from behind the stumps, claims KL Rahul

KL Rahul, who will be donning the gloves in the limited-over games against Australia, has described MS Dhoni as irreplaceable but has asserted that he will try his best to lend a hand to the spinners from behind the wickets. Rahul further spoke of his long-term future in the side as a keeper.
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newscricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | Happy to bat at five and keep wickets for India in near future, admits KL Rahul

Ahead of the much-awaited limited-overs series, KL Rahul has admitted that he is happy to bat at five and keep wickets for the country, which gives them the option to play an extra bowler or batsman. He also added that it’s a fresh start for everyone, but he hopes to continue being consistent.
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featurecricket4 days ago

Shubman Gill - the time for understudy to step out and make his own mark

The fact that India won't have Virat Kohli for major part of the four-match Test series against Australia comes across as a huge blow for the side. But, it is also a great time for one of the top ranked Test sides to blood in youth in form of Shubman Gill, who is vying hard to make his Test debut.
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newscricket6 days ago

IND vs AUS | KL Rahul should be the first choice keeper-batsman in T20I and ODIs, insists Ajay Ratra 

Former Indian cricketer Ajay Ratra has insisted that KL Rahul should be India’s first-choice wicket-keeper in both the limited-overs format as he provides extra flexibility in the squad. He added that both Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant have the potential but they need to be consistent.
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newscricket7 days ago

IND vs AUS | Happy to bat anywhere the team wants me to, insists Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has insisted that he is ready to bat anywhere in the batting lineup and he is sure that the team management will have figured out his role in the lineup by the time reaches Australia. He added that the bounce on Australian pitches is not that big a factor as it is made out to be.
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featurecricket7 days ago

Virat Kohli leaving Australian tour incomplete is not that big a deal

With Virat Kohli opting not out of the last three Tests on the tour of Australia, there has been lots of chatter about the Indian team not being as strong without their skipper. However, historically, team India has done well without Kohli and are likely to do on the upcoming tour as well.
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newscricket8 days ago

IND vs AUS | It’s a positive for us that ‘class performer’ Rohit Sharma is not in Indian side, reckons Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell has opined that Rohit Sharma’s absence in the Indian team for the limited-overs series against Australia is a big positive for the home side. However, the all-rounder is wary of KL Rahul, with whom he played at the Kings XI Punjab franchise, considering his run of form in the IPL.
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