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featurecricket2 hours ago

Made in Indian Cricket ft. selection conundrum, fitness and ghosting

In a country of 1.3 billion, controversies are part and parcel like baked beans and toast in England. Just like the English breakfast, controversies are consumed by the Indians starting from the morning.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket10 hours ago

What happens to Rishabh Pant now, asks Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir lauded KL Rahul for taking up multiple roles successfully in the Indian team for the ODI series against Australia, which India won 2-1. However, he also questioned the move to stick with Rahul over specialist option Rishabh Pant for the near future.
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newscricket11 hours ago

Reports | Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of New Zealand T20s with shoulder injury

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has reportedly been ruled out of the five-match T20I series against New Zealand after hurting his shoulder in the third ODI vs Australia. The left-hander had notched up scores of 74 and 96 before he hurt his shoulder while fielding in the final ODI in Bengaluru.
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newscricket13 hours ago

Hope KL Rahul is persisted with at No. 5 slot, asserts Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is hopeful that the Indian team management will not repeat their mistake of constant chopping aand changing and will persist with KL Rahul at the number five position. Rahul scored a fantastic knock of 81 against Australia in the second ODI and showcased his finishing skills.
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featurecricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Winners and losers ft. Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sharma and Kedar Jadhav

3 games was all we got, yet the cricketing gods were kind enough to provide us with some crazy hitting, masterful batting and exceptional bowling amidst a lot of anti-climax. Which means it’s post-mortem time, so here we are with our winners (not India) and losers (not Australia) from the series.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa day ago

ICC ODI Rankings | Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah extend their dominance at No.1

The Indian duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli extended their dominance at the top of the ICC ODI Rankings in the bowling and batting chart respectively. On the other hand, KL Rahul gained 21 slots to reach 50th position while Shikhar Dhawan reached 15th position on the list post the series.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | Might persist with KL Rahul as first-choice keeper, hints Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has hinted that KL Rahul, who took the gloves in the last two ODIs against Australia owing to Rishabh Pant's injury, might continue to be the team’s first-choice keeper. The Indian skipper believes that playing Rahul as keeper adds more balance to the team and strengthens the batting.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | KL Rahul has learnt to channelize his thoughts per demand, reckons Zaheer Khan

Former India cricketer Zaheer Khan reckons KL Rahul’s recent success has come from him learning to channelize his thoughts as per the situation demands it. Zaheer further pointed out that focusing too much on your own comfortable position can adversely affect one’s preparation for each game.
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newscricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | Instead of managing KL Rahul's work-load, management are increasing it, admits Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra during the game revealed that the Indian management is increasing the workload of KL Rahul while they should be managing the workload properly. Additionally, he said that Rahul should keep his place in the Indian team as a specialist batsman and not double up as wicket-keeper batsman.
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newscricket3 days ago

Reports | KL Rahul may make it back into Test squad for New Zealand tour

According to a PTI report, KL Rahul’s stupendous form in the white-ball version of the game makes him a firm favourite to retain his place back in the red-ball team for the tour of New Zealand. India is set to play five T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests against the Kiwis, starting from January 24.
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