newscricket14 days ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Elite Group A and B - Punjab, Haryana and Jharkand register dominant wins

Saturday was quite a roller coaster ride as while Jharkhand and Punjab won in emphatic fashion, Haryana earned a hard-fought win to jump to second spot in the group. However, two matches from the group - Mumbai vs Andhra and Delhi vs Maharashtra were washed out due to incessant rains.
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newscricket20 days ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 | Rain washes out all matches in Vadodara for fifth successive day

The rain gods have played spoilsport for a fifth consecutive day in Vadodara as all three Group B Round 5 matches were abandoned without a coin toss. None of the nine teams in Group B is yet to register their first point from a win since the domestic one-day tournament began on September 24.
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featurecricketa month ago

IND vs SA | Player Ratings - Virat Kohli’s reckless decision at the toss comes back to bite as India face crushing defeat

Right after Shikhar Dhawan, who set the tone for India, lost his wicket and Virat Kohli got out cheaply, the Indian middle-order found themselves in the same old morass that has been haunting them for a while now. Perhaps, the skipper should’ve after all not defied the rules of Chinnaswamy.
Sritama Panda
featurecricketa month ago

IND v SA | India’s predicted XI for the 3rd T20I in Bengaluru

With India guaranteed an unassailable lead in the series, the third T20I provides an opportunity for Virat Kohli to tinker with the combination. However, whether the Men in Blue are willing to risk losing a series-win for the bigger picture of next year’s World Cup is to be seen.
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featurecricketa month ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy will help us gel well as a team before Ranji Trophy, says Siddhesh Lad

Mumbai’s batting mainstay Siddhesh Lad has stated that Vijay Hazare Trophy happening before the Ranji Trophy will be of great help for the team to gel well ahead of the premier domestic event. Lad, who also led Mumbai last year, stated that some exciting talents are coming through the ranks.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

IND vs SA | Player Ratings - Virat Kohli’s captain's knock help India seal seven-wicket victory in Mohali T20I

It was Virat Kohli’s day through and through in Mohali wherein he lit firecrackers with his shots and produced an impeccable innings, taking India to a 7-wicket victory in the 2nd T20I. Meanwhile, Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar showed tremendous promise with their sincere bowling.
Sritama Panda
featurecricketa month ago

IND v SA | India’s predicted XI for the 2nd T20I in Mohali

Team India go into the second of three T20Is hoping to finally kick-off their preparations for the T20 World Cup, to be held in Australia next year. With the first T20I being washed out, Virat Kohli and Co. will look to maximise the high-scoring flat tracks at the PCA stadium in Mohali.
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featurecricketa month ago

Linde and Fortuin's dream debut and Pandya brothers' scintillating show - The 1st T20I that never happened

The Indian cricket season started off with a bang as the hosts marginally edged out South Africa in a nerve-wracking match which saw a last-over finish. India shrugged off Bjorn Fortuin’s heroics with the ball as India’s "Brothers of Destruction" took Proteas bowlers apart with immaculate hitting.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

IND vs SA | India's Predicted XI for the first T20I in Dharamsala

After a long spell abroad, India will be looking forward to playing cricket on home soil when they kick start the three-match T20 series against the Proteas on Sunday. The squad has a nice balance of youth and experience, with a focus on finding the right combinations for next year’s World Cup.
Gantavya Adukia
newscricketa month ago

I feel I’m improving in every tournament, claims Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya has stated that he wants to keep learning with each passing tournament and be a better player than he was previously by the end of a series, which he feels has been happening of late. He further revealed his intentions to represent the country in all the three formats.
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