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newscricket9 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Virat Kohli asked me to be prepared as an opener, reveals Ishan Kishan

Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan has revealed that Virat Kohli asked him to be prepared as opening batter for the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Ishan Kishan has opened the batting for Mumbai Indians in their last two league matches and has returned to form with two fifties.
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newscricket9 days ago

SRH vs MI | Too many team changes did not work, says Manish Pandey as SRH end IPL 2021 campaign with just 3 wins

Reflecting on Sunrisers Hyderabad's (SRH) IPL 2021 journey which ended with just three wins from 14 matches, stand-in captain Manish Pandey said that too many changes in the side did not work to their favour. In their final league match, SRH fell 42 short, chasing 236 against of Mumbai Indians.
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newscricket10 days ago

IPL 2021 | Manish Pandey returns after four-match snub to make captaincy debut for SRH

Manish Pandey, the experienced India batsman who was dropped by the Sunrisers Hyderabad's (SRH) for their last four matches, returned back as the captain of the side vs Mumbai Indians (MI) in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Regular captain Kane Williamson opted out of SRH's last league game with an injury.
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newscricket21 days ago

IPL 2021 | Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals - BONS preview, head to head, where to watch, and betting tips

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will lock horns against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 40 of the IPL 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday, September 27. In their last fixtures,SRH lost a close-fought contest against Punjab Kings by 5 runs while RR lost to Delhi Capitals by 33 runs.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Why Suryakumar Yadav’s Test call-up is a damning indictment of India’s celebrated ‘A’ system

Five months ago, Suryakumar Yadav did not have an international cap to his name. In three weeks’ time, he could join the likes of Thakur and Natarajan as Indian players who have played all three formats in 2021. But should the Mumbaikar’s call-up actually serve as a cause for concern?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

SL vs IND | Manish Pandey was the most disappointing, might not play an ODI again, opines Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag has termed India's middle-order batsman Manish Pandey as the most disappointing batsman in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, while he wasn't impressed with Hardik Pandya's displays too. He also defended Prithvi Shaw's aggressive approach in the series.
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featurecricket3 months ago

SL vs IND | Winners and losers from the ODIs ft. Ravi Shastri, Prasidh Krishna and Manish Pandey

Sri Lanka were forced to dig deep to claim their first win over India in home soil in 9 years, so it’s only fair that SportsCafe, too, digs deep and brings back a long-gone article. It’s been almost a year, but today Winners and Losers makes a special comeback to lighten up your day.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

Evaluating India's potential playing XI for Sri Lanka ODIs ft. Possible contenders and SC's picks 

One of the most exciting things surrounding the upcoming series between India and Sri Lanka has to be India's possible XI, given the bunch of exciting options that they have at their disposal. For almost every slot, there are quite a few quality options that India will have the liberty to pick from.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 months ago

Redemption the overarching theme as ‘second string' India aim to conquer Lankan Soil

What interconnects Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Navdeep Saini?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 months ago

In or out - Rating every Indian probable's World T20 chances based on their IPL 2021 showing

While IPL 2021 certainly showed that India’s current openers - Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - have a big problem with intent and strike rate, it also saw plenty of WT20 probables put their hands up for national selection. So amongst the many, who really made the fullest use of the opportunity?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam