newscricket6 days ago

IND vs WI | West Indies will find it tough to tackle India's top four, reckons Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle believes that the top four of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer are very dynamic and West Indies will find it tough to deal with them. West Indies have a good captain in Kieron Pollard but Bhogle feels that it will be a stern test for an inexperienced side like them.
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newscricket6 days ago

Ranji Trophy | Karun Nair to lead Karnataka as V Koushik receives maiden call-up

The Karnataka State Cricket Association have announced the team for their Ranji opener against Tamil Nadu and the team will be led by Karun Nair. David Mathias has received a call-up to the squad after a three-year gap while V Koushik secured his first Ranji Trophy call-up after an impressive SMAT.
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featurecricket7 days ago

IND vs WI | India’s Predicted XI for T20I opener against Windies in Hyderabad

India were dealt with injuries prior to the T20 series against West Indies, with Shikhar Dhawan being ruled out of the squad as Sanju Samson replaced the left-hander for the series. On the other hand, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Shami made their return to the national set-up.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket7 days ago

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 | SportsCafe Team of the Tournament

The tournament, which served as a practice ground for IPL scouts ahead of the auction this month, saw plenty of runs scored, wickets taken and more so players emerged. The final, however, saw two teams Karnataka and Tamil Nadu clash in the derby, only for the former to retain the title.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket9 days ago

Success through batting chorus - Karnataka’s staple plan to double

When Vijay Kumar announced a move to Pondicherry - bidding goodbye to his home team Karnataka - things seemed gloomy for arguably the second-best domestic team in India’s cricket history. Karnataka needed solid support to back their strengths and then get up to extend their hegemony.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket9 days ago

VIDEO | Man runs away with ball after Manish Pandey smashes it out of the ground

Manish Pandey emerged as a key figure in Karnataka’s narrow one-run victory over rivals Tamil Nadu in the finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. Pandey, during his time at the crease, smashed the leggie Murugan Ashwin out of the ground over long-off as a man ran away with the ball that he hit.
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reportcricket9 days ago

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy | Heartbreak for Tamil Nadu as Karnataka clinch title in last-ball thriller

Karnataka have won their second domestic tournament this season by beating Tamil Nadu in a game that went to the very last ball. Batting first, Karnataka posted a score of 180 and despite the late hitting of Vijay Shankar and Ravichandran Ashwin, Tamil Nadu fell short by just 1 run.
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newscricket9 days ago

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s | It came neck to neck but we deserved it, insists Manish Pandey

After helming Karnataka to two consecutive Syed Mushtaq Ali titles, Manish Pandey has stated that the team richly deserved the illustrious trophy for the kind of performance they showed in the tournament. He has also admitted that the run-out that he inflicted changed the course of the game.
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newscricket20 days ago

IND vs WI | Shivam Dube included in India's ODI squad, Kedar Jadhav returns

After impressing with the ball in the Bangladesh T20Is, Shivam Dube has been included in the Indian team for India's ODI squad for the series against West Indies to be played in December. However, in a rather surprising move, Kedar Jadhav has returned to the side after a mediocre Mushtaq Ali T20.
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newscricketa month ago

Fielding is a controllable skill and India have it in abundance, feels R Sridhar

Indian fielding coach R Sridhar has been mighty impressed with the standard of fielding, which he feels is a controllable skill, that the Indian cricket team is showing at the moment. He also pointed out the important factors needed to be a good fielder in each format of the game.
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