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featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 3 Talking Points: Josh ‘halcyon’ Hazlewood and Washington Sundar's tall-chips

The Gabba really was Australia’s fortress, at least till the time Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur walked in to bat. But ever since then, the Australian bowling has suffered the wrath, the pain and familiar sorrow returned on Paine’s face, as the visitors reduced the lead to 23 runs.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Tim Paine’s ‘horrendous’ review leaving Steve Smith unimpressed

If you are Tim Paine and you hear a sound after the ball left the batsman’s bat, what do you do? Simple, don’t take a review, such has been the poor show from the Australian skipper that his reviews have managed to beat Virat Kohli’s passage of poor DRS during his early captaincy days.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | India contemplating four-man pace attack if Ashwin’s fitness deteriorates

While the talks of Washington Sundar replacing Ravindra Jadeja was evident for the all-rounder spot, team India are contemplating to feature a four-man pace attack at the Gabba if Ravichandran Ashwin is deemed unfit. The report also suggested that either way, Kuldeep Yadav might not feature.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Washington Sundar in line to make his Test debut against Aussies at the Gabba

Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sundar who stayed back in Indian squad after white-ball series may well make his Test debut in the series decider at the Gabba. Prithvi Shaw is also likely to play if Mayank Agarwal fails to recover from the injury scare he got at the nets ahead of the next Test.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of Brisbane Test with an abdomen injury

India have decided not to risk Jasprit Bumrah in Brisbane as the pacer suffered an abdomen injury that could worsen further. While the team is awaiting the scan reports, for now, it has emerged that Mayank Agarwal, who was in line for a game, has suffered an injury in the nets and went for a scan.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Assiduous Mayank Agarwal has all the reason to be hard-done-by with the snub

Well before Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir stepped onto the field as the openers, India’s struggle with openers in the longest format was well-documented, with several openers tried and tested. And since they left, the problem has not just resurfaced but continued to haunt the management.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

Now that the controversy is past us, where does Rohit Sharma feature in this Test line up

There isn’t a bigger name in Indian cricket apart from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - the eyeball that they get is unparalleled to the other cricketers in the world. While Kohli has shown his brilliance across formats, Rohit has left a lot to be desired in the longest format but can he?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Mayank Agarwal’s new stance is giving him less options on backfoot, opines Sunil Gavaskar

With Mayank Agarwal’s recent withering form, Sunil Gavaskar has pointed out that his new stance is giving him fewer options on the backfoot, making him vulnerable on the Australian pitches. He also advised the right-hander to open his stance more, which will allow him to cover for the late swing.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Will open with Mayank and Rohit, push down Gill and drop Vihari, suggests Sunil Gavaskar

Rohit Sharma is likely to start the third Test against Australia at SCG and according to Sunil Gavaskar, India should drop Vihari to accommodate Gill and open with Mayank and Rohit. Mayank has been under fire since he has averaged 7.75 in the ongoing Test series, failing to impress.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | India have been incompetent of late when the ball has swung, notes Sanjay Manjrekar

Renowned expert Sanjay Manjrekar has expressed his concern over India’s woes against swing bowling and has pointed out how the team has failed in daunting conditions now for six innings running. Manjrekar believes given India’s power, they need to do better and set a benchmark for the whole world.
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