newscricketa day ago

Team management specifically requested for an opener after Vijay Shankar's injury, clarifies MSK Prasad

BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad has clarified that Mayank Agarwal was sent to the World Cup as backup opener after KL Rahul had an injury scare, with Shikhar Dhawan already ruled out. With Dhawan back in full fitness, Agarwal was sent back into the waiting line for India’s tour of West Indies.
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newscricketa day ago

India vs West Indies | Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey return to ODI set-up as Jasprit Bumrah rested

After impressive performances on the A tour, Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have returned to the Indian ODI side for the series against West Indies. On the other hand, the selectors have decided to rest Jasprit Bumrah to manage the workload ahead of the Test series and the upcoming home season.
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newscricket10 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Decision to send in MS Dhoni at number seven was baffling, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar went on a rant after India’s semi final loss against New Zealand, demanding reasons for not sending Dhoni in at five or six. Gavaskar, alongside other former cricketers, said they were ‘baffled’ by the decision to send in Dhoni with India 71 for five, and nearly out of the game.
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newscricket10 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sending MS Dhoni to bat at no.7 was team decision, states Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has stated that the decision to send Dhoni to bat at no.7 was a unanimous one with everybody agreeing with it. Shastri also admitted that India needed a solid batsman in the middle-order to stabilize things when the chips were down which ultimately led to their defeat.
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newscricket19 days ago

Ishan Kishan to replace Rishabh Pant in India A tour of West Indies

After Rishabh Pant was selected in the Indian team for the World Cup as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan has replaced the wicket-keeper in the India A team for the Windies tour. Meanwhile, Ruturaj Gaikwad has replaced Prithvi Shaw who has been ruled out of the tour with an injury.
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newscricket19 days ago

Twitter reacts as Ambati Rayudu announces retirement after World Cup snub

Ambati Rayudu was not picked in India's 15-man squad and was even ignored when Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar got injured as Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were sent to England as replacements for injured players. Twitterati reacted on the same and expressed their displeasure.
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newscricket19 days ago

Ambati Rayudu calls it a day from all forms of cricket

Ambati Rayudu has announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday, which is incidentally after he was ignored for the World Cup for the second time. He was in the stand-by list when the 15-member squad was announced but even after two injuries for India, he hasn't been called up.
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newscricket20 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Mohammad Kaif unhappy with Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal’s inclusion in Indian squad

Mohammad Kaif has shown discontentment towards the inclusion of Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal in the Indian squad for the World Cup. He has also stated that the number of matches played by them regularly should have been one of the parameters before selecting them for the quadrennial event.
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newscricket20 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | If Mayank Agarwal gets an opportunity, I’m sure he’ll do well, says Coach

Mayank Agarwal’s coach R Muralidhar reckons that his protege will definitely live up to expectations if given an opportunity to make his ODI debut at the ongoing World Cup in England. Agarwal was named as the replacement for the outgoing Vijay Shankar who suffered a toe injury last week.
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newscricket20 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Mayank Agarwal approved by ICC technical committee as Vijay Shankar replacement

The ICC Technical Committee has cleared India’s request to include Mayank Agarwal in the World Cup squad at Vijay Shankar’s expense after the latter sustained an injury while training. Agarwal is yet to make his debut in the format and will be placed under the scanner if given a chance to play.
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