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featurecricket9 days ago

Indefatigable spirit and incredible squad depth - the very ethos of Virat Kohli’s India

From Melbourne to Lord’s and from Gabba to The Oval, the Indian Test team has enjoyed the wondrous highs of overseas triumphs within a period of nine months, the grandiosity of which is perhaps unlike anything before. The success story though, goes much beyond the star cast.
Roshan Gede
featurecricketa month ago

On or off the pitch, KL Rahul continues to make the fullest use of the opportunities

Last year, before the pandemic caught up with the entire world, there was a running joke or even reality as some call it that KL Rahul could do anything and everything. But an elusive place in the longest format was something that evaded him, since the 2019 tour to the Caribbean.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Concussed Mayank Agarwal ruled out of the first Test

The BCCI, two days ahead of the first Test, have confirmed that opener Mayank Agarwal will not be taking any part in the game at Trent Bridge after taking a hit to the head during a net session on Monday. The board, however, have confirmed that Agarwal is ‘stable’ and is under medical observation.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | ‘Fully fit’ Ajinkya Rahane raring to go for England Tests

Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane addressed the media ahead of the first Test and spoke about a host of topics, including his own fitness. Below are the key excerpts from the press conference.
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featurecricket2 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
featurecricket2 months ago

Takeaways for India from County XI game ft. The KL Rahul show, Pujara-Agarwal conundrum and Jadeja > Vihari

Playing a tour game ahead of any Test series was the norm before, with the world in the right order. But ever since the pandemic, most of the teams have been forced to prepare for any series with intra-squad games instead, something that India were also subject to, ahead of the WTC finale.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha set to be available for the first Test against England

With reports suggesting that Rishabh Pant has already completed his ten-day isolation period, it is suggested that the duo of Wriddhiman Saha and Pant are expected to be available for the first Test. Alongside that, the reports also insisted that Pant has been recovering well from the virus.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | Surprised that Gill hid his injury and Mayank should replace him, reckons Saba Karim

Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim has expressed that he was left surprised by the fact that young opener Shubman Gill hid his injury. He also went on to add that Mayank Agarwal, who last played for India Down Under, should come in as a replacement for Gill as he failed in just a few innings.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | Don’t think India needs a third option with Rahul and Agarwal in the squad, states Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, following the reports of inclusion of Prithvi Shaw in the England squad, has stated that he doesn’t think there is a need for a third option with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal already in the squad. He also called the reports an insult to the openers already selected for the tour.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | Mayank Agarwal should replace Gill given his impressive career, opines Deep Dasgupta 

Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta has batted for Mayank Agarwal as a replacement for the injured Shubman Gill for the five-match Test series against England. He also added KL Rahul hasn't paid much attention to his defensive technique and should only bat in the middle-order in Tests.
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