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newscricket8 days ago

Josh Hazlewood picks combined Indo-Aus Test XI; omits Jadeja, Starc and Shami

Australia’s Josh Hazlewood, on Thursday, picked his combined India-Australia Test XI and had interesting choices to make, including not picking a wicket-keeper and omitting the likes of Mitchell Starc and Ravindra Jadeja. Hazlewood’s team, unsurprisingly, featured both Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
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newscricketa month ago

Would pick Kohli, Rohit, Ashwin, Jadeja, Shami and Bumrah from current Test side, admits Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly, in a conversation with Mayank Agarwal, has admitted that he would pick Kohli, Rohit, Ashwin, Jadeja, Shami and Bumrah from the current Test lineup in his previous generation Test side. However, Ganguly added that he would not pick Mayank because he had Sehwag in his side.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | MI vs KXIP Evaluation Chart - Dumbfounding KXIP collapse powers MI to 57-run

A flabbergasting collapse from Kings XI Punjab - which saw them lose their last five wickets for just five runs - turned what looked to be a close contest into a one-sided one as MI beat the Kings by a convincing 57-run margin. Earlier, it was de Kock who starred for MI with a fine, unbeaten 68.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

The Indian pace attack is great - but it is high time they learn to finish big matches

Not so long ago, Mohammed Shami, a part of India’s exquisite pace battery, opined that the side’s pace quartet in Tests might be the best the sport has ever seen. That is both debatable and arguable, but without getting into comparisons, it is important to scrutinize their shortcomings in big games.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Family pulled me out of depression, reveals Mohammad Shami 

Mohammad Shami shed light on his once-deteriorating mental condition wherein he had suicidal thoughts, revealing that it was his family who had pulled him out of the situation. Shami also spoke about the physical toll that mental pressure has on a person, but revealed that he was always ably backed.
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newscricket2 months ago

Indian pace attack best in history of cricket, claims Mohammad Shami

Mohammad Shami, who is an integral part of India’s pace attack that has run riot in Test cricket since 2018, has claimed that the quartet, which includes himself, Umesh, Ishant and Bumrah, is the best in the sport’s history. Shami also further spoke about his secret of succeeding in the 2nd innings.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL SRL | KXIP vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Shubhman Gill tops KL Rahul's efforts to take Kolkata to victory

Kolkata Knight Riders, who were chasing 186, are blessed with an able batting lineup and it came to its team’s disposal once again in the form of Shubhman Gill (71 off 46) to take his side home. Earlier, KL Rahul's 94 had handed Kings XI Punjab the initiative a competitive score of 185/7.
Sritama Panda
newscricket2 months ago

Aakash Chopra names best ODI XI; picks Eoin Morgan as captain over Virat Kohli

Aakash Chopra has named his 'Best ODI XI' and has opted to give leadership duties to Eoin Morgan over India’s Virat Kohli, alongside picking Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep and Mohammad Shami in the team. A host of big names, including Jasprit Bumrah, Williamson and Steve Smith, were missing from the side.
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newscricket3 months ago

Brad Hogg names four Indians in ‘Current Test XI’; no place for Virat Kohli

Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg, in a YouTube video on Saturday, named his ‘Current Test XI’ and included four Indians, but astonishingly excluded Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Hogg’s XI features Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma as openers, while Steve Smith and Babar Azam also feature in the side.
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featurecricket3 months ago

How the Indian team would look if they fielded three different sides simultaneously

Could it actually happen? Will we actually see countries field two (or) three different sides simultaneously to make up for the lost time? Only time will tell but today, we, here at SportsCafe, have decided to explore a hypothetical scenario that could very well come to fruition in six months' time.
Anirudh Suresh