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newscricket13 days ago

WTC Final | Resilience and belief in own abilities has been key to India’s journey to final, believes Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar, hailing India's resilience against Australia and England, has pointed out how the belief in the team helped them make comebacks in the series. Alongside that, Agarkar also credited the bench strength of the national team for finding ways to win from difficult positions.
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newscricket3 months ago

England and West Indies are good but India favourites for World T20, admits Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton, following India’s 3-2 series win over England, admitted that England and West Indies might be good but India surely would be favourites to lift the WT20. He also added that India’s scary depth, due to the Indian Premier League, would tilt the competition in their favour in October.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns not just to the Indian team but a larger scheme of things

Bhuvneshwar Kumar could very well go down as one of those bowlers who couldn’t quite meet their expectations and convert their dreams into reality because of the nagging injuries that took away a lot of time in and in-betweens. But he returns, just in time, in a year where his presence is vital.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Last three Tests will be true test of team India’s character, feels VVS Laxman

The legendary VVS Laxman opined that India should not let a freakish 70 minutes define the tour, and stated that the last three Tests will be a true test of the team’s character, in the absence of both Shami and Kohli. Laxman also urged India to address long-standing issues nagging the side.
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newscricket6 months ago

Reports | Fracture could keep Mohammad Shami out of first Test versus England

Mohammad Shami, who has headed back home after fracturing his arm in Adelaide, looks set to miss the first Test versus England starting February 5, with him expected to spend significant time rehabbing at the NCA. Shami, in the first Test, was struck on his forearm by a Pat Cummins delivery.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Cannot see India bouncing back in the series after Adelaide humiliation, states Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin believes India’s best chance of winning a Test in this series was the Adelaide encounter, and now feels it’s next to impossible for them to stage a comeback. Haddin claimed that India’s batting depth is ‘concerning’ and reckons there are a lot of questions that need answering.
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newscricket6 months ago

Reports | Mohammad Shami ruled out of rest of Australia tour with fractured arm

India’s ace pacer Mohammad Shami has reportedly been diagnosed with a fractured arm, effectively ruling him out of the remaining three Tests in the ongoing tour. Shami was struck on his arm by a Pat Cummins delivery whilst batting, which consequently forced him to walk away retired hurt.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Australia will definitely have plans for whoever replaces Kohli, asserts Josh Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood acknowledged India’s strength in depth and claimed that he expects a ‘class player’ to replace Virat Kohli, but asserted that his side will, nevertheless, come up with able plans for the new player. Hazlewood also expressed that Australia want to know the extent of Shami’s injury.
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newscricket6 months ago

The Gameplan | How India can target Smith-Labuschagne and end Australia’s pink-ball juggernaut

Seven games, seven wins: if there’s one format where you simply do not want to mess with the Aussies, it’s pink-ball Tests. India exactly know what they’re up against, having just played one day-night Test in their history, but they could yet cause an upset should the stars align.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Virat Kohli sits out pink-ball warm-up game versus Australia A

Days after hinting about potential fatigue, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has decided to give the pink-ball warm-up game at the SCG versus Australia A a miss, with Ajinkya Rahane continuing to skipper the side. Meanwhile, alongside Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara too has been rested by the management.
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