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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 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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newscricket3 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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newscricket3 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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newscricket3 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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newscricket3 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
newscricket3 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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featurecricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | 2nd ODI Takeaways: Steven Smith's Sunday special and India's toothless powerplay bowling

Australia's top five mauled Indian bowling to every nook and corner of the ground as they hammered a humongous total of 389 runs following Steven Smith's century. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul fought valiantly for India in the chase but it was too little and too late as Australia sealed the ODI series.
Harshit Anand
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | Mayank is impressive but would like to see Rahul open with Dhawan, says Kiran More

Former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More has weighed in on the opener’s debate for the Australia series and has vouched for KL Rahul to partner Shikhar Dhawan, despite Mayank Agarwal impressing in the IPL. More further wishes to see India rest Bumrah and Shami alternately ahead of the Tests.
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newscricket3 months ago

Want to be a successful red-ball bowler, asserts Arshdeep Singh

Kings XI Punjab seamer Arshdeep Singh, who starred in IPL 2020 picking 9 wickets, has revealed that his long-term goal is to become a successful red-ball bowler and help Punjab win the Ranji Trophy. Arshdeep further credited ‘mentor’ Mohammad Shami for teaching him to handle pressure efficiently.
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