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newscricket12 days ago

Reports | Shami, Saini set to join team for 3rd Test, Pant and Suryakumar likely for T20Is

As per reports, Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini are likely to join the team for the last two Tests while Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant are also likely to make it to the T20I squad. After the second Test, the selectors will announce the squads for the last two Tests and five T20Is.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Umesh Yadav to return to India, T Natarajan likely replacement

According to ANI reports, Umesh Yadav, who suffered a calf strain in the second Test in Australia, will take no further part in the series and will return to India immediately. T Natarajan, who is currently with the squad, will be taking that spot in the side with an SCG debut looming large.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Shami is a very skillful bowler and will be sorely missed, insists Andy Flower

KXIP's assistant coach Andy Flower reckons that Mohammed Shami will be greatly missed in the Test series as he finds him a very skilful fast bowler. He also added that India have the capability of bouncing back in the Test series despite losing the Adelaide Test, though it will be tough to do so.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Kohli and Shami's absence gives us advantage, opines Justin Langer

Australian head coach Justin Langer feels the absence of India's big guns Mohammed Shami and Virat Kohli will given weaken Indian team and give the hosts an advantage. He also added that's he glad that India are feeling stressed than them over the Christmas weekend for the Boxing Day Test. 
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featurecricket2 months ago

From R Ashwin's A+ to Prithvi Shaw's F: Grading Indian player's performance in the Adelaide Test

For all the hype, anticipation and drama built around the day-night Test, it didn't even last more than two and half days. In the end it turned out to be a comfortable win for the Australians as they routed out India for 9/36 after being down and out at the finish of the second day.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Really hurts to lose this way; didn’t have enough batting intent today, admits Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has admitted that it really hurts for the team to lose this way, especially after holding the upper hand on the first two days of the game. Alongside that, Kohli also pointed out that the visitors didn’t have enough batting intent on Day 3, where they folded to 36 losing nine wickets.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS - Adelaide Day 2 Talking Points - Ashwin's spin masterclass, Paine's brilliance and India's horrendous tail

In a day dominated by R Ashwin's spin masterclass, Bumrah's early strikes, India showcased that the 2018/19 tour might not be an outlier and they are capable to deal with Smith-Marnus. It also was a day which reinforced India's tail woes and that Paine ain't as bad as people make him to be.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS A | Day 3 Talking Points: Dreadful Australian openers and and flat Indian old-ball bowling

The third day of the warm-up game was a good reality check for Indians as the likes of McDermott, Carey and Wildermuth gave them the trailer of what the movie with the old ball might look like in the Tests. For Australia, their opening woes continued to trouble them as both Harris and Burns failed.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | If opening bowlers are wicketless you will struggle as a fielding team, opines Michael Holding

Michael Holding has opined that if the opening bowling cannot prevent the opposing batsmen from getting to a solid start then the team will struggle, which has been the case with the Indian team. He added that Hardik Pandya returning with the ball can be viewed as a positive by the Indian team.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | My IPL performances have given me lot of confidence, professes Mohammed Shami

Senior Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami is feeling fairly confident ahead of the limited-overs series against Australia as he is buoyed by his IPL performances. IPL 2020 turned out to be the best edition for him in his career thus far as the pacer ended up with 20 wickets for KXIP in 14 games.
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