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newscricket10 days ago

India were not winning these many matches 15-20 years ago, notes Madan Lal

Madan Lal has revealed that the Indian team did not win as many matches 15-20 years ago compared to the current team led by Virat Kohli, thanks to the pace attack. Lal also added that the Indian captain’s high encouragement for the pacers has helped the team, which he feels is on the right track.
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newscricketa month ago

KL Rahul is in his career’s best form wherever he comes to bat, reveals Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami has revealed that KL Rahul is in his career’s best form - smashing the ball - regardless of wherever is he asked to bat by the management. He also added that Rishabh Pant’s lack of confidence has hindered his batting performance and said that he will back to his best soon.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs NZ | Expect strong comeback from Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, says Harsha Bhogle

Prominent commentator and cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle believes that Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will come back strongly in the second Test against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The duo, rated highly in world cricket, fared poorly in India’s 10-wicket loss in Wellington.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs NZ | Don’t have any doubt about Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, insists Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has thrown his weight behind Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, saying the team has full trust on what the duo has to offer and he backed them to come back stronger at the Hagley Oval. He has also added that playing the first session of the first day is the key to a good performance.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs NZ | India's lack of pure swing bowlers difference between sides, says Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar reckons that India’s lack of pure swing bowlers in its attack was the difference between the two sides in the first Test at Wellington. Barring Ishant Sharma, the Indian seamers looked out of sorts in windy conditions at the Basin Reserve. 
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Ajinkya Rahane’s 'overambitious' call running 'lazy' Rishabh Pant out

Everything seemed to be going well for India - with Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane putting on an impressive show with the bat at the Basin Reserve. However, following an overambitious call by the Indian vice-captain, Pant got himself run-out after being caught ball watching at the non-strikers end.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs NZ |  Representing India at highest level is dream come true, shares Navdeep Saini

Young India quick Navdeep Saini expressed his joy on his great run till now in Indian colours and shared that the maiden Test call up is a life-changing moment for him. Saini also revealed that back home, he is keen to help youngsters in every way possible to help them realise their dream.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs NZ | Chose to bat because we wanted to be challenged, reveals Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami has stated that the wicket was damp when India batted in the first innings of the warm-up game against New Zealand XI but added that it was a strategic decision. He also further added that people shouldn’t judge a cricketer on the basis of two or three bad performances.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Incautious India in danger of running Jasprit Bumrah to the ground

When de Grandhomme cut the final ball of Bumrah’s spell at Bay Oval right of backward point in the 47th over, it marked something significant. It was not that the scores were level nor was it that the Kiwis were going to inflict a whitewash; it meant that Bumrah had ended the series wicketless.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs NZ | Back-up pacers faltered on flat decks, states Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle has expressed his concern over the sorry state of the Indian bowling line-up in the absence of the big names. Bhogle has pointed out that the bowlers haven’t been able to defend big totals more often than not on flat decks and it's a concern with T20 World Cup coming up.
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