newscricket2 days ago

BCCI to ratify decision on player contracts during SGM in Delhi on Friday

The BCCI authorities will meet at the scheduled Special General Meeting on Friday in Delhi and confirm the CoA’s decision to ratify player contracts for the 2017-18 season as was announced in March. The BCCI introduced the new A+ grade which will hand players contracts worth Rs. 7 crores.
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newscricket3 days ago

India relies too much on Virat Kohli off late on overseas tours, says Manjrekar

Ahead of India's much awaited England tour, Sanjay Manjrekar has opined that India, especially on foreign tours, are too dependent on skipper Virat Kohli. Manjrekar, however, has put his confidence in the Indian bowlers stating that they will do well in England after their exploits in South Africa.
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newscricket3 days ago

MS Dhoni's belief has made me a better player, reveals Deepak Chahar

Playing under MS Dhoni's captaincy for CSK during the IPL, Deepak Chahar has stated that the skipper had duly motivated him and turned him into a better player with his belief in him. Even after two weeks of IPL finals, Chahar said that the win is being celebrated by the people of his city.
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newscricket5 days ago

Virat Kohli set to lead India against Ireland after successful yo-yo test

Virat Kohli has successfully cleared the BCCI mandated yo-yo test at the NCA in Bengaluru and will lead the Indian senior team against Ireland in the two T20Is scheduled for June 27 and 29. Kohli was sidelined after the IPL with a neck injury that he has now recovered from to feature on the UK tour.
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newscricket5 days ago

I found my love for the game again while I was playing in the IPL, says David Willey

British all-rounder David Willey has revealed that playing this IPL was an obvious choice as compared to his Yorkshire stint, claiming that he found his love for it during that period. He picked up a wicket and hit a career-best unbeaten 35 against Australia to ensure England's win in the first ODI.
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newscricket5 days ago

Virat Kohli takes the Yo-yo fitness test but still no update on his neck injury

Indian skipper Virat Kohli undertook BCCI's mandated compulsory Yo-yo fitness test recently that would determine his availability for the strenuous month-long tour of England starting June 27. However, the board is yet to declare an update on Kohli’s neck injury and the test results.
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newscricket9 days ago

The team meeting we had before IPL final lasted hardly five seconds, reveals MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni has stated that CSK’s success owed to the less number of team meetings throughout the tournament as everyone knew their role and also revealed that they only had a 5-second meeting before the final. He also said that their core players' familiarity with the situations really helped them.
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newscricket10 days ago

Virendra Sehwag reveals it was Sachin Tendulkar’s plan to promote MS Dhoni in 2011 World Cup final

Virendra Sehwag has unveiled the mystery behind MS Dhoni's decision to promote himself in the order in 2011 World Cup final by stating that it was actually Sachin Tendulkar’s idea. Consequently, Dhoni had played the captain’s inning of 79-ball 91 to guide India to a World Cup win after 21 years.
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featurecricket13 days ago

Dinesh Karthik vs Wriddhiman Saha - Race to be India’s "consistent" red-ball keeper begins

When Anil Kumble took over the reins of the Indian cricket team ahead of India’s Windies tour in 2016, the team management decided to promote R Ashwin above Wriddhiman Saha, who at that point, had already played 11 Tests and scored 367 runs at 21.58, with two fifties and no hundreds.
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newscricket19 days ago

BCCI smashed for overlooking most of the Indian commentators for IPL play-offs

The Board of Control for Cricket in India risk facing severe flak from former cricketers for their decision to overlook Indian commentators for the play-off matches in this year’s IPL. Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar were the only two Indian commentators involved during the play-offs.
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