newscricket3 days ago

Ajinkya Rahane insists Team India was determined to be ruthless

Ajinkya Rahane, who was the stand-in skipper for India in the one-off Test against Afghanistan, insisted that his side were determined to be "ruthless" in their approach against the debutants in Tests. India demolished Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs inside two days of the match in Bengaluru.
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newscricket4 days ago

Twitter reacts to Afghanistan's apocalyptic collapse in historic Test

Afghanistan's Test debut met a pretty underwhelming end as they were bowled out not once but twice in a single day as India wrapped up the match in two days. Twitterati, however, had a gala time as they had a lot to ponder over from Mohammad Shahzad's run-out to Hardik Pandya's superhuman throw.
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newscricket4 days ago

Watch | Mohammad Shahzad’s weight gets better of him as he runs himself out

Over the years, Cricket has often found brilliant talents being pulled back by their overweight that has stopped them from achieving greatness. Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad became the latest instance of such example as he let his weight get better of him in the historic debut Test of his nation.
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featurecricket5 days ago

India vs Afghanistan | Talking points from Day 1 in Bengaluru

Afghanistan’s maiden Test match opened like a roller coaster ride with India first racing to 347/6 with Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay both getting centuries before experiencing a massive collapse. However, the inexperienced Afghanistan side learned quickly and are expected to improve from hereon.
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newscricket5 days ago

Only time will tell how Afghanistan perform in the Test format, says Lalchand Rajput

Former Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput has revealed that Rashid Khan & Co. will need some time to get used to the Test format and their progress would be a long-term affair. He added that the young Afghanistan bowlers need to have some patience and get used to bowling long spells in Test cricket.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sandeep Patil calls Gautam Gambhir ‘Amitabh Bachchan of Indian Cricket’

Sandeep Patil, who was the chief selector at the time Gautam Gambhir was ousted from the Indian team, termed Gambhir as the "Amitabh Bachchan of Indian Cricket" because of his ‘angry young man’ attitude. Patil also claimed that Gambhir has attitude problem, which he believes, led to his downfall.
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newscricket3 months ago

Murali Vijay excited to be back in Chennai Super Kings once again

Murali Vijay, who was purchased by CSK at the IPL mega-auction, has stated that it has always been a pleasure for him to play for his local franchise and is excited to join the team soon. The opener has also added that he is looking forward to playing county matches ahead of India's England tour.
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newscricket4 months ago

BCCI to send Test specialists early for England Tour to avoid South Africa debacle

BCCI is keen on sending Test specialists like Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay to England ahead of their teammates to get accustomed to the conditions to avoid another debacle like South Africa. The BCCI is also planning to send other team players to play either County or in the India A games.
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newscricket5 months ago

Faf du Plessis asserts Wanderers track was not dangerous

Faf du Plessis has rubbished claims that the Wanderers pitch was dangerous for play even after his side lost the third Test match to India in the three-match series. He also argued that his side has never been welcomed with a green track whenever they have toured India for a series in the past.
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newscricket5 months ago

Match should have been called off when Vijay got hit, says Michael Holding

Michael Holding has lashed out at the ‘dangerous’ Wanderers pitch stating that the game should have been called off when Murali Vijay first got hit in the morning session. Sunil Gavaskar has also acknowledged the uncertainty of the pitch but believes that the match shouldn’t be abandoned now.
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