newscricketa day ago

Indian batsmen lacked stomach for battle in second Test, believes Kris Srikkanth

Kris Srikkanth has lashed out at the Indian batting order following their recent failure against South Africa as he criticized them for lacking a stomach for battle. The former Indian skipper, however, praised Virat Kohli’s effort stating that he deserved support from his top-order batsmen.
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newscricket5 days ago

Sunil Gavaskar praises Virat Kohli’s steely determination

Sunil Gavaskar has heaped praise on Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who ended the day unbeaten at 85, for his gritty show in Centurion while other batsmen were just passengers. The former Indian batsman was also delighted in the manner with which R Ashwin used his stock balls as his main weapon.
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featurecricket8 days ago

South Africa vs India | Probable XI for the Centurion Test

India have come under massive criticism concerning the team selection following their 72-run defeat against South Africa in the Newlands Test. However, on a positive note, the side now has good knowledge about their strengths and weaknesses and could line-up accordingly in the next match.
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newscricket9 days ago

Virender Sehwag believes India have 30% chance of comeback in series

Virender Sehwag thinks that India have a 30% chance of making a comeback in the ongoing Test series against South Africa after getting convincingly beaten in the Newlands game. The former opener also thinks that Ajinkya Rahane would be the proper option for the extra batsman that India need.
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newscricket11 days ago

Kohli, Pujara slip in ICC Test rankings as Bhuvi eyes top 20.

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have slipped down in the ICC Test rankings following their poor display against South Africa in Cape Town. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar could now be eyeing a chance to break into the top 20 for the first time in his career, after bagging six wickets in the match.
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newscricket16 days ago

Murali Vijay : I just want to play my A game and do well for India

Murali Vijay has expressed his confidence over his preparations for the series against South Africa claiming that he would want to stick and play his A game this time. He has also stated that everybody in the Team India’s dressing room is really looking forward to the first Test.
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newscricket20 days ago

Reports : Shikhar Dhawan injury paves way for KL Rahul to open alongside Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay and KL Rahul will open the batting for India in the first Test against South Africa in Cape Town after Shikhar Dhawan reportedly failed to recover from his ankle injury. Reports have also emerged that Virat Kohli is not happy with Dhawan "not being careful" ahead of the tour.
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newscricket22 days ago

Players have to be selective in their strokes in South Africa, suggests KL Rahul

KL Rahul has stated that the Indian players have to be very selective in their shot making and leave a lot of balls, especially with the new ball, to have success in South Africa. Rahul also praised Murali Vijay for the way he paces his game which results in his partner feeling confident as well.
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newscricket23 days ago

We will make the series tough for South African batsmen, says Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has admitted that the team will face a huge challenge in the upcoming South Africa tour but he also trusted on his own team and said that they will make it tough for the opponents' players. Shastri has praised Jasprit Bumrah and called him one of the best bowlers in the world now.
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newscricketa month ago

Gautam Gambhir says he is open to play for any franchise in Indian Premier League

Gautam Gambhir has surprisingly confirmed his availability for the upcoming Indian Premier League, revealing that his future with KKR remains uncertain. He has further stated that if India want to put up some fight on the South Africa tour, then the openers would need to forge good partnerships.
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