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newscricket19 hours ago

Captain asked me if I could bowl with injury, I said ‘yes’ without second thoughts, reveals Navdeep Saini

India’s Navdeep Saini, who battled through injury in the fourth Test at the Gabba, revealed that it was heart-shattering to get injured mid-match, but stated that he had no hesitation in bowling through pain upon the captain’s request. Saini also stated that he expects to get fully fit very soon.
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featurecricket9 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RCB should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore might have finished fourth, but ask that lion on the top of their logo, it would paint a rather different picture of their season. Yet again for RCB, this time in 2020, it was a party of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli - only joined by Devdutt Padikkal and Chris Morris.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket9 days ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 1 Talking Points: India’s bowling gems and Australia’s batting frailties

When India lost the toss, there was a familiar feeling of uncertainty at the Gabba for the Indian fans but the first spell from the pacers gave enough hopes, with two quicks wickets. However, since then, it has been all Australia, with Marnus Labuschagne riding on his luck to a triple-figure score.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket9 days ago

IND vs AUS | Navdeep Saini monitored by the medical team for groin pain, reveals BCCI

India’s injury list is hitting the roof with Navdeep Saini being the latest entrant on the list after complaining groin pain in the fourth and final Test against the BCCI. The BCCI has revealed the same while adding that the medical team is currently assessing the situation of the Delhi pacer.
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featurecricket14 days ago

IND vs AUS | SCG Day 4 Talking Points: Saini’s X-factor and Indian selectors’ vindication

After enduring a torrid time on the field on Day 3, the duo of Steve Smith and Cameron Green took the game away from India on Day 4, but courageous knocks from Gill and Rohit kept the hosts alive heading into the final day. Chasing 407 might be far-fetched, but India can still dare to dream.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket16 days ago

IND vs AUS | SCG Day 2 Talking Points: The first hour cat-and-mouse game and Matthew Wade’s brain-fade

What was perceived to be a docile and flat SCG wicket started doing its tricks on Day 2 as a remarkable 10 wickets fell on a day which saw the game move forward at a rapid pace. Young Shubman Gill impressed, but the day undoubtedly belonged to Steve Smith, who was back to his invincible, old self.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket18 days ago

IND vs AUS | Rohit Sharma replaces Mayank Agarwal; Navdeep Saini set for debut

After poor outings in the two Tests, Mayank Agarwal has been replaced by Rohit Sharma at the top of the order for the Sydney Test. From the bowling perspective, India are forced to make a change with Umesh Yadav walking out injured at the MCG, replacing him with debutant Navdeep Saini.
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newscricket18 days ago

T Natarajan needs to play A-cricket before playing Test matches, feels Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra is of the opinion that latest sensation T Natarajan needs to prove himself at the A level before making his Test debut. The former left-arm pacer has also added that Navdeep Saini was the first preference and he should get a look-in for his extra pace can be beneficial in Sydney.
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newscricket22 days ago

IND vs AUS | Saini will be the best option to replace Umesh Yadav for SCG Test, opines Aakash Chopra 

Former Indian Test opener Aakash Chopra has opined that Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini will be the best option to play as the third pacer for India in the third Test at SCG. He feels that Natarajan hasn't played much red-ball cricket and India shouldn't get greedy to play him in Umesh's absence. 
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newscricket22 days ago

IND vs AUS | Rohit Sharma, Pant, Gill, Saini and Shaw placed in isolation following restaurant-gate

Five Indian cricketers - Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw - have been placed in precautionary isolation following their visit to an indoor restaurant on New Year’s day. Cricket Australia confirmed that, along with BCCI, they are investigating the incident.
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