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newscricket3 months ago

ICC ODI Rankings | Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma end year as No.1 and No.2; Shai Hope breaks into Top 10

India’s captain Virat Kohli and vice captain Rohit Sharma maintained their place as the No.1 and 2 ODI batsman respectively while West Indies batter Shai Hope broke into the top 10. Meanwhile, Shimron Hetmyer gained 6 places and Nicholas Pooran jumped 33 places after a remarkable India tour.
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featurecricket3 months ago

With Hetmyer and Pooran, Windies have their heart in right place

It was early 2017 when Mumbai Indians raised the paddle for Nicholas Pooran. An unknown commodity found a franchise that believed in star power. A year later, Royal Challengers Bangalore snapped up Shimron Hetmyer for a bid that would make the latter a millionaire overnight.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket3 months ago

IND v WI | Not much to be disappointed with from this series, says Kieron Pollard

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has stated that his side does not have much to be disappointed with despite losing both the T20I and ODI series. Pollard also drew out Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, and Sheldon Cottrell as the standout performers from the visitors’ squad.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs WI | India is tough team to beat but we put up a tough fight, insists Nicholas Pooran

After coming close to win the series, Nicholas Pooran has stated that India are an extremely tough competitor but Windies are proud of their performances in the series. The Kings XI Punjab wicket-keeper has also added that they could have won both the ODI and T20I series but missed out on it.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs WI | West Indies derive their power from middle-order, says Joy Bhattacharjya

Cricket analyst Joy Bhattacharjya said that West Indies cricket team tend to do well when their middle-order is firing all cylinders and thus they need to solve the opening problem. In the final ODI versus India, Pollard and Pooran showed the kind of strength the Windies middle-order possesses.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Cuttack catastrophe cries for Windies to look beyond Evin 'big-hitter' Lewis

For years, Evin Lewis the ODI batsman has been associated with “that” knock he played against England. He is, by no means, a ‘one innings wonder’, but the truth is that his performances in the format have been underwhelming and unimpressive; not worthy enough of a place in the team.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts as Virat Kohli gives standing ovation to Shardul Thakur blasting his way to victory

What an entertaining series decider it was! The chase looked difficult for India after losing Virat Kohli's wicket but Shardul Thakur's fireworks at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack took India over the line. Indian fans on Twitter went mental and showered praise on 'the batsman' Shardul Thakur.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IND vs WI | Cuttack ODI Takeaways - Evin Lewis running out of time and Rohit-Rahul bromance

It was ‘Cuttack Delight’ for Virat Kohli and his men as the Men in Blue sealed the series with a dramatic four-wicket win over the Windies in front of a packed Barabati crowd. After Kohli and KL Rahul set the platform, a late yet unexpected blitz from Shardul Thakur sealed the win for the hosts.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs WI | Could not execute plans properly, discloses Kieron Pollard

While the plans did work for the West Indies in the opening ODI, Kieron Pollard admitted that his side could not execute their plans properly in Visakhapatnam. Further, he admitted that the team is a work-in-progress and praised the youngster Nicholas Pooran for his knock in the second game.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Pant embarrassing himself with Dhoni-like celebration after Lewis dives in safely

All those ‘Dhoni Dhoni’ chants must have really gotten into the young Rishabh Pant’s head but no one can be like MS Dhoni, can they? An ecstatic Pant, after hitting the bails off, had already started celebrating the run-out of Evin Lewis without realizing that the batsman had dived in safely.
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