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newscricketa month ago

Rahul Dravid knew exactly what to get from us during U-19 tours, points Prithvi Shaw

Recalling his days under the tutelage of Rahul Dravid, Prithvi Shaw has admitted that the Indian legend knew exactly what and how to get the best out of the team during U-19 tours. He also stated that never once during his U-19 days did Dravid ask him to curb his natural instinct and game.
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newscricketa month ago

Prithvi Shaw opens up on Syrup-gate; says he feared that people would perceive him as a ‘drug consumer’

Prithvi Shaw, who in 2019 was banned for 8 months for failing a dope test, has revealed that the ‘Cough syrup gate’ broke him mentally and emotionally, and played on his mind for no less than two months. Shaw claimed that he dreaded the thought of people perceiving him as a ‘consumer of drugs.’
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newscricketa month ago

Sarandeep Singh blasts selection committee; asks how they can ignore Shaw, Panchal and Unadkat

Former national selector Sarandeep Singh has come down hard on the selectors for their picks for the England tour and has criticized the panel for dropping Prithvi Shaw and ignoring veterans Unadkat and Panchal. Sarandeep has also opined that Pandya cannot play as a specialist batsman.
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featurecricketa month ago

In or out - Rating every Indian probable's World T20 chances based on their IPL 2021 showing

While IPL 2021 certainly showed that India’s current openers - Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - have a big problem with intent and strike rate, it also saw plenty of WT20 probables put their hands up for national selection. So amongst the many, who really made the fullest use of the opportunity?
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featurecricketa month ago

Takeaways from India’s squad announcement ft. Saini’s unjust omission and the never-ending Rahul rope

The 2021 edition of the IPL got suspended abruptly, but the BCCI ensured to keep the fans busy by announcing a 20-man squad for the World Test Championship Final and the five Tests against England. The obvious ones aside, we delve into the interesting Talking Points from the squad announcement.
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newscricketa month ago

Disappointed with Bhuvneshwar and Shaw’s omission, Kuldeep’s axing is harsh, opines Aakash Chopra

Renowned commentator Aakash Chopra expressed disappointment over the Indian selectors omitting Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Prithvi Shaw for the WTC Final and England tour, and claimed that they are match-winners who should have been considered. Chopra also reckoned that Kuldeep’s axing was harsh.
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newscricket2 months ago

India announce squad for World Test Championship final; Shaw and Pandya left out

The BCCI have announced an extended squad for the World Test Championship Final against New Zealand next month and have left out the duo of Prithvi Shaw and Hardik Pandya, while retaining Mayank Agarwal. Meanwhile, opener KL Rahul has also been included, subject to fitness clearance.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | It feels so good to have great starts every game, admits Rishabh Pant

Praising the Delhi openers yet again, DC skipper Rishabh Pant has admitted that it feels so good to have great starts from Prithvi Shaw-Shikhar Dhawan in every game. Alongside that, Pant also insisted that the competition in the dugout is very good, which allows for plenty of options.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Rishabh Pant’s floor-drop after being blinded by Shaw’s throw from the deep

It seldom happens in cricket, where the wicketkeeper goes down to the floor after the fielder’s throw from the deep boundary. However, today was a rare day, with DC wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant dropping down to the floor after Prithvi Shaw’s throw from the deep boundary blinded him to rights.
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cricket2 months ago

Make this sweltering Sunday a sweet one by placing these three bets from Punjab vs Delhi

A CSK win would have given both these teams breathing space, but Mumbai winning on Saturday means that Sunday’s clash between PBKS and DC becomes all the more important. It’s tough to choose between these two sides, but you know what’s easy? Trusting the three bets we’re going to provide you.
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