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featurecricket2 months ago

Biggest takeaways for India from the England-New Zealand Tests 

So, the two-match Test series between England and New Zealand is finally out of the way as the cricket world gets closer to the inaugural World Test Championship finale. But, there were many engrossing happenings from the series that India will need to take into account when they play the final.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

Spinners will also play a crucial role in WTC Final, claims Monty Panesar

Cricket pundit Monty Panesar has asserted that the World Test Championship finale between India and New Zealand will see spinners playing a crucial role too, apart from the pacers. He also named all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as India's X-factor for the coveted clash that takes place next month.
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newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to slothful Ravichandran Ashwin failing to complete a regulation two in trademark fashion

Ravichandran Ashwin might be a great off-spinner, a street-smart cricketer and a fascinating human being, but what he’s not is a good runner. Perennially mocked for his lazy legs, Ashwin’s running left him red-faced today in Mumbai as the 34-year-old was run out en route completing a regulation two.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts to 'guru' Ashwin handing 'sloppy' Pant lessons after a simple stumping miss

It was just another day in the life of wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. He missed a simple stumping chance off the bowling of R Ashwin with James Anderson miles away from the crease. Eventually, Ash got him before imparting tips to the young keeper on how to keep when a stumping chance comes his way.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts as Virat 'disastrous' Kohli takes two back-to-back horrendous reviews

Kohli and DRS, it's a strange relationship. The more Virat goes closer to DRS, the more he fails. It's not a love-hate relationship but just one of failures and disappointment be it as captain or batsman. Coming up in age-rank, kids will be taught to do opposite of Kohli if they have to crack DRS.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts as Jasprit Bumrah's comedy of errors leave umpire in splits

Jasprit Bumrah. When you look at his face, there is only ruthlessness and intensity that he carries with himself. But today he left everyone in splits and even the umpire couldn't control his laughter after the Indian pacer did the masterful act of delivering a wide and no-ball simultaneously.
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newscricket7 months ago

Twitter reacts as Australia blow away hapless India to their lowest ever total in Test cricket

After gaining an upper hand in the Test, India for the nth time in SENA Tests, threw away the advantage as they lost wickets in heaps succumbing to the relentless pressure created by Cummins and Hazlewood. None of the Indian batsmen got even a double-digit score in the innings.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs AUS | Varun Chakravarthy handed maiden call-up by selectors for T20Is

Kolkata Knight Riders mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy has been handed a shock call-up for the Australia T20Is on the back of his impressive performances in the ongoing edition of the IPL. While the selectors overlooked Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, however, found a place.
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newscricket9 months ago

Reports | Ravichandran Ashwin to be in the plane for Australia ODIs

With the national selection committee set to sit down in the next week to pick teams for the tour of Australia, it has emerged that R Ashwin is the front-runner for a place in the ODI side. Ashwin had last played a limited-overs game for India was back in 2017 and hasn’t been picked after that.
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newscricket10 months ago

Twitter reacts to RR's abysmal loss to DC at their happy hunting ground Sharjah

Rajasthan Royals succumbed to their fourth straight loss in IPL 2020 as Delhi Capitals crushed them at Sharjah Cricket Ground. RR's brittle batting again prevailed as stars of the first two games Steven Smith and Sanju Samson continued their disappointing run even at RR's happy hunting ground.
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