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newscricket6 days ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Cheteshwar Pujara joins elite group with 50th first-class century

On Saturday, during Saurashtra’s Ranji Trophy group B encounter against Karnataka in Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground in Rajkot, Cheteshwar Pujara has smacked up his 50th first-class ton entering an elite list of players to reach that feat. He remained unbeaten on 162 at the end of first day’s play.
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newscricket6 days ago

Legends and pundits wish Rahul 'THE WALL' Dravid on his birthday

Rahul Dravid's contribution to Cricket in India is brilliant, whether it is as a player for the Indian Cricket Team or as a Coach for the youth of Indian cricket. So, the cricketing fraternity took to twitter and wished him on his birthday and reminded us how big a legend Rahul Dravid was!
Srijith Gopal
featurecricket12 days ago

Lack of foresight sees India putting Jasprit Bumrah's career in danger

“What!!!” - went straight out of my mouth as I saw Jasprit Bumrah’s name in Indian team announcement news for the home series against Sri Lanka and Australia. That he had been included in the squad without clearance from the National Cricket Academy made it even worse - with leaks floating around.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket14 days ago

VIDEO | SCG crowd gives thunderous applause to Steve 'Dravid' Smith for getting off the mark after 39 balls

12 years after SCG gave another wall, Rahul Dravid, a standing ovation for breaking the duck after 40 balls, the folks from Sydney were at it once again, this time for one of their own. The crowd erupted after Smith finally took a run after 39 balls, with even the Aussie cheekily acknowledging it.
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newscricket15 days ago

Reports | BCCI to help NCA with medical panel, social media department

The National Cricket Academy (NCA) is set to get the help of a BCCI medical panel and a dedicated social media department as part of the bid to revamp the facility. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly added that going forward, all players will have to go to Bengaluru for rehabilitation.
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featurecricket19 days ago

Decade’s Lost and Found | Cricket’s waltz back to its old lover

As a 90s kid, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing a better part of the ‘golden era’ in cricket. While I still miss the magnificence of a certain Ricky Ponting or a Glenn McGrath, a Sachin Tendulkar or a Brian Lara, I’ve got to admit the new era has been far from disappointing.
Sritama Panda
newscricket22 days ago

Sourav Ganguly invites Rahul Dravid for meeting, injury-management key agenda

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has invited NCA director Rahul Dravid to the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai for a meeting to understand the problems concerning the institution based in Bangalore. The conflict of interest surround chief physio Ashish Kaushik is also likely to be in focus.
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newscricket25 days ago

Rahul Dravid’s tips improved my game, asserts Yashasvi Jaiswal

17-year-old sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal credited Rahul Dravid for his guidance that helped him improve his game and have a better temperament. The youngster is part of the U-19 squad for the World Cup and was picked by Rajasthan Royals for a hefty amount of Rs. 2.40 crore in the IPL auction.
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newscricketa month ago

NCA is the first and final point for Indian cricketers, affirms Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly proclaimed the fact that every Indian cricketer recovering from injury has to take shelter at the NCA for fitness tests and recovery procedure. Jasprit Bumrah was refused fitness test by NCA as the former opted to consult his own specialists over the rehab at the Academy.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | Selectors face Jasprit Bumrah selection dilemma after conflicting fitness reports

The Indian selectors are reportedly in a fix after the National Cricket Academy (NCA) refused to conduct fitness tests for India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. It is believed that earlier, physio Nitin Patel and trainer Nick Webb had given Bumrah a go-ahead to return to competitive cricket.
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