newscricket2 days ago

10 things you missed : From the umpire not calling Josh Hazlewood's no ball to the mixup that almost cost India the match

Oh boy, what a brilliant day of Test cricket (obviously not for the Aussies). While jumping in joy while watching Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane frustrate the Australian bowlers, we collected a lot of things that you might have missed from Day 2 of the Test match. Check out what all you have missed!
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newscricket4 days ago

Sourav Ganguly credits VVS Laxman for saving his career

Sourav Ganguly praised VVS Laxman whose 281 against Australia in 2001 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata helped the former skipper hold on to his post as captain of the Indian team. Ganguly also added that despite being in the ODI team for a limited period, Laxman was capable of playing across all formats.
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newscricket5 days ago

Karsan Ghavri hails Cheteshwar Pujara for giving bowlers sizeable total to defend

Hailing Cheteshwar Pujara's batting heroics in Adelaide, Karsan Ghavri has stated that the No.3 batsman was the prime architect behind the historic win. Ghavri has also warned India that despite having an upper hand, they should be wary about the Australian fightback which is very much possible.
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featurecricket18 days ago

India-Australia all-time combined XI

Another India-Australia Test series is upon us and one will wish the series is remembered for some good cricket. While that is subjective now, it also gave me an opportunity to dig out the statistics and form an all-time combined XI, which is enough to instill fear of gods on any World XI even.
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newscricket20 days ago

BCCI to impose two year ban on players involving in age fraud

Board of Control for Cricket in India has come out with a zero tolerance policy towards any kind of age-related fraud and has stated that it will impose a two-year ban on players who are proven guilty. Earlier in the year 2015, Rahul Dravid had equated age fraud to match-fixing and corruption.
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newscricketa month ago

Focus on New Zealand tour is more about four-day cricket, explains Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid has stated that the focus will be on four-day cricket when India A will tour New Zealand for three unofficial Tests and three one-day matches. The India A coach believes that it is a good opportunity for some of the players in the senior team to be a part of the A side during this tour.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virat Kolhi is not far from breaking Sachin Tendulkar's astonishing record against Windies

Virat Kohli is on the verge of crossing yet another record as he stands 186 runs away from Sachin Tendulkar's record of 1573 runs against Windies that include four centuries. The third and the fourth on the list are Rahul Dravid (1348) and Sourav Ganguly (1142) respectively.
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newscricket2 months ago

Couple of first-class games before any Test tour is only going to help, claims Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid is of the opinion that the Indian team should revert back to the old practice of playing a couple of first-class games as warm-up before departing on an overseas tour. Dravid added that young Indian players lack practice with the red-ball and need time to reach foreign standards.
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newscricket2 months ago

Focused on giving my best for Karnataka and India A teams, says Karun Nair

After the snub for the series against West Indies, Karun Nair revealed he has shifted his focus to do well with the Karnataka state team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the India A team’s tour of New Zealand. Nair said that he looks forward to working under the guidance of Rahul Dravid in November.
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newscricket3 months ago

Asia Cup | Rohit Sharma's ton against Pakistan makes him ninth Indian to reach 7000 ODI runs

Rohit Sharma became the ninth and the third fastest Indian to score 7000 runs in his ODI career. After scoring 52 and 83 in the previous matches of the Asia Cup, Rohit scored 111 runs against Pakistan to complete the tally and create a milestone in the history of Indian cricket. 
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