newscricket7 hours ago

WI vs IND | Ravichandran Ashwin no longer go-to man in overseas tours, says Harbhajan Singh

Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has defended India's decision to drop Ravi Ashwin for the Antigua Test, stating that he is no longer the country's go-to man in overseas conditions. Harbhajan also pointed at the off-spinner's shortcomings in previous tours as the reason for his exclusion.
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newscricket13 hours ago

India vs Windies | Virat Kohli needs to be more consistent with his selections, asserts Sourav Ganguly

Citing the example of Shreyas Iyer’s performance in the recently concluded ODI series, Sourav Ganguly has urged Virat Kohli to be more consistent in his selections to see the best out of his players. Ganguly also backed the rehiring of R Sridhar, who pipped Jonty Rhodes to the fielding coach job.
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newscricket13 hours ago

Reports | KXIP to trade Ravichandran Ashwin ahead of next IPL season

Reports have suggested that Kings XI Punjab are looking to not only strip Ravichandran Ashwin off captaincy but also trade him ahead of next season’s IPL. Punjab had bought Ashwin, and handed him the captaincy, in the 2018 Mega Auction after he was not retained by Chennai Super Kings.
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featurecricketa day ago

WI vs IND | Antigua Day 2 Talking Points - Ishant Sharma’s grittiness and Windies’ failure to fill Shane Dowrich-shaped void

Ishant Sharma played one of the best support acts of recent times to help Ravindra Jadeja take India to a comfortable position in the first Test against the Windies in Antigua. While India are somehow sorted in the Test, Windies are left pondering the ways to fill Shane Dowrich-shaped void.
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newscricket2 days ago

WI v IND | Leaving out Rohit Sharma, Ravi Ashwin a tactical decision, says Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has said that the decision to leave out Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin from the playing XI for the first Test was taken by the Indian team management with the team’s best combination in mind. India recovered from 25 for three to finish a rain-interrupted day at 203 for six.
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newscricket2 days ago

WI v IND | Stunned by R Ashwin’s exclusion from playing XI for 1st Test, says Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has revealed he was left stunned by the decision to exclude Ravichandran Ashwin from India's starting XI for the first Test in Antigua. Ashwin has now been left out for a fourth straight Test after missing the last three in Australia with an injury.
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featurecricket3 days ago

WI v IND | India’s Predicted XI for first Test against West Indies

India kick-off their ICC World Test Championship against the West Indies in the first of a two-match series, starting from Thursday in Antigua. Given that skipper Virat Kohli has repeatedly stated the importance of each match, India are unlikely to experiment with their lineup tomorrow.
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newscricket5 days ago

WI v IND practice match | Rahane, Vihari strike 50s before West Indies A hold on for draw

Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari struck patient fifties, 52 and 64 respectively, as India set West Indies A a 305-run target on Monday. The hosts then batted out 21 overs, and reached 47 for 3, with Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin picking up a wicket each.
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newscricket6 days ago

IND vs WI | On current form, my No. 1 spinner will surely be Kuldeep Yadav, says Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has stated that he would go with Kuldeep Yadav as the first-choice spinner for the West Indies for the way he takes the ball away from the left-handers and his wicket-taking abilities. He has also added that Ravichandran Ashwin's superb record against the Windies works in his favour.
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newscricket21 days ago

VIDEO | Murali Vijay bats left-handed as R Ashwin mimics Kedar Jadhav’s action

The Tamil Nadu Premier League has basically become a joke for R Ashwin, who is pulling off one new action a day to keep the fun element in the tournament alive. Today, as he decided to bowl slingy spin like Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay made it even funnier by taking guard as a left-hander.
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