newscricket2 days ago

Gautam Gambhir advises Virat Kohli to play Kuldeep Yadav in all three Test matches

Ahead of the first of three Test matches against Sri Lanka, Gautam Gambhir has suggested that Virat Kohli should play Kuldeep Yadav in all of them. The southpaw further opined that India should hand Hardik Pandya his Test debut only on pacer friendly wickets in the island nation.
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newscricket3 days ago

R Ashwin believes sustaining spot in Indian team harder than entering it

Ravichandran Ashwin has claimed that maintaining a spot in the Indian team in the current scenario is difficult because of the excellent talent available on the fringes. The 30-year old also stated that he is a far better cricketer than he was when India last visited Sri Lanka in 2015.
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newscricket7 days ago

ICC Rankings: Jadeja leads the list, Herath replaces Ashwin in second spot

Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja maintained the No.1 Test bowler spot in the latest ICC Test rankings which was released on Wednesday. While Ravichandran Ashwin slipped from the second to the third position, Sri Lanka’s experienced bowler Rangana Herath overtook him to second.
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newscricket14 days ago

True cricket followers will understand, says Jadeja on Hardik Pandya run-out

Ravindra Jadeja has slammed critics, who blamed him for Hardik Pandya’s run-out during the CT final, stating that it was a part and parcel of the game. He also welcomed Zaheer Khan's appointment as Team India's bowling coach stating that the pacer’s presence will be invaluable in overseas tours.
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newscricket15 days ago

Virat Kohli maintains top position in ODIs rankings, Dhoni also up the ranks

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has managed to hold on to the no.1 position in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, followed by Australia’s David Warner and South Africa’s AB de Villiers. Former India captain and wicket-keeper MS Dhoni also rose three positions to 12th.
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newscricket24 days ago

Sanjay Bangar: The batsmen let the team down

India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar has suggested that it was the batsmen who were to be blamed for India's 11-run loss at the hands of Windies in the 4th ODI. The 44-year old also added that these situations were tailor made to test India's strong middle order under pressure.
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newscricketa month ago

West Indies vs India | First ODI - Match Predictions

India take on West Indies in the First ODI of the five-match series at Port of Spain and will be looking to bounce back from their horror show against Pakistan in the finals of the Champions Trophy. On the other hand, Windies will look to start afresh after missing out on a Champions Trophy place.
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newscricketa month ago

Rashid Latif looks to end fight with Virender Sehwag over YouTube video

Ex-Pakistan player Rashid Latif has attempted to end his tiff with Virender Sehwag through a YouTube video after the duo were caught in a war of words all through the Champions Trophy. The wicketkeeper congratulated Pakistan on their victory but also had kind words for India over their performance.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as Pakistan finally wins against India after many years

Pakistan secured their first-ever Champions Trophy crown with a convincing 180-run victory over India at the Oval today. While Fakhar Zaman (114) and Mohammad Amir (3/16) were the stars of the show, the Twitteratti were more than happy to provide some light moments on a dark day for India.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Champions Trophy 2017 | Tactical analysis of India’s loss to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka produced an exceptional batting display to secure a seven-wicket win against India and keep their semi-final hopes alive. Even though they beat India convincingly, Sri Lanka’s bowling, much like India’s, left a lot to be desired as both teams conceded a combined 643 runs.
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