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Takeaways for India from County XI game ft. The KL Rahul show, Pujara-Agarwal conundrum and Jadeja > Vihari

Playing a tour game ahead of any Test series was the norm before, with the world in the right order. But ever since the pandemic, most of the teams have been forced to prepare for any series with intra-squad games instead, something that India were also subject to, ahead of the WTC finale.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Rain nullified Ravindra Jadeja’s impact with the ball, believes MSK Prasad

Former Indian chief selector MSK Prasad believes that India made the right call by selecting Ravindra Jadeja, but feels continuous rains neutralized the left-armer’s impact with the ball, due to there being no patches. Prasad feels that, in the absence of Pandya, selecting Jadeja was a no-brainer.
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newscricketa month ago

Kane Williamson regains top spot in ICC batsman’s rankings; Jadeja slips to second among all-rounders

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has regained top spot in the ICC rankings for batsmen after racking up runs in the World Test Championship Final, in which he posted scores of 49 and 52*. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja, who last week became the top-ranked all-rounder, has slipped to second.
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newscricketa month ago

Aakash Chopra picks his World XI to take on New Zealand; leaves out Kohli and Babar

Indian cricket expert Aakash Chopra has named his World XI to take on the WTC winners New Zealand and decided against picking Indian and Pakistan skippers Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. Only three Indians could make it to his side in the form of Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Excited about what this trophy could for New Zealand cricket’s future, admits Gary Stead

Gary Stead, post New Zealand’s World Test Championship win, has admitted that he is excited about how the trophy would go on to inspire budding cricketers in New Zealand. Alongside that, Stead also revealed that their plan was to bat longer in the first innings to remove spin out of the picture.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Always against picking Jadeja as batsman, it backfired against NZ, asserts Sanjay Manjrekar 

Indian cricket expert Sanjay Manjrekar has stated that picking Ravindra Jadeja for his batting, something he has always been against, backfired in the WTC Final against New Zealand. He also added that had India picked Hanuma Vihari, they might well have ended with a better score.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as Ravindra ‘playful’ Jadeja shocks fans with a fake celebration

Things were getting hot, literally and figuratively, as the two New Zealand batsmen were forced to put impetus back into the innings, with runs drying up from both ends. After Ross Taylor cut on to the backward square fielder, a playful Ravindra Jadeja jumped in joy to fool the Indian fans.
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featurecricketa month ago

Playing Ashwin and Jadeja together is a tantalizing prospect, but it might not be feasible in England

During his press conference on the eve of the final, Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed that team India would be announcing their playing XI post the conclusion of the presser. Though everyone knew what to expect, the wait was anxious as funny things had happened in the past.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Ravindra Jadeja pips Jason Holder to become number one all-rounder in Test cricket

India’s Ravindra Jadeja has pipped West Indies’ Jason Holder to become the number one ranked all-rounder in Test cricket in the latest update of the rankings released on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock has broken into the top ten of the batsman’s rankings following impressive showings.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to ‘Prophetic’ Rishabh Pant predicting Tim Southee’s dismissal

Years after manifesting for a wicketkeeper as prophetic as MS Dhoni, Indian fans’ prayers were answered with Rishabh Pant’s prophetic moment predicting Tim Southee’s dismissal. The wicketkeeper had asked the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the length, which resulted in Southee’s wicket.
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