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newscricket3 days ago

Discussed with coaches and watched lot of my batting videos after being dropped, reveals KL Rahul

KL Rahul has revealed that he watched his Test batting video clips and discussed the same with his coaches after he was dropped from the Test side two years ago. Rahul also said that his body was tested after donning the gloves in India's practice match against County XI, where he scored 101.
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newscricket8 days ago

Rishabh Pant joins Team India after recovering from COVID-19

In what comes as a major boost for India, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant joined the team's bio-bubble in Durham on Wednesday ahead of the five-match Test series against England. However, it has been reported that Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Easwaran are still in isolation.
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newscricket10 days ago

Reports | Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha set to be available for the first Test against England

With reports suggesting that Rishabh Pant has already completed his ten-day isolation period, it is suggested that the duo of Wriddhiman Saha and Pant are expected to be available for the first Test. Alongside that, the reports also insisted that Pant has been recovering well from the virus.
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newscricket22 days ago

Rishabh Pant has proven to be a match-winner and can lead India in the future, hails Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh hailed the influence of Rishabh Pant, calling him a proven match-winner while insisting that he could lead the Indian side in the future. He also insisted that Pant is a key player for the Indian team in the middle-order and can make a difference like Adam Gilchrist.
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featurecricketa month ago

When Nicholas ‘T20’ Pooran meets The Nicholas ‘T20I’ Pooran

West Indies cricket would have hoped for the ‘Spiderman points Spiderman’ meme to represent Nicholas Pooran’s game in the shortest format. However, in reality, his T20 form vs T20I form can only be best represented with the meme ‘Buff Doge vs. Cheems’ and rightfully so.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Would be lying if I said dropping Pant didn't feel like dropping the WTC final, reveals Tim Southee 

Senior Kiwi pacer Tim Southee has revealed that he felt as if dropping Rishabh Pant was like dropping the WTC final, given the way the southpaw was playing in the game. Southee also added that after starting the WTC cycle with a loss against Sri Lanka, the Kiwi side have played great cricket.
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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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featurecricketa month ago

India's problem isn't lack of intent but adaptability 

'The positive approach that we wanted was there. We played the kind of cricket we wanted to play. Wins and losses are part of this game. We didn't play for a draw. We played for a win. We lost,' stated Virat Kohli post a heart-wrenching loss in Adelaide in 2014.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Overcautious Indian batsmen need to be more positive, asserts Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli felt that the Indian batsmen ‘allowed’ the New Zealand bowlers to dictate terms, and insisted on the need for the group to be more positive and proactive at the crease heading into the future. Kohli opined that by being too defensive, batsmen carry the risk of killing momentum.
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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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