featurecricket7 hours ago

IND vs SA | Player Ratings - Virat Kohli’s reckless decision at the toss comes back to bite as India face crushing defeat

Right after Shikhar Dhawan, who set the tone for India, lost his wicket and Virat Kohli got out cheaply, the Indian middle-order found themselves in the same old morass that has been haunting them for a while now. Perhaps, the skipper should’ve after all not defied the rules of Chinnaswamy.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Twitter slams Rishabh Pant as he fails to deliver yet again

Rishabh Pant's poor form has become a genuine concern for the Men in Blue as the wicketkeeper-batsmen failed to deliver again. Pant started well but his poor shot-selection got him out for 19. Twitterati are not surprised with him and ruthlessly trolled him for failing again in the absence of Dhoni.
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newscricket10 hours ago

Reports | MS Dhoni to extend his break till November

According to reports, MS Dhoni, who last appeared for India in the World Cup 2019, is set to extend his sabbatical period till November which was earlier expected to end by mid-September. Sunil Gavaskar has stated that Dhoni should go out on his own terms instead of being pushed out.
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newscricket14 hours ago

Young talent like Rishabh Pant needs support from his team, says Gautam Gambhir

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has backed young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant who's facing a sudden dip in form since the West Indies tour. The veteran batsman, on Sunday, said that the 21-year-old needs more support rather than criticism from the team during this phase.
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featurecricket2 days ago

IND v SA | India’s predicted XI for the 3rd T20I in Bengaluru

With India guaranteed an unassailable lead in the series, the third T20I provides an opportunity for Virat Kohli to tinker with the combination. However, whether the Men in Blue are willing to risk losing a series-win for the bigger picture of next year’s World Cup is to be seen.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs SA | We senior players are always there to help youngsters, reveals Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has stated that the veterans of the national team make sure that the newcomers are comfortable and keep communicating with them to make them understand how to go about things. He also said that the ongoing series provided them with a great chance to prepare for next year’s World T20.
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newscricket2 days ago

Really worried for Rishabh Pant because of the way he is playing, says coach Rajkumar Sharma

Rishabh Pant's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has stated that he is really worried for Rishabh Pant because of the way he's batting, terming his dismissals as "alarming". Rajkumar also added that Pant needs to be selective with his shot selection and start delivering in his favorite format, T20s.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs SA | Pressure needs to be taken off Rishabh Pant, opines Ajit Agarkar

While a lot of people share the same opinion as Indian head coach Ravi Shashtri about Rishabh Pant, former cricketer Ajit Agarkar feels that a lot of unnecessary pressure is being put on the youngster. Agarkar said that the criticism is uncalled for, given that Pant has impressed significantly.
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newscricket2 days ago

Rishabh Pant to be the X-factor for India in World T20, claims Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly believes Rishabh Pant will be India’s standout player of the tournament in next year’s T20 World Cup, as he urged the country to be patient with him to see him develop into a match winner. He also heaped praise on Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah and their rise through the ranks.
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newscricket3 days ago

If not Rishabh Pant, then Sanju Samson is the next best option to replace MS Dhoni, says Sunil Gavaskar

Former Indian captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar reckons that Sanju Samson is the next best option to replace MS Dhoni, in case Rishabh Pant continues his poor run. Gavaskar remains confident that Pant can rectify his mistakes once he is settled into a fixed slot in the batting lineup.
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