newscricket2 days ago

Reports | MS Dhoni no more an automatic pick, might lose place in the team

Indian wicket-keeper and former skipper MS Dhoni, who had a rather indifferent World Cup, is no more assured of a place in the team, according to reports. Dhoni's future with the team has been a hot topic of discussion, with the squad for India's upcoming tour of the West Indies set to be named.
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newscricket2 days ago

We need a batsman like Ajinkya Rahane at no.4, says Sanjay Jagdale

Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale believes India need a batsman like Ajinkya Rahane at no.4, because of his good record in overseas conditions. Jagdale noted that neither Rishabh Pant, nor Rahane, who had done well in England and Australia in Tests, were not included in the ODIs.
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newscricket5 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | You need to have Plan B ready and it should be as good as Plan A, reckons Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Vengsarkar has stated that a team needs to have a plan B, which should be equally effective as plan A, in case things don’t go as per plan. He also emphasised on India’s over-reliance on the top-order which cost them heavily in the semi-final against New Zealand at Old Trafford.
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newscricket5 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Decision to send in MS Dhoni at number seven was baffling, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar went on a rant after India’s semi final loss against New Zealand, demanding reasons for not sending Dhoni in at five or six. Gavaskar, alongside other former cricketers, said they were ‘baffled’ by the decision to send in Dhoni with India 71 for five, and nearly out of the game.
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newscricket6 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sending Hardik Pandya ahead of MS Dhoni was a tactical blunder, claims VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman has questioned India's decision to send MS Dhoni in at no.7, calling it a "tactical blunder". Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were also among the legends who questioned India's decision making, which resulted in them crashing out of the ongoing Cricket World Cup in England.
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newscricket6 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Had to ask a lot of questions against that world class batting lineup, says Matt Henry

Matt Henry admitted that the Kiwi bowlers had to ask a lot of questions with probing deliveries to knock out the world-class batting lineup of India. Henry, who nicked off both the Indian openers, earned the Man of the Match award for his performance that led his team to the final at Lord’s.
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newscricket6 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Yuvraj Singh defends Rishabh Pant against Kevin Pietersen’s criticism

Yuvraj Singh quickly came to the defence of youngster Rishabh Pant after the latter was criticised by Kevin Pietersen on Twitter. Pietersen called Pant’s attribute of repeatedly throwing his wicket away ‘pathetic’, referring to the Delhi batsman's dismissal off Mitchell Santner's ball yesterday.
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newscricket6 days ago

10 Things you missed | From Rishabh Pant's mad running to Hardik Pandya teasing Lockie Ferguson

Had a rough day? We know you must be feeling low as India lost against New Zealand and is no longer a part of the tournament. But don't worry! We have good news for you. We have collated 10 exciting incidents which you would've surely missed and will help you in recovering from the upset.
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featurecricket8 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India’s Predicted XI for semi final clash against New Zealand

India face New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 and it promises to be a cracker of an encounter. While New Zealand will have a lot of cracks to fill, India, a well-oiled machine at that, will hope that the minor blips will find a way to hide before the Lord’s date.
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newscricket13 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Rishabh Pant compliments the Indian top 7 well, says Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke has stated that Rishabh Pant is the perfect firepower needed at no.4 for India who compliments the top seven well. The southpaw, who has found a place in the side after injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar, has two cameos against England and Bangladesh batting at no.4.
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