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featurecricket32 minutes ago

Made in Indian Cricket ft. selection conundrum, fitness and ghosting

In a country of 1.3 billion, controversies are part and parcel like baked beans and toast in England. Just like the English breakfast, controversies are consumed by the Indians starting from the morning.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket8 hours ago

What happens to Rishabh Pant now, asks Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir lauded KL Rahul for taking up multiple roles successfully in the Indian team for the ODI series against Australia, which India won 2-1. However, he also questioned the move to stick with Rahul over specialist option Rishabh Pant for the near future.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | Might persist with KL Rahul as first-choice keeper, hints Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has hinted that KL Rahul, who took the gloves in the last two ODIs against Australia owing to Rishabh Pant's injury, might continue to be the team’s first-choice keeper. The Indian skipper believes that playing Rahul as keeper adds more balance to the team and strengthens the batting.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 days ago

MS Dhoni's lack of movement makes him one of the best wicketkeepers, reveals Deep Dasgupta

Deep Dasgupta revealed that it is MS Dhoni's lack of movement, which buys him time to adjudge the ball better, that makes him one of the best wicketkeepers. The former India cricketer also added that keepers now have the added task of handling DRS decisions besides predefined responsibilities.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 days ago

IND vs AUS | KS Bharat called up as cover for Rishabh Pant

The Indian management have called up the Andhra wicket-keeper KS Bharat, after Rishabh Pant was all but ruled out of the second ODI against Australia, as a cover. Despite calling Bharat, India are expected to start the Rajkot ODI with KL Rahul as the wicketkeeper in the playing XI ahead of Bharat.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 days ago

BCCI exclude MS Dhoni from annually contracted players list for 2019-20 season

The BCCI have excluded MS Dhoni from the list of annually contracted players from the period from October 2019 to September 2020. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are the only three players to have been awarded A+ contracts, which, in turn, has a salary cap of Rs 7 cr.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 days ago

IND vs AUS | Rishabh Pant ruled out of Rajkot ODI with concussion

Rishabh Pant, who did not take the field in the second innings of the Mumbai ODI due to concussion, has been officially ruled out of the Rajkot ODI. The wicket-keeper will head to the NCA to undergo rehabilitation and a call on his participation in the final ODI will be taken in a few days time.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 days ago

Reports | Concussed Rishabh Pant to not travel to Rajkot today; Will join team later

Rishabh Pant, who suffered a concussion in the first ODI in Mumbai and did not take the field in the second innings, will reportedly join the team later and not travel with them to Rajkot on Wednesday. The wicket-keeper suffered a concussion after being struck on the helmet by a Pat Cummins bouncer.
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newscricket6 days ago

Twitter reacts to momentary delay caused by a kite entangling with spidercam in Wankhede ODI

The touring Australian side got a taste of India’s culture as a kite flew into the Wankhede stadium, causing a short delay in the proceedings of the game, during the first ODI. Twitter, collectively, has reacted to the hilarious incident that left the Aussies confused for a moment.
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featurecricket7 days ago

Rishabh Pant - a classic case of mental block progressing the path

There is a story of a young kid going to Delhi every weekend, a six-hour bus journey from Roorkee to Delhi so that he could get the best training. With some home-made Parathas, he would happily travel in the bus, with his mother, and grind hard at the Sonnet Cricket Club under coach Tarak Sinha.
Bastab K Parida