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IND vs AUS | 2nd ODI Takeaways: Steven Smith's Sunday special and India's toothless powerplay bowling

Australia's top five mauled Indian bowling to every nook and corner of the ground as they hammered a humongous total of 389 runs following Steven Smith's century. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul fought valiantly for India in the chase but it was too little and too late as Australia sealed the ODI series.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 days ago

No more excuses — Virat Kohli’s rant has exposed BCCI’s incompetency

In the early hours of Thursday, on All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the ever-so-captivating Tazz worked what arguably was the most real and best ‘eff the management’ shoot since CM Punk’s pipebomb in 2011. Little did we know that it would get eclipsed 12 hours later by the most unlikely candidate.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 days ago

Rohit was not 100% fit for Mumbai but he was fit enough to do the job, claims Zaheer Khan

MI’s director of cricket operations Zaheer Khan has revealed that while Rohit Sharma took to the field in the last 3 games of IPL 2020 not 100% fit, he was still ‘fit enough’ to do a job for the side. Zaheer insisted that it is up to management to smartly handle players who are not fully fit.
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newscricket3 days ago

Players and fans pay clapping tribute to Phil Hughes at 4:08 AEDT on latter's death anniversary

On this day in 2014, Phil Hughes lost his life after getting hit by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game. Hughes was not-out on 63 when the ill-fated incident took place. Team India and Australia players paid clapping tributes to the late cricketer. Cricket fans on Twitter reacted on the same.
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newscricket4 days ago

IND vs AUS | Ishant Sharma ruled out of Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The BCCI have confirmed that pacer Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the forthcoming Test series versus Australia, despite fully recovering from the side strain he sustained during the IPL. The board also clarified that Rohit Sharma had gone back to India to attend to his ailing father.
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newscricket4 days ago

Virat Kohli slams BCCI’s lack of clarity in Rohit-Ishant fiasco; says he has no idea why duo didn’t travel to Australia

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has broken his silence on the Rohit and Ishant fiasco and has expressed bewilderment as to why the duo did not board the flight to Australia in the first place. Kohli further has claimed that there was zero clarity from the BCCI on the situation surrounding Rohit.
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featurecricket4 days ago

How Mayank Agarwal might add new dynamics to India's opening picture in ODIs

In space of 7 deliveries, Mayank hits three sixes of RR spinners which has class and chutzpah written all over and keeps the adrenaline rush going. First one is smoked straight for a humongous hit, second one is a lofted beauty over long-off while the third one is again creamed down the ground. 
Harshit Anand
newscricket4 days ago

Indian players must be judged on their performances for India and not IPL, opines Aakash Chopra 

There has been a lot of debate regarding the Indian team captaincy on the basis of IPL performances but Aakash Chopra has asserted that Indian players shouldn't be judged on IPL. He stated that Kohli's lack of IPL wins as captain shouldn't be a parameter to judge him for India captaincy. 
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newscricket4 days ago

IND vs AUS | Rohit’s absence will take away experience but not quality, asserts Aaron Finch

Australia skipper Aaron Finch expressed disappointment in not being able to compete against a quality player like Rohit Sharma, but opined that while India will miss his experience, they have able backups to fill the quality-shaped void. Finch further spoke of his rotten run of form in IPL 2020.
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newscricket4 days ago

Rohit was not fit for selection, him playing IPL games can’t be benchmark, says Jatin Paranjape

Former selector Jatin Paranjape, whose tenure just came to a conclusion, has revealed that the selectors’ hands were tied when it came to Rohit Sharma and asserted that they merely ‘followed the process’. Paranjape has further defended the decision to leave out Rayudu from the World Cup squad.
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