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newscricketa day ago

IND vs NZ | Ishant was very normal in nets like he used to, reveals Virat Kohli

Ahead of the first Test against New Zealand, Virat Kohli has stated that Ishant Sharma looked very normal in the nets and bowled with the same intensity like he used to before the ankle injury. Kohli has also hinted that Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw will open the innings at the Basin Reserve.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians kick off IPL against Chennai Super Kings on March 29

After widespread speculation regarding the IPL schedule, it is finally confirmed that the defending champions MI will take on rivals CSK on March 29 at the Wankhede in the IPL opener. The franchises also confirmed that there will be no double-headers on Saturday in this edition of the tournament.
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newscricket9 days ago

Twitter reacts to India getting whitewashed in the ODI series against New Zealand

It was a bad week for India as not only did they get whitewashed in the ODI series against New Zealand, but because this was the first time in three decades that this has happened in an ODI series. The Twitterati were quick to jump onto Twitter and put out their opinions on this humiliation.
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newscricket16 days ago

IND vs NZ | Unfortunate losing Rohit Sharma; Prithvi Shaw to ‘definitely’ open, reveals Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, on Tuesday, revealed that Rohit Sharma missing out is unfortunate for the team and Prithvi Shaw will ‘definitely’ open since he’s in the squad. The Board of Cricket Control in India have named Mayank Agarwal as the replacement for Sharma in the ODI series starting February 4.
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newscricket16 days ago

IND vs NZ | Will utilise IPL as preparations for T20 World Cup, admits Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli revealed that IPL, not the ODI series against New Zealand, would be the mainstay for the Indian team’s preparations and for the players to prove their worth for the T20 World Cup. He further admitted that the current Indian team’s success boils down to aggressive decision making.
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newscricket16 days ago

IND vs NZ | Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini included in Test squad; Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya ruled out

Following his impressive 204* against New Zealand A, Shubman Gill has been called up for the Test series against New Zealand after an injury to Rohit Sharma. While Hardilk Pandya failed to pass the fitness test, Navdeep Saini found himself a place in the squad for the two match Test series.
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featurecricket17 days ago

Green, Red and Yellow - Where does every Indian player stand ahead of the World T20

India’s WT20 preparations started on 3rd August, 2019, in Lauderhill against the Windies, and now, 19 matches, 6 series and 185 days later, the team has landed at its first pit stop. The next destination is the IPL, which is a good 2 months away, but where does each and every player stand as of now?
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newscricket17 days ago

ICC T20I Rankings | KL Rahul claims second spot as Rohit Sharma breaks into top 10

India’s breakout star KL Rahul sealed his career-best T20I rankings as he finished second in its latest update as Rohit Sharma breaks into the top 10 after a long absence. Making a comeback, Jasprit Bumrah crept up to 11th position, jumping 26 places, as Yuzvendra Chahal finished 30th among bowlers.
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newscricket17 days ago

IND vs NZ | India penalised for slow over-rate for second time in as many matches

After being penalised for slow over-rate for the first time in six years in Wellington, India have once again been fined 20% of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate on Sunday. Match referee Chris Broad imposed the sanction after taking time allowances into consideration.
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newscricket17 days ago

Reports | Rohit Sharma ruled out of New Zealand ODIs and Tests with injury

Rohit Sharma, who suffered an injury during the fifth T20I at the Bay Oval, has been reportedly ruled out of the rest of the New Zealand tour. After the conclusion of the T20I series, New Zealand and India will play three ODIs, starting February 5, followed by a two-match Test series.
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