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featurecricket9 days ago

What we learnt from SRH’s disastrous showing - and should they be concerned from the defeat against KKR

When Sunrisers looked at the schedule, it was love at first sight, they were playing in Chennai and Delhi - with one of the best spinners in the tournament - Rashid Khan. Now combine that with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan, their bowling really shouldn’t have any worries, right?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket11 days ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Sunrisers Hyderabad edition: There will be spin ft. Rashid Khan and David Warner

Shahrukh Khan and Priety Zinta might well be the movie mafias of the IPL but if there's one team worth making a movie on (hit movie unlike something made on KKR/KXIP), it would be Sunrisers Hyderabad. They are a full Bollywood story. It starts off with underestimation. No one gives them a chance.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Fit-again Axar Patel added to Indian squad; Nadeem and Rahul Chahar withdrawn

All-rounder Axar Patel, on Thursday, edged closer to making his Test debut for India as the selectors added the left-armer to the squad after he successfully passed a fitness test. With the addition of Axar to the main squad, the duo of Rahul Chahar and Shahbaz Nadeem have been withdrawn.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of England Test series; not to join Indian team in Ahmedabad

Ravindra Jadeja, who suffered a finger injury during the third Test against Australia in Sydney, has been reportedly ruled out of the remainder of the Test series and will not join the Ahmedabad bubble as originally planned. He was sent to the NCA in Bengaluru for 'further management of his injury'.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | If India lose second Test, Virat Kohli should give up captaincy, feels Monty Panesar

Former English spinner Monty Panesar feels that Virat Kohli will be under pressure for his leadership while saying that if India lose the second Test, then the skipper should think of relinquishing the captaincy. Panesar further stated that India were really defensive in the first Test.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | We didn’t put much application as a batting unit; focus is always on long partnerships, states Virat Kohli

After another loss in the first match of a Test series, Virat Kohli has stated that India didn’t put much application as a batting unit in the first innings. He also raised the question about the state of the SG ball while adding that there was no real debate over the management not picking Kuldeep.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Our fourth and fifth bowlers were not up to the mark, concedes Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli admitted that India’s fourth and fifth bowlers, Shahbaz Nadeem and Washington Sundar, did not create enough pressure and let England off the hook at crucial junctures. Kohli further said that India had ‘no excuses’, but assured that the side will bounce back strongly.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Why the Chennai Test has shown that India’s ‘Jaddu-obsession’ is unhealthy

England won the toss in the first Test of a tour they were expected to lose 4-0 and batted and batted and batted - for 190 overs. And scored 578. Understandably, the Chepauk curator has received plenty of flack, but we look at why the first innings exposed a bigger issue at hand for the hosts.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Wicket is still good; confident that our batsmen will capitalize on it, states Shahbaz Nadeem

At the end of second day’s play, Shahbaz Nadeem has stated that the wicket in Chennai was still good before insisting that the Indian batsmen could capitalise on it in the remaining days. He also expressed that the plan was simple, to bowl the right line and length on the flat wicket at Chepauk.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Doesn’t make any sense to play two off-spinners in Chennai, remarks Harbhajan Singh

After a late injury to Axar Patel, India opted to go with one left-arm spinner and two off-spinners, a decision which hasn’t gone down well with Harbhajan Singh. Irked by Kuldeep’s omission, Harbhajan has remarked that Kuldeep’s presence in the playing XI would have given a bit of variety.
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