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newscricket31 minutes ago

IND vs AUS | Felt really nice to dismiss Smith and Labuschagne, expresses Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, who made his debut in the MCG Test, has expressed his happiness after dismissing the in-form duo of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the ongoing Gabba Test. He also thanked skipper Ajinkya Rahane for instilling confidence and faith in the youngsters throughout the series.
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newscricket20 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar batted beautifully, expresses Josh Hazlewood 

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was full of praise for Shardul and Sundar and felt they batted beautifully on day three. He also added that the big partnership also showed that the wicket is very good to bat on and also expressed his happiness at getting rid of Cheteshwar Pujara.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Didn’t let the Gabba crowd affect my performance; A-tours helped a lot, proclaims Shardul Thakur

After his blistering 67, Shardul Thakur opened up that he didn’t let the Gabba crowd cheering for Australia affect his performance while wanting to earn the crowd’s respect. He also stated that the transition was not that difficult after his jump from India A-tours while talking about day 3.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | You don’t need extra motivation when the score at 1-1, feels Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur, after playing an epic innings in Brisbane, has revealed that a player doesn’t need any extra motivation to do well when the series is at 1-1. The Mumbai player has also added that he and Washington Sundar wanted to use the bounce of the wicket to play strokes in regular intervals.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Shardul Thakur’s salute after a six to get to his half-century

While he picked up three wickets with the ball, Shardul Thakur, batting at No.8, who got off the mark with a six off Pat Cummins bowling got to his half-century with a six off Nathan Lyon’s bowling. The entire Twitter went into a meltdown, praising the all-rounder for his quick-fire innings.
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featurecricket2 days ago

Shardul Thakur’s inglorious second-debut shows more worry than promise

In 2003, an athlete making a false start was allowed to make another start and would only be disqualified after a second false start. But by the time the rules changed, the entire landscape of athletics changed, as they were given just one chance and one opportunity to take the lead.
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featurecricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 1 Talking Points: India’s bowling gems and Australia’s batting frailties

When India lost the toss, there was a familiar feeling of uncertainty at the Gabba for the Indian fans but the first spell from the pacers gave enough hopes, with two quicks wickets. However, since then, it has been all Australia, with Marnus Labuschagne riding on his luck to a triple-figure score.
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newscricket5 days ago

Reports | India contemplating four-man pace attack if Ashwin’s fitness deteriorates

While the talks of Washington Sundar replacing Ravindra Jadeja was evident for the all-rounder spot, team India are contemplating to feature a four-man pace attack at the Gabba if Ravichandran Ashwin is deemed unfit. The report also suggested that either way, Kuldeep Yadav might not feature.
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newscricket7 days ago

Reports | Hanuma Vihari ruled out of Gabba Test; Thakur to replace Jadeja in fourth Test

Injuries have further continued to hinder India’s opportunities of retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, as Hanuma Vihari has been ruled out of the Gabba Test with a hamstring tear. In addition, as per PTI reports, Shardul Thakur will replace injured all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the fourth Test.
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newscricket15 days ago

IND vs AUS | Jatin Paranjape backs Shardul Thakur for the SCG Test ahead of Natarajan and Saini

Former Indian selector Jatin Paranjape has backed Shardul Thakur as the third seamer for the SCG Test given he can swing the ball and is a workhouse. After a decent limited-overs return, Shardul was added to India's Test squad as Mohammed Shami's replacement after he was ruled out of the series.
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