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featurecricketan hour ago

IND vs AUS | Winners and losers ft. Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sharma and Kedar Jadhav

3 games was all we got, yet the cricketing gods were kind enough to provide us with some crazy hitting, masterful batting and exceptional bowling amidst a lot of anti-climax. Which means it’s post-mortem time, so here we are with our winners (not India) and losers (not Australia) from the series.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 days ago

Reports | BCCI considered T20Is performances for central contracts ahead of 2020 T20 World Cup

BCCI rewarded the T20 performances of players like Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, etc. by giving them central contracts. The criteria of having played 10 T20Is had been added for this season for giving contracts which was not the case till last year and thus BCCI has recognized the players' efforts.
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newscricket5 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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featurecricket6 days ago

IND vs NZ | Takeaways from T20 team selection - Closed doors on Krunal Pandya and the test of pace

Every squad selection in cricket tells a story, Ambati Rayudu can tell you best. And while it can mean closed doors to many, to some it marks the start of a career. As India have already named their 16-man T20I squad touring New Zealand, the resulting narrative is as interesting as it can get. 
Sritama Panda
newscricket7 days ago

IND vs AUS | India's predicted XI for the first ODI

India and Australia are set to lock horns in the first of the three-match ODI series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with India's middle-order and lower-middle order in focus against a powerpacked Australian bowling line-up. Who will play alongside Rohit Sharma? KL Rahul or Shikhar Dhawan?
Anuj Nitin Prabhu
newscricket9 days ago

ICC T20I rankings | Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan inch forward as KL Rahul closes in on Glenn Maxwell

India skipper Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan have risen a place in the very first update of T20I rankings of the year to finish at 9th and 15th spot respectively. Young quicks Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur are stationed at 92 and 93 respectively while Jasprit Bumrah finished at 39th spot.
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newscricket9 days ago

IND vs SL | Contribution with bat crucial for team, reveals Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur believed that it was important for him to contribute with the bat for the team as that would give the team added depth in their batting. Thakur smashed 22 runs off just 8 balls as India were able to finish strongly and post 201 runs in their 20 overs which was too much for Sri Lanka.
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newscricket9 days ago

IND vs SL | Bat Manish Pandey at No.5 in T20Is as finisher, states Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle believed that backing Manish Pandey at number five in T20Is would be a great idea since he liked the role of a finisher and has done well. Pandey scored an unbeaten 31 off just 18 balls and along with Shardul Thakur propelled India's first innings score past 200 in the third T20I
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newscricket10 days ago

IND vs SL | Manish Pandey and Shardul Thakur helped us today, reveals Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has admitted that the mini-collapse from the top-order was neutralised by the lower middle order Manish Pandey and Shardul Thakur who scored 53 runs between them to take India to 201. He further stated that they have won a game both while batting first and chasing a target this series.
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featurecricket10 days ago

IND vs SL | Pune T20I Evaluation Chart - “All-rounder” Shardul Thakur bosses at Gahunje to guide India home

India secured their first series win of the new decade as Shardul Thakur’s all-round performance was the major talking point in the 78-run win. However, Lasith Malinga’s fall as a bowler had an inevitable answer written on it - something that must have hurt a bit to every fan watching this game.
Bastab K Parida