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featurecricket9 days ago

Deepak Chahar transforms himself into a fortified god, but not overnight

Deepak Chahar runs in to bowl, with the new cherry in his hand, the fans are absolutely delighted and assured that he will pick up wickets with the new ball. But what transpired in Colombo is and will not be a one-time affair.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket19 days ago

Brad Hogg omits Dhawan and Iyer from his India XI for WT20; picks KL Rahul in middle-order

Renowned expert Brad Hogg has picked his Indian XI for the WT20 and has opted to open with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, omitting IPL orange cap-holder Shikhar Dhawan altogether from the side. Rahul, SKY and Pant constitute Hogg’s middle-order, while there is no place for Shreyas Iyer.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Would pick Shardul over Siraj as fourth pacer if conditions favour, opines Sarandeep Singh

Former member of the selection committee, Sarandeep Singh has opined that he would pick Shardul Thakur over Mohammed Siraj as the fourth pacer if the conditions in Southampton permit. He also added that in case India picks four pacers, it should come at the cost of Jadeja and not Ashwin.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Resilience and belief in own abilities has been key to India’s journey to final, believes Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar, hailing India's resilience against Australia and England, has pointed out how the belief in the team helped them make comebacks in the series. Alongside that, Agarkar also credited the bench strength of the national team for finding ways to win from difficult positions.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC finale | Shardul should get preference as he can swing both ball and bat, claims Dinesh Lad 

Shardul Thakur's childhood coach Dinesh Lad reckons that his ward should get a place in the side for the WTC finale due to his all-round abilities. He also added that the team needs fast-bowling all-rounders and someone like Shardul should get a long-run if the team wants him to perform well.
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newscricket3 months ago

Would be nice to magically develop all-rounders like Hardik Pandya, says Bharat Arun

India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun has admitted that he wishes Indian cricket could just develop all-rounders like Hardik Pandya but credited Shardul Thakur’s rise as an all-rounder. Alongside that, he also stressed the fact that rotation would be key, going into a long cricketing calendar.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Takeaways from India’s squad announcement ft. Saini’s unjust omission and the never-ending Rahul rope

The 2021 edition of the IPL got suspended abruptly, but the BCCI ensured to keep the fans busy by announcing a 20-man squad for the World Test Championship Final and the five Tests against England. The obvious ones aside, we delve into the interesting Talking Points from the squad announcement.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: SRH vs CSK - CSK openers hand Sunrisers a humbling lesson

After Bairstow’s early wicket, Warner and Pandey took Sunrisers to 128/2 before Williamson and Jadhav’s late cameo took them to 171 after 20 overs. But what was that, CSK? They just turned that total into a joke, with Faf-Gaikwad combining to score 129 runs as CSK won by seven wickets.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

Shardul Thakur reveals how Sachin Tendulkar's advice helped him in his career 

Indian medium-pacer Shardul Thakur revealed that once, during the Ranji Trophy, Sachin Tendulkar had advised him about the line and lengths he should be bowling, which he reveald has turned out to be extremely beneficial for him. Thakur put up some great performances for India this year.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | We’ve already exceeded our Wankhede expectations, claims Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said that he estimated CSK to win a maximum of 2 or 3 of his side’s five games at the Wankhede, but insisted they exceeded expectations by winning 3 of the first 4. Fleming expressed that, in particular, he has been mighty impressed by CSK’s batting.
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