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Indian squad for West Indies tour to be picked on July 19, MS Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan’s availability unknown

Indian selectors will announce the squad that would be visiting the Carribean in a tour that would span series across all the three formats of the game on July 19. Some senior players might be rested, while Dhoni is yet to announce a decision on his future and Dhawan’s recovery status is unknown.
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newscricket4 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Would have been criminal to send MS Dhoni up, says Ravi Shastri

After mass criticism about MS Dhoni’s batting position in India’s match against New Zealand, Ravi Shastri has stated that it was a unanimous and the most logical decision they could take. The coach also cited injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar for India’s persisting middle order problem.
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newscricket4 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | You need to have Plan B ready and it should be as good as Plan A, reckons Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Vengsarkar has stated that a team needs to have a plan B, which should be equally effective as plan A, in case things don’t go as per plan. He also emphasised on India’s over-reliance on the top-order which cost them heavily in the semi-final against New Zealand at Old Trafford.
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newscricket13 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Rishabh Pant compliments the Indian top 7 well, says Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke has stated that Rishabh Pant is the perfect firepower needed at no.4 for India who compliments the top seven well. The southpaw, who has found a place in the side after injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar, has two cameos against England and Bangladesh batting at no.4.
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newscricket14 days ago

Twitter reacts as Ambati Rayudu announces retirement after World Cup snub

Ambati Rayudu was not picked in India's 15-man squad and was even ignored when Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar got injured as Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were sent to England as replacements for injured players. Twitterati reacted on the same and expressed their displeasure.
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newscricket18 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Kevin Pietersen trolls Indian management for not dropping Vijay Shankar for Rishabh Pant

Kevin Pietersen was sarcastic in his remarks for India’s selection and questioned India’s repeated attempts to keep Rishabh Pant away in favour of Vijay Shankar. Pietersen has been a strong advocate of the Delhi Southpaw's ability and was calling for his inclusion ever since the team was declared.
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newscricket19 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | The concern for India is that it is the Virat Kohli show, says Kris Srikkanth

Krishnamachari Srikkanth praised Virat Kohli’s ability to play every role for his team across any format of the game, calling Virat’s control over the game as his true mastery. However, Srikkanth worries that the no.1 ODI batsman is not being supported well enough by the batsman around him.
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newscricket19 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Top order needs to convert their starts into big knocks, says KL Rahul

KL Rahul believes that the already formidable Indian batting lineup has room for improvement regarding their top four not converting starts into big knocks. However, Rahul firmly believes that not all games are played on 330-run pitches and is confident in his fellow batsmen’s ability to adapt.
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newscricket25 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | KL Rahul will relish opportunity to open, says Brian Lara

Brian Lara reckons that KL Rahul will thrive opening the innings for India at the World Cup, replacing injured Shikhar Dhawan. Lara points to Rahul’s sound technique and experience of opening in the IPL as factors that will help him manage the English conditions with relative ease.
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newscricket25 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | I worked harder when I was not selected, reveals Rishabh Pant

Flown in as a replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant has said that he became more positive after nor getting selected for the World Cup. In a conversation with Yuzvendra Chahal, Pant has said that he focused more on what he had to improve in his game to be ready for an opportunity.
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