featurecricketa day ago

Linde and Fortuin's dream debut and Pandya brothers' scintillating show - The 1st T20I that never happened

The Indian cricket season started off with a bang as the hosts marginally edged out South Africa in a nerve-wracking match which saw a last-over finish. India shrugged off Bjorn Fortuin’s heroics with the ball as India’s "Brothers of Destruction" took Proteas bowlers apart with immaculate hitting.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 days ago

IND vs SA | Would like to see Manish Pandey retain his place to showcase his talent, opines VVS Laxman

Legendary Indian cricketer VVS Laxman is of the opinion that Manish Pandey must retain his place in the playing XI and be given an opportunity to showcase his talent. Laxman also believes that India must take a call on the future of Shikhar Dhawan, who has been struggling for runs off late.
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featurecricket2 days ago

India vs South Africa Statistical Preview - Everything you need to know about 1st T20I in Dharamshala

After a long and hard summer away from home, Team India are finally back again on home soil after six long months. The Men in Blue will kick off their home season against South Africa who, under the leadership of Quinton de Kock, are hoping to turn their fortunes around after a disastrous World Cup.
Bodog India
featurecricket2 days ago

IND vs SA | India's Predicted XI for the first T20I in Dharamsala

After a long spell abroad, India will be looking forward to playing cricket on home soil when they kick start the three-match T20 series against the Proteas on Sunday. The squad has a nice balance of youth and experience, with a focus on finding the right combinations for next year’s World Cup.
Gantavya Adukia
newscricket3 days ago

IND vs SA | Rishabh Pant needs to be wary of Sanju Samson's threat, believes Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir believes that Kerala's wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson is posing serious threat to Rishabh Pant's place in the shorter formats. Gambhir also believes that this three-match T20I series will be a golden opportunity for other youngsters to cement their spots.
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reportcricket11 days ago

IND A vs SA A | Sanju Samson 91 helps India wrap up rain-marred one-day series 4-1

Local lad Sanju Samson hit a stroke-filled 48-ball 91 before bowlers put up a splendid show as India A cruised to a 36-run victory against South Africa A in a rain-affected game in Thiruvananthapuram. With the win, India A have won the series 4-1, with a number of players doing well for the team.
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newscricket11 days ago

Middle-order in ODIs and opening slot in Tests is a cause for concern, admits Vikram Rathour

India's newly-appointed batting coach Vikram Rathour has admitted that the middle-order in ODIs and the opening slot in Tests are an area concern for the Indian cricket team. However, he also reassured that there are enough young players coming through the ranks who can fill in the spots.
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newscricket12 days ago

IND A vs SA A | Anrich Nortje stars as South Africa 'A' claim first victory of India tour

After suffering three crushing defeats in the first three one-dayers, the South African 'A' side claimed their first win of the tour thanks to Anrich Nortje's three-wicket haul. The quick removed the dangerous trio of Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer and Shivam Dube to hand the visitors a four-run win.
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newscricket13 days ago

IND A vs SA A | Fourth ODI to resume on reserve day after rain halts India's chase

India 'A' and South Africa 'A' will play out the remaining of the overs of the 4th ODI on Thursday, after rain halted play just 7.4 overs into India's chase. Chasing a target of 193 in 25 overs, India lost Shubman Gill early, but Shikhar Dhawan and Prashant Chopra steadied the ship for the hosts.
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newscricket24 days ago

India vs Windies | Virat Kohli needs to be more consistent with his selections, asserts Sourav Ganguly

Citing the example of Shreyas Iyer’s performance in the recently concluded ODI series, Sourav Ganguly has urged Virat Kohli to be more consistent in his selections to see the best out of his players. Ganguly also backed the rehiring of R Sridhar, who pipped Jonty Rhodes to the fielding coach job.
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