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featurecricket8 days ago

IND vs AUS | SCG Day 4 Talking Points: Saini’s X-factor and Indian selectors’ vindication

After enduring a torrid time on the field on Day 3, the duo of Steve Smith and Cameron Green took the game away from India on Day 4, but courageous knocks from Gill and Rohit kept the hosts alive heading into the final day. Chasing 407 might be far-fetched, but India can still dare to dream.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket10 days ago

IND vs AUS | Our plan with the ball was to not concede boundaries and create pressure, reveals Ravindra Jadeja

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who claimed a four-wicket haul today at SCG, revealed that the team was focused on just creating pressure and not leak runs, due to the flat nature of the wicket. Jadeja revealed that the team was keen to not try ‘fancy stuff’ on an unresponsive wicket.
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newscricket10 days ago

VIDEO | 'Weirdo' Marnus Labuschagne hilariously pesters Shubman Gill in attempt to distract youngster

Banter - let alone sledging - has been a rarity in this series, with the exchange at the MCG between Pant and Wade being the only notable incident, but Marnus Labuschagne, today, planted the seed for what could be an interesting few days. The Aussie pestered young Gill, only to get a cold response.
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featurecricket13 days ago

Now that the controversy is past us, where does Rohit Sharma feature in this Test line up

There isn’t a bigger name in Indian cricket apart from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - the eyeball that they get is unparalleled to the other cricketers in the world. While Kohli has shown his brilliance across formats, Rohit has left a lot to be desired in the longest format but can he?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket16 days ago

IND vs AUS | Rohit Sharma, Pant, Gill, Saini and Shaw placed in isolation following restaurant-gate

Five Indian cricketers - Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw - have been placed in precautionary isolation following their visit to an indoor restaurant on New Year’s day. Cricket Australia confirmed that, along with BCCI, they are investigating the incident.
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newscricket16 days ago

Reports | BCCI investigating potential bubble breach by Rohit Sharma and co.

As per reports, BCCI have launched an investigation in what comes out as a potential breach of COVID protocols by Indian Test stars. The likes of Rohit, Pant, Gill, Saini and Shaw were seen dining in the Chadstone Shopping Centre and the restaurant confirmed the same when they were approached.
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newscricket18 days ago

IND vs AUS | Australia tour is the best I have seen Ashwin bowl overseas, credits VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman has lavishly praised Ravichandran Ashwin’s performance at the ‘G, calling it as the best he has seen the off-spinner bowl in overseas conditions. He also extended his praise for the debutants Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj, who he admitted were not overawed by the big stage.
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newscricket19 days ago

IND vs AUS | Ajinkya Rahane has always been a team man; always ready with plans, credits Pravin Amre

Having witnessed Ajinkya Rahane’s growth from close quarters, Pravin Amre has credited the right-hander as a team man and also insisted that he is always ready with a set of plans. He also stated that he was mightily impressed by Rahane’s instinct to trust both Gill and Siraj on their debut.
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newscricket19 days ago

IND vs AUS | Pretty happy that we created plenty of opportunities but there are things to work, reveals Pat Cummins

Despite the stumbling block at the ‘G, Pat Cummins has revealed that he’s pretty happy with the bowling efforts which created plenty of opportunities but insisted that there are things to work on. He also was not surprised India made the comeback at the iconic venue after the loss in Adelaide.
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newscricket19 days ago

IND vs AUS | Will open with Mayank and Rohit, push down Gill and drop Vihari, suggests Sunil Gavaskar

Rohit Sharma is likely to start the third Test against Australia at SCG and according to Sunil Gavaskar, India should drop Vihari to accommodate Gill and open with Mayank and Rohit. Mayank has been under fire since he has averaged 7.75 in the ongoing Test series, failing to impress.
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