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Sri Lanka tour is Prithvi Shaw’s opportunity to break into India's World T20 squad, opines Santosh Pingulkar

Prithvi Shaw's childhood coach Santosh Pingulkar has stated that the upcoming white-ball tour of Sri Lanka would be a blueprint for his ward's selection in the Indian team for the World T20. He also talked about the opener's chances of making a Test comeback after the display in Australia.
Viransh Shah
newscricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Surprised that Gill hid his injury and Mayank should replace him, reckons Saba Karim

Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim has expressed that he was left surprised by the fact that young opener Shubman Gill hid his injury. He also went on to add that Mayank Agarwal, who last played for India Down Under, should come in as a replacement for Gill as he failed in just a few innings.
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newscricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Mayank Agarwal should replace Gill given his impressive career, opines Deep Dasgupta 

Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta has batted for Mayank Agarwal as a replacement for the injured Shubman Gill for the five-match Test series against England. He also added KL Rahul hasn't paid much attention to his defensive technique and should only bat in the middle-order in Tests.
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newscricketa month ago

Mayank Agarwal should open in the absence of Gill, Rahul can fit in the middle-order, claims Wasim Jaffer

Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has batted for the inclusion of Mayank Agarwal at the top of the order against England, in the absence of Gill, and believes that the Karnataka opener will be keen to bounce back. Jaffer has also batted for the inclusion of KL Rahul but in the middle-order.
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featurecricketa month ago

Evaluating India’s opening options for England Tests in the absence of Shubman Gill

With incumbent Shubman Gill set to miss a chunk of the five-match series against England, team India have been left with a decision to make on the opening front. SportsCafe looks at the six possible candidates in the squad, and evaluates the pros and cons of every individual in contention.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Reports | Shubman Gill could miss entirety of England series due to serious leg injury

Young Indian opener Shubman Gill could reportedly miss the whole tour of England after sustaining a mysterious leg injury that is believed to be pretty serious. The leg-injury is believed to be long-standing, and the opener is said to have aggravated the problem in the weeks gone by.
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featurecricketa month ago

India's problem isn't lack of intent but adaptability 

'The positive approach that we wanted was there. We played the kind of cricket we wanted to play. Wins and losses are part of this game. We didn't play for a draw. We played for a win. We lost,' stated Virat Kohli post a heart-wrenching loss in Adelaide in 2014.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

Shubman Gill isn't an opener, should bat in middle-order like Laxman, reckons Gagan Khoda

Former Indian selector Gagan Khoda has suggested that Shubman Gill is very much like VVS Laxman, and he should also bat in the middle-order as he's not an opener. He also added that India should have played an extra batsman or a fast bowler in the WTC Final in place of Ravindra Jadeja. 
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newscricketa month ago

India should use warm-up matches to choose between Mayank and Gill, suggests Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels that Mayank Agarwal should be brought back into first XI conversations due to his impeccable record, and believes the management should use the warm-up games to choose between him and Shubman Gill. Mayank’s last Test appearance came at the famous Gabba Test in January.
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newscricketa month ago

Shubman Gill will have to work on his footwork, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has criticized Indian batsman Shubman Gill for his footwork, after being dismissed against Tim Southee in the second innings of the WTC final. The commentator also pointed out that Indian batsmen have the preconceived notion of playing each ball on the front foot.
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