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newscricket16 days ago

IND vs SA | Absolutely fit for series decider in Cape Town, says Virat Kohli on his fitness

India Test captain Virat Kohli addressed the press ahead of the third Test match against South Africa in Cape Town, and asserted that he is fit for the series decider. Speaking on Siraj's injury, Kohli stated that the Indian speedster will not feature in the Cape Town Test due to a hamstring injury.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Twitter reacts as Shubman Gill takes brilliant low catch to dismiss William Somerville first ball after lunch

Tom Latham and William Somerville guided New Zealand to 79/1 at lunch on fifth day of the Kanpur Test, inching safely towards the 284-run chase. India managed to sneak an opening first ball after lunch, courtesy of a brilliant low catch from Shubman Gill at fine leg to send back Somerville for 36.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Indefatigable spirit and incredible squad depth - the very ethos of Virat Kohli’s India

From Melbourne to Lord’s and from Gabba to The Oval, the Indian Test team has enjoyed the wondrous highs of overseas triumphs within a period of nine months, the grandiosity of which is perhaps unlike anything before. The success story though, goes much beyond the star cast.
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newscricket5 months ago

ENG vs IND | No question Mohammed Shami has to come into the side, asserts Sunil Gavaskar

While talking about the team selection for the final Test of the India-England series, Sunil Gavaskar has stressed that the inclusion of Mohammed Shami was a must. The Indian legend also went as far as to say that Shami was likely to replace an ‘off colour’ Mohammed Siraj for the Old Trafford Test.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | Indian lower-order has worked on their batting, made important contribution, reckons Nasser Hussain

After India’s wagging tail once again fought bravely against the English bowlers, Nasser Hussain is of the opinion that the lower order have worked on their batting very well. The last four wickets added 150 runs for India in the second innings of the fourth Test at The Oval on Sunday.
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newscricket5 months ago

ENG vs IND | The Oval Day 4 Talking Points: Ajinkya Rahane's horror run continues, India's tail wags yet again

Almost everything went as per plans for India but the same cannot be said for Ajinkya Rahane, whose horror run continued on Sunday. However, Rishabh Pant, Shardul Thakur and the Indian tail took the team's total to 466, setting a competitive 368-run target for England, who were 77/0 at stumps.
Utkarsh Kumar
newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | Shardul Thakur is not going to be effective in English conditions, reckons Michael Holding

Former West Indies cricketer Michael Holding has stated that Shardul Thakur is not going to be effective in the English conditions. He added that Umesh Yadav surprised him as the Indian pacer went on to pick three crucial wickets in the game including Joe Root, current top-scorer in the series.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | Oval pitch conducive for batting and India will put a good score, states Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav, on Friday, has stated that India will put up a good score in the second innings of the fourth Test at The Oval owing to the nature of the wicket. Umesh has added that the pitch was different from Day 1 and the game was still alive despite England’s 99 run-lead in the first innings.
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newscricket5 months ago

Virat Kohli unhappy with Haseeb Hameed marking guard outside the popping crease

After England started their batting innings in the fourth Test at Oval, Virat Kohli was left fuming with opener Haseeb Hameed’s decision to mark his guard outside the popping crease. The Indian skipper expressed his disapproval as he complained to the on field umpire igniting a debate.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur find place in XI for 4th Test, Ashwin ignored again

Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur have been included in India's playing XI for the fourth Test at The Oval on Thursday. At toss, Virat Kohli revealed that Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami had niggles ahead of the match. Furthermore, Ravichandran Ashwin again failed to find a place in the eleven.
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