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featurecricketa month 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.
Roshan Gede
newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month 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
newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month 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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newscricket2 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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featurecricket3 months ago

Takeaways for India from County XI game ft. The KL Rahul show, Pujara-Agarwal conundrum and Jadeja > Vihari

Playing a tour game ahead of any Test series was the norm before, with the world in the right order. But ever since the pandemic, most of the teams have been forced to prepare for any series with intra-squad games instead, something that India were also subject to, ahead of the WTC finale.
Harshit Anand
newscricket4 months ago

WTC Final | India announce 15-man squad for final; Umesh and Vihari make the cut

On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 15-man squad for the World Test Championship final, against New Zealand, with Umesh Yadav and Hanuma Vihari making the cut. Meanwhile, Shardul, Rahul, Washington, Axar, Mayank miss out on the last cut for the final.
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