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newscricketa day ago

BCCI exclude MS Dhoni from annually contracted players list for 2019-20 season

The BCCI have excluded MS Dhoni from the list of annually contracted players from the period from October 2019 to September 2020. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are the only three players to have been awarded A+ contracts, which, in turn, has a salary cap of Rs 7 cr.
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newscricket21 days ago

Growth of Indian pacers has been highlight of 2019, attests Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan hailed the rise of Indian pace bowling as the highlight of the year for him as India completed a year of dominance in the longest format of the game. The trio of Umesh Yadav, Ishant Yadav and Mohammed Shami shared 81 scalps between themselves this year while averaging only 15.16.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2020 Auction | Royal Challengers Bangalore - Dream, realistic, wildcard and suggested buys

Post every IPL auction, we’ve all found ourselves saying the same thing: “RCB are the team to beat”. But having released 11 players, this time around, the pressure is well and truly on them. Can they pull it off yet again? We, here at SportsCafe, have dissected their pre-auction strategy.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Reports | Umesh Yadav set to feature in Vidarbha’s next Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan

Umesh Yadav, who played an integral part in Vidarbha retaining the Ranji Trophy last season, is reportedly all set to feature in the team’s next game against Rajasthan. Vidarbha’s first game against Andhra Pradesh ended as a draw but the side still claimed 3 points thanks to a first-innings lead.
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featurecricketa month ago

The Faiz you know but the Fazal you don’t - understanding the man behind calm disposition

When things are put up in a carton box, it is only memories that the objects leave behind. Be it a letter from your ex-girlfriend or that pencil your best friend left behind before moving to a new city, memories are everything we cherish for life. For Faiz Fazal, it has been the ultimate thing.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 months ago

We’re one of top two teams in world cricket across formats, insists Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli believes his India team is one of the top two teams in world cricket across all three formats at the moment. The Indian skipper further emphasized that the Men in Blue are all about enjoying each other’s success and working progressively towards success at the global level.
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newscricket2 months ago

Umesh Yadav’s batting form could help him play at No.3, jokes Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli was impressed by the way Umesh Yadav performed in the concluded Test series against South Africa, where the right-hander scored 31 runs off just 10 balls, making a Test record. Further, Kohli commented that the Indian batting-order is deep, even without the presence of Hardik Pandya.
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newscricket2 months ago

Pacers are role models for future generation, states Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid believes that the current lot of fast bowlers would be perfect role models for the coming generation, with the pacers in sublime form at the moment. Currently serving as the Director of the National Academy, he wants to bridge the gap between the U-19 stage and first-class cricket.
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newscricket2 months ago

I'm always learning and evolving while sitting outside, reveals Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav has stated that he tries to stay positive when on the sideline and try to learn new things by watching other pacers operate. The Vidarbha pacer has also expressed his happiness for the fact that the talk around bowling in India has changed and pacers have started dominating the talks.
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newscricket2 months ago

Healthy competition motivation for producing more match-winning performances, reveals Umesh Yadav

India speedster Umesh Yadav has pointed out that healthy competition in the team is the motivation to produce more match winning performances. Yadav, who came in to fill Bumrah’s spot, did a tremendous job as he picked up as many as 23 wickets in just 4 Test matches since his comeback.
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