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newscricket5 days ago

Haven’t been used properly by selectors in white ball cricket, asserts Umesh Yadav

India quick Umesh Yadav expressed utter disappointment on not getting enough chances to prove his mettle with the white ball, having not gotten a long run in the format. Yadav stressed that he would prove his worth if he is ever given a series of ODIs, unlike what it has been with him until now.
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newscricket5 days ago

Would definitely do well overseas if given more chances, claims Umesh Yadav

India pacer Umesh Yadav, who has almost turned into a home-specialist of sorts, admitted that his lack of game-time away from home is frustrating and believes that he will do well if he’s given a continuous run. The Vidarbha quick further lavished praise on the trio of Bumrah, Ishant and Shami.
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featurecricket16 days ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | The underwhelming XI of the tournament

Nothing divides opinion like stringing together a ‘Flop XI’ for a tournament. Arguments with colleagues can even make you pull your hair out in frustration. Thus after exchanging several verbal blows, we, here at SportsCafe, have collated together the underwhelming XI of the 2019/20 Ranji season.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

Time for India to close ‘homesick’ Umesh Yadav’s chapter away from home

There are not many times that fast bowlers get the chance to be heroes on the third day of a Test match. By the time the morning of Day 3 beckons, especially in New Zealand, the pitch flattens out, batsmen get acclimatized to the conditions and for pacers, it’s nothing but a painful toil.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

IND vs NZ | Christchurch Day 3 Talking Points - India’s unpreparedness and Umesh Yadav’s betrayal

Christchurch had a Game of Thrones-esque end to the Test as after promising so much in the first two days, Day 3 ended up being boring and anti-climatic. After bundling out India within the first hour, 36 overs were all the hosts needed to hand India their first whitewash in Tests since 2011.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to umpire warning India for deliberately attempting to confuse New Zealand batsmen

Trust sport to give us the best examples for the ‘Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures' saying and that is exactly what India resorted to today - a desperate measure. Defending a modest total of 132, the Indian fielders deliberately tried to confuse the Kiwi batsmen by shouting ‘TWO’.
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featurecricketa month ago

IND vs NZ | Christchurch Day 2 Talking Points - India’s SENA masterclass and Neil Wagner’s dilemma

In what was one of the best days of Test cricket in recent memory, India and New Zealand battled out a gripping day to set up what looks like an enthralling finale on Day 3. A total of 16 wickets fell on a day where ball dominated bat, with India ending the day on 90/6, leading the hosts by 97 runs.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Reports | Ishant Sharma set to miss second Test; Umesh Yadav likely to replace him

Following his heroic performance in the opening Test, the pacer Ishant Sharma is set to be sidelined for the second Test with a recurrence of pain in the same ankle that he injured last month. The reports added that Umesh Yadav is in line to replace him for the second Test, starting Saturday.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Tim Southee face palming himself after Kane Williamson drops sitter

If you did have a house, you would put it on Kane Williamson for catching a high-one nine times out of ten. However, today was the tenth time, with Williamson dropping a sitter after getting two hands on it before it popped right out between his two hands leaving Tim Southee embarrassed.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Batsmen will have a big role to play in New Zealand, reveals VVS Laxman

Former India batsman VVS Laxman feels India must play six batsmen in the Tests against New Zealand as he believes the batsmen will have a big role to play in the Test match. He further adds the openers and the No. 3 have to spend time at the crease if India were to go big in the first innings.
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