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featurecricket4 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RCB should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore might have finished fourth, but ask that lion on the top of their logo, it would paint a rather different picture of their season. Yet again for RCB, this time in 2020, it was a party of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli - only joined by Devdutt Padikkal and Chris Morris.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket13 days ago

IND vs AUS | Ashwin is always looking to learn new things, feels Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has heaped praise on Ravichandran Ashwin and the Tamil Nadu opener’s ability to learn new things on an everyday basis. Rahane has further stated that Rohit Sharma will continue opening for India in Sydney as he replaced Mayank Agarwal in the team from the one that played at the MCG.
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newscricket19 days ago

Reports | Umesh Yadav to return to India, T Natarajan likely replacement

According to ANI reports, Umesh Yadav, who suffered a calf strain in the second Test in Australia, will take no further part in the series and will return to India immediately. T Natarajan, who is currently with the squad, will be taking that spot in the side with an SCG debut looming large.
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newscricket21 days ago

IND vs AUS | The character we have shown after Adelaide debacle is commendable, claims Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has commended all the players for applying themselves after the horror show in Adelaide as India cruised to their second consecutive MCG win. Rahane has further stated that the Indian first-class system helps mould the players well, which takes away the nervousness of the Test level.
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newscricket22 days ago

IND vs AUS | Umesh Yadav sustains calf injury; to undergo scans to assess damage

Umesh Yadav sustained a calf injury early into Australia’s second innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Day 3, and it has now emerged that the pacer will undergo scans to assess the extent of the injury. Umesh sustained the injury two overs after dismissing Joe Burns with a peach.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Ajinkya Rahane should bat at No.4; should also push for 5 bowlers, opines Gautam Gambhir

Ahead of the second Test, Gautam Gambhir has opined that Ajinkya Rahane should promote himself at No.4, after Virat Kohli leaves, ahead of both Shubhman Gill and KL Rahul. Alongside that, Gambhir also pressed on the fact that Rahane should pick Ravindra Jadeja as the fifth bowling option.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as Australia blow away hapless India to their lowest ever total in Test cricket

After gaining an upper hand in the Test, India for the nth time in SENA Tests, threw away the advantage as they lost wickets in heaps succumbing to the relentless pressure created by Cummins and Hazlewood. None of the Indian batsmen got even a double-digit score in the innings.
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featurecricketa month ago

IND vs AUS - Adelaide Day 2 Talking Points - Ashwin's spin masterclass, Paine's brilliance and India's horrendous tail

In a day dominated by R Ashwin's spin masterclass, Bumrah's early strikes, India showcased that the 2018/19 tour might not be an outlier and they are capable to deal with Smith-Marnus. It also was a day which reinforced India's tail woes and that Paine ain't as bad as people make him to be.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Umesh did well in the practice match, should play the first Test as third pacer, believes Mohammed Kaif

Mohammed Kaif, ahead of the series, has stated that Umesh Yadav’s performance in the practice match should tip his case as the third pacer for the first Test that starts in Adelaide. He also reckoned that Umesh will provide Kohli with a variation in terms of bowling long spells with pace.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Shastri told me that Umesh will get the nod as third pacer, reveals Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell has revealed that while having a drink with Ravi Shastri, the Indian coach told him that Umesh will get the nod as the tourist’s third pacer for the first Test against Australia. He also added that batting first would be key to success in Adelaide for the Test starting next week.
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