featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2018 | Who should Sunrisers Hyderabad buy at the mega-auction

Sunrisers Hyderabad have been the epitome of consistency since being created in 2013 reaching the playoffs twice and winning IPL once in five seasons. However, their settled core has gone for a toss before the mega-auction and it will be interesting to see how they rebuild another balanced squad.
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newscricketa month ago

Kagiso Rabada all praise for "very good bowler"Jasprit Bumrah

Kagiso Rabada seems to be impressed with the Indian cricket team's pace attack and singled out Jasprit Bumrah as a very good bowler. The 22-year-old South African pacer has also warned Team India that the hosts are eyeing a 3-0 series whitewash by winning the third and final Test at Johannesburg.
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newscricket2 months ago

MSK Prasad feels India go to South Africa with “one of the best” bowling attack

MSK Prasad believes that India's five-pronged pace attack named for the South Africa series is "one of the best" to have toured the African nation. The chairman of selectors has also added that every bowler brings something different to the table and that was a good thing for the team.
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newscricket2 months ago

Shami, Saha and Umesh Yadav could play in Ranji Trophy knockouts

BCCI have been approached by state boards to see if Mohammed Shami, Wriddhiman Saha, and Umesh Yadav could be added to their teams for the Ranji Trophy semi-finals that are scheduled to start on December 17. The trio have been included in the squad that will travel to South Africa later this month.
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newscricket2 months ago

Umesh Yadav doesn't want to lose his natural outswinger to bowl more incoming deliveries

In reply to Sanjay Manjrekar’s advice to bowl more in-swinging balls, Umesh Yadav has said that he doesn’t want to lose his natural out-swinging capacity while trying to do otherwise. The Vidarbha pacer has also added that the South Africa tour can put the focus back on the fast bowling unit.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ravi Shastri confident of Indian spinners doing well in South Africa

Ravi Shastri has expressed his confidence on the spinners and stated that R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will definitely prove their worth in the upcoming SA tour. Shastri has also stated that it’s just a matter of time for Ajinkya Rahane, who failed to play big innings, to regain his old mojo back.
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newscricket3 months ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Predicted XI for the third Test

India would aim to seal the Test series against Sri Lanka for the second time in a calendar year when they kick-off the third and final Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. After a heavy defeat in Nagpur, the struggling Lankans team would want to salvage some pride in final Test in Delhi.
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newscricket3 months ago

Spinners played support role for fast bowlers, claims Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja has stated that he and Ravichandran Ashwin were playing the role of supporting for the pacers who did well on the Day 1 of the Nagpur Test against Sri Lanka. He also added that he will try to do his best if he is picked for the upcoming tour of South Africa that starts in December.
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newscricket3 months ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels pacers got “carried away” when they should have been more patient

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has claimed that the pitch at the Eden Gardens had changed drastically when the Indian pacers got the ball in their hands. Bhuvneshwar admitted that the pacers were excited to bowl in the wicket and got “carried away” after the first innings when they should have been more patient.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Talking points from Day 3 of India-Sri Lanka Test Match

Sri Lanka have dominated proceedings in the Test so far and the trend continued on Day 3 as well, with the home side restricted to just 172 in the first innings. In reply, riding on a 99-run partnership between Angelo Mathews (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (51), they have closed the gap to just 7 runs.
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