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Mitchell Johnson excited to see Umesh Yadav’s bowling in Asia Cup

Prior to the Asia Cup, Mitchell Johnson has stated that he wants to see Umesh Yadav's performance in the UAE during the tournament. The Aussie has also added that Pakistan will have an upper hand because of its experience of playing in the UAE as they used that as their home ground in the past.
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newscricketa month ago

Credit for India’s formidable pace attack should go to Duncan Fletcher, believes Nick Compton

English cricketer Nick Compton has stated that Duncan Fletcher has played a major role in shaping the current Indian pace attack and should be credited for his work. Compton has added that the former Zimbabwean cricketer should be praised for handling the toughest transition phase in Indian cricket.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs England | A collective failure in the Lord's Test is really hard to accept, says Mohinder Amarnath

Dejected by the loss in the second Test at Lord's, Mohinder has Amarnath stated that India's failure to perform in both the Tests is really hard to accept. He went on to add that Cheteshwar Pujara's technique of lasting on the crease has started to exert pressure on the other batsmen.
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newscricketa month ago

India vs England | India missed third seamer at Lord's, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir believes that one of the major reasons behind India's poor performance at Lords was the absence of a third seamer on the pitch while adding that Umesh Yadav could’ve made a difference. He also mentioned that the spinners weren't able to perform well which worked in England's favour.
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newscricket2 months ago

India vs England | India replace Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav with Cheteshwar Pujara and Kuldeep Yadav for Lord's Test

In a surprising move, India, despite Lord’s offering a green track, decided to give Kuldeep Yadav game-time in place of Umesh Yadav. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan faced the axe from the team after the team management decided to bring in Cheteshwar Pujara, who had a disastrous county season.
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newscricket2 months ago

Playing Ravindra Jadeja ahead of Hardik Pandya could be good idea, believes Mohinder Amarnath

Mohinder Amarnath opined that It might do the Indian team some good if they opt to go for Ravindra Jadeja in place of Hardik Pandya for the second Test at Lord’s. Amarnath hoped that the Indian bowling attack could replicate their performance from the first Test throughout the rest of the series.
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newscricket2 months ago

Once-in-a-century player, Kapil Dev should not be compared with Hardik Pandya : Sunil Gavaskar

Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has called Kapil Dev as a once-in-a-century player and asserted that he should not be compared with the 24-year-old Hardik Pandya. He has rubbished such a comparison stating that Dev is in the league of greats comprising Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.
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newscricket2 months ago

Edgbaston would have been my best knock had we won this, says Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has rated his knock of 149 runs against England in the first innings of the first Test match at Edgbaston as the second best after the Adelaide ton in 2014. Kohli has stated that the Edgbaston knock would have been the best if India would have won the match.
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newscricket2 months ago

India vs England | James Foster insists Virat Kohli will be the key wicket in Test series

James Foster, who kept wicket for Essex in the warm-up game against India, insisted that Virat Kohli would be the key wicket for England, but they should not underestimate his team-mates. He also pointed out that warm-up match failure would not bother Shikhar Dhawan going into the Test series.
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newscricket2 months ago

Runs from Virat Kohli should swing Test series in India’s favour, believes Chetan Sharma

Former Indian cricketer, Chetan Sharma has asserted that Virat Kohli’s performance in the forthcoming Test series against England will swing the series in India’s favour. Sharma has backed the Indian team to do well considering their bowling line-up and the warm weather conditions in England.
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