newscricketa day ago

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma raring to go ahead of next month's tour of West Indies

Despite rumors of fatigue in the media, senior India team members like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others have given the nod for next month's Tour of West Indies. However, the status of injured duo - Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar - who departed the WC squad earlier this month is still unknown.
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newscricket5 days ago

We need a batsman like Ajinkya Rahane at no.4, says Sanjay Jagdale

Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale believes India need a batsman like Ajinkya Rahane at no.4, because of his good record in overseas conditions. Jagdale noted that neither Rishabh Pant, nor Rahane, who had done well in England and Australia in Tests, were not included in the ODIs.
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newscricket5 days ago

Vijay Shankar set to undergo tests at the National Cricket Academy to assess toe injury

Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who was sent back home from the World Cup due to a toe injury he sustained, is set to undergo tests at the National Cricket Academy to assess the injury. Shankar was subsequently replaced in the World Cup squad by Karnataka opener Mayank Agarwal.
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newscricket6 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Would have been criminal to send MS Dhoni up, says Ravi Shastri

After mass criticism about MS Dhoni’s batting position in India’s match against New Zealand, Ravi Shastri has stated that it was a unanimous and the most logical decision they could take. The coach also cited injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar for India’s persisting middle order problem.
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newscricket7 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Decision to send in MS Dhoni at number seven was baffling, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar went on a rant after India’s semi final loss against New Zealand, demanding reasons for not sending Dhoni in at five or six. Gavaskar, alongside other former cricketers, said they were ‘baffled’ by the decision to send in Dhoni with India 71 for five, and nearly out of the game.
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newscricket8 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sending MS Dhoni to bat at no.7 was team decision, states Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has stated that the decision to send Dhoni to bat at no.7 was a unanimous one with everybody agreeing with it. Shastri also admitted that India needed a solid batsman in the middle-order to stabilize things when the chips were down which ultimately led to their defeat.
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featurecricket14 days ago

Ambati Rayudu leaves with “what could have been” regrets but who to blame for it all?

After the failure and shame in the 1999 World Cup, the '02 English summer gave a chance for redemption for the Indians and coincidentally, it was not only the senior team which was under the scanner. As many as three teams were in action at the same time, with a lot of promise for the golden future.
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newscricket16 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Rishabh Pant compliments the Indian top 7 well, says Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke has stated that Rishabh Pant is the perfect firepower needed at no.4 for India who compliments the top seven well. The southpaw, who has found a place in the side after injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar, has two cameos against England and Bangladesh batting at no.4.
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newscricket16 days ago

Twitter reacts as Ambati Rayudu announces retirement after World Cup snub

Ambati Rayudu was not picked in India's 15-man squad and was even ignored when Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar got injured as Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were sent to England as replacements for injured players. Twitterati reacted on the same and expressed their displeasure.
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newscricket16 days ago

Ambati Rayudu calls it a day from all forms of cricket

Ambati Rayudu has announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday, which is incidentally after he was ignored for the World Cup for the second time. He was in the stand-by list when the 15-member squad was announced but even after two injuries for India, he hasn't been called up.
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