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newscricket3 days ago

ICC men's T20I rankings | KL Rahul moves up to fifth spot, Virat Kohli out of top 10

After scoring three successive fifties in T20 World Cup 2021, and brilliant performances in the T20I series against New Zealand, India's KL Rahul gained a place to rank fifth and become the only India batter ranked in the top five. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has been pushed out of the top 10
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newscricket10 days ago

IND vs NZ | Virat Kohli's role as batsman will remain the same, asserts Rohit Sharma

Ahead of the first T20I match against New Zealand on Wednesday in Jaipur, Rohit Sharma has stated that Virat Kohli’s role as a batsman will remain the same, and he creates an impact on the team whenever he plays. The India T20I captain further added that Kohli’s experience will strengthen the team.
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newscricket11 days ago

IND vs NZ | Kane Williamson rested for T20Is, Tim Southee named captain

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will miss the three-match T20I series against India, starting November 17 to prepare for the two-match Test series which kick off from November 25. Pacer Tim Southee will lead the team in the T20Is to be played in Jaipur, Ranchi and Kolkata respectively.
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newscricket11 days ago

IND vs NZ | We know it's going to be a big challenge in India, says New Zealand head coach Gary Stead

Gary Stead has said that the two-match Test series on Indian soil will be a big challenge for the team despite India missing some of it’s big names. This series will be their first assignment in the new cycle of the World Test Championship 2021-23 after winning the first edition in June, this year.
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newscricket12 days ago

Wouldn’t be surprised if David Warner ends up at RCB, says Brad Hogg

Brad Hogg feels that David Warner could be roped in by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the IPL 2022 auctions. Warner, who was dropped from the Sunrisers Hyderabad playing XI during IPL 2021, bounced back as Australia’s premier match-winner during their victorious T20 World Cup campaign.
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newscricket13 days ago

Will back Team India till the time I am able to watch cricket, says Ravi Shastri in his departing tweet

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has thanked everyone in the team for the 'incredible journey' he had while coaching the team during his tenure. Shastri worked as a team director from 2014 to 2015 and then as a head coach from 2017 to the end of India’s journey in the T20 World Cup in Super 12.
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newscricket15 days ago

Man of Rahul Dravid’s stature doesn’t need any advice, he is the right guy to replace me, reckons Ravi Shastri

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has said that his successor Rahul Dravid doesn’t need any advice from him as Dravid is an experienced man in the coaching department. Shastri’s tenure ended with India crashing out of the ongoing T20 World Cup, following defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand.
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newscricket15 days ago

Disappointed not to win an ICC trophy but have no regrets, says Ravi Shastri

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has said that he is disappointed with not being able to win an ICC trophy but doesn’t have any regrets. Shastri’s tenure ended with India’s exit from the T20 World Cup after the Super 12 stage as they lost to Pakistan and New Zealand in their first two games.
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newscricket15 days ago

Virat Kohli's mind and body will take call over his ODI and Test captaincy, asserts Ravi Shastri

Former India coach Ravi Shastri has said that Virat Kohli's mind and body will take call on his ODI and Test captaincy future, adding that the 33-year-old might choose to focus fully on his batting in coming times. He also called Kohli the best ambassador of Test cricket in the last five years.
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newscricket15 days ago

They are opposites the way I look at it, says Matthew Hayden on Virat Kohli and Babar Azam comparison

Matthew Hayden has drawn comparisons between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, and stated that the former India T20I captain is very boisterous on the field, whereas the Pakistan skipper is not overly flamboyant. Hayden further added that Babar's consistency in reacting to a ball is "second to none".
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