featurecricket4 hours ago

IND vs BAN | Kolkata Day 1 Talking Points: India’s mantra in cracking pink ball code and deceiving pink cherry

When it comes to making history in Indian cricket, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata takes away the accolade. As the city turned pink to host the nation’s first-ever Day-Night Test, it was Wridhhiman Saha’s Superman-like keeping and the myriad characteristics of the pink ball that defined the highlights.
Sritama Panda
newscricket4 hours ago

Twitter reacts as both Wriddhiman Saha and Rohit Sharma steal Virat Kohli's catch

What a brilliant day of Pink ball Test! The Indian bowling unit was on point and Virat Kohli was entertaining the crowd with his beautiful drives. But the real talk of the day was the catches that were stolen from Virat Kohli. Twitterati memed both the incidents and it is absolutely hilarious!
Srijith Gopal
newscricket6 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Pujara coming to 'blinded' Rohit Sharma's rescue by taking instinctive relay catch

The light factor was always going to play a huge part when it comes to Day-Night Tests. Despite India’s tremendous grip over the pink ball throughout the first session, light did cause a little bit of trouble when Rohit Sharma attempted an impulsive catch without even figuring where the ball was.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Wriddhiman Saha’s stunning two-finger catch with a full-bodied dive

Virat Kohli might have underestimated his team’s calibre when it comes to fielding as India have been better than their challenge right from the start. After Rohit Sharma’s one-handed stunner at the slip, it was Wriddhiman Saha taking it up a notch with executing a magical two-finger grab.
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newscricket13 hours ago

IND vs BAN | Can’t have Test cricket only for entertainment, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has come out strongly against any notion of changing Test cricket into an entertainment-only format. As India take on Bangladesh in their first-ever day-night Test today, Kohli continued to argue that people need to get in line with the true nature of entertainment in Test cricket.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket13 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Sanju Samson getting dropped from T20I squad without getting chance

Yesterday evening (November 21st), the selectors have announced 15-member T20I and ODI squad for the upcoming series against West Indies. After this squad announcement, many people were left disappointed and the Twitterati bashed the selectors for not giving Sanju Samson a chance to prove himself.
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featurecricketa day ago

A low down on Day/Night pink ball experiment in India

India are all set to take on Bangladesh in the first Day/Night Test match in India - at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata - something they had resisted for the longest time. Ahead of the historic encounter, here is everything that you need to know.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa day ago

IND vs WI | Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns after three-month lay-off; Sanju Samson dropped

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who last played for India in the West Indies series back in August, has returned to the Indian team for the West Indies home T20 series while Sanju Samson has been dropped from the side. Despite regular poor performances, Rishabh Pant has been trusted with the keeping duties.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs WI | Shivam Dube included in India's ODI squad, Kedar Jadhav returns

After impressing with the ball in the Bangladesh T20Is, Shivam Dube has been included in the Indian team for India's ODI squad for the series against West Indies to be played in December. However, in a rather surprising move, Kedar Jadhav has returned to the side after a mediocre Mushtaq Ali T20.
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featurecricketa day ago

IND vs BAN | India’s predicted XI for “pink-ball” Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata

India are all set to play their first-ever Test match under lights with the pink ball, against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Men in Blue will look to extend their 1-0 lead in the two-match series, and their mammoth 240-point lead at the top of the ICC World Test Championship.
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