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newscricket7 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Selectors to pick Indian squad for England series on January 19

The Chetan Sharma-led Indian selection committee will pick its first squad on Tuesday (January 19) over a zoom call where all selectors and Virat Kohli will be present. The focus will be on Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin and how to manage their workload after the duo sat out of Brisbane with injuries.
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featurecricket4 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RCB should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore might have finished fourth, but ask that lion on the top of their logo, it would paint a rather different picture of their season. Yet again for RCB, this time in 2020, it was a party of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli - only joined by Devdutt Padikkal and Chris Morris.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket7 days ago

Steve Smith overtakes Virat Kohli to become No. 2 Test batsman in ICC Rankings

After his 212-run game in Sydney, Steve Smith has replaced Virat Kohli at the second position for ICC Test batsmen while Kane Williamson has been at the top. Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne, after his twin half centuries, has achieved a career-best 866 points to stay at No. 4 position for batsmen.
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newscricket9 days ago

‘This is the absolute peak of rowdy behaviour’ - Virat Kohli slams SCG racism

Virat Kohli has called out the racist incident at the Sydney Cricket Ground directed at Mohammed Siraj and stated that this is the absolute peak of rowdy behaviour. Kohli further added that the incident needs to be looked at with absolute urgency and strict action must be taken immediately.
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newscricket12 days ago

Don't see Virat's feat of beating Aussies home and away repeated in a long time, predicts Ravi Shastri

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri predicted that he doesn't see Virat Kohli's achievement of Test series wins against Oz both home and away getting emulated by any other Indian skipper. The ongoing IND-AUS Test series is leveled at 1-1 after India won the MCG Test under leadership of Ajinkya Rahane.
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newscricket15 days ago

Virat Kohli is incredibly skilful while Steve Smith is amazing in Tests, opines Andy Flower

Former England coach Andy Flower stated that he can't one between Kohli and Smith as he finds one greatly skilful while the other is also amazing. He also cherished his memories of playing in India recalling how incredible it was to play in the cricket-crazy country when he represented Zimbabwe.
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featurecricket16 days ago

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: what to expect from from the world of cricket this year

So now that we have got 2020 out of our system and swooped right into the new year, what’s really going to happen in the world of cricket? A lot of things. For starters, we are going to witness 12 months of non-stop Indian cricket action, but apart from that, what other things to expect?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket16 days ago

Brad Hogg names his Test XI of the decade, prefers Williamson over Kohli as a captain

Former Aussie spinner Brad Hogg named his Test XI of the decade and he picked Kiwi superstar Kane Williamson as the skipper of the team ahead of Virat Kohli. He also decided to leave out ace off-spinners of the world Nathan Lyon and R Ashwin in favour of Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
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newscricket16 days ago

India fortunate to have Rahane and Kohli in times when proactive captaincy is in short supply, feels Ian Chappell 

Ian Chappell has lavished praise on Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane and stated that India are lucky to have both leaders in times when there are lesser proactive captains.  He also added that India have fewer selection headaches than Aussies despite the return of Rohit and injury to Umesh.
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newscricket19 days ago

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are the best batsmen for me, shares Kane Williamson

Despite overtaking the duo of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, Kane Williamson opined that the duo are the best batsmen for him in the cricketing world and also stated that he is fortunate to have played against them. He also called the first Test against Pakistan as a ‘great’ game to be involved in.
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