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newscricketa day ago

Reports | Indian players in Sri Lanka could fly to England as injury replacements

In the wake of Washington Sundar’s finger injury worsening, it is believed that the BCCI are reportedly pondering the option to fly players currently in Sri Lanka to the UK, post the conclusion of the three T20Is. Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan and Sundar are all set to miss the England tour.
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newscricket4 days ago

Kohli and Rahane rested from warm-up game against County XI as precaution, reveals BCCI

The BCCI, in a release, revealed that India's skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane were ruled out of the practice game against County XI due to fitness concerns. The BCCI also revealed that India had to lend two players to the County XI side upon the host's request.
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featurecricket23 days ago

Evaluating India’s opening options for England Tests in the absence of Shubman Gill

With incumbent Shubman Gill set to miss a chunk of the five-match series against England, team India have been left with a decision to make on the opening front. SportsCafe looks at the six possible candidates in the squad, and evaluates the pros and cons of every individual in contention.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Really think India have a very good chance at winning with a 3-2 scoreline, predicts Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid, in an interaction on Sunday, stated that he really thinks India have a very good chance at beating England in their own backyard with a scoreline of 3-2 in India’s favour. While stating that the squad looks balanced, he pointed out perhaps Kuldeep Yadav could have been picked.
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newscricket3 months ago

PUMA India ropes in RCB duo of Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal

Global sports brand PUMA has signed a long-term partnership deal with two up and coming players, Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal. The duo joins PUMA’s impressive roaster of cricketers that include Indian captain Virat Kohli and Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: MI vs RCB - New season, same old first-game jitters for Mumbai

‘Mumbai Indians know how to win games,’ said the commentators, but, unfortunately, they forgot that this theory does not apply to the first match of the season. It was yet another uncharacteristically timid showing in match one from MI, who succumbed to defeat to an RCB unit that was also rusty.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Royal Challengers Bangalore edition ft. New season, rinse, repeat

Everyone talks about the five stages of grief, but it is that time of the year where it’ll be more pertinent to talk about the six stages of being an RCB fan.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

Back to reality: Over-performers from IPL 2020 who might struggle to meet same standards in 2021

In a competition like the IPL, attaining success in the first place is generally difficult, but sustaining the same excellence for an extended period of time is usually near-impossible. Fairytales don’t last, dreams tend to crash and, often, individuals end up dwelling too much on the past.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

Big questions in India’s series win over England ft. Opener Virat Kohli, first-choice spinners and Suryakumar Yadav

India certainly won the series 3-2 but ultimately, the win hasn’t solved any bit of their problems - at the top or with the ball. It has only created more. KL Rahul and Yuzvendra Chahal - both of whom started as the first-choice options - find their positions flipped upside down. What happens now?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to furious Hardik Pandya chastising Sundar after latter's misfield gifts England a boundary

Hardik Pandya might not have had a good day with the bat but he was on point in terms of his bowling today. After Shardul Thakur dropped a tough chance on his bowling, Washington Sundar added salt to his injury as the youngster couldn't get down to a ball at point as it raced past for a four.
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