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newscricket4 days ago

Feel Dhoni took a decision to retire in Test cricket to groom Wriddhiman Saha, expresses Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma opening up on MS Dhoni’s retirement in Australia opined that Dhoni’s decision might have stemmed from the possibility of grooming Wriddhiman Saha for the home tours. He also recalled an episode with Dhoni, when the former skipper was left hanging by Ishant in his last Test.
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newscricket11 days ago

IND vs ENG | I take a lot of pride in improving myself and correcting my mistakes quickly, asserts Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has asserted that once he realizes his mistakes, he doesn't do any let up in correcting those errors and that trait is something he takes a lot of pride on. The Indian skipper has further stated that Rishabh Pant worked really hard on his keeping and that is reaping dividends now.
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newscricketa month ago

Wicketkeeping is a specialist position and should remain so, opines Wriddhiman Saha

Indian Test wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha is of the opinion that keeping in Tests is a work of specialization and should remain so in times to come. He also regretted his dismissal in the first Test against Australia where he got out to Mitchell Starc and had a poor time with the bat.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Rishabh Pant has matured and improved himself, states Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha has stated that despite not being picked in the limited-overs series, Rishabh Pant has always matured and continued to improve himself. He also revealed that Ajinkya Rahane’s approach as a captain is slightly different, staying calm and he knows how to motivate the players.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Hanuma Vihari ruled out of Gabba Test; Thakur to replace Jadeja in fourth Test

Injuries have further continued to hinder India’s opportunities of retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, as Hanuma Vihari has been ruled out of the Gabba Test with a hamstring tear. In addition, as per PTI reports, Shardul Thakur will replace injured all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the fourth Test.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Indian management unfair in picking and choosing wicketkeepers, fumes Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has raged over the Indian management’s decision to keep juggling between Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant for a place in the playing XI in the Test format. Alongside that, he also stated that if a wicketkeeper is good, the management should back him irrespective of the conditions.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | We are playing very good cricket as a unit; one bad session doesn’t define us, states Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has stated that the Indian team are playing very good cricket as a batting and bowling unit, further admitting that one bad session doesn’t define them. Rahane also threw light on the run-out in the first Test, adding that Kohli understood the situation and stated that it happens.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Jadeja and Pant return to playing XI for Boxing Day clash; Siraj and Gill debut

Ahead of the Boxing Day clash against Australia, India have announced their playing XI, which has seen the return of Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant instead of Saha and Shaw. Meanwhile, the duo of Mohammed Siraj and Shubman Gill are slated to make their debuts for India in the second Test.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Maybe it’s time to look at Rishabh Pant for second Test, feels Deep Dasgupta

Deep Dasgupta has stated that India might have to include Rishabh Pant for the second Test, especially after the way Wriddhiman Saha performed in the Adelaide Test. The former Indian wicket-keeper has asserted that adding Pant will be helping the Indian team after Kohli leaves for India.
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featurecricket2 months ago

From R Ashwin's A+ to Prithvi Shaw's F: Grading Indian player's performance in the Adelaide Test

For all the hype, anticipation and drama built around the day-night Test, it didn't even last more than two and half days. In the end it turned out to be a comfortable win for the Australians as they routed out India for 9/36 after being down and out at the finish of the second day.
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