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Sandeep Lamichhane tests positive for COVID-19

Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, who recently signed a deal with Big Bash League franchise Hobart Hurricanes, has tested positive for Coronavirus after developing body ache in the last few days. However, the young Nepal spinner has revealed that he is recovering and will soon return to the field.
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newscricket3 hours ago

IND vs AUS | From a viewers point, slow over-rate not the best look for the game, opines Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa has opined that the slow pace at which the first ODI between India and Australia was played doesn't make up for a good watching experience for the viewers. He added that he does not want to make any excuses for slow over-rate but it is really hard to imitate the pressure of ODI cricket.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IND vs AUS | No excuse for India's poor fielding, hopefully it was one-off, opines Aakash Chopra 

Former Indian Test opener Aakash Chopra feels that there can be no excuse for India's poor fielding as they had ample of match practice in lead up to the ODI series opener. He, however, added that Indian fielding isn't that bad and hopefully it was an aberration with them bouncing back strongly.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IND vs AUS | India’s most dependable player Virat Kohli’s absence a massive setback, insists Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has insisted that Virat Kohli’s absence after the opening Test against Australia will be a huge setback for India as he has been India’s most dependable batsman in foreign conditions. He added that the series Down Under will be an assessment of India’s cricket talent in Tests.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Long playing hours my excuse for the players not fielding well, opines Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan has opined that both the teams have not been playing cricket for a long amount of time which is the reason for their lackluster display on the field. He added that we shouldn’t criticize the fielding side of things too much as the players will get better as the series progresses.
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newscricket4 hours ago

NZ vs WI | Our bowling was a bit erratic but it was an entertaining game, professes Kieron Pollard

Losing skipper Kieron Pollard stated that Windies bowling was erratic and if you are inconsistent it's difficult to win, however, he admitted that it was an entertaining game. Pollard made a brilliant fifty and kept Windies in the game and insisted that you train for such situations.
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newscricket17 hours ago

Reports | Marcus Stoinis in doubt for the second ODI against India

According to reports, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis could miss the second ODI against India after he sustained an injury while bowling the second ball of his seventh over in India's run chase. Stoinis immediately left the field after the injury and Glenn Maxwell had to complete his over. 
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newscricket17 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Can't tell you exactly when I am going to bowl but the process is on, insists Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya, who played a great knock of 76-ball 90, has insisted that the process is going on with respect to his bowling return, but he can’t exactly pinpoint the exact date of his return. He added that he has been bowling in the nets, but he is still not physically confident to do it in games.
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newscricket18 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Rusty bowling unit should not be an excuse, opines Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan has opined that the Indian team should not be taking the excuse of the rusty bowling lineup in the first match as all the bowlers have been playing regular cricket in IPL. He added that the whole team lacked the energy and urgency required to compete against proactive Australians.
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featurecricket19 hours ago

Finding his hands, Steve Smith experiences epiphany and creates magic

Do you remember the time your teacher asked you to kneel down in front of the class for not completing your homework? Or that day when you had to stand on the table for teasing a friend and your miss suddenly caught you guys fighting?
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newscricket19 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Found it reasonably hard to get my timing today, claims Aaron Finch

Australia skipper Aaron Finch has proclaimed that it was not easy scoring runs up front, but he took his chances which paid off handsomely. The Victorian opener has also added that everyone stood up to show their class and was full of praise for all Aussie players for putting up a show together.
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newscricket20 hours ago

England’s tour of Netherlands postponed to May 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic

England cricket board and the Royal Dutch Cricket Association have mutually agreed to postpone the ODI series, which was originally planned to be played in May 2021, to May 2022 due to Covid-19 uncertainties. This series would have been Netherlands' first in the World Cup Super League.
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newscricket20 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Need to find ways to get overs out of part-timers, admits Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli, on the back of his side’s 66-run loss in the first ODI, rued the lack of bowling depth in the side and admitted that India would need to find a way to squeeze in overs from batsmen who can roll their arm over. The five-bowler strategy came back to haunt India in Sydney.
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newscricket20 hours ago

IND vs AUS | My rhythm came back three days ago after searching for a couple of months, asserts Steve Smith

Steve Smith, who broke the shackle and hit an impeccable 66-ball 105 today, stated that he was struggling for rhythm for a while and he could find the same just a couple of days ago. The former Aussie captain has also added that he was just focusing on seeing the ball and hitting it swiftly.
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featurecricket20 hours ago

IND vs AUS | 1st ODI Takeaways: India’s outdated selection process and Aaron Finch’s masterclass in patience

Australia started their home summer in a huge manner, thrashing India by 66 runs after posting a massive 374 runs on the board. You could really sense the progression from the simple margin but the parallel path charted by Aaron Finch and Steve Smith pushed the Aussies to success.
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featurecricket21 hours ago

No more excuses — Virat Kohli’s rant has exposed BCCI’s incompetency

In the early hours of Thursday, on All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the ever-so-captivating Tazz worked what arguably was the most real and best ‘eff the management’ shoot since CM Punk’s pipebomb in 2011. Little did we know that it would get eclipsed 12 hours later by the most unlikely candidate.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Starc facepalming in frustration after Cummins messes up simple catch

The fielding standard of both the teams dropped by a huge margin with a combined drop of six catches that left anyone watching the game bewildered. However, possibly no drop was more hilarious than the one by Pat Cummins, who made a total mess of the catch on the ropes, leaving Starc frustrated.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Hardik Pandya playing as a pure batsman is a bit of a gamble, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar feels that Hardik Pandya not bowling and playing as a pure batsman is a gamble and Manish Pandey should have been included in his place as a specialist batsman. After the toss, Virat Kohli insisted that it’s important to start strong to set the tone for the rest of the series.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to desperate Virat Kohli's eagle-eyed review landing India unlikely breakthrough

The duo of David Warner and Aaron Finch played out of their skins to frustrate the Indian team, with an opening partnership of 156 runs. When wickets seemed an unlikely proposition, Mohammed Shami extracted a nick from Warner, which would’ve gone unnoticed if not for Kohli’s precision.
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newscricketa day ago

Rohit was not 100% fit for Mumbai but he was fit enough to do the job, claims Zaheer Khan

MI’s director of cricket operations Zaheer Khan has revealed that while Rohit Sharma took to the field in the last 3 games of IPL 2020 not 100% fit, he was still ‘fit enough’ to do a job for the side. Zaheer insisted that it is up to management to smartly handle players who are not fully fit.
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