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IND vs AUS | Baffled India didn’t try to bounce Steve Smith out, expresses Brad Hogg

Renowned expert Brad Hogg expressed his bewilderment over India’s tactics against Steve Smith in the 2nd ODI and claimed that he was left mortified by the visitors’ plans of not bowling short balls. Hogg also questioned India’s tactics to continuously bowl full and straight to Glenn Maxwell.
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newscricket3 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Can see India playing Kuldeep and Shardul in 3rd ODI, opines Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan weighed in on India’s possible changes for the third ODI and opined that he could see the team make two changes - Kuldeep Yadav for Yuzvendra Chahal and Shardul Thakur for Navdeep Saini. Zaheer, however, hoped for the team to stick with Iyer, who he believes is one for the future.
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newscricket3 hours ago

IND vs AUS | If opening bowlers are wicketless you will struggle as a fielding team, opines Michael Holding

Michael Holding has opined that if the opening bowling cannot prevent the opposing batsmen from getting to a solid start then the team will struggle, which has been the case with the Indian team. He added that Hardik Pandya returning with the ball can be viewed as a positive by the Indian team.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Adjusting to the length is the toughest part in Australia, reckons Manoj Prabhakar 

Manoj Prabhakar has reckoned that adjusting length is the toughest part of bowling in Australia and the length on Australian pitches is different from that of Indian pitches. He added that bowlers coming from injuries are fearful of reinjuring themselves, which he feels is the case with Bumrah.
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newscricket4 hours ago

Did not ask permission to return to be by my wife’s side for child's birth, states Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has cleared the rumour surrounding his paternity leave before 1975-76 West Indies and revealed that he did not ask for a leave from the board. He stated that he had utilized the time ahead of the starting of the series to fly back to India at his own expense to be with his wife.
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newscricket6 hours ago

IND vs AUS | It’s clear that India are unable to pick wickets with the new ball, observes Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra has insisted that the main problem with the Indian bowling lineup is that they are unable to pick wickets upfront, highlighting India has conceded a 100-run partnership for the third consecutive time. He added that the lack of wickets upfront has been magnified by lack of all-rounders.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Virat Kohli is being hasty in his decisions, feels Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra has stated that Virat Kohli is always in a hurry to make decisions, resulting in bowling short spells to Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the second game. Nehra has also added that the Indian skipper needs to work on his impulsiveness to tackle difficult circumstances.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Many players will miss the World T20 if attitude doesn’t improve, warns Kieron Pollard

Windies skipper Kieron Pollard ripped into his side for their disastrous showing in the New Zealand T20Is and warned his players that they will be axed unceremoniously should their attitude on the field not improve. Pollard stated that he does not wish to see the Windies become ‘a laughing stock’.
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newscricket8 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Almost missed the 2nd ODI due to vertigo, reveals Steve Smith

Australia’s Steve Smith, who notched up a second consecutive 62-ball 100 on Sunday, has revealed that he was unsure of his participation in the 2nd ODI after waking up with a bad vertigo in the morning. The 31-year-old added that he only started feeling ‘alright’ moments before the match.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Not sure if ICC Test Championship has achieved its intention, asserts Greg Barclay

ICC Chairman Greg Barclay has stated that the inaugural World Test Championship so far has ‘not achieved what it intended to’ and added that the pandemic has only exacerbated the shortcomings. Barclay further added that he is unsure if it "entirely fit the purpose" in the current ecosystem.
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newscricket11 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Virat Kohli could have managed the bowlers a little better, reckons Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has reckoned that Indian skipper could have managed his bowlers a little better after their loss against Australia in the second ODI. Alongside that, Harbhajan also insisted that the duo of Shami-Bumrah must find ways to swing the new ball and make it count in Australia.
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newscricket12 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Rahane's captaincy is pretty good but Kohli's boots can never be filled, opines Michael Clarke

Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has opined that Virat Kohli's boots can never be filled by anyone, however, he praised Rahane's captaincy terming it 'pretty good'. Virat Kohli will be missing the last three Tests of the Border-Gavaskar trophy with Ajinkya Rahane taking over captaincy.
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newscricket12 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Don’t like Jadeja-Pandya like cricketers in white-ball cricket, opines Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has opined that he doesn’t like Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya-like cricketers in white-ball cricket as they only add illusory value to the team. Instead, the Mumbaikar insisted that several players could walk into the team just based on their one discipline nature.
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newscricket13 hours ago

IND vs AUS | When top-order is doing well, it makes my role easier, admits Glenn Maxwell

Australian middle-order batsman Glenn Maxwell opined that when team's top-order does well, it becomes easier for lower-middle-order players to perform. He also added that Sydney has been a place where he has enjoyed batting a lot given its a great wicket to bat and he targets short boundary.
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newscricket13 hours ago

SA vs ENG | England need to maximize South Africa and India tour for the World Cup, states Eoin Morgan

After gaining an unassailable lead in the series, Eoin Morgan has stated that England needs to maximize on the rest of South Africa and the India series for their World Cup plans. He also heaped praises on Dawid Malan and Adil Rashid for putting up their hands when the team required.
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newscricket14 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Warner and Cummins to miss the remainder of ODI and T20I series

Australian star cricketers, David Warner and Pat Cummins will be missing final ODI as well as the three-match T20I series against India starting from December 4. On Sunday, Australia gained an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match ODI series as won the game by 51 runs in Sydney. 
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newscricket14 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Would enjoy opening the batting but we will have to wait and see, reveals Marnus Labuschagne

After David Warner’s groin injury, Marnus Labuschagne has revealed that he would certainly enjoy opening the batting in his absence but he stated that one has to wait and see. Alongside that, Labuschagne backed his Queensland teammate Joe Burns for opening the batting in the Test series.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | No captain in the world would have given Bumrah just two overs upfront, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has slammed Virat Kohli for underusing Jasprit Bumrah in the powerplay and has stated that the Indian skipper made a ‘tactical blunder’ that no other captain in the world would have committed. Gambhir further warned that Smith’s form could spell bad news for the Indian bowlers.
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featurecricketa day ago

India’s wrecking-ball strike-bowlers have prompted sixth-bowler debate

Interestingly, India’s series with Australia often glaringly shows them the holes in the playing XI, which usually goes under the radar in other cases. This tour is no different, with India’s depth being questioned, both with the bat and the ball, on the back of two indifferent shows.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Would be nice if David Warner is injured for a long time, jokes KL Rahul

KL Rahul, commenting on David Warner’s injury, remarked sarcastically that India would benefit if the opener is injured for a long time, but stressed that he wouldn’t wish an injury upon anyone. Rahul further spoke of the struggles the Indian bowlers underwent for a second consecutive game.
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