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Don’t think there has been a greater cricketer than Kohli in India, asserts Ramachandra Guha

Cricket Historian Ramachandra Guha has heaped praise on Virat Kohli, calling him a ‘force of nature’ who mixes his cricketing ability with his personality that makes him the greatest Indian cricketer. Guha also added that Tendulkar was a great batsman but he didn’t have that force of personality.
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newscricket8 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Rather than waiting for things to happen, India must get ahead of the game, opines Zaheer Khan 

Zaheer Khan has opined that team India should not wait for things to happen and take matters into their own hands by reflecting upon their mistakes and finding balance in the team. He added that Indian batting does not require much change and just need to understand when they have to be aggressive.
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newscricket8 hours ago

IND vs AUS | If Hardik is unfit, where is your sixth bowling option? questions Gautam Gambhir 

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has asserted that India have been lacking a sixth bowling option since World Cup and they are left reeling in absence of Hardik the all-rounder. He also cited the examples of Sean Abbott, Moises Henriques and Daniel Sams as two-dimensional players for Aussies.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Need to start taking a harder line regarding slow over-rate, insists Callum Ferguson

Hitting out at the slow over-rate in the first ODI, Australian cricketer Callum Ferguson has insisted that the administrators should put adequate pressure on players so that such instances don’t happen. He added that such problems don’t exist at the domestic level as captains are responsible there.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Indian players fined 20 percent of their match fees for slow over-rate in 1st ODI

Indian players have been fined 20 percent after they were found guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate during the first ODI against Australia at SCG. Fans were also left livid with the game as it kept going on and it was found that Virat Kohli's men were one over short of the target. 
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newscricket11 hours ago

IND vs AUS | India still need someone like Dhoni not just for skills but character, claims Michael Holding

Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has stated that India need a player like MS Dhoni not just for skills but for the strength of his character. He also added that Dhoni used to close in games like the first ODI against Australia which India lost as he could pace the innings well.
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newscricket13 hours ago

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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newscricket14 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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newscricket15 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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newscricket15 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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newscricket16 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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newscricket16 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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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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featurecricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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