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featurecricket5 hours ago

From Jack Leach's A+ to Stuart Broad’s F: Grading every English player who featured in the India Tests

Remember that one subject in the fifth semester of College that 90% of the class would end up flunking? Yeah? Well, a vast majority of the English team ended up having their fifth semester moment in the series against India.
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newscricket5 hours ago

England players will stay back for entirety of IPL 2021, confirms Chris Silverwood

England head coach Chris Silverwood has confirmed that the English players will be permitted to choose club over country should their respective IPL franchises qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament. This would mean a chunk of English players missing the Tests vs New Zealand.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Using these Shield games as ideal preparation for home Ashes, reveals Nathan Lyon

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon said that he already has one eye on the Ashes in November and insisted that he is using the ongoing Shield games to gauge the behaviour of left-handed batsmen. On Saturday, Lyon, representing NSW, claimed his second five-wicket haul across the last five innings.
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featurecricket8 hours ago

From Rohit Sharma’s A+ to Shubman Gill’s E: Grading every Indian player who played in the Test series

India confirmed a spot in the World Test Championship final by beating England 3-1 in the Anthony de Mello Trophy thanks to a combined team effort and the brilliance of the spinner. We, at SportsCafe, have decided to make things easier for you and Grade every Indian player’s performance.
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reportcricket9 hours ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy | Anuj Rawat, Pradeep Sangwan stage stunning comeback to help Delhi book place in QFs

A breathtaking 143-run stand for the seventh wicket between the duo of Anuj Rawat and Pradeep Sangwan helped Delhi stage a stunning comeback as the 2012/13 champions beat Uttarakhand to book their place in the next round. Delhi will now face Uttar Pradesh in the quarter-final on Tuesday, March 9.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IND W vs SA W | Bowlers really need to more consistent with lines and lengths, reckons Mithali Raj

After a crushing eight-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa, Mithali Raj has reckoned that the bowlers really need to be more consistent with their lines and lengths. Meanwhile, visiting skipper Sune Luus stated that it was an excellent all-round performance from the visitors in the first ODI.
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featurecricket11 hours ago

IND W vs SA W | India Player Ratings - South Africa steamroll past the Indian struggle

After being put to bat, India made a real mess of their start, losing wickets before veterans Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj bailed them out but they folded for just 177. However, South Africa showed exactly how to bat in these conditions, with an immaculate run-chase from their openers.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket12 hours ago

‘Please don’t shift the goalpost mid-match’ - Ravi Shastri chastises ICC for WTC rule change

India head coach Ravi Shastri lashed out at the ICC for shifting to a ‘percentage of points’ system mid-way through the WTC, but expressed pride over how his side overcame the challenge to finish top. India needed a series win over England to qualify for the WTC Final, and they did it in style.
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newscricket12 hours ago

Washington Sundar has far more natural ability than I ever had as a player, admits Ravi Shastri

With Washington Sundar playing a big role in India’s comeback win against England, Ravi Shastri has admitted that the youngster has a far more natural ability than he ever had. While stating that, Shastri also complimented the other youngsters while praising Axar for taking his opportunities.
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newscricket13 hours ago

IPL 2021 to kick-off on April 9 with MI vs RCB clash

On Sunday, the BCCI announced the schedule for the 2021 season of the IPL, with Mumbai Indians kick-starting the tournament against RCB in Chennai on April 9. The IPL is set to be played across six venues - Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata - with the playoff in Ahmedabad.
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newscricket14 hours ago

NZ vs AUS | Australia didn’t show enough aggression with the bat, laments Aaron Finch

Australia skipper Aaron Finch rued his side’s inability to score quickly in the first innings as he conceded that his side were 25 runs short, something he felt eventually made the difference. After Australia managed just 142 batting first, New Zealand, powered by Guptill, stormed to a 7-wkt win.
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newscricket14 hours ago

There's no reason why Steve Smith shouldn't be in line for the captaincy, feels Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja believes that Steve Smith has paid the price for his mistakes and there is no reason why he shouldn't be given the captaincy responsibilities once Tim Paine ends his career. Khawaja has further added that he is hoping to be back amongst the runs, after a lean patch in domestic cricket.
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newscricket15 hours ago

If India beat England in England, they are the team of this era, opines Michael Vaughan

While India failed to win in England last time around, Michael Vaughan has opined that if Virat Kohli’s men beat the Three Lions in England, they are the best team of this era. Vaughan also lauded the Indian team, stating that they got the spin, pace, skill, and Virat Kohli to be the world’s best.
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newscricket15 hours ago

Reports | Keeping T20 World Cup in mind, BCCI mulls option of closed door IPL 2021

With the Indian Premier League 2021 set to begin on April 9, reportedly, the BCCI is mulling the possibility of hosting the tournament without any crowd so as to avoid any problem ahead of the T20 World Cup. There have been multiple options that are being considered to host the tournament safely.
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newscricket16 hours ago

WI vs SL | Dimuth Karunaratne returns to Sri Lanka Test squad for Windies series

After being ruled out of the England series, Dimuth Karunaratne has marked his return as the skipper of the Island nation for the series against the West Indies. Alongside Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva has also returned to the squad while familiar faces making a comeback following the home loss.
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newscricket16 hours ago

Reports | Ageas Bowl likely to pip Lord’s as venue for World Test Championship final

After India and New Zealand have been confirmed as the finalists of the World Test Championship, reports have suggested that Ageas Bowl in Southampton might be the front-runner as the venue. Initially, Lord’s in London was earmarked as the venue for the mega event to be played from June 18.
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newscricketa day ago

IPL will be a key factor in learning the protocols to follow in the T20 World Cup, reveals Manu Sawhney

International Cricket Council's (ICC) chief executive, Manu Sawhney has revealed that they will be closely following the IPL as it will be a key factor to stage the T20 World Cup later this year in India. He added that it will be an enormous challenge to stage a World Cup in COVID times.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs ENG | Frustrating to end the series on a losing note; Leach has been brilliant, admits Joe Root 

English skipper Joe Root, after the series loss at the hands of India, admitted that it was a very disappointing end to the series, however, he added that Jack Leach did a great job for the side. He also had big praise for Ben Foakes, whom he termed arguably the best keeper in the world.
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newscricketa day ago

Would make logical sense for Washington Sundar to go back and open the batting for Tamil Nadu, says R Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed that he would love to see Washington Sundar go back and open the batting for Tamil Nadu in red-ball cricket and asserted that such a move would make logical sense. Sundar, who last played domestic red-ball cricket in 2017, has been batting at #8 for India.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs ENG | Pant's century was the best counter-attacking knock I have seen in India, declares Ravi Shastri 

India's head coach Ravi Shastri has stated that Rishabh Pant's century in the fourth Test was the best counter-attacking inning that he has ever seen in India. He also added that the boys were like zombies and were tired during the first Test, besides terming the bubble experience a tough one.
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