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IND vs AUS | Always believed Pant was a match-winner, last two Tests proved our point, opines Vikram Rathour 

India's batting coach Vikram Rathour has stated that the management feels vindicated with Rishabh Pant's performances as they always believed he has always been a match-winner. He also added that under-fire opener Prithvi Shaw is working on minor technical adjustments and will return back stronger.
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newscricket36 minutes ago

IND vs AUS | Ravi sir tells us very inspiring stories from his playing days, reveals Washington Sundar 

Youngster Washington Sundar has admitted that India's head coach Ravi Shastri narrates inspiring stories from his heydays to Indian players. The all-rounder also added that much like Shastri, he also wants to open in Test cricket for India one day and reckons that it will be a blessing.
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newscricket2 hours ago

ICC rates India-Australia pitches between above average to very good

After an excellently-contested series in Australia, the ICC ratings for the series between two giants of world cricket has been revealed, with the venues getting above average to very good. The Adelaide venue, which saw India succumbing to 36 all-out, got a rating of 'good-very good'.
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IND vs AUS | Playing for India was like a dream, wanted to make use of opportunity, reveals T Natarajan 

Indian pacer T Natarajan has received a hero welcome on his return from Australia and stated that it was dream come true for him to play for India and wanted to make full use of the chances he got. He also thanked Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane for their support to him on the tour.
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featurecricket4 hours ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KKR’s releases and retentions ft. Cummins-Narine and the Kuldeep puzzle 

Kolkata Knight Riders, for all the galaxy of stars, have been quite poor in the last two seasons of the IPL. KKR were one of the luckier sides last season with few games completely bottled up by opposition yet not making it into the final four speaks a story itself for the franchise.
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newscricket4 hours ago

Don’t think I’m in contention for Test return; Australia got more than enough, admits Glenn Maxwell

Despite Australia’s loss against India and a middle-order shambles, Glenn Maxwell has admitted that he isn’t in contention for a possible Test return. While stating that Australia have enough players, he warned that it is a double-edged sword for him to push his case in red-ball cricket.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IND vs AUS | It was actually a dream game for all of us, raves Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar, who made his Test debut in really unforeseen circumstances, stated that his partnership with Shardul Thakur was really crucial for the Indian team in the Brisbane Test. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder further stated that it was actually a dream game for him and the rest of the players.
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featurecricket7 hours ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RR’s releases and retentions ft. Smith, Curran and captain Samson

With a new captain comes huge responsibility but at the same time, comes immense pressure that Sanju Samson and the management have to handle after they released Steve Smith. That coupled with the fact that they have placed their trust in Unadkat, Miller while releasing Curran remains questionable.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IPL 2021 | KKR backs its players and that's the difference between them and RCB, asserts Gautam Gambhir

Former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir feels the way Kolkata back their players increases confidence and that's the difference between them and RCB. The Virat Kohli-led side had released 10 players despite making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2016 last season, which surprised one and all.
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newscricket7 hours ago

PAK vs SA | We’ve tried to prepare for everything and anything in Pakistan, reckons Faf du Plessis

South Africa, who would be facing Pakistan for the first time in the sub-continent since 2007, reckoned that they have tried to prepare for everything in anything in these conditions. He also insisted that the bio-bubble is fatiguing but good composure and mental strength will help get past it.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Babar Azam calls Pakistan players to play fearless cricket in white-ball format

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has stated that playing with inhibition doesn’t help the cause for the Pakistan team and added that he wants the players to play fearless cricket. He has also added that Pakistan need to win against top teams to call themselves a top side in international cricket.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IND vs AUS | My mindset was to win the series for my team, claims Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant, who played a match-winning and series-winning knock in Brisbane, has opined that he always wanted to win matches for India, and losing was never an option for him. The Indian wicket-keeper further added that he never wanted his family to feel disturbed because of his performance.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Fielders really came back strong after Adelaide show, reckons R Sridhar

While catches dropped were plenty in Adelaide, R Sridhar has reckoned that the fielders really came back strong after the poor start in the first Test. He also insisted that the management will have to balance the workload, monitor injuries, and practice sessions to keep the players in proper shape.
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newscricket11 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Indian team decided to take it as a three-match series after Adelaide loss, reveals Ravindra Jadeja

After going down 0-1 in the series, Ravindra Jadeja has revealed that the visitors took the series as a three-match one and aimed to perform to their best in the three Tests. He also stated that it was a conscious decision from his end to bat positively in Australia for long periods of time.
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newscricket11 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Scoring a century would have been icing on the cake, reckons Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill, who despite scoring a valiant 91 in the Gabba Test, has reckoned that scoring a century would have been icing on the cake while stating that he was ready for the challenge. He also recalled batting with Rohit in Australia and how he was constant support from the non-striker’s end.
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featurecricketa day ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from DC’s releases and retentions ft. Carey and the need for Indian pacers 

For two straight seasons now, Delhi Capitals have emerged as a strong force to reckon and at the heart of their success lies the young core full of superstars of the game. In the last few games of the IPL 2020, they had their fair share of struggles but they finished as the finalists eventually.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa day ago

Grateful to the management for showing faith when I was scoring 30s and 40s, states Niroshan Dickwella

Niroshan Dickwella, who posted his highest score in Test cricket earlier today, said that he was grateful to the management for showing incessant faith in him, and revealed that he worked hard on innings construction. Dickwella fell agonizingly short of what would have been his maiden Test ton.
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newscricketa day ago

Peter Hatzoglou is in line to get an IPL contract, feels Shane Warne

Shane Warne feels that Melbourne Renegades cult hero Peter Hatzoglou, who has 16 BBL wickets this season, would be a handful on Indian pitches and hence could be in line to get an IPL contract. Plucked out of grade cricket, Hatzoglou’s remarkable rise has been the story of the summer.
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newscricketa day ago

Puzzling that Jalaj Saxena hasn’t been picked in Indian squad, expresses Tinu Yohannan

Kerala coach Tinu Yohannan expressed bafflement over the continued omission of all-rounder Jalaj Saxena from the Indian Test squad, despite the veteran racking up numbers with bat and ball for close to a decade. Despite an injury to Jadeja, Saxena was overlooked with Axar Patel getting the nod.
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newscricketa day ago

Pant had told me that he wants to be the best WK batsman in the world, reveals Suresh Raina 

Senior Indian batsman Suresh Raina recalled his time spent with Rishabh Pant last year in July and his declaration that he wants to be the best wicket-keeper batsman in the world with a lot of belief. He added that Pant had worked on his fitness with him and also his batting mindset.
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