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NZ vs AUS | Andrew McDonald hints at multiple changes for third T20I after back-to-back losses

On the back of two consecutive losses, Andrew McDonald has hinted that Australia could make several changes to strengthen their middle-order setup, batting and bowling, where the hosts have edged past them. He also added that everyone in the squad would get their opportunity in this series.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Don't agree with Yuvraj Singh's opinion, wickets have been the same for everyone, asserts Gautam Gambhir 

Gautam Gambhir has disagreed with Yuvraj Singh's opinion that the likes of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh would have taken more wickets had they played on surfaces like the Ahmedabad one. He stated that the wickets that have been the same for everyone but admitted that DRS plays a huge role.
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newscricket2 hours ago

IND vs ENG | We are in India and we expect the ball to spin; no complaints about that, opines Jofra Archer

Quashing all doubts on the conditions and the spin, Jofra Archer opined that playing in India, the England team expects the ball to spin and there’s no complaint about that from within the team. He also added that the only advice Joe Root gave during the third Test was to go-out all guns blazing.
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featurecricket3 hours ago

'Faith in youth' need of the hour for England as last dance beckons

Dom Sibley averages 21.50 and has passed 20 just once. Ollie Pope averages 18.16, has not passed fifty and has already been dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin thrice. Zak Crawley has scored a fifty but, barring that one knock, has scores of 9, 8, 5, 13 and 0 in the ongoing sub-continent stretch.
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newscricket3 hours ago

Want to win three T20 World Cup titles, that is the goal, reveals Chris Gayle 

West Indies great Chris Gayle has made his intentions clear and stated that he is targeting to win his third T20 World Cup title this year in India. He also added that he doesn't have any hesitations in playing for West Indies, and agreed to feature for them when he was asked by the board.
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newscricket3 hours ago

Reports | Jasprit Bumrah likely to miss out on the England ODI series due to personal reasons

According to reports from Cricbuzz, Jasprit Bumrah is likely to miss the three-match ODI series against England in Pune due to personal reasons, after missing the fourth Test. The same reports also added that BCCI confirmed spinner Varun Chakravarthy has failed the required fitness test.
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newscricket4 hours ago

Reports | Rashid Khan set to miss the first Test against Zimbabwe 

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is likely to miss out on the first Test against Zimbabwe, owing to a finger injury he picked during the 2021 PSL if reports are to be believed. Afghanistan will be playing a two-match Test series against Zimbabwe starting on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Expect the English team to punch back really hard after the loss, expresses Jeetan Patel

On the back of England’s loss in Ahmedabad, Jeetan Patel has expressed that he expects the visitors to punch back really hard in the fourth Test, which would decide the fate of the series. He also insisted that England got on the wrong side of the pitch, which spun really early on in the innings.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Shouldn't take anything away from their spinners by talking ill about the wicket, reckons Jack Leach

English left-arm spinner Jack Leach has asserted that one shouldn't take anything away from the Indian spinners by saying bad things about the pitches as he feels they have bowled really well. However, he said, as a cricket fan, it would be better if a Test match lasts longer than two days.
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newscricket17 hours ago

PSL 2021 | Fawad Ahmed tests COVID positive; Islamabad-Quetta game postponed 

The Monday game between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators has been postponed and will now be played on Tuesday after Islamabad's leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed tested COVID positive. Fortunately for Islamabad United, other members of the side returned with negative tests, which comes as a relief.
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newscricket18 hours ago

IND vs ENG | India shouldn't be scared, should prepare fair pitches, claims Shoaib Akhtar 

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has reckoned that India shouldn't be scared and should prepare good wickets as they don't need to prepare these rank turners to win. He also added the Kohli-led India are a better and bigger side than this and can beat England on any sort of wicket.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Modern-day hero Virat Kohli has defined India’s new-attitude, applauds Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh, in a documentary, mentioned that Virat Kohli represents India’s new attitude and insisted that his Indian team never gets intimidated by the opponent before calling him a modern-day hero. Dravid, on the other hand, stated that the system backs the development of youngsters.
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newscricket18 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Loved watching Axar Patel bowl; hopefully pitches stay the same in Asia, opines Ashton Agar 

Australian spinner Ashton Agar has asserted that he loved watching the Indian left-arm spinner Axar Patel in action and would love to see turners in the sub-continent going ahead as well. Earlier, Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon had also come out in support of the Indian wickets.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Great to see David Warner back in the Blues’ outfit after the rehabilitation, states Phil Jacques

NSW’s coach Phil Jacques has stated that it is great to see the return of David Warner in the blues outfit, after the opener had spent time recovering his fitness, following his injury troubles. While not just that, Jacques also added that the southpaw has worked immensely hard on his rehab.
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featurecricket20 hours ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 | An in-depth low-down of the group stages

Only 9 teams remain in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 7 of those sides - Gujarat, Mumbai, Saurashtra, Andhra, Karnataka, UP and Kerala - having already booked their place in the quarter-final. Delhi will take on Uttarakhand to decide the final quarter-finalist in what has been a humdinger of a season.
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newscricket20 hours ago

WI vs SL | We must know our final 15 or 16 going into the World Cup, states Phil Simmons 

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has emphasized that West Indies must know their final 15 or 16 players going into the T20 World Cup in India, which will be played later this year. He also added that Chris Gayle looks fitter than before while fast bowler Fidel Edwards has also done well.
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newscricket21 hours ago

Marcus Trescothick appointed as England's full-time batting coach

Former English opener Marcus Trescothick has been named as the England's new Elite Batting Coach as confirmed by the ECB on Monday. Apart from him, Jon Lewis and Jeetan Patel were also appointed as the elite pace bowling and spin bowling coaches of the side respectively and will soon join the setup.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs ENG | Don’t think the pitch will be any different from the third Test, expresses Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has expressed that he doesn’t think the pitch for the fourth Test would be any different from the third one in Ahmedabad, with the pitch still expected to assist spinners. From a team’s perspective, he also insisted that there would be no changes in the team combinations.
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newscricketa day ago

Happy that Ashwin is finally getting the recognition after years, states Saba Karim

Saba Karim, post-Ashwin’s 400th Test wicket, stated that he is finally happy with the fact that the off-spinner is getting the recognition he deserves after years of international cricket. He also added that that the all-rounder is now coming forward as a true match-winner for the team.
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newscricketa day ago

NZ vs AUS | Wellington to host reminder of New Zealand’s double-header

Due to the lockdown in Auckland, owing to COVID-19, New Zealand’s remaining double-headers would now be rescheduled to Wellington, to complete the respective series. On top of that, all six matches, under the circumstances would be played behind closed doors, owing to the COVID scare.
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