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newscricket9 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Batsmen needed to show intent to thrive in Ahmedabad wicket, reveals Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, who ended as the highest run-getter in the third Test, asserted that it was imperative for batsmen to show intent to excel in an ‘interesting pitch’ in the third Test and acknowledged that he did it to great effect. Rohit further claimed that the Ahmedabad pitch had ‘no demons’.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IND vs ENG | The pitch was completely fine according to me, insists Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has opined that there were no demons on the wicket for the batsmen and it was a typical Indian wicket where the odd ball turned in. The Indian opener has further added that it was a good learning curve for the Indian batting unit as a whole on how to bat on such wickets.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IND vs ENG | They call me Wasim bhai because they feel my arm ball is very lethal, reveals Axar Patel

Axar Patel has stated that Rishabh Pant calls him Wasim Bhai is because of his arm ball that resembles the action of the great Wasim Akram. The Gujarat all-rounder has also added that he wanted the English batsmen to go for shots and commit errors after he created pressure with his accuracy.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IND vs ENG | England will ‘use this hurt’ and come back as a better team in final Test, states Joe Root

Joe Root admitted that his side failed to capitalize on openings in the game, but asserted that the Three Lions will use this thrashing as motivation and come back strong in the final Test. Root attested that England won’t have ‘any baggages from the previous games’ heading into the final Test.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Don't think the quality of batting from both sides was up to the standards, asserts Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has stated that the quality of batting from both sides was not up to the standards as the batsmen failed to apply themselves on the wicket, with the non-turning ones deceiving more batsmen. Kohli has further lauded Ravichandran Ashwin, who picked the 400th wicket of his Test career.
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newscricket10 hours ago

Might not have played the Australia series had Jadeja not been injured, admits Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, who today joined the elusive 400-club, admitted that fate had a hand in his resurrection and conceded that he might not have been a part of the Australia tour if not for Ravindra Jadeja’s injury. Ashwin also asserted that, at this point in time, he is bowling rather beautifully.
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featurecricket11 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Third Test Day 2 Talking Points - The rank-turner lottery and the comical Bairstow gamble

Both England and India played at the pace of TV Umpire C Shamshuddin on Day 2 as remarkably, thanks to a ludicrous 17 wickets falling, the two sides ensured that they got three extra days off. It was death-by-Axar for England, who yet again succumbed to (lack of) spin to hand the hosts victory.
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newscricket15 hours ago

VIDEO | Washington Sundar left shell-shocked as Joe ‘Rootlitharan’ bamboozles him with unplayable peach

On Day 1, all chatter was about how England erred in their team selection by going with a solitary spinner in the form of Jack Leach. Well, it turns out, a fair few people forgot just how lethal Joe Root could be. Doubt his quality? Well, just ask Sundar - he will tell you just how good Root is.
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newscricket15 hours ago

IND vs ENG | The way Rohit plays is very pleasing to the eye, claims Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary has stated that Rohit Sharma looks brilliant to the eye the way he is batting nowadays in the longest format of the game and stated that the opener now understands the value of Test cricket. The former Indian batsman has also added that Rohit is pretty confident in his approach lately.
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newscricket16 hours ago

ECB confirm taking up umpiring issues but haven't raised an official complaint

Post the dodgy-umpiring on the first day of the third Test, ECB confirms that skipper Joe Root and coach Chris Silverwood have taken up the umpiring issues with match referee Javagal Srinath. However, the board also added no official complaint has been raised from the visitors’ side.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Prithvi Shaw’s ‘classy’ double century in Vijay Hazare Trophy

After suffering a lean period in the IPL and in Australia, Prithvi Shaw has come back to the sublime form that he has been known for, with a double century against Pondicherry in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. The innings consisted of classy strokes and powerful hits in equal measures.
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newscricket18 hours ago

IND vs ENG | If England get Rohit early on day 2, they are in with a chance, states Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar, following the first day’s play, stated that England have a chance of making a comeback in the game if they get Rohit Sharma dismissed early on the second day. He also added that India’s decision to send Ajinkya Rahane in the night signalled India’s high confidence level.
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newscricket18 hours ago

NZ vs AUS | Pretty strong performance from us; Sams and Stoinis were incredible, expresses Kane Williamson

After a close-win over Australia, Kane Williamson expressed that it was a pretty strong performance from the BlackCaps but also stated that both Sams and Stoinis were incredible. While insisting that it is tough to defend a target at the venue, Williamson credited Guptill for his knock.
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newscricket21 hours ago

BCCI and ECB have been supportive of tours unlike Cricket Australia, reckons Graeme Smith

CSA’s Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith has reckoned that India and England’s cricketing boards have been supportive of future tours with South Africa unlike Australia, which didn’t accept any terms. He also added that complaint against CA with the ICC is a message clear and loud.
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newscricket21 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Should have got a few more runs; 200 would have been competitive, states Zak Crawley

Zak Crawley, the only English batsman to have shown a fight, stated that the visitors should have got themselves to 200 runs, which he believes would have been competitive. The opener also insisted that umpiring in the game has to be more consistent, in terms of usage of technology.
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featurecricket21 hours ago

England have every right to be furious with the unacceptable Third Umpire gaffes - where is the competence?

3 months ago, we wrote why the ICC will soon be introducing a ‘fifth umpire’ to make up for the incompetence of the Third Umpire. We made the suggestion on a light-hearted note, but, in the wake of the happenings in the ongoing IND-ENG series, the ICC might have to unironically implement the same.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa day ago

Mohammed Rizwan, Fawad Alam promoted to PCB Grade A and C contracts respectively in fresh upgrade

Mohammed Rizwan, who is enjoying the form of his life, has been upgraded to the Grade A category, becoming only the fourth player in the Elite Group after Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, and Shaheen Shah Afridi. Meanwhile, Fawad Alam, who has made a roaring comeback to Test cricket, is promoted to C Grade.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs ENG | Aim is always to bowl wicket-to-wicket, states Axar Patel

Axar Patel, who rattled England by picking his second consecutive five-fer, has asserted that it’s important to capitalize on the momentum and added that he always has a solitary goal, which is to bowl stump-to-stump. Axar further said that on turning tracks, 85-90 kmph is ‘optimum speed’.
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featurecricketa day ago

IND vs ENG | 3rd Test Day 1 Talking Points - Axar’s invincibility and England’s flummoxing approach

For two months the narrative that England would dominate India in the pink-ball Test was being pushed, but well, it took the visitors all of two hours to debunk the same. In what was a horror evening at the Narendra Modi Stadium, England all but batted themselves out of WTC Final contention.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs ENG | Comments from Joe Root about my departure was an honest mistake, claims Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali stated that Joe Root's comment that 'Moeen chose to go home' was an honest mistake and the issue was sorted straight away that day. The English off-spinning all-rounder further added that some people make the statement bigger than what it was and he had no issues with that.
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