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newscricket5 hours ago

BCCI to confirm players for Asia XI game only after proper workload assessment

The BCCI will confirm the availability of Indian players, including skipper Virat Kohli, for the T20 series between Asia XI and World XI only after a proper workload assessment. India will be facing South Africa for a three-game ODI series, after returning from New Zealand, ahead of the IPL.
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newscricket6 hours ago

IPL 2020 | MS Dhoni needs to play more matches to play T20 World Cup, admits Kapil Dev

Former World Cup winning Captain Kapil Dev feels MS Dhoni should play a few international matches to be considered for selection in India's T20 World Cup squad. Dev adds he is not excited about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's return to action during the IPL, saying the league is for future stars.
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newscricket7 hours ago

Sachin Tendulkar was slightly easier to bowl to than Brian Lara, reveals Glenn McGrath

Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath says that Brian Lara was slightly harder to bowl to than Sachin Tendulkar. The recently turned 50 cricketer was of the opinion that Lara was more difficult to bowl than Tendulkar even though he got out Lara 15 times and Sachin 13 times overall.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Don't take part in IPL if you feel burnt out, suggests Kapil Dev

Former India captain Kapil Dev said that players who are regulars in the Indian team can give the IPL a miss if they think that the international calendar is too cramped. Kapil adds players need to be giving their best for the country because they put a lot of energy in franchise cricket.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Will bat at No 3 in IPL to make an Indian team return with runs, reveals Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey who has successfully captained Karnataka and batted two or three-down for the team in the short formats this season says he wouldn't want to change much he will bat at No 3 for Sunrisers in IPL and give himself more opportunity. He further wants to carry his form into the World Cup.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Virat Kohli is at his best when he is riled up, reveals Gautam Gambhir

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir is of the opinion that skipper Virat Kohli is at his best when he is all charged up. Impressed by the good-natured New Zealand cricketers, Virat had said that if his side were to share the number one ICC Test spot with any team, it will be the Black Caps.
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newscricket12 hours ago

Reports | Ishant Sharma set to miss second Test; Umesh Yadav likely to replace him

Following his heroic performance in the opening Test, the pacer Ishant Sharma is set to be sidelined for the second Test with a recurrence of pain in the same ankle that he injured last month. The reports added that Umesh Yadav is in line to replace him for the second Test, starting Saturday.
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newscricket13 hours ago

Happy to have done well for India this season despite limited opportunities, reveals Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey has revealed that he is happy with his returns this season despite his limited opportunities at the international level for India. Pandey, who has been in and around the game for more than a decade now, added that he chooses to stay in the present and build toward a better future.
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newscricket14 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Rishabh Pant edges Wriddhiman Saha because of his batting, admits Ravi Shastri

Ahead of the Saturday Test in Hagley Oval, Ravi Shastri has said that Pant edges the experienced keeper Saha purely on the basis of his batting form. The Indian coach also admitted that the decision regarding Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja depends on the conditions and team combinations.
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newscricket14 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Prithvi Shaw is ready and fit to play second Test, reveals Ravi Shastri

On Friday, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri confirmed that the opener Prithvi Shaw is ready and fit after swelling on his left foot in the training session to take part in the second Test. Shastri has also affirmed that the Indian team is mentally and physically tuned in for the Saturday Test.
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