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BCCI plans two U-19 teams to play Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is planning to host a tournament with two different U-19 teams against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in November. No U19 matches have been played since the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020, and the cricket board aims to resume it from November.
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newscricketa month ago

Unmukt Chand retires from Indian cricket at 28

Unmukt Chand, who led India to the 2012 Under-19 World Cup triumph in Australia, announced his retirement from Indian cricket via a Twitter note on Friday. He has signed a three-year deal with USA's Major League Cricket (MLC), where he will join his U19 teammates - Smit Patel and Harmeet Singh.
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newscricket4 months ago

Rahul Dravid knew exactly what to get from us during U-19 tours, points Prithvi Shaw

Recalling his days under the tutelage of Rahul Dravid, Prithvi Shaw has admitted that the Indian legend knew exactly what and how to get the best out of the team during U-19 tours. He also stated that never once during his U-19 days did Dravid ask him to curb his natural instinct and game.
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newscricketa year ago

IPL 2020 | Would like to get Steve Smith out, shares Ravi Bishnoi 

Ahead of his first stint in the IPL, Ravi Bishnoi has shared that he wants the big wicket of Steve Smith, as the Aussie is the number 1 Test batsman who also plays spin really well. Bishnoi added that he has been analyzing games to figure out the best strategy and wants to deliver on the big stage.
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newscricketa year ago

Want to pick Pat Cummins’ brains regarding injuries, says Kamlesh Nagarkoti

India's Under-19 pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who has been out injured for most of the last 2 years, has stated that he wants to consult Pat Cummins on his mindset during the injury period and his motivation for the comeback. He added that he has made adjustments to his bowling to reduce injuries.
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newscricketa year ago

Want to play at least 100-150 Tests for India, asserts Priyam Garg

Young stalwart Priyam Garg, who led India to the U19 World Cup Final earlier this year, has asserted that his goal is to leave a legacy behind in international cricket and thus wants to play at least 100-150 Tests for the country. Garg also revealed that he models his persona around Dhoni.
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newscricketa year ago

Arjun Tendulkar hasn’t been served anything on a platter, claims Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra has stated that there is no nepotism in Indian cricket, citing Arjun Tendulkar’s case, Chopra said that the young pacer hasn’t been served anything on a platter. The former Indian opener further added that had there been nepotism, Rohan Gavaskar would’ve played a lot more.
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newscricketa year ago

Piyush Chawla, Rohit Sharma and Pujara stood out as youngsters, reveals Venkatesh Prasad

Venkatesh Prasad, who had coached the Indian side at the Under-19 World Cup in 2006, revealed that back then, he identified Piyush Chawla, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara as standout talents. Prasad added that he had even asked the BCCI to fast-track the trio as much as they can.
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newscricketa year ago

Always wanted to be like Shane Warne, reveals Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav has admitted that he always wanted to be like Shane Warne and added that he learnt a lot from the latter during India’s tour Down Under. Kuldeep also regrets the fact that he's always underestimated himself in life but admitted that he feels confident after his India debut.
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newscricketa year ago

Idea of involving national coaches in NCA was Rahul Dravid’s, reveals Saba Karim

BCCI’s GM of Cricket Operations Saba Karim has revealed that it was in fact Rahul Dravid’s idea to use the experience and expertise of national coaches in the National Cricket Academy(NCA). This includes Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, Vikram Rathour and R. Sridhar.
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