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newscricket7 months ago

Naman Ojha calls it a day from all formats of cricket

Former Indian wicket-keeper Naman Ojha has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday, bringing curtains down on a 20-year-long career. Ojha, who played for India in all three formats of the game, has the record of effecting most dismissals behind the stumps in Ranji Trophy.
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newscricketa year ago

Want to focus on my batting for Madhya Pradesh, asserts Naman Ojha

Naman Ojha has said that he wants to focus on his batting at this point of time and hence wants to get some relief from his wicketkeeping duties for Madhya Pradesh. After Devendra Bundela retired in 2018, the 36-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was named the captain of the state team.
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newscricket2 years ago

Nobody expected Vidarbha to win back-to-back Ranji titles when I joined, says Chandrakant Pandit

Chandrakant Pandit, one of the most successful coaches in domestic cricket, reckons nobody expected his Vidarbha side to clinch back-to-back Ranji Trophy titles when he took over in 2017. Under Pandit, Vidarbha not only won their only two Ranji titles, they also backed it up Irani Trophy triumphs.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2020-21 | Chandrakant Pandit named Madhya Pradesh coach

Domestic cricket’s most successful coach Chandrakant Pandit has been named the head coach of the Madhya Pradesh team for the upcoming season. Madhya Pradesh finished seventh last season, while Pandit led the Vidarbha side to successive Ranji Trophy triumphs in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Saurashtra set up quarter-final clash against Andhra

Saurashtra set up a quarter-final clash against Andhra Pradesh, set to be played at Ongole from February 20, after they earned a draw and three points against Tamil Nadu in Rajkot. Elsewhere, Himachal crushed their hosts UP by 386 runs, while Mumbai were forced to settle for a draw against MP.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Karun Nair leads Karnataka into quarter-finals

A captain’s knock from Karun Nair led Karnataka to an emphatic eight-wicket win over Baroda to seal their quarter-final spot in the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season. Elsewhere, Himachal Pradesh and Mumbai inched closer to wins in their respective clashes against Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Karnataka-Baroda clash hangs in balance; Himachal, Mumbai in command

The match between Karnataka and Baroda at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru hung in the balance as the visitors took a 60-run lead in the second innings with half their side back in the hut. Elsewhere, Himachal and Mumbai gained control of their matches against UP and MP respectively.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B -  MP become Sarfaraz Khan’s latest victim

Madhya Pradesh became the latest team to be on the receiving end of a Sarfaraz Khan onslaught on day one of their final round clash against Mumbai. Elsewhere, UP and Himachal, and Saurashtra and Tamil Nadu played out an evenly-contested day, while Karnataka took a first-innings lead against Baroda.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Saurashtra lower order holds on for three points

Saurashtra’s lower order batsmen — Kamlesh Makvana and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja — held their nerves to clinch three points for their side in the eighth round clash against Mumbai. Elsewhere, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh also earned draws against Karnataka and Railways respectively.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Tamil Nadu crush Baroda, reignites QF hopes

Tamil Nadu’s hammering of Baroda by an innings and 57 runs in the eighth round clash has reignited their hopes of qualifying for this season’s quarter-finals. Elsewhere, Suryakumar Yadav’s quickfire century pushed Mumbai’s lead to 212 runs against Saurashtra on day three at Rajkot.
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