newscricketa year ago

Faiz Fazal still waiting on sidelines for a ODI place after scoring 55 on his ODI debut in 2016

Vidarbha batsman Faiz Fazal is still waiting to play the second ODI of his international career after scoring 55 on his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2016. Fazal has scored 8404 runs in 125 first-class matches at 41.39, 3452 runs in 107 List-A fixtures and 1273 runs in 66 Domestic T20 fixtures.
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newscricketa year ago

SMAT 2021-22 | Vidarbha bowler Akshay Karnewar bowls four maiden overs in record-breaking T20 feat

Vidarbha bowler Akshay Karnewar scripted a historic T20 world record by bowling four maiden overs, producing figures of 4-4-0-2 against Manipur in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT) on Monday. A day later on Tuesday, Akshay claimed a hat-trick against Sikkim, where he ended with figures of 4-1-5-4.
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newscricket2 years ago

Faiz Fazal steps away from T20 cricket to enable development of youngsters

Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal will not partake in the forthcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and has decided to call it a day from T20 cricket to give youngsters the platform to shine and develop. Fazal, who has played 66 T20s in his career, led Vidarbha to a third-place finish in Group B in SMAT 2019.
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newscricket2 years ago

Wanted to coach Vidarbha but they didn’t receive my call or messages, reveals Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer has revealed that although Vidarbha was his first preference for coaching, VCA Vice-president Prashant Vaidya didn’t receive his call nor did he respond to his messages. Jaffer has further added that he looks up to Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Chandrakant Pandit for coaching philosophy.
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newscricket2 years ago

Umesh Yadav's hustle prior to 2009 Duleep Trophy showed his determination, recalls Faiz Fazal

Faiz Fazal has recalled an incident from 2009 when Umesh Yadav and he were picked to play for Central Zone, when the pacer had reached the airport on his brother’s bike. The Vidarbha captain also remembered that Yadav was carrying a suitcase in one hand and his cricket kit on the other.
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newscricket2 years ago

Picking Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman’s wickets gave me confidence, recalls Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav has revealed that picking up the wickets of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in his five-wicket spell during the 2008-09 Duleep Trophy encounter between Central Zone and South Zone gave him confidence. He also added that prior to the clash, he was scared of bowling to the legendary duo.
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newscricket3 years ago

Two years of first-class cricket should be mandatory before playing IPL, suggests Chandrakant Pandit

Chandrakant Pandit feels that youngsters, after securing fat IPL checks, often lose their head and believes that they would need to be exposed to two years of first-class cricket before given an IPL opportunity. Pandit feels Ranji performances should be considered as important as IPL cameos.
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newscricket3 years ago

Reports | Wasim Jaffer to replace Chandrakant Pandit as Vidarbha head coach

A couple of days after Chandrakant Pandit exited Vidarbha coaching role for Madhya Pradesh, reports have emerged that Wasim Jaffer might replace the Mumbaikar in the role. Jaffer, who played the last two years of his first-class career with Vidarbha, retired from the sport earlier this year.
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newscricket3 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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newscricket3 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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