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newscricket16 days ago

Small innovations are fine, but five-day Test cricket is romance, states Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag has said that while he is supportive of minor innovations like names on jerseys and pink ball Tests, he cannot be for the soul of 5-day Tests being changed. With his remarks, Sehwag has joined the likes of Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri in backing the traditional format.
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newscricketa month ago

India and Australia two best Test team right now, admits Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan admitted that India and Australia are the two best teams when it comes to the Test format in World cricket at the moment. Further, Vaughan added that he was dead confused about the ICC ranking system and added that the system is full of garbage while talking about England's ranking.
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newscricket2 months ago

Concussion substitute decision must be left to umpire and physio, not batsman, says Harsha Bhogle

Prominent commentator and cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle has voiced his opinion on whether a concussion substitute should be used must be left to the umpire and team physio and not the batsman himself. Bangladesh was forced to use two substitutes during the second Test against India in Kolkata.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC Test Championship | India take an almost inimitable lead of 180 in 2019 after home series against SA

India have secured a lead of 180 runs, what seems unassailable at the moment, in the inaugural edition of the ICC Test Championship. Australia, with four Tests remaining in 2019, might be the only contenders for the top spot if they win all games and India lose their remaining two.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND v SA | George Linde added to South Africa squad as Keshav Maharaj ruled out of third Test

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has been ruled out of the third and final Test against India in Ranchi with a shoulder injury. Maharaj, who picked up a lone wicket and scored 94 runs in the 2nd Test, will be replaced by left-arm spinner George Linde.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND v SA | We look for answers, not excuses, maybe that’s why we keep improving, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli believes that the reason the Indian team keeps on improving their record in Test cricket is that they hunt for answers and not offer excuses. India are on top of the ICC Test Championship table with 160 points, but Kohli said that he would prefer double points for away wins.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND v SA | Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara took the game away from us, admits Faf du Plessis

South African captain Faf du Plessis admitted that it was the partnership between Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara in the second innings that took the game away from them. South Africa was bundled out for 191 after Rohit and Pujara’s 169-run partnership helped India set a 394-run lead.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND v SA | Ishant Sharma and I simply planned to keep attacking the stumps, reveals Mohammad Shami

After proving to be India’s second innings hero once again with a five-fer, Mohammad Shami revealed that he and Ishant Sharma only planned on attacking the stumps. Shami’s spell, assisted by cracks and variable bounce, was crucial to India bowling out South Africa on day five at Vizag.
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newscricket4 months ago

Can’t compare myself with Virat Kohli, but to know I averaging 60 is great, says Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari has admitted although he cannot be compared with Virat Kohli that it is a great feeling to know that his first-class average is seven more than the Indian skipper. After a successful tour of West Indies, Vihari is eagerly preparing for his debut home season in international cricket.
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newscricket4 months ago

Ready to challenge other teams in ICC World Test Championship, says Sarfaraz Ahmed

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is confident about their chances in the ICC World Test Championship as they are scheduled to being their campaign in November. The team has faced a lot of ups and downs since the retirement of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq but Sarfraz feels the batsmen are now ready.
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