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newscricket2 months ago

India to play England, South Africa and Bangladesh away in 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle

The ICC has released the schedule for the 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle that will commence next month, and has confirmed that India will be playing England, South Africa and Bangladesh away. The council has also changed the points system, with each Test now accounting for 12 points.
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newscricket3 months ago

Aakash Chopra picks his World XI to take on New Zealand; leaves out Kohli and Babar

Indian cricket expert Aakash Chopra has named his World XI to take on the WTC winners New Zealand and decided against picking Indian and Pakistan skippers Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. Only three Indians could make it to his side in the form of Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant.
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newscricket3 months ago

WTC Final | Always against picking Jadeja as batsman, it backfired against NZ, asserts Sanjay Manjrekar 

Indian cricket expert Sanjay Manjrekar has stated that picking Ravindra Jadeja for his batting, something he has always been against, backfired in the WTC Final against New Zealand. He also added that had India picked Hanuma Vihari, they might well have ended with a better score.
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newscricket3 months ago

WTC Final | No wickets from Bumrah was the biggest setback for India, declares Wasim Jaffer 

Former Indian Test opener Wasim Jaffer has highlighted Jasprit Bumrah's wicketless display in the WTC final against New Zealand as the biggest setback for India. He was also not impressed with the way India batted in the second innings and felt they should have been more positive.
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newscricket3 months ago

WTC Final | It's a massive moment, winning this final feels surreal, expresses Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson, who played a key part in New Zealand's WTC title win, stated that winning the final is a massive moment for him and the whole experience feels surreal. He also added that to get Virat Kohli twice in the Test was great given he's a world-class player, and playing at RCB helped.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Trent ‘livid’ Boult having a go at Tim Southee after giving Jadeja a reprieve

Having been reduced to 205/7, the onus was on Ravindra Jadeja, the last recognized batsman to take India to a good total in the first innings on a tricky surface in Southampton. While Trent Boult was en-route celebrating Ravindra Jadeja’s edge to the slips, Tim Southee’s drop made him livid.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Cheteshwar Pujara being ‘smacked’ on his helmet off Wagner’s bowling

It was another day in the office for Cheteshwar Pujara, a slow turtle-like start, where he got his first run after six overs for India. However, after that, Pujara had struck two boundaries before being smacked straight on the helmet by New Zealand’s short-ball specialist Neil Wagner after lunch.
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newscricket3 months ago

Percentage of points won system will continue to remain in force till WTC 2023, states Geoff Allardice

ICC’s acting CEO Geoff Allardice has announced that the International Cricket Council (ICC) will continue to use the ‘percentage of points won’ system for the World Test Championship cycle till 2023. The system was introduced mid-way through the first cycle of WTC after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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newscricket4 months ago

Shubman Gill's weakness of playing away from body can be attacked, proclaims Brad Hogg

Former Australia chinaman spinner Brad Hogg has suggested that Shubman Gill's weakness of playing away from his body can be exploited by the opposition sides. However, he also praised his batting wholeheartedly and stated that he loves Gill's attitude as nothing fazes him in the middle.
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newscricket4 months ago

WTC final | Conditions should suit New Zealand more than India, asserts Pat Cummins 

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins reckons that the conditions in the WTC final will be more suitable for New Zealand in comparison to India. He also recalled the Gabba Test and said given Australia's record, and cracks on Day 5, he thought Australia were going to have a great day.
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