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IND vs AUS | Selecting KL Rahul in the Test side sets bad precedent, opines Sanjay Manjrekar

Renowned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has expressed his displeasure over the red-ball selection of KL Rahul and believes recalling a player for Tests based on IPL form sets a bad precedent. Manjrekar feels selectors forgetting about Rahul’s ‘abject failures’ is a slap to the Ranji performers.
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newssports4 hours ago

Indian team support staff enter Dubai bio-bubble; to kick-start preparations with Pujara and Vihari

Ravi Shastri, Vikram Rathour and other support staff of the Indian cricket team have reached Dubai to start their six-day Quarantine period in the special bio-bubble created for them. Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari will land in Dubai shortly and start preparing at ICC Academy after Quarantine.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Rahane doesn’t fit into Delhi’s team, Prithvi Shaw needs to come back, feels Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar feels that Ajinkya Rahane’s style of batting does, unfortunately, not suit the needs of the Delhi Capitals side and thus batted for the re-inclusion of young Prithvi Shaw up top. Agarkar further hoped for Delhi to trust Axar more after the left-arm-spinner bowled just one over vs KKR.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2020 | KKR can take inspiration from KXIP’s turnaround, feels Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle has asserted that Kolkata Knight Riders can spin their season around by taking inspiration from Kings XI Punjab’s majestic performances and stated that it is very much possible. He has also added that Arshdeep Singh and Chris Jordan have ensured some pressure taken off Mohammed Shami.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Indian cricket fans deserve transparency about Rohit Sharma’s injury, claims Sunil Gavaskar

Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has come down hard on the BCCI for beating around the bush with regards to Rohit Sharma’s fitness, after the board omitted the opener from the Australia tour owing to ‘injury’. Gavaskar’s comments come on the back of Rohit hitting the nets for Mumbai.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Was a conscious plan yesterday to show intent, reveals Shubman Gill

KKR’s Shubman Gill, who struck an aggressive 57 versus KXIP on Monday, revealed that his role, in general, is to anchor the innings but there was a conscious plan yesterday to show intent from ball one. Gill further rued the loss of wickets and admitted that KKR could have done better in the middle.
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newscricket6 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Very confident that MS Dhoni will lead CSK in 2021, claims Kasi Viswanathan

CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has insisted that MS Dhoni will turn up for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League, to be played in April 2021, possibly in India. Viswanathan has also added that this was just a bad year and CSK have no need to change the entire system.
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newscricket15 hours ago

IPL 2020 | This is the hungriest I have ever seen Chris Gayle play, proclaims KL Rahul

KL Rahul has insisted that he had never seen Chris Gayle so hungry for runs in his career and added that it was really a tough decision not to play him from the beginning, Rahul has also added that it was a complete team performance that led to the ongoing Kings XI Punjab resurgence.
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newscricket15 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Knew I needed to take pressure off Mandeep by hitting sixes, reveals Chris Gayle

Universe Boss Chris Gayle, whose 25-ball 50 handed KXIP their fifth win on the bounce, claimed that he understood that going after the bowling was the need of the hour, with Mandeep Singh playing anchor. Walking in at 47/1 in the 8th over, Gayle smashed 5 sixes to help take KXIP over the line.
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newscricket16 hours ago

IPL 2020 | This knock is for my dad, expresses Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh has dedicated his match-winning knock against Kolkata Knight Riders to his deceased father who passed away last week. Mandeep has also added that his father always used to tell him to remain not out and he was very proud of pulling the win off for the team, following his dad's advice.
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