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featurecricket10 hours ago

Learnings for India from the ENG-SL series ft. Bess/Leach indiscipline and Joe Root’s sweep obsession

England’s tour of Sri Lanka was always going to be a warmup before their showdown versus India, but now that they’ve passed that test with flying colours, there’s plenty to look forward to. India are currently resting, but the tour has provided them with a lot of learnings about their next opponent.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket10 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Still unsure if I’ll be picked for the India Tests, admits Dom Sibley

England opener Dom Sibley, who scored a fine fifty on Monday to steer his country home, expressed that he was relieved to get runs under his belt but admitted that he is still not sure if he’ll be picked for the India Tests. Sibley endured 3 failures before turning his fortunes around in Galle.
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newscricket13 hours ago

Reports | Indian players requested to give COVID Test before entering team hotel for England series

Members of the Indian Cricket Team have reportedly been asked to return a negative COVID-19 result in the next 24 hours before they could enter the team hotel in Chennai ahead of the first Test. The players are expected to enter the team hotel by 27th morning after finishing Covid formalities.
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newscricket13 hours ago

IND vs ENG | India will not be bullied; Kohli has made the team a tough unit, expresses Nasser Hussain

Ahead of England’s series against India, Nasser Hussain has expressed that the hosts won’t be bullied against the Three Lions while crediting the influence of Virat Kohli as the skipper. He insisted that Kohli has made the Men in Blue a tough unit while calling them a ‘formidable’ outfit.
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newscricket17 hours ago

Kartik Tyagi has the potential to be the next devastating Indian pacer, believes Ian Bishop

Former Windies pacer Ian Bishop believes that Kartik Tyagi, who was a net bowler in Australia, has the potential to be the next great Indian pacer, owing to his ability to swing the ball at pace. Tyagi did not feature in the international games, but represented India in the tour game versus Aus A.
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newscricket17 hours ago

Joe Root can play 200 Tests and outscore Sachin Tendulkar, reckons Geoffrey Boycott

Legendary English batsman Geoffrey Boycott believes that Joe Root has the chance to not only eclipse the record of Sir Alastair Cook, but potentially play 200 Tests and outscore Sachin Tendulkar. Root, in Galle, surpassed Boycott’s run tally in Tests to become the country’s 4th highest run-getter.
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newscricket19 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Will be very special if I make my home debut at Chepauk, states Washington Sundar

Following his unexpected debut at the Gabba, Washington Sundar has stated that it would be a surreal feeling to make his home debut on his home turf at Chepauk. He also insisted that growing up as an opener had helped him tackle the Australian bowlers while calling it a blessing to open for India.
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newscricket20 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Rishabh Pant is well aware of his game plan; needs to back himself, states Ajinkya Rahane

After what was a marvellous turnaround, Ajinka Rahane has stated that Rishabh Pant is well aware of his game plan and only needs to back his game from time to time. He also pointed out how it was a clear plan to go with five bowlers despite the Adelaide loss to pick up 20 wickets every time.
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featurecricketa day ago

IPL 2021 Retentions | Talking Points from MI’s retentions and releases ft. Incredible Mumbai and the big Lynn punt

Mumbai Indians are the flagbearer of the Indian Premier League with a kind of presence that would be likened to some of the greatest dynasties in any team sport. The Retention/Release day was nothing but a microcosm of the quality they possess at their disposal and a sign for the future.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa day ago

My career hit an all-time low post the 2019 World Cup, admits Rishabh Pant

India’s Gabba hero Rishabh Pant admitted that his career took a turn for the worse post the 2019 World Cup, but insisted that it was the drive for self-improvement which kept him going. Pant, who orchestrated the Gabba chase, further claimed that, for him, the draw is always the secondary option.
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