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featurecricket2 days ago

Takeaways for India from County XI game ft. The KL Rahul show, Pujara-Agarwal conundrum and Jadeja > Vihari

Playing a tour game ahead of any Test series was the norm before, with the world in the right order. But ever since the pandemic, most of the teams have been forced to prepare for any series with intra-squad games instead, something that India were also subject to, ahead of the WTC finale.
Harshit Anand
newscricket6 days ago

Reports | Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha set to be available for the first Test against England

With reports suggesting that Rishabh Pant has already completed his ten-day isolation period, it is suggested that the duo of Wriddhiman Saha and Pant are expected to be available for the first Test. Alongside that, the reports also insisted that Pant has been recovering well from the virus.
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featurecricket9 days ago

Sri Lanka tour is Prithvi Shaw’s opportunity to break into India's World T20 squad, opines Santosh Pingulkar

Prithvi Shaw's childhood coach Santosh Pingulkar has stated that the upcoming white-ball tour of Sri Lanka would be a blueprint for his ward's selection in the Indian team for the World T20. He also talked about the opener's chances of making a Test comeback after the display in Australia.
Viransh Shah
newscricket14 days ago

Brad Hogg omits Dhawan and Iyer from his India XI for WT20; picks KL Rahul in middle-order

Renowned expert Brad Hogg has picked his Indian XI for the WT20 and has opted to open with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, omitting IPL orange cap-holder Shikhar Dhawan altogether from the side. Rahul, SKY and Pant constitute Hogg’s middle-order, while there is no place for Shreyas Iyer.
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featurecricket14 days ago

How different was Cricket the last time India toured Sri Lanka? Well, quite different

There was a time not too long ago that India toured Sri Lanka - and vice versa - so often that a bilateral series between the two sides made fans cry.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket18 days ago

Woakes achieves career-best 3rd spot in ODIs; KL Rahul climbs to sixth spot in T20Is

As per the latest ICC rankings, English pacer Chris Woakes has jumped to the third slot in the ODIs, while David Willey and Tom Curran also moved up post the series against Sri Lanka. As far as T20Is are concerned, the Indian duo of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are ranked fifth and sixth respectively.
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newscricket20 days ago

Shikhar Dhawan will be hard to ignore come WT20 if he racks up runs in SL tour, claims Aakash Chopra

Renowned expert Aakash Chopra believes that the selectors will have a ‘sweet headache’ with regards to picking the openers for the WT20 should Shikhar Dhawan end up having a prolific series against Sri Lanka. Chopra, however, pipped Rahul to win the battle, with Kohli slotting in at No.3.
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newscricket21 days ago

ENG vs IND | Don’t think India needs a third option with Rahul and Agarwal in the squad, states Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, following the reports of inclusion of Prithvi Shaw in the England squad, has stated that he doesn’t think there is a need for a third option with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal already in the squad. He also called the reports an insult to the openers already selected for the tour.
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newscricket21 days ago

ENG vs IND | Mayank Agarwal should replace Gill given his impressive career, opines Deep Dasgupta 

Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta has batted for Mayank Agarwal as a replacement for the injured Shubman Gill for the five-match Test series against England. He also added KL Rahul hasn't paid much attention to his defensive technique and should only bat in the middle-order in Tests.
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newscricket23 days ago

Virat Kohli has the unbelievable ability to carry and pull others to 200% capacity, attests KL Rahul

KL Rahul, in praise of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, has attested that the Indian skipper has the unbelievable ability to carry the others and pull them from 100 to 200. He also lavishly praised former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, adding that any of the Indian players would take a bullet for him.
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