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featurecricket5 days ago

Rahul Chahar's new 'bold' avatar adds new dynamic to India's spin hunt

From boasting the best spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in white-ball cricket to struggling to find even one quality attacking spin option in T20Is, India's stocks have been on a sharp decline of late. But the recent rise of Rahul Chahar presents promising signs for Indian cricket.
Harshit Anand
newscricket8 days ago

BCCI announce Annual Player Contracts for 2020-21; Kuldeep Yadav demoted to ‘C’ grade

The BCCI have announced the Annual Player Contracts for Team India for the 2020/21 calendar year, in which both Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvenshwar Kumar have received demotions. Kohli, Bumrah and Rohit have been awarded the highest grade, while Hardik Pandya has also been promoted to ‘A’ category.
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newscricket10 days ago

IPL 2021 | See nothing wrong with Kuldeep Yadav, opines Harbhajan Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh has asserted that he doesn't see anything wrong with his fellow franchise spinner Kuldeep Yadav. He also reflected on bowling just a solidarity over against SRH in Chennai and stated that he was looking to bowl more overs in the encounter.
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newscricket22 days ago

Important that I keep improving my skills and be as accurate as possible, admits Kuldeep Yadav

After a disastrous ODI leg against England, Kuldeep Yadav has admitted that it is important for him to keep improving his skills and be as accurate as possible. Kuldeep also admitted that it was a struggle for him to get into a good rhythm after being in and out of the various squads till then.
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newscricket23 days ago

IPL 2021 | My intention is to play well and enjoy cricket with KKR, admits Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh, who found a new team in KKR, has admitted that his intentions are to go out and play his natural game and enjoy cricket with the franchise. While admitting that expectations are part of the stint, he added as a 40-year-old he knows his fitness levels and what exactly has to be done.
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newscricket23 days ago

Still areas of concern in white-ball cricket for India, need to identify wicket-taking spinner, asserts VVS Laxman

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman has asserted that there are still areas that the Indian team needs to work on in limited-overs cricket and feels there's a need for a wicket-taking spinner in middle-overs. He also had high praise for India's gloveman Rishabh Pant, who turned his fortunes around.
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featurecricketa month ago

Game Plan | How India can clinch the third ODI and the series against England 

India and England. Two of the best ODI sides in the world. Both teams are not at their full strength but given the resources they have, it's been a high-octane series with everything hinging on the final ODI. Unlike the last two ODI series, India will finally want to turn tables with a series win.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | Kuldeep Yadav needs to chin up and get stronger, these things happen, advises Dinesh Karthik 

Kuldeep Yadav's former KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik has advised him to accept what happened to him in the second ODI and come back stronger as, he believes, these things are part and parcel of the game. DK also felt that the Men in Blue missed a trick by not starting with a pacer against Ben Stokes.
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featurecricketa month ago

IND vs ENG 1st ODI Takeaways | India’s rigid approach up top and Krunal Pandya’s self-confidence

It was a game that ebbed and flowed so much as England found themselves at a comfortable position of chasing it all much ahead of the scheduled time. However, that is the beauty of cricket, as the Indian pacers made everyone realize, with wickets falling in a heap and England conceding the game.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | India must play Kuldeep and Chahal in the spin department, urges Aakash Chopra

Ahead of the first ODI against England, Aakash Chopra has urged the Indian management to pick the spin duo ‘KulCha’ instead of giving a debut to Krunal Pandya as the second spinner. Chopra also questioned the squad selection, including the omission of Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, and Axar Patel.
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