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newscricket5 days ago

Twitter reacts to Prithvi Shaw’s ‘outlandish’ throw to catch Rohit Sharma off-guard

When Saini walked back to the dressing room with an apparent injury, it was widely expected that Prithvi Shaw would do a better job in the field. However, an active Shaw who got to the ball quickly unleashed an outlandish throw catching Rohit off-guard as he tumbled down to the ground.
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newscricket7 days ago

Reports | India contemplating four-man pace attack if Ashwin’s fitness deteriorates

While the talks of Washington Sundar replacing Ravindra Jadeja was evident for the all-rounder spot, team India are contemplating to feature a four-man pace attack at the Gabba if Ravichandran Ashwin is deemed unfit. The report also suggested that either way, Kuldeep Yadav might not feature.
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newscricket7 days ago

Reports | Washington Sundar in line to make his Test debut against Aussies at the Gabba

Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sundar who stayed back in Indian squad after white-ball series may well make his Test debut in the series decider at the Gabba. Prithvi Shaw is also likely to play if Mayank Agarwal fails to recover from the injury scare he got at the nets ahead of the next Test.
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featurecricket13 days ago

Assiduous Mayank Agarwal has all the reason to be hard-done-by with the snub

Well before Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir stepped onto the field as the openers, India’s struggle with openers in the longest format was well-documented, with several openers tried and tested. And since they left, the problem has not just resurfaced but continued to haunt the management.
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newscricket25 days ago

IND vs AUS | Jadeja and Pant return to playing XI for Boxing Day clash; Siraj and Gill debut

Ahead of the Boxing Day clash against Australia, India have announced their playing XI, which has seen the return of Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant instead of Saha and Shaw. Meanwhile, the duo of Mohammed Siraj and Shubman Gill are slated to make their debuts for India in the second Test.
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newscricketa month ago

Unlike Shaw, Sehwag had the luxury of batting in a strong lineup on flat pitches, opines Aakash Chopra

Renowned expert Aakash Chopra believes that the Prithvi Shaw - Virender Sehwag comparisons are flawed, and feels that people are often thrusting false narratives to make a case against the youngster. Chopra also believes people are subconsciously wanting Shaw to fail for self-satisfaction.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | MCG pitch will suit Prithvi Shaw’s batting style more, proclaims Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey has proclaimed that MCG pitch will suit Prithvi Shaw’s batting style more in comparison to the Adelaide, which had more bounce and seam. He also cited Joe Burns’ example as to how the Indian management can instil faith in changing Shaw’s confidence by selecting him for the MCG Test.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | No two ways about Shubman Gill replacing Prithvi Shaw, states Gundappa Viswanath

Gundappa Viswanath has stated that there are no two ways about the Indian management replacing out-of-form Prithvi Shaw with Shubman Gill. He also insisted that the team should leave the loss behind and pull up their socks while adding that a lot of application would be essential for winning.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Gill didn't seem overawed in ODIs, can be a potential change at the top, opines Glenn McGrath

Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath seemed impressed with Shubman Gill as he suggested his name for a spot at the top after his lone ODI appearance on the tour. He added that the youngster didn't seem bogged down by the big stage and looked really positive with the bat in the only ODI he played.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | Rahul, Gill, Pant and Siraj in line to make India XI for Boxing Day Test

India could make as many as four changes for the second Test at the MCG on Boxing Day, with the quartet of KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Mohammad Siraj all slated to come into the side. While the situation over Jadeja is unclear, MSK Prasad has called for Vihari to bat at No.4.
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