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T20 World Cup 2021 | Facing someone of Shaheen Afridi’s pace is a different cup of tea, says Matthew Hayden

Pakistan batting consultant Matthew Hayden believes that facing Shaheen Afridi is a different kind of a challenge for batsman, given the pace he generates. Hayden added that Afridi’s deliveries to dismiss Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul on Sunday were the best he had seen in the last five weeks.
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newscricket13 hours ago

T20 World Cup | Ishan Kishan opening with Rohit Sharma can give the start India are looking for, says Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has said that India can get off to an explosive start if Ishan Kishan opens the batting with Rohit Sharma in the upcoming games. In India’s first match of the T20 World Cup 2021 against Pakistan on Sunday, KL Rahul and Rohit opened the batting and scored 0 and 3 runs respectively.
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newscricket2 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Virat Kohli played a terrific innings under pressure, states Sunil Gavaskar after India lose to Pakistan

Sunil Gavaskar has stated that India captain Virat Kohli played a terrific innings against Pakistan despite losing both openers in the initial overs. The former Indian captain was impressed with the bowling performance of Shaheen Afridi, and stated that he bowled well according to pitch conditions.
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newscricket4 days ago

India vs Pakistan | Legends react as all-round Pakistan end World Cup drought against India

After losing each of their previous 12 matches to India across ODI and T20 World Cups, Pakistan put on a stellar show to down their sub-continent rivals by 10 wickets in their T20 WC 2021 opener on Sunday. Shaheen Afridi set it up with the ball, before Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan aced the chase.
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newscricket4 days ago

India vs Pakistan | 'Will you drop Rohit Sharma?' questions Virat Kohli after 'brave question' from journalist

Virat Kohli was left shocked after a journalist in the post-match press conference asked if Ishan Kishan could have been preferred over Rohit Sharma for the the India versus Pakistan clash on Sunday. In the match, Rohit Sharma departed for a golden duck and India lost by 10 wickets to Pakistan.
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newscricket4 days ago

IND vs PAK | Glad I was able to execute to my plans, says Shaheen Afridi after removing India's top three

Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi, who scalped the crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli during their T20 World Cup clash against India on Sunday, was pleased to have executed his plans successfully. India rode on Kohli's 57 and Rishabh Pant's 39 to finish at 151/7 after being put in.
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newscricket4 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Anyone could upset India in any knockout game, opines Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said that India might get knocked out in the semi-finals if they don't have a Plan B. Nasser pointed that burden of expectation will be high on India in the knockout stage of the T20 World Cup 2021 and if the top-three fails, the team could be exposed.
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newscricket6 days ago

T20 World Cup | Don’t think it matters to Virat Kohli whether he lifts trophy as a captain or player, says Uthappa

Robin Uthappa is of the opinion that it doesn’t matter to current India Captain Virat Kohli whether he wins the World Cup as a captain or as a player. Uthappa further added that Virat Kohli has matured a lot as a captain and has been exceptional over the years, especially in Test cricket.
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newscricket6 days ago

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma followed Sachin Tendulkar but no hero in Pakistan since 2002, opines Shoaib Akhtar

Shoiab Akhtar has said that while the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma followed the footsteps of Sachin Tendulkar and played proper shots to help India achieve global supremacy in cricket, Pakistan cricket went downhill after 2002. He added that Pakistan batsmen just try to smash everything.
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newscricket8 days ago

T20 World Cup warm-up | Twitter reacts as R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav help India thrash Australia

India registered a thumping 8-wicket victory against Australia in their second warm-up match on Wednesday at ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. Batting first, Australia scored 152 runs, and India chased down the target with 13 balls to spare after blistering knocks from Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav.
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