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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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newscricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | Fielders really came back strong after Adelaide show, reckons R Sridhar

While catches dropped were plenty in Adelaide, R Sridhar has reckoned that the fielders really came back strong after the poor start in the first Test. He also insisted that the management will have to balance the workload, monitor injuries, and practice sessions to keep the players in proper shape.
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newscricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | Scoring a century would have been icing on the cake, reckons Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill, who despite scoring a valiant 91 in the Gabba Test, has reckoned that scoring a century would have been icing on the cake while stating that he was ready for the challenge. He also recalled batting with Rohit in Australia and how he was constant support from the non-striker’s end.
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newscricket4 days ago

Virat Kohli has brought an aggression factor to Indian team, credits Inzamam-ul-Haq

Former Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq has credited Virat Kohli for instilling aggression in Indian cricket as he feels Indian always lacked that and not great players. He also added that the role of Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has been second to none and he has lifted the team quite a lot.
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newscricket4 days ago

IND vs AUS | Change in leadership might affect Virat Kohli’s batting, claims Brad Hogg

Following a turn-around series win for the Indians, there have been calls to make Ajinkya Rahane the permanent Test skipper but Brad Hogg claims that a change in leadership will affect Virat Kohli’s batting. He also insisted that Rahane has been calm and quite decisive during his time as skipper.
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featurecricket4 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RCB’s releases and retentions ft. Morris, Philippe and middle-order

Kohli and RCB threw a pleasant surprise last season by showcasing consistency in selection but welp, the Reds are back to their old ways again having released a ludicrous 10 players ahead of the mini-auction. Is it good? Bad? What could be the reason? We try to make sense of it here.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 days ago

Australia not the benchmark anymore, beating India in India is the biggest feat, feels Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann, who was a part of the English side which won in India in 2012, feels that England’s obsession with winning an away Ashes is unhealthy, and believes that the side should strive to instead beat India away. According to Swann, beating India in India is the toughest feat in cricket.
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featurecricket5 days ago

X-factor Rishabh Pant and the temptation of a specialist batsman 

This is Rishabh Pant's world. He's falling down on the ground pulling a pacer. He's beaten with flight, turn and bounce, yet soon he dispatches the ball against the spin into the stands. Sprinting in the final moments of the game. Trying to finish the match with chutzpah and daredevilry of his own.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket6 days ago

Not taking the Aussie bait was this Indian team’s biggest legacy Down Under

Grit, gumption, determination, character, intent, approach, audacity, and much more. The Indian Tour of Australia 2020-21 will surely be remembered as much for the kind of cricket India played in the southern hemisphere as for the raving qualities they had been bestowed upon.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket7 days ago

ICC Test Rankings | Kohli slips to 4th position; Pant becomes best ranked wicket-keeper batsman

Virat Kohli has dropped down a place in the ICC Test rankings as Australia's Marnus Labuschagne swapped places with him after a great India series. Joe Root, who made a brilliant double-hundred, also entered the top five yet again while Rishabh Pant is now the best ranked wicket-keeper batsman.
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