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newscricket3 days ago

SL vs IND | Have one target that is to prove myself with bat and ball, admits Deepak Chahar

After scoring a match-winning 69 in the second ODI, Deepak Chahar has admitted that he has one target, which is to consistently provide himself with the bat and the ball. Chahar also stated that watching MS Dhoni close out games from close quarters helped him plan his innings in the second ODI.
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newscricket6 days ago

Virat Kohli’s consistency became even better after he became the captain, admits Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh has admitted that even the burden of captaincy, which bogs down people didn’t affect Virat Kohli, who he hailed as becoming even more consistent under pressure. Looking back, Yuvraj also insisted that Kohli was one of the hardest workers with a high discipline in the training sessions.
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newscricket11 days ago

India to play England, South Africa and Bangladesh away in 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle

The ICC has released the schedule for the 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle that will commence next month, and has confirmed that India will be playing England, South Africa and Bangladesh away. The council has also changed the points system, with each Test now accounting for 12 points.
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newscricket12 days ago

BBL would need to bring in stars like Virat Kohli to reach the next level, believes Brett Lee

Legendary Australian pacer Brett Lee believes the Big Bash League (BBL) needs to bring in tier 1 superstars like Virat Kohli to move forward, and thereby stressed on the need for the private ownership of franchises. The franchises, as things stand, are currently owned by state associations.
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newscricket14 days ago

Need to give this Indian team under Virat Kohli some more time to win trophies, opines Suresh Raina

Ahead of a crucial period for India’s white-ball dreams, Suresh Raina has opined that the Indian fans should give this Indian team under Virat Kohli the next 12-16 months to win an ICC trophy. Raina also backed Kohli stating that it is not easy to reach the ICC final while developing a new style.
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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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featurecricket18 days ago

Cricket Talk | Understanding Joe Root the T20 batsman ft. Julian Wood

The art of batting has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade and a half, and, with it, so has the phenomenon that is T20 cricket. SportsCafe recently caught up with Julian Wood, a modern-day T20 batting revolutionary, to understand what hinders Joe Root in the shortest format.
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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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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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newscricket23 days ago

Reports | India in line to play tour games before England Test series

Ahead of the five-match Test series against England, reports have suggested that the BCCI have locked tour games for the Indian team as a practice before the long tour. As per the Cricbuzz reports, the Indian team are expected to play their warm-up game against select County sides in Durham.
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