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IND vs AUS | Won’t regret my dismissal, it was part of my role in the team, states Rohit Sharma

Despite failing to convert yet another start, Rohit Sharma has stated that he won’t regret his dismissal of holing to the deep fielder, admitting that it was part of his role to attack the bowlers. He also commended the bowling efforts of the debutants - Natarajan and Washington after day 2.
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featurecricket2 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 2 Talking Points: Rohit’s ‘conversion’ rate and the Green Paine for India

India put themselves in a strong position early on in the day, when Shardul-Natarajan and Washington accounted for the Australian tail, to a total of 369. While they didn’t get off to the best of starts, the duo of Pujara and Rahane made sure that they got to the stumps without much worry.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Every player needs to register for IPL auction through state associations, believes Hemang Amin

IPL and BCCI CEO Hemang Amin has stated that no India player will be allowed to register in the IPL auction independently and the BCCI will only recieve the list through the state associations. Amin has also revealed that franchises must complete the player retention process by January 20.
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newscricket5 hours ago

PAK vs SA | South Africa replace Marco Jansen with Ottniel Baartman for Pakistan tour

Cricket South Africa have made a sudden last-minute change to replace Ottniel Baartman with Warriors' seamer Marco Jansen for medical reasons. Although the exact cause is not written in the CSA press release, it was confirmed that it was for medical reasons and not related to COVID-19.
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featurecricket5 hours ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who DC should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Delhi Capitals had a bumpy ride before reaching the final. A Cricketing equivalent of Bradley Cooper’s ‘The Hangover’ trilogy, Delhi projected themselves as clueless as Zach Galifianakis’ Alan. But ‘All's Well That Ends Well’ and they became the finalists for the first time.
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featurecricket5 hours ago

Shardul Thakur’s inglorious second-debut shows more worry than promise

In 2003, an athlete making a false start was allowed to make another start and would only be disqualified after a second false start. But by the time the rules changed, the entire landscape of athletics changed, as they were given just one chance and one opportunity to take the lead.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Rajasthan Royals boost their presence with fresh funding round

The Emerging Media IPL Limited (EMIPL), which owns the Rajasthan Royals franchise, have sourced fresh funding round from the UK to become the leading investor in the Royals with over 50% stake. Meanwhile, the Royals have also announced Mike Fordham, former IMG official, as the Group CEO.
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newscricket19 hours ago

PAK vs SA | Pakistan axe Mohammad Abbas and Shan Masood for Tests; Hasan Ali gets recall

In the aftermath of the grim showing in New Zealand, PCB have axed the misfiring trio of Mohammad Abbas, Shan Masood and Haris Sohail for the two-match Test series against South Africa next month. While Haris Rauf has received a surprise call-up, the long-forgotten Hasan Ali has been recalled.
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newscricket19 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Disappointed in not making a ‘daddy hundred’, admits Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne, who struck his fifth Test ton on Friday, rued getting out for 108 and not converting his ton into a daddy hundred, which, he feels, would have put Australia in a really strong position. Having endured a long summer, Labuschagne admitted to fatigue creeping out in his batting.
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featurecricket19 hours ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RCB should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore might have finished fourth, but ask that lion on the top of their logo, it would paint a rather different picture of their season. Yet again for RCB, this time in 2020, it was a party of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli - only joined by Devdutt Padikkal and Chris Morris.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Dublin injury made me stronger physically and mentally, feels Washington Sundar

After his Test debut, Washington Sundar has revealed that the injury in Dublin a couple of years back was a huge setback to his career but that made him tougher as an individual. The TN spinner has also credited his experience in first-class and league cricket for his growth as a red-ball player.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | We did great as a bowling unit to reduce them on a good batting wicket, reckons Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar, who made a vital breakthrough of Steve Smith, has reckoned that the visitors did great as a bowling unit to reduce Australia to 274/5 at the end of day’s play. He also stated that the last 24 hours have been crazy for him and added that it is a dream come true moment for him.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Rahane and Rohit pushing aside ‘childish’ Pant’s review request

Day 1 of the Gabba Test was an incredibly dry one, where the Australian batsman just kept piling the pressure on the Indian bowlers. However, with Rishabh Pant in the team, there is never a day with dull moments, with the Delhi wicketkeeper screaming for a review like a school kid.
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featurecricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 1 Talking Points: India’s bowling gems and Australia’s batting frailties

When India lost the toss, there was a familiar feeling of uncertainty at the Gabba for the Indian fans but the first spell from the pacers gave enough hopes, with two quicks wickets. However, since then, it has been all Australia, with Marnus Labuschagne riding on his luck to a triple-figure score.
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newscricketa day ago

BAN vs WI | Hayden Walsh Jr. tests positive for Covid-19; kept in isolation

Windies’ Hayden Walsh Jr. has tested positive for Covid-19 upon arriving in Bangladesh, and will miss the three-match ODI series that will commence on January 20. Walsh Jr. has been kept in isolation, but the series will go ahead after the rest of the Windies players returned a negative result.
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featurecricketa day ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who CSK should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Chennai Super Kings’ sojourn in the 2020 edition was more of a Shakespearean tragedy than a cricket tournament. There was no conspiracy from Cassius but it was more like Brutus' struggle between the conflicting moral demands with MS Dhoni finding himself in the cauldron of the United Arab Emirates.
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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Navdeep Saini monitored by the medical team for groin pain, reveals BCCI

India’s injury list is hitting the roof with Navdeep Saini being the latest entrant on the list after complaining groin pain in the fourth and final Test against the BCCI. The BCCI has revealed the same while adding that the medical team is currently assessing the situation of the Delhi pacer.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | India could have used the variety that Kuldeep Yadav possesses, feels Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar has expressed his disappointment at the absence of Kuldeep Yadav in the Indian Playing XI for the Brisbane Test, as Washington Sundar received a call-up ahead of him. The former Indian pacer has also added that the wicket would flatten out and a spinner will be beneficial later.
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newscricketa day ago

Rajeev Shukla gets conflict of interest notice from BCCI Ethics Officer

BCCI Ethics officer and Ombudsman Just. DK Jain has sent a conflict of interest notice to newly-elected vice president of the board, Rajeev Shukla after a complaint was filed by Mr Sanjeev Gupta. The ethics officer wants to listen to the stand of the BCCI and the board official on the allegation.
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