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WTC Final means a lot to me on a personal front, insists Cheteshwar Pujara

India’s Cheteshwar Pujara insisted that the World Test Championship means a lot to him personally owing to him being a one-format player, and revealed that the team has worked extremely hard to get to the summit. Pujara further admitted that NZ will have a slight edge due to match-practice.
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newscricketan hour ago

WTC Final | In England you’re never set as a batsman even if you are on 70 or 80, claims Ajinkya Rahane

India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane described England as a challenging country to bat in, and claimed that a batsman can never feel set and secure in English conditions even if they’re batting on 80. Rahane also claimed that team India will be considering the WTC Final as ‘just another game’.
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newscricket2 hours ago

ENG vs NZ | I put pressure on the inexperienced batters by not performing, claims Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root defended the inexperienced English batsmen and insisted that he, himself, was at fault more than any other player, and claimed that let the side down by failing to score big runs. Root also stressed that, despite England losing the series, it would be wrong to panic.
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newscricket16 hours ago

Sangakkara and Flower among 10 inductees in ICC Hall of Fame

Ahead of the marquee World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, the ICC has inducted 10 cricketers into the ICC Hall of Fame for their remarkable contribution to Test cricket. The latest induction has taken the illustrious list to a total of 103 players from 93 earlier.
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featurecricket16 hours ago

Biggest takeaways for India from the England-New Zealand Tests 

So, the two-match Test series between England and New Zealand is finally out of the way as the cricket world gets closer to the inaugural World Test Championship finale. But, there were many engrossing happenings from the series that India will need to take into account when they play the final.
Harshit Anand
newscricket17 hours ago

Reports | Paras Mhambrey and Dilip to join Dravid’s coaching staff for Sri Lanka tour

Previously part of the Indian A setup, Paras Mhambrey and T Dilip have reportedly joined Rahul Dravid’s coaching staff for India’s limited-overs tour against Sri Lanka. While Mhambrey was expected to be part of the setup, Dilip’s appointment, according to Cricbuzz, comes as surprise.
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newscricket18 hours ago

ENG vs NZ | Pretty special to win series in England, expresses Devon Conway 

Devon Conway, who emerged as one of the stars from the series, stated that it's a special feeling to win a Test series in England and also expressed his excitement for the WTC final. He also added that he just trusted his process in the middle and tried playing one ball at a time.
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featurecricket18 hours ago

Road to World Test Championship final - Kane Williamson’s Team New Zealand

When New Zealand kicked off their World Test Championship campaign with a loss against Sri Lanka, it wasn’t expected that they would make it to the final of the competition. However, their sheer home dominance, against India, West Indies and Pakistan, combined with the new rules made it possible.
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newscricket18 hours ago

ENG vs NZ | Great honour to lead this side and learn as a skipper, elates Tom Latham

Tom Latham, who after leading New Zealand to their first win in England this century, stated that it was a great honour to lead this BlackCaps side, where he got to learn a lot as a skipper. He also credited the players who walked into the playing XI for the second Test, for showcasing their skills.
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newscricket18 hours ago

ENG vs NZ | England need to learn how to play on good Test pitches, reckons Michael Vaughan

Former English skipper Michael Vaughan has thrown the light on England’s inability to play on good Test pitches and win games, especially when they tour Australia for ‘The Ashes’ at the end of this year. The former England skipper also batted for the inclusion of spinner Jack Leach against India.
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newscricket18 hours ago

ENG vs NZ | Can't have as poor a session as we had with the bat yesterday, rues Joe Root 

Losing skipper Joe Root stated that a team can't have as poor a session as England had with the bat post-tea on day three of the Edgbaston Test. He also added that their failures shouldn't push them to look at things too technically, rather they need to focus on becoming resilient.
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newscricket18 hours ago

ENG vs NZ | We had a strong side for long time, so was just enjoying my role, asserts Matt Henry

Matt Henry, who had an outstanding game at Edgbaston, stated that New Zealand have a strong side, so he enjoys whatever role his team wants him to play. He also added that it was a wicket where wickets needed to be taken with the new ball as it was a quicker deck in the 2nd Test.
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newscricket19 hours ago

ENG vs NZ | Edgbaston Day 4 - New Zealand bulldoze England to clinch historic Test series win

Six changes to the side, poor history at Edgbaston, a team without Kane Williamson and Tim Southee, and not many gave New Zealand a chance to win the game, but they flipped the narrative and how. Not only New Zealand won the game and the series, but they literally buried England into the ground.
Harshit Anand
newscricket20 hours ago

ENG vs NZ | High time we stop talking and start turning starts into big scores, states Chris Silverwood

Chris Silverwood has asked his inexperienced side to deliver instead of talking and turn early starts into big scores after the Joe Root-led side collapsed against New Zealand on the third day of the second Test. The England coach also told his players to check New Zealand's application of methods.
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newscricketa day ago

ENG vs NZ | Nasser Hussain takes a dig at the English batsmen for their batting technique

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has taken a remarkable dig at Joe Root led England side for their lacklustre batting display against New Zealand, calling them 'right' and Viv Richards 'wrong'. Hussain also stated that the batting difference between the sides was 'chalk' and 'cheese'.
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newscricketa day ago

Faf du Plessis taken to hospital for scans after collision in PSL game

South Africa player Faf du Plessis has been taken to hospital after his collision with Quetta Gladiators’ teammate Mohammad Hasnain while attempting to stop David Miller's shot during their game against Peshawar Zalmi. Saim Ayub replaced the former Proteas' skipper as a concussion substitute.
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newscricketa day ago

WI vs SA | Jayden Seales is something special and one for the future, declares Kraigg Brathwaite

Despite his side’s crushing defeat at the hands of South Africa, skipper Kraigg Brathwaite found positives in Jayden Seales, calling him something special and hailing him as one for the future. Alongside that, he insisted that the Windies side need to refresh and put runs on board in the next Test.
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newscricketa day ago

ENG vs NZ | Felt a lot better to get the runs and some rhythm going, admits Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor, who scored a well-made 80 in the ongoing Test, has admitted that it felt a lot better to get the runs and get some sort of rhythm going, leading into the WTC Final. The experienced batsman also praised fellow domestic teammate, Will Young for making an immediate impact at No.3.
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newscricketa day ago

Aim is to bowl in all games in the upcoming T20 World Cup, admits Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has shifted his complete focus on his fitness with the intention to get back to bowling keeping in mind the upcoming T20 World Cup slated later this year in October. Not only this, the all-rounder has decided to take 3-4 weeks rest ahead of the Sri Lanka limited-overs tour.
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newscricketa day ago

PSL 2021 | Hasan Ali set to miss the remainder of the season due to personal reasons

On Saturday, PSL franchise Islamabad United has confirmed that pace bowler Hasan Ali would miss the remainder of the 2021 PSL season due to personal reasons. The bowler, who played two games post the resumption of the tournament, had already picked up 10 wickets in the season for the franchise.
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