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IND vs ENG: Expect England To “Punch Back Very Hard” In 4th Test, Says Jeetan Patel | Cricket News

England did not expect the third Test pitch in Motera to spin so early but despite that the outcome of the match could have been different had the visitors scored more than 200 in their first innings, new spin bowling coach Jeetan Patel said on Monday. England scored 112 and 81 in the two innings after opting to bat and they fell to the guile of Indian spinners, led by Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel, who took 19 England wickets among them, to lose the first Test by 10 wickets inside two days."Look, it is India, it is Asia. We expect to get spinning surfaces, may be we did not expect to take spin as early as it did and hence the line-up we picked...
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Australia vs India: “No Regrets”, Matthew Wade On Opening Batting vs India In Tests | Cricket News

Australia's Matthew Wade has no regrets about taking on the opening batsman role at the start of the Test series against India in December. With no David Warner and Will Pucovski in the squad for the first Test, Wade opened the batting for Australia. The wicket-keeper batsman scored 8, 33, 30, and 40 in the first two Tests as an opener. In the final two Tests, Wade was back in the middle order where he scored 13, 4, 45, and 0 and was eventually dropped from the squad for the Test series (which has now been cancelled) against South Africa and was picked in the T20I side for New Zealand tour. "The only regret I have is I didn't turn one of those good ...
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Shikhar Dhawan Poses With Bollywood Actress Parineeti Chopra, Thanks Her For “A Superb Time” | Cricket News

Shikhar Dhawan shared a photo with Parineeti Chopra on Instagram.© Instagram Shikhar Dhawan took to social media to share a photo of him posing with Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra. As revealed by the Indian cricketer on Instagram, the duo was shooting together, and he thanked her for the good time. Not in India's squad for the upcoming first two Test matches vs England, Dhawan seems to be enjoying his tim...
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Indian Cricket Team Gets 16 Million Followers On Instagram, Thanks Fans | Cricket News

The Indian cricket team celebrate after winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.© AFP Currently in fine form after retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the Indian cricket team thanked its fans for their support after reaching 16 million followers on social media platform Instagram. The Instagram page caters to both men's and women's cricket national teams. The Indian men are set to face England in a four-match Te...
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Lauds Team India’s Historic Win In Australia During Budget Speech | Cricket News

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday recalled the joy that the entire country felt while watching Team India's historic win over Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy under trying circumstances earlier this year. Sitharaman, who was giving her 2021-22 Budget Speech, started off by giving a special shout out to what the Indian team under the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane managed to achieve Down Under. "I cannot help but recall the joy that we as a cricket-loving nation felt after Team India's recent spectacular success in Australia. It has reminded us of all the qualities that we as people, particularly our youth, epitomise of having a...
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PM Narendra Modi’s Words Will Boost Morale Of “Entire Indian Cricket”, Says Jay Shah | Cricket News

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed India's Test series win in Australia during his 73rd Mann Ki Baat programme, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah on Sunday said that the former's encouraging words will boost the morale and energy of the Indian cricket team for future challenges. "Thank you for your encouraging words, PM @narendramodi. This will boost the morale and energy level of entire Indian cricket for future challenges," Shah tweeted. During his first radio programme this year, the Prime Minister said: "This month, we got good news from the cricket pitch. After initial hiccups, the Indian team bounced ba...
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Cheteshwar Pujara Says There Are Times When Balls Faced Matter A Lot More Than Runs Scored | Cricket News

There are times when balls faced matter a lot more than runs scored and the recent tour of Australia was all about that for India's Test batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara, who finds the "strike-rate talk" overrated. Pujara had collected a lot more runs (521 at 41.41 strike rate and three hundreds) in his player of the series performance to ensure a historic triumph in Australia two seasons ago but considering the "extraordinary circumstances" of the recent showdown that just went by, he rates his effort (271 at 29.20 and three half-centuries) equally special. "Both tours have been fantastic for the team and personally I did well on both tours but t...
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PM Narendra Modi Hails India’s “Glorious” Series Win In Australia On ‘Mann Ki Baat’ | Cricket News

India beat Australia in a historic Test at the Gabba to claim a 2-1 series win in Australia.© AFP Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the Indian cricket team for their Test series win against Australia, saying that the team's hard work and teamwork were inspiring. "This month, we got good news from the cricket pitch. After initial hiccups, the Indian team bounced back gloriously and won the series i...
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Cheteshwar Pujara Reveals How India Broke Australia’s Game Plan Down Under | Cricket News

Cheteshwar Pujara, one of India's mainstays in the Test format, spoke to NDTV and revealed how Team India managed to break Australian bowlers' game plan that helped the visitors script a memorable series win Down Under. Pujara, who is known to play marathon innings, told NDTV that the plan after registering their lowest ever Test score was to build partnerships. Pujara was criticised by many for his slow batting but the middle-order batsman said that to break Australia's bowling plans, playing with a lot of patience was the need of the hour. "Credit goes to Australian bowlers. They study your batting, they assess a lot of videos and then they come u...
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Ajinkya Rahane Reveals Why He Refused To Cut Cake With A Kangaroo On It After Arriving In India | Cricket News

Ajinkya Rahane, after leading India to a historic Test series win Down Under, returned home to a hero's welcome. Apart from his batting and inspiring captaincy, his gestures off the field, whether it be presenting Nathan Lyon with a signed jersey or refusing to cut a cake with a kangaroo on it, also made the headlines and earned him widespread praise. In an interview with cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, Rahane revealed that he decided not to cut that cake because "kangaroo is their national animal" and it is important to respect the opposition and their sentiments regardless of whether you win or lose. "Kangaroo is their national animal. I don't ...