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India vs Australia 3rd Test: With the series leveled, who holds the edge?

India Vs Australia

The “India Vs Australia” circus reaches Sydney on 7th January as the teams get ready for the 3rd Test Match. India leveled the series by dominating Australia in the second test match at Melbourne. The visitors fought back from an embarrassing loss in the first test where they were bowled out for just 36 in the second innings. The team made the right changes as Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, and Mohammad Siraj all of whom sat out of …

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In Ajinkya Rahane, has India found its new Test Captain?

Ajinkya Rahane Impressed One And All While Leading The Indian Team

First of all, let me clarify that this is in no way a knock on Virat Kohli. Looking at the stats Kohli should be considered one of the best Test Captains in Indian history. He’s won tests in Australia, South Africa, West Indies, and England. The record that he boasts of is the one that is comparable (if not better) than some of the best that India has produced. As a batsman, the last decade belonged to Virat without a …

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Devil’s Advocate: Mayank Agarwal deserves a longer rope

Mayank Aggarwal Is On The Verge Of Getting Dropped From The Squad

13 Test matches, 3 Hundred, 4 fifties, the highest score of 243 and an average of 48. These are not the numbers of a player that is about to get dropped from the Test Team. These cannot be the numbers of a player that’s supposed to be dropped from the Test Team. Mayank Agarwal has had a torrid time in Australia in the first two tests. He’s gotten out cheaply and just not looked comfortable during his stay at the …

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India vs Australia: You have to tip your hat to Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja Bat

Jadeja has been one of the more prolific performers for the Indian team in the recent past Averaging close to 57 with the bat since 2018, a career bowling average of 24 with more than 200 wickets in 49 tests. These are the numbers worthy of a modern-day great and not a ‘Bits and Pieces’ player by any means. It’s hard to understand sometimes why Ravindra Jadeja does not get the credit he deserves. There’s nothing he can’t do on …

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India vs Australia – 2nd Test Day 3: India on the brink of victory

India Vs Australia, 2Nd Test

The India vs Australia Test series’s balance shifted towards the visitors as India dominated the 3rd day of the 2nd Test match between India and Australia as Australia ended the day just 2 runs ahead with only 4 wickets left in the shed.  Indian First Innings ended with the team getting all out for 326 runs as Rahane and Jadeja departed in quick succession. The Indian bowling, although facing another setback with the loss of Umesh Yadav due to a …

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India vs Australia: The Curious Case of Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari Australia Vs India

49 matches and a batting average of 35 in Tests, These are Ravindra Jadeja’s numbers. 13 matches and a batting average of 39 with hundreds in Australia and England, these are Rishabh Pant’s numbers. And then we have Hanuma Vihari with 10 Test matches and an average of just 33. The fact that Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja were left out of the squad for Hanuma Vihari in the First Test and the fact that Vihari still finds a spot …

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India vs Australia 2nd Test, Day 2: Rahane puts the visitors in the driving seat

Ajinkya Rahane, 2Nd Test, India Vs Australia

India ended the day at 277/5 with a lead of 82 runs already and a commanding position in the Test match. On a day where, for a change we didn’t see the batting unit losing wickets in groups, Ajinkya Rahane, the stand-in captain played a captain’s knock as he scored his 12th Test Hundred. The day ended with Rahane getting dropped by Travis Head on what would turn out to be the last ball of a day that was a …

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India Fight Back at Melbourne With Shubman and a Plan

Shubman Gill Provided The Impetus At The Top With A 61-Run Partnership With Pujara

Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” India were on the receiving end of a Tyson Fury thunderbolt when they were dismantled on that third day at Adelaide. As thrilling as the Australian pace battery was, there was a feeling of being cheated. A game that was shaping up nicely, barely lasted two and a half days. It was hellfire after two days of an even fight. The collapse killed the contest …

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2nd Test Day 1, India vs Australia: Advantage India as visitors fightback

India Dominated The First Day Of Second Test Vs Australia

Now that’s how you fight back! Just yesterday I had mentioned how the signs looked ominous for the visitors before the Second Test began. The team had been dismantled for 36 in the second innings of the previous test and would be going into the test match without their best batsman and one of their frontline fast bowlers. Rahane, the stand-in captain had a lot of puzzles to solve before the second test even began. There were questions around team …

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India vs Australia 2nd Test: Can the depleted Indian Squad fightback?

India Vs Australia

The Indian cricket team took a hammering at the hands of the Australian bowling as they folded for just 36 in the second innings of the first test. With Virat Kohli heading back home and Mohammad Shami ruled out of the test series with an injury, signs are ominous for the visiting team as they get ready for the boxing day test. There are headaches aplenty for the stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane especially when it comes to the batting line-up. …

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The Run Rate Debate

Run Rate Debate

The Run Rate Debate? Cheteshwar Pujara’s batting is from the old school of batting. Get your eye in, tire the bowlers down, take advantage of the old ball and tiring bowler’s and get the reward of your day-long patience with the run rate in cricket. This Old-style of batting was on display during the Day 1 of the Test between India and Australia. Whenever this style of batting is on display whether it be from Azhar Ali, Dom Sibley or …

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Super Seifert: NZ seal series against Pakistan

Super Siefert

Pakistan and New Zealand took centre stage at Seddon Park for the second T20I of the three-match series.  The second game followed the same pattern as the first – an early flurry of boundaries and then mindless shot selections from a timid top order. Haider Ali was promoted to open with wicket-keeper batsmen Rizwan at the other end; the Covid free crowd saw some early boundaries with both batsmen scoring heavily from the first two overs which included a spectacular …

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Test Match Cricket Takes A Shine To The Lights

Test Match Cricket Takes A Shine To The Lights

Here’s looking at a great Australian summer between the best two sides in the world. India and the hosts have done the preliminaries with the ODIs and Twenty20s. It was all very exciting in a shrill way, but nothing compared to seeing them on the pitch in whites. This is the big game hunting compared to the clay pigeon shooting of the one day format. Cricket at Christmas is always special. Adelaide under the stars is a fantastic scene for …

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Cricketers Who Suffered From Mental Health Issues

Cricketers Who Suffered From Mental Health Issues

Cricket’s international bio bubbles are not only causing controversy but are affecting the mental health of its inhabitants. Both Tom Banton and Tom Curran have requested leave from their respective teams in the Big Bash. Cricketers have always had to cope with the extra stress of the game itself, which can eat away at the soul due to its idiosyncrasies and elongated nature. Here are five players who suffered from mental health issues. GLENN MAXWELL: The World Cup was an …

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India Look To Double The Pain For Australia

India Look To Double The Pain For Australia

As England have found out to their cost on so many occasions, the nightmare before Christmas can be a tour to Australia. There’s no bird of prey that smells blood more than the green and gold on their domestic perch. When the pressure is on, when the crowds are literally on your back, and there’s a fissure in team spirit and tactics, the cracks can become chasms. If there’s a place on earth where a tourist needs a rhino skin, …

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Mumbai Indians win fifth IPL title defeating Delhi Capitals

Mumbai Indians

IPLT20 Final: Rohit Sharma and Trent Boult helped Mumbai Indians to a 5th time as the champion of IPLT20. This was all the result of perfect management and sane captaincy. Yesterday, the final match of IPLT20 played between Mumbai Indians (defending champions) and Delhi Capitals (could be a maiden champion of dream11 IPL). Delhi Capitals won the toss and chose to bat first. Trent Boult ceased the Delhi Capitals in the circle overs, picking up two wickets in the powerplay. …

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Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad to reach 1st IPL final

Delhi Capitals

Marcus Stoinis’ all-round show and Shikhar Dhawan’s 78-run knock helped Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs to storm into their IPL final, where they will meet Mumbai Indians. It is the second successive time that Sunrisers have been knocked out of the playoffs by Delhi. Delhi Capitals changed their batting order in a high-profile clash but it paid dividends. Stoinis scored 38 runs opening the batting and then picked up 3 wickets, including that of set batsman Kane …

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Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore

Williamson, Holder Help Srh Knock Rcb Out

Kane Williamson’s classy half-century and Jason Holder’s all-round effort helped Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets in the IPL eliminator, thus extending Virat Kohli and Company’s wait for their maiden Indian Premier League trophy. Williamson and Holder added unbeaten 65 runs for the 5th wicket after Adam Zampa and Yuzvendra Chahal threatened to take the game away from Sunrisers in a low-scoring thriller. Chasing a tricky low total to set up a clash with Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers …

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Breeding and Backing Youngsters Seems The Mantra For Success in IPL 2020

Breeding And Backing Youngsters

A lot of emphasis has been put on the experience and skill that players who have represented their countries bring to franchises across the IPL. But this season is vastly different from any other season. Experience does help, but what would make a huge difference is how well a team can breed youngsters and give them opportunities to perform. Every franchise is filled with cricketers who haven’t played competitive cricket for about six months heading into the IPL, especially the …

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Memorable Test Match Innings: Kevin Pietersen at the Oval 15 years on

Kevin Pietersen

“I saw this innings via a social distancing gap between myself and the television. To truly have the visceral thrill of Pietersen’s 158, you needed to be at The Oval on 12 September 2005.” “Just because I’ve got a stupid haircut or diamond earrings, it’s not going to make me cover drive a ball any differently.” Kevin Pietersen arrived on the international scene in full technicolour. In early 2005, KP entered the lion’s den of his native South Africa, blasting …

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