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India vs Australia: An acid Test for captain Ajinkya Rahane – cricket

When Ajinkya Rahane last captained India in a Test against Australia, in March 2017, he was in that phase of his career when he could do little wrong. Pitched into leadership in the deciding last game of an intensely-fought series after injury to Virat Kohli, the Mumbai player led India to an impressive victory. He batted aggressively and captained astutely, ...

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‘India can’t let one bad innings define their tour’: Former Australia captain backs India to stage comeback in Boxing Day Test – cricket

While many of his former colleagues have written off the touring Indian team’s chances of staging a comeback in the Test series after their demoralising loss in Adelaide, former Australian captain Mark Taylor though isn’t ready to take the embattled Team India lightly, citing the presence of seasoned campaigners like Pujara and Rahane to suggest they could still find a ...

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‘If we give KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant an inch, they will take a mile, very dangerous players’: Australia captain Tim Paine – cricket

India may be missing regular captain Virat Kohli (on paternity leave) and frontline pacer Mohammed Shami (out with a fractured wrist) but Australia captain Tim Paine that still have some dangerous players KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant who can play positively and take the game away from the opposition. Paine’s comments came on the eve of the Boxing Day Test ...

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‘It’s a sinking ship, it needs their captain the most’: Dilip Doshi reacts on Virat Kohli’s paternity leave – cricket

Agreeing that it is a personal decision and legally it is not possible to force someone to stay with the team if he wants to leave for the birth of his child, former India left-arm spinner Dilip Doshi said India captain could have changed his mind and considered staying back with the side in Australia for remaining three Tests. Doshi ...

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‘Whenever Virat’s not there, he’d ask what field I want’: Ishant Sharma lauds ‘bowler’s captain’ Ajinkya Rahane – cricket

Terming Ajinkya Rahane a ‘bowler’s captain’, India fast bowler Ishant Sharma backed the right-hander to lead India well in the remaining three Tests against Australia. Rahane is slated to undergo the biggest test of his captaincy skills as he gears up to lead India from the second Test in Melbourne starting on December 26 as regular captain Virat Kohli flew ...

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‘I, Zaheer, Harbhajan, Sehwag – none of us thought MS Dhoni could captain India the way he did’: Mohammad Kaif – cricket

Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif, who was the Man of the Match in MS Dhoni’s first ODI for India, recalled his first impression of the former India captain. Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this year, cemented his legacy as India’s most successful captain, winning all three major ICC trophies and leading India to two World Cup ...

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India vs Australia: ‘Must be a nightmare for Virat Kohli’ – Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif on India’s collapse in Adelaide – cricket

India’s batting debacle against Australia on the third day of the pink Test in Adelaide has become a major topic of discussion. Rarely has a team that performed so well on the first two days of a Test has faced such a disastrous outing on the 3rd day. While several experts are trying to figure out what went wrong and ...

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India vs Australia: ‘I was amazed that Virat Kohli kept his composure,’ Sanjay Manjrekar says run-out will sting India captain till tomorrow morning – cricket

Australia ended Day 1 of the opening Test of the four-match series against India as the side on top. They restricted India to 233/6 after Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane seemed to be guiding India nicely after the fall of Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket. But Kohli’ run out – as a result of the horrible mix up between the India captain ...

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He held them together last time: Australia captain Tim Paine praises ‘glue’ of Team India Ajinkya Rahane – cricket

Even before the start of the pink-ball Test in Adelaide, there is a huge focus on India captain Virat Kohli. The day/night Test against Australia will be the only match that Kohli will be playing in the four-match Test series as he has been granted paternity leave by the BCCI. Kohli will be flying back home after the first Test ...

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‘Virat Kohli’s captaincy a work-in-progress’: Laxman points out ‘couple of things’ India captain can improve – cricket

At a time when there has been a lot of talk about having different captains for different formats in Indian cricket, former batsman VVS Laxman put his weight behind India skipper Virat Kohli but also added that his captaincy is still a work-in-progress. Laxman said Kohli leads by example as far as work ethic is concerned and is a role ...

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