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‘Doesn’t have any weakness in particular’: Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie heaps praise on India captain Virat Kohli – cricket

As the countdown for the much-awaited India vs Australia series starts, former Aussie pacer Jason Gillespie suggested that the host bowlers will have to be ‘nice and patient’ to get the better of India skipper Virat Kohli, instead of just being ruthless as he ‘doesn’t seem to have any weakness in particular’. In a conversation with the Telegraph, the former ...

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‘Still annoys me that we lost Test series to India’: Australia captain Tim Paine – cricket

Tim Paine became the first Australian captain to lose a Test series to India at home when Virat Kohli’s men beat Australia 2-1 in 2018-19. A couple of years later, Paine has a chance to set the record straight as India are slated to play 4 Tests in Australia starting from December 17 in Adelaide. Ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, ...

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‘My 12-year-old son has better game awareness than Ramiz Raja’, Hafeez lashes out at former Pak captain over retirement remark – cricket

Mohammad Hafeez’s induction into the Pakistan’s squad for New Zealand tour has led to a rift between the all-rounder and cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja. The war of words got intensified after Hafeez stated that his 12-year-old son has better game awareness than Raja. The episode began after Ramiz Raja showed disinterest over Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) backing experienced players and not ...

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‘Don’t worry about Virat’: Marcus Stoinis confident about India captain being ‘110 percent’ motivated – cricket

With Virat Kohli set to return from Australia after the first of the four Tests, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis reckons the India captain will be no less than ‘110 percent motivated’ as long as he’s there. India play Australia in three ODIs and three T20Is, before beginning their defence of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which they retained with a 2-1 win in ...

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‘Who’ll bat at four when Kohli goes’: Ricky Ponting warns Ajinkya Rahane before taking over as India captain in Virat’s absence – cricket

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes there will be added pressure on Ajinkya Rahane when he steps up to lead India in Virat Kohli’s absence in the last three Tests against Australia. “India will feel that without Kohli there (for three Tests), for his batting and leadership, that’ll put all sorts of pressure on different players,” Ponting was quoted as ...

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India vs Australia: ‘Virat is worth two players, as batsman and captain,’ Glenn McGrath says Kohli’s absence will ‘impact series’ – cricket

Before the Indian team travelled to Australia for the upcoming series, the BCCI announced that captain Virat Kohli has been granted a paternal leave following the first Test which begins from 17th December. It meant that Kohli will only play the pink-ball Test in Adelaide but will miss remainder of the series. Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath was questioned on how would Kohli’s ...

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India vs Australia - ‘No doubt, he’s got the potential to lead India’: Australia keeper Alex Carey heaps praise on ‘future captain’ Shreyas Iyer – cricket

Leading from the front? Check! Aggressive and dynamic? Check! Backing of the players? Check! Tactically strong? Check! If there was a checklist prepared for a good white-ball captain then Shreyas Iyer would tick most of the boxes. Iyer’s rise as a batsman and as a leader has been simultaneous. What was seen as a bold move by Delhi Capitals (then ...

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‘If Tim Paine plays till 37-38, it may be too late for Steve Smith to become Australia captain,’ says Mark Taylor – cricket

Even though it is Tim Paine who will be leading Australia troops in the upcoming home series against India, questions are circling around Steve Smith. The right-handed batsman was removed as Australia captain in 2018 after he was banned for 12 months for his role in the ball-tampering scandal. But now that Smith is back into the team, fans continue to wonder ...

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‘I cannot include David Warner’: Irfan Pathan names his IPL 2020 team of the season, names surprise pick as captain – cricket

The 13th season of the Indian Premier League saw a lot of impactful performances with players trying to give their best to get their teams to win the title. The likes of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner were the usual suspects to star with the bat while in the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada fought hard for ...

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‘Dhoni may not be the captain next year’: Former India batting coach predicts future skipper of CSK – cricket

It seemed like Indian Premier League 2020 could be the last time we see Mahendra Singh Dhoni in action. He had already announced his retirement from international before the tournament and fans expected that Dhoni could do the same after the 13th season of the IPL. Even though expectations were high, Dhoni did not look in supreme form in the ...

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