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Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar
Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter))

Sending under-strength side for ODIs was a mistake: Faf du Plessis

  • South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3 match Test series.
  • In the post match conference, du Plessis indicated that the Aussies missed the trick when they sent an under-strength side to South Africa for ODIs.
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KL Rahul feels confident of getting his spot back in the Indian side:


  • KL Rahul has clawed his way back into the grand scheme of things with some impressive performances under his belt in the Ranji Trophy.
  • He suffered a hamstring injury in the recently-concluded series against New Zealand made a comeback in the encounter against Assam in the group stages of the Ranji Trophy.
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Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly take turns in speaking on Sachin Tendulkar:

  • While the facts remain that they do indeed share a love for aggression and aggressive leadership styles, they also share a common love for former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
  • It is also rather ironical that the duo picked this particular day to speak about Tendulkar as this was the day the ‘Little Master’ made his debut in Test cricket
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Fit-again KL Rahul added to India squad for 2nd Test against England:

  • KL Rahul is back for the 2nd Test at Vizag starting on 17th of November.
  • Gautam Gambhir’s failure with the bat in both the innings means that the left-hander could face the axe as KL Rahul stakes his claim alongside Murali Vijay.
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Haseeb Hameed is little bit like a Sangakkara, just loves batting: Trevor Bayliss:

  • Trevor Bayliss feels that Haseeb Hameed has perhaps made the most composed debut since the arrival of Joe Root in Nagpur four years ago.
  • Despite the first match ending in a draw, England will be highly satisfied going into the second test at Vizag.
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We have got to stop the rot: Darren Lehmann:

  • Darren Lehmann has suggested that it is important to stop the rot that is going on in the Australian team at the moment.
  • The Aussies have lost all of their last five Test matches including the ones that have come against Sri Lanka and now against South Africa.
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India – New Zealand ODI series highest-rated in last 3 years:

  • India – New Zealand One-Day International (ODI) series was the highest-rated bilateral ODI cricket series in the last three years.
  • India is currently preparing to face England in the 2nd Test of the five-Test series at the Vizag.
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Shikhar Dhawan to play against Rajasthan in next round of Ranji Trophy:

  • Shikhar Dhawan is all set to make a comeback in the domestic circuit for his state side Delhi when they take on Rajasthan in their upcoming encounter.
  • Dhawan had been out of the squad following the thumb injury he suffered in the second Test match against New Zealand at Kolkata.
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Anil Kumble hopes for India to churn out a result at Vizag:

  • Anil Kumble highlighted the fact that KL Rahul was indeed properly assessed before becoming the 16th member of the Indian squad.
  • Kumble deferred from answering whether Rahul would play or not although the probability of the 24-year old batsman featuring in the match is something quite obvious, to say the least.
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Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar celebrate their international debuts:

  • On 15th November 15, the National Stadium, Karachi was quickly filling up with spectators.
  • India was gearing up to face Pakistan on a green track and the atmosphere was energetic everywhere.
  • What grabbed the headlines of news channels all over the world was that a certain Sachin Tendulkar was making his debut.
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I don’t see myself being like Gilchrist: Quinton de Kock:

  • Quinton de Kock has brushed aside the comparisons that have been drawn up between him and legendary Australian keeper Adam Gilchrist.
  • He has been in the news lately following some fantastic performances with the bat in South Africa’s ongoing tour down under.
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