Salman Butt questions India’s approach in South Africa, says too many out-of-form batters got picked

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt reckons India got their approach in South Africa completely wrong, specifically in the batting department. Butt punched holes in India’s five-batter theory, pointing out that three out of five batters went into the series with questions being asked about their form. India backed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in all […]

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IND vs SA 2021-22: “Even Virat Kohli has similar numbers”

Former left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra has opined that dropping the out-of-form duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane for the final Test against South Africa would not make much sense. According to Nehra, it would be better to give the two a chance to play the entire Test series and then take a call on […]

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“Experience is not sold in the market and it can’t be bought”- Ravi Shastri reveals why he backed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has disclosed the reason behind backing Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara during the England Test series despite their dip in form. Rahane has scored 372 runs in 19 Test innings this year. His average has been less than 20. Meanwhile, Pujara has aggregated 591 runs in 20 innings at […]

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“It was really satisfying” – Ajinkya Rahane reflects on his hard-fought 61 at Lord’s

Team India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane described his innings of 61 in the second innings of the Lord’s Test against England as a ‘really satisfying’ one. Rahane was under the scanner going into the Test match following a prolonged run of low scores. The pressure grew on him after he was dismissed for 1 in the […]

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Even if Rohit and Pujara add 40-50 runs, it could be a match-winning partnership for Team India: Kamran Akmal

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has opined that Team India’s fortunes on Day 5 in Nottingham will depend heavily on the partnership between Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara. Akmal pointed out that Team India’s captain and vice-captain, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, are not in form and hence the start for the visitors on Sunday would […]

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