David Llyod
David Lloyd lauds Jonny Bairstow ahead of 100th Test amid question marks over legacy
Famous cricketer turned commentator David Lloyd has lauded the out-of-form Jonny Bairstow as the ideal Test wicketkeeper with comparisons to other contemporaries, including former Indian keeper-batter MS Dhoni. The veteran is all set to play in his memorable 100th Test in the series finale against India in Dharamsala despite several questions over his place in […]
By SMCS - Mar 4, 2024
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Aakash Chopra opines on Shreyas Iyer being denied a BCCI contract
Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra added that the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) was right in denying Shreyas Iyer a central contract if he went for a Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp when he was asked to play in the Ranji Trophy as well. However, the BCCI recently released […]
By SMCS - Mar 1, 2024
Khawaja Nafay in awe of Rohit Sharma’s ability to hit sixes with soft hands
Pakistan’s young batting sensation Khawaja Nafay has shared that Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been one of his idols for a long time. He also revealed that he loves the way Rohit hits sixes easily even with soft hands. Nafay made headlines during Quetta Gladiators’ recent game against the Lahore Qalandars, at the Pakistan Super […]
By SMCS - Mar 1, 2024
Team India
Team India Announces Revised Squad For 5th Test Against England, Bumrah Returns
Jasprit Bumrah reenters the fray as BCCI reshuffles India’s lineup for the fifth and final Test against England in Dharamsala. Rested for the fourth Test in Ranchi to manage workload, Bumrah’s return is expected to bolster the XI, likely replacing Akash Deep, who made a commendable debut in the previous match. “Jasprit Bumrah, who was […]
By CricShots - Feb 29, 2024
Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan praises Team India after series win over England
Former England captain Michael Vaughan applauded Team India for taking an unassailable lead in the ongoing Test series against England with a win in the fourth match at Ranchi as well. The veteran said that the victory is more impressive since the hosts are without at least five first-choice players. Speaking to BBC Test Match […]
By SMCS - Feb 28, 2024
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“He was not taking potshots at anyone” – Aakash Chopra on Rohit Sharma’s ‘hunger’ comment
Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra reckons Rohit Sharma wasn’t hinting at any particular players when he said that only those who have the hunger for Test cricket will be given opportunities in the format. However, Team India beat England by five wickets in the fourth Test in Ranchi on Monday and took […]
By SMCS - Feb 28, 2024
RP Singh
RP Singh opens up on Rajat Patidar failing again in the 4th IND vs ENG Test
Former India player RP Singh said that Rajat Patidar might have been better served had he adopted a better approach in India’s second innings of the fourth Test against England in Ranchi. Patidar’s dismissal for a six-ball duck reduced India to 100/3 while chasing a 192-run target. Although India were at 120/5, Shubman Gill and […]
By SMCS - Feb 28, 2024
Brendon McCullum looking forward to Jonny Bairstow’s 100th Test in Dharamsala
England Test team head coach Brendon McCullum said that they are excited before Jonny Bairstow’s 100th Test next week in Dharamsala. The veteran also admitted that it will be an emotional moment for the swashbuckling batter and they are looking forward to sharing it with him. Bairstow, who made his Test debut in 2012, will […]
By SMCS - Feb 28, 2024
Nasser Hussain
“There is no shame in losing to this Indian side” – Nasser Hussain
Former England captain Nasser Hussain referred to India as the better team by a fair distance as they clinched the series with a match in hand. They took an unassailable 3-1 lead with a five-wicket win in Ranchi on Monday, February 26. However, England lost their third successive match in the series where they were […]
By SMCS - Feb 28, 2024
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Brendon McCullum asks for more first-class games for Hartley, Bashir after India tour
Brendon McCullum urged England cricket to look after Shoaib Bashir and Tom Hartley and focus on the development of the young spinners as well. Although England have lost their 5-match Test series to India, Bashir and Hartley did well. Hartley is currently the leading wicket-taker, having claimed 20 wickets from 8 innings, including a 7-wicket […]
By SMCS - Feb 28, 2024
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