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Rishabh Pant has his own style of batting, but gets the job done: Rohit Sharma
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Rishabh Pant has his own style of batting, but gets the job done: Rohit Sharma

England tour of India 2021Tags: England tour of India 2021, India vs England, 4th Test at Ahmedabad, Mar 04-08, 2021, India, England, Rishabh Rajendra Pant, Rohit Gurunath SharmaPublished on: Mar 05, 2021 Scorecard | Commentary | GraphsTeam India opener Rohit Sharma has stated that Rishabh Pant can continue to bat the way he wants as long as he is doing the job for the team. He also requested critics to cut Pant some slack for his failures. The left-hander smashed 101 from 118 balls as India ended Day 2 of the Ahmedabad Test at 294 for 7, with a lead of 89. Pant and Washington Sundar (60 not out) featured in a stand of 113 for the seventh wicket as India fought back from 146 for 6. In the past, Pant has been criticized for getting out to soft strokes. However, of late, he has raised his...
India vs England: It was one of Pant’s finest knocks, says Rohit Sharma
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India vs England: It was one of Pant’s finest knocks, says Rohit Sharma

Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar seem to be making a habit of bailing India out of trouble with their contrasting styles. After the duo repeated their heroics to put India in a position of ascendancy, opening batsman Rohit Sharma has heaped praise on the left-handed batsmen, especially Pant.“In my opinion, it was one of his finest knocks. It came under pressure as well. We weren’t in a good position when he came in to bat and we saw a few sides of his batting today. He was cautious at the beginning and then he flourished the he way know him and put the team in command,” Rohit said after the second day’s play.“When they came inside during the tea break, the message was to both of them was first we need to get the lead and try and press from there. Once they did that, he played his nat...
IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant’s hundred puts India in control of fourth Test
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IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant’s hundred puts India in control of fourth Test

James Anderson and Ben Stokes bowled their hearts out to push India on to the back foot, but Rishabh Pant’s methodical madness and a classy Washington Sundar changed the complexion of the game as the home team finished the second day of the fourth and final Test against England with a lead of 89 runs.Thanks to the 113-run seventh-wicket partnership between centurion Pant and Sundar, India breezed past England’s first innings total of 205. With Axar Patel lending support to Sundar after Pant’s dismissal, India reached 294 for seven at stumps at Motera.India was tottering at 149/6 when Sundar walked out to join Pant 25 minutes before tea, but they relied on their defence and rotated the strike till almost an hour into the final session. IND vs ENG, 4th Test, Day 2 Highlights: Pant 101, ...
India vs England: WTC qualification, H2H numbers and other stats that matter ahead of 4th Test
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India vs England: WTC qualification, H2H numbers and other stats that matter ahead of 4th Test

The stakes, as always, are high for a contest in whites! The fourth Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad would see Joe Root and his men try and get the basics right to stay in the game and stun the host with another fight-back to obstruct its way to the World Test Championship (WTC) final.While India would want to win the series 3-1, a draw against England will be enough for Virat Kohli's men to qualify for the inaugural five-day final.As for the visitor, it will have the backing of arch-rival Australia for quelling India, for that could see Tim Paine and Co. qualifying for July's WTC final.Here are some numbers you need to know before the final Test of the series gets underway on Thursday:India will seal its place in the WTC final at Lord’s against ...
IND vs ENG: Zak Crawley expects batting to be easier in fourth Test
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IND vs ENG: Zak Crawley expects batting to be easier in fourth Test

England opener Zak Crawley expects batting to be easier in the fourth Test even if the wicket is likely to be similar to the one that was used in the previous game, which India won in just two days with spin dominating proceedings. Crawley, who was the best batsman for England in the day-night pink ball Test scoring a fluent 53 in the first innings, felt the return of the red ball should make a slight difference.“I think if it is the same pitch, I do think, it will be slightly easier. I feel the pink ball was a bit harder and therefore skidded on quite quickly, which is why Axar Patel got so many wickets, LBW and bowled,” said Crawley. READ| IND vs ENG: Former GCA curator Parsana opens up on pitch debate “I think he still has that ball in his armoury for sure and it will be a massive...
IND vs ENG: Former GCA curator Parsana opens up on pitch debate
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IND vs ENG: Former GCA curator Parsana opens up on pitch debate

Ever since the first Test match here in 1983 till the last one, before this series, in 2012, Dhiraj Parsana was the curator who laid out the pitch for every Test match in Ahmedabad. According to the veteran curator, now retired after serving the Gujarat Cricket Association for more than three decades following a successful career as a left-arm bowler, admits that modern-day curators don’t have a choice but to cater to demands of the home team.“Call it curator or groundsman, I feel they are never allowed to prepare pitches their way. It’s been going on for the last 10 years. When I was a curator, my sincere attempt used to be to make a pitch that would last the whole duration of the game,” Parsana, 73, told Sportstar here on Tuesday.READ| Ajinkya Rahane shoots back after question on do...
IND vs ENG: Leach keen to learn subtleties of spin bowling from Ashwin, Axar
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IND vs ENG: Leach keen to learn subtleties of spin bowling from Ashwin, Axar

By his own admission, England's Jack Leach is in awe of the exploits of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel during the pink ball Test and he is eager to learn the nuances of spin bowling from the Indian duo in the fourth and final match, starting on Thursday.India won the day-night third Test by 10 wickets inside two days to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. How Akshar Patel became Axar Patel  Ashwin and Axar used the spin-friendly Motera pitch to great effect and picked up 18 of the 20 English wickets in the match to demolish the Joe Root-led side. "When you see players having so much success, like Ravichandran Ashwin, who has just got to 400 Test wickets and has a lot of experience in India, and Axar Patel, who has had a great start to Test cricket, of course, you try to lea...
Sir Viv Richards asks England to stop ‘moaning and groaning’
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Sir Viv Richards asks England to stop ‘moaning and groaning’

West Indian batting legend Sir Viv Richards is not amused with past and present English cricketers "moaning and groaning" about the spin-friendly pitches in India and said the visiting team did not prepare well for the challenge.The newly-laid Motera track in Ahmedabad became a subject of debate after India crushed England inside two days in the third Test to go 2-1 up in the four-match series. The severe criticism came from former England captain Michael Vaughan and a section of the British media. Ahmedabad pitch likely to be spin-friendly in fourth England Test  All the chatter has not gone down well with Richards, whose incredible range of strokes and fearless approach to the game terrorised the best of bowlers in his prime in every corner of the cricketing world."I've been asked ...
Michael Vaughan slams Motera pitch, calls India’s win ‘shallow victory’
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Michael Vaughan slams Motera pitch, calls India’s win ‘shallow victory’

Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Friday said the more India is allowed to "get away" with producing pitches that are not deemed good enough for Test cricket, the more "toothless" the ICC will look.England on Thursday suffered an embarrassing 10-wicket defeat in the third Test against India on a spin-friendly Motera track to go down 1-2 in the four-match series.The match ended inside two days with the pitch drawing flak from former players like Vaughan, though batting legend Sunil Gavaskar credited the Indian spinners rather than blaming the surface."The longer powerful countries like India are allowed to get away with it the more toothless the ICC will look," Vaughan wrote in the Daily Telegraph.READ| IND vs ENG: Alastair Cook questions Virat Kohli's reading of Motera pitch ...
England has gone wrong with its rotation policy – Ian Bell
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England has gone wrong with its rotation policy – Ian Bell

The England team has gone wrong with the constant chopping and changing in a big Test series like India. England fell to a 10-wicket defeat in the third Test against India to go down 2-1 in the four-match series, while also getting knocked out of contention from the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final in June.“I think England have been guilty of thinking too far ahead of having a squad for the Ashes when actually this is bigger than the Ashes, this is probably as big as the Ashes,” Bell told ESPNcricinfo.“Why are we rotating in the biggest Test series you are playing in? For me that’s where England have gone a bit wrong,” he added.The 38-year-old, who featured in 118 Tests for England, feels for the English players for whom the tours to India and Australia can make or break careers...