Ind v WI 2018/19

West Indies coach Law banned from ODIs over comments

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West Indies head coach Stuart Law has been suspended for the first two one-day internationals of the series against India following his public criticism of match officials during a recent test match between the sides in Hyderabad. The Australian received a 100 percent fine of his match fees and three demerit points for breaching the International Cricket Council’s code of ...

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Umesh gives India ‘good headache’ ahead of Australia tour

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A rare 10-wicket match haul from a quick on home soil last week underlined India’s growing strength in depth in the pace department, a development that is giving captain Virat Kohli the right kind of headache ahead of the tour of Australia. Umesh Yadav became only the third Indian paceman after Kapil Dev and Javagal Srinath to claim 10 wickets ...

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India ready to unleash Shaw, Pant on Australia

“Fearless” young batting stars Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant will be India’s special weapons during their upcoming tour of Australia, according to captain Virat Kohli. Hailing the roles of 18-year-old Shaw and 21-year-old Pant in the two-test victory over the West Indies, Kohli said they had been given free rein to play their natural games. “We were looking at them ...

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Holder looks to McGrath and Anderson for inspiration

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West Indies captain Jason Holder said on Sunday that he is looking to hone his fast bowling skills by taking inspiration from pace legends Glenn McGrath and James Anderson. Holder claimed his fifth five-wicket haul in the second test against India but his effort was not enough as the tourists suffered a 2-0 series whitewash. Holder, who missed the first ...

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Kohli backs Yadav for Australia tour

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Skipper Virat Kohli Sunday said paceman Umesh Yadav was likely to feature in India’s XI during the upcoming tour of Australia after his heroics in the West Indies test series sweep. Yadav claimed his maiden 10-wicket match haul to help the world’s top test side thrash West Indies by 10 wickets inside three days of the second test in Hyderabad. ...

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India beat West Indies to sweep test series

India thumped West Indies by 10 wickets inside three days to complete a 2-0 series sweep on Sunday after Umesh Yadav’s stellar bowling effort set up their comprehensive victory in the and second and final test.  Full Scorecard West Indies skipper Jason Holder’s 5-56 limited India’s first-innings lead to 56 in the morning, but their abject second-innings batting left the ...

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Rahane, Pant put India back on track

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Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant hit unbeaten half-centuries to hand India the advantage against the Windies on day two of the second test in Hyderabad on Saturday. The hosts were 308 for four at stumps, trailing the West Indies by three runs. Rahane, on 75, and Pant, on 85, have put on an unbeaten 146-run fifth-wicket stand in Hyderabad. Paceman ...

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Chase revives Windies after Yadavs inflict damage

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Roston Chase hit an unbeaten 98 on Friday to give the Windies hope of setting a challenging total as they battle to level their test series against India in Hyderabad. The tourists were 295 for seven at stumps after electing to bat first in the second and final test. West Indies at times looked in trouble but Chase built crucial ...

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Shami returns to India’s ODI squad for two Windies games

India have recalled fast bowler Mohammed Shami to the ODI squad for the first two matches against the West Indies, the national chief selector said on Thursday. The 28-year-old Shami, who last played an ODI against Australia in September 2017, was included in the 14-member team led by Virat Kohli. Shami will spearhead the team’s pace attack comprising Shardul Thakur ...

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Windies get Holder, Roach boost in bid to level series

West Indies, boosted by the return of regular captain Jason Holder and fast bowler Kemar Roach, have a plan for young India opener Prithvi Shaw in the second and final test in Hyderabad, allrounder Roston Chase said on Thursday. Eighteen-year-old Shaw smashed a fluent 134 on his test debut last week, setting the tone for India’s victory by an innings ...

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