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Rohit Sharma right man to lead, but India need to handle all-format skipper with care and caution
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Rohit Sharma right man to lead, but India need to handle all-format skipper with care and caution

Time and a protesting body aren’t Rohit’s greatest allies, but his inherent inspirational presence, a wonderful cricket brain and the steady guiding hand of Dravid will serve him well as he ushers Indian Test cricket into the lap of transition.

India vs West Indies: Challenge for Rohit is to stay fit and play everything till World Cup, says Agarkar
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India vs West Indies: Challenge for Rohit is to stay fit and play everything till World Cup, says Agarkar

The hamstring has been a recurrent problem which also forced Rohit to miss the first two Test matches as well as the white-ball leg of the tour of Australia in 2020-21.

'You don't need to be a captain to be a leader': Kohli talks about contributing more as a batter
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'You don't need to be a captain to be a leader': Kohli talks about contributing more as a batter

Kohli shocked the cricketing world earlier this month when he stepped down from Test captaincy following the 1-2 series defeat in South Africa. He ended up as India's most successful Test captain.

Change of guard in Indian cricket won't affect brand of Indian cricket, says former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif
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Change of guard in Indian cricket won't affect brand of Indian cricket, says former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif

Latif though felt the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) erred in removing Kohli as captain of the One-day team.

'There can't be two white-ball captains': Ganguly on why Rohit replaced Kohli as ODI captain
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'There can't be two white-ball captains': Ganguly on why Rohit replaced Kohli as ODI captain

Ganguly said the selectors felt that multiple leaders in the white-ball format would lead to confusion and that's why the Chetan Sharma-led committee suggested that it's better to have one leader.

'Leader who led with grit, passion and determination': BCCI thanks Kohli at end of limited-overs captaincy stint
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'Leader who led with grit, passion and determination': BCCI thanks Kohli at end of limited-overs captaincy stint

In a captaincy that began in 2017, Kohli led India to 65 wins out of 95 matches with an admirable winning percentage of 70.43.

Virat Kohli's ODI 'sacking' inevitable, say Indian media
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Virat Kohli's ODI 'sacking' inevitable, say Indian media

Kohli sought to hold on to the ODI captaincy -- a plan that came to an unceremonious end when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said late Wednesday that Rohit Sharma would captain the one-day team on its South Africa tour.

'I'll be ready if I have to', Pat Cummins on potential captaincy role during Ashes
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'I'll be ready if I have to', Pat Cummins on potential captaincy role during Ashes

Australia have named a 15-man squad for the opening two Ashes Tests, with skipper Paine, who had gone under the knife to fix a bulging disc in his neck in September, included despite an injury cloud

Ian Chappell says Steve Smith might get captaincy back, but only if there is no other choice
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Ian Chappell says Steve Smith might get captaincy back, but only if there is no other choice

Paine's performance behind the wickets and his tactics as captain in the just-concluded Test series against India which Australia lost 1-2 were severely criticised by former players.

England vs Pakistan: There was pressure but never thought of quitting as captain, says Azhar Ali
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England vs Pakistan: There was pressure but never thought of quitting as captain, says Azhar Ali

Azhar faced criticism for his run drought before scoring a hundred in the first innings of the third Test.

New Zealand coach Gary Stead dismisses speculations he tried to remove Kane Williamson from Test captaincy
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New Zealand coach Gary Stead dismisses speculations he tried to remove Kane Williamson from Test captaincy

Following New Zealand's 0-3 defeat at the hands of Australia earlier this year, rumours surfaced that Stead preferred left-handed batsman Tom Latham for Test captaincy over incumbent Williamson.

'Leadership comes naturally to me': Opener Dean Elgar eyes South Africa Test captaincy
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'Leadership comes naturally to me': Opener Dean Elgar eyes South Africa Test captaincy

Dean Elgar would be willing to become South Africa’s next test captain as speculation about who will replace Faf du Plessis gathers momentum.

India vs West Indies: Captaincy is just a c in front of your name, it's the collective effort that matters, says Virat Kohli
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India vs West Indies: Captaincy is just a c in front of your name, it's the collective effort that matters, says Virat Kohli

"Captaincy is just a C in front of your name." With that comment, simultaneously modest and magnanimous, Virat Kohli embraced all his teammates and gave them credit for a personal milestone as India's most successful Test captain.

IPL 2019: From Colin Ingram-Axar Patel’s relay catch to Shikhar Dhawan's hilarious reply to R Ashwin's Mankad warning, best moments from Day 29
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IPL 2019: From Colin Ingram-Axar Patel’s relay catch to Shikhar Dhawan's hilarious reply to R Ashwin's Mankad warning, best moments from Day 29

Here are some of the key moments from Day 29 of IPL 2019, in which Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals outclassed Kings XI Punjab.

IPL 2019, RR vs MI: Captaincy brings out best in Steve Smith, but is leadership change a little too late for Royals?
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IPL 2019, RR vs MI: Captaincy brings out best in Steve Smith, but is leadership change a little too late for Royals?

While building their squad, RR bet heavily on the leadership of Smith and Rahane. One has been cast aside, and the other given a new lease of life. But you can’t help feel that it is all a little too late.

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim's bizarre decisions mar first day of tour for Tigers
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim's bizarre decisions mar first day of tour for Tigers

It was supposed to be a test of Bangladesh's mettle and perseverance, unfortunately, some questionable decisions have forced Tigers firmly onto the back foot

India vs Sri Lanka: As Virat Kohli passes 30 ODI tons, concept of pressure seems as alien to him as ever
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India vs Sri Lanka: As Virat Kohli passes 30 ODI tons, concept of pressure seems as alien to him as ever

No one can ever say that he or she has seen Kohli under pressure on any given day on the field

India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane's aggression, deception helped catch visitors off-guard at Dharamsala
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India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane's aggression, deception helped catch visitors off-guard at Dharamsala

Ajinkya Rahane picked the unknown Kuldeep Yadav to replace Kohli as he wanted to go for the kill in the series-decider and the move paid off spectacularly.

IPL 2017: MS Dhoni is now free to prosper with the bat as Steve Smith takes reins of Rising Pune Supergiants
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IPL 2017: MS Dhoni is now free to prosper with the bat as Steve Smith takes reins of Rising Pune Supergiants

MS Dhoni will also come to party a rested man and that should help him play a decisive role in shaping the fortunes of the Pune team as a keeper-batsman.