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India vs Australia: Ian Chappell believes heightened sense of chaos in lead-up to series could favour visitors
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India vs Australia: Ian Chappell believes heightened sense of chaos in lead-up to series could favour visitors

The Australian great's opinion is partly influenced by a remark made by cricket pundit Harsha Bhogle in January 2008, following the Monkeygate drama.

India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, coaching staff set to join squad in UAE ahead of tour Down Under
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India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, coaching staff set to join squad in UAE ahead of tour Down Under

India will be travelling to Australia with a jumbo squad comprising 30 playing members across formats considering that the series will be played in a bio-bubble amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ten years in international cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara thanks his fans for love and support
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Ten years in international cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara thanks his fans for love and support

Pujara, who made his Test debut against Australia in Bengaluru, had an impressive first outing as he scored 72 in the second innings in India's successful 207-run chase.

Indian fast bowlers may take 4 to 6 weeks to get back into rhythm, says Irfan Pathan
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Indian fast bowlers may take 4 to 6 weeks to get back into rhythm, says Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan feels the fast bowlers will take at least four to six weeks to get back into rhythm when they return to action after the coronavirus hiatus.

Rahul Dravid made me understand importance of switching off from cricket, says Cheteshwar Pujara
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Rahul Dravid made me understand importance of switching off from cricket, says Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara said he is thankful to Dravid for teaching him how to keep personal and professional lives separate.

Cheteshwar Pujara says mental toughness helped him combat 'lockdown blues,' come out stronger
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Cheteshwar Pujara says mental toughness helped him combat 'lockdown blues,' come out stronger

Though coronavirus cases continue to rise rapidly in India and uncertainty remains around the resumption of professional cricket, Pujara said he hit the nets at just the right time.

Cheteshwar Pujara practices in nets with Saurashtra teammates three months after first Ranji Trophy win
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Cheteshwar Pujara practices in nets with Saurashtra teammates three months after first Ranji Trophy win

Pujara has been training at his academy, located in the outskirts of Rajkot, alongside Unadkat, batsman Arpit Vasavada and medium pacer Prerak Mankad.

Rohit Sharma only needs to see out first half hour in Australia to be successful, feels Nasser Hussain
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Rohit Sharma only needs to see out first half hour in Australia to be successful, feels Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has backed the supremely gifted Rohit Sharma to come good as a Test opener on India's tour of Australia later this year

India's Cheteshwar Pujara says facing pink ball in day-night Tests a different challenge for batsmen altogether
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India's Cheteshwar Pujara says facing pink ball in day-night Tests a different challenge for batsmen altogether

India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday admitted that playing day-night Tests is an altogether different challenge for the batsman as the pace and visibility of the pink ball is very different from traditional red ball.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and three other Indian cricketers issued notice by NADA for failure to disclose whereabouts
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Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and three other Indian cricketers issued notice by NADA for failure to disclose whereabouts

Speaking to PTI, NADA DG Navin Agarwal confirmed that BCCI has sent an official explanation for their five NRTP players' failure to submit whereabouts.

Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan likely to be BCCI's nominations for Arjuna Award
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Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan likely to be BCCI's nominations for Arjuna Award

If BCCI decides to send multiple names in the men's category, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan could also be preferred as he missed out in 2018 despite the Board sending his nomination

Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie lauds Ishant Sharma's 'thirst for knowledge' during stint in county cricket
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Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie lauds Ishant Sharma's 'thirst for knowledge' during stint in county cricket

Ishant, who has picked 297 wickets from 97 Tests, played for Sussex in 2018 with Gillespie as the coach

New Zealand pacer Matt Henry's county contract with Kent mutually withdrawn due to COVID-19 pandemic
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New Zealand pacer Matt Henry's county contract with Kent mutually withdrawn due to COVID-19 pandemic

New Zealand pacer Matt Henry's contract with Kent Cricket for the first seven matches of this season's County Championship has been mutually withdrawn due to the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cheteshwar Pujara's short-term deal to play for English county Gloucestershire called off
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Cheteshwar Pujara's short-term deal to play for English county Gloucestershire called off

The 32-year-old Pujara, who has scored 5840 runs at an average of 48.66 in 77 Tests, was supposed to play six County Championship matches for the club at the start of the county's first season back in Division One

Coronavirus Outbreak: Sunil Gavaskar contributes Rs 59 lakh, Cheteshwar Pujara joins list of donors
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Sunil Gavaskar contributes Rs 59 lakh, Cheteshwar Pujara joins list of donors

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday donated Rs 59 lakh, while Test regular Cheteshwar Pujara also made an unspecified contribution to the-CARES fund, joining the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed over 100 lives in India.

If you stay indoors, you're fighting battle against COVID-19', says Cheteshwar Pujara
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If you stay indoors, you're fighting battle against COVID-19', says Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara was one of the elite Indian sportspersons who attended the video call held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss ways to fight the coronavirus

Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra batsman Sheldon Jackson names Virat Kohli as fitness inspiration after title-winning season
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Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra batsman Sheldon Jackson names Virat Kohli as fitness inspiration after title-winning season

The 33-year-old Jackson amassed 800 plus runs for the second year in a row to help Saurashtra win their maiden Ranji Trophy after three failed attempts.

Cheteshwar Pujara on his strike-rate debate: Captain and coach understand importance of my playing style
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Cheteshwar Pujara on his strike-rate debate: Captain and coach understand importance of my playing style

Cheteshwar Pujara finds the constant fuss over his strike rate a tad unfair and wants to clarify once and for all that he has got the full backing of the team management which understands the "importance" of his style of play.

Hanuma Vihari hopeful of playing county cricket once coronavirus pandemic is under control
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Hanuma Vihari hopeful of playing county cricket once coronavirus pandemic is under control

Vihari said, "I was supposed to play four English county games this season. I would only be able to tell you the name when all the paperwork is complete. Right now, it's on hold due to the unavoidable situation (COVID-19)."

Cheteshwar Pujara calls mistimed pull in Christchurch Test against New Zealand his 'biggest regret'
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Cheteshwar Pujara calls mistimed pull in Christchurch Test against New Zealand his 'biggest regret'

'I never play that kind of a shot. I still rue it, I wonder how it happened. Once I am set, I never give my wicket away', the mistimed pull in Christchurch still rankles Pujara.