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India quicks follow Kumble’s lines
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India quicks follow Kumble’s lines

June 13th, 2017 | by admin
They came to England and were quite surprised by the lack of swing and seam. But to their credit, they have adjusted well enough to be in the semi-finals Last Saturday afternoon, the day before the South Africa match, India coach Anil Kumble placed three... Read more
Kohli reclaims top spot; Hazlewood tops ODI bowling rankings
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Kohli reclaims top spot; Hazlewood tops ODI bowling rankings

June 13th, 2017 | by admin
India captain Virat Kohli surpassed AB de Villiers and David Warner to reclaim the top spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen. Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, meanwhile, topped the ODI bowlers’ rankings for the first time in his career. South Africa quick Kagiso... Read more
De Villiers to lead South Africa in England T20s
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De Villiers to lead South Africa in England T20s

June 13th, 2017 | by admin
Even as questions over his captaincy continue to pop up, AB de Villiers will lead South Africa’s T20 squad in three matches against England in the absence of Faf du Plessis, who will return home for the birth of his first child. De Villiers will... Read more
Onus on WI batsmen with series on the line
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Onus on WI batsmen with series on the line

June 13th, 2017 | by admin
Match facts June 14, 2017 Start time 1430 local (1830 GMT) Big Picture If there ever was a time to rally round the West Indies, it is now. They are ranked No. 9 – one spot below the bar for direct entry into the 2019... Read more
Sarfraz sees shaky Pakistan into semi-finals
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Sarfraz sees shaky Pakistan into semi-finals

June 12th, 2017 | by admin
Pakistan 237 for 7 (Sarfraz 61*, Zaman 50, Pradeep 3-60) beat Sri Lanka 236 (Dickwella 73, Junaid 3-40, Hasan 3-43, Amir 2-53) by three wickets The Champions Trophy might have been damp and lifeless on the English shores this year, but it was on a... Read more
‘Soft dismissals a concern’ – Sarfraz
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‘Soft dismissals a concern’ – Sarfraz

June 12th, 2017 | by admin
Pakistan have little more than 36 hours before taking the field again in Cardiff for their Champions Trophy semi-final against England, but will find time to address concerns about their middle order despite the joy of overcoming Sri Lanka to progress to the knockout stage.... Read more
Kumble likely to remain coach for WI tour
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Kumble likely to remain coach for WI tour

June 12th, 2017 | by admin
The BCCI is likely to retain Anil Kumble as coach for India’s tour of the West Indies immediately after the ongoing Champions Trophy. Kumble will be given the contract extension if the cricket advisory committee (CAC) fails to pick India’s next coach before then. The... Read more
‘There’s no one in South Africa better than these guys’ – du Plessis
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‘There’s no one in South Africa better than these guys’ – du Plessis

June 12th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa’s Champions Trophy exit has caused them less grief than their 2015 World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand because, rather than dominate the pool stage, they stumbled through in the ongoing tournament. Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s Test and T20... Read more
SL batsmen expand range for Women’s World Cup
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SL batsmen expand range for Women’s World Cup

June 12th, 2017 | by admin
An increase in the hitting ability of the Sri Lanka women players should help them pose a greater threat in the upcoming Women’s World Cup, said their coach Hemantha Devapriya. “Since I took over six months ago, I’ve found out that our run-rate has not... Read more
I’m a good captain, I can take this team forward – de Villiers
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I’m a good captain, I can take this team forward – de Villiers

June 11th, 2017 | by admin
AB de Villiers “absolutely” wants to lead South Africa in the 2019 World Cup despite being part of another failed campaign in an ICC event because he thinks he can be the man to oversee a change in South Africa’s fortunes. “Because I’m a good... Read more
IPL increases exposure to big moments of play – Stokes
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IPL increases exposure to big moments of play – Stokes

June 11th, 2017 | by admin
Experience of playing in the IPL helped Ben Stokes compile the “best innings” of his ODI career to date, against Australia at Edgbaston. Stokes plundered an unbeaten century – a career-best 102 – as England overcame a sticky start to their run-chase to... Read more
England belief growing as Malan ton ticks another box
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England belief growing as Malan ton ticks another box

November 17th, 2017 | by admin
Cricket Australia XI 250 and 3 for 121 trail England XI 515 (Stoneman 111, Malan 109, Root 83, Cook 70, Short 4-103) by 144 runs Scorecard Maybe it’s the sea air or maybe they have been lulled into a false sense of security by the... Read more
Jake Ball ‘a great chance’ to play in Brisbane
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Jake Ball ‘a great chance’ to play in Brisbane

November 17th, 2017 | by admin
Jake Ball is giving himself “a great chance to play” in the first Ashes Test, according to England’s assistant coach, Paul Farbrace. Ball looked as if he had slipped out of contention after he sustained a sprained ankle while bowling in the first innings of... Read more
Gujarat seamer Chintan Gaja’s 8 for 40 wrecks Rajasthan
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Gujarat seamer Chintan Gaja’s 8 for 40 wrecks Rajasthan

November 17th, 2017 | by admin
Gujarat seamer Chintan Gaja’s 8 for 40 destroyed Rajasthan as they crumbled to 153 all out after opting to bat in Surat. The defending champions then went to stumps on 90 for 1, after they lost Samit Gohel (46) in what turned out to be... Read more
Agarwal’s blitz powers Karnataka
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Agarwal’s blitz powers Karnataka

November 17th, 2017 | by admin
A stunning onslaught from Mayank Agarwal led Karnataka‘s dominance on the first day in their Ranji Trophy game against Uttar Pradesh at Green Park in Kanpur. They raced to 327 for 3 at stumps, with Agarwal slamming 16 fours, all in the first session, in... Read more
Rishabh Pant hits form to help rescue Delhi
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Rishabh Pant hits form to help rescue Delhi

November 17th, 2017 | by admin
Just as the smog has relented and the air quality in Delhi has come down to being just “very poor” from “severe” levels, flights landing and taking off from the domestic terminal of the Delhi airport had a new threat. In the adjoining Airforce Sports... Read more
Stoneman hits century as England find their groove
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Stoneman hits century as England find their groove

November 16th, 2017 | by admin
England XI 3 for 337 (Stoneman 111, Cook 70, Root 62*, Malan 57*) lead Cricket Australia XI 250 (Short 51, Woakes 6-57) by 87 runs Townsville is, in many ways, a ferocious place. Oh, it’s pretty. It has a mountain range, a shoreline and beautiful... Read more
Australia’s Ashes squad: Trevor Hohns explains the choices
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Australia’s Ashes squad: Trevor Hohns explains the choices

November 16th, 2017 | by admin
Trevor Hohns, Australia’s selection chairman, explains the rationale behind the squad selected for the start of the Ashes. Why Tim Paine? “It was fairly tough. We had a lengthy debate about the wicket-keeping position. With Tim, it’s been widely acknowledged... Read more
Paine, Marsh, Bancroft in Australia’s Ashes squad
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Paine, Marsh, Bancroft in Australia’s Ashes squad

November 16th, 2017 | by admin
Wicketkeeper Tim Paine, and batsmen Cameron Bancroft and Shaun Marsh have replaced Matthew Wade, Matt Renshaw and Glenn Maxwell in Australia’s Test team to face England at the Gabba. The squad for the first Ashes Test has raised plenty of eyebrows but bears the captain... Read more
BCCI pushes for two home-season windows per year
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BCCI pushes for two home-season windows per year

November 16th, 2017 | by admin
As the ICC gets ready to fine-tune a schedule for the Test and ODI leagues next month, the BCCI has made it clear that any new international calendar would need to account for a fixed Indian home season, played across two windows: October-November and February-March.... Read more
Lakmal 6-6-0-3 tortures India in tough conditions
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Lakmal 6-6-0-3 tortures India in tough conditions

November 16th, 2017 | by admin
India 17 for 3 (Lakmal 3-0) v Sri Lanka Only 11.5 overs of cricket were possible in the first two sessions of the Kolkata Test, but they were 11.5 difficult overs for India, asked to bat on a damp green pitch under overcast skies. Suranga... Read more
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