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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
Two taking 20
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Two taking 20

September 18th, 2017 | by admin
Is Paul Collingwood now the oldest man to play in a T20 international? asked David Firman from England Paul Collingwood’s appearance for the World XI against Pakistan in an official T20 international in Lahore last week – his first international match for six and a... Read more
Yuvraj’s six sixes – do you remember where he hit them?
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Yuvraj’s six sixes – do you remember where he hit them?

September 18th, 2017 | by admin
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Pandya’s six-hitting ability is special
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Pandya’s six-hitting ability is special

September 18th, 2017 | by admin
Good length not good on flat Indian pitches  Australia dismissed the first three Indian batsmen with reasonably full-length deliveries and the next two well-set batsmen with the short ball. While the good-length ball mostly serves the purpose of keeping batsmen quiet, it... Read more
Tendulkar and Kohli in ODI chases: who’s better?
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Tendulkar and Kohli in ODI chases: who’s better?

September 18th, 2017 | by admin
The statistics presented here are current up to the end of the Sri Lanka-India ODI series. Only results against the eight oldest Test-playing nations are considered in all data presented here This article follows on from this one, which asked how Virat Kohli ranked in... Read more
Indian batting depth raises Ashes alarm
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Indian batting depth raises Ashes alarm

September 18th, 2017 | by admin
Depth is a concept that Australia can expect to wrestle with during the Ashes, in the sense that England’s batting order has it and Steven Smith’s side, for the time being, does not. In Chennai, Smith’s ODI team got an early taste of what that can look... Read more
Tracing the trajectory of Axar’s fledgling career
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Tracing the trajectory of Axar’s fledgling career

September 15th, 2017 | by admin
When Axar Patel was in class nine, his friend persuaded him to take part in an inter-school cricket tournament. Up to that point Axar had had no cricketing aspirations. He consistently topped the class, and like many academically bright students in India, wanted to pursue an... Read more
Troubled by the way Kumble was made to exit – Sehwag
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Troubled by the way Kumble was made to exit – Sehwag

September 15th, 2017 | by admin
Former India batsman Virender Sehwag has revealed that he was “troubled” by the way Anil Kumble was forced to leave as India coach in June. Sehwag, who was one of the candidates interviewed to fill Kumble’s vacancy, said that he only applied for the... Read more
A World T20 final re-run without Ben Stokes
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A World T20 final re-run without Ben Stokes

September 15th, 2017 | by admin
Big Picture “Remember the name,” was the immortal line from Ian Bishop when these two sides last met in a T20 as Carlos Brathwaite smoked four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to steal the World T20 crown from under England’s noses. It’s doubtful... Read more
‘I have a special talent in me to hit sixes’ – Evin Lewis
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‘I have a special talent in me to hit sixes’ – Evin Lewis

September 15th, 2017 | by admin
A few weeks ago, Evin Lewis did something that few batsmen have managed in the history of T20 cricket: he relegated Chris Gayle to inconsequential supporting act. The pair opened together for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots against the Barbados Tridents, chasing 129 to win. They... Read more
BCCI exploring a men’s and women’s double-header tour
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BCCI exploring a men’s and women’s double-header tour

September 15th, 2017 | by admin
The BCCI is probing the possibility of playing the three-match T20I series between India and South Africa as double-headers featuring both the men’s and women’s teams early next year. The India men’s team is set to tour South Africa in January-February next... Read more
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