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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
Unchanged Pakistan eye more dominance in ODI series
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Unchanged Pakistan eye more dominance in ODI series

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
Big Picture Was the Test series a black swan event, not amenable to rationalisation after the fact? It certainly seems so after the proceedings of the first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai, which firmly saw the cricket return to the realms of... Read more
Sri Lanka’s wretched run in ODIs in 2017
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Sri Lanka’s wretched run in ODIs in 2017

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
Sri Lanka sprung a surprise by defeating Pakistan 2-0 in the Test series in the UAE, but their loss in the first ODI in Dubai highlighted their struggles in the format. They have lost 17 of 22 ODIs this year and won just four, which... Read more
Thakur, Karn wrap up India A’s 3-0 series win
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Thakur, Karn wrap up India A’s 3-0 series win

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
A day after he had been recalled to the India ODI squad, Shardul Thakur took 1 for 19 and struck a 32-ball 40 – his highest in List A cricket – to help India A secure a low-scoring match in Visakhapatnam. After India A were... Read more
Jadeja’s double-century propels Saurashtra
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Jadeja’s double-century propels Saurashtra

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
Ravindra Jadeja’s double-century underpinned Saurashtra’s dominant batting performance against Jammu & Kashmir in Rajkot. Jadeja, who was unbeaten on 150 overnight, struck another 51 runs, while Snell Patel, who resumed on 31, ended up with 94 as Saurashtra... Read more
Washington Sundar’s 156* underpins TN’s dominance
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Washington Sundar’s 156* underpins TN’s dominance

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
Allrounder Washington Sundar’s maiden first-class hundred – 156* off 223 balls – underpinned Tamil Nadu‘s dominance against Tripura in Chennai. Opening the batting in the absence of M Vijay – who is suffering from a neck spasm – Sundar struck... Read more
Hyderabad T20I called off, India-Australia series tied
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Hyderabad T20I called off, India-Australia series tied

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
The deciding T20I between Australia and India in Hyderabad was abandoned as a result of a wet outfield. Over two weeks of heavy rain leading up to the match meant the ground had taken in a lot of water. And even though there was at... Read more
Hyderabad washout hurts cricket’s value
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Hyderabad washout hurts cricket’s value

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
The loudest cheers of the night came when Virat Kohli took shots at the goal with MS Dhoni guarding it. At the other end of the ground, there was Nathan Coulter-Nile mock-wrestling one of his team-mates. That these were the only glimpses of sporting action... Read more
Babar’s ton, Malik’s 81 take Pakistan 1-0 up
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Babar’s ton, Malik’s 81 take Pakistan 1-0 up

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
Pakistan 292 for 6 (Babar 103, Malik 81, Lakmal 2-47) beat Sri Lanka 209 for 8 (Thirimanne 53, Dananjaya 50*, Hasan 3-36, Raees 3-49) by 83 runs Pakistan reasserted their dominance in the UAE with a crushing win in Dubai over a Sri Lanka side... Read more
South Africa to play Zimbabwe in inaugural four-day Test
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South Africa to play Zimbabwe in inaugural four-day Test

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
Despite resistance from the MCC and its cricket committee, the ICC Board on Friday approved a “trial” of four-day Test cricket, with South Africa and Zimbabwe playing the first official game of the new format on Boxing Day. The trial is scheduled to run through... Read more
Test, ODI leagues approved by ICC Board
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Test, ODI leagues approved by ICC Board

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
A genuine Test match world championship and an ODI league will be introduced to international cricket after both were given in-principle agreement by the ICC Board on the final day of the governing body’s meeting in Auckland. While some details remain to be fleshed out,... Read more
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