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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
Kohli, Dhoni meet CoA about player contracts
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Kohli, Dhoni meet CoA about player contracts

November 30th, 2017 | by admin
India captain Virat Kohli, senior player MS Dhoni and coach Ravi Shastri met the committee of administrators (CoA) and other BCCI officials in Delhi to work out their schedules and compensation packages in the coming years. The players’ contracts have been up for renewal... Read more
Why Nathan Lyon is special
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Why Nathan Lyon is special

November 30th, 2017 | by admin
In his post-match review of the Brisbane Test, Graeme Swann was somewhat dismissive of Nathan Lyon’s efforts in the match. “Lyon’s got a lot of plaudits for how well he bowled in this game, but England actually didn’t capitulate to Lyon. He got 5 for... Read more
BCCI fined INR 52.24 crore for ‘anti-competitive conduct’
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BCCI fined INR 52.24 crore for ‘anti-competitive conduct’

November 30th, 2017 | by admin
The BCCI has been slapped with a fine of INR 52.24 crore by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country’s fair trade regulator, for “anticompetitive conduct”. The fine is specifically linked to the board’s broadcast deal for the Indian Premier... Read more
Root on Smith laughter: ‘If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is’
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Root on Smith laughter: ‘If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is’

November 30th, 2017 | by admin
The memory of Steven Smith laughing in the Brisbane post-game press conference is all the motivation England need in Adelaide according to captain Joe Root. The England camp were underwhelmed by the image of the Australia captain in near hysterics as Cameron Bancroft revealed... Read more
England wait on Moeen bowling fitness
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England wait on Moeen bowling fitness

November 30th, 2017 | by admin
Concerns over Moeen Ali’s fitness continue to cloud England’s preparations ahead of the day-night Test in Adelaide. While the England captain, Joe Root, confirmed that Moeen would play whether he was able to bowl or not, concerns over his spinning finger – cut... Read more
BCCI treasurer accused of threatening board CFO
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BCCI treasurer accused of threatening board CFO

November 29th, 2017 | by admin
Proceedings at the Supreme Court’s hearings into the BCCI’s new constitution took a bizarre sidestep on Wednesday after the board treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry was asked by the court to respond to a complaint that he issued “death” and “job”... Read more
‘The Supreme Court has given BCCI a lifeline’
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‘The Supreme Court has given BCCI a lifeline’

November 29th, 2017 | by admin
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court was expected to start wrapping up the long-standing hearing related to the BCCI adopting a new constitution as per the Lodha Committee recommendations. Burdened by cases of more national importance, however, the court has failed to dedicate... Read more
Police seek ‘charging advice’ into Stokes incident
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Police seek ‘charging advice’ into Stokes incident

November 29th, 2017 | by admin
Avon and Somerset police have completed their investigation into the incident involving Ben Stokes outside a Bristol nightclub in September and have passed a file onto the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for advice on whether he should be charged. The police also confirmed that... Read more
Southee out of first Test, Matt Henry picked in XI
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Southee out of first Test, Matt Henry picked in XI

November 29th, 2017 | by admin
New Zealand have picked Matt Henry as a replacement for Tim Southee, who is expecting the birth of his child, in the XI for the first Test against West Indies in Wellington, which starts from Friday. Henry was picked over Auckland fast bowler Lockie Ferguson,... Read more
Come and get me – Lyon says to England
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Come and get me – Lyon says to England

November 29th, 2017 | by admin
Nathan Lyon has challenged England’s batsmen to try to hit him out of the Australian attack at Adelaide Oval, after the tourists’ attempts to outlast the offspinner in Brisbane proved fruitless. Having talked a big game leading into the series, specifically... Read more
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