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Mirpur pitch gets ‘below average’ rating
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Mirpur pitch gets ‘below average’ rating

February 15th, 2018 | by admin
The pitch at the Shere Bangla National Stadium has been rated “below average” by the ICC for its performance in the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. As a result, the Mirpur ground has received one demerit point, which will remain on its record for a... Read more
Rabada fined for Dhawan send-off
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Rabada fined for Dhawan send-off

February 15th, 2018 | by admin
South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has picked up a fine and a demerit point for giving India opener Shikhar Dhawan a send-off in Port Elizabeth. He lost 15% of his match fee over the incident, and gained one demerit point, taking his overall tally to... Read more
India rise to No. 1 in ODI rankings
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India rise to No. 1 in ODI rankings

February 13th, 2018 | by admin
After winning their first bilateral series in South Africa, India have climbed to the top of the ODI rankings for the third time in six months. India overtook South Africa – who will finish the ongoing series ranked second – after beating them by 73 runs in... Read more
‘Two or three IPLs left in me’ – Yuvraj
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‘Two or three IPLs left in me’ – Yuvraj

February 13th, 2018 | by admin
Playing for India still remains a motivation for Yuvraj Singh, who has also insisted he has “two or three IPLs” left in him. Yuvraj, 36, also said he could have had a successful Test career and played around 80 matches had it not been for a... Read more
Maxwell’s big show powers Australia home
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Maxwell’s big show powers Australia home

February 8th, 2018 | by admin
Australia 5 for 161 (Maxwell 103*, Short 30, Willey 3-28) beat England 9 for 155 (Malan 50, Maxwell 3-10, Agar 2-15) by 5 wickets An outstanding allround display by Glenn Maxwell drove Australia to two wins from as many matches in the T20 triangular series, after England... Read more
Kohli’s run addiction brings another high
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Kohli’s run addiction brings another high

February 8th, 2018 | by admin
Virat Kohli is tired, finally. He has reached 150, and he hardly celebrates. Just a limp raise of the bat. This is the last over of India’s allocation. This is his longest innings in ODI cricket. As it turns out, he is tired only for a couple of... Read more
Captain Markram – two ODIs; the rest – 803 ODIs
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Captain Markram – two ODIs; the rest – 803 ODIs

February 7th, 2018 | by admin
Aiden Markram captained South Africa in place of an injured Faf du Plessis in the second match of the six-match ODI series against India. Although South Africa had earmarked Markram as a future captain, Markram would’ve hardly expected to take the reigns so early in his... Read more
England T20 talking points – Vince, Buttler and the captain
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England T20 talking points – Vince, Buttler and the captain

February 5th, 2018 | by admin
Since reaching the final of the World T20 and being on the receiving end of Carlos Brathwaite’s onslaught, England have been a mixed bag in the format: four wins and five defeats from nine matches, although they have taken the opportunity to try out some new faces... Read more
Five Pakistan players the IPL could do with
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Five Pakistan players the IPL could do with

February 5th, 2018 | by admin
Pakistan players have not played the IPL since the first season in 2008. However, with the emergence of the Pakistan Super League and blessed with unique talent, a number of Pakistani players have been popular and successful in other T20 leagues. With political ties as... Read more
Two runs to go, let’s take lunch
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Two runs to go, let’s take lunch

February 5th, 2018 | by admin
A lengthy break taken with a one-sided match just minutes from concluding? Expect it from cricket. Fans were left bemused after umpires called lunch with India two short of their target – with nine wickets and 31 overs to spare – in the Centurion ODI. South... Read more
India spinners bring aggression with their slowness
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India spinners bring aggression with their slowness

February 5th, 2018 | by admin
David Miller’s dismissals in both the ODIs look different, but there is a common thread to them. And it not the bowler, who was Kuldeep Yadav in both... Read more
India’s wristspinners announce themselves in the land of the wrong’un
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India’s wristspinners announce themselves in the land of the wrong’un

February 2nd, 2018 | by admin
South Africa is the land where Reggie Schwarz, the Englishman and Bernard Bosanquet’s former Middlesex team-mate, brought the wrong’un in the early 1900s. This is where he shared the art with Albert Vogler, Gordon White and Aubrey Faulkner. On the matting pitches,... Read more
Kohli 112 bests du Plessis 120 as India go 1-0 up
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Kohli 112 bests du Plessis 120 as India go 1-0 up

February 2nd, 2018 | by admin
India 270 for 4 (Kohli 112, Rahane 79) beat South Africa 269 for 8 (Du Plessis 120, Morris 37, Kuldeep 3-34) by six... Read more
Pujara to prepare for England tour with Yorkshire stint
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Pujara to prepare for England tour with Yorkshire stint

February 1st, 2018 | by admin
Cheteshwar Pujara will warm up for India’s Test series in England by playing county cricket for... Read more
‘Rahane a strong candidate for No. 4’ – Kohli
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‘Rahane a strong candidate for No. 4’ – Kohli

February 1st, 2018 | by admin
What to do with Ajinkya Rahane in ODIs is a question India have grappled with since the last World Cup. As action moved to slower pitches, captain MS Dhoni identified him as a batsman who could open the innings but would struggle against the older, softer ball. With... Read more
Think two steps ahead in ODIs, unlike in Tests – Rohit
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Think two steps ahead in ODIs, unlike in Tests – Rohit

January 31st, 2018 | by admin
Rohit Sharma is ready to put behind him the Test series in which he was preferred to Ajinkya Rahane for the first two Tests and then dropped. Rahane made a crucial contribution in the Test that India won. Rohit is a genius ODI batsman, and that... Read more
Gill and Porel power India into World Cup final
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Gill and Porel power India into World Cup final

January 30th, 2018 | by admin
India 272 for 9 (Gill 102*, Kalra 47, Shaw 41, Musa 4-67) beat Pakistan 69 (Nazir 18, Porel 4-17) by 203... Read more
‘I didn’t expect a recall now, not like this’ – Razzak
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‘I didn’t expect a recall now, not like this’ – Razzak

January 30th, 2018 | by admin
Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak’s surprise recall to the Bangladesh Test side takes the mind back to the comebacks of Brian Close, Darren Pattinson, and RP Singh. On Sunday evening, the BCB called Razzak and told him that his air ticket to Chittagong was ready,... Read more
Curran’s five-for steals thrilling win for England
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Curran’s five-for steals thrilling win for England

January 30th, 2018 | by admin
England 259 (Root 62, Tye 5-46) beat Australia 247 (Stoinis 87, Curran 5-35) by 12... Read more
IPL to begin on April 7
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IPL to begin on April 7

January 23rd, 2018 | by admin
The 2018 season of the IPL will begin on April 7 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with the final scheduled for May 27 at the same venue. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will play the tournament opener, and their opponent will be revealed when the... Read more
What’s the record for most run-outs in a Test?
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What’s the record for most run-outs in a Test?

January 23rd, 2018 | by admin
There were five run-outs in the second Test between South Africa and India. Was this a record? asked Simon Garner from South Africa The recent Test in Centurion provided the 13th instance of five run-outs in a match – the first since the one-off Test between New Zealand... Read more
Kohli and Smith win big at ICC awards
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Kohli and Smith win big at ICC awards

January 23rd, 2018 | by admin
India’s Virat Kohli hit a windfall at the ICC awards after being named both cricketer and captain of the year. He also regained a trophy he had won for the first time in 2012 as he was named ODI player of the year as well. The corresponding... Read more
Finch – fastest to 10 ODI hundreds for Australia
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Finch – fastest to 10 ODI hundreds for Australia

January 19th, 2018 | by admin
83- Number of innings taken by Aaron Finch to score 10 centuries in ODIs – the least among Australia batsmen. He’s the sixth Australia batsman to score 10 or more hundreds and the fastest among them. He edged past David Warner who had reached the milestone in his... Read more
‘Feel like I am in the best form of my life’ – de Villiers
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‘Feel like I am in the best form of my life’ – de Villiers

January 19th, 2018 | by admin
South Africa coach Ottis Gibson was asked in the lead-up to the series if the Indian pace attack had enough in it to make them reconsider the usual policy of batting first in Cape Town. This was, after all, not the usual Cape Town pitch; it... Read more
India must answer the tough questions, at least in the dressing room
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India must answer the tough questions, at least in the dressing room

January 19th, 2018 | by admin
By now we should have trained ourselves to taking Virat Kohli‘s press conferences with generous dollops of salt. His charges against Steven Smith of systemic manipulation of DRS presently lie in some ICC dustbin. His denials of a breakdown in relationship with Anil Kumble... Read more
NZ rotate Boult out, Wheeler gets T20 call-up
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NZ rotate Boult out, Wheeler gets T20 call-up

January 17th, 2018 | by admin
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been rested from the final ODI against Pakistan on Friday as well as the first T20I that follows next week. To ensure the team has left-arm cover, the selectors have brought in Ben Wheeler, who last played international cricket in... Read more
Fakhar the hero, Rohit the repeater
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Fakhar the hero, Rohit the repeater

January 17th, 2018 | by admin
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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
Mumbai to play Chennai Super Kings in IPL season opener
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Mumbai to play Chennai Super Kings in IPL season opener

February 15th, 2018 | by admin
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings in the IPL opener on April 7 in Mumbai. Super Kings will also play the last match of the league phase, which ends on May 20, against Kings XI Punjab. The IPL has also decided not... Read more
Nepal’s ‘miracle’ takes them into World Cup Qualifiers
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Nepal’s ‘miracle’ takes them into World Cup Qualifiers

February 15th, 2018 | by admin
Nepal 195 for 9 (Karan 42*, Nath 41, Pervez 3-41) beat Canada 194 for 8 (Wijeratne 103*, Basant 3-34) by one wicket At 4:57 pm on a late Wednesday afternoon, Canada offspinner Nikhil Dutta was in the midst of flying from the bowling crease to the third man boundary, doing... Read more
Bayliss not rushing Stokes back into action
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Bayliss not rushing Stokes back into action

February 15th, 2018 | by admin
It is not quite Brisbane in November on the opening day of an Ashes series, but Ben Stokes’ antipodean tour is finally likely to kick off. He will, however, have to wait his turn with the second ODI against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui shaping as... Read more
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