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Chandimal returns to Sri Lanka T20 squad after ban

Chandimal was included in the T20 squad and will play in the day-night game on Tuesday. Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal returned to their Twenty20 squad Thursday after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game. Chandimal was included in a 15-member squad for the one-off T20 that will round off South […]

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Confident England aim to end poor recent record at Lord’s

‘One of the most exciting things about last week is that we weren’t at our best, certainly areas we can improve, but we found a way to win under pressure, and wrestle momentum back in our favour.’ England captain Joe Root has said that their victory in the first Test at Birmingham last week, despite […]

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How England plan to stop Virat Kohli

‘He really had to battle for all of his runs, and we created some chances which weren’t taken.’ Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler feels England need to be more clinical in some aspects, including catching, as they seek to extend their lead over India in the second Test starting at Lord’s, from Thursday. Virat Kohli may have […]

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India’s chances will again rest on Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth

At the recently-concluded Badminton World Championships in Nanjing, China, of the 20 medal winners, Carolina Marin, who won the women’s singles gold, was the only non-Asian. This, if anything, should show the kind of challenge India has to be up for at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Respite There will be some respite because unlike […]

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Joe Root happy with his bowlers

Joe Root has derived encouragement from the manner in which England bowled to Virat Kohli in the first Test at Edgbaston. “On that last morning he batted 55 minutes and he faced 13-14 balls,” he said. “Very skilful [of our bowlers] to be able to manipulate him off the strike and starve him of facing […]