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Will India play five bowlers or extra batsman?

Makes more sense to play five bowlers than extra batsman, says Bharat Arun Playing an extra batsman in the second Test against England will be a ‘conservative move’ with the Lord’s pitch looking more bowler-friendly than Edgbaston, feels India bowling coach Bharat Arun. India lost the first Test by 31 runs and the second Test […]

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Kavin and Akash star for Sri Sankara

Kavin Rajesh (131 not out) and Akash R. Sarangdhar (137 not out) guided Sri Sankara to a 285-run win over DAV-B in the TNCA city schools under-14 cricket tournament, for the B. Somasundaram Trophy, here on Tuesday. Deep, Auro and Narendra shine In another match, Deep N. Doshi’s unbeaten 127 and V. Auro Deep’s five […]

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Ministry summons EFI officials

With only 10 days to go for the 2018 Asian Games to begin, selection and clearance issues over the Indian contingent are still not over. While the Sports Ministry is yet to officially clear the entire list of athletes and support staff presented by the IOA for the Games, there is more drama likely in […]

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‘ISL’s effect showing in u-20 win’

M.S. Dhoni, the goalkeeper-turned-wicketkeeper attributed the India U-20 youth team’s win over Argentina at the Cotif Cup to the Indian Super League. Dhoni, said, “ISL gave us the chance to rub shoulders with successful world footballers. Some of them (foreigners) were not at their peak but gave the Indians a benchmark on fitness to aim […]

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Prajnesh downs Holt

Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Brandon Holt of the United States 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the $100,000 Challenger tennis tournament. However, top seed Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Harri Helliovaara of Finland in the first round of the $150,000 Challenger tennis tournament in China. Other results: $150,000 Challenger, Jinan, China: First […]

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Swansong to a distinguished career at Lord’s

Groundsman Hunt’s favourite match is 2002 Natwest final As far as workplaces go, Mick Hunt has little competition. As Head Groundsman at Lord’s, he has the enviable task of tending to the most hallowed real estate in cricket. Hunt joined the ground-staff in 1969 but after 49 years in the job, he is retiring. Thursday’s […]

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Kohli is the best: Dhoni

‘The way he has batted everywhere, and in the last year he has just been brilliant.’ ‘He will keep taking the team forward and that is what you want from a leader.’ Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rates his successor as the best batsman in world cricket and believes India is lucky to have […]

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Is Virat Kohli already a legend? MS Dhoni has the answer

At the helm during Virat Kohli’s transition from a gifted youngster to a seasoned master, Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said the current India skipper is close to being a legend for all the brilliance he has shown in the last few years. “He (Kohli) is the best, and has already reached a status, where he […]

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Virat Kohli already close to being a legend, says MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni said Virat Kohli is close to being a legend for all the brilliance he has shown in the last few years. Former India captain MS Dhoni has labelled Virat Kohli as the “best batsman” and said that the right-hander has reached a status where he is close to being a legend. Moreover, Dhoni hailed […]

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Age should be no criteria for selection, says Sachin Tendulkar

Former Indian captain and batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar believes age should never be a criteria while picking up players and that if young players are plucked in raw, they are fearless and bring freedom to the sport. “If somebody is good, he should play for the country. Age should never the criteria,” Sachin told ESPNCricinfo. […]