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WC: Wives, families of Pak players not to travel with team

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to ensure its players stay focused during the upcoming World Cu and has banned wives and families of the cricketers from accompanying them during the course of the showpiece event beginning May 30 in England and Wales. This policy is not in line with the standard operating procedure. Earlier,

Everyone in team wants to impress Ponting: Finch

Everyone in team wants to impress Ponting: Finch

Australia captain Aaron Finch has admitted that the mere presence of Ricky Ponting in the dressing room and on the training track immediately lifts the morale of every member of the group as they look to defend their World Champions title in the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30 in England. Ponting a dual World

INDIA: A test of Kohli's tactical acumen

INDIA: A test of Kohli’s tactical acumen

His manic consistency has already put him among the pantheon of greats but the World Cup in England will be Virat Kohli‘s hour of reckoning in his bid to create a lasting legacy as India’s captain.The first Indian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil, Kohli will be leading a team which has

Lasith Malinga is a champion: Rohit Sharma

Lasith Malinga is a champion: Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma praised veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga who bowled a spectacular final over in the summit clash of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.Chennai Super Kings (CSK), chasing 150, needed nine runs of the 20th over. However, Malinga used his experience to his advantage and bowled a brilliant over to

CSK vs MI IPL final: A look at stats and numbers

CSK vs MI IPL final: A look at stats and numbers

There couldn’t be a better end to the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as two of the best teams in the tournament’s history –Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians — square-off in what promises to be an another thrilling clash on Sunday and it will be interesting to see which team goes

Spinners changed the game for us: Rohit Sharma

Spinners changed the game for us: Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma believes it was his spinners who changed the game which the hosts won in the Super Over against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), here on Thursday. In a nail-biting contest, MI, the three-time champions held their nerves and defeated Hyderabad to confirm

Steyn ruled out of IPL 2019 due to shoulder injury

Steyn ruled out of IPL 2019 due to shoulder injury

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) received a major setback on Thursday as their pace spearhead Dale Steyn was ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a shoulder injury. Steyn had replaced an injured Nathan Coulter-Nile in the squad. The South African pacer featured in only two matches for his

Rohit Sharma 3rd Indian to score 8K T20 runs

Explosive opener Rohit Sharma has become the third Indian batsman to score 8,000 runs in T20 cricket. He achieved the feat while playing for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Rohit scored 30 off 22 balls in Mumbai’s 40-run win over DC in Thursday’s game at the

Rayudu in focus for unstoppable CSK

Having missed the World Cup bus, Ambati Rayudu will be aiming to make a statement when a marauding Chennai Super Kings take on a desperate Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL encounter here on Wednesday. The World Cup snub to Rayudu is the sole sole disappointment in an otherwise superb tournament so far for Mahendra Singh

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I could not have asked for a better start: Joseph

Debutant Alzarri Joseph, who recorded the best bowling figures in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) history, said he could not have asked for a better start.”It’s unbelievable. It’s a dream start. I don’t think it could get any better,” Joseph told his captain Rohit Sharma in an interview for iplt20.com after helping the Mumbai Indians

Canada T20 league’s Indian owner ready for Euro bait

Gurmeet Singh Euro bait:After the success of the Global T20 Canada, league owner Gurmeet Singh is now set to take up the challenge of popularising the game in Europe. The man behind getting the big names to ply their trade in Canada will be a part of the Euro T20 slam — co-hosted by Cricket

Last 4 overs we bowled were unacceptable: Kohli

Last 4 overs we bowled were unacceptable: Kohli

Winning is a habit and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are currently just not being able to get into that mode. Despite dominating three-fourth of the game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Virat Kohli and his boys ended up on the losing side as KKR romped home with five balls to spare at the

SC wants BCCI ombudsman to decide Sreesanth's penalty

SC wants BCCI ombudsman to decide Sreesanth’s penalty

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed BCCI ombudsman Justice (retd) D.K. Jain to decide on the quantum of punishment for cricketer S. Sreesanth regarding his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the 2013 Indian Premier League. While Sreesanth’s life ban was quashed last month, the Supreme Court had asked the Board of Control

Preparation for IPL

IPL Preparation:The Indian players will have to smartly manage their workload during the upcoming IPL since it will be their responsibility to stay fit and fresh for the ICC World Cup, says skipper Virat Kohli. The upcoming edition of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin on March 23 and culminate days before the

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We need to attack Indian spinners: cricketer Suzie Bates

THE INDIAN WOMEN WON THEIR FIRST BILATERAL AWAY SERIES AGAINST THE ‘WHITE FERNS’ BY A 2-1 MARGIN New Zealand’s senior batswoman Suzie Bates Monday said figuring out a way to tackle spin twins Poonam Yadav and Ekta Bist was her biggest takeaway from an otherwise disappointing ODI series defeat to India. The Indian women won

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‘Indian team competitive on any surface in the world’

Sachin Tendulkar has no hesitation in terming India as favourites going into the World Cup but what makes him happier is the team’s ability to be competitive “in any part of the world and on any surface”. The Indian ODI team under Virat Kohli has won three bilateral away series against South Africa (5-1), Australia

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I was not even 10 per cent of Gill when I was 19: Kohli

THAT’S THE CONFIDENCE THAT THEY CARRY AND IT IS GREAT FOR INDIAN CRICKET IF THE STANDARD KEEPS GOING UP PRESS TRUST OF INDIA Mount Maunganui India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday said watching the young Shubman Gill bat at the nets made him realise that he was not even 10 percent as talented when he

2019 World Cup Cricket tough contest

2019 World Cup: Cricket is going to be a tough contest

Former England batsman Jonathan Trott is keeping his cards close to his chest on predicting the winner of the upcoming edition of the World Cup to be played in his home country. Trott, 37, is in the state capital and is presently the batting coach of the visiting England Lions cricket team which will play

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Malinga back as Sri Lanka ODI, T20 skipper

Sri Lanka will hope to put poor form and off-field chaos behind them when they face New Zealand in the first Test at Wellington’s Basin Reserve on Saturday. The tourists’ preparations have been anything but smooth, with changes to their coaching staff increasing pressure on a team coming off a 3-0 Test series whitewash against England last month. Former England player Jonathan Lewis was named as side’s new batting coach this

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Chappell did not know how to run international team: VVS Laxman

Greg Chappell was “rigid and inflexible” in his approach as a coach and did not know how to run an international team, former India batsman VVS Laxman has claimed in his book. Laxman, in his recently launched autobiography ‘281 And Beyond’, reveals that under the former Australian coach team India was divided into two or three factions and there was a serious trust deficit. “The coach had his favourites, who