reportcricket9 hours ago

India vs West Indies | First ODI ends sans result as rains play spoilsport

The first ODI between India and West Indies had to be abandoned after rains started pouring during the Indian innings. Put into bat first, India started strongly with Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane knitting a 132-run partnership to help India reach 199-3 before rains interrupted play.
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newscricket11 hours ago

West Indies playing XI combined experience less than MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh

West Indies has fielded a young team against India in the ongoing first ODI whose playing eleven's combined match presence is less than MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. Jason Holder, the West Indies skipper, is just 25-year old and will be playing his 38th match in the role.
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newscricket13 hours ago

Anil Kumble suggested 10-month contracts for national coaches

Former Indian head coach Anil Kumble reportedly was in favour of 10-month contracts for the support staff as well as the coaches as that would have allowed them to earn from IPL like the players. Kumble also suggested that the head coach be given 60 percent of the captain's estimated earnings.
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newscricket15 hours ago

The Indian team just needs a physical trainer as per the captain's attitude, says Erapalli Prasanna

Legendary Indian off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna has lashed out at Indian skipper Virat Kohli commenting that the team just requires a physical trainer judging by the captain's attitude. The 77-year old also stated that a cricketer of Anil Kumble's stature did not deserve such a sending-off.
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newscricket16 hours ago

Stepping down as the coach Anil Kumble's personal choice, says Sourav Ganguly

BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee member Sourav Ganguly has stated that Anil Kumble's resignation from the post of Indian coach was his personal choice. Anil Kumble stepped down as the Indian coach following the reports of rift with Indian skipper Virat Kohli which he confirmed via his Twitter handle.
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newscricket16 hours ago

Mithali Raj : Ask the men in the game who their favourite female cricketer is

Indian women's captain Mithali Raj suggested a reporter to ask the men in cricket who their favourite female player in the game was when questioned about her favourite cricketer from India or Pakistan. Raj also pointed out the differences between the men and women's category of cricket in India.
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newscricket17 hours ago

West Indies vs India | First ODI - Match Predictions

India take on West Indies in the First ODI of the five-match series at Port of Spain and will be looking to bounce back from their horror show against Pakistan in the finals of the Champions Trophy. On the other hand, Windies will look to start afresh after missing out on a Champions Trophy place.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Virat Kohli: Ajinkya Rahane will partner Shikhar Dhawan at the top

Virat Kohli has said that Ajinkya Rahane will open the innings for India in the series against West Indies which starts today with the first ODI in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Rahane was India’s second choice opener in the recently concluded Champions Trophy, behind Rohit Sharma.
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newscricket20 hours ago

Afghanistan and Ireland awarded Test status

Afghanistan and Ireland have been approved as Full Members by the ICC making them cricket's 11th and 12th Test-playing nation respectively. The status was awarded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board in London on Thursday, during the ICC's Annual General Meeting.
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newscricketa day ago

Michael Vaughan justifies dropping Kohli from his combined CT squad

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan picked his Champions Trophy team of the tournament immediately after the event concluded, with Kohli being the most notable absentee in the team. Vaughan justified his omission saying that he didn’t play well enough to make it to his team.
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