newscricket10 hours ago

Tendulkar hails current Indian Cricket team

Sachin Tendulkar has heaped praise on the current Indian team, which has had a stellar run in Test cricket over the last two years and achieved the No.1 Test ranking as well. The legend has also said one shouldn’t compare players from different eras and should respect every generation's players.
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newscricket11 hours ago

RPS owner reveals the reason behind Dhoni’s sacking, "we wanted a young captain"

Rising Pune Supergiants owner Sanjeev Goenka has clarified that they wanted a young captain and thus opted for Steve Smith for the upcoming IPL season. He has also said that he has the highest regard for MS Dhoni as a leader and Dhoni will continue as an integral part of the team set-up.
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newscricket13 hours ago

Ashwin clarifies bowling leg-spin to Steve Smith during IPL was not a ploy

Ravichandran Ashwin has made it clear that bowling leg-spin to Steve Smith during the IPL was not a ploy to hide his bowling style and rather was to develop his own bowling skills. He has also said that unsettling David Warner from early in the innings is the best option to get him out early.
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newscricket14 hours ago

RCB part ways with Mitchell Starc on IPL auction eve

Australian speedster Mitchell Starc and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have parted ways just a day before the Indian Premier League 2017 player auction. Starc’s exit has now allowed RCB to enter the auction with an additional purse of Rs 5 crore and an additional overseas player’s slot.
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newscricket15 hours ago

Dhoni removed as Rising Pune Supergiants captain, Steve Smith to lead

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been removed as captain of the Rising Pune Supergiants following his uninspiring leadership last season with the team finishing in seventh place. Australian skipper Steve Smith has been named as skipper for the 2017 Indian Premier League to start in April.
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newscricket17 hours ago

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh hopeful of playing at No 6 against India

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who scored 75 in Australia's warm-up game against India A, is hopeful of being slotted at No 6 in the opening Test against India starting in Pune on Feb 23. Marsh said spending time in the middle at Brabourne Stadium has given him a lot of confidence.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Shoaib Akhtar fears more embarrassment in store for PCB in match-fixing scandal

Shoaib Akhtar says the Pakistan Cricket Board would find themselves in an embarrassing position if they can’t prove the spot-fixing allegations against Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif after the two were provisionally suspended from the Pakistan Super League on Feb 10 for their alleged involvement.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Ashish Nehra: I would love to play in the Champions Trophy

Veteran speedster Ashish Nehra has expressed his desire to be picked for the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June, saying he could also mentor the young pacers in the squad. Nehra will play the Vijay Hazare limited-overs tournament for Delhi to build his match fitness for the global event.
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newscricketa day ago

I was sledged by Wade and Warner, says Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer has revealed that he was sledged by Aussies Matthew Wade and David Warner during his enterprising innings of 85 against them in the ongoing warm-up match. The wicketkeeper-batsman hit five sixes during his knock, repeatedly hitting Nathan Lyon and Stephen O'Keefe over the top.
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newscricketa day ago

IPL extravaganza about learning not earning, says Stokes

Ben Stokes might be one of the top expected buys of the IPL auction 2017, but that is not playing on the all-rounder's mind, as all he wants is to get picked to play for an IPL side. For him, IPL is more of a learning platform and he would want to focus on improving his T20 skills.
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