newscricket9 hours ago

346 cricketers from various countries finalized to take part in IPL auction

A total of 346 cricketers have been included in the list prepared of the players who will go under the hammer to take part in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. A total of nine players, none of them Indian, have put themselves on offer at the highest base price of two crore rupees.
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newscricket11 hours ago

DRS not a perfect system but it is what it is, says Tim Paine

Australian skipper Tim Paine has stated that the Umpire’s Decision Review System used in cricket is not a perfect one and it sometimes becomes frustrating for everyone. The recently concluded Test against India saw a few decisions not going in favour of the hosts that has prompted his response.
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newscricket12 hours ago

Three member panel to interview applicants for the role of women's cricket team coach

A three-member ad-hoc committee comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy has been formed to choose the right candidate for the role of the coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. The post became vacant after Ramesh Powar’s stint as the interim coach ended last month.
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newscricket14 hours ago

MS Dhoni taught me how to handle pressure situations, reveals Rishabh Pant

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has stated that he has learnt a lot from MS Dhoni and the former captain taught him how to handle pressure situations in a better way. Pant took over the wicket-keeping role from MS Dhoni in Tests recently and has been successful in the ongoing Australia series.
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newscricket14 hours ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli retains top spot as Cheteshwar Pujara enters top five again

Virat Kohli has managed to retain his top spot in the latest ICC Test rankings as Cheteshwar Pujara entered the top five after he registered scores of 123 and 71 in the first Test in Adelaide. Amongst the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah made a significant jump and achieved a career-high ranking of 33.
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newscricket15 hours ago

Reports : CoA chief overrules Diana Edulji’s request to extend Ramesh Powar’s contract

CoA head, Vinod Rai, has reportedly overruled Diana Edulji’s request to extend Ramesh Powar’s contract until the end of the New Zealand tour considering he had the support of T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. It was also reported that the idea was scrapped after as advertisements were already issued.
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newscricket17 hours ago

Australia’s Big Bash League to substitute coin toss with ‘bat flip’

Big Bash League has opted to do away with the traditional coin toss with a ‘bat flip’ in the upcoming 2018-19 season scheduled from December 19. This will be the first time that instead of the conventional "heads" or "tails" the captains will be calling out "hills" or flats" at the ‘bat flip’ toss.
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newscricket18 hours ago

India vs Australia | Sourav Ganguly reckons India will be made to work for series win

After a close 31-run finish in the series opener in Adelaide, Sourav Ganguly predicts thatIndia will be made to work hard to win the ongoing four-match Test series in Australia. Ravi Shastri’s boys will take on Tim Paine & Co. in the second Test match at Perth December 14 onwards.
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newscricket19 hours ago

ICC suspends Akila Dananjaya from bowling with immediate effect

The International Cricket Council has suspended Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya with immediate after his bowling style has been deemed as illegal. The 25-year old Lankan can apply for a fresh assessment after modifying his bowling action and is allowed to play domestic cricket.
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newscricketa day ago

India vs Australia | We made the India work harder than they expected, asserts Tim Paine

Australian Cricket team skipper Tim Paine has stated that his team made it difficult for the Indian team to defeat the hosts and made the visitors work harder than they expected. In a historic victory for the visitors, India defeated Australia in the first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
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