newscricketa day ago

Virat Kohli joins Sachin Tendulkar in condemning two new ball usage in ODI cricket

Virat Kohli has joined Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis to state that the usage of two new balls in ODIs has made the game batsman-friendly. After England’s one dominating performance after another, Tendulkar tweeted that two new balls have reduced the importance of reverse-swing in 50-over game.
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newscricketa day ago

Sachin Tendulkar reckons two new balls in ODIs is ‘a perfect recipe for disaster’

Sachin Tendulkar has criticized ICC’s decision to use two new balls in One Day International cricket and has asserted that it is ‘a perfect recipe for disaster’. Tendulkar also added that new balls have diminished reverse swing's role in the game which was used to be an integral part of the game.
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newscricket2 days ago

David Warner and Steve Smith are walk-in selections for World Cup, says Michael Hussey

Australia veteran Michael Hussey has opined that David Warner and Steve Smith will be obvious selections in the Australian ODI squad for next year’s 2019 ICC World Cup in England. Hussey added that Eoin Morgan’s team will be the favorites to lift the World Cup trophy at home next year.
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newscricket3 days ago

CoA asks BCCI officials to watch India-England T20Is at own expense

Committee of Administrators has notified Amitabh Choudhary to watch India-England T20Is at his own expense as BCCI will not bear expenses post ICC conference in Dublin. CEO Rahul Johri has also informed that he will return after 2 games in England, but response given to him is still not known.
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newscricket3 days ago

To see almost 500 runs scored in 50 overs in England is scaring me, says Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has raised concern in a series of tweets about the number of runs scored against Australia by England as they posted a mammoth 481 for 6 in just 50 overs in Nottingham. Ganguly recalled the quality of bowlers Australia had and hoped there are better bowlers in their ranks.
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newscricket3 days ago

Records and numbers from England’s historic win over Australia

Centuries from Alex Hales (147) and Jonny Bairstow (139) and half-centuries from Jason Roy (82) and Eoin Morgan (67) helped England post the highest ever total in ODI cricket in third ODI against Australia at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Also, Morgan became the highest run-getter for England in ODIs.
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newscricket4 days ago

Joe Root back in England T20 set-up for India and Australia series

Joe Root, for the first time since September 2017, has made a comeback to the England T20 set-up for the series against Australia and India. His comeback means Dawid Malan has been dropped out despite an impressive run of form that saw him hit 3 half-centuries 4 games during the Trans-Tasman series.
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newscricket5 days ago

India vs England | Chris Woakes likely to miss India T20s

Chris Woakes, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against Australia, is less likely to play against India in the 20-overs format of the game. Although Ben Stokes has also been ruled out of the Australia series, he may take part in the first leg of the series against India.
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newscricket5 days ago

India hold on to second spot in ODI rankings as Australia hit 34-year low

The Indian cricket team held on to the second spot in the recent update of the ODI rankings with England and South Africa above and below them respectively. However, Australia have now hit 34-year rankings low as they dropped to sixth in the rankings table dropping behind Pakistan.
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newscricket8 days ago

I found my love for the game again while I was playing in the IPL, says David Willey

British all-rounder David Willey has revealed that playing this IPL was an obvious choice as compared to his Yorkshire stint, claiming that he found his love for it during that period. He picked up a wicket and hit a career-best unbeaten 35 against Australia to ensure England's win in the first ODI.
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