newscricket2 days ago

Brad Hogg and Shaun Tait pick their all-time IPL XI

MS Dhoni was the captain of both squads when Brad Hogg and Shaun Tait chose their all-time IPL XI. Although there were a few similarities in both squads, Tait opted for a more balanced side as compared to his compatriot who chose an out and out squad of match-winners with both bat and ball.
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newscricket3 days ago

Winning Champions Trophy is priority, not just beating India : Inzamam

Pakistan chief selector and former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said his team's target is not only to beat India but to also win the Champions Trophy, which starts in England and Wales next month. The subcontinent giants will renew their rivalry in the group stage in Birmingham on June 4.
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newscricket4 days ago

Mohammad Azharuddin: Rohit Sharma will find it tough to straightaway open in Champions Trophy

Mohammad Azharuddin believes that Rohit Sharma will find it tough opening the innings for India in the upcoming Champions Trophy after dropping himself down the order in the ongoing IPL 2017. Azharuddin also believes that adapting to the English conditions will be the key for both Sharma and India.
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newscricket5 days ago

India retain No.1 Test ranking

India retained their no.1 Test ranking in the annual update released by the ICC on Thursday, after a successful home season. Meanwhile, South Africa narrowed the gap between them and India by gaining 117 points to keep hold of the second place. Australia, England and New Zealand complete the top 5.
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newscricket5 days ago

Michael Clarke believes MS Dhoni will play major part in India's Champions Trophy campaign

Michael Clarke has lauded India's decision to select MS Dhoni as a part of the Indian squad for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England. The Aussie also pinpointed Dhoni's exquisite shot making capabilities against Mumbai Indians as the main turning point in the first playoff game.
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newscricket5 days ago

Kapil Dev rubbishes claims that Virat Kohli's form is a concern for Team India

Kapil Dev has said that the Indian fans should not worry about Virat Kohli's recent form because the Indian captain has the ability to bounce back in the Champions Trophy. Kapil was also gracious enough to accept that he did not believe that Jasprit Bumrah would become the player he is today.
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newscricket7 days ago

India to play five ODIs and one T20I in West Indies in June-July

Team India will travel to West Indies to play limited overs matches in June-July, a BCCI media release confirmed today (May 16). The one-day series will begin on June 23 while the lone T20I will be played at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on July 9.
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newscricket7 days ago

Chris Gayle: Forget about current IPL form, all Indian players are match winners

Though not all the Indian batsmen have had the best of times in the ongoing IPL 2017, Chris Gayle has backed all of them to come good in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. Moreover, given the tournament will be held in England and Wales, Gayle believes that the conditions will also play a big part.
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newscricket7 days ago

Sri Lanka offers to host bilateral series between India and Pakistan

In an attempt to resolve the ongoing row between the BCCI and the PCB, Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala has offered to host a bilateral series between India and Pakistan in Sri Lanka. Sumathipala made this suggestion to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting.
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newscricket7 days ago

Shane Warne: Root to bring aggression back

Shane Warne has backed new England Test captain Joe Root to follow his attacking batting style with his captaincy as well. Root will take charge of England for the first time at Lord's against South Africa on July 6th and Warne believes that he will be a lot more proactive than Alastair Cook.
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