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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newscricket7 days ago

KL Rahul targets Sri Lanka series for return from injury

KL Rahul, who sustained a shoulder injury during the Test series against Australia earlier this year, is targeting the series against Sri Lanka in August for his possible return after the 25-year-old opener was ruled out of the ongoing IPL and the upcoming Champions Trophy in England.
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newscricketa month ago

Injured KL Rahul doubtful for Champions Trophy

KL Rahul has admitted that his shoulder injury has reduced his chances of participating in the Champions Trophy in England and Wales in June. The Karnataka opener sustained the injury during the opening Test against Australia and returned on Saturday after undergoing surgery in England on April 10.
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newscricketa month ago

BCCI mulls Champions Trophy boycott as a means of opposing ICC's revenue rollback plan

The BCCI has unanimously decided to oppose the ICC’s plan to roll back the ‘big three’s’ revenue model which gives India. Australia and England the lion’s share of the revenue and has also retained the option of boycotting the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England, if needed, in protest
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newscricket2 months ago

Steve O'Keefe pays the price for offensive outburst

Steve O’keefe has been banned and fined from domestic limited-overs competition this year and fined $20,000 for making offensive remarks after being intoxicated at the after-party following the Steve Waugh medal presentation. He has issued an unconditional apology for his actions, though.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ajinkya Rahane : Sachin's call before Dharamsala inspired me

Ajinkya Rahane, who led India to a victory in the final Test against Australia in Dharamsala, has paid homage to Sachin Tendulkar who telephoned the stand-in captain ahead of the decider to wish him luck. Rahane became India's 33rd Test captain and the hosts won the four-match series 2-1.
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newscricket2 months ago

Rohit Sharma still good friends with the Aussies

Rohit Sharma has claimed that he is still good friends with the Australian players stating that things were blown out of proportion for unnecessary reasons. The Border-Gavaskar trophy was blemished by controversy with Virat Kohli claiming that he was not interested in being friends with the Aussies.
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newscricket2 months ago

Mitchell Starc makes hilarious mistake; tweets the "wrong Virat Kohli"

Mitchell Starc made one of the biggest gaffes in Twitter history as he congratulated "Virat Kohli" on a successful series and wished him a speedy recovery from his injury. The problem - he didn't actually tweet Kohli but a fan account, whose owner quickly made the message public across social media.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sourav Ganguly : Virat Kohli lucky to have had 13 straight Tests at home

Sourav Ganguly believes that Virat Kohli should consider himself and his team lucky for having played 13 Tests at home in a season. However, Ganguly did acknowledge that the Indian team have elevated the game to new heights, as compared to the previous ones for their hunger for success.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sachin Tendulkar describes Cheteshwar Pujara as "silent warrior"

Sachin Tendulkar has described Cheteshwar Pujara as a "silent warrior” for the Saurashtra batsman's unassuming manner, his strength of character that comes through in his batting and his ability to play long innings. Tendulkar was also impressed by pacer Umesh Yadav’s discipline and commitment.
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