newscricketan hour ago

English cricketer Zafar Ansari retires at the age of 25 to pursue law

English spinner Zafar Ansari has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket to pursue a new challenge - a law degree. The 25-year-old made his Test debut for England against Bangladesh last year before playing in the Rajkot and Visakhapatnam Tests against India as well.
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newscricket3 hours ago

BCCI miss Champions Trophy squad-submission deadline

The BCCI have missed the April 25 deadline to submit the Champions Trophy squad to the ICC and cited "operational" reasons for the delay. With the BCCI secretary and CEO attending ICC meetings and skipper Virat Kohli playing in the IPL, the concerned parties are not in one place to pick the squad.
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newsfootball6 hours ago

Jeje Lalpekhlua : Indian football team’s immediate goal is 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification

AIFF Player of the Year Jeje Lalpekhlua has said that the Indian team has its eyes fixed on qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The 26-year-old forward from Mizoram also feels the influx of young, fresh talent has lifted the quality of Indian football and also keeps the seniors on their feet.
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newscricket7 hours ago

Will be surprised if Jasprit Bumrah is not picked for Champions Trophy, says Shane Bond

Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond expects pacer Jasprit Bumrah to be an automatic choice in the Indian squad for the Champions Trophy to be played in England and Wales starting on June 1. The former Kiwi quick expects India's pace attack to be a handful in conditions that aid seam overseas.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Brian Lara: Scrap draws from Test cricket

Brian Lara has called for the removal of draws in Test cricket to keep the five-day game result-oriented and interesting. The Caribbean great said the game's oldest format should continue to evolve in order to be relevant and attractive to contemporary audiences as well as to explore new markets.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IPL 2017 | Match 30 Preview | Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Rising Pune Supergiant will host Kolkata Knight Riders tonight with both teams coming off impressive victories. While Pune beat Mumbai Indians for the second time in the Maharashtra derby, Kolkata blew away Royal Challengers Bangalore for 49 – the lowest score in the competition’s 10-year history.
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newscricket20 hours ago

Tendulkar gets his name on the stand of Brian Lara cricket stadium

Sachin Tendulkar will have his name on the North-West stand of the newly constructed Brian Lara cricket stadium. This move hasn't gone down well with some members of the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board who feel it would be more appropriate to name it after a West Indian legend rather than Tendulkar.
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newscricket21 hours ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the best bowler in IPL history, declares Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan has picked Bhuvneshwar Kumar over compatriot Lasith Malinga and West Indian spinner Sunil Narine as the best bowler in IPL history. The legendary spinner also explained the impact that Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi would have on cricket in Afghanistan.
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newscricket21 hours ago

WATCH | Steve Smith seeks MS Dhoni's help before the last over against Mumbai

The whole cricketing world watched in shock as MS Dhoni was relieved of his duties as the captain of the Pune side just before the India-Australia series. While most fans joked about how the Indian would still be in-charge of major calls in the IPL, they were, surprisingly, not too far off the mark.
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newscricketa day ago

MS Dhoni will become a better player post captaincy, claims Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly believes that MS Dhoni will become a better player post captaincy, now that he does not have the additional burden of responsibilities. Ganguly, however, admitted that he still has his doubts about Dhoni’s abilities in the T20 format, but called him a champion in the ODI format.
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