newscricket3 hours ago

Sheffield Shield to exclude pink ball fixtures after India opt against Day-Night Test

Cricket Australia has released its domestic schedule where they revealed there would be no pink-ball cricket in the Sheffield Shield this season as India opted against playing Day-Night Test. The Cricket Australia XI faced the axe from One Day tournament and will only play India in a three-day game.
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newscricket3 hours ago

Rohit Sharma hits out at critics after clearing Yo-Yo test

Putting an end to speculation about his fitness, Rohit Sharma has cleared the mandatory YoYo test today and then lashed out at his critics, who questioned his exemption from the June 15 test. He had taken permission to be exempted from the fitness test as he had a sponsor commitment in Russia.
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newscricket4 hours ago

Reports : BCCI’s Yo-Yo test benchmark lowest among all nations

According to reports, the 16.1 score prescribed by the BCCI for the mandatory Yo-Yo test is the lowest among the top teams of world cricket. England and New Zealand have set the cut-off at 19, South African has set it at 18.5, Sri Lankans have it at 17.4 while Pakistan too has it at 17.4.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Reports: Ahmed Shehzad fails dope test, may face suspension

According to reports, Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has been tested positive in a dope test and may face a minimum three-month-long suspension from Pakistan Cricket Board. Shehzad was tested during the Pakistan Cup, the country's domestic five-team one-day tournament, held from April 19 to May 1.
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newscricketa day ago

India to play West Indies in their opening series of World Test Championship in 2019

India are set to play West Indies in their opening series of the World Test Championship in the Caribbean which will start in July next year as per ICC’s updated schedule. Australia will also take on Afghanistan in a one-off Test match prior to India’s four-Test tour in the summer of 2020-21.
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newscricketa day ago

Rohit Sharma passes BCCI-mandated yo-yo test, will feature in Ireland T20Is

Rohit Sharma has slashed all rumours over his fitness as he cleared the BCCI-made compulsory yo-yo fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. The right-handed batsman will now travel with the Indian team to Ireland to play two T20Is on June 27 and 29 at Malahide respectively.
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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day ago

John Gloster not too convinced about high cut off in Yo-Yo test

John Gloster, who served as Team India's physio for a considerable amount of time, is not too convinced about the high cut-off fixed by BCCI for Yo-Yo test. Gloster also pointed out that Yo-Yo- test could be helpful for T20s, but was uncertain about its effects in all three formats of the game.
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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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