newscricket5 hours 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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newscricket6 hours 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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newscricket7 hours 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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newscricket8 hours 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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newscricket8 hours 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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newscricket9 hours 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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newscricket13 hours ago

Sri Lanka vs Windies | Dinesh Chandimal suspended for third test for his involvement in ball-tampering

Dinesh Chandimal will miss Sri Lanka’s third Test match against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering by the ICC on Tuesday. Match referee Javagal Srinath stated that Chandimal had used saliva along with an external substance, which is prohibited under the ICC Code of Conduct.
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featurecricketa day ago

How about little regard for associates' success, Mr. Gavaskar?

"Get real guys, one win does not make you good enough to play in the cricket World Cup. If these teams are included then like we have seen in previous editions the quality of the game comes down and dilutes an event as big as the World Cup."
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa day ago

BCCI to conduct fitness test before national team selection

The BCCI has decided to conduct fitness test of players before they are picked for the national squad to avoid late withdrawals and confusion. Recently, Mohammed. Shami, Ambati Rayudu were dropped from national team while Sanju Samson was dropped from India A squad after failing Yo-Yo test.
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newscricketa day 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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