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newscricket6 days ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Cheteshwar Pujara joins elite group with 50th first-class century

On Saturday, during Saurashtra’s Ranji Trophy group B encounter against Karnataka in Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground in Rajkot, Cheteshwar Pujara has smacked up his 50th first-class ton entering an elite list of players to reach that feat. He remained unbeaten on 162 at the end of first day’s play.
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newscricket6 days ago

Four-day Test is worth a try, insists Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India batsman and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has stated that Test cricket needs to be presented eyeing fans’ interests in the sport and opined that it is worth trying out. The ICC has proposed this latest concept of a four-day Test so as to find space for another World event.
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newscricket6 days ago

Sachin Tendulkar nominated for Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 award

Sachin Tendulkar has been shortlisted for the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 Award, under the title "Carried On the Shoulders Of A Nation". Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh, who is a member of the Laureus Academy, described Tendulkar’s nomination as a fantastic moment for cricket.
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newscricket6 days ago

Legends and pundits wish Rahul 'THE WALL' Dravid on his birthday

Rahul Dravid's contribution to Cricket in India is brilliant, whether it is as a player for the Indian Cricket Team or as a Coach for the youth of Indian cricket. So, the cricketing fraternity took to twitter and wished him on his birthday and reminded us how big a legend Rahul Dravid was!
Srijith Gopal
newscricket8 days ago

Four day Test is nonsense, no need to tamper Test cricket, opines Ravi Shastri

Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, on Thursday, slammed the new concept of implementing four-day Tests, calling it ‘nonsense’ and tampering the traditional format. The ICC has proposed the idea of four-day Tests that have found the cricketing world in two splits with most players opposing it.
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newscricket9 days ago

Four-day Tests are pure ‘non-sense', insists Sandeep Patil

Former India batsman Sandeep Patil, on Wednesday, has become the latest addition to the long list of current and former cricketers opposing ICC’s idea of ‘four-day’ Test matches. Patil has also opined that only five-days Tests can have a real ‘test of character’ for both batsmen and bowlers.
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newscricket11 days ago

ICC to discuss four-day Test amid growing concerns, confirms Anil Kumble

Head of the cricket committee of ICC, Anil Kumble, has confirmed that the proposal to have four-day Tests will be discussed in the next round of meetings in March in Dubai amid the growing criticism against it. ICC are understood to be pushing for the move in a bid to free up space on the calendar.
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newscricket12 days ago

Test is purest form of cricket, should not be tinkered with, attests Sachin Tendulkar

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has spoken out against the ICC’s proposal of reducing Tests from five days to a four-day affair saying that the purest form of cricket must not be tinkered with. Instead, Sachin has called for the ICC to look at measures to improve the quality of Test pitches.
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featurecricket18 days ago

2010s: A decade full of bewildering surprises ft. Steve Smith's transformation & England's ODI revolution

From Leicester City winning the Premier League to Donald Trump becoming the US President, this decade has given us some crazy stories and has, in all honesty, been bonkers. And the sport of cricket, too, has thrown us completely off guard with some events which stand unfathomable till date.
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newscricket19 days ago

Peter Siddle announces retirement from international cricket

Australian pacer Peter Siddle has announced his retirement from international cricket, effective immediately with the Boxing Day Test. The Victorian pacer, who had last played for Australia in the fifth Ashes Test this year at The Oval, has played 67 Tests, picking 221 wickets at 30.66.
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