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newscricket11 hours ago

Learnt a lot from WV Raman during his tenure as coach, reveals Jhulan Goswami

Veteran Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami heaped praise on the now-relieved WV Raman and attested that the entire team learnt a lot from the 55-year-old during his tenure as the coach of the Women’s team. Goswami also said that she is keen to work with Powar, who BCCI have appointed as the new coach.
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featurecricket12 hours ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 6 of the County Championship ft. Archer's nonchalance and Joe R99T's heartbreak

Rain played spoilsport in Round 6 of the County Championship, yet there was no paucity of enthralling moments across the four days. In what comes as a website first, we, here at SportsCafe, have collated the best moments from Round 6 to fill you up with the ‘must-see’ moments across the four days.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket12 hours ago

No suspicion of match-fixing in India’s Tests against England and Australia four years ago, confirm ICC

The ICC have confirmed that there is no evidence to prove Al Jazeera’s claims that the IND vs ENG Test in Chennai in 2016 and IND vs AUS Test in Ranchi in 2017 were fixed. In 2018, an investigative documentary titled ‘Cricket's Match Fixers’ claimed that the aforementioned two Tests were fixed.
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newscricket14 hours ago

Hampshire confirm D’Arcy Short deal for T20 Blast

Ahead of the Vitality T20 Blast, Hampshire, on Monday has confirmed that they have signed Australian all-rounder D’Arcy Short for the entire season. In his previous stint in the T20 Blast, the southpaw was part of Durham, for whom he scored 483 runs in 12 innings at an average of 43.90.
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featurecricket14 hours ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 6

More than any other chant in the ground, ‘rain rain go away’ was the constant chirp as Somerset’s fixture against Surrey got rained off. However, elsewhere there was action, as some of the international stars flopped while the others breathed new life into their respective campaigns.
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newscricket15 hours ago

ENG vs NZ | Not treating this series as warm-up for WTC finale against India, asserts Neil Wagner  

Ahead of the two-match Test series against England, New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner has made it clear that the Black Caps are not going to approach the series as warm-ups for the WTC finale. He's also confident of doing well in the UK given his past experience and New Zealand's ongoing preparation.
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newscricket16 hours ago

Matthew Hayden stopped talking to me for 3 years after I sledged him in WT20 semis, reveals Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa revealed that things got ‘really heated’ in India-Australia games in the late 2000s, and recalled an incident where Hayden, after being sledged, stopped talking to him for 3 years. Uthappa, incidentally, revealed that it was Hayden who inspired him to play the ‘walking drive’.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Learnt a lot by just watching Root and Stokes bat in the nets, reveals James Bracey

Wicket-keeper James Bracey, who is primed to make his Test debut against New Zealand, revealed that being a reserve turned out to be a boon and added that he learnt a lot by just watching Root and Stokes bat. Bracey further asserted that he is confident that, if given a chance, he can deliver.
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newscricket19 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Happy to prepare our batsmen for left-arm bowlers, asserts Arzan Nagwaswalla

Young pacer Arzan Nagwaswalla has stated that he's quite happy at the prospect of travelling with the Indian team to England and will try to prepare the Indian batsmen to face the left-arm pacers well. He also added that he possesses a good in-swinger and is adept at bowling bouncers.
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newscricket19 hours ago

Cricket Australia name a star-studded preliminary squad for Windies tour; Labuschagne misses out due to county stint

Cricket Australia has named a 23-man preliminary squad for the white-ball tour of the West Indies, which will be taking place in July 2021. It includes a host of stars who missed out on action in New Zealand and also players who participated in the IPL and returned home on May 17.
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newscricket20 hours ago

Not a big surprise that more than three people knew about the ball-tampering incident, admits Michael Clarke

After the revelation from Cameron Bancroft, Michael Clarke has admitted that it isn’t a big surprise that more than three people knew about the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town. He also insisted that if the ball was tampered around, there was no chance that the bowlers did not notice that.
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newscricket20 hours ago

New Zealand arrive in England ahead of two-Test series against Three Lions

On Sunday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has announced that the BlackCaps have arrived in England, ahead of the two-match Test series against England. Tim Southee, BJ Watling, Ross Taylor and Neil Wagner are expected to leave New Zealand later on Monday afternoon to join the squad in Southampton.
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newscricket20 hours ago

If there are 10 teams, you got to have 5 foreign players per side in IPL, advocates Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has emphasized that with the likely increase in the number of IPL teams next season, there should be five foreign players in the playing XI for the sides too. He also feels it's a shame that many quality overseas players have to warm the bench and it needs to be changed.
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newscricket21 hours ago

Felt anxiety for 10-12 years, had many sleepless nights before a game, reveals Sachin Tendulkar

Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that he battled anxiety for over a decade in what was an extremely successful cricketing career. He added that after a point of time, he realized the importance of mentally preparing for the game as his anxiety levels would shoot up before matches.
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newscricketa day ago

ECB confirm Jofra Archer would miss the two-match New Zealand Test series

Ahead of the highly-anticipated series between England and New Zealand, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that pacer Jofra Archer would be ruled out of the two-match Test series. Archer returned to bowling with Sussex before walking out with yet another dose of elbow injury.
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newscricketa day ago

India have played some extraordinary cricket in the past; the confidence level is high, expresses Mohammed Shami

Ahead of the long England tour, Mohammed Shami has expressed that the confidence level in the Indian camp is high and stated that India have played some extraordinary cricket in the recent past. He also revealed that IPL helped him recover from the long lay-off, adding that he is ready.
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newscricket2 days ago

MS Dhoni’s tips helped me improve my game, reveals Indrani Roy

Jharkhand’s wicket-keeper batter Indrani Roy, who inflicted 7 dismissals and scored 456 runs in the Women’s senior one-day Trophy, revealed that it was ‘Mahi Sir’s’ tips that helped her improve her game by leaps and bounds. Roy finished as the highest run-getter in the Women’s senior one-day Trophy.
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newscricket2 days ago

Reports | India Women set to tour Australia in September for limited-overs series

After the tour got postponed earlier this year, Australia’s pacer Megan Schutt has confirmed in a podcast that the Indian Women’s team is set to tour Down Under in September to complete the series. While the tour was initially supposed to be three ODIs, it would be expanded to have three T20Is.
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newscricket2 days ago

Letter to Sourav Ganguly was to ensure players adhere to healthy team culture, admits WV Raman

After his exit as the coach of the Indian women’s team, WV Raman has admitted that his letter to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly was merely to ensure players adhered to healthy team culture. He also added that during his tenure, he advised the players to put aside the differences and play together.
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newscricket2 days ago

Jos Buttler picks all-time IPL XI; leaves out David Warner and Chris Gayle

Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler picked his all-time IPL XI and made quite a few interesting choices, including omitting the two most successful openers in the competition’s history - David Warner and Chris Gayle. Buttler, surprisingly, included the ‘Big Three’ of Kohli, Rohit and Dhoni.
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