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Archer’s injury is unfortunate — but England can cope without him in Tests at home

August 14, 2019: Down 1-0 in The Ashes, England decide to unearth the X-factor that they’d held back in the first Test at Edgbaston.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 hours ago

AB de Villiers will not be returning to international cricket, confirm Cricket South Africa

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that veteran batter AB de Villiers will not make a comeback to the national team and will remain ‘retired forever’. Earlier today, CSA announced the squad for the T20Is versus West Indies, and the list did not feature the name of de Villiers.
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newscricket3 hours ago

Reports | Indian women's side to play one-off Test Down Under later this year 

As per ESPNCricinfo reports, Indian women's side is all set to play a solitary Test against Australia in September this year. Though India's tour of Australia is yet to be confirmed by either of the boards, it is expected that the two sides will clash against each other in September.
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newscricket3 hours ago

WTC finale | New Zealand are a strong side, English conditions will be a big challenge, outlines Umesh Yadav

Senior Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has asserted that the WTC finale will be a challenging game given it will take place in England against a strong New Zealand side. He also talked about the importance of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson's wicket and reckons he doesn't have many weaknesses.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood and Lyon issue joint statement; deny knowing about ball tampering

Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Lyon and Hazlewood have issued a joint statement, in which the quartet have clarified that they had no knowledge of a foreign substance being used to alter the state of the ball in the infamous Cape Town Test. They asserted that it is time to move on from the incident.
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newscricket8 hours ago

No doubt Will Young will be in the mix for selection, states Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor stated that it is heartening to see plenty of Kiwis get the opportunity to play County Cricket and believes that Durham’s Will Young will be right in the mix for a place in the starting XI. Heading into the England tour, Young currently has scored two hundreds in his last three innings.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Stuart Broad claims that Sandpaper Gate would turn ‘interesting’ after David Warner retires 

England's Stuart Broad is of the opinion that new revelations will be made in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal when David Warner hangs up his boots and pens a book. He also empathized with the Aussie players as he reckons it was a tough episode for them, but doesn't see it stretching to the Ashes.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Would be naive to think that only three people knew about tampering, reckons Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist believes that it would be naive to think that the Aussie bowlers did not know that Bancroft was tampering with the ball and feels that CA ‘didn't investigate to see if it was systemic.’ Gilchrist feels that, with respect to the Cape Town saga, the blame game will go on and on.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IND W vs ENG W | Looking forward to prove myself, states Shafali Verma 

Indian women cricket's young sensation Shafali Verma is all geared up for the England tour and is looking forward to prove herself in all formats of the game. She also talked about choosing the right balls to play as the hard-hitting batter wants to learn as much as possible from the one-off Test.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Ed Smith was a boss who didn’t rate me, claims Stuart Broad

England pacer Stuart Broad opened up on his strained relationship with former chief selector Ed Smith and insisted that Smith was a boss who never really rated him despite numbers telling otherwise. Broad insisted that while Smith did a lot of good things, he simply was not good at communication.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Shiv Sunder Das named India Women batting coach for England tour

Former Indian opener Shiv Sunder Das, on Monday, was appointed the batting coach of the Indian women's side for the England tour. Abhay Sharma was named the fielding coach while Rajkuvardevi Gaekwad, Baroda's chief women selector, replaced Trupti Bhattacharya as the manager of the side.
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newscricketa day 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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featurecricketa day 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
newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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featurecricketa day 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.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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newscricketa day 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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