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Reports | BCCI likely to revise 2021-22 domestic cricket schedule

After requests from several state boards, the BCCI is reportedly considering the possibility of tweaking the 2021-22 domestic cricket schedule, including the dates for the Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy however, will continue as per the original schedule.
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newscricketan hour ago

BAN vs AUS | Australia outsmarted by Bangladesh in ‘alien’ conditions, admits Moises Henriques

All-rounder Moises Henriques acknowledged that the hosts, Bangladesh, have been more intelligent with their approach in spin-friendly conditions and admitted that his side have been outsmarted. Back-to-back defeats have now put Australia in a must-win situation in each of the 3 remaining matches.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Series win against a ‘champion’ West Indies side a great result despite rain intervention, believes Hasan Ali

Hasan Ali is pleased with Pakistan’s 1-0 T20I series win against a power-packed West Indies outfit, despite rain playing spoilsport for a major part. He is now looking forward to their first assignment at the World Test Championship – the two-match Test series – beginning August 12 in Jamaica.
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newscricket3 hours ago

ENG vs IND | Bairstow’s wicket was the turning point in the day, reckons Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur believes that getting Bairstow out was the turning point on Day 1, following which the tide turned in India's favour. He also expressed delight in picking up the wicket of the English skipper Joe Root, who scored 64 runs and looked very promising at a period in the match.
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newscricket5 hours ago

New Zealand to tour Pakistan for the first time in 18 years

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have confirmed that, prior to the World T20, New Zealand will tour the country for the first time in 18 years, with the two sides playing 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is. The announcement comes a day after the Kiwis confirmed that they will be touring Bangladesh in September.
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newscricket5 hours ago

ENG vs IND | Lack of red-ball practice hurt us but it cannot be used as an excuse, says Marcus Trescothick

England’s batting consultant Marcus Trescothick admitted that the Three Lions had less-than-ideal preparation heading into the first Test, but claimed that the onus is on the players to adapt efficiently. Trescothick also claimed that the Indian attack is as potent as it ever has been.
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newscricket6 hours ago

ENG vs IND | Important for India to do well in the first hour of Day 2, stresses Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami, pick of the bowlers on Day 1, claimed that the bowlers did their part on the first day of the tour, but stressed that it would be imperative for the batsmen to back the good work up on the second day. Shami reckoned that the bowlers put in a great shift to bowl the hosts out for 183.
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featurecricket17 hours ago

ENG vs IND | Trent Bridge Day 1 Talking Points: Bumrah’s quick turnaround, Root’s home issues and undercooked England

Having won the toss, England were in complete shambles, at 0-1, which later turned to 138-3 before a landslide crash meant that they only could get to 183 runs in their first innings despite Root's 64. India in reply, at stumps, are 21/0, still 162 runs behind in the first innings in Nottingham.
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newscricket18 hours ago

BAN vs AUS | Were in a good position and should have got 130-140, reckons Matthew Wade

After the second T20I loss at the hands of Bangladesh, Australian skipper Matthew Wade rued the team's failure and stated that they should have got 130-140 after being in a decent position. Winning captain Mahmudullah revealed that there was tension in the dressing room after losing early wickets.
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newscricket19 hours ago

ENG vs IND | Don't know why Kohli went with this combination, got to feel for Ashwin, states VVS Laxman 

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman isn't impressed with Virat Kohli and the team management's call to leave out Ravichandran Ashwin from the Test series opener against England. He stated that the way Ashwin performed in the series Down Under, he should have been part of the team in Nottingham.
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newscricket21 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Mohammed ‘lazy’ Shami’s throw at the wrong end saving Bairstow

When Joe Root knocked the ball to the deep and called for a quick two, there was a run-out on offer, especially considering how Jonny Bairstow had taken off. However, Mohammed Shami’s throw at the wrong end ensured that Bairstow had enough time to turn and reach the striker’s end safely.
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newscricketa day ago

ENG vs IND | India will beat England 4-0 in the series if the conditions are hot, predicts Sunil Gavaskar 

Former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar has predicted that India will conquer the English soil and win the Test series 4-0 if the weather remains hot in the UK. He also added that pretty much like the 2018 series, Virat Kohli will return as the winner in the battle against English quick James Anderson.
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newscricketa day ago

ENG vs IND | Sure that Virat Kohli will break his century drought, affirms Dilip Vengsarkar

Former Indian middle-order batsman Dilip Vengsarkar has asserted that Indian skipper Virat Kohli will break his century drought soon, given he's a phenomenal player. He also added that this ongoing series is India's best chance to win a Test series in England since they last won in 2007.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Rishabh ‘DRS’ Pant shocking Virat Kohli with a stunning review

Having just lost a review earlier in the over, Rishabh Pant and the entire Indian contingent went up in unison only for the umpire to turn down their strong appeal. However, Pant convinced the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli to go upstairs, in a move that finally paid off for India in the ongoing Test.
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newscricketa day ago

We are one team in world cricket that everyone is wary of when we travel, claims Virat Kohli 

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has proclaimed that his Indian side is one team that every other country is wary of when they travel abroad in world cricket at the moment. He also added that ever since MS Dhoni left cricket, the game has evolved with time, but the Indian team has coped well with it.
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newscricketa day ago

Pat Cummins hints at skipping second half of IPL 2021 in UAE

Kolkata Knight Riders' premier speedster Pat Cummins is likely to miss the rescheduled second schedule of IPL 2021 edition which will resume in UAE on September 19. However, Cummins' KKR skipper Eoin Morgan confirmed on Tuesday that he will be available for the entirety of the campaign.
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newscricketa day ago

Bangladesh to host New Zealand for 5 T20Is in September

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Bangladesh, following postponement of the white-ball series against England, will be hosting New Zealand for five T20Is from 1 to 10 September. The two teams last played a T20I against each other in Bangladesh eight years ago, in 2013.
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newscricketa day ago

IPL 2021 | Eoin Morgan confirms participation; other English players allowed to make their own choice

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan has confirmed that he will be featuring in the second half of the Indian Premier League, but stressed that the decision is a personal choice of his. Morgan revealed that every English player - part of the IPL - will have the freedom to make their own choice.
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newscricketa day ago

BAN vs AUS | We have to find a way to score on sluggish wickets, stresses Matthew Wade

Australia’s stand-in skipper Matthew Wade, on the back of his side’s 23-run defeat against Bangladesh, revealed that the Dhaka wicket both skid and spun, and stressed that the Aussie batsmen need to find a way to score on such wickets. Mahmudullah, meanwhile, is hungry for more success.
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newscricketa day ago

Reports | Jonny Bairstow likely to feature in first Test following Ollie Pope’s injury

Jonny Bairstow is reportedly in line to play his first Test match at home since 2019 as the Yorkshire batsman is primed to replace Ollie Pope, who suffered a grade three quadriceps tear last week. Bairstow last played Test cricket in February, where he posted 3 ducks in 4 innings against India.
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