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Reports | After India's pull-out reports, PCB agrees to host Asia Cup in UAE

After India threatened to pull out of the Asia Cup if PCB goes ahead and hosts it in Pakistan, the PCB seems to have agreed to host the Asian showpiece event in the UAE. A BCCI official has stated that the tournament will tentatively be played in September, just ahead of the World T20 in Australia.
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newscricket5 months ago

PCB gives June 2020 deadline to BCCI to confirm participation in Asia Cup

Pakistan Cricket Board has stated that BCCI need to give a clarification on where they stand and if they want to come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup by next year’s June. PCB CEO Wasim Khan has also added that they don’t have any problems playing India in a bilateral series at a neutral venue.
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newscricketa year ago

Venkatesh Prasad asks MS Dhoni to step up for the betterment of the team

Despite setting the Asia Cup on fire with his smart glove-work and strategic interventions, Venkatesh Prasad has stated that MS Dhoni needs to step up more as a batsman. During the Asia Cup, the wicketkeeper-batsman registered scores of 0, 33, 8 and 36 in the four innings he played in.
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newscricketa year ago

Asia Cup victory does not cover up middle order cracks, says VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman has stated that the mistakes that the Indian middle order are facing at the moment are still glaring and will not be covered up by India’s recent Asia cup victory. India defeated Bangladesh in a last-ball encounter at the Dubai International Stadium in the Asia Cup final on Friday.
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newscricketa year ago

Three Indian batsmen find places in the top five of ICC ODI batsmen rankings

The top two spots in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings are occupied by India's stunning pair Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, with Shikhar Dhawan being placed at the fifth position. Among the bowlers, India have two bowlers in the form of Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav in the top five.
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newscricketa year ago

We had to capitalise when we had the game under control, says Mashrafe Mortaza

After the close game against India in the Asia Cup final, Mashrafe Mortaza has mentioned that his team had to capitalise when they had the game under their control. The Bangladeshis’ efforts to stop India from retaining the Asia Cup went in vain as they ended up losing the final by three wickets.
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newscricketa year ago

Asia Cup | Ravi Shastri is impressed by Rohit Sharma’s calming influence as captain

Praising the stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma, Ravi Shastri has stated that he has a calming influence which also seeps into his captaincy and makes him a cool captain. India defeated Bangladesh in a nail-biting final of the Asia Cup to claim the Asia Cup trophy second time in a row.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | MS Dhoni effects his 800th international dismissal with trademark stumping

“Give me a chance and I will show what I can do” - The proverbial line has been repeated by many sportsmen since eternity, and none actually has done it better than MS Dhoni. The stylish keeper got his 800th international dismissal behind the stumps by sending Mashrafe Mortaza packing.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliant presence of mind leaves Bangladesh dressing room stunned

If MS Dhoni deserves a spot in the team because of his wicket-keeping, Ravindra Jadeja should not be worried about his place as well. His fielding itself warrants him a spot and the way he dismissed Mohammed Mithun with a snap judgement within a second of picking up the ball, was just brilliant.
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newscricketa year ago

Asia Cup | Shakib Al Hasan to miss the final against India

Bangladesh will miss the services of injured all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in the final game of the ongoing Asia Cup which will be played against India in Dubai tomorrow. The senior Bangladeshi cricketer has aggravated his long-standing finger injury and as a result, flew back to Dhaka on Wednesday.
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