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Batting becomes easier with Mahi bhai at the other end: Rishabh Pant

July 15, 2020 12:46:56 pm

Rishabh Pant, who is considered as next MS Dhoni for India, also rued that he has not got many chances to bat with his favourite batsman.

BBL 2020

10th Big Bash League to start amid India’s tour to Australia this year

July 15, 2020 11:21:45 am

As per the schedule, the BBL will run for eight nights before taking a five-day break for Australia's day-night Test with India to be held from December 11-15 at Adeialde Oval.

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Pakistan opener Shan Masood says England still a strong side despite defeat to West Indies

July 15, 2020 11:07:19 am

The 30-year-old Shan Masood said it would be a mistake to think that England are a weak side since they lost to the West Indies and that Pakistan can beat them.

Jason Holder playbook: Killing it softly with seam, swing and bounce

July 15, 2020 8:06:08 am

From a bit-part bowler in his early days, Jason Holder has transformed into a multi-skilled operator picking up 60 wickets at an average of 14 in the last two years with six five-wicket hauls.

Ntini, Philander, Gibbs among 30 former Proteas players to issue BLM statement

July 14, 2020 11:00:43 pm

The former cricketers threw their weight behind Lungi Ngidi, who was recently criticised by ex-Proteas like Pat Symcox and Boeta Dippenar for supporting the Black Lives Matter campaign.

ICC umpire Anil Chaudhary turns ‘hero’, resolves network problems in his village

July 15, 2020 9:52:18 am

Anil Chaudhary, who was supposed to officiate in the India-South Africa ODI series which was called off due to the coronavirus outbreak, was facing a communication nightmare in his ancestral village.

Blacks have to endure much more racism in UK than South Asians: Monty Panesar

July 14, 2020 8:18:27 pm

Monty Panesar said the racial profiling of the black community has to end in United Kingdom and the authorities should prepare a five-year plan to eradicate the menace.

Jason Holder moves up to second spot in ICC rankings after Test win in England

July 14, 2020 7:57:38 pm

Jason Holder, who picked seven wickets in the Southampton Test, is now on a career-best 862 rating points, the best for any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh's tally of 866 in 2000.

Sourav Ganguly to Virat Kohli: ‘I expect you to win in Australia’

July 14, 2020 8:15:01 pm

The last time Virat Kohli's team visited Australia, they forged history as India won the series 2-1, becoming the first Asian nation to win a Test series in the country.

Venkatesh Prasad reveals Aamir Sohail’s sledge during India vs Pakistan 1996 World Cup

July 14, 2020 5:12:14 pm

Venkatesh Prasad took three wickets for 45 runs in India vs Pakistan 1996 World Cup .

Jermaine Blackwood

I was disappointed for getting out before WI could cross the line: Jermaine Blackwood

July 14, 2020 3:57:45 pm

Blackwood scored a match-winning 95 in the second innings as West Indies claimed a four-wicket win over England on Sunday. He was dismissed with his team just 11 short of the target of 200.

How will push-ups, stupid challenges help mental depression: Manoj Tiwary takes a dig at Ramesh Powar

July 14, 2020 3:37:41 pm

Ramesh Powar started his own '25 push-ups for 25 days challenge' in June to raise awareness for the issue of mental health where he posts clips and nominates one person to take up the challenge.

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Aaron Finch Gesture: How Australian skipper helped a student in ‘remote learning’

July 14, 2020 1:16:00 pm

Cricket Australia's official website, cricket.com.au, reported that "...learning from home in term two proved particularly challenging for young cricket lover Alex Altube, a grade two student at Blackburn Lake Primary School in Melbourne's east. At least it was until Finch stepped in to help."

Ben Stokes took cigarette break to calm nerves ahead of WC Super Over: New Book

July 14, 2020 12:58:36 pm

On the first anniversary of that historic triumph, excerpts from a book called 'Morgan's Men: The Inside Story of England's Rise from Cricket World Cup Humiliation to Glory' has revealed the pressure that Stokes felt on that day at Lord's.

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I thought for a split second we were dead and buried: Eoin Morgan on WC final

July 14, 2020 2:26:09 pm

Twelve months ago on this day, England had claimed the 50 over World Cup title after beating New Zealand by virtue of a contentious boundary count-back rule as scores were tied even after the super over. It was arguably one of the greatest finals in the Cup history.

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England vs West Indies: The paradox of being Jermaine Blackwood

July 14, 2020 3:33:20 pm

West Indies’ anchor in Southampton is essentially a Test batsman trapped in a T20 mould

BCCI

Hemang Amin appointed BCCI’s interim CEO

July 14, 2020 3:33:30 pm

The BCCI is expected to get a new CEO in the next two months. Amin, who used to report to Johri, has been handling operations division of IPL since 2017.

WI

‘Black Lives Matter’ gave West Indies extra motivation to beat England: Darren Sammy

July 13, 2020 10:13:45 pm

According to Sammy, Jason Holder's men found extra motivation to beat England because of the Black Lives Matter movement and Michael Holding's stirring speech before the match.

Swing

‘Forget reverse swing for now’: Former cricketers on how Covid regulations are affecting Test cricket

July 13, 2020 9:27:10 pm

For India veteran Ashish Nehra, Jimmy Anderson consistently bowling short of length was an indicator that even conventional swing was bit of a problem due to lack of saliva during the first international cricket match amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

England vs West Indies: Missed chances, fumbles & tumbles — it all happened on Day 5

July 14, 2020 3:34:10 pm

England were beaten by the West Indies, who won the first international cricket match since the sport went into a global shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic.

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