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Wednesday, March 03, 2021


Working on reducing gloss: Pink-ball maker

March 3, 2021 8:06:21 am

SG, the BCCI’s official ball supplier, has accelerated the ball manufacturing process through this new technique after the third Test between India and England in Ahmedabad which ended inside two days.

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BCCI’s fear of farmer protests saw Mohali losing out as IPL venue

March 3, 2021 8:06:07 am

A top BCCI official told The Indian Express that an agitation in or around the stadium would 'attract attention of the global media'.

India vs England: Zak Crawley expects “very similar pitch” but “slightly easier to bat on”

March 3, 2021 8:06:33 am

Zak Crawley on Tuesday echoed opposition vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's sentiments on the Motera strip which he believes will be "similar" in nature.

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From Vinoo Mankad to Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel: Gujarat is where left is right

March 3, 2021 8:03:43 am

The state has a long and rich history of producing quality left-arm spin, from Vinoo Mankad to present-day Jadeja & Axar.

Ajinkya Rahane admits India’s focus on WTC final

March 3, 2021 8:06:13 am

A 2-1 series victory will be enough for India, but on another turner, as Rahane said, the hosts will play to win.

2 more foreign cricketers positive for virus in Pakistan

March 2, 2021 5:42:49 pm

Two more foreign cricketers and one staffer tested positive for the coronavirus in the Pakistan Super League.

ICC ODI Players’ Ranking: Smriti Mandhana slips two places to 6th among batters

March 2, 2021 4:25:57 pm

Smriti Mandhana slipped two places to sixth among batters but Jhulan Goswami retained her fifth spot among bowlers in the latest ICC women's ODI Players' rankings issued on Tuesday.

Ravichandran Ashwin, Joe Root, Kyle Mayers nominated for ICC ‘Player of the Month’ honour

March 2, 2021 4:21:26 pm

In the women's section, Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver of England along with Brooke Halliday of New Zealand have been nominated.

PCB’s bio-bubble policy under scanner after Australia’s Fawad Ahmed returns positive COVID test

March 2, 2021 3:31:38 pm

Many reports in the Pakistan media blamed PCB for the positive test incident which has cast a shadow on the league.The Board, though, has made it clear the tournament would be completed on schedule by March 22.

Ravindra Jadeja is now wondering what happened to his thumb: Sunil Gavaskar

March 2, 2021 3:18:52 pm

Ravindra Jadeja, who was sidelined with a dislocated thumb, has seen Washington Sundar and Axar Patel make impressive Test debuts in his absence.

India vs England 4th Test Predicted Playing 11: Umesh Yadav likely to replace Bumrah

March 2, 2021 2:52:36 pm

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 4th Test Predicted Playing 11, Players List: India take on England in the fourth and final Test from Thursday


Sachin Tendulkar fans go down memory lane with video chronicling his ‘greatest lesson’

March 2, 2021 1:24:14 pm

The video shows Sachin Tendulkar's initial failures against world class bowlers such as Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram and Shane Warne, eventually cutting to his memorable knocks against the same bowlers.

R Ashwin is constantly reinventing himself: VVS Laxman

March 2, 2021 12:48:00 pm

Ashwin recently became the fourth Indian bowler to take 400 Test wickets, when he achieved the feat by dismissing Jofra Archer in the pink ball Test at Ahmedabad, which the hosts won by 10 wickets under two days.

Jack Leach eager to learn subtleties of spin from Ashwin, Axar in 4th Test

March 2, 2021 12:22:43 pm

Ashwin and Axar used the spin-friendly Motera pitch to great effect and picked up 18 of the 20 English wickets in the 3rd Test to demolish the visiting English side.

Ravi Shastri receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad

March 2, 2021 11:41:54 am

The Indian cricket team is locked in a Test battle against England in Ahmedabad with the fourth and final Test of the rubber starting on Thursday.


Umpire Donovan Koch reverses his own decision

March 2, 2021 1:47:17 pm

Former cricketers Brett Lee and Stuart Clarke, who were on commentary duty, said they had played a lot of cricket but that they had never seen an umpire reverse his decision without going to DRS before Tuesday.

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Virat Kohli becomes first Asian celebrity to have 100 million followers on Instagram

March 2, 2021 10:08:05 am

The stylish right-handed batsman is now on top from Asia and the next best on the list is Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra with 60.8 million followers, followed by Shraddha Kapoor with 58 million followers.

A shadow of himself: Ben Stokes spooked by ‘bogeyman’ Ashwin

March 2, 2021 8:33:49 am

Ben Stokes’ poor form is a big reason why England have failed to counter India’s spin attack on turning pitches.

PSL game postponed after Ahmed tests positive for COVID-19

March 2, 2021 7:54:37 am

It’s the first COVID-19 positive test in Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 league, which began on February.

Bengal’s Masum emulates Malinga, bags four wickets in four balls

March 1, 2021 10:57:38 pm

Mohunlal Club bowler Masum achieved the feat against Howrah Union in the NC Chatterjee trophy.

Virat Kohli is like modern day hero: Steve Waugh

March 1, 2021 7:08:44 pm

Steve Waugh feels that Virat Kohli is like a "modern-day hero" who represents the "new attitude of India" of taking everything head on with a mind set of nothing is impossible.

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Watch: Indian team trains for final Test, top guns go full throttle at nets

March 2, 2021 7:54:42 am

The Indian cricket team had a full-fledged practice session after beating England in the pink-ball Test.

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Get him back, Hogg says batting for Ashwin’s return to India ODI squad

March 1, 2021 5:07:42 pm

Ashwin, who has featured in 111 ODIs and 46 T20Is, besides 77 Tests, has been out of India's limited overs side for a few years now. He last appeared in an ODI game in June 2017.

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Ashwin has not been treated properly, happy he is getting recognition: Saba Karim

March 1, 2021 5:04:01 pm

In the 3rd Test, Ashwin became the second fastest bowler in history to reach 400 Test wickets and only the third Indian spinner of all time to get to the mark.

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Shardul Thakur smashes first List-A 50, Mumbai remain unbeaten in Vijay Hazare Trophy

March 2, 2021 7:54:49 am

Shardul Thakur smashed his first List A fifty in style - hitting 92 runs off just 57 balls - as Mumbai trounced Himachal Pradesh by 200 runs to stay unbeaten in the league stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.