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Stuart Broad
England’s cricketer Stuart Broad gestures during a nets training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground. (Photo source: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Stuart Broad reprimanded:

  • Stuart Broad was one of three players to be disciplined by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
  • Broad was seen very involved in the match and came up with a defensive tactic towards the end to settle for a thrilling draw against Yorkshire.
  • Along with Broad, Kent all-rounder Matt Coles will have to serve a two-match ban for his repeated breaching of the code of conduct.
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Shardul Thakur hits back at IPL:

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  • After being perennially not given a chance to play, Kings XI Punjab bowler Shardul Thakur has taken to twitter to express his disappointment.
  • He mocked the IPL sarcastically saying surely the IPL helps young talent.
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Dravid a great mentor, say Quinton de Kock:

  • Opener Quinton de Kock, one of the key players for DD, has heaped praise on his team mentor Rahul Dravid.
  • The former India skipper Dravid was included in the side as a mentor to improve fortunes. He alongside head coach Paddy Upton and skipper Zaheer Khan, have turned the fortunes of the team head over heels.
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Sourav Ganguly wishes luck to Sachin Tendulkar:

  • Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday wished luck to his former teammate Sachin Tendulkar after he accepted the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) proposal to be one of the goodwill ambassadors for the country’s contingent at the upcoming Rio Olympics.
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We can win if we play to our potential: Angelo Mathews:

  • The Lankan skipper reiterated that his side did indeed have the potential to replicate the series win the last time they made their way to England.
  • He also added that the most important aspect was to acclimatize to the weather conditions.
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Credit to David Warner, says Shikhar Dhawan:

  • Shikhar Dhawancredited his success to his opening partner David Warner.
  • He was quick to admit that Warner often took the pressure of him which made things easier for him and gave him ample time to settle in.
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Will develop my skills in limited overs: Jordan:

  • English bowler Chris Jordan sees this IPL stint as an opportunity to maximize his learning.
  • “This year is a good opportunity for playing in high-pressure situations with high-pressure games more often than not,” he quoted.
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Usman Qadir might migrate to Australia:

  • Usman Qadir, son of former Pakistan leg spinner Abdul Qadir, is considering the options to migrate to either Australia or South Africa in a bid to have an international career there.
  • The 22-year old has featured in two U19 World Cups for Pakistan and shot to limelight with a 5-wicket haul against Sri Lanka U23s in the ACC Emerging Players tournament in the year 2012.
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