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Indian Test cricket team captain Virat Kohli takes part in a press conference. (Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mike Hussey optimistic ahead of Sri Lanka Test series:

  • Mike Hussey has endorsed complete faith in the Australian side ahead of their Test series in Sri Lanka.
  • When it comes to playing in the subcontinent, the Aussies have been below par, winning just the one Test match in the last five years.
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Mumbai cricket unhappy over Supreme Court’s idea of one-state, one-vote:


  • Supreme Court order for the one state, one-vote rule has not been welcomed by the state associations who will be affected by it.
  • The recommendation means that the associations of Maharashtra, Mumbai and Vidarbha, which were functioning independently until now, will have only one vote.
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Lodha Panel directive set to postpone CAB polls:

  • The Lodha Panel directive to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is set to postpone the annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled on July 31.
  • The state associations must obey all the recommendations and ensure all administrative changes are put in place within the six-month deadline set by the Supreme Court.
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New Zealand in Zimbabwe for two match Test series:

  • The 15-man New Zealand squad led by Kane Williamson had undergone a conditioning camp in South Africa which lasted for a week.
  • New Zealand Test squad arrived in New Zealand for a two-match Test series.
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Not going to drop a player based on one series: Virat Kohli:

  • He hinted that India will go with 5 bowlers and KL Rahul will be the third opener and thus he will have to warm the bench for the first Test.
  • He feels that the pitch will be slow and low thus it’s key to have wicket taking bowlers.
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Ben Stokes compares Yasir Shah to Shane Warne:

  • Ben Stokes is expected to make a return to the fold in the second Test at Manchester.
  • He said that Yasir Shah is perhaps the best leg-spin bowler since Shane Warne owned the cricketing arena all those years ago.
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Spinners will have a huge role to play: MS Dhoni:

  • MS Dhoni feels that India has the right mix of players to achieve success against West Indies.
  • He said the spinners will have a huge role to play in the slower tracks of the Caribbean.
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John Cena posts picture of Virat Kohli; sends Instagram into frenzy:

  • John Cena put up a picture of India Test skipper Virat Kohli. It was a promotional picture and read the old ‘Bleed Blue’.
  • Many others have gone on to interpret the same as the 39-year old WWE superstar showing his support for the Indian Test skipper ahead of India’s series against West Indies.
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Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal out of Pakistan’s limited-overs squad:

  • The selection panel is not even considering batsmen Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against England.
  • Inzamam is already in England to have a look at the performance of the national ‘A’ team in the ongoing tri-series with England Lions and Sri Lanka A.
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Injury scare for Pakistan ahead of Old Trafford Test:

  • Pakistan suffered an injury scare ahead of the Old Trafford test after leg-spinner Yasir Shah suffered a worrying blow in the nets.
  • The ball struck him on the left shoulder and was knocked down on the ground in pain for over a minute.
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Some foreign cricketers have agreed to play PSL final in Lahore: Najam Sethi:

  • Najam Sethi stated that some foreign players had agreed to play the final of the second edition of the league in Lahore after being assured of fool-proof security.
  • Zalmi are holding a short camp at the NCA in order to prepare a back-up stock for their main side with 27 players, picked from far-flung areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa taking part.
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Ed Joyce moves up in the ODI Batsmen Rankings:

  • 32-year old Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien has moved up one place to 43rd spot after scoring 145 runs in the series.
  • The revision in the rankings has now seen Joyce become the highest ranked player among the non-Test playing nations.
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Mashrafe Mortaza hopes for England tour of Bangladesh:

  • Some England players including limited overs’ skipper Eoin Morgan also expressed concerns over touring the country at this particular point in time.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza also said their job would be to focus on on-field activities while the BCB would tackle the security issue with the ECB.
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Main Objective is to consistently bowl in one area: Stuart Binny:

  • Stuart Binny feels that Test cricket is all about bowling consistent lines and lengths.
  • He also believes that it is important to understand the nature of the pitch and the kind of batsmen at the crease.
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To defeat England at Lord’s is special: Misbah-ul-Haq:

  • Misbah said that he was proud of his players as well as acknowledging the player’s contributions towards the victory.
  • “Pakistan cricket has not had it easy in the last six years with teams also refusing to play in Pakistan because of the security issues,” he added.
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Ultimate aim is to start performing well in Tests: Jason Holder:

  • He feels that the team should start well which they failed to do in their last series against Australia.
  • He stressed the importance of fitness during a four-match Test series as they haven’t recently had such a long Test series.
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Kraigg Brathwaite expects a baptism of fire against India:

  • Kraigg Brathwaite certainly will have massive shoes to fill as he will be taking over the mantle of vice-captaincy for the series at home against India.
  • The hosts will face off against the mighty Indians in the first Test that is set to kick-off at Antigua on the 21st of July.
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