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Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag. (Photo Source: Twitter)

News:- Ranagana Herath makes my job easier: Graham Ford:

  • Rangana Herath has been the most important piece of the Sri Lankan squad in the context of the entire series.
  • The left-arm spinner impressed immensely as he picked up a six-wicket haul in Australia’s first innings
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Moving Stokes and Moeen up the order part of Trevor Bayliss plans:


  • One of these positives includes the impressive batting performances of Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali.
  • Moeen Ali has been a batsman who has been an opener in the past. However, recent times has seen the England player be used as a specialist spinner.
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South Africans have strong bowlers: Mike Hesson:

  • Hesson stated that the South Africans had a quality pace attack and were supremely dangerous in their own conditions.
  • Mike Hesson also went on to point out that the Proteas bowlers had some fantastic variety as well as bowlers who could extract bounce as well as swing from the surfaces.
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It was hard work out there: Shaun Marsh:

  • Shaun Marsh was the standout performer for Australia in the third Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.
  • Marsh added that he worked hard, had a good partnership and was indeed pleased with his performance.
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Series win against Windies not good indication of a good team: Glenn McGrath:

  • He feels that the series win over the West Indies is not a good indication of the Indians being a good side.
  • McGrath, who has played against some of the most fearsome batsmen such as Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan stated that the Windes are not the same team that they used to be.
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Hobart Hurricanes in talks to sign Stuart Broad:

  • Hobart Hurricanes are keen on adding to their bowling firepower by roping in England pacer Stuart Broad.
  • Roberts also confirmed that the Hurricanes management would take a call once they confirm the availability of Broad after viewing his international schedule and commitments to the England team.
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Richard Hadlee names his favorite all-rounder from the 80s:

  • Richard Hadlee has revealed his favorite all-rounder out of the 4 famous all-rounders from the 80s era.
  • Hadlee said that the four had a fierce competition as they used to follow each other’s performances through newspapers and/or radio reports.
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Not worried about my batting position: Virat Kohli:

  • Kohli stepped into the shoes of Cheteshwar Pujara who had been dropped after an uncharacteristically poor show in the previous Test at Kingston.
  • Kohli failed miserably with the bat in St. Lucia as he failed to get past the single-figure mark in the match in both innings.
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Joe Root, Chris Woakes, and Moeen Ali to play for their county teams:

  • Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes had a memorable series with both bat and ball as the duo was highly impressive in the series for the home side.
  • Ali and Woakes will play in the 50-overs quarter-final games for Worcestershire and Warwickshire respectively on Wednesday.
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Oval win helps me leave a legacy for future Test teams: Misbah-ul-Haq:

  • Misbah-ul-Haq said that the win was not just pleasing but also forms a legacy for the future teams.
  • The Asian heavyweights came into the match after the loss at Old Trafford and Birmingham with the hosts leading the series 2-1.
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Virender Sehwag bats for honoring Dipa Karmakar and Lalita Babar:

  • Dipa Karmakar and Lalita Babar have stolen the hearts of one and all when they were able to pull off something in the history of Indian sport that not many could quite fathom.
  • Although they did not manage to clinch a medal, they have won over millions of hearts all over the world.
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Mark Wood named in England squad for first ODI against Pakistan:

  • England pacer Mark Wood has made the cut for the England squad that will play the first ODI against Pakistan at Southampton.
  • From the Test squad, Alex Hales, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, and Jonny Bairstow have retained their place and are expected to play as well.
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Virender Sehwag bestowed with honorary MCC life membership:

  • Sehwag’s career kicked off early in 2000 when he made his mark in the Test side alongside Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Virender Sehwag is perhaps one of the best openers to have ever been produced by India and also has been one of India’s most prolific run-getters in almost all formats of the game.
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ECB delegation to arrive on Wednesday to inspect security arrangements:

  • England’s tour of Bangladesh was kept on hold for a while due to security issues within the state following explosions in Dhaka.
  • “We have been in constant communication with the ECB for the past few months,” Yunus said.
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Preparations, work ethics won’t stop even if I’m not playing: Rohit Sharma:

  • He was brought into the side in the third Test match as a replacement of Cheteshwar Pujara, considering his attacking capabilities.
  • Rohit is one of the better players in the limited-overs format, but his capabilities in the longest format of the game had faced a lot of criticism.
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