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Sri Lanka Test Team
Sri Lanka’s cricketers pose for photographers after victory in the third and final Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia at The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo on August 17, 2016. (Photo credit LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

News:- I don’t put no wicket where bowler will kill the batsmen: Trinidad Curator:

  • He lamented that there will be help for both the batsmen and bowlers as there will be enough assistance, especially for the spinners.
  • He also said that the pitch will be good for batting in the first three days of play.
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Ishant Sharma urges young India to secure No.1 Test ranking:


  • Ishant Sharma revealed that the team’s focus will to win the Test match and move the top spot.
  • Speaking about the third Test at St. Lucia, he said that the declaration came at the right time and praised the bowling effort by all the bowlers.
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Combo tickets to cost Rs 30,000 for India-West Indies T20I series:

  • The T20I series between India and West Indies is all set to be hosted in the United States of America.
  • The tickets for the single matches are USD 250 (Rs 16,000), USD 175 (Rs 11,700 approx), USD 150 (Rs 10,000 approx), USD 100 (Rs 6700) and USD 75 (Rs 5000 approx).
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India in India will be a big challenge: Glenn McGrath:

  • Glenn McGrath said that the shortest version of the game, T20 cricket can be a part of the Olympics.
  • He admitted that it will be a tough task for the world champions as India is as strong as any in their home conditions.
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BCCI extends Harsha Bhogle commentary exile:

  • Bhogle was not named as a part of the commentary team for the upcoming series between India and the West Indies to be played in Florida.
  • An incident occurred earlier when Bhogle was a part of the commentary team that involved India Test skipper Virat Kohli.
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BCCI awaits approval from top players to use pink ball in Duleep Trophy:

  • BCCI have stated that they are currently awaiting approval from senior players before they make the executive decision of playing the Duleep Trophy match with the Pink Ball.
  • BCCI has been keen on introducing the Pink Ball in the current scheme of things at the domestic level.
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I do visualization before the game: Ajinkya Rahane:

  • Rahane revealed that visualization was a big part of his game apart from keeping his cool and head while batting.
  • Rahane added that it was one of the major targets for the Indian cricket team. Rahane also added that the mood around the camp was fantastic at the moment.
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Team India becomes No.1 Test team:

  • India topped the ICC Test rankings with 112 points after Sri Lanka won the series 3-0 against Australia.
  • To retain the number-one position, India will now have to win the fourth and final Test of the four-Test series against the West Indies.
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Dale Steyn ready to cut down on pace for fitness:

  • Dale Steyn has been realistic about his future with the South African side following some serious fitness issues that have crept up over the years.
  • While Steyn is certainly not getting any younger, he has ruled out any possible retirement decision for at least couple of years.
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MS Dhoni training hard at NCA ahead of T20I series against West Indies:

  • MS Dhoni was spotted training hard at National Cricket Academy, Bangalore ahead of the much-anticipated series.
  • West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that it has appointed 27-year old all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite as the new skipper for the West Indies.
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Aussie wicketkeeper Peter Nevill justifies Karunaratne stumping:

  • Peter Nevill said that the dismissal was rather contrary to the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ discussion some had been speaking about the entire incident.
  • He would also go on to add the importance of Brad Haddin in his career.
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It was not easy to be a renowned Indian cricketer: Greg Chappell:

  • Greg Chappell, who had a coaching stint with the Indian team for two years said that coaching Indian team was a “bit more complicated” than he would have expected.
  • He doesn’t share a good stint with some of the senior Indian players, especially the Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly.
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Injuries caught me like a thief in the night: AB de Villiers:

  • AB de Villiers, who has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand.
  • He admitted that the amount of cricket played nowadays is one of the key reason for his injury.
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New Zealand Cricket analyses facilities at the Holkar Stadium, Indore:

  • New Zealand Cricket (NZC) had a visit at the Holkar Stadium, Indore as a part of the assessment of the facilities, conveniences, and the security system at the venue.
  • Two of the BCCI officials, Sumeet Mallapurkar and Dheeraj Malhotra also accompanied with the three men team from New Zealand.
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Proposed two-tier system can’t preserve Test cricket: Joel Garner:

  • Joel Garner said that he doesn’t feel that the two-tier system will be good for Test cricket.
  • He also lamented that spending time at the crease is as good as any for a batsman, and that is what they have to work on.
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