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Lance Klusener names the lethal weapon for India

  • A lot of buzz is being generated ahead of the India tour of South Africa. The series is all set to commence from tomorrow, with the first Test at Cape Town.
  • Former Proteas all rounder, Lance Klusener highly praised Hardik Pandya. The Indian all rounder has created a lethal impact in recent times. Klusener is currently the batting coach of Zimbabwe.
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Rohit Sharma is in with a chance of playing: Sanjay Bangar

  • He remarked that the Indian team has had some really good practice sessions which has helped them to get familiar with the conditions.
  • He stressed on the mental aspect of the game. Bangar noted that the opposition and the conditions do not really matter much if the players are mentally strong and in the right frame of mind.
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Temba Bavuma may not feature in South Africa’s squad for the Cape Town opener

  • And evidently, the Proteas will come with all guns blazing at the numero uno Test team India, in a battle to establish their dominion.
  • The Indian team, on the other hand, will face an uphill task, as the Men in Blue has never succeeded in registering a Test win in the rainbow nation.
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IPL Retention: Royals retain only one player for 2018 season

  • The Rajasthan Royals had their task cut out ahead of the IPL player retention for the 2018 edition of the tournament.
  • They would be making a comeback to the IPL roster after having served their suspension period of two years. In the spot fixing controversy that dented their stakes in the tournament, the team ended up losing its core group.
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MS Dhoni not to feature in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018

  • The tournament was played among the Ranji teams but in 2016 the BCCI restructured the format of the tournament.
  • It is now a Zonal based competition. This will be the ninth edition of the T20 tournament and is set to be played from January 21 to January 27.
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IPL Retention: SRH retain two players for 2018 season

  • The media is currently floating with news about the IPL player retention for the IPL 2018. While most teams opted to make full use of the permissible limit of retaining 3 players, the 2016 IPL champions opted to play a little safer.
  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad, against all speculations, opted to retain only two cricketers ahead of the auctions. SRH certainly sprung a surprise here.
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IPL Retention: KXIP retain only one player for 2018 season

  • It was quite an exciting day for the cricket fans across the globe. The much awaited names of the players retained by the 8 franchises for IPL 2018 were announced.
  • While most sides like the Mumbai Indians were certain about the players they had to retain, there were other teams that were found wanting with not many options.
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IPL Retention: Kolkata Knight Riders retain two players for 2018 season

  • It was surprising turn of events for the fans of the Kolkata Knight Riders on the day of IPL 2018 player retention. The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League is quite some distance away.
  • But the build up to the edition has already started considering the fact that a plethora of big names would get in to the auction pool yet again.
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IPL Retention: RCB retain three players for 2018 season

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore have been a phenomenal outfit in the Indian Premier League over the years.
  • They have had some of the biggest cricketing names in their side. Despite all the firepower on the paper, team RCB have failed to get their act right in the tournament.
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Sourav Ganguly has his say on Chennai Super Kings’ player retentions

  • All the fans and people associated with the game also have the curiosity to know which players would be retained by their respective teams for the eleventh edition of the big tournament.
  • Which is why the former Indian captain and the current CAB President Sourav Ganguly gave his thoughts on a query regarding which players would the returning franchise Chennai Super King(CSK) would retain for IPL 2018.
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IPL Retention: Mumbai Indians retain three players for 2018 season

  • After a lot of debate and discussion, the Mumbai Indians finalised on the players they wish to retain for the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • As the cut off date for the IPL player retention was coming close, the build up the news was buzzing in the media. Among the lot, the eyes were on the Mumbai franchise.
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IPL 2018: Aussie World Cup winning captain joins Delhi Daredevils as head coach

  • The three-time World Cup-winner had been the head coach of the Mumbai Indians for a period of two years until he was replaced by Mahela Jayawardene in 2016. He was instrumental in shaping the 2015-16 Mumbai Indians squad.
  • Not only that, but he also played a clinical role in unearthing and nurturing talents like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya who are now regulars in the Indian cricket team.
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IPL Retention: Daredevils retain three players for 2018 season

  • The Delhi Daredevils have made a bold move by retaining three players at the IPL 2018 player retention.
  • The IPL Governing Council had set the date of January 4, 2018 as the cut off date for the franchises to announce their retained players ahead of the auctions. All teams were allowed a maximum of three players to retain prior to the auctions.
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IPL Retention: CSK retains three players for 2018 season

  • The Super Kings have the distinction of being crowned as the champions twice in the history of the tournament.
  • CSK had all the limelight on them as they had to announce their retained players. Having served their suspension of two years, the men in yellow had the pool of players who featured for them in 2015 edition to pick from.
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Mohammad Azharuddin picks one player from Virat Kohli and Steve Smith

  • Both have been in exemplary form and have ruled every opposition who came their way.
  • While their technique is entirely different, a lot of current and former players have been involved in the banter over one of them being the best cricketer of the modern era.
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The Indian bowling attack tends to compliment each other: Bishan Singh Bedi

  • The ultimatum for Virat Kohli and Co. will finally reach the cusp when India will lock horns with the Proteas in the latter’s very well-known home conditions.
  • The hosts are likely to have an advantage of playing in such conditions that support a lot of bounce and provide more assistance to the fast bowlers.
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Angelo Mathews back in the reckoning for Sri Lanka’s ODI captaincy

  •  His successors Upul Tharanga and Thisara Perera have miserably failed to turn the fortunes of the team which has suffered heavy defeats at the hands of India and Pakistan.
  • However, there are also chances that the Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal is given the nod ahead of the injury-prone Mathews.
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Wasim Jaffer terms Cricket as bread and butter of his life

  • His efforts helped his team clinch their maiden Ranji Trophy title. After playing for Mumbai for many years, Jaffer got transferred to Vidarbha in 2015.
  • He missed the last season due to injuries but made a wonderful comeback this season, scoring 595 runs at an average of 54.09 with one century and three half-centuries.
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India spin legend Erapalli Prasanna heaps praise on the current bowling attack

  • But with most of the fixtures in the new year scheduled abroad, 2018 will be a stern test of Kohli’s batting as well as his captaincy.
  • And the upcoming South Africa tour will be a challenging one. The number one Test team will take on the second-placed Proteas in a gruelling contest to establish their dominion.
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Indian Blind Cricket Team likely to play all their World Cup matches in Dubai and not Pakistan

  • The political tension between India and Pakistan has affected the cricketing relations between the two countries. While the latter side is ready to play their arch-rivals the Indian Government has often shown its unwillingness to permit any cricket against them.
  • Now it seems that even the blind cricket team will be deprived of playing in Pakistan where the World Cup is scheduled.
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