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Dale Steyn of South Africa
Dale Steyn of South Africa walks from the field with the team physio after injuring his shoulder. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

We don’t take spin seriously in England: Graeme Swann:

  • Swann lashed out and bemoaned that the spin in the country was not being taken seriously.
  • Swann was famously part of the squad that beat the Indians 2-1 on their previous tour of the subcontinent.
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Dale Steyn taken to the hospital with shoulder trouble:


  • Dale Steyn was forced to leave the field on the second day at the WACA due to trouble in the right shoulder just after 42 minutes before lunch.
  • Steyn was into the fourth ball in his 13th over when he was seen clutching his shoulder.
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Rahul Dravid named as U19 coach for the upcoming Youth Asia Cup:

  • BCCI had released a statement stating that a 15-man squad would be dispatched from the country to take part in the tournament.
  • As a coach, Rahul Dravid has impressed everyone quite a bit. Having worked with the Indian ‘A’ team, Rahul Dravid has helped many a player blossom from a talent into a wonderful player.
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Mushfiqur Rahim hails the impact Haturusingha and Tamim Iqbal:

  • Mushfiqur revealed that Chandika Haturusingha, the coach had a moment of anguish and fury that the bowlers were not able to make things work for them.
  • He also added the impact of the pep-talk Tamim Iqbal had on the team during that particular break.
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Coroner’s court rules Phil Hughes death as accidental:

  • The Coroner’s court, who had begun the inquest in the first place has finally reached a verdict.
  • Hughes’ death shook the world and also brought about several changes in the protective gear for batsmen.
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Thilan Samaraweera to remain as Bangladesh batting coach:

  • Thilan Samaraweera has reportedly extended his liaison with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as his stint as Bangladesh batting coach is expected to continue.
  • Thilan Samaraweera had been roped into the grand scheme of things prior to the start of the series against Afghanistan wherein he was to serve until the conclusion of the series against England.
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Kevin Pietersen reckons that Dale Steyn has not been up to the mark:

  • Kevin Pietersen has already made a few smashing opinions on a few things on the South African side he believed that isn’t going according to plan.
  • He has stated that Dale Steyn has not been up to the mark in the recent encounter against Australia at Perth.
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Lodha sanctions force BCCI to request ECB to split funds for tour:

  • With the Lodha sanctions looming large on it, the Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has requested the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for financial help.
  • The two boards were on the verge of signing a MoU with each other given the ‘dire financial situation’ the board finds itself in.
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It will be tough for England: Jonty Rhodes:

  • Jonty Rhodes has said that the Indian tour would indeed be a tough proposition for England when they do go ahead with the tour the following week.
  • Rhodes also added that a five-Test series would be something rather exhaustive for a team like England.
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Dale Steyn ruled out of the series with a fractured bone in his shoulder:

  • South Africa have suffered a huge blow today after fast bowling spearhead Dale Steyn was ruled out of the entire series due to a shoulder injury.
  • Steyn was taken out of the field due to a relapse in the right shoulder in the morning session on Day 2 of the first Test against Australia at the WACA.
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IPL 2017 in jeopardy of being hosted: Ajay Shirke:

  • Ajay Shirke has stated that the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League is in jeopardy of being hosted given the fact that the Lodha panel has put a freeze on the funds available for the board.
  • Earlier last month, the BCCI had their bank accounts frozen and threatened to cut short the New Zealand series due to the same.
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Indian cricketer’s mothers react to the Star Plus initiative ‘Nayi Soch’:

  • This act of giving respect to their respective mother had not happened before.
  • Daljit Bumrah, the mother of Team India’s pacer Jasprit, said that it was a sentimental moment when she was informed by her brother that the players have donned the jerseys with the names of their mothers.
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Australia v South Africa, 1st Test Day 2 Review: Gritty South Africa leads the fightback:

  • While Day 1 saw the visitors South Africa on the receiving end of the yardstick, Day 2 was the exact opposite.
  • Some terrific bowling from Vernon Philander saw the Proteas take an important lead in the first innings at the close of the first day’s play.
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