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Taskin Ahmed of Bangladesh. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

India A v Bangladesh, Warm Up match – Bangladesh toil hard for a draw

  • After declaring on 224/8 in the first innings, Bangladesh bowlers were made to toil hard as the India A team posted 461/6 before declaring their first innings.
  • Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer and Vijay Shankar scored centuries for India A.
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Imrul Kayes ruled out of India Test


  • Veteran opener Imrul Kayes injured his thigh during the practice game against India A at Hyderabad.
  • He had earlier injured the same thigh during the Test series in New Zealand. He has been ruled out of the India Test now.
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Alastair Cook steps down as England Test captain

  • English batsman Alastair Cook has stepped down as the captain of the England Test team amidst all speculations.
  • England were recently drubbed 0-4 in the Test series against India.
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Manoj Tiwary to lead East Zone in Syed Mushtaq Ali

  • Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary has been named as the captain of the East Zone team for the Inter Zonal T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • As many as 5 players from Bengal feature in the 15 man squad.
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Taskin Ahmed showers praise on India

  • Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed called India as one of the best teams in world cricket.
  • He also noted Virat Kohli to be one of the top batsmen and hopes to get his wicket early in the Test match against India.
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Christine Casey hopes to make giant strides

  • Christine Casey is the only woman cricketer in the Australian Blind team that is in India for the World Blind T20.
  • Casey hopes to make the most of the opportunity that she has got.
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AB de Villiers backs the idea of T20 league

  • Batsman AB de villiers believes that the idea of a new T20 league by the Cricket South Africa (CSA) will help the youngsters stay interested in South African cricket.
  • The new proposed league will have 8 teams and play on the lines of the IPL and the BBL.
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Darren Lehmann hopes Matthew Wade will get fit before India tour

  • Australia head coach Darren Lehmann is optimistic about wicketkeeper Matthew Wade getting fit on time for the India tour.
  • Wade was ruled out of the recently concluded Chappell Hadlee series following a last moment injury.
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Kane Williamson wants Australia to adapt quickly in India

  • Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson has quoted that Australia has a good side.
  • But in order to succeed in India, they will have to adapt to the conditions quickly else the hosts will be all over them in no time.
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Aaron Finch blames top order for poor show in New Zealand

  • Stand in skipper Aaron Finch blamed the top order batsmen for their 2-0 defeat in the Chappell-Hadlee series.
  • Finch believed that the top order should have absorbed more pressure given the inexperienced middle order.
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Shane Watson wishes to see AB de Villiers in Test cricket

  • Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has quoted that it will be a shame if AB de Villiers fails to make a place in the South Africa Test team.
  • Given the current form and setup of the Test lineup, there seems to be no room for AB to make a comeback.
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Team India media manager Nishant Arora resigns

  • A day after the allegations surfaced the media that Nishant Arora was a loophole in the Indian dressing room, the man has now resigned from his post.
  • As per the allegations, Arora was apparently leaking news to former BCCI president Anurag Thakur.
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Mehedi Hasan considers himself an all-rounder

  • Young Bangladeshi player Mehedi Hasan is hopeful of learning a lot of things from the one off Test against India.
  • Hasan, in an exclusive conversation, mentioned that he considers himself a genuine all-rounder.
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Harbhajan Singh considering politics after cricket

  • As per the recent reports, team India cricketer Harbhajan Singh is considering entering politics after retiring from the game.
  • Currently, he is an out of favor candidate for the national side.
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Cheteshwar Pujara confident of good show against Bangladesh

  • Indian middle order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has backed the Indian team to do well in the one off Test against Bangladesh.
  • He quoted the visiting team as a strong unit but believes the hosts have enough resources to topple them.
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Bangladesh teenage cricketer dies on field

  • A 14-year-old Bangladesh cricketer has died on the field during a club game recently.
  • As per the reports, he died after an angry batsman hurled a stump at him that left him unconscious.
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