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Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble
Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli discusses team combination ahead of Bangladesh Test

  • Virat Kohli openly accepted that they will start with their regular middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane in place of Karun Nair who played the last two Test matches for the team in Mumbai and Chennai against England.
  • Karun scored a triple century in the last inning that he played to become only the second Indian to achieve the feat.
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Mashrafe Mortaza comes up with an advice for Bangladesh team

  • Bangladesh limited overs captain Mashrafe Mortaza gave a word of advice to his bowlers on how to counter the rival captain Virat Kohli who has been in sublime form across all formats.
  • Mashrafe has advised his bowlers that rather than bowling at the corridor of uncertainty they should bowl short of length to the Indian captain.
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Nic Maddinson takes indefinite break from cricket

  • After a poor start to his international career, Aussie batsman Nic Maddinson has decided to take an indefinite break from cricket.
  • He has cited personal reasons for taking such a decision.
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CSA attract Indian investors for T20 league

  • An interesting update came in from the spokesperson of the CSA who went on to add that the most number of investors were indeed coming from India.
  • He also went on to add that the the details cannot be disclosed at this stage, but the response from India was certainly something that has encouraged the Board to go ahead and have the T20 tournament they have all been wanting to have for a long time.
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Andrew Strauss tips Joe Root to be the successor of Cook

  • After Alastair Cook stepped down as the Test captain of the England team, all eyes were on the ECB director to name the new skipper.
  • There has been no official announcement but Andrew Strauss believes Joe Root is the ideal candidate for the job.
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James Anderson backs Joe Root to be the next captain

  • Speaking on the same lines as that of ECB director Andrew Strauss, England pace bowler James Anderson has also backed Joe Root to be the next English skipper in the longest format of the game.
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Shane Watson skeptical about travelling Pakistan for PSL final

  • Former Australian all rounder Shane Warne has expressed his uncertainty over travelling Pakistan for the PSL finals this year.
  • If the team makes it to the finals, the overseas players will have a choice to either play or pull out from the final since the final will be staged in Lahore.
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Peshawar Zalmi plan to shuffle duties of Shakib Al Hasan and Eoin Morgan

  • In order to accommodate the busy international schedule of Shakib Al Hasan and Eoin Morgan, the Peshawar Zalmi have said that they have their plans to shuffle players for the matches.
  • They will not let the departure of any player affect the team balance.
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Virat Kohli tries off spin ahead of Bangladesh Test

  • Team India skipper Virat Kohli was seen trying his hands at off spin during the practice sessions at Hyderabad recently.
  • India will take on Bangladesh in a one-off Test starting tomorrow. Virat Kohli is usually a medium pacer.
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U19 players suffer the repercussions of SC order

  • While the daily allowance of these young players is certainly somewhere in and around Rs. 6,800 the fact of the matter is that this money has not reached the players contracted by the Board for a month and a half now.
  • Even Rahul Dravid, the coach of the Indian colts went ahead and confirmed the same.
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David Miller back in South Africa squad for New Zealand series

  • CSA announced an unchanged 14 man squad for the limited overs tour to New Zealand. David Miller, who was injured midway through the series against Sri Lanka has been retained.
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Dickwella and Rabada fined for breaching code of conduct

  • Niroshan Dickwella and Kagiso Rabada have been fined 50 percent of the their match fees for the 4th ODI.
  • Both players were seen involved in an unwanted exchange of words during the game.
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Sakshi Dhoni to appear for the court hearing

  • MS Dhoni’s wife was summoned by Delhi court in February 2016 and is most likely to appear before the law.
  • The real estate company Amrapali she had stake in has been dragged to court by investors and thus Sakshi has also been linked in the case.
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