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AB de Villiers
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s AB de Villiers. (Photo by IANS)

IPL 2019: AB de Villiers likely to get fit just in time for the upcoming season

  • Former South Africa captain and cricketer AB de Villiers suffered a back injury while playing in a T20 league recently.
  • De Villiers, having retired from the international arena, will be available for the whole season this time around for the RCB.
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SMAT20: Tushar Deshpande to feature in Mumbai’s next match despite his mother’s demise

  • Mumbai cricketer Tushar Deshpande was stuck with the worst news in the wee hours on Tuesday.
  • But due to his mother’s demise, very few would’ve expected Tushar to be with the squad and travel to Indore where the match will be played on Friday.
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Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya can fit in the playing XI, opines Ashish Nehra

  • Veteran cricketer Ashish Nehra has opened up about his stand regarding Vijay Shankar’s position in the Indian team.
  • Post the victory, the former Indian cricketer remarked that while Vijay can fit anywhere between No.4 to No.6 in the batting line-up.
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BBL: Darren Lehmann appointed Brisbane Heat’s head coach

  • Lehmann is back in the mix after emotionally quitting the top job of the Australian national team last year in the wake of Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.
  • But the man himself stepped down from the position mentioning the tough times he and his family had to go through during the period.
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Sourav Ganguly refuses to remove Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s portrait from Eden Gardens

  • The terror attack took the lives of at least 40 CRPF soldiers and the horrendous occurring has rightly enraged people in India.
  • In his book, a Century Is Not Enough, Ganguly revealed how Imran helped him get his position back in the Indian team.
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Reports: Ajinkya Rahane to miss the remainder of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy due to injury

  • Mumbai, after a forgettable Ranji season, have made amends in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament.
  • However, their campaign has been jolted with a severe blow as their captain Ajinkya Rahane has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament.
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Aiden Markram can be a part of South Africa’s World Cup plans: Faf du Plessis

  • Some teams are still keeping an eye on domestic performances for selection in the 15-member World Cup squad.
  • But his two latest scores – 139 and 169 in the momentum cup have impressed the South African skipper.
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A good IPL season can open doors for India’s ODI team, feels Hanuma Vihari

  • Hanuma Vihari has been one of the youngsters who made a promising debut for India in the longer format.
  • He also named Sachin Tendulkar as his role model like many youngsters and will be aspiring to become a player like him.
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Wasn’t fortunate enough to share dressing room with MS Dhoni, says Hanuma Vihari

  • Hanuma Vihari is one of those talented youngsters who made India proud with their impressive international debuts in recent times.
  • The 25-year-old Hyderabad batsman is now looking forward to the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
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Virat Kohli was the difference in the game: Aaron Finch

  • The India skipper scored 116 off 120 balls to become just the second batsman after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar to reach 40-century mark in ODIs.
  • It was Kohli’s knock that eventually helped India overcome as many as three mini collapses to post a challenging total of 250 in Nagpur.
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