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Virat Kohli receives the Test mace. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rashid Khan surges to the top of ICC T20I rankings, Virat Kohli slips

  • Rashid Khan has bagged the top sport with 759 rating points to his name. Next in line is New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi, who has managed to secure 700 rating points.
  • Interestingly, the only fast bowler who has managed to feature in the top five of the latest release is India’s Jasprit Bumrah. It is worth noting that Bumrah has slipped from his previous position to be at number five in the list.
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We are still 80 percent, says Virat Kohli after receiving mace

  • The mace was presented to Kohli ahead of the conclusion of the South African limited overs series.
  • India convincingly won the One Day International series 5-1 and the closely fought T20I series 2-1. The 29-year-old has been stupendous form throughout the tour, scoring runs on a consistent basis.
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Sourav Ganguly recalls the time he received some interesting advice from Musharraf

  • The southpaw batsman was also a stylish stroke-maker of the cricket ball and shattered many batting records with his natural striking and a pretty sedative batting technique.
  • However, interestingly everybody may not know the adventurous side of Ganguly for which he was also offered an advice at that moment by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
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Dav Whatmore believes Sanju Samson is yet to realise his full potential

  • Whatmore did wonders to the team soon after joining them this season and the team will only improve in the near future under him.
  • He has the knack of getting the best out of the underachieving teams. He did it with Sri Lanka guiding them to their first ever World Cup triumph in 1996 and then with Bangladesh who look more than competitive now.
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BCCI refuses to comply with ICC’s request of rescheduling IPL games in Kolkata

  • The International Cricket Council has scheduled a high profile meeting in Kolkata. The Annual board meeting is to take place from 22nd to 26th April.
  • Hence they had requested to reschedule an IPL game in Kolkata during that period. However, if reports are to be believed, the BCCI has turned it down.
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Former Indian player Sunil Joshi credits IPL for Chahal – Kuldeep’s success

  • Former Indian player Sunil Joshi has credited the domestic circuit and IPL behind Kuldeep and Chahal’s success.
  • The former left-arm spinner was all praise for the spin twins who have been splendid throughout the season. He also didn’t forget to laud Virat Kohli and team management for their efforts in shaping them up.
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The tale of an intruding and compassionate journey of Pakistan’s Arshad Khan

  • From the years of inception of the game, many great cricketers have emerged with thunderous and featuring performances to revolutionize the entire dimension of the sport.
  • But there have also been several names who started their cricketing career on a promising and bright note but were then forced to suffer a disheartening end to the prestigious passage.
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Losing the India captaincy came like a bolt from the blue, reveals Sourav Ganguly

  • Sourav Ganguly, without a shadow of a doubt, was one of the leading captains of his generation.  The turn of the century saw Ganguly at his prime when he was bestowed with captaincy reigns.
  • However, he suffered a slump in 2005 and then a spat with then coach Greg Chappell saw things go downhill paving his exit from the Indian team as he lost his captaincy.
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Ibtisam Sheikh- Journey of Belief which led him play for Peshawar Zalmi

  • We witnessed another crackerjack of an encounter between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United, and one will have to say Peshawar Zalmi had too much firepower and managed to upstage the opposition comprehensively.
  • The star performer for the yellow jersey has been the 19-year-old spinner Ibtisam Sheikh, who bowled in the right areas which eventually helped him to send some of the greats of modern day cricket back to the pavilion.
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Mohammad Hafeez urges ICC to retain ‘Doosra’

  • Hafeez is the senior member of the team and has batted well so far in the two matches.
  • He has scored 89 runs in a couple of outings in the tournaments and will be key for Zalmi as the competition goes deep. His form will also be crucial for Pakistan at the highest level ahead of the World Cup next year in England.
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Shakib al Hasan feels that the condition of his injury is getting better everyday

  • Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh are getting ready for the highly anticipated and entertaining T20I tri-nation series, scheduled next month between March 6 and March 18.
  • All of the three teams will be fancying their chances to claim their hands on the prestigious Nidahas Trophy, as any team can perform splendidly on its certain day as seen in recent times in Twenty20 cricket.
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Experience in IPL games key factor behind Indian bowlers’ success, says Ottis Gibson

  • Before the start of the South Africa series, it was billed to be an enthralling contest between the Indian batsmen and the Proteas pace attack.
  • But a surprise element that made all the difference in the recently concluded tour was the exemplary display by the Indian bowling department.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar reckons India is ready of England, Australia challenge

  • With such exemplary display of cricket, the Men in Blue have climbed to the epitome of the ICC rankings, topping both the ODI and Test charts.
  • And ahead of the tougher assignments against England and Australia later this year, pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels Indian team’s recent heroics augers well.
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Suresh Raina thanks Kohli for promoting him to bat up the order

  • Raina looked a live wire on the field and felt that he belonged to this level once again the way he batted. He played a crucial knock of 43 runs after India had lost Rohit Sharma in the second over.
  • It was important for Raina to stay at the crease in the absence of Kohli. He didn’t disappoint and also picked a wicket of David Miller bowling three overs while defending the total.
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BCCI accepts the Rahul Dravid demand for equality in prize money

  • Prithvi Shaw’s boys were clinical throughout the entire duration of the tournament and remained unbeaten in their six games.
  • Subsequently, they received a lucrative prize money from the BCCI for their stupendous efforts. The players and support staff received INR 30 Lakhs and INR 20 Lakhs respectively.
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South African speedster Vernon Philander gets hitched

  • A number of cricketers got hitched in the last one year, and the latest player to join the married club is South African seaming all-rounder Vernon Philander.
  • While the Proteas team succumbed to a disappointing defeat in the final T20at Cape Town, Proteas Test cricketer Vernon Philander got married to his sweetheart Mandy.
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Pakistani actress Mahira Khan wishes to be like this Pakistani cricketer

  • The 2018 season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has kick started and it is touching pace with undying spirits. The tournament has already bagged a lot of headlines for some spectacular display of cricket, and for the glamour quotient as well.
  • Recently, the brand ambassador of the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi, Mahira Khan, expressed her thoughts about the tournament.
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South Africa vs India: Suresh Raina credits his wife for a successful comeback in international cricket

  • Veteran Indian cricketer Suresh Raina returned in Indian colours after a long lay off of almost a year. Raina made his comeback in the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa.
  • In the final match, Raina performed well with both bat and the ball to certainly cement his spot for a few more games in the Indian colours. Raina scored a sublime 43 in the game and later bagged a wicket as well with his part-timers.
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