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Mohammad Abbas set to be included in Pakistan side for Adelaide day-night Test after a horror show in Gabba

  • The Pakistani team management has been forced to take stringent measures for the upcoming second Test match against Australia to be played as a day-night affair at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
  • The home side had beaten the visitors by an innings and 5 runs despite some fight by Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in the second innings.
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MS Dhoni recalls the top two moments of his international career

  • MS Dhoni will perhaps go down in history as the captain who really started the winning culture in Team India.
  • While his predecessors had sowed the seeds, it was Dhoni who really made India believe that they can win at any venue, against any opposition and in any format. And his unparalleled record as captain is a testament of that.
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IPL teams miss a trick by not involving more Indian coaches, reckons Rahul Dravid

  • Rahul Dravid, the former Indian cricketer, has stressed the importance of having more Indian coaches in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The cash-rich T20 league has been a witness to a number of foreign coaches- Stephen Fleming, Trevor Bayliss and many others- succeed.
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Shreyas Iyer can be the solution to our number 4 slot, says MSK Prasad

  • Indian cricket team has evolved a lot under the tenure of the BCCI selection panel with MSK Prasad as the chief selector.
  • The Indian team attained and has cemented their spot as the no.1 Test team in the ICC rankings and are also moving upwards in ODI and T20I rankings as well.
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‘I believe that it is time that KL Rahul opens with Rohit Sharma’- VVS Laxman

  • Team India’s home Test season is over and the focus has well-and-truly shifted towards preparing for next year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in  Australia.
  • Virat Kohli is back for the three-match T20I series against the West Indies, starting December 06 in Hyderabad.
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“Training in good company today,” says Hardik Pandya while sharing photo with Jasprit Bumrah and brother Krunal

  • The Indian team has been going on from strength to strength in all of the formats in international cricket.
  • However, they are missing a couple of key members in their winning combination, both of whom are undergoing rehabilitation for lower back issues.
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‘Andy Roberts is not his father’ – Suleiman Qadir opens up on Naseem Shah’s age fudging controversy

  • Naseem Shah, the young fast bowling prodigy had hogged the spotlight even before breaking into the national side.
  • He impressed everyone with his lethal and accuracy at a young age of 16.
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Perform or lose your place to Sanju Samson: VVS Laxman’s message for Rishabh Pant

  • Rishabh Pant has tasted success in Test cricket since his foray into the format last year.
  • However, his limited-overs career has gone completely pear-shaped, despite him getting a truckload of chances.
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India’s fielding coach R Sridhar reveals why Ajinkya Rahane dropped catches at slip in the Bangladesh series

  • Team India has been absolutely ruthless in Test cricket ever since their 1-4 defeat to England in 2018.
  • Since then, the Men in Blue have dropped just one Test (vs Australia in Perth) and have won 11 out of their last 12 Tests which includes a historic series win in Australia (2-1), pounding of the West Indies in the Caribbean (2-0).
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ACA to hold talks with Cricket Australia for reducing Emily Smith’s year-long ban

  • Emily Smith, the domestic Australian women cricketer had recently hogged the spotlight after she was banned by Cricket Australia for posting the team’s line-up on her Instagram account an hour before the WBBL game.
  • And, now, Australia Cricket Association (ACA) is trying to get her some rebate with her ban, so that she can soon start playing.
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Days after cheering England in rugby, New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell set to play against them in cricket

  • Life has taken a strange turn for Daryl Mitchell, New Zealand batting all-rounder who has represented his country in T20Is so far.
  • Days ago, he was cheering England’s win over the Kiwis at the Rugby World Cup semi-finals as his father John is an assistant coach with the England rugby team working under head coach Eddie Jones.
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Study shows 42% Indians will cancel their honeymoon to watch a cricket final

  • There is absolutely no denying the fact that cricket is treated as a religion in India. One would not really found more passionate cricket fans anywhere else in the world than India.
  • And a recent survey has once again proved just how passionate Indians are for this game.
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Following his purple patch Rohit Sharma a big hit among 22 brands

  • There is no doubt that Rohit Sharma is at the peak of his powers! It is what you call a purple patch; a time where you can do no wrong and everything you touch turns into gold.
  • In cricketing context, it refers to a time in the career of a batsman when his edges fall short of the fielders and even if it does go straight in their hands, they refuse to catch it.
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Let’s give Mohammad Azharuddin time to read into Ambati Rayudu’s corruption claims: Saad Bin Jung

  • Ambati Rayudu, the discarded Indian cricketer and the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) are currently involved in a bit of a tussle.
  • Rayudu, in a tweet, said that there’s severe corruption in the HCA and the cricket team is mostly influenced by money and power.
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Middlesex ropes in Mujeeb Ur Rahman for T20 Blast 2020

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the right arm off break spinner has emerged as one of the best spinners in recent years.
  • He made his debut for Afghanistan back in 2017 from ODIs and since then he has established himself as a regular player for his national squad in the limited-overs format.
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