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South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi celebrates dismissing Australia’s Glenn Maxwell. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tabraiz Shamsi brings a new energy to the group: Farhaan Behardien

  • Tabraiz Shamsi has perhaps had the most memorable time of his cricketing career in the past couple of months. The left arm chinaman created a lot headlines in the IPL for his bowling as well as his on-field antics.
  • Post IPL, the chinaman was picked in the South African squad for the tri-series in West Indies and announced his arrival to the international cricket against Australia few days ago.
  • The 26 year old spinner picked 1/26 in his 8 overs spell. The number isn’t extraordinary but the spin bowler kept the Aussies on toes. He began his international career with a sensational opening spell of 1/16 in four overs.
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Look after yourself and train smart: Ryan Harris

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  • Former Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has confirmed that he aspires to be a coach in the future. The ex-quick also keenness to join Australia’s coaching ranks whenever he has the necessary credentials.
  • Harris, who retired due to a chronic knee injury at the start of 2014 Ashes campaign in the England, has been honing his coaching credentials since ending his career with 147 wickets from 27 Tests and 21 ODIs.
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BCCI unveils six new Test venues for 2016/17 season

  • The BCCI has took yet another big step towards spreading cricket in the lesser known venues by announcing Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Pune, Dharamsala, Ranchi and Indore as the new Test venues for India’s 2016-17 home season.
  • A jam-packed schedule awaits the Indian cricket team which will include series against New Zealand, England, Australia and Bangladesh. The announcement was made after the BCCI’s Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee met in Mumbai.
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Ravi Shastri wants six support staff retained if chosen as India’s coach

  • Ravi Shastri has reportedly put a condition before the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) while submitting his application for the head coach’s post. The former Team India director has told the BCCI that the support staff under him should be retained should he be selected for the job.
  • The race for India’s head coach position is currently hot. Ravi Shastri faces tough competition from the likes of Sandeep Patil and Venkatesh Prasad for the top position.
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I was keen to learn how to bowl the flipper from Imran Tahir: Murugan Ashwin

  • The debut season for the Rising Pune Supergiants leg spinner the has revealed that he learned the secrets of flipper from South African spinner Imran Tahir.
  • Ashwin had a pretty productive time this season. He was given ample chances to play by his skipper MS Dhoni and managed to impress many with his bowling skills. The Tamil Nadu spinner played 10 games and snapped 7 games before getting swapped for Adam Zampa.
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Jeff Thomson to train Indian fast bowlers in Brisbane

  • Four rising young fast bowlers from India have been chosen to hone their skills with Australian fast bowling legend Jeff Thompson.
  • Karnataka’s young pacers David Mathias, Prasidh Krishna along with Mumbai’s Tushar Deshpande and Minad Manjrekar are the four bowlers picked for a three-week training programme at the Centre of Excellence, Brisbane.
  • The four players are a part of the IDBI Federal-KSCA Bowling Foundation and will train under Australian pace legend Jeff Thomson, who is also the head coach of the foundation.
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South Africa call-up Dean Elgar to replace injured Rilee Rossouw

  • Dean Elgar has been called up by South Africa to replace injured batsman Rilee Rossouw for the rest of the Tri-Nation One-Day International series in the West Indies, Cricket South Africa said on Wednesday.
  • Rossouw dislocated his shoulder in Tuesday’s 47-run victory over Australia at Providence. Rossouw fell on his shoulder while fielding during Australia’s chase. The incident occurred in the 25th over when Finch chopped a slider off Tahir towards backward point.
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James Taylor undergoes operation to fit internal defibrillator

  • James Taylor had to undergo a fresh surgery in order to fit an internal defibrillator to his heart. The operation will help his heart to restart automatically in the event of a stoppage.
  • Earlier in April, the right-handed batsman was forced to retire from international cricket at the age of just 26 after he was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC).
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Sachin Tendulkar is an incredible genius, I am not: Alastair Cook

  • England captain Alastair Cook feels that India batting great Sachin Tendulkar‘s all-time record for Test runs is still very far from his sights despite becoming the youngest to reach 10,000 runs mark.
  • Cook recently became the 12th player and the first Englishman in history to score 10,000 Test runs. he achieved this landmark during the second Test against Sri Lanka at Durham which the hosts won by 9 wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series ahead of Thursday’s third Test at Lord’s.
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