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South Africa celebrates after winning the 1st Test. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Wasim Jaffer represented Vidarbha for free as a part of goodwill agreement

  • Moreover, the campaign was historic for them as claimed the title for the first time ever in the history of the tournament. They were also led well by Faiz Fazal who scored loads of runs at the top while opening the innings.
  • However, this gesture from the experienced Jaffer is surely winning the hearts of the cricket fans and has earned more respect from them.
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India’s limited-overs stars skip domestic T20 tournament

  • Indian team management’s effort to reduce the workload on the white ball specialists imply that both Kedar Jadhav and Shreyas Iyer won’t be taking part in the domestic T20 tournament.
  • Both Jadhav and Iyer who are in India’s ODI squad to face South Africa are currently at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
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India well prepared for U19 World Cup: skipper Prithvi Shaw

  • Coming into the tournament as defending champions, West Indies will have a lot at stake as they aim to extend their dominion in the format.
  • Pakistan is the only side to have defended the title when they emerged victorious in the 2004 and 2006 editions while England and South Africa are the other cricket teams to have won the tournament.
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Ajinkya Rahane will feature in the next two Tests: Kepler Wessels

  • He has been an instrumental player in the Indian batting order when they travel overseas. Kohli threw a few surprises when the playing XI was announced for the Newlands Test.
  • Rahane was left out as Rohit Sharma was preferred for the No.5 position, a clear indication that the team management prefers current form over past records.
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BCB to have ‘mobile court’ in stadiums to curb illegal betting

  • However, this is not the first time the officials have raided the stadiums. In 2015, at least four suspected bookies were thrown out of cricket stadiums.
  • Last year, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission blocked 12 betting websites to stop gambling.
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Sanjay Manjrekar compares Hardik Pandya with Amitabh Bachchan

  • Versatility is a cornerstone for a career to flourish, be it cricket, acting or any other endeavours. From that aspect, cricket and acting go hand in hand to a large extent.
  • While for a cricketer, it’s necessary to succeed in all playing conditions, an actor should be accustomed to enacting roles of various genres. Sanjay Manjrekar, the former Indian cricketer, most definitely finds a connection between the two fields.
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After one whole decade, IPL might return to South Africa in 2019

  • In a recent development, it is now being speculated that the 2019 edition of the IPL can witness an encore of the 2009 season, which took place in South Africa.
  • The 2009 IPL, for the first time, witnessed the mega-event being hosted outside the country. Of all the cricket South Africa has hosted over the last decade at home, no party has come to town like the IPL.
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Indian pacers create a unique Test record

  • The third day’s play was completely washed out due to rain but the way the game was panned out, the result was imminent given the sporting pitch on offer.
  • But the way action transpired on the third morning has shocked the home side. The bowling attack of India led by Shami absolutely wreaked havoc and snuffed out wickets in quick time.
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I am done with cricket and coaching, says former Indian head coach

  • It was not very long ago when the Indian fans knew a lot about the former Zimbabwean cricketer Duncan Fletcher. However, in the recent times, this name seems to have been lost in the memories.
  • Fletcher was the head coach of the Indian cricket team for a period of four years. He had assumed the position of the head coach of India in the year 2011.
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Bihar MP’s son picked controversially for Delhi T20 side without playing a single match

  • During the start of the season, Sarthak withdrew from the Ranji probables. Reports stated that he had lost interest in the game and was preparing himself to contest in the Mr India contest.
  • However, after a huge gap, his mother, Rajneet Ranjan a Congress MP wrote to a DDCA official that Sarthak was facing issues concerning mental health and he is fully fit to play.
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Chris Lynn’s injury might pave way for Glenn Maxwell’s comeback

  • He had to undergo shoulder reconstruction surgery in July and was initially forecast to be on sidelines until the end of January.
  • Although Lynn returned to the cricket pitch in the ongoing BBL his injury woes continued as he was forced to miss the start of this year’s campaign due to a hamstring problem.
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BCB justify omission of Taskin Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar from tri-series squad

  • The chief selectors made some bold selections for the series. This included the omission of two regular faces in the side – pace bowler Taskin Ahmed and opening batsman Soumya Sarkar.
  • As per the recent quotes in bdcrictime, the chief selector of the BCB justified the omission of the two senior cricketers from the series.
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Ashes 2017-18: Steve Smith praises ‘tough character’ Joe Root

  • However, they had to get past Joe Root, who remained unbeaten on the penultimate day. The English fans hoped for Root to ensure a draw for their side.
  • But the English mainstay had to head back to the pavilion after being ill during the course of action on the final day. He remained unbeaten on 58.
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: Harpreet Singh set to lead Madhya Pradesh

  • All-rounder Harpreet Singh Bhatia has been named as the captain of the team. He has been a regular member of the Madhya Pradesh camp for last couple of seasons.
  • Harpreet, who was once on the IPL roster, found no takers in the IPL auctions last year. Now, he will have a good chance to make his presence count.
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: Amit Mishra named as Haryana captain

  • It is worth noting that both Mohit Sharma and Harshal Patel have been regular faces in their respective IPL sides over the years.
  • Both bowlers would want to put up a good show in an attempt to attract the IPL franchise owners. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal has not been picked in the squad.
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South Africa legend impressed with Hardik Pandya’s incredible stroke play

  • With the top four batsmen collapsing for a mere 57 runs, the pressure was all on Cheteshwar Pujara.
  • But Vernon Philander’s outstanding delivery right after lunch sent Pujara back to the pavilion, which brought the all-rounder to the crease.
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Indian film industry superstar Rajinikanth names his favorite cricketer

  • Dhoni is a fan-favourite in Chennai, especially after he led the side to two IPL victories. And the 36-year-old will try to repay the club faithfuls with similar performances to commemorate his return.
  • While the city heralds Dhoni as one of their gems, there is yet another person who rules over the hearts of million Chennai inhabitants.
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Zimbabwe names 15-member squad for upcoming tri-nation series

  • The squad sees the return of veterans Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis to ODI colours, for the first time since they went on the Kolpak route, having signed their contracts with Nottinghamshire and Lancashire, in 2015 and 2013 respectively.
  • While the premier all-rounder will lend much-needed stability to Zimbabwe’s middle order, Jarvis’s ability to move the new ball will bring in variety to the attack.
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Ben Stokes back in the England squad for the T20I series

  • Vince who scored a couple of half-centuries in the five Tests has been picked in the sixteen member squad for the T20Is. The English selectors have entrusted their faith in him to come good in the coloured uniform.
  • The number three batsman couldn’t convert his starts into scores of substance. Apart from the two fifties, he couldn’t cross the 25-run mark in the rest of the innings.
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Mohammad Ashraful set to make comeback in BCL 2018

  • Amidst this backdrop, Ashraful hopes to stage an international comeback by performing well in the BCL and other domestic competitions.
  • As per the quotes in bdcrictime, Ashraful conceded that he hopes to perform in every opportunity that beckons henceforth.
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