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Kohli, Hardik, Ishant return to India's 18-member squad for England Tests

Ishant Sharma is three short of 100 Tests © Getty Images Even as the dust settles on India’s historic series win in Australia, the new selection panel, chaired by Chetan Sharma, met virtually on Tuesday to pick India’s squad for the first two Tests against England in Chennai. Among the big outcomes were the return of Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharmaand Hardik Pandya to an 18-member squad. Kohli, who missed…

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Tamim Iqbal – 'My style of captaincy will grow with time'

News New ODI captain wants Bangladesh to qualify directly to 2023 World Cup Every ODI is important in Bangladesh’s road to qualification for the 2023 World Cup. This is what new ODI captain Tamim Iqbal believes. Bangladesh will start their ODI Super League campaign against West Indies on Wednesday, with the top eight teams (including hosts India) set to qualify automatically for the showpiece event. Bangladesh were in danger of…

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Tim Paine admits Australia's failures but determined to 'soldier' on

Tim Paine: ‘We turned up in Sydney on day five and the Gabba on day five in as good a position as you would want to be’   Australia’s captain Tim Paine has no intention of resigning, even after giving a frank and unflattering assessment of how his team found themselves beaten by an injury-ravaged India side in the battle for the Border Gavaskar Trophy, capped with the first victory…

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Scenarios: What India, Australia and England still need to do to make the WTC final

News What the Gabba and Galle results mean for each of the three teams, and New Zealand Australia have a fair amount of work ahead of them – if their series against South Africa goes ahead   India’s incredible 2-1 series win means they are now strong favourites to make it to the final of the World Test Championship, while Australia have plenty to do before they secure a place…

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All eyes on Shakib Al Hasan's return as Bangladesh, West Indies begin ODI Super League campaign

Big Picture When the players finally take the Shere Bangla National Stadium’s green, it will end Bangladesh’s nine-month wait for international cricket. The frustration of watching every other team play will then give way to the usual nerves, excitement and reality of playing it themselves. Once West Indies confirmed that they would be keeping their commitment to tour, following a thorough inspection by CWI, it became a countdown for everyone…

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As it happened – Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day

Welcome to our live report of the fifth day of the Australia-India Test from Brisbane. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here *Most recent entry will appear at the top, please refresh your page for the latest updates. All times are local. 5:38pm: Chuck the scripts out  AFP via Getty Images There isn’t anything in the world today that will give you…

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Sunil Gavaskar: 'Young India is showing that they are not afraid'

What They Said About Reactions from around the world after India’s dramatic series win in the dying moments of the fifth day India pulled off a historic Test and 2-1 series win with a dramatic and thrilling three-wicket win at the Gabba. Here’s how the cricket world reacted to the enthralling end to the series: Sunil Gavaskar (to Channel Seven)“Absolutely, this is a magic, magical moment for Indian cricket. They…

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Rishabh Pant: 'One of the biggest things in my life right now'

News Captain Rahane praises his team’s “character” and “attitude” From 36 all out in Adelaide to levelling the series in Melbourne to a fighting draw in Sydney, India finally finished a thrilling four-Test series with a slim win in Brisbane to take the series 1-1. Here’s how India captain Ajinkya Rahane and Man of the Match Rishabh Pant reacted after the win: Rishabh Pant, 89*“I think this is one of…

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Tim Paine: Australia lost key moments throughout series

News Australia lost at the Gabba for the first time since 1988 and it was their second consecutive series defeat at home to India For the second time in two Tests Australia couldn’t bowl India out on the final   Tim Paine conceded that Australia had been outplayed at key moments throughout the series against India as he was left presiding over a second consecutive series defeat against them and…

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