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Root gives Cook full backing to continue as captain

Alastair Cook and Joe Root head to the nets in Mumbai © AFP Joe Root says that he hopes that Alastair Cook will continue as England’s captain for “years to come”, in spite of growing speculation that Cook may be tempted to return to the ranks at the end of the current tour of India. Despite a century and two half-centuries in his last four Tests, Cook has looked oddly…

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Jennings ton sees Lions to victory

England Lions 175 for 2 (Jennings 101*) beat UAE 174 (Meaker 4-38) by eight wickets Keaton Jennings scored an unbeaten hundred in Dubai (file photo) © Getty Images Keaton Jennings celebrated his call-up to England’s Test squad by scoring an unbeaten hundred to lead the Lions to victory in their first match against UAE. Jennings, captaining the side in his first appearance for England Lions, scored 101 off 103 balls…

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Malan, Mahmud star in Barisal's consolation win

Barisal Bulls 161 for 4 (Malan 56, Mahmud 43) beat Rajshahi Kings 144 for 7 (Patel 62, Emrit 3-27) by 17 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Dawid Malan top scored with a 33-ball 56 © BCB Barisal Bulls beat Rajshahi Kings by 17 runs to break a six-match losing streak. The result came as a dampener to Rajshahi, whose chances of qualifying for the play-offs suffered another setback. Dawid Malan and…

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Saurashtra eye Karnataka upset

File photo – Kamlesh Makvana snared three wickets to leave Karnataka tottering after conceding a big first-innings lead © K Sivaraman Bottom-placed Saurashtra’s spinners took the team close to an outright win against table-toppers Karnataka in Patiala. The duo of offspinner Kamlesh Makvana and left-arm spinner Jay Chauhan took five wickets between them as Karnataka ended the day with a lead of just nine. Saurashtra had ended the second day…

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Saurashtra eye outright win after spinners dent Karnataka

File photo – Kamlesh Makvana snared three wickets to leave Karnataka tottering after conceding a big first-innings lead © K Sivaraman Bottom-placed Saurashtra’s spinners took the team close to an outright win against table-toppers Karnataka in Patiala. The duo of offspinner Kamlesh Makvana and left-arm spinner Jay Chauhan took five wickets between them as Karnataka ended the day with a lead of just nine. Saurashtra had ended the second day…

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Gujarat, MP on verge of victories

Manoj Tiwary top scored with 169 to give Bengal an outside chance against Mumbai © PTI Gujarat were in line for full points after enforcing the follow-on against Punjab in Belgavi. After declaring on 624 for 6, courtesy Priyank Panchal’s triple century, Rush Kalaria picked four wickets to skittle Punjab for 247 in 85.2 overs. Manan Vohra top scored with 68, while cameos from Mayank Sidhana (39), Gitansh Khera (35…

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Jordan signs up for Strikers BBL stint

Chris Jordan was part of the England team that reached the 2016 World T20 final © Getty Images Chris Jordan, the Sussex and England allrounder, has signed to play in the Big Bash League with Adelaide Strikers. Jordan comes in as an overseas replacement, covering the expected absence of his England team-mate Adil Rashid. The 2016-17 BBL starts on December 20 and runs until the end of January. Rashid is…

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Mathews, Chandimal declare fitness for South Africa tour

Angelo Mathews missed the tour of Zimbabwe with multiple leg injuries while Dinesh Chandimal had dislocated his right thumb © AFP Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal have declared they are fit to go on the tour of South Africa that begins in mid-December. They made the announcements during SLC’s Dialog Cricketer of the Year award ceremony held in Colombo on Wednesday night. Both Mathews and Chandimal…

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KCA issues show-cause notice to Samson

Sanju Samson is alleged to have walked out of the stadium in Mumbai after his dismissal © BCCI The Kerala Cricket Association has issued a show-cause notice to Sanju Samson for alleged acts of indiscipline during the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, and has appointed a four-member committee to look into the allegations. Samson has been subsequently been dropped for Kerala’s ongoing match against Tripura in Cuttack for disciplinary reasons. KCA…

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Razzaq joins Quetta coaching staff amidst controversy

Abdul Razzaq is still available for international selection, but his appointment could be a foray into professional coaching © AFP PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators have signed Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq as their assistant and bowling coach. He will join the team for the second edition of the league, replacing Englishman Ian Pont, whose one-year contract wasn’t extended after the first edition. Officially, Razzaq is still available for international selection, but his…

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