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Manoj Tiwary Retained as Bengal Captain for Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals

Manoj Tiwary underwent a rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. © PTI Bengal retained Manoj Tiwary as their captain despite his hamstring injury for the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal cricket match against Madhya Pradesh in Mumbai from February 3-7. (Read More in Cricket) “I’m hopeful to be fit in time before the quarters,” Tiwary, who underwent a rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru, said after the selection committee meeting….

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Pakistan Cricket Board Looks to International Cricket Council For Easing Yasir Shah's Ban

Yasir Shah tested positive for use of chlortalidone and was banned in December, 2015. © AFP Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sent a delegation to Dubai to meet with the International Cricket Council (ICC) officials in a bid to salvage the international career of leg-spinner Yasir Shah. (Yasir Shah Took Prohibited Drugs by Mistake, Says Pakistan Cricket Board) A reliable source in the PCB said the delegation, which…

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Rain denies Lions' victory push

Titans 294 (Behardien 108, Wiese 69, Pretorius 6-66) and 169 for 8 (De Bruyn 62, Viljoen 6-75) drew with Lions 295 (Petersen 203, de Lange 4-49)Scorecard File photo: Alviro Petersen scored 203, nearly 70% of his team’s total score © AFP Heavy rain in Potchefstroom meant no play was possible on the fourth day, meaning Titans and Lions had to settle for a draw. The rain would have frustrated Lions…

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Khawaja 70 hands Thunder maiden title

Usman Khawaja nearly quit Sydney Thunder a couple of years ago, but now has led them to a maiden Big Bash title © Getty Images The fifth BBL final was a tale of two innings, and two collapses. Kevin Pietersen, who is in marvellous form, scored 74, before Usman Khawaja, who is in simply superhuman touch, made 70 which, as wickets tumbled, proved enough to hand Sydney Thunder their first…

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Clarke offers advice to England U19s

Worcestershire and Lions wicketkeeper-batsman Joe Clarke had a simple message for the England Under-19s ahead of their World Cup campaign in Bangladesh. “Just believe that you can do it,” said Clarke, who was a member of the England squad who enjoyed a surprising and memorable run to the semi-finals of the last Under-19s World Cup in Dubai two years ago. “It’s an amazing thing to go through as a young group….

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Jeff Thomson to be Inducted Into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Jeff Thomson has 200 Test wickets and 55 wickets to his name. © AFP Melbourne: Former tearaway fast bowler Jeff Thomson will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the Allan Border Medal dinner here on Wednesday. (Read more cricket stories here) Thomson, 65, will be handed the honour 20 years after his one-time fearsome bowling partner Dennis Lillee was part of the original intake of 10….

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is Overstaying his Time as India's ODI Skipper: Ian Chappell

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is arguably India’s best ODI skipper of all time. © AFP Sydney: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is overstaying his time as India’s limited over skipper and it is having debilitating effect on the Indian team.(‘Time for Kohli to Take Over’) “One tendency a successful captain has to guard against is outstaying his welcome. Captains have a use-by-date, after which their influence over…

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India vs Australia: Stand-in Coach Michael Di Venuto Urges Fresh Faces to Play Natural Game

Steven Smith would be hoping that the likes of Chris Lynn, Travis Head and seamer Andrew Tye will perform well in the three-game T20 series against India. © AFP Stand-in Australia coach Michael Di Venuto has asked his players to play their natural game in the T20 International series against India beginning January 26 and not to think too much about the impending team selection for the World Twenty20. (Read…

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Pakistan ODI Skipper Azhar Ali Buries Hatchet With Mohammad Amir

Azhar Ali had reservations of playing with Mohammad Amir. © AFP Wellington: The rehabilitation of Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir takes another step forward with one-day captain Azhar Ali welcoming him into the side for the series against New Zealand. Ali, who takes over the captaincy from Shahid Afridi for the 50-over game, initially refused to play alongside Amir who is making his return to the international scene after a prison…

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Kagiso Rabada Takes Seven as South Africa Stretch Advantage

South African bowler Kagiso Rabada (left) celebrates the dismissal of England’s batsman Joe Root (right) during Day 3 of the fourth Test at the Supersport stadium. © AFP South African fast bowling prodigy Kagiso Rabada took another step towards stardom when he took seven wickets in England’s first innings on the third day of the fourth and final Test at SuperSport Park on Sunday. (Scorecard) Rabada, 20, took seven for…

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