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Kohli relaxed going into IPL


April 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 5 (IANS) India's in-form batsman Virat Kohli says he is a lot more relaxed going into the Indian Premier League-V than the last season.The 23-year-old has been ... Read more...

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Tendulkar inspired Umesh to work on a new delivery (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils' young fast bowler Umesh Yadav feels that variation and change of pace will be crucial in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and ... Read more...

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Change of pace and variation crucial in Twenty20: Umesh Yadav


March 27th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils' young fast bowler Umesh Yadav feels that variation and change of pace will be crucial in the Indian Premier League (IPL).Umesh, who was ... Read more...

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Gayle’s return to Windies squad stalled


March 20th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 20 (IANS/CMC) A proposed move that would have seen the return of talismanic opener Chris Gayle to the West Indies team and ended his year-long impasse with the ... Read more...

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Asia Cup: India looking to make a fresh start against Sri Lanka


March 12th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 12 (IANS) Having suffered humiliation in the tour of Australia, India will look to make a fresh start when they face Sri Lanka in their opening ... Read more...

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Malik axed from Pakistan’s Asia Cup side; Jamshed, Sarfraz recalled


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan have dropped Shoaib Malik, Imran Farhat and Adnan Akmal for the Asia Cup beginning March 11 in Bangladesh, bringing in opener Nasir Jamshed and wicket-keeper ... Read more...

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BCCI steps in to sort out Dhoni-Sehwag differences


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian cricket board had to finally step in Thursday and asked India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virender Sehwag to patch-up ... Read more...

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Dawes to replace Simons as India bowling coach


February 14th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Queensland fast bowler Joe Dawes will be the new bowling coach of India, as the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has ... Read more...

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This Indian team can beat any side, says BCCI president


January 19th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian cricket board president N.Srinivsan backed the beleaguered team, saying the players selected for the Australia tour were the best in the country and have ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to sack Dilshan, Marsh for South African debacle


January 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) Stung by the series loss in Tests and ODIs in South Africa, the Sri Lankan sports ministry is planning a wide-ranging overhaul in Sri Lanka Cricket ... Read more...

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Ponting’s was the best of my three wickets, says Yadav


December 26th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) India's fastest bowler on the Australia tour Umesh Yadav said he would cherish Ricky Ponting's scalp the most among his three wickets on the opening ... Read more...

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Dhoni dismisses fitness concerns ahead of Boxing Day Test


December 24th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has shrugged off fitness concerns in his team ahead of the first Test against Australia, beginning here Monday, and stressed ... Read more...

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Congratulations pour in for Sehwag


December 9th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Cricket fraternity and fans hailed India's explosive opener Virender Sehwag's sensational 219, the highest by any player in One-day internationals.Congratulatory messages poured in from ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: Delhi fightback against MP


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Railways' Nitin Bille, Saurashtra's Chirag Pathak, Punjab's Ravi Inder Singh and Karan Goel struck hundreds on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division ... Read more...

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Late strike from Russell, Sammy propel West Indies to 260/5 (Lead)


December 5th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The West Indies smashed 73 runs in the last five overs to post a competitive 260/5 in the third One-Day International against India here Monday.All-rounder Andre ... Read more...

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Praveen Kumar ruled out of Australia series


November 29th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) India's medium pacer Praveen Kumar was ruled out of the on-going One-Day International series against the West Indies and also from the forthcoming Test series in ... Read more...

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Sourav hopeful of Bhajji, Yuvraj comeback


November 26th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Saturday said off spinner Harbhajan Singh who has been dropped for the upcoming Australia tour will make a comeback ... Read more...

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Get the gorilla off your back: Ravi Shastri to Sachin


November 25th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar last hit a century in any form of the game on March 12, 2011 in Nagpur against South Africa in the World Cup. ... Read more...

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Can’t go to Australia without match practice: Zaheer


November 11th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who is recovering from a hamstring and ankle injury, admits he can't go to Australia without any match practice ... Read more...

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Process of getting back to top starts now: Dhoni


November 5th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the team has put behind its disastrous performance in England and is looking for a new start as ... Read more...

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Rest required for Dhoni before Australia tour: Sourav


October 7th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly says incumbent Mahendra Singh Dhoni should get adequate rest before the upcoming tour of Australia as he has to be ... Read more...

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Sandeep, Sardar recalled in national team for Australia tour


September 29th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A week after revoking the ban on ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and mid-fielder Sardar Singh, Hockey India (HI) recalled the duo in the 22-member ... Read more...

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Shoaib is trying to sell his book by making sensational claims: Akram


September 24th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram Saturday rejected allegations that he wanted to ruin the career of his compatriot Shoaib Akhtar and criticised the maverick bowler ... Read more...

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Copying Zaheer’s action was a mistake, says Ishant


July 7th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rouseau (Dominica), July 7 (IANS) Ishant Sharma has overcome testing times when he was thinking "too much technical" about his bowling. Now that he is back among wickets, the lanky ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka slash budget, put Australia tour in doubt


June 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Australia's tour to Sri Lanka in August is in doubt after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) trimmied its budget, specially the security bill which was slashed from ... Read more...

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Pietersen relishing new role as opener in England’s World Cup crusade


February 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Kevin Pietersen, who was promoted to the top of the order during the warm-up game against Canada, remains upbeat despite making a meager 24 run as an opener.The ... Read more...

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Adam Lambert Doesn’t Want To Become A Father Now!


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): American Idol runner up Adam Lambert who is busy with his publicity tour in Sydney, Australia for the second time in the recent past, has brushed ... Read more...

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Muralitharan to quit international cricket after World Cup 2011


October 9th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Oct.9 (ANI): Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan said on Saturday he would retire from the international cricket after the World Cup 2011.The Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai felicitated ... Read more...

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Trott’s clash with Riaz can bolster England ahead of Ashes: Bell


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 22 (ANI): England batsman Ian Bell believes that fellow player Jonathan Trott's clash with Pakistan's Wahab Riaz will help forge the kind of spirit the Three Lions need to sustain ... Read more...

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Strauss: Pakistan must not win series


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.22 (ANI): With the one-day series between England and Pakistan even at two all, skipper Andrew Strauss says losing the fifth and final confrontation with Pakistan would bring not only pain ... Read more...

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Younis’ future to be decided during Butt-Afridi’s one-on-meeting on Monday


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.22 (ANI): Uncertainty still persists over the inclusion of former captain Younis Khan into the national team, as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has summoned one-day captain Shahid Afridi ... Read more...

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Younis likely to return to national squad following Butt’s nod


August 21st, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.21 (ANI): After an overstretched tussle with former captain Younis Khan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has reportedly cleared the way for his inclusion in the national squad.According to ... Read more...

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England squad unchanged for Edgbaston Test against Pakistan


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3(ANI): England has retained the 12-man squad that won the Test series opener against Pakistan for the second at Edgbaston, starting on Friday.Fast bowler Tim Bresnan was the 12th ... Read more...

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Lawson says Yousuf-Younus recall will make Pak a ’solid unit’


July 24th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24(ANI): Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson believes that former captains Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan should be recalled for strengthening the team's middle order.Following the unexpected Test retirement of skipper ... Read more...

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I hold no grudge against anyone: Muralitharan


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Legendary Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who Thursday brought curtains to his illustrious Test career with a staggering 800 wickets, said he holds no grudge against the ... Read more...

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