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Series satisfying, quickies need to improve: Dhoni


October 26th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) After registering a 5-0 ODI win against England, Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Tuesday the series was satisfying but the fast bowlers need to improve.?As ... Read more...

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Marsh replaces Brett in Australian ODI squad for South Africa


October 13th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Cricket Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) Thursday announced that all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will replace the injured Brett Lee in the Australian squad for the One-day ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram, Moin Khan rubbish match-fixing charges


October 11th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 11 (IANS) Former Pakistan captains Wasim Akram and Moin Khan Tuesday termed as "ridiculous" and "nonsense" allegations by controversial British sports agent that a number of Pakistani cricket ... Read more...

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Bangladesh series can be challenging, says Ramdin


October 7th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 7 (IANS/CMC) After coach Ottis Gibson and captain Darren Sammy, now wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin says the West Indies' tour of Bangladesh can be challenging.Ramdin joined the West Indies team ... Read more...

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Fast bowler Harris opposed to being rested or rotated


October 5th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 5 (IANS) Australia's fast bowler Ryan Harris is opposed to being rested or rotated and he is keen on touring South Africa this summer.Harris was a big success ... Read more...

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Impressive Mumbai Indians clash with NSW in crucial Group A match


October 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Courtesy divine intervention in Bangalore Friday night, none of the five teams in Group A can afford to lose even a single game in their ... Read more...

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Tiger was a prince among cricketers (Tribute)


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was the most admired India cricket captain. He led the country in 40 of his 46 Tests he played and most players who played with him insist ... Read more...

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‘Windies board crafting new generation of pacemen’


September 10th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 10 (IANS/CMC) West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson says the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will spare no effort in developing a new generation of fast bowlers. Pointing ... Read more...

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Luck at times hasn’t been with us but morale is high: Dhoni


September 10th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the bowlers but was still hopeful of a turnaround despite suffering their second consecutive loss against England in the ... Read more...

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Bleak future for Test cricket: Holding


August 28th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 28 (IANS) Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Test cricket will become "insignificant" in five years time and cited the ever-gaining popularity of the Twenty20 format ... Read more...

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BCCI interested in making money, more than cricket: Chappell


August 25th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ian Chappell launched a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for allowing senior players have ... Read more...

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Anderson should be fit for Oval Test, hopes Swann


August 16th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann is hopeful that his team-mate James Anderson will be fit for the fourth and last Test against India, which begins at The ... Read more...

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Disastrous start for India in third Test (Lunch report)


August 10th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 10 (IANS) Put in to bat, India made a disastrous start to the third cricket Test against England and crashed to 75 for four in the first ... Read more...

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Lack of pacers could spell crisis for Sri Lanka: Ratnayake


August 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's chief cricket coach Rumesh Ratnayake warned that the country's cricket could face a massive crisis in the fast bowling department if corrective measures are ... Read more...

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Zaheer likely to miss second Test: Dhoni


July 26th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that given the hectic schedule of the England series, he would not risk the fitness of his ... Read more...

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Swann and Anderson the key bowlers for England: Dravid


July 12th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) India's middle-order batsman Rahul Dravid picked off-spinner Graeme Swann and pace spearhead James Anderson as the key bowlers for England in the eagerly-awaited cricket Test series ... Read more...

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Playing short balls early in my career has helped: Mukund


July 9th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rouseau (Dominica), July 9 (IANS) Abhinav Mukund is getting better with every innings in his debut series in the West Indies. The opening batsman attributes his success to his ability ... Read more...

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For Donald, aggression starts from the nets


June 20th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 20 (IANS) Allan Donald, with his raw pace, rattled the best of batsmen in his heydays and now as the South African bowling coach he expects the same ... Read more...

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Kohli moves to seventh in ICC ODI rankings


June 19th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 19 (IANS) India's Virat Kolhi moved up one place to seventh in the One-day International (ODI) batsmen's rankings of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after a good ... Read more...

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Gayle will make a difference to this team: Ambrose


June 12th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), June 12 (IANS) Curtly Ambrose, the last of the legendary West Indies fast bowlers, feels problems between destructive batsman Chris Gayle and the West Indies Cricket Board ... Read more...

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Tim Bresnan ruled out from Test series against Sri Lanka


May 18th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) England fast bowler Tim Bresnan will miss the Test series against Sri Lanka after he tore his calf muscle.Bresnan played an important role in England's Ashes ... Read more...

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Lillee was bit of a fairy if he got hit himself: Greig


May 18th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) A day after he called for an end to India's domination in the International Cricket Council (ICC), former England captain Tony Greig stirred another controversy by ... Read more...

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Mohsin lauds Pak team for impressive show in ongoing Windies tour


April 28th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 28(ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Selector Mohsin Khan has lauded the national team for their impressive performance in the ongoing Caribbean tour.Pakistan have taken a 2-0 lead in the ... Read more...

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Swann reveals how he thought of giving up cricket


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 23 (ANI): England off-spinner Graeme Swann has loved cricket all his life, but he admits there have been times this winter when he hated the sight of training kit and ... Read more...

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Warner’s wicket was crucial: Christian


April 19th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Deccan Chargers all-rounder Daniel Christian said the wicket of dangerous Delhi Daredevils opener David Warner was the turning point in their 16-run victory in Indian ... Read more...

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Happy to register first win in IPL-4: Sehwag


April 17th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sewhag was a happy man after his team registered its maiden win in the fourth season of the Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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KKR relying on Yusuf Pathan to beat Rajasthan Royals


April 15th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Apr 15 (ANI): Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir is confident of winning of the next match against Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ... Read more...

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S.African-born pacer Wagner is keen on playing for New Zealand


April 9th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr.9 (ANI): Fresh from an outstanding Plunket Shield campaign, in which he took 51 wickets at an average of 18.15 for Otago, South African born left-arm fast bowler Neil Wagner has ... Read more...

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PCB must give ‘legend’ Akhtar proud exit after denying him ’swansong’ against India


April 9th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 9(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board, which deprived the now-retired legendary pacer Shoaib Akhtar of an opportunity to play his swansong in the 2011 World Cup semifinal clash against India, ... Read more...

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My decisions would have been questioned had they backfired: Dhoni (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:55 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni promoted himself in the batting order ahead of the in-form Yuvraj Singh to ensure a left hand-right hand combination in ... Read more...

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We have to come back hungry for final: Sangakarra


March 30th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 30 (IANS) Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakarra said Tuesday they need to quickly put behind their celebrations of reaching the World Cup final and "come back fresh and ... Read more...

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Australia confident about taking on India: Hussey


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 22 (IANS) Australia's experienced middle order batsman Michael Hussey feels their past good performances against India in their backyard gives them the confidence to come on top during ... Read more...

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Yuvraj’s maiden World Cup century takes India to 268 (Lead)


March 20th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh struck his maiden World Cup century but India again squandered a good start by losing their last seven wickets for 53 runs before ... Read more...

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England pegged to 243 by West Indies (Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The West Indies combination of searing pace and gentle spin proved a tad too much for England, who were restricted to 243 in their concluding World ... Read more...

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Our focus is on reverse swing: Ross Taylor


March 16th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) New Zealand's stand-in-skipper Ross Taylor Wednesday said his bowlers are focussing on reverse swing which, he feels, is proving more effective in getting wickets than ... Read more...

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