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We can go all the way: Chris Gayle


September 13th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS/CMC) Talismanic opener Chris Gayle has backed the West Indies to reach the final of the World Twenty20 Championship beginning Sep 18.The big-hitting left-hander, the hottest commodity in ... Read more...

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Ashwin achieves career-best ranking, Sachin out of top 10


August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 27 (IANS) Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's match haul of 12 for 85 against New Zealand in the first Test in Hyderabad has helped him vault 19 places ... Read more...

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Gibson brushes off Windies favourites tag


June 15th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Southampton, June 15 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Ottis Gibson has dismissed suggestions that the West Indies will be favourites heading into the three-match One-Day International series against England starting here Saturday.The Caribbean ... Read more...

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Sammy hails return of Gayle for ODIs


June 7th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, June 7 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes Chris Gayle's return will augur well for this side's fortunes in the upcoming three-match One-Day International series against England.Gayle Monday was ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul digs in at top; Samuels, Roach also move up


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 23 (IANS/CMC) World No. One batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has stretched his lead at the top of the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) batting rankings, following his two half-centuries in ... Read more...

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Irish cricketer Kevin disappointed at missing IPL


May 4th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Ireland cricketer Kevin O'Brien, who holds the record for the fastest century in the World Cup, is disappointed at missing the Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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Super Kings confident as Gilly is ruled out


April 27th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) While Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist ruled himself out of Saturday's Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Chennai Super Kings here, the hosts are on ... Read more...

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Six Chinese cricketers to train in England


April 2nd, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Six young and gifted cricketers from China will spend the summer here, working with British coaches to learn the tricks of the trade and to inspire ... Read more...

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Food poison scare for Tasmanian cricketers


March 7th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Ahead of the final round of Sheffield Shield games, some of the Tasmanian cricketers were down with food poisoning and had to be put on intravenous ... Read more...

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Raina promises an improved show in tri-series


January 30th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) India batsman Suresh Raina Monday promised a better performance in the limited overs contest Down Under beginning with their first T20 International against Australia here Wednesday.India ... Read more...

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Warner will thrive under heavy workload


January 19th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 19 (IANS) Australian cricket's latest poster boy David Warner's heavy workload in all the three forms of the game is a not a concern for Cricket Australia (CA).Warner ... Read more...

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Big Bash could affect Test team’s preparations: Inverarity


December 21st, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Australia's chief cricket selector John Inverarity admitted that the Big Bash Twenty20 could compromise the preparation of players vying for a Test team berth this summer.The ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Kohli among top-10 ODI batsmen in ICC rankings


December 7th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistani spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez dominate the ODI rankings while Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the only two Indian batsmen in ... Read more...

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Ashwin century makes up for Tendulkar missing it (Roundup)


November 25th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin joined two illustrious Indians Vinoo Mankad and Polly Umrigar in scoring a hundred and taking five wickets in an innings, to offset ... Read more...

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Morgan, Mendis top T20 batting and bowling rankings


October 24th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 24 (IANS) England's Eoin Morgan and Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka have been rated the top batsman and bowler in the inaugural ICC T20 rankings announced here ... Read more...

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Barbados wants local boards to pick players first


October 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados) Oct 7 (IANS/CMC) Barbados Cricket Association officials (BCA) have appealed to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to allow the territorial boards to have first choice of selecting players ... Read more...

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Mumbai Indians’ character will be tested against Super Kings


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) It will be a test of character for Mumbai Indians who will be going into their Champions League T20 opener against title holders the Chennai ... Read more...

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All-round strength of Cobras will be key against NSW Blues


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) South African champions Cape Cobras and their Australian counterparts New South Wales Blues face off here Saturday in what promises to be a humdinger of a ... Read more...

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Gibson remains buoyant ahead of T20I in England


September 22nd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS/CMC) West Indies got down to business Wednesday with their first training session ahead of the two Twenty20 International against England this weekend at The Oval.Coach Ottis Gibson ... Read more...

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India stay at top of Test rankings, but lose points


July 11th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 11 (IANS) India retained the number one spot in the latest Test rankings relased Monday but lost two rating points following two drawn Tests against the lower-ranked West ... Read more...

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Afridi eager to return to cricket


June 22nd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 22 (IANS) Shahid Afridi left for London Wednesday to launch his career as a 'retired' player when he will make his debut for Hampshire in a Friends Pro-T20 ... Read more...

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Super Kings favourites against Rajasthan Royals


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 3 (IANS) High on confidence and morale, Rajasthan Royals and defending champions Chennai Super Kings, both having won their previous three encounters, will clash in a crucial Indian ... Read more...

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Pandey to bolster Pune Warriors line-up


April 24th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The return of hard-hitting batsman Manish Pandey after serving a ban is a huge plus for the Pune Warriors as they take on the Chennai Super ... Read more...

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Afridi set sights on World Twenty20


April 15th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 15 (IANS) After falling to old rivals India in the World Cup semifinal last month, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has set his sights on the ICC World Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Super Kings have edge: Fleming


April 15th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The arrival of two Australian stars, batsman Michael Hussey and fast bowler Doug Bollinger has considerably strengthened the Chennai Super Kings squad that holds a definite ... Read more...

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Watson as good as Flintoff, Kallis


April 13th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 13 (ANI): Australia all-rounder Shane Watson can be compared to England's Andrew Flintoff and South Africa's Jacques Kallis in terms of his statiscal achievements in recent times.According to Fox Sports, ... Read more...

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A star-studded Mumbai Indians face a new look Daredevils


April 9th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) It will be a battle between the formidable Mumbai Indians batting and a new look Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League here Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Chennai pick four foreign players, KKR two


April 8th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were a study in contrast on the opening day of the Indian Premier League's fourth season Friday. While ... Read more...

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Dhoni hopeful of retaining IPL title


April 6th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) A new-look Mahendra Singh Dhoni, shorn of hair following the World Cup triumph, looked set for another conquest as captain of the Chennai Super Kings team ... Read more...

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Trying to stay away from the distractions: Dhoni


March 29th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the team is trying to keep away from all distractions ahead of the much-awaited World Cup semifinal against Pakistan ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak WC semi-final clash: Dhoni asks teammates to ignore hype


March 29th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Mohali, Mar 29 (ANI): Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today strongly urged his teammates not to get carried away by the hype surrounding Wednesday's World Cup semi-final game against Pakistan."Well, when you ... Read more...

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Untested Pallekele conditions will be challenging for both Pak, New Zealand: Misbah


March 8th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Pallekele, Mar 8(ANI): The untested conditions at Pallekele in Sri Lanka will be equally challenging for both Pakistan and New Zealand, who are to play their World Cup match here on Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Team strategy may have to review after Bravo’s exit: Coach Gibson


February 26th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson Saturday said they may have to review their World Cup strategy in the light of pivotal all-rounder Dwayne Bravo's injury.Bravo,27, has been ... Read more...

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Bravo feels he is hitting top form at right time


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo feels he is hitting the top form just in time for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. After a three-hour practice session at ... Read more...

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Windies banking on all rounders for World Cup success: Bravo


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.22 (ANI): West Indies vice-captain Dwayne Bravo on Tuesday exuded confidence about his team's chances in their first World Cup match against South Africa to be played here on Thursday.Bravo ... Read more...

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