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England captain Strauss retires from professional cricket


August 29th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) England Test captain Andrew Strauss Wednesday announced his retirement from professional cricket with immediate effect.The 35-year-old Middlesex opening batsman, who led England to two Ashes victories ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul anxious to score


August 1st, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 1 (IANS/CMC) Veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul says he is anxious to improve his game when the West Indies face New Zealand in the second and final cricket Test ... Read more...

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Gayle impressed with Powell’s century


July 31st, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
North Sound (Antigua), July 31 (IANS/CMC) Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is impressed with the tactics employed by fellow opener Kieran Powell to achieve his maiden Test century.Powell ... Read more...

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England maintain lead in Test rankings, India slip to 5th


July 14th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 14 (IANS) England extended their lead as the top team in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings released Saturday while India slipped one place to be ... Read more...

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Sangakkara reclaims top spot in Test rankings


July 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the No.1 batting spot from the West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Rankings.Sangakkara struck ... Read more...

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England consolidate their lead in Test rankings


June 12th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 12 (IANS) England claimed the series 2-0 against the West Indies and have now taken an outright lead as the number one team ahead of South Africa in ... Read more...

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Broad breaks into top three of ICC Test rankings


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 22 (IANS) A maiden 10-wicket haul by England fast bowler Stuart Broad against the West Indies has given him a career-best ranking in the latest International Cricket ... Read more...

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Australia goes ahead of India in Test rankings


April 29th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 29 (IANS) Australia's 2-0 Test series win in the West Indies put them ahead of India in third position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship rankings ... Read more...

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Clarke feels Ponting is victim of own high standards


April 21st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 21 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that his predecessor Ricky Ponting was a victim of the high standards he himself set.The 37-year-old Ponting, who retired ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul moves to fifth in Test rankings


April 14th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 14 (IANS/CMC) Veteran West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul is steadily making his way back to the top of world cricket, moving three spots to fifth in the latest International ... Read more...

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Swann jumps to fourth in Test rankings


April 8th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 8 (IANS) Off-spinner Graeme Swann's 10-wicket haul not only helped England to a Test victory in Colombo but also lifted him six places to fourth spot in ... Read more...

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Test rankings: England on top, India third


April 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) England will start its domestic international season as the No.1 Test side in the ICC Test Championship after a two-Test draw with Sri Lanka helped it ... Read more...

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India may slip to fourth spot in ICC Test rankings


March 30th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 30 (IANS) A series win for Australia in the three-match Test series against the West Indies may push India one place down to the fourth spot in the ... Read more...

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De Villiers, Clarke top-ranked Test batsmen; no Indian in top 10


March 30th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 30 (IANS) South Africa's AB de Villiers has reached the number-one batting position for the first time in his career where he is joined by Australia captain ... Read more...

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South Africa aim for clean sweep to claim No.1 ranking


March 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 6 (IANS) South Africa will be aiming to carry the winning momentum from its ODI series into the three-Test series against New Zealand starting in Dunedin Wednesday which ... Read more...

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India drop to third place in ICC Test rankings


January 28th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 28 (IANS) India dropped a place to the third spot in International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings after their humiliating 0-4 whitewash by Australia in the Border Gavaskar ... Read more...

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Tendulkar rises to fourth in Test rankings, Siddle in top 10


December 30th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 30 (IANS) India's Sachin Tendulkar has moved two places to fourth in the latest International Cricket Council rankings for Test batsmen while the man who dismissed him ... Read more...

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India rise to second spot in Test rankings


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) India have risen to No.2 position in the Test rankings, thanks to South Africa losing the second Test against Australia.South Africa thus slipped to third on ... Read more...

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Sammy promises fearless brand of cricket


November 5th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) West Indies captain Darren Sammy promised Saturday that his team would display fearless brand of cricket against a superior Indian side in the ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Bindra join elite group as honorary Lt. Colonels


November 1st, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Olympian gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra Tuesday officially became honorary Lieutenant Colonels in the Territorial Army with ... Read more...

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Playing in South Africa is as tough as it gets: Clarke


October 4th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 4 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke Tuesday said that it will be tough to beat South Africa in their own backyard.Australia are scheduled to play two Twenty20 Internationals, ... Read more...

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We defeated a very good India side, says Flower


August 24th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) England coach Andy Flower insisted his team's convincing 4-0 win over India in the Test series came against a very good visiting side and his boys ... Read more...

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Dravid moves to 10th place in Test rankings, Sachin drops to 5th


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS) England batsman Ian Bell has broken into the top-five of the ICC Test rankings for the first time in his career while India's Rahul Dravid has ... Read more...

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We are not surprising ourselves, asserts Pietersen (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who hit a brilliant 175 at The Oval in the first innings against India, feels the team is not surprised with ... Read more...

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England series not one of the toughest, says Sreesanth


August 20th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) India are staring at a whitewash in the four-match Test series against England but pacer Shantakumaran Sreesanth believes that the series was not one of the ... Read more...

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We are very optimistic, Anderson is fit to play: Strauss


August 17th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss said Wednesday his pace spearhead James Anderson would be fit for the fourth and the final Test against India starting at The ... Read more...

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Strauss is my hero, says Swann


August 16th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann said that his captain Andrew Strauss is his hero."I spend half my working life standing next to Andrew Strauss and I have ... Read more...

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Cook climbs to career-best third spot in Test rankings


August 14th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 14 (IANS) England opener Alastair climbed eight spots to a career-best third position in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for Test batsmen released Sunday.Cook's ... Read more...

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England deserve to be No.1 Test team: ICC


August 13th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 13 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday lauded England for becoming the No.1 Test side in the world.ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat, complimenting the England and Wales ... Read more...

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India humiliated in Edgbaston, England become No.1 in Tests


August 13th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 13 (IANS) England grabbed the No.1 Test rankings, humiliating India by an innings and 242 runs in the third cricket Test with a day to spare here Saturday. ... Read more...

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Flower-Strauss partnership key to England’s success: Morris


August 8th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Hugh Morris said the combination of team director Andy Flower and captain Andrew Strauss is the key to ... Read more...

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Win in Sri Lanka will restore our reputation: White


August 5th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) Australia's Twenty20 captain Cameron White believes that success in Sri Lanka will be the former world champions' first step to get among the best and restore ... Read more...

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Flower warns England players not to lose focus


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) England team director Andy Flower has asked his players not to lose their focus in the euphoria of a possible coronation as the World's best Test ... Read more...

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Dravid rises in rankings, England on course for top spot


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nottingham, Aug 2 (IANS) Rahul Dravid, one of the few Indian batsmen who have succeeded in the ongoing series against England, has risen to 11th place in the latest ... Read more...

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Dravid rises in ICC rankings, Tendulkar drops to 4th


July 26th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Rahul Dravid, courtesy a brilliant hundred in the first Test between India and England at Lord's, has gained seven places to be 15th while teammate ... Read more...

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