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Indian Cricketers win Awards

Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma has been named ODI Cricketer of the Year by the ICC (International Cricket Council). The top scorer in one day cricket in 2019, Sharma scored seven centuries, include five during the World Cup. Meanwhile his captain Virat Kohli was given the “Spirit of Cricket” award. …

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India Set to Play Day-Night Test in Australia

India are prepared to play Australia in a Day-Night test when they visit there next summer. That is according to their captain Virat Kohli, who insists that his team will relish the opportunity to face their old adversary in a pink ball match. Kevin Roberts, the current boss of Cricket …

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BCCI Awards

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah picked up two awards at the BCCI Annual Awards function on Sunday, He was given the prestigious Polly Umrigar award bestowed on the best international cricketer of the year, and also shared the Dilip Sardesai award for taking the most wickets in test cricket. Bumrah …

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Pujara Joins Select Group

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has joined a select group of batsmen by scoring his 50th first class century. He reached the landmark at the weekend playing for Saurashtra against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy Group B match, in the end finishing on 162 not out, his innings spanning 238 balls, …

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Dhoni may yet play in the World Cup

Veteran wicket-keeper and batsman, and former captain, MS Dhoni, may yet play in the Twenty20 World Cup for India later this year. That, at least, is the view of India team coach, Ravi Shastri, who insists that the 38 year old could still be in contention for a place in …

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Hardik Pandya fitness to be assessed

All-rounder Hardik Pandya is in line to make his return to international cricket in the upcoming series in New Zealand, after recovering from a chronic lower back injury. However, he will need to prove his fitness first in two warm-up one day internationals between India A and New Zealand A. …

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Opposition to Four-Day Tests Growing

The number of former and current international players opposed to the idea of restricting test matches to four days continues to swell. The ICC are pressing ahead with plans to discuss the concept at their next general council meeting scheduled for March, despite the chorus of voices against the idea …

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Privthi Shaw likely to miss New Zealand test series

20 year old Privthi Shaw is likely to miss India’s tour of New Zealand after suffering a tear in his left shoulder. He will be out of action for three weeks at least, whilst he recovers at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. This is the latest blow for …

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Special measures taken to protect second T20I

Local officials are doing all they can to ensure that India’s second T20I at the Holkar Stadium in Indore against Sri Lanka goes ahead as planned on Tuesday. Their preparations include spraying the outfield with a special chemical and refraining from watering the pitch for three days, to counteract the …

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New Zealander smashes six sixes

Over the weekend, Leo Carter became only the seventh man in history to smash six sixes in an over in top class cricket. The Canterbury batsman managed the feat playing against Northern District in the domestic Super Smash T20 league, with former Kiwi international left-armed spinner Anton Devcich the unfortunate …

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