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Kumble full of praise for Team India’s performance throughout the home season, speaks about 3 young pacers

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Team India coach Anil Kumble has been full of praise for a belligerent and relentless Indian team that have remained unbeaten for 17 Tests under Virat Kohli, having helped themselves to the No.1 test rankings in the process. Kumble was pleased to see the squad “grow” and hailed the players’ self-sufficiency and independence. “It’s nice to see this squad grow ...

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ICC set to revamp Tests ,One Days and T20I’s

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The highly anticipated two-day meeting between top ICC (International Cricket Council) officials in Dubai came to an end on Friday. The Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) have now come up with extensive plans to completely revamp the core fabric of all three formats of the game. Be it Tests, ODIs or T20Is – the proposed set of plans are set to ...

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Dravid politely turns down honorary doctorate

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Former India captain and India A and Under 19 coach Rahul Dravid has turned down the honorary doctorate degree that the Bangalore University wanted to confer him with, saying that he would like to earn the degree by accomplishing research in the field of sports. The Bangalore University had decided to honour the 43-year-old Dravid during its 52nd Annual Convocation ...

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Root lavishes praise on Kohli

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Joe Root has lavished praise on Virat Kohli’s extraordinary batting ability in run-chases. The 26-year old expressed his desire to have an intrinsic conversation with the Indian captain on the art of building a white-ball innings.“He’s (Kohli) one of the best at run chases in the game, in fact, he probably is the best at it. His record says he’s ...

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4 spinners in Australia squad for India tour,Maxwell returns

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Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh were recalled to the side while Mitchell Swepson, the uncapped legspinner, earned a maiden call-up as Australia on Sunday (January 15) named a 16-man squad for their four-Test series against India in February-March. Swepson, 23, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe and Ashton Agar, also earning a recall, are Australia’s four spinners, while Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood ...

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Parthiv Patel leads from the front as Gujarat are Ranji Trophy Champions

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Gujarat won their first ever Ranji Trophy title beating favourites Mumbai by 5 wickets in the finals. Parthiv Patel (143) and Manprit Juneja (54) helped Gujarat chase down the highest successful chase in the final at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Saturday (January 14). The last time Gujarat played the final, in 1950-51, they lost to Holkar in Indore. Gujarat ...

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