Month: September 2018

The second ODI between India and West Indies, scheduled for October 24, could be shifted away from Indore. This is the potential outcome of a tussle over complimentary-ticket allocation between the BCCI and the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA). The disagreement concerns the Holkar Stadium’s pavilion block, which according to the MPCA has a capacity
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A balance between bat and ball is generally held to be the defining trait of a good cricket pitch. But sometimes difficult conditions can make for thoroughly absorbing cricket, as was the case when Zimbabwe made a fist of their defence of a paltry 117 in the opening ODI of their series against South Africa.
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Australians 207 for 2 (Finch 54, Shaun Marsh 54*, Mitchell Marsh 53*) trail Pakistan A 278 (Abid Ali 85, Lyon 8-103) by 71 runs Mitchell Marsh celebrates a vital half-century AFP Matt Renshaw suffered a blow to the helmet while fielding at short leg and was subsequently substituted out of Australia’s four-day warm-up fixture against Pakistan
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Toss South Africa chose to bowl v Zimbabwe Dale Steyn made way for David Wiese against Afghanistan Getty Images The wait for Dale Steyn’s return to white-ball cricket continued as he was left out of South Africa’s XI for their first one-day international against Zimbabwe in Kimberley, where stand-in captain JP Duminy won the toss and
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Manoj Prabhakar was a brave, street-smart cricketer, whose spirit of rebellion Indian cricket could have well done without. Those who played with him tell you he carried a deep-rooted resentment for the system ever since Kapil Dev called up Madan Lal from the England leagues to replace the injured Chetan Sharma in the Headingley Test
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Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been rested from India’s team to take on West Indies in the two-match Test series starting October 4. Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal, a prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket, has received his maiden call-up in international cricket. He is one of three openers in the squad, including KL Rahul and Prithvi
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Pakistan A 247 for 6 (Abid 83*, Aslam 51, Lyon 5-87) v Australia Nathan Lyon in his delivery stride AFP Australia’s chances against Pakistan in the upcoming series will rest on their ability to play the turning ball. But as they showed in a riveting series against India last year, their own spin-bowling resources aren’t to
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Leicestershire have signed Mohammad Abbas for a second summer as their overseas player, after the Pakistan seamer enjoyed a prolific debut season in county cricket. Abbas claimed 50 wickets at 17.72 in Division Two of the Championship, including a haul of 10 for 52 in his final game, against Durham. Leicestershire finished a respectable fifth
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