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Sri Lanka arrive in India next month for a cramped tour that will have them playing three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is in 37 days, with the first Test likely to begin in Kolkata on November 16, and final match to be played on December 24. 1st Test: November 16-20, Kolkata 2nd Test: November
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India A 360 for 4 (Bawne 116*, Iyer 82, Parthiv 56*) lead New Zealand A 211 (Munro 65, Seifert 44*, Shardul 3-34, Karn 3-49) by 149 runs Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne walk off after their record-breaking partnership Prakash Parsekar Ankit Bawne’s 16th first-class century, an unbeaten 116, helped India A sustain their domination over New
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Big Picture Amid calls for more “context” in international cricket, two of its stronger teams have shown there isn’t too much wrong with an old-fashioned bilateral ODI series. The fourth match in Bengaluru may have been a dead rubber, but both teams still had plenty to play for. India couldn’t quite pull off a record
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The 2017-18 Ranji Trophy is set for a high-profile start, with India regulars R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara and M Vijay expected to play the first round of matches. While Ashwin and Vijay are known to have communicated their availability to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, Jadeja and Pujara have been named in the
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India Red 483 (Shaw 154, Karthik 111, Bhatt 4-154, Wakhare 3-95) and 208 (Indrajith 59, Wakhare 4-66, Bhatt 4-77) beat India Blue 299 (Abhimanyu 127, Unadkat 83, Washington 5-94, Gohil 5-121) and 229 (Bhatt 51, Washington 6-87, Gohil 3-102) by 163 runs At 17 years and 199 days, Washington Sundar had become the IPL’s third-youngest
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50 overs Australia 334 for 5 (Warner 124, Finch 94, Handscomb 43, Umesh 4-71) v India Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details It is tough to imagine an Australian side of the old 3-0 down in a series after the dominant positions they got themselves into in the three preceding games. In failing to capitalise fully
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Parthiv Patel has been called-up to the India A squad ahead of the second unofficial Test against New Zealand A in Vijayawada. He’s been brought in as cover for Rishabh Pant, who has a fever. Pant has been advised rest, but his illness isn’t very serious, according to a BCCI official, and the decision to
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MV Sridhar, BCCI general manager of cricket operations, has resigned from the post after failing to disclose conflict of interest. ESPNcricinfo understands Sridhar did not disclose to the BCCI that he operated a handful of clubs in Hyderabad and was reportedly getting paid by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) during his tenure with the BCCI.
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India Blue 181 for 5 (Easwaran 87*, Gohil 3-65) trail India Red 483 (Shaw 154, Karthik 111, Sundar 88, Bhatt 4-154) by 302 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details At 17 years and 199 days, Washington Sundar had become the IPL’s third-youngest debutant BCCI The Duleep Trophy final continued to elicit strong performances from youngsters, with 21-year-old left-arm
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India Red 317 for 5 (Shaw 154, Karthik 111, Bhatt 3-83) v India BlueScorecard and ball-by-ball details All of 17, Prithvi Shaw added another chapter to his rise: a hundred on Duleep Trophy debut, which led India Red’s dominant batting display on a dry, grippy red-soil pitch in Lucknow. Shaw’s sparkling 154 followed a match-winning
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Hardik Pandya has “turned his career around” by playing situations smartly, according to India A coach Rahul Dravid. It’s a template he hopes players from the current India A set-up emulate. Last year, Dravid was Pandya’s coach on an India A tour of Australia, where the allrounder first showed signs of being able to temper
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Rajinder Gupta has been elected president of the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) at its annual general meeting in Chandigarh on Sunday. While Gupta, an industrialist, succeeded DP Reddy, RP Singla and Ajay Tyagi were elected secretary and treasurer respectively. Two joint-secretaries, three vice-presidents and 14 members to the executive committee were also elected. According to
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India A 71 for 2 (Samarth 38*, Nair 7*, Sodhi 2-11) trail New Zealand A 147 (Seifert 35*, Raval 34, Worker 33, Nadeem 4-39, Karn 4-58) by 76 runs Karn Sharma exults after dismissing Ajinkya Rahane BCCI Players coming off a blustery New Zealand winter found themselves in a cauldron of heat and humidity in Vijayawada.
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Soon after returning from the tour of Sri Lanka, Ajinkya Rahane visited the nets at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai to train, where he ran into Sachin Tendulkar. “Paaji told me, ‘back your game. Opportunities will come sometimes, and they will be missing sometimes. It is not in your hand. You need to work
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Ishant Sharma, the India fast bowler, has replaced Gautam Gambhir as Delhi captain for the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy season. This is the first time Ishant, 29, has been entrusted with the leadership of the side. With an experience of 77 Tests under his belt, a DDCA official felt Ishant was the best man for the
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