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Bolstering the list of India cricketers opting to play county cricket in the 2018 season, left-arm spin-bowling allrounder Axar Patel has signed up with Durham for the final six County Championship fixtures. He will make his debut on August 19 against Glamorgan in Cardiff. Axar’s joining of the club comes close on the heels of
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Big picture So that R Ashwin, eh? Over the coming weeks, he’s likely to bowl legspin instead of offspin for Kings XI Punjab, have opening batsmen in the middle order, push the finishers up top, invent ice-cream that tastes sour, build a working time machine, and categorically prove apples are better than oranges. His tongue-in-cheek
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IPL rights holder Star India has allowed India’s free-to-air national television channel, Doordarshan, to broadcast select matches on a delayed feed, at the Indian government’s request. After an informal agreement was reached on Thursday, Doordarshan will telecast the 8pm match on Sundays during the league phase of the IPL, the four knockout matches and the
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India women 208 for 9 (Mandhana 86, Deepti 24, Ecclestone 4 for 37) beat England women 207 (Wilson 45, Beaumont 37, Poonam 4-30, Bisht 3-49) by one wicket Smriti Mandhana flicks the ball in front of square BCCI How would you describe the 2017 Women’s World Cup final? A thriller? If so, the next ODI between
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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has endorsed the idea of having a football-style mid-season transfer window in this IPL. While there has been no official confirmation from the IPL Governing Council, it’s understood that a provision has been made for a short five-day transfer window. Under the rule, only uncapped players who have played no
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Washington Sundar doesn’t feel the need to stress too much on variations so early in his career, but understands the importance of not being too predictable either. Now set to play in his second IPL season, this time with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Washington can tap on the experience he has gained from the previous season,
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Devendra Bundela, the Madhya Pradesh batsman and most capped cricketer in Ranji Trophy history, has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a 22-year first-class career. The 41-year old Bundela’s last match remains MP’s 2017-18 Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash that was won by Delhi. Bundela breached the 10000-run mark in first-class cricket in that match.
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Irfan Pathan, the former India allrounder, has taken up a new role, that of player-cum-mentor of the Jammu & Kashmir side for the 2018-2019 domestic season. The 33-year-old has played for Baroda right through his Ranji Trophy career, but was dropped and removed as captain after two matches of the 2017-18 domestic season, in which
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Steven Smith and David Warner will not be allowed to play in IPL 2018 because of their roles in the pre-meditated plan to tamper with the ball on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa. The decision from the BCCI – announced by IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla – came as news
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Uncapped 23-year-old Tamil Nadu allrounder Dayalan Hemalatha has been called up to the India women squad to face England women in a three-match ODI series at home. Middle-order batsman Devika Vaidya, who last played for India in May last year, was recalled to the squad of 15. Jhulan Goswami, who missed India’s last ODI assignment
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Australia 186 for 5 (Mooney 71, Villani 61, Vastrakar 2-28) beat India 150 for 5 (Rodrigues 50, Patil 38*, Schutt 3-31) by 36 runsScorecard Megan Schutt celebrates the wicket of Tammy Beaumont Getty Images An Australian record T20I partnership for the third wicket between Elyse Villani and Beth Mooney, followed by a hat-trick from Megan Schutt,
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Hasin Jahan, Mohammed Shami‘s wife, is understood to have backtracked on her original allegation about her husband accepting money during a recent stopover in Dubai. That allegation was the basis for the BCCI anti-corruption unit’s (ACU) investigation into the matter while the board withheld Shami’s central contract. On March 13, the BCCI had asked the
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Australia women 156 for 4 (Mooney 45, Villani 39, Goswami 3-30) beat India women 152 for 5 (Mandhana 67, Patil 35, Gardner 2-22, Perry 2-31) by six wickets Beth Mooney scored a 32-ball 45 BCCI A familiar script that had underpinned the one-sided ODI series between the teams in Vadodara played itself out in the T20I
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The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to shift the November 1 ODI between India and West Indies from Kochi to Thiruvananthapuram with the issue gaining a political dimension. The decision was taken after the southern Indian state’s sports minister intervened in the matter and asked the KCA to shift the venue. Last week the
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In its eleventh season, the IPL will finally feature the Decision Review System (DRS). From the 2018 season-opener on April 7, each team will get one review per innings, and the third umpire will have access to both ball-tracking and Ultra Edge. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) became the first T20 tournament to use the
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