Cricket

Windies tour: Andhra’s K.S. Bharat in the race for Test spot

[ad_1] Ten days have passed with bated anticipation after M.S. Dhoni returned to the Old Trafford dressing room falling a run out-victim to Martin Guptill in the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand. The cricketing fraternity, somewhat disappointed with the way he batted in the World Cup, believed that he would announce his retirement from white-ball cricket after having bid adieu from the traditional Test cricket after the second Test
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Bharat Arun: Criticism of M.S. Dhoni unfair, Virat Kohli bounces ideas off him

[ad_1] Bharat Arun has been a quiet achiever as India’s bowling coach, putting together an aggressive wicket-minded attack that can sting.Despite India’s shock exit in the ICC World Cup semifinal, chiefly caused by a batting collapse in the first 10 overs, Arun, in a conversation with Sportstar, felt there were many positives for Virat Kohli’s men from the competition.On India topping the 10-team group stage: We performed with consistency and
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Zimbabwe sports minister Kirsty Coventry denies interference in cricket

[ad_1] Zimbabwe sports minister Kirsty Coventry on Friday denied that the government had been interfering in the running of the country’s cricket.Coventry, a former Olympic swimming champion, said in a tweet she was "devastated" by the effect on players of a decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket because of alleged political interference.Thursday's ICC action followed the suspension by Zimbabwe’s Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) of
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India’s T20I series doubtful after Zimbabwe suspension

[ad_1] The suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) by the ICC has cast serious doubts on the limited-overs away series against India in January next year but the BCCI will wait till October to consider a back-up plan.The ICC Board unanimously decided that ZC, an ICC Full Member, is in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of its constitution which imposes an obligation on members to provide a process for
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R. Ashwin: Zimbabwe Cricket suspension ‘heartbreaking’

[ad_1] India off-spinner R. Ashwin has termed the suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket “heartbreaking.”The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket — Zimbabwe’s representative cricket board — with immediate effect in violation of the global body’s constitution which doesn’t allow any government intervention.“Extremely heartbreaking news for all Zim cricketers and their fans, reading the tweets of @SRazaB24 just shows the agony of cricketers and how their life’s have been
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M. S. Dhoni mature enough to take a decision on retirement, says Sanjay Jagdale

[ad_1] The national selection panel must find out what M. S. Dhoni thinks about his future, according to former national selector Sanjay Jagdale.Jagdale, a former BCCI secretary, asserted that Dhoni was mature enough to take a call on his retirement. Dhoni’s finishing abilities with the bat have been on the wane, and he would be the centre of discussion when the selection committee meets in Mumbai on Sunday to pick
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Physio Leipus ends 12-year stint with Kolkata Knight Riders

[ad_1] Former India team physiotherapist Andrew Leipus has ended his 12-year-long association with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.The 49-year-old has been a part of the KKR brigade since the inaugural edition of the lucrative T20 league.“After 12 seasons I’m moving on from KKR. Thanks to all the many coaches, players, support staff, management and the owners for an amazing journey & memories created over the years,”
Football

Pulisic ‘really happy’ after making Chelsea debut

[ad_1] Lothar Matthaus believes Bayern Munich need a winger with qualities similar to that of Chelsea and USMNT midfielder Christian Pulisic. Christian Pulisic made his Chelsea debut in a 1-0 friendly loss to Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama, Japan on Friday.  Chelsea were second best against Kawasaki and the raucous home crowd got what they wanted when Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao took advantage of some sloppy Chelsea defending to head the
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Friendly trials done, time for Igor Stimac to prove his worth

[ad_1] Following India's 1-1 draw against Syria in the Intercontinental Cup, a tournament in which the hosts ended bottom, with one point from three games, coach Igor Stimac took a not-so-subtle dig at India's previous management. "I was not brought here to give just few wins and losses and be nowhere. It is easy to play against certain teams below the range [lower ranked opponents] and get the win. I