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South Africa’s World Cup plans take shape

[ad_1] South Africa's time for experimentation ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup is coming to an end, according to coach Ottis Gibson.Speaking after rain washed out his team's final Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe in Benoni on Sunday, Gibson said a short limited overs tour of Australia, starting later this month, would be a crucial part of the build-up to next year's World Cup in England.“We want to go there
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Vijay Hazare: Hyderabad’s Siraj spells doom for Andhra

[ad_1] A middle-order collapse triggered by Mohammed Siraj’s second spell (5-0-19-2) spelt doom for Andhra as it fell to 14-run defeat against Hyderabad in a Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinal match at the Just Cricket Ground near here on Monday. In Wednesday’s first semifinal, Hyderabad will take on Mumbai. While skipper Hanuma Vihari (95, 99b, 8x4, 4x6) was at the crease, the 282-run target seemed way less daunting. Along with Ricky
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Pakistan vs Australia 2018: Australia targets first Asia series win since 2011

[ad_1] Australian skipper Tim Paine vowed his team would do its utmost to win the second Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday for a first series win in Asia since 2011.The trying conditions of the pitches and hot weather have stopped Australia from winning a series since it beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in 2011.Since then it has lost 4-0 in India (2013), 2-0 in United Arab Emirates
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Tahila stars as Australia drubs India

[ad_1] Tahlia McGrath’s gritty 58 helped Australia ‘A’ defeat India ‘A’ by 91 runs in the first match of the three-match ODI series, at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai on Monday.Winning the toss and opting to bat, Australia ‘A’ lost opener, Chloe Piparo early, but with McGrath and Heather Graham (48) steadying the ship, the Australian side bounced back. Riding on this partnership, it amassed 271-8. After McGrath’s exit, Naomi
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Jayasuriya charged under ICC anti-corruption code

[ad_1] Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged with two counts of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code and has been given two weeks starting October 15 to respond.Jayasuriya, also the former chair of selectors at Sri Lanka Cricket, has been charged with the following offences, said an ICC release.Article 2.4.6 – Failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by
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ICC rankings: Kohli maintains top spot; Shaw, Pant make big gains

[ad_1] India captain Virat Kohli remains the number one Test batsmen while Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant have made big gains in the latest ICC rankings following the home series against the West Indies.Shaw, who led India to victory in the U19 World Cup this year, completed a memorable debut series as he finished the Hyderabad Test in 60th place, a gain of 13 slots after knocks of 70 and
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Third opener, second stumper – grey areas for Oz tour

[ad_1]  The Indian team management and the national selection committee will have to address few core issues when they decide on the Test squad for Australia, the primary concerns being a third opener and a second wicketkeeper for five-day games.The net gains from the lopsided Test series against Windies that concluded on Sunday, were youngsters Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant cementing their places. But with the team management’s backing of
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Jason Holder: ‘Our top order has really let us down’

[ad_1] Jason Holder, on Sunday, became the first Windies pacer since Courtney Walsh (in 2000) to take four five-wicket hauls in a calendar year. In a hostile spell of new-ball bowling on the third morning, Holder triggered a batting collapse which saw India lose its last six wickets for just 59 runs. In the second innings, defending a rather paltry total, Holder bent his back to extract extra bounce from a
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In pictures: India vs West Indies 2nd Test

[ad_1] Kohli: 'Not many people realise but Umesh is a very talented bowler' Umesh Yadav’s maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket was instrumental in helping India win the second and final Test against Windies with two days to spare. And he came in for special praise from skipper Virat Kohli for his feat. Jason Holder: 'Our top order has really let us down' West Indies was reduced to 49/5, 97/4,
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Kulwant Khejroliya: Happy to perform when the team needed it

[ad_1] Haryana seemed in a position of strength in its Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinal clash against Delhi here on Sunday when Kulwant Khejroliya was thrown the ball. Chaitanya Bishnoi and Pramod Chandila had added 140 runs for the fourth wicket when Gautam Gambhir brought on the left-arm pacer. Bishnoi was caught off a top-edge in the covers for 85 before Chandila was bowled through the gate next ball. Khejroliya then