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Pujara gets some form back, scores 82 in Yorkshire’s 328/4

[ad_1] Cheteshwar Pujara, at last, shrugged off his poor form with a fine 82, while Tom Kohler-Cadmore scored a brilliant century to guide Yorkshire to a mammoth 328 for four against Durham in a Royal London One-Day Cup match, here, on Friday.Pujara, who did not enjoy best of form during first-class games, finally came to the party with a 92-ball 82, which included five boundaries to silence his critics.READ: County
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Jacques Kallis: ‘KKR has to play good cricket to beat Sunrisers’

[ad_1] Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) takes on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a must-win IPL tie at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, here, on Saturday. A win in this tie would see KKR through to the playoffs.Meanwhile, KKK chief coach Jacques Kallis warned that KKR would need to play good cricket to be SRH, rather than expecting any favours from the side, which has already qualified for the playoffs.“We don’t expect
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Warne accuses present Australian team of too much whingeing

[ad_1] Spin legend Shane Warne has urged the current Australian cricket team to stop “whingeing” and get on with the game. Warne, who was part of the commentary team in South Africa when the ball-tampering scandal happened, said that he sensed a problem in the Australia camp when it started complaining about the opposition after things didn’t go its way.“I’m not sure there were team culture problems, but I have
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Rajput starts planning for Zimbabwe coaching stint

[ad_1] Lalchand Rajput’s appointment as interim coach of Zimbabwe comes at a time when the team’s contracted players are in a contractual dispute with the nation’s cricket governing body.But keeping off-the-field turmoil aside, the 56-year-old Rajput hopes to make his presence felt in the short stint. Though he is yet to sign on the dotted line, the Mumbai-based coach has already started planning for the tri-nation series scheduled to take
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Vinod Rai: ‘No Day/Night Tests till our players are ready’

[ad_1] The Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Thursday firmly backed the Indian cricket team’s decision of not playing Day/Night pink ball Test against Australia during the upcoming tour Down Under at the end of 2018.“What’s wrong with us wanting to win all the matches? Any team that steps out on a pitch wants to win. 30 years back they said that India plays Test matches only to
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Sri Lanka’s Mathews, Lakmal cleared for WI tour

[ad_1] Sri Lanka's former skipper Angelo Mathews and medium pacer Suranga Lakmal have been declared fit for the three-match Test series against the West Indies beginning June 06, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Thursday.'Clearance to go ahead'The 30-year-old all-rounder and Lakmal were doubtful after a spate of injuries. They were, however, included in a 17-man squad for the tournament which begins on May 30 with a three-day warm-up match.
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BCCI, ICC officials discuss cricket’s challenges

[ad_1] Officials from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met here on Thursday to discuss various issues confronting the game globally.The ICC Board had recently set up a working group to develop a global strategy for cricket with BCCI represented on this group by chief executive Rahul Johri. The ICC had raised concerns at a rebel global body being proposed, the
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Shahid Afridi to miss charity match featuring World XI

[ad_1] Shahid Afridi will miss the charity match featuring the World XI and the West Indies on May 31 as the former Pakistan captain is yet to recover fully from a knee injury.The 38-year-old, who was expected to make a comeback to international cricket in the T20 charity game, claimed that he will be needing another three-four weeks to recover completely. Went to see my doctor in Dubai, the knee
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Sunil Narine, KKR’s all-rounder of value

[ad_1] Known for befuddling batsmen with his mysterious spin bowling, Sunil Narine has established himself as a proficient T20 batsman as well in the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).The Trinidadian, who played crucial roles in Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) title wins in 2012 and 2014, rose to the occasion when captain Gautam Gambhir promoted him in the batting order and made the most of his pinch-hitting skills