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India vs Australia 2018-19: Phil Hughes’ memory kept alive in Australian dressing room

[ad_1] The late Phil Hughes’ memory lives on in the Australian dressing room. A gold blazer bearing his Test cap number — 408 — is the top prize for the player voted Man of the Match by team-mates, spinner Nathan Lyon has revealed.Hughes, a top-order batsman, died in 2014 after being hit by a bouncer during a domestic match. To honour his memory, the Australian team started this new tradition.Read
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IPL Auction 2019: Varun Chakravarthy aka C.V. Varun, Tamil Nadu’s mystery spinner, IPL’s big buy at Rs 8.4 crore

[ad_1] Varun Chakravarthy aka C.V. Varun, a 'mystery spinner' and all-rounder from Tamil Nadu, bagged Rs. 8.4 crore in the IPL auction on Tuesday. Kings XI Punjab snapped up the uncapped player, who is a qualified architect. READ: Mystery spinner Varun makes heads turn"I am very happy and excited. I was nervous before the auction and did not expect to get picked beyond my base price." Varun was in his
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IPL Auction 2019: Varun Chakravarthy aka C.V. Varun, Tamil Nadu’s mystery spinner, and Mumbai’s Shivam Dube IPL’s surprise big buys

[ad_1] Varun Chakravarthy aka C.V. Varun, a 'mystery spinner' and all-rounder from Tamil Nadu, bagged Rs. 8.4 crore in the IPL auction on Tuesday. Kings XI Punjab snapped up the uncapped player, who is a qualified architect.READ: Mystery spinner Varun makes heads turn"I am very happy and excited. I was nervous before the auction and did not expect to get picked beyond my base price." Varun was in his native
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IPL auction 2018-19: West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite & Co. in demand, Jaydev Unadkat costliest

[ad_1] Franchises in the Indian Premier League auction have taken a liking to the big-hitting West Indians.Carlos Brathwaite, the Windies Twenty20 captain, has been snaffled by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 5 crore. Team-mate Shimron Hetmyer, a flamboyant batsman, has been taken by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, for Rs. 4.5 crore. Wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 4.2 crore.LIVE UPDATESFor foreign players from other regions,
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South Africa vs Pakistan, 2018-19: Pakistan’s chance to test its batting in tour opener

[ad_1] Pakistan’s batsmen will seek form when they open their tour of South Africa with a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Wednesday. It is the only game for the tourist before the first of three Tests starts in Centurion on December 26.Pakistan twice suffered fourth-innings batting collapses in losing a recent Test series against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates.
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India vs Australia 2018: Australia’s batting group better than India’s, says Ricky Ponting

[ad_1] Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting reckons India’s batting woes has outweighed their opponents after the visitor slumped to a massive 146 run defeat in the second Test. “I compared the two teams at the start of the series and I didn’t think India could win here just because of the frailties of their batting and I think that’s been highlighted this week,” Ponting told cricket.com.au.The injury of Prithvi Shaw,
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India vs Australia 2018-19: Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja point fingers at each other

[ad_1] An animated conversation, spiced with finger-pointing, between Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, has been captured on camera and is doing the rounds. The Indian players were locked in an argument during the penultimate day of the second Test while Nathan Lyon, struck on the helmet by Mohammed Shami, sought medical assistance.REPORT | Australia decimates India, levels seriesThe host broadcaster has aired the video and the local papers, sniffing for
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India vs Australia Test series: Tim Paine talks on the win, run-in with Virat Kohli, on Nathan Lyon

[ad_1] Tim Paine looked extremely pleased. There was pride, relief, joy and a sense of peace coursing through him as he spoke to the media after Australia drew level at 1-1 in the current Test series against India.The host skipper lauded his men and also downplayed his run-in with his counterpart Virat Kohli.ExcerptsTHE KOHLI CLASHIt got pretty close. But it is what it is. It was a highly competitive Test
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India tour of Australia 2018-19: Australia names unchanged squad for final two India Tests

[ad_1] Australian selectors kept faith with the current 13-player squad for the remaining two Tests against India, after the team levelled the series 1-1 in Perth on Tuesday.India won the opening match in Adelaide, the team's first win in Australia for a decade.The host came back in Perth to secure its first Test victory since the ball-tampering scandal, levelling the series as the teams head to Melbourne for the Boxing