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Praveen Kumar retires from all cricket

[ad_1] Praveen Kumar, aged 32, announced retirement from all cricket via Twitter earlier today, thanking the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association for helping him live his dream. its been a great jounery.Its been a great life.With a heavy heart I want to say gud bye to my 1st love #CricketMeriJaan But the test cap no 268 nd ODI 170 will be
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Khawaja surgery fear as brittle Australia take stock

[ad_1] Usman Khawaja is facing surgery on his knee, dealing rattled Australia a heavy blow as it faces the prospect of missing its three top batsmen for the first Test against India in December.The opener, who hit a fighting hundred to help Australia scramble to a draw in the first Test against Pakistan, didn't bat in the second innings of the second Test in Abu Dhabi.In his absence, Australia was
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Mohammad Asif happy to see Abbas succeed

[ad_1] The last time a bowler from Pakistan scalped a ten-for in Test cricket was 12 years ago, when Mohammad Asif toyed with Sri Lanka batsmen in Kandy.And on Friday, history was repeated as another speedster and Asif’s old team-mate, Mohammad Abbas, grabbed a ten-for against Australia in Abu Dhabi.As the cricketing world is busy discussing the future of Abbas in the longer format of the game, Asif is happy
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Australia-Pakistan chat not ‘especially polite’, says Sarfraz

[ad_1] Sarfraz Ahmed did not see much evidence of a culture change in the Australia team during Pakistan's Test series victory in the United Arab Emirates.Captain Tim Paine said he and coach Justin Langer wanted to encourage players to become "better people" as well as improved cricketers after replacing the suspended Steve Smith at the helm following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.Paine stated that there would still be some chat in
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Women’s cricket: Australia A beats India A, completes 3-0 rout

[ad_1] Australia A completed a 3-0 rout of India A with a five-wicket win in the third and final one-dayer at the Bandra-Kurla Complex here on Friday.Australia A rode on opener Georgia Redmayne’s 123-ball 98 to reach its target of 255 in the 45th over. The left-handed batswoman missed a century, but she had made sure her side was nearly home by the time she departed, in the 42nd over.Read:
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Khaleel Ahmed: IND v WI series a good preparation for the World Cup

[ad_1] Having set his sights on gaining a spot in India’s 2019 World Cup squad, left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed hopes to perform well in the upcoming One-Day International series against West Indies.The 20-year-old, who made his debut during India’s successful Asia Cup campaign in Dubai, has carved his niche as a bowler who can swing the ball at a lively pace. He impressed India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma.Hoping to build
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Ten-for Abbas helps Pakistan win series

[ad_1]  Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas took his maiden ten-wicket haul in a match to fire Pakistan to a 373-run win over Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.Abbas followed his 5-33 in the first innings with figures of 5-62 to wreck Australia for 164 after they were set a big 538-run target.The win gave Pakistan a 1-0 win in the two-match series after Australia fought back to
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I see a new No. 1 Test bowler – Steyn on Abbas

[ad_1] Fifty-nine wickets in 10 Tests. Two fifers in a Test match. Mohammad Abbas has clearly raised the bar of pace bowling in red-ball cricket.The Pakistan speedster — who became the first bowler in international cricket to claim 15 wickets in a Test series in the UAE — earned praises from Proteas pace great Dale Steyn for his exploits against Australia in the ongoing series.Abbas ran through the Australian batting
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I see a new No 1 Test bowler – Steyn on Abbas

[ad_1] Fifty-nine wickets in 10 Tests. Two fifers in a Test match. Mohammad Abbas has clearly raised the bar of pace bowling in red-ball cricket.The Pakistan speedster — who became the first bowler in international cricket to claim 15 wickets in a Test series in the UAE — earned praises from Proteas pace great Dale Steyn for his exploits against Australia in the ongoing series.Abbas ran through the Australian batting
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Brian Lara checks into Tendulkar residence

[ad_1] Sachin Tendulkar had a surprise visitor on Friday morning as his old friend and former West Indies captain, Brian Lara, came calling.Lara, who is in India on personal assignments, caught up with Tendulkar for a while at his residence in Mumbai and the Indian icon made it a point to take to Twitter to reveal about their meeting. "Great way to welcome the weekend ... surprise visit from a