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Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Kerala vs Hyderabad – Day 3 – Rain plays spoilsport

[ad_1] The rain and the resultant soft underfoot conditions proved to be frustrating on the third day of the Kerala-Hyderabad Ranji Trophy Elite Pool B match at the St. Xavier’s cricket stadium, Thumba on Saturday.A prompt start had looked unlikely with the city experiencing heavy downpour since Friday evening.The umpires G.S. Anantharamakrishnan and Vineet Kulkarni ruled out play after the first inspection at 11.30 a.m. by when the host Thiruvananthapuram
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Rohit-led India takes on West Indies in T20Is without Dhoni, Kohli

[ad_1] Having dominated a relatively modest Windies in Tests and the one-dayers - India runs in to a perceived giant as the format shrinks to T20 Internationals. The defending T20 World Champion will have a new captain and a refurbished squad to challenge the host, which strives to maintain its sway in the final leg of its tour, staring here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.With Virat Kohli rested ahead
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Windies’ Andre Russell ruled out of T20 series

[ad_1] Windies all-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 series against India due to injury. The 14-man squad was announced by Cricket Windies, ahead of the first Twenty20 scheduled for Sunday.Russell was absent from Windies’ training session on Saturday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, according to reports.Talking about the team, Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors, said, "Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are injured at
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Ravichandran Ashwin: It is very important to stay balanced and play good cricket

[ad_1] After a successful tour to Australia four years ago, Ravichandran Ashwin silenced his critics who questioned his ability outside the subcontinent. It kickstarted a revival that saw him become the fastest to 300 Test wickets.On Saturday, the India off-spinner spoke during Tamil Nadu’s Ranji trophy match against MP in Dindigul about the upcoming Australia tour, his game and more.Excerpts.You have spoken about how your preparations start way earlier before
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1st Test Day 1 Williams, Masakadza score fifties on even opening day

[ad_1] Sean Williams and skipper Hamilton Masakadza slammed a fifty each as Zimbabwe made 236 for 5 on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Sylhet on Saturday.Williams made highest 88 off 179 balls after Masakadza hit 52 off 105 balls to lay the initial foundation for Zimbabwe at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, which was hosting its maiden Test.Bangladesh made some regular breakthroughs, mostly by its
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India starts favourite for T20s, says Windies’ Carlos Brathwaite

[ad_1] India starts favourite in the three-match Twenty20 International series that begins here on Sunday, according to Windies captain Carlos Brathwaite.Brathwaite had this assessment despite his team’s superior recent record against India. Windies hasn’t been defeated in its last four matches — including a World Twenty20 semifinal loss in 2016. In the overall head-to-head record, Windies leads India 5-2.“India at home in any format [is] very formidable. Especially with the
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Ambati Rayudu to retire from longer version of cricket

[ad_1] In a surprise development, India player Ambati Rayudu has decided to retire from the longer version of the game, including Ranji Trophy.In a communication to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) on Saturday, Rayudu informed that he wanted to focus more on limited-overs cricket and the T-20 format."I will continue to play international and domestic matches of the shorter version. And, I take this opportunity to thank the BCCI, HCA,
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Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Railways avoids follow-on against Mumbai on Day 3

[ad_1] Railways discovered its batting potential in the first match of the season when the lower half put on 192 runs to enable the team to avoid a follow-on on the penultimate day of the Ranji Trophy Elite `A’ match against Mumbai at the Karnail Singh Stadium, here, on Saturday.Resuming at a disappointing 115 for six, Railways, riding on some sound batting by Arindam Ghosh, Avinash Yadav, Anureet Singh and
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Ranji Trophy Plate Group round-up: Nagaland completes innings win

[ad_1] Abrar Kazi claimed a five-wicket haul after hammering a double-century to steer Nagaland to victory over Mizoram by an innings and 333 runs in its Ranji Trophy contest at the Nagaland Cricket Stadium in Dimapur.After being bundled out for 106, Mizoram fell for 91 in the second innings. Taruwar Kohli was the only batsman to show some resistance; he remained unbeaten on 48. After piling up 530 for 8