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South African all-rounder Pieter Malan reminisces getting Virat Kohli’s wicket in the 2008 ICC Under-19 World Cup

[ad_1] Pieter Malan never misses an opportunity to remind his friends about the time he got one over the world’s best batsman. Never mind that it happened a decade ago.In the final of the 2008 ICC Under-19 World Cup, held at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), South Africa faced India in a tight encounter. Virat Kohli made his way to 19, before Malan got the India skipper with his medium-pacers.India went on
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Sivaramakrishnan: ‘Kuldeep shouldn’t overexpose his googly’

[ad_1]  Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav repeatedly caught English batsmen off-guard in T20Is and held his own in the ODIs on this tour, so his selection for the Test series did not surprise many. The 23-year-old has a backer in former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who feels the Uttar Pradesh player will succeed in England."He has done well in the Test matches against Australia and Sri Lanka and has been a regular
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Listless India A down in the dumps against South Africa A

[ad_1] South Africa A feasted on Board President’s inexperienced bowling attack to amass 389 for two on the first day of its two-day warm-up match here on Monday.Opting to bat, the visitor rode centuries by Sarel Erwee (117 retired hurt) and Zubayr Hamza (104 batting), to pile up a formidable score against what can be called a fourth-string bowling attack.At stumps at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Rassie van der Dussen (35)
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Sandeep Patil: ‘You should have good technique, footwork thing is over-blown’

[ad_1] Static footwork did not shackle Sandeep Patil. He did not believe footwork was the key to good batting. “This footwork thing is over-blown. You should have good technique, keen eye and most important the confidence. That is what helped me when I played i England. True I played just two Tests there but I did have lot of seasons in minor county and did not fail, “ said Patil,
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Ajinkya Rahane: ‘I enjoy playing abroad’

[ad_1] Ajinkya Rahane is a bit of an oddity in Indian cricket, averaging more than 50 overseas and just over 30 at home.The India vice-captain has scored centuries in tough conditions in Wellington and Melbourne and when India was here in 2014, his century in the first innings at Lord's came when no other batsman in the top seven even crossed 30."Personally I enjoy those challenges, playing abroad," he said
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Cook: ‘In one sense, I feel a little sorry for Rashid’

[ad_1] Former England captain Alastair Cook had to field a volley of questions regarding Adil Rashid, whose selection in the squad for the first Test has stirred a hornet's nest. The Yorkshire leg-spinner declared earlier this year that he would play only limited-overs cricket, and made himself unavailable for first-class action. His subsequent call-up for national duty has not gone down well with his county side.“In one sense, I feel
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5 great Indian Test performances in England

[ad_1] India recorded its first Test victory on English soil in 1971, giving it a 1-0 win in a series of three Tests. The victory at the Oval was one of the great Indian Test wins, achieved coming from behind in the Test match. The Ajit Wadekar-led team conceded a 71-run, first-innings lead in the final Test of the series. But, thanks to its spin trio of B. S. Chandrasekhar
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Kohli and Co. out to banish the ghosts of the past

[ad_1] Virat Kohli and his men will walk into Edgbaston on Wednesday knowing they have the opportunity — and the challenge — of a lifetime. Over the next six weeks, they will pursue that rare commodity in Indian cricket: a Test series win away from home against top opposition. The record in this area is bleak: in matches in Australia, New Zealand, England, and South Africa, India has a win-loss ratio of
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Lamb recalls Sachin ton in Manchester

[ad_1]  “Virat's [Kohli] attitude is very different. He's right on your face, it's a bit like Viv Richards. He's an aggressive player and that's his strength. If you take that away from him, you won't get the best out of Kohli,” Allan Lamb told Sportstar on Monday.Interestingly, 28 years ago, Lamb had witnessed the rise of another Indian champion — Sachin Tendulkar.The Englishman had dropped him at slips in Manchester
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5 standout Indian bowling performances in England

[ad_1] Kohli and Co. out to banish the ghosts of the past India's overseas Test record isn't any boastful. In Australia, New Zealand, England, and South Africa, India has a win-loss ratio of 0.25, which is four Tests lost for every Test won. On English soil only, that ratio falls to 0.2. Why Buttler can't stop gushing about IPL Rajasthan Royals' spin-bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule says the England wicketkeeper-batsman is