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James Anderson replaces Stokes as England vice-captain

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LONDON: James Anderson has been named as England’s Test vice-captain. He will act as Joe Root’s deputy in Australia for as long as Ben Stokes remains unavailable. Anderson, 35, is the leader of the bowling attack and, although he does not have much experience of captaincy, one of the squad’s ...

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Pakistan at top spot in ICC T20I rankings

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DUBAI: Pakistan took the top spot with 124 points in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 International Team rankings released here on Wednesday. With the recent series loss to India, New Zealand, who were at the top, have slipped from 125 to 120 points, with Pakistan taking the top spot. ...

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Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis has a confidence problem

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LONDON: Kusal Mendis was dropped from the Sri Lanka Test squad for their tour of India to protect him from a loss of confidence. That’s according to Graeme Labrooy, the side’s chief selector. The batsmen endured a sorry series against Pakistan scoring 10, 18, one and 29. And even though ...

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India claim first T20 series win over New Zealand

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli’s India beat New Zealand in a tense eight over a side clash to take a first T20 series against the Kiwis and strengthen their claim to be the world’s best team. Rain reduced the third match of the series in Thiruvananthapuram to a 48 ball lottery and ...

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Starc makes history with two hat-tricks in first-class game

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SYDNEY: Australia’s Strike bowler Mitchell Starc became the first man to take two hat-tricks in the same first-class game in Australia on Tuesday as he hit ominous form ahead of the Ashes Test series against England . The left-arm pacer became only the eighth player in first-class cricket history – ...

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Anderson keen to make most of pink-ball chance

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PERTH: England paceman James Anderson is eager for his team to make the most of their day-night tour match in Adelaide beginning on Wednesday. Anderson took four wickets in England’s opening tour game, a two-day clash against a Western Australia XI in Perth. The 35-year-old described that as an opportunity ...

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Virat Kohli calls Shoaib Akhtar a terrifying bowler

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  MUMBAI: Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has called Shoaib Akhtar a terrifying bowler for batsmen to face. During an interview with Breakfast with Champions, Kohli said after Akhtar the next bowler he was terrified of facing was Pakistan’s 7-foot left-arm paceman Mohammad Irfan. Kohli also spoke about his relationship with Indian ...

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Australia batsmen hold key to potential Ashes whitewash: McGrath

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SYDNEY: Legendary Australian paceman Glenn McGrath is fond of predicting Ashes whitewashes for his compatriots over England – but this time round he is not so sure. The 47-year-old, who brought the curtain down on his stellar Test career 10 years ago with a 5-0 cleansweep of England, told Saturday’s Daily ...

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BCCI’s anti-corruption unit denies Sreesanth’s discrimination claims

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NEW DELHI: Indian cricket board’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit has rejected S Sreesanth’s allegations that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has separate rules for him and he is being singled out in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case. “I don’t think there is any discrimination. ...

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