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England paceman Broad sets sights on 2019 Ashes

England paceman Broad sets sights on 2019 Ashes

21 Aug 2017 | 4:31 PM

Undated, Aug 21 (Reuters) England's Stuart Broad wants to play in the home Ashes series against Australia in 2019, the paceman has said after passing Ian Botham to take second place on the country's all-time list of test wicket-takers.

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Sri Lanka coach Pothas seeks free hand to lead revival

Sri Lanka coach Pothas seeks free hand to lead revival

21 Aug 2017 | 10:45 AM

Undated, Aug 21 (Reuters) Sri Lanka cricket coach Nic Pothas says "too many cooks" are spoiling his efforts to revive the national team and has called for greater autonomy in the wake of yet another confidence-sapping loss against India.

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Dhawan leads India to thumping win over Sri Lanka

Dhawan leads India to thumping win over Sri Lanka

20 Aug 2017 | 9:27 PM

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, Aug 20 (Reuters) India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 off 90 deliveries to help his side thrash hosts Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first of five one-day internationals today.

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Bangladesh series step towards Asian conquest, says Smith

Bangladesh series step towards Asian conquest, says Smith

20 Aug 2017 | 2:52 PM

DHAKA, Aug 20 (Reuters) Australia have an opportunity to improve their record in Asia when they meet Bangladesh in a two-test series starting next Sunday, captain Steve Smith has said but refused to state outright if his side were favourites to win.

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Fire HCA selection panel: Azhar

Fire HCA selection panel: Azhar

19 Aug 2017 | 8:27 PM

Hyderabad, Aug 19 (UNI) Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin today demanded that the entire selection panel that has been constituted by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) be sacked immediately.

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Australia captain Smith backs Khawaja for recall

Australia captain Smith backs Khawaja for recall

18 Aug 2017 | 1:04 PM

MELBOURNE, Aug 18 (Reuters) Australia captain Steve Smith has backed discarded batsman Usman Khawaja for a recall and a "big" home summer against England after he was overlooked for the test series in India.

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Australia spearhead Starc to miss India white-ball tour

18 Aug 2017 | 1:03 PM

MELBOURNE, Aug 18 (Reuters) Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will miss the limited-overs tour of India starting next month as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.

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Cricket-Sublime Root, Cook tons put England in command v Windies

Cricket-Sublime Root, Cook tons put England in command v Windies

18 Aug 2017 | 12:57 PM

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) England's Joe Root and Alastair Cook crafted superb centuries to lead the hosts to a commanding 348 for three on the opening day of their first day-night test against West Indies.

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England win toss and bat in their first day-night test

England win toss and bat in their first day-night test

17 Aug 2017 | 9:53 PM

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) English cricket took a plunge into the future - and also into the unknown - today as it launched into its first day-night test match against the West Indies at Edgbaston.

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Dhoni to train young cricketers in Dubai

Dhoni to train young cricketers in Dubai

17 Aug 2017 | 4:33 PM

New Delhi, Aug 17 (UNI) World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni will soon be seen nurturing young talents in UAE as the cricketer has opened his first cricket academy in Dubai.

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ICC U-19 World Cup: India to face Australia in campaign opener

ICC U-19 World Cup: India to face Australia in campaign opener

17 Aug 2017 | 3:54 PM

Dubai, Aug 17 (UNI) The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the fixtures of the upcoming under-19 World Cup, scheduled to be held in New Zealand next year from January 13.

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Stoneman selected as Cook's latest partner for England

Stoneman selected as Cook's latest partner for England

16 Aug 2017 | 6:56 PM

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) Opening batsman Mark Stoneman has been selected to make his debut for England in their first day-night test match against the West Indies, starting at Edgbaston tomorrow.

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ICC Test Rankings: Rahul, Dhawan advance, Jadeja slips

ICC Test Rankings: Rahul, Dhawan advance, Jadeja slips

15 Aug 2017 | 3:56 PM

Dubai, Aug 15 (UNI) With a 3-0 series win against Sri Lanka, the Indian cricketers including openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul have moved ahead in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings released.

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India whitewash worst loss for Sri Lanka captain Chandimal

India whitewash worst loss for Sri Lanka captain Chandimal

15 Aug 2017 | 12:35 PM

Undated, Aug 15 (Reuters) The 3-0 whitewash to India at home was the worst series loss Dinesh Chandimal has ever experienced, Sri Lanka's new test captain has said while apologising to the fans for the team's performance.

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Ruthless India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka

Ruthless India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka

14 Aug 2017 | 3:39 PM

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 14 (Reuters) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami combined to help India crush Sri Lanka inside three days by an innings and 171 runs in the third and final test to complete a 3-0 series sweep today.

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India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka

India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka

14 Aug 2017 | 3:09 PM

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 14 (Reuters) India defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days in the third and final test to complete a 3-0 whitewash today.

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India close in on series sweep after Shami strikes

India close in on series sweep after Shami strikes

14 Aug 2017 | 1:04 PM

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 14 (Reuters) Paceman Mohammed Shami struck twice as India closed in on a massive win on day three of the third and final test against Sri Lanka today.

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Pandya's maiden hundred pushes India towards 500

Pandya's maiden hundred pushes India towards 500

13 Aug 2017 | 1:20 PM

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 13 (REUTERS) All-rounder Hardik Pandya smashed his maiden test hundred off just 86 deliveries as India closed on a 500-run first innings total in the third and final match against Sri Lanka today.

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Dhawan hits hundred before Sri Lanka strike back

Dhawan hits hundred before Sri Lanka strike back

12 Aug 2017 | 7:52 PM

* Opener Dhawan hits sixth test hundred * Adds 188 with Rahul in opening stand * India 329-6 at close PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 12 (Reuters) India's Shikhar Dhawan smashed his sixth hundred and added 188 in an opening partnership with KL Rahul before Sri Lanka's spinners fought back to halt the touring side's progress in the third and final test today.

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Dhawan hits ton before Sri Lanka strike back

Dhawan hits ton before Sri Lanka strike back

12 Aug 2017 | 3:49 PM

* Opener Dhawan hits sixth test hundred * Adds 188 with Rahul in opening stand * India 235-3 at tea PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 12 (Reuters) India's Shikhar Dhawan smashed his sixth hundred and added 188 in an opening partnership with KL Rahul before Sri Lanka's spinners fought back to halt the touring side's progress in the third and final test today.

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Rahul, Dhawan hit brisk fifties to punish Sri Lanka

Rahul, Dhawan hit brisk fifties to punish Sri Lanka

12 Aug 2017 | 12:54 PM

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 12 (Reuters) India openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan punished Sri Lanka's bowling attack with brisk half centuries today, laying the foundation for a big first innings total in the third and final test.

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India win toss, bat in Pallekele series finale

India win toss, bat in Pallekele series finale

12 Aug 2017 | 11:59 AM

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 12 (Reuters) India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final test against Sri Lanka today as the tourists bid to complete a series whitewash over the hosts.

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Root salutes versatile Crane

Root salutes versatile Crane

11 Aug 2017 | 4:38 PM

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) England captain Joe Root said new leg spinner Mason Crane was typical of the modern cricketer who feels at ease in switching between the many formats of the game.

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Stokes backs axed Jennings to return to form

Stokes backs axed Jennings to return to form

11 Aug 2017 | 11:25 AM

Undated, Aug 11 (Reuters) Ben Stokes has backed Keaton Jennings to return to form after the opening batsman was dropped from England's squad to face West Indies in next week's day-night test at Edgbaston.

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180 million people watched Women's Cricket World Cup, says ICC

180 million people watched Women's Cricket World Cup, says ICC

10 Aug 2017 | 6:29 PM

Dubai, Aug 10 (UNI) The recently concluded Women's Cricket World Cup witnessed a 300 per cent rise in viewing hours compared to the previous 2013's edition, the ICC said today.

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BCCI to award Rs 15 lakh to men, women team selectors

BCCI to award Rs 15 lakh to men, women team selectors

10 Aug 2017 | 3:24 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced to award Rs 15 lakh to each members of the men’s and women’s team selection committee.

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New Pakistan boss targets return of international action

New Pakistan boss targets return of international action

10 Aug 2017 | 3:20 PM

Undated, Aug 10 (Reuters) The Pakistan Cricket Board's new boss wants to welcome international tours back to the country but has urged for patience because of the prevailing security situation.

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If captain has faith in you, half your work is done believes Kuldeep Yadav

If captain has faith in you, half your work is done believes Kuldeep Yadav

09 Aug 2017 | 8:13 PM

Pallekele , Aug 9 (UNI) Indian youngster Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav feels that if the captain believes in you then half your work is done.

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Najam Sethi unanimously elected chairman of PCB

Najam Sethi unanimously elected chairman of PCB

09 Aug 2017 | 5:18 PM

Lahore, Aug 8 (UNI) A 10-member Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) board of governors today elected Najam Sethi as chairman of the board for a three-year term here today.

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India draft in Patel as Jadeja's replacement for Pallekele

India draft in Patel as Jadeja's replacement for Pallekele

09 Aug 2017 | 10:51 AM

COLOMBO, Aug 9 (Reuters) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel will replace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the Indian team for the third and final test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele, the Indian cricket board said today.

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