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5 worrying factors for Team India ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Defending champions India in a couple of week’s time will begin its title defence in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and it remains to be seen whether they succeed in pre-mediated motto of...

Pakistan need to find best XI early

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Pakistan have an impressive World Cup record with one title, one runners-up finish and four semi-final appearances over the last ten editions of the tournament. However, the 1992 champions arrive at...

West Indies in need of redemption song

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West Indies come to the World Cup looking to redeem a reputation tarnished by the events of 2014. The aborted tour of India due to a contracts dispute between the squad led by Dwayne Bravo, the West...

Not Dilshan, someone from outside team wanted removal as Lanka coach, says Geoff Marsh

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Sri Lanka’s former Australian coach Geoff Marsh believes that someone from outside the team had a hand in his sacking. Marsh, as a national coach for Sri Lankan team, was sacked from his job...

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova

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Serena Williams came through a rain delay and a coughing fit to show that, at 33, she still reigns supreme in women’s tennis. The world No 1 claimed her second Grand Slam in succession and her...

Asian Cup final: Australia beat South Korea after extra time

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A James Troisi goal in extra time gave Australia a 2-1 victory over South Korea and their first Asian Cup success after a thrilling final in Sydney. A sharp turn and 25-yard shot from...

Australian Open: Sharapova, Williams, Murray into final

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Serena Williams has five titles from five finals at Melbourne Park, and earned a chance at another one when she advanced to a championship match against Maria Sharapova, who has one Australian title...

India to host Twenty20 in 2016, says ICC

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India is all set to host the next Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be held from March 11 to April 3 in 2016, after the ICC Board, which held its first meeting of 2015 at the ICC Headquarters,...

Sean Abbott named Australia’s young cricketer of the year

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Sean Abbott has been named Australia’s young cricketer of the year, two months after bowling the delivery which led to the death of Phillip Hughes. A ball from the 22-year-old struck Australia...

Michael Clarke on a collision course with Cricket Australia as his teammates move on

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In the lead-up to the Sydney Test, the Australian team enjoyed a barbecue at the luxury South Coogee home of opening batsman Dave Warner. The six-bedroom, five-bathroom, three-level mansion...

Kevin Pietersen calls for franchises in English T20 cricket

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Former England batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Michael Carberry insist English Twenty 20 should adopt the franchise system used in India and Australia. Both played in this year’s Australian Big...

NZ take series with 120-run win

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A 117-run third-wicket stand between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor was the centrepiece of New Zealand’s imposing 315 for 8, which founded a 120-run victory against an ailing Sri Lanka....

Inzamam Ul Haq:rom Heros to Villains

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We misread the wicket at Lord’s and our ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 final against Australia was over before lunch was served. Despite losing the lopsided finale, I still believe this was the...

Battered Big Bash Seagull Makes Gutsiest Comeback in Cricket History

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The annals of sporting history are dotted with instances of special individuals overcoming tremendous adversities, defying all odds, and snatching glory when it loomed as the least likely outcome....

England’s Jimmy Anderson defends sledging as part of the spectacle

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  Anderson  has defended the use of sledging in cricket, claiming it is a legitimate tactic that is good for the game. The England bowler was speaking in the wake of the latest incident involving...

Kohli at No. 4 – defensive or practical?

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Virat Kohli was India’s best batsman in the Tests. He was setting the tone. He was taking Australia on. He was the face of the Indian team on this tour. He has also been an extremely...

‘Rules make it hard to play part-time bowler’ – Dravid

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Former India captain Rahul Dravid and former South Africa captain Graeme Smith said the rule changes in ODI cricket will encourage fielding teams to have a more attacking mindset in the 2015...

‘The definition of a cricketing genius’–Twitter reactions to AB de Villiers’ record-shattering 31-ball ODI hundred

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“Not the worst entertainment from AB right now. Best in the world without a doubt.” Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor “Have to say @ABdeVilliers17 is the definition of a Cricketing...

Martin Crowe: David Warner’s thuggish behaviour has gone too far

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Martin Crowe has branded David Warner a “thug” who risks causing a full-scale on-field brawl during the World Cup. Crowe’s comments came in the wake of Warner’s ugly confrontation with...

Triangular series: Australia beats India

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Australia 269-6 (49 overs) has won India 267-8 (50 overs) by four wickets. Rohit Sharma’s 138 could not prevent Australia beating India by four wickets, to make it two wins out of two.

Brett Lee retires from Twenty20s

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Fast bowler Brett Lee has announced his retirement from Twenty20 cricket, effective from the end of this year’s BBL campaign. Lee, 38, became a domestic T20 specialist after retiring from...

Dilshan, spinners, run outs foil NZ

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Sri Lanka sauntered to their first victory of the New Zealand tour, after Tillakaratne Dilshan hit a breezy 116 off 127 balls on a fine batting surface at Seddon Park. The six-wicket win had been...

SL seek upsurge against injury-hit hosts

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Nine game days, three matches, and no victories so far – Sri Lanka had not expected to steamroll their opposition in New Zealand, but the disappointments have now begun to stack up, and a...

Chris Rogers: Australia players did not dishonour memory of Phillip Hughes

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Chris Rogers has defended Australia’s on-field conduct after Jonathan Agnew, the BBC cricket correspondent, accused them of dishonouring the memory of their fallen team-mate, Phillip Hughes, with...

‘There is no axe to grind’ – Lloyd

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the former West Indies captain and current chairman of selectors, has said that the absence of “exceptional performances” from the pair of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, coupled with...

Chris Rogers says Australia will not hold back on-pitch aggression

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Australia batsman Chris Rogers insists his side have no intention of toning down their on-field conduct after Jonathan Agnew criticised their behaviour in the aftermath of Phillip Hughes’ death....

India bowling a big letdown – Dravid

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In the wake of India’s 2-0 series defeat in Australia and their slide to No. 7 in the Test rankings,Rahul Dravid has urged a long-term approach to improving their overseas performances....

Gayle onslaught powers WI to victory

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Clive Lloyd complained recently that T20 cricket had “messed up” West Indies but whatever the ills of the shortest format it certainly stirs something in the Caribbean soul. Easily...

Pakistan pick Sohail Khan for World Cup

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Pakistan have picked 30-year old fast bowler Sohail Khan in their 15-man squad for the 2015 World Cup. Sohail had played the last of his five ODIs in Zimbabwe in 2011, but took ten wickets in two...

Kohli and Rahul hundreds lift India

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It is hard to decide what was more predictable on a belter of a Sydney pitch, the Steven Smithcentury that was raised on day two or the Virat Kohli hundred that arrived on day three. They now have...

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Australia captain Steve Smith scored his fourth century in successive Tests to put his side in control of the fourth Test against India in Sydney. Smith’s 117 saw him match Sir Donald Bradman...

Petersen quits international cricket

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Alviro Petersen has retired from international cricket following the Test series against West Indies and will take up a Kolpak deal in English county cricket. The strong suggestion is that...

Binny makes India’s World Cup squad

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  Allrounders Stuart Binny and Akshar Patelhave been included in India’s squad for the 2015 World Cup. There were no major surprises among the 15 players in terms of either inclusions...

T20 has messed our cricket up – Lloyd

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Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd has said that West Indies cricket has been “messed up” by the T20 format, creating a situation where playing Tests for the country did not seem to...

Williamson, Watling stretch lead past 100

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In the previous Test played at Basin Reserve, a 352-run stand between Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling had turned the tables on India. Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal added 130 in this Test, a...

Teams set for emotional series finale

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The 2014 calendar year began with Australia at the SCG in celebration mode. The Ashes had been won and a 5-0 clean-sweep was there for the taking. The 2015 calendar year begins with Australia at the...

Looking back at Germany v Brazil, World Cup semi-final

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In the end, it all felt uncomfortable. All so desperately awkward. As an impartial observer and a guest in Brazil at its own carnival, witnessing the humiliation at the Estádio Mineirão was...

Dav Whatmore named new Zimbabwe coach until end of World Cup

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Australian Dav Whatmore has been named as the new coach of Zimbabwe. The Sri Lanka-born 60-year-old has agreed a contract until the end of the World Cup in March 2015. Whatmore, who coached Sri Lanka...

Record breaking Rohit’s knock enough to beat Sri Lanka

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Rohit Sharma established a new World Record for the highest individual ODI score. Rohit Sharma created history by hitting the highest individual ODI score with an incredible knock of 264 to set the...

India register 169-run win over Sri Lanka in 1st ODI

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India registered a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series to take a 1-0 lead at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday. It was an...

Kabaddi wrestles its way back into sporting limelight

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Mumbai, India – If you experienced childhood in India, chances are you played kabaddi as a tyke. I did. My companions did. Bollywood performer and now proficient kabaddi class group manager,...

Messi shines in Barca win

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Barcelona put a turbulent few months behind them by clearing aside Elche 3-0 at the Nou Camp in their opening session of the Spanish season. Lionel Messi was the champion player as he scored twice...

F1: Ricciardo wins Belgium GP

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Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo caught up on his sublime win in Hungary by securing triumph in the Belgium Grand Prix Sunday, yet it was again strains inside the Mercedes camp that stood out as...

Poor Man Utd held by Sunderland

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Manchester United’s poor begin to the season proceeded with a dull 1-1 draw against Sunderland, leaving new mentor Louis Van Gaal as of now looking for a first alliance win for his new club....