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City lad selected for cricket coaching in UK

A budding cricketer from the city, named S.V. Rahul, has been picked up by the Andhra Cricket Association to undergo a month-long special training camp to improve technique at Haileybury in the United Kingdom. The 13-year-old southpaw, who also bowls left-arm spin, has been a consistent performer in the district circuit and is a resident […]

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Keeper of the flame

There was blood on the pitch when Ajay Ratra took guard in the first innings of the Antigua Test in 2002. Anil Kumble’s jaw had been broken by a Mervyn Dillon bouncer. India’s greatest match-winner would come out to bowl, his face bandaged. Viv Richards called it one of the bravest acts he had ever […]

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From zing and wooden to no bails!

At a time when the electronic ‘zing’ bails have attracted much controversy for refusing to come off even after being clipped, the fourth one-dayer between India-A and Sri Lanka-A here on Thursday saw the removal of bails altogether! Strong gusty winds that blew across the field ensured that the wooden bails — which are said […]

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India vs New Zealand – a World Cup timeline

1975, MANCHESTER Abid Ali’s rearguard, in the company of the tail, took India to 230 in 60 overs. But Glenn Turner (114 not out) took the Kiwis over the line with four wickets and seven balls remaining 1979, LEEDS Asked to take strike, the Indian batsmen never got going and were bundled out for 182. […]

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2019 Cricket World Cup: Neesham’s five-fer puts New Zealand in control against Afghanistan

Jimmy Neesham took career-best one-day figures of 5-31 as New Zealand dismissed Afghanistan for 172 in Saturday’s World Cup match at Taunton. Neesham turned the game in New Zealand’s favour with his impressive spell after Afghanistan briefly threatened to rock the Black Caps. Put in to bat by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, Afghanistan openers […]

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Dharmalingam was a man of vision: Kapil

Renowned cricket coach P.K. Dharmalingam, who passed away recently in Chennai, was described by Kapil Dev as a “man of vision” and someone who was committed to promoting the game selflessly. “I got to know of his passing (only) late. I can visualise him at the Chepauk, engaged with young cricketers, working hard to shape […]

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Dhoni’s Indian Army tribute draws ICC’s censure

M.S. Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa clash was well appreciated by his fans but the International Cricket Council on Thursday requested the BCCI to have the badge removed, saying it is against regulations. Claire Furlong, ICC general manager – strategic communications, said, “It is against the regulations and […]