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India tour of West Indies : Kohli to play full series, Bumrah rested for limited-overs leg

Bengal wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has been preferred over Andhra’s promising Kona Srikar Bharat for the two-Test series against West Indies to be played in Antigua and Jamaica in August-Septmeber.  The Chairman of the BCCI’s senior national selection committee, M.S.K. Prasad, said in Mumbai on Sunday that the 34-year-old  Saha (32 Tests,1164 runs, 3 centuries, 75 […]

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Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald inducted into ICC’s Hall of Fame

Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald. Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick. “It’s a huge honour for me,” Tendulkar said at the induction ceremony held here […]

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Now, an algorithm for an affordable cricket bat

Using computer modelling and optimisation algorithms, the world’s best bat and maybe the most affordable could in the near future roll out from a lab to the cricket ground. A high performing ‘Algobat’, closely resembling the finest in the market and at a fraction of the price, is in the works in Canada’s University of […]

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Who were the best players in the Cricket World Cup 2019?

England’s mighty batting was instrumental in their winning campaign while pace bowlers commandeered New Zealand to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final. For India, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli were the star performers. Here, we analyse individual player performances in the World Cup. English juggernaut The chart below plots a batsman’s average […]

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Next India head coach should be below 60 and have minimum two-years’ international experience

The BCCI on Tuesday invited applications for the men’s team’s support staff, including head coach, who will need to be less than 60 years of age with a minimum international experience of two years. The BCCI has streamlined the process of hiring the support staff including head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, […]

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Cricket World Cup 2019 final: Former players slam ICC’s boundary-count rule that decided winner

Former and current cricketers, including India’s Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir, criticised the International Cricket Council’s boundary count rule that decided the World Cup title in England’s favour and denied New Zealand after a pulsating final in London. In a thrilling encounter on Sunday night at the Lord’s, England were adjudged the winners of the […]

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AUS vs ENG: 2019 Cricket World Cup | The first 10 overs changed the game, says Finch

Captain Aaron Finch was incredibly proud of his side’s progress in the last 12 months, but admitted that the eight-wicket thrashing against England in the second semifinal was Australia’s worst performance in the ongoing World Cup. Five-time champions Australia failed to defend its title after losing by eight wickets against hosts England in the second […]