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Cricket

Ajmal to miss first 2 ODIs vs Sri Lanka for tests on action

Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.

De Kock leads South Africa to ODI series sweep vs Zimbabwe

Quinton de Kock's quick-fire 84 lead South Africa to a crushing 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe as they won the third one-day international by seven wickets on Thursday.

My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian team, newly appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of coach Duncan Fletcher.

Stuart Broad sets September 4 date for knee surgery

England pacer Stuart Broad will undergo knee surgery on September 4 as he targets full fitness in time for the 2015 World Cup. Earlier, the ECB had confirmed that the 28-year-old had long-standing tendonitis problem.

South Africa bowls Zimbabwe out for 165

South Africa's second-string pace attack bowled struggling Zimbabwe out for 165 on Thursday in the third and final one-day international to see the Proteas close in on a series whitewash.

BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: John Gloster

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must take special care of injury-prone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful  international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster.

Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales

Having received his maiden call-upin the England ODI squad, hard-hitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player.

BCCI now has a 'Yes Man' in Ravi Shastri

I write this more in anger than thoughtful calmness. Without mincing words and getting right to the heart of the matter, I must say that Ravi Shastri has been rewarded for totally aligning himself with BCCI's honchos.

Fletcher sidelined as Shastri is ODI in-charge for Team India

Bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny have been given a break. The BCCI has decided to appoint B Arun and former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar as assistant coaches. Vote: What is affecting India's overseas Test performance?

Skipper MS Dhoni should reassess himself

It was a disappointing end to the series with another huge margin of defeat at The Oval. What started with a fabulous win at Lord's culminated into a sad end, writes Sourav Ganguly.

Team India coach Duncan Fletcher's exit looks a matter of time

The BCCI has finally wielded the axe on the coaching staff. The second innings capitulation at The Oval, in just 29 overs, was the last straw although the message was clear about Fletcher after the first morning at Old Trafford.

BCCI on why Ravi Shastri has been asked to take the reins

The BCCI on Tuesday appointed former all-rounder Ravi Shastri as the director of the Indian team for the ODI series against England, sidelining head coach Duncan Fletcher. The Board explains the reasons behind the decision.

Pujara, Kohli drop in Test rankings

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 3-1 series defeat.

Time to show responsibility, install a new leader for India's Test team

After the England disaster, the BCCI must show accountability and sack MS Dhoni as India's Test captain, writes Sanjjeev K Samyal. Also Read: Jadeja-Anderson spat proved the turning point

Ian Botham caught out by nude Twitter picture

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham was embarrassed on Monday when a photograph of a naked man appeared on his Twitter page.
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