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Bird eye view of the cricket stadium in Motera.(BCCI/ Twitter)

‘Almost as good as...’: Michael Vaughan comes up with interesting comment on world’s largest cricket stadium in Motera

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 07:15 PM IST
The Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad is well on its way to become the world’s largest cricket stadium as it will host 110,000 spectators, which will be more than double of its previous capacity.
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It’s so much more fun when insults are traded between real people. And here the writers truly, wickedly shine.(Photo: Shutterstock)
It’s so much more fun when insults are traded between real people. And here the writers truly, wickedly shine.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Humour: Offensively yours

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 09:30 PM IST
A delicious put-down – whether real or apocryphal – sticks in one’s memory like glue
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File image of late England captain Bob Willis.(ICC/ Twitter)
File image of late England captain Bob Willis.(ICC/ Twitter)

‘Bob Willis was one of cricket’s biggest heroes of his time’

By Indo Asian News Service | Dubai
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 12:28 PM IST
The fast bowler captained England in 18 Tests and 29 ODIs. He took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984.
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Australia's Tim Paine and David Warner before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Tim Paine and David Warner before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)

England players use David Warner’s name to spike book sales: Tim Paine

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 04:59 PM IST
Tim Paine’s comments about David Warner came after Ben Stokes recently said that he was spurred on by Warner during the third Ashes Test at Headingley earlier this year.
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File image: Ben Stokes celebrates as England win Headingley Test.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image: Ben Stokes celebrates as England win Headingley Test.(Action Images via Reuters)

‘He just wouldn’t shut up’: Ben Stokes reveals David Warner’s part in historic Headingley knock

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 04:05 PM IST
In his new book titled ‘On Fire’, Stokes revealed that Warner kept saying things to him while he was trying to save the match for England and that really motivated him to win the match.
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File image of Australia cricketer David Warner.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Australia cricketer David Warner.(Action Images via Reuters)

Sheffield Shield: David Warner slams ton in domestic cricket to reverse slump in form

By Indo Asian News Service | Brisbane
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 08:01 PM IST
David Warner had a forgettable tour of England although Australia retained the Ashes with a 2-2 draw of the five Test series.
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Clare Stokes defended her husband in a Twitter post(Twitter)
Clare Stokes defended her husband in a Twitter post(Twitter)

Ben Stokes’ wife rubbishes reports of being choked by all-rounder

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 09:33 AM IST
Clare Stokes defended her husband in a Twitter post which included a photo of her pushing the cricketer’s face in apparent mockery of the images that surfaced from the awards night, held in London on Wednesday.
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File image of England cricketer Ben Stokes.(AP)
File image of England cricketer Ben Stokes.(AP)

Ben Stokes signed by Northern Superchargers as The Hundred launched

By Agence France-Presse | London
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 07:25 AM IST
The 100-ball competition, starting in 2020, is a new tournament consisting of city-based franchise sides, breaking away from England’s traditional county system.
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File image of Eoin Morgan(AP)
File image of Eoin Morgan(AP)

‘Focus should now shift to T20 cricket’ - Eoin Morgan

By Bihan Sengupta | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 08:54 PM IST
After extraordinary summer, Eoin Morgan now wants the focus to shift to T20 cricket as the team builds up to the 2020 T20 World Cup.
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Virat Kohli, Steve Smith(HT Collage)
Virat Kohli, Steve Smith(HT Collage)

‘It’s a marathon race’: Former India batsman weighs in on Steve Smith, Virat Kohli comparisons

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 06:56 PM IST
Ever since making his comeback to Test cricket, Smith has been in roaring form and has been the difference between England and Australia in the ongoing Ashes series.
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Steve Smith(Ryan Pierse/ Twitter)
Steve Smith(Ryan Pierse/ Twitter)

Steve Smith mimicked Chris Rogers, not Jack Leach - Report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 08:20 AM IST
England fans and media have slammed the former Australian captain for being classless.
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England's Ben Stokes reacts.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ben Stokes reacts.(Action Images via Reuters)

Unchanged England to assess Ben Stokes’ bowling fitness for Ashes finale

By AFP | London
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 05:21 PM IST
Ben Stokes, England’s vice-captain, did not bowl in Australia’s second innings at Old Trafford following a shoulder injury sustained during his 11th over in the tourists’ first innings.
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File image of Steve Smith, Tim Paine(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Steve Smith, Tim Paine(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith is ‘best player I’ve seen’, says Australia captain Tim Paine

By AFP | Manchester
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Australia coach Justin Langer also hailed Smith, who tops the global Test batting rankings after returning from a 12-month ball-tampering ban.
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England's Joe Root looks dejected after Australia win the match and retain the Ashes.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Joe Root looks dejected after Australia win the match and retain the Ashes.(Action Images via Reuters)

Joe Root says Test defeat ‘hard to take’ as Australia retain Ashes

By Agence France-Presse | Manchester
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 11:44 PM IST
England, set a huge target of 383 to win at Old Trafford, were bowled out for 197 following some spirited lower-order defiance.
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Australia's Steve Smith celebrates wining the match and retaining the Ashes.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Steve Smith celebrates wining the match and retaining the Ashes.(Action Images via Reuters)

Steve Smith says ‘amazing’ feeling to retain Ashes

By Agence France-Presse | Manchester
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 11:40 PM IST
England, set a huge second-innings target of 383 to win, were bowled out for 197 following some spirited lower-order defiance, putting Australia 2-1 up in the five-Test series ahead of next week’s finale at the Oval.
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Jason Roy and Joe Denly leave the pitch at stumps(Action Images via Reuters)
Jason Roy and Joe Denly leave the pitch at stumps(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: England hope to find spirit of Headingley but Australia’s Smith confident

By Reuters | Manchester
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:38 AM IST
Joe Root’s side had chased down a record target of 359 in dramatic fashion in Leeds, but they had started the day only needing 203.
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File image of England cricketer Jofra Archer.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of England cricketer Jofra Archer.(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: ‘Show us your passport’ - Australian fans ejected from Old Trafford for taunts aimed at Jofra Archer – Report

UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 06:57 PM IST
England vs Australia: According to media reports, the fans were seated below the England dressing room and hurled abuses towards Barbados-born Jofra Archer.
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England skipper Joe Root.(Action Images via Reuters)
England skipper Joe Root.(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: ‘He missed a trick’ – Nasser Hussain questions Joe Root’s decision-making in Manchester Test

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 02:38 PM IST
England vs Australia: Steve Smith continued his outstanding Ashes form, striking an unbeaten 60 as Australia recovered from another failure by their openers to reach 170-3 at the close of the rain-affected opening day.
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A picture of the billboard featuring Ben Stokes in Manchester.(Twitter)
A picture of the billboard featuring Ben Stokes in Manchester.(Twitter)

‘Welcome to Manchester’ - Australia met with giant Ben Stokes billboard

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 04:06 PM IST
The poster featured Stokes’ celebration after he finished with an unbeaten 135 to help England level the series in remarkable fashion at Headingley last month, recovering from a paltry 67 in the first innings to win by one wicket.
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England's Jofra Archer warms up before play.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Jofra Archer warms up before play.(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: Australia opt to bat against England in fourth Test

By Agence France-Presse | Manchester
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 03:31 PM IST
England had already confirmed their team, with fast bowler Craig Overton replacing Chris Woakes in the only change to the side that achieved a remarkable one-wicket win in the third Test.
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Australia's Tim Paine during the press conference(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Tim Paine during the press conference(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes threat keeps Aussie skipper Tim Paine awake at night

By Reuters | Manchester
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 12:54 PM IST
Paine believed spinner Nathan Lyon has troubled Stokes at various times, but he has urged his fielders to provide better support than they did at Headingley.
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Steve Smith overtook Virat Kohli in Test rankings(HT Collage)
Steve Smith overtook Virat Kohli in Test rankings(HT Collage)

Steve Smith topples Virat Kohli to become new number 1 Test batsman in ICC rankings

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 03:48 PM IST
However, Kohli’s side are top of the ICC Test Championship with two wins in as many games, and the captain himself overtook MS Dhoni to be India’s most successful Test skipper.
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Australia's Steve Smith during nets(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Steve Smith during nets(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: Usman Khawaja dropped as Steve Smith returns for fourth Ashes Test

By AFP | Sydney
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 10:28 AM IST
Coach Justin Langer told reporters in Manchester that he was “very clear on the 12, not so sure on the 11”, with the decision coming down to the bowling line-up.
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Australia's Steve Smith during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Steve Smith during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)

Australia look to Steve Smith after England ‘steal’ Ashes

By Agence France-Presse | Manchester
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:13 AM IST
Australia were on the brink of retaining the Ashes only for Ben Stokes’s superb 135 not out delivered England a stunning one-wicket win in the third Test at Headingley.
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File image of Steve Waugh(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Steve Waugh(Action Images via Reuters)

Steve Waugh returns to give Australia an Ashes lift

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 02:33 PM IST
With the series locked at 1-1, one victory in the next two tests will ensure Australia retain the urn in England for the first time since Waugh’s side triumphed 4-1 in 2001.
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Australia's Josh Hazlewood in action(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Josh Hazlewood in action(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: Josh Hazlewood confident of continuing good work with ball

By Indo Asian News Service | Derby
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2019 06:02 PM IST
On his bowling, he said: “It certainly feels like I’m bowling well. Ever since I bowled at Worcester a few weeks back, I took it into Lord’s and into Headingley.”
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File image of England cricketers Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of England cricketers Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer(Action Images via Reuters)

Virtual 2005 Ashes re-run, but batting no patch

By Ian Chappell | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 07:50 AM IST
My thoughts immediately turned to Edgbaston 2005 when England won another close Ashes Test, but that time it was the ball eventually conquering the bat.
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Australia's Steve Smith inspects a ball before the start of play.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Steve Smith inspects a ball before the start of play.(Action Images via Reuters)

Steve Smith returns to action for Australia against Derbyshire

By Agence France-Presse | Derby
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 06:30 PM IST
Steve Smith also bowled the last over before lunch, with the occasional spinner’s warm-up delivery sailing yards wide before he started the over proper with a friendly full toss.
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Australia's Tim Paine looks dejected after losing the test at Headingley.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Tim Paine looks dejected after losing the test at Headingley.(Action Images via Reuters)

Australia reviewing DRS process after Headingley howler: Tim Paine

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 08:18 AM IST
Australia captain Tim Paine, who has worn plenty of criticism for his ambitious review, said the team were looking to come up with a better plan for the rest of the series
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Ben Stokes(Action Images via Reuters)
Ben Stokes(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: Legendary England skipper suggests way to make Ben Stokes a more prolific batsman

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 05:52 PM IST
Brearley said Stokes was among England’s top two batsmen following Alastair Cook’s international retirement last year.
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