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England squad clears COVID-19 test, set to travel to Sri Lanka for Test series

By Press Trust of India | London
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 07:24 PM IST
On arrival, the contingent will spend 10 days in a bio-secure bubble in Hambantota, according to a report in ‘Sky Sports’. England is scheduled to play two Test matches against Sri Lanka in Galle from January 14-18 and January 22-26.
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Photo of Will Pucovski(Twitter)
Photo of Will Pucovski(Twitter)

‘Pucovski has pretty good track record after returning from concussions’, says assistant coach McDonald

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The 22-year-old has a history of bouncing back strongly from concussion-induced breaks. Hence, McDonald feels that Pucovski will have a promising return if given a chance in playing XI.
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Sachin Tendulkar speaks to the media during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar speaks to the media during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)

Any batsman does that by instinct: Tendulkar explains how Ashwin has got the upper hand against Steve Smith

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:58 AM IST
India vs Australia: Much of the onus for Smith’s failure to get going is on Ravichandran Ashwin. The 32-year-old off-spinner has spun a web around Smith in the Test series so far as he has dismissed him twice while continuously troubling him with his variations and length.
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Jacques Kallis looks on.(Getty Images)
Jacques Kallis looks on.(Getty Images)

Jacques Kallis appointed England’s batting consultant for Sri Lanka series

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:43 PM IST
ECB on Monday announced the appointment of former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis as the batting consultant for the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.
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India announce playing XI for Adelaide Test(BCCI/Twitter)
India announce playing XI for Adelaide Test(BCCI/Twitter)

India vs Australia: Prithvi Shaw to open with Mayank Agarwal as India announce playing XI for Adelaide Test

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Here is Team India’s playing XI for the day-night Test against Australia, beginning on December 17 in Adelaide.
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Josh Hazlewood reacts after bowling to CHeteshwar Pujara.(Getty Images)
Josh Hazlewood reacts after bowling to CHeteshwar Pujara.(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: ‘Pujara faced lot of balls’ - Hazlewood explains why Aussie pacers struggled in 2018

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:27 AM IST
India vs Australia: Speaking in a recent conversation to reporters, Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood recalled the Test series, and felt that the bowlers were left tired as they had to go without breaks with Cheteshwar Pujara keeping hold of strike sessions after sessions.
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Patel announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.(PTI)
Patel announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.(PTI)

‘You have to be equally good keeper and batsman’: Parthiv Patel picks India’s wicket-keeper for Australia Tests

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India have similar problems. They have make the difficult choice between Saha and Pant for the first Test starting on December 17.
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 29: Jasprit Bumrah of India prepares to bowl during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.(Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 29: Jasprit Bumrah of India prepares to bowl during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: Bumrah’s struggles highlight India’s bowling woes

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Bumrah, the world’s second ranked ODI bowler, has endured a torrid time, bleeding 73-1 in the first match and 79-1 in the second.
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma(Instagram)
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma(Instagram)

Virat Kohli skips Australia Test Series, takes paternity leave for birth of his firstborn with Anushka Sharma, triggers and inspires fans. Know the laws for paternity leave in India

By Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 04:51 PM IST
While some lauded Virat Kohli for being such a wonderful and supportive husband to Anushka Sharma, others thought he needs to perform his duty to his nation and be at the Test series, some even drawing comparisons between him and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who didn’t take any paternity leave for the birth of his daughter, Ziva.
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Representational image of Test cricket.(Getty Images)
Representational image of Test cricket.(Getty Images)

World Test Championship final on schedule, says ICC

By Reuters | Dubai
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 05:15 PM IST
The pandemic played havoc with the game’s international calendar, prompting cancellation of a number of test series and complicating the process of allocating WTC points from those matches in the process.
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Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding.(Getty Images for Laureus)

Michael Holding criticises England and Australia for not taking a knee

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 01:12 PM IST
England wore “Black Lives Matter” logos on their shirts during their Test series against West Indies and took the knee to protest against racism, but opted not to continue the practice in subsequent series against Pakistan and Australia.
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File image of MS Dhoni.(AFP)
File image of MS Dhoni.(AFP)

‘We were all awestruck’: When MS Dhoni drove team bus from ground to hotel in Nagpur during 2008 Test series

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 11:35 AM IST
MS Dhoni retires: Former India batsman VVS Laxman recalled some quirky memories he shared with former India captain MS Dhoni.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)

England’s Dan Lawrence exits bio-secure bubble after family bereavement

By Press Trust of India | Southampton
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:18 AM IST
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes is also out of the remainder of the three-match Test series due to family reasons. England have said they will not call up any replacements .
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New Zealand's Neil Wagner bowls on day two of the third cricket test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.(AP)
New Zealand's Neil Wagner bowls on day two of the third cricket test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.(AP)

Australia’s Matthew Wade reveals why Indian bowlers might not be able to match Neil Wagner’s bouncer barrage

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 06:55 PM IST
Australian wicket-keper batsman Matthew Wade in a recent interview has lauded Wagner for his ability to bowl accurate bouncers. Looking ahead at the upcoming series against India, Wade opined that India fast bowlers too would look to take a leaf out of Wagner’s book but might not succeed like the Kiwi.
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England's Joe Root celebrates winning the test series as he poses with the Wisden trophy, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)
England's Joe Root celebrates winning the test series as he poses with the Wisden trophy, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)

England vs West Indies: Broad takes 10 wickets to reach 500 in Tests and guides hosts to series win at Old Trafford

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 08:47 PM IST
England won the first test series since the Covid-19 pandemic 2-1 and will almost immediately go into another three-match test series against Pakistan, starting next week.
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MSK Prasad, former chairman of selectors.(Getty Images)
MSK Prasad, former chairman of selectors.(Getty Images)

A jumbo squad of 26 could be good idea for tour of Australia: MSK Prasad

By Press Trust of India | PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 04:39 PM IST
According to Prasad, it might be a good idea to have at least a 26-strong squad for the tour Down Under where both India and the A team could be clubbed together for a month.
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India's Ravichandran Ashwin bowls a delivery. File image.(AP)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin bowls a delivery. File image.(AP)

‘He got Wagner out with a couple’: How R Ashwin’s carrom ball inspired New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:58 PM IST
Mitchell Santner said, “I remember we were in India for the Test series in 2016, and [R] Ashwin bowled a few carrom balls and I think he got [Neil] Wagner out with a couple.”
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A general view of the covers as light rain falls prior to Day One of the 2nd #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and The West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford on July 16, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)(Getty Images for ECB)
A general view of the covers as light rain falls prior to Day One of the 2nd #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and The West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford on July 16, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)(Getty Images for ECB)

British colonised the world to find a place to play a Test match: Neesham’s hilarious tweet on English rain has fans in splits

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:04 PM IST
England were put into bat by West Indies in a curtailed first session. The English openers Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley were steady for the entire first session before Burns missed a straight one from spinner Roston Chase to get out in the last over of the session, leaving England at 29/1.
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File photo of England's Joe Root and West Indies' Jason Holder.(Action Images via Reuters)
File photo of England's Joe Root and West Indies' Jason Holder.(Action Images via Reuters)

England players to join West Indies in wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo during Test series

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 09:36 PM IST
The decision taken by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was fully supported by the England players led by Test skipper Joe Root and stand-in captain for the opening Test, Ben Stokes.
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SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 15: Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding during a media interview at the Shanghai Grand Theatre prior to the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards on April 15, 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images for Laureus)(Getty Images for Laureus)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 15: Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding during a media interview at the Shanghai Grand Theatre prior to the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards on April 15, 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images for Laureus)(Getty Images for Laureus)

Entertainment in sport is about quality not what happens in stands: Holding

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 02:04 PM IST
“Entertainment in any sport is determined by the standard of play in that sport and not by what is happening in the stands,” Holding, one of the most respected voices in world cricket, told PTI in an exclusive interaction.
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Former England captain Michael Vaughan.(Getty Images)
Former England captain Michael Vaughan.(Getty Images)

‘Utter nonsense’: Michael Vaughan hits back at UK PM’s decision to uphold ban on recreational cricket

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 12:53 PM IST
This decision will not have any effect on the three-match Test series between England and West Indies, which will begin from July 8th and will also mark the return of international cricket.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)

Bio-secure arrangements for WI Tests will be able to withstand second wave of infection: ECB

By Press Trust of India | London
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 12:05 PM IST
England are set to play a home series against the West Indies in a bio-secure environment starting July 8. A 25-member Caribbean team will be arriving in chartered flights for the three-match Test series next Tuesday.
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Mohammad Kaif and Virat Kohli.(HT/Reuters)
Mohammad Kaif and Virat Kohli.(HT/Reuters)

Mohammad Kaif explains how Virat Kohli can be the most successful captain

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Two criticisms that Virat has always faced in his captaincy career is his lack of success in ICC tournaments and constant tweaking of the playing XI.
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A file photo of Brad Hogg.(HT Photi)
A file photo of Brad Hogg.(HT Photi)

Replace WTC with Ashes, Indo-Pak Test series: Brad Hogg

By Indo Asian News Service | Melbourne
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 08:07 PM IST
“Viewers want to see some competitive cricket, so scrap the World Test Championship (WTC) for a while and get a couple of series that are really going to ignite the interest around the world.”
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Justin Langer looks on during an Australian Test team training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)
Justin Langer looks on during an Australian Test team training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)

Current situation an opportunity to fix Australia’s club and state cricket setups, feels Langer

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:47 PM IST
There was a time when the country would field an ‘A’ squad alongside its main team for an annual limited overs triangular series in the Australian summer.
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Glenn McGrath and Sachin Tendulkar(Twitter)
Glenn McGrath and Sachin Tendulkar(Twitter)

Go back and bowl again as I’m still here: How Sachin Tendulkar countered Glenn McGrath in 1999

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar revealed how he managed to win a game of chess on the field against a player of McGrath’s quality during the Adelaide Test in 1999.
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(From L-R) Himanshu Gaurav Singh (AIR 2), Archit Bubna (AIR 3), Manan Aggarwal (AIR 14)
(From L-R) Himanshu Gaurav Singh (AIR 2), Archit Bubna (AIR 3), Manan Aggarwal (AIR 14)

What makes IIT-JEE toppers stand out? Find out

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 11:51 AM IST
While hours of studying and proper guidance are critical, it is also essential to stay calm and take breaks every now and then. Further, it is important to start preparing for the exam as early as you can and pay attention to the fundamentals.
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Opener Liton Das hit an unbeaten 60 off 45 balls(Twitter)
Opener Liton Das hit an unbeaten 60 off 45 balls(Twitter)

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets to win T20 series

By AFP | Dhaka
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 09:42 PM IST
Opener Liton Das hit an unbeaten 60 off 45 balls as Bangladesh reached 120-1 in 15.5 overs after Zimbabwe were restricted to 119-7 in 20.
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India's Rishabh Pant bats against New Zealand.(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant bats against New Zealand.(AP)

Farokh Engineer has his say on Rishabh Pant’s selection over Wriddhiman Saha in New Zealand

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 08:17 PM IST
While Pant has not played a number of limited overs matches in the recent past, he was preferred over Saha in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand.
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Virat Kohli of India(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli of India(Getty Images)

India vs New Zealand: Third-worst batting average, first whitewash under Virat Kohli - Numbers reveal India’s struggle

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 03:39 PM IST
This was the first time since the tour of New Zealand in 2002-03 when no Indian batsman could score a century in a series.
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