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U-19 WC: Next Virat Kohli in the making!

18-year-old Indian opener Shubman Gill reproduced a shot made famous after Indian captain Virat Kohli played it against England last year. Playing against Zimbabwe in the Under-19 World Cup. The stylish right-hander smoked Nkosilathi Nungu for a six over mid-wicket with a short-arm jab similar to what Kohli did to dispatch Chris Woakes’ short of a length delivery for a six.

 

 


 

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IND vs SA: “We want to get a whitewash against India”

South African speedster Kagiso Rabada said that they want to get a whitewash against India. "Obviously we know how to play fast bowling and we've got respect for their attack. Every game you go into, you want to win. So obviously we want to get a whitewash against India," Rabada said. SA lead’s the three match Test series 2-0.

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Popular South African cricketer smashes 37 runs in an over

South African cricketer JP Duminy on Wednesday created a new record when he smashed 37 runs in an over in a Momentum one-day cup match on Wednesday. Duminy hit 4 sixes in the first 4 balls. However, he was able to score only 2 runs in the fifth ball. The bowler Eddie Leie bowled a no-ball as the next delivery which was turned into a four by Duminy taking the total in the over to 31. Then, JP Duminy sent the sixth ball to six creating the record by scoring 37 runs.

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Former India bowler appointed as CSK bowling coach

Chennai Super Kings have roped in Laxmipathy Balaji as their bowling coach and former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming as the head coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League season 11. Earlier, CSK roped in former Australian batsman Michael Hussey as the batting coach. CSK is gearing up for a comeback to IPL after a two-year ban.

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Dhoni on India’s series loss in SA

When asked about India's series loss against South Africa at an event in Chennai, MS Dhoni said that he won't comment on India’s loss but it was important to look at the positives of the team's performance. “If you can't take 20 wickets, you can never win a Test. We are taking 20 wickets, which means you are always in a position to win the match”, said Dhoni.

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Was approached by many teams: Reveals Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni revealed that he was approached by many teams when he was not a part of Chennai Super Kings. "A lot of people approached me, I can tell you that. But, you know, I can't think (of) not coming back to CSK," said Dhoni. He also added that Chennai is a special place and the thought of being with any other franchise was never a question.

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Chennai is my second home: Dhoni

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni reportedly said that he is happy and proud to be back in Chennai and it is like a second home to him. Dhoni added that the city is very special to him as he made his Test debut and also scored his highest score in Tests in Chennai.

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Indian cricketer awarded T20I Performance of the Year

ICC has named Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's six-wicket haul against England in a T20I last year at Bengaluru as T20I Performance of the Year. Chahal’s 6/25 is the best by an Indian bowler in T20I history, and the third-best of all time. Notably, Virat Kohli was named ICC player, captain of the year.

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ICC ODI team of the year announced

ICC on Thursday announced the ODI team of the year. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, opener Rohit Sharma and right arm fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been named in the team.


ICC ODI team of the Year

Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Ben Stokes, Rashid Khan, Hasan Ali, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.

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Three Indians in ICC Test team of the year

Three Indians have been included in ICC's Test Team of the Year. Indian captain Virat Kohli, top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have been included in the XI. Kohli was also named the captain of the side.

 

ICC Test Team of the Year

Dean Elgar, David Warner, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Quinton de Kock, Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, James Anderson, Mitchell Starc.

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My 150 means nothing, Kohli disappointed

Indian captain Virat Kohli reportedly said that his 150 runs during the first innings of the second test means nothing as they have lost the series. Speaking to media Kohli said, “I want to leave everything on the field. That's the way I play. 150-odd runs means nothing now that we have lost the series. If we had won, even a 30 would have mattered more. As a team, you want to win collectively.”

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“Don’t compare Hardik with me”: Cricket legend lashes out

Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev reportedly said, “If Pandya keeps making silly mistakes like these then he doesn’t deserve to be compared with me.” This statement was made after Hardik Pandya made careless mistakes in the second Test against South Africa.

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Indian cricketer wins ICC player of the year

Indian captain Virat Kohli has been named as ICC cricketer of the year. Kohli scored 2,203 Test runs at an average of 77.80 with eight hundreds, 1,818 ODI runs at an average of 82.6 with seven hundreds, and 299 T20I runs at a strike rate of 153. Kohli has also been named as the captain of the year.

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IND vs SA: India gets major support

Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday gave his voice for the Indian team after their 135 runs defeat in the second Test match against South Africa in the Centurion. Gambhir said that it is time to show support for the team and just two games doesn’t make this a bad team. SA has taken the series by 2-0 with a match left.

 

 


 

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“Not here to fight with you”, Kohli lashes out

Indian captain Virat Kohli hit back at the reporters during a post-match conference after a 135-run defeat against South Africa on Wednesday. "If we had won this, was this the best 11? We don't decide the 11 according to results. You are telling me that you could have played the best 11. You tell me the best 11 and we will play that," Kohli said.  Kohli added, “Wherever we play we try to do our best. I'm here to answer your questions, not to fight with you."

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IND vs SA: Kohli after series loss

Indian captain Virat Kohli said that they have let themselves down as the Indian batsmen failed to come up with the goods even after the bowlers have done their job. "We tried but we weren't good enough, especially in the fielding department. That's why they are the winner," he added. India lost the second Test by 135 on the fifth day as SA claimed an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series.

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"If MSD wanted to carry on…”, Indian legend

Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar reportedly said that the former Indian captain MS Dhoni should not have retired from Test cricket. Gavaskar said that he would have liked Dhoni to give up captaincy and still be with the team as wicketkeeper batsman as his advice in the dressing room would have been invaluable. "If MSD wanted to carry on, he could have carried on,” said Gavaskar. The comment comes after wicketkeeper Pathiv Patel missed a catch during the second Test against South Africa.


 

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ICC slaps Virat Kohli with huge fine! Check here

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly fined Virat Kohli for showing dissent against South Africa and breaching the ICC’s Code of Conduct. Reports say, the cricketer was fined 25 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point for complaining to umpire over damp field and later throwing the ball in an aggressive manner during the third day in the second test between India and South Africa, on Monday.

 

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Major change in India squad for 3rd Test

The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Tuesday reportedly announced that wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik will replace Wriddhiman Saha for the third Test against South Africa which begins on January 24 in Johannesburg. Saha suffered an upper left hamstring tendon injury during a training session ahead of the second Test, a BCCI release said.

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Massive no. of players sign up for IPL 2018 auction

A whopping 1122 cricketers have registered for the IPL 2018 players auction when the registration closed on Friday. The list includes 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, including 778 Indians and three players from the Associate nations. The list has been sent to eight IPL franchises for the auction scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on Jan 27-28.

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