Ravi Shastri picks Roger Binny, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan as his beer buddies in quarantine

Ravi Shastri is spending time in Alibaug during the lockdown and picked two of his former teammates with whom he would have loved to hang out in quarantine. Ravi Shastri Instagram Photo HIGHLIGHTS Ravi Shastri is in Alibaug amid the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 Shastri said he would love to have Roger Binny and …

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World Championship-winning team of 1985 can give Virat Kohli’s India a run for their money: Ravi Shastri

Former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri recalled India’s historic triumph at the 1985 World Championship of Cricket, saying the period between 1983 and 85 was some of the best white-ball cricket India ever played. Two years after rallying against the odds to win the 1983 World Cup in England, India, led by Sunil Gavaskar, lived up …

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From Swapnil Asnodkar to Saurabh Tiwary: The one-season wonders of Indian Premier League

The Indian Premier League is known as a platform which makes or breaks careers of cricketers. Right from the first season in 2008 till the 12th in 2019, the IPL’s contribution to cricket in terms of producing talents every year has been unparalleled. But while many have prospered after gaining the limelight in the hugely-popular …

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England cricket board CEO Tom Harrison warns of 380 million pound hole if no matches played

England cricket board chief To Harrison was still hopeful some Test matches would take place without spectators, which would still incur a loss of around 100 million pounds. Reuters Photo HIGHLIGHTS The cricket season was due to begin on April 2, but no matches will be played now until the start of July ECB was …

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Playing in front of empty stands not going to take competitive side away: Ben Stokes

The element of competitiveness will not be lost even if action unfolds before empty stadiums, says world’s premier all-rounder Ben Stokes who wouldn’t mind international cricket becoming a ‘TV only sport’ till COVID-19 pandemic is under control. Stokes’ opinion was sought whether upcoming England vs West Indies series at home in empty stadiums will lose …

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From Dinesh Karthik to KL Rahul: 5 IPL stars who never captained their home franchise

The success of the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 gave rise to the idea of hosting a franchise-based T20 tournament. The Indian Premier League (IPL) came into existence in the following year with a lot of glitz, glamour and fanfare but cricket entered an unknown territory with not much idea of how the tournament …

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Suresh Raina didn’t show form in domestic cricket for national comeback: MSK Prasad

The out of favour Suresh Raina might have felt hard done by the national selection committee but its former chairman MSK Prasad made it clear that it was poor form during the 2018-19 domestic season that became his undoing. The 33-year-old, who has appeared in 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is apart from 18 Tests, last …

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IPL statpack: Virat the batsman outshines Kohli the captain

Virat Kohli, arguably the greatest batsman in modern-day cricket, has been setting the bar for following generations. Kohli’s ability with the bat sets him apart from the rest and his thirst for triumph has seen him making the unreal also look very real. Virat Kohli has grown alongside the IPL, turning from a tenacious teenager …

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Players shouldn’t mind making few sacrifices to get back on field: Marnus Labuschagne on banning saliva use

Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne said that if players get an opportunity to get back on field by making some sacrifices then they should be ready to adapt. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith (Reuters Image) HIGHLIGHTS Ban on using saliva to shine balls is being discussed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic The objective for …

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Delhi Capitals’ all-time IPL XI: Shreyas Iyer to lead team featuring Virender Sehwag and David Warner

Delhi Capitals (DC) are one of the 3 active franchises, who haven’t got the opportunity to lay their hands on the glittery IPL trophy. In fact, they are the only team to not have qualified for the final. If star players alone can win the IPL trophy for their teams, then Delhi Capitals should have …

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