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India vs Australia: ‘He’s ready to embark on a new chapter in his career,’ Tom Moody believes India all-rounder can become a ‘pure bowler and batsman’ – cricket

Whether it’s scoring vital runs in the lower middle order or breaking partnerships, Ravindra Jadeja is quickly becoming India’s newest Mr. Reliable. An all-rounder by trait, Jadeja started off as a bowler who can bat, but given the incredible rise his batting has seen, the 32-year-old has ticked most boxes to be guaranteed a place in the Indian team. Not ...

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‘Surprised by how well he’s done’: Andy Flower asked to pick a better batsman between Virat Kohli or Steve Smith – cricket

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith – two of the finest batsmen of the present era. Both have been impeccable with their cricketing brilliance across formats and their greatness has often led to the debate that who is the better and more complete batsman. Expressing his take on the same, former Zimbabwe captain and ex-England coach Andy Flower has stated that ...

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Sreesanth returns with aggression and animated celebrations, sledges batsman in warm-up game – WATCH – cricket

Former Indian pacer S Sreesanth is eagerly eyeing a comeback in competitive cricket after a long gap of nearly eight years. He has been named in Kerala’s squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which begins from January 10. Ahead of the tournament, Sreesanth featured in the warm-up games. He continued his aggression and animated celebrations on the field ...

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

One of the reasons why India have been able to contain the Australian batsmen is due to the struggles of Steve Smith. The ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade has had a miserable time in the middle as he has struggled to get runs in the two Tests played so far. Smith has managed to hit just 10 runs ...

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‘Surprising to move up ahead of Kohli and Smith’, says Kane Williamson after becoming No.1 Test batsman – cricket

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson notched the top spot on the ICC Men’s Test Rankings for batsmen on Thursday. He surpassed Indian captain Virat Kohli and Australian batsman Steve Smith to reach this feat. Williamson became Test No. 1 following his spectacular knock of 129 runs against Pakistan in the first innings of the second Test at the Bay Oval. ...

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Kane Williamson overtakes Virat Kohli to become top test batsman – cricket

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson enters the New Year as the top-ranked test batsman after leapfrogging Australia’s Steve Smith and India skipper Virat Kohli in the latest official rankings issued on Thursday. Williamson, who returned from paternity leave this month, hit a match-winning century in the opening test against Pakistan to help New Zealand win by 101 runs at Mount ...

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Former NZ test batsman John F. Reid dead at 64 – cricket

John F Reid, who scored six centuries in 19 tests for New Zealand including 108 in a famous win over Australia, has died.He was 64. His death after a long illness was confirmed Tuesday by New Zealand Cricket. Reid’s century against Australia at Brisbane’s Gabba ground in November, 1985 was instrumental in New Zealand’s win by an innings of 41 ...

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Hidden in plain sight, Ravindra Jadeja the batsman – cricket

India have now taken the first innings lead in an unprecedented four consecutive Tests in Australia. Two of those (81 in a 204-run seventh wicket stand with Rishabh Pant in 2019 at Sydney and Sunday’s 40* in the unbroken 104-run stand with Ajinkya Rahane) wouldn’t have been possible without Ravindra Jadeja. Yet, he has never been considered a pure batsman. ...

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Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva to miss rest of South Africa series – cricket

Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva has been ruled out for the remainder of the two-test series in South Africa after suffering a grade two thigh strain, team officials confirmed on Sunday. De Silva retired hurt during Sri Lanka’s first innings on the opening day of the first test at Centurion Park on Saturday. His absence will not only weaken ...

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Former England opening batsman John Edrich, who scored 103 first-class ceturies, dies at 83 – cricket

England’s former “fearless” opening batsman John Edrich has died at the age of 83, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday. Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2000 the left-hander who played for county side Surrey scored 103 first-class centuries. He played 77 Tests, scoring 5,138 runs at an average of 43.54. Former England great Ian Botham wrote on Twitter: ...

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