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Bowler-Trent-Boult
New Zealand Cricket agrees to release World No.1 ODI bowler Trent Boult from central contract
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Boult said the ability to spend more time with his family over the coming years was influential in coming to his decision. "This has been a really tough decision for me and I'd like to thank NZC for their support in getting to this point," he was quoted as saying.
ICC-World-Cup
ICC Men's T20 World Cup - Why is it Followed Religiously All Around the Globe?
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IPL has many reasons for being popular, and we will discuss the same in this blog. The 2021 highly anticipated India-Pakistan clash saw consumption of 15.9 billion minutes in India, which beat the India-West Indies semi-final match from the 2016 edition. In 2021, the game was watched by 167 million. 
Cricket-Scotland-board
Entire Cricket Scotland board resigns ahead of racism report release
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The board sent the letter of resignation to the Interim Chief Executive Officer Gordan Arthur on Sunday morning ahead of the report to be published on Monday, coming after multiple allegations of racism and discrimination by players Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh were made last year. "When the review into racism in Scottish cricket was announced last year we were fully supportive of the review.
Tendai-Chatara
Three Zimbabwe Players to Look Out for Against India
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The Indian team have Asian Cup matches scheduled from August 27, so they will be traveling to Zimbabwe with a team of fringe and youngsters. Let’s take a look at their current three best players who could surprise India next month.
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Rahul-Tripathi
Three Indian players who deserved to be part of West Indies tour
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Both Rohit and Kohli are struggling for the form and need regular playing time as both will be part of India’s squad for the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Let’s take a look at three Indian players who deserve to be part of the West Indies tour.
India-West-Indies
3 players to watch out for in IND vs WI T20 Series
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While the West Indies is yet to announce their squad for the T20Is, let us have a look at the top three players to watch out for from the Indian camp as this could be a potential T20 World Cup audition.
Ben-Stokes
Ben Stokes was a fabulous ODI player but he has also been on the right side of fate 
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Needless to say, Stokes will be sorely missed at a tournament that he virtually won single-handedly for England in 2019. With this in mind, what will Stokes’ legacy in the ODI arena look like now that he has called it a day in the 50-over format?
Shikhar-Shubham-ODI-Series
Dhawan, Gill guide India to three-run win in high-scoring first ODI vs West Indies
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While Dhawan missed the century by just three runs, Gill, returning to the playing XI in ODIs for the first time since December 2020, played with a point to prove, scoring a magnificent 64 off just 53 balls. The 22-year-old Gill showed tremendous class as he smashed the West Indies pacers for boundaries inside the powerplay, racing to 41 off 28 balls in the first 10 overs and bringing up his maiden ODI half-century soon off just 36 balls.
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Ravi-Shastri-test-cricket
Keep Test cricket to top six teams; respect quality over quantity: Ravi Shastri
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Adding to the way he wants the Test format, Shastri insisted that the format wouldn't be limited to only six sides, but teams will have to qualify for being part of the top six to be able to play the format. As per current rankings, the top six ranked teams in Test cricket are Australia, India, South Africa, England, New Zealand and Pakistan. As per Shastri's proposal, teams such as West Indies, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka would miss out on playing Tests, so as do Afghanistan and Ireland, which aren't on the Test rankings yet.
Shardul-Thakur
Shardul will have to compete with Hardik for his place in Indian playing XI, feels Scott Styris
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Hardik, who has been in sensational form and played a match-winning knock in the series-decider 3rd ODI against England, has been given a break from the three 50-over matches against the West Indies. On the other hand, Shardul has been named in the 16-member Indian squad for the ODI series, beginning on Friday.
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