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RCB
Don't sweat over matchups; still have several trump cards: RCB's Mike Hesson
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RCB will take on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in a crucial game at the DY Patil Stadium later on Tuesday, with a chance for the winner to go top of the IPL table. The two teams are currently bunched with Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad on eight points, with only the Net Run Rate (NRR) separating them on the points table. In fact a close look at the two competing sides on Tuesday shows that they are closely matched in all departments of the game, and Hesson conceded the two had "similar balance".
Ricky-Ponting
England 'to target Ricky Ponting' as Test coach: Report
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The Australian legend Ponting is currently working as head coach with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals.Rob Key, the former Kent and England batter who subsequently forged a successful career in broadcasting, has been appointed by the ECB as its new managing director of England men's cricket.
Cheteshwar-Pujara
Pujara looks to get back into Test reckoning with series of good performances for Sussex
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Pujara's underwhelming performances in the last season saw him being dropped from India's squad for the Sri Lanka Test series earlier this year and also being demoted in the latest central contracts' list from Grade A to Grade B. Pujara saw an opportunity to get back into form by playing county cricket when Australia's Travis Head declared his inability to play for Sussex due to increased international commitments. He immediately agreed to sign a contract with them for the majority of the 2022 season.
IPL
CSK's Rayudu becomes 10th Indian cricketer in IPL to cross 4,000 runs
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The 36-year-old Rayudu became the 10th Indian batter overall to achieve the feat in the IPL. Rayudu, who has played 55 ODIs and averages a commendable 47.05, was picked up by the Super Kings in 2018 and was once again picked by the team ahead of IPL 2022. He has scored 1,628 runs for the Super Kings at a strike rate of 127.88.
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Kuldeep Yadav
Dispatching Kuldeep towards the short boundary at Wankhede was my game plan: RCB's Maxwell
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Maxwell smashed 55 off just 34 balls, while later in the innings Dinesh Karthik's unbeaten 66 did the damage as RCB scored a competitive 189/5 and then restricted DC to 173/7 to make it four wins in six for the Bengaluru outfit. Maxwell took 23 runs off Kuldeep Yadav in an over to begin RCB's resurgence.
Cheteshwar-Pujara
Pujara hits unbeaten double century to help Sussex draw against Derbyshire
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Pujara scored 201 off 387 deliveries, hitting 23 fours in his 467-minutes knock and with opener and skipper Tom Harris leading from the front with 243 (491 balls, 654 minutes, 4x22), Sussex Posted 513/3 in their second innings on being asked to follow-on. The pair shared a stand of 351 in 119 overs, a Sussex record for any wicket against Derbyshire.
Vinod-Rai
I am content that we brought a player-centric approach to BCCI: Vinod Rai
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Rai, who was appointed as the Head of the Supreme Court-mandated Committee of Administrators(CoA) to oversee the administration of the BCCI on January 30, 2017, tells IANS that several people told him that considering the fact that his experience at BCCI was much different from any other officer there, the same warranted a book.
Cheteshwar-Pujara
Indian batter Pujara, Pakistan's Rizwan make Sussex debut together
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Salisbury is delighted to be able to call upon the two new overseas players who recently joined up with the team this week. "I am extremely excited to be able to bring in players of Rizwan and Pujara's quality into the side. Not only are they absolute world-class cricketers that will boost our performances on the pitch, but to have them around the boys and in the dressing room can only be a positive," he said in a statement.
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James-Anderson
England's Anderson unhappy about not getting an explanation for omission from Test squad
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Anderson along with his long-time opening partner Stuart Broad has been excluded from the team for the last few Test matches. According to reports in the English media, the national team setup is undertaking a "red-ball reset" and it appears that the two pacers are being kept out of the team as part of the reset process.
T-Natarajan
Ravi Shastri praises T Natarajan, says India missed pacer in the T20 World Cup
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"Very happy for him. We missed him in the World Cup. He would've been a certainty had he been fit. He got injured against England when we were playing the ODI series and we really missed him (in the World Cup)," Shastri said in ESPNCricinfo's 'T20 Time:Out'. He's that specialist death bowler, bowls those yorkers very skillfully. He's got great control. He is skiddy. A bit quicker than you think and hits the bat," he added.
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