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Kohli is greatest ODI batsman to have played the game: Clarke

20 hours ago  
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That Virat Kohli is destined to be among the pantheons of all-time greats is an oft-repeated assertion but for former Australia captain Michael Clarke, the India skipper is already the greatest ODI batsman to have ever played the game. Kohli, the World No. 1 Test and ODI batsman, led India through a historic tour of Australia, during which the team won the Test and ODI rubbers and drew the T20I series. Michael Clarke Kohli's India was the first team ever not to lose any series Down Under and along the way, he continued to add to his rapidly-rising count of international hundreds. "To me, Virat Kohli is the greatest batsman to have ever played one-day cricket. I have no doubts after seeing what he has achieved for India," Clarke said. Kohli has already scored 10,385 runs in 219 ODIs with an astounding average of 59 plus, including 39 hundreds. An unabashed Kohli fan, Clarke said that the Indian's passion is unmatchable. "You have to respect Virat's passion to win games for his count..
                 

Imam, Hafeez steer Pakistan to win over South Africa

22 hours ago  
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Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez set up a five-wicket win for Pakistan in the first one-day international against South Africa at St George's Park on Saturday. The left-handed Imam made a cultured 86 off 101 balls and Hafeez hit an unbeaten 71 off 63 deliveries as Pakistan chased down a target of 267 with five balls to spare. Hashim Amla's 27th one-day international century was not enough for South Africa, who lost only two wickets in scoring 266 runs after winning the toss. Pakistan's bowlers deserved credit for their team's win, which came after the tourists were well-beaten in all three Test matches. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed used his bowlers in short spells and their mixture of seam and spin proved better suited to a slow pitch than South Africa's attack. South African strike bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier conceded a combined 124 runs in 19.1 overs. The Pakistan batsmen also proved better at rotating the strike, particularly during a 94-run second-wicket stand betwe..
                 

Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant to assist India 'A'

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Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will play two one-dayers while Ajinkya Rahane will lead the India A side in the first three games against England Lions in a home series beginning January 23. The BCCI senior selection committee on Saturday announced the India A squad for the five one-dayers against the Lions. Pant was dropped from the ODI team for the just-concluded three-match series in Australia but he remains in the reckoning for a World Cup spot following his stellar showing in the Test series. The hard-hitting batsman will play the ODI games on January 29 and 31 before flying to New Zealand for India's T20 International series beginning February 6. Also getting some game time will be Test vice-captain Rahane, who has been named in the India A squad for the first three one-dayers. Hanuma Vihari, who was a part of the Indian team which won a historic Test series in Australia, will also been seen in action alongside Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur. Maharashtra batsman Ankit Bawne..
                 

'No one is more committed to Indian cricket than Dhoni'

3 days ago  
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A saga of dropped catches, missed run-out chances for Aussies

3 days ago  
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Umesh Yadav: When you aren’t getting a consistent run, you are thinking more about how to earn your chance

6 hours ago  
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The similarities and differences between Kohli and Tendulkar

3 days ago  
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21st January 2000: Abdul Razzaq's All-round Show Floors India

11 hours ago  
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India vs New Zealand: Should not get too caught up with ‘sensational’ Virat Kohli, says Ross Taylor

15 hours ago  
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Ban on KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya was a bit over the top: Allan Border

18 hours ago  
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Ranji Trophy: Record run-chase takes Saurashtra into semi-finals

2 days ago  
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Cheteshwar Pujara may not have made a big contribution, but his mere presence was reassuring enough as Saurashtra notched up the highest run-chase in the annals of the Ranji Trophy to subdue Uttar Pradesh by six wickets on the way to the semi-finals. At the Ekana Stadium here, after trailing by 171 runs, Saurashtra clawed their way back by dismissing UP for 194 in the second essay. That left them with a daunting target of 372. Pujara remained unbeaten on 67 and Sheldon Jackson on 73 as the two put on 136 for the fifth wicket to take the team home an hour after lunch on the final day. Much was expected of Pujara in the first innings, but he was gobbled up by junior India pacer Shivam Mavi for 11. That led to Saurashtra conceding a huge lead. But the bowlers, led by skipper Jaydev Unadkat, kept their team in the hunt by not allowing the hosts to run away with the match. Openers Snell Patel and Harvik Desai put Saurashtra on the path to victory by setting a strong platform of 132 runs...
                 

India vs New Zealand: India’s Chance to Set a Few Records Straight in New Zealand

13 hours ago  
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Matthew Wade, D'Arcy Short lead Hobart Hurricanes' 10-wicket rout of Adelaide Strikers

13 hours ago  
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India are now no different to the great West Indies teams of the past, says Dean Jones

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni: I'm ready to bat at any position

2 days ago  
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Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Friday said he has no preference in the Indian batting order and is ready to bat at any position as per the need of the team. Dhoni was adjudged the Man of the Series after he guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket win in the third ODI, thus securing a maiden 2-1 series win in Australia. Batting at number four, Dhoni, who generally bats at number six, anchored India's chase with a 114-ball 87 not out which was studded with six boundaries. "I am happy to bat at any number. The important thing is where the team needs me," said Dhoni, when asked where he wants to bat. "Whether I play at 4 or 6, we need to see if the team balance can be retained. I'm happy to bat lower down at 6. I can't say I can't bat at No. 6 after playing 14 years," he said after the match. Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav shared a 121-run partnership for the unconquered fourth wicket while chasing a tricky target of 231. Asked what the game plan was, Dhoni said: "It was a slow wicket, s..
                 

Tushar's fourth successive ton guides Al-Barkaat into final

3 days ago  
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Tushar Singh smashed yet another century to help Al-Barkaat MMI (Kurla) enter the final of the MSSA-organised U-14 Giles Shield cricket tournament after IES VN Sule Guruji (Dadar) failed to take the first innings lead on Day Two of their semi-final at Cross Maidan yesterday. Both teams mutually agreed to call off the match, after Al Barkaat reached 191-0 in reply to the opposition's 190 in the post lunch session. Tushar was batting on 116 while Asif Khan was 67 not out. This is Tushar's fourth successive century. His scores in the last three innings read: 132, 130 not out and 202 not out. Al Barkaat will face defending champions Rizvi Springfield (Bandra) in the final at the Wankhede Stadium from January 22 to 24. Rizvi beat Anjuman-I-Islam (CSMT) on the first innings. Catch up on all the latest T20 news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates..
                 

India vs New Zealand | How Kiwi Middle-Order Plays Kuldeep, Chahal Will Dictate Series: Hesson

14 hours ago  
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WATCH: Indian team reaches Auckland for limited overs series

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Harbhajan Singh is on top of the world with Geeta Basra, literally!

3 days ago  
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Harbhajan Singh is enjoying a family vacation in Dubai these days with wife Geeta Basra and daughter Hinaya Heer Plaha. Harbhajan Singh posted pictures with his family on top of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.       View this post on Instagram With you two I am always on top of the world ❤ï¸ÂðŸ˜˜ @geetabasra @hinayaheerplaha #airarabiaholidays #burjkhalifa #dubai #airarabia A post shared by Harbhajan Turbanator Singh (@harbhajan3) onJan 16, 2019 at 4:45am PST Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra also adorned the traditional Arabic scarf in one picture.       View this post on Instagram Habibi ❤ï¸ÂðŸª A post shared by Harbhajan Turbanator Singh (@harbhajan3) onJan 16, 2019 at 9:17pm PST The couple was also spotted enjoying the much acclaimed desert safari in Dub..
                 

Hashim Amla breaks Virat Kohli’s record but faces flak for ‘selfish innings’

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Pujara’s pep-talk spurred team on

2 days ago  
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Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur fifties script comfortable Vikings win

2 days ago  
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He said, he said

2 days ago  
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Ajinkya Rahane to lead India A squad against England Lions

2 days ago  
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India vs Australia ODI: Five talking points from India’s series win

2 days ago  
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Nuwan Pradeep Ruled Out of Australia Tour With Hamstring Injury

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Indian players’ report card after successful ODI series vs Australia

2 days ago  
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‘Ball lelo nahi to bolega retirement le rahe hain’: MS Dhoni jokes with Sanjay Bangar after 3rd ODI vs Australia

2 days ago  
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Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma meet Roger Federer, watch Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic play

2 days ago  
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Ranji Trophy quarter-finals: Aditya Sarvate’s all-round show gives Vidarbha the edge

2 days ago  
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South Africa vs Pakistan, First ODI at Port Elizabeth, Highlights: As it Happened

2 days ago  
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‘Humble and Exceptional’ Umesh Yadav Paves Way for Vidarbha Victory

2 days ago  
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India vs Australia 2018: Sunil Gavaskar questions no prize money to Team India after ODI triumph

3 days ago  
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Rahane, Pant Named in India A squad to Face England Lions

2 days ago  
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If criticism is agenda-driven, I will throw a punch back at the critic, says Ravi Shastri

3 days ago  
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Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul ban: CoA mulls behavioural counselling for Indian team

11 hours ago  
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Frylinck's allround brilliance gives Vikings thrilling win

9 hours ago  
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Prithvi Shaw injury update: 19-year-old says will be fit before IPL 2019

16 hours ago  
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Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha rout Uttarakhand

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News / Mid-Day/ Cricket  
Reigningchampions Vidarbha routed minnows Uttarakhand by an innings and 115 runs in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final here Saturday and made to the semifinals. India pacer Umesh Yadav (5-23) and slow left arm orthodox bowler Aditya Sarvate (5-55) grabbed five wickets each to dismantle them for 159 in the second innings and script a memorable win. Trailing the hosts by 274 runs in the first innings and resuming the day at the overnight score of 152 for 5, Uttarakhand needed to bat out their skin to salvage a draw. But their innings folded up very quickly as they lost their last five wickets for only seven runs. It was an abject surrender by Uttarakhand as their lower middle order and the tail failed to put up any fight. First innings centurian Saurabh Rawat fell for a duck after being trapped in front of the wicket by Yadav. Before that Sarvate sent back Malolan Rangarajan (2) to the pavilion. Ater Rawat's departure, Vidarbha bowlers blew out the tail to help their team emerge triumph..
                 

CK Khanna: Let Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul play while inquiry is on

2 days ago  
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BCCI acting President C K Khanna Saturday urged the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to lift the suspension on Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul for their much-criticised sexist remarks and refused to convene a Special General Meeting on the matter. Khanna said calling the SGM to appoint an ombudsman to investigate the two players' conduct, as demanded by Board officials, wouldn't be right as the Supreme Court is due to take up the issue next week. Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry for their sexist comments on a TV chat show. "They made a mistake, and they have already been suspended and called back from the series against Australia. They have also submitted an unconditional apology," Khanna wrote in a letter to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) running the BCCI. "I suggest that pending inquiry we reinstate both the cricketers into the Indian squad immediately and allow them to join the team in New Zealand at the earliest," he added. The CoA wants the Supreme Co..
                 

MS Dhoni the Floater Could be India’s World Cup Trump Card

12 hours ago  
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India vs New Zealand | McLean Park Prepares for Return of International Cricket With India ODI

13 hours ago  
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Sourav Ganguly comes to aid of stricken former India team mate

18 hours ago  
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Australia’s Kurtis Patterson earns late call-up for Sri Lanka Tests

22 hours ago  
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Have seen Sachin get angry, but not MS: Ravi Shastri

2 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Cricket  
Ravi Shastri has seen Sachin Tendulkar get "angry at times" but not Mahendra Singh Dhoni, "a once in 40 years player" who will be very difficult to replace once he bids adieu to the game, according to India's head coach. The 37-year-old Dhoni, who was panned by critics for 51 off 96 balls in the first ODI against Australia, showed glimpses of his golden days by anchoring India to a series win with scores of unbeaten knocks of 55 and 87 in the next two. "He is a legend. He will go down as one of our great cricketers. I have never seen an individual so sound. I have seen Sachin at times get angry. Not this man," Shastri told the 'Daily Telegraph'. Shastri made it clear that a player of Dhoni's calibre can't be replaced. "You can't. Such players only come once in 30 or 40 years. That is what I tell Indians. Enjoy while it lasts. When he goes you will see a void that will be very hard to fill," he said. The coach is hopeful that Rishabh Pant would live up to the hype surrounding him but ..
                 

Centurions Rajsigh, Aditya boost Mumbai U-14 to 418-6

3 days ago  
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India & Kohli Consolidate Test Rankings, Pujara Moves to Third

14 hours ago  
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iShant 2.0: Rebooted, upgraded

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PCB to probe Pakistan’s poor Test performance in South Africa: Ehsan Mani

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Suresh Raina carries his wife Priyanka on shoulders

3 days ago  
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Suresh Raina seems to be flexing his shoulder muscles these days. The Indian cricketer has posted a couple of videos on his Instagram handle, where he is seen carrying his wife on his shoulder in one video and in the other video he carries his friend on his shoulder inside a gym. In the first video that Suresh Raina has posted, he is seen hauling his friend on his shoulders and walking around in the gym. The video is captioned, "Lifting on Back - Fitness is not about gyms, fad diets or shortcuts. Its a state of mind & a way of life. Sometimes you gotta go the desi way & grind out results. Don't forget to have fun along the way. My friend asked me for a lift, so I obliged #trainhard #powerup #crankit #vikrambetal"       View this post on Instagram "Lifting on Back - Fitness is not about gyms, fad diets or shortcuts. Its a state of mind & a way of life. Sometimes you gotta go the desi way & grind out results. Dont forget to have fun along the ..
                 

I Will Be Fit Before IPL 2019, Says Prithvi Shaw

15 hours ago  
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Vince, Silk destroy Heat to lift Sixers to second

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Pakistan beat South Africa by five wickets in 1st ODI

yesterday  
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Old MS Dhoni is Back With a Vengeance: Border

yesterday  
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Unstoppable Stoinis gives Stars crucial win

2 days ago  
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Ranji Trophy semifinals fixtures: Kerala face Vidarbha, Saurashtra clash with Karnataka in semifinals

2 days ago  
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Experience of Other Coaching Roles Will Make Royals Stint Easier: Upton

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Kohli is Greatest ODI Batsman to Have Played The Game: Clarke

yesterday  
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Ranji Trophy: Harvik Desai’s maiden ton guides Saurashtra to record-breaking win in quarters

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Pakistan vs South Africa 1st ODI Live Cricket Score, PAK vs SA Live Score Online: South Africa win toss, elect to bat first

2 days ago  
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Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha rout Uttarakhand to reach semis

2 days ago  
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Maxwell Should Lead Australia in The World Cup: Johnson

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Josh Hazlewood ruled out of Sri Lanka Test series, Jhye Richardson called in as replacement

2 days ago  
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Ranji Trophy quarter-finals: In big chase, Harvik Desai stands tall

2 days ago  
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History, Chapter 2: After Test series win, One-Day wonder Down Under

3 days ago  
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Ranji Trophy quarter-finals: Karnataka beat Rajasthan by 6 wickets, enter semifinals

3 days ago  
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India vs Australia | Lakshmanan: Dhoni Slides Smoothly into Role as Middle Order Enabler

2 days ago  
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Australia Wander Lost in Spin Dominated ODI World

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Have seen Sachin Tendulkar get angry but not MS Dhoni, says Ravi Shastri

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India vs Australia | Melbourne Report Card: Chahal & Dhoni Score Big in the Final Exam

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Cheteshwar Pujara opens up on Australia tour, early career at Express Adda

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