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Legends League Cricket 2022: Imran Tahir fifty helps World Giants stun India Maharajas

Legends League Cricket 2022: Imran Tahir fifty helps World Giants stun India Maharajas

In a humdinger run-fest, the World Giants overrode the odds to beat India Maharajas by three wickets for its first win in the Legends League Cricket tournament, courtesy a blistering half-century by Imran Tahir in Muscat on Saturday. The Giants romped home in the final over of a mammoth 210 chase after finding itself tottering …

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Different format, same result: India loses second ODI at trot against SA to concede series

Different format, same result: India loses second ODI at trot against SA to concede series

India needs to change their white ball template. That is the biggest lesson from the defeat of their ODI series against South Africa. In addition to Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur and Ravichandran Ashwin’s 48-run partnership at death, the tourists also played terrifying cricket in the second ODI, losing the match by seven wickets and …

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Australia ICC Test Team of the Year, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Joe Root, Kane Williamson

Australia ICC Test Team of the Year, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Joe Root, Kane Williamson

Australia could only handle one player on the ICC test team of the year, despite reclaiming the top spot in the team rankings with best test bowler Pat Cummins, a curious omission. It’s the first time Australia has held the No. 1 test team mantle since May 2020, but it wasn’t enough to see them …

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Travis Head, ICC Test batting rankings, Australia, bowling rankings, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith

Travis Head, ICC Test batting rankings, Australia, bowling rankings, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith

Australian Ashes hero Travis Head was the top mover in the MRF Tires ICC Test Player Rankings after his Man of the Series winning performance against England in the summer. Head looted an Ashes top 357 run averaging 59.50 with a strike rate of 86.02, including two centuries, half a century and a high of …

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Large-sized traveling companions hit hard by Ranji’s postponement, financially and cricket-wise

Large-sized traveling companions hit hard by Ranji’s postponement, financially and cricket-wise

With the 2021-22 season of the Ranji Trophy currently being postponed due to the pandemic, after the tournament was canceled last season, it has hit hard, especially those domestic players who only play the long format of the game. Not only are they missing out on income, but their cricket development is also at a …

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Ashes 2022, Australia vs England, cricket news, Justin Langer coaching contract, why Cricket Australia must offer new deal

Ashes 2022, Australia vs England, cricket news, Justin Langer coaching contract, why Cricket Australia must offer new deal

Last August it was time to talk about Justin Langer. The players spoke, the wounded coach listened, the results turned. Now it’s time for Cricket Australia to move swiftly to re-sign Langer, or risk minimizing the value of winning at the elite level. It’s worth recapping that the unrest was real and the frustration from …

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Rahul’s possible coronation a sign of IPL logic infiltrating Indian cricket

Rahul’s possible coronation a sign of IPL logic infiltrating Indian cricket

“Captaincy,” the late Richie Benaud had famously said, “is 90 percent luck and 10 percent skill…but don’t try without that 10 percent.” Unfortunately, what was once the undeniable truth has not stood the test of time. Cricket’s rapid spin-off and the overwhelming influence of franchise-based T20 competitions on the game’s ecosystem have forced a rewrite. …

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