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10:39 AM ET After not being considered for the World Cup, India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is likely to play first-class cricket for English county Hampshire. It is understood that Rahane, who is a Grade A contracted player, sought permission from the BCCI this week to play for Hampshire. ESPNcricinfo understands the BCCI is open
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9:30 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff A not-so-cryptic tweet from Ambati Rayudu has added to the public criticism of the decision to drop him for the World Cup. Rayudu was left out in favour of Vijay Shankar, who, in the words of the chief selector, brings “three dimensions” to the side. A day after the said
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  shares Mumbai Indians celebrate a thrilling win © BCCI Big picture Royal Challengers Bangalore finally have a victory to show for all their efforts this season. They chased down 174 in the last over against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Saturday night, and have quickly flown to Mumbai for their next clash. The
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3:00 AM ET Alagappan Muthu Big picture Six losses on the trot, and plenty of them tally back to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s weak bowling units. But this season, it may be argued that their batting is the one causing bigger problems, misfiring through every stage of an IPL match. Statistics indicate they have scored at
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  shares Virat Kohli with his batting gear in Australia © Getty Images Virat Kohli’s reputation as the outstanding cricketer of his generation has been further enhanced by a brace of accolades in the 2019 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, which is published today. Kohli, who will lead India’s World Cup campaign in England later
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4:29 PM ET Weeks after expressing his displeasure over the slow, low Chepauk track in the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni was once again critical of the pitch following another low-scoring match, against Kolkata Knight Riders. After Super Kings inserted Knight Riders, keeping the dewy conditions in Chennai
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3:00 AM ET Toss Chennai Super Kings chose to bowl v Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni decided to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders in the clash of the table toppers at Chepauk. Dhoni’s explanation, when asked about his decision, was one word: dew. His opposite number Dinesh Karthik admitted that
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3:55 AM ET India’s World Cup squad will be picked in Mumbai on April 15. The meeting is likely to be attended by Virat Kohli, with the India captain scheduled to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in their away match against Mumbai Indians on the same evening. Although the deadline set by the ICC to announce
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3:00 AM ET Toss Royal Challengers Bangalore chose to bowl v Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli opted to bowl first against Mumbai Indians, with a plan to chase well on a placid pitch. The home side did not change their playing XI, as they looked to bounce back from the thrashing they
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1:22 PM ET Shashank Kishore Srinath Sripath Chahal reaps the rewards for no-fear attitude There’s no fear. Not even after Yuvraj Singh has walloped him for three sixes. For those two minutes, even the DJ at the Chinnaswamy Stadium seems lost. He urges the crowd to go “Aree-Ceee-Beee”, but they alternate between “Yuvi-Yuvi-Yuvi” and “we
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