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1:01 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff The end of India’s Women’s World T20 campaign in November was marred by a dispute centered around Mithali Raj’s exclusion and she found herself on the outside once again as the team played their first match since losing that semi-final in November. ESPNcricinfo understands Raj will likely be picked for
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  shares Snell Patel hit his second first-class century © PTI Lunch: Saurashtra 284 for 9 (Snell 102, Unadkat 34*, Sarwate 5-90, Wakhare 3-72) trail Vidarbha 312 by 28 runs Snell Patel completed his second first-class century, but it really was their gutsy lower-order batting, led by captain Jaydev Unadkat, that kept Saurashtra in the
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8:15 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sachin Tendulkar believes India are “the favourites” to win the 2019 World Cup. Tendulkar’s comments came two days after his former India team-mate Rahul Dravid, too, backedVirat Kohli’s men to win a third World Cup for India. “As far as our chances are concerned, I will not hesitate in saying
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3:00 AM ET Saurabh Somani in Nagpur Tea Vidarbha 130 for 4 (Kale 35, Unadkat 2-20) v Saurashtra Saurashtra kept a tight leash on Vidarbha’s scoring, but the middle order defended stoutly as the defending champions recovered from three early strikes to reach tea at 130 for 4 on the first day. Saurashtra are still
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3:00 AM ET India 252 (Rayudu 90, Pandya 45, Shankar 45, Henry 4-35, Boult 3-39) v New Zealand India wanted to see how their batting goes under pressure when they decided to bat despite knowledge there was early moisture in the Wellington surface to be exploited. What they found out was not all pretty as
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3:00 AM ET India chose to bat v New Zealand India continued to put their batting in the spotlight by choosing to do the difficult thing after winning the toss. It doesn’t all have to do with the 92 all out in the previous game, but about putting the batsmen in a situation where they
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3:34 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Ambati Rayudu has been suspended from bowling in international cricket after he elected not to submit to a test of his bowling action within the stipulated period of 14 days of being reported for a suspect action. According to the ICC, Rayudu, a part-time offspinner, will remain suspended from bowling
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3:00 AM ET Toss India elected to bat v New Zealand India won the toss and set themselves the challenge of defending a total after having been successful in three successive chases. Also, in the last two matches in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand had batted first and won, which might have been a factor in
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12:44 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir was among eight sportspersons who were picked on Friday to receive the prestigious Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian award. Besides Gambhir, the seven other sportspersons named for the award were football player Sunil Chhetri, chess grandmaster Harika Dronavalli, table tennis player Sharath Kamal, archer
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8:34 AM ET The first day of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 semi-finals was headlined by Umesh Yadav‘s career-best 7 for 48 and Wasim Jaffer’s record-breaking feat of becoming the only man in the competition’s history to score more than 1000 runs in two separate seasons. While Vidarbha held the advantage against Kerala, Saurashtra had reason
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  shares Virat Kohli eyes up the off side © Getty Images India captain Virat Kohli will not play the last two ODIs of the New Zealand series, and the T20s that follow; he has been rested for those games, the BCCI said on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma will captain India in his absence. No replacement
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