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4:54 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff The family of Jacob Martin, Baroda’s Ranji Trophy winning former captain, has appealed to the cricketing community to help raise funds for his treatment as he continues to remain on life support in a Vadodara hospital. Martin met with a road accident on December 28 and is reportedly on ventilator
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8:21 AM ET Hemant Brar in Lucknow Before Saturday, Saurashtra had never won a match against Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy. They had played seven, losing three and conceding the first-innings lead thrice. That record didn’t look likely to change when Saurashtra ended their first innings against the same opponents in the Ranji Trophy
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8:46 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff MS Dhoni cannot be replaced, feels India head coach Ravi Shastri. “You can’t,” Shastri told Michael Vaughan in an interview published in the Daily Telegraph, when asked about the plans once Dhoni, now 37, retires. “Such players only come once in 30 or 40 years. That is what I tell
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11:44 PM ET Aaron Finch is having a season to forget and is now on a run of one half-century in 23 international innings across all formats. He has admitted he needs a break, but at the moment that won’t come until April after the away series against India and Pakistan. His ODI summer ended
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7:33 AM ET On Thursday, the Supreme Court will reconvene to hear the longstanding case related to the BCCI. The most important point on the agenda is the status report submitted last October by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) asking the court to bar voting rights of non-compliant states and finalising a timeline for BCCI
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8:53 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff He came in with equation reading 139 off 118 deliveries. He took it to the last over. He hit the first ball for a six, and made sure India won the game. MS Dhoni was in his element in Adelaide and Virat Kohli was highly appreciative of him. “There’s no
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  shares Virat Kohli kisses the Border-Gavaskar Trophy © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images India captain Virat Kohli has said that Test cricket will stay relevant for a long time if India prioritise it. Speaking to BCCI.tv about his long-term plans as captain, Kohli said his vision for India was domination in Test cricket, and, given the
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3:00 AM ET Australia won the toss and decided to bat against India India have handed an ODI debut to seamer Mohammed Siraj as they aim to level the one-day series against Australia on a hot day in Adelaide. They will have to bowl in the highest temperatures after Aaron Finch won the toss and
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3:00 AM ET Big Picture That was largely unexpected. Australia produced arguably their best ODI performance in two years to convincingly take the honours at the SCG and, as in the T20 series which began the tour, leave India needing to find a response. Australia’s batting was efficient rather than electric and the question remains
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6:20 AM ET Liam Brickhill The announcement of the dates for this year’s IPL has put Zimbabwe’s tour of India in March in doubt, and the visit may be restructured, postponed or even cancelled entirely. While no dates had been settled upon for Zimbabwe’s visit, the tour was scheduled to take place at some point
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11:21 AM ET Mayank Agarwal and Vijay Shankar are likely to replace KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for the remainder of the Australia series followed by the limited-overs tour of New Zealand. The Indian selectors were forced to name replacements after the Committee of Administrators suspended Pandya and Rahul for their controversial comments on a
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India’s ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma believes No. 4 is the “ideal” position for MS Dhoni as India continue to jostle with their middle-order combinations ahead of the World Cup. Dhoni made 51 off 96 balls in the first ODI against Australia at the SCG. He added 137 in 28 overs with Rohit to repair the
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  shares Hardik Pandya gestures at the spectators © BCCI First, let’s get the easy stuff out of the way. What Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul said on the talk show was misogynistic and unacceptable, and warranted the BCCI’s intervention. They are public figures and will, and must, be held to those standards; they are
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  shares Hardik Pandya fields off his own bowling © AFP/Getty Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul will not be considered for selection for the first match of the Australia-India ODI series. ESPNcricinfo understands that although the Committee of Administrators (CoA) is still deliberating the course of action against the two players for their controversial comments
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