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8:00 AM GMT New Zealand A 295 for 7 (Worker 135, McConchie 56, Neesham 33*, Porel 3-50, Siraj 2-73) beat India A 266 for 9 (Pandya 51, Kishan 44, Vijay 41, Neesham 2-24, Duffy 2-35, Jamieson 2-69) by 29 runs George Worker‘s 144-ball 135 helped New Zealand A pull level in the three-match one-day series
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1:23 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff An lbw appeal during a Ranji Trophy match could end up having an impact on India’s tour of New Zealand. Ishant Sharma will be hopeful the MRI scan he takes on Monday evening will not reveal a fracture or a tear, after he twisted his ankle and hobbled off the
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4:56 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Bapu Nadkarni, the former India allrounder known for his extreme economy with the ball, has died aged 86. Nadkarni, who made his India debut in December 1955, played 41 Test matches, scoring 1414 runs at an average of 25.70 and taking 88 wickets at 29.07. The statistic that defined him,
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2:28 PM GMT Despite having not yet appointed a Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), the BCCI has put out an advertisement to fill positions in the national selection panels including the men’s committee where two members were on extension. On Sunday, the BCCI advertised to fill up the following positions: two slots on the senior men’s
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2:17 AM GMT Vishal Dikshit in Rajkot When trying to finalise the best batting line-up in the ongoing series, India were wondering how to squeeze three openers in the XI and also fix a fragile-looking middle order with decent options but nobody really outshining the other. What do you do then? Simple, move an opener
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6:20 PM GMT Nagraj Gollapudi Close News editor, ESPNcricinfo Nagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfo Vishal Dikshit In a heartfelt tribute to Bapu Nadkarni, who died on Friday aged 86, Sunil Gavaskar has hailed the former India allrounder’s attitude and cricketing acumen. Gavaskar was in Rajkot, as part of the commentators’ panel for the
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8:56 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff MS Dhoni is missing from BCCI’s annual retainers’ list for 2019-20. Dhoni, who had been awarded a Grade A contract, the second-most lucrative retainer, in 2019, has not played a single professional game since the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand last year. India coach Ravi Shastri, though, stressed that
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Jan 15, 2020 ESPNcricinfo staff R Ashwin will join Yorkshire for most of this year’s County Championship season. The club said 33-year-old Ashwin would become their “frontline overseas spinner” playing at least eight Championship matches once his IPL commitments with Delhi Capitals end and following a seven-day break immediately afterwards, requested by the BCCI. He
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8:22 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff India captain Virat Kohli has said that he will rethink his batting at No.4 after another failure at that position in the side’s ten-wicket defeat in the ODI series opener against Australia in Mumbai on Tuesday. There has been plenty of chatter around India’s top-order combination, with the return of
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12:47 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Rishabh Pant has been diagnosed with concussion, resulting in his not being able to take the field for the second half of the first ODI against Australia in Mumbai. The 22-year old wicketkeeper was struck on the head by a bouncer from Mitchell Starc in the 44th over, a ricochet
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5:46 PM GMT The BCCI has been asked to convene a meeting of its Apex Council at the earliest by Alka Rehani Bharadwaj, the nominee of the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG), to look into the conflict of interest complaints filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a life member at the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA). The
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