Amit Banerjee
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England vs West Indies: Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope and other English players to watch out for in cricket's return to action

From Ben Stokes, who takes charge of England for the opening Test, to Jofra Archer, who will be up against the men representing his country of birth, here are some of the English cricketers to watch out for in the upcoming series against West Indies.

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Backlash 2020: Shawn Michaels names his greatest in-ring rivals; predicts winner of Edge vs Randy Orton match

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, who currently serves in a backstage role with the NXT brand, predicts his winner in the Edge-Randy Orton event that takes place this Sunday on Backlash.

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My First IPL Match: Subramaniam Badrinath relives CSK debut, says partnership with Michael Hussey gave him a lot of confidence

Subramaniam Badrinath cracked an unbeaten 31 off 14 balls to forge an unbroken 73-run stand with Michael Hussey in CSK's first ever match in the IPL.

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Subramaniam Badrinath sheds light on mental aspect of sport, describes mind skills as 'bridge' to achieving desired results

Subramaniam Badrinath is among those who place equal importance to both aspects of the game, and acknowledge the immense benefits that mental conditioning has to offer to athletes plying their trade across levels.

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My Favourite Match: Ricky Ponting's rampaging Aussies flatten India in 2003 World Cup final, break a billion hearts

When the Indian team reached the ICC World Cup final for the first time in 20 years, it felt like a once-in-a-lifetime event for Indian fans, who weren’t sure of witnessing a repeat anytime in the near future.

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My Favourite Match: When Sourav Ganguly and Co stopped the Aussie juggernaut and ushered in a new era in Indian cricket

Sourav Ganguly had taken over the reins of Team India after the fallout of the match-fixing saga around a year prior to this match, but it was with this victory that he had finally announced himself as a leader, and ushered in a new era in Indian cricket.

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India vs South Africa, ODI series preview: Upbeat Proteas hope to put up a better fight against Virat Kohli and Co. this time

The Quinton de Kock-led South Africa will hope to carry the momentum of their 3-0 sweep over Australia into the one-day series against Virat Kohli-led India.

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'No team can go without a dip in form': Ex-Liverpool stars Emile Heskey and Jason McAteer address team's recent defeats

Ex-Liverpool players Emile Heskey and Jason McAteer spoke about Jurgen Klopp's brilliance as a manager, the team's recent defeats and more while addressing the media at an event in New Delhi.

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India vs New Zealand: KL Rahul's all-round contribution, the classic Kiwi brain-fade and other takeaways from T20I series

Here are the key takeaways from the five-match T20I series between India and New Zealand, where the Men in Blue became the first team to register a 5-0 scoreline in the shortest format.

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Robin Singh interview: Hyderabad FC forward believes Indian football has enough talent to fill Sunil Chhetri-sized void

Hyderabad FC footballer Robin Singh talks about his team's struggles in their debut appearance in the Indian Super League, the Indian football team's progress under Igor Stimac among other topics.

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India vs Australia, ODI series preview: While Men in Blue ponder over batting order, upbeat visitors plot repeat of last year's heroics

Despite India going into the series as favourites, Australia will seek inspiration from their come-from-behind series victory over the Men in Blue in a five-ODI series last year.

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: From Prithvi Shaw to Shivam Mavi, a look at how 2018 title winning squad has progressed since

Here we look at each member of the victorious India squad for ICC U-19 World Cup in 2018 and summarise their progress across various levels of competitive cricket since then.

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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: From Virat Kohli to Shubman Gill, a look at Indian stars unearthed from past editions

The U-19 World Cup has given Indian cricket many a star, including current captain Virat Kohli and ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma.

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ICC U-19 World Cup: From Narendra Hirwani to Unmukt Chand, India players who faded away after shining in event

Here's a look at the Indian cricketers who made a name for themselves in the past editions of the ICC U-19 World Cup, but eventually faded away over a period of time.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Focus on Jasprit Bumrah's international return as 'Men in Blue' begin new year against familiar foes

Team India ushers in the new decade with a limited-overs series against an opponent in what has somewhat become an annual fixture over the last few years.

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After relishing 'surprise' IPL auction payday, Virat Singh sets sights on excelling in Jharkhand's Ranji Trophy campaign

In a chat with Firstpost, Jharkhand batsman Virat Singh describes his emotions while watching his name come up in the IPL 2020 Auction, his entry into the world of cricket and more.

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India vs West Indies, ODI series preview: Men in Blue hope to carry over momentum of T20I series win to 50-overs

After the firework-laden conclusion to the T20Is, it’s time to turn our attention to the longer white-ball format, with India hoping to carry the momentum of their tournament-clinching win in Mumbai over to the three-match one-day international series.

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Jwala Gutta believes Indian badminton needs 'complete revamp' in doubles, calls for more home-bred coaches

India still has a lot of catching up to do as far as the doubles format is concerned, believes format specialist Jwala Gutta.

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X1 Racing League: Mumbai Falcons' Mikkel Jensen talks on duel with Bangalore Racing Stars' Oliver Webb, hails 'amazing crowd'

Danish driver MIkkel Jensen recollects his duel his British rival Oliver Webb in the first leg of the X1 Racing League in a chat with Firstpost.

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X1 Racing League: Mathias Lauda plays down talk of 'Rush 2.0' rivalry with Freddie Hunt, praises league's concept and format

As far as Mathias Lauda is concerned, all the talk around the possibility of a "Rush 2.0" doesn't really concern him, as nothing can match the intensity of the fierce competition that their fathers shared back in their prime.