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Ashes: Nathan Lyon backs Australia to whitewash England 5-0, sets sights on 400th Test wicket
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Ashes: Nathan Lyon backs Australia to whitewash England 5-0, sets sights on 400th Test wicket

England have lost nine of their last 10 Tests in Australia going back more than a decade and haven't won in Brisbane — where the opening Test starts next Wednesday — since 1986.

Ashes: England's Chris Woakes calls for off-field issues plaguing both camps to not be brought up during series
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Ashes: England's Chris Woakes calls for off-field issues plaguing both camps to not be brought up during series

Australia skipper Tim Paine quit over a text-message scandal while English cricket has been engulfed in claims of institutional racism. But Woakes said he was confident both sides would let the cricket do the talking when play starts at the Gabba ground next Wednesday.

India vs New Zealand: Upbeat Black Caps eye history as Kohli and Co face selection dilemma in Mumbai Test
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India vs New Zealand: Upbeat Black Caps eye history as Kohli and Co face selection dilemma in Mumbai Test

India face several tough choices heading into the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai, including choosing between Shreyas Iyer on the one side and Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara on the other.

Ashes: ‘Excited’ Alex Carey confirmed as Tim Paine’s replacement in Australia squad
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Ashes: ‘Excited’ Alex Carey confirmed as Tim Paine’s replacement in Australia squad

Carey has played plenty of limited-overs cricket for Australia and stood in as the one-day captain in the West Indies this year, but is yet to feature in a Test match.

Virat Kohli's fate as ODI skipper set to be decided in next few days as India squad for South Africa to be named this week
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Virat Kohli's fate as ODI skipper set to be decided in next few days as India squad for South Africa to be named this week

Kohli’s lack of ability to win any main multi-team occasion holds in opposition to him holding the captaincy, however, his total document has been greater than respectable on this format.

Not many leg-spinners have Test ambitions these days, says Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
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Not many leg-spinners have Test ambitions these days, says Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

Amit Mishra was the last leg-spinner to play Test cricket for India in 2016.

We are getting best possible preparation for World Cup, says Mithali Raj
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We are getting best possible preparation for World Cup, says Mithali Raj

Middle-order batting needs improvement but Mithali said all departments must fire as a unit if they are to win the World Cup.

Ashes 2021-22: England all-rounder Ben Stokes 'fit and hungry' on returning from mental health break
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Ashes 2021-22: England all-rounder Ben Stokes 'fit and hungry' on returning from mental health break

Stokes was a late addition to the squad, having taken a break from cricket to mentally refresh and undergo a second operation on his fractured left index finger.

India vs South Africa: Proteas express full confidence in CSA's bio-secure measures
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India vs South Africa: Proteas express full confidence in CSA's bio-secure measures

The South African team has been part of eight bio-secure environments (BSE) since the COVID-19 outbreak last year including home series against England, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Manchester United owners buy UAE T20 League franchise
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Manchester United owners buy UAE T20 League franchise

Lancer Capital has investments in a variety of best-in-class assets. Glazer is an owner of the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has also been the co-chairman of Manchester United since 2005.

India vs New Zealand: Ishant Sharma needs a couple of Tests to regain his rhythm, says Paras Mhambrey
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India vs New Zealand: Ishant Sharma needs a couple of Tests to regain his rhythm, says Paras Mhambrey

Ishant, in his last four Tests, has picked only eight wickets and bowled a total of 109.2 overs in these games.

IPL 2022: Against BCCI guidelines if KL Rahul has been approached by other franchises, says Punjab Kings'
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IPL 2022: Against BCCI guidelines if KL Rahul has been approached by other franchises, says Punjab Kings'

Rahul had replaced R Ashwin as captain ahead of the 2020 season and though he did excel with the bat, he failed to take the team to play-offs.

Ashes: Alex Carey expected to replace Tim Paine as Australia wicketkeeper; rain hampers team’s preparations
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Ashes: Alex Carey expected to replace Tim Paine as Australia wicketkeeper; rain hampers team’s preparations

Carey has featured in limited-overs cricket for Australia and stood in as ODI skipper in the West Indies this year, but he has never played a Test match.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 46/2 at stumps
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 46/2 at stumps

Follow the live ball-ball commentary on Day 3 of the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Galle

India vs New Zealand: Teams arrive in Mumbai ahead of second Test starting  on Friday
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India vs New Zealand: Teams arrive in Mumbai ahead of second Test starting on Friday

Test cricket will return to Mumbai after almost five years, as the last game played at the ground was against England in 2016.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Windies lose Blackwood before stumps on Day 2; trail by 135 runs
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Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Windies lose Blackwood before stumps on Day 2; trail by 135 runs

Left-arm spinners Veerasammy Permaul and Jomel Warrican combined for nine Sri Lanka wickets with career-best performances.

SKY or Kishan, Moeen or Faf, Siraj or Harshal: Teams face conundrum ahead of IPL retention deadline
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SKY or Kishan, Moeen or Faf, Siraj or Harshal: Teams face conundrum ahead of IPL retention deadline

After the eight teams finalise their retention plans, new franchises — Lucknow and Ahmedabad — will pick a maximum of three players between 1 and 25 December before the mega auction in January.

India vs New Zealand: Thought career was at crossroads last year, says R Ashwin
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India vs New Zealand: Thought career was at crossroads last year, says R Ashwin

Ashwin, who took his 419th wicket in his 80th Test to surpass Harbhajan Singh (417 in 103 Tests), said he thought his career was at a "crossroads" after India's New Zealand tour early last year.