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Javagal Srinath, Harbhajan Singh awarded MCC life membership
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Javagal Srinath, Harbhajan Singh awarded MCC life membership

Harbhajan and Srinath both enjoyed fine international careers. Harbhajan is India's third-highest wicket-taker in Tests, with 417 dismissals in 103 Tests and more than 700 plus international wickets across formats.

India vs England: Hosts will fancy their chances over Indians if the ball moves around, says Alastair Cook
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India vs England: Hosts will fancy their chances over Indians if the ball moves around, says Alastair Cook

"India are a great side. England will always fancy their chances more if that ball moves. If the conditions are like that in the month of August with moisture around, England will fancy bowling to that Indian side.

England have been chasing their tail due to new rotation policy, says Alastair Cook
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England have been chasing their tail due to new rotation policy, says Alastair Cook

The new rest-and-rotate policy in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen many of England's top players being left out of the squad in the last eight Tests.

World Test Championship Final: Michael Vaughan, Alastair Cook predict New Zealand win over India
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World Test Championship Final: Michael Vaughan, Alastair Cook predict New Zealand win over India

Cook feels New Zealand's match sharpness will work in the favour of Kane Williamson and company.

England vs New Zealand: Alastair Cook slams English batsmen after series loss, says they can’t handle pressure of Test cricket
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England vs New Zealand: Alastair Cook slams English batsmen after series loss, says they can’t handle pressure of Test cricket

Former captain Cook did not mince words as a sensational second innings batting collapse led to England suffering their first Test series defeat at home in seven years.

England vs New Zealand: James Anderson, on the verge of another English record, recalls thinking he ‘wasn’t good enough’ on debut
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England vs New Zealand: James Anderson, on the verge of another English record, recalls thinking he ‘wasn’t good enough’ on debut

Anderson will surpass the mark of 161 Tests he currently shares with retired former England captain Alastair Cook, a close friend, should he be included in the hosts' side for the second and deciding match against New Zealand at Edgbaston starting Thursday.

India vs England: Nathan Lyon slams Motera pitch critics, says 'everyone seems to start crying' when the ball starts spinning
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India vs England: Nathan Lyon slams Motera pitch critics, says 'everyone seems to start crying' when the ball starts spinning

Lyon, who had scripted an incredible journey from being a pitch curator to one of the greatest off-spinners, said he would like to get the Ahmedabad curator to Sydney Cricket Ground.

India vs England: Virat Kohli defended Motera pitch 'almost as if it's a BCCI thing', says Alastair Cook
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India vs England: Virat Kohli defended Motera pitch 'almost as if it's a BCCI thing', says Alastair Cook

Disagreeing with Kohli's assessment of the third Test that ended with India crushing England by 10 wickets inside two days, Cook said batting was near impossible on the newly laid strip at the refurbished stadium in Ahmedabad.

India vs England: Walking down the nostalgia lane — How Alastair Cook's men scripted an epic series win in 2012
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India vs England: Walking down the nostalgia lane — How Alastair Cook's men scripted an epic series win in 2012

Pace in spin, aggression, skill, perseverance, grit : The story of how England achieved a famous win in India after 28 years.

India vs England: From Alastair Cook's 190 to Paul Collingwood's 134, top Test knocks by Englishmen on Indian soil
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India vs England: From Alastair Cook's 190 to Paul Collingwood's 134, top Test knocks by Englishmen on Indian soil

Ahead of the four-match Test series between India and England, we take a look at 10 brilliant Test knocks by England batsmen in India.

Sri Lanka vs England: Dan Lawrence says he's 'learned so much' from Essex teammate Alastair Cook ahead of potential debut
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Sri Lanka vs England: Dan Lawrence says he's 'learned so much' from Essex teammate Alastair Cook ahead of potential debut

Lawrence, 23, is set to be selected by the tourists for the first of two Tests in Galle starting Thursday after coach Chris Silverwood said he was "ready".

Alastair Cook shines as Essex clinch inaugural Bob Willis Trophy after draw against Somerset
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Alastair Cook shines as Essex clinch inaugural Bob Willis Trophy after draw against Somerset

Reigning county champions Essex extended their red-ball dominance after edging the first in what could be a new tradition of first-class season deciders for English counties.

England vs Pakistan: 'Want to play as long as possible', James Anderson quashes retirement rumours
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England vs Pakistan: 'Want to play as long as possible', James Anderson quashes retirement rumours

James Anderson insisted on Monday he was still hungry to play Test cricket after speculation the England great was considering retirement.

Darren Gough says Dom Sibley proved he could play spin after scoring freely against R Ashwin in county game
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Darren Gough says Dom Sibley proved he could play spin after scoring freely against R Ashwin in county game

Playing for Warwickshire, Sibley had scored an unbeaten 215 against Nottinghamshire last year with premier India off-spinner Ashwin being among the opposition bowlers.

England vs West Indies: Ben Stokes says it's a huge honour to lead hosts, even if for a solitary game
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England vs West Indies: Ben Stokes says it's a huge honour to lead hosts, even if for a solitary game

England vice-captain Ben Stokes is set to take over the leadership role from Joe Root for the first Test against West Indies at Southampton starting 8 July.

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali says visitors will target 'fragile' England top order in Test series
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Pakistan captain Azhar Ali says visitors will target 'fragile' England top order in Test series

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali said that while England's bowling unit remained top-notch on home turf, their batting order has looked fragile post-Alastair Cook's retirement, a factor that could work to the visitors' advantage.

Andrew Strauss wanted Kevin Pietersen to know Tests were more important than IPL, admits to poor handling of KP saga
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Andrew Strauss wanted Kevin Pietersen to know Tests were more important than IPL, admits to poor handling of KP saga

Strauss and Pietersen had a major fallout due to their difference of opinion with regards to ECB policy on IPL.

Former England captain Alastair Cook says no sense in playing shortened county championship
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Former England captain Alastair Cook says no sense in playing shortened county championship

Cook believes it is better to call off the championship this season because a shortened campaign would not be meaningful

Former England skipper Alastair Cook, ex-West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt appointed to MCC's World Cricket Committee
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Former England skipper Alastair Cook, ex-West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt appointed to MCC's World Cricket Committee

Cook and Skerritt have accepted the Club's invitation to join the committee, which meets twice a year to discuss the most important issues concerning the game and acts as an independent voice in world cricket.

Best of 2010s: Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Lasith Malinga, AB de Villiers dominate Test, ODI, T20I teams of the decade
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Best of 2010s: Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Lasith Malinga, AB de Villiers dominate Test, ODI, T20I teams of the decade

Firstpost writers take up the difficult task of picking the top-performers in Tests, ODIs and T20Is from the decade gone by. Further, they provide reasonings for their choices (not that that is going to stop the debates!).