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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!).

Ricky Ponting names Virat Kohli as captain of his Test team of the decade, picks four England players
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Ricky Ponting names Virat Kohli as captain of his Test team of the decade, picks four England players

Kohli has already amassed 70 international hundreds and is only behind Ponting (71) and Sachin Tendulkar (100).

Australia vs Pakistan: David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne frustrate visitors with 294-run stand on Day 1
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Australia vs Pakistan: David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne frustrate visitors with 294-run stand on Day 1

While Australia stuck with the same XI that won the series opener, Pakistan made three changes in a bid to end a losing streak in tests down under that dates back to 1995

New Zealand vs England: Struggling Joe Root confident of finding batting form in second Test at Hamilton
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New Zealand vs England: Struggling Joe Root confident of finding batting form in second Test at Hamilton

England were bowled out for 353 and then 197 with Root contributing scores of two and 11 at Bay Oval, his worst return in a test since he took over the captaincy in early 2017

Alastair Cook claims David Warner admitted using hand strapping to accelerate deterioration of ball in first-class match
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Alastair Cook claims David Warner admitted using hand strapping to accelerate deterioration of ball in first-class match

On the Australians using sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the infamous Cape Town Test in March 2018, Alastair Cook said Steve Smith's team had gone too far.

Ashes 2019: Ian Botham's cult classic to Kevin Pietersen's Oval epic, a look at most memorable knocks in cricket's oldest rivalry
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Ashes 2019: Ian Botham's cult classic to Kevin Pietersen's Oval epic, a look at most memorable knocks in cricket's oldest rivalry

After Ben Stokes' scintillating knock at Headingley helped England level the Ashes, we revisit some of the greatest batting performances in cricket's oldest rivalry.

Ashes 2019: Nail-biting finish at Edgbaston, spectacular English collapse in Adelaide and other memorable encounters between old rivals this millennium
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Ashes 2019: Nail-biting finish at Edgbaston, spectacular English collapse in Adelaide and other memorable encounters between old rivals this millennium

From England's nail-biting victory at Edgbaston in 2005 to Australia's memorable victory in the first-ever day-night Ashes match 12 years later, we revisit some of the most memorable encounters between the two sides from this millennium.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England's date with destiny result of ODI cricket taking precedence over Ashes
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England's date with destiny result of ODI cricket taking precedence over Ashes

Even before the World Cup started, this was England's best-ever chance to win a World Cup. With one game to go, that is even truer.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Settled England have 'outstanding chance' to lift trophy, feels former skipper Alastair Cook
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Settled England have 'outstanding chance' to lift trophy, feels former skipper Alastair Cook

Eoin Morgan’s top-ranked England side enter the tournament as one of the most consistent teams in the format and their quest for a first 50-overs title begins against South Africa at The Oval on 30 May.

Former Windies captain Clive Lloyd says winning first World Cup in front of large West Indian contingent was quite exciting
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Former Windies captain Clive Lloyd says winning first World Cup in front of large West Indian contingent was quite exciting

Clive Lloyd was in London on Tuesday at an event marking 100 days until the start of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

Former England cricketers Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann back top-ranked Eoin Morgan and Co to lift World Cup
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Former England cricketers Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann back top-ranked Eoin Morgan and Co to lift World Cup

Alastair Cook believes England can end decades of World Cup disappointment with a triumph on home soil this year.

West Indies vs England: Opener Joe Denly eager to stake claim for Ashes with good show in third Test
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West Indies vs England: Opener Joe Denly eager to stake claim for Ashes with good show in third Test

Joe Denly replaced the misfiring Keaton Jennings at the top of the order for the second Test at Antigua and made scores of six and 17 on debut in England’s 10-wicket defeat as the tourists went 2-0 down in the three-match series.

West Indies vs England: More than soul-searching, Joe Root and Co should look up to hosts for a lesson
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West Indies vs England: More than soul-searching, Joe Root and Co should look up to hosts for a lesson

For England, win against the old enemy in the summer will forgive everything. But there is no doubt that this group of England players have not made the best of their talents in Caribbean.

West Indies vs England: Alastair Cook slams visitors' preparations after humiliating first Test defeat
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West Indies vs England: Alastair Cook slams visitors' preparations after humiliating first Test defeat

Alastair Cook, who retired in September as England’s most prolific batsman, said the tourists would be hurting ahead of the second Test which begins in Antigua on Thursday.

West Indies vs England: Ben Foakes has changed visitors' dynamics but deserves to play, says Alastair Cook
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West Indies vs England: Ben Foakes has changed visitors' dynamics but deserves to play, says Alastair Cook

Ben Foakes replaced injured wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow for the first two Tests in Sri Lanka last November and scored a century on debut.

2018 in the rearview mirror: From Virat Kohli's epic hundred at Centurion to Tom Latham's marathon double-century, top five Test innings
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2018 in the rearview mirror: From Virat Kohli's epic hundred at Centurion to Tom Latham's marathon double-century, top five Test innings

Here is a glance at some of the outrageous Test knocks that would go down in the upper echelons of Test match batting of 2018.

Sir Alastair Cook: Former England captain, record run scorer honoured with knighthood
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Sir Alastair Cook: Former England captain, record run scorer honoured with knighthood

Cook – who has more Test centuries (33) and runs (12,472) than any other England player accrued during a record 161 Test matches – is the first cricketer to be knighted since legendary all-rounder Ian Botham in 2007.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, rain foil Black Caps as first Test match ends in draw
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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, rain foil Black Caps as first Test match ends in draw

Sri Lanka were 287 for three in their second innings — still nine runs away from an innings defeat — when the umpires called time with only 13 overs bowled on the final day.

England legend David Gower says India captain Virat Kohli's support for Test cricket will help the format survive
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England legend David Gower says India captain Virat Kohli's support for Test cricket will help the format survive

Former Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad said it was crucial to make Test cricket affordable and that spectators risked being priced out of the game.

Sri Lanka vs England: Keaton Jennings' century on Day 3 sets hosts an improbable target of 462 in first Test
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Sri Lanka vs England: Keaton Jennings' century on Day 3 sets hosts an improbable target of 462 in first Test

At the close, Sri Lanka were 15 without loss after Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hung on for seven overs, leaving a further 447 to make at a ground where no team has successfully chased more than 99.