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India squad for Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul return; Jasprit Bumrah misses with injury
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India squad for Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul return; Jasprit Bumrah misses with injury

The Board of Control for Cricket in India named a 15-member squad for the 2022 Asia Cup that gets underway on 27 August.

World Test Championship final: 'Bring in right people who have right mindset to perform', Virat Kohli hints at Test team overhaul
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World Test Championship final: 'Bring in right people who have right mindset to perform', Virat Kohli hints at Test team overhaul

After his side lost the WTC Final by eight wickets on Wednesday with batting being a major letdown, the Indian captain didn't take any names but expressed his displeasure at some players for not showing enough "intent" to score runs.

'The boys have earned it fair and square', says head coach Ravi Shastri on India retaining No 1 Test status
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'The boys have earned it fair and square', says head coach Ravi Shastri on India retaining No 1 Test status

India remained the number one Test side after the annual update of the ICC team rankings was released on Thursday.

'We don't have a choice' — India's support staff believes Virat Kohli and Co can do well in WTC final despite lack of practice
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'We don't have a choice' — India's support staff believes Virat Kohli and Co can do well in WTC final despite lack of practice

India are expected to depart for the UK in the first week of June following a week of hard quarantine. It is not yet known if Virat Kohli and Co. will be allowed to train ahead of the marquee clash against New Zealand during their quarantine in Southampton. The match starts on 18 June.

India retain No 2 spot in ICC T20 team rankings, drop a place in ODI rankings to third
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India retain No 2 spot in ICC T20 team rankings, drop a place in ODI rankings to third

India are trailing top-ranked England (277) by five rating points in the T20 team rankings.

Sri Lanka Cricket willing to host India's Test series against England next year
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Sri Lanka Cricket willing to host India's Test series against England next year

With India's COVID-19 cases surging, England's scheduled five-match Test series in India early next year could be in doubt and the SLC is willing to fill in to play host to the contest, according to a report in 'The Island'.

Mohammed Shami says using sweat to shine ball won't help fast bowlers as it 'works differently' than saliva
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Mohammed Shami says using sweat to shine ball won't help fast bowlers as it 'works differently' than saliva

The ICC is set to implement a ban on use of saliva to shine the ball when the sport is resumed after the coronavirus-forced lockdown as it feels spitting on the ball elevates the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Four-phased training module being prepared for cricketers' return after long haul, says India's fielding coach R Sridhar
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Four-phased training module being prepared for cricketers' return after long haul, says India's fielding coach R Sridhar

India's fielding coach R Sridhar says a four-phased training module is being prepared for the country's elite cricketers, who can attain peak match fitness with four to six weeks of training once the camp gets the go-ahead to start.

India vs New Zealand: Even in 0-3 ODI series loss, Virat Kohli and Co found answers to a prolonged problem
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India vs New Zealand: Even in 0-3 ODI series loss, Virat Kohli and Co found answers to a prolonged problem

If India's bowling and fielding had not disappointed collectively in the series, the results would have been different. And that would have also highlighted the significance of this new Indian middle order.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I preview: All eyes on Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan as hosts continue squad build-up for World Cup
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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I preview: All eyes on Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan as hosts continue squad build-up for World Cup

If 2019 was all about focussing on 50-over format, the current year will witness India playing close to 15 games before their T20 World Cup campaign starts against South Africa in Perth in October.