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Brett Lee says ban on saliva won't matter with Kookaburra balls as it doesn't swing much
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Brett Lee says ban on saliva won't matter with Kookaburra balls as it doesn't swing much

The former Australian pacer Lee also said that reverse swing will not come into play much because of the saliva ban.

Australia to revert to Kookaburra from Dukes to assist spinners from 2020/21 Sheffield Shield season
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Australia to revert to Kookaburra from Dukes to assist spinners from 2020/21 Sheffield Shield season

The Dukes were introduced to the Sheffield Shield in 2016/17 to help prepare Australia’s batsmen for the ball used on English pitches in the leadup to the 2019 Ashes.

England pacer Chris Woakes says bowlers will be able to find other ways to shine ball
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England pacer Chris Woakes says bowlers will be able to find other ways to shine ball

Woakes feels appying saliva on the ball is a habit and it will take some practice to get rid of it when cricket resumes.

Not too sure on use of polish to shine ball post COVID-19, says former West Indies pacer Michael Holding
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Not too sure on use of polish to shine ball post COVID-19, says former West Indies pacer Michael Holding

Holding said it is a natural inclination for bowlers to apply saliva or sweat to shine the ball.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Shane Warne suggests using weighted balls to help pacers generate swing without risking health
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Shane Warne suggests using weighted balls to help pacers generate swing without risking health

Shane Warne said compared to the bat, the ball used in cricket has not really evolved over the years.

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli demands use of Duke balls in Test matches, says quality of SG balls has gone down
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India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli demands use of Duke balls in Test matches, says quality of SG balls has gone down

While India use their home-made 'SG Test' from early '90s (Sonnex was the ball before that) manufactured by Meerut-based Sanspareils Greenlands, England and West Indies use the UK's Dukes with the most pronounced seam.

India vs England: What makes the Duke cricket balls so different from Kookabura and SG? Manufacturers explain
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India vs England: What makes the Duke cricket balls so different from Kookabura and SG? Manufacturers explain

In the last few years, the durability of the cricket ball has been the talk of the cricketing world. In fact the Dukes ball's competitor ‘Kookaburra' has copped criticism for its lack of quality. But despite the current players supporting the Dukes ball, the ICC and the majority of the cricket boards are reluctant to use it, preferring to stick with the Australian made Kookaburra.

India vs South Africa: Bhuvneshwar Kumar says bowling with the red Kookaburra ball will be challenging
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India vs South Africa: Bhuvneshwar Kumar says bowling with the red Kookaburra ball will be challenging

Bhuvneshwar Kumar said the pace attack has not yet gotten down to strategising for the game and the focus is on bowling long spells.

England vs West Indies: Mooen Ali expresses confidence over getting used to the pink ball
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England vs West Indies: Mooen Ali expresses confidence over getting used to the pink ball

Moeen Ali is confident it will take more than a pink ball to put him off his stride during England's inaugural day/night Test against West Indies

Hockey World League: Belgium shock favourites Australia in semi-finals, set up final against Germany
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Hockey World League: Belgium shock favourites Australia in semi-finals, set up final against Germany

A brilliant Cedric Charlier goal set up Belgium for a surprise 2-1 win over Australia in Johannesburg on Friday and a Men's Hockey World League final showdown against Germany.

BCCI to test out Dukes pink balls ahead of proposed day-night Tests on home soil: Ajay Shirke
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BCCI to test out Dukes pink balls ahead of proposed day-night Tests on home soil: Ajay Shirke

The BCCI is in talks with British ball manufacturers 'Dukes' for pink balls which can be tested before the proposed day-night Tests later this year.

Pakistan to practise with Duke balls at home to prepare for England tour
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Pakistan to practise with Duke balls at home to prepare for England tour

After laying seaming pitches, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has now imported Duke cricket balls to prepare the national team for the 2016 tour of England

How do you spin a wet bar of soap? Kookaburra, Dukes and the role of the cricket ball in India's loss to West Indies
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How do you spin a wet bar of soap? Kookaburra, Dukes and the role of the cricket ball in India's loss to West Indies

Kookaburra is made for drier weather and is used in many other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

New balls, please: Cricket Australia to introduce Dukes red cherries in domestic cricket to prepare players for Ashes 2019
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New balls, please: Cricket Australia to introduce Dukes red cherries in domestic cricket to prepare players for Ashes 2019

The move will see the Dukes ball, used in England, replace the Australian-made Kookaburra balls in Sheffield Shield ahead of Ashes 2019.

For the first time in 138 years, 'tea' will be served first as Test cricket embraces the night
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For the first time in 138 years, 'tea' will be served first as Test cricket embraces the night

In 138 years of Test cricket, the first break has always been the lunch followed by the tea break but the day-night Test will witness a 'role reversal'.

Big Interview part II: Cricket and bowling gives you a different high which nothing can really match, says Zaheer Khan
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Big Interview part II: Cricket and bowling gives you a different high which nothing can really match, says Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan, in an exclusive interview with Firstpost, speaks about the art of mastering all the three - SG, Dukes and Kookuburra balls, the development of the Knuckle ball and his battles with Graeme Smith.

Pink ball ready for Test cricket, says manufacturer Kookaburra
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Pink ball ready for Test cricket, says manufacturer Kookaburra

Kookaburra, the manufacturer of cricket's new pink ball, on Tuesday declared it is Test match ready, if the inaugural day-night contest goes ahead in Australia in November.

India Vs Australia: Looking for the right Kookaburra
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India Vs Australia: Looking for the right Kookaburra

Only a dozen Kookaburra balls will be provided by the company for the 1st Test match between India and Australia at the MCG starting on Boxing Day.