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England vs Pakistan: Staying mentally fresh the key, says Misbah-ul-Haq as teams prepare to lock horns in first Test
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England vs Pakistan: Staying mentally fresh the key, says Misbah-ul-Haq as teams prepare to lock horns in first Test

England's Test series against Pakistan will be just as congested as the West Indies one: Three tests in 21 days, not much time for a breather, keeping the players mentally fresh will be crucial for both sides.

England vs Pakistan: Babar Azam, Azhar Ali hope to move up ICC Test rankings ladder in upcoming series
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England vs Pakistan: Babar Azam, Azhar Ali hope to move up ICC Test rankings ladder in upcoming series

According to latest rankings, Azhar, presently 27th among batsmen, will be hoping to regain the form that lifted him to a career-best sixth in December 2016, while Babar will be hoping to progress from a career-best aggregate of 800 rating points.

Anil Kumble says he wanted to set example by not pulling out of controversy-hit tour of Australia in 2008
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Anil Kumble says he wanted to set example by not pulling out of controversy-hit tour of Australia in 2008

Anil Kumble says pulling out of the 2007-08 Australia Tour following the controversial Sydney Test could have been an "acceptable" option but his side continued the series to set an example by winning the remaining matches under trying circumstances.

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham made member of House of Lords
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Former England all-rounder Ian Botham made member of House of Lords

Legendary England all-rounder Ian Botham has been made a member of the House of Lords of the British Parliament.

India pacers will not be as effective as Neil Wagner in bowling bouncers, says Australia's Matthew Wade
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India pacers will not be as effective as Neil Wagner in bowling bouncers, says Australia's Matthew Wade

India's formidable pace attack will not be as effective as New Zealand speedster Neil Wagner in bowling bouncers during their upcoming tour of Australia, feels wicketkeeper Matthew Wade.

Pakistan a much better side than West Indies, could shock England, says Michael Vaughan
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Pakistan a much better side than West Indies, could shock England, says Michael Vaughan

Vaughan, who featured in 82 Tests and 86 ODIs for England, said Pakistan have quality batsmen who are capable of challenging the English bowlers.

England vs West Indies: Rain washes out penultimate day of third Test without a ball being bowled
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England vs West Indies: Rain washes out penultimate day of third Test without a ball being bowled

England will be hoping the poor weather clears up overnight to allow them to a chance to try to wrap up a successive win and the series.

Ben Stokes is in a league of his own, no cricketer in world is even close to him, says Gautam Gambhir
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Ben Stokes is in a league of his own, no cricketer in world is even close to him, says Gautam Gambhir

Nobody in world cricket is even close to England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is in his own league, reckons former India opener Gautam Gambhir.

New Zealand cricket team coach Gary Stead terms his contract extension talks as 'positive'
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New Zealand cricket team coach Gary Stead terms his contract extension talks as 'positive'

New Zealand coach Gary Stead has described the talks with the country's cricket board on his possible contract extension as "positive" .

England vs West Indies: Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler help hosts recover from wobbly start on Day 1 of series-decider
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England vs West Indies: Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler help hosts recover from wobbly start on Day 1 of series-decider

England recovered from 122-4 just before tea to close on 258-4, with Pope on 91 as he goes in search of his second Test century and Buttler on 56.

England vs West Indies: Jason Holder hints at unchanged Windies XI for series-decider at Old Trafford
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England vs West Indies: Jason Holder hints at unchanged Windies XI for series-decider at Old Trafford

Jason Holder backed underfire opener Shai Hope and insisted the team were in good shape ahead of Friday’ start of the decisive Test at Old Trafford.

England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer ready for third Test but Ben Stokes may not bowl, hints Joe Root
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England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer ready for third Test but Ben Stokes may not bowl, hints Joe Root

Root said that Archer, who was dropped from the second Test after he breached the bio-secure bubble, had been fired up in the nets and in good spirits as England prepared for the decisive Test at Old Trafford, which starts on Friday.

Former Australia pacer Michael Kasprowicz resigns as CA non-executive director
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Former Australia pacer Michael Kasprowicz resigns as CA non-executive director

Former fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz has resigned from his post as a Non-executive director of Cricket Australia (CA), the board's chairman Earl Eddings said.

BCCI awaits for Supreme Court to hear board's appeal as it seeks to overcome challenges on multiple fronts
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BCCI awaits for Supreme Court to hear board's appeal as it seeks to overcome challenges on multiple fronts

The truth is, BCCI and Indian cricket desperately need leadership to overcome the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

England vs West Indies: Windies assistant coach Roddy Estwick lends support to Jofra Archer, likens series decider to a ‘final’
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England vs West Indies: Windies assistant coach Roddy Estwick lends support to Jofra Archer, likens series decider to a ‘final’

West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick says he's been in constant touch with Jofra Archer after the latter faced racist abuse for violating COVID-19 protocols, and extended his support to the pacer.

Anil Kumble feels stint as India head coach could’ve ended on better note, but says he has ‘no regrets’
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Anil Kumble feels stint as India head coach could’ve ended on better note, but says he has ‘no regrets’

Former skipper Anil Kumble does not regret his time as head coach of the Indian cricket team but says the ending of his tenure could have been better.

Nature of English pitches has changed, Pakistan might actually play two spinners, says bowling coach Waqar Younis
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Nature of English pitches has changed, Pakistan might actually play two spinners, says bowling coach Waqar Younis

Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis said English pitches have become "slow and sluggish" in nature, as evidenced by its behavior in the ongoing England-West Indies Test series.

England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer available for selection for deciding Test after testing negative for COVID-19 twice
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England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer available for selection for deciding Test after testing negative for COVID-19 twice

Jofra Archer had to sit out of the second England-West Indies Test at Old Trafford after making an unauthorised stop at his home in Hove while travelling between Southampton and Manchester, an act for which he was fined by the ECB.

ICC World Test Championship Points Table: England pull away from New Zealand after winning comeback series
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ICC World Test Championship Points Table: England pull away from New Zealand after winning comeback series

Here's the full points table for the ongoing ICC World Test Championship, which kicked off on 1 August with the first Test of Ashes 2019 at Edgbaston.