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Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw going to England, Jayant Yadav not being sent as of now | Cricket News – Times of India
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Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw going to England, Jayant Yadav not being sent as of now | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Suryakumar Yadav has received his maiden Test team call-up and he along with opener Prithvi Shaw will be flying to England as replacements sought by the team management after three players were ruled out due to injury. Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan have been forced out from the ongoing tour. The Test series is due to start on August 4. While Shubman was ruled out due to shin splints suffered during the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, Avesh dislocated a thumb during the warm-up game against County XI. Washington aggravated his finger injury. Off-spinner Jayant Yadav was also supposed to go to UK as Washington's replacement but it has been learnt that as of now only Suryakumar and Prithvi are being sent. A senior BCCI office-bearer confirmed ...
Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam among 11 Pakistan Test players to leave for Barbados on July 26 | Cricket News – Times of India
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Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam among 11 Pakistan Test players to leave for Barbados on July 26 | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: West Indies-bound Pakistan national team's Test players will depart for Barbados for a two-match series on July 26. Pakistan is currently locking horns with England in a three-match T20I series and will face West Indies in five T20Is from July 27. The visitors will then lock horns with West Indies in a two-match Test series which gets underway from August 12. The 11 players are Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Yasir Shah, Zahid Mahmood. The preparatory camp for Test players for the tour of West Indies concluded at NSK today. @iamfawadalam25,… https://t.co/cq3EEkmMTN— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1626522687000The 11 cricketers that will join the remaining Test players in the West Indies finished...
Mahmudullah takes sudden decision to retire from Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mahmudullah takes sudden decision to retire from Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Senior Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah has made a sudden decision to stop playing Test cricket, a day after recording a career-best 150 in the ongoing one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Harare. According to a report in Cricbuzz, Mahmudullah informed his colleagues that he is not willing to continue his Test career anymore, leaving the team management shocked. "Yes, he (Mahmudullah) had informed that he does not want to prolong his Test career after this game. But he did not inform us anything officially and we have to see whether it's an emotional outburst or not," the website quoted a top Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as saying. Mahmudullah has played 49 Tests with 2764 runs at an average of 31 plus and four half-centuries. Mahmudullah, 35, made his Test debut in 2009 against ...
Injured Ollie Pope doubtful for first Test against India | Cricket News – Times of India
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Injured Ollie Pope doubtful for first Test against India | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England batsman Ollie Pope was on Saturday rendered a doubtful starter for the opening Test against India after suffering a thigh injury during his stint for Surrey in the Vitality Blast. The 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman sustained a thigh muscle injury on July 2 during Surrey's match against Kent in the domestic T20 tournament. "Pope has been ruled out until England's LV= Insurance Test Series against India after suffering a left thigh muscle injury," England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement. "The ECB and Surrey fitness teams will work together to deliver Pope's rehabilitation with a focus for him to be available to return for the first Test against India." That first Test starts at Trent Bridge on August 4. Pope has scored 882 runs in 19 Tests with a highes...
Prithvi Shaw should replace Cheteshwar Pujara in England Tests: Brad Hogg | Cricket News – Times of India
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Prithvi Shaw should replace Cheteshwar Pujara in England Tests: Brad Hogg | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg feels young Prithvi Shaw is more suited for the number three spot in Test cricket and is the top candidate to step in place of Cheteshwar Pujara if India think of replacing the veteran India batsman in the series against England. Asked by a fan if wicketkeeper batsman KL Rahul should come in for Pujara in the five-Test series against England, the 50-year-old left-arm spinner said Shaw, who opens the innings, would be a better pick. "If anyone was going to replace Pujara it would be Prithvi Shaw. Feel he is more suited there than opening. Has a lot of talent and long future. He is not in the tour group but a wild card choice. #EngvIND," Hogg tweeted. If anyone was going to replace Pujara it would be Prithvi Shaw. Feel he is more suited there tha...
Mark Boucher hails disciplined South Africa after series win | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mark Boucher hails disciplined South Africa after series win | Cricket News – Times of India

Coach Mark Boucher believes his South Africa side is becoming "smarter" on the field and feeling the positive influence of new captain Dean Elgar following their 2-0 Test series win in the West Indies. The tourists recorded two big victories in Saint Lucia -- by an innings and 63 runs in the first Test and by 158 runs in the second game that finished on Monday -- to claim their first away series victory since a 1-0 success in New Zealand in 2017. The retirement of a number of the team's experienced players in a relatively short space of time has led to an almost total rebuild of the side. While there have been some painful recent results, Boucher can see the light at the end of the tunnel. "It's not a relief. There's been a lot of hard work that's been done behind the scenes," Boucher t...
Younis Khan steps down as Pakistan’s batting coach | Cricket News – Times of India
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Younis Khan steps down as Pakistan’s batting coach | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Former captain Younis Khan on Tuesday stepped down as Pakistan's batting coach in a surprise decision which the cricket board said was agreed upon "reluctantly but amicably" even though no reasons were specified for it. The Pakistan team is due to start a tour of the UK from June 25 to July 20 for three ODIs and three T20Is. The team will next go to the West Indies from July 21 to August 24 to feature in five T20Is and two Tests. "Pakistan men's national cricket team will travel to the United Kingdom without a batting coach, while the decision to appoint Younis Khan's replacement for the West Indies tour will be made in due course," a Pakistan Cricket Board statement said two days before the team's departure. The announcement was followed by speculation that Younis himself had ...
ICC looking at same points per Test win from next WTC cycle: Interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC looking at same points per Test win from next WTC cycle: Interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The much-debated World Test Championship points system is set to undergo a change during the second edition where all teams will get "same standardised number of points" for winning a game rather than the 120 allocated per series, ICC interim CEO Geoff Allardice said on Monday. During the last cycle, the value for each series was 120 points where a two-match India-Bangladesh series had 60 points for a win while a four-match India-Australia Test series had 30 points in store per victory. However, during the last phase with a lot of series cancelled, ICC reverted to the percentage points system where a team's ranking was calculated on the basis points divided by the number of matches played. "We have looked at this at the end of this cycle as well and we have the second cycle s...
Trent Boult hopes playing Edgbaston Test will put him in ‘good stead’ for WTC final against India | Cricket News – Times of India
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Trent Boult hopes playing Edgbaston Test will put him in ‘good stead’ for WTC final against India | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Initially not expecting to feature in the ongoing second Test against England, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult is hopeful that achieving game fitness rather than bowling in the nets will put him in "good stead" in the upcoming World Test Championship final against India. Boult, who missed out on the first Test against England as he opted to spend time with his family after the suspension of the IPL in May, was also set to sit out the second match as well. However, the pace spearhead was out of quarantine sooner than expected as UK relaxed its quarantine rules. "Initially I wasn't expecting to play this game but everything fell into line, and I gave myself that chance to get out there and I think I'll definitely be better off for that head out," Boult was quoted as saying by ES...
England will cope with social media storm: Trent Boult | Cricket News – Times of India
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England will cope with social media storm: Trent Boult | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Trent Boult believes England will be able to cope with the distraction of their social media storm when they face New Zealand in the decisive second Test on Thursday. England's Ollie Robinson was suspended after racist and sexist tweets posted by the paceman in 2012 and 2013 emerged during the first Test at Lord's. The controversy escalated on Monday when the England and Wales Cricket Board revealed they were investigating a second unidentified England player for posting "historic offensive material" on social media. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden criticised the ECB's hardline stance as the row rumbled on. But the spotlight will be on Joe Root's side, who stood together in a 'moment of unity' against all forms of discrimination just befo...
New Zealand head for London for Test series against England | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand head for London for Test series against England | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: After acclimatising to the conditions in Southampton which will host the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India next month, the New Zealand team travels to London for the two-match series against England. The Blackcaps are scheduled to play England in two Tests, in London and Birmingham, starting June 2, following which they will face India in the WTC final from June 18-22 at the Rose Bowl here. "The New Zealand team travels to London today," the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) wrote on its official Twitter handle on Saturday. As part of their preparation for the WTC final, the Kiwis played a three-day team intra-squad game here. The ICC on Friday unveiled the playing conditions for the WTC final. Both teams will be adjudged joint winners if their final clash ends in a...
England batsmen don’t read deliveries from my hand: Axar Patel | Cricket News – Times of India
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England batsmen don’t read deliveries from my hand: Axar Patel | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India left-arm spinner Axar Patel has said England batsmen don't read deliveries from his hand and have only sweep and reverse-sweep shots to counter spin. Patel, who is part of India squad that is embarking for England next month for World Test Championship final against New Zealand as well as five Test matches against England, took 27 wickets in three Tests against Joe Root's team in home series that concluded in March. "If they are in doubt whether it's spinning or not, they just play sweeps and reverse-sweeps. If one bowls stump-to-stump, then it gets tough for them but if the ball is pitched outside off-stump or leg-stump they go for the sweep. They don't read the ball from my hand, instead, they go by where it's pitched," said Patel in an interview to Indian Express new...
India vs England series itinerary unlikely to change after ECB-BCCI back-channel talks | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England series itinerary unlikely to change after ECB-BCCI back-channel talks | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI's bid to shift the five-Test series between India and England, starting August 4, by a week in order to accommodate the remaining 31 IPL games has not met with any favourable response from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). While BCCI didn't make any formal request as it was confirmed by the ECB spokesperson, it is learnt that the informal discussions between the bigwigs of both boards have not yielded any favourable result. "There is no chance of ECB acceding to BCCI's request of shifting the dates of the Test series. Since they have made their stand point clear informally, I don't think there is any point of making a formal request," a senior BCCI source in the know of things told PTI. "The ECB have their inaugural 'Hundred' from July 24 to August 21. Their...
‘Pant Should Be Our First-Choice Wicket-Keeper’: Wriddhiman Saha
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‘Pant Should Be Our First-Choice Wicket-Keeper’: Wriddhiman Saha

Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has reiterated that Rishabh Pant should be the first choice wicket-keeper in the Indian team for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) Final. There has been a strong tussle for the place of wicket-keeper in the Indian team since MS Dhoni called it off in international cricket.Dinesh Karthik, Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant were the front runners in this race. Saha was seen as a regular in the Indian Test team until the series down-under. Rishabh Pant had a great series and played an important role in making India win that series 2-1. Pant's good form continued in the series against England as well. With the statement, Saha has put full-stop to any discussions or debates about the wicket-keeper in Indian team. “Rishabh Pant p...
I certainly wasn’t making any excuse: Tim Paine after facing backlash on ‘sideshow’ comments | Cricket News – Times of India
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I certainly wasn’t making any excuse: Tim Paine after facing backlash on ‘sideshow’ comments | Cricket News – Times of India

Tim Paine clarified that he didn't intend to use 'sideshow comments' as an excuse for their defeat. (Getty Images)MELBOURNE: Australia captain Tim Paine on Friday stood by his comments that his team indeed got distracted by India's "sideshow" but clarified that he didn't ever intend to use it as an excuse for their home Test series defeat in January. A day after receiving online flak from Indian fans for his "side show" comments on Indian team, Paine clarified himself while chatting with former Australian wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist in a podcast. "I was asked a number of things, and one of those was talking about the challenges of playing against India. One of them is the distraction they can create," Paine said in the 'Gilly and Goss podcast' on Friday. "There was a lot of talk...