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Pakistan have, unsurprisingly, kept faith with much of the squad that won them the Champions Trophy but with a couple of notable changes. They have left out former ODI captain Azhar Ali for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in the UAE and included the uncapped batsman Imam-ul-Haq. Imam is the nephew of former captain
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Raees blows Lahore Whites at home Having gained prominence through limited-overs cricket, Rumman Raees continues to grow in the longer format, too. He ended this round with remarkable innings figures of 9 for 25 for United Bank Limited against Lahore Whites, the second-best in the history of first-class cricket in Pakistan. His nine-for bundled out
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The latest news and updates from the Ranji Trophy circuit BCCI disciplinary committee accept Gowtham’s apology: After offspinner K Gowtham was dropped by the BCCI from India A’s squad that was set to play New Zealand A for ‘grossly insulting the domestic system’, the board’s three-man disciplinary committee accepted his apology and let him off
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Reece Topley, the England left-armer, and Jamie Overton will continue their rehabilitation from back injuries as part of the ECB’s Pace Programme in South Africa this winter. Topley last played for England at the 2016 World T20 and has subsequently endured two injury-hit seasons with Hampshire. He has made 15 appearances across all formats since
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Kieron Pollard will captain Bloem City Blazers in South Africa’s T20 Global League, which begins next month. The allrounder, 30, has vast experience of T20 competitions around the world and will work alongside head coach and fellow West Indian Phil Simmons. “Polly is a World-Cup winning player and has won numerous T20 domestic titles across
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Bangladesh’s batsmen should take inspiration from their performances in away Tests earlier this year before they go into the Bloemfontein Test against South Africa. This is Mahmudullah‘s prescription for his team to bounce back after their 333-run defeat in the first Test in Potchefstroom, where they were bowled out for 90 in the second innings.
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County champions Essex have provided two of the winners of the 2017 Cricket Writers’ Club awards with batsman Dan Lawrence named the CWC Young Cricketer of the Year and pace bowler Jamie Porter taking the club’s Specsavers Championship Player of the Year trophy a day after they were both selected for the England Lions squad
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