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Bhuvneshwar Kumar played for International Cricket for India

Bhuvneshwar Kumar appeared in international cricket after a while today as he was included in the playing XI of India for the Sydney test match.

He bowled quite a few overs, but, the lack of match practice was clear there. He was not being able to run in hard and make the ball zip through and that made people question if it was the right decision to pick him.

Bhuvi was seen spending a bit of time with the team doctor as well on the sidelines. He was holding his ankle.

Ricky Pointing Praised Late Hughes Performance

Ricky Ponting has said that Phillip Hughes was all set to make big strides in international cricket, but, unfortunately, the world will now not be able to see what he was capable of as a batsman.

Ponting compared Hughes to Graeme Smith, the previous captain of the South Africa test team.

According to Ponting, Graeme Smith also did not have the technique that was ideally needed for a guy to become a good test player, but, he still achieved a lot of success because he knew making runs with his limitations. Hughes was quite similar.

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ODI Under Threat From Rain

There is a very high possibility of the first match of the One Day International series between India and England getting called off due to rain. The weather department of UK has forecasted that there will be persistent rain in Bristol on the match day.
That’s not good news especially for the Indian Cricket fans who were hoping to see some good cricket from their team in the shorter formats.

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Tendulkar Spirit Still Remains

Sachin Tendulkar might have announced his retirement from all kind of cricket, but, that touch in his batting still seems to be there. Playing for the MCC against the Rest of the World XI a few days back, he played a wonderful knock.

During that knock, he hit almost all the shots that he is known for. The straight drive off the fast bowler, the cover drive, the late cut off the spinner and then, the inside out drive through extra cover, every shot was there in that innings. It was a fantastic exhibition of batting by the master blaster.

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Bopara Puts Up Another Great Performance

Ravi Bopara has put up another great performance for his county Essex in the ongoing Natwest T20 blast competition. He played a brilliant inning of 66 against Gloucestershire in a South Division match yesterday and guided his team to an easy victory.

Winning the toss, the Essex captain, Ryan Ten Doeschate, elected to field first as most captains like to do these days in the shortest form.

Doeschate’s decision was backed by his bowlers who showed exit door to the three opposition players inside the first seven overs.

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Bloody celebrations of KKR victory leaves Gambhir disappointed

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir is extremely disappointed about the way the team’s victory celebration at the Eden Gardens was marred by chaos this past week. Hundreds of fans suffered minor injuries after they were charged at by the police with their batons as they tried to make their way into the fabled stadium to catch a glimpse of their cricketing heroes as well as the team’s star co-owner, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

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Fit-again Clarke Boosts Aussies

Michael Clarke has handed Australia a huge boost ahead of the upcoming Ashes series after returning to action following his latest back problem.

Australia had missed him in the previous series, but will be happy to see his name back on the team-sheet for the latest series.

The Aussie skipper was ruled out of the one-day international series with India because of injury and there were serious doubts as to whether he would be fit for the first Ashes Test with England on November 21 in Brisbane.

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Warner determined to clean up act….again

David Warner has once again insisted he is determined to clean up his act after yet another incident left him foul of the Australian Cricket authorities. The 26-year-old was hit with a one-match suspended ban by Cricket NSW earlier this week after he went to the races rather than playing for his club side.

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The Umpire Strikes Back

If you're already looking forward to the new cricket season then you're probably staring at the worsening weather and wishing it was all over. There are plenty of other sports being played at this time of year, and there are plenty of little gambling opportunities but it is, as they say, just not the same. Betting on the horse racing or football requires that you have at least outside knowledge of the game and the players. If you're into cricket, you might not be that much of a fanatic about any other sport.

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Gambhir, the rising captain

Gautam Gambhir, the most successful captain of IPL5 is now demanded by many to be the captain to lead team India in the Test matches.

In the last IPL season Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings was defeated by Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders and thus this led Gambhir’s acceptance to a different level.

Now there is a constant call for giving the responsibility over to Gambhir. The aggressive nature of Gautam Gambhir has made him highly acceptable as a captain. He gives a secured position to every player and hence makes the team more competent.

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