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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal allowed to resume club cricket

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal allowed to resume club cricket

Lahore, Aug 4 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been allowed to resume club cricket activities as part of his rehabilitation process, which commenced last month. In July this year, Akmal had apologised for not reporting corrupt approaches, for which the 31-year-old was banned for 12 months.The ...

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Thakur may play first Test vs England, hints Kohli

Thakur may play first Test vs England, hints Kohli

Nottingham: Facing a shortage of pace bowling all-rounders, India may field pacer Shardul Thakur in the first Test against England that begins here on Wednesday, India skipper Virat Kohli has hinted.Thakur had played a key role with both bat and ball -- picking seven wickets and scoring 67 -- in hel...

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Football Delhi launches 37-Plus League on Chhetri's 37th birthday

Football Delhi launches 37-Plus League on Chhetri's 37th birthday

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Football Delhi on Tuesday celebrated Delhi Football Day by launching the 37 Plus League, meant for players over 37 years of age.Since 2018, Football Delhi is celebrating Delhi Football Day to honour Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on his birthday.The 37 Plus League...

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Set to overtake Kumble, Anderson ready to play all 5 Tests vs India

Set to overtake Kumble, Anderson ready to play all 5 Tests vs India

Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) England pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who have been playing alternate Test matches in recent times and have a combined tally of 1,140 Test wickets, may be pressed into attack together for all five Tests against India as the hosts are missing Jofra Archer and ...

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Rahul, Vihari emerge options to open for India in 1st Test

Rahul, Vihari emerge options to open for India in 1st Test

Nottingham: Injury-stricken India, yet to get their reinforcements, will take on England in the first Test from Wednesday with hopes of ending a streak of series losses which extend to 2011. Even as they have conquered Australia twice over the last decade, India have managed to win just two of the 1...

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India vs England Test series: Strengths and weaknesses

India vs England Test series: Strengths and weaknesses

Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) India and England begin a five-Test match series at Trent Bridge here on Wednesday.Here is a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams.England's strengths: Home conditions: England are playing at home and going by the past tours, they know how to exploit the chan...

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Indian team better prepared, well rested on this tour: Kohli (lead)

Indian team better prepared, well rested on this tour: Kohli (lead)

Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian cricket team is better prepared this time as compared to previous tours since the one-and-a-half month rest between the World Test Championship final in June and the five-Test series beginning Wednesday has provided time for acclimatisation to the changing weather...

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Indian team better prepared on this England tour: Kohli

Indian team better prepared on this England tour: Kohli

Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian cricket team is better prepared this time as compared to previous tours since the one-and-a-half month rest between the World Test Championship final in June and the five-Test series beginning Wednesday has provided time for acclimatisation to the changing weather...

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50 years ago, Wadekar's India made history in England

50 years ago, Wadekar's India made history in England

Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) As Virat Kohli's men gear up to take on England in a five-Test away series in England with a battery of fast bowlers putting them on equal footing with the home side, exactly 50 years ago an unfancied India, led by Ajit Wadekar, made history by winning the first-ever Test se...

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It's celebration time in Savita Punia's native village in Rajasthan

It's celebration time in Savita Punia's native village in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) A village in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh district, where Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia's family resides, is on cloud 9 after the team defeated world champion Australia to enter the semi-finals in Tokyo.Goalkeeper Savita Punia made a spectacular performance in th...

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