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Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri, center facing camera, speaks to players before the beginning of the fourth day of the first test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 29, 2017. | AP
Shastri adds a different hue to India team's training style

A key implementation on Shastri’s part is how the batsmen are now ever ready to bat in the middle. This has nothing to do with the batting order.

31 Jul 2017

England's Moeen Ali is lifted by his team mates after he scores a hat trick to get the wicket of South Africa's Morne Morkel to win the test match on the fifth day of the third test match between England and South Africa at The Oval cricket ground in London, Monday, July 31, 2017. | AP
Moeen Ali hat-trick sees England thrash South Africa at third Test

Moeen Ali became the first bowler in The Oval's 100 Test-history to take a hat-trick as England wrapped up a crushing 239-run win at Oval.

31 Jul 2017

Hardik Pandya - India's Ben Stokes ? (AP)
It felt like I was playing one-day cricket: Hardik Pandya

Pandya's senior Cheteshwar Pujara feels he can be the second Indian in international cricket, after Yuvraj, to achieve six sixes in a single over.

31 Jul 2017

The Indian team led by Mithali Raj lost to England in the World Cup final at Lord's by nine runs.|PTI
Tendulkar echoes Modi's praise for women's cricket team

Modi on Mann Ki Baat said that the Mithali Raj-led side may have lost the World Cup, but they managed to win the hearts of 125 crore people.

31 Jul 2017

Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes (File | AFP)
Jonty Rhodes to mentor Tamil Nadu Premier League team

Former South Africa batsman Jonty Rhodes has been signed on as mentor and brand ambassador of the Ruby Trichy Warriors for the India Cements TNPL.

31 Jul 2017

Anirudh hogs limelight in Thiruvallur victory

Anirudh Balaji’s 6 for 31 helped Thiruvallur beat Thiruvarur by innings and 185 runs on the second day of the TNCA inter-districts under-14 tournament.

31 Jul 2017

Former Bangladesh skipper Khaled Mahmud suffers stroke, to be taken to Singapore

Mahmud, who is currently serving as the team's manager and a board director, was Bangladesh's third Test captain, having led them in nine games in 2003. 

31 Jul 2017

R Ashwin / AP
An eye on the ball more vital than all-round perspective

Last Saturday. Day 4. Post-tea session of India’s first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. At 240/5 in 73.1 overs, the latter seemed to have stumbled upon a glimmer of hope for staving off the looming t

31 Jul 2017

VB Thiruvallur Veerans’ NS Chaturved (R) and S Siddharth added 125 runs for first wicket, helping them beat Ruby Trichy Warriors by 57 runs | D Sampathkumar
Batsmen can’t escape left-arm magic in shortest format

There is always an urge for the captain to pick left-arm spinners, especially in the shorter formats of the game.

31 Jul 2017

England's Ben Stokes appeals for lbw on the wicket of South Africa's Temba Bavuma on the fourth day of the third Test match. | AP
Ben Stokes double leaves South Africa reeling against England in third Test

South Africa were 117 for four at stumps on the fourth day, needing a further 375 runs to reach a colossal target of 492.

31 Jul 2017

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli celebrates scoring a century during the fourth day's play of the first test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Galle.|AP
Galle ton helps Virat Kohli achieve rare feat in world cricket

Kohli’s innings of 103 not out, which was his 17th Test ton, took his average in Test cricket to 50.03, making him the only player to average over fifty in all three international formats.

30 Jul 2017

Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes (File | AFP)
Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes to mentor TNPL team

Legendary South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes will be joining Tamil Nadu Premier League team Ruby Kanchi Warriors as a mentor.

30 Jul 2017

Rangana Herath | File/AP
We are a better team than this, says Rangana Herath post-Galle debacle

Sri Lanka was dealt several unkind blows before and during the Test, none more crippling than the loss on the opening morning of Asela Gunaratne with a broken left thumb.

30 Jul 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File | Reuters)
PM Modi lauds Mithali & Co. on Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Modi interacted with the players and officials of the cricket team and lauded their performance.

30 Jul 2017

Virat Kohli plays a shot during the third day's play of the first Test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka. | AP
We're more confident in our abilities now, says Virat Kohli

Kohli said there was plenty of scope for improvement, he did admit that the team had ticked most of the boxes. 

30 Jul 2017

Former Australiian cricket skipper Michael Clarke (File |AFP)
Pay dispute horrible for game, says Michael Clarke

After months of negotiations, the players and CA have failed to reach agreement on a new pay deal, leaving 230 cricketers unemployed.

30 Jul 2017

India's cricket captain Virat Kohli.|AP
India face selection dilemma after massive Sri Lanka win

The success of the top four batsmen leaves Kohli and coach with a dilemma ahead of the second Test, starting in Colombo on Thursday.

30 Jul 2017

Sibling rivalry: Baba brothers clash

They really are two of a kind, Baba Indrajith and Baba Aparajith, separated at birth by 26 minutes and having traversed a similar path with cricket, it’s always the talk of the town when the identical

30 Jul 2017

Before a knee injury sidelined him, Mohammed Shami was Virat Kohli's go-to bowler in the longer format. (AP)
First strikes: Bagging a five-for on debut

With England’s Toby Roland-Jones bagging a five-for on debut, Express takes a look at similar instances
over the last few years...

30 Jul 2017

India's Ravichandran Ashwin, right, is congratulated by his teammates for the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella | AP
India answer Galle of duty

With Kohli ending his poor run of form in Tests, batting department ticks all the boxes in commanding win against Sri Lanka, but Ashwin form a slight concern

30 Jul 2017

Thalaivan Sargunam scored an unbeaten 50 on Saturday | ASHWIN PRASATH
Thalaivan Sargunam inspires Chepauk Super Gillies to easy win

Dinesh Karthik, who had a wonderful season last year helping Tamil Nadu to two title triumphs and also winning the TNPL for Tuti Patriots, said that he had not changed his game.

30 Jul 2017