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MS Dhoni on facing up to the Russell-Cummins rampage: 'Not much you can really do'
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MS Dhoni on facing up to the Russell-Cummins rampage: 'Not much you can really do'

NewsKKR captain Morgan said that from 31 for 5 in the chase, he didn't expect the game to go so closeMS Dhoni felt that he couldn't really do much as the fielding captain when Andre Russell and Pat Cummins were putting the Chennai Super Kings bowlers to the sword in a high-scoring thriller at the Wankhede Stadium."It's quite easy (to keep calm) in a game like this because from the 15th, maybe 16th over onwards, the contest was between the fast bowler and the batsman," Dhoni told host broadcaster Star Sports after the game, which Kolkata Knight Riders lost by 18 runs. "You can't really do much, you can't put a lot of different fields. There was a bit of dew so the ball comes on nicely."So it was all about 'You vs me'. How well I'm executing, what are you doing to get runs off me. The side t...
Injured Natarajan not leaving Sunrisers bubble for scans due to quarantine rule
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Injured Natarajan not leaving Sunrisers bubble for scans due to quarantine rule

News"But he obviously has to go and have a scan at some point," Warner said of Natarajan's knee issueT Natarajan's knee issue is keeping him out of action at IPL 2021, but he has not left the bubble to have a scan yet as that would mean he would need to quarantine for seven days to re-enter the team's bubble. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner said as much after Natarajan missed a second game in a row, against the Punjab Kings on Wednesday."He obviously has got a sore knee," Warner said at the post-match press conference. "Given the circumstances in these bubbles, if he goes and gets a scan, he obviously has to sit out for seven days; he has to go back into quarantine. We are just monitoring at the moment. The physios are doing their best to analyse from a face point of view. But he ...
Sikandar Raza out for an indefinite period after bone marrow infection
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Sikandar Raza out for an indefinite period after bone marrow infection

NewsAllrounder feared he had cancer until tests came back negative, but his recovery is still expected to take several weeksSikandar Raza will be out of action for an indefinite period after suffering an infection on his bone marrow, which was suspected to be cancerous at one stage. Following surgery on April 2 to remove the tumour, he has been cleared of serious illness but the recovery period is expected to take several weeks.Raza, who is at home going through cycles of medication and injections, said that he first felt a lot of pain in his right arm during the Zimbabwe-Afghanistan series in Abu Dhabi last month. He played both Tests and the three T20Is, which ended on March 20.Returning to Harare, he saw a specialist and tests revealed something more serious than just regular muscle pai...
ECB will let players keep phones in County Championship games despite growth of streaming
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ECB will let players keep phones in County Championship games despite growth of streaming

NewsGoverning body's analysis finds no evidence of suspicious betting patterns in Championship gamesThe ECB have decided to allow players to keep their phones during County Championship matches despite the development of online streaming.It was anticipated that recent improvements in the quality and availability of counties' live streams would see all county matches treated as televised games this year. That would mean transmitting devices would be taken from participants - players, coaches and match officials - before the start of play each day to safeguard the game from the threat of corruption.But analysis by the ECB's integrity unit found that, while County Championship matches now have a worldwide audience, there was no evidence of suspicious betting patterns which might suggest corru...
Najmul Hossain Shanto: 'I believed in myself to score big runs'
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Najmul Hossain Shanto: 'I believed in myself to score big runs'

NewsBangladesh's centurion is looking forward to making an even bigger score against Sri Lanka in PallekeleMany would've been surprised at seeing Najmul Hossain Shanto's name in the Bangladesh team sheet in Pallekele. He had averaged 11.14 in seven innings against West Indies after the coach and captain publicly backed him to be their No. 3. In fact, the insistence on Shanto over Shakib Al Hasan at No. 3 in the ODIs raised many eyebrows. Then he didn't perform against West Indies, and his only innings in New Zealand saw him bowled off a half-tracker. A team that has lost their last eight matches finds it hard to answer questions about an under-performing batter.If not the whole answer, Shanto has given a sample of his ability with an unbeaten 126 on the first day against Sri Lanka. This ma...
Jonathan Trott returns to Warwickshire as batting consultant
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Jonathan Trott returns to Warwickshire as batting consultant

NewsFormer England batsman returns to club where he forged memorable careerJonathan Trott has returned to Warwickshire as a batting consultant for the men's squad.Trott, who retired in 2018 with a haul of 18,662 first-class runs and more than 12,000 more in List A and T20 cricket, performed a similar role for England during their winter tour of the subcontinent, before Marcus Trescothick's appointment as the full-time batting coach towards the end of the India leg.He will now bring his experience, including 52 Test caps between 2009 and 2015, back to the county game in support of Warwickshire's coaching team of Mark Robinson, Graeme Welch, Tony Frost and Ian Westwood. He performed a similar role for Kent during the Royal London One-Day Cup in 2019."It means a huge amount to me to return to...
UAE's Qadeer Ahmed handed five-year ban for corruption
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UAE's Qadeer Ahmed handed five-year ban for corruption

NewsThe sentence will be backdated to October 16, 2019, when he was provisionally suspended by the ICC Qadeer Ahmed, the UAE medium pacer, has been banned for five years by the ICC for committing six breaches of the governing body's anti-corruption code. Ahmed's ban will be backdated to October 16, 2019, when he was provisionally suspended by the ICC along with his colleagues Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar, both of whom have since been handed eight-year bans.The ICC anti-corruption unit found 35-year-old Ahmed, who played 11 ODIs and ten T20Is between 2015 and 2019, guilty on counts that included failing to disclose approaches during two bilateral series the UAE played away in 2019. The first was in Zimbabwe in April, where Ahmed was offered AED 60,000-70,000 (US$ 16,000 to 19,000 appro...
Babar Azam moves to second spot in ICC rankings for T20I batters
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Babar Azam moves to second spot in ICC rankings for T20I batters

NewsFakhar Zaman jumps 17 slots, Mohammad Rizwan reaches 15h positionPakistan captain Babar Azam has moved up by a place to second spot in the ICC men's rankings for T20I batters. Azam's record-breaking 122 off 59 balls against South Africa in the third T20I saw him gain 47 points to displace Australia's Aaron Finch from the second position.Azam was the highest run-scorer in the four-match series, having accumulated a total of 210 runs, including a half-century and a maiden hundred. Azam, who is still 48 points adrift of top-ranked Dawid Malan, has the opportunity to overtake him with the three-match series against Zimbabwe that got underway in Harare on Wednesday.Earlier last week, Azam became the No. 1 ODI batter, ending India captain Virat Kohli's long reign at the top of the charts. Az...
Glenn Phillips signs Gloucestershire deal for Vitality T20 Blast
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Glenn Phillips signs Gloucestershire deal for Vitality T20 Blast

NewsMiddle-order batter could also play two Championship games; James Harris joins Glamorgan on loanGloucestershire have announced the signing of Glenn Phillips, the New Zealand batter, for the duration of their T20 Blast campaign.Phillips, 24, dislodged Ross Taylor to become a member of New Zealand's first-choice T20I side this season, playing all 14 of their home fixtures and hitting 108 off 51 balls against West Indies. He will provide a wicketkeeping option if James Bracey misses some of the Blast due to England duty, and can also bowl occasional offbreaks.A specialist middle-order batter, Phillips has improved his game against spin markedly during four seasons playing for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League, and is understood to have been discussed as a possible back...
Dom Sibley ruled out for at least two Championship fixtures with broken finger
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Dom Sibley ruled out for at least two Championship fixtures with broken finger

NewsBen Stokes undergoes "successful" surgery; Jofra Archer continues rehab at SussexDom Sibley has been ruled out of Warwickshire's next two County Championship matches after sustaining a broken finger at Trent Bridge last week.Sibley, the England opening batter, broke the finger - the middle one on his right hand - when dropping a chance in the slip cordon. Although he was padded up and prepared to come in towards the end of a nail-biter against Nottinghamshire, he did not bat in the match.The news means he will not be available for this week's top-of-the-table contest between against Essex at Edgbaston or next week's fixture against Durham.Sibley will be reassessed at the end of this month ahead of any firm decision about his return to action. The injury should not impact his availabili...