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'Jadeja is three-dimensional player, can't replace him'

Rajkot: Describing Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as a three-dimensional player, Gujarat Lions’ head coach Brad Hodge said it was very difficult for any cricketing side to replace him. The ace left arm spinner has been advised rest by a medical team of the BCCI for at least two weeks and may miss the early IPL action. Talking to PTI, Hodge said, “Ravindra was an unbelievable player in the recently concluded

AB may lead RCB, Rahul set to miss

Bengaluru: AB de Villiers is likely to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the initial phase of Indian Premier League 10 in case Virat Kohli fails to recover from a shoulder injury. Another bad news for RCB could be KL Rahul’s unavailability, also due to a shoulder injury. Team sources said the India opener will soon be travelling to London to undergo surgery. The 24-year old had hurt his left shoulder five

I don't see any reason why we can't win abroad: Kumble

Dharamsala: India cricket team’s chief coach Anil Kumble today said the riveting series win over Australia has proved that the current side is good enough to extend its home dominance to foreign shores as well. India today chased down a victory target of 106 with consummate ease on the fourth day to beat Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test and reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy. “It’s fantastic. We

Smith, Warner take Australia to 131/1 at lunch

Dharamsala: Skipper Steve Smith continued with his blazing form by striking yet another half-century and led Australia to a comfortable 131 for one at lunch on the opening day of the fourth Test against India, here. Smith looked at ease on a true pitch, smashing his way to an unbeaten 72 off 101 balls. The captain added 121 runs for the unbroken second wicket with David Warner (54), who was dropped

Bangladesh fans celebrate historic Test win

Colombo: Opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 82 runs in the second innings as Bangladesh pulled off a historic four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo yesterday. The rare win for Bangladesh — just their fourth away from home and fi rst against Sri Lanka in 18 attempts — ended the two-Test series in a draw after the visitors endured a 259-run loss in the opener in Galle.

Cricket: Harsh reality for Ishant  and Irfan

New Delhi: Ben Stokes may have fetched a record price at the IPL auctions but the clamour to sign uncapped Indian talent showed that the franchises and their scouts have been diligent with their homework. If one tries to decode how the mindset of a franchise owner work, it needs to be understood that some of the perceptions about tried and tested players work either ways- at times to a player’s