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Kohli, Harmanpreet, Mandhana win top BCCI awards

India captain Virat Kohli will receive the BCCI’s Polly Umrigar award – honouring the best international cricketer – for the fourth time in his career following his consistent performance over the past two seasons. Also, for the first time ever, the BCCI will recognise the top women players of the year, at their awards function on June 12 in Bengaluru. Harmanpreet Kaur wins it for 2016-17 and Smriti Mandhana for 2017-18. The current No.1 ODI batsman in the world, Kohli has been in phenomenal form for the past three years, amassing 2757 runs at an average…

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Kohli and Smith win big at ICC awards

India’s Virat Kohli hit a windfall at the ICC awards after being named both cricketer and captain of the year. He also regained a trophy he had won for the first time in 2012 as he was named ODI player of the year as well. The corresponding prize for Test cricket went to Australia’s Steven Smith. All the winners Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli (India) Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year – Steve Smith (Australia) Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli…

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Brand Kohli beats Messi on Forbes top 10

It has got nothing to do with the celebrity football match he recently played or the football team he owns, but Virat Kohli is now a more valuable brand than Argentina and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo is the only footballer ahead of Kohli, who is No. 7 on the Forbes list of most valuable brands among sportspersons. Forbes list of 10 most valuable athletes in 2017 1. Roger Federer: $37.2m 2. LeBron James: $33.4m 3. Usain Bolt: $27m 4. Cristiano Ronaldo: $21.5m 5. Phil Mickelson: $19.6m 6. Tiger Woods:…

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Team India for WestIndies Tour has been announced

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav have been picked for India’s limited-overs tour of West Indies, which comprises five ODIs and a T20 international soon after the Champions Trophy ends in England. Opener Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah are the only members from the Champions Trophy squad who won’t be making the trip to the Caribbean. It is understood that Anil Kumble will remain India’s coach for the West Indies tour. Kumble’s one-year contract ends with the Champions Trophy but he has accepted the BCCI’s offer…

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IPL 2017 Match No 27 Knight Riders defend small total in style, RCB 49 all out

One hundred and thirty-two runs. That’s all Royal Challengers Bangalore needed. A little over 13 runs per wicket, only 6.6 runs an over, with Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in their side. Against quality pace bowling led by the astute Gautam Gambhir, the most glittering batting line-up in Twenty20 cricket sensationally collapsed to 49 all out, the lowest score in the IPL and the 10th-lowest in all Twenty20 cricket. Not one man reached double figures. This was only the 10th time in the IPL that a total…

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IPL 2017 Match No 17: Pune quicks defend 161 against RCB

Rising Pune Supergiant 161 for 8 (Tripathi 31, Milne 2-27, Aravind 2-29) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 134 for 9 (Stokes 3-18, Thakur 3-35) by 27 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Rising Pune Supergiant’s middle-order froze on sluggish Chinnaswamy surface, losing five wickets for runs, but their bowlers bailed them out of trouble and how. Their combined effort set the new record for the lowest total defended at the M Chinnaswamy stadium – 161 – as Royal Challengers Bangalore crumbled to 134 for 9 on a pitch they thought was a…

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Handscomb and Marsh ensured draw for Australia in Ranchi Test

Australia 451 (Smith 178*, Maxwell 104, Jadeja 5-124) and 204 for 6 (Handscomb 72*, Marsh 53, Jadeja 4-54) drew with India 603 for 9 declared (Pujara 202, Saha 117, Vijay 82, Cummins 4-106) Thirty minutes before lunch, Peter Handscomb joined Shaun Marsh amid a Ranchi tumult. Their captain Steven Smith had just shouldered arms to let Ravindra Jadeja bowl him, symptomatic of a tired mind, the over after Matt Renshaw had also fallen. Australia were still 89 runs short of making India bat again; the hosts were circling hungrily. Five…

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Preview: India Vs Australia 3rd test match in Ranchi

Big Picture Is a week a long time in cricket? Not really. Not unless the match is being played on Venus, where a day lasts for nearly eight Earth months and a week would thus drag on for almost five of our years. Probably explains why day-night cricket has never taken off there. Nevertheless, so much has happened since the Bengaluru Test that if it has not been an abnormally long week, it has certainly felt like one. First, there was the fallout from the DRS drama, where in a…

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Ashwin bowls India to series-levelling win in Bangalore Test

India 189 (Rahul 90, Lyon 8-50) and 274 (Pujara 92, Rahane 52, Rahul 51, Hazlewood 6-67) beat Australia 276 (S Marsh 66, Renshaw 60, Jadeja 6-63) and 112 (Ashwin 6-41) by 75 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details India have applied a defibrillator to this series, surging to a dramatic victory on the fourth day against Australia in Bengaluru. After the first day of this Test, it was hard to tell what was deader: India’s hopes of regaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, or any stray blades of grass that were left on…

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IPL 2017 Player Auction on February 20th

The player auction of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held on February 20th in Bengaluru, it was officially confirmed on Friday. The venue of the cash-rich league was not much of a reason for contention as much as the date was not being confirmed by the BCCI and the IPL committee. The originally proposed date for the auction was February 4 with reports claiming the date could be between Feb 20 and Feb 25. There were some reports earlier in the day which said…

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