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Hardik Pandya not a Test allrounder yet - Holding

Michael Holding believes Pandya is not effective as a batsman, and lacks control and consistency with the ball


Rishabh Pant lines up for Test debut at Trent Bridge?

Pant had shown his readiness for Test cricket, averaging 63 in the two unofficial Tests on India A's recent tour of England

Krishnaswamy: It's the conditions, stupid

Before being too harsh on the Indian batsmen, it's worth looking at the bowling-friendly conditions offered to them in SA and England

Trent Bridge Test build-up

England v India

Playing Kuldeep at Lord's was a mistake, says Shastri

India coach also backs under-fire Rahane, terms him a 'pillar of India's batting'

Kohli feeling better by the day - Shastri

India coach Shastri says Virat Kohli is now moving much better following his bout of back stiffness at Lord's


AB speaks

South Africa news

De Villiers has 'no regrets' about leaving 'unbearable' pressures behind

The former South Africa captain is not missing international cricket just yet, given its mental demands

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England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Autographs, photos and football - Stokes returns to the England camp

Ben Stokes arrived at Trent Bridge on Thursday as England prepare for the third Test against India


How do you fit Stokes back into England's XI?

The allrounder is available for the Trent Bridge Test against India after his acquittal. But making room for him is not easy

Andy Zaltzman

England v India

Will Chris Woakes beat Jimmy Anderson to become UK prime minister?

Imran Khan might be the gold standard, but he has two England challengers coming up the ranks

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Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018


The accidental captain who emerged shining

Ajit Wadekar was appointed to the role of India captain on a whim, and rewarded the faith placed in him with two iconic series wins

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Wadekar had great man-management skills - Shastri

Shastri also called Wadekar one of India's finest captains

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Prithvi Shaw


'Patience will get me big runs'

India A batsman Prithvi Shaw talks about learning to bide his time when the bowlers are on top

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New coach for New Zealand

Change at the top

Gary Stead named New Zealand coach

Stead took New Zealand women to the World Cup and World T20 finals; he will want to replicate that with the men's team in 2019

The Chatter

Weekly round-up

When Russell ambushed his IPL paymasters


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