Eight franchises collectively spent Rs 91.15 crore to buy 66 players from a pool of 351 that went under the hammer. IMAGE: Auctioneer Richard Madley conducts proceedings at the IPL Players' Auction. Photograph: BCCI England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive overseas purchase -- bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore even as some unheralded Indian domestic players trumped seasoned names to land lucrative deals at the Indian Premier League players' ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
How will young batsmen brought up on T20 learn to build an innings?What about the technique to patiently negotiate hostile seam bowling conditions or the skill to play on difficult dusty turners?What about leaving the swinging ball outside off stump? These are some of the questions raised by S Giridhar and V J Raghunath in their book, From Mumbai To Durban: India's Greatest Tests. IMAGE: M S Dhoni has handed the baton to Virat Kohli. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters Dhoni has made way for ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
A relieved Australia captured Pakistan's last two wickets to win a captivating first day-night test in Brisbane by 39 runs on Monday but the touring side won huge admiration for their dogged fourth innings resistance. Chasing a test record 490 for victory, ...Sify, 2 months ago Australia survive Pakistan scare to win day-night Test Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Gabba wicket, which traditionally offers pace and bounce, had a layer of grass on the eve of the venue's first day-night Test. IMAGE: Fast bowler Mitchell Starc during an Australian nets session at The Gabba. Photograph: Jason O'Brien/Getty Images Australia may unleash an all-pace attack against Pakistan for the series-opening day-night Test in Brisbane, home captain Steve Smith said.Smith expects fast bowler Jackson Bird, recalled for the last Test against South Africa, to hold his place ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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