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Du Plessis bullish against 'less verbal' Australia

South Africa inflicted a 5-0 ODI whitewash at home on Steven Smith's side - albeit one with a depleted bowling attack - and rate themselves highly as they head to Australia for a three-Test series.

"To beat Australia the way we did, really convincingly and not giving them a sniff, will leave …

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Gave Bishoo 'eight soft wickets' - Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said his batsmen had given West Indies legspinner Devendra Bishoo "eight soft wickets" during their second-innings collapse on the fourth day of the day-night Test in Dubai. "I am not going to take anything away from the way Bishoo bowled because he bowled really, really well …

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Marsh hamstring injury hits Australia plans

Australia's plans for the Test series against South Africa have been upset by a hamstring injury to Shaun Marsh, making him an unlikely starter for the opening match at the WACA Ground in Perth.

Marsh, who has a long history of hamstring trouble, suffered the injury while batting for Western …

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Pakistan-India women series in doubt

The series between India and Pakistan's women's teams, which counts towards ICC Women's Championship points, is in major doubt. The two have till the end of October to play the series, but the BCCI has not responded to the PCB's queries on the series since May with either a confirmation …

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Sabbir steps up to fill Bangladesh vacancy

In the two years that he has spent playing 55 international matches, Sabbir Rahman has rapidly progressed from being a lower-order hitter in T20s to a dependable ODI No 3. He now has the chance to bring his free-spirited approach to batting to Bangladesh's Test team.

He is among four …

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Supreme Court reserves order as BCCI seeks more time

The Supreme Court of India has reserved its order regarding the Lodha Committee's status report, which had recommended that the BCCI office bearers be "superseded" and a panel of administrators be appointed to implement the court-approved recommendations.

On Monday the court heard from amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium that the BCCI's …

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Younis added to Pakistan squad for second Test

Pakistan have added batsman Younis Khan to their squad for the second Test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi, which starts from October 21.

The 38-year-old batsman had contracted a high fever last month that was later diagnosed as the mosquito-borne disease, as he underwent treatment at a Karachi hospital …

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