Personal milestones 'out of our system' - Kohli

Virat Kohli has rated India's players eliminating their hunger for personal milestones in favour of the team's cause as a major highlight of his tenure as Test captain.

"That's all for TRPs [ratings]," Kohli said. "I feel all these little visuals that you see on Star [host broadcaster] and TV …

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'Our left-armers more potent against Australia' - Arthur

Mickey Arthur knows all about difficult foreign conditions, for as Australia's coach in 2013 he was at the helm for a 4-0 series loss in India.

But neither is it easy for Asian teams to handle the pace and bounce of Australian pitches, and Arthur's task over the next month …

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Root 'ready to captain' but Cook won't make hasty decision

While Cook maintained that his views on continuing as captain "have not changed" - he has long said that he will continue on a series by series basis and make a firm decision only after consulting the managing director of the England team, Andrew Strauss - he did hint he was asking …

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India's longest unbeaten run, and Ashwin's many ten-fors

R Ashwin dominated the stats again as India wrapped up victory early on the fifth day in Mumbai. 17 Consecutive Tests in which India have remained unbeaten, which equals their record - they also went 17 Tests without a defeat between September 1985 and March 1987; however, they only won four …

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Shouldn't 'overkill' day-night Tests - Lyon

Nathan Lyon has urged cricket to avoid "overkill" in its scheduling of day-night Tests, as Australia prepare for their second of back-to-back pink-ball Tests this summer.

Although there will likely be one day-night Test in next year's Ashes, Cricket Australia will push for two pink-ball Tests during other home summers …

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Lyon hopes to extract more bounce from the Gabba

Looking at statistics, Nathan Lyon is expected to do badly against Pakistan at the Gabba this week.

"Hopefully there will be a little bit more pace in the wicket as well so if there are any nicks they will carry and I will be able to hit the splice of …

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Butt keeps 'knocking very hard' on the selectors' doors

Making a national comeback has been Salman Butt's most difficult quest since being suspended for five years after an ICC tribunal had found him guilty of spot-fixing in the 2010 Lord's Test.

Having returned to first-class cricket in 2016, after completing a rehabilitation programme chalked up by the PCB, Butt …

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