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Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes first wicketkeeper to effect 100 stumpings in ODI Cricket :

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes first wicketkeeper to effect 100 stumpings in ODI Cricket :

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Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today became the first wicketkeeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals. Dhoni achieved the feat in his 301st ODI in Colombo today when he whipped off the bails to remove Sri Lankan batsman Akila Dananjaya off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's bowling. 36-year-old Dhoni has also taken 281 catches apart from scoring 9,657 runs so far. Dhoni played 90 Tests and 77 T20 Internationals as well. In 90 Tests, Dhoni has taken 256 catches and effected 38 stumpings. In T20 Internationals, Dhoni has taken 43 catches and affected 23 stumpings.
Devendra, Sardar selected for Khel Ratna award :

Devendra, Sardar selected for Khel Ratna award :

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Para Athlete Devendra and Hockey player Sardar Singh have been selected for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, Women Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur and shooter P. N. Prakash are among the 17 sportsmen who will be given Arjuna Awards for their outstanding performance. Seven persons have been chosen for Dronacharya Awards for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events. They include late Dr. R. Gandhi in Athletics, Brij Bhushan Mohanty in Boxing and P.A. Raphel in the filed of hockey. Dhyan Chand Award will be given to Bhupender Singh in Athletics, Syed Shahid Hakim in Football and Sumarai Tete in Hockey for their life time contribution to sports development. The awardees will received their awards from the President Ram Nat...
ICC Women’s World Cup: India to take on Australia today

ICC Women’s World Cup: India to take on Australia today

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In the ICC Women's World Cup cricket, India will take on six-time champions Australia in the second semi-final in Derby today. The match will start 3 PM Indian Time. A win today will ensure India's entry into the summit clash at the Lord's only for the second time in the history of the tournament. India played the final of the World Cup only once in 2005 edition in South Africa, where they lost to Australia.
Team India skipper Virat Kohli will be consulted on new head coach: Sourav Ganguly

Team India skipper Virat Kohli will be consulted on new head coach: Sourav Ganguly

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In spite of news reports emerging that the new head coach of the Indian team will be announced today, former captain and CAC member Saurav Ganguly maintained that skipper Virat Kohli will be consulted over the selection but was not the main person to decide on the issue. Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of a promotional event in Mumbai that they respect Virat's decision. At the end of the day it is his team, he is going to lead the team. He will be consulted. But, he will not be the main person and he doesn't want to be the main person.
T-20 rankings:Kohli remains top batsman; Bumrah rises to 2nd spot :

T-20 rankings:Kohli remains top batsman; Bumrah rises to 2nd spot :

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India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has risen to second place in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings while skipper Virat Kohli has retained the top spot in the batsmen's list. In all-rounders' category, Bangladesh's superstar Shakib Al Hasan leads the chart, followed by Glenn Maxwell and Mohammad Nabi. Pakistan's ICC Champions Trophy-winning side's member Imad Wasim has become the number-one ranked T20 bowler. In the batting table, Kohli, Aaron Finch of Australia and Kane Williamson of New Zealand have retained the top three positions. In the team rankings, England has moved into outright second position with123 points to trail number-one ranked New Zealand by two points.
ICC Champions Trophy: India take on Bangladesh in 2nd semi-final

ICC Champions Trophy: India take on Bangladesh in 2nd semi-final

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Bangladesh were 67 for 2 in 14 overs against India in the second semi-final of ICC Champions Cricket Trophy at Edgbaston in Birmingham when reports last came in. After a slight delay due to drizzle, India won the toss and decided to field first. Both the captains have kept their squads unchanged. Pakistan stormed into the Final of the tournament last night with a 8-wicket win over England in Cardiff. The Final will be played on Sunday at the Oval in London.
Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

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India captain Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. With brilliant knocks of 81 not out against Pakistan and 76 not out against South Africa in the Champions Trophy, Kohli leapfrogged de Villiers and Warner into the number one spot. Kohli had earlier held the top spot for four days in January this year. Opener Shikhar Dhawan has returned in the top 10. The left-hander vaulted five places to 10th following scores of 68 against Pakistan, 125 against Sri Lanka and 78 against South Africa. Rohit Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have slipped one place each to 13th and 14th, respectively, while Yuvraj Singh has gained six places to be at 88th spot. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has led the charge of India's bowlers by vaulting 13 places to share ...