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Aug 23, 2015

No fairytale farewell for Sri Lankan great Sangakkara

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – There was no fairytale farewell but Kumar Sangakkara left behind a slew of batting records and a rich legacy after playing his final test knock at the P Sara Oval on Sunday.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin cemented his status as Sri Lanka’s current public enemy number one by dismissing the home hero for the fourth time in four innings.

Aug 23, 2015

Cricket-No fairytale farewell for Sri Lankan great Sangakkara

Aug 23 (Reuters) – There was no fairytale farewell but Kumar Sangakkara left behind a slew of batting records and a rich legacy after playing his final test knock at the P Sara Oval on Sunday.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin cemented his status as Sri Lanka’s current public enemy number one by dismissing the home hero for the fourth time in four innings.

Aug 22, 2015

Indian milkman’s son chases dream in greener pastures

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Golfing prodigy Shubham Jaglan turned 11 last week but the only son of a milkman from rural India is aloof to the cartoons and toys that usually draw boys of his age.

The winner of back-to-back titles on the world junior golf circuit in the United States last month knows he must make sacrifices to achieve his dreams.

Jul 23, 2015

Leg-spinner Mishra returns to India squad for Sri Lanka tests

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Leg-spinner Amit Mishra was recalled to the Indian test team on Thursday, joining a formidable slow-ball attack for the three-match series in Sri Lanka next month.

Injury to fellow leg-spinner Karn Sharma and the spin-conducive nature of the pitches in Sri Lanka combined to facilitate Mishra’s recall to the side.

Jul 23, 2015

Cricket-Leg-spinner Mishra returns to India squad for Sri Lanka tests

NEW DELHI, July 23 (Reuters) – Leg-spinner Amit Mishra was recalled to the Indian test team on Thursday, joining a formidable slow-ball attack for the three-match series in Sri Lanka next month.

Injury to fellow leg-spinner Karn Sharma and the spin-conducive nature of the pitches in Sri Lanka combined to facilitate Mishra’s recall to the side.

Jul 3, 2015

Interview: Gambhir happy to buck trends in comeback bid

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Gymnastics and mixed martial arts do not come naturally to Indian batsmen but former opener Gautam Gambhir, toiling in Perth to revive his international career, does not mind giving them a try if it helps get him back to the top.

Once described by former batting partner Virender Sehwag as the best Indian opener since Sunil Gavaskar, Gambhir has fallen out of favour with selectors and spent 20 months in the wilderness before making a brief comeback in England last year.

Jul 3, 2015

Cricket-Gambhir happy to buck trends in comeback bid

NEW DELHI, July 3 (Reuters) – Gymnastics and mixed martial arts do not come naturally to Indian batsmen but former opener Gautam Gambhir, toiling in Perth to revive his international career, does not mind giving them a try if it helps get him back to the top.

Once described by former batting partner Virender Sehwag as the best Indian opener since Sunil Gavaskar, Gambhir has fallen out of favour with selectors and spent 20 months in the wilderness before making a brief comeback in England last year.

May 11, 2015

Pakistan hope to renew India cricket ties with series in UAE

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Sunday it expects bilateral series with India to resume in the United Arab Emirates in December but there was no confirmation from its powerful cross-border counterpart.

The series in the UAE will feature three tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Kolkata after meeting Indian board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya.

May 10, 2015

Pakistan hope to renew India ties with series in UAE

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Sunday it expects bilateral series with India to resume in the United Arab Emirates in December but there was no confirmation from its powerful cross-border counterpart.

The series in the UAE will feature three tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Kolkata after meeting Indian board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya.

May 10, 2015

Cricket-Pakistan hope to renew India ties with series in UAE

NEW DELHI, May 10 (Reuters) – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Sunday it expects bilateral series with India to resume in the United Arab Emirates in December but there was no confirmation from its powerful cross-border counterpart.

The series in the UAE will feature three tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Kolkata after meeting Indian board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya.