A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Mahela Jayawardene believes the cricketing world will miss seeing VVS Laxman in action

Jayawardene ranks Laxman as one of the purest batsmen to have ever played the game

With Indian batsman VVS Laxman announcing his retirement from international cricket recently, there have been a flood of tributes flowing in from cricketers past and present.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Lasith Malinga believes Sri Lanka have an advantage going into the World T20

Malinga insists that Sri Lanka will have an advantage throughout the ICC World Twenty20

With the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 just around the corner, Sri Lanka pace bowler Lasith Malinga has revealed that the team representing the country during the tournament will have an edge over the rest of the other nations due to the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL).

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Michael Clarke admits Australia will be troubled by Pakistan’s spin attack

Clarke believes the team that takes full advantage of the spin-friendly conditions will end up winning the series

Despite the heat and humidity of the United Arab Emirates, along matches finishing at 2am, Australia captain Michael Clarke is more concerned about the threat posed by the Pakistan spin bowlers, led by Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Eoin Morgan willing to put Test cricket ahead of IPL

Morgan is ready to do whatever it takes to get his Test career back on track

While the Indian Premier League (IPL) may have reeled in many of the world’s best cricketers due to the lucrative contracts on offer, England batsman Eoin Margan has announced that he is ready to give up that world of glitz and glamour if it means that he can represent his country again.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Dav Whatmore expects the heat to be a tough challenge for the Australians

Whatmore reckons that the heat will take its toll on the Australians throughout the series

Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore believes the United Arab Emirates late night heat will greatly challenge the Australian players since they have no real experience playing in these kind of conditions.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Michael Hussey interested in opening batting for Australia

Hussey noted that he is not too concerned about his position on the batting lineup

Australia batsman Michael Hussey has expressed interest in the idea of opening the batting for the national team during the rest of the series against Pakistan after there were growing concerns whether wicketkeeper batsman Matthew Wade could handle opening the batting after standing behind the stumps for 50 overs.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Julien Fountain wants Pakistan players to admit fears in order to improve

Fountain believes fielding is a key area that Pakistan need to improve on

Pakistan fielding coach Julien Fountain has announced that the national team players should admit their fears and weaknesses if they are to see any improvements in their career.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Matthew Wade’s batting position a big concern for Australia

Rixon believes Wade’s performance with the bat or gloves may suffer if he does not get adequate rest

There have been mounting concerns within the Australian camp about wicketkeeper batsman Matthew Wade’s ability to open the batting after having stood behind the stumps for 50 overs.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Kevin Pietersen’s derogatory comments about James Taylor puts talks with Andrew Strauss on hold

Pietersen’s comments about Taylor is going to make it harder for him to get selected again

Yet another new twist has emerged in the Kevin Pietersen saga as the disgraced England batsman has apparently been accused of making derogatory comments about debutant James Taylor during the second Test at Headingley.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Pragyan Ojha deserves as much credit as me, says Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin and Ojha picked up 18 out of the 20 New Zealand wickets

Fresh off their convincing innings and 115 run win against New Zealand in the first Test at Hyderabad, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who took 12 wickets in the entire match, stated that fellow spinner Pragyan Ojha, who finished with six wickets in the match, deserved as much credit as him since he played a vital part in guiding the team to victory.

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