A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ryan McLaren raring at opportunity to ‘add to my one Test cap’

McLaren continues to grow more confident of his chances of playing Test cricket again

South Africa all-rounder Ryan McLaren has announced his intentions of regaining a spot in the country’s Test squad just days after receiving a new national contract from Cricket South Africa (CSA).

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: David Warner calls on selectors to continue having faith in him and Ed Cowan

Warner knows that he and Cowan cannot afford another failure

Australia opening batsman David Warner has urged the national selectors to continue having faith in him and Ed Cowan as the country’s Test openers, despite both batsmen having repeatedly failed to make substantial runs against India.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Scotland and Netherlands set to receive ICC funding

Scotland and Netherlands became the second and third Associate Member nations to receive funding

Scotland and Netherlands will both receive $1.5 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the next three years as part of the Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP), which is aimed at improving cricket standard across the world.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: England need to make better starts in overseas tours, says Andy Flower

Flower is growing increasingly infuriated with this trend

England Test cricket head coach Andy Flower has announced that his team have to learn to make better starts on tours abroad as it is becoming an increasingly frustrating problem and developing pattern which may require changes to be made for future series.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Irfan Pathan determined to make Test comeback

Pathan last played a Test match in 2008

After spending nearly five years on the sidelines and occasionally being used from time to time during India’s limited overs series, left-arm pace bowler Irfan Pathan has announced his desire and intentions to make his Test comeback.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Mahendra Singh Dhoni definitely had something to do with Virender Sehwag being dropped, says Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly is convinced Dhoni played a part in seeing Sehwag dropped

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had something to do with the dropping of opening batsman Virender Sehwag from the Test side during the recently concluded four-Test series against Australia.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Kumar Sangakkara challenges younger batsmen ‘to score 35 to 40 hundreds’

Mathews’ record of centuries is currently bare with only one triple figure score

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has issued a challenge to batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal and captain Angelo Mathews, telling each of them to score at least “35 to 40 hundreds by the time they finish” their careers.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Our failure in India is not an indication of things to come during the Ashes, says Mickey Arthur

Arthur admitted that Ponting and Hussey would have been instrumental during this year’s Ashes series

Australia head coach Mickey Arthur has come to the defence of the national team after their humiliating 4-0 whitewash against the Indians, stating that this is definitely not an indication of things to come for the back-to-back Ashes series.

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