Exclusive Interview: ‘I definitely have a big goal of playing Test cricket for the Proteas’, says Colin Ingram

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Ingram feels he is ready to don the Test whites for South Africa

Colin Ingram’s rise to fame may not have produced as much fanfare as that of England’s Joe Root, but this 27-year-old is ready to take his career to the next level.

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We have to make a strong start to the Champions Trophy by beating India, says AB de Villiers

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De Villiers is confident that South Africa stand a good chance to win the Champions Trophy

South Africa ODI captain AB de Villiers has vowed to put an end to the ‘chokers’ tag his team have been branded with by starting off their Champions Trophy campaign with a win over India, who they play on June 6 and are considered to be one of the favourites to win the tournament this year.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: John Wright appointed as new head coach of Mumbai Indians

Wright has worked closely with Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar in the past

Former India coach John Wright has been appointed as the Mumbai Indians’ new head coach for this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is set to get underway on April 3.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Paddy Upton appointed as new coach of Rajasthan Royals

Upton and Dravid have worked closely together in the past

South Africa performance director Paddy Upton has replaced Monty Desai as the Rajasthan Royals new head coach for this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is set to get underway on April 3.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: New Zealand have become a much more respected ODI side, says Kyle Mills

Mills believes the win over South Africa has given the team a much-needed boost of confidence

New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills has announced that the national team have become a much more respected side in ODIs over the years and have also established themselves as a “quality white-ball unit” after defeating South Africa 2-1 in their recently concluded ODI series.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Stuart Broad’s injury is a massive concern of ours, says national selector Geoff Miller

Miller hinted that Broad might be permanently sidelined if his heel injury gets any worse

England national selector Geoff Miller has admitted that pace bowler Stuart Broad’s heel injury is a major concern to him and the rest of the team management since there may come a time in the near future when he will not be able to play in all three formats.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Rahul Dravid advises Mahendra Singh Dhoni to step down as captain of the Chennai Super Kings and T20 side

Dravid respects Dhoni for showing the heart and passion to carry on in spite of all the harsh criticism he has received

Legendary India batsman Rahul Dravid has advised skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to step down as captain of the Twenty20 side and also as leader of his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, the Chennai Super Kings.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Was the third ODI between India and Pakistan fixed?

Nixon truly believes there was something suspicious about the match

First it was the India Pakistan semi-final match during the 2011 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup and now it is the third ODI between the two arch-rivals that has got former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon suspicious about whether the match was fixed or not.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: You cannot judge Mahendra Singh Dhoni by ‘how much he misses’, says David Richardson

Richardson sees Dhoni as a pioneer of the modern game

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive officer (CEO) David Richardson has backed India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, stating that people should not be so quick to judge him by “how much he misses”.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: VVS Laxman believes he is still fit enough to play Test cricket

Laxman believes India will bounce back soon enough

Just under six months ago, former India batsman VVS Laxman bid adieu to international cricket, but recently, the stylish and technically gifted player admitted that he believes he is still fit enough to play Test cricket.

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