India’s talent depths stretch so far that they could have two teams, says Shahid Afridi

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Afridi lavished praise on India for the way they dealt with the loss of their senior players

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced that India’s talent depths stretch so far that they could easily have two teams representing the country at the international level.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: West Indies and Zimbabwe set to receive ICC funding

Richardson is eagerly awaiting to witness the impact of the funds on both countries

The West Indies and Zimbabwe have become the two latest nations to be granted funding through the International Cricket Council (ICC) Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP), which is solely aimed at improving the level of international cricket played around the world.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Thilan Samaraweera announces retirement from international cricket

Samaraweera believes his decision to retire came at the right time

Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera has announced his retirement from international cricket effective immediately after he was dropped from the national squad for their series against Bangladesh.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Steven Finn has to break out of his habit of disturbing the stumps with his legs, says Angus Fraser

Finn’s habit has deprived him of wickets in the past

England have been dealt major blows in the past after umpires have ruled pace bowler Steven Finn’s deliveries as dead balls when he disturbs the stumps at the non-strikers end with his legs, and Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser believes it is time for Finn to correct the mistake in order to avoid future situations where batsmen are given a reprieve due to his unorthodox quirk.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: New Zealand to receive funding from ICC for devlopment

New Zealand have steadily slipped down the rankings over the past year

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced that New Zealand will be the latest beneficiary of their Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP) and will receive a total of US$1.8 million over the next three years.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Former Australia keeper Luke Ronchi looking to join New Zealand team

Ronchi believes his chances of making the New Zealand team are high

Former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has abandoned his plans to try and get back on the national team and instead has gone to New Zealand, where he is on the verge of becoming eligible to play for the Black Caps.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ian Healy lashes out at Matthew Wade over constant blunders behind the stumps

Some of Wade’s errors have proved to be extremely costly

Former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy has slammed Matthew Wade over his constant blunders behind the stumps during the Test summer and stated that his glovework was in dire need of improvement for the upcoming tour of India and back-to-back Ashes series.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Brad Haddin expected to play during back-to-back Ashes series

A bright light has finally broken through Haddin’s year of dark skies

Australia veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is expected to fill the void left behind after the retirement of batting duo Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey when the national team start preparing for their back-to-back Ashes series against arch-rivals England.

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