I wanted to quit the ODI side last year since I feared sustaining a career-threatening injury, admits Kevin Pietersen

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Pietersen’s knee issues have heightened his fears about sustaining a career-threatening injury

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has for once not been the talk of the town as he continues to nurse his knee just days before the start of the historic Ashes series, which begins at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on July 10.

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All Full Member nations should be required to play a minimum number of Tests within four years, says ICC Cricket Committee

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The West Indies will not play any more Test matches this year

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Cricket Committee have announced that they are planning to introduce a minimum number of Test matches all Full Member nations must meet within four years in an attempt to salvage the diminishing reputation of the longest format of the game.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: South Africa bowlers focused on improving death bowling

Donald will continue to press the issue until all the bowlers are capable of bowling swinging yorkers

South Africa’s pace bowlers are constantly referred to as being the best in the world at what they do, which is bowling at lightning fast speeds and being masters at delivering bouncers, but bowling coach Allan Donald has identified a new problem within the pace attack, one that will require strenuous work to fix.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: My next aim is to represent India in 50 Test matches, says Suresh Raina

Raina’s last 14 Tests have been an absolute nightmare

India batsman Suresh Raina, who is well known across the world for his aggressive batting style in limited overs cricket, has expressed his desire to represent his country in 50 Test matches and added that this would be the next aim of his international career.

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