A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Andrew Hudson admits Thami Tsolekile was supposed to play in Test series against New Zealand

Tsolekile still does not fully understand why he was dropped during the New Zealand Test series

South Africa convenor of selectors Andrew Hudson has admitted that wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile was supposed to replace batsman AB de Villiers behind the stumps for the New Zealand Test series, but he was denied the opportunity after de Villiers announced that he would like to continue donning the gloves for the Proteas.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: India’s bowlers are headed in the right direction, says Joe Dawes

Khan was nowhere near his best during the four-Test series

India bowling coach Joe Dawes truly believes the bowlers are heading in the right direction, despite all the seamers putting up an appalling performance throughout the four-Test series against England.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: England to continue rotation policy during ODI series against India

Swann will miss the entire ODI series

In an attempt to limit the players’ workload and chances of sustaining injuries, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that they will be continuing their rotation policy throughout the five-ODI series against India in January.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Derek Underwood believes Monty Panesar will be the x-factor during the fourth Test against India

Underwood believes Panesar can lead England to victory in India for the first time in 27 years

Former England spinner Derek Underwood has labelled left-arm spinner Monty Panesar as the x-factor for the fourth Test against India at Nagpur.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Dimuth Karunaratne and Nuwan Pradeep included in Sri Lanka Test squad for Australia series

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Karunaratne was included for his outstanding performance against New Zealand

Sri Lanka opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne and pace bowler Nuwan Pradeep have been added to the Test squad for the upcoming three-Test series against Australia.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: We need to ensure that the pace bowlers get enough rest before the start of the Ashes, says Ali de Winter

De Winter wants to see Australia’s pace attack fit and healthy all year round

Australia bowling coach Ali de Winter has announced that the national team’s pace bowling attack must be given adequate rest before the start of their Ashes campaign next year.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: We will push ourselves to the limit against South Africa knowing that the number one Test team ranking is up for grabs, says Michael Hussey

Hussey is confident that Australia can win the last two Tests

Having come off scoring a brilliant century at Brisbane against South Africa in the first Test, veteran Australia batsman Michael Hussey believes that every player in the national team will be pushing themselves to the limit in the last two Tests at Adelaide and Perth since they know that the number one Test team ranking is on the line.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Matthew Wade in elation and Brad Haddin in dejection as Australia squad for first Test against South Africa announced

Wade will be under a lot of pressure to perform with both the bat and gloves

Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade may as well have been jumping in the air and thanking his lucky stars, while veteran Brad Haddin could be looking at the end of his international career after Australia’s squad for the first Test against South Africa at Brisbane on November 9 was announced.

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