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10:39 AM ET After not being considered for the World Cup, India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is likely to play first-class cricket for English county Hampshire. It is understood that Rahane, who is a Grade A contracted player, sought permission from the BCCI this week to play for Hampshire. ESPNcricinfo understands the BCCI is open
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3:00 AM ET Big picture For a change, Mumbai Indians have started strongly and the Delhi franchise finds itself at the top half of the points table- no.2 to be precise. There’s actually nothing but net run-rate separating Delhi Capitals and Mumbai. Capitals have won three on the trot on the road, but have won
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1:21 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Former West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan will mentor the West Indies side ahead of their next month’s tri-nation ODI series against Bangladesh and hosts Ireland, and the World Cup following it. Sarwan, who retired in 2016 after a 13-year long international career, has already joined the ongoing week-long training camp
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9:30 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff A not-so-cryptic tweet from Ambati Rayudu has added to the public criticism of the decision to drop him for the World Cup. Rayudu was left out in favour of Vijay Shankar, who, in the words of the chief selector, brings “three dimensions” to the side. A day after the said
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