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20 questions for Murali

“Spinners will do well in any type of cricket and I think they will dominate the game. If you want to win a Test match you have to have a good spinner.” Murali predicts an era of spin supremacy and … Continue reading

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Murali heads up all-star cast for Foster’s benefit

Muttiah Muralitharan heads a true all-star cast as internationals past and present turn out for Essex captain James Foster in a special ‘Fozzy’s Big Bash’ Twenty20 match under the Chelmsford floodlights. Darren Gough and thecricketer.com columnist John Emburey head up … Continue reading

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Holmes action put under official scrutiny again

Warwickshire off-spinner Maurice Holmes, billed as ‘the English Murali’ when he was signed last year, is again under scrutiny from the England and Wales Cricket Board because of a suspect bowling action. Holmes had his action cleared by the ECB … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire keen to embrace Cheltenham again

Gloucestershire have officially launched their 2011 Cheltenham Festival, more than a month before it takes place. Chief executive Tom Richardson and players Alex Gidman, Hamish Marshall and Muttiah Muralitharan attended a special lunch in the town to publicise the five … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: Bollywood finish but too much soap opera

It’s a shock to the system that it’s all over. There must be another match between Zimbabwe and Canada going on somewhere in the sub-continent. The 2011 World Cup has been like a soap opera in India, something happening every … Continue reading

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India my pick for final packed with match-winners

The 2011 World Cup final, fittingly, will be contested by the two best-balanced and consistent teams in the competition and promises to be a magnificent occasion in Mumbai. With Sachin Tendulkar on one side and Muttiah Muralitharan on the other, … Continue reading

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CMJ: World Cup tournament still wide open

So now we know. After a protracted first phase, far too long, yes, but also far more interesting than in the previous World Cup in the Caribbean, the eight senior Test nations will duly compete for the biggest prize in … Continue reading

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Williamson work ethic will impress: Bracewell

Gloucestershire have signed New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson as their overseas player for the coming season. Williamson, 20, has signed a one-year contract to play in all competitions. He is currently at the World Cup as part of the New … Continue reading

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Muralitharan signs for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire have pulled off a major coup by signing Muttiah Muralitharan on a two-year deal to play exclusively in Twenty20 cricket during 2011 and 2012. The 38-year-old quit Test cricket last July after taking a record 800 wickets and recently … Continue reading

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