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India's cricket team poses after winning the 3rd T20i match between West Indies and India at Guyana National Stadium in Providence, Guyana, on August 6, 2019.

Georgetown (Guyana): Riding high on confidence after clean sweeping the T20I series, Team India will look to take the form into the 50-over format when they take on West Indies in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Providence Stadium on Thursday.

India dominated the West Indies in the T20I series where they outclassed the opposition in all the three departments.

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Birmingham: Australia wrestled control of the first Ashes Test on Day 4 on Saturday thanks to centuries from Steve Smith and Matthew Wade. They declared on 487/7, giving England a target of 398 to chase. The hosts' openers Rory Burns and Jason Roy managed to see out the last half hour of the day which means that Australia will have to take 10 wickets on Day 5 to record their first win at Edgbaston since July 2001.

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India Captain Virat Kohli gives a press conference one day ahead of the 1st T20i Cricket match between West Indies and India at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on August 2, 2019 

New Delhi: After a semi-final exit in the 2019 World Cup, the limited-overs series against West Indies will be a litmus test for India skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. Having failed to live up to the expectation of fans and pundits in the showpiece event, Team India will now starting to prepare with an eye on the 2023 World Cup and that makes the role of the captain and coach all the more important.

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England's Rory Burns plays a shot on the second day of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England on August 2, 2019

Birmingham: England maintained their supremacy over Australia on the second Day of the first Ashes Test as they added 99 runs in the second session, losing just the wicket of Joe Root (57) to be placed at 170/2 at tea. The hosts now trail by 114 runs in the first innings against the visitors with nine wickets in hand.

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Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said he harbours ambitions of becoming the India head coach at some point if not right now.

"Definitely, I'm interested but not at this point of time. Let one more phase go then I will throw my name into the fray," Ganguly said at the unveiling of a new range of men's collections by Senco Gold & Diamonds.

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New Delhi: Hours before the Indian team left for the US to play two T20 internationals against the West Indies, skipper Virat Kohli had rubbished rumours of any rift in the dressing room. In fact, coach Ravi Shastri went a step ahead and said that no individual was bigger than the team.

Interestingly, vice-captain Rohit Sharma has now posted a photo on Instagram which says: "I don't just walk out for my Team. I walk out for my country."

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Srinagar: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army, joined Army troops in the militancy-infested south Kashmir region on Wednesday to carry out patrolling, guard duties and similar responsibilities just like other soldiers.

The former Indian cricket team captain will be staying with his 106 TA Battalion (Para) till August 15 and under take duties with the troops, Army officials said.

"Lt Col Dhoni arrived here today and has joined his unit," one of the officials said.

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Kolkata: Senior Indian speedster Mohammed Shami's US visa got rejected due to his existing police record on charges of domestic violence and adultery before the BCCI stepped in to his rescue.

The Bengal speedster finally got the clearance after BCCI CEO Rahul Johri wrote a letter to the US Embassy, stating his achievements for the country and furnishing the full police report about his marital discord with estranged wife Hasin Jahan.

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St. John's (Antigua): Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has been named in the 14-member West Indies squad for the three-match ODI series against India.

Prior to the ODI series against England last March, Gayle had said that he planned to retire following the World Cup, but he had a change of mind during the tournament and has made himself available for this series. The self-proclaimed "Universe Boss" also has the extra motivation of two records for West Indies in this format to chase during the series.

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England's Jonny Bairstow (C) shakes hands with Ireland's Tim Murtagh (L) after the fall of the last wicket on the third day of the first cricket Test match between England and Ireland at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 26, 2019. - England beat Ireland by 143 runs

London: England bowled Ireland out for just 38 to win their one-off Test at Lord's by 143 runs on Friday, emphatically crushing the visitors' hopes of a stunning upset.

Ireland, playing only their third Test, were chasing just 182 runs to complete what would have been one of the biggest upsets in cricket history. But they did not get close, lasting just 94 balls as Chris Woakes took a career-best six wickets for 17 runs and Stuart Broad returned figures of 4-19 .

Their second innings score was the seventh-lowest total of all time.

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