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5:50pm: AB de Villiers and Shikhar Dhawan are safe options for your fantasy team

With Royal Challengers Bangalore clashing with Sunrisers Hyderabad this evening in the IPL (18:30 start), we look at the players who look destined to deliver. Read it here. 

5.15pm: Shahid Afridi provides an update on his injury

The former Pakistan captain visited a doctor in Dubai on the knee injury he sustained during the Pakistan Super League earlier this year. Read more about the story here.

2.21pm: Virat says the beard stays

India cricket captain Virat Kohli insisted Thursday he will not be shaving off his famous beard any time soon.

The 29-year-old batsman, who said he still cleans his own cricket shoes despite being one of the world’s highest paid athletes, has in recent years become a style icon because of the beard.

A fan asked Kohli at a promotional event whether he would ever get rid of his carefully trimmed bristles.

To read Virat’s response click HERE.

11.54am: Mark Waugh slams ‘selfish’ India

Retiring selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at “selfish” India for refusing to play a day-night Test during their tour of Australia, accusing the cricketing power of holding back the game.

Cricket Australia wanted the first Test in Adelaide from December 6 played under lights to tap into the growing popularity of pink-ball cricket.

But India, who are yet to play a day-night Test, said they were not interested in experimenting in such a high-profile series.

Read Waugh’s full remarks HERE.

8.18am: The big man finally comes good for Mumbai Indians

Kieron Pollard says he never doubted himself after his crucial half-century as Mumbai Indians edged past Kings XI Punjab by three runs last night in the IPL to keep their playoff hopes well and truly alive.

Read the full story HERE

Pollard's struck an important half-century. Image - IPL/Twitter.

Pollard struck an important half-century. Image – IPL/Twitter.

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