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Richard Illingworth to officiate Bangladesh-West Indies Tests; set to become first neutral umpire in Covid era

Richard Illingworth will become the first neutral umpire since the Covid-19 pandemic as Bangladesh don't have any ICC Elite Panel Umpires to officiate the Test in the country. Illingworth arrived in Chattogram on January 24 and now is undergoing quarantine in regulation with Bangladesh Govt rule.
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newscricket6 hours ago

ENG vs SL | Dinesh Chandimal rues reckless collapse; wants his batsmen to bat like Joe Root

Sri Lanka’s stand-in skipper Dinesh Chandimal expressed bafflement over his side’s second unfathomable collapse in as many Tests, and urged his batsmen, including himself, to bat with patience like Root. Despite taking a 37-run lead, a horror show in the second innings drove the Lankans to a loss.
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newscricket15 hours ago

SL vs ENG | Need to praise Joe Root’s physicality and concentration levels too, states Jos Buttler

While appreciating Joe Root’s tactical and technical aspects, Jos Buttler also pointed out that there is a need to praise the English skipper’s physicality and concentration levels. He also added that Root’s innings came as a spin masterclass for the rest of the team to tackle the spin challenge.
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newscricketa day ago

Don’t think I’m in contention for Test return; Australia got more than enough, admits Glenn Maxwell

Despite Australia’s loss against India and a middle-order shambles, Glenn Maxwell has admitted that he isn’t in contention for a possible Test return. While stating that Australia have enough players, he warned that it is a double-edged sword for him to push his case in red-ball cricket.
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newscricket2 days ago

PAK vs SA | We’ve tried to prepare for everything and anything in Pakistan, reckons Faf du Plessis

South Africa, who would be facing Pakistan for the first time in the sub-continent since 2007, reckoned that they have tried to prepare for everything in anything in these conditions. He also insisted that the bio-bubble is fatiguing but good composure and mental strength will help get past it.
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newscricket2 days ago

Babar Azam calls Pakistan players to play fearless cricket in white-ball format

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has stated that playing with inhibition doesn’t help the cause for the Pakistan team and added that he wants the players to play fearless cricket. He has also added that Pakistan need to win against top teams to call themselves a top side in international cricket.
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newscricket2 days ago

Grateful to the management for showing faith when I was scoring 30s and 40s, states Niroshan Dickwella

Niroshan Dickwella, who posted his highest score in Test cricket earlier today, said that he was grateful to the management for showing incessant faith in him, and revealed that he worked hard on innings construction. Dickwella fell agonizingly short of what would have been his maiden Test ton.
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newscricket3 days ago

Virtual eye admit to dodgy Steve Smith ‘fourth stump’ DRS decision being erroneous

Ian Taylor, MD of Virtual Eye that operates DRS in Australia and New Zealand, admitted that the ‘fourth stump’ graphic popping up in a DRS call in the SCG Test was a goof-up, and took full responsibility for the blunder. Taylor, however, defended the legitimacy of the Labuschagne LBW call at MCG.
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newscricket3 days ago

BBL 2020-21 | Feels like the peak of my career; not thinking about England return, postulates Alex Hales

After being axed from the England squad two years ago, Alex Hales has stated that it feels like the peak of his career while not thinking about a possible England return. He also insisted he isn’t overly worried about it and is only thinking of enjoying his cricket across the globe in the T20s.
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newscricket4 days ago

BAN vs WI | Leading the attack is a challenge that I am willfully accepting, proclaims Alzarri Joseph

Alzarri Joseph, who is spearheading the pace attack for the Windies in the subcontinent, has proclaimed that leading the attack is a challenge that he willfully accepts. He also stressed that inexperience and lack of application cost them the first ODI, where they were bundled out cheaply.
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