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Kyle Jamieson - an extra in New Zealand’s 'perfect' T20 scheme of things

Who is Kyle Jamieson in the New Zealand setup? A new-ball bowler? A batting all-rounder? A wicket-taker or just a genuine extra in New Zealand’s T20 scheme of things? At the moment, it certainly looks like Jamieson is an extra that the Kiwis could avoid, especially considering their strength.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Disappointed that I got myself in on that wicket and got out, expresses Ben Stokes

After the first day’s play, Ben Stokes has expressed his disappointment over the fact that he got himself in on the Ahmedabad wicket before his dismissal on 55 to a straighter delivery. Stokes also admitted that the incident between him and Kohli was nothing more than two people who don’t back down.
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newscricket3 hours ago

Dean Elgar named Proteas’ Test skipper; Temba Bavuma takes over the limited-overs duty

Cricket South Africa, on Thursday, has announced that opener Dean Elgar has been appointed as the skipper of the Test side after Quinton de Kock stepped down as the skipper, across formats. Meanwhile, the Proteas have named Temba Bavuma as the skipper for the upcoming World Cup events.
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featurecricket4 hours ago

No Umesh Yadav? No problem

An hour before the start of play on Day 1, at least before journalists started second-guessing India’s playing XI, it seemed inevitable that Umesh Yadav would start. He’d been integrated into the squad last week and, after Bumrah’s departure, was naturally expected to take his ‘rightful’ place.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 hours ago

‘These things happen in sport’ - Mohammed Siraj brushes aside Ben Stokes ‘non-issue’

Mohammed Siraj, at the conclusion of Day 1, has stated that the altercation with Ben Stokes is a non-issue and these things normally happen in sports. Siraj has further delved deep into the dismissals of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow and how he got the better of the Yorkshire batsmen in Ahmedabad.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IND vs ENG | Our batsmen are planning to bat for couple of days on a ‘good batting wicket’, quips Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, who played a key hand in the hosts bowling out England for 205, asserted that the Ahmedabad wicket is ‘good’ for batting and insisted that India will look to bat for two full days. Siraj also added that bowling a consistent line and being patient was what helped India on Day 1.
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featurecricket5 hours ago

IND vs ENG | 4th Test Day 1 Talking Points - Siraj’s trust in his skill and England’s 'spin hangover'

As the nature of the Ahmedabad pitch took a complete flip, England found their groove in parts but the lapse in concentration resulted in the side bundling out for 205 runs in the first innings. While Siraj bowled like a man possessed, England batsmen's approach was questionable, to say the least.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2021 | CSK’s camp likely to start from March 9; Dhoni and Rayudu land in Chennai

Ahead of the 2021 edition of the IPL, CSK’s CEO Kasi Viswanathan has confirmed that the franchise’s camp is likely to start from March 9, after the franchise’s worst results in 2020. Several high-profile stars such as MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu among others have already landed in the city.
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newscricket9 hours ago

PCB confirm postponement of the ongoing PSL season due to COVID-19 cases

Owing to the increase in the COVID-19 cases around the camp of the various franchises, PCB, on Thursday confirmed the postponement of the ongoing Pakistan Super League season. The news comes in after three overseas players in the last week tested positive for the virus.
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newscricket9 hours ago

WI vs SL | Getting the opportunity to score six sixes was fantastic, opines Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard, after scoring six sixes off Akila Dananjaya’s over, opined that it was fantastic to get the opportunity to score six sixes and join the elite league, especially in international cricket. He also credited Dwayne Bravo and Jason Holder for showing their experience during the run chase.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Pant's harmless sledging getting the better of Crawley as batsman throws wicket away on very next ball

Rishabh Pant has been constantly on batsman’s years ever since he assumed the Test wicket-keeper role and it was no different this time as well. Today, he sledged Zak Crawley incessantly from behind the stumps and that ploy worked well as the Kent batsman handed a straight catch to Mohammed Siraj.
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newscricket10 hours ago

RCB owners had no real emotional connect with the club, claims Shane Watson

Shane Watson, who spent two years playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, claimed that while he cherished playing in Bangalore due to the calibre of his teammates, the franchise owners had no real emotional connection with the club. Watson also recalled an awkward encounter with Chris Gayle.
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newscricket11 hours ago

Twitter reacts to ‘aggressive’ Virat Kohli coming to Siraj’s defense after Stokes sledges the latter

After Ben Stokes exchanged a few words with Mohammed Siraj in the over break, Virat Kohli came to the defense of the pacer and had his own altercation with the English all-rounder. It came to a point that umpire Nitin Menon had to intervene and separate the duo from having a go at each other.
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newscricket12 hours ago

Pakistan Cricket Board offer Covid-19 vaccine to all PSL participants

The Pakistan Cricket Board, in the wake of a mini Covid outbreak in PSL, have offered all participants of the T20 extravaganza doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. By doing so, the PCB have become the first cricket board in the world to offer vaccines to its players, in an attempt to tackle the pandemic.
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newscricket13 hours ago

Kieron Pollard creates history; becomes third-ever batsman to hit six sixes in an over international cricket

Windies skipper Kieron Pollard, on Wednesday, became the third ever cricketer to smash six sixes in an over in an international game as the 33-year-old latched on to Akila Dananjaya, who turned out to be the victim in Antigua. Yuvraj Singh was the last batsman to achieve the feat in T20Is.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs ENG | The pitch looks very similar to the last Test, asserts Joe Root 

English skipper Joe Root has opined that the wicket for the fourth Test looks very similar to the one on which the day-night Test was played. He also added that England needs to learn from their mistakes in the last two Tests and find ways to build big partnerships in the Test series finale.
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featurecricketa day ago

The Dale Steyn controversy proves why we don’t deserve any better 

If you have been active on Cricket Twitter or social media, it has been one of the most maddening weeks. It's as if all the inactivity saved up from last year’s lockdown will now be avenged in a few days time via a mayhem of countless opinions. Via trolls, attacks, and pure craziness.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa day ago

IND vs ENG | Certainly the drop was tough pill to swallow; ready now to make an impact, states Dom Bess

After being reinstated in the Test squad for the last Test, Dom Bess has stated that the drop was certainly a tough pill to swallow for him but insisted that it gave him an opportunity to improve. He also added that he would rather bowl in spinning tracks rather than others where there isn’t spin.
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featurecricketa day ago

Rohit Sharma’s transformation as a Test batsman now calls for thorough respect

Back in 2013, when Rohit Sharma made his debut in the Indian whites, the question was how long before he could transform himself into the batsman that was hailed as the best in domestic cricket. It is 2021, and that transformation has finally been complete and now calls for respect.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Dale Steyn apologizing to Indian fans for comparing IPL to PSL

All hell broke loose when South African seamer Dale Steyn took a dig at the Indian Premier League for being too money centric and terming the PSL more rewarding. Today, he took to Twitter and apologized to Indian fans for hurting their sentiments and stated that it was not his intention.
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