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WTC Final | No wickets from Bumrah was the biggest setback for India, declares Wasim Jaffer 

Former Indian Test opener Wasim Jaffer has highlighted Jasprit Bumrah's wicketless display in the WTC final against New Zealand as the biggest setback for India. He was also not impressed with the way India batted in the second innings and felt they should have been more positive.
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newscricket42 minutes ago

Conditions in West Indies will be very similar to what we get in World T20, asserts Aaron Finch

Australian skipper Aaron Finch has outlined that the conditions in West Indies will be very similar to what Australia gets in the upcoming T20 World Cup. He also added that there will be a lot of changes in the make-up of the squad that was earlier envisaged by the selectors and the management.
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newscricket2 hours ago

PSL 2021 | You need to ignore the noise when you go for the win, states Mohammad Rizwan

After leading his side to their first-ever PSL trophy, Multan Sultan’s skipper Mohammad Rizwan has stated that it is important to ignore the outside noise to win the trophy. While crediting the team for sticking together, he lavishly praised Maqsood’s influence on the team in the competition.
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newscricket2 hours ago

ENG vs SL | It was a good challenge with T20 World Cup in mind, postulates Eoin Morgan

After his side’s nervy five-wicket win, Eoin Morgan has postulated that the challenge against Sri Lanka was good, keeping the upcoming T20 World Cup in mind. He also insisted that Liam Livingstone and Sam Billings showed the depth that the Three Lions possess in the batting department.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Arun Dhumal confirms BCCI’s request to ECB for two warm-up games ahead of England tour

On Friday, according to reports from the Indian Express, BCCI’s treasurer Arun Dhumal confirmed that BCCI are set to request the ECB for two warm-up games ahead of the five-match series against England. This comes in after India were handed a loss in the World Tet Championship final by New Zealand
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newscricket18 hours ago

PCB suspend Peshawar Zalmi’s Haider Ali and Umaid Asif ahead of PSL final

Peshawar Zalmi have endured a big blow ahead of their PSL final against Multan Sultans as Haider Ali and Umaid Asif have been suspended by the PCB for breaching the bio-bubble a day before the final. Haider has also been withdrawn from Pakistan's squad set to tour England and West Indies.
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newscricket18 hours ago

WTC final | Kohli and Pujara’s dismissal to Kyle Jamieson was turning point, feels VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman has pointed out that Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal against Kyle Jamieson was the turning point of the WTC final, that the Black Caps won by eight wickets. Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar also had a similar point of view about the final day.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Reports | New Zealand players given permission to feature in remainder of IPL 2021

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have reportedly given the green light for the Kiwi international players to feature in the remainder of IPL 2021 that is set to be played in the month of September in UAE. Australia and England are, however, yet to confirm the participation of their players.
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featurecricket19 hours ago

As reality starts to kick in, it’s time for India to confront some harsh truths

Cue the overreactions; when there’s a defeat of this magnitude, they are inevitable.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket20 hours ago

Kyle Jamieson was definitely the standout player in WTC final, admits Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn has called New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson as the standout player in the WTC final between India and New Zealand, which the latter won by eight wickets. Steyn also said that the Indian bowlers were underprepared, and hopes for them to make come back against England.
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newscricket21 hours ago

Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side is the best team in the country's history, claims Sir Richard Hadlee

Sir Richard Hadlee has heaped praise on the New Zealand Test side and has termed the Kane Williamson-led side the best in the country's history. The 69-year-old called it a special day in New Zealand's cricket history and claimed that the Kiwis thoroughly deserved to win the title.
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newscricketa day ago

Never thought I’d end my career as World Champion, feels special to sign off with a win, says BJ Watling

BJ Watling, who played his final professional cricket game on Wednesday, expressed that it was surreal to sign off from the sport as a world champion, and revealed that the feeling was satisfying. Incredibly, Watling continued to keep on the final day despite dislocating a finger before lunch.
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newscricketa day ago

Victory in WTC Final makes up for 2019 World Cup heartbreak, expresses Ross Taylor

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, who hit the winning runs on Wednesday, expressed that winning the inaugural World Test Championship made-up for the heart-shattering loss the Kiwis suffered in the 2019 World Cup final. Taylor described the WTC Final as the biggest highlight of his career.
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newscricketa day ago

WTC Final | Overcautious Indian batsmen need to be more positive, asserts Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli felt that the Indian batsmen ‘allowed’ the New Zealand bowlers to dictate terms, and insisted on the need for the group to be more positive and proactive at the crease heading into the future. Kohli opined that by being too defensive, batsmen carry the risk of killing momentum.
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newscricketa day ago

Not a big fan of one-off WTC final, champion should be decided by a three-match series, states Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli expressed his displeasure over the WTC being decided by a one-off final and claimed that the ICC should ‘definitely’ consider making it a three-match series to enable teams to stage comebacks. Kohli claimed that a champion being decided by ‘two good days of cricket’ felt wrong.
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newscricketa day ago

WTC Final | New Zealand showed great heart and put us under pressure throughout, asserts Virat Kohli

Losing skipper Virat Kohli stated that New Zealand put India under the pump throughout the game and showed a lot of heart in the big game. He also added that the morning session on the reserve day where India lost wickets in a bunch proved to be the difference in the final against New Zealand.
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newscricketa day ago

WTC Final | Special feeling to walk away with an ICC title on a sporting surface, admits Kane Williamson

Post the World Test Championship win, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson called it a special feeling before crediting the win against India to a team effort, from both batting and bowling unit. Williamson also admitted that it is a special feeling for the BlackCaps and credited Taylor’s experience.
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newscricketa day ago

WTC Final | It's a massive moment, winning this final feels surreal, expresses Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson, who played a key part in New Zealand's WTC title win, stated that winning the final is a massive moment for him and the whole experience feels surreal. He also added that to get Virat Kohli twice in the Test was great given he's a world-class player, and playing at RCB helped.
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newscricket2 days ago

Twitter reacts to New Zealand surmounting India to clinch maiden World Test Championship title

Six days, out of which two entire days were gone due to rain but that didn’t restrict New Zealand from forcing an unlikely win against India, in an action-packed six-day Test in Southampton. Chasing 139, the Kiwis had a few troubles early on but Taylor-Williamson ensured that they got home safely.
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featurecricket2 days ago

WTC Final | Rose Bowl Day 6 Talking Points: Two ends of the spectrum - Jamieson-Bumrah; India-New Zealand

While everyone were staring at a draw when the day started, New Zealand's pacer bowlers, spearheaded by Jamieson turned the fortune around, bowling India out for 170. Needing 139, the BlackCaps openers were dismissed by Ashwin before Taylor-Williamson steered them home to win the WTC final.
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