newscricket25 days ago

Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC ODI batsmen rankings

Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top position among batsmen in the latest ICC ODI rankings and has reached 889 points, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar. Moreover, not just Kohli, but, India women’s team captain, Mithali Raj has also climbed to No.1 spot in the latest ODI rankings released by the ICC.
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newscricketa month ago

WATCH | Hasan Ali makes fun of Lankan batsman Sachith Pathirana

Though the Sri Lanka-Pakistan series not been an exciting one by any stretch of imagination, Hassan Ali provided a hilarious moment in the first T20I that left even Sachith Pathirana smiling. After the Sri Lankan got an inside edge, Ali pretended to take a catch with the ball at the former's feet.
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newscricket2 months ago

WATCH | Darren Sammy shows great sportsmanship after being knocked down by Hasan Ali's yorker

Darren Sammy has won the hearts of fans all around the world for his sportsmanship during the first T20 match of the Independence Cup, yesterday, between Pakistan and World XI. Even though Hasan Ali’s yorker left the Windies star on his back, Sammy appreciated his delivery by applauding it.
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newscricket5 months ago

Fakhar Zaman reveals Virat Kohli sledged him during the Champions Trophy Final

Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman revealed that Virat Kohli sledged him and Azhar Ali by saying "if we get one wicket the rest will follow" while Jasprit Bumrah, too, had a go at the opener during the Champions Trophy final. Zaman went on to score 114 in the match as Pakistan lifted their maiden title.
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newscricket5 months ago

Michael Hussey : Underdogs Pakistan played at their best in the final

Former Australian batsman Micheal Hussey feels that underdogs Pakistan were deserved to be the champion of the CT and they played their best cricket in the final. Hussey also added that tournament plays are about peaking at the right time and Pakistan did just that to clinch their maiden title.
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newscricket5 months ago

Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah rise in ODI Player Rankings

Indian opener Rohit Sharma has gained three slots to reach 10th position in the rankings for batsmen, while speedster Jasprit Bumrah rose 19 places to the 24th spot among the bowlers. Sharma was the second highest run-scorer in the Champions Trophy with 304 runs whilst guiding India to the final.
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newscricket5 months ago

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Kohli, Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar make team of the tournament

Indian skipper Virat Kohli bagged the fourth spot in the batting line up of the ICC Champions Trophy team of the tournament while Shikhar Dhawan was picked to open the innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar led the pace attack, while Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was named the captain of the team.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Why Pakistan can win the Champions Trophy

Pakistan have already exceeded expectations by reaching the Champions Trophy final and one should not be surprised if Sarfaraz Ahmed and his team defy the odds once again to dethrone India in the final. Given the way Pakistan have played so far, here's how they can beat India in the final.
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newscricket5 months ago

Champions Trophy 2017 | Rahul Dravid advises Virat Kohli to play the same team in the final

Former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has advised Virat Kohli to stick with things that have worked in the tournament so far. Meanwhile, Dravid suggested that the experienced Pakistani duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik need to step up their game to give their team a fighting chance.
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newscricket5 months ago

Sarfraz Ahmed credits Pakistani bowlers for the semi-final win

Sarfraz Ahmed has attributed Pakistan's 8-wicket win against England in the first semi-final to his bowlers who restricted the hosts to a paltry 211. Sarfraz reserved special praise for Hasan Ali's breathtaking performance in the game where the left-arm pacer claimed three important wickets.
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